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Adam Wardziński

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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:

  • 1st Place UAEJJF Grand Slam, Abu Dhabi (2019)
  • 1st Place IBJJF São Paulo Open (2018)
  • 1st Place ACBJJ European Open (2018)
  • 1st Place ADCC EU Trials (2018)
  • 1st Place Polish Nationals (2016**)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Rome Open (2017)
  • 1st Place UAEJJF Spain National Pro (2016)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF Pan Championship (2019)
  • 2nd Place UAEJJF Abu Dhabi Pro (2017 / 2019)
  • 2nd Place UAEJJF Grand Slam, London (2017)
  • 2nd Place UAEJJF Grand Slam Abu Dhabi (2017)
  • 2nd Place UAEJJF Grand Slam, Tokyo (2017)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF European Open (2018)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF European No-Gi Open (2017)
  • 3rd Place UAEJJF Grand Slam, Rio de Janeiro (2017)

Main Achievements (Coloured Belts):

  • 1st Place IBJJF European Open (2015 brown)
  • 1st Place IBJJF European No-Gi Open (2015 brown)
  • 1st Place UAEJJF Grand Slam, London (2016** brown)
  • 1st Place Polish Nationals (2013/2012 purple)
  • 1st Place Polish No-Gi Nationals (2016 / 2015 brown, 2012 blue)
  • 1st Place IBJJF London Open (2014 brown)
  • 1st Place IBJJF London No-Gi Open (2014 brown)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Rome Open (2014 / 2013 purple)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Copenhagen Open (2014 purple)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Paris Open (2014 purple)
  • 1st Place Poznań Open (2014 / 2013 purple, 2012 blue)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF European No-Gi Open (2013 purple)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF European Open (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 Guard

Adam Wardzinski Grappling Record

151 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    70 (46%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    3 (2%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    72 (48%)
  • BY DECISION
    2 (1%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    2 (1%)

72 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Choke from back
31
22
#86e620
Arm in ezekiel
14
10
#5AD3D1
Choke
14
10
#d1212a
Submission
11
8
#fad11b
RNC
7
5
#f58822
Cross choke
3
2
#224aba
Short choke
3
2
#ff9124
Anaconda choke
1
1
#bf1f6c
Darce choke
1
1
#22c9a5
Von Fluke choke
1
1
#fad223
Brabo choke
1
1
#03861f
Verbal tap
1
1
#039a1f
Shoulder pressure
1
1
#03b41f
Triangle kimura
1
1
#03c61f
Lapel choke
1
1
#03d61f
Armbar
1
1
#03f61f
Katagatame
1
1
#82ff5f
Ezekiel
1
1
#a4ff5f
Ezekiel choke
1
1
#dbff5f
Toe hold
1
1
72
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
33 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    11 (33%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    9 (27%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    8 (24%)
  • BY DECISION
    5 (15%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

