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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 (2018/2015/2014)
  • IBJJF Pan American No-Gi Champion (2017)
  • FIVE Super-League Champion (2017)
  • UAEJJF Abu Dhabi Pro Champion (2017/2015)
  • UAEJJF Abu Dhabi Pro 2nd Place (2018)
  • IBJJF European Open 2nd Place (2017)
  • IBJJF World 3rd Place (2017)
  • IBJJF World No-Gi 3rd Place (2015)

Main Achievements (Colored Belts):

  • IBJJF Pan American Champion (2012 brown, 2011 purple)
  • IBJJF Pan American No-Gi Champion (2013/2012 brown)
  • IBJJF World Champion (2013/2012 brown, 2011 purple, 2009 blue)
  • IBJJF World No-Gi Champion (2011 purple, 2007 blue)

Favorite Position/Technique: Berimbolo, Leg Drag Guardpass

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

Team/Association: Alliance

Merchandise:

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

121 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    66 (55%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    11 (9%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    33 (27%)
  • BY DECISION
    11 (9%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

33 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Choke from back
39
13
#86e620
Submission
18
6
#5AD3D1
Short choke
9
3
#d1212a
Bow and arrow
9
3
#fad11b
RNC
6
2
#f58822
Armbar
6
2
#224aba
Inside heel hook
3
1
#ff9124
Ezekiel
3
1
#bf1f6c
Choke
3
1
#22c9a5
Cross choke
3
1
33
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
40 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    11 (28%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    13 (33%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    3 (8%)
  • BY DECISION
    12 (30%)
  • 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
5183Rafael MendesRafael MendesLPts: 3x0European70KGSF2014
5421Leo SaggioroLeo SaggioroLReferee DecisionWP Montreal70KGF2014
5431Otavio SousaOtavio SousaLPts: 0x0, AdvWP MontrealABSSF2014
5508M. AndreDN/ACopa Podio77KGGP2014
5515Gilbert BurnsGilbert BurnsLArmbarCopa Podio77KGGP2014
5522Fernando VieiraFernando VieiraDPts: 2x2Copa Podio77KGGP2014
5570Leo SaggioroLeo SaggioroLAdvWorld Pro.70KGSF2014
5692Rafael MendesRafael MendesLChoke from backWorld Champ.70KG4F2014
5825Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoLReferee DecisionSF OpenABSSF2014
5886Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoLPts: 2x2, AdvNo Gi Pan Am.70KGSF2014
5908Jackson SousaJackson SousaLPts: 2x0No Gi Pan Am.ABSSF2014
5943Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoLReferee DecisionNoGi Worlds67KGSF2014
5988Augusto MendesAugusto MendesLReferee DecisionWorld ExpoABSSPF2014
5994Samir ChantreSamir ChantreLAdvLas Vegas Open70KGF2014
6022Joao MiyaoJoao MiyaoLPts: 6x4NYC Pro70KGF2014
6099Joao MiyaoJoao MiyaoLPenCopa Podio70KGSPF2014
6431Marcio AndreMarcio AndreLAdvEuropean70KGF2015
6619Magid HageLReferee DecisionSF OpenABSSF2015
6901Paulo MiyaoPaulo MiyaoLAdvNY Spring Open70KGF2015
7173Paulo MiyaoPaulo MiyaoLPts: 9x2Boston Spring Open70KGF2015
