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Ali Monfaradi

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Ali Monfaradi is a Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt under Fábio Gurgel of Alliance Jiu-Jitsu and head coach of the Elements Jiu-Jitsu Academy, who was the first high-level competitor in the sport’s international circuit from the Kingdom of Bahrain – Middle East. Monfaradi earned multiple medals in some of the International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation (IBJJF) top tournaments while competing in the lower belt divisions of grappling, a good form he continued as a black belt.

Ali Monfaradi Jiu-Jitsu

Full Name: Ali Seena E. A. Monfaradi

Nickname: Ali has two nicknames for which he is well known among his friends. One is “The Beast From The Middle East” (for obvious reasons) and the other one, which was ‘coined’ by his coach Michael Langhi is “Cadeira Elétrica” (Electric Chair). Electric Chair started being referenced during Monfaradi’s early days in São Paulo because he was very clumsy. “limbs everywhere” and often kicked or elbowed his training partners. His clumsiness was as if he was being electrocuted.

Lineage: Carlos Gracie > Helio Gracie > Rolls Gracie > Romero Cavalcanti > Fábio Gurgel > Ali Monfaradi

Main Achievements:

  • AJP’s Best Asian Athlete Award (2020, 2021)
  • 1st Place IBJJF European Open NoGi (2019)
  • 2nd Place AJP Abu Dhabi World Pro (2021)
  • 3rd Place AJP Abu Dhabi World Pro (2019)
  • 3rd Place AJP Grand Slam, LDN (2020)

Main Achievements (Other):

  • 1st Place JJIF World Ju-Jutsu Championship (2021)
  • 1st Place JJIF Asian Championship (2017 / 2021)
  • 1st Place JJIF Asian Indoor Games (2016 / 2017)
  • 1st Place AJP Czech Republic Pro (2019)
  • 1st Place IBJJF German Nationals (2017)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Berlin Open (2018)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF Berlin Open NOGI(2018)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF Dallas Open NOGI (2018)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF London Fall Open NOGI (2017 / 2018)
  • 2nd Place AJP Dubai National Pro (2018)
  • 2nd Place JJIF World Ju-Jutsu Championship (2020)
  • 3rd Place JJIF World Ju-Jutsu Championship (2018)
  • 3rd Place JJIF Asian Championship (2019)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF London Fall Open (2017)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF Berlin Open (2018*)

Main Achievements (Colored Belts):

  • 1st Place IBJJF World Championship (2012 blue)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Pans Championship (2012 blue)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF World Championship (2012* blue)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF European Open (2017 brown)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF Pans Championship (2012* blue, 2015 purple)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF World Championship (2011 blue, 2014 purple)

* Absolute
** Weight and absolute

Favorite Position/Technique: Well Rounded

Weight Division: Peso Leve (76,00 kg / 168.0 lbs)

Team/Association: Alliance / Elements JJA

Ali Monfaradi Biography

Ali Monfaradi was born on October 30, 1993, in the Kingdom of Bahrain, an island country located in the Persian Gulf.

While growing up uncle Reza Monfaradi was a strong reference for Ali, Reza, who was a pioneering figure for jiu-jitsu in the Bahrain region. Although interested in grappling from watching his family members train since he was a young child, it was only on January 2006 that 12-year-old Ali was allowed to join class, after Reza introduced a kids schedule to the academy’s timetable.

During the 2000s decade, the Monfaradi academy joined hands with the Alliance Jiu-Jitsu franchise, which opened a large international network for its training members. This included Ali, who, as soon as he finished high-schools final exams (International Baccalaureate), hopped on the next plane to California, skipping his graduation ceremony to compete in the IBJJF 2011 World Championship, which was his first major tournament experience. Ali conquered a bronze medal at the World Championship, in the blue belt division, and directly from there, 17-year-old Monfaradi moved to São Paulo, Brazil.

