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Bernardo Faria
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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 (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

80 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    40 (50%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    0 (0%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    40 (50%)
  • BY DECISION
    0 (0%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

40 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Armbar
28
11
#86e620
Kneebar
15
6
#5AD3D1
Triangle
10
4
#d1212a
Submission
10
4
#fad11b
Omoplata
8
3
#f58822
Choke from back
8
3
#224aba
Choke
5
2
#ff9124
Lapel choke
3
1
#bf1f6c
Bow and arrow
3
1
#22c9a5
Cross choke f/ mount
3
1
#fad223
Leglock
3
1
#03861f
Katagatame
3
1
#039a1f
Baseball choke
3
1
#03b41f
Triangle armbar
3
1
40
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
22 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    11 (50%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    2 (9%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    9 (41%)
  • 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
1983Roger GracieRoger GracieLEzekielWorld Champ.100KGSF2009
2054Rodrigo CavacaRodrigo CavacaLPointsEuropeanABSSF2010
2117Rafael LovatoRafael LovatoLPts: 7x0Pan American94KGF2010
2270Romulo BarralRomulo BarralLTriangleWorld Champ.ABS1/4F2010
2320Claudio CalasansClaudio CalasansLPts: 4x4, AdvEuropeanABSSF2011
2361Rodolfo VieiraRodolfo VieiraLPts: 8x0Pan American94KGF2011
2366Rodolfo VieiraRodolfo VieiraLPts: 0x0, AdvPan AmericanABSF2011
2387Antonio CarlosAntonio CarlosLTriangle-armbarWorld Pro.92KG1/4F2011
2442Rodolfo VieiraRodolfo VieiraLPts: 9x0World Champ.ABSF2011
2598Rodolfo VieiraRodolfo VieiraLPts: 3x0World Champ.94KGF2011
2880Rodolfo VieiraRodolfo VieiraLPts: 7x0European OpenABSF2012
2913Antonio CarlosAntonio CarlosLPts: 4x2Pan AmericanABSSF2012
3127Alexandre RibeiroAlexandre RibeiroLPts: 2x0World Pro.99KGF2012
3137Rodolfo VieiraRodolfo VieiraLCross ck. f/ mountWorld Pro.ABSSF2012
3210Marcus AlmeidaMarcus AlmeidaLChoke from backWorld Champ.ABSSF2012
3525Alexandre RibeiroAlexandre RibeiroLPointsNoGi WorldsABSSF2012
3656Marcus AlmeidaMarcus AlmeidaLPts: 9x2Pan AmericanABSSF2013
3858Marcus AlmeidaMarcus AlmeidaLPts: 7x4World Champ.ABSSF2013
4404Luiz PanzaLuiz PanzaLArmbarPan American100KGF2014
4645Rodolfo VieiraRodolfo VieiraLWristlockWorld Champ.ABSSF2014
4772Rodolfo VieiraRodolfo VieiraLArmbarWorld Champ.100KGF2014
4897Yuri SimoesYuri SimoesLArmbarNo Gi WorldsABSSF2014
1841Mauro CelsoWPts: 4x0Brasileiro NoGi94KGF2009
1979Rodrigo CompridoRodrigo CompridoWPts: 5x2World Champ.100KGRD12009
2113Felipe FogolinWArmbarPan American94KG1/4F2010
2131Abmar BarbosaAbmar BarbosaWPointsPan AmericanABSRD22010
2134Gabriel VellaGabriel VellaWPts: 2x0Pan AmericanABS1/4F2010
2137Rodrigo CavacaRodrigo CavacaWPointsPan AmericanABSSF2010
2139Braga NetoBraga NetoWPts: 2x0Pan AmericanABSF2010
2192Rafael LovatoRafael LovatoWPts: 3x0BrasileiroABSF2010
2236Adriano MacielWCross choke f/ mountWorld Champ.94KGRD12010
2238Alexandro CeconiWPointsWorld Champ.94KG1/4F2010
2241Rafael LovatoRafael LovatoWPointsWorld Champ.94KGSF2010
2243Alexandre RibeiroAlexandre RibeiroWPts: 2x0World Champ.94KGF2010
2316Leonardo DavilaLeonardo DavilaWArmbarEuropeanABSRD12011
2317Bruno MatiasBruno MatiasWPointsEuropeanABS1/4F2011
2327Fabiano AlvesWTriangleEuropean94KG1/4F2011
2328Helvecio PennaHelvecio PennaWN/AEuropean94KGSF2011
2360Roberto AlencarRoberto AlencarWArmbarPan American94KGSF2011
2430UnknownWOmoplataWorld Champ.ABSRD22011
