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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

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

86 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    46 (53%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    6 (7%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    23 (27%)
  • BY DECISION
    11 (13%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

23 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Choke from back
39
9
#86e620
Submission
13
3
#5AD3D1
Armbar
9
2
#d1212a
Bow and arrow
9
2
#fad11b
RNC
9
2
#f58822
Inside heel hook
4
1
#224aba
Ezekiel
4
1
#ff9124
Choke
4
1
#bf1f6c
Palm-to-palm
4
1
#22c9a5
Cross choke
4
1
23
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
33 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    9 (27%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    10 (30%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    3 (9%)
  • BY DECISION
    10 (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
5166Rafael MendesRafael MendesLPts: 3x0European70KGSF2014
5404Leo SaggioroLeo SaggioroLReferee DecisionWP Montreal70KGF2014
5414Otavio SousaOtavio SousaLPts: 0x0, AdvWP MontrealABSSF2014
5486M. AndreDN/ACopa Podio77KGGP2014
5493Gilbert BurnsGilbert BurnsLArmbarCopa Podio77KGGP2014
5500Fernando VieiraFernando VieiraDPts: 2x2Copa Podio77KGGP2014
5548Leo SaggioroLeo SaggioroLAdvWorld Pro.70KGSF2014
5668Rafael MendesRafael MendesLChoke from backWorld Champ.70KG4F2014
5797Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoLReferee DecisionSF OpenABSSF2014
5858Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoLPts: 2x2, AdvNo Gi Pan Am.70KGSF2014
5880Jackson SousaJackson SousaLPts: 2x0No Gi Pan Am.ABSSF2014
5914Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoLReferee DecisionNo Gi Worlds70KGSF2014
5959Augusto MendesAugusto MendesLReferee DecisionWorld ExpoABSSPF2014
5965Samir ChantreSamir ChantreLAdvLas Vegas Open70KGF2014
5993Joao MiyaoJoao MiyaoLPts: 6x4NYC Pro70KGF2014
6071Joao MiyaoJoao MiyaoLPenCopa Podio70KGSPF2014
6397Marcio AndreMarcio AndreLAdvEuropean70KGF2015
6582Magid HageLReferee DecisionSF OpenABSSF2015
6859Paulo MiyaoPaulo MiyaoLAdvNY Spring Open70KGF2015
7127Paulo MiyaoPaulo MiyaoLPts: 9x2Boston Spring Open70KGF2015
7785Rubens CharlesRubens CharlesLPts: 3x0ADCC66KG4F2015
7983Paulo MiyaoPaulo MiyaoLReferee DecisionNoGi Pan Ams70KGF2015
8010Garry TononGarry TononLPts: 6x6, AdvNoGi Pan AmsABSSF2015
8210Augusto MendesAugusto MendesLPts: 2x0NoGi Worlds70KGSF2015
8333Kim TerraKim TerraLReferee DecisionIBJJF NY Pro70KGF2015
9175Bruno FrazattoBruno FrazattoDN/APolaris 370KGSPF2016
9329Rafael MansurRafael MansurLPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Pro69KG8F2016
9692Hiago GeorgeHiago GeorgeLPts: 4x0World Champ.64KG4F2016
10604Marcio AndreMarcio AndreLPts: 2x2, AdvNoGi Worlds73KG4F2016
10829Joao MiyaoJoao MiyaoLPts: 2x0NY BJJ Pro70KGF2016
11184Rubens CharlesRubens CharlesLPts: 5x0European Open70KGF2017
11708Jamil Hill-TaylorJamil Hill-TaylorLReferee DecisionPan American70KG8F2017
12613Leo SaggioroLeo SaggioroLReferee DecisionWorld Champ.70KGSF2017
13018Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusLArmbarBoston SM. OpenABSF2017
13402Horlando MonteiroHorlando MonteiroLReferee DecisionAtlanta SM OpenABSF2017
13444Josh BacallaoLPts: 0x0, AdvNo Gi Pan Am.ABS4F2017
5165UnknownWChoke from backEuropean70KG4F2014
5251Zachary AdamsonWPointsPan American70KGR12014
5260Isaque PaivaIsaque PaivaWPts: 5x0Pan American70KG4F2014
5263Samir ChantreSamir ChantreWPts: 2x0Pan American70KGSF2014
5350Steven BarrettWCross chokeNY Summer Op.ABS4F2014
5352Eliot KellyEliot KellyWPts: 11x2NY Summer Op.ABSSF2014
5353Rodrigo FreitasRodrigo FreitasWReferee DecisionNY Summer Op.ABSF2014
5355Steven BarnettWChoke from backNY Summer Op.76KGSF2014
5356Rodrigo FreitasRodrigo FreitasWN/ANY Summer Op.76KGF2014
5358D. HemmingsWPts: 2x0FIVE70KGSPF2014
5419AJ AgazarmAJ AgazarmWPts: 4x0NY Spring OpenABSF2014
5502Victor SilverioVictor SilverioD---Copa Podio77KGGP2014
5545Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoWPts: 2x0World Pro.70KGR12014
5657S. FranceschiniWPointsWorld Champ.70KGRDS2014
5660Vugner SilvaWChoke from backWorld Champ.70KGRDS2014
5795S. FranceschiniWArmbarWorld Pro.70KG3PLC2014
