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Alexandre Molinaro

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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: M. Maeda > C. Gracie > Carlson Gracie > Carlson Gracie Jr > André Vasconcelos > Alexandre Molinaro

Main Achievements:

  • 1st Place IBJJF South American Championship (2018)
  • 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 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 UAEJJF Colombia National Pro (2018)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF Miami Fall Open (2017)
  • 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

83 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    65 (78%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    4 (5%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    10 (12%)
  • BY DECISION
    3 (4%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    1 (1%)

10 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Choke from back
50
5
#86e620
RNC
20
2
#5AD3D1
Terra footlock
20
2
#d1212a
Botinha
10
1
10
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
38 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    15 (39%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    2 (5%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    18 (47%)
  • BY DECISION
    2 (5%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    1 (3%)

18 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
Choke from back
56
10
#86e620
Triangle
11
2
#5AD3D1
Submission
6
1
#d1212a
Choke
6
1
#fad11b
Bow and arrow
6
1
#f58822
Straigh ankle lock
6
1
#224aba
RNC
6
1
#ff9124
Kneebar
6
1
18
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Alexandre Molinaro Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
13464Rafael BarbosaRafael BarbosaLPointsBJJ Tour76KGN/A2017
13474Gianni GrippoGianni GrippoLN/ABoston SM. Open76KGF2017
13520Francisco IturraldeFrancisco IturraldeLRNCSeattle Open76KGSF2017
13706Otavio SousaOtavio SousaLChoke from backSan Diego Pro82KG4F2017
13941Frederico AugustoLReferee DecisionNo Gi Pan Am.73KG4F2017
14123Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoLPointsMiami Fall Open76KGF2017
14202Francisco IturraldeFrancisco IturraldeLKneebarLong Beach Open76KGSF2017
14916Johnny TamaJohnny TamaLAdvLos Angeles Open76KGSF2018
14951Frederico AugustoLPointsAtlanta W. Open76KG4F2018
15110Gianni GrippoGianni GrippoLChoke from backContinental Pro77KGRR2018
15191Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoLPointsSan Francisco Open76KGF2018
15300JT TorresJT TorresLChoke from backPan American76KG8F2018
15496Gianni GrippoGianni GrippoLPointsChicago Sp. Open76KGF2018
15691Mahamed AlyMahamed AlyLChoke from backWashington SPOABSSF2018
16276Piter FrankLReferee DecisionACB North AmericaABS8F2018
16361Isaque PaivaIsaque PaivaLChoke from backWorld Champ.70KGR12018
16621Horlando MonteiroHorlando MonteiroLTriangleAmerican Nat.ABSSF2018
16747Jamil Hill-TaylorJamil Hill-TaylorLSubmissionNY BJJ Pro70KGSF2018
17145Gianni GrippoGianni GrippoLPts: 10x0Las Vegas Open76KGSF2018
17173Gianni GrippoGianni GrippoLPointsLV NG Open73KGF2018
17796Italo LinsItalo LinsLPointsLondon Fall Open76KGSF2018
17832Ilke BulutIlke BulutLPts: 10x0Geneva Open82KGF2018
18639Diego RamalhoDiego RamalhoLPts: 2x0Grand Slam AD77KG4F2019
18731Lucas LepriLucas LepriLChoke from backEuropean Open76KGSF2019
18854Diego SilvaLPts: 8x8, AdvMexico Nat. Pro94KGR12019
19041Roberto AbreuRoberto AbreuLChokeMiami W. OpenABSF2019
19139Francisco IturraldeFrancisco IturraldeLBow and arrowPortland Open76KGF2019
19385Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoLPts: 8x6Pan American76KG4F2019
19867M. AbdulkadirovLPointsWorld Pro77KGR12019
20039Arthur DetanicoArthur DetanicoLStraigh ankle lockBrasileiro76KGR22019
20542Thiago MacedoThiago MacedoLChoke from backGrand Slam MSK69KGSF2019
20986Levi JonesLevi JonesLChoke from backGrand Slam TYO77KG4F2019
20990Max LindbladMax LindbladLChoke from backGrand Slam TYO77KGRPC2019
21274Gilson NunesGilson NunesLTriangleDallas SMO76KGF2019
21745L. LarmanLDQLondon Fall Open76KGF2019
22590Natan ChuengNatan ChuengLPts: 2x1Grand Slam AD77KGR12020
23032Paulo GabrielPaulo GabrielLChoke from backPortland Open76KGF2020
23099Gabriel FerreiraLPointsKansas Open76KG4F2020
13471Juan GalarzaWPts: 4x0Boston SM. Open76KG4F2017
13472Renan BorgesWPts: 2x0Boston SM. Open76KGSF2017
13519Robert WolfeWPts: 2x0Seattle Open76KGSF2017
