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

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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 (2015 and 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

65 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    34 (52%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    0 (0%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    31 (48%)
  • BY DECISION
    0 (0%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

31 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Armbar
19
6
#86e620
Submission
13
4
#5AD3D1
Kneebar
13
4
#d1212a
Omoplata
10
3
#fad11b
Triangle
10
3
#f58822
Choke from back
10
3
#224aba
Choke
6
2
#ff9124
Triangle armbar
3
1
#bf1f6c
Baseball choke
3
1
#22c9a5
Katagatame
3
1
#fad223
Cross choke f/ mount
3
1
#03861f
Leglock
3
1
#039a1f
Lapel choke
3
1
31
(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
1887Roger GracieRoger GracieLEzekielWorld Champ.100KGSF2009
1954Rodrigo CavacaRodrigo CavacaLPointsEuropeanABSSF2010
1991Rafael LovatoRafael LovatoLPts: 7x0Pan American94KGF2010
2108Romulo BarralRomulo BarralLTriangleWorld Champ.ABS1/4F2010
2149Claudio CalasansClaudio CalasansLPts: 4x4, AdvEuropeanABSSF2011
2181Antonio CarlosAntonio CarlosLTriangle-armbarWorld Pro.92KG1/4F2011
2236Rodolfo VieiraRodolfo VieiraLPts: 9x0World Champ.ABSF2011
2393Rodolfo VieiraRodolfo VieiraLPts: 3x0World Champ.94KGF2011
2656Rodolfo VieiraRodolfo VieiraLPts: 7x0European OpenABSF2012
2689Antonio CarlosAntonio CarlosLPts: 4x2Pan AmericanABSSF2012
2869Alexandre RibeiroAlexandre RibeiroLPts: 2x0World Pro.99KGF2012
2879Rodolfo VieiraRodolfo VieiraLCross ck. f/ mountWorld Pro.ABSSF2012
2949Marcus AlmeidaMarcus AlmeidaLChoke from backWorld Champ.ABSSF2012
3256Alexandre RibeiroAlexandre RibeiroLPointsNoGi WorldsABSSF2012
3365Marcus AlmeidaMarcus AlmeidaLPts: 9x2Pan AmericanABSSF2013
3573Marcus AlmeidaMarcus AlmeidaLPts: 7x4World Champ.ABSSF2013
4067Luiz PanzaLuiz PanzaLArmbarPan American100KGF2014
4263Rodolfo VieiraRodolfo VieiraLWristlockWorld Champ.ABSSF2014
4390Rodolfo VieiraRodolfo VieiraLArmbarWorld Champ.100KGF2014
4504Yuri SimoesYuri SimoesLArmbarNo Gi WorldsABSSF2014
1747Mauro CelsoWPts: 4x0Brasileiro NoGi94KGF2009
1883Rodrigo CompridoRodrigo CompridoWPts: 5x2World Champ.100KGRD12009
1993Braga NetoBraga NetoWPts: 2x0Pan AmericanABSF2010
2029Rafael LovatoRafael LovatoWPts: 3x0BrasileiroABSF2010
2073Adriano MacielWCross choke f/ mountWorld Champ.94KGRD12010
2075Alexandro CeconiWPointsWorld Champ.94KG1/4F2010
2078Rafael LovatoRafael LovatoWPointsWorld Champ.94KGSF2010
2080Alexandre RibeiroAlexandre RibeiroWPts: 2x0World Champ.94KGF2010
2224UnknownWOmoplataWorld Champ.ABSRD22011
2229UnknownWChokeWorld Champ.ABSRD32011
2233Rafael LovatoRafael LovatoWPts: 2x0World Champ.ABS1/4F2011
2235Alexandre CeconiAlexandre CeconiWPts: 4x0World Champ.ABSSF2011
2319Luciando QueirozWN/AWorld Champ.94KGRDS2011
2361Luke StewartWTriangleWorld Champ.94KG1/4F2011
2648Lucio LagartoWPts: 4x0European Open100KGF2012
