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Friday, Aug 08, 2014

Report: Roger Gracie Headed to ONE FC

Roger Gracie (right) being awarded the decision over Keith Jardine (photo: Esther Lin / Showtime)

By FCF Staff

It looks like one of the planet’s best jiu-jitsu practitioners is headed back to the MMA cage, as Roger Gracie has reportedly signed a multi-fight deal with ONE FC.

Gracie, who hasn’t fought since UFC 162 last July when he was decisioned by Tim Kennedy, confirmed his new contract to MMA Fighting.com. The 33 year-old also relayed that he still plans to compete in jiu-jitsu bouts.

Although Gracie’s ONE FC debut has yet to be confirmed, the Brazilian is expected to fight again sometime later this year.

Gracie also said he hopes to fight two or three times a year, but doesn’t see himself fighting past the age of “36 or 38.”

The 6-2 fighter made his way to the UFC last year after going 4-1 in Strikeforce. After his loss to Kennedy, however, the UFC opted to not re-sign the free agent.


posted by FCF Staff @ 2:11 am
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