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José Bruno Pereira Matias, commonly known as Bruno Matias, is a jiu-jitsu black belt under Ulpiano Malachias of Team Gracie Barra who worked extensively with coach Felipe Pena (Preguiça) at the Projeto Gold Team – one of the prime grappling programs in the world – during his colored belt career, a time when Bruno Matias became widely recognized as one of his generation’s top athletes. Bruno would cement this reputation during his pro-division debut at the IBJJF Houston No-Gi Open, with a double gold performance. Matias is not to be confused with the same name competitor of the mid-2000s decade who was a Checkmat representative, for that profile, click here.

Bruno Matias Jiu-Jitsu

Full Name: José Bruno Pereira Matias

Nickname: N/A

Lineage: Carlos Gracie > Helio Gracie > Carlos Gracie Junior >  Ulpiano Malachias > José Bruno Matias

Main Achievements:

  • 1st Place IBJJF American Nationals (2021)
  • 1st Place IBJJF American Nationals NOGI (2021)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Houston Open NOGI (2021**)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF Houston Open (2021)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF Pan Championship NOGI (2021)

Main Achievements (Colored Belts):

  • 1st Place CBJJ Brazilian Nationals NOGI (2018 purple, 2019 brown)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF World Championship NOGI (2018 purple)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF Pan Championship NOGI (2020 brown)
  • 3rd Place CBJJ Brazilian Nationals (2019 purple)

* Absolute
** Weight and Absolute

Favorite Position/Technique: Well Rounded

Weight Division: Peso Médio (82,30 kg / 181.5 lbs)

Team/Association: Gracie Barra

Bruno Matias Biography

Bruno Matias was born on June 11, 1999, in Arcoverde, a municipality in Pernambuco, Brazil, where Matias grew up.

Martial arts appeared in Bruno’s life as a way to combat his childhood hyperactivity. Matias’ mother believed combat sports would help her son release some of the extra energy while including solid hierarchy and structure in Bruno’s life, and she wasn’t wrong.

Bruno started playing capoeira as an 8-year-old, later adding judo to his extra-curricular activities, in 2008, as well as jiu-jitsu with coach Romualdo Lucas. Under the guidance of Romualdo (Nova União affiliate), Bruno Matias climbed through the ranks of BJJ up until purple belt.

At the age of 17, purple belt Matias applied for a scholarship at Felipe Pena‘s, Project Golden Team. To be accepted by the famous jiu-jitsu program, Bruno had to go through a demanding selection process where he competed against other athletes looking to conquer that same spot. After the trials, Bruno was accepted by the Belo Horizonte workgroup, then moving to the state of Minas Gerais to pursue a professional career in the sport.

Matias gained plenty of notoriety on the Brazilian circuit while under Felipe Pena’s guidance, earning his brown belt from the ADCC and IBJJF World Champion. Later, through Golden Team’s network, Matias had the opportunity to move to the United States, Texas, and join Gracie Barra’s Westchase’s program with coach Ulpiano Malachias.

After a lengthy career in the colored belt divisions, Bruno Matias was promoted to black belt by Ulpiano Malachias. A ceremony that took place on March 13, 2021.

Bruno Matias Grappling Record

47 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    21 (45%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    2 (4%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    20 (43%)
  • BY DECISION
    2 (4%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY EBI/OT
    1 (2%)

20 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Inside heel hook
25
5
#86e620
Choke from back
10
2
#5AD3D1
Cachecol choke
10
2
#d1212a
Armbar
10
2
#fad11b
Short choke
10
2
#f58822
Guillotine
10
2
#224aba
Bow and arrow
5
1
#ff9124
50/50 armbar
5
1
#bf1f6c
Toe hold
5
1
#22c9a5
Kneebar
5
1
#fad223
Submission
5
1
20
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
32 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    14 (44%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    4 (13%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    12 (38%)
  • BY DECISION
    2 (6%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

