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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
Short choke
7
2
#f58822
Kimura
7
2
#224aba
Submission
7
2
#ff9124
Cross choke
4
1
#bf1f6c
Bow and arrow
4
1
#22c9a5
Violin armlock
4
1
#fad223
Americana
4
1
#03861f
Choke
4
1
28
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
38 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    21 (55%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    3 (8%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    10 (26%)
  • BY DECISION
    2 (5%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY EBI/OT
    1 (3%)

10 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
Inside heel hook
20
2
#86e620
No arm triangle
10
1
#5AD3D1
Ezekiel
10
1
#d1212a
Triangle
10
1
#fad11b
Aoki lock
10
1
#f58822
Cachecol choke
10
1
#224aba
Armbar
10
1
#ff9124
Calf slicer
10
1
#bf1f6c
Straight ankle lock
10
1
10
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Austin Baker Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
25825Diego FerreiraLPts: 4x2Houston OpenO100KGSF2021
26599Ronaldo JuniorRonaldo JuniorLPts: 2x0Boise OpenABSF2021
26706Fellipe AndrewFellipe AndrewLPts: 33x0American NatsO100KGF2021
26712Bruno LimaBruno LimaLPts: 7x0American NatsABSSF2021
26760John HansenLPts: 13x4American NGNO97KGSF2021
26764Bruno LimaBruno LimaLPts: 7x4American NGNABSR12021
27086Andre PorfirioAndre PorfirioLNo arm trianglePhoenix NGOABSF2021
27275Max GimenisMax GimenisLPts: 11x4Grand Slam MIA120KG4F2021
27280Helton JoseHelton JoseLPts: 2x1Grand Slam MIA120KG3RD2021
27536Fellipe AndrewFellipe AndrewLPts: 6x0Pan AmericanABSSF2021
27651Rodrigo RibeiroRodrigo RibeiroLPts: 4x0Pan AmericanO100KG4F2021
28346Roberto AbreuRoberto AbreuLPts: 0x0, AdvNoGi WorldsO97KG4F2021
28957Damon RamosLInjuryADCC EC TrialsO99KGR22021
30990Mathias LunaMathias LunaLPointsLA OpenABSSF2022
31296Kristof SzucsKristof SzucsLEzekielBoise OpenO100KGF2022
31329Michael PezzutoLPts: 5x0ADCC WC TrialsO99KG8F2022
32083Jansen GomesJansen GomesLPts: 5x0Warrior ChallengerABSF2022
33452Gabriel OliveiraGabriel OliveiraLReferee DecisionAmerican Nat.O100KGSF2022
33455Marcos LopesLPts: 6x0American Nat.ABSR12022
33906Lucas NoratLucas NoratLPts: 2x2, AdvPhoenix OpenABSSF2022
33924Gabriel OliveiraGabriel OliveiraLPts: 2x0Phoenix NGOO97KGSF2022
35218Giancarlo BodoniGiancarlo BodoniLEBI/OTEBI 20ABSR12022
35227Nick RodriguezNick RodriguezLTriangleEBI 20ABSSF2022
35300Andre PorfirioAndre PorfirioLAoki lockEBI QualifierABSF2022
36028Daniel ManasoiuLInside heel hookEmrald CI 5ABSF2022
36797Freddy VosgroneLInside heel hookNoGi WorldsABSR12022
36940Roberto AbreuRoberto AbreuLPts: 39x0NoGi WorldsO97KG4F2022
40493Alexander TransAlexander TransLPts: 5x3World Champ.O100KG4F2023
40599Davi CabralDavi CabralLPts: 5x0World Champ.ABS8F2023
41804Mateus RodriguesMateus RodriguesLPts: 0x0, AdvPhoenix OpenABSF2023
41813Mathias LunaMathias LunaLReferee DecisionPhoenix NGOABS4F2023
43462Guilherme AugustoGuilherme AugustoLPts: 2x0NoGi PanO97KG4F2023
44061Igor SchneiderIgor SchneiderLCachecol chokeOC OpenO100KGF2023
45820Roosevelt SousaRoosevelt SousaLArmbarNoGi WorldO97KG4F2023
45836Francisco LoFrancisco LoLCalf slicerNoGi WorldABSR22023
48028Gutemberg PereiraGutemberg PereiraLPts: 6x0Pan AmericanO100KG4F2024
