Table of Contents
- 1. Roger Gracie’s Details
- 2. Roger Gracie’s Biography
- 2.1. Grandson of Carlos Gracie: the Founder of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
- 2.2. BJJ Rooted Childhood
- 2.3. Legends Involve in the Professional Development of Roger Gracie
- 2.4. BJJ is in his Blood
- 2.5. Relocated to the U.K.
- 2.6. Started Roger Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Academy Along with His Father
- 2.7. Happily Married
- 2.8. Roger’s Net Worth
- 2.9. Roger’s BJJ Pro Combats
- 2.10. Retirement from BJJ
- 2.11. Roger Gracie and Gordon Ryan at John Danaher’s Place
- 2.12. Online Courses by Roger Gracie
- 2.13. Why Roger Gracie is the Best BJJ Grappler?
- 2.14. Roger Gracie’s First Black Belt Publishes His Book
- 2.15. Roger’s MMA Pro Combat
- 2.16. Retirement from MMA
- 2.17. Roger Gracie’s Historic Fight
- 3. Roger Gracie’s Main Achievements
- 3.1. Main Achievements in International Tournaments
- 3.2. Main Achievements in Black Belt
- 3.3. Main Achievements in Colored Belts
- 4. Roger Gracie’s Professional Record Breakdown
- 5. Roger Gracie’s Fight History
- 6. Roger Gracie’s Top Fights Links
1. Roger Gracie’s Details
|Name||Roger Gracie Gomes|
|Date of birth||26 September 1981|
|Weight||100.50 kg (222.0 lbs)|
|Weight Division||Super-Pesado (100.50 kg / 222.0 lbs)|
|Current Coach||Mauricio Motta Gomes|
|Current Affiliation||Roger Gracie Academy|
|Career Disclosed Earnings||N/A|
|Rank||5th Degree Black Belt|
|Head Coach||Carlos Gracie Junior|
|Last Fight||2017 Gracie Pro Jiu-Jitsu|
|Favorite Technique||Cross Choke from Mount Position|
|Lineage||Carlos Gracie -> Helio Gracie -> Carlos Gracie Junior -> Roger Gracie|
|Team Association||Gracie-Barra & Roger Gracie Academy|
2. Roger Gracie’s Biography
Roger Gracie Gomes is 10 times World Champion and an elite grappler. He started BJJ at a very early age and now became a 5th-degree Black Belt. He is considered the greatest of all time (GOAT) in BJJ.
2.1. Grandson of Carlos Gracie: the Founder of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
2.2. BJJ Rooted Childhood
Just like other Gracies, Roger Gracie also started training BJJ at an early age. Despite his family background in BJJ, he was not interested in BJJ from his childhood. During his adolescent years, he focused on BJJ and started taking interest in this grappling sport.
2.3. Legends Involve in the Professional Development of Roger Gracie
During his teenage years, Roger was dedicated to BJJ and started training with full dedication and devotion. He was great in BJJ from the Blue Belt level.
According to Mauricio Gomes, Roger was a little lazy and chubby. He visited his cousins in south Brazil and got motivated. Then he told his parents that he would be the greatest athlete.
Roger Gracie mentioned in an interview that during his stay in south Brazil with Rilion Gracie (his uncle), he wanted to pursue BJJ in the future. Two other people who are credited for the development of Roger Gracie are Carlos Gracie Junior and his cousin, Master Renzo Gracie who is a 7th Degree Coral Belt Holder.
2.4. BJJ is in his Blood
Roger Gracie was a great BJJ fighter from his early days. He was focused and picked every aspect of the game with minute precision. Until his Blue Belt, he did not get submitted or defeated by any opponent. His skills made him a world champion from a young age and he started to attract the attention of the BJJ community.
2.5. Relocated to the U.K.
During his Blue Belt division years, Roger was involved in a police matter with three other BJJ athletes. Due to this reason, Roger’s mother got worried about him and forced him to travel to the UK where his father was running his own Gracie Barra BJJ academy.
His father was also a top grappler and a top BJJ coach, so Roger Gracie continued his journey in BJJ in the U.K.
