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
Calf Slicer
25
1
#86e620
Darce choke
25
1
#5AD3D1
Choke
25
1
#d1212a
Guillotine
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
RNC
20
1
#5AD3D1
Triangle
20
1
#d1212a
Anaconda
20
1
5
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Justin Rader Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
2171Rafael MendesRafael MendesLAnacondaADCC66KG1/4F2009
2890Rafael MendesRafael MendesLChokeWorld Champ.70KGRDS2011
3101Rafael MendesRafael MendesLRNCADCC66KG1/4F2011
3222Rubens CharlesRubens CharlesLAdvNo Gi Worlds70KGF2011
3322Celso ViniciusCelso ViniciusLPointsUltimate Abs.76KGF2012
3409Rafael MendesRafael MendesLTrianglePan American70KG1/4F2012
3794Leo SaggioroLChokeWorld Champ.70KGR32012
4036Rubens CharlesRubens CharlesLAdvNoGi Worlds70KGF2012
4708Rubens CharlesRubens CharlesLPointsADCC66KGSF2013
5013Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoLPts: 4x0Pan American70KG1/4F2014
2162Baret YoshidaBaret YoshidaWAdvADCC66KGR12009
2526Carlos EsquisitoCarlos EsquisitoWReferee DecisionNo Gi Worlds70KGF2010
2880Darrin LillianWChokeWorld Champ.70KGRDS2011
3062Timo-JuhaniWPts: 3x0ADCC66KGR12011
3187Rob Di CensoWPts: 2x0No Gi Worlds70KG1/4F2011
3208Samir ChantreSamir ChantreWPts: 2x0No Gi Worlds70KGSF2011
3256Wesley GannWGuillotineUFC ExpoABSSPF2011
3314Magno GamaWPointsUltimate Abs.76KGR12012
3318Ryan HallRyan HallWPointsUltimate Abs.76KG1/4F2012
3321Samuel BragaSamuel BragaWPointsUltimate Abs.76KGSF2012
3402Mayko GirottoWPointsPan American70KGR12012
3787David LemesDavid LemesWAdvWorld Champ.70KGR22012
4033Ed RamosWPointsNoGi Worlds70KG1/4F2012
4034Samir ChantreSamir ChantreWPts: 2x0NoGi Worlds70KGSF2012
4701Augusto MendesAugusto MendesWReferee DecisionADCC66KGR12013
4704Nicolas RenierWPointsADCC66KG1/4F2013
4709Joao MiyaoJoao MiyaoWPointsADCC66KG3PLC2013
4822Samir ChantreSamir ChantreWCalf SlicerNoGi Worlds70KGSF2013
4823Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoWReferee DecisionNoGi Worlds70KGF2013
4889Denny ProkoposDenny ProkoposWDarce chokeMidwest ChallengeABSF2013
5010Niccolas 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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