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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:

  • 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
7265Ricardo BastosLAdvBoca Raton OpenABSSF2015
7280Francisco IturraldeFrancisco IturraldeLN/ABoston Spring OpenABSSF2015
8164Otavio SousaOtavio SousaLPts: 11x0NoGi Pan Ams82KGSF2015
8403Michael LanghiMichael LanghiLPts: 0x0, AdvNoGi Worlds73KGF2015
8514Victor SilverioVictor SilverioLPts: 4x0IBJJF NY Pro82KGSF2015
8913Alex CabanesLPts: 4x4, AdvEuropean Open76KG4F2016
9137Eddie CummingsEddie CummingsLReferee DecisionGrappling Ind.ABSSPF2016
9253Rodrigo FreitasRodrigo FreitasLReferee DecisionPan American76KG4F2016
9448Masahiro IwasakiMasahiro IwasakiLPts: 4x2NY Spring Open76KGSF2016
9691Lucas BarbosaLucas BarbosaLPointsSan Antonio OpenABSSF2016
9962Lucas LepriLucas LepriLOmoplataWorld Champ.76KG4F2016
10888Rodrigo FreitasRodrigo FreitasLPts: 0x0, AdvNoGi Worlds73KGSF2016
11256Marcelo MafraMarcelo MafraLReferee Decision5 Super League77KG4F2016
12129Marcio AndreMarcio AndreLDQPan American76KGR22017
12854Vitor OliveiraVitor OliveiraLN/AAtlanta Spring O.82KGF2017
12859Helton JoseHelton JoseLPts: 0x0, AdvAtlanta Spring O.ABSSF2017
13127Otavio SousaOtavio SousaLReferee DecisionWorld Champ.82KG4F2017
13873Lucas LepriLucas LepriLReferee DecisionADCC77KG4F2017
14547Garry TononGarry TononD---Kasai Pro70KGRR2017
14550Renato CanutoRenato CanutoLPts: 12x0Kasai Pro70KGRR2017
17605Jason RauJason RauLReferee DecisionRISE 577KGSPF2018
17686Marcin HeldD---Quintet 3ABSF2018
21265Lachlan GilesLachlan GilesLInside heel hookKinektic 1ABSR12019
21414Edwin NajmiEdwin NajmiLReferee DecisionPolaris 1177KGSPF2019
7253Ed RamosWPts: 2x0Boca Raton Open76KGSF2015
7254Rafael HenriqueWInjuryBoca Raton Open76KGF2015
7264Vitor RicottiWRNCBoca Raton OpenABS4F2015
7270Nicollas WelkerWPointsBoston Spring Open76KG4F2015
8162Sean FisherWKneebarNoGi Pan Ams82KG4F2015
8396Rodrigo FreitasRodrigo FreitasWAdvNoGi Worlds73KG8F2015
8400Gabriel RolloGabriel RolloWPts: 4x0NoGi Worlds73KG4F2015
8401Thiago GaiaThiago GaiaWRNCNoGi Worlds73KGSF2015
8905Pedro FernandesWPts: 2x2, AdvEuropean Open76KGR12016
9247Thiago AbreuThiago AbreuWPts: 6x2Pan American76KG8F2016
9445Ataide MarcelinoWArmbarNY Spring Open76KG4F2016
9678John RickelWRNCSan Antonio Open76KGSF2016
9679Bruno FrazattoBruno FrazattoWPts: 2x0San Antonio Open76KGF2016
9689Rafael SuzukiWPts: 4x0San Antonio OpenABS4F2016
9954AJ AgazarmAJ AgazarmWPts: 4x2World Champ.76KGR12016
9955Thiago AbreuThiago AbreuWPts: 2x0World Champ.76KGR12016
10384Olivier Kee-SengWPts: 2x0Boston SIO82KGSF2016
10385Lucas ValleWKneebarBoston SIO82KGF2016
10389Olivier Kee-SengWChoke from backBoston SIOABS4F2016
10391Nathan MendelsohnNathan MendelsohnWPts: 4x0Boston SIOABSSF2016
10878Vinicius VieiraWArmbarNoGi Worlds73KGR12016
11125Reid WelchWArmbarADCC US Trials77KGR12016
11127Gary GioniWPts: 6x0ADCC US Trials77KGR22016
11129Issa AbleWRNCADCC US Trials77KG4F2016
11131Chase HannahWPts: 3x0ADCC US Trials77KGSF2016
11133Oliver TazaOliver TazaWPts: 3x0ADCC US Trials77KGF2016
12122Ross KeepingWArmbarPan American76KGR12017
12852Javier ArroyoWN/AAtlanta Spring O.82KGSF2017
13108Vinicius MarinhoVinicius MarinhoWPts: 4x2World Champ.82KGR12017
13118Alec BauldingAlec BauldingWPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Champ.82KG8F2017
13866Sergio ArdilaSergio ArdilaWPts: 2x0ADCC77KGE12017
14158Dom HoskinsWHeel hookF2W 5176KGSPF2017
14552AJ AgazarmAJ AgazarmWPts: 2x0Kasai Pro70KGRR2017
18439Lachlan GilesLachlan GilesWReferee DecisionPolaris 877KGSPF2018
20879Enrico CoccoEnrico CoccoWInside heel hoolKASAI SS Florida77KGSPF2019
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