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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

114 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    82 (72%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    6 (5%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    21 (18%)
  • BY DECISION
    4 (4%)
  • 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
56 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    20 (36%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    2 (4%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    28 (50%)
  • BY DECISION
    4 (7%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    1 (2%)
  • BY DQ
    1 (2%)

28 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
Choke from back
50
14
#86e620
RNC
7
2
#5AD3D1
Triangle
7
2
#d1212a
Botinha
4
1
#fad11b
Arm in Ezekiel
4
1
#f58822
Omoplata
4
1
#224aba
Inside heel hook
4
1
#ff9124
Kneebar
4
1
#bf1f6c
Submission
4
1
#22c9a5
Choke
4
1
#fad223
Bow and arrow
4
1
#03861f
Straigh ankle lock
4
1
#039a1f
Armbar
4
1
28
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Alexandre Molinaro Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
13522Rafael BarbosaRafael BarbosaLPointsBJJ Tour76KGN/A2017
13532Gianni GrippoGianni GrippoLN/ABoston SM. Open76KGF2017
13580Francisco IturraldeFrancisco IturraldeLRNCSeattle Open76KGSF2017
13767Otavio SousaOtavio SousaLChoke from backSan Diego Pro82KG4F2017
14004Frederico AugustoLReferee DecisionNo Gi Pan Am.73KG4F2017
14194Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoLPointsMiami FO76KGF2017
14274Francisco IturraldeFrancisco IturraldeLKneebarLong Beach Open76KGSF2017
15006Johnny TamaJohnny TamaLAdvLA Open76KGSF2018
15041Frederico AugustoLPointsAtlanta W. Open76KG4F2018
15200Gianni GrippoGianni GrippoLChoke from backContinental Pro77KGRR2018
15280Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoLPointsSan Francisco Open76KGF2018
15389JT TorresJT TorresLChoke from backPan American76KG8F2018
15585Gianni GrippoGianni GrippoLPointsChicago Sp. Open76KGF2018
15780Mahamed AlyMahamed AlyLChoke from backWashington SPOABSSF2018
16370Piter FrankLReferee DecisionACB North AmericaABS8F2018
16455Isaque PaivaIsaque PaivaLChoke from backWorld Champ.70KGR12018
16715Horlando MonteiroHorlando MonteiroLTriangleAmerican Nat.ABSSF2018
16849Jamil Hill-TaylorJamil Hill-TaylorLSubmissionNY BJJ Pro70KGSF2018
17260Gianni GrippoGianni GrippoLPts: 10x0Las Vegas Open76KGSF2018
17288Gianni GrippoGianni GrippoLPointsLV NG Open73KGF2018
17927Italo LinsItalo LinsLPointsLondon Fall Open76KGSF2018
17963Ilke BulutIlke BulutLPts: 10x0Geneva Open82KGF2018
18795Diego RamalhoDiego RamalhoLPts: 2x0Grand Slam AD77KG4F2019
18887Lucas LepriLucas LepriLChoke from backEuropean Open76KGSF2019
19017Diego SilvaLPts: 8x8, AdvMexico Nat. Pro94KGR12019
19218Roberto AbreuRoberto AbreuLChokeMiami W. OpenABSF2019
19322Francisco IturraldeFrancisco IturraldeLBow and arrowPortland Open76KGF2019
19582Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoLPts: 8x6Pan American76KG4F2019
20074M. AbdulkadirovLPointsWorld Pro77KGR12019
20251Arthur DetanicoArthur DetanicoLStraigh ankle lockBrasileiro76KGR22019
20759Thiago MacedoThiago MacedoLChoke from backGrand Slam MSK69KGSF2019
21219Levi JonesLevi JonesLChoke from backGrand Slam TYO77KG4F2019
21223Max LindbladMax LindbladLChoke from backGrand Slam TYO77KGRPC2019
21525Gilson NunesGilson NunesLTriangleDallas SMO76KGF2019
22020L. LarmanLDQLondon Fall Open76KGF2019
22944Natan ChuengNatan ChuengLPts: 2x1Grand Slam AD77KGR12020
23401Andre GoisAndre GoisLArmbarMiami WO82KGSF2020
23441Paulo GabrielPaulo GabrielLChoke from backPortland Open76KGF2020
23515Gabriel FerreiraLPointsKansas Open76KG4F2020
