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Pablo Popovitch is a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu black belt and one of the most successful submission wrestlers in the world. An ADCC (Abu Dhabi Combat Club) Champion in 2009, Popovitch is also a World Nogi Champion (2010) and though mostly regarded as a no-gi orientated competitor, Pablo has also medalled with the gi. Pablo Popovitch also runs a successful career as a coach with several black belts under his guidance. In 2010 Pablo was awarded the ‘BJJ Fighter of the Year’ award by Gracie Mag – A magazine specialized in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.

Pablo Popovitch Jiu Jitsu

Full Name: Pablo Popovitch

Nickname: n/a

Lineage: Mitsuyo Maeda > Carlos Gracie > Crolin Gracie > Jorge Popovitch > Pablo Popovitch

Main Titles:

  • ADCC Champion (2009)
  • World Nogi Champion (2010, 2007, 2012)
  • Pan American No Gi Champion (2010 weight and absolute, 2008)
  • Grapplers Quest Pro Allstar Champion (2009)
  • NAGA Champion (2007, 2001 advanced)
  • NAGA Superfight Champion (2x 2005, 2x 2004, 2003)
  • Grapplers Quest Superfight Champion (2010, 2004)
  • Copa America Champion (2010 absolute – CBJJE)

Weight Division: Medio (82kg-181lbs)

Favourite Technique: Double Leg Takedown, Guard Pass

Team/Association: Team Popovitch/ The Avengers

Pablo Popovitch Biography

Pablo Popovitch was born on September 9, 1979 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The Popovitch’s were very involved with Jiu Jitsu, Pablo’s father, Jorge Popovitch, had been practicing Jiu Jitsu for a long time, while his aunt was married to Crolin Gracie. With such tight connections, it didn’t come as a surprise that Pablo would start practicing at the age of 5, his father enlisted him in the academy that would later become Gracie Barra in Barra da Tijuca, Brazil, where Jean Jacques Machado and Carlos “Soneca” Machado were the coaches.

In 1995 when Pablo Popovitch was 15 years old, the Popovitch family moved to Florida. He didn’t have many experienced training partners (mainly his dad and Carlson Gracie on occasion) trained Jiu Jitsu. When attending high school in Florida, Pablo was introduced to college wrestling a style he brought to his BJJ game with excellence. It was also around the same time that Pablo’s father Jorge Popovitch opened the BJJ Centre in Fort Lauderdale, an academy that still runs today, led by father and son.

Pablo Popovitch Grappling Record

41 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    31 (76%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    3 (7%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    5 (12%)
  • BY DECISION
    2 (5%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

5 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
RNC
80
4
#86e620
Toe hold
20
1
5
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
13 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    6 (46%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    0 (0%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    6 (46%)
  • BY DECISION
    1 (8%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

6 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
Triangle
17
1
#86e620
Wristlock
17
1
#5AD3D1
North south choke
17
1
#d1212a
Toe Hold
17
1
#fad11b
Verbal tap
17
1
#f58822
Submission
17
1
6
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Pablo Popovitch Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
723Alexandre RibeiroAlexandre RibeiroLTriangleGrapplers QuestABS4F2002
775Vitor ShaolinVitor ShaolinLPointsADCC77KG4F2003
1180Marcelo GarciaMarcelo GarciaLWristlockADCC77KGF2005
1687Marcelo GarciaMarcelo GarciaLNorth south chokeADCC77KGF2007
3251Andre GalvaoAndre GalvaoLPts: 2x0ADCC88KGSF2011
3283Andre GalvaoAndre GalvaoLToe HoldADCCABSF2011
3350Rafael LovatoRafael LovatoLPts: 4x0No Gi Worlds88KGF2011
4179Ezra LenonLPointsNoGi Pan American88KGSF2012
4971Rafael LovatoRafael LovatoLPointsADCC88KGSF2013
4973Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusLVerbal tapADCC88KG3PLC2013
11249Thiago PessoaLPts: 2x0AD Grand Slam NG92KGF2017
12138Thiago SaThiago SaLReferee DecisionEuropean NoGi92KGF2017
13601Kaynan D.LSubmissionADCC88KGE12017
773Marcio FeitosaMarcio FeitosaWPointsADCC77KGR12003
953Kenny FlorianWPointsGQ USA TrialsN/ASF2003
955N. PhungephornWPointsGQ USA TrialsN/AF2003
1097Chris BowlesWPointsTexas Challenge78KG4F2004
1098Eric DavilaWPointsTexas Challenge78KGSF2004
1099Diego SanchezWPointsTexas Challenge78KGF2004
1172Renzo GracieRenzo GracieWPts: 4x0ADCC77KGR12005
1176Roan JucaoWPts: 2x0ADCC77KG4F2005
1177Jake ShieldsJake ShieldsWPts: 5x0ADCC77KGSF2005
1566Gary GrateWPts: 2x0GQ All Star Pro81KG4F2007
1568Sean SpranglerWPts: 2x0GQ All Star Pro81KGSF2007
1569Saulo RibeiroSaulo RibeiroWPts: 0x0, AdvGQ All Star Pro81KGF2007
1679Eric DahlbergWPointsADCC77KGR12007
1686Andre GalvaoAndre GalvaoWPointsADCC77KGSF2007
1803Daniel MoraesDaniel MoraesWPointsWorld NoGi79KGF2007
2232Don OrtegaWRNCADCC77KGR12009
2238Ben AskrenWToe holdADCC77KG4F2009
2239Gregor GracieGregor GracieWPts: 3x0ADCC77KGSF2009
2242Marcelo GarciaMarcelo GarciaWPts: 3x0ADCC77KGF2009
2597Ben BaxterBen BaxterWRNCNo Gi Worlds86KG4F2010
2599Murilo SantanaMurilo SantanaWPointsNo Gi Worlds86KGSF2010
2600Daniel MoraesDaniel MoraesWPts: 6x0No Gi Worlds86KGF2010
2611Flavio AlmeidaFlavio AlmeidaWPts: 2x0No Gi WorldsABS8F2010
2615Caio TerraCaio TerraWRNCNo Gi WorldsABS4F2010
2761Lucas LepriLucas LepriWAdvUFC ExpoABSSPF2010
3206Zbigniew TyszkaWPointsADCC88KGR12011
3236Sergio MoraesSergio MoraesWPts: 2x0ADCC88KG4F2011
3258Rafael LovatoRafael LovatoWPointsADCC88KG3PLC2011
3270Janne-PekkaWPointsADCCABSR12011
3276Victor EstimaVictor EstimaWPts: 2x0ADCCABS4F2011
3281Alexandre RibeiroAlexandre RibeiroWReferee DecisionADCCABSSF2011
3325Ben BaxterBen BaxterWPts: 2x0No Gi Worlds88KG4F2011
3340UnknownWPts: 2x0No Gi Worlds88KGSF2011
4208Bruno AntunesWPts: 2x0NoGi Worlds88KG4F2012
4210Ezra LenonWPts: 0x0, AdvNoGi Worlds88KGSF2012
4212Romulo BarralRomulo BarralWPts: 3x0NoGi Worlds88KGF2012
4960Doorwang JeonWPts: 3x0ADCC88KGR12013
4968David AvellanWPointsADCC88KG4F2013
6301Eduardo RiosD---PolarisABSSPF2015
7823Zbigniew TyszkaWRNCADCC88KGR12015
11247Bruno OliveiraWPointsAD Grand Slam NG92KGSF2017
12136Adam WardzinskiAdam WardzinskiWReferee DecisionEuropean NoGi92KGSF2017

 

 

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