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Adam Wardziński is a Polish grappler and black belt in Brazilian jiu jitsu under Alan “Finfou” do Nascimento. Widely regarded as one of the top heavyweight (94,30 kg / 208.0 lbs) competitors of his generation in BJJ, Wardziński is also one of the first big name grapplers to emerge from Poland – a country with long history in combat sports, often referenced as a big European player in submission grappling.

Adam Wardziński Jiu Jitsu

Full Name: Adam Wardziński

Nickname: Adam is often referenced as “Megatron”. This started as a result of his goofy mannerism and “geeky” personality, particularly one episode which occurred while travelling with his team for a competition, when Wardziński spent most of the trip pretending to shoot his friends with a toy Megatron (from the Transformers franchise), while on the bus.

Lineage: Mitsuyo Maeda > Carlos Gracie > Helio Gracie > Rolls Gracie > Romero Cavalcanti > Ricardo Vieira > Alan Finfou > Adam Wardziński

Main Achievements:

  • Polish National Champion (2016**)
  • UAEJJF Spain National Pro Champion (2016)
  • IBJJF Rome International Open Champion (2017)
  • UAEJJF Abu Dhabi World Pro 2nd Place (2017)
  • UAEJJF Grand Slam London 2nd Place (2017)
  • UAEJJF Grand Slam Abu Dhabi 2nd Place (2017)
  • UAEJJF Grand Slam Tokyo 2nd Place (2017)
  • IBJJF European Championship 3rd Place (2018)
  • IBJJF European No-Gi Championship 3rd Place (2017)
  • UAEJJF Grand Slam Rio de Janeiro 3rd Place (2017)

Main Achievements (Coloured Belts):

  • IBJJF European Open Champion (2015 brown)
  • IBJJF European Open No-Gi Champion (2015 brown)
  • UAEJJF Abu-Dhabi Grand Slam Jiu-Jitsu Tour, London Champion (2016** brown)
  • Polish National Champion (2013/2012 purple)
  • Polish National No-Gi Champion (2016/2015 brown, 2012 blue)
  • IBJJF London International Open Champion (2014 brown)
  • IBJJF London International No-Gi Open Champion (2014 brown)
  • IBJJF Rome International Open Champion (2014/2013 purple)
  • IBJJF Copenhagen International Open Champion (2014 purple)
  • IBJJF Paris International Open Champion (2014 purple)
  • Poznań Open Champion (2014/2013 purple, 2012 blue)
  • IBJJF European No-Gi Championship Runner-up (2013 purple)
  • IBJJF European Open Championship 3rd Place (2013 purple)

* Absolute
** Weight and absolute

Favorite Position/Technique: Butterfly Guard

Weight Division: Pesado (94,30 kg / 208.0 lbs)

Team/Association: Checkmat

Adam Wardziński Jiu Jitsu

Adam Wardziński was born on April 22, 1991 in Western Poland, where he grew up.

Wardziński’s first contact with martial arts occurred at the age of 14, through aikido – an activity chosen by Adam’s parents. Although he trained for an extensive period, as he grew older he lost interest in aikido due to its lack of hand-to-hand combat effectiveness and competition between practitioners.

Long before Adam started training jiu jitsu he was already following the sport through YouTube, having been fascinated by every form of mainstream grappling from his mid teens. Aside from the technical component of jiu jitsu, Wardziński also aspired to compete and when the opportunity to train arose Adam grabbed it with both hands.

Wardziński started training jiu jitsu as an 18 year old with Karol Matuszczak, a grappling pioneer in Poland and a black belt under Roy Harris and Joe Moreira. Matuszczak of Combat Zone Poznan was Adam’s coach from white to brown belt.

As a blue belt Adam started coaching a small group of students in in Poznań – Western Poland. That group continued to grow with the passing of time, leading Wardziński to join forces with a good friend and savvy instructor – Andrzej Stolzmann.

As a brown belt Adam got to known Alan do Nascimento, commonly known as Finfou. A world renowned black belt, Finfou taught jiu jitsu in Sweden – which was not too far from Poland. For that reason Wardziński contacted and invited the Brazilian native to come to Poland for a seminar. After the workshop Adam was very impressed by Alan’s coaching skills and requested that he become affiliated with his association, training under Finfou’s guidance from then on.

On October 2016 Alan Finfou promoted Adam Wardziński to black belt, in a ceremony also attended by World open weight champion Marcus “Buchecha” Almeida.

