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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 No Gi Champion (2010, 2009 brown belt)
  • ADCC USA-EC Trials Champion (2016)
  • Grapplers Quest Pro Champion (2011)
  • American No Gi Champion (2010)
  • World Champion (2007 purple)
  • Grapplers Quest Advanced Nogi Champion (2007)
  • Pan American Champion (2009 brown)
  • World No Gi Championship Runner-up (2011)
  • Pan American Championship Runner-up (2010/2008 brown)
  • World Championship 3rd Place (2008 brown)
  • Pan American Championship 3rd Place (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

24 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    15 (63%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    2 (8%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    4 (17%)
  • BY DECISION
    3 (13%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

4 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Darce choke
25
1
#86e620
Choke
25
1
#5AD3D1
Guillotine
25
1
#d1212a
Calf Slicer
25
1
4
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
11 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    3 (27%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    2 (18%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    5 (45%)
  • BY DECISION
    1 (9%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

5 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

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

Justin Rader Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
2200Rafael MendesRafael MendesLAnacondaADCC66KG1/4F2009
2944Rafael MendesRafael MendesLChokeWorld Champ.70KGRDS2011
3159Rafael MendesRafael MendesLRNCADCC66KG1/4F2011
3280Rubens CharlesRubens CharlesLAdvNo Gi Worlds70KGF2011
3390Celso ViniciusCelso ViniciusLPointsUltimate Abs.76KGF2012
3477Rafael MendesRafael MendesLTrianglePan American70KG1/4F2012
3865Leo SaggioroLChokeWorld Champ.70KGR32012
4107Rubens CharlesRubens CharlesLAdvNoGi Worlds70KGF2012
4800Rubens CharlesRubens CharlesLPointsADCC66KGSF2013
5122Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoLPts: 4x0Pan American70KG1/4F2014
9910Jeff GloverJeff GloverLReferee DecisionF2W Pro 1170KGSPF2016
2191Baret YoshidaBaret YoshidaWAdvADCC66KGR12009
2566Carlos EsquisitoCarlos EsquisitoWReferee DecisionNo Gi Worlds70KGF2010
2934Darrin LillianWChokeWorld Champ.70KGRDS2011
3120Timo-JuhaniWPts: 3x0ADCC66KGR12011
3245Rob Di CensoWPts: 2x0No Gi Worlds70KG1/4F2011
3266Samir ChantreSamir ChantreWPts: 2x0No Gi Worlds70KGSF2011
3314Wesley GannWGuillotineUFC ExpoABSSPF2011
3382Magno GamaWPointsUltimate Abs.76KGR12012
3386Ryan HallRyan HallWPointsUltimate Abs.76KG1/4F2012
3389Samuel BragaSamuel BragaWPointsUltimate Abs.76KGSF2012
3470Mayko GirottoWPointsPan American70KGR12012
3858David LemesDavid LemesWAdvWorld Champ.70KGR22012
4104Ed RamosWPointsNoGi Worlds70KG1/4F2012
4105Samir ChantreSamir ChantreWPts: 2x0NoGi Worlds70KGSF2012
4793Augusto MendesAugusto MendesWReferee DecisionADCC66KGR12013
4796Nicolas RenierWPointsADCC66KG1/4F2013
4801Joao MiyaoJoao MiyaoWPointsADCC66KG3PLC2013
4914Samir ChantreSamir ChantreWCalf SlicerNoGi Worlds70KGSF2013
4915Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoWReferee DecisionNoGi Worlds70KGF2013
4982Denny ProkoposDenny ProkoposWDarce chokeMidwest ChallengeABSF2013
5119Niccolas AraujoWPointsPan American70KGR12014
10495Salvatore GuirreroWN/AADCC US Trials66KG1/4F2016
10496Cole FransonWPts: 2x0ADCC US Trials66KGSF2016
10498Josh HaydenWPts: 2x0ADCC US Trials66KGF2016

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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