Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Team History, Fighter Stats, Biographies and News

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One of the top European grapplers of his generation, the Dane Alexander Trans started his career at the Checkmat academy in Copenhagen (Arte Suave), making a name for himself in the lower ranks of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu by conquering every important title in the international calendar before receiving his black belt from Leo Vieira on November 2011, he has since cemented his status of top level BJJ competitor by medalling in most of the top IBJJF tournaments.

Alexander Trans Jiu Jitsu

Full Name: Alexander Riis Hillgsoe Trans

Nickname: n/a

Lineage: Mitsuyo Maeda > Carlos Gracie > Helio Gracie > Rolls Gracie > Romero Cavalcanti > Leonardo Vieira > Alexander Trans

Main Achievements:

  • European Champion (black: 2014 absolute, 2013, 2012; brown: 2011 weight & absolute; purple: 2010 weight & absolute)
  • World Champion (brown: 2011 weight & absolute; purple: 2010)
  • Pan American Champion (brown: 2011 weight & absolute, black: 2015)
  • Brazilian National Champion (black: 2012, brown: 2011)
  • World Pro Cup Trials Champion –Warsaw (2011 weight & absolute)
  • World Nogi Champion (brown: 2010)
  • Rio Open Champion (brown: 2010)

Favourite Position/Technique: Deep Half Guard

Weight Division: Pesadíssimo (over 221lbs)

Team/Academy: GF Team

Alexander Trans Biography

Alexander Trans was born in 1989 in Denmark, he started training martial arts through traditional Jiu Jitsu (the Japanese form of Jiu Jitsu) when he was 13 years old. He trained for two years before finding the Brazilian style of Jiu Jitsu which he picked up from then on. Alexander was not too serious about his training for the first few years, but as he joined the Arte Suave gym in Copenhagen (Checkmat Team’s headquarters in the region) in 2009 he really started focussing more on competition.

The Arte Suave gym is run by Shimon Mochizuki, a black belt who has helped raise the game of grapplers such as Ida Hansson & Shanti Abelha (two of the gym’s top competitors), under Mochizuki’ guidance, Alexander began training 3 times per day, often making trips to Brazil to train with the likes of Leo Vieira (Sao Paulo), “Bob Esponja” Medeiros (Joao Pessoa) and Rico Vieira (Rio de Janeiro). All this hard training paid off and Trans really started to make his mark at an international level, winning 9 fights at the 2011 World Championships in both his weight class and the absolute division without giving out one single point to his competitors. He won everything he set his mind to in the brown belt division that year with the exception of the ADCC which he lost due to points against the veteran Fabricio Werdum, earning his black belt shortly after from the hands of the legendary Leo Vieira.

After many years training and competing for the Checkmat team,  on the second semester of 2015, Alexander Trans announced his switch to GF Team, an academy well known for developing great heavyweight competitors.

Alexander Trans Grappling Record

52 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    26 (50%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    6 (12%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    19 (37%)
  • BY DECISION
    1 (2%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

19 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Kneebar
26
5
#86e620
Armbar
21
4
#5AD3D1
Toe Hold
16
3
#d1212a
Choke from back
16
3
#fad11b
Submission
11
2
#f58822
Choke
5
1
#224aba
Footlock
5
1
19
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
19 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    12 (63%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    3 (16%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    2 (11%)
  • BY DECISION
    2 (11%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

