Matheus Spirandeli is a Brazilian jiu jitsu black belt under Leandro Lo, being also one of the top heavyweights of his generation. A member of New School Brotherhood since 2016, Spirandeli spent most of his formative years competing for Lótus Clube, under Fábio Negão.
Matheus Spirandeli Jiu Jitsu
Full Name: Matheus Spirandeli Souza
- IBJJF South American Champion (2017)
- IBJJF Rio Fall International Open Champion (2017)
- UAEJJF Grand Slam – Rio de Janeiro Champion (2016)
- IBJJF Sao Paulo International Open Runner-up (2016)
- IBJJF Curitiba Open Runner-up (2016**)
- UAEJJF Grand Slam – Abu Dhabi Runner-up (2017)
- IBJJF European International Open 3rd Place (2016 2017)
- CBJJ Brazilian National 3rd Place (2018)
Main Achievements (Coloured Belts):
- UAEJJF Brazil National Pro Champion (2015 brown)
- IBJJF Curitiba International Open Champion (2015* brown)
- IBJJF Floripa Open Champion (2015 brown)
- UAEJJF World Pro Runner-up (2016 brown)
- IBJJF South American Runner-up (2015 brown)
- IBJJF European International Open 3rd Place (2016 brown)
** Weight and absolute
Favorite Position/Technique: Open-Guard
Weight Division: Meio Pesado (88kg/194lbs)
Team/Association: Ns Brotherhood
Matheus Spirandeli Biography
Matheus Spirandeli was born on September 28, 1993 in São Paulo – Brazil, where he lived until his 13th birthday, a time when he moved to the neighbouring state of Minas Gerais.
Growing up Matheus was curious of martial arts, starting judo at the age of 6, a sport he practised for 2 years. Like most children Spirandeli hopped sports for a while, taking karate classes for a year by the time he was 10.
As a 13 year old Matheus started lifting weights at a gym in Minas Gerais. The gym’s jiu jitsu coach (Wesley) became friends with Spirandeli, and found of his interest for martial arts, shortly after Wesley opened the doors of his mat to Matheus, who immediately took a shine to grappling again.
Coach Wesley was a full-time police officer, who (6 months into Matheus’ training) was transferred to an out of state precinct. Spirandelli was left without a coach for a few months, later finding Andrews Cleto, also known as “Nino”. Cleto was the first instructor to spot the potential of Matheus, pushing him to compete, though after 1 year of coaching, struggling to monetize the gym, Nino closed down the academy.
Already hooked on jiu jitsu, and seeing the limited resources available nearby, Matheus decided to return to his home state and try his luck in a bigger jiu jitsu academy. Back in São Paulo Matheus signed on to Lótus Club, one of the historic teams in the region, where he met instructor Fernando Camocardi, also known as “Dove”. Fernando was an extremely competent coach, who awarded Spirandeli his blue and purple belts.
Seeing the talent Matheus had, coach Camocardi recommended Spirandeli to start training at the team’s headquarters, where the level of training partners was higher. At Lótus’ HQ Spirandeli met the illustrious Fábio Negão who took charge of Matheus’ training. One of the most talented competitors ever produced by Lótus, Fábio helped grow his brand new student’s game heaps and bounds, grading him with his brown belt in less than one year.
During his many travels competing across the country, and also abroad, Matheus made friends with Yago de Souza and Wellington Alemão, two of New School Brotherhood’s (NSB) biggest names – NSB being one of the most important teams in the world. Having a successful international career on his sights, Spirandeli saw NSB as the best way to progress, given that they had a more competitive team, and so, with the consent of coach Fabio Negão, Matheus switched to Yago and Wellington’s camp on February 2016.
Within 6 months of training with Ns Brotherhood Matheus Spirandeli convinced head coach Leandro Lo he was ready for the next step – the black belt, being promoted on July 1, 2016.
