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Charles Negromonte is a Brazilian jiu jitsu black belt under Zé Radiola, and a member of Roger Gracie‘s RGA association. One of the most successful competitors in Europe’s grappling circuit, Charles Negromonte has conquered medals in important international events such as the IBJJF World No-Gi Championship and European Championships (Gi and No-Gi) as well as CBJJ’s Brazilian Nationals and the UAEJJF’s Abu Dhabi Grand Slam – London.

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: Mitsuyo Maeda > Carlos Gracie > Helio Gracie > Carlos Gracie Jr > José Olímpio > Charles Negromonte

Main Achievements:

  • IBJJF European No-Gi Open Champion (2015)
  • IBJJF South American Champion (2013)
  • CBJJ Brazilian National No-Gi Champion (2014)
  • UAEJJF King of Mats Champion (2018)
  • UAEJJF Grand Slam Tour – London Champion (2016)
  • UAEJJF Grand Slam Tour – Abu Dhabi Champion (2018)
  • IBJJF London International Open Champion (2013)
  • IBJJF London Winter Open Champion (2015)
  • IBJJF World No-Gi 2nd Place (2016)
  • CBJJ Brazilian National No-Gi 2nd Place (2014*)
  • IBJJF European No-GI Open 2nd Place (2015*)
  • IBJJF London Winter Open 2nd Place (2015*/2016)
  • IBJJF World No-Gi 3rd Place (2015)
  • IBJJF European Open 3rd Place (2016)
  • CBJJ Brazilian National 3rd Place (2013)

Main Achievements (Colored Belts):

  • CBJJ Brazilian National Championship Runner-up (2012 brown)
  • IBJJF European Open Championship Runner-up (2011 brown)
  • IBJJF World Championship 3rd Place (2011 brown)
  • CBJJ Brazilian National Championship 3rd Place (2010/2011 brown)

* Absolute
** Weight and absolute

Favorite Position/Technique: Slide-in Choke from back

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 practised 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 neighbouring 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 brown belt, 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 home town 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 awhile 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 travelled 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, stearing 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

88 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    34 (39%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    7 (8%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    38 (43%)
  • BY DECISION
    7 (8%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    2 (2%)

