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Victor Estima is a prolific Brazilian Jiu Jitsu black belt who has medalled in some of the world’s most important BJJ tournaments such as the World Championships, the European Open and the World Jiu-Jitsu No-Gi Championships. A member of the Gracie Barra academy and a student of the ilustrious coach ‘Ze Radiola‘, is also revered for his technical contribution to the sport, having created a highly successful submission eloquently called “the Estima Lock“. Victor is brother younger of another highly regarded competitor named Braulio Estima.

Vitor Estima Jiu Jitsu

Full Name: Victor de Oliveira Estima

Nickname: n/a

Lineage: Mitsuyo Maeda > Carlos Gracie Sr.Carlos Gracie Junior > Victor Estima

Main Achievements:

  • Nogi World Champion (2011)
  • European Open Champion (2012)
  • World Silver Medallist (2003 blue, 2005 purple – absolute)
  • World Pro Cup Silver Medallist (2009)
  • World Bronze Medallist (2008, 2009, 2013, 2014)
  • European Bronze Medallist (2008 weight & absolute, 2011 black)

Favourite Technique/Position: Estima Lock, Inverted Triangle

Weight Division: Peso Médio (82kg-181lbs)

Team/Association: Gracie Barra

Merchandise:

Victor Estima Biography

Victor Estima was born in Recife, state of Pernambuco, Brazil on the 8th of January 1985. Though Vitor did not grow up being a sporty person, he did start training martial arts at a relatively young age, he was 8 years old when he joined his brother Braulio at his Judo club. This was relatively short lived and Victor would follow his older brother once again, this time to Brazilian Jiu Jitsu at age 12, training under Charles dos Anjos.

At his BJJ academy, Victor Estima did not have any other 12 year old kids to train with, every training partner was an adult and so Victor started losing the will to train. He stopped for a couple of years but always followed and supported Braulio in his athletic endeavors. This close contact with the sport kept the Jiu Jitsu “bug” alive inside Victor and he returned after a sabbatical couple of years.

When Victor Estima returned to his old academy, Charles dos Anjos had left, and Zé “Radiola” was the man in charge. Under Radiola, Victor showed that he was as gifted as his brother, conquering several competitions in his home state (in fact it was said in his interview to: martialedge.com, that he never lost a fight in Pernambuco), fighting many times as an adult when he was still in his early teens.

Victor started travelling to England to be with his brother who had moved to the European country when he was a purple belt. Braulio was instrumental to Victor Estima’s technical growth and his approach to competition which led to his black belt (awarded in 2006).

After so many trips to England, Victor decided to settle in the United Kingdom where he partnered up with his brother at Gracie Barra Midlands. In The UK, Victor also worked with a few MMA fighters, helping their grappling development, fighters such as the famed Team Rough House crew.

In 2011 after an unexpected last minute call for the world’s biggest grappling show, the ADCC, Victor proved that he belonged among the best being named as one of the most exciting fighters in the tournament (though failing to medal). A little over a month after the famous competition, Victor tried his luck once again at a major Nogi (without the use of the kimono) Jiu Jitsu tournament, the World Nogi Championship, proving again to be one of the top middleweights in the world by winning the tournament.

Victor Estima Grappling Record

29 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    7 (24%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    1 (3%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    20 (69%)
  • BY DECISION
    1 (3%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

20 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Estima lock
30
6
#86e620
Triangle
15
3
#5AD3D1
Armbar
15
3
#d1212a
Inverted triangle
15
3
#fad11b
Achilles lock
5
1
#f58822
Cross choke
5
1
#224aba
Choke
5
1
#ff9124
Ezekiel choke
5
1
#bf1f6c
Bow and arrow
5
1
20
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
19 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    11 (58%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    1 (5%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    6 (32%)
  • BY DECISION
    0 (0%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    1 (5%)

