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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. Braguinha is a Portuguese term for Little-Braga.

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*** / 2021*** / 2024)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Pans Championship (2018 / 2020 / 2021 / 2023)
  • 1st Place IBJJF European Open (2019**)
  • 1st Place CBJJ Brazilian Nationals (2023)
  • 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* / 2021*)
  • 2nd PlaceUAEJJF Grand Slam, RJ  (2017)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF World Championship (2023)

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.

Photo by Ken Sawada

Instructional by Gustavo Batista

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Gustavo Batista Grappling Record

117 WINS
    47 (40%)
    6 (5%)
    44 (38%)
    18 (15%)
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    1 (1%)


Choke from back
Arm in Ezekiel
Mounted X choke
Bow and arrow
Crucifix choke
Smother tap
Straight ankle lock
    10 (43%)
    4 (17%)
    2 (9%)
    7 (30%)
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)


Choke from back

Gustavo Batista Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
14366Isaque BahienseIsaque BahienseLPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam RJ85KGF2017
16166Isaque BahienseIsaque BahienseLPts: 4x2World Pro85KGSF2018
16848Fellipe AndrewFellipe AndrewLChoke from backACBJJ WorldABSSF2018
17833Mahamed AlyMahamed AlyLReferee DecisionWSOG 2O81KGF2018
18088Kaynan DuarteKaynan DuarteLPts: 2x0SJJIF NG WorldABSSF2018
19694Leandro LoLeandro LoLPts: 2x0Pan AmericanABSSF2019
20438Matheus DinizMatheus DinizLReferee DecisionF2W 11185KGSPF2019
20686Felipe PenaFelipe PenaLReferee DecisionWorld Champ.88KGF2019
21063Adam WardzinskiAdam WardzinskiLPts: 2x0ACB World Champ.95KGSF2019
22037Nicholas MeregaliNicholas MeregaliLKimuraBJJ StarsABSF2019
23793Fellipe AndrewFellipe AndrewLReferee Decision3CG Kumite IIABSSF2020
24123Fellipe AndrewFellipe AndrewLPts: 0x0, AdvPan AmericanABSF2020
24429Isaque BahienseIsaque BahienseLPts: 2x2, AdvBJJ Stars 486KG4F2020
26630Pedro RochaPedro RochaLReferee Decision3CG MW GP85KG4F2021
27537Fellipe AndrewFellipe AndrewLPts: 19x8Pan AmericanABSF2021
29108Victor HugoVictor HugoLPts: 0x0, AdvIBJJF GPO94KGSF2021
32995Isaque BahienseIsaque BahienseLPts: 3x0World Champ.88KGSF2022
33063Erich MunisErich MunisLPts: 2x0World Champ.ABSSF2022
42682Jansen GomesJansen GomesLPts: 2x0BJJ Stars88KGSPF2023
44051Isaque BahienseIsaque BahienseLReferee DecisionADXC184KGSPF2023
45683Fellipe AndrewFellipe AndrewLPts: 11x0The Crown94KGF2023
47685Romualdo AndradeLReferee DecisionADCC BRA288KGR22024
49054Uanderson FerreiraUanderson FerreiraLPts: 2x0BJJ Stars 1288KGSF2024
14357Joao SantosWChokeGrand Slam RJ85KGR22017
14360Vini FernandesWBow and arrowGrand Slam RJ85KG8F2017
14361Danilo PonteWMounted X chokeGrand Slam RJ85KG4F2017
14364Luis NevesWChoke from backGrand Slam RJ85KGSF2017
14618Dante LeonDante LeonWPointsACB JJ Worlds85KGRR2017
14620Lucas RochaLucas RochaWPts: 7x0ACB JJ Worlds85KGRR2017
15024Kevin ScottWMounted X chokeLA Open94KGSF2018
15025Ashur DarmoWArm in EzekielLA Open94KGF2018
15033John CombsJohn CombsWFootlockLA OpenABS4F2018
15036Steve HargettWArm in EzekielLA OpenABSSF2018
15037Diego RamalhoDiego RamalhoWPts: 16x0LA OpenABSF2018
15301Nick GreeneWCrucifix chokeSan Francisco OpenABSR12018
