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Adam Wardziński

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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 a 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 traveling 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 ACBJJ European Open NoGi (2019)
  • 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 NoGi 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 Open NoGi (2015 brown)
  • 1st Place UAEJJF Grand Slam, London (2016** brown)
  • 1st Place Polish Nationals (2013/2012 purple)
  • 1st Place Polish Nationals NoGi (2016 / 2015 brown, 2012 blue)
  • 1st Place IBJJF London Open (2014 brown)
  • 1st Place IBJJF London Open NoGi (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 Open NoGi (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 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

165 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    76 (46%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    3 (2%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    78 (47%)
  • BY DECISION
    3 (2%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    1 (1%)
  • BY DQ
    2 (1%)

78 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Choke from back
32
25
#86e620
Arm in ezekiel
13
10
#5AD3D1
Choke
13
10
#d1212a
Submission
12
9
#fad11b
RNC
6
5
#f58822
Cross choke
3
2
#224aba
Short choke
3
2
#ff9124
Armbar
1
1
#bf1f6c
Katagatame
1
1
#22c9a5
Ezekiel
1
1
#fad223
Ezekiel choke
1
1
#03861f
Triangle
1
1
#039a1f
Shoulder lock
1
1
#03b41f
Toe hold
1
1
#03c61f
Anaconda choke
1
1
#03d61f
Darce choke
1
1
#03f61f
Von Fluke choke
1
1
#82ff5f
Brabo choke
1
1
#a4ff5f
Verbal tap
1
1
#dbff5f
Shoulder pressure
1
1
Triangle kimura
1
1
Lapel choke
1
1
78
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
36 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    12 (33%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    10 (28%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    9 (25%)
  • BY DECISION
    5 (14%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

9 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
Choke from back
33
3
#86e620
Armbar
22
2
#5AD3D1
Bow and arrow
11
1
#d1212a
Toe hold
11
1
#fad11b
Kneebar
11
1
#f58822
Arm in guillotine
11
1
9
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Adam Wardzinski Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
11281Nelton PontesNelton PontesLReferee DecisionSpain Nat. ProABSF2016
11397Alexandre RibeiroAlexandre RibeiroLPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam AD94KGF2017
11549Tanner RiceTanner RiceLReferee DecisionEuropean Open94KGSF2017
11988Alexandre RibeiroAlexandre RibeiroLChoke from backGrand Slam LDN94KGF2017
12272Pablo PopovitchPablo PopovitchLReferee DecisionEuropean NoGi92KGSF2017
12590Felipe PenaFelipe PenaLChoke from backWorld Pro94KGF2017
12805Felipe PenaFelipe PenaLPointsACBJJ 595KGSF2017
13094Dimitrius SouzaDimitrius SouzaLPts: 6x4World Champ.94KG4F2017
13295Marcos SouzaMarcos SouzaLPts: 2x0Grand Slam TYO94KGF2017
13723Lucas BarbosaLucas BarbosaLPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam LA94KGF2017
13882Raphael SouzaLChoke from backCopenhagen OpenABSF2017
14254Guilherme AugustoGuilherme AugustoLPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam RJ94KG4F2017
14259Alexandre RibeiroAlexandre RibeiroLPts: 2x0Grand Slam RJ94KGRPC2017
14709Helton JoseHelton JoseLReferee DecisionGrand Slam AD94KGF2018
14803Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusLArmbarEuropean Open94KGSF2018
