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Alexandre Molinaro

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Submission Back Attacks Instructional by John Danaher

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
Katagatame
6
1
#fad11b
Armbar
6
1
#f58822
Triangle
6
1
#224aba
Mounted X choke
6
1
#ff9124
Botinha
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
Triangle
8
2
#5AD3D1
RNC
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
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
13563Francisco IturraldeFrancisco IturraldeLRNCSeattle Open76KGSF2017
13749Otavio SousaOtavio SousaLChoke from backSan Diego Pro82KG4F2017
13986Frederico AugustoLReferee DecisionNo Gi Pan Am.73KG4F2017
14171Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoLPointsMiami Fall Open76KGF2017
14251Francisco IturraldeFrancisco IturraldeLKneebarLong Beach Open76KGSF2017
14972Johnny TamaJohnny TamaLAdvLos Angeles Open76KGSF2018
15007Frederico AugustoLPointsAtlanta W. Open76KG4F2018
15166Gianni GrippoGianni GrippoLChoke from backContinental Pro77KGRR2018
15246Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoLPointsSan Francisco Open76KGF2018
15355JT TorresJT TorresLChoke from backPan American76KG8F2018
15551Gianni GrippoGianni GrippoLPointsChicago Sp. Open76KGF2018
15746Mahamed AlyMahamed AlyLChoke from backWashington SPOABSSF2018
16334Piter FrankLReferee DecisionACB North AmericaABS8F2018
16419Isaque PaivaIsaque PaivaLChoke from backWorld Champ.70KGR12018
16679Horlando MonteiroHorlando MonteiroLTriangleAmerican Nat.ABSSF2018
16813Jamil Hill-TaylorJamil Hill-TaylorLSubmissionNY BJJ Pro70KGSF2018
17216Gianni GrippoGianni GrippoLPts: 10x0Las Vegas Open76KGSF2018
17244Gianni GrippoGianni GrippoLPointsLV NG Open73KGF2018
17880Italo LinsItalo LinsLPointsLondon Fall Open76KGSF2018
17916Ilke BulutIlke BulutLPts: 10x0Geneva Open82KGF2018
18736Diego RamalhoDiego RamalhoLPts: 2x0Grand Slam AD77KG4F2019
18828Lucas LepriLucas LepriLChoke from backEuropean Open76KGSF2019
18958Diego SilvaLPts: 8x8, AdvMexico Nat. Pro94KGR12019
19149Roberto AbreuRoberto AbreuLChokeMiami W. OpenABSF2019
19253Francisco IturraldeFrancisco IturraldeLBow and arrowPortland Open76KGF2019
19510Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoLPts: 8x6Pan American76KG4F2019
19997M. AbdulkadirovLPointsWorld Pro77KGR12019
20174Arthur DetanicoArthur DetanicoLStraigh ankle lockBrasileiro76KGR22019
20678Thiago MacedoThiago MacedoLChoke from backGrand Slam MSK69KGSF2019
21136Levi JonesLevi JonesLChoke from backGrand Slam TYO77KG4F2019
21140Max LindbladMax LindbladLChoke from backGrand Slam TYO77KGRPC2019
21438Gilson NunesGilson NunesLTriangleDallas SMO76KGF2019
21929L. LarmanLDQLondon Fall Open76KGF2019
22837Natan ChuengNatan ChuengLPts: 2x1Grand Slam AD77KGR12020
23284Andre GoisAndre GoisLArmbarMiami WO82KGSF2020
23324Paulo GabrielPaulo GabrielLChoke from backPortland Open76KGF2020
23397Gabriel FerreiraLPointsKansas Open76KG4F2020
23530Lucas ValenteLucas ValenteLBotinhaHouston WO76KGF2020
23802Johnatha AlvesJohnatha AlvesLChoke from backAustin Open76KGF2020
