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Gabriel Arges is a Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt under Romulo Barral and Felipe “Preguiça”, who also trained extensively with Marcelo “Uirapuru”, competing for the Gracie Barra Academy. Arges made a name for himself in the lower belt divisions of the sport, particularly during his purple and brown belt campaigns (2013-2015) where he conquered important titles such as IBJJF World Champion (Gi/No-Gi), European Open Champion, as well as Pan America and American National Champion.

Gabriel Arges Jiu-Jitsu

Full Name: Gabriel Arges

Nickname: “Frodo”. When the Lord of The Rings films came out, Gabriel’s haircut resembled that of the famous hobbit. For that reason, his fellow football teammates started calling him Frodo.

Lineage: Carlos Gracie (Sr) > Helio Gracie > Carlos Gracie Junior > Vinícius Magalhães > Rômulo Barral > Gabriel Arges

Main Achievements:

  • 1st Place IBJJF World Championship (2016***/ 2017 / 2019)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Pans Championship (2018)
  • 1st Place ACBJJ 4 85 kg Grand Prix (2017)
  • 1st Place UAEJJF Abu Dhabi Pro (2016 / 2017 )
  • 1st Place UAEJJF King of Mats 85 kg GP (2019)
  • 1st Place UAEJJF Grand Slam, Abu Dhabi (2017)
  • 1st Place UAEJJF Grand Slam, Los Angeles (2016)
  • 1st Place UAEJJF Grand Slam, Tokyo (2016)
  • 1st Place IBJJF European Open (2016)

Main Achievements (Colored Belts):

  • 1st Place IBJJF World Championship (2014 purple)
  • 1st Place IBJJF World No-Gi Championship (2015 brown, 2013 purple)
  • 1st Place UAEJJF Abu Dhabi Pro (2015 brown, 2014 purple)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Pans Championship (2014 purple)
  • 1st Place IBJJF European Open (2014 purple)
  • 1st Place IBJJF American Nationals (2015 brown)
  • 1st Place IBJJF American Nationals No-Gi (2015** brown)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF World Championship 3rd Place (2015** brown)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF World No-Gi Championship (2014 brown)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF Pan Championship (2013 purple, 2015 brown)

* Absolute
* Weight and absolute
*** Closed bracket with teammate

Favorite Position/Technique: X + Single X Guards

Weight Division: Peso Médio (82,30 kg/181.5 lbs)

Team/Association: Gracie Barra

Gabriel Arges Biography

Gabriel Arges was born on the 29th of January, 1993 in Belo Horizonte – state of Minas Gerais, Brazil.

Throughout his childhood, Gabriel practiced a number of sports, with his first martial arts experience coming at the age of 14 through Thai-boxing. This contact that was short-lived as Arges was more committed to his school’s football (soccer) team, a group he captained at the time.

In his early teens, Arges had a few friends who trained and competed in jiu-jitsu. They would often invite Gabriel to watch their tournaments and even attend their open mat sessions at each other’s homes. These invites eventually led Gabriel to the mat (at the age of 16), joining a gym close to his house, which he already attended for fitness purposes.

At this gym, Gabriel Arges’ first instructor was Fernando Fialho of the Gracie Barra Belo Horizonte (GB-BH) team. Fialho had just earned his brown belt at the time and was starting his coaching career, having plenty of eagerness and time to spend with his students. After 18 months of training under the watchful eye of Fernando, Gabriel earned his blue belt.

After earning his blue belt, Gabriel decided he wanted to compete more regularly. Fialho’s gym only had a few blue belts to spar with and offered 3 classes per week, so with his coach’s permission, Arges decided to reconcile his training between Fialho and the GB-BH headquarters’ classes – led by Marcelo “Uirapuru” Azevedo.

At the headquarters of the BH academy, Gabriel Arges met and befriended Felipe “Preguiça” Pena who was a purple belt then. Together with senior coach Uirapuru, Pena helped push Arges’ game to the next level.

