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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.

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

Main Achievements:

  • 1st Place Austin 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

15 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    8 (53%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    0 (0%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    6 (40%)
  • BY DECISION
    1 (7%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

6 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Anaconda choke
33
2
#86e620
RNC
33
2
#5AD3D1
Katagatame
33
2
6
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
5 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    2 (40%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    1 (20%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    2 (40%)
  • BY DECISION
    0 (0%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

2 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
Armbar
50
1
#86e620
Triangle
50
1
2
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Osamah Almarwai Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
31514Bebeto OliveiraLPts: 8x4Pan American57KG4F2022
32330Thalison SoaresThalison SoaresLPointsSD Open58KGF2022
32751Jonas AndradeJonas AndradeLTriangleWorld Champ.57KGR12022
33271Frank CespedesFrank CespedesLPts: 12x12, AdvAmerican Nat.58KGF2022
34772Sebastian OyervidezLArmbarADCC Vegas60KGSF2022
29879Dustin OrdinarioWPts: 14x0Austin WO58KGSF2022
29880Dean LewisWKatagatameAustin WO58KGF2022
30674Jorge VasquezWPts: 6x2Dallas Open57KGSF2022
30676Henrique RossiWPts: 2x0Dallas Open57KGF2022
30843Frank CespedesFrank CespedesWPts: 4x2LA Open57KGF2022
31511Marko OikaraineWPts: 16x0Pan American57KGR12022
32373Scott FinchWAnaconda chokeSD NGO55KGSF2022
32374Willis NunesWillis NunesWRNCSD NGO55KGF2022
32513Dustin OrdinarioWRNCDenver Open58KGRR2022
32515Frank CespedesFrank CespedesWPts: 6x4Denver Open58KGF2022
33349Nobohiro SawadaWPts: 2x0American NGN55KGF2022
33712Antonio VilliatoraWPts: 6x0Phoenix Open57KGF2022
34412Ron HendersonWReferee DecisionF2W 209N/ASPF2022
34766Estevan MartinezEstevan MartinezWKatagatameADCC Vegas60KG8F2022
34769Leo EspinozaWAnaconda chokeADCC Vegas60KG4F2022
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