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Charles Negromonte is a Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt under Zé Radiola and a former member of Roger Gracie‘s Association (RGA). Widely regarded as one of the top medium-heavyweight competitors of his generation, Charles Negromonte earned his reputation by earning important medals of the International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation (IBJJF) and Abu Dhabi Jiu-Jitsu Pro Tour (AJP) circuits such as the World No-Gi Championship, European Championships (Gi and No-Gi) as well as CBJJ’s Brazilian Nationals and the Abu Dhabi Grand Slam.

Charles Negromonte Jiu Jitsu

Full Name: Charles Negromonte Santos

Nickname: Negromonte is often referenced as “Charlão” by his friends. A friendly way of saying Charles in Portuguese jargon.

Lineage: Carlos Gracie > Helio Gracie > Carlos Gracie Jr > José Olímpio > Charles Negromonte

Main Achievements:

  • 1st Place IBJJF European Open NOGI (2015)
  • 1st Place IBJJF South American Championship (2013)
  • 1st Place CBJJ Brazilian Nationals NOGI (2014)
  • 1st Place AJP King of Mats (2018)
  • 1st Place AJP Grand Slam, LDN (2016)
  • 1st Place AJP Grand Slam, ADB Champion (2018 / 2020)
  • 1st Place AJP Grand Slam, RJN Champion (2019)
  • 1st Place AJP British National Pro (2019)
  • 1st Place ACB European Championship (2018)
  • 1st Place IBJJF London Open (2013)
  • 1st Place IBJJF London Winter Open (2015)
  • 1st Place Torino JJ Challenge (2018**)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF World Championship NOGI (2016)
  • 2nd Place CBJJ CBJJ Brazilian Nationals NOGI (2014*)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF European Open NOGI (2015*)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF London Winter Open (2015*/2016)
  • 2nd Place ACB World Championship (2018)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF World Championship NOGI (2015)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF European Open (2016)
  • 3rd Place CBJJ Brazilian Nationals (2013)

Main Achievements (Colored Belts):

  • 2nd Place CBJJ Brazilian Nationals (2012 brown)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF European Open Championship (2011 brown)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF World Championship (2011 brown)
  • 3rd Place CBJJ Brazilian Nationals (2010/2011 brown)

* Absolute
** Weight and absolute

Favorite Position/Technique: Well-Rounded

Weight Division: Meio Pesado (88,30 kg / 195.0 lbs)

Team/Association: Roger Gracie Academy / ZR Team

Charles Negromonte Biography

Charles Negromonte was born on September 29, 1988, in Recife growing up in a nearby town named Paulista – both located in the Brazilian state of Pernambuco.

Although Charles spent a few months training judo when he was 6 years old, he had no particular interest in martial arts while growing up. Instead, Negromonte’s love lied in football (soccer), a sport he played competitively for years.

When Charles’ local football club was forced to close down due to financial difficulties, Negromonte turned his focus to skateboarding, an activity that he practiced relentlessly for a few years, even entering freestyle competitions.

In 2005 Charles Negromonte became aware of jiu-jitsu through his brother Orlando “Olhão”, who already practiced the gentle art in a neighboring academy. Around March that year, Charles decided to join that same grappling team, transferring his skating focus towards BJJ.

Negromonte remained with the local jiu-jitsu club all the way up to the brown belt rank, a time when he finished high school and decided to become a professional jiu-jitsu competitor. His life choice demanded a level of dedication he could not find at his gym, and for that reason, he decided to join Zé Radiola‘s team, one of the most prosperous grappling schools in the world. Due to the distance between his hometown and Radiola’s academy Charles chose to move into the gym, sleeping on the mats of the (then) Gracie Barra headquarters in Pernambuco.

It was also at the academy that Charles first started helping out with the classes, learning the coaching trade while picking up his first international coaching experience by spending 3 months in Poland, teaching jiu jitsu at the Copacabana academy – a gym affiliated with Braulio Estima at the time (Estima who was also a student of Radiola). After the Polish experience, Negromonte relocated to England for a while in order to train with Braulio and Victor Estima.

Charles spent a few years at brown belt, always making the podium of important tournaments in the International Jiu-Jitsu Federation’s (IBJJF) circuit, but never winning (and always losing either the final or semi-final by 2 points). In 2011 when the discussion to be promoted arose, Charles asked to stay another year in the division so he could break this “spell” that was haunting him. Unfortunately for Negromonte, 2012 brought him the same frustration and he was finally upgraded to black belt in July 1st of 2012.

