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Alexandre Molinaro is a Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt under André Vasconcelos (Alemão), who worked extensively with coaches Vini Aieta and Carlson Gracie Junior, being also one of the main representatives of the Carlson Gracie Academy in the 2010’s decade. Molinaro gained notoriety in the sporting facet of BJJ while competing on the International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation (IBJJF) circuit, where he conquered numerous tournaments.

Alexandre Molinaro Jiu-Jitsu

Full Name: Alexandre Faria Molinaro

Nickname: N/A

Lineage:  Carlos Gracie > Helio Gracie >Carlson Gracie > Carlson Gracie Jr > André Vasconcelos > Alexandre Molinaro

Main Achievements:

  • 1st Place IBJJF South American Championship (2018)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Pans Championship No-Gi (2020)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Asian Open (2018)
  • 1st Place IBJJF New York Spring Open (2018)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Atlanta Summer Open (2017)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Washington DC Open (2017)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Chicago Summer Open (2017)
  • 1st Place IBJJF London Fall No-Gi Open (2018)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Las Vegas Open (2019)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Houston Open (2018)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Seatle Open (2018)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Orlando Open (2018)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Amsterdam Open (2018)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Florence Open (2018)
  • 1st Place IBJJF San Antonio Open (2018)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Toronto Open (2018)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Poznan Open (2019)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Rome Open (2019)
  • 1st Place UAEJJF Colombia National Pro (2018)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF Miami Fall Open (2017)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF Miami Winter Open (2019*)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF Chicago Spring Open (2018)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF San Francisco Open (2018)
  • 2nd Place UAEJJF Continental Pro (2018)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF American Nationals (2018*)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF Pan American No-Gi Championship (2017)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF European Open (2019)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF Los Angeles Open (2018)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF Long Beach Open (2017)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF Seatle Open (2017)

Main Achievements (Colored Belts):

  • 1st Place IBJJF World Championship (2013 blue)
  • 1st Place IBJJF World No-Gi Championship (2013 blue)
  • 1st Place UAEJJF Grand Slam, LA (2016 brown)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF World No-Gi Championship (2013* blue)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF Pan American Championship (2013** blue)

* Absolute
** Weight and absolute

Favorite Position/Technique: Open Guard

Weight Division: Peso Leve (76,00 kg / 168.0 lbs)

Team/Association: Carlson Gracie Association

Alexandre Molinaro Jiu-Jitsu

Alexandre Molinaro was born on June 3, 1996, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, being raised in the Rio Comprido neighborhood, located in the center (Centro) of Rio.

From a very young age, Alexandre’s parents tried to have him practicing sports. First through swimming, and later through judo, though neither captivated Molinaro’s interest. On October 2009, at the age of 13, Alexandre finally found something he enjoyed – jiu-jitsu. The main reason for this enthusiasm was that BJJ was similar to judo (which he had practiced) but lacked the physicality of the Japanese art of throwing. Instead of having to be athletic to play the game, Molinaro believed he could just as easily sit back and play guard, something that appealed a great deal to the young Rio de Janeiro native, who struggled with excess weight at the time.

The famous Vinicius Aieta (Vini) of Gracie Tijuca Academy, was Molinaro’s first instructor and the man who conducted Alexandre from white to purple belt, quickly becoming one of Brazil’s rising stars under the prestigious coach’s leadership.

By the end of 2015, Molinaro traveled to the United States together with his good friend Kauan Barboza to compete at the IBJJF No-Gi Pan. The idea was to stay for a whole month in the US, to compete on both the aforementioned Pan and the No-Gi World Championship, taking the chance to also visit close relatives who lived in New Jersey. While traveling through the Northern Emysphere, Alexandre met Carlson Gracie South Bay coach, André Vasconcelos – also known as Alemão. Vasconcelos was most impressed by Molinaro, inviting him to be part of a professional team he was building, a perfect opportunity for Alexandre to live from competing, which he took wholeheartedly.

Under Alemão’s guidance, Alexandre earned his brown and black belts, the latter on June 5, 2017, just a few days after his 21st birthday.

Alexandre Molinaro Shooting

On the same week of Molinaro’s promotion to black belt, Alexandre decided to make his black belt debut. The idea was to compete at the BJJ Tour promotion, in Connecticut, and take the opportunity to visit his relatives in neighboring NJ.

