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Gyalisson Freitas, commonly known as “Hiago”, is a jiu-jitsu black belt under Jose Luis Varella, Marcio Tubarão, and Julio Cesar Pereira who represents GF Team in the sport’s international circuit. Although successful during his colored belt career, Freitas gained notoriety at the pro-level through high-profile wins over big names of the sport such as Oliver Taza, John Combs, Damion Oranday, André Porfirio, to name a few.

Gyalisson Freitas Jiu-Jitsu

Full Name: Gialysson Adão Silva Freitas

Nickname: Gialysson has been referenced as “Hiago” since the early days of his infancy, a nickname that dates back to the time he was born. His parents loved the name but decided to change it to Gialysson at the last minute when registering their baby. Still besotted with the name they continued naming their son as Hiago in their private day-to-day living.

Lineage: Luis França > Oswaldo Fadda > Monir Salomão > Júlio César (> Jose Luis Varella & Marcio Tubarão) > Gialysson Freitas

Main Achievements:

  • 1st Place IBJJF Atlanta Spring Open (2019)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Charlotte Open (2018)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF Atlanta Open (2021**)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF Charleston Open (2021)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF Twin Cities Open (2018)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF Cincinnati Open (2019)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF Kansas Open (2019*)

Main Achievements (Colored Belts):

  • 1st Place IBJJF Rio Fall Open (2017 brown)
  • 3rd Place CBJJ Brazilian Nationals (2013 purple, 2016 brown)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF Rio Fall Open (2015 purple)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF Rio Open (2014 purple)

* Absolute
** Weight and Absolute

Favorite Position/Technique: Well-Rounded

Weight Division: Peso Médio (82,30 kg / 181.5 lbs)

Team/Association: GF Team

Gialysson Freitas Biography

Gialysson Freitas was born on August 14, 1992, in the Brazilian state of Piaui, but moved to the well-known Vila Isabel borough of Rio de Janeiro at the age of 7, where he spent his formative years.

Growing up, Freitas was not particularly sporty, doing regular physical activities, neither of them competitively. This changed at the age of 17 when one of his good friends started training jiu-jitsu. Through his friend, Gialysson became interested in grappling and decided to try a class, with his first-class taking place on July 20, 2009, at the Jose Luis Varella & Marcio Tubarão academy, a classroom affiliated with the GF Team.

When one of Freitas’ greatest supporters, coach Luis Varella, moved to the United States, it didn’t take long for Gialysson to follow suit. After making the appropriate logistic arrangements, the young GFT athlete moved to the USA. It was while living in the Northern Emisphere that “Hiago” earned the black belt rank, on July 2018, in a ceremony led by the team’s head coach, Júlio César Pereira.

During October 2020, Gialysson Freitas opened his own gym, the Arte Suave Jiu-Jitsu Academy in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Gialysson Freitas Grappling Record

26 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    12 (46%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    1 (4%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    10 (38%)
  • BY DECISION
    2 (8%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    1 (4%)

10 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Choke from back
80
8
#86e620
Armbar
20
2
10
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
31 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    15 (48%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    3 (10%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    12 (39%)
  • BY DECISION
    1 (3%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

