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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:

  • CBJJ Brazilian Champion (2018)
  • IBJJF European Open Champion (2018/2017)
  • IBJJF Pan American No Gi Champion (2018/2015)
  • IBJJF New York Summer International Champion (2017)
  • IBJJF World Championship 2nd Place (2017)
  • IBJJF World No Gi Championship 2nd Place (2016)
  • IBJJF New York Summer Int. Open 2nd Place (2017*)
  • IBJJF World Championship 3rd Place (2018)

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 2nd Place (2013 brown, 2011** purple)
  • IBJJF World Pro Championship 2nd Place (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

67 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    32 (48%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    9 (13%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    20 (30%)
  • BY DECISION
    5 (7%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    1 (1%)

20 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Armbar
35
7
#86e620
North south choke
20
4
#5AD3D1
Cross choke
10
2
#d1212a
Choke from back
5
1
#fad11b
Choke
5
1
#f58822
Botinha
5
1
#224aba
Estima lock
5
1
#ff9124
Armlock
5
1
#bf1f6c
Kneebar
5
1
#22c9a5
Straight ankle lock
5
1
20
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
24 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    9 (38%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    5 (21%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    9 (38%)
  • BY DECISION
    1 (4%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

9 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
Choke from back
44
4
#86e620
Footlock
11
1
#5AD3D1
Guillotine
11
1
#d1212a
Choke from mount
11
1
#fad11b
Armbar
11
1
#f58822
Kneebar
11
1
9
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Marcos Tinoco Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
6491Jaime CanutoJaime CanutoLReferee DecisionEuropean82KG4F2015
6739Otavio SousaOtavio SousaLPts: 4x4, AdvPan American82KGR32015
7358C. NegromonteC. NegromonteLChoke from backWorld Champ.82KGR12015
7463Michael LieraMichael LieraDN/ASub Series ProABSSPF2015
7567Francisco IturraldeFrancisco IturraldeLPointsNY Summer Open82KGSF2015
8022Alec BauldingAlec BauldingLChoke from backDallas Open88KGF2015
8038Lucas BarbosaLucas BarbosaLPts: 2x0Dallas NoGi Open88KGF2015
8347C. NegromonteC. NegromonteLArmbarNoGi Worlds85KG4F2015
8992Felipe CesarFelipe CesarLPts: 4x2UAEJJF NYC Pro77KGSF2016
9010Felipe CesarFelipe CesarLPts: 4x2UAEJJF NYC ProLWABSSF2016
9190JT TorresJT TorresLPts: 10x0Pan American82KG4F2016
9253Murilo SantanaMurilo SantanaLPointsPan AmericanABSR12016
9463Davi RamosDavi RamosLPts: 4x2World Pro77KGR12016
9897Gabriel ArgesGabriel ArgesLKneebarWorld Champ.82KGSF2016
10523Felipe CesarFelipe CesarLFootlockNoGi Pan Ams79KGSF2016
10778Marcelo MafraLPts: 0x0, AdvNoGi Worlds79KGSF2016
10993Otavio SouzaLPts: 12x0NY BJJ Pro82KGF2016
11979John CombsJohn CombsLGuillotinePan American82KGR12017
12920Gabriel ArgesGabriel ArgesLChoke from backWorld Champ.82KGF2017
13181Mahamed AlyMahamed AlyLChoke from mountNY Summer OpenABSF2017
14133Manuel RibamarManuel RibamarLPts: 2x2, AdvBJJ NY Pro82KGSF2017
15030Gabriel ArgesGabriel ArgesLPts: 0x0, AdvPan American82KGF2018
15334Thomas KeenanLPointsWashington SPO82KGSF2018
16071Tommy LangakerTommy LangakerLChoke from backWorld Champ.82KGSF2018
16797Tim SpriggsTim SpriggsLPts: 0x0, AdvWashington SU.O.ABSSF2018
6477A. VieiraWArmbarEuropean82KGR12015
6485E. DimitropoulosWArmbarEuropean82KGR22015
6726Sergio da SilvaWPts: 2x0Pan American82KGR12015
7566Youngam NohWPts: 2x0NY Summer Open82KG4F2015
7583Jordan LutskyWPts: 8x0NY No Gi Open88KGSF2015
