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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
1931Sergio MoraesSergio MoraesLArm in EzekielWorld Champ.82KGR12008
2170Lucas LeiteLucas LeiteLPts: 7x0Pan American82KGF2009
2247Marcelo GarciaMarcelo GarciaLGuillotineADCC77KG4F2009
2336Lucas LeiteLucas LeiteLPts: 2x0World Champ.82KG4F2009
2550Abmar BarbosaAbmar BarbosaLPts: 11x0Pan American82KG4F2010
2687Sergio MoraesSergio MoraesLPts: 4x4, AdvWorld Champ.82KGRD2010
3146Gilbert BurnsGilbert BurnsLPts: 9x2World Champ.76KGF2011
3278Marcelo GarciaMarcelo GarciaLPts: 2x0ADCC77KGSF2011
3554Marcus AlmeidaMarcus AlmeidaLKneebarPan AmericanABSSF2012
3628Victor EstimaVictor EstimaLPts: 6x2Pan American82KGSF2012
3720Zak MaxwellZak MaxwellLPts: 4x0SD World Trials74KGF2012
2099Pedro BessaWGuillotineEuropean82KGSF2009
2100Yan CabralWChoke from backEuropean82KGF2009
2160N. PhungephornWArmbarPan American82KG8F2009
2167Abmar BarbosaAbmar BarbosaWKneebarPan American82KG4F2009
2168Carlos FerreiraWBotinhaPan American82KGSF2009
2240Erico CoccoWRNCADCC77KGR12009
2545R. CostaWArmbarPan American82KGR12010
3023Sergio RodrigoWGuillotineWorld Champ.76KGRDS2011
3032Rafael BarbosaRafael BarbosaWChokeWorld Champ.76KGRDS2011
3106Leandro LoLeandro LoWChoke from backWorld Champ.76KG4F2011
3134Michael LanghiMichael LanghiWReferee DecisionWorld Champ.76KGSF2011
3227Jason ManlyWGuillotineADCC77KGR12011
3261Murilo SantanaMurilo SantanaWPts: 0x0, PenADCC77KG4F2011
3287Claudio CalasansClaudio CalasansWGuillotineADCC77KG3PLC2011
3532David GillWChokePan AmericanABSR12012
3548R. EvangelistaR. EvangelistaWBotinhaPan AmericanABSR22012
3551Victor EstimaVictor EstimaWDQPan AmericanABS4F2012
3618Carlos RibeiroWChokePan American82KGR22012
3625Jake MackenzieJake MackenzieWChokePan American82KG4F2012
3719Beneil DariushBeneil DariushWReferee DecisionSD World Trials74KGSF2012
4036Elan SantiagoElan SantiagoWChokeWorld Champ.82KGR22012
4049Gabriel RolloGabriel RolloWPts: 4x4, AdvWorld Champ.82KG8F2012
4146Otavio SousaOtavio SousaWArmbarMetamorisABSSPF2012
4191Victor EstimaVictor EstimaWPointsWorld ExpoABSSPF2012
4463Shinya AokiShinya AokiWGuillotineMetamoris 2ABSSPF2013
4980Andy WangWRNCADCC77KGR12013
4990Garry TononGarry TononWRNCADCC77KG4F2013
4991JT TorresJT TorresWArmbarADCC77KGSF2013
4993Otavio SousaOtavio SousaWGuillotineADCC77KGF2013

Kron Gracie vs Victor Estima (2012)

Kron Gracie vs Otavio Sousa (2008)

Kron Gracie Brown Belt Highlight

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