Jeferson Guaresi is a Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt under Cicero Costha and Murilo Santana, who is one of the main representatives of the PSLPB and Unity Jiu-Jitsu Academies in the sport’s international circuit. Guaresi made his name while competing in a variety of grappling tournaments and rulesets, though is notorious for his achievements in the International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation (IBJJF) circuit.
Jeferson Guaresi Jiu-Jitsu
Full Name: Jeferson Guaresi
- 1st Place IBJJF Pan Championship NoGi (2019)
- 1st Place IBJJF European Open NoGi (2019)
- 3rd Place IBJJF World Championship NoGi (2019)
Main Achievements (Colored Belts):
- 1st Place UAEJJF Abu Dhabi World Pro (2019 brown)
- 1st Place IBJJF World Championship NoGi (2017 purple)
- 1st Place IBJJF New York Pro (2017 purple)
- 1st Place IBJJF San Diego Pro (2017 purple)
- 2nd Place IBJJF World Championship (2016 blue)
- 2nd Place IBJJF Pan Championship (2017 purple)
- 2nd Place IBJJF Pan Championship NoGi (2018 purple)
- 2nd Place ADCC São Paulo Trials (2019)
- 3rd Place IBJJF Pan Championship NoGi (2018* purple)
Favorite Position/Technique: Open Guard
Weight Division: Peso Pena (70,00 kg / 154.5 lbs)
Team/Association: Unity – PSLPB
Jeferson Guaresi Biography
Jeferson Guaresi was born on June 01, 1998, in Rolim de Moura a city located on the Brazilian state of Rondonia, in the northern region of the vast South American country.
Prior to jiu-jitsu, during his childhood, Jeferson played football (soccer) at a state level, in the goalkeeper’s role. Although short for the position, Guaresi’s athleticism and hard working ethics helped him and the team conquer many regional tournaments.
As an 11-year-old Jeferson added jiu-jitsu to his daily sporting routine, influenced by a few close friends who already grappled in Rafael Godoi’s gym, a man who would also be Guaresi’s first instructor and the man who incentivized Jeferson towards competition, believing in the youngster’s full potential.
With time the relationship between Godoi and Guaresi grew, and coach Rafael established himself as a fundamental piece in Jeferson’s upbringing. In 2015, after a lesser performance at the Brazilian Nationals (CBJJ), Rafael pressed on Jeferson to make a decision on whether to take his career to a professional level or take a different path with his life. Fully embedded in grappling culture already, Guaresi chose jiu-jitsu. Believing in Jeferson’s desire to take it to the “next-level”, Godoi then introduced Guaresi to Cicero Costha, one of the best jiu-jitsu instructors in Brazil, who lead the biggest jiu-jitsu talent factory in the world at that time. After this initial introduction, Jeferson moved to São Paulo (2015) to train full time at Cicero’s famous camp, PSLPB, staying there for 2 years.
Jeferson earned his brown belt from the hands of Cicero Costha, after which he started visiting the Unity Academy in New York City, a gym with a strong connection to Cicero Costha, sharing several athletes between the two training camps. This Cicero Costha / Unity coalition would unite to award Jeferson Guaresi his black belt in mid-2019.
Jeferson Guaresi Grappling Record
- BY DQ
4 SUBMISSIONS WINS
- BY DQ
0 SUBMISSION LOSSES
Jeferson Guaresi Fight History
|21029||L. Protasio||L||Pts: 4x2||Kasai Pro 6||70KG||SPF||2019|
|21607||Jonnatas GracieJonnatas Gracie||L||Points||Templum FN||ABS||SPF||2019|
|22170||Max GimenisMax Gimenis||L||Referee Decision||NYC Fall Open||ABS||4F||2019|
|22367||Jaime CanutoJaime Canuto||L||Referee Decision||NoGi Worlds||79KG||SF||2019|
|21212||Kalil Muriel||W||Pts: 7x0||No Gi Pan Am.||79KG||R1||2019|
|21215||Garreth Lavaggi||W||Armbar||No Gi Pan Am.||79KG||4F||2019|
|21219||Johnny TamaJohnny Tama||W||Pts: 0x0, Adv||No Gi Pan Am.||79KG||F||2019|
|21728||Jack Cronin||W||Triangle armbar||European NoGi||79KG||R1||2019|
|21729||Burak Sarman||W||Pts: 10x0||European NoGi||79KG||4F||2019|
|21732||Sean McDonagh||W||Pts: 16x0||European NoGi||79KG||SF||2019|
|21733||Diego RamalhoDiego Ramalho||W||Pts: 8x0||European NoGi||79KG||F||2019|
|22121||Oliver Lovell||W||Points||Madrid Open||76KG||SF||2019|
|22122||Adria Pérez||W||Choke from back||Madrid Open||76KG||F||2019|
|22124||Lee Renaut||W||N/A||Madrid Open||ABS||SF||2019|
|22126||Bruno LimaBruno Lima||W||Pts: 2x2, Adv||Madrid Open||ABS||F||2019|
|22353||Guthiery Barbosa||W||North south choke||NoGi Worlds||79KG||R1||2019|
|22364||Jonathan SatavaJonathan Satava||W||Referee Decision||NoGi Worlds||79KG||4F||2019|