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Italo Moura

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Italo Moura is a Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt under Cicero Costha and Murilo Santana, as well as a representative of the Cicero Costha (PSLPB) / Unity Academy coalition in the sport’s international circuit. Moura became widely recognized as one of his generation’s top lightweights both in the gi and nogi variables, after his numerous accolades in the International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation (IBJJF) circuit and in professional jiu-jitsu outlets such as Kasai Pro, Fight IQ.

Italo Moura Jiu-Jitsu

Full Name: Italo Moura de Azevedo

Nickname: N/A

Lineage 1: Carlos Gracie > Helio Gracie > Rickson Gracie > Marcelo Behring > Waldomiro Perez > Roberto Godoi > Marco Barbosa > Cicero Costha > Italo Moura

Lineage 2: Carlos Gracie > Helio Gracie > Rickson Gracie > Marcelo Behring > Mario Yamasaki > Murilo Santana > Italo Moura

Main Achievements:

  • 1st Place CBJJE World Championship (2020)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF South American Championship (2020)
  • 2nd Place CBJJE Brazilian Nationals (2020)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF European Open NoGi (2019)

Main Achievements (Colored Belts):

  • 1st Place IBJJF World Championship No-Gi (2017 purple)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Pans Championship No-Gi (2016 / 2017 purple, 2018 brown)
  • 1st Place IBJJF European Open (2017 purple)
  • 1st Place UAEJJF Abu Dhabi World Pro (2017 / 2018 purple)
  • 1st Place UAEJJF Grand Slam, LDN (2019 brown)
  • 1st Place UAEJJF Grand Slam, LA (2017 purple)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF World Championship No-Gi (2016 purple)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF European Open (2018 purple)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF World Championship (2016 / 2018 purple)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF World Championship Juvenile (2014 blue)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF Pans Championship (2017 purple)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF Pans Championship No-Gi (2016* purple)

Favorite Position/Technique: Crab-Ride / Berimbolo

Weight Division: Peso Leve (76,00 kg / 168.0 lbs)

Team/Association: PSLPB Cicero Costha / Unity Jiu-Jitsu

Italo Moura Biography

Italo Moura was born on December 15, 1997, in São Simão, growing up in Luiz Antônio, two neighboring municipalities in the Brazilian state of São Paulo.

Interested in martial arts from a very young age, by the time he was 9, Italo was already a karate practitioner with tournament experience. It was only 3 years later, by his father’s influence, that Moura joined a local Gracie Barra jiu-jitsu school, during his 2009 school holiday.

Vitorio “Furão” was Italo Moura’s first grappling coach at the aforementioned Gracie Barra affiliate. The young athlete would later switch to the Academia Núcleo gym, where he worked under the guidance of Rhuando Cavalcante, earning his blue belt from Cavalcante.

By the time Italo was a blue belt, a few of his higher-ranked teammates opened a “PSLPB Cicero Costha” school affiliate, and Italo followed their lead, working with coach Mauricio Antunes, as well as Rafael Naves, Willian Von Sohsten, Aquila Lanza, Ramon Delsin and Higor Paterra at this new gym.

It was through this connection that Moura met and befriended the legendary instructor Cicero Costha, particularly thanks to Rafael Naves, who took Moura to São Paulo for a competition in 2012. Naves and Italo stayed at Cicero’s team headquarters for a few days, training in preparation for the said tournament, an event that propelled Italo to seek a life as a professional grappler. Fueled by his first stay at the PSLPB Academy, Moura returned to train there with every chance he had, particularly during prolonged public-school holidays. After Moura finished high-school, he decided to move to the state capital, São Paulo, to become a full-time athlete under a scholarship with Cicero.

Although not part of the team, the Cicero Costha had a long-standing friendship with black belt Murilo Santana, as he and the team’s leader trained in the same team for many years. During one of Santana’s frequent training sessions at the PSLPB headquarters, Italo met the well-known competitor and, soon to be, founder of the Unity Jiu-Jitsu Academy in New York, USA.

