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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 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 (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.

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Claudio Calasans Grappling Record

127 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    48 (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
Heel hook
2
1
#22c9a5
Shoulder lock
2
1
#fad223
Estima lock
2
1
#03861f
Guillotina
2
1
41
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
46 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    24 (52%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    4 (9%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    10 (22%)
  • BY DECISION
    5 (11%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    1 (2%)
  • BY DQ
    2 (4%)

10 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
Armbar
20
2
#86e620
Triangle armbar
10
1
#5AD3D1
Cross choke
10
1
#d1212a
Guillotine
10
1
#fad11b
Bow and arrow
10
1
#f58822
Choke
10
1
#224aba
Submission
10
1
#ff9124
Botinha
10
1
#bf1f6c
Kneebar
10
1
10
(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
2684Marcelo GarciaMarcelo GarciaLPts: 2x0World Champ.82KGF2010
2835Diego BorgesDiego BorgesLPts: 4x2World Pro Trials83KGF2011
2909Rubens CharlesRubens CharlesLPts: 4x2World Pro.ABS4F2011
2960Rodolfo VieiraRodolfo VieiraLArmbarWorld Champ.ABSR22011
3163Andre GalvaoAndre GalvaoLAdvSan Diego Trials82KGF2011
3263Leonardo VieiraLeonardo VieiraLPts: 3x0ADCC77KGSF2011
3271Kron GracieKron GracieLGuillotineADCC77KG3PLC2011
3383Marcus AlmeidaMarcus AlmeidaLPointsPan Am CBJJEABSF2011
4044Otavio SousaOtavio SousaLPts: 6x6, PenWorld Champ.82KGF2012
4411Bernardo FariaBernardo FariaLPts: 4x0European OpenABSSF2013
4640Victor EstimaVictor EstimaLBow and arrowWorld Pro82KGSF2013
4656Rodolfo VieiraRodolfo VieiraLPts: 9x0World ProABSSF2013
4659Leandro LoLeandro LoLPointsCopa Podio82KGSPF2013
4776Otavio SousaOtavio SousaLPts: 4x2World Champ.82KGF2013
4983Oskar PiechotaLChokeADCC88KGR12013
5582Marcus AlmeidaMarcus AlmeidaLSubmissionWorld Pro.ABSR22014
5895Leandro LoLeandro LoLPts: 4x2Mundial CBJJEABSF2014
6049Vitor OliveiraVitor OliveiraLAdvIBJJF Pro League82KGSF2014
6152Luiz PanzaLuiz PanzaLBotinhaCopa Podio85KGGP2014
6173Felipe PenaFelipe PenaLPts: 7x2Copa Podio85KGSF2014
6605Abdurakhman BilarovAbdurakhman BilarovLPts: 4x2Berkut OpenABSF2015
6941Delson HelenoDelson HelenoLReferee DecisionADCC RJ88KGR12015
7074Victor EstimaVictor EstimaLPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Pro85KG4F2015
7880Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusLPts: 2x0ADCC88KG4F2015
9472Felipe PenaFelipe PenaLPts: 4x2World ProABS8F2016
9568Leandro LoLeandro LoLReferee DecisionWorld Pro85KGF2016