7838Rubens CharlesRubens CharlesLPts: 3x0ADCC66KG4F2015
8048Paulo MiyaoPaulo MiyaoLReferee DecisionNoGi Pan Ams70KGF2015
8075Garry TononGarry TononLPts: 6x6, AdvNoGi Pan AmsABSSF2015
8277Augusto MendesAugusto MendesLPts: 2x0NoGi Worlds67KGSF2015
8400Kim TerraKim TerraLReferee DecisionIBJJF NY Pro70KGF2015
9252Bruno FrazattoBruno FrazattoDN/APolaris 370KGSPF2016
9406Rafael MansurRafael MansurLPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Pro69KG8F2016
9769Hiago GeorgeHiago GeorgeLPts: 4x0World Champ.64KG4F2016
10701Marcio AndreMarcio AndreLPts: 2x2, AdvNoGi Worlds73KG4F2016
10926Joao MiyaoJoao MiyaoLPts: 2x0NY BJJ Pro70KGF2016
11294Rubens CharlesRubens CharlesLPts: 5x0European Open70KGF2017
11825Jamil Hill-TaylorJamil Hill-TaylorLReferee DecisionPan American70KG8F2017
12750Leo SaggioroLeo SaggioroLReferee DecisionWorld Champ.70KGSF2017
13166Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusLArmbarBoston SM. OpenABSF2017
13563Horlando MonteiroHorlando MonteiroLReferee DecisionAtlanta SM OpenABSF2017
13607Josh BacallaoLPts: 0x0, AdvNo Gi Pan Am.ABS4F2017
13947Kevin MahechaKevin MahechaLPts: 6x6, AdvBJJ NY Pro70KG4F2017
14092Celso ViniciusCelso ViniciusDPts: 0x0Kasai Pro70KGRR2017
14096Edwin OcasioDPts: 0x0Kasai Pro70KGRR2017
14170Pablo MantovaniPablo MantovaniLPts: 2x0NoGi Worlds67KGSF2017
14348Marcio AndreMarcio AndreLPts: 4x2European Open70KGF2018
15334Celso ViniciusCelso ViniciusLPts: 0x0, AdvKing of Mats69KGRR2018
15354Leo SaggioroLeo SaggioroLReferee DecisionKing of Mats69KGF2018
15432Paulo MiyaoPaulo MiyaoLPts: 2x2, AdvWorld Pro69KGF2018
15512Rafael MansurRafael MansurLReferee DecisionBrasileiro70KGF2018
5182UnknownWChoke from backEuropean70KG4F2014
5268Zachary AdamsonWPointsPan American70KGR12014
5277Isaque PaivaIsaque PaivaWPts: 5x0Pan American70KG4F2014
5280Samir ChantreSamir ChantreWPts: 2x0Pan American70KGSF2014
5367Steven BarrettWCross chokeNY Summer Op.ABS4F2014
5369Eliot KellyEliot KellyWPts: 11x2NY Summer Op.ABSSF2014
5370Rodrigo FreitasRodrigo FreitasWReferee DecisionNY Summer Op.ABSF2014
5372Steven BarnettWChoke from backNY Summer Op.76KGSF2014
5373Rodrigo FreitasRodrigo FreitasWN/ANY Summer Op.76KGF2014
5375D. HemmingsWPts: 2x0FIVE70KGSPF2014
5435Tiago AlmeidaWN/ANY Spring OpenABSSF2014
5437AJ AgazarmAJ AgazarmWPts: 4x0NY Spring OpenABSF2014
5524Victor SilverioVictor SilverioD---Copa Podio77KGGP2014
5567Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoWPts: 2x0World Pro.70KGR12014
5572S. FranceschiniWArmbarWorld Pro.70KG3PLC2014
5681S. FranceschiniWPointsWorld Champ.70KGRDS2014
5684Vugner SilvaWChoke from backWorld Champ.70KGRDS2014
5824Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoWPts: 2x0SF Open70KGF2014
5902Garry TononGarry TononWPts: 6x4No Gi Pan Am.ABSR12014
5904Mauro SantiagoWPts: 0x0, AdvNo Gi Pan Am.ABS4F2014
5940Yukito iosadaWPts: 5x0NoGi Worlds67KG4F2014
5992Vitor PaschoalWPointsLas Vegas Open70KGSF2014
5996Nathan MendelsohnNathan MendelsohnWPointsLas Vegas OpenABSSF2014
