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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

110 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    40 (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
35 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    18 (51%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    3 (9%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    9 (26%)
  • BY DECISION
    4 (11%)
  • 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
1412Mario ReisMario ReisLReferee DecisionWorld Champ.76KGSF2006
2185Murilo SantanaMurilo SantanaLTriangle armbarADCC Trials77KGF2009
2346Roger GracieRoger GracieLCross chokeWorld Champ.ABSSF2009
2664Marcelo GarciaMarcelo GarciaLPts: 2x0World Champ.82KGF2010
2794Diego BorgesDiego BorgesLPts: 4x2World Pro Trials83KGF2011
2868Rubens CharlesRubens CharlesLPts: 4x2World Pro.ABS4F2011
2915Rodolfo VieiraRodolfo VieiraLArmbarWorld Champ.ABSR22011
3114Andre GalvaoAndre GalvaoLAdvWJJPC Trials82KGF2011
3206Leonardo VieiraLeonardo VieiraLPts: 3x0ADCC77KGSF2011
3214Kron GracieKron GracieLGuillotineADCC77KG3PLC2011
3326Marcus AlmeidaMarcus AlmeidaLPointsPan Am CBJJEABSF2011
3976Otavio SousaOtavio SousaLPts: 6x6, PenWorld Champ.82KGF2012
4328Bernardo FariaBernardo FariaLPts: 4x0European OpenABSSF2013
4537Victor EstimaVictor EstimaLBow and arrowWorld Pro82KGSF2013
4553Rodolfo VieiraRodolfo VieiraLPts: 9x0World ProABSSF2013
4556Leandro LoLeandro LoLPointsCopa Podio82KGSPF2013
4671Otavio SousaOtavio SousaLPts: 4x2World Champ.82KGF2013
4879Oskar PiechotaLChokeADCC88KGR12013
5450Marcus AlmeidaMarcus AlmeidaLSubmissionWorld Pro.ABSR22014
5745Leandro LoLeandro LoLPts: 4x2Mundial CBJJEABSF2014
5895Vitor OliveiraVitor OliveiraLAdvIBJJF Pro League82KGSF2014
5997Luiz PanzaLuiz PanzaLBotinhaCopa Podio85KGGP2014
6018Felipe PenaFelipe PenaLPts: 7x2Copa Podio85KGSF2014
6419Abdurahman BilarovLPointsBerkut OpenABSF2015
6747Delson HelenoDelson HelenoLReferee DecisionADCC RJ88KGR12015
6877Victor EstimaVictor EstimaLPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Pro85KG4F2015
7658Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusLPts: 2x0ADCC88KG4F2015
9197Felipe PenaFelipe PenaLPts: 4x2World ProABS8F2016
9293Leandro LoLeandro LoLReferee DecisionWorld Pro85KGF2016
9668Gabriel ArgesGabriel ArgesLKneebarWorld Champ.82KG4F2016
9810Erberth SantosErberth SantosDPts: 0x0Copa Podio86KGGP2016
9818Diego BorgesDiego BorgesLPts: 2x0Copa Podio86KGGP2016
11028Leandro LoLeandro LoLPts: 4x0European OpenABSF2017
11422Otavio SousaOtavio SousaLReferee DecisionACBJJ GP85KGSF2017
12227Thiago OzariasLPointsBrasileiro94KGR12017
12691Dimitrius SouzaDimitrius SouzaLPts: 4x2SP BJJ Pro94KGF2017
1411Sal RangelWPts: 4x2World Champ.76KG4F2006
2177Walber BrigoWPointsADCC Trials77KGR12009
2180Augusto MendesAugusto MendesWPointsADCC Trials77KG4F2009
2183Rodrigo DammWReferee DecisionADCC Trials77KGSF2009
2476J. CarlosWPointsWPC SD trials83KGSF2010
2477Adriano SilvaAdriano SilvaWGuillotineWPC SD trials83KGF2010
