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Tarsis Humphreys is a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu top competitor in the black belt “Peso Meio Pesado” division (under 88kg/194lbs). The Alliance BJJ academy representative was the first man graded by Fabio Gurgel from white to black belt to earn a gold medal at the World Championships (in the black belt division), Tarsis  was also the winner of the very first World Professional Jiu Jitsu Cup (World Pro Cup) in both his weight and the absolute (open weight) divisions back in 2009.

Tarsis Humphreys Jiu Jitsu

Full Name: Tarsis Carvalho Humphreys

Nickname: n/a

Lineage: Mitsuyo Maeda > Carlos Gracie > Helio Gracie > Rolls Gracie > Romero Cavalcanti > Fábio Gurgel > Tarsis Humphreys

Main Achievements:

  • World Champion (2010)
  • Pan American Champion (2006 brown weight + absolute)
  • European Open Champion (2010)
  • Brazilian National Champion (2006 brown, 2009)
  • Los Angeles BJJ Pro Champion (2016)
  • World Championship Runner-up (2000 blue junior, 2009/2015)
  • Pan American Championship Runner-up (2004 brown weight + absolute, 2007 weight + absolute, 2008)
  • Pan American No-Gi Championship Runner-up (2008)
  • Brazilian National Championship Runner-up (1998 child yellow, 2006 brown absolute, 2009)
  • World Championship 3rd Place (2002 purple, 2004 brown weight + absolute, 2005 brown absolute, 2007/2008)
  • Pan American No-Gi Championship 3rd Place (2008 absolute)
  • European Open Championship 3rd Place (2010 absolute)
  • Brazilian National Championship 3rd Place (2007)
  • ADCC Finals 3rd Place (2007)

Favourite Position/Technique: Good overall game

Weight Division: Meio Pesado (88kg-194lbs)

Association/Team: Alliance

Tarsis Humphreys Biography

Tarsis Humphreys was born on November 4th 1983 in Sao Paulo capital of Sao Paulo state in Brazil. He started training Jiu Jitsu when he was around 13 years of age after a close friend from school showed him a couple fo BJJ moves, namely the armbar and the “mata leao”. After Tarsis witnessed how effective these techniques were he decided to give Jiu Jitsu a go.

Tarsis’ first and only coach was the famous “General” of Alliance, Fabio Gurgel. Gurgel graded Tarsis in all his belt, including his black belt in 2006 just after he won the world title for the second time in the brown belt division. After he reached the black belt level, Tarsis Humphreys continued in good form proving he was more then capable of fighting amongst the best grapplers in the world, winning the Pan American Championships that year in both his weight and the open weight (absolute) division.

In 2009 after he won both his weight class and the absolute division at the World Pro Cup finals in Abu Dhabi (earning a total of 14 000 dollars in the process), Tarsis told the press he would use that money to invest on tuition for a new profession, though maintaining that he would not leave Jiu Jitsu. Tarsis would later move to the United States of America (2010) where he opened his own academy, though the American experience was short lived and he chose to return to Brazil.

Tarsis Humphreys Grappling Record

50 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    25 (50%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    3 (6%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    19 (38%)
  • BY DECISION
    1 (2%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    1 (2%)
  • BY DQ
    1 (2%)

19 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Choke from back
42
8
#86e620
Armbar
21
4
#5AD3D1
Footlock
11
2
#d1212a
Choke
5
1
#fad11b
Kneebar
5
1
#f58822
Toe hold
5
1
#224aba
Cross choke
5
1
#ff9124
Leglock
5
1
19
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
37 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    20 (54%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    7 (19%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    6 (16%)
  • BY DECISION
    3 (8%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    1 (3%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

