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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:

  • IBJJF World Champion (2018***)
    IBJJF Pans Champion (2018)
  • ACB JJ No-Gi Champion (2017)
  • IBJJF Los Angeles Champion (2018**)
  • UAEJJF Rio Grand Slam 2nd Place (2017)

Main Achievements (Coloured Belts):

  • IBJJF World Champion (2015** blue)
  • IBJJF Pans Champion (2015** blue)
  • IBJJF European Open Champion (2017** brown, 2016** purple, 2015** blue)
  • CBJJ Brasileiro Champion (2017** brown, 2016* purple, 2015** blue)
  • IBJJF Manaus International Open Champion (2016 purple)
  • UAEJJF #1 Ranked Brown Belt (2017)
  • UAEJJF Abu Dhabi Pro Champion (2017 brown, 2016 purple)
  • UAEJJF Manaus Brazil Pro Champion (2017 brown)
  • UAEJJF Gramado Brazil Pro Champion (2016 purple)
  • UAEJJF Grand Slam Abu Dhabi Champion (2017 brown)
  • UAEJJF Grand Slam Tokyo Champion- coloured belts (2016 brown)
  • ACB JJ Champion (2017 brown)
  • UAEJJF Grand Slam Rio de Janeiro 2nd Place (2017)
  • IBJJF World Championship 2nd Place (2017 brown, 2016 purple)
  • IBJJF Pans Championship 2nd Place (2016* purple)
  • CBJJ Brasileiro Championship 2nd Place (2016 purple)
  • IBJJF Pans Championship 3rd Place (2016 purple)
  • Copa Pódio MW Grand Prix 3rd Place (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 enrol 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

28 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    15 (54%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    1 (4%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    11 (39%)
  • BY DECISION
    1 (4%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

11 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Choke
18
2
#86e620
Mounted X choke
18
2
#5AD3D1
Arm in ezekiel
18
2
#d1212a
Crussifix choke
9
1
#fad11b
Submission
9
1
#f58822
Bow and arrow
9
1
#224aba
Choke from back
9
1
#ff9124
Footlock
9
1
11
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
3 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    2 (67%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    1 (33%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    0 (0%)
  • BY DECISION
    0 (0%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

0 SUBMISSION LOSSES

Gustavo Batista Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
13921Isaque BahienseIsaque BahienseLPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam RJ85KGF2017
15479Isaque BahienseIsaque BahienseLPts: 4x2World Pro85KGSF2018
15855Lucas BarbosaLucas BarbosaLN/AWorld Champ.88KGF2018
13912Joao SantosWChokeGrand Slam RJ85KGR22017
13915Vini FernandesWBow and arrowGrand Slam RJ85KG8F2017
13916Danilo PonteWMounted X chokeGrand Slam RJ85KG4F2017
13919Luis NevesWChoke from backGrand Slam RJ85KGSF2017
14138Dante LeonDante LeonWPointsACB JJ Worlds85KGRR2017
14140Lucas RochaLucas RochaWPts: 7x0ACB JJ Worlds85KGRR2017
14468Kevin ScottWMounted X chokeLos Angeles Open94KGSF2018
14469Ashur DarmoWArm in ezekielLos Angeles Open94KGF2018
14477John CombsJohn CombsWFootlockLos Angeles OpenABS4F2018
14480Steve HargettWArm in ezekielLos Angeles OpenABSSF2018
14481Diego RamalhoDiego RamalhoWPts: 16x0Los Angeles OpenABSF2018
14725Nick GreeneWCrussifix chokeSan Francisco OpenABSR12018
14846Roberto FriasWChokePan American88KG8F2018
14850Horlando MonteiroHorlando MonteiroWPts: 0x0, AdvPan American88KG4F2018
14851Rudson MateusRudson MateusWPts: 2x0Pan American88KGSF2018
15407Patrick GaudioPatrick GaudioWPts: 2x0WP Br Qualifier85KG4F2018
15408Renato CanutoRenato CanutoWPts: 0x0WP Br Qualifier85KGSF2018
15409Claudio CalasansClaudio CalasansWPts: 2x0WP Br Qualifier85KGF2018
15474Bradley HillWPts: 3x0World Pro85KGR12018
15476William DiasWPts: 2x0World Pro85KG4F2018
15487Bradley HillWPts: 6x2World Pro85KGRPC2018
15488William DiasWPts: 2x0World Pro85KGRPC2018
15639Charles McGuireWSubmissionSan Diego Open94KGSF2018
15641Alexandre RibeiroAlexandre RibeiroWPts: 2x0San Diego Open94KGF2018
15666Fellipe TrovoFellipe TrovoWPts: 11x0ACB North America95KGSF2018
15847Murilo SantanaMurilo SantanaWPts: 2x0World Champ.88KG8F2018
15851Horlando MonteiroHorlando MonteiroWReferee DecisionWorld Champ.88KG4F2018
15854Renato CardosoRenato CardosoWPts: 5x0World Champ.88KGSF2018

Gustavo Batista vs Tommy Langaker (2017)

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