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Pablo Popovitch

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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
12 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    6 (50%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    0 (0%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    5 (42%)
  • BY DECISION
    1 (8%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

5 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
Triangle
20
1
#86e620
Wristlock
20
1
#5AD3D1
North south choke
20
1
#d1212a
Toe Hold
20
1
#fad11b
Verbal tap
20
1
5
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Pablo Popovitch Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
727Alexandre RibeiroAlexandre RibeiroLTriangleGrapplers QuestABS4F2002
779Vitor ShaolinVitor ShaolinLPointsADCC77KG4F2003
1184Marcelo GarciaMarcelo GarciaLWristlockADCC77KGF2005
1692Marcelo GarciaMarcelo GarciaLNorth south chokeADCC77KGF2007
3285Andre GalvaoAndre GalvaoLPts: 2x0ADCC88KGSF2011
3319Andre GalvaoAndre GalvaoLToe HoldADCCABSF2011
3386Rafael LovatoRafael LovatoLPts: 4x0No Gi Worlds88KGF2011
4214Ezra LenonLPointsNoGi Pan American88KGSF2012
5018Rafael LovatoRafael LovatoLPointsADCC88KGSF2013
5020Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusLVerbal tapADCC88KG3PLC2013
11441Thiago PessoaLPts: 2x0AD Grand Slam NG92KGF2017
12363Thiago SaThiago SaLReferee DecisionEuropean NoGi92KGF2017
777Marcio FeitosaMarcio FeitosaWPointsADCC77KGR12003
957Kenny FlorianWPointsGQ USA TrialsN/ASF2003
959N. PhungephornWPointsGQ USA TrialsN/AF2003
1101Chris BowlesWPointsTexas Challenge78KG4F2004
1102Eric DavilaWPointsTexas Challenge78KGSF2004
1103Diego SanchezWPointsTexas Challenge78KGF2004
1176Renzo GracieRenzo GracieWPts: 4x0ADCC77KGR12005
1180Roan JucaoWPts: 2x0ADCC77KG4F2005
1181Jake ShieldsJake ShieldsWPts: 5x0ADCC77KGSF2005
1571Gary GrateWPts: 2x0GQ All Star Pro81KG4F2007
1573Sean SpranglerWPts: 2x0GQ All Star Pro81KGSF2007
1574Saulo RibeiroSaulo RibeiroWPts: 0x0, AdvGQ All Star Pro81KGF2007
1684Eric DahlbergWPointsADCC77KGR12007
1691Andre GalvaoAndre GalvaoWPointsADCC77KGSF2007
1812Daniel MoraesDaniel MoraesWPointsWorld NoGi79KGF2007
2247Don OrtegaWRNCADCC77KGR12009
2253Ben AskrenWToe holdADCC77KG4F2009
2254Gregor GracieGregor GracieWPts: 3x0ADCC77KGSF2009
2257Marcelo GarciaMarcelo GarciaWPts: 3x0ADCC77KGF2009
2613Ben BaxterBen BaxterWRNCNo Gi Worlds86KG4F2010
2615Murilo SantanaMurilo SantanaWPointsNo Gi Worlds86KGSF2010
2616Daniel MoraesDaniel MoraesWPts: 6x0No Gi Worlds86KGF2010
2627Flavio AlmeidaFlavio AlmeidaWPts: 2x0No Gi WorldsABS8F2010
2631Caio TerraCaio TerraWRNCNo Gi WorldsABS4F2010
2779Lucas LepriLucas LepriWAdvUFC ExpoABSSPF2010
3240Zbigniew TyszkaWPointsADCC88KGR12011
3270Sergio MoraesSergio MoraesWPts: 2x0ADCC88KG4F2011
3292Rafael LovatoRafael LovatoWPointsADCC88KG3PLC2011
3306Janne-PekkaWPointsADCCABSR12011
3312Victor EstimaVictor EstimaWPts: 2x0ADCCABS4F2011
3317Alexandre RibeiroAlexandre RibeiroWReferee DecisionADCCABSSF2011
3361Ben BaxterBen BaxterWPts: 2x0No Gi Worlds88KG4F2011
3376UnknownWPts: 2x0No Gi Worlds88KGSF2011
4243Bruno AntunesWPts: 2x0NoGi Worlds88KG4F2012
4245Ezra LenonWPts: 0x0, AdvNoGi Worlds88KGSF2012
4247Romulo BarralRomulo BarralWPts: 3x0NoGi Worlds88KGF2012
5007Doorwang JeonWPts: 3x0ADCC88KGR12013
5015David AvellanWPointsADCC88KG4F2013
6395Eduardo RiosEduardo RiosD---PolarisABSSPF2015
7926Zbigniew TyszkaWRNCADCC88KGR12015
11439Bruno OliveiraWPointsAD Grand Slam NG92KGSF2017
12361Adam WardzinskiAdam WardzinskiWReferee DecisionEuropean NoGi92KGSF2017

 

 

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