Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Team History, Fighter Stats, Biographies and News

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Roger Gracie is a jiu jitsu black belt, considered by many to be the greatest competitor of all time in the sport. a 14x World Champion (12 of which in the black belt division) and mixed martial arts competitor, this Gracie family representative from Rio de Janeiro, moved to London, England in his youth, opening one of the counties largest academies with the help of his father, Mauricio Gomes. Roger Gracie is also the grandson of jiu jitsu founder Carlos Gracie and a inductee to the IBJJF Hall of Fame.

Roger Gracie Jiu Jitsu

Full Name: Roger Gracie Gomes

Nickname: N/A

Lineage: Mitsuyo Maeda > Carlos Gracie Sr. > Carlos Gracie Junior > Roger Gracie

Main Achievements (BJJ/Grappling):

  • World Champion (2000 blue, 2001 purple, 2002 brown weight & absolute, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007 weight & absolute, 2008, 2009 weight & absolute, 2010 weight & absolute)
  • Absolute Silver Medallist (2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008 – all at black belt)
  • ADCC (2005 weight and the absolute*)
  • European Open Champion (2005 weight & absolute)
  • Pan American Champion
  • Brazilian national Champion

*Submitting all 8 of his opponents, an achievement never accomplished by anyone before him.

Weight Division (BJJ): Super Heavy Weight

Favorite Technique: Cross Choke from mount position

Affiliation: Gracie-Barra/Roger Gracie Academy

Sponsor: Jiu Jitsu Style Magazine

Roger Gracie Biography

Roger Gracie was born in September 26, 1981. He is the son of Reila Gracie (daughter of Gracie Jiu Jitsu founder Carlos Gracie) and Mauricio Gomes (one of a handful of men who had the honour of receiving their black belts from BJJ legend Rolls Gracie). Roger started training Jiu Jitsu early in life, like most Gracies, though he didn’t actually set his mind into the sport until his late teens. According to Roger Gracie in an interview given to Graciemag a few years ago, he realized how much he wanted to become a professional jiu jitsu competitor after he spent some time in the south of Brazil, training with his uncle Rilion Gracie. The two other men that can be considered just as crucial to Roger Gracie’s development as a fighter have been his uncle Carlos Gracie Junior and cousin Renzo Gracie.

With the Gracie blood running in his veins, he quickly picked up the BJJ game very quickly winning several championships as a blue belt, including the Pan Ams and the Mundial (World Championship) in 2000. It was around this time that Roger was forced to move to London - UK to live with his father after he was involved in a police matter. Being his father himself one of the best grapplers of his generation and an excellent coach, Roger’s Jiu Jitsu progression wasn’t harmed harmed by the change and his competitive run progressed. Roger Gracie also maintained his training with uncle Carlinhos, travelling to Rio de Janeiro on many occasions to train at the Gracie Barra headquarters.

With an ever growing list of achievements in sport Jiu Jitsu, his uncle “Carlinhos” awarded Roger his black belt in 2004. A year after receiving his black belt Roger competed again in ADCC (he had competed in 2003 also as a brown belt when he got 3rd place), being victorious in both his weight and the absolute (open weight) division, submitting all 8 opponents to get both titles, this was the first time a competitor accomplished such a tremendous feat.

Roger Gracie’s first MMA fight was against the veteran Ron Waterman, whom he submitted by armbar. Ron had never been submitted before throughout his long career. He then went to fight Yuki Kondo a Japanese MMA legend and former Pancrase Champion, Roger submitted Kondo by Mata Leao (Choke). His third fight was in American soil in the prestigeous Strikeforce organization, he fought another legend, Kevin Randleman, and as expected finished the fight early in the second round after showcasing some unexpected boxing skills. Just a few days after the fight Roger went on to win the Mundials (World BJJ Championships) for a record 14th time with just a few weeks to prepare for the gi competition. He submitted everyone apart from Ricardo Abreu “Demente” but still managed to win against the Nova Uniao standout with a conclusive 13×2. Roger Gracie’s career moved on to MMA after his 3rd world absolute victory, where he set the record for open weight wins in the black belt division.

Roger Gracie's Jiu Jitsu Record

List of Roger Gracie’s fight results and stats in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu/Submission Wrestling in the sport’s most important tournaments, since receiving his black belt.

