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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

116 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    84 (72%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    6 (5%)
  • 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
Botinha
5
1
#fad11b
Katagatame
5
1
#f58822
Armbar
5
1
#224aba
Triangle
5
1
#ff9124
Mounted X choke
5
1
#bf1f6c
Inside heel hook
5
1
21
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
59 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    20 (34%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    3 (5%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    30 (51%)
  • BY DECISION
    4 (7%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    1 (2%)
  • BY DQ
    1 (2%)

30 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
Choke from back
50
15
#86e620
RNC
7
2
#5AD3D1
Triangle
7
2
#d1212a
Omoplata
3
1
#fad11b
Inside heel hook
3
1
#f58822
Straight ankle lock
3
1
#224aba
Kneebar
3
1
#ff9124
Submission
3
1
#bf1f6c
Choke
3
1
#22c9a5
Bow and arrow
3
1
#fad223
Straigh ankle lock
3
1
#03861f
Armbar
3
1
#039a1f
Botinha
3
1
#03b41f
Arm in Ezekiel
3
1
30
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Alexandre Molinaro Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
13527Rafael BarbosaRafael BarbosaLPointsBJJ Tour76KGN/A2017
13537Gianni GrippoGianni GrippoLN/ABoston SM. Open76KGF2017
13585Francisco IturraldeFrancisco IturraldeLRNCSeattle Open76KGSF2017
13772Otavio SousaOtavio SousaLChoke from backSan Diego Pro82KG4F2017
14009Frederico AugustoLReferee DecisionNo Gi Pan Am.73KG4F2017
14199Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoLPointsMiami FO76KGF2017
14279Francisco IturraldeFrancisco IturraldeLKneebarLong Beach Open76KGSF2017
15011Johnny TamaJohnny TamaLAdvLA Open76KGSF2018
15046Frederico AugustoLPointsAtlanta W. Open76KG4F2018
15205Gianni GrippoGianni GrippoLChoke from backContinental Pro77KGRR2018
15285Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoLPointsSan Francisco Open76KGF2018
15394JT TorresJT TorresLChoke from backPan American76KG8F2018
15590Gianni GrippoGianni GrippoLPointsChicago Sp. Open76KGF2018
15785Mahamed AlyMahamed AlyLChoke from backWashington SPOABSSF2018
16375Piter FrankLReferee DecisionACB North AmericaABS8F2018
16460Isaque PaivaIsaque PaivaLChoke from backWorld Champ.70KGR12018
16720Horlando MonteiroHorlando MonteiroLTriangleAmerican Nat.ABSSF2018
16854Jamil Hill-TaylorJamil Hill-TaylorLSubmissionNY BJJ Pro70KGSF2018
17265Gianni GrippoGianni GrippoLPts: 10x0Las Vegas Open76KGSF2018
17293Gianni GrippoGianni GrippoLPointsLV NG Open73KGF2018
17932Italo LinsItalo LinsLPointsLondon FO76KGSF2018
17968Ilke BulutIlke BulutLPts: 10x0Geneva Open82KGF2018
18800Diego RamalhoDiego RamalhoLPts: 2x0Grand Slam AD77KG4F2019
18892Lucas LepriLucas LepriLChoke from backEuropean Open76KGSF2019
