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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

61 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    30 (49%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    2 (3%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    26 (43%)
  • BY DECISION
    0 (0%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY EBI/OT
    2 (3%)

26 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Darce choke
23
6
#86e620
Baseball bat choke
19
5
#5AD3D1
Guillotine
15
4
#d1212a
North south choke
12
3
#fad11b
RNC
8
2
#f58822
Armbar
8
2
#224aba
Baseball choke
8
2
#ff9124
Submission
4
1
#bf1f6c
Triangle
4
1
26
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
35 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    18 (51%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    6 (17%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    8 (23%)
  • BY DECISION
    2 (6%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY EBI/OT
    1 (3%)

8 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

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

Darragh OConaill Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
6541Eduardo RiosEduardo RiosLCross chokeEuropean82KGR12015
6705Gianni GrippoGianni GrippoLPointsSF OpenABS4F2015
6710Josh HingerJosh HingerLTriangleSF Open82KG4F2015
7013Alan FinfouAlan FinfouLPointsRome Open88KGF2015
7090Renato CardosoRenato CardosoLWristlockWorld Pro85KGR12015
7345Josh HingerJosh HingerLEBI/OTEBI 377KGSF2015
7428Luca AnacoretaLuca AnacoretaLPointsWorld Champ.82KGR12015
7602Tanner RiceTanner RiceLPointsAmerican Nat.82KGF2015
7700Jake McKenzieLPointsRio Winter Open82KGR12015
7718C. NegromonteC. NegromonteLPts: 12x0London Open82KGF2015
8799C. NegromonteC. NegromonteLPointsLondon Fall Open82KGF2015
8919C. NegromonteC. NegromonteLPts: 15x0European Open82KGR22016
9269Yago SouzaYago SouzaLPts: 11x0Pan American82KG8F2016
9383Jonathan SatavaJonathan SatavaD---Polaris 382KGSPF2016
9974Lucas LeiteLucas LeiteLPts: 9x2World Champ.82KGR22016
10610P. TepponenLPts: 4x0NoGi Finnish OpenABSSF2016
10717MagomedovLPointsADCC EU Trials77KG4F2016
11986Craig JonesCraig JonesLKneebarEBI 1177KG4F2017
12324Isaque BahienseIsaque BahienseLPts: 0x0, AdvEuropean NoGi79KGF2017
12948Oliver TazaOliver TazaLInside heel hookADCC EU Trials77KGF2017
13250Ross NichollsRoss NichollsLPts: 4x2British NoGi Nats79KGF2017
14118Jackson SousaJackson SousaLPts: 2x0London Fall NG.OABSSF2017
16487Claudio CalasansClaudio CalasansLChokeWorld Champ.82KG8F2018
17694Jan StachLSubmissionADCC EU Trials77KG8F2018
18539Jaime CanutoJaime CanutoLPts: 0x0, AdvNoGi Worlds79KGR22018
18816Andris BrunovskisAndris BrunovskisLN/AEuropean Open82KG4F2019
18854Horlando MonteiroHorlando MonteiroLPts: 4x2European OpenABSR22019
19089Yan LucasYan LucasLPts: 0x0, AdvCopa Podio77KGRR2019
19092Ygor RodriguesYgor RodriguesLPts: 0x0, AdvCopa Podio77KGRR2019
19093T. HopstockLTarikoplataCopa Podio77KGRR2019
19095Jhonny LoureiroJhonny LoureiroLPts: 2x0Copa Podio77KGRR2019
19422Michael PerezMichael PerezLReferee DecisionPolaris 985KGSPF2019
19486Igor PaivaIgor PaivaLReferee DecisionPan American82KGR12019
19975Oliver LovellLPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Pro77KG4F2019
19988Diego RamalhoDiego RamalhoLPts: 2x0World Pro77KG3RD2019
23842Santeri LiliusSanteri LiliusD---Polaris SquadsABSRR2020
25084Sergio LopesLPts: 0x0, AdvRio Open NG79KGSF2021
