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Matheus Godoy

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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 IBJJF Tel Aviv Open (2019)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Amsterdam Open (2018**)
  • 1st Place UAEJJF World Pro BR Qualifiers (2019)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF Floripa Winter Open (2018)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF Floripa Spring Open (2017)
  • 3rd Place UAEJJF Grand Slam, Abu Dhabi (2018)
  • 3rd Place UAEJJF Grand Slam, London (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

39 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    25 (64%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    3 (8%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    9 (23%)
  • BY DECISION
    2 (5%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

9 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Kneebar
67
6
#86e620
Cross choke
11
1
#5AD3D1
Toe hold
11
1
#d1212a
Choke from back
11
1
9
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
15 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    5 (33%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    2 (13%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    6 (40%)
  • BY DECISION
    2 (13%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

6 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
Cross choke
33
2
#86e620
Choke from back
33
2
#5AD3D1
Botinha
33
2
6
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Matheus Godoy Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
14005Rodrigo FajardoRodrigo FajardoLPointsFloripa Sp. Open88KGSF2017
14066Jamil Hill-TaylorJamil Hill-TaylorLPts: 4x4, AdvSpyder InvitationalABSSPF2017
14704Paulo PintoLPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam AD94KGR12018
15282Leandro LoLeandro LoLCross chokePan American94KG4F2018
15921Felipe PenaFelipe PenaLChoke from backWP Br Qualifier94KGSF2018
16729Kaynan DuarteKaynan DuarteLPts: 3x0Spider Inv. 4FO76KGSPF2018
16967Renato CardosoRenato CardosoLBotinhaFloripa W. Open94KGF2018
17767Mauricio LimaLPts: 2x0Al Ain Pro94KGF2018
18441Renato CardosoRenato CardosoLReferee DecisionDubai Pro94KGSF2018
18524Adam WardzinskiAdam WardzinskiLChoke from backGrand Slam AD94KG4F2019
19098Adam WardzinskiAdam WardzinskiLPts: 9x2Grand Slam LDN94KGSF2019
19264Ruan OliveiraRuan OliveiraLBotinhaPan American88KG8F2019
19730Philippe PomaskiPhilippe PomaskiLReferee DecisionWorld Pro85KGR12019
21475Matheus LunaMatheus LunaLCross chokeTel Aviv OpenABSF2019
21798Perttu TepponenPerttu TepponenLPointsAmsterdam Open100KGF2019
14003Henrique CardosoHenrique CardosoWPointsFloripa Sp. Open88KGR12017
14004Diego AlmeidaWPointsFloripa Sp. Open88KG4F2017
14064YeonJong YooWKneebarSpyder InvitationalO76KGSF2017
14065Keli ManglonaWCross chokeSpyder InvitationalO76KGF2017
14389N/AWPts: xyesBrasilia Open94KG4F2017
14390Felipe NiloWKneebarBrasilia Open94KGSF2017
14392Vinicius GarciaVinicius GarciaWKneebarBrasilia Open94KGF2017
14617Basel FanousWPts: 12x0Ajman Int. Pro94KGSF2017
14618Flavio VianaWPts: 2x0Ajman Int. Pro94KGF2017
14713Eduardo MachadoWKneebarRAK Int. Pro94KGSF2018
15278Tyrone GonsalvesWPts: 4x0Pan American94KG8F2018
15920Daniel SilvaWPts: 4x0WP Br Qualifier94KG4F2018
16233Thiago PessoaWToe holdZayed Sports108KGR12018
16234Luiz FernandoWPts: 2x0Zayed Sports108KG4F2018
16237Hugo FernandesWPts: 2x0Zayed Sports108KGSF2018
16238Luiz HenriqueWPts: 2x0Zayed Sports108KGF2018
16243Jakson BernardoWKneebarNAS Sports94KGSF2018
16244Eduardo MachadoWPts: 0x0, AdvNAS Sports94KGF2018
16966Caue RodriguesWPointsFloripa W. Open94KGSF2018
17127Nicolas PenzerWChoke from backAmsterdam Open94KGF2018
17131Kenji SetteWN/AAmsterdam OpenABSSF2018
17133Philippe PomaskiPhilippe PomaskiWPts: 2x0Amsterdam OpenABSF2018
18521Basel FanousWPts: 6x4Grand Slam AD94KGR12019
18528Reriano CoutoWPts: 2x0Grand Slam AD94KGRPC2019
18529Helton JoseHelton JoseWReferee DecisionGrand Slam AD94KGRPC2019
18530Zaid SamiWPts: 2x0Grand Slam AD94KG3RD2019
19096Marcos JuniorWPts: 2x0Grand Slam LDN94KG4F2019
19099Marcos JuniorWPts: 2x0Grand Slam LDN94KG3RD2019
19664Melksedec FrancoWPts: 0x0, AdvWP BR Qualifier85KG4F2019
19666Thiago SaThiago SaWPts: 2x2, AdvWP BR Qualifier85KGF2019
20251Viking WongWPts: 2x0World Champ.88KGR12019
21472Almog BritschWPts: 16x0Tel Aviv Open100KGSF2019
21473Eldar RafigaevEldar RafigaevWPts: 2x0Tel Aviv Open100KGF2019
21801Sam McNallyWPts: 6x0Amsterdam OpenABS4F2019
21803jakub ZajkowskiWPointsAmsterdam OpenABSSF2019
21805Henrique MoreiraWPts: 4x2Amsterdam OpenABSF2019
21878Matheus SantosWKneebarAl Ain Pro94KGSF2019
21880Renato CardosoRenato CardosoWReferee DecisionAl Ain Pro94KGF2019
22095Stan. VarshavskiyiWN/ABerlin Open100KGF2019

 

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