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Cleber Sousa

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Submission Back Attacks Instructional by John Danaher

Cleber de Sousa Fernandes, commonly known as Clandestino (or Clã) is a Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt under Caio Almeida, and a representative of the Almeida JJ team in the sport’s best-known competitions. One of the top athletes of his generation, Cleber Sousa made a name for himself in the lower belt divisions of the International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation (IBJJF) by conquering important titles such as World, Pan American, and Brazilian champion.

Cleber Sousa Jiu Jitsu

Full Name: Cleber de Sousa Fernandes

Nickname: Cleber is often referenced as “Cleber Clandestino” or simply “Clã”. The Portuguese word Clandestino translates to Clandestine in English, and it started being used during Sousa’s first few weeks at Almeida Jiu Jitsu’s academy. This was thanks to coach Gustavo Almeida who questioned Sousa regarding his origins by asking if he was of Bolivian or Manaus (indigenous) descent. Cleber mentioned that he wasn’t either, which earned him the nickname of clandestine (as in ‘undercover native Brazilian’).

Lineage: C. Gracie > Carlos Gracie Jr > Ryan Gracie > Gabriel Vella > Caio Almeida > Cleber Sousa

Main Achievements:

  • 1st Place IBJJF Pans Championship (2019)
  • 1st Place CBJJ Brazilian Nationals (2019)
  • 1st Place IBJJF São Paulo Open (2017)
  • 2nd Place CBJJ Brazilian Nationals (2017)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF South American Championship (2017 / 2020)
  • 2nd Place UAEJJF Abu Dhabi World Pro (2017)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF Pans Championship (2017)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF World Championship (2019)

Main Achievements (Colored Belts):

  • 1st Place IBJJF World Championship (2016 brown)
  • 1st Place IBJJF JuvenilePans Championship (2013 blue)
  • 1st Place CBJJ JuvenileBrazilian Nationals (2012/2013 blue)
  • 1st Place IBJJF São Paulo BJJ Pro (2016 brown)
  • 1st Place IBJJF South American Championship (2016 brown)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF World Championship (2015 purple)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF São Paulo BJJ Pro (2016* brown)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF Rio BJJ Pro (2015 brown)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF Pan American Championship (2015 purple)
  • 3rd Place CBJJ Brazilian Nationals (2015 purple)

* Absolute
** Weight and absolute

Favorite Position/Technique: Back Mount

Weight Division: Peso Pluma (64,00 kg / 141.5 lbs)

Team/Association: Almeida Jiu Jitsu / Atos

Cleber Sousa Biography

Cleber Sousa was born on May 15, 1996 in São Mateus a district of São Paulo – Brazil, growing up in Itaquera (also in São paulo).

Raised in a very humble environment Sousa was forced to work from early in life, with his income helping towards the family’s bills and basic necessities. Before reaching his teenage years, Cleber had already worked many jobs which went from selling a variety of handcrafted objects, marionettes or sweets at the local market, and on the streets.

At the age of 13, Cleber was invited to train at the Almeida Jiu-Jitsu social project, where he could practice for free – given that he could not afford to pay for his tuition. Sousa (or Clandestino, as he became known) immediately got hooked on martial arts, and by the time he was a blue belt, Cleber had decided to make it his profession.

At Almeida Jiu Jitsu Clandestino’s first instructor was Gustavo Almeida, brother of Diogo and Caio Almeida. The Almeida brothers stood by Sousa’s side throughout his rise in the sport, particularly Caio the man behind Cleber’s success. It would be Caio who graded Clandestino with his black belt, a promotion that occurred on December 11, 2016.

Cover photo by William Burkhardt of BJJ Pix.

Cleber Sousa Grappling Record

71 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    32 (45%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    3 (4%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    31 (44%)
  • BY DECISION
    5 (7%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

31 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Choke from back
23
7
#86e620
Submission
16
5
#5AD3D1
Toe hold
10
3
#d1212a
Botinha
10
3
#fad11b
Choke
6
2
#f58822
Crucifix choke
6
2
#224aba
Kneebar
6
2
#ff9124
Short choke
3
1
#bf1f6c
Mounted triangle
3
1
#22c9a5
Omoplata
3
1
#fad223
Bow and arrow
3
1
#03861f
Armbar
3
1
#039a1f
Americana
3
1
#03b41f
Guillotine
3
1
31
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
34 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    22 (65%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    4 (12%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    6 (18%)
  • BY DECISION
    2 (6%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

