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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.

Photo by Ken Sawada
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Gustavo Batista Grappling Record

44 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    22 (50%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    1 (2%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    12 (27%)
  • BY DECISION
    9 (20%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

12 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Choke
25
3
#86e620
Mounted X choke
17
2
#5AD3D1
Arm in ezekiel
17
2
#d1212a
Bow and arrow
8
1
#fad11b
Choke from back
8
1
#f58822
Footlock
8
1
#224aba
Crussifix choke
8
1
#ff9124
Submission
8
1
12
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
4 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    1 (25%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    1 (25%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    1 (25%)
  • BY DECISION
    1 (25%)
  • 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
13969Isaque BahienseIsaque BahienseLPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam RJ85KGF2017
15551Isaque BahienseIsaque BahienseLPts: 4x2World Pro85KGSF2018
16183Fellipe AndrewFellipe AndrewLChoke from backACBJJ WorldABSSF2018
17024Mahamed AlyMahamed AlyLReferee DecisionWSOG 2O81KGF2018
13960Joao SantosWChokeGrand Slam RJ85KGR22017
13963Vini FernandesWBow and arrowGrand Slam RJ85KG8F2017
13964Danilo PonteWMounted X chokeGrand Slam RJ85KG4F2017
13967Luis NevesWChoke from backGrand Slam RJ85KGSF2017
14187Dante LeonDante LeonWPointsACB JJ Worlds85KGRR2017
14189Lucas RochaLucas RochaWPts: 7x0ACB JJ Worlds85KGRR2017
14519Kevin ScottWMounted X chokeLos Angeles Open94KGSF2018
14520Ashur DarmoWArm in ezekielLos Angeles Open94KGF2018
14528John CombsJohn CombsWFootlockLos Angeles OpenABS4F2018
14531Steve HargettWArm in ezekielLos Angeles OpenABSSF2018
14532Diego RamalhoDiego RamalhoWPts: 16x0Los Angeles OpenABSF2018
14779Nick GreeneWCrussifix chokeSan Francisco OpenABSR12018
14900Roberto FriasWChokePan American88KG8F2018
14904Horlando MonteiroHorlando MonteiroWPts: 0x0, AdvPan American88KG4F2018
14905Rudson MateusRudson MateusWPts: 2x0Pan American88KGSF2018
15479Patrick GaudioPatrick GaudioWPts: 2x0WP Br Qualifier85KG4F2018
15480Renato CanutoRenato CanutoWPts: 0x0WP Br Qualifier85KGSF2018
15481Claudio CalasansClaudio CalasansWPts: 2x0WP Br Qualifier85KGF2018
15546Bradley HillWPts: 3x0World Pro85KGR12018
15548William DiasWPts: 2x0World Pro85KG4F2018
15559Bradley HillWPts: 6x2World Pro85KGRPC2018
15560William DiasWPts: 2x0World Pro85KGRPC2018
15709Charles McGuireWSubmissionSan Diego Open94KGSF2018
15711Alexandre RibeiroAlexandre RibeiroWPts: 2x0San Diego Open94KGF2018
15737Fellipe TrovoFellipe TrovoWPts: 11x0ACB North America95KGSF2018
15750Joseph MokuWChokeACB North AmericaABS8F2018
15754Victor SilverioVictor SilverioWPts: 2x0ACB North AmericaABS4F2018
15758Fellipe TrovoFellipe TrovoWPts: 4x0ACB North AmericaABSSF2018
15759Diego RamalhoDiego RamalhoWReferee DecisionACB North AmericaABSF2018
15760Diego RamalhoDiego RamalhoWReferee DecisionACB North AmericaABS3RD2018
15939Murilo SantanaMurilo SantanaWPts: 2x0World Champ.88KG8F2018
15943Horlando MonteiroHorlando MonteiroWReferee DecisionWorld Champ.88KG4F2018
15946Renato CardosoRenato CardosoWPts: 5x0World Champ.88KGSF2018
16160William DiasWReferee DecisionACBJJ World85KGR12018
16162Lucas FigueiredoWPts: 7x0ACBJJ World85KG4F2018
16165Philippe PomaskiWPts: 2x0ACBJJ World85KGSF2018
16167C. NegromonteC. NegromonteWPts: 7x0ACBJJ World85KGF2018
16181Helton JoseHelton JoseWPts: 4x0ACBJJ WorldABS4F2018
16821Anton MinenkoWPts: 7x0Grand Slam LA94KG4F2018
16822Adam WardzinskiAdam WardzinskiWReferee DecisionGrand Slam LA94KGSF2018
17011Colton VaughnWReferee DecisionWSOG 2O81KGR12018
17014Yuri SimoesYuri SimoesWReferee DecisionWSOG 2O81KG8F2018
17019Gustavo EliasGustavo EliasWReferee DecisionWSOG 2O81KG4F2018
17022Kaynan DuarteKaynan DuarteWReferee DecisionWSOG 2O81KGSF2018

Gustavo Batista vs Tommy Langaker (2017)

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