Felipe Pena and Arges trained extensively together, from 2011 onwards. Arges would often travel with Pena and train at his academy, right from this academy’s inception. In 2012 Preguiça decided to return to Romulo Barral‘s academy (Gracie Barra Northridge), where he had been for the previous year’s Pan Am and World Championship preparation, a recipe that had been very fruitful. Pena invited Arges to come as well, which turned out to be the start of another important student-coach relationship in Arges’ life, with Barral.

Romulo Barral became a huge influence in Gabriel’s decision to become a professional jiu-jitsu athlete, promoting Arges to brown belt after he won his first world title (2014) together with Felipe Pena. The two would also award Gabriel his black belt in a similar situation after Arges won the No-Gi World Championship in 2015, whilst on the podium.

The banner picture was taken by Preston Smith.

Gabriel Arges Back Takes Instructional

Gabriel Arges Grappling Record

86 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    31 (36%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    14 (16%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    32 (37%)
  • BY DECISION
    9 (10%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

32 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Choke from back
34
11
#86e620
Kneebar
19
6
#5AD3D1
RNC
16
5
#d1212a
Triangle
9
3
#fad11b
Armbar
6
2
#f58822
Toe hold
3
1
#224aba
Mounted X choke
3
1
#ff9124
Triangle from mount
3
1
#bf1f6c
Submission
3
1
#22c9a5
Mounted triangle
3
1
32
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
21 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    7 (33%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    2 (10%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    4 (19%)
  • BY DECISION
    4 (19%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    1 (5%)
  • BY DQ
    3 (14%)