2.6. Started Roger Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Academy Along with His Father
In 2004, Along with his father Mauricio Motta Gomes, who is an 8th-degree BJJ Coral Belt holder, Roger Gracie started his academy named as Roger Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Academy in London. Now the franchises of Roger Gracie academy expanded globally and have various branches in different countries like Austria, Netherlands, Italy, Turkey, U.K.
2.7. Happily Married
Roger Gracie lives in the U.K. with his wife. She met him in the U.K. Both have two children, a son named Tristan and a daughter named Maya.
2.8. Roger’s Net Worth
Roger Gracie is a millionaire. This is not a wonder because he is the most well-known and great BJJ fighter of his era. He owns various gyms internationally, has his own websites with Instructional videos, and does most crowded webinars and seminars. He also has his own house in London.
2.9. Roger’s BJJ Pro Combats
Promoted to Black Belt
Roger Gracie continuously surprised everyone with his achievements. His coach and uncle, Carlos Gracie Junior, also known as “Carlinhos” promoted him to Black Belt in 2004.
In almost 20 years of his BJJ career, it is a world record that Roger Gracie was never submitted by any opponent. Until his blue belt, he never lost any match. In his black belt career, he lost just 7 seven matches, but none of them involved submission.
Record Performance in ADCC 2005
Roger Gracie showcased a fabulous performance in the 2005 ADCC and submitted all 8 opponents in the championship.
Ten Times World Champion with Black Belt
Roger Gracie made another record in that he won ten IBJJF World championships and three of them are in the open weight category. These ten victories are under the Black Belt division. He also won the World Championship for three consecutive years.
Most Important Fight of Roger Gracie’s Career
According to Roger Gracie, in 2017 Gracie Pro Jiu-Jitsu, Roger faced Buchecha and this was the most important fight of his career. This is the last fight of Roger’s career. He mentioned in a documentary that something he feels like he had never felt before, especially in Jiu-Jitsu before his fight with Buchecha.
Selected for Hall of Fame
Another Record of Roger Gracie is that he was the first and the most deserving athlete who was inducted into the ADCC and IBJJF Hall of Fame. So we can say, the ADCC Hall of Fame was inaugurated by the nomination of Roger Gracie.
Roger Gracie is the only grappler to win two gold medals (with Light Heavyweight and Absolute categories) with a 100% submission rate.
Promoted to 5th Degree Black Belt
Roger Gracie received his 5th Degree Black Belt from his father Mauricio Gomes on 25th July 2022, on the happy occasion of Gomes's birthday. Mauricio Mota Gomes is also an 8th-degree Red and White Coral belt holder. Roger was promoted to Black Belt by Carlos Gracie junior in 2004.
2.10. Retirement from BJJ
Currently, Roger Gracie does not participate in any BJJ competition, he also did not officially announce his retirement from BJJ.
2.11. Roger Gracie and Gordon Ryan at John Danaher’s Place
John mentioned that he loved to have Roger on the mat and found that he is the best of all athletes he has ever met. He is still a great BJJ athlete even in his 40s and no one can beat him in skills.
2.12. Online Courses by Roger Gracie
Roger Gracie is also participating in online coaching through his online websites like Gracie Barra Academy where he teaches various BJJ techniques through instructional videos.
His instructional videos include: choke from the mount, Armbar from the mount, and from the Closed Guard to the back.
2.13. Why Roger Gracie is the Best BJJ Grappler?
Roger Gracie is the best grappler of all time. He is well known for his best execution of BJJ techniques and submission ratio.
According to Misho Ceko, Roger Gracie has the best understanding of the basics of BJJ techniques and he has proficiency in the basics. He does not change the foundation of techniques; rather he can adjust their use, distance, and timings but always stick to the basic technique.
2.14. Roger Gracie’s First Black Belt Publishes His Book
Nic Gregoriades is Roger’s First Black Belt. He just got his Black Belt in a short period of four years. He published his book “The Black Belt Blue Print” which is the best guide for BJJ beginners.
