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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)
  • 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 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

144 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    80 (56%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    13 (9%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    38 (26%)
  • BY DECISION
    13 (9%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

38 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Choke from back
45
17
#86e620
Submission
16
6
#5AD3D1
Bow and arrow
8
3
#d1212a
Short choke
8
3
#fad11b
Armbar
5
2
#f58822
RNC
5
2
#224aba
Cross choke
3
1
#ff9124
Inside heel hook
3
1
#bf1f6c
Ezekiel
3
1
#22c9a5
Choke
3
1
#fad223
Toe hold
3
1
38
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
43 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    12 (28%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    13 (30%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    3 (7%)
  • BY DECISION
    14 (33%)
  • 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
5192Rafael MendesRafael MendesLPts: 3x0European70KGSF2014
5430Leo SaggioroLeo SaggioroLReferee DecisionWP Montreal70KGF2014
5440Otavio SousaOtavio SousaLPts: 0x0, AdvWP MontrealABSSF2014
5517M. AndreDN/ACopa Podio77KGGP2014
5524Gilbert BurnsGilbert BurnsLArmbarCopa Podio77KGGP2014
5531Fernando VieiraFernando VieiraDPts: 2x2Copa Podio77KGGP2014
5579Leo SaggioroLeo SaggioroLAdvWorld Pro.70KGSF2014
5701Rafael MendesRafael MendesLChoke from backWorld Champ.70KG4F2014
5836Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoLReferee DecisionSF OpenABSSF2014
5897Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoLPts: 2x2, AdvNo Gi Pan Am.70KGSF2014
5919Jackson SousaJackson SousaLPts: 2x0No Gi Pan Am.ABSSF2014
5954Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoLReferee DecisionNoGi Worlds67KGSF2014
5999Augusto MendesAugusto MendesLReferee DecisionWorld ExpoABSSPF2014
6005Samir ChantreSamir ChantreLAdvLas Vegas Open70KGF2014
6033Joao MiyaoJoao MiyaoLPts: 6x4NYC Pro70KGF2014
6112Joao MiyaoJoao MiyaoLPenCopa Podio70KGSPF2014
6445Marcio AndreMarcio AndreLAdvEuropean70KGF2015
6633Magid HageLReferee DecisionSF OpenABSSF2015
6915Paulo MiyaoPaulo MiyaoLAdvNY Spring Open70KGF2015
7189Paulo MiyaoPaulo MiyaoLPts: 9x2Boston Spring Open70KGF2015
7861Rubens CharlesRubens CharlesLPts: 3x0ADCC66KG4F2015
8071Paulo MiyaoPaulo MiyaoLReferee DecisionNoGi Pan Ams70KGF2015
8098Garry TononGarry TononLPts: 6x6, AdvNoGi Pan AmsABSSF2015
8304Augusto MendesAugusto MendesLPts: 2x0NoGi Worlds67KGSF2015
8427Kim TerraKim TerraLReferee DecisionIBJJF NY Pro70KGF2015
9288Bruno FrazattoBruno FrazattoDN/APolaris 370KGSPF2016
9444Rafael MansurRafael MansurLPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Pro69KG8F2016
9806Hiago GeorgeHiago GeorgeLPts: 4x0World Champ.64KG4F2016
10750Marcio AndreMarcio AndreLPts: 2x2, AdvNoGi Worlds73KG4F2016
10974Joao MiyaoJoao MiyaoLPts: 2x0NY BJJ Pro70KGF2016
11364Rubens CharlesRubens CharlesLPts: 5x0European Open70KGF2017
11914Jamil Hill-TaylorJamil Hill-TaylorLReferee DecisionPan American70KG8F2017
12846Leo SaggioroLeo SaggioroLReferee DecisionWorld Champ.70KGSF2017
