MMA Pro League – Meet Team Pennsylvania
September 15, 2018 at the Hard Rock Cafe in Atlantic City, New Jersey a brand new MMA event will be taking place. A team MMA event will be taking place between Team New jersey and team Pennsylvania. Below you can take a first look at Team Pennsylvania.
Daniel Gracie – Just looking at the coach for team Pennsylvania inspires confidence. Daniel Gracie, an accomplished mixed martial artist, professional wrestler, and BJJ black belt will be the head of this team.
Daniel Gracie was born June 28, 1972, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Being very close to his cousins; Charles, Renzo, Ralph and Ryan Gracie, jiu-jitsu was always present in Daniel’s life growing up. He started taking training more serious around 1982, training under Carlos Gracie Jr., at Gracie Barra. He received his black belt in 1996 after winning at the World Jiu-Jitsu Championship in the absolute division as a brown belt. As a mixed martial artist, he has competed in promotions such as Pride, Bellator, and International Fight League. He also competed in the very prestigious ADCC Submission Wrestling World Championship. In 2006 he took a step away from MMA and concentrate on teaching BJJ at Renzo Gracie’s Academy. Gracie made his return to MMA after a 4-year hiatus from fighting. He fought at Isreal FC: Genesis and scored a quick round 1 submission victory. Contrary to popular belief, Daniel is not a Gracie by blood; he is the cousin of brothers: Charles, Renzo, Ralph and Ryan Gracie. Having been raised amongst the Gracie family, so he adopted the Gracie surname as his own professionally.
Andy Jimenez – You can look his Tapology up here.
Cody Hier – You can look his Tapology up here.
Robert Munoz – You can look his Tapology up here.
Samir Ahmed – You can look his Tapology up here.
Zedekiah Montanez – You can look his Tapology up here.
That will round out Team Pennsylvania. Check out the links and have a peek at their Tapology. You will get to know them better over the next three weeks as I will be taking time to speak with them. This is a historic event in the MMA world. It’s something fresh, new, and will be a major player in the game of MMA.