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Francisco Jonas Borges Andrade, commonly known as Jonas Andrade, is a Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt under Cicero Costha and Murilo Santana, as well as a representative of the Cicero Costha (PSLPB) / Unity Academy coalition in the sport’s international circuit. Jonas Andrade became widely recognized as one of his generation’s best competitors after his numerous accolades in the International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation (IBJJF) and UAE Jiu-Jitsu Federation (UAEJJF) tournament scene.

Jonas Andrade Jiu-Jitsu

Full Name: Francisco Jonas Borges Andrade

Nickname: N/A

Lineage 1: Carlos Gracie > Helio Gracie > Rickson Gracie > Marcelo Behring > Waldomiro Perez > Roberto Godoi > Marco Barbosa > Cicero Costha > Jonas Andrade

Lineage 2: Carlos Gracie > Helio Gracie > Rickson Gracie > Marcelo Behring > Mario Yamasaki > Murilo Santana > Jonas Andrade

Main Achievements:

  • 1st Place IBJJF European Open NoGi (2019)
  • 1st Place IBJJF German Nationals (2019)
  • 1st Place AJP Abu Dhabi World Pro (2021)
  • 1st Place AJP Grand Slam, TYO (2019)
  • 1st Place AJP Grand Slam, LDN (2020)
  • 1st Place AJP Grand Slam, MIA (2020)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF Pans Championship (2020)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF European Open (2020)
  • 2nd Place AJP Grand Slam, MSK (2019)

Main Achievements (Colored Belts):

  • 1st Place IBJJF World Championship (2018 purple, 2019*** brown)
  • 1st Place IBJJF European Open (2017 / 2018 purple, 2019 brown)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Pans Championship (2016 blue)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Pans Championship NoGi (2018 brown)
  • 1st Place IBJJF European Open NoGi (2018 purple)
  • 1st Place AJP Grand Slam, LDN (2019 brown)
  • 1st Place AJP Grand Slam, ABD (2019 brown)
  • 1st Place AJP Grand Slam, TYO (2018 brown)
  • 2nd Place AJP Abu Dhabi World Pro (2019 brown)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF European Open NoGi (2016 blue)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF World Championship (2016 purple)
  • 3rd Place CBJJ Brazilian Nationals (2018 purple)

* Absolute
** Weight and absolute
*** Closed out the bracket with teammate(s)

Favorite Position/Technique: Open Guard

Weight Division: Peso Pluma (64,00 kg/141.5 lbs)

Team/Association: PSLPB Cicero Costha / Unity Jiu-Jitsu

Jonas Andrade Biography

Jonas Andrade was born on June 16, 1996, in Bairro Planalto do Pici, a neighborhood located on the city of Fortaleza, the capital of the northeastern Brazilian state of Ceará.

Growing up Andrade practiced futsal (indoor soccer) for a few years before mixed martial arts (MMA) captured his interest. Influenced by the top MMA fighters, Jonas decided to join a muay Thai gym at the age of 13 with coaches Eduardo “Cahorrão” and Thiago Cão.

While enjoying gym life, Jonas made a few friends who trained both MT with him and jiu-jitsu. Andrade used to make fun of these friend’s BJJ practice, deeming it “unmanly” to be rolling around on the floor with another man. Eventually, his friends Thiago Cabeça and Luciano Kleiton convinced Jonas to roll with them, and the result was described as a “demolition” by Thiago and Luciano on the floor. This event led Andrade to sign on to grappling classes on February 12, 2012.

Jonas’ first jiu-jitsu coach was Leandro Siva, under whose guidance Andrade fell in love with the sport. By the time he was a white belt, the young Ceará native was already living the lifestyle of a full-time grappler, with all his resources channeling towards competition and training.

In 2014 Andrade traveled south, to São Paulo, to compete at the CBJJE World Championship. The intent was to do both the CBJJE event and the IBJJF Rio Open a few weeks later, but the commute up and down the country made his return unfeasible. Instead, Jonas requested to stay at the Cicero Costha academy during the interval between the two competitions, an offer accepted by the legendary Master.

Upon his return from the São Paulo experience, and galvanized by the outstanding level of training at Costha’s gym, Jonas was fully convinced he wanted to move to São Paulo to pursue a career in jiu-jitsu. His mother prevented him from going immediately, forcing her son to remain until he finished high school.

As a 17-year-old, Jonas finally made the permanent trip to São Paulo, where he settled in Cicero’s famous Fighter House. A free hostel for the team’s sponsored athletes. With the help of Costha and sponsors such as André Papini, Andrade started traveling the world and reaping the rewards of his hard work, quickly becoming one of the major players in the colored belt division.

During his many travels to compete abroad, Jonas established a strong connection with the Unity Jiu-Jitsu Academy in New York, USA, a gym with very open-minded views on team-training. The gym’s head coach, Murilo Santana, also had strong ties with the Cicero Costha team, with Unity being a point of reference for many PSLPB students.

