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Dan Borovic

Dan Borovic

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Danilo Borovic, commonly referenced as Dan Borovic, is a Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt of Serbian descent, who earned his rank while training under Scott Huston and worked extensively with Rodrigo ‘Comprido’ Medeiros while climbing the ranks of the sport. Already regarded as a hot prospect for BJJ as a brown belt, Borovic’s status was showcased to a wider audience on March 2017, after a fantastic performance at the 11th edition of the Eddie Bravo Invitational (EBI 11). Dan Borovic is also known for his work as a grappling coach of former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) lightweight champion Anthony ‘Showtime’ Pettis.

Dan Borovic Jiu Jitsu

Full Name: Danilo Borovic

Nickname: N/A

Lineage: Mitsuyo Maeda > Carlos Gracie (Senior) > Hélio Gracie > Rolls Gracie > Romero Cavalcanti (Jacaré) > Rodrigo Medeiros (Comprido) > Scott Huston > Dan Borovic

Main Achievements:

  • 1st Place IBJJF Chicago Spring Open (2019)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Atlanta Spring Open (2019**)

Main Achievements (Colored Belts):

  • 1st Place IBJJF World Championship No-Gi (2014 purple)
  • 1st Place Metamoris Challenger Champion (2015)
  • 1st Place UAEJJF USA National Pro (2016** brown)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF World Championship (2013 blue, 2014/2015 purple)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF World Championship No-Gi (2014* purple)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF Pan Championship (2016 brown)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF World Championship No-Gi (2013* blue)

* Absolute
** Weight and absolute

Favorite Position/Technique: Triangle, Armbar, RNC

Weight Division: Meio Pesado (88,30 kg / 195.0 lbs)

Team/Association: 360 BJJ

Dan Borovic Biography

Dan Borovic was born on April 23, 1992, in Knin, a small city in the Šibenik-Knin County of Serbia, moving to the United States when he was 7 years old, where Dan spent his formative years.

Connected with sports from an early age, Borovic started competing during elementary school in taekwondo (TKD) and swimming, activities he carried out for many years, up until his senior year of high school, when he started learning Brazilian jiu-jitsu.

At the age of 18 (2010), and one month away from his black belt test in TKD, Borovic discovered jiu-jitsu and quit the Korean striking art almost immediately, one he had practiced since second grade. Dan’s training in BJJ was somewhat hectic early on, as he did not stop in one particular gym for long, his first ‘full-time’ coach, however, was Mike Contrares.

Scott Huston of 3 Sixty Jiu-Jitsu (360 BJJ) would later become Borovic’s coach and an important figure in Dan’s development as a grappler. Huston awarded Dan his purple and black belts, with the legendary Rodrigo ‘Comprido’ (Huston’s own instructor), awarding Dan the brown belt.

On March 26, 2018, Borovic was promoted to black belt by coach Scott Huston, 8 years into his grappling training.

Dan Borovic Grappling Record

11 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    1 (9%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    0 (0%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    9 (82%)
  • BY DECISION
    0 (0%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    1 (9%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

9 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Armbar
44
4
#86e620
Triangle
22
2
#5AD3D1
RNC
11
1
#d1212a
Darce choke
11
1
#fad11b
Triangle armbar
11
1
9
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
4 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    4 (100%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    0 (0%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    0 (0%)
  • BY DECISION
    0 (0%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

0 SUBMISSION LOSSES

Dan Borovic Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
18287Murilo SantanaMurilo SantanaLPts: 7x2NoGi Worlds85KG4F2018
19056Murilo SantanaMurilo SantanaLN/ACincinnati Open88KGSF2019
19061Ashur DarmoLN/ACincinnati OpenABS4F2019
20180Kaynan DuarteKaynan DuarteLPts: 12x0World Champ.94KGR22019
18276Gabriel ProcopioWTriangleNoGi Worlds85KGR12018
18280Diogo SampaioDiogo SampaioWPts: 4x4, PenNoGi Worlds85KGR22018
19058Jonathan BurenWRNCCincinnati OpenABSR12019
19928Ronnie TreyWArmbarAtlanta Spring Open88KGF2019
19929Orlando AndavizaWDarce chokeAtlanta Spring OpenABSR12019
19930Jovanny AnthonyWArmbarAtlanta Spring OpenABS4F2019
19931Abraao AmorimWArmbarAtlanta Spring OpenABSSF2019
19932Alex AparecidoWTriangle armbarAtlanta Spring OpenABSF2019
20025Todd MueckenheimWArmbarChicago Sp. Open94KGSF2019
20026Matt LeightonMatt LeightonWPts: 4x2Chicago Sp. Open94KGF2019
20173Hygor BritoHygor BritoWTriangleWorld Champ.94KGR12019

Dan Borovic vs John Gutta (Purple Belt 2014)

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