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Jonas Andrade

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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 AJP Abu Dhabi World Pro (2021)
  • 1st Place AJP Grand Slam, ABD (2022)
  • 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 Abu Dhabi World Pro (2021+)
  • 2nd Place AJP Grand Slam, MSK (2019)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF World Championship (2021)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF European Open (2022)

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)
+ The AJP federation ran two Abu Dhabi World Pro events in 2021, one in April another in November, the “+” sign represents the 2nd event, in November.

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

    25 (38%)
    5 (8%)
    31 (47%)
    3 (5%)
    1 (2%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)


Toe hold
Estima lock
Choke from back
    7 (44%)
    5 (31%)
    2 (13%)
    1 (6%)
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    1 (6%)


Choke from back

Jonas Andrade Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
20760Gabriel SousaGabriel SousaLPts: 2x0Grand Slam MSK62KGRR2019
21017Carlos AlbertoLPts: 4x2ACB World Champ.60KGF2019
21640Gabriel SousaGabriel SousaLPts: 2x2, AdvGrand Slam LA62KGSF2019
23048Mikey MusumeciMikey MusumeciLReferee DecisionEuropean Open64KGF2020
23161Lucas PereiraLPts: 0x0, AdvSwiss Nat Pro62KGF2020
23308Mohamad HayatLDQFrance Nat. Pro69KG4F2020
24086Lucas PinheiroLucas PinheiroLPts: 0x0, AdvPan American57KGF2020
27179Roiter LimaRoiter LimaLPts: 7x5Grand Slam MIA56KGF2021
28417Welerson GoncalvesLPts: 6x4Grand Slam RJ56KGSF2021
29136Nathannael FernandesNathannael FernandesLPts: 9x6World Pro56KGF2021
29408Mikey MusumeciMikey MusumeciLBotinhaWorld Champ.57KGSF2021
29651Khalel AlshehhiLChoke from backTeams CupN/ARR2021
29655Lucas PinheiroLucas PinheiroLPts: 4x1Teams CupN/ARR2021
29676Nathannael FernandesNathannael FernandesLPts: 2x1Teams CupN/ARR2021
30462Welesrson GoncalvesLPts: 0x0, AdvEuropean Open57KGSF2022
32755Rodnei BarbosaRodnei BarbosaLAdvWorld Champ.57KG4F2022
20730John LennoWReferee DecisionGerman Nat.70KGF2019
20759Isa KasamarovWChoke from backGrand Slam MSK62KGRR2019
21015Isa KarasanovWSubmissionACB World Champ.60KGSF2019
21021Samuel PetiteWPts: 11x0ACB World Champ.70KG4F2019
21217Gabriel SousaGabriel SousaWReferee DecisionGrand Slam TYO62KGF2019
21514Jose SanchezWSubmissionGeneve Open64KGSF2019
21638Vincent SaenzWTriangleGrand Slam LA62KG4F2019
21642Joao FigueiredoWPts: 4x0Grand Slam LA62KGRPC2019
21644Vincent SaenzWPts: 4x4, AdvGrand Slam LA62KG3RD2019
21906Anthony GuyWPts: 16x2Lisbon Open64KGSF2019
21997Alejandro CarrerasWPts: 2x0Templum FN70KGSPF2019
22020Marko OikarainenWPointsLondon FO64KGSF2019
22021Carlos PerezWPts: 16x2London FO64KGF2019
22126Giorgi RazmadzeWBotinhaEuropean NoGi61KG4F2019
