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Michael Liera Jr.

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Michael Liera Junior is a Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt under André Galvão, of the Atos academy, who is widely recognized as one of the most talented competitors of his generation. Born in Littleton, Colorado – US, Michael Liera Jr. started making waves in jiu-jitsu’s competitive scene early on, winning his first world title as a blue belt (2011), he followed his early success winning 2 more “Mundial” gold medals at purple and brown belt, before receiving his black belt on November 2014.

Michael Liera Jr. Jiu Jitsu

Full Name: Michael Remiglio Liera Jr.

Nickname: n/a

Lineage: Carlos Gracie Rey. Gracie > Osvaldo Alves > Luis Dagmar > André Galvão > Michael Liera

Main Achievements:

  • 1st Place IBJJF Pan Championship (2018)
  • 1st Place IBJJF European Open (2016)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF Pan Championship (2017)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF World Championship No-Gi (2017)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF European Open (2019)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF Pan Championship (2019)

Main Achievements (Colored Belts):

  • 1st Place IBJJF World Championship (2014 brown, 2013 purple, 2011 blue)
  • 1st Place IBJJF World Championship No Gi (2012 purple)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Pan Championship (2014 brown, 2013** purple, 2012 purple, 2011 blue)
  • 1st Place IBJJF American Nationals (2014**/2013** brown, 2012** purple)
  • 1st Place IBJJF American Nationals No Gi (2013 brown)

* Absolute
** Weight and absolute

Favorite Position/Technique: Guard

Weight Division: Peso Leve (76kg/168lbs)

Team/Association: Atos Jiu Jitsu

Michael Liera Jr. Biography

Michael Liera Junior was born on September 29, 1993, in Littleton, Colorado. Michael got interested in jiu-jitsu after he got invited over to a family friend’s house to watch the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC 60). The main event fight was between Matt Hughes vs. Royce Gracie. This was the first time the Liera family watched mixed martial arts (MMA), and they immediately became intrigued by the sport. It was this frame of mind that led Michael and his father to visit a Brazilian jiu-jitsu gym where their friend trained (the same family friend who showed them the UFC).

Both Michael Liera Junior and Senior started training jiu-jitsu with coach Odie Neto, but soon moved to João Cunha of Pitbull Jiu-Jitsu, Cunha awarded Liera Jr. his yellow, and orange belts. The family then moved to the Ribeiro Jiu-Jitsu gym, a gym led by two of the sport’s biggest icons, Saulo and Alexandre Ribeiro who awarded Junior his blue, and purple belts.

As a purple belt, Michael changed teams, leaving Ribeiro Jiu-Jitsu to join André Galvão at the Atos headquarters in San Diego, where he also picked a roll as an assistant coach at the academy a role he had also fulfilled at the RJJ academy. It was Galvão who awarded Michael Liera his brown belt in 2013, and his black belt on November 2014, after a flawless campaign in the brown belt lightweight division.

Michael Liera Grappling Record

74 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    31 (42%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    5 (7%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    34 (46%)
  • BY DECISION
    3 (4%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

34 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Choke from back
35
12
#86e620
RNC
15
5
#5AD3D1
Bow and arrow
12
4
#d1212a
Triangle
12
4
#fad11b
Armbar
6
2
#f58822
Kneebar
6
2
#224aba
Kimura
3
1
#ff9124
Submission
3
1
#bf1f6c
Choke
3
1
#22c9a5
Wristlock
3
1
#fad223
Cross Choke
3
1
34
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
26 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    10 (38%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    9 (35%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    3 (12%)
  • BY DECISION
    4 (15%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