4 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
Dogbar
25
1
#86e620
Botinha
25
1
#5AD3D1
RNC
25
1
#d1212a
Toe hold
25
1
4
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Gabriel Arges Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
8950Jackson SousaJackson SousaLToe holdEuropean OpenABSR22016
9005Alan FinfouAlan FinfouLDQPNBJJC88KGGP2016
9279Leandro LoLeandro LoLPts: 12x6Pan American88KG4F2016
9349Bernardo FariaBernardo FariaLDogbarPan AmericanABS4F2016
10658Otavio SousaOtavio SousaLBotinhaBJJ Pro LA82KGSF2016
11028Manuel RibamarManuel RibamarLDQGrand Slam RJ85KG4F2016
11834Alexandre RibeiroAlexandre RibeiroLReferee DecisionArgentina ProABSSF2017
11994Jose JuniorJose JuniorLPenGrand Slam LDN110KGF2017
16167Leandro LoLeandro LoLPointsACBJJ 1385KGSPF2018
16365Tommy LangakerTommy LangakerLDQWorld Champ.82KG4F2018
17397Adam WardzinskiAdam WardzinskiLPts: 2x0King of Mats110KGRR2018
17405R. EvangelistaR. EvangelistaLPts: 2x0King of Mats110KGRR2018
17409Gutemberg PereiraGutemberg PereiraLPts: 2x2, AdvKing of Mats110KGRR2018
17574Manuel RibamarManuel RibamarLReferee DecisionWSOG 281KGSF2018
18368Marcos TinocoMarcos TinocoLPts: 6x4NoGi Worlds85KG4F2018
18512Rudson MateusRudson MateusLPts: 2x2, AdvGrand Slam AD85KG4F2019
18537Lucas BarbosaLucas BarbosaLPts: 3x0King of Mats II85KGRR2019
18974Craig JonesCraig JonesLRNCGrappleFest 4ABSSPF2019
21342Matheus DinizMatheus DinizLReferee DecisionADCC88KG4F2019
21490Gustavo BatistaGustavo BatistaLPointsTemplum FNABSSPF2019
22005Levi JonesLevi JonesLReferee DecisionSpyder Invitational76KG4F2019
8712Lucas BarbosaLucas BarbosaWPts: 6x4Irvine Open88KGRR2015
8714Lucas BarbosaLucas BarbosaWPts: 2x2, AdvIrvine Open88KGF2015
8720Carlos FariasCarlos FariasWAdvIrvine OpenABS4F2015
8722Lucas BarbosaLucas BarbosaWPts: 8x6Irvine OpenABSSF2015
8915Jurandir ConceicaoJurandir ConceicaoWPts: 8x4European Open88KGR12016
8919Tero PyylampiWPts: 14x6European Open88KG4F2016
8923Patrick GaudioPatrick GaudioWReferee DecisionEuropean Open88KGSF2016
9002Luca AnacoretaLuca AnacoretaWPts: 4x4, AdvPNBJJC88KGGP2016
9004Gregorio ThomazWArmbarPNBJJC88KGGP2016
9273Manuel DiazWPts: 16x0Pan American88KG8F2016
9338Arnaldo MaidanaArnaldo MaidanaWPts: 10x4Pan AmericanABSR22016
9342Pedro MouraWReferee DecisionPan AmericanABS8F2016
9544Andre AlmeidaWToe holdWorld Pro77KGR12016
9551Sam GibsonWPts: 8x0World Pro77KG8F2016
9558Cesar MiyahiraWPts: 2x0World Pro77KG4F2016
9563Jhonny LoureiroJhonny LoureiroWPts: 3x2World Pro77KGSF2016
9564Roberto SatoshiRoberto SatoshiWPts: 6x2World Pro77KGF2016
9945Manuel RibamarManuel RibamarWPts: 8x8, AdvWorld Champ.82KGR22016
9960Celso ViniciusCelso ViniciusWPts: 8x7World Champ.82KG8F2016
9965Claudio CalasansClaudio CalasansWKneebarWorld Champ.82KG4F2016
9968Marcos TinocoMarcos TinocoWKneebarWorld Champ.82KGSF2016
10315Alan FinfouAlan FinfouWReferee DecisionBerkut 3ABSSPF2016
10403Lucas BarbosaLucas BarbosaWPts: 4x2Grand Slam LA85KGSF2016
10405Otavio SousaOtavio SousaWPts: 2x0Grand Slam LA85KGF2016
10707Gottrell KingWKneebarLas Vegas Pro85KGSF2016
10708Nathan MendelsohnNathan MendelsohnWKneebarLas Vegas Pro85KGF2016
10755Yongam NohWPts: 2x2, AdvGrand Slam TYO85KGSF2016
10756Faisal AlKitbeFaisal AlKitbeWPts: 2x0Grand Slam TYO85KGF2016
11022Ricardo FilhoWKneebarGrand Slam RJ85KG8F2016
11116David AghionWChoke from backCuritiba Pro85KGRR2016
11117David AghionWMounted X chokeCuritiba Pro85KGF2016
11153Flavio SantosWTriangle from mountBelem Int. Pro85KG4F2016
11154Luis NogueiraWChoke from backBelem Int. Pro85KGSF2016
