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

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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

82 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    29 (35%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    19 (23%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    22 (27%)
  • BY DECISION
    7 (9%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    4 (5%)
  • BY DQ
    1 (1%)

22 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Armbar
23
5
#86e620
Guillotine
18
4
#5AD3D1
Kneebar
14
3
#d1212a
Choke
9
2
#fad11b
Wristlock
9
2
#f58822
Submission
5
1
#224aba
Heel hook
5
1
#ff9124
Shoulder lock
5
1
#bf1f6c
Choke from back
5
1
#22c9a5
Amassa pao
5
1
#fad223
Estima lock
5
1
22
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
30 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    14 (47%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    3 (10%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    9 (30%)
  • BY DECISION
    3 (10%)
  • 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
1384Mario ReisMario ReisLReferee DecisionWorld Champ.76KGSF2006
2150Murilo SantanaMurilo SantanaLTriangle armbarADCC Trials77KGF2009
2311Roger GracieRoger GracieLCross chokeWorld Champ.ABSSF2009
2618Marcelo GarciaMarcelo GarciaLPts: 2x0World Champ.82KGF2010
2734Diego BorgesDiego BorgesLPts: 4x2World Pro Trials83KGF2011
2808Rubens CharlesRubens CharlesLPts: 4x2World Pro.ABS1/4F2011
2855Rodolfo VieiraRodolfo VieiraLArmbarWorld Champ.ABSR22011
3049Andre GalvaoAndre GalvaoLAdvWJJPC Trials82KGF2011
3132Leonardo VieiraLeonardo VieiraLPts: 3x0ADCC77KGSF2011
3140Kron GracieKron GracieLGuillotineADCC77KG3PLC2011
3252Marcus AlmeidaMarcus AlmeidaLPointsPan Am CBJJEABSF2011
3888Otavio SousaOtavio SousaLPts: 6x6, PenWorld Champ.82KGF2012
4210Bernardo FariaBernardo FariaLPts: 4x0European OpenABSSF2013
4410Victor EstimaVictor EstimaLBow and arrowWorld Pro82KGSF2013
4426Rodolfo VieiraRodolfo VieiraLPts: 9x0World ProABSSF2013
4429Leandro LoLeandro LoLPointsCopa Podio82KGSPF2013
4544Otavio SousaOtavio SousaLPts: 4x2World Champ.82KGF2013
4743Oskar PiechotaLChokeADCC88KGR12013
5280Marcus AlmeidaMarcus AlmeidaLSubmissionWorld Pro.ABSR22014
5566Leandro LoLeandro LoLPts: 4x2Mundial CBJJEABSF2014
5706Vitor OliveiraVitor OliveiraLAdvIBJJF Pro League82KGSF2014
5798Luiz PanzaLuiz PanzaLBotinhaCopa Podio85KGGP2014
5819Felipe PenaFelipe PenaLPts: 7x2Copa Podio85KGSF2014
6168Abdurahman BilarovLPointsBerkut OpenABSF2015
6496Delson HelenoDelson HelenoLReferee DecisionADCC RJ88KGR12015
6608Victor EstimaVictor EstimaLPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Pro85KG1/4F2015
7352Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusLPts: 2x0ADCC88KG1/4F2015
8791Felipe PenaFelipe PenaLPts: 4x2World ProABS1/8F2016
8887Leandro LoLeandro LoLReferee DecisionWorld Pro85KGF2016
9239Gabriel ArgesGabriel ArgesLKneebarWorld Champ.82KG1/4F2016
1383Sal RangelWPts: 4x2World Champ.76KG1/4F2006
2142Walber BrigoWPointsADCC Trials77KGR12009
2145Augusto MendesAugusto MendesWPointsADCC Trials77KG1/4F2009
2148Rodrigo DammWReferee DecisionADCC Trials77KGSF2009
2430Jose CarlosWPointsWPC SD trials83KGSF2010
2431Adriano SilvaAdriano SilvaWGuillotineWPC SD trials83KGF2010
2556Braulio EstimaBraulio EstimaWAdvWorld Pro.ABSF2010
2562Braulio EstimaBraulio EstimaWPts: 2x2, PenWorld Pro.83KGF2010
2615Lucas LeiteLucas LeiteWPointsWorld Champ.82KG1/4F2010
2616Sergio MoraesSergio MoraesWPointsWorld Champ.82KGSF2010
2720Bernardo FariaBernardo FariaWPts: 4x4, AdvEuropeanABSSF2011
2721Sergio MoraesSergio MoraesWPts: 4x4, AdvEuropeanABSF2011
2725Bruno AlvesBruno AlvesWChokeEuropean82KGF2011
2730UnknownWAdvWorld Pro Trials83KGR12011
2731UnknownWGuillotineWorld Pro Trials83KG1/4F2011
2732Juarez HarlesWPts: 2x0World Pro Trials83KGSF2011
2763Clark GracieClark GracieWPts: 2x0Pan American82KGSF2011
