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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: 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 / 2020)
  • 1st Place IBJJF European Open (2019**)
  • 1st Place UAEJJF King Of Mats (2019)
  • 1st Place 3CG Kumite Grand Prix 195lbs (2020)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF World Championship (2019)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF Pans Championship (2020*)
  • 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 teammate

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 this 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 in 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, in October 2017 Batista was promoted to black belt by Leandro Lo, the same instructor who had previously promoted Gustavo to purple and brown belt.

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

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Instructional by Gustavo Batista

Gustavo Batista MATCH STATS

Overall Positions

CONQUERED MOVES AVERAGE 1.63

OVERALL CONQUERED

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OPPONENT W/L TOP BOTTOM STAND UP EVENT ROUND YEAR
Renato Cardoso W 1 1 0 World RR 2018
Murilo Santana W 0 1 0 World RR 2018
Roberto Frias W 2 1 0 Pans RR 2018
Rudson Mateus W 0 1 0 Pans RR 2018
Devhonte Johnson W 1 1 0 Pans RR 2019
Ruan Oliveira W 1 1 0 Pans 4F 2019
Matheus Spirandeli W 0 1 0 World 4F 2019
Renato Cardoso W 1 1 0 World RR 2019
Ruan Oliveira W 2 1 1 World RR 2019
Rudson Mateus W 0 1 0 Pans RR 2019
Francisco Iturralde W 2 0 0 Pans 4F 2019
Charles McGuire W 4 0 0 Pans RR 2019
Felipe Pena L 0 1 0 World RR 2019

Gustavo Batista Grappling Record

82 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    40 (49%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    3 (4%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    24 (29%)
  • BY DECISION
    14 (17%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

24 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Choke from back
17
4
#86e620
Arm in Ezekiel
17
4
#5AD3D1
Choke
13
3
#d1212a
Submission
8
2
#fad11b
Katagatame
8
2
#f58822
Bow and arrow
8
2
#224aba
Mounted X choke
8
2
#ff9124
Footlock
4
1
#bf1f6c
Crucifix choke
4
1
#22c9a5
RNC
4
1
#fad223
Kneebar
4
1
#03861f
Armbar
4
1
24
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
12 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    4 (33%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    2 (17%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    2 (17%)
  • BY DECISION
    4 (33%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

