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Jackson Sousa, also known as “Jack” or “Jackzinho”, is a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu black belt under Rico Vieira, competitor out of the Fightzone academy in Rio de Janeiro – Checkmat Academy headquarters, and another “child” of Vieira’s social project at the Cantagalo slums. Jackson Sousa, a rising sporting star, remained for years in the limelight of Jiu Jitsu due to his long time struggle to obtain a US visa that allowed him to compete at a world stage. This important passport stamp came in 2013 and with it came also consecutive wins at the Mundial (World Championship), No Gi World Championship and Pro League, all of which cemented Jackson Sousa’s status as one of the top Jiu Jitsu athletes of his generation.

Jackson Sousa Jiu Jitsu

Full Name: Jackson Sousa dos Santos

Nickname: Jack, or Jackzinho. All ways of saying Jackson.

Lineage: Mitsuyo Maeda > Carlos Gracie > Helio Gracie > Rolls Gracie > Romero Cavalcanti > Ricardo Vieira > Jackson Sousa

Main Achievements:

  • IBJJF World Champion (2013 brown)
  • IBJJF World No-Gi Champion (2013 black)
  • IBJJF Pro League Runner-up (2013)
  • IBJJF European Open Champion (2016/2014 black, 2013 brown, 2012 brown)
  • IBJJF Pan American No-Gi Champion (2014 absolute)
  • CBJJ Brazilian Champion – No Gi (2012**/2011**/2010 brown, 2009 purple)
  • CBJJ Brazilian Champion (2012 brown, 2010 purple)
  • IBJJF Rio Open Champion (2012** brown)
  • IBJJF London International Winter Open Champion (2017**/2016**/2015)
  • IBJJF World Championship Runner-up (2016)
  • IBJJF World No-Gi Championship Runner-up (2016)
  • ADCC 3rd Place (2017)
  • UAEJJF Grand Slam London 3rd Place (2017)

* Absolute
** Weight and absolute

Favorite Position/Technique: Single Leg X-Guard

Weight Division: Peso Pesado (94kg/207lbs)

Team/Association: CheckMat BJJ

Jackson Sousa Biography

Jackson Sousa was born on the 24th of January, 1990 at the Instituto Fernandes Figueira (IFF) maternity in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. His sporting life started early, playing beach football/soccer, but at the age of 10 he was invited by a friend to come and try a Jiu Jitsu class at the social project led by Ricardo Vieira and Tererê in the Cantagalo Slums where Jackson grew up. Jackson tried one class and was hooked.

At the social project/BJJ school, his main coach was Leandro Martins. An inspirational figure for youngsters of the Cantagalo slums that is often forgotten by the Jiu Jitsu main stream. Leandro (an accomplished black belt who was paramount in Tererê’s recovery from drug abuse) led Jackson from white to blue belt, after Jackson reached blue belt level, Ricardo Vieira took over the teenager’s training.

Growing up in the favela, Jackson looked up to several Jiu Jitsu champions, also born in the Cantagalo slums who found a way to better their lives through BJJ. These were the cases of Alan ‘Finfou’ Nascimento, Bruno Matias, Sandro Vieira, ‘Trator’ (Douglas Rufino) and many others who served as real life examples to lead by and who kept Sousa away from a life of crime, a life only too common in the harsh Cantagalo environment.

Although Jackson tore up the Brazilian national circuit for a long time, he spent years unnoticed by the foreign media, a media that occasionally misses the diamonds in the rough still existing in Brazil. Those who cannot make a name for themselves at international events due to lack of sponsorship or who find it hard to get a visa approved to fight in the United States. On January 2012 however, Jackson turned a few heads his way after he found the sponsors to come and compete at the European Open in Portugal, a tournament he won a gold at his weigh division and silver at the open weight. After a couple more attempts at that US visa, in 2013 he was finally accepted to visit American soil. This blessing allowed Jackson to be internationally recognized as one of the top fighters of 2013 a deed he accomplished with 3 consecutive World class tournaments wins (Mundial, World Championship No Gi and IBJJF Pro League).

