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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 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

109 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    39 (36%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    20 (18%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    37 (34%)
  • BY DECISION
    7 (6%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    4 (4%)
  • BY DQ
    2 (2%)

37 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Armbar
22
8
#86e620
Guillotine
14
5
#5AD3D1
Submission
11
4
#d1212a
Kneebar
11
4
#fad11b
Choke from back
8
3
#f58822
Wristlock
8
3
#224aba
Amassa Pao choke
8
3
#ff9124
Choke
5
2
#bf1f6c
Amassa pao
3
1
#22c9a5
Estima lock
3
1
#fad223
Guillotina
3
1
#03861f
Heel hook
3
1
#039a1f
Shoulder lock
3
1
37
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
33 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    16 (48%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    3 (9%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    9 (27%)
  • BY DECISION
    4 (12%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    1 (3%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

9 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

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

Claudio Calasans Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
1409Mario ReisMario ReisLReferee DecisionWorld Champ.76KGSF2006
2183Murilo SantanaMurilo SantanaLTriangle armbarADCC Trials77KGF2009
2344Roger GracieRoger GracieLCross chokeWorld Champ.ABSSF2009
2662Marcelo GarciaMarcelo GarciaLPts: 2x0World Champ.82KGF2010
2784Diego BorgesDiego BorgesLPts: 4x2World Pro Trials83KGF2011
2858Rubens CharlesRubens CharlesLPts: 4x2World Pro.ABS1/4F2011
2905Rodolfo VieiraRodolfo VieiraLArmbarWorld Champ.ABSR22011
3099Andre GalvaoAndre GalvaoLAdvWJJPC Trials82KGF2011
3191Leonardo VieiraLeonardo VieiraLPts: 3x0ADCC77KGSF2011
3199Kron GracieKron GracieLGuillotineADCC77KG3PLC2011
3311Marcus AlmeidaMarcus AlmeidaLPointsPan Am CBJJEABSF2011
3961Otavio SousaOtavio SousaLPts: 6x6, PenWorld Champ.82KGF2012
4313Bernardo FariaBernardo FariaLPts: 4x0European OpenABSSF2013
4522Victor EstimaVictor EstimaLBow and arrowWorld Pro82KGSF2013
4538Rodolfo VieiraRodolfo VieiraLPts: 9x0World ProABSSF2013
4541Leandro LoLeandro LoLPointsCopa Podio82KGSPF2013
4656Otavio SousaOtavio SousaLPts: 4x2World Champ.82KGF2013
4864Oskar PiechotaLChokeADCC88KGR12013
5434Marcus AlmeidaMarcus AlmeidaLSubmissionWorld Pro.ABSR22014
5730Leandro LoLeandro LoLPts: 4x2Mundial CBJJEABSF2014
5880Vitor OliveiraVitor OliveiraLAdvIBJJF Pro League82KGSF2014
5983Luiz PanzaLuiz PanzaLBotinhaCopa Podio85KGGP2014
6004Felipe PenaFelipe PenaLPts: 7x2Copa Podio85KGSF2014
6405Abdurahman BilarovLPointsBerkut OpenABSF2015
6733Delson HelenoDelson HelenoLReferee DecisionADCC RJ88KGR12015
6863Victor EstimaVictor EstimaLPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Pro85KG1/4F2015
7642Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusLPts: 2x0ADCC88KG1/4F2015
9176Felipe PenaFelipe PenaLPts: 4x2World ProABS1/8F2016
9272Leandro LoLeandro LoLReferee DecisionWorld Pro85KGF2016
9645Gabriel ArgesGabriel ArgesLKneebarWorld Champ.82KG1/4F2016