Adam Wardzinski Grappling Record

117 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    52 (44%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    1 (1%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    60 (51%)
  • BY DECISION
    2 (2%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    2 (2%)

60 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Choke from back
28
17
#86e620
Choke
15
9
#5AD3D1
Arm in ezekiel
15
9
#d1212a
RNC
8
5
#fad11b
Submission
7
4
#f58822
Cross choke
3
2
#224aba
Short choke
3
2
#ff9124
Injury
3
2
#bf1f6c
Ezekiel
2
1
#22c9a5
Toe hold
2
1
#fad223
Anaconda choke
2
1
#03861f
Darce choke
2
1
#039a1f
Von Fluke choke
2
1
#03b41f
Brabo choke
2
1
#03c61f
Verbal tap
2
1
#03d61f
Shoulder pressure
2
1
#03f61f
Triangle kimura
2
1
#82ff5f
Lapel choke
2
1
60
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
25 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    8 (32%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    7 (28%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    5 (20%)
  • BY DECISION
    5 (20%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

5 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
Choke from back
60
3
#86e620
Armbar
20
1
#5AD3D1
Bow and arrow
20
1
5
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Adam Wardzinski Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
11191Nelton PontesNelton PontesLReferee DecisionSpain Nat. ProABSF2016
11293Alexandre RibeiroAlexandre RibeiroLPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam AD94KGF2017
11440Tanner RiceTanner RiceLReferee DecisionEuropean Open94KGSF2017
11869Alexandre RibeiroAlexandre RibeiroLChoke from backGrand Slam LDN94KGF2017
12150Pablo PopovitchPablo PopovitchLReferee DecisionEuropean NoGi92KGSF2017
12465Felipe PenaFelipe PenaLChoke from backWorld Pro94KGF2017
12678Felipe PenaFelipe PenaLPointsACBJJ 595KGSF2017
12958Dimitrius SouzaDimitrius SouzaLPts: 6x4World Champ.94KG4F2017
13158Marcos SouzaMarcos SouzaLPts: 2x0Grand Slam Tokyo94KGF2017
13582Lucas BarbosaLucas BarbosaLPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam LA94KGF2017
13739Raphael SouzaLChoke from backCopenhagen OpenABSF2017
14098Guilherme AugustoGuilherme AugustoLPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam RJ94KG4F2017
14103Alexandre RibeiroAlexandre RibeiroLPts: 2x0Grand Slam RJ94KGRPC2017
14491Helton JoseHelton JoseLReferee DecisionGrand Slam AD94KGF2018
14586Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusLArmbarEuropean Open94KGSF2018
14847DJ JacksonDJ JacksonLPts: 0x0, AdvSpain Nat. Pro94KGF2018
14861Jaime CanutoJaime CanutoLPts: 2x2, AdvSwiss Nat. ProABSF2018
15122Paulo PintoLPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam LDN94KGSF2018
15417Felipe PenaFelipe PenaLBow and arrowACBJJ 1295KGSPF2018
15712Felipe PenaFelipe PenaLPts: 4x0World Pro94KGF2018
16096Felipe PenaFelipe PenaLPts: 6x0World Champ.94KG8F2018
16907Vinicius TratorVinicius TratorLPts: 2x0Sao Paulo OpenABS4F2018
17001Gustavo BatistaGustavo BatistaLReferee DecisionGrand Slam LA94KGSF2018
17042R. EvangelistaR. EvangelistaLPts: 0x0, AdvKing of Mats110KGRR2018
17622Kaynan DuarteKaynan DuarteLPts: 2x0Grand Slam RJ94KGSF2018
11172Burak BiterWSubmissionGreece Nat. Pro94KGSF2016