23816Pedro RochaPedro RochaLPts: 2x0Austin NGOABSF2020
23995Johnatha AlvesJohnatha AlvesLChoke from backPan American76KG8F2020
24225Pablo LavaselliPablo LavaselliLReferee DecisionHouston Open76KGF2020
24426Guilherme CordiviolaGuilherme CordiviolaLArm in EzekielAmerican NatsABS4F2020
24466Rida HaisamRida HaisamLRNCAmerican NGNABS4F2020
25796Kieran KichukKieran KichukLChoke from backN.Orleans Open76KGSF2021
26024Jamil Hill-TaylorJamil Hill-TaylorLPts: 8x0Memphis Open76KGF2021
26638Igor FelizIgor FelizLPts: 7x2Chicago Open76KGF2021
13512Juan GalarzaWPts: 4x0Boston SM. Open76KG4F2017
13513Renan BorgesWPts: 2x0Boston SM. Open76KGSF2017
13562Robert WolfeWPts: 2x0Seattle Open76KGSF2017
13600Bricklin WelshWPts: 4x2Chicago SMO76KGSF2017
13601Jeffrey CummingsWPts: 2x0Chicago SMO76KGF2017
13688Louis ArmezzaniWPts: 4x0Washington Open94KGSF2017
13742Piter FrankWPointsSan Diego Pro82KGR12017
13941Issa AbleWPts: 2x0Atlanta SM Open76KGSF2017
13942Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoWPts: 2x0Atlanta SM Open76KGF2017
13985Bricklin WelchWPts: 11x0No Gi Pan Am.73KG4F2017
14167Michael PepioWPointsMiami Fall Open76KG4F2017
14170Breno BittencourtBreno BittencourtWPointsMiami Fall Open76KGSF2017
14250Scott ThomasWAdvLong Beach Open76KG4F2017
14502James GuytonWPts: 4x0San Antonio Open76KGRR2017
14503Kevin MahechaKevin MahechaWPts: 2x0San Antonio Open76KGF2017
14969Gustavo EpeeWPts: 2x0Los Angeles Open76KG4F2018
15105Servando AlmarazWPointsHouston Open76KGSF2018
15165Athos MirandaWPts: 2x0Continental Pro77KGRR2018
15245Rodrigo FreitasRodrigo FreitasWPointsSan Francisco Open76KGSF2018
15548Danilo SilvaWPointsChicago Sp. Open76KG4F2018
15550Khristofer SantosWPointsChicago Sp. Open76KGSF2018
15742Kristopher SantosWPts: 4x0Washington SPOABS4F2018
15857Cesar CasamajoWPointsBoston Sp. Open76KG4F2018
15860Kevin MahechaKevin MahechaWPointsBoston Sp. Open76KGSF2018
15861Rodrigo FreitasRodrigo FreitasWPointsBoston Sp. Open76KGF2018
15941Nicolas RenierWPts: 9x0NY Spring Open73KGSF2018
15942Daniel DavisWPts: 2x0NY Spring Open73KGF2018
16312Kim TerraKim TerraWDQACB North America75KGR12018
16315James NivalWPts: 5x0ACB North America75KG4F2018
16676Tanner NicholasWReferee DecisionAmerican Nat.ABS4F2018
16812Felipe DesouzaWPointsNY BJJ Pro70KG4F2018
16989Michael PepioWPointsOrlando Open76KGSF2018
16991Jeffrey CummingsWPointsOrlando Open76KGF2018
17147Danilo LopesWPointsChicago SM Open76KGSF2018
17210Bryan ChristopherWPointsLas Vegas Open76KGR12018
17213Kevin MahechaKevin MahechaWPointsLas Vegas Open76KG4F2018
17240Joshua BacallaoWPts: 2x0LV NG Open73KG4F2018
17243Marcus WilsonWPointsLV NG Open73KGSF2018
17266Murat BesnetWBotinhaAsian Open76KGR12018
17267Kazuke WatanabeWPts: 8x6Asian Open76KG4F2018
17268Moribe ShinsukeWPointsAsian Open76KGSF2018
17269Shinji MoritoWPointsAsian Open76KGF2018
17281Gabe SagmanWChoke from backToronto Open76KGF2018
17290Juliano RochaWChoke from backFlorence Open76KGSF2018
17291Rodrigo ReisWPts: 4x2Florence OpenABSSF2018
17292John LennonWPts: 9x0Florence OpenABSF2018
17293Juliano RochaWPts: 5x0Florence NGOABSF2018
