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Paul Ardila-Ibarra a grappler of Colombian origin, and a Brazilian jiu jitsu black belt promoted by Roan Carneiro of American Top Team, having also represented the Alliance Academy while training under Bruno Malfacine‘s guidance during 2015. An IBJJF World Champion (brown belt gi and no-gi) as well as an ADCC US Trials champion Paul Ardila-Ibarra is regarded as one of the top athletes in the ultra-heavyweight division.

Paul Ardila-Ibarra Jiu Jitsu

Full Name: Paul Sebastian Mauricio Ardila-Ibarra

Nickname: n/a

Lineage: M. Maeda > C. Gracie > Carlson Gracie > Murilo Bustamante > Roan Carneiro > Paul Ardila-Ibarra

Main Achievements:

  • World Champion (2015 brown)
  • World No-Gi Champion (2015 brown)
  • ADCC US Trials Champion (2015)
  • Miami International Open Champion (2014 purple weight + absolute)
  • World No-Gi Championship 3rd Place (2016)

Favorite Position/Technique: Knee Slide Pass

Weight Division: Peso Pesadíssimo (over 100kg/221lbs)

Team/Association: American Top Team

Paul Ardila-Ibarra Biography

Paul Ardila-Ibarra was born on 13, 1991 in Bucaramanga – Colombia, moving to the United States when he was 9 years old. Once in the US Paul’s family settled in Atlanta, Georgia where Ardila-Ibarra lived until his 21st birthday.

It was in Georgia that Paul started wrestling, during his freshman year of high school (14YO), a sport in which he excelled, placing twice (5th and 3rd) for his state under folkstyle rules and becoming state champion in greco-roman.

During high school, Paul was also introduced to jiu jitsu (Summer of 2009) by his brother Sergio Ardila-Ibarra during wrestling’s off season. He returned to BJJ training consistently on March 2010, doing so under Roan “Jucao” Carneiro.

Once he entered the University of Georgia, Paul represented the establishment’s wrestling program at a high level, placing 4th at the NCWA national tournament in 2012 (197lbs), winning that same tournament two years later – with a break in 2013 due to Ardila-Ibarra’s stay in Brazil.

In 2015 Paul Ardila-Ibarra spent most of the year in Orlando, Florida. There he trained almost exclusively at Alliance – Orlando, a gym ran by Brad Thompson, where Paul was coached by the multiple time world champion Bruno Malfacine. During that year Ardila-Ibarra achieved important wins at the ADCC US Trials World Championship (brown belt).

On January 2016, while splitting his life between jiu jitsu and being a law student at the University of Notre Dame, Paul was promoted to black belt by his long time coach, Roan Carneiro – who awarded all of Ardila-Ibarra’s previous belts.

Paul Ardila Grappling Record

2 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    2 (100%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    0 (0%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    0 (0%)
  • BY DECISION
    0 (0%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

0 SUBMISSION WINS

2 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    0 (0%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    0 (0%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    2 (100%)
  • BY DECISION
    0 (0%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

2 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

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Kneebar
50
1
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Armbar
50
1
2
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Paul Ardila Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
9606Luiz PanzaLuiz PanzaLKneebarWorld Champ.100KG1/4F2016
10400Luiz PanzaLuiz PanzaLArmbarNoGi Worlds97KGSF2016
9602Lucio RodriguesLucio RodriguesWPts: 2x0World Champ.100KGR12016
10398Kaue DamascenoWPts: 2x0NoGi Worlds97KG1/4F2016

Paul Ardila-Ibarra Highlight (no-gi)

 

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