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Gustavo Batista

Gustavo Batista

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Gustavo Batista, often referenced as ‘Braguinha’ is a Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt under Leandro Lo and a former representative of the New School Brotherhood academy in the sport’s international tour, later changing to Atos JJ (2018). Batista made a name for himself in the lower belt divisions of this martial art’s competitive circuit, particularly as a brown belt – a time when Braguinha conquered the #1 Ranking of the United Arab Emirates Jiu-Jitsu Federation (UAEJJF) beating several outstanding black belts in the process, including Alexandre Ribeiro, José Júnior, John Combs and Kevin Mahecha.

Gustavo Batista Jiu Jitsu

Full Name: Gustavo Espindola Batista

Nickname: Commonly known as Braguinha, the name is a reference to Gustavo’s resemblance with former BJJ world champion António Braga Neto.

Lineage: Mitsuyo Maeda > Carlos Gracie > Helio Gracie > Rickson Gracie > Marcelo Behring > Waldomiro PerezRoberto Godoi > Marco Barbosa > Cicero Costha > Leandro Lo > Gustavo Batista

Main Achievements:

  • 1st Place IBJJF World Championship (2018***)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Pans Championship (2018)
  • 1st Place IBJJF European Open (2019**)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Los Angeles Open (2018**)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF World Championship (2019)
  • 2nd PlaceUAEJJF Grand Slam, RJ  (2017)

Main Achievements (Coloured Belts):

  • UAEJJF #1 Ranked Brown Belt (2017)
  • 1st Place IBJJF World Champion (2015** blue)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Pans Champion (2015** blue)
  • 1st Place IBJJF European Open Champion (2017** brown, 2016** purple, 2015** blue)
  • 1st Place CBJJ Brasileiro Champion (2017** brown, 2016* purple, 2015** blue)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Manaus International Open Champion (2016 purple)
  • 1st Place UAEJJF Abu Dhabi Pro Champion (2017 brown, 2016 purple)
  • 1st Place UAEJJF Manaus Brazil Pro Champion (2017 brown)
  • 1st Place UAEJJF Gramado Brazil Pro Champion (2016 purple)
  • 1st Place UAEJJF Grand Slam, Abu Dhabi (2017 brown)
  • 1st Place UAEJJF Grand Slam, Tokyo (2016 brown)
  • 2nd Place UAEJJF Grand Slam, RJ (2017)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF World Championship (2017 brown, 2016 purple)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF Pans Championship (2016* purple)
  • 2nd Place CBJJ Brazilian Nationals (2016 purple)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF Pans Championship (2016 purple)
  • 3rd Place Copa Pódio MW Grand Prix (2017)

* Absolute
** Weight and absolute
*** Closed division with team mate

Favorite Position/Technique: X Guard, Knee Slice Pass

Weight Division: Meio Pesado (88,30 kg / 195.0 lbs)

Team/Association: Atos JJ

Gustavo Batista Biography

Gustavo Batista was born on March 11, 1996 in Florianópolis, the capital of southern Brazil’s Santa Catarina state, growing up in Palhoça – also in SC.

Like most Brazilian children, Batista’s introduction to competitive sports was made through football (soccer), an activity he carried on practicing up until 2012. Gustavo gained interest in jiu-jitsu through his older brother who already practiced the martial art, and by the time Braguinha was 15 he too decided to join the local BJJ academy.

Felipe Teixeira was Gustavo’s first instructor and the man who graded Braguinha with his blue belt, an important step in Batista’s life as it was then that he decided to become a professional BJJ athlete. Galvanized by good competitive results Batista decided to move to São Paulo and enroll at the world famous PSLPB (Projeto Social Lutando Pelo Bem) gym/project led by Cícero Costha.

At PSLPB Braguinha met and befriended Leandro Lo, who was a big reference (and somewhat of an unmentioned captain) for the workgroup. Once Lo split from Costha’s affiliation on September 2015, Batista followed him and joined the newly formed NS Brotherhood academy.

