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Gabriel Almeida

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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)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF World Championship NOGI (2021*)

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

66 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    12 (18%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    3 (5%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    37 (56%)
  • BY DECISION
    12 (18%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    1 (2%)
  • BY EBI/OT
    1 (2%)

37 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Katagatame
11
4
#86e620
Heel hook
11
4
#5AD3D1
Armbar
11
4
#d1212a
Kneebar
8
3
#fad11b
Choke from back
8
3
#f58822
Choke
5
2
#224aba
Guillotine
5
2
#ff9124
Footlock
5
2
#bf1f6c
Anaconda choke
5
2
#22c9a5
Toe hold
3
1
#fad223
Omoplata
3
1
#03861f
Mounted X choke
3
1
#039a1f
Americana
3
1
#03b41f
Estima lock
3
1
#03c61f
Arm in Ezekiel
3
1
#03d61f
Inside heel hook
3
1
#03f61f
RNC
3
1
#82ff5f
Reverse triangle
3
1
#a4ff5f
Toe hook
3
1
#dbff5f
Darce choke
3
1
37
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
35 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    10 (29%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    1 (3%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    14 (40%)
  • BY DECISION
    9 (26%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY EBI/OT
    1 (3%)

14 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
Armbar
21
3
#86e620
Katagatame
7
1
#5AD3D1
Guillotine
7
1
#d1212a
Triangle
7
1
#fad11b
50/50 armbar
7
1
#f58822
Short choke
7
1
#224aba
Outside heel hook
7
1
#ff9124
Botinha
7
1
#bf1f6c
Straight ankle lock
7
1
#22c9a5
Inside heel hook
7
1
#fad223
Kimura
7
1
#03861f
RNC
7
1
14
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Gabriel Almeida Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
18000Manuel RibamarManuel RibamarLPointsSJJIF Worlds88KGF2018
18115Josh HingerJosh HingerLKatagatameLong Beach Open88KGF2018
18121Josh HingerJosh HingerLGuillotineLong Beach OpenABSSF2018
18326Felipe CesarFelipe CesarLPointsNY Fall OpenABSSF2018
18333Devhonte JohnsonDevhonte JohnsonLPts: 0x0, AdvNY Fall NGOABSSF2018
18578Murilo SantanaMurilo SantanaLTriangleNoGi Worlds85KGR22018
18851Rudson MateusRudson MateusLArmbarEuropean Open88KGF2019
19377Vinicius TratorVinicius TratorLPts: 1x0Elite Grappling 3ABSR12019
19956Igor SousaLPts: 4x2WP BR Qualifier85KG4F2019
20576Nisar LoynabNisar LoynabL50/50 armbarWorld Champ.88KGR22019
20760Manuel RibamarManuel RibamarLReferee DecisionF2W 11583KGSPF2019
20910Kyle BoehmKyle BoehmLEBI/OTSubversiv 292KGSPF2019
21741Josh HingerJosh HingerLShort chokeADCC88KGR12019
22294Rafael VasconcelosRafael VasconcelosLReferee DecisionLong Beach OpenABSSF2019
22566Devhonte JohnsonDevhonte JohnsonLPts: 11x0NYC Fall NGOABS4F2019
22767Manuel RibamarManuel RibamarLPts: 2x0NoGi Worlds85KGF2019
22990Bruno LimaBruno LimaLPts: 10x4European Open88KG4F2020
23655Alexandre RibeiroAlexandre RibeiroLArmbarF2W 14591KGSPF2020
23678Fellipe AndrewFellipe AndrewLOutside heel hook3CG Kumite IVABSSF2020
23756Fellipe AndrewFellipe AndrewLBotinhaSUBVERSIVABS3RD2020
23787Roberto JimenezRoberto JimenezLStraight ankle lockKumite 6ABSSF2020
23887Andre GoisAndre GoisLReferee DecisionGrand Slam MIA85KG4F2020
24036Otavio SousaOtavio SousaLPts: 2x0Pan American88KGSF2020
24243Vagner RochaVagner RochaLInside heel hookF2W 15783KGSPF2020
24416Jake WatsonJake WatsonLPts: 4x2American Nats88KGSF2020
24441Joao RochaJoao RochaLArmbarAmerican NatsABSF2020
24855Pedro MarinhoPedro MarinhoLReferee DecisionF2W 16084KGSPF2021
25075Rafael LovatoRafael LovatoLKimuraF2W 166N/ASPF2021
25782Oliver TazaOliver TazaLReferee DecisionSUBVERSIV 581KG4F2021
25791Lucas BarbosaLucas BarbosaLReferee DecisionSUBVERSIV 581KGF2021
26102Nicky RyanNicky RyanLReferee DecisionWNO 983KGSPF2021
26403Andrew WiltseAndrew WiltseLRNCWNO 1083KGSPF2021
