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

80 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    27 (34%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    19 (24%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    22 (28%)
  • 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
Heel hook
5
1
#224aba
Shoulder lock
5
1
#ff9124
Choke from back
5
1
#bf1f6c
Amassa pao
5
1
#22c9a5
Estima lock
5
1
#fad223
Submission
5
1
22
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
29 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    14 (48%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    3 (10%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    8 (28%)
  • BY DECISION
    3 (10%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    1 (3%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

8 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
Choke
13
1
#86e620
Submission
13
1
#5AD3D1
Botinha
13
1
#d1212a
Triangle armbar
13
1
#fad11b
Cross choke
13
1
#f58822
Armbar
13
1
#224aba
Guillotine
13
1
#ff9124
Bow and arrow
13
1
8
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Claudio Calasans Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
1383Mario ReisMario ReisLReferee DecisionWorld Champ.76KGSF2006
2149Murilo SantanaMurilo SantanaLTriangle armbarADCC Trials77KGF2009
2310Roger GracieRoger GracieLCross chokeWorld Champ.ABSSF2009
2609Marcelo GarciaMarcelo GarciaLPts: 2x0World Champ.82KGF2010
2725Diego BorgesDiego BorgesLPts: 4x2World Pro Trials83KGF2011
2799Rubens CharlesRubens CharlesLPts: 4x2World Pro.ABS1/4F2011
2846Rodolfo VieiraRodolfo VieiraLArmbarWorld Champ.ABSR22011
3040Andre GalvaoAndre GalvaoLAdvWJJPC Trials82KGF2011
3123Leonardo VieiraLeonardo VieiraLPts: 3x0ADCC77KGSF2011
3131Kron GracieKron GracieLGuillotineADCC77KG3PLC2011
3243Marcus AlmeidaMarcus AlmeidaLPointsPan Am CBJJEABSF2011
3875Otavio SousaOtavio SousaLPts: 6x6, PenWorld Champ.82KGF2012
4197Bernardo FariaBernardo FariaLPts: 4x0European OpenABSSF2013
4397Victor EstimaVictor EstimaLBow and arrowWorld Pro82KGSF2013
4413Rodolfo VieiraRodolfo VieiraLPts: 9x0World ProABSSF2013
4416Leandro LoLeandro LoLPointsCopa Podio82KGSPF2013
4531Otavio SousaOtavio SousaLPts: 4x2World Champ.82KGF2013
4730Oskar PiechotaLChokeADCC88KGR12013
5271Marcus AlmeidaMarcus AlmeidaLSubmissionWorld Pro.ABSR22014
5557Leandro LoLeandro LoLPts: 4x2Mundial CBJJEABSF2014
5697Vitor OliveiraVitor OliveiraLAdvIBJJF Pro League82KGSF2014
5789Luiz PanzaLuiz PanzaLBotinhaCopa Podio85KGGP2014
5810Felipe PenaFelipe PenaLPts: 7x2Copa Podio85KGSF2014
6159Abdurahman BilarovLPointsBerkut OpenABSF2015
6487Delson HelenoDelson HelenoLReferee DecisionADCC RJ88KGR12015
6599Victor EstimaVictor EstimaLPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Pro85KG1/4F2015
7343Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusLPts: 2x0ADCC88KG1/4F2015
8744Felipe PenaFelipe PenaLPts: 4x2World ProABS1/8F2016
8839Leandro LoLeandro LoLReferee DecisionWorld Pro85KGF2016
1382Sal RangelWPts: 4x2World Champ.76KG1/4F2006
2141Walber BrigoWPointsADCC Trials77KGR12009
2144Augusto MendesAugusto MendesWPointsADCC Trials77KG1/4F2009
2147Rodrigo DammWReferee DecisionADCC Trials77KGSF2009
2429Jose CarlosWPointsWPC SD trials83KGSF2010
2430Adriano SilvaAdriano SilvaWGuillotineWPC SD trials83KGF2010
2555Braulio EstimaBraulio EstimaWAdvWorld Pro.ABSF2010
2561Braulio EstimaBraulio EstimaWPts: 2x2, PenWorld Pro.83KGF2010
2606Lucas LeiteLucas LeiteWPointsWorld Champ.82KG1/4F2010
2607Sergio MoraesSergio MoraesWPointsWorld Champ.82KGSF2010
2711Bernardo FariaBernardo FariaWPts: 4x4, AdvEuropeanABSSF2011
2712Sergio MoraesSergio MoraesWPts: 4x4, AdvEuropeanABSF2011
2716Bruno AlvesBruno AlvesWChokeEuropean82KGF2011
2721UnknownWAdvWorld Pro Trials83KGR12011
2722UnknownWGuillotineWorld Pro Trials83KG1/4F2011
2723Juarez HarlesWPts: 2x0World Pro Trials83KGSF2011
