Ralek Gracie has spent plenty of time in the news this week. Following feud with brothers who urged business partners to distance themselves from Ralek he’s made a deal to appear in the MMA promotion Bellator.
Bellator officials confirmed the signing. Gracie will most likely debut in early 2017, more accurately Bellator 170 scheduled for 21st January in Los Angeles.
Ralek is mostly famous for founding Metamoris which initially provided a string of high profile sub only matches with high production value. However the promotion quickly fell into a financial hole and lost backers. His debts (and the horrible rap video he released) make him one of the Most Hated persons in jiu-jitsu today.
He hasn’t fought in MMA since 2011- when he defeated Kazushi Sakuraba at Dream 14 in Japan. His brothers even did a breakdown of the fight.