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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

51 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    33 (65%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    4 (8%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    11 (22%)
  • BY DECISION
    2 (4%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

11 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Kneebar
55
6
#86e620
Cross choke
9
1
#5AD3D1
Toe hold
9
1
#d1212a
Choke from back
9
1
#fad11b
Loop choke
9
1
#f58822
Guillotine
9
1
11
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
23 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    9 (39%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    2 (9%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    7 (30%)
  • BY DECISION
    5 (22%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

7 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
Botinha
43
3
#86e620
Cross choke
29
2
#5AD3D1
Choke from back
29
2
7
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Matheus Godoy Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
14093Rodrigo FajardoRodrigo FajardoLPointsFloripa Sp. Open88KGSF2017
14154Jamil Hill-TaylorJamil Hill-TaylorLPts: 4x4, AdvSpyder InvitationalABSSPF2017
14804Paulo PintoLPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam AD94KGR12018
15395Leandro LoLeandro LoLCross chokePan American94KG4F2018
16048Felipe PenaFelipe PenaLChoke from backWP Br Qualifier94KGSF2018
16880Kaynan DuarteKaynan DuarteLPts: 3x0Spider Inv. 4FO76KGSPF2018
17124Renato CardosoRenato CardosoLBotinhaFloripa W. Open94KGF2018
17956Mauricio LimaLPts: 2x0Al Ain Pro94KGF2018
18661Renato CardosoRenato CardosoLReferee DecisionDubai Pro94KGSF2018
18755Adam WardzinskiAdam WardzinskiLChoke from backGrand Slam AD94KG4F2019
19364Adam WardzinskiAdam WardzinskiLPts: 9x2Grand Slam LDN94KGSF2019
19545Ruan OliveiraRuan OliveiraLBotinhaPan American88KG8F2019
20020Philippe PomaskiPhilippe PomaskiLReferee DecisionWorld Pro85KGR12019
21892Matheus LunaMatheus LunaLCross chokeTel Aviv OpenABSF2019
22299Perttu TepponenPerttu TepponenLPointsAmsterdam Open100KGF2019
22779Renato CardosoRenato CardosoLReferee DecisionDubai Pro94KGSF2019
22862Helton JoseHelton JoseLReferee DecisionGrand Slam AD94KG4F2020
22870Renato CardosoRenato CardosoLBotinhaGrand Slam AD94KG3RD2020
23044Thiago SaThiago SaLReferee DecisionEmirates Pro94KG4F2020
25140Leon BritoLeon BritoLPointsRio Open94KGF2021
26230Alex MunisAlex MunisLN/ASA Cont. Pro85KGF2021
26308Yatan BuenoYatan BuenoLPts: 2x0SA Cont. ProHWA4F2021
27195Marcello LemelleLPts: 4x2Sul Americano88KGF2021
14091Henrique CardosoHenrique CardosoWPointsFloripa Sp. Open88KGR12017
14092Diego AlmeidaWPointsFloripa Sp. Open88KG4F2017
14152YeonJong YooWKneebarSpyder InvitationalO76KGSF2017
14153Keli ManglonaWCross chokeSpyder InvitationalO76KGF2017
14486N/AWPts: xyesBrasilia Open94KG4F2017
14487Felipe NiloWKneebarBrasilia Open94KGSF2017
14489Vinicius GarciaVinicius GarciaWKneebarBrasilia Open94KGF2017
14715Basel FanousWPts: 12x0Ajman Int. Pro94KGSF2017
14716Flavio ViannaFlavio ViannaWPts: 2x0Ajman Int. Pro94KGF2017
14819Eduardo MachadoWKneebarRAK Int. Pro94KGSF2018
15391Tyrone GonsalvesWPts: 4x0Pan American94KG8F2018
16047Daniel SilvaWPts: 4x0WP Br Qualifier94KG4F2018
16371Thiago PessoaWToe holdZayed Sports108KGR12018
16372Luiz FernandoWPts: 2x0Zayed Sports108KG4F2018
16375Hugo FernandesWPts: 2x0Zayed Sports108KGSF2018
16376Luiz HenriqueWPts: 2x0Zayed Sports108KGF2018
16381Jakson BernardoWKneebarNAS Sports94KGSF2018
16382Eduardo MachadoWPts: 0x0, AdvNAS Sports94KGF2018
17123Caue RodriguesWPointsFloripa W. Open94KGSF2018
17294Nicolas PenzerWChoke from backAmsterdam Open94KGF2018
17298Kenji SetteWN/AAmsterdam OpenABSSF2018
17300Philippe PomaskiPhilippe PomaskiWPts: 2x0Amsterdam OpenABSF2018
18752Basel FanousWPts: 6x4Grand Slam AD94KGR12019
18759Reriano CoutoWPts: 2x0Grand Slam AD94KGRPC2019
18760Helton JoseHelton JoseWReferee DecisionGrand Slam AD94KGRPC2019
18761Zaid SamiWPts: 2x0Grand Slam AD94KG3RD2019
19362Marcos JuniorWPts: 2x0Grand Slam LDN94KG4F2019
19365Marcos JuniorWPts: 2x0Grand Slam LDN94KG3RD2019
19950Melksedec FrancoWPts: 0x0, AdvWP BR Qualifier85KG4F2019
19952Thiago SaThiago SaWPts: 2x2, AdvWP BR Qualifier85KGF2019
20563Viking WongWPts: 2x0World Champ.88KGR12019
21889Almog BritschWPts: 16x0Tel Aviv Open100KGSF2019
21890Eldar RafigaevEldar RafigaevWPts: 2x0Tel Aviv Open100KGF2019
22303Sam McNallyWPts: 6x0Amsterdam OpenABS4F2019
22305Jakub ZajkowskiJakub ZajkowskiWPts: 2x0Amsterdam OpenABSSF2019
22307Henrique MoreiraWPts: 4x2Amsterdam OpenABSF2019
22381Matheus SantosWKneebarAl Ain Pro94KGSF2019
22383Renato CardosoRenato CardosoWReferee DecisionAl Ain Pro94KGF2019
22640Stan. VarshavskiyiWN/ABerlin Open100KGF2019
22859Philippe PomaskiPhilippe PomaskiWInjuryGrand Slam AD94KGR12020
22867Faisal AlKitbeFaisal AlKitbeWLoop chokeGrand Slam AD94KGRPC2020
22868Vandre BarbosaWPts: 1x0Grand Slam AD94KGRPC2020
25135Marcelo GomideMarcelo GomideWPts: 4x0Rio Open94KG4F2021
25139Jurandir ConceicaoJurandir ConceicaoWPts: 2x0Rio Open94KGSF2021
26216Johnny MarksWPts: 7x2SA Cont. Pro85KGR12021
26220Luiz NevesWGuillotineSA Cont. Pro85KGR22021
26224Gabriel CostaGabriel CostaWPts: 4x2SA Cont. Pro85KG4F2021
26228Reyson LimaWPts: 2x1SA Cont. Pro85KGSF2021
27188F. SilvaWPts: 2x2, AdvSul Americano88KG8F2021
27191Bruno TostoWPts: 2x0Sul Americano88KG4F2021
27193Alex MunizWPts: 2x0Sul Americano88KGSF2021
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