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Elijah Dorsey

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Elijah Dorsey is a professional jiu-jitsu athlete and a black belt under Lloyd Irvin who worked extensively with Donald Achnick and represents Team Lloyd Irvin (TLI) in the sport’s global circuit. Dorsey became widely recognized as one of grappling’s hottest prospects during his colored belt career when he conquered numerous titles in the International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation’s (IBJJF) league, including World and Pan American gold medals.

Elijah Dorsey Jiu-Jitsu

Full Name: Elijah Amir Dorsey

Nickname: Elijah is often labeled as “Big Breakfast” a tag he also uses across his social media platforms. The name derived from his insatiable appetite and for being known to finish other people’s meals after finishing his own.

Lineage:  Carlos Gracie > Helio Gracie > Rickson Gracie > J. Pereira > Leo Dalla > Lloyd Irvin > Elijah Dorsey

Main Achievements:

  • 1st Place IBJJF European Championship (2024)
  • 1st Place ADCC East Coast Trials (2023)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF European Championship (2023)

Main Achievements (Colored Belts):

  • 1st Place IBJJF Pan Championship (2021 / 2022 brown)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Pan Championship NOGI (2019 purple)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF World Championship (2022 brown)

Main Achievements (Juvenile):

  • 1st Place IBJJF World Championship (2017* / 2018**)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Pan Championship (2018*)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF Pan Championship (2018)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF World Championship (2017)

Favorite Position/Technique: Well Rounded

Weight Division: Peso Leve (76,00 kg / 168.0 lbs)

Team/Association: Team Lloyd Irvin

Elijah Dorsey Biography

Elijah Dorsey was born on September 9, 2001, in Annapolis, MD, USA, but grew up in neighboring Upper Marlboro.

During his formative years, Dorsey was incredibly active in the local competitive sports scene, playing football, baseball, basketball, and track racing throughout his scholastic career. It was also during his early age that Elijah began his martial arts career with his first steps being taken at a Summer camp at the age of 6.

At the Summer camp mentioned above, Dorsey was introduced to Muay Thai and a few self-defense concepts. This first experience with combat disciplines led the young Maryland native to continue his martial arts training at Team Lloyd Irvin’s training center, where he worked through the academy’s kids program, finally joining Donald Achnick‘s jiu-jitsu class at the age of 7.

After his first taste of jiu-jitsu, young Elijah became hooked on the sport, gradually becoming one of the top colored belt athletes in jiu-jitsu under Achnick’s and Lloyd Irvin‘s tutelage.

Interestingly, when addressing his choice to follow the professional path at the age of 19 for BJJ Heroes, Elijah said of the reasoning behind his career option: “the COVID pandemic was probably the main thing that propelled me to want to become a pro. It gave me time to reflect on what I want to do for my life and helped me realize what I absolutely love to do”. His performances on the mat led Dorsey’s coaches to promote him to black belt in June 2022.

Elijah Dorsey Grappling Record

45 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    23 (51%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    4 (9%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    14 (31%)
  • BY DECISION
    4 (9%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

14 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Armbar
21
3
#86e620
Choke from back
21
3
#5AD3D1
Toe hold
14
2
#d1212a
RNC
14
2
#fad11b
Shoulder lock
14
2
#f58822
Straight ankle lock
7
1
#224aba
Triangle
7
1
14
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
13 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    3 (23%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    1 (8%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    8 (62%)
  • BY DECISION
    1 (8%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

