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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

18 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    6 (33%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    6 (33%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    2 (11%)
  • BY DECISION
    1 (6%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    1 (6%)
  • BY DQ
    1 (6%)

2 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Americana
50
1
#86e620
Bread cutter
50
1
2
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
15 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    3 (20%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    2 (13%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    5 (33%)
  • BY DECISION
    5 (33%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

5 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
Arm in Ezekiel
40
2
#86e620
Armbar
20
1
#5AD3D1
Toe hold
20
1
#d1212a
Shoulder pressure
20
1
5
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Felipe Bezerra Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
11826Wiliam MartinsLPointsGS NordesteABSF2017
12045Mahamed AlyMahamed AlyLArm in EzekielPan AmericanABS8F2017
12188Dany GerardDany GerardLReferee DecisionPan American100KG4F2017
12973Tanner RiceTanner RiceLPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Champ.ABS8F2017
13150James PuopoloJames PuopoloLArmbarWorld Champ.O100KG8F2017
16499Alex AparecidoLToe holdWorld Champ.O100KG8F2018
20130Eduardo LopesEduardo LopesLShoulder pressureBrasileiroO100KGF2019
20143Eduardo LopesEduardo LopesLReferee DecisionBrasileiroABSR32019
20481R. EvangelistaR. EvangelistaLArm in EzekielWorld Champ.O100KGSF2019
21109Vinicius TratorVinicius TratorLReferee DecisionF2W Pro 122100KGSPF2019
21234Max GimenisMax GimenisLReferee DecisionF2W Pro 123124KGSPF2019
21427Victor HugoVictor HugoLPts: 4x0Grand Slam LA120KG4F2019
21431Gustavo DiasGustavo DiasLPts: 4x0Grand Slam LA120KGRPC2019
21480Gustavo BatistaGustavo BatistaLReferee DecisionF2W Pro 12697KGSPF2019
22043Eduardo AvelarEduardo AvelarLAdvSouth American NGABSSF2019
11823Rene P.WAmericanaGS Nordeste100KGF2017
11824UnknownWPointsGS NordesteABS4F2017
11825UnknownWPointsGS NordesteABSSF2017
12183Alexandro CeconiWPts: 2x0Pan American100KG8F2017
12963Guilherme AugustoGuilherme AugustoWPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Champ.ABSR12017
16191Herico HesleyWReferee DecisionBrasileiroO100KG4F2018
16192Otavio NalatiWPointsBrasileiroO100KGSF2018
16194Otavio SerafimWBread cutterBrasileiroO100KGF2018
20125Guilherme CordiviolaGuilherme CordiviolaWInjuryBrasileiroO100KG4F2019
20128Otavio NalatiWPts: 3x0BrasileiroO100KGSF2019
20133Paulo DantasWPts: 2x0BrasileiroABSR22019
20475Jimmy LugoWPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Champ.O100KGR12019
20476Victor HonorioVictor HonorioWPts: 2x2, AdvWorld Champ.O100KG4F2019
22035Bruno NahasWPenSouth American NGO97KG4F2019
22036Kitner MouraWPts: 0x0, AdvSouth American NGO97KGSF2019
22037Wanderson SantosWDQSouth American NGO97KGF2019
22039Lucas AlvesLucas AlvesWPts: 0x0, AdvSouth American NGABS4F2019
22042Gabriel LimaWAdvSouth American NGABSSF2019

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