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Bernardo Faria is a World Jiu Jitsu champion from the Alliance Jiu Jitsu academy who holds an extensive competitive resume with titles at the world’ top tournaments such as the European Open, Pan American and Brazilian Champion. Bernardo Faria is a black belt under Ricardo Marques who moved to the Alliance team in 2009.

Bernardo Faria Jiu Jitsu

Full Name: Bernardo Rocha de Faria

Nickname: Bernardo is often called “Bê”, short for Bernardo.

Lineage: Mitsuyo Maeda > Carlos Gracie > Carlson Gracie > Sergio Souza > Ricardo Marques > Bernardo Faria

Main Achievements/Record (Black Belt):

  • IBJJF Pro League Champion (2014)
  • IBJJF Pro Cup Champion (2011*)
  • IBJJF World Champion (2010, 2013, 2015**)
  • IBJJF Pan American Champion (2016*/2015/2010**)
  • CBJJ Brazilian National Champion (2010*)
  • IBJJF European Champion (2010/2011/2012)
  • IBJJF World Championship Runner-up (2017/2011**)
  • IBJJF European Open Championship Runner-up (2012*)
  • IBJJF World Championship 3rd Place (2009)
  • IBJJF European Championship 3rd Place (2010*/2011*)

Favorite Position/Technique: Wheel Sweep, Half Guard

Weight Division: Super-Heavyweight (100kg – 221lbs) or Heavyweight (94kg – 201lbs)

Association/Team: Alliance Jiu Jitsu (former BTT-Juiz de Fora/Academia Vida e Saúde)

DVD Releases: The Faria Guard / The Z Guard

Bernardo Faria Biography

Bernardo Faria was born on the 26th of January, 1987 in Juiz de Fora, a small town on the State of Minas Gerais, Brazil. He started training Jiu Jitsu in 2001 when he was 14 years old because one of his best friends (Pedro Cid) invited him to train at his gym. That gym was run by Ricardo Marques, a Carlson Gracie black belt who was then teaching under the Brazilian Top Team Banner.

Bernardo’ first major competition try out was the World Cup (CBJJO) as a Junior in 2003, which he lost due to lack of experience. Faria came back strong the next year (still as a Junior) and got the Silver Medal in his weight class and Bronze in the open weight division. He reached his blue belt that same year and there he stayed until 2005 getting 2 Silver Medals at the Mundial (World Championships) and one Bronze in the meantime. Bernardo Faria earned his Purple Belt in 2006, becoming Brazilian National Cup Champion and a World Champion in the Absolute Division that same year (among many other important trophies) and so it didn’t come as a surprise when he was awarded his brown belt in 2007.

Although he wanted to try his luck at the Brazilian Nationals again in 2007, an appendicitis operation took him off the mats for a while and he was unable to compete, he did manage to compete in the World Championship reaching second place in his division. The next year a meniscus problem took him out of the World Championship. In 2009 after Bernardo received the Black Belt, he took a big step in his career. Understanding that he wanted to follow Jiu Jitsu as a career, he moved to Sao Paulo to join a bigger more structured team, the decision was taken his master Ricardo Marques’ consent and full support. He decided to join Alliance as he felt great admiration for Fabio Gurgel, “The General” of the team’ Sao Paulo Head Quarters.

Bernardo Faria Grappling Record

95 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    45 (47%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    1 (1%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    49 (52%)
  • BY DECISION
    0 (0%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

49 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Armbar
22
11
#86e620
Kneebar
12
6
#5AD3D1
Triangle
10
5
#d1212a
Submission
8
4
#fad11b
Choke from back
8
4
#f58822
Omoplata
8
4
#224aba
Triangle armbar
4
2
#ff9124
Dogbar
4
2
#bf1f6c
Choke
4
2
#22c9a5
Katagatame
2
1
#fad223
Baseball choke
2
1
#03861f
RNC
2
1
#039a1f
Lapel choke
2
1
#03b41f
Bow and arrow
2
1
#03c61f
Arm in ezekiel
2
1
#03d61f
Cross choke f/ mount
2
1
#03f61f
Dogbar/Kneebar
2
1
#82ff5f
Leglock
2
1
49
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
26 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    13 (50%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    3 (12%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    10 (38%)
  • BY DECISION
    0 (0%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

