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Alec Baulding

Alec Baulding

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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:

  • World Champion (2010 purple)
  • Pan American Champion (2010 purple weight + absolute)
  • Atlanta Winter Open Champion (2015 brown weight + absolute, 2016)
  • Dallas Open Champion (2015)
  • Pan American Championship 2nd Place (2011/2015 brown)
  • Grand Slam Tour – Las Vegas 3rd Place (2015)
  • Atlanta Summer International Open 3rd Place (2015 weight + absolute)

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

16 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    5 (31%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    3 (19%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    8 (50%)
  • BY DECISION
    0 (0%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

8 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Choke from back
63
5
#86e620
Clock choke
13
1
#5AD3D1
Armbar
13
1
#d1212a
Submission
13
1
8
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
8 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    5 (63%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    0 (0%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    1 (13%)
  • BY DECISION
    2 (25%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

1 SUBMISSION LOSSES

#214eb8
Armbar
100
1
1
(100%) SUBMISSION

Alec Baulding Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
7705Michael LieraMichael LieraLPts: 10x4Atlanta W. Open82KGSF2015
7712Guybson SaLPointsAtlanta OpenABSSF2015
7932Tanner RiceTanner RiceLReferee DecisionGrand Slam LA85KGSF2015
7947Roberto AbreuRoberto AbreuLPts: 6x0Grand Slam LAABS1/8F2015
8900Jaime CanutoJaime CanutoLArmbarPan American82KG1/8F2016
9569Diogo SampaioDiogo SampaioLReferee DecisionWorld Champ.82KGR22016
10067Claudio CalasansClaudio CalasansLPts: 2x0Asian Open88KGF2016
10985Marcos TinocoMarcos TinocoLPts: 4x2European Open82KGF2017
7704Gregory WalkerWChoke from backAtlanta W. Open82KG1/4F2015
7711Pedro PalharesWPointsAtlanta OpenABS1/4F2015
7803Pedro MelloWPointsDallas Open88KGSF2015
7805Marcos TinocoMarcos TinocoWChoke from backDallas Open88KGF2015
7929Ryan GolgoskyWPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam LA85KG1/4F2015
7934Matt BakerWClock chokeGrand Slam LA85KG3RD2015
8691Brian BeauryWArmbarAtlanta Open88KGSF2016
8693Steven PattersonWAdvAtlanta Open88KGF2016
8886Ryan GolgoskyWPts: 0x0, AdvPan American82KGR12016
10063Marcelo CortelassiWChoke from backAsian Open88KG1/4F2016
10066Nathan MendelsohnWPts: 2x0Asian Open88KGSF2016
10143Joshua BowlingWPointsAtlanta S. OpenABSF2016
10144Andrew WootenWPointsAtlanta S. Open88KGF2016
10976Marcos NtumuWChoke from backEuropean Open82KG1/8F2017
10980Thomas OyarzunWSubmissionEuropean Open82KG1/4F2017
10983Isaque BahienseIsaque BahienseWChoke from backEuropean Open82KGSF2017

Alec Baulding vs Marcos Tinoco

Alec Baulding vs Steven Patterson

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