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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

Nickname: N/A

Lineage: C. Gracie > H. Gracie > Rolls Gracie > Romero Cavalcanti > Rodrigo Medeiros > Felipe Costa > Ryan Hall > Adam Benayoun

Main Achievements:

  • 1st Place IBJJF New York Spring Open (2018)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Oklahoma Open (2020)
  • 1st Place UAEJJF Canada Pro (2018/2019)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF Pan No-Gi Championship (2018)

Main Achievements (Colored Belts):

  • 1st Place IBJJF Pan Championship (2016 brown, 2014 purple)
  • 1st Place IBJJF European Open (2016 brown)
  • 2nd Place UAEJJF Abu Dhabi World Pro (2015 brown)

Favorite Position/Technique: Triangle Choke

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

Team/Association: Fifty/50 Martial Arts Academy

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 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

50 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    21 (42%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    5 (10%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    19 (38%)
  • BY DECISION
    3 (6%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY EBI/OT
    2 (4%)

19 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Triangle
16
3
#86e620
Armbar
11
2
#5AD3D1
RNC
11
2
#d1212a
Darce choke
11
2
#fad11b
Inside heel hook
11
2
#f58822
Anaconda choke
11
2
#224aba
Verbal tap
5
1
#ff9124
Estima lock
5
1
#bf1f6c
Omoplata
5
1
#22c9a5
Katagatame
5
1
#fad223
Bow and arrow
5
1
#03861f
Submission
5
1
19
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
22 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    6 (27%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    3 (14%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    4 (18%)
  • BY DECISION
    8 (36%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY EBI/OT
    1 (5%)