Once in NJ, after the tournament, Alexandre was invited by his cousin to a street party nearby. At this festivity, a fight broke out (unrelated to Molinaro), in which someone drew a gun and fired a few rounds. Unfortunately for Alexandre, he was caught by a stray bullet, being rushed into the hospital.

According to Molinaro, in an interview given to BJJ Heroes in November 2018, the incident had a dramatic effect on his views on life, and on how to lead it. His desire to make an impact and leave a legacy grew stronger, and so did his training intensity from that point onwards.

Alexandre Molinaro Grappling Record

117 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    84 (72%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    7 (6%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    21 (18%)
  • BY DECISION
    4 (3%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    1 (1%)

21 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Choke from back
38
8
#86e620
RNC
24
5
#5AD3D1
Terra footlock
10
2
#d1212a
Armbar
5
1
#fad11b
Triangle
5
1
#f58822
Mounted X choke
5
1
#224aba
Inside heel hook
5
1
#ff9124
Botinha
5
1
#bf1f6c
Katagatame
5
1
21
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
62 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    20 (32%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    4 (6%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    32 (52%)
  • BY DECISION
    4 (6%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    1 (2%)
  • BY DQ
    1 (2%)

32 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
Choke from back
47
15
#86e620
Bow and arrow
6
2
#5AD3D1
Inside heel hook
6
2
#d1212a
RNC
6
2
#fad11b
Triangle
6
2
#f58822
Choke
3
1
#224aba
Straigh ankle lock
3
1
#ff9124
Armbar
3
1
#bf1f6c
Botinha
3
1
#22c9a5
Arm in Ezekiel
3
1
#fad223
Omoplata
3
1
#03861f
Straight ankle lock
3
1
#039a1f
Kneebar
3
1
#03b41f
Submission
3
1
32
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Alexandre Molinaro Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
13528Rafael BarbosaRafael BarbosaLPointsBJJ Tour76KGN/A2017
13538Gianni GrippoGianni GrippoLN/ABoston SM. Open76KGF2017
13586Francisco IturraldeFrancisco IturraldeLRNCSeattle Open76KGSF2017
13773Otavio SousaOtavio SousaLChoke from backSan Diego Pro82KG4F2017
14010Frederico AugustoLReferee DecisionNo Gi Pan Am.73KG4F2017
14200Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoLPointsMiami FO76KGF2017
14280Francisco IturraldeFrancisco IturraldeLKneebarLong Beach Open76KGSF2017
15012Johnny TamaJohnny TamaLAdvLA Open76KGSF2018
15047Frederico AugustoLPointsAtlanta W. Open76KG4F2018
15206Gianni GrippoGianni GrippoLChoke from backContinental Pro77KGRR2018
15286Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoLPointsSan Francisco Open76KGF2018
15395JT TorresJT TorresLChoke from backPan American76KG8F2018
15591Gianni GrippoGianni GrippoLPointsChicago Sp. Open76KGF2018
15786Mahamed AlyMahamed AlyLChoke from backWashington SPOABSSF2018
16376Piter FrankLReferee DecisionACB North AmericaABS8F2018
16461Isaque PaivaIsaque PaivaLChoke from backWorld Champ.70KGR12018
