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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:

  • 1st Place ADCC (2015*)
  • 1st Place IBJJF World Championship (2015)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Pan Championship (2011/2012)
  • 1st Place UAEJJF Abu Dhabi Pro (2010**/2011/2012/2017)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Asian Open (2016**)
  • 1st Place UAEJJF Brazil National Pro (2015)
  • 1st Place CBJJO World Cup (2006)
  • 1st Place IBJJF European Open (2011/2013/2014)
  • 1st Place IBJJF South American Championship (2016)
  • 1st Place Desafio Black Belt Grand Prix (2012)
  • 1st Place ADCC Brazilian Trials (2011)
  • 2nd Place CBJJ Brazilian Nationals (2019)

* Absolute
** Weight and absolute

Favorite Position/Technique: 50/50 Guard

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

Association/Team: Atos Jiu-Jitsu/Academia Calasans Camargo

Claudio Calasans Biography

Claudio Calasans was born on October 11, 1983, in São José dos Campos, a small town located at 100 kilometers distance 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 (groundwork), as chokes and armlocks are allowed in Judo from that age onwards. In the beginning, he used his newfound 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 at the end of 2006 by the hands of his longtime 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 semifinals 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 BJJ Instructional

Claudio Calasans Grappling Record

128 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    49 (38%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    23 (18%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    41 (32%)
  • BY DECISION
    8 (6%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    5 (4%)
  • BY DQ
    2 (2%)

41 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Armbar
20
8
#86e620
Guillotine
12
5
#5AD3D1
Choke
12
5
#d1212a
Wristlock
10
4
#fad11b
Submission
10
4
#f58822
Kneebar
10
4
#224aba
Amassa Pao choke
10
4
#ff9124
Choke from back
7
3
#bf1f6c
Estima lock
2
1
#22c9a5
Guillotina
2
1
#fad223
Heel hook
2
1
#03861f
Shoulder lock
2
1
41
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
47 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    24 (51%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    4 (9%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    11 (23%)
  • BY DECISION
    5 (11%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    1 (2%)
  • BY DQ
    2 (4%)

