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

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Claudio Calasans

Claudio Calasans is a Judo and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu black belt, considered by many BJJ enthusiasts as one of the top grappling middleweights in the world. Claudio Calasans fights for the talented Atos Jiu Jitsu academy from Rio Claro, Brazil, being the training partner of stars such as Andre Galvao, Guilherme & Rafael Mendes as well as Bruno Frazatto.

Claudio Calasans Jiu Jitsu

Full Name: Cláudio Calasans Camargo Junior

Nickname: he is often called “Juninho” which stands for little junior

Lineage: Mitsuyo Maeda > Carlos Gracie > Reyson Gracie > Osvaldo Alves > Sergio Lisboa > Erivaldo Junior > Claudio Calasans

Main Achievements/Record:

  • Pan American Champion (2011, 2o12 IBJJF)
  • World Cup Champion – CBJJO (2006)
  • World Champion – CBJJE (2008)
  • 4x World Pro Cup Champion (2010 weight and absolute, 2011, 2012)
  • European Champion (2011, 2013, 2014)
  • South American Champion – CBJJE (2009)
  • Desafio Black Belt Champion (2012)
  • Brazilian ADCC Trials Champion 2011 (Grappling)
  • 2nd Place in Brazilian ADCC Trials 2009 (Grappling)
  • World Silver Medallist (2010)
  • European Silver Medallist (2011 open weight)

Favourite Position/Technique: closed guard, toe hold, wrist lock.

Weight Division: Leve (167lbs) and Medio (181lbs).

Association/Team: Atos Jiu Jitsu/Academia Calasans Camargo

Claudio Calasans Biography

Claudio Calasans was born in 1984 in a town called São José dos Campos 100 Kilometres from Sao Paulo, Brazil. He is the son of Judo personality Calasans Camargo, the youngest Brazilian Judoka to have ever received his coral belt (white and red – received when he was 38 years old), and his uncle (who is his father’s identical twin) is also a black belt in Judo.

Being part of a family with such a strong judo background, it was only natural that Claudio also picked up the Japanese martial art, and so, when Calasans Junior reached the age of 3, he began his tuition and family tradition. Being a strong Judo competitor since he was but a child, he felt the need to train some Jiu Jitsu when he reached 15 years of age in order to improve his Newaza (ground work), as chokes and armlocks are allowed in Judo from that age onwards. In the beginning he used his new found BJJ skills in Judo competitions, but slowly the Jiu Jitsu “bug” grew in him and he started practicing and competing mainly in the Brazilian Style.

His Jiu Jitsu tuition took place at a Sao Jose de Campos academy called “Liga Jiu Jitsu”, and he trained there from his Blue Belt to his Black Belt, a belt which was awarded to him in the end of 2006 by the hands of his long time master Erivaldo Junior.

Being a very strong competitor, Calasans also joined the Wrestling team in his gym, he was very successful at that discipline also, winning a spot with the Brazilian National Wrestling Team.

After receiving his black belt, Claudio’s dream of becoming a professional Jiu Jitsu fighter was getting faded as he was teaching classes at his gym and didn’t have time to train full time. when the Atos Jiu Jitsu team was formed by a good old friend of Calasans by the name of André Galvão (another big name in Jiu Jitsu), Claudio asked Galvão if he could be part of his team and was immediately accepted. So was forged a strong alliance with the team from Rio Claro, and Claudio now spends most of his time before big competitions preparing in the Southern Brazilian town.

Having fought most of his life as a lightweight, on the 2009 World Cup Claudio decided to try his luck at the absolute division. In order to do that he went through a rigorous weight lifting program, and that is the reason he now fights in middleweight. This new program almost bared fruits immediately as he got to the semi finals of the World Cup Open Weight Division, unfortunately on the other side of the bracket was a man by the name Roger Gracie, a man who many believe to be the best BJJ fighter to have ever competed. Claudio’s end was no different than the others who fought Roger that year as he was submitted from the mount.

In 2010 at the World Pro Cup in Abu Dhabi, came the prize Calasans so vehemently fought for, winning the competition in both the Middleweight and the Absolute divisions.

