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Antonio Braga Neto is a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu black belt world champion who learned his trade from one of the top coaches in the world, the illustrious Roberto Correa (also known as Gordo). Antonio Braga Neto became a BJJ celebtity after his two wins at the world championships in 2008 and 2011, Braga Neto has also made a successful run as a mixed martial arts fighter (MMA fighter).

Antonio Braga Neto Jiu Jitsu

Full Name: Antonio Braga Neto

Lineage: Mitsuyo Maeda > Carlos Gracie Sr. > Carlos Gracie Junior > Roberto Correa > Antonio Braga Neto

Nickname: N/A

Main Achievements:

  • 3x World Nogi Champion (2009, 2008 weight & absolute);
  • 2x World Champion (2008, 2011);
  • 3x Pan American Champion (weight and open weight 2009, 2010);
  • Brazilian National Champion (2008);
  • World Nogi Silver Medallist (2009 open weight);
  • Pan American Silver Medallist (2010 open weight, 2011);
  • World Bronze Medallist (2010)

Weight Division (BJJ): Super-Pesado Under 100Kg/221Lbs

Team/Association: Gordo Evolve & Ralph Gracie

Antonio Braga Neto Biography

Antônio Braga Neto was born on the 29th of October 1987 in the city of Águia Branca from the state of Espirito Santo, Brazil, though he moved to Manaus in the Amazon jungle when he was still a toddler. Braga Neto’s Brazilian Jiu Jitsu training started very early in his life with Professor Fábio Aníbal when he was just 4 years old in the Amazonian city. He came to Rio de Janeiro to improve his BJJ when he was around 17 years old, joining the famed “Gordo” academy from Gracie Barra. The sacrifice paid off received as he received his black belt when he was 18 years old from the hands of BJJ legendary Roberto Correa.

Coming from a humble background, Braga Neto had to rely on his sponsors in order to stay in the game, as a consequence, he always had to keep as busy as possible fighting in Jiu Jitsu, No-Gi and MMA whenever the opportunity arises, even when he doesn’t feel at the peak of his abilities. This has caused him a few unusual losses on his resume, but takes nothing away from his warrior spirit.

On September 2009 a strange incident occurred in one of Braga Neto’s fights, as he fought Rodney Glunder at the “Art of War” event in China. Antonio shot for a takedown falling together with his opponent outside the ring area and on top of some electric equipment, as a result the fight had to be stopped as Rodney Glunder had to be carried by an ambulance to a hospital due to injuries from the fall. The fight was ruled a no contest.

Braga Neto Grappling Record

50 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    27 (54%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    5 (10%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    16 (32%)
  • BY DECISION
    1 (2%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    1 (2%)

16 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Choke from back
25
4
#86e620
Choke
19
3
#5AD3D1
Kimura
13
2
#d1212a
Omoplata
13
2
#fad11b
Calf slicer
6
1
#f58822
Wristlock
6
1
#224aba
Cross ck. f/ mount
6
1
#ff9124
Toe Hold
6
1
#bf1f6c
Triangle
6
1
16
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
17 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    7 (41%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    1 (6%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    9 (53%)
  • BY DECISION
    0 (0%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

