Renzo Gracie preparing for a return to the UFC

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu specialist Renzo Gracie has recently indicated he has plans of returning to the UFC octagon for a second time. The 45-year-old still has a desire to compete and with several fights still on his contract, it seems fans will get to see a Gracie in the UFC again soon.

Historic MMA Rivalries, part 3: Brazil vs. Japan

Kimura vs. Gracie

Brazil vs Japan

For many years, two countries have been represented well by their native sons in the sport of mixed martial arts. Each culture embodies the spirit and wisdom necessary to be successful in the sport, as well as helping it evolve over time. 

The roots of Brazil and Japan’s contributions to MMA runs far deeper then the sport’s short history of fifteen years. The art of Jiu-Jitsu had been developed in Japan during the Feudal period as a form of hand to hand combat for war. Centuries after its development, Jiu-Jitsu found its way to Brazil thanks to Mitsuyo Maeda.

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