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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: n/a

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 Fight Stats

1 by sub
26 by Points (49%)
0 by Advantages (0%)
0 by Penalties (0%)
27 by Submission (51%)
0 by Decision (0%)
0 by Disqualified (0%)
6 by Armbar (22%)
1 by Baseball choke (4%)
Baseball choke
2 by Choke (7%)
3 by Choke from back (11%)
Choke from back
1 by Katagatame (4%)
2 by Kneebar (7%)
1 by Leglock (4%)
3 by Omoplata (11%)
4 by Submission (15%)
3 by Triangle (11%)
1 by Triangle armbar (4%)
Triangle armbar
8 by Points (47.06%)
1 by Advantages (6%)
0 by Penalties (0%)
8 by Submission (47.06%)
0 by Decision (0%)
0 by Disqualified (0%)
3 by Armbar (38%)
1 by Choke from back (13%)
Choke from back
1 by Cross choke f/ mount (13%)
Cross choke f/ mount
1 by Ezekiel choke (13%)
Ezekiel choke
1 by Triangle-armbar (13%)
1 by Wristlock (13%)

Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
1133Roger GracieRoger GracieLEzekiel chokeWorld Champ.U100kgSemi f.2009
1180Rafael LovatoRafael LovatoLPts: 7x0Pan AmericanU94kgFinal2010
1247Claudio CalasansClaudio CalasansLPts: 4x4, AdvEuropeanAbsoluteSemi f.2011
1272Antonio Carlos JuniorAntonio Carlos JuniorLTriangle-armbarWorld Pro.U92kg1/4 final2011
1324Rodolfo VieiraRodolfo VieiraLPts: 9x0World Champ.AbsoluteFinal2011
1481Rodolfo VieiraRodolfo VieiraLPts: 3x0World Champ.U94kgFinal2011
1702Rodolfo VieiraRodolfo VieiraLPts: 7x0European OpenAbsoluteFinal2012
1735Antonio CarlosAntonio CarlosLPts: 4x2Pan AmericanAbsoluteSemi f.2012
1914Alexandre RibeiroAlexandre RibeiroLPts: 2x0World Pro.U99kgFinal2012
1924Rodolfo VieiraRodolfo VieiraLCross choke f/ mountWorld Pro.AbsoluteSemi f.2012
1981Marcus AlmeidaMarcus AlmeidaLChoke from backWorld Champ.AbsoluteSemi f.2012
2339Marcus AlmeidaMarcus AlmeidaLPts: 9x2Pan AmericanAbsolutesemi f.2013
2519Marcus AlmeidaMarcus AlmeidaLPts: 7x4World Champ.AbsoluteSemi f.2013
2836Luiz PanzaLuiz PanzaLArmbarPan AmericanU100kgFinal2014
2976Rodolfo VieiraRodolfo VieiraLWristlockWorld Champ.AbsoluteSemi f.2014
3101Rodolfo VieiraRodolfo VieiraLArmbarWorld Champ.U100kgFinal2014
3191Yuri SimoesYuri SimoesLArmbarNo Gi WorldsAbsoluteSemi f.2014
1129Rodrigo CompridoRodrigo CompridoWPts: 5x2World Champ.U100kgRd 12009
1182Braga NetoBraga NetoWPts: 2x0Pan AmericanAbsoluteFinal2010
1217Rafael LovatoRafael LovatoWPts: 3x0BrasileiroAbsoluteFinal2010
1229Alexandre RibeiroAlexandre RibeiroWPts: 2x0World Champ.U94kgFinal2010
1312UnknownWOmoplataWorld Champ.AbsoluteRd 22011
1317UnknownWChokeWorld Champ.AbsoluteRd 32011
1321Rafael LovatoRafael LovatoWPts: 2x0World Champ.Absolute1/4 final2011
1323Alexandre CeconiAlexandre CeconiWPts: 4x0World Champ.AbsoluteSemi f.2011
1407Luciando QueirozWN/AWorld Champ.U94kg2nd2011
1449Luke StewartWTriangleWorld Champ.U94kg1/4 Final2011
