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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

40 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    16 (40%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    3 (8%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    16 (40%)
  • BY DECISION
    3 (8%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    1 (3%)
  • BY DQ
    1 (3%)

16 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Bow and arrow
44
7
#86e620
Triangle
19
3
#5AD3D1
50/50 armbar
13
2
#d1212a
Canto choke
6
1
#fad11b
Submission
6
1
#f58822
Choke from back
6
1
#224aba
Botinha
6
1
16
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
9 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    3 (33%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    0 (0%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    3 (33%)
  • BY DECISION
    2 (22%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    1 (11%)

3 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
Kneebar
33
1
#86e620
Footlock
33
1
#5AD3D1
Choke from back
33
1
3
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Alef Brito Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
17522Caio CaetanoCaio CaetanoLKneebarGrand Slam LA77KGSF2018
17525Bruno TostoLDQGrand Slam LA77KGRR2018
18294Alexandre JesusAlexandre JesusLPts: 5x0South American82KG4F2018
19131T. HopstockLFootlockCopa Podio77KGSF2019
20529Renato CanutoRenato CanutoLPts: 4x2World Champ.76KGR22019
21024Piter FrankLReferee DecisionPortland SMO76KGF2019
21470Fred AlvesLPts: 2x0No Gi Pan Am.73KGR12019
22451Endres BarbosaEndres BarbosaLChoke from backSouth American76KGF2019
22581Alexandre CavaliereAlexandre CavaliereLReferee DecisionSalvador SPO82KGF2019
17424Andre CostaWPointsSao Paulo Open82KG4F2018
17427Eduardo TinocoEduardo TinocoWPointsSao Paulo Open82KG4F2018
17428Ygor DantasWPointsSao Paulo Open82KGSF2018
17516Kim TerraKim TerraWReferee DecisionGrand Slam LA77KGR12018
17520Gustav ApeeWDQGrand Slam LA77KG4F2018
17995Victor SilverioVictor SilverioWPenSJJIF Worlds82KG4F2018
19124Luan CarvalhoLuan CarvalhoD---Copa Podio77KGRR2019
19126Diego PatoD---Copa Podio77KGRR2019
19128P. RochaWPts: 4x2Copa Podio77KGRR2019
19129Tommy LangakerTommy LangakerW50/50 armbarCopa Podio77KGRR2019
19691Diego NunesWPts: 2x0Coliseu JJ76KGRR2019
19692Davi CarlosWSubmissionColiseu JJ76KGRR2019
19693Marcelo MarquesWChoke from backColiseu JJ76KGRR2019
19694Marlus SalgadoWReferee DecisionColiseu JJ76KGSF2019
19695Marcelo MarquesWBow and arrowColiseu JJ76KGF2019
19783Ricky SemigliaWPointsOrlando SPO76KGSF2019
19784Jeovany OrtizWBotinhaOrlando SPO76KGF2019
19893Thiago GaiaThiago GaiaWPointsSan Jose Open76KG4F2019
19894Paulo GabrielPaulo GabrielWTriangleSan Jose Open76KGSF2019
19896Jeremy JacksonJeremy JacksonWPointsSan Jose Open76KGF2019
20324Colin TaylorWTriangleAtlanta Spring Open76KGSF2019
20325K. YamanakaWTriangleAtlanta Spring Open76KGF2019
20523Tommi PulkkanenWBow and arrowWorld Champ.76KGR12019
20833Tyson AntillonWPts: 4x4, AdvAmerican Nats76KG4F2019
20837Johnny TamaJohnny TamaWPts: 0x0, AdvAmerican Nats76KGSF2019
20838Paulo GabrielPaulo GabrielWPts: 4x2American Nats76KGF2019
21022Robert WolfeWPointsPortland SMO76KGSF2019
21028Vinicius WongWN/APortland SMOABS4F2019
21029Juan KleberWN/APortland SMOABSSF2019
21031Hunter EwaldHunter EwaldWCanto chokePortland SMOABSF2019
21033Sebastian GoinWPointsFresno Open76KGSF2019
21035Cole FransonCole FransonWPointsFresno Open76KGF2019
22443Giusley FranciscoWBow and arrowSouth American76KGR12019
22448Leandro LimaW50/50 armbarSouth American76KG4F2019
22449Bruno BressanWPts: 7x4South American76KGSF2019
22579Victor GenovesiVictor GenovesiWPointsSalvador SPO82KGSF2019
24394Carlos SouzaWBow and arrowAmerican Nats76KGR12020
24395Pedro VerasPedro VerasWReferee DecisionAmerican Nats76KG4F2020
24399Rodrigo FreitasRodrigo FreitasWBow and arrowAmerican Nats76KGSF2020
24400Pablo LavaselliPablo LavaselliWPts: 4x4, AdvAmerican Nats76KGF2020
24794Edson RicardoWBow and arrowOrlando Open76KGSF2020
24795Leo PinargoteWBow and arrowOrlando Open76KGF2020

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