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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
Triangle
4
1
#bf1f6c
Submission
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
6560Eduardo RiosEduardo RiosLCross chokeEuropean82KGR12015
6724Gianni GrippoGianni GrippoLPointsSF OpenABS4F2015
6729Josh HingerJosh HingerLTriangleSF Open82KG4F2015
7032Alan FinfouAlan FinfouLPointsRome Open88KGF2015
7109Renato CardosoRenato CardosoLWristlockWorld Pro85KGR12015
7364Josh HingerJosh HingerLEBI/OTEBI 377KGSF2015
7447Luca AnacoretaLuca AnacoretaLPointsWorld Champ.82KGR12015
7621Tanner RiceTanner RiceLPointsAmerican Nat.82KGF2015
7719Jake McKenzieLPointsRio Winter Open82KGR12015
7737C. NegromonteC. NegromonteLPts: 12x0London Open82KGF2015
8818C. NegromonteC. NegromonteLPointsLondon FO82KGF2015
8938C. NegromonteC. NegromonteLPts: 15x0European Open82KGR22016
9288Yago SouzaYago SouzaLPts: 11x0Pan American82KG8F2016
9402Jonathan SatavaJonathan SatavaD---Polaris 382KGSPF2016
9993Lucas LeiteLucas LeiteLPts: 9x2World Champ.82KGR22016
10629P. TepponenLPts: 4x0NoGi Finnish OpenABSSF2016
10736MagomedovLPointsADCC EU Trials77KG4F2016
12010Craig JonesCraig JonesLKneebarEBI 1177KG4F2017
12348Isaque BahienseIsaque BahienseLPts: 0x0, AdvEuropean NoGi79KGF2017
12972Oliver TazaOliver TazaLInside heel hookADCC EU Trials77KGF2017
13274Ross NichollsRoss NichollsLPts: 4x2British NoGi Nats79KGF2017
14147Jackson SousaJackson SousaLPts: 2x0London FNGOABSSF2017
16537Claudio CalasansClaudio CalasansLChokeWorld Champ.82KG8F2018
17752Jan StachLSubmissionADCC EU Trials77KG8F2018
18619Jaime CanutoJaime CanutoLPts: 0x0, AdvNoGi Worlds79KGR22018
18896Andris BrunovskisAndris BrunovskisLN/AEuropean Open82KG4F2019
18934Horlando MonteiroHorlando MonteiroLPts: 4x2European OpenABSR22019
19185Yan LucasYan LucasLPts: 0x0, AdvCopa Podio77KGRR2019
19188Ygor RodriguesYgor RodriguesLPts: 0x0, AdvCopa Podio77KGRR2019
19189Tarik HopstockTarik HopstockLTarikoplataCopa Podio77KGRR2019
19191Jhonny LoureiroJhonny LoureiroLPts: 2x0Copa Podio77KGRR2019
19524Michael PerezMichael PerezLReferee DecisionPolaris 985KGSPF2019
19588Igor PaivaIgor PaivaLReferee DecisionPan American82KGR12019
20084Oliver LovellLPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Pro77KG4F2019
20097Diego RamalhoDiego RamalhoLPts: 2x0World Pro77KG3RD2019
24039Santeri LiliusSanteri LiliusD---Polaris SquadsABSRR2020
25337Sergio LopesLPts: 0x0, AdvRio Open NG79KGSF2021
27118Nathan OrchardD---Polaris SquadsABSRR2021
27130Geo MartinezGeo MartinezD---Polaris SquadsABSRR2021
6339Nic RubenNic RubenWDarce chokeLondon Open82KGSF2014
6341Luca AnacoretaLuca AnacoretaWPointsLondon Open82KGF2014
6344Sebastian LecoqWN/ALondon NoGi Open79KGSF2014
6345Ilke BulutIlke BulutWNorth south chokeLondon NoGi Open79KGF2014
6348Chris ReganWBaseball bat chokeSub15teenABSSPF2014
6349Maciek KozakWBaseball bat chokeToukon ChallengeABSSPF2014
6354Daniel BertinaWBaseball bat chokeWorld Pro Trials85KGSF2014
6355Jan MichalowskiWPointsWorld Pro Trials85KGF2014
