Did you know Renzo Gracie was fighting at ONE FC today? I didn’t know that and I follow Renzo on Twitter. However, the 51-year-old-Gracie did, in fact, take part in an MMA fight today. He took on another UFC and Pride veteran, 43-year-old, Yuki Kondo.
Renzo hasn’t fought since 2010 and it was in a fight against Matt Hughes where Gracie was mauled most of the fight. He lost via TKO and seemingly called it a career. That is, until today. Gracie dusted off his old fight shorts and stepped into the ONE FC cage with Yuki Kondo who has remained active in MMA since 1996. Most of Kondo’s fights have been in Pancrase events held in Japan, so he hasn’t been in the public eye as much. Despite being out of the spotlight, Renzo remains one of the more popular combat sports athletes.
Renzo fought like the younger of the two and ultimately choked Kondo out in the second round.
As they say, “He’s still got it!”
— ONE Championship (@ONEChampionship) July 27, 2018