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Mansher Khera

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Instructional by Alexandre Ribeiro

Mansher Khera, also known as “Munch” is a Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt of Sikh descent, being the first grappler produced from white to black belt by the legendary Marcelo Garcia. Khera arrived at the black belt division midway through 2015 being already regarded as one of the hottest prospects in the sport, mainly due to his incredible lower belt campaigns where he earned 4 World No-Gi titles (2013 and 2014 weight + absolute). He immediately cemented his status as one of the top lightweights in the world with solid performances at tournaments such as the IBJJF Boca Raton Open and the World No-Gi Championship.

Mansher Khera Jiu-Jitsu

Full Name: Mansher Singh Khera

Nickname: Munch, which is short for Mansher.

Lineage: M. Maeda > C. Gracie > H. Gracie > R. Gracie > R. Cavalcanti > F. Gurgel >Marcelo Garcia > Mansher Khera

Main Achievements:

  • 1st Place ADCC USA-EC Trials (2016)
  • Polaris Welterweight Champion (2018)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Boston Summer Open (2016)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Boca Raton Open (2015)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF World No-Gi (2015)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF Atlanta Spring Open (2017)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF World No-Gi Championship (2016)

Main Achievements (Colored Belts):

  • 1st Place IBJJF World No-Gi Championship (2014**/2013** brown)
  • 1st Place IBJJF New York Spring Open (2015/2014** brown)
  • 1st Place IBJJF New York No-Gi Spring Open (2015* brown)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Boston Winter Open (2013 purple)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Boston Spring Open (2014* brown)
  •  2nd Place IBJJF World Championship (2013 brown)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF Pans Championship (2015 brown)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF World Championship (2014 brown)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF World No-Gi Championship (2012 purple)

* Absolute
** Weight and absolute

Favorite Position/Technique: Knee Slide Pass

Weight Division: Peso Leve (76kg/167lbs)

Team/Association: Unity JJ

Mansher Khera Biography

Mansher Khera was born on the 15th of April, 1992 in New York – USA.

Originally from India, both of Mansher’s parents worked hard to maintain a standard of living, which did not allow them the necessary time to raise a young child. With that in mind, they decided to send 3-year-old Mansher to boarding school in Punjab, a state in India that is regarded as the heart of the country’s Sikh community (Munch’s ancestry). Khera returned 10 years later, going on to attend a public school in Queens – NY.

Growing up Mansher had always been a fan of martial arts, having trained taekwondo in his childhood. When he was 17 years old he decided to return to combat sports, influenced by The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) series. As he had one friend who trained jiu-jitsu at the time, he decided to follow his friend’s footsteps and attend grappling classes at the Mayo Academy with coaches Jasper Ian and Luís Aldana (who were purple belts at the time).

Mansher didn’t stay at the Mayo Academy for long, signing on to Marcelo Garcia‘s gym in Manhattan shortly after the legendary grappler established himself in New York. Khera’s desire to improve and compete turned him into one of Garcia’s most dedicated students, earning him his black belt on April 2015, becoming the very first student of Marcelo to be promoted from white to black belt by the Alliance instructor.

During 2017 Mansher Khera alongside his teammate Dillon Danis were suspended from Garcia’s Academy. The ban lead them to join forces with Unity JJ – also in NYC.

Mansher Khera Grappling Record

35 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    17 (49%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    3 (9%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    13 (37%)
  • BY DECISION
    1 (3%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

13 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
RNC
31
4
#86e620
Armbar
31
4
#5AD3D1
Kneebar
15
2
#d1212a
Choke from back
8
1
#fad11b
Heel hook
8
1
#f58822
Inside heel hool
8
1
13
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
22 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    7 (32%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    5 (23%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    2 (9%)
  • BY DECISION
    7 (32%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    1 (5%)