2653Roberto AlencarRoberto AlencarWOmoplataEuropean OpenABS1/4F2012
2655Rafael LovatoRafael LovatoWPts: 4x2European OpenABSSF2012
2660George MurphyWArmbarPan AmericanABSRD12012
2681Diogo SilvaWLeglockPan AmericanABSRD22012
2686James PuopoloJames PuopoloWArmbarPan AmericanABS1/4F2012
2778Vitor SchlosserWPointsPan American100KG1/4F2012
2782Joao AssisJoao AssisWPts: 3x2Pan AmericanO100KGSF2012
2784Antonio CarlosAntonio CarlosWPts: 10x5Pan AmericanO100KGF2012
2864Christopher BoweWN/AWorld Pro.99KG1/4F2012
2867Alexandre SouzaAlexandre SouzaWPts: 2x0World Pro.99KGSF2012
2928Oliver GeddesOliver GeddesWPointsWorld Champ.ABSRD22012
2939Marcos de SouzaWN/AWorld Champ.ABSRD22012
2947Roberto AbreuRoberto AbreuWArmbarWorld Champ.ABS1/4F2012
3150Rodrigo RanieriRodrigo RanieriWSubmissionWorld Champ.100KGRD22012
3156Andre SimoesWKatagatameWorld Champ.O100KG1/4F2012
3159Andre CamposWBaseball chokeWorld Champ.O100KGSF2012
3273Max CarvalhoWPointsEuropean NoGiABSSF2012
3311Renato CardosoRenato CardosoWOmoplataEuropean OpenABS1/4F2013
3316Claudio CalasansClaudio CalasansWPts: 4x0European OpenABSSF2013
3326Lucio RodriguesLucio RodriguesWPts: 4x0European Open100KGF2013
3346UnknownWSubmissionPan AmericanABSRD12013
3358Brent PrimusWArmbarPan AmericanABSRD22013
3363DJ JacksonDJ JacksonWPts: 12x0Pan AmericanABS1/4F2013
3550Israel ReyesWN/AWorld Champ.ABSRDS2013
3563Diogo AlmeidaWN/AWorld Champ.ABSRDS2013
3570Leandro LoLeandro LoWPointsWorld Champ.ABS1/4F2013
3625Lucas SachsWTriangle armbarWorld Champ.100KG1/4F2013
3629Luiz PanzaLuiz PanzaWTriangleWorld Champ.100KGSF2013
3631Joao RochaJoao RochaWPts: 6x0World Champ.100KGF2013
4057Roger AmbrosiWSubmissionPan American100KGRD12014
4062Bernardo SiqueiraWChoke from backPan American100KG1/4F2014
4065Andre CamposWSubmissionPan American100KGSF2014
4240Gustavo SilvaWChokeWorld Champ.ABSRD22014
4250Abraham MarteAbraham MarteWArmbarWorld Champ.ABSRD32014
4259Braulio EstimaBraulio EstimaWPts: 8x0World Champ.ABS1/4F2014
4387Igor SilvaIgor SilvaWChoke from backWorld Champ.100KG1/4F2014
4389Yuri SimoesYuri SimoesWPts: 8x5World Champ.100KGSF2014
4495Jackson SousaJackson SousaWPts: 9x2No Gi WorldsABSRDS2014
4499Josh HingerWArmbarNo Gi WorldsABS1/4F2014
4573Gustavo PiresWTrianglePro LeagueO100KGSF2014
4574Luiz PanzaLuiz PanzaWChoke from backPro LeagueO100KGF2014
4595Tiago GiussaniWKneebarNYC ProO100KGSF2014
4596Abraham MarteAbraham MarteWKneebarNYC ProO100KGF2014
5056Daniel CobbWKneebarPan AmericanABSRD22015
5067AJ AgazarmAJ AgazarmWPointsPan AmericanABSRD32015
5073Luiz PanzaLuiz PanzaWPts: 9x4Pan AmericanABS1/4F2015
5077Alexander TransAlexander TransWPts: 2x0Pan AmericanABSSF2015
5079Leandro LoLeandro LoWLapel chokePan AmericanABSF2015
5187Eduardo TellesEduardo TellesWPts: 8x0Pan American100KG1/4F2015
5191Erberth SantosErberth SantosWKneebarPan American100KGSF2015

Bernardo Faria vs Tiago Gaia (Nova Uniao)

Bernardo Farias European 2010 (Absolute Division)

 

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