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Frank Rosenthal

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Frank Rosenthal is a Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt under Doug Pelinkovic, who also worked extensively with John Danaher and Carl Massaro, being a product of the Renzo Gracie Academy network. Rosenthal made his name while competing in the no-gi, submission-only competitive circuit where he conquered well-respected events such as the RISE and Onnit Invitational tournaments.

Frank Rosenthal Jiu-Jitsu

Full Name: Frank Rosenthal

Nickname: N/A

Lineage: Mitsuyo Maeda > Carlos Gracie (Senior) > Helio Gracie > Carlos Gracie Junior > Renzo Gracie > John Danaher > Doug Pelinkovic > Frank Rosenthal

Main Achievements:

  • 1st Place RISE Invitational 3 (2018)
  • 1st Place RISE Invitational 4 (2018)
  • 1st Place ONNIT Invitational 8 (2018)

Main Achievements (Colored Belts):

  • 1st Place ADCC Nationals (2014 purple)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF Pans NoGi (2012 purple)
  • 2nd Place UWW Asia Open (2018 brown)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF New York Open (2011 blue)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF Pans NoGi (2011 blue)

Favorite Position/Technique: RNC

Weight Division: Peso Pluma (64,00 kg / 141.5 lbs)

Team/Association: Renzo Gracie Academy

Frank Rosenthal Biography

Frank Rosenthal was born on October 12, 1990, in New City, New York, United States of America.

Rosenthal’s interest in grappling started during high-school, a curiosity that led Frank to enroll in the East Stroudsburg University’s wrestling team when he attended the school to study Physical Education. It was also around that same time that his good friend Eric Sherman, a jiu-jitsu blue belt, showed Rosenthal an armbar, sparking the New Yorker’s curiosity for BJJ.

After his graduation from ESU (2013), Frank returned to New York where he joined the jiu-jitsu class of a Renzo Gracie Academy affiliate led by coach Carl Massaro, the man who would promote Rosenthal all the way to brown belt.

While looking to grow as a professional grappling competitor, Rosenthal sought to train with a range of coaches within the RGA network, finding in Doug Pelinkovic and John Danaher, two of his mentors. His development also presented Frank with a coaching opportunity, an activity he started at the Renzo Gracie Bayside (RGA affiliate) as a brown belt.

Frank’s outstanding work as an athlete and coach would facilitate his promotion to black belt on September 24, 2018. A ceremony attended by Renzo Gracie, John Danaher, and Doug Pelinkovic.

Frank Rosenthal Grappling Record

14 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    1 (7%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    0 (0%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    7 (50%)
  • BY DECISION
    0 (0%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY EBI/OT
    6 (43%)

7 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Outside heel hook
57
4
#86e620
Heel hook
14
1
#5AD3D1
RNC
14
1
#d1212a
Armbar
14
1
7
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
5 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    3 (60%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    0 (0%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    1 (20%)
  • BY DECISION
    1 (20%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

1 SUBMISSION LOSSES

#214eb8
Cross face
100
1
1
(100%) SUBMISSION

Frank Rosenthal Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
18038Paulo MiyaoPaulo MiyaoLPts: 10x1Kasai Pro 465KGR12018
18048Augusto MendesAugusto MendesLPts: 9x0Kasai Pro 465KG3RD2018
18415Brandon WalenskyBrandon WalenskyLPts: 4x2NoGi Worlds67KGR12018
20503J. SkinnerLReferee DecisionGrappleFest 570KGSPF2019
21248Joao MiyaoJoao MiyaoLCross faceGrappleFest 665KGSPF2019
15769Zach MaslanyWOutside heel hookKasai Pro 270KGSPF2018
15787Chad GeorgeWEBI/OTPilgrim Inv.70KGSPF2018
17521Nick ManelaWArmbarRISE 365KG4F2018
17522Julien BannerWEBI/OTRISE 365KGSF2018
17524Mike DavilaWEBI/OTRISE 365KGF2018
17525Christian MedinaWOutside heel hookRISE 461KGSF2018
17526Rey ReyWHeel hookRISE 461KGF2018
17528Jimmy SantiagoWOutside heel hookRISE 5N/ASPF2018
17849Ricky LuleWEBI/OTOnnit Inv. 961KGSPF2018
18044Geo MartinezGeo MartinezWPts: 1x0Kasai Pro 465KGR32018
18558Marvin CastelleWEBI/OTOnnit Inv. 1070KGSPF2018
18692Jay ButtlerWRNCBattle GrappleN/ASPF2019
20625Carlos RosadoWEBI/OTRise Invitational65KGSPF2019
23066Brent SmithWOutside heel hookSUG68KGSPF2020
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