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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

81 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    30 (37%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    7 (9%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    36 (44%)
  • BY DECISION
    6 (7%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    2 (2%)

36 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Choke from back
17
6
#86e620
Armbar
14
5
#5AD3D1
Submission
14
5
#d1212a
Choke
14
5
#fad11b
Mounted X choke
11
4
#f58822
Ezekiel
6
2
#224aba
Arm in ezekiel
3
1
#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
36
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
30 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    19 (63%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    5 (17%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    3 (10%)
  • BY DECISION
    3 (10%)
  • 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
4427Fernando TerereFernando TerereLPts: 4x0European Open82KG4F2013
5338Leandro LoLeandro LoLPts: 4x2Pan American82KG4F2014
5512Claudio MattosClaudio MattosLReferee DecisionBrasileiro82KGSF2014
5675Leo NogueiraLeo NogueiraLPts: 5x0World Champ.ABSR32014
6450Renato CardosoRenato CardosoLReferee DecisionEuropeanABSR32015
6649Jackson SousaJackson SousaLPts: 0x0, AdvLondon Winter Op.ABSF2015
6990Jackson SousaJackson SousaLPts: 4x0Rome OpenABSSF2015
7410Vinicius MarinhoVinicius MarinhoLPts: 3x0World Champ.82KG8F2015
8397Thiago SaThiago SaLPts: 3x0NoGi Worlds85KGSF2015
8443Mahamed AlyMahamed AlyLToe holdNoGi WorldsABS8F2015
8886Alan FinfouAlan FinfouLPts: 0x0, AdvEuropean Open82KGSF2016
9073Jackson SousaJackson SousaLPts: 4x2London W. Open94KGF2016
9077Jackson SousaJackson SousaLPts: 5x2London W. OpenABSSF2016
9556Renato CardosoRenato CardosoLPts: 2x0World Pro85KG8F2016
9959Leandro LoLeandro LoLPts: 8x0World Champ.88KG8F2016
10852Josh HingerJosh HingerLPts: 11x0NoGi Worlds85KGF2016
11651Patrick GaudioPatrick GaudioLPointsADCC RJ88KG4F2017
12476Claudio CalasansClaudio CalasansLKneebarWP BR Qualifier85KGF2017
13991Jackson SousaJackson SousaLPts: 0x0, AdvLondon Fall NG.OABSF2017
14520Murilo SantanaMurilo SantanaLPts: 0x0, AdvNoGi Worlds85KGSF2017
14722Horlando MonteiroHorlando MonteiroLPts: 2x0European Open88KG4F2018
14902Adam WardzinskiAdam WardzinskiLPts: 4x2British Nat. ProABSF2018
15280Isaque BahienseIsaque BahienseLToe holdGrand Slam LDN85KGF2018
15812Jaime CanutoJaime CanutoLPts: 2x0King of Mats85KGRR2018
16305Matheus DinizMatheus DinizLPts: 2x2, AdvWorld Champ.88KG8F2018
16556Gustavo BatistaGustavo BatistaLPts: 7x0ACBJJ World85KGF2018
16571Fellipe AndrewFellipe AndrewLPts: 2x0ACBJJ WorldABS4F2018
16654Vinicius GazolaLReferee DecisionSpider Inv. 4FO76KGSPF2018
18816Horlando MonteiroHorlando MonteiroLPts: 6x0London W. OpenABSF2019
18964Lucas BarbosaLucas BarbosaLPts: 5x0Grand Slam LDN85KGF2019
4318Daniel GarciaDaniel GarciaWPointsSouth American88KGSF2013
4320Claudio MattosClaudio MattosWChoke from backSouth American88KGF2013
5137Mathias RibeiroWPointsLondon Open82KG4F2013
5336Vitor OliveiraVitor OliveiraWKneebarPan American82KGR12014
5510UnknownWPointsBrasileiro82KG4F2014
6063Claudio MattosClaudio MattosWPts: 2x0Brasileiro NoGi88KGF2014
6328Martin AedmaWChoke from backFinnish OpenABSSF2015
6329S. BroscheWDQFinnish OpenABSF2015
6437Sebastian LecoqWChoke from mountEuropeanABSR22015
6636Ygor DantasWBow and arrowLondon Winter Op.82KG4F2015
6638Keith McKenzieKeith McKenzieWChoke from backLondon Winter Op.82KGF2015
6646UnknownWMounted X chokeLondon Winter Op.ABS4F2015
6647Thiago SaThiago SaWPts: 6x4London Winter Op.ABSSF2015
7399Marcos TinocoMarcos TinocoWChoke from backWorld Champ.82KGR12015
7690Darragh OConaillDarragh OConaillWPts: 12x0London Open82KGF2015
8388Ezra LenonWArmbarNoGi Worlds85KG8F2015