Once in São Paulo, Ali was able to train full-time under Fábio Gurgel at the Alliance headquarters (HQ) for a number of years, while further expanding his academic education. That first year (2011-2012), although in a new country by himself, Monfaradi was able to learn Portuguese and qualify for a local computer science university (which required him to have a good understanding of the local language). An interesting side fact about Monfaradi’s academic achievements is that prior to his computer science aspirations, Ali’s plan was to study nutrition in Brazil, to supplement my athletic career, but when Ali realized the nutrition school campus was a 2-hour bus ride away from Alliance academy, he opted to look for a closer university instead, finding one at a walking distance from the gym, which taught computer science.

After 4.5 years in Brazil, in December 2015, Ali Monfaradi returned to his home country as a brown belt, where he continued to live fully submerged in BJJ life while keeping in contact with Fábio Gurgel. In July 2017, Monfaradi became the 99th black belt promoted by Master Gurgel.

Ali Monfaradi Grappling Record

88 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    50 (57%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    11 (13%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    26 (30%)
  • BY DECISION
    0 (0%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    1 (1%)

26 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Choke from Back
38
10
#86e620
Submission
19
5
#5AD3D1
Darce choke
8
2
#d1212a
Omoplata
4
1
#fad11b
Straight ankle lock
4
1
#f58822
RNC
4
1
#224aba
Mount pressure
4
1
#ff9124
Choke
4
1
#bf1f6c
Outside heel hook
4
1
#22c9a5
Inside heel hook
4
1
#fad223
Triangle
4
1
#03861f
Armbar
4
1
26
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
35 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    16 (46%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    5 (14%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    13 (37%)
  • BY DECISION
    0 (0%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    1 (3%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