2.15. Roger’s MMA Pro Combat
In 2006, Roger Gracie made his MMA debut and submitted his opponent in the first round. He submitted Ron Waterman by applying for an Armbar. Ron Waterman was not submitted by any other fighter before.
Fight Against a Japanese MMA Legend
In his second MMA fight, Roger Gracie submitted Yuki Kondo who was a Japanese legend and Pancrase Champion. Roger submitted Yuki Kondo by Mata Leao, a peculiar BJJ Choke.
Last Fight in MMA
In his last MMA fight, Roger Gracie submitted Michal Pasternak in the first round of the ONE FC Championship by applying Arm Triangle in the Cruiserweight category.
2.16. Retirement from MMA
One year after winning his last MMA fight, Roger Gracie officially announced his retirement from MMA in October 2017.
2.17. Roger Gracie’s Historic Fight
Roger Gracie Vs. Marcus “Buchecha” Almeida
In 2012, Roger Gracie faced Marcus Almeida Buchecha in Metamoris 1. This match was named the greatest match in Jiu-Jitsu history. The match lasted about 20 minutes.
Marcus was 22 years old and received his Black Belt two years ago in 2010 while Roger had a long list of achievements in the IBJJF World Championships. But Marcus showcased great BJJ skills. In this match, Marcus was the first to take down Roger and scored two points.
Marcus tried to submit Roger with Toe Hold but Roger actively escaped and got two points for the sweep. At the end of the match, Marcus tried to submit Roger but once again Gracie escaped.
This was a memorable match for BJJ fans. In the end, this match ended with a draw.
|2012||Metamoris 1||Marcus Almeida Buchecha||Draw||Referee Decision||SPF||Open Class|
Roger Gracie Vs. Rodrigo Medeiros
In this match, Roger Gracie faced Rodrigo “Comporido” Medeiros in IBJJF Black Belt League 2015. He returned to the mat after three years.
At the start of the match, Comporid took down Roger by disturbing his balance with leg pulling. He scored two points. Gracie countered by applying full guard and took advantage of his full guard by mounting him from his back and scoring 4 points.
Till the end of the match, Gracie did not let Rodrigo escape. At the end of the match, Gracie submitted Comporido with Armbar.
|2015||IBJJF Black BELT League Super Fight||Rodrigo Comprido||Win||Armbar||SPF||Open Class|
Roger Gracie Vs. Marcus “Buchecha” Almeida
Roger Gracie faced Marcus Buchecha Almeida again in 2017 after his fabulous performance in 2012. In 2012, Buchecha was a new Black Belt but in 2017, Buchecha was also the 13th time's World Champion.
Buchecha was very energetic at the start of the match. He tried to take down Gracie various times. After a few minutes, Gracie took down Buchecha and actively moved to take his back. Buchecha tried his best to escape but Roger did not let him free.
At the end of the match, Roger submitted Buchecha with a Collar Choke.
