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Kron Gracie

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Kron Gracie is the son of jiu-jitsu legend Rickson Gracie, and a top contestant in the sport’s black belt division with medals in the International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation (IBJJF) 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 “fundamentals” based jiu-jitsu style and for his exciting submission orientated grappling game, a style he used to transition to mixed martial arts (MMA). In MMA Kron Gracie has competed for important promotions such as RIZIN (Japan) and the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC).

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:

  • 1st Place ADCC World Championship (2013)
  • 1st Place IBJJF European Open (2009)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF World Championship (2011)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF Pans Championship (2009)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF Pans Championship (2012**)

Main Achievements (Colored Belts):

  • 1st Place IBJJF World Champion (2006 purple, 2007 brown)
  • 1st Place CBJJO World Cup Champion (2006 purple)
  • 1st Place Pro Sub League: X-Mission Champion (2006 purple)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Pan American Champion (2005 purple, 2007/2008** brown)

* Absolute
** Weight and absolute

Favorite 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, becoming one of the most venerated grapplers in the jiu-jitsu circuit, later joining the MMA world, a career he started in 2014, spending much of his fighting training with California’s famous Scrap Pack group, a group known for stars such as the Diaz Brothers (Nick and Nate), Gilbert Melendez and more.

Kron Gracie Grappling Record

29 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    1 (3%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    1 (3%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    23 (79%)
  • BY DECISION
    2 (7%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    1 (3%)
  • BY DQ
    1 (3%)

23 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Guillotine
26
6
#86e620
Choke
22
5
#5AD3D1
Armbar
17
4
#d1212a
RNC
13
3
#fad11b
Choke from back
9
2
#f58822
Botinha
9
2
#224aba
Kneebar
4
1
23
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
11 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    7 (64%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    1 (9%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    3 (27%)
  • 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
1930Sergio MoraesSergio MoraesLArm in ezekielWorld Champ.82KGR12008
2169Lucas LeiteLucas LeiteLPts: 7x0Pan American82KGF2009
2246Marcelo GarciaMarcelo GarciaLGuillotineADCC77KG4F2009
2335Lucas LeiteLucas LeiteLPts: 2x0World Champ.82KG4F2009
2549Abmar BarbosaAbmar BarbosaLPts: 11x0Pan American82KG4F2010
2686Sergio MoraesSergio MoraesLPts: 4x4, AdvWorld Champ.82KGRD2010
3145Gilbert BurnsGilbert BurnsLPts: 9x2World Champ.76KGF2011
3277Marcelo GarciaMarcelo GarciaLPts: 2x0ADCC77KGSF2011
3553Marcus AlmeidaMarcus AlmeidaLKneebarPan AmericanABSSF2012
3627Victor EstimaVictor EstimaLPts: 6x2Pan American82KGSF2012
3719Zak MaxwellZak MaxwellLPts: 4x0SD World Trials74KGF2012
2098Pedro BessaWGuillotineEuropean82KGSF2009
2099Yan CabralWChoke from backEuropean82KGF2009
2159N. PhungephornWArmbarPan American82KG8F2009
2166Abmar BarbosaAbmar BarbosaWKneebarPan American82KG4F2009
2167Carlos FerreiraWBotinhaPan American82KGSF2009
2239Erico CoccoWRNCADCC77KGR12009
2544R. CostaWArmbarPan American82KGR12010
3022Sergio RodrigoWGuillotineWorld Champ.76KGRDS2011
3031Rafael BarbosaRafael BarbosaWChokeWorld Champ.76KGRDS2011
3105Leandro LoLeandro LoWChoke from backWorld Champ.76KG4F2011
3133Michael LanghiMichael LanghiWReferee DecisionWorld Champ.76KGSF2011
3226Jason ManlyWGuillotineADCC77KGR12011
3260Murilo SantanaMurilo SantanaWPts: 0x0, PenADCC77KG4F2011
3286Claudio CalasansClaudio CalasansWGuillotineADCC77KG3PLC2011
3531David GillWChokePan AmericanABSR12012
3547R. EvangelistaR. EvangelistaWBotinhaPan AmericanABSR22012
3550Victor EstimaVictor EstimaWDQPan AmericanABS4F2012
3617Carlos RibeiroWChokePan American82KGR22012
3624Jake MackenzieJake MackenzieWChokePan American82KG4F2012
3718Beneil DariushBeneil DariushWReferee DecisionSD World Trials74KGSF2012
4035Elan SantiagoElan SantiagoWChokeWorld Champ.82KGR22012
4048Gabriel RolloGabriel RolloWPts: 4x4, AdvWorld Champ.82KG8F2012
4145Otavio SousaOtavio SousaWArmbarMetamorisABSSPF2012
4190Victor EstimaVictor EstimaWPointsWorld ExpoABSSPF2012
4462Shinya AokiShinya AokiWGuillotineMetamoris 2ABSSPF2013
4979Andy WangWRNCADCC77KGR12013
4989Garry TononGarry TononWRNCADCC77KG4F2013
4990JT TorresJT TorresWArmbarADCC77KGSF2013
4992Otavio SousaOtavio SousaWGuillotineADCC77KGF2013

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Kron Gracie vs Otavio Sousa (2008)

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