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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:

  • 1st Place IBJJF World Championship No-Gi (2015/2012)
  • 1st Place Copa Pódio MW Grand Prix (2017)
  • 1st Place UAEJJF Grand Slam, Tokyo (2018)
  • 1st Place Grappling Pro WW Championship (2016)
  • 2nd Place Rickson Gracie Cup (2012)

Main Achievements (Colored Belts):

  • 1st Place IBJJF World Championship No-Gi (2010 purple / 2011 brown / 2009 blue)
  • 1st Place IBJJF World Championship (2012 brown / 2011 purple / 2010 blue)
  • 1st Place Gracie World Championship (2012** brown)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF Pan American Championship (2011 purple)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF Pan American Championship (2010 blue)

* 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

91 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    40 (44%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    15 (16%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    24 (26%)
  • BY DECISION
    9 (10%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    1 (1%)
  • BY EBI/OT
    1 (1%)

24 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Submission
29
7
#86e620
Wristlock
21
5
#5AD3D1
Kimura
13
3
#d1212a
Brabo choke
13
3
#fad11b
Guillotine
8
2
#f58822
Inside heel hook
4
1
#224aba
Armbar
4
1
#ff9124
Arm in guillotine
4
1
#bf1f6c
Americana
4
1
24
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
38 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    11 (29%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    8 (21%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    2 (5%)
  • BY DECISION
    10 (26%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    6 (16%)
  • BY EBI/OT
    1 (3%)

