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Guilherme Mendes

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Guilherme Mendes is a Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt under Ramon Lemos as well as one of the main figures in the Atos Jiu-Jitsu team, being also one of the best “peso pluma” (64,00 kg / 141.5 lbs) competitors to have ever competed in the sport. As well as being the first Atos team member to achieve a gold medal at the International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation (IBJJF) World Championship (2009), Guilherme Mendes is also the co-founder of the Art of Jiu-Jitsu academy and the brother of another jiu-jitsu legend in Rafael Mendes.

Guilherme Mendes Jiu Jitsu

Full Name: Guilherme Mendes Godoy

Lineage: Mitsuyo Maeda > Carlos Gracie > Carlson Gracie > Andre Pederneiras > Ramon Lemos > Guilherme Mendes

Main Achievements:

  • 1st Place IBJJF World Championship (2009 / 2011 / 2012 / 2014)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Pans Championship (2013)
  • 1st Place IBJJF European Open (2010 / 2011)
  • 1st Place CBJJ Brazilian Nationals (2010)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF Pans Championship (2012)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF World Championship (2009)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF Pans Championship (2009)

Main Achievements (Colored Belts):

  • 1st Place IBJJF World Championship (2005 / 2006*** blue, 2007*** purple, 2008*** brown)
  • 1st Place CBJJ Brazilian Nationals (2006*** blue, 2007*** purple, 2008 brown)

* Absolute
** Weight and absolute
*** Closed final with teammate

Favorite Jiu Jitsu Technique/Position: Stack Pass (Emborcada), Leg Drag, Shoulder Pressure

Weight Division: Peso Pluma / Light Featherweight (64Kg)

Team/Association: Atos Jiu-Jitsu

Guilherme Mendes Biography

Guilherme Mendes was born in 1988 in the town of Rio Claro. Guilherme started training together with his younger brother Rafael in 2001 through their cousin who soon understood the brothers had potential and enrolled them on a neighboring kids jiu-jitsu academy. There, the brothers met coaches Ramon Lemos and Leonardo Santos, though, by the time the Mendes reached their yellow belts, coach Leonardo moved to Rio de Janeiro leaving the gym on Ramon Lemos’ capable hands.

Lemos quickly became a big influence for both of Guilherme and Rafael as their parents separated and their father became absent, for the most part. With time and a proficient grappling record in the colored belt ranks, the Mendes brothers name started to be asserted by the BJJ Media in Brazil, as the future of the sport. The Mendes’ success across all belt levels led to their “crowning” as jiu-jitsu black belts, a promotion that took place in October 2008.

As their mentor Ramon changed teams throughout the years (first Nova Uniao, then a brief period in Brasa and the later Atos), so did the Mendes Brothers. In 2012 Guilherme and his brother Rafael moved to the United States of America, settling there and opening their own gym in California, a top of the range facility which the Mendes brothers opened with the support of important sponsors such as RVCA.

On May 19, 2015, Guilherme Mendes announced that he would be retiring from competitive Brazilian jiu-jitsu to concentrate on helping his students and setting a family. Guilherme held the world jiu-jitsu title in his weight division at the time, he was 26 years old at the time.

Guilherme Mendes Grappling Record

42 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    14 (33%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    5 (12%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    22 (52%)
  • BY DECISION
    1 (2%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

22 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Baseball choke
27
6
#86e620
Choke from back
14
3
#5AD3D1
Choke
14
3
#d1212a
Brabo Choke
14
3
#fad11b
Toe hold
9
2
#f58822
Cross choke
5
1
#224aba
Lapel Choke
5
1
#ff9124
Standing Brabo Ck
5
1
#bf1f6c
Armbar
5
1
#22c9a5
Submission
5
1
22
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
8 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    3 (38%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    2 (25%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    1 (13%)
  • BY DECISION
    2 (25%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

