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Austin Baker is a jiu-jitsu black belt under Flávio Almeida who represents the Gracie Barra Academy in the sport’s international circuit. Baker first made waves in grappling as a colored belt, a time when he conquered a Pan American title with the International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation (IBJJF) as well as a silver medal at the World Championships, also with the IBJJF. During his black belt debut year (2021), Austin conquered important medals at the American Nationals and other International Open tournaments, further cementing his place as one of the top ultra-heavyweight (over 222.0 lbs) prospects in grappling.

Austin Baker Jiu-Jitsu

Full Name: Austin Baker

Nickname: N/A

Lineage: Carlos Gracie > Helio Gracie > Carlos Gracie Junior > Flávio Almeida > Austin Baker

Main Achievements:

  • 1st Place IBJJF New Orleans Open (2021**)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Boise Open (2021)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF Boise Open (2021*)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF American Nationals (2021)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF American Nationals (2021*)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF American Nationals NOGI (2021)

Main Achievements (Colored Belts):

  • 1st Place IBJJF Pan Championship (2020 brown)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF World Championship (2018 purple)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF Pan Championship (2017 purple)

* Absolute
** Weight and Absolute

Favorite Position/Technique: Blitz Passing Style

Weight Division: Pesadíssimo (+100,50 kg / +222.0 lbs)

Team/Association: Gracie Barra

Austin Baker Biography

Austin Baker was born on August 9th, 1994, in San Francisco’s Bay Area, in the United States, but lived in many different locations within the state of California while growing up.

An active kid from early in his development, (American) Football was Austin’s first sporting love, one he played competitively from middle school all the way to college, with the Riverside City College Tigers.

Ending his football career at the age of 20, Austin was at a crossroads as there was no prospect for a fruitful career in the sport he had practiced for the past decade, but there was still plenty of competitive drive in him. As he was a big fan of mixed martial arts, he decided to gear his athletic potential towards a career in cage fighting.

In preparation for his MMA career, Baker joined a local Gracie Barra gym (GB Corona) where he learned jiu-jitsu from coach AJ Polder. Austin spent 2 years training with Polder, where he earned his blue and purple belt rank promotions.

As his love for jiu-jitsu slowly outgrew his interest in MMA, Austin started dedicating more of his time to grappling. This led the California native to switch gyms after 2 years with GB Corona in the pursuit of a more challenging training environment, then joining Philipe Della Monica’s Gracie Barra Headquarters Academy as a purple belt.

The fact that Baker was gaining plenty of traction as a grappler came with a predicament. As his mat prowess became known, finding fighters willing to compete against him at entry-level shows (Austin was 1-0-0 at the time) for experience began to be an arduous endeavor.

With this and a few other obstacles in the way of a profitable MMA career, and considering Austin was growingly interested in jiu-jitsu, the table was set for a complete career change. As such, in 2018, Baker moved to Arizona to be part of the growing Gracie Barra squad there, led by Flávio Almeida.

In January 2021, Austin finally took a complete dive and turned pro, quitting his job at a game shop to dedicate all his time to jiu-jitsu. Only a few days later, Baker was promoted to black belt alongside his teammates Thiago Aso and Lucas Norat.

Austin Baker Grappling Record

55 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    22 (40%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    3 (5%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    28 (51%)
  • BY DECISION
    1 (2%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

28 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Choke from back
18
5
#86e620
Katagatame
14
4
#5AD3D1
Armbar
14
4
#d1212a
RNC
14
4
#fad11b
Submission
7
2
#f58822
Short choke
7
2
#224aba
Kimura
7
2
#ff9124
Choke
4
1
#bf1f6c
Cross choke
4
1
#22c9a5
Bow and arrow
4
1
#fad223
Violin armlock
4
1
#03861f
Americana
4
1
28
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
37 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    21 (57%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    3 (8%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    9 (24%)
  • BY DECISION
    2 (5%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY EBI/OT
    1 (3%)

