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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

46 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    17 (37%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    8 (17%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    15 (33%)
  • BY DECISION
    6 (13%)
  • 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
Triangle
7
1
#fad11b
Wristlock
7
1
#f58822
RNC
7
1
#224aba
Choke
7
1
#ff9124
Cross choke
7
1
#bf1f6c
Bread cutter
7
1
#22c9a5
Submission
7
1
15
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
38 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    15 (39%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    5 (13%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    13 (34%)
  • BY DECISION
    3 (8%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    2 (5%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

13 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
Triangle
23
3
#86e620
Choke from back
15
2
#5AD3D1
RNC
8
1
#d1212a
Armbar
8
1
#fad11b
Kneebar
8
1
#f58822
Toe hold
8
1
#224aba
Short choke
8
1
#ff9124
Loop choke
8
1
#bf1f6c
Triangle armbar
8
1
#22c9a5
Arm in Ezekiel
8
1
13
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Alexandre Cavaliere Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
9146Vinicius MarinhoVinicius MarinhoLArm in EzekielRio Summer Open82KG4F2016
10551Jaime CanutoJaime CanutoLAdvSao Paulo Open82KG4F2016
11352Flavio ViannaFlavio ViannaLAdvC. Gracie Cup82KGF2016
11424Roberto SatoshiRoberto SatoshiLPts: 6x2Grand Slam AD75KGSF2017
11425Edwin NajmiEdwin NajmiLRNCGrand Slam AD75KG3RD2017
11556Oliver GeddesOliver GeddesLPts: 2x0European Open82KG8F2017
12749Jaime CanutoJaime CanutoLArmbarBrasileiro82KG4F2017
13467Braga NetoBraga NetoLChoke from backGracie ProABSR12017
14320Ruan OliveiraRuan OliveiraLReferee DecisionGrand Slam RJ85KG8F2017
14431Isaque BahienseIsaque BahienseLChoke from backSouth American82KG4F2017
14477Chaise OlimpioLTriangleBrasilia Open82KGF2017
14485Cassio FrancisCassio FrancisLKneebarBrasilia OpenABSSF2017
14489Marcos AurelioLPointsBrasilia NGOABSF2017
14821R. MartinsLToe holdEuropean OpenABSR12018
14878Felipe CesarFelipe CesarLPts: 2x0European Open82KGR12018
15759Servio TulioServio TulioLShort chokeRio Open82KGF2018
15890David RaabDavid RaabLLoop chokeCuritiba Open82KGF2018
16189Yago SouzaYago SouzaLPts: 2x0Brasileiro82KG8F2018
17413Andre AstolfoLPointsSao Paulo Open82KG4F2018
17639Abner SoaresLPts: 2x0Brasileiro NoGi85KG4F2018
17960Luan CarvalhoLuan CarvalhoLPts: 4x0Rio BJJ Pro82KGF2018
18187Yan LucasYan LucasLPts: 2x0Grand Slam RJ77KGR12018
18812Michael LieraMichael LieraLTriangleEuropean Open82KGR12019
19184Igor VerissimoIgor VerissimoLTriangleCuritiba SM. Open82KGSF2019
19698Wellington LuisWellington LuisLPts: 4x0Rio Fall Open82KGSF2019
19712Kitner MouraLPts: 0x0, PenRio Fall OpenABSSF2019
20161Ronieri SilvaLPts: 0x0, AdvBrasileiro82KGR22019
20399Romario TeodoroLPointsSalvador Open82KGSF2019
