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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 UAEJJF Spain National Pro (2016)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Rome Open Champion (2017)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF Pan Championship (2019)
  • 2nd Place UAEJJF Abu Dhabi World Pro (2017)
  • 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

137 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    61 (45%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    2 (1%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    68 (50%)
  • BY DECISION
    2 (1%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    2 (1%)

68 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Choke from back
32
22
#86e620
Choke
15
10
#5AD3D1
Arm in ezekiel
13
9
#d1212a
Submission
9
6
#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
Toe hold
1
1
68
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
28 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    9 (32%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    8 (29%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    6 (21%)
  • BY DECISION
    5 (18%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

6 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
Choke from back
50
3
#86e620
Armbar
17
1
#5AD3D1
Bow and arrow
17
1
#d1212a
Toe hold
17
1
6
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Adam Wardzinski Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
11254Nelton PontesNelton PontesLReferee DecisionSpain Nat. ProABSF2016
11365Alexandre RibeiroAlexandre RibeiroLPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam AD94KGF2017
11515Tanner RiceTanner RiceLReferee DecisionEuropean Open94KGSF2017
11948Alexandre RibeiroAlexandre RibeiroLChoke from backGrand Slam LDN94KGF2017
12232Pablo PopovitchPablo PopovitchLReferee DecisionEuropean NoGi92KGSF2017
12548Felipe PenaFelipe PenaLChoke from backWorld Pro94KGF2017
12763Felipe PenaFelipe PenaLPointsACBJJ 595KGSF2017
13050Dimitrius SouzaDimitrius SouzaLPts: 6x4World Champ.94KG4F2017
13250Marcos SouzaMarcos SouzaLPts: 2x0Grand Slam Tokyo94KGF2017
13677Lucas BarbosaLucas BarbosaLPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam LA94KGF2017
13837Raphael SouzaLChoke from backCopenhagen OpenABSF2017
14202Guilherme AugustoGuilherme AugustoLPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam RJ94KG4F2017
14207Alexandre RibeiroAlexandre RibeiroLPts: 2x0Grand Slam RJ94KGRPC2017
14611Helton JoseHelton JoseLReferee DecisionGrand Slam AD94KGF2018
14706Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusLArmbarEuropean Open94KGSF2018
14969DJ JacksonDJ JacksonLPts: 0x0, AdvSpain Nat. Pro94KGF2018
14983Jaime CanutoJaime CanutoLPts: 2x2, AdvSwiss Nat. ProABSF2018
15249Paulo PintoLPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam LDN94KGSF2018
15564Felipe PenaFelipe PenaLBow and arrowACBJJ 1295KGSPF2018
15861Felipe PenaFelipe PenaLPts: 4x0World Pro94KGF2018
16249Felipe PenaFelipe PenaLPts: 6x0World Champ.94KG8F2018
17111Fernando ReisFernando ReisLPts: 2x0Sao Paulo OpenABS4F2018
17206Gustavo BatistaGustavo BatistaLReferee DecisionGrand Slam LA94KGSF2018
17247R. EvangelistaR. EvangelistaLPts: 0x0, AdvKing of Mats110KGRR2018
17863Kaynan DuarteKaynan DuarteLPts: 2x0Grand Slam RJ94KGSF2018
18398Gustavo BatistaGustavo BatistaLPts: 3x0European Open94KGSF2019
18864Kaynan DuarteKaynan DuarteLToe holdGrand Slam LDN94KGF2019
19039Kaynan DuarteKaynan DuarteLPts: 2x2, AdvPan American94KGF2019
11235Burak BiterWSubmissionGreece Nat. Pro94KGSF2016
11236Piotr WojtkowskiWPointsGreece Nat. Pro94KGF2016
11237Marian KlosowskiWArm in ezekielPolish Nationals94KG4F2016
11238Radoslaw TurekWRNCPolish Nationals94KGSF2016
