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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

95 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    33 (35%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    20 (21%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    30 (32%)
  • BY DECISION
    7 (7%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    4 (4%)
  • BY DQ
    1 (1%)

30 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Armbar
23
7
#86e620
Guillotine
17
5
#5AD3D1
Submission
10
3
#d1212a
Kneebar
10
3
#fad11b
Amassa Pao choke
7
2
#f58822
Choke from back
7
2
#224aba
Choke
7
2
#ff9124
Wristlock
7
2
#bf1f6c
Heel hook
3
1
#22c9a5
Shoulder lock
3
1
#fad223
Amassa pao
3
1
#03861f
Estima lock
3
1
30
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
31 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    15 (48%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    3 (10%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    9 (29%)
  • BY DECISION
    3 (10%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    1 (3%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

9 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

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

Claudio Calasans Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
1405Mario ReisMario ReisLReferee DecisionWorld Champ.76KGSF2006
2179Murilo SantanaMurilo SantanaLTriangle armbarADCC Trials77KGF2009
2340Roger GracieRoger GracieLCross chokeWorld Champ.ABSSF2009
2658Marcelo GarciaMarcelo GarciaLPts: 2x0World Champ.82KGF2010
2780Diego BorgesDiego BorgesLPts: 4x2World Pro Trials83KGF2011
2854Rubens CharlesRubens CharlesLPts: 4x2World Pro.ABS1/4F2011
2901Rodolfo VieiraRodolfo VieiraLArmbarWorld Champ.ABSR22011
3095Andre GalvaoAndre GalvaoLAdvWJJPC Trials82KGF2011
3182Leonardo VieiraLeonardo VieiraLPts: 3x0ADCC77KGSF2011
3190Kron GracieKron GracieLGuillotineADCC77KG3PLC2011
3302Marcus AlmeidaMarcus AlmeidaLPointsPan Am CBJJEABSF2011
3948Otavio SousaOtavio SousaLPts: 6x6, PenWorld Champ.82KGF2012
4279Bernardo FariaBernardo FariaLPts: 4x0European OpenABSSF2013
4482Victor EstimaVictor EstimaLBow and arrowWorld Pro82KGSF2013
4498Rodolfo VieiraRodolfo VieiraLPts: 9x0World ProABSSF2013
4501Leandro LoLeandro LoLPointsCopa Podio82KGSPF2013
4616Otavio SousaOtavio SousaLPts: 4x2World Champ.82KGF2013
4824Oskar PiechotaLChokeADCC88KGR12013
5383Marcus AlmeidaMarcus AlmeidaLSubmissionWorld Pro.ABSR22014
5679Leandro LoLeandro LoLPts: 4x2Mundial CBJJEABSF2014
5826Vitor OliveiraVitor OliveiraLAdvIBJJF Pro League82KGSF2014
5927Luiz PanzaLuiz PanzaLBotinhaCopa Podio85KGGP2014
5948Felipe PenaFelipe PenaLPts: 7x2Copa Podio85KGSF2014
6338Abdurahman BilarovLPointsBerkut OpenABSF2015
6666Delson HelenoDelson HelenoLReferee DecisionADCC RJ88KGR12015
6785Victor EstimaVictor EstimaLPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Pro85KG1/4F2015
