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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

115 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    19 (17%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    1 (1%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    83 (72%)
  • BY DECISION
    9 (8%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    1 (1%)
  • BY EBI/OT
    2 (2%)

83 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Guillotine
37
31
#86e620
RNC
20
17
#5AD3D1
Arm in guillotine
10
8
#d1212a
Armbar
8
7
#fad11b
Triangle
5
4
#f58822
Choke from back
5
4
#224aba
Kimura
2
2
#ff9124
Katagatame
2
2
#bf1f6c
Darce choke
2
2
#22c9a5
Triangle shoulder lock
1
1
#fad223
Inside heel hook
1
1
#03861f
Submission
1
1
#039a1f
Reverse triangle
1
1
#03b41f
Flying triangle
1
1
#03c61f
Botinha
1
1
83
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
69 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    19 (28%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    1 (1%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    39 (57%)
  • BY DECISION
    7 (10%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY EBI/OT
    2 (3%)

39 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
Inside heel hook
21
8
#86e620
Guillotine
13
5
#5AD3D1
Armbar
8
3
#d1212a
Choke from back
8
3
#fad11b
Kneebar
8
3
#f58822
Footlock
5
2
#224aba
Straight ankle lock
5
2
#ff9124
Submission
5
2
#bf1f6c
Ezekiel
3
1
#22c9a5
Kimura
3
1
#fad223
Dead orchard
3
1
#03861f
Cross face
3
1
#039a1f
Triangle
3
1
#03b41f
Aoki lock
3
1
#03c61f
Mounted triangle
3
1
#03d61f
RNC
3
1
#03f61f
Estima lock
3
1
#82ff5f
Choke f/ omoplata
3
1
#a4ff5f
Armlock
3
1
39
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

John Combs Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
10162Diego BorgesDiego BorgesLPts: 4x0Copa Podio86KGGP2016
10172Claudio CalasansClaudio CalasansLGuillotineCopa Podio86KGGP2016
10177Erberth SantosErberth SantosLMounted triangleCopa Podio86KGGP2016
10373Josh HingerJosh HingerLArmbarCh. Summer Open82KGSF2016
10382Josh HingerJosh HingerLArmbarCh. Summer OpenABS4F2016
10442Brian MoriziLChoke from backGrand Slam LA77KGR12016
10704G. BatistaLPts: 11x2Guatemala OpenO76KGF2016
11125DJ JacksonDJ JacksonLGuillotineF2W 1882KGSPF2016
11279Edwin NajmiEdwin NajmiLEstima lock5 Super League77KGF2016
11316Yan LucasYan LucasLPts: 5x2Long Beach OpenABS4F2016
11988AJ AgazarmAJ AgazarmLPts: 2x0LA National Pro77KG4F2017
12195Clark GracieClark GracieLChoke f/ omoplataPan American82KG8F2017
12503Ian MurrayLInside heel hookADCC WC Trials77KGR22017
12692Andris BrunovskisAndris BrunovskisLKneebarF2W 3182KGSPF2017
12986Gilbert BurnsGilbert BurnsLEBI/OTSUG 488KGSPF2017
13347Marcio AndreMarcio AndreLPointsAmerican Nats76KGSF2017
13374Daniel HamptonLChoke from backAmerican NatsABSR12017
13490Joao RochaJoao RochaLArmbarAustin OpenABS4F2017
13645Thomas KeenanLReferee DecisionF2W 4582KGSPF2017
13769Manuel RibamarManuel RibamarLPts: 4x2San Diego Pro82KGR12017
13806Renato CanutoRenato CanutoLPts: 2x0Grand Slam LA77KG4F2017