Roger Gracie Grappling Record

73 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    12 (16%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    1 (1%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    59 (81%)
  • BY DECISION
    1 (1%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

59 SUBMISSIONS WINS

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Choke from back
27
16
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Cross choke
19
11
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Armbar
15
9
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Submission
12
7
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Mata leao
10
6
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Choke
5
3
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Triangle
3
2
#ff9124
Ezekiel
3
2
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Botinha
2
1
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Cross ck. f/ mount
2
1
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Verbal tap
2
1
59
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
8 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    6 (75%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    2 (25%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    0 (0%)
  • BY DECISION
    0 (0%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

0 SUBMISSION LOSSES

Roger Gracie Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
724Olav EinemoLPts: 2x0ADCC99KGSF2003
726Olav EinemoLPts: 2x0ADCC99KGSF2003
757Marcio CruzMarcio CruzLPts: 3x0World Champ.ABSF2003
943Ronaldo SouzaRonaldo SouzaLPts: 4x2World Champ.ABSF2004
1151Ronaldo SouzaRonaldo SouzaLPts: 2x0World Champ.ABSF2005
1167Alexandre RibeiroAlexandre RibeiroLAdvPan American100KGF2006
1250Alexandre RibeiroAlexandre RibeiroLPts: 4x4, AdvWorld Champ.ABSF2006
1704Alexandre RibeiroAlexandre RibeiroLPts: 4x2World Champ.ABSF2008
3272Marcus AlmeidaMarcus AlmeidaDN/AMetamorisABSSUPERF2012
672Demian MaiaDemian MaiaWPointsTeam NationalsO88KG1/4F2003
720Mario SperryMario SperryWPts: 5x0ADCC99KGRD12003
722Rigan MachadoRigan MachadoWPointsADCC99KG1/4F2003
728Alexandre RibeiroAlexandre RibeiroWPts: 3x0ADCC99KG3PLC2003
751Adriano CamolesiWTriangleWorld Champ.ABSRD12003
753Marcos ValleWArmbarWorld Champ.ABSRD22003
755Marcio CorletaMarcio CorletaWReferee DecisionWorld Champ.ABS1/4F2003
931Ricardo FrancoWSubmissionWorld Champ.100KGRD12004
932Roberto ToziRoberto ToziWPointsWorld Champ.100KGSF2004
933Rodrigo CompridoRodrigo CompridoWMata leaoWorld Champ.100KGF2004
938Leo RamosWSubmissionWorld Champ.ABSRD12004
939Roberto AgneseWCross chokeWorld Champ.ABSRD22004
940Marcelo GarciaMarcelo GarciaWPts: 8x2World Champ.ABS1/4F2004
942Fernando TerereFernando TerereWCross chokeWorld Champ.ABSSF2004
980Fernando PieroFernando PieroWSubmissionEuropean OpenABSSF2005
981Ronaldo SouzaRonaldo SouzaWPts: 2x0European OpenABSF2005
1033Eduardo TellesEduardo TellesWArmbarADCC99KG1/4F2005
1036Alexandre RibeiroAlexandre RibeiroWMata leaoADCC99KGSF2005
1038A. CacarecoWVerbal tapADCC99KGF2005
1039Justin GarciaWMata leaoADCC99KGRD12005
1053Shinya AokiShinya AokiWBotinhaADCCABSRD12005
1061Fabricio WerdumFabricio WerdumWMata leaoADCCABS1/4F2005
1065Alexandre RibeiroAlexandre RibeiroWMata leaoADCCABSSF2005
1067Ronaldo SouzaRonaldo SouzaWMata leaoADCCABSF2005
1134Thiago BorgesThiago BorgesWArmbarWorld Champ.100KGRD12005
1140Fernando MargaridaFernando MargaridaWChoke from backWorld Champ.100KGSF2005
1141Alexandre RibeiroAlexandre RibeiroWPts: 12x2World Champ.100KGF2005
1146Fernando PieroFernando PieroWArmbarWorld Champ.ABSRD12005
1147Robert OliveiraWChokeWorld Champ.ABSRD22005
1149Fernando MarquesWArmbarWorld Champ.ABS1/4F2005
1150Saulo RibeiroSaulo RibeiroWCross chokeWorld Champ.ABSSF2005
1168Thiago GaiaWSubmissionPan AmericanABSRD12006
