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Claudio Mattos “Caloquinha”

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Half Guard Anthology Instructional by Lachlan Giles

Claudio Mattos also known as “Caloquinha” is a Jiu Jitsu black belt under Vinicius Magalhães, also known as Draculino, of Gracie Barra, one of the best grappling coaches in the world. Caloquinha is also a Brazilian National champion, South American champion and a Jiu Jitsu World Pro Championship Silver Medalist (2010).

Claudio Caloquinha Jiu Jitsu

Full Name: Claudio Mattos

Nickname: Caloquinha was a name given by his friends as a youngster. The name came from his older brother whom people called “Caloca”, Caloquinha actually means “Little Caloca”. His brother was named “Caloca” by his colleagues at Soccer School because he resembled a cartoon character with that name.

Lineage: Mitsuyo Maeda > Carlos Gracie Sr. > Helio Gracie > Carlos Gracie Junior >Vinicius Magalhães > Claudio Mattos

Main Achievements:

  • Brazilian National Champion (2014 IBJJF)
  • South American Champion (CBJJE 2009)
  • World Cup Champion (CBJJE 2009)
  • Brazilian National Cup Champion (CBJJE 2009)
  • European Silver Medallist (IBJJF/CBJJ 2006)
  • World Pro Cup Silver Medallist (2009)
  • South American Silver Medallist (CBJJE 2008)
  • NoGi World Championship Bronze Medallist (2008)
  • NoGi Pan American Bronze Medallist (2008)
  • South American Silver Medallist (CBJJE 2008)
  • Brazilian National Cup Silver Medallist (CBJJE 2008)
  • Rio Open Silver Medallist (IBJJF/CBJJ 2009)
  • SP Cup Winner (2010)

Weight Division: Peso Leve (Lightweight) – 75Kg/167lbs

Favourite Position/Technique: Half Guard; favourite Submissions – Toe Hold and Kneebar

Team/Association: Gracie Barra – Belo Horizonte

Claudio Mattos Biography

Claudio Mattos was born on the 16th of July 1981 in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. He started training Jiu Jitsu when he was 16 years old influenced by his older brother who always loved the fighting game and was an avid competitor. As a starting point, Claudio was lucky enough to have chosen one of the best in the business to instruct him, Vinicius Magalhaes. His Master Vinicius Magalhaes, also known as Draculino, was a huge asset in Claudio’s growth as a fighter, instructor and as a human being, instilling in Claudio not only the techniques that he displays on the mat, but also the high morals in which he dictates his life.

Claudio started teaching as a purple belt, as an assistant instructor of Master Magalhaes, a trade that he continued throughout his life. Today he is the main instructor of the Rio Sport Centre in Belo Horizonte. In September 2004 as a Brown Belt, Caloquinha premiered in Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) against Igor Pitbull, he completely dominated that fight and finished with a Katagatame (Arm Triangle), he went on to fight a few months later in the beginning of 2005, Claudio went back to the rings this time to face the veteran Andre “Dida” Amado, the tough challenge against the former Chute Boxe standout would end in a draw.

By the end of 2005 Caloquinha received the long awaited Black Belt from the hands of his master Vinicius Draculino. He ventured again in the world of mixed martial arts at the end of 2006 and fought Thomas Hytten, he ended losing that fight due to a cut. He has since dedicated himself to Jiu Jitsu having very busy years in 2008 and 2009.

In 2010, Claudio Caloquinha won the Brazilian Trials and booked his place in the finals of the World Pro Cup championship in Abu Dhabi, he reached the final tapping everyone in his path, but was stopped in the final by a sweep from Durinho Burns. His fantastic start of 2010 continued as he won the SP Cup submitting everyone on his way and receiving as a prize an “All Expenses Payed” trip to the World Jiu Jitsu Championships.

