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Claudio Calasans is a Judo and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu black belt, regarded by many BJJ enthusiasts as one of the top grappling middleweights in the sport. Claudio Calasans represents the Atos Jiu Jitsu as well as the Calasans Camargo gym, being a training partner of names 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:

  • World Champion IBJJF (2015)
  • ADCC Champion (2015 absolute)
  • Pan American Champion IBJJF (2011, 2o12)
  • World Cup Champion CBJJO (2006)
  • World Champion CBJJE (2008)
  • Abu Dhabi World Pro Champion (2010 weight and absolute, 2011, 2012)
  • European Champion (2011, 2013, 2014)
  • South American Champion CBJJE (2009)
  • Desafio Black Belt Champion (2012)
  • ADCC Trials Champion (2011)

Favourite Position/Technique: 50/50 Guard

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

101 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    34 (34%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    20 (20%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    35 (35%)
  • BY DECISION
    7 (7%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    4 (4%)
  • BY DQ
    1 (1%)

35 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Armbar
23
8
#86e620
Guillotine
14
5
#5AD3D1
Wristlock
9
3
#d1212a
Submission
9
3
#fad11b
Kneebar
9
3
#f58822
Amassa Pao choke
9
3
#224aba
Choke from back
9
3
#ff9124
Choke
6
2
#bf1f6c
Heel hook
3
1
#22c9a5
Shoulder lock
3
1
#fad223
Amassa pao
3
1
#03861f
Estima lock
3
1
#039a1f
Guillotina
3
1
35
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
32 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    16 (50%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    3 (9%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    9 (28%)
  • BY DECISION
    3 (9%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    1 (3%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

