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Gabriel Sousa

Gabriel Sousa

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João Gabriel Batista de Sousa, commonly known as Gabriel Sousa, is a Brazilian jiu jitsu black belt under Lucas Rocha being also one of the main representatives of the ZR Team in the sport’s international competitive circuit. Sousa is widely regarded as one of the main light-featherweight athletes of his generation, a reputation earned early in his career while conquering some of jiu jitsu’s most respected tournaments, such as the International Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Federation’s (IBJJF) World, Pan and European Open Championships in the colored belt divisions.

Gabriel Sousa Jiu Jitsu

Full Name: João Gabriel Batista de Sousa

Nickname: N/A

Lineage: Mitsuyo Maeda > Carlos Gracie Senior > Hélio Gracie > Carlos Gracie Junior > José Olimpio (Zé Radiola) > Lucas Rocha > João Gabriel Sousa

Main Achievements:

  • ACBJJ World Champion (2018)
  • UAEJJF Grand Slam LA Champion (2018)
  • UAEJJF Grand Slam Tokyo Champion (2018)
  • UAEJJF Grand Slam RJ 2nd Place (2018)
  • UAEJJF Grand Slam AD 3rd Place (2019)

Main Achievements (Colored Belts):

  • IBJJF World Champion (2016 purple)
  • IBJJF Pan Champion (2016 purple)
  • IBJJF Pan No-Gi Champion (2017 brown)
  • IBJJF European Open Champion (2018 brown)
  • IBJJF American National Champion (2017 brown, 2016 purple)
  • IBJJF American No-Gi National Champion (2017 brown, 2016 purple)
  • IBJJF South American Champion (2017 brown)
  • UAEJJF Abu Dhabi Pro Champion (2018 brown)
  • UAEJJF Grand Slam – RJ Champion (2017 brown)
  • UAEJJF Grand Slam – LA Champion (2017 brown)
  • ACBJJ World Champion (2017 brown)
  • ACBJJ World No-Gi Champion (2017 brown)
  • ACBJJ Europe Continental Pro Champion (2017 brown)
  • ACBJJ North American Champion (2018 brown)
  • IBJJF European Open 2nd Place (2017 purple)
  • CBJJ Brazilian National 2nd Place (2016 purple)
  • UAEJJF Abu Dhabi Pro 3rd Place (2017 purple)

Favorite Position/Technique: Choke from back

Weight Division: Peso Pluma (64,00 kg / 154.5 lbs)

Team/Association: ZR Team

Gabriel Sousa Biography

Gabriel Sousa was born on January 10, 1997 in Fortaleza, the capital of the northeastern Brazilian state of Ceará.

During his childhood Gabriel practiced futsal (five-a-side football) and dabbed in capoeira, though he was not known to be a natural athlete. In fact, most of his friends mocked his lack of ability for sports, though his work rate was never questioned.

At the age of 12 Gabriel Sousa discovered jiu jitsu, starting training at Gracie Barra with coach Jefferson Teixeira. Sousa quickly fell in love with this sport/martial art, making it a priority in his daily schedule. He would later, as a BJJ blue belt, experiment with judo as a way to improve his stand-up techniques, earning a honourable 1st place at the Ceará state tournament under the FECJU judo federation.

As a purple belt Gabriel visited the United States to compete at the IBJJF World Championship, doing the camp there with Lucas Rocha – a former Gracie Barra athlete also from the North East of Brazil who had since established himself in the Northern Hemisphere under the ZR Team banner. During the course of the camp Gabriel formed a strong bond with Lucas, and would join Rocha’s work group and team that year.

Gabriel Sousa would earn both his brown and black belts from the hands of Lucas Rocha, the latter during a ceremony that took place on June, 2018.

Gabriel Sousa Grappling Record

31 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    19 (61%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    3 (10%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    7 (23%)
  • BY DECISION
    2 (6%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

7 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Submission
43
3
#86e620
Choke
29
2
#5AD3D1
Armbar
29
2
7
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
4 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    0 (0%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    1 (25%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    2 (50%)
  • BY DECISION
    0 (0%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    1 (25%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

2 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
Choke
50
1
#86e620
Botinha
50
1
2
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Gabriel Sousa Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
16516Tomoyuki HashimotoTomoyuki HashimotoLPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam Tokyo62KGF2018
16647Seif HoumineSeif HoumineLChokeACBJJ PolandABSR12018
17652Hiago GeorgeHiago GeorgeLBotinhaGrand Slam RJ62KGF2018
18115Tiago BravoTiago BravoLPts: 0x0, PenGrand Slam AD69KGSF2019
16338Hiago GeorgeHiago GeorgeWPts: 2x0ACBJJ World60KGSF2018
16340Lucas PinheiroLucas PinheiroWReferee DecisionACBJJ World60KGF2018
16512Kazuya KawashimaWPts: 6x2Grand Slam Tokyo62KG4F2018
16514Jun SakamotoWPts: 4x0Grand Slam Tokyo62KGSF2018
16636Lukasz BilskiWPointsACBJJ Poland65KGRR2018
16637Kuba WitkowskiWPointsACBJJ Poland65KGRR2018
16990Suraj BudhramWN/AAtlanta Summer O.64KGSF2018
16991Juan GuadarramaWN/AAtlanta Summer O.64KGF2018
17017Alexis AlduncinAlexis AlduncinWPts: 4x2Grand Slam LA62KG4F2018
17020Pedro DiasPedro DiasWReferee DecisionGrand Slam LA62KGSF2018
17022Hiago GeorgeHiago GeorgeWPts: 2x0Grand Slam LA62KGF2018
17327Juan CalderonWPts: 11x0Panama Pro69KGSF2018
17328John BoyleWChokePanama Pro69KGF2018
17329Jan BassoWPts: 0x0, AdvPortugal Pro69KGSF2018
17330Cedric AkakpoviWSubmissionPortugal Pro69KGF2018
17388Jordy PeuteWPts: 16x0German Nat. Pro69KGSF2018
17389Aleks JablonskiWChokeGerman Nat. Pro69KGF2018
17397Krzysztof FlakWSubmissionGerman Nat. ProABS4F2018
17398Jordy PeuteWN/AGerman Nat. ProABSSF2018
17399Jan BasoWPts: 4x2German Nat. ProABSF2018
17443Constantinos Nic.WPts: 5x0Greece Nat. Pro69KGF2018
17611Aleksander JablonskiWSubmissionItaly Nat. Pro69KGSF2018
17612Juan CalderonWPts: 27x0Italy Nat. Pro69KGF2018
17644Tiago BarrosTiago BarrosWPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam RJ62KG8F2018
17647Fernando SoaresWPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam RJ62KG4F2018
17650G. CarvalhoWArmbarGrand Slam RJ62KGSF2018
18111Victor MatosWPts: 8x2Grand Slam AD69KG4F2019
18120Abdullah NabasWArmbarGrand Slam AD69KGRPC2019
18121Victor MatosWPts: 4x2Grand Slam AD69KG3RD2019
18406Joseph Woo LeeWN/AOC Open64KGSF2019
18407Wesclay SardinhaWN/AOC Open64KGF2019

Gabriel Sousa Highlight Euro 2018

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