News from Japan: Kron Gracie signs with Real Fight Championship for MMA debut in August

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Kron won the -77kg division

Kron won the -77kg division

News from the Japanese media report that Kron Gracie has signed a contract to make his MMA debut in August.

He is going to be a part of the Real Fight Championship event.

The name of Kron’s opponent is still to be announced as the length of the contract.

For sometime now Kron stepped away from the Jiu-Jitsu competition circuit to devote to MMA training.

In the meantime, he made two appearances on Metamoris’ cards and won the -77kg division at the 2013 ADCC.

In a interview to GRACIEMAG.com early this year, Kron talked about a possible MMA debut in 2014: ” I really have some things going on in Japan, not only in relation to MMA. But I am open to proposals for events in the USA, Brazil or another country. I think Japan would be the coolest place because of the their excitement, the respect they’ve shown, and for the offer, since they will pay more. I want to study my options to make the most accurate decision possible. It is not closed yet, but their idea is that the fight should be in August. I’d rather do more than one fight in 2014, so I want to make my debut soon in May or June. Let’s see, “said

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