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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
North south choke
12
3
#d1212a
Guillotine
12
3
#fad11b
Baseball choke
8
2
#f58822
RNC
8
2
#224aba
Armbar
8
2
#ff9124
Submission
4
1
#bf1f6c
Triangle
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
Tarikoplata
13
1
#86e620
Cross choke
13
1
#5AD3D1
Triangle
13
1
#d1212a
Wristlock
13
1
#fad11b
Kneebar
13
1
#f58822
Heel hook
13
1
#224aba
Choke
13
1
#ff9124
Submission
13
1
8
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Darragh OConaill Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
6540Eduardo RiosEduardo RiosLCross chokeEuropean82KGR12015
6702Gianni GrippoGianni GrippoLPointsSF OpenABS4F2015
6707Josh HingerJosh HingerLTriangleSF Open82KG4F2015
7010Alan FinfouAlan FinfouLPointsRome Open88KGF2015
7087Renato CardosoRenato CardosoLWristlockWorld Pro85KGR12015
7342Josh HingerJosh HingerLEBI/OTEBI 377KGSF2015
7425Luca AnacoretaLuca AnacoretaLPointsWorld Champ.82KGR12015
7599Tanner RiceTanner RiceLPointsAmerican Nat.82KGF2015
7697Jake McKenzieLPointsRio Winter Open82KGR12015
7715C. NegromonteC. NegromonteLPts: 12x0London Open82KGF2015
8796C. NegromonteC. NegromonteLPointsLondon Fall Open82KGF2015
8916C. NegromonteC. NegromonteLPts: 15x0European Open82KGR22016
9264Yago SouzaYago SouzaLPts: 11x0Pan American82KG8F2016
9378Jonathan SatavaJonathan SatavaD---Polaris 382KGSPF2016
9966Lucas LeiteLucas LeiteLPts: 9x2World Champ.82KGR22016
10602P. TepponenLPts: 4x0NoGi Finnish OpenABSSF2016
10709MagomedovLPointsADCC EU Trials77KG4F2016
11959Craig JonesCraig JonesLKneebarEBI 1177KG4F2017
12297Isaque BahienseIsaque BahienseLPts: 0x0, AdvEuropean NoGi79KGF2017
12918O. TazaLHeel hookADCC EU Trials77KGF2017
13219Ross NichollsRoss NichollsLPts: 4x2British NoGi Nats79KGF2017
14080Jackson SousaJackson SousaLPts: 2x0London Fall NG.OABSSF2017
16443Claudio CalasansClaudio CalasansLChokeWorld Champ.82KG8F2018
17629Jan StachLSubmissionADCC EU Trials77KG8F2018
18466Jaime CanutoJaime CanutoLPts: 0x0, AdvNoGi Worlds79KGR22018
18740Andris BrunovskisAndris BrunovskisLN/AEuropean Open82KG4F2019
18778Horlando MonteiroHorlando MonteiroLPts: 4x2European OpenABSR22019
19008Yan LucasYan LucasLPts: 0x0, AdvCopa Podio77KGRR2019
19011Ygor RodriguesYgor RodriguesLPts: 0x0, AdvCopa Podio77KGRR2019
19012T. HopstockLTarikoplataCopa Podio77KGRR2019
19014Jhonny LoureiroJhonny LoureiroLPts: 2x0Copa Podio77KGRR2019
19330Michael PerezMichael PerezLReferee DecisionPolaris 985KGSPF2019
19393Igor PaivaIgor PaivaLReferee DecisionPan American82KGR12019
19880Oliver LovellLPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Pro77KG4F2019
19893Diego RamalhoDiego RamalhoLPts: 2x0World Pro77KG3RD2019
6318Nic RubenNic RubenWDarce chokeLondon Open82KGSF2014
6320Luca AnacoretaLuca AnacoretaWPointsLondon Open82KGF2014
6323Sebastian LecoqWN/ALondon NoGi Open79KGSF2014
6324Ilke BulutIlke BulutWNorth south chokeLondon NoGi Open79KGF2014
6327Chris ReganWBaseball bat chokeSub15teenABSSPF2014