5997Ranieri PaivaWN/ALas Vegas OpenABSF2014
6019Jonathan ThomasWReferee DecisionNYC Pro70KG4F2014
6020Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoWReferee DecisionNYC Pro70KGSF2014
6428Guilherme NevesWBow and arrowEuropean70KG4F2015
6430Guilherme NevesWBow and arrowEuropean70KGSF2015
6618Darragh OConaillDarragh OConaillWPointsSF OpenABS4F2015
6622Rodrigo FreitasRodrigo FreitasWPts: 6x4SF Open76KGF2015
6685Mayko BorgesWChoke from backPan American70KG4F2015
6688Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoWPts: 6x4Pan American70KGF2015
6899Brian MahechaBrian MahechaWPointsNY Spring Open70KGSF2015
6982Isaque PaivaIsaque PaivaWPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Pro65KGF2015
7312Leo SaggioroLeo SaggioroWReferee DecisionWorld Champ.70Kg4F2015
7833Gabriel MarangoniGabriel MarangoniWPts: 2x0ADCC66KGR12015
7908Tom BarlowWInside heel hookPolaris 270KGSPF2015
8044Michael WackerWPts: 13x0NoGi Pan Ams70KG4F2015
8046Mayko AraujoMayko AraujoWChoke from backNoGi Pan Ams70KGSF2015
8073Rodrigo FreitasRodrigo FreitasWReferee DecisionNoGi Pan AmsABS4F2015
8268Geoffrey VillarealWChoke from BackNoGi Worlds67KG8F2015
8273Isaque PaivaIsaque PaivaWPts: 15x10NoGi Worlds67KG4F2015
8399Paulo SilvaWN/AIBJJF NY Pro70KGSF2015
9303Darson HemmingsDarson HemmingsWPts: 4x4, AdvNY Spring Open76KGSF2016
9305Masahiro IwasakiMasahiro IwasakiWPts: 2x0NY Spring Open76KGF2016
9397Wanki ChaeWanki ChaeWPts: 4x4, AdvWorld Pro69KGR12016
9743Brian StuebnerWChoke from backRespect Pro65KGSF2016
9744Gabriel MartinsWChoke from backRespect Pro65KGF2016
10319Felipe SimplicioWEzekielRollmore SPC70KGSPF2016
10455Vinicius SoaresWSubmissionNoGi Pan Ams73KGSF2016
10456Rodrigo FreitasRodrigo FreitasWPts: 4x0NoGi Pan Ams73KGF2016
10693Marcus WilsonWRNCNoGi Worlds73KGR12016
10924Bruno FrazattoBruno FrazattoWPts: 4x2NY BJJ Pro70KGSF2016
11282Wanki ChaeWanki ChaeWPts: 5x2European Open70KG8F2017
11288Tiago BravoTiago BravoWPts: 4x2European Open70KG4F2017
11292Isaque PaivaIsaque PaivaWPts: 10x8European Open70KGSF2017
11490Samir ChantreSamir ChantreWReferee DecisionF2W 25N/ASPF2017
11626Gabriel GoulartGabriel GoulartWPointsUAEJJF NY Pro77KGR12017
11629Jomari GuarinWPointsUAEJJF NY Pro77KG4F2017
11631Alex OliveiraWPointsUAEJJF NY Pro77KGSF2017
11639Johnny TamaJohnny TamaWSubmissionUAEJJF NY ProU77KGSF2017
11640Francisco TavaresWSubmissionUAEJJF NY ProU77KGF2017
12061Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoWReferee DecisionF2W Pro 3070KGSPF2017
12092Juan GalarzaWN/ANY Spring No-Gi73KGRR2017
12093Joao AlvesWPts: 2x2, AdvNY Spring No-Gi73KGF2017
12097Nicolas PenzerWRNCNY Spring No-GiABSSF2017
12098Aaron JohnsonWPointsNY Spring No-GiABSF2017
12311Daisuke ShirakiWPts: 2x0World Pro69KG4F2017
12313Isaac DoederleinIsaac DoederleinWPts: 2x2, AdvWorld Pro69KGSF2017
12317Tiago BravoTiago BravoWPts: 8x0World Pro69KGF2017
12745Italo LinsItalo LinsWPts: 9x4World Champ.70KG8F2017
12748Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoWPts: 6x6World Champ.70KG4F2017
12932Dustin AkbariWArmbarF2W Pro 3875KGSPF2017
