Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Team History, Fighter Stats, Biographies and News

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Having broken out as one of the top grapplers of the Gracie family in 2010, Clark Gracie quickly established himself as a title contender in Jiu Jitsu‘s middleweight division. Clark Gracie is a black belt under his father Carley Gracie being also the grandson to Gracie Jiu Jitsu founder Carlos Gracie. Clark Gracie is often recognized by his exciting and offensive guard game, a style that has awarded him important titles such as the one of Pan American champion in 2013.

Clark Gracie Jiu Jitsu

Full Name: Clark Rouson Gracie

Nickname: N/A

Lineage: Mitsuyo Maeda > Carlos Gracie Sr. > Carlson Gracie > Carley Gracie > Clark Gracie

Main Achievements:

  • Pan American Champion (2013)
  • Samurai Jiu-Jitsu Pro Cup Champion (2011)
  • World No-Gi Jiu-Jitsu Champion (2009)
  • New York Open Champion (2010)
  • 3x American National Champion (2010, 2006, 2005)
  • US National No-Gi Champion (2009)
  • San Diego Open Champion (2005)
  • 1st Place World Professional Jiu-Jitsu Cup Trials (2010)
  • 1st Place Grapplers Quest (2009)
  • World No-Gi Silver Medallist (2007 brown)
  • Pan American Silver Medallist (2010 brown)
  • World Championship Bronze Medallist (2011)
  • 2x Pan American Bronze Medallist (2011, 2006 purple)

Favourite Position/Technique: Open Guard, Omoplata & Crucifix

Weight Division: Peso Medio/Meio Pesado (Middle/Medium Heavy)

Team/Association: Carley Gracie Team


  • Clinch Gear
  • Shoyoroll
  • Sector 9
  • Core Coach Center
  • Supertubos
  • The Beachwood
  • Dr. Peter Goldman Chiropractic

Clark Gracie Biography

Clark Gracie was born on the 17th of July, 1984 in Solano County, California – United States of America, but grew up in between San Francisco and Rio de Janeiro, possessing double nationality (American and Brazilian). He is the grandson of Carlos Gracie (senior) and son of Carley Gracie.

From a very young age, Clark Gracie was inspired by his father and family members to train and compete in Jiu Jitsu, the family tradition, and so he did. Always seeking for the best training possible to improve his game, Clark moved to San Diego and he sought out Rodrigo Medeiros, from the Carlson Gracie Revolution Team where he found some of the toughest training partners in the region which helped him raise his game. Clark Gracie soon became a big name in America’s Grappling circuit winning several important tournaments at a national and international level.

After a sequence of great results by Clark Gracie, he was awarded his well deserved black belt in May 2010 from the hands of his father Carley Gracie in a ceremony at the BJJ Revolution Team academy. Clark Gracie also has his own school franchise with academies in the northern area of San Diego – La Jolla (matrix), Tijuana, Kalamazoo MI, South France, and Chicago.

Clark Gracie Fight Stats

1 by sub
3 by Points (20%)
0 by Advantages (0%)
0 by Penalties (0%)
11 by Submission (73%)
1 by Decision (7%)
0 by Disqualified (0%)
1 by Achilles lock (9%)
Achilles lock
1 by Armbar (9%)
3 by Choke from omoplata (27%)
Choke from omoplata
1 by Footlock (9%)
1 by Inverted triangle (9%)
Inverted triangle
1 by Kimura (9%)
2 by Omoplata (18%)
1 by Submission (9%)
11 by Points (91.67%)
0 by Advantages (0%)
0 by Penalties (0%)
0 by Submission (0%)
1 by Decision (8.33%)
0 by Disqualified (0%)

Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
1461Lucas LeiteLucas LeiteLPts: 6x0World Champ.U82kgSemi f.2011
1491Andre GalvaoAndre GalvaoLRefree DecisionWJJPC TrialsU82kgSemi-f.2011
1510JT TorresJT TorresLPts: 2x0ADCCU77kgRd 12011
1606Joao AssisJoao AssisLPts: 10x0No Gi WorldsAbsolute1/4 final2011
1624Marcelo MafraLPts: 2x0No Gi WorldsU82kg1/4 final2011
1798Claudio CalasansClaudio CalasansLPts: 4x0Pan AmericanU82kgSemi f.2012
1929Otavio SousaOtavio SousaLPointsNYC OpenU82kgFinal2012
2110Murilo SantanaMurilo SantanaLPointsWorld Champ.U82kgRd 22012
2323Leo NogueiraLeo NogueiraLPts: 6x0Pan AmericanAbsoluteRd 22013
2546Victor EstimaVictor EstimaLPts: 2x0World Champ.U82kg1/4 Final2013
2789Lucas RochaLPts: 7x4Pan AmericanU82kg1/4 final2014
3054Jaime CanutoLPts: 3x2World Champ.U82kgRounds2014
1367Daniel HaglindWSubmissionWorld Champ.U82kg2nd2011
1436Gabriel RolloWFootlockWorld Champ.U82kg1/4 Final2011
1596Frederico MoncaioWOmoplataNo Gi WorldsAbsolute1st2011
1792Abmar BarbosaAbmar BarbosaWAchilles lockPan AmericanU82kgRd 22012
1796Otavio SousaOtavio SousaWPts: 2x0Pan AmericanU82kg1/4 final2012
1925Ken PrimolaWChoke from omoplataNYC OpenU82kg1/4 final2012
1927Gabriel GoulartGabriel GoulartWChoke from omoplataNYC OpenU82kgSemi f.2012
2097Adam HunicuttWN/AWorld Champ.U82kgRd 12012
2301Rafael MendesRafael MendesD---Metamoris 3OpenSuperfight2014
2382Marco MachadoWOmoplataPan AmericanU82kgRd 22013
2390Otavio SousaOtavio SousaWPointsPan AmericanU82kg1/4 final2013
2395DJ JacksonDJ JacksonWRefree DecisionPan AmericanU82kgSemi f.2013
2396Marcelo LapelaWChoke from omoplataPan AmericanU82kgFinal2013
2782Victor SilverioVictor SilverioWKimuraPan AmericanU82kgRd12014
3043Thiago DutraWArmbarWorld Champ.U82kgRounds2014
3046Leo IturraldeWInverted triangleWorld Champ.U82kgRounds2014

Clark Gracie vs Marcelo Mafra (2013)

Clark Gracie vs Douglas Santos (2010)


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