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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

68 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    36 (53%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    6 (9%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    19 (28%)
  • BY DECISION
    7 (10%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

19 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Choke from back
42
8
#86e620
Submission
16
3
#5AD3D1
Bow and arrow
11
2
#d1212a
RNC
11
2
#fad11b
Cross choke
5
1
#f58822
Armbar
5
1
#224aba
Inside heel hook
5
1
#ff9124
Ezekiel
5
1
19
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
27 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    9 (33%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    8 (30%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    2 (7%)
  • BY DECISION
    7 (26%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    1 (4%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

2 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

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

Gianni Grippo Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
5079Rafael MendesRafael MendesLPts: 3x0European70KGSF2014
5326Otavio SousaOtavio SousaLPts: 0x0, AdvWP MontrealABSSF2014
5397M. AndreDN/ACopa Podio77KGGP2014
5404Gilbert BurnsGilbert BurnsLArmbarCopa Podio77KGGP2014
5411Fernando VieiraFernando VieiraDPts: 2x2Copa Podio77KGGP2014
5576Rafael MendesRafael MendesLChoke from backWorld Champ.70KG1/4F2014
5705Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoLReferee DecisionSF OpenABSSF2014
5766Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoLPts: 2x2, AdvNo Gi Pan Am.70KGSF2014
5788Jackson SousaJackson SousaLPts: 2x0No Gi Pan Am.ABSSF2014
5822Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoLReferee DecisionNo Gi Worlds70KGSF2014
5867Augusto MendesAugusto MendesLReferee DecisionWorld ExpoABSSPF2014
5873Samir ChantreSamir ChantreLAdvLas Vegas Open70KGF2014
5901Joao MiyaoJoao MiyaoLPts: 6x4NYC Pro70KGF2014
5980Joao MiyaoJoao MiyaoLPenCopa Podio70KGSPF2014
6294Marcio AndreMarcio AndreLAdvEuropean70KGF2015
6476Magid HageLReferee DecisionSF OpenABSSF2015
6753Paulo MiyaoPaulo MiyaoLAdvNY Spring Open70KGF2015
7018Paulo MiyaoPaulo MiyaoLPts: 9x2Boston Spring Open70KGF2015
7673Rubens CharlesRubens CharlesLPts: 3x0ADCC66KG1/4F2015
7871Paulo MiyaoPaulo MiyaoLReferee DecisionNoGi Pan Ams70KGF2015
7898Garry TononGarry TononLPts: 6x6, AdvNoGi Pan AmsABSSF2015
8095Augusto MendesAugusto MendesLPts: 2x0NoGi Worlds70KGSF2015
8215Kim TerraKim TerraLReferee DecisionIBJJF NY Pro70KGF2015
9053Bruno FrazattoBruno FrazattoDN/APolaris 370KGSPF2016
9207Rafael MansurRafael MansurLPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Pro69KG1/8F2016
9568Hiago GeorgeHiago GeorgeLPts: 4x0World Champ.64KG1/4F2016
10472Marcio AndreMarcio AndreLPts: 2x2, AdvNoGi Worlds73KG1/4F2016
10696Joao MiyaoJoao MiyaoLPts: 2x0NY BJJ Pro70KGF2016
11026Rubens CharlesRubens CharlesLPts: 5x0European Open70KGF2017
11549Shane Hill-TaylorShane Hill-TaylorLReferee DecisionPan American70KG1/8F2017
5078UnknownWChoke from backEuropean70KG1/4F2014
5164Zachary AdamsonWPointsPan American70KGR12014
5173Isaque PaivaIsaque PaivaWPts: 5x0Pan American70KG1/4F2014
5176Samir ChantreSamir ChantreWPts: 2x0Pan American70KGSF2014
5263Steven BarrettWCross chokeNY Summer Op.ABS1/4F2014
5265Eliot KellyEliot KellyWPts: 11x2NY Summer Op.ABSSF2014
5266Rodrigo FreitasRodrigo FreitasWReferee DecisionNY Summer Op.ABSF2014
5268Steven BarnettWChoke from backNY Summer Op.76KGSF2014
5269Rodrigo FreitasRodrigo FreitasWN/ANY Summer Op.76KGF2014
