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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

18 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    9 (50%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    0 (0%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    7 (39%)
  • BY DECISION
    2 (11%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

7 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Choke from back
71
5
#86e620
Armbar
29
2
7
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
26 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    13 (50%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    2 (8%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    10 (38%)
  • BY DECISION
    1 (4%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

10 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
Armbar
30
3
#86e620
Kneebar
20
2
#5AD3D1
RNC
20
2
#d1212a
Choke from back
10
1
#fad11b
Botinha
10
1
#f58822
Triangle
10
1
10
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Gialysson Freitas Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
17430Michael TrassoMichael TrassoLPts: 2x0No Gi Pan Am.79KGR12018
17869Jeremy JacksonJeremy JacksonLPts: 4x2Twin Cities Open76KGF2018
17874Matt LeightonMatt LeightonLPts: 4x2Twin Cities OpenABSSF2018
19506Daniel SpeirnLPts: 4x2Cincinnati Open82KGF2019
19611Piter FrankLKneebarPan American82KGR12019
19901Brian BeauryBrian BeauryLPointsWashington DCO82KGSF2019
19951Olivier Kee-SengLPointsBoston Sp. Open82KG4F2019
22517Gilson NunesGilson NunesLPointsKansas OpenABSF2019
24469Andre GoisAndre GoisLPts: 2x0No Gi Pan Am.79KGR12020
25418Jeferson GuaresiJeferson GuaresiLChoke from backOrlando Open82KG4F2021
25742Tainan DalpraTainan DalpraLKneebarCharleston Open82KGF2021
26542Frederico AlvesLPts: 0x0, AdvAtlanta Open82KGF2021
26553Andre PorfirioAndre PorfirioLBotinhaAtlanta OpenABSF2021
26572Diego RamalhoDiego RamalhoLPts: 9x4Atlanta NGOABS4F2021
26912Hunter ColvinLRNCF2W 176N/ASPF2021
27246Johnatha AlvesJohnatha AlvesLArmbarGrand Slam MIA77KGSF2021
27251Fabricio BarbarottiFabricio BarbarottiLPts: 7x5Grand Slam MIA77KGRPC2021
28146Jonathan SatavaJonathan SatavaLPts: 2x2, AdvCharlotte Open82KGSF2021
28157Sergio RiosSergio RiosLTriangleCharlotte OpenABS4F2021
28278Hugo MarquesHugo MarquesLRNCNoGi Worlds79KG8F2021
31664Carlos CastroLReferee DecisionPan American82KGR12022
35840Andy MurasakiAndy MurasakiLArmbarCharleston FO82KGF2022
35858Francisco CuneoFrancisco CuneoLPointsCharleston FNGO79KGF2022
44187Johnny TamaJohnny TamaLN/ACharleston FNGABS4F2023
45261Colton SmithLPts: 8x0PBJJF World88KGF2023
48398Sebastian RodriguezSebastian RodriguezLArmbarNYC SPO88KGSF2024
17867Kauan BarbozaKauan BarbozaWReferee DecisionTwin Cities Open76KGSF2018
18086Adam JuniorWChoke from backCharlotte Open82KGSF2018
18087James HamiltonWArmbarCharlotte Open82KGF2018
19504N/AWChoke from backCincinnati Open82KG4F2019
19505Brennan SchroederWChoke from backCincinnati Open82KGSF2019
20420Lucas HilarioWPts: 7x0Atlanta SPO82KG4F2019
20422John CombsJohn CombsWPts: 14x2Atlanta SPO82KGF2019
22515Joshua McKinneyWPointsKansas OpenABSSF2019
25741Rehan MuttalibWPointsCharleston Open82KGSF2021
26540Jonathan RobertsWChoke from backAtlanta Open82KGSF2021
26549Josh MurdockWChoke from backAtlanta OpenABS4F2021
26551Damion OrandayDamion OrandayWArmbarAtlanta OpenABSSF2021
26569Andre PorfirioAndre PorfirioWPts: 4x0Atlanta NGOABSR12021
26816Oliver TazaOliver TazaWReferee DecisionF2W 17577KGSPF2021
27242Frederico AlvesWPts: 9x1Grand Slam MIA77KG4F2021
28267Todd WallingWPts: 10x0NoGi Worlds79KGR22021
35838Clay MayfieldWPointsCharleston FO82KGSF2022
35856Clay MayfieldWPointsCharleston FNGO79KGSF2022
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