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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:

  • UAEJJF Grand Slam Abu Dhabi Champion (2019)
  • IBJJF São Paulo Open Champion (2018)
  • ACBJJ European Open Champion (2018)
  • ADCC EU Trials Champion (2018)
  • 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

128 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    55 (43%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    2 (2%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    67 (52%)
  • BY DECISION
    2 (2%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    2 (2%)

67 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Choke from back
28
19
#86e620
Choke
15
10
#5AD3D1
Arm in ezekiel
13
9
#d1212a
Submission
9
6
#fad11b
RNC
7
5
#f58822
Cross choke
3
2
#224aba
Short choke
3
2
#ff9124
Injury
3
2
#bf1f6c
Shoulder pressure
1
1
#22c9a5
Triangle kimura
1
1
#fad223
Lapel choke
1
1
#03861f
Armbar
1
1
#039a1f
Katagatame
1
1
#03b41f
Ezekiel
1
1
#03c61f
Toe hold
1
1
#03d61f
Anaconda choke
1
1
#03f61f
Darce choke
1
1
#82ff5f
Von Fluke choke
1
1
#a4ff5f
Brabo choke
1
1
#dbff5f
Verbal tap
1
1
67
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
26 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    9 (35%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    7 (27%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    5 (19%)
  • BY DECISION
    5 (19%)
  • 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
11205Nelton PontesNelton PontesLReferee DecisionSpain Nat. ProABSF2016
11309Alexandre RibeiroAlexandre RibeiroLPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam AD94KGF2017
11456Tanner RiceTanner RiceLReferee DecisionEuropean Open94KGSF2017
11888Alexandre RibeiroAlexandre RibeiroLChoke from backGrand Slam LDN94KGF2017
12170Pablo PopovitchPablo PopovitchLReferee DecisionEuropean NoGi92KGSF2017
12486Felipe PenaFelipe PenaLChoke from backWorld Pro94KGF2017
12701Felipe PenaFelipe PenaLPointsACBJJ 595KGSF2017
12984Dimitrius SouzaDimitrius SouzaLPts: 6x4World Champ.94KG4F2017
13184Marcos SouzaMarcos SouzaLPts: 2x0Grand Slam Tokyo94KGF2017
13611Lucas BarbosaLucas BarbosaLPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam LA94KGF2017
13771Raphael SouzaLChoke from backCopenhagen OpenABSF2017
14137Guilherme AugustoGuilherme AugustoLPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam RJ94KG4F2017
14142Alexandre RibeiroAlexandre RibeiroLPts: 2x0Grand Slam RJ94KGRPC2017
14530Helton JoseHelton JoseLReferee DecisionGrand Slam AD94KGF2018
14625Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusLArmbarEuropean Open94KGSF2018
14886DJ JacksonDJ JacksonLPts: 0x0, AdvSpain Nat. Pro94KGF2018
14900Jaime CanutoJaime CanutoLPts: 2x2, AdvSwiss Nat. ProABSF2018
15164Paulo PintoLPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam LDN94KGSF2018
15460Felipe PenaFelipe PenaLBow and arrowACBJJ 1295KGSPF2018
15755Felipe PenaFelipe PenaLPts: 4x0World Pro94KGF2018
16139Felipe PenaFelipe PenaLPts: 6x0World Champ.94KG8F2018
16974Fernando ReisFernando ReisLPts: 2x0Sao Paulo OpenABS4F2018
17069Gustavo BatistaGustavo BatistaLReferee DecisionGrand Slam LA94KGSF2018
17110R. EvangelistaR. EvangelistaLPts: 0x0, AdvKing of Mats110KGRR2018
17710Kaynan DuarteKaynan DuarteLPts: 2x0Grand Slam RJ94KGSF2018
18239Gustavo BatistaGustavo BatistaLPts: 3x0European Open94KGSF2019
11186Burak BiterWSubmissionGreece Nat. Pro94KGSF2016
11187Piotr WojtkowskiWPointsGreece Nat. Pro94KGF2016
11188Marian KlosowskiWArm in ezekielPolish Nationals94KG4F2016
