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Matheus Spirandeli

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Matheus Spirandeli is a Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt under Leandro Lo, who is also one of the top heavyweights of his generation, with wins in important International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation (IBJJF) tournaments such as the South American, Rio Fall, and Curitiba Open to name a few. Spirandeli gained recognition in this sport/martial art while representing the New School Brotherhood, though he spent his formative years competing for Lótus Clube, under Fábio Negão. In December 2018 Matheus switched to the Alliance team, training out of the academy’s headquarters in São Paulo.

Matheus Spirandeli Jiu Jitsu

Full Name: Matheus Spirandeli Souza

Nickname: n/a

Lineage: Carlos GracieHelio GracieRickson GracieMarcelo BehringWaldomiro PerezRoberto GodoiMarco Barbosa > Cicero Costha > Leandro Lo > Matheus Spirandeli

Main Achievements:

  • 1st Place Big Deal Pro Grand Prix (2021)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Brazilian Nationals (2022)
  • 1st Place IBJJF South American (2017)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Rio Fall Open (2017)
  • 1st Place UAEJJF Grand Slam RJ (2016)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF São Paulo Open (2016)
  • 2nd Place UAEJJF Grand Slam AD (2017)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF European Open (2016/2017)
  • 3rd Place UAEJJF Grand Slam RJ (2018)
  • 3rd Place CBJJ Brazilian National (2018)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF European Open (2022)

Main Achievements (Coloured Belts):

  • 1st Place UAEJJF Brazil National Pro (2015 brown)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Curitiba Open (2015* brown)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Floripa Open (2015 brown)
  • 2nd Place UAEJJF Abu Dhabi Pro (2016 brown)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF South American (2015 brown)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF European International Open (2016 brown)

* Absolute
** Weight and absolute

Favorite Position/Technique: Open-Guard

Weight Division: Meio Pesado (88kg/194lbs)

Team/Association: Alliance JJ

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 neighboring state of Minas Gerais.

Growing up Matheus was curious about martial arts, starting judo at the age of 6, a sport he practiced 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 in martial arts, shortly after Wesley opened the doors of his mat to Matheus, who immediately took a shine for grappling.

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 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 in 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. He would later, around 2020, switch camps once again, to the Alliance Academy.

Matheus Spirandeli Grappling Record

71 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    33 (46%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    8 (11%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    28 (39%)
  • BY DECISION
    1 (1%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    1 (1%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

28 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Choke from back
32
9
#86e620
Armbar
25
7
#5AD3D1
Kneebar
11
3
#d1212a
Choke
4
1
#fad11b
Submission
4
1
#f58822
Verbal tap
4
1
#224aba
Armlock
4
1
#ff9124
50/50 armbar
4
1
#bf1f6c
Kimura
4
1
#22c9a5
Bow and arrow
4
1
#fad223
Katagatame
4
1
#03861f
Triangle
4
1
28
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
24 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    12 (50%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    8 (33%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    3 (13%)
  • BY DECISION
    1 (4%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