3 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
Estima lock
33
1
#86e620
Short choke
33
1
#5AD3D1
Armlock
33
1
3
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Michael Liera Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
6240Kevin MahechaKevin MahechaLPts: 6x0FIVE NAIC82KGF2014
6241Marcel GoncalvesMarcel GoncalvesLReferee DecisionFIVE NAICABSNA2014
7416Gabriel RolloGabriel RolloLPts: 2x2, AdvWorld Champ.76KG4F2015
8085AJ SousaAJ SousaLPts: 2x2, AdvDallas Open82KGSF2015
8104Marcelo MafraMarcelo MafraLPts: 2x2, AdvDallas NoGi Open79KGF2015
8572Rafael LovatoRafael LovatoLPts: 0x0, AdvHouston Nat. Pro94KGF2015
8575Rafael LovatoRafael LovatoLPts: 7x0Houston Nat. ProABSF2015
9228Edwin NajmiEdwin NajmiLPts: 4x4, AdvPan American76KG4F2016
9936Edwin NajmiEdwin NajmiLPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Champ.76KG4F2016
11218Sean RobertsLReferee Decision5 Super League77KG4F2016
11947Peter FrankLReferee DecisionFIVE SL82KGSPF2017
12090Lucas LepriLucas LepriLPts: 18x0Pan American76KGSF2017
12741Johnny TamaJohnny TamaLEstima lockMarianas82KG4F2017
13014Jake MackenzieJake MackenzieLPointsWorld Champ.76KGR12017
13675Jaime CanutoJaime CanutoLPts: 4x2San Diego Pro82KGSF2017
14580Felipe CesarFelipe CesarLPts: 2x2, AdvNoGi Worlds79KGSF2017
14805Nathan MendelsohnNathan MendelsohnLPts: 2x2, AdvEuropean Open82KG4F2018
15866Servio TulioServio TulioLPts: 4x2Marianas Open81KG4F2018
16337Espen MathiesenEspen MathiesenLReferee DecisionWorld Champ.76KGR22018
16940Wellington ModenaLPointsSeattle OpenABSSF2018
17642Otavio SousaOtavio SousaLPts: 0x0, AdvLA BJJ Pro82KGF2018
18237Marcio AndreMarcio AndreLPointsDenver OpenABSF2018
18398Manuel RibamarManuel RibamarLShort chokeNoGi Worlds79KG4F2018
18660Tommy LangakerTommy LangakerLArmlockEuropean Open82KGSF2019
19322Isaque BahienseIsaque BahienseLPts: 6x4Pan American82KGSF2019
20313Marcos TinocoMarcos TinocoLPts: 5x0World Champ.82KG4F2019
6202Ilke BulutIlke BulutWPointsRickson Cup76KGF2014
6203Kleber KoikeWPointsRickson CupABSR12014
6204UnknownWBow and arrowRickson CupABS4F2014
7300M. NeidlingerD---Metamoris 6ABSSPF2015
7409Rafael RosendoWPts: 2x0World Champ.76KG8F2015
7530Marcos TinocoMarcos TinocoD---Sub Series ProABSSPF2015
7985Alec BauldingAlec BauldingWPts: 10x4Atlanta W. Open82KGSF2015
7986Pedro PalharesWPts: 17x2Atlanta W. Open82KGF2015
7994Seth SnowWRNCAtlanta No Gi82KGSF2015
7995Frederico MoncaioWRNCAtlanta No Gi82KGF2015
8084Philip MillerWN/ADallas Open82KG4F2015
8103AJ SousaAJ SousaWPointsDallas NoGi Open79KGSF2015
8312Joshua GuzmanWN/ASeattle Open82KGSF2015
8315UnknownWKneebarSeattle OpenABS4F2015
8317Kim TerraKim TerraWPointsSeattle OpenABSSF2015
8318Fernando MoyaWChoke from backSeattle OpenABSF2015
8521Don StonerWBow and arrowSubConABSSPF2015
8571Tyler BishopWChoke from backHouston Nat. Pro94KGSF2015
8573Carlos FariasCarlos FariasWPts: 0x0, AdvHouston Nat. ProABSRR2015
8889Ross NichollsRoss NichollsWKneebarEuropean Open76KGR12016
8894Victor GenovesiVictor GenovesiWTriangleEuropean Open76KG4F2016
8897Sam GibsonWChoke from backEuropean Open76KGSF2016
9220Jeffrey CummingsWPts: 5x0Pan American76KG8F2016
9918Ilke BulutIlke BulutWWristlockWorld Champ.76KGR12016
9929Juan KamezawaJuan KamezawaWAdvWorld Champ.76KGR22016
