Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Team History, Fighter Stats, Biographies and News

BJJ Fanatics Instructionals
BJJ Fanatics Instructionals

Nicholas Meregali

,
112.58K 2
Mica Galvao Instructional

Nicholas Meregali is a Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt under Mario Reis and Jeferson Adan, as well as a representative of the Alliance academy in the sport’s competitive circuit. One of the most talented athletes to come out of the Brazilian state of Rio Grande do Sul, Meregali earned that status while competing in the lower belt divisions of the sport where he conquered double gold medals in important tournaments such as the World Championship, Abu Dhabi World Pro and Pan American Championship. In December 2016 Nicholas was also highlighted by BJJ Heroes as #1 New Black Belt Prospect for 2017.

Nicholas Meregali Jiu-Jitsu

Full Name: Nicholas de Barcellos Meregali

Nickname: Meregali is often referenced as Alemão by his coach and teammates, which is the Portuguese word for German. The nickname deriving from Nicholas’ german-like features, being blonde and tall.

Lineage: Carlos Gracie > Helio Gracie > Alvaro Barreto > Sylvio Behring > Mario Reis (> Jeferson Adan) > Nicholas Meregali

Main Achievements:

  • 1st Place IBJJF World Championship (2017 / 2019)
  • 1st Place CBJJ Brazilian Nationals (2018 / 2019** / 2022)
  • 1st Place BJJ Stars Grand Prix (2019)
  • 2nd Place ADCC (2022*)
  • 3rd Place ADCC (2022)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF World Championship (2018**)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF Pan American Championship (2017*)

Main Achievements (Colored Belts):

  • 1st Place IBJJF World Championship (2016** brown, 2015**/2014 purple)
  • 1st Place UAEJJF Abu Dhabi Pro (2016/2015** brown, 2014** purple)
  • 1st Place IBJJF European Open (2016* brown, 2014** purple)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Pan Championship (2016** brown, 2015/2014** purple)
  • 1st Place CBJJ Brazilian Nationals (2015/2014** purple, 2013 blue)
  • 2nd Place CBJJ Brazilian Nationals (2013* blue)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF World Championship (2014* purple)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF European Open (2016 brown)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF World Championship (2013** blue)

* Absolute
** Weight and absolute

Favorite Position/Technique: Lasso Guard, DLR Guard

Weight Division: Peso Pesado (94,3kg/195.0 lbs)

Team/Association: Alliance Jiu-Jitsu

Nicholas Meregali Biography

Nicholas Meregali was born on May 27, 1994, in Santo Antônio – a municipality in the Brazilian state of Rio Grande do Sul.

Meregali started in jiu-jitsu thanks to his younger brother, who was the first in the house to start training. On his return home from practice, Meregali’s sibling would often try out his newly learned jiu-jitsu moves on Nicholas, who became increasingly interested in the martial art joining the ACJJ academy in Santo Antônio at the age of 16.

Under the guidance of instructor Jeferson Adan, Nicholas Meregali’s grappling genius started revealing itself, winning many important titles at a state level, and a Brazilian National title as a blue belt.

By the end of his blue belt campaign (September 2013) Nicholas understood the need to move to a more competition-driven atmosphere, with higher-level training partners. He chose to relocate to his state’s capital – Porto Alegre, in order to train full time under the supervision of Mario Reis, one of the most accomplished athletes ever produced in the south of Brazil. Though training every day with Reis, Meregali always paid respect to his first instructor Jeferson Adan, visiting his old academy on a regular basis.

With plenty of experience at the highest level, Mario Reis took Meregali to the next level in competition. Both as a purple and as a brown belt, Nicholas was widely regarded as the best colored-belt in the world with the gi. His repeated success in the sport’s top tournaments led to his black belt, awarded by both Reis and Adan in December 2016.

Cover photo was taken by Chase E. Smith.

