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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

86 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    33 (38%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    1 (1%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    48 (56%)
  • BY DECISION
    2 (2%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    2 (2%)

48 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Choke from back
27
13
#86e620
Choke
17
8
#5AD3D1
Arm in ezekiel
15
7
#d1212a
Submission
8
4
#fad11b
RNC
8
4
#f58822
Injury
4
2
#224aba
Ezekiel
2
1
#ff9124
Toe hold
2
1
#bf1f6c
Anaconda choke
2
1
#22c9a5
Darce choke
2
1
#fad223
Von Fluke choke
2
1
#03861f
Brabo choke
2
1
#039a1f
Verbal tap
2
1
#03b41f
Cross choke
2
1
#03c61f
Shoulder pressure
2
1
#03d61f
Short choke
2
1
48
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
21 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    6 (29%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    6 (29%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    5 (24%)
  • BY DECISION
    4 (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
11124Nelton PontesNelton PontesLReferee DecisionSpain Nat. ProABSF2016
11215Alexandre RibeiroAlexandre RibeiroLPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam AD94KGF2017
11362Tanner RiceTanner RiceLReferee DecisionEuropean Open94KGSF2017
11778Alexandre RibeiroAlexandre RibeiroLChoke from backGrand Slam LDN94KGF2017
12059Pablo PopovitchPablo PopovitchLReferee DecisionEuropean NoGi92KGSF2017
12368Felipe PenaFelipe PenaLChoke from backWorld Pro94KGF2017
12581Felipe PenaFelipe PenaLPointsACBJJ 595KGSF2017
12858Dimitrius SouzaDimitrius SouzaLPts: 6x4World Champ.94KG4F2017
13058Marcos SouzaMarcos SouzaLPts: 2x0Grand Slam Tokyo94KGF2017
13453Lucas BarbosaLucas BarbosaLPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam LA94KGF2017
13606Raphael SouzaLChoke from backCopenhagen OpenABSF2017
13961Guilherme AugustoGuilherme AugustoLPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam RJ94KG4F2017
13966Alexandre RibeiroAlexandre RibeiroLPts: 2x0Grand Slam RJ94KGRPC2017
14341Helton JoseHelton JoseLReferee DecisionGrand Slam AD94KGF2018
14436Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusLArmbarEuropean Open94KGSF2018
14691DJ JacksonDJ JacksonLPts: 0x0, AdvSpain Nat. Pro94KGF2018
14705Jaime CanutoJaime CanutoLPts: 2x2, AdvSwiss Nat. ProABSF2018
14966Paulo PintoLPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam LDN94KGSF2018
15254Felipe PenaFelipe PenaLBow and arrowACBJJ 1295KGSPF2018
15541Felipe PenaFelipe PenaLPts: 4x0World Pro94KGF2018
15924Felipe PenaFelipe PenaLPts: 6x0World Champ.94KG8F2018
11108Burak BiterWSubmissionGreece Nat. Pro94KGSF2016
11109Piotr WojtkowskiWPointsGreece Nat. Pro94KGF2016
11110Marian KlosowskiWArm in ezekielPolish Nationals94KG4F2016
11111Radoslaw TurekWRNCPolish Nationals94KGSF2016
11112Piotr BaginskiWPointsPolish Nationals94KGF2016
11113Pawel NedziWRNCPolish NationalsABS4F2016
11114Tomasz SkorkowskiWInjuryPolish NationalsABSSF2016
11115Maciej KałuszewskiWPointsPolish NationalsABSF2016
11116Adam NiedzwiedzWRNCPoznan GalaABSSPF2016
11117Tomasz SkorowskiWEzekielOctopus Cup III94KGF2016
11118Arturo SalasWPointsSpain Nat. Pro94KGF2016
11121Antonio JuniorWPointsSpain Nat. ProABS4F2016
11123Arturo SalasWPointsSpain Nat. ProABSSF2016
11212Rodolfo BonfimWPts: 8x2Grand Slam AD94KG4F2017
11359Manuel RibamarManuel RibamarWPts: 2x0European Open94KG4F2017
11681Matheus RodriguesWChoke from backMunich Open94KGSF2017
11682Lucio RodriguesLucio RodriguesWPts: 31x2Munich Open94KGF2017
11686Gerson CarvalhoWChokeMunich OpenABS4F2017
11688Igor AraujoWToe holdMunich OpenABSSF2017
11689Igor SilvaIgor SilvaWPts: 2x0Munich OpenABSF2017
