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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

126 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    89 (71%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    8 (6%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    23 (18%)
  • BY DECISION
    5 (4%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    1 (1%)

23 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Choke from back
35
8
#86e620
RNC
26
6
#5AD3D1
Terra footlock
9
2
#d1212a
Katagatame
9
2
#fad11b
Armbar
4
1
#f58822
Triangle
4
1
#224aba
Mounted X choke
4
1
#ff9124
Inside heel hook
4
1
#bf1f6c
Botinha
4
1
23
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
70 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    24 (34%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    5 (7%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    33 (47%)
  • BY DECISION
    6 (9%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    1 (1%)
  • BY DQ
    1 (1%)

33 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
Choke from back
48
16
#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
33
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Alexandre Molinaro Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
13529Rafael BarbosaRafael BarbosaLPointsBJJ Tour76KGN/A2017
13539Gianni GrippoGianni GrippoLN/ABoston SM. Open76KGF2017
13587Francisco IturraldeFrancisco IturraldeLRNCSeattle Open76KGSF2017
13774Otavio SousaOtavio SousaLChoke from backSan Diego Pro82KG4F2017
14011Frederico AugustoLReferee DecisionNo Gi Pan Am.73KG4F2017
14201Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoLPointsMiami FO76KGF2017
14281Francisco IturraldeFrancisco IturraldeLKneebarLong Beach Open76KGSF2017
15013Johnny TamaJohnny TamaLAdvLA Open76KGSF2018
15048Frederico AugustoLPointsAtlanta W. Open76KG4F2018
15207Gianni GrippoGianni GrippoLChoke from backContinental Pro77KGRR2018
15287Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoLPointsSan Francisco Open76KGF2018
15396JT TorresJT TorresLChoke from backPan American76KG8F2018
15592Gianni GrippoGianni GrippoLPointsChicago Sp. Open76KGF2018
15787Mahamed AlyMahamed AlyLChoke from backWashington SPOABSSF2018
16377Piter FrankLReferee DecisionACB North AmericaABS8F2018
16462Isaque PaivaIsaque PaivaLChoke from backWorld Champ.70KGR12018
16722Horlando MonteiroHorlando MonteiroLTriangleAmerican Nat.ABSSF2018
16861Jamil Hill-TaylorJamil Hill-TaylorLSubmissionNY BJJ Pro70KGSF2018
17272Gianni GrippoGianni GrippoLPts: 10x0Las Vegas Open76KGSF2018
17300Gianni GrippoGianni GrippoLPointsLV NG Open73KGF2018
17939Italo LinsItalo LinsLPointsLondon FO76KGSF2018
17975Ilke BulutIlke BulutLPts: 10x0Geneva Open82KGF2018
18810Diego RamalhoDiego RamalhoLPts: 2x0Grand Slam AD77KG4F2019
18902Lucas LepriLucas LepriLChoke from backEuropean Open76KGSF2019
19034Diego SilvaLPts: 8x8, AdvMexico Nat. Pro94KGR12019
19235Roberto AbreuRoberto AbreuLChokeMiami W. OpenABSF2019
19340Francisco IturraldeFrancisco IturraldeLBow and arrowPortland Open76KGF2019
19600Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoLPts: 8x6Pan American76KG4F2019
