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Josh Hinger is an American born Brazilian Jiu Jitsu black belt, a rank earned from André Galvao at the Atos Jiu Jitsu academy in San Diego, California. A specialist in both the Gi and No-Gi aspects of jiu jitsu, Hinger won many important trophies as a middleweight (82kg/181lbs) competitor in the sport’s international circuit, including titles in the American No-Gi Nationals, Chicago International Open (Spring and Summer), Seattle International Open, Gracie Worlds as well as a 2nd place in EBI’s welterweight tournament.

Josh Hinger Jiu Jitsu

Full Name: Joshua Roy Hinger

Nickname: n/a

Lineage: M. Maeda > Carlos Gracie Reyson Gracie > Osvaldo Alves > L. Dagmar > André Galvão > Josh Hinger

Main Achievements:

  • IBJJF World No-Gi Champion (2017/2016)
  • IBJJF American No-Gi Nationals Champion (2017**/2014**)
  • IBJJF Seattle International Open Champion (2017/2015)
  • IBJJF Austin International Open Champion (2017)
  • ACBJJ 7 MW Grand Prix No-Gi Champion (2017)
  • Gracie Worlds Champion (2015)
  • IBJJF Chicago Spring International Open Champion (2017**/2016**)
  • IBJJF Chicago Spring No-Gi International Open Champion (2017*)
  • IBJJF Chicago Summer International Open Champion (2016)
  • IBJJF Chicago Summer No-Gi International Open Champion (2016**)
  • IBJJF World Masters Championship Runner-up (2017 Master 1)
  • EBI Runner-up (2015)
  • IBJJF San Francisco International Open Runner-up (2015)
  • IBJJF Seattle International Open Runner-up (2017*)
  • IBJJF American Nationals 3rd Place (2014)
  • IBJJF Seattle International Open 3rd Place (2015 absolute)
  • ADCC US West Coast Trials 3rd Place (2017)

* Absolute
** Weight and absolute

Favorite Position/Technique: Guillotine, Gogoplata

Weight Division: Peso Médio (82kg/181lbs)

Team/Association: Atos

Josh Hinger Biography

Josh Hinger was born on May 28, 1982 in Whittier, CA – USA, being raised in La Habra where he gave a start to his grappling lifestyle, by wrestling for Sonora High School, in Brea.

At the age of 15 Josh moved to Temecula, CA. continuing to wrestle, this time for Chaparral High School for whom he won the CIF 145lbs division during his senior year (2000).

Three years after finishing his high school wrestling career, Josh ran into an old wrestling teammate who asked him if he wanted to tag along and check out a jiu jitsu academy. Hinger agreed to the trip – mainly because he wanted some mats where to wrestle with his buddy, though that first jiu jitsu class would completely sway Hinger to learn the Brazilian way of grappling. Hinger recollects this moment well: “I remember it was on July 2, 2003 because I loved jiu-jitsu so much that I showed up for evening class on the 4th of July and no one was there. I called the instructor and asked if there was class. He said: ‘man, go to a BBQ and watch some fireworks’.

On November 2003, with four months of jiu jitsu training under his belt, Hinger made his professional mixed martial arts (MMA) debut. A career that extended to a 4-1-0 record by 2005.

Chris Brennan was Josh’s first jiu jitsu and MMA coach, raising him from white to purple belt. Hinger was part of Chris Brennan’s fight team in Lake Forest, CA. until 2006, a time when the group became disconnected due to personal issues inside the training room, as well as disagreements among team leaders. The combination of which, ultimately led to the academy’s demise.

After Brennan’s academy closed down, Josh worked with Baret Yoshida and Jason Bukich, earning his brown belt from the pair before joining Atos’ in San Diego. Working under André Galvao at Atos’ HQ, Hinger quickly earned the respect of the prestigious team reaching the rank of black belt on December 7, 2013.

Josh Hinger Grappling Record

86 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    18 (21%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    3 (3%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    61 (71%)
  • BY DECISION
    3 (3%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    1 (1%)

61 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Guillotine
23
14
#86e620
RNC
15
9
#5AD3D1
Gogoplata
10
6
#d1212a
Monoplata
7
4
#fad11b
Armbar
7
4
#f58822
Arm in Guillotine
7
4
#224aba
Triangle
7
4
#ff9124
Reverse triangle
5
3
#bf1f6c
Kneebar
5
3
#22c9a5
Arm Triangle
3
2
#fad223
Katagatame
3
2
#03861f
Triangle armbar
2
1
#039a1f
Bow and Arrow
2
1
#03b41f
Kimura f/ triangle
2
1
#03c61f
Injury
2
1
#03d61f
Brabo choke
2
1
#03f61f
Darce choke
2
1
61
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
28 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    10 (36%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    2 (7%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    16 (57%)
  • BY DECISION
    0 (0%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