16721Horlando MonteiroHorlando MonteiroLTriangleAmerican Nat.ABSSF2018
16855Jamil Hill-TaylorJamil Hill-TaylorLSubmissionNY BJJ Pro70KGSF2018
17266Gianni GrippoGianni GrippoLPts: 10x0Las Vegas Open76KGSF2018
17294Gianni GrippoGianni GrippoLPointsLV NG Open73KGF2018
17933Italo LinsItalo LinsLPointsLondon FO76KGSF2018
17969Ilke BulutIlke BulutLPts: 10x0Geneva Open82KGF2018
18801Diego RamalhoDiego RamalhoLPts: 2x0Grand Slam AD77KG4F2019
18893Lucas LepriLucas LepriLChoke from backEuropean Open76KGSF2019
19023Diego SilvaLPts: 8x8, AdvMexico Nat. Pro94KGR12019
19224Roberto AbreuRoberto AbreuLChokeMiami W. OpenABSF2019
19328Francisco IturraldeFrancisco IturraldeLBow and arrowPortland Open76KGF2019
19588Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoLPts: 8x6Pan American76KG4F2019
20079M. AbdulkadirovLPointsWorld Pro77KGR12019
20256Arthur DetanicoArthur DetanicoLStraigh ankle lockBrasileiro76KGR22019
20764Thiago MacedoThiago MacedoLChoke from backGrand Slam MSK69KGSF2019
21224Levi JonesLevi JonesLChoke from backGrand Slam TYO77KG4F2019
21228Max LindbladMax LindbladLChoke from backGrand Slam TYO77KGRPC2019
21530Gilson NunesGilson NunesLTriangleDallas SMO76KGF2019
22027L. LarmanLDQLondon FO76KGF2019
22951Natan ChuengNatan ChuengLPts: 2x1Grand Slam AD77KGR12020
23408Andre GoisAndre GoisLArmbarMiami WO82KGSF2020
23448Paulo GabrielPaulo GabrielLChoke from backPortland Open76KGF2020
23523Gabriel FerreiraLPointsKansas Open76KG4F2020
23656Lucas ValenteLucas ValenteLBotinhaHouston WO76KGF2020
23934Johnatha AlvesJohnatha AlvesLChoke from backAustin Open76KGF2020
23948Pedro RochaPedro RochaLPts: 2x0Austin NGOABSF2020
24130Johnatha AlvesJohnatha AlvesLChoke from backPan American76KG8F2020
24365Pablo LavaselliPablo LavaselliLReferee DecisionHouston Open76KGF2020
24567Guilherme CordiviolaGuilherme CordiviolaLArm in EzekielAmerican NatsABS4F2020
24607Rida HaisamRida HaisamLRNCAmerican NGNABS4F2020
25962Kieran KichukKieran KichukLChoke from backN.Orleans Open76KGSF2021
26191Jamil Hill-TaylorJamil Hill-TaylorLPts: 8x0Memphis Open76KGF2021
26823Igor FelizIgor FelizLPts: 7x2Chicago Open76KGF2021
28007Natan ChuengNatan ChuengLPts: 6x2Brasileiro76KG4F2021
30395Fabricio BarbarottiFabricio BarbarottiLOmoplataAtlanta WO76KGSF2022
30501Igor FelizIgor FelizLReferee DecisionEuropean Open76KG4F2022
30703Fabricio BarbarottiFabricio BarbarottiLPts: 2x2, PenDallas Open76KGF2022
30745Saul ViayraLInside heel hookDallas NGO79KGSF2022
31569Daniel DinizDaniel DinizLPts: 4x0Pan American76KGR22022
31794Vinicius PereiraVinicius PereiraLChoke from backRio Fall Open76KGSF2022
32818Leo SilvaLeo SilvaLPts: 2x2, AdvWorld Champ.76KGR12022
33315Marcio AndreMarcio AndreLChoke from backAmerican Nat.82KGSF2022
33397Thiago SaldanhaLStraight ankle lockAmerican NGNABSSF2022
33570Carlos NetoLBow and arrowAustin SMO82KGSF2022
33601Lucas WilhanLInside heel hookAustin SMNGO79KGSF2022
35424Francisco CuneoFrancisco CuneoLPts: 0x0, AdvNoGi Pan79KG4F2022
13535Juan GalarzaWPts: 4x0Boston SM. Open76KG4F2017
13536Renan BorgesWPts: 2x0Boston SM. Open76KGSF2017
13585Robert WolfeWPts: 2x0Seattle Open76KGSF2017
