In February 10, 2007 Gracie won a match against Frank Shamrock for upstart MMA promotion EliteXC on its debut night Saturday February 10, 2007, on Showtime. Gracie although able to take Frank down fairly easily after being overmatched on his feet was still able to dominate on the ground for most of the match before Shamrock was disqualified by referee Herb Dean due to landing illegal knee strikes to the back of Gracie's head while both fighters were on the ground. Shamrock had already been given one warning earlier in the match for illegal strikes to the back of Gracie's head. After the match, Gracie had to be helped out of the ring and back to his dressing room by his team allegedly due to receiving a concussion from the strikes.
Renzo formerly coached a team, the New York Pitbulls, for the International Fight League.
Gracie is the Head Instructor at the Renzo Gracie Academy in Midtown Manhattan. Many well known BJJ and MMA fighters have been trained by Renzo, including BJJ black belts Rodrigo Gracie, Matt Serra, Paul Creighton, Ricardo Almeida, Sean Alvarez, Alan Teo, Mike Codella, Carl Massaro, Shawn Williams, Chad Lebrun, and GRACIE Magazine founder Luca Atalla.
Gracie also has written an instructional book on jiu-jitsu, called "Mastering Jiu-Jitsu", with his training partner John Danaher. He has also been the personal jiu-jitsu teacher of Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, since 1993.
|13 Wins (2 (T) KO's, 7 submissions, 3 decisions, 1 DQ), 6 Losses (1(T)KO, 1 submission, 4 decisions), 1 Draw|
|2/10/2007||Win||Frank Shamrock||DQ (Knees to the head of a downed opponent)||EliteXC - Destiny||2||2:00|
|12/31/2006||Win||Carlos Newton||Decision (Split)||IFL World Team Championships||3||5:00|
|09/23/2006||Win||Pat Miletich||Submission (Guillotine Choke)||IFL Gracie vs. Miletich||1||3:37|
|07/29/2005||Loss||B. J. Penn||Decision (Unanimous)||K-1 World Grand Prix Hawaii||3||5:00|
|10/05/2003||Loss||Carlos Newton||Decision (Split)||PRIDE Bushido 1||2||5:00|
|06/23/2002||Loss||Shungo Oyama||Decision (Unanimous)||PRIDE 21 - Demolition||3||5:00|
|11/3/2001||Win||Michiyoshi Ohara||Decision (Unanimous)||PRIDE 17 - Championship Chaos||3||5:00|
|3/25/2001||Loss||Dan Henderson||KO (Punch)||PRIDE 13 - Collision Course||1||1:40|
|8/27/2000||Loss||Kazushi Sakuraba||Technical Submission (Kimura)||PRIDE 10 - Return of the Warriors||2||9:43|
|2/26/2000||Loss||Kiyoshi Tamura||Decision (Unanimous)||Rings - King of Kings 1999 Final||2||5:00|
|12/22/1999||Win||Maurice Smith||Submission (Armlock)||Rings - King of Kings 1999 Block B||1||0:50|
|12/22/1999||Win||Wataru Sakata||Submission (Armbar)||Rings - King of Kings 1999 Block B||1||1:25|
|11/21/1999||Win||Alexander Otsuka||Decision||PRIDE 8||2||10:00|
|3/15/1998||Win||Sanae Kikuta||Submission (Guillotine Choke)||PRIDE 2||6||0:43|
|10/11/1997||Draw||Akira Shoji||Draw||PRIDE 1||3||10:00|
|9/27/1997||No Contest||Eugenio Tadeu||No Contest - Fans Rioted||Pentagon Combat - Pentagon Combat||1||14:45|
|11/22/1996||Win||Oleg Taktarov||KO (Kick and Punch)||MARS - Martial Arts Reality Superfighting||1||1:02|
|10/17/1995||Win||James Warring||Submission (Choke)||WCC 1 - First Strike||1||2:47|
|10/17/1995||Win||Phil Benedict||Submission (Strikes)||WCC 1 - First Strike||1||2:08|
|10/17/1995||Win||Ben Spijkers||Submission (Choke)||WCC 1 - First Strike||1||2:38|
|1/1/1992||Win||Luiz Augusto Alvareda||TKO (Rear Naked Choke)||Desafio - Gracie Vale Tudo||1||7:03|
Brazil Socking It to Traditional Martial Arts; Family of Champions Popularizes a Reinvention of Jiu-Jitsu [Corrected 09/ 23/ 01]
Sep 08, 2001; Standing on the veranda of his vast ranch in a fighting kimono and black belt, Helio Gracie, 89, looked like Yoda meets Bruce...