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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

72 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    26 (36%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    6 (8%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    32 (44%)
  • BY DECISION
    6 (8%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    2 (3%)

32 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Choke from back
19
6
#86e620
Armbar
16
5
#5AD3D1
Choke
13
4
#d1212a
Cross ck. f. mount
9
3
#fad11b
Submission
6
2
#f58822
Ezekiel
6
2
#224aba
Shoulder pressure
3
1
#ff9124
Mounted X choke
3
1
#bf1f6c
Arm in ezekiel
3
1
#22c9a5
Kneebar
3
1
#fad223
Choke from mount
3
1
#03861f
Bow and arrow
3
1
#039a1f
Triangle armbar
3
1
#03b41f
Katagatame
3
1
#03c61f
Inverted triangle
3
1
#03d61f
Reverse triangle
3
1
32
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
28 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    17 (61%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    5 (18%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    3 (11%)
  • BY DECISION
    3 (11%)
  • 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
4413Fernando TerereFernando TerereLPts: 4x0European Open82KG4F2013
5316Leandro LoLeandro LoLPts: 4x2Pan American82KG4F2014
5489Claudio MattosClaudio MattosLReferee DecisionBrasileiro82KGSF2014
5652Leo NogueiraLeo NogueiraLPts: 5x0World Champ.ABSR32014
6415Renato CardosoRenato CardosoLReferee DecisionEuropeanABSR32015
6614Jackson SousaJackson SousaLPts: 0x0, AdvLondon Winter Op.ABSF2015
6955Jackson SousaJackson SousaLPts: 4x0Rome OpenABSSF2015
7375Vinicius MarinhoVinicius MarinhoLPts: 3x0World Champ.82KG8F2015
8357Thiago SaThiago SaLPts: 3x0NoGi Worlds85KGSF2015
8403Mahamed AlyMahamed AlyLToe holdNoGi WorldsABS8F2015
8845Alan FinfouAlan FinfouLPts: 0x0, AdvEuropean Open82KGSF2016
9032Jackson SousaJackson SousaLPts: 4x2London W. Open94KGF2016
9036Jackson SousaJackson SousaLPts: 5x2London W. OpenABSSF2016
9515Renato CardosoRenato CardosoLPts: 2x0World Pro85KG8F2016
9916Leandro LoLeandro LoLPts: 8x0World Champ.88KG8F2016
10802Josh HingerJosh HingerLPts: 11x0NoGi Worlds85KGF2016
11591Patrick GaudioPatrick GaudioLPointsADCC RJ88KG4F2017
12413Claudio CalasansClaudio CalasansLKneebarWP BR Qualifier85KGF2017
13921Jackson SousaJackson SousaLPts: 0x0, AdvLondon Fall NG.OABSF2017
14438Murilo SantanaMurilo SantanaLPts: 0x0, AdvNoGi Worlds85KGSF2017
14615Horlando MonteiroHorlando MonteiroLPts: 2x0European Open88KG4F2018
14793Adam WardzinskiAdam WardzinskiLPts: 4x2British Nat. ProABSF2018
15155Isaque BahienseIsaque BahienseLToe holdGrand Slam LDN85KGF2018
15638Jaime CanutoJaime CanutoLPts: 2x0King of Mats85KGRR2018
16125Matheus DinizMatheus DinizLPts: 2x2, AdvWorld Champ.88KG8F2018
16360Gustavo BatistaGustavo BatistaLPts: 7x0ACBJJ World85KGF2018
16375Fellipe AndrewFellipe AndrewLPts: 2x0ACBJJ WorldABS4F2018
16449Vinicius GazolaLReferee DecisionSpider Inv. 4FO76KGSPF2018
4304Daniel GarciaDaniel GarciaWPointsSouth American88KGSF2013
4306Claudio MattosClaudio MattosWChoke from backSouth American88KGF2013
5123Mathias RibeiroWPointsLondon Open82KG4F2013
5314Vitor OliveiraVitor OliveiraWKneebarPan American82KGR12014
5487UnknownWPointsBrasileiro82KG4F2014
6031Claudio MattosClaudio MattosWPts: 2x0Brasileiro NoGi88KGF2014
6295Martin AedmaWChoke from backFinnish OpenABSSF2015
6296S. BroscheWDQFinnish OpenABSF2015
6402Sebastian LecoqWChoke from mountEuropeanABSR22015
6601Ygor DantasWBow and arrowLondon Winter Op.82KG4F2015
6603Keith McKenzieKeith McKenzieWChoke from backLondon Winter Op.82KGF2015
6611UnknownWCross ck. f. mountLondon Winter Op.ABS4F2015