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
3705Lucas LeiteLucas LeiteLReferee DecisionNYC World Trials83KGF2012
3777Claudio CalasansClaudio CalasansLArmbarWorld Pro.82KGR22012
4267Leandro LoLeandro LoLPts: 0x0, AdvNoGi WorldsABS4F2012
4438Claudio CalasansClaudio CalasansLPts: 0x0, PenEuropean Open82KG4F2013
4513Bernardo FariaBernardo FariaLPts: 12x0Pan AmericanABS4F2013
4583Clark GracieClark GracieLReferee DecisionPan American82KGSF2013
4650Claudio CalasansClaudio CalasansLPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Pro82KGR12013
4741Leonardo LeiteLeonardo LeiteLPointsWorld Champ.ABSRDS2013
4836Tio ChicoD---Copa Podio76KGGP2013
4848Vinicius MarinhoVinicius MarinhoLAdvCopa Podio76KGGP2013
4856Leandro LoLeandro LoLPts: 6x2Copa Podio76KGSF2013
4857Vinicius MarinhoVinicius MarinhoLPenCopa Podio76KG3PLC2013
4975AJ AgazarmAJ AgazarmLReferee DecisionADCC77KGR12013
5091Vitor OliveiraVitor OliveiraLPointsNoGi Worlds82KGSF2013
5292Andre GalvaoAndre GalvaoLPointsPan AmericanABSR32014
5355Diego HertzogLPts: 2x2, AdvPan American88KGR12014
5752Rodrigo FreitasRodrigo FreitasLPenWorld Champ.76KGR12014
8469Felipe PenaFelipe PenaLRNCNoGi WorldsABSSF2015
9628Rustam ChsievLEBI/OTEBI 6ABS4F2016
12441John SalterLPenADCC WC Trials88KGF2017
12836Roberto AbreuRoberto AbreuLPts: 25x0Miami Spring OpenABSF2017
13305Marcos TinocoMarcos TinocoLReferee DecisionNY Summer OpenABSSF2017
13587Greg WalkerLPts: 0x0, AdvWashington Open82KGF2017
13778Vagner RochaVagner RochaLReferee DecisionADCC77KG4F2017
15898Tanner RiceTanner RiceLPts: 0x0, PenWP US Qualifier94KGRR2018
15899Tanner RiceTanner RiceLAdvWP US Qualifier94KGRR2018
16342Murilo SantanaMurilo SantanaLPts: 0x0, PenWorld Champ.88KGR12018
17711Gilbert BurnsGilbert BurnsLN/ABlack Belt CBD83KGF2018
17798V. HugoLPts: 16x0Spyder Inv. FinalO76KGSF2018
18474Manuel RibamarManuel RibamarLPts: 6x0Grand Slam AD85KG4F2019
18509Manuel RibamarManuel RibamarLPts: 9x0King of Mats II85KGRR2019
18510Isaque BahienseIsaque BahienseLReferee DecisionKing of Mats II85KGRR2019
18931Isaque BahienseIsaque BahienseLReferee DecisionBJJ Stars88KGSPF2019
19058Manuel RibamarManuel RibamarLReferee DecisionF2W Pro 10485KGSPF2019
19466Felipe CesarFelipe CesarLPts: 15x0Washington DCO82KGSF2019
19682Faisal AlKitbeFaisal AlKitbeLPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Pro85KGSF2019
20179Claudio CalasansClaudio CalasansLPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Champ.82KGR22019
20386Kody SteeleLReferee DecisionThird Coast88KGSPF2019
20763Edwin NajmiEdwin NajmiLReferee DecisionF2W Pro 12082KGSPF2019
3704Rafael BarbosaRafael BarbosaWPointsNYC World Trials83KGSF2012
4222UnknownWWristlockNoGi Worlds82KGR12012
4225Jason ManlyWPts: 11x0NoGi Worlds82KG4F2012
4229Vitor OliveiraVitor OliveiraWPts: 0x0, AdvNoGi Worlds82KGSF2012
4231Clark GracieClark GracieWPts: 5x0NoGi Worlds82KGF2012
4256James PuopoloJames PuopoloWPts: 0x0, AdvNoGi WorldsABSR12012
4263Roberto AlencarRoberto AlencarWPts: 4x0NoGi WorldsABS8F2012
4481Rodrigo BrevesWPointsNYC World Trials83KGN/A2013
4493Felipe MatosWAdvPan AmericanABSR12013
4506Gabriel VellaGabriel VellaWPts: 2x0Pan AmericanABSR22013
4574Gabriel RolloGabriel RolloWAdvPan American82KGR22013
4581Rafael BarbosaRafael BarbosaWWristlockPan American82KG4F2013
4731Magid HageWPts: 2x0World Champ.ABSRDS2013
4843Oliver GeddesOliver GeddesWWristlockCopa Podio76KGGP2013
4851Rodrigo MagalhaesWPts: 2x0Copa Podio76KGGP2013
5176Abmar BarbosaAbmar BarbosaWPts: 3x0Boston W. Open82KGSF2013
5177Gregor GracieGregor GracieWPts: 2x0Boston W. Open82KGF2013
5179Abmar BarbosaAbmar BarbosaWPointsBoston W. OpenABSSF2013
5180Rafael BarbosaRafael BarbosaWPts: 6x0Boston W. OpenABSF2013
5206Garry TononGarry TononWPointsADCC NationalsABSSPF2014
5273UnknownWSubmissionPan AmericanABSR22014
5748UnknownWWristlockWorld Champ.76KGR12014
8396Manuel RibamarManuel RibamarWPts: 2x0NoGi Worlds79KG8F2015
8399Vinicius AgudoWPts: 5x0NoGi Worlds79KG4F2015
8401Otavio SousaOtavio SousaWReferee DecisionNoGi Worlds79KGSF2015
8403Jonathan SatavaJonathan SatavaWPts: 3x0NoGi Worlds79KGF2015
8455Eliot KellyEliot KellyWReferee DecisionNoGi WorldsABSR12015
8461Guybson SaGuybson SaWPts: 6x0NoGi WorldsABS8F2015
8465Caio TerraCaio TerraWPts: 0x0, AdvNoGi WorldsABS4F2015
9623Bruno BastosBruno BastosWArm in guillotineEBI 6ABSR12016
10488Corey BrownWPts: 24x0Grappling Pro77KG4F2016
10491Garry TononGarry TononWPts: 7x2Grappling Pro77KGSF2016
10492Lucas BarbosaLucas BarbosaWPts: 6x3Grappling Pro77KGF2016
