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Darragh O’Conaill is an Irish born Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt under Saulo and Alexandre Ribeiro, being also one of the top middleweights in the European grappling circuit. One of the original competitors in the famous ‘Lloyd Irvin BJJ Kumite’ tournament (2013), O’Conaill is also an EBI veteran as well as an American and European No-Gi champion, additionally to him running the East Coast Jiu-Jitsu Academy, one of the most successful jiu-jitsu gyms in Dublin – Ireland.

Darragh O’Conaill Jiu Jitsu

Full Name: Darragh O’Conaill

Nickname: n/a

Lineage: Mitsuyo Maeda > Carlos Gracie > Helio Gracie > Royler Gracie > Saulo Ribeiro > (Alexandre Ribeiro >) Darragh O’Conaill

Main Achievement:

  • European No-Gi Open Champion (2018)
  • London Open Champion (2014)
  • Finnish No-Gi Open Champion (2016)
  • London Fall Open Champion (2016)
  • London Open No-Gi Champion (2014)
  • American National No-Gi Champion (2015)
  • European No-Gi Open Championship Runner-up (2017)
  • Rome Open Championship Runner-up (2015)
  • American National Championship Runner-up (2015)
  • European No-Gi Open Championship 3rd Place (2015)

Main Achievement (Colored Belts):

  • European No-Gi Open Champion (2012/2013 brown)
  • London Open Champion (2011/2012/2013 brown)
  • London Open No-Gi Champion (2013 brown)
  • Rome Open Champion (2013 brown)
  • European No-Gi Open Championship Runner-up (2014 brown)
  • London Open Championship Runner-up (2012 brown absolute)
  • European No-Gi Open Championship 3rd Place (2013 brown)
  • European Open Championship 3rd Place (2012/2013 brown)
  • Pan American Championship 3rd Place (2013 brown)

Favorite Position/Technique: Baseball bat choke

Weight Division: Peso Médio (82kg/181lbs)

Team/Association: East Coast Jiu-Jitsu

Darragh O’Conaill Biography

Darragh O’Conaill was born on June 23, 1987 in Dublin – Ireland, where he grew up.

From the age of 8 up to his 19th birthday, Darragh played rugby, one of the most traditional sports in the British Isles. After 10 years of playing competitively, O’Conaill felt burnt out and decided to quit. He immediately started looking for a different sport to stay active, finding it in jiu-jitsu.

Jiu-jitsu was introduced to Darragh by his physical education teacher, who was also one of O’Conaill’s rugby coaches. This same teacher was a blue belt in BJJ at the time and brought Darragh to his academy, where the Irishman got acquainted with grappling on December 2006.

Darragh’s first jiu-jitsu coach was David Jones – a student of Chris Brennan – former UFC fighter (Next Generation Academy), who awarded O’Conaill’s blue and purple belts.

When Darragh was a purple belt (2010), David Jones (then a brown belt) decided to quit jiu-jitsu, plagued by injuries as he was. In Jones’ disenchantment with the martial art, he asked O’Conaill to take over the 20/25 student class he had led up until then, an offer accepted by O’Conaill mainly because there were no academies nearby for him to train with.

At the time the academy was still affiliated with Next Generation, a school that angled towards the mixed martial arts (MMA) aspect of grappling. O’Conaill was totally devoted to thejiu-jitsuu and sought a more likeminded affiliation, researching extensively for the right team. That Summer Darragh decided to travel to the US West Coast and visit the University of Jiu Jitsu – Xande and Saulo Ribeiro. He loved the environment and the level of coaching there, which led him to join their affiliation – Ribeiro Jiu Jitsu.

Within 6 years Darragh revamped his academy, going from 20 odd students to 200 strong, while adding affiliate schools across Ireland, as well as one in Wales and one in Newcastle – England. An incredible success story in a booming Irish jiu jitsu market.

