Ary Farias is a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt under Ramon Lemos, who also worked extensively with Ricardo Vieira and Ronaldo Jacaré during his lower belt grappling career. While climbing the ranks of jiu-jitsu, Farias was regarded as one of the hottest prospects in the sport, a reputation he cemented through numerous international titles in the International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation (IBJJF) which included two gold medals at the World Jiu-Jitsu Championships. After an illustrious career in BJJ, Ary Farias turned his focus towards mixed martial arts (MMA).
Ary Farias Jiu-Jitsu
Full Name: Ary de Melo Farias
Nickname: “Aryzinho” is a gentle way of saying Ary in Portuguese.
- 1st Place IBJJF World Championship (2011 / 2016)
- 1st Place IBJJF European Open (2011)
- 1st Place CBJJ Brazilian Nationals (2011)
- 2nd Place IBJJF World Championship (2013)
- 2nd Place CBJJ Brazilian Nationals (2012)
- 3rd Place IBJJF World Championship (2012 / 2017)
Main Achievements (Colored Belts):
- 1st Place IBJJF World Champion (2008 purple, 2009/2010 brown)
- 1st Place IBJJF European Champion (2009 / 2010 brown)
- 1st Place CBJJ Brazilian Nationals (2007 / 2008 purple)
- 3rd Place IBJJF European Championship (2010* brown)
** Weight and Absolute
Weight Division: Peso Pluma (64kg – 141lbs).
Affiliation/Team: Atos (Formerly Checkmat and ASLE).
Ary Farias Biography
Ary Farias was born on October 22, 1989, in Manaus, Brazil.
A sporty child from early in his career, Farias went through an array of activities before finding his “calling” for jiu-jitsu at the age of 11, at the famous ASLE Academy.
Farias’ first BJJ instructor was none other than former world champion Ronaldo Jacare who taught the kid’s classes at ASLE. Ary trained under Jacare’s tutelage until he was 16, working with the BJJ star every day, even sharing a house with Ronaldo in the ASLE training camp.
By the time Ary got to 16 years of age he was already a huge prospect in BJJ winning every major regional tournament he entered. As Ary Farias was introduced to the adult’s classes his tuition was handed to ASLES’ head coach Henrique Machado, Ary’s temper collided with that of the head coach, ultimately leading Ary to leave the gym. As Ary had met and befriended Alain “Finfou” in one of the many tournaments he competed at, he asked Alain if he could train with him at his gym – Fightzone Academy in Rio de Janeiro – where Alain trained under the guidance of Ricardo Vieira. “Finfou” intervened on Ary’s behalf and Ricardo Vieira accepted Faria in his gym.
Moving to Rio de Janeiro Ary Farias dedicated all his time to his BJJ career, training his strength and conditioning in the famous X-Gym with Rogerio Camões and his Jiu-Jitsu with Vieira at Fightzone, the headquarters of Checkmat in Rio. This union was extremely fruitful and Ary Farias started to be regarded not only as a regional talent but as a worldwide prospect.
In his time with Checkmat Ary Farias became very close to another important “up and coming” teammate, Yuri Simões, the two established a strong friendship that led Simões’ family to adopt Farias. After a few years with the Checkmat team, Ary received his brown belt from Ricardo Vieira (2009), but in an unexpected change of events, in March 2010 Ary moved to the Atos team together with his brother Yuri. Although Simões returned to Checkmat soon after the switch, Ary continued with Atos, receiving his black belt from Ramon Lemos the leader of the team, in a ceremony held in Rio Claro in November 2010.
