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José Carlos Lima

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José Carlos Lima Sobrinho, also known as José Carlos Lima or “Cocó” is a Brazilian jiu jitsu black belt under Master Júlio César Pereira of GF Team, being also regarded as one of the top rooster weights of his generation in the sport. José Carlos Lima built his reputation as one of the world’s best in the lower belt divisions of jiu jitsu by conquering important titles such as the IBJJF World Championship and the UAEJJF Abu Dhabi World Pro.

José Carlos Lima Jiu Jitsu

Full Name: José Carlos Souza Lima Sobrinho

Nickname: “Cocó” which in Brazilian jargon stands for something along the lines of “cock-a-doodle-doo”. This started as a joke among friends due to the division in which Jose Carlos competes (rooster weight).

Lineage: Mitsuyo Maeda > Luis França > Oswaldo Fadda > Monir SalomãoJulio Cesar Pereira > José Carlos

Main Achievements:

  • IBJJF Rio Winter Open Champion (2017)
  • UAEJJF Abu Dhabi World Pro Champion (2018)
  • UAEJJF Abu Dhabi Grand Slam Champion – Abu Dhabi (2018)
  • UAEJJF Abu Dhabi Grand Slam Champion – Los Angeles (2017)
  • UAEJJF Abu Dhabi Grand Slam Champion – Rio de Janeiro (2017)
  • IBJJF Pan American Championship 3rd Place (2017)

Main Achievements (Colored Belts):

  • IBJJF World Champion (2016 brown)
  • UAEJJF Abu Dhabi World Pro Champion (2016 brown)
  • CBJJ Brazilian National No-Gi Champion (2014 brown)
  • CBJJ Brazilian National Champion (2012 purple)
  • CBJJ Brazilian National Teams Champion (2015 brown)
  • IBJJF Rio International Open Champion (2011/2012 purple)
  • IBJJF Rio Summer Open Champion (2016 brown)
  • IBJJF Rio Summer Open No-Gi Champion (2016 brown)
  • CBJJ Brazilian National No-Gi Championship Runner-up (2015 brown)
  • CBJJ Brazilian National Championship 3rd Place (2011 purple)

Favorite Position/Technique: Berimbolo, Spider Guard and Toreando

Weight Division: Peso Galo (57kg/128lbs)

Team/Association: GF Team

Jose Carlos Lima Biography

José Carlos Lima was born on September 14, 1992 in Rio de Janeiro – Brazil.

José’s martial arts career started at the young age of 5, through capoeira. At the time Lima lived with his father in the rural outskirts of Rio, but as he moved to Catete in the city’s south Zone at the age of 11, his training habits changed. There he continued training capoeira, but also added jiu jitsu to his after school activities, a sport that gained his admiration from the very first class.

Lima’s first coaches were Marcos Alexandre (Xandao) and Felipe Frank who instilled in José Carlos a great love for the sport/martial art. Within 3 years Jose was hooked on grappling, dropping capoeira to focus solely on the development of his jiu jitsu.

Marcos Alexandre’s academy was an affiliate of GF Team, as such, shortly after receiving his blue belt José Carlos Lima started training occasionally at the GFT headquarters. Lima’s talent was obvious, and as he reached the purple belt grade, Master Júlio César Pereira requested him to train at the Méier gym (HQ) where José Carlos would have tougher sparring and his evolution could be followed closely by the team’s head coach.

After a brilliant brown belt campaign where José Carlos Lima earned 2 world titles (IBJJF and UAEJJF), plus a Brazilian national title (no-gi), Master Júlio César Pereira promoted Lima to black belt, while on the podium of the IBJJF World Championship, on June 2, 2016.

