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Gianni Grippo is widely regarded as one of the leading figures of the ‘Berimbolo Generation‘ of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, having built that reputation in the lower belt divisions of the sport where he conquered 6 world titles (4 with the gi and 2 without). Grippo competed under Renzo Gracie‘s academy banner, in New York City up until brown belt, but switched to the neighboring Marcelo Garcia academy who ultimately awarded Gianni his black belt on October 2013.

Gianni Grippo Jiu Jitsu

Full Name: Gianni Paul Grippo

Nickname: n/a

Lineage: Mitsuyo Maeda > Carlos Gracie > Helio Gracie > Rolls Gracie > Romero Cavalcanti > Fabio Gurgel > Marcelo Garcia > Gianni Grippo

Main Achievements:

  • IBJJF Pan American Champion (2015/2014* black, 2012 brown, 2011 purple)
  • IBJJF Pan American No-Gi Champion (2017 black, 2013/2012 brown)
  • IBJJF World Champion (2013/2012 brown, 2011 purple, 2009 blue)
  • FIVE Super-League Champion (2017)
  • UAEJJF Abu Dhabi Pro Champion (2017/2015 black)
  • IBJJF World No-Gi Champion (2011 purple, 2007 blue)
  • IBJJF European Open Championship Runner-up (2017)
  • IBJJF World Championship 3rd Place (2017)
  • IBJJF World No-Gi Championship 3rd Place (2015)

*closed bracket with team mate

Favorite Position/Technique: Berimbolo, Leg Drag Guardpass

Weight Division: Peso Pena (70kg/154lbs)

Team/Association: Alliance

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Gianni Grippo Biography

Gianni Grippo grew up in the New York area, from a very young age he started practicing and competing in sporting events, strongly influenced by his father, a former triathlete. Before discovering Jiu Jitsu, Grippo was an accomplished junior swimmer with a great track record, making it to the Junior Olympics for his team three years in a row, he also made it to his team’s varsity roster in his freshman year of high school. But Grippo’s athletic prowess did not stop at ‘pure sports’, he also competed in boxing with several amateur bouts under his gloves.

Jiu Jitsu appeared in Gianni’s life through his father, who first heard about Renzo Gracie‘s gym through a friend. The novelty factor of Jiu Jitsu lit some fire under Gianni, who fell in love with grappling from his first class, a class led by Magno Gama of RGA.

The Grippo family was very supportive of Gianni’s Jiu Jitsu activity and commuted daily to Manhattan so their son could have the best training possible in the area. Grappling remained as a secondary hobby (swimming being the first) until the family traveled to Brazil, for the Jiu Jitsu World Championship of 2004. There, after watching Ronaldo Souza beat Roger Gracie in one of the most epic open weight finals of that year, Grippo decided he wanted to become a professional fighter and relinquished swimming.

With a very competitive personality, a hard working mentality and a genetic sporting ability, Grippo quickly became a big name in the US national circuit at the lower belts, carrying the RGA flag high, winning almost every major competition in Jiu Jitsu’s calendar. But as Gianni advanced in the belt system, he started seeking more sport specific training. training that (arguably) the Renzo Gracie Academy – an academy with a strong MMA/No Gi focus, could not provide. This ultimately led Grippo to move to the Alliance Academy of Marcelo Garcia. The spit at the time was taken very harshly by many in the Jiu Jitsu community, especially those close to Renzo Gracie such as Rafael Correa and Garry Tonon who voiced their opinion. It was also mentioned that Gianni announced the switch via social media and no one at the gym knew of the decision, this happened during March, 2012.

Controversy aside, Gianni’s choice to move to a more Brazilian Jiu Jitsu sporting orientated academy raised his profile and the wins continued happening for Gianni who received his black belt on the 1st of October 2013. His a victory at the Pan American Championship in 2014, only a few months after receiving the rank, cemented his name as one of the top competitors of his generation.

Gianni Grippo Grappling Record

81 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    44 (54%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    6 (7%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    21 (26%)
  • BY DECISION
    10 (12%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

21 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Choke from back
43
9
#86e620
Submission
14
3
#5AD3D1
Armbar
10
2
#d1212a
Bow and arrow
10
2
#fad11b
RNC
10
2
#f58822
Cross choke
5
1
#224aba
Inside heel hook
5
1
#ff9124
Ezekiel
5
1
21
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
31 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    9 (29%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    9 (29%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    3 (10%)
  • BY DECISION
    9 (29%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    1 (3%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

