Gregor Gracie decided to enter the Masters division at the IBJJF Pan-Ams 2020 and the decision paid off in a big way as the Renzo Gracie black belt came away with two gold medals in one weekend. At the age of 33, Gregor has been eligible to compete in the next category up from the adults division for quite some time but has not been a regular competitor lately. This actually marks only the second time that he has competed this year, with his last big performance being back in 2018 when helped Team Polaris to the finals of Quintet 3, drawing with Gordon Ryan in the last match.
Gregor Gracie won the first of his Pan-Ams gold medals in the Medium-Heavyweight division by beating Sergio Raimundo da Silva in the finals. It wasn’t long before he made it to the finals of the absolute division too and came up against a heavier opponent in Rafael Azevedo Lang, who earned a silver medal in the Heavyweight division earlier. Gregor is no stranger to the top level of competition and has fought his way to the podium of both the ADCC World Championships and the IBJJF no gi World Championships in the past.
Outside of his BJJ career, Gregor has also spent a decent amount of time competing in MMA as well. He retired with a 7-4 record back in 2013 after starting off with a promising 5-1 record on the regional circuit. After this, he spent the last few years of his career fighting for Asian promotions with mixed results. Gregor spent a three-fight stint with ONE FC originally and went 2-1, before moving to World Series of Fighting and losing both of his fights in the promotion.
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