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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

143 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    64 (45%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    2 (1%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    71 (50%)
  • BY DECISION
    2 (1%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    2 (1%)

71 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Choke from back
31
22
#86e620
Choke
14
10
#5AD3D1
Arm in ezekiel
14
10
#d1212a
Submission
11
8
#fad11b
RNC
7
5
#f58822
Cross choke
3
2
#224aba
Short choke
3
2
#ff9124
Katagatame
1
1
#bf1f6c
Ezekiel
1
1
#22c9a5
Toe hold
1
1
#fad223
Anaconda choke
1
1
#03861f
Darce choke
1
1
#039a1f
Von Fluke choke
1
1
#03b41f
Brabo choke
1
1
#03c61f
Verbal tap
1
1
#03d61f
Shoulder pressure
1
1
#03f61f
Triangle kimura
1
1
#82ff5f
Lapel choke
1
1
#a4ff5f
Armbar
1
1
71
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
30 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    9 (30%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    8 (27%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    8 (27%)
  • BY DECISION
    5 (17%)
  • 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
11255Nelton PontesNelton PontesLReferee DecisionSpain Nat. ProABSF2016
11367Alexandre RibeiroAlexandre RibeiroLPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam AD94KGF2017
11517Tanner RiceTanner RiceLReferee DecisionEuropean Open94KGSF2017
11950Alexandre RibeiroAlexandre RibeiroLChoke from backGrand Slam LDN94KGF2017
12234Pablo PopovitchPablo PopovitchLReferee DecisionEuropean NoGi92KGSF2017
12550Felipe PenaFelipe PenaLChoke from backWorld Pro94KGF2017
12765Felipe PenaFelipe PenaLPointsACBJJ 595KGSF2017
13052Dimitrius SouzaDimitrius SouzaLPts: 6x4World Champ.94KG4F2017
13252Marcos SouzaMarcos SouzaLPts: 2x0Grand Slam Tokyo94KGF2017
13679Lucas BarbosaLucas BarbosaLPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam LA94KGF2017
13838Raphael SouzaLChoke from backCopenhagen OpenABSF2017
14207Guilherme AugustoGuilherme AugustoLPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam RJ94KG4F2017
14212Alexandre RibeiroAlexandre RibeiroLPts: 2x0Grand Slam RJ94KGRPC2017
14643Helton JoseHelton JoseLReferee DecisionGrand Slam AD94KGF2018
14738Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusLArmbarEuropean Open94KGSF2018
15004DJ JacksonDJ JacksonLPts: 0x0, AdvSpain Nat. Pro94KGF2018
15025Jaime CanutoJaime CanutoLPts: 2x2, AdvSwiss Nat. ProABSF2018
15297Paulo PintoLPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam LDN94KGSF2018
15626Felipe PenaFelipe PenaLBow and arrowACBJJ 1295KGSPF2018
15937Felipe PenaFelipe PenaLPts: 4x0World Pro94KGF2018
16327Felipe PenaFelipe PenaLPts: 6x0World Champ.94KG8F2018
17197Fernando ReisFernando ReisLPts: 2x0Sao Paulo OpenABS4F2018