13815Yan LucasYan LucasLPts: 2x0Grand Slam LA77KG3RD2017
14396Jonathan SatavaJonathan SatavaLPts: 10x0GT Open82KGSPF2017
14506Diego RamalhoDiego RamalhoLReferee DecisionF2W 5682KGSPF2017
14674AJ AgazarmAJ AgazarmLPts: 2x0NoGi Worlds73KG4F2017
14869Renato CanutoRenato CanutoLPts: 4x2European OpenABSR12018
14910Michael LanghiMichael LanghiLArmlockEuropean Open76KGR12018
15019Kauan BarbozaKauan BarbozaLReferee DecisionLA Open82KGSF2018
15033Gustavo BatistaGustavo BatistaLFootlockLA OpenABS4F2018
15352Leandro LoLeandro LoLPts: 6x0Pan AmericanABSR22018
15393Vitor OliveiraVitor OliveiraLPts: 6x0Pan American76KGR12018
15720Enrico CoccoEnrico CoccoLInside heel hookF2W 6877KGSPF2018
17569Victor SilverioVictor SilverioLReferee DecisionGrand Slam LA77KGR12018
18712Roberto AbreuRoberto AbreuLPts: 4x2NoGi WorldsABSR22018
19591Levi JonesLevi JonesLChoke from backPan American76KG8F2019
20422Gialysson FreitasGialysson FreitasLPts: 14x2Atlanta SPO82KGF2019
20504Michael LieraMichael LieraLPts: 9x2Denver Open82KGF2019
20623Lucas LepriLucas LepriLEzekielWorld Champ.76KGR22019
21852DJ JacksonDJ JacksonLPts: 5x0ADCC77KGR12019
22524Jonnatas GracieJonnatas GracieLEBI/OTBJJ FanaticsABSR12019
23521Oliver TazaOliver TazaLInside heel hookBJJ Fanatics GP77KGSF2020
23774Valdir AraujoValdir AraujoLPts: 4x2Jitz King84KG4F2020
23808Roberto JimenezRoberto JimenezLKimura3CG Kumite III81KGSF2020
23817Andrew WiltseAndrew WiltseLReferee DecisionF2W 14682KGSPF2020
23899Carlos SouzaLKneebarSUBVERSIV 382KG4F2020
25030William TackettWilliam TackettLReferee DecisionF2W 16084KGSPF2021
25775PJ BarchPJ BarchLInside heel hookEmerald City84KGSF2021
26154Andrew WiltseAndrew WiltseLPts: 0x0, AdvNoGi Pan Am.85KGSF2021
26616Mica GalvaoMica GalvaoLGuillotine3CG MW GP85KG4F2021
28850Alan SanchezAlan SanchezLGuillotineADCC EC Trials77KGR42021
30926Alan SanchezAlan SanchezLDead orchardEBI 1977KG4F2022
31447AJ AgazarmAJ AgazarmLReferee DecisionADCC WC Trials77KGR42022
33852PJ BarchPJ BarchLCross faceSO Series VII77KGSF2022
34884Sebastian RodriguezSebastian RodriguezLGuillotineElevated GRPLABSSPF2022
34951David PorterLInside heel hookADCC Vegas83KGR12022
34997Kevin CraneLFootlockADCC VegasABS8F2022
36871Igor FelizIgor FelizLPts: 4x0NoGi Worlds79KGSF2022
37892Jon BlankJon BlankLTriangleTampa NGO85KGF2023
39414Ethan VistroLInside heel hookADCC OC83KGR12023
39429Oliver TazaOliver TazaLAoki lockADCC OC83KGRPC2023
40052Davis AsareLStraight ankle lockADCC Denver83KG4F2023
40943Oliver TazaOliver TazaLKneebarADCC Dallas83KGF2023
43254Max HansonMax HansonLRNCEnigma Inv77KGSF2023
43705Kieran KichukKieran KichukLInside heel hookADCC ECTrials77KG8F2023
44487E. SaidLSubmissionADCC Florida83KGR22023
44501Ben EddyLSubmissionADCC Florida83KGRPC2023
45707Jon BlankJon BlankLStraight ankle lockNoGi World79KGR12023
46524Paul ArdilaPaul ArdilaD---Battle OT PromoABSSPF2024
46533A. La MontagueD---Battle OT PromoABSSPF2024
46873Jeremy SkinnerJeremy SkinnerLInside heel hookEnigma Inv84KG4F2024
48192Andy VarelaAndy VarelaLDQADCC WC Trials77KG4F2024
