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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 (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

60 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    30 (50%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    9 (15%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    17 (28%)
  • BY DECISION
    3 (5%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    1 (2%)

17 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Armbar
35
6
#86e620
North south choke
24
4
#5AD3D1
Cross choke
12
2
#d1212a
Kneebar
6
1
#fad11b
Straight ankle lock
6
1
#f58822
Choke from back
6
1
#224aba
Choke
6
1
#ff9124
Botinha
6
1
17
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
22 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    9 (41%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    4 (18%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    8 (36%)
  • BY DECISION
    1 (5%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

8 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

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

Marcos Tinoco Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
6472Jaime CanutoJaime CanutoLReferee DecisionEuropean82KG4F2015
6720Otavio SousaOtavio SousaLPts: 4x4, AdvPan American82KGR32015
7336C. NegromonteC. NegromonteLChoke from backWorld Champ.82KGR12015
7439Michael LieraMichael LieraDN/ASub Series ProABSSPF2015
7542Francisco IturraldeFrancisco IturraldeLPointsNY Summer Open82KGSF2015
7994Alec BauldingAlec BauldingLChoke from backDallas Open88KGF2015
8010Lucas BarbosaLucas BarbosaLPts: 2x0Dallas NoGi Open88KGF2015
8315C. NegromonteC. NegromonteLArmbarNoGi Worlds85KG4F2015
8955Felipe CesarFelipe CesarLPts: 4x2UAEJJF NYC Pro77KGSF2016
8972Felipe CesarFelipe CesarLPts: 4x2UAEJJF NYC ProLWABSSF2016
9146JT TorresJT TorresLPts: 10x0Pan American82KG4F2016
9209Murilo SantanaMurilo SantanaLPointsPan AmericanABSR12016
9414Davi RamosDavi RamosLPts: 4x2World Pro77KGR12016
9849Gabriel ArgesGabriel ArgesLKneebarWorld Champ.82KGSF2016
10461Felipe CesarFelipe CesarLFootlockNoGi Pan Ams79KGSF2016
10716Marcelo MafraLPts: 0x0, AdvNoGi Worlds79KGSF2016
10932Otavio SouzaLPts: 12x0NY BJJ Pro82KGF2016
11876John CombsJohn CombsLGuillotinePan American82KGR12017
12806Gabriel ArgesGabriel ArgesLChoke from backWorld Champ.82KGF2017
13062Mahamed AlyMahamed AlyLChoke from mountNY Summer OpenABSF2017
13958Manuel RibamarManuel RibamarLPts: 2x2, AdvBJJ NY Pro82KGSF2017
14825Gabriel ArgesGabriel ArgesLPts: 0x0, AdvPan American82KGF2018
15122Thomas KeenanLPointsWashington Open82KGSF2018
6458A. VieiraWArmbarEuropean82KGR12015
6466E. DimitropoulosWArmbarEuropean82KGR22015
6707Sergio da SilvaWPts: 2x0Pan American82KGR12015
7541Youngam NohWPts: 2x0NY Summer Open82KG4F2015
7555Jordan LutskyWPts: 8x0NY No Gi Open88KGSF2015
7556Brian BeauryWPts: 7x4NY No Gi Open88KGF2015
7991Lucas BarbosaLucas BarbosaWPts: 6x2Dallas Open88KG4F2015
7993Manuel DiazWPointsDallas Open88KGSF2015
8009Philip MillerWPts: 6x0Dallas NoGi Open88KGSF2015
