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. > Helio Gracie > Carlos Gracie Junior > Victor Estima

Main Achievements:

  • Nogi World Champion (2011)
  • European Open Champion (2012)
  • World Championship 2nd Place (2003 blue, 2005 purple absolute)
  • Abu Dhabi World Pro 2nd Place Medallist (2009, 2015)
  • World Championship 3rd Place (2008, 2009, 2013, 2014)
  • European Open 3rd Place (2008 weight & absolute, 2011 black)

Favourite Technique/Position: Estima Lock, Inverted Triangle

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

Team/Association: Gracie Barra

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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

44 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    7 (16%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    2 (5%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    31 (70%)
  • BY DECISION
    4 (9%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

31 SUBMISSIONS WINS

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Estima lock
32
10
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Armbar
13
4
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Triangle
10
3
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Inverted triangle
10
3
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Bow and arrow
6
2
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Mata leao
3
1
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Injury
3
1
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Kneebar
3
1
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Botinha
3
1
#22c9a5
Cross choke
3
1
#fad223
Choke
3
1
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Ezekiel
3
1
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Submission
3
1
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Loop choke
3
1
31
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
26 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    14 (54%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    3 (12%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    7 (27%)
  • BY DECISION
    1 (4%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    1 (4%)

7 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

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Choke from back
43
3
#86e620
Choke
29
2
#5AD3D1
Arm in ezekiel
14
1
#d1212a
Guillotine
14
1
7
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Victor Estima Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
1761Sergio MoraesSergio MoraesLArm in ezekielWorld Champ.82KGSF2008
1923Marcelo GarciaMarcelo GarciaLChokeWorld Pro.ABS1/4F2009
1937Tarsis HumphreysTarsis HumphreysLPts: 2x0World Pro.88KGF2009
1967Carlos FerreiraLChoke from backPan American82KG1/4F2009
2128Romulo BarralRomulo BarralLChokeWorld Champ.88KGSF2009
2783Marcelo GarciaMarcelo GarciaLPts: 3x0World Champ.82KG1/4F2011
2907Marcelo GarciaMarcelo GarciaLGuillotineADCC77KG1/4F2011
2953Pablo PopovitchPablo PopovitchLPts: 2x0ADCCABS1/4F2011
3140Rodolfo VieiraRodolfo VieiraLChoke from backEuropean OpenABS1/4F2012
3174Kron GracieKron GracieLDQPan AmericanABS1/4F2012
3253Claudio CalasansClaudio CalasansLPts: 4x2Pan American82KGF2012
3666Claudio CalasansClaudio CalasansLPts: 4x4, AdvWorld Champ.82KGSF2012
3797Kron GracieKron GracieLPointsWorld ExpoABSSPF2012
3998JT TorresJT TorresDN/AMetamoris 2ABSSPF2013
4158Marcos SouzaMarcos SouzaLPts: 2x0World Pro82KGF2013
4170Marcos SouzaMarcos SouzaLPts: 2x0World Pro82KGF2013
4302Claudio CalasansClaudio CalasansLPts: 8x4World Champ.82KGSF2013
4732Leandro LoLeandro LoLPointsPan AmericanABS1/4F2014
4790Leandro LoLeandro LoLPts: 5x0Pan American82KGSF2014
5017Marcus AlmeidaMarcus AlmeidaLChoke from backWorld Pro.ABS1/4F2014
5038Leandro LoLeandro LoLReferee DecisionWorld Pro.82KGF2014
5195Leandro LoLeandro LoLPts: 7x2World Champ.82KGSF2014
5972Gabriel LucasGabriel LucasLAdvPan AmericanABSR22015
6058Leandro LoLeandro LoLPts: 4x2Pan American82KGSF2015
6209Felipe PenaFelipe PenaLPts: 2x0ADCC RJ88KGSF2015
6312Leandro LoLeandro LoLPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Pro85KGF2015
6610Claudio CalasansClaudio CalasansLPts: 4x2World Champ.82KGSF2015
1749Lucas LeiteLucas LeiteWArmbarWorld Champ.82KGR12008
1759Mike FowlerMike FowlerWTriangleWorld Champ.82KG1/4F2008
1965UnknownWKneebarPan American82KG1/8F2009
2124Tony EduardoWArmbarWorld Champ.88KG1/4F2009
2709Ryan BeauregardRyan BeauregardWPointsWorld Champ.82KGRDS2011
2723Roger RobertoWBotinhaWorld Champ.82KGRDS2011
2872Sanshiro NakamuraWPts: 2x0ADCC77KGR12011
2948Joao AssisJoao AssisWPts: 2x0ADCCABSR12011
2999Gabriel RolloGabriel RolloWEstima lockNo Gi Worlds82KG1/4F2011
3015Davi RamosDavi RamosWEstima lockNo Gi Worlds82KGSF2011
3026Thiago AbreuThiago AbreuWEstima lockNo Gi Worlds82KGF2011
3102Clark GracieClark GracieWEstima lockBritish Open82KGF2012
3134Alan FinfouAlan FinfouWTriangleEuropean Open82KGF2012
3153Evan CatheyWCross chokePan AmericanABSR12012
3167Leonardo IturraldeWEstima lockPan AmericanABSR22012
3239Jeston PagesWChokePan American82KGR22012
3247Marcelo MafraWEzekielPan American82KG1/4F2012
3251Kron GracieKron GracieWPts: 6x2Pan American82KGSF2012
3650Alexandre SantosAlexandre SantosWBow and arrowWorld Champ.82KGR22012
3659Gabriel GoulartGabriel GoulartWArmbarWorld Champ.82KG1/8F2012
3664Diego BorgesDiego BorgesWInverted triangleWorld Champ.82KG1/4F2012
4169Claudio CalasansClaudio CalasansWBow and arrowWorld Pro82KGSF2013
4300Clark GracieClark GracieWPts: 2x0World Champ.82KG1/4F2013
4601Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoWPts: 8x2Pro League82KGSF2013
4603Vitor OliveiraVitor OliveiraWInverted trianglePro League82KGF2013
4726Abraham MarteAbraham MarteWEstima lockPan AmericanABSR32014
4783Sergio SilvaWPts: 12x2Pan American82KGR12014
4789Nic NikolaisenWInverted trianglePan American82KG1/4F2014
5037Marcos SouzaMarcos SouzaWSubmissionWorld Pro.82KGSF2014
5170Robson LimaWArmbarWorld Champ.82KGRDS2014
5175Marcelo MafraWAdvWorld Champ.82KGRDS2014
5189Mat JuberaWTriangleWorld Champ.82KGRDS2014
5193CalasansWReferee DecisionWorld Champ.82KG1/4F2014
6037Stefano CorreaWEstima lockPan American82KGR12015
6051Gleidson CurtisWLoop chokePan American82KGR32015
6055Vinicius MarinhoVinicius MarinhoWReferee DecisionPan American82KG1/4F2015
6203Julian JabbaWMata leaoADCC RJ88KGR12015
6207Felipe FigueiredoWEstima lockADCC RJ88KG1/4F2015
6293Thiago BragaWEstima lockWorld Pro85KGR12015
6302Yazan TamimiWInjuryWorld Pro85KGR22015
6306Claudio CalasansClaudio CalasansWPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Pro85KG1/4F2015
6310Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusWReferee DecisionWorld Pro85KGSF2015
6599Tanner RiceTanner RiceWEstima lockWorld Champ.82KG1/8F2015
6609Murilo SantanaMurilo SantanaWReferee DecisionWorld Champ.82KG1/4F2015

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