Jackson Sousa Grappling Record

92 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    45 (49%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    12 (13%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    30 (33%)
  • BY DECISION
    4 (4%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    1 (1%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

30 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Choke from back
20
6
#86e620
Toe hold
20
6
#5AD3D1
Armbar
10
3
#d1212a
North south choke
7
2
#fad11b
Triangle
7
2
#f58822
Toe hook
7
2
#224aba
RNC
7
2
#ff9124
Kneebar
7
2
#bf1f6c
Choke
7
2
#22c9a5
Cross choke
3
1
#fad223
Straight armlock
3
1
#03861f
Wristlock
3
1
30
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
33 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    11 (33%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    5 (15%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    11 (33%)
  • BY DECISION
    6 (18%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

11 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
Choke from back
27
3
#86e620
Toe hold
18
2
#5AD3D1
Heel hook
9
1
#d1212a
Straight ankle lock
9
1
#fad11b
Wristlock
9
1
#f58822
Inside heel hook
9
1
#224aba
Choke
9
1
#ff9124
Submission
9
1
11
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Jackson Sousa Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
5028Ricardo RezendeRicardo RezendeLPts: 0x0, AdvWorld ExpoABSSF2013
5070Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusLPts: 2x0IBJJF Pro League94KGF2013
5111Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusLReferee DecisionFIVE Rd RobinABSRR2013
5189Yuri SimoesYuri SimoesLPts: 2x0EuropeanABSSF2014
5226Felipe PenaFelipe PenaLSubmissionPan AmericanABSR32014
5310Yuri SimoesYuri SimoesLAdvPan American94KG4F2014
5569Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusLChoke from backWorld Pro.94KG4F2014
5738Rafael LovatoRafael LovatoLPts: 2x0World Champ.94KG4F2014
5870Mauro SantiagoLPts: 3x0No Gi Pan Am.94KGSF2014
5893Bernardo FariaBernardo FariaLPts: 9x2No Gi WorldsABSRDS2014
5977Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusLReferee DecisionIBJJF Pro League94KGF2014
6512Vinny MagalhaesVinny MagalhaesLReferee DecisionBerkut OpenABSSPF2015
6518Vinny MagalhaesVinny MagalhaesLToe holdBerkut Open NoGiABSSPF2015
6986Felipe PenaFelipe PenaLPts: 8x2World Pro95KGF2015
7037Alexander TransAlexander TransLToe holdWorld ProABS4F2015
7228Erberth SantosErberth SantosLPts: 4x2World Champ.ABS8F2015
7339Alexandre RibeiroAlexandre RibeiroLPts: 6x0World Champ.94KGSF2015
8071Erberth SantosErberth SantosLReferee DecisionGrand Slam LA94KGSF2015
8091Andre CamposLReferee DecisionGrand Slam LAABSSF2015
8261Felipe PenaFelipe PenaLPts: 2x0NoGi Worlds94KGF2015
8304Mahamed AlyMahamed AlyLPts: 2x2, AdvNoGi WorldsABS4F2015
8343Abdurakhman BilarovLHeel hookBerkut 2ABSSPF2015
8781Romulo BarralRomulo BarralLChoke from backEuropean OpenABSSF2016
