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Renzo Gracie to star in documentary featured at U.S. Sports Film Festival

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt and MMA legend Renzo Gracie will be featured in a documentary titled "Renzo Gracie: Legacy" at the inaugural U.S. Sports Film Festival in Philadelphia, Pa., during its three-day run from October 23 to 26.

Gracie (13-6-1) last competed at Elite XC: "Destiny" where he defeated Frank Shamrock via disqualification. Shammy felt it was necessary to drive his knees into Gracie's head while he was on the ground despite being warned by referee Herb Dean regarding an earlier infraction involving the back of the head.

Gracie is perhaps best known for his battles with Dan Henderson and Kazushi Sakuraba back in the days of PRIDE Fighting Championship.

From festival founder and President Stephan Hartman:

"Given MMA's rising popularity worldwide and its recent approval for competition in the state of Pennsylvania, the debut of the life story of such a living legend as Renzo Gracie was a perfect fit."

A member of the legendary Gracie family, he is the son of Robson Gracie, grandson of Carlos Gracie, nephew of Carlos Gracie Jr. and grand-nephew of Helio Gracie. His brothers Ralph and the late Ryan Gracie were also competitors in PRIDE.

UPDATE: Check out the documentary video trailer after the jump.

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