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

Justin Rader is an American born, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu black belt under the illustrious Rafael Lovato Jr. A former wrestler, Rader adapted his skills to BJJ, becoming one of the top competitors of his generation by reaching the podium of important tournaments such as the world championships (purple belt gold), world nogi championships (black belt gold), the ADCC (bronze) and Grapplers Quest (Pro Division).

Justin Rader Jiu Jitsu

Full Name: Justin S. Rader

Nickname: n/a

Lineage: Mitsuyo Maeda > Carlos Gracie Sr.Carlos Gracie JuniorCarlos Machado > Rafael Lovato Jr > Justin Rader

Main Achievements:

  • World Nogi Champion (2010, 2009 brown belt)
  • Grapplers Quest Pro Champion (2011)
  • American Nogi Champion (2010)
  • World Champion (2007 purple)
  • Grapplers Quest Advanced Nogi Champion (2007)
  • Pan American Champion (2009 brown)
  • World Nogi Silver Medallist (2011)
  • Pan American Silver Medallist (2010 & 2008 brown)
  • World Bronze Medallist (2008 brown)
  • Pan American Bronze Medallist (2006 blue)

Weight Division: Peso Pena (70kg/154lbs)

Favorite Position/Technique: Chave de Pantorrilha (Calf Slicer), Guard Passing

Team/Association: Gracie Humaita/Ribeiro Jiu Jitsu

Justin Rader Biography

Justin Rader was raised in Oklahoma where he began wrestling at the age of 4, he picked up on Jiu Jitsu at age 12, with the Lovatos (father and son) as his instructors. Justin made tremendous progress as a competitor becoming one of the top American fighters with successive medals at the Mundials in the lower belts. In August of 2010 Justin became the first Lovato student to graduate as Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt.

Though Rader ‘only’ placed 2nd in the 2009 ADCC USA trials, his fantastic performances raised a few eyebrows and he ended being called in for by the organization to compete in the finals. He reached the quarter-finals in this prestigious tournament, the same invitation was handed for the 2011 tournament and in 2013 a bronze medal.

Justin Rader Grappling Record

21 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    12 (57%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    2 (10%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    4 (19%)
  • BY DECISION
    3 (14%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

4 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Choke
25
1
#86e620
Guillotine
25
1
#5AD3D1
Calf Slicer
25
1
#d1212a
Darce choke
25
1
4
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
10 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    3 (30%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    2 (20%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    5 (50%)
  • BY DECISION
    0 (0%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

5 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
Choke
40
2
#86e620
Anaconda
20
1
#5AD3D1
RNC
20
1
#d1212a
Triangle
20
1
5
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Justin Rader Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
2170Rafael MendesRafael MendesLAnacondaADCC66KG1/4F2009
2889Rafael MendesRafael MendesLChokeWorld Champ.70KGRDS2011
3100Rafael MendesRafael MendesLRNCADCC66KG1/4F2011
3221Rubens CharlesRubens CharlesLAdvNo Gi Worlds70KGF2011
3321Celso ViniciusCelso ViniciusLPointsUltimate Abs.76KGF2012
3408Rafael MendesRafael MendesLTrianglePan American70KG1/4F2012
3792Leo SaggioroLChokeWorld Champ.70KGR32012
4034Rubens CharlesRubens CharlesLAdvNoGi Worlds70KGF2012
4706Rubens CharlesRubens CharlesLPointsADCC66KGSF2013
5015Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoLPts: 4x0Pan American70KG1/4F2014
2161Baret YoshidaBaret YoshidaWAdvADCC66KGR12009
2525Carlos EsquisitoCarlos EsquisitoWReferee DecisionNo Gi Worlds70KGF2010
2879Darrin LillianWChokeWorld Champ.70KGRDS2011
3061Timo-JuhaniWPts: 3x0ADCC66KGR12011
3186Rob Di CensoWPts: 2x0No Gi Worlds70KG1/4F2011
3207Samir ChantreSamir ChantreWPts: 2x0No Gi Worlds70KGSF2011
3255Wesley GannWGuillotineUFC ExpoABSSPF2011
3313Magno GamaWPointsUltimate Abs.76KGR12012
3317Ryan HallRyan HallWPointsUltimate Abs.76KG1/4F2012
3320Samuel BragaSamuel BragaWPointsUltimate Abs.76KGSF2012
3401Mayko GirottoWPointsPan American70KGR12012
3785David LemesDavid LemesWAdvWorld Champ.70KGR22012
4031Ed RamosWPointsNoGi Worlds70KG1/4F2012
4032Samir ChantreSamir ChantreWPts: 2x0NoGi Worlds70KGSF2012
4699Augusto MendesAugusto MendesWReferee DecisionADCC66KGR12013
4702Nicolas RenierWPointsADCC66KG1/4F2013
4707Joao MiyaoJoao MiyaoWPointsADCC66KG3PLC2013
4824Samir ChantreSamir ChantreWCalf SlicerNoGi Worlds70KGSF2013
4825Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoWReferee DecisionNoGi Worlds70KGF2013
4891Denny ProkoposDenny ProkoposWDarce chokeMidwest ChallengeABSF2013
5012Niccolas AraujoWPointsPan American70KGR12014

Banner picture by John Lamonica

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One Comment

  • Nathan says:

    Why does it say he is affiliated with Gracie Humaita camp? Lovato and Rader both represent Ribeiro Jiu Jitsu Association.

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