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
Lineage: Mitsuyo Maeda > Carlos Gracie (Senior) > Hélio Gracie > Rolls Gracie > Romero Cavalcanti (Jacaré) > Rodrigo Medeiros (Comprido) > Scott Huston > Dan Borovic
- 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)
** 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
- BY DQ
10 SUBMISSIONS WINS
- BY DQ
1 SUBMISSION LOSSES
Dan Borovic Fight History
|18657||Murilo SantanaMurilo Santana||L||Pts: 7x2||NoGi Worlds||85KG||4F||2018|
|19504||Murilo SantanaMurilo Santana||L||N/A||Cincinnati Open||88KG||SF||2019|
|19510||Ashur Darmo||L||N/A||Cincinnati Open||ABS||4F||2019|
|20685||Kaynan DuarteKaynan Duarte||L||Pts: 12x0||World Champ.||94KG||R2||2019|
|22499||Kyle BoehmKyle Boehm||L||Outside heel hook||KOTM 7||ABS||4F||2019|
|18646||Gabriel ProcopioGabriel Procopio||W||Triangle||NoGi Worlds||85KG||R1||2018|
|18650||Diogo SampaioDiogo Sampaio||W||Pts: 4x4, Pen||NoGi Worlds||85KG||R2||2018|
|19507||Jonathan Buren||W||RNC||Cincinnati Open||ABS||R1||2019|
|20420||Ronnie Trey||W||Armbar||Atlanta SPO||88KG||F||2019|
|20421||Orlando Andaviza||W||Darce choke||Atlanta SPO||ABS||R1||2019|
|20422||Jovanny Anthony||W||Armbar||Atlanta SPO||ABS||4F||2019|
|20423||Abraao Amorim||W||Armbar||Atlanta SPO||ABS||SF||2019|
|20424||Alex Aparecido||W||Triangle armbar||Atlanta SPO||ABS||F||2019|
|20518||Todd Mueckenheim||W||Armbar||Chicago SPO||94KG||SF||2019|
|20519||Matt LeightonMatt Leighton||W||Pts: 4x2||Chicago SPO||94KG||F||2019|
|20678||Hygor BritoHygor Brito||W||Triangle||World Champ.||94KG||R1||2019|
|22494||Khalif Fadallah||W||Submission||KOTM 7||ABS||R1||2019|
Dan Borovic vs John Gutta (Purple Belt 2014)