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Giancarlo Bodoni is a professional jiu-jitsu competitor and a black belt under Lucas Lepri, who worked extensively with Bernardo Faria as well as Rillion Gracie, and is best known for his success while representing the Alliance Team. Bodoni earned his reputation as one of the sport’s top athletes after his performances in the International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation (IBJJF) World Championships and Pan American Championships as a brown belt, a level of excellence he continued to display as a black belt.

Giancarlo Bodoni Jiu-Jitsu

Full Name: Giancarlo Bodoni

Nickname: N/A

Lineage: Carlos Gracie > Carlson GracieSergio Bolão > Mauro Chueng > Elan Santiago > Lucas Lepri > Giancarlo Bodoni

Main Achievements:

  • 1st Place IBJJF Pan Championship NOGI (2021)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF Pan Championship NOGI (2020)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF Pan Championship NOGI (2020* / 2021*)

Main Achievements (Colored Belts):

  • 1st Place IBJJF World Championship NOGI (2019 brown)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Pan Championship (2020 brown)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF World Championship (2019 brown)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF World Championship NOGI (2019* brown)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF Pan Championship (2020* brown)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF Pan Championship NOGI (2018 brown)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF European Open(2019 brown)

Favorite Position/Technique: Closed Guard

Weight Division: Pesado (94,30 kg / 208.0 lbs)

Team/Association: Alliance

Giancarlo Bodoni Biography

Giancarlo Bodoni was born on October 15, 1995, in Miami, Florida, United States of America.

Martial arts were introduced to Giancarlo’s life at a very young age. By the time he was 5YO, Bodoni was already training karate, an extracurricular activity to which he would later also add taekwondo, competing briefly in both combat sports.

Although widely recognized by the jiu-jitsu community as a product of the Alliance team, Giancarlo’s grappling initiation was spent training with one of the Gracie Family’s most respected members, Rillion Gracie, who guided the talented Floridian from the age of 12 up until his 20th birthday. It was Master Rillion who promoted Bodoni from white to purple belt.

In 2017, Giancarlo Bodoni fulfilled his lifelong dream of training in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, a city famous for being the birthplace of jiu-jitsu. The American grappler spent a few months there, where he met and befriended another big player in the sport, Mr. Gutemberg Pereira of GF Team. Later, when Pereira moved to the United States to live in Toledo, Ohio, he invited Bodoni to train with his local team, this way settling a bond between the Giancarlo and the Toledo workgroup.

When Giancarlo’s father moved to Charlotte, in North Carolina, the young athlete took the opportunity to train at the local Alliance gym, with one of BJJ’s greatest competitors of all time, Mr. Lucas Lepri. Bodoni made the most of this experience by joining the team and spending extended periods with the Minas Gerais legend, who graded Bodoni with his brown belt in June 2018.

Midway through 2019, Giancarlo received an invitation from another Alliance legend, who, coincidently, is also from Minas Gerais, namely 4x adult black belt World Champion Bernardo Faria, who offered Bodoni a position as an instructor at his school – Faria’s Alliance gym in Bedford, Massachusetts. Giancarlo accepted the offer and it was while training and working at his new Massachusetts home that Bodoni conquered two of his most prized gold medals, the 2019 World No-Gi title and his 2020 Pan American Gi title – both in the brown belt division.

After these tremendous achievements, Bodoni was promoted to black belt in a ceremony that took place in Charlotte, NC, led by Lucas Lepri on October 18, 2020.

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Giancarlo Bodoni Grappling Record

40 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    8 (20%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    2 (5%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    26 (65%)
  • BY DECISION
    2 (5%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY EBI/OT
    2 (5%)

26 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
RNC
38
10
#86e620
Armbar
12
3
#5AD3D1
Inside heel hook
12
3
#d1212a
Verbal tap
4
1
#fad11b
Reverse triangle
4
1
#f58822
Katagatame
4
1
#224aba
Triangle
4
1
#ff9124
Footlock
4
1
#bf1f6c
Shoulder lock
4
1
#22c9a5
Guillotine
4
1
#fad223
Short choke
4
1
#03861f
Straight ankle lock
4
1
#039a1f
Choke from back
4
1
26
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
18 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    6 (33%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    2 (11%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    5 (28%)
  • BY DECISION
    5 (28%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

