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

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Kron Gracie is the son of Brazilian jiu jitsu legend, Rickson Gracie, and a top contestant in the sport’s black belt division with medals in the World Jiu Jitsu Championship and an ADCC title (2013). A fierce competitor since his early teenage years,  Kron Gracie made a name for himself in the grappling scene at the lower belt divisions through an incredible run in some of the sport’s most important tournaments, where he managed to establish a 51 straight submission win streak. Kron Gracie is also known by his “basic” jiu jitsu style and for his exciting submission orientated grappling game.

Kron Gracie Jiu Jitsu

Full Name: Kron Gracie

Nickname: “Ice Cream Kron” (unknown as to when it started).

Lineage: Mitsuyo Maeda > Carlos Gracie > Helio Gracie > Rickson Gracie > Kron Gracie

Main Achievements:

  • ADCC Champion (2013)
  • European Champion (2009 black)
  • World Champion (2006 purple, 2007 brown)
  • World Cup Champion (2006 purple – CBJJO)
  • Pro Sub League: X-Mission – Champion (2006)
  • Pan American Champion (2005 purple, 2007 brown, 2008 brown weight & absolute)
  • World Jiu Jitsu Expo Superfight Champion (2012)
  • World Silver Medallist (2011 black)
  • Pan American Silver Medallist (2009 black belt)

Favourite Position/Technique: Closed Guard

Weight Division: Peso Médio (82kg – 181lbs)

Team/Association: Rickson Gracie

Kron Gracie Biography

Kron Gracie was born in 1988 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, though he lived most of his life in Los Angeles, California – United States. Being the youngest son of Rickson Gracie and grandson of Gracie jiu jitsu Grandmaster Helio Gracie, Kron Gracie became naturally involved with BJJ from his toddler years. A very young Kron Gracie can be seen playing jiu jitsu with his father in the famous Rickson Gracie documentary entitled “Choke” from 1995. His first record of a competitive medal in BJJ dates back to 1998 when Kron was 10 years old at the American International Championship where Kron achieved first place in the yellow belt division.

On December 2000 tragedy hit the Gracie family as Kron’s older brother Rockson Gracie passed away. Though young, Rockson was already an important member of the family with great charisma and his death caused great distress within the household. Kron was only 12 years old at the time, but nonetheless he became the center of media attention, being seen as the next in line to defend the family’s honor on the mats for the foreseeable future. Kron did not disappoint, his competitive record in the lower belt divisions was astounding, especially from his blue belt onward when he won the “Mundial” (World Championship), Pan American (on 4 occasions) and many other important tourneys.

After Kron Gracie won the Pan American championship in 2008 in both his weight division and the open weight, submitting everyone in his path, many in internet forums believed that he should have fought at the black belt division as he was clearly a cut above the rest of the competitors. As a result of such a magnificent display Kron Gracie was promoted to black belt by his father and fought at the 2008 World Championships as an American fan favorite to win the trophy. This favoritism would not materialize as Kron lost in his first fight as a black belt being submitted by Sergio Moraes, a fighter virtually unknown by the American public at the time (though he had won the Mundial the previous year in the brown belt division). The defeat came as a blow to both the fans and Kron himself, but he managed to pick himself up and win the Europeans on the following year in a very special and emotional day, as it was only two days after the death of his grandfather, Grandmaster Helio Gracie.

Kron Gracie matured as a competitor in the years that followed and became one of the most venerated grapplers in the jiu jitsu circuit. Kron Gracie’s style is also a key element that distinguished this talented Gracie, meaning that Kron has been one of the few successful fighters in BJJ’s circuit who uses a “back to the basics” approach where very little use of trending guards such as the 50-50 and berimbolo are utilized.

Kron Gracie Grappling Record

22 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    1 (5%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    1 (5%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    17 (77%)
  • BY DECISION
    1 (5%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    1 (5%)
  • BY DQ
    1 (5%)

17 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Guillotine
29
5
#86e620
Choke
29
5
#5AD3D1
Mata leao
18
3
#d1212a
Armbar
12
2
#fad11b
Choke from back
6
1
#f58822
Botinha
6
1
17
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
9 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    5 (56%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    1 (11%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    3 (33%)
  • BY DECISION
    0 (0%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

3 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
Arm in ezekiel
33
1
#86e620
Guillotine
33
1
#5AD3D1
Kneebar
33
1
3
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Kron Gracie Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
1460Sergio MoraesSergio MoraesLArm in ezekielWorld Champ.82KGRD12008
1616Marcelo GarciaMarcelo GarciaLGuillotineADCC77KG1/4F2009
1704Lucas LeiteLucas LeiteLPts: 2x0World Champ.82KG1/4F2009
1828Abmar BarbosaAbmar BarbosaLPts: 11x0Pan American82KGSF2010
1895Sergio MoraesSergio MoraesLPts: 4x4, AdvWorld Champ.82KGRDS2010
2231Gilbert BurnsGilbert BurnsLPts: 9x2World Champ.76KGF2011
2331Marcelo GarciaMarcelo GarciaLPts: 2x0ADCC77KGSF2011
2524Marcus AlmeidaMarcus AlmeidaLKneebarPan AmericanABSSF2012
2596Victor EstimaVictor EstimaLPts: 6x2Pan American82KGSF2012
1611Erico CoccoWMata leaoADCC77KGRD12009
2108Sergio RodrigoWGuillotineWorld Champ.76KGRDS2011
2117Rafael BarbosaRafael BarbosaWChokeWorld Champ.76KGRDS2011
2191Leandro LoLeandro LoWChoke from backWorld Champ.76KG1/4F2011
2219Michael LanghiMichael LanghiWRefree DecisionWorld Champ.76KGSF2011
2280Jason ManlyWGuillotineADCC77KGRD12011
2314Murilo SantanaMurilo SantanaWPts: 0x0, PenADCC77KG1/4F2011
2340Claudio CalasansClaudio CalasansWGuillotineADCC77KG3PLC2011
2502David GillWChokePan AmericanABSRD12012
2518R. EvangelistaR. EvangelistaWBotinhaPan AmericanABSRD22012
2521Victor EstimaVictor EstimaWDQPan AmericanABS1/4F2012
2586Carlos RibeiroWChokePan American82KGRD22012
2593Jake MackenzieJake MackenzieWChokePan American82KG1/4F2012
2915Elan SantiagoWChokeWorld Champ.82KGRD22012
2926Gabriel RolloWPts: 4x4, AdvWorld Champ.82KGRD22012
3022Otavio SousaOtavio SousaWArmbarMetamorisABSSUPERF2012
3065Victor EstimaVictor EstimaWPointsWorld ExpoABSSUPERF2012
3156Shinya AokiShinya AokiWGuillotineMetamoris 2ABSSUPERF2013
3550Andy WangWMata leaoADCC77KGRD12013
3560Gary TononWMata leaoADCC77KG1/4F2013
3561JT TorresJT TorresWArmbarADCC77KGSF2013
3564Otavio SousaOtavio SousaWGuillotineADCC77KGF2013

Kron Gracie vs Victor Estima (2012)

Kron Gracie vs Ian Cabral (2009)

Kron Gracie vs Otavio Sousa (2008)

Kron Gracie Brown Belt Highlight

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