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Cole Franson

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Cole Franson is a Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt under Maurício Mariano, being also one of the main representatives of the Tinguinha BJJ association in the sport’s adult black belt division. Franson built his reputation as one of America’s rising BJJ athletes while competing in the lower belt divisions of the sport, a time when Cole conquered important titles in the IBJJF Pan American Championship, the UAEJJF Continental Pro tournament, and the SJJF World Championships. Cole’s status was cemented during his very first few months at black belt with more important podium placements.

Cole Franson Jiu-Jitsu

Full Name: Cole Thomas Franson

Nickname: N/A

Lineage: Carlos Gracie > Helio Gracie > Carlos Gracie Jr > Maurício Mariano > Cole Franson

Main Achievements:

  • 1st Place IBJJF Asian Open (2018)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Seattle Open (2018*)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Las Vegas Open NoGi (2018)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF European Open NoGi (2019)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF Seattle Open (2018)
  • 2nd Place SJJIF World Championship NoGi (2019)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF World Championship NoGi (2019)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF Las Vegas Open (2018)

Main Achievements (Colored Belts):

  • 1st Place IBJJF Pans Championship (2018 brown)
  • 1st Place UAEJJF Continental Pro (2018 brown)
  • 1st Place SJJF World Championship (2017 brown)
  • 1st Place FIVE Grappling California (2018 brown)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF World Championship (2015 purple)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF World Championship (2016 brown)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF Pans No-gi Championship (2017 brown)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF San Diego BJJ Pro (2017 brown)
  • 3rd Place UAEJJF Grand Slam LA (2017 brown)

Favorite Position/Technique: Reverse DLR Hook

Weight Division:  Peso Pena (70,00 kg / 154.5 lbs)

Team/Association: Tinguinha JJ

Cole Franson Biography

Cole Franson was born on July 26, 1994, in Clovis, California, United States of America.

Fascinated by sports from a young age, Cole spent his childhood days playing football (soccer) and baseball, while also developing an interest in pro-wrestling from a fan standpoint. This fascination for WWE style shows led him to mixed martial arts (MMA) during his early teens, and after seeing a few Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) bouts he decided to give Brazilian jiu-jitsu a try – one of the most popular methods applied inside the octagon.

The first BJJ gym Cole trained at ended up closing down within 6 months, an episode that drove Franson to high school wrestling. He returned to jiu-jitsu a few months later, settling at the Fresno Kickboxing Academy (which later changed its name to Halo BJJ) in 2008, with coach Ray Alvarado – student of Maurício Mariano, also known as Tinguinha.

Although an avid BJJ player, Franson shared his love for the mats with wrestling for a couple of years, playing for the Alta Sierra Junior high school and Buchanan High School.

Training at Halo BJJ, a Tinguinha JJ affiliate, Cole was promoted up to purple belt, by coach Alvarado. In 2013, Franson started training with coach Mariano at the Tinguinha Jiu Jitsu headquarters, where Cole earned his brown and black belts, the latter being awarded in July 2018.

Cole Franson Grappling Record

29 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    9 (31%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    1 (3%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    15 (52%)
  • BY DECISION
    4 (14%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

15 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Triangle
20
3
#86e620
Armbar
20
3
#5AD3D1
Submission
13
2
#d1212a
Estima lock
13
2
#fad11b
Guillotine
13
2
#f58822
Bow and arrow
7
1
#224aba
Choke from back
7
1
#ff9124
Straight ankle lock
7
1
15
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
20 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    11 (55%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    4 (20%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    2 (10%)
  • BY DECISION
    3 (15%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