10 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
Armbar
40
4
#86e620
Wristlock
10
1
#5AD3D1
Ezekiel
10
1
#d1212a
Triangle
10
1
#fad11b
Triangle-armbar
10
1
#f58822
Cross ck. f/ mount
10
1
#224aba
Choke from back
10
1
10
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Bernardo Faria Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
2330Roger GracieRoger GracieLEzekielWorld Champ.100KGSF2009
2466Rodrigo CavacaRodrigo CavacaLPointsEuropeanABSSF2010
2529Rafael LovatoRafael LovatoLPts: 7x0Pan American94KGF2010
2707Romulo BarralRomulo BarralLTriangleWorld Champ.ABS4F2010
2777Claudio CalasansClaudio CalasansLPts: 4x4, AdvEuropeanABSSF2011
2830Rodolfo VieiraRodolfo VieiraLPts: 8x0Pan American94KGF2011
2835Rodolfo VieiraRodolfo VieiraLPts: 0x0, AdvPan AmericanABSF2011
2856Antonio CarlosAntonio CarlosLTriangle-armbarWorld Pro.92KG4F2011
2928Rodolfo VieiraRodolfo VieiraLPts: 9x0World Champ.ABSF2011
3084Rodolfo VieiraRodolfo VieiraLPts: 3x0World Champ.94KGF2011
3443Rodolfo VieiraRodolfo VieiraLPts: 7x0European OpenABSF2012
3476Antonio CarlosAntonio CarlosLPts: 4x2Pan AmericanABSSF2012
3732Alexandre RibeiroAlexandre RibeiroLPts: 2x0World Pro.99KGF2012
3742Rodolfo VieiraRodolfo VieiraLCross ck. f/ mountWorld Pro.ABSSF2012
3818Marcus AlmeidaMarcus AlmeidaLChoke from backWorld Champ.ABSSF2012
4165Joao AssisJoao AssisLPts: 3x0NoGi Worlds100KGSF2012
4186Alexandre RibeiroAlexandre RibeiroLPts: 3x0NoGi WorldsABSSF2012
4411Marcus AlmeidaMarcus AlmeidaLPts: 9x2Pan AmericanABSSF2013
4628Marcus AlmeidaMarcus AlmeidaLPts: 7x4World Champ.ABSSF2013
5251Luiz PanzaLuiz PanzaLArmbarPan American100KGF2014
5543Rodolfo VieiraRodolfo VieiraLWristlockWorld Champ.ABSSF2014
5669Rodolfo VieiraRodolfo VieiraLArmbarWorld Champ.100KGF2014
5821Yuri SimoesYuri SimoesLArmbarNo Gi WorldsABSSF2014
9747Erberth SantosErberth SantosLArmbarWorld Champ.ABSSF2016
12415Luiz PanzaLuiz PanzaLPts: 4x4, AdvWorld Champ.ABS4F2017
12587Erberth SantosErberth SantosLPts: 9x0World Champ.100KGF2017
2168Mauro CelsoWPts: 4x0Brasileiro NoGi94KGF2009
2326Rodrigo CompridoRodrigo CompridoWPts: 5x2World Champ.100KGR12009
2525Felipe FogolinWArmbarPan American94KG4F2010
2545Abmar BarbosaAbmar BarbosaWPointsPan AmericanABSR22010
2548Gabriel VellaGabriel VellaWPts: 2x0Pan AmericanABS4F2010
2551Rodrigo CavacaRodrigo CavacaWPointsPan AmericanABSSF2010
2553Braga NetoBraga NetoWPts: 2x0Pan AmericanABSF2010
2621Rafael LovatoRafael LovatoWPts: 3x0BrasileiroABSF2010
2673Adriano MacielWCross choke f/ mountWorld Champ.94KGR12010
