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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 Pans Championship (2023)
  • 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

    34 (40%)
    5 (6%)
    42 (49%)
    3 (3%)
    1 (1%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)


Toe hold
Choke from back
Estima lock
Loop choke
    8 (42%)
    5 (26%)
    3 (16%)
    1 (5%)
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    1 (5%)


Choke from back
Triangle armlock

Jonas Andrade Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
20773Gabriel SousaGabriel SousaLPts: 2x0Grand Slam MSK62KGRR2019
21030Carlos AlbertoLPts: 4x2ACB World Champ.60KGF2019
21653Gabriel SousaGabriel SousaLPts: 2x2, AdvGrand Slam LA62KGSF2019
23072Mikey MusumeciMikey MusumeciLReferee DecisionEuropean Open64KGF2020
23185Lucas PereiraLPts: 0x0, AdvSwiss Nat Pro62KGF2020
23332Mohamad HayatLDQFrance Nat. Pro69KG4F2020
24116Lucas PinheiroLucas PinheiroLPts: 0x0, AdvPan American57KGF2020
27217Roiter LimaRoiter LimaLPts: 7x5Grand Slam MIA56KGF2021
28458Welerson GoncalvesWelerson GoncalvesLPts: 6x4Grand Slam RJ56KGSF2021
29178Nathannael FernandesNathannael FernandesLPts: 9x6World Pro56KGF2021
29453Mikey MusumeciMikey MusumeciLBotinhaWorld Champ.57KGSF2021
29696Khalel AlshehhiLChoke from backTeams CupN/ARR2021
29700Lucas PinheiroLucas PinheiroLPts: 4x1Teams CupN/ARR2021
29721Nathannael FernandesNathannael FernandesLPts: 2x1Teams CupN/ARR2021
30542Welerson GoncalvesWelerson GoncalvesLPts: 0x0, AdvEuropean Open57KGSF2022
32859Rodnei BarbosaRodnei BarbosaLAdvWorld Champ.57KG4F2022
36315Meyram MaquineMeyram MaquineLTriangle armlockWorld Pro62KGSF2022
38175Yuri HendrexYuri HendrexLPts: 1x0AJPGD LDN56KGSF2023
38344Zayed AlkatheeriZayed AlkatheeriLN/APan American58KGSF2023
20743John LennoWReferee DecisionGerman Nat.70KGF2019
20772Isa KasamarovWChoke from backGrand Slam MSK62KGRR2019
21028Isa KarasanovWSubmissionACB World Champ.60KGSF2019
21034Samuel PetiteWPts: 11x0ACB World Champ.70KG4F2019
21230Gabriel SousaGabriel SousaWReferee DecisionGrand Slam TYO62KGF2019
21527Jose SanchezWSubmissionGeneve Open64KGSF2019
21651Vincent SaenzWTriangleGrand Slam LA62KG4F2019
21655Joao FigueiredoWPts: 4x0Grand Slam LA62KGRPC2019
21657Vincent SaenzWPts: 4x4, AdvGrand Slam LA62KG3RD2019
21920Anthony GuyWPts: 16x2Lisbon Open64KGSF2019
22012Alejandro CarrerasWPts: 2x0Templum FN70KGSPF2019
22037Marko OikarainenWPointsLondon FO64KGSF2019
22038Carlos PerezWPts: 16x2London FO64KGF2019
22143Giorgi RazmadzeWBotinhaEuropean NoGi61KG4F2019
22145Mani TavanaeWTriangleEuropean NoGi61KGSF2019
22146Rodnei BarbosaRodnei BarbosaWPts: 2x0European NoGi61KGF2019
22227Alexander MusiWPts: 0x0, AdvMalmo OpenABSSF2019
22228Johan GustafssonWPts: 2x2, AdvMalmo OpenABSF2019
22419Jarrah AlhazzaWChokeAmsterdam Open64KGF2019
22613Mani TavanaeiWPointsMadrid Open64KGF2019
22625Lucas RamosWTriangleParis Open64KGF2019
22764Jobson ApolinaroWPointsBerlin Open64KGF2019
22960Valmecir JuniorWArmlockGrand Slam AD62KG4F2020
22962Gabriel FrenhanWBotinhaGrand Slam AD62KGRPC2020
22963Bebeto OliveiraWPointsGrand Slam AD62KG3RD2020
23064Wesley SantosWPts: 4x4, AdvEuropean Open64KGR12020
23071Bebeto OliveiraWPointsEuropean Open64KGSF2020