Ary Farias Grappling Record
- BY DQ
8 SUBMISSIONS WINS
- BY DQ
0 SUBMISSION LOSSES
Ary Farias Fight History
|2896||Augusto MendesAugusto Mendes||L||Pts: 4x2||World Pro.||65KG||R1||2011|
|3734||Isaque PaivaIsaque Paiva||L||Referee Decision||Gramado Trials||65KG||SF||2012|
|3953||Laercio FernandesLaercio Fernandes||L||Pts: 4x4, Adv||World Champ.||64KG||SF||2012|
|4773||Gabriel MoraesGabriel Moraes||L||Adv||World Champ.||64KG||F||2013|
|9934||Paulo MiyaoPaulo Miyao||L||Pts: 4x2||World Champ.||64KG||F||2016|
|12850||Isaac DoederleinIsaac Doederlein||L||Adv||Las Vegas Open||70KG||F||2017|
|13070||Mikey MusumeciMikey Musumeci||L||Pts: 10x10, Adv||World Champ.||64KG||SF||2017|
|16453||Mikey MusumeciMikey Musumeci||L||Pts: 4x0||World Champ.||64KG||F||2018|
|16735||Joao MiyaoJoao Miyao||L||Points||ACBJJ 14||60KG||SPF||2018|
|17679||Endres BarbosaEndres Barbosa||L||Pts: 0x0, Adv||Brasileiro NoGi||73KG||SF||2018|
|22772||AJ AgazarmAJ Agazarm||L||Referee Decision||F2W 133||70KG||SPF||2019|
|29614||R. EvangelistaR. Evangelista||D||---||UFC Inv.||ABS||RR||2021|
|2840||Bruno MalfacineBruno Malfacine||W||Pts: 6x4||European||64KG||F||2011|
|2934||Fernando Resende||W||Pts: 4x0||World P. NoGi||64KG||R1||2011|
|2948||Leandro MartinsLeandro Martins||W||Points||Brasileiro||64KG||SF||2011|
|2949||Gabriel MoraesGabriel Moraes||W||Pts: 2x0||Brasileiro||64KG||F||2011|
|3005||Dai Yoshioka||W||Pts: 2x0||World Champ.||64KG||RDS||2011|
|3100||Pablo SilvaPablo Silva||W||Pts: 2x2, Adv||World Champ.||64KG||4F||2011|
|3131||Samir ChantreSamir Chantre||W||Pts: 3x0||World Champ.||64KG||SF||2011|
|3931||Kouhel Ebashi||W||Botinha||World Champ.||64KG||R1||2012|
|3942||Daniel BelezaDaniel Beleza||W||Botinha||World Champ.||64KG||R2||2012|
|3949||Carlos EsquisitoCarlos Esquisito||W||Pts: 2x2, Adv||World Champ.||64KG||4F||2012|
|4768||Laercio FernandesLaercio Fernandes||W||Pts: 6x0||World Champ.||64KG||4F||2013|
|4771||Yukinori SasaYukinori Sasa||W||Adv||World Champ.||64KG||SF||2013|
|9408||Severi Nenonen||W||N/A||Rome Open||70KG||4F||2016|
|9409||Ashley WilliamsAshley Williams||W||Pts: 14x6||Rome Open||70KG||SF||2016|
|9875||Jose Gallardo||W||Choke from back||Miami SPO||70KG||F||2016|
|9929||Gabriel MoraesGabriel Moraes||W||Pts: 2x0||World Champ.||64KG||4F||2016|
|9932||Hiago GeorgeHiago George||W||Referee Decision||World Champ.||64KG||SF||2016|
|12848||Jonathan Buren||W||N/A||Las Vegas Open||70KG||SF||2017|
|12943||Orlando Silva Jr||W||Choke from back||San Diego Open||70KG||SF||2017|
|12944||Fabbio PassosFabbio Passos||W||Kneebar||San Diego Open||70KG||F||2017|
|13061||Paulo Santana||W||Choke from back||World Champ.||64KG||8F||2017|
|13066||Samir ChantreSamir Chantre||W||Pts: 13x0||World Champ.||64KG||4F||2017|
|16318||Kaio Cesar||W||N/A||San Diego Open||70KG||4F||2018|
|16320||Jonathan Buren||W||N/A||San Diego Open||70KG||SF||2018|
|16332||Joao SomaliaJoao Somalia||W||Kneebar||ACBJJ 13||60KG||SPF||2018|
|16442||Eduardo Yezeguie||W||Estima lock||World Champ.||64KG||R1||2018|
|16448||Rene Lopez||W||Pts: 0x0, Adv||World Champ.||64KG||4F||2018|
|16452||Joao MiyaoJoao Miyao||W||Pts: 2x0||World Champ.||64KG||SF||2018|
|17671||Vitor Matos||W||Points||Brasileiro NoGi||73KG||8F||2018|
|17678||Thiago GaiaThiago Gaia||W||Pts: 0x0, Pen||Brasileiro NoGi||73KG||4F||2018|
Ary Farias vs Adriano Dida
Ary Farias vs Marcio Santos
Ary Farias vs Bruno Célio
Ary Farias vs Bruno Malfacine