11 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
Armbar
18
2
#86e620
Triangle armbar
9
1
#5AD3D1
Cross choke
9
1
#d1212a
Guillotine
9
1
#fad11b
Bow and arrow
9
1
#f58822
Choke
9
1
#224aba
Submission
9
1
#ff9124
Botinha
9
1
#bf1f6c
Kneebar
9
1
#22c9a5
Toe hold
9
1
11
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Claudio Calasans Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
1423Mario ReisMario ReisLReferee DecisionWorld Champ.76KGSF2006
2211Murilo SantanaMurilo SantanaLTriangle armbarADCC Trials77KGF2009
2372Roger GracieRoger GracieLCross chokeWorld Champ.ABSSF2009
2693Marcelo GarciaMarcelo GarciaLPts: 2x0World Champ.82KGF2010
2850Diego BorgesDiego BorgesLPts: 4x2World Pro Trials83KGF2011
2924Rubens CharlesRubens CharlesLPts: 4x2World Pro.ABS4F2011
2975Rodolfo VieiraRodolfo VieiraLArmbarWorld Champ.ABSR22011
3178Andre GalvaoAndre GalvaoLAdvSan Diego Trials82KGF2011
3278Leonardo VieiraLeonardo VieiraLPts: 3x0ADCC77KGSF2011
3286Kron GracieKron GracieLGuillotineADCC77KG3PLC2011
3398Marcus AlmeidaMarcus AlmeidaLPointsPan Am CBJJEABSF2011
4059Otavio SousaOtavio SousaLPts: 6x6, PenWorld Champ.82KGF2012
4426Bernardo FariaBernardo FariaLPts: 4x0European OpenABSSF2013
4655Victor EstimaVictor EstimaLBow and arrowWorld Pro82KGSF2013
4671Rodolfo VieiraRodolfo VieiraLPts: 9x0World ProABSSF2013
4674Leandro LoLeandro LoLPointsCopa Podio82KGSPF2013
4791Otavio SousaOtavio SousaLPts: 4x2World Champ.82KGF2013
4998Oskar PiechotaLChokeADCC88KGR12013
5597Marcus AlmeidaMarcus AlmeidaLSubmissionWorld Pro.ABSR22014
5910Leandro LoLeandro LoLPts: 4x2Mundial CBJJEABSF2014
6064Vitor OliveiraVitor OliveiraLAdvIBJJF Pro League82KGSF2014
6167Luiz PanzaLuiz PanzaLBotinhaCopa Podio85KGGP2014
6188Felipe PenaFelipe PenaLPts: 7x2Copa Podio85KGSF2014
6627Abdurakhman BilarovAbdurakhman BilarovLPts: 4x2Berkut OpenABSF2015
6963Delson HelenoDelson HelenoLReferee DecisionADCC RJ88KGR12015
7096Victor EstimaVictor EstimaLPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Pro85KG4F2015
7902Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusLPts: 2x0ADCC88KG4F2015
9494Felipe PenaFelipe PenaLPts: 4x2World ProABS8F2016
9590Leandro LoLeandro LoLReferee DecisionWorld Pro85KGF2016
9965Gabriel ArgesGabriel ArgesLKneebarWorld Champ.82KG4F2016
10111Erberth SantosErberth SantosD---Copa Podio86KGGP2016
10119Diego BorgesDiego BorgesLPts: 2x0Copa Podio86KGGP2016
11447Leandro LoLeandro LoLPts: 4x0European OpenABSF2017
11877Otavio SousaOtavio SousaLReferee DecisionACBJJ 485KGSF2017
12710Thiago OzariasLPointsBrasileiro94KGR12017
13195Dimitrius SouzaDimitrius SouzaLPts: 4x2SP BJJ Pro94KGF2017
13567Patrick GaudioPatrick GaudioLPointsACBJJ 785KG4F2017
13846Andre GalvaoAndre GalvaoLPts: 14x0ADCCABSSPF2017
14825Patrick GaudioPatrick GaudioLReferee DecisionACB 1085KGSPF2018
15683Isaque BahienseIsaque BahienseLPointsACBJJ 1285KGSPF2018
15918Gustavo BatistaGustavo BatistaLPts: 2x0WP Br Qualifier85KGF2018
16368Isaque BahienseIsaque BahienseLDQWorld Champ.82KG4F2018
18613Rudson MateusRudson MateusLPts: 2x2, AdvEuropean Open88KG4F2019
19030Tim SpriggsTim SpriggsLPts: 6x0Spyder Inv.100KGF2019
19252Manuel RibamarManuel RibamarLArmbarPan American82KG8F2019
19908Otavio SousaOtavio SousaLDQBrasileiro82KGF2019
20242Gabriel ArgesGabriel ArgesLPts: 6x4World Champ.82KG4F2019
22004Erberth SantosErberth SantosLToe holdSpyder Invitational100KG4F2019
1422Sal RangelWPts: 4x2World Champ.76KG4F2006
2203Walber BrigoWPointsADCC Trials77KGR12009
2206Augusto MendesAugusto MendesWPointsADCC Trials77KG4F2009
2209Rodrigo DammWReferee DecisionADCC Trials77KGSF2009
2504J. CarlosWPointsWPC SD trials83KGSF2010
2505Adriano SilvaAdriano SilvaWGuillotineWPC SD trials83KGF2010