11239Piotr BaginskiWPointsPolish Nationals94KGF2016
11240Pawel NedziWRNCPolish NationalsABS4F2016
11241Tomasz SkorkowskiWInjuryPolish NationalsABSSF2016
11242Maciej KałuszewskiWPointsPolish NationalsABSF2016
11243Adam NiedzwiedzWRNCPoznan GalaABSSPF2016
11247Tomasz SkorowskiWEzekielOctopus Cup III94KGF2016
11248Arturo SalasWPointsSpain Nat. Pro94KGF2016
11251Antonio JuniorWPointsSpain Nat. ProABS4F2016
11253Arturo SalasWPointsSpain Nat. ProABSSF2016
11362Rodolfo BonfimWPts: 8x2Grand Slam AD94KG4F2017
11512Manuel RibamarManuel RibamarWPts: 2x0European Open94KG4F2017
11849Matheus RodriguesWChoke from backMunich Open94KGSF2017
11850Lucio RodriguesLucio RodriguesWPts: 31x2Munich Open94KGF2017
11854Gerson CarvalhoWChokeMunich OpenABS4F2017
11856Igor AraujoWToe holdMunich OpenABSSF2017
11857Igor SilvaIgor SilvaWPts: 2x0Munich OpenABSF2017
11897Vinicius NascimentoWPts: 32x0London W. OpenABSSF2017
11946Arya EsfandmazWPts: 16x2Grand Slam LDN94KGSF2017
12176Rodrigo ReisWN/ARome Open94KGSF2017
12184Mahamed AlyMahamed AlyWPts: 4x0Rome OpenABSSF2017
12185Isaque BahienseIsaque BahienseWChoke from backRome OpenABSF2017
12231Felipe ArantesWAnaconda chokeEuropean NoGi92KG4F2017
12543Diego HerzogWPts: 14x7World Pro94KG4F2017
12760Vinny MagalhaesVinny MagalhaesWPointsACBJJ 595KG4F2017
13045Tanner RiceTanner RiceWArm in ezekielWorld Champ.94KG8F2017
13249Luan AroucaWSubmissionGrand Slam Tokyo94KGSF2017
13674Wellinton ModenaWPts: 5x0Grand Slam LA94KG4F2017
13675Helton JoseHelton JoseWPts: 2x0Grand Slam LA94KGSF2017
13836T. JohannessenWN/ACopenhagen OpenABSSF2017
13838Diogo SampaioDiogo SampaioWInjuryCopenhagen Open94KGF2017
13841Joachim SveinsonWSubmissionCopenhagen NoGiABSSF2017
13842Sebastian BroscheWRNCCopenhagen NoGiABSF2017
13924Marek ZbrogWChoke from backGerman Nationals94KGSF2017
13925Nicolas PenzerWPointsGerman Nationals94KGF2017
13927Martin GobelWChokeGerman NationalsABS4F2017
13929Ali MonfaradiWArm in ezekielGerman NationalsABSSF2017
13930Espen MathiesenEspen MathiesenWArm in ezekielGerman NationalsABSF2017
13933Nicolas PenzerWChokeGerman NoGi91KGRR2017
13934Nicolas PenzerWPointsGerman NoGi91KGF2017
13937Martin GobelWDarce chokeGerman NoGiABSSF2017
13938Ali MonfaradiWVon Fluke chokeGerman NoGiABSF2017
14003Nicolas PenzerWChokeGerman Nat. Pro94KGSF2017
14004Gustavo SaraivaWPts: 19x0German Nat. Pro94KGF2017
14005Maciej KozakWPts: 2x0German Nat. ProABS4F2017
14006Nicolas PenzerWPts: 18x0German Nat. ProABSSF2017
14007Patryk WysokiWChoke from backGerman Nat. ProABSF2017
14194Wesley ArqueteWChoke from backGrand Slam RJ94KGR12017
14252Tyrone GonsalvesWArm in ezekielMadrid Open94KGF2017
14253Arturo SalasWArm in ezekielMadrid OpenABSSF2017
14254Mathias RibeiroWArm in ezekielMadrid OpenABSF2017
14255Vinicius GarciaVinicius GarciaWBrabo chokeMadrid NG OpenABSF2017
14608Andre ReisWChoke from backGrand Slam AD94KG4F2018
14610Basel FamousWChoke from backGrand Slam AD94KGSF2018
14704Manuel OliveiraWChoke from backEuropean Open94KG4F2018
14729Erberth SantosErberth SantosWVerbal tapACB 1095KGSPF2018
14872Igor SilvaIgor SilvaWPts: 5x0British Nat. Pro110KGSF2018
14873M. MaciejwskiWDQBritish Nat. Pro110KGF2018
14876C. NegromonteC. NegromonteWPts: 4x2British Nat. ProABSF2018
14968Jaakko VilanderWChokeSpain Nat. Pro94KGSF2018
14976Steeve CombourgWChokeNetherlands Pro94KGF2018
14981Igor SilvaIgor SilvaWChokeSwiss Nat. Pro110KGF2018
14982Igor SilvaIgor SilvaWPts: 3x0Swiss Nat. ProABSSF2018
15247M. AbderraoufWChoke from backGrand Slam LDN94KG4F2018
15252Helton JoseHelton JoseWPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam LDN94KGRPC2018
15253Ben HodgkinsonWPts: 24x2Grand Slam LDN94KGRPC2018
15287Szymon BonkowWChoke from backACB European95KGSF2018