19022Diego SilvaLPts: 8x8, AdvMexico Nat. Pro94KGR12019
19223Roberto AbreuRoberto AbreuLChokeMiami W. OpenABSF2019
19327Francisco IturraldeFrancisco IturraldeLBow and arrowPortland Open76KGF2019
19587Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoLPts: 8x6Pan American76KG4F2019
20078M. AbdulkadirovLPointsWorld Pro77KGR12019
20255Arthur DetanicoArthur DetanicoLStraigh ankle lockBrasileiro76KGR22019
20763Thiago MacedoThiago MacedoLChoke from backGrand Slam MSK69KGSF2019
21223Levi JonesLevi JonesLChoke from backGrand Slam TYO77KG4F2019
21227Max LindbladMax LindbladLChoke from backGrand Slam TYO77KGRPC2019
21529Gilson NunesGilson NunesLTriangleDallas SMO76KGF2019
22026L. LarmanLDQLondon FO76KGF2019
22950Natan ChuengNatan ChuengLPts: 2x1Grand Slam AD77KGR12020
23407Andre GoisAndre GoisLArmbarMiami WO82KGSF2020
23447Paulo GabrielPaulo GabrielLChoke from backPortland Open76KGF2020
23522Gabriel FerreiraLPointsKansas Open76KG4F2020
23655Lucas ValenteLucas ValenteLBotinhaHouston WO76KGF2020
23933Johnatha AlvesJohnatha AlvesLChoke from backAustin Open76KGF2020
23947Pedro RochaPedro RochaLPts: 2x0Austin NGOABSF2020
24129Johnatha AlvesJohnatha AlvesLChoke from backPan American76KG8F2020
24364Pablo LavaselliPablo LavaselliLReferee DecisionHouston Open76KGF2020
24566Guilherme CordiviolaGuilherme CordiviolaLArm in EzekielAmerican NatsABS4F2020
24606Rida HaisamRida HaisamLRNCAmerican NGNABS4F2020
25961Kieran KichukKieran KichukLChoke from backN.Orleans Open76KGSF2021
26190Jamil Hill-TaylorJamil Hill-TaylorLPts: 8x0Memphis Open76KGF2021
26822Igor FelizIgor FelizLPts: 7x2Chicago Open76KGF2021
28006Natan ChuengNatan ChuengLPts: 6x2Brasileiro76KG4F2021
30387Fabricio BarbarottiFabricio BarbarottiLOmoplataAtlanta WO76KGSF2022
30493Igor FelizIgor FelizLReferee DecisionEuropean Open76KG4F2022
30693Fabricio BarbarottiFabricio BarbarottiLPts: 2x2, PenDallas Open76KGF2022
30735Saul ViayraLInside heel hookDallas NGO79KGSF2022
31558Daniel DinizDaniel DinizLPts: 4x0Pan American76KGR22022
31783Vinicius PereiraVinicius PereiraLChoke from backRio Fall Open76KGSF2022
32798Leo SilvaLeo SilvaLPts: 2x2, AdvWorld Champ.76KGR12022
33291Marcio AndreMarcio AndreLChoke from backAmerican Nat.82KGSF2022
33373Thiago SaldanhaLStraight ankle lockAmerican NGNABSSF2022
13534Juan GalarzaWPts: 4x0Boston SM. Open76KG4F2017
13535Renan BorgesWPts: 2x0Boston SM. Open76KGSF2017
13584Robert WolfeWPts: 2x0Seattle Open76KGSF2017
13622Bricklin WelshWPts: 4x2Chicago SMO76KGSF2017
13623Jeffrey CummingsWPts: 2x0Chicago SMO76KGF2017
13711Louis ArmezzaniWPts: 4x0Washington Open94KGSF2017
13765Piter FrankWPointsSan Diego Pro82KGR12017
13964Issa AbleWPts: 2x0Atlanta SM Open76KGSF2017
13965Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoWPts: 2x0Atlanta SM Open76KGF2017
14008Bricklin WelchWPts: 11x0No Gi Pan Am.73KG4F2017
14195Michael PepioWPointsMiami FO76KG4F2017
