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Bernardo Faria is a former IBJJF World Jiu Jitsu champion associated with the Alliance academy, being widely regarded as one of the most important super-heavyweights of his generation, an athlete with titles in the sport’s top tournaments. This included gold medals at the European Open, Pan American and Brazilian Nationals.

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

Rodrigo Cavaca Instructional

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.

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
Choke from back
8
4
#fad11b
Omoplata
8
4
#f58822
Submission
8
4
#224aba
Triangle armbar
4
2
#ff9124
Dogbar
4
2
#bf1f6c
Choke
4
2
#22c9a5
RNC
2
1
#fad223
Lapel choke
2
1
#03861f
Bow and arrow
2
1
#039a1f
Arm in ezekiel
2
1
#03b41f
Cross choke f/ mount
2
1
#03c61f
Dogbar/Kneebar
2
1
#03d61f
Leglock
2
1
#03f61f
Katagatame
2
1
#82ff5f
Baseball choke
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
2814Claudio CalasansClaudio CalasansLPts: 4x4, AdvEuropeanABSSF2011
2868Rodolfo VieiraRodolfo VieiraLPts: 8x0Pan American94KGF2011
2873Rodolfo VieiraRodolfo VieiraLPts: 0x0, AdvPan AmericanABSF2011
2894Antonio CarlosAntonio CarlosLTriangle-armbarWorld Pro.92KG4F2011
2969Rodolfo VieiraRodolfo VieiraLPts: 9x0World Champ.ABSF2011
3125Rodolfo VieiraRodolfo VieiraLPts: 3x0World Champ.94KGF2011
3492Rodolfo VieiraRodolfo VieiraLPts: 7x0European OpenABSF2012
3525Antonio CarlosAntonio CarlosLPts: 4x2Pan AmericanABSSF2012
3783Alexandre RibeiroAlexandre RibeiroLPts: 2x0World Pro.99KGF2012
3793Rodolfo VieiraRodolfo VieiraLMounted X chokeWorld Pro.ABSSF2012
3877Marcus AlmeidaMarcus AlmeidaLChoke from backWorld Champ.ABSSF2012
4223Joao AssisJoao AssisLPts: 3x0NoGi Worlds100KGSF2012
4244Alexandre RibeiroAlexandre RibeiroLPts: 3x0NoGi WorldsABSSF2012
4484Marcus AlmeidaMarcus AlmeidaLPts: 9x2Pan AmericanABSSF2013
4715Marcus AlmeidaMarcus AlmeidaLPts: 7x4World Champ.ABSSF2013
5353Luiz PanzaLuiz PanzaLArmbarPan American100KGF2014
5657Rodolfo VieiraRodolfo VieiraLWristlockWorld Champ.ABSSF2014
5784Rodolfo VieiraRodolfo VieiraLArmbarWorld Champ.100KGF2014
5940Yuri SimoesYuri SimoesLArmbarNoGi WorldsABSSF2014
9962Erberth SantosErberth SantosLArmbarWorld Champ.ABSSF2016
12738Luiz PanzaLuiz PanzaLPts: 4x4, AdvWorld Champ.ABS4F2017
12910Erberth 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
2810Leonardo DavilaLeonardo DavilaWArmbarEuropeanABSR12011
2811Bruno MatiasBruno MatiasWPointsEuropeanABS4F2011
2822Fabiano AlvesWTriangleEuropean94KG4F2011
2823Helvecio PennaHelvecio PennaWN/AEuropean94KGSF2011
2834Thiago SouzaWOmoplataWorld Pro TrialsO92KGSF2011
2836Igor SilvaIgor SilvaWPts: 7x2World Pro TrialsO92KGF2011
2867Roberto AlencarRoberto AlencarWArmbarPan American94KGSF2011
2957UnknownWOmoplataWorld Champ.ABSR22011
2962UnknownWChokeWorld Champ.ABSR32011
2966Rafael LovatoRafael LovatoWPts: 2x0World Champ.ABS4F2011
2968Alexandre CeconiAlexandre CeconiWPts: 4x0World Champ.ABSSF2011
3051Luciando QueirozWN/AWorld Champ.94KGRDS2011
3093Luke StewartWTriangleWorld Champ.94KG4F2011
3483Lucio LagartoWPts: 4x0European Open100KGF2012
3489Roberto AlencarRoberto AlencarWOmoplataEuropean OpenABS4F2012
3491Rafael LovatoRafael LovatoWPts: 4x2European OpenABSSF2012
3496George MurphyWArmbarPan AmericanABSR12012
3517Diogo SilvaWLeglockPan AmericanABSR22012
3522James PuopoloJames PuopoloWArmbarPan AmericanABS4F2012
3616Vitor SchlosserWPointsPan American100KG4F2012
3620Joao AssisJoao AssisWPts: 3x2Pan AmericanO100KGSF2012
3622Antonio CarlosAntonio CarlosWPts: 10x5Pan AmericanO100KGF2012
3778Christopher BoweWN/AWorld Pro.99KG4F2012
