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

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

31 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    7 (23%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    1 (3%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    22 (71%)
  • BY DECISION
    1 (3%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

22 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Estima lock
27
6
#86e620
Armbar
18
4
#5AD3D1
Triangle
14
3
#d1212a
Inverted triangle
14
3
#fad11b
Bow and arrow
5
1
#f58822
Ezekiel
5
1
#224aba
Choke
5
1
#ff9124
Cross choke
5
1
#bf1f6c
Botinha
5
1
#22c9a5
Loop choke
5
1
22
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
21 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    12 (57%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    2 (10%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    6 (29%)
  • 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
1468Sergio MoraesSergio MoraesLArm in ezekielWorld Champ.82KGSF2008
1574Marcelo GarciaMarcelo GarciaLChokeWorld Pro.ABS1/4F2009
1580Tarsis HumphreysTarsis HumphreysLPts: 2x0World Pro.88KGF2009
1714Romulo BarralRomulo BarralLChokeWorld Champ.88KGSF2009
2196Marcelo GarciaMarcelo GarciaLPts: 3x0World Champ.82KG1/4F2011
2313Marcelo GarciaMarcelo GarciaLGuillotineADCC77KG1/4F2011
2358Pablo PopovitchPablo PopovitchLPts: 2x0ADCCABS1/4F2011
2487Rodolfo VieiraRodolfo VieiraLChoke from backEuropean OpenABS1/4F2012
2521Kron GracieKron GracieLDQPan AmericanABS1/4F2012
2598Claudio CalasansClaudio CalasansLPts: 4x2Pan American82KGF2012
2935Claudio CalasansClaudio CalasansLPts: 4x4, AdvWorld Champ.82KGSF2012
3065Kron GracieKron GracieLPointsWorld ExpoABSSUPERF2012
3173JT TorresJT TorresDN/AMetamoris 2ABSSUPERF2013
3318Marcos SouzaMarcos SouzaLPts: 2x0World Pro82KGF2013
3447Claudio CalasansClaudio CalasansLPts: 8x4World Champ.82KGSF2013
3808Leandro LoLeandro LoLPointsPan AmericanABS1/4F2014
3866Leandro LoLeandro LoLPts: 5x0Pan American82KGSF2014
4041Marcus AlmeidaMarcus AlmeidaLChoke from backWorld Pro.ABS1/4F2014
4052Leandro LoLeandro LoLN/AWorld Pro.82KGF2014
4189Leandro LoLeandro LoLPts: 7x2World Champ.82KGSF2014
4883Gabriel LucasGabriel LucasLAdvPan AmericanABSRD22015
4971Leandro LoLeandro LoLPts: 4x2Pan American82KGSF2015
1456Lucas LeiteLucas LeiteWArmbarWorld Champ.82KGRD12008
1466Mike FowlerMike FowlerWTriangleWorld Champ.82KG1/4F2008
1710Tony EduardoWArmbarWorld Champ.88KG1/4F2009
2122Ryan BeauregardRyan BeauregardWPointsWorld Champ.82KGRDS2011
2136Roger RobertoWBotinhaWorld Champ.82KGRDS2011
2278Sanshiro NakamuraWPts: 2x0ADCC77KGRD12011
2353Joao AssisJoao AssisWPts: 2x0ADCCABSRD12011
2400Gabriel RolloWEstima lockNo Gi Worlds82KG1/4F2011
2415Davi RamosDavi RamosWEstima lockNo Gi Worlds82KGSF2011
2426Thiago BaianoWEstima lockNo Gi Worlds82KGF2011
2458Clark GracieClark GracieWEstima lockBritish Open82KGF2012
2481Alan FinfouAlan FinfouWTriangleEuropean Open82KGF2012
2500Evan CatheyWCross chokePan AmericanABSRD12012
2514Leonardo IturraldeWEstima lockPan AmericanABSRD22012
2584Jeston PagesWChokePan American82KGRD22012
2592Marcelo MafraWEzekielPan American82KG1/4F2012
2596Kron GracieKron GracieWPts: 6x2Pan American82KGSF2012
2920Alexandre SantosAlexandre SantosWBow and arrowWorld Champ.82KGRD22012
2930Gabriel GoulartGabriel GoulartWArmbarWorld Champ.82KGRD22012
2933Diego BorgesWInverted triangleWorld Champ.82KG1/4F2012
3445Clark GracieClark GracieWPts: 2x0World Champ.82KG1/4F2013
3705Osvaldo QueixinhoWPts: 8x2Pro League82KGSF2013
3707Vitor OliveiraVitor OliveiraWInverted trianglePro League82KGF2013
3802Abraham MarteAbraham MarteWEstima lockPan AmericanABSRD32014
3859Sergio SilvaWPts: 12x2Pan American82KGRd12014
3865Nic NikolaisenWInverted trianglePan American82KG1/4F2014
4164Robson LimaWArmbarWorld Champ.82KGRDS2014
4169Marcelo MafraWAdvWorld Champ.82KGRDS2014
4183Mat JuberaWTriangleWorld Champ.82KGRDS2014
4187CalasansWRefree DecisionWorld Champ.82KG1/4F2014
4964Gleidson CurtisWLoop chokePan American82KGRD32015

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

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