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Johnny Tama is a Brazilian jiu jitsu black belt under Juan Miguel Iturralde of the Alliance Academy, being also one of the first Ecuadorian athletes to break through as a high end competitor in this sport/martial art. Tama earned this reputation while grappling in the lower belt divisions, having conquered 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.

Johnny Tama Jiu Jitsu

Full Name: Johnny Joachin Tama Apolinario

Nickname: N/A

Lineage: Mitsuyo Maeda > Carlos GracieHelio Gracie >Rolls GracieRomero CavalcantiFábio Gurgel > Fernando Di Piero > Juan Miguel Iturralde > Johnny Tama

Main Achievements:

  • IBJJF Houston International Open Champion (2017)
  • IBJJF Boston Spring International Open Champion (2017)
  • UAEJJF Ecuador National Pro Champion (2017)

Main Achievements (Colored Belts):

  • IBJJF Pan American Champion (2014 purple)
  • IBJJF Pan American No-Gi Champion (2016 brown)
  • IBJJF Dallas International Open (2016 brown)
  • IBJJF World No-Gi Championship Runner-up (2014 brown)
  • IBJJF World Championship 3rd Place (2014 purple, 2015 brown)
  • IBJJF Pan American Championship 3rd Place (2015 brown)

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.

On 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 Grappling Record

40 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    11 (28%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    5 (13%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    20 (50%)
  • BY DECISION
    4 (10%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

20 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Botinha
25
5
#86e620
Estima lock
20
4
#5AD3D1
Kneebar
15
3
#d1212a
Choke from back
15
3
#fad11b
Armbar
10
2
#f58822
Inverted triangle
5
1
#224aba
Flying armbar
5
1
#ff9124
Choke
5
1
20
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
26 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    15 (58%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    4 (15%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    4 (15%)
  • BY DECISION
    3 (12%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

4 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
Choke from back
25
1
#86e620
Botinha
25
1
#5AD3D1
Submission
25
1
#d1212a
Bow and arrow
25
1
4
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Johnny Tama Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
11689Thiago MacedoThiago MacedoLPointsHouston OpenABS4F2017
11763Gianni GrippoGianni GrippoLSubmissionUAEJJF NY ProU77KGSF2017
11989Michael LieraMichael LieraLPts: 4x4, AdvPan American76KG8F2017
12198Marcio AndreMarcio AndreLBow and arrowNY Spring Open76KG4F2017
12215Samir AbdolkaderLPointsNY Spring OpenABSR12017
12641Isaque BahienseIsaque BahienseLPts: 2x0Marianas82KGF2017
12907Kevin MahechaKevin MahechaLPts: 2x2, AdvWorld Champ.76KGR12017
13132Kevin MahechaKevin MahechaLPts: 4x2American Nats76KGR12017
13305Victor SilverioVictor SilverioLPointsSan Jose Open82KGSF2017
13555Victor SilverioVictor SilverioLPts: 0x0, AdvSan Diego Pro82KG4F2017
13587Jaime CanutoJaime CanutoLPts: 2x0Grand Slam LA77KGR12017
13885Max GimenisMax GimenisLPts: 6x0Charlotte OpenABS4F2017
14471Kit DaleLReferee DecisionNoGi WorldsABSR12017
14724Gilson NunesGilson NunesLPts: 2x0Atlanta W. Open76KG4F2018
15050Kauan BarbozaLPts: 4x2Pan American76KGR12018
15405Gianni GrippoGianni GrippoLPointsWashington SPO76KGF2018
16092Hugo MarquesHugo MarquesLPts: 6x2World Champ.76KGR22018
16431Jonathan SatavaJonathan SatavaLPts: 7x0NY BJJ Pro82KGSF2018
16516Mahamed AlyMahamed AlyLPointsAustin OpenABSSF2018
16532Jaime CanutoJaime CanutoLReferee DecisionW.S.O.G.81KG4F2018
17303J. GracieLChoke from backWSOG 281KG8F2018
17648Ben LeynardLBotinhaLong Beach OpenABSSF2018
17882Piter FrankLReferee DecisionF2W Pro 9575KGSPF2018
18022Marcio AndreMarcio AndreLPts: 2x0NoGi Worlds73KGR12018
18545Alexandre PulgaAlexandre PulgaLAdvMiami W. Open76KGSF2019
18553Roberto AbreuRoberto AbreuLN/AMiami W. OpenABSSF2019
11610Armando CusmeWChokeEcuador Pro77KG4F2017
11612Marcus SuelWPts: 0x0, AdvEcuador Pro77KGSF2017
11613UnknownWEstima lockEcuador ProABS4F2017
11614F. RodriguezWBotinhaEcuador ProABSSF2017
11615Gaston ManzurWKneebarChile Open82KGF2017
11616Pelucio RamosWInverted triangleChile OpenABSF2017
11682Spenser GilliamWBotinhaHouston Open76KG4F2017
11683Thiago MacedoThiago MacedoWPts: 4x2Houston Open76KGSF2017
11684Frederico SilvaWArmbarHouston Open76KGF2017
11748Athos MirandaWPointsUAEJJF NY Pro77KGR12017
11751Joao FerreiraWPointsUAEJJF NY Pro77KG4F2017
11754Francisco TavaresWPointsUAEJJF NY Pro77KGSF2017
11762Joao MiyaoJoao MiyaoWPts: 3x2UAEJJF NY ProU77KG4F2017
11765Thiago BritoWBotinhaUAEJJF NY ProU77KG3RD2017
11975Victor de MatosWPts: 2x2, AdvPan American76KGR22017
12196Jonathan CorreaWBotinhaNY Spring Open76KGR12017
12506Julio AlmeidaWEstima lockBoston Sp. Open76KGSF2017
12507Renan BorgesWChoke from backBoston Sp. Open76KGF2017
12635Michael LieraMichael LieraWEstima lockMarianas82KG4F2017
12640Lucas RochaLucas RochaWPts: 2x2, AdvMarianas82KGSF2017
13228Yan LucasYan LucasWEstima lockFIVE Super LeagueN/ASPF2017
13881Kauan BarbozaWFlying armbarCharlotte Open76KGSF2017
14688Thiago LemosWKneebarLos Angeles Open76KG4F2018
14690Alexandre MolinaroAlexandre MolinaroWAdvLos Angeles Open76KGSF2018
14818Victor SilverioVictor SilverioWPointsHouston Open76KGSF2018
15577Felipe SimplicioWChoke from backNY Spring Open76KGRR2018
16509Rodrigo FreitasRodrigo FreitasWPointsAustin Open76KGF2018
16522Christopher H.WKneebarW.S.O.G.81KG8F2018
16527Vinicius WongWChoke from backW.S.O.G.81KG8F2018
16814Brian MahechaBrian MahechaWReferee DecisionLas Vegas Open76KG4F2018
16815Jeremy JacksonJeremy JacksonWReferee DecisionLas Vegas Open76KGSF2018
17297Dante LeonDante LeonWReferee DecisionWSOG 281KGR12018
17525Vitor MoraesWPts: 2x0SJJIF Worlds76KGSF2018
17526Piter FrankWPts: 2x0SJJIF Worlds76KGF2018
17543Dustn AkbariWPts: 4x0SJJIF NG World79KG4F2018
17544Erik CruzWPts: 4x2SJJIF NG World79KGSF2018
17545Jose SouzaWBotinhaSJJIF NG World79KGF2018
17645Victor CervantesWReferee DecisionLong Beach OpenABS4F2018
18478Joel SantiagoWArmbarOC Open76KG4F2019
18480Rodrigo FreitasRodrigo FreitasWAdvOC Open76KGSF2019

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