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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

101 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    74 (73%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    6 (6%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    16 (16%)
  • BY DECISION
    4 (4%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    1 (1%)

16 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Choke from back
38
6
#86e620
RNC
19
3
#5AD3D1
Terra footlock
13
2
#d1212a
Triangle
6
1
#fad11b
Mounted X choke
6
1
#f58822
Botinha
6
1
#224aba
Katagatame
6
1
#ff9124
Armbar
6
1
16
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
49 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    18 (37%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    2 (4%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    25 (51%)
  • BY DECISION
    3 (6%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    1 (2%)

25 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
Choke from back
52
13
#86e620
RNC
8
2
#5AD3D1
Triangle
8
2
#d1212a
Bow and arrow
4
1
#fad11b
Straigh ankle lock
4
1
#f58822
Armbar
4
1
#224aba
Botinha
4
1
#ff9124
Arm in Ezekiel
4
1
#bf1f6c
Kneebar
4
1
#22c9a5
Submission
4
1
#fad223
Choke
4
1
25
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Alexandre Molinaro Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
13505Rafael BarbosaRafael BarbosaLPointsBJJ Tour76KGN/A2017
13515Gianni GrippoGianni GrippoLN/ABoston SM. Open76KGF2017
13561Francisco IturraldeFrancisco IturraldeLRNCSeattle Open76KGSF2017
13747Otavio SousaOtavio SousaLChoke from backSan Diego Pro82KG4F2017
13984Frederico AugustoLReferee DecisionNo Gi Pan Am.73KG4F2017
14169Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoLPointsMiami Fall Open76KGF2017
14249Francisco IturraldeFrancisco IturraldeLKneebarLong Beach Open76KGSF2017
14965Johnny TamaJohnny TamaLAdvLos Angeles Open76KGSF2018
15000Frederico AugustoLPointsAtlanta W. Open76KG4F2018
15159Gianni GrippoGianni GrippoLChoke from backContinental Pro77KGRR2018
15239Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoLPointsSan Francisco Open76KGF2018
15348JT TorresJT TorresLChoke from backPan American76KG8F2018
15544Gianni GrippoGianni GrippoLPointsChicago Sp. Open76KGF2018
15739Mahamed AlyMahamed AlyLChoke from backWashington SPOABSSF2018
16327Piter FrankLReferee DecisionACB North AmericaABS8F2018
16412Isaque PaivaIsaque PaivaLChoke from backWorld Champ.70KGR12018
16672Horlando MonteiroHorlando MonteiroLTriangleAmerican Nat.ABSSF2018
16806Jamil Hill-TaylorJamil Hill-TaylorLSubmissionNY BJJ Pro70KGSF2018
17209Gianni GrippoGianni GrippoLPts: 10x0Las Vegas Open76KGSF2018
17237Gianni GrippoGianni GrippoLPointsLV NG Open73KGF2018
17870Italo LinsItalo LinsLPointsLondon Fall Open76KGSF2018
17906Ilke BulutIlke BulutLPts: 10x0Geneva Open82KGF2018
18726Diego RamalhoDiego RamalhoLPts: 2x0Grand Slam AD77KG4F2019
18818Lucas LepriLucas LepriLChoke from backEuropean Open76KGSF2019
18946Diego SilvaLPts: 8x8, AdvMexico Nat. Pro94KGR12019
19137Roberto AbreuRoberto AbreuLChokeMiami W. OpenABSF2019
19241Francisco IturraldeFrancisco IturraldeLBow and arrowPortland Open76KGF2019
19495Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoLPts: 8x6Pan American76KG4F2019
19980M. AbdulkadirovLPointsWorld Pro77KGR12019
20157Arthur DetanicoArthur DetanicoLStraigh ankle lockBrasileiro76KGR22019