9 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
Inside heel hook
22
2
#86e620
No arm triangle
11
1
#5AD3D1
Ezekiel
11
1
#d1212a
Triangle
11
1
#fad11b
Aoki lock
11
1
#f58822
Cachecol choke
11
1
#224aba
Armbar
11
1
#ff9124
Calf slicer
11
1
9
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Austin Baker Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
25812Diego FerreiraLPts: 4x2Houston OpenO100KGSF2021
26586Ronaldo JuniorRonaldo JuniorLPts: 2x0Boise OpenABSF2021
26693Fellipe AndrewFellipe AndrewLPts: 33x0American NatsO100KGF2021
26699Bruno LimaBruno LimaLPts: 7x0American NatsABSSF2021
26747John HansenLPts: 13x4American NGNO97KGSF2021
26751Bruno LimaBruno LimaLPts: 7x4American NGNABSR12021
27073Andre PorfirioAndre PorfirioLNo arm trianglePhoenix NGOABSF2021
27262Max GimenisMax GimenisLPts: 11x4Grand Slam MIA120KG4F2021
27267Helton JoseHelton JoseLPts: 2x1Grand Slam MIA120KG3RD2021
27523Fellipe AndrewFellipe AndrewLPts: 6x0Pan AmericanABSSF2021
27638Rodrigo RibeiroRodrigo RibeiroLPts: 4x0Pan AmericanO100KG4F2021
28333Roberto AbreuRoberto AbreuLPts: 0x0, AdvNoGi WorldsO97KG4F2021
28944Damon RamosLInjuryADCC EC TrialsO99KGR22021
30977Mathias LunaMathias LunaLPointsLA OpenABSSF2022
31283Kristof SzucsKristof SzucsLEzekielBoise OpenO100KGF2022
31316Michael PezzutoLPts: 5x0ADCC WC TrialsO99KG8F2022
32070Jansen GomesJansen GomesLPts: 5x0Warrior ChallengerABSF2022
33436Gabriel OliveiraGabriel OliveiraLReferee DecisionAmerican Nat.O100KGSF2022
33439Marcos LopesLPts: 6x0American Nat.ABSR12022
33890Lucas NoratLucas NoratLPts: 2x2, AdvPhoenix OpenABSSF2022
33908Gabriel OliveiraGabriel OliveiraLPts: 2x0Phoenix NGOO97KGSF2022
35202Giancarlo BodoniGiancarlo BodoniLEBI/OTEBI 20ABSR12022
35211Nick RodriguezNick RodriguezLTriangleEBI 20ABSSF2022
35284Andre PorfirioAndre PorfirioLAoki lockEBI QualifierABSF2022
36012Daniel ManasoiuLInside heel hookEmrald CI 5ABSF2022
36781Freddy VosgroneLInside heel hookNoGi WorldsABSR12022
36924Roberto AbreuRoberto AbreuLPts: 39x0NoGi WorldsO97KG4F2022
40471Alexander TransAlexander TransLPts: 5x3World Champ.O100KG4F2023
40577Davi CabralDavi CabralLPts: 5x0World Champ.ABS8F2023
41782Mateus RodriguesMateus RodriguesLPts: 0x0, AdvPhoenix OpenABSF2023
41791Mathias LunaMathias LunaLReferee DecisionPhoenix NGOABS4F2023
43440Guilherme AugustoGuilherme AugustoLPts: 2x0NoGi PanO97KG4F2023
44039Igor SchneiderIgor SchneiderLCachecol chokeOC OpenO100KGF2023
45798Roosevelt SousaRoosevelt SousaLArmbarNoGi WorldO97KG4F2023
45814Francisco LoFrancisco LoLCalf slicerNoGi WorldABSR22023
48002Gutemberg PereiraGutemberg PereiraLPts: 6x0Pan AmericanO100KG4F2024
48331Nick PicaLPts: 6x0ADCC WC TrialsO99KG4F2024
25721Michael EstesWShort chokeSub May DayABSN/A2021
25722Justin FabacWKatagatameSub May DayABSN/A2021
25724J. CouchWShort chokeSub May DayABSF2021
25730Justin FabacWKimuraSS May Day GIABS4F2021
25732Nate FentonWBow and arrowSS May Day GIABSSF2021
