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Isaque Bahiense

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Gordon Ryan Guard Passing Instructional

Isaque Bahiense is a Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt under Fábio Gurgel and Michael Langhi of Team Alliance, having also worked extensively with Fábio Andrade of Nova União – Bangu. One of the most talented middleweights of his generation, Bahiense earned the reputation of being a talented guard passer in the lower belt divisions of the sport through his numerous World, Pan, and Brazilian titles. Isaque would later lead the Dream Art Project, an ambitious professional jiu-jitsu program that focuses on scouting the best grappling talent from the colored belt divisions and building them into word champions at the highest level in this sport.

Isaque Bahiense Jiu-Jitsu

Full Name: Isaque Bahiense Braz

Nickname: n/a

Lineage 1: Carlos Gracie > Helio Gracie > Rolls Gracie > Romero Cavalcanti > Fábio Gurgel > Isaque Bahiense

Lineage 2: Carlos Gracie > Helio Gracie > Rolls Gracie > Romero Cavalcanti > Alexandre Paiva Fernando Tererê > Rubens Charles > Michael Langhi > Isaque Bahiense

Main Achievements:

  • 1st Place IBJJF World Championship (2018)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Pans Championship (2019)
  • 1st Place IBJJF European Open (2018 / 2019)
  • 1st Place IBJJF European No-Gi Open (2017)
  • 1st Place ADCC Balneário Brazil Trials (2021)
  • 1st Place Copa Pódio LW Grand Prix (2017)
  • 1st Place IBJJF South American Championship (2017)
  • 1st Place ACB South American Championship (2018*)
  • 1st Place AJP Abu Dhabi World Pro (2021 / 2021+)
  • 1st Place AJP Grand Slam, RJ (2017 / 2018 / 2021)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF World Championship (2019 / 2021 / 2022)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF Pan American Championship (2017)
  • 2nd Place AJP Grand Slam, ABD (2018)
  • 2nd Place AJP King of Mats 85 kg (2019)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF World Championship (2023)

Main Achievements (Coloured Belts):

  • 1st Place IBJJF World Championship (2016 brown)
  • 1st Place IBJJF World No-Gi Championship (2015 brown, 2013** purple)
  • 1st Place AJP Abu Dhabi World Pro (2016 brown)
  • 1st Place IBJJF European Open (2016 brown)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Pan American Championship (2015** brown, 2014 purple)
  • 1st Place IBJJF South American Championship (2015 brown)
  • 1st Place CBJJ Brazilian Nationals (2016 brown, 2015 purple)
  • 1st Place Real Deal Alliance HQ In-House Tournament (2016*)
  • 1st Place IBJJF São Paulo BJJ Pro (2016 brown)
  • 1st Place CBJJ Juvenile Brazilian Nationals (2012 blue)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Juvenile World Championship (2012** /2013 blue)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Juvenile World No-Gi Championship (2012** blue)
  • 2nd Place ADCC Brazilian Trials (2015)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF World Championship (2016* brown)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF Juvenile World Championship (2011 blue)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF Pan American Championship (2016 brown, 2015 purple)
  • 2nd Place CBJJ Juvenile Brazilian Championship (2012/2011 blue)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF World Championship (2015 purple, 2014** purple)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF World No-Gi Championship (2014 purple)

* Absolute
** Weight and absolute
+ The AJP federation ran two Abu Dhabi World Pro events in 2021, one in April another in November, the “+” sign represents the 2nd event, in November.

Favorite Position/Technique: Guard Passing

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

Team/Association: Alliance

Isaque Bahiense Biography

Isaque Bahiense was born on December 10, 1995, in Bangu – a neighborhood on the West Zone of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

As a child Isaque met Fábio Andrade on the streets of his community. On several occasions, the (now famous) jiu-jitsu instructor invited Bahiense to try one of his classes but as the youngster could not afford the gear, he repeatedly turned down the offer. That was until Andrade gifted Bahiense with his very first kimono when he was around 10 years old.

Under professor Fábio’s guidance, Isaque quickly became one of the sport’s hottest prospects, winning junior world titles with and without the gi (3x), as well as a juvenile Brazilian national title, campaigns that had continuous success as a purple belt.

In 2014 Isaque moved to São Paulo (SP) for a month, to be close to his girlfriend and compete in a few international tournaments that were taking place in the famous Brazilian city. While in SP Bahiense kept in shape by training at the Alliance Academy Headquarters with Fábio Gurgel and Michael Langhi. After Isaque returned to Bangu’s Nova União, the relationship between Alliance’s leaders and Bahiense remained. So much that soon the young prodigy decided to move to São Paulo in order to continue his evolution alongside one of the strongest jiu-jitsu teams in the world – a decision fully supported by his mentor Andrade.

