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Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Fighter Wiki, All their history from their favorite techniques to the meaning behind their Portuguese nicknames as well as fight videos and techniques. Learn more about your favorite Jiu Jitsu figures on this section.

Rosângela Conceição, is a historic Brazilian jiu jitsu figure, being the very first female world champion in the sport. Conceição is also a legendary figure in judo and freestyle wrestling having been part of the Brazilian national Olympic squad for both sports, being regarded as the most accomplished female wrestler ever produced by the south american country.

Vinícius Cruz, is a historic figure in Brazilian jiu jitsu, having medalled on multiple occasions in important tournaments such as the Copa Company, the World Championship, the Pan American Championship and many others. A former member of the Carlson Gracie Academy, Vinícius Cruz is often associated with the “loop choke”, a technique he perfected during the 1990′s applying it often in competition.

Carlos Rosado is a Brazilian jiu jitsu red belt, the highest grade possible in BJJ, being not only the youngest man to ever receive the honour in the sport, but also the only red belt ever awarded by the late Master Carlson Gracie. Regarded by many as the best student from Carlson Gracie’s first generation of black belts, Carlos Rosado is also the founder of the Rosado Jiu Jitsu Academy.

João Pedro “Somalia” is a Brazilian jiu jitsu black belt under Jonathas “Monteirinho” Couto and Eduardo “Jamelão” Conceição of Checkmat academy. Somalia burst into the grappling scene after winning two world titles at brown belt, later becoming a Pan American champion on his first year as a black belt, cementing his name as one of the top grapplers of his generation.

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Luan Carvalho is a Brazilian jiu jitsu black belt under Master Cláudio Joanino of the Nova União academy in Macaé. One of the rare examples of a competitor who reached success at black belt, having gone through his coloured belt career in obscurity, Luan turned a few heads his way after his 2015 Pan American Championship performance where he defeated the decorated veteran Rodrigo Caporal. Carvalho would carry on in good form that year winning the Rio Fall Open and at the Brazilian Nationals, defeating two former champions, Michael Langhi and Juan Caio Kamezawa while cementing his name as one of the top lightweights of his generation.

One of the main figures of the Alliance academy during the 1990s, Felipe Neto, also known as Zicro, was the first black belt to accompany Romero Cavalcanti to the United States, helping Master Jacaré establish the Alliance HQ on American soil. Zicro would later open his own Alliance branch in Florida.

Gabriel Rollo is one of the top lightweights in the Brazilian jiu jitsu lightweight division of his generation, having medalled in important grappling tournaments such as the South American, World, Pan American Championships as well as the European Open. Learn more about this Checkmat black belt here.

One of the toughest men to have competed in combat sports, Enson Inoue, or “Yamato Damashii”, is an American born Brazilian jiu jitsu black belt under John Lewis, being the founder of the world famous Purebred Academy. A polarizing figure in both jiu jitsu and mixed martial arts (MMA), Enson was of great importance in the development of Brazilian jiu jitsu in Japan, having introduced the combat style to many important Japanese grapplers.

Fabiano Scherner is a Brazilian jiu jitsu black belt of Murilo Bustamante and Luis Roberto Duarte, having earned his grade in under four years, a remarkable achievement in the sport. Scherner is also a former mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter who competed for important organizations such as the Ultimate Fighting Championship and Cage Rage.

Givanildo Santana is a Lotus Jiu Jitsu Club representative, and former mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter who was regarded as one of the top jiu jitsu stylists in MMA, having finished his career with an 18-3-0 record, 16 submission wins (13 armbars).

Geovanny Martinez, commonly known as “Geo” Martinez is a 10th Planet jiu jitsu black belt under Eddie Bravo and one of the top no gi grapplers of his generation, having reached his black belt grade in 3 years time with big wins at touraments such as the ADCC trials and EBI.

Rodrigo Pagani is a jiu jitsu black belt under Saulo Ribeiro, being an illustrious representative of the Ribeiro Jiu Jitsu association in Brazil. A former Brazilian National and International Masters & Seniors champion, Rodrigo Pagani is mostly known for his trademark positions, such as the “magretti choke” and the “curu curu guard”.

David Terrell (Dave Terrell) was the first black belt in Brazilian jiu jitsu awarded by Cesar Gracie. Widely regarded as one of the top grappling competitors of his generation, having medalled at the ADCC tournament finals and with wins over renowned competitors such as Ricardo Almeida, Fernando “Margarida” or Dean Lister. David Terrell transitioned to mixed martial arts (MMA), reaching the UFC, though he would later be cut from the organization after a series of unfortunate injuries. Dave Terrell later became one of the top grappling and MMA coaches in North California, through his own endeavour, the NorCal Fighting Alliance, find out the story of this American grappling legend here.

Dimitrius Souza, also known as “Dimi” is a Brazilian jiu jitsu black belt under Sergio Moraes and one of the top Alliance academy representatives in the heavyweight division. A product of the Nascidos para Vencer social project in Sao Paulo, Dimitrius medalled in some of the top tournaments in the world at black belt such as the World Jiu Jitsu Championship, having also won the Brazilian National title on several occasions as well as the South American title.

One of the top representatives of the Gracie Barra team during the early 2000′s, Bruno Fernandes became one of the most prestigious grappling coaches in Canada, having worked with many of UFC’s top stars from the Tri Star gym in Montreal, including George St. Pierre. Bruno later founded the first Gracie Barra academy in Montreal.

BJJ Ranking, March 2015 edition. The BJJ Heroes’ jiu jitsu rankings follows a competition driven point system, these points are harvested from the sport’s most important tournaments to form an unbiased list of top Brazilian jiu jitsu competitors by weight division. On this article you will find who are the top grapplers in the world at this moment in time.

Fernando Gurgel is one of the founders of Brazilian jiu jitsu’s most dominating team, the Alliance academy. A former student of Romero Cavalcanti, Fernando Gurgel was at one point the head coach of the Alliance academy in Rio de Janeiro. Fernando is also the older brother of Fabio Gurgel. Find more of this great BJJ figure here.

Sergio “Malibu” was one of the most recognizable figures in Jiu Jitsu during the 1980s and 1990s. One of the main advocates for the surfing/jiu jitsu lifestyle crossover, and former Pan American and Brazilian National Jiu Jitsu Champion, Malibu was a student of Rolls Gracie and Rickson Gracie who became highly involved with the start of the Master Academy of Romero Cavalcanti.

Eduardo Leitão is a Brazilian jiu jitsu black belt under Waldomiro Perez and the head coach of the Cia Paulista team in Brazil, one of the leading academies of the São Paulo state. Leitão was also one of the main figures in São Paulo’s jiu jitsu landscape throughout his career, having competed on all age divisions from Infant to Master 4, whilst also earning several titles in the black belt division.