16 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
Choke from back
19
3
#86e620
Triangle
13
2
#5AD3D1
Armbar
13
2
#d1212a
Footlock
6
1
#fad11b
Baseball choke
6
1
#f58822
Guillotine
6
1
#224aba
Toe hold
6
1
#ff9124
Mounted X choke
6
1
#bf1f6c
Collar choke
6
1
#22c9a5
Arm in guillotine
6
1
#fad223
Cross choke
6
1
#03861f
Wristlock
6
1
16
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Josh Hinger Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
5389Eduardo TellesEduardo TellesLPts: 2x0FIVE NoGi C. 2ABS4F2014
5835Francisco IturraldeFrancisco IturraldeLAdvAmerican Nat.82KGSF2014
5897Bernardo FariaBernardo FariaLArmbarNo Gi WorldsABS4F2014
5924Thiago AbreuThiago AbreuLFootlockNo Gi Worlds79KG4F2014
6588Magid HageLBaseball chokeSF Open82KGF2015
6687Felipe CesarFelipe CesarLPts: 7x2Pan American82KGR32015
6806Mike FowlerMike FowlerLPts: 15x0Marianas OpenABS4F2015
7214Garry TononGarry TononLPointsEBI 377KGF2015
7392Stephen MartinezLAdvRevGearABSF2015
7633Stephen MartinezLGuillotineMetamoris UGABSSPF2015
8166Fernando MoyaLArmbarSeattle OpenABSSF2015
8262Thiago SaThiago SaLToe holdNoGi Worlds88KG4F2015
8301Adam WheelerLPts: 5x0NoGi WorldsABSR12015
8558Procopio FonsecaLPts: 9x6Irvine Open82KGSF2015
8765Romulo BarralRomulo BarralLMounted X chokeEuropean Open88KG4F2016
8783Felipe PenaFelipe PenaLChoke from backEuropean OpenABSR12016
9075Dillon DanisDillon DanisLTrianglePan American82KGR12016
10147Carlos FariasCarlos FariasLCollar chokeCh. Summer OpenABSSF2016
10698Murilo SantanaMurilo SantanaLArm in guillotineNoGi WorldsABS4F2016
11586Gabriel ArgesGabriel ArgesLPointsACBJJ 485KG4F2017
11824Romulo BarralRomulo BarralLCross chokePan American82KG4F2017
12143John SalterLPts: 2x0ADCC WC Trials88KGSF2017
12927Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusLChoke from backAmerican Nats94KGF2017
12942Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusLChoke from backAmerican NatsABSF2017
13119Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusLPts: 5x2Seattle OpenABSF2017
13150Gutemberg PereiraGutemberg PereiraLTriangleChicago SMO100KGF2017
13154Gutemberg PereiraGutemberg PereiraLWristlockChicago SMOABSSF2017
14279Thiago SaThiago SaLPointsACB 1085KGSPF2018
5374UnknownWReferee DecisionFIVE Cali. 282KG4F2014
5375Kyle SwansonWTriangleFIVE Cali. 282KGSF2014
5376Stephen MartinezWPointsFIVE Cali. 282KGF2014
5834Nathan MendelsonWGuillotineAmerican Nat.82KG4F2014
5845Stephen MartinezWArm TriangleAm. Nat. NoGi82KG4F2014
5846Francisco IturraldeFrancisco IturraldeWDQAm. Nat. NoGi82KGSF2014
5848Francisco IturraldeFrancisco IturraldeWPts: 11x0Am. Nat. NoGiABS4F2014
5849AJ AgazarmAJ AgazarmWPointsAm. Nat. NoGiABSSF2014
6586Darragh OConaillDarragh OConaillWTriangleSF Open82KG4F2015
6587Vitor OliveiraVitor OliveiraWGuillotineSF Open82KGSF2015
7201Mike PadillaWTriangleEBI 377KGR12015
7208Nathan OrchardWPointsEBI 377KG4F2015
7213Darragh OConaillDarragh OConaillWPointsEBI 377KGSF2015
7390Joseph GonzalezWPointsRevGearABS4F2015
7391Lance GlynnWGuillotineRevGearABSSF2015
7394Jaret MacintoshWMonoplataSub Series Pro82KGSPF2015
8160Vinicius AgudoWMonoplataSeattle Open82KG4F2015
8161Pedro HenriqueWMonoplataSeattle Open82KGSF2015
8164Alessandro FerreiraWGuillotineSeattle OpenABS4F2015
8256Gotterell KingWPts: 0x0, AdvNoGi Worlds88KG8F2015
8612Albert AguirreWTriangleGracie WorldsABSN/A2015
8613Issa AbleWTriangle armbarGracie WorldsABSN/A2015
8614Travis NewazaWArmbarGracie NoGi WorldsABSF2015
8615Brent AlvarezWReverse triangleGracie NoGi WorldsABSSF2015
8616Baret YoshidaBaret YoshidaD---Gracie NoGi WorldsABSF2015
8617Shannon GugertyWArm in GuillotineSROABSSPF2015
8756Bruno CuppariWPts: 2x0European Open88KGR12016
