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Khonry Gracie to fight Oscar Vera at Bellator 225

Khonry Gracie (pictured) fights Oscar Vera at Bellator 225 on Aug. 24 in Bridgeport, Connecticut
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Another Gracie has Oscar Vera in their sights.

Officials announced Tuesday that Khonry Gracie will fight Vera in a welterweight bout on the preliminary portion of Bellator 225 on Aug. 24 at Webster Bank Arena in Bridgestone, Connecticut.

This will be Vera’s second pro bout. In his debut this past June at Bellator 222, he was submitted in the first round by Khonry’s cousin, Robson Gracie Jr.

Unlike most of his family, Khonry, the son of the legendary Royce Gracie, did not have a storied career in competitive jiu-jitsu before trying his hand at MMA. The 22-year-old made a successful amateur MMA debut in September 2017 before signing with Bellator.

In his pro debut for Bellator, Khonry lost a unanimous decision to Devon Brock, before picking up his first win last November at Bellator 209, where he outpointed Ron Becker.