Jose Lima Grappling Record

28 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    17 (61%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    1 (4%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    6 (21%)
  • BY DECISION
    2 (7%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    1 (4%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

6 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Choke from back
33
2
#86e620
Armbar
33
2
#5AD3D1
Choke
17
1
#d1212a
Bow and arrow
17
1
6
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
15 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    4 (27%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    3 (20%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    8 (53%)
  • BY DECISION
    0 (0%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

8 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
Choke from back
25
2
#86e620
Clock choke
13
1
#5AD3D1
Bow and arrow
13
1
#d1212a
Submission
13
1
#fad11b
Footlock
13
1
#f58822
Inverted triangle
13
1
#224aba
RNC
13
1
8
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Jose Lima Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
10807Hiago GeorgeHiago GeorgeLRNCBrasileiro NoGi61KGSF2016
10955Kevilyn BatistaLClock chokeBJJ Rio Pro70KGR12016
10998Hiago GeorgeHiago GeorgeLPts: 2x0Grand Slam RJ62KGF2016
12084Lucas PinheiroLucas PinheiroLPts: 4x2Pan American58KGSF2017
14844Koji ShibamotoKoji ShibamotoLBow and arrowEuropean Open57KG4F2018
15974Samuel CanquerinoLPts: 2x2, AdvKing of Mats69KGRR2018
15980Isaque PaivaIsaque PaivaLSubmissionKing of Mats69KGRR2018
15985Hiago GeorgeHiago GeorgeLPts: 4x2King of Mats69KGRR2018
15986Leo SaggioroLeo SaggioroLPts: 0x0, AdvKing of Mats69KGRR2018
17475Jorge NakamuraLChoke from backGrand Slam LA56KGF2018
19900Cleber SousaCleber SousaLPts: 2x2, AdvWP BR Qualifier56KGRR2019
20096Cleber SousaCleber SousaLPointsBrasileiro57KGSF2019
20978Tomoyuki HashimotoTomoyuki HashimotoLChoke from backF2W 11857KGSPF2019
21357Samir ChantreSamir ChantreLFootlockF2W 12365KGSPF2019
24011Junny OcasioJunny OcasioLInverted triangleF2W 15461KGSPF2020
10590Fernando MarquesWPts: 10x0Copa Sicoob70KGF2016
10591Fernando MarquesWPts: 16x0Copa SicoobABSSF2016
10806Rafael GonçalvesWPts: 2x0Brasileiro NoGi61KG4F2016
10991D. MoreiraWPts: 6x0Grand Slam RJ62KG4F2016
10995Tiago BarrosTiago BarrosWPts: 2x0Grand Slam RJ62KGSF2016
13218Vinicius FerrerWBow and arrowRio Winter Open57KGSF2017
13219Jose FilhoWPts: 4x0Rio Winter Open57KGF2017
13751Rodnei BarbosaRodnei BarbosaWReferee DecisionGrand Slam LA56KGF2017
14271Levy FerreiraWInjuryGrand Slam RJ56KG4F2017
14272Robson SoaresWPts: 8x2Grand Slam RJ56KGSF2017
14273David HerreraWPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam RJ56KGF2017
14773Jose KuruokaWPts: 4x4, PenGrand Slam AD56KGSF2018
14840Gabriel AlexanderWChoke from backEuropean Open57KGR12018
15069Oliver NovellWPts: 2x0British Nat. Pro77KGRR2018
15077Oliver NovellWPts: 2x0British Nat. ProABSSF2018
15210Dalvan NunesWChokeSA Continental Pro62KG4F2018
15211Franciedson CostaWPts: 14x0SA Continental Pro62KGSF2018
15417Andre VerdemareWPts: 2x0Grand Slam LDN56KGRR2018
15418Joao KuruokaWPts: 4x2Grand Slam LDN56KGRR2018
15739Paulo PizzialiWArmbarRio Open57KGSF2018
15740David HerreraWArmbarRio Open57KGF2018
16059Takahito YoshiokaWPts: 4x2World Pro56KGRR2018
16063Rodnei BarbosaRodnei BarbosaWReferee DecisionWorld Pro56KGRR2018
16064Andrea VerdemareWChoke from backWorld Pro56KGRR2018
17473Santos RiveraWPts: 4x2Grand Slam LA56KGSF2018
19899Alex LiraWPts: 2x0WP BR Qualifier56KGRR2019
20091Marlison SantosWPointsBrasileiro57KGR12019
20095Rafael FreitasRafael FreitasWPointsBrasileiro57KG4F2019
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