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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 Runner-up (2017)
  • UAEJJF Grand Slam London Runner-up (2017)
  • UAEJJF Grand Slam Abu Dhabi Runner-up (2017)
  • UAEJJF Grand Slam Tokyo Runner-up (2017)
  • IBJJF European Championship 3rd Place (2018)
  • IBJJF European No-Gi Championship 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

98 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    40 (41%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    1 (1%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    53 (54%)
  • BY DECISION
    2 (2%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    2 (2%)

53 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Choke from back
26
14
#86e620
Choke
15
8
#5AD3D1
Arm in ezekiel
13
7
#d1212a
RNC
9
5
#fad11b
Submission
9
5
#f58822
Injury
4
2
#224aba
Short choke
4
2
#ff9124
Ezekiel
2
1
#bf1f6c
Toe hold
2
1
#22c9a5
Anaconda choke
2
1
#fad223
Darce choke
2
1
#03861f
Von Fluke choke
2
1
#039a1f
Brabo choke
2
1
#03b41f
Verbal tap
2
1
#03c61f
Cross choke
2
1
#03d61f
Shoulder pressure
2
1
#03f61f
Triangle kimura
2
1
53
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
24 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    7 (29%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    7 (29%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    5 (21%)
  • BY DECISION
    5 (21%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