17293Gustavo BatistaGustavo BatistaLReferee DecisionGrand Slam LA94KGSF2018
17334R. EvangelistaR. EvangelistaLPts: 0x0, AdvKing of Mats110KGRR2018
17966Kaynan DuarteKaynan DuarteLPts: 2x0Grand Slam RJ94KGSF2018
18531Gustavo BatistaGustavo BatistaLPts: 3x0European Open94KGSF2019
19002Kaynan DuarteKaynan DuarteLToe holdGrand Slam LDN94KGF2019
19185Kaynan DuarteKaynan DuarteLPts: 2x2, AdvPan American94KGF2019
19647Kaynan DuarteKaynan DuarteLKneebarWorld Pro94KGF2019
20164Kaynan DuarteKaynan DuarteLArmbarWorld Champ.94KG4F2019
11236Burak BiterWSubmissionGreece Nat. Pro94KGSF2016
11237Piotr WojtkowskiWPointsGreece Nat. Pro94KGF2016
11238Marian KlosowskiWArm in ezekielPolish Nationals94KG4F2016
11239Radoslaw TurekWRNCPolish Nationals94KGSF2016
11240Piotr BaginskiWPointsPolish Nationals94KGF2016
11241Pawel NedziWRNCPolish NationalsABS4F2016
11242Tomasz SkorkowskiWInjuryPolish NationalsABSSF2016
11243Maciej KałuszewskiWPointsPolish NationalsABSF2016
11244Adam NiedzwiedzWRNCPoznan GalaABSSPF2016
11248Tomasz SkorowskiWEzekielOctopus Cup III94KGF2016
11249Arturo SalasWPointsSpain Nat. Pro94KGF2016
11252Antonio JuniorWPointsSpain Nat. ProABS4F2016
11254Arturo SalasWPointsSpain Nat. ProABSSF2016
11364Rodolfo BonfimWPts: 8x2Grand Slam AD94KG4F2017
11514Manuel RibamarManuel RibamarWPts: 2x0European Open94KG4F2017
11851Matheus RodriguesWChoke from backMunich Open94KGSF2017
11852Lucio RodriguesLucio RodriguesWPts: 31x2Munich Open94KGF2017
11856Gerson CarvalhoWChokeMunich OpenABS4F2017
11858Igor AraujoWToe holdMunich OpenABSSF2017
11859Igor SilvaIgor SilvaWPts: 2x0Munich OpenABSF2017
11899Vinicius NascimentoWPts: 32x0London W. OpenABSSF2017
11948Arya EsfandmazWPts: 16x2Grand Slam LDN94KGSF2017
12178Rodrigo ReisWN/ARome Open94KGSF2017
12186Mahamed AlyMahamed AlyWPts: 4x0Rome OpenABSSF2017
12187Isaque BahienseIsaque BahienseWChoke from backRome OpenABSF2017
12233Felipe ArantesWAnaconda chokeEuropean NoGi92KG4F2017
12545Diego HerzogWPts: 14x7World Pro94KG4F2017
12762Vinny MagalhaesVinny MagalhaesWPointsACBJJ 595KG4F2017
13047Tanner RiceTanner RiceWArm in ezekielWorld Champ.94KG8F2017
13251Luan AroucaWSubmissionGrand Slam Tokyo94KGSF2017
13676Wellinton ModenaWPts: 5x0Grand Slam LA94KG4F2017
13677Helton JoseHelton JoseWPts: 2x0Grand Slam LA94KGSF2017
13837T. JohannessenWN/ACopenhagen OpenABSSF2017
13839Diogo SampaioDiogo SampaioWInjuryCopenhagen Open94KGF2017
13842Joachim SveinsonWSubmissionCopenhagen NoGiABSSF2017
13843Sebastian BroscheWRNCCopenhagen NoGiABSF2017
13927Marek ZbrogWChoke from backGerman Nationals94KGSF2017
13928Nicolas PenzerWPointsGerman Nationals94KGF2017
13930Martin GobelWChokeGerman NationalsABS4F2017
13932Ali MonfaradiAli MonfaradiWArm in ezekielGerman NationalsABSSF2017
13933Espen MathiesenEspen MathiesenWArm in ezekielGerman NationalsABSF2017
13936Nicolas PenzerWChokeGerman NoGi91KGRR2017