2 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
Choke from back
50
1
#86e620
Kimura
50
1
2
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Gustavo Batista Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
14325Isaque BahienseIsaque BahienseLPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam RJ85KGF2017
16106Isaque BahienseIsaque BahienseLPts: 4x2World Pro85KGSF2018
16782Fellipe AndrewFellipe AndrewLChoke from backACBJJ WorldABSSF2018
17752Mahamed AlyMahamed AlyLReferee DecisionWSOG 2O81KGF2018
17998Kaynan DuarteKaynan DuarteLPts: 2x0SJJIF NG WorldABSSF2018
19559Leandro LoLeandro LoLPts: 2x0Pan AmericanABSSF2019
20294Matheus DinizMatheus DinizLReferee DecisionF2W 11185KGSPF2019
20537Felipe PenaFelipe PenaLReferee DecisionWorld Champ.88KGF2019
20910Adam WardzinskiAdam WardzinskiLPts: 2x0ACB World Champ.95KGSF2019
21857Nicholas MeregaliNicholas MeregaliLKimuraBJJ StarsABSF2019
23514Fellipe AndrewFellipe AndrewLReferee Decision3CG Kumite IIABSSF2020
23818Fellipe AndrewFellipe AndrewLPts: 0x0, AdvPan AmericanABSF2020
14316Joao SantosWChokeGrand Slam RJ85KGR22017
14319Vini FernandesWBow and arrowGrand Slam RJ85KG8F2017
14320Danilo PonteWMounted X chokeGrand Slam RJ85KG4F2017
14323Luis NevesWChoke from backGrand Slam RJ85KGSF2017
14577Dante LeonDante LeonWPointsACB JJ Worlds85KGRR2017
14579Lucas RochaLucas RochaWPts: 7x0ACB JJ Worlds85KGRR2017
14965Kevin ScottWMounted X chokeLos Angeles Open94KGSF2018
14966Ashur DarmoWArm in EzekielLos Angeles Open94KGF2018
14974John CombsJohn CombsWFootlockLos Angeles OpenABS4F2018
14977Steve HargettWArm in EzekielLos Angeles OpenABSSF2018
14978Diego RamalhoDiego RamalhoWPts: 16x0Los Angeles OpenABSF2018
15242Nick GreeneWCrucifix chokeSan Francisco OpenABSR12018
15365Roberto FriasWChokePan American88KG8F2018
15369Horlando MonteiroHorlando MonteiroWPts: 0x0, AdvPan American88KG4F2018
15370Rudson MateusRudson MateusWPts: 2x0Pan American88KGSF2018
16026Patrick GaudioPatrick GaudioWPts: 2x0WP Br Qualifier85KG4F2018
16027Renato CanutoRenato CanutoWReferee DecisionWP Br Qualifier85KGSF2018
16028Claudio CalasansClaudio CalasansWPts: 2x0WP Br Qualifier85KGF2018
16101Bradley HillWPts: 3x0World Pro85KGR12018
16103William DiasWPts: 2x0World Pro85KG4F2018
16114Bradley HillWPts: 6x2World Pro85KGRPC2018
16115William DiasWPts: 2x0World Pro85KGRPC2018
16274Charles McGuireWSubmissionSan Diego Open94KGSF2018
16276Alexandre RibeiroAlexandre RibeiroWPts: 2x0San Diego Open94KGF2018
16302Fellipe TrovoFellipe TrovoWPts: 11x0ACB North America95KGSF2018
16315Joseph MokuWChokeACB North AmericaABS8F2018
16319Victor SilverioVictor SilverioWPts: 2x0ACB North AmericaABS4F2018
16323Fellipe TrovoFellipe TrovoWPts: 4x0ACB North AmericaABSSF2018
16324Diego RamalhoDiego RamalhoWReferee DecisionACB North AmericaABSF2018
16325Diego RamalhoDiego RamalhoWReferee DecisionACB North AmericaABS3RD2018
16505Murilo SantanaMurilo SantanaWPts: 2x0World Champ.88KG8F2018
16509Horlando MonteiroHorlando MonteiroWReferee DecisionWorld Champ.88KG4F2018
16512Renato CardosoRenato CardosoWPts: 5x0World Champ.88KGSF2018
16759William DiasWReferee DecisionACBJJ World85KGR12018
16761Lucas FigueiredoWPts: 7x0ACBJJ World85KG4F2018
16764Philippe PomaskiPhilippe PomaskiWPts: 2x0ACBJJ World85KGSF2018
16766C. NegromonteC. NegromonteWPts: 7x0ACBJJ World85KGF2018
16780Helton JoseHelton JoseWPts: 4x0ACBJJ WorldABS4F2018
17523Anton MinenkoWPts: 7x0Grand Slam LA94KG4F2018
17524Adam WardzinskiAdam WardzinskiWReferee DecisionGrand Slam LA94KGSF2018
17739Colton VaughnWReferee DecisionWSOG 2O81KGR12018
17742Yuri SimoesYuri SimoesWReferee DecisionWSOG 2O81KG8F2018
17747Gustavo DiasGustavo DiasWReferee DecisionWSOG 2O81KG4F2018
17750Kaynan DuarteKaynan DuarteWReferee DecisionWSOG 2O81KGSF2018
17983Mike ColonWSubmissionSJJIF Worlds94KGSF2018
18828Adam WardzinskiAdam WardzinskiWPts: 3x0European Open94KGSF2019
18853Antonio PaduaWPointsEuropean OpenABSR22019
18856Leonardo LaraLeonardo LaraWPts: 2x0European OpenABS4F2019
18860Igor SchneiderIgor SchneiderWPts: 2x0European OpenABSSF2019
18861Lucas LepriLucas LepriWPts: 10x0European OpenABSF2019
19269Fellipe TrovoFellipe TrovoWPts: 24x0LA BJJ Pro94KGF2019
19510Devhonte JohnsonDevhonte JohnsonWArm in EzekielPan American88KG8F2019
19514Ruan OliveiraRuan OliveiraWPts: 8x0Pan American88KG4F2019
19517Rudson MateusRudson MateusWPts: 2x0Pan American88KGSF2019
19549Charles McGuireWArm in EzekielPan AmericanABSR22019
19558Francisco IturraldeFrancisco IturraldeWRNCPan AmericanABS4F2019
19642Horlando MonteiroHorlando MonteiroWReferee DecisionF2W 10785KGSPF2019
20530Ruan OliveiraRuan OliveiraWInjuryWorld Champ.88KGR22019
20531Matheus SpirandeliMatheus SpirandeliWPts: 2x0World Champ.88KG4F2019
20536Renato CardosoRenato CardosoWChoke from backWorld Champ.88KGSF2019
20908Abdurakhman BilarovAbdurakhman BilarovWPts: 5x0ACB World Champ.95KG4F2019
20912Renato CardosoRenato CardosoWReferee DecisionACB World Champ.95KG3RD2019
21463Marcos TinocoMarcos TinocoWPts: 14x0King Of Mats85KGRR2019
21465Tommy LangakerTommy LangakerWPts: 0x0, AdvKing Of Mats85KGRR2019
21467Diego RamalhoDiego RamalhoWBow and arrowKing Of Mats85KGRR2019
21474Max LindbladMax LindbladWChoke from backKing Of Mats85KGSF2019
21477Isaque BahienseIsaque BahienseWPts: 2x0King Of Mats85KGF2019
21597Felipe BezerraFelipe BezerraWReferee DecisionF2W 12697KGSPF2019
21844Gabriel ArgesGabriel ArgesWPointsTemplum FNABSSPF2019
21852Jackson SousaJackson SousaWPts: 16x0BJJ StarsABS4F2019
21856Leandro LoLeandro LoWPts: 0x0, AdvBJJ StarsABSSF2019
23488Jaime CanutoJaime CanutoWReferee Decision3CG Kumite88KG4F2020
23490Gabriel ArgesGabriel ArgesWPoints3CG Kumite88KGSF2020
23491Roberto JimenezRoberto JimenezWPoints3CG Kumite88KGF2020
23510Tanner RiceTanner RiceWPoints3CG Kumite IIABS4F2020
23804J. SynanWKatagatamePan AmericanABSR12020
23814Jake WatsonJake WatsonWKatagatamePan AmericanABS4F2020
23817Max GimenisMax GimenisWChoke from backPan AmericanABSSF2020
23906Brian WellsWKneebarPan American94KGR12020
23909Nisar LoynabNisar LoynabWPts: 2x0Pan American94KG4F2020
23914Yuri PaivaWArmbarPan American94KGSF2020
23915Dominique BellDominique BellWPts: 9x0Pan American94KGF2020

Gustavo Batista vs Tommy Langaker (2017)

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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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