12 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
Choke from back
25
3
#86e620
Armbar
25
3
#5AD3D1
Kneebar
17
2
#d1212a
RNC
17
2
#fad11b
Botinha
8
1
#f58822
Triangle
8
1
12
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Gialysson Freitas Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
17430Michael TrassoMichael TrassoLPts: 2x0No Gi Pan Am.79KGR12018
17876Jeremy JacksonJeremy JacksonLPts: 4x2Twin Cities Open76KGF2018
17881Matt LeightonMatt LeightonLPts: 4x2Twin Cities OpenABSSF2018
19513Daniel SpeirnLPts: 4x2Cincinnati Open82KGF2019
19618Piter FrankLKneebarPan American82KGR12019
19908Brian BeauryBrian BeauryLPointsWashington DCO82KGSF2019
19958Olivier Kee-SengLPointsBoston Sp. Open82KG4F2019
22527Gilson NunesGilson NunesLPointsKansas OpenABSF2019
24482Andre GoisAndre GoisLPts: 2x0No Gi Pan Am.79KGR12020
25431Jeferson GuaresiJeferson GuaresiLChoke from backOrlando Open82KG4F2021
25755Tainan DalpraTainan DalpraLKneebarCharleston Open82KGF2021
26555Frederico AlvesLPts: 0x0, AdvAtlanta Open82KGF2021
26566Andre PorfirioAndre PorfirioLBotinhaAtlanta OpenABSF2021
26585Diego RamalhoDiego RamalhoLPts: 9x4Atlanta NGOABS4F2021
26925Hunter ColvinLRNCF2W 176N/ASPF2021
27259Johnatha AlvesJohnatha AlvesLArmbarGrand Slam MIA77KGSF2021
27264Fabricio BarbarottiFabricio BarbarottiLPts: 7x5Grand Slam MIA77KGRPC2021
28159Jonathan SatavaJonathan SatavaLPts: 2x2, AdvCharlotte Open82KGSF2021
28170Sergio RiosSergio RiosLTriangleCharlotte OpenABS4F2021
28291Hugo MarquesHugo MarquesLRNCNoGi Worlds79KG8F2021
31679Carlos CastroLReferee DecisionPan American82KGR12022
35878Andy MurasakiAndy MurasakiLArmbarCharleston FO82KGF2022
35896Francisco CuneoFrancisco CuneoLPointsCharleston FNGO79KGF2022
44241Johnny TamaJohnny TamaLN/ACharleston FNGABS4F2023
45315Colton SmithLPts: 8x0PBJJF World88KGF2023
48462Sebastian RodriguezSebastian RodriguezLArmbarNYC SPO88KGSF2024
48682Clay MayfieldLChoke from backNashville Open88KGF2024
49337Max WesleiLPts: 2x0Chicago SPO88KGRR2024
49344Eduardo AvelarEduardo AvelarLPts: 4x2Chicago SPOABS4F2024
49920Adam WardzinskiAdam WardzinskiLChoke from backDenver OpenABSSF2024
50290Yan LucasYan LucasLPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Champ.82KG8F2024
17874Kauan BarbozaKauan BarbozaWReferee DecisionTwin Cities Open76KGSF2018
18093Adam JuniorWChoke from backCharlotte Open82KGSF2018
18094James HamiltonWArmbarCharlotte Open82KGF2018
19511N/AWChoke from backCincinnati Open82KG4F2019
19512Brennan SchroederWChoke from backCincinnati Open82KGSF2019
20427Lucas HilarioWPts: 7x0Atlanta SPO82KG4F2019
20429John CombsJohn CombsWPts: 14x2Atlanta SPO82KGF2019
22525Joshua McKinneyWPointsKansas OpenABSSF2019
25754Rehan MuttalibWPointsCharleston Open82KGSF2021
26553Jonathan RobertsWChoke from backAtlanta Open82KGSF2021
26562Josh MurdockWChoke from backAtlanta OpenABS4F2021
26564Damion OrandayDamion OrandayWArmbarAtlanta OpenABSSF2021
26582Andre PorfirioAndre PorfirioWPts: 4x0Atlanta NGOABSR12021
26829Oliver TazaOliver TazaWReferee DecisionF2W 17577KGSPF2021
27255Frederico AlvesWPts: 9x1Grand Slam MIA77KG4F2021
28280Todd WallingWPts: 10x0NoGi Worlds79KGR22021
35876Clay MayfieldWPointsCharleston FO82KGSF2022
35894Clay MayfieldWPointsCharleston FNGO79KGSF2022
49336Charles GrisafiWN/AChicago SPO88KGRR2024
49343Rohan PatelWChoke from backChicago SPOABSR12024
49907Jared HaymonWDQDenver Open88KGSF2024
49908Charlie GilpinWChoke from backDenver Open88KGF2024
49917Jefferson NascimentoWChoke from backDenver OpenABS4F2024
50282Raul BasilioRaul BasilioWPts: 2x2, AdvWorld Champ.82KGR12024
50860Dante MuschampWN/ACharlotte SMO88KGSF2024
50861Max LiWN/ACharlotte SMO88KGF2024
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