The change to Alliance gave an extra boost to Isaque’s career, who went on to earn his brown and black belts from the illustrious Gurgel and Langhi. The black belt arriving in December 2016.

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Isaque Bahiense Grappling Record

161 WINS
    76 (47%)
    13 (8%)
    50 (31%)
    14 (9%)
    4 (2%)
  • BY DQ
    2 (1%)


Choke from back
Short choke
Bow and arrow
Toe hold
North south choke
Clock choke
Baseball choke
Cross choke
Arm in Ezekiel
Arm in guillotine
    10 (42%)
    4 (17%)
    7 (29%)
    3 (13%)
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)


Choke from back
Darce choke
Flying triangle
Inside heel hook

Isaque Bahiense Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
11517Leandro LoLeandro LoLPts: 11x2European OpenABS4F2017
11592Alec BauldingAlec BauldingLChoke from backEuropean Open82KGSF2017
12205Otavio SousaOtavio SousaLFlying trianglePan American82KGF2017
12314Adam WardzinskiAdam WardzinskiLChoke from backRome OpenABSF2017
12652Gabriel ArgesGabriel ArgesLPts: 4x4, AdvWorld Pro77KGSF2017
12845Felipe PenaFelipe PenaLDarce chokeMarianasABSSPF2017
13150Jaime CanutoJaime CanutoLPts: 4x2World Champ.82KG4F2017
13673Josh HingerJosh HingerLDarce chokeACBJJ 785KG4F2017
14841C. NegromonteC. NegromonteLReferee DecisionGrand Slam AD85KGF2018
17806Victor SilverioVictor SilverioLReferee DecisionWSOG 281KG4F2018
18862Gabriel ArgesGabriel ArgesLPts: 6x2King of Mats II85KGF2019
19762T. VicenteLInside heel hookADCC SP Trials88KG4F2019
20658Gabriel ArgesGabriel ArgesLPts: 2x2, AdvWorld Champ.82KGF2019
21630Manuel RibamarManuel RibamarLReferee DecisionKing Of Mats85KGRR2019
21639Gustavo BatistaGustavo BatistaLPts: 2x0King Of Mats85KGF2019
22218Dante LeonDante LeonLGuillotineF2W 12981KGSPF2019
24419Leandro LoLeandro LoLAdvBJJ Stars 486KGF2020
29533Tainan DalpraTainan DalpraLPts: 8x6World Champ.82KGF2021
32979Leandro LoLeandro LoLPts: 2x0World Champ.88KGF2022
33277Jon BlankJon BlankD---Polaris 20ABSRR2022
35042Giancarlo BodoniGiancarlo BodoniLPts: 6x0ADCC88KGR12022
36397Fellipe AndrewFellipe AndrewLPts: 6x5World Pro85KGSF2022
36404Uanderson FerreiraUanderson FerreiraLPts: 4x3World Pro85KG3RD2022
37906Tainan DalpraTainan DalpraLPts: 19x2IBJJF GP82KGSPF2023
40392Andy MurasakiAndy MurasakiLPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Champ.88KGSF2023
11509Arya EsfandmazArya EsfandmazWPts: 11x2European OpenABS8F2017
11512Nathan MendelsohnNathan MendelsohnWPts: 4x2European OpenABS8F2017
11581Karol KałuszewskiWReferee DecisionEuropean Open82KGR12017
11588Davi RamosDavi RamosWPts: 2x0European Open82KG4F2017
11887Caio AlmeidaCaio AlmeidaWPts: 9x0Copa Podio77KGRR2017
11890Celso ViniciusCelso ViniciusWArm in guillotineCopa Podio77KGRR2017
11894Delson HelenoDelson HelenoWPts: 0x0, AdvCopa Podio77KGRR2017
11901Wellington LuisWellington LuisWPts: 6x2Copa Podio77KGRR2017
11904Diego BorgesDiego BorgesWPts: 2x0Copa Podio77KGSF2017
11906Espen M.WPts: 2x0Copa Podio77KGF2017
11966Ross KeepingWChoke from backMexico City Open82KGSF2017
11967Samuel SnowWArmbarMexico City Open82KGF2017
