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Pablo Mantovani

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Pablo Mantovani Dutra is a Brazilian jiu jitsu black belt under Guilherme and Guto Campos, as well as a representative of the Atos Jiu-Jitsu Academy, having also worked extensively with coach André Galvão at the team’s headquarters in San Diego, California. Mantovani is regarded as one of the top light-featherweight (64,00 kg / 141.5 lbs) athletes of his generation, having titles in important tournaments such as the IBJJF World Championships, Pan American Championships, and ADCC Trials.

Pablo Mantovani Jiu Jitsu

Full Name: Pablo Mantovani Dutra

Nickname: N/A

Lineage: Mitsuyo Maeda > Carlos Gracie > Reyson Gracie > Osvaldo Alves > Sérgio Penha > Walter Matos > Gustavo Campos > Pablo Mantovani

Main Achievements:

  • 1st Place ADCC Brazilian Trials Championship (2017)
  • 1st Place IBJJF German Nationals Championship (2017)
  • 1st Place SJJIF World Championship No-Gi (2019)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF World No-Gi Championship (2017)
  • 2nd Place ACBJJ World No-Gi Championship (2017)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF Pan Championship (2018)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF Pan Championship No-Gi (2018)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF World Championship No-Gi (2018)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF European Open (2018)

Main Achievements (Colored Belts):

  • 1st Place IBJJF World No-Gi Championship (2016 brown)
  • 1st Place IBJJF World Championship (2014 blue)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Pans Championship (2017 brown, 2015 purple)
  • 1st Place UAEJJF Brazil National Pro (2015 purple)
  • 1st Place UAEJJF Abu Dhabi World Pro (2017 brown)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Floripa International Open No-Gi (2015 purple)
  • 2nd Place UAEJJF World Pro Championship (2015 purple)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF Floripa International Open (2015 purple)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF Pans Championship (2014 blue)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF World Championship (2017/2016 brown, 2015 purple)

Favorite Position/Technique: Good All Round Game

Weight Division: Peso Pluma (64,00 kg / 141.5 lbs)

Team/Association: Atos JJ

Pablo Mantovani Biography

Pablo Mantovani Dutra was born on June 3, 1995, in Garopaba – a municipality inside the state of Santa Catarina – Southern region of Brazil, though Pablo grew up in Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul.

In 2004 Mantovani’s father, a well-known actor, started bringing Pablo to his jiu-jitsu practice on a regular basis. It didn’t take long for the dad (Marcelo) to invite Pablo to participate in the activities, a challenge enthusiastically accepted by the 8-year-old at the time.

The Campos brothers (Guto and Guilherme) at the GUETHO Jiu-Jitsu Academy were Pablo’s first instructors, guiding Mantovani’s steps in jiu-jitsu from white belt onwards. With great results from the get-go, Mantovani’s first major medal was the second place at the Brazilian Nationals in 2009 as an orange belt.

Unfortunately, the following year (2010) was one of great tragedy for the Mantovani family, when robbers shot and killed Pablo’s father during a daylight robbery in his hometown. Overwhelmed with grief, Pablo relied on jiu-jitsu to keep his focus and overcome his sorrow, an activity greatly supported by his mother Vanessa, both emotionally and financially.

With a rampant career in the lower belt divisions, Pablo started aiming for bigger goals, and in 2012 he decided to attend the Atos camp at the team’s headquarters in San Diego – California, ahead of the IBJJF World Championships. He returned the following years with this fruitful relationship with André Galvão growing stronger with each passing tournament.

His time focussing 100% on jiu-jitsu led to great results. During the 2016-2017 BJJ season, as a brown belt, Pablo conquered numerous important titles including the IBJJF World No-Gi Championship, the IBJJF Pan American Championship, the UAEJJF World Abu Dhabi Pro as well as the ADCC Brazilian Trials in São Paulo. These incredible achievements helped cement the case for his promotion, which happened while at the podium of the World Championship (June 2017) from the hands of Guilherme and Guto Campos.

Cover photo by Bruna Letícia – IG: @bruna_leticiananik

Pablo Mantovani Grappling Record

    22 (52%)
    1 (2%)
    16 (38%)
    2 (5%)
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    1 (2%)


Choke from back
    13 (72%)
    2 (11%)
    0 (0%)
    3 (17%)
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)