20093M. AbdulkadirovLPointsWorld Pro77KGR12019
20270Arthur DetanicoArthur DetanicoLStraigh ankle lockBrasileiro76KGR22019
20778Thiago MacedoThiago MacedoLChoke from backGrand Slam MSK69KGSF2019
21238Levi JonesLevi JonesLChoke from backGrand Slam TYO77KG4F2019
21242Max LindbladMax LindbladLChoke from backGrand Slam TYO77KGRPC2019
21544Gilson NunesGilson NunesLTriangleDallas SMO76KGF2019
22045L. LarmanLDQLondon FO76KGF2019
22976Natan ChuengNatan ChuengLPts: 2x1Grand Slam AD77KGR12020
23433Andre GoisAndre GoisLArmbarMiami WO82KGSF2020
23473Paulo GabrielPaulo GabrielLChoke from backPortland Open76KGF2020
23549Gabriel FerreiraLPointsKansas Open76KG4F2020
23686Lucas ValenteLucas ValenteLBotinhaHouston WO76KGF2020
23964Johnatha AlvesJohnatha AlvesLChoke from backAustin Open76KGF2020
23978Pedro RochaPedro RochaLPts: 2x0Austin NGOABSF2020
24161Johnatha AlvesJohnatha AlvesLChoke from backPan American76KG8F2020
24397Pablo LavaselliPablo LavaselliLReferee DecisionHouston Open76KGF2020
24599Guilherme CordiviolaGuilherme CordiviolaLArm in EzekielAmerican NatsABS4F2020
24639Rida HaisamRida HaisamLRNCAmerican NGNABS4F2020
26000Kieran KichukKieran KichukLChoke from backN.Orleans Open76KGSF2021
26230Jamil Hill-TaylorJamil Hill-TaylorLPts: 8x0Memphis Open76KGF2021
26862Igor FelizIgor FelizLPts: 7x2Chicago Open76KGF2021
28048Natan ChuengNatan ChuengLPts: 6x2Brasileiro76KG4F2021
30471Fabricio BarbarottiFabricio BarbarottiLOmoplataAtlanta WO76KGSF2022
30577Igor FelizIgor FelizLReferee DecisionEuropean Open76KG4F2022
30785Fabricio BarbarottiFabricio BarbarottiLPts: 2x2, PenDallas Open76KGF2022
30827Saul ViayraLInside heel hookDallas NGO79KGSF2022
31652Daniel DinizDaniel DinizLPts: 4x0Pan American76KGR22022
31878Vinicius PereiraVinicius PereiraLChoke from backRio Fall Open76KGSF2022
32913Leo SilvaLeo SilvaLPts: 2x2, AdvWorld Champ.76KGR12022
33417Marcio AndreMarcio AndreLChoke from backAmerican Nat.82KGSF2022
33499Thiago SaldanhaLStraight ankle lockAmerican NGNABSSF2022
33694Carlos NetoLBow and arrowAustin SMO82KGSF2022
33727Lucas WilhanLInside heel hookAustin SMNGO79KGSF2022
35571Francisco CuneoFrancisco CuneoLPts: 0x0, AdvNoGi Pan79KG4F2022
36853Gabriel FerreiraLPts: 2x2, AdvNoGi Worlds73KG8F2022
37199Eduardo RoqueEduardo RoqueLPts: 8x2European OpenABSR12023
45050Clay MayfieldLPts: 2x0Nashville FO88KGF2023
45064Clay MayfieldLPts: 3x0Nashville FNGO85KGF2023
46806Fabricio BarbarottiFabricio BarbarottiLReferee DecisionAtlanta WO82KGSF2024
47931Leo SaggioroLeo SaggioroLChoke from backPan American76KG8F2024
49372Jefferson NascimentoLN/AAtlanta SPO76KG4F2024
49853Jefferson NascimentoLReferee DecisionDenver Open76KGF2024
13536Juan GalarzaWPts: 4x0Boston SM. Open76KG4F2017
13537Renan BorgesWPts: 2x0Boston SM. Open76KGSF2017
13586Robert WolfeWPts: 2x0Seattle Open76KGSF2017
13624Bricklin WelshWPts: 4x2Chicago SMO76KGSF2017
13625Jeffrey CummingsWPts: 2x0Chicago SMO76KGF2017
13713Louis ArmezzaniWPts: 4x0Washington Open94KGSF2017
13767Piter FrankWPointsSan Diego Pro82KGR12017
13966Issa AbleWPts: 2x0Atlanta SM Open76KGSF2017
13967Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoWPts: 2x0Atlanta SM Open76KGF2017
14010Bricklin WelchWPts: 11x0No Gi Pan Am.73KG4F2017