15071DJ JacksonDJ JacksonLPts: 0x0, AdvSpain Nat. Pro94KGF2018
15092Jaime CanutoJaime CanutoLPts: 2x2, AdvSwiss Nat. ProABSF2018
15364Paulo PintoLPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam LDN94KGSF2018
15693Felipe PenaFelipe PenaLBow and arrowACBJJ 1295KGSPF2018
16004Felipe PenaFelipe PenaLPts: 4x0World Pro94KGF2018
16394Felipe PenaFelipe PenaLPts: 6x0World Champ.94KG8F2018
17274Fernando ReisFernando ReisLPts: 2x0Sao Paulo OpenABS4F2018
17370Gustavo BatistaGustavo BatistaLReferee DecisionGrand Slam LA94KGSF2018
17411R. EvangelistaR. EvangelistaLPts: 0x0, AdvKing of Mats110KGRR2018
18051Kaynan DuarteKaynan DuarteLPts: 2x0Grand Slam RJ94KGSF2018
18619Gustavo BatistaGustavo BatistaLPts: 3x0European Open94KGSF2019
19100Kaynan DuarteKaynan DuarteLToe holdGrand Slam LDN94KGF2019
19283Kaynan DuarteKaynan DuarteLPts: 2x2, AdvPan American94KGF2019
19751Kaynan DuarteKaynan DuarteLKneebarWorld Pro94KGF2019
20276Kaynan DuarteKaynan DuarteLArmbarWorld Champ.94KG4F2019
20338Rudson MateusRudson MateusLPts: 2x0King of Mats110KGRR2019
20346Jonnatas GracieJonnatas GracieLPts: 2x0King of Mats110KGRR2019
20629Helton JoseHelton JoseLPts: 0x0, AdvACB World Champ.95KGF2019
21339Josh HingerJosh HingerLArm in guillotineADCC88KG4F2019
21612Marcelo GomideMarcelo GomideLPts: 6x2European NoGiABS4F2019
21732Luan AzevedoLuan AzevedoLPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam RJ94KGF2019
11262Burak BiterWSubmissionGreece Nat. Pro94KGSF2016
11263Piotr WojtkowskiWPointsGreece Nat. Pro94KGF2016
11264Marian KlosowskiWArm in ezekielPolish Nationals94KG4F2016
11265Radoslaw TurekWRNCPolish Nationals94KGSF2016
11266Piotr BaginskiWPointsPolish Nationals94KGF2016
11267Pawel NedziWRNCPolish NationalsABS4F2016
11268Tomasz SkorkowskiWInjuryPolish NationalsABSSF2016
11269Maciej KałuszewskiWPointsPolish NationalsABSF2016
11270Adam NiedzwiedzWRNCPoznan GalaABSSPF2016
11274Tomasz SkorowskiWEzekielOctopus Cup III94KGF2016
11275Arturo SalasWPointsSpain Nat. Pro94KGF2016
11278Antonio JuniorWPointsSpain Nat. ProABS4F2016
11280Arturo SalasWPointsSpain Nat. ProABSSF2016
11394Rodolfo BonfimWPts: 8x2Grand Slam AD94KG4F2017
11546Manuel RibamarManuel RibamarWPts: 2x0European Open94KG4F2017
11889Matheus RodriguesWChoke from backMunich Open94KGSF2017
11890Lucio RodriguesLucio RodriguesWPts: 31x2Munich Open94KGF2017
11894Gerson CarvalhoWChokeMunich OpenABS4F2017
11896Igor AraujoWToe holdMunich OpenABSSF2017
11897Igor SilvaIgor SilvaWPts: 2x0Munich OpenABSF2017
11937Vinicius NascimentoWPts: 32x0London W. OpenABSSF2017
11986Arya EsfandmazWPts: 16x2Grand Slam LDN94KGSF2017
12216Rodrigo ReisWN/ARome Open94KGSF2017
12224Mahamed AlyMahamed AlyWPts: 4x0Rome OpenABSSF2017
12225Isaque BahienseIsaque BahienseWChoke from backRome OpenABSF2017
12271Felipe ArantesWAnaconda chokeEuropean NoGi92KG4F2017
12585Diego HerzogWPts: 14x7World Pro94KG4F2017
12802Vinny MagalhaesVinny MagalhaesWPointsACBJJ 595KG4F2017
13089Tanner RiceTanner RiceWArm in ezekielWorld Champ.94KG8F2017
13294Luan AroucaWSubmissionGrand Slam TYO94KGSF2017
13720Wellinton ModenaWPts: 5x0Grand Slam LA94KG4F2017
13721Helton JoseHelton JoseWPts: 2x0Grand Slam LA94KGSF2017
13881T. JohannessenWN/ACopenhagen OpenABSSF2017
13883Diogo SampaioDiogo SampaioWInjuryCopenhagen Open94KGF2017
13886Joachim SveinsonWSubmissionCopenhagen NoGiABSSF2017
13887Sebastian BroscheWRNCCopenhagen NoGiABSF2017
13971Marek ZbrogWChoke from backGerman Nationals94KGSF2017
13972Nicolas PenzerWPointsGerman Nationals94KGF2017
13974Martin GobelWChokeGerman NationalsABS4F2017
13976Ali MonfaradiAli MonfaradiWArm in ezekielGerman NationalsABSSF2017
