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Alexandre Vieira

Alexandre Vieira

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Alexandre Vieira is a Brazilian jiu jitsu black belt under Murilo Bustamante, having also worked extensively with Master Paulo Maurício Strauch while being also one of the top representatives of the BTT academy in the sport’s international circuit. A well accomplished competitor, Vieira is also known for his unique style of grappling which earned him strong praise by media outlets such as the BJJ Scout and FloGrappling, particularly after his world famous loop choke over Tomoshige Sera at the UAEJJF Abu Dhabi Grand Slam Tour in Tokyo (2017).

Alexandre Vieira Jiu Jitsu

Full Name: Alexandre de Souza Vieira

Nickname: N/A

Lineage: Mitsuyo Maeda > Carlos Gracie Carlson Gracie > Murilo Bustamante > Alexandre Vieira

Main Achievements:

  • UAEJJF Grand Slam Rio de Janeiro No-Gi Champion (2016)
  • IBJJF Rio Fall Int. Open 2nd Place (2015)
  • ADCC SP Trials 2nd Place (2015)
  • ADCC RJ Trials 3rd Place (2015)
  • ACB JJ World No-Gi Championship 3rd Place (2017)
  • CBJJ Brasileiro No-Gi Championship 3rd Place (2016)
  • UAEJJF Grand Slam Tokyo Championship 3rd Place (2017)

Main Achievements (Colored Belts):

  • IBJJF No-Gi World Champion(2014 brown)
  • CBJJ Brasileiro No-Gi Champion (2013 brown)
  • IBJJF Rio International Open Champion (2013**/2012 brown)
  • CBJJ Brasileiro Championship 3rd Place (2014 brown)

* Absolute
** Weight and absolute

Favorite Position/Technique: Crucifix Position / Loop Choke

Weight Division: Peso Pena (70,00 kg / 154.5 lbs)

Team/Association: BTT

Alexandre Vieira Biography

Alexandre Vieira was born on April 12, 1990 in Rio de Janeiro – growing up in the world famous Zona Sul, Copacabana district – where he picked up an interest in martial arts.

The kicking art of capoeira was Alexandre Vieira’s first experience with a combat style, one he practiced regularly from the age of 5 to 15. Although he had many coaches along the way, none was more important than Master Rodrigo Escorpião, the man who taught Vieira not only technique but also the rich history of this martial art.

As a 7 year old Vieira was approached by Carlson Gracie jiu jitsu black belt Marcelo Saporito after a capoeira class. The well known BJJ instructor saw great talent in the young Alexandre and invited him to take part in his kids program under a scholarship, thus initiating Vieira in grappling.

Vieira’s time with Saporito was short lived, as a yellow belt he moved to Flávio Nobre’s “Bushidô Academy”, an affiliate school of the illustrious Paulo Maurício Strauch. When Bushidô closed its doors a few years later Vieira moved to Strauch’s headquarters, Alexandre was a teenager then.

As a 15 year old Alexandre Vieira added kickboxing to his weekly routine, combining it with BJJ. He competed in the ring under full contact rules and earned his black belt in this striking style a few years later. Although Vieira did not aspire to become a mixed martial artist when he started, given his grappling and striking experience MMA ended up crossing paths with the young Brazilian.

Alexandre’s cage fighting debut occurred in 2012 with the WOCS MMA promotion, having had no real preparation for the cage prior to the bout Vieira managed to make quick work of his opponent. On the corner of his challenger was veteran MMA fighter Alexandre Pimentel, who ended up befriending Vieira after the fight.

Alexandre Pimentel (AKA Pulga) saw a potential training partner in Alexandre and asked him to visit the Brazilian Top Team (BTT) HQ, to help him prepare for a match. After working with BTT and meeting team leader Murilo Bustamante it made sense for Vieira to prepare for a possible career in MMA there, and for that reason he dropped Academia Strauch to join BTT – he was a brown belt at the time.

On December 17, 2014 Vieira earned his black belt from Murilo Bustamante. He would later reconsider his plans of becoming a professional cage fighter to dedicate himself full time to grappling.

Cover photo by Carlos Arthur Junior.

Alexandre Vieira Grappling Record

38 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    0 (0%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    0 (0%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    37 (97%)
  • BY DECISION
    1 (3%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

37 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
RNC
35
13
#86e620
Choke
27
10
#5AD3D1
Crucifix choke
19
7
#d1212a
Loop choke
5
2
#fad11b
Submission
5
2
#f58822
Collar choke
3
1
#224aba
Crussifix choke
3
1
#ff9124
Triangle
3
1
37
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
24 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    9 (38%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    4 (17%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    9 (38%)
  • BY DECISION
    1 (4%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

