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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 World No-Gi Champion (2018)
  • IBJJF Pan American Champion (2018/2015/2014)
  • IBJJF Pan American No-Gi Champion (2018/2017)
  • Kasai Pro 4 Champion (2018)
  • 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 European Open 3rd Place (2019)
  • 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 was born on March 21, 1992, growing up in the New York area. From a very young age Grippo was signed on to numerous sports in a competitive environment – actions 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

151 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    83 (55%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    14 (9%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    40 (26%)
  • BY DECISION
    13 (9%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

40 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Choke from back
45
18
#86e620
Submission
15
6
#5AD3D1
Bow and arrow
8
3
#d1212a
Short choke
8
3
#fad11b
Armbar
5
2
#f58822
RNC
5
2
#224aba
Choke
5
2
#ff9124
Inside heel hook
3
1
#bf1f6c
Ezekiel
3
1
#22c9a5
Toe hold
3
1
#fad223
Cross choke
3
1
40
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
44 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    13 (30%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    13 (30%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    3 (7%)
  • BY DECISION
    14 (32%)
  • 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
5197Rafael MendesRafael MendesLPts: 3x0European70KGSF2014
5435Leo SaggioroLeo SaggioroLReferee DecisionWP Montreal70KGF2014
5445Otavio SousaOtavio SousaLPts: 0x0, AdvWP MontrealABSSF2014
5522M. AndreDN/ACopa Podio77KGGP2014
5529Gilbert BurnsGilbert BurnsLArmbarCopa Podio77KGGP2014
5536Fernando VieiraFernando VieiraDPts: 2x2Copa Podio77KGGP2014
5584Leo SaggioroLeo SaggioroLAdvWorld Pro.70KGSF2014
5706Rafael MendesRafael MendesLChoke from backWorld Champ.70KG4F2014
5841Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoLReferee DecisionSF OpenABSSF2014
5902Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoLPts: 2x2, AdvNo Gi Pan Am.70KGSF2014
5924Jackson SousaJackson SousaLPts: 2x0No Gi Pan Am.ABSSF2014
5959Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoLReferee DecisionNoGi Worlds67KGSF2014
6004Augusto MendesAugusto MendesLReferee DecisionWorld ExpoABSSPF2014
6010Samir ChantreSamir ChantreLAdvLas Vegas Open70KGF2014
6038Joao MiyaoJoao MiyaoLPts: 6x4NYC Pro70KGF2014
6117Joao MiyaoJoao MiyaoLPenCopa Podio70KGSPF2014
6456Marcio AndreMarcio AndreLAdvEuropean70KGF2015
6644Magid HageLReferee DecisionSF OpenABSSF2015
6926Paulo MiyaoPaulo MiyaoLAdvNY Spring Open70KGF2015
7200Paulo MiyaoPaulo MiyaoLPts: 9x2Boston Spring Open70KGF2015
