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John Combs is an American-born Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt under the illustrious Amal Easton, being one of the top athletes produced inside the Easton Training Centre in Colorado. A former collegiate wrestler, Combs started making an impact in jiu-jitsu as a purple belt by conquering medals in important tournaments such as the IBJJF World and Pan American Championships. A standard he maintained as he progressed through the ranks of the sport.

John Combs Jiu-Jitsu

Full Name: John Taylor Combs

Nickname: n/a

Lineage: C. Gracie > Helio Gracie > Carlos Gracie Jr. > Renzo Gracie > Amal Easton > John Combs

Main Achievements:

  • 1st Place ADCC US WC Trials (2019)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Denver Open (2018**)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Austin Open (2017)
  • 1st Place UAEJJF Grand Slam No-Gi, LA (2016)
  • 2nd Place FIVE Super League (2016)
  • 2nd Place Guatemala Open (2016)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF Pans Championship NOGI (2021)

Main Achievements (Colored Belts):

  • 1st Place IBJJF Pans Championship (2016 brown)
  • 1st Place UAEJJF US National Pro (2016** brown)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Las Vegas Open (2016 brown)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF Las Vegas Open (2016* brown)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF World Championship (2014/2015 purple)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF Pan Championship (2015 purple, 2016* brown)

* Absolute
** Weight and absolute

Favorite Position/Technique: Guillotine

Weight Division: Peso Médio (82kg/181lbs)

Team/Association: Easton Training Centre

John Combs Biography

John Combs was born on April 7, 1991, in Cleveland, OH – United States of America, though he moved to Agoura Hills – California early on, where he grew up.

Although John had a few karate lessons during his childhood, wrestling was his first sporting passion, a discipline he started as a skinny 14-year-old. Combs’ first steps as a wrestler were done in the 130 lbs division, though he moved up in weight with every passing year, finishing his junior college career (2012) as a 165 lbs athlete. During this period John Combs placed 4th NCWA Nationals (2011) making him an All-American Wrestler.

Combs’ introduction to jiu-jitsu took part in 2007, though at the time his focus was totally geared towards wrestling, and as a consequence, his BJJ experience fell through quickly. John returned to gi work in January 2010, after his friend Jonathan Lipnicki (who trained BJJ) challenged him to a wrestling match. In this friendly contest, Combs quickly took his friend down and proceeded to pin him, but that didn’t stop Jonathan who managed to sink a kimura lock on Combs. That submission sold John to jiu-jitsu.

During his high school, John trained jiu-jitsu irregularly. It was only while already attending the University of Colorado Boulder that he joined the Easton Training Centre, this way being introduced to an outlined grappling program.

Going up through the ranks at ETC, Combs was awarded all belts by different coaches inside the team, including former UFC light heavyweight contender Eliot Marshal, who promoted John to blue belt. Also James Smith (purple), Mike Tousignant (brown), and lastly, the team’s leader Amal Easton, who led John’s black belt ceremony in June 2016, after an incredible campaign as brown belt.

John Combs Guillotine Instructional

John Combs Grappling Record

79 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    10 (13%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    1 (1%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    59 (75%)
  • BY DECISION
    8 (10%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY EBI/OT
    1 (1%)

59 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Guillotine
36
21
#86e620
RNC
15
9
#5AD3D1
Arm in guillotine
14
8
#d1212a
Armbar
10
6
#fad11b
Choke from back
7
4
#f58822
Triangle
5
3
#224aba
Darce choke
3
2
#ff9124
Katagatame
3
2
#bf1f6c
Reverse triangle
2
1
#22c9a5
Flying triangle
2
1
#fad223
Botinha
2
1
#03861f
Kimura
2
1
59
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
52 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    18 (35%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    1 (2%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    24 (46%)
  • BY DECISION
    7 (13%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY EBI/OT
    2 (4%)