5271D. HemmingsWPts: 2x0FIVE70KGSPF2014
5331AJ AgazarmAJ AgazarmWPts: 4x0NY Spring OpenABSF2014
5413Victor SilverioVictor SilverioD---Copa Podio77KGGP2014
5456Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoWPts: 2x0World Pro.70KGR12014
5565S. FranceschiniWPointsWorld Champ.70KGRDS2014
5568Vugner SilvaWChoke from backWorld Champ.70KGRDS2014
5703S. FranceschiniWArmbarWorld Pro.70KG3PLC2014
5704Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoWPts: 2x0SF Open70KGF2014
5782Garry TononGarry TononWPts: 6x4No Gi Pan Am.ABSR12014
5784Mauro SantiagoWPts: 0x0, AdvNo Gi Pan Am.ABS1/4F2014
5819Yukito iosadaWPts: 5x0No Gi Worlds70KG1/4F2014
5871Vitor PaschoalWPointsLas Vegas Open70KGSF2014
5875N. MendelsohnWPointsLas Vegas OpenABSSF2014
5876Ranieri PaivaWN/ALas Vegas OpenABSF2014
5898Jonathan ThomasWReferee DecisionNYC Pro70KG1/4F2014
5899Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoWReferee DecisionNYC Pro70KGSF2014
6291Guilherme NevesWBow and arrowEuropean70KG1/4F2015
6293Guilherme NevesWBow and arrowEuropean70KGSF2015
6475Darragh OConaillDarragh OConaillWPointsSF OpenABS1/4F2015
6479Rodrigo FreitasRodrigo FreitasWPts: 6x4SF Open76KGF2015
6542Mayko BorgesWChoke from backPan American70KG1/4F2015
6545Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoWPts: 6x4Pan American70KGF2015
6751Brian MahechaBrian MahechaWPointsNY Spring Open70KGSF2015
6831Isaque PaivaIsaque PaivaWPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Pro65KGF2015
7156Leo SaggioroWReferee DecisionWorld Champ.70Kg1/4F2015
7668Gabriel MarangoniGabriel MarangoniWPts: 2x0ADCC66KGR12015
7741Tom BarlowWInside heel hookPolaris 270KGSPF2015
7867Michael WackerWPts: 13x0NoGi Pan Ams70KG1/4F2015
7869Mayko AraujoWChoke from backNoGi Pan Ams70KGSF2015
7896Rodrigo FreitasRodrigo FreitasWReferee DecisionNoGi Pan AmsABS1/4F2015
8086Geoffrey VillarealWChoke from BackNoGi Worlds70KG1/8F2015
8091Isaque PaivaIsaque PaivaWPts: 15x10NoGi Worlds70KG1/4F2015
8214Paulo SilvaWN/AIBJJF NY Pro70KGSF2015
9104Darson HemmingsDarson HemmingsWPts: 4x4, AdvNY Spring Open76KGSF2016
9106Masahiro IwasakiMasahiro IwasakiWPts: 2x0NY Spring Open76KGF2016
9198Wanki ChaiWPts: 4x4, AdvWorld Pro69KGR12016
9542Brian StuebnerWChoke from backRespect Pro65KGSF2016
9543Gabriel MartinsWChoke from backRespect Pro65KGF2016
10107Felipe SimplicioWEzekielRollmore SPC70KGSPF2016
10233Vinicius SoaresWSubmissionNoGi Pan Ams73KGSF2016
10234Rodrigo FreitasRodrigo FreitasWPts: 4x0NoGi Pan Ams73KGF2016
10464Marcus WilsonWRNCNoGi Worlds73KGR12016
10694Bruno FrazattoBruno FrazattoWPts: 4x2NY BJJ Pro70KGSF2016
11014Wanki ChaeWPts: 5x2European Open70KG1/8F2017
11020Tiago BravoTiago BravoWPts: 4x2European Open70KG1/4F2017
11024Isaque PaivaIsaque PaivaWPts: 10x8European Open70KGSF2017
11221Samir ChantreSamir ChantreWReferee DecisionF2W 25N/ASPF2017
11348Gabriel GoulartGabriel GoulartWPointsUAEJJF NY Pro77KGR12017
11351Jomari GuarinWPointsUAEJJF NY Pro77KG1/4F2017
11353Alex OliveiraWPointsUAEJJF NY Pro77KGSF2017
11361Johnny TamaJohnny TamaWSubmissionUAEJJF NY ProU77KGSF2017
11362Francisco TavaresWSubmissionUAEJJF NY ProU77KGF2017
11776Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoWReferee DecisionF2W Pro 3070KGSPF2017
11807Juan GalarzaWN/ANY Spring No-Gi73KGRR2017
11808Joao AlvesWPts: 2x2, AdvNY Spring No-Gi73KGF2017
11811Nicolas PenzerWRNCNY Spring No-GiABSSF2017
11812Aaron JohnsonWPointsNY Spring No-GiABSF2017
12018Daisuke ShirakiWPts: 2x0World Pro69KG1/4F2017
12020Isaac DoederleinIsaac DoederleinWPts: 2x2, AdvWorld Pro69KGSF2017
12024Tiago BravoTiago BravoWPts: 8x0World Pro69KGF2017

Gianni Grippo v Vugner Silva

Gianni Grippo vs AJ Agazarm

 

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