3 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
RNC
33
1
#86e620
Triangle
33
1
#5AD3D1
50/50 armbar
33
1
3
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Matheus Spirandeli Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
10413Patrick GaudioPatrick GaudioLReferee DecisionCuritiba W. Open88KGF2016
10424Dimitrius SouzaDimitrius SouzaLPts: 2x0Curitiba W. OpenABSF2016
10575Patrick GaudioPatrick GaudioLAdvSao Paulo Open88KGF2016
10989Guilherme AugustoGuilherme AugustoLPointsBJJ Rio Pro94KG4F2016
11460Gabriel ArgesGabriel ArgesLRNCGrand Slam AD85KGF2017
11603Horlando MonteiroHorlando MonteiroLPts: 2x2, AdvEuropean Open88KGSF2017
12789Patrick GaudioPatrick GaudioLPointsBrasileiro88KG4F2017
13144Marcos TinocoMarcos TinocoLPts: 4x2World Champ.82KG4F2017
13739Victor BomfimLPointsSao Paulo Open88KGSF2017
14348Isaque BahienseIsaque BahienseLPts: 2x0Grand Slam RJ85KGR22017
14934Patrick GaudioPatrick GaudioLPts: 0x0, AdvEuropean Open88KG4F2018
16261Horlando MonteiroHorlando MonteiroLTriangleBrasileiro88KGSF2018
16562Rudson MateusRudson MateusL50/50 armbarWorld Champ.88KG4F2018
17659Rudson MateusRudson MateusLPts: 0x0, AdvGracie ProABS4F2018
18288Isaque BahienseIsaque BahienseLPts: 2x0Grand Slam RJ85KGSF2018
19625Rudson MateusRudson MateusLPts: 2x0Pan American88KG4F2019
20294Carlos EduardoLPts: 6x4Brasileiro88KG4F2019
20654Gustavo BatistaGustavo BatistaLPts: 2x0World Champ.88KG4F2019
22007Marcos MartinsMarcos MartinsLAdvBJJ Stars88KGSPF2019
22297C. NegromonteC. NegromonteLPts: 2x0Grand Slam RJ85KG4F2019
24709Wellington LuisWellington LuisLPts: 1x0Grand Slam RJ85KGF2020
28016Marcos MartinsMarcos MartinsLPts: 0x0, AdvBrasileiro88KGSF2021
29481Andre PorfirioAndre PorfirioLPts: 2x2, AdvWorld Champ.88KG8F2021
30494Bruno LimaBruno LimaLPts: 0x0, AdvEuropean Open88KGSF2022
10419Romes RamosWPts: 4x0Curitiba W. OpenABSR12016
10421Caio AlmeidaCaio AlmeidaWChoke from backCuritiba W. OpenABS4F2016
10422Admilson GobiAdmilson GobiWChokeCuritiba W. OpenABSSF2016
10574Bruno AquinoWKneebarSao Paulo Open88KGSF2016
11065Marcelo CortelassiWPointsGrand Slam RJ85KG8F2016
11072Faisal AlKitbeFaisal AlKitbeWPts: 6x0Grand Slam RJ85KG4F2016
11453Vinicius AlmeidaWArmbarGrand Slam AD85KGR12017
11457Faisal AlKitbeFaisal AlKitbeWPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam AD85KG4F2017
11459Rafael CarvalhoWChoke from backGrand Slam AD85KGSF2017
11595Arturo EspiesWPts: 4x4, PenEuropean Open88KG8F2017
11601Vinicius FerreiraWSubmissionEuropean Open88KG4F2017
12271Matheus SouzaWPts: 12x2Rio Fall Open88KG4F2017
12272Romeu PatrickWKneebarRio Fall Open88KGSF2017
12273Diogo AlmeidaDiogo AlmeidaWPts: 12x0Rio Fall Open88KGF2017
12782Luiz NogueiraWKneebarBrasileiro88KGR12017
12788Pedro ContiWPointsBrasileiro88KGR22017
13124Nathan MendelsohnNathan MendelsohnWPts: 12x0World Champ.82KGR12017
13135Victor SilverioVictor SilverioWPts: 2x2, AdvWorld Champ.82KG8F2017
14471Felipe NiloWPts: 7x2South American88KG4F2017
14473Thiago SaThiago SaWArmbarSouth American88KGSF2017