2675Alexandro CeconiWPointsWorld Champ.94KG4F2010
2678Rafael LovatoRafael LovatoWPointsWorld Champ.94KGSF2010
2680Alexandre RibeiroAlexandre RibeiroWPts: 2x0World Champ.94KGF2010
2773Leonardo DavilaLeonardo DavilaWArmbarEuropeanABSR12011
2774Bruno MatiasBruno MatiasWPointsEuropeanABS4F2011
2784Fabiano AlvesWTriangleEuropean94KG4F2011
2785Helvecio PennaHelvecio PennaWN/AEuropean94KGSF2011
2796Thiago SouzaWOmoplataWorld Pro TrialsO92KGSF2011
2798Igor SilvaIgor SilvaWPts: 7x2World Pro TrialsO92KGF2011
2829Roberto AlencarRoberto AlencarWArmbarPan American94KGSF2011
2916UnknownWOmoplataWorld Champ.ABSR22011
2921UnknownWChokeWorld Champ.ABSR32011
2925Rafael LovatoRafael LovatoWPts: 2x0World Champ.ABS4F2011
2927Alexandre CeconiAlexandre CeconiWPts: 4x0World Champ.ABSSF2011
3010Luciando QueirozWN/AWorld Champ.94KGRDS2011
3052Luke StewartWTriangleWorld Champ.94KG4F2011
3434Lucio LagartoWPts: 4x0European Open100KGF2012
3440Roberto AlencarRoberto AlencarWOmoplataEuropean OpenABS4F2012
3442Rafael LovatoRafael LovatoWPts: 4x2European OpenABSSF2012
3447George MurphyWArmbarPan AmericanABSR12012
3468Diogo SilvaWLeglockPan AmericanABSR22012
3473James PuopoloJames PuopoloWArmbarPan AmericanABS4F2012
3567Vitor SchlosserWPointsPan American100KG4F2012
3571Joao AssisJoao AssisWPts: 3x2Pan AmericanO100KGSF2012
3573Antonio CarlosAntonio CarlosWPts: 10x5Pan AmericanO100KGF2012
3727Christopher BoweWN/AWorld Pro.99KG4F2012
3730Alexandre SouzaAlexandre SouzaWPts: 2x0World Pro.99KGSF2012
3797Oliver GeddesOliver GeddesWPointsWorld Champ.ABSR22012
3808Marcos de SouzaWN/AWorld Champ.ABSR22012
3816Roberto AbreuRoberto AbreuWArmbarWorld Champ.ABS4F2012
4023Rodrigo RanieriRodrigo RanieriWSubmissionWorld Champ.100KGR22012
4029Andre SimoesWKatagatameWorld Champ.100KG4F2012
4032Andre CamposWBaseball chokeWorld Champ.100KGSF2012
4161James PuopoloJames PuopoloWPointsNoGi Worlds100KG4F2012
4185Tarcisio JardimTarcisio JardimWRNCNoGi WorldsABS4F2012
4206Max CarvalhoWPointsEuropean NoGiABSSF2012
4320Renato CardosoRenato CardosoWOmoplataEuropean OpenABS4F2013
4325Claudio CalasansClaudio CalasansWPts: 4x0European OpenABSSF2013
4344Lucio RodriguesLucio RodriguesWPts: 4x0European Open100KGF2013
4392UnknownWSubmissionPan AmericanABSR12013
4404Brent PrimusWArmbarPan AmericanABSR22013
4409DJ JacksonDJ JacksonWPts: 12x0Pan AmericanABS4F2013
4605Israel ReyesWN/AWorld Champ.ABSRDS2013
4618Diogo AlmeidaDiogo AlmeidaWN/AWorld Champ.ABSRDS2013
4625Leandro LoLeandro LoWPointsWorld Champ.ABS4F2013
