Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Team History, Fighter Stats, Biographies and News

BJJ Fanatics Instructionals
BJJ Fanatics Instructionals

Gabriel Almeida

,
15.31K 1
Marcelo Garcia Instructional

Gabriel Almeida is a Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt under Ricardo and Leonardo Vieira, having also worked extensively with Eduardo Flexa while being a representative of the Checkmat team in the sport’s international circuit. Almeida earned the reputation of being one of the top competitors of his generation by conquering medals in important events such as the International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation (IBJJF) World, Pans, and European Championships as well as United Arab Emirates Jiu-Jitsu Federation (UAEJJF) Abu Dhabi Pro.

Gabriel Almeida Jiu-Jitsu

Full Name: Gabriel Salles Muniz Almeida

Nickname: Gabriel is often referenced as “Todd”, the byname started being used by Almeida’s first coach, Mr. Eduardo Flexa, right at the start of his BJJ training. The reason for the nickname came from Gabriel beginning his BJJ tuition together with his cousin Raphael, the two sharing very similar features, being mistaken as brothers. Gabriel and Raphael were also raised Catholic, and were known as regular churchgoers; given these characteristics coach Flexa (who was known for handing nicknames to all his students) compared the two cousins to The Simpsons characters, Rod and Todd, sons of Ned Flanders. The nickname carried on through Almeida’s career from then on.

Lineage: Carlos Gracie > Hélio Gracie > Rolls Gracie > Romero Cavalcanti > Rico Vieira/Leo Vieira > Gabriel Almeida

Main Achievements:

  • 1st Place ADCC São Paulo Trials (2019)
  • 1st Place IBJJF American Nationals NOGI (2020**)
  • 1st Place SJJIF World Championship (2019)
  • 1st Place UAEJJF Grand Slam, MIA (2020)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF European Open (2019)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF American Nationals (2020*)
  • 2nd Place SJJIF World Championship (2018)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF Pan Championship (2020)

Main Achievements (Colored Belts):

  • 1st Place IBJJF World Championship (2014 blue)
  • 1st Place ACBJJ World Championship (2018 brown)
  • 1st Place UAEJJF Abu Dhabi World Pro (2014 blue, 2018 brown)
  • 1st Place CBJJ Brazilian No-Gi Nationals (2014/2016 purple, 2017 brown)
  • 1st Place IBJJF European No-Gi Open (2017 brown)
  • 1st Place ACBJJ European Open (2018** brown)
  • 1st Place IBJJF American Nationals (2018** brown)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF World Championship (2017 brown)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF European Open (2018 brown)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF Pans Championship (2014 Blue, 2016 purple)
  • 2nd Place CBJJ Brazilian Nationals (2017 brown)
  • 2nd Place CBJJ Brazilian No-Gi Nationals (2017* brown)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF American Nationals (2018 brown)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF Pans No-Gi Championship (2018 brown)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF World Championship (2017*/2018 brown)
  • 3rd Place UAEJJF Abu Dhabi World Pro (2017 brown)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF Pans Championship (2014* Blue)
  • 3rd Place CBJJ Brazilian Nationals (2015** purple)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF American Nationals (2018* brown)

* Absolute
** Weight and Absolute

Favorite Position/Technique: Single Leg X

Weight Division: Meio Pesado (88,30 kg / 195.0 lbs)

Team/Association: Checkmat

Gabriel Almeida Biography

Gabriel Almeida was born on June 4, 1992, in Niteroi, a well-known city in southeast Brazil, connected to Rio de Janeiro by a bridge across Guanabara Bay.

During his teenage years, Almeida’s fascination for jiu-jitsu led him to sign on to a grappling gym, Eduardo Flexa being his very first instructor and the man who graded Gabriel with his blue belt.

An outstanding student from the get-go, Almeida’s path became somewhat of an uncommon one in this sport. After coach Eduardo Flexa realized Gabriel’s tremendous potential for grappling and that his small gym was not suited to explore his athleticism to the fullest, he helped and incentivized his student to find a suitable home for progress. They found it in Fight Zone Rio de Janeiro (Checkmat) with Ricardo “Rico” Vieira (an honorable gesture reported by BJJ Heroes in 2014, in the piece “Being a Master“).

From the time he joined Checkmat, Almeida’s accomplishments stacked up, with medals in our sport’s biggest events, both in the International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation (IBJJF) and the United Arab Emirates Jiu-Jitsu Federation (UAEJJF). The two most important governing bodies in BJJ.

With his path closely followed by 3 of the world’s best, Rico and Leonardo Vieira as well as one of the senior Checkmat team members, Thiago Sá, it didn’t come as a surprise when Almeida was accepted by the Rising Stars BJJ scholarship program (May 2018). The initiative aimed to help 5 of the sport’s rising stars in the colored belt divisions, by giving them high-level coaching, a residence, food, and an opportunity to earn a living from competing. Almeida was selected from a list of over 1000 candidates and became one of the program’s most familiar faces.