23293Lucas FeitosaWPts: 2x0Austria Nat Pro62KGF2020
23579Alexis AlduncinAlexis AlduncinWSubmissionEuropean Pro62KGRR2020
23604Kalel SantosWToe holdGrand Slam LDN56KGSF2020
23605Lucas FeitosaWSubmissionGrand Slam LDN56KGF2020
24002Estevan MartinezEstevan MartinezWPts: 1x0Grand Slam MIA56KGRR2020
24003Estevan MartinezEstevan MartinezWPts: 6x0Grand Slam MIA56KGRR2020
24115Rene LopezWPts: 15x6Pan American57KGSF2020
24651Raul MarceloWPts: 9x2Grand Slam RJ56KG4F2020
24652Rodnei BarbosaRodnei BarbosaWPts: 7x3Grand Slam RJ56KGSF2020
24654Diogo ReisDiogo ReisWReferee DecisionGrand Slam RJ56KGF2020
24891Lucas PereiraWInjurySouth American57KGSF2020
25269Marko OikarainenWTriangleGrand Slam MSK56KGRR2021
25270Marko OikarainenWArmlockGrand Slam MSK56KGRR2021
25493Marko OikarainenWChoke from backGrand Slam AD56KGRR2021
25644Marko OikarainenWBotinhaWorld Pro56KGRR2021
25647Hiroki SugimotoWEstima lockWorld Pro56KGRR2021
26892Valmecir JuniorWArmbarAsia Cont. Pro62KGRR2021
26893Valmecir JuniorWSubmissionAsia Cont. Pro62KGRR2021
27215Frank CespedesFrank CespedesWPts: 4x3Grand Slam MIA56KGSF2021
27702Rodney BarbosaWPts: 3x3, PenGrand Slam MSK56KGSF2021
27819Mohamad HayatWEstima lockNetherlands Pro56KGF2021
27828Mohamad HayatWToe holdNetherlands NGP56KGF2021
28462Luciano AlexWBotinhaGrand Slam RJ56KG3RD2021
29171Samat AitpanbetWPts: 5x3World Pro56KGRR2021
29172Nathannael FernandesNathannael FernandesWTriangleWorld Pro56KGRR2021
29175Marko OikarainenWBotinhaWorld Pro56KGSF2021
29444Juan LopesJuan LopesWPts: 4x0World Champ.57KGR12021
29448Tomoyuki HashimotoTomoyuki HashimotoWPts: 2x2, AdvWorld Champ.57KG4F2021
29711Renato LageWTriangleTeams CupN/ARR2021
29743Aurelio SamboniWBotinhaTeams CupN/ARR2021
29745Breno PetersonWBotinhaACB Worlds60KG4F2021
29746Bruno RamosWPts: 2x1ACB Worlds60KGSF2021
29767Breno PetersonWTriangleACB World NG60KGSF2021
32334Samat AitpanbetWPts: 4x2Grand Slam AD56KGRR2022
32335Samat AitpanbetWPts: 2x1Grand Slam AD56KGRR2022
32336Samat AitpanbetWTriangleGrand Slam AD56KGRR2022
32816Sultan AlowaisWPts: 24x0Hungary Pro62KGF2022
32853Osamah AlmarwaiOsamah AlmarwaiWTriangleWorld Champ.57KGR12022
34563Samat AitpanbetWPts: 8x1EU Cont Pro56KGRR2022
35312Abdul AlmurdhiWLoop chokeAsia Pro62KG4F2022
35317Bruno BorgesWCryangleAsia Pro62KGSF2022
35318Zayed AlkatheeriZayed AlkatheeriWPts: 5x4Asia Pro62KGF2022
35398Abdulla MunfarediWToe holdNoGi GP Rome62KGRR2022
35399Abdulla MunfarediWToe holdNoGi GP Rome62KGRR2022
35403Xavi BasWPts: 15x0Rome Pro62KGRR2022
35404Xavi BasWArmbarRome Pro62KGF2022
36305Huseyn AbaszadaWN/AWorld Pro62KGR12022
36310A. AlmurdhiWPts: 1x1World Pro62KG4F2022
36321Song HyeongkeunWBotinhaWorld Pro62KGRPC2022
36322Sebastian SerpaSebastian SerpaWPts: 2x1World Pro62KG3RD2022
36518Zayed AlkatheeriZayed AlkatheeriWPts: 5x3Netherlands Pro62KGF2022
36951Shamil GazievWSubmissionACB World65KGSF2022
36964Surkhay AsadulaevWPts: 6x2ACB World NG65KGSF2022
38172Marko OikarainenWTriangleAJPGD LDN56KG4F2023
38179Welerson GoncalvesWelerson GoncalvesWPts: 3x2AJPGD LDN56KG3RD2023
43956Misha KanaiWBotinhaRome Open64KGRR2023
43957Augustin GimenezWTriangleRome Open64KGRR2023
45354Gabriel BandeiraWTriangleDublin FO64KGSF2023
45355Seokhyeon SeoWPts: 2x0Dublin FO64KGF2023


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