Matheus Spirandeli Grappling Record
11 SUBMISSIONS WINS
3 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES
Matheus Spirandeli Fight History
|10238||Patrick GaudioPatrick Gaudio||L||Referee Decision||Curitiba W. Open||88KG||F||2016|
|10249||Dimitrius SouzaDimitrius Souza||L||Pts: 2x0||Curitiba W. Open||ABS||F||2016|
|10399||Patrick GaudioPatrick Gaudio||L||Adv||Sao Paulo Open||88KG||F||2016|
|10795||Guilherme AugustoGuilherme Augusto||L||Points||BJJ Rio Pro||94KG||4F||2016|
|11207||Gabriel ArgesGabriel Arges||L||RNC||Grand Slam AD||85KG||F||2017|
|11345||Horlando MonteiroHorlando Monteiro||L||Pts: 2x2, Adv||European Open||88KG||SF||2017|
|12470||Patrick GaudioPatrick Gaudio||L||Points||Brasileiro||88KG||4F||2017|
|12804||Marcos TinocoMarcos Tinoco||L||Pts: 4x2||World Champ.||82KG||4F||2017|
|13346||Victor Bomfim||L||Points||Sao Paulo Open||88KG||SF||2017|
|13910||Isaque BahienseIsaque Bahiense||L||Pts: 2x0||Grand Slam RJ||85KG||R2||2017|
|14396||Patrick GaudioPatrick Gaudio||L||Pts: 0x0, Adv||European Open||88KG||4F||2018|
|15576||Horlando MonteiroHorlando Monteiro||L||Triangle||Brasileiro||88KG||SF||2018|
|15851||Rudson MateusRudson Mateus||L||50/50 armbar||World Champ.||88KG||4F||2018|
|10244||Romes Ramos||W||Pts: 4x0||Curitiba W. Open||ABS||R1||2016|
|10246||Caio AlmeidaCaio Almeida||W||Choke from back||Curitiba W. Open||ABS||4F||2016|
|10247||Admilson GobiAdmilson Gobi||W||Choke||Curitiba W. Open||ABS||SF||2016|
|10398||Bruno Aquino||W||Kneebar||Sao Paulo Open||88KG||SF||2016|
|10871||Marcelo Cortelassi||W||Points||Grand Slam RJ||85KG||8F||2016|
|10878||Faisal AlKitbeFaisal AlKitbe||W||Pts: 6x0||Grand Slam RJ||85KG||4F||2016|
|11200||Vinicius Almeida||W||Armbar||Grand Slam AD||85KG||R1||2017|
|11204||Faisal AlKitbeFaisal AlKitbe||W||Pts: 0x0, Adv||Grand Slam AD||85KG||4F||2017|
|11206||Rafael Carvalho||W||Choke from back||Grand Slam AD||85KG||SF||2017|
|11337||Arturo Espies||W||Pts: 4x4, Pen||European Open||88KG||8F||2017|
|11343||Vinicius Ferreira||W||Submission||European Open||88KG||4F||2017|
|11968||Matheus Souza||W||Pts: 12x2||Rio Fall Open||88KG||4F||2017|
|11969||Romeu Patrick||W||Kneebar||Rio Fall Open||88KG||SF||2017|
|11970||Diogo AlmeidaDiogo Almeida||W||Pts: 12x0||Rio Fall Open||88KG||F||2017|
|12784||Nathan MendelsohnNathan Mendelsohn||W||Pts: 12x0||World Champ.||82KG||R1||2017|
|12795||Victor SilverioVictor Silverio||W||Pts: 2x2, Adv||World Champ.||82KG||8F||2017|
|14032||Felipe Nilo||W||Pts: 7x2||South American||88KG||4F||2017|
|14034||Thiago SaThiago Sa||W||Armbar||South American||88KG||SF||2017|
|14035||Renato CardosoRenato Cardoso||W||Pts: 4x4, Adv||South American||88KG||F||2017|
|14393||Martin Aedma||W||Pts: 11x0||European Open||88KG||R1||2018|
|15568||Romulo AzevedoRomulo Azevedo||W||Choke from back||Brasileiro||88KG||8F||2018|
|15842||Diogo SampaioDiogo Sampaio||W||Pts: 4x0||World Champ.||88KG||8F||2018|
Matheus Spirandeli vs Horlando Monteiro
Matheus Spirandeli vs Luis Shaeder
Matheus Spirandeli vs Cleidison Ramos