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James Puopolo is a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu black belt under Rafael Lovato Junior who became one of the most highly regarded American submission grapplers in the BJJ circuit having won several important tournaments at a national and international level.

James Puopolo Jiu Jitsu

Full Name: James Puopolo

Lineage: Mitsuyo Maeda > Carlos Gracie (Sr.) > Helio GracieCarlos Gracie Junior > Carlos Machado > Rafael Lovato Junior > James Puopolo

Main Achievements:

  • ADCC US Trials Champion (2009/2011)
  • IBJJF World Championship 2nd Place (2016)
  • IBJJF Pan Championship 2nd Place (2015)
  • IBJJF World No-Gi Championship 3rd Place (2015)

Main Achievements (Colored Belts):

  • IBJJF World Champion (2009 purple)
  • IBJJF Pan American Champion (2011 brown, 2009 purple)
  • Grapplers Quest Open Weight Champion (2010 & 2009 brown)
  • US Nationals Champion (2010** brown)
  • UAEJJF World Pro Cup Trials Champion (2011 black/brown)
  • ADCC Northwest Trials Champion (2009)
  • IBJJF American No-Gi Nationals Champion (2008 purple)
  • IBJJF World Championship 2nd Place (2007 blue)
  • IBJJF Pan American Championship 2nd Place (2011* brown)
  • IBJJF World Championship 3rd Place (2008 purple, 2010** brown)
  • IBJJF World No-Gi Championship 3rd Place (2010, 2009 brown)

* Absolute
** Weight and absolute

Favorite Position/Technique: X-Guard, Butterfly Guard, Kneebar

Weight Division: Super Pesado (100kg/221lbs)

Team/Association: Gracie Humaita

James Puopolo Biography

James Puopolo started training Jiu Jitsu on January 2005, shortly after he finished High School. James had played for his high school basketball team and wanted to pick up boxing, though his father influenced him to take Brazilian Jiu Jitsu instead after watching a few of the early UFC’s.

Training under Rafael Lovato Junior while maintaining a career as a math’s teacher, James Puopolo managed to become one of the top grapplers in the country. He also trained extensively with Ben Baxter and the Ribeiro brothers (Saulo and Xande), reaching his black belt status on October 2011, receiving his belt from Rafael Lovato Junior.

James Puopolo Grappling Record

57 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    17 (30%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    0 (0%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    38 (67%)
  • BY DECISION
    2 (4%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

38 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Kneebar
42
16
#86e620
Armbar
16
6
#5AD3D1
Cross choke
8
3
#d1212a
Guillotine
5
2
#fad11b
Choke from back
5
2
#f58822
Mounted X choke
5
2
#224aba
Triangle
5
2
#ff9124
Katagatame
3
1
#bf1f6c
Choke
3
1
#22c9a5
RNC
3
1
#fad223
Calf slicer
3
1
#03861f
Armlock
3
1
38
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
54 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    21 (39%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    5 (9%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    23 (43%)
  • BY DECISION
    5 (9%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

23 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
Armbar
17
4
#86e620
Toe Hold
13
3
#5AD3D1
Choke from back
13
3
#d1212a
Footlock
9
2
#fad11b
RNC
9
2
#f58822
Clock choke
4
1
#224aba
Inside heel hook
4
1
#ff9124
Verbal tap
4
1
#bf1f6c
Ezekiel
4
1
#22c9a5
Kneebar
4
1
#fad223
Ankle lock
4
1
#03861f
Triangle
4
1
#039a1f
Arm in guillotine
4
1
#03b41f
50/50 armbar
4
1
23
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

