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Evandro Nunes

Evandro Nunes

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Evandro Nunes is a Brazilian jiu jitsu black belt under Márcio Barão, being regarded as one of the most talented grapplers of his generation, both with and without the gi, having earned important medals in tournaments such as the World No-Gi Championship, Pan American Championship, Abu Dhabi Grand Slam, American Nationals and numerous others. Nunes is also known for his unique style of jiu jitsu never working for points and instead always committing to the submission against all his opponents.

Evandro Nunes Jiu Jitsu

Full Name: Evandro Nunes

Nickname: n/a

Lineage: Mitsuyo Maeda > Carlos Gracie Sr > Carlos G. Jr > Ryan Gracie > Márcio Barão > Evandro Nunes

Main Achievements:

  • IBJJF Worlds No-Gi Champion (2013 brown)
  • Gracie Nationals Gi Champion (2015 absolute)
  • NAGA – Las Vegas Ultra Heavy Champion (2015)
  • NAGA – Las Vegas Ultra Heavy No-Gi Champion (2015)
  • Gracie Nationals Gi Champion (2015)
  • Gracie Nationals No-Gi Champion (2015)
  • Gracie Nationals Super Fight Champion (2015)
  • Gracie Worlds Super Fight Champion (2015)
  • IBJJF Miami Open Champion (2013 brown)
  • IBJJF American Nationals No-Gi Champion (2013 brown weight + absolute)
  • IBJJF American Nationals Gi Champion (2013 brown)
  • IBJJF Las Vegas Summer Champion (2013 brown weight)
  • IBJJF American Nationals No-Gi 2nd Place (2015)
  • UAEJJF Abu Dhabi Grand Slam Los Angeles 3rd Place (2015)
  • IBJJF American Nationals 3rd Place (2015 absolute)
  • IBJJF Pan Jiu-Jitsu Championship 3rd Place (2015)
  • IBJJF Las Vegas Summer 3rd Place (2013 brown absolute)
  • IBJJF Worlds Gi 3rd Place (2013 brown)
  • IBJJF Brazil Nat 3rd Place (2013 brown)
  • IBJJF Worlds No-Gi 3rd Place (2013 brown absolute)
  • IBJJF Miami 3rd Place (2013 brown absolute)

Favorite Position/Technique: Triangle

Weight Division: Super Pesado (- 100kg/221lbs)

Team/Association: Gracie Jiu Jitsu

Evandro Nunes Biography

Evandro Nunes was born on the 12th of June 1990, in São Bernardo do Campo – state of São Paulo, Brazil. Growing up he moved several times inside state lines, living in places such as Santo André, São Caetano, finally settling in Ribeirão Preto where his jiu jitsu initiation began.

Growing up Evandro’s steps in life were closely guided by his father, a figure of tremendous influence in Nunes’ upbringing who instilled in him strong moral values. These same values led Evandro to have more physical confrontations than most teenagers, as he would often jump in a situation that he perceived to be unjust.

Shortly after his 14th birthday Evandro took part in a street altercation where an older and larger man headbutted Nunes in the nose, flattening the teenager. This moment changed the youngster as it pushed him to seek mixed martial arts (MMA) training to prepare himself for future problems that could be headed his way.

At the MMA academy Evandro was introduced to no-gi jiu jitsu, around 2005. After some time training all the martial arts involved in the MMA training program, Nunes started giving preference to grappling, feeling more apt on the ground against his training partners. It was also around this time that he started researching Royce Gracie and the early Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). Later discovering Gracie’s in Action and the famous Gracie Challenge matches becoming very curious about “pure” jiu jitsu.

His quest for jiu jitsu led Evandro to the doorstep of Márcio Barão’s academy, an affiliate gym of the Ryan Gracie Academy in Ribeirão Preto. it was under the guidance of coach Márcio Barão that Evandro Nunes developed the style that he is known for, always hunting for the submission, completely disregarding the point system even when competing in point based grappling tournaments. He mentioned that this philosophy was implemented by his coach from the very first tournament. In Evandro’s own words:

“I competed for the first time when I was 15 years old. I was a very skinny kid back then. I remember vividly looking around in the warm-up area and asking my coach: “Where are all the kids my age?” He replied that he “What do you mean? I signed you up in the adults division, these guys here are who you are going against.”

