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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
1710Roger GracieRoger GracieLEzekielWorld Champ.U100kgSemi f.2009
1776Rodrigo CavacaRodrigo CavacaLPointsEuropeanAbsoluteSemi f.2010
1813Rafael LovatoRafael LovatoLPts: 7x0Pan AmericanU94kgFinal2010
1930Romulo BarralRomulo BarralLTriangleWorld Champ.Absolute1/4 final2010
1971Claudio CalasansClaudio CalasansLPts: 4x4, AdvEuropeanAbsoluteSemi f.2011
2003Antonio CarlosAntonio CarlosLTriangle-armbarWorld Pro.U92kg1/4 final2011
2058Rodolfo VieiraRodolfo VieiraLPts: 9x0World Champ.AbsoluteFinal2011
2215Rodolfo VieiraRodolfo VieiraLPts: 3x0World Champ.U94kgFinal2011
2469Rodolfo VieiraRodolfo VieiraLPts: 7x0European OpenAbsoluteFinal2012
2502Antonio CarlosAntonio CarlosLPts: 4x2Pan AmericanAbsoluteSemi f.2012
2682Alexandre RibeiroAlexandre RibeiroLPts: 2x0World Pro.U99kgFinal2012
2692Rodolfo VieiraRodolfo VieiraLCross ck. f/ mountWorld Pro.AbsoluteSemi f.2012
2762Marcus AlmeidaMarcus AlmeidaLChoke from backWorld Champ.AbsoluteSemi f.2012
3069Alexandre RibeiroAlexandre RibeiroLPointsNoGi WorldsAbsoluteSemi f.2012
3159Marcus AlmeidaMarcus AlmeidaLPts: 9x2Pan AmericanAbsolutesemi f.2013
3360Marcus AlmeidaMarcus AlmeidaLPts: 7x4World Champ.AbsoluteSemi f.2013
3840Luiz PanzaLuiz PanzaLArmbarPan AmericanU100kgFinal2014
4029Rodolfo VieiraRodolfo VieiraLWristlockWorld Champ.AbsoluteSemi f.2014
4156Rodolfo VieiraRodolfo VieiraLArmbarWorld Champ.U100kgFinal2014
4270Yuri SimoesYuri SimoesLArmbarNo Gi WorldsAbsoluteSemi f.2014
1570Mauro CelsoWPts: 4x0Brasileiro NoGiU94kgFinal2009
1706Rodrigo CompridoRodrigo CompridoWPts: 5x2World Champ.U100kgRd 12009
1815Braga NetoBraga NetoWPts: 2x0Pan AmericanAbsoluteFinal2010
1851Rafael LovatoRafael LovatoWPts: 3x0BrasileiroAbsoluteFinal2010
1895Adriano MacielWCross choke f/ mountWorld Champ.U94kgRd 12010
1897Alexandro CeconiWPointsWorld Champ.U94kg1/4 final2010
1900Rafael LovatoRafael LovatoWPointsWorld Champ.U94kgSemi f.2010
1902Alexandre RibeiroAlexandre RibeiroWPts: 2x0World Champ.U94kgFinal2010
2046UnknownWOmoplataWorld Champ.AbsoluteRd 22011
2051UnknownWChokeWorld Champ.AbsoluteRd 32011
2055Rafael LovatoRafael LovatoWPts: 2x0World Champ.Absolute1/4 final2011
2057Alexandre CeconiAlexandre CeconiWPts: 4x0World Champ.AbsoluteSemi f.2011
2141Luciando QueirozWN/AWorld Champ.U94kgRounds2011
2183Luke StewartWTriangleWorld Champ.U94kg1/4 Final2011
2461Lucio LagartoWPts: 4x0European OpenU100kgFinal2012
2466Roberto AlencarRoberto AlencarWOmoplataEuropean OpenAbsolute1/4 final2012
2468Rafael LovatoRafael LovatoWPts: 4x2European OpenAbsoluteSemi f.2012
