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Ralek Gracie signs with Bellator, should debut in January

Ralek Gracie in California
Ralek Gracie in California. Photo: Personal Files

Son of Rorion Gracie, one of the founders of the UFC, Ralek Gracie has signed a contract with Bellator. The BJJ black-belt debut should take place at Bellator 170 on January 21 in L.A. The news was broken by ESPN’s Brett Okamoto and confirmed by Bellator.

Ralek is the nephew of inaugural UFC champion and Bellator fighter Royce Gracie. Gracie (3-0) hasn’t fought MMA since his 2010 win over Kazushi Sakuraba at Dream 14. Bellator 170 will have Tito Ortiz vs. Chael Sonnen as its main event.

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