9787Erberth SantosErberth SantosDPts: 0x0Copa Podio86KGGP2016
9795Diego BorgesDiego BorgesLPts: 2x0Copa Podio86KGGP2016
10986Leandro LoLeandro LoLPts: 4x0European OpenABSF2017
11380Otavio SousaOtavio SousaLReferee DecisionACBJJ GP85KGSF2017
1408Sal RangelWPts: 4x2World Champ.76KG1/4F2006
2175Walber BrigoWPointsADCC Trials77KGR12009
2178Augusto MendesAugusto MendesWPointsADCC Trials77KG1/4F2009
2181Rodrigo DammWReferee DecisionADCC Trials77KGSF2009
2474Jose CarlosWPointsWPC SD trials83KGSF2010
2475Adriano SilvaAdriano SilvaWGuillotineWPC SD trials83KGF2010
2600Braulio EstimaBraulio EstimaWAdvWorld Pro.ABSF2010
2606Braulio EstimaBraulio EstimaWPts: 2x2, PenWorld Pro.83KGF2010
2659Lucas LeiteLucas LeiteWPointsWorld Champ.82KG1/4F2010
2660Sergio MoraesSergio MoraesWPointsWorld Champ.82KGSF2010
2770Bernardo FariaBernardo FariaWPts: 4x4, AdvEuropeanABSSF2011
2771Sergio MoraesSergio MoraesWPts: 4x4, AdvEuropeanABSF2011
2775Bruno AlvesBruno AlvesWChokeEuropean82KGF2011
2780UnknownWAdvWorld Pro Trials83KGR12011
2781UnknownWGuillotineWorld Pro Trials83KG1/4F2011
2782Juarez HarlesWPts: 2x0World Pro Trials83KGSF2011
2813Clark GracieClark GracieWPts: 2x0Pan American82KGSF2011
2815Lucas LeiteLucas LeiteWWristlockPan American82KGF2011
2847Alan FinfouAlan FinfouWAdvWorld Pro.83KGSF2011
2848Vinicius CorralesVinicius CorralesWPts: 6x6, AdvWorld Pro.83KGF2011
2896Tetsuya KondoWChokeWorld Champ.ABSR12011
2970UnknownWSubmissionWorld Champ.82KGRDS2011
3140Daniel StraussWKneebarADCC77KGR12011
3174Augusto MendesAugusto MendesWHeel hookADCC77KG1/4F2011
3302Frederico OliveiraWArmbarPan Am CBJJEABSNA2011
3303Jose CarlosWArmbarPan Am CBJJEABSNA2011
3309Alexandre CeconiAlexandre CeconiWN/APan Am CBJJEABSSF2011
3390Renato CardosoRenato CardosoWPts: 0x0, AdvMundial CBJJEABSF2012
3529Francisco TorresWPointsPan American82KGR22012
3535Thiago AbreuThiago AbreuWArmbarPan American82KG1/4F2012
3538Clark GracieClark GracieWPts: 4x0Pan American82KGSF2012
3539Victor EstimaVictor EstimaWPts: 4x2Pan American82KGF2012
3688DJ JacksonDJ JacksonWArmbarWorld Pro.82KGR22012
3695Marcos de SouzaWPointsWorld Pro.82KG1/4F2012
3697Bruno AlvesBruno AlvesWArmbarWorld Pro.82KGSF2012
3698Lucas LeiteLucas LeiteWPts: 2x0World Pro.82KGF2012
3941Rodrigo SousaWShoulder lockWorld Champ.82KGR22012
3950Jake MackenzieJake MackenzieWWristlockWorld Champ.82KG1/8F2012
3957Alan FinfouAlan FinfouWPts: 4x2World Champ.82KG1/4F2012
3960Victor EstimaVictor EstimaWPts: 4x4, AdvWorld Champ.82KGSF2012
4309Leonardo MacielWPts: 2x0European OpenABS1/4F2013
4326DJ JacksonDJ JacksonWPts: 0x0, PenEuropean Open82KG1/4F2013
4329Fernando TerereFernando TerereWDQEuropean Open82KGF2013
4520DJ JacksonDJ JacksonWPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Pro82KGR12013
4521Tarsis HumphreysTarsis HumphreysWPts: 6x0World Pro82KG1/4F2013
4539Tarsis HumphreysTarsis HumphreysWAdvWorld ProABS3PLC2013
4652Tio ChicoWPts: 2x0World Champ.82KG1/4F2013
4655Victor EstimaVictor EstimaWPts: 8x4World Champ.82KGSF2013
5089Luca AnacoretaLuca AnacoretaWSubmissionEuropean82KGSF2014
5091JT TorresJT TorresWPts: 2x2, AdvEuropean82KGF2014
5426UnknownWPts: 2x0World Pro.ABSR12014
5728Paulo MiyaoPaulo MiyaoWPts: 2x2, AdvMundial CBJJEABSSF2014
5944Sonoda KendyWArmbarAsian Open88KGSF2014
5945Julien CazierWSubmissionAsian Open88KGF2014
