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Alexander Trans

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One of the top European grapplers of his generation, the Dane Alexander Trans started his career at the Checkmat academy in Copenhagen (Arte Suave), making a name for himself in the lower ranks of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu by conquering every important title in the international calendar before receiving his black belt from Leo Vieira on November 2011, he has since cemented his status of top-level BJJ competitor by medalling in most of the top IBJJF tournaments.

Alexander Trans Jiu Jitsu

Full Name: Alexander Riis Hillgsoe Trans

Nickname: n/a

Lineage: Carlos Gracie > Helio Gracie > Rolls Gracie > Romero Cavalcanti > Leonardo Vieira > Alexander Trans

Main Achievements:

  • 1st Place IBJJF European Open (2014*/2013/2012)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Pan Championship (2015)
  • 1st Place CBJJ Brazilian Nationals (2012)
  • 1st Place UAEJJF King of Mats Tournament (2018)
  • 2nd Place UAEJJF Abu Dhabi World Pro (2015**)
  • 2nd Place Copa Pódio HW Grand Prix (2016)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF Pan Championship (2014/2012)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF World Championship (2012)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF Pan Championship (2017)

Main Achievements (Colored Belts):

  • 1st Place IBJJF European Open (2011** brown, 2010** purple)
  • 1st Place IBJJF World Championship (2011** brown, 2010 purple)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Pan Championship (2011** brown)
  • 1st Place CBJJ Brazilian Nationals (2011 brown)
  • 1st Place IBJJF World No-Gi Championship (2010 brown)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Rio Open (2010 brown)

* Absolute
** Weight and absolute

Favorite Position/Technique: Deep Half Guard

Weight Division: Pesadíssimo (over 221lbs)

Team/Academy: GF Team

Alexander Trans Biography

Alexander Trans was born in 1989 in Denmark, he started training martial arts through traditional Jiu-Jitsu (the Japanese form of Jiu-Jitsu) when he was 13 years old. He trained for two years before finding the Brazilian style of Jiu-Jitsu which he picked up from then on. Alexander was not too serious about his training for the first few years, but as he joined the Arte Suave gym in Copenhagen (Checkmat Team’s headquarters in the region) in 2009 he really started focussing more on competition.

The Arte Suave gym is run by Shimon Mochizuki, a black belt who has helped raise the game of grapplers such as Ida Hansson & Shanti Abelha (two of the gym’s top competitors), under Mochizuki’ guidance, Alexander began training 3 times per day, often making trips to Brazil to train with the likes of Leo Vieira (Sao Paulo), “Bob Esponja” Medeiros (Joao Pessoa) and Rico Vieira (Rio de Janeiro). All this hard training paid off and Trans really started to make his mark at an international level, winning 9 fights at the 2011 World Championships in both his weight class and the absolute division without giving out one single point to his competitors. He won everything he set his mind to in the brown belt division that year with the exception of the ADCC which he lost due to points against the veteran Fabricio Werdum, earning his black belt shortly after from the hands of the legendary Leo Vieira.

After many years of training and competing for the Checkmat team, during the second semester of 2015 Alexander Trans announced his move to GF Team. He has since opened his own academy in the United States.

Alexander Trans Grappling Record

74 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    35 (47%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    7 (9%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    29 (39%)
  • BY DECISION
    2 (3%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

29 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Kneebar
24
7
#86e620
Armbar
17
5
#5AD3D1
Choke from back
14
4
#d1212a
Toe Hold
10
3
#fad11b
Submission
7
2
#f58822
RNC
7
2
#224aba
Cachecol choke
3
1
#ff9124
Katagatame
3
1
#bf1f6c
Arm in Ezekiel
3
1
#22c9a5
Choke
3
1
#fad223
Footlock
3
1
#03861f
Dogbar
3
1
29
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
20 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    11 (55%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    4 (20%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    2 (10%)
  • BY DECISION
    3 (15%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