13278Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusLArmbarBoston SM. OpenABSF2017
13700Horlando MonteiroHorlando MonteiroLReferee DecisionAtlanta SM OpenABSF2017
13747Josh BacallaoLPts: 0x0, AdvNo Gi Pan Am.ABS4F2017
14093Kevin MahechaKevin MahechaLPts: 6x6, AdvBJJ NY Pro70KG4F2017
14249Celso ViniciusCelso ViniciusDPts: 0x0Kasai Pro70KGRR2017
14253Edwin OcasioDPts: 0x0Kasai Pro70KGRR2017
14328Pablo MantovaniPablo MantovaniLPts: 2x0NoGi Worlds67KGSF2017
14514Marcio AndreMarcio AndreLPts: 4x2European Open70KGF2018
15530Celso ViniciusCelso ViniciusLPts: 0x0, AdvKing of Mats69KGRR2018
15550Leo SaggioroLeo SaggioroLReferee DecisionKing of Mats69KGF2018
15629Paulo MiyaoPaulo MiyaoLPts: 2x2, AdvWorld Pro69KGF2018
15709Rafael MansurRafael MansurLReferee DecisionBrasileiro70KGF2018
15960Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoLPts: 4x2World Champ.70KG4F2018
16625Jon CalestineJon CalestineLReferee DecisionKasai Pro 368KGSPF2018
17475Augusto MendesAugusto MendesDPts: 0x0Kasai Pro 465KGR32018
17664Ross NichollsRoss NichollsLReferee DecisionGrappleFest 380KGSPF2018
5191UnknownWChoke from backEuropean70KG4F2014
5277Zachary AdamsonWPointsPan American70KGR12014
5286Isaque PaivaIsaque PaivaWPts: 5x0Pan American70KG4F2014
5289Samir ChantreSamir ChantreWPts: 2x0Pan American70KGSF2014
5376Steven BarrettWCross chokeNY Summer Op.ABS4F2014
5378Eliot KellyEliot KellyWPts: 11x2NY Summer Op.ABSSF2014
5379Rodrigo FreitasRodrigo FreitasWReferee DecisionNY Summer Op.ABSF2014
5381Steven BarnettWChoke from backNY Summer Op.76KGSF2014
5382Rodrigo FreitasRodrigo FreitasWN/ANY Summer Op.76KGF2014
5384D. HemmingsWPts: 2x0FIVE70KGSPF2014
5444Tiago AlmeidaWN/ANY Spring OpenABSSF2014
5446AJ AgazarmAJ AgazarmWPts: 4x0NY Spring OpenABSF2014
5533Victor SilverioVictor SilverioD---Copa Podio77KGGP2014
5576Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoWPts: 2x0World Pro.70KGR12014
5581S. FranceschiniWArmbarWorld Pro.70KG3PLC2014
5690S. FranceschiniWPointsWorld Champ.70KGRDS2014
5693Vugner SilvaWChoke from backWorld Champ.70KGRDS2014
5835Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoWPts: 2x0SF Open70KGF2014
5913Garry TononGarry TononWPts: 6x4No Gi Pan Am.ABSR12014
5915Mauro SantiagoWPts: 0x0, AdvNo Gi Pan Am.ABS4F2014
5951Yukito iosadaWPts: 5x0NoGi Worlds67KG4F2014
6003Vitor PaschoalWPointsLas Vegas Open70KGSF2014
6007Nathan MendelsohnNathan MendelsohnWPointsLas Vegas OpenABSSF2014
6008Ranieri PaivaWN/ALas Vegas OpenABSF2014
6030Jonathan ThomasJonathan ThomasWReferee DecisionNYC Pro70KG4F2014
6031Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoWReferee DecisionNYC Pro70KGSF2014
6442Guilherme NevesWBow and arrowEuropean70KG4F2015
6444Guilherme NevesWBow and arrowEuropean70KGSF2015
6632Darragh OConaillDarragh OConaillWPointsSF OpenABS4F2015
6636Rodrigo FreitasRodrigo FreitasWPts: 6x4SF Open76KGF2015
6699Mayko BorgesWChoke from backPan American70KG4F2015
6702Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoWPts: 6x4Pan American70KGF2015
6913Brian MahechaBrian MahechaWPointsNY Spring Open70KGSF2015
6996Isaque PaivaIsaque PaivaWPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Pro65KGF2015
7329Leo SaggioroLeo SaggioroWReferee DecisionWorld Champ.70Kg4F2015
7856Gabriel MarangoniGabriel MarangoniWPts: 2x0ADCC66KGR12015
7931Tom BarlowWInside heel hookPolaris 270KGSPF2015
