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Rigan Machado Record, Net Worth, Weight, Age & More!

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Who is Rigan Machado?

Rigan Machado is a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu instructor and former professional competitor from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. If his name didn’t make it obvious, Rigan Machado is one of the 5 Machado brothers who trained under the Gracies during the early days of martial arts. 

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Rigan Machado is the exact middle child of the family, being the third out of 5 boys to be born. Rigan Machado started training in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu at the age of 5 years old under Carlos Gracie Jr. alongside his brothers. 

From there on Rigan Machado went to become one of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu’s best competitors during its early years. Rigan also competed in other grappling arts like judo, sambo, and wrestling.

Rigan Machadoi started teaching the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu after he moved to the US alongside his brothers and some members of the Gracie family. 

Now 5 decades later Rigan Machado is an 8th degree coral belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and owns his own gym in Beverly Hills, California where he trains normal people, celebrities and fighters alike. Rigan Machado now also acts as the commissioner for the Jiu Jitsu World League.

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How Old is Rigan Machado?

Rigan Machado was born on July 2, 1966 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. This makes him 55 years old at the time of writing. 

Rigan Machado’s Family

Rigan Machado is the third out of the 5 Machado brothers, Roger, Carlos, Jean Jacques and John. Along with his brothers, Rigan Machado is also related to the Gracie family because of his mother’s sister's marriage to Carlos Graice. This makes Rigan Machado and his brothers first cousins with their first Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu coach Carlos Gracie Jr and connects them to the broader Gracie family. 

How Much is Rigan Machado Worth?

Rigan Machado’s estimated net worth in 2021 is around $8 million US dollars. 

How Tall is Rigan Machado?

Rigan Machado’s height is currently unknown. 

What is Rigan Machado’s Reach? 

Rigan Machado’s reach is currently unknown. 

How Much Does Rigan Machado Weigh?

Rigan Machado has competed in the Over 100 kilogram/ 221 pounds division for BJJ. He also competed in the 198 pound division of various Sambo competitions. 

What Is Rigan Machado’s Lineage? 

Carlos Gracie Sr. > Helio Gracie > Carlos Gracie Junior > Rigan Machado

Rigan Machado’s Fight List

Rigan Machado’s fight list is incomplete but what official records we have started in 

  1. Rigan Machado faced off against Cassio Cardoso but lost the match via points. 

In 1986, Rigan Machado faced off against the legendary Rickson Gracie at III Copa Company and lost due to exhaustion. Rigan Machado faced Rickson Gracie again in 1995. Rigan Machado lost again, this time via choke. 

Rigan Machado would go on to compete at the 1996 Pan Americans. He would go on to beat both Roberto Roleta and Eduardo Jamelao by points. 

After that Rigan Machado went on to compete at the 1999 ADCC tournament. In his first two matches, Rigan Machado would face Sanae Kikuta and Jerry Bolander and he would defeat both by points. 

However, Rigan Machado would go on to lose his next 2 matches against Jeff Monson and Ricardo Almeida. 

After that, Rigan Machado would go on to compete at ADCC 2000 and defeat Mario Esfiha and Pete Williams but he would lose his last match against Mark Kerr by points. 

Rigan Machado would go on to compete at ADCC 2001 but lost to Olav Einemo due to an injury. 

Rigan Machado would make a comeback  at ADCC 2003 where he would go on to beat Yuki Ozawa by points. Rigan Machadothen  faced off against Roger Gracie and unfortunately lost by points. 

Rigan Machado's Best Fight of All Time

Rigan Machado had a ton of great matches during his time in professional competition but his best is probably his match against the legendary Rickson Gracie. In the twos first match that they had together, which was at a show called III Copa Company in 1986, the pair faced off against each other in the absolute weight class. 

This match is widely regarded as the best match in the history of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. This match was very significant because along with Carlos Gracie Jr. Rickson Gracie also helped to teach all the Machado brothers, including Rigan Machado. To Rigan Machado, Rickson Gracie was his idol. 

Rigan Machado did not plan to win the match due to the immense respect he had for Rickson, however he did know that the people in attendance wanted to see both these men go all out with each other. So the pair decided to go all out for the match and the match was a war that ultimately ended not in a submission but after Rigan was so tired that he could not possibly continue to fight on. 

Who Did Rigan Machado Lose to?

Rigan Machado has lost to, in order, Cassio Cardoso, Rickson Gracie twice, Jeff Monson, Ricardo Almeida, Mark Kerr, Olav Einemo and Roger Gracie. 

What is Rigan Machado’s Record?

Rigan Machado’s officially listed record, which is incomplete, has him having a total of 15 matches in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu with 7 of those matches being wins and 8 of those being losses. 

While this is a seemingly unimpressive record keep in mind that it is incomplete and does not take into account the hundreds of matches Rigan Machado had before official record keeping began. 

What Titles Has Rigan Machado Held?

Rigan Machado won the Pan American Championships in both 1996 and 1997 in his weight class and the absolute division. 

He also won a bronze medal at ADCC 2000. 

Who Has Rigan Machado Trained? 

Due to the location of his gym, Rigan Machado has trained a ton of celebrities in the art of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Among these all-star names are Keanu Reeves, Aston Kutcher, Wiz Khalifa, Robert Pattenson and many more. 

Has Rigan Machado Had Any Serious Injuries?

Rigan Machado did suffer an injury that caused him to lose against Olav Einemo at ADCC 2001. 

Is Rigan Machado Retired?

Rigan Machado has retired from competition but he is still active as an instructor at his gym in Beverly Hills, California. 

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