MMA fighter Ralek Gracie, from the legendary Gracie family, is stepping out of the ring and into recording studio. Ralek has been producing music for over 10 years but is just now dropping his debut album "Ginagi." The entire album is written and produced by the black belt. American-born Ralek, will continue to compete in the MMA and nurture both his jiu-jitsu and music.
Ralek is the son of Rorion Gracie and nephew to Royce Gracie and Rickson Gracie.
The 24-year-old Ralek Gracie, son of Rorion and a Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt (and a nephew of Royce), came pro in 2007 and submitted Katsuyori Shibata. In mid-2008, he submitted Alavutdin Gadzhiyev at DREAM.4. His bout with Sakuraba will be his first in nearly two years. Ralek's interview is insightful and he looks ready.
"The Gracie Hunter," MMA superstar Kazushi Sakuraba (26-11-1 MMA, 3-2 DREAM), looks to go 5-0 against MMA's famous family when he meets Ralek Gracie (2-0 MMA, 1-0 DREAM) in a 195-pound catchweight bout. The 40-year-old Sakuraba has recent submission wins over boxer Rubin Williams and Zelg Galesic.