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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.

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)
  • 1st Place IBJJF European Open (2019**)
  • 1st Place UAEJJF King Of Mats (2019)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Los Angeles Open (2018**)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF World Championship (2019)
  • 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 Grappling Record

72 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    37 (51%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    3 (4%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    19 (26%)
  • BY DECISION
    12 (17%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY EBI/OT
    1 (1%)

19 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Arm in ezekiel
21
4
#86e620
Choke
16
3
#5AD3D1
Choke from back
16
3
#d1212a
Submission
11
2
#fad11b
Bow and arrow
11
2
#f58822
Mounted X choke
11
2
#224aba
Crucifix choke
5
1
#ff9124
RNC
5
1
#bf1f6c
Footlock
5
1
19
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
10 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    4 (40%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    1 (10%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    2 (20%)
  • BY DECISION
    3 (30%)
  • 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
14242Isaque BahienseIsaque BahienseLPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam RJ85KGF2017
15989Isaque BahienseIsaque BahienseLPts: 4x2World Pro85KGSF2018
16648Fellipe AndrewFellipe AndrewLChoke from backACBJJ WorldABSSF2018
17592Mahamed AlyMahamed AlyLReferee DecisionWSOG 2O81KGF2018
17829Kaynan DuarteKaynan DuarteLPts: 2x0SJJIF NG WorldABSSF2018
19315Leandro LoLeandro LoLPts: 2x0Pan AmericanABSSF2019
20032Matheus DinizMatheus DinizLReferee DecisionF2W Pro 11185KGSPF2019
20266Felipe PenaFelipe PenaLReferee DecisionWorld Champ.88KGF2019
20628Adam WardzinskiAdam WardzinskiLPts: 2x0ACB World Champ.95KGSF2019
21496Nicholas MeregaliNicholas MeregaliLKimuraBJJ StarsABSF2019
14233Joao SantosWChokeGrand Slam RJ85KGR22017
14236Vini FernandesWBow and arrowGrand Slam RJ85KG8F2017
14237Danilo PonteWMounted X chokeGrand Slam RJ85KG4F2017
14240Luis NevesWChoke from backGrand Slam RJ85KGSF2017
14490Dante LeonDante LeonWPointsACB JJ Worlds85KGRR2017
14492Lucas RochaLucas RochaWPts: 7x0ACB JJ Worlds85KGRR2017
14868Kevin ScottWMounted X chokeLos Angeles Open94KGSF2018
14869Ashur DarmoWArm in ezekielLos Angeles Open94KGF2018
14877John CombsJohn CombsWFootlockLos Angeles OpenABS4F2018
14880Steve HargettWArm in ezekielLos Angeles OpenABSSF2018
14881Diego RamalhoDiego RamalhoWPts: 16x0Los Angeles OpenABSF2018
15146Nick GreeneWCrucifix chokeSan Francisco OpenABSR12018
15269Roberto FriasWChokePan American88KG8F2018
15273Horlando MonteiroHorlando MonteiroWPts: 0x0, AdvPan American88KG4F2018
15274Rudson MateusRudson MateusWPts: 2x0Pan American88KGSF2018
15916Patrick GaudioPatrick GaudioWPts: 2x0WP Br Qualifier85KG4F2018
15917Renato CanutoRenato CanutoWPts: 0x0WP Br Qualifier85KGSF2018
15918Claudio CalasansClaudio CalasansWPts: 2x0WP Br Qualifier85KGF2018
15984Bradley HillWPts: 3x0World Pro85KGR12018
15986William DiasWPts: 2x0World Pro85KG4F2018
15997Bradley HillWPts: 6x2World Pro85KGRPC2018
15998William DiasWPts: 2x0World Pro85KGRPC2018
16152Charles McGuireWSubmissionSan Diego Open94KGSF2018
