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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:

  • 1st Place IBJJF Rio Open (2019)
  • 1st Place CBJJ Brazilian Nationals NoGi (2019)
  • 1st Place UAEJJF Grand Slam NoGi, RJ (2016)
  • 1st Place UAEJJF S.A. Continental Pro (2018)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF Rio Fall Open (2015)
  • 2nd Place ADCC SP Trials 2nd Place (2015)
  • 2nd Place ADCC RJ Trials 3rd Place (2015)
  • 3rd Place ACBJJ World Championship NoGi (2017)
  • 3rd Place CBJJ Brazilian Nationals NoGi (2016)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF Fortaleza Open (2019**)
  • 3rd Place UAEJJF Grand Slam, TYO (2017)

Main Achievements (Colored Belts):

  • 1st Place IBJJF No-Gi World Champion(2014 brown)
  • 1st Place CBJJ Brasileiro No-Gi Champion (2013 brown)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Rio International Open Champion (2013**/2012 brown)
  • 3rd Place CBJJ Brazilian Nationals (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.

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Alexandre Vieira Grappling Record

47 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    0 (0%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    0 (0%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    46 (98%)
  • BY DECISION
    1 (2%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

46 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
RNC
30
14
#86e620
Crucifix choke
26
12
#5AD3D1
Choke
22
10
#d1212a
Submission
9
4
#fad11b
Loop choke
7
3
#f58822
Collar choke
2
1
#224aba
Triangle
2
1
#ff9124
Katagatame
2
1
46
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
32 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    15 (47%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    4 (13%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    11 (34%)
  • BY DECISION
    1 (3%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

