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Ryan Gracie (English pronunciation: /ˈhiː.ən ˈɡræsiː/; August 14, 1974 – December 15, 2007), was a Brazilian mixed martial arts fighter with a black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.[1] He was a member of the Gracie family, and the grandson of Carlos Gracie,[2] one of the founders of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.[3] The PRIDE organization billed Ryan as the "bad boy" of the family who reputedly gained experience fighting in the streets of Brazil.[4]

CareerEdit

Ryan trained with his brother Renzo Gracie, who often served as his cornerman.[5] He also trained Pancrase fighter Gabriel Vella and jiu-jitsu world champion Fabio Leopoldo while in Brazil.[5]

Gracie had seven fights in the PRIDE organization, with his first at PRIDE 10 in 2000 and his most recent at PRIDE Shockwave 2004. In interviews in 2004, Gracie expressed a strong interest in fighting Kazushi Sakuraba and Hidehiko Yoshida.[5][6] Sakuraba, known as the "Gracie Hunter" for his many victories over the Gracie family, earlier defeated Ryan with a decision win in 2000.

Personal lifeEdit

He was married with Andrea Cola and had a six-year old son Rayron Gracie.

Gunshot injuryEdit

In October 2005, Gracie suffered an accidental gunshot wound to the leg while reaching into a closet in his sister's house in Rio de Janeiro, according to a report by GracieMag.com.[7] He was hospitalized and returned to stable condition after receiving a blood transfusion.

Arrest and deathEdit

Ryan was arrested twice due to his aggressive behavior. In 2000, he was arrested for stabbing someone at a Rio de Janeiro nightclub. On 14 December 2007, he was arrested for stealing a car (in which he ended up injuring a 76-year-old man's finger with a knife) and attempting to steal another car and a motorcycle. The next day at approximately 7:00am his corpse was found in his jail cell. The cause of death was apparently due to the effect of a combination of legally prescribed drugs. He tested positive for an unknown anti-anxiety drug (supposedly given to him by the doctor who was either present or in the area of the jail in which he was being detained).[8][9]. The coroner's final report stated that the prescribed drugs, acting together with cocaine and marijuana, already in his bloodstream at the moment of his arrest,caused his death.[9]

Mixed martial arts record Edit

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ReferencesEdit

  1. BJJ.org. Ryan Gracie. www.bjj.org. URL last accessed on April 8, 2006
  2. International Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Federation. Family Tree. www.550media.com. URL last accessed on April 8, 2006.
  3. Clifton, Paul. Carley Gracie: The Lion of the Gracie Family. www.gracie.com. URL last accessed on April 8, 2006.
  4. PRIDE profile. Retrieved on 2007-02-20.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 PRE-PRIDE BUSHIDO 3 INTERVIEW. PRIDE. Retrieved on 2007-02-21.
  6. SHOCKWAVE 2004 INTERVIEW. PRIDE. Retrieved on 2007-02-21.
  7. Ryan’s family thanks support. GracieMag.com (2005-10-27). Retrieved on 2007-02-21.
  8. Gracie family fighter arrested for mugging.
  9. 9.0 9.1 Ryan Gracie, the "Bad Boy of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu," Dies in Jail Cell.


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Date Result Opponent Event Method Round Time Notes
2004-12-31 Win Japan flag Yoji Anjo PRIDE Shockwave 2004 Submission (Armbar) 1 8:33
2004-05-23 Win Japan flag Ikuhisa Minowa PRIDE Bushido 3 Decision (Split) 2 5:00
2003-10-05 Win Japan flag Kazuhiro Hamanaka PRIDE Bushido 1 KO (Head Kick) 1 7:37
2002-09-29 Win Japan flag Shungo Oyama PRIDE 22 Technical Submission (Armbar) 1 1:37
2001-07-29 Loss Japan flag Tokimitsu Ishizawa PRIDE 15 TKO (Injury) 1 4:51
2000-12-09 Loss Japan flag Kazushi Sakuraba PRIDE 12 Decision (Unanimous) 1 10:00
2000-08-27 Win Japan flag Tokimitsu Ishizawa PRIDE 10 KO (Punches) 1 2:16

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