8067Michael WackerWPts: 13x0NoGi Pan Ams70KG4F2015
8069Mayko AraujoMayko AraujoWChoke from backNoGi Pan Ams70KGSF2015
8096Rodrigo FreitasRodrigo FreitasWReferee DecisionNoGi Pan AmsABS4F2015
8295Geoffrey VillarealWChoke from BackNoGi Worlds67KG8F2015
8300Isaque PaivaIsaque PaivaWPts: 15x10NoGi Worlds67KG4F2015
8426Paulo SilvaWN/AIBJJF NY Pro70KGSF2015
9339Darson HemmingsDarson HemmingsWPts: 4x4, AdvNY Spring Open76KGSF2016
9341Masahiro IwasakiMasahiro IwasakiWPts: 2x0NY Spring Open76KGF2016
9435Wanki ChaeWanki ChaeWPts: 4x4, AdvWorld Pro69KGR12016
9780Brian StuebnerWChoke from backRespect Pro65KGSF2016
9781Gabriel MartinsWChoke from backRespect Pro65KGF2016
10364Felipe SimplicioWEzekielRollmore SPC70KGSPF2016
10504Vinicius SoaresWSubmissionNoGi Pan Ams73KGSF2016
10505Rodrigo FreitasRodrigo FreitasWPts: 4x0NoGi Pan Ams73KGF2016
10742Marcus WilsonWRNCNoGi Worlds73KGR12016
10972Bruno FrazattoBruno FrazattoWPts: 4x2NY BJJ Pro70KGSF2016
11352Wanki ChaeWanki ChaeWPts: 5x2European Open70KG8F2017
11358Tiago BravoTiago BravoWPts: 4x2European Open70KG4F2017
11362Isaque PaivaIsaque PaivaWPts: 10x8European Open70KGSF2017
11572Samir ChantreSamir ChantreWReferee DecisionF2W 25N/ASPF2017
11712Gabriel GoulartGabriel GoulartWPointsUAEJJF NY Pro77KGR12017
11715Jomari GuarinWPointsUAEJJF NY Pro77KG4F2017
11717Alex OliveiraWPointsUAEJJF NY Pro77KGSF2017
11725Johnny TamaJohnny TamaWSubmissionUAEJJF NY ProU77KGSF2017
11726Francisco TavaresWSubmissionUAEJJF NY ProU77KGF2017
12150Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoWReferee DecisionF2W Pro 3070KGSPF2017
12181Juan GalarzaWN/ANY Spring No-Gi73KGRR2017
12182Joao AlvesWPts: 2x2, AdvNY Spring No-Gi73KGF2017
12187Nicolas PenzerWRNCNY Spring No-GiABSSF2017
12188Aaron JohnsonAaron JohnsonWPointsNY Spring No-GiABSF2017
12403Daisuke ShirakiWPts: 2x0World Pro69KG4F2017
12405Isaac DoederleinIsaac DoederleinWPts: 2x2, AdvWorld Pro69KGSF2017
12409Tiago BravoTiago BravoWPts: 8x0World Pro69KGF2017
12841Italo LinsItalo LinsWPts: 9x4World Champ.70KG8F2017
12844Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoWPts: 6x6World Champ.70KG4F2017
13028Dustin AkbariWArmbarF2W Pro 3875KGSPF2017
13183Wallace SantosWReferee DecisionFIVE Super League70KG4F2017
13186Leo SaggioroLeo SaggioroWReferee DecisionFIVE Super League70KGSF2017
13189Jamil Hill-TaylorJamil Hill-TaylorWReferee DecisionFIVE Super League70KGF2017
13269Y. KakizawaWN/ABoston SM. Open76KGSF2017
13270Alexandre MolinaroWN/ABoston SM. Open76KGF2017
13277Alexandre OliveiraWN/ABoston SM. OpenABSSF2017
13432Athaide JuniorWN/AWashington Open76KGSF2017
13434Jamil Hill-TaylorJamil Hill-TaylorWPointsWashington Open76KGF2017
13488Thiago MacedoThiago MacedoWChoke from backSan Diego Pro70KGSF2017
13490Hiago GeorgeHiago GeorgeWPts: 2x0San Diego Pro70KGF2017
13688Silvio DuranSilvio DuranWChokeAtlanta SM Open76KGF2017
13699Breno BittencourtBreno BittencourtWPointsAtlanta SM OpenABSSF2017
13724Nicolas RenierWShort chokeNo Gi Pan Am.67KGSF2017
13726Jamil Hill-TaylorJamil Hill-TaylorWPts: 2x0No Gi Pan Am.67KGF2017
13885Justin RaderJustin RaderWReferee DecisionF2W Pro 5170KGSPF2017
14244Enrico CoccoEnrico CoccoD---Kasai Pro70KGRR2017
14256Garry TononGarry TononWPts: 6x4Kasai Pro70KG3RD2017
14323Brandon WalenskyBrandon WalenskyWShort chokeNoGi Worlds67KGR12017