14197Michael PepioWPointsMiami FO76KG4F2017
14200Breno BittencourtBreno BittencourtWPointsMiami FO76KGSF2017
14280Scott ThomasWAdvLong Beach Open76KG4F2017
14532James GuytonWPts: 4x0San Antonio Open76KGRR2017
14533Kevin MahechaKevin MahechaWPts: 2x0San Antonio Open76KGF2017
15010Gustavo EpeeWPts: 2x0LA Open76KG4F2018
15146Servando AlmarazWPointsHouston Open76KGSF2018
15206Athos MirandaWPts: 2x0Continental Pro77KGRR2018
15286Rodrigo FreitasRodrigo FreitasWPointsSan Francisco Open76KGSF2018
15589Danilo SilvaWPointsChicago Sp. Open76KG4F2018
15591Khristofer SantosWPointsChicago Sp. Open76KGSF2018
15783Kristopher SantosWPts: 4x0Washington SPOABS4F2018
15898Cesar CasamajoWPointsBoston Sp. Open76KG4F2018
15901Kevin MahechaKevin MahechaWPointsBoston Sp. Open76KGSF2018
15902Rodrigo FreitasRodrigo FreitasWPointsBoston Sp. Open76KGF2018
15982Nicolas RenierWPts: 9x0NY Spring Open73KGSF2018
15983Daniel DavisWPts: 2x0NY Spring Open73KGF2018
16355Kim TerraKim TerraWDQACB North America75KGR12018
16358James NivalWPts: 5x0ACB North America75KG4F2018
16719Tanner NicholasWReferee DecisionAmerican Nat.ABS4F2018
16860Felipe DesouzaWPointsNY BJJ Pro70KG4F2018
17037Michael PepioWPointsOrlando Open76KGSF2018
17039Jeffrey CummingsWPointsOrlando Open76KGF2018
17203Danilo LopesWPointsChicago SM Open76KGSF2018
17266Bryan ChristopherWPointsLas Vegas Open76KGR12018
17269Kevin MahechaKevin MahechaWPointsLas Vegas Open76KG4F2018
17296Joshua BacallaoWPts: 2x0LV NG Open73KG4F2018
17299Marcus WilsonWPointsLV NG Open73KGSF2018
17322Murat BesnetWBotinhaAsian Open76KGR12018
17323Kazuke WatanabeWPts: 8x6Asian Open76KG4F2018
17324Moribe ShinsukeWPointsAsian Open76KGSF2018
17325Shinji MoritoWPointsAsian Open76KGF2018
17337Gabe SagmanWChoke from backToronto Open76KGF2018
17346Juliano RochaWChoke from backFlorence Open76KGSF2018
17347Rodrigo ReisWPts: 4x2Florence OpenABSSF2018
17348John LennonWPts: 9x0Florence OpenABSF2018
17349Juliano RochaWPts: 5x0Florence NGOABSF2018
17350Ayub MugamedovWChoke from backAmsterdam Open76KGSF2018
17361Oter CastanoWPts: 18x0Colombia Pro77KGF2018
17937Ali MonfaradiAli MonfaradiWPointsLondon FO76KG4F2018
17948Juliano RochaWPointsLondon FNGO79KGSF2018
17950Ali MonfaradiAli MonfaradiWPointsLondon FNGO79KGF2018
17974Kenji SetteWPointsGeneva Open82KGSF2018
18358Djalma SantanaWPointsSouth American76KG4F2018
18359Joao RibeiroWPointsSouth American76KGSF2018
18360Vitor MatosWPointsSouth American76KGF2018
18807Cesar MiyahiraWPts: 2x0Grand Slam AD77KGR12019
18897Masahiro IwasakiMasahiro IwasakiWReferee DecisionEuropean Open76KG4F2019
18980Alberto SerranoWRNCUS National Pro77KGSF2019
18982Ricky SemigliaWPts: 2x0US National Pro77KGF2019
19234Luis ArboledaWPointsMiami W. OpenABSSF2019
19338Thiago LemosWPointsPortland Open76KGSF2019
19521Adria PérezWPointsBudapest Open76KGSF2019
19523Sebastian BroscheSebastian BroscheWPts: 0x0, AdvBudapest Open76KGF2019
19531Joseph BreslinWChoke from backPoznan Open76KGF2019
19595Kevin MahechaKevin MahechaWPts: 6x4Pan American76KG8F2019
20610Gyalisson AdaoWPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Champ.76KGR12019
20744Kenji SetteWPointsGerman Nat.94KGF2019
