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Osamah Almarwai, commonly known as Osa, is a jiu-jitsu black belt under André Galvão and a representative of the Atos Academy in the sport’s global circuit. Osamah Almarwai is also the first BJJ black belt from the Republic of Yemen, and the first Yemen citizen to win an International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation (IBJJF) World title, which Osa conquered in 2021 in the brown belt roosterweight division.

Osamah Almarwai Jiu-Jitsu

Full Name: Osamah Ali Almarwai

Nickname: “Osa”, which is a play on his name Osamah, and the word “Osu”, a commonly known greeting used in martial arts.

Lineage: Carlos Gracie Reyson Gracie > Osvaldo Alves > Luis Dagmar >André Galvão > Osamah Almarwai

Main Achievements:

  • 1st Place IBJJF World Championship NOGI (2022)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Pans Championship NOGI (2022)
  • 1st Place IBJJF American Nationals NOGI (2022)
  • 1st Place IBJJF World Master (2022)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF American Nationals (2022)
  • 3rd Place ADCC Las Vegas Open (2022)

Main Achievements (Colored Belts):

  • #1 IBJJF Rooster Weight No-Gi Rankings (2021 brown)
  • 1st Place IBJJF World Championship NOGI (2021 brown)
  • 1st Place IBJJF American Nationals (2021 brown)
  • 1st Place IBJJF American Nationals NOGI (2021 brown)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF Pans Championship NOGI (2020 brown)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF Pan Championship (2021 brown)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF World Championship (2021 brown)

Favorite Position/Technique: Well Rounded

Weight Division: Peso Galo (57,50 kg / 127.0 lbs)

Team/Association: Atos JJ

Osamah Almarwai Biography

Osamah Almarwai was born on April 11, 1992, in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Despite being born in The Land Of The Two Mosques, “Osa” was registered as a Yemeni (citizen of Yemen) due to his parents being of Saudi Arabia’s neighboring country.

Growing up Osa was a big fan of football (soccer) and an avid player with aspirations to become a professional athlete. Although aspiring to become a footballer, Almarwai did dab into the world of martial arts for a very short while during his early teens, first through taekwondo and later with jiu-jitsu, though the full extent of these experiences lasted a mere 2 months.

During his late teens, Osamah Almarwai moved to the United States to study the English language, staying in Orlando, Florida. While in America, Osa wanted to practice a sport to keep active and decided to try the free jiu-jitsu classes on offer at his university. Although short, the experience was very positive and led him to continue his training upon the return to Jeddah, training alongside his brother, Almohanad at a gym led by Mohammed Dabbas.

Osa trained in Saudi Arabia for 7 years, from 2011-2018, being coached by Mohammed Dabbas, Gerardo Dudamell – who awarded Almarwai his purple belt – and Karim Shah who promoted the Yemeni athlete to the brown belt rank before he moved once again to the US.

Arriving in Florida, Almarwai trained with Fight Sports before he was transferred to California where he joined the Atos Headquarters crew. At the time, Osa arrived during the 2019 ADCC camp and felt as though there was no tougher training room in the world, a sentiment that led him to settle in San Diego.

Despite working full-time in the industrial engineering industry as an analyst, Osa was able to show continued progress on the mats and positive results in the competitive arena. These led to Osamah Almarwai’s black belt promotion during the early weeks of 2022 from the hands of André Galvão.

Osamah Almarwai Grappling Record

23 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    12 (52%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    1 (4%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    9 (39%)
  • BY DECISION
    1 (4%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

9 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Anaconda choke
33
3
#86e620
Katagatame
22
2
#5AD3D1
RNC
22
2
#d1212a
Calf slicer
11
1
#fad11b
Botinha
11
1
9
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
10 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    2 (20%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    2 (20%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    4 (40%)
  • BY DECISION
    2 (20%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

4 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
Armbar
50
2
#86e620
Triangle
25
1
#5AD3D1
RNC
25
1
4
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Osamah Almarwai Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
31605Bebeto OliveiraLPts: 8x4Pan American57KG4F2022
32433Thalison SoaresThalison SoaresLPointsSD Open58KGF2022
32859Jonas AndradeJonas AndradeLTriangleWorld Champ.57KGR12022
33389Frank CespedesFrank CespedesLPts: 12x12, AdvAmerican Nat.58KGF2022
34923Sebastian OyervidezLArmbarADCC Vegas60KGSF2022
40122Mikey MusumeciMikey MusumeciLRNCOne FC57KGSPF2023
40284Zayed AlkatheeriZayed AlkatheeriLPts: 2x2, AdvWorld Champ.58KGR12023
45658Tadiyah DanforthTadiyah DanforthLReferee DecisionNoGi World55KGR12023
47204Cleber SousaCleber SousaLArmbarOne FCNASPF2024
48860Zayed AlkatheeriZayed AlkatheeriLReferee DecisionKarate CombatNASPF2024
29960Dustin OrdinarioWPts: 14x0Austin WO58KGSF2022
29961Dean LewisWKatagatameAustin WO58KGF2022
30763Jorge VasquezWPts: 6x2Dallas Open57KGSF2022
30765Henrique RossiWPts: 2x0Dallas Open57KGF2022
30933Frank CespedesFrank CespedesWPts: 4x2LA Open57KGF2022
31602Marko OikaraineWPts: 16x0Pan American57KGR12022
32476Scott FinchWAnaconda chokeSD NGO55KGSF2022
32477Willis NunesWillis NunesWRNCSD NGO55KGF2022
32616Dustin OrdinarioWRNCDenver Open58KGRR2022
32618Frank CespedesFrank CespedesWPts: 6x4Denver Open58KGF2022
33467Nobohiro SawadaWPts: 2x0American NGN55KGF2022
33857Antonio VilliatoraWPts: 6x0Phoenix Open57KGF2022
34563Ron HendersonWReferee DecisionF2W 209N/ASPF2022
34917Estevan MartinezEstevan MartinezWKatagatameADCC Vegas60KG8F2022
34920Leo EspinozaWAnaconda chokeADCC Vegas60KG4F2022
34925Adrian CordovaWCalf slicerADCC Vegas60KG3RD2022
35513Justin OrdinarioWAnaconda chokeNoGi Pan56KG4F2022
35515Chris TranChris TranWPts: 2x0NoGi Pan56KGSF2022
35517Henrique RossiWPts: 10x0NoGi Pan56KGF2022
36819Henrique RossiWBotinhaNoGi Worlds55KG4F2022
36820Coco IzutsuWPts: 6x4NoGi Worlds55KGSF2022
36822Roiter LimaRoiter LimaWPts: 0x0, AdvNoGi Worlds55KGF2022
49914Samuel MarquezWPts: 6x4SDiego SPO58KGF2024
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