8393Marcos TinocoMarcos TinocoWArmbarNoGi Worlds85KG4F2015
8424Rodrigo SilvaWPts: 6x0NoGi WorldsABSR12015
8766Lecocq SébastienWMounted X chokeLondon Fall Open82KGSF2015
8767Darragh OConaillDarragh OConaillWPointsLondon Fall Open82KGF2015
8769UnknownWMounted X chokeLondon Fall OpenABS4F2015
8770T. JohannessenWPointsLondon Fall OpenABSSF2015
8771Luca AnacoretaLuca AnacoretaWPts: 4x2London Fall OpenABSF2015
8773Santeri LiliusWTriangle armbarLondon NoGi F. O.85KGF2015
8774Alan OliveiraWKatagatameLondon NoGi F. O.ABSF2015
8785Sergio LourencoD---Super 1585KGSPF2015
8881Darragh OConaillDarragh OConaillWPts: 15x0European Open82KGR22016
8883Vinicius de CastroWInverted triangleEuropean Open82KG4F2016
9072Hassine AzarkanWArmbarLondon W. Open94KGSF2016
9154Max CarvalhoMax CarvalhoWArmbarLondon Grand Slam85KGF2016
9551Thiago SaThiago SaWPts: 2x0World Pro85KGR12016
10794Eduardo RiosEduardo RiosWReferee DecisionPolaris 485KGSPF2016
10845Diogo SampaioDiogo SampaioWPts: 0x0, AdvNoGi Worlds85KGR12016
10849Thiago SaThiago SaWPts: 7x0NoGi Worlds85KG4F2016
10850Valdir JuniorWPts: 0x0, AdvNoGi Worlds85KGSF2016
11648Ludy GoulartWPointsADCC RJ88KGR22017
11650Wesley LoboWPointsADCC RJ88KG8F2017
11941Faisal AlKitbeFaisal AlKitbeWArmbarGrand Slam LDN85KGSF2017
11943Santeri LiliusWEzekielGrand Slam LDN85KGF2017
12466Andre ReisWPts: 13x0WP BR Qualifier85KGR12017
12470Diego BorgesDiego BorgesWPts: 2x2, AdvWP BR Qualifier85KG4F2017
12474Rafael CarvalhoWEzekielWP BR Qualifier85KGSF2017
13985Joachim SveinsonWPointsLondon Fall NG.O85KGSF2017
13986Alec BauldingAlec BauldingWPointsLondon Fall NG.O85KGF2017
13988Ali MonfaradiWReverse triangleLondon Fall NG.OABS4F2017
13989Sergio RiosSergio RiosWPointsLondon Fall NG.OABSSF2017
14517Craig JonesCraig JonesWPts: 7x0NoGi Worlds85KG4F2017
14626Luis VenturinoWChoke from backGrand Slam AD85KG4F2018
14629Marcos CostaMarcos CostaWPts: 3x0Grand Slam AD85KGSF2018
14631Isaque BahienseIsaque BahienseWReferee DecisionGrand Slam AD85KGF2018
14719Rudson MateusRudson MateusWPts: 2x2, AdvEuropean Open88KGR12018
14897Bradley HillWDQBritish Nat. Pro85KGF2018
14901Jamie HughesWSubmissionBritish Nat. ProABSSF2018
15005Marc AkakpoviWPts: 9x0Netherlands Pro85KGSF2018
15006Maciej KozakWShoulder pressureNetherlands Pro85KGF2018
15011Marc AkakpoviWPts: 29x0Netherlands ProABSR12018
15275Bruno RealeWMounted X chokeGrand Slam LDN85KGR12018
15279Max LindbladMax LindbladWReferee DecisionGrand Slam LDN85KGSF2018
15325Aliaksandr VaraWChokeACB European85KGSF2018
15326Ayub M.WPts: 6x0ACB European85KGF2018
15670Bruno RealeWSubmissionTorino ChallengeABS4F2018
15673Ronaldo JesusWChokeTorino ChallengeABSSF2018
15675Tommy LangakerTommy LangakerWSubmissionTorino ChallengeABSF2018
15676Tommy LangakerTommy LangakerWPts: 4x2Torino Challenge88KGSF2018
15677Stefan CroitoruWSubmissionTorino Challenge88KGF2018
15807André GalvãoWPts: 0x0, AdvKing of Mats85KGRR2018
15814Renato CanutoRenato CanutoWReferee DecisionKing of Mats85KGSF2018
15815Jaime CanutoJaime CanutoWPts: 0x0, AdvKing of Mats85KGF2018
16149Ayub MagomadovWArm in ezekielParis Spring Open88KGF2018
16300Thiago SaThiago SaWReferee DecisionWorld Champ.88KGR12018
16550Maciej KozakWChokeACBJJ World85KGR12018
16555Rodrigo CaporalRodrigo CaporalWReferee DecisionACBJJ World85KGSF2018
17618Douglas MayerWSubmissionGerman Nat. Pro85KG4F2018
17619Marc AkakpoviWChoke from backGerman Nat. Pro85KGSF2018
17620Santeri LiliusWPts: 8x0German Nat. Pro85KGF2018
17852Gabriel CronembergerWChokeItaly Nat. Pro94KGSF2018
17854Luca AnacoretaLuca AnacoretaWPts: 9x0Italy Nat. Pro94KGF2018
18756Jamie HughesWChokeUK National Pro94KGF2019
18809Jacopo PasquiniWN/ALondon W. Open88KGF2019
18813Chris IlaganWN/ALondon W. OpenABS4F2019
18815Dimitri VostrivovWN/ALondon W. OpenABSSF2019
18963Igor SousaWPts: 4x4, AdvGrand Slam LDN85KGSF2019

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