Brian Giorgio is a Canadian grappler and a black belt in jiu-jitsu under Thomas Lisboa, who also worked extensively with coach Walter Buse while representing the Alliance team in the sport’s global circuit. Although a late bloomer, having started his BJJ career in his mid-20s, Giorgio quickly made a name for himself while competing in the International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation (IBJJF) circuit, conquering important medals in the World, World NoGi and European Open tournaments.
Brian Giorgio Jiu-Jitsu
Full Name: Brian Giorgio
Lineage: C. Gracie > H. Gracie > Rolls Gracie > Romero Cavalcanti > Fabio Gurgel > Thomas Lisboa > Brian Giorgio
- 1st Place IBJJF Portland Open (2020**)
Main Achievements (Colored Belts):
- 1st Place IBJJF World Championship (2016 blue)
- 1st Place IBJJF European Open(2019 brown)
- 2nd Place IBJJF World Championship (2018 purple)
- 2nd Place IBJJF World Championship NoGi (2019 brown)
- 3rd Place IBJJF World Championship (2016* blue, 2019 brown)
- 3rd Place IBJJF World Championship NoGi (2018 brown)
** Weight and Absolute
Favorite Position/Technique: Well Rounded
Weight Division: Super Pesado (100,50 kg / 222.0 lbs)
Brian Giorgio Biography
Brian Giorgio was born in 1988, in Vancouver, British Columbia – Canada, being raised in the neighboring city of Delta.
While growing up Brian was an avid football (soccer) player, a sport he played throughout the school system, going on to add rugby to his list of activities during high-school. Most of Giorgio’s sporting life would come to a halt after school life, as Brian focussed on his profession as an elevator mechanic, working out at the gym and swimming to stay in shape.
At the age of 24, Brian felt bored with his sporting life and looked to change this circumstance. He set his sights on either mixed martial arts (MMA) or jiu-jitsu, ending up visiting a BJJ open mat at one of Marcus Soares’ gyms, which he signed on to after the class.
Brian’s time with Soares was short-lived as he decided to switch camps and train at Alliance, earning his blue belt there, from BJJ legend Bernardo Faria. Training at Alliance Vancouver, Brian also worked extensively with Walter Buse and Thomas Lisboa, a respected Brazilian coach who arrived at the Canadian team in 2018.
On December 19, 2019, Brian Giorgio was promoted to black belt by coach Thomas Lisboa after a stellar career in the colored belt divisions.
Brian Giorgio Grappling Record
- BY DQ
3 SUBMISSIONS WINS
- BY DQ
3 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES
Brian Giorgio Fight History
|23564||Tanner RiceTanner Rice||L||Pts: 9x2||Kansas Open||O100KG||SF||2020|
|28186||Pedro MarinhoPedro Marinho||L||RNC||NoGi Worlds||ABS||8F||2021|
|28333||Victor HugoVictor Hugo||L||Katagatame||NoGi Worlds||O97KG||4F||2021|
|28929||Mason FowlerMason Fowler||L||RNC||ADCC EC Trials||99KG||4F||2021|
|29570||Guilherme CordiviolaGuilherme Cordiviola||L||Referee Decision||World Champ.||100KG||R1||2021|
|23477||Kamil Uminski||W||Points||Portland Open||100KG||SF||2020|
|23478||Bruno Iglesias||W||Armbar||Portland Open||100KG||F||2020|
|23479||Ramon Macedo||W||Choke from back||Portland Open||ABS||4F||2020|
|23480||Leonardo Domingo||W||Injury||Portland Open||ABS||SF||2020|
|23481||Piter Frank||W||Pts: 6x0||Portland Open||ABS||F||2020|
|28176||Estevan MartinezEstevan Martinez||W||Pts: 4x0||NoGi Worlds||ABS||R1||2021|
|28918||Fayaz Akbari||W||Triangle||ADCC EC Trials||99KG||R2||2021|
|28924||Jesse Hutt||W||Pts: 6x0||ADCC EC Trials||99KG||R3||2021|