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Diego Borges

Diego Borges

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Diego Borges is a Brazilian jiu jitsu black belt under José Augusto Gato, being widely regarded as one of the top grappling competitors his generation, having conquered important medals in the sport, including in the Brazilian National Championship, Copa Podio, World Championships, etc., having defeated big names of the sport such as Claudio Calasans, Clark Gracie, Dillon Danis, to name a few.

Diego Borges Jiu Jitsu

Full Name: Diego Borges Silva

Nickname: n/a

Lineage: Mitsuyo Maeda > Carlos Gracie sr > Reyson Gracie > Osvaldo Alves > José Augusto > Diego Borges

Main Achievements:

  • IBJJF World Champion (2004/2005/2006 blue junior)
  • CBJJ Brazilian National Champion (2010/2011 brown)
  • Copa Podio Runner-up (2013)
  • IBJJF World Championship Runner-up (2011)
  • CBJJ Brazilian National Runner-up (2014)
  • Copa Podio 3rd Place (2016/2017)
  • CBJJ Brazilian National Championship 3rd Place (2007 purple)

Favorite Position/Technique: Bow and arrow

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

Team/Association: Zenith BJJ

Diego Borges Biography

Diego Borges was born on January 15, 1990 in Manaus – Brazil.

Borges started his martial arts training at the age of 11, through capoeira, changing his focus to jiu jitsu when he was 14 years old, influenced by his older cousins who had just started training themselves at José Augusto Gato’s academy in Manaus.

Within 7 months Borges was promoted to blue belt, competing at the 2004 World Jiu Jitsu Championship in the juvenile division, a tournament he won decisively. By the age of 16 Diego had already earned 3 world titles and was being looked at as the future of the sport’s lightweight division.

After the success at a world stage, Diego’s family moved to Boa Vista in the state of Roraima where Borges joined the academy led by the Trindade family. While training with the Trindade brothers, Diego remained in close contact with his instructor José Augusto Gato – who awarded him all belts, including his black belt in 2011 (3 days before the World Pro Cup Trials in Manaus). Later that year Carlos Holanda convinced Diego to join the Checkmat Academy, as means to have a stronger support when competing outside Roraima and Manaus.

In 2013 Diego Borges spent some time in Bulgaria, training with the country’s national wrestling squad. Working on improving his no-gi takedowns while also teaching the Brazilian style in the Eastern European country, the opportunity arose after an (unsanctioned) mixed martial arts fight, Diego took against Vladislav Kanchev in Bulgaria, a fight that ended in a draw.

After Rodrigo Cavaca and Robert Drysdale founded the Zenith Jiu Jitsu academy in 2013, Diego Borges decided to follow the duo and join the world wide grappling association.

Banner picture taken from Copa Podio’s Facebook Page.

Diego Borges Grappling Record

35 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    19 (54%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    5 (14%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    8 (23%)
  • BY DECISION
    1 (3%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    1 (3%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

8 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Bow and arrow
50
4
#86e620
Choke
25
2
#5AD3D1
Armbar
13
1
#d1212a
Submission
13
1
8
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
15 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    6 (40%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    5 (33%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    3 (20%)
  • BY DECISION
    1 (7%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

