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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

67 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    10 (15%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    1 (1%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    48 (72%)
  • BY DECISION
    7 (10%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY EBI/OT
    1 (1%)

48 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Guillotine
29
14
#86e620
RNC
17
8
#5AD3D1
Arm in guillotine
17
8
#d1212a
Armbar
10
5
#fad11b
Choke from back
8
4
#f58822
Darce choke
4
2
#224aba
Triangle
4
2
#ff9124
Reverse triangle
2
1
#bf1f6c
Flying triangle
2
1
#22c9a5
Botinha
2
1
#fad223
Kimura
2
1
#03861f
Katagatame
2
1
48
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
49 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    18 (37%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    1 (2%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    22 (45%)
  • BY DECISION
    6 (12%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY EBI/OT
    2 (4%)

22 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
Inside heel hook
18
4
#86e620
Guillotine
14
3
#5AD3D1
Armbar
14
3
#d1212a
Choke from back
14
3
#fad11b
Kneebar
9
2
#f58822
Mounted triangle
5
1
#224aba
Estima lock
5
1
#ff9124
Choke f/ omoplata
5
1
#bf1f6c
Armlock
5
1
#22c9a5
Footlock
5
1
#fad223
Ezekiel
5
1
#03861f
Kimura
5
1
22
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