10170Danilo BorovicWPts: 12x4Copa Podio86KGGP2016
10231Hayward CharlesWGuillotineF2W 782KGSPF2016
10372Jonathan CorreaWArmbarCh. Summer Open82KG4F2016
10472Sergio SilvaWGuillotineG. Slam NG LA83KGF2016
10689Richie MartinezRichie MartinezWArmbarGuatemala Open82KGSPF2016
10702UnknownWGuillotineGuatemala OpenO76KG4F2016
10703UnknownWRNCGuatemala OpenO76KGSF2016
11275Brian MoriziWGuillotine5 Super League77KG4F2016
11278Sean RobertsSean RobertsWReferee Decision5 Super League77KGSF2016
11312Yan LucasYan LucasWGuillotineLong Beach Open82KGSF2016
11313Piter FrankWArmbarLong Beach Open82KGF2016
11879Steve PattersonWArmbarF2W 2682KGSPF2017
12184Marcos TinocoMarcos TinocoWGuillotinePan American82KGR12017
12489Chris HargettWGuillotineADCC WC Trials77KGR12017
13344Victor de MatosWReverse triangleAmerican Nats76KG4F2017
13484David RaabDavid RaabWGuillotineAustin Open82KGSF2017
13485Igor PaivaIgor PaivaWFlying triangleAustin Open82KGF2017
13814Mateus GarciaWChoke from backGrand Slam LA77KGRR2017
14397UnknownWArm in guillotineGT OpenABS4F2017
14398Aloisio P.WChoke from backGT OpenABSSF2017
14665Luis HenriqueWGuillotineNoGi Worlds73KGR12017
14671Daniel SethWDarce chokeNoGi Worlds73KGR22017
15016Douglas KallinWArm in guillotineLA Open82KG4F2018
15030Nichollas GreneWPts: 2x0LA OpenABSR12018
15066Alexis AlduncinAlexis AlduncinWBotinhaMexico Pro77KGSF2018
15067Alberto SerranoWArm in guillotineMexico Pro77KGF2018
15347Charles McGuireWArmbarPan AmericanABSR12018
15992Bruno MachadoWReferee DecisionDenver Open82KGSF2018
15993Gabriel RochaWReferee DecisionDenver Open82KGF2018
15999Hugo ValdemarWGuillotineDenver OpenABSR12018
16001Rafael VasconcelosRafael VasconcelosWGuillotineDenver OpenABS4F2018
16002Marcus WilsonWChoke from backDenver OpenABSSF2018
16411Aleksandar RajajicWReferee DecisionF2W 7482KGSPF2018
16751Brandon BergeronWArm in guillotineF2W 7882KGSPF2018
18706Jared DoppJared DoppWArm in guillotineNoGi WorldsABSR12018
19090Tom GallicchioWTriangleADCC WC Trials77KGR12019
19093Kevin MelendrezWRNCADCC WC Trials77KGR22019
19097Ryan FillingameWRNCADCC WC Trials77KGR32019
19100Max RohskopfWRNCADCC WC Trials77KG4F2019
19104Stephen SimmsWPts: 3x2ADCC WC Trials77KGSF2019
19105W. TacketWGuillotineADCC WC Trials77KGF2019
19589Felipe LinharesFelipe LinharesWPts: 14x2Pan American76KGR12019
20421Jake MackenzieJake MackenzieWPts: 4x4, AdvAtlanta SPO82KGSF2019
20502Thomas KeenanWChoke from backDenver Open82KGSF2019
20609Jeremy JacksonJeremy JacksonWPts: 6x4World Champ.76KGR12019
20980Dan MartinezWPts: 14x2Jitz King85KGSPF2019
23172Kody SteeleKody SteeleWRNCJitzKing82KGSPF2020
23207Pedro RochaPedro RochaWArm in guillotineKasai Pro 784KGSPF2020
23517Matheus GonzagaMatheus GonzagaWArm in guillotineBJJ Fanatics GP77KG4F2020
23769Jake WatsonJake WatsonWGuillotineJitz King84KGR12020
23805P. LeclercWPoints3CG Kumite III81KG4F2020
23838Aaron WilsonWArm in guillotineF2W 14779KGSPF2020
23884Ruben RiveraWKimuraF2W 15080KGSPF2020
23890Henrique NobregaWReferee DecisionSUBVERSIV 382KGR12020
24308T. CellamareWRNCSubversiv 481KGR12020