11173Piotr WojtkowskiWPointsGreece Nat. Pro94KGF2016
11174Marian KlosowskiWArm in ezekielPolish Nationals94KG4F2016
11175Radoslaw TurekWRNCPolish Nationals94KGSF2016
11176Piotr BaginskiWPointsPolish Nationals94KGF2016
11177Pawel NedziWRNCPolish NationalsABS4F2016
11178Tomasz SkorkowskiWInjuryPolish NationalsABSSF2016
11179Maciej KałuszewskiWPointsPolish NationalsABSF2016
11180Adam NiedzwiedzWRNCPoznan GalaABSSPF2016
11184Tomasz SkorowskiWEzekielOctopus Cup III94KGF2016
11185Arturo SalasWPointsSpain Nat. Pro94KGF2016
11188Antonio JuniorWPointsSpain Nat. ProABS4F2016
11190Arturo SalasWPointsSpain Nat. ProABSSF2016
11290Rodolfo BonfimWPts: 8x2Grand Slam AD94KG4F2017
11437Manuel RibamarManuel RibamarWPts: 2x0European Open94KG4F2017
11770Matheus RodriguesWChoke from backMunich Open94KGSF2017
11771Lucio RodriguesLucio RodriguesWPts: 31x2Munich Open94KGF2017
11775Gerson CarvalhoWChokeMunich OpenABS4F2017
11777Igor AraujoWToe holdMunich OpenABSSF2017
11778Igor SilvaIgor SilvaWPts: 2x0Munich OpenABSF2017
11818Vinicius NascimentoWPts: 32x0London W. OpenABSSF2017
11867Arya EsfandmazWPts: 16x2Grand Slam LDN94KGSF2017
12096Rodrigo ReisWN/ARome Open94KGSF2017
12104Mahamed AlyMahamed AlyWPts: 4x0Rome OpenABSSF2017
12105Isaque BahienseIsaque BahienseWChoke from backRome OpenABSF2017
12149Felipe ArantesWAnaconda chokeEuropean NoGi92KG4F2017
12460Diego HerzogWPts: 14x7World Pro94KG4F2017
12675Vinny MagalhaesVinny MagalhaesWPointsACBJJ 595KG4F2017
12953Tanner RiceTanner RiceWArm in ezekielWorld Champ.94KG8F2017
13157Luan AroucaWSubmissionGrand Slam Tokyo94KGSF2017
13579Wellinton ModenaWPts: 5x0Grand Slam LA94KG4F2017
13580Helton JoseHelton JoseWPts: 2x0Grand Slam LA94KGSF2017
13738T. JohannessenWN/ACopenhagen OpenABSSF2017
13740Diogo SampaioDiogo SampaioWInjuryCopenhagen Open94KGF2017
13743Joachim SveinsonWSubmissionCopenhagen NoGiABSSF2017
13744Sebastian BroscheWRNCCopenhagen NoGiABSF2017
13824Marek ZbrogWChoke from backGerman Nationals94KGSF2017
13825Nicolas PenzerWPointsGerman Nationals94KGF2017
13827Martin GobelWChokeGerman NationalsABS4F2017
13829Ali MonfaradiWArm in ezekielGerman NationalsABSSF2017
13830Espen MathiesenEspen MathiesenWArm in ezekielGerman NationalsABSF2017
13833Nicolas PenzerWChokeGerman NoGi91KGRR2017
13834Nicolas PenzerWPointsGerman NoGi91KGF2017
13837Martin GobelWDarce chokeGerman NoGiABSSF2017
13838Ali MonfaradiWVon Fluke chokeGerman NoGiABSF2017
13900Nicolas PenzerWChokeGerman Nat. Pro94KGSF2017
13901Gustavo SaraivaWPts: 19x0German Nat. Pro94KGF2017
13902Maciej KozakWPts: 2x0German Nat. ProABS4F2017
13903Nicolas PenzerWPts: 18x0German Nat. ProABSSF2017
13904Patryk WysokiWChoke from backGerman Nat. ProABSF2017
14090Wesley ArqueteWChoke from backGrand Slam RJ94KGR12017
14148Tyrone GonsalvesWArm in ezekielMadrid Open94KGF2017
14149Arturo SalasWArm in ezekielMadrid OpenABSSF2017
14150Mathias RibeiroWArm in ezekielMadrid OpenABSF2017
14151Vinicius GarciaVinicius GarciaWBrabo chokeMadrid NG OpenABSF2017
14488Andre ReisWChoke from backGrand Slam AD94KG4F2018
14490Basel FamousWChoke from backGrand Slam AD94KGSF2018
14584Manuel OliveiraWChoke from backEuropean Open94KG4F2018
14609Erberth SantosErberth SantosWVerbal tapACB 1095KGSPF2018
14750Igor SilvaIgor SilvaWPts: 5x0British Nat. Pro110KGSF2018
