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João Paulo Neto

João Paulo Neto

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João Paulo Neto (also referenced as Joao Goncalves) is a Brazilian jiu jitsu black belt under Mário Reis and Moacir Mendes Júnior, as well as a representative of the Alliance Academy in this sport’s international competitive circuit. Widely regarded as one of the top featherweights of his generation, Neto earned his reputation while competing in the lower ranks of BJJ by conquering medals at the World, Brazilian Nationals, Pan American and Abu Dhabi Grand Slam Championships.

João Paulo Neto Jiu Jitsu

Full Name: João Paulo Gonçalves Neto

Nickname: N/A

Lineage: Mitsuyo Maeda > Carlos Gracie > Helio Gracie > Álvaro Barreto > Sylvio Behring > Mário Reis (> Moacir Mendes Júnior) > João Paulo Neto

Main Achievements:

  • 1st Place UAEJJF Grand Slam – Rio de Janeiro (2017)
  • 1st Place UAEJJF Bento Gonçalves Pro (2017)
  • 2nd Place CBJJ Brazilian Nationals (2019)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF South Brazil Championship (2019**)

Main Achievements (Colored Belts):

  • 1st Place IBJJF World Championship (2017 brown)
  • 1st Place CBJJ Brazilian Nationals (2013 blue)
  • 1st Place UAEJJF Brazil National Pro (2016 brown, 2015 purple)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF World Championship (2015 purple)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF Pans Championship (2015 purple, 2014 blue)
  • 2nd Place CBJJ Brazilian Nationals (2015 purple)
  • 2nd Place UAEJJF Grand Slam – Rio de Janeiro (2016 purple)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF Pans Championship (2017 brown)
  • 3rd Place CBJJ Brazilian Nationals (2017 brown)

* Absolute
** Weight and absolute

Favorite Position/Technique: DLR Guard

Weight Division: Peso Pena (70,00 kg / 154.5 lbs)

Team/Association: Alliance

João Paulo Neto Biography

João Paulo Neto was born on May 4, 1995, in Porto Alegre – South of Brazil, though most of his infancy was spent in Canoas, a borough of Niterói, Rio de Janeiro.

It was in Canoas that João Paulo was initiated in martial arts, through judo at the age of 11. Highly dedicated to the Japanese art of throwing, training and competing regularly Neto climbed the ranks quickly and reached the level of brown belt by the age of 13.

Around that same age (13) João Neto was a victim of a street mugging in which he was physically assaulted. This altercation changed his training mindset as he looked for a more self defense oriented discipline, finding what he was looking in jiu jitsu.

A well known black belt in both jiu jitsu and judo, Moacir Mendes was Neto’s first instructor, one that stood by João through every belt. Given that João’s family was from Porto Alegre, he visited the popular city regularly and even as a white belt he took advantage of this situation by training regularly at Mário Reis‘ PA Alliance Academy.

João Paulo Neto’s realised jiu jitsu was his calling in life early on and as a blue belt became fully focussed on this sport/martial art, training and competing as his full time occupation while adding a job as an instructor at Mário Reis’ academy after being promoted to brown belt.

2017 was an incredible competitive year for João Paulo, who conquered medals in the top 3 International Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Federation tournaments (Brazilian Nationals, Pan American and World Championships). These tremendous achievements earned Neto his black belt from the hands of coaches Moacir and Reis on July 2 that year.

Joao Neto Grappling Record

32 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    13 (41%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    4 (13%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    13 (41%)
  • BY DECISION
    2 (6%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

13 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Choke from back
54
7
#86e620
Triangle
23
3
#5AD3D1
Armbar
8
1
#d1212a
Toe hold
8
1
#fad11b
Brabo choke
8
1
13
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
9 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    3 (33%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    3 (33%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    2 (22%)
  • BY DECISION
    1 (11%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

2 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
North south choke
50
1
#86e620
Choke from back
50
1
2
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Joao Neto Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
15846Paulo MiyaoPaulo MiyaoLPts: 3x0WP Br Qualifier69KG4F2018
16227Brandon WalenskyBrandon WalenskyLPts: 2x0World Champ.70KGR12018
18635Alex SodreAlex SodreLPts: 2x0South Brazilian70KGSF2019
18670Vinicius TratorVinicius TratorLNorth south chokeSouth BrazilianABSF2019
18985Paulo MiyaoPaulo MiyaoLPts: 2x2, AdvGrand Slam LDN69KGSF2019
19029Gabriel SousaGabriel SousaLPts: 0x0, AdvKing of Mats69KGRR2019
19438Pedro ValencaLReferee DecisionCuritiba Pro70KGF2019
19762Isaac DoederleinIsaac DoederleinLChoke from backBrasileiro70KGF2019
20089Leo SaggioroLeo SaggioroLPts: 2x2, AdvWorld Champ.70KGR22019
13999Rodrigo DiasWReferee DecisionBento Ribeiro Pro77KGSF2017
14000Gustavo TellesWTriangleBento Ribeiro Pro77KGF2017
14001Gustavo TellesWArmbarBento Ribeiro ProU77KGSF2017
14002Richard FilhoWPts: 4x0Bento Ribeiro ProU77KGF2017
14164Raphael CadenaWPts: 2x0Grand Slam RJ69KG8F2017
14167Julio RufinoWChoke from backGrand Slam RJ69KG4F2017
14168Pedro NetoWChoke from backGrand Slam RJ69KGSF2017
14170Rafael MansurRafael MansurWTriangleGrand Slam RJ69KGF2017
15845Thiago DutraWPts: 4x0WP Br Qualifier69KGR12018
18368Vitor MatosWN/APorto Alegre Open76KGSF2018
18369Matheus LinharesWN/APorto Alegre Open76KGF2018
18632Osmar TellesWN/ASouth Brazilian70KG4F2019
18663Rafael MessageWAdvSouth BrazilianABSR12019
18665Rafael MessageWChoke from backSouth BrazilianABS4F2019
18669Agnaldo SilveiraWChoke from backSouth BrazilianABSSF2019
18980Lee TingWPts: 2x0Grand Slam LDN69KGR12019
18988Victor MatosWPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam LDN69KGRPC2019
18989Tiago BravoTiago BravoWPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam LDN69KG3RD2019
19023Nobuhiro SawadaNobuhiro SawadaWPts: 3x0King of Mats69KGRR2019
19025Lee TingWPts: 2x0King of Mats69KGRR2019
19027Hiago GeorgeHiago GeorgeWReferee DecisionKing of Mats69KGRR2019
19239Lucas SilvaWPts: 0x0, AdvFloripa Fall Open70KGSF2019
19240Osmar TellesWTriangleFloripa Fall Open70KGF2019
19331Gabriel AzevedoWChoke from backRio Fall Open70KG4F2019
19333Antonio FelixWChoke from backRio Fall Open70KGSF2019
19335Yago RodriguesWChoke from backRio Fall Open70KGF2019
19434Pedro DiasPedro DiasWN/ACuritiba Pro70KG4F2019
19752Pedro PetronioWPointsBrasileiro70KGR22019
19755John LennoWToe holdBrasileiro70KGR32019
19757Davi CarlosWPointsBrasileiro70KG4F2019
19761Breno CelioWPts: 2x0Brasileiro70KGSF2019
20082Orlando AndavizaWBrabo chokeWorld Champ.70KGR12019
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