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José Carlos Lima

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

24 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    13 (54%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    1 (4%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    7 (29%)
  • BY DECISION
    2 (8%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    1 (4%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

7 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Armbar
29
2
#86e620
Choke from back
29
2
#5AD3D1
Bow and arrow
14
1
#d1212a
Injury
14
1
#fad11b
Choke
14
1
7
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
9 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    3 (33%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    2 (22%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    4 (44%)
  • BY DECISION
    0 (0%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

4 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
RNC
25
1
#86e620
Clock choke
25
1
#5AD3D1
Bow and arrow
25
1
#d1212a
Submission
25
1
4
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Jose Lima Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
10632Hiago GeorgeHiago GeorgeLRNCBrasileiro NoGi61KGSF2016
10779Kevilyn BatistaLClock chokeBJJ Rio Pro70KGR12016
10822Hiago GeorgeHiago GeorgeLPts: 2x0Grand Slam RJ62KGF2016
11818Lucas PinheiroLucas PinheiroLPts: 4x2Pan American58KGSF2017
14377Koji ShibamotoKoji ShibamotoLBow and arrowEuropean Open57KG4F2018
15398Samuel CanquerinoLPts: 2x2, AdvKing of Mats69KGRR2018
15404Isaque PaivaIsaque PaivaLSubmissionKing of Mats69KGRR2018
15409Hiago GeorgeHiago GeorgeLPts: 4x2King of Mats69KGRR2018
15410Leo SaggioroLeo SaggioroLPts: 0x0, AdvKing of Mats69KGRR2018
10426Fernando MarquesWPts: 10x0Copa Sicoob70KGF2016
10427Fernando MarquesWPts: 16x0Copa SicoobABSSF2016
10631Rafael GonçalvesWPts: 2x0Brasileiro NoGi61KG4F2016
10815Danilo MoreiraWPts: 6x0Grand Slam RJ62KG4F2016
10819Tiago BarrosTiago BarrosWPts: 2x0Grand Slam RJ62KGSF2016
12911Vinicius FerrerWBow and arrowRio Winter Open57KGSF2017
12912Jose FilhoWPts: 4x0Rio Winter Open57KGF2017
13407Rodnei BarbosaRodnei BarbosaWReferee DecisionGrand Slam LA56KGF2017
13893Levy FerreiraWInjuryGrand Slam RJ56KG4F2017
13894Robson SoaresWPts: 8x2Grand Slam RJ56KGSF2017
13895David HerreraWPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam RJ56KGF2017
14315Jose KuruokaWPts: 4x4, PenGrand Slam AD56KGSF2018
14373Gabriel AlexanderWChoke from backEuropean Open57KGR12018
14592Oliver NovellWPts: 2x0British Nat. Pro77KGRR2018
14600Oliver NovellWPts: 2x0British Nat. ProABSSF2018
14722Dalvan NunesWChokeSA Continental Pro62KG4F2018
14723Franciedson CostaWPts: 14x0SA Continental Pro62KGSF2018
14910Andre VerdemareWPts: 2x0Grand Slam LDN56KGRR2018
14911Joao KuruokaWPts: 4x2Grand Slam LDN56KGRR2018
15190Paulo PizzialiWArmbarRio Open57KGSF2018
15191David HerreraWArmbarRio Open57KGF2018
15476Takahito YoshiokaWPts: 4x2World Pro56KGRR2018
15480Rodnei BarbosaRodnei BarbosaWReferee DecisionWorld Pro56KGRR2018
15481Andrea VerdemareWChoke from backWorld Pro56KGRR2018

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