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Alexandre Cavaliere

Alexandre Cavaliere

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Guard Passing Instructional by Lucas Lepri

Alexandre Cavaliere da Silva is a Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt under Roberto Correa (Gordo) and Paulo Perrota (Rabicó), who also worked extensively with coaches Murilo Bustamante, José Honório and Alexandre Paiva (Gigi). Regarded as a hot prospect while climbing the ranks of BJJ in the colored belt divisions, Cavaliere’s talent was almost lost as he abandoned the sport in 2013 for financial reasons. His big comeback tournament – a gold medal at the UAEJJF Grand Slam in Rio de Janeiro (2016) immediately placed him as one of the top middleweights in the world, an idea cemented by more high profile wins in the years that followed.

Alexandre Cavaliere Jiu Jitsu

Full Name: Alexandre Cavaliere Gomes da Silva

Nickname: N/A

Lineage: Mitsuyo Maeda > Carlos Gracie > Hélio Gracie > Carlos Gracie Jr > Roberto Correa > Alexandre Cavaliere

Main Achievements:

  • 1st Place UAEJJF Grand Slam, RJ (2016)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Salvador Fall Open (2018)
  • 1st Place Gracie Pro Challenge (2017)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF Open (2018)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF Rio BJJ Pro (2018)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF Curitiba Open (2018)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF Brasília Open (2017)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF Brasília No-Gi Open (2017)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF Rio Fall Open (2019**)

Main Achievements (Colored Belts):

  • 2nd Place CBJJ Brazilian Nationals (2011 purple)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF Rio Open (2010 purple)

* Absolute
** Weight and absolute

Favorite Position/Technique: Cross Collar Guard

Weight Division: Peso Médio (82,30 kg / 181.5 lbs)

Team/Association: Alliance

Alexandre Cavaliere Biography

Alexandre Cavaliere was born on August 09, 1987 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Very active in sports from a very young age, Alexandre started swimming as a 6-year-old, later wandering to basketball, soccer (football) and karate.

During the late 1990’s Murilo Bustamante was already regarded as a big ‘vale-tudo’ star, particularly in the South Zone (Zona Sul) of Rio de Janeiro, where Cavaliere lived. This admiration, shared by the local community, led Alexandre’s stepfather to enroll him in Bustamante’s well-known kids’ jiu-jitsu classes in the Leblon neighborhood when he was 9 years old.

Training under Murilo’s guidance up until his 13th birthday, it was with Carlson Gracie Academy (which became Brazilian Top Team [BTT] in the meanwhile), that Cavaliere had his first competitive experiences, conquering the prestigious Copa Company title, and an honorable 2nd place at the Brazilian Nationals as a yellow belt.

Unfortunately for jiu-jitsu, Alexandre ended up abandoning the sport in his early teens. During this post-BJJ period, Cavaliere’s life took a turn for the worst, riddled with disruptive behavior and constant fighting on the streets, which lasted until his 19th birthday, a time when Cavaliere decided to return to grappling and clean up his act.

At the time of his tide changing realization, Alexandre was living in the western area of Rio (Recreio dos Bandeirantes), far away from BTT’s headquarters. For that reason, he decided to join the neighboring academy of Master José Honório’s (Victor Honório‘s father). It was at this gym that Cavaliere truly connected with jiu-jitsu again, returning to competition.

Alexandre’s return to martial arts encompassed BJJ and kickboxing, which fueled the desire to compete in mixed martial arts (MMA). With that in mind, and considering Roberto Correa (Gordo) had a strong MMA team at the time, Cavaliere decided to switch all his training to Gordo’s academy, including his jiu-jitsu which was then handed to coach Correa and Paulo Perrota (Rabicó).

While training BJJ under Gordo and Rabicó, Alexandre became increasingly interested in grappling, and eventually made a transition of commitment fully to jiu-jitsu. It was also under these two coaches that Alexandre worked from blue to black belt, the latter being awarded on December 2014.

During his belt progression, Alexandre beat some of the best names of his belt division, people such as Paulo Miyao, Ronaldo Cândido, Alan Nuguete and many more. Although well respected in his sporting circle, in 2013 Cavaliere was forced to abandon his international sporting career, due to the lack of financial support. He made a comeback with the help of his old instructor, Murilo Bustamante, in 2016 on time to shock the BJJ world with a brilliant performance at the UAEJJF Rio Grand Slam, where he beat some of the best grapplers in the sport.

In 2017 Alexandre Cavaliere established a good friendship with coaches Gigi Paiva, Michael Langhi and Fábio Gurgel of Alliance, a bond that strengthened during the IBJJF European Open that year. Alexandre was then invited to train with the 11-time world champion team, an offer that was too tempting to refuse, becoming one of the team’s middleweights that year.

Cover photo by Focados No Tatame.

Alexandre Cavaliere Grappling Record

37 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    12 (32%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    7 (19%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    15 (41%)
  • BY DECISION
    3 (8%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

15 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Loop choke
20
3
#86e620
Armbar
20
3
#5AD3D1
Choke from back
13
2
#d1212a
Submission
7
1
#fad11b
Triangle
7
1
#f58822
Wristlock
7
1
#224aba
RNC
7
1
#ff9124
Choke
7
1
#bf1f6c
Cross choke
7
1
#22c9a5
Bread cutter choke
7
1
15
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
29 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    11 (38%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    3 (10%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    12 (41%)
  • BY DECISION
    2 (7%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    1 (3%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