In 2016 Italo started doing his training camps at Santana’s NYC gym, ahead of any the major tournaments in the America circuit. Having a solid base from where to train while preparing for the biggest tournaments in the sport, was a key asset in Moura’s development, who, after a series of strong performances as a brown belt, was promoted to black belt by coaches Murilo Santana and Cicero Costha, on June 2019.

Italo Moura Grappling Record

    25 (44%)
    3 (5%)
    24 (42%)
    4 (7%)
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    1 (2%)


Choke from back
Outside heel hook
    16 (52%)
    8 (26%)
    4 (13%)
    3 (10%)
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)



Italo Moura Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
21564Athos MirandaLPts: 0x0, AdvNo Gi Pan Am.73KGR12019
21604Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusLGuillotineNo Gi Pan Am.ABS8F2019
22151Fabio CaloiFabio CaloiLAdvEuropean NoGi73KGSF2019
22177Adam WardzinskiAdam WardzinskiLPts: 3x2European NoGiABSR12019
22631Max LindbladMax LindbladLPts: 6x6, AdvSwedish Open82KGSF2019
22638Tommy LangakerTommy LangakerLPts: 4x4, AdvSwedish OpenABSF2019
23091Luan CarvalhoLuan CarvalhoLReferee DecisionEuropean Open76KG4F2020
23912Leonardo LaraLeonardo LaraLPts: 2x0BJJ Bet85KGSPF2020
24263Lucas GualbertoLucas GualbertoLPts: 2x0Brasileiro CBJJE82KGF2020
24919Lucas GualbertoLucas GualbertoLPts: 2x0South American82KGF2020
26122Hugo MarquesHugo MarquesLPts: 0x0, AdvNoGi Pan Am.79KG4F2021
26198Pedro PalharesLPts: 0x0, AdvNoGi Pan Am.ABS8F2021
27580Tainan DalpraTainan DalpraLPts: 29x0Pan American82KG8F2021
28262PJ BarchPJ BarchLReferee DecisionNoGi Worlds79KGR22021
29030Mathias LunaMathias LunaLPts: 2x0JJ CON82KGF2021
29057Max GimenisMax GimenisLPts: 3x0JJ CONABSF2021
29507Leonardo LaraLeonardo LaraLPts: 2x0World Champ.82KG8F2021
30011JZ CavalcanteLGuillotineADCC BR1 Trials77KGR12022
30271Roberto JimenezRoberto JimenezLPts: 2x0ADCC BR2 Trials77KG8F2022
31228Andre GoisAndre GoisLN/ACharleston Open82KGF2022
31634Natan ChuengNatan ChuengLPts: 2x0Pan American76KGR22022
32490Carlos NetoLPts: 6x6, AdvAtlanta SPO82KG4F2022
32518Roosevelt SousaRoosevelt SousaLPts: 2x0Atlanta SPOABSSF2022
32891Victor NithaelVictor NithaelLPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Champ.76KGR12022
33739Kauan BarbozaKauan BarbozaLPts: 2x0Orlando SMO82KGSF2022
33766Salenco CoutinhoLN/AOrlando SMOABS4F2022
33782Dante LeonDante LeonLRNCOrlando SMNGO79KGF2022
34369Igor FelizIgor FelizLReferee DecisionN. Haven Open82KGF2022
34402Max GimenisMax GimenisLPts: 2x0N. Haven NGOABSSF2022
35234Emilio HernandezEmilio HernandezLRNCAtlanta FNGOABSSF2022
36814Andy MurasakiAndy MurasakiLPts: 4x0NoGi Worlds79KGSF2022
21147Felipe LinharesFelipe LinharesWPointsWashington SMO76KGSF2019
21149Jamil Hill-TaylorJamil Hill-TaylorWReferee DecisionWashington SMO76KGF2019
21181Francis QuinnWPointsBoston SMO76KG4F2019
