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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

92 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    68 (74%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    5 (5%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    14 (15%)
  • BY DECISION
    4 (4%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    1 (1%)

14 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Choke from back
43
6
#86e620
RNC
21
3
#5AD3D1
Terra footlock
14
2
#d1212a
Botinha
7
1
#fad11b
Katagatame
7
1
#f58822
Armbar
7
1
14
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
46 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    16 (35%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    2 (4%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    24 (52%)
  • BY DECISION
    3 (7%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    1 (2%)

24 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
Choke from back
50
12
#86e620
RNC
8
2
#5AD3D1
Triangle
8
2
#d1212a
Kneebar
4
1
#fad11b
Submission
4
1
#f58822
Choke
4
1
#224aba
Bow and arrow
4
1
#ff9124
Straigh ankle lock
4
1
#bf1f6c
Armbar
4
1
#22c9a5
Botinha
4
1
#fad223
Arm in Ezekiel
4
1
24
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Alexandre Molinaro Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
13498Rafael BarbosaRafael BarbosaLPointsBJJ Tour76KGN/A2017
13508Gianni GrippoGianni GrippoLN/ABoston SM. Open76KGF2017
13554Francisco IturraldeFrancisco IturraldeLRNCSeattle Open76KGSF2017
13740Otavio SousaOtavio SousaLChoke from backSan Diego Pro82KG4F2017
13977Frederico AugustoLReferee DecisionNo Gi Pan Am.73KG4F2017
14162Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoLPointsMiami Fall Open76KGF2017
14242Francisco IturraldeFrancisco IturraldeLKneebarLong Beach Open76KGSF2017
14958Johnny TamaJohnny TamaLAdvLos Angeles Open76KGSF2018
14993Frederico AugustoLPointsAtlanta W. Open76KG4F2018
15152Gianni GrippoGianni GrippoLChoke from backContinental Pro77KGRR2018
15232Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoLPointsSan Francisco Open76KGF2018
15341JT TorresJT TorresLChoke from backPan American76KG8F2018
15537Gianni GrippoGianni GrippoLPointsChicago Sp. Open76KGF2018
15732Mahamed AlyMahamed AlyLChoke from backWashington SPOABSSF2018
16320Piter FrankLReferee DecisionACB North AmericaABS8F2018
16405Isaque PaivaIsaque PaivaLChoke from backWorld Champ.70KGR12018
16665Horlando MonteiroHorlando MonteiroLTriangleAmerican Nat.ABSSF2018
16799Jamil Hill-TaylorJamil Hill-TaylorLSubmissionNY BJJ Pro70KGSF2018
17202Gianni GrippoGianni GrippoLPts: 10x0Las Vegas Open76KGSF2018
17230Gianni GrippoGianni GrippoLPointsLV NG Open73KGF2018
17863Italo LinsItalo LinsLPointsLondon Fall Open76KGSF2018
17899Ilke BulutIlke BulutLPts: 10x0Geneva Open82KGF2018
18715Diego RamalhoDiego RamalhoLPts: 2x0Grand Slam AD77KG4F2019
18807Lucas LepriLucas LepriLChoke from backEuropean Open76KGSF2019
18935Diego SilvaLPts: 8x8, AdvMexico Nat. Pro94KGR12019
19122Roberto AbreuRoberto AbreuLChokeMiami W. OpenABSF2019
19226Francisco IturraldeFrancisco IturraldeLBow and arrowPortland Open76KGF2019
