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Felipe Bezerra

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Felipe Bezerra is a high level Brazilian judo competitor and a black belt in jiu jitsu under Bruno Barreto of Checkmat – RN (Rio Grande do Norte). Bezerra is one of the few athletes to compete in both grappling sports at the highest level, having conquered numerous medals at the Judo Nationals as well a IBJJF World and Pan American titles.

Felipe Bezerra Jiu Jitsu

Full Name: Felipe Augusto Farias Bezerra

Nickname: n/a

Lineage: Mitsuyo Maeda > C. Gracie > H. Gracie > Chico Mansur > José Neto > Bruno Barreto > Felipe Bezerra

Main Achievements:

  • 1st Place CBJJ Brazilian Nationals (2018)
  • 2nd Place CBJJ Brazilian Nationals (2019)

Main Achievements (Colored Belts):

  • 1st Place IBJJF World Championship (2016 brown)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Pans Championship (2016 brown)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Curitiba Open (2016 brown)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Curitiba No-Gi Open (2016 brown)
  • 1st Place UAEJJF Brazil National Pro (2015** brown)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF World Championship (2015 purple)
  • 2nd Place UAEJJF Grand Slam, RJ (2016 brown)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF Pan Championshipship (2015 purple)
  • 3rd Place CBJJ Brazilian Nationals (2015 purple)
  • 3rd Place UAEJJF Abu Dhabi Pro (2016 brown)

* Absolute
** Weight and absolute

Favorite Position/Technique: Kata Guruma

Weight Division: Peso Pesadíssimo (+100 kg / 221 lbs)

Team/Association: Checkmat JJ

Felipe Bezerra Biography

Felipe Bezerra was born on June 11, 1991 in Natal, a city located in the northeastern Brazilian state of Rio Grande do Norte.

Playing sports became part of Bezerra’s life from his early childhood. The first activity Felipe felt truly passionate about was judo, a martial art he picked up at the age of 9 carrying it on to his adulthood. While developing into a strong competitor on Brazil’s national judo circuit, at the age of 19 Felipe earned his black belt in the Japanese grappling style.

His success on the mats led to a Junior National and South American titles (2007) as well as a University circuit championship title and numerous medals as a senior athlete at the Brazilian Nationals.

It was in trying to improve his ground game for judo that Felipe started training jiu jitsu. He was 14 years old when he joined Bruno Barreto’s jiu jitsu academy in Natal- RN. A former student of the illustrious “Netinho” (José Andrade Silva Neto), Barreto guided Felipe through all belts, including his black belt, a promotion that took place on December 2016.

While running a successful career as a judo competitor Bezerra has also kept a fantastic jiu jitsu streak, challenging himself in both sports to the highest level. He is the only athlete of his generation to reach that level in these two activities simultaneously.

Felipe Bezerra Grappling Record

29 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    16 (55%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    6 (21%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    2 (7%)
  • BY DECISION
    2 (7%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    1 (3%)
  • BY DQ
    1 (3%)

2 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Americana
50
1
#86e620
Bread cutter
50
1
2
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
23 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    8 (35%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    2 (9%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    7 (30%)
  • BY DECISION
    6 (26%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

