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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

50 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    18 (36%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    14 (28%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    15 (30%)
  • BY DECISION
    1 (2%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    1 (2%)
  • BY DQ
    1 (2%)

15 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Armbar
33
5
#86e620
Guillotine
13
2
#5AD3D1
Choke
13
2
#d1212a
Submission
7
1
#fad11b
Kneebar
7
1
#f58822
Heel hook
7
1
#224aba
Shoulder lock
7
1
#ff9124
Wristlock
7
1
#bf1f6c
Choke from back
7
1
15
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
22 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    11 (50%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    2 (9%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    7 (32%)
  • BY DECISION
    1 (5%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    1 (5%)
  • 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
1035Mario ReisMario ReisLRefree DecisionWorld Champ.U76kgSemi f.2006
1571Murilo SantanaMurilo SantanaLTriangle armbarADCC TrialsU77kgn/a2009
1720Roger GracieRoger GracieLCross chokeWorld Champ.AbsoluteSemi f.2009
1880Marcelo GarciaMarcelo GarciaLPts: 2x0World Champ.U82kgFinal2010
2009Rubens CharlesRubens CharlesLPts: 4x2World Pro.Absolute1/4 final2011
2039Rodolfo VieiraRodolfo VieiraLArmbarWorld Champ.AbsoluteRd 22011
2231Andre GalvaoAndre GalvaoLAdvWJJPC TrialsU82kgFinal2011
2309Leonardo VieiraLeonardo VieiraLPts: 3x0ADCCU77kgSemi f.2011
2317Kron GracieKron GracieLGuillotineADCCU77kg3rd Place2011
2423Marcus AlmeidaMarcus AlmeidaLPointsPan Am CBJJEAbsoluteFinal2011
2909Otavio SousaOtavio SousaLPts: 6x6, PenWorld Champ.U82kgFinal2012
3107Bernardo FariaBernardo FariaLPts: 4x0European OpenAbsoluteSemi f.2013
3278Rodolfo VieiraRodolfo VieiraLPts: 9x0World ProAbsoluteSemi f.2013
3281Leandro LoLeandro LoLPointsCopa PodioU82kgSuperfight2013
3395Otavio SousaOtavio SousaLPts: 4x2World Champ.U82kgFinal2013
3529Oskar PiechotaLChokeADCCU88kgRd 12013
3967Marcus AlmeidaMarcus AlmeidaLSubmissionWorld Pro.AbsoluteRd 12014
4204Leandro LoLeandro LoLPts: 4x2Mundial CBJJEAbsoluteFinal2014
4328Vitor OliveiraVitor OliveiraLAdvPro LeagueU82kgSemi f.2014
4400Luiz PanzaLuiz PanzaLBotinhaCopa PodioU85kgGroups2014
4421Felipe PenaFelipe PenaLPts: 7x2Copa PodioU85kgSemi f.2014
4720Abdurahman BilarovLPointsBerkut OpenAbsoluteFinal2015
1034Sal RangelWPts: 4x2World Champ.U76kg1/4 final2006
1780Jose CarlosWPointsWPC SD trialsU83kgSemi f.2010
1781Adriano SilvaAdriano SilvaWGuillotineWPC SD trialsU83kgFinal2010
1827Braulio EstimaBraulio EstimaWAdvWorld Pro.AbsoluteFinal2010
1832Braulio EstimaBraulio EstimaWPts: 2x2, PenWorld Pro.U83kgFinal2010
1877Lucas LeiteLucas LeiteWPointsWorld Champ.U82kg1/4 final2010
