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Alexandria Enriquez, commonly known as Alex Enriquez, is a former folkstyle and freestyle amateur wrestler as well as a jiu-jitsu black belt under Bruno Frazatto, who worked extensively under the tutelage of Steve Mitchell. Alex first made a name for herself in the grappling scene while competing in the colored belt divisions of the International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation (IBJJF) tournament circuit, a time when Enriquez conquered World No-Gi, Pan American No-Gi, and Pan American (Gi) titles.

Alex Enriquez Jiu-Jitsu

Full Name: Alexandria L. Enriquez

Nickname: N/A

Lineage: Carlos Gracie > Helio Gracie > Rickson Gracie > Marcelo Behring > Waldomiro Perez > Roberto Godoi > Bruno Frazatto > Alex Enriquez

Main Achievements (Pro BJJ):

  • 1st Place Sapateiro 125 lbs Invitational (2021)
  • 2nd Place ADCC USA East Coast Trials (2021)

Main Achievements (Colored Belts):

  • 1st Place IBJJF World Championship NOGI (2021 brown)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Pan Championship NOGI (2020** / 2021 brown)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Pan Championship (2018 purple, 2020 brown)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF World Championship (2021)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF Pan Championship (2017 / 2018* purple)

Main Achievements (Juvenile):

  • 2nd Place IBJJF World Championship (2016)

Main Achievements (Wrestling):

  • 3x All-American Athlete (2014)
  • 1st Place GHSA Georgia Girls State Championship (2014 /2016 / 2017)
  • 2nd Place Mid South Conference Championship (2020)
  • 3rd Place USAW Girls Folkstyle Nationals (2014)
  • 3rd Place USAW Jr Women`s Folkstyle Nationals (2014)
  • 3rd Place WCWA National Championship (2020)
  • 4th Place Fargo Cadet Nationals (2014)

Favorite Position/Technique: Guard Passing

Weight Division: Peso Pena (58,50 kg / 129.0 lbs)

Team/Association: Atos

Alex Enriquez Biography

Alex Enriquez was born on February 18, 1999, in Manila, the capital of the Philippines, where she lived her infancy. In 2004, Enriquez’ family members migrated to the United States, settling in Atlanta Georgia, and bringing 5-year-old Alex along with them where she was initiated in the country’s school system.

During the Summer before 6th grade, Alex was introduced to jiu-jitsu by her brother, who was already an avid practitioner of the gentle art at the Knuckle Up gym, under Steve Mitchell’s instruction. It was there that Enriquez started her career in the sport, with coach Mitchell becoming a strong presence in Alex’s upbringing.

After a few years of jiu-jitsu, in 2013, Alex decided to join her high school’s wrestling team at Cambridge High School in Alpharetta, Georgia, with the intent of improving her takedowns for BJJ. Under the guidance of coach Don Saint James, and despite wrestling in an all-male team, Enriquez was made captain of the JV wrestling team and was able to break the varsity line-up in her freshman year.

Alex only played folkstyle wrestling rules during her freshman year, going on to compete mainly in freestyle from then on. In college, Enriquez represented Life University at a national level.

Under the guidance of Steve Mitchell, while keeping active in both wrestling and jiu-jitsu, Enriquez earned all BJJ belts up to brown. During the mid of 2020, however, the COVID19 pandemic hit the world and, as governments launched measurements to limit the circulation of people in the streets – aimed to tackle the spread of the disease – many gyms struggled to keep their customers. This included the Knuckle Up Academy, which was also going through a transitional period as instructor Steve started dedicating more time to his family.

The changes happening at Knuckle Up led Alex to seek a more challenging training environment, a decision made with the full approval of Steve Mitchell. To help fulfill her long-term goals, Enriquez sought the help of Atos Atlanta Team frontman, Bruno Frazatto.

Once one of the top featherweight competitors in the jiu-jitsu world, Frazatto brought in the right tools to help Enriquez put on a spectacular brown belt career where she conquered numerous important titles. That campaign ended on December 19, 2021, the date when Alex was promoted to black belt by Bruno Frazatto in a ceremony also assisted by Steve Mitchell.

Alex Enriquez Grappling Record

28 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    7 (25%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    1 (4%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    16 (57%)
  • BY DECISION
    1 (4%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY EBI/OT
    3 (11%)

16 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
RNC
44
7
#86e620
Omoplata
6
1
#5AD3D1
Guillotine
6
1
#d1212a
Baratoplata
6
1
#fad11b
Submission
6
1
#f58822
Kneebar
6
1
#224aba
Katagatame
6
1
#ff9124
Reverse triangle
6
1
#bf1f6c
Armbar
6
1
#22c9a5
Triangle
6
1
16
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
4 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    1 (25%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    0 (0%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    2 (50%)
  • BY DECISION
    1 (25%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

2 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
Darce choke
50
1
#86e620
Straight ankle lock
50
1
2
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Alex Enriquez Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
28944Brianna Ste-MarieBrianna Ste-MarieLPointsADCC EC Trials60KGF2021
31505Jasmine RochaJasmine RochaLReferee DecisionADCC WC Trials60KG4F2022
33083Paige IvetteLDarce chokeSUBVERSIV 7ABS4F2022
36839Jasmine RochaJasmine RochaLStraight ankle lockNoGi Worlds56KGSF2022
28936Jennifer PerezWArmbarADCC EC Trials60KGR12021
28937J. ChamberlandWPts: 3x0ADCC EC Trials60KGR22021
28939Heather RafteryWPts: 3x0ADCC EC Trials60KG4F2021
28942Fatima KlineWPts: 4x2ADCC EC Trials60KGSF2021
29951Talita AlencarTalita AlencarWReferee DecisionF2W 19261KGSPF2022
30662Nekiaya JacksonWTriangleSapateiroN/ASPF2022
31161Ana MayordomoWRNCSOT Shore56KGN/A2022
31162Jessica SanchezWOmoplataSOT Shore56KGN/A2022
31163Sophia CassellaWPts: 2x0SOT Shore56KGN/A2022
31488Alexis FisherWRNCADCC WC Trials60KGR12022
31496Autumn GordonWRNCADCC WC Trials60KGR22022
31500Cara GreenwellWPts: 6x0ADCC WC Trials60KG8F2022
32513Ashley NicoleWPts: 22x0Atlanta SPNGO61KGSF2022
32514Joanie ChamberlainWGuillotineAtlanta SPNGO61KGF2022
32515Julia RamsdenWBaratoplataAtlanta SPNGOABSF2022
34514Savannah WrightWRNCFinishers Open68KGSF2022
34515Ansley CoxWRNCFinishers Open68KGF2022
34516Trinity PunWEBI/OTFinishers SO61KGSPF2022
34816Mackenzie SchultzWPts: 12x0Southern SubsNA4F2022
34817Amanda SteinawayWSubmissionSouthern SubsNASF2022
35545Haley ZahnowWKneebarNoGi Pan56KG4F2022
35547Patricia MagalhaesWRNCNoGi Pan56KGF2022
36484Nicole MatthewWEBI/OTFinishers 1761KGSPF2022
36836Amanda AlequinAmanda AlequinWPts: 0x0, AdvNoGi Worlds56KG4F2022
37006Gabi MaslankaWRNCFinishers 1857KGRR2023
37010Cece MenaWKatagatameFinishers 1857KGRR2023
37014Christy BriggsWReverse triangleFinishers 1857KGRR2023
37016Grace GundrumGrace GundrumWEBI/OTFinishers 1857KGF2023
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