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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:

  • 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)

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 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

46 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    7 (15%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    1 (2%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    35 (76%)
  • BY DECISION
    3 (7%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

35 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Guillotine
34
12
#86e620
Armbar
14
5
#5AD3D1
Arm in guillotine
14
5
#d1212a
RNC
11
4
#fad11b
Choke from back
11
4
#f58822
Reverse triangle
3
1
#224aba
Flying triangle
3
1
#ff9124
Darce choke
3
1
#bf1f6c
Botinha
3
1
#22c9a5
Triangle
3
1
35
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
39 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    18 (46%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    0 (0%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    17 (44%)
  • BY DECISION
    3 (8%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY EBI/OT
    1 (3%)

17 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
Armbar
18
3
#86e620
Choke from back
18
3
#5AD3D1
Guillotine
12
2
#d1212a
Inside heel hook
12
2
#fad11b
Mounted triangle
6
1
#f58822
Estima lock
6
1
#224aba
Choke f/ omoplata
6
1
#ff9124
Kneebar
6
1
#bf1f6c
Armlock
6
1
#22c9a5
Footlock
6
1
#fad223
Ezekiel
6
1
17
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

John Combs Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
10112Diego BorgesDiego BorgesLPts: 4x0Copa Podio86KGGP2016
10122Claudio CalasansClaudio CalasansLGuillotineCopa Podio86KGGP2016
10127Erberth SantosErberth SantosLMounted triangleCopa Podio86KGGP2016
10323Josh HingerJosh HingerLArmbarCh. Summer Open82KGSF2016
10332Josh HingerJosh HingerLArmbarCh. Summer OpenABS4F2016
10392Brian MoriziLChoke from backGrand Slam LA77KGR12016
10654G. BatistaLPts: 11x2Guatemala OpenO76KGF2016
11073DJ JacksonDJ JacksonLGuillotineF2W Pro 1882KGSPF2016
11223Edwin NajmiEdwin NajmiLEstima lock5 Super League77KGF2016
11258Yan LucasYan LucasLPts: 5x2Long Beach OpenABS4F2016
11896AJ AgazarmAJ AgazarmLPts: 2x0LA National Pro77KG4F2017
12102Clark GracieClark GracieLChoke f/ omoplataPan American82KG8F2017
12403Ian MurrayLInside heel hookADCC WC Trials77KGR22017
12592Andris BrunovskisAndris BrunovskisLKneebarF2W Pro 3182KGSPF2017
12879Gilbert BurnsGilbert BurnsLEBI/OTSUG 488KGSPF2017
13236Marcio AndreMarcio AndreLPointsAmerican Nats76KGSF2017
13263Daniel HamptonLChoke from backAmerican NatsABSR12017
13376Joao RochaJoao RochaLArmbarAustin OpenABS4F2017
13529Thomas KeenanLReferee DecisionF2W Pro 4582KGSPF2017
13651Manuel RibamarManuel RibamarLPts: 4x2San Diego Pro82KGR12017
13688Renato CanutoRenato CanutoLPts: 2x0Grand Slam LA77KG4F2017
13697Yan LucasYan LucasLPts: 2x0Grand Slam LA77KG3RD2017
14261Jonathan SatavaJonathan SatavaLPts: 10x0GT Open82KGSPF2017
14369Diego RamalhoDiego RamalhoLReferee DecisionF2W Pro 5682KGSPF2017
14530AJ AgazarmAJ AgazarmLPts: 2x0NoGi Worlds73KG4F2017
14698Renato CanutoRenato CanutoLPts: 4x2European OpenABSR12018
14739Michael LanghiMichael LanghiLArmlockEuropean Open76KGR12018
14838Kauan BarbozaLPointsLos Angeles Open82KGSF2018
