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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

15 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    9 (60%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    2 (13%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    2 (13%)
  • BY DECISION
    2 (13%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

2 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Choke
50
1
#86e620
Calf Slicer
50
1
2
(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
1464Rafael MendesRafael MendesLAnacondaADCCU66kg1/4 final2009
1946Rafael MendesRafael MendesLChokeWorld Champ.U70kgRounds2011
2150Rafael MendesRafael MendesLMata leaoADCCU66kg1/4 Finals2011
2265Rubens CharlesRubens CharlesLAdvNo Gi WorldsU70kgFinal2011
2312Celso ViniciusCelso ViniciusLPointsUltimate Abs.U76kgFinal2012
2386Rafael MendesRafael MendesLTrianglePan AmericanU70kg1/4 final2012
2693Leo SaggioroLChokeWorld Champ.U70kgRd 32012
2907Rubens CharlesRubens CharlesLAdvNoGi WorldsU70kgFinal2012
3348Rubens CharlesRubens CharlesLPointsADCCU66kgSemi f.2013
3568QueixinhoLPts: 4x0Pan AmericanU70kg1/4 final2014
1455Baret YoshidaBaret YoshidaWAdvADCCU66kgRd 12009
1690Carlos EsquisitoCarlos EsquisitoWRefree DecisionNo Gi WorldsU70kgFinal2010
1936Darrin LillianWChokeWorld Champ.U70kgRounds2011
2111Timo-JuhaniWPts: 3x0ADCCU66kgRd 12011
2231Rob Di CensoWPts: 2x0No Gi WorldsU70kg1/4 final2011
2252Samir ChantreSamir ChantreWPts: 2x0No Gi WorldsU70kgSemi f.2011
2304Magno GamaWPointsUltimate Abs.U76kgRd 12012
2308Ryan HallRyan HallWPointsUltimate Abs.U76kg1/4 final2012
2311Samuel BragaSamuel BragaWPointsUltimate Abs.U76kgSemi f.2012
2380Mayko GirottoWPointsPan AmericanU70kgRd 12012
2686David LemesDavid LemesWAdvWorld Champ.U70kgRd 22012
3349Joao MiyaoJoao MiyaoWPointsADCCU66kg3/4 Place2013
3402Samir ChantreSamir ChantreWCalf SlicerNoGi WorldsU70kgSemi f.2013
3403Oswaldo QueixinhoWRefree DecisionNoGi WorldsU70kgFinal2013
3565Niccolas 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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