8060David RaabWPts: 2x0NoGi Pan Ams88KG4F2015
8062Thiago SaThiago SaWPts: 2x0NoGi Pan Ams88KGSF2015
8309Gabriel VieiraWKneebarNoGi Worlds85KG8F2015
8406Thiago SaThiago SaWPts: 2x2, AdvIBJJF NY Pro94KGSF2015
8407Rafael BarbosaRafael BarbosaWPts: 4x2IBJJF NY Pro94KGF2015
8953Sean FisherWPts: 2x0UAEJJF NYC Pro77KG4F2016
9130Victor SilverioVictor SilverioWReferee DecisionPan American82KGR12016
9142Magid HageWPts: 2x0Pan American82KG8F2016
9307Sean FisherWN/ANY Spring Open82KGSF2016
9822Victor EstimaVictor EstimaWPts: 6x4World Champ.82KGR22016
9847Lucas LeiteLucas LeiteWPts: 2x2, AdvWorld Champ.82KG4F2016
10099Aaron JohnsonWN/ANY Summer OpenABS4F2016
10101Paulo MiyaoPaulo MiyaoWPts: 0x0, AdvNY Summer OpenABSSF2016
10459Dustin AkbariWDQNoGi Pan Ams79KG4F2016
10709Dustin AkbariWStraight ankle lockNoGi Worlds79KGR12016
10714Brian MoriziWPts: 10x0NoGi Worlds79KG4F2016
10929Joao FerreiraWArmbarNY BJJ Pro82KG4F2016
10930Felipe CesarFelipe CesarWPts: 2x0NY BJJ Pro82KGSF2016
11317Thiago GoiabeiraWPts: 8x0European Open82KG8F2017
11323Oliver GeddesOliver GeddesWPts: 6x0European Open82KG4F2017
11326Jaime CanutoJaime CanutoWPts: 6x4European Open82KGSF2017
11327Alec BauldingAlec BauldingWPts: 4x2European Open82KGF2017
12783Oliver GeddesOliver GeddesWPts: 5x0World Champ.82KGR12017
12793Javier YamuniWArmbarWorld Champ.82KG8F2017
12801Matheus SpirandeliMatheus SpirandeliWPts: 4x2World Champ.82KG4F2017
12805Otavio SousaOtavio SousaWPts: 2x0, AdvWorld Champ.82KGSF2017
13056Thiago SousaWCross chokeNY Summer Open94KGSF2017
13057Todd MueckenheimWPointsNY Summer Open94KGF2017
13061DJ JacksonDJ JacksonWReferee DecisionNY Summer OpenABSSF2017
13744Thomas KeenanWReferee DecisionF2W Pro 5182KGSPF2017
13955Lucas ValleWNorth south chokeBJJ NY Pro82KG4F2017
14371Tommy LangakerTommy LangakerWNorth south chokeEuropean Open82KG4F2018
14373Nathan MendelsohnNathan MendelsohnWPts: 2x0European Open82KGSF2018
14480Joshua BacallaoWPts: 5x0Atlanta W. Open82KGSF2018
14481Vitor OliveiraVitor OliveiraWPts: 0x0, AdvAtlanta W. Open82KGF2018
14487Rennick KamaWNorth south chokeAtlanta W. OpenABS4F2018
14489Inacio NetoInacio NetoWAdvAtlanta W. OpenABS4F2018
14816Michael PerezMichael PerezWChoke from backPan American82KG8F2018
14824Otavio SousaOtavio SousaWPts: 2x0Pan American82KGSF2018
14933Jose LlanasWCross chokeF2W Pro 6682KGSPF2018
14972A. MustakovWChokeChicago Sp. Open82KGSF2018
14974Dante LeonDante LeonWAdvChicago Sp. Open82KGF2018
15287Manuel RibamarManuel RibamarWPts: 2x0NY Spring Open82KGSF2018
15289Nicolas PenzerWArmbarNY Spring OpenABS4F2018
15292Felipe CesarFelipe CesarWPts: 0x0, AdvNY Spring OpenABSSF2018
15294Murilo SantanaMurilo SantanaWPts: 2x0NY Spring OpenABSF2018
15533UnknownWArmbarBrasileiro82KGR12018
15540Andre Jose CostaWBotinhaBrasileiro82KG8F2018
15542Fabricio BarbarottiWNorth south chokeBrasileiro82KG4F2018
15546Romualdo AndradeWPointsBrasileiro82KGSF2018
15547Yago SouzaYago SouzaWPts: 0x0, AdvBrasileiro82KGF2018

Marcos Tinoco @ European Open

 

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