Adam Benayoun is a Brazilian jiu jitsu black belt under Ryan Hall and a representative of the Fifty/50 Martial Arts Academy in the sport’s international circuit, having also worked extensively with Marcelo Garcia, Fábio Clemente, Lucas Lepri and Babs Olusanmokun. Benayoun became known by BJJ mainstream media and fans while competing in the lower belt divisions where he conquered IBJJF Pan American and European titles.
Adam Benayoun Jiu Jitsu
Full Name: Adam Benayoun
- IBJJF New York Spring Int. Open Champion (2018)
- UAEJJF Canada Pro Champion (2018)
- IBJJF Pans No-Gi Championship 3rd Place (2018)
Main Achievements (Colored Belts):
- IBJJF Pan American Champion (2016 brown, 2014 purple)
- IBJJF European Champion (2016 brown)
- UAEJJF Abu Dhabi World Pro 2nd Place (2015 brown)
- IBJJF New York BJJ Pro Champion (2015 brown, 2014 purple)
- IBJJF Boston Summer Int. Open (2015 brown)
- IBJJF New York Summer Int. Open Champion (2014 brown)
- IBJJF Charlotte Int. Open Champion (2017 brown)
Favorite Position/Technique: Triangle Choke
Weight Division: Peso Pena (70,00 kg / 154.5 lbs)
Team/Association: Fifty/50 Martial Arts Academy
Merchandise: Adam Benayoun Loop Chokes [On Demand]
Adam Benayoun Biography
Adam Benayoun was born on July 19, 1990 in New York City, state of New York – United States of America.
Although he was introduced to martial arts at the age of 7, this was at an after school karate kids class and the activity kept Adam’s attention to a minimum. He would later become invested in track and field during middle school, becoming a regional level athlete before finding his true calling in 2008 – jiu jitsu.
At the time (2008) Adam Benayoun was a big mixed martial arts (MMA) fan, with the grappling aspect of the sport raising his curiosity in particular. As the interest grew Benayoun decided to join a jiu jitsu academy and learn the trade, choosing Fábio Clemente‘s Alliance NYC for that effect.
Benayoun’s first instructors were big names of the sport such as Fábio Clemente and Lucas Lepri, as well as Clemente’s team associate Babs Olusanmokun. It was with this group that Adam progressed up to purple belt, a time when he joined the neighboring Alliance Academy of Marcelo Garcia – who had also spent time coaching at Clemente’s. It was Marcelinho who promoted Adam Benayoung to brown belt, and it was also at MGA that the young New Yorker started making his mark in the sport through his wins at the IBJJF European Open and Pans.
Adam’s relationship with Ryan Hall started back at Clemente’s academy when Benayoun was a blue belt. Much of the young competitor’s guard was based on Hall’s well known style – a submission oriented open guard with a strong elements of inverted guard. As a brown belt Adam visited Ryan’s academy (50/50 Jiu Jitsu) and thoroughly enjoyed the experience, revisiting the gym many times from then on. He was eventually invited to become part of the team staff as a coach, an offer accepted by Benayoun.
On December 20, 2017 Ryan Hall promoted Adam Benayoun to black belt, a ceremony that took place in Virginia, USA.
Adam Benayoun Grappling Record
4 SUBMISSIONS WINS
2 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES
Adam Benayoun Fight History
|14517||Chris Kriebel||L||Referee Decision||Atlanta W. Open||70KG||4F||2018|
|15013||Thiago MacedoThiago Macedo||L||Points||Chicago Sp. Open||70KG||SF||2018|
|15166||Frederico Alves||L||Pts: 2x2, Adv||Washington Open||70KG||4F||2018|
|15275||Silvio DuranSilvio Duran||L||Pts: 8x6||Atlanta Sp. Open||70KG||F||2018|
|15280||Thomas Keenan||L||Arm in ezekiel||Atlanta Sp. Open||ABS||SF||2018|
|16336||Matheus GonzagaMatheus Gonzaga||L||Points||Boston SM. Open||70KG||F||2018|
|16614||Pablo MantovaniPablo Mantovani||L||Kneebar||No Gi Pan Am.||67KG||SF||2018|
|14985||Reuben Sagman||W||Triangle||Canada Nat. Pro||69KG||SF||2018|
|14986||Thiago Barbosa||W||Pts: 0x0, Adv||Canada Nat. Pro||69KG||F||2018|
|14990||Chris Bumgardner||W||Triangle||Copa Virginia||76KG||SF||2018|
|14991||Scott Dance||W||Omoplata||Copa Virginia||76KG||F||2018|
|15274||Fred Alves||W||Pts: 2x2, Adv||Atlanta Sp. Open||70KG||SF||2018|
|15279||Christopher Carmo||W||Pts: 12x8||Atlanta Sp. Open||ABS||4F||2018|
|15339||Silvio DuranSilvio Duran||W||Adv||NY Spring Open||70KG||4F||2018|
|15341||Tiago Ribeiro||W||Triangle||NY Spring Open||70KG||SF||2018|
|15342||Matheus GonzagaMatheus Gonzaga||W||Adv||NY Spring Open||70KG||F||2018|
|16335||Joshua Presley||W||N/A||Boston SM. Open||70KG||SF||2018|
Adam Benayoun Loop Chokes Highlight