24 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
Inside heel hook
17
4
#86e620
Guillotine
17
4
#5AD3D1
Choke from back
13
3
#d1212a
Armbar
13
3
#fad11b
Kneebar
8
2
#f58822
Estima lock
4
1
#224aba
Choke f/ omoplata
4
1
#ff9124
Armlock
4
1
#bf1f6c
Footlock
4
1
#22c9a5
Ezekiel
4
1
#fad223
Kimura
4
1
#03861f
Dead orchard
4
1
#039a1f
Mounted triangle
4
1
24
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

John Combs Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
10156Diego BorgesDiego BorgesLPts: 4x0Copa Podio86KGGP2016
10166Claudio CalasansClaudio CalasansLGuillotineCopa Podio86KGGP2016
10171Erberth SantosErberth SantosLMounted triangleCopa Podio86KGGP2016
10367Josh HingerJosh HingerLArmbarCh. Summer Open82KGSF2016
10376Josh HingerJosh HingerLArmbarCh. Summer OpenABS4F2016
10436Brian MoriziLChoke from backGrand Slam LA77KGR12016
10698G. BatistaLPts: 11x2Guatemala OpenO76KGF2016
11119DJ JacksonDJ JacksonLGuillotineF2W 1882KGSPF2016
11273Edwin NajmiEdwin NajmiLEstima lock5 Super League77KGF2016
11310Yan LucasYan LucasLPts: 5x2Long Beach OpenABS4F2016
11982AJ AgazarmAJ AgazarmLPts: 2x0LA National Pro77KG4F2017
12189Clark GracieClark GracieLChoke f/ omoplataPan American82KG8F2017
12496Ian MurrayLInside heel hookADCC WC Trials77KGR22017
12685Andris BrunovskisAndris BrunovskisLKneebarF2W 3182KGSPF2017
12979Gilbert BurnsGilbert BurnsLEBI/OTSUG 488KGSPF2017
13340Marcio AndreMarcio AndreLPointsAmerican Nats76KGSF2017
13367Daniel HamptonLChoke from backAmerican NatsABSR12017
13483Joao RochaJoao RochaLArmbarAustin OpenABS4F2017
13638Thomas KeenanLReferee DecisionF2W 4582KGSPF2017
13762Manuel RibamarManuel RibamarLPts: 4x2San Diego Pro82KGR12017
13799Renato CanutoRenato CanutoLPts: 2x0Grand Slam LA77KG4F2017
13808Yan LucasYan LucasLPts: 2x0Grand Slam LA77KG3RD2017
14389Jonathan SatavaJonathan SatavaLPts: 10x0GT Open82KGSPF2017
14499Diego RamalhoDiego RamalhoLReferee DecisionF2W 5682KGSPF2017
14667AJ AgazarmAJ AgazarmLPts: 2x0NoGi Worlds73KG4F2017
14862Renato CanutoRenato CanutoLPts: 4x2European OpenABSR12018
14903Michael LanghiMichael LanghiLArmlockEuropean Open76KGR12018
15012Kauan BarbozaKauan BarbozaLReferee DecisionLA Open82KGSF2018
15026Gustavo BatistaGustavo BatistaLFootlockLA OpenABS4F2018
15345Leandro LoLeandro LoLPts: 6x0Pan AmericanABSR22018
15386Vitor OliveiraVitor OliveiraLPts: 6x0Pan American76KGR12018
15713Enrico CoccoEnrico CoccoLInside heel hookF2W 6877KGSPF2018
17557Victor SilverioVictor SilverioLReferee DecisionGrand Slam LA77KGR12018
18697Roberto AbreuRoberto AbreuLPts: 4x2NoGi WorldsABSR22018
19573Levi JonesLevi JonesLChoke from backPan American76KG8F2019
20403Gialysson FreitasGialysson FreitasLPts: 14x2Atlanta SPO82KGF2019
