Rolles Gracie Signs A Deal With The UFC

The Gracie name is set to live on in the UFC with the news that Rolles Gracie, the grandson of Carlos Gracie Sr (the founder of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu) has signed a multi-fight deal with the promotion.

31 year old Rolles is a heavyweight fighter, standing 6ft 4′ and weighing 250lbs, making him the largest member of the Gracie dynasty. Though he has competed in a number of Jiu Jitsu, Judo and Submission Wrestling tournaments in the past, he only began his MMA career in 2007, and has so far compiled a record of 3-0.

Now he is set to face Mustapha Al-Turk (6-5) in the octagon at UFC 109, and all eyes will be on him to see if he can match the first Gracie to fight in the promotion – Royce Gracie.

Royce debuted at the first ever UFC event and immediately went eight fights undefeated and won UFC 1, 2 and 4 on his way to becoming the first legend in the sport. Royce last fought in the UFC in 2006 at UFC 60 where he was beaten by Matt Hughes.


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