9 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
Footlock
22
2
#86e620
Triangle
11
1
#5AD3D1
Toe hold
11
1
#d1212a
Bow and arrow
11
1
#fad11b
Botinha
11
1
#f58822
Guillotine
11
1
#224aba
Ezekiel
11
1
#ff9124
Choke from back
11
1
9
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Braga Neto Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
1522Bruno BastosBruno BastosLPts: 2x1Copa Cyclone99KGSPF2006
1573Rafael LovatoRafael LovatoLPts: 4x2Brasileiro100KGSF2007
1632Cristiano TideLGuillotineADCC Trials99KGF2007
1743Robert DrysdaleRobert DrysdaleLPts: 4x0World Champ.100KGSF2007
1861Alexandre SouzaAlexandre SouzaLPts: 0x0, AdvBrasileiroABSF2008
1957Alexandre RibeiroAlexandre RibeiroLEzekielWorld Champ.ABS1/4F2008
2401Roberto AlencarRoberto AlencarLPointsNoGi WorldsABSF2009
2484Rodolfo VieiraRodolfo VieiraLChoke from backWPC RJ Trials92KGSF2010
2550Bernardo FariaBernardo FariaLPts: 2x0Pan AmericanABSF2010
2692Roberto AbreuRoberto AbreuLTriangleWorld Champ.O100KGSF2010
2849Marcus AlmeidaMarcus AlmeidaLToe holdWorld Pro.O92KG1/4F2011
2911Marcus AlmeidaMarcus AlmeidaLBow and arrowWorld Champ.ABS1/4F2011
3090Andre GalvaoAndre GalvaoLPts: 2x0Ultimate Abs.ABS1/4F2011
3172Joao AssisJoao AssisLFootlockADCC99KG1/4F2011
3207Sergio MoraesSergio MoraesLFootlockADCCABSR12011
3715Marcus AlmeidaMarcus AlmeidaLBotinhaWorld Pro.O99KGF2012
4268Leo NogueiraLeo NogueiraLPts: 7x0Copa Podio100KGSF2013
1497UnknownWChokeTeam NationalsO88KG1/4F2006
1500Igor SilvaIgor SilvaWChokeTeam NationalsO88KGF2006
1630UnknownWKimuraADCC Trials99KG1/4F2007
1631UnknownWPointsADCC Trials99KGSF2007
1752Rafael LovatoRafael LovatoWPts: 2x2, AdvWorld Champ.ABSR12007
1858Otavio SousaOtavio SousaWAdvBrasileiroABS1/4F2008
1860Augusto FerrariAugusto FerrariWChokeBrasileiroABSSF2008
1870T. GaiaWOmoplataBrasileiro100KGF2008
1936Marcel FortunaMarcel FortunaWKimuraWorld Champ.100KGSF2008
1938Rafael LovatoRafael LovatoWPts: 5x0World Champ.100KGF2008
1995Adriano ComoleseWPointsNoGi Worlds100KGSF2008
1997Roberto AbreuRoberto AbreuWPts: 6x0NoGi Worlds100KGF2008
2002Gabriel VellaGabriel VellaWPts: 2x2, AdvNoGi WorldsABSF2008
2143Roberto AbreuRoberto AbreuWChoke from backPan American100KGF2009
2155M. VinhasWCalf slicerPan AmericanABS1/8F2009
2160Romulo BarralRomulo BarralWN/APan AmericanABSSF2009
2161Otavio SousaOtavio SousaWPts: 3x0Pan AmericanABSF2009
2395Antonio PeinadoAntonio PeinadoWN/ANoGi Worlds100KGSF2009
2396Rafael LovatoRafael LovatoWPts: 0x0, AdvNoGi Worlds100KGF2009
2415Marcel FortunaMarcel FortunaWPointsCalifornia OpenABSSF2010
2416Diego HerzogWN/ACalifornia OpenABSF2010
2529Guybson SaWWristlockPan American100KG1/4F2010
2531Roberto AlencarRoberto AlencarWChoke from backPan American100KGSF2010
2535Bruno BastosBruno BastosWPointsPan AmericanABSR12010
2541Matt JuberaWChoke from backPan AmericanABSR22010
2544Daniel AzevedoDaniel AzevedoWPointsPan AmericanABS1/4F2010
2549Antonio PeinadoAntonio PeinadoWPointsPan AmericanABSSF2010
2687Stephen HallWCross ck. f/ mountWorld Champ.O100KGR12010
2689Marcio CorlettaWDQWorld Champ.O100KG1/4F2010
2781UnknownWAdvWorld Pro Trials92KG1/4F2011
2782Rigoney CastroWOmoplataWorld Pro Trials92KGSF2011
2784Alexandro CeconiWPts: 11x0World Pro Trials92KGF2011
2822Big MacWPointsPan AmericanO100KGSF2011
2823Antonio PeinadoAntonio PeinadoWPts: 2x0Pan AmericanO100KGF2011
2907Roberto AlencarRoberto AlencarWReferee DecisionWorld Champ.ABSR22011
3015Luiz RibeiroLuiz RibeiroWN/AWorld Champ.O100KGRDS2011
3051Mick WilsonWToe HoldWorld Champ.O100KG1/4F2011
3066Roberto AbreuRoberto AbreuWPts: 9x0World Champ.O100KGSF2011
3075Rodrigo CavacaRodrigo CavacaWPts: 7x0World Champ.O100KGF2011
3097UnknownWN/AWJJPC TrialsABSSF2011
3098Andre GalvaoAndre GalvaoWPts: 7x0WJJPC TrialsABSF2011
3145Igor PraporschchikovWTriangleADCC99KGR12011
3712Peter RobertsWChoke from backWorld Pro.O99KG1/4F2012
3714R. EvangelistaR. EvangelistaWPts: 5x2World Pro.O99KGSF2012
4249Bruno BastosBruno BastosWPts: 11x0Copa Podio100KGGP2013
4251Lucio RodriguesLucio RodriguesWPts: 3x0Copa Podio100KGGP2013
4254Alexandre SouzaAlexandre SouzaWPts: 2x2Copa Podio100KGGP2013
4256Joao RochaJoao RochaWPts: 2x0Copa Podio100KGGP2013
4487Joao RochaJoao RochaWPointsWorld Pro100KGSF2013
4488Jose JuniorJose JuniorWPts: 2x0World Pro100KGF2013

Braga Neto vs Andre Galvao World Pro Cup 2011

Braga Neto vs Marcelo Donald World Cup 2007

Braga Neto vs Francisco Santoro

Braga Neto vs “Chocolate”

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