It’s official: Zoltan Bathory and Heather Grace Gracie are the first BJJ couple to appear in a top-ranking videogame…
None other than Call Of Duty!
Bathory is a BJJ and Judo black belt (as well as a founder and rhythm guitarist of heavy metal band Five Finger Death Punch), whereas Grace is a purple belt (as well as a fitness enthusiast who also runs “Gracie Worldwide” – a management company for fighters… And a member & advisor for VETPAW, an anti-poaching organization consisting of combat veterans operating on the African continent!)
The couple are also partners in Epic Roll, a premium fight gear manufacturer.
Zoltan jokingly told us:
Now we can settle disagreements not just in our home dojo – but virtually – in Call Of Duty!
The Five Finger Death Punch founder is appearing as “Oz“, in the fifth season of Modern Warfare II (cue the black belt around the waist):
Whereas Heather Grace Gracie, granddaughter of Carlos Gracie Sr. – one of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu’s founding fathers – appears in season 4, as “Ana Vega”; a particularly violent Special Forces medic:
Both athletes have their own signature, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu based moves, in the game…
So, if you’re thinking about which videogame to play next, Call Of Duty should be the one!