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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

50 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    9 (18%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    3 (6%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    34 (68%)
  • BY DECISION
    4 (8%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

34 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Estima lock
32
11
#86e620
Armbar
18
6
#5AD3D1
Inverted triangle
9
3
#d1212a
Triangle
9
3
#fad11b
Bow and arrow
6
2
#f58822
Botinha
3
1
#224aba
Cross choke
3
1
#ff9124
Choke
3
1
#bf1f6c
Ezekiel
3
1
#22c9a5
Submission
3
1
#fad223
Loop choke
3
1
#03861f
RNC
3
1
#039a1f
Injury
3
1
#03b41f
Kneebar
3
1
34
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
29 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    16 (55%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    3 (10%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    8 (28%)
  • BY DECISION
    1 (3%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    1 (3%)

8 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
Choke from back
38
3
#86e620
Choke
25
2
#5AD3D1
Guillotine
13
1
#d1212a
Injury
13
1
#fad11b
Arm in ezekiel
13
1
8
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Victor Estima Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
1824Alan FinfouAlan FinfouLPts: 2x0European Open82KGSF2008
1915Sergio MoraesSergio MoraesLArm in ezekielWorld Champ.82KGSF2008
2089Marcelo GarciaMarcelo GarciaLChokeWorld Pro.ABS1/4F2009
2103Tarsis HumphreysTarsis HumphreysLPts: 2x0World Pro.88KGF2009
2133Carlos FerreiraLChoke from backPan American82KG1/4F2009
2313Romulo BarralRomulo BarralLChokeWorld Champ.88KGSF2009
3035Marcelo GarciaMarcelo GarciaLPts: 3x0World Champ.82KG1/4F2011
3163Marcelo GarciaMarcelo GarciaLGuillotineADCC77KG1/4F2011
3209Pablo PopovitchPablo PopovitchLPts: 2x0ADCCABS1/4F2011
3413Rodolfo VieiraRodolfo VieiraLChoke from backEuropean OpenABS1/4F2012
3447Kron GracieKron GracieLDQPan AmericanABS1/4F2012
3526Claudio CalasansClaudio CalasansLPts: 4x2Pan American82KGF2012
3947Claudio CalasansClaudio CalasansLPts: 4x4, AdvWorld Champ.82KGSF2012
4078Kron GracieKron GracieLPointsWorld ExpoABSSPF2012
4308JT TorresJT TorresDN/AMetamoris 2ABSSPF2013
4471Marcos SouzaMarcos SouzaLPts: 2x0World Pro82KGF2013
4483Marcos SouzaMarcos SouzaLPts: 2x0World Pro82KGF2013
4615Claudio CalasansClaudio CalasansLPts: 8x4World Champ.82KGSF2013
5093Leandro LoLeandro LoLPointsPan AmericanABS1/4F2014
5151Leandro LoLeandro LoLPts: 5x0Pan American82KGSF2014
5391Marcus AlmeidaMarcus AlmeidaLChoke from backWorld Pro.ABS1/4F2014
5413Leandro LoLeandro LoLReferee DecisionWorld Pro.82KGF2014
5577Leandro LoLeandro LoLPts: 7x2World Champ.82KGSF2014
6437Gabriel LucasGabriel LucasLAdvPan AmericanABSR22015
6522Leandro LoLeandro LoLPts: 4x2Pan American82KGSF2015
6673Felipe PenaFelipe PenaLPts: 2x0ADCC RJ88KGSF2015
6791Leandro LoLeandro LoLPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Pro85KGF2015
7112Claudio CalasansClaudio CalasansLPts: 4x2World Champ.82KGSF2015
9467Marcos TinocoMarcos TinocoLPts: 6x4World Champ.82KGR22016
