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Claudio Calasans is a Judo and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu black belt, regarded by many BJJ enthusiasts as one of the top grappling middleweights in the sport. Claudio Calasans represents the Atos Jiu Jitsu as well as the Calasans Camargo gym, being a training partner of names such as Andre Galvao, Guilherme & Rafael Mendes as well as Bruno Frazatto.

Claudio Calasans Jiu Jitsu

Full Name: Cláudio Calasans Camargo Junior

Nickname: he is often called “Juninho” which stands for little junior

Lineage: Mitsuyo Maeda > Carlos Gracie > Reyson Gracie > Osvaldo Alves > Sergio Lisboa > Erivaldo Junior > Claudio Calasans

Main Achievements:

  • IBJJF World Champion (2015)
  • ADCC Champion (2015*)
  • IBJJF Pan American Champion (2011/2012)
  • UAEJJF Abu Dhabi Pro Champion (2010**/2011/2012/2017)
  • IBJJF Asian Open Champion (2016**)
  • UAEJJF Brazil National Pro Champion (2015)
  • CBJJO World Cup Champion (2006)
  • IBJJF European Champion (2011/2013/2014)
  • IBJJF South American Champion (2016)
  • Desafio Black Belt Champion (2012)
  • ADCC Brazilian Trials Champion (2011)

* Absolute
** Weight and absolute

Favourite Position/Technique: 50/50 Guard

Weight Division: Leve (167lbs) and Medio (181lbs).

Association/Team: Atos Jiu Jitsu/Academia Calasans Camargo

Claudio Calasans Instructional

Claudio Calasans Biography

Claudio Calasans was born in 1984 in a town called São José dos Campos 100 Kilometres from Sao Paulo, Brazil. He is the son of Judo personality Calasans Camargo, the youngest Brazilian Judoka to have ever received his coral belt (white and red – received when he was 38 years old), and his uncle (who is his father’s identical twin) is also a black belt in Judo.

Being part of a family with such a strong judo background, it was only natural that Claudio also picked up the Japanese martial art, and so, when Calasans Junior reached the age of 3, he began his tuition and family tradition. Being a strong Judo competitor since he was but a child, he felt the need to train some Jiu Jitsu when he reached 15 years of age in order to improve his Newaza (ground work), as chokes and armlocks are allowed in Judo from that age onwards. In the beginning he used his new found BJJ skills in Judo competitions, but slowly the Jiu Jitsu “bug” grew in him and he started practicing and competing mainly in the Brazilian Style.

His Jiu Jitsu tuition took place at a Sao Jose de Campos academy called “Liga Jiu Jitsu”, and he trained there from his Blue Belt to his Black Belt, a belt which was awarded to him in the end of 2006 by the hands of his long time master Erivaldo Junior.

Being a very strong competitor, Calasans also joined the Wrestling team in his gym, he was very successful at that discipline also, winning a spot with the Brazilian National Wrestling Team.

After receiving his black belt, Claudio’s dream of becoming a professional Jiu Jitsu fighter was getting faded as he was teaching classes at his gym and didn’t have time to train full time. when the Atos Jiu Jitsu team was formed by a good old friend of Calasans by the name of André Galvão (another big name in Jiu Jitsu), Claudio asked Galvão if he could be part of his team and was immediately accepted. So was forged a strong alliance with the team from Rio Claro, and Claudio now spends most of his time before big competitions preparing in the Southern Brazilian town.

Having fought most of his life as a lightweight, on the 2009 World Cup Claudio decided to try his luck at the absolute division. In order to do that he went through a rigorous weight lifting program, and that is the reason he now fights in middleweight. This new program almost bared fruits immediately as he got to the semi finals of the World Cup Open Weight Division, unfortunately on the other side of the bracket was a man by the name Roger Gracie, a man who many believe to be the best BJJ fighter to have ever competed. Claudio’s end was no different than the others who fought Roger that year as he was submitted from the mount.

In 2010 at the World Pro Cup in Abu Dhabi, came the prize Calasans so vehemently fought for, winning the competition in both the Middleweight and the Absolute divisions.

