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Paul Ardila-Ibarra

Paul Ardila-Ibarra

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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

Nickname: n/a

Lineage: M. Maeda > C. Gracie > Carlson Gracie > Murilo Bustamante > Roan Carneiro > Paul Ardila-Ibarra

Main Achievements:

  • 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

12 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    7 (58%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    0 (0%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    4 (33%)
  • BY DECISION
    0 (0%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    1 (8%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

4 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Cross face
25
1
#86e620
Outside heel hook
25
1
#5AD3D1
Inside heel hook
25
1
#d1212a
RNC
25
1
4
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
6 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    2 (33%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    0 (0%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    2 (33%)
  • BY DECISION
    1 (17%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    1 (17%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

2 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

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

Paul Ardila Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
9995Luiz PanzaLuiz PanzaLKneebarWorld Champ.100KG4F2016
10869Luiz PanzaLuiz PanzaLArmbarNoGi Worlds97KGSF2016
12130Rodrigo CavacaRodrigo CavacaLPts: 10x0Pan American100KGSF2017
13719Jackson SousaJackson SousaLPts: 0x0, PenADCC99KGE12017
14538Aaron JohnsonAaron JohnsonLPts: 4x0NoGi Worlds97KG4F2017
18702M. FowlerLReferee DecisionADCC WC Trials99KGSF2019
9991Lucio RodriguesLucio RodriguesWPts: 2x0World Champ.100KGR12016
10867Kaue DamascenoWPts: 2x0NoGi Worlds97KG4F2016
12124Ciro OliveiraWPts: 9x2Pan American100KG8F2017
12424Chris MerinoWPts: 5x0ADCC WC Trials99KGR12017
12427J. FredrichWPenADCC WC Trials99KG8F2017
12433Raphael DavisWPts: 2x0ADCC WC Trials99KG4F2017
12435Roberto AlencarRoberto AlencarWPts: 3x0ADCC WC Trials99KGSF2017
12437Nick SchrockNick SchrockWPts: 4x0ADCC WC Trials99KGF2017
18696J. RoyWCross faceADCC WC Trials99KGR12019
18698V. BonatoWOutside heel hookADCC WC Trials99KGR22019
18700E. CruzWInside heel hookADCC WC Trials99KG4F2019
18704Nick SchrockNick SchrockWRNCADCC WC Trials99KG3RD2019

Paul Ardila-Ibarra Highlight (no-gi)

 

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