7552Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusLPts: 2x0ADCC88KG1/4F2015
9037Felipe PenaFelipe PenaLPts: 4x2World ProABS1/8F2016
9133Leandro LoLeandro LoLReferee DecisionWorld Pro85KGF2016
9491Gabriel ArgesGabriel ArgesLKneebarWorld Champ.82KG1/4F2016
9628Erberth SantosErberth SantosDPts: 0x0Copa Podio86KGGP2016
9636Diego BorgesDiego BorgesLPts: 2x0Copa Podio86KGGP2016
1404Sal RangelWPts: 4x2World Champ.76KG1/4F2006
2171Walber BrigoWPointsADCC Trials77KGR12009
2174Augusto MendesAugusto MendesWPointsADCC Trials77KG1/4F2009
2177Rodrigo DammWReferee DecisionADCC Trials77KGSF2009
2470Jose CarlosWPointsWPC SD trials83KGSF2010
2471Adriano SilvaAdriano SilvaWGuillotineWPC SD trials83KGF2010
2596Braulio EstimaBraulio EstimaWAdvWorld Pro.ABSF2010
2602Braulio EstimaBraulio EstimaWPts: 2x2, PenWorld Pro.83KGF2010
2655Lucas LeiteLucas LeiteWPointsWorld Champ.82KG1/4F2010
2656Sergio MoraesSergio MoraesWPointsWorld Champ.82KGSF2010
2766Bernardo FariaBernardo FariaWPts: 4x4, AdvEuropeanABSSF2011
2767Sergio MoraesSergio MoraesWPts: 4x4, AdvEuropeanABSF2011
2771Bruno AlvesBruno AlvesWChokeEuropean82KGF2011
2776UnknownWAdvWorld Pro Trials83KGR12011
2777UnknownWGuillotineWorld Pro Trials83KG1/4F2011
2778Juarez HarlesWPts: 2x0World Pro Trials83KGSF2011
2809Clark GracieClark GracieWPts: 2x0Pan American82KGSF2011
2811Lucas LeiteLucas LeiteWWristlockPan American82KGF2011
2843Alan FinfouAlan FinfouWAdvWorld Pro.83KGSF2011
2844Vinicius CorralesVinicius CorralesWPts: 6x6, AdvWorld Pro.83KGF2011
2892Tetsuya KondoWChokeWorld Champ.ABSR12011
2966UnknownWSubmissionWorld Champ.82KGRDS2011
3131Daniel StraussWKneebarADCC77KGR12011
3165Augusto MendesAugusto MendesWHeel hookADCC77KG1/4F2011
3293Frederico OliveiraWArmbarPan Am CBJJEABSNA2011
3294Jose CarlosWArmbarPan Am CBJJEABSNA2011
3300Alexandre CeconiAlexandre CeconiWN/APan Am CBJJEABSSF2011
3377Renato CardosoRenato CardosoWPts: 0x0, AdvMundial CBJJEABSF2012
3516Francisco TorresWPointsPan American82KGR22012
3522Thiago AbreuThiago AbreuWArmbarPan American82KG1/4F2012
3525Clark GracieClark GracieWPts: 4x0Pan American82KGSF2012
3526Victor EstimaVictor EstimaWPts: 4x2Pan American82KGF2012
3675DJ JacksonDJ JacksonWArmbarWorld Pro.82KGR22012
3682Marcos de SouzaWPointsWorld Pro.82KG1/4F2012
3684Bruno AlvesBruno AlvesWArmbarWorld Pro.82KGSF2012
3685Lucas LeiteLucas LeiteWPts: 2x0World Pro.82KGF2012
3928Rodrigo SousaWShoulder lockWorld Champ.82KGR22012
3937Jake MackenzieJake MackenzieWWristlockWorld Champ.82KG1/8F2012
3944Alan FinfouAlan FinfouWPts: 4x2World Champ.82KG1/4F2012
3947Victor EstimaVictor EstimaWPts: 4x4, AdvWorld Champ.82KGSF2012
4275Leonardo MacielWPts: 2x0European OpenABS1/4F2013
4287DJ JacksonDJ JacksonWPts: 0x0, PenEuropean Open82KG1/4F2013
4290Fernando TerereFernando TerereWDQEuropean Open82KGF2013
4480DJ JacksonDJ JacksonWPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Pro82KGR12013
4481Tarsis HumphreysTarsis HumphreysWPts: 6x0World Pro82KG1/4F2013