2602Braulio EstimaBraulio EstimaWAdvWorld Pro.ABSF2010
2608Braulio EstimaBraulio EstimaWPts: 2x2, PenWorld Pro.83KGF2010
2661Lucas LeiteLucas LeiteWPointsWorld Champ.82KG4F2010
2662Sergio MoraesSergio MoraesWPointsWorld Champ.82KGSF2010
2780Bernardo FariaBernardo FariaWPts: 4x4, AdvEuropeanABSSF2011
2781Sergio MoraesSergio MoraesWPts: 4x4, AdvEuropeanABSF2011
2785Bruno AlvesBruno AlvesWChokeEuropean82KGF2011
2790UnknownWAdvWorld Pro Trials83KGR12011
2791UnknownWGuillotineWorld Pro Trials83KG4F2011
2792Juarez HarlesWPts: 2x0World Pro Trials83KGSF2011
2823Clark GracieClark GracieWPts: 2x0Pan American82KGSF2011
2825Lucas LeiteLucas LeiteWWristlockPan American82KGF2011
2857Alan FinfouAlan FinfouWAdvWorld Pro.83KGSF2011
2858Vinicius CorralesVinicius CorralesWPts: 6x6, AdvWorld Pro.83KGF2011
2906Tetsuya KondoWChokeWorld Champ.ABSR12011
2980UnknownWSubmissionWorld Champ.82KGRDS2011
3155Daniel StraussWKneebarADCC77KGR12011
3189Augusto MendesAugusto MendesWHeel hookADCC77KG4F2011
3317Frederico OliveiraWArmbarPan Am CBJJEABSNA2011
3318Jose CarlosJose CarlosWArmbarPan Am CBJJEABSNA2011
3324Alexandre CeconiAlexandre CeconiWN/APan Am CBJJEABSSF2011
3405Renato CardosoRenato CardosoWPts: 0x0, AdvMundial CBJJEABSF2012
3544Francisco TorresWPointsPan American82KGR22012
3550Thiago AbreuThiago AbreuWArmbarPan American82KG4F2012
3553Clark GracieClark GracieWPts: 4x0Pan American82KGSF2012
3554Victor EstimaVictor EstimaWPts: 4x2Pan American82KGF2012
3703DJ JacksonDJ JacksonWArmbarWorld Pro.82KGR22012
3710Marcos de SouzaWPointsWorld Pro.82KG4F2012
3712Bruno AlvesBruno AlvesWArmbarWorld Pro.82KGSF2012
3713Lucas LeiteLucas LeiteWPts: 2x0World Pro.82KGF2012
3956Rodrigo SousaWShoulder lockWorld Champ.82KGR22012
3965Jake MackenzieJake MackenzieWWristlockWorld Champ.82KG8F2012
3972Alan FinfouAlan FinfouWPts: 4x2World Champ.82KG4F2012
3975Victor EstimaVictor EstimaWPts: 4x4, AdvWorld Champ.82KGSF2012
4324Leonardo MacielWPts: 2x0European OpenABS4F2013
4341DJ JacksonDJ JacksonWPts: 0x0, PenEuropean Open82KG4F2013
4344Fernando TerereFernando TerereWDQEuropean Open82KGF2013
4535DJ JacksonDJ JacksonWPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Pro82KGR12013
4536Tarsis HumphreysTarsis HumphreysWPts: 6x0World Pro82KG4F2013
4554Tarsis HumphreysTarsis HumphreysWAdvWorld ProABS3PLC2013
4667Tio ChicoWPts: 2x0World Champ.82KG4F2013
4670Victor EstimaVictor EstimaWPts: 8x4World Champ.82KGSF2013
5105Luca AnacoretaLuca AnacoretaWSubmissionEuropean82KGSF2014
5107JT TorresJT TorresWPts: 2x2, AdvEuropean82KGF2014
5442UnknownWPts: 2x0World Pro.ABSR12014
5743Paulo MiyaoPaulo MiyaoWPts: 2x2, AdvMundial CBJJEABSSF2014
5958Sonoda KendyWArmbarAsian Open88KGSF2014
5959Julien CazierWSubmissionAsian Open88KGF2014
5962Howon JungWAmassa Pao chokeAsian OpenABSSF2014
5963Abraham MarteAbraham MarteWPts: 5x4Asian OpenABSF2014
5965Sonoda KendyWArmbarAsian Open88KGSF2014
5966Julien CazierWAmassa Pao chokeAsian Open88KGF2014
6001Luis GustavoWChoke from backCopa Podio85KGGP2014
6010Diogo SampaioDiogo SampaioWPointsCopa Podio85KGGP2014
