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James Puopolo is a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu black belt under Rafael Lovato Junior who became one of the most highly regarded American submission grapplers in the BJJ circuit having won several important tournaments at a national and international level.

James Puopolo Jiu Jitsu

Full Name: James Puopolo

Linage: Mitsuyo Maeda > Carlos Gracie Sr. > Carlos Gracie Junior > Carlos Machado > Rafael Lovato Jr > James Puopolo

Main Achievements:

  • World Champion (2009 purple)
  • Pan American Champion (2011 brown, 2009 purple)
  • Grapplers Quest Open Weight Champion (2010 & 2009 brown)
  • US Nationals Champion (2010 brown weight & absolute)
  • World Pro Cup Trials Champion (2011 black/brown)
  • ADCC Northwest Trials Champion (2009)
  • American Nogi Nationals Champion (2008 purple)
  • World Championship 2nd Place (2007 blue)
  • Pan American Championship 2nd Place (2011 brown absolute)
  • World Championship 3rd Place (2008 purple, 2010 brown weight & absolute)
  • World Nogi Championship 3rd Place (2015, 2010, 2009 brown)

Favourite Position/Technique: X-Guard, Butterfly Guard, Kneebar

Weight Division: Super Pesado (100kg/221lbs)

Team/Association: Gracie Humaita

James Puopolo Biography

James Puopolo started training Jiu Jitsu on January 2005, shortly after he finished High School. James had played for his high school basketball team and wanted to pick up boxing, though his father influenced him to take Brazilian Jiu Jitsu instead after watching a few of the early UFC’s.

Training under Rafael Lovato Junior while maintaining a career as a math’s teacher, James Puopolo managed to become one of the top grapplers in the country. He also trained extensively with Ben Baxter and the Ribeiro brothers (Saulo and Xande), reaching his black belt status on October 2011, receiving his belt from Rafael Lovato Junior.

James Puopolo Grappling Record

41 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    15 (37%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    0 (0%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    25 (61%)
  • BY DECISION
    1 (2%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

25 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Kneebar
48
12
#86e620
Armbar
8
2
#5AD3D1
Guillotine
8
2
#d1212a
Choke from back
8
2
#fad11b
Cross choke
8
2
#f58822
Katagatame
4
1
#224aba
Cross ck. f/ mount
4
1
#ff9124
Choke
4
1
#bf1f6c
RNC
4
1
#22c9a5
Triangle
4
1
25
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
41 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    17 (41%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    4 (10%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    18 (44%)
  • BY DECISION
    2 (5%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

18 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
Armbar
17
3
#86e620
Toe Hold
17
3
#5AD3D1
Choke from back
17
3
#d1212a
Footlock
11
2
#fad11b
Clock choke
6
1
#f58822
RNC
6
1
#224aba
Inside heel hook
6
1
#ff9124
Verbal tap
6
1
#bf1f6c
Ezekiel
6
1
#22c9a5
Kneebar
6
1
#fad223
Ankle lock
6
1
18
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

