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André Galvão, also known as “Deco” is a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu black belt under Luis “Careca” Dagmar, having also worked extensively with Fernando Terere. Galvão is regarded as one of the greatest competitors to have ever graced the sport, a reputation conquered through important titles such as IBJJF World Champion, IBJJF Pan American Champion (8x), and ADCC champion (2x).  André Galvão also competed in mixed martial arts (MMA), having retired from cage-fighting with a record of 5-2-0 to lead the Atos Jiu Jitsu Academy. Heading the team’s headquarters in San-Diego, CA Galvão established one of the strongest BJJ teams in of the modern era of the sport.

Andre Galvao Jiu Jitsu

Full Name: André Luiz Leite Galvão

Nickname: “Deco” which is a common shortname for André in Portuguese.

Lineage: Mitsuyo Maeda > Carlos Gracie > Reyson GracieOsvaldo Alves > Luis Dagmar > André Galvão

Main Achievements:

  • IBJJF World Champion (2017/2014***/2008/2005)
  • ADCC Champion (2011**)
  • ADCC Superfight Winner (2015/2017)
  • IBJJF Pan American Champion (2005/2008**/2006/2011/2013/2014**/2016)
  • ADCC Superfight Winner (2013)
  • UAEJJF World Pro Champion (2012/2013/2014)
  • CBJJO World Cup Champion (2006)
  • IBJJF European Champion (2015**)
  • CBJJE World Champion (2008)
  • Ultimate Absolute NYC Champion (2011)

* Absolute
** Weight and absolute
*** The International Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Federation (IBJJF) awarded the title to Galvao after the tournament as Felipe Pena tested positive for PED’s.

Other Important Achievements:

  • IBJJF World Champion (2002 blue, 2003** purple, 2004** brown)
  • CBJJO World Cup Champion (2003** purple, 2004** brown)
  • ADCC Runner-up (2009)
  • UAEJJF World Pro Championship Runner-up (2012*, 2016)
  • IBJJF Pan American Championship 3rd Place (2016*)
  • IBJJF World Championship 3rd Place (2008*, 2013)
  • ADCC 3rd Place (2007**)

* Absolute
** Weight and absolute

Favourite Technique: Guard Passing

Weight Division: Meio Pesado (88kg/194lbs)

Team/Association: Atos Academy

André Galvão Biography

André Galvão was born September 29, 1982 in São Sebastião, São Paulo – Brazil.

The Galvão family moved to Vale da Paraíba region when André was a child, and it was there that “Deco” initiated his martial arts education through judo. Calasans Camargo, father Claudio Calasans, became involved in André’s early judo having awarded Galvão with his very first gi (kimono).

André initiated his jiu jitsu career influenced by his brother who was already a BJJ student. Luis Carlos Dagmar, also known as “Careca”, was André Galvão’s first coach in this discipline. Careca, who himself was a former student of the Osvaldo Alves, soon realised André’s talent and advised him to go and train with Fernando Tererê.

Galvão was only 16 years old at the time (two years into Deco’s training), but Dagmar believed André’s special talent would be better served in a more competitive environment, considering his own academy as too small for Deco’s future.

Under the guidance of Tererê, André Galvão’s skills evolved leaps and bounds. Fernando was one of the sport’s main competitors at the time, a world champion and a Pound for Pound best in the early 2000’s. Galvão would follow Terere throughout his split with the Alliance team the birth of Master and shortly after TT , during a time span of almost 3 years where he remained undefeated in the purple belt division. During this period André was the first purple belt ever to win the IBJJF ‘Grand Slam’ (World Championship, Pan American Championship, and Brazilian Nationals).

After 9 victorious months as a purple belt André received his his brown belt from Fernando. As a brown belt the victorious run continued, with only one loss, to Ricardo Abreu in the absolute division of the Copa do Brasil.

André Galvão was due to receive his black belt in mid 2005, unfortunately this clashed with a series of incidents that turned Tererê’s attention away from jiu jitsu. With Fernando absent from the sport, Terere’s right hand man and TT partner Eduardo Telles drove Galvão to the town where he grew up, so André could have the honour of receiving his black belt from his original instructor, Master Dargmar.