After being promoted Charles Negromonte returned to England in preparation for a few up-and-coming events. While in the United Kingdom, training mainly with the Estima brothers in Birmingham, Negromonte also traveled regularly to London in order to train with the legendary Roger Gracie. With the strengthening of the relationship between Charles and the Gracie, Roger made an offer for Negromonte to move to London and join the Roger Gracie Academy team, an offer accepted after the nod by both coach Radiola and Braulio Estima.

As a black belt Negromonte’s career flourished, steering away from the bad luck he had as a brown belt by conquering important titles such as the South American Championship and the European No-Gi Open, among many others.

Cover photo by William Burkhardt of BJJ Pix.

C. Negromonte Grappling Record

97 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    37 (38%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    7 (7%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    42 (43%)
  • BY DECISION
    9 (9%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    2 (2%)

42 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Choke from back
17
7
#86e620
Mounted X choke
12
5
#5AD3D1
Armbar
12
5
#d1212a
Submission
12
5
#fad11b
Choke
12
5
#f58822
Katagatame
7
3
#224aba
Ezekiel
7
3
#ff9124
Arm in Ezekiel
5
2
#bf1f6c
Kneebar
2
1
#22c9a5
Choke from mount
2
1
#fad223
Bow and arrow
2
1
#03861f
Triangle armbar
2
1
#039a1f
Inverted triangle
2
1
#03b41f
Reverse triangle
2
1
#03c61f
Shoulder pressure
2
1
42
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
37 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    24 (65%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    5 (14%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    3 (8%)
  • BY DECISION
    5 (14%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

3 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
Toe hold
67
2
#86e620
Kneebar
33
1
3
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

