Kron Gracie - Greatest Brazilian Jiu-jitsu and MMA fighter
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Table of Contents
- 1. Kron Gracie’s Details
- 2. Kron Gracie’s Biography
- 3. Kron Gracie’s Historic Fights
- 3.1. Professional Mixed Martial Arts Career
- 3.2. Japanese MMA Rizin Fighting Federation World Tournament
- 4. Ultimate Fighting Championship(UFC)
- 5. The Peculiarity of Kron Gracie
- 6. Kron Gracie’s Championships and Accomplishments
- 7. Brazilian Jiu-jitsu
- 8. Kron Gracie’s Main Achievements
- 9. Kron Gracie’s Main Achievements(Belts)
- 10. Kron Gracie’s Professional Record Breakdown
- 11. Kron Gracie’s Grappling Record
- 12. Video Links
1. Kron Gracie’s Details
|Pro MMA Record||5-1-0|
|Nickname||Ice cream Kron|
|Date of Birth||July 11, 1988|
|Born||Rio de Janeiro, Brazil|
|Last fight||Still Active|
|Weight Class||Featherweight/ Middleweight|
|Rank||1st Degree Black belt in Jiu-jitsu/ Black belt in Judo|
|Career Disclosed Earnings||$152,000|
|Fought out of||Los Angeles, California|
|Trainer/Coach||Rickson Gracie/ Nate Diaz|
|Team||Kron Gracie Jiu-Jitsu/ Cesar Gracie Jiu-jitsu|
|Foundation Style||Close Guard/ Southpaw|
|Lineage||Mitsuyo Maeda -> Carlos Gracie -> Helio Gracie -> Rickson Gracie -> Kron Gracie|
2. Kron Gracie’s Biography
"Jiu-Jitsu for sure will save your ass, one way or another. Not necessarily a physical fight but also being able to deal with yourself, know about yourself, and really improve yourself as a whole."
Kron Gracie, born on July 11, 1988, is the youngest son of jiu-jitsu master Rickson Gracie. He is a black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and judo. He has been named “Ice Cream Kron” for his aggressive combat style. He has won 51 matches consecutively at national and international tournaments. He is currently under a contract with the Ultimate Fighting Championship.
2.1. Kron Gracie’s Early life and Amateur Fighting
2.1.1. How did he start?
Kron Gracie Junior Belt Rank
Born into the Gracie family, Kron possessed a natural talent for Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. He began training under his father at a very early age. At the age of 10, he won his first competition as a yellow belt.
Choke, the legendary Rickson Gracie documentary from 1995, features an extremely young Kron Gracie, who can be seen competing with his father in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.
Impact of his Mentor’s Death
In December 2000, Kron Gracie's older brother Rockson Gracie passed away, bringing great distress to the Gracie family. Rockson was already a valued member of the family and his demise caused massive grief at home.
Determination of Young Kron Gracie
Although he was only 12 years old at the time, Kron quickly rose to the top of the media's priority list, being viewed as next in line to support the family's honor on the mats for the foreseeable future. Considering his competition record in the lower belt classes was remarkable, especially from his blue belt onward, Kron did not disappoint.
Pan Championship Debut
In 2005, he won his purple belt at the Pan Championship.
Multiple World Cup Record
In 2006, Kron won both the CBJJ World Cup and the IBJJF World Championship.
He received his brown belt in 2007 and became the Pan American and World Champion for the 4th time.
Kron Gracie Black Belt
At the age of 19, in 2008, Kron Gracie received his black belt from his Father Rickson Gracie.
In 2009, two days after the death of Grandmaster Helio Gracie, it was a very emotional day for Kron as he won the European Championship.
3. Kron Gracie’s Historic Fights
3.1. Professional Mixed Martial Arts Career
In February 2014, Kron Gracie officially announced his plans to pursue his MMA career. He began training with the Scrap Pack in California, a well-known group that is famous for fighters like the Diaz Brothers (Nate and Nick), Melendez, and more.
