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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

40 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    19 (48%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    5 (13%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    14 (35%)
  • BY DECISION
    2 (5%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

14 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Triangle
21
3
#86e620
RNC
14
2
#5AD3D1
Omoplata
7
1
#d1212a
Katagatame
7
1
#fad11b
Anaconda choke
7
1
#f58822
Bow and arrow
7
1
#224aba
Submission
7
1
#ff9124
Armbar
7
1
#bf1f6c
Verbal tap
7
1
#22c9a5
Estima lock
7
1
#fad223
Darce choke
7
1
14
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
20 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    6 (30%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    3 (15%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    4 (20%)
  • BY DECISION
    7 (35%)
  • 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
50/50 armbar
25
1
4
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Adam Benayoun Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
15011Chris KriebelLReferee DecisionAtlanta W. Open70KG4F2018
15554Thiago MacedoThiago MacedoLPointsChicago Sp. Open70KGSF2018
15737Frederico AlvesLPts: 2x2, AdvWashington SPO70KG4F2018
15854Silvio DuranSilvio DuranLPts: 8x6Atlanta Sp. Open70KGF2018
15860Thomas KeenanLArm in EzekielAtlanta Sp. OpenABSSF2018
17015Matheus GonzagaMatheus GonzagaLPointsBoston SM. Open70KGF2018
17373Pablo MantovaniPablo MantovaniLKneebarNo Gi Pan Am.67KGSF2018
17813Paulo MiyaoPaulo MiyaoLPts: 9x4Miami FO70KGF2018
18042Felipe LinharesFelipe LinharesLChoke from backCharlotte Open70KGF2018
18070T. RuotoloLReferee DecisionADCC EC Trials66KG4F2018
18543Thiago MacedoThiago MacedoLReferee DecisionNoGi Worlds67KGR22018
19122Matheus GonzagaMatheus GonzagaLAdvAtlanta WO70KGSF2019
19198Gabriel SousaGabriel SousaLPointsUS Continental69KGF2019
19298Igor MocaiberLReferee DecisionCanada ProABSSF2019
23134Yuta ShimadaYuta ShimadaLReferee DecisionAtlanta WO70KGF2020
23445Silvio DuranSilvio DuranLN/AKansas Open70KGSF2020
24027Thiago MacedoThiago MacedoL50/50 armbarPan American70KG8F2020
24345Francisco CuneoFrancisco CuneoLReferee DecisionNo Gi Pan Am.73KG4F2020
28061Diego OliveiraDiego OliveiraLPts: 0x0, AdvNoGi Worlds67KG4F2021
28633Junny OcasioJunny OcasioLReferee DecisionADCC EC Trials66KGR42021
15516Reuben SagmanWTriangleCanada Nat. Pro69KGSF2018
15517Thiago BarbosaWPts: 0x0, AdvCanada Nat. Pro69KGF2018
15521Chris BumgardnerWTriangleCopa Virginia76KGSF2018
15522Scott DanceWOmoplataCopa Virginia76KGF2018
15853Fred AlvesWPts: 2x2, AdvAtlanta Sp. Open70KGSF2018
15859Christopher CarmoWPts: 12x8Atlanta Sp. OpenABS4F2018
15931Silvio DuranSilvio DuranWAdvNY Spring Open70KG4F2018
15933Tiago RibeiroWTriangleNY Spring Open70KGSF2018
15934Matheus GonzagaMatheus GonzagaWAdvNY Spring Open70KGF2018
17014Joshua PresleyWN/ABoston SM. Open70KGSF2018
17812Daniel PaulinoWKatagatameMiami FO70KGSF2018
18040Charles MurdockWN/ACharlotte Open70KGSF2018
18057M. ZindlerWAnaconda chokeADCC EC Trials66KGR12018
18067Cole FransonCole FransonWReferee DecisionADCC EC Trials66KG8F2018
18404Spencer NogawaWN/ADenver Open70KGSF2018
18406Brandon WalenskyBrandon WalenskyWPointsDenver Open70KGF2018
18536Tomoshige SeraWPts: 8x4NoGi Worlds67KGR12018
19119Orlando AndavizaWPointsAtlanta WO70KG4F2019
19197Luan da SilvaWN/AUS Continental69KGRR2019
19296Jon LauWPts: 2x0Canada Pro70KGSF2019
19297Reuben SagmanWBow and arrowCanada Pro70KGF2019
19299Reuben SagmanWSubmissionCanada ProABS3RD2019
23131Giovani MarceloWPts: 2x2, AdvAtlanta WO70KG4F2020
23133Emilio HernandezEmilio HernandezWArmbarAtlanta WO70KGSF2020
23442Victor PaschoalWPointsKansas Open70KG4F2020
23879Edward HohlWPointsOklahoma Open70KGSF2020
23881Samuel NagaiSamuel NagaiWPts: 6x2Oklahoma Open70KGF2020
24024Edward HohlWPts: 4x2Pan American70KGR12020
24343Mauricio GomezWPts: 2x0No Gi Pan Am.73KGR12020
25310Marcus BeddorMarcus BeddorWPointsOrlando NGO67KG4F2021
25312Suraj BudhramWPointsOrlando NGO67KGSF2021
25313Orlando CastilloWVerbal tapOrlando NGO67KGF2021
26470Jordan HolyWPoints3CG MW GP73KGSPF2021
27008Kieran DavernD---Polaris SquadsABSRR2021
27021Bradley HillD---Polaris SquadsABSRR2021
27030Jed HueD---Polaris SquadsABSRR2021
28056Elijah TagalogWPts: 10x0NoGi Worlds67KG8F2021
28519Felipe MakotoWEstima lockNashville NGO67KG4F2021
28520Huthayfah PenneyWRNCNashville NGO67KGSF2021
28522Emilio HernandezEmilio HernandezWRNCNashville NGO67KGF2021
28599Kaleb WatsWDarce chokeADCC EC Trials66KGR12021
28612Joey DiehlWPts: 2x0ADCC EC Trials66KGR22021
28624Samson SausserWReferee DecisionADCC EC Trials66KGR32021

Adam Benayoun Loop Chokes Highlight

 

High Percentage Chokes  Instructional by Lachlan Giles

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