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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

36 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    12 (33%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    3 (8%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    20 (56%)
  • BY DECISION
    0 (0%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

20 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Choke from back
25
5
#86e620
Katagatame
15
3
#5AD3D1
RNC
10
2
#d1212a
Short choke
10
2
#fad11b
Kimura
10
2
#f58822
Armbar
10
2
#224aba
Americana
5
1
#ff9124
Submission
5
1
#bf1f6c
Bow and arrow
5
1
#22c9a5
Violin armlock
5
1
20
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
21 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    15 (71%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    2 (10%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    2 (10%)
  • BY DECISION
    1 (5%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

2 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
No arm triangle
50
1
#86e620
Ezekiel
50
1
2
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Austin Baker Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
25779Diego FerreiraLPts: 4x2Houston OpenO100KGSF2021
26548Ronaldo JuniorRonaldo JuniorLPts: 2x0Boise OpenABSF2021
26655Fellipe AndrewFellipe AndrewLPts: 33x0American NatsO100KGF2021
26661Bruno LimaBruno LimaLPts: 7x0American NatsABSSF2021
26710John HansenLPts: 13x4American NGNO97KGSF2021
26714Bruno LimaBruno LimaLPts: 7x4American NGNABSR12021
27035Andre PorfirioAndre PorfirioLNo arm trianglePhoenix NGOABSF2021
27224Max GimenisMax GimenisLPts: 11x4Grand Slam MIA120KG4F2021
27229Helton JoseHelton JoseLPts: 2x1Grand Slam MIA120KG3RD2021
27485Fellipe AndrewFellipe AndrewLPts: 6x0Pan AmericanABSSF2021
27600Rodrigo RibeiroRodrigo RibeiroLPts: 4x0Pan AmericanO100KG4F2021
28294Roberto AbreuRoberto AbreuLPts: 0x0, AdvNoGi WorldsO97KG4F2021
28902Damon RamosLInjuryADCC EC TrialsO99KGR22021
30888Mathias LunaMathias LunaLPointsLA OpenABSSF2022
31194Kristof SzucsKristof SzucsLEzekielBoise OpenO100KGF2022
31227Michael PezzutoLPts: 5x0ADCC WC TrialsO99KG8F2022
31979Jansen GomesJansen GomesLPts: 5x0Warrior ChallengerABSF2022
33316Gabriel OliveiraGabriel OliveiraLReferee DecisionAmerican Nat.O100KGSF2022
33319Marcos LopesLPts: 6x0American Nat.ABSR12022
33743Lucas NoratLucas NoratLPts: 2x2, AdvPhoenix OpenABSSF2022
33761Gabriel OliveiraGabriel OliveiraLPts: 2x0Phoenix NGOO97KGSF2022
25689Michael EstesWShort chokeSub May DayABSN/A2021
25690Justin FabacWKatagatameSub May DayABSN/A2021
25692Jacob CouchWShort chokeSub May DayABSF2021
25698Justin FabacWKimuraSS May Day GIABS4F2021
25700Nate FentonWBow and arrowSS May Day GIABSSF2021
25702Kieran KichukKieran KichukWInjurySS May Day GIABSF2021
25974Caio CaetanoCaio CaetanoWKatagatameN.Orleans OpenO100KGF2021
25982Giancarlo BodoniGiancarlo BodoniWPts: 0x0, AdvN.Orleans OpenABSSF2021
25983Caio CaetanoCaio CaetanoWPts: 12x2N.Orleans OpenABSF2021
26544Renato TagliariWPts: 0x0, AdvBoise Open100KGF2021
26547Renato TagliariWPts: 9x0Boise OpenABSSF2021
26653Victor BarretoWChoke from backAmerican NatsO100KGSF2021
26657Victor BarretoWChoke from backAmerican NatsABS4F2021
26946Jose MunozWArmbarF2W 178100KGSPF2021
27014Marlon TanakaWViolin armlockPhoenix OpenABS4F2021
27017Antonio ZuazoWRNCPhoenix OpenABSSF2021
27018Jake WatsonJake WatsonWPts: 0x0, AdvPhoenix OpenABSF2021
27029Yuri SantosWPts: 13x0Phoenix NGOO97KGF2021
27030Damon MorganWPts: 25x0Phoenix NGOABSR12021
27032Estevan GarciaWKatagatamePhoenix NGOABS4F2021
27033Kevin BerbrichWAmericanaPhoenix NGOABSSF2021
27473Diego RamalhoDiego RamalhoWChoke from backPan AmericanABS8F2021
27480Mathias LunaMathias LunaWPts: 5x0Pan AmericanABS4F2021
28291Guilherme CordiviolaGuilherme CordiviolaWRNCNoGi WorldsO97KG8F2021
28899P. ShaghouliWPts: 8x0ADCC EC TrialsO99KGR12021
30879Marcus GuedesWArmbarLA OpenO100KGSF2022
30881Marcelo GomideMarcelo GomideWChoke from backLA OpenO100KGF2022
30886Piter FrankWN/ALA OpenABS4F2022
31192Lucas PollardWPointsBoise OpenO100KGRR2022
31217Alex MyersWPts: 2x0ADCC WC TrialsO99KGR12022
31221Damon RogersWPts: 6x0ADCC WC TrialsO99KGR22022
31970Manny GomezWSubmissionWarrior ChallengerABSR12022
31976Fellipe TrovoFellipe TrovoWPts: 5x0Warrior ChallengerABS4F2022
31977Ty FreemanWPointsWarrior ChallengerABSSF2022
33734Gabriel OliveiraGabriel OliveiraWKimuraPhoenix OpenO100KGF2022
33741Marcos OliveiraMarcos OliveiraWChoke from backPhoenix OpenABS4F2022

Austin Baker Performance at Sub Spectrum 2021

 

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