7 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
Arm in Ezekiel
29
2
#86e620
Armbar
14
1
#5AD3D1
Toe hold
14
1
#d1212a
Shoulder pressure
14
1
#fad11b
Armlock
14
1
#f58822
Kneebar
14
1
7
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Felipe Bezerra Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
11877Wiliam MartinsLPointsGS NordesteABSF2017
12096Mahamed AlyMahamed AlyLArm in EzekielPan AmericanABS8F2017
12239Dany GerardDany GerardLReferee DecisionPan American100KG4F2017
13027Tanner RiceTanner RiceLPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Champ.ABS8F2017
13204James PuopoloJames PuopoloLArmbarWorld Champ.O100KG8F2017
16593Alex AparecidoLToe holdWorld Champ.O100KG8F2018
20339Eduardo LopesEduardo LopesLShoulder pressureBrasileiroO100KGF2019
20352Eduardo LopesEduardo LopesLReferee DecisionBrasileiroABSR32019
20698R. EvangelistaR. EvangelistaLArm in EzekielWorld Champ.O100KGSF2019
21353Vinicius TratorVinicius TratorLReferee DecisionF2W 122100KGSPF2019
21481Max GimenisMax GimenisLReferee DecisionF2W 123124KGSPF2019
21682Victor HugoVictor HugoLPts: 4x0Grand Slam LA120KG4F2019
21686Gustavo DiasGustavo DiasLPts: 4x0Grand Slam LA120KGRPC2019
21744Gustavo BatistaGustavo BatistaLReferee DecisionF2W 12697KGSPF2019
22351Eduardo AvelarEduardo AvelarLAdvSouth American NGABSSF2019
24742Erich MunisErich MunisLPts: 7x0Grand Slam RJ120KG4F2020
24749Erich MunisErich MunisLArmlockGrand Slam RJ120KG3RD2020
25998Guthierry BarbosaGuthierry BarbosaLPts: 2x0Copa Podio98KGRR2021
26014Pedro LucasLPts: 2x0Copa Podio98KGSF2021
26419Yatan BuenoYatan BuenoLPts: 5x5SA Cont. Pro120KGF2021
26471Patrick GaudioPatrick GaudioLKneebarSA Cont. ProHWA4F2021
29097Herico HesleyLPts: 2x1BRA Qualifiers120KGR12021
32263Rodrigo RibeiroRodrigo RibeiroLReferee DecisionGrand Slam AD120KG4F2022
11874Rene P.WAmericanaGS Nordeste100KGF2017
11875UnknownWPointsGS NordesteABS4F2017
11876UnknownWPointsGS NordesteABSSF2017
12234Alexandro CeconiWPts: 2x0Pan American100KG8F2017
13017Guilherme AugustoGuilherme AugustoWPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Champ.ABSR12017
16282Herico HesleyWReferee DecisionBrasileiroO100KG4F2018
16283Otavio NalatiWPointsBrasileiroO100KGSF2018
16285Otavio SerafimWBread cutterBrasileiroO100KGF2018
20334Guilherme CordiviolaGuilherme CordiviolaWInjuryBrasileiroO100KG4F2019
20337Otavio NalatiWPts: 3x0BrasileiroO100KGSF2019
20342Paulo DantasWPts: 2x0BrasileiroABSR22019
20692Jimmy LugoWPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Champ.O100KGR12019
20693Victor HonorioVictor HonorioWPts: 2x2, AdvWorld Champ.O100KG4F2019
22343Bruno NahasWPenSouth American NGO97KG4F2019
22344Kitner MouraWPts: 0x0, AdvSouth American NGO97KGSF2019
22345Wanderson SantosWDQSouth American NGO97KGF2019
22347Lucas AlvesLucas AlvesWPts: 0x0, AdvSouth American NGABS4F2019
22350Gabriel LimaWAdvSouth American NGABSSF2019
24738Cleyton FloresWPts: 4x3Grand Slam RJ120KG8F2020
24746Rafael MiyanishiWPts: 7x0Grand Slam RJ120KGRPC2020
24748Anderson MunisAnderson MunisWReferee DecisionGrand Slam RJ120KGRPC2020
26002Leon BritoLeon BritoWPts: 2x0Copa Podio98KGRR2021
26013Rodrigo FajardoRodrigo FajardoWPts: 7x0Copa Podio98KGRR2021
26017Leon BritoLeon BritoWPointsCopa Podio98KG3RD2021
26416Igor SchneiderIgor SchneiderWPts: 2x1SA Cont. Pro120KG4F2021
26418Anderson MunisAnderson MunisWPts: 3x1SA Cont. Pro120KGSF2021
32259Anton MinenkoWPts: 4x3Grand Slam AD120KGR12022
32268Guilherme BachaGuilherme BachaWPts: 3x2Grand Slam AD120KGRPC2022
32270Yatan BuenoYatan BuenoWPts: 6x3Grand Slam AD120KG3RD2022

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