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Cole Franson

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: Mitsuyo Maeda > Carlos Gracie > Helio Gracie > Carlos Gracie Jr > Maurício Mariano > Cole Franson

Main Achievements:

  • IBJJF Asian Open Champion (2018)
  • IBJJF Seattle Open Champion (2018*)
  • IBJJF Las Vegas No-Gi Open Champion (2018)
  • IBJJF Seattle Open Championship 2nd Place (2018)
  • IBJJF Las Vegas Championship 3rd Place (2018)

Main Achievements (Colored Belts):

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

Cole Franson Grappling Record

18 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    5 (28%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    0 (0%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    11 (61%)
  • BY DECISION
    2 (11%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

11 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Armbar
18
2
#86e620
Estima lock
18
2
#5AD3D1
Guillotine
18
2
#d1212a
Triangle
18
2
#fad11b
Submission
18
2
#f58822
Bow and arrow
9
1
11
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
11 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    6 (55%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    3 (27%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    1 (9%)
  • BY DECISION
    1 (9%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

1 SUBMISSION LOSSES

#214eb8
Anaconda choke
100
1
1
(100%) SUBMISSION

Cole Franson Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
16736Thiago MacedoThiago MacedoLPointsSeattle Open70KGF2018
16891Kennedy MacielKennedy MacielLPointsLas Vegas Open70KGSF2018
16914Manuel RibamarManuel RibamarLPointsLas Vegas OpenABS4F2018
16940Josh HingerJosh HingerLAnaconda chokeLV NG OpenABSSF2018
17419Hiago GeorgeHiago GeorgeLPts: 6x4LA BJJ Pro70KGSF2018
17670Adam BenayounAdam BenayounLReferee DecisionADCC EC Trials66KG8F2018
18106Pablo MantovaniPablo MantovaniLPts: 6x2NoGi Worlds67KGR22018
18356Paulo MiyaoPaulo MiyaoLPts: 10x2European Open70KG4F2019
18831Victor MatosLPts: 2x2, AdvGrand Slam LDN69KGR12019
18959Samir ChantreSamir ChantreLPts: 2x2, AdvPan American70KG8F2019
19343Joao MendesJoao MendesLPts: 4x4, AdvSan Jose Open70KGF2019
16735Spenser NogawaWArmbarSeattle Open70KGSF2018
16746Caleb KhanWPointsSeattle OpenABS4F2018
16748Wellington ModenaWEstima lockSeattle OpenABSF2018
16886Josh MichaelWEstima lockLas Vegas Open70KGR12018
16921Michael MainWPointsLV NG Open67KGSF2018
16922Richar NogueiraRichar NogueiraWGuillotineLV NG Open67KGF2018
16938Josh MurdockWGuillotineLV NG OpenABS4F2018
16947Tomoshige SeraWBow and arrowAsian Open70KG4F2018
16948Hiroaki OtsukaWPts: 15x0Asian Open70KGF2018
17217Chad GeorgeWReferee DecisionSubversiv70KGSPF2018
17661K. StewartWArmbarADCC EC Trials66KGR12018
17666F. RamirezWPts: 9x0ADCC EC Trials66KGR22018
17757Gerson AtiogueWTriangleF2W Pro 9370KGSPF2018
18044Bill CooperBill CooperWReferee DecisionF2W Pro 9670KGSPF2018
18099Marvin CastelleWPts: 12x4NoGi Worlds67KGR12018
18354Andrey AdamWTriangleEuropean Open70KGR12019
19340Edward NicholasWSubmissionSan Jose Open70KG4F2019
19342Vitor PaschoalWSubmissionSan Jose Open70KGSF2019

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