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Carlos Gracie Jr.

7th Degree Red and Black Belt

Master Carlos Gracie Jr. is a man ahead of his time. Son of Grand Carlos Gracie Sr., he has used his unique visionary skills to create two of the worlds largest and most important Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

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Vinicius Draculino Magalhaes

4th Degree Black Belt

Professor Vinicius Draculino Magalhaes is the head instructor of Gracie Barra Texas and Gracie Barra – BH Schools (more info about GBBH at With more then 17 years of teaching experience

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Ulpiano Malachias

3rd Degree Black Belt

Professor Ulpiano Malachias was born in Belo Horizonte, Brazil in 1979 and has been involved in athletics and Martial Arts in particular almost from the beginning. He began training and competing in Judo

Pedro Marinho

Brown Belt

Pedro Marinho was and raised in Angra dos Reis, Rio De Janeiro on October 9, 1996. He started training in Jiu Jitsu in November of 2013 as a hobby with a couple of friends. After two years of training, realizing how involved he was and what a passion he had for the sport, he decided to stop attending college and quit his job to try to make a career in Jiu Jitsu.

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Arezou Rastegar

Team Member Since – 2011

Arezou Rastegar began training Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in July of 2011 as a student under Professor Ulpiano Malachias at Gracie Barra Westchase along with her (at the time) 10 year old son.

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Servando Almaraz

Team Member Since – 2012

Coach Servando’s Mixed Martial Arts interest began at a young age, as he has been wrestling since age 9. For the past 4 years he’s trained wrestling religiously with Brandon Mullins

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Matt Schnell

Muay Thai and Striking Coach

Schnell joined Legacy Fighting Championship in 2012 and went 9–2 in various promotions before joining the cast for The Ultimate Fighter season 24.