23648Lucas ValenteLucas ValenteLBotinhaHouston WO76KGF2020
23926Johnatha AlvesJohnatha AlvesLChoke from backAustin Open76KGF2020
23940Pedro RochaPedro RochaLPts: 2x0Austin NGOABSF2020
24122Johnatha AlvesJohnatha AlvesLChoke from backPan American76KG8F2020
24357Pablo LavaselliPablo LavaselliLReferee DecisionHouston Open76KGF2020
24559Guilherme CordiviolaGuilherme CordiviolaLArm in EzekielAmerican NatsABS4F2020
24599Rida HaisamRida HaisamLRNCAmerican NGNABS4F2020
25952Kieran KichukKieran KichukLChoke from backN.Orleans Open76KGSF2021
26181Jamil Hill-TaylorJamil Hill-TaylorLPts: 8x0Memphis Open76KGF2021
26806Igor FelizIgor FelizLPts: 7x2Chicago Open76KGF2021
27990Natan ChuengNatan ChuengLPts: 6x2Brasileiro76KG4F2021
30365Fabricio BarbarottiFabricio BarbarottiLOmoplataAtlanta WO76KGSF2022
30471Igor FelizIgor FelizLReferee DecisionEuropean Open76KG4F2022
30670Fabricio BarbarottiFabricio BarbarottiLPts: 2x2, PenDallas Open76KGF2022
30712Saul ViayraLInside heel hookDallas NGO79KGSF2022
31532Daniel DinizDaniel DinizLPts: 4x0Pan American76KGR22022
31757Vinicius PereiraVinicius PereiraLChoke from backRio Fall Open76KGSF2022
13529Juan GalarzaWPts: 4x0Boston SM. Open76KG4F2017
13530Renan BorgesWPts: 2x0Boston SM. Open76KGSF2017
13579Robert WolfeWPts: 2x0Seattle Open76KGSF2017
13617Bricklin WelshWPts: 4x2Chicago SMO76KGSF2017
13618Jeffrey CummingsWPts: 2x0Chicago SMO76KGF2017
13706Louis ArmezzaniWPts: 4x0Washington Open94KGSF2017
13760Piter FrankWPointsSan Diego Pro82KGR12017
13959Issa AbleWPts: 2x0Atlanta SM Open76KGSF2017
13960Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoWPts: 2x0Atlanta SM Open76KGF2017
14003Bricklin WelchWPts: 11x0No Gi Pan Am.73KG4F2017
14190Michael PepioWPointsMiami FO76KG4F2017
14193Breno BittencourtBreno BittencourtWPointsMiami FO76KGSF2017
14273Scott ThomasWAdvLong Beach Open76KG4F2017
14525James GuytonWPts: 4x0San Antonio Open76KGRR2017
14526Kevin MahechaKevin MahechaWPts: 2x0San Antonio Open76KGF2017
15003Gustavo EpeeWPts: 2x0LA Open76KG4F2018
15139Servando AlmarazWPointsHouston Open76KGSF2018
15199Athos MirandaWPts: 2x0Continental Pro77KGRR2018
15279Rodrigo FreitasRodrigo FreitasWPointsSan Francisco Open76KGSF2018
15582Danilo SilvaWPointsChicago Sp. Open76KG4F2018
15584Khristofer SantosWPointsChicago Sp. Open76KGSF2018
15776Kristopher SantosWPts: 4x0Washington SPOABS4F2018
15891Cesar CasamajoWPointsBoston Sp. Open76KG4F2018
15894Kevin MahechaKevin MahechaWPointsBoston Sp. Open76KGSF2018
15895Rodrigo FreitasRodrigo FreitasWPointsBoston Sp. Open76KGF2018
15975Nicolas RenierWPts: 9x0NY Spring Open73KGSF2018
15976Daniel DavisWPts: 2x0NY Spring Open73KGF2018
16348Kim TerraKim TerraWDQACB North America75KGR12018
16351James NivalWPts: 5x0ACB North America75KG4F2018
16712Tanner NicholasWReferee DecisionAmerican Nat.ABS4F2018
16848Felipe DesouzaWPointsNY BJJ Pro70KG4F2018
17025Michael PepioWPointsOrlando Open76KGSF2018
17027Jeffrey CummingsWPointsOrlando Open76KGF2018
17191Danilo LopesWPointsChicago SM Open76KGSF2018
17254Bryan ChristopherWPointsLas Vegas Open76KGR12018
17257Kevin MahechaKevin MahechaWPointsLas Vegas Open76KG4F2018
17284Joshua BacallaoWPts: 2x0LV NG Open73KG4F2018
17287Marcus WilsonWPointsLV NG Open73KGSF2018
17310Murat BesnetWBotinhaAsian Open76KGR12018
17311Kazuke WatanabeWPts: 8x6Asian Open76KG4F2018
17312Moribe ShinsukeWPointsAsian Open76KGSF2018
17313Shinji MoritoWPointsAsian Open76KGF2018
17325Gabe SagmanWChoke from backToronto Open76KGF2018
17334Juliano RochaWChoke from backFlorence Open76KGSF2018
17335Rodrigo ReisWPts: 4x2Florence OpenABSSF2018
17336John LennonWPts: 9x0Florence OpenABSF2018
17337Juliano RochaWPts: 5x0Florence NGOABSF2018
17338Ayub MugamedovWChoke from backAmsterdam Open76KGSF2018
