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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)
  • IBJJF World Champion (2011** brown, 2010 purple)
  • IBJJF Pan American Champion (2015)
  • CBJJ Brazilian National Champion (2012)
  • UAEJJF King of Mats Champion (2018)
  • UAEJJF World Pro Trials Champion –Warsaw (2011**)
  • 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)

Main Achievements (Colored Belts):

  • IBJJF European Champion (2011** brown, 2010** purple)
  • IBJJF World Champion (2011** brown, 2010 purple)
  • IBJJF Pan American Champion (2011** brown)
  • CBJJ Brazilian National Champion (2011 brown)
  • UAEJJF World Pro Trials Champion –Warsaw (2011**)
  • IBJJF World No-Gi Champion (2010 brown)
  • IBJJF Rio Open Champion (2010 brown)

* 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

70 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    34 (49%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    7 (10%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    26 (37%)
  • BY DECISION
    2 (3%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

26 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Kneebar
27
7
#86e620
Choke from back
15
4
#5AD3D1
Armbar
15
4
#d1212a
Toe Hold
12
3
#fad11b
Submission
8
2
#f58822
RNC
8
2
#224aba
Choke
4
1
#ff9124
Footlock
4
1
#bf1f6c
Dogbar
4
1
#22c9a5
Cachecol choke
4
1
26
(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
4817Marcus AlmeidaMarcus AlmeidaLReferee DecisionWorld Champ.O100KGSF2013
5305Leandro LoLeandro LoLPointsPan AmericanABSSF2014
5407Andre GalvaoAndre GalvaoLAdvPan AmericanO100KGF2014
5600Otavio SousaOtavio SousaLPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Pro.ABSR12014
5667Marcus AlmeidaMarcus AlmeidaLPts: 2x0World Pro.O100KGF2014
5706Rodolfo VieiraRodolfo VieiraLChokeWorld Champ.ABS4F2014
5843Marcus AlmeidaMarcus AlmeidaLChoke from backWorld Champ.O100KGF2014
6752Bernardo FariaBernardo FariaLPts: 2x0Pan AmericanABSSF2015
7138Marcus AlmeidaMarcus AlmeidaLPts: 2x0World ProO95KGF2015
7179Marcus AlmeidaMarcus AlmeidaLPts: 0x0, AdvWorld ProABSF2015
9535Felipe PenaFelipe PenaLPts: 2x0World ProABSSF2016
10048Joao RochaJoao RochaLReferee DecisionWorld Champ.O100KG4F2016
10081Felipe PenaFelipe PenaLPts: 2x0World Champ.ABS8F2016
10764Leandro LoLeandro LoLPts: 2x0Copa Podio105KGF2016
12884Luiz PanzaLuiz PanzaLReferee DecisionACBJJ 5O95KGF2017
13188Gustavo 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
4814Roberto RobertoWReferee DecisionWorld Champ.O100KG4F2013
5260Thomas JohanssenWFootlockEuropeanABS4F2014
5263Fabiano LeiteWAdvEuropeanABSSF2014
5264Yuri SimoesYuri SimoesWArmbarEuropeanABSF2014
5293UnknownWSubmissionPan AmericanABSR32014
5302Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusWPts: 3x2Pan AmericanABS4F2014
5403Rafael GoulartWChoke from backPan AmericanO100KG4F2014
5405Leo D'AvilaWChoke from backPan AmericanO100KGSF2014
5666Rodrigo CavacaRodrigo CavacaWPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Pro.O100KGSF2014
5691William LimaWKneebarWorld Champ.ABSR22014
5701Murilo SantanaMurilo SantanaWPts: 6x2World Champ.ABSRD 42014
5841Abraham MarteAbraham MarteWPts: 2x0World Champ.O100KG4F2014
6732Morrys AyalaWN/APan AmericanABSR22015
6744Erberth SantosErberth SantosWPts: 6x4Pan AmericanABSR32015
6751Otavio SousaOtavio SousaWPointsPan AmericanABS4F2015
6873Kitner MouraWArmbarPan AmericanO100KG4F2015
6875Luiz PanzaLuiz PanzaWPts: 6x2Pan AmericanO100KGSF2015
6876James PuopoloJames PuopoloWKneebarPan AmericanO100KGF2015
7128Pablo AnastacioWArmbarWorld ProO95KGR12015
7134Rodrigo CavacaRodrigo CavacaWPts: 2x0World ProO95KG4F2015
7137Igor SilvaIgor SilvaWToe holdWorld ProO95KGSF2015
7162UnknownWKneebarWorld ProABSR12015
7171UnknownWArmbarWorld ProABSR32015
7175Jackson SousaJackson SousaWToe holdWorld ProABS4F2015
7176Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusWPts: 2x0World ProABSSF2015
7355Gustavo DiasGustavo DiasWPointsWorld Champ.ABSR12015
7367Murilo SantanaMurilo SantanaWPts: 2x0World Champ.ABS8F2015
7376Abraham MarteAbraham MarteWKneebarWorld Champ.ABSSF2015
7492T. GaiaWKneebarWorld Champ.O100KG8F2015
7496Rodrigo CavacaRodrigo CavacaWPts: 4x2World Champ.O100KG4F2015
9511Roberto AbreuRoberto AbreuWPts: 0x0, AdvWorld ProABSR22016
9524Andre CamposWPts: 2x0World ProABS8F2016
9531Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusWPts: 0x0, AdvWorld ProABS4F2016
9634Antonio JuniorWPts: 6x0World ProO94KGR12016
10062Mahamed AlyMahamed AlyWPts: 4x0World Champ.ABSR22016
10163Braulio EstimaBraulio EstimaWPts: 6x0Copa PodioABSSPF2016
10749Nelton PontesNelton PontesWPts: 6x0Copa Podio105KGRR2016
10753Rodrigo CavacaRodrigo CavacaWPts: 2x0Copa Podio105KGRR2016
10757Gabriel LucasGabriel LucasWPts: 9x0Copa Podio105KGRR2016
10760Diego BorgesDiego BorgesWPts: 6x0Copa Podio105KGRR2016
10762F. TrovoWPts: 2x0Copa Podio105KGSF2016
12066Carlos FariasCarlos FariasWPts: 9x0Pan AmericanABSR12017
12078Tanner RiceTanner RiceWPts: 2x0Pan AmericanABS8F2017
12229Otavio NalatiWPts: 2x0Pan AmericanO1004F2017
12879Ricardo FelicianoRicardo FelicianoWDogbarACBJJ 5O95KG4F2017
12882Joao RochaJoao RochaWReferee DecisionACBJJ 5O95KGSF2017
16017Tanner RiceTanner RiceWPts: 2x0King of Mats110KGRR2018
16022Helton JoseHelton JoseWPts: 0x0, AdvKing of Mats110KGRR2018
16024Alexandre SouzaAlexandre SouzaWInjuryKing of Mats110KGSF2018
16027Roberto AbreuRoberto AbreuWChoke from backKing of Mats110KGF2018
28464Felipe MakotoWRNCNashville OpenABSR12021
28467Sam WellsWKneebarNashville OpenABS4F2021
28468Clay MayfieldWCachecol chokeNashville OpenABSSF2021

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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