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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

42 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    14 (33%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    11 (26%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    15 (36%)
  • BY DECISION
    0 (0%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    1 (2%)
  • BY DQ
    1 (2%)

15 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Armbar
33
5
#86e620
Choke
13
2
#5AD3D1
Choke from back
7
1
#d1212a
Wristlock
7
1
#fad11b
Shoulder lock
7
1
#f58822
Guillotine
7
1
#224aba
Heel hook
7
1
#ff9124
Kneebar
7
1
#bf1f6c
Submission
7
1
#22c9a5
Nofight
7
1
15
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
19 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    10 (53%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    2 (11%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    6 (32%)
  • BY DECISION
    0 (0%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    1 (5%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

6 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
Triangle armbar
17
1
#86e620
Cross choke
17
1
#5AD3D1
Armbar
17
1
#d1212a
Guillotine
17
1
#fad11b
Submission
17
1
#f58822
Footlock
17
1
6
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Claudio Calasans Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
1399Murilo SantanaMurilo SantanaLTriangle armbarADCC TrialsU77kgn/a2009
1544Roger GracieRoger GracieLCross chokeWorld Champ.AbsoluteSemi f.2009
1648Marcelo GarciaMarcelo GarciaLPts: 2x0World Champ.U82kgFinal2010
1729Rubens CharlesRubens CharlesLPts: 4x2World Pro.Absolute1/4 final2011
1759Rodolfo VieiraRodolfo VieiraLArmbarWorld Champ.AbsoluteRd 22011
1951Andre GalvaoAndre GalvaoLAdvWJJPC TrialsU82kgFinal2011
2029Leonardo VieiraLeonardo VieiraLPts: 3x0ADCCU77kgSemi f.2011
2037Kron GracieKron GracieLGuillotineADCCU77kg3rd Place2011
2143Marcus AlmeidaMarcus AlmeidaLPointsPan Am CBJJEAbsoluteFinal2011
2623Otavio SousaOtavio SousaLPts: 6x6, PenWorld Champ.U82kgFinal2012
2789Bernardo FariaBernardo FariaLPts: 4x0European OpenAbsoluteSemi f.2013
2956Rodolfo VieiraRodolfo VieiraLPts: 9x0World ProAbsoluteSemi f.2013
2959Leandro LoLeandro LoLPointsCopa PodioU82kgSuperfight2013
3073Otavio SousaOtavio SousaLPts: 4x2World Champ.U82kgFinal2013
3571Marcus AlmeidaMarcus AlmeidaLSubmissionWorld Pro.AbsoluteRd 12014
3793Leandro LoLeandro LoLPts: 4x2Mundial CBJJEAbsoluteFinal2014
3916Vitor OliveiraVitor OliveiraLAdvPro LeagueU82kgSemi f.2014
3984Luiz PanzaLuiz PanzaLFootlockCopa PodioU85kgGroups2014
4005Felipe PenaFelipe PenaLPts: 7x2Copa PodioU85kgSemi f.2014
1570Jose CarlosWPointsWPC SD trialsU83kgSemi f.2010
1571Adriano SilvaAdriano SilvaWGuillotineWPC SD trialsU83kgFinal2010
1614Braulio EstimaBraulio EstimaWAdvWorld Pro.AbsoluteFinal2010
1619Braulio EstimaBraulio EstimaWPts: 2x2, PenWorld Pro.U83kgFinal2010
1646Sergio MoraesSergio MoraesWPointsWorld Champ.U82kgSemi f.2010
1692Bernardo FariaBernardo FariaWPts: 4x4, AdvEuropeanAbsoluteSemi f.2011
1693Sergio MoraesSergio MoraesWPts: 4x4, AdvEuropeanAbsoluteFinal2011
1695Bruno AlvesBruno AlvesWChokeEuropeanU82kgFinal2011
1718Alan FinfouAlan FinfouWAdvWorld Pro.U83kgSemi f.2011
1719Vinicius CorralesVinicius CorralesWPts: 6x6, AdvWorld Pro.U83kgFinal2011
1750Tetsuya KondoWChokeWorld Champ.Absolute1st2011
1825UnknownWSubmissionWorld Champ.U82kgRounds2011
1978Daniel StraussWKneebarADCCU77kgRd 12011
2012Augusto MendesAugusto MendesWHeel hookADCCU77kg1/4 Finals2011
2134Frederico OliveiraWArmbarPan Am CBJJEAbsoluten/a2011
2135Jose CarlosWArmbarPan Am CBJJEAbsoluten/a2011
2141Alexandre CeconiAlexandre CeconiWN/APan Am CBJJEAbsoluteSemi f.2011
2152Renato CardosoRenato CardosoWPts: 0x0, AdvMundial CBJJEAbsoluteFinal2012
2276Francisco TorresWPointsPan AmericanU82kgRd 22012
2282Thiago BaianoWArmbarPan AmericanU82kg1/4 final2012
2285Clark GracieClark GracieWPts: 4x0Pan AmericanU82kgSemi f.2012
2286Victor EstimaVictor EstimaWPts: 4x2Pan AmericanU82kgFinal2012
2361DJ JacksonDJ JacksonWArmbarWorld Pro.U82kgRd 22012
2368Marcos de SouzaWPointsWorld Pro.U82kg1/4 final2012
2370Bruno AlvesBruno AlvesWArmbarWorld Pro.U82kgSemi f.2012
2371Lucas LeiteLucas LeiteWPts: 2x0World Pro.U82kgFinal2012
2604Rodrigo SousaWShoulder lockWorld Champ.U82kgRd 22012
2614Jake MackenzieJake MackenzieWWristlockWorld Champ.U82kgRd 22012
2619Alan FinfouAlan FinfouWPts: 4x2World Champ.U82kg1/4 final2012
2622Victor EstimaVictor EstimaWPts: 4x4, AdvWorld Champ.U82kgSemi f.2012
2785Leonardo MacielWPts: 2x0European OpenAbsolute1/4 final2013
2795Fernando TerereFernando TerereWDQEuropean OpenU82kgFinal2013
2957Tarsis HumphreysTarsis HumphreysWAdvWorld ProAbsolute3rd place2013
3069Tio ChicoWPts: 2x0World Champ.U82kg1/4 Final2013
3072Victor EstimaVictor EstimaWPts: 8x4World Champ.U82kgSemi f.2013
3291JT TorresJT TorresWPts: 2x2, AdvEuropeanU82kgFinal2014
3791Paulo MiyaoPaulo MiyaoWPts: 2x2, AdvMundial CBJJEAbsoluteSemi f.2014
3971Abraham MarteAbraham MarteWPointsAsian OpenAbsoluteFinal2014
3988Luis GustavoWChoke from backCopa PodioU85kgGroups2014
3997Diogo SampaioDiogo SampaioWPointsCopa PodioU85kgGroups2014
4000Jon SatavaWPts: 0x0, AdvCopa PodioU85kgGroups2014
4006Gregor GracieGregor GracieWNofightCopa PodioU85kg3rd place2014

Banner picture taken by Ross Finlayson.

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