1694Lucio LagartoWPts: 4x0European OpenU100kgFinal2012
1699Roberto AlencarRoberto AlencarWOmoplataEuropean OpenAbsolute1/4 final2012
1701Rafael LovatoRafael LovatoWPts: 4x2European OpenAbsoluteSemi f.2012
1706George MurphyWArmbarPan AmericanAbsoluteRd 12012
1727Diogo SilvaWLeglockPan AmericanAbsoluteRd 22012
1732James PuopoloJames PuopoloWArmbarPan AmericanAbsolute1/4 final2012
1823Vitor SchlosserWPointsPan AmericanU100kg1/4 final2012
1827Joao AssisJoao AssisWPts: 3x2Pan AmericanO100kgSemi f.2012
1829Antonio CarlosAntonio CarlosWPts: 10x5Pan AmericanO100kgFinal2012
1909Christopher BoweWN/AWorld Pro.U99kg1/4 final2012
1912Alexandre SouzaAlexandre SouzaWPts: 2x0World Pro.U99kgSemi f.2012
1960Oliver GeddesOliver GeddesWPointsWorld Champ.AbsoluteRd 22012
1971Marcos de SouzaWN/AWorld Champ.AbsoluteRd 22012
1979Roberto AbreuRoberto AbreuWArmbarWorld Champ.Absolute1/4 final2012
2182Rodrigo RanieriRodrigo RanieriWSubmissionWorld Champ.U100kgRd 22012
2188Andre SimoesWKatagatameWorld Champ.O100kg1/4 final2012
2191Andre CamposWBaseball chokeWorld Champ.O100kgSemi f.2012
2286Renato CardosoRenato CardosoWOmoplataEuropean OpenAbsolute1/4 final2013
2291Claudio CalasansClaudio CalasansWPts: 4x0European OpenAbsoluteSemi f.2013
2300Lucio RodriguesLucio RodriguesWPts: 4x0European OpenU100kgFinal2013
2320UnknownWSubmissionPan AmericanAbsoluteRd 12013
2332Brent PrimusWArmbarPan AmericanAbsoluteRd 22013
2337DJ JacksonDJ JacksonWPts: 12x0Pan AmericanAbsolute1/4 final2013
2496Israel ReyesWN/AWorld Champ.AbsoluteRounds2013
2509Diogo AlmeidaWN/AWorld Champ.AbsoluteRounds2013
2516Leandro LoLeandro LoWPointsWorld Champ.Absolute1/4 Final2013
2570Lucas SachsWTriangle armbarWorld Champ.U100kg1/4 Final2013
2574Luiz PanzaLuiz PanzaWTriangleWorld Champ.U100kgSemi f.2013
2576Joao RochaJoao RochaWPts: 6x0World Champ.U100kgFinal2013
2826Roger AmbrosiWSubmissionPan AmericanU100kgRd12014
2831Bernardo SiqueiraWChoke from backPan AmericanU100kg1/4 final2014
2834Andre CamposWSubmissionPan AmericanU100kgSemi f.2014
2954Gustavo SilvaWChokeWorld Champ.AbsoluteRd22014
2963Abraham MarteAbraham MarteWArmbarWorld Champ.AbsoluteRd 32014
2972Braulio EstimaBraulio EstimaWPts: 8x0World Champ.Absolute1/4 Final2014
3098Igor SilvaIgor SilvaWChoke from backWorld Champ.U100kg1/4 Final2014
3100Yuri SimoesYuri SimoesWPts: 8x5World Champ.U100kgSemi f.2014
3182Jackson SousaJackson SousaWPts: 9x2No Gi WorldsAbsoluteRounds2014
3186Josh HingerWArmbarNo Gi WorldsAbsolute1/4 final2014
3259Gustavo PiresWTrianglePro LeagueO100kgSemi f.2014
3260Luiz PanzaLuiz PanzaWChoke from backPro LeagueO100kgFinal2014
3279Tiago GiussaniWKneebarNYC ProO100kgSemi f.2014
3280Abraham MarteAbraham MarteWKneebarNYC ProO100kgFinal2014

Bernardo Faria vs Tiago Gaia (Nova Uniao)

Bernardo Farias European 2010 (Absolute Division)


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