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Johnny Tama

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Johnny Tama is an Equatorian grappler and a jiu-jitsu black belt under Juan Miguel Iturralde of the Alliance Academy. Tama earned his reputation as one of the top athletes of his generation after conquering medals at the International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation (IBJJF) Pan American Championship (gi and no-gi) and World Championships (also gi and no-gi) in both the purple and brown belt categories. Later, in December 2019, Johnny Tama became the first Hispanic athlete to conquer an IBJJF world title in the adult black belt division of this sport.

Johnny Tama Jiu-Jitsu

Full Name: Johnny Joachin Tama Apolinario

Nickname: N/A

Lineage: Carlos GracieHelio Gracie >Rolls GracieRomero CavalcantiFábio Gurgel > Fernando Di PieroJuan Miguel Iturralde > Johnny Tama

Main Achievements:

  • 1st Place IBJJF World Championship No-Gi (2019)
  • 1st Place SJJIF World Championship No-Gi (2018)
  • 1st Place SJJIF World Championship (2018)
  • 1st Place IBJJF NY Spring Open No-Gi (2019)
  • 1st Place IBJJF NY Spring Open (2018)
  • 1st Place Orange County Open (2018)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Houston Open (2017)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Austin Open (2018)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Charlotte Open (2017)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Boston Spring Open (2017)
  • 1st Place AJP Ecuador National Pro (2017)
  • 1st Place AJP NY National Pro (2017)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF Pan Championship No-Gi (2019)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF NY Spring Open (2019)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF Dallas Open (2021)
  • 2nd Place Marianas Open (2017)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF American Nats No-Gi (2019**)
  • FIVE Grappling Superfight Winner (2018)

Main Achievements (Colored Belts):

  • 1st Place IBJJF Pan Championship (2014 purple)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Pan Championship No-Gi (2016 brown)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Dallas International Open (2016 brown)
  • 1st Place UAEJJF Grand Slam, Los Angeles (2015 brown)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Miami Open (2013** / 2014 ** purple)
  • 1st Place IBJJF NY Spring Open (2015 brown)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Boston Spring Open (2015 brown)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF World Championship No-Gi (2014 brown)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF World Championship (2014 purple, 2015 brown)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF Pan Championship (2015 brown)

* Absolute
** Weight and absolute

Favorite Position/Technique: Good overall game

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

Team/Association: Alliance

Johnny Tama Biography

Johnny Tama was born on October 20, 1992, in Guayaquil, Ecuador.

Growing up Johnny was not a fan of martial arts, with a short time spent doing taekwondo at the age of 12 being his only contact with any form of combat. That lack of interest would change after a street altercation in 2009, which saw Tama at the wrong end of a beating.

Following his stepfather’s advice, Johnny started paying attention to Brazilian jiu-jitsu. He finally decided to start taking grappling classes after witnessing Fernando Di Piero (also known as Soluço) defeat an opponent with ease inside the cage, using solely grappling.

In June of 2009 Tama joined the class of Juan Miguel Iturralde Aguirre, brother of Leonardo Iturralde, Francisco “Sinistro” Iturralde and a black belt under the aforementioned Di Piero. Juan Miguel would remain by Johnny’s side throughout his development as a grappler, though Tama was also assisted by other coaches throughout his many travels in search of high-level coaching and competition. One of his bigger influences was Rubens Charles, a legend of the sport with whom Johnny trained on many occasions while climbing the belt ranks of jiu-jitsu.

The growth of BJJ in Chile was also heavily influenced by Johnny Tama who visited the South American country on several occasions, both coaching and competing.

After many years competing in the world’s top jiu-jitsu tournaments in the lower belt divisions, Tama received his black belt from the hands of Juan Miguel Iturralde. The ceremony taking place on December 15 of 2016.

Johnny Tama Instructional

Johnny Tama Grappling Record

66 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    22 (33%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    5 (8%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    32 (48%)
  • BY DECISION
    7 (11%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

32 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Estima lock
16
5
#86e620
Botinha
16
5
#5AD3D1
Choke from back
13
4
#d1212a
Choke
9
3
#fad11b
Kneebar
9
3
#f58822
Armbar
9
3
#224aba
RNC
9
3
#ff9124
Inverted triangle
3
1
#bf1f6c
Flying armbar
3
1
#22c9a5
Crucifix choke
3
1
#fad223
Katagatame
3
1
#03861f
Triangle
3
1
#039a1f
Kimura
3
1
32
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
49 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    22 (45%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    8 (16%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    6 (12%)
  • BY DECISION
    10 (20%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY EBI/OT
    1 (2%)

