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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)
  • European Open Champion (2010)
  • World Pro Cup Champion (2009 weight and absolute)
  • Brazilian National Champion (2006, 2009, 2010)
  • Pan American Champion (2006 weight and absolute)
  • World Championship Runner-up (2009, 2015)
  • Brazilian National Championship Runner-up (2013)
  • World Championship 3rd Place (2004 brown weight and absolute, 2005 brown weight; 2007, 2008 black)
  • ADCC Finals 3rd Place (2007)

Favourite Position/Technique: n/a

Weight Division: Meio Pesado (Medium-Heavyweight) 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

48 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    24 (50%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    3 (6%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    19 (40%)
  • BY DECISION
    1 (2%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    1 (2%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

19 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Choke from back
42
8
#86e620
Armbar
21
4
#5AD3D1
Footlock
11
2
#d1212a
Leglock
5
1
#fad11b
Choke
5
1
#f58822
Kneebar
5
1
#224aba
Toe hold
5
1
#ff9124
Cross choke
5
1
19
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
36 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    20 (56%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    6 (17%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    6 (17%)
  • 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
1404Delson HelenoDelson HelenoLPts: 2x0World Champ.88KG1/4F2006
1430Alexandre RibeiroAlexandre RibeiroLPointsWorld Champ.ABS1/4F2006
1582Romulo BarralRomulo BarralLPts: 2x2, AdvPan American88KGF2007
1596Romulo BarralRomulo BarralLPts: 6x6, AdvPan AmericanABSF2007
1612Delson HelenoDelson HelenoLPenADCC Trials88KGF2007
1625A. CacarecoLPointsADCCABS1/4F2007
1665Demian MaiaDemian MaiaLPointsADCC88KGSF2007
1715Saulo RibeiroSaulo RibeiroLPts: 2x2, AdvWorld Champ.88KGSF2007
1730Andre GalvaoAndre GalvaoLReferee DecisionWorld Champ.ABSR12007
1782Luiz TheodoroLPointsSuper ChallengeABSSF2007
1831Andre GalvaoAndre GalvaoLInjuryPan American88KGF2008
1914Alexandre RibeiroAlexandre RibeiroLPts: 2x0World Champ.94KGSF2008
1970Marcello SalazarLN/ANoGi Worlds88KGR12008
2012Otavio SousaOtavio SousaLPointsCapital Challenge88KGSF2008
2062Rafael RihanLPointsBrasileiro88KGF2009
2201David AvellanLRNCADCC88KG1/4F2009
2291Romulo BarralRomulo BarralLReferee DecisionWorld Champ.88KGF2009
2313Rodrigo CavacaRodrigo CavacaLPointsWorld Champ.ABSR12009
2429Gustavo CamposGustavo CamposLAdvEuropeanABSSF2010
2670Roger GracieRoger GracieLChoke from backWorld Champ.ABS1/4F2010
2809Romulo BarralRomulo BarralLPts: 3x0World Pro.83KG1/4F2011
2825Rodolfo VieiraRodolfo VieiraLPts: 5x2World Pro.ABSSF2011
3650Vitor ToledoVitor ToledoLReferee DecisionWorld Pro.88KGR12012
3951Roberto AlencarRoberto AlencarLPts: 0x0World Champ.94KG1/4F2012
4128Rofolfo VieiraLPts: 16x0RockstrikeABSNA2012
4181Dean ListerDean ListerLHeel hookWorld ExpoABSSPF2013
4392Andre GalvaoAndre GalvaoLKimuraPan American88KGR12013
4435Claudio CalasansClaudio CalasansLPts: 6x0World Pro82KG1/4F2013
4451Marcus AlmeidaMarcus AlmeidaLPointsWorld ProABSSF2013
4453Claudio CalasansClaudio CalasansLAdvWorld ProABS3PLC2013
