Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Team History, Fighter Stats, Biographies and News

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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 (2016 absolute, 2015/2010 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

92 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    43 (47%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    0 (0%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    49 (53%)
  • BY DECISION
    0 (0%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

49 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Armbar
22
11
#86e620
Kneebar
12
6
#5AD3D1
Triangle
10
5
#d1212a
Omoplata
8
4
#fad11b
Submission
8
4
#f58822
Choke from back
8
4
#224aba
Dogbar
4
2
#ff9124
Choke
4
2
#bf1f6c
Triangle armbar
4
2
#22c9a5
Arm in ezekiel
2
1
#fad223
Cross choke f/ mount
2
1
#03861f
Dogbar/Kneebar
2
1
#039a1f
Leglock
2
1
#03b41f
Katagatame
2
1
#03c61f
Baseball choke
2
1
#03d61f
RNC
2
1
#03f61f
Lapel choke
2
1
#82ff5f
Bow and arrow
2
1
49
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
24 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    12 (50%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    2 (8%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    10 (42%)
  • BY DECISION
    0 (0%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

10 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
Armbar
40
4
#86e620
Ezekiel
10
1
#5AD3D1
Triangle
10
1
#d1212a
Triangle-armbar
10
1
#fad11b
Cross ck. f/ mount
10
1
#f58822
Choke from back
10
1
#224aba
Wristlock
10
1
10
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Bernardo Faria Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
2331Roger GracieRoger GracieLEzekielWorld Champ.100KGSF2009
2467Rodrigo CavacaRodrigo CavacaLPointsEuropeanABSSF2010
2530Rafael LovatoRafael LovatoLPts: 7x0Pan American94KGF2010
2708Romulo BarralRomulo BarralLTriangleWorld Champ.ABS1/4F2010
2770Claudio CalasansClaudio CalasansLPts: 4x4, AdvEuropeanABSSF2011
2823Rodolfo VieiraRodolfo VieiraLPts: 8x0Pan American94KGF2011
2828Rodolfo VieiraRodolfo VieiraLPts: 0x0, AdvPan AmericanABSF2011
2849Antonio CarlosAntonio CarlosLTriangle-armbarWorld Pro.92KG1/4F2011
2921Rodolfo VieiraRodolfo VieiraLPts: 9x0World Champ.ABSF2011
3077Rodolfo VieiraRodolfo VieiraLPts: 3x0World Champ.94KGF2011
3429Rodolfo VieiraRodolfo VieiraLPts: 7x0European OpenABSF2012
3462Antonio CarlosAntonio CarlosLPts: 4x2Pan AmericanABSSF2012
3718Alexandre RibeiroAlexandre RibeiroLPts: 2x0World Pro.99KGF2012
3728Rodolfo VieiraRodolfo VieiraLCross ck. f/ mountWorld Pro.ABSSF2012
3804Marcus AlmeidaMarcus AlmeidaLChoke from backWorld Champ.ABSSF2012
4151Joao AssisJoao AssisLPts: 3x0NoGi Worlds100KGSF2012
4172Alexandre RibeiroAlexandre RibeiroLPts: 3x0NoGi WorldsABSSF2012
4396Marcus AlmeidaMarcus AlmeidaLPts: 9x2Pan AmericanABSSF2013