9 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
Armbar
33
3
#86e620
RNC
22
2
#5AD3D1
Choke from back
11
1
#d1212a
Cross face
11
1
#fad11b
Submission
11
1
#f58822
Toe hold
11
1
9
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Alexandre Vieira Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
6877Kim TerraKim TerraLPts: 7x4Rio Fall Open70KGF2015
6923Fernando CarsadaleLPts: 2x0ADCC RJ66KGSF2015
7003Gabriel MarangoniGabriel MarangoniLPts: 3x0ADCC SP66KGF2015
7909Geo MartinezGeo MartinezLArmbarADCC66KGR12015
10756Isaque PaivaIsaque PaivaLRNCBrasileiro NoGi67KG4F2016
10956Rafael MansurRafael MansurLAdvGrand Slam RJ69KG4F2016
11449Rubens CharlesRubens CharlesLChoke from backEuropean Open70KG4F2017
12015Victor GenovesiVictor GenovesiLArmbarPan American70KG4F2017
12162Erberth SantosErberth SantosLCross faceRio F. NG OpenABSSF2017
13235Shiraki DaisukeLRNCGrand Slam Tokyo69KGSF2017
13639Thiago MacedoThiago MacedoLPts: 4x0Grand Slam LA69KG4F2017
13645Vitor MoraesLPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam LA69KG3RD2017
14414Pablo MantovaniPablo MantovaniLPts: 15x0ACB JJ Worlds65KGSF2017
14588Joao BoscoLSubmissionGrand Slam AD69KGR12018
14745Rodrigo DiasLPts: 0x0, AdvGuarapari Nat. Pro69KGF2018
14747Rodrigo DiasLInjuryGuarapari Nat. ProABSF2018
15212Victor MoraesLPts: 5x2Grand Slam LDN69KGSF2018
15216Max CamposLPts: 6x0Grand Slam LDN69KGRPC2018
15649Matheus GonzagaMatheus GonzagaLPts: 7x0NY Spring Open70KG4F2018
15992Dante LeonDante LeonLPts: 7x0Dallas Spring OpenABS4F2018
16113Cleber SousaCleber SousaLToe holdWorld Champ.64KGR12018
16855Endres BarbosaEndres BarbosaLReferee DecisionJoao Pessoa ProABSSF2018
17076Alex SodreAlex SodreLArmbarSao Paulo Open70KG4F2018
18106Gilson NunesGilson NunesLPts: 0x0, AdvNoGi Worlds67KGR22018
6876Johnny CrispimWChokeRio Fall Open70KGSF2015
6894Thomas LisboaThomas LisboaWCrucifix chokeRio Fall NoGi67KGSF2015
6895Rodrigo SocorroWCrucifix chokeRio Fall NoGi67KGF2015
6920Pedro NejaimeWRNCADCC RJ66KGR22015
6921De AssisWRNCADCC RJ66KGR32015
6922Victor DiasWRNCADCC RJ66KG4F2015
6926Bruno CelioWRNCADCC RJ66KG3RD2015
6998Thomas LisboaThomas LisboaWCrucifix chokeADCC SP66KGR22015
6999R. CardosoWRNCADCC SP66KG4F2015
7002Antonio GuimaraesWRNCADCC SP66KGSF2015
10755Julio RufinoWRNCBrasileiro NoGi67KGR12016
10951Pedro NetoWCollar chokeGrand Slam RJ69KGR22016
11026Geovan CarmoWRNCG.S. Rio NoGi66KGF2016
11444Tuomas TamilehtoWChokeEuropean Open70KG8F2017
12004Nielton SoaresWCrucifix chokePan American70KGR12017
12011Bruno FrazattoBruno FrazattoWCrucifix chokePan American70KG8F2017
12160UnknownWCrucifix chokeRio F. NG OpenABSR12017
12161UnknownWRNCRio F. NG OpenABS4F2017
13233Tomoshige SeraWRNCGrand Slam Tokyo69KG4F2017
13237Ricardo YagiWLoop chokeGrand Slam Tokyo69KGRR2017
13238Tomoshige SeraWLoop chokeGrand Slam Tokyo69KG3RD2017
13635Gabriel RevoredoWChokeGrand Slam LA69KGR12017
13643Brandon WalenskyBrandon WalenskyWCrucifix chokeGrand Slam LA69KGRR2017
14412Kim TerraKim TerraWRNCACB JJ Worlds65KG4F2017
14416Asadulaev AgateWRNCACB JJ Worlds65KG3RD2017
14743Helder CampozWChokeGuarapari Nat. Pro69KG4F2018
14744Raphael CadenaWChokeGuarapari Nat. Pro69KGSF2018
14746Jorge NakamuraWChokeGuarapari Nat. ProABSSF2018
15002Helder CampozWChokeSA Continental Pro69KG4F2018
15003Rodrigo C.WChokeSA Continental Pro69KGSF2018
15004Jonathans VeigaWChokeSA Continental Pro69KGF2018
15209Igor TerrecoWCrussifix chokeGrand Slam LDN69KG4F2018
16851Henrique GomesWSubmissionJoao Pessoa Pro69KGRR2018
16852Henrique GomesWSubmissionJoao Pessoa Pro69KGF2018
16854Esdras JuniorWChokeJoao Pessoa ProABS4F2018
17275Elifrank NascimentoWRNCBrasileiro NoGi67KG4F2018
17276Marcio NascimentoWTriangleBrasileiro NoGi67KGSF2018
17277Tiago BarrosTiago BarrosWReferee DecisionBrasileiro NoGi67KGF2018

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