12 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
Triangle
25
3
#86e620
Inside heel hook
17
2
#5AD3D1
Ezekiel
8
1
#d1212a
Outside heel hook
8
1
#fad11b
Toe hold
8
1
#f58822
Guillotine
8
1
#224aba
Submission
8
1
#ff9124
Katagatame
8
1
#bf1f6c
Straight ankle lock
8
1
12
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Bruno Matias Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
25809Rafael VasconcelosRafael VasconcelosLAdvHouston Open94KGF2021
25819Tainan DalpraTainan DalpraLEzekielHouston OpenABS4F2021
26162Lucas BarbosaLucas BarbosaLPts: 12x0NoGi Pan Am.91KGSF2021
26217Giancarlo BodoniGiancarlo BodoniLPts: 0x0, AdvNoGi Pan Am.ABS4F2021
26883Andre PorfirioAndre PorfirioLTriangleChicago NGO92KGF2021
26966Oliver TazaOliver TazaLPts: 5x0Austin NGO85KGSF2021
26978Max GimenisMax GimenisLPts: 4x0Austin NGOABSF2021
27138Alan SanchezAlan SanchezLTriangleMDW FinishersABS4F2021
27986Jay-Jay WilsonLReferee DecisionBJJ FanaticsABSR12021
28189Max GimenisMax GimenisLPts: 0x0, AdvNoGi WorldsABS8F2021
28316Diego RamalhoDiego RamalhoLInside heel hookNoGi Worlds91KG4F2021
29537Matheus SpirandeliMatheus SpirandeliLPts: 13x0World Champ.88KGR12021
32987Rider ZuchiRider ZuchiLPts: 6x2World Champ.94KG8F2022
34976Ellis YoungerLPts: 6x3ADCC Vegas91KGR22022
35582Stanley RosaLOutside heel hookNoGi Pan85KG8F2022
35926Francisco LoFrancisco LoLToe holdHouston FO88KGF2022
35946Felipe CesarFelipe CesarLPointsHouston FNGO85KGSF2022
36202Jacob CouchJacob CouchLGuillotineWNO84KGSPF2022
36894Sebastian RodriguezSebastian RodriguezLReferee DecisionNoGi Worlds85KGSF2022
37968Anthony RobinsonLSubmissionDallas NGO85KGSF2023
38510Jansen GomesJansen GomesLTrianglePan American88KG8F2023
39967Mateus RodriguesMateus RodriguesLPts: 3x2Houston Open88KGR12023
40003Eduardo AvelarEduardo AvelarLPts: 13x2Houston OpenABS4F2023
40407Wellington LuisWellington LuisLPts: 2x2, AdvWorld Champ.88KGR12023
41622Yan LucasYan LucasLPts: 3x0Austin SMO82KGF2023
41659Pedro AlexPedro AlexLPointsAustin NGOABSSF2023
43331Felipe CostaFelipe CostaLKatagatameNoGi PanABS4F2023
43415Jacob CouchJacob CouchLPts: 2x0NoGi Pan85KG4F2023
44505Daniel SathlerDaniel SathlerLInside heel hookADCC Florida83KGF2023
48596Austin OrandayAustin OrandayLStraight ankle lockHouston Open88KG4F2024
48846Vitor PeresLN/AHouston NGO85KGRR2024
48929Austin OrandayAustin OrandayLN/AHouston Open88KG4F2024
25808Yuri SantosWChoke from backHouston Open94KGSF2021
25815Rafael VasconcelosRafael VasconcelosWPts: 8x4Houston OpenABSR12021
25838Yuri SantosWPointsHouston NGO91KG4F2021
25840Rida HaisamRida HaisamWInside heel hookHouston NGO91KGF2021
25848Eduardo AvelarEduardo AvelarWInside heel hookHouston NGOABSSF2021
25849Oliver TazaOliver TazaWPts: 6x0Houston NGOABSF2021
26158Hunter ColvinWPts: 11x0NoGi Pan Am.91KG4F2021
26211Felipe CesarFelipe CesarWPts: 6x0NoGi Pan Am.ABS8F2021
26676Bruno BorzaniWBow and arrowAmerican Nats88KGR12021
26679Vinicius WongWCachecol chokeAmerican Nats88KGSF2021
26681Andre GoisAndre GoisWReferee DecisionAmerican Nats88KGF2021
26742Fellipe TrovoFellipe TrovoWPts: 15x0American NGN91KGSF2021
26743Jake WatsonJake WatsonWPts: 20x0American NGN91KGF2021
26867Brian BeauryBrian BeauryWArmbarChicago Open88KGSF2021
26869Nathan SantosWPts: 5x0Chicago Open88KGF2021
26873Brian BeauryBrian BeauryW50/50 armbarChicago OpenABS4F2021
26874Nathan SantosWToe holdChicago OpenABSSF2021
26876Andre PorfirioAndre PorfirioWReferee DecisionChicago OpenABSF2021
26882Nathan SantosWInside heel hookChicago NGO92KGSF2021
26886Javier PalomoWArmbarChicago NGOABS4F2021
26890Andre PorfirioAndre PorfirioWInside heel hookChicago NGOABSSF2021
26891Oliver TazaOliver TazaWPts: 6x2Chicago NGOABSF2021
26927K. BickhamWCachecol chokeF2W 177N/ASPF2021
26965Robert EzzellWPts: 39x0Austin NGO85KG4F2021
26975Leo SilvaLeo SilvaWPts: 0x0, AdvAustin NGOABS4F2021
27134Ramses BugarinWEBI/OTMDW FinishersABSR12021
28180Rennick KamaWShort chokeNoGi WorldsABSR12021
28311Bradley RinglerWShort chokeNoGi Worlds91KG8F2021
32770Andre PorfirioAndre PorfirioWPts: 2x2, AdvHouston Open88KGF2022
34972Dylan MeltonWPts: 2x0ADCC Vegas91KGR12022
35925Lucas LisboaLucas LisboaWN/AHouston FO88KGSF2022
36887Rafael AnjosRafael AnjosWPts: 4x0NoGi Worlds85KG8F2022
36890David GarmoDavid GarmoWGuillotineNoGi Worlds85KG4F2022
38500Murilo SantanaMurilo SantanaWKneebarPan American88KGR12023
40000Marcos GoulartWChoke from backHouston OpenABSR12023
41621Ricardo BricenoWN/AAustin SMO82KGSF2023
41644Tomoshige SeraWN/AAustin NGO79KGSF2023
41646Matheus GalvaoWN/AAustin NGO79KGF2023
41657Igor SchneiderIgor SchneiderWN/AAustin NGOABS4F2023
43326Clay MayfieldWInside heel hookNoGi PanABS8F2023
44495Caleb McAllisterWGuillotineADCC Florida83KGR12023
44499Tony CampaWInjuryADCC Florida83KGR22023
44501Sebastian CalleWPts: 3x0ADCC Florida83KG8F2023
44503G. LamannaWSubmissionADCC Florida83KG4F2023
44504Jon BaileyWPts: 2x0ADCC Florida83KGSF2023
48848Austin OrandayAustin OrandayWPts: 3x0Houston NGOABSF2024
48936Austin OrandayAustin OrandayWN/AHouston NGOABSF2024
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