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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
Cross ck. f/ mount
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
2333Roger GracieRoger GracieLEzekielWorld Champ.100KGSF2009
2469Rodrigo CavacaRodrigo CavacaLPointsEuropeanABSSF2010
2532Rafael LovatoRafael LovatoLPts: 7x0Pan American94KGF2010
2710Romulo BarralRomulo BarralLTriangleWorld Champ.ABS4F2010
2780Claudio CalasansClaudio CalasansLPts: 4x4, AdvEuropeanABSSF2011
2833Rodolfo VieiraRodolfo VieiraLPts: 8x0Pan American94KGF2011
2838Rodolfo VieiraRodolfo VieiraLPts: 0x0, AdvPan AmericanABSF2011
2859Antonio CarlosAntonio CarlosLTriangle-armbarWorld Pro.92KG4F2011
2931Rodolfo VieiraRodolfo VieiraLPts: 9x0World Champ.ABSF2011
3087Rodolfo VieiraRodolfo VieiraLPts: 3x0World Champ.94KGF2011
3446Rodolfo VieiraRodolfo VieiraLPts: 7x0European OpenABSF2012
3479Antonio CarlosAntonio CarlosLPts: 4x2Pan AmericanABSSF2012
3735Alexandre RibeiroAlexandre RibeiroLPts: 2x0World Pro.99KGF2012
3745Rodolfo VieiraRodolfo VieiraLCross ck. f/ mountWorld Pro.ABSSF2012
3821Marcus AlmeidaMarcus AlmeidaLChoke from backWorld Champ.ABSSF2012
4168Joao AssisJoao AssisLPts: 3x0NoGi Worlds100KGSF2012
4189Alexandre RibeiroAlexandre RibeiroLPts: 3x0NoGi WorldsABSSF2012
4414Marcus AlmeidaMarcus AlmeidaLPts: 9x2Pan AmericanABSSF2013
4631Marcus AlmeidaMarcus AlmeidaLPts: 7x4World Champ.ABSSF2013
5255Luiz PanzaLuiz PanzaLArmbarPan American100KGF2014
5547Rodolfo VieiraRodolfo VieiraLWristlockWorld Champ.ABSSF2014
5673Rodolfo VieiraRodolfo VieiraLArmbarWorld Champ.100KGF2014
5825Yuri SimoesYuri SimoesLArmbarNo Gi WorldsABSSF2014
9758Erberth SantosErberth SantosLArmbarWorld Champ.ABSSF2016
12433Luiz PanzaLuiz PanzaLPts: 4x4, AdvWorld Champ.ABS4F2017
12605Erberth SantosErberth SantosLPts: 9x0World Champ.100KGF2017
2171Mauro CelsoWPts: 4x0Brasileiro NoGi94KGF2009
2329Rodrigo CompridoRodrigo CompridoWPts: 5x2World Champ.100KGR12009
2528Felipe FogolinWArmbarPan American94KG4F2010
2548Abmar BarbosaAbmar BarbosaWPointsPan AmericanABSR22010
2551Gabriel VellaGabriel VellaWPts: 2x0Pan AmericanABS4F2010
2554Rodrigo CavacaRodrigo CavacaWPointsPan AmericanABSSF2010
2556Braga NetoBraga NetoWPts: 2x0Pan AmericanABSF2010
2624Rafael LovatoRafael LovatoWPts: 3x0BrasileiroABSF2010
2676Adriano MacielWCross choke f/ mountWorld Champ.94KGR12010
2678Alexandro CeconiWPointsWorld Champ.94KG4F2010
2681Rafael LovatoRafael LovatoWPointsWorld Champ.94KGSF2010
2683Alexandre RibeiroAlexandre RibeiroWPts: 2x0World Champ.94KGF2010
2776Leonardo DavilaLeonardo DavilaWArmbarEuropeanABSR12011
2777Bruno MatiasBruno MatiasWPointsEuropeanABS4F2011
2787Fabiano AlvesWTriangleEuropean94KG4F2011
2788Helvecio PennaHelvecio PennaWN/AEuropean94KGSF2011
2799Thiago SouzaWOmoplataWorld Pro TrialsO92KGSF2011
2801Igor SilvaIgor SilvaWPts: 7x2World Pro TrialsO92KGF2011
2832Roberto AlencarRoberto AlencarWArmbarPan American94KGSF2011
2919UnknownWOmoplataWorld Champ.ABSR22011
2924UnknownWChokeWorld Champ.ABSR32011
2928Rafael LovatoRafael LovatoWPts: 2x0World Champ.ABS4F2011
2930Alexandre CeconiAlexandre CeconiWPts: 4x0World Champ.ABSSF2011
3013Luciando QueirozWN/AWorld Champ.94KGRDS2011
3055Luke StewartWTriangleWorld Champ.94KG4F2011
3437Lucio LagartoWPts: 4x0European Open100KGF2012
3443Roberto AlencarRoberto AlencarWOmoplataEuropean OpenABS4F2012
3445Rafael LovatoRafael LovatoWPts: 4x2European OpenABSSF2012
3450George MurphyWArmbarPan AmericanABSR12012
3471Diogo SilvaWLeglockPan AmericanABSR22012
3476James PuopoloJames PuopoloWArmbarPan AmericanABS4F2012
3570Vitor SchlosserWPointsPan American100KG4F2012
3574Joao AssisJoao AssisWPts: 3x2Pan AmericanO100KGSF2012
