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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 Grappling Record

53 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    26 (49%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    0 (0%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    27 (51%)
  • BY DECISION
    0 (0%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

27 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Armbar
22
6
#86e620
Submission
15
4
#5AD3D1
Choke from back
11
3
#d1212a
Omoplata
11
3
#fad11b
Triangle
11
3
#f58822
Choke
7
2
#224aba
Kneebar
7
2
#ff9124
Leglock
4
1
#bf1f6c
Katagatame
4
1
#22c9a5
Baseball choke
4
1
#fad223
Triangle armbar
4
1
27
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
17 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    8 (47%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    1 (6%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    8 (47%)
  • BY DECISION
    0 (0%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

8 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
Armbar
38
3
#86e620
Ezekiel choke
13
1
#5AD3D1
Triangle-armbar
13
1
#d1212a
Cross ck. f/ mount
13
1
#fad11b
Choke from back
13
1
#f58822
Wristlock
13
1
8
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Bernardo Faria Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
7806Roger GracieRoger GracieLEzekiel chokeWorld Champ.U100kgSemi f.2009
7908Rafael LovatoRafael LovatoLPts: 7x0Pan AmericanU94kgFinal2010
8085Claudio CalasansClaudio CalasansLPts: 4x4, AdvEuropeanAbsoluteSemi f.2011
8143Antonio Carlos JuniorAntonio Carlos JuniorLTriangle-armbarWorld Pro.U92kg1/4 final2011
8232Rodolfo VieiraRodolfo VieiraLPts: 9x0World Champ.AbsoluteFinal2011
8505Rodolfo VieiraRodolfo VieiraLPts: 3x0World Champ.U94kgFinal2011
8910Rodolfo VieiraRodolfo VieiraLPts: 7x0European OpenAbsoluteFinal2012
8957Antonio CarlosAntonio CarlosLPts: 4x2Pan AmericanAbsoluteSemi f.2012
9274Alexandre RibeiroAlexandre RibeiroLPts: 2x0World Pro.U99kgFinal2012
9292Rodolfo VieiraRodolfo VieiraLCross ck. f/ mountWorld Pro.AbsoluteSemi f.2012
9441Marcus AlmeidaMarcus AlmeidaLChoke from backWorld Champ.AbsoluteSemi f.2012
10048Marcus AlmeidaMarcus AlmeidaLPts: 9x2Pan AmericanAbsolutesemi f.2013
10409Marcus AlmeidaMarcus AlmeidaLPts: 7x4World Champ.AbsoluteSemi f.2013
10960Luiz PanzaLuiz PanzaLArmbarPan AmericanU100kgFinal2014
11246Rodolfo VieiraRodolfo VieiraLWristlockWorld Champ.AbsoluteSemi f.2014
11479Rodolfo VieiraRodolfo VieiraLArmbarWorld Champ.U100kgFinal2014
11662Yuri SimoesYuri SimoesLArmbarNo Gi WorldsAbsoluteSemi f.2014
7799Rodrigo CompridoRodrigo CompridoWPts: 5x2World Champ.U100kgRd 12009
7912Braga NetoBraga NetoWPts: 2x0Pan AmericanAbsoluteFinal2010
7978Rafael LovatoRafael LovatoWPts: 3x0BrasileiroAbsoluteFinal2010
8003Alexandre RibeiroAlexandre RibeiroWPts: 2x0World Champ.U94kgFinal2010
8210UnknownWOmoplataWorld Champ.AbsoluteRd 22011
8219UnknownWChokeWorld Champ.AbsoluteRd 32011
8227Rafael LovatoRafael LovatoWPts: 2x0World Champ.Absolute1/4 final2011
