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Alexandre Cavaliere

Alexandre Cavaliere

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Alexandre Cavaliere 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:

  • UAEJJF Grand Slam RJ Champion (2016)
  • IBJJF Salvador Fall Open Champion (2018)
  • Gracie Pro Challenge Champion (2017)
  • IBJJF Rio International Open 2nd Place (2018)
  • IBJJF Rio BJJ Pro 2nd Place (2018)
  • IBJJF Curitiba International Open 2nd Place (2018)
  • IBJJF Brasília International Open 2nd Place (2017)
  • IBJJF Brasília International Open No-Gi 2nd Place (2017)

Main Achievements (Colored Belts):

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

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

28 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    10 (36%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    5 (18%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    11 (39%)
  • BY DECISION
    2 (7%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

11 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Loop choke
27
3
#86e620
Armbar
27
3
#5AD3D1
Submission
9
1
#d1212a
Triangle
9
1
#fad11b
Choke from back
9
1
#f58822
Wristlock
9
1
#224aba
RNC
9
1
11
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
22 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    9 (41%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    1 (5%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    11 (50%)
  • BY DECISION
    1 (5%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

11 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
Choke from back
18
2
#86e620
Triangle
18
2
#5AD3D1
Arm in ezekiel
9
1
#d1212a
RNC
9
1
#fad11b
Armbar
9
1
#f58822
Kneebar
9
1
#224aba
Toe hold
9
1
#ff9124
Short choke
9
1
#bf1f6c
Loop choke
9
1
11
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Alexandre Cavaliere Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
9065Vinicius MarinhoVinicius MarinhoLArm in ezekielRio Summer Open82KG4F2016
10455Jaime CanutoJaime CanutoLAdvSao Paulo Open82KG4F2016
11292Roberto SatoshiRoberto SatoshiLPts: 6x2Grand Slam AD75KGSF2017
11293Edwin NajmiEdwin NajmiLRNCGrand Slam AD75KG3RD2017
11419Oliver GeddesOliver GeddesLPts: 2x0European Open82KG8F2017
12583Jaime CanutoJaime CanutoLArmbarBrasileiro82KG4F2017
13280Braga NetoBraga NetoLChoke from backGracie ProABSR12017
14118Ruan OliveiraRuan OliveiraLReferee DecisionGrand Slam RJ85KG8F2017
14229Isaque BahienseIsaque BahienseLChoke from backSouth American82KG4F2017
14271Chaise OlimpioLTriangleBrasilia Open82KGF2017
14275Cassio FrancisCassio FrancisLKneebarBrasilia OpenABSSF2017
14279Marcos AurelioLPointsBrasilia NGOABSF2017
14543R. MartinsLToe holdEuropean OpenABSR12018
14600Felipe CesarFelipe CesarLPts: 2x0European Open82KGR12018
15415Servio TulioServio TulioLShort chokeRio Open82KGF2018
15527David RaabLLoop chokeCuritiba Open82KGF2018
15815Yago SouzaYago SouzaLPts: 2x0Brasileiro82KG8F2018
16956Andre AstolfoLPointsSao Paulo Open82KG4F2018
17164Abner SoaresLPts: 2x0Brasileiro NoGi85KG4F2018
17455Luan CarvalhoLuan CarvalhoLPts: 4x0Rio BJJ Pro82KGF2018
17670Yan LucasYan LucasLPts: 2x0Grand Slam RJ77KGR12018
18218Michael LieraMichael LieraLTriangleEuropean Open82KGR12019
10919Robson BorgesWSubmissionGrand Slam RJ77KGR22016
10934Luan CarvalhoLuan CarvalhoWLoop chokeGrand Slam RJ77KG4F2016
10938Pedro FariasWAdvGrand Slam RJ77KGSF2016
10940Gabriel RolloGabriel RolloWPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam RJ77KGF2016
11290Flavio VianaWReferee DecisionGrand Slam AD75KG4F2017
11412Christian DellevagWTriangleEuropean Open82KGR12017
13278N/AWChoke from backGracie Pro82KGSF2017
13279Jayan CastroWPts: 4x0Gracie Pro82KGF2017
14112Wellington LuisWellington LuisWReferee DecisionGrand Slam RJ85KGR22017
14269UnknownWArmbarBrasilia Open82KG4F2017
14270Chairo OlimpioWPts: 2x0Brasilia Open82KGSF2017
14273N/AWArmbarBrasilia OpenABSR12017
14274N/AWPointsBrasilia OpenABS4F2017
14277N/AWPointsBrasilia NGOABS4F2017
14278Cleydson JuniorWPointsBrasilia NGOABSSF2017
15408Jose DiasWWristlockRio Open82KGR12018
15410Fabricio BarbosaWPointsRio Open82KG4F2018
15413Stefano CorreaWAdvRio Open82KGSF2018
15525Rodolpho BorgesWPointsCuritiba Open82KGR12018
15526Matheus LinharesWPts: 2x0Curitiba Open82KGSF2018
15588UnknownWArmbarSalvador Fall O.82KG4F2018
15589Andre AstolfoWPts: 2x0Salvador Fall O.82KGSF2018
15590Andre CostaWAdvSalvador Fall O.82KGF2018
15811Janairo do CarmoWPts: 2x0Brasileiro82KGR12018
16952Luis DomingosWLoop chokeSao Paulo Open82KGR12018
17159Alexandre VazWRNCBrasileiro NoGi85KG8F2018
17452Vitor MatosWAdvRio BJJ Pro82KG4F2018
17453Jaime CanutoJaime CanutoWLoop chokeRio BJJ Pro82KGSF2018
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