James Puopolo Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
3535Bernardo FariaBernardo FariaLArmbarPan AmericanABS4F2012
3630Joao AssisJoao AssisLToe HoldPan AmericanO100KG4F2012
3698Marcel FortunaMarcel FortunaLPointsSF Open100KGF2012
3713Andre GalvaoAndre GalvaoLClock chokeSD World TrialsABSSF2012
3884Rodolfo VieiraRodolfo VieiraLChoke from backWorld Champ.ABSR22012
4095Antonio CarlosAntonio CarlosLPointsWorld Champ.100KGR22012
4232Bernardo FariaBernardo FariaLPointsNoGi Worlds100KG4F2012
4243DJ JacksonDJ JacksonLPts: 0x0, AdvNoGi WorldsABSR12012
4372Marcus AlmeidaMarcus AlmeidaLToe holdSD Pro TrialsO92KGF2013
4484Orlando SanchezOrlando SanchezLAdvPan AmericanABSR12013
4722R. EvangelistaR. EvangelistaLN/AWorld Champ.ABSRDS2013
4915Vitor OliveiraVitor OliveiraLPointsAmerican NationalsABSSF2013
4924AJ AgazarmAJ AgazarmLPts: 9x4NoGi American Nat.ABS4F2013
4996Kamil UminskiLFootlockADCC99KGR12013
5066Ricardo RezendeRicardo RezendeLToe holdWorld ExpoABSF2013
5091Leandro LoLeandro LoLAdvNoGi WorldsABSSF2013
5154Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusLRNCFIVE Rd RobinABSRR2013
5155Jackson SousaJackson SousaLPts: 8x0FIVE Rd RobinABSRR2013
5158Garry TononGarry TononLInside heel hookFIVE Rd RobinABSRR2013
5274Murilo SantanaMurilo SantanaLPointsPan AmericanABSR32014
5371Thiago DeclavoLVerbal tapPan American100KGR12014
5483Jackson SousaJackson SousaLPts: 7x0FIVE OregonABSF2014
5805Rodolfo VieiraRodolfo VieiraLChoke from backWorld Champ.100KG4F2014
5869Jackson SousaJackson SousaLChoke from backDallas OpenABSF2014
5971Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusLPts: 8x2NoGi WorldsABS4F2014
6018Luiz PanzaLuiz PanzaLFootlockNoGi Worlds100KGSF2014
6226Jordan HaymanLPointsFive NAICABSNA2014
6240Yuri SimoesYuri SimoesLEzekielLong Beach ProO94KGF2014
6710Leandro LoLeandro LoLPts: 13x0Pan AmericanABSR32015
6840Alexander TransAlexander TransLKneebarPan AmericanO100KGF2015
7447Yuri SimoesYuri SimoesLPts: 7x4World Champ.100KG4F2015
7575Evandro NunesEvandro NunesLPointsAmerican Nat.O100KGSF2015
7709Yuri SimoesYuri SimoesLPts: 6x2FIVE SLABS4F2015
8214Lucio RodriguesLucio RodriguesLAdvGrand Slam LAO94KG4F2015
8226Andre CamposLReferee DecisionGrand Slam LAABS4F2015
8410Joao AssisJoao AssisLAnkle lockNoGi Worlds97KGSF2015
9289Igor SchneiderIgor SchneiderLPts: 6x4Pan AmericanO100KG4F2016
9319Luiz PanzaLuiz PanzaLArmbarPan AmericanABS8F2016
9998Marcus AlmeidaMarcus AlmeidaLArmbarWorld Champ.O100KGF2016
10015R. EvangelistaR. EvangelistaLPts: 6x2World Champ.ABSR22016
10798Joao RochaJoao RochaLReferee DecisionF2W Pro 17100KGSPF2016
12865Gabriel LucasGabriel LucasLReferee DecisionF2W Pro 35O100KGSPF2017
12875Tanner RiceTanner RiceLArmbarWorld Champ.ABSR12017
13067Joao RochaJoao RochaLPts: 4x0World Champ.O100KG4F2017
14236Max GimenisLPts: 4x0BJJ NY Pro94KG4F2017
16244Fernando ReisFernando ReisLRNCWorld Champ.100KG8F2018
16373Horlando MonteiroHorlando MonteiroLPts: 6x2American Nat.ABSF2018
16503Max GimenisMax GimenisLPointsNY BJJ ProO94KGSF2018
16616Gustavo EliasGustavo EliasLReferee DecisionW.S.O.G.O81KGSF2018
17972Michael LieraMichael LieraLTriangleDenver OpenABSSF2018
18177Kaynan DuarteKaynan DuarteLArm in guillotineNoGi Worlds97KGF2018
18383Helton JoseHelton JoseLPts: 0x0, AdvEuropean Open100KG4F2019
18385Helton JoseHelton JoseL50/50 armbarEuropean Open100KGSF2019
19023Tanner RiceTanner RiceLReferee DecisionPan American100KG4F2019
