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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, 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)

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

84 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    42 (50%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    0 (0%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    42 (50%)
  • BY DECISION
    0 (0%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

42 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Armbar
26
11
#86e620
Kneebar
14
6
#5AD3D1
Triangle
10
4
#d1212a
Omoplata
10
4
#fad11b
Submission
10
4
#f58822
Choke from back
7
3
#224aba
Choke
5
2
#ff9124
Leglock
2
1
#bf1f6c
Katagatame
2
1
#22c9a5
Baseball choke
2
1
#fad223
Mata leao
2
1
#03861f
Triangle armbar
2
1
#039a1f
Lapel choke
2
1
#03b41f
Bow and arrow
2
1
#03c61f
Cross choke f/ mount
2
1
42
(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
Triangle-armbar
11
1
#5AD3D1
Cross ck. f/ mount
11
1
#d1212a
Choke from back
11
1
#fad11b
Wristlock
11
1
#f58822
Ezekiel
11
1
#224aba
Triangle
11
1
9
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Bernardo Faria Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
2142Roger GracieRoger GracieLEzekielWorld Champ.100KGSF2009
2249Rodrigo CavacaRodrigo CavacaLPointsEuropeanABSSF2010
2312Rafael LovatoRafael LovatoLPts: 7x0Pan American94KGF2010
2464Romulo BarralRomulo BarralLTriangleWorld Champ.ABS1/4F2010
2514Claudio CalasansClaudio CalasansLPts: 4x4, AdvEuropeanABSSF2011
2567Rodolfo VieiraRodolfo VieiraLPts: 8x0Pan American94KGF2011
2572Rodolfo VieiraRodolfo VieiraLPts: 0x0, AdvPan AmericanABSF2011
2593Antonio CarlosAntonio CarlosLTriangle-armbarWorld Pro.92KG1/4F2011
2665Rodolfo VieiraRodolfo VieiraLPts: 9x0World Champ.ABSF2011
2821Rodolfo VieiraRodolfo VieiraLPts: 3x0World Champ.94KGF2011
3141Rodolfo VieiraRodolfo VieiraLPts: 7x0European OpenABSF2012
3174Antonio CarlosAntonio CarlosLPts: 4x2Pan AmericanABSSF2012
3426Alexandre RibeiroAlexandre RibeiroLPts: 2x0World Pro.99KGF2012
3436Rodolfo VieiraRodolfo VieiraLCross ck. f/ mountWorld Pro.ABSSF2012
3509Marcus AlmeidaMarcus AlmeidaLChoke from backWorld Champ.ABSSF2012
3855Joao AssisJoao AssisLPts: 3x0NoGi Worlds100KGSF2012
3876Alexandre RibeiroAlexandre RibeiroLPts: 3x0NoGi WorldsABSSF2012
4042Marcus AlmeidaMarcus AlmeidaLPts: 9x2Pan AmericanABSSF2013
4256Marcus AlmeidaMarcus AlmeidaLPts: 7x4World Champ.ABSSF2013
4819Luiz PanzaLuiz PanzaLArmbarPan American100KGF2014
5090Rodolfo VieiraRodolfo VieiraLWristlockWorld Champ.ABSSF2014
5217Rodolfo VieiraRodolfo VieiraLArmbarWorld Champ.100KGF2014
5353Yuri SimoesYuri SimoesLArmbarNo Gi WorldsABSSF2014
1999Mauro CelsoWPts: 4x0Brasileiro NoGi94KGF2009
2138Rodrigo CompridoRodrigo CompridoWPts: 5x2World Champ.100KGR12009
2308Felipe FogolinWArmbarPan American94KG1/4F2010
2326Abmar BarbosaAbmar BarbosaWPointsPan AmericanABSRD22010
2329Gabriel VellaGabriel VellaWPts: 2x0Pan AmericanABS1/4F2010
2332Rodrigo CavacaRodrigo CavacaWPointsPan AmericanABSSF2010
2334Braga NetoBraga NetoWPts: 2x0Pan AmericanABSF2010
2386Rafael LovatoRafael LovatoWPts: 3x0BrasileiroABSF2010
2430Adriano MacielWCross choke f/ mountWorld Champ.94KGR12010
2432Alexandro CeconiWPointsWorld Champ.94KG1/4F2010
2435Rafael LovatoRafael LovatoWPointsWorld Champ.94KGSF2010
2437Alexandre RibeiroAlexandre RibeiroWPts: 2x0World Champ.94KGF2010
2510Leonardo DavilaLeonardo DavilaWArmbarEuropeanABSR12011
2511Bruno MatiasBruno MatiasWPointsEuropeanABS1/4F2011
2521Fabiano AlvesWTriangleEuropean94KG1/4F2011
2522Helvecio PennaHelvecio PennaWN/AEuropean94KGSF2011
2533Thiago SouzaWOmoplataWorld Pro TrialsO92KGSF2011
2535Igor SilvaIgor SilvaWPts: 7x2World Pro TrialsO92KGF2011
2566Roberto AlencarRoberto AlencarWArmbarPan American94KGSF2011
