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Mahamed Aly

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Mahamed Aly is a Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt under Lloyd Irvin, and a former student of Everaldo Penco as well as Antônio Rogério & Antônio Rodrigo Nogueira. Aly made a name for himself in the lower belt divisions of the sport, particularly in the brown belt category where he conquered important titles such as IBJJF World Champion, European Open Champion, as well as Pan American (No-Gi) and American National Champion.

Mahamed Aly Jiu-Jitsu

Full Name: Mahamed Aly Santos da Silva

Nickname: n/a

Lineage: Carlos Gracie > Helio Gracie > Rickson Gracie > Jorge Pereira > Leo DallaLloyd Irvin > Mahamed Aly

Main Achievements:

  • 1st Place IBJJF World Championship (2018)
  • 1st Place IBJJF European Open (2017)
  • 1st Place IBJJF European No-Gi Open (2017**)
  • 1st Place IBJJF World No-Gi Championship (2015)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF Pan Championship (2019/2018)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF World Championship (2017)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF World No-Gi Championship (2015*)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF Pan American Championship (2017)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF European Open (2020)

Main Achievements (Colored Belts:

  • 1st Place IBJJF World Championship (2015** brown, 2014 purple)
  • 1st Place IBJJF European Open (2015** brown)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Pan No-Gi Championship (2014 brown)
  • 1st Place IBJJF American Nationals (2015 brown)
  • 1st Place IBJJF New York Pro Championship (2014* brown)
  • 2nd Place UAEJJF Abu Dhabi World Pro (2014* brown)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF American Nationals (2015* brown)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF World Championship (2013 purple)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF World No-Gi Championship (2014 brown)

* Absolute
** Weight and absolute

Favorite Position/Technique: Helicopter Sweep

Weight Division: Peso Pesadíssimo (+100kg/221lbs)

Team/Association: Team Lloyd Irvin

Mahamed Aly Biography

Mahamed Aly was born on the 11th of January 1994 in Rio de Janeiro – Brazil, being raised in Duque de Caxias where he lived the first 9 years of his life.

Aly’s father, who named him after the legendary boxer “Muhammad Ali”, was murdered when Mahamed was 9 years old. This tragic event led the family to relocate to an uncle’s house in Jacarepaguá, and later Gardenia Azul. All regions within Greater Rio de Janeiro.

Mahamed became a fan of mixed martial arts (MMA) in his teens and decided to start training kickboxing when he was around 15 years of age. After a few months of training, he tried some MMA sparring and ended up being triangle choked with ease by his training partner on the ground. Aly was surprised by how effortless the jiu-jitsu movements looked and decided to add grappling to his routine, choosing Eduardo Brigadeiro‘s academy for that effect.

Throughout the course of 1.5 to 2 years, Aly focussed on jiu-jitsu, earning his blue belt, but as his aspirations had always leaned towards becoming a professional MMA fighter, he opted to switch camps, moving on to Team Nogueira, where he could focus on this goal.

During 2012 Mahamed focussed on his MMA, training jiu-jitsu solely with punches and geared towards fighting in the cage. His focus had him leaving his mother’s accommodations, moving into Team Nogueira’s fighter house.

Being 98kg (216lbs) Aly trained with many of the bigger guys at the gym, most of which were professional athletes. Although Mahamed lobbied for a debut in the cage, coaches Antônio Rodrigo “Minotauro” and Rogério Nogueira held him back due to his age (17).

Late in 2012 Team Nogueira’s BJJ coach Everaldo Penco, convinced Mahamed to enter a jiu-jitsu tournament, a competition he won with ease, earning his purple from the Nogueira brothers and instructor Penco after the event. The win and the promotion sparked Aly’s interest in jiu-jitsu and in 2013 geared his focus back towards BJJ.

Mahamed Aly met Lloyd Irvin during his jiu-jitsu tour while traveling the world competing at the Abu Dhabi World Pro and IBJJF World Championship (2013). Irvin saw great talent in Aly extending an invitation for him to come and train with his team in Maryland, USA. At that time Mahamed was still attached to his Rio de Janeiro roots and refused the offer.

In 2014 Mahamed did the same tour, traveling from Abu Dhabi to California – USA before the World Championship. This time around he stayed at Lloyd Irvin’s camp as his friend Erberth Santos was already settled there. Aly enjoyed the stay and ended up winning the world title.

On his return to Rio de Janeiro, coach Everaldo awarded Mahamed Aly his brown belt. Shortly after he returned to the US (and TLI) ahead of the No-Gi World Championship and the IBJJF New York Pro.

During 2015, while traveling in between camps, Mahamed had a tremendous campaign, winning the majority of important tournaments available in BJJ’s calendar. These achievements led to Mahamed Aly’s black belt, awarded in September 2015 by Lloyd Irvin.

