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.