Ultimate Royce Gracie
Every mixed martial artist in the world owes Royce Gracie, the original and three-time UFC tournament champion, a debt of gratitude. A true pioneer and UFC icon.
8 Videos May. 2, 2014
1 Ultimate Gracie
Legendary Royce Gracie descends from the family of mixed martial artists who Brazilian jiu-jitsu on the map of sports. Ultimate Gracie chronicles his journey to through the early ages of the UFC.
Mar. 27, 2007
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2 Royce Gracie vs. Dan Severn UFC 4
Royce Gracie and Dan Severn meet in the final match of UFC 4 to determine the tournament champion. Gracie is in his 3rd final in 4 tournaments, but Severn, in his debut tournament, hopes to spoil Royce's attempt at the triple crown.
Dec. 16, 1994
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3 Royce Gracie vs. Pat Smith UFC 2
Neither faltered for a moment in the lead-up, both kickboxer Patrick Smith and BJJ blackbelt Royce Gracie tore through the tournament's competition to reach UFC 2’s finals. Would Gracie claim a second tournament or would Smith defeat the reigning champ?
Mar. 11, 1994
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4 Royce Gracie vs. Nobuhiko Takada PRIDE: GP 2000 Opening Round
After losing twice to his brother, shoot-style pro wrestler Nobuhiko Takada aimed his first W against a member of MMA’s first family as he faced the undefeated 3x UFC tournament winner Royce Gracie who hadn’t fought in five years as he made his PRIDE debut.
Jan. 30, 2000
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5 Royce Gracie vs. Kimo Leopoldo UFC 3
After barely breaking a sweat in his first seven UFC® wins Royce Gracie then ran into a physical buzzsaw in the imposing Kimo Leopoldo. Kimo forced Gracie to the brink of defeat before the Brazilian legend showed his warrior's heart by roaring back and submitting Kimo in 4:40 of the most intense UFC® action seen to that point.
Sep. 9, 1994
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6 Royce Gracie vs. Art Jimmerson UFC 1
Two of the Octagon’s most mythologized fighters clashed as, eventual, UFC Hall of Famer Royce Gracie made his cage debut against the only person to wear a boxing glove, one of them, in a UFC bout - Art “One Glove” Jimmerson.
Nov. 12, 1993
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7 Royce Gracie vs. Ken Shamrock UFC 1
An early favorite to win the first ever Ultimate Fighting Championship, Ken Shamrock looked the part and fought like a champion as well. Unheralded Royce Gracie, clad in the traditional gi of Gracie jiu-jitsu, wasn't expected to stop Shamrock's run to the title, but he did in less than a minute with an amazing show of poise and technique.
Nov. 12, 1993
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8 Royce Gracie vs. Gerard Gordeau UFC 1
Following two one-sided performances earlier in the evening, striker Gerard Gordeau met submission magician Royce Gracie to crown the first UFC tournament champion. Who would win as karate battled Brazilian jiu-jitsu?
Nov. 12, 1993
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