17349Oter CastanoWPts: 18x0Colombia Pro77KGF2018
17925Ali MonfaradiAli MonfaradiWPointsLondon Fall Open76KG4F2018
17936Juliano RochaWPointsLondon Fall NGO79KGSF2018
17938Ali MonfaradiAli MonfaradiWPointsLondon Fall NGO79KGF2018
17962Kenji SetteWPointsGeneva Open82KGSF2018
18343Djalma SantanaWPointsSouth American76KG4F2018
18344Joao RibeiroWPointsSouth American76KGSF2018
18345Vitor MatosWPointsSouth American76KGF2018
18792Cesar MiyahiraWPts: 2x0Grand Slam AD77KGR12019
18882Masahiro IwasakiMasahiro IwasakiWReferee DecisionEuropean Open76KG4F2019
18963Alberto SerranoWRNCUS National Pro77KGSF2019
18965Ricky SemigliaWPts: 2x0US National Pro77KGF2019
19217Luis ArboledaWPointsMiami W. OpenABSSF2019
19320Thiago LemosWPointsPortland Open76KGSF2019
19503Adria PérezWPointsBudapest Open76KGSF2019
19505Sebastian BroscheSebastian BroscheWPts: 0x0, AdvBudapest Open76KGF2019
19513Joseph BreslinWChoke from backPoznan Open76KGF2019
19577Kevin MahechaKevin MahechaWPts: 6x4Pan American76KG8F2019
20591Gyalisson AdaoWPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Champ.76KGR12019
20725Kenji SetteWPointsGerman Nat.94KGF2019
20756Lukete SilvaLukete SilvaWPts: 2x2, AdvGrand Slam MSK69KG4F2019
20881Alexander SalisburyWTerra footlockBritish National100KGF2019
21408Bruno OliveiraWRNCLas Vegas Open76KGR12019
21412Rene ArangoWPts: 5x2Las Vegas Open76KG4F2019
21413Kevin MahechaKevin MahechaWPts: 4x2Las Vegas Open76KGSF2019
21524Tyson AntillomWN/ADallas SMO76KGSF2019
21952Nicholas NormanWChoke from backSal Lake Open76KGF2019
22016Marcus PhelanMarcus PhelanWPts: 4x0London Fall Open76KG4F2019
22017Jonothan MaflinWPointsLondon Fall Open76KGSF2019
22037David GarmoDavid GarmoWReferee DecisionLondon Fall NGO79KGF2019
22102Vibhudatta RoutWPointsRome Fall Open76KG4F2019
22104Ali MonfaradiAli MonfaradiWPointsRome Fall Open76KGSF2019
22106Leon LarmanLeon LarmanWPointsRome Fall Open76KGF2019
23285Tyler ScalisiWTerra footlockNew Orleans NGO79KGF2020
23440Piter FrankWPointsPortland Open76KGSF2020
23647Fernando CabreraWPointsHouston WO76KGSF2020
23939Orlando CastilloWRNCAustin NGOABSSF2020
23953Kevin MelendezWKatagatameOklahoma Open76KGSF2020
24250Jose TorresWPts: 2x0Foley Open100KGSF2020
24251Kevin PaulWPts: 6x0Foley Open100KGF2020
24356Wellington DiasWellington DiasWArmbarHouston Open76KGSF2020
24426Samir ChantreSamir ChantreWPts: 2x2, AdvNo Gi Pan Am.73KG4F2020
24428Joshua BacallaoWReferee DecisionNo Gi Pan Am.73KGSF2020
24557Robert DunnWChoke from backAmerican NatsABS8F2020
25951Tyler ScalisiWPointsN.Orleans Open76KG4F2021
26197Brandon WilkinsonWTriangleMemphis NGO91KGSF2021
26198Jurgens JansenWPts: 9x2Memphis NGO91KGF2021
26528Daniel DinizDaniel DinizWPointsBoise Open76KGSF2021
26529Fernando SoaresWPointsBoise Open76KGF2021
26606Haidar AbbasWPointsAmerican Nats76KG4F2021
26611Italo LinsItalo LinsWPts: 2x2, AdvAmerican Nats76KGSF2021
26612Daniel DinizDaniel DinizWPts: 8x6American Nats76KGF2021
26805Roger KremerWMounted X chokeChicago Open76KGSF2021
27983Jonas BrunoWPts: 6x2Brasileiro76KGR12021
29998Wellington DiasWellington DiasWChoke from backOklahoma Open76KGF2022
30010Edmund KimWPts: 2x0Oklahoma NGO79KGSF2022
30012Austin OrandayWInside heel hookOklahoma NGO79KGF2022
30360Victor JunqueiraWRNCAtlanta WO76KG4F2022
30462Avihai BalilaWPts: 8x4European Open76KGR12022
30667Italo LinsItalo LinsWPts: 6x4Dallas Open76KG4F2022
30669Matheus GalvaoWRNCDallas Open76KGSF2022
30708Pedro FaustinoWPts: 2x0Dallas NGO79KG4F2022
30742Alexander SeaverWN/AIndianapolis Open76KGF2022
30768Rodrigo GortariWPointsIndianapolis NGO73KGF2022
31748Thiago AndradeWPts: 14x0Rio Fall Open76KG8F2022
31752Luis RibasWChoke from backRio Fall Open76KG4F2022

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