Renzo Gracie needs no introduction and already has just about every title a BJJ athlete and coach could wish for… However, and for good reason, others continue praising him – the latest one in the line being the ADCC itself. Namely, the Championships have inducted Renzo to their ADCC Hall Of Fame!
The organizers shared the great news on the official Instagram account:
ADCC Hall of Fame: Renzo Gracie. Renzo is a 5X ADCC veteran and a 2X ADCC champion. Renzo first won gold in the 77KG division at the very first ADCC in Abu Dhabi in 1998. Renzo would go on to win another title in 2000. Renzo is an icon of ADCC because of his legendary matches and his warrior spirit.
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Renzo Gracie – grandson of Carlson Gracie and a 6th degree BJJ black belt – has also been a highly competitive and successful mixed martial arts fighter; having fought for PRIDE, UFC, and ONE FC. All in all, he acquired a record of 14-7 (9 of his wins coming via submission).
He is the co-writer of the “Mastering Jujitsu” book with John Danaher and of “Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu: Theory and Technique” with Royler Gracie.