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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
Omoplata
8
4
#fad11b
Submission
8
4
#f58822
Choke from back
8
4
#224aba
Dogbar
4
2
#ff9124
Choke
4
2
#bf1f6c
Triangle armbar
4
2
#22c9a5
Lapel choke
2
1
#fad223
Bow and arrow
2
1
#03861f
Arm in ezekiel
2
1
#039a1f
Cross choke f/ mount
2
1
#03b41f
Dogbar/Kneebar
2
1
#03c61f
Leglock
2
1
#03d61f
Katagatame
2
1
#03f61f
Baseball choke
2
1
#82ff5f
RNC
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
Ezekiel
10
1
#5AD3D1
Triangle
10
1
#d1212a
Triangle-armbar
10
1
#fad11b
Mounted X choke
10
1
#f58822
Choke from back
10
1
#224aba
Wristlock
10
1
10
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Bernardo Faria Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
2350Roger GracieRoger GracieLEzekielWorld Champ.100KGSF2009
2487Rodrigo CavacaRodrigo CavacaLPointsEuropeanABSSF2010
2550Rafael LovatoRafael LovatoLPts: 7x0Pan American94KGF2010
2728Romulo BarralRomulo BarralLTriangleWorld Champ.ABS4F2010
2808Claudio CalasansClaudio CalasansLPts: 4x4, AdvEuropeanABSSF2011
2862Rodolfo VieiraRodolfo VieiraLPts: 8x0Pan American94KGF2011
2867Rodolfo VieiraRodolfo VieiraLPts: 0x0, AdvPan AmericanABSF2011
2888Antonio CarlosAntonio CarlosLTriangle-armbarWorld Pro.92KG4F2011
2963Rodolfo VieiraRodolfo VieiraLPts: 9x0World Champ.ABSF2011
3119Rodolfo VieiraRodolfo VieiraLPts: 3x0World Champ.94KGF2011
3486Rodolfo VieiraRodolfo VieiraLPts: 7x0European OpenABSF2012
3519Antonio CarlosAntonio CarlosLPts: 4x2Pan AmericanABSSF2012
3777Alexandre RibeiroAlexandre RibeiroLPts: 2x0World Pro.99KGF2012
3787Rodolfo VieiraRodolfo VieiraLMounted X chokeWorld Pro.ABSSF2012
3871Marcus AlmeidaMarcus AlmeidaLChoke from backWorld Champ.ABSSF2012
4218Joao AssisJoao AssisLPts: 3x0NoGi Worlds100KGSF2012
4239Alexandre RibeiroAlexandre RibeiroLPts: 3x0NoGi WorldsABSSF2012
4473Marcus AlmeidaMarcus AlmeidaLPts: 9x2Pan AmericanABSSF2013
4698Marcus AlmeidaMarcus AlmeidaLPts: 7x4World Champ.ABSSF2013
5326Luiz PanzaLuiz PanzaLArmbarPan American100KGF2014
5624Rodolfo VieiraRodolfo VieiraLWristlockWorld Champ.ABSSF2014
5750Rodolfo VieiraRodolfo VieiraLArmbarWorld Champ.100KGF2014
5902Yuri SimoesYuri SimoesLArmbarNo Gi WorldsABSSF2014
9860Erberth SantosErberth SantosLArmbarWorld Champ.ABSSF2016
12551Luiz PanzaLuiz PanzaLPts: 4x4, AdvWorld Champ.ABS4F2017
12723Erberth SantosErberth SantosLPts: 9x0World Champ.100KGF2017
2188Mauro CelsoWPts: 4x0Brasileiro NoGi94KGF2009
2346Rodrigo CompridoRodrigo CompridoWPts: 5x2World Champ.100KGR12009
2546Felipe FogolinWArmbarPan American94KG4F2010
2566Abmar BarbosaAbmar BarbosaWPointsPan AmericanABSR22010