7584Brian BeauryWPts: 7x4NY No Gi Open88KGF2015
8019Lucas BarbosaLucas BarbosaWPts: 6x2Dallas Open88KG4F2015
8021Manuel DiazWPointsDallas Open88KGSF2015
8037Philip MillerWPts: 6x0Dallas NoGi Open88KGSF2015
8088David RaabWPts: 2x0NoGi Pan Ams88KG4F2015
8090Thiago SaThiago SaWPts: 2x0NoGi Pan Ams88KGSF2015
8341Gabriel VieiraWKneebarNoGi Worlds85KG8F2015
8438Thiago SaThiago SaWPts: 2x2, AdvIBJJF NY Pro94KGSF2015
8439Rafael BarbosaRafael BarbosaWPts: 4x2IBJJF NY Pro94KGF2015
8990Sean FisherWPts: 2x0UAEJJF NYC Pro77KG4F2016
9174Victor SilverioVictor SilverioWReferee DecisionPan American82KGR12016
9186Magid HageWPts: 2x0Pan American82KG8F2016
9354Sean FisherWN/ANY Spring Open82KGSF2016
9870Victor EstimaVictor EstimaWPts: 6x4World Champ.82KGR22016
9895Lucas LeiteLucas LeiteWPts: 2x2, AdvWorld Champ.82KG4F2016
10148Aaron JohnsonAaron JohnsonWPointsNY Summer OpenABS4F2016
10150Paulo MiyaoPaulo MiyaoWPts: 0x0, AdvNY Summer OpenABSSF2016
10521Dustin AkbariWDQNoGi Pan Ams79KG4F2016
10771Dustin AkbariWStraight ankle lockNoGi Worlds79KGR12016
10776Brian MoriziWPts: 10x0NoGi Worlds79KG4F2016
10990Joao FerreiraWArmbarNY BJJ Pro82KG4F2016
10991Felipe CesarFelipe CesarWPts: 2x0NY BJJ Pro82KGSF2016
11401Thiago GoiabeiraWPts: 8x0European Open82KG8F2017
11407Oliver GeddesOliver GeddesWPts: 6x0European Open82KG4F2017
11410Jaime CanutoJaime CanutoWPts: 6x4European Open82KGSF2017
11411Alec BauldingAlec BauldingWPts: 4x2European Open82KGF2017
12897Oliver GeddesOliver GeddesWPts: 5x0World Champ.82KGR12017
12907Javier YamuniWArmbarWorld Champ.82KG8F2017
12915Matheus SpirandeliMatheus SpirandeliWPts: 4x2World Champ.82KG4F2017
12919Otavio SousaOtavio SousaWPts: 2x0, AdvWorld Champ.82KGSF2017
13175Thiago SousaWCross chokeNY Summer Open94KGSF2017
13176Todd MueckenheimWPointsNY Summer Open94KGF2017
13180DJ JacksonDJ JacksonWReferee DecisionNY Summer OpenABSSF2017
13914Thomas KeenanWReferee DecisionF2W Pro 5182KGSPF2017
14130Lucas ValleWNorth south chokeBJJ NY Pro82KG4F2017
14569Tommy LangakerTommy LangakerWNorth south chokeEuropean Open82KG4F2018
14571Nathan MendelsohnNathan MendelsohnWPts: 2x0European Open82KGSF2018
14680Joshua BacallaoWPts: 5x0Atlanta W. Open82KGSF2018
14681Vitor OliveiraVitor OliveiraWPts: 0x0, AdvAtlanta W. Open82KGF2018
14688Rennick KamaWNorth south chokeAtlanta W. OpenABS4F2018
14690Inacio NetoInacio NetoWAdvAtlanta W. OpenABS4F2018
15021Michael PerezMichael PerezWChoke from backPan American82KG8F2018
15029Otavio SousaOtavio SousaWPts: 2x0Pan American82KGSF2018
15138Jose LlanasWCross chokeF2W Pro 6682KGSPF2018
15177A. MustakovWChokeChicago Sp. Open82KGSF2018
15179Dante LeonDante LeonWAdvChicago Sp. Open82KGF2018
15509Manuel RibamarManuel RibamarWPts: 2x0NY Spring Open82KGSF2018
15513Nicolas PenzerWArmbarNY Spring OpenABS4F2018
15516Felipe CesarFelipe CesarWPts: 0x0, AdvNY Spring OpenABSSF2018
15518Murilo SantanaMurilo SantanaWPts: 2x0NY Spring OpenABSF2018
15767UnknownWArmbarBrasileiro82KGR12018
15774Andre Jose CostaWBotinhaBrasileiro82KG8F2018
15776Fabricio BarbarottiWNorth south chokeBrasileiro82KG4F2018
15780Romualdo AndradeWPointsBrasileiro82KGSF2018
15781Yago SouzaYago SouzaWPts: 0x0, AdvBrasileiro82KGF2018
16045Oliver GeddesOliver GeddesWPts: 2x0World Champ.82KGR22018
16059Thomas MietzWPts: 6x0World Champ.82KG8F2018
16068Yago SouzaYago SouzaWReferee DecisionWorld Champ.82KG4F2018
16791Gilvan CostaWArmbarWashington SU.O.88KGF2018
16851Piotr MarcinWEstima lockNo Gi Pan Am.85KG4F2018
16854Isaiah RightWArmlockNo Gi Pan Am.85KGSF2018
16855Nick CalvaneseNick CalvaneseWReferee DecisionNo Gi Pan Am.85KGF2018

Marcos Tinoco @ European Open

 

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