20661Thiago MacedoThiago MacedoLChoke from backGrand Slam MSK69KGSF2019
21119Levi JonesLevi JonesLChoke from backGrand Slam TYO77KG4F2019
21123Max LindbladMax LindbladLChoke from backGrand Slam TYO77KGRPC2019
21415Gilson NunesGilson NunesLTriangleDallas SMO76KGF2019
21906L. LarmanLDQLondon Fall Open76KGF2019
22811Natan ChuengNatan ChuengLPts: 2x1Grand Slam AD77KGR12020
23246Andre GoisAndre GoisLArmbarMiami WO82KGSF2020
23286Paulo GabrielPaulo GabrielLChoke from backPortland Open76KGF2020
23359Gabriel FerreiraLPointsKansas Open76KG4F2020
23492Lucas ValenteLucas ValenteLBotinhaHouston WO76KGF2020
23764Johnatha AlvesJohnatha AlvesLChoke from backAustin Open76KGF2020
23778Pedro RochaPedro RochaLPts: 2x0Austin NGOABSF2020
23956Johnatha AlvesJohnatha AlvesLChoke from backPan American76KG8F2020
24186Pablo LavaselliPablo LavaselliLReferee DecisionHouston Open76KGF2020
24384Guilherme CordiviolaGuilherme CordiviolaLArm in EzekielAmerican NatsABS4F2020
24424Rida HaisamRida HaisamLRNCAmerican NGNABS4F2020
25744Kieran KichukKieran KichukLChoke from backN.Orleans Open76KGSF2021
25972Jamil Hill-TaylorJamil Hill-TaylorLPts: 8x0Memphis Open76KGF2021
26583Igor FelizIgor FelizLPts: 7x2Chicago Open76KGF2021
13512Juan GalarzaWPts: 4x0Boston SM. Open76KG4F2017
13513Renan BorgesWPts: 2x0Boston SM. Open76KGSF2017
13560Robert WolfeWPts: 2x0Seattle Open76KGSF2017
13598Bricklin WelshWPts: 4x2Chicago SMO76KGSF2017
13599Jeffrey CummingsWPts: 2x0Chicago SMO76KGF2017
13686Louis ArmezzaniWPts: 4x0Washington Open94KGSF2017
13740Piter FrankWPointsSan Diego Pro82KGR12017
13939Issa AbleWPts: 2x0Atlanta SM Open76KGSF2017
13940Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoWPts: 2x0Atlanta SM Open76KGF2017
13983Bricklin WelchWPts: 11x0No Gi Pan Am.73KG4F2017
14165Michael PepioWPointsMiami Fall Open76KG4F2017
14168Breno BittencourtBreno BittencourtWPointsMiami Fall Open76KGSF2017
14248Scott ThomasWAdvLong Beach Open76KG4F2017
14500James GuytonWPts: 4x0San Antonio Open76KGRR2017
14501Kevin MahechaKevin MahechaWPts: 2x0San Antonio Open76KGF2017
14962Gustavo EpeeWPts: 2x0Los Angeles Open76KG4F2018
15098Servando AlmarazWPointsHouston Open76KGSF2018
15158Athos MirandaWPts: 2x0Continental Pro77KGRR2018
15238Rodrigo FreitasRodrigo FreitasWPointsSan Francisco Open76KGSF2018
15541Danilo SilvaWPointsChicago Sp. Open76KG4F2018
15543Khristofer SantosWPointsChicago Sp. Open76KGSF2018
15735Kristopher SantosWPts: 4x0Washington SPOABS4F2018
15850Cesar CasamajoWPointsBoston Sp. Open76KG4F2018
15853Kevin MahechaKevin MahechaWPointsBoston Sp. Open76KGSF2018
15854Rodrigo FreitasRodrigo FreitasWPointsBoston Sp. Open76KGF2018
15934Nicolas RenierWPts: 9x0NY Spring Open73KGSF2018
15935Daniel DavisWPts: 2x0NY Spring Open73KGF2018
16305Kim TerraKim TerraWDQACB North America75KGR12018
16308James NivalWPts: 5x0ACB North America75KG4F2018
16669Tanner NicholasWReferee DecisionAmerican Nat.ABS4F2018
16805Felipe DesouzaWPointsNY BJJ Pro70KG4F2018
16982Michael PepioWPointsOrlando Open76KGSF2018
16984Jeffrey CummingsWPointsOrlando Open76KGF2018
17140Danilo LopesWPointsChicago SM Open76KGSF2018
17203Bryan ChristopherWPointsLas Vegas Open76KGR12018
17206Kevin MahechaKevin MahechaWPointsLas Vegas Open76KG4F2018
17233Joshua BacallaoWPts: 2x0LV NG Open73KG4F2018
17236Marcus WilsonWPointsLV NG Open73KGSF2018
17259Murat BesnetWBotinhaAsian Open76KGR12018
17260Kazuke WatanabeWPts: 8x6Asian Open76KG4F2018