4612Marcus AlmeidaMarcus AlmeidaLPts: 7x4World Champ.ABSSF2013
5229Luiz PanzaLuiz PanzaLArmbarPan American100KGF2014
5521Rodolfo VieiraRodolfo VieiraLWristlockWorld Champ.ABSSF2014
5648Rodolfo VieiraRodolfo VieiraLArmbarWorld Champ.100KGF2014
5797Yuri SimoesYuri SimoesLArmbarNo Gi WorldsABSSF2014
9677Erberth SantosErberth SantosLArmbarWorld Champ.ABSSF2016
2169Mauro CelsoWPts: 4x0Brasileiro NoGi94KGF2009
2327Rodrigo CompridoRodrigo CompridoWPts: 5x2World Champ.100KGR12009
2526Felipe FogolinWArmbarPan American94KG1/4F2010
2546Abmar BarbosaAbmar BarbosaWPointsPan AmericanABSR22010
2549Gabriel VellaGabriel VellaWPts: 2x0Pan AmericanABS1/4F2010
2552Rodrigo CavacaRodrigo CavacaWPointsPan AmericanABSSF2010
2554Braga NetoBraga NetoWPts: 2x0Pan AmericanABSF2010
2622Rafael LovatoRafael LovatoWPts: 3x0BrasileiroABSF2010
2674Adriano MacielWCross choke f/ mountWorld Champ.94KGR12010
2676Alexandro CeconiWPointsWorld Champ.94KG1/4F2010
2679Rafael LovatoRafael LovatoWPointsWorld Champ.94KGSF2010
2681Alexandre RibeiroAlexandre RibeiroWPts: 2x0World Champ.94KGF2010
2766Leonardo DavilaLeonardo DavilaWArmbarEuropeanABSR12011
2767Bruno MatiasBruno MatiasWPointsEuropeanABS1/4F2011
2777Fabiano AlvesWTriangleEuropean94KG1/4F2011
2778Helvecio PennaHelvecio PennaWN/AEuropean94KGSF2011
2789Thiago SouzaWOmoplataWorld Pro TrialsO92KGSF2011
2791Igor SilvaIgor SilvaWPts: 7x2World Pro TrialsO92KGF2011
2822Roberto AlencarRoberto AlencarWArmbarPan American94KGSF2011
2909UnknownWOmoplataWorld Champ.ABSR22011
2914UnknownWChokeWorld Champ.ABSR32011
2918Rafael LovatoRafael LovatoWPts: 2x0World Champ.ABS1/4F2011
2920Alexandre CeconiAlexandre CeconiWPts: 4x0World Champ.ABSSF2011
3003Luciando QueirozWN/AWorld Champ.94KGRDS2011
3045Luke StewartWTriangleWorld Champ.94KG1/4F2011
3420Lucio LagartoWPts: 4x0European Open100KGF2012
3426Roberto AlencarRoberto AlencarWOmoplataEuropean OpenABS1/4F2012
3428Rafael LovatoRafael LovatoWPts: 4x2European OpenABSSF2012
3433George MurphyWArmbarPan AmericanABSR12012
3454Diogo SilvaWLeglockPan AmericanABSR22012
3459James PuopoloJames PuopoloWArmbarPan AmericanABS1/4F2012
3553Vitor SchlosserWPointsPan American100KG1/4F2012
3557Joao AssisJoao AssisWPts: 3x2Pan AmericanO100KGSF2012
3559Antonio CarlosAntonio CarlosWPts: 10x5Pan AmericanO100KGF2012
3713Christopher BoweWN/AWorld Pro.99KG1/4F2012
3716Alexandre SouzaAlexandre SouzaWPts: 2x0World Pro.99KGSF2012
3783Oliver GeddesOliver GeddesWPointsWorld Champ.ABSR22012
3794Marcos de SouzaWN/AWorld Champ.ABSR22012
3802Roberto AbreuRoberto AbreuWArmbarWorld Champ.ABS1/4F2012
4009Rodrigo RanieriRodrigo RanieriWSubmissionWorld Champ.100KGR22012
4015Andre SimoesWKatagatameWorld Champ.100KG1/4F2012
4018Andre CamposWBaseball chokeWorld Champ.100KGSF2012
4147James PuopoloJames PuopoloWPointsNoGi Worlds100KG1/4F2012
4171Tarcisio JardimTarcisio JardimWRNCNoGi WorldsABS1/4F2012
4192Max CarvalhoWPointsEuropean NoGiABSSF2012