6 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
Injury
17
1
#86e620
RNC
17
1
#5AD3D1
Choke from back
17
1
#d1212a
Heel hook
17
1
#fad11b
Kimura
17
1
#f58822
Footlock
17
1
6
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Tarsis Humphreys Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
1425Delson HelenoDelson HelenoLPts: 2x0World Champ.88KG1/4F2006
1451Alexandre RibeiroAlexandre RibeiroLPointsWorld Champ.ABS1/4F2006
1603Romulo BarralRomulo BarralLPts: 2x2, AdvPan American88KGF2007
1617Romulo BarralRomulo BarralLPts: 6x6, AdvPan AmericanABSF2007
1633Delson HelenoDelson HelenoLPenADCC Trials88KGF2007
1646A. CacarecoLPointsADCCABS1/4F2007
1686Demian MaiaDemian MaiaLPointsADCC88KGSF2007
1736Saulo RibeiroSaulo RibeiroLPts: 2x2, AdvWorld Champ.88KGSF2007
1751Andre GalvaoAndre GalvaoLReferee DecisionWorld Champ.ABSR12007
1803Luiz TheodoroLPointsSuper ChallengeABSSF2007
1852Andre GalvaoAndre GalvaoLInjuryPan American88KGF2008
1935Alexandre RibeiroAlexandre RibeiroLPts: 2x0World Champ.94KGSF2008
1991Marcello SalazarLN/ANoGi Worlds88KGR12008
2033Otavio SousaOtavio SousaLPointsCapital Challenge88KGSF2008
2086Rafael RihanLPointsBrasileiro88KGF2009
2229David AvellanLRNCADCC88KG1/4F2009
2319Romulo BarralRomulo BarralLReferee DecisionWorld Champ.88KGF2009
2341Rodrigo CavacaRodrigo CavacaLPointsWorld Champ.ABSR12009
2468Gustavo CamposGustavo CamposLAdvEuropeanABSSF2010
2709Roger GracieRoger GracieLChoke from backWorld Champ.ABS1/4F2010
2845Romulo BarralRomulo BarralLPts: 3x0World Pro.83KG1/4F2011
2861Rodolfo VieiraRodolfo VieiraLPts: 5x2World Pro.ABSSF2011
3693Vitor ToledoVitor ToledoLReferee DecisionWorld Pro.88KGR12012
3994Roberto AlencarRoberto AlencarLPts: 0x0World Champ.94KG1/4F2012
4171Rofolfo VieiraLPts: 16x0RockstrikeABSNA2012
4227Dean ListerDean ListerLHeel hookWorld ExpoABSSPF2013
4443Andre GalvaoAndre GalvaoLKimuraPan American88KGR12013
4486Claudio CalasansClaudio CalasansLPts: 6x0World Pro82KG1/4F2013
4502Marcus AlmeidaMarcus AlmeidaLPointsWorld ProABSSF2013
4504Claudio CalasansClaudio CalasansLAdvWorld ProABS3PLC2013
4622Gustavo CamposGustavo CamposLPointsWorld Champ.88KG1/4F2013
6795AJ SousaAJ SousaLPointsWorld Pro85KG1/4F2015
6856Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusLPts: 2x0World ProABSR22015
7141Leandro LoLeandro LoLPts: 7x0World Champ.88KGF2015
7904Jesse UrholinDN/AMacaco BrancoABSSPF2015
9539Patrick GaudioPatrick GaudioLPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Champ.88KG1/4F2016
9638Joao RochaJoao RochaLFootlockAll Star TourABSF2016
10235Tanner RiceTanner RiceLPts: 0x0, AdvUS Open95KGSF2016
1601Joao OliveiraWArmbarPan American88KGSF2007
1615Flavio AlmeidaFlavio AlmeidaWChoke from backPan AmericanABSSF2007
1631Rousimar PalharesRousimar PalharesWPointsADCC Trials88KG1/4F2007
1632Romulo BarralRomulo BarralWPointsADCC Trials88KGSF2007