4 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
Arm in Ezekiel
25
1
#86e620
Kneebar
25
1
#5AD3D1
Choke from back
25
1
#d1212a
50/50 armbar
25
1
4
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Adam Benayoun Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
15035Chris KriebelLReferee DecisionAtlanta W. Open70KG4F2018
15578Thiago MacedoThiago MacedoLPointsChicago Sp. Open70KGSF2018
15761Frederico AlvesLPts: 2x2, AdvWashington SPO70KG4F2018
15878Silvio DuranSilvio DuranLPts: 8x6Atlanta Sp. Open70KGF2018
15884Thomas KeenanLArm in EzekielAtlanta Sp. OpenABSSF2018
17041Matheus GonzagaMatheus GonzagaLPointsBoston SMO70KGF2018
17400Pablo MantovaniPablo MantovaniLKneebarNo Gi Pan Am.67KGSF2018
17840Paulo MiyaoPaulo MiyaoLPts: 9x4Miami FO70KGF2018
18070Felipe LinharesFelipe LinharesLChoke from backCharlotte Open70KGF2018
18102T. RuotoloLReferee DecisionADCC EC Trials66KG4F2018
18575Thiago MacedoThiago MacedoLReferee DecisionNoGi Worlds67KGR22018
19160Matheus GonzagaMatheus GonzagaLAdvAtlanta WO70KGSF2019
19236Gabriel SousaGabriel SousaLPointsUS Continental69KGF2019
19336Igor MocaiberLReferee DecisionCanada ProABSSF2019
23200Yuta ShimadaYuta ShimadaLReferee DecisionAtlanta WO70KGF2020
23514Silvio DuranSilvio DuranLN/AKansas Open70KGSF2020
24104Thiago MacedoThiago MacedoL50/50 armbarPan American70KG8F2020
24426Francisco CuneoFrancisco CuneoLReferee DecisionNo Gi Pan Am.73KG4F2020
28175Diego OliveiraDiego OliveiraLPts: 0x0, AdvNoGi Worlds67KG4F2021
28746Junny OcasioJunny OcasioLReferee DecisionADCC EC Trials66KGR42021
30785Kieran KichukKieran KichukLEBI/OTEmerald City70KGF2022
31405Josh CisnerosJosh CisnerosLReferee DecisionADCC WC Trials66KG8F2022
15540Reuben SagmanWTriangleCanada Nat. Pro69KGSF2018
15541Thiago BarbosaWPts: 0x0, AdvCanada Nat. Pro69KGF2018
15545Chris BumgardnerWTriangleCopa Virginia76KGSF2018
15546Scott DanceWOmoplataCopa Virginia76KGF2018
15877Fred AlvesWPts: 2x2, AdvAtlanta Sp. Open70KGSF2018
15883Christopher CarmoWPts: 12x8Atlanta Sp. OpenABS4F2018
15955Silvio DuranSilvio DuranWAdvNY Spring Open70KG4F2018
15957Tiago RibeiroWTriangleNY Spring Open70KGSF2018
15958Matheus GonzagaMatheus GonzagaWAdvNY Spring Open70KGF2018
17040Joshua PresleyWN/ABoston SMO70KGSF2018
17839Daniel PaulinoWKatagatameMiami FO70KGSF2018
18068Charles MurdockWN/ACharlotte Open70KGSF2018
18086M. ZindlerWAnaconda chokeADCC EC Trials66KGR12018
18098Cole FransonCole FransonWReferee DecisionADCC EC Trials66KG8F2018
18437Spencer NogawaWN/ADenver Open70KGSF2018
18439Brandon WalenskyBrandon WalenskyWPointsDenver Open70KGF2018
18568Tomoshige SeraWPts: 8x4NoGi Worlds67KGR12018
19157Orlando AndavizaWPointsAtlanta WO70KG4F2019
19235Luan da SilvaWN/AUS Continental69KGRR2019
19334Jon LauWPts: 2x0Canada Pro70KGSF2019
19335Reuben SagmanWBow and arrowCanada Pro70KGF2019
19337Reuben SagmanWSubmissionCanada ProABS3RD2019
23197Giovani MarceloWPts: 2x2, AdvAtlanta WO70KG4F2020
23199Emilio HernandezEmilio HernandezWArmbarAtlanta WO70KGSF2020
23511Victor PaschoalWPointsKansas Open70KG4F2020
23953Edward HohlWPointsOklahoma Open70KGSF2020
23955Samuel NagaiSamuel NagaiWPts: 6x2Oklahoma Open70KGF2020
24101Edward HohlWPts: 4x2Pan American70KGR12020
24424Mauricio GomezWPts: 2x0No Gi Pan Am.73KGR12020
25408Marcus BeddorMarcus BeddorWPointsOrlando NGO67KG4F2021
25410Suraj BudhramWPointsOrlando NGO67KGSF2021
25411Orlando CastilloWVerbal tapOrlando NGO67KGF2021
26575Jordan HolyWPoints3CG MW GP73KGSPF2021
27115Kieran DavernD---Polaris SquadsABSRR2021
27128Bradley HillD---Polaris SquadsABSRR2021
27137Jed HueD---Polaris SquadsABSRR2021
28170Elijah TagalogWPts: 10x0NoGi Worlds67KG8F2021
28632Felipe MakotoWEstima lockNashville NGO67KG4F2021
28633Huthayfah PenneyWRNCNashville NGO67KGSF2021
28635Emilio HernandezEmilio HernandezWRNCNashville NGO67KGF2021
28712Kaleb WatsWDarce chokeADCC EC Trials66KGR12021
28725Joey DiehlWPts: 2x0ADCC EC Trials66KGR22021
28737Samson SausserWReferee DecisionADCC EC Trials66KGR32021
29894Miha PerhavecWPts: 4x2Austin WNGOABSSF2022
29895Austin OrandayWReferee DecisionAustin WNGOABSF2022
30425Dany VegaWDarce chokeN. Orleans NGO73KGRR2022
30426Damion OrandayDamion OrandayWInside heel hookN. Orleans NGO73KGF2022
30780Gabriel SousaGabriel SousaWEBI/OTEmerald City70KG4F2022
30783Jon CalestineJon CalestineWEBI/OTEmerald City70KGSF2022
31368Easton FarrWAnaconda chokeADCC WC Trials66KGR12022
31383Riley GoldenWInside heel hookADCC WC Trials66KGR22022
31399Kristofer ArreyWArmbarADCC WC Trials66KGR32022
31404Cameron MellottWPts: 3x0ADCC WC Trials66KGR42022

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