19480Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoLPts: 8x6Pan American76KG4F2019
19965M. AbdulkadirovLPointsWorld Pro77KGR12019
20141Arthur DetanicoArthur DetanicoLStraigh ankle lockBrasileiro76KGR22019
20644Thiago MacedoThiago MacedoLChoke from backGrand Slam MSK69KGSF2019
21102Levi JonesLevi JonesLChoke from backGrand Slam TYO77KG4F2019
21106Max LindbladMax LindbladLChoke from backGrand Slam TYO77KGRPC2019
21398Gilson NunesGilson NunesLTriangleDallas SMO76KGF2019
21888L. LarmanLDQLondon Fall Open76KGF2019
22790Natan ChuengNatan ChuengLPts: 2x1Grand Slam AD77KGR12020
23223Andre GoisAndre GoisLArmbarMiami WO82KGSF2020
23263Paulo GabrielPaulo GabrielLChoke from backPortland Open76KGF2020
23335Gabriel FerreiraLPointsKansas Open76KG4F2020
23466Lucas ValenteLucas ValenteLBotinhaHouston WO76KGF2020
23737Johnatha AlvesJohnatha AlvesLChoke from backAustin Open76KGF2020
23751Pedro RochaPedro RochaLPts: 2x0Austin NGOABSF2020
23928Johnatha AlvesJohnatha AlvesLChoke from backPan American76KG8F2020
24156Pablo LavaselliPablo LavaselliLReferee DecisionHouston Open76KGF2020
24354Guilherme CordiviolaGuilherme CordiviolaLArm in EzekielAmerican NatsABS4F2020
24394Rida HaisamRida HaisamLRNCAmerican NGNABS4F2020
13505Juan GalarzaWPts: 4x0Boston SM. Open76KG4F2017
13506Renan BorgesWPts: 2x0Boston SM. Open76KGSF2017
13553Robert WolfeWPts: 2x0Seattle Open76KGSF2017
13591Bricklin WelshWPts: 4x2Chicago SMO76KGSF2017
13592Jeffrey CummingsWPts: 2x0Chicago SMO76KGF2017
13679Louis ArmezzaniWPts: 4x0Washington Open94KGSF2017
13733Piter FrankWPointsSan Diego Pro82KGR12017
13932Issa AbleWPts: 2x0Atlanta SM Open76KGSF2017
13933Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoWPts: 2x0Atlanta SM Open76KGF2017
13976Bricklin WelchWPts: 11x0No Gi Pan Am.73KG4F2017
14158Michael PepioWPointsMiami Fall Open76KG4F2017
14161Breno BittencourtBreno BittencourtWPointsMiami Fall Open76KGSF2017
14241Scott ThomasWAdvLong Beach Open76KG4F2017
14493James GuytonWPts: 4x0San Antonio Open76KGRR2017
14494Kevin MahechaKevin MahechaWPts: 2x0San Antonio Open76KGF2017
14955Gustavo EpeeWPts: 2x0Los Angeles Open76KG4F2018
15091Servando AlmarazWPointsHouston Open76KGSF2018
15151Athos MirandaWPts: 2x0Continental Pro77KGRR2018
15231Rodrigo FreitasRodrigo FreitasWPointsSan Francisco Open76KGSF2018
15534Danilo SilvaWPointsChicago Sp. Open76KG4F2018
15536Khristofer SantosWPointsChicago Sp. Open76KGSF2018
15728Kristopher SantosWPts: 4x0Washington SPOABS4F2018
15843Cesar CasamajoWPointsBoston Sp. Open76KG4F2018
15846Kevin MahechaKevin MahechaWPointsBoston Sp. Open76KGSF2018
15847Rodrigo FreitasRodrigo FreitasWPointsBoston Sp. Open76KGF2018
15927Nicolas RenierWPts: 9x0NY Spring Open73KGSF2018
15928Daniel DavisWPts: 2x0NY Spring Open73KGF2018
16298Kim TerraKim TerraWDQACB North America75KGR12018
16301James NivalWPts: 5x0ACB North America75KG4F2018
16662Tanner NicholasWReferee DecisionAmerican Nat.ABS4F2018
16798Felipe DesouzaWPointsNY BJJ Pro70KG4F2018
16975Michael PepioWPointsOrlando Open76KGSF2018
16977Jeffrey CummingsWPointsOrlando Open76KGF2018
17133Danilo LopesWPointsChicago SM Open76KGSF2018
17196Bryan ChristopherWPointsLas Vegas Open76KGR12018