After a fantastic year as a brown belt (2018-2019), with a series of positive competitive results, Jonas Andrade was finally promoted to black belt, in June 2019. The award ceremony was led by both Cicero Costha and Murilo Santana.

Jonas Andrade Grappling Record

    16 (38%)
    4 (10%)
    18 (43%)
    3 (7%)
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)


Choke from back
Toe hold
Estima lock
    2 (29%)
    3 (43%)
    0 (0%)
    1 (14%)
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    1 (14%)


Jonas Andrade Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
20639Gabriel SousaGabriel SousaLPts: 2x0Grand Slam MSK62KGRR2019
20896Carlos AlbertoLPts: 4x2ACB World Champ.60KGF2019
21506Gabriel SousaGabriel SousaLPts: 2x2, AdvGrand Slam LA62KGSF2019
22879Mikey MusumeciMikey MusumeciLReferee DecisionEuropean Open64KGF2020
22989Lucas PereiraLPts: 0x0, AdvSwiss Nat Pro62KGF2020
23135Mohamad HayatLDQFrance Nat. Pro69KG4F2020
23883Lucas PinheiroLucas PinheiroLPts: 0x0, AdvPan American57KGF2020
20609John LennoWReferee DecisionGerman Nat.70KGF2019
20638Isa KasamarovWChoke from backGrand Slam MSK62KGRR2019
20894Isa KarasanovWSubmissionACB World Champ.60KGSF2019
20899Samuel PetiteWPts: 11x0ACB World Champ.70KG4F2019
21094Gabriel SousaGabriel SousaWReferee DecisionGrand Slam TYO62KGF2019
21381Jose SanchezWSubmissionGeneve Open64KGSF2019
21504Vincent SaenzWTriangleGrand Slam LA62KG4F2019
21508Joao FigueiredoWPts: 4x0Grand Slam LA62KGRPC2019
21510Vincent SaenzWPts: 4x4, AdvGrand Slam LA62KG3RD2019
21769Anthony GuyWPts: 16x2Lisbon Open64KGSF2019
21860Alejandro CarrerasWPts: 2x0Templum FN70KGSPF2019
21882Marko OikarainenWPointsLondon Fall Open64KGSF2019
21883Carlos PerezWPts: 16x2London Fall Open64KGF2019
21985Giorgi RazmadzeWBotinhaEuropean NoGi61KG4F2019
21987Mani TavanaeWTriangleEuropean NoGi61KGSF2019
21988Rodnei BarbosaRodnei BarbosaWPts: 2x0European NoGi61KGF2019
22066Alexander MusiWPts: 0x0, AdvMalmo OpenABSSF2019
22067Johan GustafssonWPts: 2x2, AdvMalmo OpenABSF2019
22250Jarrah AlhazzaWChokeAmsterdam Open64KGF2019
22439Mani TavanaeiWPointsMadrid Open64KGF2019
22451Lucas RamosWTriangleParis Open64KGF2019
22585Jobson ApolinaroWPointsBerlin Open64KGF2019
22774Valmecir JuniorWArmlockGrand Slam AD62KG4F2020
22776Gabriel FrenhanWBotinhaGrand Slam AD62KGRPC2020
22777Bebeto OliveiraWPointsGrand Slam AD62KG3RD2020
22871Wesley SantosWPts: 4x4, AdvEuropean Open64KGR12020
22878Bebeto OliveiraWPointsEuropean Open64KGSF2020
23097Lucas FeitosaWPts: 2x0Austria Nat Pro62KGF2020
23365Alexis AlduncinAlexis AlduncinWSubmissionEuropean Pro62KGRR2020
23390Kalel SantosWToe holdGrand Slam LDN56KGSF2020
23391Lucas FeitosaWSubmissionGrand Slam LDN56KGF2020
23773Estevan MartinezWPts: 6x0Grand Slam MIA56KGRR2020
23882Rene LopezWPts: 15x6Pan American57KGSF2020
24406Raul MarceloWPts: 9x2Grand Slam RJ56KG4F2020
24407Rodnei BarbosaRodnei BarbosaWPts: 7x3Grand Slam RJ56KGSF2020
24409Diogo ReisDiogo ReisWReferee DecisionGrand Slam RJ56KGF2020
24639Lucas PereiraWInjurySouth American57KGSF2020
24977Marko OikarainenWTriangleGrand Slam MSK56KGRR2021
24978Marko OikarainenWArmlockGrand Slam MSK56KGRR2021
25199Marko OikarainenWChoke from backGrand Slam AD56KGRR2021
25348Marko OikarainenWBotinhaWorld Pro56KGRR2021
25351Hiroki SugimotoWEstima lockWorld Pro56KGRR2021


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