Alef Brito Morais is a Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt under Wellyton Menezes, Rildo Paiva, and Marcos Santana, who also worked extensively with Osvaldo Moizinho, being a representative of the Ares JJ team in the sport’s international circuit. After a stellar career in the colored belt divisions where Brito conquered numerous International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation (IBJJF) tournaments, Alef’s first head-turning moment as a fresh black belt took place at the Copa Podio Lightweight Grand Prix (2019), where he submitted World Championship silver medal Tommy Langaker.
Alef Brito Jiu-Jitsu
Full Name: Alef José Soares Brito de Morais
- 1st Place IBJJF Orlando Spring Open (2019)
- 1st Place IBJJF San Jose Open (2019)
- 1st Place Coliseum Grand Prix (2019)
Main Achievements (Colored Belts):
- 1st Place CBJJE World Championship (2016 brown)
- 1st Place CBJJ Brazilian Nationals (2014 purple, 2016 brown)
- 1st Place ACB North America Championship (2018 brown)
- 2nd Place ACB World Championship (2018 brown)
- 3rd Place CBJJ South Brazilian Championship (2015 brown)
- 3rd Place CBJJ Brazilian Nationals (2015 brown)
Favorite Position/Technique: Open Guard
Weight Division: Peso Leve (76,00 kg / 168.0 lbs)
Team/Association: Ares JJ
Alef Brito Biography
Alef Brito was born on January 19, 1995, in Caxias, a municipality located on the state of Maranhão in the Northeast region of Brazil, moving to the neighboring Buriticupu as an infant, where he spent his formative years.
During his childhood Alef’s sporting interest was strongly grounded on football (soccer), which he played competitively for a number of years, while also dabbing into the world of martial arts through capoeira and taekwondo. It was only when Brito reached his pre-teens (11-12YO) that he was introduced to jiu-jitsu by a few of his friends who already practiced the ‘gentle art’, and introduction led by coaches Wellyton Menezes and Rildo Paiva.
Brito’s early BJJ career was spent with a light training schedule, and it was only at the age of 15 that Alef truly set more ambitious goals for his career. Although he believed in his talent and worked hard to reach the top of the sport, Alef did not relinquish his academic studies, moving to São Luis (Maranhão) to join college, where he finished his accounting degree.
Reaching São Luis as a purple belt, Alef maintained his training schedule with his longtime coach Wellyton, who had also moved to the city at around the same time. Soon coach Rildo joined the new club also, and Brito continued his progression with both his original coaches, earning his black belt from Wellyton, Rildo and Marcos Santana (overseer) on July 14, 2018.
THE LINK WITH ARES JJ TEAM
After finishing his degree, Alef decided to finally compete abroad, a dream of his momentarily left on the back-burner to focus on his studies. Coming from a small team on one of the most remote states in Brazil, Brito lacked the ‘link-building’ expertise and had very few references in the United States. Under these less favorable conditions, Alef did not perform to the best of his abilities at the brown belt division of the IBJJF Pan Championship that year (2018).
Although his first try at a high-level tournament in a foreign land did not go as planned, Alef did manage to reach out to Osvaldo Moizinho, who opened the doors of his academy to Alef and offered that he joined his academy (Ares BJJ) in Modesto, California. An offer accepted by the young athlete that year.
Alef Brito Grappling Record
- BY DQ
8 SUBMISSIONS WINS
- BY DQ
2 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES
Alef Brito Fight History
|17266||Caio CaetanoCaio Caetano||L||Kneebar||Grand Slam LA||77KG||SF||2018|
|17269||Bruno Tosto||L||DQ||Grand Slam LA||77KG||RR||2018|
|18749||T. Hopstock||L||Footlock||Copa Podio||77KG||SF||2019|
|17169||Andre Costa||W||Points||Sao Paulo Open||82KG||4F||2018|
|17172||Eduardo TinocoEduardo Tinoco||W||Points||Sao Paulo Open||82KG||4F||2018|
|17173||Ygor Dantas||W||Points||Sao Paulo Open||82KG||SF||2018|
|17260||Kim TerraKim Terra||W||Referee Decision||Grand Slam LA||77KG||R1||2018|
|17264||Gustav Apee||W||DQ||Grand Slam LA||77KG||4F||2018|
|17711||Victor SilverioVictor Silverio||W||Pen||SJJIF Worlds||82KG||4F||2018|
|18742||Luan CarvalhoLuan Carvalho||D||---||Copa Podio||77KG||RR||2019|
|18744||Diego Pato||D||---||Copa Podio||77KG||RR||2019|
|18746||P. Rocha||W||Pts: 4x2||Copa Podio||77KG||RR||2019|
|18747||Tommy LangakerTommy Langaker||W||50/50 armbar||Copa Podio||77KG||RR||2019|
|19266||Diego Nunes||W||Pts: 2x0||Coliseu JJ||76KG||RR||2019|
|19267||Davi Carlos||W||Submission||Coliseu JJ||76KG||RR||2019|
|19268||Marcelo Marques||W||Choke from back||Coliseu JJ||76KG||RR||2019|
|19269||Marlus Salgado||W||Referee Decision||Coliseu JJ||76KG||SF||2019|
|19270||Marcelo Marques||W||Bow and arrow||Coliseu JJ||76KG||F||2019|
|19355||Ricky Semiglia||W||Points||Orlando SPO||76KG||SF||2019|
|19356||Jeovany Ortiz||W||Botinha||Orlando SPO||76KG||F||2019|
|19467||Thiago GaiaThiago Gaia||W||Points||San Jose Open||76KG||4F||2019|
|19468||Paulo Gabriel||W||Submission||San Jose Open||76KG||SF||2019|
|19470||Jeremy JacksonJeremy Jackson||W||Points||San Jose Open||76KG||F||2019|
|19880||Colin Taylor||W||Triangle||Atlanta Spring Open||76KG||SF||2019|
|19881||K. Yamanaka||W||Triangle||Atlanta Spring Open||76KG||F||2019|
Alef Brito vs Marcelo Marques