1640Braulio EstimaBraulio EstimaWPointsADCCABSR12007
1680Jorge SantiagoWPointsADCC88KGR12007
1683David AvellanWChokeADCC88KG1/4F2007
1688Romulo BarralRomulo BarralWFootlockADCC88KG3PLC2007
1796Shiko YamashitaWPts: 9x0Super ChallengeABSR12007
1801Antoine JaoudeWKneebarSuper ChallengeABS1/4F2007
1806Andre GalvaoAndre GalvaoWPts: 6x4Super ChallengeABS3PLC2007
1851Alexandre SouzaAlexandre SouzaWPts: 2x0Pan American88KGSF2008
1931Paul HalmWChoke from backWorld Champ.94KG1/4F2008
1933Andre FreitasWPts: 2x0World Champ.94KG1/4F2008
2032Junior SantosWArmbarCapital Challenge88KG1/4F2008
2035Edmilson C.WPointsCapital Challenge88KG3RD2008
2087UnknownWChoke from backBrasileiroABS1/4F2009
2088T. GaiaWChoke from backBrasileiroABSSF2009
2094Thiago BragaWChoke from backWorld Pro.ABSSF2009
2096Braulio EstimaBraulio EstimaWPts: 2x2, AdvWorld Pro.ABSF2009
2107Victor EstimaVictor EstimaWPts: 2x0World Pro.88KGF2009
2227I. PraporshchikovWPointsADCC88KGR12009
2316Gregor GracieGregor GracieWPts: 2x0World Champ.88KG1/4F2009
2318Otavio SousaOtavio SousaWFootlockWorld Champ.88KGSF2009
2458UnknownWToe holdEuropean88KG1/4F2010
2459Marcelo BernardoWPointsEuropean88KGSF2010
2460Max CarvalhoWArmbarEuropean88KGF2010
2465UnknownWCross chokeEuropeanABS1/4F2010
2618Nivaldo LimaWPts: 6x4Brasileiro88KGF2010
2664Igor AraujoWPointsWorld Champ.88KGR12010
2667Nivaldo OliveiraNivaldo OliveiraWReferee DecisionWorld Champ.88KG1/4F2010
2671Eduardo TellesEduardo TellesWPts: 2x0World Champ.88KGSF2010
2672Romulo BarralRomulo BarralWLeglockWorld Champ.88KGF2010
2706Ben BaxterBen BaxterWArmbarWorld Champ.ABSR12010
2844Jimmy HarbisonWPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Pro.83KGR12011
3641Alexandre CeconiAlexandre CeconiWPts: 2x0Gramado Trials94KGSF2012
3643Alexandre SouzaAlexandre SouzaWPts: 8x2Gramado Trials94KGF2012
3989Ulpiano MalachiasUlpiano MalachiasWPts: 2x0World Champ.94KGR22012
4432Ben BaxterBen BaxterWPointsPan American88KGR12013
4441Rodrigo FajardoRodrigo FajardoWChoke from backPan American88KGR22013
4499Andre GalvaoAndre GalvaoWPenWorld ProABS1/4F2013
6786Eduardo VieyraWPointsWorld Pro85KGR12015
6791Alan FinfouAlan FinfouWPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Pro85KGR22015
7132Julien CazierWChoke from backWorld Champ.88KG1/8F2015
7137Rodrigo FajardoRodrigo FajardoWPts: 7x2World Champ.88KG1/4F2015
7139Gustavo CamposGustavo CamposWPts: 6x4World Champ.88KGSF2015
9532Ruan OliveiraRuan OliveiraWPts: 2x0World Champ.88KG1/8F2016
9637Tryfon StathopoulosWChoke from backAll Star Tour94KGF2016
10132Nick SchrockWPts: 6x0BJJ Pro LA94KGSF2016
10134Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusWDQBJJ Pro LA94KGF2016

Tarsis Humphreys Official Instagram: @tarsisjj
Tarsis Humphreys Official Website: tarsisbjj.com (in Portuguese)

Tarsis Humpreys vs. Braulio Estima

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