11727Vinicius NascimentoWPts: 32x0London W. OpenABSSF2017
11776Arya EsfandmazWPts: 16x2Grand Slam LDN94KGSF2017
12005Rodrigo ReisWN/ARome Open94KGSF2017
12013Mahamed AlyMahamed AlyWPts: 4x0Rome OpenABSSF2017
12014Isaque BahienseIsaque BahienseWChoke from backRome OpenABSF2017
12058Felipe ArantesWAnaconda chokeEuropean NoGi92KG4F2017
12363Diego HerzogWPts: 14x7World Pro94KG4F2017
12578Vinny MagalhaesVinny MagalhaesWPointsACBJJ 595KG4F2017
12853Tanner RiceTanner RiceWArm in ezekielWorld Champ.94KG8F2017
13057Luan AroucaWSubmissionGrand Slam Tokyo94KGSF2017
13450Wellinton ModenaWPts: 5x0Grand Slam LA94KG4F2017
13451Helton JoseHelton JoseWPts: 2x0Grand Slam LA94KGSF2017
13605T. JohannessenWN/ACopenhagen OpenABSSF2017
13607Diogo SampaioDiogo SampaioWInjuryCopenhagen Open94KGF2017
13610Joachim SveinsonWSubmissionCopenhagen NoGiABSSF2017
13611Sebastian BroscheWRNCCopenhagen NoGiABSF2017
13690Marek ZbrogWChoke from backGerman Nationals94KGSF2017
13691Nicolas PenzerWPointsGerman Nationals94KGF2017
13693Martin GobelWChokeGerman NationalsABS4F2017
13695Ali MonfaradiWArm in ezekielGerman NationalsABSSF2017
13696Espen MathiesenEspen MathiesenWArm in ezekielGerman NationalsABSF2017
13699Nicolas PenzerWChokeGerman NoGi91KGRR2017
13700Nicolas PenzerWPointsGerman NoGi91KGF2017
13703Martin GobelWDarce chokeGerman NoGiABSSF2017
13704Ali MonfaradiWVon Fluke chokeGerman NoGiABSF2017
13766Nicolas PenzerWChokeGerman Nat. Pro94KGSF2017
13767Gustavo SaraivaWPts: 19x0German Nat. Pro94KGF2017
13768Maciej KozakWPts: 2x0German Nat. ProABS4F2017
13769Nicolas PenzerWPts: 18x0German Nat. ProABSSF2017
13770Patryk WysokiWChoke from backGerman Nat. ProABSF2017
13953Wesley ArqueteWChoke from backGrand Slam RJ94KGR12017
14011Tyrone GonsalvesWArm in ezekielMadrid Open94KGF2017
14012Arturo SalasWArm in ezekielMadrid OpenABSSF2017
14013Mathias RibeiroWArm in ezekielMadrid OpenABSF2017
14014Vinicius GarciaVinicius GarciaWBrabo chokeMadrid NG OpenABSF2017
14338Andre ReisWChoke from backGrand Slam AD94KG4F2018
14340Basel FamousWChoke from backGrand Slam AD94KGSF2018
14434Manuel OliveiraWChoke from backEuropean Open94KG4F2018
14459Erberth SantosErberth SantosWVerbal tapACB 1095KGSPF2018
14595Igor SilvaIgor SilvaWPts: 5x0British Nat. Pro110KGSF2018
14596M. MaciejwskiWDQBritish Nat. Pro110KGF2018
14599C. NegromonteC. NegromonteWPts: 4x2British Nat. ProABSF2018
14690Jaakko VilanderWChokeSpain Nat. Pro94KGSF2018
14698Steeve CombourgWChokeNetherlands Pro94KGF2018
14703Igor SilvaIgor SilvaWChokeSwiss Nat. Pro110KGF2018
14704Igor SilvaIgor SilvaWPts: 3x0Swiss Nat. ProABSSF2018
14964M. AbderraoufWChoke from backGrand Slam LDN94KG4F2018
14969Helton JoseHelton JoseWPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam LDN94KGRPC2018
14970Ben HodgkinsonWPts: 24x2Grand Slam LDN94KGRPC2018
15004Szymon BonkowWChoke from backACB European95KGSF2018
15005Helton JoseHelton JoseWReferee DecisionACB European95KGF2018
15006Antonio JuniorWPts: 20x0ACB EuropeanABS4F2018
15007Maciej KozakWSubmissionACB EuropeanABSSF2018
15008Eldar RafigaevWDQACB EuropeanABSF2018
15186Jakub MroczkowskiWCross chokePoznan Open94KGF2018
15187Tero PyylampiWChoke from backPoznan OpenABSSF2018
15189Bradley HillWPts: 18x0Poznan OpenABSF2018
15538Tanner RiceTanner RiceWReferee DecisionWorld Pro94KG4F2018
15539Matt LeightonMatt LeightonWPts: 7x0World Pro94KGSF2018
15751Stan VarshavskiyWChoke from backParis Spring OpenABSSF2018
15752Eldar RafigaevWShoulder pressureParis Spring OpenABSF2018
15753Nicolas PenzerWChoke from backParis Spring Open94KGF2018
16389Ben DysonWChokeACBJJ NG Poland95KGSF2018
16390Lukasz MichalecWPts: 7x0ACBJJ NG Poland95KGF2018
16393Sergio RiosWPts: 6x0ACBJJ NG PolandABSSF2018
16395Hygor BritoHygor BritoWShort chokeACBJJ NG PolandABSF2018

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