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Adam Benayoun

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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

29 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    14 (48%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    5 (17%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    9 (31%)
  • BY DECISION
    1 (3%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

9 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Triangle
33
3
#86e620
Submission
11
1
#5AD3D1
Armbar
11
1
#d1212a
Omoplata
11
1
#fad11b
Katagatame
11
1
#f58822
Anaconda choke
11
1
#224aba
Bow and arrow
11
1
9
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
18 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    6 (33%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    2 (11%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    4 (22%)
  • BY DECISION
    6 (33%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

4 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
Arm in Ezekiel
25
1
#86e620
Kneebar
25
1
#5AD3D1
Choke from back
25
1
#d1212a
5050 armbar
25
1
4
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Adam Benayoun Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
14984Chris KriebelLReferee DecisionAtlanta W. Open70KG4F2018
15527Thiago MacedoThiago MacedoLPointsChicago Sp. Open70KGSF2018
15710Frederico AlvesLPts: 2x2, AdvWashington SPO70KG4F2018
15827Silvio DuranSilvio DuranLPts: 8x6Atlanta Sp. Open70KGF2018
15833Thomas KeenanLArm in EzekielAtlanta Sp. OpenABSSF2018
16988Matheus GonzagaMatheus GonzagaLPointsBoston SM. Open70KGF2018
17339Pablo MantovaniPablo MantovaniLKneebarNo Gi Pan Am.67KGSF2018
17779Paulo MiyaoPaulo MiyaoLPts: 9x4Miami Fall Open70KGF2018
18003Felipe LinharesFelipe LinharesLChoke from backCharlotte Open70KGF2018
18029T. RuotoloLReferee DecisionADCC EC Trials66KG4F2018
18493Thiago MacedoThiago MacedoLReferee DecisionNoGi Worlds67KGR22018
19060Matheus GonzagaMatheus GonzagaLAdvAtlanta W. Open70KGSF2019
19136Gabriel SousaGabriel SousaLPointsUS Continental69KGF2019
19236Igor MocaiberLReferee DecisionCanada ProABSSF2019
23020Yuta ShimadaYuta ShimadaLReferee DecisionAtlanta WO70KGF2020
23315Silvio DuranSilvio DuranLN/AKansas Open70KGSF2020
23883Thiago MacedoThiago MacedoL5050 armbarPan American70KG8F2020
24197Francisco CuneoLReferee DecisionNo Gi Pan Am.73KG4F2020
15489Reuben SagmanWTriangleCanada Nat. Pro69KGSF2018
15490Thiago BarbosaWPts: 0x0, AdvCanada Nat. Pro69KGF2018
15494Chris BumgardnerWTriangleCopa Virginia76KGSF2018
15495Scott DanceWOmoplataCopa Virginia76KGF2018
15826Fred AlvesWPts: 2x2, AdvAtlanta Sp. Open70KGSF2018
15832Christopher CarmoWPts: 12x8Atlanta Sp. OpenABS4F2018
15904Silvio DuranSilvio DuranWAdvNY Spring Open70KG4F2018
15906Tiago RibeiroWTriangleNY Spring Open70KGSF2018
15907Matheus GonzagaMatheus GonzagaWAdvNY Spring Open70KGF2018
16987Joshua PresleyWN/ABoston SM. Open70KGSF2018
17778Daniel PaulinoWKatagatameMiami Fall Open70KGSF2018
18001Charles MurdockWN/ACharlotte Open70KGSF2018
18016M. ZindlerWAnaconda chokeADCC EC Trials66KGR12018
18026Cole FransonCole FransonWReferee DecisionADCC EC Trials66KG8F2018
18354Spencer NogawaWN/ADenver Open70KGSF2018
18356Brandon WalenskyBrandon WalenskyWPointsDenver Open70KGF2018
18486Tomoshige SeraWPts: 8x4NoGi Worlds67KGR12018
19057Orlando AndavizaWN/AAtlanta W. Open70KG4F2019
19135Luan da SilvaWN/AUS Continental69KGRR2019
19234Jon LauWPts: 2x0Canada Pro70KGSF2019
19235Reuben SagmanWBow and arrowCanada Pro70KGF2019
19237Reuben SagmanWSubmissionCanada ProABS3RD2019
23017Giovani MarceloWPts: 2x2, AdvAtlanta WO70KG4F2020
23019Emilio HernandezEmilio HernandezWArmbarAtlanta WO70KGSF2020
23312Victor PaschoalWPointsKansas Open70KG4F2020
23736Edward HohlWPointsOklahoma Open70KGSF2020
23738Samuel NagaiSamuel NagaiWPts: 6x2Oklahoma Open70KGF2020
23880Edward HohlWPts: 4x2Pan American70KGR12020
24195Mauricio GomezWPts: 2x0No Gi Pan Am.73KGR12020

Adam Benayoun Loop Chokes Highlight

 

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