6 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
Submission
17
1
#86e620
Bow and arrow
17
1
#5AD3D1
Choke from back
17
1
#d1212a
Botinha
17
1
#fad11b
Triangle
17
1
#f58822
Guillotine
17
1
6
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Johnny Tama Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
11828Thiago MacedoThiago MacedoLPointsHouston OpenABS4F2017
11913Gianni GrippoGianni GrippoLSubmissionUAEJJF NY ProU77KGSF2017
12140Michael LieraMichael LieraLPts: 4x4, AdvPan American76KG8F2017
12354Marcio AndreMarcio AndreLBow and arrowNY Spring Open76KG4F2017
12371Samir AbdolkaderLPointsNY Spring OpenABSR12017
12806Isaque BahienseIsaque BahienseLPts: 2x0Marianas82KGF2017
13081Kevin MahechaKevin MahechaLPts: 2x2, AdvWorld Champ.76KGR12017
13310Kevin MahechaKevin MahechaLPts: 4x2American Nats76KGR12017
13487Victor SilverioVictor SilverioLPointsSan Jose Open82KGSF2017
13738Victor SilverioVictor SilverioLPts: 0x0, AdvSan Diego Pro82KG4F2017
13770Jaime CanutoJaime CanutoLPts: 2x0Grand Slam LA77KGR12017
14075Max GimenisMax GimenisLPts: 6x0Charlotte OpenABS4F2017
14688Kit DaleKit DaleLReferee DecisionNoGi WorldsABSR12017
14992Gilson NunesGilson NunesLPts: 2x0Atlanta W. Open76KG4F2018
15335Kauan BarbozaKauan BarbozaLPts: 4x2Pan American76KGR12018
15719Gianni GrippoGianni GrippoLPointsWashington SPO76KGF2018
16444Hugo MarquesHugo MarquesLPts: 6x2World Champ.76KGR22018
16803Jonathan SatavaJonathan SatavaLPts: 7x0NY BJJ Pro82KGSF2018
16888Mahamed AlyMahamed AlyLPointsAustin OpenABSSF2018
16905Jaime CanutoJaime CanutoLReferee DecisionW.S.O.G.81KG4F2018
17733J. GracieLChoke from backWSOG 281KG8F2018
18101Ben LeynardLBotinhaLong Beach OpenABSSF2018
18352Piter FrankLReferee DecisionF2W 9575KGSPF2018
18508Marcio AndreMarcio AndreLPts: 2x0NoGi Worlds73KGR12018
19112Alexandre PulgaAlexandre PulgaLAdvMiami W. Open76KGSF2019
19120Roberto AbreuRoberto AbreuLPts: 3x0Miami W. OpenABSSF2019
20041Jamil Hill-TaylorJamil Hill-TaylorLAdvNY Spring Open76KGF2019
20321Paulo GabrielPaulo GabrielLDQSan Diego Open76KGF2019
20776Paulo GabrielPaulo GabrielLReferee DecisionAmerican NG Nats73KGSF2019
20787Fellipe TrovoFellipe TrovoLPts: 4x4, AdvAmerican NG NatsABSSF2019
20799Alef BritoAlef BritoLPts: 0x0, AdvAmerican Nats76KGSF2019
21445Jeferson GuaresiJeferson GuaresiLPts: 0x0, AdvNo Gi Pan Am.79KGF2019
22223Kauan BarbozaKauan BarbozaLDQLong Beach Open76KGSF2019
22239Gabriel AlmeidaGabriel AlmeidaLReferee DecisionLong Beach OpenABS4F2019
23210Edwin NajmiEdwin NajmiLReferee DecisionF2W 13677KGSPF2020
23307Jonnatas GracieJonnatas GracieLEBI/OTBJJ Fanatics GP77KG4F2020
23515Dante LeonDante LeonLTriangleF2W 142N/ASPF2020
23547Valdir AraujoValdir AraujoLPointsJitz King84KGR12020
23586Pedro MarinhoPedro MarinhoLGuillotine3CG Kumite III81KG4F2020
23642Renato CanutoRenato CanutoLReferee DecisionKumite V81KG4F2020
23708Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoLReferee DecisionKumite 676KGSPF2020
23724Johnatha AlvesJohnatha AlvesLReferee DecisionF2W 15277KGSPF2020
23796Michael LieraMichael LieraLPts: 1x0Grand Slam MIA77KGSF2020
23801Pablo LavaselliPablo LavaselliLPts: 3x2Grand Slam MIA77KGRPC2020
23927Marcio AndreMarcio AndreLPts: 5x2Pan American76KG8F2020
24741Thiago MacedoThiago MacedoLPointsThird Coast70KGSPF2020
24914Johnatha AlvesJohnatha AlvesLPts: 2x0Dallas Open76KGF2021
25096Oliver TazaOliver TazaLReferee DecisionWNO 777KGSPF2021
25290Gianni GrippoGianni GrippoLPts: 4x2EUG 170KG4F2021
11748Armando CusmeWChokeEcuador Pro77KG4F2017
11750Marcus SuelWPts: 0x0, AdvEcuador Pro77KGSF2017
11751UnknownWEstima lockEcuador ProABS4F2017
