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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

82 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    31 (38%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    1 (1%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    46 (56%)
  • BY DECISION
    2 (2%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    2 (2%)

46 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Choke from back
28
13
#86e620
Choke
15
7
#5AD3D1
Arm in ezekiel
15
7
#d1212a
RNC
9
4
#fad11b
Submission
9
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
46
(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
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
11121Nelton PontesNelton PontesLReferee DecisionSpain Nat. ProABSF2016
11212Alexandre RibeiroAlexandre RibeiroLPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam AD94KGF2017
11359Tanner RiceTanner RiceLReferee DecisionEuropean Open94KGSF2017
11769Alexandre RibeiroAlexandre RibeiroLChoke from backGrand Slam LDN94KGF2017
12050Pablo PopovitchPablo PopovitchLReferee DecisionEuropean NoGi92KGSF2017
12359Felipe PenaFelipe PenaLChoke from backWorld Pro94KGF2017
12570Felipe PenaFelipe PenaLPointsACBJJ 595KGSF2017
12847Dimitrius SouzaDimitrius SouzaLPts: 6x4World Champ.94KG4F2017
13046Marcos SouzaMarcos SouzaLPts: 2x0Grand Slam Tokyo94KGF2017
13430Lucas BarbosaLucas BarbosaLPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam LA94KGF2017
13582Raphael SouzaLChoke from backCopenhagen OpenABSF2017
13933Guilherme AugustoGuilherme AugustoLPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam RJ94KG4F2017
13938Alexandre RibeiroAlexandre RibeiroLPts: 2x0Grand Slam RJ94KGRPC2017
14310Helton JoseHelton JoseLReferee DecisionGrand Slam AD94KGF2018
14405Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusLArmbarEuropean Open94KGSF2018
14659DJ JacksonDJ JacksonLPts: 0x0, AdvSpain Nat. Pro94KGF2018
14673Jaime CanutoJaime CanutoLPts: 2x2, AdvSwiss Nat. ProABSF2018
14934Paulo PintoLPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam LDN94KGSF2018
15219Felipe PenaFelipe PenaLBow and arrowACBJJ 1295KGSPF2018
15494Felipe PenaFelipe PenaLPts: 4x0World Pro94KGF2018
15858Felipe PenaFelipe PenaLPts: 6x0World Champ.94KG8F2018
11105Burak BiterWSubmissionGreece Nat. Pro94KGSF2016
11106Piotr WojtkowskiWPointsGreece Nat. Pro94KGF2016
11107Marian KlosowskiWArm in ezekielPolish Nationals94KG4F2016
11108Radoslaw TurekWRNCPolish Nationals94KGSF2016
11109Piotr BaginskiWPointsPolish Nationals94KGF2016
11110Pawel NedziWRNCPolish NationalsABS4F2016
11111Tomasz SkorkowskiWInjuryPolish NationalsABSSF2016
11112Maciej KałuszewskiWPointsPolish NationalsABSF2016
11113Adam NiedzwiedzWRNCPoznan GalaABSSPF2016
11114Tomasz SkorowskiWEzekielOctopus Cup III94KGF2016
11115Arturo SalasWPointsSpain Nat. Pro94KGF2016
11118Antonio JuniorWPointsSpain Nat. ProABS4F2016
11120Arturo SalasWPointsSpain Nat. ProABSSF2016
11209Rodolfo BonfimWPts: 8x2Grand Slam AD94KG4F2017
11356Manuel RibamarManuel RibamarWPts: 2x0European Open94KG4F2017
11672Matheus RodriguesWChoke from backMunich Open94KGSF2017
11673Lucio RodriguesLucio RodriguesWPts: 31x2Munich Open94KGF2017
11677Gerson CarvalhoWChokeMunich OpenABS4F2017
11679Igor AraujoWToe holdMunich OpenABSSF2017
11680Igor SilvaIgor SilvaWPts: 2x0Munich OpenABSF2017
11718Vinicius NascimentoWPts: 32x0London W. OpenABSSF2017
11767Arya EsfandmazWPts: 16x2Grand Slam LDN94KGSF2017