13937Nicolas PenzerWPointsGerman NoGi91KGF2017
13942Martin GobelWDarce chokeGerman NoGiABSSF2017
13943Ali MonfaradiAli MonfaradiWVon Fluke chokeGerman NoGiABSF2017
14008Nicolas PenzerWChokeGerman Nat. Pro94KGSF2017
14009Gustavo SaraivaWPts: 19x0German Nat. Pro94KGF2017
14010Maciej KozakWPts: 2x0German Nat. ProABS4F2017
14011Nicolas PenzerWPts: 18x0German Nat. ProABSSF2017
14012Patryk WysokiWChoke from backGerman Nat. ProABSF2017
14199Wesley ArqueteWChoke from backGrand Slam RJ94KGR12017
14257Tyrone GonsalvesWArm in ezekielMadrid Open94KGF2017
14258Arturo SalasWArm in ezekielMadrid OpenABSSF2017
14259Mathias RibeiroWArm in ezekielMadrid OpenABSF2017
14260Vinicius GarciaVinicius GarciaWBrabo chokeMadrid NG OpenABSF2017
14381Antonio StanicWSubmissionPoznan Pro110KG4F2017
14383Maciej KozakWSubmissionPoznan Pro110KGSF2017
14385Eldar RafigaevWPts: 13x6Poznan Pro110KGF2017
14640Andre ReisWChoke from backGrand Slam AD94KG4F2018
14642Basel FamousWChoke from backGrand Slam AD94KGSF2018
14736Manuel OliveiraWChoke from backEuropean Open94KG4F2018
14761Erberth SantosErberth SantosWVerbal tapACB 1095KGSPF2018
14904Igor SilvaIgor SilvaWPts: 5x0British Nat. Pro110KGSF2018
14905M. MaciejwskiWDQBritish Nat. Pro110KGF2018
14908C. NegromonteC. NegromonteWPts: 4x2British Nat. ProABSF2018
15003Jaakko VilanderWChokeSpain Nat. Pro94KGSF2018
15013Steeve CombourgWChokeNetherlands Pro94KGF2018
15023Igor SilvaIgor SilvaWChokeSwiss Nat. Pro110KGF2018
15024Igor SilvaIgor SilvaWPts: 3x0Swiss Nat. ProABSSF2018
15295M. AbderraoufWChoke from backGrand Slam LDN94KG4F2018
15300Helton JoseHelton JoseWPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam LDN94KGRPC2018
15301Ben HodgkinsonWPts: 24x2Grand Slam LDN94KGRPC2018
15335Szymon BonkowWChoke from backACB European95KGSF2018
15336Helton JoseHelton JoseWReferee DecisionACB European95KGF2018
15341Antonio JuniorWPts: 20x0ACB EuropeanABS4F2018
15343Maciej KozakWArm in ezekielACB EuropeanABSSF2018
15344Eldar RafigaevWDQACB EuropeanABSF2018
15557Jakub MroczkowskiWCross chokePoznan Open94KGF2018
15558Tero PyylampiWChoke from backPoznan OpenABSSF2018
15560Bradley HillWPts: 18x0Poznan OpenABSF2018
15934Tanner RiceTanner RiceWReferee DecisionWorld Pro94KG4F2018
15935Matt LeightonMatt LeightonWPts: 7x0World Pro94KGSF2018
16154Stan VarshavskiyWChoke from backParis Spring OpenABSSF2018
16155Eldar RafigaevWShoulder pressureParis Spring OpenABSF2018
16156Nicolas PenzerWChoke from backParis Spring Open94KGF2018
16841Ben DysonWChokeACBJJ NG Poland95KGSF2018
16842Lukasz MichalecWPts: 7x0ACBJJ NG Poland95KGF2018
16848Sergio RiosSergio RiosWPts: 6x0ACBJJ NG PolandABSSF2018
16850Hygor BritoHygor BritoWShort chokeACBJJ NG PolandABSF2018
16858Lukasz MichalecWPts: 6x0ACBJJ Poland95KGSF2018
16859Andrzej MigajWSubmissionACBJJ Poland95KGF2018
17187Tony FerrazWChoke from backSao Paulo Open94KGSF2018
