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Damion Oranday is a jiu-jitsu black belt under Lucas Lepri as well as a representative of the Alliance team in the sport’s international circuit, who is also the co-founder of the Oranday Bros Jiu-Jitsu Academy in Port Neches, TX., a team he started alongside his family (Austin Oranday [brother], Camryn Oranday [sister], Bambi Renee Oranday Martin [mother], and Aaron Martin [stepfather]). Although successful during his colored belt career, Oranday gained worldwide notoriety in the sport during his black belt debut year, when he conquered wins over big names of the sport such as Keven Carrasco, Daniel Maira, Rodrigo Gortari, to name a few.

Damion Oranday Jiu-Jitsu

Full Name: Damion Shaun Oranday

Nickname: N/A

Lineage: Carlos Gracie > Carlson GracieSergio Bolão > Mauro Chueng > Elan Santiago > Lucas Lepri > Damion Oranday

Main Achievements:

  • 1st Place IBJJF Oklahoma Open (2021)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Oklahoma Open NOGI (2021)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Atlanra Summer Open NOGI (2021)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Atlanta Open NOGI (2021)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF American Nationals NOGI (2021)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF World Championship NOGI (2021)

Main Achievements (Colored Belts):

  • 1st Place IBJJF American Nationals (2016 purple)
  • 1st Place IBJJF American Nationals NOGI (2016 purple)

Main Achievements (Juvenile):

  • 1st Place IBJJF World Championship NOGI (2014)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Pan Championship (2014)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF Pan Championship (2013)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF World Championship (2014)

Favorite Position/Techniques: Footlocks

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

Team/Association: Alliance / Oranday Bros

Damion Oranday Biography

Damion Oranday was born on October 30, 1997, in Port Arthur, Texas, United States, but spent his formative years in Houston, TX.

As he grew up during the early growth of mixed martial arts, a time when the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) was starting to gain notoriety within American culture, Damion picked up a liking for combat sports. By the time he was 11-years-old, Oranday’s fascination for fighting had him joining both karate and jiu-jitsu schools, along with his brother Austin, two sports in which he would excel.

Coaches Jorden Rivas and Robert Yamashita were Damion’s first jiu-jitsu instructors, and it was Robert who graded Oranday with his blue belt. Not long after this promotion in BJJ class, Damion would earn his black belt in goju-ryu karate.

In 2015 Damion and his family attended a Lucas Lepri seminar in Houston. Galvanized by that first contact with the legendary lightweight, Oranday would later request to prepare for the 2016 Pan American Championships camp at Lepri’s academy in North Carolina, a request that was accepted this way starting a long-standing relationship between Lucas and the Oranday family.

2016 was a fruitful year for the Orandays as it also marked their autonomy in the world of martial arts entrepreneurship. It was that year, more precisely in April, that Damion and his family started their business venture with the Oranday Bros Jiu-Jitsu Academy in Port Neches, TX.

After 5 years under the guidance of Lucas Lepri, on April 17, 2021, Damion Oranday was promoted to black belt by the Alliance – Charlotte, NC, team leader.

Damion Oranday Grappling Record

35 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    2 (6%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    2 (6%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    31 (89%)
  • BY DECISION
    0 (0%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

31 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Toe hold
23
7
#86e620
Inside heel hook
23
7
#5AD3D1
Outside heel hook
16
5
#d1212a
Katagatame
6
2
#fad11b
Armbar
6
2
#f58822
Kneebar
6
2
#224aba
Choke from back
3
1
#ff9124
Lateral kneebar
3
1
#bf1f6c
Short choke
3
1
#22c9a5
RNC
3
1
#fad223
Triangle armbar
3
1
#03861f
Estima lock
3
1
31
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
24 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    6 (25%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    2 (8%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    15 (63%)
  • BY DECISION
    1 (4%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

