1932 – GRACIE VS SANTANA / DEFEAT

February 04, 2016

HELIO, CARLOS’ YOUNGEST BROTHER, BECAME A NATIONAL STAR IN BRAZIL FOR HAVING PHENOMENAL FIGHTING PROWESS IN SPITE OF HIS FRAIL BODY. HE BECAME BRAZIL’S FIRST BIG SPORTS HERO. THE GRACIE FAMILY’S REPUTATION HAD TAKEN A PAINFUL BLOW AFTER HELIO LOST A THREE-HOUR AND 43-MINUTE FIGHT TO FORMER STUDENT VALDEMAR SANTANA. THAT WAS WHEN CARLOS’ OLDEST SON CARLSON GRACIE, AT THE AGE OF 23, STEPPED IN TO PRESERVE AND RESTORE THE FAMILY NAME. HE DEFEATED SANTANA AND BECAME THE NEW CHAMPION OF THE FAMILY.

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