Mahamed Aly MATCH STATS

Overall Positions

CONQUERED MOVES AVERAGE 1.17

OVERALL CONQUERED

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OPPONENT W/L TOP BOTTOM STAND UP EVENT ROUND YEAR
James Puopolo L 0 1 0 World RR 2016
Dillon Danis W 0 0 1 ADCC 4F 2017
Eliot Kelly W 0 0 1 ADCC RR 2017
Roberto Abreu W 0 0 1 World 4F 2017
Kamil Uminski W 1 0 1 ADCC RR 2017
Romes Ramos W 2 1 0 World RR 2017
Erberth Santos L 0 1 0 World RR 2017
Matheus Diniz W 1 0 1 World RR 2017
Nicholas Meregali W 1 0 0 World RR 2018
Jared Dopp W 2 3 1 Pans RR 2018
Jared Dopp W 0 3 0 World 4F 2018
Fellipe Andrew L 0 2 1 World RR 2018
John Hansen W 1 1 1 World NG RR 2018
Guilherme Augusto W 0 0 1 World RR 2019
Igor Schneider W 1 0 0 World 4F 2019
Tanner Rice W 2 0 0 Pans RR 2019
Leo Nogueira W 0 0 1 Pans 4F 2019
Gutemberg Pereira L 0 1 0 Pans 4F 2019
John Hansen W 1 0 0 ADCC RR 2019
Tex Johnson W 1 2 0 World 4F 2019
Fellipe Andrew L 0 1 0 Pans RR 2019
Fernando Reis W 2 0 1 Pans RR 2019

Mahamed Aly Grappling Record

89 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    35 (39%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    8 (9%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    37 (42%)
  • BY DECISION
    4 (4%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    2 (2%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

37 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Cross choke
16
6
#86e620
Armbar
16
6
#5AD3D1
Toe hold
11
4
#d1212a
Botinha
8
3
#fad11b
Choke from back
8
3
#f58822
Wristlock
5
2
#224aba
Submission
5
2
#ff9124
Kneebar
3
1
#bf1f6c
Arm in Ezekiel
3
1
#22c9a5
Guillotine
3
1
#fad223
Flying triangle
3
1
#03861f
Choke from mount
3
1
#039a1f
Calf slicer
3
1
#03b41f
Flying armbar
3
1
#03c61f
Choke
3
1
#03d61f
Kimura
3
1
#03f61f
Outside heel hook
3
1
#82ff5f
Footlock
3
1
37
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
41 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    18 (44%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    8 (20%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    10 (24%)
  • BY DECISION
    5 (12%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