After an outstanding career as a purple and brown belt, where Braguinha conquered the rank of #1 brown belt in the world by the UAEJJF, on October 2017 Batista was promoted to black belt by Leandro Lo, the same instructor who had previously promoted Gustavo to purple and brown belt.

On January 2018, after some turmoil in the Ns Brotherhood academy, Gustavo Batista chose to switch camps, following his girlfriend Luiza Monteiro to Atos Jiu-Jitsu in California.

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Gustavo Batista Grappling Record

61 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    32 (52%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    1 (2%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    17 (28%)
  • BY DECISION
    10 (16%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY EBI/OT
    1 (2%)

17 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Arm in ezekiel
24
4
#86e620
Choke
18
3
#5AD3D1
Submission
12
2
#d1212a
Mounted X choke
12
2
#fad11b
Choke from back
12
2
#f58822
Crussifix choke
6
1
#224aba
RNC
6
1
#ff9124
Bow and arrow
6
1
#bf1f6c
Footlock
6
1
17
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
8 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    3 (38%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    1 (13%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    1 (13%)
  • BY DECISION
    3 (38%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

1 SUBMISSION LOSSES

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

Gustavo Batista Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
14195Isaque BahienseIsaque BahienseLPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam RJ85KGF2017
15922Isaque BahienseIsaque BahienseLPts: 4x2World Pro85KGSF2018
16580Fellipe AndrewFellipe AndrewLChoke from backACBJJ WorldABSSF2018
17510Mahamed AlyMahamed AlyLReferee DecisionWSOG 2O81KGF2018
17742Kaynan DuarteKaynan DuarteLPts: 2x0SJJIF NG WorldABSSF2018
19217Leandro LoLeandro LoLPts: 2x0Pan AmericanABSSF2019
19926Matheus DinizMatheus DinizLReferee DecisionF2W Pro 11185KGSPF2019
20154Felipe PenaFelipe PenaLReferee DecisionWorld Champ.88KGF2019
14186Joao SantosWChokeGrand Slam RJ85KGR22017
14189Vini FernandesWBow and arrowGrand Slam RJ85KG8F2017
14190Danilo PonteWMounted X chokeGrand Slam RJ85KG4F2017
14193Luis NevesWChoke from backGrand Slam RJ85KGSF2017
14439Dante LeonDante LeonWPointsACB JJ Worlds85KGRR2017
14441Lucas RochaLucas RochaWPts: 7x0ACB JJ Worlds85KGRR2017
14803Kevin ScottWMounted X chokeLos Angeles Open94KGSF2018
14804Ashur DarmoWArm in ezekielLos Angeles Open94KGF2018
14812John CombsJohn CombsWFootlockLos Angeles OpenABS4F2018
14815Steve HargettWArm in ezekielLos Angeles OpenABSSF2018
14816Diego RamalhoDiego RamalhoWPts: 16x0Los Angeles OpenABSF2018
15079Nick GreeneWCrussifix chokeSan Francisco OpenABSR12018
15202Roberto FriasWChokePan American88KG8F2018
15206Horlando MonteiroHorlando MonteiroWPts: 0x0, AdvPan American88KG4F2018
15207Rudson MateusRudson MateusWPts: 2x0Pan American88KGSF2018
15849Patrick GaudioPatrick GaudioWPts: 2x0WP Br Qualifier85KG4F2018