Claudio Mattos Grappling Record

63 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    29 (46%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    7 (11%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    20 (32%)
  • BY DECISION
    6 (10%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    1 (2%)

20 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Kneebar
20
4
#86e620
Katagatame
20
4
#5AD3D1
Toe hold
20
4
#d1212a
Calf slicer
10
2
#fad11b
Footlock
10
2
#f58822
Triangle
10
2
#224aba
Leglock
5
1
#ff9124
Kimura
5
1
20
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
22 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    8 (36%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    4 (18%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    5 (23%)
  • BY DECISION
    2 (9%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    2 (9%)
  • BY DQ
    1 (5%)

5 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
Choke from back
40
2
#86e620
Choke
20
1
#5AD3D1
Armbar
20
1
#d1212a
RNC
20
1
5
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Claudio Mattos Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
2627Gilbert BurnsGilbert BurnsLPts: 2x0World Pro.74KGF2010
3433Leandro LoLeandro LoLChoke from backCopa Podio76KGF2011
3595Vinicius MarinhoVinicius MarinhoLPts: 4x2Pan American76KG4F2012
3682Michael LanghiMichael LanghiLPts: 8x4Copa PodioABSSPF2012
4326C. NegromonteC. NegromonteLChoke from backSouth American88KGF2013
4770Rodrigo CaporalRodrigo CaporalLPointsWorld Champ.76KG4F2013
4862Paulo MiyaoPaulo MiyaoLAdvBrasileiro CBJJENANA2013
5616Roberto SatoshiRoberto SatoshiLChokeWorld Pro.76KGSF2014
6014Arnaldo MaidanaArnaldo MaidanaLDQNoGi Worlds88KGSF2014
6069C. NegromonteC. NegromonteLPts: 2x0Brasileiro NoGi88KGF2014
6105Dimitrus SouzaLPts: 2x2, AdvRio BJJ Pro94KGF2014
6911Erberth SantosErberth SantosLArmbarRio Fall NoGiABSF2015
6944Davi RamosDavi RamosLRNCADCC RJ77KGF2015
7020Gabriel RolloGabriel RolloLPts: 0x0, PenADCC SP77KGF2015
7197Augusto CarsaladeLPointsBrasileiro82KGF2015
8015Wellington LuisWellington LuisLPts: 0x0, AdvBrazil Nat. Pro77KG4F2015
8104Gabriel RolloGabriel RolloLPts: 2x2, AdvDesafio UK82KGRR2015
8274Patrick GaudioPatrick GaudioLPts: 3x2Brasileiro NoGi85KGSF2015
9706Luan CarvalhoLuan CarvalhoLReferee DecisionBrasileiro82KGSF2016
10536Vinicius GarciaVinicius GarciaLPts: 2x0BH Open82KG4F2016
11609Felipe CesarFelipe CesarLReferee DecisionADCC SP Trials77KGF2017
11649Gabriel RolloGabriel RolloLPenADCC RJ77KGSF2017
2493Bruno FrazattoBruno FrazattoWPts: 2x0WPC SD trials74KGSF2010
2494Vitor OliveiraVitor OliveiraWPts: 2x0WPC SD trials74KGF2010
3418Eduardo PessoaWKneebarCopa Podio76KGGP2011
3423Vinicius MarinhoVinicius MarinhoWPts: 2x0Copa Podio76KGGP2011
3427Helder MedeirosWPts: 2x0Copa Podio76KGGP2011
3432Ed RamosWPts: 0x0, AdvCopa Podio76KGSF2011
3987Marcel GoulartWPointsWorld Champ.76KGR12012
4325Caio AlmeidaCaio AlmeidaWPointsSouth American88KGSF2013
4900UnknownWKatagatameRio Open76KG4F2013
