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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 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.

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

29 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    3 (10%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    0 (0%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    13 (45%)
  • BY DECISION
    4 (14%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY EBI/OT
    9 (31%)

13 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
RNC
31
4
#86e620
Choke from back
23
3
#5AD3D1
Choke
8
1
#d1212a
Violin armlock
8
1
#fad11b
Armbar
8
1
#f58822
Short choke
8
1
#224aba
Triangle armbar
8
1
#ff9124
Triangle
8
1
13
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
2 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    1 (50%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    0 (0%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    1 (50%)
  • BY DECISION
    0 (0%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

1 SUBMISSION LOSSES

#214eb8
Arm in guillotine
100
1
1
(100%) SUBMISSION

Mason Fowler Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
21828Craig JonesCraig JonesLArm in guillotineADCC88KG4F2019
25539Kaynan DuarteKaynan DuarteLPoints3CG 6 AbsoluteABSSF2021
19100D. LeeWRNCADCC WC Trials99KGR12019
19103Collin HartWPts: 2x0ADCC WC Trials99KGR22019
19106Stephen MartinezWPts: 4x0ADCC WC Trials99KG4F2019
19108Paul ArdilaPaul ArdilaWReferee DecisionADCC WC Trials99KGSF2019
19111Diego VazquezWChokeADCC WC Trials99KGF2019
21824Valdir AraujoValdir AraujoWReferee DecisionADCC88KGR12019
23753Warren BrooksWEBI/OTSUG 15ABS4F2020
23755Kody SteeleKody SteeleWEBI/OTSUG 15ABSSF2020
23757Roberto JimenezRoberto JimenezWEBI/OTSUG 15ABSF2020
23795Craig JonesCraig JonesWEBI/OTSUG 16ABSSPF2020
23875Craig JonesCraig JonesWEBI/OTSUG 17ABSSPF2020
24051Vinny MagalhaesVinny MagalhaesWEBI/OTSUG 18N/ASPF2020
24957Satoshi IshiiWEBI/OTSUG 19ABSSPF2020
24962Ryan BaderWViolin armlockSUG 20ABSSPF2020
25448Richie MartinezRichie MartinezWArmbarSUG 21ABSSPF2021
25534Manuel RibamarManuel RibamarWShort choke3CG 6 AbsoluteABS4F2021
25904Andy VarelaAndy VarelaWEBI/OTSUG 22ABSSPF2021
26244Kyle ChambersWRNCSUG 23ABSSPF2021
27833Giancarlo BodoniGiancarlo BodoniWReferee DecisionWNO Champ.ABS4F2021
28322Gabriel CheccoWEBI/OTSUG 27ABSSPF2021
28857Frisco DeLeonWTriangle armbarADCC EC Trials99KGR22021
28863Eric KovacWRNCADCC EC Trials99KGR32021
28869Brian GiorgioBrian GiorgioWRNCADCC EC Trials99KG4F2021
28874Mario GonzalezWPts: 2x0ADCC EC Trials99KGSF2021
28875Devhonte JohnsonDevhonte JohnsonWReferee DecisionADCC EC Trials99KGF2021
29752Chris ShahgholiWTriangleRSC Promo.N/ASPF2022
32083Gutemberg PereiraGutemberg PereiraWChoke from backBrasileiroO100KG4F2022
32087Herico HesleyWChoke from backBrasileiroO100KGSF2022
32089Pedro AlexPedro AlexWChoke from backBrasileiroO100KGF2022
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