Claudio Calasans Grappling Record

55 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    18 (33%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    15 (27%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    18 (33%)
  • BY DECISION
    1 (2%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    2 (4%)
  • BY DQ
    1 (2%)

18 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Armbar
28
5
#86e620
Guillotine
17
3
#5AD3D1
Kneebar
11
2
#d1212a
Choke
11
2
#fad11b
Submission
6
1
#f58822
Heel hook
6
1
#224aba
Shoulder lock
6
1
#ff9124
Wristlock
6
1
#bf1f6c
Choke from back
6
1
#22c9a5
Amassa pao
6
1
18
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
24 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    11 (46%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    3 (13%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    7 (29%)
  • BY DECISION
    2 (8%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    1 (4%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

7 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
Triangle armbar
14
1
#86e620
Cross choke
14
1
#5AD3D1
Armbar
14
1
#d1212a
Guillotine
14
1
#fad11b
Choke
14
1
#f58822
Submission
14
1
#224aba
Botinha
14
1
7
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Claudio Calasans Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
1131Mario ReisMario ReisLReferee DecisionWorld Champ.76KGSF2006
1755Murilo SantanaMurilo SantanaLTriangle armbarADCC Trials77KGNA2009
1904Roger GracieRoger GracieLCross chokeWorld Champ.ABSSF2009
2065Marcelo GarciaMarcelo GarciaLPts: 2x0World Champ.82KGF2010
2194Rubens CharlesRubens CharlesLPts: 4x2World Pro.ABS1/4F2011
2224Rodolfo VieiraRodolfo VieiraLArmbarWorld Champ.ABSRD22011
2416Andre GalvaoAndre GalvaoLAdvWJJPC Trials82KGF2011
2495Leonardo VieiraLeonardo VieiraLPts: 3x0ADCC77KGSF2011
2503Kron GracieKron GracieLGuillotineADCC77KG3PLC2011
2609Marcus AlmeidaMarcus AlmeidaLPointsPan Am CBJJEABSF2011
3107Otavio SousaOtavio SousaLPts: 6x6, PenWorld Champ.82KGF2012
3323Bernardo FariaBernardo FariaLPts: 4x0European OpenABSSF2013
3502Rodolfo VieiraRodolfo VieiraLPts: 9x0World ProABSSF2013
3505Leandro LoLeandro LoLPointsCopa Podio82KGSUPERF2013
3619Otavio SousaOtavio SousaLPts: 4x2World Champ.82KGF2013
3776Oskar PiechotaLChokeADCC88KGRD12013
4225Marcus AlmeidaMarcus AlmeidaLSubmissionWorld Pro.ABSRD12014
4466Leandro LoLeandro LoLPts: 4x2Mundial CBJJEABSF2014
4591Vitor OliveiraVitor OliveiraLAdvPro League82KGSF2014
4666Luiz PanzaLuiz PanzaLBotinhaCopa Podio85KGGP2014
4687Felipe PenaFelipe PenaLPts: 7x2Copa Podio85KGSF2014
5000Abdurahman BilarovLPointsBerkut OpenABSF2015
5324Delson HelenoDelson HelenoLReferee DecisionADCC RJ88KGRD12015
5421Victor EstimaVictor EstimaLPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Pro85KG1/4F2015
1130Sal RangelWPts: 4x2World Champ.76KG1/4F2006
1965Jose CarlosWPointsWPC SD trials83KGSF2010
1966Adriano SilvaAdriano SilvaWGuillotineWPC SD trials83KGF2010
