Murilo Amaral is a Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt under Mario Reis and Jeferson Adam, being also one of the main representatives of the Alliance Porto Alegre Academy in the sport’s international circuit. Murilo broke out as one of the hottest prospects in the sport during his purple and brown belt campaigns in the International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation (IBJJF) global circuit where he conquered World, Pan, and Brazilian Nationals podium placements.
Murilo Amaral Jiu-Jitsu
Full Name: Murilo Guimarães do Amaral
- 1st Place IBJJF South American Championship (2018)
- 1st Place IBJJF Porto Alegre Open (2018)
Main Achievements (Colored Belts):
- 1st Place CBJJ Brazilian Nationals (2018 brown)
- 1st Place UAEJJF Abu Dhabi World Pro (2017/2016 brown)
- 1st Place UAEJJF Grand Slam, Rio de Janeiro (2017 brown)
- 3rd Place IBJJF World Championship (2015 purple, 2018 brown)
- 3rd Place IBJJF Pan Championship (2017 brown)
- 3rd Place UAEJJF Grand Slam, Rio de Janeiro (2016 brown)
- 3rd Place IBJJF South American Championship (2015 brown)
Favorite Position/Technique: Open Guard
Weight Division: Peso Pena (70,00 kg / 154.5 lbs)
Murilo Amaral Biography
Murilo Amaral was born on June 04, 1993 in Porto Alegre (RS) the capital city of the state of Rio Grande do Sul, in southern Brazil, growing up in neighboring Santo Antônio da Patrulha.
Despite not being particularly embedded in a sporting culture as a child, during his teenage years, Murilo grew interested in jiu-jitsu after a few of his close friends joined an academy. Amaral eventually decided to join them, on March 2009, to the local BJJ gym where he met the head coach Jeferson Adam.
Adam, himself a student of Mario Reis, quickly realized the talent in Murilo Amaral and started bringing Amaral to Reis’ school in Porto Alegre. The two (Jeferson and Mario) followed the development of Murilo closely from white to black belt, a rank achieved midway through 2018.
Part of Murilo’s development was also spent coaching BJJ, an activity he first undertook as a blue belt, later embracing this facet of the sport fully, as a purple belt in late 2012 – early 2013.
Cover photo by Jean Pitrez.
Murilo Amaral Grappling Record
- BY DQ
8 SUBMISSIONS WINS
- BY DQ
1 SUBMISSION LOSSES
Murilo Amaral Fight History
|19589||Luciano Bernert||L||DQ||Floripa Fall Open||76KG||SF||2019|
|19905||Paulo MiyaoPaulo Miyao||L||Pts: 2x0||WP BR Qualifier||69KG||SF||2019|
|20453||Thiago MacedoThiago Macedo||L||Pts: 2x0||World Champ.||70KG||R1||2019|
|22115||Isaac DoederleinIsaac Doederlein||L||Choke from back||Grand Slam RJ||69KG||R2||2019|
|24421||Israel SousaIsrael Sousa||L||Pts: 4x2||Grand Slam RJ||69KG||R1||2020|
|18263||Luiz Cruz||W||Armbar||South American||70KG||4F||2018|
|18265||Antonio Felix||W||Points||South American||70KG||SF||2018|
|18267||Rafael Silva||W||Choke from back||South American||70KG||F||2018|
|18643||Gabriel Machado||W||Points||Porto Alegre Open||70KG||SF||2018|
|18645||Osmar Telles||W||Armbar||Porto Alegre Open||70KG||F||2018|
|19584||Rafael Castro||W||Armbar||Floripa Fall Open||76KG||R1||2019|
|19786||Osmar Telles||W||N/A||Curitiba Pro||70KG||4F||2019|
|19904||Mario Silva||W||Armbar||WP BR Qualifier||69KG||4F||2019|
|22109||Lucas Galbusera||W||Referee Decision||Grand Slam RJ||69KG||R1||2019|
|22559||Gabriel Fonseca||W||Triangle||Porto Alegre Open||70KG||SF||2019|
|22561||Yuta ShimadaYuta Shimada||W||Choke from back||Porto Alegre Open||70KG||F||2019|
|23367||Robson Maia||W||Pts: 10x12||South American Pro||69KG||RR||2020|
|23368||Daniel Fagundes||W||Choke||South American Pro||69KG||RR||2020|
Murilo Amaral vs Rafael Oliveira