Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Team History, Fighter Stats, Biographies and News

BJJ Fighter Database

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.

Marcus Antelante is a Brazilian jiu jitsu black belt under Rafael “Formiga” Barbosa, and former student of André “Negão” Terêncio, who is known as one of the strongest middleweights of his generation. A representative of the Soul Fighters Academy, Marcus Antelante moved to the US in 2011 where he established himself as a top competitor in the Master division, winning titles such as the Pan American and No-Gi Worlds.

Muslim Patsarigov is a Brazilian jiu jitsu black belt of Chechen nationality, developed by coach Felipe “Gargamel” Mota from his academy in Sandnes – Norway. Known for his strong freestyle wrestling background, Patsarigov earned his reputation as one of the top super-heavyweights in the world through his performances in tournaments such as Abu Dhabi World Pro Championship, World No-Gi Championship and European Open Championship.

Talita Alencar is a jiu jitsu black belt under Theodoro Canal. An grappler who built her career in the lower belts of the sport, Talita competed extensively for GF Team before changing to the Alliance Academy in 2016, where she joined forces with Rubens Charles “Cobrinha”.

Wagner Mota is a Brazilian jiu jitsu black belt under Eduardo Telles and Fernando Tererê, being well known in the grappling circuit as Demian Maia’s coach during the fighter’s tremendous MMA career competing at UFC. Mota is also a historic figure for jiu jitsu in his home country – particularly in the state of São Paulo.

Josh Hinger is an American born Jiu Jitsu black belt, a rank earned from André Galvao at the Atos Jiu Jitsu academy in San Diego, California. A specialist in both the Gi and No-Gi aspects of jiu jitsu, Hinger won many important trophies as a middleweight (82kg/181lbs) competitor in the sport’s international circuit, including titles in the American No-Gi Nationals, Chicago International Open (Spring and Summer), Seattle International Open, Gracie Worlds.

Luca Anacoreta is an Italian born jiu jitsu black belt, founder of Aeterna Jiu Jitsu Academy in Rome – IT. Anacoreta is known as one of the first Italian black belts to achieve success at the highest level in BJJ, particularly in the IBJJF circuit, where he conquered important medals in tournaments such as the European Open (Gi and No-Gi), London Open, Madrid Open and numerous others.

Carlos Farias is a Brazilian jiu jitsu black belt under Roberto Traven, and an ultra-heavyweight competitor with numerous medals in the IBJJF and UAEJJF tournament circuits, including in important events such as the Pan American, World Masters, Abu Dhabi World Pro Trials and the American Nationals. Farias is also known for competing as in the adult division, while being on a Master 3 category.

Ariadne Oliveira is a Brazilian jiu jitsu black belt promoted by her father Manoel João Costa, owner of the Iron Jiu Jitsu Academy. Ariadne earned the recognition of the grappling community as a brown belt, particularly during the 2014 Abu Dhabi World Pro Championship where she shocked the world by submitting multiple time black belt world champion Michelle Nicolini. Oliveira has since become one of the top competitors in the female jiu jitsu division.

Jack McVicker is an American martial artist and a jiu jitsu pioneer in the Midwest of the United States where he established his academy McVicker BJJ. A certified instructor in jeet-kune do and Filipino martial arts under Dan Inosanto, and a the first ever jiu jitsu black belt awarded by Wellington Dias, Jack McVicker is also known as one of the most accomplished athletes in the sport’s Masters division.

Matheus Spirandeli is a Brazilian jiu jitsu black belt under Leandro Lo, being also one of the top heavyweights of his generation. A member of New School Brotherhood, Spirandeli spent most of his formative years competing for Lótus Clube, under Fábio Negão.

Amanda Santana, also known as “Tubby” Santana is a Brazilian jiu jitsu black belt under Márcio “Pé de Pano” Cruz, being also one of the top middleweights competitors of her generation, known particularly for always searching for the submission. Originally from Brooklyn NY, Amanda made a name for herself competing in Florida’s grappling circuit, later being acknowledged internationally through important wins at the World Championships, Pan Americans and ADCC trials.

Stephen Roberto is a Brazilian jiu jitsu black belt under Enson Inoue, being also one of the pioneers of the sport/martial art in Guam, as well the island’s first black belt – where he established an affiliate of the famous Japanese academy, Purebred. A former mixed martial artist (MMA), Roberto is seen as one of the great developers of jiu jitsu in Micronesia’s US territory, having developed one of the most well established grappling programs in the famous fighting island.

Júlio dos Anjos is a Brazilian jiu jitsu black belt under Master Júlio César Pereira, being one of the top GF Team representatives in the sport’s under 76kg – 168lbs division. A former student of Jorge Trovão, dos Anjos made a name for himself competing for GFT in the brown belt division, where he conquered numerous important titles before being promoted to black belt (2016).

Shane Hill-Taylor is one of the top jiu jitsu athletes of his generation, and a product of Team Lloyd Irvin Academy’s kids program. One of the top American competitors in the grappling scene, Shane Jamil Hill-Taylor made a name for himself in the lower belt divisions of the sport by conquering numerous important championships, including an IBJJF World title in 2016 as a brown belt, which also earned him his black belt from the hands of Lloyd Irvin.

Nathiely Karoline de Jesus is a Brazilian jiu jitsu black belt under Cícero Costha, being also one of the top grappling competitors of her generation, a reputation earned during Nathiely’s purple and brown belt campaigns when she earned 5 World titles, 1 Abu Dhabi World Pro, 1 Pan American and 3 Brazilian National titles for the PSLPB academy.

Ana Carolina Vieira, commonly known as “Baby” is a Brazilian jiu jitsu black belt under Master Julio Cesar Pereira, being also one of the top athletes in the female middleweight division of the sport. A leading figure in GF Team’s incredible competition team (a group for whom she has won numerous World and Brazilian National titles), Ana Carolina is also the younger sister of another jiu jitsu star in Rodolfo Vieira.

Vinicius Canevari, commonly known as Vinicius “Magoo”, is a Brazilian jiu jitsu black belt under Eduardo “Brigadeiro” and one of the pioneers of this martial art in the state of Paraná. A Brazilian National and South American champion, Magoo started his work in Londrina – PR during the mid 1990’s, developing one of the strongest teams in the south of Brazil: Magoo Jiu Jitsu.

John Combs is an American born Brazilian jiu jitsu black belt under the illustrious Amal Easton, being one of the top athletes produced by the Easton Training Centre in Colorado. A former collegiate wrestler, Combs started making an impact in jiu jitsu as a purple belt by conquering medals in important tournaments such as the IBJJF World and Pan American Championships. A standard he maintained as he progressed through the ranks of the sport.

Jared Weiner is an American born jiu jitsu black belt, and one of the strongest competitors the sport/martial art produced in the United States East Coast during the 2000’s decade. A former student of Steve Maxwell and Lloyd Irvin, Weiner’s reputation as an instructor has matched his tournament prowess, being the founder of important teams such as BJJ United and the Tac Team Association from which he produced numerous champions.

Daniel Alvarez Jr, commonly known as Danny Alvarez is a Brazilian jiu jitsu black belt, and a representative of both Alvarez BJJ and the Bruno Bastos Association. A devoted competitor in the sport’s Masters competitive circuit, Danny Alvarez is also one of the most prolific instructors in Texas, having produced IBJJF Pan American, European and World champions, one being his daughter Danielle Alvarez, who has also established herself as one of the most talented grapplers of her generation.