2 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
Omoplata
50
1
#86e620
Inside heel hook
50
1
2
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Mansher Khera Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
7258Ricardo BastosLAdvBoca Raton OpenABSSF2015
7273Francisco IturraldeFrancisco IturraldeLN/ABoston Spring OpenABSSF2015
8157Otavio SousaOtavio SousaLPts: 11x0NoGi Pan Ams82KGSF2015
8396Michael LanghiMichael LanghiLPts: 0x0, AdvNoGi Worlds73KGF2015
8507Victor SilverioVictor SilverioLPts: 4x0IBJJF NY Pro82KGSF2015
8906Alex CabanesLPts: 4x4, AdvEuropean Open76KG4F2016
9130Eddie CummingsEddie CummingsLReferee DecisionGrappling Ind.ABSSPF2016
9246Rodrigo FreitasRodrigo FreitasLReferee DecisionPan American76KG4F2016
9441Masahiro IwasakiMasahiro IwasakiLPts: 4x2NY Spring Open76KGSF2016
9684Lucas BarbosaLucas BarbosaLPointsSan Antonio OpenABSSF2016
9955Lucas LepriLucas LepriLOmoplataWorld Champ.76KG4F2016
10881Rodrigo FreitasRodrigo FreitasLPts: 0x0, AdvNoGi Worlds73KGSF2016
11249Marcelo MafraMarcelo MafraLReferee Decision5 Super League77KG4F2016
12122Marcio AndreMarcio AndreLDQPan American76KGR22017
12847Vitor OliveiraVitor OliveiraLN/AAtlanta Spring O.82KGF2017
12852Helton JoseHelton JoseLPts: 0x0, AdvAtlanta Spring O.ABSSF2017
13120Otavio SousaOtavio SousaLReferee DecisionWorld Champ.82KG4F2017
13864Lucas LepriLucas LepriLReferee DecisionADCC77KG4F2017
14538Garry TononGarry TononD---Kasai Pro70KGRR2017
14541Renato CanutoRenato CanutoLPts: 12x0Kasai Pro70KGRR2017
17590Jason RauJason RauLReferee DecisionRISE 577KGSPF2018
17671Marcin HeldD---Quintet 3ABSF2018
21211Lachlan GilesLachlan GilesLInside heel hookKinektic 1ABSR12019
21360Edwin NajmiEdwin NajmiLReferee DecisionPolaris 1177KGSPF2019
7246Ed RamosWPts: 2x0Boca Raton Open76KGSF2015
7247Rafael HenriqueWInjuryBoca Raton Open76KGF2015
7257Vitor RicottiWRNCBoca Raton OpenABS4F2015
7263Nicollas WelkerWPointsBoston Spring Open76KG4F2015
8155Sean FisherWKneebarNoGi Pan Ams82KG4F2015
8389Rodrigo FreitasRodrigo FreitasWAdvNoGi Worlds73KG8F2015
8393Gabriel RolloGabriel RolloWPts: 4x0NoGi Worlds73KG4F2015
8394Thiago GaiaThiago GaiaWRNCNoGi Worlds73KGSF2015
8898Pedro FernandesWPts: 2x2, AdvEuropean Open76KGR12016
9240Thiago AbreuThiago AbreuWPts: 6x2Pan American76KG8F2016
9438Ataide MarcelinoWArmbarNY Spring Open76KG4F2016
9671John RickelWRNCSan Antonio Open76KGSF2016
9672Bruno FrazattoBruno FrazattoWPts: 2x0San Antonio Open76KGF2016
9682Rafael SuzukiWPts: 4x0San Antonio OpenABS4F2016
9947AJ AgazarmAJ AgazarmWPts: 4x2World Champ.76KGR12016
9948Thiago AbreuThiago AbreuWPts: 2x0World Champ.76KGR12016
10377Olivier Kee-SengWPts: 2x0Boston SIO82KGSF2016
10378Lucas ValleWKneebarBoston SIO82KGF2016
10382Olivier Kee-SengWChoke from backBoston SIOABS4F2016
10384Nathan MendelsohnNathan MendelsohnWPts: 4x0Boston SIOABSSF2016
10871Vinicius VieiraWArmbarNoGi Worlds73KGR12016
11118Reid WelchWArmbarADCC US Trials77KGR12016
11120Gary GioniWPts: 6x0ADCC US Trials77KGR22016
11122Issa AbleWRNCADCC US Trials77KG4F2016
11124Chase HannahWPts: 3x0ADCC US Trials77KGSF2016
11126Oliver TazaOliver TazaWPts: 3x0ADCC US Trials77KGF2016
12115Ross KeepingWArmbarPan American76KGR12017
12845Javier ArroyoWN/AAtlanta Spring O.82KGSF2017
13101Vinicius MarinhoVinicius MarinhoWPts: 4x2World Champ.82KGR12017
13111Alec BauldingAlec BauldingWPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Champ.82KG8F2017
13857Sergio ArdilaSergio ArdilaWPts: 2x0ADCC77KGE12017
14149Dom HoskinsWHeel hookF2W 5176KGSPF2017
14543AJ AgazarmAJ AgazarmWPts: 2x0Kasai Pro70KGRR2017
18415Lachlan GilesLachlan GilesWReferee DecisionPolaris 877KGSPF2018
20831Enrico CoccoEnrico CoccoWInside heel hoolKASAI SS Florida77KGSPF2019
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