20485Michael LieraMichael LieraLPts: 9x2Denver Open82KGF2019
20604Lucas LepriLucas LepriLEzekielWorld Champ.76KGR22019
21832DJ JacksonDJ JacksonLPts: 5x0ADCC77KGR12019
22492Jonnatas GracieJonnatas GracieLEBI/OTBJJ FanaticsABSR12019
23488Oliver TazaOliver TazaLInside heel hookBJJ Fanatics GP77KGSF2020
23736Valdir AraujoValdir AraujoLPts: 4x2Jitz King84KG4F2020
23770Roberto JimenezRoberto JimenezLKimura3CG Kumite III81KGSF2020
23779Andrew WiltseAndrew WiltseLReferee DecisionF2W 14682KGSPF2020
23861Carlos SouzaLKneebarSUBVERSIV 382KG4F2020
24990William TackettWilliam TackettLReferee DecisionF2W 16084KGSPF2021
25731PJ BarchPJ BarchLInside heel hookEmerald City84KGSF2021
26106Andrew WiltseAndrew WiltseLPts: 0x0, AdvNoGi Pan Am.85KGSF2021
26567Mica GalvaoMica GalvaoLGuillotine3CG MW GP85KG4F2021
28789Alan SanchezAlan SanchezLGuillotineADCC EC Trials77KGR42021
30812Alan SanchezAlan SanchezLDead orchardEBI 1977KG4F2022
31336AJ AgazarmAJ AgazarmLReferee DecisionADCC WC Trials77KGR42022
10164Danilo BorovicWPts: 12x4Copa Podio86KGGP2016
10225Hayward CharlesWGuillotineF2W 782KGSPF2016
10366Jonathan CorreaWArmbarCh. Summer Open82KG4F2016
10466Sergio SilvaWGuillotineG. Slam NG LA83KGF2016
10683Richie MartinezRichie MartinezWArmbarGuatemala Open82KGSPF2016
10696UnknownWGuillotineGuatemala OpenO76KG4F2016
10697UnknownWRNCGuatemala OpenO76KGSF2016
11269Brian MoriziWGuillotine5 Super League77KG4F2016
11272Sean RobertsSean RobertsWReferee Decision5 Super League77KGSF2016
11306Yan LucasYan LucasWGuillotineLong Beach Open82KGSF2016
11307Piter FrankWArmbarLong Beach Open82KGF2016
11873Steve PattersonWArmbarF2W 2682KGSPF2017
12178Marcos TinocoMarcos TinocoWGuillotinePan American82KGR12017
12483Chris HargettWGuillotineADCC WC Trials77KGR12017
13337Victor de MatosWReverse triangleAmerican Nats76KG4F2017
13477David RaabDavid RaabWGuillotineAustin Open82KGSF2017
13478Igor PaivaIgor PaivaWFlying triangleAustin Open82KGF2017
13807Mateus GarciaWChoke from backGrand Slam LA77KGRR2017
14390UnknownWArm in guillotineGT OpenABS4F2017
14391Aloisio P.WChoke from backGT OpenABSSF2017
14658Luis HenriqueWGuillotineNoGi Worlds73KGR12017
14664Daniel SethWDarce chokeNoGi Worlds73KGR22017
15009Douglas KallinWArm in guillotineLA Open82KG4F2018
15023Nichollas GreneWPts: 2x0LA OpenABSR12018
15059Alexis AlduncinAlexis AlduncinWBotinhaMexico Pro77KGSF2018
15060Alberto SerranoWArm in guillotineMexico Pro77KGF2018
15340Charles McGuireWArmbarPan AmericanABSR12018
15985Bruno MachadoWReferee DecisionDenver Open82KGSF2018
15986Gabriel RochaWReferee DecisionDenver Open82KGF2018
15992Hugo ValdemarWGuillotineDenver OpenABSR12018