4305Renato CardosoRenato CardosoWOmoplataEuropean OpenABS1/4F2013
4310Claudio CalasansClaudio CalasansWPts: 4x0European OpenABSSF2013
4329Lucio RodriguesLucio RodriguesWPts: 4x0European Open100KGF2013
4377UnknownWSubmissionPan AmericanABSR12013
4389Brent PrimusWArmbarPan AmericanABSR22013
4394DJ JacksonDJ JacksonWPts: 12x0Pan AmericanABS1/4F2013
4589Israel ReyesWN/AWorld Champ.ABSRDS2013
4602Diogo AlmeidaDiogo AlmeidaWN/AWorld Champ.ABSRDS2013
4609Leandro LoLeandro LoWPointsWorld Champ.ABS1/4F2013
4665Lucas SachsWTriangle armbarWorld Champ.100KG1/4F2013
4669Luiz PanzaLuiz PanzaWTriangleWorld Champ.100KGSF2013
4671Joao RochaJoao RochaWPts: 6x0World Champ.100KGF2013
5219Roger AmbrosiWSubmissionPan American100KGR12014
5224Bernardo SiqueiraWChoke from backPan American100KG1/4F2014
5227Andre CamposWSubmissionPan American100KGSF2014
5498Gustavo SilvaWChokeWorld Champ.ABSR22014
5508Abraham MarteAbraham MarteWArmbarWorld Champ.ABSR32014
5517Braulio EstimaBraulio EstimaWPts: 8x0World Champ.ABS1/4F2014
5645Igor SilvaIgor SilvaWChoke from backWorld Champ.100KG1/4F2014
5647Yuri SimoesYuri SimoesWPts: 8x5World Champ.100KGSF2014
5788Jackson SousaJackson SousaWPts: 9x2No Gi WorldsABSRDS2014
5792Josh HingerJosh HingerWArmbarNo Gi WorldsABS1/4F2014
5874Gustavo PiresGustavo PiresWTriangleIBJJF Pro LeagueO100KGSF2014
5875Luiz PanzaLuiz PanzaWChoke from backIBJJF Pro LeagueO100KGF2014
5896Tiago GiussaniWKneebarNYC ProO100KGSF2014
5897Abraham MarteAbraham MarteWKneebarNYC ProO100KGF2014
6477Daniel CobbWKneebarPan AmericanABSR22015
6488AJ AgazarmAJ AgazarmWPointsPan AmericanABSR32015
6494Luiz PanzaLuiz PanzaWPts: 9x4Pan AmericanABS1/4F2015
6498Alexander TransAlexander TransWPts: 2x0Pan AmericanABSSF2015
6500Leandro LoLeandro LoWLapel chokePan AmericanABSF2015
6605Eduardo TellesEduardo TellesWPts: 8x0Pan American100KG1/4F2015
6609Erberth SantosErberth SantosWKneebarPan American100KGSF2015
7099Roberto AlencarRoberto AlencarWBow and arrowWorld Champ.ABS1/8F2015
7101Erberth SantosErberth SantosWKneebarWorld Champ.ABS1/4F2015
7104Leandro LoLeandro LoWArmbarWorld Champ.ABSSF2015
7215Pedro MouraWArmbarWorld Champ.100KG1/4F2015
7216Igor SilvaIgor SilvaWKneebarWorld Champ.100KGSF2015
7218Joao RochaJoao RochaWPts: 8x2World Champ.100KGF2015
8982Ezra LenonWDogbarPan AmericanABSR22016
8986Victor SilverioVictor SilverioWTrianglePan AmericanABS1/8F2016
8994Gabriel ArgesGabriel ArgesWDogbarPan AmericanABS1/4F2016
8995Tim SpriggsTim SpriggsWChoke from backPan AmericanABSSF2016
8997Leandro LoLeandro LoWArm in ezekielPan AmericanABSF2016
9658Aaron JohnsonWTriangle armbarWorld Champ.ABSR22016
9668Alexandre CeconiAlexandre CeconiWDogbar/KneebarWorld Champ.ABS1/8F2016
9676Rodrigo CavacaRodrigo CavacaWPointsWorld Champ.ABS1/4F2016

Bernardo Faria vs Tiago Gaia (Nova Uniao)

Bernardo Farias European 2010 (Absolute Division)

 

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