C. Negromonte Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
4450Fernando TerereFernando TerereLPts: 4x0European Open82KG4F2013
5374Leandro LoLeandro LoLPts: 4x2Pan American82KG4F2014
5551Claudio MattosClaudio MattosLReferee DecisionBrasileiro82KGSF2014
5715Leo NogueiraLeo NogueiraLPts: 5x0World Champ.ABSR32014
6500Renato CardosoRenato CardosoLReferee DecisionEuropeanABSR32015
6701Jackson SousaJackson SousaLPts: 0x0, AdvLondon WOABSF2015
7043Jackson SousaJackson SousaLPts: 4x0Rome OpenABSSF2015
7463Vinicius MarinhoVinicius MarinhoLPts: 3x0World Champ.82KG8F2015
8450Thiago SaThiago SaLPts: 3x0NoGi Worlds85KGSF2015
8496Mahamed AlyMahamed AlyLToe holdNoGi WorldsABS8F2015
8949Alan FinfouAlan FinfouLPts: 0x0, AdvEuropean Open82KGSF2016
9137Jackson SousaJackson SousaLPts: 4x2London WO94KGF2016
9142Jackson SousaJackson SousaLPts: 5x2London WOABSSF2016
9626Renato CardosoRenato CardosoLPts: 2x0World Pro85KG8F2016
10030Leandro LoLeandro LoLPts: 8x0World Champ.88KG8F2016
10930Josh HingerJosh HingerLPts: 11x0NoGi Worlds85KGF2016
11714Valdir AraujoValdir AraujoLReferee DecisionADCC SP Trials88KGSF2017
12609Claudio CalasansClaudio CalasansLKneebarWP BR Qualifier85KGF2017
14154Jackson SousaJackson SousaLPts: 0x0, AdvLondon FNGOABSF2017
14700Murilo SantanaMurilo SantanaLPts: 0x0, AdvNoGi Worlds85KGSF2017
14939Horlando MonteiroHorlando MonteiroLPts: 2x0European Open88KG4F2018
15130Adam WardzinskiAdam WardzinskiLPts: 4x2British Nat. ProABSF2018
15518Isaque BahienseIsaque BahienseLToe holdGrand Slam LDN85KGF2018
16055Jaime CanutoJaime CanutoLPts: 2x0King of Mats85KGRR2018
16561Matheus DinizMatheus DinizLPts: 2x2, AdvWorld Champ.88KG8F2018
16826Gustavo BatistaGustavo BatistaLPts: 7x0ACBJJ World85KGF2018
16841Fellipe AndrewFellipe AndrewLPts: 2x0ACBJJ WorldABS4F2018
16924Vinicius GazolaLReferee DecisionSpider Inv. 4FO76KGSPF2018
19274Horlando MonteiroHorlando MonteiroLPts: 6x0London WOABSF2019
19437Lucas BarbosaLucas BarbosaLPts: 5x0Grand Slam LDN85KGF2019
22211Isaque BahienseIsaque BahienseLPts: 10x6KOM85KGSPF2019
30270Luan CarvalhoLuan CarvalhoLReferee DecisionADCC BR2 Trials88KG8F2022
32275Gabriel CostaGabriel CostaLPts: 2x2Grand Slam AD85KGSF2022
33890Leon BritoLeon BritoLPts: 2x1Grand Slam RJ85KG4F2022
33897Gabriel CostaGabriel CostaLPts: 3x2Grand Slam RJ85KGRPC2022
34179Elionai BrazLPts: 2x0Brasileiro NoGi91KGR12022
34211Wallace CostaWallace CostaLPts: 2x0Brasileiro NoGiABS4F2022
4339Daniel GarciaDaniel GarciaWPointsSouth American88KGSF2013
4341Claudio MattosClaudio MattosWChoke from backSouth American88KGF2013
5167Mathias RibeiroWPointsLondon Open82KG4F2013
5372Vitor OliveiraVitor OliveiraWKneebarPan American82KGR12014
5549UnknownWPointsBrasileiro82KG4F2014
6103Claudio MattosClaudio MattosWPts: 2x0Brasileiro NoGi88KGF2014
6379Martin AedmaWChoke from backFinnish OpenABSSF2015
6380S. BroscheWDQFinnish OpenABSF2015
6487Sebastian LecoqWChoke from mountEuropeanABSR22015
6686Ygor DantasWBow and arrowLondon WO82KG4F2015
6688Keith McKenzieKeith McKenzieWChoke from backLondon WO82KGF2015
6698UnknownWMounted X chokeLondon WOABS4F2015
6699Thiago SaThiago SaWPts: 6x4London WOABSSF2015
7452Marcos TinocoMarcos TinocoWChoke from backWorld Champ.82KGR12015
7743Darragh OConaillDarragh OConaillWPts: 12x0London Open82KGF2015
8441Ezra LenonWArmbarNoGi Worlds85KG8F2015
8446Marcos TinocoMarcos TinocoWArmbarNoGi Worlds85KG4F2015
8477Rodrigo SilvaWPts: 6x0NoGi WorldsABSR12015
8823Lecocq SébastienWMounted X chokeLondon FO82KGSF2015
8824Darragh OConaillDarragh OConaillWPointsLondon FO82KGF2015
8828UnknownWMounted X chokeLondon FOABS4F2015
8829T. JohannessenWPointsLondon FOABSSF2015
8831Luca AnacoretaLuca AnacoretaWPts: 4x2London FOABSF2015
8833Santeri LiliusSanteri LiliusWTriangle armbarLondon FNGO85KGF2015
8834Alan OliveiraWKatagatameLondon FNGOABSF2015
8848Sergio LourencoD---Super 1585KGSPF2015
8944Darragh OConaillDarragh OConaillWPts: 15x0European Open82KGR22016
8946Vinicius de CastroWInverted triangleEuropean Open82KG4F2016
9136Hassine AzarkanWArmbarLondon WO94KGSF2016
9219Max CarvalhoMax CarvalhoWArmbarGrand Slam LDN85KGF2016
9621Thiago SaThiago SaWPts: 2x0World Pro85KGR12016
10872Eduardo RiosEduardo RiosWReferee DecisionPolaris 485KGSPF2016
