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Matheus Godoy Romero is a jiu-jitsu athlete from Brazil’s “swampland” of Pantanal and a black belt under Alan Régis (Tatuapú), also known as one of the top representatives of the Alliance Team. As a competitor, Godoy gained notoriety while competing with the gi, and winning important tournaments of the International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation (IBJJF), United Arab Emirates Jiu-Jitsu Federation (UAEJJF), Abu Dhabi Jiu-Jitsu Pro Tour (AJP) and Spyder Korea Invitational.

Matheus Godoy Jiu-Jitsu

Full Name: Matheus Godoy Romero

Nickname: Often referenced as “Pombo” – word for Pidgeon in Portuguese, a nickname that has been associated with Godoy since his white belt days, given by his coach Alan Régis. The reason behind the name, unfortunately, was lost with time.

Lineage: Carlos Gracie > Helio Gracie > Carlos Gracie Jr. > Francisco Fernandes > Alan Régis > Matheus Godoy

Main Achievements:

  • 1st Place SPYDER Invitational (2017)
  • 1st Place AJP World Pro BR Qualifiers (2019)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF South American Championship (2021)
  • 3rd Place AJP Grand Slam, AD (2018)
  • 3rd Place AJP Grand Slam, LDN (2018)

Main Achievements (Colored Belts):

  • 1st Place IBJJF South Brazilian Championship (2015 brown)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF World Championship (2016 brown)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF South American Championship (2013 purple)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF South American Championship (2015 brown)

** Absolute
** Weight and Absolute

Favorite Position/Technique: Kneebar

Weight Division: Meio Pesado (88,30 kg / 195.0 lbs)

Team/Association: Alliance

Matheus Godoy Biography

Matheus Godoy was born in May 23, 1993, in Aquidauana, a rural town in Mato Grosso do Sul, known as a southern gateway to the Pantanal tropical wetlands of Brazil.

Although he had brief contact with taekwondo during 4th grade, it was through jiu-jitsu that Godoy truly fell in love with martial arts and competition, a sport he initiated in 2005 at the age of 12 with coach Delson Bueno.

Living in a small town in a rural part of the country, there was not a lot of high-level training grounds nearby, and for that reason, Godoy spent much of his time hopping in between gyms, from his hometown to the state capital, Campo Grande, where he trained extensively with Alan Régis (also known as Tatuapú).

For most of Godoy’s career up to purple belt, he represented team Gracie Barra / Tatuapu JJ. 2011 was Matheus’ first contact with the Alliance group when he traveled to the United States to compete at the IBJJF World Jiu-Jitsu Championship in California. There Matheus befriended a few competitors, representatives of the Alliance headquarters from Sao Paulo, a bond that grew even stronger in the following years. So much so that in 2014, as a purple belt, the young Mato Grosso athlete moved to São Paulo to train with the team on a full-time schedule.

Unfortunately for Godoy, he had a serious injury while training in São Paulo and was forced to return to Campo Grande to recover, but his connection with the team remained strong and shortly after earning his brown belt, Matheus opened his own affiliate of the Alliance franchise.

In 2015, the young Mato Grosso native applied for the United Arab Emirates jiu-jitsu national program, a structure that brings top brown and black belts from across the world to coach in the country’s public school system. Matheus’ application was accepted and he started spending his time in between the UAE and Brazil from then on.

Although a gym owner and a representative of the Alliance Academy at the time, Matheus was promoted to black belt by Alan Tatuapú in late 2016.

