Kron Gracie, son of Mixed Martial Arts and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu legend Rickson Gracie today made his UFC debut where he won via Rear Naked Choke in the first round against Alex Caceres.
Kron Gracie stepped inside the Octagon 4-0 as a pro, he had previously fought under RIZIN FF banner and won all of them via submission. As Kron won his UFC debut, former UFC two-division champion Conor McGregor took to Twitter to congratulate him and welcomed him to the UFC.
Enter the mix young son.
— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) February 18, 2019
“Enter the mix young son. Congratulations.” McGregor wrote.
Earlier he had tweeted that he was very excited to see Kron make his UFC debut and paid tribute to the Gracie family for their contribution to Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.
Very excited to see Kron Gracie compete tomorrow in the UFC.
Son of Rickson, partner of Diaz.
So much lineage.
Very proud and exciting moment here for the prestigious Gracie family. Remember that without this family, none of us would have a job we loved.
Good luck and Respect.
— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) February 17, 2019