11970Bruno AntoniettaWGuillotineMexico NG Open79KGSF2017
11971Samuel SnowWRNCMexico NG Open79KGF2017
11972Francisco MateusWShort chokeMexico NG OpenABSSF2017
11973Sergio SilvaWShort chokeMexico NG OpenABSF2017
12185Mateus RizoWChoke from backPan American82KGR12017
12191Gabriel ProcopioGabriel ProcopioWPts: 2x0Pan American82KG8F2017
12199Scott ThometzWPts: 8x0Pan American82KG4F2017
12203Romulo BarralRomulo BarralWPts: 4x2Pan American82KGSF2017
12299Marco QueirozWArmbarRome Open82KG4F2017
12300Bradley HillWPts: 13x2Rome Open82KGSF2017
12301Kacper RotWToe holdRome Open82KGF2017
12312Rodrigo ReisWPointsRome OpenABSSF2017
12350Albert RosWPts: 14x2European NoGi79KG4F2017
12353Bradley HillWRNCEuropean NoGi79KGSF2017
12354Darragh OConaillDarragh OConaillWPts: 0x0, AdvEuropean NoGi79KGF2017
12429Pedro ContiWN/AFloripa Fall Open82KGSF2017
12430Sandro VieiraWN/AFloripa Fall Open82KGF2017
12588Luan CarvalhoLuan CarvalhoWReferee DecisionWP BR Qualifier77KGR12017
12595Pedro FariasWPts: 4x0WP BR Qualifier77KG4F2017
12598Roberto SatoshiRoberto SatoshiWPts: 4x2WP BR Qualifier77KGSF2017
12599Jhonny LoureiroJhonny LoureiroWPts: 5x0WP BR Qualifier77KGF2017
12645Lachlan GileWPts: 7x4World Pro77KGR12017
12656Lachlan GileWPts: 3x0World Pro77KGRPC2017
12833Viking WongWClock chokeMarianas82KG4F2017
12835Renato CanutoRenato CanutoWPts: 4x0Marianas82KGSF2017
12837Johnny TamaJohnny TamaWPts: 2x0Marianas82KGF2017
13137Dainis NgiyenWPts: 15x0World Champ.82KGR12017
13146Manuel RibamarManuel RibamarWPts: 6x0World Champ.82KG8F2017
13393Lucas BarbosaLucas BarbosaWPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam TYO85KGSF2017
13395Jaime CanutoJaime CanutoWPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam TYO85KGF2017
13617Espen MathiesenEspen MathiesenWPts: 0x0, PenCopa Podio82KGSPF2017
14355Matheus SpirandeliMatheus SpirandeliWPts: 2x0Grand Slam RJ85KGR22017
14358Thiago SaThiago SaWPts: 0x0, PenGrand Slam RJ85KG8F2017
14362Rodrigo MiguelWBow and arrowGrand Slam RJ85KG4F2017
14365Willian MartinsWArmbarGrand Slam RJ85KGSF2017
14366Gustavo BatistaGustavo BatistaWPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam RJ85KGF2017
14468Djalma SantanaWArmbarSouth American82KGR12017
14470Alexandre CavaliereAlexandre CavaliereWChoke from backSouth American82KG4F2017
14472Aquila LanzaWBow and arrowSouth American82KGSF2017
14474Luan CarvalhoLuan CarvalhoWPointsSouth American82KGF2017
14838Nino MoreiraWBaseball chokeGrand Slam AD85KG4F2018
14840Igor SousaWPts: 2x0Grand Slam AD85KGSF2018
14925Burak SarmanWPts: 14x0European Open82KGR12018
14931Felipe CesarFelipe CesarWPts: 0x0, AdvEuropean Open82KG4F2018
14936Jaime CanutoJaime CanutoWPts: 2x0European Open82KGSF2018
15093UknownWChoke from backACB S. American85KGR12018
15095Yago SouzaYago SouzaWInjuryACB S. American85KGR22018
15098Felipe CesarFelipe CesarWPts: 11x0ACB S. American85KG4F2018
15117UnknownWReferee DecisionACB S. AmericanABS4F2018
15119Igor SchneiderIgor SchneiderWPointsACB S. AmericanABSSF2018
15120Otavio NalatiWReferee DecisionACB S. AmericanABSF2018
15270Lucas BernardesWArmbarSA Continental Pro85KG4F2018
