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Ashley Williams is a Welsh-born grappler, and a black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu under Chris Rees, being one of the most well known European athletes of his generation. Williams is mostly recognized for his accolades in jiu-jitsu’s no-gi circuit, particularly his wins at the International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation (IBJJF) European No-Gi Open, and his performances in submission-only events such as Eddie Bravo Invitational (EBI), Polaris, GrappleFest and Kasai Pro.

Ashley Williams Jiu-Jitsu

Full Name: Ashley Jordan Williams

Nickname: N/A

Lineage: C. Gracie > Helio Gracie > Carlos Gracie Jr > Braulio Estima > Chris Rees > Ashley Williams

Main Achievements:

  • 1st Place IBJJF European Open NoGi (2016)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Munich NoGi Open (2016)
  • 1st Place FBJJF Finnish Open (2016)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Madrid Open (2015)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Zurich Open (2017)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF European Open NoGi (2016)
  • 3rd Place UAEJJF Grand Slam – LDN (2016)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF Rome Open (2016)

Favorite Position/Technique: Z Guard

Weight Division: Peso Pena (70,00 kg / 154.5 lbs)

Team/Association: Chris Rees JJ

Ashley Williams Biography

Ashley Williams was born on July 18, 1992, in Swansea, Wales, growing up in the Morriston neighborhood.

A sports fan from his toddler days, Ashley was embedded in sporting culture early in life, a habit he maintained all the way through to adulthood, going on to compete in a variety of athletic endeavors such as football (soccer), rugby, athletics, and gymnastics.

While already linked with different sports during his childhood, at the age of 6 Ash also joined the world of martial arts, first through Japanese jiu-jitsu (ju-jutsu/traditional JJ), later with sporadic ventures into judo and kickboxing on later periods.

Ashley and his twin brother Joshua, both practiced ju-jutsu for a number of years, but being highly competitive they hoped to one day test their skills in a sporting environment. When they reached their 15th birthday, coach Kelly Chambers recommended that they give Brazilian jiu-jitsu a try, and test their techniques under that rule-set. Both Williams brothers were black belts in ju-jutsu already and believed their skills, then joining BJJ academy “CRA” in Swansea to get accustomed to the rhythm and rules of the BJJ game.

After one month of training with Chris Rees at CRA (Chris Rees Academy), the two brothers decided to enter a tournament, and although they did not get the results they expected, they were hooked on to grappling and kept training with Rees from then on.

In 2015, after a solid career in the lower belt divisions of the sport, Ashley was awarded his black belt, while still standing on the podium of the British Open, a competition he had won. The belt was tied around Ashley’s waist by long-time coach Chris Rees and Braulio Estima, becoming (at the time) the youngest Welshman to ever be attributed the black belt (21).

While developing his ground game, Ashley Williams also ventured several times into the world of amateur mixed martial arts (MMA), although not with the intent of making a career out of cage fighting, simply to test his ground efficiency.

Ashley Williams’s twin brother Joshua is also a black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu under Chris Rees.

Ashley Williams Grappling Record

40 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    12 (30%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    1 (3%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    16 (40%)
  • BY DECISION
    10 (25%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    1 (3%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

16 SUBMISSIONS WINS

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Armbar
25
4
#86e620
RNC
25
4
#5AD3D1
Submission
6
1
#d1212a
Triangle
6
1
#fad11b
Outside heel hook
6
1
#f58822
Reverse triangle
6
1
#224aba
Kimura
6
1
#ff9124
Collar choke
6
1
#bf1f6c
Heel Hook
6
1
#22c9a5
Triangle armbar
6
1
16
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
14 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    8 (57%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    1 (7%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    1 (7%)
  • BY DECISION
    1 (7%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY EBI/OT
    3 (21%)

1 SUBMISSION LOSSES

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Kneebar
100
1
1
(100%) SUBMISSION

