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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
Kneebar
5
1
#fad11b
Toe hold
5
1
#f58822
Cross choke
5
1
#224aba
Leglock
5
1
#ff9124
Choke
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
Heel hook
17
1
#86e620
Kimura
17
1
#5AD3D1
Footlock
17
1
#d1212a
Injury
17
1
#fad11b
RNC
17
1
#f58822
Choke from back
17
1
6
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Tarsis Humphreys Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
1421Delson HelenoDelson HelenoLPts: 2x0World Champ.88KG1/4F2006
1447Alexandre RibeiroAlexandre RibeiroLPointsWorld Champ.ABS1/4F2006
1599Romulo BarralRomulo BarralLPts: 2x2, AdvPan American88KGF2007
1613Romulo BarralRomulo BarralLPts: 6x6, AdvPan AmericanABSF2007
1629Delson HelenoDelson HelenoLPenADCC Trials88KGF2007
1642A. CacarecoLPointsADCCABS1/4F2007
1682Demian MaiaDemian MaiaLPointsADCC88KGSF2007
1732Saulo RibeiroSaulo RibeiroLPts: 2x2, AdvWorld Champ.88KGSF2007
1747Andre GalvaoAndre GalvaoLReferee DecisionWorld Champ.ABSR12007
1799Luiz TheodoroLPointsSuper ChallengeABSSF2007
1848Andre GalvaoAndre GalvaoLInjuryPan American88KGF2008
1931Alexandre RibeiroAlexandre RibeiroLPts: 2x0World Champ.94KGSF2008
1987Marcello SalazarLN/ANoGi Worlds88KGR12008
2029Otavio SousaOtavio SousaLPointsCapital Challenge88KGSF2008
2082Rafael RihanLPointsBrasileiro88KGF2009
2225David AvellanLRNCADCC88KG1/4F2009
2315Romulo BarralRomulo BarralLReferee DecisionWorld Champ.88KGF2009
2337Rodrigo CavacaRodrigo CavacaLPointsWorld Champ.ABSR12009
2464Gustavo CamposGustavo CamposLAdvEuropeanABSSF2010
2705Roger GracieRoger GracieLChoke from backWorld Champ.ABS1/4F2010
2841Romulo BarralRomulo BarralLPts: 3x0World Pro.83KG1/4F2011
2857Rodolfo VieiraRodolfo VieiraLPts: 5x2World Pro.ABSSF2011
3689Vitor ToledoVitor ToledoLReferee DecisionWorld Pro.88KGR12012
3990Roberto AlencarRoberto AlencarLPts: 0x0World Champ.94KG1/4F2012
4167Rofolfo VieiraLPts: 16x0RockstrikeABSNA2012
4222Dean ListerDean ListerLHeel hookWorld ExpoABSSPF2013
4438Andre GalvaoAndre GalvaoLKimuraPan American88KGR12013
4481Claudio CalasansClaudio CalasansLPts: 6x0World Pro82KG1/4F2013
4497Marcus AlmeidaMarcus AlmeidaLPointsWorld ProABSSF2013
4499Claudio CalasansClaudio CalasansLAdvWorld ProABS3PLC2013
4617Gustavo CamposGustavo CamposLPointsWorld Champ.88KG1/4F2013
6784AJ SousaAJ SousaLPointsWorld Pro85KG1/4F2015
6845Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusLPts: 2x0World ProABSR22015
7129Leandro LoLeandro LoLPts: 7x0World Champ.88KGF2015
7891Jesse UrholinDN/AMacaco BrancoABSSPF2015
9510Patrick GaudioPatrick GaudioLPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Champ.88KG1/4F2016
9607Joao RochaJoao RochaLFootlockAll Star TourABSF2016
10194Tanner RiceTanner RiceLPts: 0x0, AdvUS Open95KGSF2016
1597Joao OliveiraWArmbarPan American88KGSF2007