11189Radoslaw TurekWRNCPolish Nationals94KGSF2016
11190Piotr BaginskiWPointsPolish Nationals94KGF2016
11191Pawel NedziWRNCPolish NationalsABS4F2016
11192Tomasz SkorkowskiWInjuryPolish NationalsABSSF2016
11193Maciej KałuszewskiWPointsPolish NationalsABSF2016
11194Adam NiedzwiedzWRNCPoznan GalaABSSPF2016
11198Tomasz SkorowskiWEzekielOctopus Cup III94KGF2016
11199Arturo SalasWPointsSpain Nat. Pro94KGF2016
11202Antonio JuniorWPointsSpain Nat. ProABS4F2016
11204Arturo SalasWPointsSpain Nat. ProABSSF2016
11306Rodolfo BonfimWPts: 8x2Grand Slam AD94KG4F2017
11453Manuel RibamarManuel RibamarWPts: 2x0European Open94KG4F2017
11789Matheus RodriguesWChoke from backMunich Open94KGSF2017
11790Lucio RodriguesLucio RodriguesWPts: 31x2Munich Open94KGF2017
11794Gerson CarvalhoWChokeMunich OpenABS4F2017
11796Igor AraujoWToe holdMunich OpenABSSF2017
11797Igor SilvaIgor SilvaWPts: 2x0Munich OpenABSF2017
11837Vinicius NascimentoWPts: 32x0London W. OpenABSSF2017
11886Arya EsfandmazWPts: 16x2Grand Slam LDN94KGSF2017
12116Rodrigo ReisWN/ARome Open94KGSF2017
12124Mahamed AlyMahamed AlyWPts: 4x0Rome OpenABSSF2017
12125Isaque BahienseIsaque BahienseWChoke from backRome OpenABSF2017
12169Felipe ArantesWAnaconda chokeEuropean NoGi92KG4F2017
12481Diego HerzogWPts: 14x7World Pro94KG4F2017
12698Vinny MagalhaesVinny MagalhaesWPointsACBJJ 595KG4F2017
12979Tanner RiceTanner RiceWArm in ezekielWorld Champ.94KG8F2017
13183Luan AroucaWSubmissionGrand Slam Tokyo94KGSF2017
13608Wellinton ModenaWPts: 5x0Grand Slam LA94KG4F2017
13609Helton JoseHelton JoseWPts: 2x0Grand Slam LA94KGSF2017
13770T. JohannessenWN/ACopenhagen OpenABSSF2017
13772Diogo SampaioDiogo SampaioWInjuryCopenhagen Open94KGF2017
13775Joachim SveinsonWSubmissionCopenhagen NoGiABSSF2017
13776Sebastian BroscheWRNCCopenhagen NoGiABSF2017
13858Marek ZbrogWChoke from backGerman Nationals94KGSF2017
13859Nicolas PenzerWPointsGerman Nationals94KGF2017
13861Martin GobelWChokeGerman NationalsABS4F2017
13863Ali MonfaradiWArm in ezekielGerman NationalsABSSF2017
13864Espen MathiesenEspen MathiesenWArm in ezekielGerman NationalsABSF2017
13867Nicolas PenzerWChokeGerman NoGi91KGRR2017
13868Nicolas PenzerWPointsGerman NoGi91KGF2017
13871Martin GobelWDarce chokeGerman NoGiABSSF2017
13872Ali MonfaradiWVon Fluke chokeGerman NoGiABSF2017
13937Nicolas PenzerWChokeGerman Nat. Pro94KGSF2017
13938Gustavo SaraivaWPts: 19x0German Nat. Pro94KGF2017
13939Maciej KozakWPts: 2x0German Nat. ProABS4F2017
13940Nicolas PenzerWPts: 18x0German Nat. ProABSSF2017
13941Patryk WysokiWChoke from backGerman Nat. ProABSF2017
14129Wesley ArqueteWChoke from backGrand Slam RJ94KGR12017
14187Tyrone GonsalvesWArm in ezekielMadrid Open94KGF2017
14188Arturo SalasWArm in ezekielMadrid OpenABSSF2017
14189Mathias RibeiroWArm in ezekielMadrid OpenABSF2017
14190Vinicius GarciaVinicius GarciaWBrabo chokeMadrid NG OpenABSF2017
14527Andre ReisWChoke from backGrand Slam AD94KG4F2018
14529Basel FamousWChoke from backGrand Slam AD94KGSF2018
14623Manuel OliveiraWChoke from backEuropean Open94KG4F2018
14648Erberth SantosErberth SantosWVerbal tapACB 1095KGSPF2018
14789Igor SilvaIgor SilvaWPts: 5x0British Nat. Pro110KGSF2018
14790M. MaciejwskiWDQBritish Nat. Pro110KGF2018
14793C. NegromonteC. NegromonteWPts: 4x2British Nat. ProABSF2018
14885Jaakko VilanderWChokeSpain Nat. Pro94KGSF2018
14893Steeve CombourgWChokeNetherlands Pro94KGF2018
14898Igor SilvaIgor SilvaWChokeSwiss Nat. Pro110KGF2018
14899Igor SilvaIgor SilvaWPts: 3x0Swiss Nat. ProABSSF2018