15424Roberto FriasWChokePan American88KG8F2018
15428Horlando MonteiroHorlando MonteiroWPts: 0x0, AdvPan American88KG4F2018
15429Rudson MateusRudson MateusWPts: 2x0Pan American88KGSF2018
16085Patrick GaudioPatrick GaudioWPts: 2x0WP Br Qualifier85KG4F2018
16086Renato CanutoRenato CanutoWReferee DecisionWP Br Qualifier85KGSF2018
16087Claudio CalasansClaudio CalasansWPts: 2x0WP Br Qualifier85KGF2018
16161Bradley HillWPts: 3x0World Pro85KGR12018
16163William DiasWPts: 2x0World Pro85KG4F2018
16174Bradley HillWPts: 6x2World Pro85KGRPC2018
16175William DiasWPts: 2x0World Pro85KGRPC2018
16335Charles McGuireWSubmissionSan Diego Open94KGSF2018
16337Alexandre RibeiroAlexandre RibeiroWPts: 2x0San Diego Open94KGF2018
16363Fellipe TrovoFellipe TrovoWPts: 11x0ACB North America95KGSF2018
16376Joseph MokuWChokeACB North AmericaABS8F2018
16380Victor SilverioVictor SilverioWPts: 2x0ACB North AmericaABS4F2018
16384Fellipe TrovoFellipe TrovoWPts: 4x0ACB North AmericaABSSF2018
16385Diego RamalhoDiego RamalhoWReferee DecisionACB North AmericaABSF2018
16386Diego RamalhoDiego RamalhoWReferee DecisionACB North AmericaABS3RD2018
16566Murilo SantanaMurilo SantanaWPts: 2x0World Champ.88KG8F2018
16570Horlando MonteiroHorlando MonteiroWReferee DecisionWorld Champ.88KG4F2018
16573Renato CardosoRenato CardosoWPts: 5x0World Champ.88KGSF2018
16825William DiasWReferee DecisionACBJJ World85KGR12018
16827Lucas FigueiredoWPts: 7x0ACBJJ World85KG4F2018
16830Philippe PomaskiPhilippe PomaskiWPts: 2x0ACBJJ World85KGSF2018
16832C. NegromonteC. NegromonteWPts: 7x0ACBJJ World85KGF2018
16846Helton JoseHelton JoseWPts: 4x0ACBJJ WorldABS4F2018
17597Anton MinenkoWPts: 7x0Grand Slam LA94KG4F2018
17598Adam WardzinskiAdam WardzinskiWReferee DecisionGrand Slam LA94KGSF2018
17820Colton VaughnWReferee DecisionWSOG 2O81KGR12018
17823Yuri SimoesYuri SimoesWReferee DecisionWSOG 2O81KG8F2018
17828Gustavo DiasGustavo DiasWReferee DecisionWSOG 2O81KG4F2018
17831Kaynan DuarteKaynan DuarteWReferee DecisionWSOG 2O81KGSF2018
18073Mike ColonWSubmissionSJJIF Worlds94KGSF2018
18935Adam WardzinskiAdam WardzinskiWPts: 3x0European Open94KGSF2019
18960Antonio PaduaWPointsEuropean OpenABSR22019
18963Leonardo LaraLeonardo LaraWPts: 2x0European OpenABS4F2019
18967Igor SchneiderIgor SchneiderWPts: 2x0European OpenABSSF2019
18968Lucas LepriLucas LepriWPts: 10x0European OpenABSF2019
19395Fellipe TrovoFellipe TrovoWPts: 24x0LA BJJ Pro94KGF2019
19645Devhonte JohnsonDevhonte JohnsonWArm in EzekielPan American88KG8F2019
19649Ruan OliveiraRuan OliveiraWPts: 8x0Pan American88KG4F2019
19652Rudson MateusRudson MateusWPts: 2x0Pan American88KGSF2019
19684Charles McGuireWArm in EzekielPan AmericanABSR22019
19693Francisco IturraldeFrancisco IturraldeWRNCPan AmericanABS4F2019
19779Horlando MonteiroHorlando MonteiroWReferee DecisionF2W 10785KGSPF2019
20679Ruan OliveiraRuan OliveiraWInjuryWorld Champ.88KGR22019
20680Matheus SpirandeliMatheus SpirandeliWPts: 2x0World Champ.88KG4F2019
20685Renato CardosoRenato CardosoWChoke from backWorld Champ.88KGSF2019
21061Abdurakhman BilarovAbdurakhman BilarovWPts: 5x0ACB World Champ.95KG4F2019
21065Renato CardosoRenato CardosoWReferee DecisionACB World Champ.95KG3RD2019
21635Marcos TinocoMarcos TinocoWPts: 14x0King Of Mats85KGRR2019
21637Tommy LangakerTommy LangakerWPts: 0x0, AdvKing Of Mats85KGRR2019
21639Diego RamalhoDiego RamalhoWBow and arrowKing Of Mats85KGRR2019