6 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
Armbar
50
3
#86e620
RNC
17
1
#5AD3D1
Choke from back
17
1
#d1212a
Bow and arrow
17
1
6
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Cleber Sousa Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
12101Tiago BarrosTiago BarrosLPts: 4x2Pan American64KGSF2017
12603Mikey MusumeciMikey MusumeciLPts: 2x0World Pro62KGRR2017
12605Hiago GeorgeHiago GeorgeLPointsWorld Pro62KGRR2017
14282Tiago BarrosTiago BarrosLReferee DecisionGrand Slam RJ62KGR12017
14428Hiago GeorgeHiago GeorgeLPointsSouth American64KGF2017
16405Alex SodreAlex SodreLPts: 4x0World Champ.64KGR22018
17871Gabriel MarangoniGabriel MarangoniLPts: 14x4Curitiba Sp. NGO67KGF2018
18505Joao MiyaoJoao MiyaoLRNCNoGi Worlds61KGSF2018
18806Joao MiyaoJoao MiyaoLPointsEuropean Open64KGSF2019
19330Gabriel SousaGabriel SousaLChoke from backGrand Slam LDN62KG4F2019
19337Fernando SoaresLPts: 12x8Grand Slam LDN62KGRR2019
19939Carlos AlbertoLPts: 6x2WP BR Qualifier56KGRR2019
20479Rodnei BarbosaRodnei BarbosaLPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Champ.57KGSF2019
21124Gabriel SousaGabriel SousaLArmbarKing of Mats69KGRR2019
21129Isaac DoederleinIsaac DoederleinLArmbarKing of Mats69KGSF2019
21131Diego OliveiraDiego OliveiraLPts: 4x0King of Mats69KG3RD2019
21139Thiago MacedoThiago MacedoLPts: 4x2Grand Slam TYO69KGSF2019
21141Jun Yong ChoLPts: 4x2Grand Slam TYO69KG3RD2019
21555Gabriel SousaGabriel SousaLReferee DecisionGrand Slam LA62KGF2019
22158Diego OliveiraDiego OliveiraLPts: 4x4, AdvGrand Slam RJ62KGF2019
22926Tomoyuki HashimotoTomoyuki HashimotoLPts: 8x6European Open57KGSF2020
23723Meyram MaquineMeyram MaquineLPts: 6x4BJJ StarsN/ASPF2020
24503Fabricio AndreyFabricio AndreyLBow and arrowGrand Slam RJ62KGSF2020
24732Hiago GeorgeHiago GeorgeLPointsSouth American64KGF2020
24926Lucas PinheiroLucas PinheiroLPts: 3x1Brazil Nat. Pro62KGSF2021
25100Fernando FavariLPts: 2x2, AdvRio Open64KG4F2021
25743Hygor BritoHygor BritoLPts: 6x4S. American NGABSR12021
26155Meyram MaquineMeyram MaquineLPts: 3x0SA Cont. Pro62KGSF2021
26313Luan CarvalhoLuan CarvalhoLPts: 1x0SA Cont. ProLWA4F2021
27168Hiago GeorgeHiago GeorgeLPts: 7x6Sul Americano64KGF2021
27491Hiago GeorgeHiago GeorgeLArmbarGrand Slam MSK62KGRR2021
27809Yuri HendrexYuri HendrexLPts: 4x4, AdvBrasileiro57KGSF2021
28252Lucas PinheiroLucas PinheiroLPts: 6x2Grand Slam RJ62KG4F2021
28258Hiago GeorgeHiago GeorgeLPts: 1x0Grand Slam RJ62KGRPC2021
11761Carlos EsquisitoCarlos EsquisitoWPointsManaus Nat. Pro62KG4F2017
11762Levy FerreiraWPointsManaus Nat. Pro62KGSF2017
11763Anoar JeziniWSubmissionManaus Nat. Pro62KGF2017
12092Robson FeitosaWPts: 14x0Pan American64KGR12017
12097Mikey MusumeciMikey MusumeciWReferee DecisionPan American64KG4F2017
12553Lucas DantasWPts: 2x0WP BR Qualifier62KGRR2017
12554Gabriel LimaWChoke from backWP BR Qualifier62KGRR2017
12555Bruno CabralWChoke from backWP BR Qualifier62KGRR2017
12601Alexis AlduncinAlexis AlduncinWPts: 5x0World Pro62KGRR2017
12606Mathias JardinWMounted triangleWorld Pro62KGRR2017
12703Thomas LisboaThomas LisboaWPointsBrasileiro64KG8F2017
12707Eduardo BotegaWSubmissionBrasileiro64KG4F2017
12708Hiago GeorgeHiago GeorgeWReferee DecisionBrasileiro64KGSF2017
13714Tiago OkamotoWN/ASao Paulo Open64KG4F2017