27400Pedro MarinhoPedro MarinhoLReferee DecisionPan American88KG4F2021
27980Roberto AbreuRoberto AbreuLPts: 5x0NoGi WorldsABSSF2021
28081Rodrigo MartinsLReferee DecisionNoGi Worlds85KG8F2021
17999Vinny MoraesWMounted X chokeSJJIF Worlds88KGSF2018
18110Daniel HamptonWKneebarLong Beach Open88KG4F2018
18114Gianni CrivelloWPts: 6x4Long Beach Open88KGSF2018
18322Michael ZaniniWN/ANY Fall Open88KGSF2018
18323Diogo SampaioDiogo SampaioWPts: 2x2, AdvNY Fall Open88KGF2018
18324Nisar LoynabNisar LoynabWPointsNY Fall OpenABS4F2018
18330Gilvan CostaWN/ANY Fall NGOABS4F2018
18577Victor RodriguesWGuillotineNoGi Worlds85KGR12018
18843Daniel HamptonWArm in EzekielEuropean Open88KGR12019
18845Lucas BarbosaLucas BarbosaWReferee DecisionEuropean Open88KG4F2019
18849Henrique CardosoHenrique CardosoWFootlockEuropean Open88KGSF2019
18952Raoul AudhoeWKatagatameWAR SKC2ABSR12019
18954Jack TyleyWRNCWAR SKC2ABS4F2019
18956Ville HeikkonenWAnaconda chokeWAR SKC2ABSSF2019
18957Hygor BritoHygor BritoWEBI/OTWAR SKC2ABSF2019
19669Alexandre JesusAlexandre JesusWHeel hookADCC SP Trials88KGR12019
19671Anderson FerreiraWHeel hookADCC SP Trials88KGR22019
19673Absolao PerezWHeel hookADCC SP Trials88KGR32019
19675N/AWHeel hookADCC SP Trials88KG4F2019
19678Elias SilverioWPts: 6x0ADCC SP Trials88KGSF2019
19679Valdir AraujoValdir AraujoWReferee DecisionADCC SP Trials88KGF2019
22283Samir AbdolkaderWKneebarLong Beach Open88KGSF2019
22284G. OliveiraWReverse triangleLong Beach Open88KGF2019
22292Johnny TamaJohnny TamaWReferee DecisionLong Beach OpenABS4F2019
22358Mateo TenzeraWArmbarSJJIF Worlds88KGSF2019
22360Ronaldo JuniorRonaldo JuniorWPts: 2x0SJJIF Worlds88KGF2019
22375Rafael VasconcelosRafael VasconcelosWPointsSJJIF World NG92KGF2019
22559Lucas MattosWPointsNYC Fall NGO91KGSF2019
22560Todd MueckenheimWPts: 0x0, AdvNYC Fall NGO91KGF2019
22563Benjamin SilvaWPointsNYC Fall NGOABSR12019
22759Jake WatsonJake WatsonWAnaconda chokeNoGi Worlds85KGR12019
22765Rafael PaganiniRafael PaganiniWPts: 2x0NoGi Worlds85KGSF2019
22985Sean CoatesWChoke from backEuropean Open88KGR12020
23584Roberto JimenezRoberto JimenezWReferee DecisionF2W 14084KGSPF2020
23677Guilherme AugustoGuilherme AugustoWReferee Decision3CG Kumite IVABS4F2020
23730Manuel RibamarManuel RibamarWReferee DecisionF2W 14993KGSPF2020
23740Ramiro LeonWKatagatameSUBVERSIVABSR12020
23752Fellipe TrovoFellipe TrovoWReferee DecisionSUBVERSIVABSSF2020
23785Fellipe TrovoFellipe TrovoWPointsKumite 6ABS4F2020
23799Romulo BarralRomulo BarralWReferee DecisionF2W 15291KGSPF2020
23882Trey PaceWChoke from backGrand Slam MIA85KGR12020
23892Carlos SouzaWPts: 4x4, PenGrand Slam MIA85KGRPC2020
23894Felipe SilvaWArmbarGrand Slam MIA85KGRPC2020
23895Matheus OliveiraWChoke from backGrand Slam MIA85KG3RD2020
24028Matheus OliveiraWKatagatamePan American88KGR12020
24034Henrique SilvaWToe hookPan American88KG4F2020
24151Rob LeMasneyWDarce chokeSubversiv 481KGR12020
24412Vinicius WongWArmbarAmerican Nats88KG4F2020
24432Estevan MartinezEstevan MartinezWPts: 20x0American NatsABS8F2020
24437Jose TorresWArmbarAmerican NatsABS4F2020
24440Guilherme CordiviolaGuilherme CordiviolaWToe holdAmerican NatsABSSF2020
24459Nathan BarretoWKatagatameAmerican NGN91KGSF2020
24461Rodrigo MartinsWKneebarAmerican NGN91KGF2020
24472Kevin CaseyWFootlockAmerican NGNABSR12020
24475Guilherme CordiviolaGuilherme CordiviolaWPts: 2x2, AdvAmerican NGNABS4F2020
24480Rida HaisamRida HaisamWReferee DecisionAmerican NGNABSSF2020
24481David GarmoDavid GarmoWOmoplataAmerican NGNABSF2020
25573Oliver TazaOliver TazaWReferee DecisionF2W 16983KGSPF2021
26822Bruce XavierWReferee DecisionF2W 17983KGSPF2021
26985Xavier SilvaWAmericanaF2W 18083KGSPF2021
27478Dominique BellDominique BellWReferee DecisionF2W 18383KGSPF2021
27965Charles McGuireWChokeNoGi WorldsABSR12021
27973Mateusz FlagaWEstima lockNoGi WorldsABS8F2021
27977Andre PorfirioAndre PorfirioWInside heel hookNoGi WorldsABS4F2021
28475Clay MayfieldWChokeNashville NGOABSSF2021
28477Joseph WatsonWGuillotineNashville NGOABSF2021

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