2 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
Choke
50
1
#86e620
Choke from back
50
1
2
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Alexander Trans Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
3248Fabricio WerdumFabricio WerdumLPts: 2x0ADCCO99KGR12011
3658Marcus AlmeidaMarcus AlmeidaLPts: 2x0Pan AmericanO100KGF2012
4140Leonardo LeiteLeonardo LeiteLPts: 2x0World Champ.O100KGSF2012
4427Leo NogueiraLeo NogueiraLPts: 4x0European OpenABSSF2013
4821Marcus AlmeidaMarcus AlmeidaLReferee DecisionWorld Champ.O100KGSF2013
5315Leandro LoLeandro LoLPointsPan AmericanABSSF2014
5417Andre GalvaoAndre GalvaoLAdvPan AmericanO100KGF2014
5610Otavio SousaOtavio SousaLPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Pro.ABSR12014
5677Marcus AlmeidaMarcus AlmeidaLPts: 2x0World Pro.O100KGF2014
5716Rodolfo VieiraRodolfo VieiraLChokeWorld Champ.ABS4F2014
5853Marcus AlmeidaMarcus AlmeidaLChoke from backWorld Champ.O100KGF2014
6766Bernardo FariaBernardo FariaLPts: 2x0Pan AmericanABSSF2015
7152Marcus AlmeidaMarcus AlmeidaLPts: 2x0World ProO95KGF2015
7193Marcus AlmeidaMarcus AlmeidaLPts: 0x0, AdvWorld ProABSF2015
9549Felipe PenaFelipe PenaLPts: 2x0World ProABSSF2016
10062Joao RochaJoao RochaLReferee DecisionWorld Champ.O100KG4F2016
10095Felipe PenaFelipe PenaLPts: 2x0World Champ.ABS8F2016
10778Leandro LoLeandro LoLPts: 2x0Copa Podio105KGF2016
12903Luiz PanzaLuiz PanzaLReferee DecisionACBJJ 5O95KGF2017
13207Gustavo DiasGustavo DiasLPts: 2x2, AdvWorld Champ.O100KG8F2017
3514Andre CamposWPts: 0x0, AdvEuropean OpenO100KGSF2012
3515T. GaiaWChokeEuropean OpenO100KGF2012
3653Michael SchussWSubmissionPan AmericanO100KG4F2012
3657R. EvangelistaR. EvangelistaWToe HoldPan AmericanO100KGSF2012
3745UnknownWPointsWorld Pro TrialsO94KGSF2012
3746Radek TurekRadek TurekWPts: 2x0World Pro TrialsO94KGF2012
3852Antonio PeinadoAntonio PeinadoWPointsBrasileiroO100KGSF2012
3853T. GaiaWPointsBrasileiroO100KGF2012
4138Rodrigo CompridoRodrigo CompridoWPts: 2x2, AdvWorld Champ.O100KG4F2012
4312B. GeorgyWRNCADCC EU TrialsO99KGR12012
4313N/AWPointsADCC EU TrialsO99KG4F2012
4314Bence GyorgyWKneebarADCC EU TrialsO99KGSF2012
4315Michael WysockiWPointsADCC EU TrialsO99KGF2012
4425Lucio RodriguesLucio RodriguesWPointsEuropean OpenABS4F2013
4455Vedran IkicWChoke from backEuropean OpenO100KG4F2013
4457Leo NogueiraLeo NogueiraWPts: 5x2European OpenO100KGSF2013
4458Rodrigo CavacaRodrigo CavacaWPts: 3x0European OpenO100KGF2013
4818Roberto RobertoWReferee DecisionWorld Champ.O100KG4F2013
5264Thomas JohanssenWFootlockEuropeanABS4F2014
5267Fabiano LeiteWAdvEuropeanABSSF2014
5268Yuri SimoesYuri SimoesWArmbarEuropeanABSF2014
5303UnknownWSubmissionPan AmericanABSR32014
5312Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusWPts: 3x2Pan AmericanABS4F2014
5413Rafael GoulartWChoke from backPan AmericanO100KG4F2014
5415Leo D'AvilaWChoke from backPan AmericanO100KGSF2014
5676Rodrigo CavacaRodrigo CavacaWPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Pro.O100KGSF2014
5701William LimaWKneebarWorld Champ.ABSR22014
5711Murilo SantanaMurilo SantanaWPts: 6x2World Champ.ABSRD 42014
5851Abraham MarteAbraham MarteWPts: 2x0World Champ.O100KG4F2014
6746Morrys AyalaWN/APan AmericanABSR22015