14852Gustavo BatistaGustavo BatistaLFootlockLos Angeles OpenABS4F2018
15172Leandro LoLeandro LoLPts: 6x0Pan AmericanABSR22018
15213Vitor OliveiraVitor OliveiraLPts: 6x0Pan American76KGR12018
15529Enrico CoccoEnrico CoccoLInside heel hookF2W Pro 6877KGSPF2018
17314Victor SilverioVictor SilverioLReferee DecisionGrand Slam LA77KGR12018
18385Roberto AbreuRoberto AbreuLPts: 4x2NoGi WorldsABSR22018
19183Levi JonesLevi JonesLChoke from backPan American76KG8F2019
19987Gialysson AdaoLPts: 14x2Atlanta Spring Open82KGF2019
20068Michael LieraMichael LieraLPts: 9x2Denver Open82KGF2019
20175Lucas LepriLucas LepriLEzekielWorld Champ.76KGR22019
21291DJ JacksonDJ JacksonLPts: 5x0ADCC77KGR12019
10120Danilo BorovicWPts: 12x4Copa Podio86KGGP2016
10181Hayward CharlesWGuillotineF2W Pro 782KGSPF2016
10322Jonathan CorreaWArmbarCh. Summer Open82KG4F2016
10422Sergio SilvaWGuillotineG. Slam NG LA83KGF2016
10639Richie MartinezRichie MartinezWArmbarGuatemala Open82KGSPF2016
10652UnknownWGuillotineGuatemala OpenO76KG4F2016
10653UnknownWRNCGuatemala OpenO76KGSF2016
11219Brian MoriziWGuillotine5 Super League77KG4F2016
11221Marcelo MafraMarcelo MafraWReferee Decision5 Super League77KGSF2016
11254Yan LucasYan LucasWGuillotineLong Beach Open82KGSF2016
11255Piter FrankWArmbarLong Beach Open82KGF2016
11787Steve PattersonWArmbarF2W 2682KGSPF2017
12091Marcos TinocoMarcos TinocoWGuillotinePan American82KGR12017
12390Chris HargettWGuillotineADCC WC Trials77KGR12017
13233Victor de MatosWReverse triangleAmerican Nats76KG4F2017
13370David RaabDavid RaabWGuillotineAustin Open82KGSF2017
13371Igor PaivaIgor PaivaWFlying triangleAustin Open82KGF2017
13696Mateus GarciaWChoke from backGrand Slam LA77KGRR2017
14262UnknownWArm in guillotineGT OpenABS4F2017
14263Aloisio P.WChoke from backGT OpenABSSF2017
14521Luis HenriqueWGuillotineNoGi Worlds73KGR12017
14527Daniel SethWDarce chokeNoGi Worlds73KGR22017
14835Douglas KallinWArm in guillotineLos Angeles Open82KG4F2018
14849Nichollas GreneWPts: 2x0Los Angeles OpenABSR12018
14885Alexis AlduncinAlexis AlduncinWBotinhaMexico Pro77KGSF2018
14886Alberto SerranoWArm in guillotineMexico Pro77KGF2018
15167Charles McGuireWArmbarPan AmericanABSR12018
15798Bruno MachadoWReferee DecisionDenver Open82KGSF2018
15799Gabriel RochaWReferee DecisionDenver Open82KGF2018
15805Hugo ValdemarWGuillotineDenver OpenABSR12018
15807Rafael VasconcelosRafael VasconcelosWGuillotineDenver OpenABS4F2018
15808Marcus WilsonWChoke from backDenver OpenABSSF2018
16204Aleksandar RajajicWN/AF2W Pro 7482KGSPF2018
16535Brandon BergeronWArm in guillotineF2W Pro 7882KGSPF2018
18379Jared DoppJared DoppWArm in guillotineNoGi WorldsABSR12018
18726Tom GallicchioWTriangleADCC WC Trials77KGR12019
18729Kevin MelendrezWRNCADCC WC Trials77KGR22019
18731Ryan FillingameWRNCADCC WC Trials77KGR32019
18734Max RohskopfWRNCADCC WC Trials77KG4F2019
18737Stephen SimmsWPts: 3x2ADCC WC Trials77KGSF2019
18738W. TacketWGuillotineADCC WC Trials77KGF2019
19181Felipe LinharesFelipe LinharesWPts: 14x2Pan American76KGR12019
19986Jake MackenzieJake MackenzieWPts: 4x4, AdvAtlanta Spring Open82KGSF2019
20066Thomas KeenanWChoke from backDenver Open82KGSF2019
20161Jeremy JacksonJeremy JacksonWPts: 6x4World Champ.76KGR12019
20524Dan MartinezWPts: 14x2Jitz King85KGSPF2019
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