|2017||Gracie Pro Jiu-Jitsu||Marcus Buchecha Almeida||Win||Collar Choke||SPF||Open Class|
3. Roger Gracie’s Main Achievements
3.1. Main Achievements in International Tournaments
|2000||Pan American Championship||Medium-Heavyweight|
|2000||IBJJF World Championship||Medium-Heavyweight|
|2001||IBJJF World Championship||Medium-Heavyweight|
|2002||IBJJF World Championship||Heavyweight|
|2004||IBJJF World Championship||Super Heavy|
|2005||IBJJF World Championship||Super Heavy|
|2005||IBJJF European Open||Absolute|
|2005||ADCC Championship||Light Heavy and Absolute|
|2006||IBJJF World Championship||Super Heavy|
|2006||IBJJF Pan Championship||Absolute|
|2007||IBJJF World Championship||Super Heavy and Absolute|
|2008||IBJJF World Championship||Super Heavy|
|2009||IBJJF World Championship||Super Heavy and Absolute|
|2010||IBJJF World Championship||Super Heavy and Absolute|
3.2. Main Achievements in Black Belt
|2003||IBJJF World Championship||Black Belt||2nd|
|2004||IBJJF World Championship||Black Belt||1st|
|2004||IBJJF World Championship||Black Belt||2nd in absolute weight division|
|2005||ADCC Championship||Black Belt||1st|
|2005||IBJJF World Championship||Black Belt||1st|
|2005||IBJJF European Open||Black Belt||1st|
|2005||IBJJF World Championship||Black Belt||2nd in absolute weight division|
|2006||IBJJF World Championship||Black Belt||1st|
|2006||IBJJF World Championship||Black Belt||2nd in absolute weight division|
|2006||IBJJF Pan Championship||Black Belt||1st in absolute weight division|
|2006||IBJJF Pan Championship||Black Belt||2nd|
|2007||IBJJF World Championship||Black Belt||1st|
|2008||IBJJF World Championship||Black Belt||1st|
|2008||IBJJF World Championship||Black Belt||2nd in absolute weight division|
|2009||IBJJF World Championship||Black Belt||1st|
|2010||IBJJF World Championship||Black Belt||1st|
3.3. Main Achievements in Colored Belts
|2000||IBJJF World Championship||Blue||1st|
|2001||IBJJF World Championship||Purple||1st|
|2002||IBJJF World Championship||Brown||1st|
4. Roger Gracie’s Professional Record Breakdown
4.1. Roger Gracie’s Professional Record Break
|83 Matches||76 Wins||7 Losses|
4.2. Roger Gracie’s Submission Methods
|Method||62 Wins||0 Loses|
|Choke from Back||18||0|
|Mounted X Choke||1||0|
5. Roger Gracie’s Fight History
|2003||Team Nationals||Demian Maia||W||Points||O88KG|
|2003||ADCC||Mario Sperry||W||Pts: 5x0||99KG|
|2003||ADCC||Olav Einemo||L||Pts: 2x0||99KG|
|2003||ADCC||Alexandre Ribeiro||W||Pts: 3x0||99KG|
|2003||World Champ.||Adriano Camolesi||W||Triangle||ABS|
|2003||World Champ.||Marcos Valle||W||Armbar||ABS|
|2003||World Champ.||Marcio Corleta||W||Referee Decision||ABS|
|2003||World Champ.||Marcio Cruz||L||Pts: 3x0||ABS|
|2004||World Champ.||Ricardo Franco||W||Submission||100KG|
|2004||World Champ.||Roberto Tozi||W||Points||100KG|
|2004||World Champ.||Rodrigo Comprido||W||RNC||100KG|
|2004||World Champ.||Leo Ramos||W||Submission||ABS|
|2004||World Champ.||Roberto Agnese||W||Cross choke||ABS|
|2004||World Champ.||Marcelo Garcia||W||Pts: 8x2||ABS|
|2004||World Champ.||Fernando Terere||W||Cross choke||ABS|
|2004||World Champ.||Ronaldo Souza||L||Pts: 4x2||ABS|
|2005||European Open||Roberto Abreu||W||Cross choke||ABS|
|2005||European Open||Fernando Piero||W||Straight armlock||ABS|
|2005||European Open||Ronaldo Souza||W||Pts: 2x0||ABS|
|2005||ADCC||A. Cacareco||W||Verbal tap||99KG|
|2005||World Champ.||Thiago Borges||W||Armbar||100KG|