13 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
Choke from back
23
3
#86e620
Botinha
15
2
#5AD3D1
Armbar
15
2
#d1212a
Guillotine
8
1
#fad11b
Reverse triangle
8
1
#f58822
Choke
8
1
#224aba
Triangle
8
1
#ff9124
Arm in Ezekiel
8
1
#bf1f6c
Von Fluke choke
8
1
13
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Ali Monfaradi Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
13685Masahiro IwasakiMasahiro IwasakiLPointsAsian Open76KG4F2017
13700Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusLArmbarAsian OpenABSR12017
14089Adam WardzinskiAdam WardzinskiLArm in EzekielSwedish NatsABSSF2017
14101Adam WardzinskiAdam WardzinskiLVon Fluke chokeGerman NoGiABSF2017
14129Jake MackenzieJake MackenzieLPointsLondon FO76KGSF2017
14144Darragh OConaillDarragh OConaillLGuillotineLondon FNGO79KGF2017
14150C. NegromonteC. NegromonteLReverse triangleLondon FNGOABS4F2017
14163Adriano AraujoLPts: 0x0, AdvAl Ain Pro77KGF2017
14752Julio AnjosJulio AnjosLPts: 11x2Dubai Nat. Pro77KGF2017
14824Julio AnjosJulio AnjosLPts: 4x2Grand Slam AD77KG4F2018
14833Adriano AraujoLPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam AD77KG3RD2018
14912Masahiro IwasakiMasahiro IwasakiLPts: 2x0European Open76KGR12018
15326Tommi PulkkanenLAdvLondon WO76KGSF2018
16129Paulo MiyaoPaulo MiyaoLChoke from backWorld Pro69KG4F2018
17930Alexandre MolinaroAlexandre MolinaroLPointsLondon FO76KG4F2018
17940Max LindbladMax LindbladLChoke from backLondon FOABSSF2018
17943Alexandre MolinaroAlexandre MolinaroLPointsLondon FNGO79KGF2018
17946Anderson LimaLPts: 5x2London FNGOABSSF2018
18395Seif HoumineSeif HoumineLChokeBerlin OpenABSSF2018
18748Inseong JangInseong JangLPts: 2x0JJIF World C.77KGR32018
18770Inseong JangInseong JangLPts: 2x0JJIF World C.77KGR22019
19255Adriano AraujoLPts: 2x2, AdvRas Alk. Pro77KGF2019
20080Diego RamalhoDiego RamalhoLBotinhaWorld Pro77KGR22019
20096Diego RamalhoDiego RamalhoLBotinhaWorld Pro77KGRPC2019
22110Alexandre MolinaroAlexandre MolinaroLPointsRome Fall Open76KGSF2019
22122Adam WardzinskiAdam WardzinskiLChoke from backRome Fall OpenABSF2019
22939Israel SousaIsrael SousaLPts: 7x6Grand Slam AD69KGR12020
23588Gabriel SousaGabriel SousaLPts: 9x4Grand Slam LDN69KGSF2020
25156Richar NogueiraRichar NogueiraLPts: 0x0, AdvDallas Open70KG4F2021
25197Gianni GrippoGianni GrippoLPts: 4x2Dallas NGO73KGF2021
25469Daniel VieiraLPts: 4x4, PenGrand Slam AD69KGR12021
25625Israel SousaIsrael SousaLPts: 6x1World Pro69KGF2021
29161Espen MathiesenEspen MathiesenLTriangleWorld Pro77KGSF2021
29165Levi JonesLevi JonesLArmbarWorld Pro77KGRPC2021
31698Ellis YoungerLPts: 8x1Italy Pro77KGF2022
11389M. MuratazalievWChoke from BackAsian Games77KGR12017
11390Nurlan YespolovWDarce chokeAsian Games77KG4F2017
11391Davar MansooriWArmbarAsian Games77KGSF2017
11392H. Al RasheedWPts: 2x0Asian Games77KGF2017
11411Abbas KhanWOmoplataIMMAF GrapplingN/A4F2017
11412Ahmed AmirWDarce chokeIMMAF GrapplingN/ASF2017
13683Ishimora JinWPts: 8x0Asian Open76KGR12017
14079Benedikt SchotthoferWStraight ankle lockSwedish Nats82KGF2017
14086Marek ZbrogWPts: 4x0Swedish NatsABS4F2017
14100Nicolas PenzerWPts: 10x8German NNGABSSF2017
14162Melksedek Fr.WPts: 9x2Al Ain Pro77KGSF2017
14169Nino AmbrosiniWPts: 0x0, AdvAl Ain Pro NoGi83KGSF2017
14170Samuel CanquerinoWPts: 4x2Al Ain Pro NoGi83KGF2017
14749Vibhudatta RoutWPts: 6x6, AdvDubai Nat. Pro77KG4F2017
14751Flavio SerafinWPts: 2x0Dubai Nat. Pro77KGSF2017
14757Flavio SerafimWPts: 2x0Dubai NoGi Pro77KGF2017
14796Leonardo FernandesWPts: 4x4, AdvBahrain JJL R194KGSF2018
14797Anderson LimaWPts: 2x2, AdvBahrain JJL R194KGF2018
14798Wagner BorgesWPts: 7x0Bahrain JJL R285KGF2018