11996Rodrigo ReisWN/ARome Open94KGSF2017
12004Mahamed AlyMahamed AlyWPts: 4x0Rome OpenABSSF2017
12005Isaque BahienseIsaque BahienseWChoke from backRome OpenABSF2017
12049Felipe ArantesWAnaconda chokeEuropean NoGi92KG4F2017
12354Diego HerzogWPts: 14x7World Pro94KG4F2017
12567Vinny MagalhaesVinny MagalhaesWPointsACBJJ 595KG4F2017
12842Tanner RiceTanner RiceWArm in ezekielWorld Champ.94KG8F2017
13045Luan AroucaWSubmissionGrand Slam Tokyo94KGSF2017
13427Wellinton ModenaWPts: 5x0Grand Slam LA94KG4F2017
13428Helton JoseHelton JoseWPts: 2x0Grand Slam LA94KGSF2017
13581T. JohannessenWN/ACopenhagen OpenABSSF2017
13583Diogo SampaioDiogo SampaioWInjuryCopenhagen Open94KGF2017
13586Joachim SveinsonWSubmissionCopenhagen NoGiABSSF2017
13587Sebastian BroscheWRNCCopenhagen NoGiABSF2017
13666Marek ZbrogWChoke from backGerman Nationals94KGSF2017
13667Nicolas PenzerWPointsGerman Nationals94KGF2017
13669Martin GobelWChokeGerman NationalsABS4F2017
13671Ali MonfaradiWArm in ezekielGerman NationalsABSSF2017
13672Espen MathiesenEspen MathiesenWArm in ezekielGerman NationalsABSF2017
13675Nicolas PenzerWChokeGerman NoGi91KGRR2017
13676Nicolas PenzerWPointsGerman NoGi91KGF2017
13679Martin GobelWDarce chokeGerman NoGiABSSF2017
13680Ali MonfaradiWVon Fluke chokeGerman NoGiABSF2017
13739Nicolas PenzerWChokeGerman Nat. Pro94KGSF2017
13740Gustavo SaraivaWPts: 19x0German Nat. Pro94KGF2017
13741Maciej KozakWPts: 2x0German Nat. ProABS4F2017
13742Nicolas PenzerWPts: 18x0German Nat. ProABSSF2017
13743Patryk WysokiWChoke from backGerman Nat. ProABSF2017
13925Wesley ArqueteWChoke from backGrand Slam RJ94KGR12017
13982Tyrone GonsalvesWArm in ezekielMadrid Open94KGF2017
13983Arturo SalasWArm in ezekielMadrid OpenABSSF2017
13984Mathias RibeiroWArm in ezekielMadrid OpenABSF2017
13985Vinicius GarciaVinicius GarciaWBrabo chokeMadrid NG OpenABSF2017
14307Andre ReisWChoke from backGrand Slam AD94KG4F2018
14309Basel FamousWChoke from backGrand Slam AD94KGSF2018
14403Manuel OliveiraWChoke from backEuropean Open94KG4F2018
14428Erberth SantosErberth SantosWVerbal tapACB 1095KGSPF2018
14564Igor SilvaIgor SilvaWPts: 5x0British Nat. Pro110KGSF2018
14565M. MaciejwskiWDQBritish Nat. Pro110KGF2018
14568C. NegromonteC. NegromonteWPts: 4x2British Nat. ProABSF2018
14658Jaakko VilanderWChokeSpain Nat. Pro94KGSF2018
14666Steeve CombourgWChokeNetherlands Pro94KGF2018
14671Igor SilvaIgor SilvaWChokeSwiss Nat. Pro110KGF2018
14672Igor SilvaIgor SilvaWPts: 3x0Swiss Nat. ProABSSF2018
14932M. AbderraoufWChoke from backGrand Slam LDN94KG4F2018
14937Helton JoseHelton JoseWPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam LDN94KGRPC2018
14938Ben HodgkinsonWPts: 24x2Grand Slam LDN94KGRPC2018
14972Szymon BonkowWChoke from backACB European95KGSF2018
14973Helton JoseHelton JoseWReferee DecisionACB European95KGF2018
14974Antonio JuniorWPts: 20x0ACB EuropeanABS4F2018
14975Maciej KozakWSubmissionACB EuropeanABSSF2018
14976Eldar RafigaevWDQACB EuropeanABSF2018
15152Jakub MroczkowskiWCross chokePoznan Open94KGF2018
15153Tero PyylampiWChoke from backPoznan OpenABSSF2018
15155Bradley HillWPts: 18x0Poznan OpenABSF2018
15491Tanner RiceTanner RiceWReferee DecisionWorld Pro94KG4F2018
15492Matt LeightonMatt LeightonWPts: 7x0World Pro94KGSF2018
15685Stan VarshavskiyWChoke from backParis Spring OpenABSSF2018
15686Eldar RafigaevWShoulder pressureParis Spring OpenABSF2018
15687Nicolas PenzerWChoke from backParis Spring Open94KGF2018

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