15162M. AbderraoufWChoke from backGrand Slam LDN94KG4F2018
15167Helton JoseHelton JoseWPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam LDN94KGRPC2018
15168Ben HodgkinsonWPts: 24x2Grand Slam LDN94KGRPC2018
15202Szymon BonkowWChoke from backACB European95KGSF2018
15203Helton JoseHelton JoseWReferee DecisionACB European95KGF2018
15207Antonio JuniorWPts: 20x0ACB EuropeanABS4F2018
15208Maciej KozakWArm in ezekielACB EuropeanABSSF2018
15209Eldar RafigaevWDQACB EuropeanABSF2018
15391Jakub MroczkowskiWCross chokePoznan Open94KGF2018
15392Tero PyylampiWChoke from backPoznan OpenABSSF2018
15394Bradley HillWPts: 18x0Poznan OpenABSF2018
15752Tanner RiceTanner RiceWReferee DecisionWorld Pro94KG4F2018
15753Matt LeightonMatt LeightonWPts: 7x0World Pro94KGSF2018
15966Stan VarshavskiyWChoke from backParis Spring OpenABSSF2018
15967Eldar RafigaevWShoulder pressureParis Spring OpenABSF2018
15968Nicolas PenzerWChoke from backParis Spring Open94KGF2018
16627Ben DysonWChokeACBJJ NG Poland95KGSF2018
16628Lukasz MichalecWPts: 7x0ACBJJ NG Poland95KGF2018
16633Sergio RiosSergio RiosWPts: 6x0ACBJJ NG PolandABSSF2018
16635Hygor BritoHygor BritoWShort chokeACBJJ NG PolandABSF2018
16643Lukasz MichalecWPts: 6x0ACBJJ Poland95KGSF2018
16644Andrzej MigajWSubmissionACBJJ Poland95KGF2018
16964Tony FerrazWChoke from backSao Paulo Open94KGSF2018
16965Andre CassioWPts: 13x0Sao Paulo Open94KGF2018
16977Advilson PereiraWRNCSao Paulo NGO91KGF2018
17071Anton MinenkoWPts: 11x2Grand Slam LA94KG3RD2018
17096Gabriel ArgesGabriel ArgesWPts: 2x0King of Mats110KGRR2018
17102Gutemberg PereiraGutemberg PereiraWPts: 2x0King of Mats110KGRR2018
17106Tanner RiceTanner RiceWPts: 2x0King of Mats110KGRR2018
17230Djati MelanWChokeADCC EU Trials88KGR22018
17232Silviu NatashaWPts: 5x0ADCC EU Trials88KG8F2018
17233Abdulbari GuseinovWPts: 12x0ADCC EU Trials88KG4F2018
17234Otto KuikkaWTriangle kimuraADCC EU Trials88KGSF2018
17235Sean CoatesWShort chokeADCC EU Trials88KGF2018
17393Kamil CzochraWPts: 12x2German Nat. Pro94KGF2018
17400Alexander NeufangWSubmissionGerman Nat. ProABSSF2018
17401Kamil CzochraWPts: 7x0German Nat. ProABSF2018
17445Samir HamidWPts: 13x0Greece Nat. Pro110KGSF2018
17446Eldar RafigaevWPts: 21x2Greece Nat. Pro110KGF2018
17626Kamil CzochraWCross chokePoland Nationals94KGF2018
17627Maciej KałuszewskiWChoke from backPoland NationalsABSR12018
17628Kornel ZapadkaWLapel chokePoland NationalsABS4F2018
17629Piotr FręchowiczWPointsPoland NationalsABSSF2018
17630Karol DzieniszewskiWPointsPoland NationalsABSF2018
17701Wesley ArqueteWPts: 4x2Grand Slam RJ94KGR12018
17704Jeferson AlmeidaWArm in ezekielGrand Slam RJ94KG8F2018
17708Gildasio OliveiraWPts: 9x0Grand Slam RJ94KG4F2018
17713Marcus RuizWChoke from backGrand Slam RJ94KGRPC2018
17714Anton MinenkoWChoke from backGrand Slam RJ94KG3RD2018
17901Christopher ThomasWN/ASeol Open94KGF2018
17903Inseong JangInseong JangWChokeSeol OpenABS4F2018
17904N/AWN/ASeol OpenABSSF2018
17905N/AWN/ASeol OpenABSF2018
18082Reinaldo FuzilWArmbarUKBJJA Open94KGF2018
18083Bradley HillWN/AUKBJJA OpenABSSF2018
18084Tommy LangakerTommy LangakerWKatagatameUKBJJA OpenABSF2018
18146Matheus GodoyWChoke from backGrand Slam AD94KG4F2019
18149Renato CardosoRenato CardosoWPts: 2x2, AdvGrand Slam AD94KGF2019
18238Charles McGuireWChoke from backEuropean Open94KG4F2019
18300Matko KvesicWPts: 15x0Slovenia Pro94KGSF2019
18301Akos SzekeresWPts: 23x0Slovenia Pro94KGF2019
18405Ruben LemosWSubmissionNetherlands Pro94KGF2019

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