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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:

  • IBJJF World No-Gi Champion (2014**/2013** brown)
  • ADCC USA-EC Trials Champion (2016)
  • IBJJF New York Spring Open Champion (2015/2014** brown)
  • IBJJF New York No-Gi Spring Open Champion (2015* brown)
  • IBJJF Boston Summer Open Champion (2016)
  • IBJJF Boston Winter Open Champion (2013 purple)
  • IBJJF Boston Spring Open Champion (2014* brown)
  • IBJJF Boca Raton Open Champion (2015)
  • IBJJF Atlanta Spring Open Runner-up (2017)
  • IBJJF World Championship 2nd Place (2013 brown)
  • IBJJF World No-Gi Championship 2nd Place (2015)
  • IBJJF Pan American Championship 2nd Place (2015 brown)
  • IBJJF World Championship 3rd Place (2014 brown)
  • IBJJF World No-Gi Championship 3rd Place (2016 black, 2012 purple)
  • IBJJF New York BJJ Pro 3rd Place (2015)
  • IBJJF Boca Raton Open 3rd Place (2015*)
  • IBJJF Boston Spring Open 3rd Place (2014 brown)

* Absolute
** Weight and absolute

Favorite Position/Technique: Armbar from side control, Knee slice pass, X-Guard

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 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 team mate 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

34 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    17 (50%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    3 (9%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    13 (38%)
  • 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
Injury
8
1
#fad11b
Choke from back
8
1
#f58822
Heel hook
8
1
13
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
20 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    7 (35%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    5 (25%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    1 (5%)
  • BY DECISION
    6 (30%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    1 (5%)

1 SUBMISSION LOSSES

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Omoplata
100
1
1
(100%) SUBMISSION

Mansher Khera Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
7191Ricardo BastosLAdvBoca Raton OpenABSSF2015
7206Francisco IturraldeFrancisco IturraldeLN/ABoston Spring OpenABSSF2015
8085Otavio SousaOtavio SousaLPts: 11x0NoGi Pan Ams82KGSF2015
8324Michael LanghiMichael LanghiLPts: 0x0, AdvNoGi Worlds73KGF2015
8435Victor SilverioVictor SilverioLPts: 4x0IBJJF NY Pro82KGSF2015
8823Alex CabanesLPts: 4x4, AdvEuropean Open76KG4F2016
9044Eddie CummingsEddie CummingsLReferee DecisionGrappling Ind.ABSSPF2016
9160Rodrigo FreitasRodrigo FreitasLReferee DecisionPan American76KG4F2016
9351Masahiro IwasakiMasahiro IwasakiLPts: 4x2NY Spring Open76KGSF2016
9592Lucas BarbosaLucas BarbosaLPointsSan Antonio OpenABSSF2016
9862Lucas LepriLucas LepriLOmoplataWorld Champ.76KG4F2016
10766Rodrigo FreitasRodrigo FreitasLPts: 0x0, AdvNoGi Worlds73KGSF2016
11130Marcelo MafraLReferee Decision5 Super League77KG4F2016
11949Marcio AndreMarcio AndreLDQPan American76KGR22017
12658Vitor OliveiraVitor OliveiraLN/AAtlanta Spring O.82KGF2017
12663Helton JoseHelton JoseLPts: 0x0, AdvAtlanta Spring O.ABSSF2017
12919Otavio SousaOtavio SousaLReferee DecisionWorld Champ.82KG4F2017
13651Lucas LepriLucas LepriLReferee DecisionADCC77KG4F2017
14280Garry TononGarry TononDPts: 0x0Kasai Pro70KGRR2017
14283Renato CanutoRenato CanutoLPts: 10x2Kasai Pro70KGRR2017
17075Jason RauLReferee DecisionRISE 577KGSPF2018
17154Marcin HeldDN/AQuintet 3ABSF2018
7179Ed RamosWPts: 2x0Boca Raton Open76KGSF2015
7180Rafael HenriqueWInjuryBoca Raton Open76KGF2015
7190Vitor RicottiWRNCBoca Raton OpenABS4F2015
7196Nicollas WelkerWPointsBoston Spring Open76KG4F2015
8083Sean FisherWKneebarNoGi Pan Ams82KG4F2015
8317Rodrigo FreitasRodrigo FreitasWAdvNoGi Worlds73KG8F2015
8321Gabriel RolloGabriel RolloWPts: 4x0NoGi Worlds73KG4F2015
8322Thiago GaiaThiago GaiaWRNCNoGi Worlds73KGSF2015
8815Pedro FernandesWPts: 2x2, AdvEuropean Open76KGR12016
9154Thiago AbreuThiago AbreuWPts: 6x2Pan American76KG8F2016
9348Ataide MarcelinoWArmbarNY Spring Open76KG4F2016
9579John RickelWRNCSan Antonio Open76KGSF2016
9580Bruno FrazattoBruno FrazattoWPts: 2x0San Antonio Open76KGF2016
9590Rafael SuzukiWPts: 4x0San Antonio OpenABS4F2016
9854AJ AgazarmAJ AgazarmWPts: 4x2World Champ.76KGR12016
9855Thiago AbreuThiago AbreuWPts: 2x0World Champ.76KGR12016
10276Olivier Kee-SengWPts: 2x0Boston SIO82KGSF2016
10277Lucas ValleWKneebarBoston SIO82KGF2016
10281Olivier Kee-SengWChoke from backBoston SIOABS4F2016
10283Nathan MendelsohnNathan MendelsohnWPts: 4x0Boston SIOABSSF2016
10756Vinicius VieiraWArmbarNoGi Worlds73KGR12016
11003Reid WelchWArmbarADCC US Trials77KGR12016
11004Gary GioniWPts: 6x0ADCC US Trials77KGR22016
11005Issa AbleWRNCADCC US Trials77KG4F2016
11006Chase HannahWPts: 3x0ADCC US Trials77KGSF2016
11007Oliver TazaWPts: 3x0ADCC US Trials77KGF2016
11942Ross KeepingWArmbarPan American76KGR12017
12656Javier ArroyoWN/AAtlanta Spring O.82KGSF2017
12900Vinicius MarinhoVinicius MarinhoWPts: 4x2World Champ.82KGR12017
12910Alec BauldingAlec BauldingWPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Champ.82KG8F2017
13644Sergio ArdilaSergio ArdilaWPts: 2x0ADCC77KGE12017
13916Dom HoskinsWHeel hookF2W Pro 5176KGSPF2017
14285AJ AgazarmAJ AgazarmWPts: 2x0Kasai Pro70KGRR2017
17815Lachlan GilesLachlan GilesWReferee DecisionPolaris 877KGSPF2018

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