11155Wanderley Fr.WChoke from backBelem Int. Pro85KGF2016
11245Jhonathan RamosWRNCColombia Nat. Pro85KGF2016
11387Marcos CostaMarcos CostaWChoke from backGrand Slam AD85KG4F2017
11390Jaime CanutoJaime CanutoWPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam AD85KGSF2017
11392Matheus SpirandeliMatheus SpirandeliWRNCGrand Slam AD85KGF2017
11593Victor SilverioVictor SilverioWPts: 6x2UAEJJF Orlando85KGF2017
11724Alexsandro PereiraWTriangleManaus Nat. Pro77KG4F2017
11727Mateus BernardiWPointsManaus Nat. Pro77KGSF2017
11730Talison SoaresWPointsManaus Nat. Pro77KGF2017
11752Jhonny LoureiroJhonny LoureiroWPts: 4x2Manaus Nat. ProABSF2017
11825Enrique MarchWSubmissionArgentina Pro85KGSF2017
11826Enrique MarchWChoke from backArgentina Pro85KGF2017
11831Giovanni DellaWPts: 4x2Argentina ProABSR12017
11832Facundo AcostaWRNCArgentina ProABS4F2017
11873Josh HingerJosh HingerWPointsACBJJ 485KG4F2017
11876Arnaldo MaidanaArnaldo MaidanaWTriangleACBJJ 485KGSF2017
11878Otavio SousaOtavio SousaWKneebarACBJJ 485KGF2017
11993Gabriel LucasGabriel LucasWPts: 2x0Grand Slam LDN110KGSF2017
12556Akira OsokawaWRNCWorld Pro77KG4F2017
12559Isaque BahienseIsaque BahienseWPts: 4x4, AdvWorld Pro77KGSF2017
12564Edwin NajmiEdwin NajmiWPts: 2x0World Pro77KGF2017
13049Jonathan SatavaJonathan SatavaWChoke from backWorld Champ.82KG8F2017
13052Felipe CesarFelipe CesarWPts: 4x4, AdvWorld Champ.82KG4F2017
13054Jaime CanutoJaime CanutoWReferee DecisionWorld Champ.82KGSF2017
13056Marcos TinocoMarcos TinocoWChoke from backWorld Champ.82KGF2017
14864Gianni CrivelloWChoke from backLos Angeles Open88KGSF2018
14865Gabriel VieiraWChoke from backLos Angeles Open88KGF2018
15253Igor PaivaIgor PaivaWPts: 8x0, AdvPan American82KG8F2018
15260Felipe CesarFelipe CesarWPts: 2x0Pan American82KG4F2018
15263Ygor DantasWTrianglePan American82KGSF2018
15265Marcos TinocoMarcos TinocoWPts: 0x0, AdvPan American82KGF2018
16346Edson AntonioWPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Champ.82KGR22018
16363Dante LeonDante LeonWPts: 8x6World Champ.82KG8F2018
17401Tanner RiceTanner RiceWPts: 4x0King of Mats110KGRR2018
17560Lucas RochaLucas RochaWArmbarWSOG 281KGR12018
17566I. SousaWReferee DecisionWSOG 281KG8F2018
17570R. JuniorWReferee DecisionWSOG 281KG4F2018
17575J. GracieWChoke from backWSOG 281KG3RD2018
18355Isiah WrightWMounted triangleNoGi Worlds85KGR12018
18360Nick CalvaneseNick CalvaneseWPts: 2x2, AdvNoGi Worlds85KGR22018
18511Thabet AlTaherWRNCGrand Slam AD85KGR12019
18535Espen MathiesenEspen MathiesenWChoke from backKing of Mats II85KGRR2019
18540Caio CaetanoCaio CaetanoWReferee DecisionKing of Mats II85KGRR2019
18542Rudson MateusRudson MateusWPts: 2x2, AdvKing of Mats II85KGRR2019
18552Manuel RibamarManuel RibamarWPts: 4x2King of Mats II85KGSF2019
18554Isaque BahienseIsaque BahienseWPts: 6x2King of Mats II85KGF2019
20068Matheus DinizMatheus DinizWReferee DecisionF2W Pro 11288KGSPF2019
20233Dante LeonDante LeonWPts: 4x0World Champ.82KGR22019
20242Claudio CalasansClaudio CalasansWPts: 6x4World Champ.82KG4F2019
20244Marcos TinocoMarcos TinocoWPts: 2x0World Champ.82KGSF2019
20245Isaque BahienseIsaque BahienseWPts: 2x2, AdvWorld Champ.82KGF2019
21026Dante LeonDante LeonWReferee DecisionF2W Pro 12385KGSPF2019
21337Alec BauldingAlec BauldingWPts: 5x0ADCC88KGR12019

Gabriel Arges Abu Dhabi World Pro 2015 Highlight

Gabriel Arges IBJJF World Championship 2014 Highlight

Submission Back Attacks Instructional by John Danaher

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