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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

41 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    21 (51%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    4 (10%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    12 (29%)
  • BY DECISION
    4 (10%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

12 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Armbar
25
3
#86e620
RNC
17
2
#5AD3D1
Shoulder lock
17
2
#d1212a
Toe hold
17
2
#fad11b
Straight ankle lock
8
1
#f58822
Choke from back
8
1
#224aba
Triangle
8
1
12
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
10 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    3 (30%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    0 (0%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    6 (60%)
  • BY DECISION
    1 (10%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

6 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
Katagatame
33
2
#86e620
Cross choke
17
1
#5AD3D1
Submission
17
1
#d1212a
RNC
17
1
#fad11b
Botinha
17
1
6
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Elijah Dorsey Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
33790Enderson DiasEnderson DiasLBotinhaOrlando SMOABS8F2022
35224Pablo LavaselliPablo LavaselliLReferee DecisionAtlanta FO76KGSF2022
35248Fellipe AndrewFellipe AndrewLKatagatameAtlanta FOABSF2022
37256Andy MurasakiAndy MurasakiLKatagatameEuropean Open76KGSF2023
37901Johnatha AlvesJohnatha AlvesLPts: 15x0IBJJF GP76KGSF2023
38450Natan ChuengNatan ChuengLPts: 2x0Pan American76KG4F2023
40333Pedro MaiaPedro MaiaLCross chokeWorld Champ.76KG8F2023
42029Oliver TazaOliver TazaLSubmissionADCC Arizona76KGF2023
42984Natan ChuengNatan ChuengLPts: 1x0ADGS Miami77KGR12023
45682Tommy LangakerTommy LangakerLRNCNoGi World79KGR22023
33762Kevin MahechaKevin MahechaWPts: 4x2Orlando SMO76KG4F2022
33765Marcus PhelanMarcus PhelanWArmbarOrlando SMO76KGSF2022
33766Israel SousaIsrael SousaWReferee DecisionOrlando SMO76KGF2022
33786Ricardo RezendeRicardo RezendeWPts: 2x0Orlando SMOABSR12022
35241Jae McIntoshWPts: 5x0Atlanta FOABSR12022
35245Clay MayfieldWPts: 6x0Atlanta FOABS4F2022
35246Emilio HernandezEmilio HernandezWToe holdAtlanta FOABSSF2022
37241Sean WhyteWRNCEuropean Open76KGR12023
37248Marcio AndreMarcio AndreWPts: 6x4European Open76KGR22023
37251Max LindbladMax LindbladWPts: 0x0, AdvEuropean Open76KG4F2023
37904Carlos HenriqueCarlos HenriqueWPts: 5x2IBJJF GP76KG3RD2023
38449Fabricio BarbarottiFabricio BarbarottiWPts: 0x0, AdvPan American76KG8F2023
40331Leon LarmanLeon LarmanWPts: 5x0World Champ.76KGR12023
41630Sean WhiteWStraight ankle lockOrlando SMO76KGSF2023
41632Kevin MahechaKevin MahechaWToe holdOrlando SMO76KGF2023
41652Jorge BarbaWChoke from backOrlando SMOABS4F2023
41657Dayvison CaladoWArmbarOrlando SMOABSSF2023
42019Aaron WilsonWPts: 6x0ADCC Arizona76KGR12023
42022Joshua DawsonWPts: 7x0ADCC Arizona76KG8F2023
42025Derek RayfieldWPts: 2x0ADCC Arizona76KG4F2023
42027Michael LieraMichael LieraWPts: 7x0ADCC Arizona76KGSF2023
42522Clay DobsonWPts: 12x0ADCC Chicago76KG8F2023
42525Zach CothrenWPts: 10x0ADCC Chicago76KG4F2023
42527Michael LieraMichael LieraWReferee DecisionADCC Chicago76KGSF2023
42529Kevin BeuhringWPts: 11x0ADCC Chicago76KGF2023
43638Jayden GronerWPts: 9x0ADCC ECTrials77KGR12023
43655Ricardo PenaWTriangleADCC ECTrials77KGR22023
43663Andrew SolanoWPts: 3x0ADCC ECTrials77KGR42023
43670Bobby WintherWPts: 3x0ADCC ECTrials77KG8F2023
43674Kade TsitosWPts: 5x0ADCC ECTrials77KG4F2023
43678Oliver TazaOliver TazaWPts: 3x0ADCC ECTrials77KGSF2023
43680Nicky RyanNicky RyanWReferee DecisionADCC ECTrials77KGF2023
45249Felipe PortoWShoulder lockAtlanta FNGO79KG4F2023
45250Lucas BritoWRNCAtlanta FNGO79KGSF2023
45252Luiz PauloLuiz PauloWPts: 0x0, AdvAtlanta FNGO79KGF2023
45674Lucas BritoWPts: 4x0NoGi World79KGR12023
46331Youngseung ChoYoungseung ChoWArmbarEuropean Open76KG8F2024
46335Pedro LeonardoWReferee DecisionEuropean Open76KG4F2024
46337Pablo LavaselliPablo LavaselliWPts: 2x0European Open76KGSF2024
46339Espen MathiesenEspen MathiesenWPts: 0x0, AdvEuropean Open76KGF2024
46718Ivan HerreraWShoulder lockWNO 2277KGSPF2024
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