5948Howon JungWAmassa Pao chokeAsian OpenABSSF2014
5949Abraham MarteAbraham MarteWPts: 5x4Asian OpenABSF2014
5951Sonoda KendyWArmbarAsian Open88KGSF2014
5952Julien CazierWAmassa Pao chokeAsian Open88KGF2014
5987Luis GustavoWChoke from backCopa Podio85KGGP2014
5996Diogo SampaioDiogo SampaioWPointsCopa Podio85KGGP2014
5999Jon SatavaWPts: 0x0, AdvCopa Podio85KGGP2014
6199Renato CardosoRenato CardosoWPts: 0x0, AdvBrazil Nat. Pro85KG1/4F2015
6201Fred AlmeidaWN/ABrazil Nat. Pro85KGSF2015
6202Rafael NicholasWPts: 0x0, AdvBrazil Nat. Pro85KGF2015
6404UnknownWReferee DecisionBerkut OpenABSSF2015
6409UnknownWAdvBerkut Open NoGiABS1/4F2015
6410UnknownWGuillotineBerkut Open NoGiABSSF2015
6411UnknownWPts: 8x0Berkut Open NoGiABSF2015
6804Mauro SantiagoWKneebarADCC SP88KGR12015
6809I. PaivaWGuillotineADCC SP88KGSF2015
6811Felipe CesarFelipe CesarWPts: 0x0, PenADCC SP88KGF2015
6852Rodrigo MartinsWAmassa paoWorld Pro85KGR12015
6861Renato CardosoRenato CardosoWPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Pro85KGR22015
7184Bruno TogniWEstima lockWorld Champ.82KG1/8F2015
7194Vinicius MarinhoVinicius MarinhoWPts: 6x4World Champ.82KG1/4F2015
7196Victor EstimaVictor EstimaWPts: 4x2World Champ.82KGSF2015
7198Vitor OliveiraVitor OliveiraWPts: 8x4World Champ.82KGF2015
7640Mike PerezWReferee DecisionADCC88KGR12015
7696Gabriel LucasGabriel LucasWReferee DecisionADCCABSR12015
7703Vinny MagalhaesVinny MagalhaesWReferee DecisionADCCABS1/4F2015
7707Yuri SimoesYuri SimoesWReferee DecisionADCCABSSF2015
7708Joao RochaJoao RochaWPts: 0x0, PenADCCABSF2015
8230Lucas RochaLucas RochaD---Berkut 2ABSSPF2015
9162Igor SousaWReferee DecisionWorld ProABSR22016
9264Abner SouzaWPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Pro85KG1/8F2016
9268Gustavo CamposGustavo CamposWPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Pro85KG1/4F2016
9271Romulo BarralRomulo BarralWKneebarWorld Pro85KGSF2016
9628Javier YamuniWPts: 15x0World Champ.82KGR22016
9638Diego SampaioWPts: 6x2World Champ.82KG1/8F2016
9792Dan BorovicWPts: 2x2, AdvCopa Podio86KGGP2016
9798John CombsJohn CombsWGuillotineCopa Podio86KGGP2016
10125Leandro KussanoWPointsAsian Open88KGSF2016
10127Alec BauldingAlec BauldingWPts: 2x0Asian Open88KGF2016
10129Renato CecilioWChoke from backAsian OpenABS1/4F2016
10130Nathan MendelsohnWPts: 4x0Asian OpenABSSF2016
10131Leandro KussanoWPointsAsian OpenABSF2016
10799Diego VivaldoWArmbarSouth American82KGSF2016
10800Sandro VieiraWChoke from backSouth American82KGF2016
10970Hassine AzarkanWGuillotinaEuropean OpenABSR12017
10973Muslim PatsarigovMuslim PatsarigovWAmassa pao chokeEuropean OpenABS1/8F2017
10983Gustavo EliasGustavo EliasWPts: 2x0European OpenABS1/4F2017
10985Manuel RibamarManuel RibamarWWristlockEuropean OpenABSSF2017
11377Lucas RochaLucas RochaWPointsACBJJ GP85KG1/4F2017
11986Roberto FriasWPts: 2x0WP BR Qualifier85KG1/4F2017
11989Lucas BarbosaLucas BarbosaWDQWP BR Qualifier85KGSF2017
11990C. NegromonteC. NegromonteWKneebarWP BR Qualifier85KGF2017
12038Kit DaleWPts: 4x2World Pro85KGR12017
12042Michael TremblayWSubmissionWorld Pro85KG1/4F2017
12045Marcos CostaWPts: 2x0World Pro85KGSF2017
12054Faisal AlKitbeFaisal AlKitbeWPts: 6x0World Pro85KGF2017

Banner picture taken by Ross Finlayson.

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