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

Main Achievements:

  • IBJJF European Champion (2014*/2013/2012 black; 2011** brown; 2010** purple)
  • IBJJF World Champion (2011** brown; 2010 purple)
  • IBJJF Pan American Champion (2015 black, 2011** brown)
  • CBJJ Brazilian National Champion (2012 black, 2011 brown)
  • UAEJJF World Pro Trials Champion –Warsaw (2011**)
  • IBJJF World No-Gi Champion (2010 brown)
  • IBJJF Rio Open Champion (2010 brown)
  • UAEJJF Abu Dhabi World Pro Runner-up (2015**)
  • Copa Pódio HW GP Runner-up (2016)
  • IBJJF Pan American Championship Runner-up (2014/2012)
  • IBJJF World Championship 3rd Place (2012)
  • IBJJF Pan American Championship 3rd Place (2017)

* Absolute
** Weight and absolute

Favourite 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 training and competing for the Checkmat team,  on the second semester of 2015, Alexander Trans announced his switch to GF Team, an academy well known for developing great heavyweight competitors.

Alexander Trans Grappling Record

57 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    29 (51%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    6 (11%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    20 (35%)
  • BY DECISION
    2 (4%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

20 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Kneebar
25
5
#86e620
Armbar
20
4
#5AD3D1
Toe Hold
15
3
#d1212a
Choke from back
15
3
#fad11b
Submission
10
2
#f58822
Footlock
5
1
#224aba
Dogbar
5
1
#ff9124
Choke
5
1
20
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
21 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    12 (57%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    4 (19%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    2 (10%)
  • BY DECISION
    3 (14%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