15850Renato CanutoRenato CanutoWPts: 0x0WP Br Qualifier85KGSF2018
15851Claudio CalasansClaudio CalasansWPts: 2x0WP Br Qualifier85KGF2018
15917Bradley HillWPts: 3x0World Pro85KGR12018
15919William DiasWPts: 2x0World Pro85KG4F2018
15930Bradley HillWPts: 6x2World Pro85KGRPC2018
15931William DiasWPts: 2x0World Pro85KGRPC2018
16085Charles McGuireWSubmissionSan Diego Open94KGSF2018
16087Alexandre RibeiroAlexandre RibeiroWPts: 2x0San Diego Open94KGF2018
16113Fellipe TrovoFellipe TrovoWPts: 11x0ACB North America95KGSF2018
16126Joseph MokuWChokeACB North AmericaABS8F2018
16130Victor SilverioVictor SilverioWPts: 2x0ACB North AmericaABS4F2018
16134Fellipe TrovoFellipe TrovoWPts: 4x0ACB North AmericaABSSF2018
16135Diego RamalhoDiego RamalhoWReferee DecisionACB North AmericaABSF2018
16136Diego RamalhoDiego RamalhoWReferee DecisionACB North AmericaABS3RD2018
16306Murilo SantanaMurilo SantanaWPts: 2x0World Champ.88KGR12018
16317Murilo SantanaMurilo SantanaWPts: 2x0World Champ.88KG8F2018
16321Horlando MonteiroHorlando MonteiroWReferee DecisionWorld Champ.88KG4F2018
16324Renato CardosoRenato CardosoWPts: 5x0World Champ.88KGSF2018
16557William DiasWReferee DecisionACBJJ World85KGR12018
16559Lucas FigueiredoWPts: 7x0ACBJJ World85KG4F2018
16562Philippe PomaskiWPts: 2x0ACBJJ World85KGSF2018
16564C. NegromonteC. NegromonteWPts: 7x0ACBJJ World85KGF2018
16578Helton JoseHelton JoseWPts: 4x0ACBJJ WorldABS4F2018
17292Anton MinenkoWPts: 7x0Grand Slam LA94KG4F2018
17293Adam WardzinskiAdam WardzinskiWReferee DecisionGrand Slam LA94KGSF2018
17497Colton VaughnWReferee DecisionWSOG 2O81KGR12018
17500Yuri SimoesYuri SimoesWReferee DecisionWSOG 2O81KG8F2018
17505Gustavo EliasGustavo EliasWReferee DecisionWSOG 2O81KG4F2018
17508Kaynan DuarteKaynan DuarteWReferee DecisionWSOG 2O81KGSF2018
17727Mike ColonWSubmissionSJJIF Worlds94KGSF2018
18531Adam WardzinskiAdam WardzinskiWPts: 3x0European Open94KGSF2019
18556Antonio PaduaWPointsEuropean OpenABSR22019
18559Leonardo LaraLeonardo LaraWPts: 2x0European OpenABS4F2019
18563Igor SchneiderIgor SchneiderWPts: 2x0European OpenABSSF2019
18564Lucas LepriLucas LepriWPts: 10x0European OpenABSF2019
18943Fellipe TrovoFellipe TrovoWPts: 24x0LA BJJ Pro94KGF2019
19168Devhonte JohnsonDevhonte JohnsonWArm in ezekielPan American88KG8F2019
19172Ruan OliveiraRuan OliveiraWPts: 8x0Pan American88KG4F2019
19175Rudson MateusRudson MateusWPts: 2x0Pan American88KGSF2019
19207Charles McGuireWArm in ezekielPan AmericanABSR22019
19216Francisco IturraldeFrancisco IturraldeWRNCPan AmericanABS4F2019
19295Horlando MonteiroHorlando MonteiroWReferee DecisionF2W Pro 10785KGSPF2019
20147Ruan OliveiraRuan OliveiraWEBI/OTWorld Champ.88KGR22019
20148Matheus SpirandeliMatheus SpirandeliWPts: 2x0World Champ.88KG4F2019
20153Renato CardosoRenato CardosoWChoke from backWorld Champ.88KGSF2019

Gustavo Batista vs Tommy Langaker (2017)

Guard Passing Instructional by Lucas Lepri

One Comment

  • Sean says:

    Might want to check the SJJIF results from this past weekend. They really don’t make sense. Especially this page and Keenan’s.

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