Kron vs. Hyung Soo-Kim
3.2. Japanese MMA Rizin Fighting Federation World Tournament
Kron vs. Asen Yamamoto
In December 2014, Kron faced Asen Yamamoto and won by using a triangle choke in Round 1.
Kron vs. Hied Tokoro
In September 2015, Kron fought against Hied Tokoro and won by applying a rear-naked choke.
4. Ultimate Fighting Championship(UFC)
Kron signed a contract with UFC in November 2018. He made his first debut for the promotion.
4.1. Kron vs. Alex Caceres
In February 2019, at UFC on ESPN, Kron fought Alex Caceres and won by implementing a rear-naked choke. As a result, he achieved his first-ever “Performance of the Night” title.
4.2. Kron vs. Cub Swanson
In October 2019, at UFC on ESPN+ 19, Kron fought against Cub Swanson. He lost the match by unanimous decision.
4.3. Kron Gracie vs. Tatsuya Kawajiri
At the 2016 Rizin World Grand-Prix: Final Round, Kron achieved a massive win as he pinned Tatsuya Kawajiri and dominated using BJJ techniques.
Kron spent most of the fighting in the clinch during the first round, Kron threw a very rare pulled guard move and a rear-naked choke to keep the pressure on Tatsuya.
Kron was aggressive throughout the match as he applied various strikes and kept slapping him in the head.
5. The Peculiarity of Kron Gracie
Kron Gracie learned directly from his father and utilizes a very basic style of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Kron does not opt for popular techniques. Rather, he relies on much simpler traditional styles.
Kron attacks ferociously and dominates the match in his own way. He never relies on the opponent to make a mistake. He plays open guard and is constantly attacking, responding, and countering.
6. Kron Gracie’s Championships and Accomplishments
7. Brazilian Jiu-jitsu
- IBJJF Pan/American World Champion
- CBJJO World Cup Champion
7.1. Grappling Championship
- Submission Wrestling Champion
- Naga Champion
- Gracie United Tournament
7.2. Ultimate Fighting Champion
- 1x Fight of the Night
- 1x Performance of the Night
8. Kron Gracie’s Main Achievements
8.1. Grappling Achievements
|1st||Under 77 kg Division||ADCC Submission Wrestling Championship||2013|
|3rd||Under 77 kg Division||ADCC Submission Wrestling Championship||2011|
|1st||Adult Middleweight Division||Rickson Gracie Cup||2008|
|1st||Adult Open Division||Rickson Gracie Cup||2008|
|1st||Adult Lightweight Division||Naga Championship||2006|
|1st||N/A||6th Annual Gracie United Tournament||2006|
|1st||N/A||NAGA Chicago Championship||2006|
9. Kron Gracie’s Main Achievements(Belts)
|3rd||Black||IBJJF Pans Championship||2012|
|2nd||Black||IBJJF World Championship||2011|
|Champion||Black||IBJJF European Championship||2009|
|2nd||Black||IBJJF Pans Championship||2009|
|Champion||Brown||IBJJF Pan American Championship||2008|
|Champion||Brown||IBJJF World Championship||2007|
|Champion||Brown||Copa Pacifica de Jiu Jitsu Championship||2007|
|Champion||Brown||IBJJF Pan American Championship||2007|
|Champion||Purple||IBJJF World Championship||2006|
|Champion||Purple||CBJJO World Cup Champion||2006|
|Champion||Purple||South Bay Open Jiu-Jitsu Champion||2006|
