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Alexandre Cavaliere

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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

45 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    17 (38%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    7 (16%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    15 (33%)
  • BY DECISION
    6 (13%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

15 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Armbar
20
3
#86e620
Loop choke
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
36 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    15 (42%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    4 (11%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    12 (33%)
  • BY DECISION
    3 (8%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    2 (6%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

12 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

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

Alexandre Cavaliere Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
9140Vinicius MarinhoVinicius MarinhoLArm in EzekielRio Summer Open82KG4F2016
10542Jaime CanutoJaime CanutoLAdvSao Paulo Open82KG4F2016
11338Flavio ViannaFlavio ViannaLAdvC. Gracie Cup82KGF2016
11404Roberto SatoshiRoberto SatoshiLPts: 6x2Grand Slam AD75KGSF2017
11405Edwin NajmiEdwin NajmiLRNCGrand Slam AD75KG3RD2017
11536Oliver GeddesOliver GeddesLPts: 2x0European Open82KG8F2017
12721Jaime CanutoJaime CanutoLArmbarBrasileiro82KG4F2017
13435Braga NetoBraga NetoLChoke from backGracie ProABSR12017
14286Ruan OliveiraRuan OliveiraLReferee DecisionGrand Slam RJ85KG8F2017
14397Isaque BahienseIsaque BahienseLChoke from backSouth American82KG4F2017
14443Chaise OlimpioLTriangleBrasilia Open82KGF2017
14451Cassio FrancisCassio FrancisLKneebarBrasilia OpenABSSF2017
14455Marcos AurelioLPointsBrasilia NGOABSF2017
14785R. MartinsLToe holdEuropean OpenABSR12018
14842Felipe CesarFelipe CesarLPts: 2x0European Open82KGR12018
15723Servio TulioServio TulioLShort chokeRio Open82KGF2018
15854David RaabDavid RaabLLoop chokeCuritiba Open82KGF2018
16153Yago SouzaYago SouzaLPts: 2x0Brasileiro82KG8F2018
17367Andre AstolfoLPointsSao Paulo Open82KG4F2018
17591Abner SoaresLPts: 2x0Brasileiro NoGi85KG4F2018
17911Luan CarvalhoLuan CarvalhoLPts: 4x0Rio BJJ Pro82KGF2018
18141Yan LucasYan LucasLPts: 2x0Grand Slam RJ77KGR12018
18754Michael LieraMichael LieraLTriangleEuropean Open82KGR12019
19119Igor VerissimoIgor VerissimoLTriangleCuritiba SM. Open82KGSF2019
19625Wellington LuisWellington LuisLPts: 4x0Rio Fall Open82KGSF2019
19639Kitner MouraLPts: 0x0, PenRio Fall OpenABSSF2019
20084Ronieri SilvaLPts: 0x0, AdvBrasileiro82KGR22019
20322Romario TeodoroLPointsSalvador Open82KGSF2019
20330Luis FerlinLReferee DecisionSalvador OpenABS4F2019
20605Igor PaivaIgor PaivaLAdvRio Open82KGF2019
21095Ygor RodriguesYgor RodriguesLPts: 2x0Floripa WO76KGSF2019
21466Leandro LimaLPointsSao Paulo Open76KGF2019
21827Djalma SantanaLN/ACuritiba Sp. Open76KG4F2019
21998Diego RamalhoDiego RamalhoLReferee DecisionGrand Slam RJ77KGR12019
22144Wellington MarquesLPointsRio BJJ Pro82KGSF2019
22253Alexandre PereiraLPts: 2x2, PenSouth American82KGR12019
11012Robson BorgesWSubmissionGrand Slam RJ77KGR22016
11027Luan CarvalhoLuan CarvalhoWLoop chokeGrand Slam RJ77KG4F2016
11031Pedro FariasWAdvGrand Slam RJ77KGSF2016
11033Gabriel RolloGabriel RolloWPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam RJ77KGF2016
11336N/AWPointsC. Gracie Cup82KGSF2016
11402Flavio ViannaFlavio ViannaWReferee DecisionGrand Slam AD75KG4F2017
11529Christian DellevagWTriangleEuropean Open82KGR12017
13433N/AWChoke from backGracie Pro82KGSF2017
13434Jayan CastroWPts: 4x0Gracie Pro82KGF2017
14280Wellington LuisWellington LuisWReferee DecisionGrand Slam RJ85KGR22017
14441UnknownWArmbarBrasilia Open82KG4F2017
14442Chairo OlimpioWPts: 2x0Brasilia Open82KGSF2017
14449N/AWArmbarBrasilia OpenABSR12017
14450N/AWPointsBrasilia OpenABS4F2017
14453N/AWPointsBrasilia NGOABS4F2017
14454Cleydson JuniorWPointsBrasilia NGOABSSF2017
15716Jose DiasWWristlockRio Open82KGR12018
15718Fabricio BarbosaWPointsRio Open82KG4F2018
15721Stefano CorreaWAdvRio Open82KGSF2018
15852Rodolpho BorgesWPointsCuritiba Open82KGR12018
15853Matheus LinharesWPts: 2x0Curitiba Open82KGSF2018
15915UnknownWArmbarSalvador Fall O.82KG4F2018
15916Andre AstolfoWPts: 2x0Salvador Fall O.82KGSF2018
15917Andre CostaWAdvSalvador Fall O.82KGF2018
16145Janairo do CarmoWPts: 2x0Brasileiro82KGR12018
17363Luis DomingosWLoop chokeSao Paulo Open82KGR12018
17586Alexandre VazWRNCBrasileiro NoGi85KG8F2018
17908Vitor MatosWAdvRio BJJ Pro82KG4F2018
17909Jaime CanutoJaime CanutoWLoop chokeRio BJJ Pro82KGSF2018
19116Carlos CandidoWChoke from backCuritiba SM. Open82KG4F2019
19622Rafael SouzaWReferee DecisionRio Fall Open82KG4F2019
19637Igor PinheiroWChokeRio Fall OpenABSR12019
19638Joao OliveiraWCross chokeRio Fall OpenABS4F2019
20080Joao MeloWBread cutterBrasileiro82KGR12019
20328R. VasconcelosWPts: 3x0Salvador OpenABSR12019
20600Igor PessoaWAdvRio Open82KGR12019
20601Jose MenezesWPts: 5x0Rio Open82KG4F2019
20604Bruno BressanWAdvRio Open82KGSF2019
21093Luan SilvaWPointsFloripa WO76KG4F2019
21461Rodrigo CoutinhoWReferee DecisionSao Paulo Open76KGR12019
21464Fabricio BarbarotiWReferee DecisionSao Paulo Open76KGSF2019
22143Eric SouzaWPointsRio BJJ Pro82KG4F2019
22378Wevrton BatistaWPts: 5x0Salvador SPO82KGSF2019
22379Alef BritoAlef BritoWReferee DecisionSalvador SPO82KGF2019
22387Jhonderson TiburtinoWN/ASalvador SNGO79KGSF2019
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