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, 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 Fight Stats

1 by sub
25 by Points (53%)
0 by Advantages (0%)
0 by Penalties (0%)
22 by Submission (47%)
0 by Decision (0%)
0 by Disqualified (0%)
5 by Armbar (23%)
1 by Baseball choke (5%)
Baseball choke
2 by Choke (9%)
2 by Choke from back (9%)
Choke from back
1 by Katagatame (5%)
1 by Leglock (5%)
3 by Omoplata (14%)
4 by Submission (18%)
2 by Triangle (9%)
1 by Triangle armbar (5%)
Triangle armbar
8 by Points (50%)
1 by Advantages (6%)
0 by Penalties (0%)
7 by Submission (43.75%)
0 by Decision (0%)
0 by Disqualified (0%)
2 by Armbar (29%)
1 by Choke from back (14%)
Choke from back
1 by Cross choke f/ mount (14%)
Cross choke f/ mount
1 by Ezekiel choke (14%)
Ezekiel choke
1 by Triangle-armbar (14%)
1 by Wristlock (14%)

Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
843Roger GracieRoger GracieLEzekiel chokeWorld Champ.U100kgSemi f.2009
886Rafael LovatoRafael LovatoLPts: 7x0Pan AmericanU94kgFinal2010
933Claudio CalasansClaudio CalasansLPts: 4x4, AdvEuropeanAbsoluteSemi f.2011
954Antonio Carlos JuniorAntonio Carlos JuniorLTriangle-armbarWorld Pro.U92kg1/4 final2011
1003Rodolfo VieiraRodolfo VieiraLPts: 9x0World Champ.AbsoluteFinal2011
1160Rodolfo VieiraRodolfo VieiraLPts: 3x0World Champ.U94kgFinal2011
1361Rodolfo VieiraRodolfo VieiraLPts: 7x0European OpenAbsoluteFinal2012
1393Antonio CarlosAntonio CarlosLPts: 4x2Pan AmericanAbsoluteSemi f.2012
1564Alexandre RibeiroAlexandre RibeiroLPts: 2x0World Pro.U99kgFinal2012
1574Rodolfo VieiraRodolfo VieiraLCross choke f/ mountWorld Pro.AbsoluteSemi f.2012
1623Marcus AlmeidaMarcus AlmeidaLChoke from backWorld Champ.AbsoluteSemi f.2012
1960Marcus AlmeidaMarcus AlmeidaLPts: 9x2Pan AmericanAbsolutesemi f.2013
2124Marcus AlmeidaMarcus AlmeidaLPts: 7x4World Champ.AbsoluteSemi Final2013
2394Luiz PanzaLuiz PanzaLArmbarPan AmericanU100kgFinal2014
2485Rodolfo VieiraRodolfo VieiraLWristlockWorld Champ.AbsoluteSemi f.2014
2609Rodolfo VieiraRodolfo VieiraLArmbarWorld Champ.U100kgFinal2014
839Rodrigo CompridoRodrigo CompridoWPts: 5x2World Champ.U100kgRd 12009
888Braga NetoBraga NetoWPts: 2x0Pan AmericanAbsoluteFinal2010
905Rafael LovatoRafael LovatoWPts: 3x0BrasileiroAbsoluteFinal2010
916Alexandre RibeiroAlexandre RibeiroWPts: 2x0World Champ.U94kgFinal2010
991UnknownWOmoplataWorld Champ.AbsoluteRd 22011
996UnknownWChokeWorld Champ.AbsoluteRd 32011
1000Rafael LovatoRafael LovatoWPts: 2x0World Champ.Absolute1/4 final2011
1002Alexandre CeconiAlexandre CeconiWPts: 4x0World Champ.AbsoluteSemi f.2011
1086Luciando QueirozWN/AWorld Champ.U94kg2nd2011
1128Luke StewartWTriangleWorld Champ.U94kg1/4 Final2011
1353Lucio LagartoWPts: 4x0European OpenU100kgFinal2012
1358Roberto TussaWOmoplataEuropean OpenAbsolute1/4 final2012
1360Rafael LovatoRafael LovatoWPts: 4x2European OpenAbsoluteSemi f.2012
1364George MurphyWArmbarPan AmericanAbsoluteRd 12012
1385Diogo SilvaWLeglockPan AmericanAbsoluteRd 22012
1390James PuopoloJames PuopoloWArmbarPan AmericanAbsolute1/4 final2012
1481Vitor SchlosserWPointsPan AmericanU100kg1/4 final2012
1485Joao AssisJoao AssisWPts: 3x2Pan AmericanO100kgSemi f.2012
1487Antonio CarlosAntonio CarlosWPts: 10x5Pan AmericanO100kgFinal2012
1559Christopher BoweWN/AWorld Pro.U99kg1/4 final2012
1562Alexandre SouzaAlexandre SouzaWPts: 2x0World Pro.U99kgSemi f.2012
1602Oliver GeddesOliver GeddesWPointsWorld Champ.AbsoluteRd 22012
1613Marcos de SouzaWN/AWorld Champ.AbsoluteRd 22012
1621Roberto AbreuRoberto AbreuWArmbarWorld Champ.Absolute1/4 final2012
1824Rodrigo RanieriRodrigo RanieriWSubmissionWorld Champ.U100kgRd 22012
1830Andre SimoesWKatagatameWorld Champ.O100kg1/4 final2012
1833Andre CamposWBaseball chokeWorld Champ.O100kgSemi f.2012
1909Renato CardosoRenato CardosoWOmoplataEuropean OpenAbsolute1/4 final2013
1914Claudio CalasansClaudio CalasansWPts: 4x0European OpenAbsoluteSemi f.2013
1923Lucio RodriguesLucio RodriguesWPts: 4x0European OpenU100kgFinal2013
1941UnknownWSubmissionPan AmericanAbsoluteRd 12013
1953Brent PrimusWArmbarPan AmericanAbsoluteRd 22013
1958DJ JacksonDJ JacksonWPts: 12x0Pan AmericanAbsolute1/4 final2013
2101Israel ReyesWN/AWorld Champ.AbsoluteRounds2013
2114Diogo AlmeidaWN/AWorld Champ.AbsoluteRounds2013
2121Leandro LoLeandro LoWPointsWorld Champ.Absolute1/4 Final2013
2174Lucas SachsWTriangle armbarWorld Champ.U100kg1/4 Final2013
2178Luiz PanzaLuiz PanzaWTriangleWorld Champ.U100kgSemi Final2013
2180Joao RochaJoao RochaWPts: 6x0World Champ.U100kgFinal2013
2384Roger AmbrosiWSubmissionPan AmericanU100kgRd12014
2389Bernardo SiqueiraWChoke from backPan AmericanU100kg1/4 final2014
2392Andre CamposWSubmissionPan AmericanU100kgSemi f.2014
2463Gustavo SilvaWChokeWorld Champ.AbsoluteRd22014
2472Abraham MarteAbraham MarteWArmbarWorld Champ.AbsoluteRd 32014
2481Braulio EstimaBraulio EstimaWPts: 8x0World Champ.Absolute1/4 Final2014
2606Igor SilvaIgor SilvaWChoke from backWorld Champ.U100kg1/4 Final2014
2608Yuri SimoesYuri SimoesWPts: 8x5World Champ.U100kgSemi f.2014

Bernardo Faria vs Tiago Gaia (Nova Uniao)

Bernardo Farias European 2010 (Absolute Division)


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