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Saturday, May 26, 2007

Rickson Gracie HL - Combined Record of over 400 Victories

Rickson Gracie (pronounced Heeckson; born in Brazil, November 20, 1958[1]) is a martial artist and a mixed martial arts fighter who holds a 7th degree black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. He is a member of the Gracie family: the son of Hélio Gracie, brother to Rorion Gracie, and half-brother to the fighters Royce Gracie and Royler Gracie. Rickson was the winner of the Vale Tudo Japan tournament in 1994 and 1995. He is revered by many both within the Gracie family and in the martial arts community as perhaps the greatest pure Brazilian jiu-jitsu artist of the past half century. His unique skill and technical innovation are widely considered unequalled. In addition to Rickson Gracie's official record in professional mixed martial arts of 11-0-0 (with 11 submission or knockouts), there are unsubstantiated and controversial claims of a remarkably extensive combined record in combat sports. Organizations affiliated with him claim that for instance the following:

• He is undefeated with a combined record of over 400 victories in Jiu-Jitsu tournaments, Free-Style Wrestling, Sambo, open weight free-style competitions, and no holds barred challenge matches.

• He is a two time Brazilian Champion in freestyle wrestling.

• He is a Gold Medal Winner in Sambo.

• He has been the middle-heavyweight and no weight division World Jiu-Jitsu Champion for almost two decades

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