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Flávio Almeida, commonly known as “Cachorrinho” is a Brazilian jiu jitsu black belt a grade earned while training under Carlos Gracie Junior, founder of the Gracie Barra Academy. During the late 1990’s Flávio Almeida was widely regarded as one of the top athletes in the sport. A premature retirement to pursue an academic career took him off the mats for many years, though Almeida returned to grappling in 2006 after a successful run in the business world, to open his own Gracie Barra franchise in the United States. Fábio Almeida is also the younger brother of UFC veteran Ricardo Almeida.

Flavio Almeida Jiu Jitsu

Nickname: “Cachorrinho”, which translates to small dog, or puppy. The name derives from his older brother, Ricardo Almeida, who is called “Cachorrao” (big dog) – for more details regarding Ricardo’s nickname, check his page.

Lineage:  Mitsuyo Maeda > Carlos Gracie Sr. > Helio Gracie > Carlos Gracie Junior > Flavio Almeida

Main Achievements/Record:

  • World Champion (1999 brown, 1997 blue)
  • World Masters Champion (2016 Master 2 weight + absolute)
  • ADCC Silver Medallist (2007)
  • Pan American Silver Medallist (2009, 2007)
  • Brazilian National Silver Medallist (1999 brown, 1998 purple)
  • World Bronze Medallist (2007, 2001, 2000)
  • European Bronze Medallist (2009)

Weight Division: Peso Pesado (94kg-207lbs)

Team/Association: Gracie Barra

Flavio Almeida Biography

Flavio Almeida was born in 1979, being the younger brother of Ricardo Almeida. Born in a family of Portuguese and German descent, he was raised in the streets of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, playing soccer, surfing and living freely. He started training martial arts when he was 12 years old through Karate. This Karate experience was short-lived and a year later Flavio decided to follow his brothers footsteps and join his Jiu Jitsu academy. His family loved the idea of having both brothers practicing BJJ as Flavio’s grandfather was a great fan of Helio Gracie, having followed Helio’s fights in the 1930’s and 1950’s.

Being taught in the Gracie Barra family, he had the privilege of receiving coaching from many legends of the sport, such as Renzo Gracie, Marcio Feitosa and of course, Carlos Gracie Junior. This had a tremendous effect in Flavio Almeida’s competitive career, and in the late 1990’s he was already regarded as one of BJJ’s hottest prospects having won the Mundial on two occasions in the lower belt divisions (blue and brown). After a very auspicious start with two bronze medals in his first World Championships as a black belt, losing to Margarida (a man he had defeated in the brown belt division) and Saulo Ribeiro, two legends of the sport, Cachorrinho decided to put a stop to his competitive career and drive his focus towards his degree in Economic Science at the UFRJ – Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro.

He spent the next 5 years working and studying business, but the Jiu Jitsu bug was still inside him, and in 2006 he decided to quit his job and move to New Jersey in the United States to teach at his brother’s academy. His time in New Jersey did not last as his Rio de Janeiro genes begged for some warmth, and so he moved to the warm California sun to teach at Marcio Feitosa’s gym. He stayed there for a while until he opened his own place, also in California, under the Gracie Barra franchise.

Flavio Almeida Grappling Record

11 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    7 (64%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    0 (0%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    4 (36%)
  • BY DECISION
    0 (0%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

4 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
RNC
50
2
#86e620
Choke from back
25
1
#5AD3D1
Triangle
25
1
4
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
9 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    5 (56%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    0 (0%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    3 (33%)
  • BY DECISION
    0 (0%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    1 (11%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

3 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
Baseball choke
33
1
#86e620
Choke from back
33
1
#5AD3D1
Armbar
33
1
3
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Flavio Almeida Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
369Fernando MargaridaFernando MargaridaLBaseball chokeWorld Champ.ABSR22000
384Fernando MargaridaFernando MargaridaLPointsWorld Champ.88KGSF2000
427Sasha SavkoLPenADCC88KG1/4F2000
465Fernando MargaridaFernando MargaridaLPts: 14x0Rickson CupABSGP2000
1584Eduardo TellesEduardo TellesLPointsPan American94KGF2007
1594Tarsis HumphreysTarsis HumphreysLChoke from backPan AmericanABSSF2007
1668Demian MaiaDemian MaiaLArmbarADCC88KGF2007
1721Alexandre RibeiroAlexandre RibeiroLPointsWorld Champ.94KGSF2007
2552Pablo PopovitchPablo PopovitchLPts: 2x0No Gi WorldsABS1/8F2010
423Arthur DzyasovWRNCADCC88KGR12000
457Leo DallaLeo DallaWPts: 2x0Rickson CupABSSPF2000
463Ricardo MillerRicardo MillerWChoke from backRickson CupABSGP2000
1593UnknownWTrianglePan AmericanABS1/4F2007
1656Rick MacauleyWPointsADCC88KGR12007
1661Sauli HellimoWPointsADCC88KG1/4F2007
1666Romulo BarralRomulo BarralWPointsADCC88KGSF2007
1751Fernando PieroFernando PieroWRNCNoGi Pan Am.100KG1/4F2007
1754Rafael LovatoRafael LovatoWPts: 2x0NoGi Pan Am.100KGSF2007
2548Baret YoshidaBaret YoshidaWPointsNo Gi WorldsABSR12010
4604Vitor OliveiraVitor OliveiraWPts: 4x0Chicago S. OpenABSF2013

Flavio Almeida vs Vitor Henrique Oliveira

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