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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

92 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    41 (45%)
  • 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
Brabo choke
13
3
#d1212a
Kimura
13
3
#fad11b
Guillotine
8
2
#f58822
Americana
4
1
#224aba
Inside heel hook
4
1
#ff9124
Armbar
4
1
#bf1f6c
Arm in guillotine
4
1
24
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
40 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    12 (30%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    8 (20%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    2 (5%)
  • BY DECISION
    11 (28%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    6 (15%)
  • 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
3708Lucas LeiteLucas LeiteLReferee DecisionNYC World Trials83KGF2012
3780Claudio CalasansClaudio CalasansLArmbarWorld Pro.82KGR22012
4270Leandro LoLeandro LoLPts: 0x0, AdvNoGi WorldsABS4F2012
4441Claudio CalasansClaudio CalasansLPts: 0x0, PenEuropean Open82KG4F2013
4516Bernardo FariaBernardo FariaLPts: 12x0Pan AmericanABS4F2013
4586Clark GracieClark GracieLReferee DecisionPan American82KGSF2013
4653Claudio CalasansClaudio CalasansLPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Pro82KGR12013
4744Leonardo LeiteLeonardo LeiteLPointsWorld Champ.ABSRDS2013
4839Tio ChicoD---Copa Podio76KGGP2013
4851Vinicius MarinhoVinicius MarinhoLAdvCopa Podio76KGGP2013
4859Leandro LoLeandro LoLPts: 6x2Copa Podio76KGSF2013
4860Vinicius MarinhoVinicius MarinhoLPenCopa Podio76KG3PLC2013
4978AJ AgazarmAJ AgazarmLReferee DecisionADCC77KGR12013
5094Vitor OliveiraVitor OliveiraLPointsNoGi Worlds82KGSF2013
5295Andre GalvaoAndre GalvaoLPointsPan AmericanABSR32014
5358Diego HertzogLPts: 2x2, AdvPan American88KGR12014
5755Rodrigo FreitasRodrigo FreitasLPenWorld Champ.76KGR12014
8472Felipe PenaFelipe PenaLRNCNoGi WorldsABSSF2015
9631Rustam ChsievLEBI/OTEBI 6ABS4F2016
12456John SalterJohn SalterLPenADCC WC Trials88KGF2017
12855Roberto AbreuRoberto AbreuLPts: 25x0Miami Spring OpenABSF2017
13326Marcos TinocoMarcos TinocoLReferee DecisionNY Summer OpenABSSF2017
13609Greg WalkerLPts: 0x0, AdvWashington Open82KGF2017
13800Vagner RochaVagner RochaLReferee DecisionADCC77KG4F2017
15958Tanner RiceTanner RiceLPts: 0x0, PenWP US Qualifier94KGRR2018
15959Tanner RiceTanner RiceLAdvWP US Qualifier94KGRR2018
16408Murilo SantanaMurilo SantanaLPts: 0x0, PenWorld Champ.88KGR12018
17799Gilbert BurnsGilbert BurnsLPointsBlack Belt CBD83KGF2018
17886V. HugoLPts: 16x0Spyder Inv. FinalO76KGSF2018
18568Manuel RibamarManuel RibamarLPts: 6x0Grand Slam AD85KG4F2019
18605Manuel RibamarManuel RibamarLPts: 9x0King of Mats II85KGRR2019
18606Isaque BahienseIsaque BahienseLReferee DecisionKing of Mats II85KGRR2019
19038Isaque BahienseIsaque BahienseLReferee DecisionBJJ Stars88KGSPF2019
19168Manuel RibamarManuel RibamarLReferee DecisionF2W Pro 10485KGSPF2019
19466Murilo SantanaMurilo SantanaLReferee DecisionF2W Pro 10885KGSPF2019