4902Sandro VieiraWKneebarRio Open76KGSF2013
4903AJ AgazarmAJ AgazarmWAdvRio Open76KGF2013
5208Rafael HenriqueWPts: 2x0World Pro Trial76KGSF2014
5209Thiago AbreuThiago AbreuWPts: 5x0World Pro Trial76KGF2014
5518C. NegromonteC. NegromonteWReferee DecisionBrasileiro82KGSF2014
5520Diego BorgesDiego BorgesWReferee DecisionBrasileiro82KGF2014
5946Romulo SouzaWPointsNo Gi Pan Am.88KGSF2014
5947Brian BeauryBrian BeauryWToe holdNo Gi Pan Am.88KGF2014
6011Felipe BrobrickWPointsNoGi Worlds88KG4F2014
6071UnknownWToe holdBrasileiro NoGiABS4F2014
6104Victor BomfimWPts: 2x2, AdvRio BJJ Pro94KGSF2014
6904Pedro HenriqueWN/ARio Fall NoGi88KGSF2015
6905William MartinsWN/ARio Fall NoGi88KGF2015
6910Rodrigo RochaWDQRio Fall NoGiABSSF2015
6934Thiago GaiaThiago GaiaWCalf slicerADCC RJ77KGR12015
6940Lucas GomesWFootlockADCC RJ77KG4F2015
6942Chico SalgadoWLeglockADCC RJ77KGSF2015
7016Jake MackenzieJake MackenzieWReferee DecisionADCC SP77KG4F2015
7019Jonatas GracieWToe holdADCC SP77KGSF2015
7195Victor SilverioVictor SilverioWReferee DecisionBrasileiro82KGSF2015
7489Edson LuisWN/ACuritiba No Gi88KGSF2015
7490Romeu MendesWAdvCuritiba No Gi88KGF2015
7498UnknownWFootlockCuritiba Open82KG4F2015
7499Fabio PulitaWAdvCuritiba Open82KGSF2015
8012Joao CarvalhoWN/ABrazil Nat. Pro77KGR12015
8024Caio GregoriWKatagatameBrazil Nat. ProU77KGR12015
8052Darcy InácioWKimuraSub. Campos X77KGRR2015
8054Leonardo VasconcelosWPointsSub. Campos X77KGRR2015
8057Bruno CelioWKatagatameTeam Nationals76KGF2015
8101Lucas ValleWAdvDesafio UK82KGRR2015
8107Hermes FrançaWPts: 4x0Desafio UK82KGRR2015
8109Luciano BernertWTriangleDesafio UK82KGRR2015
8115Felipe CesarFelipe CesarD---Desafio UK82KGRR2015
8118Lucas ValleWPts: 10x0Desafio UK82KG3RD2015
8272João DinizWTriangleBrasileiro NoGi85KG4F2015
9370Tomasz MichalowskWN/AEuropean NoGi88KGSF2016
9371Max CarvalhoMax CarvalhoWN/AEuropean NoGi88KGF2016
9694Ricardo ElleresWN/ABrasileiro82KGR12016
9697Chaise AlbuquerqueWN/ABrasileiro82KG8F2016
9704Vinicius GarciaVinicius GarciaWN/ABrasileiro82KG4F2016
10411Carlos GuedesWToe holdBrasileiro Equipes76KGSF2016
10414H. MarquesWAdvBrasileiro Equipes76KGF2016
10776Gabriel AlvesWKneebarBrasileiro NoGi85KG4F2016
10777Gabriel ProcópioWPointsBrasileiro NoGi85KGSF2016
11607UnknownWKneebarADCC SP Trials77KG4F2017
11608Marcel GoncalvesMarcel GoncalvesWReferee DecisionADCC SP Trials77KGSF2017
11636Everton FreitasWPointsADCC RJ77KGR12017
11643Marcel GolcalvesWReferee DecisionADCC RJ77KGR22017
11648Daniel HortegasWN/AADCC RJ77KG4F2017
12860Fagner FigueiroaWKatagatameCuritiba Fall Open82KG4F2017
12862Caio AlmeidaCaio AlmeidaWCalf slicerCuritiba Fall Open82KGSF2017
12863UnknownWPointsCuritiba Fall Open82KGF2017
13412Samuel RodriguesWN/AVitoria Open82KG4F2017
13413Andre AlmeidaWN/AVitoria Open82KGSF2017
13414Pedro AgrizziWN/AVitoria Open82KGF2017

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Claudio Caloquinha vs Rafael dos Anjos

Caloquinha vs Gilbert Burns World Pro Cup 2010 Final

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