8988Erberth SantosErberth SantosLPts: 2x2, AdvLondon Grand Slam94KGSF2016
8989Max WisniewskiLStraight ankle lockLondon Grand Slam94KG3RD2016
9289Jose JuniorJose JuniorLPts: 2x2, AdvWorld ProABSR22016
9404Andre GalvaoAndre GalvaoLWristlockWorld Pro94KG4F2016
9806Andre GalvaoAndre GalvaoLReferee DecisionWorld Champ.94KGF2016
9883Victor EstimaVictor EstimaLPts: 2x0British NationalABSF2016
10091Felipe PenaFelipe PenaLChoke from backBerkut 3ABSSPF2016
10576Dillon DanisDillon DanisLInside heel hookPolaris 490KGSPF2016
11648Alexandre RibeiroAlexandre RibeiroLChokeGrand Slam LDN94KGSF2017
13307Yuri SimoesYuri SimoesLPts: 3x0ADCC99KGSF2017
5014Shiloh RobertsWChokeWorld ExpoABSGP2013
5016Nathan MendelsohnNathan MendelsohnWPts: 3x3, AdvWorld ExpoABSGP2013
5017Marcel GoncalvesMarcel GoncalvesWPts: 2x2, AdvWorld ExpoABSGP2013
5018Omar SabhaWNorth south chokeWorld ExpoABSGP2013
5048Luiz PanzaLuiz PanzaWTriangleNoGi Worlds94KGSF2013
5069Roberto AlencarRoberto AlencarWPts: 0x0, AdvIBJJF Pro League94KGSF2013
5110Garry TononGarry TononWPts: 2x0FIVE Rd RobinABSRR2013
5113James PuopoloJames PuopoloWPts: 8x0FIVE Rd RobinABSRR2013
5182Yuri SimoesYuri SimoesWPts: 2x0European94KGF2014
5192Pedro BessaWPointsGrab and PullABSSPF2014
5218UnknownWPts: 4x0Pan AmericanABSR22014
5304Josh JordanWPts: 11x0Pan American94KG8F2014
5429Ben BaxterBen BaxterWReferee DecisionFIVE OregonABSSF2014
5430James PuopoloJames PuopoloWPts: 7x0FIVE OregonABSF2014
5735Felipe BuenoWPointsWorld Champ.94KGRDS2014
5801Julian VegaWCross chokeDallas OpenABS4F2014
5803James PuopoloJames PuopoloWChoke from backDallas OpenABSF2014
5808Carlos VidalWChoke from backDallas Open94KGF2014
5877Romulo SouzaWPts: 4x0No Gi Pan Am.ABS4F2014
5880Gianni GrippoGianni GrippoWPts: 2x0No Gi Pan Am.ABSSF2014
5882AJ AgazarmAJ AgazarmWArmbarNo Gi Pan Am.ABSF2014
5890Bruno TogniWAdvNo Gi WorldsABSRDS2014
5939Lucas RochaLucas RochaWPts: 0x0, AdvNo Gi Worlds94KG4F2014
5941Mauro SantiagoWPts: 0x0, AdvNo Gi Worlds94KGSF2014
5976Eduardo TellesEduardo TellesWPts: 2x2, AdvIBJJF Pro League94KGSF2014
6545Karim KhalifaWPts: 4x0London Winter Op.94KGF2015
6548Luis FinnochioWChokeLondon Winter Op.ABS4F2015
6551Max CamposWToe hookLondon Winter Op.ABSSF2015
6552C. NegromonteC. NegromonteWPts: 0x0, AdvLondon Winter Op.ABSF2015
6884Frederico AmiunaWPointsRome Open94KGSF2015
6885Felipe MotaFelipe MotaWPts: 2x0Rome Open94KGF2015
6888C. NegromonteC. NegromonteWPts: 4x0Rome OpenABSSF2015
6980Pedro PeresWPts: 5x0World Pro95KG4F2015
6984Faisal AlKitbeFaisal AlKitbeWPts: 2x0World Pro95KGSF2015
7020AJ AgazarmAJ AgazarmWPts: 2x0World ProABSR12015
7031Joao RochaJoao RochaWPts: 2x0World ProABSR22015
7218Eliot KellyEliot KellyWRNCWorld Champ.ABSR12015
7330Antonio AntonioliWPts: 2x0World Champ.94KG8F2015
7337Cassio FrancisCassio FrancisWPts: 2x2, AdvWorld Champ.94KG4F2015
8013Sebastien LecoqWNorth south chokePortugal Nat. ProABSSF2015
8014Alan FerreiraWPts: 5x0Portugal Nat. ProABSF2015