2435UnknownWChokeWorld Champ.ABSRD32011
2439Rafael LovatoRafael LovatoWPts: 2x0World Champ.ABS1/4F2011
2441Alexandre CeconiAlexandre CeconiWPts: 4x0World Champ.ABSSF2011
2524Luciando QueirozWN/AWorld Champ.94KGRDS2011
2566Luke StewartWTriangleWorld Champ.94KG1/4F2011
2872Lucio LagartoWPts: 4x0European Open100KGF2012
2877Roberto AlencarRoberto AlencarWOmoplataEuropean OpenABS1/4F2012
2879Rafael LovatoRafael LovatoWPts: 4x2European OpenABSSF2012
2884George MurphyWArmbarPan AmericanABSRD12012
2905Diogo SilvaWLeglockPan AmericanABSRD22012
2910James PuopoloJames PuopoloWArmbarPan AmericanABS1/4F2012
3004Vitor SchlosserWPointsPan American100KG1/4F2012
3008Joao AssisJoao AssisWPts: 3x2Pan AmericanO100KGSF2012
3010Antonio CarlosAntonio CarlosWPts: 10x5Pan AmericanO100KGF2012
3122Christopher BoweWN/AWorld Pro.99KG1/4F2012
3125Alexandre SouzaAlexandre SouzaWPts: 2x0World Pro.99KGSF2012
3189Oliver GeddesOliver GeddesWPointsWorld Champ.ABSRD22012
3200Marcos de SouzaWN/AWorld Champ.ABSRD22012
3208Roberto AbreuRoberto AbreuWArmbarWorld Champ.ABS1/4F2012
3414Rodrigo RanieriRodrigo RanieriWSubmissionWorld Champ.100KGRD22012
3420Andre SimoesWKatagatameWorld Champ.100KG1/4F2012
3423Andre CamposWBaseball chokeWorld Champ.100KGSF2012
3542Max CarvalhoWPointsEuropean NoGiABSSF2012
3590Renato CardosoRenato CardosoWOmoplataEuropean OpenABS1/4F2013
3595Claudio CalasansClaudio CalasansWPts: 4x0European OpenABSSF2013
3608Lucio RodriguesLucio RodriguesWPts: 4x0European Open100KGF2013
3637UnknownWSubmissionPan AmericanABSRD12013
3649Brent PrimusWArmbarPan AmericanABSRD22013
3654DJ JacksonDJ JacksonWPts: 12x0Pan AmericanABS1/4F2013
3835Israel ReyesWN/AWorld Champ.ABSRDS2013
3848Diogo AlmeidaWN/AWorld Champ.ABSRDS2013
3855Leandro LoLeandro LoWPointsWorld Champ.ABS1/4F2013
3911Lucas SachsWTriangle armbarWorld Champ.100KG1/4F2013
3915Luiz PanzaLuiz PanzaWTriangleWorld Champ.100KGSF2013
3917Joao RochaJoao RochaWPts: 6x0World Champ.100KGF2013
4394Roger AmbrosiWSubmissionPan American100KGRD12014
4399Bernardo SiqueiraWChoke from backPan American100KG1/4F2014
4402Andre CamposWSubmissionPan American100KGSF2014
4622Gustavo SilvaWChokeWorld Champ.ABSRD22014
4632Abraham MarteAbraham MarteWArmbarWorld Champ.ABSRD32014
4641Braulio EstimaBraulio EstimaWPts: 8x0World Champ.ABS1/4F2014
4769Igor SilvaIgor SilvaWChoke from backWorld Champ.100KG1/4F2014
4771Yuri SimoesYuri SimoesWPts: 8x5World Champ.100KGSF2014
4888Jackson SousaJackson SousaWPts: 9x2No Gi WorldsABSRDS2014
4892Josh HingerWArmbarNo Gi WorldsABS1/4F2014
4973Gustavo PiresWTrianglePro LeagueO100KGSF2014
4974Luiz PanzaLuiz PanzaWChoke from backPro LeagueO100KGF2014
4995Tiago GiussaniWKneebarNYC ProO100KGSF2014
4996Abraham MarteAbraham MarteWKneebarNYC ProO100KGF2014
5464Daniel CobbWKneebarPan AmericanABSRD22015
5475AJ AgazarmAJ AgazarmWPointsPan AmericanABSRD32015
5481Luiz PanzaLuiz PanzaWPts: 9x4Pan AmericanABS1/4F2015
5485Alexander TransAlexander TransWPts: 2x0Pan AmericanABSSF2015
5487Leandro LoLeandro LoWLapel chokePan AmericanABSF2015
5594Eduardo TellesEduardo TellesWPts: 8x0Pan American100KG1/4F2015
5598Erberth SantosErberth SantosWKneebarPan American100KGSF2015
6015Roberto AlencarRoberto AlencarWBow and arrowWorld Champ.ABS1/8F2015
6017Erberth SantosErberth SantosWKneebarWorld Champ.ABS1/4F2015
6020Leandro LoLeandro LoWArmbarWorld Champ.ABSSF2015
6131Pedro MouraWArmbarWorld Champ.100KG1/4F2015
6132Igor SilvaIgor SilvaWKneebarWorld Champ.100KGSF2015
6134Joao RochaJoao RochaWPts: 8x2World Champ.100KGF2015

Bernardo Faria vs Tiago Gaia (Nova Uniao)

Bernardo Farias European 2010 (Absolute Division)

 

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