5796Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoWPts: 2x0SF Open70KGF2014
5874Garry TononGarry TononWPts: 6x4No Gi Pan Am.ABSR12014
5876Mauro SantiagoWPts: 0x0, AdvNo Gi Pan Am.ABS4F2014
5911Yukito iosadaWPts: 5x0No Gi Worlds70KG4F2014
5963Vitor PaschoalWPointsLas Vegas Open70KGSF2014
5967Nathan MendelsohnNathan MendelsohnWPointsLas Vegas OpenABSSF2014
5968Ranieri PaivaWN/ALas Vegas OpenABSF2014
5990Jonathan ThomasWReferee DecisionNYC Pro70KG4F2014
5991Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoWReferee DecisionNYC Pro70KGSF2014
6394Guilherme NevesWBow and arrowEuropean70KG4F2015
6396Guilherme NevesWBow and arrowEuropean70KGSF2015
6581Darragh OConaillDarragh OConaillWPointsSF OpenABS4F2015
6585Rodrigo FreitasRodrigo FreitasWPts: 6x4SF Open76KGF2015
6648Mayko BorgesWChoke from backPan American70KG4F2015
6651Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoWPts: 6x4Pan American70KGF2015
6857Brian MahechaBrian MahechaWPointsNY Spring Open70KGSF2015
6937Isaque PaivaIsaque PaivaWPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Pro65KGF2015
7266Leo SaggioroLeo SaggioroWReferee DecisionWorld Champ.70Kg4F2015
7780Gabriel MarangoniGabriel MarangoniWPts: 2x0ADCC66KGR12015
7853Tom BarlowWInside heel hookPolaris 270KGSPF2015
7979Michael WackerWPts: 13x0NoGi Pan Ams70KG4F2015
7981Mayko AraujoMayko AraujoWChoke from backNoGi Pan Ams70KGSF2015
8008Rodrigo FreitasRodrigo FreitasWReferee DecisionNoGi Pan AmsABS4F2015
8201Geoffrey VillarealWChoke from BackNoGi Worlds70KG8F2015
8206Isaque PaivaIsaque PaivaWPts: 15x10NoGi Worlds70KG4F2015
8332Paulo SilvaWN/AIBJJF NY Pro70KGSF2015
9226Darson HemmingsDarson HemmingsWPts: 4x4, AdvNY Spring Open76KGSF2016
9228Masahiro IwasakiMasahiro IwasakiWPts: 2x0NY Spring Open76KGF2016
9320Wanki ChaiWPts: 4x4, AdvWorld Pro69KGR12016
9666Brian StuebnerWChoke from backRespect Pro65KGSF2016
9667Gabriel MartinsWChoke from backRespect Pro65KGF2016
10234Felipe SimplicioWEzekielRollmore SPC70KGSPF2016
10361Vinicius SoaresWSubmissionNoGi Pan Ams73KGSF2016
10362Rodrigo FreitasRodrigo FreitasWPts: 4x0NoGi Pan Ams73KGF2016
10596Marcus WilsonWRNCNoGi Worlds73KGR12016
10827Bruno FrazattoBruno FrazattoWPts: 4x2NY BJJ Pro70KGSF2016
11172Wanki ChaeWPts: 5x2European Open70KG8F2017
11178Tiago BravoTiago BravoWPts: 4x2European Open70KG4F2017
11182Isaque PaivaIsaque PaivaWPts: 10x8European Open70KGSF2017
11380Samir ChantreSamir ChantreWReferee DecisionF2W 25N/ASPF2017
11507Gabriel GoulartGabriel GoulartWPointsUAEJJF NY Pro77KGR12017
11510Jomari GuarinWPointsUAEJJF NY Pro77KG4F2017
11512Alex OliveiraWPointsUAEJJF NY Pro77KGSF2017
11520Johnny TamaJohnny TamaWSubmissionUAEJJF NY ProU77KGSF2017
11521Francisco TavaresWSubmissionUAEJJF NY ProU77KGF2017
11940Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoWReferee DecisionF2W Pro 3070KGSPF2017
11971Juan GalarzaWN/ANY Spring No-Gi73KGRR2017
11972Joao AlvesWPts: 2x2, AdvNY Spring No-Gi73KGF2017
11976Nicolas PenzerWRNCNY Spring No-GiABSSF2017
11977Aaron JohnsonWPointsNY Spring No-GiABSF2017
12186Daisuke ShirakiWPts: 2x0World Pro69KG4F2017
12188Isaac DoederleinIsaac DoederleinWPts: 2x2, AdvWorld Pro69KGSF2017
12192Tiago BravoTiago BravoWPts: 8x0World Pro69KGF2017
12608Italo LinsItalo LinsWPts: 9x4World Champ.70KG8F2017
12611Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoWPts: 6x6World Champ.70KG4F2017
12795Dustin AkbariWArmbarF2W Pro 3875KGSPF2017
12939Wallace SantosWReferee DecisionFIVE Super League70KG4F2017
12942Leo SaggioroLeo SaggioroWReferee DecisionFIVE Super League70KGSF2017
12945Jamil Hill-TaylorJamil Hill-TaylorWReferee DecisionFIVE Super League70KGF2017
13009Y. KakizawaWN/ABoston SM. Open76KGSF2017
13010Alexandre MolinaroWN/ABoston SM. Open76KGF2017
13017Alexandre OliveiraWN/ABoston SM. OpenABSSF2017
13149Athaide JuniorWN/AWashington Open76KGSF2017
13151Jamil Hill-TaylorJamil Hill-TaylorWPointsWashington Open76KGF2017
13199Thiago MacedoWChoke from backSan Diego Pro70KGSF2017
13201Hiago GeorgeHiago GeorgeWPts: 2x0San Diego Pro70KGF2017
13393Silvio DuranWChokeAtlanta SM Open76KGF2017
13401Breno BittencourtBreno BittencourtWN/AAtlanta SM OpenABSSF2017
13424Nicolas RenierWPalm-to-palmNo Gi Pan Am.67KGSF2017
13426Jamil Hill-TaylorJamil Hill-TaylorWPts: 2x0No Gi Pan Am.67KGF2017
13570Justin RaderJustin RaderWReferee DecisionF2W Pro 5170KGSPF2017

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