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

Main Achievements:

  • ADCC US WC Trials Champion (2019)
  • Guatemala Open Champion (2017)
  • IBJJF Denver Open Champion (2018**)
  • IBJJF Austin Open Champion (2017)
  • UAEJJF Grand Slam No-Gi Tour, LA Champion (2016)
  • F2W Pro Superfight Winner (2015/2016/2018)
  • FIVE Super League 2nd Place (2016)
  • Guatemala Open 2nd Place (2016)

Main Achievements (Colored Belts):

  • IBJJF Pans Champion (2016 brown)
  • UAEJJF US National Pro Champion (2016** brown)
  • IBJJF Las Vegas Open Champion (2016 brown)
  • IBJJF Las Vegas Open 2nd Place (2016* brown)
  • IBJJF World Championship 3rd Place (2014/2015 purple)
  • IBJJF Pan American Championship 3rd Place (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 an 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 on 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 on June 2016, after an incredible campaign as brown belt.

John Combs Grappling Record

43 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    5 (12%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    1 (2%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    34 (79%)
  • BY DECISION
    3 (7%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

34 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Guillotine
35
12
#86e620
Arm in guillotine
15
5
#5AD3D1
Armbar
15
5
#d1212a
RNC
12
4
#fad11b
Choke from back
9
3
#f58822
Reverse triangle
3
1
#224aba
Flying triangle
3
1
#ff9124
Darce choke
3
1
#bf1f6c
Botinha
3
1
#22c9a5
Triangle
3
1
34
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
36 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    16 (44%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    0 (0%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    16 (44%)
  • BY DECISION
    3 (8%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY EBI/OT
    1 (3%)

16 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
Choke from back
19
3
#86e620
Armbar
19
3
#5AD3D1
Inside heel hook
13
2
#d1212a
Guillotine
13
2
#fad11b
Estima lock
6
1
#f58822
Choke f/ omoplata
6
1
#224aba
Kneebar
6
1
#ff9124
Armlock
6
1
#bf1f6c
Footlock
6
1
#22c9a5
Mounted triangle
6
1
16
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