The intense schedule put forward by Rising Stars bore fruit, and on October 13, 2018, Gabriel Almeida was promoted to black belt by his longtime coaches Rico and Leo Vieira.

Gabriel Almeida Grappling Record

57 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    12 (21%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    3 (5%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    31 (54%)
  • BY DECISION
    9 (16%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    1 (2%)
  • BY EBI/OT
    1 (2%)

31 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Heel hook
13
4
#86e620
Armbar
13
4
#5AD3D1
Katagatame
13
4
#d1212a
Choke from back
10
3
#fad11b
Kneebar
10
3
#f58822
Anaconda choke
6
2
#224aba
Footlock
6
2
#ff9124
Reverse triangle
3
1
#bf1f6c
Toe hook
3
1
#22c9a5
Darce choke
3
1
#fad223
Toe hold
3
1
#03861f
Omoplata
3
1
#039a1f
Mounted X choke
3
1
#03b41f
Guillotine
3
1
#03c61f
Arm in Ezekiel
3
1
#03d61f
RNC
3
1
31
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
28 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    9 (32%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    1 (4%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    13 (46%)
  • BY DECISION
    4 (14%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY EBI/OT
    1 (4%)

13 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
Armbar
23
3
#86e620
Botinha
8
1
#5AD3D1
Straight ankle lock
8
1
#d1212a
Inside heel hook
8
1
#fad11b
Kimura
8
1
#f58822
Katagatame
8
1
#224aba
Guillotine
8
1
#ff9124
Triangle
8
1
#bf1f6c
50/50 armbar
8
1
#22c9a5
Short choke
8
1
#fad223
Outside heel hook
8
1
13
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Gabriel Almeida Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
17985Manuel RibamarManuel RibamarLPointsSJJIF Worlds88KGF2018
18094Josh HingerJosh HingerLKatagatameLong Beach Open88KGF2018
18100Josh HingerJosh HingerLGuillotineLong Beach OpenABSSF2018
18305Felipe CesarFelipe CesarLPointsNY Fall OpenABSSF2018
18312Devhonte JohnsonDevhonte JohnsonLPts: 0x0, AdvNY Fall NGOABSSF2018
18557Murilo SantanaMurilo SantanaLTriangleNoGi Worlds85KGR22018
18829Rudson MateusRudson MateusLArmbarEuropean Open88KGF2019
19343Vinicius TratorVinicius TratorLPts: 1x0Elite Grappling 3ABSR12019
19917Igor SousaLPts: 4x2WP BR Qualifier85KG4F2019
20534Nisar LoynabNisar LoynabL50/50 armbarWorld Champ.88KGR22019
20718Manuel RibamarManuel RibamarLReferee DecisionF2W 11583KGSPF2019
20868Kyle BoehmKyle BoehmLEBI/OTSubversiv 292KGSPF2019
21692Josh HingerJosh HingerLShort chokeADCC88KGR12019
22240Rafael VasconcelosRafael VasconcelosLReferee DecisionLong Beach OpenABSSF2019
22510Devhonte JohnsonDevhonte JohnsonLPts: 11x0NYC Fall NGOABS4F2019
22710Manuel RibamarManuel RibamarLPts: 2x0NoGi Worlds85KGF2019
22926Bruno LimaBruno LimaLPts: 10x4European Open88KG4F2020
23573Alexandre RibeiroAlexandre RibeiroLArmbarF2W 14591KGSPF2020
23596Fellipe AndrewFellipe AndrewLOutside heel hook3CG Kumite IVABSSF2020
23674Fellipe AndrewFellipe AndrewLBotinhaSUBVERSIVABS3RD2020
23705Roberto JimenezRoberto JimenezLStraight ankle lockKumite 6ABSSF2020
23803Andre GoisAndre GoisLReferee DecisionGrand Slam MIA85KG4F2020
23952Otavio SousaOtavio SousaLPts: 2x0Pan American88KGSF2020
24156Vagner RochaVagner RochaLInside heel hookF2W 15783KGSPF2020
24326Jake WatsonJake WatsonLPts: 4x2American Nats88KGSF2020
24351Joao RochaJoao RochaLArmbarAmerican NatsABSF2020
24749Pedro MarinhoPedro MarinhoLReferee DecisionF2W 16084KGSPF2021
