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Jared Dopp is an American born Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt under Rafael Lovato Junior, who has been regarded as one of the top athletes in the sport since the 2013 edition of the ADCC, where he beat the former champion Vinny Magalhaes and other seasoned competitors while being “just” a purple belt, (placing 4th overall) in the world’s most prestigious submission grappling tournament. As a brown belt Dopp improved on his previous ADCC mark, reaching a silver medal (2015) while also winning the World No-Gi and Pan American Championship. Dopp’s achievements are even more remarkable considering he reached all of them while training 2-3x per week while maintaining a position as a chemical engineer.

Jared Dopp Jiu Jitsu

Full Name: Jared Lynn Dopp

Nickname: N/A

Lineage: Mitsuyo Maeda > Carlos Gracie > Helio GracieCarlos Gracie Junior > Carlos Machado > Rafael Lovato Junior > Jared Dopp

Main Achievements:

  • 1st Place IBJJF Dallas Open (2015**)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Twin Cities Open (2018)
  • 2nd Place ADCC World Championship (2015)
  • 2nd Place ADCC World Championship NoGi (2016)
  • 4th place ADCC World Championship (2013)

Main Achievements (Colored Belts):

  • 1st Place IBJJF World Championship (2012 blue)
  • 1st Place IBJJF World Championship No-Gi (2014 brown, 2013 purple, 2012 blue)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Pans Championship (2015 brown, 2014 purple, 2012** blue)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF World Championship (2014/2013 purple)

* Absolute
** Weight and absolute

Favorite Position/Technique: Guard Passing

Weight Division: Peso Pesadíssimo (+ 100kg/221lbs)

Team/Association: Alliance

Jared Dopp Biography

Jared Dopp was born on April 3, 1989, in Tahlequah, Oklahoma – USA growing up in Commerce, also in OK.

Throughout his formation years, Dopp played a variety of sports and martial arts, including karate (where Dopp was awarded a black belt under instructor Scotty Baker) and (American) football, a game he played all the way to Midwestern State University, making a career as a linebacker.

Around 2005 Jared was introduced to jiu-jitsu, mainly the self-defense aspect of the martial art, in a class led by his cousin Mike (Mullin), who taught to the local police. These were more informal lessons without the use of the gi and with no sports orientation.

Jared only re-started jiu-jitsu again in 2008, this time dabbing his toes into the sporting side of the martial art. After a few months training Dopp decided to test for his blue belt, doing so at a Renato Tavares seminar in Norman, OK. He passed the test but moved to Wichita Falls, TX shortly after playing 2 more years football (college).

After he finished his football career Jared picked up on mixed martial arts (MMA) at a few different local gyms, where he met Griffin Phillips (2011) of Texoma BJJ, an affiliate gym of Rafael Lovato Junior. Griffin was the first coach to work with Jared on Brazilian jiu-jitsu and the sporting aspect of the martial art, instilling in Jared the desire to compete. It was this drive that led Jared to start training with at Lovato’s main academy with Rafael himself on May 2012.

Throughout his jiu-jitsu career as a colored belt, Jared trained 2-3 times per week, exception made to 2013 when Dopp upped his training to 5 times a week with additional 4-5 strength and conditioning sessions per week. The hard work paid off with Jared reaching the semi-finals of the ADCC, an unthinkable feat for a purple belt competing against the elite of the sport.

In 2014 Jared started his chemical engineering degree, returning to his twice a week routine. His competitive consistency was not affected by this as Dopp still managed to medal at the world’s top jiu-jitsu events with and without the gi as a brown belt. After medals at the “Worlds” (2014), Pan American (2015) and World No-Gi (2015) as well as a silver medal at the 2015 ADCC championships, Jared Dopp was awarded his black belt by Rafael Lovato Junior on the 6th of October 2015.

NOTE: About Jared Dopp's Record

The individual’s grappling record feature available on BJJ Heroes relates to matches in the adult black belt divisions. However, given the extraordinary success of Jared’s ADCC campaigns as a lower belt, and considering that the Abu Dhabi Combat Club is well recognized as the prime event in submission grappling, we have decided to add Dopp’s purple (2013) and brown belt (2015) runs to his record.

Jared Dopp Grappling Record

    14 (58%)
    3 (13%)
    3 (13%)
    2 (8%)
    2 (8%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)


Choke from back
Mounted triangle
    16 (48%)
    4 (12%)
    7 (21%)
    6 (18%)
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)


