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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:

  • Pan American Champion (2015, 2014* black, 2012 brown, 2011 purple)
  • Pan American Champion No Gi (2013 & 2012 brown)
  • World Champion (2013/2012 brown, 2011 purple, 2009 blue)
  • World Pro Champion – UAEJJ (2015 black)
  • World Champion No Gi (2011 purple, 2007 blue)
  • 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

73 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    38 (52%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    6 (8%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    20 (27%)
  • BY DECISION
    9 (12%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

20 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Choke from back
40
8
#86e620
Submission
15
3
#5AD3D1
RNC
10
2
#d1212a
Armbar
10
2
#fad11b
Bow and arrow
10
2
#f58822
Cross choke
5
1
#224aba
Inside heel hook
5
1
#ff9124
Ezekiel
5
1
20
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
28 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    9 (32%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    8 (29%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    2 (7%)
  • BY DECISION
    8 (29%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    1 (4%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

2 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
Armbar
50
1
#86e620
Choke from back
50
1
2
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Gianni Grippo Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
5095Rafael MendesRafael MendesLPts: 3x0European70KGSF2014
5342Otavio SousaOtavio SousaLPts: 0x0, AdvWP MontrealABSSF2014
5413M. AndreDN/ACopa Podio77KGGP2014
5420Gilbert BurnsGilbert BurnsLArmbarCopa Podio77KGGP2014
5427Fernando VieiraFernando VieiraDPts: 2x2Copa Podio77KGGP2014
5591Rafael MendesRafael MendesLChoke from backWorld Champ.70KG4F2014
5720Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoLReferee DecisionSF OpenABSSF2014
5781Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoLPts: 2x2, AdvNo Gi Pan Am.70KGSF2014
5803Jackson SousaJackson SousaLPts: 2x0No Gi Pan Am.ABSSF2014
5837Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoLReferee DecisionNo Gi Worlds70KGSF2014
5882Augusto MendesAugusto MendesLReferee DecisionWorld ExpoABSSPF2014
5888Samir ChantreSamir ChantreLAdvLas Vegas Open70KGF2014
5916Joao MiyaoJoao MiyaoLPts: 6x4NYC Pro70KGF2014
5994Joao MiyaoJoao MiyaoLPenCopa Podio70KGSPF2014
6308Marcio AndreMarcio AndreLAdvEuropean70KGF2015
6490Magid HageLReferee DecisionSF OpenABSSF2015
6767Paulo MiyaoPaulo MiyaoLAdvNY Spring Open70KGF2015
7032Paulo MiyaoPaulo MiyaoLPts: 9x2Boston Spring Open70KGF2015
7688Rubens CharlesRubens CharlesLPts: 3x0ADCC66KG4F2015
7886Paulo MiyaoPaulo MiyaoLReferee DecisionNoGi Pan Ams70KGF2015
7913Garry TononGarry TononLPts: 6x6, AdvNoGi Pan AmsABSSF2015
8113Augusto MendesAugusto MendesLPts: 2x0NoGi Worlds70KGSF2015
8233Kim TerraKim TerraLReferee DecisionIBJJF NY Pro70KGF2015
9073Bruno FrazattoBruno FrazattoDN/APolaris 370KGSPF2016
9227Rafael MansurRafael MansurLPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Pro69KG8F2016
9590Hiago GeorgeHiago GeorgeLPts: 4x0World Champ.64KG4F2016
10496Marcio AndreMarcio AndreLPts: 2x2, AdvNoGi Worlds73KG4F2016
10721Joao MiyaoJoao MiyaoLPts: 2x0NY BJJ Pro70KGF2016
11067Rubens CharlesRubens CharlesLPts: 5x0European Open70KGF2017
11590Shane Hill-TaylorShane Hill-TaylorLReferee DecisionPan American70KG8F2017
12495Leo SaggioroLReferee DecisionWorld Champ.70KGSF2017
5094UnknownWChoke from backEuropean70KG4F2014
5180Zachary AdamsonWPointsPan American70KGR12014
5189Isaque PaivaIsaque PaivaWPts: 5x0Pan American70KG4F2014
5192Samir ChantreSamir ChantreWPts: 2x0Pan American70KGSF2014
5279Steven BarrettWCross chokeNY Summer Op.ABS4F2014
5281Eliot KellyEliot KellyWPts: 11x2NY Summer Op.ABSSF2014
5282Rodrigo FreitasRodrigo FreitasWReferee DecisionNY Summer Op.ABSF2014