11 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
Armbar
27
3
#86e620
RNC
18
2
#5AD3D1
Choke from back
9
1
#d1212a
Cross face
9
1
#fad11b
Submission
9
1
#f58822
Toe hold
9
1
#224aba
No arm triangle
9
1
#ff9124
Triangle
9
1
11
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Alexandre Vieira Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
6930Kim TerraKim TerraLPts: 7x4Rio Fall Open70KGF2015
6976Fernando CarsadaleLPts: 2x0ADCC RJ66KGSF2015
7057Gabriel MarangoniGabriel MarangoniLPts: 3x0ADCC SP66KGF2015
7963Geo MartinezGeo MartinezLArmbarADCC66KGR12015
10835Isaque PaivaIsaque PaivaLRNCBrasileiro NoGi67KG4F2016
11035Rafael MansurRafael MansurLAdvGrand Slam RJ69KG4F2016
11557Rubens CharlesRubens CharlesLChoke from backEuropean Open70KG4F2017
12141Victor GenovesiVictor GenovesiLArmbarPan American70KG4F2017
12291Erberth SantosErberth SantosLCross faceRio F. NG OpenABSSF2017
13383Shiraki DaisukeLRNCGrand Slam TYO69KGSF2017
13794Thiago MacedoThiago MacedoLPts: 4x0Grand Slam LA69KG4F2017
13800Vitor MoraesLPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam LA69KG3RD2017
14609Pablo MantovaniPablo MantovaniLPts: 15x0ACB JJ Worlds65KGSF2017
14820Joao BoscoLSubmissionGrand Slam AD69KGR12018
14992Rodrigo FrancioniRodrigo FrancioniLPts: 0x0, AdvBR National Pro69KGF2018
14999Rodrigo DiasLInjuryBR National ProLWAF2018
15490Victor MoraesLPts: 5x2Grand Slam LDN69KGSF2018
15494Max CamposLPts: 6x0Grand Slam LDN69KGRPC2018
15960Matheus GonzagaMatheus GonzagaLPts: 7x0NY Spring Open70KG4F2018
16316Dante LeonDante LeonLPts: 7x0Dallas SPOABS4F2018
16439Cleber SousaCleber SousaLToe holdWorld Champ.64KGR12018
17220Endres BarbosaEndres BarbosaLReferee DecisionJoao Pessoa ProABSSF2018
17460Alex SodreAlex SodreLArmbarSao Paulo Open70KG4F2018
17925Francisco CuneoFrancisco CuneoLPointsCuritiba SPNGO73KGSF2018
18584Gilson NunesGilson NunesLPts: 0x0, AdvNoGi Worlds67KGR22018
20230Osmar TellesLPts: 2x0Brasileiro70KGR12019
20863Felipe AraujoLPointsFortaleza Open70KGSF2019
20874Jonas BrunoLN/AFortaleza OpenABSSF2019
21760Danilo MoreiraDanilo MoreiraLPts: 5x0Brasileiro NoGi67KG4F2019
21797Marcelo GomideMarcelo GomideLPointsBrasileiro NoGiABS4F2019
22062Lukete SilvaLukete SilvaLNo arm triangleBH Spring Open70KGSF2019
28703Josh CisnerosJosh CisnerosLTriangleAIGA World70KG4F2021
6929Johnny CrispimWChokeRio Fall Open70KGSF2015
6947Thomas LisboaThomas LisboaWCrucifix chokeRio Fall NoGi67KGSF2015
6948Rodrigo SocorroWCrucifix chokeRio Fall NoGi67KGF2015
6973Pedro NejaimeWRNCADCC RJ66KGR22015
6974De AssisWRNCADCC RJ66KGR32015
6975Victor DiasWRNCADCC RJ66KG4F2015
6979Bruno CelioWRNCADCC RJ66KG3RD2015
7052Thomas LisboaThomas LisboaWCrucifix chokeADCC SP66KGR22015
7053R. CardosoWRNCADCC SP66KG4F2015
7056Antonio GuimaraesWRNCADCC SP66KGSF2015
10834Julio RufinoWRNCBrasileiro NoGi67KGR12016
11030Pedro NetoWCollar chokeGrand Slam RJ69KGR22016
11105Geovan CarmoWRNCG.S. Rio NoGi66KGF2016
11552Tuomas TamilehtoWChokeEuropean Open70KG8F2017
12130Nielton SoaresWCrucifix chokePan American70KGR12017
12137Bruno FrazattoBruno FrazattoWCrucifix chokePan American70KG8F2017
12289UnknownWCrucifix chokeRio F. NG OpenABSR12017
12290UnknownWRNCRio F. NG OpenABS4F2017
13381Tomoshige SeraWRNCGrand Slam TYO69KG4F2017
13385Ricardo YagiWLoop chokeGrand Slam TYO69KGRR2017
13386Tomoshige SeraWLoop chokeGrand Slam TYO69KG3RD2017
13790Gabriel RevoredoWChokeGrand Slam LA69KGR12017
13798Brandon WalenskyBrandon WalenskyWCrucifix chokeGrand Slam LA69KGRR2017
14607Kim TerraKim TerraWRNCACB JJ Worlds65KG4F2017
14611Asadulaev AgateWRNCACB JJ Worlds65KG3RD2017
14988Helder CampozWChokeBR National Pro69KG4F2018
14990Raphael CadenaWChokeBR National Pro69KGSF2018
14998Jorge NakamuraWChokeBR National ProLWASF2018
15266Helder CampozWChokeSA Continental Pro69KG4F2018
15267Rodrigo C.WChokeSA Continental Pro69KGSF2018
15268Jonathans VeigaWChokeSA Continental Pro69KGF2018
15487Igor TerrecoWCrucifix chokeGrand Slam LDN69KG4F2018
17216Henrique GomesWSubmissionJoao Pessoa Pro69KGRR2018
17217Henrique GomesWSubmissionJoao Pessoa Pro69KGF2018
17219Esdras JuniorWChokeJoao Pessoa ProABS4F2018
17671Elifrank NascimentoWRNCBrasileiro NoGi67KG4F2018
17672Marcio NascimentoWTriangleBrasileiro NoGi67KGSF2018
17673Tiago BarrosTiago BarrosWReferee DecisionBrasileiro NoGi67KGF2018
20791Pedro TeixeiraWRNCRio Open70KG4F2019
20794Jorge NakamuraWCrucifix chokeRio Open70KGSF2019
20795Yago RodriguesWLoop chokeRio Open70KGF2019
20861Davi OliveiraWCrucifix chokeFortaleza Open70KG4F2019
20873Herico HesleyWCrucifix chokeFortaleza OpenABS4F2019
20878Jose RobsonWSubmissionFortaleza NGO67KGF2019
21073Eduardo BotegaWSubmissionBH Winter Open70KGSF2019
21074Bernardo DibWCrucifix chokeBH Winter Open70KGF2019
21792Edward HohlWKatagatameBrasileiro NoGiABSR12019

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