2012Braulio EstimaBraulio EstimaWAdvWorld Pro.ABSF2010
2017Braulio EstimaBraulio EstimaWPts: 2x2, PenWorld Pro.83KGF2010
2062Lucas LeiteLucas LeiteWPointsWorld Champ.82KG1/4F2010
2063Sergio MoraesSergio MoraesWPointsWorld Champ.82KGSF2010
2153Bernardo FariaBernardo FariaWPts: 4x4, AdvEuropeanABSSF2011
2154Sergio MoraesSergio MoraesWPts: 4x4, AdvEuropeanABSF2011
2156Bruno AlvesBruno AlvesWChokeEuropean82KGF2011
2183Alan FinfouAlan FinfouWAdvWorld Pro.83KGSF2011
2184Vinicius CorralesVinicius CorralesWPts: 6x6, AdvWorld Pro.83KGF2011
2215Tetsuya KondoWChokeWorld Champ.ABSRD12011
2290UnknownWSubmissionWorld Champ.82KGRDS2011
2444Daniel StraussWKneebarADCC77KGRD12011
2478Augusto MendesAugusto MendesWHeel hookADCC77KG1/4F2011
2600Frederico OliveiraWArmbarPan Am CBJJEABSNA2011
2601Jose CarlosWArmbarPan Am CBJJEABSNA2011
2607Alexandre CeconiAlexandre CeconiWN/APan Am CBJJEABSSF2011
2632Renato CardosoRenato CardosoWPts: 0x0, AdvMundial CBJJEABSF2012
2756Francisco TorresWPointsPan American82KGRD22012
2762Thiago BaianoWArmbarPan American82KG1/4F2012
2765Clark GracieClark GracieWPts: 4x0Pan American82KGSF2012
2766Victor EstimaVictor EstimaWPts: 4x2Pan American82KGF2012
2841DJ JacksonDJ JacksonWArmbarWorld Pro.82KGRD22012
2848Marcos de SouzaWPointsWorld Pro.82KG1/4F2012
2850Bruno AlvesBruno AlvesWArmbarWorld Pro.82KGSF2012
2851Lucas LeiteLucas LeiteWPts: 2x0World Pro.82KGF2012
3088Rodrigo SousaWShoulder lockWorld Champ.82KGRD22012
3098Jake MackenzieJake MackenzieWWristlockWorld Champ.82KGRD22012
3103Alan FinfouAlan FinfouWPts: 4x2World Champ.82KG1/4F2012
3106Victor EstimaVictor EstimaWPts: 4x4, AdvWorld Champ.82KGSF2012
3319Leonardo MacielWPts: 2x0European OpenABS1/4F2013
3330Fernando TerereFernando TerereWDQEuropean Open82KGF2013
3503Tarsis HumphreysTarsis HumphreysWAdvWorld ProABS3PLC2013
3615Tio ChicoWPts: 2x0World Champ.82KG1/4F2013
3618Victor EstimaVictor EstimaWPts: 8x4World Champ.82KGSF2013
3943JT TorresJT TorresWPts: 2x2, AdvEuropean82KGF2014
4464Paulo MiyaoPaulo MiyaoWPts: 2x2, AdvMundial CBJJEABSSF2014
4649Abraham MarteAbraham MarteWPts: 5x4Asian OpenABSF2014
4670Luis GustavoWChoke from backCopa Podio85KGGP2014
4679Diogo SampaioDiogo SampaioWPointsCopa Podio85KGGP2014
4682Jon SatavaWPts: 0x0, AdvCopa Podio85KGGP2014
4797Renato CardosoRenato CardosoWPts: 0x0, AdvBrazil Nat. Pro85KG1/4F2015
4799Fred AlmeidaWN/ABrazil Nat. Pro85KGSF2015
4800Rafael NicholasWPts: 0x0, AdvBrazil Nat. Pro85KGF2015
4999UnknownWReferee DecisionBerkut OpenABSSF2015
5004UnknownWAdvBerkut Open NoGiABS1/4F2015
5005UnknownWGuillotineBerkut Open NoGiABSSF2015
5006UnknownWPts: 8x0Berkut Open NoGiABSF2015
5371Mauro SantiagoWKneebarADCC SP88KGRD12015
5376Isaque PaivaWGuillotineADCC SP88KGSF2015
5378Felipe CesarFelipe CesarWPts: 0x0, PenADCC SP88KGF2015
5411Rodrigo MartinsWAmassa paoWorld Pro85KGRD12015
5419Renato CardosoRenato CardosoWPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Pro85KGRD22015

Banner picture taken by Ross Finlayson.

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