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Mason Fowler is a professional grappler and a representative of the Caio Terra Association (CTA) in jiu-jitsu’s professional circuit, who holds the rank of black belt. A student of Caio Terra, who worked extensively with Gabriel Procópio, Fowler became a familiar face in the sport’s international circuit after his dominant performance at the ADCC West Coast Trials back in 2019, a good form he continued to display in the years that followed, which earned the California native several wins over some of jiu-jitsu’s most well-respected competitors.

Mason Fowler Jiu-Jitsu

Full Name: Mason Fowler

Nickname: N/A

Lineage: Carlos Gracie > Reylson Gracie > Paulo Maurício Strauch > Caio Terra > Mason Fowler

Main Achievements (Pro Circuit):

  • SUG Open Weight Champion (2020)
  • 1st Place SUG Tournament (2020)
  • 1st Place CBJJ Brazilian Nationals (2022)
  • 1st Place ADCC East Coast Trials (2021)
  • 1st Place ADCC West Coast Trials (2019)

Main Achievements (Colored Belts GI):

  • 1st Place IBJJF World Championship (2018 purple, 2021 brown)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Pan Championship (2020 brown)
  • 1st Place IBJJF European Open (2018 purple)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF World Championship (2018* purple)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF Pan Championship (2017 purple, 2020* brown)
  • 2nd Place UAEJJF Grand Slam, LA (2018 brown)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF European Open (2020 brown)

Main Achievements (Colored Belts NOGI):

  • 1st Place IBJJF World Championship NOGI (2017** purple)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF World Championship NOGI (2019 brown)

Favorite Position/Technique: Guard Passing

Weight Division: Super-Pesado (100,50 kg / 222.0 lbs)

Team/Association: CTA

Mason Fowler Biography

Mason Fowler was born on January 18, 1993, in Fresno, California, United States.

As explained by Fowler to BJJ Heroes in a March 2020 interview (click here for full interview), the American was a late bloomer with regards to his sporting lifestyle: “I actually was not an athlete in high school until my senior year. I was hanging out with a bad crowd and getting into trouble“, he said at the time.

Mason’s first extended sporting experience took place during his senior year of high school when he started playing rugby for Bullard High. This episode developed in Fowler a love for physical activities and sporting thrills. Seeking the biggest thrill of all, after he finished high school, Fowler decided to sign on to a mixed martial arts gym – Thrive MMA.

Starting in martial arts at the age of 18 at Thrive, Mason spread his training in between boxing, muay Thai, wrestling, and no-gi jiu-jitsu, with his submission grappling being learned under the supervision of Mike Moreno, a purple belt who was also a cage fighter. After 6 months with this training schedule, Fowler decided to add gi-jiu-jitsu to his martial ars education, training under brown belt Brian Gonzalez.

While developing his MMA skills, Mason Fowler discovered his love for grappling. A natural progression felt as he started attending more jiu-jitsu tournaments while in between cage fights. This growing interest in the sport came at a time when Fowler suffered a concussion while sparring MMA, the effects of which (migraines and lack of focus) lasted for over 4 months. These ailments exacerbated Fowler’s decision to quit MMA to pursue a career in jiu-jitsu. He left the cage-fighting world with an undefeated record of 6-0-0.

Training at the Dethrone Gym, Fowler’s jiu-jitsu progressed under the supervision of Gabriel Procópio, a coach who was a tremendous influence in Mason’s development. Gabriel was also behind Fowler’s purple and brown belt promotions.

Although successful while training under Procópio, Fowler sought a more challenging training room in 2019 to prepare for the ADCC West Coast Trials, finding what he looked for at Caio Terra‘s CTA gym. The experience with Terra proved to be a success as the young talent ended up conquering his division, this way booking his ticket to the main event.

His experience at CTA led the team’s leaders to invite Mason Fowler to become part of their training program, an offer accepted by Mason, who then became a direct student of Terra. He would be promoted to black belt by Caio Terra on December 2021.

NOTE REGARDING MASON FOWLER’S RECORD

Traditionally BJJ Heroes has only accounted for black belt records as they signify an athlete’s entry into our sport’s elite ranks. Mason, however, is a special case as he’s been competing in the pro-grappling circuit since his brown belt rank when he defeated several of jiu-jitsu’s elite black belt competitors. This has left BJJ Heroes with a delicate predicament of defining when to start accounting for Fowler’s match records.

