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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

80 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    64 (80%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    4 (5%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    9 (11%)
  • BY DECISION
    2 (3%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    1 (1%)

9 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Choke from back
56
5
#86e620
RNC
22
2
#5AD3D1
Botinha
11
1
#d1212a
Terra footlock
11
1
9
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
34 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    13 (38%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    2 (6%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    17 (50%)
  • BY DECISION
    2 (6%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

17 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
Choke from back
53
9
#86e620
Triangle
12
2
#5AD3D1
Submission
12
2
#d1212a
Bow and arrow
6
1
#fad11b
Straigh ankle lock
6
1
#f58822
RNC
6
1
#224aba
Kneebar
6
1
17
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Alexandre Molinaro Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
13422Rafael BarbosaRafael BarbosaLPointsBJJ Tour76KGN/A2017
13432Gianni GrippoGianni GrippoLN/ABoston SM. Open76KGF2017
13478Francisco IturraldeFrancisco IturraldeLRNCSeattle Open76KGSF2017
13664Otavio SousaOtavio SousaLChoke from backSan Diego Pro82KG4F2017
13899Frederico AugustoLReferee DecisionNo Gi Pan Am.73KG4F2017
14081Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoLPointsMiami Fall Open76KGF2017
14160Francisco IturraldeFrancisco IturraldeLKneebarLong Beach Open76KGSF2017
14857Johnny TamaJohnny TamaLAdvLos Angeles Open76KGSF2018
14892Frederico AugustoLPointsAtlanta W. Open76KG4F2018
15051Gianni GrippoGianni GrippoLChoke from backContinental Pro77KGRR2018
15132Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoLPointsSan Francisco Open76KGF2018
15241JT TorresJT TorresLChoke from backPan American76KG8F2018
15426Gianni GrippoGianni GrippoLPointsChicago Sp. Open76KGF2018
15621Mahamed AlyMahamed AlyLChoke from backWashington SPOABSSF2018
16194Piter FrankLReferee DecisionACB North AmericaABS8F2018
16279Isaque PaivaIsaque PaivaLChoke from backWorld Champ.70KGR12018
16535Horlando MonteiroHorlando MonteiroLTriangleAmerican Nat.ABSSF2018
16661Jamil Hill-TaylorJamil Hill-TaylorLSubmissionNY BJJ Pro70KGSF2018
17055Gianni GrippoGianni GrippoLPts: 10x0Las Vegas Open76KGSF2018
17083Gianni GrippoGianni GrippoLPointsLV NG Open73KGF2018
17691Italo LinsItalo LinsLPointsLondon Fall Open76KGSF2018
17726Ilke BulutIlke BulutLPts: 10x0Geneva Open82KGF2018
18504Diego RamalhoDiego RamalhoLPts: 2x0Grand Slam AD77KG4F2019
18593Lucas LepriLucas LepriLChoke from backEuropean Open76KGSF2019
18709Diego SilvaLPts: 8x8, AdvMexico Nat. Pro94KGR12019
18896Roberto AbreuRoberto AbreuLSubmissionMiami W. OpenABSF2019
18993Francisco IturraldeFrancisco IturraldeLBow and arrowPortland Open76KGF2019
19228Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoLPts: 8x6Pan American76KG4F2019
19706M. AbdulkadirovLPointsWorld Pro77KGR12019
19873Arthur DetanicoArthur DetanicoLStraigh ankle lockBrasileiro76KGR22019
20368Thiago MacedoThiago MacedoLChoke from backGrand Slam MSK69KGSF2019
20803Levi JonesLevi JonesLChoke from backGrand Slam TYO77KG4F2019
20807Max LindbladMax LindbladLChoke from backGrand Slam TYO77KGRPC2019
21066Gilson NunesGilson NunesLTriangleDallas SMO76KGF2019
13429Juan GalarzaWPts: 4x0Boston SM. Open76KG4F2017
13430Renan BorgesWPts: 2x0Boston SM. Open76KGSF2017
13477Robert WolfeWPts: 2x0Seattle Open76KGSF2017
13515Bricklin WelshWPts: 4x2Chicago SMO76KGSF2017
13516Jeffrey CummingsWPts: 2x0Chicago SMO76KGF2017
13603Louis ArmezzaniWPts: 4x0Washington Open94KGSF2017
13657Piter FrankWPointsSan Diego Pro82KGR12017
13856Issa AbleWPts: 2x0Atlanta SM Open76KGSF2017
13857Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoWPts: 2x0Atlanta SM Open76KGF2017