13080Wallace SantosWReferee DecisionFIVE Super League70KG4F2017
13083Leo SaggioroLeo SaggioroWReferee DecisionFIVE Super League70KGSF2017
13086Jamil Hill-TaylorJamil Hill-TaylorWReferee DecisionFIVE Super League70KGF2017
13157Y. KakizawaWN/ABoston SM. Open76KGSF2017
13158Alexandre MolinaroWN/ABoston SM. Open76KGF2017
13165Alexandre OliveiraWN/ABoston SM. OpenABSSF2017
13302Athaide JuniorWN/AWashington Open76KGSF2017
13304Jamil Hill-TaylorJamil Hill-TaylorWPointsWashington Open76KGF2017
13354Thiago MacedoThiago MacedoWChoke from backSan Diego Pro70KGSF2017
13356Hiago GeorgeHiago GeorgeWPts: 2x0San Diego Pro70KGF2017
13551Silvio DuranWChokeAtlanta SM Open76KGF2017
13562Breno BittencourtBreno BittencourtWPointsAtlanta SM OpenABSSF2017
13585Nicolas RenierWShort chokeNo Gi Pan Am.67KGSF2017
13587Jamil Hill-TaylorJamil Hill-TaylorWPts: 2x0No Gi Pan Am.67KGF2017
13742Justin RaderJustin RaderWReferee DecisionF2W Pro 5170KGSPF2017
14087Enrico CoccoEnrico CoccoD---Kasai Pro70KGRR2017
14099Garry TononGarry TononWPts: 6x4Kasai Pro70KG3RD2017
14165Brandon WalenskiWShort chokeNoGi Worlds67KGR12017
14169Thiago AugustoWShort chokeNoGi Worlds67KG4F2017
14340Sergio CalderonWSubmissionEuropean Open70KGR12018
14343Brian MahechaBrian MahechaWChoke from backEuropean Open70KG4F2018
14347Isaque PaivaIsaque PaivaWPts: 7x6European Open70KGSF2018
14473Dainis HuWChoke from backAtlanta W. Open76KG4F2018
14477Kyle BriereWN/AAtlanta W. Open76KGSF2018
14478Gilson NunesGilson NunesWPts: 4x4, AdvAtlanta W. Open76KGF2018
14624Athos MirandaWN/AContinental Pro77KGRR2018
14626Alexandre MolinaroWN/AContinental Pro77KGRR2018
14785Joe ScovelWPts: 11x2Pan American70KG8F2018
14790AJ AgazarmAJ AgazarmWPts: 0x0, AdvPan American70KG4F2018
14793Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoWPts: 2x2, AdvPan American70KGSF2018
14794Jamil Hill-TaylorJamil Hill-TaylorWPts: 2x2, AdvPan American70KGF2018
14967John LawrenceWChoke from backChicago Sp. Open76KG4F2018
14969Marcelo CostaWPointsChicago Sp. Open76KGSF2018
14971Alexandre MolinaroWPointsChicago Sp. Open76KGF2018
15120Cesar CardosoWPointsWashington Open76KGSF2018
15121Johnny TamaJohnny TamaWPointsWashington Open76KGF2018
15223Tiago RibeiroWN/ABoston Sp. Open70KGSF2018
15224Matheus GonzagaMatheus GonzagaWPointsBoston Sp. Open70KGF2018
15238Josh PresleyWN/ABoston Sp. OpenABS4F2018
15239Cesar CasamajoWN/ABoston Sp. OpenABSSF2018
15240Rodrigo FreitasRodrigo FreitasWPointsBoston Sp. OpenABSF2018
15340Tiago BravoTiago BravoWPts: 2x0King of Mats69KGRR2018
15345Thiago BarretoThiago BarretoWPts: 0x0, AdvKing of Mats69KGRR2018
15350Wanki ChaeWanki ChaeWPts: 13x2King of Mats69KGRR2018
15353Isaque PaivaIsaque PaivaWPts: 8x6King of Mats69KGSF2018
15429Abdullah NabasWSubmissionWorld Pro69KG4F2018
15431Krzysztof FlakWSubmissionWorld Pro69KGSF2018
15505Richard DuarteWChoke from backBrasileiro70KGR12018
15507Raphael CadenaWBow and arrowBrasileiro70KG4F2018
15511Isaque PaivaIsaque PaivaWPointsBrasileiro70KGSF2018

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