2 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
Choke
50
1
#86e620
Choke from back
50
1
2
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Alexander Trans Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
3155Fabricio WerdumFabricio WerdumLPts: 2x0ADCCO99KGR12011
3560Marcus AlmeidaMarcus AlmeidaLPts: 2x0Pan AmericanO100KGF2012
4035Leonardo LeiteLeonardo LeiteLPts: 2x0World Champ.O100KGSF2012
4294Leo NogueiraLeo NogueiraLPts: 4x0European OpenABSSF2013
4375Gustavo CamposGustavo CamposLPointsPan AmericanABSR22013
4662Marcus AlmeidaMarcus AlmeidaLReferee DecisionWorld Champ.O100KGSF2013
5119Leandro LoLeandro LoLPointsPan AmericanABSSF2014
5221Andre GalvaoAndre GalvaoLAdvPan AmericanO100KGF2014
5402Otavio SousaOtavio SousaLPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Pro.ABSR12014
5464Marcus AlmeidaMarcus AlmeidaLPts: 2x0World Pro.O100KGF2014
5503Rodolfo VieiraRodolfo VieiraLChokeWorld Champ.ABS1/4F2014
5640Marcus AlmeidaMarcus AlmeidaLChoke from backWorld Champ.O100KGF2014
6478Bernardo FariaBernardo FariaLPts: 2x0Pan AmericanABSSF2015
6851Marcus AlmeidaMarcus AlmeidaLPts: 2x0World ProO95KGF2015
6892Marcus AlmeidaMarcus AlmeidaLPts: 0x0, AdvWorld ProABSF2015
9119Felipe PenaFelipe PenaLPts: 2x0World ProABSSF2016
9614Joao RochaJoao RochaLReferee DecisionWorld Champ.O100KG1/4F2016
9647Felipe PenaFelipe PenaLPts: 2x0World Champ.ABS1/8F2016
10255Leandro LoLeandro LoLPts: 2x0Copa Podio105KGF2016
3416Andre CamposWPts: 0x0, AdvEuropean OpenO100KGSF2012
3417T. GaiaWChokeEuropean OpenO100KGF2012
3555Michael SchussWSubmissionPan AmericanO100KG1/4F2012
3559R. EvangelistaR. EvangelistaWToe HoldPan AmericanO100KGSF2012
3745Antonio PeinadoAntonio PeinadoWPointsBrasileiroO100KGSF2012
3746T. GaiaWPointsBrasileiroO100KGF2012
4033Rodrigo CompridoRodrigo CompridoWPts: 2x2, AdvWorld Champ.O100KG1/4F2012
4292Lucio RodriguesLucio RodriguesWPointsEuropean OpenABS1/4F2013
4316Vedran IkicWChoke from backEuropean OpenO100KG1/4F2013
4318Leo NogueiraLeo NogueiraWPts: 5x2European OpenO100KGSF2013
4319Rodrigo CavacaRodrigo CavacaWPts: 3x0European OpenO100KGF2013
4659Roberto RobertoWReferee DecisionWorld Champ.O100KG1/4F2013
5074Thomas JohanssenWFootlockEuropeanABS1/4F2014
5077Fabiano LeiteWAdvEuropeanABSSF2014
5078Yuri SimoesYuri SimoesWArmbarEuropeanABSF2014
5107UnknownWSubmissionPan AmericanABSR32014
5116Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusWPts: 3x2Pan AmericanABS1/4F2014
5217Rafael GoulartWChoke from backPan AmericanO100KG1/4F2014
5219Leo D'AvilaWChoke from backPan AmericanO100KGSF2014
5463Rodrigo CavacaRodrigo CavacaWPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Pro.O100KGSF2014
5488William LimaWKneebarWorld Champ.ABSR22014
5498Murilo SantanaMurilo SantanaWPts: 6x2World Champ.ABSRD 42014
5638Abraham MarteAbraham MarteWPts: 2x0World Champ.O100KG1/4F2014
6458Morrys AyalaWN/APan AmericanABSR22015
6470Erberth SantosErberth SantosWPts: 6x4Pan AmericanABSR32015
6477Otavio SousaOtavio SousaWPointsPan AmericanABS1/4F2015
6599Kitner MouraWArmbarPan AmericanO100KG1/4F2015
6601Luis PanzaWPts: 6x2Pan AmericanO100KGSF2015
6602James PuopoloJames PuopoloWKneebarPan AmericanO100KGF2015
6841Pablo AnastacioWArmbarWorld ProO95KGR12015
6847Rodrigo CavacaRodrigo CavacaWPts: 2x0World ProO95KG1/4F2015
6850Igor SilvaIgor SilvaWToe holdWorld ProO95KGSF2015
6875UnknownWKneebarWorld ProABSR12015
6884UnknownWArmbarWorld ProABSR32015
6888Jackson SousaJackson SousaWToe holdWorld ProABS1/4F2015
6889Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusWPts: 2x0World ProABSSF2015
7062Gustavo EliasGustavo EliasWPointsWorld Champ.ABSR12015
7073Murilo SantanaMurilo SantanaWPts: 2x0World Champ.ABS1/8F2015
7082Abraham MarteAbraham MarteWKneebarWorld Champ.ABSSF2015
7197T. GaiaWKneebarWorld Champ.O100KG1/8F2015
7201Rodrigo CavacaRodrigo CavacaWPts: 4x2World Champ.O100KG1/4F2015
9095Roberto AbreuRoberto AbreuWPts: 0x0, AdvWorld ProABSR22016
9108Andre CamposWPts: 2x0World ProABS1/8F2016
9115Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusWPts: 0x0, AdvWorld ProABS1/4F2016
9217Antonio JuniorWPts: 6x0World ProO94KGR12016
9628Mahamed AlyMahamed AlyWPts: 4x0World Champ.ABSR22016
9723Braulio EstimaBraulio EstimaWPts: 6x0Copa PodioABSSPF2016
10240Nelton PontesNelton PontesWPts: 6x0Copa Podio105KGRR2016
10244Rodrigo CavacaRodrigo CavacaWPts: 2x0Copa Podio105KGRR2016
10248Gabriel LucasGabriel LucasWPts: 9x0Copa Podio105KGRR2016
10251Diego BorgesDiego BorgesWPts: 6x0Copa Podio105KGRR2016
10253F. TrovoWPts: 2x0Copa Podio105KGSF2016

Alexander Trans vs Yuri Simoes

Alexander Trans vs Keenan Cornelius

 

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