Claudio Calasans Grappling Record

116 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    42 (36%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    21 (18%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    39 (34%)
  • BY DECISION
    7 (6%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    5 (4%)
  • BY DQ
    2 (2%)

39 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Armbar
21
8
#86e620
Guillotine
13
5
#5AD3D1
Amassa Pao choke
10
4
#d1212a
Wristlock
10
4
#fad11b
Submission
10
4
#f58822
Kneebar
10
4
#224aba
Choke from back
8
3
#ff9124
Choke
8
3
#bf1f6c
Shoulder lock
3
1
#22c9a5
Estima lock
3
1
#fad223
Guillotina
3
1
#03861f
Heel hook
3
1
39
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
41 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    22 (54%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    3 (7%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    9 (22%)
  • BY DECISION
    5 (12%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    1 (2%)
  • BY DQ
    1 (2%)

9 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
Botinha
11
1
#86e620
Kneebar
11
1
#5AD3D1
Triangle armbar
11
1
#d1212a
Cross choke
11
1
#fad11b
Armbar
11
1
#f58822
Guillotine
11
1
#224aba
Bow and arrow
11
1
#ff9124
Choke
11
1
#bf1f6c
Submission
11
1
9
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Claudio Calasans Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
1421Mario ReisMario ReisLReferee DecisionWorld Champ.76KGSF2006
2202Murilo SantanaMurilo SantanaLTriangle armbarADCC Trials77KGF2009
2363Roger GracieRoger GracieLCross chokeWorld Champ.ABSSF2009
2682Marcelo GarciaMarcelo GarciaLPts: 2x0World Champ.82KGF2010
2829Diego BorgesDiego BorgesLPts: 4x2World Pro Trials83KGF2011
2903Rubens CharlesRubens CharlesLPts: 4x2World Pro.ABS4F2011
2953Rodolfo VieiraRodolfo VieiraLArmbarWorld Champ.ABSR22011
3152Andre GalvaoAndre GalvaoLAdvWJJPC Trials82KGF2011
3249Leonardo VieiraLeonardo VieiraLPts: 3x0ADCC77KGSF2011
3257Kron GracieKron GracieLGuillotineADCC77KG3PLC2011
3369Marcus AlmeidaMarcus AlmeidaLPointsPan Am CBJJEABSF2011
4031Otavio SousaOtavio SousaLPts: 6x6, PenWorld Champ.82KGF2012
4396Bernardo FariaBernardo FariaLPts: 4x0European OpenABSSF2013
4621Victor EstimaVictor EstimaLBow and arrowWorld Pro82KGSF2013
4637Rodolfo VieiraRodolfo VieiraLPts: 9x0World ProABSSF2013
4640Leandro LoLeandro LoLPointsCopa Podio82KGSPF2013
4757Otavio SousaOtavio SousaLPts: 4x2World Champ.82KGF2013
4964Oskar PiechotaLChokeADCC88KGR12013
5554Marcus AlmeidaMarcus AlmeidaLSubmissionWorld Pro.ABSR22014
5861Leandro LoLeandro LoLPts: 4x2Mundial CBJJEABSF2014
6012Vitor OliveiraVitor OliveiraLAdvIBJJF Pro League82KGSF2014
6115Luiz PanzaLuiz PanzaLBotinhaCopa Podio85KGGP2014
6136Felipe PenaFelipe PenaLPts: 7x2Copa Podio85KGSF2014
6564Abdurakhman BilarovAbdurakhman BilarovLPts: 4x2Berkut OpenABSF2015
6900Delson HelenoDelson HelenoLReferee DecisionADCC RJ88KGR12015
7033Victor EstimaVictor EstimaLPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Pro85KG4F2015
7835Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusLPts: 2x0ADCC88KG4F2015
9424Felipe PenaFelipe PenaLPts: 4x2World ProABS8F2016
9520Leandro LoLeandro LoLReferee DecisionWorld Pro85KGF2016
9894Gabriel ArgesGabriel ArgesLKneebarWorld Champ.82KG4F2016
10040Erberth SantosErberth SantosDPts: 0x0Copa Podio86KGGP2016
10048Diego BorgesDiego BorgesLPts: 2x0Copa Podio86KGGP2016
11338Leandro LoLeandro LoLPts: 4x0European OpenABSF2017
11758Otavio SousaOtavio SousaLReferee DecisionACBJJ 485KGSF2017
12582Thiago OzariasLPointsBrasileiro94KGR12017