3512Felipe MatosWN/APan AmericanABSR12012
3529Abmar BarbosaAbmar BarbosaWPts: 9x0Pan AmericanABSR22012
3697Leo MachadoWN/ASF Open100KGSF2012
3710Baret YoshidaBaret YoshidaWPts: 5x0SD World TrialsABS4F2012
3873Marcelo MafraMarcelo MafraWReferee DecisionWorld Champ.ABSR22012
4092Fernando PieroFernando PieroWKneebarWorld Champ.100KGR12012
4686Ronaldo CarlosWKneebarWorld Champ.ABSRDS2013
4707Alexandre CeconiAlexandre CeconiWPts: 3x0World Champ.ABSRDS2013
5055Eliot KellyEliot KellyWKneebarWorld ExpoABSGP2013
5058Ricardo RezendeRicardo RezendeWKneebarWorld ExpoABSGP2013
5059Alessandro FerreiraWArmbarWorld ExpoABSGP2013
5061Travis StevensWKneebarWorld ExpoABSGP2013
5065Nathan MendelsohnNathan MendelsohnWPts: 4x0World ExpoABSSF2013
5085Tom deBlassTom deBlassWKneebarNoGi Worlds100KGSF2013
5086Eliot KellyEliot KellyWGuillotineNoGi Worlds100KGF2013
5160Beneil DariushBeneil DariushWKatagatameFIVE Rd RobinABSRR2013
5263AJ AgazarmAJ AgazarmWChoke from backPan AmericanABSR22014
5473Tom McMahonWPts: 9x2FIVE OntarioABSF2014
5474Tom McMahonWKneebarFIVE OntarioO100KGF2014
5475Matt McDonaldWKneebarFIVE Ont. 2 NGO100KGF2014
5476Matt McDonaldWGuillotineFIVE Ont. 2 NGABSF2014
5477Amir YafawiWKneebarFIVE Ontario 2O100KGF2014
5481Filip G MatosWMounted X chokeFIVE OregonABSSF2014
5868Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoWChokeDallas OpenABSSF2014
6015Steven PattersonWRNCNoGi Worlds100KG4F2014
6223Malachy FriedmanWArmbarFive NAICABSNA2014
6224Marcel GoncalvesMarcel GoncalvesWPts: 5x2Five NAICABSNA2014
6225Daniel AzevedoDaniel AzevedoWPointsFive NAICABSNA2014
6699Jurandir ConceicaoJurandir ConceicaoWPts: 7x0Pan AmericanABSR22015
6828Jose dos SantosWCross chokePan AmericanO100KGR12015
6835Abraham MarteAbraham MarteWPts: 7x4Pan AmericanO100KG4F2015
6838Evandro NunesEvandro NunesWPts: 9x0Pan AmericanO100KGSF2015
7549Kelly EliotWTriangleUS No Gi Nat.ABSF2015
7954Ricardo FelicianoRicardo FelicianoWChoke from backSanta Cruz ProO94KGSF2015
7955Tanner RiceTanner RiceWKneebarSanta Cruz ProO94KGF2015
8408Lucas RochaLucas RochaWKneebarNoGi Worlds97KG4F2015
9309Manuel DiazWKneebarPan AmericanABSR22016
9989Mahamad AlyWPts: 9x2World Champ.O100KGR12016
9994Carlos FariasCarlos FariasWPts: 2x0World Champ.O100KG4F2016
9997R. EvangelistaR. EvangelistaWPts: 15x0World Champ.O100KGSF2016
10405Luis RubalcavaWCross chokeF2W Pro 11100KGSPF2016
13061Felipe BezerraFelipe BezerraWArmbarWorld Champ.O100KG8F2017
13225James FosterWKneebarF2W Pro 39100KGSPF2017
13621Bryant PangelinanWTrianglePassion 4ABSSPF2017
16362Kaio CesarWArmbarAmerican Nat.100KGSF2018
16363Wellington PerottoWCalf slicerAmerican Nat.100KGF2018
16369Arin AdjamianWArmlockAmerican Nat.ABS4F2018
16372Wellington PerottoWKneebarAmerican Nat.ABSSF2018
16605Nathan BarretoWKneebarW.S.O.G.O81KGR12018
16610Victor OliveiraWCross chokeW.S.O.G.O81KG8F2018
16618Tarsis HumphreysTarsis HumphreysWReferee DecisionW.S.O.G.O81KG3RD2018
16729Daniel PriebeWArmbarSeattle Open100KGF2018
17971Jeffrey AkeWN/ADenver OpenABS4F2018
18173Jorge EscuderoWKneebarNoGi Worlds97KGR12018
18176Eliot KellyEliot KellyWPts: 2x0NoGi Worlds97KGSF2018
18382Marek ZbrogWMounted X chokeEuropean Open100KG4F2019
19022Rafael VasconcelosRafael VasconcelosWArmbarPan American100KG8F2019

James Puopolo vs Arman Barros

James Puopolo vs Ricardo Bufarra

James Puopolo vs Matt Owen

 

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