9944Gabriel ArgesGabriel ArgesLKneebarWorld Champ.82KG4F2016
10090Erberth SantosErberth SantosD---Copa Podio86KGGP2016
10098Diego BorgesDiego BorgesLPts: 2x0Copa Podio86KGGP2016
11415Leandro LoLeandro LoLPts: 4x0European OpenABSF2017
11839Otavio SousaOtavio SousaLReferee DecisionACBJJ 485KGSF2017
12670Thiago OzariasLPointsBrasileiro94KGR12017
13153Dimitrius SouzaDimitrius SouzaLPts: 4x2SP BJJ Pro94KGF2017
13523Patrick GaudioPatrick GaudioLPointsACBJJ 785KG4F2017
13802Andre GalvaoAndre GalvaoLPts: 14x0ADCCABSSPF2017
14760Patrick GaudioPatrick GaudioLReferee DecisionACB 1085KGSPF2018
15618Isaque BahienseIsaque BahienseLPointsACBJJ 1285KGSPF2018
15853Gustavo BatistaGustavo BatistaLPts: 2x0WP Br Qualifier85KGF2018
16303Isaque BahienseIsaque BahienseLDQWorld Champ.82KG4F2018
18527Rudson MateusRudson MateusLPts: 2x2, AdvEuropean Open88KG4F2019
18936Tim SpriggsTim SpriggsLPts: 6x0Spyder Inv.100KGF2019
19158Manuel RibamarManuel RibamarLArmbarPan American82KG8F2019
19807Otavio SousaOtavio SousaLDQBrasileiro82KGF2019
20137Gabriel ArgesGabriel ArgesLPts: 6x4World Champ.82KG4F2019
1420Sal RangelWPts: 4x2World Champ.76KG4F2006
2194Walber BrigoWPointsADCC Trials77KGR12009
2197Augusto MendesAugusto MendesWPointsADCC Trials77KG4F2009
2200Rodrigo DammWReferee DecisionADCC Trials77KGSF2009
2495J. CarlosWPointsWPC SD trials83KGSF2010
2496Adriano SilvaAdriano SilvaWGuillotineWPC SD trials83KGF2010
2622Braulio EstimaBraulio EstimaWAdvWorld Pro.ABSF2010
2628Braulio EstimaBraulio EstimaWPts: 2x2, PenWorld Pro.83KGF2010
2681Lucas LeiteLucas LeiteWPointsWorld Champ.82KG4F2010
2682Sergio MoraesSergio MoraesWPointsWorld Champ.82KGSF2010
2820Bernardo FariaBernardo FariaWPts: 4x4, AdvEuropeanABSSF2011
2821Sergio MoraesSergio MoraesWPts: 4x4, AdvEuropeanABSF2011
2826Bruno AlvesBruno AlvesWChokeEuropean82KGF2011
2831UnknownWAdvWorld Pro Trials83KGR12011
2832UnknownWGuillotineWorld Pro Trials83KG4F2011
2833Juarez HarlesWPts: 2x0World Pro Trials83KGSF2011
2864Clark GracieClark GracieWPts: 2x0Pan American82KGSF2011
2866Lucas LeiteLucas LeiteWWristlockPan American82KGF2011
2898Alan FinfouAlan FinfouWAdvWorld Pro.83KGSF2011
2899Vinicius CorralesVinicius CorralesWPts: 6x6, AdvWorld Pro.83KGF2011
2951Tetsuya KondoWChokeWorld Champ.ABSR12011
3026UnknownWSubmissionWorld Champ.82KGRDS2011
3212Daniel StraussWKneebarADCC77KGR12011
3246Augusto MendesAugusto MendesWHeel hookADCC77KG4F2011
3374Frederico OliveiraWArmbarPan Am CBJJEABSNA2011
3375Jose CarlosJose CarlosWArmbarPan Am CBJJEABSNA2011
3381Alexandre CeconiAlexandre CeconiWN/APan Am CBJJEABSSF2011
3463Renato CardosoRenato CardosoWPts: 0x0, AdvMundial CBJJEABSF2012
3604Francisco TorresWPointsPan American82KGR22012
3610Thiago AbreuThiago AbreuWArmbarPan American82KG4F2012
3613Clark GracieClark GracieWPts: 4x0Pan American82KGSF2012