8 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
Choke from back
38
3
#86e620
Armbar
25
2
#5AD3D1
Bow and arrow
13
1
#d1212a
Toe hold
13
1
#fad11b
Kneebar
13
1
8
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Adam Wardzinski Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
11261Nelton PontesNelton PontesLReferee DecisionSpain Nat. ProABSF2016
11373Alexandre RibeiroAlexandre RibeiroLPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam AD94KGF2017
11523Tanner RiceTanner RiceLReferee DecisionEuropean Open94KGSF2017
11956Alexandre RibeiroAlexandre RibeiroLChoke from backGrand Slam LDN94KGF2017
12240Pablo PopovitchPablo PopovitchLReferee DecisionEuropean NoGi92KGSF2017
12556Felipe PenaFelipe PenaLChoke from backWorld Pro94KGF2017
12771Felipe PenaFelipe PenaLPointsACBJJ 595KGSF2017
13058Dimitrius SouzaDimitrius SouzaLPts: 6x4World Champ.94KG4F2017
13258Marcos SouzaMarcos SouzaLPts: 2x0Grand Slam TYO94KGF2017
13685Lucas BarbosaLucas BarbosaLPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam LA94KGF2017
13844Raphael SouzaLChoke from backCopenhagen OpenABSF2017
14213Guilherme AugustoGuilherme AugustoLPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam RJ94KG4F2017
14218Alexandre RibeiroAlexandre RibeiroLPts: 2x0Grand Slam RJ94KGRPC2017
14649Helton JoseHelton JoseLReferee DecisionGrand Slam AD94KGF2018
14744Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusLArmbarEuropean Open94KGSF2018
15012DJ JacksonDJ JacksonLPts: 0x0, AdvSpain Nat. Pro94KGF2018
15033Jaime CanutoJaime CanutoLPts: 2x2, AdvSwiss Nat. ProABSF2018
15305Paulo PintoLPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam LDN94KGSF2018
15634Felipe PenaFelipe PenaLBow and arrowACBJJ 1295KGSPF2018
15945Felipe PenaFelipe PenaLPts: 4x0World Pro94KGF2018
16335Felipe PenaFelipe PenaLPts: 6x0World Champ.94KG8F2018
17206Fernando ReisFernando ReisLPts: 2x0Sao Paulo OpenABS4F2018
17302Gustavo BatistaGustavo BatistaLReferee DecisionGrand Slam LA94KGSF2018
17343R. EvangelistaR. EvangelistaLPts: 0x0, AdvKing of Mats110KGRR2018
17973Kaynan DuarteKaynan DuarteLPts: 2x0Grand Slam RJ94KGSF2018
18538Gustavo BatistaGustavo BatistaLPts: 3x0European Open94KGSF2019
19011Kaynan DuarteKaynan DuarteLToe holdGrand Slam LDN94KGF2019
19194Kaynan DuarteKaynan DuarteLPts: 2x2, AdvPan American94KGF2019
19656Kaynan DuarteKaynan DuarteLKneebarWorld Pro94KGF2019
20181Kaynan DuarteKaynan DuarteLArmbarWorld Champ.94KG4F2019
20243Rudson MateusRudson MateusLPts: 2x0King of Mats110KGRR2019
20251Jonnatas GracieJonnatas GracieLPts: 2x0King of Mats110KGRR2019
20531Helton JoseHelton JoseLPts: 0x0, AdvACB World Champ.95KGF2019
11242Burak BiterWSubmissionGreece Nat. Pro94KGSF2016
11243Piotr WojtkowskiWPointsGreece Nat. Pro94KGF2016
11244Marian KlosowskiWArm in ezekielPolish Nationals94KG4F2016
11245Radoslaw TurekWRNCPolish Nationals94KGSF2016
11246Piotr BaginskiWPointsPolish Nationals94KGF2016
11247Pawel NedziWRNCPolish NationalsABS4F2016
11248Tomasz SkorkowskiWInjuryPolish NationalsABSSF2016
11249Maciej KałuszewskiWPointsPolish NationalsABSF2016
11250Adam NiedzwiedzWRNCPoznan GalaABSSPF2016
11254Tomasz SkorowskiWEzekielOctopus Cup III94KGF2016
11255Arturo SalasWPointsSpain Nat. Pro94KGF2016
11258Antonio JuniorWPointsSpain Nat. ProABS4F2016
11260Arturo SalasWPointsSpain Nat. ProABSSF2016
11370Rodolfo BonfimWPts: 8x2Grand Slam AD94KG4F2017
11520Manuel RibamarManuel RibamarWPts: 2x0European Open94KG4F2017
11857Matheus RodriguesWChoke from backMunich Open94KGSF2017
11858Lucio RodriguesLucio RodriguesWPts: 31x2Munich Open94KGF2017
11862Gerson CarvalhoWChokeMunich OpenABS4F2017
11864Igor AraujoWToe holdMunich OpenABSSF2017
11865Igor SilvaIgor SilvaWPts: 2x0Munich OpenABSF2017
11905Vinicius NascimentoWPts: 32x0London W. OpenABSSF2017