21182Edward HohlWChoke from backBoston SMO76KGSF2019
21184Frederico AlvesWPointsBoston SMO76KGF2019
21382I. MichellWPts: 6x2Kasai Pro 670KGSPF2019
21599Kalil MurielWRNCNo Gi Pan Am.ABSR12019
21603Jake WatsonJake WatsonWPts: 6x4No Gi Pan Am.ABSR22019
22144Vibhudatta RoutWPointsEuropean NoGi73KGR12019
22148Leon LarmanLeon LarmanWPointsEuropean NoGi73KG4F2019
22634Erik FribergWChoke from backSwedish Open82KG3RD2019
22637Drago BorasWChoke from backSwedish OpenABSSF2019
22743Sebastian BroscheSebastian BroscheWChoke from backDublin Open82KGF2019
22746Sean CoatesWPointsDublin OpenABSSF2019
22747Igor SilvaIgor SilvaWReferee DecisionDublin OpenABSF2019
23082Gabriel FigueiroGabriel FigueiroWReferee DecisionEuropean Open76KGR12020
24261Geraldo PessoaWChoke from backBrasileiro CBJJE82KGSF2020
24809Hiago BalbinoWDQMundial CBJJE82KGR12020
24810Diego VivaldoDiego VivaldoWPts: 4x2Mundial CBJJE82KG4F2020
24812Allan LuchesiWPts: 11x2Mundial CBJJE82KG4F2020
24814Geraldo GoncalvesWChoke from backMundial CBJJE82KGF2020
24917Wellington CostaWPts: 4x0South American82KGSF2020
26116Tyler ScalisiWRNCNoGi Pan Am.79KGR12021
26186Andre PorfirioAndre PorfirioWPts: 6x2NoGi Pan Am.ABSR12021
29023James ClingermanWChoke from backJJ CON82KGR12021
29028Lucas ValleWAdvJJ CON82KGSF2021
29049Rehan SilvaWChoke from backJJ CONABSR12021
29053Alexander YablongWChoke from backJJ CONABS4F2021
29499Magid HageWPts: 2x0World Champ.82KGR12021
30226Sam UbirajaraWOutside heel hookADCC BR2 Trials77KGR22022
30256Davi SilvaWPts: 2x0ADCC BR2 Trials77KGR32022
31226Joao AlbuquerqueWPts: 7x2Charleston Open82KGSF2022
31629Rodrigo GortariWAdvPan American76KGR12022
32509Michael HayWOmoplataAtlanta SPOABSR12022
32515Marlon FerreiraWChoke from backAtlanta SPOABS4F2022
33737Vinicius ReisWPointsOrlando SMO82KG4F2022
33763Israel SousaIsrael SousaWPointsOrlando SMOABS8F2022
33780Matheus GalvaoWN/AOrlando SMNGO79KGSF2022
34365Joshua MehanWChoke from backN. Haven Open82KG4F2022
34368Oliver SengWChoke from backN. Haven Open82KGSF2022
34378Thiago SaldanhaWAdvN. Haven OpenABSSF2022
34380Max GimenisMax GimenisWOmoplataN. Haven OpenABSF2022
34390Ricardo RochaWRNCN. Haven NGO79KGSF2022
35223Celso FilhoWKatagatameAtlanta FNGO85KG4F2022
35224Clay MayfieldWPts: 2x0Atlanta FNGO85KGSF2022
35225Alec BauldingAlec BauldingWPts: 6x4Atlanta FNGO85KGF2022
35891Francisco LoFrancisco LoWRNCHouston FNGO85KG4F2022
35893Hunter NewtonWRNCHouston FNGO85KGSF2022
36498Justin CummingsWArmbarN. Haven FO82KGSF2022
36499Kanar JonesWPointsN. Haven FO82KGF2022
36502Jose InacioWPointsN. Haven FOABS4F2022
36503Vinicius WongWArmbarN. Haven FOABSSF2022
36505Max WesleiWPointsN. Haven FOABSF2022
36514Vinicius WongWRNCNHaven FNGO79KGSF2022
36800Alan SanchezAlan SanchezWReferee DecisionNoGi Worlds79KGR12022
36806Marcus GalvaoWPts: 2x0NoGi Worlds79KG8F2022
36811Marco QueirozWPts: 2x0NoGi Worlds79KG4F2022

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