10923Diogo SampaioDiogo SampaioWPts: 0x0, AdvNoGi Worlds85KGR12016
10927Thiago SaThiago SaWPts: 7x0NoGi Worlds85KG4F2016
10928Valdir AraujoValdir AraujoWReferee DecisionNoGi Worlds85KGSF2016
11761Ludy GoulartWPointsADCC RJ88KGR22017
11763Wesley LoboWPointsADCC RJ88KG8F2017
12066Faisal AlKitbeFaisal AlKitbeWArmbarGrand Slam LDN85KGSF2017
12068Santeri LiliusSanteri LiliusWEzekielGrand Slam LDN85KGF2017
12599Andre ReisWPts: 13x0WP BR Qualifier85KGR12017
12603Diego BorgesDiego BorgesWPts: 2x2, AdvWP BR Qualifier85KG4F2017
12607Rafael CarvalhoWEzekielWP BR Qualifier85KGSF2017
14148Joachim SveinsonWPointsLondon FNGO85KGSF2017
14149Alec BauldingAlec BauldingWPointsLondon FNGO85KGF2017
14151Ali MonfaradiAli MonfaradiWReverse triangleLondon FNGOABS4F2017
14152Sergio RiosSergio RiosWPointsLondon FNGOABSSF2017
14697Craig JonesCraig JonesWPts: 7x0NoGi Worlds85KG4F2017
14835Luis VenturinoWChoke from backGrand Slam AD85KG4F2018
14838Marcos CostaMarcos CostaWPts: 3x0Grand Slam AD85KGSF2018
14840Isaque BahienseIsaque BahienseWReferee DecisionGrand Slam AD85KGF2018
14936Rudson MateusRudson MateusWPts: 2x2, AdvEuropean Open88KGR12018
15125Bradley HillWDQBritish Nat. Pro85KGF2018
15129Jamie HughesWSubmissionBritish Nat. ProABSSF2018
15233Marc AkakpoviWPts: 9x0Netherlands Pro85KGSF2018
15234Maciej KozakWShoulder pressureNetherlands Pro85KGF2018
15239Marc AkakpoviWPts: 29x0Netherlands ProABSR12018
15513Bruno RealeWMounted X chokeGrand Slam LDN85KGR12018
15517Max LindbladMax LindbladWReferee DecisionGrand Slam LDN85KGSF2018
15563Aliaksandr VaraWChokeACB European85KGSF2018
15564Ayub M.WPts: 6x0ACB European85KGF2018
15913Bruno RealeWSubmissionTorino ChallengeABS4F2018
15916Ronaldo JesusWChokeTorino ChallengeABSSF2018
15918Tommy LangakerTommy LangakerWSubmissionTorino ChallengeABSF2018
15919Tommy LangakerTommy LangakerWPts: 4x2Torino Challenge88KGSF2018
15920Stefan CroitoruWSubmissionTorino Challenge88KGF2018
16050Andre GalvaoAndre GalvaoWPts: 0x0, AdvKing of Mats85KGRR2018
16057Renato CanutoRenato CanutoWReferee DecisionKing of Mats85KGSF2018
16058Jaime CanutoJaime CanutoWPts: 0x0, AdvKing of Mats85KGF2018
16405Ayub MagomadovWArm in EzekielParis Spring Open88KGF2018
16556Thiago SaThiago SaWReferee DecisionWorld Champ.88KGR12018
16820Maciej KozakWChokeACBJJ World85KGR12018
16825Rodrigo CaporalRodrigo CaporalWReferee DecisionACBJJ World85KGSF2018
17951Douglas MayerWSubmissionGerman Nat. Pro85KG4F2018
17953Marc AkakpoviWChoke from backGerman Nat. Pro85KGSF2018
17954Santeri LiliusSanteri LiliusWPts: 8x0German Nat. Pro85KGF2018
18203Gabriel CronembergerWChokeItaly Nat. Pro94KGSF2018
18205Luca AnacoretaLuca AnacoretaWPts: 9x0Italy Nat. Pro94KGF2018
19212Jamie HughesWChokeUK National Pro94KGF2019
19267Jacopo PasquiniWN/ALondon WO88KGF2019
19271Chris IlaganWN/ALondon WOABS4F2019
19273Dimitri VostrivovWN/ALondon WOABSSF2019
19436Igor SousaWPts: 4x4, AdvGrand Slam LDN85KGSF2019
21381Santeri LiliusSanteri LiliusD---Battle Grapple85KGSPF2019
22296A. VieiraWEzekielGrand Slam RJ85KGR12019
22301Matheus SpirandeliMatheus SpirandeliWPts: 2x0Grand Slam RJ85KG4F2019
22303Rafael PaganiniRafael PaganiniWArm in EzekielGrand Slam RJ85KGSF2019
22304Igor SousaWPts: 4x4, AdvGrand Slam RJ85KGF2019
22966Bredley HillWPts: 14x0Grand Slam AD85KG4F2020
22968Max LindbladMax LindbladWPointsGrand Slam AD85KGSF2020
22970Julio AnjosJulio AnjosWPointsGrand Slam AD85KGF2020
30231Rafael BernardesWKatagatameADCC BR2 Trials88KGR22022
30257Rafael TolmosWReferee DecisionADCC BR2 Trials88KGR32022
32272Nader BakerWChoke from backGrand Slam AD85KG4F2022
32279Caio MendoncaWMounted X chokeGrand Slam AD85KGRPC2022
32280P. CadeteWPts: 6x0Grand Slam AD85KG3RD2022
33873Vital NetoWReferee DecisionGrand Slam RJ85KGR12022
33884Pedro CostaWPts: 10x2Grand Slam RJ85KG8F2022
34201Felipe LucasWKatagatameBrasileiro NoGiABSR12022
34203Rafael PaganiniRafael PaganiniWPts: 7x0Brasileiro NoGiABS8F2022

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One Comment

  • Carlos negromonte says:

    Good morning everyone, I’m very proud to have a fighting son who went through so many obstacles but with great victories, keep it up my son but never forget to be God-fearing, um xero.

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