14198Breno BittencourtBreno BittencourtWPointsMiami FO76KGSF2017
14278Scott ThomasWAdvLong Beach Open76KG4F2017
14530James GuytonWPts: 4x0San Antonio Open76KGRR2017
14531Kevin MahechaKevin MahechaWPts: 2x0San Antonio Open76KGF2017
15008Gustavo EpeeWPts: 2x0LA Open76KG4F2018
15144Servando AlmarazWPointsHouston Open76KGSF2018
15204Athos MirandaWPts: 2x0Continental Pro77KGRR2018
15284Rodrigo FreitasRodrigo FreitasWPointsSan Francisco Open76KGSF2018
15587Danilo SilvaWPointsChicago Sp. Open76KG4F2018
15589Khristofer SantosWPointsChicago Sp. Open76KGSF2018
15781Kristopher SantosWPts: 4x0Washington SPOABS4F2018
15896Cesar CasamajoWPointsBoston Sp. Open76KG4F2018
15899Kevin MahechaKevin MahechaWPointsBoston Sp. Open76KGSF2018
15900Rodrigo FreitasRodrigo FreitasWPointsBoston Sp. Open76KGF2018
15980Nicolas RenierWPts: 9x0NY Spring Open73KGSF2018
15981Daniel DavisWPts: 2x0NY Spring Open73KGF2018
16353Kim TerraKim TerraWDQACB North America75KGR12018
16356James NivalWPts: 5x0ACB North America75KG4F2018
16717Tanner NicholasWReferee DecisionAmerican Nat.ABS4F2018
16853Felipe DesouzaWPointsNY BJJ Pro70KG4F2018
17030Michael PepioWPointsOrlando Open76KGSF2018
17032Jeffrey CummingsWPointsOrlando Open76KGF2018
17196Danilo LopesWPointsChicago SM Open76KGSF2018
17259Bryan ChristopherWPointsLas Vegas Open76KGR12018
17262Kevin MahechaKevin MahechaWPointsLas Vegas Open76KG4F2018
17289Joshua BacallaoWPts: 2x0LV NG Open73KG4F2018
17292Marcus WilsonWPointsLV NG Open73KGSF2018
17315Murat BesnetWBotinhaAsian Open76KGR12018
17316Kazuke WatanabeWPts: 8x6Asian Open76KG4F2018
17317Moribe ShinsukeWPointsAsian Open76KGSF2018
17318Shinji MoritoWPointsAsian Open76KGF2018
17330Gabe SagmanWChoke from backToronto Open76KGF2018
17339Juliano RochaWChoke from backFlorence Open76KGSF2018
17340Rodrigo ReisWPts: 4x2Florence OpenABSSF2018
17341John LennonWPts: 9x0Florence OpenABSF2018
17342Juliano RochaWPts: 5x0Florence NGOABSF2018
17343Ayub MugamedovWChoke from backAmsterdam Open76KGSF2018
17354Oter CastanoWPts: 18x0Colombia Pro77KGF2018
17930Ali MonfaradiAli MonfaradiWPointsLondon FO76KG4F2018
17941Juliano RochaWPointsLondon FNGO79KGSF2018
17943Ali MonfaradiAli MonfaradiWPointsLondon FNGO79KGF2018
17967Kenji SetteWPointsGeneva Open82KGSF2018
18348Djalma SantanaWPointsSouth American76KG4F2018
18349Joao RibeiroWPointsSouth American76KGSF2018
18350Vitor MatosWPointsSouth American76KGF2018
18797Cesar MiyahiraWPts: 2x0Grand Slam AD77KGR12019
18887Masahiro IwasakiMasahiro IwasakiWReferee DecisionEuropean Open76KG4F2019
18968Alberto SerranoWRNCUS National Pro77KGSF2019
18970Ricky SemigliaWPts: 2x0US National Pro77KGF2019
19222Luis ArboledaWPointsMiami W. OpenABSSF2019
19325Thiago LemosWPointsPortland Open76KGSF2019
19508Adria PérezWPointsBudapest Open76KGSF2019
19510Sebastian BroscheSebastian BroscheWPts: 0x0, AdvBudapest Open76KGF2019
19518Joseph BreslinWChoke from backPoznan Open76KGF2019
