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 Fight Stats

9
WINS
1 by sub
6 by Points (67%)
Pts
1 by Advantages (11%)
Adv
0 by Penalties (0%)
Pens
1 by Submission (11%)
Subs
1 by Decision (11%)
Dec
0 by Disqualified (0%)
DQ
1
SUBMISSION WINS
1 by Choke (100%)
Choke
7
LOSSES
3 by Points (42.86%)
Pts
1 by Advantages (14%)
Adv
0 by Penalties (0%)
Pens
3 by Submission (42.86%)
Subs
0 by Decision (0%)
Dec
0 by Disqualified (0%)
DQ
3
SUBMISSION LOSSES
2 by Choke (67%)
Choke
1 by Mata leao (33%)
Mata leao

Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
943Rafael MendesRafael MendesLChokeWorld Champ.U70kg3rd2011
1135Rafael MendesRafael MendesLMata leaoADCCU661/4 Finals2011
1248Rubens CharlesRubens CharlesLAdvNo Gi WorldsU70kgFinal2011
1329Rafael MendesRafael MendesLN/APan AmericanU70kg1/4 final2012
1606Leo SaggioroLChokeWorld Champ.U70kgRd 32012
2063Rubens CharlesRubens CharlesLPointsADCCU66kgSemi final2013
2181QueixinhoLPts: 4x0Pan AmericanU70kg1/4 final2014
933Darrin LillianWChokeWorld Champ.U70kg2nd2011
1096Timo-JuhaniWPts: 3x0ADCCU66kg1st2011
1214Rob Di CensoWPts: 2x0No Gi WorldsU70kg1/4 final2011
1235Samir ChantreSamir ChantreWPts: 2x0No Gi WorldsU70kgSemi f.2011
1324Mayko GirottoWN/APan AmericanU70kgRd 12012
1599David LemesDavid LemesWAdvWorld Champ.U70kgRd 22012
2064Joao MiyaoJoao MiyaoWPointsADCCU66kg3/4 Place2013
2097Oswaldo QueixinhoWRefree DecisionNo Gi WorldsU70kgFinal2013
2178Niccolas 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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