2765Lucas LeiteLucas LeiteWWristlockPan American82KGF2011
2797Alan FinfouAlan FinfouWAdvWorld Pro.83KGSF2011
2798Vinicius CorralesVinicius CorralesWPts: 6x6, AdvWorld Pro.83KGF2011
2846Tetsuya KondoWChokeWorld Champ.ABSR12011
2920UnknownWSubmissionWorld Champ.82KGRDS2011
3081Daniel StraussWKneebarADCC77KGR12011
3115Augusto MendesAugusto MendesWHeel hookADCC77KG1/4F2011
3243Frederico OliveiraWArmbarPan Am CBJJEABSNA2011
3244Jose CarlosWArmbarPan Am CBJJEABSNA2011
3250Alexandre CeconiAlexandre CeconiWN/APan Am CBJJEABSSF2011
3317Renato CardosoRenato CardosoWPts: 0x0, AdvMundial CBJJEABSF2012
3456Francisco TorresWPointsPan American82KGR22012
3462Thiago AbreuThiago AbreuWArmbarPan American82KG1/4F2012
3465Clark GracieClark GracieWPts: 4x0Pan American82KGSF2012
3466Victor EstimaVictor EstimaWPts: 4x2Pan American82KGF2012
3615DJ JacksonDJ JacksonWArmbarWorld Pro.82KGR22012
3622Marcos de SouzaWPointsWorld Pro.82KG1/4F2012
3624Bruno AlvesBruno AlvesWArmbarWorld Pro.82KGSF2012
3625Lucas LeiteLucas LeiteWPts: 2x0World Pro.82KGF2012
3868Rodrigo SousaWShoulder lockWorld Champ.82KGR22012
3877Jake MackenzieJake MackenzieWWristlockWorld Champ.82KG1/8F2012
3884Alan FinfouAlan FinfouWPts: 4x2World Champ.82KG1/4F2012
3887Victor EstimaVictor EstimaWPts: 4x4, AdvWorld Champ.82KGSF2012
4206Leonardo MacielWPts: 2x0European OpenABS1/4F2013
4218DJ JacksonDJ JacksonWPts: 0x0, PenEuropean Open82KG1/4F2013
4221Fernando TerereFernando TerereWDQEuropean Open82KGF2013
4408DJ JacksonDJ JacksonWPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Pro82KGR12013
4409Tarsis HumphreysTarsis HumphreysWPts: 6x0World Pro82KG1/4F2013
4427Tarsis HumphreysTarsis HumphreysWAdvWorld ProABS3PLC2013
4540Tio ChicoWPts: 2x0World Champ.82KG1/4F2013
4543Victor EstimaVictor EstimaWPts: 8x4World Champ.82KGSF2013
4947JT TorresJT TorresWPts: 2x2, AdvEuropean82KGF2014
5272UnknownWPts: 2x0World Pro.ABSR12014
5564Paulo MiyaoPaulo MiyaoWPts: 2x2, AdvMundial CBJJEABSSF2014
5768Abraham MarteAbraham MarteWPts: 5x4Asian OpenABSF2014
5802Luis GustavoWChoke from backCopa Podio85KGGP2014
5811Diogo SampaioDiogo SampaioWPointsCopa Podio85KGGP2014
5814Jon SatavaWPts: 0x0, AdvCopa Podio85KGGP2014
5962Renato CardosoRenato CardosoWPts: 0x0, AdvBrazil Nat. Pro85KG1/4F2015
5964Fred AlmeidaWN/ABrazil Nat. Pro85KGSF2015
5965Rafael NicholasWPts: 0x0, AdvBrazil Nat. Pro85KGF2015
6167UnknownWReferee DecisionBerkut OpenABSSF2015
6172UnknownWAdvBerkut Open NoGiABS1/4F2015
6173UnknownWGuillotineBerkut Open NoGiABSSF2015
6174UnknownWPts: 8x0Berkut Open NoGiABSF2015
6553Mauro SantiagoWKneebarADCC SP88KGR12015
6558I. PaivaWGuillotineADCC SP88KGSF2015
6560Felipe CesarFelipe CesarWPts: 0x0, PenADCC SP88KGF2015
6597Rodrigo MartinsWAmassa paoWorld Pro85KGR12015
6606Renato CardosoRenato CardosoWPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Pro85KGR22015
6918Bruno TogniWEstima lockWorld Champ.82KG1/8F2015
6928Vinicius MarinhoVinicius MarinhoWPts: 6x4World Champ.82KG1/4F2015
6930Victor EstimaVictor EstimaWPts: 4x2World Champ.82KGSF2015
6932Vitor OliveiraVitor OliveiraWPts: 8x4World Champ.82KGF2015
7350Mike PerezWReferee DecisionADCC88KGR12015
7406Gabriel LucasGabriel LucasWReferee DecisionADCCABSR12015
7413Vinny MagalhaesVinny MagalhaesWReferee DecisionADCCABS1/4F2015
7417Yuri SimoesYuri SimoesWReferee DecisionADCCABSSF2015
7418Joao RochaJoao RochaWPts: 0x0, PenADCCABSF2015
7918Lucas RochaLucas RochaD---Berkut 2ABSSPF2015
8777Igor SousaWReferee DecisionWorld ProABSR22016
8879Abner SouzaWPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Pro85KG1/8F2016
8883Gustavo CamposGustavo CamposWPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Pro85KG1/4F2016
8886Romulo BarralRomulo BarralWKneebarWorld Pro85KGSF2016
9221Javier YamuniWPts: 15x0World Champ.82KGR22016
9231Diego SampaioWPts: 6x2World Champ.82KG1/8F2016

Banner picture taken by Ross Finlayson.

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