[fighter_status id=689]

Nicholas Meregali Grappling Record

68 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    8 (12%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    5 (7%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    48 (71%)
  • BY DECISION
    4 (6%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    1 (1%)
  • BY DQ
    1 (1%)

48 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Choke from back
38
18
#86e620
Armbar
15
7
#5AD3D1
Triangle
13
6
#d1212a
Loop choke
13
6
#fad11b
Kimura
8
4
#f58822
Arm in Ezekiel
4
2
#224aba
Katagatame
2
1
#ff9124
Submission
2
1
#bf1f6c
Triangle armbar
2
1
#22c9a5
Verbal tap
2
1
#fad223
Arm triangle
2
1
48
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
15 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    10 (67%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    1 (7%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    0 (0%)
  • BY DECISION
    3 (20%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    1 (7%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

0 SUBMISSION LOSSES

Nicholas Meregali Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
12108Leandro LoLeandro LoLPts: 3x0Pan AmericanABSSF2017
12231Leandro LoLeandro LoLPts: 2x0Pan American94KG4F2017
13031Joao RochaJoao RochaLPts: 3x2World Champ.ABS8F2017
16305Victor HonorioVictor HonorioLPts: 5x2BrasileiroABSSF2018
16594Mahamed AlyMahamed AlyLPts: 5x0World Champ.100KGSF2018
16633Marcus AlmeidaMarcus AlmeidaLPts: 5x2World Champ.ABSSF2018
16740Joao RochaJoao RochaLPointsACBJJ 14O95KGSPF2018
17811Kaynan DuarteKaynan DuarteLReferee DecisionWSOG 2O81KG8F2018
20723Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusLPts: 2x0World Champ.ABS4F2019
22637Kaynan DuarteKaynan DuarteLReferee DecisionSpyder Invitational100KGF2019
23266Victor HugoVictor HugoLPts: 2x0Whos N1ABSSPF2020
25057Gutemberg PereiraGutemberg PereiraLPts: 0x0, AdvBJJ Stars 596KG4F2021
32919Erich MunisErich MunisLPts: 6x4World Champ.100KGF2022
34942Craig JonesCraig JonesLReferee DecisionADCC99KGSF2022
34989Yuri SimoesYuri SimoesLPts: 0x0, PenADCCABSF2022
11818Maik MatosWTriangleManaus Nat. Pro94KGR12017
11820Tyron GonzalvesWChoke from backManaus Nat. Pro94KG4F2017
11822Marcus ReisWChoke from backManaus Nat. Pro94KGSF2017
11823Alexandre RibeiroAlexandre RibeiroWAdvManaus Nat. Pro94KGF2017
12100Otavio NalatiWLoop chokePan AmericanABS8F2017
12106Mahamed AlyMahamed AlyWChoke from backPan AmericanABS4F2017
13021Arnaldo MaidanaArnaldo MaidanaWPts: 10x0World Champ.ABSR12017
13185Helton JoseHelton JoseWTriangleWorld Champ.94KG8F2017
13192Lucas LeiteLucas LeiteWChoke from backWorld Champ.94KG4F2017
13196Dimitrius SouzaDimitrius SouzaWTriangleWorld Champ.94KGSF2017
13198Leandro LoLeandro LoWPts: 2x0World Champ.94KGF2017
16279Eduardo SarkissiWArmbarBrasileiro100KGR12018
16282Rafael SilvaWChoke from backBrasileiro100KG4F2018
16284Rodrigo RibeiroRodrigo RibeiroWChoke from backBrasileiro100KGSF2018
16285Igor SchneiderIgor SchneiderWArm in EzekielBrasileiro100KGF2018
16296Raphael BragaWKatagatameBrasileiroABSR12018
16299Jonas CamposWArmbarBrasileiroABS8F2018
16302Fellipe AndrewFellipe AndrewWArmbarBrasileiroABS4F2018
16592Igor SchneiderIgor SchneiderWTriangleWorld Champ.100KG4F2018