20775Lukete SilvaLukete SilvaWPts: 2x2, AdvGrand Slam MSK69KG4F2019
20900Alexander SalisburyWTerra footlockBritish National100KGF2019
21427Bruno OliveiraWRNCLas Vegas Open76KGR12019
21431Rene ArangoWPts: 5x2Las Vegas Open76KG4F2019
21432Kevin MahechaKevin MahechaWPts: 4x2Las Vegas Open76KGSF2019
21543Tyson AntillomWN/ADallas SMO76KGSF2019
21973Nicholas NormanWChoke from backSal Lake Open76KGF2019
22041Marcus PhelanMarcus PhelanWPts: 4x0London FO76KG4F2019
22042Jonothan MaflinWPointsLondon FO76KGSF2019
22062David GarmoDavid GarmoWReferee DecisionLondon FNGO79KGF2019
22127Vibhudatta RoutWPointsRome Fall Open76KG4F2019
22129Ali MonfaradiAli MonfaradiWPointsRome Fall Open76KGSF2019
22131Leon LarmanLeon LarmanWPointsRome Fall Open76KGF2019
23317Tyler ScalisiWTerra footlockNew Orleans NGO79KGF2020
23472Piter FrankWPointsPortland Open76KGSF2020
23685Fernando CabreraWPointsHouston WO76KGSF2020
23977Orlando CastilloWRNCAustin NGOABSSF2020
23992Kevin MelendezWKatagatameOklahoma Open76KGSF2020
24289Jose TorresWPts: 2x0Foley Open100KGSF2020
24290Kevin PaulWPts: 6x0Foley Open100KGF2020
24396Wellington DiasWellington DiasWArmbarHouston Open76KGSF2020
24466Samir ChantreSamir ChantreWPts: 2x2, AdvNo Gi Pan Am.73KG4F2020
24468Joshua BacallaoWReferee DecisionNo Gi Pan Am.73KGSF2020
24597Robert DunnWChoke from backAmerican NatsABS8F2020
25999Tyler ScalisiWPointsN.Orleans Open76KG4F2021
26246Brandon WilkinsonWTriangleMemphis NGO91KGSF2021
26247Jurgens JansenWPts: 9x2Memphis NGO91KGF2021
26577Daniel DinizDaniel DinizWPointsBoise Open76KGSF2021
26578Fernando SoaresWPointsBoise Open76KGF2021
26662Haidar AbbasWPointsAmerican Nats76KG4F2021
26667Italo LinsItalo LinsWPts: 2x2, AdvAmerican Nats76KGSF2021
26668Daniel DinizDaniel DinizWPts: 8x6American Nats76KGF2021
26861Roger KremerWMounted X chokeChicago Open76KGSF2021
28041Jonas BrunoWPts: 6x2Brasileiro76KGR12021
30103Wellington DiasWellington DiasWChoke from backOklahoma Open76KGF2022
30116Edmund KimWPts: 2x0Oklahoma NGO79KGSF2022
30118Austin OrandayAustin OrandayWInside heel hookOklahoma NGO79KGF2022
30466Victor JunqueiraWRNCAtlanta WO76KG4F2022
30568Avihai BalilaWPts: 8x4European Open76KGR12022
30782Italo LinsItalo LinsWPts: 6x4Dallas Open76KG4F2022
30784Matheus GalvaoWRNCDallas Open76KGSF2022
30823Pedro FaustinoWPts: 2x0Dallas NGO79KG4F2022
30858Alexander SeaverWN/AIndianapolis Open76KGF2022
30884Rodrigo GortariWPointsIndianapolis NGO73KGF2022
31869Thiago AndradeWPts: 14x0Rio Fall Open76KG8F2022
31873Luis RibasWChoke from backRio Fall Open76KG4F2022
33415Cesar PredesWPts: 4x2American Nat.82KG4F2022
33494Shawn HoehneWPts: 2x0American NGNABS4F2022
35566Saul ViayraWPts: 2x2, AdvNoGi Pan79KG8F2022
45048Charles GrisafiWKatagatameNashville FO88KGSF2023
46805Johnny TamaJohnny TamaWPts: 2x0Atlanta WO82KG4F2024
47027Marlon TanakaWRNCMemphis Open94KGF2024
47790Jose MazariegosWPts: 4x2Indianapolis82KGF2024
47917Sergio SoaresWReferee DecisionPan American76KGR22024
48555Desond McDonaldWPts: 15x0NYC PSNGO79KGF2024
49281Gustavo EstebamWPts: 2x2, AdvChicago SPO76KGSF2024
49282Rehan MuttalibWN/AChicago SPO76KGF2024
49852Felipe BritoWPts: 7x2Denver Open76KGSF2024

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