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Bernardo Faria is a World Jiu Jitsu champion from the Alliance Jiu Jitsu academy who holds an extensive competitive resume with titles at the world’ top tournaments such as the European Open, Pan American and Brazilian Champion. Bernardo Faria is a black belt under Ricardo Marques who moved to the Alliance team in 2009.

Bernardo Faria Jiu Jitsu

Full Name: Bernardo Rocha de Faria

Nickname: Bernardo is often called “Bê”, short for Bernardo.

Lineage: Mitsuyo Maeda > Carlos Gracie > Carlson Gracie > Sergio Souza > Ricardo Marques > Bernardo Faria

Main Achievements/Record (Black Belt):

  • IBJJF Pro League Champion (2014)
  • BJJ Pro Cup Champion (2011 absolute)
  • World Champion (2010, 2013, 2015 weight & absolute)
  • Pan American Champion (2016 absolute, 2015/2010 weight & absolute)
  • Brazilian National Champion (2010 – absolute)
  • European Champion (2010, 2011, 2012)
  • World Silver Medalist (2011 weight & absolute)
  • European Silver Medalist (2012 absolute)
  • World Bronze Medallist (2009)
  • European Bronze Medallist (2010 & 2011 absolute)

Favorite Position/Technique: Wheel Sweep, Half Guard

Weight Division: Super-Heavyweight (100kg – 221lbs) or Heavyweight (94kg – 201lbs)

Association/Team: Alliance Jiu Jitsu (former BTT-Juiz de Fora/Academia Vida e Saúde)

DVD Releases: The Faria Guard / The Z Guard

Bernardo Faria Biography

Bernardo Faria was born on the 26th of January, 1987 in Juiz de Fora, a small town on the State of Minas Gerais, Brazil. He started training Jiu Jitsu in 2001 when he was 14 years old because one of his best friends (Pedro Cid) invited him to train at his gym. That gym was run by Ricardo Marques, a Carlson Gracie black belt who was then teaching under the Brazilian Top Team Banner.

Bernardo’ first major competition try out was the World Cup (CBJJO) as a Junior in 2003, which he lost due to lack of experience. Faria came back strong the next year (still as a Junior) and got the Silver Medal in his weight class and Bronze in the open weight division. He reached his blue belt that same year and there he stayed until 2005 getting 2 Silver Medals at the Mundial (World Championships) and one Bronze in the meantime. Bernardo Faria earned his Purple Belt in 2006, becoming Brazilian National Cup Champion and a World Champion in the Absolute Division that same year (among many other important trophies) and so it didn’t come as a surprise when he was awarded his brown belt in 2007.

Although he wanted to try his luck at the Brazilian Nationals again in 2007, an appendicitis operation took him off the mats for a while and he was unable to compete, he did manage to compete in the World Championship reaching second place in his division. The next year a meniscus problem took him out of the World Championship. In 2009 after Bernardo received the Black Belt, he took a big step in his career. Understanding that he wanted to follow Jiu Jitsu as a career, he moved to Sao Paulo to join a bigger more structured team, the decision was taken his master Ricardo Marques’ consent and full support. He decided to join Alliance as he felt great admiration for Fabio Gurgel, “The General” of the team’ Sao Paulo Head Quarters.

Bernardo Faria Grappling Record

92 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    43 (47%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    0 (0%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    49 (53%)
  • BY DECISION
    0 (0%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

49 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Armbar
22
11
#86e620
Kneebar
12
6
#5AD3D1
Triangle
10
5
#d1212a
Omoplata
8
4
#fad11b
Submission
8
4
#f58822
Choke from back
8
4
#224aba
Choke
4
2
#ff9124
Triangle armbar
4
2
#bf1f6c
Dogbar
4
2
#22c9a5
Leglock
2
1
#fad223
Katagatame
2
1
#03861f
Baseball choke
2
1
#039a1f
RNC
2
1
#03b41f
Lapel choke
2
1
#03c61f
Bow and arrow
2
1
#03d61f
Arm in ezekiel
2
1
#03f61f
Cross choke f/ mount
2
1
#82ff5f
Dogbar/Kneebar
2
1
49
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
24 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    12 (50%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    2 (8%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    10 (42%)
  • BY DECISION
    0 (0%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