15288Helton JoseHelton JoseWReferee DecisionACB European95KGF2018
15292Antonio JuniorWPts: 20x0ACB EuropeanABS4F2018
15293Maciej KozakWArm in ezekielACB EuropeanABSSF2018
15294Eldar RafigaevWDQACB EuropeanABSF2018
15495Jakub MroczkowskiWCross chokePoznan Open94KGF2018
15496Tero PyylampiWChoke from backPoznan OpenABSSF2018
15498Bradley HillWPts: 18x0Poznan OpenABSF2018
15858Tanner RiceTanner RiceWReferee DecisionWorld Pro94KG4F2018
15859Matt LeightonMatt LeightonWPts: 7x0World Pro94KGSF2018
16076Stan VarshavskiyWChoke from backParis Spring OpenABSSF2018
16077Eldar RafigaevWShoulder pressureParis Spring OpenABSF2018
16078Nicolas PenzerWChoke from backParis Spring Open94KGF2018
16758Ben DysonWChokeACBJJ NG Poland95KGSF2018
16759Lukasz MichalecWPts: 7x0ACBJJ NG Poland95KGF2018
16764Sergio RiosSergio RiosWPts: 6x0ACBJJ NG PolandABSSF2018
16766Hygor BritoHygor BritoWShort chokeACBJJ NG PolandABSF2018
16774Lukasz MichalecWPts: 6x0ACBJJ Poland95KGSF2018
16775Andrzej MigajWSubmissionACBJJ Poland95KGF2018
17101Tony FerrazWChoke from backSao Paulo Open94KGSF2018
17102Andre CassioWPts: 13x0Sao Paulo Open94KGF2018
17114Advilson PereiraWRNCSao Paulo NGO91KGF2018
17208Anton MinenkoWPts: 11x2Grand Slam LA94KG3RD2018
17233Gabriel ArgesGabriel ArgesWPts: 2x0King of Mats110KGRR2018
17239Gutemberg PereiraGutemberg PereiraWPts: 2x0King of Mats110KGRR2018
17243Tanner RiceTanner RiceWPts: 2x0King of Mats110KGRR2018
17373Djati MelanWChokeADCC EU Trials88KGR22018
17375Silviu NatashaWPts: 5x0ADCC EU Trials88KG8F2018
17376Abdulbari GuseinovWPts: 12x0ADCC EU Trials88KG4F2018
17377Otto KuikkaWTriangle kimuraADCC EU Trials88KGSF2018
17378Sean CoatesWShort chokeADCC EU Trials88KGF2018
17536Kamil CzochraWPts: 12x2German Nat. Pro94KGF2018
17543Alexander NeufangWSubmissionGerman Nat. ProABSSF2018
17544Kamil CzochraWPts: 7x0German Nat. ProABSF2018
17592Samir HamidWPts: 13x0Greece Nat. Pro110KGSF2018
17593Eldar RafigaevWPts: 21x2Greece Nat. Pro110KGF2018
17779Kamil CzochraWCross chokePoland Nationals94KGF2018
17780Maciej KałuszewskiWChoke from backPoland NationalsABSR12018
17781Kornel ZapadkaWLapel chokePoland NationalsABS4F2018
17782Piotr FręchowiczWPointsPoland NationalsABSSF2018
17783Karol DzieniszewskiWPointsPoland NationalsABSF2018
17854Wesley ArqueteWPts: 4x2Grand Slam RJ94KGR12018
17857Jeferson AlmeidaWArm in ezekielGrand Slam RJ94KG8F2018
17861Gildasio OliveiraWPts: 9x0Grand Slam RJ94KG4F2018
17866Marcus RuizWChoke from backGrand Slam RJ94KGRPC2018
17867Anton MinenkoWChoke from backGrand Slam RJ94KG3RD2018
18054Christopher ThomasWN/ASeol Open94KGF2018
18056Inseong JangInseong JangWChokeSeol OpenABS4F2018
18057N/AWN/ASeol OpenABSSF2018
18058N/AWN/ASeol OpenABSF2018
18240Reinaldo FuzilWArmbarUKBJJA Open94KGF2018
18241Bradley HillWN/AUKBJJA OpenABSSF2018
18242Tommy LangakerTommy LangakerWKatagatameUKBJJA OpenABSF2018
18304Matheus GodoyWChoke from backGrand Slam AD94KG4F2019
18307Renato CardosoRenato CardosoWPts: 2x2, AdvGrand Slam AD94KGF2019
18397Charles McGuireWChoke from backEuropean Open94KG4F2019
18459Matko KvesicWPts: 15x0Slovenia Pro94KGSF2019
18460Akos SzekeresWPts: 23x0Slovenia Pro94KGF2019
18572Ruben LemosWSubmissionNetherlands Pro94KGF2019
18687Ruben LemosWN/AEU Continental94KGSF2019
18688Nicolas PenzerWN/AEU Continental94KGF2019
18862Matheus GodoyWPts: 9x2Grand Slam LDN94KGSF2019
19033Fellipe TrovoFellipe TrovoWChoke from backPan American94KG4F2019
19038Leandro LoLeandro LoWChoke from backPan American94KGSF2019
19218Almog BritschWPts: 17x0Rome Open100KGF2019
19222Almog BritschWPts: 9x0Rome OpenABS4F2019
19223Adriano CandidoWChoke from backRome OpenABSSF2019
19225Renato CardosoRenato CardosoWPts: 7x2Rome OpenABSF2019

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