21646Max LindbladMax LindbladWChoke from backKing Of Mats85KGSF2019
21649Isaque BahienseIsaque BahienseWPts: 2x0King Of Mats85KGF2019
21774Felipe BezerraFelipe BezerraWReferee DecisionF2W 12697KGSPF2019
22023Gabriel ArgesGabriel ArgesWPointsTemplum FNABSSPF2019
22032Jackson SousaJackson SousaWPts: 16x0BJJ StarsABS4F2019
22036Leandro LoLeandro LoWPts: 0x0, AdvBJJ StarsABSSF2019
23765Jaime CanutoJaime CanutoWReferee Decision3CG Kumite88KG4F2020
23767Gabriel ArgesGabriel ArgesWPoints3CG Kumite88KGSF2020
23768Roberto JimenezRoberto JimenezWPoints3CG Kumite88KGF2020
23789Tanner RiceTanner RiceWPoints3CG Kumite IIABS4F2020
24109J. SynanWKatagatamePan AmericanABSR12020
24119Jake WatsonJake WatsonWKatagatamePan AmericanABS4F2020
24122Max GimenisMax GimenisWChoke from backPan AmericanABSSF2020
24211Brian WellsWKneebarPan American94KGR12020
24214Nisar LoynabNisar LoynabWPts: 2x0Pan American94KG4F2020
24219Yuri PaivaWArmbarPan American94KGSF2020
24220Dominique BellDominique BellWPts: 9x0Pan American94KGF2020
26923Tex JohnsonTex JohnsonWReferee DecisionF2W 176N/ASPF2021
27527James QuinlanWArmbarPan AmericanABS8F2021
27533Andre PorfirioAndre PorfirioWChokePan AmericanABS4F2021
27535Guilherme AugustoGuilherme AugustoWKatagatamePan AmericanABSSF2021
27635Xavier SilvaWKneebarPan American94KG4F2021
27637Chris PassarrelloWMounted X chokePan American94KGSF2021
27639Adam WardzinskiAdam WardzinskiWPts: 0x0, AdvPan American94KGF2021
29559Jake WatsonJake WatsonWChoke from backWorld Champ.88KG8F2021
29562Ruan OliveiraRuan OliveiraWArmbarWorld Champ.88KG4F2021
29566Leandro LoLeandro LoWReferee DecisionWorld Champ.88KGSF2021
32986Jansen GomesJansen GomesWPts: 2x0World Champ.88KG8F2022
32994Enderson DiasEnderson DiasWPts: 4x2World Champ.88KG4F2022
33056Pedro MarinhoPedro MarinhoWPts: 17x0World Champ.ABS8F2022
33061Victor HugoVictor HugoWReferee DecisionWorld Champ.ABS4F2022
38545Angelo ClaiborneAngelo ClaiborneWChoke from backPan American88KG8F2023
38551Lucas GualbertoLucas GualbertoWKneebarPan American88KG4F2023
38552Francisco LoFrancisco LoWKatagatamePan American88KGSF2023
38554Jansen GomesJansen GomesWPts: 2x2, AdvPan American88KGF2023
39650Gabriel CostaGabriel CostaWChoke from backBrasileiro88KG4F2023
39653Leon BritoLeon BritoWArm in EzekielBrasileiro88KGSF2023
39654Matheus SpirandeliMatheus SpirandeliWBow and arrowBrasileiro88KGF2023
40454Mateus RodriguesMateus RodriguesWPts: 2x0World Champ.88KG8F2023
40458Rafael PaganiniRafael PaganiniWMounted X chokeWorld Champ.88KG4F2023
40462Sebastian RodriguezSebastian RodriguezWPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Champ.88KGSF2023
40463Andy MurasakiAndy MurasakiWPts: 4x2World Champ.88KGF2023
45682Uanderson FerreiraUanderson FerreiraWPts: 5x0The Crown94KGSF2023
47330Bernardo PassosWPts: 3x0ADCC BRA 188KGR12024
47340Gabe CostaWReferee DecisionADCC BRA 188KGR22024
47677Fabricio BarrosWSmother tapADCC BRA288KGR12024
49050Gabriel BrodGabriel BrodWKatagatameBJJ Stars 1288KG4F2024
50298Eduardo RoqueEduardo RoqueWDQWorld Champ.88KGR12024
50313Nolan StuartNolan StuartWKatagatameWorld Champ.88KG8F2024
50322Rafael AnjosRafael AnjosWArmbarWorld Champ.88KG4F2024
50325Isaque BahienseIsaque BahienseWKneebarWorld Champ.88KGSF2024
50327Jansen GomesJansen GomesWStraight ankle lockWorld Champ.88KGF2024

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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