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

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: n/a

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

Main Achievements/Record (Black Belt):

  • BJJ Pro Cup (2011 absolute);
  • World Champion (2010, 2013);
  • 2x Pan American Champion (2010 weight & absolute);
  • Brazilian National Champion (2010 – absolute);
  • 3x European Champion (2010, 2011, 2012);
  • 2x World Silver Medalist (2011 weight & absolute);
  • European Silver Medalist (2012 absolute)
  • World Bronze Medallist (2009);
  • 2x European Bronze Medallist (2010 & 2011 absolute)

Favorite Position/Technique: Wheel Sweep (deep 1/2 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 Fight Stats

1 by sub
22 by Points (54%)
0 by Advantages (0%)
0 by Penalties (0%)
19 by Submission (46%)
0 by Decision (0%)
0 by Disqualified (0%)
5 by Armbar (26%)
1 by Choke (5%)
2 by Choke from back (11%)
Choke from back
1 by Katagatame (5%)
1 by Leglock (5%)
2 by Omoplata (11%)
4 by Submission (21%)
2 by Triangle (11%)
1 by Triangle armbar (5%)
Triangle armbar
4 by Points (44.44%)
1 by Advantages (11%)
0 by Penalties (0%)
4 by Submission (44.44%)
0 by Decision (0%)
0 by Disqualified (0%)
2 by Armbar (50%)
1 by Ezekiel choke (25%)
Ezekiel choke
1 by Triangle-armbar (25%)

Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
537Roger GracieRoger GracieLEzekiel chokeWorld Champ.U100kgSemi f.2009
570Rafael LovatoRafael LovatoLPts: 7x0Pan AmericanU94kgFinal2010
607Claudio CalasansClaudio CalasansLPts: 4x4, AdvEuropeanAbsoluteSemi f.2011
628Antonio Carlos JuniorAntonio Carlos JuniorLTriangle-armbarWorld Pro.U92kg1/4 final2011
672Rodolfo VieiraRodolfo VieiraLArmbarWorld Champ.U100kgFinal2014
1039Antonio CarlosAntonio CarlosLPts: 4x2Pan AmericanAbsoluteSemi f.2012
1203Alexandre RibeiroAlexandre RibeiroLPts: 2x0World Pro.U99kgFinal2012
1259Marcus AlmeidaMarcus AlmeidaLPts: 7x4World Champ.AbsoluteSemi Final2013
1884Luiz PanzaLuiz PanzaLArmbarPan AmericanU100kgFinal2014
572Braga NetoBraga NetoWPts: 2x0Pan AmericanAbsoluteFinal2010
587Rafael LovatoRafael LovatoWPts: 4x2European OpenAbsoluteSemi f.2012
593Alexandre RibeiroAlexandre RibeiroWPts: 2x0World Champ.U94kgFinal2010
663UnknownWSubmissionPan AmericanAbsoluteRd 12013
671Alexandre CeconiAlexandre CeconiWPts: 4x0World Champ.AbsoluteSemi f.2011
751Luciando QueirozWN/AWorld Champ.U94kg2nd2011
792Luke StewartWTriangleWorld Champ.U94kg1/4 Final2011
1001Lucio LagartoWPts: 4x0European OpenU100kgFinal2012
1006Roberto TussaWOmoplataEuropean OpenAbsolute1/4 final2012
1010George MurphyWArmbarPan AmericanAbsoluteRd 12012
1031Diogo SilvaWLeglockPan AmericanAbsoluteRd 22012
1036James PuopoloJames PuopoloWArmbarPan AmericanAbsolute1/4 final2012
1123Vitor SchlosserWPointsPan AmericanU100kg1/4 final2012
1127Joao AssisJoao AssisWPts: 3x2Pan AmericanO100kgSemi f.2012
1129Antonio CarlosAntonio CarlosWPts: 10x5Pan AmericanO100kgFinal2012
1198Christopher BoweWN/AWorld Pro.U99kg1/4 final2012
1201Alexandre SouzaAlexandre SouzaWPts: 2x0World Pro.U99kgSemi f.2012
1239Oliver GeddesOliver GeddesWPointsWorld Champ.AbsoluteRd 22012
1250Marcos de SouzaWN/AWorld Champ.AbsoluteRd 22012
1257Roberto AbreuRoberto AbreuWArmbarWorld Champ.Absolute1/4 final2012
1447Rodrigo RanieriRodrigo RanieriWSubmissionWorld Champ.U100kgRd 22012
1453Andre SimoesWKatagatameWorld Champ.O100kg1/4 final2012
1456Andre CamposWSubmissionPan AmericanU100kgSemi f.2014
1508Renato CardosoRenato CardosoWOmoplataEuropean OpenAbsolute1/4 final2013
1513Claudio CalasansClaudio CalasansWPts: 4x0European OpenAbsoluteSemi f.2013
1522Lucio RodriguesLucio RodriguesWPts: 4x0European OpenU100kgFinal2013
1546Brent PrimusWArmbarPan AmericanAbsoluteRd 22013
1551DJ JacksonDJ JacksonWPts: 12x0Pan AmericanAbsolute1/4 final2013
1662Israel ReyesWN/AWorld Champ.AbsoluteRounds2013
1675Diogo AlmeidaWN/AWorld Champ.AbsoluteRounds2013
1681Leandro LoLeandro LoWPointsWorld Champ.Absolute1/4 Final2013
1724Lucas SachsWTriangle armbarWorld Champ.U100kg1/4 Final2013
1728Luiz PanzaLuiz PanzaWTriangleWorld Champ.U100kgSemi Final2013
1730Joao RochaJoao RochaWPts: 6x0World Champ.U100kgFinal2013
1877Roger AmbrosiWSubmissionPan AmericanU100kgRd12014
1881Bernardo SiqueiraWChoke from backPan AmericanU100kg1/4 final2014
1915Gustavo SilvaWChokeWorld Champ.AbsoluteRd22014
1924Abraham MarteAbraham MarteWArmbarWorld Champ.AbsoluteRd 32014
1933Braulio EstimaBraulio EstimaWPts: 8x0World Champ.Absolute1/4 Final2014
2042Igor SilvaIgor SilvaWChoke from backWorld Champ.U100kg1/4 Final2014
2043Yuri SimoesYuri SimoesWPts: 8x5World Champ.U100kgSemi f.2014

Bernardo Faria vs Tiago Gaia (Nova Uniao)

Bernardo Farias European 2010 (Absolute Division)


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