4499Tarsis HumphreysTarsis HumphreysWAdvWorld ProABS3PLC2013
4612Tio ChicoWPts: 2x0World Champ.82KG1/4F2013
4615Victor EstimaVictor EstimaWPts: 8x4World Champ.82KGSF2013
5039Luca AnacoretaLuca AnacoretaWSubmissionEuropean82KGSF2014
5041JT TorresJT TorresWPts: 2x2, AdvEuropean82KGF2014
5375UnknownWPts: 2x0World Pro.ABSR12014
5677Paulo MiyaoPaulo MiyaoWPts: 2x2, AdvMundial CBJJEABSSF2014
5890Sonoda KendyWArmbarAsian Open88KGSF2014
5891Julien CazierWSubmissionAsian Open88KGF2014
5894Howon JungWAmassa Pao chokeAsian OpenABSSF2014
5895Abraham MarteAbraham MarteWPts: 5x4Asian OpenABSF2014
5898Sonoda KendyWArmbarAsian Open88KGSF2014
5899Julien CazierWAmassa Pao chokeAsian Open88KGF2014
5931Luis GustavoWChoke from backCopa Podio85KGGP2014
5940Diogo SampaioDiogo SampaioWPointsCopa Podio85KGGP2014
5943Jon SatavaWPts: 0x0, AdvCopa Podio85KGGP2014
6132Renato CardosoRenato CardosoWPts: 0x0, AdvBrazil Nat. Pro85KG1/4F2015
6134Fred AlmeidaWN/ABrazil Nat. Pro85KGSF2015
6135Rafael NicholasWPts: 0x0, AdvBrazil Nat. Pro85KGF2015
6337UnknownWReferee DecisionBerkut OpenABSSF2015
6342UnknownWAdvBerkut Open NoGiABS1/4F2015
6343UnknownWGuillotineBerkut Open NoGiABSSF2015
6344UnknownWPts: 8x0Berkut Open NoGiABSF2015
6728Mauro SantiagoWKneebarADCC SP88KGR12015
6733I. PaivaWGuillotineADCC SP88KGSF2015
6735Felipe CesarFelipe CesarWPts: 0x0, PenADCC SP88KGF2015
6774Rodrigo MartinsWAmassa paoWorld Pro85KGR12015
6783Renato CardosoRenato CardosoWPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Pro85KGR22015
7100Bruno TogniWEstima lockWorld Champ.82KG1/8F2015
7110Vinicius MarinhoVinicius MarinhoWPts: 6x4World Champ.82KG1/4F2015
7112Victor EstimaVictor EstimaWPts: 4x2World Champ.82KGSF2015
7114Vitor OliveiraVitor OliveiraWPts: 8x4World Champ.82KGF2015
7550Mike PerezWReferee DecisionADCC88KGR12015
7606Gabriel LucasGabriel LucasWReferee DecisionADCCABSR12015
7613Vinny MagalhaesVinny MagalhaesWReferee DecisionADCCABS1/4F2015
7617Yuri SimoesYuri SimoesWReferee DecisionADCCABSSF2015
7618Joao RochaJoao RochaWPts: 0x0, PenADCCABSF2015
8127Lucas RochaLucas RochaD---Berkut 2ABSSPF2015
9023Igor SousaWReferee DecisionWorld ProABSR22016
9125Abner SouzaWPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Pro85KG1/8F2016
9129Gustavo CamposGustavo CamposWPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Pro85KG1/4F2016
9132Romulo BarralRomulo BarralWKneebarWorld Pro85KGSF2016
9474Javier YamuniWPts: 15x0World Champ.82KGR22016
9484Diego SampaioWPts: 6x2World Champ.82KG1/8F2016
9633Dan BorovicWPts: 2x2, AdvCopa Podio86KGGP2016
9639John CombsJohn CombsWGuillotineCopa Podio86KGGP2016
9943Leandro KussanoWPointsAsian Open88KGSF2016
9945Alec BauldingAlec BauldingWPts: 2x0Asian Open88KGF2016
9947Renato CecilioWChoke from backAsian OpenABS1/4F2016
9948Nathan MendelsohnWPts: 4x0Asian OpenABSSF2016
9949Leandro KussanoWPointsAsian OpenABSF2016

Banner picture taken by Ross Finlayson.

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