Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt and mixed martial arts legend Renzo Gracie will be featured in a documentary titled "Renzo Gracie: Legacy" at the inaugural U.S. Sports Film Festival in Philadelphia, Pa., on October 25.
The U.S. Sports Film Festival is a four-day event taking place in Philadelphia from October 23-26. Fight fans will have the opportunity to screen the world premiere of the Gracie documentary as well as "Kassim the Dream," the incredible story of boxing world champion Kassim Ouma.
Ouma was born into poverty and kidnapped at the age of six. Despite being forced to join Uganda's National Resistance Army, Ouma's boxing skills carried him to the United States where he would enjoy a successful boxing career.
Sadly, Ouma's father was beaten to death by the Ugandan Army in retaliation for Ouma leaving the country.
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.
The back-to-back screenings will be shown at The Prince Street Theater in Philadelphia starting at 6:30 p.m. and will be followed by a panel discussion for fans with Renzo Gracie, Kassim Ouma, the New Jersey Athletic Control Board Counsel Nick Lembo and Pennsylvania Boxing Commissioner Gregory Sirb.
If you live in the area be sure to check it out.