Royce Gracie’s Son Khonry Set to Return from 28-Month layoff at Bellator 293


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Khonry Gracie, son of MMA legend Royce Gracie, will finally re-enter the cage in March as he takes on David Pacheco in a welterweight contest at Bellator 293, promotion officials told MMA Fighting.

Bellator 293 takes place at Pechanga Resort Casino in Temecula, Calif., on March 31, and is set to air on Showtime. The card is headlined by Marcelo Golm vs. Daniel James, with Cat Zingano battling Leah McCourt in the co-main event.

Gracie (2-2) hasn’t competed since November 2020, when Trevor Gudde snapped his two-fight winning streak with a third-round knockout. The 25-year-old owns Bellator wins over Oscar Vera and Ron Becker between 2018 and 2019.

Pacheco (1-1) also fought all his professional MMA bouts under the Bellator banner, knocking out Jorge Juarez in 2019 and then losing a decision to Miguel Jacob a year later. “Dynamite” has fought twice since, going 1-0-1 in kickboxing matches.
Check the updated Bellator 293 lineup below.

Marcelo Golm vs.Daniel James

Cat Zingano vs.Leah McCourt

John Salter vs. Aaron Jeffery

Jaleel Willis vs. Rustam Khabilov

Archie Colgan vs. Justin Montalvo

Mike Hamel vs. Nick Browne

Jay Jay Wilson vs. Mandel Nallo

Khonry Gracie vs. David Pacheco

So I guess I know why Rickson named his son Kron. The new generation are Ks instead of Rs

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How do they come up with these fucking names?


No idea but theyre pretty korny




I like watching the Gracie’s but Khonrys ceiling is not that high. A guy like him will continue to struggle big time in modern mma


Not to mention how revitalizing and effective 28 month layoffs are! Haha! Smh!


Event: Bellator 293: “Golm vs. James”
Date: Fri., March 31, 2023
Location: Temecula, California
How To Watch: Showtime

Bellator 293 Main Event:

265 lbs.: Marcelo Golm (10-3) vs Daniel James (14-6-1)

Bellator 293 Main Card:

145 lbs.: Cat Zingano (13-4) vs Leah McCourt (7-2)
185 lbs.: John Salter (18-6) vs. Aaron Jeffery (13-3)
170 lbs.: Jaleel Willis (16-4) vs Rustam Khabilov (24-4)

Bellator 293 ‘Prelims’ Under Card

155 lbs.: Mike Hamel (9-5) vs. Nick Browne (13-2)
155 lbs.: Archie Colgan (6-0) vs. Justin Montalvo (5-0)
145 lbs.: Lucas Brennan (7-0) vs. Josh San Diego (9-4)
155 lbs.: Lance Gibson Jr. vs. Vladimir Tokov (7-2)
135 lbs.: Pan Sorenson (9-5) vs. Sara Collins (3-0)
265 lbs.: Christian Edwards (5-2) vs. Rakim Cleveland (21-15-1)
120 lbs.: Randi Field (3-1) vs. Ashley Cummins (3-3)
135 lbs.: Bryce Meredith (3-0) vs. Brandon Carillo (1-0)
115 lbs.: Maria Henderson (2-0) vs. Mackenzie Stiller (0-0)
170 lbs.: Khonry Gracie (2-2) vs. David Pacheco (1-1)
205 lbs.: Sullivan Cauley (5-0) vs. Luke Trainer (6-1)
170 lbs.: Joey Davis (8-0) vs. Jeff Creighton (6-2-1)

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He would not be in Bellator if his dad was not Royce.

He is not that good.


Bellator is mostly populated by unknowns. Look below the main card on any of their shows and you’ll see tons of pros with 2-2 type records

None of the HUGE names in fighting history ever have offspring that go on to become anything noteworthy it seems. Rickson’s kid isn’t anything special either.

Kron won ADCC submitting everyone in his bracket and retired after going 5-1, having only lost to Cub.

I’m not sure what your definition of special is…


ADCC means fuck all, we are talking about fighting here

He beat nobodies and lost to cub coming off of four losses in a row. Hardly worthy of the Rickson legacy. Then again, Rickson fans are delusional, so this could somehow be construed as Kron is best fighter of all time by that standard.

Like I said, nothing noteworthy. High level fighter’s kids should be like Tyson’s kids, find something else.


Training with Freddie Roach , Renzo , Rickson , Helio , et all Gracies