Calf slicer
Inside heel hook
Arm in guillotine

Jared Dopp Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
5037Joao RochaJoao RochaLPointsADCCO99KGSF2013
5039Roberto AbreuRoberto AbreuLPointsADCCO99KG3PLC2013
7881Orlando SanchezOrlando SanchezLReferee DecisionADCCO99KGF2015
8446Gustavo DiasGustavo DiasLPts: 2x2, AdvNoGi WorldsO100KG4F2015
8456Rodrigo FreitasRodrigo FreitasLPts: 6x6, AdvNoGi WorldsABSR12015
9050Mahamed AlyMahamed AlyLPts: 11x0Houston OpenO100KGF2016
9054Mahamed AlyMahamed AlyLFootlockHouston OpenABSSF2016
9313Daniel PriebeLN/APan American100KGR12016
9886Ezra LenonLPts: 6x0Respect ProABSSPF2016
10915Luiz PanzaLuiz PanzaLCalf slicerNoGi Worlds97KGF2016
10939Murilo SantanaMurilo SantanaLArmbarNoGi WorldsABSSF2016
11269Mahamed AlyMahamed AlyLPts: 17x14Grappling Pro 2120KGSF2016
11270J. FriedrichLInside heel hookGrappling Pro 2120KG3RD2016
12034Admilson GobiAdmilson GobiLPts: 4x2Pan AmericanABSR12017
12191Dany GerardDany GerardLPts: 15x2Pan American100KG8F2017
12867Eliot MarshallEliot MarshallLReferee DecisionF2W 34ABSSPF2017
13147Vitor ToledoVitor ToledoLReferee DecisionWorld Champ.100KG8F2017
13799Orlando SanchezOrlando SanchezLReferee DecisionADCC99+KGSF2017
13801Roberto AbreuRoberto AbreuLReferee DecisionADCC99+KG3RD2017
14659Joao RochaJoao RochaLPointsNoGi WorldsO97KGSF2017
14678Jackson SousaJackson SousaLPts: 0x0, AdvNoGi WorldsABS4F2017
15364Mahamed AlyMahamed AlyLPts: 16x0Pan American100KGSF2018
15521Gutemberg PereiraGutemberg PereiraLPts: 4x4, AdvChicago Sp. Open100KGF2018
15529Horlando MonteiroHorlando MonteiroLArmbarChicago Sp. OpenABSSF2018
15875Matt LeightonMatt LeightonLReferee DecisionSub SpectrumABSSPF2018
16507Mahamed AlyMahamed AlyLPts: 6x2World Champ.100KG8F2018
16536R. EvangelistaR. EvangelistaLPts: 5x0World Champ.ABSRD2018
16570B. LimaLPts: 2x0Copa PodioO94KGRR2018
18572Yuri SimoesYuri SimoesLPts: 19x0NoGi WorldsO97KG4F2018
18586John CombsJohn CombsLArm in guillotineNoGi WorldsABSR12018
21629Victor HugoVictor HugoLPts: 4x0ADCCO99KGR12019
21718Tim SpriggsTim SpriggsLGuillotineADCCABSR12019
23292John HansenLN/AKansas OpenO100KGSF2020
5026Amir AllamWPointsADCCO99KGR12013
5033Vinny MagalhaesVinny MagalhaesWPenADCCO99KG4F2013
5044Leo NogueiraLeo NogueiraWPts: 2x0ADCCABSR12013
7870Gabriel LucasGabriel LucasWPts: 2x0ADCCO99KGR12015
7877Rodrigo CavacaRodrigo CavacaWPts: 2x0ADCCO99KG4F2015
7879Joao RochaJoao RochaWPenADCCO99KGSF2015
9052Pedro AraujoPedro AraujoWChoke from backHouston OpenABS4F2016
10911Renato MoraesWPts: 4x0NoGi Worlds97KG4F2016
10913Muslim PatsarigovMuslim PatsarigovWPts: 0x0, AdvNoGi Worlds97KGSF2016
10935Gilbert BurnsGilbert BurnsWPts: 4x0NoGi WorldsABS4F2016
11265Vinny MagalhaesVinny MagalhaesWPts: 12x9Grappling Pro 2120KG4F2016
12212Eliot KellyEliot KellyWReferee DecisionF2W 28100KGSPF2017
12799Jimmy LugoWPts: 10x0Dallas Open100KGF2017
13790Abdulaev RuslanWMounted triangleADCC99+KGE12017
13795Vinny MagalhaesVinny MagalhaesWReferee DecisionADCC99+KG4F2017
14657Joseph MokuWPts: 3x0NoGi WorldsO97KG4F2017
14667Vagner RochaVagner RochaWPts: 0x0, AdvNoGi WorldsABSR12017
15527Dante LeonDante LeonWPts: 6x4Chicago Sp. OpenABS4F2018
16574Leonardo LaraLeonardo LaraWChoke from backCopa PodioO94KGRR2018
16579Horacio AntunesWPts: 6x0Copa PodioO94KGRR2018
17780Michael ZaniniWPointsTwin Cities OpenABS4F2018
17781Perez FigueiroaWPointsTwin Cities OpenABSSF2018
17782Piter FrankWPts: 0x0, AdvTwin Cities OpenABSF2018
18567Wilson AlmeidaWPts: 12x0NoGi WorldsO97KGR12018

Jared Dopp vs Ryne Sandhagen

Jared Dopp vs Mahamed Aly

Jared Dopp vs Vinny Magalhaes

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