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DJ Jackson is one of Team Lloyd Irvin’s most accomplished competitors and an important figure in jiu jitsu’s middleweight division, having won the IBJJF world championship in every lower belt division on his way 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 Champion (2010 blue, 2011 purple, 2012 brown)
  • IBJJF World No-Gi Champion (2009 blue, 2010 purple, 2011 brown, 2012/2015 black)
  • 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 (82kg/181bs)

Team/Association: Team Lloyd Irvin

DJ Jackson Biography

DJ Jackson was born in District Heights, Maryland – USA, and started wrestling for the DeMartha Catholic High School (Maryland) on his freshman year. DJ joined Lloyd Irvin’s wrestling program (led by Jim Kelly) a couple of years into his wrestling (2008), he decided to start training there on his off-season as a way to stay in shape.

When at the Team Lloyd Irvin DJ tried jiu jitsu classes as well to keep things interesting and to add something new to his game. DJ Jackson caught Lloyd Irvin’s attention at one of these classes; Irvin asked him if he wouldn’t mind helping some of the more advanced students train for a Nogi competition 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 contact with the “Medal Chasers” of Lloyd Irvin’s BJJ program. With this involvement came the “jiu jitsu bug” which got DJ hooked on to BJJ, after that contact it didn’t take him long to make it to Lloyd Irvin’s competition team.

With a natural grinding style, very suited for his body frame and his strength, DJ started terrorising everyone in jiu jitsu competitions, first in Nogi tournaments, and shortly after in Gi BJJ too, as soon as he got more used to the use of the kimono. DJ Jackson went through the ranks very rapidly winning most of the top tournaments in the world from blue bet to brown belt, getting his black belt (2012) in around 4 years time, an incredibly fast progress for BJJ, but not something totally unheard of and certainly well deserving for DJ Jackson. 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 UFC fighters, including Phil Davis, Mike Easton, Michael Chandler, Dominic Cruz and many others.