9 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
Triangle armbar
11
1
#86e620
Cross choke
11
1
#5AD3D1
Armbar
11
1
#d1212a
Guillotine
11
1
#fad11b
Bow and arrow
11
1
#f58822
Choke
11
1
#224aba
Submission
11
1
#ff9124
Botinha
11
1
#bf1f6c
Kneebar
11
1
9
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Claudio Calasans Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
1409Mario ReisMario ReisLReferee DecisionWorld Champ.76KGSF2006
2183Murilo SantanaMurilo SantanaLTriangle armbarADCC Trials77KGF2009
2344Roger GracieRoger GracieLCross chokeWorld Champ.ABSSF2009
2662Marcelo GarciaMarcelo GarciaLPts: 2x0World Champ.82KGF2010
2784Diego BorgesDiego BorgesLPts: 4x2World Pro Trials83KGF2011
2858Rubens CharlesRubens CharlesLPts: 4x2World Pro.ABS1/4F2011
2905Rodolfo VieiraRodolfo VieiraLArmbarWorld Champ.ABSR22011
3099Andre GalvaoAndre GalvaoLAdvWJJPC Trials82KGF2011
3186Leonardo VieiraLeonardo VieiraLPts: 3x0ADCC77KGSF2011
3194Kron GracieKron GracieLGuillotineADCC77KG3PLC2011
3306Marcus AlmeidaMarcus AlmeidaLPointsPan Am CBJJEABSF2011
3952Otavio SousaOtavio SousaLPts: 6x6, PenWorld Champ.82KGF2012
4284Bernardo FariaBernardo FariaLPts: 4x0European OpenABSSF2013
4487Victor EstimaVictor EstimaLBow and arrowWorld Pro82KGSF2013
4503Rodolfo VieiraRodolfo VieiraLPts: 9x0World ProABSSF2013
4506Leandro LoLeandro LoLPointsCopa Podio82KGSPF2013
4621Otavio SousaOtavio SousaLPts: 4x2World Champ.82KGF2013
4829Oskar PiechotaLChokeADCC88KGR12013
5388Marcus AlmeidaMarcus AlmeidaLSubmissionWorld Pro.ABSR22014
5684Leandro LoLeandro LoLPts: 4x2Mundial CBJJEABSF2014
5831Vitor OliveiraVitor OliveiraLAdvIBJJF Pro League82KGSF2014
5931Luiz PanzaLuiz PanzaLBotinhaCopa Podio85KGGP2014
5952Felipe PenaFelipe PenaLPts: 7x2Copa Podio85KGSF2014
6342Abdurahman BilarovLPointsBerkut OpenABSF2015
6670Delson HelenoDelson HelenoLReferee DecisionADCC RJ88KGR12015
6796Victor EstimaVictor EstimaLPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Pro85KG1/4F2015
7565Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusLPts: 2x0ADCC88KG1/4F2015
9066Felipe PenaFelipe PenaLPts: 4x2World ProABS1/8F2016
9162Leandro LoLeandro LoLReferee DecisionWorld Pro85KGF2016
9520Gabriel ArgesGabriel ArgesLKneebarWorld Champ.82KG1/4F2016
9660Erberth SantosErberth SantosDPts: 0x0Copa Podio86KGGP2016
9668Diego BorgesDiego BorgesLPts: 2x0Copa Podio86KGGP2016
10800Leandro LoLeandro LoLPts: 4x0European OpenABSF2017
1408Sal RangelWPts: 4x2World Champ.76KG1/4F2006
2175Walber BrigoWPointsADCC Trials77KGR12009
2178Augusto MendesAugusto MendesWPointsADCC Trials77KG1/4F2009
2181Rodrigo DammWReferee DecisionADCC Trials77KGSF2009
2474Jose CarlosWPointsWPC SD trials83KGSF2010
2475Adriano SilvaAdriano SilvaWGuillotineWPC SD trials83KGF2010
2600Braulio EstimaBraulio EstimaWAdvWorld Pro.ABSF2010
2606Braulio EstimaBraulio EstimaWPts: 2x2, PenWorld Pro.83KGF2010
2659Lucas LeiteLucas LeiteWPointsWorld Champ.82KG1/4F2010
2660Sergio MoraesSergio MoraesWPointsWorld Champ.82KGSF2010
2770Bernardo FariaBernardo FariaWPts: 4x4, AdvEuropeanABSSF2011
2771Sergio MoraesSergio MoraesWPts: 4x4, AdvEuropeanABSF2011
2775Bruno AlvesBruno AlvesWChokeEuropean82KGF2011
2780UnknownWAdvWorld Pro Trials83KGR12011
2781UnknownWGuillotineWorld Pro Trials83KG1/4F2011
2782Juarez HarlesWPts: 2x0World Pro Trials83KGSF2011
2813Clark GracieClark GracieWPts: 2x0Pan American82KGSF2011
2815Lucas LeiteLucas LeiteWWristlockPan American82KGF2011
2847Alan FinfouAlan FinfouWAdvWorld Pro.83KGSF2011
2848Vinicius CorralesVinicius CorralesWPts: 6x6, AdvWorld Pro.83KGF2011
2896Tetsuya KondoWChokeWorld Champ.ABSR12011
2970UnknownWSubmissionWorld Champ.82KGRDS2011
3135Daniel StraussWKneebarADCC77KGR12011
3169Augusto MendesAugusto MendesWHeel hookADCC77KG1/4F2011
3297Frederico OliveiraWArmbarPan Am CBJJEABSNA2011
3298Jose CarlosWArmbarPan Am CBJJEABSNA2011
3304Alexandre CeconiAlexandre CeconiWN/APan Am CBJJEABSSF2011
3381Renato CardosoRenato CardosoWPts: 0x0, AdvMundial CBJJEABSF2012
3520Francisco TorresWPointsPan American82KGR22012
3526Thiago AbreuThiago AbreuWArmbarPan American82KG1/4F2012
3529Clark GracieClark GracieWPts: 4x0Pan American82KGSF2012