7872Rubens CharlesRubens CharlesLPts: 3x0ADCC66KG4F2015
8082Paulo MiyaoPaulo MiyaoLReferee DecisionNoGi Pan Ams70KGF2015
8109Garry TononGarry TononLPts: 6x6, AdvNoGi Pan AmsABSSF2015
8315Augusto MendesAugusto MendesLPts: 2x0NoGi Worlds67KGSF2015
8438Kim TerraKim TerraLReferee DecisionIBJJF NY Pro70KGF2015
9303Bruno FrazattoBruno FrazattoDN/APolaris 370KGSPF2016
9462Rafael MansurRafael MansurLPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Pro69KG8F2016
9824Hiago GeorgeHiago GeorgeLPts: 4x0World Champ.64KG4F2016
10782Marcio AndreMarcio AndreLPts: 2x2, AdvNoGi Worlds73KG4F2016
11006Joao MiyaoJoao MiyaoLPts: 2x0NY BJJ Pro70KGF2016
11399Rubens CharlesRubens CharlesLPts: 5x0European Open70KGF2017
11952Jamil Hill-TaylorJamil Hill-TaylorLReferee DecisionPan American70KG8F2017
12895Leo SaggioroLeo SaggioroLReferee DecisionWorld Champ.70KGSF2017
13334Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusLArmbarBoston SM. OpenABSF2017
13764Horlando MonteiroHorlando MonteiroLReferee DecisionAtlanta SM OpenABSF2017
13811Josh BacallaoLPts: 0x0, AdvNo Gi Pan Am.ABS4F2017
14166Kevin MahechaKevin MahechaLPts: 6x6, AdvBJJ NY Pro70KG4F2017
14325Celso ViniciusCelso ViniciusDPts: 0x0Kasai Pro70KGRR2017
14329Edwin OcasioDPts: 0x0Kasai Pro70KGRR2017
14404Pablo MantovaniPablo MantovaniLPts: 2x0NoGi Worlds67KGSF2017
14596Marcio AndreMarcio AndreLPts: 4x2European Open70KGF2018
15639Celso ViniciusCelso ViniciusLPts: 0x0, AdvKing of Mats69KGRR2018
15659Leo SaggioroLeo SaggioroLReferee DecisionKing of Mats69KGF2018
15738Paulo MiyaoPaulo MiyaoLPts: 2x2, AdvWorld Pro69KGF2018
15818Rafael MansurRafael MansurLReferee DecisionBrasileiro70KGF2018
16069Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoLPts: 4x2World Champ.70KG4F2018
16777Jon CalestineJon CalestineLReferee DecisionKasai Pro 368KGSPF2018
17660Augusto MendesAugusto MendesDPts: 0x0Kasai Pro 465KGR32018
17868Ross NichollsRoss NichollsLReferee DecisionGrappleFest 380KGSPF2018
18274Levi JonesLevi JonesLPts: 4x2European Open76KGSF2019
5196UnknownWChoke from backEuropean70KG4F2014
5282Zachary AdamsonWPointsPan American70KGR12014
5291Isaque PaivaIsaque PaivaWPts: 5x0Pan American70KG4F2014
5294Samir ChantreSamir ChantreWPts: 2x0Pan American70KGSF2014
5381Steven BarrettWCross chokeNY Summer Op.ABS4F2014
5383Eliot KellyEliot KellyWPts: 11x2NY Summer Op.ABSSF2014
5384Rodrigo FreitasRodrigo FreitasWReferee DecisionNY Summer Op.ABSF2014
5386Steven BarnettWChoke from backNY Summer Op.76KGSF2014
5387Rodrigo FreitasRodrigo FreitasWN/ANY Summer Op.76KGF2014
5389D. HemmingsWPts: 2x0FIVE70KGSPF2014
5449Tiago AlmeidaWN/ANY Spring OpenABSSF2014
5451AJ AgazarmAJ AgazarmWPts: 4x0NY Spring OpenABSF2014
5538Victor SilverioVictor SilverioD---Copa Podio77KGGP2014
5581Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoWPts: 2x0World Pro.70KGR12014