DJ Jackson Grappling Record

39 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    22 (56%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    5 (13%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    9 (23%)
  • BY DECISION
    3 (8%)
  • 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
19 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    6 (32%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    4 (21%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    2 (11%)
  • BY DECISION
    3 (16%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    4 (21%)
  • 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
3618Lucas LeiteLucas LeiteLReferee DecisionNYC World Trials83KGF2012
3688Claudio CalasansClaudio CalasansLArmbarWorld Pro.82KGR22012
4171Leandro LoLeandro LoLPts: 0x0, AdvNoGi WorldsABS1/4F2012
4326Claudio CalasansClaudio CalasansLPts: 0x0, PenEuropean Open82KG1/4F2013
4397Bernardo FariaBernardo FariaLPts: 12x0Pan AmericanABS1/4F2013
4463Clark GracieClark GracieLReferee DecisionPan American82KGSF2013
4520Claudio CalasansClaudio CalasansLPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Pro82KGR12013
4611Leonardo LeiteLeonardo LeiteLPointsWorld Champ.ABSRDS2013
4704Tio ChicoDN/ACopa Podio76KGGP2013
4716Vinicius MarinhoVinicius MarinhoLAdvCopa Podio76KGGP2013
4724Leandro LoLeandro LoLPts: 6x2Copa Podio76KGSF2013
4725Vinicius MarinhoVinicius MarinhoLPenCopa Podio76KG3PLC2013
4843AJ AgazarmAJ AgazarmLReferee DecisionADCC77KGR12013
4960Vitor OliveiraVitor OliveiraLPointsNoGi Worlds82KGSF2013
5140Andre GalvaoAndre GalvaoLPointsPan AmericanABSR32014
5203Diego HertzogLPts: 2x2, AdvPan American88KGR12014
5587Rodrigo FreitasRodrigo FreitasLPenWorld Champ.76KGR12014
8190Felipe PenaFelipe PenaLRNCNoGi WorldsABSSF2015
9313Rustam ChsievLPointsEBI 6ABS1/4F2016
11928John SalterLPenADCC WC Trials88KGF2017
3617Rafael BarbosaRafael BarbosaWPointsNYC World Trials83KGSF2012
4126UnknownWWristlockNoGi Worlds82KGR12012
4129Jason ManlyWPts: 11x0NoGi Worlds82KG1/4F2012
4133Vitor OliveiraVitor OliveiraWPts: 0x0, AdvNoGi Worlds82KGSF2012
4135Clark GracieClark GracieWPts: 5x0NoGi Worlds82KGF2012
4160James PuopoloJames PuopoloWPts: 0x0, AdvNoGi WorldsABSR12012
4167Roberto AlencarRoberto AlencarWPts: 4x0NoGi WorldsABS1/8F2012
4365Rodrigo BrevesWPointsNYC World Trials83KGN/A2013
4377Felipe MatosWAdvPan AmericanABSR12013
4390Gabriel VellaGabriel VellaWPts: 2x0Pan AmericanABSR22013
4454Gabriel RolloGabriel RolloWAdvPan American82KGR22013
4461Rafael BarbosaRafael BarbosaWWristlockPan American82KG1/4F2013
4601Magid HageWPts: 2x0World Champ.ABSRDS2013
4711Oliver GeddesOliver GeddesWWristlockCopa Podio76KGGP2013
4719Rodrigo MagalhaesWPts: 2x0Copa Podio76KGGP2013
5039Abmar BarbosaAbmar BarbosaWPts: 3x0Boston W. Open82KGSF2013
5040Gregor GracieGregor GracieWPts: 2x0Boston W. Open82KGF2013
5042Abmar BarbosaAbmar BarbosaWPointsBoston W. OpenABSSF2013
5043Rafael BarbosaRafael BarbosaWPts: 6x0Boston W. OpenABSF2013
5055Garry TononGarry TononWPointsADCC NationalsABSSPF2014
5121UnknownWSubmissionPan AmericanABSR22014
5583UnknownWWristlockWorld Champ.76KGR12014
8117Manuel RibamarManuel RibamarWPts: 2x0NoGi Worlds82KG1/8F2015
8120Vinicius AgudoWPts: 5x0NoGi Worlds82KG1/4F2015
8122Otavio SousaOtavio SousaWReferee DecisionNoGi Worlds82KGSF2015
8124Jonathan SatavaJonathan SatavaWPts: 3x0NoGi Worlds82KGF2015
8176Eliot KellyEliot KellyWReferee DecisionNoGi WorldsABSR12015
8182Guybson SáWPts: 6x0NoGi WorldsABS1/8F2015
8186Caio TerraCaio TerraWPts: 0x0, AdvNoGi WorldsABS1/4F2015
9308Bruno BastosBruno BastosWArm in guillotineEBI 6ABSR12016
10136Corey BrownWPts: 24x0Grappling Pro77KG1/4F2016
10139Garry TononGarry TononWPts: 7x2Grappling Pro77KGSF2016
10140Lucas BarbosaLucas BarbosaWPts: 6x3Grappling Pro77KGF2016
10692John CombsJohn CombsWGuillotineF2W Pro 1882KGSPF2016
11679Vinicius AgudoWBrabo chokeF2W Pro 2982KGSPF2017
11913Cora TalamoniWAmericanaADCC WC Trials88KGR12017
11919Ty FreemanWReferee DecisionADCC WC Trials88KG1/8F2017
11923Kevin CraneWPts: 4x0ADCC WC Trials88KG1/4F2017
11927Antonio ZuazoWPts: 5x0ADCC WC Trials88KGSF2017

DJ Jackson Team Lloyd Irvin black belt promotion

DJ Jackson vs Benny Dariush

DJ Jackson vs Fabian Rosario

DJ Jackson vs Raphael Rosendo

4 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.

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