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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 style.

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 Fight Stats

1 by sub
1 by Points (5%)
1 by Advantages (5%)
1 by Penalties (5%)
17 by Submission (77%)
1 by Decision (5%)
1 by Disqualified (5%)
1 by Achilles Lock (6%)
Achilles Lock
2 by Armbar (12%)
5 by Choke (29%)
1 by Choke from back (6%)
Choke from back
5 by Guillotine (29%)
3 by Mata leao (18%)
Mata leao
5 by Points (62.5%)
1 by Advantages (13%)
0 by Penalties (0%)
2 by Submission (25%)
0 by Decision (0%)
0 by Disqualified (0%)
1 by Guillotine (50%)
1 by Kneebar (50%)

Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
1013Marcelo GarciaMarcelo GarciaLGuillotineADCCU77kg1/4 finals2009
1101Lucas LeiteLucas LeiteLPts: 2x0World Champ.U82kg1/4 final2009
1168Abmar BarbosaAbmar BarbosaLPts: 11x0Pan AmericanU82kgSemi f.2010
1215Sergio MoraesSergio MoraesLPts: 4x4, AdvWorld Champ.U82kgRd 12010
1470Gilbert BurnsGilbert BurnsLPts: 9x2World Champ.U76kgFinal2011
1557Marcelo GarciaMarcelo GarciaLPts: 2x0ADCCU77Semi f.s2011
1726Marcus AlmeidaMarcus AlmeidaLKneebarPan AmericanAbsoluteSemi f.2012
1797Victor EstimaVictor EstimaLPts: 6x2Pan AmericanU82kgSemi f.2012
1007Erico CoccoWMata leaoADCCU77kgRd 12009
1347Sergio RodrigoWGuillotineWorld Champ.U76kg2nd2011
1356Rafael BarbosaRafael BarbosaWChokeWorld Champ.U76kg3rd2011
1430Leandro LoLeandro LoWChoke from backWorld Champ.U76kg1/4 Final2011
1458Michael LanghiMichael LanghiWRefree DecisionWorld Champ.U76kgSemi f.2011
1506Jason ManlyWGuillotineADCCU77kgRd 12011
1540Murilo SantanaMurilo SantanaWPts: 0x0, PenADCCU771/4 Finals2011
1566Claudio CalasansClaudio CalasansWGuillotineADCCU773 & 4 Place2011
1704David GillWChokePan AmericanAbsoluteRd 12012
1720R. EvangelistaR. EvangelistaWAchilles LockPan AmericanAbsoluteRd 22012
1723Victor EstimaVictor EstimaWDQPan AmericanAbsolute1/4 final2012
1787Carlos RibeiroWChokePan AmericanU82kgRd 22012
1794Jake MackenzieJake MackenzieWChokePan AmericanU82kg1/4 final2012
2103Elan SantiagoWChokeWorld Champ.U82kgRd 22012
2114Gabriel RolloWPts: 4x4, AdvWorld Champ.U82kgRd 22012
2209Otavio SousaOtavio SousaWArmbarMetamorisAbsoluteSuperfight2012
2247Victor EstimaVictor EstimaWPointsWorld ExpoAbsoluteSuperfight2013
2295Shinya AokiShinya AokiWGuillotineMetamoris 2OpenSuperfight2013
2610Andy WangWMata leaoADCCU77kgRd 12013
2612Gary TononWMata leaoADCCU77kg1/4 final2013
2613JT TorresJT TorresWArmbarADCCU77kgSemi f.2013
2616Otavio SousaOtavio SousaWGuillotineADCCU77kgFinal2013

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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