6 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
Choke
33
2
#86e620
Choke from back
33
2
#5AD3D1
Arm in ezekiel
17
1
#d1212a
Guillotine
17
1
6
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Victor Estima Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
1163Sergio MoraesSergio MoraesLArm in ezekielWorld Champ.U82kgSemi f.2008
1257Marcelo GarciaMarcelo GarciaLChokeWorld Pro.Absolute1/4 final2009
1263Tarsis HumphreysTarsis HumphreysLPts: 2x0World Pro.U88kgFinal2009
1389Romulo BarralRomulo BarralLChokeWorld Champ.U88kgSemi f.2009
1754Marcelo GarciaMarcelo GarciaLPts: 3x0World Champ.U82kg1/4 Final2011
1866Marcelo GarciaMarcelo GarciaLGuillotineADCCU771/4 Finals2011
1911Pablo PopovitchPablo PopovitchLPts: 2x0ADCCAbsolute1/4 Finals2011
2019Rodolfo VieiraRodolfo VieiraLChoke from backEuropean OpenAbsolute1/4 final2012
2053Kron GracieKron GracieLDQPan AmericanAbsolute1/4 final2012
2129Claudio CalasansClaudio CalasansLPts: 4x2Pan AmericanU82kgFinal2012
2453Claudio CalasansClaudio CalasansLPts: 4x4, AdvWorld Champ.U82kgSemi f.2012
2579Kron GracieKron GracieLPointsWorld ExpoAbsoluteSuperfight2012
2625JT TorresJT TorresDN/AMetamoris 2OpenSuperfight2013
2760Marcos SouzaMarcos SouzaLPts: 2x0World ProU82kgFinal2013
2888Claudio CalasansClaudio CalasansLPts: 8x4World Champ.U82kgSemi f.2013
3090Leandro LoLeandro LoLPointsPan AmericanAbsolute1/4 final2014
3148Leandro LoLeandro LoLPts: 5x0Pan AmericanU82kgSemi f.2014
3303Marcus AlmeidaMarcus AlmeidaLChoke from backWorld Pro.Absolute1/4 final2014
3314Leandro LoLeandro LoLN/AWorld Pro.U82kgFinal2014
3450Leandro LoLeandro LoLPts: 7x2World Champ.U82kgSemi f.2014
1161Mike FowlerMike FowlerWTriangleWorld Champ.U82kg1/4 final2008
1385Tony EduardoWArmbarWorld Champ.U88kg1/4 final2009
1680Ryan BeauregardRyan BeauregardWPointsWorld Champ.U82kgRounds2011
1694Roger RobertoWAchilles lockWorld Champ.U82kgRounds2011
1831Sanshiro NakamuraWPts: 2x0ADCCU77kgRd 12011
1906Joao AssisJoao AssisWPts: 2x0ADCCAbsolute1st2011
1953Gabriel RolloWEstima lockNo Gi WorldsU82kg1/4 final2011
1968Davi RamosDavi RamosWEstima lockNo Gi WorldsU82kgSemi f.2011
1979Thiago BaianoWEstima lockNo Gi WorldsU82kgFinal2011
1992Clark GracieClark GracieWEstima lockBritish OpenU82kgFinal2012
2013Alan FinfouAlan FinfouWTriangleEuropean OpenU82kgFinal2012
2032Evan CatheyWCross chokePan AmericanAbsoluteRd 12012
2046Leonardo IturraldeWEstima lockPan AmericanAbsoluteRd 22012
2115Jeston PagesWChokePan AmericanU82kgRd 22012
2123Marcelo MafraWEzekiel chokePan AmericanU82kg1/4 final2012
2127Kron GracieKron GracieWPts: 6x2Pan AmericanU82kgSemi f.2012
2438Alexandre SantosAlexandre SantosWBow and arrowWorld Champ.U82kgRd 22012
2448Gabriel GoulartGabriel GoulartWArmbarWorld Champ.U82kgRd 22012
2451Diego BorgesWInverted triangleWorld Champ.U82kg1/4 final2012
2886Clark GracieClark GracieWPts: 2x0World Champ.U82kg1/4 Final2013
3011Osvaldo QueixinhoWPts: 8x2Pro LeagueU82kgSemi f.2013
3013Vitor HenriqueVitor HenriqueWInverted trianglePro LeagueU82kgFinal2013
3084Abraham MarteAbraham MarteWEstima lockPan AmericanAbsoluteRd 32014
3141Sergio SilvaWPts: 12x2Pan AmericanU82kgRd12014
3147Nic NikolaisenWInverted trianglePan AmericanU82kg1/4 final2014
3425Robson LimaWArmbarWorld Champ.U82kgRounds2014
3430Marcelo MafraWAdvWorld Champ.U82kgRounds2014
3444Mat JuberaWTriangleWorld Champ.U82kgRounds2014
3448CalasansWRefree DecisionWorld Champ.U82kg1/4 Final2014

Photo on banner taken by Callum Medcraft of Jiu Jitsu Style Magazine.

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