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Joshua Anthony Cisneros, commonly as Josh Cisneros is an American jiu-jitsu athlete and a black belt under Tom Knox, who represents the Elite Team Visalia in Visalia, CA, an affiliate of the Cleber Jiu-Jitsu Association. Cisneros became widely recognized as one of the sport’s rising stars while competing in the colored belt divisions of the sport, a time when he conquered medals in important tournaments of the IBJJF circuit (International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation). Josh is also the brother of another well known BJJ athlete, Jacob Cisneros.

Josh Cisneros Jiu-Jitsu

Full Name: Joshua Anthony Cisneros

Nickname: N/A

Lineage: Carlos Gracie > Helio Gracie > Royler Gracie / Rolker Gracie > Cleber Luciano > Tom Knox > Josh Cisneros

Main Achievements:

  • 1st Place IBJJF Pan Championship (2020)
  • 1st Place IBJJF American Nationals (2020)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF Pan Championship NOGI (2021)

Main Achievements (Colored Belts):

  • Fight 2 Win 145 lbs No-Gi Champion (2019)
  • 1st Place IBJJF World Championship No-Gi (2019 brown)
  • 1st Place IBJJF World Championship No-Gi Juvenile (2016)
  • 1st Place IBJJF World Championship Juvenile (2016)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Pan Championship Juvenile (2017)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF World Championship (2019 brown)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF World Championship Juvenile (2017)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF Pan Championship Juvenile (2016)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF Pan Championship (2019 brown)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF European Open (2019 purple)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF Asian Open (2019 brown)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF Pan Championship (2018 purple)

Favorite Position/Technique: Well Rounded

Weight Division: Peso Pluma (64,00 kg / 141.5 lbs)

Team/Association: Elite Team Visalia

Josh Cisneros Biography

Josh Cisneros was born on May 2, 2000, in Santa Maria, California, USA, spending his first 5 years in Bakersfield, after which he moved to Selma, also in California.

Growing up, sports were a crucial part of Josh’s day to day life. A lifestyle that included wrestling from a young age, a sport he played for 12 years, including at a state level for the Selma High School. Cisneros also practiced boxing and muay Thai for a few years during his childhood days.

Being a former jiu-jitsu practitioner and a student of Royce Gracie back in the late 1990s, once he found the Elite Team Visalia academy, Cisneros’ father decided to join Josh and his younger brother Jacob to BJJ classes. Joshua was 12 years old at the time.

Cisneros’ first and only instructor during his rise from white to black belt was Tom Knox, a pro skater and black belt under Cleber Luciano. Josh split his time between BJJ and wrestling for 3 years before shifting gears t the ae of 15 and focussing solely on BJJ.

By the end of Augusto 2020, Tom Knox promoted Josh Cisneros to black belt after an outstanding year as a brown belt.

Josh Cisneros Grappling Record

20 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    5 (25%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    3 (15%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    9 (45%)
  • BY DECISION
    3 (15%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

9 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Triangle
33
3
#86e620
RNC
22
2
#5AD3D1
Choke from back
11
1
#d1212a
Short choke
11
1
#fad11b
50/50 armbar
11
1
#f58822
Armbar
11
1
9
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
8 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    3 (38%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    0 (0%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    3 (38%)
  • BY DECISION
    1 (13%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

3 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
RNC
67
2
#86e620
Kneebar
33
1
3
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Josh Cisneros Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
23810Isaac DoederleinIsaac DoederleinLPts: 2x0Austin Open70KGF2020
25572Kennedy MacielKennedy MacielLRNCF2W 16965KGSPF2021
25608Richar NogueiraRichar NogueiraLReferee DecisionHouston Open70KGF2021
25905Diego OliveiraDiego OliveiraLKneebarNoGi Pan Am.67KGF2021
27344Gabriel SousaGabriel SousaLPts: 4x2Pan American70KG8F2021
27348Gabriel SousaGabriel SousaLPts: 4x2Pan American70KG8F2021
27696Kade RuotoloKade RuotoloLInjuryWNO Champ.70KGSF2021
27704Diego OliveiraDiego OliveiraLRNCWNO Champ.70KG3RD2021
23805Thiago MacedoThiago MacedoWPts: 2x2, AdvAustin Open70KG4F2020
23808Emilio HernandezEmilio HernandezWTriangleAustin Open70KGSF2020
23960Joao SoeiroWPts: 12x6Pan American64KGR12020
23964Paulo MiyaoPaulo MiyaoWReferee DecisionPan American64KG4F2020
23968Elijah TagalogWChoke from backPan American64KGSF2020
23969Pedro DiasPedro DiasWPts: 2x2, AdvPan American64KGF2020
24388Danilo MoreiraDanilo MoreiraWPts: 4x0American Nats70KG4F2020
24391Richar NogueiraRichar NogueiraWPts: 0x0, AdvAmerican Nats70KGSF2020
24393Isaac DoederleinIsaac DoederleinWPts: 4x2American Nats70KGF2020
25077Lucas PinheiroLucas PinheiroWReferee DecisionF2W 16665KGSPF2021
25410Cody StevensWShort chokeQC GrapplingABS4F2021
25412Tyler BuechnerWTriangleQC GrapplingABSSF2021
25413David GarciaWRNCQC GrapplingABSSF2021
25414Emilio HernandezEmilio HernandezW50/50 armbarQC GrapplingABSF2021
25606Daniel AquinoWPointsHouston Open70KGSF2021
25897Scott DanceWTriangleNoGi Pan Am.67KG8F2021
25901Fernando JesusWRNCNoGi Pan Am.67KG4F2021
25903Thiago AbudThiago AbudWPts: 4x0NoGi Pan Am.67KGSF2021
26820Kennedy MacielKennedy MacielWReferee DecisionF2W 17970KGSPF2021
27692Demian AndersonWArmbarWNO Champ.70KG4F2021

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