As Tererê left the sport due to well documented personal problems, André Galvão ended leaving his team (TT) to join Brasa Clube de Jiu Jitsu.

Throughout his early career Galvão believed in consistency and repetition, and unlike most top competitors, he dedicated himself to fighting in all tournaments, not just the major ones. He often mentioned that he relied on this to keep improving his skill set.

Andre won 4 World Championships in a row, from blue belt to black belt (2002, 2003, 2004, 2005) wining his weight and the open weight classes in two years in a row – purple belt and brown belt division (2003 and 2004). He made the final in 2006 and 2007 but couldn’t capitalise on the 1st place. Gold came again in 2008. In that same year André Galvão joined the world of mixed martial arts (MMA) obtaining a submission victory over Jeremiah Metcalf, a former Strikeforce fighter.

On October 2008 Galvão joined his good friend Ramon Lemos and founded a new jiu jitsu team. The pair had a strong evangelic background (André is also a deacon) and brought their religious beliefs to the mats, calling their name Atos (acts) as in the Acts of the Apostles book.

Having turned into a professional MMA fighter in 2008, Galvão fought in some of the world’s top promotions, including DREAM (Japan) and Strikeforce (USA). He left Strikeforce by his own accord after a good year (2010). At the time he had plans to join The Ultimate Fighter TV show (as explained on his intervirew to BJJ Heroes on January 2010), though the plans did not follow through.

André Galvão returned to jiu jitsu competitions on March 7 2010, winning the Abu Dhabi Pro trials in San Diego, California (under 183lbs), winning also the Pan American a few weeks later – submitting all his opponents, except Eduardo Santoro in the final.

After moving to San Diego with his spouse Angelica Galvão (also an active competitor), Andre became the head coach of Atos head quarters while also picking up a position as a deacon in an evangelical church, Project New Life.

Continuously “stepping it up”, Galvao was remarkable at the 2011 edition of the ADCC, the world’s most prestigious grappling event, winning gold on both his weight and the absolute division, proving why he is considered one of the best in the world.

Andre Galvao website: atosjiujitsuhq.com

Andre Galvao Grappling Record

155 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    58 (37%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    10 (6%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    75 (48%)
  • BY DECISION
    9 (6%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    3 (2%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

75 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Choke from back
23
17
#86e620
Armbar
16
12
#5AD3D1
RNC
8
6
#d1212a
Choke
8
6
#fad11b
Submission
7
5
#f58822
Mounted X choke
5
4
#224aba
Wristlock
5
4
#ff9124
Kimura
4
3
#bf1f6c
Bow and arrow
3
2
#22c9a5
Kneebar
3
2
#fad223
Clock choke
3
2
#03861f
Injury
3
2
#039a1f
Verbal tap
1
1
#03b41f
Inverted armbar
1
1
#03c61f
North south choke
1
1
#03d61f
baseball choke
1
1
#03f61f
Inside heel hook
1
1
#82ff5f
Heel hook
1
1
#a4ff5f
Brabo choke
1
1
#dbff5f
Arm in Ezekiel
1
1
Triangle
1
1
Toe Hold
1
1
75
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
26 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    14 (54%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    3 (12%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    4 (15%)
  • BY DECISION
    4 (15%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    1 (4%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

