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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. > 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

42 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    7 (17%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    2 (5%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    29 (69%)
  • BY DECISION
    4 (10%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

29 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Estima lock
34
10
#86e620
Armbar
14
4
#5AD3D1
Triangle
10
3
#d1212a
Inverted triangle
10
3
#fad11b
Botinha
3
1
#f58822
Cross choke
3
1
#224aba
Choke
3
1
#ff9124
Ezekiel
3
1
#bf1f6c
Bow and arrow
3
1
#22c9a5
Submission
3
1
#fad223
Loop choke
3
1
#03861f
Mata leao
3
1
#039a1f
Injury
3
1
29
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
24 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    13 (54%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    3 (13%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    6 (25%)
  • 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
1670Sergio MoraesSergio MoraesLArm in ezekielWorld Champ.82KGSF2008
1813Marcelo GarciaMarcelo GarciaLChokeWorld Pro.ABS1/4F2009
1827Tarsis HumphreysTarsis HumphreysLPts: 2x0World Pro.88KGF2009
1963Romulo BarralRomulo BarralLChokeWorld Champ.88KGSF2009
2553Marcelo GarciaMarcelo GarciaLPts: 3x0World Champ.82KG1/4F2011
2674Marcelo GarciaMarcelo GarciaLGuillotineADCC77KG1/4F2011
2720Pablo PopovitchPablo PopovitchLPts: 2x0ADCCABS1/4F2011
2861Rodolfo VieiraRodolfo VieiraLChoke from backEuropean OpenABS1/4F2012
2895Kron GracieKron GracieLDQPan AmericanABS1/4F2012
2974Claudio CalasansClaudio CalasansLPts: 4x2Pan American82KGF2012
3348Claudio CalasansClaudio CalasansLPts: 4x4, AdvWorld Champ.82KGSF2012
3478Kron GracieKron GracieLPointsWorld ExpoABSSUPERF2012
3604JT TorresJT TorresDN/AMetamoris 2ABSSUPERF2013
3758Marcos SouzaMarcos SouzaLPts: 2x0World Pro82KGF2013
3891Claudio CalasansClaudio CalasansLPts: 8x4World Champ.82KGSF2013
4303Leandro LoLeandro LoLPointsPan AmericanABS1/4F2014
4361Leandro LoLeandro LoLPts: 5x0Pan American82KGSF2014
4558Marcus AlmeidaMarcus AlmeidaLChoke from backWorld Pro.ABS1/4F2014
4579Leandro LoLeandro LoLReferee DecisionWorld Pro.82KGF2014
4736Leandro LoLeandro LoLPts: 7x2World Champ.82KGSF2014
5464Gabriel LucasGabriel LucasLAdvPan AmericanABSRD22015
5551Leandro LoLeandro LoLPts: 4x2Pan American82KGSF2015
5700Felipe PenaFelipe PenaLPts: 2x0ADCC RJ88KGSF2015
5796Leandro LoLeandro LoLPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Pro85KGF2015
6084Claudio CalasansClaudio CalasansLPts: 4x2World Champ.82KGSF2015
1658Lucas LeiteLucas LeiteWArmbarWorld Champ.82KGRD12008
1668Mike FowlerMike FowlerWTriangleWorld Champ.82KG1/4F2008
1959Tony EduardoWArmbarWorld Champ.88KG1/4F2009
2479Ryan BeauregardRyan BeauregardWPointsWorld Champ.82KGRDS2011
2493Roger RobertoWBotinhaWorld Champ.82KGRDS2011
2639Sanshiro NakamuraWPts: 2x0ADCC77KGRD12011
2715Joao AssisJoao AssisWPts: 2x0ADCCABSRD12011
2762Gabriel RolloGabriel RolloWEstima lockNo Gi Worlds82KG1/4F2011
2777Davi RamosDavi RamosWEstima lockNo Gi Worlds82KGSF2011
2788Thiago BaianoWEstima lockNo Gi Worlds82KGF2011
2830Clark GracieClark GracieWEstima lockBritish Open82KGF2012
2855Alan FinfouAlan FinfouWTriangleEuropean Open82KGF2012
2874Evan CatheyWCross chokePan AmericanABSRD12012
2888Leonardo IturraldeWEstima lockPan AmericanABSRD22012
2960Jeston PagesWChokePan American82KGRD22012
2968Marcelo MafraWEzekielPan American82KG1/4F2012
2972Kron GracieKron GracieWPts: 6x2Pan American82KGSF2012
3332Alexandre SantosAlexandre SantosWBow and arrowWorld Champ.82KGRD22012
3341Gabriel GoulartGabriel GoulartWArmbarWorld Champ.82KG1/8F2012
3346Diego BorgesWInverted triangleWorld Champ.82KG1/4F2012
3889Clark GracieClark GracieWPts: 2x0World Champ.82KG1/4F2013
4187Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoWPts: 8x2Pro League82KGSF2013
4189Vitor OliveiraVitor OliveiraWInverted trianglePro League82KGF2013
4297Abraham MarteAbraham MarteWEstima lockPan AmericanABSRD32014
4354Sergio SilvaWPts: 12x2Pan American82KGRD12014
4360Nic NikolaisenWInverted trianglePan American82KG1/4F2014
4578Marcos SouzaMarcos SouzaWSubmissionWorld Pro.82KGSF2014
4711Robson LimaWArmbarWorld Champ.82KGRDS2014
4716Marcelo MafraWAdvWorld Champ.82KGRDS2014
4730Mat JuberaWTriangleWorld Champ.82KGRDS2014
4734CalasansWReferee DecisionWorld Champ.82KG1/4F2014
5530Stefano CorreaWEstima lockPan American82KGRD12015
5544Gleidson CurtisWLoop chokePan American82KGRD32015
5548Vinicius MarinhoVinicius MarinhoWReferee DecisionPan American82KG1/4F2015
5694Julian JabbaWMata leaoADCC RJ88KGRD12015
5698Felipe FigueiredoWEstima lockADCC RJ88KG1/4F2015
5778Thiago BragaWEstima lockWorld Pro85KGRD12015
5786Yazan TamimiWInjuryWorld Pro85KGRD22015
5790Claudio CalasansClaudio CalasansWPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Pro85KG1/4F2015
5794Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusWReferee DecisionWorld Pro85KGSF2015
6073Tanner RiceWEstima lockWorld Champ.82KG1/8F2015
6083Murilo SantanaMurilo SantanaWReferee DecisionWorld Champ.82KG1/4F2015

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

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