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Marcello Salazar

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Marcello Salazar is a Brazilian jiu jitsu black belt under Murilo Bustamante who adhered to mixed martial arts (MMA) having a fruitful career in the cage.

Marcello Salazar Jiu Jitsu

Full Name: Marcello Salazar Bergo

Nickname: “The Barbarian” was given by a commentator of a fighting tournament in which Marcello was a part of. The name ended up sticking until today.

Lineage: Mitsuyo Maeda > Carlos Gracie > Carlson Gracie > Murilo Bustamante > Marcello Salazar

Main Achievements:

  • World Grappling Champion
  • US Open Champion
  • Brazilian National Champion
  • Pan American Champion (Master)

Weight Division: Middleweight

Marcello Salazar Biography

Marcello was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and initiated his training in 1989 and received his Black Belt by the hands of Murilo Bustamante in January 2004.

In 2003 Marcello started his MMA career in the professional circuit. He has been very successful so far winning over 70% of his fights by submission.

Marcello Salazar taught at the Brazilian Top Team (BTT) affiliate academy in Texas.

Marcello Salazar MMA fight vs Alex Cook (IFL)

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  • Mike W. says:

    Recently, Prof. Salazar won the Master's Black Belt Medium Heavyweight division at Pan Ams, 2011.

    He has plans to compete at this year's Mundials as well, in the Adult division.

  • B-RJ says:

    Professor Marcello Salazar Bergo won the Master's Black Belt Medium Heavyweight division Open Class at the European Championship 2011.
    Also, recently he won the Master's Black Belt Medium Heavyweight division at the Worlds Nogi 2011 (IBJJF).
    He said in 2012 he'll back to fight in the adult division again…

  • BTTJAX says:

    Professor Bergo is now teaching full-time at Brazilian Top Team in Jacksonville, FL. His most recent accomplishments include 4x gold at the IBJJF Atlanta Summer Open in 2015 and a semi-finalist at the Eddie Bravo Invitational 6.

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