11070John CombsJohn CombsWGuillotineF2W Pro 1882KGSPF2016
12167Vinicius AgudoWBrabo chokeF2W Pro 2982KGSPF2017
12426Cora TalamoniWAmericanaADCC WC Trials88KGR12017
12432Ty FreemanWReferee DecisionADCC WC Trials88KG8F2017
12436Kevin CraneWPts: 4x0ADCC WC Trials88KG4F2017
12440Antonio ZuazoWPts: 5x0ADCC WC Trials88KGSF2017
12829Jose PortilloWN/AMiami Spring Open88KGSF2017
12830Jurandir ConceicaoJurandir ConceicaoWPts: 3x0Miami Spring Open88KGF2017
12832Josh LittletonWBrabo chokeMiami Spring OpenABS4F2017
12834Valdir AraujoValdir AraujoWPointsMiami Spring OpenABSSF2017
13134Vagner RochaVagner RochaWPts: 25x8Grappling Pro77KGSPF2017
13298Nick CalvaneseNick CalvaneseWPts: 0x0, AdvNY Summer Open88KGSF2017
13299Jonathan SatavaJonathan SatavaWN/ANY Summer Open88KGF2017
13303Enrique GalarzaWN/ANY Summer OpenABS4F2017
13315Aaron JohnsonAaron JohnsonWPointsNY S. No-Gi OpenABSSF2017
13429James BrascoJames BrascoWInside heel hookF2W Pro 4288KGSPF2017
13481Tommy LangakerTommy LangakerWPointsCopa Podio88KGRR2017
13483Kywan GracieWPts: 0x0, AdvCopa Podio88KGRR2017
13485F. AndrewWPts: 0x0, AdvCopa Podio88KGRR2017
13487Hugo MarquesHugo MarquesWPts: 4x2Copa Podio88KGRR2017
13490Gustavo BraguinhaWAdvCopa Podio88KGSF2017
13492F. AndrewWAdvCopa Podio88KGF2017
13771Leo SaggioroLeo SaggioroWReferee DecisionADCC77KGE12017
14051Donghyun KimWPts: 2x0Spyder InvitationalABSSPF2017
14135Gilbert BurnsGilbert BurnsWReferee DecisionF2W Pro 5382KGSPF2017
15035Alberto GonzalezWSubmissionSpain Nat. Pro94KGSF2018
15037Adam WardzinskiAdam WardzinskiWPts: 0x0, AdvSpain Nat. Pro94KGF2018
15750Nick CalvaneseNick CalvaneseWReferee DecisionF2W Pro 7184KGSPF2018
15897Tanner RiceTanner RiceWPts: 0x0, AdvWP US Qualifier94KGRR2018
16520Sami BakiWKimuraBoa Super 8ABS4F2018
16523Stuart CooperWPts: 3x0Boa Super 8ABSSF2018
16525Craig JonesCraig JonesWPts: 0x0, PenBoa Super 8ABSF2018
16698Craig JonesCraig JonesWReferee DecisionSpider Inv. 4FO76KGSPF2018
16780Takagi ShotaWBrabo chokeGrand Slam TYO85KG4F2018
16784Alan FidelisWArmbarGrand Slam TYO85KGSF2018
16786Bradley HillWPts: 5x0Grand Slam TYO85KGF2018
17351Jamie FletcherWGuillotineSubversivABSSF2018
17356Richie MartinezRichie MartinezWKimuraSubversivABSF2018
17709Rafael DomingosWPointsBlack Belt CBD83KGSF2018
18506Roberto SatoshiRoberto SatoshiWWristlockKing of Mats II85KGRR2019
18507Diego RamalhoDiego RamalhoWPts: 0x0, AdvKing of Mats II85KGRR2019
18752Marc AkakpoviWSubmissionNetherlands Pro85KGSF2019
18753Arthur PucciWSubmissionNetherlands Pro85KGF2019
19464Scott JutrasWKimuraWashington DCO82KG4F2019
19474Brian BeauryBrian BeauryWInjuryWashington DCOABS4F2019
19476Diogo SampaioDiogo SampaioWPts: 0x0, AdvWashington DCOABSSF2019
19477Vinicius TratorVinicius TratorWPts: 0x0, AdvWashington DCOABSF2019
19585Arnaldo MaidanaArnaldo MaidanaWReferee DecisionF2W Pro 10985KGSPF2019
19681Viking WongWPts: 3x0World Pro85KG4F2019
19687Philippe PomaskiPhilippe PomaskiWPts: 2x0World Pro85KGRPC2019
19689Devhonte JohnsonDevhonte JohnsonWReferee DecisionWorld Pro85KG3RD2019
20027Alexandre PimentelWPointsMiami Spring Open82KGSF2019
20029Brian BeauryBrian BeauryWPointsMiami Spring Open82KGF2019
20058Enrique GalarzaWSubmissionHigh RollerzABS4F2019
20059Evani ChavezWSubmissionHigh RollerzABSSF2019
20060Michael EgleyWSubmissionHigh RollerzABSF2019
20177Nathan MendelsohnNathan MendelsohnWPointsWorld Champ.82KGR12019
20520Ruben RiveraWEBI/OTSubversiv 275KGSPF2019

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9 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

    • Jan Merca says:

      your such a hater..that's old news and irrelevant to what this site is about. This site is about outstanding athletes in BJJ and there accomplishments, not personal baggage. DJ is still a good teacher and beast on the mat.

      • Erik says:

        This article should be taken down. We should not be celebrating the achievements of a rapist.

      • Long says:

        Sex offences aren't "old news". He's a sex offender but he's still a good teacher and beast on the mat so that makes it ok. That's not personal baggage that's a crime. What a silly thing to say. I agree he shouldn't be lauded for his achievements or even acknowledged…

  • Zeberio says:

    Oh my god that man is one fucking ugly big head!?!? But the body is made for this sport. Short arms and legs. Works very well but looks so freaking ugly!

  • 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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