6320Nic RubenNic RubenWDarce chokeLondon Open82KGSF2014
6322Luca AnacoretaLuca AnacoretaWPointsLondon Open82KGF2014
6325Sebastian LecoqWN/ALondon NoGi Open79KGSF2014
6326Ilke BulutIlke BulutWNorth south chokeLondon NoGi Open79KGF2014
6329Chris ReganWBaseball bat chokeSub15teenABSSPF2014
6330Maciek KozakWBaseball bat chokeToukon ChallengeABSSPF2014
6335Daniel BertinaWBaseball bat chokeWorld Pro Trials85KGSF2014
6336Jan MichalowskiWPointsWorld Pro Trials85KGF2014
6366Max CamposD---PolarisABSSPF2015
6701Kim TerraKim TerraWN/ASF OpenABSR12015
7009Diego CalvacantiWBaseball bat chokeRome Open88KG4F2015
7011Santeri LiliusSanteri LiliusWBaseball bat chokeRome Open88KGSF2015
7334Javier VazquezJavier VazquezWEBI/OTEBI 377KGR12015
7341Richie MartinezRichie MartinezWNorth south chokeEBI 377KG4F2015
7579Carlos FerreiraWPointsUS No Gi Nat.79KGSF2015
7580Sean FischerWPointsUS No Gi Nat.79KGF2015
7600Carlos FerreiraWPointsAmerican Nat.82KG4F2015
7601Leo IturraldeWPointsAmerican Nat.82KGSF2015
7717Sebastian LecoqWPointsLondon Open82KGSF2015
7719Esmerlannio NetoWPointsLondon NoGi Open79KGSF2015
7720Luciano RodriguesWPointsLondon NoGi Open79KGF2015
8811Gustavo DantasGustavo DantasWN/AGothenburg OpenABS4F2015
8914Davi RaabWPointsEuropean Open82KGR12016
10606Harto VallimägiWRNCNoGi Finnish OpenABSR12016
10608Riku HapulahtiWTriangleNoGi Finnish OpenABS4F2016
10612Ville HeikkonenWArmbarNoGi Finnish Open79KGSF2016
10614Jaakko HulkkonenWPts: 7x0NoGi Finnish Open79KGF2016
10715Nic RubenNic RubenWPointsADCC EU Trials77KGR12016
10716UnknownWArmbarADCC EU Trials77KGR22016
10731Juliano RochaWDarce chokeLondon NG Open79KGSF2016
10732Arbi MuradovWPointsLondon NG Open79KGF2016
11981Jose LlanasWEBI/OTEBI 1177KGR12017
12321Marco QueirozWDarce chokeEuropean NoGi79KG4F2017
12322Antti MannilaWNorth south chokeEuropean NoGi79KGSF2017
12943Francisco AlcaldeWPts: 5x0ADCC EU Trials77KGR12017
12945Bradley HillWGuillotineADCC EU Trials77KG4F2017
12946B. ŁukaszewiczWPts: 3x0ADCC EU Trials77KGSF2017
13241Mathias RibeiroWPts: 6x4Spanish Nationals82KGF2017
13242Frederico AlmeidaWDarce chokeSpanish NoGi Nats79KGF2017
13243Arthur PucciWPts: 9x2British National82KGSF2017
13244Frederico AlmeidaWPts: 7x2British National82KGF2017
13246Chris DellevagWBaseball chokeBritish NationalABS4F2017
13247Wellington DiasWellington DiasWBaseball chokeBritish NationalABSSF2017
13248Frederico AlmeidaWPts: 2x0British NationalABSF2017
13249Cesar MiyahiraWPts: 2x0British NoGi Nats79KGSF2017
13251Amadu JorgeWRNCBritish NoGi NatsABSSF2017
13252Isaac DullWDQBritish NoGi NatsABSF2017
14110Ali MonfaradiAli MonfaradiWGuillotineLondon Fall NG.O79KGF2017
14565Leonid GatovskiWGuillotineACB JJ 985KGSPF2017
15608Arthur PucciWDarce chokeEuropean NoGi79KG4F2018
15609Eduardo RiosEduardo RiosWPts: 2x0European NoGi79KGSF2018
15610Tuomas YlinampaWDarce chokeEuropean NoGi79KGF2018
16482Ygor DantasWPts: 2x2, AdvWorld Champ.82KGR22018
17688E. OFlannaganWPts: 11x0ADCC EU Trials77KGR22018
18529Ferando CabreraWPts: 2x0NoGi Worlds79KGR12018
18850Martin GobelWSubmissionEuropean OpenABSR12019
19963Kevin CuervoWPointsWorld Pro77KGR12019
19970Jonathan MaflinWPointsWorld Pro77KGR22019
19984Jonathan MaflinWPts: 2x0World Pro77KGRPC2019
19986A. MagomadovWPts: 2x0World Pro77KGRPC2019
23837T. HopstockD---Polaris SquadsABSRR2020
25080Marlon FerreiraWGuillotineRio Open NG79KG4F2021
25092Sergio LopesWPts: 2x2, AdvRio Open NGABSR12021

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