Matheus Godoy Grappling Record

57 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    34 (60%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    4 (7%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    15 (26%)
  • BY DECISION
    3 (5%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

15 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Kneebar
40
6
#86e620
Guillotine
13
2
#5AD3D1
Choke from back
13
2
#d1212a
Loop choke
13
2
#fad11b
Triangle
7
1
#f58822
Cross choke
7
1
#224aba
Toe hold
7
1
15
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
28 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    11 (39%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    2 (7%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    9 (32%)
  • BY DECISION
    6 (21%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

9 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
Botinha
33
3
#86e620
Cross choke
22
2
#5AD3D1
Choke from back
22
2
#d1212a
Armbar
22
2
9
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Matheus Godoy Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
14114Rodrigo FajardoRodrigo FajardoLPointsFloripa Sp. Open88KGSF2017
14178Jamil Hill-TaylorJamil Hill-TaylorLPts: 4x4, AdvSpyder InvitationalABSSPF2017
14835Paulo PintoLPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam AD94KGR12018
15430Leandro LoLeandro LoLCross chokePan American94KG4F2018
16083Felipe PenaFelipe PenaLChoke from backWP Br Qualifier94KGSF2018
16917Kaynan DuarteKaynan DuarteLPts: 3x0Spider Inv. 4FO76KGSPF2018
17167Renato CardosoRenato CardosoLBotinhaFloripa W. Open94KGF2018
18004Mauricio LimaLPts: 2x0Al Ain Pro94KGF2018
18721Renato CardosoRenato CardosoLReferee DecisionDubai Pro94KGSF2018
18815Adam WardzinskiAdam WardzinskiLChoke from backGrand Slam AD94KG4F2019
19436Adam WardzinskiAdam WardzinskiLPts: 9x2Grand Slam LDN94KGSF2019
19618Ruan OliveiraRuan OliveiraLBotinhaPan American88KG8F2019
20098Philippe PomaskiPhilippe PomaskiLReferee DecisionWorld Pro85KGR12019
21982Matheus LunaMatheus LunaLCross chokeTel Aviv OpenABSF2019
22391Perttu TepponenPerttu TepponenLPointsAmsterdam Open100KGF2019
22885Renato CardosoRenato CardosoLReferee DecisionDubai Pro94KGSF2019
22969Helton JoseHelton JoseLReferee DecisionGrand Slam AD94KG4F2020
22977Renato CardosoRenato CardosoLBotinhaGrand Slam AD94KG3RD2020
23159Thiago SaThiago SaLReferee DecisionEmirates Pro94KG4F2020
25289Leon BritoLeon BritoLPointsRio Open94KGF2021
26386Alex MunisAlex MunisLN/ASA Cont. Pro85KGF2021
26467Yatan BuenoYatan BuenoLPts: 2x0SA Cont. ProHWA4F2021
27360Marcello LemelleLPts: 4x2Sul Americano88KGF2021
29496Gabriel HenriqueGabriel HenriqueLPts: 3x2World Champ.94KG4F2021
30376Andy MurasakiAndy MurasakiLArmbarAtlanta WOABS4F2022
30584Guilherme RochaGuilherme RochaLReferee DecisionMiami WOABS4F2022
31582Rider ZuchiRider ZuchiLArmbarPan American94KGR22022
32387Enderson DiasEnderson DiasLN/AAtlanta SPO94KGF2022
14112Henrique CardosoHenrique CardosoWPointsFloripa Sp. Open88KGR12017
14113Diego AlmeidaWPointsFloripa Sp. Open88KG4F2017