John Combs Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
10144Diego BorgesDiego BorgesLPts: 4x0Copa Podio86KGGP2016
10154Claudio CalasansClaudio CalasansLGuillotineCopa Podio86KGGP2016
10159Erberth SantosErberth SantosLMounted triangleCopa Podio86KGGP2016
10355Josh HingerJosh HingerLArmbarCh. Summer Open82KGSF2016
10364Josh HingerJosh HingerLArmbarCh. Summer OpenABS4F2016
10424Brian MoriziLChoke from backGrand Slam LA77KGR12016
10686G. BatistaLPts: 11x2Guatemala OpenO76KGF2016
11107DJ JacksonDJ JacksonLGuillotineF2W 1882KGSPF2016
11261Edwin NajmiEdwin NajmiLEstima lock5 Super League77KGF2016
11298Yan LucasYan LucasLPts: 5x2Long Beach OpenABS4F2016
11965AJ AgazarmAJ AgazarmLPts: 2x0LA National Pro77KG4F2017
12172Clark GracieClark GracieLChoke f/ omoplataPan American82KG8F2017
12479Ian MurrayLInside heel hookADCC WC Trials77KGR22017
12668Andris BrunovskisAndris BrunovskisLKneebarF2W 3182KGSPF2017
12962Gilbert BurnsGilbert BurnsLEBI/OTSUG 488KGSPF2017
13323Marcio AndreMarcio AndreLPointsAmerican Nats76KGSF2017
13350Daniel HamptonLChoke from backAmerican NatsABSR12017
13466Joao RochaJoao RochaLArmbarAustin OpenABS4F2017
13619Thomas KeenanLReferee DecisionF2W 4582KGSPF2017
13742Manuel RibamarManuel RibamarLPts: 4x2San Diego Pro82KGR12017
13779Renato CanutoRenato CanutoLPts: 2x0Grand Slam LA77KG4F2017
13788Yan LucasYan LucasLPts: 2x0Grand Slam LA77KG3RD2017
14364Jonathan SatavaJonathan SatavaLPts: 10x0GT Open82KGSPF2017
14474Diego RamalhoDiego RamalhoLReferee DecisionF2W 5682KGSPF2017
14641AJ AgazarmAJ AgazarmLPts: 2x0NoGi Worlds73KG4F2017
14830Renato CanutoRenato CanutoLPts: 4x2European OpenABSR12018
14871Michael LanghiMichael LanghiLArmlockEuropean Open76KGR12018
14971Kauan BarbozaKauan BarbozaLReferee DecisionLos Angeles Open82KGSF2018
14985Gustavo BatistaGustavo BatistaLFootlockLos Angeles OpenABS4F2018
15304Leandro LoLeandro LoLPts: 6x0Pan AmericanABSR22018
15345Vitor OliveiraVitor OliveiraLPts: 6x0Pan American76KGR12018
15672Enrico CoccoEnrico CoccoLInside heel hookF2W 6877KGSPF2018
17506Victor SilverioVictor SilverioLReferee DecisionGrand Slam LA77KGR12018
18628Roberto AbreuRoberto AbreuLPts: 4x2NoGi WorldsABSR22018
19486Levi JonesLevi JonesLChoke from backPan American76KG8F2019
20309Gialysson AdaoLPts: 14x2Atlanta Spring Open82KGF2019
20391Michael LieraMichael LieraLPts: 9x2Denver Open82KGF2019
20506Lucas LepriLucas LepriLEzekielWorld Champ.76KGR22019
21720DJ JacksonDJ JacksonLPts: 5x0ADCC77KGR12019
22370Jonnatas GracieJonnatas GracieLEBI/OTBJJ FanaticsABSR12019
23334Oliver TazaOliver TazaLInside heel hookBJJ Fanatics GP77KGSF2020
23580Valdir AraujoValdir AraujoLPts: 4x2Jitz King84KG4F2020
23614Roberto JimenezRoberto JimenezLKimura3CG Kumite III81KGSF2020
23623Andrew WiltseAndrew WiltseLReferee DecisionF2W 14682KGSPF2020
23702Carlos SouzaLKneebarSUBVERSIV82KG4F2020
24796William TackettWilliam TackettLReferee DecisionF2W 16084KGSPF2021
25525PJ BarchPJ BarchLInside heel hookEmerald City84KGSF2021
25893Andrew WiltseAndrew WiltseLPts: 0x0, AdvNoGi Pan Am.85KGSF2021
26344Mica GalvaoMica GalvaoLGuillotine3CG MW GP85KG4F2021
10152Danilo BorovicWPts: 12x4Copa Podio86KGGP2016
10213Hayward CharlesWGuillotineF2W 782KGSPF2016
10354Jonathan CorreaWArmbarCh. Summer Open82KG4F2016
10454Sergio SilvaWGuillotineG. Slam NG LA83KGF2016
10671Richie MartinezRichie MartinezWArmbarGuatemala Open82KGSPF2016
10684UnknownWGuillotineGuatemala OpenO76KG4F2016
10685UnknownWRNCGuatemala OpenO76KGSF2016
11257Brian MoriziWGuillotine5 Super League77KG4F2016
11259Marcelo MafraMarcelo MafraWReferee Decision5 Super League77KGSF2016
11294Yan LucasYan LucasWGuillotineLong Beach Open82KGSF2016
11295Piter FrankWArmbarLong Beach Open82KGF2016
11856Steve PattersonWArmbarF2W 2682KGSPF2017
12161Marcos TinocoMarcos TinocoWGuillotinePan American82KGR12017
12466Chris HargettWGuillotineADCC WC Trials77KGR12017
13320Victor de MatosWReverse triangleAmerican Nats76KG4F2017
13460David RaabDavid RaabWGuillotineAustin Open82KGSF2017
13461Igor PaivaIgor PaivaWFlying triangleAustin Open82KGF2017
13787Mateus GarciaWChoke from backGrand Slam LA77KGRR2017
14365UnknownWArm in guillotineGT OpenABS4F2017
14366Aloisio P.WChoke from backGT OpenABSSF2017
14632Luis HenriqueWGuillotineNoGi Worlds73KGR12017
14638Daniel SethWDarce chokeNoGi Worlds73KGR22017
14968Douglas KallinWArm in guillotineLos Angeles Open82KG4F2018
14982Nichollas GreneWPts: 2x0Los Angeles OpenABSR12018
15018Alexis AlduncinAlexis AlduncinWBotinhaMexico Pro77KGSF2018
15019Alberto SerranoWArm in guillotineMexico Pro77KGF2018
15299Charles McGuireWArmbarPan AmericanABSR12018
15944Bruno MachadoWReferee DecisionDenver Open82KGSF2018
15945Gabriel RochaWReferee DecisionDenver Open82KGF2018
15951Hugo ValdemarWGuillotineDenver OpenABSR12018
15953Rafael VasconcelosRafael VasconcelosWGuillotineDenver OpenABS4F2018
15954Marcus WilsonWChoke from backDenver OpenABSSF2018
16361Aleksandar RajajicWReferee DecisionF2W 7482KGSPF2018
16701Brandon BergeronWArm in guillotineF2W 7882KGSPF2018
18622Jared DoppJared DoppWArm in guillotineNoGi WorldsABSR12018
18996Tom GallicchioWTriangleADCC WC Trials77KGR12019
18999Kevin MelendrezWRNCADCC WC Trials77KGR22019
19003Ryan FillingameWRNCADCC WC Trials77KGR32019
19006Max RohskopfWRNCADCC WC Trials77KG4F2019
19010Stephen SimmsWPts: 3x2ADCC WC Trials77KGSF2019
19011W. TacketWGuillotineADCC WC Trials77KGF2019
19484Felipe LinharesFelipe LinharesWPts: 14x2Pan American76KGR12019
20308Jake MackenzieJake MackenzieWPts: 4x4, AdvAtlanta Spring Open82KGSF2019
20389Thomas KeenanWChoke from backDenver Open82KGSF2019
20492Jeremy JacksonJeremy JacksonWPts: 6x4World Champ.76KGR12019
20863Dan MartinezWPts: 14x2Jitz King85KGSPF2019
23002Kody SteeleKody SteeleWRNCJitzKing82KGSPF2020
23035Pedro RochaPedro RochaWArm in guillotineKasai Pro 784KGSPF2020
23330Matheus GonzagaMatheus GonzagaWArm in guillotineBJJ Fanatics GP77KG4F2020
23575Jake WatsonJake WatsonWGuillotineJitz King84KGR12020
23611P. LeclercWPoints3CG Kumite III81KG4F2020
23644Aaron WilsonWArm in guillotineF2W 14779KGSPF2020
23689Ruben RiveraWKimuraF2W 15080KGSPF2020
23694Henrique NobregaWReferee DecisionSUBVERSIV82KGR12020
24097T. CellamareWRNCSubversiv 481KGR12020
24107Hugo MarquesHugo MarquesWTriangleSubversiv 481KG4F2020
24112Kody SteeleKody SteeleWReferee DecisionSubversiv 481KGSF2020
24117Nick RonanWReferee DecisionSubversiv 481KG3RD2020
24401Saul ViayraWRNCAmerican NGN79KGSF2020
24402Carlos SouzaWDarce chokeAmerican NGN79KGF2020
24773Pedro MarinhoPedro MarinhoWPointsThird Coast88KGSPF2020
25335Andy CordovaWRNC3CG 6 Absolute85KGSPF2021
25513Danny StolfiWEBI/OTEmerald City84KGR12021
25521JM HollandWGuillotineEmerald City84KG4F2021
25719JM HollandWKatagatameSUBVERSIV 581KG4F2021
25884Stanley RosaWPts: 37x2NoGi Pan Am.85KGR12021
25890Valdir AraujoValdir AraujoWPts: 6x2NoGi Pan Am.85KG4F2021
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