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

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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

89 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    42 (47%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    0 (0%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    47 (53%)
  • BY DECISION
    0 (0%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

47 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Armbar
23
11
#86e620
Kneebar
13
6
#5AD3D1
Triangle
11
5
#d1212a
Omoplata
9
4
#fad11b
Submission
9
4
#f58822
Choke from back
9
4
#224aba
Dogbar
4
2
#ff9124
Choke
4
2
#bf1f6c
Lapel choke
2
1
#22c9a5
Bow and arrow
2
1
#fad223
Arm in ezekiel
2
1
#03861f
Cross choke f/ mount
2
1
#039a1f
Leglock
2
1
#03b41f
Katagatame
2
1
#03c61f
Baseball choke
2
1
#03d61f
RNC
2
1
#03f61f
Triangle armbar
2
1
47
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
23 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    12 (52%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    2 (9%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    9 (39%)
  • 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
2297Roger GracieRoger GracieLEzekielWorld Champ.100KGSF2009
2422Rodrigo CavacaRodrigo CavacaLPointsEuropeanABSSF2010
2485Rafael LovatoRafael LovatoLPts: 7x0Pan American94KGF2010
2655Romulo BarralRomulo BarralLTriangleWorld Champ.ABS1/4F2010
2711Claudio CalasansClaudio CalasansLPts: 4x4, AdvEuropeanABSSF2011
2764Rodolfo VieiraRodolfo VieiraLPts: 8x0Pan American94KGF2011
2769Rodolfo VieiraRodolfo VieiraLPts: 0x0, AdvPan AmericanABSF2011
2790Antonio CarlosAntonio CarlosLTriangle-armbarWorld Pro.92KG1/4F2011
2862Rodolfo VieiraRodolfo VieiraLPts: 9x0World Champ.ABSF2011
3018Rodolfo VieiraRodolfo VieiraLPts: 3x0World Champ.94KGF2011
3349Rodolfo VieiraRodolfo VieiraLPts: 7x0European OpenABSF2012
3382Antonio CarlosAntonio CarlosLPts: 4x2Pan AmericanABSSF2012
3638Alexandre RibeiroAlexandre RibeiroLPts: 2x0World Pro.99KGF2012
3648Rodolfo VieiraRodolfo VieiraLCross ck. f/ mountWorld Pro.ABSSF2012
3721Marcus AlmeidaMarcus AlmeidaLChoke from backWorld Champ.ABSSF2012
4067Joao AssisJoao AssisLPts: 3x0NoGi Worlds100KGSF2012
4088Alexandre RibeiroAlexandre RibeiroLPts: 3x0NoGi WorldsABSSF2012
4277Marcus AlmeidaMarcus AlmeidaLPts: 9x2Pan AmericanABSSF2013
4491Marcus AlmeidaMarcus AlmeidaLPts: 7x4World Champ.ABSSF2013
5078Luiz PanzaLuiz PanzaLArmbarPan American100KGF2014
5356Rodolfo VieiraRodolfo VieiraLWristlockWorld Champ.ABSSF2014
5483Rodolfo VieiraRodolfo VieiraLArmbarWorld Champ.100KGF2014
5623Yuri SimoesYuri SimoesLArmbarNo Gi WorldsABSSF2014
2139Mauro CelsoWPts: 4x0Brasileiro NoGi94KGF2009
2293Rodrigo CompridoRodrigo CompridoWPts: 5x2World Champ.100KGR12009
2481Felipe FogolinWArmbarPan American94KG1/4F2010
2501Abmar BarbosaAbmar BarbosaWPointsPan AmericanABSR22010
2504Gabriel VellaGabriel VellaWPts: 2x0Pan AmericanABS1/4F2010
2507Rodrigo CavacaRodrigo CavacaWPointsPan AmericanABSSF2010
2509Braga NetoBraga NetoWPts: 2x0Pan AmericanABSF2010
2577Rafael LovatoRafael LovatoWPts: 3x0BrasileiroABSF2010
2621Adriano MacielWCross choke f/ mountWorld Champ.94KGR12010
2623Alexandro CeconiWPointsWorld Champ.94KG1/4F2010
2626Rafael LovatoRafael LovatoWPointsWorld Champ.94KGSF2010
2628Alexandre RibeiroAlexandre RibeiroWPts: 2x0World Champ.94KGF2010
2707Leonardo DavilaLeonardo DavilaWArmbarEuropeanABSR12011
2708Bruno MatiasBruno MatiasWPointsEuropeanABS1/4F2011
2718Fabiano AlvesWTriangleEuropean94KG1/4F2011
2719Helvecio PennaHelvecio PennaWN/AEuropean94KGSF2011
2730Thiago SouzaWOmoplataWorld Pro TrialsO92KGSF2011
2732Igor SilvaIgor SilvaWPts: 7x2World Pro TrialsO92KGF2011
2763Roberto AlencarRoberto AlencarWArmbarPan American94KGSF2011
2850UnknownWOmoplataWorld Champ.ABSR22011
2855UnknownWChokeWorld Champ.ABSR32011
2859Rafael LovatoRafael LovatoWPts: 2x0World Champ.ABS1/4F2011
2861Alexandre CeconiAlexandre CeconiWPts: 4x0World Champ.ABSSF2011
