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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

50 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    18 (36%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    8 (16%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    18 (36%)
  • BY DECISION
    6 (12%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

18 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Darce choke
17
3
#86e620
Loop choke
17
3
#5AD3D1
Armbar
17
3
#d1212a
Choke from back
11
2
#fad11b
Bread cutter
6
1
#f58822
Submission
6
1
#224aba
Triangle
6
1
#ff9124
Wristlock
6
1
#bf1f6c
RNC
6
1
#22c9a5
Choke
6
1
#fad223
Cross choke
6
1
18
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
42 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    16 (38%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    5 (12%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    15 (36%)
  • BY DECISION
    3 (7%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    2 (5%)
  • BY DQ
    1 (2%)

15 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
Triangle
20
3
#86e620
RNC
13
2
#5AD3D1
Choke from back
13
2
#d1212a
Triangle armbar
7
1
#fad11b
Inside heel hook
7
1
#f58822
Arm in Ezekiel
7
1
#224aba
Armbar
7
1
#ff9124
Kneebar
7
1
#bf1f6c
Toe hold
7
1
#22c9a5
Short choke
7
1
#fad223
Loop choke
7
1
15
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Alexandre Cavaliere Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
9165Vinicius MarinhoVinicius MarinhoLArm in EzekielRio Summer Open82KG4F2016
10570Jaime CanutoJaime CanutoLAdvSao Paulo Open82KG4F2016
11371Flavio ViannaFlavio ViannaLAdvC. Gracie Cup82KGF2016
11448Roberto SatoshiRoberto SatoshiLPts: 6x2Grand Slam AD75KGSF2017
11449Edwin NajmiEdwin NajmiLRNCGrand Slam AD75KG3RD2017
11580Oliver GeddesOliver GeddesLPts: 2x0European Open82KG8F2017
12773Jaime CanutoJaime CanutoLArmbarBrasileiro82KG4F2017
13491Braga NetoBraga NetoLChoke from backGracie ProABSR12017
14352Ruan OliveiraRuan OliveiraLReferee DecisionGrand Slam RJ85KG8F2017
14463Isaque BahienseIsaque BahienseLChoke from backSouth American82KG4F2017
14509Chaise OlimpioLTriangleBrasilia Open82KGF2017
14517Cassio FrancisCassio FrancisLKneebarBrasilia OpenABSSF2017
14521Marcos AurelioLPointsBrasilia NGOABSF2017
14860R. MartinsLToe holdEuropean OpenABSR12018
14917Felipe CesarFelipe CesarLPts: 2x0European Open82KGR12018
15807Servio TulioServio TulioLShort chokeRio Open82KGF2018
15938David RaabDavid RaabLLoop chokeCuritiba Open82KGF2018
16238Yago SouzaYago SouzaLPts: 2x0Brasileiro82KG8F2018
17471Andre AstolfoLPointsSao Paulo Open82KG4F2018
17697Abner SoaresLPts: 2x0Brasileiro NoGi85KG4F2018
18024Luan CarvalhoLuan CarvalhoLPts: 4x0Rio BJJ Pro82KGF2018
18262Yan LucasYan LucasLPts: 2x0Grand Slam RJ77KGR12018
18892Michael LieraMichael LieraLTriangleEuropean Open82KGR12019
19280Igor VerissimoIgor VerissimoLTriangleCuritiba SMO82KGSF2019
19802Wellington LuisWellington LuisLPts: 4x0Rio Fall Open82KGSF2019
19816Kitner MouraLPts: 0x0, PenRio Fall OpenABSSF2019
20271Ronieri SilvaLPts: 0x0, AdvBrasileiro82KGR22019
20511Romario TeodoroLPointsSalvador FO82KGSF2019
20519Luis FerlinLReferee DecisionSalvador FOABS4F2019
20799Igor PaivaIgor PaivaLAdvRio Open82KGF2019
21314Ygor RodriguesYgor RodriguesLPts: 2x0Floripa WO76KGSF2019
