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DJ Jackson is one of Team Lloyd Irvin’s most accomplished competitors and an important figure in Brazilian jiu jitsu‘s middleweight division (82,30 kg / 181.5 lbs), having won the IBJJF World Championship in every belt division leading to black belt, a promotion he achieved on July 2012. Originally a wrestler, DJ Jackson became part of Lloyd Irvin‘s jiu jitsu team on his off season, and picked up a series of wins from the start, relegating wrestling to the background to focus on BJJ competition.

DJ Jackson Jiu Jitsu

Full Name: De’Alonzio Jerome Jackson

Nickname: “DJ” which is short for De’Alonzio Jerome, he is also called “Ram-Man” most likely due to his powerful double leg takedown, “Kimura-Kid” for the same prowess with that technique and “Human Honey Badger” for his tenacity on the mats.

Lineage: Mitsuyo Maeda > Carlos Gracie > Helio Gracie > Rickson Gracie > Jorge Pereira > Leonardo DallaLloyd Irvin > DJ Jackson

Main Achievements:

  • IBJJF World No-Gi Champion (2015/2012 black, 2010 purple, 2011 brown, 2009 blue)
  • IBJJF World Champion (2012 brown, 2011 purple, 2010 blue)
  • Grappling Pro WW Champion (2016)
  • Gracie World Champion (2012** brown)
  • IBJJF Pan American Championship Runner-up (2011 purple)
  • Rickson Gracie Cup Runner-up (2012 black)
  • IBJJF Pan American Championship 3rd Place (2010 blue)
  • IBJJF World No-Gi Championship 3rd Place (2015 absolute)

* Absolute
** Weight and absolute

Favourite Technique/Position: Double Leg Takedown, Half-Guard from Top.

Weight Division: Peso Médio (82,30 kg / 181.5 lbs)

Team/Association: Team Lloyd Irvin

DJ Jackson Biography

DJ Jackson was born on October 31, 1988 in District Heights, Maryland – USA. He started wrestling for the DeMartha Catholic High School, MD during his freshman year, joining Lloyd Irvin’s wrestling program (led by Jim Kelly) a couple of years into his wrestling practice (2008). A decision made during his off-season as a way to stay in shape.

When training with Team Lloyd Irvin (TLI), DJ tried jiu jitsu classes to keep things interesting and to add something new to his grappling game. Jackson’s talent caught Irvin’s attention at one of these classes; the head coach immediately asked DJ to helping some of the more advanced students train for a no-gi tournament that was coming up, where DJ’s wrestling ability could be of great help. DJ Jackson started getting more involved in jiu jitsu through this initial contact with TLI’s “Medal Chasers” program.

With a natural grinding style, very suited for his body frame, DJ started terrorising local and international competitions, first in no-gi and shortly after in the gi also. DJ’s progression through this martial art’s ranking was well above the sport’s average, greatly thanks to Jackson’s continuous victories in the competitive scene. These ultimately led to him receiving his black belt 4 years time (2012).

On his way to black belt, DJ also fought in mixed martial arts (MMA), a subject that always interested the “Ram-Man”. Jackson has trained with many well regarded cage fighters, including Phil Davis, Mike Easton, Michael Chandler, Dominic Cruz and many others.

DJ Jackson Grappling Record

41 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    24 (59%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    5 (12%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    9 (22%)
  • BY DECISION
    3 (7%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

9 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Wristlock
44
4
#86e620
Submission
11
1
#5AD3D1
Arm in guillotine
11
1
#d1212a
Guillotine
11
1
#fad11b
Brabo choke
11
1
#f58822
Americana
11
1
9
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
20 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    7 (35%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    4 (20%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    2 (10%)
  • BY DECISION
    3 (15%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    4 (20%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

2 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
Armbar
50
1
#86e620
RNC
50
1
2
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

