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

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Guilherme Mendes is a Brazilian jiu jitsu black belt formed by Ramon Lemos who is linked to the famous Atos Jiu Jitsu team, being also one of the best “peso pluma” (featherweights) grapplers in the world. As well as being the first Atos team member to achieve a gold medal at the world championships (2009), Guilherme Mendes is also the brother of another jiu jitsu stand out and world champion: Rafael Mendes.

Guilherme Mendes Jiu Jitsu

Full Name: Guilherme Mendes Godoy

Lineage: Mitsuyo Maeda > Carlos Gracie > Carlson Gracie > Andre Pederneiras > Ramon Lemos > Guilherme Mendes

Main Achievements in BJJ Black belt Division:

  • World Champion (2009, 2011, 2012, 2014)
  • Pan American Champion (2013)
  • European Champion (2010, 2011)
  • Pan American Silver Medallist (2012)
  • Pan American Bronze Medallist (2009)
  • Brazilian National Champion (2010)

Favourite Jiu Jitsu Technique/Position: Stack Pass (Emborcada), Leg Drag, Shoulder Pressure

Weight Division: Peso Pluma / Light Featherweight (64Kg)

Team/Association: Atos Jiu Jitsu

Guilherme Mendes Biography

Guilherme Mendes was born in 1988 in the town of Rio Claro, now home of the famous Atos Academy. Guilherme started training together with his younger brother Rafael in 2001 through their cousin who soon understood the brothers had potential and enlisted them in a kids jiu jitsu program to introduce children to sports. Their coaches were both from Nova Uniao (Ramon Lemos and Leonardo Santos). By the time the brothers achieved their yellow belts, Coach Leonardo felt the need to move to Rio de Janeiro in order to become a professional Jiu Jitsu competitor, and so Ramon Lemos took full responsibility of the academy.

Ramon Lemos became a huge influence in both of the Mendes brothers, as their parents split and their father left the scene. With time, the Mendes brothers name started to be mentioned more and more by the BJJ Media in Brazil, as Guilherme and Rafael won almost every major tournament they entered as blue, purple, and brown belts. Their “crowning” as jiu jitsu black belts came in October 2008  and had several mentions in the press, namely in important streams such as Tatame.com.br.

As their mentor Ramon changed teams throughout the years (first Nova Uniao, then a brief period in Brasa and the later Atos), so did the Mendes Brothers. In 2012 Guilherme and his brother Rafael moved to the United States of America, settling there and opening their own gym in California, a top of the range facility which the Mendes brothers opened with the support of important sponsors such as RVCA.

On May 19, 2015 Guilherme Mendes announced that he would be retiring from competitive Brazilian jiu jitsu to concentrate on helping his students and setting a family. Guilherme held the world jiu jitsu title in his weight division at the time, he was 26 years old.

Guilherme Mendes Grappling Record

36 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    10 (28%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    4 (11%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    21 (58%)
  • BY DECISION
    1 (3%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

21 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Baseball choke
24
5
#86e620
Brabo Choke
14
3
#5AD3D1
Choke from back
14
3
#d1212a
Choke
14
3
#fad11b
Toe hold
10
2
#f58822
Lapel Choke
5
1
#224aba
Standing Brabo Ck
5
1
#ff9124
Armbar
5
1
#bf1f6c
Submission
5
1
#22c9a5
Cross choke
5
1
21
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
8 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    3 (38%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    2 (25%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    1 (13%)
  • BY DECISION
    2 (25%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

1 SUBMISSION LOSSES

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Choke from back
100
1
1
(100%) SUBMISSION

Guilherme Mendes Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
2097Rubens CharlesRubens CharlesLChoke from backWorld Pro.65KG1/4F2009
2116Mario ReisMario ReisLPts: 10x10, AdvPan American70KGSF2009
2597Rafael MendesRafael MendesLPts: 4x2World Pro.65KGF2010
2628Paulo MelloLReferee DecisionWorld Champ.64KGR12010
2737Augusto MendesAugusto MendesLPts: 9x0Team Nationals68KGF2010
2829Augusto MendesAugusto MendesLAdvWorld Pro.65KG1/4F2011
3468Bruno MalfacineBruno MalfacineLPts: 2x0Pan American64KGF2012
4590Daniel BelezaDaniel BelezaLReferee DecisionWorld Champ.64KG1/4F2013
2280Pablo SilvaPablo SilvaWPts: 4x2World Champ.64KG1/4F2009
2284Carlos EsquisitoCarlos EsquisitoWAdvWorld Champ.64KGSF2009
2286Samuel BragaSamuel BragaWAdvWorld Champ.64KGF2009
2444Edivaldo FerreiraWChoke from backEuropean64KGSF2010
2445Pablo SilvaPablo SilvaWAdvEuropean64KGF2010
2467Marcos AlexandreWChoke from backWPC SD trials65KGSF2010
2610Gabriel MoraesGabriel MoraesWPts: 4x0Brasileiro64KGF2010
2864Diego FernandesWPts: 2x0World P. NoGi64KGR12011
2929Milton CarlosWChokeWorld Champ.64KGRDS2011
3022Laercio FernandesLaercio FernandesWCross chokeWorld Champ.64KG1/4F2011
3054Samuel BragaSamuel BragaWPts: 4x2World Champ.64KGSF2011
3463Francielo CostaWPointsPan American64KG1/4F2012
3467Henrique RezendeWLapel ChokePan American64KGSF2012
3617Laercio FernandesLaercio FernandesWPts: 2x0SD World Trials65KGF2012
3835Mark RamosMark RamosWBrabo ChokeWorld Champ.64KGR22012
3839Henrique RezendeWPts: 19x0World Champ.64KG1/4F2012
3841Pablo SilvaPablo SilvaWStanding Brabo CkWorld Champ.64KGSF2012
3842Laercio FernandesLaercio FernandesWReferee DecisionWorld Champ.64KGF2012
4054Pablo SilvaPablo SilvaWBaseball chokeHouston Open64KGF2012
4587Geoffrey VillarealWBaseball chokeWorld Champ.64KGR12013
4953Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoWPointsSF Open70KGSF2013
4962Gabriel MartinsWPointsHouston Open70KGSF2013
4963UnknownWToe holdRickson Cup64KGR12013
4964UnknownWArmbarRickson Cup64KG1/4F2013
4965UnknownWChokeRickson Cup64KGSF2013
4966UnknownWBrabo chokeRickson Cup64KGF2013
5061Samir ChantreSamir ChantreWBaseball chokeMetamoris 3ABSSPF2014
5502Paulo SantanaWSubmissionWorld Champ.64KGRDS2014
5508KanekoWChokeWorld Champ.64KG1/4F2014
5509Carlos EsquisitoCarlos EsquisitoWPts: 7x2World Champ.64KGSF2014
5511Paulo MiyaoPaulo MiyaoWAdvWorld Champ.64KGF2014
5956Tsukada IchitaroWBaseball chokeRickson Cup64KG1/4F2014
5957Lee Hee TaeWBaseball chokeRickson Cup64KGF2014
5965Nakamura YuutaWChoke from backRickson CupABSSF2014
6341Abi MuradovWBrabo chokeBerkut OpenABSSPF2015
6347Abi MuradovWToe holdBerkut Open NoGiABSSPF2015

Guilherme Mendes Highlight

Guilherme Mendes vs Baret Yoshida

Guilherme Mendes vs Sebastian Lali

Guilherme Mendes vs Raoni Barcelos

 

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