1170Vinny MagalhaesVinny MagalhaesWSubmissionPan AmericanABS1/4F2006
1171Rafael LovatoRafael LovatoWArmbarPan AmericanABSSF2006
1172Alexandre RibeiroAlexandre RibeiroWTrianglePan AmericanABSF2006
1229Pedro SchmallWChoke from backWorld Champ.100KG1/4F2006
1231Rodrigo CompridoRodrigo CompridoWArmbarWorld Champ.100KGSF2006
1232Robert DrysdaleRobert DrysdaleWCross ck. f/ mountWorld Champ.100KGF2006
1240Zumbi MachadoWChoke from backWorld Champ.ABSRD12006
1245Rodrigo CavacaRodrigo CavacaWCross chokeWorld Champ.ABS1/4F2006
1249Marcelo GarciaMarcelo GarciaWChoke from backWorld Champ.ABSSF2006
1471Jon EinemoWPts: 5x0ADCCABSSUPERF2007
1500Tim CarpenterWArmbarWorld Champ.100KGRD12007
1501Adriano CamolesiWChoke from backWorld Champ.100KG1/4F2007
1502Rodrigo CompridoRodrigo CompridoWCross chokeWorld Champ.100KGSF2007
1504Robert DrysdaleRobert DrysdaleWChoke from backWorld Champ.100KGF2007
1508Rodrigo CavacaRodrigo CavacaWArmbarWorld Champ.ABSRD12007
1515Fernando MargaridaFernando MargaridaWPts: 9x5World Champ.ABS1/4F2007
1519Robert DrysdaleRobert DrysdaleWSubmissionWorld Champ.ABSSF2007
1520Romulo BarralRomulo BarralWChoke from backWorld Champ.ABSF2007
1682Rodrigo CavacaRodrigo CavacaWSubmissionWorld Champ.O100KGRD12008
1686Luigi MondelliWChoke from backWorld Champ.O100KG1/4F2008
1687Eduardo TellesEduardo TellesWPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Champ.O100KGSF2008
1688Leonardo LeiteLeonardo LeiteWCross chokeWorld Champ.O100KGF2008
1689Paul HalmeWChokeWorld Champ.ABSRD12008
1698Tiago PereiraWChokeWorld Champ.ABSRD22008
1701Alexandre SouzaAlexandre SouzaWCross chokeWorld Champ.ABS1/4F2008
1703Andre GalvaoAndre GalvaoWPts: 12x0World Champ.ABSSF2008
1964Bruno BastosBruno BastosWCross chokeWorld Champ.100KG1/4F2009
1965Bernardo FariaBernardo FariaWEzekielWorld Champ.100KGSF2009
1966Ricardo AbreuRicardo AbreuWEzekielWorld Champ.100KGF2009
1977Rafael LovatoRafael LovatoWCross chokeWorld Champ.ABS1/4F2009
1978Claudio CalasansClaudio CalasansWCross chokeWorld Champ.ABSSF2009
1979Romulo BarralRomulo BarralWCross chokeWorld Champ.ABSF2009
2159Luiz FernandoWChoke from backWorld Champ.100KGRD12010
2162Bruno BastosBruno BastosWChoke from backWorld Champ.100KG1/4F2010
2164Walter VidalWChoke from backWorld Champ.100KG1/4F2010
2165Bruno BastosBruno BastosWChoke from backWorld Champ.100KGSF2010
2167Ricardo AbreuRicardo AbreuWPts: 13x2World Champ.100KGF2010
2180Frost MurphyWChoke from backWorld Champ.ABSRD12010
2181Diego HerzogWChoke from backWorld Champ.ABSRD22010
2186Tarsis HumphreysTarsis HumphreysWChoke from backWorld Champ.ABS1/4F2010
2189Rodrigo CavacaRodrigo CavacaWChoke from backWorld Champ.ABSSF2010

Roger Gracie vs Ronaldo Souza Part 1

Roger Gracie vs Ronaldo Souza Part 2

Roger Gracie vs Rodrigo Comprido (2006)

Roger Gracie vs Fernando Terere

Roger Gracie vs Andre Galvao

 

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4 Comments

  • WishIwasRoger says:

    I wish I could learn from Roger………..the boogeyman

  • Steve says:

    So what do you think about the superfight coming up between Roger and Bucheca? Think I’m going with Roger all the way. You know at first I wasn’t too into Roger because he seemed like he was a lot bigger and lankier than his opponents, like Terere and Marcelo. And I love Jacare too so that match was tough to sit still through.

    But as you watch and study Roger, most of the stuff he uses all stems from the basics. He’s got underrated judo in my opinion and then when he gets mount, it’s just a matter of time before some collar choke is cutting off your air.

  • theguy says:

    roger did not move to london from brazil he moved to birmingham first and then london afterwards.

  • Caleb says:

    Roger fought bruno Bastos in the semi finals at the 2010 worlds, bruno won bronze that year

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