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Marcos Silva, also known as Tinoco or “Lekinho”, is a Brazilian jiu jitsu black belt under Marcelo Garcia, who belongs to a fantastic generation of competitors developed by the legendary “Marcelinho”. A member of the multiple time world champion team Alliance in New York, and a former pupil of Juarez Soares in Brazil, Marcos turned heads his way after an incredible 2014 brown belt campaign, where he won important tournaments such as the world championships and the New York Pro.

Marcos Tinoco Jiu Jitsu

Full Name: Marcos Vinícius da Silva Tinoco

Nickname: “Lekinho” is a jovial or upbeat way of saying “Muleke” or “Muleque” which stands for “young” in Brazilian slang. This is usually attributed to a person with a playful personality.

Lineage: Mitsuyo Maeda > Carlos Gracie > Helio Gracie > Rolls Gracie > Romero Cavalcanti > Fabio Gurgel > Marcelo Garcia > Marcos Tinoco

Main Achievements:

  • IBJJF European Open Champion (2018/2017)
  • IBJJF Pan American No Gi Champion (2015)
  • IBJJF New York Summer International Champion (2017)
  • IBJJF World Championship Runner-up (2017)
  • IBJJF World No Gi Championship Runner-up (2016)
  • IBJJF New York Summer International Open Runner-up (2017*)

Main Achievements (Colored Belts):

  • IBJJF World Champion (2014 brown)
  • IBJJF NYC Pro Champion (2014 brown)
  • IBJJF New York Summer International Champion (2014** brown)
  • IBJJF World Championship Runner-up (2013 brown, 2011** purple)
  • IBJJF World Pro Championship Runner-up (2012 purple)

* Absolute
* Weight and absolute

Favorite Position/Technique: Lasso Guard and Armbar

Weight Division: Peso Médio (181lbs/82kg)

Team/Association: Alliance

Marcos Tinoco Biography

Marcos Silva Tinoco was born on the 18th of December, 1988 in Araruama – state of Rio de Janeiro. Marcos started his jiu jitsu training at the age of 16 under Master Juarez Soares’ guidance, himself a former student of Monir Salomao, a legendary coach who graded GFTeam‘s Julio Cesar and world champion Marcos Barreto.

At Araruama Jiu Jitsu, the team founded by Juarez Soares, Marcos Silva Tinoco found a tournament driven team, led by one of the top coaches in the region. Being raised in such a tenacious environment, Marcos soon became a tough competitor himself, winning a substantial amount of tournaments, local and statewide.

Always trying to improve on previous goals, Marcos started seeking tougher tournaments to compete in. With the help of his team mates André de Freitas and Bruno Lima, Tinoco managed to get the funding and the visa permit that allowed him to travel to the US, where he participated in the Pan American Jiu Jitsu Championship (purple belt). Shortly after the tournament, Tinoco accepted an offer that allowed him to stay in America and work as a coach, the offer was made by his friend Eder Perciliano.

During the World Pro Championship of 2012 in Abu Dhabi, Marcos met a girl (Hana) that would later become his wife. Hana worked for a Marcelo Garcia affiliate gym (MBJJ in Memphis) and pushed for Marcos Silva to go and train with Marcelo Garcia. After a few training sessions at the MG headquarters in New York, Marcos decided to stay, switching teams with the full consent of his former instructor Soares in 2013.

With the help of Marcelo Garcia and the support of the team, Tinoco’s jiu jitsu blossomed, earning him important titles such as the world title in 2014. This fantastic year would lead to his black belt, awarded on the 19th of January, 2015 by Marcelo Garcia, on the same day as Jonathan Satava, another great competitor from the MG camp.

Marcos Tinoco Grappling Record

46 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    26 (57%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    6 (13%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    10 (22%)
  • BY DECISION
    3 (7%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    1 (2%)

10 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Armbar
40
4
#86e620
North south choke
30
3
#5AD3D1
Kneebar
10
1
#d1212a
Straight ankle lock
10
1
#fad11b
Cross choke
10
1
10
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
20 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    8 (40%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    3 (15%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    8 (40%)
  • BY DECISION
    1 (5%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