DJ Jackson Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
3631Lucas LeiteLucas LeiteLReferee DecisionNYC World Trials83KGF2012
3701Claudio CalasansClaudio CalasansLArmbarWorld Pro.82KGR22012
4184Leandro LoLeandro LoLPts: 0x0, AdvNoGi WorldsABS1/4F2012
4339Claudio CalasansClaudio CalasansLPts: 0x0, PenEuropean Open82KG1/4F2013
4410Bernardo FariaBernardo FariaLPts: 12x0Pan AmericanABS1/4F2013
4476Clark GracieClark GracieLReferee DecisionPan American82KGSF2013
4533Claudio CalasansClaudio CalasansLPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Pro82KGR12013
4624Leonardo LeiteLeonardo LeiteLPointsWorld Champ.ABSRDS2013
4717Tio ChicoDN/ACopa Podio76KGGP2013
4729Vinicius MarinhoVinicius MarinhoLAdvCopa Podio76KGGP2013
4737Leandro LoLeandro LoLPts: 6x2Copa Podio76KGSF2013
4738Vinicius MarinhoVinicius MarinhoLPenCopa Podio76KG3PLC2013
4856AJ AgazarmAJ AgazarmLReferee DecisionADCC77KGR12013
4973Vitor OliveiraVitor OliveiraLPointsNoGi Worlds82KGSF2013
5153Andre GalvaoAndre GalvaoLPointsPan AmericanABSR32014
5216Diego HertzogLPts: 2x2, AdvPan American88KGR12014
5600Rodrigo FreitasRodrigo FreitasLPenWorld Champ.76KGR12014
8203Felipe PenaFelipe PenaLRNCNoGi WorldsABSSF2015
9326Rustam ChsievLPointsEBI 6ABS1/4F2016
11960John SalterLPenADCC WC Trials88KGF2017
12336Roberto AbreuRoberto AbreuLPts: 25x0Miami Spring OpenABSF2017
3630Rafael BarbosaRafael BarbosaWPointsNYC World Trials83KGSF2012
4139UnknownWWristlockNoGi Worlds82KGR12012
4142Jason ManlyWPts: 11x0NoGi Worlds82KG1/4F2012
4146Vitor OliveiraVitor OliveiraWPts: 0x0, AdvNoGi Worlds82KGSF2012
4148Clark GracieClark GracieWPts: 5x0NoGi Worlds82KGF2012
4173James PuopoloJames PuopoloWPts: 0x0, AdvNoGi WorldsABSR12012
4180Roberto AlencarRoberto AlencarWPts: 4x0NoGi WorldsABS1/8F2012
4378Rodrigo BrevesWPointsNYC World Trials83KGN/A2013
4390Felipe MatosWAdvPan AmericanABSR12013
4403Gabriel VellaGabriel VellaWPts: 2x0Pan AmericanABSR22013
4467Gabriel RolloGabriel RolloWAdvPan American82KGR22013
4474Rafael BarbosaRafael BarbosaWWristlockPan American82KG1/4F2013
4614Magid HageWPts: 2x0World Champ.ABSRDS2013
4724Oliver GeddesOliver GeddesWWristlockCopa Podio76KGGP2013
4732Rodrigo MagalhaesWPts: 2x0Copa Podio76KGGP2013
5052Abmar BarbosaAbmar BarbosaWPts: 3x0Boston W. Open82KGSF2013
5053Gregor GracieGregor GracieWPts: 2x0Boston W. Open82KGF2013
5055Abmar BarbosaAbmar BarbosaWPointsBoston W. OpenABSSF2013
5056Rafael BarbosaRafael BarbosaWPts: 6x0Boston W. OpenABSF2013
5068Garry TononGarry TononWPointsADCC NationalsABSSPF2014
5134UnknownWSubmissionPan AmericanABSR22014
5596UnknownWWristlockWorld Champ.76KGR12014
8130Manuel RibamarManuel RibamarWPts: 2x0NoGi Worlds82KG1/8F2015
8133Vinicius AgudoWPts: 5x0NoGi Worlds82KG1/4F2015
8135Otavio SousaOtavio SousaWReferee DecisionNoGi Worlds82KGSF2015
8137Jonathan SatavaJonathan SatavaWPts: 3x0NoGi Worlds82KGF2015
8189Eliot KellyEliot KellyWReferee DecisionNoGi WorldsABSR12015
8195Guybson SáWPts: 6x0NoGi WorldsABS1/8F2015
8199Caio TerraCaio TerraWPts: 0x0, AdvNoGi WorldsABS1/4F2015
9321Bruno BastosBruno BastosWArm in guillotineEBI 6ABSR12016
10151Corey BrownWPts: 24x0Grappling Pro77KG1/4F2016
10154Garry TononGarry TononWPts: 7x2Grappling Pro77KGSF2016
10155Lucas BarbosaLucas BarbosaWPts: 6x3Grappling Pro77KGF2016
10707John CombsJohn CombsWGuillotineF2W Pro 1882KGSPF2016
11705Vinicius AgudoWBrabo chokeF2W Pro 2982KGSPF2017
11945Cora TalamoniWAmericanaADCC WC Trials88KGR12017
11951Ty FreemanWReferee DecisionADCC WC Trials88KG1/8F2017
11955Kevin CraneWPts: 4x0ADCC WC Trials88KG1/4F2017
11959Antonio ZuazoWPts: 5x0ADCC WC Trials88KGSF2017
12332Jose PortilloWN/AMiami Spring Open88KGSF2017
12333Jurandir ConceicaoWPts: 3x0Miami Spring Open88KGF2017

DJ Jackson Team Lloyd Irvin black belt promotion

DJ Jackson vs Benny Dariush

DJ Jackson vs Fabian Rosario

DJ Jackson vs Raphael Rosendo

5 Comments

  • BJJ Fan says:

    This kid is incredible. I had the chance to watch him at the Pan Ams in 2011 as a purple, and I knew he was a beast then. But for him to be doing the things he is doing at black in such a short time is pretty awesome. He is beating guys who have had their black belts longer than he has been training. And the black belts he has beaten aren't chumps either. In his last video on this page he beat Rafael. I've had the privilege of watching a few of Rafael's matches, and have competed against some of his student's. There are no slouches there. And at the Atlanta Open he defeated Lucas Lepri in the open class. Lepri is a World Champion. He has had to put in a lot of work for those kind of results. The guy's sick.

  • bjjer says:

    you should posy his video with luke lepri

  • Dustin says:

    Can we get this guy removed from the list? A person who is charged with sexually assaulting a minor shouldn’t be anyone’s hero bjj or otherwise.

  • Eric says:

    Charged, plead down, convicted. I grew up in Orange City and I know the owners of the Double D. DJ is NOT a hero.

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