Rolles Gracie, son of the legendary Rolls Gracie, returns to the MMA cage tonight for the first time since September 2007 and only for the second time in his career.
Rolles will be taking on the ROC 2007 “Beast of the Northeast” light heavyweight tournament champion Ricardo Romero in a heavyweight match up at “Ring of Combat XXIV” tonight in Atlantic City, New Jersey. The good news for you is that we here at PRO MMA (http://promma.info) will be providing you access to a LIVE WEBCAST of the event beginning at 8:30 PM EST/5:30 PM PST! Do not miss it! The cost is only $5.99 for 15 bouts! It does not get better than that!
Rolles Gracie father, Rolls Gracie, was born in Brazil in 1951 where he was raised by his uncle and father of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Helio Gracie. Rolls was trained under the grand master and went on himself to train such greats as Rickson Gracie, Royler Gracie, and Carlos Gracie, Jr. among many others.
Rolles Gracie only MMA bout to date was for his cousin Renzo Gracie’s Pitbulls team in the IFL where he submitted Sam Halloway with a rear naked choke at 1:49 of round one. Rolles is a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu black belt and won a silver medal at the 2007 Abu Dhabi. Fabricio Werdum took gold.
It is always a treat when a Gracie fights because of their history and ties to the sport. It is very possible MMA as we know it today would not be around if it were not for the Gracie family, instead, X-ARM might be all the rage.
Other notable names appearing on tonight’s “Ring of Combat XXIV” card include former UFC fighter Sean Salmon and “The Ultimate Fighter 7” veteran, Dante Rivera. Rivera was defeated by Jesse Taylor in the quarterfinals on TUF 7, ruining his hopes of UFC glory.
To watch the LIVE WEBCAST of “Ring of Combat XXIV” starting tonight, Friday, April 17, 2009 at 8:30 PM EST/5:30 PM PST click HERE or on the “ROC XXIV” poster below or on the sidebar.
Ring of Combat XXIV fight card:
Dave Church vs. Anthony Montanaro
Louis Gaudinot vs. Christopher Aquino
Jose Villanueva vs. Greg Abgarian
Chris Weidman vs. Mike Stewart
Gian Villante vs. Paul White
Chris Schlessinger vs. Shawn Foreman
Sean Salmon vs. Costa Philipou
Matt McManmon vs. Jeff Lentz
Will Martinez vs. Al Iaquinta
Ricky Lee vs. Sean Santella
Joey Comacho vs. Fernando Bernardino
Rolles Gracie vs. Ricardo Romero
Dante Rivera vs. Lamont Lister
Dom Stanco vs. Charles Oliveira de Silva
Rafael “Sapo” Natal vs. Plinio Cruz