21702Leandro LimaLPointsSao Paulo Open76KGF2019
22075Djalma SantanaLN/ACuritiba Sp. Open76KG4F2019
22267Diego RamalhoDiego RamalhoLReferee DecisionGrand Slam RJ77KGR12019
22428Wellington MarquesLPointsRio BJJ Pro82KGSF2019
22545Alexandre PereiraLPts: 2x2, PenSouth American82KGR12019
23077Mathias LunaMathias LunaLTriangle armbarEuropean Open88KGR12020
25333Natan ChuengNatan ChuengLPts: 0x0, AdvRio Open NG79KG4F2021
28691O. KasimovLPts: 2x0AIGA World76KG4F2021
29925Marlus SalgadoLInside heel hookADCC BR1 Trials77KGR22022
30179Magid HageLRNCADCC BR2 Trials77KGR32022
32046Mica GalvaoMica GalvaoLDQBrasileiro82KGR12022
11041Robson BorgesWSubmissionGrand Slam RJ77KGR22016
11056Luan CarvalhoLuan CarvalhoWLoop chokeGrand Slam RJ77KG4F2016
11060Pedro FariasWAdvGrand Slam RJ77KGSF2016
11062Gabriel RolloGabriel RolloWPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam RJ77KGF2016
11369N/AWPointsC. Gracie Cup82KGSF2016
11446Flavio ViannaFlavio ViannaWReferee DecisionGrand Slam AD75KG4F2017
11573Christian DellevagWTriangleEuropean Open82KGR12017
13489N/AWChoke from backGracie Pro82KGSF2017
13490Jayan CastroWPts: 4x0Gracie Pro82KGF2017
14346Wellington LuisWellington LuisWReferee DecisionGrand Slam RJ85KGR22017
14507UnknownWArmbarBrasilia Open82KG4F2017
14508Chairo OlimpioWPts: 2x0Brasilia Open82KGSF2017
14515N/AWArmbarBrasilia OpenABSR12017
14516N/AWPointsBrasilia OpenABS4F2017
14519N/AWPointsBrasilia NGOABS4F2017
14520Cleydson JuniorWPointsBrasilia NGOABSSF2017
15800Jose DiasWWristlockRio Open82KGR12018
15802Fabricio BarbosaWPointsRio Open82KG4F2018
15805Stefano CorreaWAdvRio Open82KGSF2018
15936Rodolpho BorgesWPointsCuritiba Open82KGR12018
15937Matheus LinharesWPts: 2x0Curitiba Open82KGSF2018
15999UnknownWArmbarSalvador Fall O.82KG4F2018
16000Andre AstolfoWPts: 2x0Salvador Fall O.82KGSF2018
16001Andre CostaWAdvSalvador Fall O.82KGF2018
16230Janairo do CarmoWPts: 2x0Brasileiro82KGR12018
17467Luis DomingosWLoop chokeSao Paulo Open82KGR12018
17692Alexandre VazWRNCBrasileiro NoGi85KG8F2018
18021Vitor MatosWAdvRio BJJ Pro82KG4F2018
18022Jaime CanutoJaime CanutoWLoop chokeRio BJJ Pro82KGSF2018
19277Carlos CandidoWChoke from backCuritiba SMO82KG4F2019
19799Rafael SouzaWReferee DecisionRio Fall Open82KG4F2019
19814Igor PinheiroWChokeRio Fall OpenABSR12019
19815Joao OliveiraWCross chokeRio Fall OpenABS4F2019
20267Joao MeloWBread cutterBrasileiro82KGR12019
20517R. VasconcelosWPts: 3x0Salvador FOABSR12019
20794Igor PessoaWAdvRio Open82KGR12019
20795Jose MenezesWPts: 5x0Rio Open82KG4F2019
20798Bruno BressanWAdvRio Open82KGSF2019
21312Luan SilvaWPointsFloripa WO76KG4F2019
21697Rodrigo CoutinhoWReferee DecisionSao Paulo Open76KGR12019
21700Fabricio BarbarotiWReferee DecisionSao Paulo Open76KGSF2019
22427Eric SouzaWPointsRio BJJ Pro82KG4F2019
22674Wevrton BatistaWPts: 5x0Salvador SPO82KGSF2019
22675Alef BritoAlef BritoWReferee DecisionSalvador SPO82KGF2019
22683Jhonderson TiburtinoWN/ASalvador SNGO79KGSF2019
25327Fernando ManoWPts: 0x0, AdvRio Open NG79KGR12021
28689Farid HadiyevWPts: 4x0AIGA World76KGR12021
29918Geanderson SelvinoWDarce chokeADCC BR1 Trials77KGR12022
30130Mateo RuizWDarce chokeADCC BR2 Trials77KGR12022
30161Lucas XavierWDarce chokeADCC BR2 Trials77KGR22022
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