13557Bricklin WelshWPts: 4x2Chicago SMO76KGSF2017
13558Jeffrey CummingsWPts: 2x0Chicago SMO76KGF2017
13645Louis ArmezzaniWPts: 4x0Washington Open94KGSF2017
13699Piter FrankWPointsSan Diego Pro82KGR12017
13898Issa AbleWPts: 2x0Atlanta SM Open76KGSF2017
13899Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoWPts: 2x0Atlanta SM Open76KGF2017
13940Bricklin WelchWPts: 11x0No Gi Pan Am.73KG4F2017
14120Michael PepioWPointsMiami Fall Open76KG4F2017
14122Breno BittencourtBreno BittencourtWPointsMiami Fall Open76KGSF2017
14201Scott ThomasWAdvLong Beach Open76KG4F2017
14453James GuytonWPts: 4x0San Antonio Open76KGRR2017
14454Kevin MahechaKevin MahechaWPts: 2x0San Antonio Open76KGF2017
14913Gustavo EpeeWPts: 2x0Los Angeles Open76KG4F2018
15049Servando AlmarazWPointsHouston Open76KGSF2018
15109Athos MirandaWPts: 2x0Continental Pro77KGRR2018
15190Rodrigo FreitasRodrigo FreitasWPointsSan Francisco Open76KGSF2018
15493Danilo SilvaWPointsChicago Sp. Open76KG4F2018
15495Khristofer SantosWPointsChicago Sp. Open76KGSF2018
15687Kristopher SantosWPts: 4x0Washington SPOABS4F2018
15802Cesar CasamajoWPointsBoston Sp. Open76KG4F2018
15805Kevin MahechaKevin MahechaWPointsBoston Sp. Open76KGSF2018
15806Rodrigo FreitasRodrigo FreitasWPointsBoston Sp. Open76KGF2018
15886Nicolas RenierWPts: 9x0NY Spring Open73KGSF2018
15887Daniel DavisWPts: 2x0NY Spring Open73KGF2018
16254Kim TerraKim TerraWDQACB North America75KGR12018
16257James NivalWPts: 5x0ACB North America75KG4F2018
16618Tanner NicholasWReferee DecisionAmerican Nat.ABS4F2018
16746Felipe DesouzaWPointsNY BJJ Pro70KG4F2018
16921Michael PepioWPointsOrlando Open76KGSF2018
16923Jeffrey CummingsWPointsOrlando Open76KGF2018
17076Danilo LopesWPointsChicago SM Open76KGSF2018
17139Bryan ChristopherWPointsLas Vegas Open76KGR12018
17142Kevin MahechaKevin MahechaWPointsLas Vegas Open76KG4F2018
17169Joshua BacallaoWPts: 2x0LV NG Open73KG4F2018
17172Marcus WilsonWPointsLV NG Open73KGSF2018
17195Murat BesnetWBotinhaAsian Open76KGR12018
17196Kazuke WatanabeWPts: 8x6Asian Open76KG4F2018
17197Moribe ShinsukeWPointsAsian Open76KGSF2018
17198Shinji MoritoWPointsAsian Open76KGF2018
17209Gabe SagmanWChoke from backToronto Open76KGF2018
17218Juliano RochaWChoke from backFlorence Open76KGSF2018
17219Rodrigo ReisWPts: 4x2Florence OpenABSSF2018
17220John LennonWPts: 9x0Florence OpenABSF2018
17221Juliano RochaWPts: 5x0Florence NGOABSF2018
17222Ayub MugamedovWChoke from backAmsterdam Open76KGSF2018
17233Oter CastanoWPts: 18x0Colombia Pro77KGF2018
17794Ali MonfaradiAli MonfaradiWPointsLondon Fall Open76KG4F2018
17805Juliano RochaWPointsLondon Fall NGO79KGSF2018
17807Ali MonfaradiAli MonfaradiWPointsLondon Fall NGO79KGF2018
17831Kenji SetteWPointsGeneva Open82KGSF2018
18201Djalma SantanaWPointsSouth American76KG4F2018
18202Joao RibeiroWPointsSouth American76KGSF2018
18203Vitor MatosWPointsSouth American76KGF2018
18636Cesar MiyahiraWPts: 2x0Grand Slam AD77KGR12019
18726Masahiro IwasakiMasahiro IwasakiWReferee DecisionEuropean Open76KG4F2019
18802Alberto SerranoWRNCUS National Pro77KGSF2019
18804Ricky SemigliaWPts: 2x0US National Pro77KGF2019
19040Luis ArboledaWPointsMiami W. OpenABSSF2019
19137Thiago LemosWPointsPortland Open76KGSF2019
19309Adria PérezWPointsBudapest Open76KGSF2019
19311Sebastian BroscheSebastian BroscheWPts: 0x0, AdvBudapest Open76KGF2019
19317Joseph BreslinWChoke from backPoznan Open76KGF2019
19380Kevin MahechaKevin MahechaWPts: 6x4Pan American76KG8F2019
20371Gyalisson AdaoWPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Champ.76KGR12019
20505Kenji SetteWPointsGerman Nat.94KGF2019
20539Lucas SilvaWPts: 2x2, AdvGrand Slam MSK69KG4F2019
20657Alexander SalisburyWTerra footlockBritish National100KGF2019
21160Bruno OliveiraWRNCLas Vegas Open76KGR12019
21164Rene ArangoWPts: 5x2Las Vegas Open76KG4F2019
21165Kevin MahechaKevin MahechaWPts: 4x2Las Vegas Open76KGSF2019
21273Tyson AntillomWN/ADallas SMO76KGSF2019
21680Nicholas NormanWChoke from backSal Lake Open76KGF2019
21741Marcus PhelanMarcus PhelanWPts: 4x0London Fall Open76KG4F2019
21742Jonothan MaflinWPointsLondon Fall Open76KGSF2019
21760David GarmoDavid GarmoWReferee DecisionLondon Fall NGO79KGF2019
21820Vibhudatta RoutWPointsRome Fall Open76KG4F2019
21822Ali MonfaradiAli MonfaradiWPointsRome Fall Open76KGSF2019
21824Leon LarmanLeon LarmanWPointsRome Fall Open76KGF2019
22902Tyler ScalisiWTerra footlockNew Orleans NGO79KGF2020
23031Piter FrankWPointsPortland Open76KGSF2020

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