38 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Choke from back
16
6
#86e620
Armbar
13
5
#5AD3D1
Submission
13
5
#d1212a
Choke
13
5
#fad11b
Mounted X choke
11
4
#f58822
Ezekiel
8
3
#224aba
Arm in Ezekiel
5
2
#ff9124
Kneebar
3
1
#bf1f6c
Choke from mount
3
1
#22c9a5
Bow and arrow
3
1
#fad223
Triangle armbar
3
1
#03861f
Katagatame
3
1
#039a1f
Inverted triangle
3
1
#03b41f
Reverse triangle
3
1
#03c61f
Shoulder pressure
3
1
38
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
31 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    19 (61%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    5 (16%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    3 (10%)
  • BY DECISION
    4 (13%)
  • 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
4443Fernando TerereFernando TerereLPts: 4x0European Open82KG4F2013
5354Leandro LoLeandro LoLPts: 4x2Pan American82KG4F2014
5529Claudio MattosClaudio MattosLReferee DecisionBrasileiro82KGSF2014
5692Leo NogueiraLeo NogueiraLPts: 5x0World Champ.ABSR32014
6473Renato CardosoRenato CardosoLReferee DecisionEuropeanABSR32015
6674Jackson SousaJackson SousaLPts: 0x0, AdvLondon WOABSF2015
7016Jackson SousaJackson SousaLPts: 4x0Rome OpenABSSF2015
7436Vinicius MarinhoVinicius MarinhoLPts: 3x0World Champ.82KG8F2015
8423Thiago SaThiago SaLPts: 3x0NoGi Worlds85KGSF2015
8469Mahamed AlyMahamed AlyLToe holdNoGi WorldsABS8F2015
8922Alan FinfouAlan FinfouLPts: 0x0, AdvEuropean Open82KGSF2016
9110Jackson SousaJackson SousaLPts: 4x2London WO94KGF2016
9115Jackson SousaJackson SousaLPts: 5x2London WOABSSF2016
9599Renato CardosoRenato CardosoLPts: 2x0World Pro85KG8F2016
10003Leandro LoLeandro LoLPts: 8x0World Champ.88KG8F2016
10903Josh HingerJosh HingerLPts: 11x0NoGi Worlds85KGF2016
11676Valdir AraujoValdir AraujoLReferee DecisionADCC SP Trials88KGSF2017
12571Claudio CalasansClaudio CalasansLKneebarWP BR Qualifier85KGF2017
14109Jackson SousaJackson SousaLPts: 0x0, AdvLondon Fall NG.OABSF2017
14651Murilo SantanaMurilo SantanaLPts: 0x0, AdvNoGi Worlds85KGSF2017
14882Horlando MonteiroHorlando MonteiroLPts: 2x0European Open88KG4F2018
15064Adam WardzinskiAdam WardzinskiLPts: 4x2British Nat. ProABSF2018
15452Isaque BahienseIsaque BahienseLToe holdGrand Slam LDN85KGF2018
15989Jaime CanutoJaime CanutoLPts: 2x0King of Mats85KGRR2018
16493Matheus DinizMatheus DinizLPts: 2x2, AdvWorld Champ.88KG8F2018
16758Gustavo BatistaGustavo BatistaLPts: 7x0ACBJJ World85KGF2018
16773Fellipe AndrewFellipe AndrewLPts: 2x0ACBJJ WorldABS4F2018
16856Vinicius GazolaLReferee DecisionSpider Inv. 4FO76KGSPF2018
19159Horlando MonteiroHorlando MonteiroLPts: 6x0London W. OpenABSF2019
19319Lucas BarbosaLucas BarbosaLPts: 5x0Grand Slam LDN85KGF2019
22047Isaque BahienseIsaque BahienseLPts: 10x6KOM85KGSPF2019
4334Daniel GarciaDaniel GarciaWPointsSouth American88KGSF2013
4336Claudio MattosClaudio MattosWChoke from backSouth American88KGF2013
5153Mathias RibeiroWPointsLondon Open82KG4F2013
5352Vitor OliveiraVitor OliveiraWKneebarPan American82KGR12014
5527UnknownWPointsBrasileiro82KG4F2014
6080Claudio MattosClaudio MattosWPts: 2x0Brasileiro NoGi88KGF2014
6352Martin AedmaWChoke from backFinnish OpenABSSF2015
6353S. BroscheWDQFinnish OpenABSF2015
6460Sebastian LecoqWChoke from mountEuropeanABSR22015
6659Ygor DantasWBow and arrowLondon WO82KG4F2015
6661Keith McKenzieKeith McKenzieWChoke from backLondon WO82KGF2015
6671UnknownWMounted X chokeLondon WOABS4F2015
6672Thiago SaThiago SaWPts: 6x4London WOABSSF2015
7425Marcos TinocoMarcos TinocoWChoke from backWorld Champ.82KGR12015
7716Darragh OConaillDarragh OConaillWPts: 12x0London Open82KGF2015
8414Ezra LenonWArmbarNoGi Worlds85KG8F2015
8419Marcos TinocoMarcos TinocoWArmbarNoGi Worlds85KG4F2015
8450Rodrigo SilvaWPts: 6x0NoGi WorldsABSR12015
8796Lecocq SébastienWMounted X chokeLondon Fall Open82KGSF2015
8797Darragh OConaillDarragh OConaillWPointsLondon Fall Open82KGF2015
8801UnknownWMounted X chokeLondon Fall OpenABS4F2015
8802T. JohannessenWPointsLondon Fall OpenABSSF2015
8804Luca AnacoretaLuca AnacoretaWPts: 4x2London Fall OpenABSF2015