48357Nick PicaLPts: 6x0ADCC WC TrialsO99KG4F2024
50493Giancarlo BodoniGiancarlo BodoniLStraight ankle lockEBI 21ABSR12024
25734Michael EstesWShort chokeSub May DayABSN/A2021
25735Justin FabacWKatagatameSub May DayABSN/A2021
25737J. CouchWShort chokeSub May DayABSF2021
25743Justin FabacWKimuraSS May Day GIABS4F2021
25745Nate FentonWBow and arrowSS May Day GIABSSF2021
25747Kieran KichukKieran KichukWInjurySS May Day GIABSF2021
26024Caio CaetanoCaio CaetanoWKatagatameN.Orleans OpenO100KGF2021
26032Giancarlo BodoniGiancarlo BodoniWPts: 0x0, AdvN.Orleans OpenABSSF2021
26033Caio CaetanoCaio CaetanoWPts: 12x2N.Orleans OpenABSF2021
26595Renato TagliariWPts: 0x0, AdvBoise Open100KGF2021
26598Renato TagliariWPts: 9x0Boise OpenABSSF2021
26704Victor BarretoWChoke from backAmerican NatsO100KGSF2021
26708Victor BarretoWChoke from backAmerican NatsABS4F2021
26997Jose MunozWArmbarF2W 178100KGSPF2021
27065Marlon TanakaWViolin armlockPhoenix OpenABS4F2021
27068Antonio ZuazoWRNCPhoenix OpenABSSF2021
27069Jake WatsonJake WatsonWPts: 0x0, AdvPhoenix OpenABSF2021
27080Yuri SantosWPts: 13x0Phoenix NGOO97KGF2021
27081Damon MorganWPts: 25x0Phoenix NGOABSR12021
27083Estevan GarciaWKatagatamePhoenix NGOABS4F2021
27084Kevin BerbrichWAmericanaPhoenix NGOABSSF2021
27524Diego RamalhoDiego RamalhoWChoke from backPan AmericanABS8F2021
27531Mathias LunaMathias LunaWPts: 5x0Pan AmericanABS4F2021
28343Guilherme CordiviolaGuilherme CordiviolaWRNCNoGi WorldsO97KG8F2021
28954P. ShaghouliWPts: 8x0ADCC EC TrialsO99KGR12021
30981Marcus GuedesWArmbarLA OpenO100KGSF2022
30983Marcelo GomideMarcelo GomideWChoke from backLA OpenO100KGF2022
30988Piter FrankWN/ALA OpenABS4F2022
31294Lucas PollardWPointsBoise OpenO100KGRR2022
31319Alex MyersWPts: 2x0ADCC WC TrialsO99KGR12022
31323Damon RogersWPts: 6x0ADCC WC TrialsO99KGR22022
32074Manny GomezWSubmissionWarrior ChallengerABSR12022
32080Fellipe TrovoFellipe TrovoWPts: 5x0Warrior ChallengerABS4F2022
32081Ty FreemanWPointsWarrior ChallengerABSSF2022
33897Gabriel OliveiraGabriel OliveiraWKimuraPhoenix OpenO100KGF2022
33904Marcos OliveiraMarcos OliveiraWChoke from backPhoenix OpenABS4F2022
35224Andrew KimlerWArmbarEBI 20ABS4F2022
36025Steve JoachimWArmbarEmrald CI 5ABS4F2022
36027Franco PanaWKatagatameEmrald CI 5ABSSF2022
36937Javier ZaruskiJavier ZaruskiWPts: 28x0NoGi WorldsO97KG8F2022
38036Wilson AlmeidaWN/ALA OpenO100KGSF2023
38038Mateus RodriguesMateus RodriguesWChokeLA OpenO100KGF2023
40489Kjetil LydvoKjetil LydvoWPts: 17x7World Champ.O100KG8F2023
40595Thomas BracherWPts: 7x6World Champ.ABSR12023
41800Guilherme SampaioWCross chokePhoenix OpenABS4F2023
41802Mathias LunaMathias LunaWPts: 2x0Phoenix OpenABSSF2023
41811Helton JoseHelton JoseWReferee DecisionPhoenix NGOO97KGF2023
45819Sean GolbsyWN/ANoGi WorldO97KGR12023
48025Kalum KlausnerWPts: 10x3Pan AmericanO100KGR12024
48337Adam AttiaWRNCADCC WC TrialsO99KGR12024
48343Dylan HoganWPts: 6x0ADCC WC TrialsO99KGR22024
48354Cody GambleWPts: 5x0ADCC WC TrialsO99KG8F2024
50058Garrett StanlickWRNCADCC PheonixABS4F2024
50061Helton JoseHelton JoseWPts: 3x0ADCC PheonixABSSF2024
50062Fellipe TrovoFellipe TrovoWSubmissionADCC PheonixABSF2024

Austin Baker Performance at Sub Spectrum 2021

 

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