14176YeonJong YooWKneebarSpyder InvitationalO76KGSF2017
14177Keli ManglonaWCross chokeSpyder InvitationalO76KGF2017
14510N/AWPts: xyesBrasilia Open94KG4F2017
14511Felipe NiloWKneebarBrasilia Open94KGSF2017
14513Vinicius GarciaVinicius GarciaWKneebarBrasilia Open94KGF2017
14740Basel FanousWPts: 12x0Ajman Int. Pro94KGSF2017
14741Flavio ViannaFlavio ViannaWPts: 2x0Ajman Int. Pro94KGF2017
14850Eduardo MachadoWKneebarRAK Int. Pro94KGSF2018
15426Tyrone GonsalvesWPts: 4x0Pan American94KG8F2018
16082Daniel SilvaWPts: 4x0WP Br Qualifier94KG4F2018
16408Thiago PessoaWToe holdZayed Sports108KGR12018
16409Luiz FernandoWPts: 2x0Zayed Sports108KG4F2018
16412Hugo FernandesWPts: 2x0Zayed Sports108KGSF2018
16413Luiz HenriqueWPts: 2x0Zayed Sports108KGF2018
16418Jakson BernardoWKneebarNAS Sports94KGSF2018
16419Eduardo MachadoWPts: 0x0, AdvNAS Sports94KGF2018
17166Caue RodriguesWPointsFloripa W. Open94KGSF2018
17339Nicolas PenzerWChoke from backAmsterdam Open94KGF2018
17343Kenji SetteWN/AAmsterdam OpenABSSF2018
17345Philippe PomaskiPhilippe PomaskiWPts: 2x0Amsterdam OpenABSF2018
18812Basel FanousWPts: 6x4Grand Slam AD94KGR12019
18819Reriano CoutoWPts: 2x0Grand Slam AD94KGRPC2019
18820Helton JoseHelton JoseWReferee DecisionGrand Slam AD94KGRPC2019
18821Zaid SamiWPts: 2x0Grand Slam AD94KG3RD2019
19434Marcos JuniorWPts: 2x0Grand Slam LDN94KG4F2019
19437Marcos JuniorWPts: 2x0Grand Slam LDN94KG3RD2019
20028Melksedec FrancoWPts: 0x0, AdvWP BR Qualifier85KG4F2019
20030Thiago SaThiago SaWPts: 2x2, AdvWP BR Qualifier85KGF2019
20645Viking WongWPts: 2x0World Champ.88KGR12019
21979Almog BritschWPts: 16x0Tel Aviv Open100KGSF2019
21980Eldar RafigaevEldar RafigaevWPts: 2x0Tel Aviv Open100KGF2019
22395Sam McNallyWPts: 6x0Amsterdam OpenABS4F2019
22397Jakub ZajkowskiJakub ZajkowskiWPts: 2x0Amsterdam OpenABSSF2019
22399Henrique MoreiraWPts: 4x2Amsterdam OpenABSF2019
22477Matheus SantosWKneebarAl Ain Pro94KGSF2019
22479Renato CardosoRenato CardosoWReferee DecisionAl Ain Pro94KGF2019
22740Stan. VarshavskiyiWN/ABerlin Open100KGF2019
22966Philippe PomaskiPhilippe PomaskiWInjuryGrand Slam AD94KGR12020
22974Faisal AlKitbeFaisal AlKitbeWLoop chokeGrand Slam AD94KGRPC2020
22975Vandre BarbosaWPts: 1x0Grand Slam AD94KGRPC2020
25284Marcelo GomideMarcelo GomideWPts: 4x0Rio Open94KG4F2021
25288Jurandir ConceicaoJurandir ConceicaoWPts: 2x0Rio Open94KGSF2021
26372Johnny MarksWPts: 7x2SA Cont. Pro85KGR12021
26376Luiz NevesWGuillotineSA Cont. Pro85KGR22021
26380Gabriel CostaGabriel CostaWPts: 4x2SA Cont. Pro85KG4F2021
26384Reyson LimaWPts: 2x1SA Cont. Pro85KGSF2021
27353F. SilvaWPts: 2x2, AdvSul Americano88KG8F2021
27356Bruno TostoWPts: 2x0Sul Americano88KG4F2021
27358Alex MunisAlex MunisWPts: 2x0Sul Americano88KGSF2021
29494Patrick GaudioPatrick GaudioWTriangleWorld Champ.94KGR12021
30370Jae McIntoshWGuillotineAtlanta WO94KGSF2022
30371Kristof SzucsWReferee DecisionAtlanta WO94KGF2022
30581Steve JohnsonWLoop chokeMiami WO100KGF2022
31576Thiago AndradeWChoke from backPan American94KGR12022
32386Thiago SaldanhaWPts: 2x0Atlanta SPO94KGSF2022
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