10 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
Armbar
40
4
#86e620
Cross ck. f/ mount
10
1
#5AD3D1
Choke from back
10
1
#d1212a
Wristlock
10
1
#fad11b
Ezekiel
10
1
#f58822
Triangle
10
1
#224aba
Triangle-armbar
10
1
10
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Bernardo Faria Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
2327Roger GracieRoger GracieLEzekielWorld Champ.100KGSF2009
2463Rodrigo CavacaRodrigo CavacaLPointsEuropeanABSSF2010
2526Rafael LovatoRafael LovatoLPts: 7x0Pan American94KGF2010
2704Romulo BarralRomulo BarralLTriangleWorld Champ.ABS1/4F2010
2766Claudio CalasansClaudio CalasansLPts: 4x4, AdvEuropeanABSSF2011
2819Rodolfo VieiraRodolfo VieiraLPts: 8x0Pan American94KGF2011
2824Rodolfo VieiraRodolfo VieiraLPts: 0x0, AdvPan AmericanABSF2011
2845Antonio CarlosAntonio CarlosLTriangle-armbarWorld Pro.92KG1/4F2011
2917Rodolfo VieiraRodolfo VieiraLPts: 9x0World Champ.ABSF2011
3073Rodolfo VieiraRodolfo VieiraLPts: 3x0World Champ.94KGF2011
3418Rodolfo VieiraRodolfo VieiraLPts: 7x0European OpenABSF2012
3451Antonio CarlosAntonio CarlosLPts: 4x2Pan AmericanABSSF2012
3707Alexandre RibeiroAlexandre RibeiroLPts: 2x0World Pro.99KGF2012
3717Rodolfo VieiraRodolfo VieiraLCross ck. f/ mountWorld Pro.ABSSF2012
3793Marcus AlmeidaMarcus AlmeidaLChoke from backWorld Champ.ABSSF2012
4140Joao AssisJoao AssisLPts: 3x0NoGi Worlds100KGSF2012
4161Alexandre RibeiroAlexandre RibeiroLPts: 3x0NoGi WorldsABSSF2012
4360Marcus AlmeidaMarcus AlmeidaLPts: 9x2Pan AmericanABSSF2013
4576Marcus AlmeidaMarcus AlmeidaLPts: 7x4World Champ.ABSSF2013
5189Luiz PanzaLuiz PanzaLArmbarPan American100KGF2014
5480Rodolfo VieiraRodolfo VieiraLWristlockWorld Champ.ABSSF2014
5607Rodolfo VieiraRodolfo VieiraLArmbarWorld Champ.100KGF2014
5756Yuri SimoesYuri SimoesLArmbarNo Gi WorldsABSSF2014
9582Erberth SantosErberth SantosLArmbarWorld Champ.ABSSF2016
2165Mauro CelsoWPts: 4x0Brasileiro NoGi94KGF2009
2323Rodrigo CompridoRodrigo CompridoWPts: 5x2World Champ.100KGR12009
2522Felipe FogolinWArmbarPan American94KG1/4F2010
2542Abmar BarbosaAbmar BarbosaWPointsPan AmericanABSR22010
2545Gabriel VellaGabriel VellaWPts: 2x0Pan AmericanABS1/4F2010
2548Rodrigo CavacaRodrigo CavacaWPointsPan AmericanABSSF2010
2550Braga NetoBraga NetoWPts: 2x0Pan AmericanABSF2010
2618Rafael LovatoRafael LovatoWPts: 3x0BrasileiroABSF2010
2670Adriano MacielWCross choke f/ mountWorld Champ.94KGR12010
2672Alexandro CeconiWPointsWorld Champ.94KG1/4F2010
2675Rafael LovatoRafael LovatoWPointsWorld Champ.94KGSF2010
2677Alexandre RibeiroAlexandre RibeiroWPts: 2x0World Champ.94KGF2010
2762Leonardo DavilaLeonardo DavilaWArmbarEuropeanABSR12011
2763Bruno MatiasBruno MatiasWPointsEuropeanABS1/4F2011
2773Fabiano AlvesWTriangleEuropean94KG1/4F2011
2774Helvecio PennaHelvecio PennaWN/AEuropean94KGSF2011
2785Thiago SouzaWOmoplataWorld Pro TrialsO92KGSF2011
2787Igor SilvaIgor SilvaWPts: 7x2World Pro TrialsO92KGF2011
2818Roberto AlencarRoberto AlencarWArmbarPan American94KGSF2011
2905UnknownWOmoplataWorld Champ.ABSR22011
2910UnknownWChokeWorld Champ.ABSR32011
2914Rafael LovatoRafael LovatoWPts: 2x0World Champ.ABS1/4F2011
2916Alexandre CeconiAlexandre CeconiWPts: 4x0World Champ.ABSSF2011
2999Luciando QueirozWN/AWorld Champ.94KGRDS2011
3041Luke StewartWTriangleWorld Champ.94KG1/4F2011
3409Lucio LagartoWPts: 4x0European Open100KGF2012
3415Roberto AlencarRoberto AlencarWOmoplataEuropean OpenABS1/4F2012
3417Rafael LovatoRafael LovatoWPts: 4x2European OpenABSSF2012
3422George MurphyWArmbarPan AmericanABSR12012
3443Diogo SilvaWLeglockPan AmericanABSR22012
3448James PuopoloJames PuopoloWArmbarPan AmericanABS1/4F2012
3542Vitor SchlosserWPointsPan American100KG1/4F2012