2 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

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

Alexander Trans Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
3172Fabricio WerdumFabricio WerdumLPts: 2x0ADCCO99KGR12011
3579Marcus AlmeidaMarcus AlmeidaLPts: 2x0Pan AmericanO100KGF2012
4054Leonardo LeiteLeonardo LeiteLPts: 2x0World Champ.O100KGSF2012
4324Leo NogueiraLeo NogueiraLPts: 4x0European OpenABSSF2013
4405Gustavo CamposGustavo CamposLPointsPan AmericanABSR22013
4693Marcus AlmeidaMarcus AlmeidaLReferee DecisionWorld Champ.O100KGSF2013
5157Leandro LoLeandro LoLPointsPan AmericanABSSF2014
5259Andre GalvaoAndre GalvaoLAdvPan AmericanO100KGF2014
5440Otavio SousaOtavio SousaLPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Pro.ABSR12014
5502Marcus AlmeidaMarcus AlmeidaLPts: 2x0World Pro.O100KGF2014
5541Rodolfo VieiraRodolfo VieiraLChokeWorld Champ.ABS4F2014
5677Marcus AlmeidaMarcus AlmeidaLChoke from backWorld Champ.O100KGF2014
6528Bernardo FariaBernardo FariaLPts: 2x0Pan AmericanABSSF2015
6905Marcus AlmeidaMarcus AlmeidaLPts: 2x0World ProO95KGF2015
6946Marcus AlmeidaMarcus AlmeidaLPts: 0x0, AdvWorld ProABSF2015
9200Felipe PenaFelipe PenaLPts: 2x0World ProABSSF2016
9709Joao RochaJoao RochaLReferee DecisionWorld Champ.O100KG4F2016
9742Felipe PenaFelipe PenaLPts: 2x0World Champ.ABS8F2016
10370Leandro LoLeandro LoLPts: 2x0Copa Podio105KGF2016
12310Luiz PanzaLuiz PanzaLReferee DecisionACBJJ HW GPO95KGF2017
12591Gustavo EliasGustavo EliasLPts: 2x2, AdvWorld Champ.O100KG8F2017
3435Andre CamposWPts: 0x0, AdvEuropean OpenO100KGSF2012
3436T. GaiaWChokeEuropean OpenO100KGF2012
3574Michael SchussWSubmissionPan AmericanO100KG4F2012
3578R. EvangelistaR. EvangelistaWToe HoldPan AmericanO100KGSF2012
3764Antonio PeinadoAntonio PeinadoWPointsBrasileiroO100KGSF2012
3765T. GaiaWPointsBrasileiroO100KGF2012
4052Rodrigo CompridoRodrigo CompridoWPts: 2x2, AdvWorld Champ.O100KG4F2012
4322Lucio RodriguesLucio RodriguesWPointsEuropean OpenABS4F2013
4346Vedran IkicWChoke from backEuropean OpenO100KG4F2013
4348Leo NogueiraLeo NogueiraWPts: 5x2European OpenO100KGSF2013
4349Rodrigo CavacaRodrigo CavacaWPts: 3x0European OpenO100KGF2013
4690Roberto RobertoWReferee DecisionWorld Champ.O100KG4F2013
5112Thomas JohanssenWFootlockEuropeanABS4F2014
5115Fabiano LeiteWAdvEuropeanABSSF2014
5116Yuri SimoesYuri SimoesWArmbarEuropeanABSF2014
5145UnknownWSubmissionPan AmericanABSR32014
5154Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusWPts: 3x2Pan AmericanABS4F2014
5255Rafael GoulartWChoke from backPan AmericanO100KG4F2014
5257Leo D'AvilaWChoke from backPan AmericanO100KGSF2014
5501Rodrigo CavacaRodrigo CavacaWPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Pro.O100KGSF2014
5526William LimaWKneebarWorld Champ.ABSR22014
5536Murilo SantanaMurilo SantanaWPts: 6x2World Champ.ABSRD 42014
5675Abraham MarteAbraham MarteWPts: 2x0World Champ.O100KG4F2014
6508Morrys AyalaWN/APan AmericanABSR22015
6520Erberth SantosErberth SantosWPts: 6x4Pan AmericanABSR32015
6527Otavio SousaOtavio SousaWPointsPan AmericanABS4F2015
6649Kitner MouraWArmbarPan AmericanO100KG4F2015
6651Luiz PanzaLuiz PanzaWPts: 6x2Pan AmericanO100KGSF2015
6652James PuopoloJames PuopoloWKneebarPan AmericanO100KGF2015
6895Pablo AnastacioWArmbarWorld ProO95KGR12015
6901Rodrigo CavacaRodrigo CavacaWPts: 2x0World ProO95KG4F2015
6904Igor SilvaIgor SilvaWToe holdWorld ProO95KGSF2015
6929UnknownWKneebarWorld ProABSR12015
6938UnknownWArmbarWorld ProABSR32015
6942Jackson SousaJackson SousaWToe holdWorld ProABS4F2015
6943Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusWPts: 2x0World ProABSSF2015
7116Gustavo EliasGustavo EliasWPointsWorld Champ.ABSR12015
7127Murilo SantanaMurilo SantanaWPts: 2x0World Champ.ABS8F2015
7136Abraham MarteAbraham MarteWKneebarWorld Champ.ABSSF2015
7251T. GaiaWKneebarWorld Champ.O100KG8F2015
7255Rodrigo CavacaRodrigo CavacaWPts: 4x2World Champ.O100KG4F2015
9176Roberto AbreuRoberto AbreuWPts: 0x0, AdvWorld ProABSR22016
9189Andre CamposWPts: 2x0World ProABS8F2016
9196Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusWPts: 0x0, AdvWorld ProABS4F2016
9298Antonio JuniorWPts: 6x0World ProO94KGR12016
9723Mahamed AlyMahamed AlyWPts: 4x0World Champ.ABSR22016
9820Braulio EstimaBraulio EstimaWPts: 6x0Copa PodioABSSPF2016
10355Nelton PontesNelton PontesWPts: 6x0Copa Podio105KGRR2016
10359Rodrigo CavacaRodrigo CavacaWPts: 2x0Copa Podio105KGRR2016
10363Gabriel LucasGabriel LucasWPts: 9x0Copa Podio105KGRR2016
10366Diego BorgesDiego BorgesWPts: 6x0Copa Podio105KGRR2016
10368F. TrovoWPts: 2x0Copa Podio105KGSF2016
11533Carlos FariasCarlos FariasWPts: 9x0Pan AmericanABSR12017
11545Tanner RiceTanner RiceWPts: 2x0Pan AmericanABS8F2017
11696Otavio NalatiWPts: 2x0Pan AmericanO1004F2017
12305Ricardo FelicianoWDogbarACBJJ HW GPO95KG4F2017
12308Joao RochaJoao RochaWReferee DecisionACBJJ HW GPO95KGSF2017

Alexander Trans vs Yuri Simoes

Alexander Trans vs Keenan Cornelius

 

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