8074Faisal AlKitbeFaisal AlKitbeWPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam LA94KG3RD2015
8083Vinicius AgudoWToe holdGrand Slam LAABS8F2015
8088Carlos FariasCarlos FariasWPts: 9x0Grand Slam LAABS4F2015
8102Renato TavaresRenato TavaresWToe holdMacaco BrancoABSSPF2015
8255Rodrigo ReisWKneebarNoGi Worlds94KG4F2015
8260Felipe BuenoWPts: 2x0NoGi Worlds94KGSF2015
8284Gabriel ProcópioWStraight armlockNoGi WorldsABSR12015
8300Adam WheelerWPts: 10x0NoGi WorldsABS8F2015
8602Jaroslav MoltasWChoke from backBerlin Open94KGF2015
8603Luca AnacoretaLuca AnacoretaWPts: 8x0Berlin OpenABSF2015
8605Rodrigo ReisWToe holdBerlin NoGi Open94KGF2015
8746Juha LeppänenWArmbarEuropean Open94KG4F2016
8749Maks WisniewskiWPointsEuropean Open94KGSF2016
8750Felipe BuenoWPts: 10x0European Open94KGF2016
8772Gabriel ArgesGabriel ArgesWToe holdEuropean OpenABSR22016
8778Kaue DamascenoWPts: 4x0European OpenABS4F2016
8908Piotr WojtkowskiWToe holdLondon W. Open94KGSF2016
8910C. NegromonteC. NegromonteWPts: 4x2London W. Open94KGF2016
8911UnknownWToe holdLondon W. OpenABS4F2016
8914C. NegromonteC. NegromonteWPts: 5x2London W. OpenABSSF2016
8915Lucio RodriguesLucio RodriguesWPts: 3x2London W. OpenABSF2016
8966Lucio RodriguesLucio RodriguesWPts: 2x2, AdvLondon Grand SlamABS4F2016
8986Nelton PontesNelton PontesWPts: 5x2London Grand Slam94KG4F2016
9399Nalmir GuimaraesWChoke from backWorld Pro94KGR12016
9794Diego GamonalWChoke from backWorld Champ.94KGR12016
9802Felipe PenaFelipe PenaWReferee DecisionWorld Champ.94KG4F2016
9804Guilherme AugustoGuilherme AugustoWPts: 9x0World Champ.94KGSF2016
9877Nicolas PenzerWN/ABritish National94KGSF2016
9882Nelton PontesNelton PontesWPointsBritish NationalABSSF2016
11597Jefte PortesWTriangleLondon W. OpenO100KGF2017
11599Santeri LiliusWKneebarLondon W. OpenABSSF2017
11646Valdir AraujoWPts: 6x0Grand Slam LDN94KG4F2017
11650Arya EsfandmazWPts: 23x0Grand Slam LDN94KG3RD2017
12701Eduardo InojosaWPts: 12x0World Champ.94KG8F2017
13172Rinat KashaevWRNCMoscow NGO97KGF2017
13173Algimants KontautsWChoke from backMoscow OpenABSSF2017
13174Bruno OliveiraWToe hookMoscow OpenABSF2017
13301Paul ArdilaPaul ArdilaWPts: 0x0, PenADCC99KGE12017
13305Joao AssisJoao AssisWReferee DecisionADCC99KG4F2017
13308Rafael LovatoRafael LovatoWReferee DecisionADCC99KG3RD2017
13442Elott KellyWPts: 2x0No Gi Pan Am.97KGF2017
13445Dustin AkbariWPts: 2x0No Gi Pan Am.ABS4F2017
13447Dante LeonDante LeonWPts: 2x0No Gi Pan Am.ABSSF2017
13449Diego RamalhoDiego RamalhoWPts: 4x0No Gi Pan Am.ABSF2017
13528Oliver GeddesOliver GeddesWArmbarLondon Fall Open94KGSF2017
13529Nicolas PenzerWPointsLondon Fall Open94KGF2017
13533Baruc BarriosWWristlockLondon Fall OpenABS4F2017
13534Sergio RiosWPts: 13x0London Fall OpenABSSF2017
13541Nicolas PenzerWPointsLondon Fall NG.OABS4F2017
13544Darragh OConaillDarragh OConaillWPts: 2x0London Fall NG.OABSSF2017
13545C. NegromonteC. NegromonteWPts: 0x0, AdvLondon Fall NG.OABSF2017

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