17261Moribe ShinsukeWPointsAsian Open76KGSF2018
17262Shinji MoritoWPointsAsian Open76KGF2018
17274Gabe SagmanWChoke from backToronto Open76KGF2018
17283Juliano RochaWChoke from backFlorence Open76KGSF2018
17284Rodrigo ReisWPts: 4x2Florence OpenABSSF2018
17285John LennonWPts: 9x0Florence OpenABSF2018
17286Juliano RochaWPts: 5x0Florence NGOABSF2018
17287Ayub MugamedovWChoke from backAmsterdam Open76KGSF2018
17298Oter CastanoWPts: 18x0Colombia Pro77KGF2018
17868Ali MonfaradiAli MonfaradiWPointsLondon Fall Open76KG4F2018
17879Juliano RochaWPointsLondon Fall NGO79KGSF2018
17881Ali MonfaradiAli MonfaradiWPointsLondon Fall NGO79KGF2018
17905Kenji SetteWPointsGeneva Open82KGSF2018
18279Djalma SantanaWPointsSouth American76KG4F2018
18280Joao RibeiroWPointsSouth American76KGSF2018
18281Vitor MatosWPointsSouth American76KGF2018
18723Cesar MiyahiraWPts: 2x0Grand Slam AD77KGR12019
18813Masahiro IwasakiMasahiro IwasakiWReferee DecisionEuropean Open76KG4F2019
18894Alberto SerranoWRNCUS National Pro77KGSF2019
18896Ricky SemigliaWPts: 2x0US National Pro77KGF2019
19136Luis ArboledaWPointsMiami W. OpenABSSF2019
19239Thiago LemosWPointsPortland Open76KGSF2019
19416Adria PérezWPointsBudapest Open76KGSF2019
19418Sebastian BroscheSebastian BroscheWPts: 0x0, AdvBudapest Open76KGF2019
19426Joseph BreslinWChoke from backPoznan Open76KGF2019
19490Kevin MahechaKevin MahechaWPts: 6x4Pan American76KG8F2019
20493Gyalisson AdaoWPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Champ.76KGR12019
20627Kenji SetteWPointsGerman Nat.94KGF2019
20658Lucas SilvaWPts: 2x2, AdvGrand Slam MSK69KG4F2019
20783Alexander SalisburyWTerra footlockBritish National100KGF2019
21302Bruno OliveiraWRNCLas Vegas Open76KGR12019
21306Rene ArangoWPts: 5x2Las Vegas Open76KG4F2019
21307Kevin MahechaKevin MahechaWPts: 4x2Las Vegas Open76KGSF2019
21414Tyson AntillomWN/ADallas SMO76KGSF2019
21839Nicholas NormanWChoke from backSal Lake Open76KGF2019
21902Marcus PhelanMarcus PhelanWPts: 4x0London Fall Open76KG4F2019
21903Jonothan MaflinWPointsLondon Fall Open76KGSF2019
21923David GarmoDavid GarmoWReferee DecisionLondon Fall NGO79KGF2019
21986Vibhudatta RoutWPointsRome Fall Open76KG4F2019
21988Ali MonfaradiAli MonfaradiWPointsRome Fall Open76KGSF2019
21990Leon LarmanLeon LarmanWPointsRome Fall Open76KGF2019
23143Tyler ScalisiWTerra footlockNew Orleans NGO79KGF2020
23285Piter FrankWPointsPortland Open76KGSF2020
23491Fernando CabreraWPointsHouston WO76KGSF2020
23777Orlando CastilloWRNCAustin NGOABSSF2020
23790Kevin MelendezWKatagatameOklahoma Open76KGSF2020
24080Jose TorresWPts: 2x0Foley Open100KGSF2020
24081Kevin PaulWPts: 6x0Foley Open100KGF2020
24185Wellington DiasWellington DiasWArmbarHouston Open76KGSF2020
24254Samir ChantreSamir ChantreWPts: 2x2, AdvNo Gi Pan Am.73KG4F2020
24256Joshua BacallaoWReferee DecisionNo Gi Pan Am.73KGSF2020
24382Robert DunnWChoke from backAmerican NatsABS8F2020
25743Tyler ScalisiWPointsN.Orleans Open76KG4F2021
25988Brandon WilkinsonWTriangleMemphis NGO91KGSF2021
25989Jurgens JansenWPts: 9x2Memphis NGO91KGF2021
26310Daniel AquinoWPointsBoise Open76KGSF2021
26311Fernando SoaresWPointsBoise Open76KGF2021
26385Haidar AbbasWPointsAmerican Nats76KG4F2021
26390Italo LinsItalo LinsWPts: 2x2, AdvAmerican Nats76KGSF2021
26391Daniel DinizWPts: 8x6American Nats76KGF2021
26582Roger KremerWMounted X chokeChicago Open76KGSF2021

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