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Craig Jones

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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 in purple belt division) 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 winning numerous prestigious events, including multiple belt titles in the Polaris Invitational promotion.

Craig Jones Jiu-Jitsu

Full Name: Craig Jones

Nickname: N/A

Lineage: Carlos Gracie > Helio Gracie > Carlos Gracie Jr > Jean Jacques Machado / Rigan Machado > John Will > John Simon > Lachlan Giles > Craig Jones

Main Achievements:

  • Polaris 205 lbs Champion (2018)
  • Polaris 185 lbs Champion (2018 / 2019)
  • 2nd Place ADCC World Championship (2019)
  • 3rd Place EBI 11 Invitational (2017)
  • 3rd Place Kasai 2 185lbs Grand Prix (2018)
  • 3rd Place Kasai 5 205lbs Grand Prix (2019)

Main Achievements (Colored Belts):

  • 1st Place IBJJF World Championship NoGi (2015 purple)
  • 1st Place AFBJJ Pan Pacific Championship (2014** purple)
  • 1st Place ADCC Asian & Oceania Trials (2014 / 2016)
  • 1st Place NAGA World Championship (2014 purple)
  • 3rd Place UAEJJF Abu Dhabi Pro (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

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, 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.

In 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 nationally and internationally, Craig Jones also managed to graduate with a degree in Behavioural Science (Psychology).

Craig Jones Instructional

Craig Jones MATCH STATS

Overall Positions

CONQUERED MOVES AVERAGE 1.21

OVERALL CONQUERED

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OPPONENT W/L TOP BOTTOM STAND UP EVENT ROUND YEAR
Leandro Lo W 2 1 0 ADCC RR 2017
Darragh OConaill W 0 1 0 EBI 4F 2017
Murilo Santana W 1 1 0 ADCC 4F 2017
Chael Sonnen W 0 1 0 ADCC RR 2017
Marcel Goncalves W 0 1 0 EBI 4F 2017
Keenan Cornelius L 0 1 0 ADCC RR 2017
Murilo Santana W 0 2 0 Kasai RR 2017
Andy Burke W 0 1 0 EBI RR 2017
Nathan Orchard W 0 1 0 EBI RR 2017
Gordon Ryan L 0 1 0 ADCC 4F 2017
Tex Johnson W 0 1 0 EBI RR 2017
Richie Martinez W 0 1 0 Kasai 3RD 2018
Dante Leon W 0 1 1 Kasai RR 2018
Keenan Cornelius W 0 0 1 Polaris RR 2018
Nick Calvanese W 0 1 0 Kasai RR 2018
Jake Shields W 1 1 0 Polaris RR 2018
Jon Blank W 2 1 0 Kasai RR 2019
Jackson Sousa W 0 1 0 Kasai 3RD 2019
Ben Dyson W 0 2 0 ADCC RR 2019
Jon Blank W 1 2 0 ADCC RR 2019
Mason Fowler W 0 3 0 ADCC 4F 2019

Craig Jones Grappling Record

44 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    2 (5%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    0 (0%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    36 (82%)
  • BY DECISION
    4 (9%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY EBI/OT
    2 (5%)

36 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Inside heel hook
28
10
#86e620
RNC
25
9
#5AD3D1
Outside heel hook
14
5
#d1212a
Kneebar
8
3
#fad11b
Terra footlock
6
2
#f58822
Toe hold
3
1
#224aba
Arm in guillotine
3
1
#ff9124
Reverse triangle
3
1
#bf1f6c
verbal tap
3
1
#22c9a5
Flying triangle
3
1
#fad223
Heel hook
3
1
#03861f
Triangle
3
1
36
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
15 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    6 (40%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    0 (0%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    3 (20%)
  • BY DECISION
    1 (7%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    2 (13%)
  • BY EBI/OT
    3 (20%)