6758Erberth SantosErberth SantosWPts: 6x4Pan AmericanABSR32015
6765Otavio SousaOtavio SousaWPointsPan AmericanABS4F2015
6887Kitner MouraWArmbarPan AmericanO100KG4F2015
6889Luiz PanzaLuiz PanzaWPts: 6x2Pan AmericanO100KGSF2015
6890James PuopoloJames PuopoloWKneebarPan AmericanO100KGF2015
7142Pablo AnastacioWArmbarWorld ProO95KGR12015
7148Rodrigo CavacaRodrigo CavacaWPts: 2x0World ProO95KG4F2015
7151Igor SilvaIgor SilvaWToe holdWorld ProO95KGSF2015
7176UnknownWKneebarWorld ProABSR12015
7185UnknownWArmbarWorld ProABSR32015
7189Jackson SousaJackson SousaWToe holdWorld ProABS4F2015
7190Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusWPts: 2x0World ProABSSF2015
7369Gustavo DiasGustavo DiasWPointsWorld Champ.ABSR12015
7381Murilo SantanaMurilo SantanaWPts: 2x0World Champ.ABS8F2015
7390Abraham MarteAbraham MarteWKneebarWorld Champ.ABSSF2015
7506T. GaiaWKneebarWorld Champ.O100KG8F2015
7510Rodrigo CavacaRodrigo CavacaWPts: 4x2World Champ.O100KG4F2015
9525Roberto AbreuRoberto AbreuWPts: 0x0, AdvWorld ProABSR22016
9538Andre CamposWPts: 2x0World ProABS8F2016
9545Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusWPts: 0x0, AdvWorld ProABS4F2016
9648Antonio JuniorWPts: 6x0World ProO94KGR12016
10076Mahamed AlyMahamed AlyWPts: 4x0World Champ.ABSR22016
10177Braulio EstimaBraulio EstimaWPts: 6x0Copa PodioABSSPF2016
10763Nelton PontesNelton PontesWPts: 6x0Copa Podio105KGRR2016
10767Rodrigo CavacaRodrigo CavacaWPts: 2x0Copa Podio105KGRR2016
10771Gabriel LucasGabriel LucasWPts: 9x0Copa Podio105KGRR2016
10774Diego BorgesDiego BorgesWPts: 6x0Copa Podio105KGRR2016
10776F. TrovoWPts: 2x0Copa Podio105KGSF2016
12085Carlos FariasCarlos FariasWPts: 9x0Pan AmericanABSR12017
12097Tanner RiceTanner RiceWPts: 2x0Pan AmericanABS8F2017
12248Otavio NalatiWPts: 2x0Pan AmericanO1004F2017
12898Ricardo FelicianoRicardo FelicianoWDogbarACBJJ 5O95KG4F2017
12901Joao RochaJoao RochaWReferee DecisionACBJJ 5O95KGSF2017
16053Tanner RiceTanner RiceWPts: 2x0King of Mats110KGRR2018
16058Helton JoseHelton JoseWPts: 0x0, AdvKing of Mats110KGRR2018
16060Alexandre SouzaAlexandre SouzaWInjuryKing of Mats110KGSF2018
16063Roberto AbreuRoberto AbreuWChoke from backKing of Mats110KGF2018
28624Felipe MakotoWRNCNashville OpenABSR12021
28627Sam WellsWKneebarNashville OpenABS4F2021
28628Clay MayfieldWCachecol chokeNashville OpenABSSF2021
31877Gabriel AraujoWKatagatameNashville OpenO100KGF2022
31878Adolfo SuarezWArm in EzekielNashville OpenABS4F2022
31882Matheus LunaMatheus LunaWPts: 9x0Nashville OpenABSSF2022
31883Joao CizeskiJoao CizeskiWArmbarNashville OpenABSF2022

Alexander Trans vs Yuri Simoes

Alexander Trans vs Keenan Cornelius

 

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3 Comments

  • Dan says:

    I saw him land a top side half-guard kneebar in the Black Belt Absolute division at the European Open this year. This guy moved like a light weight, but you could tell was an ultra heavy when you got close to him. Amazing!

  • Hesham says:

    i used to see him in the locker room in the UAEJJ Arena…..awesome guy…..what a Viking!!
    but didnt he move to GFTeam??

  • Sear says:

    I saw he recently opened his own academy in Plano TX called Progresso Jiu Jitsu

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