1611Flavio AlmeidaFlavio AlmeidaWChoke from backPan AmericanABSSF2007
1627Rousimar PalharesRousimar PalharesWPointsADCC Trials88KG1/4F2007
1628Romulo BarralRomulo BarralWPointsADCC Trials88KGSF2007
1636Braulio EstimaBraulio EstimaWPointsADCCABSR12007
1676Jorge SantiagoWPointsADCC88KGR12007
1679David AvellanWChokeADCC88KG1/4F2007
1684Romulo BarralRomulo BarralWFootlockADCC88KG3PLC2007
1792Shiko YamashitaWPts: 9x0Super ChallengeABSR12007
1797Antoine JaoudeWKneebarSuper ChallengeABS1/4F2007
1802Andre GalvaoAndre GalvaoWPts: 6x4Super ChallengeABS3PLC2007
1847Alexandre SouzaAlexandre SouzaWPts: 2x0Pan American88KGSF2008
1927Paul HalmWChoke from backWorld Champ.94KG1/4F2008
1929Andre FreitasWPts: 2x0World Champ.94KG1/4F2008
2028Junior SantosWArmbarCapital Challenge88KG1/4F2008
2031Edmilson C.WPointsCapital Challenge88KG3RD2008
2083UnknownWChoke from backBrasileiroABS1/4F2009
2084T. GaiaWChoke from backBrasileiroABSSF2009
2090Thiago BragaWChoke from backWorld Pro.ABSSF2009
2092Braulio EstimaBraulio EstimaWPts: 2x2, AdvWorld Pro.ABSF2009
2103Victor EstimaVictor EstimaWPts: 2x0World Pro.88KGF2009
2223I. PraporshchikovWPointsADCC88KGR12009
2312Gregor GracieGregor GracieWPts: 2x0World Champ.88KG1/4F2009
2314Otavio SousaOtavio SousaWFootlockWorld Champ.88KGSF2009
2454UnknownWToe holdEuropean88KG1/4F2010
2455Marcelo BernardoWPointsEuropean88KGSF2010
2456Max CarvalhoWArmbarEuropean88KGF2010
2461UnknownWCross chokeEuropeanABS1/4F2010
2614Nivaldo LimaWPts: 6x4Brasileiro88KGF2010
2660Igor AraujoWPointsWorld Champ.88KGR12010
2663Nivaldo OliveiraNivaldo OliveiraWReferee DecisionWorld Champ.88KG1/4F2010
2667Eduardo TellesEduardo TellesWPts: 2x0World Champ.88KGSF2010
2668Romulo BarralRomulo BarralWLeglockWorld Champ.88KGF2010
2702Ben BaxterBen BaxterWArmbarWorld Champ.ABSR12010
2840Jimmy HarbisonWPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Pro.83KGR12011
3637Alexandre CeconiAlexandre CeconiWPts: 2x0Gramado Trials94KGSF2012
3639Alexandre SouzaAlexandre SouzaWPts: 8x2Gramado Trials94KGF2012
3985Ulpiano MalachiasUlpiano MalachiasWPts: 2x0World Champ.94KGR22012
4427Ben BaxterBen BaxterWPointsPan American88KGR12013
4436Rodrigo FajardoRodrigo FajardoWChoke from backPan American88KGR22013
4494Andre GalvaoAndre GalvaoWPenWorld ProABS1/4F2013
6775Eduardo VieyraWPointsWorld Pro85KGR12015
6780Alan FinfouAlan FinfouWPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Pro85KGR22015
7120Julien CazierWChoke from backWorld Champ.88KG1/8F2015
7125Rodrigo FajardoRodrigo FajardoWPts: 7x2World Champ.88KG1/4F2015
7127Gustavo CamposGustavo CamposWPts: 6x4World Champ.88KGSF2015
9503Ruan OliveiraRuan OliveiraWPts: 2x0World Champ.88KG1/8F2016
9606Tryfon StathopoulosWChoke from backAll Star Tour94KGF2016
10091Nick SchrockWPts: 6x0BJJ Pro LA94KGSF2016
10093Keenan 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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