Darragh OConaill Grappling Record

59 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    30 (51%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    1 (2%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    25 (42%)
  • BY DECISION
    0 (0%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY EBI/OT
    2 (3%)

25 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Darce choke
24
6
#86e620
Baseball bat choke
20
5
#5AD3D1
Guillotine
12
3
#d1212a
North south choke
12
3
#fad11b
RNC
8
2
#f58822
Armbar
8
2
#224aba
Baseball choke
8
2
#ff9124
Triangle
4
1
#bf1f6c
Submission
4
1
25
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
34 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    18 (53%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    5 (15%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    8 (24%)
  • BY DECISION
    2 (6%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY EBI/OT
    1 (3%)

8 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
Kneebar
13
1
#86e620
Heel hook
13
1
#5AD3D1
Choke
13
1
#d1212a
Submission
13
1
#fad11b
Tarikoplata
13
1
#f58822
Cross choke
13
1
#224aba
Triangle
13
1
#ff9124
Wristlock
13
1
8
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Darragh OConaill Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
6516Eduardo RiosEduardo RiosLCross chokeEuropean82KGR12015
6678Gianni GrippoGianni GrippoLPointsSF OpenABS4F2015
6683Josh HingerJosh HingerLTriangleSF Open82KG4F2015
6985Alan FinfouAlan FinfouLPointsRome Open88KGF2015
7062Renato CardosoRenato CardosoLWristlockWorld Pro85KGR12015
7317Josh HingerJosh HingerLEBI/OTEBI 377KGSF2015
7400Luca AnacoretaLuca AnacoretaLPointsWorld Champ.82KGR12015
7574Tanner RiceTanner RiceLPointsAmerican Nat.82KGF2015
7672Jake McKenzieLPointsRio Winter Open82KGR12015
7690C. NegromonteC. NegromonteLPts: 12x0London Open82KGF2015
8767C. NegromonteC. NegromonteLPointsLondon Fall Open82KGF2015
8881C. NegromonteC. NegromonteLPts: 15x0European Open82KGR22016
9229Yago SouzaYago SouzaLPts: 11x0Pan American82KG8F2016
9343Jonathan SatavaJonathan SatavaD---Polaris 382KGSPF2016
9928Lucas LeiteLucas LeiteLPts: 9x2World Champ.82KGR22016
10559P. TepponenLPts: 4x0NoGi Finnish OpenABSSF2016
10666MagomedovLPointsADCC EU Trials77KG4F2016
11893Craig JonesCraig JonesLKneebarEBI 1177KG4F2017
12227Isaque BahienseIsaque BahienseLPts: 0x0, AdvEuropean NoGi79KGF2017
12838Oliver TazaLHeel hookADCC EU Trials77KGF2017
13136Ross NichollsRoss NichollsLPts: 4x2British NoGi Nats79KGF2017
13991Jackson SousaJackson SousaLPts: 2x0London Fall NG.OABSSF2017
16292Claudio CalasansClaudio CalasansLChokeWorld Champ.82KG8F2018
17446Jan StachLSubmissionADCC EU Trials77KG8F2018
18252Jaime CanutoJaime CanutoLPts: 0x0, AdvNoGi Worlds79KGR22018
18498Andris BrunovskisAndris BrunovskisLN/AEuropean Open82KG4F2019
18536Horlando MonteiroHorlando MonteiroLPts: 4x2European OpenABSR22019
18751Yan LucasYan LucasLPts: 0x0, AdvCopa Podio77KGRR2019
18754Ygor RodriguesYgor RodriguesLPts: 0x0, AdvCopa Podio77KGRR2019
18755T. HopstockLTarikoplataCopa Podio77KGRR2019
18757Jhonny LoureiroJhonny LoureiroLPts: 2x0Copa Podio77KGRR2019
19062Michael PerezMichael PerezLReferee DecisionPolaris 985KGSPF2019
19120Igor PaivaIgor PaivaLReferee DecisionPan American82KGR12019
19596Oliver LovellLPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Pro77KG4F2019
