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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 (2018/2017)
  • 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

141 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    78 (55%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    13 (9%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    37 (26%)
  • BY DECISION
    13 (9%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

37 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Choke from back
43
16
#86e620
Submission
16
6
#5AD3D1
Bow and arrow
8
3
#d1212a
Short choke
8
3
#fad11b
Armbar
5
2
#f58822
RNC
5
2
#224aba
Toe hold
3
1
#ff9124
Cross choke
3
1
#bf1f6c
Inside heel hook
3
1
#22c9a5
Ezekiel
3
1
#fad223
Choke
3
1
37
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
42 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    12 (29%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    13 (31%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    3 (7%)
  • BY DECISION
    13 (31%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    1 (2%)
  • 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
5193Rafael MendesRafael MendesLPts: 3x0European70KGSF2014
5431Leo SaggioroLeo SaggioroLReferee DecisionWP Montreal70KGF2014
5441Otavio SousaOtavio SousaLPts: 0x0, AdvWP MontrealABSSF2014
5518M. AndreDN/ACopa Podio77KGGP2014
5525Gilbert BurnsGilbert BurnsLArmbarCopa Podio77KGGP2014
5532Fernando VieiraFernando VieiraDPts: 2x2Copa Podio77KGGP2014
5580Leo SaggioroLeo SaggioroLAdvWorld Pro.70KGSF2014
5702Rafael MendesRafael MendesLChoke from backWorld Champ.70KG4F2014
5835Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoLReferee DecisionSF OpenABSSF2014
5896Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoLPts: 2x2, AdvNo Gi Pan Am.70KGSF2014
5918Jackson SousaJackson SousaLPts: 2x0No Gi Pan Am.ABSSF2014
5953Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoLReferee DecisionNoGi Worlds67KGSF2014
5998Augusto MendesAugusto MendesLReferee DecisionWorld ExpoABSSPF2014
6004Samir ChantreSamir ChantreLAdvLas Vegas Open70KGF2014
6032Joao MiyaoJoao MiyaoLPts: 6x4NYC Pro70KGF2014
6109Joao MiyaoJoao MiyaoLPenCopa Podio70KGSPF2014
6441Marcio AndreMarcio AndreLAdvEuropean70KGF2015
6629Magid HageLReferee DecisionSF OpenABSSF2015
6911Paulo MiyaoPaulo MiyaoLAdvNY Spring Open70KGF2015
7183Paulo MiyaoPaulo MiyaoLPts: 9x2Boston Spring Open70KGF2015
7851Rubens CharlesRubens CharlesLPts: 3x0ADCC66KG4F2015
8061Paulo MiyaoPaulo MiyaoLReferee DecisionNoGi Pan Ams70KGF2015
8088Garry TononGarry TononLPts: 6x6, AdvNoGi Pan AmsABSSF2015
8290Augusto MendesAugusto MendesLPts: 2x0NoGi Worlds67KGSF2015
8413Kim TerraKim TerraLReferee DecisionIBJJF NY Pro70KGF2015
9267Bruno FrazattoBruno FrazattoDN/APolaris 370KGSPF2016
9423Rafael MansurRafael MansurLPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Pro69KG8F2016
9785Hiago GeorgeHiago GeorgeLPts: 4x0World Champ.64KG4F2016
10720Marcio AndreMarcio AndreLPts: 2x2, AdvNoGi Worlds73KG4F2016
10944Joao MiyaoJoao MiyaoLPts: 2x0NY BJJ Pro70KGF2016
11316Rubens CharlesRubens CharlesLPts: 5x0European Open70KGF2017
11853Jamil Hill-TaylorJamil Hill-TaylorLReferee DecisionPan American70KG8F2017