16609Pedro PalharesWChoke from backWorld Champ.ABSRD2018
16628R. EvangelistaR. EvangelistaWKimuraWorld Champ.ABS8F2018
16629Felipe PenaFelipe PenaWArm in EzekielWorld Champ.ABS4F2018
19316Leandro LoLeandro LoWPts: 4x0BJJ Stars100KGSPF2019
20319Paulo DantasWKimuraBrasileiro100KGR12019
20326Hugo LeonardoWSubmissionBrasileiro100KG4F2019
20330Rodrigo RodriguesWPts: 0x0, AdvBrasileiro100KGSF2019
20331Fellipe AndrewFellipe AndrewWChoke from backBrasileiro100KGF2019
20350Henrique RiedlingerWChoke from backBrasileiroABSR22019
20363Agnaldo SilveiraWChoke from backBrasileiroABSR32019
20365Pedro EliasPedro EliasWChoke from backBrasileiroABS4F2019
20368Kaynan DuarteKaynan DuarteWChoke from backBrasileiroABSSF2019
20369Rudson MateusRudson MateusWDQBrasileiroABSF2019
20685Roberto TorralbasWTriangleWorld Champ.100KGR12019
20690Helton JoseHelton JoseWPts: 2x0World Champ.100KG4F2019
20693Luiz PanzaLuiz PanzaWTriangle armbarWorld Champ.100KGSF2019
20695Mahamed AlyMahamed AlyWChoke from backWorld Champ.100KGF2019
20715Tanner RiceTanner RiceWArmbarWorld Champ.ABSR22019
20852Roberto AbreuRoberto AbreuWLoop chokeThird Coast100KGSPF2019
22005Victor HugoVictor HugoWPts: 6x2BJJ StarsABS4F2019
22009Lucas BarbosaLucas BarbosaWPts: 9x0BJJ StarsABSSF2019
22011Gustavo BatistaGustavo BatistaWKimuraBJJ StarsABSF2019
22631Tim SpriggsTim SpriggsWChoke from backSpyder Invitational100KG4F2019
22635Erberth SantosErberth SantosWVerbal tapSpyder Invitational100KGSF2019
23895Leandro LoLeandro LoD---BJJ BetABSSPF2020
27048Rider ZuchiRider ZuchiWPts: 2x0BJJ Bet98KGSPF2021
29386Marlon TanakaWTriangleWorld Champ.ABS8F2021
29390Victor HugoVictor HugoWPts: 2x2, AdvWorld Champ.ABS4F2021
29395Kaynan DuarteKaynan DuarteWReferee DecisionWorld Champ.ABSSF2021
29541Robert AbreuWLoop chokeWorld Champ.O100KG4F2021
29544Victor HugoVictor HugoWPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Champ.O100KGSF2021
31214Arnaldo MaidanaArnaldo MaidanaWArmbarWNO 12O92KGSPF2022
32114Marcos CarrozzinoWChoke from backBrasileiro100KG4F2022
32117Marcus RibeiroMarcus RibeiroWLoop chokeBrasileiro100KGSF2022
32119Fellipe AndrewFellipe AndrewWChoke from backBrasileiro100KGF2022
32907Davi SouzaWArmbarWorld Champ.100KG8F2022
32914Helton JoseHelton JoseWChoke from backWorld Champ.100KG4F2022
32917Fellipe AndrewFellipe AndrewWChoke from backWorld Champ.100KGSF2022
32941Seif HoumineSeif HoumineWLoop chokeWorld Champ.ABS8F2022
32948Wallace CostaWallace CostaWLoop chokeWorld Champ.ABS4F2022
32951Fellipe AndrewFellipe AndrewWArmbarWorld Champ.ABSSF2022
32953Erich MunisErich MunisWPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Champ.ABSF2022
33545Breylor GroutWArm triangleWNO 13O93KGSPF2022
34100Rafael LovatoRafael LovatoWReferee DecisionWNO 1493KGSPF2022
34936Henrique CardosoHenrique CardosoWKimuraADCC99KGR12022
34940Yuri SimoesYuri SimoesWReferee DecisionADCC99KG4F2022
34944Rafael LovatoRafael LovatoWPts: 0x0, PenADCC99KG3RD2022
34982Vinicius TratorVinicius TratorWInjuryADCCABS8F2022
34983Giancarlo BodoniGiancarlo BodoniWPts: 6x2ADCCABS4F2022
34987Tye RuotoloTye RuotoloWReferee DecisionADCCABSSF2022

Nicholas Meregali Highlight Pan American 2016

Nicholas Meregali vs Adam Wardzinski

Craig Jones Brand New Instructional

2 Comments

Leave A Reply

Your email address will not be published.

tag....