19583Felipe CesarFelipe CesarLPts: 15x0Washington DCO82KGSF2019
19803Faisal AlKitbeFaisal AlKitbeLPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Pro85KGSF2019
20305Claudio CalasansClaudio CalasansLPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Champ.82KGR22019
20512Kody SteeleLReferee DecisionThird Coast88KGSPF2019
20894Edwin NajmiEdwin NajmiLReferee DecisionF2W Pro 12082KGSPF2019
21433JT TorresJT TorresLPts: 3x0ADCC77KG4F2019
3707Rafael BarbosaRafael BarbosaWPointsNYC World Trials83KGSF2012
4225UnknownWWristlockNoGi Worlds82KGR12012
4228Jason ManlyWPts: 11x0NoGi Worlds82KG4F2012
4232Vitor OliveiraVitor OliveiraWPts: 0x0, AdvNoGi Worlds82KGSF2012
4234Clark GracieClark GracieWPts: 5x0NoGi Worlds82KGF2012
4259James PuopoloJames PuopoloWPts: 0x0, AdvNoGi WorldsABSR12012
4266Roberto AlencarRoberto AlencarWPts: 4x0NoGi WorldsABS8F2012
4484Rodrigo BrevesWPointsNYC World Trials83KGN/A2013
4496Felipe MatosWAdvPan AmericanABSR12013
4509Gabriel VellaGabriel VellaWPts: 2x0Pan AmericanABSR22013
4577Gabriel RolloGabriel RolloWAdvPan American82KGR22013
4584Rafael BarbosaRafael BarbosaWWristlockPan American82KG4F2013
4734Magid HageWPts: 2x0World Champ.ABSRDS2013
4846Oliver GeddesOliver GeddesWWristlockCopa Podio76KGGP2013
4854Rodrigo MagalhaesWPts: 2x0Copa Podio76KGGP2013
5179Abmar BarbosaAbmar BarbosaWPts: 3x0Boston W. Open82KGSF2013
5180Gregor GracieGregor GracieWPts: 2x0Boston W. Open82KGF2013
5182Abmar BarbosaAbmar BarbosaWPointsBoston W. OpenABSSF2013
5183Rafael BarbosaRafael BarbosaWPts: 6x0Boston W. OpenABSF2013
5209Garry TononGarry TononWPointsADCC NationalsABSSPF2014
5276UnknownWSubmissionPan AmericanABSR22014
5751UnknownWWristlockWorld Champ.76KGR12014
8399Manuel RibamarManuel RibamarWPts: 2x0NoGi Worlds79KG8F2015
8402Vinicius AgudoWPts: 5x0NoGi Worlds79KG4F2015
8404Otavio SousaOtavio SousaWReferee DecisionNoGi Worlds79KGSF2015
8406Jonathan SatavaJonathan SatavaWPts: 3x0NoGi Worlds79KGF2015
8458Eliot KellyEliot KellyWReferee DecisionNoGi WorldsABSR12015
8464Guybson SaGuybson SaWPts: 6x0NoGi WorldsABS8F2015
8468Caio TerraCaio TerraWPts: 0x0, AdvNoGi WorldsABS4F2015
9626Bruno BastosBruno BastosWArm in guillotineEBI 6ABSR12016
10491Corey BrownWPts: 24x0Grappling Pro77KG4F2016
10494Garry TononGarry TononWPts: 7x2Grappling Pro77KGSF2016
10495Lucas BarbosaLucas BarbosaWPts: 6x3Grappling Pro77KGF2016
11073John CombsJohn CombsWGuillotineF2W Pro 1882KGSPF2016
12180Vinicius AgudoWBrabo chokeF2W Pro 2982KGSPF2017
12440Cora TalamoniWAmericanaADCC WC Trials88KGR12017
12447Ty FreemanWReferee DecisionADCC WC Trials88KG8F2017
12451Kevin CraneWPts: 4x0ADCC WC Trials88KG4F2017
12455Antonio ZuazoWPts: 5x0ADCC WC Trials88KGSF2017
12848Jose PortilloWN/AMiami Spring Open88KGSF2017
12849Jurandir ConceicaoJurandir ConceicaoWPts: 3x0Miami Spring Open88KGF2017
12851Josh LittletonWBrabo chokeMiami Spring OpenABS4F2017
12853Valdir AraujoValdir AraujoWPointsMiami Spring OpenABSSF2017
13154Vagner RochaVagner RochaWPts: 25x8Grappling Pro77KGSPF2017
