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Alan do Nascimento, or  “Finfou” as he is known in the Jiu Jitsu world, is an European Open Jiu Jitsu champion from the notorious Checkmat academy. Alan Finfou started his Jiu Jitsu career with Fernando “Terere”, but as Terere moved away from Rio de Janeiro, his tuition was handed to Ricardo Vieira with whom he earned his black belt. Alan Finfou is also part of a group of successful competitors to have been developed from the social project in the Cantagalo (Rio de Janeiro slum), a project run by Ricardo Vieira, Finfou has for the last few years, adopted Sweden as his second home where he teaches BJJ.

Alan Finfou Jiu Jitsu

Full Name: Alan Douglas Pereira do Nascimento

Nickname: Finfou is the name of a game played by the Children in the “Favela do Cantagalo” (Famous Rio de Janeiro Slums) were Alan usued to live. When Alan first started training Jiu Jitsu, he would often play that game, so his teacher at the time (the legendary Fernando Tereré) gave him the nickname Finfou

Lineage: Mitsuyo Maeda > Carlos Gracie > Helio Gracie > Rolls Gracie > Romero Cavalcanti > Ricardo Vieira > Alan Finfou

Main Achievements in BJJ:

  • IBJJF World Champion (2006 brown, 2005 purple)
  • IBJJF World No-Gi Champion (2016 black Master 1 weight & absolute)
  • CBJJO World Cup Champion (2005 blue)
  • CBJJE World Cup Champion (2008)
  • IBJJF European Champion (2009, 2008, 2007 )
  • CBJJ Brazilian National Champion (2007, 2008, 2009)
  • CBJJO Brazilian Cup Champion (2006/2005/2004 in the purple and brown belts weight & Absolute)
  • IBJJF European Silver Medallist (2012)
  • IBJJF Bronze Mundial Medallist (2009, 2014)

Favourite Technique: Triangle

Weight Division: Medio (82Kg – 180Lbs) and Meio Pesado (up to 88Kg – 194Lbs)

Association/Team: Checkmat – Vieira Bros Team Cantagalo.

Alan “Finfou” do Nascimento Biography

Alain “Finfou” do Nascimento was born on the 12th of March 1982 in Rio de Janeiro and raised by his mother in the “Jardim Catarina” one of the most dangerous slums of the city of Niteroi. Because of the dangerous life in this slum, his mother sent Alan to the “Favela do Cantagalo” a Rio de Janeiro slum so Alan could live with his grandmother. Life was hard in the “Favela” and Alan had to work and study at the same time to survive.

One day as he was playing flippers at a nearby store when a local BJJ instructor asked him if he wanted to go and train at his academy. Finfou accepted (even though he didn’t really know much about Jiu Jitsu). That local that invited him was none other than Brazilian Jiu Jitsu legend Fernando Augusto “Terere” who had a social project in the slum to take kids off street crime through BJJ. Even though Alan was still in his early teens (he was 13 years old at the time), he immediately identified BJJ as a possible route to escape his hard life and started training as much as he could during the day while studying at night.

In his first competition when he was a yellow belt, all his friends-team mates won and Finfou didn’t. That upset him, a feeling that fed his hunger to compete and push himself even further and served as a base to his competitive spirit today. Finfou stayed training under Fernando Tereré until 2003. He achieved his purple belt with one legend and shortly after began training with another legend, Ricardo Vieira, in Copacabana.

Even though Finfou was being extremely successful in competitions, there was little to no money being made through Jiu Jitsu and often he had to abandon training to work, but he could always count on his coach Ricardo Vieira to bring him back to the mats and convince him his future belonged in BJJ. He was awarded his Black Belt by Ricardinho Vieira in 2007.

In 2005 he was contacted to start teaching in Sweden, he accepted the challenge and shortly after moved to there to help develop the “gentle art” in the North European country. He now travels often giving seminars throughout the World and going to train in Brazil and still teaching in Sweden.

Alan Finfou Grappling Record

49 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    31 (63%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    4 (8%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    9 (18%)
  • BY DECISION
    2 (4%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    3 (6%)

9 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Triangle
22
2
#86e620
Choke from back
22
2
#5AD3D1
Armbar
22
2
#d1212a
Bow and arrow
11
1
#fad11b
Choke
11
1
#f58822
Submission
11
1
9
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
16 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    5 (31%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    2 (13%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    7 (44%)
  • BY DECISION
    2 (13%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