3546Joao AssisJoao AssisWPts: 3x2Pan AmericanO100KGSF2012
3548Antonio CarlosAntonio CarlosWPts: 10x5Pan AmericanO100KGF2012
3702Christopher BoweWN/AWorld Pro.99KG1/4F2012
3705Alexandre SouzaAlexandre SouzaWPts: 2x0World Pro.99KGSF2012
3772Oliver GeddesOliver GeddesWPointsWorld Champ.ABSR22012
3783Marcos de SouzaWN/AWorld Champ.ABSR22012
3791Roberto AbreuRoberto AbreuWArmbarWorld Champ.ABS1/4F2012
3998Rodrigo RanieriRodrigo RanieriWSubmissionWorld Champ.100KGR22012
4004Andre SimoesWKatagatameWorld Champ.100KG1/4F2012
4007Andre CamposWBaseball chokeWorld Champ.100KGSF2012
4136James PuopoloJames PuopoloWPointsNoGi Worlds100KG1/4F2012
4160Tarcisio JardimTarcisio JardimWRNCNoGi WorldsABS1/4F2012
4178Max CarvalhoWPointsEuropean NoGiABSSF2012
4274Renato CardosoRenato CardosoWOmoplataEuropean OpenABS1/4F2013
4279Claudio CalasansClaudio CalasansWPts: 4x0European OpenABSSF2013
4293Lucio RodriguesLucio RodriguesWPts: 4x0European Open100KGF2013
4341UnknownWSubmissionPan AmericanABSR12013
4353Brent PrimusWArmbarPan AmericanABSR22013
4358DJ JacksonDJ JacksonWPts: 12x0Pan AmericanABS1/4F2013
4553Israel ReyesWN/AWorld Champ.ABSRDS2013
4566Diogo AlmeidaDiogo AlmeidaWN/AWorld Champ.ABSRDS2013
4573Leandro LoLeandro LoWPointsWorld Champ.ABS1/4F2013
4629Lucas SachsWTriangle armbarWorld Champ.100KG1/4F2013
4633Luiz PanzaLuiz PanzaWTriangleWorld Champ.100KGSF2013
4635Joao RochaJoao RochaWPts: 6x0World Champ.100KGF2013
5179Roger AmbrosiWSubmissionPan American100KGR12014
5184Bernardo SiqueiraWChoke from backPan American100KG1/4F2014
5187Andre CamposWSubmissionPan American100KGSF2014
5457Gustavo SilvaWChokeWorld Champ.ABSR22014
5467Abraham MarteAbraham MarteWArmbarWorld Champ.ABSR32014
5476Braulio EstimaBraulio EstimaWPts: 8x0World Champ.ABS1/4F2014
5604Igor SilvaIgor SilvaWChoke from backWorld Champ.100KG1/4F2014
5606Yuri SimoesYuri SimoesWPts: 8x5World Champ.100KGSF2014
5747Jackson SousaJackson SousaWPts: 9x2No Gi WorldsABSRDS2014
5751Josh HingerJosh HingerWArmbarNo Gi WorldsABS1/4F2014
5833Gustavo PiresGustavo PiresWTriangleIBJJF Pro LeagueO100KGSF2014
5834Luiz PanzaLuiz PanzaWChoke from backIBJJF Pro LeagueO100KGF2014
5855Tiago GiussaniWKneebarNYC ProO100KGSF2014
5856Abraham MarteAbraham MarteWKneebarNYC ProO100KGF2014
6429Daniel CobbWKneebarPan AmericanABSR22015
6440AJ AgazarmAJ AgazarmWPointsPan AmericanABSR32015
6446Luiz PanzaLuiz PanzaWPts: 9x4Pan AmericanABS1/4F2015
6450Alexander TransAlexander TransWPts: 2x0Pan AmericanABSSF2015
6452Leandro LoLeandro LoWLapel chokePan AmericanABSF2015
6557Eduardo TellesEduardo TellesWPts: 8x0Pan American100KG1/4F2015
6561Erberth SantosErberth SantosWKneebarPan American100KGSF2015
7035Roberto AlencarRoberto AlencarWBow and arrowWorld Champ.ABS1/8F2015
7037Erberth SantosErberth SantosWKneebarWorld Champ.ABS1/4F2015
7040Leandro LoLeandro LoWArmbarWorld Champ.ABSSF2015
7151Pedro MouraWArmbarWorld Champ.100KG1/4F2015
7152Igor SilvaIgor SilvaWKneebarWorld Champ.100KGSF2015
7154Joao RochaJoao RochaWPts: 8x2World Champ.100KGF2015
8889Ezra LenonWDogbarPan AmericanABSR22016
8893Victor SilverioVictor SilverioWTrianglePan AmericanABS1/8F2016
8901Gabriel ArgesGabriel ArgesWDogbarPan AmericanABS1/4F2016
8902Tim SpriggsTim SpriggsWChoke from backPan AmericanABSSF2016
8904Leandro LoLeandro LoWArm in ezekielPan AmericanABSF2016
9563Aaron JohnsonWTriangle armbarWorld Champ.ABSR22016
9573Alexandre CeconiAlexandre CeconiWDogbar/KneebarWorld Champ.ABS1/8F2016
9581Rodrigo CavacaRodrigo CavacaWPointsWorld Champ.ABS1/4F2016

Bernardo Faria vs Tiago Gaia (Nova Uniao)

Bernardo Farias European 2010 (Absolute Division)

 

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