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Gabriel Moraes, most commonly known as Gabrielzinho Moraes, is a historical figure for Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, having won the world championship on three separate occasions while being the first and only competitor to date to win BJJ’s most prestigious tournament consecutively as a blue belt (2003) and as a black belt the following year, jumping two belt categories in the process. Gabriel Moraes is also one of the very selected group of competitors to have submitted Caio Terra in competition.

Gabriel Moraes Jiu Jitsu

Full Name: Gabriel Moraes

Nickname: Moraes is usually called “Gabrielzinho”, which is a friendly was of saying Gabriel.

Lineage: Mitsuyo Maeda > Carlos Gracie > Helio Gracie > Royler Gracie/Rolker Gracie > Guto Monteiro > Gabriel Moraes

Main Achievements:

  • World Champion (2002*, 2003 blue, 2004 & 2013 black)
  • Brazilian National Champion (2004 purple)
  • Amazing Meeting Champion (2011**)
  • World Championship Runner-up (2005 black)
  • Pan American Championship Runner-up (2016)

* closed bracket with team mate Fernando Vieira.
**closed bracket with team mate Carlos Vieira Holanda.

Favourite Technique: Choke from Back.

Weight Division: Peso Galo (58kg/126lbs)

Team/Association: Associação Monteiro/Checkmat

Gabriel Moraes Biography

Gabriel Moraes started practicing Brazilian Jiu Jitsu at the age of 15 in his city of Manaus. He was taught by the Monteiro Brothers who ran one of the strongest teams in the Amazonas region, the “Academia Monteiro”, where Gabriel quickly made a name for himself has a talented competitor in the lower ranks. After winning the world championship tournament as a blue belt twice, Gabriel was promoted to purple belt, he quickly became one of the most successful purple belts in the country, winning the Brazilian National Championship.

Gabriel Moraes’ career was also heavily influenced by Carlos Vieira Holanda, who accompanied Moraes regularly on his trips to compete around the country. Shortly after Gabriel Moraes won the purple belt national championship, he was ready to quit jiu jitsu, finding no sponsors and no way to sustain the lifestyle of a competitor in Jiu Jitsu, however, on Gabriel’s return to Manaus, his long time coach Augusto “Guto” Monteiro awarded the young prodigy his black belt, jumping from purple straight to black belt, a rare case in BJJ (although not unheard of as were the cases of: Sergio Penha and Fredson Paixao). Being a black belt, opened the doors of sponsorships (helped by the good contacts of Carlos Holanda), these sponsorships helped maintain Gabriel Moraes’ in Jiu Jitsu. It was also Carlos Holanda who introduced Gabriel to Ricardo Vieira and Checkmat, a team he trained at on his trips to Rio de Janeiro and which he started representing in competitions.

In 2004, only a few months after he received his black belt, Gabriel Moraes won the world championships, an unprecedented event that catapulted the Gabrielzinho to the rings of BJJ history.

Gabriel Moraes Grappling Record

19 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    12 (63%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    1 (5%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    4 (21%)
  • BY DECISION
    2 (11%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

4 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Americana
25
1
#86e620
Cross choke
25
1
#5AD3D1
Choke
25
1
#d1212a
Clock choke
25
1
4
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
10 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    7 (70%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    1 (10%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    1 (10%)
  • BY DECISION
    1 (10%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

1 SUBMISSION LOSSES

#214eb8
Choke
100
1
1
(100%) SUBMISSION

Gabriel Moraes Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
1266Samuel BragaSamuel BragaLReferee DecisionWorld Champ.57KGF2005
1378Ivaniel OliveiraIvaniel OliveiraLChokeWorld Champ.57KG1/4F2006
2610Guilherme MendesGuilherme MendesLPts: 4x0Brasileiro64KGF2010
2877Ary FariasAry FariasLPts: 2x0Brasileiro64KGF2011
4101Henrique RezendeLPointsNoGi Worlds64KGSF2012
4942Caio TerraCaio TerraLPts: 0x0, AdvIBJJF Pro League70KGF2013
5510Paulo MiyaoPaulo MiyaoLPointsWorld Champ.64KGSF2014
7621Joao MiyaoJoao MiyaoLPointsSanta Cruz Pro70KGF2015
8752Joao MiyaoJoao MiyaoLPts: 2x0Pan American64KGF2016
9412Ary FariasAry FariasLPts: 2x0World Champ.64KG1/4F2016
1041Geremias MaiaWPts: 7x0World Champ.57KGF2004
1137Jeremias MaiaWPts: 16x2Brasileiro57KGF2005
1251Samuel BragaSamuel BragaWPts: 3x2World Cup57KGF2005
1470Daniel OteroDaniel OteroWPts: 4x2Brasileiro57KGF2006
4589Gabriel WilcoxWPts: 6x4World Champ.64KG1/4F2013
4592Daniel BelezaDaniel BelezaWReferee DecisionWorld Champ.64KGSF2013
4593Ary FariasAry FariasWAdvWorld Champ.64KGF2013
4940Laercio FernandesLaercio FernandesWPts: 2x0IBJJF Pro League70KGSF2013
5500Yushuto YamadaWPointsWorld Champ.64KGRDS2014
5506Thomas LisboaWPts: 11x2World Champ.64KG1/4F2014
7620Kim TerraKim TerraWPointsSanta Cruz Pro70KGSF2015
8310Luis Felipe PintoWCross chokeIrvine Open64KGSF2015
8311Gustavo CarpioWChokeIrvine Open64KGF2015
8741Kazuhiro MiyachiWPts: 7x2Pan American64KGR12016
8749Gabriel MarangoniWClock chokePan American64KG1/4F2016
8751Hiago GeorgeHiago GeorgeWReferee DecisionPan American64KGSF2016
9347Alex LiraWN/ALas Vegas Open64KGSF2016
9348Rafael FreitasRafael FreitasWAmericanaLas Vegas Open64KGF2016
9407Mayko BorgesWPts: 7x0World Champ.64KGR22016

Gabriel Moraes vs Caio Terra

Gabriel Moraes vs Bernardo Pitel

 

2 Comments

  • cynthia mcardle says:

    Oh my! This post is absolutely so informative! Jiu-jitsu really rocks! This Gabriel Moraes seems great in this kind of martial arts! So cool!

  • claude patrick says:

    blue to black belt.. that’s awesome I didn’t realize that had been done before..

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