14474Renato CardosoRenato CardosoWPts: 4x4, AdvSouth American88KGF2017
14931Martin AedmaWPts: 11x0European Open88KGR12018
16250Anaue PavanelloWArmbarBrasileiro88KGR12018
16253Romulo AzevedoRomulo AzevedoWChoke from backBrasileiro88KG8F2018
16259Filipe PinheiroWPointsBrasileiro88KG4F2018
16553Diogo SampaioDiogo SampaioWPts: 4x0World Champ.88KG8F2018
16764Brenno NovaesWPts: 2x2, AdvMundial CBJJE94KG4F2018
16765Dilson SouzaWChoke from backMundial CBJJE94KGSF2018
16766Ramon RostWArmbarMundial CBJJE94KGF2018
16774Robson SaWChoke from backMundial CBJJEABS4F2018
16777Eros DaniloWPts: 14x0Mundial CBJJEABSSF2018
16779Erberth SantosErberth SantosWVerbal tapMundial CBJJEABSF2018
17160Henrique R.WPts: 23x0Floripa W. Open88KG4F2018
17162Flavio JunqueiraFlavio JunqueiraWPts: 2x2, AdvFloripa W. Open88KGSF2018
17163Manoel PortoWPts: 5x0Floripa W. Open88KGF2018
18280Claudevan OliveiraWPts: 2x2, AdvGrand Slam RJ85KGR12018
18282Ruan OliveiraRuan OliveiraWPts: 6x0Grand Slam RJ85KGR22018
18285Manoel JuniorWPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam RJ85KG4F2018
18289Edjonson AndradeWArmlockGrand Slam RJ85KGRPC2018
18290Manoel JuniorWPts: 4x0Grand Slam RJ85KG3RD2018
19617Matt LeightonMatt LeightonWPts: 6x2Pan American88KG8F2019
20292Leandro CaetanoWChoke from backBrasileiro88KGR22019
20415Pedro AgrizziPedro AgrizziWAdvCopa Podio Trials85KGSPF2019
20652Esdras MendesW50/50 armbarWorld Champ.88KGR22019
20997Henrique RiedlingerWPointsSP BJJ Pro94KG4F2019
21182William LimaWPointsMundial CBJJE88KG4F2019
21184Anaue PavanelliWN/AMundial CBJJE88KGSF2019
21186Marcos MartinsMarcos MartinsWPts: 6x4Mundial CBJJE88KGF2019
22065Wesley SilvaWPointsBH Spring Open88KGSF2019
22290Emerson MeloWPts: 2x0Grand Slam RJ85KGR12019
22302Luiz NevesWPts: 2x0Grand Slam RJ85KGRPC2019
22432Carlos AndradeWArmbarRio BJJ Pro94KGF2019
22555Luis FacchiniWKimuraSouth American88KGR12019
22557Felipe PinheiroWChoke from backSouth American88KG4F2019
22558Yan LucasYan LucasWReferee DecisionSouth American88KGSF2019
24693Fausto GodoyWPts: 4x2Grand Slam RJ85KGR12020
24699Pedro PimentaWPts: 3x0Grand Slam RJ85KG8F2020
24706Lionel BareiroWBow and arrowGrand Slam RJ85KG4F2020
24708Jaime CanutoJaime CanutoWPts: 4x3Grand Slam RJ85KGSF2020
25119Eduardo AndradeWChoke from backBig Deal Pro 285KG4F2021
25122Leonardo LaraLeonardo LaraWPts: 5x0Big Deal Pro 285KGSF2021
25125Marcos MartinsMarcos MartinsWPts: 2x0Big Deal Pro 285KGF2021
26707Henrique CardosoHenrique CardosoWPts: 6x2BJJ Stars88KGSPF2021
28013Alex MunisAlex MunisWPts: 4x2Brasileiro88KG4F2021
28926Rafael DutraWArmbarBJJ Stars88KGSPF2021
29474Bruno MatiasBruno MatiasWPts: 13x0World Champ.88KGR12021
30488Taylor PearmanWPts: 7x0European Open88KGR22022
30489Jamie PaxmanWArmbarEuropean Open88KG4F2022
32065Felipe SilvaWKatagatameBrasileiro88KG4F2022
32069Wellington LuisWellington LuisWChoke from backBrasileiro88KGSF2022
32070Rafael PaganiniRafael PaganiniWTriangleBrasileiro88KGF2022

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