Considering the real potential Fowler has of one day conquering the ADCC World Championship, we have decided to include Mason’s 2019 matches, in this event, prior to him being ranked as a black belt, for historic purposes. We have also added his matches in the professional circuit (mixed divisions) from then onwards as this period marked a transition in Mason’s career. A time when he was given the opportunity to compete in professional shows against big-name competitors.

Mason Fowler Grappling Record

31 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    3 (10%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    0 (0%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    15 (48%)
  • BY DECISION
    4 (13%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY EBI/OT
    9 (29%)

15 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
RNC
27
4
#86e620
Choke from back
20
3
#5AD3D1
Armbar
13
2
#d1212a
Choke
7
1
#fad11b
Violin armlock
7
1
#f58822
Short choke
7
1
#224aba
Triangle armbar
7
1
#ff9124
Triangle
7
1
#bf1f6c
Guillotine
7
1
15
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
3 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    1 (33%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    0 (0%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    2 (67%)
  • BY DECISION
    0 (0%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

2 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
Outside heel hook
50
1
#86e620
Arm in guillotine
50
1
2
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Mason Fowler Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
21834Craig JonesCraig JonesLArm in guillotineADCC88KG4F2019
25550Kaynan DuarteKaynan DuarteLPoints3CG 6 AbsoluteABSSF2021
33176Mica GalvaoMica GalvaoD---Polaris 20ABSRR2022
34898Eoghan OflanaganLOutside heel hookADCC88KG4F2022
19106D. LeeWRNCADCC WC Trials99KGR12019
19109Collin HartWPts: 2x0ADCC WC Trials99KGR22019
19112Stephen MartinezWPts: 4x0ADCC WC Trials99KG4F2019
19114Paul ArdilaPaul ArdilaWReferee DecisionADCC WC Trials99KGSF2019
19117Diego VazquezWChokeADCC WC Trials99KGF2019
21830Valdir AraujoValdir AraujoWReferee DecisionADCC88KGR12019
23762Warren BrooksWEBI/OTSUG 15ABS4F2020
23764Kody SteeleKody SteeleWEBI/OTSUG 15ABSSF2020
23766Roberto JimenezRoberto JimenezWEBI/OTSUG 15ABSF2020
23804Craig JonesCraig JonesWEBI/OTSUG 16ABSSPF2020
23884Craig JonesCraig JonesWEBI/OTSUG 17ABSSPF2020
24060Vinny MagalhaesVinny MagalhaesWEBI/OTSUG 18N/ASPF2020
24966Satoshi IshiiWEBI/OTSUG 19ABSSPF2020
24971Ryan BaderWViolin armlockSUG 20ABSSPF2020
25459Richie MartinezRichie MartinezWArmbarSUG 21ABSSPF2021
25545Manuel RibamarManuel RibamarWShort choke3CG 6 AbsoluteABS4F2021
25915Andy VarelaAndy VarelaWEBI/OTSUG 22ABSSPF2021
26255Kyle ChambersWRNCSUG 23ABSSPF2021
27852Giancarlo BodoniGiancarlo BodoniWReferee DecisionWNO Champ.ABS4F2021
28341Gabriel CheccoWEBI/OTSUG 27ABSSPF2021
28876Frisco DeLeonWTriangle armbarADCC EC Trials99KGR22021
28882Eric KovacWRNCADCC EC Trials99KGR32021
28888Brian GiorgioBrian GiorgioWRNCADCC EC Trials99KG4F2021
28893Mario GonzalezWPts: 2x0ADCC EC Trials99KGSF2021
28894Devhonte JohnsonDevhonte JohnsonWReferee DecisionADCC EC Trials99KGF2021
29776Chris ShahgholiWTriangleRSC Promo.N/ASPF2022
32113Gutemberg PereiraGutemberg PereiraWChoke from backBrasileiroO100KG4F2022
32117Herico HesleyWChoke from backBrasileiroO100KGSF2022
32119Pedro AlexPedro AlexWChoke from backBrasileiroO100KGF2022
33155Kywan GracieWArmbarPolaris 20ABSRR2022
33158Fabricio AndreyFabricio AndreyD---Polaris 20ABSRR2022
33169Igor TanabeIgor TanabeD---Polaris 20ABSRR2022
34893Alexandre JesusAlexandre JesusWGuillotineADCC88KGR12022
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