8 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
Katagatame
25
2
#86e620
RNC
25
2
#5AD3D1
Botinha
13
1
#d1212a
Cross choke
13
1
#fad11b
Submission
13
1
#f58822
Armbar
13
1
8
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Elijah Dorsey Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
33810Enderson DiasEnderson DiasLBotinhaOrlando SMOABS8F2022
35244Pablo LavaselliPablo LavaselliLReferee DecisionAtlanta FO76KGSF2022
35268Fellipe AndrewFellipe AndrewLKatagatameAtlanta FOABSF2022
37300Andy MurasakiAndy MurasakiLKatagatameEuropean Open76KGSF2023
37951Johnatha AlvesJohnatha AlvesLPts: 15x0IBJJF GP76KGSF2023
38507Natan ChuengNatan ChuengLPts: 2x0Pan American76KG4F2023
40402Pedro MaiaPedro MaiaLCross chokeWorld Champ.76KG8F2023
42113Oliver TazaOliver TazaLSubmissionADCC Arizona76KGF2023
43070Natan ChuengNatan ChuengLPts: 1x0ADGS Miami77KGR12023
45779Tommy LangakerTommy LangakerLRNCNoGi World79KGR22023
49443Javier BarterJavier BarterLArmbarAtlanta SPOABSSF2024
50251Daniel SathlerDaniel SathlerLPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Champ.76KGR22024
50833Jozef ChenJozef ChenLRNCWNO 2477KGSPF2024
33782Kevin MahechaKevin MahechaWPts: 4x2Orlando SMO76KG4F2022
33785Marcus PhelanMarcus PhelanWArmbarOrlando SMO76KGSF2022
33786Israel SousaIsrael SousaWReferee DecisionOrlando SMO76KGF2022
33806Ricardo RezendeRicardo RezendeWPts: 2x0Orlando SMOABSR12022
35261Jae McIntoshWPts: 5x0Atlanta FOABSR12022
35265Clay MayfieldWPts: 6x0Atlanta FOABS4F2022
35266Emilio HernandezEmilio HernandezWToe holdAtlanta FOABSSF2022
37285Sean WhyteWRNCEuropean Open76KGR12023
37292Marcio AndreMarcio AndreWPts: 6x4European Open76KGR22023
37295Max LindbladMax LindbladWPts: 0x0, AdvEuropean Open76KG4F2023
37954Carlos HenriqueCarlos HenriqueWPts: 5x2IBJJF GP76KG3RD2023
38506Fabricio BarbarottiFabricio BarbarottiWPts: 0x0, AdvPan American76KG8F2023
40400Leon LarmanLeon LarmanWPts: 5x0World Champ.76KGR12023
41714Sean WhiteWStraight ankle lockOrlando SMO76KGSF2023
41716Kevin MahechaKevin MahechaWToe holdOrlando SMO76KGF2023
41736Jorge BarbaWChoke from backOrlando SMOABS4F2023
41741Dayvison CaladoWArmbarOrlando SMOABSSF2023
42103Aaron WilsonWPts: 6x0ADCC Arizona76KGR12023
42106Joshua DawsonWPts: 7x0ADCC Arizona76KG8F2023
42109Derek RayfieldWPts: 2x0ADCC Arizona76KG4F2023
42111Michael LieraMichael LieraWPts: 7x0ADCC Arizona76KGSF2023
42608Clay DobsonWPts: 12x0ADCC Chicago76KG8F2023
42611Zach CothrenWPts: 10x0ADCC Chicago76KG4F2023
42613Michael LieraMichael LieraWReferee DecisionADCC Chicago76KGSF2023
42615Kevin BeuhringWPts: 11x0ADCC Chicago76KGF2023
43723Jayden GronerWPts: 9x0ADCC ECTrials77KGR12023
43740Ricardo PenaWTriangleADCC ECTrials77KGR22023
43748Andrew SolanoWPts: 3x0ADCC ECTrials77KGR42023
43755Bobby WintherWPts: 3x0ADCC ECTrials77KG8F2023
43759Kade TsitosWPts: 5x0ADCC ECTrials77KG4F2023
43763Oliver TazaOliver TazaWPts: 3x0ADCC ECTrials77KGSF2023
43765Nicky RyanNicky RyanWReferee DecisionADCC ECTrials77KGF2023
45344Felipe PortoWShoulder lockAtlanta FNGO79KG4F2023
45345Lucas BritoWRNCAtlanta FNGO79KGSF2023
45347Luiz PauloLuiz PauloWPts: 0x0, AdvAtlanta FNGO79KGF2023
45771Lucas BritoWPts: 4x0NoGi World79KGR12023
46441Youngseung ChoYoungseung ChoWArmbarEuropean Open76KG8F2024
46445Pedro LeonardoWReferee DecisionEuropean Open76KG4F2024
46447Pablo LavaselliPablo LavaselliWPts: 2x0European Open76KGSF2024
46449Espen MathiesenEspen MathiesenWPts: 0x0, AdvEuropean Open76KGF2024
46828Ivan HerreraWShoulder lockWNO 2277KGSPF2024
49425Michael ArrietaWChoke from backAtlanta SPO82KGSF2024
49426Vitor HenriqueWPts: 7x0Atlanta SPO82KGF2024
49440Jefferson NascimentoWChoke from backAtlanta SPOABS4F2024
50386Mathias LunaMathias LunaWPts: 4x2World Champ.ABSR12024
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