13623Bricklin WelshWPts: 4x2Chicago SMO76KGSF2017
13624Jeffrey CummingsWPts: 2x0Chicago SMO76KGF2017
13712Louis ArmezzaniWPts: 4x0Washington Open94KGSF2017
13766Piter FrankWPointsSan Diego Pro82KGR12017
13965Issa AbleWPts: 2x0Atlanta SM Open76KGSF2017
13966Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoWPts: 2x0Atlanta SM Open76KGF2017
14009Bricklin WelchWPts: 11x0No Gi Pan Am.73KG4F2017
14196Michael PepioWPointsMiami FO76KG4F2017
14199Breno BittencourtBreno BittencourtWPointsMiami FO76KGSF2017
14279Scott ThomasWAdvLong Beach Open76KG4F2017
14531James GuytonWPts: 4x0San Antonio Open76KGRR2017
14532Kevin MahechaKevin MahechaWPts: 2x0San Antonio Open76KGF2017
15009Gustavo EpeeWPts: 2x0LA Open76KG4F2018
15145Servando AlmarazWPointsHouston Open76KGSF2018
15205Athos MirandaWPts: 2x0Continental Pro77KGRR2018
15285Rodrigo FreitasRodrigo FreitasWPointsSan Francisco Open76KGSF2018
15588Danilo SilvaWPointsChicago Sp. Open76KG4F2018
15590Khristofer SantosWPointsChicago Sp. Open76KGSF2018
15782Kristopher SantosWPts: 4x0Washington SPOABS4F2018
15897Cesar CasamajoWPointsBoston Sp. Open76KG4F2018
15900Kevin MahechaKevin MahechaWPointsBoston Sp. Open76KGSF2018
15901Rodrigo FreitasRodrigo FreitasWPointsBoston Sp. Open76KGF2018
15981Nicolas RenierWPts: 9x0NY Spring Open73KGSF2018
15982Daniel DavisWPts: 2x0NY Spring Open73KGF2018
16354Kim TerraKim TerraWDQACB North America75KGR12018
16357James NivalWPts: 5x0ACB North America75KG4F2018
16718Tanner NicholasWReferee DecisionAmerican Nat.ABS4F2018
16854Felipe DesouzaWPointsNY BJJ Pro70KG4F2018
17031Michael PepioWPointsOrlando Open76KGSF2018
17033Jeffrey CummingsWPointsOrlando Open76KGF2018
17197Danilo LopesWPointsChicago SM Open76KGSF2018
17260Bryan ChristopherWPointsLas Vegas Open76KGR12018
17263Kevin MahechaKevin MahechaWPointsLas Vegas Open76KG4F2018
17290Joshua BacallaoWPts: 2x0LV NG Open73KG4F2018
17293Marcus WilsonWPointsLV NG Open73KGSF2018
17316Murat BesnetWBotinhaAsian Open76KGR12018
17317Kazuke WatanabeWPts: 8x6Asian Open76KG4F2018
17318Moribe ShinsukeWPointsAsian Open76KGSF2018
17319Shinji MoritoWPointsAsian Open76KGF2018
17331Gabe SagmanWChoke from backToronto Open76KGF2018
17340Juliano RochaWChoke from backFlorence Open76KGSF2018
17341Rodrigo ReisWPts: 4x2Florence OpenABSSF2018
17342John LennonWPts: 9x0Florence OpenABSF2018
17343Juliano RochaWPts: 5x0Florence NGOABSF2018
17344Ayub MugamedovWChoke from backAmsterdam Open76KGSF2018
17355Oter CastanoWPts: 18x0Colombia Pro77KGF2018
17931Ali MonfaradiAli MonfaradiWPointsLondon FO76KG4F2018
17942Juliano RochaWPointsLondon FNGO79KGSF2018
17944Ali MonfaradiAli MonfaradiWPointsLondon FNGO79KGF2018
17968Kenji SetteWPointsGeneva Open82KGSF2018
18349Djalma SantanaWPointsSouth American76KG4F2018
18350Joao RibeiroWPointsSouth American76KGSF2018
18351Vitor MatosWPointsSouth American76KGF2018
18798Cesar MiyahiraWPts: 2x0Grand Slam AD77KGR12019
18888Masahiro IwasakiMasahiro IwasakiWReferee DecisionEuropean Open76KG4F2019
18969Alberto SerranoWRNCUS National Pro77KGSF2019
18971Ricky SemigliaWPts: 2x0US National Pro77KGF2019
19223Luis ArboledaWPointsMiami W. OpenABSSF2019