25734Kieran KichukKieran KichukWInjurySS May Day GIABSF2021
26011Caio CaetanoCaio CaetanoWKatagatameN.Orleans OpenO100KGF2021
26019Giancarlo BodoniGiancarlo BodoniWPts: 0x0, AdvN.Orleans OpenABSSF2021
26020Caio CaetanoCaio CaetanoWPts: 12x2N.Orleans OpenABSF2021
26582Renato TagliariWPts: 0x0, AdvBoise Open100KGF2021
26585Renato TagliariWPts: 9x0Boise OpenABSSF2021
26691Victor BarretoWChoke from backAmerican NatsO100KGSF2021
26695Victor BarretoWChoke from backAmerican NatsABS4F2021
26984Jose MunozWArmbarF2W 178100KGSPF2021
27052Marlon TanakaWViolin armlockPhoenix OpenABS4F2021
27055Antonio ZuazoWRNCPhoenix OpenABSSF2021
27056Jake WatsonJake WatsonWPts: 0x0, AdvPhoenix OpenABSF2021
27067Yuri SantosWPts: 13x0Phoenix NGOO97KGF2021
27068Damon MorganWPts: 25x0Phoenix NGOABSR12021
27070Estevan GarciaWKatagatamePhoenix NGOABS4F2021
27071Kevin BerbrichWAmericanaPhoenix NGOABSSF2021
27511Diego RamalhoDiego RamalhoWChoke from backPan AmericanABS8F2021
27518Mathias LunaMathias LunaWPts: 5x0Pan AmericanABS4F2021
28330Guilherme CordiviolaGuilherme CordiviolaWRNCNoGi WorldsO97KG8F2021
28941P. ShaghouliWPts: 8x0ADCC EC TrialsO99KGR12021
30968Marcus GuedesWArmbarLA OpenO100KGSF2022
30970Marcelo GomideMarcelo GomideWChoke from backLA OpenO100KGF2022
30975Piter FrankWN/ALA OpenABS4F2022
31281Lucas PollardWPointsBoise OpenO100KGRR2022
31306Alex MyersWPts: 2x0ADCC WC TrialsO99KGR12022
31310Damon RogersWPts: 6x0ADCC WC TrialsO99KGR22022
32061Manny GomezWSubmissionWarrior ChallengerABSR12022
32067Fellipe TrovoFellipe TrovoWPts: 5x0Warrior ChallengerABS4F2022
32068Ty FreemanWPointsWarrior ChallengerABSSF2022
33881Gabriel OliveiraGabriel OliveiraWKimuraPhoenix OpenO100KGF2022
33888Marcos OliveiraMarcos OliveiraWChoke from backPhoenix OpenABS4F2022
35208Andrew KimlerWArmbarEBI 20ABS4F2022
36009Steve JoachimWArmbarEmrald CI 5ABS4F2022
36011Franco PanaWKatagatameEmrald CI 5ABSSF2022
36921Javier ZaruskiJavier ZaruskiWPts: 28x0NoGi WorldsO97KG8F2022
38020Wilson AlmeidaWN/ALA OpenO100KGSF2023
38022Mateus RodriguesMateus RodriguesWChokeLA OpenO100KGF2023
40467Kjetil LydvoKjetil LydvoWPts: 17x7World Champ.O100KG8F2023
40573Thomas BracherWPts: 7x6World Champ.ABSR12023
41778Guilherme SampaioWCross chokePhoenix OpenABS4F2023
41780Mathias LunaMathias LunaWPts: 2x0Phoenix OpenABSSF2023
41789Helton JoseHelton JoseWReferee DecisionPhoenix NGOO97KGF2023
45797Sean GolbsyWN/ANoGi WorldO97KGR12023
47999Kalum KlausnerWPts: 10x3Pan AmericanO100KGR12024
48311Adam AttiaWRNCADCC WC TrialsO99KGR12024
48317Dylan HoganWPts: 6x0ADCC WC TrialsO99KGR22024
48328Cody GambleWPts: 5x0ADCC WC TrialsO99KG8F2024
50032Garrett StanlickWRNCADCC PheonixABS4F2024
50035Helton JoseHelton JoseWPts: 3x0ADCC PheonixABSSF2024
50036Fellipe TrovoFellipe TrovoWSubmissionADCC PheonixABSF2024

Austin Baker Performance at Sub Spectrum 2021

 

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