2569Gabriel VellaGabriel VellaWPts: 2x0Pan AmericanABS4F2010
2572Rodrigo CavacaRodrigo CavacaWPointsPan AmericanABSSF2010
2574Braga NetoBraga NetoWPts: 2x0Pan AmericanABSF2010
2642Rafael LovatoRafael LovatoWPts: 3x0BrasileiroABSF2010
2694Adriano MacielWCross choke f/ mountWorld Champ.94KGR12010
2696Alexandro CeconiWPointsWorld Champ.94KG4F2010
2699Rafael LovatoRafael LovatoWPointsWorld Champ.94KGSF2010
2701Alexandre RibeiroAlexandre RibeiroWPts: 2x0World Champ.94KGF2010
2804Leonardo DavilaLeonardo DavilaWArmbarEuropeanABSR12011
2805Bruno MatiasBruno MatiasWPointsEuropeanABS4F2011
2816Fabiano AlvesWTriangleEuropean94KG4F2011
2817Helvecio PennaHelvecio PennaWN/AEuropean94KGSF2011
2828Thiago SouzaWOmoplataWorld Pro TrialsO92KGSF2011
2830Igor SilvaIgor SilvaWPts: 7x2World Pro TrialsO92KGF2011
2861Roberto AlencarRoberto AlencarWArmbarPan American94KGSF2011
2951UnknownWOmoplataWorld Champ.ABSR22011
2956UnknownWChokeWorld Champ.ABSR32011
2960Rafael LovatoRafael LovatoWPts: 2x0World Champ.ABS4F2011
2962Alexandre CeconiAlexandre CeconiWPts: 4x0World Champ.ABSSF2011
3045Luciando QueirozWN/AWorld Champ.94KGRDS2011
3087Luke StewartWTriangleWorld Champ.94KG4F2011
3477Lucio LagartoWPts: 4x0European Open100KGF2012
3483Roberto AlencarRoberto AlencarWOmoplataEuropean OpenABS4F2012
3485Rafael LovatoRafael LovatoWPts: 4x2European OpenABSSF2012
3490George MurphyWArmbarPan AmericanABSR12012
3511Diogo SilvaWLeglockPan AmericanABSR22012
3516James PuopoloJames PuopoloWArmbarPan AmericanABS4F2012
3610Vitor SchlosserWPointsPan American100KG4F2012
3614Joao AssisJoao AssisWPts: 3x2Pan AmericanO100KGSF2012
3616Antonio CarlosAntonio CarlosWPts: 10x5Pan AmericanO100KGF2012
3772Christopher BoweWN/AWorld Pro.99KG4F2012
3775Alexandre SouzaAlexandre SouzaWPts: 2x0World Pro.99KGSF2012
3850Oliver GeddesOliver GeddesWPointsWorld Champ.ABSR22012
3861Marcos de SouzaWN/AWorld Champ.ABSR22012
3869Roberto AbreuRoberto AbreuWArmbarWorld Champ.ABS4F2012
4076Rodrigo RanieriRodrigo RanieriWSubmissionWorld Champ.100KGR22012
4082Andre SimoesWKatagatameWorld Champ.100KG4F2012
4085Andre CamposWBaseball chokeWorld Champ.100KGSF2012
4214James PuopoloJames PuopoloWPointsNoGi Worlds100KG4F2012
4238Tarcisio JardimTarcisio JardimWRNCNoGi WorldsABS4F2012
4259Max CarvalhoWPointsEuropean NoGiABSSF2012
4382Renato CardosoRenato CardosoWOmoplataEuropean OpenABS4F2013
4387Claudio CalasansClaudio CalasansWPts: 4x0European OpenABSSF2013
4406Lucio RodriguesLucio RodriguesWPts: 4x0European Open100KGF2013
4454UnknownWSubmissionPan AmericanABSR12013
4466Brent PrimusWArmbarPan AmericanABSR22013
4471DJ JacksonDJ JacksonWPts: 12x0Pan AmericanABS4F2013
4675Israel ReyesWN/AWorld Champ.ABSRDS2013