4 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
RNC
25
1
#86e620
Inverted triangle
25
1
#5AD3D1
Ezekiel
25
1
#d1212a
Choke from back
25
1
4
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Andre Galvao Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
1255Gustavo CamposGustavo CamposLReferee DecisionWorld Cup82KGF2005
1433Marcelo GarciaMarcelo GarciaLPts: 2x0World Champ.82KGF2006
1495Marcelo GarciaMarcelo GarciaLPts: 8x2Brasileiro82KGF2006
1507Marcelo GarciaMarcelo GarciaLChoke from backBrasileiroABSSF2006
1541Murilo SantanaMurilo SantanaLPts: 4x0Paulista FPJJ82KGF2007
1662Robert DrysdaleRobert DrysdaleLRNCADCCABSSF2007
1686Pablo PopovitchPablo PopovitchLPointsADCC77KGSF2007
1773Alexandre RibeiroAlexandre RibeiroLPts: 2x0World Champ.ABS4F2007
1816Alexandre RibeiroAlexandre RibeiroLReferee DecisionSuper ChallengeABSSF2007
1818Tarsis HumphreysTarsis HumphreysLPts: 6x4Super ChallengeABS3PLC2007
1978Roger GracieRoger GracieLPts: 12x0World Champ.ABSSF2008
2254Braulio EstimaBraulio EstimaLInverted triangleADCC88KGF2009
2287Alexandre RibeiroAlexandre RibeiroLPointsADCCABS4F2009
3149Braga NetoBraga NetoLPts: 7x0WJJPC TrialsABSF2011
3696Alexandre RibeiroAlexandre RibeiroLPts: 4x4, AdvSD World TrialsABSF2012
3788Rodolfo VieiraRodolfo VieiraLPts: 4x2World Pro.ABSF2012
4131Romulo BarralRomulo BarralLReferee DecisionIBJJF Pro League94KGF2012
4475Marcus AlmeidaMarcus AlmeidaLPts: 4x2Pan AmericanABSF2013
4616Tarsis HumphreysTarsis HumphreysLPenWorld ProABS4F2013
4697Leonardo LeiteLeonardo LeiteLReferee DecisionWorld Champ.ABS4F2013
4743Braulio EstimaBraulio EstimaLPts: 6x2World Champ.88KGSF2013
5536Rodolfo VieiraRodolfo VieiraLEzekielWorld Pro.ABSSF2014
9163Leandro LoLeandro LoLPts: 2x0Pan AmericanABSSF2016
9305Erberth SantosErberth SantosLPts: 0x0, AdvWorld ProABS8F2016
9409Felipe PenaFelipe PenaLPts: 4x0World Pro94KGSF2016
13205Leandro LoLeandro LoLPts: 0x0, AdvIBJJF Pro GPABSSF2017
1142Cassio WerneckCassio WerneckWPointsPan American82KGF2005
1149Felipe CranivataWWristlockBrasileiroABSSF2005
1151Lucio RodriguesLucio RodriguesWN/ABrasileiroABSF2005
1252Felipe CranivataWPts: 18x0World Cup82KG4F2005
1253Murilo SantanaMurilo SantanaWPts: 6x0World Cup82KG4F2005
1270Felipe CranivataWPointsCopa do BrasilO75KG4F2005
1287UnknownWSubmissionWorld Champ.82KGR12005
1288Jorge BrittoWArmbarWorld Champ.82KG4F2005
1289Flavio SerafimWSubmissionWorld Champ.82KGSF2005
1290Felipe CranivataWKneebarWorld Champ.82KGF2005
1361Sergio LourencoWPts: 14x2Pan American82KGR12006
1363Alexander CrispimWChoke from backPan American82KG4F2006
1365Mike FowlerMike FowlerWMounted X chokePan American82KGF2006
1427Antonio SergioWPts: 2x0World Champ.82KGR12006
1431Nino SchembriNino SchembriWClock chokeWorld Champ.82KGSF2006
1472Gustavo CamposGustavo CamposWPts: 11x4World Cup82KGF2006
1492V. SilvaWArmbarBrasileiro82KG4F2006
1493Jorge BrittoWArmbarBrasileiro82KGSF2006
1503UnknownWArmbarBrasileiroABSR12006
1504Eduardo SantoroEduardo SantoroWPointsBrasileiroABS4F2006
1517Marcio CruzMarcio CruzWAdvTeam NationalsO88KGF2006
1638Rafael dos AnjosWInside heel hookADCC Trials77KGSF2007
1640Daniel MoraesDaniel MoraesWPts: 16x2ADCC Trials77KGF2007
1655Baret YoshidaBaret YoshidaWPointsADCCABSR12007
1660Fabricio WerdumFabricio WerdumWReferee DecisionADCCABS4F2007
1663A. CacarecoWPointsADCCABS3PLC2007
1678Chris BrightWSubmissionADCC77KGR12007
1684Mark BocekWHeel hookADCC77KG4F2007
1688Mike FowlerMike FowlerWPointsADCC77KG3PLC2007
1743Mauricio MarianoMauricio MarianoWChoke from backWorld Champ.82KGR12007
1744Cassio WerneckCassio WerneckWMounted X chokeWorld Champ.82KG4F2007
1745Gustavo CamposGustavo CamposWRNCWorld Champ.82KGSF2007