3 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
Armbar
67
2
#86e620
Choke from back
33
1
3
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Gianni Grippo Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
5127Rafael MendesRafael MendesLPts: 3x0European70KGSF2014
5365Leo SaggioroLeo SaggioroLReferee DecisionWP Montreal70KGF2014
5375Otavio SousaOtavio SousaLPts: 0x0, AdvWP MontrealABSSF2014
5447M. AndreDN/ACopa Podio77KGGP2014
5454Gilbert BurnsGilbert BurnsLArmbarCopa Podio77KGGP2014
5461Fernando VieiraFernando VieiraDPts: 2x2Copa Podio77KGGP2014
5509Leo SaggioroLeo SaggioroLAdvWorld Pro.70KGSF2014
5629Rafael MendesRafael MendesLChoke from backWorld Champ.70KG4F2014
5758Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoLReferee DecisionSF OpenABSSF2014
5819Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoLPts: 2x2, AdvNo Gi Pan Am.70KGSF2014
5841Jackson SousaJackson SousaLPts: 2x0No Gi Pan Am.ABSSF2014
5875Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoLReferee DecisionNo Gi Worlds70KGSF2014
5920Augusto MendesAugusto MendesLReferee DecisionWorld ExpoABSSPF2014
5926Samir ChantreSamir ChantreLAdvLas Vegas Open70KGF2014
5954Joao MiyaoJoao MiyaoLPts: 6x4NYC Pro70KGF2014
6032Joao MiyaoJoao MiyaoLPenCopa Podio70KGSPF2014
6356Marcio AndreMarcio AndreLAdvEuropean70KGF2015
6538Magid HageLReferee DecisionSF OpenABSSF2015
6815Paulo MiyaoPaulo MiyaoLAdvNY Spring Open70KGF2015
7080Paulo MiyaoPaulo MiyaoLPts: 9x2Boston Spring Open70KGF2015
7737Rubens CharlesRubens CharlesLPts: 3x0ADCC66KG4F2015
7935Paulo MiyaoPaulo MiyaoLReferee DecisionNoGi Pan Ams70KGF2015
7962Garry TononGarry TononLPts: 6x6, AdvNoGi Pan AmsABSSF2015
8162Augusto MendesAugusto MendesLPts: 2x0NoGi Worlds70KGSF2015
8285Kim TerraKim TerraLReferee DecisionIBJJF NY Pro70KGF2015
9127Bruno FrazattoBruno FrazattoDN/APolaris 370KGSPF2016
9281Rafael MansurRafael MansurLPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Pro69KG8F2016
9644Hiago GeorgeHiago GeorgeLPts: 4x0World Champ.64KG4F2016
10552Marcio AndreMarcio AndreLPts: 2x2, AdvNoGi Worlds73KG4F2016
10777Joao MiyaoJoao MiyaoLPts: 2x0NY BJJ Pro70KGF2016
11124Rubens CharlesRubens CharlesLPts: 5x0European Open70KGF2017
11648Shane Hill-TaylorShane Hill-TaylorLReferee DecisionPan American70KG8F2017
12553Leo SaggioroLeo SaggioroLReferee DecisionWorld Champ.70KGSF2017
12948Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusLArmbarBoston SM. OpenABSF2017
5126UnknownWChoke from backEuropean70KG4F2014
5212Zachary AdamsonWPointsPan American70KGR12014
5221Isaque PaivaIsaque PaivaWPts: 5x0Pan American70KG4F2014
5224Samir ChantreSamir ChantreWPts: 2x0Pan American70KGSF2014
5311Steven BarrettWCross chokeNY Summer Op.ABS4F2014
5313Eliot KellyEliot KellyWPts: 11x2NY Summer Op.ABSSF2014
5314Rodrigo FreitasRodrigo FreitasWReferee DecisionNY Summer Op.ABSF2014
5316Steven BarnettWChoke from backNY Summer Op.76KGSF2014
5317Rodrigo FreitasRodrigo FreitasWN/ANY Summer Op.76KGF2014
5319D. HemmingsWPts: 2x0FIVE70KGSPF2014
5380AJ AgazarmAJ AgazarmWPts: 4x0NY Spring OpenABSF2014
5463Victor SilverioVictor SilverioD---Copa Podio77KGGP2014
5506Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoWPts: 2x0World Pro.70KGR12014
5618S. FranceschiniWPointsWorld Champ.70KGRDS2014
5621Vugner SilvaWChoke from backWorld Champ.70KGRDS2014
5756S. FranceschiniWArmbarWorld Pro.70KG3PLC2014
5757Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoWPts: 2x0SF Open70KGF2014
5835Garry TononGarry TononWPts: 6x4No Gi Pan Am.ABSR12014
5837Mauro SantiagoWPts: 0x0, AdvNo Gi Pan Am.ABS4F2014
5872Yukito iosadaWPts: 5x0No Gi Worlds70KG4F2014
5924Vitor PaschoalWPointsLas Vegas Open70KGSF2014
5928Nathan MendelsohnNathan MendelsohnWPointsLas Vegas OpenABSSF2014
