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Márcio Feitosa

Marcio Feitosa, one of the biggest names in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, is a black belt under Carlos Gracie Junior, being also his master’s right hand man in relation to Gracie Barra‘s affairs.  A true ambassador of sport, Marcio Feitosa conquered the World Jiu Jitsu Championship on multiple occasions as well as the ADCC (Abu Dhabi Combat Club), the world’s most prestigious Submission Wrestling event. When Gracie Barra moved its headquarters to the United States, Marcio Feitosa did the same, being made the international team’s main coach and front man.

Marcio Feitosa Jiu Jitsu

Full Name: Marcio Feitosa

Nickname: n/a

Lineage: Mitsuyo Maeda > Carlos Gracie Sr. > Carlos Gracie Junior > Marcio Feitosa

Main Competitive Achievements:

  • World Champion (1997, 2001, 2002)
  • ADCC Champion (2001)
  • ADCC Brazilian Trials Winner (1999, 2000)
  • Pan American Champion (1996, 1997, 1998, 1999)
  • Brazilian National Champion (1996, 1997, 1998, 1999)
  • World Silver Medallist (2006, 2003, 2000, 1999, 1998)

Weigh Division: Peso Leve – Lightweight (76kg/167lbs)

Team/Association: Gracie Barra

Marcio Feitosa’s Biography

Marcio Feitosa was born on the 16th of May 1976 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He was raised within an upper class family environment in Barra da Tijuca, one of the best burgs in Rio de Janeiro, but unfortunately his father abandoned the family leaving Marcio and his brother in charge of the household at the age of 12.

Marcio trained extensively at the Gracie Barra academy from a very young age, and when he reached 15, his master Carlos Gracie Junior invited him to be an assistant coach at the gym. This allowed Feitosa to help his mother putting some much needed money towards the bills.

Feitosa’s hard training ethics paid off and by the age of 19 he received his black belt, just two years after this, he wrote his name in BJJ history by winning the first Pan American BJJ games and the Brazilian Nationals. Feitosa would go on to win the Mundials the next year and become one of the strongest competitors of his generation winning against legendary fighters such as Leonardo Vieira and Vitor Ribeiro.

Marcio Feitosa is also one of the most famous Jiu Jitsu fighters among the Brazilian Jet Set media for his long term relationship with TV actress Taís Araújo.

Marcio Feitosa Fight Stats

1 by sub
10 by Points (53%)
4 by Advantages (21%)
0 by Penalties (0%)
3 by Submission (16%)
2 by Decision (11%)
0 by Disqualified (0%)
2 by Armbar (67%)
1 by Ezekiel choke (33%)
Ezekiel choke
2 by Points (28.57%)
3 by Advantages (43%)
1 by Penalties (14%)
1 by Submission (14.29%)
0 by Decision (0%)
0 by Disqualified (0%)
1 by Submission (100%)

Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
166Leonardo VieiraLeonardo VieiraLAdvWorld Champ.U76kgFinal1998
180Vitor ShaolinVitor ShaolinLPts: 2x2, AdvWorld Champ.U76kgFinal1999
243Leonardo VieiraLeonardo VieiraLN/ALPJJU75kgFinal2000
256Vitor ShaolinVitor ShaolinLPenWorld Champ.U76kgFinal2000
289Renzo GracieRenzo GracieLSubmissionADCCU77kgSemi f.2000
564Daniel MoraesDaniel MoraesLAdvWorld Champ.U76kgFinal2003
825Rubens CharlesRubens CharlesLPts: 8x0World Champ.FinalU70kg2006
56Bob BassWPts: 2x0Pan AmericanU76kg1/4 final1996
57Cleber LucianoWPts: 4x2Pan AmericanU76kgSemi f.1996
73Renato BarretoRenato BarretoWRefree DecisionPan AmericanU76kgFinal1996
92Leonardo VieiraLeonardo VieiraWAdvWorld Champ.U76kgFinal1997
255Leonardo SantosLeonardo SantosWAdvWorld Champ.U76kgSemi f.2000
281Caol UnoWPointsADCCU77kgRd12000
287Carlos MachadoCarlos MachadoWPts: 2x0ADCCU77kg1/4 final2000
292Leonardo VieiraLeonardo VieiraWAdvADCCU77kg3/4 place2000
362Peter AngererWArmbarADCCU77kgRd 12001
368F. VasconcelosWPointsADCCU77kg1/4 final2001
369Rodrigo GracieWPointsADCCU77kgSemi f.2001
407YamashiraWPts: 16x0World Champ.U76kg1/4 final2001
408Leonardo SantosLeonardo SantosWAdvWorld Champ.U76kgFinal2001
452Crezio SouzaCrezio SouzaWEzekiel chokeWorld Champ.U76kgRd 12002
453Rafael BarbosaRafael BarbosaWPts: 5x0World Champ.U76kg1/4 final2002
454Marcelo PupoWRefree DecisionWorld Champ.U76kgFinal2002
560A. CandidoWPts: 12x0World Champ.U76kgRd 12003
561A. BrittesWArmbarWorld Champ.U76kg1/4 final2003
562Marcos PachecoWPts: 11x8World Champ.U76kgSemi f.2003

Marcio Feitosa vs Urijah Faber


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