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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

59 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    31 (53%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    6 (10%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    20 (34%)
  • BY DECISION
    2 (3%)
  • 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
50
1
#86e620
Choke from back
50
1
2
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Alexander Trans Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
3212Fabricio WerdumFabricio WerdumLPts: 2x0ADCCO99KGR12011
3622Marcus AlmeidaMarcus AlmeidaLPts: 2x0Pan AmericanO100KGF2012
4107Leonardo LeiteLeonardo LeiteLPts: 2x0World Champ.O100KGSF2012
4386Leo NogueiraLeo NogueiraLPts: 4x0European OpenABSSF2013
4467Gustavo CamposGustavo CamposLPointsPan AmericanABSR22013
4763Marcus AlmeidaMarcus AlmeidaLReferee DecisionWorld Champ.O100KGSF2013
5232Leandro LoLeandro LoLPointsPan AmericanABSSF2014
5334Andre GalvaoAndre GalvaoLAdvPan AmericanO100KGF2014
5517Otavio SousaOtavio SousaLPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Pro.ABSR12014
5583Marcus AlmeidaMarcus AlmeidaLPts: 2x0World Pro.O100KGF2014
5622Rodolfo VieiraRodolfo VieiraLChokeWorld Champ.ABS4F2014
5758Marcus AlmeidaMarcus AlmeidaLChoke from backWorld Champ.O100KGF2014
6623Bernardo FariaBernardo FariaLPts: 2x0Pan AmericanABSSF2015
7000Marcus AlmeidaMarcus AlmeidaLPts: 2x0World ProO95KGF2015
7041Marcus AlmeidaMarcus AlmeidaLPts: 0x0, AdvWorld ProABSF2015
9311Felipe PenaFelipe PenaLPts: 2x0World ProABSSF2016
9822Joao RochaJoao RochaLReferee DecisionWorld Champ.O100KG4F2016
9855Felipe PenaFelipe PenaLPts: 2x0World Champ.ABS8F2016
10486Leandro LoLeandro LoLPts: 2x0Copa Podio105KGF2016
12445Luiz PanzaLuiz PanzaLReferee DecisionACBJJ HW GPO95KGF2017
12727Gustavo EliasGustavo EliasLPts: 2x2, AdvWorld Champ.O100KG8F2017
3478Andre CamposWPts: 0x0, AdvEuropean OpenO100KGSF2012
3479T. GaiaWChokeEuropean OpenO100KGF2012
3617Michael SchussWSubmissionPan AmericanO100KG4F2012
3621R. EvangelistaR. EvangelistaWToe HoldPan AmericanO100KGSF2012
3709UnknownWPointsWorld Pro TrialsO94KGSF2012
3710Radek TurekRadek TurekWPts: 2x0World Pro TrialsO94KGF2012
3817Antonio PeinadoAntonio PeinadoWPointsBrasileiroO100KGSF2012
3818T. GaiaWPointsBrasileiroO100KGF2012
4105Rodrigo CompridoRodrigo CompridoWPts: 2x2, AdvWorld Champ.O100KG4F2012
4384Lucio RodriguesLucio RodriguesWPointsEuropean OpenABS4F2013
4408Vedran IkicWChoke from backEuropean OpenO100KG4F2013
4410Leo NogueiraLeo NogueiraWPts: 5x2European OpenO100KGSF2013
4411Rodrigo CavacaRodrigo CavacaWPts: 3x0European OpenO100KGF2013
4760Roberto RobertoWReferee DecisionWorld Champ.O100KG4F2013
5187Thomas JohanssenWFootlockEuropeanABS4F2014
5190Fabiano LeiteWAdvEuropeanABSSF2014
5191Yuri SimoesYuri SimoesWArmbarEuropeanABSF2014
5220UnknownWSubmissionPan AmericanABSR32014
5229Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusWPts: 3x2Pan AmericanABS4F2014
5330Rafael GoulartWChoke from backPan AmericanO100KG4F2014
5332Leo D'AvilaWChoke from backPan AmericanO100KGSF2014
5582Rodrigo CavacaRodrigo CavacaWPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Pro.O100KGSF2014
5607William LimaWKneebarWorld Champ.ABSR22014
5617Murilo SantanaMurilo SantanaWPts: 6x2World Champ.ABSRD 42014
5756Abraham MarteAbraham MarteWPts: 2x0World Champ.O100KG4F2014
6603Morrys AyalaWN/APan AmericanABSR22015
6615Erberth SantosErberth SantosWPts: 6x4Pan AmericanABSR32015
6622Otavio SousaOtavio SousaWPointsPan AmericanABS4F2015
6744Kitner MouraWArmbarPan AmericanO100KG4F2015
6746Luiz PanzaLuiz PanzaWPts: 6x2Pan AmericanO100KGSF2015
6747James PuopoloJames PuopoloWKneebarPan AmericanO100KGF2015
6990Pablo AnastacioWArmbarWorld ProO95KGR12015
6996Rodrigo CavacaRodrigo CavacaWPts: 2x0World ProO95KG4F2015
6999Igor SilvaIgor SilvaWToe holdWorld ProO95KGSF2015
7024UnknownWKneebarWorld ProABSR12015
7033UnknownWArmbarWorld ProABSR32015
7037Jackson SousaJackson SousaWToe holdWorld ProABS4F2015
7038Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusWPts: 2x0World ProABSSF2015
7214Gustavo EliasGustavo EliasWPointsWorld Champ.ABSR12015
7226Murilo SantanaMurilo SantanaWPts: 2x0World Champ.ABS8F2015
7235Abraham MarteAbraham MarteWKneebarWorld Champ.ABSSF2015
7350T. GaiaWKneebarWorld Champ.O100KG8F2015
7354Rodrigo CavacaRodrigo CavacaWPts: 4x2World Champ.O100KG4F2015
9287Roberto AbreuRoberto AbreuWPts: 0x0, AdvWorld ProABSR22016
9300Andre CamposWPts: 2x0World ProABS8F2016
9307Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusWPts: 0x0, AdvWorld ProABS4F2016
9409Antonio JuniorWPts: 6x0World ProO94KGR12016
9836Mahamed AlyMahamed AlyWPts: 4x0World Champ.ABSR22016
9933Braulio EstimaBraulio EstimaWPts: 6x0Copa PodioABSSPF2016
10471Nelton PontesNelton PontesWPts: 6x0Copa Podio105KGRR2016
10475Rodrigo CavacaRodrigo CavacaWPts: 2x0Copa Podio105KGRR2016
10479Gabriel LucasGabriel LucasWPts: 9x0Copa Podio105KGRR2016
10482Diego BorgesDiego BorgesWPts: 6x0Copa Podio105KGRR2016
10484F. TrovoWPts: 2x0Copa Podio105KGSF2016
11666Carlos FariasCarlos FariasWPts: 9x0Pan AmericanABSR12017
11678Tanner RiceTanner RiceWPts: 2x0Pan AmericanABS8F2017
11829Otavio NalatiWPts: 2x0Pan AmericanO1004F2017
12440Ricardo FelicianoRicardo FelicianoWDogbarACBJJ HW GPO95KG4F2017
12443Joao RochaJoao RochaWReferee DecisionACBJJ HW GPO95KGSF2017

Alexander Trans vs Yuri Simoes

Alexander Trans vs Keenan Cornelius

 

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