Kyra Gracie to Make MMA Debut in 2011

529_lgThe highly successful grappler hopes to take it to the next level.

If there was a first family of MMA, it would be the Gracie’s and Kyra is taking steps to make her debut in MMA in 2011.

Gracie, who is a talented jiu-jitsu competitor, being a multi-time ADCC, Pan-Am, and World jiu-jitsu champion, has been training in MMA for a while. In a statement to Fightergirls.com, she stated that her management is in negations with several organizations for a debut, not stating which ones as of yet. She says there is no one in particular she is gunning for at the moment.

When it comes to a division she is persuing, Gracie states she is looking under 140 – which could mean a run in the 135 pound division. The division is chalked full of talent, including Strikeforce champion Sarah Kaufman and talented world class grapplers such as # 2 ranked Roxanne Modafferi, # 3 ranked Shayna Baszler and # 9 ranked Miesha Tate.

She is currently at the Nobre Arte gym, training standup with Claudio Coelho and takedowns with Leo Leite. The south paw is mainly concentrating on boxing during her MMA training, however, says that being a world class jiu-jitsu Gi competitor is her top priority.

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