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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

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

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
Triangle
9
3
#d1212a
Inverted triangle
9
3
#fad11b
Bow and arrow
6
2
#f58822
Injury
3
1
#224aba
Kneebar
3
1
#ff9124
Botinha
3
1
#bf1f6c
Cross choke
3
1
#22c9a5
Choke
3
1
#fad223
Ezekiel
3
1
#03861f
Submission
3
1
#039a1f
Loop choke
3
1
#03b41f
RNC
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
Arm in ezekiel
13
1
#d1212a
Guillotine
13
1
#fad11b
Injury
13
1
8
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Victor Estima Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
1828Alan FinfouAlan FinfouLPts: 2x0European Open82KGSF2008
1919Sergio MoraesSergio MoraesLArm in ezekielWorld Champ.82KGSF2008
2093Marcelo GarciaMarcelo GarciaLChokeWorld Pro.ABS1/4F2009
2107Tarsis HumphreysTarsis HumphreysLPts: 2x0World Pro.88KGF2009
2137Carlos FerreiraLChoke from backPan American82KG1/4F2009
2317Romulo BarralRomulo BarralLChokeWorld Champ.88KGSF2009
3039Marcelo GarciaMarcelo GarciaLPts: 3x0World Champ.82KG1/4F2011
3167Marcelo GarciaMarcelo GarciaLGuillotineADCC77KG1/4F2011
3213Pablo PopovitchPablo PopovitchLPts: 2x0ADCCABS1/4F2011
3417Rodolfo VieiraRodolfo VieiraLChoke from backEuropean OpenABS1/4F2012
3451Kron GracieKron GracieLDQPan AmericanABS1/4F2012
3530Claudio CalasansClaudio CalasansLPts: 4x2Pan American82KGF2012
3951Claudio CalasansClaudio CalasansLPts: 4x4, AdvWorld Champ.82KGSF2012
4082Kron GracieKron GracieLPointsWorld ExpoABSSPF2012
4313JT TorresJT TorresDN/AMetamoris 2ABSSPF2013
4476Marcos SouzaMarcos SouzaLPts: 2x0World Pro82KGF2013
4488Marcos SouzaMarcos SouzaLPts: 2x0World Pro82KGF2013
4620Claudio CalasansClaudio CalasansLPts: 8x4World Champ.82KGSF2013
5098Leandro LoLeandro LoLPointsPan AmericanABS1/4F2014
5156Leandro LoLeandro LoLPts: 5x0Pan American82KGSF2014
5396Marcus AlmeidaMarcus AlmeidaLChoke from backWorld Pro.ABS1/4F2014
5418Leandro LoLeandro LoLReferee DecisionWorld Pro.82KGF2014
5582Leandro LoLeandro LoLPts: 7x2World Champ.82KGSF2014
6441Gabriel LucasGabriel LucasLAdvPan AmericanABSR22015
6526Leandro LoLeandro LoLPts: 4x2Pan American82KGSF2015
6677Felipe PenaFelipe PenaLPts: 2x0ADCC RJ88KGSF2015
6802Leandro LoLeandro LoLPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Pro85KGF2015
7124Claudio CalasansClaudio CalasansLPts: 4x2World Champ.82KGSF2015
9496Marcos TinocoMarcos TinocoLPts: 6x4World Champ.82KGR22016
9663Max GimenisMax GimenisDPts: 0x0Copa Podio86KGGP2016
9666N. MeregaliLInjuryCopa Podio86KGGP2016
1827Jonatas NovaesWN/AEuropean Open82KG1/4F2008
1907Lucas LeiteLucas LeiteWArmbarWorld Champ.82KGR12008
1917Mike FowlerMike FowlerWTriangleWorld Champ.82KG1/4F2008
2135UnknownWKneebarPan American82KG1/8F2009
2313Tony EduardoWArmbarWorld Champ.88KG1/4F2009
2965Ryan BeauregardRyan BeauregardWPointsWorld Champ.82KGRDS2011
2979Roger RobertoWBotinhaWorld Champ.82KGRDS2011
3132Sanshiro NakamuraWPts: 2x0ADCC77KGR12011
3208Joao AssisJoao AssisWPts: 2x0ADCCABSR12011
3259Gabriel RolloGabriel RolloWEstima lockNo Gi Worlds82KG1/4F2011
3275Davi RamosDavi RamosWEstima lockNo Gi Worlds82KGSF2011
3286Thiago AbreuThiago AbreuWEstima lockNo Gi Worlds82KGF2011
3373Clark GracieClark GracieWEstima lockBritish Open82KGF2012
3406Clark GracieClark GracieWArmbarEuropean Open82KGSF2012
3407Alan FinfouAlan FinfouWTriangleEuropean Open82KGF2012
3430Evan CatheyWCross chokePan AmericanABSR12012
3444Leonardo IturraldeWEstima lockPan AmericanABSR22012
3516Jeston PagesWChokePan American82KGR22012
3524Marcelo MafraWEzekielPan American82KG1/4F2012
3528Kron GracieKron GracieWPts: 6x2Pan American82KGSF2012
3935Alexandre SantosAlexandre SantosWBow and arrowWorld Champ.82KGR22012
3944Gabriel GoulartGabriel GoulartWArmbarWorld Champ.82KG1/8F2012
3949Diego BorgesDiego BorgesWInverted triangleWorld Champ.82KG1/4F2012
4487Claudio CalasansClaudio CalasansWBow and arrowWorld Pro82KGSF2013
4618Clark GracieClark GracieWPts: 2x0World Champ.82KG1/4F2013
4948Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoWPts: 8x2IBJJF Pro League82KGSF2013
4950Vitor OliveiraVitor OliveiraWInverted triangleIBJJF Pro League82KGF2013
5092Abraham MarteAbraham MarteWEstima lockPan AmericanABSR32014
5149Sergio SilvaWPts: 12x2Pan American82KGR12014
5155Nic NikolaisenWInverted trianglePan American82KG1/4F2014
5417Marcos SouzaMarcos SouzaWSubmissionWorld Pro.82KGSF2014
5557Robson LimaWArmbarWorld Champ.82KGRDS2014
5562Marcelo MafraWAdvWorld Champ.82KGRDS2014
5576Mat JuberaWTriangleWorld Champ.82KGRDS2014
5580CalasansWReferee DecisionWorld Champ.82KG1/4F2014
6506Stefano CorreaWEstima lockPan American82KGR12015
6519Gleidson CurtisWLoop chokePan American82KGR32015
6523Vinicius MarinhoVinicius MarinhoWReferee DecisionPan American82KG1/4F2015
6671Julian JabbaWRNCADCC RJ88KGR12015
6675Felipe FigueiredoWEstima lockADCC RJ88KG1/4F2015
6783Thiago BragaWEstima lockWorld Pro85KGR12015
6792Yazan TamimiWInjuryWorld Pro85KGR22015
6796Claudio CalasansClaudio CalasansWPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Pro85KG1/4F2015
6800Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusWReferee DecisionWorld Pro85KGSF2015
7113Tanner RiceTanner RiceWEstima lockWorld Champ.82KG1/8F2015
7123Murilo SantanaMurilo SantanaWReferee DecisionWorld Champ.82KG1/4F2015
8752Arturo SalasWPts: 0x0, AdvLondon Grand Slam85KG1/4F2016
9627AP GilWEstima lockBritish National82KGF2016
9632Reid RealeWArmbarBritish NationalABSSF2016
9634Jackson SousaJackson SousaWPts: 2x0British NationalABSF2016

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

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