1 SUBMISSION LOSSES

#214eb8
Choke from back
100
1
1
(100%) SUBMISSION

Guilherme Mendes Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
2120Rubens CharlesRubens CharlesLChoke from backWorld Pro.65KG4F2009
2139Mario ReisMario ReisLPts: 10x10, AdvPan American70KGSF2009
2623Rafael MendesRafael MendesLPts: 4x2World Pro.65KGF2010
2654Paulo MelloLReferee DecisionWorld Champ.64KGR12010
2771Augusto MendesAugusto MendesLPts: 9x0Team Nationals68KGF2010
2890Augusto MendesAugusto MendesLAdvWorld Pro.65KG4F2011
3562Bruno MalfacineBruno MalfacineLPts: 2x0Pan American64KGF2012
4756Daniel BelezaDaniel BelezaLReferee DecisionWorld Champ.64KG4F2013
2303Pablo SilvaPablo SilvaWPts: 4x2World Champ.64KG4F2009
2307Carlos EsquisitoCarlos EsquisitoWAdvWorld Champ.64KGSF2009
2309Samuel BragaSamuel BragaWAdvWorld Champ.64KGF2009
2469Edivaldo FerreiraWChoke from backEuropean64KGSF2010
2470Pablo SilvaPablo SilvaWAdvEuropean64KGF2010
2492Marcos AlexandreWChoke from backWPC SD trials65KGSF2010
2636Gabriel MoraesGabriel MoraesWPts: 4x0Brasileiro64KGF2010
2831Leo SaggioroLeo SaggioroWPts: 0x0, AdvEuropean70KG4F2011
2925Diego FernandesWPts: 2x0World P. NoGi64KGR12011
2994Milton CarlosWChokeWorld Champ.64KGRDS2011
3088Laercio FernandesLaercio FernandesWCross chokeWorld Champ.64KG4F2011
3120Samuel BragaSamuel BragaWPts: 4x2World Champ.64KGSF2011
3165Baret YoshidaBaret YoshidaWBaseball chokeSan Diego Trials65KGF2011
3166Ed RamosWPts: 8x0San Diego Trials65KGSF2011
3557Francielo CostaWPointsPan American64KG4F2012
3561Henrique RezendeWLapel ChokePan American64KGSF2012
3711Laercio FernandesLaercio FernandesWPts: 2x0SD World Trials65KGF2012
3939Mark RamosMark RamosWBrabo ChokeWorld Champ.64KGR22012
3943Henrique RezendeWPts: 19x0World Champ.64KG4F2012
3945Pablo SilvaPablo SilvaWStanding Brabo CkWorld Champ.64KGSF2012
3946Laercio FernandesLaercio FernandesWReferee DecisionWorld Champ.64KGF2012
4156Pablo SilvaPablo SilvaWBaseball chokeHouston Open64KGF2012
4520UnknownWPointsPan American64KG4F2013
4522Thomas LisboaThomas LisboaWPts: 10x0Pan American64KGSF2013
4523Laercio FernandesLaercio FernandesWPts: 4x2Pan American64KGF2013
4751Geoffrey VillarealWBaseball chokeWorld Champ.64KGR12013
5118Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoWPointsSF Open70KGSF2013
5127Gabriel MartinsWPointsHouston Open70KGSF2013
5128UnknownWToe holdRickson Cup64KGR12013
5129UnknownWArmbarRickson Cup64KG4F2013
5130UnknownWChokeRickson Cup64KGSF2013
5131UnknownWBrabo chokeRickson Cup64KGF2013
5257Samir ChantreSamir ChantreWBaseball chokeMetamoris 3ABSSPF2014
5712Paulo SantanaWSubmissionWorld Champ.64KG8F2014
5718KanekoWChokeWorld Champ.64KG4F2014
5719Carlos EsquisitoCarlos EsquisitoWPts: 7x2World Champ.64KGSF2014
5721Paulo MiyaoPaulo MiyaoWAdvWorld Champ.64KGF2014
6187Tsukada IchitaroWBaseball chokeRickson Cup64KG4F2014
6188Lee Hee TaeWBaseball chokeRickson Cup64KGF2014
6196Nakamura YuutaWChoke from backRickson CupABSSF2014
6614Abi MuradovWBrabo chokeBerkut OpenABSSPF2015
6620Abi MuradovWToe holdBerkut Open NoGiABSSPF2015

Guilherme Mendes Highlight

Guilherme Mendes vs Baret Yoshida

Guilherme Mendes vs Sebastian Lali

Guilherme Mendes vs Raoni Barcelos

 

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