5929Ranieri PaivaWN/ALas Vegas OpenABSF2014
5951Jonathan ThomasWReferee DecisionNYC Pro70KG4F2014
5952Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoWReferee DecisionNYC Pro70KGSF2014
6353Guilherme NevesWBow and arrowEuropean70KG4F2015
6355Guilherme NevesWBow and arrowEuropean70KGSF2015
6537Darragh OConaillDarragh OConaillWPointsSF OpenABS4F2015
6541Rodrigo FreitasRodrigo FreitasWPts: 6x4SF Open76KGF2015
6604Mayko BorgesWChoke from backPan American70KG4F2015
6607Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoWPts: 6x4Pan American70KGF2015
6813Brian MahechaBrian MahechaWPointsNY Spring Open70KGSF2015
6893Isaque PaivaIsaque PaivaWPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Pro65KGF2015
7219Leo SaggioroLeo SaggioroWReferee DecisionWorld Champ.70Kg4F2015
7732Gabriel MarangoniGabriel MarangoniWPts: 2x0ADCC66KGR12015
7805Tom BarlowWInside heel hookPolaris 270KGSPF2015
7931Michael WackerWPts: 13x0NoGi Pan Ams70KG4F2015
7933Mayko AraujoMayko AraujoWChoke from backNoGi Pan Ams70KGSF2015
7960Rodrigo FreitasRodrigo FreitasWReferee DecisionNoGi Pan AmsABS4F2015
8153Geoffrey VillarealWChoke from BackNoGi Worlds70KG8F2015
8158Isaque PaivaIsaque PaivaWPts: 15x10NoGi Worlds70KG4F2015
8284Paulo SilvaWN/AIBJJF NY Pro70KGSF2015
9178Darson HemmingsDarson HemmingsWPts: 4x4, AdvNY Spring Open76KGSF2016
9180Masahiro IwasakiMasahiro IwasakiWPts: 2x0NY Spring Open76KGF2016
9272Wanki ChaiWPts: 4x4, AdvWorld Pro69KGR12016
9618Brian StuebnerWChoke from backRespect Pro65KGSF2016
9619Gabriel MartinsWChoke from backRespect Pro65KGF2016
10186Felipe SimplicioWEzekielRollmore SPC70KGSPF2016
10313Vinicius SoaresWSubmissionNoGi Pan Ams73KGSF2016
10314Rodrigo FreitasRodrigo FreitasWPts: 4x0NoGi Pan Ams73KGF2016
10544Marcus WilsonWRNCNoGi Worlds73KGR12016
10775Bruno FrazattoBruno FrazattoWPts: 4x2NY BJJ Pro70KGSF2016
11112Wanki ChaeWPts: 5x2European Open70KG8F2017
11118Tiago BravoTiago BravoWPts: 4x2European Open70KG4F2017
11122Isaque PaivaIsaque PaivaWPts: 10x8European Open70KGSF2017
11320Samir ChantreSamir ChantreWReferee DecisionF2W 25N/ASPF2017
11447Gabriel GoulartGabriel GoulartWPointsUAEJJF NY Pro77KGR12017
11450Jomari GuarinWPointsUAEJJF NY Pro77KG4F2017
11452Alex OliveiraWPointsUAEJJF NY Pro77KGSF2017
11460Johnny TamaJohnny TamaWSubmissionUAEJJF NY ProU77KGSF2017
11461Francisco TavaresWSubmissionUAEJJF NY ProU77KGF2017
11879Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoWReferee DecisionF2W Pro 3070KGSPF2017
11910Juan GalarzaWN/ANY Spring No-Gi73KGRR2017
11911Joao AlvesWPts: 2x2, AdvNY Spring No-Gi73KGF2017
11915Nicolas PenzerWRNCNY Spring No-GiABSSF2017
11916Aaron JohnsonWPointsNY Spring No-GiABSF2017
12125Daisuke ShirakiWPts: 2x0World Pro69KG4F2017
12127Isaac DoederleinIsaac DoederleinWPts: 2x2, AdvWorld Pro69KGSF2017
12131Tiago BravoTiago BravoWPts: 8x0World Pro69KGF2017
12548Italo LinsItalo LinsWPts: 9x4World Champ.70KG8F2017
12551Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoWPts: 6x6World Champ.70KG4F2017
12735Dustin AkbariWArmbarF2W Pro 3875KGSPF2017
12879Wallace SantosWReferee DecisionFIVE Super League70KG4F2017
12882Leo SaggioroLeo SaggioroWReferee DecisionFIVE Super League70KGSF2017
12885Shane Hill-TaylorShane Hill-TaylorWReferee DecisionFIVE Super League70KGF2017
12939Y. KakizawaWN/ABoston SM. Open76KGSF2017
12940Alexandre MolinaroWN/ABoston SM. Open76KGF2017
12947Alexandre OliveiraWN/ABoston SM. OpenABSSF2017
13073Athaide JuniorWN/AWashington OpenSF76KG2017
13075Shane Hill-TaylorShane Hill-TaylorWPointsWashington OpenF76KG2017
13106Thiago MacedoWChoke from backSan Diego ProSF70KG2017
13108Hiago GeorgeHiago GeorgeWPts: 2x0San Diego ProF70KG2017

Gianni Grippo v Vugner Silva

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