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Nick Calvanese

Nick Calvanese

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Nick Calvanese is a Brazilian jiu jitsu black belt under Jared Weiner and a member of the BJJ United / TAC Team in the sport’s international circuit. A former wrestling stand-out from the East Coast of the United States, Calvanese made a name in jiu jitsu through his victories in important tournaments such as the IBJJF New York Spring Open, World and Pan American No-Gi Championships.

Nicholas Calvanese Jiu Jitsu

Full Name: Nicholas Patrick Calvanese

Nickname: N/A

Lineage:  Mitsuyo Maeda > Carlos GracieHelio GracieRickson GracieJorge Pereira > Leo Dalla > Lloyd Irvin > Jared Weiner > Nick Calvanese

Main Achievements:

  • IBJJF NY Spring Open Champion (2017)
  • IBJJF Pans No-Gi 2nd Place (2018)
  • Marianas Invitational 2nd Place (2017)

Main Achievements (Colored Belts):

  • IBJJF NYC Pro Champion (2015** brown)
  • IBJJF Boston International Open Champion (2015 brown)
  • IBJJF World No-Gi Championship Runner-up (2015 brown)
  • IBJJF Pans No-Gi Championship Runner-up (2015 brown)
  • IBJJF Boston Summer Open Championship 3rd Place (2015* brown)

* Absolute
** Weight and absolute

Favorite Position/Technique: Pressure Passing

Weight Division: Meio Pesado (88,30 kg / 195.0 lbs)

Team/Association: BJJ United

Nick Calvanese Biography

Nick Calvanese was born on May 16, 1987 in Abington, Pennsylvania – United States, growing up in neighbouring Horsham.

Wrestling was instilled in Calvanese at a young age. By the time he was 6 years old Nick was already grappling on a regular basis, and although he enjoyed it thoroughly, his training came to an end during middle school.

Calvanese returned to wrestling in his sophomore year, competing for the Hatboro Horsham Hatters Wrestling team. A late bloomer, Nick reached peak performance during his senior year, being one match short from qualifying for the PIAA state tournament.

In around late 2009 – early 2010 Nick and his brother Steven decided it would be a good idea to start playing a sport together – an excuse to spend more time with each other. They found jiu jitsu interesting and sought out a club where they could train, finding it in Jared Weiner‘s BJJ United.

In the sport of wrestling Nick always admired the Iowa Hawkeyes gritty mentality. He found this same grinding, forward moving philosophy in Weiner’s classroom and ended up progressing with his brother in the sport of jiu jitsu, side by side with the team.

During June 2016, after both Nick and his brother Steve finished competing at the IBJJF World Championships, coach Jared Weiner promoted the Calvanese brothers to black belt. On Nick’s very first competition as a black belt (2017 IBJJF NY Spring Open), he proved to be deserving of his new rank, defeating two well regarded athletes in Pedro Peres and Diego Ramalho before conquering his first gold medal in the division.

Nick Calvanese Grappling Record

17 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    8 (47%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    0 (0%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    7 (41%)
  • BY DECISION
    2 (12%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

7 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Choke from back
29
2
#86e620
Japanese necktie
29
2
#5AD3D1
Bow and arrow
14
1
#d1212a
Darce choke
14
1
#fad11b
Kimura
14
1
7
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
11 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    1 (9%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    2 (18%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    4 (36%)
  • BY DECISION
    4 (36%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

4 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
Choke from back
25
1
#86e620
Submission
25
1
#5AD3D1
Triangle
25
1
#d1212a
Short choke
25
1
4
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Nick Calvanese Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
12713Felipe PenaFelipe PenaLChoke from backMarianasO82KGF2017
13273DJ JacksonDJ JacksonLPts: 0x0, AdvNY Summer Open88KGSF2017
13695Matt LeightonMatt LeightonLReferee DecisionF2W Pro 49ABSSPF2017
14998Matheus DinizMatheus DinizLSubmissionContinental Pro85KGF2018
15641Craig JonesCraig JonesLTriangleKasai Pro 284KGRR2018
15645Dante LeonDante LeonLShort chokeKasai Pro 284KGRR2018
15725DJ JacksonDJ JacksonLReferee DecisionF2W Pro 7184KGSPF2018
16678Gilbert BurnsGilbert BurnsLReferee DecisionF2W Pro 8188KGSPF2018
17154Marcos TinocoMarcos TinocoLReferee DecisionNo Gi Pan Am.85KGF2018
18282Gabriel ArgesGabriel ArgesLPts: 2x2, AdvNoGi Worlds85KGR22018
18334Roberto AbreuRoberto AbreuLPts: 10x0NoGi WorldsABSR12018
12270Pedro PeresWPts: 5x0NY Spring Open88KG4F2017
12272Richard BoucherWBow and arrowNY Spring Open88KGSF2017
12274Diego RamalhoDiego RamalhoWChoke from backNY Spring Open88KGF2017
12324Jonovan WebbWReferee DecisionF2W Pro 3182KGSPF2017
12708Bryant PangelinanWChoke from backMarianasO82KG4F2017
13261Jordan LutskyWJapanese necktieF2W Pro 40N/ASPF2017
13271Tyler StepeWJapanese necktieNY Summer Open88KG4F2017
14995Diogo SampaioDiogo SampaioWPts: 5x0Continental Pro85KG4F2018
14996Jonathan SatavaJonathan SatavaWPts: 6x2Continental Pro85KGSF2018
15479Juan QuispeWPts: 14x0Kasai Qualifier85KG4F2018
15484Matthew MartinezWPts: 13x0Kasai Qualifier85KGSF2018
15485Pierre LeclercWPointsKasai Qualifier85KGF2018
15644Michael PerezMichael PerezWPts: 4x2Kasai Pro 284KGRR2018
17151Vinicius CanabarroWDarce chokeNo Gi Pan Am.85KG4F2018
17152Michael PerezMichael PerezWPts: 2x0No Gi Pan Am.85KGSF2018
17664Ed SheridanWKimuraF2W Pro 9083KGSPF2018
17718Devhonte JohnsonDevhonte JohnsonWReferee DecisionF2W Pro 91ABSSPF2018

Nick Calvanese vs Diego Ramalho

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