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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:

  • 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

34 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    3 (9%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    0 (0%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    28 (82%)
  • BY DECISION
    3 (9%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

28 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Guillotine
39
11
#86e620
Armbar
18
5
#5AD3D1
Arm in guillotine
14
4
#d1212a
Choke from back
11
3
#fad11b
Darce choke
4
1
#f58822
Botinha
4
1
#224aba
RNC
4
1
#ff9124
Reverse triangle
4
1
#bf1f6c
Flying triangle
4
1
28
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
32 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    15 (47%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    0 (0%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    15 (47%)
  • BY DECISION
    2 (6%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

15 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
Armbar
20
3
#86e620
Inside heel hook
13
2
#5AD3D1
Guillotine
13
2
#d1212a
Choke from back
13
2
#fad11b
Kneebar
7
1
#f58822
Armlock
7
1
#224aba
Footlock
7
1
#ff9124
Mounted triangle
7
1
#bf1f6c
Estima lock
7
1
#22c9a5
Choke f/ omoplata
7
1
15
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

John Combs Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
9992Diego BorgesDiego BorgesLPts: 4x0Copa Podio86KGGP2016
10002Claudio CalasansClaudio CalasansLGuillotineCopa Podio86KGGP2016
10007Erberth SantosErberth SantosLMounted triangleCopa Podio86KGGP2016
10192Josh HingerJosh HingerLArmbarCh. Summer Open82KGSF2016
10201Josh HingerJosh HingerLArmbarCh. Summer OpenABS4F2016
10261Brian MoriziLChoke from backGrand Slam LA77KGR12016
10506G. BatistaLPts: 11x2Guatemala OpenO76KGF2016
10924DJ JacksonDJ JacksonLGuillotineF2W Pro 1882KGSPF2016
11072Edwin NajmiEdwin NajmiLEstima lock5 Super League77KGF2016
11104Yan LucasYan LucasLPts: 5x2Long Beach OpenABS4F2016
11694AJ AgazarmAJ AgazarmLPts: 2x0LA National Pro77KG4F2017
11899Clark GracieClark GracieLChoke f/ omoplataPan American82KG8F2017
12190Ian MurrayLInside heel hookADCC WC Trials77KGR22017
12377Andris BrunovskisAndris BrunovskisLKneebarF2W Pro 3182KGSPF2017
12650Gilbert BurnsGilbert BurnsLPointsSUG 488KGSPF2017
13007Marcio AndreMarcio AndreLPointsAmerican Nats76KGSF2017
13033Daniel HamptonLChoke from backAmerican NatsABSR12017
13144Joao RochaJoao RochaLArmbarAustin OpenABS4F2017
13278Thomas KeenanLReferee DecisionF2W Pro 4582KGSPF2017
13391Manuel RibamarManuel RibamarLPts: 4x2San Diego Pro82KGR12017
13426Renato CanutoRenato CanutoLPts: 2x0Grand Slam LA77KG4F2017
13435Yan LucasYan LucasLPts: 2x0Grand Slam LA77KG3RD2017
13979Jonathan SatavaJonathan SatavaLPts: 10x0GT Open82KGSPF2017
14086Diego RamalhoDiego RamalhoLReferee DecisionF2W Pro 5682KGSPF2017
14222AJ AgazarmAJ AgazarmLPts: 2x0NoGi Worlds73KG4F2017
14356Renato CanutoRenato CanutoLPts: 4x2European OpenABSR12018
14397Michael LanghiMichael LanghiLArmlockEuropean Open76KGR12018
14494Kauan BarbozaLPointsLos Angeles Open82KGSF2018
14508Gustavo BatistaGustavo BatistaLFootlockLos Angeles OpenABS4F2018
14806Leandro LoLeandro LoLPts: 6x0Pan AmericanABSR22018
14847Vitor OliveiraVitor OliveiraLPts: 6x0Pan American76KGR12018
15121Enrico CoccoEnrico CoccoLInside heel hookF2W Pro 6877KGSPF2018
10000Dan BorovicWPts: 12x4Copa Podio86KGGP2016
10056Hayward CharlesWGuillotineF2W Pro 782KGSPF2016
10191Jonathan CorreaWArmbarCh. Summer Open82KG4F2016
10291Sergio SilvaWGuillotineG. Slam NG LA83KGF2016
10491Richie MartinezRichie MartinezWArmbarGuatemala Open82KGSPF2016
10504UnknownWGuillotineGuatemala OpenO76KG4F2016
10505UnknownWRNCGuatemala OpenO76KGSF2016
11068Brian MoriziWGuillotine5 Super League77KG4F2016
11070Marcelo MafraWReferee Decision5 Super League77KGSF2016
11100Yan LucasYan LucasWGuillotineLong Beach Open82KGSF2016
11101Piter FrankWArmbarLong Beach Open82KGF2016
11587Steve PattersonWArmbarF2W 2682KGSPF2017
11888Marcos TinocoMarcos TinocoWGuillotinePan American82KGR12017
12177Chris HargettWGuillotineADCC WC Trials77KGR12017
13004Victor de MatosWReverse triangleAmerican Nats76KG4F2017
13138David RaabWGuillotineAustin Open82KGSF2017
13139Igor PaivaIgor PaivaWFlying triangleAustin Open82KGF2017
13434Mateus GarciaWChoke from backGrand Slam LA77KGRR2017
13980UnknownWArm in guillotineGT OpenABS4F2017
13981Aloisio P.WChoke from backGT OpenABSSF2017
14214Luis HenriqueWGuillotineNoGi Worlds73KGR12017
14219Daniel SethWDarce chokeNoGi Worlds73KGR22017
14491Douglas KallinWArm in guillotineLos Angeles Open82KG4F2018
14505Nichollas GreneWPts: 2x0Los Angeles OpenABSR12018
14540Alexis AlduncinWBotinhaMexico Pro77KGSF2018
14541Alberto SerranoWArm in guillotineMexico Pro77KGF2018
14801Charles McGuireWArmbarPan AmericanABSR12018
15364Bruno MachadoWReferee DecisionDenver Open82KGSF2018
15365Gabriel RochaWReferee DecisionDenver Open82KGF2018
15371Hugo ValdemarWGuillotineDenver OpenABSR12018
15373Rafael VasconcelosRafael VasconcelosWGuillotineDenver OpenABS4F2018
15374Marcus WilsonWChoke from backDenver OpenABSSF2018
15759Aleksandar RajajicWN/AF2W Pro 7482KGSPF2018
16082Brandon BergeronWArm in guillotineF2W Pro 7882KGSPF2018

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