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

19 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    10 (53%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    2 (11%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    4 (21%)
  • BY DECISION
    3 (16%)
  • 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
Mata leao
20
1
#d1212a
Triangle
20
1
5
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Justin Rader Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
1763Rafael MendesRafael MendesLAnacondaADCC66KG1/4F2009
2263Rafael MendesRafael MendesLChokeWorld Champ.70KGRDS2011
2468Rafael MendesRafael MendesLMata leaoADCC66KG1/4F2011
2583Rubens CharlesRubens CharlesLAdvNo Gi Worlds70KGF2011
2639Celso ViniciusCelso ViniciusLPointsUltimate Abs.76KGF2012
2713Rafael MendesRafael MendesLTrianglePan American70KG1/4F2012
3020Leo SaggioroLChokeWorld Champ.70KGRD32012
3241Rubens CharlesRubens CharlesLAdvNoGi Worlds70KGF2012
3731Rubens CharlesRubens CharlesLPointsADCC66KGSF2013
4001QueixinhoLPts: 4x0Pan American70KG1/4F2014
1754Baret YoshidaBaret YoshidaWAdvADCC66KGRD12009
1996Carlos EsquisitoCarlos EsquisitoWRefree DecisionNo Gi Worlds70KGF2010
2253Darrin LillianWChokeWorld Champ.70KGRDS2011
2429Timo-JuhaniWPts: 3x0ADCC66KGRD12011
2549Rob Di CensoWPts: 2x0No Gi Worlds70KG1/4F2011
2570Samir ChantreSamir ChantreWPts: 2x0No Gi Worlds70KGSF2011
2617Wesley GannWGuillotineUFC ExpoABSSUPERF2011
2631Magno GamaWPointsUltimate Abs.76KGRD12012
2635Ryan HallRyan HallWPointsUltimate Abs.76KG1/4F2012
2638Samuel BragaSamuel BragaWPointsUltimate Abs.76KGSF2012
2707Mayko GirottoWPointsPan American70KGRD12012
3013David LemesDavid LemesWAdvWorld Champ.70KGRD22012
3724Augusto MendesAugusto MendesWRefree DecisionADCC66KGRD12013
3727Nicolas RenierWPointsADCC66KG1/4F2013
3732Joao MiyaoJoao MiyaoWPointsADCC66KG3PLC2013
3841Samir ChantreSamir ChantreWCalf SlicerNoGi Worlds70KGSF2013
3842Oswaldo QueixinhoWRefree DecisionNoGi Worlds70KGF2013
3894Denny ProkoposDenny ProkoposWDarce chokeMidwest ChallengeABSF2013
3998Niccolas AraujoWPointsPan American70KGRD12014

Banner picture by John Lamonica

Justin Rader vs. Gustavo Carpio

Justin Rader vs. Chris Westfall

Justin Rader vs Ryan Hall

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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