13977Espen MathiesenEspen MathiesenWArm in ezekielGerman NationalsABSF2017
13980Nicolas PenzerWChokeGerman NoGi91KGRR2017
13981Nicolas PenzerWPointsGerman NoGi91KGF2017
13986Martin GobelWDarce chokeGerman NoGiABSSF2017
13987Ali MonfaradiAli MonfaradiWVon Fluke chokeGerman NoGiABSF2017
14055Nicolas PenzerWChokeGerman Nat. Pro94KGSF2017
14056Gustavo SaraivaWPts: 19x0German Nat. Pro94KGF2017
14057Maciej KozakWPts: 2x0German Nat. ProABS4F2017
14058Nicolas PenzerWPts: 18x0German Nat. ProABSSF2017
14059Patryk WysokiWChoke from backGerman Nat. ProABSF2017
14246Wesley ArqueteWChoke from backGrand Slam RJ94KGR12017
14304Tyrone GonsalvesWArm in ezekielMadrid Open94KGF2017
14305Arturo SalasWArm in ezekielMadrid OpenABSSF2017
14306Mathias RibeiroWArm in ezekielMadrid OpenABSF2017
14307Vinicius GarciaVinicius GarciaWBrabo chokeMadrid NG OpenABSF2017
14432Antonio StanicWSubmissionPoznan Pro110KG4F2017
14434Maciej KozakWSubmissionPoznan Pro110KGSF2017
14436Eldar RafigaevEldar RafigaevWPts: 13x6Poznan Pro110KGF2017
14706Andre ReisWChoke from backGrand Slam AD94KG4F2018
14708Basel FamousWChoke from backGrand Slam AD94KGSF2018
14801Manuel OliveiraWChoke from backEuropean Open94KG4F2018
14826Erberth SantosErberth SantosWVerbal tapACB 1095KGSPF2018
14971Igor SilvaIgor SilvaWPts: 5x0British Nat. Pro110KGSF2018
14972M. MaciejwskiWDQBritish Nat. Pro110KGF2018
14975C. NegromonteC. NegromonteWPts: 4x2British Nat. ProABSF2018
15070Jaakko VilanderWChokeSpain Nat. Pro94KGSF2018
15080Steeve CombourgWChokeNetherlands Pro94KGF2018
15090Igor SilvaIgor SilvaWChokeSwiss Nat. Pro110KGF2018
15091Igor SilvaIgor SilvaWPts: 3x0Swiss Nat. ProABSSF2018
15362M. AbderraoufWChoke from backGrand Slam LDN94KG4F2018
15367Helton JoseHelton JoseWPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam LDN94KGRPC2018
15368Ben HodgkinsonWPts: 24x2Grand Slam LDN94KGRPC2018
15402Szymon BonkowWChoke from backACB European95KGSF2018
15403Helton JoseHelton JoseWReferee DecisionACB European95KGF2018
15408Antonio JuniorWPts: 20x0ACB EuropeanABS4F2018
15410Maciej KozakWArm in ezekielACB EuropeanABSSF2018
15411Eldar RafigaevEldar RafigaevWDQACB EuropeanABSF2018
15624Jakub MroczkowskiWCross chokePoznan Open94KGF2018
15625Tero PyylampiWChoke from backPoznan OpenABSSF2018
15627Bradley HillWPts: 18x0Poznan OpenABSF2018
16001Tanner RiceTanner RiceWReferee DecisionWorld Pro94KG4F2018
16002Matt LeightonMatt LeightonWPts: 7x0World Pro94KGSF2018
16221Stan VarshavskiyWChoke from backParis Spring OpenABSSF2018
16222Eldar RafigaevEldar RafigaevWShoulder pressureParis Spring OpenABSF2018
16223Nicolas PenzerWChoke from backParis Spring Open94KGF2018
16910Ben DysonWChokeACBJJ NG Poland95KGSF2018
16911Lukasz MichalecWPts: 7x0ACBJJ NG Poland95KGF2018
16917Sergio RiosSergio RiosWPts: 6x0ACBJJ NG PolandABSSF2018
16919Hygor BritoHygor BritoWShort chokeACBJJ NG PolandABSF2018
16927Lukasz MichalecWPts: 6x0ACBJJ Poland95KGSF2018
16928Andrzej MigajWSubmissionACBJJ Poland95KGF2018
17264Tony FerrazWChoke from backSao Paulo Open94KGSF2018
17265Andre CassioWPts: 13x0Sao Paulo Open94KGF2018
17277Advilson PereiraWRNCSao Paulo NGO91KGF2018
17372Anton MinenkoWPts: 11x2Grand Slam LA94KG3RD2018
17397Gabriel ArgesGabriel ArgesWPts: 2x0King of Mats110KGRR2018
17403Gutemberg PereiraGutemberg PereiraWPts: 2x0King of Mats110KGRR2018
17407Tanner RiceTanner RiceWPts: 2x0King of Mats110KGRR2018
17542Djati MelanWChokeADCC EU Trials88KGR22018
17544Silviu NatashaWPts: 5x0ADCC EU Trials88KG8F2018
17545Abdulbari GuseinovWPts: 12x0ADCC EU Trials88KG4F2018
17546Otto KuikkaWTriangle kimuraADCC EU Trials88KGSF2018