2653UnknownWOmoplataWorld Champ.ABSRD22011
2658UnknownWChokeWorld Champ.ABSRD32011
2662Rafael LovatoRafael LovatoWPts: 2x0World Champ.ABS1/4F2011
2664Alexandre CeconiAlexandre CeconiWPts: 4x0World Champ.ABSSF2011
2747Luciando QueirozWN/AWorld Champ.94KGRDS2011
2789Luke StewartWTriangleWorld Champ.94KG1/4F2011
3133Lucio LagartoWPts: 4x0European Open100KGF2012
3138Roberto AlencarRoberto AlencarWOmoplataEuropean OpenABS1/4F2012
3140Rafael LovatoRafael LovatoWPts: 4x2European OpenABSSF2012
3145George MurphyWArmbarPan AmericanABSR12012
3166Diogo SilvaWLeglockPan AmericanABSRD22012
3171James PuopoloJames PuopoloWArmbarPan AmericanABS1/4F2012
3265Vitor SchlosserWPointsPan American100KG1/4F2012
3269Joao AssisJoao AssisWPts: 3x2Pan AmericanO100KGSF2012
3271Antonio CarlosAntonio CarlosWPts: 10x5Pan AmericanO100KGF2012
3421Christopher BoweWN/AWorld Pro.99KG1/4F2012
3424Alexandre SouzaAlexandre SouzaWPts: 2x0World Pro.99KGSF2012
3488Oliver GeddesOliver GeddesWPointsWorld Champ.ABSRD22012
3499Marcos de SouzaWN/AWorld Champ.ABSRD22012
3507Roberto AbreuRoberto AbreuWArmbarWorld Champ.ABS1/4F2012
3713Rodrigo RanieriRodrigo RanieriWSubmissionWorld Champ.100KGRD22012
3719Andre SimoesWKatagatameWorld Champ.100KG1/4F2012
3722Andre CamposWBaseball chokeWorld Champ.100KGSF2012
3851James PuopoloJames PuopoloWPointsNoGi Worlds100KG1/4F2012
3875Tarcisio JardimTarcisio JardimWMata leaoNoGi WorldsABS1/4F2012
3893Max CarvalhoWPointsEuropean NoGiABSSF2012
3965Renato CardosoRenato CardosoWOmoplataEuropean OpenABS1/4F2013
3970Claudio CalasansClaudio CalasansWPts: 4x0European OpenABSSF2013
3983Lucio RodriguesLucio RodriguesWPts: 4x0European Open100KGF2013
4023UnknownWSubmissionPan AmericanABSR12013
4035Brent PrimusWArmbarPan AmericanABSRD22013
4040DJ JacksonDJ JacksonWPts: 12x0Pan AmericanABS1/4F2013
4233Israel ReyesWN/AWorld Champ.ABSRDS2013
4246Diogo AlmeidaWN/AWorld Champ.ABSRDS2013
4253Leandro LoLeandro LoWPointsWorld Champ.ABS1/4F2013
4309Lucas SachsWTriangle armbarWorld Champ.100KG1/4F2013
4313Luiz PanzaLuiz PanzaWTriangleWorld Champ.100KGSF2013
4315Joao RochaJoao RochaWPts: 6x0World Champ.100KGF2013
4809Roger AmbrosiWSubmissionPan American100KGR12014
4814Bernardo SiqueiraWChoke from backPan American100KG1/4F2014
4817Andre CamposWSubmissionPan American100KGSF2014
5067Gustavo SilvaWChokeWorld Champ.ABSRD22014
5077Abraham MarteAbraham MarteWArmbarWorld Champ.ABSRD32014
5086Braulio EstimaBraulio EstimaWPts: 8x0World Champ.ABS1/4F2014
5214Igor SilvaIgor SilvaWChoke from backWorld Champ.100KG1/4F2014
5216Yuri SimoesYuri SimoesWPts: 8x5World Champ.100KGSF2014
5344Jackson SousaJackson SousaWPts: 9x2No Gi WorldsABSRDS2014
5348Josh HingerWArmbarNo Gi WorldsABS1/4F2014
5429Gustavo PiresWTrianglePro LeagueO100KGSF2014
5430Luiz PanzaLuiz PanzaWChoke from backPro LeagueO100KGF2014
5451Tiago GiussaniWKneebarNYC ProO100KGSF2014
5452Abraham MarteAbraham MarteWKneebarNYC ProO100KGF2014
5952Daniel CobbWKneebarPan AmericanABSRD22015
5963AJ AgazarmAJ AgazarmWPointsPan AmericanABSRD32015
5969Luiz PanzaLuiz PanzaWPts: 9x4Pan AmericanABS1/4F2015
5973Alexander TransAlexander TransWPts: 2x0Pan AmericanABSSF2015
5975Leandro LoLeandro LoWLapel chokePan AmericanABSF2015
6081Eduardo TellesEduardo TellesWPts: 8x0Pan American100KG1/4F2015
6085Erberth SantosErberth SantosWKneebarPan American100KGSF2015
6514Roberto AlencarRoberto AlencarWBow and arrowWorld Champ.ABS1/8F2015
6516Erberth SantosErberth SantosWKneebarWorld Champ.ABS1/4F2015
6519Leandro LoLeandro LoWArmbarWorld Champ.ABSSF2015
6630Pedro MouraWArmbarWorld Champ.100KG1/4F2015
6631Igor SilvaIgor SilvaWKneebarWorld Champ.100KGSF2015
6633Joao RochaJoao RochaWPts: 8x2World Champ.100KGF2015

Bernardo Faria vs Tiago Gaia (Nova Uniao)

Bernardo Farias European 2010 (Absolute Division)

 

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