24960Rafael LovatoRafael LovatoLKimuraF2W 166N/ASPF2021
17984Vinny MoraesWMounted X chokeSJJIF Worlds88KGSF2018
18089Daniel HamptonWKneebarLong Beach Open88KG4F2018
18093Gianni CrivelloWPts: 6x4Long Beach Open88KGSF2018
18301Michael ZaniniWN/ANY Fall Open88KGSF2018
18302Diogo SampaioDiogo SampaioWPts: 2x2, AdvNY Fall Open88KGF2018
18303Nisar LoynabNisar LoynabWPointsNY Fall OpenABS4F2018
18309Gilvan CostaWN/ANY Fall NGOABS4F2018
18556Victor RodriguesWGuillotineNoGi Worlds85KGR12018
18821Daniel HamptonWArm in EzekielEuropean Open88KGR12019
18823Lucas BarbosaLucas BarbosaWReferee DecisionEuropean Open88KG4F2019
18827Henrique CardosoHenrique CardosoWFootlockEuropean Open88KGSF2019
18928Raoul AudhoeWKatagatameWAR SKC2ABSR12019
18930Jack TyleyWRNCWAR SKC2ABS4F2019
18932Ville HeikkonenWAnaconda chokeWAR SKC2ABSSF2019
18933Hygor BritoHygor BritoWEBI/OTWAR SKC2ABSF2019
19633Alexandre JesusAlexandre JesusWHeel hookADCC SP Trials88KGR12019
19635Anderson FerreiraWHeel hookADCC SP Trials88KGR22019
19637Absolao PerezWHeel hookADCC SP Trials88KGR32019
19639N/AWHeel hookADCC SP Trials88KG4F2019
19642Elias SilverioWPts: 6x0ADCC SP Trials88KGSF2019
19643Valdir AraujoValdir AraujoWReferee DecisionADCC SP Trials88KGF2019
22229Samir AbdolkaderWKneebarLong Beach Open88KGSF2019
22230G. OliveiraWReverse triangleLong Beach Open88KGF2019
22238Johnny TamaJohnny TamaWReferee DecisionLong Beach OpenABS4F2019
22303Mateo TenzeraWArmbarSJJIF Worlds88KGSF2019
22305Ronaldo JuniorRonaldo JuniorWPts: 2x0SJJIF Worlds88KGF2019
22320Rafael VasconcelosRafael VasconcelosWPointsSJJIF World NG92KGF2019
22503Lucas MattosWPointsNYC Fall NGO91KGSF2019
22504Todd MueckenheimWPts: 0x0, AdvNYC Fall NGO91KGF2019
22507Benjamin SilvaWPointsNYC Fall NGOABSR12019
22702Jake WatsonJake WatsonWAnaconda chokeNoGi Worlds85KGR12019
22708Rafael PaganiniRafael PaganiniWPts: 2x0NoGi Worlds85KGSF2019
22921Sean CoatesWChoke from backEuropean Open88KGR12020
23502Roberto JimenezRoberto JimenezWReferee DecisionF2W 14084KGSPF2020
23595Guilherme AugustoGuilherme AugustoWReferee Decision3CG Kumite IVABS4F2020
23648Manuel RibamarManuel RibamarWReferee DecisionF2W 14993KGSPF2020
23658Ramiro LeonWKatagatameSUBVERSIVABSR12020
23670Fellipe TrovoFellipe TrovoWReferee DecisionSUBVERSIVABSSF2020
23703Fellipe TrovoFellipe TrovoWPointsKumite 6ABS4F2020
23717Romulo BarralRomulo BarralWReferee DecisionF2W 15291KGSPF2020
23798Trey PaceWChoke from backGrand Slam MIA85KGR12020
23808Carlos SouzaWPts: 4x4, PenGrand Slam MIA85KGRPC2020
23810Felipe SilvaWArmbarGrand Slam MIA85KGRPC2020
23811Matheus OliveiraWChoke from backGrand Slam MIA85KG3RD2020
23944Matheus OliveiraWKatagatamePan American88KGR12020
23950Henrique SilvaWToe hookPan American88KG4F2020
24064Rob LeMasneyWDarce chokeSubversiv 481KGR12020
24322Vinicius WongWArmbarAmerican Nats88KG4F2020
24342Estevan GarciaWPts: 20x0American NatsABS8F2020
24347Jose TorresWArmbarAmerican NatsABS4F2020
24350Guilherme CordiviolaGuilherme CordiviolaWToe holdAmerican NatsABSSF2020
24369Nathan BarretoWKatagatameAmerican NGN91KGSF2020
24371Rodrigo MartinsWKneebarAmerican NGN91KGF2020
24382Kevin CaseyWFootlockAmerican NGNABSR12020
24385Guilherme CordiviolaGuilherme CordiviolaWPts: 2x2, AdvAmerican NGNABS4F2020
24390Rida HaisamRida HaisamWReferee DecisionAmerican NGNABSSF2020
24391David GarmoDavid GarmoWOmoplataAmerican NGNABSF2020

Gabriel Almeida vs Abdulbari Guseinov

High Percentage Chokes  Instructional by Lachlan Giles

One Comment

Leave A Reply

Your email address will not be published.

tag....