13056Dimitrius SouzaDimitrius SouzaLPts: 4x2SP BJJ Pro94KGF2017
13416Patrick GaudioPatrick GaudioLPointsACBJJ 785KG4F2017
13696Andre GalvaoAndre GalvaoLPts: 14x0ADCCABSSPF2017
14591Patrick GaudioPatrick GaudioLReferee DecisionACB 1085KGSPF2018
15388Isaque BahienseIsaque BahienseLPointsACBJJ 1285KGSPF2018
15606Gustavo BatistaGustavo BatistaLPts: 2x0WP Br Qualifier85KGF2018
16050Isaque BahienseIsaque BahienseLDQWorld Champ.82KG4F2018
1420Sal RangelWPts: 4x2World Champ.76KG4F2006
2194Walber BrigoWPointsADCC Trials77KGR12009
2197Augusto MendesAugusto MendesWPointsADCC Trials77KG4F2009
2200Rodrigo DammWReferee DecisionADCC Trials77KGSF2009
2494J. CarlosWPointsWPC SD trials83KGSF2010
2495Adriano SilvaAdriano SilvaWGuillotineWPC SD trials83KGF2010
2620Braulio EstimaBraulio EstimaWAdvWorld Pro.ABSF2010
2626Braulio EstimaBraulio EstimaWPts: 2x2, PenWorld Pro.83KGF2010
2679Lucas LeiteLucas LeiteWPointsWorld Champ.82KG4F2010
2680Sergio MoraesSergio MoraesWPointsWorld Champ.82KGSF2010
2814Bernardo FariaBernardo FariaWPts: 4x4, AdvEuropeanABSSF2011
2815Sergio MoraesSergio MoraesWPts: 4x4, AdvEuropeanABSF2011
2820Bruno AlvesBruno AlvesWChokeEuropean82KGF2011
2825UnknownWAdvWorld Pro Trials83KGR12011
2826UnknownWGuillotineWorld Pro Trials83KG4F2011
2827Juarez HarlesWPts: 2x0World Pro Trials83KGSF2011
2858Clark GracieClark GracieWPts: 2x0Pan American82KGSF2011
2860Lucas LeiteLucas LeiteWWristlockPan American82KGF2011
2892Alan FinfouAlan FinfouWAdvWorld Pro.83KGSF2011
2893Vinicius CorralesVinicius CorralesWPts: 6x6, AdvWorld Pro.83KGF2011
2944Tetsuya KondoWChokeWorld Champ.ABSR12011
3018UnknownWSubmissionWorld Champ.82KGRDS2011
3198Daniel StraussWKneebarADCC77KGR12011
3232Augusto MendesAugusto MendesWHeel hookADCC77KG4F2011
3360Frederico OliveiraWArmbarPan Am CBJJEABSNA2011
3361Jose CarlosJose CarlosWArmbarPan Am CBJJEABSNA2011
3367Alexandre CeconiAlexandre CeconiWN/APan Am CBJJEABSSF2011
3449Renato CardosoRenato CardosoWPts: 0x0, AdvMundial CBJJEABSF2012
3590Francisco TorresWPointsPan American82KGR22012
3596Thiago AbreuThiago AbreuWArmbarPan American82KG4F2012
3599Clark GracieClark GracieWPts: 4x0Pan American82KGSF2012
3600Victor EstimaVictor EstimaWPts: 4x2Pan American82KGF2012
3751DJ JacksonDJ JacksonWArmbarWorld Pro.82KGR22012
3758Marcos de SouzaWPointsWorld Pro.82KG4F2012
3760Bruno AlvesBruno AlvesWArmbarWorld Pro.82KGSF2012
3761Lucas LeiteLucas LeiteWPts: 2x0World Pro.82KGF2012
4012Rodrigo SousaWShoulder lockWorld Champ.82KGR22012
4021Jake MackenzieJake MackenzieWWristlockWorld Champ.82KG8F2012
4027Alan FinfouAlan FinfouWPts: 4x2World Champ.82KG4F2012
4030Victor EstimaVictor EstimaWPts: 4x4, AdvWorld Champ.82KGSF2012
4392Leonardo MacielWPts: 2x0European OpenABS4F2013
4411DJ JacksonDJ JacksonWPts: 0x0, PenEuropean Open82KG4F2013
4414Fernando TerereFernando TerereWDQEuropean Open82KGF2013
4619DJ JacksonDJ JacksonWPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Pro82KGR12013
4620Tarsis HumphreysTarsis HumphreysWPts: 6x0World Pro82KG4F2013
4638Tarsis HumphreysTarsis HumphreysWAdvWorld ProABS3PLC2013
4753Tio ChicoWPts: 2x0World Champ.82KG4F2013
4756Victor EstimaVictor EstimaWPts: 8x4World Champ.82KGSF2013
5202Luca AnacoretaLuca AnacoretaWSubmissionEuropean82KGSF2014
5204JT TorresJT TorresWPts: 2x2, AdvEuropean82KGF2014
5546UnknownWPts: 2x0World Pro.ABSR12014
5859Paulo MiyaoPaulo MiyaoWPts: 2x2, AdvMundial CBJJEABSSF2014
6074Sonoda KendyWArmbarAsian Open88KGSF2014
6075Julien CazierWSubmissionAsian Open88KGF2014
6078Howon JungWAmassa Pao chokeAsian OpenABSSF2014
6079Abraham MarteAbraham MarteWPts: 5x4Asian OpenABSF2014