15271Luiz NevesWSubmissionSA Continental Pro85KGSF2018
15272Edson OliveiraWPts: 6x2SA Continental Pro85KGF2018
15324Otavio SousaOtavio SousaWPointsACBJJ 1185KGSPF2018
15516Igor SousaWPts: 4x0Grand Slam LDN85KG4F2018
15517Henrique CardosoHenrique CardosoWPts: 2x0Grand Slam LDN85KGSF2018
15519C. NegromonteC. NegromonteWToe holdGrand Slam LDN85KGF2018
15852Claudio CalasansClaudio CalasansWPointsACBJJ 1285KGSPF2018
16014Mike SanchezWArmbarMarianas Open81KG4F2018
16015Masahiro IwasakiMasahiro IwasakiWSubmissionMarianas Open81KGSF2018
16017Renato CanutoRenato CanutoWPts: 2x0Marianas Open81KGF2018
16164Clark GracieClark GracieWPts: 7x0World Pro85KG4F2018
16166Gustavo BatistaGustavo BatistaWPts: 4x2World Pro85KGSF2018
16168Faisal AlKitbeFaisal AlKitbeWPts: 2x0World Pro85KGF2018
16531Diego RamalhoDiego RamalhoWNorth south chokeWorld Champ.82KGR22018
16545Pedro PalharesWKneebarWorld Champ.82KG8F2018
16551Claudio CalasansClaudio CalasansWDQWorld Champ.82KG4F2018
16553Jaime CanutoJaime CanutoWPts: 4x4, AdvWorld Champ.82KGSF2018
16554Tommy LangakerTommy LangakerWPts: 2x0World Champ.82KGF2018
17795J. WatsonWNorth south chokeWSOG 281KGR12018
18294Raimundo ItaloWSubmissionGrand Slam RJ85KGR12018
18296Ruan SilvaWCross chokeGrand Slam RJ85KGR22018
18299William MartinsWPts: 5x2Grand Slam RJ85KG4F2018
18303Matheus SpirandeliMatheus SpirandeliWPts: 2x0Grand Slam RJ85KGSF2018
18306Diego RamalhoDiego RamalhoWPts: 11x0Grand Slam RJ85KGF2018
18852Roberto SatoshiRoberto SatoshiWPts: 0x0, AdvKing of Mats II85KGRR2019
18854Manuel RibamarManuel RibamarWReferee DecisionKing of Mats II85KGRR2019
18857Diego RamalhoDiego RamalhoWBow and arrowKing of Mats II85KGRR2019
18859DJ JacksonDJ JacksonWReferee DecisionKing of Mats II85KGRR2019
18861Rudson MateusRudson MateusWPts: 2x2, AdvKing of Mats II85KGSF2019
18904Jonas MartinsWShort chokeEuropean Open82KGR12019
18910Pedro PalharesWBow and arrowEuropean Open82KG4F2019
18915Andris BrunovskisAndris BrunovskisWPts: 4x2European Open82KGSF2019
18916Tommy LangakerTommy LangakerWPts: 4x2European Open82KGF2019
19327DJ JacksonDJ JacksonWReferee DecisionBJJ Stars88KGSPF2019
19546Vitor OliveiraVitor OliveiraWReferee DecisionF2W 10583KGSPF2019
19623Dante LeonDante LeonWPts: 4x2Pan American82KG8F2019
19626Leonardo LaraLeonardo LaraWShort chokePan American82KG4F2019
19630Michael LieraMichael LieraWPts: 6x4Pan American82KGSF2019
19632Otavio SousaOtavio SousaWPts: 2x0Pan American82KGF2019
19754N/AWShort chokeADCC SP Trials88KGR12019
20650Kenji SetteWNorth south chokeWorld Champ.82KGR22019
20652JT TorresJT TorresWPts: 4x2World Champ.82KG4F2019
20656Jaime CanutoJaime CanutoWToe holdWorld Champ.82KGSF2019
21632Nathan MendelsohnNathan MendelsohnWArmbarKing Of Mats85KGRR2019
21634Max LindbladMax LindbladWPts: 2x2, AdvKing Of Mats85KGRR2019
21637Marcos TinocoMarcos TinocoWPts: 4x4, AdvKing Of Mats85KGSF2019
22033Felipe CesarFelipe CesarWReferee DecisionF2W 12883KGSPF2019
22233C. NegromonteC. NegromonteWPts: 10x6KOM85KGSPF2019
23874Claudio CalasansClaudio CalasansWArm in EzekielBJJ StarsN/ASPF2020
23926Gregor GracieGregor GracieWGuillotineBJJ Bet85KGSPF2020