13319Nick CalvaneseNick CalvaneseWPts: 0x0, AdvNY Summer Open88KGSF2017
13320Jonathan SatavaJonathan SatavaWN/ANY Summer Open88KGF2017
13324Enrique GalarzaWN/ANY Summer OpenABS4F2017
13336Aaron JohnsonAaron JohnsonWPointsNY S. No-Gi OpenABSSF2017
13450James BrascoJames BrascoWInside heel hookF2W Pro 4288KGSPF2017
13502Tommy LangakerTommy LangakerWPointsCopa Podio88KGRR2017
13504Kywan GracieWPts: 0x0, AdvCopa Podio88KGRR2017
13506F. AndrewWPts: 0x0, AdvCopa Podio88KGRR2017
13508Hugo MarquesHugo MarquesWPts: 4x2Copa Podio88KGRR2017
13511Gustavo BraguinhaWAdvCopa Podio88KGSF2017
13513F. AndrewWAdvCopa Podio88KGF2017
13793Leo SaggioroLeo SaggioroWReferee DecisionADCC77KGE12017
14076Donghyun KimWPts: 2x0Spyder InvitationalABSSPF2017
14160Gilbert BurnsGilbert BurnsWReferee DecisionF2W Pro 5382KGSPF2017
15087Alberto GonzalezWSubmissionSpain Nat. Pro94KGSF2018
15089Adam WardzinskiAdam WardzinskiWPts: 0x0, AdvSpain Nat. Pro94KGF2018
15807Nick CalvaneseNick CalvaneseWReferee DecisionF2W Pro 7184KGSPF2018
15957Tanner RiceTanner RiceWPts: 0x0, AdvWP US Qualifier94KGRR2018
16591Sami BakiWKimuraBoa Super 8ABS4F2018
16594Stuart CooperWPts: 3x0Boa Super 8ABSSF2018
16596Craig JonesCraig JonesWPts: 0x0, PenBoa Super 8ABSF2018
16769Craig JonesCraig JonesWReferee DecisionSpider Inv. 4FO76KGSPF2018
16851Takagi ShotaWBrabo chokeGrand Slam TYO85KG4F2018
16855Alan FidelisWArmbarGrand Slam TYO85KGSF2018
16857Bradley HillWPts: 5x0Grand Slam TYO85KGF2018
17430Jamie FletcherWGuillotineSubversivABSSF2018
17435Richie MartinezRichie MartinezWKimuraSubversivABSF2018
17797Rafael DomingosWPointsBlack Belt CBD83KGSF2018
18602Roberto SatoshiRoberto SatoshiWWristlockKing of Mats II85KGRR2019
18603Diego RamalhoDiego RamalhoWPts: 0x0, AdvKing of Mats II85KGRR2019
18859Marc AkakpoviWSubmissionNetherlands Pro85KGSF2019
18860Arthur PucciWSubmissionNetherlands Pro85KGF2019
19581Scott JutrasWKimuraWashington DCO82KG4F2019
19591Brian BeauryBrian BeauryWInjuryWashington DCOABS4F2019
19593Diogo SampaioDiogo SampaioWPts: 0x0, AdvWashington DCOABSSF2019
19594Vinicius TratorVinicius TratorWPts: 0x0, AdvWashington DCOABSF2019
19702Arnaldo MaidanaArnaldo MaidanaWReferee DecisionF2W Pro 10985KGSPF2019
19802Viking WongWPts: 3x0World Pro85KG4F2019
19808Philippe PomaskiPhilippe PomaskiWPts: 2x0World Pro85KGRPC2019
19810Devhonte JohnsonDevhonte JohnsonWReferee DecisionWorld Pro85KG3RD2019
20151Alexandre PimentelWPointsMiami Spring Open82KGSF2019
20153Brian BeauryBrian BeauryWPointsMiami Spring Open82KGF2019
20182Enrique GalarzaWSubmissionHigh RollerzABS4F2019
20183Evani ChavezWSubmissionHigh RollerzABSSF2019
20184Michael EgleyWSubmissionHigh RollerzABSF2019
20303Nathan MendelsohnNathan MendelsohnWPointsWorld Champ.82KGR12019
20647Ruben RiveraWEBI/OTSubversiv 275KGSPF2019
21425John CombsJohn CombsWPts: 5x0ADCC77KGR12019

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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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