Ashley Williams Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
8128Samir ChantreSamir ChantreLPts: 4x2Dallas NoGi Open67KG4F2015
9207Max CamposLPointsGrand Slam LDN69KG4F2016
9415Ary FariasAry FariasLPts: 14x6Rome Open70KGSF2016
9949Ichitaro TsukadaLPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Champ.70KGR12016
10296Rafael DomingosLEBI/OTEBI 765KGR12016
10893Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoLKneebarNoGi Worlds67KG4F2016
11262Alexis AlduncinAlexis AlduncinLEBI/OTEBI 1061KGR12016
11329Jonathan ThomasJonathan ThomasLPointsPoznan Open70KGSF2016
12349AJ AgazarmAJ AgazarmLPts: 12x0European NoGi73KGF2017
15185Geo MartinezGeo MartinezLEBI/OTEBI 1565KG4F2018
21363Richard AlarconRichard AlarconLPts: 3x2Kasai Pro 661KGRR2019
21365Joao MiyaoJoao MiyaoD---Kasai Pro 661KGRR2019
23502Kade RuotoloKade RuotoloLReferee DecisionGrapplefest 870KGSPF2020
24032Eduardo RiosEduardo RiosD---Polaris SquadsABSRR2020
24041Marcin HeldD---Polaris SquadsABSRR2020
24046Dino BucaletD---Polaris SquadsABSRR2020
30457Marcelo FaustoMarcelo FaustoLPointsAll StarsN/AN/A2022
34856Diogo ReisDiogo ReisLPts: 2x0ADCC66KGR12022
6366Matthew FuentesWPointsNAGA Florida NG68KGF2015
6367Reynaldo DuarteWPointsNAGA Florida NG68KGSF2015
6368Eduardo de JesusWPointsNAGA Florida NG68KG4F2015
6369Reynaldo DuarteWPointsNAGA Florida68KGSF2015
6370Eduardo de JesusWPointsNAGA Florida68KGF2015
8813Claudemir SouzaWPts: 2x0Madrid Open70KGF2015
9092Marko JokmanovicWKimuraMunich No-Gi73KGF2016
9211David YounanWArmbarGrand Slam LDN69KG3RD2016
9413Cristofer BarriosWArmbarRome Open70KG4F2016
9426Cristofer BarriosWPointsEuropean NoGi67KGSF2016
9427Severi NenonenWPts: 20x0European NoGi67KGF2016
10641Jaakko SarkijarviWCollar chokeFinnish Open70KGSF2016
10642Riku HapulahtiWPts: 6x6, AdvFinnish Open70KGF2016
10888Bruce GuevaraWPointsNoGi Worlds67KGR12016
11331Paul ColeWArmbarHertford Open67KGF2016
12346Royi NeemanWPointsEuropean NoGi73KG4F2017
12348Alex CabanesWPointsEuropean NoGi73KGSF2017
12965Tuomas TammilehtoWRNCZurich Open70KGF2017
15120Jay ButlerWPts: 12x0British Open76KGF2018
15121Spencer HewittWHeel HookFFL UK68KGSPF2018
15180Sergio HernandezWTriangle armbarEBI 1565KGR12018
16905Masakazu ImanariWReferee DecisionPolaris 768KGSPF2018
17043John BattleD---Show the ART 6ABSSPF2018
17225F. RosenthalWReferee DecisionKasai Pro 366KGSPF2018
18418Ben EddyWReferee DecisionGrappleFest 366KGSPF2018
20533Ethan CrelinstenEthan CrelinstenWReferee DecisionPolaris 1065KGSPF2019
20952Chris NewmanWSubmissionPantheon Inv.65KGSF2019
20953Kamil WilkWRNCPantheon Inv.65KGF2019
21361Rafael FreitasRafael FreitasWRNCKasai Pro 661KGRR2019
22700Richard AlarconRichard AlarconWArmbarPolaris 1261KGSPF2019
23785Kevin CorkhillWReferee DecisionGrappleFest 970KGSPF2020
24351Thomas HalpinThomas HalpinWReferee DecisionPolaris Squads 270KGSPF2020
27712G. BigdonWTriangleADCC EU Trials66KG8F2021
27715Anthony OliveiraWOutside heel hookADCC EU Trials66KG4F2021
27718Tuomas KokkonenWReverse triangleADCC EU Trials66KGSF2021
27720Gairbeg IbragimovWPts: 0x0, PenADCC EU Trials66KGF2021
29328Paulo MiyaoPaulo MiyaoWReferee DecisionPolaris 1866KGSPF2021
29738Robert DegleRobert DegleWRNCGrapple Kings73KGSPF2021
31488Jack SearWReferee DecisionPolaris 1970KGSPF2022
32710Keith KrikorianKeith KrikorianWReferee DecisionGrappleFest 1273KGSPF2022
33385Thiago MacedoThiago MacedoWReferee DecisionRAW 270KGSPF2022

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