|Champion||Purple||IBJJF Pan American Championship||2005|
10. Kron Gracie’s Professional Record Breakdown
|Professional Record Breakdown|
|6 Matches||05 Wins||01 Loss||0 Draw|
10.1. Kron Gracie’s Mixed Martial Arts Fight History
|2019||UFC Fight Night: Joanna vs. Waterson||Cub Swanson||L||Decision (unanimous)||N/A||Fight of the Night.|
|2019||UFC on ESPN: Ngannou vs. Velasquez||Alex Caceres||W||Submission (rear-naked choke)||N/A||Performance of the Night.|
|2016||Rizin World Grand-Prix 2016: Final Round||Tatsuya Kawajiri||W||Submission (rear-naked choke)||N/A||N/A|
|2016||Rizin World Grand-Prix 2016: First Round||Hideo Tokoro||W||Submission (rear-naked choke)||N/A||N/A|
|2015||Rizin Fighting Federation 2||Asen Yamamoto||W||Submission (triangle choke)||N/A||Featherweight debut.|
|2014||Real Fighting Championship: Real 1||Hyung Soo-Kim||W||Submission (armbar)||N/A||Catchweight (73 kg) bout.|
11. Kron Gracie’s Grappling Record
|Professional Record Breakdown|
|40 Matches||29 Wins||11 Losses|
11.1. Submission Methods W/L
|Submission Method||23 Wins||3 Losses|
|Choke from Back||2||0|
|Arm in Ezekiel||0||1|
11.2. Kron Gracie’s Grappling Fight History
|2013||Metamoris 2||Shinya Aoki||W||Guillotine||SPF||ABS|
|2012||Pan American||David Gill||W||Choke||R1||ABS|
|2012||Pan American||R. Evangelista||W||Botinha||R2||ABS|
|2012||Pan American||Victor Estima||W||DQ||4F||ABS|
|2012||Pan American||Marcus Almeida||L||Kneebar||SF||ABS|
|2012||Pan American||Carlos Ribeiro||W||Choke||R2||82KG|
|2012||Pan American||Jake Mackenzie||W||Choke||4F||82KG|
|2012||Pan American||Victor Estima||L||Pts: 6x2||SF||82KG|
|2012||SD World Trials||Beneil Dariush||W||Referee Decision||SF||74KG|
|2012||SD World Trials||Zak Maxwell||L||Pts: 4x0||F||74KG|
|2012||World Champ.||Elan Santiago||W||Choke||R2||82KG|
|2012||World Champ.||Gabriel Rollo||W||Pts: 4x4, Adv||8F||82KG|
|2012||World Expo||Victor Estima||W||Points||SPF||ABS|
|2011||World Champ.||Sergio Rodrigo||W||Guillotine||RDS||76KG|
|2011||World Champ.||Rafael Barbosa||W||Choke||RDS||76KG|
|2011||World Champ.||Leandro Lo||W||Choke from back||4F||76KG|
|2011||World Champ.||Michael Langhi||W||Referee Decision||SF||76KG|
|2011||World Champ.||Gilbert Burns||L||Pts: 9x2||F||76KG|
|2011||ADCC||Murilo Santana||W||Pts: 0x0, Pen||4F||77KG|
|2011||ADCC||Marcelo Garcia||L||Pts: 2x0||SF||77KG|
|2010||Pan American||R. Costa||W||Armbar||R1||82KG|
|2010||Pan American||Abmar Barbosa||L||Pts: 11x0||4F||82KG|
|2010||World Champ.||Sergio Moraes||L||Pts: 4x4, Adv||RD||82KG|
|2008||World Champ.||Sergio Moraes||L||Arm in Ezekiel||R1||82KG|
|2009||European||Yan Cabral||W||Choke from back||F||82KG|
|2009||Pan American||N. Phungephorn||W||Armbar||8F||82KG|
|2009||Pan American||Abmar Barbosa||W||Kneebar||4F||82KG|
|2009||Pan American||Carlos Ferreira||W||Botinha||SF||82KG|
|2009||Pan American||Lucas Leite||L||Pts: 7x0||F||82KG|
|2009||World Champ.||Lucas Leite||L||Pts: 2x0||4F||82KG|
12. Video Links
Metamoris: Kron Gracie vs Otavio Sousa (Full match HD)
Gracie Breakdown: UFC Brazil + Kron vs. Shinya
Kron Gracie vs Hyung Soo Kim -The First Battle Kron Gracie MMA
THE GREATEST ADCC MATCH OF ALL TIME: Kron Gracie vs Garry Tonon