19326Thiago LemosWPointsPortland Open76KGSF2019
19509Adria PérezWPointsBudapest Open76KGSF2019
19511Sebastian BroscheSebastian BroscheWPts: 0x0, AdvBudapest Open76KGF2019
19519Joseph BreslinWChoke from backPoznan Open76KGF2019
19583Kevin MahechaKevin MahechaWPts: 6x4Pan American76KG8F2019
20596Gyalisson AdaoWPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Champ.76KGR12019
20730Kenji SetteWPointsGerman Nat.94KGF2019
20761Lukete SilvaLukete SilvaWPts: 2x2, AdvGrand Slam MSK69KG4F2019
20886Alexander SalisburyWTerra footlockBritish National100KGF2019
21413Bruno OliveiraWRNCLas Vegas Open76KGR12019
21417Rene ArangoWPts: 5x2Las Vegas Open76KG4F2019
21418Kevin MahechaKevin MahechaWPts: 4x2Las Vegas Open76KGSF2019
21529Tyson AntillomWN/ADallas SMO76KGSF2019
21957Nicholas NormanWChoke from backSal Lake Open76KGF2019
22023Marcus PhelanMarcus PhelanWPts: 4x0London FO76KG4F2019
22024Jonothan MaflinWPointsLondon FO76KGSF2019
22044David GarmoDavid GarmoWReferee DecisionLondon FNGO79KGF2019
22109Vibhudatta RoutWPointsRome Fall Open76KG4F2019
22111Ali MonfaradiAli MonfaradiWPointsRome Fall Open76KGSF2019
22113Leon LarmanLeon LarmanWPointsRome Fall Open76KGF2019
23292Tyler ScalisiWTerra footlockNew Orleans NGO79KGF2020
23447Piter FrankWPointsPortland Open76KGSF2020
23655Fernando CabreraWPointsHouston WO76KGSF2020
23947Orlando CastilloWRNCAustin NGOABSSF2020
23961Kevin MelendezWKatagatameOklahoma Open76KGSF2020
24258Jose TorresWPts: 2x0Foley Open100KGSF2020
24259Kevin PaulWPts: 6x0Foley Open100KGF2020
24364Wellington DiasWellington DiasWArmbarHouston Open76KGSF2020
24434Samir ChantreSamir ChantreWPts: 2x2, AdvNo Gi Pan Am.73KG4F2020
24436Joshua BacallaoWReferee DecisionNo Gi Pan Am.73KGSF2020
24565Robert DunnWChoke from backAmerican NatsABS8F2020
25961Tyler ScalisiWPointsN.Orleans Open76KG4F2021
26207Brandon WilkinsonWTriangleMemphis NGO91KGSF2021
26208Jurgens JansenWPts: 9x2Memphis NGO91KGF2021
26538Daniel DinizDaniel DinizWPointsBoise Open76KGSF2021
26539Fernando SoaresWPointsBoise Open76KGF2021
26623Haidar AbbasWPointsAmerican Nats76KG4F2021
26628Italo LinsItalo LinsWPts: 2x2, AdvAmerican Nats76KGSF2021
26629Daniel DinizDaniel DinizWPts: 8x6American Nats76KGF2021
26822Roger KremerWMounted X chokeChicago Open76KGSF2021
28000Jonas BrunoWPts: 6x2Brasileiro76KGR12021
30028Wellington DiasWellington DiasWChoke from backOklahoma Open76KGF2022
30040Edmund KimWPts: 2x0Oklahoma NGO79KGSF2022
30042Austin OrandayWInside heel hookOklahoma NGO79KGF2022
30390Victor JunqueiraWRNCAtlanta WO76KG4F2022
30492Avihai BalilaWPts: 8x4European Open76KGR12022
30700Italo LinsItalo LinsWPts: 6x4Dallas Open76KG4F2022
30702Matheus GalvaoWRNCDallas Open76KGSF2022
30741Pedro FaustinoWPts: 2x0Dallas NGO79KG4F2022
30775Alexander SeaverWN/AIndianapolis Open76KGF2022
30801Rodrigo GortariWPointsIndianapolis NGO73KGF2022
31785Thiago AndradeWPts: 14x0Rio Fall Open76KG8F2022
31789Luis RibasWChoke from backRio Fall Open76KG4F2022
33313Cesar PredesWPts: 4x2American Nat.82KG4F2022
33392Shawn HoehneWPts: 2x0American NGNABS4F2022
35419Saul ViayraWPts: 2x2, AdvNoGi Pan79KG8F2022

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