Archive: renzo gracie

Nov 22, 2014 5:25 pm

Metamoris 5 Results: Legends Sakuraba and Gracie Grapple to a Draw

The first time Kazushi Sakuraba and Renzo Gracie squared off, strikes were allowed and it was in the PRIDE ring. PRIDE may be gone, but both men displayed fighting spirit when they headlined tonight’s Metamoris card on pay-per-view. In a grappling only contest with a twenty minute time limit, neither man would walk off the...

Nov 22, 2014 4:56 pm

Metamoris 5 Results: MacDonald and Torres Go Full 20 Minutes

Social media and mixed martial arts fans around the world blew up when it was announced that UFC star Rory MacDonald would be featured on tonight’s Metamoris card. His opponent, Jonathan Torres, is known for his accomplishments as a gi-grappler. However, he recently has been on a tear in no-gi competition most recently winning the...

Nov 22, 2014 4:21 pm

Metamoris 5 Results: Shields and Satoshi Battle to a Draw in Secret Bout

This bout between Jake Shields and Roberto Satoshi was not advertised for the card as it was kept a surprise for those who purchased the PPV feed or tickets to the event. The interesting part about this match is that Shields and Satoshi knew that they were fighting on “Metamoris 5”, but they would not...

Nov 22, 2014 3:35 pm

Metamoris 5 Results: Simoes and Cornelius Grapple to a Draw

Keenan Cornelius and Yuri Simoes put on a fantastic performance on the Metamoris mat in the third grappling match of the evening. Both Cornelius and Simoes played out fantastic strategies, but it was Cornelius who fired off the most submission attempts. Even though Cornelius possessed more attempts, it was Simoes who came the closest to...


Nov 22, 2014 2:56 pm

Metamoris 5 Results: Magalhaes Controls Diniz In a Draw

Switching gears from the previous bout, Magalhaes and Diniz had a slower paced fight with a long feeling out process. Neither man was in an offensive position until Magalhaes pulled guard ten minutes in. Before Magalhaes pulled guard, he was purely playing the defensive game while Diniz tried to get into a position where he...

Nov 22, 2014 2:27 pm

Metamoris 5 Results: Tonon Submits Maxwell with a Brutal Heel Hook

Zak Maxwell and Garry Tonon kicked off the event with a fast paced match. Both Maxwell and Tonon went for submissions right away, but it seemed like Tonon got the best of Maxwell when it came to positioning and attempting submissions. Maxwell escaped a handful of submissions including a wrist-lock kimura and a few heel...

Nov 22, 2014 12:34 pm

“Metamoris 5: Sakuraba vs. Gracie” Live Results

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu’s premier promotion, Metamoris, kicks off their fifth event from California at 5:00 PM EST! California’s Long Beach Convention Center will play host to today’s event that features six grappling matches. UFC’s Rory MacDonald will be battling Jonathan Torres in the co-main event. The headliner is a match that has been fourteen years...

Nov 17, 2014 5:48 pm

Ralek Gracie Talks All Things Metamoris – Exclusive

When a Gracie speaks, it’s usually a good idea to listen. Lucky for BJPenn.com Radio host Anton Skoro he had not one but two members of the Gracie family on the most recent show this past Sunday. Both Ralek Gracie and Renzo Gracie stopped by to talk all things Metamoris. Ralek was up first, check...

Nov 17, 2014 2:44 pm

BJPENN.com Radio Replay with Ralek Gracie and Renzo Gracie

Last night, BJPENN.com Radio was joined by Ralek Gracie and Renzo Gracie. Ralek discussed his JiuJitsu promotion, Metamoris, and how Renzo was signed to fight Kazushi Sakuraba at Metamoris 5. Ralek also broke down how the famous ‘Secret match’ came to be, and why it’s so tricky for both opponents to compete in. Renzo Gracie...

Jul 14, 2014 5:59 pm

A Look Back at B.J. Penn’s Amazing Mixed Martial Arts Career

Former UFC lightweight & welterweight champion B.J. Penn retired from the sport of mixed martial arts, this following his third career loss to Frankie Edgar, which he suffered on July 6th at the TUF 19 Finale in Las Vegas. It was a disappointing end to what was an incredible mixed martial arts career for the...

Jun 28, 2014 2:22 pm

Pat Miletich will be the next UFC Hall of Fame inductee

According to the online schedule for next weekend’s UFC Fan Expo in Las Vegas, former UFC welterweight champion, Pat Miletich (29-7-2 MMA, 8-2 UFC), will be the next man to join the hallowed halls of the UFC Hall of Fame. “The Croatian Sensation’s” UFC Hall of Fame induction is slated for next Sunday, July 6, at 2:30...

Jun 4, 2014 9:48 am

Renzo Gracie’s Son Fights Four, Comes Out With Minor Scratches

One-on-four a fair fight? If your the son of combat master Renzo Gracie, it is. In a recent post to twitter, Renzo broke down his, ‘Proud Father Moment’. Check it: I come home… The kid is all bruises.. I ask.. How many?? He says 4.. Fair fight?? Hell yes it was.. got to love him...

May 27, 2014 2:48 pm

Renzo Breaks His Silence – ‘I Never Hit That Chicken Of A Bouncer’

“It was nothing much, in reality. People made the thing become big. The DA (district attorney) saw me there and decide to call the press, make the drama and say that we were doing a gang assault. A gang assault is defined by three people beating up one individual and causing him serious injuries. Which...

May 21, 2014 12:58 pm

Renzo Gracie Due In Court This Friday For Gang-Assault Charges

  Renzo Gracie is all the talk this week. After beating a bouncer in New York, being jailed, and released, the BJJ master gets his date in court this Friday. MMAJunkie.com has the scoop: Renzo Gracie and three others are due in court Friday to answer to a charge of assaulting a bouncer at a...

May 21, 2014 12:38 pm

Bouncer Beaten By Gracies Says Attack Was Coordinated, Planned Out, and Executed

“In my entire 14-year career, I have never seen anything like this. At 1:30 a.m. a gray van pulled up, parked in the middle of the street, seven men exited the vehicle and started creating mayhem, screaming, pointing, starting to pick fights with the security guards. One man, [who] I later learned was Renzo, came...

May 20, 2014 1:54 pm

Gracie Says Arrest Just A Misunderstanding

Several MMA Fighter’s were arrested Monday morning outside a nightclub in New York. As of this report, most of the men involved are still jailed. Most notable among the arrested is Renzo Gracie, who was released this morning on a $10k Bond. Others involved include, Igor Gracie, Gregor Gracie and Andre Gusmao. In a recent...

May 20, 2014 1:36 pm

VIDEO | Renzo Gracie To Be Charged With Gang Assault Following Nightclub Brawl

Yesterday we learned that Renzo Gracie was arrested alongside his cousin Igor for an alleged incident outside a posh Manhattan nightclub. According to the report, Renzo and company beat up a bouncer and left the man hospitalized with broken bones. Now charges are coming to light, and the BJJ great could be hit with a...

May 19, 2014 5:42 pm

Renzo Gracie Arrested After Allegedly Beating A Bouncer In NY Nightclub

UFC welterweight and all-around sporting legend, Renzo Gracie was arrested early this morning after allegedly beating up a nightclub bouncer. Sherdog.com has the inside scoop on the story. Check it: According to the witness, Gracie arrived at the club in a group of approximately seven men and immediately went to the front of the line....