14799Wagner BorgesWPts: 5x0Bahrain JJL R385KGSF2018
14800Leonardo FernandesWPts: 5x0Bahrain JJL R385KGF2018
14830Burak SarmanWPts: 4x0Grand Slam AD77KGRPC2018
14832Raphael MelloWPts: 9x0Grand Slam AD77KGRPC2018
16127Krzsyiek FlakWPts: 8x0World Pro69KGR12018
16134Vibhudatta RoutWPts: 2x0World Pro69KGRPC2018
16135Jorge NakamuraWPts: 12x2World Pro69KGRPC2018
16137Thomas HalpinThomas HalpinWPts: 4x2World Pro69KGRPC2018
17936Bruno CelioWChoke from backLondon FOABS4F2018
17942Kenji SetteWRNCLondon FNGO79KGSF2018
18747Szilard SuleWPts: 2x0JJIF World C.77KGR22018
18752Vedran SimeunovicWPts: 11x0JJIF World C.77KGRPC2018
18753Wim DeputterWPts: 5x0JJIF World C.77KGRPC2018
18754Dan SchonWPts: 2x0JJIF World C.77KGRPC2018
18755Sebastien LecocqWPts: 5x0JJIF World C.77KGRPC2018
18765H. KhalafawiWMount pressureBahrain JJL R194KGSF2019
18766M. MonovarovWChoke from backBahrain JJL R194KGF2019
18767Jan BassoWPts: 2x2, AdvCzech Nat Pro77KGSF2019
18768Jan BassoWPts: 0x0, AdvCzech Nat Pro77KGF2019
18769Szilard SuleWPts: 2x0JJIF World C.77KGR12019
18771Vedran SimeunovicWPts: 11x0JJIF World C.77KGRPC2019
18772Wim DeputterWPts: 5x0JJIF World C.77KGRPC2019
18773Dan SchonWPts: 2x0JJIF World C.77KGRPC2019
18774Sebastien LecocqWPts: 5x0JJIF World C.77KGRPC2019
19254Marcos CostaMarcos CostaWPts: 4x2Ras Alk. Pro77KGSF2019
19257Tiago BravoTiago BravoWPts: 2x0Ras A NG Pro75KGF2019
20079David BelucheWChokeWorld Pro77KGR12019
20094Christian DellevagWPts: 4x0World Pro77KGRPC2019
22118Rodrigo TatuRodrigo TatuWPointsRome Fall OpenABS4F2019
22121Sean CoatesWN/ARome Fall OpenABSSF2019
22138Marcus PhelanMarcus PhelanWPts: 4x2European NoGi73KGR12019
22141Amin NikiWPts: 11x0European NoGi73KG4F2019
22142Tommi PulkkanenWPointsEuropean NoGi73KGSF2019
23585Sam McNallySam McNallyWPts: 4x3Grand Slam LDN69KG4F2020
23591Tyrone ElliottWSubmissionGrand Slam LDN69KGRPC2020
23592Haidar AbbasWPts: 6x4Grand Slam LDN69KG3RD2020
25191Fernando SantosWPts: 0x0, AdvDallas NGO73KG4F2021
25196Francisco CuneoFrancisco CuneoWPts: 5x2Dallas NGO73KGSF2021
25622Haidar AbbasWPts: 4x1World Pro69KG4F2021
25624Lucas GalbuseraWPts: 5x4World Pro69KGSF2021
27430Reda AloufiWSubmissionEastern RJJC85KG4F2021
27431Troy HuntWPts: 2x0Eastern RJJC85KGSF2021
27432M. SiyamWSubmissionEastern RJJC85KGF2021
27446B. BenmahammedWPts: 6x4Croatia Pro77KGF2021
27449Ali HayatWChoke from backCroatia ProABSSF2021
27450Martin NedbalWChoke from backCroatia ProABSF2021
27451Ali HayatWOutside heel hookCroatia NGP77KGSF2021
27453B. BenmahammedWInside heel hookCroatia NGP77KGF2021
27924S. MirshokhidWChoke from backJJIF Asian77KGR12021
27925N. OlzhasWPointsJJIF Asian77KG8F2021
27926Aunjai ChanwitWChoke from backJJIF Asian77KG4F2021
27927A. MahdiWChoke from backJJIF Asian77KGSF2021
27928A. Ala AldinWPointsJJIF Asian77KGF2021
28341Eric SabliereWDQFrance Pro77KGSF2021
28342Bruno BorgesWPts: 2x0France Pro77KGF2021
29156Batbayar BatsukhWPts: 7x0World Pro77KGR12021
29160Bruno TcholaWChoke from backWorld Pro77KG4F2021
29736Mahdi AlawlaqiWPts: 4x4, AdvJJIF World C.77KGR12021
29737Y. YangiboyWChoke from backJJIF World C.77KGR22021
29738Michael SheenanWPts: 2x2, AdvJJIF World C.77KG4F2021
29739B. BasukhWPts: 0x0, AdvJJIF World C.77KGSF2021
29740R. NimrodWPts: 2x0JJIF World C.77KGF2021
31694Bilal BenmahammedWPts: 1x0Italy Pro77KG4F2022
31696Kalel SantosWTriangleItaly Pro77KGSF2022
31702Bilal BenmahammedWSubmissionItaly NG Pro77KGF2022
31729Adnan MagomedovWPts: 0x0, AdvPresident CupNANA2022
31734A. AlbarguthiWSubmissionPresident CupNANA2022
31735Faraj AlawlaqiWPointsPresident CupNANA2022
31739Andre CantanhedeWPts: 4x2President CupNA3RD2022

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