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Justin Rader is an American born, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu black belt under the illustrious Rafael Lovato Jr. A former wrestler, Rader adapted his skills to BJJ, becoming one of the top competitors of his generation by reaching the podium of important tournaments such as the world championships (purple belt gold), world nogi championships (black belt gold), the ADCC (bronze) and Grapplers Quest (Pro Division).

Justin Rader Jiu Jitsu

Full Name: Justin S. Rader

Nickname: n/a

Lineage: Mitsuyo Maeda > Carlos Gracie Sr.Carlos Gracie JuniorCarlos Machado > Rafael Lovato Jr > Justin Rader

Main Achievements:

  • World No Gi Champion (2010, 2009 brown belt)
  • ADCC USA-EC Trials Champion (2016)
  • Grapplers Quest Pro Champion (2011)
  • American No Gi Champion (2010)
  • World Champion (2007 purple)
  • Grapplers Quest Advanced Nogi Champion (2007)
  • Pan American Champion (2009 brown)
  • World No Gi Championship Runner-up (2011)
  • Pan American Championship Runner-up (2010/2008 brown)
  • World Championship 3rd Place (2008 brown)
  • Pan American Championship 3rd Place (2006 blue)

Weight Division: Peso Pena (70kg/154lbs)

Favorite Position/Technique: Chave de Pantorrilha (Calf Slicer), Guard Passing

Team/Association: Gracie Humaita/Ribeiro Jiu Jitsu

Justin Rader Biography

Justin Rader was raised in Oklahoma where he began wrestling at the age of 4, he picked up on Jiu Jitsu at age 12, with the Lovatos (father and son) as his instructors. Justin made tremendous progress as a competitor becoming one of the top American fighters with successive medals at the Mundials in the lower belts. In August of 2010 Justin became the first Lovato student to graduate as Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt.

Though Rader ‘only’ placed 2nd in the 2009 ADCC USA trials, his fantastic performances raised a few eyebrows and he ended being called in for by the organization to compete in the finals. He reached the quarter-finals in this prestigious tournament, the same invitation was handed for the 2011 tournament and in 2013 a bronze medal.

Justin Rader Grappling Record

26 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    15 (58%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    2 (8%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    5 (19%)
  • BY DECISION
    4 (15%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

5 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Guillotine
40
2
#86e620
Choke
20
1
#5AD3D1
Calf Slicer
20
1
#d1212a
Darce choke
20
1
5
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
13 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    3 (23%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    2 (15%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    5 (38%)
  • BY DECISION
    3 (23%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

5 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
Choke
40
2
#86e620
Anaconda
20
1
#5AD3D1
RNC
20
1
#d1212a
Triangle
20
1
5
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Justin Rader Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
2232Rafael MendesRafael MendesLAnacondaADCC66KG4F2009
3018Rafael MendesRafael MendesLChokeWorld Champ.70KGRDS2011
3255Rafael MendesRafael MendesLRNCADCC66KG4F2011
3376Rubens CharlesRubens CharlesLAdvNo Gi Worlds70KGF2011
3491Celso ViniciusCelso ViniciusLPointsUltimate Abs.76KGF2012
3580Rafael MendesRafael MendesLTrianglePan American70KG4F2012
3978Leo SaggioroLeo SaggioroLChokeWorld Champ.70KGR32012
4219Rubens CharlesRubens CharlesLAdvNoGi Worlds70KGF2012
4975Rubens CharlesRubens CharlesLPointsADCC66KGSF2013
5327Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoLPts: 4x0Pan American70KG4F2014
10436Jeff GloverJeff GloverLReferee DecisionF2W Pro 1170KGSPF2016
12172Garry TononGarry TononLReferee DecisionF2W Pro 2875KGSPF2017
14068Gianni GrippoGianni GrippoLReferee DecisionF2W Pro 5170KGSPF2017
2223Baret YoshidaBaret YoshidaWAdvADCC66KGR12009
2601Carlos EsquisitoCarlos EsquisitoWReferee DecisionNo Gi Worlds70KGF2010
3008Darrin LillianWChokeWorld Champ.70KGRDS2011
3216Timo-JuhaniWPts: 3x0ADCC66KGR12011
3341Rob Di CensoWPts: 2x0No Gi Worlds70KG4F2011
3362Samir ChantreSamir ChantreWPts: 2x0No Gi Worlds70KGSF2011
3410Wesley GannWGuillotineUFC ExpoABSSPF2011
3483Magno GamaWPointsUltimate Abs.76KGR12012
3487Ryan HallRyan HallWPointsUltimate Abs.76KG4F2012
3490Samuel BragaSamuel BragaWPointsUltimate Abs.76KGSF2012
3573Mayko GirottoWPointsPan American70KGR12012
3971David LemesDavid LemesWAdvWorld Champ.70KGR22012
4216Ed RamosWPointsNoGi Worlds70KG4F2012
4217Samir ChantreSamir ChantreWPts: 2x0NoGi Worlds70KGSF2012
4968Augusto MendesAugusto MendesWReferee DecisionADCC66KGR12013
4971Nicolas RenierWPointsADCC66KG4F2013
4976Joao MiyaoJoao MiyaoWPointsADCC66KG3PLC2013
5088Samir ChantreSamir ChantreWCalf SlicerNoGi Worlds70KGSF2013
5089Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoWReferee DecisionNoGi Worlds70KGF2013
5163Denny ProkoposDenny ProkoposWDarce chokeMidwest ChallengeABSF2013
5324Niccolas AraujoWPointsPan American70KGR12014
11089Salvatore GuirreroWN/AADCC US Trials66KG4F2016
11090C. FransonWPts: 2x0ADCC US Trials66KGSF2016
11092Josh HaydenWPts: 2x0ADCC US Trials66KGF2016
12916Bruno FrazattoBruno FrazattoWReferee DecisionF2W Pro 3570KGSPF2017
15035Matt VernonWGuillotineF2W Pro 6370KGSPF2018

Banner picture by John Lamonica

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