11752F. RodriguezWBotinhaEcuador ProABSSF2017
11753Gaston ManzurWKneebarChile Open82KGF2017
11754Pelucio RamosWInverted triangleChile OpenABSF2017
11821Spenser GilliamWBotinhaHouston Open76KG4F2017
11822Thiago MacedoThiago MacedoWPts: 4x2Houston Open76KGSF2017
11823Frederico SilvaWArmbarHouston Open76KGF2017
11898Athos MirandaWPointsUAEJJF NY Pro77KGR12017
11901Joao FerreiraWPointsUAEJJF NY Pro77KG4F2017
11904Francisco TavaresWPointsUAEJJF NY Pro77KGSF2017
11912Joao MiyaoJoao MiyaoWPts: 3x2UAEJJF NY ProU77KG4F2017
11915Thiago BritoWBotinhaUAEJJF NY ProU77KG3RD2017
12126Victor de MatosWPts: 2x2, AdvPan American76KGR22017
12352Jonathan CorreaWBotinhaNY Spring Open76KGR12017
12667Julio AlmeidaWEstima lockBoston Sp. Open76KGSF2017
12668Renan BorgesWChoke from backBoston Sp. Open76KGF2017
12800Michael LieraMichael LieraWEstima lockMarianas82KG4F2017
12805Lucas RochaLucas RochaWPts: 2x2, AdvMarianas82KGSF2017
13410Yan LucasYan LucasWEstima lockFIVE Super LeagueN/ASPF2017
14071Kauan BarbozaKauan BarbozaWFlying armbarCharlotte Open76KGSF2017
14956Thiago LemosWKneebarLos Angeles Open76KG4F2018
14958Alexandre MolinaroAlexandre MolinaroWAdvLos Angeles Open76KGSF2018
15090Victor SilverioVictor SilverioWPointsHouston Open76KGSF2018
15911Felipe SimplicioWChoke from backNY Spring Open76KGRR2018
16881Rodrigo FreitasRodrigo FreitasWPointsAustin Open76KGF2018
16895Christopher H.WKneebarW.S.O.G.81KG8F2018
16900Vinicius WongWChoke from backW.S.O.G.81KG8F2018
17200Brian MahechaBrian MahechaWReferee DecisionLas Vegas Open76KG4F2018
17201Jeremy JacksonJeremy JacksonWReferee DecisionLas Vegas Open76KGSF2018
17727Dante LeonDante LeonWReferee DecisionWSOG 281KGR12018
17977Vitor MoraesWPts: 2x0SJJIF Worlds76KGSF2018
17978Piter FrankWPts: 2x0SJJIF Worlds76KGF2018
17994Dustn AkbariWPts: 4x0SJJIF NG World79KG4F2018
17995Erik CruzWPts: 4x2SJJIF NG World79KGSF2018
17996Jose SouzaWBotinhaSJJIF NG World79KGF2018
18098Victor CervantesWReferee DecisionLong Beach OpenABS4F2018
19041Joel SantiagoWArmbarOC Open76KG4F2019
19043Rodrigo FreitasRodrigo FreitasWAdvOC Open76KGSF2019
19466Eduard HohlWRNCPan American76KGR12019
20038Rodrigo GortariWN/ANY Spring Open76KG4F2019
20040Pedro FernandesWN/ANY Spring Open76KGSF2019
20062David GarmoDavid GarmoWPointsNY Spring NGO73KGSF2019
20063Khalil FadlallahWPointsNY Spring NGO73KGF2019
20319Victor PaschoalWCrucifix chokeSan Diego Open76KGRR2019
20477Pedro RamalhoPedro RamalhoWChokeWorld Champ.76KGR12019
20784John HansenWPts: 2x0American NG NatsABSR12019
20786Ben LenyardWPts: 8x0American NG NatsABS4F2019
20797Gabriel SilvaWKatagatameAmerican Nats76KG4F2019
21443Khalil FadlallahWPts: 4x0No Gi Pan Am.79KG4F2019
21444Breno MacielWEstima lockNo Gi Pan Am.79KGSF2019
21608Kevin BerbrichWReferee DecisionF2W 12674KGSPF2019
21803Diego SantanaWRNCF2W 12777KGSPF2019
22220Youngam NohWRNCLong Beach Open76KG4F2019
22236Nathan BarretoWArmbarLong Beach OpenABSR12019
22671Tomoshige SeraWTriangleNoGi Worlds73KGR12019
22677Natan ChuengNatan ChuengWPts: 4x2NoGi Worlds73KG4F2019
22682Fabio CaloiFabio CaloiWPts: 4x2NoGi Worlds73KGSF2019
22683Ygor RodriguesYgor RodriguesWPts: 7x0NoGi Worlds73KGF2019
23506Ethan CrelinstenEthan CrelinstenWReferee DecisionF2W 13975KGSPF2020
23793Mauricio GomezWKimuraGrand Slam MIA77KG4F2020
23921Mauricio EstebanWPts: 11x2Pan American76KGR12020
24710Jackson NagaiJackson NagaiWReferee DecisionF2W 15983KGSPF2020
24911Dylan WhyteWChoke from backDallas Open76KG4F2021
24913Tyler ScalisiWChokeDallas Open76KGSF2021

Johnny Tama 2017 Highlight

High Percentage Chokes  Instructional by Lachlan Giles

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