8806Santeri LiliusSanteri LiliusWTriangle armbarLondon NoGi F. O.85KGF2015
8807Alan OliveiraWKatagatameLondon NoGi F. O.ABSF2015
8821Sergio LourencoD---Super 1585KGSPF2015
8917Darragh OConaillDarragh OConaillWPts: 15x0European Open82KGR22016
8919Vinicius de CastroWInverted triangleEuropean Open82KG4F2016
9109Hassine AzarkanWArmbarLondon WO94KGSF2016
9192Max CarvalhoMax CarvalhoWArmbarGrand Slam LDN85KGF2016
9594Thiago SaThiago SaWPts: 2x0World Pro85KGR12016
10845Eduardo RiosEduardo RiosWReferee DecisionPolaris 485KGSPF2016
10896Diogo SampaioDiogo SampaioWPts: 0x0, AdvNoGi Worlds85KGR12016
10900Thiago SaThiago SaWPts: 7x0NoGi Worlds85KG4F2016
10901Valdir AraujoValdir AraujoWReferee DecisionNoGi Worlds85KGSF2016
11723Ludy GoulartWPointsADCC RJ88KGR22017
11725Wesley LoboWPointsADCC RJ88KG8F2017
12028Faisal AlKitbeFaisal AlKitbeWArmbarGrand Slam LDN85KGSF2017
12030Santeri LiliusSanteri LiliusWEzekielGrand Slam LDN85KGF2017
12561Andre ReisWPts: 13x0WP BR Qualifier85KGR12017
12565Diego BorgesDiego BorgesWPts: 2x2, AdvWP BR Qualifier85KG4F2017
12569Rafael CarvalhoWEzekielWP BR Qualifier85KGSF2017
14103Joachim SveinsonWPointsLondon Fall NG.O85KGSF2017
14104Alec BauldingAlec BauldingWPointsLondon Fall NG.O85KGF2017
14106Ali MonfaradiAli MonfaradiWReverse triangleLondon Fall NG.OABS4F2017
14107Sergio RiosSergio RiosWPointsLondon Fall NG.OABSSF2017
14648Craig JonesCraig JonesWPts: 7x0NoGi Worlds85KG4F2017
14780Luis VenturinoWChoke from backGrand Slam AD85KG4F2018
14783Marcos CostaMarcos CostaWPts: 3x0Grand Slam AD85KGSF2018
14785Isaque BahienseIsaque BahienseWReferee DecisionGrand Slam AD85KGF2018
14879Rudson MateusRudson MateusWPts: 2x2, AdvEuropean Open88KGR12018
15059Bradley HillWDQBritish Nat. Pro85KGF2018
15063Jamie HughesWSubmissionBritish Nat. ProABSSF2018
15167Marc AkakpoviWPts: 9x0Netherlands Pro85KGSF2018
15168Maciej KozakWShoulder pressureNetherlands Pro85KGF2018
15173Marc AkakpoviWPts: 29x0Netherlands ProABSR12018
15447Bruno RealeWMounted X chokeGrand Slam LDN85KGR12018
15451Max LindbladMax LindbladWReferee DecisionGrand Slam LDN85KGSF2018
15497Aliaksandr VaraWChokeACB European85KGSF2018
15498Ayub M.WPts: 6x0ACB European85KGF2018
15847Bruno RealeWSubmissionTorino ChallengeABS4F2018
15850Ronaldo JesusWChokeTorino ChallengeABSSF2018
15852Tommy LangakerTommy LangakerWSubmissionTorino ChallengeABSF2018
15853Tommy LangakerTommy LangakerWPts: 4x2Torino Challenge88KGSF2018
15854Stefan CroitoruWSubmissionTorino Challenge88KGF2018
15984Andre GalvaoAndre GalvaoWPts: 0x0, AdvKing of Mats85KGRR2018
15991Renato CanutoRenato CanutoWReferee DecisionKing of Mats85KGSF2018
15992Jaime CanutoJaime CanutoWPts: 0x0, AdvKing of Mats85KGF2018
16337Ayub MagomadovWArm in EzekielParis Spring Open88KGF2018
16488Thiago SaThiago SaWReferee DecisionWorld Champ.88KGR12018
16752Maciej KozakWChokeACBJJ World85KGR12018
16757Rodrigo CaporalRodrigo CaporalWReferee DecisionACBJJ World85KGSF2018
17869Douglas MayerWSubmissionGerman Nat. Pro85KG4F2018
17871Marc AkakpoviWChoke from backGerman Nat. Pro85KGSF2018
17872Santeri LiliusSanteri LiliusWPts: 8x0German Nat. Pro85KGF2018
18110Gabriel CronembergerWChokeItaly Nat. Pro94KGSF2018
18112Luca AnacoretaLuca AnacoretaWPts: 9x0Italy Nat. Pro94KGF2018
19097Jamie HughesWChokeUK National Pro94KGF2019
19152Jacopo PasquiniWN/ALondon W. Open88KGF2019
19156Chris IlaganWN/ALondon W. OpenABS4F2019
19158Dimitri VostrivovWN/ALondon W. OpenABSSF2019
19318Igor SousaWPts: 4x4, AdvGrand Slam LDN85KGSF2019
21230Santeri LiliusSanteri LiliusD---Battle Grapple85KGSPF2019
22131A. VieiraWEzekielGrand Slam RJ85KGR12019
22136Matheus SpirandeliMatheus SpirandeliWPts: 2x0Grand Slam RJ85KG4F2019
22138Rafael PaganiniRafael PaganiniWArm in EzekielGrand Slam RJ85KGSF2019
22139Igor SousaWPts: 4x4, AdvGrand Slam RJ85KGF2019
22764Bredley HillWPts: 14x0Grand Slam AD85KG4F2020
22766Max LindbladMax LindbladWPointsGrand Slam AD85KGSF2020
22768Julio AnjosJulio AnjosWPointsGrand Slam AD85KGF2020

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