4688Diogo AlmeidaDiogo AlmeidaWN/AWorld Champ.ABSRDS2013
4695Leandro LoLeandro LoWPointsWorld Champ.ABS4F2013
4751Lucas SachsWTriangle armbarWorld Champ.100KG4F2013
4755Luiz PanzaLuiz PanzaWTriangleWorld Champ.100KGSF2013
4757Joao RochaJoao RochaWPts: 6x0World Champ.100KGF2013
5316Roger AmbrosiWSubmissionPan American100KGR12014
5321Bernardo SiqueiraWChoke from backPan American100KG4F2014
5324Andre CamposWSubmissionPan American100KGSF2014
5601Gustavo SilvaWChokeWorld Champ.ABSR22014
5611Abraham MarteAbraham MarteWArmbarWorld Champ.ABSR32014
5620Braulio EstimaBraulio EstimaWPts: 8x0World Champ.ABS4F2014
5747Igor SilvaIgor SilvaWChoke from backWorld Champ.100KG4F2014
5749Yuri SimoesYuri SimoesWPts: 8x5World Champ.100KGSF2014
5893Jackson SousaJackson SousaWPts: 9x2No Gi WorldsABSRDS2014
5897Josh HingerJosh HingerWArmbarNo Gi WorldsABS4F2014
5979Gustavo PiresGustavo PiresWTriangleIBJJF Pro LeagueO100KGSF2014
5980Luiz PanzaLuiz PanzaWChoke from backIBJJF Pro LeagueO100KGF2014
6001Tiago GiussaniWKneebarNYC ProO100KGSF2014
6002Abraham MarteAbraham MarteWKneebarNYC ProO100KGF2014
6602Daniel CobbWKneebarPan AmericanABSR22015
6613AJ AgazarmAJ AgazarmWPointsPan AmericanABSR32015
6619Luiz PanzaLuiz PanzaWPts: 9x4Pan AmericanABS4F2015
6623Alexander TransAlexander TransWPts: 2x0Pan AmericanABSSF2015
6625Leandro LoLeandro LoWLapel chokePan AmericanABSF2015
6730Eduardo TellesEduardo TellesWPts: 8x0Pan American100KG4F2015
6734Erberth SantosErberth SantosWKneebarPan American100KGSF2015
7229Roberto AlencarRoberto AlencarWBow and arrowWorld Champ.ABS8F2015
7231Erberth SantosErberth SantosWKneebarWorld Champ.ABS4F2015
7234Leandro LoLeandro LoWArmbarWorld Champ.ABSSF2015
7345Pedro MouraWArmbarWorld Champ.100KG4F2015
7346Igor SilvaIgor SilvaWKneebarWorld Champ.100KGSF2015
7348Joao RochaJoao RochaWPts: 8x2World Champ.100KGF2015
9147Ezra LenonWDogbarPan AmericanABSR22016
9151Victor SilverioVictor SilverioWTrianglePan AmericanABS8F2016
9159Gabriel ArgesGabriel ArgesWDogbarPan AmericanABS4F2016
9160Tim SpriggsTim SpriggsWChoke from backPan AmericanABSSF2016
9162Leandro LoLeandro LoWArm in ezekielPan AmericanABSF2016
9841Aaron JohnsonWTriangle armbarWorld Champ.ABSR22016
9851Alexandre CeconiAlexandre CeconiWDogbar/KneebarWorld Champ.ABS8F2016
9859Rodrigo CavacaRodrigo CavacaWPointsWorld Champ.ABS4F2016
12544Valdir JuniorWPts: 16x0World Champ.ABS8F2017
12720Vitor ToledoVitor ToledoWPts: 5x2World Champ.100KG4F2017
12722Luiz PanzaLuiz PanzaWPts: 6x6, AdvWorld Champ.100KGSF2017

Bernardo Faria vs Tiago Gaia (Nova Uniao)

Bernardo Farias European 2010 (Absolute Division)

 

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