Renzo Gracie is a sixth-degree Brazilian Jiu Jitsu black belt and legend in the sport of BJJ. He fought in the UFC at one time and if recent reports are correct, he will be making his return to the cage on July 27th.
According to reports, the fight will take place in Manila, and the event will be called “Reign of Kings” under the ONE Championship promotion.
Gracie holds a 13-7-1 record in MMA. Most of his wins have come via submission. However, he has not set foot in the MMA cage since 2010, when he fought and lost against former UFC Welterweight Champion Matt Hughes.
Renzo will be taking on another former UFC fighter, Yuki Kondo, who has over 100 fights under his belt. Kondo is a Kenpo black belt as well as a former Light Heavyweight and Middleweight Champion in Pancrase.
Reign of Kings will be going down at 7pm Manila time, which is 7am EST in the US. We’re not sure if ONE will be airing the bout free online again.
(Source: Jiu Jitsu Times)
Andy Gonzalez is a coach at Aces Jiu Jitsu Club. He has earned his purple belt under Professor Mikal Abdullah. Follow Andy on Twitter at @GoGoGonzilla
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