2631Braulio EstimaBraulio EstimaWAdvWorld Pro.ABSF2010
2637Braulio EstimaBraulio EstimaWPts: 2x2, PenWorld Pro.83KGF2010
2690Lucas LeiteLucas LeiteWPointsWorld Champ.82KG4F2010
2691Sergio MoraesSergio MoraesWPointsWorld Champ.82KGSF2010
2835Bernardo FariaBernardo FariaWPts: 4x4, AdvEuropeanABSSF2011
2836Sergio MoraesSergio MoraesWPts: 4x4, AdvEuropeanABSF2011
2841Bruno AlvesBruno AlvesWChokeEuropean82KGF2011
2846UnknownWAdvWorld Pro Trials83KGR12011
2847UnknownWGuillotineWorld Pro Trials83KG4F2011
2848Juarez HarlesWPts: 2x0World Pro Trials83KGSF2011
2879Clark GracieClark GracieWPts: 2x0Pan American82KGSF2011
2881Lucas LeiteLucas LeiteWWristlockPan American82KGF2011
2913Alan FinfouAlan FinfouWAdvWorld Pro.83KGSF2011
2914Vinicius CorralesVinicius CorralesWPts: 6x6, AdvWorld Pro.83KGF2011
2966Tetsuya KondoWChokeWorld Champ.ABSR12011
3041UnknownWSubmissionWorld Champ.82KGRDS2011
3227Daniel StraussWKneebarADCC77KGR12011
3261Augusto MendesAugusto MendesWHeel hookADCC77KG4F2011
3389Frederico OliveiraWArmbarPan Am CBJJEABSNA2011
3390Jose CarlosJose CarlosWArmbarPan Am CBJJEABSNA2011
3396Alexandre CeconiAlexandre CeconiWN/APan Am CBJJEABSSF2011
3478Renato CardosoRenato CardosoWPts: 0x0, AdvMundial CBJJEABSF2012
3619Francisco TorresWPointsPan American82KGR22012
3625Thiago AbreuThiago AbreuWArmbarPan American82KG4F2012
3628Clark GracieClark GracieWPts: 4x0Pan American82KGSF2012
3629Victor EstimaVictor EstimaWPts: 4x2Pan American82KGF2012
3780DJ JacksonDJ JacksonWArmbarWorld Pro.82KGR22012
3787Marcos de SouzaWPointsWorld Pro.82KG4F2012
3789Bruno AlvesBruno AlvesWArmbarWorld Pro.82KGSF2012
3790Lucas LeiteLucas LeiteWPts: 2x0World Pro.82KGF2012
4041Rodrigo SousaWShoulder lockWorld Champ.82KGR22012
4049Jake MackenzieJake MackenzieWWristlockWorld Champ.82KG8F2012
4055Alan FinfouAlan FinfouWPts: 4x2World Champ.82KG4F2012
4058Victor EstimaVictor EstimaWPts: 4x4, AdvWorld Champ.82KGSF2012
4422Leonardo MacielWPts: 2x0European OpenABS4F2013
4441DJ JacksonDJ JacksonWPts: 0x0, PenEuropean Open82KG4F2013
4444Mathias RibeiroWPointsEuropean Open82KGSF2013
4445Fernando TerereFernando TerereWDQEuropean Open82KGF2013
4653DJ JacksonDJ JacksonWPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Pro82KGR12013
4654Tarsis HumphreysTarsis HumphreysWPts: 6x0World Pro82KG4F2013
4672Tarsis HumphreysTarsis HumphreysWAdvWorld ProABS3PLC2013
4787Tio ChicoWPts: 2x0World Champ.82KG4F2013
4790Victor EstimaVictor EstimaWPts: 8x4World Champ.82KGSF2013
5244Luca AnacoretaLuca AnacoretaWSubmissionEuropean82KGSF2014
5246JT TorresJT TorresWPts: 2x2, AdvEuropean82KGF2014
5589UnknownWPts: 2x0World Pro.ABSR12014
5908Paulo MiyaoPaulo MiyaoWPts: 2x2, AdvMundial CBJJEABSSF2014
6126Sonoda KendyWArmbarAsian Open88KGSF2014
6127Julien CazierWSubmissionAsian Open88KGF2014
6130Howon JungWAmassa Pao chokeAsian OpenABSSF2014
6131Abraham MarteAbraham MarteWPts: 5x4Asian OpenABSF2014
6133Sonoda KendyWArmbarAsian Open88KGSF2014
6134Julien CazierWAmassa Pao chokeAsian Open88KGF2014
6171Luis GustavoWChoke from backCopa Podio85KGGP2014
6180Diogo SampaioDiogo SampaioWPointsCopa Podio85KGGP2014
6183Jon SatavaWPts: 0x0, AdvCopa Podio85KGGP2014
6418Renato CardosoRenato CardosoWPts: 0x0, AdvBrazil Nat. Pro85KG4F2015
6420Fred AlmeidaWN/ABrazil Nat. Pro85KGSF2015
6421Rafael NicholasWPts: 0x0, AdvBrazil Nat. Pro85KGF2015
6626Marcos CostaMarcos CostaWReferee DecisionBerkut OpenABSSF2015
6631UnknownWAdvBerkut Open NoGiABS4F2015
6632UnknownWGuillotineBerkut Open NoGiABSSF2015
6633UnknownWPts: 8x0Berkut Open NoGiABSF2015
7037Mauro SantiagoWKneebarADCC SP88KGR12015
7042I. PaivaWGuillotineADCC SP88KGSF2015
7044Felipe CesarFelipe CesarWPts: 0x0, PenADCC SP88KGF2015