Evandro accepted the challenge, but did not have the slightest understanding of the rules, asking for a quick explanation, to which coach Márcio replied: “Forget about the points. You step on the mat to submit and not be submitted, anything else doesn’t matter to me”. Nunes finished the tournament in 1st place, all matches won by submission. Setting a trend that would define his sporting career. When interviewed by BJJ Heroes, Evandro mentioned that he didn’t bother learning the point system until he was a brown belt.

From when he was a white belt, Nunes always gave jiu jitsu his full attention, starting to coach as a blue belt. Instructor Márcio Barão saw his dedication and introduced Evandro to a friend who owned a gym in California, where Nunes could live solely from the martial art. Evandro Nunes moved to the United States as a brown belt, though he kept in close contact with his coach, who awarded him his black belt on December 2013.

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Cover picture by Daniel Briseno (IG: @dbrisenophoto)

Evandro Nunes Grappling Record

14 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    1 (7%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    0 (0%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    13 (93%)
  • BY DECISION
    0 (0%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

13 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Armbar
38
5
#86e620
Triangle
31
4
#5AD3D1
Submission
8
1
#d1212a
Kneebar
8
1
#fad11b
Toe hold
8
1
#f58822
Bow and arrow
8
1
13
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
12 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    8 (67%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    0 (0%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    4 (33%)
  • BY DECISION
    0 (0%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

4 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
Triangle armbar
25
1
#86e620
Toe hold
25
1
#5AD3D1
Kimura
25
1
#d1212a
Armbar
25
1
4
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Evandro Nunes Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
6580Otavio SousaOtavio SousaLPts: 10x0Pan AmericanABSR22015
6726James PuopoloJames PuopoloLPts: 9x0Pan AmericanO100KGSF2015
7440Ricardo FelicianoRicardo FelicianoLPointsAmerican Nat.O100KGF2015
7445Wellington PerotoLN/AAmerican Nat.ABSSF2015
7605Moku KahawaiLTriangle armbarMetamoris UGABSSPF2015
8051Erberth SantosErberth SantosLPts: 10x0Grand Slam LA94KGF2015
8064Erberth SantosErberth SantosLPts: 4x0Grand Slam LAABS8F2015
8244Joao AssisJoao AssisLPts: 6x2NoGi Worlds100KG4F2015
8261Patrick GaudioPatrick GaudioLToe holdNoGi WorldsABSR12015
9403Yuri SimoesYuri SimoesLPointsEBI 6ABSR12016
10678Thiago ReinaldoLKimuraSJJIF WorldsABS4F2016
10684Thomas McmahonLArmbarSJJIF Worlds94KGF2016
6717Gabriel LucasGabriel LucasWTrianglePan AmericanO100KGR12015
6722Bruno BastosBruno BastosWArmbarPan AmericanO100KG4F2015
7149Jimmy FriedrichD---Metamoris 6ABSSPF2015
7439James PuopoloJames PuopoloWPointsAmerican Nat.O100KGSF2015
7441Howon JungWSubmissionAmerican Nat.ABSR12015
7444Rodrigo FreitasRodrigo FreitasWKneebarAmerican Nat.ABS4F2015
8048Fernando MoyaWTriangleGrand Slam LA94KG4F2015
8050Faisal AlKitbeFaisal AlKitbeWTriangleGrand Slam LA94KGSF2015
8240Nicholas LiaskosWArmbarNoGi Worlds100KG8F2015
8563UnknownWArmbarGracie Nat. NoGiABS4F2015
8564UnknownWArmbarGracie Nat. NoGiABSSF2015
8565UnknownWToe holdGracie Nat. NoGiABSF2015
8566Mike ConzachiWTriangleGracie NationalsABSSF2015
8567Morgan NeidlingerWArmbarGracie NationalsABSF2015
8568Harold LucambioWBow and arrowGracie Nationals94KGF2015

Evandro Nunes feature by “The Gentle Art”

Evandro Nunes at the 2013 American Nationals (semi-final)

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