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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: Mitsuyo Maeda > Carlos Gracie (senior) > Hélio Gracie > Rolls Gracie > Romero Cavalcanti (Jacaré) > Ricardo Vieira (Rico)/Leonardo Vieira (Leozinho) > Gabriel Almeida

Main Achievements:

  • 1st Place ADCC São Paulo Trials (2019)
  • 1st Place SJJIF World Championship (2019)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF European Open (2019)
  • 2nd Place SJJIF World Championship (2018)

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)

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

40 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    11 (28%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    2 (5%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    18 (45%)
  • BY DECISION
    8 (20%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY EBI/OT
    1 (3%)

18 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Heel hook
22
4
#86e620
Katagatame
11
2
#5AD3D1
Anaconda choke
11
2
#d1212a
Kneebar
11
2
#fad11b
Footlock
6
1
#f58822
RNC
6
1
#224aba
Reverse triangle
6
1
#ff9124
Armbar
6
1
#bf1f6c
Choke from back
6
1
#22c9a5
Mounted X choke
6
1
#fad223
Guillotine
6
1
#03861f
Arm in Ezekiel
6
1
18
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
21 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    7 (33%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    1 (5%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    10 (48%)
  • BY DECISION
    2 (10%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY EBI/OT
    1 (5%)

10 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
Armbar
20
2
#86e620
50/50 armbar
10
1
#5AD3D1
Short choke
10
1
#d1212a
Outside heel hook
10
1
#fad11b
Botinha
10
1
#f58822
Straight ankle lock
10
1
#224aba
Katagatame
10
1
#ff9124
Guillotine
10
1
#bf1f6c
Triangle
10
1
10
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Gabriel Almeida Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
17936Manuel RibamarManuel RibamarLPointsSJJIF Worlds88KGF2018
18045Josh HingerJosh HingerLKatagatameLong Beach Open88KGF2018
18051Josh HingerJosh HingerLGuillotineLong Beach OpenABSSF2018
18252Felipe CesarFelipe CesarLPointsNY Fall OpenABSSF2018
18259Devhonte JohnsonDevhonte JohnsonLPts: 0x0, AdvNY Fall NGOABSSF2018
18502Murilo SantanaMurilo SantanaLTriangleNoGi Worlds85KGR22018
18772Rudson MateusRudson MateusLArmbarEuropean Open88KGF2019
19276Vinicius TratorVinicius TratorLPts: 1x0Elite Grappling 3ABSR12019
19845Igor SousaLPts: 4x2WP BR Qualifier85KG4F2019
20455Nisar LoynabNisar LoynabL50/50 armbarWorld Champ.88KGR22019
20640Manuel RibamarManuel RibamarLReferee DecisionF2W 11583KGSPF2019
20785Kyle BohemLEBI/OTSubversiv 292KGSPF2019
21597Josh HingerJosh HingerLShort chokeADCC88KGR12019
22124Rafael VasconcelosRafael VasconcelosLReferee DecisionLong Beach OpenABSSF2019
22388Devhonte JohnsonDevhonte JohnsonLPts: 11x0NYC Fall NGOABS4F2019
22587Manuel RibamarManuel RibamarLPts: 2x0NoGi Worlds85KGF2019
22794Bruno LimaBruno LimaLPts: 10x4European Open88KG4F2020
23413Alexandre RibeiroAlexandre RibeiroLArmbarF2W 14591KGSPF2020
23436Fellipe AndrewFellipe AndrewLOutside heel hook3CG Kumite IVABSSF2020
23506Fellipe AndrewFellipe AndrewLBotinhaSUBVERSIVABS3RD2020
23536Roberto JimenezRoberto JimenezLStraight ankle lockKumite 6ABSSF2020
17935Vinny MoraesWMounted X chokeSJJIF Worlds88KGSF2018
18040Daniel HamptonWKneebarLong Beach Open88KG4F2018
18044Gianni CrivelloWPts: 6x4Long Beach Open88KGSF2018
18248Michael ZaniniWN/ANY Fall Open88KGSF2018
18249Diogo SampaioDiogo SampaioWPts: 2x2, AdvNY Fall Open88KGF2018
18250Nisar LoynabNisar LoynabWPointsNY Fall OpenABS4F2018
18256Gilvan CostaWN/ANY Fall NGOABS4F2018
18501Victor RodriguesWGuillotineNoGi Worlds85KGR12018
18764Daniel HamptonWArm in EzekielEuropean Open88KGR12019
18766Lucas BarbosaLucas BarbosaWReferee DecisionEuropean Open88KG4F2019
18770Henrique CardosoHenrique CardosoWFootlockEuropean Open88KGSF2019
18866Raoul AudhoeWKatagatameWAR SKC2ABSR12019
18868Jack TyleyWRNCWAR SKC2ABS4F2019
18870Ville HeikkonenWAnaconda chokeWAR SKC2ABSSF2019
18871Hygor BritoHygor BritoWEBI/OTWAR SKC2ABSF2019
19563Alexandre JesusAlexandre JesusWHeel hookADCC SP Trials88KGR12019
19565Anderson FerreiraWHeel hookADCC SP Trials88KGR22019
19567Absolao PerezWHeel hookADCC SP Trials88KGR32019
19569N/AWHeel hookADCC SP Trials88KG4F2019
19572Elias SilverioWPts: 6x0ADCC SP Trials88KGSF2019
19573Valdir AraujoValdir AraujoWReferee DecisionADCC SP Trials88KGF2019
22113Samir AbdolkaderWKneebarLong Beach Open88KGSF2019
22114G. OliveiraWReverse triangleLong Beach Open88KGF2019
22122Johnny TamaJohnny TamaWReferee DecisionLong Beach OpenABS4F2019
22187Mateo TenzeraWArmbarSJJIF Worlds88KGSF2019
22189Ronaldo JuniorRonaldo JuniorWPts: 2x0SJJIF Worlds88KGF2019
22204Rafael VasconcelosRafael VasconcelosWPointsSJJIF World NG92KGF2019
22381Lucas MattosWPointsNYC Fall NGO91KGSF2019
22382Todd MueckenheimWPts: 0x0, AdvNYC Fall NGO91KGF2019
22385Benjamin SilvaWPointsNYC Fall NGOABSR12019
22579Jake WatsonJake WatsonWAnaconda chokeNoGi Worlds85KGR12019
22585Rafael PaganiniRafael PaganiniWPts: 2x0NoGi Worlds85KGSF2019
22789Sean CoatesWChoke from backEuropean Open88KGR12020
23354Roberto JimenezRoberto JimenezWReferee DecisionF2W 14084KGSPF2020
23435Guilherme AugustoGuilherme AugustoWReferee Decision3CG Kumite IVABS4F2020
23480Manuel RibamarManuel RibamarWReferee DecisionF2W 14993KGSPF2020
23490Ramiro LeonWKatagatameSUBVERSIVABSR12020
23502Fellipe TrovoFellipe TrovoWReferee DecisionSUBVERSIVABSSF2020
23534Fellipe TrovoFellipe TrovoWPointsKumite 6ABS4F2020
23548Romulo BarralRomulo BarralWReferee DecisionF2W 15291KGSPF2020

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