5586S. FranceschiniWArmbarWorld Pro.70KG3PLC2014
5695S. FranceschiniWPointsWorld Champ.70KGRDS2014
5698Vugner SilvaWChoke from backWorld Champ.70KGRDS2014
5840Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoWPts: 2x0SF Open70KGF2014
5918Garry TononGarry TononWPts: 6x4No Gi Pan Am.ABSR12014
5920Mauro SantiagoWPts: 0x0, AdvNo Gi Pan Am.ABS4F2014
5956Yukito iosadaWPts: 5x0NoGi Worlds67KG4F2014
6008Vitor PaschoalWPointsLas Vegas Open70KGSF2014
6012Nathan MendelsohnNathan MendelsohnWPointsLas Vegas OpenABSSF2014
6013Ranieri PaivaWN/ALas Vegas OpenABSF2014
6035Jonathan ThomasJonathan ThomasWReferee DecisionNYC Pro70KG4F2014
6036Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoWReferee DecisionNYC Pro70KGSF2014
6453Guilherme NevesWBow and arrowEuropean70KG4F2015
6455Guilherme NevesWBow and arrowEuropean70KGSF2015
6643Darragh OConaillDarragh OConaillWPointsSF OpenABS4F2015
6647Rodrigo FreitasRodrigo FreitasWPts: 6x4SF Open76KGF2015
6710Mayko BorgesWChoke from backPan American70KG4F2015
6713Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoWPts: 6x4Pan American70KGF2015
6924Brian MahechaBrian MahechaWPointsNY Spring Open70KGSF2015
7007Isaque PaivaIsaque PaivaWPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Pro65KGF2015
7340Leo SaggioroLeo SaggioroWReferee DecisionWorld Champ.70Kg4F2015
7867Gabriel MarangoniGabriel MarangoniWPts: 2x0ADCC66KGR12015
7942Tom BarlowWInside heel hookPolaris 270KGSPF2015
8078Michael WackerWPts: 13x0NoGi Pan Ams70KG4F2015
8080Mayko AraujoMayko AraujoWChoke from backNoGi Pan Ams70KGSF2015
8107Rodrigo FreitasRodrigo FreitasWReferee DecisionNoGi Pan AmsABS4F2015
8306Geoffrey VillarealWChoke from BackNoGi Worlds67KG8F2015
8311Isaque PaivaIsaque PaivaWPts: 15x10NoGi Worlds67KG4F2015
8437Paulo SilvaWN/AIBJJF NY Pro70KGSF2015
9357Darson HemmingsDarson HemmingsWPts: 4x4, AdvNY Spring Open76KGSF2016
9359Masahiro IwasakiMasahiro IwasakiWPts: 2x0NY Spring Open76KGF2016
9453Wanki ChaeWanki ChaeWPts: 4x4, AdvWorld Pro69KGR12016
9798Brian StuebnerWChoke from backRespect Pro65KGSF2016
9799Gabriel MartinsWChoke from backRespect Pro65KGF2016
10382Felipe SimplicioWEzekielRollmore SPC70KGSPF2016
10535Vinicius SoaresWSubmissionNoGi Pan Ams73KGSF2016
10536Rodrigo FreitasRodrigo FreitasWPts: 4x0NoGi Pan Ams73KGF2016
10774Marcus WilsonWRNCNoGi Worlds73KGR12016
11004Bruno FrazattoBruno FrazattoWPts: 4x2NY BJJ Pro70KGSF2016
11387Wanki ChaeWanki ChaeWPts: 5x2European Open70KG8F2017
11393Tiago BravoTiago BravoWPts: 4x2European Open70KG4F2017
11397Isaque PaivaIsaque PaivaWPts: 10x8European Open70KGSF2017
11609Samir ChantreSamir ChantreWReferee DecisionF2W 25N/ASPF2017
11750Gabriel GoulartGabriel GoulartWPointsUAEJJF NY Pro77KGR12017
11753Jomari GuarinWPointsUAEJJF NY Pro77KG4F2017
11755Alex OliveiraWPointsUAEJJF NY Pro77KGSF2017
11763Johnny TamaJohnny TamaWSubmissionUAEJJF NY ProU77KGSF2017