5 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
Outside heel hook
40
2
#86e620
Guillotine
20
1
#5AD3D1
Footlock
20
1
#d1212a
Inside heel hook
20
1
5
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Giancarlo Bodoni Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
24465Lucas BarbosaLucas BarbosaLPts: 2x0No Gi Pan Am.92KGF2020
24487Lucas BarbosaLucas BarbosaLPts: 2x0No Gi Pan Am.ABS4F2020
25391Rafael VasconcelosRafael VasconcelosLPts: 0x0, AdvOrlando Open94KGSF2021
25397Michael LieraMichael LieraLPts: 2x0Orlando OpenABSR12021
25429Pedro MarinhoPedro MarinhoLGuillotineOrlando NGO91KGF2021
25443Tex JohnsonTex JohnsonLOutside heel hookOrlando NGOABSF2021
25980Austin BakerAustin BakerLPts: 0x0, AdvN.Orleans OpenABSSF2021
25999Diego RamalhoDiego RamalhoLFootlockN.Orleans NGOABSSF2021
26179Lucas BarbosaLucas BarbosaLPts: 2x0NoGi Pan Am.ABSSF2021
26245Jorge EscuderoLOutside heel hookMiami NGO91KGF2021
27851Mason FowlerMason FowlerLReferee DecisionWNO Champ.ABS4F2021
27855Kaynan DuarteKaynan DuarteLReferee DecisionWNO Champ.ABSSF2021
27888Rida HaisamRida HaisamLReferee DecisionWNO Champ.ABS3RD2021
28270Vagner RochaVagner RochaLReferee DecisionNoGi Worlds91KG8F2021
29750Nick RonanLInside heel hookEmerald CityABSSF2021
30744Andre PorfirioAndre PorfirioLPts: 2x0Dallas NGO91KGF2022
33039Lucas BarbosaLucas BarbosaLReferee DecisionSUBVERSIV 783KGF2022
34961Nicholas MeregaliNicholas MeregaliLPts: 6x2ADCCABS4F2022
24462Ronnie PaceWRNCNo Gi Pan Am.92KG4F2020
24464Benjamin SilvaWRNCNo Gi Pan Am.92KGSF2020
24478John HansenWGuillotineNo Gi Pan Am.ABSR12020
24485Arnaldo MaidanaArnaldo MaidanaWPts: 4x2No Gi Pan Am.ABS8F2020
25427Charles McGuireWShort chokeOrlando NGO91KGSF2021
25440Francisco CuneoFrancisco CuneoWStraight ankle lockOrlando NGOABS4F2021
25441Diego RamalhoDiego RamalhoWPts: 5x2Orlando NGOABSSF2021
25968Nathan MendelsohnNathan MendelsohnWPts: 4x3N.Orleans Open94KGF2021
25973Joshua McKinneyWChoke from backN.Orleans OpenABSR12021
25977Charles McGuireWArmbarN.Orleans OpenABS4F2021
25992Alika AngermanWRNCN.Orleans NGO91KGF2021
25996Charles McGuireWVerbal tapN.Orleans NGOABS4F2021
26122A. AngermanWRNCNoGi Pan Am.91KG4F2021
26124Yuri SantosWArmbarNoGi Pan Am.91KGSF2021
26125Lucas BarbosaLucas BarbosaWReferee DecisionNoGi Pan Am.91KGF2021
26161Romulo CaiadoWReverse triangleNoGi Pan Am.ABSR12021
26172Joseph WatsonWPts: 2x2, AdvNoGi Pan Am.ABS8F2021
26177Bruno MatiasBruno MatiasWPts: 0x0, AdvNoGi Pan Am.ABS4F2021
28836Logan YoxWPts: 3x0ADCC EC Trials88KGR12021
28845Maxim CoteWInside heel hookADCC EC Trials88KGR22021
28856Michael FerranteWRNCADCC EC Trials88KGR32021
28864James BrascoJames BrascoWArmbarADCC EC Trials88KGR42021
28868Ryan AitkenWPts: 3x0ADCC EC Trials88KG4F2021
28871Jacob CouchWRNCADCC EC Trials88KGSF2021
28872Elder CruzElder CruzWPts: 3x0ADCC EC Trials88KGF2021
29749Enrique GalarzaWEBI/OTEmerald CityABS4F2021
30090F. CostaWInside heel hookF2W 193N/ASPF2022
30743Thiago AndradeWInside heel hookDallas NGO91KGSF2022
33028Joshua DawsonWRNCSUBVERSIV 783KG4F2022
33036Jay RodriguezWN/ASUBVERSIV 7ABSSF2022
33411PJ BarchPJ BarchD---UFC Inv. 2ABSRR2022
33528Jacob RodriguezWReferee DecisionWNO 13ABSSPF2022
34055Elijah CarltonWKatagatameSapateiro Inv93KG8F2022
34066Brad SchneiderWRNCSapateiro Inv93KG4F2022
34068Dan MartinezWRNCSapateiro Inv93KGSF2022
34069Devhonte JohnsonDevhonte JohnsonWEBI/OTSapateiro Inv93KGF2022
34893Isaque BahienseIsaque BahienseWPts: 6x0ADCC88KGR12022
34899Matheus DinizMatheus DinizWTriangleADCC88KG4F2022
34903Eoghan OFlanaganWFootlockADCC88KGSF2022
34905Lucas BarbosaLucas BarbosaWRNCADCC88KGF2022
34959Rida HaisamRida HaisamWShoulder lockADCCABS8F2022
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