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

39 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    7 (18%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    2 (5%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    27 (69%)
  • BY DECISION
    3 (8%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

27 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Estima lock
33
9
#86e620
Armbar
15
4
#5AD3D1
Triangle
11
3
#d1212a
Inverted triangle
11
3
#fad11b
Mata leao
4
1
#f58822
Loop choke
4
1
#224aba
Bow and arrow
4
1
#ff9124
Ezekiel
4
1
#bf1f6c
Choke
4
1
#22c9a5
Cross choke
4
1
#fad223
Botinha
4
1
#03861f
Injury
4
1
27
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
23 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    12 (52%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    3 (13%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    6 (26%)
  • BY DECISION
    1 (4%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    1 (4%)

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
1586Sergio MoraesSergio MoraesLArm in ezekielWorld Champ.82KGSF2008
1729Marcelo GarciaMarcelo GarciaLChokeWorld Pro.ABS1/4F2009
1743Tarsis HumphreysTarsis HumphreysLPts: 2x0World Pro.88KGF2009
1877Romulo BarralRomulo BarralLChokeWorld Champ.88KGSF2009
2359Marcelo GarciaMarcelo GarciaLPts: 3x0World Champ.82KG1/4F2011
2476Marcelo GarciaMarcelo GarciaLGuillotineADCC77KG1/4F2011
2521Pablo PopovitchPablo PopovitchLPts: 2x0ADCCABS1/4F2011
2655Rodolfo VieiraRodolfo VieiraLChoke from backEuropean OpenABS1/4F2012
2689Kron GracieKron GracieLDQPan AmericanABS1/4F2012
2766Claudio CalasansClaudio CalasansLPts: 4x2Pan American82KGF2012
3106Claudio CalasansClaudio CalasansLPts: 4x4, AdvWorld Champ.82KGSF2012
3236Kron GracieKron GracieLPointsWorld ExpoABSSUPERF2012
3344JT TorresJT TorresDN/AMetamoris 2ABSSUPERF2013
3489Marcos SouzaMarcos SouzaLPts: 2x0World Pro82KGF2013
3618Claudio CalasansClaudio CalasansLPts: 8x4World Champ.82KGSF2013
3993Leandro LoLeandro LoLPointsPan AmericanABS1/4F2014
4051Leandro LoLeandro LoLPts: 5x0Pan American82KGSF2014
4232Marcus AlmeidaMarcus AlmeidaLChoke from backWorld Pro.ABS1/4F2014
4243Leandro LoLeandro LoLReferee DecisionWorld Pro.82KGF2014
4384Leandro LoLeandro LoLPts: 7x2World Champ.82KGSF2014
5094Gabriel LucasGabriel LucasLAdvPan AmericanABSRD22015
5182Leandro LoLeandro LoLPts: 4x2Pan American82KGSF2015
5331Felipe PenaFelipe PenaLPts: 2x0ADCC RJ88KGSF2015
5427Leandro LoLeandro LoLPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Pro85KGF2015
1574Lucas LeiteLucas LeiteWArmbarWorld Champ.82KGRD12008
1584Mike FowlerMike FowlerWTriangleWorld Champ.82KG1/4F2008
1873Tony EduardoWArmbarWorld Champ.88KG1/4F2009
2285Ryan BeauregardRyan BeauregardWPointsWorld Champ.82KGRDS2011
2299Roger RobertoWBotinhaWorld Champ.82KGRDS2011
2441Sanshiro NakamuraWPts: 2x0ADCC77KGRD12011
2516Joao AssisJoao AssisWPts: 2x0ADCCABSRD12011
2563Gabriel RolloGabriel RolloWEstima lockNo Gi Worlds82KG1/4F2011
2578Davi RamosDavi RamosWEstima lockNo Gi Worlds82KGSF2011
2589Thiago BaianoWEstima lockNo Gi Worlds82KGF2011
2626Clark GracieClark GracieWEstima lockBritish Open82KGF2012
2649Alan FinfouAlan FinfouWTriangleEuropean Open82KGF2012
2668Evan CatheyWCross chokePan AmericanABSRD12012
2682Leonardo IturraldeWEstima lockPan AmericanABSRD22012
2752Jeston PagesWChokePan American82KGRD22012
2760Marcelo MafraWEzekielPan American82KG1/4F2012
2764Kron GracieKron GracieWPts: 6x2Pan American82KGSF2012
3091Alexandre SantosAlexandre SantosWBow and arrowWorld Champ.82KGRD22012
3101Gabriel GoulartGabriel GoulartWArmbarWorld Champ.82KGRD22012
3104Diego BorgesWInverted triangleWorld Champ.82KG1/4F2012
3616Clark GracieClark GracieWPts: 2x0World Champ.82KG1/4F2013
3890Osvaldo QueixinhoWPts: 8x2Pro League82KGSF2013
3892Vitor OliveiraVitor OliveiraWInverted trianglePro League82KGF2013
3987Abraham MarteAbraham MarteWEstima lockPan AmericanABSRD32014
4044Sergio SilvaWPts: 12x2Pan American82KGRD12014
4050Nic NikolaisenWInverted trianglePan American82KG1/4F2014
4359Robson LimaWArmbarWorld Champ.82KGRDS2014
4364Marcelo MafraWAdvWorld Champ.82KGRDS2014
4378Mat JuberaWTriangleWorld Champ.82KGRDS2014
4382CalasansWReferee DecisionWorld Champ.82KG1/4F2014
5161Stefano CorreaWEstima lockPan American82KGRD12015
5175Gleidson CurtisWLoop chokePan American82KGRD32015
5179Vinicius MarinhoVinicius MarinhoWReferee DecisionPan American82KG1/4F2015
5325Julian JabbaWMata leaoADCC RJ88KGRD12015
5329Felipe FigueiredoWEstima lockADCC RJ88KG1/4F2015
5409Thiago BragaWEstima lockWorld Pro85KGRD12015
5417Yazan TamimiWInjuryWorld Pro85KGRD22015
5421Claudio CalasansClaudio CalasansWPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Pro85KG1/4F2015
5425Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusWReferee DecisionWorld Pro85KGSF2015

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

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