6013Jon SatavaWPts: 0x0, AdvCopa Podio85KGGP2014
6213Renato CardosoRenato CardosoWPts: 0x0, AdvBrazil Nat. Pro85KG4F2015
6215Fred AlmeidaWN/ABrazil Nat. Pro85KGSF2015
6216Rafael NicholasWPts: 0x0, AdvBrazil Nat. Pro85KGF2015
6418UnknownWReferee DecisionBerkut OpenABSSF2015
6423UnknownWAdvBerkut Open NoGiABS4F2015
6424UnknownWGuillotineBerkut Open NoGiABSSF2015
6425UnknownWPts: 8x0Berkut Open NoGiABSF2015
6818Mauro SantiagoWKneebarADCC SP88KGR12015
6823I. PaivaWGuillotineADCC SP88KGSF2015
6825Felipe CesarFelipe CesarWPts: 0x0, PenADCC SP88KGF2015
6866Rodrigo MartinsWAmassa paoWorld Pro85KGR12015
6875Renato CardosoRenato CardosoWPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Pro85KGR22015
7199Bruno TogniWEstima lockWorld Champ.82KG8F2015
7209Vinicius MarinhoVinicius MarinhoWPts: 6x4World Champ.82KG4F2015
7211Victor EstimaVictor EstimaWPts: 4x2World Champ.82KGSF2015
7213Vitor OliveiraVitor OliveiraWPts: 8x4World Champ.82KGF2015
7656Mike PerezWReferee DecisionADCC88KGR12015
7712Gabriel LucasGabriel LucasWReferee DecisionADCCABSR12015
7719Vinny MagalhaesVinny MagalhaesWReferee DecisionADCCABS4F2015
7723Yuri SimoesYuri SimoesWReferee DecisionADCCABSSF2015
7724Joao RochaJoao RochaWPts: 0x0, PenADCCABSF2015
8249Lucas RochaLucas RochaD---Berkut 2ABSSPF2015
9183Igor SousaWReferee DecisionWorld ProABSR22016
9285Abner SouzaWPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Pro85KG8F2016
9289Gustavo CamposGustavo CamposWPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Pro85KG4F2016
9292Romulo BarralRomulo BarralWKneebarWorld Pro85KGSF2016
9651Javier YamuniWPts: 15x0World Champ.82KGR22016
9661Diego SampaioWPts: 6x2World Champ.82KG8F2016
9815Dan BorovicWPts: 2x2, AdvCopa Podio86KGGP2016
9821John CombsJohn CombsWGuillotineCopa Podio86KGGP2016
10150Leandro KussanoWPointsAsian Open88KGSF2016
10152Alec BauldingAlec BauldingWPts: 2x0Asian Open88KGF2016
10154Renato CecilioWChoke from backAsian OpenABS4F2016
10155Nathan MendelsohnNathan MendelsohnWPts: 4x0Asian OpenABSSF2016
10156Leandro KussanoWPointsAsian OpenABSF2016
10827Diego VivaldoWArmbarSouth American82KGSF2016
10828Sandro VieiraWChoke from backSouth American82KGF2016
11012Hassine AzarkanWGuillotinaEuropean OpenABSR12017
11015Muslim PatsarigovMuslim PatsarigovWAmassa pao chokeEuropean OpenABS8F2017
11025Gustavo EliasGustavo EliasWPts: 2x0European OpenABS4F2017
11027Manuel RibamarManuel RibamarWWristlockEuropean OpenABSSF2017
11419Lucas RochaLucas RochaWPointsACBJJ GP85KG4F2017
12036Roberto FriasWPts: 2x0WP BR Qualifier85KG4F2017
12039Lucas BarbosaLucas BarbosaWDQWP BR Qualifier85KGSF2017
12040C. NegromonteC. NegromonteWKneebarWP BR Qualifier85KGF2017
12088Kit DaleWPts: 4x2World Pro85KGR12017
12092Michael TremblayWSubmissionWorld Pro85KG4F2017
12095Marcos CostaWPts: 2x0World Pro85KGSF2017
12104Faisal AlKitbeFaisal AlKitbeWPts: 6x0World Pro85KGF2017
12689Stefano CorreaWN/ASP BJJ Pro94KGSF2017

Banner picture taken by Ross Finlayson.

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