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Johnatha Alves is a Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt under Guilherme Mendes, who is also a product of the Believe & Achieve grappling scholarship, being the grappling program’s very first athlete to reach the prestigious rank. Alves is widely recognized as one of the top BJJ athletes of his generation, a reputation earned while competing for the Atos Jiu-Jitsu team in the lower belt divisions of the sport, a time when Guilherme Mendes’ Art Of Jiu-Jitsu team was linked with the San Diego based squad.

Johnatha Alves Jiu-Jitsu

Full Name: Johnatha Barbosa Alves

Nickname: N/A

Lineage: Carlos Gracie > Carlson Gracie > André Pederneiras > Ramon Lemos > Guilherme Mendes > Johnatha Alves

Main Achievements:

  • 1st Place IBJJF Pan Championship (2020)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Houston Open (2021**)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Dallas Open (2021**)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Fresno Open (2019)
  • 2nd Place AJP Grand Slam, MIA (2020)

Main Achievements:

  • 1st Place IBJJF World Championship (2017 blue, 2019 brown)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Pans Championship (2017 purple, 2019 brown)
  • 1st Place IBJJF World Championship Juvenile (2016** blue)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Pans Championship Juvenile (2016** blue)
  • 1st Place IBJJF European Open Juvenile (2016** blue)
  • 1st Place AJP Grand Slam, LA (2018 brown)
  • 1st Place ROYAL Invitational (2017 purple)
  • 1st Place Spyder International Challenge (2018)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF World Championship (2018 purple)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF European Open (2019 brown)

* Absolute
** Weight and absolute

Favorite Position/Technique: Berimbolo

Weight Division: Peso Leve (76,00 kg / 168.0 lbs)

Team/Association: AOJ

Johnatha Alves Biography

Johnatha Alves was born on January 12, 1999, in São Paulo, Brazil, where he first started training at the age of 9. Coach Caio Izidro was Johnatha’s first instructor, tuition later handed to Rodrigo “Sama” and Rogerio “Alemão” who awarded Alves his blue belt.

During his mid-teens, Alves applied for the Believe & Achieve grappling scholarship, a fund developed by the Mendes Brothers, Guilherme, and Rafael, in Costa Mesa, California. This grappling program was designed with the intent of helping the sport’s rising talent by granting them full room and board, the best training assistance available in the sport, as well as tournament registration and travel fee coverage. Alves proved to be the perfect candidate, joining the Mendes team in 2016, as a juvenile blue belt, at their performance center in Costa Mesa, California – Art of Jiu-Jitsu.

As soon as Johnatha joined the Believe & Achieve workgroup at AOJ, he started representing the Atos team on the international circuit, quickly proving why he had been picked for the B&A project by winning double gold medals at the 2016 IBJJF Europeans, Pans and Worlds that year.

Under the Mendes umbrella, Johnatha’s path of success carried across all colored belts, ultimately leading to his black belt promotion in a ceremony that took place on June 01, 2019. We use the term “ceremony” lightly as his belt award was an unusual event in itself: Alves was thrown his black belt by longtime coach Guilherme Mendes from the stands, while still on the mat, celebrating his win at the brown belt final of the World Jiu-Jitsu Championship.

Johnatha Alves Grappling Record

33 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    10 (30%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    0 (0%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    18 (55%)
  • BY DECISION
    4 (12%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

18 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Choke from back
56
10
#86e620
Armbar
17
3
#5AD3D1
RNC
11
2
#d1212a
Cachecol choke
6
1
#fad11b
Bow and arrow
6
1
#f58822
Katagatame
6
1
18
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
6 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    3 (50%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    2 (33%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    0 (0%)
  • BY DECISION
    1 (17%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

0 SUBMISSION LOSSES

Johnatha Alves Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
21532Jaime CanutoJaime CanutoLPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam LA77KGSF2019
22478Matheus GabrielMatheus GabrielLPts: 2x2, AdvSpyder Invitational76KGSF2019
23615Manuel RibamarManuel RibamarLReferee DecisionF2W 14784KGSPF2020
23749Ronaldo JuniorRonaldo JuniorLPts: 10x8Austin OpenABSF2020
23798Michael LieraMichael LieraLPts: 1x0Grand Slam MIA77KGF2020
25290Matheus GabrielMatheus GabrielLPts: 4x2EUG 170KG4F2021
21525Jeremy JacksonJeremy JacksonWPts: 4x0Grand Slam LA77KGR12019
21529Saul ViayraWPts: 11x2Grand Slam LA77KG4F2019
21810Kauan BarbozaKauan BarbozaWCachecol chokeWorld Festival77KGSPF2019
22474Jamil Hill-TaylorJamil Hill-TaylorWRNCSpyder Invitational76KG4F2019
23018Chris CardonaWBow and arrowFresno Open76KGSF2020
23020Paulo GabrielPaulo GabrielWPts: 4x2Fresno Open76KGF2020
23297Marcio AndreMarcio AndreWReferee DecisionArtista JJ76KGSPF2020
23724Johnny TamaJohnny TamaWReferee DecisionF2W 15277KGSPF2020
23737Alexandre MolinaroAlexandre MolinaroWChoke from backAustin Open76KGF2020
23745Emilio HernandezEmilio HernandezWChoke from backAustin OpenABS4F2020
23748Pedro RochaPedro RochaWRNCAustin OpenABSSF2020
23795Ricky SemigliaWPts: 8x1Grand Slam MIA77KG4F2020
23797Lucas ValleWPts: 10x3Grand Slam MIA77KGSF2020
23920Bruno ValdivinoWArmbarPan American76KGR12020
23928Alexandre MolinaroAlexandre MolinaroWChoke from backPan American76KG8F2020
23930Rodrigo FreitasRodrigo FreitasWPts: 3x0Pan American76KG4F2020
23933Jonnatas GracieJonnatas GracieWReferee DecisionPan American76KGSF2020
23934Michael LieraMichael LieraWPts: 4x2Pan American76KGF2020
24912Kevin MahechaKevin MahechaWChoke from backDallas Open76KGSF2021
24914Johnny TamaJohnny TamaWPts: 2x0Dallas Open76KGF2021
24927Jackson DouglasJackson DouglasWReferee DecisionDallas OpenABS4F2021
24930Michael LieraMichael LieraWPts: 8x6Dallas OpenABSSF2021
25117Luan AndreiWChoke from backOrlando Open76KG4F2021
25119Thiago AbudThiago AbudWChoke from backOrlando Open76KGSF2021
25121Michael LieraMichael LieraWPts: 4x2Orlando Open76KGF2021
25425Josh MurdockWArmbarCharleston Open76KGSF2021
25426Frederico AlvesWArmbarCharleston Open76KGF2021
25481Guilherme CleovanWInjuryHouston Open76KG4F2021
25483Luan AndreiWChoke from backHouston Open76KGSF2021
25484Matheus GalvaoWChoke from backHouston Open76KGF2021
25506Luan AndreiWChoke from backHouston OpenABS4F2021
25507Joao CizeskiJoao CizeskiWChoke from backHouston OpenABSSF2021
25628Gabriel SousaGabriel SousaWKatagatameArtista JJN/ASPF2021
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