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Alef Brito

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: Mitsuyo Maeda > Carlos Gracie (Sr.) > Reyson Gracie > Luiz Façanha > Cássio Façanha > Ricardo Candido > Marcos Santana > Wellyton Menezes/Rildo Paiva > Alef Brito

Main Achievements:

  • 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

20 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    8 (40%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    0 (0%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    8 (40%)
  • BY DECISION
    2 (10%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    1 (5%)
  • BY DQ
    1 (5%)

8 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Submission
25
2
#86e620
Triangle
25
2
#5AD3D1
50/50 armbar
13
1
#d1212a
Choke from back
13
1
#fad11b
Bow and arrow
13
1
#f58822
Botinha
13
1
8
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
3 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    0 (0%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    0 (0%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    2 (67%)
  • BY DECISION
    0 (0%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    1 (33%)

2 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
Kneebar
50
1
#86e620
Footlock
50
1
2
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Alef Brito Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
17266Caio CaetanoCaio CaetanoLKneebarGrand Slam LA77KGSF2018
17269Bruno TostoLDQGrand Slam LA77KGRR2018
18749T. HopstockLFootlockCopa Podio77KGSF2019
17169Andre CostaWPointsSao Paulo Open82KG4F2018
17172Eduardo TinocoEduardo TinocoWPointsSao Paulo Open82KG4F2018
17173Ygor DantasWPointsSao Paulo Open82KGSF2018
17260Kim TerraKim TerraWReferee DecisionGrand Slam LA77KGR12018
17264Gustav ApeeWDQGrand Slam LA77KG4F2018
17711Victor SilverioVictor SilverioWPenSJJIF Worlds82KG4F2018
18742Luan CarvalhoLuan CarvalhoD---Copa Podio77KGRR2019
18744Diego PatoD---Copa Podio77KGRR2019
18746P. RochaWPts: 4x2Copa Podio77KGRR2019
18747Tommy LangakerTommy LangakerW50/50 armbarCopa Podio77KGRR2019
19266Diego NunesWPts: 2x0Coliseu JJ76KGRR2019
19267Davi CarlosWSubmissionColiseu JJ76KGRR2019
19268Marcelo MarquesWChoke from backColiseu JJ76KGRR2019
19269Marlus SalgadoWReferee DecisionColiseu JJ76KGSF2019
19270Marcelo MarquesWBow and arrowColiseu JJ76KGF2019
19355Ricky SemigliaWPointsOrlando SPO76KGSF2019
19356Jeovany OrtizWBotinhaOrlando SPO76KGF2019
19467Thiago GaiaThiago GaiaWPointsSan Jose Open76KG4F2019
19468Paulo GabrielWSubmissionSan Jose Open76KGSF2019
19470Jeremy JacksonJeremy JacksonWPointsSan Jose Open76KGF2019
19880Colin TaylorWTriangleAtlanta Spring Open76KGSF2019
19881K. YamanakaWTriangleAtlanta Spring Open76KGF2019

Alef Brito vs Marcelo Marques

Guard Passing Instructional by Lucas Lepri

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