3614Victor EstimaVictor EstimaWPts: 4x2Pan American82KGF2012
3765DJ JacksonDJ JacksonWArmbarWorld Pro.82KGR22012
3772Marcos de SouzaWPointsWorld Pro.82KG4F2012
3774Bruno AlvesBruno AlvesWArmbarWorld Pro.82KGSF2012
3775Lucas LeiteLucas LeiteWPts: 2x0World Pro.82KGF2012
4026Rodrigo SousaWShoulder lockWorld Champ.82KGR22012
4034Jake MackenzieJake MackenzieWWristlockWorld Champ.82KG8F2012
4040Alan FinfouAlan FinfouWPts: 4x2World Champ.82KG4F2012
4043Victor EstimaVictor EstimaWPts: 4x4, AdvWorld Champ.82KGSF2012
4407Leonardo MacielWPts: 2x0European OpenABS4F2013
4426DJ JacksonDJ JacksonWPts: 0x0, PenEuropean Open82KG4F2013
4429Mathias RibeiroWPointsEuropean Open82KGSF2013
4430Fernando TerereFernando TerereWDQEuropean Open82KGF2013
4638DJ JacksonDJ JacksonWPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Pro82KGR12013
4639Tarsis HumphreysTarsis HumphreysWPts: 6x0World Pro82KG4F2013
4657Tarsis HumphreysTarsis HumphreysWAdvWorld ProABS3PLC2013
4772Tio ChicoWPts: 2x0World Champ.82KG4F2013
4775Victor EstimaVictor EstimaWPts: 8x4World Champ.82KGSF2013
5229Luca AnacoretaLuca AnacoretaWSubmissionEuropean82KGSF2014
5231JT TorresJT TorresWPts: 2x2, AdvEuropean82KGF2014
5574UnknownWPts: 2x0World Pro.ABSR12014
5893Paulo MiyaoPaulo MiyaoWPts: 2x2, AdvMundial CBJJEABSSF2014
6111Sonoda KendyWArmbarAsian Open88KGSF2014
6112Julien CazierWSubmissionAsian Open88KGF2014
6115Howon JungWAmassa Pao chokeAsian OpenABSSF2014
6116Abraham MarteAbraham MarteWPts: 5x4Asian OpenABSF2014
6118Sonoda KendyWArmbarAsian Open88KGSF2014
6119Julien CazierWAmassa Pao chokeAsian Open88KGF2014
6156Luis GustavoWChoke from backCopa Podio85KGGP2014
6165Diogo SampaioDiogo SampaioWPointsCopa Podio85KGGP2014
6168Jon SatavaWPts: 0x0, AdvCopa Podio85KGGP2014
6396Renato CardosoRenato CardosoWPts: 0x0, AdvBrazil Nat. Pro85KG4F2015
6398Fred AlmeidaWN/ABrazil Nat. Pro85KGSF2015
6399Rafael NicholasWPts: 0x0, AdvBrazil Nat. Pro85KGF2015
6604Marcos CostaMarcos CostaWReferee DecisionBerkut OpenABSSF2015
6609UnknownWAdvBerkut Open NoGiABS4F2015
6610UnknownWGuillotineBerkut Open NoGiABSSF2015
6611UnknownWPts: 8x0Berkut Open NoGiABSF2015
7015Mauro SantiagoWKneebarADCC SP88KGR12015
7020I. PaivaWGuillotineADCC SP88KGSF2015
7022Felipe CesarFelipe CesarWPts: 0x0, PenADCC SP88KGF2015
7063Rodrigo MartinsWAmassa pao chokeWorld Pro85KGR12015
7072Renato CardosoRenato CardosoWPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Pro85KGR22015
7403Bruno TogniWEstima lockWorld Champ.82KG8F2015
7413Vinicius MarinhoVinicius MarinhoWPts: 6x4World Champ.82KG4F2015
7415Victor EstimaVictor EstimaWPts: 4x2World Champ.82KGSF2015
7417Vitor OliveiraVitor OliveiraWPts: 8x4World Champ.82KGF2015
7878M. PerezWReferee DecisionADCC88KGR12015
7934Gabriel LucasGabriel LucasWReferee DecisionADCCABSR12015
7941Vinny MagalhaesVinny MagalhaesWReferee DecisionADCCABS4F2015