11331Alexis AlduncinAlexis AlduncinWCross ChokeFIVE CaliforniaABSSF2017
12069Marcus WilsonWKimuraPan American76KGR22017
12084Johnny TamaJohnny TamaWPts: 4x4, AdvPan American76KG8F2017
12088Francisco IturraldeFrancisco IturraldeWTrianglePan American76KG4F2017
13490Igor PaivaIgor PaivaWPts: 2x0Seattle Open82KGF2017
13669Gabriel ProcopioWPts: 7x2San Diego Pro82KGR12017
13672Manuel RibamarManuel RibamarWPts: 5x0San Diego Pro82KG4F2017
14571Manuel RibamarManuel RibamarWPts: 0x0, AdvNoGi Worlds79KGR22017
14576Jonathan SatavaJonathan SatavaWPts: 4x0NoGi Worlds79KG4F2017
14800Sergio RiosSergio RiosWPts: 4x0European Open82KGR12018
15151Nick GreeneWPts: 14x0San Francisco Open82KG4F2018
15155Luis LimaLuis LimaWChoke from backSan Francisco Open82KGSF2018
15156Breno BittencourtBreno BittencourtWPts: 6x4San Francisco Open82KGF2018
15261Kauan BarbozaWPts: 4x2Pan American76KG8F2018
15266Francisco IturraldeFrancisco IturraldeWChoke from backPan American76KG4F2018
15268Vitor OliveiraVitor OliveiraWReferee DecisionPan American76KGSF2018
15516Vibhudatta RoutWRNCEuropean NoGi73KGRR2018
15518Tommi PulkkanenWPts: 0x0European NoGi73KGF2018
15532UnknownWRNCEuropean NoGiABS4F2018
15534Thiago SaThiago SaWPts: 0x0, AdvEuropean NoGiABSSF2018
15539UnknownWChoke from backRome Open76KG4F2018
15540Gerson CarvalhoWChoke from backRome Open76KGSF2018
15542Rodrigo ConceicaoRodrigo ConceicaoWPts: 10x8Rome Open76KGF2018
15555Joachim SveinsonWChoke from backRome OpenABSSF2018
16935Nicholas GreenWChoke from backSeattle Open88KGF2018
17639Kauan BarbozaWChoke from backLA BJJ Pro82KG4F2018
17640Marcio AndreMarcio AndreWPts: 2x0LA BJJ Pro82KGSF2018
18166Felipe CesarFelipe CesarWSubmissionNY Fall Open82KGSF2018
18171Athos MirandaWN/ANY Fall OpenABSSF2018
18173Felipe CesarFelipe CesarWN/ANY Fall OpenABSF2018
18232Jeffrey AkeWN/ADenver Open94KGF2018
18235James PuopoloJames PuopoloWTriangleDenver OpenABSSF2018
18376Sotaro YamadaWRNCNoGi Worlds79KGR12018
18653Alexandre CavaliereAlexandre CavaliereWTriangleEuropean Open82KGR12019
18658Max LindbladMax LindbladWN/AEuropean Open82KG4F2019
19317Victor SilverioVictor SilverioWPts: 2x0Pan American82KG8F2019
19319Chad HardyChad HardyWChoke from backPan American82KG4F2019
19866Jaime CanutoJaime CanutoWReferee DecisionF2W Pro 11085KGSPF2019
20122Hunter EwaldHunter EwaldWChokeSan Diego Open82KGSF2019
20124Daniel SpeirnWArmbarSan Diego Open82KGF2019
20173Nicholas NormanWN/ADenver Open82KGSF2019
20174John CombsJohn CombsWPts: 9x2Denver Open82KGF2019
20179Nicholas NormanWN/ADenver OpenABS4F2019
20181Tyrone GoncalvesWPointsDenver OpenABSSF2019
20299Igor PaivaIgor PaivaWPts: 2x0World Champ.82KGR12019
20304Tommy LangakerTommy LangakerWPts: 4x2World Champ.82KGR22019
20508Hugo MarquesHugo MarquesWReferee DecisionF2W Pro 11583KGSPF2019
20597Nathan BarretoWArmbarAmerican Nats88KG4F2019
20600Mateo TanzanaWChoke from backAmerican Nats88KGSF2019
21745Phil LietzWBow and arrowF2W Pro 13082KGSPF2019
22130Jake WatsonJake WatsonWBow and arrowF2W Pro 13284KGSPF2019

Michael Liera vs Alex Cabanes

Michael Liera Jr. vs Anil Singh

Michael Liera Jr. vs Lindsey Arcangel

Michael Liera Jr Highlight (closed guard to back)

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