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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: 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 American Nationals (2019)
  • 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

34 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    16 (47%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    2 (6%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    12 (35%)
  • BY DECISION
    2 (6%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    1 (3%)
  • BY DQ
    1 (3%)

12 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Triangle
25
3
#86e620
50/50 armbar
17
2
#5AD3D1
Bow and arrow
17
2
#d1212a
Armbar
8
1
#fad11b
Canto choke
8
1
#f58822
Submission
8
1
#224aba
Choke from back
8
1
#ff9124
Botinha
8
1
12
(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
17351Caio CaetanoCaio CaetanoLKneebarGrand Slam LA77KGSF2018
17354Bruno TostoLDQGrand Slam LA77KGRR2018
18090Alexandre JesusAlexandre JesusLPts: 5x0South American82KG4F2018
18877T. HopstockLFootlockCopa Podio77KGSF2019
20213Renato CanutoRenato CanutoLPts: 4x2World Champ.76KGR22019
20692Piter FrankLReferee DecisionPortland SMO76KGF2019
21090Fred AlvesLPts: 2x0No Gi Pan Am.73KGR12019
21936Endres BarbosaEndres BarbosaLChoke from backSouth American76KGF2019
22053Alexandre CavaliereAlexandre CavaliereLReferee DecisionSalvador SPO82KGF2019
17254Andre CostaWPointsSao Paulo Open82KG4F2018
17257Eduardo TinocoEduardo TinocoWPointsSao Paulo Open82KG4F2018
17258Ygor DantasWPointsSao Paulo Open82KGSF2018
17345Kim TerraKim TerraWReferee DecisionGrand Slam LA77KGR12018
17349Gustav ApeeWDQGrand Slam LA77KG4F2018
17806Victor SilverioVictor SilverioWPenSJJIF Worlds82KG4F2018
18870Luan CarvalhoLuan CarvalhoD---Copa Podio77KGRR2019
18872Diego PatoD---Copa Podio77KGRR2019
18874P. RochaWPts: 4x2Copa Podio77KGRR2019
18875Tommy LangakerTommy LangakerW50/50 armbarCopa Podio77KGRR2019
19405Diego NunesWPts: 2x0Coliseu JJ76KGRR2019
19406Davi CarlosWSubmissionColiseu JJ76KGRR2019
19407Marcelo MarquesWChoke from backColiseu JJ76KGRR2019
19408Marlus SalgadoWReferee DecisionColiseu JJ76KGSF2019
19409Marcelo MarquesWBow and arrowColiseu JJ76KGF2019
19494Ricky SemigliaWPointsOrlando SPO76KGSF2019
19495Jeovany OrtizWBotinhaOrlando SPO76KGF2019
19603Thiago GaiaThiago GaiaWPointsSan Jose Open76KG4F2019
19604Paulo GabrielPaulo GabrielWTriangleSan Jose Open76KGSF2019
19606Jeremy JacksonJeremy JacksonWPointsSan Jose Open76KGF2019
20018Colin TaylorWTriangleAtlanta Spring Open76KGSF2019
20019K. YamanakaWTriangleAtlanta Spring Open76KGF2019
20207Tommi PulkkanenWArmbarWorld Champ.76KGR12019
20510Tyson AntillonWPts: 4x4, AdvAmerican Nats76KG4F2019
20514Johnny TamaJohnny TamaWPts: 0x0, AdvAmerican Nats76KGSF2019
20515Paulo GabrielPaulo GabrielWPts: 4x2American Nats76KGF2019
20690Robert WolfeWPointsPortland SMO76KGSF2019
20696Vinicius WongWN/APortland SMOABS4F2019
20697Juan KleberWN/APortland SMOABSSF2019
20699Hunter EwaldHunter EwaldWCanto chokePortland SMOABSF2019
20701Sebastian GoinWPointsFresno Open76KGSF2019
20703Cole FransonCole FransonWPointsFresno Open76KGF2019
21928Giusley FranciscoWBow and arrowSouth American76KGR12019
21933Leandro LimaW50/50 armbarSouth American76KG4F2019
21934Bruno BressanWPts: 7x4South American76KGSF2019
22051Victor GenovesiVictor GenovesiWPointsSalvador SPO82KGSF2019

Alef Brito vs Marcelo Marques

Submission Back Attacks Instructional by John Danaher

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