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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
Triangle
9
3
#d1212a
Inverted triangle
9
3
#fad11b
Bow and arrow
6
2
#f58822
Loop choke
3
1
#224aba
RNC
3
1
#ff9124
Injury
3
1
#bf1f6c
Kneebar
3
1
#22c9a5
Botinha
3
1
#fad223
Cross choke
3
1
#03861f
Choke
3
1
#039a1f
Ezekiel
3
1
#03b41f
Submission
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
1813Alan FinfouAlan FinfouLPts: 2x0European Open82KGSF2008
1904Sergio MoraesSergio MoraesLArm in ezekielWorld Champ.82KGSF2008
2075Marcelo GarciaMarcelo GarciaLChokeWorld Pro.ABS1/4F2009
2089Tarsis HumphreysTarsis HumphreysLPts: 2x0World Pro.88KGF2009
2119Carlos FerreiraLChoke from backPan American82KG1/4F2009
2295Romulo BarralRomulo BarralLChokeWorld Champ.88KGSF2009
3009Marcelo GarciaMarcelo GarciaLPts: 3x0World Champ.82KG1/4F2011
3133Marcelo GarciaMarcelo GarciaLGuillotineADCC77KG1/4F2011
3179Pablo PopovitchPablo PopovitchLPts: 2x0ADCCABS1/4F2011
3380Rodolfo VieiraRodolfo VieiraLChoke from backEuropean OpenABS1/4F2012
3414Kron GracieKron GracieLDQPan AmericanABS1/4F2012
3493Claudio CalasansClaudio CalasansLPts: 4x2Pan American82KGF2012
3914Claudio CalasansClaudio CalasansLPts: 4x4, AdvWorld Champ.82KGSF2012
4045Kron GracieKron GracieLPointsWorld ExpoABSSPF2012
4268JT TorresJT TorresDN/AMetamoris 2ABSSPF2013
4431Marcos SouzaMarcos SouzaLPts: 2x0World Pro82KGF2013
4443Marcos SouzaMarcos SouzaLPts: 2x0World Pro82KGF2013
4575Claudio CalasansClaudio CalasansLPts: 8x4World Champ.82KGSF2013
5051Leandro LoLeandro LoLPointsPan AmericanABS1/4F2014
5109Leandro LoLeandro LoLPts: 5x0Pan American82KGSF2014
5349Marcus AlmeidaMarcus AlmeidaLChoke from backWorld Pro.ABS1/4F2014
5371Leandro LoLeandro LoLReferee DecisionWorld Pro.82KGF2014
5531Leandro LoLeandro LoLPts: 7x2World Champ.82KGSF2014
6369Gabriel LucasGabriel LucasLAdvPan AmericanABSR22015
6454Leandro LoLeandro LoLPts: 4x2Pan American82KGSF2015
6605Felipe PenaFelipe PenaLPts: 2x0ADCC RJ88KGSF2015
6718Leandro LoLeandro LoLPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Pro85KGF2015
7036Claudio CalasansClaudio CalasansLPts: 4x2World Champ.82KGSF2015
9363Marcos TinocoMarcos TinocoLPts: 6x4World Champ.82KGR22016
9527Max GimenisMax GimenisDPts: 0x0Copa Podio86KGGP2016
9530N. MeregaliLInjuryCopa Podio86KGGP2016
1812Jonatas NovaesWN/AEuropean Open82KG1/4F2008
1892Lucas LeiteLucas LeiteWArmbarWorld Champ.82KGR12008
1902Mike FowlerMike FowlerWTriangleWorld Champ.82KG1/4F2008
2117UnknownWKneebarPan American82KG1/8F2009
2291Tony EduardoWArmbarWorld Champ.88KG1/4F2009
2935Ryan BeauregardRyan BeauregardWPointsWorld Champ.82KGRDS2011
2949Roger RobertoWBotinhaWorld Champ.82KGRDS2011
3098Sanshiro NakamuraWPts: 2x0ADCC77KGR12011
3174Joao AssisJoao AssisWPts: 2x0ADCCABSR12011
3225Gabriel RolloGabriel RolloWEstima lockNo Gi Worlds82KG1/4F2011
3241Davi RamosDavi RamosWEstima lockNo Gi Worlds82KGSF2011
3252Thiago AbreuThiago AbreuWEstima lockNo Gi Worlds82KGF2011
3336Clark GracieClark GracieWEstima lockBritish Open82KGF2012
3369Clark GracieClark GracieWArmbarEuropean Open82KGSF2012
3370Alan FinfouAlan FinfouWTriangleEuropean Open82KGF2012
3393Evan CatheyWCross chokePan AmericanABSR12012
3407Leonardo IturraldeWEstima lockPan AmericanABSR22012
3479Jeston PagesWChokePan American82KGR22012
3487Marcelo MafraWEzekielPan American82KG1/4F2012
3491Kron GracieKron GracieWPts: 6x2Pan American82KGSF2012
3898Alexandre SantosAlexandre SantosWBow and arrowWorld Champ.82KGR22012
3907Gabriel GoulartGabriel GoulartWArmbarWorld Champ.82KG1/8F2012
3912Diego BorgesDiego BorgesWInverted triangleWorld Champ.82KG1/4F2012
4442Claudio CalasansClaudio CalasansWBow and arrowWorld Pro82KGSF2013
4573Clark GracieClark GracieWPts: 2x0World Champ.82KG1/4F2013
4901Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoWPts: 8x2IBJJF Pro League82KGSF2013
4903Vitor OliveiraVitor OliveiraWInverted triangleIBJJF Pro League82KGF2013
5045Abraham MarteAbraham MarteWEstima lockPan AmericanABSR32014
5102Sergio SilvaWPts: 12x2Pan American82KGR12014
5108Nic NikolaisenWInverted trianglePan American82KG1/4F2014
5370Marcos SouzaMarcos SouzaWSubmissionWorld Pro.82KGSF2014
5506Robson LimaWArmbarWorld Champ.82KGRDS2014
5511Marcelo MafraWAdvWorld Champ.82KGRDS2014
5525Mat JuberaWTriangleWorld Champ.82KGRDS2014
5529CalasansWReferee DecisionWorld Champ.82KG1/4F2014
6434Stefano CorreaWEstima lockPan American82KGR12015
6447Gleidson CurtisWLoop chokePan American82KGR32015
6451Vinicius MarinhoVinicius MarinhoWReferee DecisionPan American82KG1/4F2015
6599Julian JabbaWRNCADCC RJ88KGR12015
6603Felipe FigueiredoWEstima lockADCC RJ88KG1/4F2015
6699Thiago BragaWEstima lockWorld Pro85KGR12015
6708Yazan TamimiWInjuryWorld Pro85KGR22015
6712Claudio CalasansClaudio CalasansWPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Pro85KG1/4F2015
6716Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusWReferee DecisionWorld Pro85KGSF2015
7025Tanner RiceTanner RiceWEstima lockWorld Champ.82KG1/8F2015
7035Murilo SantanaMurilo SantanaWReferee DecisionWorld Champ.82KG1/4F2015
8622Arturo SalasWPts: 0x0, AdvLondon Grand Slam85KG1/4F2016
9494AP GilWEstima lockBritish National82KGF2016
9497Reid RealeWArmbarBritish NationalABSSF2016
9499Jackson SousaJackson SousaWPts: 2x0British NationalABSF2016

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

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