12781Leo SaggioroLeo SaggioroLReferee DecisionWorld Champ.70KGSF2017
13204Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusLArmbarBoston SM. OpenABSF2017
13613Horlando MonteiroHorlando MonteiroLReferee DecisionAtlanta SM OpenABSF2017
13660Josh BacallaoLPts: 0x0, AdvNo Gi Pan Am.ABS4F2017
14005Kevin MahechaKevin MahechaLPts: 6x6, AdvBJJ NY Pro70KG4F2017
14150Celso ViniciusCelso ViniciusDPts: 0x0Kasai Pro70KGRR2017
14154Edwin OcasioDPts: 0x0Kasai Pro70KGRR2017
14229Pablo MantovaniPablo MantovaniLPts: 2x0NoGi Worlds67KGSF2017
14415Marcio AndreMarcio AndreLPts: 4x2European Open70KGF2018
15422Celso ViniciusCelso ViniciusLPts: 0x0, AdvKing of Mats69KGRR2018
15442Leo SaggioroLeo SaggioroLReferee DecisionKing of Mats69KGF2018
15520Paulo MiyaoPaulo MiyaoLPts: 2x2, AdvWorld Pro69KGF2018
15600Rafael MansurRafael MansurLReferee DecisionBrasileiro70KGF2018
15850Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoLPts: 4x2World Champ.70KG4F2018
16500Jon CalestineJon CalestineLReferee DecisionKasai Pro 368KGSPF2018
5192UnknownWChoke from backEuropean70KG4F2014
5278Zachary AdamsonWPointsPan American70KGR12014
5287Isaque PaivaIsaque PaivaWPts: 5x0Pan American70KG4F2014
5290Samir ChantreSamir ChantreWPts: 2x0Pan American70KGSF2014
5377Steven BarrettWCross chokeNY Summer Op.ABS4F2014
5379Eliot KellyEliot KellyWPts: 11x2NY Summer Op.ABSSF2014
5380Rodrigo FreitasRodrigo FreitasWReferee DecisionNY Summer Op.ABSF2014
5382Steven BarnettWChoke from backNY Summer Op.76KGSF2014
5383Rodrigo FreitasRodrigo FreitasWN/ANY Summer Op.76KGF2014
5385D. HemmingsWPts: 2x0FIVE70KGSPF2014
5445Tiago AlmeidaWN/ANY Spring OpenABSSF2014
5447AJ AgazarmAJ AgazarmWPts: 4x0NY Spring OpenABSF2014
5534Victor SilverioVictor SilverioD---Copa Podio77KGGP2014
5577Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoWPts: 2x0World Pro.70KGR12014
5582S. FranceschiniWArmbarWorld Pro.70KG3PLC2014
5691S. FranceschiniWPointsWorld Champ.70KGRDS2014
5694Vugner SilvaWChoke from backWorld Champ.70KGRDS2014
5834Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoWPts: 2x0SF Open70KGF2014
5912Garry TononGarry TononWPts: 6x4No Gi Pan Am.ABSR12014
5914Mauro SantiagoWPts: 0x0, AdvNo Gi Pan Am.ABS4F2014
5950Yukito iosadaWPts: 5x0NoGi Worlds67KG4F2014
6002Vitor PaschoalWPointsLas Vegas Open70KGSF2014
6006Nathan MendelsohnNathan MendelsohnWPointsLas Vegas OpenABSSF2014
6007Ranieri PaivaWN/ALas Vegas OpenABSF2014
6029Jonathan ThomasWReferee DecisionNYC Pro70KG4F2014
6030Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoWReferee DecisionNYC Pro70KGSF2014
6438Guilherme NevesWBow and arrowEuropean70KG4F2015
6440Guilherme NevesWBow and arrowEuropean70KGSF2015
6628Darragh OConaillDarragh OConaillWPointsSF OpenABS4F2015
6632Rodrigo FreitasRodrigo FreitasWPts: 6x4SF Open76KGF2015
6695Mayko BorgesWChoke from backPan American70KG4F2015
6698Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoWPts: 6x4Pan American70KGF2015
6909Brian MahechaBrian MahechaWPointsNY Spring Open70KGSF2015
6992Isaque PaivaIsaque PaivaWPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Pro65KGF2015
7322Leo SaggioroLeo SaggioroWReferee DecisionWorld Champ.70Kg4F2015
7846Gabriel MarangoniGabriel MarangoniWPts: 2x0ADCC66KGR12015
