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Alberto Crane Bio

Alberto Lewis Crane (born July 14, 1976) is an American mixed martial artist. He currently fights as a lightweight. He has fought in the Ultimate Fighting Championship and is a former King of the Cage and Ring of Fire lightweight champion.

Contents

  • 1 Biography
  • 2 Personal life
  • 3 Championships and accomplishments
  • 4 Mixed martial arts record
  • 5 Gracie Barra Encino/Burbank/Woodland Hills
  • 6 Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Academy
  • 7 See also
  • 8 References
  • 9 External links

Biography

Crane moved to Brazil shortly after high school to train at the Gracie Barra academy in Rio de Janeiro, and then Belo Horizonte full-time. He holds a black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under Vinicius Magalhaes (Draculino) and Carlos Gracie Jr. Upon returning to New Mexico, Crane began teaching Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and opened two academies, one in Santa Fe and one in Albuquerque. He started MMA in 2002 where he fought till 2005 undefeated. After a 2-year break Alberto took on the UFC in 2007 and lost his UFC debut against Roger Huerta at UFC 74 via TKO in round three. In his second fight with the UFC, against Kurt Pellegrino, Alberto did not take advantage of a high kick early enough in the first round. Alberto was defeated via TKO in the second round.

Personal life

Alberto and his wife have three children, son Sevan and twin daughters Sona and Serineh, who were born on November 25, 2008.

Championships and accomplishments

  • Mixed Martial Arts
    • King Of The Cage Lightweight Champion
    • Ring Of Fire Lightweight Champion
  • Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
    • 1998 IBJJF Pan Am Championship Bronze Medalist
    • 1998 IBJJF World Championships Bronze Medalist
    • 1999 Brazilian Team Title Championship - 1st Place
    • 1999 IBJJF World Championship Silver Medalist
    • 1999 Brazilian Nationals Bronze Medalist in (Purple Belt Middle Weight)
    • 1999 Brazilian Nationals Bronze Medalist in (Purple Belt Open Weight)
    • 2000 IBJJF Pan Am Championship Silver Medalist
    • 2001 Brazilian National Championship—3rd place (Brown Belt lightweight)
    • 2002 IBJJF Pan Am Championship Bronze Medalist (Black Belt)
    • 2002 Brazilian Team Title Championship—1st place (part of brown/black belt lightweight team)
    • 2002 IBJJF World Championship Bronze Medalist(Black Belt) (Closed Bracket with Team Mates)
    • 2012 1st Place - Las Vegas International Open IBJJF Master Division
    • 2012 1st Place - American Nationals IBJJF Championship Master Division
    • 2012 1st Place - Long Beach International Open IBJJF Master Division
    • 2013 1st Place - Abu Dhabi Pro US Nationals Master Division
    • 2013 1st Place - San Francisco International Open Master Division
    • 2013 1st Place - Las Vegas Spring International Open IBJJF Master Division
    • 2013 1st Place - LA Open NABJJF Master Division
    • 2013 1st Place - Munich International Open IBJJF Master Division
    • 2014 1st Place - Five Grappling California 1 - Black Belt Master Division
    • 2014 1st Place - Five Grappling Nevada 1 - No Gi Expert Division
    • 2014 1st Place - European No-Gi IBJJF Championship Master Division
    • 2014 1st Place - Grapplers Quest UFC Expo - No Gi Master Expert Division
    • 2014 1st Place - Grapplers Quest UFC Expo - Black Belt Master Division
    • 2015 1st Place - Abu Dhabi Pro US Nationals Master Open Weight Division
    • 2015 1st Place - IBJJF World No-Gi Championship Master Division

Mixed martial arts record

Gracie Barra Encino/Burbank/Woodland Hills

Alberto Crane founded Gracie Barra in Encino, California, in January, 2009, Gracie Barra Pasadena in 2010 and Gracie Barra Burbank in 2011. The Academy focuses on Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Mixed Martial Arts and Muay Thai Boxing. He now has founded LEGACY Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in Burbank, California where he teaches and trains.

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Academy

Crane was owner of the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Academy through 2007, selling the Academy when he moved to the L.A. Basin.

See also

  • List of male mixed martial artists

External links

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