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Bruno Frazatto

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Bruno Frazatto is one of the top jiu jitsu featherweights in the world (who also fights at lightweight on occasion). Bruno has won important competitions in BJJ such as the Brazilian National Championship and the Pan American, having competed for different academies in the process of becoming one of the best fighters of his generation, though he is mostly recognized by his spell at the the prestigious Atos Team, one of the best academies in the World.

Bruno Frazatto Jiu Jitsu

Full Name: Bruno Frazatto Xavier de Campos Barbosa

Nickname: n/a

Lineage: Mitsuyo Maeda > Carlos Gracie > Helio Gracie > Rickson Gracie > Marcelo Behring > Waldomiro Perez > Roberto Godoi > Bruno Frazatto

Main Achievements as a Black Belt (BJJ):

  • Pan American Champion (2011)
  • Brazilian National Champion (2006 and 2009)
  • European Open Champion (2012)
  • World Championship Runner-up (2008)
  • Pan American Championship Runner-up (2016)
  • Brazilian ADCC Trials Champion

Weight Division: Featherweight

Favourite technique/Position: Open guard

Team/Affiliation: Atos Academy – Formerly from Godoi Jiu Jitsu, Brazilian Top Team (BTT) and Brasa.

Merchandise: Guard Passing Seminar

Bruno Frazatto’s Biography

Not much is known from Frazatto, a fighter who has always been reserved with the media. It is known however that Bruno was born in Campinas on the 12th of July 1984. He started his BJJ training when he was 16 years old, and his fast rise to the Black Belt came due to his numerous titles, fighting many times in the adult division when he was still under age.

His black belt came from the hands of Roberto Godoi, the illustrious Brazilian Jiu Jitsu coach from Sao Paulo in 2005 and straight away he made his first Mundial (World Championship) podium (3rd Place). In 2006, Frazatto debuted in Mixed Martial Arts with a victory at the Max Fight 1, winning the fight by submission. In that same year won his first big tournament at black belt, the Brasileiro (Brazilian Nationals), he continued fighting MMA as well with two more victories.

Frazatto managed to continue his winning streak on both fronts (grappling and MMA) throughout 2007 winning another fight at a local MMA event while competing (and winning) the Brazilian trials for the ADCC. He fell short that year at the World Championship with another bronze medal.

For 2008 Bruno Frazatto decided to re-think his training schedule, and in trying to get his long term goal of achieving world title, he called off his MMA career and focused solely on gi work. This decision brought him to change up his training partners and to move to a more competitive camp, stepping away from the Godoi Jiu Jitsu Academy to start his training with Leozinho Vieira at the Brasa academy in Sao Paulo. He split his training between Leozinho in Sao Paulo and Ramon Lemos‘s camp in Rio Claro. The change did improve Frazatto’s performances, but didn’t get him the desired gold as Bruno lost to his nemesis, Rubens Charles in the final of both the Mundial and the Pan Ams.

In 2009 with the split in Brasa, Frazatto moved for good with the Ramon Lemos’ team (Atos). Together with Frazatto, several other big names followed, this was one of the finest moments in Bruno’s career with several big tournament wins. In 2013 Frazatto shifted his focus almost completely to MMA, training at Team Nogueira and fighting for the famous academy on several occasions.

Bruno Frazatto Grappling Record

46 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    26 (57%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    7 (15%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    10 (22%)
  • BY DECISION
    3 (7%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

10 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Triangle
30
3
#86e620
RNC
30
3
#5AD3D1
Triangle armbar
20
2
#d1212a
Armbar
20
2
10
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
26 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    13 (50%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    1 (4%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    5 (19%)
  • BY DECISION
    5 (19%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    2 (8%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