15 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
Inside heel hook
33
5
#86e620
Choke from back
20
3
#5AD3D1
Armbar
13
2
#d1212a
Katagatame
13
2
#fad11b
Triangle
7
1
#f58822
Dead orchard
7
1
#224aba
Kneebar
7
1
15
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Damion Oranday Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
26009Richar NogueiraRichar NogueiraLTriangleN.Orleans Open70KGSF2021
26038Marvin CastellLDead orchardN.Orleans NGO67KGF2021
26271Silvio DuranSilvio DuranLAdvMiami Open70KGSF2021
26547Luan SilvaLPts: 6x4Atlanta Open70KG4F2021
26564Gialysson FreitasGialysson FreitasLArmbarAtlanta OpenABSSF2021
26586Francisco CuneoFrancisco CuneoLPointsAtlanta NGOABSSF2021
26644Leo SilvaLeo SilvaLReferee DecisionOklahoma OpenABSSF2021
26649Rafael LovatoRafael LovatoLKatagatameOklahoma NGOABSSF2021
26669Richar NogueiraRichar NogueiraLPts: 10x4American Nats70KG4F2021
26732Elijah TagalogLInside heel hookAmerican NGN67KGF2021
26944David MoslehLPts: 4x2Austin Open70KG4F2021
26973David MoslehLPts: 4x4, AdvAustin NGO67KGF2021
27009Malachi EdmondMalachi EdmondLChoke from backOrlando Open70KGF2021
28247Gabriel SousaGabriel SousaLPts: 10x2NoGi Worlds67KGSF2021
29031Diego OliveiraDiego OliveiraLChoke from backJJ CON70KG4F2021
29095Gianni GrippoGianni GrippoLKatagatameJJ CON NG73KGF2021
29495Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoLChoke from backWorld Champ.70KG8F2021
30541Adam BenayounAdam BenayounLInside heel hookN. Orleans NGO73KGF2022
31518Damon MorganLInside heel hookADCC WC Trials66KGR32022
32646Danilo MoreiraDanilo MoreiraLArmbarDenver Open76KG4F2022
33741Jordan HolyLPts: 21x0Austin SMNGO73KGSF2022
35569Kieran KichukKieran KichukLInside heel hookNoGi Pan73KG4F2022
43393Julian EspinosaJulian EspinosaLInside heel hookNoGi Pan67KGSF2023
48868Marco MendesMarco MendesLKneebarHouston NGO73KGRR2024
26035Alvaro TautivaWToe holdN.Orleans NGO67KG4F2021
26036Orlando CastilloWToe holdN.Orleans NGO67KGSF2021
26270Thiago CintraWAdvMiami Open70KG4F2021
26561Julian SynanWArmbarAtlanta OpenABS4F2021
26569Logan SantosWArmbarAtlanta NGO67KGSF2021
26570Keven CarrascoKeven CarrascoWInside heel hookAtlanta NGO67KGF2021
26583Chris HarasztiWOutside heel hookAtlanta NGOABSR12021
26584Estevan MartinezEstevan MartinezWPts: 2x0Atlanta NGOABS4F2021
26636Silvio DuranSilvio DuranWToe holdOklahoma Open70KGF2021
26640Vincent SaenzWToe holdOklahoma OpenABS4F2021
26646Matheus GalvaoWOutside heel hookOklahoma NGO73KGF2021
26667Jacob SandovalWKneebarAmerican Nats70KGR12021
26730Frank RosenthalFrank RosenthalWPts: 0x0, AdvAmerican NGN67KGSF2021
26971David MoslehWPts: 4x2Austin NGO67KGRR2021
26972Orlando CastilloWInside heel hookAustin NGO67KGRR2021
27878Daniel MairaDaniel MairaWToe holdAtlanta SMNG73KGSF2021
27880Rodrigo GortariWOutside heel hookAtlanta SMNG73KGF2021
28240Charles MurdockWInside heel hookNoGi Worlds67KG8F2021
28244Winson RamosWInside heel hookNoGi Worlds67KG4F2021
29027Russell WhiteWTriangle armbarJJ CON70KGR12021
29094Daniel MairaDaniel MairaWEstima lockJJ CON NG73KGSF2021
29487Emilio HernandezEmilio HernandezWChoke from backWorld Champ.70KGR12021
30001Manuel AguilarWInside heel hookAustin WNGO73KGSF2022
30002Andrew AlexanderWToe holdAustin WNGO73KGF2022
30539Dany VegaWOutside heel hookN. Orleans NGO73KGRR2022
30835Cameron AdairWLateral kneebarDallas NGO73KGF2022
31487Mike JohnWInside heel hookADCC WC Trials66KGR12022
31502Eric CeballosWInside heel hookADCC WC Trials66KGR22022
32644Yue GohWToe holdDenver Open76KGR12022
32690Alexander LeWShort chokeDenver NGO73KGSF2022
32691Murilo LinharesWOutside heel hookDenver NGO73KGF2022
33738Carlos MejiaWKatagatameAustin SMNGO73KG4F2022
36220Heath HenryWRNCSub-Hunter Pro73KGSPF2022
43388Augusto RebeloWKatagatameNoGi Pan67KGR12023
43389Rodrigo GoncalesWKneebarNoGi Pan67KG4F2023
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