17547Sean CoatesWShort chokeADCC EU Trials88KGF2018
17712Kamil CzochraWPts: 12x2German Nat. Pro94KGF2018
17720Alexander NeufangWSubmissionGerman Nat. ProABSSF2018
17721Kamil CzochraWPts: 7x0German Nat. ProABSF2018
17774Samir HamidWPts: 13x0Greece Nat. Pro110KGSF2018
17775Eldar RafigaevEldar RafigaevWPts: 21x2Greece Nat. Pro110KGF2018
17967Kamil CzochraWCross chokePoland Nationals94KGF2018
17968Maciej KałuszewskiWChoke from backPoland NationalsABSR12018
17969Kornel ZapadkaWLapel chokePoland NationalsABS4F2018
17970Piotr FręchowiczWPointsPoland NationalsABSSF2018
17971Karol DzieniszewskiWPointsPoland NationalsABSF2018
18042Wesley ArqueteWPts: 4x2Grand Slam RJ94KGR12018
18045Jeferson AlmeidaWArm in ezekielGrand Slam RJ94KG8F2018
18049Gildasio OliveiraWPts: 9x0Grand Slam RJ94KG4F2018
18054Marcus RuizWChoke from backGrand Slam RJ94KGRPC2018
18055Anton MinenkoWChoke from backGrand Slam RJ94KG3RD2018
18245Christopher ThomasWN/ASeol Open94KGF2018
18247Inseong JangInseong JangWChokeSeol OpenABS4F2018
18248N/AWN/ASeol OpenABSSF2018
18249N/AWN/ASeol OpenABSF2018
18433Reinaldo FuzilWArmbarUKBJJA Open94KGF2018
18434Bradley HillWN/AUKBJJA OpenABSSF2018
18435Tommy LangakerTommy LangakerWKatagatameUKBJJA OpenABSF2018
18524Matheus GodoyMatheus GodoyWChoke from backGrand Slam AD94KG4F2019
18527Renato CardosoRenato CardosoWPts: 2x2, AdvGrand Slam AD94KGF2019
18618Charles McGuireWChoke from backEuropean Open94KG4F2019
18680Matko KvesicWPts: 15x0Slovenia Pro94KGSF2019
18681Akos SzekeresWPts: 23x0Slovenia Pro94KGF2019
18804Ruben LemosWSubmissionNetherlands Pro94KGF2019
18921Ruben LemosWN/AEU Continental94KGSF2019
18922Nicolas PenzerWN/AEU Continental94KGF2019
19098Matheus GodoyMatheus GodoyWPts: 9x2Grand Slam LDN94KGSF2019
19277Fellipe TrovoFellipe TrovoWChoke from backPan American94KG4F2019
19282Leandro LoLeandro LoWChoke from backPan American94KGSF2019
19471Almog BritschWPts: 17x0Rome Open100KGF2019
19477Almog BritschWPts: 9x0Rome OpenABS4F2019
19478Adriano CandidoWChoke from backRome OpenABSSF2019
19480Renato CardosoRenato CardosoWPts: 7x2Rome OpenABSF2019
19748Rida HaisamRida HaisamWPts: 9x2World Pro94KG4F2019
19750Basel FanousWArm in ezekielWorld Pro94KGSF2019
20270Gerard LabinskiGerard LabinskiWPts: 9x0World Champ.94KGR12019
20342Donghwa ChoiWEzekiel chokeKing of Mats110KGRR2019
20350R. EvangelistaR. EvangelistaWPts: 9x6King of Mats110KGRR2019
20625Bruno MatiasBruno MatiasWPts: 6x2ACB World Champ.95KG4F2019
20628Gustavo BatistaGustavo BatistaWPts: 2x0ACB World Champ.95KGSF2019
20637Leonardo LaraLeonardo LaraWPts: 10x2ACB World Champ.ABS4F2019
20639Victor HugoVictor HugoWPts: 2x0ACB World Champ.ABSSF2019
20808Anton MinenkoWPts: 11x0Grand Slam TYO94KGSF2019
20811Fernando ReisFernando ReisWPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam TYO94KGF2019
21334Michael PerezMichael PerezWReferee DecisionADCC88KGR12019
21553Sean CoatesWChoke from backRome Open94KGSF2019
21554Max BickertonWPts: 28x0Rome Open94KGF2019
21555Burak SarmanWChoke from backRome OpenABSR12019
21557Adriano AraujoWTriangleRome OpenABS4F2019
21558Almog BritschWShoulder lockRome OpenABSSF2019
21560Ali MonfaradiAli MonfaradiWChoke from backRome OpenABSF2019
21594Hygor BritoHygor BritoWPts: 2x0European NoGi91KG4F2019
21596Santeri LiliusWPts: 13x9European NoGi91KGSF2019
21605Italo MouraItalo MouraWPts: 3x2European NoGiABSR12019
21608Helton JoseHelton JoseWPenEuropean NoGiABSR22019
21724Thiago DalcolWSubmissionGrand Slam RJ94KGR12019
21728Marcus JuniorWPts: 9x0Grand Slam RJ94KG4F2019
21731Pedro EliasPedro EliasWPts: 9x0Grand Slam RJ94KGSF2019

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