Place of Birth: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Renzo Gracie is a member of the legendary Gracie family. He is the son of Robson Gracie, grandson of Carlos Gracie, nephew of Carlos Gracie, Jr. and grandnephew of Helio Gracie.
Renzo is a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu master and a Gracie Barra Black Belt under Carlos Gracie Jr. He is the head instructor at the Renzo Gracie Academy in Manhattan and has trained many top names, including Georges St-Pierre, Matt Serra, Ricardo Almeida and many others
Renzo last fought at EliteXC: Destiny on February 2, 2007, where he defeated Frank Shamrock via DQ (knees to the head of a downed opponent) in the second round.
He signed a six-fight contract with the UFC in December of 2009, and fought the first fight of his contract against Matt Hughes at UFC 112 on April 10, 2010. Gracie lost the bout against Hughes via TKO (strikes) in the third round.
NOTABLE WINS: Frank Shamrock, Carlos Newton, Pat Miletich, Maurice Smith
NOTABLE LOSSES: Matt Hughes, BJ Penn, Dan Henderson, Kazushi Sakuraba