6612Thiago SaThiago SaWPts: 6x4London Winter Op.ABSSF2015
7364Marcos TinocoMarcos TinocoWChoke from backWorld Champ.82KGR12015
7651Darragh OConaillDarragh OConaillWPts: 12x0London Open82KGF2015
8348Ezra LenonWArmbarNoGi Worlds85KG8F2015
8353Marcos TinocoMarcos TinocoWArmbarNoGi Worlds85KG4F2015
8384Rodrigo SilvaWPts: 6x0NoGi WorldsABSR12015
8726Lecocq SébastienWCross ck. f. mountLondon Fall Open82KGSF2015
8727Darragh OConaillDarragh OConaillWPointsLondon Fall Open82KGF2015
8729UnknownWCross ck. f. mountLondon Fall OpenABS4F2015
8730T. JohannessenWPointsLondon Fall OpenABSSF2015
8731Luca AnacoretaLuca AnacoretaWPts: 4x2London Fall OpenABSF2015
8733Santeri LiliusWTriangle armbarLondon NoGi F. O.85KGF2015
8734Alan OliveiraWKatagatameLondon NoGi F. O.ABSF2015
8745Sergio LourencoD---Super 1585KGSPF2015
8840Darragh OConaillDarragh OConaillWPts: 15x0European Open82KGR22016
8842Vinicius de CastroWInverted triangleEuropean Open82KG4F2016
9031Hassine AzarkanWArmbarLondon W. Open94KGSF2016
9113Max CarvalhoMax CarvalhoWArmbarLondon Grand Slam85KGF2016
9510Thiago SaThiago SaWPts: 2x0World Pro85KGR12016
10744Eduardo RiosWReferee DecisionPolaris 485KGSPF2016
10795Diogo SampaioDiogo SampaioWPts: 0x0, AdvNoGi Worlds85KGR12016
10799Thiago SaThiago SaWPts: 7x0NoGi Worlds85KG4F2016
10800Valdir JuniorWPts: 0x0, AdvNoGi Worlds85KGSF2016
11588Ludy GoulartWPointsADCC RJ88KGR22017
11590Wesley LoboWPointsADCC RJ88KG8F2017
11880Faisal AlKitbeFaisal AlKitbeWArmbarGrand Slam LDN85KGSF2017
11882Santeri LiliusWEzekielGrand Slam LDN85KGF2017
12403Andre ReisWPts: 13x0WP BR Qualifier85KGR12017
12407Diego BorgesDiego BorgesWPts: 2x2, AdvWP BR Qualifier85KG4F2017
12411Rafael CarvalhoWEzekielWP BR Qualifier85KGSF2017
13915Joachim SveinsonWPointsLondon Fall NG.O85KGSF2017
13916Alec BauldingAlec BauldingWPointsLondon Fall NG.O85KGF2017
13918Ali MonfaradiWReverse triangleLondon Fall NG.OABS4F2017
13919Sergio RiosSergio RiosWPointsLondon Fall NG.OABSSF2017
14435Craig JonesCraig JonesWPts: 7x0NoGi Worlds85KG4F2017
14519Luis VenturinoWChoke from backGrand Slam AD85KG4F2018
14522Marcos CostaMarcos CostaWPts: 3x0Grand Slam AD85KGSF2018
14524Isaque BahienseIsaque BahienseWReferee DecisionGrand Slam AD85KGF2018
14612Rudson MateusRudson MateusWPts: 2x2, AdvEuropean Open88KGR12018
14788Bradley HillWDQBritish Nat. Pro85KGF2018
14792Jamie HughesWSubmissionBritish Nat. ProABSSF2018
14891Marc AkakpoviWPts: 9x0Netherlands Pro85KGSF2018
14892Maciej KozakWShoulder pressureNetherlands Pro85KGF2018
14894Marc AkakpoviWPts: 29x0Netherlands ProABSR12018
15150Bruno RealeWMounted X chokeGrand Slam LDN85KGR12018
15154Max LindbladMax LindbladWReferee DecisionGrand Slam LDN85KGSF2018
15200Aliaksandr VaraWChokeACB European85KGSF2018
15201Ayub M.WPts: 6x0ACB European85KGF2018
15633André GalvãoWPts: 0x0, AdvKing of Mats85KGRR2018
15640Renato CanutoRenato CanutoWReferee DecisionKing of Mats85KGSF2018
15641Jaime CanutoJaime CanutoWPts: 0x0, AdvKing of Mats85KGF2018
15969Ayub MagomadovWArm in ezekielParis Spring Open88KGF2018
16120Thiago SaThiago SaWReferee DecisionWorld Champ.88KGR12018
16354Maciej KozakWChokeACBJJ World85KGR12018
16359Rodrigo CaporalRodrigo CaporalWReferee DecisionACBJJ World85KGSF2018
17390Douglas MayerWSubmissionGerman Nat. Pro85KG4F2018
17391Marc AkakpoviWChoke from backGerman Nat. Pro85KGSF2018
17392Santeri LiliusWPts: 8x0German Nat. Pro85KGF2018
17613Gabriel CronembergerWChokeItaly Nat. Pro94KGSF2018
17615Luca AnacoretaLuca AnacoretaWPts: 9x0Italy Nat. Pro94KGF2018
18479Jamie HughesWChokeUK National Pro94KGF2019

Charles Negromonte Highlight London Fall Open 2015

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