7921Tom BarlowWInside heel hookPolaris 270KGSPF2015
8057Michael WackerWPts: 13x0NoGi Pan Ams70KG4F2015
8059Mayko AraujoMayko AraujoWChoke from backNoGi Pan Ams70KGSF2015
8086Rodrigo FreitasRodrigo FreitasWReferee DecisionNoGi Pan AmsABS4F2015
8281Geoffrey VillarealWChoke from BackNoGi Worlds67KG8F2015
8286Isaque PaivaIsaque PaivaWPts: 15x10NoGi Worlds67KG4F2015
8412Paulo SilvaWN/AIBJJF NY Pro70KGSF2015
9318Darson HemmingsDarson HemmingsWPts: 4x4, AdvNY Spring Open76KGSF2016
9320Masahiro IwasakiMasahiro IwasakiWPts: 2x0NY Spring Open76KGF2016
9414Wanki ChaeWanki ChaeWPts: 4x4, AdvWorld Pro69KGR12016
9759Brian StuebnerWChoke from backRespect Pro65KGSF2016
9760Gabriel MartinsWChoke from backRespect Pro65KGF2016
10338Felipe SimplicioWEzekielRollmore SPC70KGSPF2016
10474Vinicius SoaresWSubmissionNoGi Pan Ams73KGSF2016
10475Rodrigo FreitasRodrigo FreitasWPts: 4x0NoGi Pan Ams73KGF2016
10712Marcus WilsonWRNCNoGi Worlds73KGR12016
10942Bruno FrazattoBruno FrazattoWPts: 4x2NY BJJ Pro70KGSF2016
11304Wanki ChaeWanki ChaeWPts: 5x2European Open70KG8F2017
11310Tiago BravoTiago BravoWPts: 4x2European Open70KG4F2017
11314Isaque PaivaIsaque PaivaWPts: 10x8European Open70KGSF2017
11518Samir ChantreSamir ChantreWReferee DecisionF2W 25N/ASPF2017
11654Gabriel GoulartGabriel GoulartWPointsUAEJJF NY Pro77KGR12017
11657Jomari GuarinWPointsUAEJJF NY Pro77KG4F2017
11659Alex OliveiraWPointsUAEJJF NY Pro77KGSF2017
11667Johnny TamaJohnny TamaWSubmissionUAEJJF NY ProU77KGSF2017
11668Francisco TavaresWSubmissionUAEJJF NY ProU77KGF2017
12089Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoWReferee DecisionF2W Pro 3070KGSPF2017
12120Juan GalarzaWN/ANY Spring No-Gi73KGRR2017
12121Joao AlvesWPts: 2x2, AdvNY Spring No-Gi73KGF2017
12126Nicolas PenzerWRNCNY Spring No-GiABSSF2017
12127Aaron JohnsonAaron JohnsonWPointsNY Spring No-GiABSF2017
12340Daisuke ShirakiWPts: 2x0World Pro69KG4F2017
12342Isaac DoederleinIsaac DoederleinWPts: 2x2, AdvWorld Pro69KGSF2017
12346Tiago BravoTiago BravoWPts: 8x0World Pro69KGF2017
12776Italo LinsItalo LinsWPts: 9x4World Champ.70KG8F2017
12779Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoWPts: 6x6World Champ.70KG4F2017
12963Dustin AkbariWArmbarF2W Pro 3875KGSPF2017
13116Wallace SantosWReferee DecisionFIVE Super League70KG4F2017
13119Leo SaggioroLeo SaggioroWReferee DecisionFIVE Super League70KGSF2017
13122Jamil Hill-TaylorJamil Hill-TaylorWReferee DecisionFIVE Super League70KGF2017
13195Y. KakizawaWN/ABoston SM. Open76KGSF2017
13196Alexandre MolinaroWN/ABoston SM. Open76KGF2017
13203Alexandre OliveiraWN/ABoston SM. OpenABSSF2017
13350Athaide JuniorWN/AWashington Open76KGSF2017
13352Jamil Hill-TaylorJamil Hill-TaylorWPointsWashington Open76KGF2017
13403Thiago MacedoThiago MacedoWChoke from backSan Diego Pro70KGSF2017
13405Hiago GeorgeHiago GeorgeWPts: 2x0San Diego Pro70KGF2017
13601Silvio DuranSilvio DuranWChokeAtlanta SM Open76KGF2017
13612Breno BittencourtBreno BittencourtWPointsAtlanta SM OpenABSSF2017
13637Nicolas RenierWShort chokeNo Gi Pan Am.67KGSF2017
13639Jamil Hill-TaylorJamil Hill-TaylorWPts: 2x0No Gi Pan Am.67KGF2017
13798Justin RaderJustin RaderWReferee DecisionF2W Pro 5170KGSPF2017
14145Enrico CoccoEnrico CoccoD---Kasai Pro70KGRR2017