7085Rodrigo MartinsWAmassa pao chokeWorld Pro85KGR12015
7094Renato CardosoRenato CardosoWPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Pro85KGR22015
7425Bruno TogniWEstima lockWorld Champ.82KG8F2015
7435Vinicius MarinhoVinicius MarinhoWPts: 6x4World Champ.82KG4F2015
7437Victor EstimaVictor EstimaWPts: 4x2World Champ.82KGSF2015
7439Vitor OliveiraVitor OliveiraWPts: 8x4World Champ.82KGF2015
7900M. PerezWReferee DecisionADCC88KGR12015
7956Gabriel LucasGabriel LucasWReferee DecisionADCCABSR12015
7963Vinny MagalhaesVinny MagalhaesWReferee DecisionADCCABS4F2015
7967Yuri SimoesYuri SimoesWReferee DecisionADCCABSSF2015
7968Joao RochaJoao RochaWPts: 0x0, PenADCCABSF2015
8515Lucas RochaLucas RochaD---Berkut 2ABSSPF2015
9480Igor SousaWReferee DecisionWorld ProABSR22016
9582Abner SouzaWPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Pro85KG8F2016
9586Gustavo CamposGustavo CamposWPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Pro85KG4F2016
9589Romulo BarralRomulo BarralWKneebarWorld Pro85KGSF2016
9948Javier YamuniWPts: 15x0World Champ.82KGR22016
9958Diego SampaioWPts: 6x2World Champ.82KG8F2016
10116Danilo BorovicWPts: 2x2, AdvCopa Podio86KGGP2016
10122John CombsJohn CombsWGuillotineCopa Podio86KGGP2016
10479Leandro KussanoWPointsAsian Open88KGSF2016
10481Alec BauldingAlec BauldingWPts: 2x0Asian Open88KGF2016
10483Renato CecilioWChoke from backAsian OpenABS4F2016
10484Nathan MendelsohnNathan MendelsohnWPts: 4x0Asian OpenABSSF2016
10485Leandro KussanoWPointsAsian OpenABSF2016
11186Diego VivaldoDiego VivaldoWArmbarSouth American82KGSF2016
11187Sandro VieiraWChoke from backSouth American82KGF2016
11431Hassine AzarkanWGuillotinaEuropean OpenABSR12017
11434Muslim PatsarigovMuslim PatsarigovWAmassa pao chokeEuropean OpenABS8F2017
11444Gustavo DiasGustavo DiasWPts: 2x0European OpenABS4F2017
11446Manuel RibamarManuel RibamarWWristlockEuropean OpenABSSF2017
11874Lucas RochaLucas RochaWPointsACBJJ 485KG4F2017
12513Roberto FriasWPts: 2x0WP BR Qualifier85KG4F2017
12516Lucas BarbosaLucas BarbosaWDQWP BR Qualifier85KGSF2017
12517C. NegromonteC. NegromonteWKneebarWP BR Qualifier85KGF2017
12567Kit DaleKit DaleWPts: 4x2World Pro85KGR12017
12570Michael TremblayWSubmissionWorld Pro85KG4F2017
12573Marcos CostaMarcos CostaWPts: 2x0World Pro85KGSF2017
12582Faisal AlKitbeFaisal AlKitbeWPts: 6x0World Pro85KGF2017
13193Stefano CorreaWN/ASP BJJ Pro94KGSF2017
15168Yan CabralWPointsACBJJ 1185KGSPF2018
15915Ygor DantasWPts: 0x0, AdvWP Br Qualifier85KG4F2018
16353Rolando SamsonRolando SamsonWPts: 0x0, PenWorld Champ.82KGR22018
16361Darragh OConaillDarragh OConaillWChokeWorld Champ.82KG8F2018
16869Thiago de SousaWWristlockVitoria Open88KGSF2018
16871Ruan OliveiraRuan OliveiraWPointsVitoria Open88KGF2018
19025Marcos TinocoMarcos TinocoWPts: 6x0Spyder Inv.100KG4F2019
19028A. MunisWReferee DecisionSpyder Inv.100KGSF2019
19241Daniel SpeirnWPts: 2x2, AdvPan American82KGR12019
19543Eduardo PereiraWChokeCuritiba Pro82KG4F2019
19887Rafael CastroWChokeBrasileiro82KGR12019
19895Wellington LuisWellington LuisWPts: 2x0Brasileiro82KGR22019
19902Jonas BrunoWPts: 7x0Brasileiro82KG4F2019
19907Marcos MartinsMarcos MartinsWPts: 4x0Brasileiro82KGSF2019
20228Oliver GeddessWPts: 7x0World Champ.82KGR12019
20232DJ JacksonDJ JacksonWPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Champ.82KGR22019
21046Marcos JuniorWPointsTeam NationalsABSF2019

Banner picture taken by Ross Finlayson.

Claudio Calasans vs Mathias Ribeiro

Claudio Calasans vs Jose Carlos

Claudio Calasans vs Claudio Cardoso

Claudio Calasans vs Marius Linke

Claudio Calasans vs Vitor Estima

 

Submission Back Attacks Instructional by John Danaher