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Bernardo Faria

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)
  • Pan American Champion (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)

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

57 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    29 (51%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    0 (0%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    28 (49%)
  • BY DECISION
    0 (0%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

28 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Armbar
21
6
#86e620
Submission
14
4
#5AD3D1
Omoplata
11
3
#d1212a
Choke from back
11
3
#fad11b
Triangle
11
3
#f58822
Kneebar
7
2
#224aba
Choke
7
2
#ff9124
Leglock
4
1
#bf1f6c
Katagatame
4
1
#22c9a5
Baseball choke
4
1
#fad223
Triangle armbar
4
1
#03861f
Cross choke f/ mount
4
1
28
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
20 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    10 (50%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    1 (5%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    9 (45%)
  • BY DECISION
    0 (0%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

9 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
Armbar
33
3
#86e620
Ezekiel
11
1
#5AD3D1
Triangle
11
1
#d1212a
Triangle-armbar
11
1
#fad11b
Cross ck. f/ mount
11
1
#f58822
Choke from back
11
1
#224aba
Wristlock
11
1
9
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Bernardo Faria Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
1591Roger GracieRoger GracieLEzekielWorld Champ.U100kgSemi f.2009
1654Rodrigo CavacaRodrigo CavacaLPointsEuropeanAbsoluteSemi f.2010
1688Rafael LovatoRafael LovatoLPts: 7x0Pan AmericanU94kgFinal2010
1804Romulo BarralRomulo BarralLTriangleWorld Champ.Absolute1/4 final2010
1839Claudio CalasansClaudio CalasansLPts: 4x4, AdvEuropeanAbsoluteSemi f.2011
1867Antonio CarlosAntonio CarlosLTriangle-armbarWorld Pro.U92kg1/4 final2011
1922Rodolfo VieiraRodolfo VieiraLPts: 9x0World Champ.AbsoluteFinal2011
2079Rodolfo VieiraRodolfo VieiraLPts: 3x0World Champ.U94kgFinal2011
2332Rodolfo VieiraRodolfo VieiraLPts: 7x0European OpenAbsoluteFinal2012
2365Antonio CarlosAntonio CarlosLPts: 4x2Pan AmericanAbsoluteSemi f.2012
2545Alexandre RibeiroAlexandre RibeiroLPts: 2x0World Pro.U99kgFinal2012
2555Rodolfo VieiraRodolfo VieiraLCross ck. f/ mountWorld Pro.AbsoluteSemi f.2012
2625Marcus AlmeidaMarcus AlmeidaLChoke from backWorld Champ.AbsoluteSemi f.2012
2923Alexandre RibeiroAlexandre RibeiroLPointsNoGi WorldsAbsoluteSemi f.2012
3009Marcus AlmeidaMarcus AlmeidaLPts: 9x2Pan AmericanAbsolutesemi f.2013
3209Marcus AlmeidaMarcus AlmeidaLPts: 7x4World Champ.AbsoluteSemi f.2013
3637Luiz PanzaLuiz PanzaLArmbarPan AmericanU100kgFinal2014
3822Rodolfo VieiraRodolfo VieiraLWristlockWorld Champ.AbsoluteSemi f.2014
3949Rodolfo VieiraRodolfo VieiraLArmbarWorld Champ.U100kgFinal2014
4063Yuri SimoesYuri SimoesLArmbarNo Gi WorldsAbsoluteSemi f.2014
1451Mauro CelsoWPts: 4x0Brasileiro NoGiU94kgFinal2009
1587Rodrigo CompridoRodrigo CompridoWPts: 5x2World Champ.U100kgRd 12009
1690Braga NetoBraga NetoWPts: 2x0Pan AmericanAbsoluteFinal2010
1726Rafael LovatoRafael LovatoWPts: 3x0BrasileiroAbsoluteFinal2010
1770Adriano MacielWCross choke f/ mountWorld Champ.U94kgRd 12010
1772Alexandro CeconiWPointsWorld Champ.U94kg1/4 final2010
