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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*** / 2021***)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Pans Championship (2018 / 2020 / 2021)
  • 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* / 2021*)
  • 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.

Photo by Ken Sawada
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Instructional by Gustavo Batista

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Gustavo Batista Grappling Record

96 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    43 (45%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    4 (4%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    31 (32%)
  • BY DECISION
    17 (18%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

31 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Choke from back
16
5
#86e620
Choke
13
4
#5AD3D1
Arm in Ezekiel
13
4
#d1212a
Katagatame
10
3
#fad11b
Armbar
10
3
#f58822
Mounted X choke
10
3
#224aba
Kneebar
6
2
#ff9124
Bow and arrow
6
2
#bf1f6c
Submission
6
2
#22c9a5
Footlock
3
1
#fad223
Crucifix choke
3
1
#03861f
RNC
3
1
31
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
18 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    7 (39%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    4 (22%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    2 (11%)
  • BY DECISION
    5 (28%)
  • 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
14365Isaque BahienseIsaque BahienseLPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam RJ85KGF2017
16165Isaque BahienseIsaque BahienseLPts: 4x2World Pro85KGSF2018
16842Fellipe AndrewFellipe AndrewLChoke from backACBJJ WorldABSSF2018
17820Mahamed AlyMahamed AlyLReferee DecisionWSOG 2O81KGF2018
18072Kaynan DuarteKaynan DuarteLPts: 2x0SJJIF NG WorldABSSF2018
19675Leandro LoLeandro LoLPts: 2x0Pan AmericanABSSF2019
20418Matheus DinizMatheus DinizLReferee DecisionF2W 11185KGSPF2019
20666Felipe PenaFelipe PenaLReferee DecisionWorld Champ.88KGF2019
21043Adam WardzinskiAdam WardzinskiLPts: 2x0ACB World Champ.95KGSF2019
22012Nicholas MeregaliNicholas MeregaliLKimuraBJJ StarsABSF2019
23754Fellipe AndrewFellipe AndrewLReferee Decision3CG Kumite IIABSSF2020
24080Fellipe AndrewFellipe AndrewLPts: 0x0, AdvPan AmericanABSF2020
24385Isaque BahienseIsaque BahienseLPts: 2x2, AdvBJJ Stars 486KG4F2020
26579Pedro RochaPedro RochaLReferee Decision3CG MW GP85KG4F2021
27486Fellipe AndrewFellipe AndrewLPts: 19x8Pan AmericanABSF2021
29053Victor HugoVictor HugoLPts: 0x0, AdvIBJJF GPO94KGSF2021
32869Isaque BahienseIsaque BahienseLPts: 3x0World Champ.88KGSF2022
32937Erich MunisErich MunisLPts: 2x0World Champ.ABSSF2022
14356Joao SantosWChokeGrand Slam RJ85KGR22017
14359Vini FernandesWBow and arrowGrand Slam RJ85KG8F2017
14360Danilo PonteWMounted X chokeGrand Slam RJ85KG4F2017
14363Luis NevesWChoke from backGrand Slam RJ85KGSF2017
14617Dante LeonDante LeonWPointsACB JJ Worlds85KGRR2017
14619Lucas RochaLucas RochaWPts: 7x0ACB JJ Worlds85KGRR2017
15023Kevin ScottWMounted X chokeLA Open94KGSF2018
15024Ashur DarmoWArm in EzekielLA Open94KGF2018
15032John CombsJohn CombsWFootlockLA OpenABS4F2018
15035Steve HargettWArm in EzekielLA OpenABSSF2018
15036Diego RamalhoDiego RamalhoWPts: 16x0LA OpenABSF2018
15300Nick GreeneWCrucifix chokeSan Francisco OpenABSR12018
15423Roberto FriasWChokePan American88KG8F2018
15427Horlando MonteiroHorlando MonteiroWPts: 0x0, AdvPan American88KG4F2018
15428Rudson MateusRudson MateusWPts: 2x0Pan American88KGSF2018
16084Patrick GaudioPatrick GaudioWPts: 2x0WP Br Qualifier85KG4F2018
16085Renato CanutoRenato CanutoWReferee DecisionWP Br Qualifier85KGSF2018
16086Claudio CalasansClaudio CalasansWPts: 2x0WP Br Qualifier85KGF2018
16160Bradley HillWPts: 3x0World Pro85KGR12018
16162William DiasWPts: 2x0World Pro85KG4F2018
16173Bradley HillWPts: 6x2World Pro85KGRPC2018
16174William DiasWPts: 2x0World Pro85KGRPC2018
16334Charles McGuireWSubmissionSan Diego Open94KGSF2018
16336Alexandre RibeiroAlexandre RibeiroWPts: 2x0San Diego Open94KGF2018
16362Fellipe TrovoFellipe TrovoWPts: 11x0ACB North America95KGSF2018
16375Joseph MokuWChokeACB North AmericaABS8F2018
16379Victor SilverioVictor SilverioWPts: 2x0ACB North AmericaABS4F2018
16383Fellipe TrovoFellipe TrovoWPts: 4x0ACB North AmericaABSSF2018
16384Diego RamalhoDiego RamalhoWReferee DecisionACB North AmericaABSF2018