4571Gustavo CamposGustavo CamposLPointsWorld Champ.88KG1/4F2013
6705AJ SousaAJ SousaLPointsWorld Pro85KG1/4F2015
6766Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusLPts: 2x0World ProABSR22015
7047Leandro LoLeandro LoLPts: 7x0World Champ.88KGF2015
7800Jesse UrholinDN/AMacaco BrancoABSSPF2015
9400Patrick GaudioPatrick GaudioLPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Champ.88KG1/4F2016
9497Joao RochaJoao RochaLFootlockAll Star TourABSF2016
1580Joao OliveiraWArmbarPan American88KGSF2007
1594Flavio AlmeidaFlavio AlmeidaWChoke from backPan AmericanABSSF2007
1610Rousimar PalharesRousimar PalharesWPointsADCC Trials88KG1/4F2007
1611Romulo BarralRomulo BarralWPointsADCC Trials88KGSF2007
1619Braulio EstimaBraulio EstimaWPointsADCCABSR12007
1659Jorge SantiagoWPointsADCC88KGR12007
1662David AvellanWChokeADCC88KG1/4F2007
1667Romulo BarralRomulo BarralWFootlockADCC88KG3PLC2007
1775Shiko YamashitaWPts: 9x0Super ChallengeABSR12007
1780Antoine JaoudeWKneebarSuper ChallengeABS1/4F2007
1785Andre GalvaoAndre GalvaoWPts: 6x4Super ChallengeABS3PLC2007
1830Alexandre SouzaAlexandre SouzaWPts: 2x0Pan American88KGSF2008
1910Paul HalmWChoke from backWorld Champ.94KG1/4F2008
1912Andre FreitasWPts: 2x0World Champ.94KG1/4F2008
2011Junior SantosWArmbarCapital Challenge88KG1/4F2008
2014Edmilson C.WPointsCapital Challenge88KG3RD2008
2063UnknownWChoke from backBrasileiroABS1/4F2009
2064T. GaiaWChoke from backBrasileiroABSSF2009
2070Thiago BragaWChoke from backWorld Pro.ABSSF2009
2072Braulio EstimaBraulio EstimaWPts: 2x2, AdvWorld Pro.ABSF2009
2083Victor EstimaVictor EstimaWPts: 2x0World Pro.88KGF2009
2199I. PraporshchikovWPointsADCC88KGR12009
2288Gregor GracieGregor GracieWPts: 2x0World Champ.88KG1/4F2009
2290Otavio SousaOtavio SousaWFootlockWorld Champ.88KGSF2009
2419UnknownWToe holdEuropean88KG1/4F2010
2420Marcelo BernardoWPointsEuropean88KGSF2010
2421Max CarvalhoWArmbarEuropean88KGF2010
2426UnknownWCross chokeEuropeanABS1/4F2010
2579Nivaldo LimaWPts: 6x4Brasileiro88KGF2010
2625Igor AraujoWPointsWorld Champ.88KGR12010
2628Nivaldo OliveiraNivaldo OliveiraWReferee DecisionWorld Champ.88KG1/4F2010
2632Eduardo TellesEduardo TellesWPts: 2x0World Champ.88KGSF2010
2633Romulo BarralRomulo BarralWLeglockWorld Champ.88KGF2010
2667Ben BaxterBen BaxterWArmbarWorld Champ.ABSR12010
2808Jimmy HarbisonWPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Pro.83KGR12011
3598Alexandre CeconiAlexandre CeconiWPts: 2x0Gramado Trials94KGSF2012
3600Alexandre SouzaAlexandre SouzaWPts: 8x2Gramado Trials94KGF2012
3946Ulpiano MalachiasUlpiano MalachiasWPts: 2x0World Champ.94KGR22012
4381Ben BaxterBen BaxterWPointsPan American88KGR12013
4390Rodrigo FajardoRodrigo FajardoWChoke from backPan American88KGR22013
4448Andre GalvaoAndre GalvaoWPenWorld ProABS1/4F2013
6696Eduardo VieyraWPointsWorld Pro85KGR12015
6701Alan FinfouAlan FinfouWPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Pro85KGR22015
7038Julien CazierWChoke from backWorld Champ.88KG1/8F2015
7043Rodrigo FajardoRodrigo FajardoWPts: 7x2World Champ.88KG1/4F2015
7045Gustavo CamposGustavo CamposWPts: 6x4World Champ.88KGSF2015
9393Ruan OliveiraRuan OliveiraWPts: 2x0World Champ.88KG1/8F2016
9496Tryfon StathopoulosWChoke from backAll Star Tour94KGF2016

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

Tarsis Humpreys vs. Braulio Estima

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