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Daniel Correia, commonly known as Daniel “Moraes” is a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu black belt under Royler Gracie and Marcelo Clemente, being known as one of the best lightweight competitors of his generation through his numerous titles such as World jiu jitsu champion and Pan American jiu jitsu champion. Once Daniel left his native Brazil to move to the USA he became a head coach at the Relson Gracie academy, where he was revered for his important work.

Daniel Moraes Jiu Jitsu

Full Name: Daniel Correia

Nickname: “Moraes” is not actually Daniel’s last name and is more of a nickname Daniel acquired as a child in association with his highly respected uncle Jose Moraes

Lineage: Mitsuyo Maeda > Carlos Gracie > Helio Gracie > Royler Gracie > Daniel Moraes

Main Achievements:

  • World Champion (1999 blue, 2000 purple, 2003, 2004)
  • Pan American Champion (2004)
  • ADCC Brazilian Trials Champion (2003)
  • World No Gi Champion (2008)
  • Brazilian NoGi National Champion (2007, 2006, 2005)
  • Copa America Champion (2010, 2009, 2008)
  • Gracie World’s Champion (2007, 2006, 2005)
  • World No-Gi Silver Medallist (2010)

Favourite Position/Technique: Pressure Passing

Weight Division: Peso Leve (76kg/167lbs)

Team/Association: Relson Gracie

Daniel Moraes Biography

Daniel “Moraes” Correira was born on the 18th of August 1981 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Daniel’s first experience with grappling happened at the Iate Clube Jardim Guanabara, when he was 5 years old at the club’s jiu jitsu program.

Royler Gracie and Marcelo Clemente were Moraes’ coaches throughout the course of his jiu jitsu career in Brazil, being awarded his black belt by the pair in 2002.

Once Daniel decided to move from his native Brazil, to the United States following his dream of becoming a professional jiu jitsu coach, he sought out Relson Gracie, becoming a Relson Gracie Academy affiliate.

Daniel also competed in mixed martial arts (MMA), having a very positive run from 2006 to 2008 where he picked up a submission win over UFC veteran Matt Brown.

Daniel Moraes Grappling Record

80 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    57 (71%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    3 (4%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    15 (19%)
  • BY DECISION
    4 (5%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    1 (1%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

15 SUBMISSIONS WINS

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Submission
80
12
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Guillotine
7
1
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Injury
7
1
#d1212a
RNC
7
1
15
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
22 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    15 (68%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    2 (9%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    2 (9%)
  • BY DECISION
    1 (5%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    2 (9%)

