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Craig Jones is an Australian grappler and Brazilian jiu jitsu black belt under Lachlan Giles who competes for the Absolute MMA Academy in the sport’s international circuit. An International Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Federation (IBJJF) World No-Gi Champion (2015 at purple belt) and a 2x ADCC Trials champion, Craig Jones turned many heads his way at the 2017 ADCC finals by submitting the tournament’s 88 kilogram #1 pick Leandro Lo. Jones’ would later cement his status as one of the best grapplers of his generation by reaching the semi final of the tournament.

Craig Jones Jiu Jitsu

Full Name: Craig Jones

Nickname: N/A

Lineage: Mitsuyo Maeda > Carlos Gracie > Helio Gracie > Carlson Gracie > Orlando Saraiva > Paulo Streckert > Thiago Stefanutti > Lachlan Giles > Craig Jones

Main Achievements:

  • ADCC Asian & Oceania Trials Champion (2014/2016)
  • Polaris 185 lbs Champion (2018)
  • Polaris 205 lbs Champion (2018)
  • SUG 5 Superfight Winner (2017)
  • EBI 11 3rd Place (2017)
  • Kasai 2 185lbs 3rd Place (2018)

Main Achievements (Colored Belts):

  • IBJJF World No-Gi Champion (2015 purple)
  • AFBJJ Pan Pacific Champion (2014** purple)
  • NAGA World Champion (2014 purple)
  • UAEJJF Abu Dhabi Pro 3rd Place (2016 brown)

* Absolute
** Weight and absolute

Favorite Position/Technique: Open Guard

Weight Division: Meio Pesado (88,30 kg / 195.0 lbs)

Team/Association: Absolute MMA

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Craig Jones Biography

Craig Jones was born on July 17, 1991 in Adelaide, South Australia.

Growing up Jones was a very active kid, playing a variety of intensive sports such as Australian rules football and basketball while also briefly training in taekwondo and judo. His interest in rough playing activities was a sign of Craig’s frame of mind, who as a teenager turned to mixed martial arts (MMA) and by the time of his 15th birthday dreamt of becoming an Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) fighter.

With the UFC in his sight Craig joined his cousin Matt Jones’ BJJ academy (2006), a gym called ISOHEALTH. It was under Matt’s guidance that Craig started making a name for himself in Australia’s national grappling circuit, this before joining the Maromba Academy in Melbourne (later named Absolute MMA), as a purple belt, where his tuition was then picked up by Lachlan Giles.

On December 2015, after an epic performance at the IBJJF World No-Gi Championships, Jones earned his brown belt. It was also around this time that Craig became a regular BJJ instructor. One year later Lachlan Giles promoted Craig to black belt.

While climbing the ranks of jiu jitsu, competing regularly national and internationally, Craig Jones also managed to graduate with a degree in Behavioural Science (Psychology).

Craig Jones Grappling Record

25 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    2 (8%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    0 (0%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    19 (76%)
  • BY DECISION
    4 (16%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

19 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Inside heel hook
32
6
#86e620
RNC
16
3
#5AD3D1
Outside heel hook
16
3
#d1212a
Kneebar
16
3
#fad11b
Flying triangle
5
1
#f58822
Heel hook
5
1
#224aba
Triangle
5
1
#ff9124
Terra footlock
5
1
19
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
11 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    6 (55%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    0 (0%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    2 (18%)
  • BY DECISION
    1 (9%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    2 (18%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

2 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
Katagatame
50
1
#86e620
Short choke
50
1
2
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Craig Jones Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
11837Vagner RochaVagner RochaLPointsEBI 1177KGSF2017
13672Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusLPts: 13x0ADCC88KGSF2017
13674Alexandre RibeiroAlexandre RibeiroLPts: 2x0ADCC88KG3RD2017
13719Gordon RyanGordon RyanLKatagatameADCCABS4F2017
14309Gordon RyanGordon RyanLPointsEBI 14ABSF2017
14319Murilo SantanaMurilo SantanaLPts: 4x4, PenKasai ProABSSPF2017
14441C. NegromonteC. NegromonteLPts: 7x0NoGi Worlds85KG4F2017
15500Michael PerezMichael PerezLPts: 3x2Kasai Pro 284KGRR2018
16328DJ JacksonDJ JacksonLPts: 0x0, PenBoa Super 8ABSF2018
16498DJ JacksonDJ JacksonLReferee DecisionSpider Inv. 4FO76KGSPF2018
17250Gordon RyanGordon RyanLShort chokeQuintet 3ABSF2018
11832Nathan OrchardWInside heel hookEBI 1177KGR12017
11836Darragh OConaillDarragh OConaillWKneebarEBI 1177KG4F2017
13661Leandro LoLeandro LoWRNCADCC88KGE12017
13669Murilo SantanaMurilo SantanaWFlying triangleADCC88KG4F2017
13714Chael SonnenWOutside heel hookADCCABSE12017
13817Ben EgliWOutside heel hookSUG 588KGSPF2017
13986Bob FirasWHeel hookCoffs Harbour InvABSSPF2017
14043Kit DaleWReferee DecisionGrappling Ind.ABSSPF2017
14302Andy BurkeWInside heel hookEBI 14ABSR12017
14306Marcel GoncalvesMarcel GoncalvesWInside heel hookEBI 14ABS4F2017
14308Aaron JohnsonAaron JohnsonWInside heel hookEBI 14ABSSF2017
14841Jake ShieldsJake ShieldsWInside heel hookPolaris 684KGSPF2018
15459Mindas VerzbickasWKneebarQuintetABSRR2018
15460Sergei GrecichoD---QuintetABSRR2018
15469Marcos SouzaMarcos SouzaWKneebarQuintetABSRR2018
15495Nick CalvaneseNick CalvaneseWTriangleKasai Pro 284KGRR2018
15497Dante LeonDante LeonWPts: 2x0Kasai Pro 284KGRR2018
15507Richie MartinezRichie MartinezWInside heel hookKasai Pro 284KG3RD2018
16324Roberto FriasWPts: 7x0Boa Super 8ABS4F2018
16327Ben HodgkinsonWOutside heel hookBoa Super 8ABSSF2018
16774Rousimar PalharesRousimar PalharesWReferee DecisionKasai Pro 3ABSSPF2018
16986Matheus DinizMatheus DinizWReferee DecisionGrapple FestABSSPF2018
17245Richie MartinezRichie MartinezWTerra footlockQuintet 3ABSSF2018
17246Adam SachnoffWRNCQuintet 3ABSSF2018
17249Antoine JaoudeWRNCQuintet 3ABSF2018
17950Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusWReferee DecisionPolaris 893KGSPF2018

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Craig Jones Grappling Industries Final (2016)

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