Igor Gracie wins in Canada

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Igor in action, in a photo from his personal archive

Igor in action, in a photo from his personal archive

“He’ll give us heart attacks like that,” thought Renzo Gracie this past 12th, from his post in the corner at Wreck MMA, while his cousin Igor went after Canada’s Chris “Matadoro” Vorano.

The fight lasted 1:50min, but they were moments that left Renzo without breath – and especially Chris Vorano, who was submitted with a choke.

Egged on by his brothers Rolles and Gregor from the corner, too, Igor landed a left hook that dropped Vorano on his rump. Igor took a second to follow up, giving the Canadian time to get up and land a kick square to the teacher living in New Jersey’s face.

“Did it get your nose?” Renzo would later ask. Laughing, Igor replied, “On the mouth, spot on.”

The 78kg Brazilian awoke with the strike, cinched the takedown and took the back, finishing the fight.

Another of the evening’s standouts was Sean Pierson, who knocked out Brazil’s Fabio Holanda, at the event benefitting military troops.

Check out the video of the fight:

Wreck MMA – Fight for the Troops
Robert Guertin Arena, Gatineau, Quebec, Canada
December 12, 2009

John Cholish defeated Benoit Guillonet via technical knockout in R2

Josh Hill defeated Randy Turner via unanimous judges’ decision

Josee Aupry defeated Anna Barone in 0.13 min

Michel Gagnon submitted Stephane Bernadel via guillotine after 0.38 min

Louis-Philippe submitted Carles Yannick Galipeau via armbar after 0.45 min

Roland Delorme submitted Remi Morvan in R1

Igor Gracie submitted Chris Vorano via rear-naked choke at at 1:50min of R1

Nick Denis defeated Sean Quinn via technical knockout in R1

Mark Holst submitted Nabil Khatib via rear-naked choke at 4:21 min of R1

Sean Pierson knocked out Fabio Holanda at 1:41min of R1

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