24416Gustavo BatistaGustavo BatistaWPts: 2x2, AdvBJJ Stars 486KG4F2020
24418Otavio SousaOtavio SousaWChoke from backBJJ Stars 486KGSF2020
25096Roberto JimenezRoberto JimenezWPts: 4x0BJJ Stars 581KGSPF2021
25536Tommy LangakerTommy LangakerWPts: 2x2Grand Slam AD85KG4F2021
25539Julio AnjosJulio AnjosWPts: 4x1Grand Slam AD85KGSF2021
25619Wellington LuisWellington LuisWBow and arrowWP BR Qualifier85KGRR2021
25620Claudio CalasansClaudio CalasansWPts: 3x0WP BR Qualifier85KGRR2021
25622Julio AnjosJulio AnjosWSubmissionWP BR Qualifier85KGRR2021
25672Kevin CuervoWPts: 2x0World Pro85KGR12021
25674Nathan MendesohnWPts: 3x0World Pro85KG4F2021
25677Jaime CanutoJaime CanutoWPts: 6x4World Pro85KGSF2021
25679Tommy LangakerTommy LangakerWPts: 1x1World Pro85KGF2021
26847Servio TulioServio TulioWPts: 4x2Big Deal Pro 388KGSPF2021
28076Elionai BrazWDQBrasileiro94KGR12021
28078Pedro EliasPedro EliasWPts: 2x0Brasileiro94KG4F2021
28443Leonardo LaraLeonardo LaraWPts: 2x0FenajitsuN/ASPF2021
28444Leonardo LaraLeonardo LaraD---FenajitsuN/ASPF2021
28445Leonardo LaraLeonardo LaraWChoke from backFenajitsuN/ASPF2021
28590Rodrigo MeloWPts: 4x2Grand Slam RJ120KG4F2021
28594Wallace CostaWallace CostaWPts: 2x1Grand Slam RJ120KGSF2021
28595Pedro AlexPedro AlexWReferee DecisionGrand Slam RJ120KGF2021
29143Elias CostaWChoke from backBRA Qualifiers85KG4F2021
29146Igor SousaWPts: 5x2BRA Qualifiers85KGSF2021
29148Catriel OliveiraCatriel OliveiraWReferee DecisionBRA Qualifiers85KGF2021
29218Ruslan IsrailovWPts: 9x3World Pro85KGR12021
29221Fausto GodoyWClock chokeWorld Pro85KG4F2021
29225William DiasWPts: 7x0World Pro85KGF2021
29520Eduardo AvelarEduardo AvelarWN/AWorld Champ.82KG8F2021
29527Jackson NagaiJackson NagaiWPts: 3x2World Champ.82KG4F2021
29532Jonnatas GracieJonnatas GracieWReferee DecisionWorld Champ.82KGSF2021
30055Samuel SilvaWGuillotineADCC BR1 Trials88KGR12022
30063Calon SabinoWPts: 3x0ADCC BR1 Trials88KGR22022
30067Leonardo GoncalvesWKatagatameADCC BR1 Trials88KG4F2022
30069Valdir AraujoValdir AraujoWReferee DecisionADCC BR1 Trials88KGSF2022
30070Claudio CalasansClaudio CalasansWPts: 0x0, PenADCC BR1 Trials88KGF2022
32958Roberto JimenezRoberto JimenezWPts: 4x2World Champ.88KGR12022
32966Murilo SantanaMurilo SantanaWPts: 4x0World Champ.88KG8F2022
32975Matheus SpirandeliMatheus SpirandeliWReferee DecisionWorld Champ.88KG4F2022
32977Gustavo BatistaGustavo BatistaWPts: 3x0World Champ.88KGSF2022
33272Richie MartinezRichie MartinezD---Polaris 20ABSRR2022
33290Hunter ColvinD---Polaris 20ABSRR2022
35798Mica GalvaoMica GalvaoWPts: 0x0, PenBJJ Stars88KGSPF2022
35894Andre PorfirioAndre PorfirioWKimuraIBJJF GP88KGSF2022
35895Manuel RibamarManuel RibamarWPts: 0x0, AdvIBJJF GP88KGF2022
36384Arturo SalasWPts: 8x2World Pro85KG8F2022
36392Seonghun YooWChoke from backWorld Pro85KG4F2022
36403Pedro CadeteWPts: 6x3World Pro85KGRPC2022
40372Lucas AlvesLucas AlvesWPts: 2x0World Champ.88KGR12023
40390Manuel RibamarManuel RibamarWPts: 6x4World Champ.88KG4F2023
42597Matheus SpirandeliMatheus SpirandeliWChoke from backBJJ Stars88KGSPF2023

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