10 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
Heel hook
20
2
#86e620
RNC
20
2
#5AD3D1
Kneebar
20
2
#d1212a
Choke from back
20
2
#fad11b
Choke
10
1
#f58822
Inside heel hook
10
1
10
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Mahamed Aly Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
8446Gabriel LucasGabriel LucasLPts: 2x2, AdvNoGi WorldsO100KGF2015
8475Matheus DinizMatheus DinizLRNCNoGi WorldsABSSF2015
9083Abraham MarteAbraham MarteLPts: 0x0, AdvUAEJJF NYC ProO94KGRR2016
9084Luiz PanzaLuiz PanzaLPts: 2x2, AdvUAEJJF NYC ProO94KGRR2016
9323Joseph MokuLPointsPan AmericanO100KG8F2016
9830Leo NogueiraLeo NogueiraLAdvAtlanta BJJ ProO94KGF2016
10048Alexander TransAlexander TransLPts: 4x0World Champ.ABSR22016
10157Leo NogueiraLeo NogueiraLPts: 4x2IBJJF Pro GPABSSF2016
10431Luiz PanzaLuiz PanzaLKneebarGrand Slam LA110KGSF2016
10910Gustavo DiasGustavo DiasLPts: 2x0NoGi WorldsO97KGSF2016
10921Josh HingerJosh HingerLPts: 16x8NoGi WorldsABS8F2016
11104Joao RochaJoao RochaLPts: 4x0NY BJJ ProO94KGF2016
11263Roberto AbreuRoberto AbreuLKneebarGrappling Pro 2120KGF2016
11469Leandro LoLeandro LoLPts: 3x0European OpenABSSF2017
12048Nicholas MeregaliNicholas MeregaliLChoke from backPan AmericanABS4F2017
12189Erberth SantosErberth SantosLReferee DecisionPan American100KGSF2017
12255Adam WardzinskiAdam WardzinskiLPts: 4x0Rome OpenABSSF2017
12839Erberth SantosErberth SantosLReferee DecisionACBJJ 595KG4F2017
12979Marcus AlmeidaMarcus AlmeidaLChokeWorld Champ.ABS4F2017
13146Erberth SantosErberth SantosLPts: 9x2World Champ.100KGSF2017
13803Rafael LovatoRafael LovatoLPts: 3x0ADCC99KG4F2017
13870Gordon RyanGordon RyanLHeel hookADCCABSSF2017
13872Marcus AlmeidaMarcus AlmeidaLHeel hookADCCABS3RD2017
14894Marcus AlmeidaMarcus AlmeidaLPointsACB 10O95KGSPF2018
15258Gutemberg PereiraGutemberg PereiraLPts: 0x0, AdvPan AmericanABSR22018
15355Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusLPts: 0x0, AdvPan American100KGF2018
15768Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusLReferee DecisionACBJJ 1295KGSPF2018
15932Jackson SousaJackson SousaLPts: 0x0, AdvMarianas Open100KG4F2018
16535Fellipe AndrewFellipe AndrewLPts: 6x6, AdvWorld Champ.ABS8F2018
16770Max GimenisMax GimenisLPointsNY BJJ ProO94KGF2018
16880Gustavo DiasGustavo DiasLReferee DecisionW.S.O.G.O81KG4F2018
17879Rodolfo VieiraRodolfo VieiraLPointsBlack Belt CBDO83KGF2018
19477Fellipe AndrewFellipe AndrewLPts: 18x2Pan American100KGF2019
19493Gutemberg PereiraGutemberg PereiraLPts: 4x2Pan AmericanABS4F2019
19710Vinicius TratorVinicius TratorLPts: 4x2Washington DCOABSSF2019
20495Nicholas MeregaliNicholas MeregaliLChoke from backWorld Champ.100KGF2019
21560Nicky RodriguezLReferee DecisionADCCO99KGR12019
21655Marcus AlmeidaMarcus AlmeidaLRNCADCCABSSF2019
21657Lachlan GilesLachlan GilesLInside heel hookADCCABS3RD2019
22689Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusLPts: 10x2European OpenABSSF2020
22783Seif HoumineSeif HoumineLPts: 3x0European OpenO100KGSF2020
8442Adam WheelerWArmbarNoGi WorldsO100KG4F2015
8451Gabriel KitoberGabriel KitoberWArmbarNoGi WorldsABSR12015
8467C. NegromonteC. NegromonteWToe holdNoGi WorldsABS8F2015
8473Jackson SousaJackson SousaWPts: 2x2, AdvNoGi WorldsABS4F2015
9047Jared DoppJared DoppWPts: 11x0Houston OpenO100KGF2016
9051Jared DoppJared DoppWFootlockHouston OpenABSSF2016
9052Inacio NetoInacio NetoWInjuryHouston OpenABSF2016
9087Romulo AzevedoRomulo AzevedoWWristlockUAEJJF NYC ProHWABSSF2016
9090Thiago SaThiago SaWPts: 2x2, AdvUAEJJF NYC ProHWABSF2016
9829Carlos FariasCarlos FariasWPointsAtlanta BJJ ProO94KGSF2016
10153Alexandre RibeiroAlexandre RibeiroWPts: 2x0, AdvIBJJF Pro GPABS4F2016
10328Muhammad KerimovWReferee DecisionBerkut 3ABSSPF2016
10428Gustavo DiasGustavo DiasWArmbarGrand Slam LA110KG4F2016
10434Igor SilvaIgor SilvaWPts: 2x0Grand Slam LA110KG3RD2016
11102Abraham MarteAbraham MarteWN/ANY BJJ ProO94KGSF2016
11259Robby D'OnofrioWToe holdGrappling Pro 2120KG4F2016
11261Jared DoppJared DoppWPts: 17x14Grappling Pro 2120KGSF2016
11447Matheus RodriguesWArmbarEuropean OpenABSR12017
11456Chris BoweWBotinhaEuropean OpenABSR22017
11465R. EvangelistaR. EvangelistaWPts: 4x2European OpenABS4F2017