2754Clark GracieClark GracieWPts: 2x0Pan American82KGSF2011
2756Lucas LeiteLucas LeiteWWristlockPan American82KGF2011
2788Alan FinfouAlan FinfouWAdvWorld Pro.83KGSF2011
2789Vinicius CorralesVinicius CorralesWPts: 6x6, AdvWorld Pro.83KGF2011
2837Tetsuya KondoWChokeWorld Champ.ABSR12011
2911UnknownWSubmissionWorld Champ.82KGRDS2011
3072Daniel StraussWKneebarADCC77KGR12011
3106Augusto MendesAugusto MendesWHeel hookADCC77KG1/4F2011
3234Frederico OliveiraWArmbarPan Am CBJJEABSNA2011
3235Jose CarlosWArmbarPan Am CBJJEABSNA2011
3241Alexandre CeconiAlexandre CeconiWN/APan Am CBJJEABSSF2011
3308Renato CardosoRenato CardosoWPts: 0x0, AdvMundial CBJJEABSF2012
3447Francisco TorresWPointsPan American82KGR22012
3453Thiago AbreuThiago AbreuWArmbarPan American82KG1/4F2012
3456Clark GracieClark GracieWPts: 4x0Pan American82KGSF2012
3457Victor EstimaVictor EstimaWPts: 4x2Pan American82KGF2012
3606DJ JacksonDJ JacksonWArmbarWorld Pro.82KGR22012
3613Marcos de SouzaWPointsWorld Pro.82KG1/4F2012
3615Bruno AlvesBruno AlvesWArmbarWorld Pro.82KGSF2012
3616Lucas LeiteLucas LeiteWPts: 2x0World Pro.82KGF2012
3855Rodrigo SousaWShoulder lockWorld Champ.82KGR22012
3864Jake MackenzieJake MackenzieWWristlockWorld Champ.82KG1/8F2012
3871Alan FinfouAlan FinfouWPts: 4x2World Champ.82KG1/4F2012
3874Victor EstimaVictor EstimaWPts: 4x4, AdvWorld Champ.82KGSF2012
4193Leonardo MacielWPts: 2x0European OpenABS1/4F2013
4205DJ JacksonDJ JacksonWPts: 0x0, PenEuropean Open82KG1/4F2013
4208Fernando TerereFernando TerereWDQEuropean Open82KGF2013
4395DJ JacksonDJ JacksonWPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Pro82KGR12013
4396Tarsis HumphreysTarsis HumphreysWPts: 6x0World Pro82KG1/4F2013
4414Tarsis HumphreysTarsis HumphreysWAdvWorld ProABS3PLC2013
4527Tio ChicoWPts: 2x0World Champ.82KG1/4F2013
4530Victor EstimaVictor EstimaWPts: 8x4World Champ.82KGSF2013
4938JT TorresJT TorresWPts: 2x2, AdvEuropean82KGF2014
5263UnknownWPts: 2x0World Pro.ABSR12014
5555Paulo MiyaoPaulo MiyaoWPts: 2x2, AdvMundial CBJJEABSSF2014
5759Abraham MarteAbraham MarteWPts: 5x4Asian OpenABSF2014
5793Luis GustavoWChoke from backCopa Podio85KGGP2014
5802Diogo SampaioDiogo SampaioWPointsCopa Podio85KGGP2014
5805Jon SatavaWPts: 0x0, AdvCopa Podio85KGGP2014
5953Renato CardosoRenato CardosoWPts: 0x0, AdvBrazil Nat. Pro85KG1/4F2015
5955Fred AlmeidaWN/ABrazil Nat. Pro85KGSF2015
5956Rafael NicholasWPts: 0x0, AdvBrazil Nat. Pro85KGF2015
6158UnknownWReferee DecisionBerkut OpenABSSF2015
6163UnknownWAdvBerkut Open NoGiABS1/4F2015
6164UnknownWGuillotineBerkut Open NoGiABSSF2015
6165UnknownWPts: 8x0Berkut Open NoGiABSF2015
6544Mauro SantiagoWKneebarADCC SP88KGR12015
6549I. PaivaWGuillotineADCC SP88KGSF2015
6551Felipe CesarFelipe CesarWPts: 0x0, PenADCC SP88KGF2015
6588Rodrigo MartinsWAmassa paoWorld Pro85KGR12015
6597Renato CardosoRenato CardosoWPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Pro85KGR22015
6909Bruno TogniWEstima lockWorld Champ.82KG1/8F2015
6919Vinicius MarinhoVinicius MarinhoWPts: 6x4World Champ.82KG1/4F2015
6921Victor EstimaVictor EstimaWPts: 4x2World Champ.82KGSF2015
6923Vitor OliveiraVitor OliveiraWPts: 8x4World Champ.82KGF2015
7341Mike PerezWReferee DecisionADCC88KGR12015
7397Gabriel LucasGabriel LucasWReferee DecisionADCCABSR12015
7404Vinny MagalhaesVinny MagalhaesWReferee DecisionADCCABS1/4F2015
7408Yuri SimoesYuri SimoesWReferee DecisionADCCABSSF2015
7409Joao RochaJoao RochaWPts: 0x0, PenADCCABSF2015
7901Lucas RochaLucas RochaD---Berkut 2ABSSPF2015
8730Igor SousaWReferee DecisionWorld ProABSR22016
8831Abner SouzaWPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Pro85KG1/8F2016
8835Gustavo CamposGustavo CamposWPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Pro85KG1/4F2016
8838Romulo BarralRomulo BarralWKneebarWorld Pro85KGSF2016

Banner picture taken by Ross Finlayson.

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