20407Luis FerlinLReferee DecisionSalvador OpenABS4F2019
20684Igor PaivaIgor PaivaLAdvRio Open82KGF2019
21191Ygor RodriguesYgor RodriguesLPts: 2x0Floripa WO76KGSF2019
21572Leandro LimaLPointsSao Paulo Open76KGF2019
21941Djalma SantanaLN/ACuritiba Sp. Open76KG4F2019
22133Diego RamalhoDiego RamalhoLReferee DecisionGrand Slam RJ77KGR12019
22287Wellington MarquesLPointsRio BJJ Pro82KGSF2019
22402Alexandre PereiraLPts: 2x2, PenSouth American82KGR12019
22916Mathias LunaMathias LunaLTriangle armbarEuropean Open88KGR12020
25080Natan ChuengNatan ChuengLPts: 0x0, AdvRio Open NG79KG4F2021
11022Robson BorgesWSubmissionGrand Slam RJ77KGR22016
11037Luan CarvalhoLuan CarvalhoWLoop chokeGrand Slam RJ77KG4F2016
11041Pedro FariasWAdvGrand Slam RJ77KGSF2016
11043Gabriel RolloGabriel RolloWPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam RJ77KGF2016
11350N/AWPointsC. Gracie Cup82KGSF2016
11422Flavio ViannaFlavio ViannaWReferee DecisionGrand Slam AD75KG4F2017
11549Christian DellevagWTriangleEuropean Open82KGR12017
13465N/AWChoke from backGracie Pro82KGSF2017
13466Jayan CastroWPts: 4x0Gracie Pro82KGF2017
14314Wellington LuisWellington LuisWReferee DecisionGrand Slam RJ85KGR22017
14475UnknownWArmbarBrasilia Open82KG4F2017
14476Chairo OlimpioWPts: 2x0Brasilia Open82KGSF2017
14483N/AWArmbarBrasilia OpenABSR12017
14484N/AWPointsBrasilia OpenABS4F2017
14487N/AWPointsBrasilia NGOABS4F2017
14488Cleydson JuniorWPointsBrasilia NGOABSSF2017
15752Jose DiasWWristlockRio Open82KGR12018
15754Fabricio BarbosaWPointsRio Open82KG4F2018
15757Stefano CorreaWAdvRio Open82KGSF2018
15888Rodolpho BorgesWPointsCuritiba Open82KGR12018
15889Matheus LinharesWPts: 2x0Curitiba Open82KGSF2018
15951UnknownWArmbarSalvador Fall O.82KG4F2018
15952Andre AstolfoWPts: 2x0Salvador Fall O.82KGSF2018
15953Andre CostaWAdvSalvador Fall O.82KGF2018
16181Janairo do CarmoWPts: 2x0Brasileiro82KGR12018
17409Luis DomingosWLoop chokeSao Paulo Open82KGR12018
17634Alexandre VazWRNCBrasileiro NoGi85KG8F2018
17957Vitor MatosWAdvRio BJJ Pro82KG4F2018
17958Jaime CanutoJaime CanutoWLoop chokeRio BJJ Pro82KGSF2018
19181Carlos CandidoWChoke from backCuritiba SM. Open82KG4F2019
19695Rafael SouzaWReferee DecisionRio Fall Open82KG4F2019
19710Igor PinheiroWChokeRio Fall OpenABSR12019
19711Joao OliveiraWCross chokeRio Fall OpenABS4F2019
20157Joao MeloWBread cutterBrasileiro82KGR12019
20405R. VasconcelosWPts: 3x0Salvador OpenABSR12019
20679Igor PessoaWAdvRio Open82KGR12019
20680Jose MenezesWPts: 5x0Rio Open82KG4F2019
20683Bruno BressanWAdvRio Open82KGSF2019
21189Luan SilvaWPointsFloripa WO76KG4F2019
21567Rodrigo CoutinhoWReferee DecisionSao Paulo Open76KGR12019
21570Fabricio BarbarotiWReferee DecisionSao Paulo Open76KGSF2019
22286Eric SouzaWPointsRio BJJ Pro82KG4F2019
22528Wevrton BatistaWPts: 5x0Salvador SPO82KGSF2019
22529Alef BritoAlef BritoWReferee DecisionSalvador SPO82KGF2019
22537Jhonderson TiburtinoWN/ASalvador SNGO79KGSF2019
25074Fernando ManoWPts: 0x0, AdvRio Open NG79KGR12021
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