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
Choke from back
13
2
#d1212a
Kimura
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
Toe hold
10
1
#d1212a
Clock choke
10
1
#fad11b
Triangle armbar
10
1
#f58822
Arm in Ezekiel
10
1
#224aba
Inside heel hook
10
1
10
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Eduardo Telles Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
707Marcio CruzMarcio CruzLPts: 10x2Team NationalsO88KGF2002
842Hugo CarioniLAdvWorld Champ.94KG1/4F2003
972Alexandre RibeiroAlexandre RibeiroLPts: 0x0, AdvGolden Cup94KGSF2004
993Gabriel VellaGabriel VellaLPts: 0x0, AdvPan American94KGSF2004
1080Fernando MargaridaFernando MargaridaLToe holdWorld Cup94KGF2004
1171Roger GracieRoger GracieLArmbarADCC99KG1/4F2005
1194Gabriel NapaoLPts: 0x0, PenADCCABSR12005
1217Alexandre RibeiroAlexandre RibeiroLPts: 4x2World Cup100KG1/4F2005
1237Ronaldo SouzaRonaldo SouzaLClock chokeWorld CupO75KG1/4F2005
1278Fernando MargaridaFernando MargaridaLAdvWorld Champ.100KG1/4F2005
1340Braulio EstimaBraulio EstimaLTriangle armbarPan American94KGF2006
1353Rafael LovatoRafael LovatoLPts: 2x0Pan AmericanABS1/4F2006
1467Jefferson MouraJefferson MouraLPts: 5x2Brasileiro94KGF2006
1507Murilo SantanaMurilo SantanaLPts: 0x0, AdvPaulista FPJJABSF2007
1542Rick MacauleyLPointsGQ All Star Pro90KGF2007
1755Cristiano LazzariniCristiano LazzariniLPointsNoGi Pan Am.100KGSF2007
1776Gabriel VellaGabriel VellaLReferee DecisionSuper ChallengeABSR12007
1815Andre GalvaoAndre GalvaoLArm in EzekielH. Kong CupABSF2008
1928Roger GracieRoger GracieLPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Champ.O100KGSF2008
2300Tiago GaiaLReferee DecisionWorld Champ.100KG1/4F2009
2632Tarsis HumphreysTarsis HumphreysLPts: 2x0World Champ.88KGSF2010
2874Sergio MoraesSergio MoraesLPts: 5x2World Champ.ABSR22011
3007Romulo BarralRomulo BarralLPts: 2x2, AdvWorld Champ.88KG1/4F2011
4093Roberto AlencarRoberto AlencarLPointsNoGi Worlds94KG1/4F2012
4116Antonio PeinadoAntonio PeinadoLPointsNoGi WorldsABS1/8F2012
4176Joao MiyaoJoao MiyaoLAdvWorld ExpoABSSPF2013
4510Antonio PeinadoAntonio PeinadoLPointsWorld Champ.ABSRDS2013
4723AJ AgazarmAJ AgazarmLPts: 0x0, AdvNoGi American Nat.ABSF2013
4902Gustavo PiresGustavo PiresLPts: 2x0IBJJF Pro LeagueO94KGSF2013
5032Fabiano LeiteLKneebarPan AmericanABSR22014
5113Rodrigo PimpolhoLPointsPan American88KG1/4F2014
5202Arnaldo MaidanaArnaldo MaidanaLArmbarFIVE Cali. 2ABSSF2014
5205J. FriedrichLKneebarFIVE NoGi C. 2ABSSF2014
5644Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusLPts: 0x0, AdvAmerican Nat.88KGF2014
5733Arnaldo MaidanaArnaldo MaidanaLArmbarNo Gi Worlds88KG1/4F2014
5777Jackson SousaJackson SousaLPts: 2x2, AdvIBJJF Pro League94KGSF2014
6348AJ AgazarmAJ AgazarmLPointsPan AmericanABSR12015
6483Bernardo FariaBernardo FariaLPts: 8x0Pan American100KG1/4F2015
9795Kyle GriffinLInside heel hookEBI 884KG1/4F2016
731Fernando PieroFernando PieroWPointsTeam NationalsO88KGF2003
970Bruno BastosBruno BastosWKneebarGolden Cup94KG1/4F2004
974Todd MargolisWAdvPan AmericanABSSPF2004
992Rener GracieWPointsPan American94KG1/4F2004
1169Antoine JoudeWKneebarADCC99KGR12005
1247Renato FerroWN/ACopa do BrasilO75KGSF2005
1337Leopoldo CanalWPointsPan American94KG1/4F2006
1338Rafael LovatoRafael LovatoWPts: 2x0Pan American94KGSF2006
1348Carlos PortuguesCarlos PortuguesWKneebarPan AmericanABSR12006
1465Rigoney CastroWArmbarBrasileiro94KGSF2006
1509Matheus CostaWArmbarPaulista FPJJ94KGF2007
1537Eric ShambariWPts: 12x2GQ All Star Pro90KGR12007
1539Chris DownumWPts: 5x0GQ All Star Pro90KG1/4F2007
1540Nathan DuCharmWPts: 2x0GQ All Star Pro90KGSF2007
1583E. ArrivabeneWChoke from backPan American94KG1/4F2007
1584Flavio AlmeidaFlavio AlmeidaWPointsPan American94KGF2007
1752Roberto AlencarRoberto AlencarWPointsNoGi Pan Am.100KG1/4F2007
1922Paulo RibeiroWArmbarWorld Champ.O100KGR12008
1926Rafael EluangerWArmbarWorld Champ.O100KGR22008
1933Tatsui OnosiWKimuraWorld Champ.ABSR12008
2158André SteolaWRNCADCC Trials88KGR12009
2624Joao MoncaioWCross ck. f/ mountWorld Champ.88KGR12010
2629Orlando ZanettiWChoke from backWorld Champ.88KG1/4F2010
2668Otavio SouzaWPts: 10x10, AdvWorld Champ.ABS1/4F2010
2868Ronaldo AntonioWPts: 17x0World Champ.ABSR22011
2951UnknownWN/AWorld Champ.88KGRDS2011
2953Ian McphersonIan McphersonWAdvWorld Champ.88KGRDS2011
4091Bernardo TavolaroWPointsNoGi Worlds94KGR12012
4109Bruno AntunesWPts: 0x0, AdvNoGi WorldsABSR12012
4492Jaroslaw KonradWSubmissionWorld Champ.ABSRDS2013
4715Omar SabhaWKimuraNoGi American Nat.88KGSF2013
4716Jason ManlyWPts: 5x0NoGi American Nat.88KGF2013
4721Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoWPts: 4x0NoGi American Nat.ABSSF2013
4875Matt JuberaWPointsNoGi Worlds88KGSF2013
4876Felipe PenaFelipe PenaWPts: 6x2NoGi Worlds88KGF2013
5109Rafael FragaWPts: 4x0Pan American88KGR12014
5204Josh HingerJosh HingerWPts: 2x0FIVE NoGi C. 2ABS1/4F2014
5206Ruben CoronadoWKatagatameFIVE NoGi C. 2ABS3PLC2014
5643Elias RamirezWArmbarAmerican Nat.88KGSF2014
6020Mike FowlerMike FowlerD---PolarisABSSPF2015
9649Fabio LeopoldoFabio LeopoldoD---Metamoris 7ABSSPF2016
9789Matt SecorWPointsEBI 884KGR12016

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