14157Garry TononGarry TononWPts: 6x4Kasai Pro70KG3RD2017
14224Brandon WalenskiWShort chokeNoGi Worlds67KGR12017
14228Thiago AugustoWShort chokeNoGi Worlds67KG4F2017
14407Sergio CalderonWSubmissionEuropean Open70KGR12018
14410Brian MahechaBrian MahechaWChoke from backEuropean Open70KG4F2018
14414Isaque PaivaIsaque PaivaWPts: 7x6European Open70KGSF2018
14541Dainis HuWChoke from backAtlanta W. Open76KG4F2018
14545Kyle BriereWN/AAtlanta W. Open76KGSF2018
14546Gilson NunesGilson NunesWPts: 4x4, AdvAtlanta W. Open76KGF2018
14694Athos MirandaWN/AContinental Pro77KGRR2018
14696Alexandre MolinaroWN/AContinental Pro77KGRR2018
14856Joe ScovelWPts: 11x2Pan American70KG8F2018
14861AJ AgazarmAJ AgazarmWPts: 0x0, AdvPan American70KG4F2018
14864Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoWPts: 2x2, AdvPan American70KGSF2018
14865Jamil Hill-TaylorJamil Hill-TaylorWPts: 2x2, AdvPan American70KGF2018
15038John LawrenceWChoke from backChicago Sp. Open76KG4F2018
15040Marcelo CostaWPointsChicago Sp. Open76KGSF2018
15042Alexandre MolinaroWPointsChicago Sp. Open76KGF2018
15193Cesar CardosoWPointsWashington Open76KGSF2018
15194Johnny TamaJohnny TamaWPointsWashington Open76KGF2018
15307Tiago RibeiroWN/ABoston Sp. Open70KGSF2018
15308Matheus GonzagaMatheus GonzagaWPointsBoston Sp. Open70KGF2018
15322Josh PresleyWN/ABoston Sp. OpenABS4F2018
15323Cesar CasamajoWN/ABoston Sp. OpenABSSF2018
15324Rodrigo FreitasRodrigo FreitasWPointsBoston Sp. OpenABSF2018
15428Tiago BravoTiago BravoWPts: 2x0King of Mats69KGRR2018
15433Thiago BarretoThiago BarretoWPts: 0x0, AdvKing of Mats69KGRR2018
15438Wanki ChaeWanki ChaeWPts: 13x2King of Mats69KGRR2018
15441Isaque PaivaIsaque PaivaWPts: 8x6King of Mats69KGSF2018
15517Abdullah NabasWSubmissionWorld Pro69KG4F2018
15519Krzysztof FlakWSubmissionWorld Pro69KGSF2018
15593Richard DuarteWChoke from backBrasileiro70KGR12018
15595Raphael CadenaWBow and arrowBrasileiro70KG4F2018
15599Isaque PaivaIsaque PaivaWPointsBrasileiro70KGSF2018
15843Silvio DuranSilvio DuranWPts: 9x0World Champ.70KGR22018
16362Pedro FernandesWN/ABoston SM. Open76KGSF2018
16363Felipe SimplicioWChoke from backBoston SM. Open76KGF2018
16368Rodolfo NevesWN/ABoston SM. OpenABSSF2018
16370Diego SampaioWPts: 4x2Boston SM. OpenABSF2018
16535Eric IngramWChoke from backLas Vegas Open76KG4F2018
16539Alexandre MolinaroWPts: 10x0Las Vegas Open76KGSF2018
16560Rafael DomngosWPointsLV NG Open73KG4F2018
16561Paulo SilvaWN/ALV NG Open73KGSF2018
16563Alexandre MolinaroWPointsLV NG Open73KGF2018
16611Diego BispoWChoke from backWashington Open76KGF2018
16649Steven BarrereWPts: 22x0No Gi Pan Am.73KG8F2018
16651Jeff CummingsWReferee DecisionNo Gi Pan Am.73KG4F2018
16655Matheus GonzagaMatheus GonzagaWPts: 0x0, AdvNo Gi Pan Am.73KGSF2018
16657AJ AgazarmAJ AgazarmWPts: 9x0No Gi Pan Am.73KGF2018
16783Rafael MansurRafael MansurWReferee DecisionGrand Slam LA69KG4F2018
16787Thiago MacedoThiago MacedoWPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam LA69KGSF2018
16788Paulo MiyaoPaulo MiyaoWPts: 2x0Grand Slam LA69KGF2018
17053Kevin MahechaKevin MahechaWPointsMiami Fall Open76KGSF2018
17055Brian MahechaBrian MahechaWToe holdMiami Fall Open76KGF2018

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