7945Yuri SimoesYuri SimoesWReferee DecisionADCCABSSF2015
7946Joao RochaJoao RochaWPts: 0x0, PenADCCABSF2015
8493Lucas RochaLucas RochaD---Berkut 2ABSSPF2015
9458Igor SousaWReferee DecisionWorld ProABSR22016
9560Abner SouzaWPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Pro85KG8F2016
9564Gustavo CamposGustavo CamposWPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Pro85KG4F2016
9567Romulo BarralRomulo BarralWKneebarWorld Pro85KGSF2016
9927Javier YamuniWPts: 15x0World Champ.82KGR22016
9937Diego SampaioWPts: 6x2World Champ.82KG8F2016
10095Danilo BorovicWPts: 2x2, AdvCopa Podio86KGGP2016
10101John CombsJohn CombsWGuillotineCopa Podio86KGGP2016
10453Leandro KussanoWPointsAsian Open88KGSF2016
10455Alec BauldingAlec BauldingWPts: 2x0Asian Open88KGF2016
10457Renato CecilioWChoke from backAsian OpenABS4F2016
10458Nathan MendelsohnNathan MendelsohnWPts: 4x0Asian OpenABSSF2016
10459Leandro KussanoWPointsAsian OpenABSF2016
11160Diego VivaldoDiego VivaldoWArmbarSouth American82KGSF2016
11161Sandro VieiraWChoke from backSouth American82KGF2016
11399Hassine AzarkanWGuillotinaEuropean OpenABSR12017
11402Muslim PatsarigovMuslim PatsarigovWAmassa pao chokeEuropean OpenABS8F2017
11412Gustavo EliasGustavo EliasWPts: 2x0European OpenABS4F2017
11414Manuel RibamarManuel RibamarWWristlockEuropean OpenABSSF2017
11836Lucas RochaLucas RochaWPointsACBJJ 485KG4F2017
12473Roberto FriasWPts: 2x0WP BR Qualifier85KG4F2017
12476Lucas BarbosaLucas BarbosaWDQWP BR Qualifier85KGSF2017
12477C. NegromonteC. NegromonteWKneebarWP BR Qualifier85KGF2017
12527Kit DaleKit DaleWPts: 4x2World Pro85KGR12017
12530Michael TremblayWSubmissionWorld Pro85KG4F2017
12533Marcos CostaMarcos CostaWPts: 2x0World Pro85KGSF2017
12542Faisal AlKitbeFaisal AlKitbeWPts: 6x0World Pro85KGF2017
13151Stefano CorreaWN/ASP BJJ Pro94KGSF2017
15103Yan CabralWPointsACBJJ 1185KGSPF2018
15850Ygor DantasWPts: 0x0, AdvWP Br Qualifier85KG4F2018
16288Rolando SamsonRolando SamsonWPts: 0x0, PenWorld Champ.82KGR22018
16296Darragh OConaillDarragh OConaillWChokeWorld Champ.82KG8F2018
16802Thiago de SousaWWristlockVitoria Open88KGSF2018
16804Ruan OliveiraRuan OliveiraWPointsVitoria Open88KGF2018
18931Marcos TinocoMarcos TinocoWPts: 6x0Spyder Inv.100KG4F2019
18934A. MunisWReferee DecisionSpyder Inv.100KGSF2019
19147Daniel SpeirnWPts: 2x2, AdvPan American82KGR12019
19441Eduardo PereiraWChokeCuritiba Pro82KG4F2019
19786Rafael CastroWChokeBrasileiro82KGR12019
19794Wellington LuisWellington LuisWPts: 2x0Brasileiro82KGR22019
19801Jonas BrunoWPts: 7x0Brasileiro82KG4F2019
19806Marcos MartinsMarcos MartinsWPts: 4x0Brasileiro82KGSF2019
20123Oliver GeddessWPts: 7x0World Champ.82KGR12019
20127DJ JacksonDJ JacksonWPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Champ.82KGR22019

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