6328Maciek KozakWBaseball bat chokeToukon ChallengeABSSPF2014
6333Daniel BertinaWBaseball bat chokeWorld Pro Trials85KGSF2014
6334Jan MichalowskiWPointsWorld Pro Trials85KGF2014
6364Max CamposD---PolarisABSSPF2015
6698Kim TerraKim TerraWN/ASF OpenABSR12015
7006Diego CalvacantiWBaseball bat chokeRome Open88KG4F2015
7008Santeri LiliusSanteri LiliusWBaseball bat chokeRome Open88KGSF2015
7331Javier VazquezJavier VazquezWEBI/OTEBI 377KGR12015
7338Richie MartinezRichie MartinezWNorth south chokeEBI 377KG4F2015
7576Carlos FerreiraWPointsUS No Gi Nat.79KGSF2015
7577Sean FischerWPointsUS No Gi Nat.79KGF2015
7597Carlos FerreiraWPointsAmerican Nat.82KG4F2015
7598Leo IturraldeWPointsAmerican Nat.82KGSF2015
7714Sebastian LecoqWPointsLondon Open82KGSF2015
7716Esmerlannio NetoWPointsLondon NoGi Open79KGSF2015
7717Luciano RodriguesWPointsLondon NoGi Open79KGF2015
8808Gustavo DantasGustavo DantasWN/AGothenburg OpenABS4F2015
8911Davi RaabWPointsEuropean Open82KGR12016
10598Harto VallimägiWRNCNoGi Finnish OpenABSR12016
10600Riku HapulahtiWTriangleNoGi Finnish OpenABS4F2016
10604Ville HeikkonenWArmbarNoGi Finnish Open79KGSF2016
10606Jaakko HulkkonenWPts: 7x0NoGi Finnish Open79KGF2016
10707Nic RubenNic RubenWPointsADCC EU Trials77KGR12016
10708UnknownWArmbarADCC EU Trials77KGR22016
10723Juliano RochaWDarce chokeLondon NG Open79KGSF2016
10724Arbi MuradovWPointsLondon NG Open79KGF2016
11954Jose LlanasWEBI/OTEBI 1177KGR12017
12294Marco QueirozWDarce chokeEuropean NoGi79KG4F2017
12295Antti MannilaWNorth south chokeEuropean NoGi79KGSF2017
12915Francisco AlcaldeWPts: 5x0ADCC EU Trials77KGR12017
12916Bradley HillWGuillotineADCC EU Trials77KG4F2017
12917B. ŁukaszewiczWPts: 3x0ADCC EU Trials77KGSF2017
13211Mathias RibeiroWPts: 6x4Spanish Nationals82KGF2017
13212Frederico AlmeidaWDarce chokeSpanish NoGi Nats79KGF2017
13213Arthur PucciWPts: 9x2British National82KGSF2017
13214Frederico AlmeidaWPts: 7x2British National82KGF2017
13215Chris DellevagWBaseball chokeBritish NationalABS4F2017
13216Wellington DiasWellington DiasWBaseball chokeBritish NationalABSSF2017
13217Frederico AlmeidaWPts: 2x0British NationalABSF2017
13218Cesar MiyahiraWPts: 2x0British NoGi Nats79KGSF2017
13220Amadu JorgeWRNCBritish NoGi NatsABSSF2017
13221Isaac DullWDQBritish NoGi NatsABSF2017
14072Ali MonfaradiAli MonfaradiWGuillotineLondon Fall NG.O79KGF2017
14525Leonid GatovskiWGuillotineACB JJ 985KGSPF2017
15567Arthur PucciWDarce chokeEuropean NoGi79KG4F2018
15568Eduardo RiosEduardo RiosWPts: 2x0European NoGi79KGSF2018
15569Tuomas YlinampaWDarce chokeEuropean NoGi79KGF2018
16438Ygor DantasWPts: 2x2, AdvWorld Champ.82KGR22018
17623E. OFlannaganWPts: 11x0ADCC EU Trials77KGR22018
18456Ferando CabreraWPts: 2x0NoGi Worlds79KGR12018
18774Martin GobelWSubmissionEuropean OpenABSR12019
19868Kevin CuervoWPointsWorld Pro77KGR12019
19875Jonathan MaflinWPointsWorld Pro77KGR22019
19889Jonathan MaflinWPts: 2x0World Pro77KGRPC2019
19891A. MagomadovWPts: 2x0World Pro77KGRPC2019

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