8 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
Choke from back
38
3
#86e620
Choke from mount
13
1
#5AD3D1
Armbar
13
1
#d1212a
Kneebar
13
1
#fad11b
Footlock
13
1
#f58822
Guillotine
13
1
8
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Marcos Tinoco Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
6438Jaime CanutoJaime CanutoLReferee DecisionEuropean82KG4F2015
6683Otavio SousaOtavio SousaLPts: 4x4, AdvPan American82KGR32015
7294C. NegromonteC. NegromonteLChoke from backWorld Champ.82KGR12015
7397Michael LieraMichael LieraDN/ASub Series ProABSSPF2015
7498Francisco IturraldeFrancisco IturraldeLPointsNY Summer Open82KGSF2015
7944Alec BauldingAlec BauldingLChoke from backDallas Open88KGF2015
7960Lucas BarbosaLucas BarbosaLPts: 2x0Dallas NoGi Open88KGF2015
8263C. NegromonteC. NegromonteLArmbarNoGi Worlds88KG4F2015
8902Felipe CesarFelipe CesarLPts: 4x2UAEJJF NYC Pro77KGSF2016
8919Felipe CesarFelipe CesarLPts: 4x2UAEJJF NYC ProLWABSSF2016
9093JT TorresJT TorresLPts: 10x0Pan American82KG4F2016
9156Murilo SantanaMurilo SantanaLPointsPan AmericanABSR12016
9361Davi RamosDavi RamosLPts: 4x2World Pro77KGR12016
9796Gabriel ArgesGabriel ArgesLKneebarWorld Champ.82KGSF2016
10402Felipe CesarFelipe CesarLFootlockNoGi Pan Ams79KGSF2016
10656Marcelo MafraLPts: 0x0, AdvNoGi Worlds79KGSF2016
10872Otavio SouzaLPts: 12x0NY BJJ Pro82KGF2016
11808John CombsJohn CombsLGuillotinePan American82KGR12017
12725Gabriel ArgesGabriel ArgesLChoke from backWorld Champ.82KGF2017
12978Mahamed AlyMahamed AlyLChoke from mountNY Summer OpenABSF2017
13853Manuel RibamarManuel RibamarLPts: 2x2, AdvBJJ NY Pro82KGSF2017
6424A. VieiraWArmbarEuropean82KGR12015
6432E. DimitropoulosWArmbarEuropean82KGR22015
6670Sergio da SilvaWPts: 2x0Pan American82KGR12015
7497Youngam NohWPts: 2x0NY Summer Open82KG4F2015
7511Jordan LutskyWPts: 8x0NY No Gi Open88KGSF2015
7512Brian BeauryWPts: 7x4NY No Gi Open88KGF2015
7941Lucas BarbosaLucas BarbosaWPts: 6x2Dallas Open88KG4F2015
7943Manuel DiazWPointsDallas Open88KGSF2015
7959Philip MillerWPts: 6x0Dallas NoGi Open88KGSF2015
8010David RaabWPts: 2x0NoGi Pan Ams88KG4F2015
8012Thiago SaThiago SaWPts: 2x0NoGi Pan Ams88KGSF2015
8257Gabriel VieiraWKneebarNoGi Worlds88KG8F2015
8354Thiago SaThiago SaWPts: 2x2, AdvIBJJF NY Pro94KGSF2015
8355Rafael BarbosaRafael BarbosaWPts: 4x2IBJJF NY Pro94KGF2015
8900Sean FisherWPts: 2x0UAEJJF NYC Pro77KG4F2016
9077Victor SilverioVictor SilverioWReferee DecisionPan American82KGR12016
9089Magid HageWPts: 2x0Pan American82KG8F2016
9254Sean FisherWN/ANY Spring Open82KGSF2016
9769Victor EstimaVictor EstimaWPts: 6x4World Champ.82KGR22016
9794Lucas LeiteLucas LeiteWPts: 2x2, AdvWorld Champ.82KG4F2016
10043Aaron JohnsonWN/ANY Summer OpenABS4F2016
10045Paulo MiyaoPaulo MiyaoWPts: 0x0, AdvNY Summer OpenABSSF2016
10400Dustin AkbariWDQNoGi Pan Ams79KG4F2016
10649Dustin AkbariWStraight ankle lockNoGi Worlds79KGR12016
10654Brian MoriziWPts: 10x0NoGi Worlds79KG4F2016
10869Joao FerreiraWArmbarNY BJJ Pro82KG4F2016
10870Felipe CesarFelipe CesarWPts: 2x0NY BJJ Pro82KGSF2016
11252Thiago GoiabeiraWPts: 8x0European Open82KG8F2017
11258Oliver GeddesOliver GeddesWPts: 6x0European Open82KG4F2017
11261Jaime CanutoJaime CanutoWPts: 6x4European Open82KGSF2017
11262Alec BauldingAlec BauldingWPts: 4x2European Open82KGF2017
12702Oliver GeddesOliver GeddesWPts: 5x0World Champ.82KGR12017
12712Javier YamuniWArmbarWorld Champ.82KG8F2017
12720Matheus SpirandeliMatheus SpirandeliWPts: 4x2World Champ.82KG4F2017
12724Otavio SousaOtavio SousaWPts: 2x0, AdvWorld Champ.82KGSF2017
12972Thiago SousaWCross chokeNY Summer Open94KGSF2017
12973Todd MueckenheimWPointsNY Summer Open94KGF2017
12977DJ JacksonDJ JacksonWReferee DecisionNY Summer OpenABSSF2017
13639Thomas KeenanWReferee DecisionF2W Pro 5182KGSPF2017
13850Lucas ValleWNorth south chokeBJJ NY Pro82KG4F2017
14248Tommy LangakerTommy LangakerWNorth south chokeEuropean Open82KG4F2018
14250Nathan MendelsohnNathan MendelsohnWPts: 2x0European Open82KGSF2018
14358Joshua BacallaoWPts: 5x0Atlanta W. Open82KGSF2018
14359Vitor OliveiraVitor OliveiraWPts: 0x0, AdvAtlanta W. Open82KGF2018
14365Rennick KamaWNorth south chokeAtlanta W. OpenABS4F2018
14367Inacio NetoInacio NetoWAdvAtlanta W. OpenABS4F2018

Marcos Tinoco @ European Open

 

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