15994Rafael VasconcelosRafael VasconcelosWGuillotineDenver OpenABS4F2018
15995Marcus WilsonWChoke from backDenver OpenABSSF2018
16404Aleksandar RajajicWReferee DecisionF2W 7482KGSPF2018
16744Brandon BergeronWArm in guillotineF2W 7882KGSPF2018
18691Jared DoppJared DoppWArm in guillotineNoGi WorldsABSR12018
19073Tom GallicchioWTriangleADCC WC Trials77KGR12019
19076Kevin MelendrezWRNCADCC WC Trials77KGR22019
19080Ryan FillingameWRNCADCC WC Trials77KGR32019
19083Max RohskopfWRNCADCC WC Trials77KG4F2019
19087Stephen SimmsWPts: 3x2ADCC WC Trials77KGSF2019
19088W. TacketWGuillotineADCC WC Trials77KGF2019
19571Felipe LinharesFelipe LinharesWPts: 14x2Pan American76KGR12019
20402Jake MackenzieJake MackenzieWPts: 4x4, AdvAtlanta SPO82KGSF2019
20483Thomas KeenanWChoke from backDenver Open82KGSF2019
20590Jeremy JacksonJeremy JacksonWPts: 6x4World Champ.76KGR12019
20961Dan MartinezWPts: 14x2Jitz King85KGSPF2019
23140Kody SteeleKody SteeleWRNCJitzKing82KGSPF2020
23175Pedro RochaPedro RochaWArm in guillotineKasai Pro 784KGSPF2020
23484Matheus GonzagaMatheus GonzagaWArm in guillotineBJJ Fanatics GP77KG4F2020
23731Jake WatsonJake WatsonWGuillotineJitz King84KGR12020
23767P. LeclercWPoints3CG Kumite III81KG4F2020
23800Aaron WilsonWArm in guillotineF2W 14779KGSPF2020
23846Ruben RiveraWKimuraF2W 15080KGSPF2020
23852Henrique NobregaWReferee DecisionSUBVERSIV 382KGR12020
24269T. CellamareWRNCSubversiv 481KGR12020
24280Hugo MarquesHugo MarquesWTriangleSubversiv 481KG4F2020
24285Kody SteeleKody SteeleWReferee DecisionSubversiv 481KGSF2020
24290Nick RonanWReferee DecisionSubversiv 481KG3RD2020
24578Saul ViayraWRNCAmerican NGN79KGSF2020
24579Carlos SouzaWDarce chokeAmerican NGN79KGF2020
24954Pedro MarinhoPedro MarinhoWPointsThird Coast88KGSPF2020
25541Andy CordovaWRNC3CG 6 Absolute85KGSPF2021
25719Danny StolfiWEBI/OTEmerald City84KGR12021
25727JM HollandWGuillotineEmerald City84KG4F2021
25930JM HollandWKatagatameSUBVERSIV 581KG4F2021
26097Stanley RosaWPts: 37x2NoGi Pan Am.85KGR12021
26103Valdir AraujoValdir AraujoWPts: 6x2NoGi Pan Am.85KG4F2021
28762Ezekiel BroughardWTriangleADCC EC Trials77KGR22021
28774Nick NewellWGuillotineADCC EC Trials77KGR32021
29712Bobby MalofWReferee DecisionKumite75KGF2021
29713Brendan BarryWGuillotineBJJ Fanatics82KGRR2021
29714Brendan BarryWGuillotineBJJ Fanatics82KGRR2021
29893Emilio PereiraWKatagatameSapateiroABS4F2022
29894Adrian NezWArmbarSapateiroABSSF2022
29895Sam BarbozaWGuillotineSapateiroABSF2022
30647Bill CooperBill CooperWGuillotineF2W 19683KGSPF2022
30808Ivan LeyvaWGuillotineEBI 1977KGR12022
31295Drew PalomoWRNCADCC WC Trials77KGR12022
31313David LohreyWGuillotineADCC WC Trials77KGR22022
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