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Nicholas Meregali

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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: Mitsuyo Maeda > 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**)
  • 1st Place BJJ Stars Grand Prix (2019)
  • 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: 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.

Nicholas Meregali MATCH STATS

Overall Positions

CONQUERED MOVES AVERAGE 1.67

OVERALL CONQUERED

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OPPONENT W/L TOP BOTTOM STAND UP EVENT ROUND YEAR
Lucas Leite W 3 0 0 World 4F 2017
Helton Jose W 0 1 0 World RR 2017
Dimitrius Souza W 0 2 0 World RR 2017
Leandro Lo W 0 1 0 World RR 2017
Arnaldo Maidana W 2 1 0 World RR 2017
Joao Gabriel Rocha L 0 1 0 World RR 2017
Igor Schneider W 1 2 0 World 4F 2018
Felipe Pena W 1 0 0 World 4F 2018
R. Evangelista W 1 2 0 World RR 2018
Pedro Palhares W 0 2 0 World RR 2018
Marcus Almeida L 0 1 0 World RR 2018
Luiz Panza W 2 0 0 World RR 2019
Helton Jose W 0 1 0 World 4F 2019
Tanner Rice W 2 0 0 World RR 2019
Roberto Torralbas W 0 1 0 World RR 2019
Mahamed Aly W 2 1 0 World RR 2019

Nicholas Meregali Grappling Record

43 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    6 (14%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    2 (5%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    34 (79%)
  • BY DECISION
    0 (0%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    1 (2%)

34 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Choke from back
41
14
#86e620
Triangle
15
5
#5AD3D1
Armbar
12
4
#d1212a
Kimura
9
3
#fad11b
Loop choke
6
2
#f58822
Arm in Ezekiel
6
2
#224aba
Katagatame
3
1
#ff9124
Submission
3
1
#bf1f6c
Triangle armbar
3
1
#22c9a5
Verbal tap
3
1
34
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
11 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    9 (82%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    0 (0%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    0 (0%)
  • BY DECISION
    2 (18%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

0 SUBMISSION LOSSES

Nicholas Meregali Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
12051Leandro LoLeandro LoLPts: 3x0Pan AmericanABSSF2017
12174Leandro LoLeandro LoLPts: 2x0Pan American94KG4F2017
12971Joao RochaJoao RochaLPts: 3x2World Champ.ABS8F2017
16208Victor HonorioVictor HonorioLPts: 5x2BrasileiroABSSF2018
16494Mahamed AlyMahamed AlyLPts: 5x0World Champ.100KGSF2018
16533Marcus AlmeidaMarcus AlmeidaLPts: 5x2World Champ.ABSSF2018
16636Joao RochaJoao RochaLPointsACBJJ 14O95KGSPF2018
17682Kaynan DuarteKaynan DuarteLReferee DecisionWSOG 2O81KG8F2018
20498Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusLPts: 2x0World Champ.ABS4F2019
22303Kaynan DuarteKaynan DuarteLReferee DecisionSpyder Invitational100KGF2019
22877Victor HugoVictor HugoLPts: 2x0Whos N1ABSSPF2020
11769Maik MatosWTriangleManaus Nat. Pro94KGR12017
11771Tyron GonzalvesWChoke from backManaus Nat. Pro94KG4F2017
11773Marcus ReisWChoke from backManaus Nat. Pro94KGSF2017
11774Alexandre RibeiroAlexandre RibeiroWAdvManaus Nat. Pro94KGF2017
12043Otavio NalatiWLoop chokePan AmericanABS8F2017
12049Mahamed AlyMahamed AlyWChoke from backPan AmericanABS4F2017
12961Arnaldo MaidanaArnaldo MaidanaWPts: 10x0World Champ.ABSR12017
13125Helton JoseHelton JoseWTriangleWorld Champ.94KG8F2017
13132Lucas LeiteLucas LeiteWChoke from backWorld Champ.94KG4F2017
13136Dimitrius SouzaDimitrius SouzaWTriangleWorld Champ.94KGSF2017
13138Leandro LoLeandro LoWPts: 2x0World Champ.94KGF2017
16182Eduardo SarkissiWArmbarBrasileiro100KGR12018
16185Rafael SilvaWChoke from backBrasileiro100KG4F2018
16187Rodrigo RibeiroRodrigo RibeiroWChoke from backBrasileiro100KGSF2018
16188Igor SchneiderIgor SchneiderWArm in EzekielBrasileiro100KGF2018
16199Raphael BragaWKatagatameBrasileiroABSR12018
16202Jonas CamposWArmbarBrasileiroABS8F2018
16205Fellipe AndrewFellipe AndrewWArmbarBrasileiroABS4F2018
16492Igor SchneiderIgor SchneiderWTriangleWorld Champ.100KG4F2018
16509Pedro PalharesWChoke from backWorld Champ.ABSRD2018
16528R. EvangelistaR. EvangelistaWKimuraWorld Champ.ABS8F2018
16529Felipe PenaFelipe PenaWArm in EzekielWorld Champ.ABS4F2018
19127Leandro LoLeandro LoWPts: 4x0BJJ Stars100KGSPF2019
20102Paulo DantasWKimuraBrasileiro100KGR12019
20109Hugo LeonardoWSubmissionBrasileiro100KG4F2019
20113Rodrigo RodriguesWPts: 0x0, AdvBrasileiro100KGSF2019
20114Fellipe AndrewFellipe AndrewWChoke from backBrasileiro100KGF2019
20133Henrique RiedlingerWChoke from backBrasileiroABSR22019
20146Agnaldo SilveiraWChoke from backBrasileiroABSR32019
20148Pedro EliasPedro EliasWChoke from backBrasileiroABS4F2019
20151Kaynan DuarteKaynan DuarteWChoke from backBrasileiroABSSF2019
20152Rudson MateusRudson MateusWDQBrasileiroABSF2019
20460Roberto TorralbasWTriangleWorld Champ.100KGR12019
20465Helton JoseHelton JoseWPts: 2x0World Champ.100KG4F2019
20468Luiz PanzaLuiz PanzaWTriangle armbarWorld Champ.100KGSF2019
20470Mahamed AlyMahamed AlyWChoke from backWorld Champ.100KGF2019
20490Tanner RiceTanner RiceWArmbarWorld Champ.ABSR22019
20623Roberto AbreuRoberto AbreuWLoop chokeThird Coast100KGSPF2019
21725Victor HugoVictor HugoWPts: 6x2BJJ StarsABS4F2019
21729Lucas BarbosaLucas BarbosaWPts: 9x0BJJ StarsABSSF2019
21731Gustavo BatistaGustavo BatistaWKimuraBJJ StarsABSF2019
22297Tim SpriggsTim SpriggsWChoke from backSpyder Invitational100KG4F2019
22301Erberth SantosErberth SantosWVerbal tapSpyder Invitational100KGSF2019

Nicholas Meregali Highlight Pan American 2016

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