1763Tarsis HumphreysTarsis HumphreysWReferee DecisionWorld Champ.ABSR12007
1769Daniel NovaWArmbarWorld Champ.ABSR22007
1810Leonardo PeçanhaWArmbarSuper ChallengeABSR12007
1814Gabriel VellaGabriel VellaWPointsSuper ChallengeABS4F2007
1848Makoto IkutaWBrabo chokeH. Kong CupABSSF2008
1849Eduardo TellesEduardo TellesWArm in EzekielH. Kong CupABSF2008
1850Marcel FortunaMarcel FortunaWPts: 4x2Pan AmericanABS8F2008
1851Fernando PieroFernando PieroWChoke from backPan AmericanABS4F2008
1852Luiz TheodoroWMounted X chokePan AmericanABSSF2008
1853Roberto ToziRoberto ToziWChoke from backPan AmericanABSF2008
1862M. CarvalhoWChokePan American88KG4F2008
1863Bruno FernandesBruno FernandesWPts: 2x2, AdvPan American88KGSF2008
1865Tarsis HumphreysTarsis HumphreysWInjuryPan American88KGF2008
1936Igor AraujoWChoke from backWorld Champ.88KGR12008
1938Rafael CorreaRafael CorreaWMounted X chokeWorld Champ.88KG4F2008
1941Marcelo LouzadoWPts: 5x0World Champ.88KGSF2008
1943Braulio EstimaBraulio EstimaWChoke from backWorld Champ.88KGF2008
1969M. SuarezWKimuraWorld Champ.ABSR12008
1970Roberto AbreuRoberto AbreuWPointsWorld Champ.ABSR22008
1975Rafael LovatoRafael LovatoWChoke from backWorld Champ.ABS4F2008
2206Marco JuniorWTriangleADCC Trials88KGR12009
2208Gabriel KitoberWRNCADCC Trials88KG4F2009
2209Bruno BastosBruno BastosWRNCADCC Trials88KGSF2009
2210Rodolfo V.WPts: 3x0ADCC Trials88KGF2009
2243Kassim AnanWPts: 12x2ADCC88KGR12009
2249Chris WeidmanWPts: 4x0ADCC88KG4F2009
2253David AvellanWPts: 2x0ADCC88KGSF2009
2280Tom BassWPointsADCCABSR12009
2857Diego GamonalWChokePan American88KGSF2011
2858Eduardo SantoroEduardo SantoroWPts: 2x0Pan American88KGF2011
2899Antonio CarlosAntonio CarlosWPointsWorld Pro.ABS4F2011
3134Alexandre CeconiAlexandre CeconiWPts: 16x0F4F NogiABSNA2011
3136C. FerreiraWPts: 3x0F4F GiABSNA2011
3138Nol. DutcherWArmbarUltimate Abs.ABSR12011
3141Braga NetoBraga NetoWPts: 2x0Ultimate Abs.ABS4F2011
3142Vinny MagalhaesVinny MagalhaesWPts: 4x0Ultimate Abs.ABSSF2011
3143Rust. ChsievWReferee DecisionUltimate Abs.ABSF2011
3145Clark GracieClark GracieWReferee DecisionWJJPC Trials82KGSF2011
3146Claudio CalasansClaudio CalasansWAdvWJJPC Trials82KGF2011
3147Marcus AlmeidaMarcus AlmeidaWPts: 7x0WJJPC TrialsABSSF2011
3202Don OrtegaWPointsADCC88KGR12011
3231Gunnar NelsonGunnar NelsonWPts: 3x0ADCC88KG4F2011
3245Pablo PopovitchPablo PopovitchWPts: 2x0ADCC88KGSF2011
3257Rousimar PalharesRousimar PalharesWPts: 9x4ADCC88KGF2011
3263Shinzo AnsaiWRNCADCCABSR12011
3273Sergio MoraesSergio MoraesWPts: 6x0ADCCABS4F2011
3274Murilo SantanaMurilo SantanaWPts: 0x0, PenADCCABSSF2011
3277Pablo PopovitchPablo PopovitchWToe HoldADCCABSF2011
3686Clark GracieClark GracieWPts: 3x0SD World Trials83KGF2012
3690Eliot KellyEliot KellyWBow and arrowSD World TrialsABS4F2012
3694James PuopoloJames PuopoloWClock chokeSD World TrialsABSSF2012
3756Felipe Mota DiasFelipe Mota DiasWSubmissionWorld Pro.88KGR12012
3763Janne AutioWSubmissionWorld Pro.88KG4F2012
3765Leo MacielWPts: 2x0World Pro.88KGSF2012
3766Vitor ToledoVitor ToledoWChoke from backWorld Pro.88KGF2012
3786Alexandre RibeiroAlexandre RibeiroWPts: 2x0World Pro.ABSSF2012
4110Ryron GracieRyron GracieD---MetamorisABSSPF2012
4126Diego HerzogWPts: 7x0IBJJF Pro League94KG4F2012
4129Rafael BarbosaRafael BarbosaWChoke from backIBJJF Pro League94KGSF2012
4136James HarbisonJames HarbisonWPts: 13x0Houston Open88KGSF2012
4137Diego GamonalWChokeHouston Open88KGF2012
4419Rafael LovatoRafael LovatoWReferee DecisionMetamoris 2ABSSPF2013
4450Max FreitasWArmbarPan AmericanABSR12013
4468Tanner RiceTanner RiceWBow and arrowPan AmericanABSR22013
