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

GF Team

A list of competitors and figures from the Grapple Fight Team, most comonly known as GF Team. An academy that has brought the world important figures such as Theodoro Canal and Rodolfo Vieira

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).

Max Gimenis is a Brazilian jiu jitsu black belt under Master Júlio César Pereira, being also one of GF Team’s top representatives in the super heavyweight division of the sport’s international circuit. A product of GFT’s incredible grappling program, Gimenis embodied the famous academy’s curriculum to perfection, by making pressure passing his strongest weapon. A style which he used to win important titles including at the World, Pan American and Brazilian National championships.

Victor Honório is a Brazilian jiu jitsu black belt under José Honório Filho and a member of GF Team. On the 9th of May 2015, Honório turned many heads his way after reaching the 2nd place of Copa Pódio’s Heavyweight GP, one of the main professional events in the jiu jitsu circuit, as a fairly unknown brown belt. Since then Victor has been widely recognized as one of the most talented ultra heavyweight grapplers of his generation.

Jaime Canuto is a Brazilian jiu jitsu black belt under Renato Verás and a representative of the prestigious GF Team. A world and pan american champion in the brown belt division (2013) and a Rio Open absolute champion (2014)

Vanessa Oliveira is a Brazilian jiu jitsu black belt under Master Julio Cesar from Grappling Fight Team, and one of the top female competitors in the women’s middleweight division having medalled in important tournaments such as the World Jiu Jitsu Championships, the Pan American, Brazilian Nationals and Rio Open.

An avid competitor for the Grappling Fight Team academy, Vitor Henrique Oliveira is a jiu jitsu black belt under Master Adilson Lima “Bitta”. Vitor Henrique is also one of the few representatives of the famous Rio de Janeiro based team (GFT) outside Brazilian soild, more precisely in Ohio, United States of America.

Marcus Bello

Marcus Bello is a Judo and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu black belt, being also one of the most important figures in the GFTeam. Bello is famed for his exquisite top game with which he defeated many big names of the sport, including legends like Tererê and Marcelinho Garcia.

Vinicius Marinho is another great GF Team (Grappling Fight Team) black belt with an extensive curriculum of achievements in competitive Brazilian Jiu Jitsu including wins at the Mundial (World Championships) and the Brazilian Nationals. Marinho, who started training at age 10,achieved his BJJ black belt status when he was 19 years of age.

Gabriel Rainho, also known as “Biel” is a Judo and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu black belt from the Grappling Fight Team in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. This Master Julio Cesar Pereira black belt is one of the top featherweights from the famed GFT having won the the Rio de Janeiro State Championships and the Brazilian National numerous times.

Am accomplished Jiu Jitsu fighter in the Super Featherweight division, Bobadilla has won numerous important tournaments including the World Cup on 3 occasions, making him one of the main figures in the Grappling Fight Team camp.

Italo Lins is one of the top up and coming Brazilian Jiu Jitsu fighters in the world. Lins is a black belt under GFT Master, Julio Cesar Pereira, being part of a very talented generation of fighters from the Grappling Fight Team camp of which Igor Silva, Rodolfo Vieira and Jake Mackenzie and many others are a part of.

Ricardo Evangelista is a top Brazilian Jiu Jitsu black belt under master Julio Cesar from the Grappling Fight Team (GFT) and one of the best super heavyweights in BJJ having won several important tournaments at the top level such as the Brazilian Nationals and the Rio Open.

Theodoro Canal is a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu coach who was considered one of the world’s top competitors in the featherweight division. A black belt …

Jacob Mackenzie (also known as Jake Mackenzie)  is a Canadian born Brazilian jiu jitsu black belt under Roberto “Cyborg” Abreu of Fight Sports, known for his …

Huanderson Pavão is a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu 3rd degree black belt and Luta Livre master from the Grapple Fight Team (former Gama Filho). An …

Igor Silva is one of the top players in the heavyweight black belt division. Feared for his dangerous closed guard Igor has won several important titles such as the Mundials (World Championship), the Brazilian Nationals and more recently the Rio Open.

Named as the “Jiu Jitsu Fighter of the Year” in 2011 by the majority of the specialized media, Rodolfo Vieira is considered by most as the number 1 grappler in the world. A World Champion (weight and absolute) and a Pan American Champion (also in his weight class as well as the absolute division), Rodolfo Vieira fights out of the GFTeam camp and he is a black belt under Master Julio Cesar Pereira. Inside this article you can have a look at an up to date grappling record, videos of the prodigy competing in a Rodolfo Vieira Wiki style format.

Denilson Pimenta, a prolific Brazilian Jiu Jitsu competitor training out of GTF Team, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Mestre Julio Cesar Pereira is a highly regarded BJJ instructor and a 6 grau black belt (6th dan), a former main men at the famous Gama Filho Jiu Jitsu academy and a founder of the GFTeam (Grapple Fight Team) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Today he is still seen as one of the main figures of Jiu Jitsu in Rio.