11954Arya EsfandmazWPts: 16x2Grand Slam LDN94KGSF2017
12184Rodrigo ReisWN/ARome Open94KGSF2017
12192Mahamed AlyMahamed AlyWPts: 4x0Rome OpenABSSF2017
12193Isaque BahienseIsaque BahienseWChoke from backRome OpenABSF2017
12239Felipe ArantesWAnaconda chokeEuropean NoGi92KG4F2017
12551Diego HerzogWPts: 14x7World Pro94KG4F2017
12768Vinny MagalhaesVinny MagalhaesWPointsACBJJ 595KG4F2017
13053Tanner RiceTanner RiceWArm in ezekielWorld Champ.94KG8F2017
13257Luan AroucaWSubmissionGrand Slam TYO94KGSF2017
13682Wellinton ModenaWPts: 5x0Grand Slam LA94KG4F2017
13683Helton JoseHelton JoseWPts: 2x0Grand Slam LA94KGSF2017
13843T. JohannessenWN/ACopenhagen OpenABSSF2017
13845Diogo SampaioDiogo SampaioWInjuryCopenhagen Open94KGF2017
13848Joachim SveinsonWSubmissionCopenhagen NoGiABSSF2017
13849Sebastian BroscheWRNCCopenhagen NoGiABSF2017
13933Marek ZbrogWChoke from backGerman Nationals94KGSF2017
13934Nicolas PenzerWPointsGerman Nationals94KGF2017
13936Martin GobelWChokeGerman NationalsABS4F2017
13938Ali MonfaradiAli MonfaradiWArm in ezekielGerman NationalsABSSF2017
13939Espen MathiesenEspen MathiesenWArm in ezekielGerman NationalsABSF2017
13942Nicolas PenzerWChokeGerman NoGi91KGRR2017
13943Nicolas PenzerWPointsGerman NoGi91KGF2017
13948Martin GobelWDarce chokeGerman NoGiABSSF2017
13949Ali MonfaradiAli MonfaradiWVon Fluke chokeGerman NoGiABSF2017
14014Nicolas PenzerWChokeGerman Nat. Pro94KGSF2017
14015Gustavo SaraivaWPts: 19x0German Nat. Pro94KGF2017
14016Maciej KozakWPts: 2x0German Nat. ProABS4F2017
14017Nicolas PenzerWPts: 18x0German Nat. ProABSSF2017
14018Patryk WysokiWChoke from backGerman Nat. ProABSF2017
14205Wesley ArqueteWChoke from backGrand Slam RJ94KGR12017
14263Tyrone GonsalvesWArm in ezekielMadrid Open94KGF2017
14264Arturo SalasWArm in ezekielMadrid OpenABSSF2017
14265Mathias RibeiroWArm in ezekielMadrid OpenABSF2017
14266Vinicius GarciaVinicius GarciaWBrabo chokeMadrid NG OpenABSF2017
14387Antonio StanicWSubmissionPoznan Pro110KG4F2017
14389Maciej KozakWSubmissionPoznan Pro110KGSF2017
14391Eldar RafigaevEldar RafigaevWPts: 13x6Poznan Pro110KGF2017
14646Andre ReisWChoke from backGrand Slam AD94KG4F2018
14648Basel FamousWChoke from backGrand Slam AD94KGSF2018
14742Manuel OliveiraWChoke from backEuropean Open94KG4F2018
14767Erberth SantosErberth SantosWVerbal tapACB 1095KGSPF2018
14912Igor SilvaIgor SilvaWPts: 5x0British Nat. Pro110KGSF2018
14913M. MaciejwskiWDQBritish Nat. Pro110KGF2018
14916C. NegromonteC. NegromonteWPts: 4x2British Nat. ProABSF2018
15011Jaakko VilanderWChokeSpain Nat. Pro94KGSF2018
15021Steeve CombourgWChokeNetherlands Pro94KGF2018
15031Igor SilvaIgor SilvaWChokeSwiss Nat. Pro110KGF2018
15032Igor SilvaIgor SilvaWPts: 3x0Swiss Nat. ProABSSF2018
15303M. AbderraoufWChoke from backGrand Slam LDN94KG4F2018
15308Helton JoseHelton JoseWPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam LDN94KGRPC2018
15309Ben HodgkinsonWPts: 24x2Grand Slam LDN94KGRPC2018
15343Szymon BonkowWChoke from backACB European95KGSF2018
15344Helton JoseHelton JoseWReferee DecisionACB European95KGF2018
15349Antonio JuniorWPts: 20x0ACB EuropeanABS4F2018
15351Maciej KozakWArm in ezekielACB EuropeanABSSF2018
15352Eldar RafigaevEldar RafigaevWDQACB EuropeanABSF2018
15565Jakub MroczkowskiWCross chokePoznan Open94KGF2018
15566Tero PyylampiWChoke from backPoznan OpenABSSF2018
15568Bradley HillWPts: 18x0Poznan OpenABSF2018
15942Tanner RiceTanner RiceWReferee DecisionWorld Pro94KG4F2018
15943Matt LeightonMatt LeightonWPts: 7x0World Pro94KGSF2018
16162Stan VarshavskiyWChoke from backParis Spring OpenABSSF2018
16163Eldar RafigaevEldar RafigaevWShoulder pressureParis Spring OpenABSF2018
16164Nicolas PenzerWChoke from backParis Spring Open94KGF2018
16850Ben DysonWChokeACBJJ NG Poland95KGSF2018