11764Francisco TavaresWSubmissionUAEJJF NY ProU77KGF2017
12189Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoWReferee DecisionF2W Pro 3070KGSPF2017
12223Juan GalarzaWN/ANY Spring No-Gi73KGRR2017
12224Joao AlvesWPts: 2x2, AdvNY Spring No-Gi73KGF2017
12229Nicolas PenzerWRNCNY Spring No-GiABSSF2017
12230Aaron JohnsonAaron JohnsonWPointsNY Spring No-GiABSF2017
12446Daisuke ShirakiWPts: 2x0World Pro69KG4F2017
12448Isaac DoederleinIsaac DoederleinWPts: 2x2, AdvWorld Pro69KGSF2017
12452Tiago BravoTiago BravoWPts: 8x0World Pro69KGF2017
12890Italo LinsItalo LinsWPts: 9x4World Champ.70KG8F2017
12893Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoWPts: 6x6World Champ.70KG4F2017
13077Dustin AkbariWArmbarF2W Pro 3875KGSPF2017
13232Wallace SantosWReferee DecisionFIVE Super League70KG4F2017
13235Leo SaggioroLeo SaggioroWReferee DecisionFIVE Super League70KGSF2017
13238Jamil Hill-TaylorJamil Hill-TaylorWReferee DecisionFIVE Super League70KGF2017
13325Y. KakizawaWN/ABoston SM. Open76KGSF2017
13326Alexandre MolinaroAlexandre MolinaroWN/ABoston SM. Open76KGF2017
13333Alexandre OliveiraWN/ABoston SM. OpenABSSF2017
13490Athaide JuniorWN/AWashington Open76KGSF2017
13492Jamil Hill-TaylorJamil Hill-TaylorWPointsWashington Open76KGF2017
13547Thiago MacedoThiago MacedoWChoke from backSan Diego Pro70KGSF2017
13549Hiago GeorgeHiago GeorgeWPts: 2x0San Diego Pro70KGF2017
13749Silvio DuranSilvio DuranWChokeAtlanta SM Open70KGF2017
13763Breno BittencourtBreno BittencourtWPointsAtlanta SM OpenABSSF2017
13788Nicolas RenierWShort chokeNo Gi Pan Am.67KGSF2017
13790Jamil Hill-TaylorJamil Hill-TaylorWPts: 2x0No Gi Pan Am.67KGF2017
13955Justin RaderJustin RaderWReferee DecisionF2W Pro 5170KGSPF2017
14320Enrico CoccoEnrico CoccoD---Kasai Pro70KGRR2017
14332Garry TononGarry TononWPts: 6x4Kasai Pro70KG3RD2017
14399Brandon WalenskyBrandon WalenskyWShort chokeNoGi Worlds67KGR12017
14403Thiago AugustoWShort chokeNoGi Worlds67KG4F2017
14588Sergio CalderonWSubmissionEuropean Open70KGR12018
14591Brian MahechaBrian MahechaWChoke from backEuropean Open70KG4F2018
14595Isaque PaivaIsaque PaivaWPts: 7x6European Open70KGSF2018
14723Dainis HuWChoke from backAtlanta W. Open76KG4F2018
14727Kyle BriereWN/AAtlanta W. Open76KGSF2018
14728Gilson NunesGilson NunesWPts: 4x4, AdvAtlanta W. Open76KGF2018
14878Athos MirandaWN/AContinental Pro77KGRR2018
14880Alexandre MolinaroAlexandre MolinaroWChoke from backContinental Pro77KGRR2018
15040Joe ScovelWPts: 11x2Pan American70KG8F2018
15045AJ AgazarmAJ AgazarmWPts: 0x0, AdvPan American70KG4F2018
15048Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoWPts: 2x2, AdvPan American70KGSF2018
15049Jamil Hill-TaylorJamil Hill-TaylorWPts: 2x2, AdvPan American70KGF2018
15228John LawrenceWChoke from backChicago Sp. Open76KG4F2018
15230Marcelo CostaWPointsChicago Sp. Open76KGSF2018