3781Alexandre SouzaAlexandre SouzaWPts: 2x0World Pro.99KGSF2012
3856Oliver GeddesOliver GeddesWPointsWorld Champ.ABSR22012
3867Marcos de SouzaWN/AWorld Champ.ABSR22012
3875Roberto AbreuRoberto AbreuWArmbarWorld Champ.ABS4F2012
4081Rodrigo RanieriRodrigo RanieriWSubmissionWorld Champ.100KGR22012
4087Andre SimoesWKatagatameWorld Champ.100KG4F2012
4090Andre CamposWBaseball chokeWorld Champ.100KGSF2012
4219James PuopoloJames PuopoloWPointsNoGi Worlds100KG4F2012
4243Tarcisio JardimTarcisio JardimWRNCNoGi WorldsABS4F2012
4264Max CarvalhoMax CarvalhoWPointsEuropean NoGiABSSF2012
4391Renato CardosoRenato CardosoWOmoplataEuropean OpenABS4F2013
4396Claudio CalasansClaudio CalasansWPts: 4x0European OpenABSSF2013
4417Lucio RodriguesLucio RodriguesWPts: 4x0European Open100KGF2013
4465UnknownWSubmissionPan AmericanABSR12013
4477Brent PrimusWArmbarPan AmericanABSR22013
4482DJ JacksonDJ JacksonWPts: 12x0Pan AmericanABS4F2013
4692Israel ReyesWN/AWorld Champ.ABSRDS2013
4705Diogo AlmeidaDiogo AlmeidaWN/AWorld Champ.ABSRDS2013
4712Leandro LoLeandro LoWPointsWorld Champ.ABS4F2013
4770Lucas SachsWTriangle armbarWorld Champ.100KG4F2013
4774Luiz PanzaLuiz PanzaWTriangleWorld Champ.100KGSF2013
4776Joao RochaJoao RochaWPts: 6x0World Champ.100KGF2013
5343Roger AmbrosiWSubmissionPan American100KGR12014
5348Bernardo SiqueiraWChoke from backPan American100KG4F2014
5351Andre CamposWSubmissionPan American100KGSF2014
5634Gustavo SilvaWChokeWorld Champ.ABSR22014
5644Abraham MarteAbraham MarteWArmbarWorld Champ.ABSR32014
5653Braulio EstimaBraulio EstimaWPts: 8x0World Champ.ABS4F2014
5781Igor SilvaIgor SilvaWChoke from backWorld Champ.100KG4F2014
5783Yuri SimoesYuri SimoesWPts: 8x5World Champ.100KGSF2014
5931Jackson SousaJackson SousaWPts: 9x2NoGi WorldsABSRDS2014
5935Josh HingerJosh HingerWArmbarNoGi WorldsABS4F2014
6018Gustavo PiresGustavo PiresWTriangleIBJJF Pro LeagueO100KGSF2014
6019Luiz PanzaLuiz PanzaWChoke from backIBJJF Pro LeagueO100KGF2014
6040Tiago GiussaniWKneebarNYC ProO100KGSF2014
6041Abraham MarteAbraham MarteWKneebarNYC ProO100KGF2014
6650Daniel CobbWKneebarPan AmericanABSR22015
6661AJ AgazarmAJ AgazarmWPointsPan AmericanABSR32015
6667Luiz PanzaLuiz PanzaWPts: 9x4Pan AmericanABS4F2015
6671Alexander TransAlexander TransWPts: 2x0Pan AmericanABSSF2015
6673Leandro LoLeandro LoWLapel chokePan AmericanABSF2015
6778Eduardo TellesEduardo TellesWPts: 8x0Pan American100KG4F2015
6782Erberth SantosErberth SantosWKneebarPan American100KGSF2015
7286Roberto AlencarRoberto AlencarWBow and arrowWorld Champ.ABS8F2015
7288Erberth SantosErberth SantosWKneebarWorld Champ.ABS4F2015
7291Leandro LoLeandro LoWArmbarWorld Champ.ABSSF2015
7402Pedro MouraWArmbarWorld Champ.100KG4F2015
7403Igor SilvaIgor SilvaWKneebarWorld Champ.100KGSF2015
7405Joao RochaJoao RochaWPts: 8x2World Champ.100KGF2015
9248Ezra LenonWDogbarPan AmericanABSR22016
9252Victor SilverioVictor SilverioWTrianglePan AmericanABS8F2016
9260Gabriel ArgesGabriel ArgesWDogbarPan AmericanABS4F2016
9261Tim SpriggsTim SpriggsWChoke from backPan AmericanABSSF2016
9263Leandro LoLeandro LoWArm in ezekielPan AmericanABSF2016
9943Aaron JohnsonAaron JohnsonWTriangle armbarWorld Champ.ABSR22016
9953Alexandre CeconiAlexandre CeconiWDogbar/KneebarWorld Champ.ABS8F2016
9961Rodrigo CavacaRodrigo CavacaWPointsWorld Champ.ABS4F2016
12731Valdir JuniorWPts: 16x0World Champ.ABS8F2017
12907Vitor ToledoVitor ToledoWPts: 5x2World Champ.100KG4F2017
12909Luiz PanzaLuiz PanzaWPts: 6x6, AdvWorld Champ.100KGSF2017

Bernardo Faria vs Tiago Gaia (Nova Uniao)

Bernardo Farias European 2010 (Absolute Division)

 

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