Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Team History, Fighter Stats, Biographies and News

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Eduardo Telles is a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu black belt under Fabio Gurgel and one of the most creative grapplers in the World. Famed for being a fan of the “Esquijitsu” (a nickname applied to his game which translates to: weird Jiu Jitsu) he created several attacks from the turtle position, a position that was deemed a weaker position by most grapplers before Telles created the turtle guard, revolutionizing what once was defensive ‘go-to’ move. Eduardo Telles also created several trademark setups from a position that became famous as the Octupus Guard.

Eduardo Telles Jiu Jitsu

Full Name: Eduardo Telles Moreira

Nickname: n/a

Lineage: Mitsuyo Maeda > Carlos Gracie > Helio Gracie > Rolls Gracie > Romero Cavalcanti > Eduardo Telles

Mains Achievements (BJJ):

  • World Champion, No Gi (2013)
  • Pan American Champion (2007)
  • Brazilian National Champion – CBJJE (2008)
  • World Silver Medallist (1999 – Purple Belt);
  • 3x World Bronze Medallist (2000 – Brown Belt, 2008 and 2010 Black Belt)
  • 2x Pan American Silver Medallist (2005, 2006)
  • 3x Brazilian National Silver Medallist (2001, 2005, 2006)
  • 3x Pan American Bronze Medallist (2002 – Pesado and Absolute, 2004 Pesado)

Favourite Position: Turtle Guard, Octopus Guard.

Weight Division: Pesado, Super Pesado and Pesadissimo

Team/Association: Nine Nine.

Eduardo Telles Biography

Eduardo Telles was born in 1976 in the city of Sao Paulo, Brazil. Telles entered the martial arts world through Karate as a teenager, Jiu Jitsu already existed in Sao Paulo at the time, but the academies were scarce and the first contact Telles had with Jiu Jitsu was when he spent time in Rio de Janeiro, at his father’s home town. The Telles family held a house in Rio around the famous surfing and BJJ spot of Bairro da Tijuca where Eduardo would hear about Jiu Jitsu for the first time.

After the first UFC’s started, the Royce Gracie name became famous (he won the first 2 championship events) and Jiu Jitsu boomed in Sao Paulo. Riding on the Jiu Jitsu wave, the Karate gym where Eduardo Telles trained opened a class for Jiu Jitsu. That was when Telles met his first instructor, Fernando Yamasaki (brother of UFC referee: Mario Yamasaki), with whom he stayed until he received his blue belt. Around the time when he was graded blue belt he moved to San Diego in California and had to stop training. He was in the US to learn English and there he met Carlos Valente, an ‘old school’ Jiu Jitsu black belt who’s family had a long history with the Gracie family. Telles took the oportunity of training with such a prestigious black belt and trained with Valente for the duration of his term in the US.

Telles received his purple belt from Mr Valente and then moved back to Sao Paulo. This time he picked up his training at the new Fabio Gurgel gym. At Gurgel’s academy he met Fernando “Terere” with whom he became very good friends, as well as Demian Maia and other Jiu Jitsu personalities who were all training under Mr Gurgel guidance. At the Alliance Head Quarters, Telles’ technique grew heaps and bounds and the close contact with Terere (who was already rapidly turning into a legend of the sport) was one of the reasons for this surge. The Alliance gym also served as a laboratory for Eduardo Telles’s experiments with Jiu Jitsu techniques that he would develop to adapt to his “scrappy” grappling style.

He went on to get a Silver Medal in 1999 at the Mundial (World Championship) as a purple belt and a Bronze Medal the following year as a brown belt, and so it came as no surprise when he received his Black Belt the following year. By then Eduardo Telles’s style of fighting started standing out, and many in the BJJ community started branding it “Esquijitsu”, which means something along the lines of “Weird Jiu Jitsu”. This was due to the awkward positions in which Telles would put himself.

In 2002 the Alliance Team split and Eduardo Telles followed the path of the dissidents helping to open the Master Team and later the TT Team with his friend Fernando Terere. TT was successful from the get-go with some students showing that the team had tremendous potential, unfortunately by the end of 2004 Fernando Augusto entered his personal struggle with drug dependence and depression, and so the team was terminated. Telles decided to open another academy, this time presided by himself which he called Nine Nine, the meaning behind that name was that 99 is a reference in proximity to the number 100 which means perfection, the goal of Telles.