James Puopolo Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
3452Bernardo FariaBernardo FariaLArmbarPan AmericanABS1/4F2012
3547Joao AssisJoao AssisLToe HoldPan AmericanO100KG1/4F2012
3615Marcel FortunaMarcel FortunaLPointsSF Open100KGF2012
3630Andre GalvaoAndre GalvaoLClock chokeSD World TrialsABSSF2012
3791Rodolfo VieiraRodolfo VieiraLChoke from backWorld Champ.ABSR22012
4004Antonio CarlosAntonio CarlosLPointsWorld Champ.100KGR22012
4140Bernardo FariaBernardo FariaLPointsNoGi Worlds100KG1/4F2012
4151DJ JacksonDJ JacksonLPts: 0x0, AdvNoGi WorldsABSR12012
4248Marcus AlmeidaMarcus AlmeidaLToe holdSD Pro TrialsO92KGF2013
4347Orlando SanchezOrlando SanchezLAdvPan AmericanABSR12013
4570R. EvangelistaR. EvangelistaLN/AWorld Champ.ABSRDS2013
4761Vitor OliveiraVitor OliveiraLPointsAmerican NationalsABSSF2013
4770AJ AgazarmAJ AgazarmLPts: 9x4NoGi American Nat.ABS1/4F2013
4843Kamil UminskiLFootlockADCC99KGR12013
4913Ricardo RezendeRicardo RezendeLToe holdWorld ExpoABSF2013
4938Leandro LoLeandro LoLAdvNoGi WorldsABSSF2013
4994Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusLRNCFIVE Rd RobinABSRR2013
4995Jackson SousaJackson SousaLPts: 8x0FIVE Rd RobinABSRR2013
4998Garry TononGarry TononLInside heel hookFIVE Rd RobinABSRR2013
5090Murilo SantanaMurilo SantanaLPointsPan AmericanABSR32014
5187Thiago DeclavoLVerbal tapPan American100KGR12014
5297Jackson SousaJackson SousaLPts: 7x0FIVE OregonABSF2014
5607Rodolfo VieiraRodolfo VieiraLChoke from backWorld Champ.100KG1/4F2014
5665Jackson SousaJackson SousaLChoke from backDallas OpenABSF2014
5758Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusLPts: 8x2No Gi WorldsABS1/4F2014
5804Luiz PanzaLuiz PanzaLFootlockNo Gi Worlds100KGSF2014
6002Jordan HaymanLPointsFive NAICABSNA2014
6016Yuri SimoesYuri SimoesLEzekielLong Beach ProO94KGF2014
6448Leandro LoLeandro LoLPts: 13x0Pan AmericanABSR32015
6578Alexander TransAlexander TransLKneebarPan AmericanO100KGF2015
7160Yuri SimoesYuri SimoesLPts: 7x4World Champ.100KG1/4F2015
7277Evandro NunesEvandro NunesLPointsAmerican Nat.O100KGSF2015
7401Yuri SimoesYuri SimoesLPts: 6x2FIVE SLABS1/4F2015
7878Lucio RodriguesLucio RodriguesLAdvGrand Slam LAO94KG1/4F2015
7890Andre CamposLReferee DecisionGrand Slam LAABS1/4F2015
8070Joao AssisJoao AssisLAnkle lockNoGi Worlds100KGSF2015
8894Igor SchneiderIgor SchneiderLPts: 6x4Pan AmericanO100KG1/4F2016
8924Luis PanzaLArmbarPan AmericanABS1/8F2016
9578Marcus AlmeidaMarcus AlmeidaLArmbarWorld Champ.O100KGF2016
9595Ricardo EvangelistaLPts: 6x2World Champ.ABSR22016
10280Joao RochaJoao RochaLReferee DecisionF2W Pro 17100KGSPF2016
3429Felipe MatosWN/APan AmericanABSR12012
3446Abmar BarbosaAbmar BarbosaWPts: 9x0Pan AmericanABSR22012
3614Leo MachadoWN/ASF Open100KGSF2012
3627Baret YoshidaBaret YoshidaWPts: 5x0SD World TrialsABS1/4F2012
3780Marcelo MafraWReferee DecisionWorld Champ.ABSR22012
4001Fernando PieroFernando PieroWKneebarWorld Champ.100KGR12012
4534Ronaldo CarlosWKneebarWorld Champ.ABSRDS2013
4555Alexandre CeconiAlexandre CeconiWPts: 3x0World Champ.ABSRDS2013
4902Eliot KellyEliot KellyWKneebarWorld ExpoABSGP2013
4905Ricardo RezendeRicardo RezendeWKneebarWorld ExpoABSGP2013
4906Alessandro FerreiraWArmbarWorld ExpoABSGP2013
4908Travis StevensWKneebarWorld ExpoABSGP2013
4912Nathan MendelsohnWPts: 4x0World ExpoABSSF2013
4932Tom deBlassWKneebarNoGi Worlds100KGSF2013
4933Eliot KellyEliot KellyWGuillotineNoGi Worlds100KGF2013
5000Beneil DariushBeneil DariushWKatagatameFIVE Rd RobinABSRR2013
5079AJ AgazarmAJ AgazarmWChoke from backPan AmericanABSR22014
5287Tom McMahonWPts: 9x2FIVE OntarioABSF2014
5288Tom McMahonWKneebarFIVE OntarioO100KGF2014
5289Matt McDonaldWKneebarFIVE Ont. 2 NGO100KGF2014
5290Matt McDonaldWGuillotineFIVE Ont. 2 NGABSF2014
5291Amir YafawiWKneebarFIVE Ontario 2O100KGF2014
5295Filip G MatosWCross ck. f/ mountFIVE OregonABSSF2014
5664Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoWChokeDallas OpenABSSF2014
5801Steven PattersonWRNCNo Gi Worlds100KG1/4F2014
5999Malachy FriedmanWArmbarFive NAICABSNA2014
6000Marcel GoncalvesMarcel GoncalvesWPts: 5x2Five NAICABSNA2014
6001Daniel AzevedoDaniel AzevedoWPointsFive NAICABSNA2014
6437Jurandir ConceiçãoWPts: 7x0Pan AmericanABSR22015
6566Jose dos SantosWCross chokePan AmericanO100KGR12015
6573Abraham MarteAbraham MarteWPts: 7x4Pan AmericanO100KG1/4F2015
6576Evandro NunesEvandro NunesWPts: 9x0Pan AmericanO100KGSF2015
7251Kelly EliotWTriangleUS No Gi Nat.ABSF2015
7643Ricardo FelicianoWChoke from backSanta Cruz ProO94KGSF2015
7644Tanner RiceTanner RiceWKneebarSanta Cruz ProO94KGF2015
8068Lucas RochaLucas RochaWKneebarNoGi Worlds100KG1/4F2015
8914Manuel DiazWKneebarPan AmericanABSR22016
9569Mahamad AlyWPts: 9x2World Champ.O100KGR12016
9574Carlos FariasCarlos FariasWPts: 2x0World Champ.O100KG1/4F2016
9577Ricardo EvangelistaWPts: 15x0World Champ.O100KGSF2016
9950Luis RubalcavaWCross chokeF2W Pro 11100KGSPF2016

James Puopolo vs Arman Barros

James Puopolo vs Ricardo Bufarra

James Puopolo vs Matt Owen

 

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