3 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
Inverted triangle
33
1
#86e620
Omoplata
33
1
#5AD3D1
Botinha
33
1
3
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Diego Borges Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
4047Victor EstimaVictor EstimaLInverted triangleWorld Champ.82KG4F2012
4666Clark GracieClark GracieLOmoplataCopa Podio82KGSPF2013
4832Leandro LoLeandro LoLAdvCopa Podio76KGGP2013
4852Leandro LoLeandro LoLAdvCopa Podio76KGF2013
5520Claudio MattosClaudio MattosLReferee DecisionBrasileiro82KGF2014
8811Nelton PontesNelton PontesLPts: 2x0Zurich OpenABS4F2016
8838Lucas LepriLucas LepriLPts: 0x0, AdvCopa Podio77KGSF2016
10100Erberth SantosErberth SantosLBotinhaCopa Podio86KGGP2016
10114Leandro LoLeandro LoLPts: 2x0Copa Podio86KGSF2016
10692Rodrigo CavacaRodrigo CavacaD---Copa Podio105KGRR2016
10700Nelton PontesNelton PontesLPts: 2x0Copa Podio105KGRR2016
10708Alexander TransAlexander TransLPts: 6x0Copa Podio105KGRR2016
11775Espen M.LPts: 2x0Copa Podio77KGRR2017
11787Isaque BahienseIsaque BahienseLPts: 2x0Copa Podio77KGSF2017
12477C. NegromonteC. NegromonteLPts: 2x2, AdvWP BR Qualifier85KG4F2017
16919Guilherme CordiviolaGuilherme CordiviolaLPts: 0x0, AdvTeam NationalsO76KGF2018
2840Vitor HugoWPts: 2x2, AdvWorld Pro Trials83KGSF2011
2841Claudio CalasansClaudio CalasansWPts: 4x2World Pro Trials83KGF2011
3436Juarez HarlesWBow and arrowAmazon Meeting82KGSPF2011
4013Vagner RochaVagner RochaWPointsWorld Champ.82KGR12012
4035Murilo SantanaMurilo SantanaWPts: 6x2World Champ.82KGR22012
4376Victor PinaWBow and arrowManaus Pro Trials85KGSF2013
4380Rodrigo ReisWArmbarCopa PodioABSSPF2013
4839Clark GracieClark GracieWPts: 2x0Copa Podio76KGGP2013
4844Juan KamezawaJuan KamezawaWPts: 6x0Copa Podio76KGGP2013
4847Brandon MaganaWPts: 8x0Copa Podio76KGGP2013
4849Vinicius MarinhoVinicius MarinhoWPts: 8x0Copa Podio76KGSF2013
5517Eduardo SantoroEduardo SantoroWBow and arrowBrasileiro82KG4F2014
5519Augusto CarsaladeWPts: 2x0Brasileiro82KGSF2014
8816Nelton PontesNelton PontesWReferee DecisionZurich NoGi OpenABSF2016
8820Luan CarvalhoLuan CarvalhoWPts: 0x0, AdvCopa Podio77KGGP2016
8823Dillon DanisDillon DanisWPts: 0x0, PenCopa Podio77KGGP2016
8827Edwin NajmiEdwin NajmiWPts: 2x2, AdvCopa Podio77KGGP2016
8835Patrick GaudioPatrick GaudioWPts: 2x0Copa Podio77KGGP2016
8840Dillon DanisDillon DanisWInjuryCopa Podio77KG3RD2016
10097John CombsJohn CombsWPts: 4x0Copa Podio86KGGP2016
10104Claudio CalasansClaudio CalasansWPts: 2x0Copa Podio86KGGP2016
10111Danilo BorovicWPts: 4x0Copa Podio86KGGP2016
10665Charles TavaresWBow and arrowManaus Open76KGF2016
10696Gabriel LucasGabriel LucasWPts: 4x0Copa Podio105KGRR2016
11700Diogo FernandesWSubmissionManaus Nat. Pro85KGR12017
11704Luiz GaldezWChokeManaus Nat. Pro85KG4F2017
11707Manuel RibamarManuel RibamarWPointsManaus Nat. Pro85KGSF2017
11709Jaime CanutoJaime CanutoWPointsManaus Nat. Pro85KGF2017
11767H. MarquesWPts: 0x0, AdvCopa Podio77KGRR2017
11772Pedro PaquitoD---Copa Podio77KGRR2017
11779Renato CanutoRenato CanutoWPts: 4x2Copa Podio77KGRR2017
11788Delson HelenoDelson HelenoWPts: 0x0, AdvCopa Podio77KG3RD2017
12474Paulo RobertoWChokeWP BR Qualifier85KGR12017
16398Charles OliveiraCharles OliveiraWPts: 2x0Copa Podio76KGSPF2018
17658Marcio PalhetaWN/AManaus Open88KGSF2018
17659Moises CavalcanteWN/AManaus Open88KGF2018

Diego Borges vs Claudio Calasans (2011)

Diego Borges vs Eduardo Portugues

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One Comment

  • Edimar Junior says:

    É realmente um rapaz que nasceu com o Jiu Jitsu no sangue, muito atencioso e dedicado no que faz, adoro ver suas lutas pois é um competidor de pura explosão.

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