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New Renzo Gracie documentary to debut during film festival

A new documentary that chronicles the life of legendary Brazilian Jiu Jitsu practitioner and trainer Renzo Gracie is scheduled to debut in October.

Renzo Gracie: Legacy” will premiere at the first-ever U.S. Sports Film Festival in Philadelphia from Oct. 23-26.

“Philadelphia is a city whose fans and teams are always battling for recognition, we felt that the city that gave us ‘Rocky’ and Smokin’ Joe Frazier would really take to a track of new films on MMA and boxing, and these two are certainly amongst the most compelling,” said festival founder and president Stephan Hartman. “Given MMA’s rising popularity worldwide and its recent approval for competition in the state of Pennsylvania, the debut of the life story of such a living legend as Renzo Gracie was a perfect fit.”

Gracie is the son of Robson Gracie and the grandson of Carlos Gracie. He is also the grand-nephew of Helio Gracie, who is the father to Rickson Gracie, Royler Gracie, Royce Gracie, and Relson Gracie.

In addition to being well-known within the competitive grappling community, Renzo Gracie is also a household name to many MMA fans having compiled a 13-6 record that includes notable wins over former UFC champions Pat Miletich, Maurice Smith, Carlos Newton, Oleg Taktarov, and Frank Shamrock.

9 COMMENTS
  • Jug says:

    Thanks for good news!

  • Nick Travaglini says:

    I cannot wait to go to this! We never get stuff in Philadelphia like this, I am very excited!

  • Mike Wolfe says:

    Please update this story. If the documentary is released on DVD, I’d like to get my hands on a copy.

  • HexRei says:

    Anyone know where I can get a video of this fight?

    9/27/1997
    No Contest
    Eugenio Tadeu
    No Contest – Fans Rioted
    Pentagon Combat – Pentagon Combat

    That had to be something to see

  • HexRei says:

    Welll here it is on Youtube 😀

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mvwE_2Pdrlk&NR=1

    The video is a little dark but its pretty hilarious. Chairs thrown all over the place and it looks like one dude’s cornermen were brawling with crowd members.

  • BJJ in VA says:

    I know this documentary is about Renzo but I hope there is a section about his two insane brothers. Ive heard enough crazy stories about Ryan to fill a book.

  • ryan patrick mcreynolds says:

    Just a reminder, the Renzo Gracie: Legacy film premieres tonight at 6:30 PM at the Prince Theatre in Philadelphia. As an added bonus, Renzo will be in attendance and speaking on a panel after the film.
    I would also like to mention that the film and panel will conclude before the beginning of the UFC pay-per-view tonight.
    Come see a great film and have the opportunity to speak with a legend in the world of MMA.

  • Nick Travaglini says:

    I will be there and so will Sam. Sam will be posting a nice piece on the film after its over. Hope to see some of you there.

  • HairyMan says:

    Not bad… Not bad.

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