5284Steven BarnettWChoke from backNY Summer Op.76KGSF2014
5285Rodrigo FreitasRodrigo FreitasWN/ANY Summer Op.76KGF2014
5287D. HemmingsWPts: 2x0FIVE70KGSPF2014
5347AJ AgazarmAJ AgazarmWPts: 4x0NY Spring OpenABSF2014
5429Victor SilverioVictor SilverioD---Copa Podio77KGGP2014
5472Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoWPts: 2x0World Pro.70KGR12014
5580S. FranceschiniWPointsWorld Champ.70KGRDS2014
5583Vugner SilvaWChoke from backWorld Champ.70KGRDS2014
5718S. FranceschiniWArmbarWorld Pro.70KG3PLC2014
5719Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoWPts: 2x0SF Open70KGF2014
5797Garry TononGarry TononWPts: 6x4No Gi Pan Am.ABSR12014
5799Mauro SantiagoWPts: 0x0, AdvNo Gi Pan Am.ABS4F2014
5834Yukito iosadaWPts: 5x0No Gi Worlds70KG4F2014
5886Vitor PaschoalWPointsLas Vegas Open70KGSF2014
5890N. MendelsohnWPointsLas Vegas OpenABSSF2014
5891Ranieri PaivaWN/ALas Vegas OpenABSF2014
5913Jonathan ThomasWReferee DecisionNYC Pro70KG4F2014
5914Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoWReferee DecisionNYC Pro70KGSF2014
6305Guilherme NevesWBow and arrowEuropean70KG4F2015
6307Guilherme NevesWBow and arrowEuropean70KGSF2015
6489Darragh OConaillDarragh OConaillWPointsSF OpenABS4F2015
6493Rodrigo FreitasRodrigo FreitasWPts: 6x4SF Open76KGF2015
6556Mayko BorgesWChoke from backPan American70KG4F2015
6559Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoWPts: 6x4Pan American70KGF2015
6765Brian MahechaBrian MahechaWPointsNY Spring Open70KGSF2015
6845Isaque PaivaIsaque PaivaWPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Pro65KGF2015
7170Leo SaggioroWReferee DecisionWorld Champ.70Kg4F2015
7683Gabriel MarangoniGabriel MarangoniWPts: 2x0ADCC66KGR12015
7756Tom BarlowWInside heel hookPolaris 270KGSPF2015
7882Michael WackerWPts: 13x0NoGi Pan Ams70KG4F2015
7884Mayko AraujoWChoke from backNoGi Pan Ams70KGSF2015
7911Rodrigo FreitasRodrigo FreitasWReferee DecisionNoGi Pan AmsABS4F2015
8104Geoffrey VillarealWChoke from BackNoGi Worlds70KG8F2015
8109Isaque PaivaIsaque PaivaWPts: 15x10NoGi Worlds70KG4F2015
8232Paulo SilvaWN/AIBJJF NY Pro70KGSF2015
9124Darson HemmingsDarson HemmingsWPts: 4x4, AdvNY Spring Open76KGSF2016
9126Masahiro IwasakiMasahiro IwasakiWPts: 2x0NY Spring Open76KGF2016
9218Wanki ChaiWPts: 4x4, AdvWorld Pro69KGR12016
9564Brian StuebnerWChoke from backRespect Pro65KGSF2016
9565Gabriel MartinsWChoke from backRespect Pro65KGF2016
10130Felipe SimplicioWEzekielRollmore SPC70KGSPF2016
10257Vinicius SoaresWSubmissionNoGi Pan Ams73KGSF2016
10258Rodrigo FreitasRodrigo FreitasWPts: 4x0NoGi Pan Ams73KGF2016
10488Marcus WilsonWRNCNoGi Worlds73KGR12016
10719Bruno FrazattoBruno FrazattoWPts: 4x2NY BJJ Pro70KGSF2016
11055Wanki ChaeWPts: 5x2European Open70KG8F2017
11061Tiago BravoTiago BravoWPts: 4x2European Open70KG4F2017
11065Isaque PaivaIsaque PaivaWPts: 10x8European Open70KGSF2017
11262Samir ChantreSamir ChantreWReferee DecisionF2W 25N/ASPF2017
11389Gabriel GoulartGabriel GoulartWPointsUAEJJF NY Pro77KGR12017
11392Jomari GuarinWPointsUAEJJF NY Pro77KG4F2017
11394Alex OliveiraWPointsUAEJJF NY Pro77KGSF2017
11402Johnny TamaJohnny TamaWSubmissionUAEJJF NY ProU77KGSF2017
11403Francisco TavaresWSubmissionUAEJJF NY ProU77KGF2017
11821Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoWReferee DecisionF2W Pro 3070KGSPF2017
11852Juan GalarzaWN/ANY Spring No-Gi73KGRR2017
11853Joao AlvesWPts: 2x2, AdvNY Spring No-Gi73KGF2017
11857Nicolas PenzerWRNCNY Spring No-GiABSSF2017
11858Aaron JohnsonWPointsNY Spring No-GiABSF2017
12067Daisuke ShirakiWPts: 2x0World Pro69KG4F2017
12069Isaac DoederleinIsaac DoederleinWPts: 2x2, AdvWorld Pro69KGSF2017
12073Tiago BravoTiago BravoWPts: 8x0World Pro69KGF2017
12490Italo LinsItalo LinsWPts: 9x4World Champ.70KG8F2017
12493Osvaldo QueixinhoWPts: 6x6World Champ.70KG4F2017
12677Dustin AkbariWArmbarF2W Pro 3875KGSPF2017
12819Wallace SantosWReferee DecisionFIVE Super League70KG4F2017
12822Leo SaggioroWReferee DecisionFIVE Super League70KGSF2017

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