5 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

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

Adam Wardzinski Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
11140Nelton PontesNelton PontesLReferee DecisionSpain Nat. ProABSF2016
11231Alexandre RibeiroAlexandre RibeiroLPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam AD94KGF2017
11378Tanner RiceTanner RiceLReferee DecisionEuropean Open94KGSF2017
11794Alexandre RibeiroAlexandre RibeiroLChoke from backGrand Slam LDN94KGF2017
12075Pablo PopovitchPablo PopovitchLReferee DecisionEuropean NoGi92KGSF2017
12385Felipe PenaFelipe PenaLChoke from backWorld Pro94KGF2017
12598Felipe PenaFelipe PenaLPointsACBJJ 595KGSF2017
12875Dimitrius SouzaDimitrius SouzaLPts: 6x4World Champ.94KG4F2017
13075Marcos SouzaMarcos SouzaLPts: 2x0Grand Slam Tokyo94KGF2017
13470Lucas BarbosaLucas BarbosaLPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam LA94KGF2017
13625Raphael SouzaLChoke from backCopenhagen OpenABSF2017
13981Guilherme AugustoGuilherme AugustoLPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam RJ94KG4F2017
13986Alexandre RibeiroAlexandre RibeiroLPts: 2x0Grand Slam RJ94KGRPC2017
14360Helton JoseHelton JoseLReferee DecisionGrand Slam AD94KGF2018
14455Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusLArmbarEuropean Open94KGSF2018
14713DJ JacksonDJ JacksonLPts: 0x0, AdvSpain Nat. Pro94KGF2018
14727Jaime CanutoJaime CanutoLPts: 2x2, AdvSwiss Nat. ProABSF2018
14988Paulo PintoLPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam LDN94KGSF2018
15277Felipe PenaFelipe PenaLBow and arrowACBJJ 1295KGSPF2018
15566Felipe PenaFelipe PenaLPts: 4x0World Pro94KGF2018
15949Felipe PenaFelipe PenaLPts: 6x0World Champ.94KG8F2018
16728Vinicius TratorVinicius TratorLPts: 2x0Sao Paulo OpenABS4F2018
16822Gustavo BatistaGustavo BatistaLReferee DecisionGrand Slam LA94KGSF2018
16863R. EvangelistaR. EvangelistaLPts: 0x0, AdvKing of Mats110KGRR2018
11124Burak BiterWSubmissionGreece Nat. Pro94KGSF2016
11125Piotr WojtkowskiWPointsGreece Nat. Pro94KGF2016
11126Marian KlosowskiWArm in ezekielPolish Nationals94KG4F2016
11127Radoslaw TurekWRNCPolish Nationals94KGSF2016
11128Piotr BaginskiWPointsPolish Nationals94KGF2016
11129Pawel NedziWRNCPolish NationalsABS4F2016
11130Tomasz SkorkowskiWInjuryPolish NationalsABSSF2016
11131Maciej KałuszewskiWPointsPolish NationalsABSF2016
11132Adam NiedzwiedzWRNCPoznan GalaABSSPF2016
11133Tomasz SkorowskiWEzekielOctopus Cup III94KGF2016
11134Arturo SalasWPointsSpain Nat. Pro94KGF2016
11137Antonio JuniorWPointsSpain Nat. ProABS4F2016
11139Arturo SalasWPointsSpain Nat. ProABSSF2016
11228Rodolfo BonfimWPts: 8x2Grand Slam AD94KG4F2017
11375Manuel RibamarManuel RibamarWPts: 2x0European Open94KG4F2017
11697Matheus RodriguesWChoke from backMunich Open94KGSF2017
11698Lucio RodriguesLucio RodriguesWPts: 31x2Munich Open94KGF2017
11702Gerson CarvalhoWChokeMunich OpenABS4F2017
11704Igor AraujoWToe holdMunich OpenABSSF2017
11705Igor SilvaIgor SilvaWPts: 2x0Munich OpenABSF2017
11743Vinicius NascimentoWPts: 32x0London W. OpenABSSF2017
11792Arya EsfandmazWPts: 16x2Grand Slam LDN94KGSF2017
12021Rodrigo ReisWN/ARome Open94KGSF2017
12029Mahamed AlyMahamed AlyWPts: 4x0Rome OpenABSSF2017
12030Isaque BahienseIsaque BahienseWChoke from backRome OpenABSF2017
12074Felipe ArantesWAnaconda chokeEuropean NoGi92KG4F2017
12380Diego HerzogWPts: 14x7World Pro94KG4F2017
12595Vinny MagalhaesVinny MagalhaesWPointsACBJJ 595KG4F2017
12870Tanner RiceTanner RiceWArm in ezekielWorld Champ.94KG8F2017
13074Luan AroucaWSubmissionGrand Slam Tokyo94KGSF2017
13467Wellinton ModenaWPts: 5x0Grand Slam LA94KG4F2017
13468Helton JoseHelton JoseWPts: 2x0Grand Slam LA94KGSF2017
13624T. JohannessenWN/ACopenhagen OpenABSSF2017
