André Góis is a jiu-jitsu black belt under Lucas Lepri, who worked extensively with Luciano Nucci (Casquinha) while representing the Alliance team in the sport at an international level. Góis made a name for himself in the colored belt divisions while competing on the International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation (IBJJF) circuit, where he conquered important titles such as the Pan American and Brazilian National tournaments.
André Góis Jiu-Jitsu
Full Name: André Nascimento dos Santos Góis
Nickname: In Brazil, André is commonly known as Nêga – although the name is mostly avoided in the US due to it being connoted as offensive. The origin of the nickname goes back to a famous Brazilian YouTuber/comedian named Pranchana Jack, who had a viral song named “Nêga do Subaco Cabeludo“. André was a fan of the song and his friends, jokingly, compared Gois’ with the kid featured on the video, which quickly became associated with André. At first, Góis was called the full extent of the song name, but with time it was shortened to Nêga.
- 1st IBJJF Place Miami Winter Open (2020)
- 1st IBJJF Place Atlanta Open (2020)
- 3rd IBJJF Place Miami Winter Open (2020*)
- 3rd Place IBJJF American Nationals (2020)
Main Achievements (Colored Belts):
- 1st Place IBJJF Brazilian Nationals (2016 purple)
- 1st Place IBJJF Pan Championship (2016 purple)
- 2nd Place IBJJF European Open (2015 blue)
- 3rd Place IBJJF Pan Championship (2019 brown)
- 3rd Place IBJJF Brazilian Nationals (2018 brown)
- 1st Place FPJJ São Paulo State Championship (2016 purple)
- 1st Place IBJJF Sao Paulo Open (2015 blue, 2016 purple)
- 1st Place IBJJF Rio Winter Open (2016 purple)
- 3rd Place IBJJF Sao Paulo BJJ Pro (2017 purple)
** Weight and Absolute
Favorite Position/Technique: Well Rounded
Weight Division: Peso Leve (76,00 kg / 168.0 lbs)
André Góis Biography
André Góis was born on October 8, 1996, in São Paulo, Brazil, growing up in Cangaiba, on the Eastern side of SP.
Growing up, André practiced a number of sports, with football (soccer), being his favorite. With time, and particularly after he found jiu-jitsu, all other activities were thrown on the backburner. It was also through soccer, in a round-about way, that Góis found jiu-jitsu.
At the age of 15, André broke his arm – for the third time, playing soccer. While placed on the sidelines due to his injury, Góis started playing computer games, becoming a big fan of EA Sports’ UFC, and it was through gaming that the young São Paulo native discovered jiu-jitsu, by getting to know the grapplers on that game. Curious about this martial art, after his arm healed up, André decided to join a friend who practiced the gentle art at a local police officers club, there starting his path in this sport.
Góis spent his first 6 months of jiu-jitsu under the guidance of Thiago Prado, but as André became growingly involved in the sport and decided to train more often than the classes that were offered by the police club, Prado guided the young athlete to Mestre Casquinha, (Luciano Nucci), who became his coach from then on.
Casquinha is widely regarded as one of the most prolific coaches in the São Paulo state, the man behind athletes such as Dimitrius Souza, Marcus Vinicius Ribeiro, Felipe Linhares, Juan Kamezawa to name a few. It was under this very competitive environment that André Góis prospered into one of the rising stars of the Brazilian circuit, earning all his rank upgrades, up to brown belt, from Nucci.
In 2016 purple belt André crossed paths with a student of Lucas Lepri at the Pan American Championship. Góis took the opportunity and meet the legendary lightweight. From that first interaction, Góis went on to do a few workshops with Lepri, and by 2018 an exciting opportunity arose: To spend 5 months in Charlotte, NC, training for the World Championship at Lucas’s academy. From that experience, André was then invited to be part of Lucas’ workgroup.
This close relationship with Lucas Lepri and his team led to Góis’ black belt promotion, in December 2019. A grading awarded by Lucas Lepri.
Andre Gois Grappling Record
- BY DQ
8 SUBMISSIONS WINS
- BY DQ
3 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES
Andre Gois Fight History
|23252||Roberto AbreuRoberto Abreu||L||Choke||Miami WO||ABS||SF||2020|
|23834||Guthierry BarbosaGuthierry Barbosa||L||Pts: 2x1||Grand Slam MIA||85KG||SF||2020|
|23838||Matheus Oliveira||L||Pts: 2x0||Grand Slam MIA||85KG||RPC||2020|
|23962||Felipe Silva||L||Pts: 2x0||Pan American||82KG||8F||2020|
|24258||Michael TrassoMichael Trasso||L||Pts: 2x0||No Gi Pan Am.||79KG||R1||2020|
|24288||David GarmoDavid Garmo||L||Guillotine||No Gi Pan Am.||ABS||R1||2020|
|24348||Ronaldo JuniorRonaldo Junior||L||Armbar||American Nats||82KG||SF||2020|
|25870||Jeferson GuaresiJeferson Guaresi||L||Pts: 0x0, Adv||NoGi Pan Am.||85KG||8F||2021|
|23059||Jeovany Ortiz||W||Points||Atlanta WO||82KG||4F||2020|
|23060||Jake MackenzieJake Mackenzie||W||Points||Atlanta WO||82KG||SF||2020|
|23239||Lucas Santos||W||Choke from back||Miami WO||82KG||4F||2020|
|23240||Alexandre MolinaroAlexandre Molinaro||W||Armbar||Miami WO||82KG||SF||2020|
|23241||Julian Synan||W||Brabo choke||Miami WO||82KG||F||2020|
|23247||Thiago Alves||W||Cross choke||Miami WO||ABS||R1||2020|
|23249||Pedro Palhares||W||Points||Miami WO||ABS||4F||2020|
|23826||Nisar LoynabNisar Loynab||W||Pts: 2x1||Grand Slam MIA||85KG||R1||2020|
|23832||Gabriel AlmeidaGabriel Almeida||W||Referee Decision||Grand Slam MIA||85KG||4F||2020|
|23958||Eric Thomas||W||Armbar||Pan American||82KG||R1||2020|
|24248||Gialysson Adao||W||Pts: 2x0||No Gi Pan Am.||79KG||R1||2020|
|24344||Matheus Oliveira||W||Pts: 3x0||American Nats||82KG||4F||2020|
|25479||Joshua McKinney||W||Violin armlock||Charleston Open||88KG||RR||2021|
|25480||Joshua McKinney||W||Toe hold||Charleston Open||88KG||F||2021|
|25864||Thiago Graca||W||Pts: 6x4||NoGi Pan Am.||85KG||R1||2021|
|26256||Julian Synan||W||Choke from back||Atlanta Open||88KG||SF||2021|
|26257||Anthony Elbert||W||N/A||Atlanta Open||88KG||F||2021|
André Gois VS Julian Synan