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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)
  • 2nd Place ADCC West Coast Trials (2022)

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

34 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    6 (18%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    4 (12%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    18 (53%)
  • BY DECISION
    6 (18%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

18 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Triangle
22
4
#86e620
RNC
17
3
#5AD3D1
Armbar
17
3
#d1212a
Reverse triangle
11
2
#fad11b
Kneebar
11
2
#f58822
Short choke
6
1
#224aba
50/50 armbar
6
1
#ff9124
Kimura
6
1
#bf1f6c
Choke from back
6
1
18
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
14 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    6 (43%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    0 (0%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    4 (29%)
  • BY DECISION
    1 (7%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    1 (7%)
  • BY EBI/OT
    1 (7%)

4 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
RNC
50
2
#86e620
Inside heel hook
25
1
#5AD3D1
Kneebar
25
1
4
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Josh Cisneros Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
23953Isaac DoederleinIsaac DoederleinLPts: 2x0Austin Open70KGF2020
25747Kennedy MacielKennedy MacielLRNCF2W 16965KGSPF2021
25783Richar NogueiraRichar NogueiraLReferee DecisionHouston Open70KGF2021
26089Diego OliveiraDiego OliveiraLKneebarNoGi Pan Am.67KGF2021
27543Gabriel SousaGabriel SousaLPts: 4x2Pan American70KG8F2021
27547Gabriel SousaGabriel SousaLPts: 4x2Pan American70KG8F2021
27901Kade RuotoloKade RuotoloLInjuryWNO Champ.70KGSF2021
27909Diego OliveiraDiego OliveiraLRNCWNO Champ.70KG3RD2021
30876Kieran KichukKieran KichukLEBI/OTEmerald City70KG4F2022
30924Kennedy MacielKennedy MacielLPts: 4x2LA Open70KGSF2022
31510Keith KrikorianKeith KrikorianLInside heel hookADCC WC Trials66KGF2022
32878Thiago MacedoThiago MacedoLPts: 2x0World Champ.70KG8F2022
34989Diogo ReisDiogo ReisLPts: 2x0ADCC66KGSF2022
34991Diego OliveiraDiego OliveiraLPts: 0x0, PenADCC66KG3RD2022
23948Thiago MacedoThiago MacedoWPts: 2x2, AdvAustin Open70KG4F2020
23951Emilio HernandezEmilio HernandezWTriangleAustin Open70KGSF2020
24107Joao SoeiroWPts: 12x6Pan American64KGR12020
24111Paulo MiyaoPaulo MiyaoWReferee DecisionPan American64KG4F2020
24115Elijah TagalogWChoke from backPan American64KGSF2020
24116Pedro DiasPedro DiasWPts: 2x2, AdvPan American64KGF2020
24541Danilo MoreiraDanilo MoreiraWPts: 4x0American Nats70KG4F2020
24544Richar NogueiraRichar NogueiraWPts: 0x0, AdvAmerican Nats70KGSF2020
24546Isaac DoederleinIsaac DoederleinWPts: 4x2American Nats70KGF2020
25248Lucas PinheiroLucas PinheiroWReferee DecisionF2W 16665KGSPF2021
25584Cody StevensWShort chokeQC GrapplingABS4F2021
25586Tyler BuechnerWTriangleQC GrapplingABSSF2021
25587David GarciaWRNCQC GrapplingABSSF2021
25588Emilio HernandezEmilio HernandezW50/50 armbarQC GrapplingABSF2021
25781Daniel DinizDaniel DinizWAdvHouston Open70KGSF2021
26081Scott DanceWTriangleNoGi Pan Am.67KG8F2021
26085Fernando JesusWRNCNoGi Pan Am.67KG4F2021
26087Thiago AbudThiago AbudWPts: 4x0NoGi Pan Am.67KGSF2021
27018Kennedy MacielKennedy MacielWReferee DecisionF2W 17970KGSPF2021
27897Demian AndersonWArmbarWNO Champ.70KG4F2021
28732Erzhan BatyrovWRNCAIGA World70KGR12021
28734Alexandre VieiraAlexandre VieiraWTriangleAIGA World70KG4F2021
28736Aidar TuleibayevWPts: 3x0AIGA World70KGSF2021
28738Bilal BenmahammedWKimuraAIGA World70KGF2021
31458Mateen StevensWReverse triangleADCC WC Trials66KGR12022
31473Juan LondonoWReverse triangleADCC WC Trials66KGR22022
31489Blake BradshawWKneebarADCC WC Trials66KGR32022
31496Adam BenayounAdam BenayounWReferee DecisionADCC WC Trials66KG8F2022
31507Gavin CorbeWArmbarADCC WC Trials66KG4F2022
31509Gianni GrippoGianni GrippoWKneebarADCC WC Trials66KGSF2022
32871Matheus OndaWPts: 4x2World Champ.70KGR12022
34532Keith KrikorianKeith KrikorianWReferee DecisionF2W 20970KGSPF2022
34982Ethan CrelinstenEthan CrelinstenWArmbarADCC66KGR12022
34985Sam McNallySam McNallyWReferee DecisionADCC66KG4F2022

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