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Alec Baulding is a Brazilian jiu jitsu black belt under Romero Cavalcanti, being one of the most accomplished grapplers produced by the legendary Alliance Jiu Jitsu co-founder on American soil. Baulding earned the reputation of being one of the top grapplers of his generation in the lower belts of the sport, where he conquered a world title and 2 Pan American championships.

Alec Baulding Jiu Jitsu

Full Name: Alec Jerrod Baulding

Nickname: “Cofrinho” which is the Portuguese word for “piggy bank” or “mini vault”. The name, in Portuguese slang, also relates to the split between someone’s bottom. The name became associated with Baulding both for his body type and for wearing his gi pants too low.

Lineage: Mitsuyo Maeda > Carlos Gracie > Helio Gracie > Rolls Gracie > Romero Cavalcanti > Alec Baulding

Main Achievements:

  • ADCC East Coast Trials Champion (2018)
  • IBJJF London Fall Open Champion (2017)
  • IBJJF Atlanta Winter Open Champion (2016)
  • IBJJF Dallas Open Champion (2015)
  • IBJJF European Open Championship 2nd Place (2017)
  • IBJJF Asian Open Championship 2nd Place (2016)
  • IBJJF London Fall No-Gi Open Championship 2nd Place (2017)
  • UAEJJF Grand Slam Tour – Las Vegas 3rd Place (2015)
  • IBJJF Atlanta Summer International Open 3rd Place (2015**)

Main Achievements (Colored Belts):

  • IBJJF World Champion (2010 purple)
  • IBJJF Pans Champion (2010** purple)
  • IBJJF Atlanta Winter Open Champion (2015** brown)
  • IBJJF Pans Championship 2nd Place (2011/2015 brown)

Favorite Position/Technique: Lasso Guard

Weight Division: Meio Pesado (88kg/184lbs)

Team/Association: Alliance

Alec Baulding Biography

Alec Baulding was born on April 5th, 1989 in Atlanta – Georgia, United States of America where he grew up.

During his mid teens, after years playing sports, Alec decided to do something different. He was doing well at school but wanted to practice a martial art where he could practice something out of the ordinary. Searching the web for the ideal martial art, he found taekwondo, which he did for a few months, competing in the sport at an AAU tournament as an orange belt.

While researching for the most effective martial art, Baulding often bumped into the name “Brazilian jiu jitsu” on specialized websites. The high praise received by BJJ on the web took him to sign up to a jiu jitsu club, he was 15 at the time. As there weren’t many gyms in his area, he joined Robert Shaw’s academy. Shaw, also known as the “Bull” was Romero CavalcantiRomero “Jacaré” Cavalcanti’s first American black belt, and when his academy closed down 1 year into Alec’s training, Baulding decided to join the Alliance Jiu Jitsu Academy headquarters, also in Atlanta.

After many years training at Alliance’s US HQ, Baulding unexpectedly switched camps in 2012, moving to Team Lloyd Irvin, even training at their headquarters in Camp Springs, Maryland. The spell at TLI was shortlived as Alec returned to Alliance on April 2013.

Alec Baulding received all belts by Romero Cavalcanti, including his black belt, received on June 20th, 2015.

Banner picture taken from the IBJJF FB page.

Alec Baulding Grappling Record

40 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    16 (40%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    5 (13%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    18 (45%)
  • BY DECISION
    1 (3%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

18 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Choke from back
44
8
#86e620
Submission
28
5
#5AD3D1
Clock choke
6
1
#d1212a
Armbar
6
1
#fad11b
Cross choke
6
1
#f58822
Katagatame
6
1
#224aba
Kimura
6
1
18
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
19 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    10 (53%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    3 (16%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    2 (11%)
  • BY DECISION
    2 (11%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    2 (11%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

