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
Choke from back
14
3
#5AD3D1
Choke
14
3
#d1212a
Brabo Choke
14
3
#fad11b
Toe hold
10
2
#f58822
Standing Brabo Ck
5
1
#224aba
Armbar
5
1
#ff9124
Submission
5
1
#bf1f6c
Cross choke
5
1
#22c9a5
Lapel Choke
5
1
21
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
7 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    3 (43%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    2 (29%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    1 (14%)
  • BY DECISION
    1 (14%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

1 SUBMISSION LOSSES

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

Guilherme Mendes Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
2071Rubens CharlesRubens CharlesLChoke from backWorld Pro.65KG1/4F2009
2090Mario ReisMario ReisLPts: 10x10, AdvPan American70KGSF2009
2556Rafael MendesRafael MendesLPts: 4x2World Pro.65KGF2010
2688Augusto MendesAugusto MendesLPts: 9x0Team Nationals68KGF2010
2774Augusto MendesAugusto MendesLAdvWorld Pro.65KG1/4F2011
3399Bruno MalfacineBruno MalfacineLPts: 2x0Pan American64KGF2012
4505Daniel BelezaDaniel BelezaLReferee DecisionWorld Champ.64KG1/4F2013
2250Pablo SilvaPablo SilvaWPts: 4x2World Champ.64KG1/4F2009
2254Carlos EsquisitoCarlos EsquisitoWAdvWorld Champ.64KGSF2009
2256Samuel BragaSamuel BragaWAdvWorld Champ.64KGF2009
2403Edivaldo FerreiraWChoke from backEuropean64KGSF2010
2404Pablo SilvaPablo SilvaWAdvEuropean64KGF2010
2426Marcos AlexandreWChoke from backWPC SD trials65KGSF2010
2569Gabriel MoraesGabriel MoraesWPts: 4x0Brasileiro64KGF2010
2809Diego FernandesWPts: 2x0World P. NoGi64KGR12011
2874Milton CarlosWChokeWorld Champ.64KGRDS2011
2967Laercio FernandesLaercio FernandesWCross chokeWorld Champ.64KG1/4F2011
2999Samuel BragaSamuel BragaWPts: 4x2World Champ.64KGSF2011
3394Francielo CostaWPointsPan American64KG1/4F2012
3398Henrique RezendeWLapel ChokePan American64KGSF2012
3548Laercio FernandesLaercio FernandesWPts: 2x0SD World Trials65KGF2012
3762Mark RamosMark RamosWBrabo ChokeWorld Champ.64KGR22012
3766Henrique RezendeWPts: 19x0World Champ.64KG1/4F2012
3768Pablo SilvaPablo SilvaWStanding Brabo CkWorld Champ.64KGSF2012
3769Laercio FernandesLaercio FernandesWReferee DecisionWorld Champ.64KGF2012
3981Pablo SilvaPablo SilvaWBaseball chokeHouston Open64KGF2012
4502Geoffrey VillarealWBaseball chokeWorld Champ.64KGR12013
4859Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoWPointsSF Open70KGSF2013
4868Gabriel MartinsWPointsHouston Open70KGSF2013
4869UnknownWToe holdRickson Cup64KGR12013
4870UnknownWArmbarRickson Cup64KG1/4F2013
4871UnknownWChokeRickson Cup64KGSF2013
4872UnknownWBrabo chokeRickson Cup64KGF2013
4954Samir ChantreSamir ChantreWBaseball chokeMetamoris 3ABSSPF2014
5378Paulo SantanaWSubmissionWorld Champ.64KGRDS2014
5384KanekoWChokeWorld Champ.64KG1/4F2014
5385Carlos EsquisitoCarlos EsquisitoWPts: 7x2World Champ.64KGSF2014
5387Paulo MiyaoPaulo MiyaoWAdvWorld Champ.64KGF2014
5814Tsukada IchitaroWBaseball chokeRickson Cup64KG1/4F2014
5815Lee Hee TaeWBaseball chokeRickson Cup64KGF2014
5823Nakamura YuutaWChoke from backRickson CupABSSF2014
6158Abi MuradovWBrabo chokeBerkut OpenABSSPF2015
6164Abi 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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