17199Kevin MahechaKevin MahechaWPointsLas Vegas Open76KG4F2018
17226Joshua BacallaoWPts: 2x0LV NG Open73KG4F2018
17229Marcus WilsonWPointsLV NG Open73KGSF2018
17252Murat BesnetWBotinhaAsian Open76KGR12018
17253Kazuke WatanabeWPts: 8x6Asian Open76KG4F2018
17254Moribe ShinsukeWPointsAsian Open76KGSF2018
17255Shinji MoritoWPointsAsian Open76KGF2018
17267Gabe SagmanWChoke from backToronto Open76KGF2018
17276Juliano RochaWChoke from backFlorence Open76KGSF2018
17277Rodrigo ReisWPts: 4x2Florence OpenABSSF2018
17278John LennonWPts: 9x0Florence OpenABSF2018
17279Juliano RochaWPts: 5x0Florence NGOABSF2018
17280Ayub MugamedovWChoke from backAmsterdam Open76KGSF2018
17291Oter CastanoWPts: 18x0Colombia Pro77KGF2018
17861Ali MonfaradiAli MonfaradiWPointsLondon Fall Open76KG4F2018
17872Juliano RochaWPointsLondon Fall NGO79KGSF2018
17874Ali MonfaradiAli MonfaradiWPointsLondon Fall NGO79KGF2018
17898Kenji SetteWPointsGeneva Open82KGSF2018
18268Djalma SantanaWPointsSouth American76KG4F2018
18269Joao RibeiroWPointsSouth American76KGSF2018
18270Vitor MatosWPointsSouth American76KGF2018
18712Cesar MiyahiraWPts: 2x0Grand Slam AD77KGR12019
18802Masahiro IwasakiMasahiro IwasakiWReferee DecisionEuropean Open76KG4F2019
18883Alberto SerranoWRNCUS National Pro77KGSF2019
18885Ricky SemigliaWPts: 2x0US National Pro77KGF2019
19121Luis ArboledaWPointsMiami W. OpenABSSF2019
19224Thiago LemosWPointsPortland Open76KGSF2019
19401Adria PérezWPointsBudapest Open76KGSF2019
19403Sebastian BroscheSebastian BroscheWPts: 0x0, AdvBudapest Open76KGF2019
19411Joseph BreslinWChoke from backPoznan Open76KGF2019
19475Kevin MahechaKevin MahechaWPts: 6x4Pan American76KG8F2019
20476Gyalisson AdaoWPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Champ.76KGR12019
20610Kenji SetteWPointsGerman Nat.94KGF2019
20641Lucas SilvaWPts: 2x2, AdvGrand Slam MSK69KG4F2019
20766Alexander SalisburyWTerra footlockBritish National100KGF2019
21285Bruno OliveiraWRNCLas Vegas Open76KGR12019
21289Rene ArangoWPts: 5x2Las Vegas Open76KG4F2019
21290Kevin MahechaKevin MahechaWPts: 4x2Las Vegas Open76KGSF2019
21397Tyson AntillomWN/ADallas SMO76KGSF2019
21821Nicholas NormanWChoke from backSal Lake Open76KGF2019
21884Marcus PhelanMarcus PhelanWPts: 4x0London Fall Open76KG4F2019
21885Jonothan MaflinWPointsLondon Fall Open76KGSF2019
21905David GarmoDavid GarmoWReferee DecisionLondon Fall NGO79KGF2019
21969Vibhudatta RoutWPointsRome Fall Open76KG4F2019
21971Ali MonfaradiAli MonfaradiWPointsRome Fall Open76KGSF2019
21973Leon LarmanLeon LarmanWPointsRome Fall Open76KGF2019
23120Tyler ScalisiWTerra footlockNew Orleans NGO79KGF2020
23262Piter FrankWPointsPortland Open76KGSF2020
23465Fernando CabreraWPointsHouston WO76KGSF2020
23750Orlando CastilloWRNCAustin NGOABSSF2020
23763Kevin MelendezWKatagatameOklahoma Open76KGSF2020
24050Jose TorresWPts: 2x0Foley Open100KGSF2020
24051Kevin PaulWPts: 6x0Foley Open100KGF2020
24155Wellington DiasWellington DiasWArmbarHouston Open76KGSF2020
24224Samir ChantreSamir ChantreWPts: 2x2, AdvNo Gi Pan Am.73KG4F2020
24226Joshua BacallaoWReferee DecisionNo Gi Pan Am.73KGSF2020
24352Robert DunnWChoke from backAmerican NatsABS8F2020

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