19582Kevin MahechaKevin MahechaWPts: 6x4Pan American76KG8F2019
20595Gyalisson AdaoWPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Champ.76KGR12019
20729Kenji SetteWPointsGerman Nat.94KGF2019
20760Lukete SilvaLukete SilvaWPts: 2x2, AdvGrand Slam MSK69KG4F2019
20885Alexander SalisburyWTerra footlockBritish National100KGF2019
21412Bruno OliveiraWRNCLas Vegas Open76KGR12019
21416Rene ArangoWPts: 5x2Las Vegas Open76KG4F2019
21417Kevin MahechaKevin MahechaWPts: 4x2Las Vegas Open76KGSF2019
21528Tyson AntillomWN/ADallas SMO76KGSF2019
21956Nicholas NormanWChoke from backSal Lake Open76KGF2019
22022Marcus PhelanMarcus PhelanWPts: 4x0London FO76KG4F2019
22023Jonothan MaflinWPointsLondon FO76KGSF2019
22043David GarmoDavid GarmoWReferee DecisionLondon FNGO79KGF2019
22108Vibhudatta RoutWPointsRome Fall Open76KG4F2019
22110Ali MonfaradiAli MonfaradiWPointsRome Fall Open76KGSF2019
22112Leon LarmanLeon LarmanWPointsRome Fall Open76KGF2019
23291Tyler ScalisiWTerra footlockNew Orleans NGO79KGF2020
23446Piter FrankWPointsPortland Open76KGSF2020
23654Fernando CabreraWPointsHouston WO76KGSF2020
23946Orlando CastilloWRNCAustin NGOABSSF2020
23960Kevin MelendezWKatagatameOklahoma Open76KGSF2020
24257Jose TorresWPts: 2x0Foley Open100KGSF2020
24258Kevin PaulWPts: 6x0Foley Open100KGF2020
24363Wellington DiasWellington DiasWArmbarHouston Open76KGSF2020
24433Samir ChantreSamir ChantreWPts: 2x2, AdvNo Gi Pan Am.73KG4F2020
24435Joshua BacallaoWReferee DecisionNo Gi Pan Am.73KGSF2020
24564Robert DunnWChoke from backAmerican NatsABS8F2020
25960Tyler ScalisiWPointsN.Orleans Open76KG4F2021
26206Brandon WilkinsonWTriangleMemphis NGO91KGSF2021
26207Jurgens JansenWPts: 9x2Memphis NGO91KGF2021
26537Daniel DinizDaniel DinizWPointsBoise Open76KGSF2021
26538Fernando SoaresWPointsBoise Open76KGF2021
26622Haidar AbbasWPointsAmerican Nats76KG4F2021
26627Italo LinsItalo LinsWPts: 2x2, AdvAmerican Nats76KGSF2021
26628Daniel DinizDaniel DinizWPts: 8x6American Nats76KGF2021
26821Roger KremerWMounted X chokeChicago Open76KGSF2021
27999Jonas BrunoWPts: 6x2Brasileiro76KGR12021
30020Wellington DiasWellington DiasWChoke from backOklahoma Open76KGF2022
30032Edmund KimWPts: 2x0Oklahoma NGO79KGSF2022
30034Austin OrandayWInside heel hookOklahoma NGO79KGF2022
30382Victor JunqueiraWRNCAtlanta WO76KG4F2022
30484Avihai BalilaWPts: 8x4European Open76KGR12022
30690Italo LinsItalo LinsWPts: 6x4Dallas Open76KG4F2022
30692Matheus GalvaoWRNCDallas Open76KGSF2022
30731Pedro FaustinoWPts: 2x0Dallas NGO79KG4F2022
30765Alexander SeaverWN/AIndianapolis Open76KGF2022
30791Rodrigo GortariWPointsIndianapolis NGO73KGF2022
31774Thiago AndradeWPts: 14x0Rio Fall Open76KG8F2022
31778Luis RibasWChoke from backRio Fall Open76KG4F2022
33289Cesar PredesWPts: 4x2American Nat.82KG4F2022
33368Shawn HoehneWPts: 2x0American NGNABS4F2022

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