14327Thiago AugustoWShort chokeNoGi Worlds67KG4F2017
14506Sergio CalderonWSubmissionEuropean Open70KGR12018
14509Brian MahechaBrian MahechaWChoke from backEuropean Open70KG4F2018
14513Isaque PaivaIsaque PaivaWPts: 7x6European Open70KGSF2018
14640Dainis HuWChoke from backAtlanta W. Open76KG4F2018
14644Kyle BriereWN/AAtlanta W. Open76KGSF2018
14645Gilson NunesGilson NunesWPts: 4x4, AdvAtlanta W. Open76KGF2018
14793Athos MirandaWN/AContinental Pro77KGRR2018
14795Alexandre MolinaroWN/AContinental Pro77KGRR2018
14955Joe ScovelWPts: 11x2Pan American70KG8F2018
14960AJ AgazarmAJ AgazarmWPts: 0x0, AdvPan American70KG4F2018
14963Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoWPts: 2x2, AdvPan American70KGSF2018
14964Jamil Hill-TaylorJamil Hill-TaylorWPts: 2x2, AdvPan American70KGF2018
15137John LawrenceWChoke from backChicago Sp. Open76KG4F2018
15139Marcelo CostaWPointsChicago Sp. Open76KGSF2018
15141Alexandre MolinaroWPointsChicago Sp. Open76KGF2018
15297Cesar CardosoWPointsWashington Open76KGSF2018
15298Johnny TamaJohnny TamaWPointsWashington Open76KGF2018
15412Tiago RibeiroWN/ABoston Sp. Open70KGSF2018
15413Matheus GonzagaMatheus GonzagaWPointsBoston Sp. Open70KGF2018
15427Josh PresleyWN/ABoston Sp. OpenABS4F2018
15428Cesar CasamajoWN/ABoston Sp. OpenABSSF2018
15429Rodrigo FreitasRodrigo FreitasWPointsBoston Sp. OpenABSF2018
15536Tiago BravoTiago BravoWPts: 2x0King of Mats69KGRR2018
15541Thiago BarretoThiago BarretoWPts: 0x0, AdvKing of Mats69KGRR2018
15546Wanki ChaeWanki ChaeWPts: 13x2King of Mats69KGRR2018
15549Isaque PaivaIsaque PaivaWPts: 8x6King of Mats69KGSF2018
15626Abdullah NabasWSubmissionWorld Pro69KG4F2018
15628Krzysztof FlakWSubmissionWorld Pro69KGSF2018
15702Richard DuarteWChoke from backBrasileiro70KGR12018
15704Raphael CadenaWBow and arrowBrasileiro70KG4F2018
15708Isaque PaivaIsaque PaivaWPointsBrasileiro70KGSF2018
15953Silvio DuranSilvio DuranWPts: 9x0World Champ.70KGR22018
16486Pedro FernandesWN/ABoston SM. Open76KGSF2018
16487Felipe SimplicioWChoke from backBoston SM. Open76KGF2018
16492Rodolfo NevesWN/ABoston SM. OpenABSSF2018
16494Diego SampaioWPts: 4x2Boston SM. OpenABSF2018
16660Eric IngramWChoke from backLas Vegas Open76KG4F2018
16664Alexandre MolinaroWPts: 10x0Las Vegas Open76KGSF2018
16685Rafael DomngosWPointsLV NG Open73KG4F2018
16686Paulo SilvaWN/ALV NG Open73KGSF2018
16688Alexandre MolinaroWPointsLV NG Open73KGF2018
16739Diego BispoWChoke from backWashington SU.O.76KGF2018
16778Steven BarrereWPts: 22x0No Gi Pan Am.73KG8F2018
16780Jeff CummingsWReferee DecisionNo Gi Pan Am.73KG4F2018
16784Matheus GonzagaMatheus GonzagaWPts: 0x0, AdvNo Gi Pan Am.73KGSF2018
16786AJ AgazarmAJ AgazarmWPts: 9x0No Gi Pan Am.73KGF2018
16913Rafael MansurRafael MansurWReferee DecisionGrand Slam LA69KG4F2018
16917Thiago MacedoThiago MacedoWPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam LA69KGSF2018
16918Paulo MiyaoPaulo MiyaoWPts: 2x0Grand Slam LA69KGF2018
17188Kevin MahechaKevin MahechaWChoke from backMiami Fall Open76KGSF2018
17190Brian MahechaBrian MahechaWToe holdMiami Fall Open76KGF2018
17468Ethan CrelinstenWPts: 9x2Kasai Pro 465KGR12018
17472Kim TerraKim TerraWPts: 8x0Kasai Pro 465KGR22018
17476Paulo MiyaoPaulo MiyaoWPts: 3x2Kasai Pro 465KGF2018

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