17188Andre CassioWPts: 13x0Sao Paulo Open94KGF2018
17200Advilson PereiraWRNCSao Paulo NGO91KGF2018
17295Anton MinenkoWPts: 11x2Grand Slam LA94KG3RD2018
17320Gabriel ArgesGabriel ArgesWPts: 2x0King of Mats110KGRR2018
17326Gutemberg PereiraGutemberg PereiraWPts: 2x0King of Mats110KGRR2018
17330Tanner RiceTanner RiceWPts: 2x0King of Mats110KGRR2018
17460Djati MelanWChokeADCC EU Trials88KGR22018
17462Silviu NatashaWPts: 5x0ADCC EU Trials88KG8F2018
17463Abdulbari GuseinovWPts: 12x0ADCC EU Trials88KG4F2018
17464Otto KuikkaWTriangle kimuraADCC EU Trials88KGSF2018
17465Sean CoatesWShort chokeADCC EU Trials88KGF2018
17629Kamil CzochraWPts: 12x2German Nat. Pro94KGF2018
17637Alexander NeufangWSubmissionGerman Nat. ProABSSF2018
17638Kamil CzochraWPts: 7x0German Nat. ProABSF2018
17687Samir HamidWPts: 13x0Greece Nat. Pro110KGSF2018
17688Eldar RafigaevWPts: 21x2Greece Nat. Pro110KGF2018
17882Kamil CzochraWCross chokePoland Nationals94KGF2018
17883Maciej KałuszewskiWChoke from backPoland NationalsABSR12018
17884Kornel ZapadkaWLapel chokePoland NationalsABS4F2018
17885Piotr FręchowiczWPointsPoland NationalsABSSF2018
17886Karol DzieniszewskiWPointsPoland NationalsABSF2018
17957Wesley ArqueteWPts: 4x2Grand Slam RJ94KGR12018
17960Jeferson AlmeidaWArm in ezekielGrand Slam RJ94KG8F2018
17964Gildasio OliveiraWPts: 9x0Grand Slam RJ94KG4F2018
17969Marcus RuizWChoke from backGrand Slam RJ94KGRPC2018
17970Anton MinenkoWChoke from backGrand Slam RJ94KG3RD2018
18160Christopher ThomasWN/ASeol Open94KGF2018
18162Inseong JangInseong JangWChokeSeol OpenABS4F2018
18163N/AWN/ASeol OpenABSSF2018
18164N/AWN/ASeol OpenABSF2018
18348Reinaldo FuzilWArmbarUKBJJA Open94KGF2018
18349Bradley HillWN/AUKBJJA OpenABSSF2018
18350Tommy LangakerTommy LangakerWKatagatameUKBJJA OpenABSF2018
18436Matheus GodoyWChoke from backGrand Slam AD94KG4F2019
18439Renato CardosoRenato CardosoWPts: 2x2, AdvGrand Slam AD94KGF2019
18530Charles McGuireWChoke from backEuropean Open94KG4F2019
18592Matko KvesicWPts: 15x0Slovenia Pro94KGSF2019
18593Akos SzekeresWPts: 23x0Slovenia Pro94KGF2019
18708Ruben LemosWSubmissionNetherlands Pro94KGF2019
18825Ruben LemosWN/AEU Continental94KGSF2019
18826Nicolas PenzerWN/AEU Continental94KGF2019
19000Matheus GodoyWPts: 9x2Grand Slam LDN94KGSF2019
19179Fellipe TrovoFellipe TrovoWChoke from backPan American94KG4F2019
19184Leandro LoLeandro LoWChoke from backPan American94KGSF2019
19364Almog BritschWPts: 17x0Rome Open100KGF2019
19370Almog BritschWPts: 9x0Rome OpenABS4F2019
19371Adriano CandidoWChoke from backRome OpenABSSF2019
19373Renato CardosoRenato CardosoWPts: 7x2Rome OpenABSF2019
19644Rida HaisamRida HaisamWPts: 9x2World Pro94KG4F2019
19646Basel FanousWArm in ezekielWorld Pro94KGSF2019
20158Gerard LabinskiGerard LabinskiWPts: 9x0World Champ.94KGR12019

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