2 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
Anaconda choke
50
1
#86e620
Armbar
50
1
2
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Cole Franson Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
16929Thiago MacedoThiago MacedoLPointsSeattle Open70KGF2018
17087Kennedy MacielKennedy MacielLPointsLas Vegas Open70KGSF2018
17110Manuel RibamarManuel RibamarLPointsLas Vegas OpenABS4F2018
17136Josh HingerJosh HingerLAnaconda chokeLV NG OpenABSSF2018
17636Hiago GeorgeHiago GeorgeLPts: 6x4LA BJJ Pro70KGSF2018
17903Adam BenayounAdam BenayounLReferee DecisionADCC EC Trials66KG8F2018
18353Pablo MantovaniPablo MantovaniLPts: 6x2NoGi Worlds67KGR22018
18632Paulo MiyaoPaulo MiyaoLPts: 10x2European Open70KG4F2019
19129Victor MatosLPts: 2x2, AdvGrand Slam LDN69KGR12019
19268Samir ChantreSamir ChantreLPts: 2x2, AdvPan American70KG8F2019
19663Joao MendesJoao MendesLPts: 4x4, AdvSan Jose Open70KGF2019
20253Richar NogueiraRichar NogueiraLPts: 2x0World Champ.70KGR12019
20776Alef BritoAlef BritoLPointsFresno Open76KGF2019
20783Ronaldo JuniorRonaldo JuniorLArmbarFresno OpenABS4F2019
21644Gabriel MarangoniGabriel MarangoniLReferee DecisionRome Open70KGF2019
21668Gabriel SousaGabriel SousaLPts: 10x0European NoGi67KGF2019
21953Kennedy MacielKennedy MacielLPts: 4x0SJJIF World NG67KGSF2019
21959Pablo MantovaniPablo MantovaniLPts: 2x0SJJIF World NGABSF2019
22221Joao MendesJoao MendesLReferee DecisionF2W Pro 13370KGSPF2019
22268Gabriel SousaGabriel SousaLPts: 0x0, AdvNoGi Worlds67KGSF2019
16928Spenser NogawaWArmbarSeattle Open70KGSF2018
16939Caleb KhanWPointsSeattle OpenABS4F2018
16941Wellington ModenaWEstima lockSeattle OpenABSF2018
17082Josh MichaelWEstima lockLas Vegas Open70KGR12018
17117Michael MainWPointsLV NG Open67KGSF2018
17118Richar NogueiraRichar NogueiraWGuillotineLV NG Open67KGF2018
17134Josh MurdockWGuillotineLV NG OpenABS4F2018
17143Tomoshige SeraWBow and arrowAsian Open70KG4F2018
17144Hiroaki OtsukaWPts: 15x0Asian Open70KGF2018
17425Chad GeorgeWReferee DecisionSubversiv70KGSPF2018
17894K. StewartWArmbarADCC EC Trials66KGR12018
17899F. RamirezWPts: 9x0ADCC EC Trials66KGR22018
17990Gerson AtiogueWTriangleF2W Pro 9370KGSPF2018
18289Bill CooperBill CooperWReferee DecisionF2W Pro 9670KGSPF2018
18346Marvin CastelleWPts: 12x4NoGi Worlds67KGR12018
18630Andrey AdamWTriangleEuropean Open70KGR12019
19660Edward NicholasWSubmissionSan Jose Open70KG4F2019
19662Vitor PaschoalWSubmissionSan Jose Open70KGSF2019
20139Shane TorresWArmbarF2W Pro 11270KGSPF2019
20169Endres BarbosaEndres BarbosaWPointsDenver Open76KGSF2019
20171Paulo MartinsWReferee DecisionDenver Open76KGF2019
20775Piter FrankWPointsFresno Open76KGSF2019
21642Tomer AlroyWChoke from backRome Open70KGSF2019
21661Sam McNallyWStraight ankle lockEuropean NoGi67KGR12019
21665Luca CaraccioloWTriangleEuropean NoGi67KG4F2019
21666Gabriel MarangoniGabriel MarangoniWPts: 8x8, AdvEuropean NoGi67KGSF2019
21886Alex CandersWReferee DecisionF2W Pro 13170KGSPF2019
21957Kennedy MacielKennedy MacielWPts: 2x0SJJIF World NGABSSF2019
22264Silvio DuranSilvio DuranWPts: 8x2NoGi Worlds67KG4F2019

Cole Franson vs Wellington Modena

 

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