16154Alexandre RibeiroAlexandre RibeiroWPts: 2x0San Diego Open94KGF2018
16180Fellipe TrovoFellipe TrovoWPts: 11x0ACB North America95KGSF2018
16193Joseph MokuWChokeACB North AmericaABS8F2018
16197Victor SilverioVictor SilverioWPts: 2x0ACB North AmericaABS4F2018
16201Fellipe TrovoFellipe TrovoWPts: 4x0ACB North AmericaABSSF2018
16202Diego RamalhoDiego RamalhoWReferee DecisionACB North AmericaABSF2018
16203Diego RamalhoDiego RamalhoWReferee DecisionACB North AmericaABS3RD2018
16373Murilo SantanaMurilo SantanaWPts: 2x0World Champ.88KGR12018
16384Murilo SantanaMurilo SantanaWPts: 2x0World Champ.88KG8F2018
16388Horlando MonteiroHorlando MonteiroWReferee DecisionWorld Champ.88KG4F2018
16391Renato CardosoRenato CardosoWPts: 5x0World Champ.88KGSF2018
16625William DiasWReferee DecisionACBJJ World85KGR12018
16627Lucas FigueiredoWPts: 7x0ACBJJ World85KG4F2018
16630Philippe PomaskiPhilippe PomaskiWPts: 2x0ACBJJ World85KGSF2018
16632C. NegromonteC. NegromonteWPts: 7x0ACBJJ World85KGF2018
16646Helton JoseHelton JoseWPts: 4x0ACBJJ WorldABS4F2018
17369Anton MinenkoWPts: 7x0Grand Slam LA94KG4F2018
17370Adam WardzinskiAdam WardzinskiWReferee DecisionGrand Slam LA94KGSF2018
17579Colton VaughnWReferee DecisionWSOG 2O81KGR12018
17582Yuri SimoesYuri SimoesWReferee DecisionWSOG 2O81KG8F2018
17587Gustavo DiasGustavo DiasWReferee DecisionWSOG 2O81KG4F2018
17590Kaynan DuarteKaynan DuarteWReferee DecisionWSOG 2O81KGSF2018
17814Mike ColonWSubmissionSJJIF Worlds94KGSF2018
18619Adam WardzinskiAdam WardzinskiWPts: 3x0European Open94KGSF2019
18644Antonio PaduaWPointsEuropean OpenABSR22019
18647Leonardo LaraLeonardo LaraWPts: 2x0European OpenABS4F2019
18651Igor SchneiderIgor SchneiderWPts: 2x0European OpenABSSF2019
18652Lucas LepriLucas LepriWPts: 10x0European OpenABSF2019
19041Fellipe TrovoFellipe TrovoWPts: 24x0LA BJJ Pro94KGF2019
19266Devhonte JohnsonDevhonte JohnsonWArm in ezekielPan American88KG8F2019
19270Ruan OliveiraRuan OliveiraWPts: 8x0Pan American88KG4F2019
19273Rudson MateusRudson MateusWPts: 2x0Pan American88KGSF2019
19305Charles McGuireWArm in ezekielPan AmericanABSR22019
19314Francisco IturraldeFrancisco IturraldeWRNCPan AmericanABS4F2019
19398Horlando MonteiroHorlando MonteiroWReferee DecisionF2W Pro 10785KGSPF2019
20259Ruan OliveiraRuan OliveiraWEBI/OTWorld Champ.88KGR22019
20260Matheus SpirandeliMatheus SpirandeliWPts: 2x0World Champ.88KG4F2019
20265Renato CardosoRenato CardosoWChoke from backWorld Champ.88KGSF2019
20626Abdurakhman BilarovAbdurakhman BilarovWPts: 5x0ACB World Champ.95KG4F2019
20630Renato CardosoRenato CardosoWReferee DecisionACB World Champ.95KG3RD2019
21141Marcos TinocoMarcos TinocoWPts: 14x0King Of Mats85KGRR2019
21143Tommy LangakerTommy LangakerWPts: 0x0, AdvKing Of Mats85KGRR2019
21145Diego RamalhoDiego RamalhoWBow and arrowKing Of Mats85KGRR2019
21152Max LindbladMax LindbladWChoke from backKing Of Mats85KGSF2019
21155Isaque BahienseIsaque BahienseWPts: 2x0King Of Mats85KGF2019
21256Felipe BezerraFelipe BezerraWReferee DecisionF2W Pro 12697KGSPF2019
21485Gabriel ArgesGabriel ArgesWPointsTemplum FNABSSPF2019
21491Jackson SousaJackson SousaWPts: 16x0BJJ StarsABS4F2019
21495Leandro LoLeandro LoWPts: 0x0, AdvBJJ StarsABSSF2019

Gustavo Batista vs Tommy Langaker (2017)

Submission Back Attacks Instructional by John Danaher

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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