Kron Gracie, Gabrielle Garcia ready to make headlines in MMA, August 17
Two huge names in the Brazilian Jiu Jitsu community will be taking a splash into the world of mixed martial arts this August 17 in Japan. Kron Gracie and Gabrielle Garcia will be fighting for the China-based promotion Real Fight.
Kron Gracie is the youngest of four children to BJJ and MMA legend Rickson Gracie. Kron, a blackbelt in BJJ and Judo, currently resides in Los Angeles, California running his academy (check them out at http://www.krongraciejiujitsu.com/ ). Kron will look to continues his family’s, more specifically, his father’s legacy in Japan, where Rickson went 11-0, winning all of his fights via submission. Rickson was arguably the greatest Gracie in the world of MMA.
Kron, age 25, has also worked out with Nate Diaz and Gilbert Melendez on his stand up over the past few years. It is not confirmed what weight class he will be fighting in, Kron has competed in the under 77-kg divisions in BJJ competition, so it is a possibility to see Kron fighting in the 170-lb. weight division (welter weight).
Gabrielle (Gabi) Garcia, another BJJ blackbelt stud in women’s competition, is known for her size and strength. Gabi stands at 6’2″ and walks around 225-240 pounds. She recently mentioned to Tatame magazine that she was offered to fight at the women’s light heavy weight division at 205-lbs. and she would have to cut about 22 pounds.
As you can see below, this is how big Gabi is next to light heavyweight fighter Wanderlei Silva.