6385Max CamposD---PolarisABSSPF2015
6720Kim TerraKim TerraWN/ASF OpenABSR12015
7028Diego CalvacantiWBaseball bat chokeRome Open88KG4F2015
7030Santeri LiliusSanteri LiliusWBaseball bat chokeRome Open88KGSF2015
7353Javier VazquezJavier VazquezWEBI/OTEBI 377KGR12015
7360Richie MartinezRichie MartinezWNorth south chokeEBI 377KG4F2015
7598Carlos FerreiraWPointsUS No Gi Nat.79KGSF2015
7599Sean FischerWPointsUS No Gi Nat.79KGF2015
7619Carlos FerreiraWPointsAmerican Nat.82KG4F2015
7620Leo IturraldeWPointsAmerican Nat.82KGSF2015
7736Sebastian LecoqWPointsLondon Open82KGSF2015
7738Esmerlannio NetoWPointsLondon NoGi Open79KGSF2015
7739Luciano RodriguesWPointsLondon NoGi Open79KGF2015
8830Gustavo DantasGustavo DantasWN/AGothenburg OpenABS4F2015
8933Davi RaabWPointsEuropean Open82KGR12016
10625Harto VallimägiWRNCNoGi Finnish OpenABSR12016
10627Riku HapulahtiWTriangleNoGi Finnish OpenABS4F2016
10631Ville HeikkonenWArmbarNoGi Finnish Open79KGSF2016
10633Jaakko HulkkonenWPts: 7x0NoGi Finnish Open79KGF2016
10734Nic RubenNic RubenWPointsADCC EU Trials77KGR12016
10735UnknownWArmbarADCC EU Trials77KGR22016
10750Juliano RochaWDarce chokeLondon NG Open79KGSF2016
10751Arbi MuradovWPointsLondon NG Open79KGF2016
12005Jose LlanasWEBI/OTEBI 1177KGR12017
12345Marco QueirozWDarce chokeEuropean NoGi79KG4F2017
12346Antti MannilaWNorth south chokeEuropean NoGi79KGSF2017
12967Francisco AlcaldeWPts: 5x0ADCC EU Trials77KGR12017
12969Bradley HillWGuillotineADCC EU Trials77KG4F2017
12970B. ŁukaszewiczWPts: 3x0ADCC EU Trials77KGSF2017
13265Mathias RibeiroWPts: 6x4Spanish Nationals82KGF2017
13266Frederico AlmeidaWDarce chokeSpanish NoGi Nats79KGF2017
13267Arthur PucciWPts: 9x2British National82KGSF2017
13268Frederico AlmeidaWPts: 7x2British National82KGF2017
13270Chris DellevagWBaseball chokeBritish NationalABS4F2017
13271Wellington DiasWellington DiasWBaseball chokeBritish NationalABSSF2017
13272Frederico AlmeidaWPts: 2x0British NationalABSF2017
13273Cesar MiyahiraWPts: 2x0British NoGi Nats79KGSF2017
13275Amadu JorgeWRNCBritish NoGi NatsABSSF2017
13276Isaac DullWDQBritish NoGi NatsABSF2017
14139Ali MonfaradiAli MonfaradiWGuillotineLondon FNGO79KGF2017
14597Leonid GatovskiWGuillotineACB JJ 985KGSPF2017
15656Arthur PucciWDarce chokeEuropean NoGi79KG4F2018
15657Eduardo RiosEduardo RiosWPts: 2x0European NoGi79KGSF2018
15658Tuomas YlinampaWDarce chokeEuropean NoGi79KGF2018
16532Ygor DantasWPts: 2x2, AdvWorld Champ.82KGR22018
17746E. OFlannaganWPts: 11x0ADCC EU Trials77KGR22018
18609Ferando CabreraWPts: 2x0NoGi Worlds79KGR12018
18930Martin GobelWSubmissionEuropean OpenABSR12019
20072Kevin CuervoWPointsWorld Pro77KGR12019
20079Jonathan MaflinWPointsWorld Pro77KGR22019
20093Jonathan MaflinWPts: 2x0World Pro77KGRPC2019
20095A. MagomadovWPts: 2x0World Pro77KGRPC2019
24033Tarik HopstockTarik HopstockD---Polaris SquadsABSRR2020
25333Marlon FerreiraWGuillotineRio Open NG79KG4F2021
25345Sergio LopesWPts: 2x2, AdvRio Open NGABSR12021

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