5 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
Toe hold
60
3
#86e620
Triangle
20
1
#5AD3D1
Crucifix choke
20
1
5
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Bruno Frazatto Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
1409Rubens CharlesRubens CharlesLToe holdWorld Champ.70KGSF2006
1738Rubens CharlesRubens CharlesLPointsWorld Champ.70KGSF2007
1881Marcelino FreitasMarcelino FreitasLReferee DecisionBrasileiro70KGF2008
1906Rubens CharlesRubens CharlesLToe holdWorld Champ.70KGF2008
2316Rubens CharlesRubens CharlesLReferee DecisionWorld Champ.70KGF2009
2493Claudio MattosClaudio MattosLPts: 2x0WPC SD trials74KGSF2010
2668Celso ViniciusCelso ViniciusLAdvWorld Champ.76KGR22010
2886Bruno MalfacineBruno MalfacineLPointsWorld Pro.65KG4F2011
3086Augusto MendesAugusto MendesLPenWorld Champ.70KG4F2011
3199Rafael MendesRafael MendesLPts: 6x0ADCC66KGR12011
3281Gunnar NelsonGunnar NelsonLPointsADCCABSR12011
3719Isaque PaivaIsaque PaivaLTriangleGramado Trials65KGF2012
7917Rubens CharlesRubens CharlesLPts: 3x0ADCC66KGF2015
9192Paulo MiyaoPaulo MiyaoLPts: 4x2Pan American70KGSF2016
9627Mansher KheraMansher KheraLPts: 2x0San Antonio Open76KGF2016
9785Joao MiyaoJoao MiyaoLPointsAtlanta BJJ Pro70KGF2016
9889Marcio AndreMarcio AndreLPts: 9x6World Champ.70KG4F2016
10541Samir ChantreSamir ChantreLReferee DecisionAtlanta S. Open70KGF2016
10548Samir ChantreSamir ChantreLPenAtlanta S. NoGi67KGF2016
11048Gianni GrippoGianni GrippoLPts: 4x2NY BJJ Pro70KGSF2016
11615Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoLReferee DecisionF2Win 2370KGSPF2017
12011Alexandre VieiraAlexandre VieiraLCrucifix chokePan American70KG8F2017
12872Justin RaderJustin RaderLReferee DecisionF2W Pro 3570KGSPF2017
16398Ali MagomedovLToe holdACBJJ 1465KGSPF2018
17744Geo MartinezGeo MartinezLPts: 3x2Kasai Pro 465KGR12018
19236Paulo MiyaoPaulo MiyaoLPts: 4x0Orlando SPO70KGSF2019
1147Cicero CosthaCicero CosthaWPts: 2x0Brasileiro70KGF2005
1408Wagner NascimentoWPointsWorld Champ.70KG4F2006
1488Jonatas GurgelJonatas GurgelWPts: 2x0Brasileiro70KGF2006
1634Rafa MendesWPts: 5x0ADCC Trials66KGF2007
1900Yuji UchidaWTriangle armbarWorld Champ.70KGR12008
1901Augusto MendesAugusto MendesWPointsWorld Champ.70KG4F2008
1905Mario ReisMario ReisWPointsWorld Champ.70KGSF2008
1991Denilson PimentaDenilson PimentaWPts: 4x4, AdvNoGi Worlds70KGF2008
2101Isaque PaivaIsaque PaivaWPointsBrasileiro CBJJE70KGF2009
2311Jonatas GurgelJonatas GurgelWPts: 2x2, AdvWorld Champ.70KG4F2009
2314Mario ReisMario ReisWPts: 2x0World Champ.70KGSF2009
2856Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoWPts: 4x2Pan American70KG4F2011
2916Reinaldo RibeiroReinaldo RibeiroWPts: 2x0World P. NoGi64KGR12011
2920Bruno MalfacineBruno MalfacineWPts: 2x2, AdvWorld P. NoGi64KG4F2011
2921Reinaldo RibeiroReinaldo RibeiroWPts: 2x0World P. NoGi64KGSF2011
2935Bruno FonsecaWN/ABrasileiro70KGSF2011
2937Leo SaggioroLeo SaggioroWPointsBrasileiro70KGF2011
2990Renato TavaresRenato TavaresWTriangleWorld Champ.70KGRDS2011
2999Gabriel WillcoxWRNCWorld Champ.70KGRDS2011
3190R. VieiraWRNCADCC Rio Trials66KG4F2011
3192Gabriel MarangoniGabriel MarangoniWPts: 3x0ADCC Rio Trials66KGSF2011
3193Caio IzidroWTriangleADCC Rio Trials66KGF2011
3478Leo SaggioroLeo SaggioroWTriangleEuropean Open70KG4F2012
3479Max CamposWN/AEuropean Open70KGSF2012
3718Luciano AldiguieriWTriangle armbarGramado Trials65KGSF2012
6034AJ AgazarmAJ AgazarmWPts: 0x0, AdvWorld ExpoABSSPF2014
6978Ilke BulutIlke BulutWReferee DecisionRome Open76KGSF2015
6979Samuel HertzogWPointsRome Open76KGF2015
7902Mark RamosMark RamosWRNCADCC66KGR12015
7912Renan SancarWReferee DecisionADCC66KG4F2015
7914Geo MartinezGeo MartinezWPts: 2x0ADCC66KGSF2015
8974Lucas DantasWPointsPNBJJCABSSPF2016
9186Rodrigo CardosoWPts: 2x2, AdvPan American70KG8F2016
9190Niccolas AraujoWN/APan American70KG4F2016
9343Gianni GrippoGianni GrippoD---Polaris 370KGSPF2016
9625Marcus WilsonWPts: 4x0San Antonio Open76KGSF2016
9782Rodrigo LimaWN/AAtlanta BJJ Pro70KG4F2016
9784Victor PaschoalWN/AAtlanta BJJ Pro70KGSF2016
9884Italo LinsItalo LinsWPts: 4x4, AdvWorld Champ.70KGR22016
11047Joseph ConeryWArmbarNY BJJ Pro70KG4F2016
11270Franciscso MatosWN/AMiami Fall Open70KGSF2016
11271Rodrigo LimaWN/AMiami Fall Open70KGF2016
11321Chad BinghamWArmbarF2W Pro 2076KGSPF2017
12438Geo MartinezGeo MartinezWPts: 5x0ADCC WC Trials66KGSPF2017
15055Gabriel MarangoniGabriel MarangoniWPointsACBJJ 1165KGSPF2018
16012Nicholas WelkerWReferee DecisionACBJJ 1365KGSPF2018
19234Rodrigo FrancioniWPts: 0x0, AdvOrlando SPO70KG4F2019

Banner picture taken by Ross Finlayson.

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