17294Ayub MugamedovWChoke from backAmsterdam Open76KGSF2018
17305Oter CastanoWPts: 18x0Colombia Pro77KGF2018
17878Ali MonfaradiAli MonfaradiWPointsLondon Fall Open76KG4F2018
17889Juliano RochaWPointsLondon Fall NGO79KGSF2018
17891Ali MonfaradiAli MonfaradiWPointsLondon Fall NGO79KGF2018
17915Kenji SetteWPointsGeneva Open82KGSF2018
18289Djalma SantanaWPointsSouth American76KG4F2018
18290Joao RibeiroWPointsSouth American76KGSF2018
18291Vitor MatosWPointsSouth American76KGF2018
18733Cesar MiyahiraWPts: 2x0Grand Slam AD77KGR12019
18823Masahiro IwasakiMasahiro IwasakiWReferee DecisionEuropean Open76KG4F2019
18904Alberto SerranoWRNCUS National Pro77KGSF2019
18906Ricky SemigliaWPts: 2x0US National Pro77KGF2019
19148Luis ArboledaWPointsMiami W. OpenABSSF2019
19251Thiago LemosWPointsPortland Open76KGSF2019
19431Adria PérezWPointsBudapest Open76KGSF2019
19433Sebastian BroscheSebastian BroscheWPts: 0x0, AdvBudapest Open76KGF2019
19441Joseph BreslinWChoke from backPoznan Open76KGF2019
19505Kevin MahechaKevin MahechaWPts: 6x4Pan American76KG8F2019
20510Gyalisson AdaoWPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Champ.76KGR12019
20644Kenji SetteWPointsGerman Nat.94KGF2019
20675Lucas SilvaWPts: 2x2, AdvGrand Slam MSK69KG4F2019
20800Alexander SalisburyWTerra footlockBritish National100KGF2019
21325Bruno OliveiraWRNCLas Vegas Open76KGR12019
21329Rene ArangoWPts: 5x2Las Vegas Open76KG4F2019
21330Kevin MahechaKevin MahechaWPts: 4x2Las Vegas Open76KGSF2019
21437Tyson AntillomWN/ADallas SMO76KGSF2019
21862Nicholas NormanWChoke from backSal Lake Open76KGF2019
21925Marcus PhelanMarcus PhelanWPts: 4x0London Fall Open76KG4F2019
21926Jonothan MaflinWPointsLondon Fall Open76KGSF2019
21946David GarmoDavid GarmoWReferee DecisionLondon Fall NGO79KGF2019
22011Vibhudatta RoutWPointsRome Fall Open76KG4F2019
22013Ali MonfaradiAli MonfaradiWPointsRome Fall Open76KGSF2019
22015Leon LarmanLeon LarmanWPointsRome Fall Open76KGF2019
23169Tyler ScalisiWTerra footlockNew Orleans NGO79KGF2020
23323Piter FrankWPointsPortland Open76KGSF2020
23529Fernando CabreraWPointsHouston WO76KGSF2020
23815Orlando CastilloWRNCAustin NGOABSSF2020
23829Kevin MelendezWKatagatameOklahoma Open76KGSF2020
24119Jose TorresWPts: 2x0Foley Open100KGSF2020
24120Kevin PaulWPts: 6x0Foley Open100KGF2020
24224Wellington DiasWellington DiasWArmbarHouston Open76KGSF2020
24293Samir ChantreSamir ChantreWPts: 2x2, AdvNo Gi Pan Am.73KG4F2020
24295Joshua BacallaoWReferee DecisionNo Gi Pan Am.73KGSF2020
24424Robert DunnWChoke from backAmerican NatsABS8F2020
25795Tyler ScalisiWPointsN.Orleans Open76KG4F2021
26040Brandon WilkinsonWTriangleMemphis NGO91KGSF2021
26041Jurgens JansenWPts: 9x2Memphis NGO91KGF2021
26365Daniel AquinoWPointsBoise Open76KGSF2021
26366Fernando SoaresWPointsBoise Open76KGF2021
26440Haidar AbbasWPointsAmerican Nats76KG4F2021
26445Italo LinsItalo LinsWPts: 2x2, AdvAmerican Nats76KGSF2021
26446Daniel DinizWPts: 8x6American Nats76KGF2021
26637Roger KremerWMounted X chokeChicago Open76KGSF2021

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