2 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

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Choke from back
50
1
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RNC
50
1
2
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Daniel Moraes Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
616Marcio FeitosaMarcio FeitosaLPointsArnold Classic73KGF2001
620Vitor ShaolinVitor ShaolinLPointsArnold Classic73KGF2002
706Carlos PortuguesCarlos PortuguesLAdvPan American73KGF2002
716Alexandre DantasAlexandre DantasLPointsEstadual RJ88KG1/4F2002
730Suyan QueirozSuyan QueirozLAdvLiga Niteroi73KGF2002
746Otto OlsenLPointsADCC Trials77KGF2003
827Vitor ShaolinVitor ShaolinLPts: 2x0Arnold Classic73KGSF2003
955Wagney FabianoLPointsArnold Classic73KGR12004
1104Reinaldo RibeiroReinaldo RibeiroLChoke from backGP Blackbelt70KGSF2004
1275Tiago AlvesTiago AlvesLPointsWorld Champ.76KGR12005
1326Andre BastosLDQLiga Niterói76KG1/4F2005
1329Kurt PellegrinoLReferee DecisionArnold Classic73KGSF2005
1416Marcelo GarciaMarcelo GarciaLDQWorld Champ.82KGSF2006
1624Andre GalvaoAndre GalvaoLPts: 16x2ADCC Trials77KGF2007
1787Pablo PopovitchPablo PopovitchLPointsWorld NoGi79KGF2007
2178Murilo SantanaMurilo SantanaLPointsADCC Trials77KGSF2009
2387Carlos FerreiraLPointsNoGi Worlds79KGSF2009
2559Marcus AlmeidaMarcus AlmeidaLRNCCopa AmericaABSSF2010
2576Pablo PopovitchPablo PopovitchLPts: 6x0No Gi Worlds86KGF2010
6670Delson HelenoDelson HelenoLPts: 6x0ADCC RJ88KG1/8F2015
6681Romulo AzevedoLPointsAberto de verão88KGF2015
6970Gregor GracieGregor GracieLPointsCopa PodioABSSPF2015
613Hermes FrancaWPointsArnold Classic73KGR12001
614Jeff CurranWPointsArnold Classic73KG1/4F2001
615Anthony ToleneWPointsArnold Classic73KGSF2001
617Shawn WilliamsShawn WilliamsWPointsArnold Classic73KGR12002
618Jeff CurranWPointsArnold Classic73KG1/4F2002
619Alberto CraneAlberto CraneWPts: 11x0Arnold Classic73KGSF2002
703Wander BragaWander BragaWPts: 6x0Pan American73KGR12002
704Marcelo QueirozWSubmissionPan American73KG1/4F2002
705Alberto CraneAlberto CraneWPts: 3x0Pan American73KGSF2002
727Joao SilvaWPts: 8x2Gracie Pac. RimABS1/4F2002
728Baret YoshidaBaret YoshidaWPts: 11x0Gracie Pac. RimABSSF2002
729Gabriel WilcoxWPointsLiga Niteroi73KGSF2002
731Pedro BrandaoWPointsBud CupABSSF2002
732Carlos LemosCarlos LemosWPointsBud CupABSF2002
742Johil de OliveiraWPts: 21x0ADCC Trials77KGR12003
744Fernando TerereFernando TerereWPts: 2x0ADCC Trials77KG1/4F2003
745Marcelo GarciaMarcelo GarciaWPenADCC Trials77KGSF2003
822Jorge GurgelWPts: 8x0Bud Cup73KGSPF2003
824Jeff CurranWPointsArnold Classic73KGR12003
826N. PhungephornWPts: 6x0Arnold Classic73KG1/4F2003
868Pete deBeenWInjuryWorld Champ.76KGR12003
870Frederico RibeiroWPts: 5x0World Champ.76KG1/4F2003
872Bruno de PaulaWPointsWorld Champ.76KGSF2003
873Marcio FeitosaMarcio FeitosaWAdvWorld Champ.76KGF2003
986Armando GuedesWSubmissionPan American76KG1/4F2004
989Edson DinizWPts: 14x0Pan American76KGSF2004
990Carlos PortuguesCarlos PortuguesWReferee DecisionPan American76KGF2004
1044Diego AsenjoWPointsWorld Champ.76KG1/4F2004
1045Bruno de PaulaWPts: 4x0World Champ.76KGSF2004
1046Rodrigo MagalhaesWPts: 4x0World Champ.76KGF2004
1096Ocimar CostaWPts: 13x0GP Blackbelt70KGR12004
1102Mario ReisMario ReisWAdvGP Blackbelt70KG1/4F2004
1110Rafael AssuncaoWPointsArnold Classic73KG1/4F2005
1111Jack McVickerJack McVickerWPointsArnold Classic73KGSF2005
1112Edson DinizWPointsArnold Classic73KGF2005
1314Rodrigo DammWPts: 5x0Copa CycloneABSSPF2005
1325Theodoro CanalTheodoro CanalWSubmissionLiga Niterói76KGR12005
1327Chris MoriatyWReferee DecisionArnold Classic73KGR12005
1328Matt JonesWSubmissionArnold Classic73KG1/4F2005
1408Mike FowlerMike FowlerWPts: 5x0World Champ.82KGR12006
1414Yan CabralWPts: 3x0World Champ.82KG1/4F2006
1454Rodrigo DammWPointsCopa CycloneSPF77KG2006
1521Edson ChulapaWRNCCopa Cyclone77KGSPF2006
1619Carlos EduardoWPointsADCC Trials77KGR12007
1620Bernardo MagalhaesWSubmissionADCC Trials77KG1/8F2007
1621Marcelo AzevedoMarcelo AzevedoWPointsADCC Trials77KG1/4F2007
1623Lucas LeiteLucas LeiteWPointsADCC Trials77KGSF2007
1784Wagner RochaWPointsWorld NoGi79KG1/4F2007
1786Bill CooperBill CooperWGuillotineWorld NoGi79KGSF2007
1803Bruno de PaulaWPointsFILA Trials77KGSF2007
1804Denilson SoldaniWPointsFILA Trials77KGF2007
1981Raphael ChavesRaphael ChavesWReferee DecisionNoGi Worlds79KGR12008
1983Jonatas NovaesWPts: 11x0NoGi Worlds79KG1/4F2008
1984Carlos FerreiraWPointsNoGi Worlds79KGSF2008
1986Lucas LepriLucas LepriWPts: 0x0, AdvNoGi Worlds79KGF2008
2176Alexandre PulgaAlexandre PulgaWSubmissionADCC Trials77KG1/4F2009
2363Roberto AbreuRoberto AbreuWPointsCopa AmericaABSSF2009
2364Mike deBartoloWSubmissionCopa AmericaABSF2009
2380Nik RubenWPointsNoGi Worlds79KG1/8F2009
2383Marcelo MafraWReferee DecisionNoGi Worlds79KG1/4F2009
2410Alan BerubeWSubmissionCopa AmericaABS1/4F2009
2411Matt AroyoWPointsCopa AmericaABSSF2009
2412Reby DonofrioWPointsCopa AmericaABSF2009
2429Jordan SchultzWPointsGQ Europa77KG1/4F2010
2430Andrew McinnesWPointsGQ Europa77KGSF2010
2432Enrico CoccoEnrico CoccoWPointsGQ Europa77KGF2010
2553James ClingermanWSubmissionNo Gi Panams79KGR12010
2554Bruno TostesWSubmissionNo Gi Panams79KG1/8F2010
2555Mike CamarilloWPointsNo Gi Panams79KG1/4F2010
2556Reby DonofrioWPointsCopa AmericaABSR12010
2557Matt AroyoWPointsCopa AmericaABS1/8F2010
2558Fred MoncaioWPointsCopa AmericaABS1/4F2010
2574Kleber BuiúWPts: 8x0No Gi Worlds86KGSF2010
2745Tony TiptonWPts: 3x0Rupture Houston92KG1/4F2010
2746Carlo PraterWPts: 4x0Rupture Houston92KGSF2010
2747Frost MurphyWPts: 20x0Rupture Houston92KGF2010
5003Jonathan ValleWPts: 9x0Ilha SportsABSSPF2014
6680Marcos GraelWPts: 5x0Aberto de verão88KGSF2015
8975Leonardo RamosWSubmissionCopa Helio Gracie82KGSF2016
8976Everton LuisWSubmissionCopa Helio Gracie82KGF2016

Daniel Moraes vs Allen Berube “Monstah”

Daniel Moraes vs Denilson Soldani

Daniel Moraes vs Lucas Lepri

Daniel Moraes vs Matt Arroyo

One Comment

  • 31Fifty says:

    You can check out Daniel's fights from the 2010 No Gi Worlds on youtube at our page: 31FiftyProject

    Also pick up a hoodie or a tee at our online store and wear what Daniel wears!

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