1878Sergio MoraesSergio MoraesWPointsWorld Champ.U82kgSemi f.2010
1968Bernardo FariaBernardo FariaWPts: 4x4, AdvEuropeanAbsoluteSemi f.2011
1969Sergio MoraesSergio MoraesWPts: 4x4, AdvEuropeanAbsoluteFinal2011
1971Bruno AlvesBruno AlvesWChokeEuropeanU82kgFinal2011
1998Alan FinfouAlan FinfouWAdvWorld Pro.U83kgSemi f.2011
1999Vinicius CorralesVinicius CorralesWPts: 6x6, AdvWorld Pro.U83kgFinal2011
2030Tetsuya KondoWChokeWorld Champ.Absolute1st2011
2105UnknownWSubmissionWorld Champ.U82kgRounds2011
2258Daniel StraussWKneebarADCCU77kgRd 12011
2292Augusto MendesAugusto MendesWHeel hookADCCU77kg1/4 Finals2011
2414Frederico OliveiraWArmbarPan Am CBJJEAbsoluten/a2011
2415Jose CarlosWArmbarPan Am CBJJEAbsoluten/a2011
2421Alexandre CeconiAlexandre CeconiWN/APan Am CBJJEAbsoluteSemi f.2011
2437Renato CardosoRenato CardosoWPts: 0x0, AdvMundial CBJJEAbsoluteFinal2012
2561Francisco TorresWPointsPan AmericanU82kgRd 22012
2567Thiago BaianoWArmbarPan AmericanU82kg1/4 final2012
2570Clark GracieClark GracieWPts: 4x0Pan AmericanU82kgSemi f.2012
2571Victor EstimaVictor EstimaWPts: 4x2Pan AmericanU82kgFinal2012
2646DJ JacksonDJ JacksonWArmbarWorld Pro.U82kgRd 22012
2653Marcos de SouzaWPointsWorld Pro.U82kg1/4 final2012
2655Bruno AlvesBruno AlvesWArmbarWorld Pro.U82kgSemi f.2012
2656Lucas LeiteLucas LeiteWPts: 2x0World Pro.U82kgFinal2012
2890Rodrigo SousaWShoulder lockWorld Champ.U82kgRd 22012
2900Jake MackenzieJake MackenzieWWristlockWorld Champ.U82kgRd 22012
2905Alan FinfouAlan FinfouWPts: 4x2World Champ.U82kg1/4 final2012
2908Victor EstimaVictor EstimaWPts: 4x4, AdvWorld Champ.U82kgSemi f.2012
3103Leonardo MacielWPts: 2x0European OpenAbsolute1/4 final2013
3113Fernando TerereFernando TerereWDQEuropean OpenU82kgFinal2013
3279Tarsis HumphreysTarsis HumphreysWAdvWorld ProAbsolute3rd place2013
3391Tio ChicoWPts: 2x0World Champ.U82kg1/4 Final2013
3394Victor EstimaVictor EstimaWPts: 8x4World Champ.U82kgSemi f.2013
3691JT TorresJT TorresWPts: 2x2, AdvEuropeanU82kgFinal2014
4202Paulo MiyaoPaulo MiyaoWPts: 2x2, AdvMundial CBJJEAbsoluteSemi f.2014
4386Abraham MarteAbraham MarteWPts: 5x4Asian OpenAbsoluteFinal2014
4404Luis GustavoWChoke from backCopa PodioU85kgGroups2014
4413Diogo SampaioDiogo SampaioWPointsCopa PodioU85kgGroups2014
4416Jon SatavaWPts: 0x0, AdvCopa PodioU85kgGroups2014
4520Renato CardosoRenato CardosoWPts: 0x0, AdvBrazil Nat. ProU85kg1/4 final2015
4522Fred AlmeidaWN/ABrazil Nat. ProU85kgSemi f.2015
4523Rafael NicholasWPts: 0x0, AdvBrazil Nat. ProU85kgFinal2015
4719UnknownWRefree DecisionBerkut OpenAbsoluteSemi f.2015
4724UnknownWAdvBerkut Open NoGiAbsolute1/4 final2015
4725UnknownWGuillotineBerkut Open NoGiAbsoluteSemi f.2015
4726UnknownWPts: 8x0Berkut Open NoGiAbsoluteFinal2015

Banner picture taken by Ross Finlayson.

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