9223Javier YamuniWBow and ArrowChicago S. Open82KGSF2016
9224Sean FisherWPointsChicago S. Open82KGF2016
9227Aiazbek MustakovWArm TriangleChicago S. OpenABS4F2016
9228Josh BowlingWGuillotineChicago S. OpenABSSF2016
9229Inacio NetoInacio NetoWMonoplataChicago S. OpenABSF2016
9231Steven PattersonWRNCCh. NoGi S. Open83KGSF2016
9232Javier ValencianoWPts: 14x0Ch. NoGi S. Open83KGF2016
9233Steven PattersonWKneebarCh. NoGi S. OpenABSSF2016
9234Inacio NetoInacio NetoWKneebarCh. NoGi S. OpenABSF2016
10136John CombsJohn CombsWArmbarCh. Summer Open82KGSF2016
10137Lucas ValleWRNCCh. Summer Open82KGF2016
10145John CombsJohn CombsWArmbarCh. Summer OpenABS4F2016
10153Ben ShaefferWReverse TriangleChicago NoGi SO83KGSF2016
10156Mayko BorgesWGuillotineChicago NoGi SOABSSF2016
10662Matt JuberaWReverse triangleNoGi Worlds85KG4F2016
10665Matheus DinizMatheus DinizWPts: 4x0NoGi Worlds85KGSF2016
10666C. NegromonteC. NegromonteWPts: 11x0NoGi Worlds85KGF2016
10687Diogo SampaioDiogo SampaioWReferee DecisionNoGi WorldsABSR12016
10693Mahamed AlyMahamed AlyWPts: 16x8NoGi WorldsABS8F2016
11804Frederico AlmeidaWKimura f/ trianglePan American82KGR12017
11817Jonathan SatavaJonathan SatavaWGogoplataPan American82KG8F2017
11937Douglas KallinWGogoplataChicago Sp. Open82KG4F2017
11938Ross KeepingWGuillotineChicago Sp. Open82KGSF2017
11939Abmar BarbosaAbmar BarbosaWInjuryChicago Sp. Open82KGF2017
11945Greg WalkerWGuillotineChicago Sp. OpenABS4F2017
11949Yan LucasYan LucasWRNCChicago Sp. OpenABSF2017
11955Yan LucasYan LucasWGuillotineChicago Sp. NoGiABSSF2017
11957John GuttaWGogoplataChicago Sp. NoGiABSF2017
12135Quentin RosenzweigWKatagatameADCC WC Trials88KG8F2017
12141David MitchellWPts: 10x0ADCC WC Trials88KG4F2017
12146Antonio ZuazoWGuillotineADCC WC Trials88KG3RD2017
12499Koffi AdzitsoWArm in guillotineGrappling N.G.O.84KG4F2017
12500Obie SimpsonWArm in guillotineGrappling N.G.O.84KGSF2017
12501George GanssleWRNCGrappling N.G.O.84KGF2017
12502Jacob HockenburyWArm in guillotineGrappling Open84KGRR2017
12503Jacob HockenburyWPts: 5x0Grappling Open84KGF2017
12882Wellington PerotoWKatagatameAmerican NG Nats91KGSF2017
12883Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusWPts: 3x0American NG Nats91KGF2017
12890Piter SilvaWRNCAmerican NG NatsABS4F2017
12893Dante LeonDante LeonWRNCAmerican NG NatsABSSF2017
12895Diego RamalhoDiego RamalhoWGuillotineAmerican NG NatsABSF2017
12922Charles McguireWBrabo chokeAmerican Nats94KG4F2017
12925Tanner RiceTanner RiceWGuillotineAmerican Nats94KGSF2017
12936Marcos CamposWGogoplataAmerican NatsABSR12017
12940Scott ThometzWGuillotineAmerican NatsABS4F2017
12941Jaime CanutoJaime CanutoWPts: 4x2American NatsABSSF2017
13038Jose PortilloWGogoplataAustin Open94KGSF2017
13039Manuel RibamarManuel RibamarWArmbarAustin Open94KGF2017
13113Horlando MonteiroHorlando MonteiroWPts: 2x2, AdvSeattle Open88KGF2017
13118Scott ThometzWRNCSeattle OpenABSSF2017
13149Steven PattersonWRNCChicago SMO100KGRR2017
13152Joseph HookerWPointsChicago SMOABS4F2017
13178Isaque BahienseIsaque BahienseWDarce chokeACBJJ 785KG4F2017
13183Hugo MarquesHugo MarquesWGuillotineACBJJ 785KGSF2017
13184Arnaldo MaidanaArnaldo MaidanaWGogoplataACBJJ 785KGF2017
13731Wellington DiasWellington DiasWKneebarLong Beach Open88KGF2017
14077Sergio ArdilaSergio ArdilaWPts: 8x0NoGi Worlds79KGR22017
14081Victor SilverioVictor SilverioWRNCNoGi Worlds79KG4F2017
14085Dante LeonDante LeonWReferee DecisionNoGi Worlds79KGSF2017
14086Felipe CesarFelipe CesarWPts: 0x0, AdvNoGi Worlds79KGF2017

Joshua Hinger vs Javier Yamuni

Josh Hinger vs Albert Aguirre

Josh Hinger vs Inácio Neto

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