6081Sonoda KendyWArmbarAsian Open88KGSF2014
6082Julien CazierWAmassa Pao chokeAsian Open88KGF2014
6119Luis GustavoWChoke from backCopa Podio85KGGP2014
6128Diogo SampaioDiogo SampaioWPointsCopa Podio85KGGP2014
6131Jon SatavaWPts: 0x0, AdvCopa Podio85KGGP2014
6355Renato CardosoRenato CardosoWPts: 0x0, AdvBrazil Nat. Pro85KG4F2015
6357Fred AlmeidaWN/ABrazil Nat. Pro85KGSF2015
6358Rafael NicholasWPts: 0x0, AdvBrazil Nat. Pro85KGF2015
6563Marcos CostaMarcos CostaWReferee DecisionBerkut OpenABSSF2015
6568UnknownWAdvBerkut Open NoGiABS4F2015
6569UnknownWGuillotineBerkut Open NoGiABSSF2015
6570UnknownWPts: 8x0Berkut Open NoGiABSF2015
6974Mauro SantiagoWKneebarADCC SP88KGR12015
6979I. PaivaWGuillotineADCC SP88KGSF2015
6981Felipe CesarFelipe CesarWPts: 0x0, PenADCC SP88KGF2015
7022Rodrigo MartinsWAmassa pao chokeWorld Pro85KGR12015
7031Renato CardosoRenato CardosoWPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Pro85KGR22015
7362Bruno TogniWEstima lockWorld Champ.82KG8F2015
7372Vinicius MarinhoVinicius MarinhoWPts: 6x4World Champ.82KG4F2015
7374Victor EstimaVictor EstimaWPts: 4x2World Champ.82KGSF2015
7376Vitor OliveiraVitor OliveiraWPts: 8x4World Champ.82KGF2015
7833M. PerezWReferee DecisionADCC88KGR12015
7889Gabriel LucasGabriel LucasWReferee DecisionADCCABSR12015
7896Vinny MagalhaesVinny MagalhaesWReferee DecisionADCCABS4F2015
7900Yuri SimoesYuri SimoesWReferee DecisionADCCABSSF2015
7901Joao RochaJoao RochaWPts: 0x0, PenADCCABSF2015
8447Lucas RochaLucas RochaD---Berkut 2ABSSPF2015
9410Igor SousaWReferee DecisionWorld ProABSR22016
9512Abner SouzaWPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Pro85KG8F2016
9516Gustavo CamposGustavo CamposWPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Pro85KG4F2016
9519Romulo BarralRomulo BarralWKneebarWorld Pro85KGSF2016
9877Javier YamuniWPts: 15x0World Champ.82KGR22016
9887Diego SampaioWPts: 6x2World Champ.82KG8F2016
10045Dan BorovicWPts: 2x2, AdvCopa Podio86KGGP2016
10051John CombsJohn CombsWGuillotineCopa Podio86KGGP2016
10401Leandro KussanoWPointsAsian Open88KGSF2016
10403Alec BauldingAlec BauldingWPts: 2x0Asian Open88KGF2016
10405Renato CecilioWChoke from backAsian OpenABS4F2016
10406Nathan MendelsohnNathan MendelsohnWPts: 4x0Asian OpenABSSF2016
10407Leandro KussanoWPointsAsian OpenABSF2016
11096Diego VivaldoDiego VivaldoWArmbarSouth American82KGSF2016
11097Sandro VieiraWChoke from backSouth American82KGF2016
11322Hassine AzarkanWGuillotinaEuropean OpenABSR12017
11325Muslim PatsarigovMuslim PatsarigovWAmassa pao chokeEuropean OpenABS8F2017
11335Gustavo EliasGustavo EliasWPts: 2x0European OpenABS4F2017
11337Manuel RibamarManuel RibamarWWristlockEuropean OpenABSSF2017
11755Lucas RochaLucas RochaWPointsACBJJ 485KG4F2017
12385Roberto FriasWPts: 2x0WP BR Qualifier85KG4F2017
12388Lucas BarbosaLucas BarbosaWDQWP BR Qualifier85KGSF2017
12389C. NegromonteC. NegromonteWKneebarWP BR Qualifier85KGF2017
12439Kit DaleWPts: 4x2World Pro85KGR12017
12442Michael TremblayWSubmissionWorld Pro85KG4F2017
12445Marcos CostaMarcos CostaWPts: 2x0World Pro85KGSF2017
12454Faisal AlKitbeFaisal AlKitbeWPts: 6x0World Pro85KGF2017
13054Stefano CorreaWN/ASP BJJ Pro94KGSF2017
14915Yan CabralWPointsACBJJ 1185KGSPF2018
15603Ygor DantasWPts: 0x0, AdvWP Br Qualifier85KG4F2018
16035Rolando SamsonRolando SamsonWPts: 0x0, PenWorld Champ.82KGR22018
16043Darragh OConaillDarragh OConaillWChokeWorld Champ.82KG8F2018
16520Thiago de SousaWWristlockVitoria Open88KGSF2018
16522Ruan OliveiraRuan OliveiraWPointsVitoria Open88KGF2018

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