13898Bricklin WelchWPts: 11x0No Gi Pan Am.73KG4F2017
14078Michael PepioWPointsMiami Fall Open76KG4F2017
14080Breno BittencourtBreno BittencourtWPointsMiami Fall Open76KGSF2017
14159Scott ThomasWAdvLong Beach Open76KG4F2017
14404James GuytonWPts: 4x0San Antonio Open76KGRR2017
14405Kevin MahechaKevin MahechaWPts: 2x0San Antonio Open76KGF2017
14854Gustavo EpeeWPts: 2x0Los Angeles Open76KG4F2018
14990Servando AlmarazWPointsHouston Open76KGSF2018
15050Athos MirandaWPts: 2x0Continental Pro77KGRR2018
15131Rodrigo FreitasRodrigo FreitasWPointsSan Francisco Open76KGSF2018
15423Danilo SilvaWPointsChicago Sp. Open76KG4F2018
15425Khristofer SantosWPointsChicago Sp. Open76KGSF2018
15617Kristopher SantosWPts: 4x0Washington SPOABS4F2018
15729Cesar CasamajoWPointsBoston Sp. Open76KG4F2018
15732Kevin MahechaKevin MahechaWPointsBoston Sp. Open76KGSF2018
15733Rodrigo FreitasRodrigo FreitasWPointsBoston Sp. Open76KGF2018
15813Nicolas RenierWPts: 9x0NY Spring Open73KGSF2018
15814Daniel DavisWPts: 2x0NY Spring Open73KGF2018
16172Kim TerraKim TerraWDQACB North America75KGR12018
16175James NivalWPts: 5x0ACB North America75KG4F2018
16532Tanner NicholasWReferee DecisionAmerican Nat.ABS4F2018
16660Felipe DesouzaWPointsNY BJJ Pro70KG4F2018
16835Michael PepioWPointsOrlando Open76KGSF2018
16837Jeffrey CummingsWPointsOrlando Open76KGF2018
16987Danilo LopesWPointsChicago SM Open76KGSF2018
17049Bryan ChristopherWPointsLas Vegas Open76KGR12018
17052Kevin MahechaKevin MahechaWPointsLas Vegas Open76KG4F2018
17079Joshua BacallaoWPts: 2x0LV NG Open73KG4F2018
17082Marcus WilsonWPointsLV NG Open73KGSF2018
17105Murat BesnetWBotinhaAsian Open76KGR12018
17106Kazuke WatanabeWPts: 8x6Asian Open76KG4F2018
17107Moribe ShinsukeWPointsAsian Open76KGSF2018
17108Shinji MoritoWPointsAsian Open76KGF2018
17119Gabe SagmanWChoke from backToronto Open76KGF2018
17122Juliano RochaWChoke from backFlorence Open76KGSF2018
17123Rodrigo ReisWPts: 4x2Florence OpenABSSF2018
17124John LennonWPts: 9x0Florence OpenABSF2018
17125Juliano RochaWPts: 5x0Florence NGOABSF2018
17126Ayub MugamedovWChoke from backAmsterdam Open76KGSF2018
17137Oter CastanoWPts: 18x0Colombia Pro77KGF2018
17689Ali MonfaradiAli MonfaradiWPointsLondon Fall Open76KG4F2018
17700Juliano RochaWPointsLondon Fall NGO79KGSF2018
17702Ali MonfaradiAli MonfaradiWPointsLondon Fall NGO79KGF2018
17725Kenji SetteWPointsGeneva Open82KGSF2018
18086Djalma SantanaWPointsSouth American76KG4F2018
18087Joao RibeiroWPointsSouth American76KGSF2018
18088Vitor MatosWPointsSouth American76KGF2018
18501Cesar MiyahiraWPts: 2x0Grand Slam AD77KGR12019
18588Masahiro IwasakiMasahiro IwasakiWReferee DecisionEuropean Open76KG4F2019
18657Alberto SerranoWRNCUS National Pro77KGSF2019
18659Ricky SemigliaWPts: 2x0US National Pro77KGF2019
18895Luis ArboledaWPointsMiami W. OpenABSSF2019
18991Thiago LemosWPointsPortland Open76KGSF2019
19158Adria PérezWPointsBudapest Open76KGSF2019
19160Sebastian BroscheSebastian BroscheWPts: 0x0, AdvBudapest Open76KGF2019
19166Joseph BreslinWChoke from backPoznan Open76KGF2019
19223Kevin MahechaKevin MahechaWPts: 6x4Pan American76KG8F2019
20198Gyalisson AdaoWPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Champ.76KGR12019
20331Kenji SetteWPointsGerman Nat.94KGF2019
20365Lucas SilvaWPts: 2x2, AdvGrand Slam MSK69KG4F2019
20483Alexander SalisburyWTerra footlockBritish National100KGF2019
20959Bruno OliveiraWRNCLas Vegas Open76KGR12019
20963Rene ArangoWPts: 5x2Las Vegas Open76KG4F2019
20964Kevin MahechaKevin MahechaWPts: 4x2Las Vegas Open76KGSF2019
21065Tyson AntillomWN/ADallas SMO76KGSF2019
21454Nicholas NormanWChoke from backSal Lake Open76KGF2019
21511Marcus PhelanWPointsLondon Fall Open76KG4F2019
21512Jonothan ThomasWPointsLondon Fall Open76KGSF2019
21556Vibhudatta RoutWPointsRome Open76KG4F2019
21557Ali MonfaradiAli MonfaradiWPointsRome Open76KGSF2019
21558Leon TaffaWPointsRome Open76KGF2019

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