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Andris Brunovskis is a Brazilian jiu jitsu black belt, a degree earned under the tutelage of André Galvão. Known for his creative and exciting open guard game, Brunovskis established his submission artist reputation in the colored belt divisions of the sport, a reputation he carried with him to black belt. In 2014 Brunovskis became an overnight internet sensation after the video of his ‘colorful’ submission of Christopher Broudnax at the World No-Gi Championship semifinal (2010) went viral. In the footage, Andris scoots on his back while playing inverted guard this peculiar move was caught by some of MMA’s mainstream media (below) which boosted the video’s views.

Andris Brunovskis Jiu Jitsu

Full Name: Andris Auseklis Brunovskis

Nickname: N/A

Lineage: M. Maeda > Carlos Gracie Rey. Gracie > Osv. Alves > Luis Dagmar > André Galvão > Andris Brunovskis

Main Achievements:

  • IBJJF World Champion (2010 purple, 2008 blue)
  • IBJJF Pan American Champion (2014 brown)
  • IBJJF/JBJJF Asian Open Champion (2017/2015)
  • IBJJF Pan Pacific Champion (2017)
  • IBJJF San Diego Open Champion (2017)
  • IBJJF Las Vegas Open Champion (2017/2016)
  • IBJJF American Nationals 2nd Place (2014)
  • IBJJF World No-Gi Championship 2nd Place (2010 purple, 2008 blue)
  • IBJJF European Open Championship 3rd Place (2019/2017)

Favorite Position/Technique: Open Guard & Omoplata

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

Team/Association: Atos Jiu-Jitsu

Andris Brunovskis Biography

Andris Brunovskis was born on the 8th of August, 1990. Though both of Andris’ parents are Latvian, Brunovskis was born in the United States.

Jiu jitsu appeared in Brunovskis’ life when he was 16 years old while living in Cleveland, Ohio. His first coach was Darren Branch at Evolution Jiu Jitsu, which later became an affiliate of Gracie Humaitá. Andris became fascinated by grappling even at an early age, and the sport was an important part of his life almost from the get-go.

After he moved to Sacramento, Brunovskis continued his training at Cassio Werneck‘s academy. A former world champion, Werneck’s experience helped Andris earn his first world title, as a blue belt (2008). It was during his time in Sacramento that Brunovskis met Keenan Cornelius and the two became good friends.

Andris often traveled from Cleveland to Sacramento to visit his family, dividing his training between Branch and Werneck. While competing in Ohio, Brunovskis was scouted by Lloyd Irvin who saw the talent in Brunovskis. Lloyd offered Andris the chance to train full time for his team, with all expenses paid for, a chance immediately accepted by the young athlete. Brunovskis would later be the main reason why Keenan Cornelius decided to join Irvin’s Maryland  based team.

Living in a “fighter house” with fellow teammates who ate and drank jiu jitsu 24/7, Andris went through a great competitive period, but as the Team Lloyd Irvin scandal broke out early in 2013, involving the alleged rape of a fellow student and the somber past of the team’s leader, the competition group split and the majority of the team (specially those who had been scouted from other teams) left TLI, this included Brunovskis.

The split from Lloyd Irvin’s team left Andris in a precarious situation. With no financial means to train full time, and no fixed team, Brunovskis had to take one step back in order to re-group. He returned to his grappling career in 2014 with the Atos Jiu Jitsu academy, where he met many of his former team mates. On September 2014 Andris Brunovskis was awarded his black belt by his new instructor, André Galvão.

Banner picture taken by Kenny Jewel of GrappleTv

Andris Brunovskis Grappling Record

37 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    10 (27%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    4 (11%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    21 (57%)
  • BY DECISION
    1 (3%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    1 (3%)

21 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Omoplata
43
9
#86e620
Kneebar
14
3
#5AD3D1
Triangle armbar
10
2
#d1212a
Bow and arrow
10
2
#fad11b
Reverse omoplata
5
1
#f58822
Submission
5
1
#224aba
Cross choke
5
1
#ff9124
Armbar
5
1
#bf1f6c
Baratoplata
5
1
21
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
10 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    5 (50%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    1 (10%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    2 (20%)
  • BY DECISION
    1 (10%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    1 (10%)