|2005||World Champ.||Fernando Margarida||W||Choke from back||100KG|
|2005||World Champ.||Alexandre Ribeiro||W||Pts: 12x2||100KG|
|2005||World Champ.||Fernando Piero||W||Armbar||ABS|
|2005||World Champ.||Robert Oliveira||W||Choke||ABS|
|2005||World Champ.||Fernando Marques||W||Armbar||ABS|
|2005||World Champ.||Saulo Ribeiro||W||Cross choke||ABS|
|2005||World Champ.||Ronaldo Souza||L||Pts: 2x0||ABS|
|2006||Pan American||Alexandre Ribeiro||L||Pts: 0x0, Adv||100KG|
|2006||Pan American||T. Gaia||W||Submission||ABS|
|2006||Pan American||Vinny Magalhaes||W||Choke from back||ABS|
|2006||Pan American||Rafael Lovato||W||Armbar||ABS|
|2006||Pan American||Alexandre Ribeiro||W||Triangle||ABS|
|2006||World Champ.||Pedro Schmall||W||Choke from back||100KG|
|2006||World Champ.||Rodrigo Comprido||W||Armbar||100KG|
|2006||World Champ.||Robert Drysdale||W||Mounted X choke||100KG|
|2006||World Champ.||Zumbi Machado||W||Choke from back||ABS|
|2006||World Champ.||Rodrigo Cavaca||W||Cross choke||ABS|
|2006||World Champ.||Marcelo Garcia||W||Choke from back||ABS|
|2006||World Champ.||Alexandre Ribeiro||L||Pts: 4x4, Adv||ABS|
|2007||ADCC||Jon Einemo||W||Pts: 5x0||ABS|
|2007||World Champ.||Tim Carpenter||W||Armbar||100KG|
|2007||World Champ.||Adriano Camolesi||W||Choke from back||100KG|
|2007||World Champ.||Rodrigo Comprido||W||Cross choke||100KG|
|2007||World Champ.||Robert Drysdale||W||Choke from back||100KG|
|2007||World Champ.||Rodrigo Cavaca||W||Armbar||ABS|
|2007||World Champ.||Fernando Margarida||W||Pts: 9x5||ABS|
|2007||World Champ.||Robert Drysdale||W||Submission||ABS|
|2007||World Champ.||Romulo Barral||W||Choke from back||ABS|
|2008||World Champ.||Rodrigo Cavaca||W||Submission||O100KG|
|2008||World Champ.||Luigi Mondelli||W||Choke from back||O100KG|
|2008||World Champ.||Eduardo Telles||W||Pts: 0x0, Adv||O100KG|
|2008||World Champ.||Leonardo Leite||W||Cross choke||O100KG|
|2008||World Champ.||Paul Halme||W||Choke||ABS|
|2008||World Champ.||Tiago Pereira||W||Choke||ABS|
|2008||World Champ.||Alexandre Souza||W||Cross choke||ABS|
|2008||World Champ.||Andre Galvao||W||Pts: 12x0||ABS|
|2008||World Champ.||Alexandre Ribeiro||L||Pts: 4x2||ABS|
|2009||World Champ.||Bruno Bastos||W||Cross choke||100KG|
|2009||World Champ.||Bernardo Faria||W||Ezekiel||100KG|
|2009||World Champ.||Ricardo Abreu||W||Ezekiel||100KG|
|2009||World Champ.||Rafael Lovato||W||Cross choke||ABS|
|2009||World Champ.||Claudio Calasans||W||Cross choke||ABS|
|2009||World Champ.||Romulo Barral||W||Cross choke||ABS|
|2010||World Champ.||Luiz Fernando||W||Choke from back||100KG|
|2010||World Champ.||Bruno Bastos||W||Choke from back||100KG|
|2010||World Champ.||Walter Vidal||W||Choke from back||100KG|
|2010||World Champ.||Bruno Bastos||W||Choke from back||100KG|
|2010||World Champ.||Ricardo Abreu||W||Pts: 13x2||100KG|
|2010||World Champ.||Frost Murphy||W||Choke from back||ABS|
|2010||World Champ.||Diego Herzog||W||Choke from back||ABS|
|2010||World Champ.||Tarsis Humphreys||W||Choke from back||ABS|
|2010||World Champ.||Rodrigo Cavaca||W||Choke from back||ABS|
|2015||UFC Expo||Rodrigo Comprido||W||Armbar||ABS|
|2017||Gracie Pro||Marcus Almeida||W||Choke from back||ABS|
6. Roger Gracie’s Top Fights Links
Roger Gracie VS Bruno Bastos / World Championship 2009
Roger Gracie VS Rodrigo "Comprido" Medeiros / 2015 IBJJF Black Belt League Super Fight
ROGER GRACIE VS. MARCUS BUCHECHA
Roger Gracie vs Marcus Almeida Buchecha 2012