After setting up his academy Telles started his Mixed Martial Arts career (MMA) a quick submission of Rubens Xavier earned him another call to the rings, this time against the experienced and heavy favorite, Gracie Barra’s Rafael “Sapo”. Telles won again in the first round by massive head kick. His first defeat would come from the hands of another fellow jiu jitsu practitioner, the experienced Landro Silva “Batata” from Nova Uniao, this defeat made Telles understand the necessity of joining a professional MMA team, and so he joined the famous X-Gym in Rio de Janeiro, headquarters to the Black House MMA team were some of the best UFC fighters train, people like Anderson Silva, Machida the Nogueira Brothers and many others.

Eduardo Telles Grappling Record

40 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    20 (50%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    4 (10%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    16 (40%)
  • BY DECISION
    0 (0%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

16 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Armbar
31
5
#86e620
Kneebar
19
3
#5AD3D1
Kimura
13
2
#d1212a
Choke from back
13
2
#fad11b
RNC
6
1
#f58822
Cross ck. f/ mount
6
1
#224aba
Submission
6
1
#ff9124
Katagatame
6
1
16
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
39 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    15 (38%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    11 (28%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    10 (26%)
  • BY DECISION
    2 (5%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    1 (3%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

10 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
Armbar
30
3
#86e620
Kneebar
20
2
#5AD3D1
Triangle armbar
10
1
#d1212a
Arm in Ezekiel
10
1
#fad11b
Inside heel hook
10
1
#f58822
Toe hold
10
1
#224aba
Clock choke
10
1
10
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Eduardo Telles Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
713Marcio CruzMarcio CruzLPts: 10x2Team NationalsO88KGF2002
848Hugo CarioniLAdvWorld Champ.94KG1/4F2003
978Alexandre RibeiroAlexandre RibeiroLPts: 0x0, AdvGolden Cup94KGSF2004
999Gabriel VellaGabriel VellaLPts: 0x0, AdvPan American94KGSF2004
1086Fernando MargaridaFernando MargaridaLToe holdWorld Cup94KGF2004
1188Roger GracieRoger GracieLArmbarADCC99KG1/4F2005
1211Gabriel NapaoLPts: 0x0, PenADCCABSR12005
1234Alexandre RibeiroAlexandre RibeiroLPts: 4x2World Cup100KG1/4F2005
1254Ronaldo SouzaRonaldo SouzaLClock chokeWorld CupO75KG1/4F2005
1295Fernando MargaridaFernando MargaridaLAdvWorld Champ.100KG1/4F2005
1357Braulio EstimaBraulio EstimaLTriangle armbarPan American94KGF2006
1370Rafael LovatoRafael LovatoLPts: 2x0Pan AmericanABS1/4F2006
1484Jefferson MouraJefferson MouraLPts: 5x2Brasileiro94KGF2006
1524Murilo SantanaMurilo SantanaLPts: 0x0, AdvPaulista FPJJABSF2007
1559Rick MacauleyLPointsGQ All Star Pro90KGF2007
1772Cristiano LazzariniCristiano LazzariniLPointsNoGi Pan Am.100KGSF2007
1793Gabriel VellaGabriel VellaLReferee DecisionSuper ChallengeABSR12007
1832Andre GalvaoAndre GalvaoLArm in EzekielH. Kong CupABSF2008
1945Roger GracieRoger GracieLPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Champ.O100KGSF2008
2324Tiago GaiaLReferee DecisionWorld Champ.100KG1/4F2009
2667Tarsis HumphreysTarsis HumphreysLPts: 2x0World Champ.88KGSF2010