24319Hugo MarquesHugo MarquesWTriangleSubversiv 481KG4F2020
24324Kody SteeleKody SteeleWReferee DecisionSubversiv 481KGSF2020
24329Nick RonanWReferee DecisionSubversiv 481KG3RD2020
24618Saul ViayraWRNCAmerican NGN79KGSF2020
24619Carlos SouzaWDarce chokeAmerican NGN79KGF2020
24994Pedro MarinhoPedro MarinhoWPointsThird Coast88KGSPF2020
25584Andy CordovaWRNC3CG 6 Absolute85KGSPF2021
25763Danny StolfiWEBI/OTEmerald City84KGR12021
25771JM HollandWGuillotineEmerald City84KG4F2021
25978JM HollandWKatagatameSUBVERSIV 581KG4F2021
26145Stanley RosaWPts: 37x2NoGi Pan Am.85KGR12021
26151Valdir AraujoValdir AraujoWPts: 6x2NoGi Pan Am.85KG4F2021
28823Ezekiel BroughardWTriangleADCC EC Trials77KGR22021
28835Nick NewellWGuillotineADCC EC Trials77KGR32021
29778Bobby MalofWReferee DecisionKumite75KGF2021
29779Brendan BarryWGuillotineBJJ Fanatics82KGRR2021
29780Brendan BarryWGuillotineBJJ Fanatics82KGRR2021
29998Emilio PereiraWKatagatameSapateiroABS4F2022
29999Adrian NezWArmbarSapateiroABSSF2022
30000Sam BarbozaWGuillotineSapateiroABSF2022
30760Bill CooperBill CooperWGuillotineF2W 19683KGSPF2022
30922Ivan LeyvaWGuillotineEBI 1977KGR12022
31406Drew PalomoWRNCADCC WC Trials77KGR12022
31424David LohreyWGuillotineADCC WC Trials77KGR22022
33845Mike FlachWKimuraSO Series VII77KGR12022
33850Michael SalazarWEBI/OTSO Series VII77KG4F2022
34199Jim AlersWTriangle shoulder lockSapateiro Inv93KGR12022
36868Francisco CuneoFrancisco CuneoWRNCNoGi Worlds79KG4F2022
37889Michael DelavegaWGuillotineTampa NGO85KG4F2023
37890Enrique MarchWRNCTampa NGO85KGSF2023
39427Jesus RomeroWRNCADCC OC83KGRPC2023
39428Kade MoffittWPts: 3x2ADCC OC83KGRPC2023
40049Daniel FuWRNCADCC Denver83KGR12023
40056Clayton WimerWPts: 6x0ADCC Denver83KGRPC2023
40057Oliver VickeryWGuillotineADCC Denver83KGRPC2023
40059Mohamed IbrahimWInside heel hookADCC Denver83KGRPC2023
40060Davis AsareWTriangleADCC Denver83KG3RD2023
40931Anthony RobinsonWGuillotineADCC Dallas83KGR12023
40937J. NakashimaWGuillotineADCC Dallas83KG8F2023
40940D. SmithWGuillotineADCC Dallas83KG4F2023
40942Sam KilmerWPts: 3x0ADCC Dallas83KGSF2023
42567Brandon WilsonWRNCADCC Chicago83KGR12023
42568Ernesto RiveraWReferee DecisionADCC Chicago83KG4F2023
42569Cameron HurdWGuillotineADCC Chicago83KGSF2023
42570Nathan HaddadWPts: 5x2ADCC Chicago83KGF2023
43249Michael MedeirosWArmbarEnigma Inv77KGR12023
43250Sam KilmerWPts: 5x0Enigma Inv77KG4F2023
43661Jon WilsonWGuillotineADCC ECTrials77KGR12023
43679Sam SenukWRNCADCC ECTrials77KGR22023
44498Steve PerezWRNCADCC Florida83KGRPC2023
44500D. GonzalesWSubmissionADCC Florida83KGRPC2023
46835J. BarrocasWGuillotineADCC ACity83KGR12024
46839J. BornemannWGuillotineADCC ACity83KG8F2024
46843C. HurdWGuillotineADCC ACity83KG4F2024
46846Anthony RobinsonWPenADCC ACity83KGF2024
46871Max WesleiWPts: 9x2Enigma Inv84KGR12024
48163Jayden GronerWPts: 12x0ADCC WC Trials77KGR22024
48175Ethan VistroWPts: 6x0ADCC WC Trials77KGR32024
48183Alan SanchezAlan SanchezWN/AADCC WC Trials77KGR42024
48190Robert WintherWRNCADCC WC Trials77KGR52024
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