1775Rafael LovatoRafael LovatoWPointsWorld Champ.U94kgSemi f.2010
1777Alexandre RibeiroAlexandre RibeiroWPts: 2x0World Champ.U94kgFinal2010
1910UnknownWOmoplataWorld Champ.AbsoluteRd 22011
1915UnknownWChokeWorld Champ.AbsoluteRd 32011
1919Rafael LovatoRafael LovatoWPts: 2x0World Champ.Absolute1/4 final2011
1921Alexandre CeconiAlexandre CeconiWPts: 4x0World Champ.AbsoluteSemi f.2011
2005Luciando QueirozWN/AWorld Champ.U94kgRounds2011
2047Luke StewartWTriangleWorld Champ.U94kg1/4 Final2011
2324Lucio LagartoWPts: 4x0European OpenU100kgFinal2012
2329Roberto AlencarRoberto AlencarWOmoplataEuropean OpenAbsolute1/4 final2012
2331Rafael LovatoRafael LovatoWPts: 4x2European OpenAbsoluteSemi f.2012
2336George MurphyWArmbarPan AmericanAbsoluteRd 12012
2357Diogo SilvaWLeglockPan AmericanAbsoluteRd 22012
2362James PuopoloJames PuopoloWArmbarPan AmericanAbsolute1/4 final2012
2454Vitor SchlosserWPointsPan AmericanU100kg1/4 final2012
2458Joao AssisJoao AssisWPts: 3x2Pan AmericanO100kgSemi f.2012
2460Antonio CarlosAntonio CarlosWPts: 10x5Pan AmericanO100kgFinal2012
2540Christopher BoweWN/AWorld Pro.U99kg1/4 final2012
2543Alexandre SouzaAlexandre SouzaWPts: 2x0World Pro.U99kgSemi f.2012
2604Oliver GeddesOliver GeddesWPointsWorld Champ.AbsoluteRd 22012
2615Marcos de SouzaWN/AWorld Champ.AbsoluteRd 22012
2623Roberto AbreuRoberto AbreuWArmbarWorld Champ.Absolute1/4 final2012
2826Rodrigo RanieriRodrigo RanieriWSubmissionWorld Champ.U100kgRd 22012
2832Andre SimoesWKatagatameWorld Champ.O100kg1/4 final2012
2835Andre CamposWBaseball chokeWorld Champ.O100kgSemi f.2012
2956Renato CardosoRenato CardosoWOmoplataEuropean OpenAbsolute1/4 final2013
2961Claudio CalasansClaudio CalasansWPts: 4x0European OpenAbsoluteSemi f.2013
2970Lucio RodriguesLucio RodriguesWPts: 4x0European OpenU100kgFinal2013
2990UnknownWSubmissionPan AmericanAbsoluteRd 12013
3002Brent PrimusWArmbarPan AmericanAbsoluteRd 22013
3007DJ JacksonDJ JacksonWPts: 12x0Pan AmericanAbsolute1/4 final2013
3186Israel ReyesWN/AWorld Champ.AbsoluteRounds2013
3199Diogo AlmeidaWN/AWorld Champ.AbsoluteRounds2013
3206Leandro LoLeandro LoWPointsWorld Champ.Absolute1/4 Final2013
3261Lucas SachsWTriangle armbarWorld Champ.U100kg1/4 Final2013
3265Luiz PanzaLuiz PanzaWTriangleWorld Champ.U100kgSemi f.2013
3267Joao RochaJoao RochaWPts: 6x0World Champ.U100kgFinal2013
3627Roger AmbrosiWSubmissionPan AmericanU100kgRd12014
3632Bernardo SiqueiraWChoke from backPan AmericanU100kg1/4 final2014
3635Andre CamposWSubmissionPan AmericanU100kgSemi f.2014
3799Gustavo SilvaWChokeWorld Champ.AbsoluteRd22014
3809Abraham MarteAbraham MarteWArmbarWorld Champ.AbsoluteRd 32014
3818Braulio EstimaBraulio EstimaWPts: 8x0World Champ.Absolute1/4 Final2014
3946Igor SilvaIgor SilvaWChoke from backWorld Champ.U100kg1/4 Final2014
3948Yuri SimoesYuri SimoesWPts: 8x5World Champ.U100kgSemi f.2014
4054Jackson SousaJackson SousaWPts: 9x2No Gi WorldsAbsoluteRounds2014
4058Josh HingerWArmbarNo Gi WorldsAbsolute1/4 final2014
4132Gustavo PiresWTrianglePro LeagueO100kgSemi f.2014
4133Luiz PanzaLuiz PanzaWChoke from backPro LeagueO100kgFinal2014
4154Tiago GiussaniWKneebarNYC ProO100kgSemi f.2014
4155Abraham MarteAbraham MarteWKneebarNYC ProO100kgFinal2014

Bernardo Faria vs Tiago Gaia (Nova Uniao)

Bernardo Farias European 2010 (Absolute Division)

 

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