2906Sergio MoraesSergio MoraesLPts: 5x2World Champ.ABSR22011
3039Romulo BarralRomulo BarralLPts: 2x2, AdvWorld Champ.88KG1/4F2011
4132Roberto AlencarRoberto AlencarLPointsNoGi Worlds94KG1/4F2012
4155Antonio PeinadoAntonio PeinadoLPointsNoGi WorldsABS1/8F2012
4217Joao MiyaoJoao MiyaoLAdvWorld ExpoABSSPF2013
4556Antonio PeinadoAntonio PeinadoLPointsWorld Champ.ABSRDS2013
4769AJ AgazarmAJ AgazarmLPts: 0x0, AdvNoGi American Nat.ABSF2013
4950Gustavo PiresGustavo PiresLPts: 2x0IBJJF Pro LeagueO94KGSF2013
5080Fabiano LeiteLKneebarPan AmericanABSR22014
5161Rodrigo PimpolhoLPointsPan American88KG1/4F2014
5250Arnaldo MaidanaArnaldo MaidanaLArmbarFIVE Cali. 2ABSSF2014
5253J. FriedrichLKneebarFIVE NoGi C. 2ABSSF2014
5696Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusLPts: 0x0, AdvAmerican Nat.88KGF2014
5786Arnaldo MaidanaArnaldo MaidanaLArmbarNo Gi Worlds88KG1/4F2014
5830Jackson SousaJackson SousaLPts: 2x2, AdvIBJJF Pro League94KGSF2014
6422AJ AgazarmAJ AgazarmLPointsPan AmericanABSR12015
6557Bernardo FariaBernardo FariaLPts: 8x0Pan American100KG1/4F2015
9922Kyle GriffinLInside heel hookEBI 884KG1/4F2016
737Fernando PieroFernando PieroWPointsTeam NationalsO88KGF2003
976Bruno BastosBruno BastosWKneebarGolden Cup94KG1/4F2004
980Todd MargolisWAdvPan AmericanABSSPF2004
998Rener GracieWPointsPan American94KG1/4F2004
1186Antoine JoudeWKneebarADCC99KGR12005
1264Renato FerroWN/ACopa do BrasilO75KGSF2005
1354Leopoldo CanalWPointsPan American94KG1/4F2006
1355Rafael LovatoRafael LovatoWPts: 2x0Pan American94KGSF2006
1365Carlos PortuguesCarlos PortuguesWKneebarPan AmericanABSR12006
1482Rigoney CastroWArmbarBrasileiro94KGSF2006
1526Matheus CostaWArmbarPaulista FPJJ94KGF2007
1554Eric ShambariWPts: 12x2GQ All Star Pro90KGR12007
1556Chris DownumWPts: 5x0GQ All Star Pro90KG1/4F2007
1557Nathan DuCharmWPts: 2x0GQ All Star Pro90KGSF2007
1600E. ArrivabeneWChoke from backPan American94KG1/4F2007
1601Flavio AlmeidaFlavio AlmeidaWPointsPan American94KGF2007
1769Roberto AlencarRoberto AlencarWPointsNoGi Pan Am.100KG1/4F2007
1939Paulo RibeiroWArmbarWorld Champ.O100KGR12008
1943Rafael EluangerWArmbarWorld Champ.O100KGR22008
1950Tatsui OnosiWKimuraWorld Champ.ABSR12008
2182André SteolaWRNCADCC Trials88KGR12009
2659Joao MoncaioWCross ck. f/ mountWorld Champ.88KGR12010
2664Orlando ZanettiWChoke from backWorld Champ.88KG1/4F2010
2703Otavio SousaOtavio SousaWPts: 10x10, AdvWorld Champ.ABS1/4F2010
2900Ronaldo AntonioWPts: 17x0World Champ.ABSR22011
2983UnknownWN/AWorld Champ.88KGRDS2011
2985Ian McphersonIan McphersonWAdvWorld Champ.88KGRDS2011
4130Bernardo TavolaroWPointsNoGi Worlds94KGR12012
4148Bruno AntunesWPts: 0x0, AdvNoGi WorldsABSR12012
4538Jaroslaw KonradWSubmissionWorld Champ.ABSRDS2013
4761Omar SabhaWKimuraNoGi American Nat.88KGSF2013
4762Jason ManlyWPts: 5x0NoGi American Nat.88KGF2013
4767Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoWPts: 4x0NoGi American Nat.ABSSF2013
4923Matt JuberaWPointsNoGi Worlds88KGSF2013
4924Felipe PenaFelipe PenaWPts: 6x2NoGi Worlds88KGF2013
5157Rafael FragaWPts: 4x0Pan American88KGR12014
5252Josh HingerJosh HingerWPts: 2x0FIVE NoGi C. 2ABS1/4F2014
5254Ruben CoronadoWKatagatameFIVE NoGi C. 2ABS3PLC2014
5695Elias RamirezWArmbarAmerican Nat.88KGSF2014
6092Mike FowlerMike FowlerD---PolarisABSSPF2015
9765Fabio LeopoldoFabio LeopoldoD---Metamoris 7ABSSPF2016
9916Matt SecorWPointsEBI 884KGR12016

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