Carlos, Helio, Carlson Gracie to Have Statues Erected in BrazilConsidered by many as the birthplace of jiu-jitsu and MMA, the city of Rio de Janeiro will officially pay homage to three of the sport’s most important pioneers: Carlos, Helio and Carlson Gracie. The three masters will have statues erected in their honor on Tonelero street in Copacabana, one block away from the Carlson Gracie Academy.

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