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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 coloured 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 semi final (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 main stream 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 Runner-up (2014)
  • IBJJF World No-Gi Championship Runner-up (2010 purple, 2008 blue)
  • IBJJF European Open Championship 3rd Place (2017)

Favorite Position/Technique: Open Guard & Omoplata

Weight Division: Peso Leve (76kg/167lbs) & Peso Pena (70kg/154lbs)

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 travelled 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 team mates 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 sombre 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

34 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    8 (24%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    4 (12%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    20 (59%)
  • BY DECISION
    1 (3%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    1 (3%)

20 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Omoplata
45
9
#86e620
Kneebar
15
3
#5AD3D1
Bow and arrow
10
2
#d1212a
Triangle armbar
10
2
#fad11b
Submission
5
1
#f58822
Cross choke
5
1
#224aba
Armbar
5
1
#ff9124
Baratoplata
5
1
20
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
8 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    3 (38%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    1 (13%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    2 (25%)
  • BY DECISION
    1 (13%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    1 (13%)

2 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

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

Andris Brunovskis Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
5832Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoLDQAmerican Nat.76KGF2014
7284Gabriel RolloGabriel RolloLChoke from backWorld Champ.76KG8F2015
9068Gabriel RolloGabriel RolloLPts: 4x4, AdvPan American76KG4F2016
11250Marcio AndreMarcio AndreLTriangleEuropean Open76KGSF2017
11801Marcio AndreMarcio AndreLPts: 7x2Pan American76KG4F2017
12686Joao AlvesLPts: 2x0World Champ.76KGR12017
13318Yan LucasYan LucasLReferee DecisionGrand Slam LA77KG4F2017
14711Breno BittencourtBreno BittencourtLPts: 6x4Pan American76KG4F2018
5829Jimmy TatWPointsAmerican Nat.76KG4F2014
5830Rodrigo FreitasRodrigo FreitasWOmoplataAmerican Nat.76KGSF2014
6102Wellington DiasWellington DiasWOmoplataLong Beach Open76KGF2014
6655Jonatas GurgelJonatas GurgelWAdvPan American76KGR12015
6663Juan KamezawaJuan KamezawaWPts: 4x4, AdvPan American76KGR22015
6666Thiago AbreuThiago AbreuWPts: 0x0, AdvPan American76KG4F2015
7186Thimothy LeeWPointsLas Vegas Open76KG4F2015
7187Della MonicaWAdvLas Vegas Open76KGSF2015
7188Omar FrenchWBow and arrowLas Vegas Open76KGF2015
7278Rafael HenriqueWKneebarWorld Champ.76KGR12015
7399Josh WhinceyWOmoplataSub Series ProABSSPF2015
7875Bruno AmorimBruno AmorimWOmoplataAsian Open82KG4F2015
7876Hansel koWKneebarAsian Open82KGSF2015
7877Rodrigo CaporalRodrigo CaporalWPts: 8x4Asian Open82KGF2015
9063Matias SimonelliWPts: 16x4Pan American76KG8F2016
10920Johannes AndersonWSubmissionSwedish Open76KGSF2016
10921Paulo PeixotoWPointsSwedish Open76KGF2016
11238Edipo MonteiroWDQEuropean Open76KG8F2017
11246Ilke BulutIlke BulutWCross chokeEuropean Open76KG4F2017
11781Jan BuatimJan BuatimWBow and arrowPan American76KGR12017
11794Kevin MahechaKevin MahechaWArmbarPan American76KG8F2017
12179Miles IvankovicWOmoplataPan Pacific76KGSF2017
12180Jeremy UmphriesWOmoplataPan Pacific76KGF2017
12297John CombsJohn CombsWKneebarF2W Pro 3182KGSPF2017
12458Ross KeepingWOmoplataLas Vegas Open82KG4F2017
12459Bill CooperBill CooperWPts: 8x6Las Vegas Open82KGSF2017
12461Diego RamalhoDiego RamalhoWBaratoplataLas Vegas Open82KGF2017
12544Yago EspindolaWOmoplataSan Diego Open82KG4F2017
12547Nathan MendelsohnNathan MendelsohnWReferee DecisionSan Diego Open82KGSF2017
12549Magid HageWPts: 2x0San Diego Open82KGF2017
13203Jin IshimuraWTriangle armbarAsian Open76KG4F2017
13205Tano OdilioWPts: 6x0Asian Open76KGSF2017
13207Masahiro IwasakiMasahiro IwasakiWOmoplataAsian Open76KGF2017
14707Douglas KallinWTriangle armbarPan American76KG8F2018


Andris Brunovskis vs Christopher Broudnax

Andris Brunovskis vs Wellington Dias

 

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