9631Max GimenisMax GimenisDPts: 0x0Copa Podio86KGGP2016
9634N. MeregaliLInjuryCopa Podio86KGGP2016
1823Jonatas NovaesWN/AEuropean Open82KG1/4F2008
1903Lucas LeiteLucas LeiteWArmbarWorld Champ.82KGR12008
1913Mike FowlerMike FowlerWTriangleWorld Champ.82KG1/4F2008
2131UnknownWKneebarPan American82KG1/8F2009
2309Tony EduardoWArmbarWorld Champ.88KG1/4F2009
2961Ryan BeauregardRyan BeauregardWPointsWorld Champ.82KGRDS2011
2975Roger RobertoWBotinhaWorld Champ.82KGRDS2011
3128Sanshiro NakamuraWPts: 2x0ADCC77KGR12011
3204Joao AssisJoao AssisWPts: 2x0ADCCABSR12011
3255Gabriel RolloGabriel RolloWEstima lockNo Gi Worlds82KG1/4F2011
3271Davi RamosDavi RamosWEstima lockNo Gi Worlds82KGSF2011
3282Thiago AbreuThiago AbreuWEstima lockNo Gi Worlds82KGF2011
3369Clark GracieClark GracieWEstima lockBritish Open82KGF2012
3402Clark GracieClark GracieWArmbarEuropean Open82KGSF2012
3403Alan FinfouAlan FinfouWTriangleEuropean Open82KGF2012
3426Evan CatheyWCross chokePan AmericanABSR12012
3440Leonardo IturraldeWEstima lockPan AmericanABSR22012
3512Jeston PagesWChokePan American82KGR22012
3520Marcelo MafraWEzekielPan American82KG1/4F2012
3524Kron GracieKron GracieWPts: 6x2Pan American82KGSF2012
3931Alexandre SantosAlexandre SantosWBow and arrowWorld Champ.82KGR22012
3940Gabriel GoulartGabriel GoulartWArmbarWorld Champ.82KG1/8F2012
3945Diego BorgesDiego BorgesWInverted triangleWorld Champ.82KG1/4F2012
4482Claudio CalasansClaudio CalasansWBow and arrowWorld Pro82KGSF2013
4613Clark GracieClark GracieWPts: 2x0World Champ.82KG1/4F2013
4943Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoWPts: 8x2IBJJF Pro League82KGSF2013
4945Vitor OliveiraVitor OliveiraWInverted triangleIBJJF Pro League82KGF2013
5087Abraham MarteAbraham MarteWEstima lockPan AmericanABSR32014
5144Sergio SilvaWPts: 12x2Pan American82KGR12014
5150Nic NikolaisenWInverted trianglePan American82KG1/4F2014
5412Marcos SouzaMarcos SouzaWSubmissionWorld Pro.82KGSF2014
5552Robson LimaWArmbarWorld Champ.82KGRDS2014
5557Marcelo MafraWAdvWorld Champ.82KGRDS2014
5571Mat JuberaWTriangleWorld Champ.82KGRDS2014
5575CalasansWReferee DecisionWorld Champ.82KG1/4F2014
6502Stefano CorreaWEstima lockPan American82KGR12015
6515Gleidson CurtisWLoop chokePan American82KGR32015
6519Vinicius MarinhoVinicius MarinhoWReferee DecisionPan American82KG1/4F2015
6667Julian JabbaWRNCADCC RJ88KGR12015
6671Felipe FigueiredoWEstima lockADCC RJ88KG1/4F2015
6772Thiago BragaWEstima lockWorld Pro85KGR12015
6781Yazan TamimiWInjuryWorld Pro85KGR22015
6785Claudio CalasansClaudio CalasansWPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Pro85KG1/4F2015
6789Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusWReferee DecisionWorld Pro85KGSF2015
7101Tanner RiceTanner RiceWEstima lockWorld Champ.82KG1/8F2015
7111Murilo SantanaMurilo SantanaWReferee DecisionWorld Champ.82KG1/4F2015
8724Arturo SalasWPts: 0x0, AdvLondon Grand Slam85KG1/4F2016
9598AP GilWEstima lockBritish National82KGF2016
9601Reid RealeWArmbarBritish NationalABSSF2016
9603Jackson SousaJackson SousaWPts: 2x0British NationalABSF2016

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

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