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Ian Mcpherson (Alliance)

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Ian Mcpherson

Ian Mcpherson is a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu black belt under Master Romero “Jacaré” Cavalcanti and one of the top competitors from the Alliance HQ academy in Atlanta, Georgia, USA where he also learned a great deal from Rubens Charles “Cobrinha”. Mcpherson made a name for himself by winning the World BJJ Championship and the Pan American as a brown belt back in 2010, he ranked as number 5 on Gracie Mag’ “Fighters to Keep Your Eye On” that same year.

Ian Mcpherson in Detail

Lineage: Mitsuyo Maeda > Carlos Gracie > Helio Gracie > Rolls Gracie > Romero Cavalcanti > Ian Mcpherson

Main Achievements:

  • World Champion (2009 brown)
  • Pan American Champion (2010 brown)
  • Lutador Open Champion (2010 brown absolute)
  • Hayastan Grappling Champion (2010)
  • World Silver Medallist (2007 purple absolute)
  • World Bronze Medallist (2010 brown, 2009 brown absolute)
  • World Nogi Bronze Medallist (2010 & 2008 brown)
  • Pan American Bronze Medallist (2009 brown weight & absolute, 2008 brown)

Favourite Position/Technique: Toe Hold.

Weight Division: Meio Pesado (88kg/194lbs).

Team/Association: Alliance BJJ.

Ian Mcpherson Biography

Born on the 11th of April, 1985 in Atlanta, GA USA, Ian Mcpherson was introduced to grappling by his high school wrestling coach, Pat Harvey (also a BJJ black belt). Encouraged by Mr Harvey, on the 10th of April, 2002, Ian decided to try Jiu Jitsu as a way to keep fit on wrestling’s off season. Ian and his father Jim Mcpherson both joined Romero Cavalcanti’s academy and rapidly became hooked to the sport.

Ian eventually left wrestling behind to dedicate his attention towards Jiu Jitsu. A true hard worker, Ian Mcpherson managed to get through college with a Georgia Hope Scholarship while training 5 days a week, competing in every tournament he could, and working! Mcpherson later graduated from Kennesaw State University.

Proving again that hard work pays off, on October 2010, Ian Mcpherson earned his long awaited black belt in a ceremony led by Master Jacare Cavalcanti and Fabio Gurgel.

Ian Mcpherson Fight Videos

Ian Mcpherson vs Unknown

Ian Mcpherson vs Unknown

Ian Mcpherson vs Travis Davison

Ian Mcpherson vs Jeremy Arel “Gerbil”

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