Another member of the Gracie family is getting into the world of MMA and will do so under the Bellator banner.
Robson Gracie Jr. (0-0 MMA, 0-0 BMMA), who is the son of the late Robson Gracie and youngest brother of the legendary Renzo Gracie, has signed a multi-fight Bellator contract. The grappling standout has no MMA experience and will begin his journey in the sport with Bellator.
MMAjunkie verified the signing with a Bellator official after Gracie Jr. posted a photo of himself putting pen to paper on his contract with the organization (via Instagram):
Gracie Jr., 27, is expected to compete in the welterweight division once he begins his MMA career. A date, location or potential opponent for Gracie’s debut are unknown at this time.
Although only a handful of Gracie family members still compete in MMA, Gracie Jr. will join Neiman Gracie, who is scheduled to be part of the upcoming Bellator welterweight grand prix, on the Bellator roster.
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Source: USA Today – MMA Junkie
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