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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: 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)
  • 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.

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
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
Helton Jose W 0 1 0 World RR 2017
Lucas Leite W 3 0 0 World 4F 2017
Dimitrius Souza W 0 2 0 World RR 2017
Marcus Almeida L 0 1 0 World RR 2018
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
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
Luiz Panza W 2 0 0 World RR 2019
Helton Jose W 0 1 0 World 4F 2019

Nicholas Meregali Grappling Record

53 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    7 (13%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    4 (8%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    40 (75%)
  • BY DECISION
    1 (2%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    1 (2%)

40 SUBMISSIONS WINS

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Choke from back
40
16
#86e620
Triangle
15
6
#5AD3D1
Armbar
13
5
#d1212a
Loop choke
10
4
#fad11b
Kimura
8
3
#f58822
Arm in Ezekiel
5
2
#224aba
Katagatame
3
1
#ff9124
Submission
3
1
#bf1f6c
Triangle armbar
3
1
#22c9a5
Verbal tap
3
1
40
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
12 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    9 (75%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    1 (8%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    0 (0%)
  • BY DECISION
    2 (17%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

0 SUBMISSION LOSSES

Nicholas Meregali Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
12102Leandro LoLeandro LoLPts: 3x0Pan AmericanABSSF2017
12225Leandro LoLeandro LoLPts: 2x0Pan American94KG4F2017
13025Joao RochaJoao RochaLPts: 3x2World Champ.ABS8F2017
16299Victor HonorioVictor HonorioLPts: 5x2BrasileiroABSSF2018
16588Mahamed AlyMahamed AlyLPts: 5x0World Champ.100KGSF2018
16627Marcus AlmeidaMarcus AlmeidaLPts: 5x2World Champ.ABSSF2018
16734Joao RochaJoao RochaLPointsACBJJ 14O95KGSPF2018
17805Kaynan DuarteKaynan DuarteLReferee DecisionWSOG 2O81KG8F2018
20718Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusLPts: 2x0World Champ.ABS4F2019
22632Kaynan DuarteKaynan DuarteLReferee DecisionSpyder Invitational100KGF2019
23261Victor HugoVictor HugoLPts: 2x0Whos N1ABSSPF2020
25050Gutemberg PereiraGutemberg PereiraLPts: 0x0, AdvBJJ Stars 596KG4F2021
11812Maik MatosWTriangleManaus Nat. Pro94KGR12017
11814Tyron GonzalvesWChoke from backManaus Nat. Pro94KG4F2017
11816Marcus ReisWChoke from backManaus Nat. Pro94KGSF2017
11817Alexandre RibeiroAlexandre RibeiroWAdvManaus Nat. Pro94KGF2017
12094Otavio NalatiWLoop chokePan AmericanABS8F2017
12100Mahamed AlyMahamed AlyWChoke from backPan AmericanABS4F2017
13015Arnaldo MaidanaArnaldo MaidanaWPts: 10x0World Champ.ABSR12017
13179Helton JoseHelton JoseWTriangleWorld Champ.94KG8F2017
13186Lucas LeiteLucas LeiteWChoke from backWorld Champ.94KG4F2017
13190Dimitrius SouzaDimitrius SouzaWTriangleWorld Champ.94KGSF2017
13192Leandro LoLeandro LoWPts: 2x0World Champ.94KGF2017
16273Eduardo SarkissiWArmbarBrasileiro100KGR12018
16276Rafael SilvaWChoke from backBrasileiro100KG4F2018
16278Rodrigo RibeiroRodrigo RibeiroWChoke from backBrasileiro100KGSF2018
16279Igor SchneiderIgor SchneiderWArm in EzekielBrasileiro100KGF2018
16290Raphael BragaWKatagatameBrasileiroABSR12018
16293Jonas CamposWArmbarBrasileiroABS8F2018
16296Fellipe AndrewFellipe AndrewWArmbarBrasileiroABS4F2018
16586Igor SchneiderIgor SchneiderWTriangleWorld Champ.100KG4F2018
16603Pedro PalharesWChoke from backWorld Champ.ABSRD2018
16622R. EvangelistaR. EvangelistaWKimuraWorld Champ.ABS8F2018
16623Felipe PenaFelipe PenaWArm in EzekielWorld Champ.ABS4F2018
19310Leandro LoLeandro LoWPts: 4x0BJJ Stars100KGSPF2019
20314Paulo DantasWKimuraBrasileiro100KGR12019
20321Hugo LeonardoWSubmissionBrasileiro100KG4F2019
20325Rodrigo RodriguesWPts: 0x0, AdvBrasileiro100KGSF2019
20326Fellipe AndrewFellipe AndrewWChoke from backBrasileiro100KGF2019
20345Henrique RiedlingerWChoke from backBrasileiroABSR22019
20358Agnaldo SilveiraWChoke from backBrasileiroABSR32019
20360Pedro EliasPedro EliasWChoke from backBrasileiroABS4F2019
20363Kaynan DuarteKaynan DuarteWChoke from backBrasileiroABSSF2019
20364Rudson MateusRudson MateusWDQBrasileiroABSF2019
20680Roberto TorralbasWTriangleWorld Champ.100KGR12019
20685Helton JoseHelton JoseWPts: 2x0World Champ.100KG4F2019
20688Luiz PanzaLuiz PanzaWTriangle armbarWorld Champ.100KGSF2019
20690Mahamed AlyMahamed AlyWChoke from backWorld Champ.100KGF2019
20710Tanner RiceTanner RiceWArmbarWorld Champ.ABSR22019
20847Roberto AbreuRoberto AbreuWLoop chokeThird Coast100KGSPF2019
22000Victor HugoVictor HugoWPts: 6x2BJJ StarsABS4F2019
22004Lucas BarbosaLucas BarbosaWPts: 9x0BJJ StarsABSSF2019
22006Gustavo BatistaGustavo BatistaWKimuraBJJ StarsABSF2019
22626Tim SpriggsTim SpriggsWChoke from backSpyder Invitational100KG4F2019
22630Erberth SantosErberth SantosWVerbal tapSpyder Invitational100KGSF2019
23890Leandro LoLeandro LoD---BJJ BetABSSPF2020
27034Rider ZuchiRider ZuchiWPts: 2x0BJJ Bet98KGSPF2021
29370Marlon TanakaWTriangleWorld Champ.ABS8F2021
29374Victor HugoVictor HugoWPts: 2x2, AdvWorld Champ.ABS4F2021
29379Kaynan DuarteKaynan DuarteWReferee DecisionWorld Champ.ABSSF2021
29525Robert AbreuWLoop chokeWorld Champ.O100KG4F2021
29528Victor HugoVictor HugoWPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Champ.O100KGSF2021
31188Arnaldo MaidanaArnaldo MaidanaWArmbarWNOO92KGSPF2022
32081Marcos CarrozzinoWChoke from backBrasileiro100KG4F2022
32084Marcus RibeiroMarcus RibeiroWLoop chokeBrasileiro100KGSF2022
32086Fellipe AndrewFellipe AndrewWChoke from backBrasileiro100KGF2022

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