4472Orlando SanchezOrlando SanchezWReferee DecisionPan AmericanABS4F2013
4474Nivaldo OliveiraNivaldo OliveiraWPts: 2x0Pan AmericanABSSF2013
4545Jurandir ConceicaoWArmbarPan American88KGR12013
4547Renato CardosoRenato CardosoWChoke from backPan American88KGR22013
4551Tarsis HumphreysTarsis HumphreysWKimuraPan American88KGR12013
4606Romulo BarralRomulo BarralWVerbal tapWorld Pro88KGF2013
4682Nic RubenNic RubenWWristlockWorld Champ.ABSRDS2013
4692Abraham MarteAbraham MarteWKneebarWorld Champ.ABSRDS2013
4740Dimitrius SouzaDimitrius SouzaWChoke from backWorld Champ.88KG4F2013
5002Braulio EstimaBraulio EstimaWRNCADCCABSSPF2013
5209Jurandir ConceicaoWPts: 14x0Pan AmericanABSR22014
5227DJ JacksonDJ JacksonWPointsPan AmericanABSR32014
5231Murilo SantanaMurilo SantanaWPointsPan AmericanABS4F2014
5233Felipe PenaFelipe PenaWPts: 4x2Pan AmericanABSSF2014
5234Leandro LoLeandro LoWAdvPan AmericanABSF2014
5331Gabriel LucasGabriel LucasWInverted armbarPan AmericanO100KG4F2014
5333Abraham MarteAbraham MarteWChoke from backPan AmericanO100KGSF2014
5334Alexander TransAlexander TransWAdvPan AmericanO100KGF2014
5514Vinicius MarinhoVinicius MarinhoWPts: 2x0World Pro.ABSR12014
5527Abraham MarteAbraham MarteWwristlockWorld Pro.ABSR22014
5532Otavio SousaOtavio SousaWPts: 2x0World Pro.ABS4F2014
5537Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusWReferee DecisionWorld Pro.ABS3PLC2014
5559Diego GamonalWPts: 0x0, PenWorld Pro.88KGR12014
5561Rodrigo FajardoRodrigo FajardoWPts: 9x0World Pro.88KG4F2014
5565Renato CardosoRenato CardosoWPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Pro.88KGSF2014
5566Romulo BarralRomulo BarralWPts: 2x0World Pro.88KGF2014
5738Luiz PanzaLuiz PanzaWChoke from backWorld Champ.94KG4F2014
5742Rafael LovatoRafael LovatoWPts: 5x0World Champ.94KGSF2014
5767Chael SonnenWRNCMetamoris 4ABSSPF2014
6338Gabriel RosbergWChoke from backEuropeanABSR22015
6354Thomas JohannessonWArmbarEuropeanABSR32015
6362Erberth SantosErberth SantosWNorth south chokeEuropeanABS4F2015
6366Tarcisio JardimTarcisio JardimWArmbarEuropeanABSSF2015
6368Igor SilvaIgor SilvaWInjuryEuropeanABSF2015
6446Samuel MoninWArmbarEuropean88KGR22015
6454Martin AedmaWChokeEuropean88KG4F2015
6458Rodrigo FajardoRodrigo FajardoWChokeEuropean88KGSF2015
6460Renato CardosoRenato CardosoWPts: 4x0European88KGF2015
7821Roberto AbreuRoberto AbreuWPts: 6x0ADCCABSSPF2015
8352Romulo BarralRomulo BarralWPts: 1x0Berkut 2ABSSPF2015
9125Kitner MouraWbaseball chokePan AmericanO100KG4F2016
9141Aaron JohnsonWChokePan AmericanABSR22016
9158Alexandro CeconiWChoke from backPan AmericanABS8F2016
9159Leo NogueiraLeo NogueiraWPts: 4x0Pan AmericanABS4F2016
9269Patrick GaudioPatrick GaudioWPts: 0x0, AdvWorld ProABSR12016
9296Davi RamosDavi RamosWPts: 0x0, AdvWorld ProABSR22016
9402Tiago PessoaWPts: 2x0World Pro94KG8F2016
9406Jackson SousaJackson SousaWWristlockWorld Pro94KG4F2016
9627Bruno BastosBruno BastosWChoke from backFTW Pro 5ABSSPF2016
9801Felipe MotaFelipe MotaWChoke from backWorld Champ.94KGR12016
9802Lucas RochaLucas RochaWPts: 2x2, PenWorld Champ.94KG4F2016
9807Cassio FrancisCassio FrancisWPts: 4x4, AdvWorld Champ.94KGSF2016
9808Jackson SousaJackson SousaWReferee DecisionWorld Champ.94KGF2016
12496Eduardo TellesEduardo TellesWPts: 8x0San Diego Open88KGSF2017
12695Jorge BrittoWKimuraWorld Champ.88KG8F2017
12697Kit DaleWPts: 9x0World Champ.88KG4F2017
12701Felipe PenaFelipe PenaWPts: 2x0World Champ.88KGSF2017
12702Patrick GaudioPatrick GaudioWReferee DecisionWorld Champ.88KGF2017
13203Alexandre RibeiroAlexandre RibeiroWPts: 0x0, AdvIBJJF Pro GPABS4F2017
13399Claudio CalasansClaudio CalasansWPts: 14x0ADCCABSSPF2017