11577Arya EsfandmazWPts: 14x4European Open100KG4F2017
11579Vitor ToledoVitor ToledoWPts: 2x0European Open100KGSF2017
11580Lucio RodriguesLucio RodriguesWPts: 2x0European Open100KGF2017
11667Marlon GodoyWPts: 4x0ADCC SP Trials99KGR12017
11668UnknownWKneebarADCC SP Trials99KG4F2017
11669UnknownWBotinhaADCC SP Trials99KGSF2017
11670Vinicius GazolaWPts: 8x0ADCC SP Trials99KGF2017
12044Felipe BezerraFelipe BezerraWArm in EzekielPan AmericanABS8F2017
12181Helton JoseHelton JoseWPts: 4x0Pan American100KG8F2017
12186Eduardo InojosaWPts: 4x3Pan American100KG4F2017
12249Henrique PereiraWPts: 10x0Rome Open100KGSF2017
12250Muslim PatsarigovMuslim PatsarigovWCross chokeRome Open100KGF2017
12307Francisco CaraballoWGuillotineEuropean NoGi100KGSF2017
12308Riku UrholinWPts: 4x2European NoGi100KGF2017
12311UnknownWFlying triangleEuropean NoGiABS4F2017
12313Felipe DiasWPts: 2x0European NoGiABSSF2017
12314AJ AgazarmAJ AgazarmWPts: 21x0European NoGiABSF2017
12964Romes RamosWArmbarWorld Champ.ABSR12017
12973Matheus DinizMatheus DinizWPts: 7x0World Champ.ABS8F2017
13143Roberto AbreuRoberto AbreuWPts: 2x2, AdvWorld Champ.100KG4F2017
13358Oleksandr KarliychukWBotinhaNY Summer Open100KGF2017
13360Athos MirandaWChoke from backNY Summer OpenABSSF2017
13362Marcos TinocoMarcos TinocoWChoke from mountNY Summer OpenABSF2017
13363Aaron JohnsonAaron JohnsonWCalf slicerNY S. No-Gi OpenO97KGF2017
13370Felipe CesarFelipe CesarWToe holdNY S. No-Gi OpenABSSF2017
13649Greg WalkerWFlying armbarWashington OpenABSSF2017
13797Kamil UminskiWPts: 3x0ADCC99KGE12017
13863Eliott KellyWPts: 2x0ADCCABSE12017
13868Dillon DanisDillon DanisWPts: 0x0, PenADCCABS4F2017
15353Jared DoppJared DoppWPts: 16x0Pan American100KGSF2018
15689Grafton SkraggsWPointsWashington SPOO100KGF2018
15693Thomas KeenanWN/AWashington SPOABS4F2018
15696Alexandre MolinaroAlexandre MolinaroWChoke from backWashington SPOABSSF2018
15836Mukhammed KerimovWSubmissionACB Asian OpenABS4F2018
15839Mayko ArajoWSubmissionACB Asian OpenABSF2018
16496Jared DoppJared DoppWPts: 6x2World Champ.100KG8F2018
16502Nicholas MeregaliNicholas MeregaliWPts: 5x0World Champ.100KGSF2018
16503Leandro LoLeandro LoWInjuryWorld Champ.100KGF2018
16518Yuri SimoesYuri SimoesWPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Champ.ABSRD2018
16769Matt LeightonMatt LeightonWPointsNY BJJ ProO94KGSF2018
16846Roman HernandezWArmbarAustin Open100KGSF2018
16847Matt McCormickWWristlockAustin Open100KGF2018
16848Johnny TamaJohnny TamaWPointsAustin OpenABSSF2018
16850Rafael VasconcelosRafael VasconcelosWAdvAustin OpenABSF2018
16874Nisar LoynabNisar LoynabWReferee DecisionW.S.O.G.O81KG8F2018
17273Athos MirandaWN/AWashington SU.O.ABS4F2018
17274Brad PearsonWN/AWashington SU.O.ABSSF2018
17700Max GimenisMax GimenisWToe holdWSOG 2O81KG4F2018
17704Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusWReferee DecisionWSOG 2O81KGSF2018
17707Gustavo BatistaGustavo BatistaWReferee DecisionWSOG 2O81KGF2018
17878Tarsis HumphreysTarsis HumphreysWPointsBlack Belt CBDO83KGSF2018
18535John LeslieWPts: 9x2NoGi WorldsO97KGR12018
19060Max GimenisMax GimenisWCross chokeF2W Pro 102124KGSPF2019
19472Leo NogueiraLeo NogueiraWPts: 2x2, AdvPan American100KG4F2019
19475Tanner RiceTanner RiceWInjuryPan American100KGSF2019
19490Fernando ReisFernando ReisWCross chokePan AmericanABSR22019
19706Thiago CintraWCross chokeWashington DCOABS4F2019
19758Nicholaz WolzWCross chokeBoston Sp. OpenO100KGRR2019
19759Nicholaz WolzWCross chokeBoston Sp. OpenABS4F2019
19760Lucas ValleWChoke from backBoston Sp. OpenABSSF2019
19761Nathan SantosWPts: 4x0Boston Sp. OpenABSF2019
20488Aaron JohnsonAaron JohnsonWChokeWorld Champ.100KGR22019
20492Igor SchneiderIgor SchneiderWKimuraWorld Champ.100KG4F2019
20494Guilherme AugustoGuilherme AugustoWPts: 2x0World Champ.100KGSF2019
21645Jon HansenWOutside heel hookADCCABSR12019
21652Tim SpriggsTim SpriggsWPts: 0x0, PenADCCABS4F2019
22679Jakub ZajkowskiJakub ZajkowskiWPts: 5x2European OpenABSR22020
22684Mikey MusumeciMikey MusumeciWPts: 2x2, AdvEuropean OpenABS4F2020
22781Igor MarquesWPts: 10x0European OpenO100KG4F2020

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