16385Diego RamalhoDiego RamalhoWReferee DecisionACB North AmericaABS3RD2018
16565Murilo SantanaMurilo SantanaWPts: 2x0World Champ.88KG8F2018
16569Horlando MonteiroHorlando MonteiroWReferee DecisionWorld Champ.88KG4F2018
16572Renato CardosoRenato CardosoWPts: 5x0World Champ.88KGSF2018
16819William DiasWReferee DecisionACBJJ World85KGR12018
16821Lucas FigueiredoWPts: 7x0ACBJJ World85KG4F2018
16824Philippe PomaskiPhilippe PomaskiWPts: 2x0ACBJJ World85KGSF2018
16826C. NegromonteC. NegromonteWPts: 7x0ACBJJ World85KGF2018
16840Helton JoseHelton JoseWPts: 4x0ACBJJ WorldABS4F2018
17591Anton MinenkoWPts: 7x0Grand Slam LA94KG4F2018
17592Adam WardzinskiAdam WardzinskiWReferee DecisionGrand Slam LA94KGSF2018
17807Colton VaughnWReferee DecisionWSOG 2O81KGR12018
17810Yuri SimoesYuri SimoesWReferee DecisionWSOG 2O81KG8F2018
17815Gustavo DiasGustavo DiasWReferee DecisionWSOG 2O81KG4F2018
17818Kaynan DuarteKaynan DuarteWReferee DecisionWSOG 2O81KGSF2018
18057Mike ColonWSubmissionSJJIF Worlds94KGSF2018
18919Adam WardzinskiAdam WardzinskiWPts: 3x0European Open94KGSF2019
18944Antonio PaduaWPointsEuropean OpenABSR22019
18947Leonardo LaraLeonardo LaraWPts: 2x0European OpenABS4F2019
18951Igor SchneiderIgor SchneiderWPts: 2x0European OpenABSSF2019
18952Lucas LepriLucas LepriWPts: 10x0European OpenABSF2019
19376Fellipe TrovoFellipe TrovoWPts: 24x0LA BJJ Pro94KGF2019
19626Devhonte JohnsonDevhonte JohnsonWArm in EzekielPan American88KG8F2019
19630Ruan OliveiraRuan OliveiraWPts: 8x0Pan American88KG4F2019
19633Rudson MateusRudson MateusWPts: 2x0Pan American88KGSF2019
19665Charles McGuireWArm in EzekielPan AmericanABSR22019
19674Francisco IturraldeFrancisco IturraldeWRNCPan AmericanABS4F2019
19760Horlando MonteiroHorlando MonteiroWReferee DecisionF2W 10785KGSPF2019
20659Ruan OliveiraRuan OliveiraWInjuryWorld Champ.88KGR22019
20660Matheus SpirandeliMatheus SpirandeliWPts: 2x0World Champ.88KG4F2019
20665Renato CardosoRenato CardosoWChoke from backWorld Champ.88KGSF2019
21041Abdurakhman BilarovAbdurakhman BilarovWPts: 5x0ACB World Champ.95KG4F2019
21045Renato CardosoRenato CardosoWReferee DecisionACB World Champ.95KG3RD2019
21612Marcos TinocoMarcos TinocoWPts: 14x0King Of Mats85KGRR2019
21614Tommy LangakerTommy LangakerWPts: 0x0, AdvKing Of Mats85KGRR2019
21616Diego RamalhoDiego RamalhoWBow and arrowKing Of Mats85KGRR2019
21623Max LindbladMax LindbladWChoke from backKing Of Mats85KGSF2019
21626Isaque BahienseIsaque BahienseWPts: 2x0King Of Mats85KGF2019
21750Felipe BezerraFelipe BezerraWReferee DecisionF2W 12697KGSPF2019
21998Gabriel ArgesGabriel ArgesWPointsTemplum FNABSSPF2019
22007Jackson SousaJackson SousaWPts: 16x0BJJ StarsABS4F2019
22011Leandro LoLeandro LoWPts: 0x0, AdvBJJ StarsABSSF2019
23726Jaime CanutoJaime CanutoWReferee Decision3CG Kumite88KG4F2020
23728Gabriel ArgesGabriel ArgesWPoints3CG Kumite88KGSF2020
23729Roberto JimenezRoberto JimenezWPoints3CG Kumite88KGF2020
23750Tanner RiceTanner RiceWPoints3CG Kumite IIABS4F2020
24066J. SynanWKatagatamePan AmericanABSR12020
24076Jake WatsonJake WatsonWKatagatamePan AmericanABS4F2020
24079Max GimenisMax GimenisWChoke from backPan AmericanABSSF2020
24168Brian WellsWKneebarPan American94KGR12020
24171Nisar LoynabNisar LoynabWPts: 2x0Pan American94KG4F2020
24176Yuri PaivaWArmbarPan American94KGSF2020
24177Dominique BellDominique BellWPts: 9x0Pan American94KGF2020
26872Tex JohnsonTex JohnsonWReferee DecisionF2W 176N/ASPF2021
27476James QuinlanWArmbarPan AmericanABS8F2021
27482Andre PorfirioAndre PorfirioWChokePan AmericanABS4F2021
27484Guilherme AugustoGuilherme AugustoWKatagatamePan AmericanABSSF2021
27584Xavier SilvaWKneebarPan American94KG4F2021
27586Chris PassarrelloWMounted X chokePan American94KGSF2021
27588Adam WardzinskiAdam WardzinskiWPts: 0x0, AdvPan American94KGF2021
29501Jake WatsonJake WatsonWChoke from backWorld Champ.88KG8F2021
29504Ruan OliveiraRuan OliveiraWArmbarWorld Champ.88KG4F2021
29508Leandro LoLeandro LoWReferee DecisionWorld Champ.88KGSF2021
32860Jansen GomesJansen GomesWPts: 2x0World Champ.88KG8F2022
32868Enderson DiasEnderson DiasWPts: 4x2World Champ.88KG4F2022
32930Pedro MarinhoPedro MarinhoWPts: 17x0World Champ.ABS8F2022
32935Victor HugoVictor HugoWReferee DecisionWorld Champ.ABS4F2022

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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