8230Alexandre CeconiAlexandre CeconiWPts: 4x0World Champ.AbsoluteSemi f.2011
8378Luciando QueirozWN/AWorld Champ.U94kgRounds2011
8448Luke StewartWTriangleWorld Champ.U94kg1/4 Final2011
8899Lucio LagartoWPts: 4x0European OpenU100kgFinal2012
8906Roberto AlencarRoberto AlencarWOmoplataEuropean OpenAbsolute1/4 final2012
8909Rafael LovatoRafael LovatoWPts: 4x2European OpenAbsoluteSemi f.2012
8916George MurphyWArmbarPan AmericanAbsoluteRd 12012
8946Diogo SilvaWLeglockPan AmericanAbsoluteRd 22012
8953James PuopoloJames PuopoloWArmbarPan AmericanAbsolute1/4 final2012
9117Vitor SchlosserWPointsPan AmericanU100kg1/4 final2012
9125Joao AssisJoao AssisWPts: 3x2Pan AmericanO100kgSemi f.2012
9128Antonio CarlosAntonio CarlosWPts: 10x5Pan AmericanO100kgFinal2012
9267Christopher BoweWN/AWorld Pro.U99kg1/4 final2012
9271Alexandre SouzaAlexandre SouzaWPts: 2x0World Pro.U99kgSemi f.2012
9386Oliver GeddesOliver GeddesWPointsWorld Champ.AbsoluteRd 22012
9414Marcos de SouzaWN/AWorld Champ.AbsoluteRd 22012
9436Roberto AbreuRoberto AbreuWArmbarWorld Champ.Absolute1/4 final2012
9754Rodrigo RanieriRodrigo RanieriWSubmissionWorld Champ.U100kgRd 22012
9762Andre SimoesWKatagatameWorld Champ.O100kg1/4 final2012
9766Andre CamposWBaseball chokeWorld Champ.O100kgSemi f.2012
9941Renato CardosoRenato CardosoWOmoplataEuropean OpenAbsolute1/4 final2013
9953Claudio CalasansClaudio CalasansWPts: 4x0European OpenAbsoluteSemi f.2013
9979Lucio RodriguesLucio RodriguesWPts: 4x0European OpenU100kgFinal2013
10014UnknownWSubmissionPan AmericanAbsoluteRd 12013
10036Brent PrimusWArmbarPan AmericanAbsoluteRd 22013
10045DJ JacksonDJ JacksonWPts: 12x0Pan AmericanAbsolute1/4 final2013
10368Israel ReyesWN/AWorld Champ.AbsoluteRounds2013
10391Diogo AlmeidaWN/AWorld Champ.AbsoluteRounds2013
10404Leandro LoLeandro LoWPointsWorld Champ.Absolute1/4 Final2013
10502Lucas SachsWTriangle armbarWorld Champ.U100kg1/4 Final2013
10509Luiz PanzaLuiz PanzaWTriangleWorld Champ.U100kgSemi f.2013
10513Joao RochaJoao RochaWPts: 6x0World Champ.U100kgFinal2013
10946Roger AmbrosiWSubmissionPan AmericanU100kgRd12014
10953Bernardo SiqueiraWChoke from backPan AmericanU100kg1/4 final2014
10957Andre CamposWSubmissionPan AmericanU100kgSemi f.2014
11208Gustavo SilvaWChokeWorld Champ.AbsoluteRd22014
11223Abraham MarteAbraham MarteWArmbarWorld Champ.AbsoluteRd 32014
11239Braulio EstimaBraulio EstimaWPts: 8x0World Champ.Absolute1/4 Final2014
11473Igor SilvaIgor SilvaWChoke from backWorld Champ.U100kg1/4 Final2014
11477Yuri SimoesYuri SimoesWPts: 8x5World Champ.U100kgSemi f.2014
11645Jackson SousaJackson SousaWPts: 9x2No Gi WorldsAbsoluteRounds2014
11652Josh HingerWArmbarNo Gi WorldsAbsolute1/4 final2014
11835Gustavo PiresWTrianglePro LeagueO100kgSemi f.2014
11838Luiz PanzaLuiz PanzaWChoke from backPro LeagueO100kgFinal2014
11895Tiago GiussaniWKneebarNYC ProO100kgSemi f.2014
11897Abraham MarteAbraham MarteWKneebarNYC ProO100kgFinal2014

Bernardo Faria vs Tiago Gaia (Nova Uniao)

Bernardo Farias European 2010 (Absolute Division)

 

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