13626Diogo SampaioDiogo SampaioWInjuryCopenhagen Open94KGF2017
13629Joachim SveinsonWSubmissionCopenhagen NoGiABSSF2017
13630Sebastian BroscheWRNCCopenhagen NoGiABSF2017
13710Marek ZbrogWChoke from backGerman Nationals94KGSF2017
13711Nicolas PenzerWPointsGerman Nationals94KGF2017
13713Martin GobelWChokeGerman NationalsABS4F2017
13715Ali MonfaradiWArm in ezekielGerman NationalsABSSF2017
13716Espen MathiesenEspen MathiesenWArm in ezekielGerman NationalsABSF2017
13719Nicolas PenzerWChokeGerman NoGi91KGRR2017
13720Nicolas PenzerWPointsGerman NoGi91KGF2017
13723Martin GobelWDarce chokeGerman NoGiABSSF2017
13724Ali MonfaradiWVon Fluke chokeGerman NoGiABSF2017
13786Nicolas PenzerWChokeGerman Nat. Pro94KGSF2017
13787Gustavo SaraivaWPts: 19x0German Nat. Pro94KGF2017
13788Maciej KozakWPts: 2x0German Nat. ProABS4F2017
13789Nicolas PenzerWPts: 18x0German Nat. ProABSSF2017
13790Patryk WysokiWChoke from backGerman Nat. ProABSF2017
13973Wesley ArqueteWChoke from backGrand Slam RJ94KGR12017
14031Tyrone GonsalvesWArm in ezekielMadrid Open94KGF2017
14032Arturo SalasWArm in ezekielMadrid OpenABSSF2017
14033Mathias RibeiroWArm in ezekielMadrid OpenABSF2017
14034Vinicius GarciaVinicius GarciaWBrabo chokeMadrid NG OpenABSF2017
14357Andre ReisWChoke from backGrand Slam AD94KG4F2018
14359Basel FamousWChoke from backGrand Slam AD94KGSF2018
14453Manuel OliveiraWChoke from backEuropean Open94KG4F2018
14478Erberth SantosErberth SantosWVerbal tapACB 1095KGSPF2018
14616Igor SilvaIgor SilvaWPts: 5x0British Nat. Pro110KGSF2018
14617M. MaciejwskiWDQBritish Nat. Pro110KGF2018
14620C. NegromonteC. NegromonteWPts: 4x2British Nat. ProABSF2018
14712Jaakko VilanderWChokeSpain Nat. Pro94KGSF2018
14720Steeve CombourgWChokeNetherlands Pro94KGF2018
14725Igor SilvaIgor SilvaWChokeSwiss Nat. Pro110KGF2018
14726Igor SilvaIgor SilvaWPts: 3x0Swiss Nat. ProABSSF2018
14986M. AbderraoufWChoke from backGrand Slam LDN94KG4F2018
14991Helton JoseHelton JoseWPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam LDN94KGRPC2018
14992Ben HodgkinsonWPts: 24x2Grand Slam LDN94KGRPC2018
15026Szymon BonkowWChoke from backACB European95KGSF2018
15027Helton JoseHelton JoseWReferee DecisionACB European95KGF2018
15028Antonio JuniorWPts: 20x0ACB EuropeanABS4F2018
15029Maciej KozakWSubmissionACB EuropeanABSSF2018
15030Eldar RafigaevWDQACB EuropeanABSF2018
15208Jakub MroczkowskiWCross chokePoznan Open94KGF2018
15209Tero PyylampiWChoke from backPoznan OpenABSSF2018
15211Bradley HillWPts: 18x0Poznan OpenABSF2018
15563Tanner RiceTanner RiceWReferee DecisionWorld Pro94KG4F2018
15564Matt LeightonMatt LeightonWPts: 7x0World Pro94KGSF2018
15776Stan VarshavskiyWChoke from backParis Spring OpenABSSF2018
15777Eldar RafigaevWShoulder pressureParis Spring OpenABSF2018
15778Nicolas PenzerWChoke from backParis Spring Open94KGF2018
16421Ben DysonWChokeACBJJ NG Poland95KGSF2018
16422Lukasz MichalecWPts: 7x0ACBJJ NG Poland95KGF2018
16425Sergio RiosWPts: 6x0ACBJJ NG PolandABSSF2018
16427Hygor BritoHygor BritoWShort chokeACBJJ NG PolandABSF2018
16718Tony FerrazWChoke from backSao Paulo Open94KGSF2018
16719Andre CassioWPts: 13x0Sao Paulo Open94KGF2018
16731Advilson PereiraWRNCSao Paulo NGO91KGF2018
16824Anton MinenkoWPts: 11x2Grand Slam LA94KG3RD2018
16849Gabriel ArgesGabriel ArgesWPts: 2x0King of Mats110KGRR2018
16855Gutemberg PereiraGutemberg PereiraWPts: 2x0King of Mats110KGRR2018
16859Tanner RiceTanner RiceWPts: 2x0King of Mats110KGRR2018
16978Djati MelanWSubmissionADCC EU Trials88KGR22018
16980Silviu NatashaWPts: 5x0ADCC EU Trials88KG8F2018
16981Abdulbari GuseinovWPts: 12x0ADCC EU Trials88KG4F2018
16982Otto KuikkaWTriangle kimuraADCC EU Trials88KGSF2018
16983Sean CoatesWShort chokeADCC EU Trials88KGF2018

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