3576Antonio CarlosAntonio CarlosWPts: 10x5Pan AmericanO100KGF2012
3730Christopher BoweWN/AWorld Pro.99KG4F2012
3733Alexandre SouzaAlexandre SouzaWPts: 2x0World Pro.99KGSF2012
3800Oliver GeddesOliver GeddesWPointsWorld Champ.ABSR22012
3811Marcos de SouzaWN/AWorld Champ.ABSR22012
3819Roberto AbreuRoberto AbreuWArmbarWorld Champ.ABS4F2012
4026Rodrigo RanieriRodrigo RanieriWSubmissionWorld Champ.100KGR22012
4032Andre SimoesWKatagatameWorld Champ.100KG4F2012
4035Andre CamposWBaseball chokeWorld Champ.100KGSF2012
4164James PuopoloJames PuopoloWPointsNoGi Worlds100KG4F2012
4188Tarcisio JardimTarcisio JardimWRNCNoGi WorldsABS4F2012
4209Max CarvalhoWPointsEuropean NoGiABSSF2012
4323Renato CardosoRenato CardosoWOmoplataEuropean OpenABS4F2013
4328Claudio CalasansClaudio CalasansWPts: 4x0European OpenABSSF2013
4347Lucio RodriguesLucio RodriguesWPts: 4x0European Open100KGF2013
4395UnknownWSubmissionPan AmericanABSR12013
4407Brent PrimusWArmbarPan AmericanABSR22013
4412DJ JacksonDJ JacksonWPts: 12x0Pan AmericanABS4F2013
4608Israel ReyesWN/AWorld Champ.ABSRDS2013
4621Diogo AlmeidaDiogo AlmeidaWN/AWorld Champ.ABSRDS2013
4628Leandro LoLeandro LoWPointsWorld Champ.ABS4F2013
4684Lucas SachsWTriangle armbarWorld Champ.100KG4F2013
4688Luiz PanzaLuiz PanzaWTriangleWorld Champ.100KGSF2013
4690Joao RochaJoao RochaWPts: 6x0World Champ.100KGF2013
5245Roger AmbrosiWSubmissionPan American100KGR12014
5250Bernardo SiqueiraWChoke from backPan American100KG4F2014
5253Andre CamposWSubmissionPan American100KGSF2014
5524Gustavo SilvaWChokeWorld Champ.ABSR22014
5534Abraham MarteAbraham MarteWArmbarWorld Champ.ABSR32014
5543Braulio EstimaBraulio EstimaWPts: 8x0World Champ.ABS4F2014
5670Igor SilvaIgor SilvaWChoke from backWorld Champ.100KG4F2014
5672Yuri SimoesYuri SimoesWPts: 8x5World Champ.100KGSF2014
5816Jackson SousaJackson SousaWPts: 9x2No Gi WorldsABSRDS2014
5820Josh HingerJosh HingerWArmbarNo Gi WorldsABS4F2014
5902Gustavo PiresGustavo PiresWTriangleIBJJF Pro LeagueO100KGSF2014
5903Luiz PanzaLuiz PanzaWChoke from backIBJJF Pro LeagueO100KGF2014
5924Tiago GiussaniWKneebarNYC ProO100KGSF2014
5925Abraham MarteAbraham MarteWKneebarNYC ProO100KGF2014
6510Daniel CobbWKneebarPan AmericanABSR22015
6521AJ AgazarmAJ AgazarmWPointsPan AmericanABSR32015
6527Luiz PanzaLuiz PanzaWPts: 9x4Pan AmericanABS4F2015
6531Alexander TransAlexander TransWPts: 2x0Pan AmericanABSSF2015
6533Leandro LoLeandro LoWLapel chokePan AmericanABSF2015
6638Eduardo TellesEduardo TellesWPts: 8x0Pan American100KG4F2015
6642Erberth SantosErberth SantosWKneebarPan American100KGSF2015
7133Roberto AlencarRoberto AlencarWBow and arrowWorld Champ.ABS8F2015
7135Erberth SantosErberth SantosWKneebarWorld Champ.ABS4F2015
7138Leandro LoLeandro LoWArmbarWorld Champ.ABSSF2015
7249Pedro MouraWArmbarWorld Champ.100KG4F2015
7250Igor SilvaIgor SilvaWKneebarWorld Champ.100KGSF2015
7252Joao RochaJoao RochaWPts: 8x2World Champ.100KGF2015
9045Ezra LenonWDogbarPan AmericanABSR22016
9049Victor SilverioVictor SilverioWTrianglePan AmericanABS8F2016
9057Gabriel ArgesGabriel ArgesWDogbarPan AmericanABS4F2016
9058Tim SpriggsTim SpriggsWChoke from backPan AmericanABSSF2016
9060Leandro LoLeandro LoWArm in ezekielPan AmericanABSF2016
9739Aaron JohnsonWTriangle armbarWorld Champ.ABSR22016
9749Alexandre CeconiAlexandre CeconiWDogbar/KneebarWorld Champ.ABS8F2016
9757Rodrigo CavacaRodrigo CavacaWPointsWorld Champ.ABS4F2016
12426Valdir JuniorWPts: 16x0World Champ.ABS8F2017
12602Vitor ToledoVitor ToledoWPts: 5x2World Champ.100KG4F2017
12604Luiz PanzaLuiz PanzaWPts: 6x6, AdvWorld Champ.100KGSF2017

Bernardo Faria vs Tiago Gaia (Nova Uniao)

Bernardo Farias European 2010 (Absolute Division)

 

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