2 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
Armbar
50
1
#86e620
Triangle
50
1
2
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Alec Baulding Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
7918Michael LieraMichael LieraLPts: 10x4Atlanta W. Open82KGSF2015
7925Guybson SaLPointsAtlanta OpenABSSF2015
8162Tanner RiceTanner RiceLReferee DecisionGrand Slam LA85KGSF2015
8177Roberto AbreuRoberto AbreuLPts: 6x0Grand Slam LAABS8F2015
9180Jaime CanutoJaime CanutoLArmbarPan American82KG8F2016
9871Diogo SampaioDiogo SampaioLReferee DecisionWorld Champ.82KGR22016
10403Claudio CalasansClaudio CalasansLPts: 2x0Asian Open88KGF2016
11411Marcos TinocoMarcos TinocoLPts: 4x2European Open82KGF2017
12908Mansher KheraMansher KheraLPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Champ.82KG8F2017
13879C. NegromonteC. NegromonteLPointsLondon Fall NG.O85KGF2017
14163Tommy LangakerTommy LangakerLTriangleSwedish OpenABSF2017
14564Nathan MendelsohnNathan MendelsohnLPts: 2x2, PenEuropean Open82KGR12018
14941Tommy LangakerTommy LangakerLAdvLondon W. Open82KGF2018
14949Tommy LangakerTommy LangakerLAdvLondon W. OpenABSF2018
15137Max LindbladMax LindbladLPts: 4x2Nordic SpringABSF2018
15228Eduardo RiosLPointsEuropean NoGi79KG4F2018
16049Josh HingerJosh HingerLPts: 6x6, PenWorld Champ.82KGR22018
16591Diego RamalhoDiego RamalhoLPts: 4x0ACBJJ Poland85KG4F2018
16922Tommy LangakerTommy LangakerLPts: 4x2Copenhagen OpenABSF2018
7917Gregory WalkerWChoke from backAtlanta W. Open82KG4F2015
7924Pedro PalharesWPointsAtlanta OpenABS4F2015
8020Pedro MelloPedro MelloWPointsDallas Open88KGSF2015
8022Marcos TinocoMarcos TinocoWChoke from backDallas Open88KGF2015
8159Ryan GolgoskyWPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam LA85KG4F2015
8164Matt BakerWClock chokeGrand Slam LA85KG3RD2015
8945Brian BeauryWArmbarAtlanta Open88KGSF2016
8947Steven PattersonWAdvAtlanta Open88KGF2016
9166Ryan GolgoskyWPts: 0x0, AdvPan American82KGR12016
10399Marcelo CortelassiWChoke from backAsian Open88KG4F2016
10402Nathan MendelsohnNathan MendelsohnWPts: 2x0Asian Open88KGSF2016
10487Joshua BowlingWPointsAtlanta S. OpenABSF2016
10488Andrew WootenWPointsAtlanta S. Open88KGF2016
11402Marcos NtumuWChoke from backEuropean Open82KG8F2017
11406Thomas OyarzunWSubmissionEuropean Open82KG4F2017
11409Isaque BahienseIsaque BahienseWChoke from backEuropean Open82KGSF2017
12899Vinicius GarciaVinicius GarciaWPts: 10x2World Champ.82KGR12017
13864Bradley HillWChoke from backLondon Fall Open88KG4F2017
13865Sebastian BroscheSebastian BroscheWPointsLondon Fall Open88KGSF2017
13866Isaac DullWAdvLondon Fall Open88KGF2017
13876Sergio RiosWPointsLondon Fall NG.O85KG4F2017
13877Isaac DullWPointsLondon Fall NG.O85KGSF2017
14153Daniel HaglindWSubmissionSwedish Open88KGSF2017
14154Joachim SvensonWSubmissionSwedish Open88KGF2017
14156Martin SvensonWCross chokeSwedish OpenABSR12017
14158Max LindbladMax LindbladWPts: 0x0, AdvSwedish OpenABS4F2017
14161Thomas JohansenWKatagatameSwedish OpenABSSF2017
14940Eduardo SilvaWN/ALondon W. Open82KGRR2018
14948S. VarshavskiyWN/ALondon W. OpenABSRR2018
15134Ricard CarnebornWSubmissionNordic Spring94KGF2018
15135Ralf CarnebornWSubmissionNordic SpringABSSF2018
15249Bradley HillWPointsRome Open82KGSF2018
15250Nic RubenNic RubenWPointsRome Open82KGF2018
16917Bruno OliveiraWChoke from backCopenhagen Open94KGF2018
16918Bruno OliveiraWPointsCopenhagen OpenABS4F2018
16921Patrick AlmeidaWChoke from backCopenhagen OpenABSSF2018
17470Kyle BoehmWReferee DecisionADCC EC Trials88KGR12018
17471Ryan QuinnWKimuraADCC EC Trials88KG4F2018
17472R. JimenezWPts: 4x2ADCC EC Trials88KGSF2018
17473Dan MartinezWPts: 4x0ADCC EC Trials88KGF2018

Alec Baulding vs Marcos Tinoco

Alec Baulding vs Steven Patterson

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