12 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
Triangle
25
3
#86e620
Choke from back
17
2
#5AD3D1
Arm in ezekiel
8
1
#d1212a
RNC
8
1
#fad11b
Armbar
8
1
#f58822
Kneebar
8
1
#224aba
Toe hold
8
1
#ff9124
Short choke
8
1
#bf1f6c
Loop choke
8
1
12
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Alexandre Cavaliere Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
9106Vinicius MarinhoVinicius MarinhoLArm in ezekielRio Summer Open82KG4F2016
10500Jaime CanutoJaime CanutoLAdvSao Paulo Open82KG4F2016
11350Roberto SatoshiRoberto SatoshiLPts: 6x2Grand Slam AD75KGSF2017
11351Edwin NajmiEdwin NajmiLRNCGrand Slam AD75KG3RD2017
11480Oliver GeddesOliver GeddesLPts: 2x0European Open82KG8F2017
12647Jaime CanutoJaime CanutoLArmbarBrasileiro82KG4F2017
13348Braga NetoBraga NetoLChoke from backGracie ProABSR12017
14188Ruan OliveiraRuan OliveiraLReferee DecisionGrand Slam RJ85KG8F2017
14299Isaque BahienseIsaque BahienseLChoke from backSouth American82KG4F2017
14341Chaise OlimpioLTriangleBrasilia Open82KGF2017
14345Cassio FrancisCassio FrancisLKneebarBrasilia OpenABSSF2017
14349Marcos AurelioLPointsBrasilia NGOABSF2017
14656R. MartinsLToe holdEuropean OpenABSR12018
14713Felipe CesarFelipe CesarLPts: 2x0European Open82KGR12018
15583Servio TulioServio TulioLShort chokeRio Open82KGF2018
15711David RaabDavid RaabLLoop chokeCuritiba Open82KGF2018
16003Yago SouzaYago SouzaLPts: 2x0Brasileiro82KG8F2018
17181Andre AstolfoLPointsSao Paulo Open82KG4F2018
17396Abner SoaresLPts: 2x0Brasileiro NoGi85KG4F2018
17702Luan CarvalhoLuan CarvalhoLPts: 4x0Rio BJJ Pro82KGF2018
17928Yan LucasYan LucasLPts: 2x0Grand Slam RJ77KGR12018
18512Michael LieraMichael LieraLTriangleEuropean Open82KGR12019
18862Igor VerissimoIgor VerissimoLTriangleCuritiba SM. Open82KGSF2019
19341Wellington LuisWellington LuisLPts: 4x0Rio Fall Open82KGSF2019
19355Kitner MouraLPts: 0x0, PenRio Fall OpenABSSF2019
19792Ronieri SilvaLPts: 0x0, AdvBrasileiro82KGR22019
20025Romario TeodoroLPointsSalvador Open82KGSF2019
20033Luis FerlinLReferee DecisionSalvador OpenABS4F2019
20299Igor PaivaIgor PaivaLAdvRio Open82KGF2019
10969Robson BorgesWSubmissionGrand Slam RJ77KGR22016
10984Luan CarvalhoLuan CarvalhoWLoop chokeGrand Slam RJ77KG4F2016
10988Pedro FariasWAdvGrand Slam RJ77KGSF2016
10990Gabriel RolloGabriel RolloWPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam RJ77KGF2016
11348Flavio VianaWReferee DecisionGrand Slam AD75KG4F2017
11473Christian DellevagWTriangleEuropean Open82KGR12017
13346N/AWChoke from backGracie Pro82KGSF2017
13347Jayan CastroWPts: 4x0Gracie Pro82KGF2017
14182Wellington LuisWellington LuisWReferee DecisionGrand Slam RJ85KGR22017
14339UnknownWArmbarBrasilia Open82KG4F2017
14340Chairo OlimpioWPts: 2x0Brasilia Open82KGSF2017
14343N/AWArmbarBrasilia OpenABSR12017
14344N/AWPointsBrasilia OpenABS4F2017
14347N/AWPointsBrasilia NGOABS4F2017
14348Cleydson JuniorWPointsBrasilia NGOABSSF2017
15576Jose DiasWWristlockRio Open82KGR12018
15578Fabricio BarbosaWPointsRio Open82KG4F2018
15581Stefano CorreaWAdvRio Open82KGSF2018
15709Rodolpho BorgesWPointsCuritiba Open82KGR12018
15710Matheus LinharesWPts: 2x0Curitiba Open82KGSF2018
15772UnknownWArmbarSalvador Fall O.82KG4F2018
15773Andre AstolfoWPts: 2x0Salvador Fall O.82KGSF2018
15774Andre CostaWAdvSalvador Fall O.82KGF2018
15995Janairo do CarmoWPts: 2x0Brasileiro82KGR12018
17177Luis DomingosWLoop chokeSao Paulo Open82KGR12018
17391Alexandre VazWRNCBrasileiro NoGi85KG8F2018
17699Vitor MatosWAdvRio BJJ Pro82KG4F2018
17700Jaime CanutoJaime CanutoWLoop chokeRio BJJ Pro82KGSF2018
18859Carlos CandidoWChoke from backCuritiba SM. Open82KG4F2019
19338Rafael SouzaWReferee DecisionRio Fall Open82KG4F2019
19353Igor PinheiroWChokeRio Fall OpenABSR12019
19354Joao OliveiraWCross chokeRio Fall OpenABS4F2019
19788Joao MeloWBread cutter chokeBrasileiro82KGR12019
20031R. VasconcelosWPts: 3x0Salvador OpenABSR12019
20294Igor PessoaWAdvRio Open82KGR12019
20295Jose MenezesWPts: 5x0Rio Open82KG4F2019
20298Bruno BressanWAdvRio Open82KGSF2019
Guard Passing Instructional by Lucas Lepri

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