14751M. MaciejwskiWDQBritish Nat. Pro110KGF2018
14754C. NegromonteC. NegromonteWPts: 4x2British Nat. ProABSF2018
14846Jaakko VilanderWChokeSpain Nat. Pro94KGSF2018
14854Steeve CombourgWChokeNetherlands Pro94KGF2018
14859Igor SilvaIgor SilvaWChokeSwiss Nat. Pro110KGF2018
14860Igor SilvaIgor SilvaWPts: 3x0Swiss Nat. ProABSSF2018
15120M. AbderraoufWChoke from backGrand Slam LDN94KG4F2018
15125Helton JoseHelton JoseWPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam LDN94KGRPC2018
15126Ben HodgkinsonWPts: 24x2Grand Slam LDN94KGRPC2018
15160Szymon BonkowWChoke from backACB European95KGSF2018
15161Helton JoseHelton JoseWReferee DecisionACB European95KGF2018
15162Antonio JuniorWPts: 20x0ACB EuropeanABS4F2018
15163Maciej KozakWArm in ezekielACB EuropeanABSSF2018
15164Eldar RafigaevWDQACB EuropeanABSF2018
15348Jakub MroczkowskiWCross chokePoznan Open94KGF2018
15349Tero PyylampiWChoke from backPoznan OpenABSSF2018
15351Bradley HillWPts: 18x0Poznan OpenABSF2018
15709Tanner RiceTanner RiceWReferee DecisionWorld Pro94KG4F2018
15710Matt LeightonMatt LeightonWPts: 7x0World Pro94KGSF2018
15923Stan VarshavskiyWChoke from backParis Spring OpenABSSF2018
15924Eldar RafigaevWShoulder pressureParis Spring OpenABSF2018
15925Nicolas PenzerWChoke from backParis Spring Open94KGF2018
16582Ben DysonWChokeACBJJ NG Poland95KGSF2018
16583Lukasz MichalecWPts: 7x0ACBJJ NG Poland95KGF2018
16586Sergio RiosWPts: 6x0ACBJJ NG PolandABSSF2018
16588Hygor BritoHygor BritoWShort chokeACBJJ NG PolandABSF2018
16897Tony FerrazWChoke from backSao Paulo Open94KGSF2018
16898Andre CassioWPts: 13x0Sao Paulo Open94KGF2018
16910Advilson PereiraWRNCSao Paulo NGO91KGF2018
17003Anton MinenkoWPts: 11x2Grand Slam LA94KG3RD2018
17028Gabriel ArgesGabriel ArgesWPts: 2x0King of Mats110KGRR2018
17034Gutemberg PereiraGutemberg PereiraWPts: 2x0King of Mats110KGRR2018
17038Tanner RiceTanner RiceWPts: 2x0King of Mats110KGRR2018
17162Djati MelanWChokeADCC EU Trials88KGR22018
17164Silviu NatashaWPts: 5x0ADCC EU Trials88KG8F2018
17165Abdulbari GuseinovWPts: 12x0ADCC EU Trials88KG4F2018
17166Otto KuikkaWTriangle kimuraADCC EU Trials88KGSF2018
17167Sean CoatesWShort chokeADCC EU Trials88KGF2018
17317Kamil CzochraWPts: 12x2German Nat. Pro94KGF2018
17324Alexander NeufangWSubmissionGerman Nat. ProABSSF2018
17325Kamil CzochraWPts: 7x0German Nat. ProABSF2018
17365Samir HamidWPts: 13x0Greece Nat. Pro110KGSF2018
17366Eldar RafigaevWPts: 21x2Greece Nat. Pro110KGF2018
17538Kamil CzochraWCross chokePoland Nationals94KGF2018
17539Maciej KałuszewskiWChoke from backPoland NationalsABSR12018
17540Kornel ZapadkaWLapel chokePoland NationalsABS4F2018
17541Piotr FręchowiczWPointsPoland NationalsABSSF2018
17542Karol DzieniszewskiWPointsPoland NationalsABSF2018
17613Wesley ArqueteWPts: 4x2Grand Slam RJ94KGR12018
17616Jeferson AlmeidaWArm in ezekielGrand Slam RJ94KG8F2018
17620Gildasio OliveiraWPts: 9x0Grand Slam RJ94KG4F2018
17625Marcus RuizWChoke from backGrand Slam RJ94KGRPC2018
17626Anton MinenkoWChoke from backGrand Slam RJ94KG3RD2018
17799Christopher ThomasWN/ASeol Open94KGF2018
17800Inseong JangWN/ASeol OpenABS4F2018
17801N/AWN/ASeol OpenABSSF2018
17802N/AWN/ASeol OpenABSF2018

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