2 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
Choke from back
50
1
#86e620
Triangle
50
1
2
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Andris Brunovskis Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
5876Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoLDQAmerican Nat.76KGF2014
7351Gabriel RolloGabriel RolloLChoke from backWorld Champ.76KG8F2015
9168Gabriel RolloGabriel RolloLPts: 4x4, AdvPan American76KG4F2016
11409Marcio AndreMarcio AndreLTriangleEuropean Open76KGSF2017
11985Marcio AndreMarcio AndreLPts: 7x2Pan American76KG4F2017
12898Joao AlvesLPts: 2x0World Champ.76KGR12017
13586Yan LucasYan LucasLReferee DecisionGrand Slam LA77KG4F2017
15050Breno BittencourtBreno BittencourtLPts: 6x4Pan American76KG4F2018
17579Victor SilverioVictor SilverioLPointsLong Beach Open82KGF2018
18226Isaque BahienseIsaque BahienseLPts: 4x2European Open82KGSF2019
5873Jimmy TatWPointsAmerican Nat.76KG4F2014
5874Rodrigo FreitasRodrigo FreitasWOmoplataAmerican Nat.76KGSF2014
6148Wellington DiasWellington DiasWOmoplataLong Beach Open76KGF2014
6714Jonatas GurgelJonatas GurgelWAdvPan American76KGR12015
6722Juan KamezawaJuan KamezawaWPts: 4x4, AdvPan American76KGR22015
6725Thiago AbreuThiago AbreuWPts: 0x0, AdvPan American76KG4F2015
7252Thimothy LeeWPointsLas Vegas Open76KG4F2015
7253Della MonicaWAdvLas Vegas Open76KGSF2015
7254Omar FrenchWBow and arrowLas Vegas Open76KGF2015
7345Rafael HenriqueWKneebarWorld Champ.76KGR12015
7468Josh WhinceyWOmoplataSub Series ProABSSPF2015
7954Bruno AmorimBruno AmorimWOmoplataAsian Open82KG4F2015
7955Hansel koWKneebarAsian Open82KGSF2015
7956Rodrigo CaporalRodrigo CaporalWPts: 8x4Asian Open82KGF2015
9163Matias SimonelliWPts: 16x4Pan American76KG8F2016
11049Johannes AndersonWSubmissionSwedish Open76KGSF2016
11050Paulo PeixotoWPointsSwedish Open76KGF2016
11397Edipo MonteiroWDQEuropean Open76KG8F2017
11405Ilke BulutIlke BulutWCross chokeEuropean Open76KG4F2017
11965Jan BuatimJan BuatimWBow and arrowPan American76KGR12017
11978Kevin MahechaKevin MahechaWArmbarPan American76KG8F2017
12377Miles IvankovicWOmoplataPan Pacific76KGSF2017
12378Jeremy UmphriesWOmoplataPan Pacific76KGF2017
12495John CombsJohn CombsWKneebarF2W Pro 3182KGSPF2017
12659Ross KeepingWOmoplataLas Vegas Open82KG4F2017
12660Bill CooperBill CooperWPts: 8x6Las Vegas Open82KGSF2017
12662Diego RamalhoDiego RamalhoWBaratoplataLas Vegas Open82KGF2017
12749Yago EspindolaWOmoplataSan Diego Open82KG4F2017
12752Nathan MendelsohnNathan MendelsohnWReferee DecisionSan Diego Open82KGSF2017
12754Magid HageWPts: 2x0San Diego Open82KGF2017
13464Jin IshimuraWTriangle armbarAsian Open76KG4F2017
13466Tano OdilioWPts: 6x0Asian Open76KGSF2017
13468Masahiro IwasakiMasahiro IwasakiWOmoplataAsian Open76KGF2017
15046Douglas KallinWTriangle armbarPan American76KG8F2018
17577Hunter EwaldHunter EwaldWReverse omoplataLong Beach Open82KGSF2018
18217Thomas MietzWPts: 9x2European Open82KGR12019
18222Darragh OConaillDarragh OConaillWN/AEuropean Open82KG4F2019


Andris Brunovskis vs Christopher Broudnax

Andris Brunovskis vs Wellington Dias

 

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