3 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
Short choke
67
2
#86e620
Katagatame
33
1
3
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Craig Jones Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
11959Vagner RochaVagner RochaLEBI/OTEBI 1177KGSF2017
13822Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusLPts: 13x0ADCC88KGSF2017
13824Alexandre RibeiroAlexandre RibeiroLPts: 2x0ADCC88KG3RD2017
13869Gordon RyanGordon RyanLKatagatameADCCABS4F2017
14480Gordon RyanGordon RyanLEBI/OTEBI 14ABSF2017
14502Murilo SantanaMurilo SantanaLPts: 4x4, PenKasai ProABSSPF2017
14624C. NegromonteC. NegromonteLPts: 7x0NoGi Worlds85KG4F2017
15783Michael PerezMichael PerezLPts: 3x2Kasai Pro 284KGRR2018
16653DJ JacksonDJ JacksonLPts: 0x0, PenBoa Super 8ABSF2018
16830DJ JacksonDJ JacksonLReferee DecisionSpider Inv. 4FO76KGSPF2018
17627Gordon RyanGordon RyanLShort chokeQuintet 3ABSF2018
19606Kaynan DuarteKaynan DuarteLShort chokeKasai 593KGRR2019
20647Matheus DinizMatheus DinizLPointsThird Coast85KGSPF2019
21634Matheus DinizMatheus DinizLPts: 2x0ADCC88KGF2019
23374M. FowlerLEBI/OTSUG 16ABSSPF2020
11954Nathan OrchardWInside heel hookEBI 1177KGR12017
11958Darragh OConaillDarragh OConaillWKneebarEBI 1177KG4F2017
12923Micah BrakefieldWRNCSUG 4N/ASPF2017
13811Leandro LoLeandro LoWRNCADCC88KGE12017
13819Murilo SantanaMurilo SantanaWFlying triangleADCC88KG4F2017
13864Chael SonnenWOutside heel hookADCCABSE12017
13967Ben EgliWOutside heel hookSUG 588KGSPF2017
14146Bob FirasWHeel hookCoffs Harbour InvABSSPF2017
14473Andy BurkeWInside heel hookEBI 14ABSR12017
14477Marcel GoncalvesMarcel GoncalvesWInside heel hookEBI 14ABS4F2017
14479Aaron JohnsonAaron JohnsonWInside heel hookEBI 14ABSSF2017
15077Jake ShieldsJake ShieldsWInside heel hookPolaris 684KGSPF2018
15738Mindas VerzbickasWKneebarQuintetABSRR2018
15739Sergei GrecichoD---QuintetABSRR2018
15748Marcos SouzaMarcos SouzaWKneebarQuintetABSRR2018
15778Nick CalvaneseNick CalvaneseWTriangleKasai Pro 284KGRR2018
15780Dante LeonDante LeonWPts: 2x0Kasai Pro 284KGRR2018
15790Richie MartinezRichie MartinezWInside heel hookKasai Pro 284KG3RD2018
16649Roberto FriasWPts: 7x0Boa Super 8ABS4F2018
16652Ben HodgkinsonWOutside heel hookBoa Super 8ABSSF2018
17117Rousimar PalharesRousimar PalharesWReferee DecisionKasai Pro 3ABSSPF2018
17347Matheus DinizMatheus DinizWReferee DecisionGrapple FestABSSPF2018
17622Richie MartinezRichie MartinezWTerra footlockQuintet 3ABSSF2018
17623Adam SachnoffWRNCQuintet 3ABSSF2018
17626Antoine JaoudeWRNCQuintet 3ABSF2018
18367Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusWReferee DecisionPolaris 893KGSPF2018
19142Gabriel ArgesGabriel ArgesWRNCGrappleFest 4ABSSPF2019
19283Tim SpriggsTim SpriggsWInside heel hookGrappling Ind.ABSSPF2019
19602P. MarinhoD---Kasai 593KGRR2019
19605Jon BlankJon BlankWRNCKasai 593KGRR2019
19608Jackson SousaJackson SousaWTerra footlockKasai 593KG3RD2019
20259Denis HallmanWToe holdSUG 888KGSPF2019
20338M. LutesWReferee DecisionPolaris 1085KGSPF2019
20526M. PerhavecWInside heel hookGrappleFest 588KGSPF2019
20753Aaron JohnsonAaron JohnsonWRNCKASAI SS Florida92KGSPF2019
20774Anthony JohnsonWInside heel hookSUG 9ABSSPF2019
21581Ben DysonWInside heel hookADCC88KGR12019
21589Mason FowlerWArm in guillotineADCC88KG4F2019
21631Jon BlankJon BlankWRNCADCC88KGSF2019
22368Adam WardzinskiAdam WardzinskiWReverse triangleGrappleFest 7100KGSPF2019
22475Fredson PaixaoFredson PaixaoWRNCQuintet UltraABSSPF2019
22583Gilbert BurnsGilbert BurnsWOutside heel hookSUG 1088KGSPF2019
23276Kevin CaseyWOutside heel hookSUG 12ABSSPF2020
23277Vinny MagalhaesVinny MagalhaesWverbal tapSUG 13ABSSPF2020
23292Vagner RochaVagner RochaWEBI/OTF2W 14288KGSPF2020
23338Gabriel CheccoWEBI/OTSUG 15ABSSPF2020

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