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Alef Brito

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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

Nickname: N/A

Lineage: Carlos Gracie > Reyson Gracie > Luiz Façanha > Cássio Façanha > Ricardo Candido > Marcos Santana > Wellyton Menezes/Rildo Paiva > Alef Brito

Main Achievements:

  • 1st Place IBJJF American Nationals (2019 / 2020)
  • 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’ with the teachings being 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 in 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

41 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    17 (41%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    3 (7%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    16 (39%)
  • BY DECISION
    3 (7%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    1 (2%)
  • BY DQ
    1 (2%)

16 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Bow and arrow
44
7
#86e620
Triangle
19
3
#5AD3D1
50/50 armbar
13
2
#d1212a
Botinha
6
1
#fad11b
Canto choke
6
1
#f58822
Submission
6
1
#224aba
Choke from back
6
1
16
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
11 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    3 (27%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    0 (0%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    4 (36%)
  • BY DECISION
    3 (27%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    1 (9%)

4 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
Americana
25
1
#86e620
Kneebar
25
1
#5AD3D1
Footlock
25
1
#d1212a
Choke from back
25
1
4
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Alef Brito Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
17567Caio CaetanoCaio CaetanoLKneebarGrand Slam LA77KGSF2018
17570Bruno TostoLDQGrand Slam LA77KGRR2018
18347Alexandre JesusAlexandre JesusLPts: 5x0South American82KG4F2018
19199Tarik HopstockTarik HopstockLFootlockCopa Podio77KGSF2019
20606Renato CanutoRenato CanutoLPts: 4x2World Champ.76KGR22019
21103Piter FrankLReferee DecisionPortland SMO76KGF2019
21553Fred AlvesLPts: 2x0No Gi Pan Am.73KGR12019
22542Endres BarbosaEndres BarbosaLChoke from backSouth American76KGF2019
22675Alexandre CavaliereAlexandre CavaliereLReferee DecisionSalvador SPO82KGF2019
32496Caio CaetanoCaio CaetanoLReferee DecisionDenver Open82KGSF2022
32520Pedro MachadoPedro MachadoLAmericanaDenver OpenABS4F2022
17469Andre CostaWPointsSao Paulo Open82KG4F2018
17472Eduardo TinocoEduardo TinocoWPointsSao Paulo Open82KG4F2018
17473Ygor DantasWPointsSao Paulo Open82KGSF2018
17561Kim TerraKim TerraWReferee DecisionGrand Slam LA77KGR12018
17565Gustav ApeeWDQGrand Slam LA77KG4F2018
18043Victor SilverioVictor SilverioWPenSJJIF Worlds82KG4F2018
19192Luan CarvalhoLuan CarvalhoD---Copa Podio77KGRR2019
19194Diego PatoD---Copa Podio77KGRR2019
19196P. RochaWPts: 4x2Copa Podio77KGRR2019
19197Tommy LangakerTommy LangakerW50/50 armbarCopa Podio77KGRR2019
19762Diego NunesWPts: 2x0Coliseu JJ76KGRR2019
19763Davi CarlosWSubmissionColiseu JJ76KGRR2019
19764Marcelo MarquesWChoke from backColiseu JJ76KGRR2019
19765Marlus SalgadoWReferee DecisionColiseu JJ76KGSF2019
19766Marcelo MarquesWBow and arrowColiseu JJ76KGF2019
19857Ricky SemigliaWPointsOrlando SPO76KGSF2019
19858Jeovany OrtizWBotinhaOrlando SPO76KGF2019
19967Thiago GaiaThiago GaiaWPointsSan Jose Open76KG4F2019
19968Paulo GabrielPaulo GabrielWTriangleSan Jose Open76KGSF2019
19970Jeremy JacksonJeremy JacksonWPointsSan Jose Open76KGF2019
20398Colin TaylorWTriangleAtlanta SPO76KGSF2019
20399K. YamanakaWTriangleAtlanta SPO76KGF2019
20600Tommi PulkkanenWBow and arrowWorld Champ.76KGR12019
20910Tyson AntillonWPts: 4x4, AdvAmerican Nats76KG4F2019
20914Johnny TamaJohnny TamaWPts: 0x0, AdvAmerican Nats76KGSF2019
20915Paulo GabrielPaulo GabrielWPts: 4x2American Nats76KGF2019
21101Robert WolfeWPointsPortland SMO76KGSF2019
21107Vinicius WongWN/APortland SMOABS4F2019
21108Juan KleberWN/APortland SMOABSSF2019
21110Hunter EwaldHunter EwaldWCanto chokePortland SMOABSF2019
21112Sebastian GoinWPointsFresno Open76KGSF2019
21114Cole FransonCole FransonWPointsFresno Open76KGF2019
22534Giusley FranciscoWBow and arrowSouth American76KGR12019
22539Leandro LimaW50/50 armbarSouth American76KG4F2019
22540Bruno BressanWPts: 7x4South American76KGSF2019
22673Victor GenovesiVictor GenovesiWPointsSalvador SPO82KGSF2019
24520Carlos SouzaWBow and arrowAmerican Nats76KGR12020
24521Pedro VerasPedro VerasWReferee DecisionAmerican Nats76KG4F2020
24525Rodrigo FreitasRodrigo FreitasWBow and arrowAmerican Nats76KGSF2020
24526Pablo LavaselliPablo LavaselliWPts: 4x4, AdvAmerican Nats76KGF2020
24924Edson RicardoWBow and arrowOrlando Open76KGSF2020
24925Leo PinargoteWBow and arrowOrlando Open76KGF2020
32513A. MendoncaWPts: 4x0Denver OpenABSR12022

Alef Brito vs Marcelo Marques

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