Some fun international news came out of the MMA world this week, as a member of the Gracie family announced his next bout.
On his twitter, Rolles Gracie wrote, “I just sent a signed contract to my manager @AliDominance for my “biggest” fight ever in Jakarta Indonesia. @ONEFCMMA here I come! My opponent is The Beast Bob Sapp!”
With a record of 5-1, Rolles made his UFC debut in 2010 against Joey Beltran, which he lost by TKO in the second round. Since then, the East-coast based Gracie has accumulated back-to-back wins against Lee Mein and Braden Bice, and looks to keep his winning ways against “The Beast.”
Sapp was last seen fighting Maro Perak at Noc Gladijatora 6 in Croatia a few weeks ago, which he lost by TKO at 3:04 of the first round, leaving Sapp 0-3 in 2011 in MMA. He also competed last October in a kickboxing bout in Romania at SuperKombat World Grand Prix IV, where he was knocked out by Alexandru Lungu in less than a minute into the first round. That loss was his ninth kickboxing defeat in a row, with his last win coming all the way back in 2005. On the plus side, Sapp sure gets to travel to a lot of nice places.
This fight goes down on February 11 from Jakarta, Indonesia at One FC, Asia’s top new MMA promotion.