Paul Ardila-Ibarra a grappler of Colombian origin, and a Brazilian jiu jitsu black belt promoted by Roan Carneiro of American Top Team, having also represented the Alliance Academy while training under Bruno Malfacine‘s guidance during 2015. An IBJJF World Champion (brown belt gi and no-gi) as well as an ADCC US Trials champion Paul Ardila-Ibarra is regarded as one of the top athletes in the ultra-heavyweight division.
Paul Ardila-Ibarra Jiu Jitsu
Full Name: Paul Sebastian Mauricio Ardila-Ibarra
- IBJJF World Champion (2015 brown)
- IBJJF World No-Gi Champion (2015 brown)
- ADCC US West Coast Trials Champion (2017/2015)
- IBJJF Miami International Open Champion (2014** purple)
- IBJJF World No-Gi Championship 3rd Place (2016)
- IBJJF Pan American Championship 3rd Place (2017)
Favorite Position/Technique: Knee Slide Pass
Weight Division: Peso Pesadíssimo (over 100kg/221lbs)
Team/Association: American Top Team
Paul Ardila-Ibarra Biography
Paul Ardila-Ibarra was born on 13, 1991 in Bucaramanga – Colombia, moving to the United States when he was 9 years old. Once in the US Paul’s family settled in Atlanta, Georgia where Ardila-Ibarra lived until his 21st birthday.
It was in Georgia that Paul started wrestling, during his freshman year of high school (14YO), a sport in which he excelled, placing twice (5th and 3rd) for his state under folkstyle rules and becoming state champion in greco-roman.
During high school, Paul was also introduced to jiu jitsu (Summer of 2009) by his brother Sergio Ardila-Ibarra during wrestling’s off season. He returned to BJJ training consistently on March 2010, doing so under Roan “Jucao” Carneiro.
Once he entered the University of Georgia, Paul represented the establishment’s wrestling program at a high level, placing 4th at the NCWA national tournament in 2012 (197lbs), winning that same tournament two years later – with a break in 2013 due to Ardila-Ibarra’s stay in Brazil.
In 2015 Paul Ardila-Ibarra spent most of the year in Orlando, Florida. There he trained almost exclusively at Alliance – Orlando, a gym ran by Brad Thompson, where Paul was coached by the multiple time world champion Bruno Malfacine. During that year Ardila-Ibarra achieved important wins at the ADCC US Trials World Championship (brown belt).
On January 2016, while splitting his life between jiu jitsu and being a law student at the University of Notre Dame, Paul was promoted to black belt by his long time coach, Roan Carneiro – who awarded all of Ardila-Ibarra’s previous belts.
Paul Ardila Grappling Record
- BY DQ
4 SUBMISSIONS WINS
- BY DQ
2 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES
Paul Ardila Fight History
|10027||Luiz PanzaLuiz Panza||L||Kneebar||World Champ.||100KG||4F||2016|
|10907||Luiz PanzaLuiz Panza||L||Armbar||NoGi Worlds||97KG||SF||2016|
|12191||Rodrigo CavacaRodrigo Cavaca||L||Pts: 10x0||Pan American||100KG||SF||2017|
|13799||Jackson SousaJackson Sousa||L||Pts: 0x0, Pen||ADCC||99KG||E1||2017|
|14632||Aaron JohnsonAaron Johnson||L||Pts: 4x0||NoGi Worlds||97KG||4F||2017|
|18936||M. Fowler||L||Referee Decision||ADCC WC Trials||99KG||SF||2019|
|21551||Vinicius TratorVinicius Trator||L||Pts: 0x0, Pen||ADCC||99KG||R1||2019|
|22331||Devhonte JohnsonDevhonte Johnson||L||Pts: 2x0||NYC Fall NGO||97KG||F||2019|
|10023||Lucio RodriguesLucio Rodrigues||W||Pts: 2x0||World Champ.||100KG||R1||2016|
|10905||Kaue Damasceno||W||Pts: 2x0||NoGi Worlds||97KG||4F||2016|
|12185||Ciro Oliveira||W||Pts: 9x2||Pan American||100KG||8F||2017|
|12493||Chris Merino||W||Pts: 5x0||ADCC WC Trials||99KG||R1||2017|
|12496||J. Fredrich||W||Pen||ADCC WC Trials||99KG||8F||2017|
|12502||Raphael Davis||W||Pts: 2x0||ADCC WC Trials||99KG||4F||2017|
|12504||Roberto AlencarRoberto Alencar||W||Pts: 3x0||ADCC WC Trials||99KG||SF||2017|
|12506||Nick SchrockNick Schrock||W||Pts: 4x0||ADCC WC Trials||99KG||F||2017|
|18930||J. Roy||W||Cross face||ADCC WC Trials||99KG||R1||2019|
|18932||V. Bonato||W||Outside heel hook||ADCC WC Trials||99KG||R2||2019|
|18934||E. Cruz||W||Inside heel hook||ADCC WC Trials||99KG||4F||2019|
|18938||Nick SchrockNick Schrock||W||RNC||ADCC WC Trials||99KG||3RD||2019|
Paul Ardila-Ibarra Highlight (no-gi)