7 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
Armbar
29
2
#86e620
Triangle
14
1
#5AD3D1
Choke from back
14
1
#d1212a
Lapel choke
14
1
#fad11b
Choke
14
1
#f58822
Submission
14
1
7
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Alan Finfou Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
1908Bill CooperBill CooperLLapel chokeWorld Champ.82KGR22008
2307Sergio MoraesSergio MoraesLChokeWorld Champ.82KGSF2009
2843Claudio CalasansClaudio CalasansLAdvWorld Pro.83KGSF2011
2970Gustavo CamposGustavo CamposLSubmissionWorld Champ.82KGRDS2011
3403Victor EstimaVictor EstimaLTriangleEuropean Open82KGF2012
3944Claudio CalasansClaudio CalasansLPts: 4x2World Champ.82KG1/4F2012
4703Leandro LoLeandro LoLPts: 2x0Mundial CBJJE82KGSF2013
4718R. EvangelistaR. EvangelistaLReferee DecisionRome OpenABSF2013
4724Caio TerraCaio TerraLN/AEuropean NoGiABSF2013
4740Leandro LoLeandro LoLArmbarRio Open82KGF2013
5576Otavio SousaOtavio SousaLArmbarWorld Champ.82KGSF2014
6780Tarsis HumphreysTarsis HumphreysLPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Pro85KGR22015
8487Yago SouzaYago SouzaLPts: 2x0European Open82KGF2016
8533Felipe PenaFelipe PenaLChoke from backEuropean OpenABS1/4F2016
9487Yago SouzaYago SouzaLN/AWorld Champ.82KG1/8F2016
9804Gabriel ArgesGabriel ArgesLReferee DecisionBerkut 3ABSSPF2016
1824Victor EstimaVictor EstimaWPts: 2x0European Open82KGSF2008
1825Otavio SousaOtavio SousaWAdvEuropean Open82KGF2008
1867Otavio SousaOtavio SousaWPts: 2x0Brasileiro82KGF2008
2008Eduardo RiosWPointsStenungsund Open88KGF2008
2068Otavio SousaOtavio SousaWPointsEuropean88KGF2009
2305Pedro BessaWPts: 6x2World Champ.82KG1/4F2009
2960Bruno AugustoWSubmissionWorld Champ.82KGRDS2011
3401Gabriel GoulartGabriel GoulartWN/AEuropean Open82KGSF2012
3929Marcus BelloMarcus BelloWChoke from backWorld Champ.82KGR22012
3938Bruno AlvesBruno AlvesWDQWorld Champ.82KG1/8F2012
4168Renato MoraisWArmbarSweden OpenNANA2012
4241UnknownWBow and arrowUK Pro Trials75KG1/4F2013
4242Lucio SergioWReferee DecisionUK Pro Trials75KGF2013
4289Jake MackenzieJake MackenzieWChokeEuropean Open82KG1/4F2013
4715Max CarvalhoWPointsRome Open88KGF2013
4716Oliver GeddesOliver GeddesWPointsRome OpenABSSF2013
4720Andre MonteiroAndre MonteiroWPointsEuropean NoGiABS1/4F2013
4723AJ AgazarmAJ AgazarmWReferee DecisionEuropean NoGiABSSF2013
4739Adriano SilvaAdriano SilvaWPointsRio Open82KGSF2013
4978Julien CazierWN/ALondon Open82KGSF2013
4979Max CarvalhoWPointsLondon Open82KGF2013
4980Alan OliveiraWDQLondon OpenABSSF2013
4981Max CarvalhoWPointsLondon OpenABSF2013
4985Tero PyylampiWPts: 5x2Finnish Open82KGF2013
5574Jaime CanutoJaime CanutoWPts: 6x4World Champ.82KG1/4F2014
6419Jack MageeWN/AUK Pro Trials85KG1/4F2015
6420UnknownWPointsUK Pro Trials85KGSF2015
6421Viking WongWPointsUK Pro Trials85KGF2015
6706Edcarlos de LimaWN/ARome Open88KG1/4F2015
6709Alberto OrtizWN/ARome Open88KGSF2015
6710Darragh OConaillDarragh OConaillWPointsRome Open88KGF2015
6713Nelton PontesWPts: 2x0Rome OpenABSSF2015
6776Pedro GuaraciWPointsWorld Pro85KGR12015
8481Jordi LloverasWArmbarEuropean Open82KG1/4F2016
8485Charles NegromonteWPts: 0x0, AdvEuropean Open82KGSF2016
8518Max CarvalhoWPts: 0x0, AdvEuropean OpenABSR12016
8529Diogo SampaioDiogo SampaioWPts: 2x0European OpenABSR22016
8577Luca AnacoretaLuca AnacoretaWPts: 2x2, AdvPNBJJC88KGGP2016
8579Gregorio ThomazWTrianglePNBJJC88KGGP2016
8581Gabriel ArgesGabriel ArgesWDQPNBJJC88KGGP2016
8599Arya EsfandmazWPointsUK National Pro94KGF2016
8600Arya EsfandmazWPointsUK National ProABSF2016
8719Bruno AmorimBruno AmorimWPts: 6x0London Grand Slam77KGSF2016
8722Pedro FernandesWChoke from backLondon Grand Slam77KGF2016
9473Luca AnacoretaLuca AnacoretaWPts: 4x2World Champ.82KGR22016
9600Reid RealeWN/ABritish National94KGSF2016
10334Michael GlynnWTriangleNoGi Worlds83KG1/4F2016
10336Filipe BrobrickWPts: 4x0NoGi Worlds83KGSF2016
10337Richie MartinezRichie MartinezWPts: 10x0NoGi Worlds83KGF2016

(banner picture taken by: William Burkhardt of BJJ Pix)

Alan Finfou Sparring

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