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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

55 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    29 (53%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    6 (11%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    19 (35%)
  • BY DECISION
    1 (2%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

19 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Kneebar
26
5
#86e620
Armbar
21
4
#5AD3D1
Toe Hold
16
3
#d1212a
Choke from back
16
3
#fad11b
Submission
11
2
#f58822
Footlock
5
1
#224aba
Choke
5
1
19
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
19 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    12 (63%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    3 (16%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    2 (11%)
  • BY DECISION
    2 (11%)
  • 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
3160Fabricio WerdumFabricio WerdumLPts: 2x0ADCCO99KGR12011
3565Marcus AlmeidaMarcus AlmeidaLPts: 2x0Pan AmericanO100KGF2012
4040Leonardo LeiteLeonardo LeiteLPts: 2x0World Champ.O100KGSF2012
4309Leo NogueiraLeo NogueiraLPts: 4x0European OpenABSSF2013
4390Gustavo CamposGustavo CamposLPointsPan AmericanABSR22013
4677Marcus AlmeidaMarcus AlmeidaLReferee DecisionWorld Champ.O100KGSF2013
5135Leandro LoLeandro LoLPointsPan AmericanABSSF2014
5237Andre GalvaoAndre GalvaoLAdvPan AmericanO100KGF2014
5418Otavio SousaOtavio SousaLPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Pro.ABSR12014
5480Marcus AlmeidaMarcus AlmeidaLPts: 2x0World Pro.O100KGF2014
5519Rodolfo VieiraRodolfo VieiraLChokeWorld Champ.ABS1/4F2014
5656Marcus AlmeidaMarcus AlmeidaLChoke from backWorld Champ.O100KGF2014
6501Bernardo FariaBernardo FariaLPts: 2x0Pan AmericanABSSF2015
6877Marcus AlmeidaMarcus AlmeidaLPts: 2x0World ProO95KGF2015
6918Marcus AlmeidaMarcus AlmeidaLPts: 0x0, AdvWorld ProABSF2015
9151Felipe PenaFelipe PenaLPts: 2x0World ProABSSF2016
9645Joao RochaJoao RochaLReferee DecisionWorld Champ.O100KG1/4F2016
9678Felipe PenaFelipe PenaLPts: 2x0World Champ.ABS1/8F2016
10295Leandro LoLeandro LoLPts: 2x0Copa Podio105KGF2016
3421Andre CamposWPts: 0x0, AdvEuropean OpenO100KGSF2012
3422T. GaiaWChokeEuropean OpenO100KGF2012
3560Michael SchussWSubmissionPan AmericanO100KG1/4F2012
3564R. EvangelistaR. EvangelistaWToe HoldPan AmericanO100KGSF2012
3750Antonio PeinadoAntonio PeinadoWPointsBrasileiroO100KGSF2012
3751T. GaiaWPointsBrasileiroO100KGF2012
4038Rodrigo CompridoRodrigo CompridoWPts: 2x2, AdvWorld Champ.O100KG1/4F2012
4307Lucio RodriguesLucio RodriguesWPointsEuropean OpenABS1/4F2013
4331Vedran IkicWChoke from backEuropean OpenO100KG1/4F2013
4333Leo NogueiraLeo NogueiraWPts: 5x2European OpenO100KGSF2013
4334Rodrigo CavacaRodrigo CavacaWPts: 3x0European OpenO100KGF2013
4674Roberto RobertoWReferee DecisionWorld Champ.O100KG1/4F2013
5090Thomas JohanssenWFootlockEuropeanABS1/4F2014
5093Fabiano LeiteWAdvEuropeanABSSF2014
5094Yuri SimoesYuri SimoesWArmbarEuropeanABSF2014
5123UnknownWSubmissionPan AmericanABSR32014
5132Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusWPts: 3x2Pan AmericanABS1/4F2014
5233Rafael GoulartWChoke from backPan AmericanO100KG1/4F2014
5235Leo D'AvilaWChoke from backPan AmericanO100KGSF2014
5479Rodrigo CavacaRodrigo CavacaWPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Pro.O100KGSF2014
5504William LimaWKneebarWorld Champ.ABSR22014
5514Murilo SantanaMurilo SantanaWPts: 6x2World Champ.ABSRD 42014
5654Abraham MarteAbraham MarteWPts: 2x0World Champ.O100KG1/4F2014
6481Morrys AyalaWN/APan AmericanABSR22015
6493Erberth SantosErberth SantosWPts: 6x4Pan AmericanABSR32015
6500Otavio SousaOtavio SousaWPointsPan AmericanABS1/4F2015
6622Kitner MouraWArmbarPan AmericanO100KG1/4F2015
6624Luis PanzaWPts: 6x2Pan AmericanO100KGSF2015
6625James PuopoloJames PuopoloWKneebarPan AmericanO100KGF2015
6867Pablo AnastacioWArmbarWorld ProO95KGR12015
6873Rodrigo CavacaRodrigo CavacaWPts: 2x0World ProO95KG1/4F2015
6876Igor SilvaIgor SilvaWToe holdWorld ProO95KGSF2015
6901UnknownWKneebarWorld ProABSR12015
6910UnknownWArmbarWorld ProABSR32015
6914Jackson SousaJackson SousaWToe holdWorld ProABS1/4F2015
6915Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusWPts: 2x0World ProABSSF2015
7088Gustavo EliasGustavo EliasWPointsWorld Champ.ABSR12015
7099Murilo SantanaMurilo SantanaWPts: 2x0World Champ.ABS1/8F2015
7108Abraham MarteAbraham MarteWKneebarWorld Champ.ABSSF2015
7223T. GaiaWKneebarWorld Champ.O100KG1/8F2015
7227Rodrigo CavacaRodrigo CavacaWPts: 4x2World Champ.O100KG1/4F2015
9127Roberto AbreuRoberto AbreuWPts: 0x0, AdvWorld ProABSR22016
9140Andre CamposWPts: 2x0World ProABS1/8F2016
9147Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusWPts: 0x0, AdvWorld ProABS1/4F2016
9249Antonio JuniorWPts: 6x0World ProO94KGR12016
9659Mahamed AlyMahamed AlyWPts: 4x0World Champ.ABSR22016
9754Braulio EstimaBraulio EstimaWPts: 6x0Copa PodioABSSPF2016
10280Nelton PontesNelton PontesWPts: 6x0Copa Podio105KGRR2016
10284Rodrigo CavacaRodrigo CavacaWPts: 2x0Copa Podio105KGRR2016
10288Gabriel LucasGabriel LucasWPts: 9x0Copa Podio105KGRR2016
10291Diego BorgesDiego BorgesWPts: 6x0Copa Podio105KGRR2016
10293F. TrovoWPts: 2x0Copa Podio105KGSF2016
11425Carlos FariasCarlos FariasWPts: 9x0Pan AmericanABSR12017
11437Tanner RiceTanner RiceWPts: 2x0Pan AmericanABS1/8F2017
11587Otavio NalatiWPts: 2x0Pan AmericanO1001/4F2017

Alexander Trans vs Yuri Simoes

Alexander Trans vs Keenan Cornelius

 

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