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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

14 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    9 (64%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    2 (14%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    1 (7%)
  • BY DECISION
    2 (14%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

1 SUBMISSION WINS

#214eb8
Choke
100
1
1
(100%) SUBMISSION
9 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    3 (33%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    1 (11%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    5 (56%)
  • BY DECISION
    0 (0%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

5 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
Choke
40
2
#86e620
Anaconda choke
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
1270Rafael MendesRafael MendesLAnaconda chokeADCCU66kg1/4 final2009
1649Rafael MendesRafael MendesLChokeWorld Champ.U70kgRounds2011
1846Rafael MendesRafael MendesLMata leaoADCCU661/4 Finals2011
1961Rubens CharlesRubens CharlesLAdvNo Gi WorldsU70kgFinal2011
1993Celso ViniciusCelso ViniciusLPointsUltimate Abs.U76kgFinal2012
2064Rafael MendesRafael MendesLTrianglePan AmericanU70kg1/4 final2012
2358Leo SaggioroLChokeWorld Champ.U70kgRd 32012
2930Rubens CharlesRubens CharlesLPointsADCCU66kgSemi f.2013
3102QueixinhoLPts: 4x0Pan AmericanU70kg1/4 final2014
1261Baret YoshidaBaret YoshidaWAdvADCCU66kgRd 12009
1455Carlos EsquisitoCarlos EsquisitoWRefree DecisionNo Gi WorldsU70kgFinal2010
1639Darrin LillianWChokeWorld Champ.U70kgRounds2011
1807Timo-JuhaniWPts: 3x0ADCCU66kgRd 12011
1927Rob Di CensoWPts: 2x0No Gi WorldsU70kg1/4 final2011
1948Samir ChantreSamir ChantreWPts: 2x0No Gi WorldsU70kgSemi f.2011
1985Magno GamaWPointsUltimate Abs.U76kgRd 12012
1989Ryan HallRyan HallWPointsUltimate Abs.U76kg1/4 final2012
1992Samuel BragaSamuel BragaWPointsUltimate Abs.U76kgSemi f.2012
2059Mayko GirottoWPointsPan AmericanU70kgRd 12012
2351David LemesDavid LemesWAdvWorld Champ.U70kgRd 22012
2931Joao MiyaoJoao MiyaoWPointsADCCU66kg3/4 Place2013
2984Oswaldo QueixinhoWRefree DecisionNoGi WorldsU70kgFinal2013
3099Niccolas AraujoWPointsPan AmericanU70kgRd12014

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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