2473George MurphyWArmbarPan AmericanAbsoluteRd 12012
2494Diogo SilvaWLeglockPan AmericanAbsoluteRd 22012
2499James PuopoloJames PuopoloWArmbarPan AmericanAbsolute1/4 final2012
2591Vitor SchlosserWPointsPan AmericanU100kg1/4 final2012
2595Joao AssisJoao AssisWPts: 3x2Pan AmericanO100kgSemi f.2012
2597Antonio CarlosAntonio CarlosWPts: 10x5Pan AmericanO100kgFinal2012
2677Christopher BoweWN/AWorld Pro.U99kg1/4 final2012
2680Alexandre SouzaAlexandre SouzaWPts: 2x0World Pro.U99kgSemi f.2012
2741Oliver GeddesOliver GeddesWPointsWorld Champ.AbsoluteRd 22012
2752Marcos de SouzaWN/AWorld Champ.AbsoluteRd 22012
2760Roberto AbreuRoberto AbreuWArmbarWorld Champ.Absolute1/4 final2012
2963Rodrigo RanieriRodrigo RanieriWSubmissionWorld Champ.U100kgRd 22012
2969Andre SimoesWKatagatameWorld Champ.O100kg1/4 final2012
2972Andre CamposWBaseball chokeWorld Champ.O100kgSemi f.2012
3106Renato CardosoRenato CardosoWOmoplataEuropean OpenAbsolute1/4 final2013
3111Claudio CalasansClaudio CalasansWPts: 4x0European OpenAbsoluteSemi f.2013
3120Lucio RodriguesLucio RodriguesWPts: 4x0European OpenU100kgFinal2013
3140UnknownWSubmissionPan AmericanAbsoluteRd 12013
3152Brent PrimusWArmbarPan AmericanAbsoluteRd 22013
3157DJ JacksonDJ JacksonWPts: 12x0Pan AmericanAbsolute1/4 final2013
3337Israel ReyesWN/AWorld Champ.AbsoluteRounds2013
3350Diogo AlmeidaWN/AWorld Champ.AbsoluteRounds2013
3357Leandro LoLeandro LoWPointsWorld Champ.Absolute1/4 Final2013
3412Lucas SachsWTriangle armbarWorld Champ.U100kg1/4 Final2013
3416Luiz PanzaLuiz PanzaWTriangleWorld Champ.U100kgSemi f.2013
3418Joao RochaJoao RochaWPts: 6x0World Champ.U100kgFinal2013
3830Roger AmbrosiWSubmissionPan AmericanU100kgRd12014
3835Bernardo SiqueiraWChoke from backPan AmericanU100kg1/4 final2014
3838Andre CamposWSubmissionPan AmericanU100kgSemi f.2014
4006Gustavo SilvaWChokeWorld Champ.AbsoluteRd 22014
4016Abraham MarteAbraham MarteWArmbarWorld Champ.AbsoluteRd 32014
4025Braulio EstimaBraulio EstimaWPts: 8x0World Champ.Absolute1/4 Final2014
4153Igor SilvaIgor SilvaWChoke from backWorld Champ.U100kg1/4 Final2014
4155Yuri SimoesYuri SimoesWPts: 8x5World Champ.U100kgSemi f.2014
4261Jackson SousaJackson SousaWPts: 9x2No Gi WorldsAbsoluteRounds2014
4265Josh HingerWArmbarNo Gi WorldsAbsolute1/4 final2014
4339Gustavo PiresWTrianglePro LeagueO100kgSemi f.2014
4340Luiz PanzaLuiz PanzaWChoke from backPro LeagueO100kgFinal2014
4361Tiago GiussaniWKneebarNYC ProO100kgSemi f.2014
4362Abraham MarteAbraham MarteWKneebarNYC ProO100kgFinal2014

Bernardo Faria vs Tiago Gaia (Nova Uniao)

Bernardo Farias European 2010 (Absolute Division)

 

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