13715Jorge NakamuraWN/ASao Paulo Open64KGSF2017
13716Douglas RufinoWPts: 2x2, AdvSao Paulo Open64KGF2017
14424Jefferson HenriqueWChoke from backSouth American64KG4F2017
14426Douglas RufinoWPts: 12x2South American64KGSF2017
14477Francisco AndrelinoWSubmissionBrasilia Open64KGSF2017
14478Jefferson TeodoroWPointsBrasilia Open64KGF2017
16395Alexandre VieiraAlexandre VieiraWToe holdWorld Champ.64KGR12018
16716Gaspar RuizWChoke from backMundial CBJJE64KGSF2018
16717Felipe GiarollaWChoke from backMundial CBJJE64KGF2018
17094Leo AlvesWPointsFloripa W. Open64KGSF2018
17095Andrey AdamWToe holdFloripa W. Open64KGF2018
17131Ulysses FagundesWToe holdFloripa W. NGO61KGF2018
17135Daniel AmorimWOmoplataTeam Nationals76KGF2018
17407Kleiton RodriguesWChoke from backSao Paulo Open64KGF2018
17618Jorge NakamuraWN/ABrasileiro NoGi61KGF2018
17834Bebeto OliveiraWPointsCuritiba Sp. Open64KGSF2018
17835Gabriel AzevedoWBow and arrowCuritiba Sp. Open64KGF2018
17870Higor PaterraWN/ACuritiba Sp. NGO67KGSF2018
18500Joao SomaliaJoao SomaliaWArmbarNoGi Worlds61KG4F2018
18804Kennedy MacielKennedy MacielWCrucifix chokeEuropean Open64KG4F2019
19159Jorge NakamuraWSubmissionBrazil Nat. Pro62KGSF2019
19160Felippe MelloWSubmissionBrazil Nat. Pro62KGF2019
19335Anthony OliveiraWPts: 6x4Grand Slam LDN62KGRR2019
19471Bebeto OliveiraWPts: 6x4Pan American57KG4F2019
19473Nobuhiro SawadaNobuhiro SawadaWPts: 4x2Pan American57KGSF2019
19475Hiago GamaHiago GamaWReferee DecisionPan American57KGF2019
19935Oziel SantosWPts: 4x0WP BR Qualifier56KGRR2019
19938Jose LimaJose LimaWPts: 2x2, AdvWP BR Qualifier56KGRR2019
20135Jose LimaJose LimaWPointsBrasileiro57KGSF2019
20137Rodnei BarbosaRodnei BarbosaWPts: 4x2Brasileiro57KGF2019
20472Omar SalumOmar SalumWChoke from backWorld Champ.57KGR12019
20478Tomoyuki HashimotoTomoyuki HashimotoWPts: 6x4World Champ.57KG4F2019
20912Carlos AlbertoWPointsSP BJJ Pro70KGSF2019
20914Leandro LimaWAdvSP BJJ Pro70KGF2019
21123Nobuhiro SawadaNobuhiro SawadaWKneebarKing of Mats69KGRR2019
21128Wanki ChaeWanki ChaeWReferee DecisionKing of Mats69KGRR2019
21137Alberto SerranoWPts: 16x8Grand Slam TYO69KG4F2019
21551Joao FigueiredoWBotinhaGrand Slam LA62KG4F2019
21553Hiago GeorgeHiago GeorgeWPts: 2x0Grand Slam LA62KGSF2019
22152Wesley SantosWCrucifix chokeGrand Slam RJ62KGR12019
22155Kalel SantosWPts: 2x0Grand Slam RJ62KG4F2019
22157Tiago BarrosTiago BarrosWPts: 4x2Grand Slam RJ62KGSF2019
22331Bebeto OliveiraWPointsRio BJJ Pro70KG4F2019
23210Yuri HendrexYuri HendrexWAmericanaCuritiba SO64KGSF2020
24496Felipe OnoWReferee DecisionGrand Slam RJ62KGR12020
24500Marcos CavalcanteWPts: 2x0Grand Slam RJ62KG4F2020
24505M. OliveiraWGuillotineGrand Slam RJ62KGRPC2020
24506Marcos CavalcanteWPts: 1x0Grand Slam RJ62KG3RD2020
24727Marcos SuelWChokeSouth American64KG4F2020
24730Leo AlvesWChokeSouth American64KGSF2020
24924Marcos CavalcanteWPts: 5x2Brazil Nat. Pro62KG4F2021
25680Fernando FavariWShort chokeS. American NG61KGSF2021
25681Welerson SilvaWN/AS. American NG61KGF2021
26152Matheus MonteiroWPts: 3x2SA Cont. Pro62KG4F2021
27166Juan LopesJuan LopesWBotinhaSul Americano64KGSF2021
28247Ruben EvangelistaWKneebarGrand Slam RJ62KGR12021
28256Andre MouraWBotinhaGrand Slam RJ62KGRPC2021

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