Kywan Gracie Behring comes from a long line of Jiu-Jitsu royalty and he’s set to join a whole host of his family members in competing under the Bellator banner on October 1st. He’s been booked for Bellator 247 which will take place in Milan, Italy, and will compete in the Welterweight against Moldovan fighter Constantin Gnusariev. His opponent holds a decent 3-0-1 record with one win and one draw in the Bellator cage, with both fights ending in a decision, while Gracie Behring has only had one fight, a TKO victory over Jake Watkins back in July 2019.
Kywan Gracie Behring isn’t just a member of the Gracie family, he’s also the son of legendary 80’s grappler and Vale Tudo fighter, Marcelo Behring. He’s also the grandson of one of the original pioneers of BJJ, Carlos Gracie, and a black belt under one of the greatest competitors to ever step foot on the mats, Roger Gracie. Bellator has a long history of signing members of the Gracie family and some have worked out substantially better than others, but it appears as though they’re going back to that tactic again. Gracie Behring is just the latest in a string of recent announcements from Bellator about upcoming fights for members of BJJ’s first family.
The fight will take place on the preliminary portion of the Bellator 247 card, one that will be headlined by another Welterweight fight between Paul Daley and Derek Anderson.