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John Combs

John Combs

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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

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:

  • Pan American Champion (2016 brown)
  • US National Pro Champion (2016 brown weight + absolute)
  • F2W Pro Superfight Champion (2015/2016)
  • Las Vegas Open Champion (2016 brown)
  • Las Vegas Open Runner-up (2016 brown absolute)
  • World Championship 3rd Place (2014/2015 purple)
  • Pan American Championship 3rd Place (2015 purple, 2016 brown 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

22 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    1 (5%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    0 (0%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    20 (91%)
  • BY DECISION
    1 (5%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

20 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Guillotine
45
9
#86e620
Armbar
20
4
#5AD3D1
Choke from back
10
2
#d1212a
RNC
5
1
#fad11b
Reverse triangle
5
1
#f58822
Flying triangle
5
1
#224aba
Arm in guillotine
5
1
#ff9124
Darce choke
5
1
20
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
24 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    11 (46%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    0 (0%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    11 (46%)
  • BY DECISION
    2 (8%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

11 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
Armbar
18
2
#86e620
Choke from back
18
2
#5AD3D1
Guillotine
18
2
#d1212a
Estima lock
9
1
#fad11b
Choke f/ omoplata
9
1
#f58822
Inside heel hook
9
1
#224aba
Kneebar
9
1
#ff9124
Mounted triangle
9
1
11
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

John Combs Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
9914Diego BorgesDiego BorgesLPts: 4x0Copa Podio86KGGP2016
9924Claudio CalasansClaudio CalasansLGuillotineCopa Podio86KGGP2016
9929Erberth SantosErberth SantosLMounted triangleCopa Podio86KGGP2016
10109Josh HingerJosh HingerLArmbarCh. Summer Open82KGSF2016
10118Josh HingerJosh HingerLArmbarCh. Summer OpenABS4F2016
10175Brian MoriziLChoke from backGrand Slam LA77KGR12016
10410G. BatistaLPts: 11x2Guatemala OpenO76KGF2016
10827DJ JacksonDJ JacksonLGuillotineF2W Pro 1882KGSPF2016
10973Edwin NajmiEdwin NajmiLEstima lock5 Super League77KGF2016
10999Yan LucasYan LucasLPts: 5x2Long Beach OpenABS4F2016
11568AJ AgazarmAJ AgazarmLPts: 2x0LA National Pro77KG4F2017
11773Clark GracieClark GracieLChoke f/ omoplataPan American82KG8F2017
12056Ian MurrayLInside heel hookADCC WC Trials77KGR22017
12241Andris BrunovskisAndris BrunovskisLKneebarF2W Pro 3182KGSPF2017
12510Gilbert BurnsGilbert BurnsLPointsSUG 488KGSPF2017
12863Marcio AndreMarcio AndreLPointsAmerican Nats76KGSF2017
12889Daniel HamptonLChoke from backAmerican NatsABSR12017
13105Thomas KeenanLReferee DecisionF2W Pro 4582KGSPF2017
13212Manuel RibamarManuel RibamarLPts: 4x2San Diego Pro82KGR12017
13248Renato CanutoRenato CanutoLPts: 2x0Grand Slam LA77KG4F2017
13257Yan LucasYan LucasLPts: 2x0Grand Slam LA77KG3RD2017
13775Jonathan SatavaJonathan SatavaLPts: 10x0GT Open82KGSPF2017
13876Diego RamalhoDiego RamalhoLReferee DecisionF2W Pro 5682KGSPF2017
13987AJ AgazarmAJ AgazarmLPts: 2x0NoGi Worlds73KG4F2017
9922Dan BorovicWPts: 12x4Copa Podio86KGGP2016
9978Hayward CharlesWGuillotineF2W Pro 782KGSPF2016
10108Jonathan CorreaWArmbarCh. Summer Open82KG4F2016
10205Sergio SilvaWGuillotineG. Slam NG LA83KGF2016
10395Richie MartinezRichie MartinezWArmbarGuatemala Open82KGSPF2016
10408UnknownWGuillotineGuatemala OpenO76KG4F2016
10409UnknownWRNCGuatemala OpenO76KGSF2016
10969Brian MoriziWGuillotine5 Super League77KG4F2016
10971Marcelo MafraWReferee Decision5 Super League77KGSF2016
10995Yan LucasYan LucasWGuillotineLong Beach Open82KGSF2016
10996Piter FrankWArmbarLong Beach Open82KGF2016
11459Steve PattersonWArmbarF2W 2682KGSPF2017
11762Marcos TinocoMarcos TinocoWGuillotinePan American82KGR12017
12043Chris HargettWGuillotineADCC WC Trials77KGR12017
12860Victor de MatosWReverse triangleAmerican Nats76KG4F2017
12983David RaabWGuillotineAustin Open82KGSF2017
12984Igor PaivaIgor PaivaWFlying triangleAustin Open82KGF2017
13256Mateus GarciaWChoke from backGrand Slam LA77KGRR2017
13776UnknownWArm in guillotineGT OpenABS4F2017
13777Aloisio P.WChoke from backGT OpenABSSF2017
13980Luis HenriqueWGuillotineNoGi Worlds73KGR12017
13984Daniel SethWDarce chokeNoGi Worlds73KGR22017

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