John Combs Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
10091Diego BorgesDiego BorgesLPts: 4x0Copa Podio86KGGP2016
10101Claudio CalasansClaudio CalasansLGuillotineCopa Podio86KGGP2016
10106Erberth SantosErberth SantosLMounted triangleCopa Podio86KGGP2016
10297Josh HingerJosh HingerLArmbarCh. Summer Open82KGSF2016
10306Josh HingerJosh HingerLArmbarCh. Summer OpenABS4F2016
10366Brian MoriziLChoke from backGrand Slam LA77KGR12016
10628G. BatistaLPts: 11x2Guatemala OpenO76KGF2016
11047DJ JacksonDJ JacksonLGuillotineF2W Pro 1882KGSPF2016
11197Edwin NajmiEdwin NajmiLEstima lock5 Super League77KGF2016
11232Yan LucasYan LucasLPts: 5x2Long Beach OpenABS4F2016
11865AJ AgazarmAJ AgazarmLPts: 2x0LA National Pro77KG4F2017
12071Clark GracieClark GracieLChoke f/ omoplataPan American82KG8F2017
12372Ian MurrayLInside heel hookADCC WC Trials77KGR22017
12559Andris BrunovskisAndris BrunovskisLKneebarF2W Pro 3182KGSPF2017
12844Gilbert BurnsGilbert BurnsLEBI/OTSUG 488KGSPF2017
13201Marcio AndreMarcio AndreLPointsAmerican Nats76KGSF2017
13227Daniel HamptonLChoke from backAmerican NatsABSR12017
13340Joao RochaJoao RochaLArmbarAustin OpenABS4F2017
13493Thomas KeenanLReferee DecisionF2W Pro 4582KGSPF2017
13615Manuel RibamarManuel RibamarLPts: 4x2San Diego Pro82KGR12017
13652Renato CanutoRenato CanutoLPts: 2x0Grand Slam LA77KG4F2017
13661Yan LucasYan LucasLPts: 2x0Grand Slam LA77KG3RD2017
14225Jonathan SatavaJonathan SatavaLPts: 10x0GT Open82KGSPF2017
14333Diego RamalhoDiego RamalhoLReferee DecisionF2W Pro 5682KGSPF2017
14494AJ AgazarmAJ AgazarmLPts: 2x0NoGi Worlds73KG4F2017
14658Renato CanutoRenato CanutoLPts: 4x2European OpenABSR12018
14699Michael LanghiMichael LanghiLArmlockEuropean Open76KGR12018
14798Kauan BarbozaLPointsLos Angeles Open82KGSF2018
14812Gustavo BatistaGustavo BatistaLFootlockLos Angeles OpenABS4F2018
15128Leandro LoLeandro LoLPts: 6x0Pan AmericanABSR22018
15169Vitor OliveiraVitor OliveiraLPts: 6x0Pan American76KGR12018
15485Enrico CoccoEnrico CoccoLInside heel hookF2W Pro 6877KGSPF2018
17262Victor SilverioVictor SilverioLReferee DecisionGrand Slam LA77KGR12018
18330Roberto AbreuRoberto AbreuLPts: 4x2NoGi WorldsABSR22018
19105Levi JonesLevi JonesLChoke from backPan American76KG8F2019
19901Gialysson AdaoLPts: 14x2Atlanta Spring Open82KGF2019
10099Danilo BorovicWPts: 12x4Copa Podio86KGGP2016
10155Hayward CharlesWGuillotineF2W Pro 782KGSPF2016
10296Jonathan CorreaWArmbarCh. Summer Open82KG4F2016
10396Sergio SilvaWGuillotineG. Slam NG LA83KGF2016
10613Richie MartinezRichie MartinezWArmbarGuatemala Open82KGSPF2016
10626UnknownWGuillotineGuatemala OpenO76KG4F2016
10627UnknownWRNCGuatemala OpenO76KGSF2016
11193Brian MoriziWGuillotine5 Super League77KG4F2016
11195Marcelo MafraMarcelo MafraWReferee Decision5 Super League77KGSF2016
11228Yan LucasYan LucasWGuillotineLong Beach Open82KGSF2016
11229Piter FrankWArmbarLong Beach Open82KGF2016
11756Steve PattersonWArmbarF2W 2682KGSPF2017
12060Marcos TinocoMarcos TinocoWGuillotinePan American82KGR12017
12359Chris HargettWGuillotineADCC WC Trials77KGR12017
13198Victor de MatosWReverse triangleAmerican Nats76KG4F2017
13334David RaabDavid RaabWGuillotineAustin Open82KGSF2017
13335Igor PaivaIgor PaivaWFlying triangleAustin Open82KGF2017
13660Mateus GarciaWChoke from backGrand Slam LA77KGRR2017
14226UnknownWArm in guillotineGT OpenABS4F2017
14227Aloisio P.WChoke from backGT OpenABSSF2017
14485Luis HenriqueWGuillotineNoGi Worlds73KGR12017
14491Daniel SethWDarce chokeNoGi Worlds73KGR22017
14795Douglas KallinWArm in guillotineLos Angeles Open82KG4F2018
14809Nichollas GreneWPts: 2x0Los Angeles OpenABSR12018
14845Alexis AlduncinAlexis AlduncinWBotinhaMexico Pro77KGSF2018
14846Alberto SerranoWArm in guillotineMexico Pro77KGF2018
15123Charles McGuireWArmbarPan AmericanABSR12018
15754Bruno MachadoWReferee DecisionDenver Open82KGSF2018
15755Gabriel RochaWReferee DecisionDenver Open82KGF2018
15761Hugo ValdemarWGuillotineDenver OpenABSR12018
15763Rafael VasconcelosRafael VasconcelosWGuillotineDenver OpenABS4F2018
15764Marcus WilsonWChoke from backDenver OpenABSSF2018
16160Aleksandar RajajicWN/AF2W Pro 7482KGSPF2018
16490Brandon BergeronWArm in guillotineF2W Pro 7882KGSPF2018
18324Jared DoppJared DoppWArm in guillotineNoGi WorldsABSR12018
18654Tom GallicchioWTriangleADCC WC Trials77KGR12019
18657Kevin MelendrezWRNCADCC WC Trials77KGR22019
18659Ryan FillingameWRNCADCC WC Trials77KGR32019
18662Max RohskopfWRNCADCC WC Trials77KG4F2019
18665Stephen SimmsWPts: 3x2ADCC WC Trials77KGSF2019
18666W. TacketWGuillotineADCC WC Trials77KGF2019
19103Felipe LinharesFelipe LinharesWPts: 14x2Pan American76KGR12019
19900Jake MackenzieJake MackenzieWPts: 4x4, AdvAtlanta Spring Open82KGSF2019
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