19609Diego RamalhoDiego RamalhoLPts: 2x0World Pro77KG3RD2019
6294Nic RubenNic RubenWDarce chokeLondon Open82KGSF2014
6296Luca AnacoretaLuca AnacoretaWPointsLondon Open82KGF2014
6299Sebastian LecoqWN/ALondon NoGi Open79KGSF2014
6300Ilke BulutIlke BulutWNorth south chokeLondon NoGi Open79KGF2014
6303Chris ReganWBaseball bat chokeSub15teenABSSPF2014
6304Maciek KozakWBaseball bat chokeToukon ChallengeABSSPF2014
6309Daniel BertinaWBaseball bat chokeWorld Pro Trials85KGSF2014
6310Jan MichalowskiWPointsWorld Pro Trials85KGF2014
6340Max CamposD---PolarisABSSPF2015
6674Kim TerraKim TerraWN/ASF OpenABSR12015
6982Diego CalvacantiWBaseball bat chokeRome Open88KG4F2015
6983Santeri LiliusWBaseball bat chokeRome Open88KGSF2015
7306Javier VazquezJavier VazquezWEBI/OTEBI 377KGR12015
7313Richie MartinezRichie MartinezWNorth south chokeEBI 377KG4F2015
7551Carlos FerreiraWPointsUS No Gi Nat.79KGSF2015
7552Sean FischerWPointsUS No Gi Nat.79KGF2015
7572Carlos FerreiraWPointsAmerican Nat.82KG4F2015
7573Leo IturraldeWPointsAmerican Nat.82KGSF2015
7689Sebastian LecoqWPointsLondon Open82KGSF2015
7691Esmerlannio NetoWPointsLondon NoGi Open79KGSF2015
7692Luciano RodriguesWPointsLondon NoGi Open79KGF2015
8776Gustavo DantasGustavo DantasWN/AGothenburg OpenABS4F2015
8876Davi RaabWPointsEuropean Open82KGR12016
10555Harto VallimägiWRNCNoGi Finnish OpenABSR12016
10557Riku HapulahtiWTriangleNoGi Finnish OpenABS4F2016
10561Ville HeikkonenWArmbarNoGi Finnish Open79KGSF2016
10563Jaakko HulkkonenWPts: 7x0NoGi Finnish Open79KGF2016
10664Nic RubenNic RubenWPointsADCC EU Trials77KGR12016
10665UnknownWArmbarADCC EU Trials77KGR22016
10679Juliano RochaWDarce chokeLondon NG Open79KGSF2016
10680Arbi MuradovWPointsLondon NG Open79KGF2016
11888Jose LlanasWEBI/OTEBI 1177KGR12017
12224Marco QueirozWDarce chokeEuropean NoGi79KG4F2017
12225Antti MannilaWNorth south chokeEuropean NoGi79KGSF2017
12835Francisco AlcaldeWPts: 5x0ADCC EU Trials77KGR12017
12836Bradley HillWGuillotineADCC EU Trials77KG4F2017
12837B. ŁukaszewiczWPts: 3x0ADCC EU Trials77KGSF2017
13128Mathias RibeiroWPts: 6x4Spanish Nationals82KGF2017
13129Frederico AlmeidaWDarce chokeSpanish NoGi Nats79KGF2017
13130Arthur PucciWPts: 9x2British National82KGSF2017
13131Frederico AlmeidaWPts: 7x2British National82KGF2017
13132Chris DellevagWBaseball chokeBritish NationalABS4F2017
13133Wellington DiasWellington DiasWBaseball chokeBritish NationalABSSF2017
13134Frederico AlmeidaWPts: 2x0British NationalABSF2017
13135Cesar MiyahiraWPts: 2x0British NoGi Nats79KGSF2017
13137Amadu JorgeWRNCBritish NoGi NatsABSSF2017
13138Isaac DullWDQBritish NoGi NatsABSF2017
13983Ali MonfaradiAli MonfaradiWGuillotineLondon Fall NG.O79KGF2017
14425Leonid GatovskiWGuillotineACB JJ 985KGSPF2017
15428Arthur PucciWDarce chokeEuropean NoGi79KG4F2018
15429Eduardo RiosEduardo RiosWPts: 2x0European NoGi79KGSF2018
15430Tuomas YlinampaWDarce chokeEuropean NoGi79KGF2018
16287Ygor DantasWPts: 2x2, AdvWorld Champ.82KGR22018
17440E. OFlannaganWPts: 11x0ADCC EU Trials77KGR22018
18242Ferando CabreraWPts: 2x0NoGi Worlds79KGR12018
18532Martin GobelWSubmissionEuropean OpenABSR12019
19584Kevin CuervoWPointsWorld Pro77KGR12019
19591Jonathan MaflinWPointsWorld Pro77KGR22019
19605Jonathan MaflinWPts: 2x0World Pro77KGRPC2019
19607A. MagomadovWPts: 2x0World Pro77KGRPC2019

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