22128Mani TavanaeWTriangleEuropean NoGi61KGSF2019
22129Rodnei BarbosaRodnei BarbosaWPts: 2x0European NoGi61KGF2019
22207Alexander MusiWPts: 0x0, AdvMalmo OpenABSSF2019
22208Johan GustafssonWPts: 2x2, AdvMalmo OpenABSF2019
22395Jarrah AlhazzaWChokeAmsterdam Open64KGF2019
22590Mani TavanaeiWPointsMadrid Open64KGF2019
22602Lucas RamosWTriangleParis Open64KGF2019
22740Jobson ApolinaroWPointsBerlin Open64KGF2019
22936Valmecir JuniorWArmlockGrand Slam AD62KG4F2020
22938Gabriel FrenhanWBotinhaGrand Slam AD62KGRPC2020
22939Bebeto OliveiraWPointsGrand Slam AD62KG3RD2020
23040Wesley SantosWPts: 4x4, AdvEuropean Open64KGR12020
23047Bebeto OliveiraWPointsEuropean Open64KGSF2020
23269Lucas FeitosaWPts: 2x0Austria Nat Pro62KGF2020
23554Alexis AlduncinAlexis AlduncinWSubmissionEuropean Pro62KGRR2020
23579Kalel SantosWToe holdGrand Slam LDN56KGSF2020
23580Lucas FeitosaWSubmissionGrand Slam LDN56KGF2020
23972Estevan MartinezEstevan MartinezWPts: 1x0Grand Slam MIA56KGRR2020
23973Estevan MartinezEstevan MartinezWPts: 6x0Grand Slam MIA56KGRR2020
24085Rene LopezWPts: 15x6Pan American57KGSF2020
24620Raul MarceloWPts: 9x2Grand Slam RJ56KG4F2020
24621Rodnei BarbosaRodnei BarbosaWPts: 7x3Grand Slam RJ56KGSF2020
24623Diogo ReisDiogo ReisWReferee DecisionGrand Slam RJ56KGF2020
24860Lucas PereiraWInjurySouth American57KGSF2020
25237Marko OikarainenWTriangleGrand Slam MSK56KGRR2021
25238Marko OikarainenWArmlockGrand Slam MSK56KGRR2021
25461Marko OikarainenWChoke from backGrand Slam AD56KGRR2021
25612Marko OikarainenWBotinhaWorld Pro56KGRR2021
25615Hiroki SugimotoWEstima lockWorld Pro56KGRR2021
26854Valmecir JuniorWArmbarAsia Cont. Pro62KGRR2021
26855Valmecir JuniorWSubmissionAsia Cont. Pro62KGRR2021
27177Frank CespedesFrank CespedesWPts: 4x3Grand Slam MIA56KGSF2021
27665Rodney BarbosaWPts: 3x3, PenGrand Slam MSK56KGSF2021
27782Mohamad HayatWEstima lockNetherlands Pro56KGF2021
27791Mohamad HayatWToe holdNetherlands NGP56KGF2021
28421Luciano AlexWBotinhaGrand Slam RJ56KG3RD2021
29129Samat AitpanbetWPts: 5x3World Pro56KGRR2021
29130Nathannael FernandesNathannael FernandesWTriangleWorld Pro56KGRR2021
29133Marko OikarainenWBotinhaWorld Pro56KGSF2021
29399Juan LopesJuan LopesWPts: 4x0World Champ.57KGR12021
29403Tomoyuki HashimotoTomoyuki HashimotoWPts: 2x2, AdvWorld Champ.57KG4F2021
29666Renato LageWTriangleTeams CupN/ARR2021
29698Aurelio SamboniWBotinhaTeams CupN/ARR2021
29700Breno PetersonWBotinhaACB Worlds60KG4F2021
29701Bruno RamosWPts: 2x1ACB Worlds60KGSF2021
29722Breno PetersonWTriangleACB World NG60KGSF2021
32238Samat AitpanbetWPts: 4x2Grand Slam AD56KGRR2022
32239Samat AitpanbetWPts: 2x1Grand Slam AD56KGRR2022
32240Samat AitpanbetWTriangleGrand Slam AD56KGRR2022
32716Sultan AlowaisWPts: 24x0Hungary Pro62KGF2022
32749Osamah AlmarwaiOsamah AlmarwaiWTriangleWorld Champ.57KGR12022
34419Samat AitpanbetWPts: 8x1EU Cont Pro56KGRR2022


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