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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 @Black Belt:

  • IBJJF World Champion (2009/2011/2012/2014)
  • IBJJF Pan American Champion (2013)
  • IBJJF European Open Champion (2010/2011)
  • CBJJ Brazilian National Champion (2010)
  • IBJJF Pan American Championship Runner-up (2012)
  • IBJJF Pan American Championship 3rd Place (2009)

Favourite 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, now home of the famous Atos Academy. Guilherme started training together with his younger brother Rafael in 2001 through their cousin who soon understood the brothers had potential and enlisted them in a kids jiu jitsu program to introduce children to sports. Their coaches were both from Nova Uniao (Ramon Lemos and Leonardo Santos). By the time the brothers achieved their yellow belts, Coach Leonardo felt the need to move to Rio de Janeiro in order to become a professional Jiu Jitsu competitor, and so Ramon Lemos took full responsibility of the academy.

Ramon Lemos became a huge influence in both of the Mendes brothers, as their parents split and their father left the scene. With time, the Mendes brothers name started to be mentioned more and more by the BJJ Media in Brazil, as Guilherme and Rafael won almost every major tournament they entered as blue, purple, and brown belts. Their “crowning” as jiu jitsu black belts came in October 2008  and had several mentions in the press, namely in important streams such as Tatame.com.br.

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.

Guilherme Mendes Grappling Record

37 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    10 (27%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    5 (14%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    21 (57%)
  • BY DECISION
    1 (3%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

21 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Baseball choke
24
5
#86e620
Brabo Choke
14
3
#5AD3D1
Choke from back
14
3
#d1212a
Choke
14
3
#fad11b
Toe hold
10
2
#f58822
Lapel Choke
5
1
#224aba
Standing Brabo Ck
5
1
#ff9124
Armbar
5
1
#bf1f6c
Submission
5
1
#22c9a5
Cross choke
5
1
21
(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
2103Rubens CharlesRubens CharlesLChoke from backWorld Pro.65KG4F2009
2122Mario ReisMario ReisLPts: 10x10, AdvPan American70KGSF2009
2603Rafael MendesRafael MendesLPts: 4x2World Pro.65KGF2010
2634Paulo MelloLReferee DecisionWorld Champ.64KGR12010
2743Augusto MendesAugusto MendesLPts: 9x0Team Nationals68KGF2010
2846Augusto MendesAugusto MendesLAdvWorld Pro.65KG4F2011
3505Bruno MalfacineBruno MalfacineLPts: 2x0Pan American64KGF2012
4676Daniel BelezaDaniel BelezaLReferee DecisionWorld Champ.64KG4F2013
2286Pablo SilvaPablo SilvaWPts: 4x2World Champ.64KG4F2009
2290Carlos EsquisitoCarlos EsquisitoWAdvWorld Champ.64KGSF2009
2292Samuel BragaSamuel BragaWAdvWorld Champ.64KGF2009
2450Edivaldo FerreiraWChoke from backEuropean64KGSF2010
2451Pablo SilvaPablo SilvaWAdvEuropean64KGF2010
2473Marcos AlexandreWChoke from backWPC SD trials65KGSF2010
2616Gabriel MoraesGabriel MoraesWPts: 4x0Brasileiro64KGF2010
2787Leo SaggioroLeo SaggioroWPts: 0x0, AdvEuropean70KG4F2011
2881Diego FernandesWPts: 2x0World P. NoGi64KGR12011
2949Milton CarlosWChokeWorld Champ.64KGRDS2011
3042Laercio FernandesLaercio FernandesWCross chokeWorld Champ.64KG4F2011
3074Samuel BragaSamuel BragaWPts: 4x2World Champ.64KGSF2011
3500Francielo CostaWPointsPan American64KG4F2012
3504Henrique RezendeWLapel ChokePan American64KGSF2012
3654Laercio FernandesLaercio FernandesWPts: 2x0SD World Trials65KGF2012
3882Mark RamosMark RamosWBrabo ChokeWorld Champ.64KGR22012
3886Henrique RezendeWPts: 19x0World Champ.64KG4F2012
3888Pablo SilvaPablo SilvaWStanding Brabo CkWorld Champ.64KGSF2012
3889Laercio FernandesLaercio FernandesWReferee DecisionWorld Champ.64KGF2012
4101Pablo SilvaPablo SilvaWBaseball chokeHouston Open64KGF2012
4673Geoffrey VillarealWBaseball chokeWorld Champ.64KGR12013
5039Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoWPointsSF Open70KGSF2013
5048Gabriel MartinsWPointsHouston Open70KGSF2013
5049UnknownWToe holdRickson Cup64KGR12013
5050UnknownWArmbarRickson Cup64KG4F2013
5051UnknownWChokeRickson Cup64KGSF2013
5052UnknownWBrabo chokeRickson Cup64KGF2013
5159Samir ChantreSamir ChantreWBaseball chokeMetamoris 3ABSSPF2014
5606Paulo SantanaWSubmissionWorld Champ.64KGRDS2014
5612KanekoWChokeWorld Champ.64KG4F2014
5613Carlos EsquisitoCarlos EsquisitoWPts: 7x2World Champ.64KGSF2014
5615Paulo MiyaoPaulo MiyaoWAdvWorld Champ.64KGF2014
6064Tsukada IchitaroWBaseball chokeRickson Cup64KG4F2014
6065Lee Hee TaeWBaseball chokeRickson Cup64KGF2014
6073Nakamura YuutaWChoke from backRickson CupABSSF2014
6470Abi MuradovWBrabo chokeBerkut OpenABSSPF2015
6476Abi 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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