3530Victor EstimaVictor EstimaWPts: 4x2Pan American82KGF2012
3679DJ JacksonDJ JacksonWArmbarWorld Pro.82KGR22012
3686Marcos de SouzaWPointsWorld Pro.82KG1/4F2012
3688Bruno AlvesBruno AlvesWArmbarWorld Pro.82KGSF2012
3689Lucas LeiteLucas LeiteWPts: 2x0World Pro.82KGF2012
3932Rodrigo SousaWShoulder lockWorld Champ.82KGR22012
3941Jake MackenzieJake MackenzieWWristlockWorld Champ.82KG1/8F2012
3948Alan FinfouAlan FinfouWPts: 4x2World Champ.82KG1/4F2012
3951Victor EstimaVictor EstimaWPts: 4x4, AdvWorld Champ.82KGSF2012
4280Leonardo MacielWPts: 2x0European OpenABS1/4F2013
4292DJ JacksonDJ JacksonWPts: 0x0, PenEuropean Open82KG1/4F2013
4295Fernando TerereFernando TerereWDQEuropean Open82KGF2013
4485DJ JacksonDJ JacksonWPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Pro82KGR12013
4486Tarsis HumphreysTarsis HumphreysWPts: 6x0World Pro82KG1/4F2013
4504Tarsis HumphreysTarsis HumphreysWAdvWorld ProABS3PLC2013
4617Tio ChicoWPts: 2x0World Champ.82KG1/4F2013
4620Victor EstimaVictor EstimaWPts: 8x4World Champ.82KGSF2013
5044Luca AnacoretaLuca AnacoretaWSubmissionEuropean82KGSF2014
5046JT TorresJT TorresWPts: 2x2, AdvEuropean82KGF2014
5380UnknownWPts: 2x0World Pro.ABSR12014
5682Paulo MiyaoPaulo MiyaoWPts: 2x2, AdvMundial CBJJEABSSF2014
5895Sonoda KendyWArmbarAsian Open88KGSF2014
5896Julien CazierWSubmissionAsian Open88KGF2014
5899Howon JungWAmassa Pao chokeAsian OpenABSSF2014
5900Abraham MarteAbraham MarteWPts: 5x4Asian OpenABSF2014
5902Sonoda KendyWArmbarAsian Open88KGSF2014
5903Julien CazierWAmassa Pao chokeAsian Open88KGF2014
5935Luis GustavoWChoke from backCopa Podio85KGGP2014
5944Diogo SampaioDiogo SampaioWPointsCopa Podio85KGGP2014
5947Jon SatavaWPts: 0x0, AdvCopa Podio85KGGP2014
6136Renato CardosoRenato CardosoWPts: 0x0, AdvBrazil Nat. Pro85KG1/4F2015
6138Fred AlmeidaWN/ABrazil Nat. Pro85KGSF2015
6139Rafael NicholasWPts: 0x0, AdvBrazil Nat. Pro85KGF2015
6341UnknownWReferee DecisionBerkut OpenABSSF2015
6346UnknownWAdvBerkut Open NoGiABS1/4F2015
6347UnknownWGuillotineBerkut Open NoGiABSSF2015
6348UnknownWPts: 8x0Berkut Open NoGiABSF2015
6739Mauro SantiagoWKneebarADCC SP88KGR12015
6744I. PaivaWGuillotineADCC SP88KGSF2015
6746Felipe CesarFelipe CesarWPts: 0x0, PenADCC SP88KGF2015
6785Rodrigo MartinsWAmassa paoWorld Pro85KGR12015
6794Renato CardosoRenato CardosoWPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Pro85KGR22015
7112Bruno TogniWEstima lockWorld Champ.82KG1/8F2015
7122Vinicius MarinhoVinicius MarinhoWPts: 6x4World Champ.82KG1/4F2015
7124Victor EstimaVictor EstimaWPts: 4x2World Champ.82KGSF2015
7126Vitor OliveiraVitor OliveiraWPts: 8x4World Champ.82KGF2015
7563Mike PerezWReferee DecisionADCC88KGR12015
7619Gabriel LucasGabriel LucasWReferee DecisionADCCABSR12015
7626Vinny MagalhaesVinny MagalhaesWReferee DecisionADCCABS1/4F2015
7630Yuri SimoesYuri SimoesWReferee DecisionADCCABSSF2015
7631Joao RochaJoao RochaWPts: 0x0, PenADCCABSF2015
8146Lucas RochaLucas RochaD---Berkut 2ABSSPF2015
9052Igor SousaWReferee DecisionWorld ProABSR22016
9154Abner SouzaWPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Pro85KG1/8F2016
9158Gustavo CamposGustavo CamposWPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Pro85KG1/4F2016
9161Romulo BarralRomulo BarralWKneebarWorld Pro85KGSF2016
9503Javier YamuniWPts: 15x0World Champ.82KGR22016
9513Diego SampaioWPts: 6x2World Champ.82KG1/8F2016
9665Dan BorovicWPts: 2x2, AdvCopa Podio86KGGP2016
9671John CombsJohn CombsWGuillotineCopa Podio86KGGP2016
9984Leandro KussanoWPointsAsian Open88KGSF2016
9986Alec BauldingAlec BauldingWPts: 2x0Asian Open88KGF2016
9988Renato CecilioWChoke from backAsian OpenABS1/4F2016
9989Nathan MendelsohnWPts: 4x0Asian OpenABSSF2016
9990Leandro KussanoWPointsAsian OpenABSF2016
10626Diego VivaldoWArmbarSouth American82KGSF2016
10627Sandro VieiraWChoke from backSouth American82KGF2016
10784Hassine AzarkanWGuillotinaEuropean OpenABSR12017
10787Muslim PatsarigovMuslim PatsarigovWAmassa pao chokeEuropean OpenABS1/8F2017
10797Gustavo EliasGustavo EliasWPts: 2x0European OpenABS1/4F2017
10799Manuel RibamarManuel RibamarWWristlockEuropean OpenABSSF2017

Banner picture taken by Ross Finlayson.

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