15232Alexandre MolinaroAlexandre MolinaroWPointsChicago Sp. Open76KGF2018
15404Cesar CardosoWPointsWashington SPO76KGSF2018
15405Johnny TamaJohnny TamaWPointsWashington SPO76KGF2018
15520Tiago RibeiroWN/ABoston Sp. Open70KGSF2018
15521Matheus GonzagaMatheus GonzagaWPointsBoston Sp. Open70KGF2018
15535Josh PresleyWN/ABoston Sp. OpenABS4F2018
15536Cesar CasamajoWN/ABoston Sp. OpenABSSF2018
15537Rodrigo FreitasRodrigo FreitasWPointsBoston Sp. OpenABSF2018
15645Tiago BravoTiago BravoWPts: 2x0King of Mats69KGRR2018
15650Thiago BarretoThiago BarretoWPts: 0x0, AdvKing of Mats69KGRR2018
15655Wanki ChaeWanki ChaeWPts: 13x2King of Mats69KGRR2018
15658Isaque PaivaIsaque PaivaWPts: 8x6King of Mats69KGSF2018
15735Abdullah NabasWSubmissionWorld Pro69KG4F2018
15737Krzysztof FlakWSubmissionWorld Pro69KGSF2018
15811Richard DuarteWChoke from backBrasileiro70KGR12018
15813Raphael CadenaWBow and arrowBrasileiro70KG4F2018
15817Isaque PaivaIsaque PaivaWPointsBrasileiro70KGSF2018
16062Silvio DuranSilvio DuranWPts: 9x0World Champ.70KGR22018
16616Pedro FernandesWN/ABoston SM. Open76KGSF2018
16617Felipe SimplicioWChoke from backBoston SM. Open76KGF2018
16622Rodolfo NevesWN/ABoston SM. OpenABSSF2018
16624Diego SampaioWPts: 4x2Boston SM. OpenABSF2018
16812Eric IngramWChoke from backLas Vegas Open76KG4F2018
16816Alexandre MolinaroAlexandre MolinaroWPts: 10x0Las Vegas Open76KGSF2018
16838Rafael DomngosWPointsLV NG Open73KG4F2018
16839Paulo SilvaWN/ALV NG Open73KGSF2018
16841Alexandre MolinaroAlexandre MolinaroWPointsLV NG Open73KGF2018
16905Diego BispoWChoke from backWashington SU.O.76KGF2018
16944Steven BarrereWPts: 22x0No Gi Pan Am.73KG8F2018
16946Jeff CummingsWReferee DecisionNo Gi Pan Am.73KG4F2018
16950Matheus GonzagaMatheus GonzagaWPts: 0x0, AdvNo Gi Pan Am.73KGSF2018
16952AJ AgazarmAJ AgazarmWPts: 9x0No Gi Pan Am.73KGF2018
17080Rafael MansurRafael MansurWReferee DecisionGrand Slam LA69KG4F2018
17084Thiago MacedoThiago MacedoWPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam LA69KGSF2018
17085Paulo MiyaoPaulo MiyaoWPts: 2x0Grand Slam LA69KGF2018
17355Kevin MahechaKevin MahechaWChoke from backMiami Fall Open76KGSF2018
17357Brian MahechaBrian MahechaWToe holdMiami Fall Open76KGF2018
17653Ethan CrelinstenWPts: 9x2Kasai Pro 465KGR12018
17657Kim TerraKim TerraWPts: 8x0Kasai Pro 465KGR22018
17661Paulo MiyaoPaulo MiyaoWPts: 3x2Kasai Pro 465KGF2018
18023Masahiro IwasakiMasahiro IwasakiWPts: 0x0, AdvNoGi Worlds73KGR12018
18032Daniel SethWPts: 10x2NoGi Worlds73KG4F2018
18035Rodrigo FreitasRodrigo FreitasWPts: 11x0NoGi Worlds73KGSF2018
18036Marcio AndreMarcio AndreWN/ANoGi Worlds73KGF2018
18269Leon LarmanWChokeEuropean Open76KGR12019
18273Lars FribergWPointsEuropean Open76KG4F2019
18572Enrique GalarzaWPts: 5x0Continental Pro77KGSF2019

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