Pablo Mantovani Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
13405Fernando PenaLPointsACBJJ World65KGF2017
13853AJ AgazarmAJ AgazarmLReferee DecisionADCC66KGSF2017
13854Paulo MiyaoPaulo MiyaoLPts: 10x0ADCC66KG3RD2017
14532Paulo MiyaoPaulo MiyaoLPts: 2x0ACB JJ Worlds65KGF2017
14583Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoLPts: 4x2NoGi Worlds67KGF2017
14808Hiago GeorgeHiago GeorgeLReferee DecisionEuropean Open64KGSF2018
15107Paulo MiyaoPaulo MiyaoLPts: 4x4, AdvContinental Pro69KGF2018
15277Joao MiyaoJoao MiyaoLPts: 6x4Pan American64KGF2018
16350Tiago BarrosTiago BarrosLPts: 2x0World Champ.64KGR22018
16702Kennedy MacielKennedy MacielLPts: 2x0ACBJJ World65KG4F2018
17285Ian SandersIan SandersLPts: 2x2, AdvNo Gi Pan Am.67KGF2018
18432Kennedy MacielKennedy MacielLPts: 5x0NoGi Worlds67KGSF2018
19809Joao MiyaoJoao MiyaoLPts: 4x2WP BR Qualifier62KGF2019
20217Richar NogueiraRichar NogueiraLPts: 4x2San Diego Open70KGSF2019
20347Paulo MiyaoPaulo MiyaoLPts: 7x2World Champ.64KG4F2019
21588T. RuotoloLReferee DecisionADCC66KG4F2019
22124Isaac DoederleinIsaac DoederleinLPts: 4x2SJJIF Worlds70KGSF2019
22144Isaac DoederleinIsaac DoederleinLPts: 8x2SJJIF Worlds77KGSF2019
13846E. ElglandWPts: 2x0ADCC66KGE12017
13850Augusto MendesAugusto MendesWReferee DecisionADCC66KG4F2017
14005Marko JokmanovicWChoke from backGerman Nationals70KGF2017
14020Chango EerselWKneebarGerman NoGi79KGSF2017
14021Benedikt SchotthöferWPointsGerman NoGi79KGF2017
14026German LederWRNCGerman NoGiABSR12017
14027UnknownWRNCGerman NoGiABS4F2017
14343K. NikolopoulosWPts: 26x0Madrid Open70KGF2017
14531Alexandre VieiraAlexandre VieiraWPts: 15x0ACB JJ Worlds65KGSF2017
14575C. KhanWRNCNoGi Worlds67KGR12017
14578I. PhyllipWPts: 2x0NoGi Worlds67KG4F2017
14581Gianni GrippoGianni GrippoWPts: 2x0NoGi Worlds67KGSF2017
14806Mani TavanaeiWPts: 0x0, AdvEuropean Open64KG4F2018
15106Thiago BritoWPts: 4x2Continental Pro69KGSF2018
15154Ram AnandaWReferee DecisionMexico Winter Open70KGSF2018
15155Juan CalderonWChoke from backMexico Winter Open70KGF2018
15273E. VezeguiellianWChoke from backPan American64KG4F2018
15276Rene LopezWPts: 2x0Pan American64KGSF2018
16223Bruno ValdivinoWChoke from backSan Diego Open70KG4F2018
16225Brandon WalenskyBrandon WalenskyWPts: 10x0San Diego Open70KGSF2018
16240Gabriel MarangoniGabriel MarangoniWPointsACBJJ 1365KGSPF2018
16252Andre PontesWPts: 2x0ACB North America65KGSF2018
16253Vitor MoraesWPts: 4x0ACB North America65KGF2018
16345Tadashi TakashimaWWristlockWorld Champ.64KGR12018
16581Kaio FonsecaWRNCAmerican Nat. NG67KGSF2018
16582EduardoYezeguieWRNCAmerican Nat. NG67KGF2018
17284Adam BenayounAdam BenayounWKneebarNo Gi Pan Am.67KGSF2018
18427Cole FransonCole FransonWPts: 6x2NoGi Worlds67KGR22018
18431Samir ChantreSamir ChantreWPts: 2x0NoGi Worlds67KG4F2018
19808Luiz EduardoWPts: 6x0WP BR Qualifier62KGSF2019
20158Brandon WalkerWPointsDallas Spring Open70KGSF2019
20241Geoff VillarealWPts: 10x0San Diego NGO67KGSF2019
20242Kaio AbrantesWDQSan Diego NGO67KGF2019
20344Takuto KakoWChoke from backWorld Champ.64KGR22019
20722Andre PontesWKneebarF2W Pro 11765KGSPF2019
21016Richard TurnerWOmoplataSeattle OpenABS4F2019
21583Thomas HalpinThomas HalpinWPts: 13x0ADCC66KGR12019
22126Richard AlvarezWOmoplataSJJIF Worlds70KG3RD2019
22147Jesse MoralesWPts: 10x0SJJIF World NG73KGSF2019
22148Corey BrownWPts: 11x0SJJIF World NG73KGF2019
22150Geoffrey VillarrealWPts: 27x0SJJIF World NGABSSF2019
22151Cole FransonCole FransonWPts: 2x0SJJIF World NGABSF2019

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