Renzo Gracie returns to MMA next month in One Championship

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Renzo Gracie promoting his most recent MMA fight in 2010. Zuffa LLC

Renzo Gracie will be returning to mixed martial arts after eight years on July 27th, in One Championship, for a fight with another veteran. Renzo’s opponent will be Yuki Kondo, as confimed by One President Chatri Sityodtong via Facebook on Thursday.

Renzo (13w, 7l, 1d, 1nc), 51, last fought MMA against Matt Hughes at UFC 112 in Abu Dhabi. Renzo last competed at ADCC 2017, where he beat Sanae Kikuta in a submission wrestling superfight.

Kondo, a 42-year-old veteran of UFC, Pride and Pancrase, is said to be retiring after fighting Renzo. His career spans over two decades and a hundred fights, so one can hardly blame him.

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