4681Lucas SachsWTriangle armbarWorld Champ.100KG4F2013
4685Luiz PanzaLuiz PanzaWTriangleWorld Champ.100KGSF2013
4687Joao RochaJoao RochaWPts: 6x0World Champ.100KGF2013
5241Roger AmbrosiWSubmissionPan American100KGR12014
5246Bernardo SiqueiraWChoke from backPan American100KG4F2014
5249Andre CamposWSubmissionPan American100KGSF2014
5520Gustavo SilvaWChokeWorld Champ.ABSR22014
5530Abraham MarteAbraham MarteWArmbarWorld Champ.ABSR32014
5539Braulio EstimaBraulio EstimaWPts: 8x0World Champ.ABS4F2014
5666Igor SilvaIgor SilvaWChoke from backWorld Champ.100KG4F2014
5668Yuri SimoesYuri SimoesWPts: 8x5World Champ.100KGSF2014
5812Jackson SousaJackson SousaWPts: 9x2No Gi WorldsABSRDS2014
5816Josh HingerJosh HingerWArmbarNo Gi WorldsABS4F2014
5898Gustavo PiresGustavo PiresWTriangleIBJJF Pro LeagueO100KGSF2014
5899Luiz PanzaLuiz PanzaWChoke from backIBJJF Pro LeagueO100KGF2014
5920Tiago GiussaniWKneebarNYC ProO100KGSF2014
5921Abraham MarteAbraham MarteWKneebarNYC ProO100KGF2014
6507Daniel CobbWKneebarPan AmericanABSR22015
6518AJ AgazarmAJ AgazarmWPointsPan AmericanABSR32015
6524Luiz PanzaLuiz PanzaWPts: 9x4Pan AmericanABS4F2015
6528Alexander TransAlexander TransWPts: 2x0Pan AmericanABSSF2015
6530Leandro LoLeandro LoWLapel chokePan AmericanABSF2015
6635Eduardo TellesEduardo TellesWPts: 8x0Pan American100KG4F2015
6639Erberth SantosErberth SantosWKneebarPan American100KGSF2015
7130Roberto AlencarRoberto AlencarWBow and arrowWorld Champ.ABS8F2015
7132Erberth SantosErberth SantosWKneebarWorld Champ.ABS4F2015
7135Leandro LoLeandro LoWArmbarWorld Champ.ABSSF2015
7246Pedro MouraWArmbarWorld Champ.100KG4F2015
7247Igor SilvaIgor SilvaWKneebarWorld Champ.100KGSF2015
7249Joao RochaJoao RochaWPts: 8x2World Champ.100KGF2015
9036Ezra LenonWDogbarPan AmericanABSR22016
9040Victor SilverioVictor SilverioWTrianglePan AmericanABS8F2016
9048Gabriel ArgesGabriel ArgesWDogbarPan AmericanABS4F2016
9049Tim SpriggsTim SpriggsWChoke from backPan AmericanABSSF2016
9051Leandro LoLeandro LoWArm in ezekielPan AmericanABSF2016
9728Aaron JohnsonWTriangle armbarWorld Champ.ABSR22016
9738Alexandre CeconiAlexandre CeconiWDogbar/KneebarWorld Champ.ABS8F2016
9746Rodrigo CavacaRodrigo CavacaWPointsWorld Champ.ABS4F2016
12408Valdir JuniorWPts: 16x0World Champ.ABS8F2017
12584Vitor ToledoVitor ToledoWPts: 5x2World Champ.100KG4F2017
12586Luiz PanzaLuiz PanzaWPts: 6x6, AdvWorld Champ.100KGSF2017

Bernardo Faria vs Tiago Gaia (Nova Uniao)

Bernardo Farias European 2010 (Absolute Division)

 

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