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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: Mitsuyo Maeda > Carlos Gracie > Helio Gracie > Rolls Gracie > Romero Cavalcanti > Rodrigo Medeiros > Felipe Costa > Ryan Hall > Adam Benayoun

Main Achievements:

  • IBJJF New York Spring Int. Open Champion (2018)
  • UAEJJF Canada Pro Champion (2018/2019)
  • 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

25 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    10 (40%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    5 (20%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    9 (36%)
  • BY DECISION
    1 (4%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

9 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Triangle
33
3
#86e620
Omoplata
11
1
#5AD3D1
Katagatame
11
1
#d1212a
Anaconda choke
11
1
#fad11b
Bow and arrow
11
1
#f58822
Submission
11
1
#224aba
Armbar
11
1
9
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
16 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    6 (38%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    2 (13%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    3 (19%)
  • BY DECISION
    5 (31%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

3 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
Arm in Ezekiel
33
1
#86e620
Kneebar
33
1
#5AD3D1
Choke from back
33
1
3
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Adam Benayoun Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
14938Chris KriebelLReferee DecisionAtlanta W. Open70KG4F2018
15482Thiago MacedoThiago MacedoLPointsChicago Sp. Open70KGSF2018
15665Frederico AlvesLPts: 2x2, AdvWashington SPO70KG4F2018
15782Silvio DuranSilvio DuranLPts: 8x6Atlanta Sp. Open70KGF2018
15788Thomas KeenanLArm in EzekielAtlanta Sp. OpenABSSF2018
16929Matheus GonzagaMatheus GonzagaLPointsBoston SM. Open70KGF2018
17275Pablo MantovaniPablo MantovaniLKneebarNo Gi Pan Am.67KGSF2018
17708Paulo MiyaoPaulo MiyaoLPts: 9x4Miami Fall Open70KGF2018
17930Felipe LinharesFelipe LinharesLChoke from backCharlotte Open70KGF2018
17956T. RuotoloLReferee DecisionADCC EC Trials66KG4F2018
18412Thiago MacedoThiago MacedoLReferee DecisionNoGi Worlds67KGR22018
18972Matheus GonzagaMatheus GonzagaLAdvAtlanta W. Open70KGSF2019
19046Gabriel SousaGabriel SousaLPointsUS Continental69KGF2019
19142Igor MocaiberLReferee DecisionCanada ProABSSF2019
22790Yuta ShimadaYuta ShimadaLReferee DecisionAtlanta WO70KGF2020
23061Silvio DuranSilvio DuranLN/AKansas Open70KGSF2020
15444Reuben SagmanWTriangleCanada Nat. Pro69KGSF2018
15445Thiago BarbosaWPts: 0x0, AdvCanada Nat. Pro69KGF2018
15449Chris BumgardnerWTriangleCopa Virginia76KGSF2018
15450Scott DanceWOmoplataCopa Virginia76KGF2018
15781Fred AlvesWPts: 2x2, AdvAtlanta Sp. Open70KGSF2018
15787Christopher CarmoWPts: 12x8Atlanta Sp. OpenABS4F2018
15859Silvio DuranSilvio DuranWAdvNY Spring Open70KG4F2018
15861Tiago RibeiroWTriangleNY Spring Open70KGSF2018
15862Matheus GonzagaMatheus GonzagaWAdvNY Spring Open70KGF2018
16928Joshua PresleyWN/ABoston SM. Open70KGSF2018
17707Daniel PaulinoWKatagatameMiami Fall Open70KGSF2018
17928Charles MurdockWN/ACharlotte Open70KGSF2018
17943M. ZindlerWAnaconda chokeADCC EC Trials66KGR12018
17953Cole FransonCole FransonWReferee DecisionADCC EC Trials66KG8F2018
18275Spencer NogawaWN/ADenver Open70KGSF2018
18277Brandon WalenskyBrandon WalenskyWPointsDenver Open70KGF2018
18405Tomoshige SeraWPts: 8x4NoGi Worlds67KGR12018
18969Orlando AndavizaWN/AAtlanta W. Open70KG4F2019
19045Luan da SilvaWN/AUS Continental69KGRR2019
19140Jon LauWPts: 2x0Canada Pro70KGSF2019
19141Reuben SagmanWBow and arrowCanada Pro70KGF2019
19143Reuben SagmanWSubmissionCanada ProABS3RD2019
22787Giovani MarceloWPts: 2x2, AdvAtlanta WO70KG4F2020
22789Emilio HernandezEmilio HernandezWArmbarAtlanta WO70KGSF2020
23058Victor PaschoalWPointsKansas Open70KG4F2020

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