16851Lukasz MichalecWPts: 7x0ACBJJ NG Poland95KGF2018
16857Sergio RiosSergio RiosWPts: 6x0ACBJJ NG PolandABSSF2018
16859Hygor BritoHygor BritoWShort chokeACBJJ NG PolandABSF2018
16867Lukasz MichalecWPts: 6x0ACBJJ Poland95KGSF2018
16868Andrzej MigajWSubmissionACBJJ Poland95KGF2018
17196Tony FerrazWChoke from backSao Paulo Open94KGSF2018
17197Andre CassioWPts: 13x0Sao Paulo Open94KGF2018
17209Advilson PereiraWRNCSao Paulo NGO91KGF2018
17304Anton MinenkoWPts: 11x2Grand Slam LA94KG3RD2018
17329Gabriel ArgesGabriel ArgesWPts: 2x0King of Mats110KGRR2018
17335Gutemberg PereiraGutemberg PereiraWPts: 2x0King of Mats110KGRR2018
17339Tanner RiceTanner RiceWPts: 2x0King of Mats110KGRR2018
17469Djati MelanWChokeADCC EU Trials88KGR22018
17471Silviu NatashaWPts: 5x0ADCC EU Trials88KG8F2018
17472Abdulbari GuseinovWPts: 12x0ADCC EU Trials88KG4F2018
17473Otto KuikkaWTriangle kimuraADCC EU Trials88KGSF2018
17474Sean CoatesWShort chokeADCC EU Trials88KGF2018
17638Kamil CzochraWPts: 12x2German Nat. Pro94KGF2018
17646Alexander NeufangWSubmissionGerman Nat. ProABSSF2018
17647Kamil CzochraWPts: 7x0German Nat. ProABSF2018
17696Samir HamidWPts: 13x0Greece Nat. Pro110KGSF2018
17697Eldar RafigaevEldar RafigaevWPts: 21x2Greece Nat. Pro110KGF2018
17889Kamil CzochraWCross chokePoland Nationals94KGF2018
17890Maciej KałuszewskiWChoke from backPoland NationalsABSR12018
17891Kornel ZapadkaWLapel chokePoland NationalsABS4F2018
17892Piotr FręchowiczWPointsPoland NationalsABSSF2018
17893Karol DzieniszewskiWPointsPoland NationalsABSF2018
17964Wesley ArqueteWPts: 4x2Grand Slam RJ94KGR12018
17967Jeferson AlmeidaWArm in ezekielGrand Slam RJ94KG8F2018
17971Gildasio OliveiraWPts: 9x0Grand Slam RJ94KG4F2018
17976Marcus RuizWChoke from backGrand Slam RJ94KGRPC2018
17977Anton MinenkoWChoke from backGrand Slam RJ94KG3RD2018
18167Christopher ThomasWN/ASeol Open94KGF2018
18169Inseong JangInseong JangWChokeSeol OpenABS4F2018
18170N/AWN/ASeol OpenABSSF2018
18171N/AWN/ASeol OpenABSF2018
18355Reinaldo FuzilWArmbarUKBJJA Open94KGF2018
18356Bradley HillWN/AUKBJJA OpenABSSF2018
18357Tommy LangakerTommy LangakerWKatagatameUKBJJA OpenABSF2018
18443Matheus GodoyWChoke from backGrand Slam AD94KG4F2019
18446Renato CardosoRenato CardosoWPts: 2x2, AdvGrand Slam AD94KGF2019
18537Charles McGuireWChoke from backEuropean Open94KG4F2019
18599Matko KvesicWPts: 15x0Slovenia Pro94KGSF2019
18600Akos SzekeresWPts: 23x0Slovenia Pro94KGF2019
18715Ruben LemosWSubmissionNetherlands Pro94KGF2019
18832Ruben LemosWN/AEU Continental94KGSF2019
18833Nicolas PenzerWN/AEU Continental94KGF2019
19009Matheus GodoyWPts: 9x2Grand Slam LDN94KGSF2019
19188Fellipe TrovoFellipe TrovoWChoke from backPan American94KG4F2019
19193Leandro LoLeandro LoWChoke from backPan American94KGSF2019
19375Almog BritschWPts: 17x0Rome Open100KGF2019
19381Almog BritschWPts: 9x0Rome OpenABS4F2019
19382Adriano CandidoWChoke from backRome OpenABSSF2019
19384Renato CardosoRenato CardosoWPts: 7x2Rome OpenABSF2019
19653Rida HaisamRida HaisamWPts: 9x2World Pro94KG4F2019
19655Basel FanousWArm in ezekielWorld Pro94KGSF2019
20175Gerard LabinskiGerard LabinskiWPts: 9x0World Champ.94KGR12019
20247Donghwa ChoiWEzekiel chokeKing of Mats110KGRR2019
20255R. EvangelistaR. EvangelistaWPts: 9x6King of Mats110KGRR2019
20527Bruno MatiasBruno MatiasWPts: 6x2ACB World Champ.95KG4F2019
20530Gustavo BatistaGustavo BatistaWPts: 2x0ACB World Champ.95KGSF2019
20539Leonardo LaraLeonardo LaraWPts: 10x2ACB World Champ.ABS4F2019
20541Victor HugoVictor HugoWPts: 2x0ACB World Champ.ABSSF2019
20704Anton MinenkoWPts: 11x0Grand Slam TYO94KGSF2019
20707Fernando ReisFernando ReisWPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam TYO94KGF2019

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