I just heard a rumor that Dream Entertainment in Japan is close to signing an MMA match set for May 2010 between Ralek Gracie and Sakuraba!!! If you know your MMA history you know that Sakuraba is a fierce MMA fighter who has defeated several Gracies- Royce, Royler, Ryan and Renzo.
Ralek Gracie is the son of Rorion Gracie and got his Black belt from his Grandfather Helio Gracie. He has had two matches in Japan over the last year or so and he won both by submission. I think Ralek and really, all of Rorions sons may have the biggest chance of leading the charge of the next generation of Gracie fighters within MMA.
If this fight happens it will be yet another chapter in the never ending saga of the Gracie family going head to head with the best Japanese fighters. I have to do some more research and see whats what. But my source seems to think this is going to get inked soon. Why didn't Dana White think of this?
-Beyond Urban Branding