2944Luciando QueirozWN/AWorld Champ.94KGRDS2011
2986Luke StewartWTriangleWorld Champ.94KG1/4F2011
3340Lucio LagartoWPts: 4x0European Open100KGF2012
3346Roberto AlencarRoberto AlencarWOmoplataEuropean OpenABS1/4F2012
3348Rafael LovatoRafael LovatoWPts: 4x2European OpenABSSF2012
3353George MurphyWArmbarPan AmericanABSR12012
3374Diogo SilvaWLeglockPan AmericanABSR22012
3379James PuopoloJames PuopoloWArmbarPan AmericanABS1/4F2012
3473Vitor SchlosserWPointsPan American100KG1/4F2012
3477Joao AssisJoao AssisWPts: 3x2Pan AmericanO100KGSF2012
3479Antonio CarlosAntonio CarlosWPts: 10x5Pan AmericanO100KGF2012
3633Christopher BoweWN/AWorld Pro.99KG1/4F2012
3636Alexandre SouzaAlexandre SouzaWPts: 2x0World Pro.99KGSF2012
3700Oliver GeddesOliver GeddesWPointsWorld Champ.ABSR22012
3711Marcos de SouzaWN/AWorld Champ.ABSR22012
3719Roberto AbreuRoberto AbreuWArmbarWorld Champ.ABS1/4F2012
3925Rodrigo RanieriRodrigo RanieriWSubmissionWorld Champ.100KGR22012
3931Andre SimoesWKatagatameWorld Champ.100KG1/4F2012
3934Andre CamposWBaseball chokeWorld Champ.100KGSF2012
4063James PuopoloJames PuopoloWPointsNoGi Worlds100KG1/4F2012
4087Tarcisio JardimTarcisio JardimWRNCNoGi WorldsABS1/4F2012
4105Max CarvalhoWPointsEuropean NoGiABSSF2012
4192Renato CardosoRenato CardosoWOmoplataEuropean OpenABS1/4F2013
4197Claudio CalasansClaudio CalasansWPts: 4x0European OpenABSSF2013
4211Lucio RodriguesLucio RodriguesWPts: 4x0European Open100KGF2013
4258UnknownWSubmissionPan AmericanABSR12013
4270Brent PrimusWArmbarPan AmericanABSR22013
4275DJ JacksonDJ JacksonWPts: 12x0Pan AmericanABS1/4F2013
4468Israel ReyesWN/AWorld Champ.ABSRDS2013
4481Diogo AlmeidaWN/AWorld Champ.ABSRDS2013
4488Leandro LoLeandro LoWPointsWorld Champ.ABS1/4F2013
4544Lucas SachsWTriangle armbarWorld Champ.100KG1/4F2013
4548Luiz PanzaLuiz PanzaWTriangleWorld Champ.100KGSF2013
4550Joao RochaJoao RochaWPts: 6x0World Champ.100KGF2013
5068Roger AmbrosiWSubmissionPan American100KGR12014
5073Bernardo SiqueiraWChoke from backPan American100KG1/4F2014
5076Andre CamposWSubmissionPan American100KGSF2014
5333Gustavo SilvaWChokeWorld Champ.ABSR22014
5343Abraham MarteAbraham MarteWArmbarWorld Champ.ABSR32014
5352Braulio EstimaBraulio EstimaWPts: 8x0World Champ.ABS1/4F2014
5480Igor SilvaIgor SilvaWChoke from backWorld Champ.100KG1/4F2014
5482Yuri SimoesYuri SimoesWPts: 8x5World Champ.100KGSF2014
5614Jackson SousaJackson SousaWPts: 9x2No Gi WorldsABSRDS2014
5618Josh HingerWArmbarNo Gi WorldsABS1/4F2014
5700Gustavo PiresGustavo PiresWTriangleIBJJF Pro LeagueO100KGSF2014
5701Luiz PanzaLuiz PanzaWChoke from backIBJJF Pro LeagueO100KGF2014
5722Tiago GiussaniWKneebarNYC ProO100KGSF2014
5723Abraham MarteAbraham MarteWKneebarNYC ProO100KGF2014
6245Daniel CobbWKneebarPan AmericanABSR22015
6256AJ AgazarmAJ AgazarmWPointsPan AmericanABSR32015
6262Luiz PanzaLuiz PanzaWPts: 9x4Pan AmericanABS1/4F2015
6266Alexander TransAlexander TransWPts: 2x0Pan AmericanABSSF2015
6268Leandro LoLeandro LoWLapel chokePan AmericanABSF2015
6374Eduardo TellesEduardo TellesWPts: 8x0Pan American100KG1/4F2015
6378Erberth SantosErberth SantosWKneebarPan American100KGSF2015
6840Roberto AlencarRoberto AlencarWBow and arrowWorld Champ.ABS1/8F2015
6842Erberth SantosErberth SantosWKneebarWorld Champ.ABS1/4F2015
6845Leandro LoLeandro LoWArmbarWorld Champ.ABSSF2015
6956Pedro MouraWArmbarWorld Champ.100KG1/4F2015
6957Igor SilvaIgor SilvaWKneebarWorld Champ.100KGSF2015
6959Joao RochaJoao RochaWPts: 8x2World Champ.100KGF2015
8620Ezra LenonWDogbarPan AmericanABSR22016
8624Victor SilverioVictor SilverioWTrianglePan AmericanABS1/8F2016
8632Gabriel ArgesGabriel ArgesWDogbarPan AmericanABS1/4F2016
8633Tim SpriggsTim SpriggsWChoke from backPan AmericanABSSF2016
8635Leandro LoLeandro LoWArm in ezekielPan AmericanABSF2016

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Bernardo Farias European 2010 (Absolute Division)

 

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