Andre Galvao vs James Harbison (Houston Open, 2012)

Andre Galvao vs Marcelo Garcia (World Championship Final, 2006)

Andre Galvao vs Martin Suarez (this is a famous video that has circled the internet, the man fighting with Galvao goes for an illegal reaping of the knee, which upsets Galvao, 2008)

Andre Galvao vs Rodolfo Vieira (ADCC Brazilian Trials, 2009)

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6 Comments

  • Dalton says:

    not to mention all the world and panam championships hes won at lower ranks.

  • Rollo says:

    Andre Galvao has been a great influence to my BJJ development. I wrote a blog post about him and include a highlight video.

  • james alger says:

    andre galvao is my hero! i do my best to emulate his style everytime i train…..

    glad hes back in competition… only good magical tech is to come from him!

    Boa galvao jiujitsu!!!!

  • Biff says:

    A terrific instructor in addition to being one of the best in the sport ever. His ability to teach is surprisingly refined for someone so young, he teaches with the precision of some of the older Gracies.

    As a competitor in 2008 he was the most impressive guy on the scene – bar none. Went up a weight division and ruined some of the best guys ever at the Pan Ams winning his weight and absolute, submitting almost everyone. At the worlds that year he again when on a submission spree, completely owning Braulio in the finals. He is the definition of modern jiu jitsu and changed the way the game is played. Proof is his match with Niño when as a new black belt he toyed with a veteran of the sport who was known for being a flashy innovator by seemingly breakdancing through his guard and all over his body. Watch that match with the lnowledge that Niño is one of the greats and be shocked.

  • WastedYouth says:

    Guess you need to add 2011 NYC Ultimate Absolute Champion to this list eh?

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