Born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Son of Rolls Gracie and brother to Rolles Gracie and Gregor Gracie. He currently resides in New York City where he teaches at the Renzo Gracie Academy. Igor Gracie runs his own Jiu-Jitsu Academy in New Rochelle.

A 4th degree Black Belt under Renzo Gracie. He is a 2x Brazilian jiu-jitsu National Champion. A No Gi Pan American Champion. Captured double gold at the European No-Gi Champion in the masters black belt and medium weight division.

He is also a Bellator and Strikeforce veteran with an MMA record of 5 wins - 3 losses.