Jan 12, 2013; Oklahoma City, OK, USA; Roger Gracie seen after winning his bout with Anthony Smith (not shown) in their Strikeforce MMA Lightweight bout at the Chesapeake Energy Arena. Mandatory Credit: Mark D. Smith-USA TODAY Sports

ONE FC Signs 10-Time BJJ World Champion Roger Gracie

Roger Gracie will be returning to MMA, and the 10-time Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu World Champion will be competing in ONE FC. The Asia-based promotion announced that they have signed a multi-fight contract with the former Strikeforce and UFC veteran middleweight.

Roger Gracie (6-2) last competed in MMA in July of 2013, losing a decision to Tim Kennedy in his only UFC bout at UFC 162. Prior to moving over to the UFC, Gracie found success competing for Strikeforce, achieving a record of 4-1. Roger Gracie holds wins over Kevin Randleman, Trevor Prangley, Keith Jardine, and Anthony Smith; with his lone loss in Strikeforce coming to ‘King Mo’ Lawal. Five of his career six victories have come by way of submission.

The grandson of Carlos Gracie, Roger is widely regarded as the most decorated BJJ competitor in the world—along with his ten BJJ World titles, are two ADCC championships.

No date or opponent has been announced yet for Roger Gracie’s ONE FC debut.

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