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Pedro Alex “Bombom”

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Pedro Alex, often referred to as Pedro Pimenta or Pedro “Bombom”, is a jiu-jitsu black belt under Gabriel Marinho and a representative of the GF Team in the sport’s international circuit. One of the top ultra-heavyweight athletes of his generation, Pedro Alex first gained notoriety competing in the colored belt divisions of the sport, particularly in the International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation (IBJJF) league, where he conquered the Brazilian National Championship title (GI and NOGI) and multiple at the World Championships medals, a good form he carried over to the black belt division.

Pedro Alex Jiu-Jitsu

Full Name: Pedro Alex dos Santos Pimenta

Nickname: In Portuguese, the word “Bom” means Good, as such, many believe the nickname was given due to Pedro’s kind nature. This is not the case. The name started when Alex was young, during his early days in jiu-jitsu, while drilling positions with his older brother. During the exercise, his brother joked about his technique, saying it reminded him of the famous Brazilian TV presenter, Adriana Bombom. Pedro got angry at the comparison and – as per the rule book of young men’s interactions – the more someone gets angry at a name, the easier it is for that name to stick to them. Therefore, soon the nickname Bombom started being used when referring to Pedro.

Lineage: Luis França > Oswaldo Fadda > Monir Salomão > Júlio César > Gabriel Marinho > Pedro Alex

Main Achievements:

  • 1st Place IBJJF South American Championship (2020 / 2021)
  • 2nd Place CBJJ Brazilian Nationals (2022)
  • 2nd Place Copa Podio HW Grand Prix (2021)
  • 2nd Place AJP Grand Slam, RJ (2021)

Main Achievements (Colored Belts):

  • 1st Place CBJJ Brazilian Nationals (2017 brown)
  • 1st Place CBJJ Brazilian Nationals NOGI (2016 / 2017 purple, 2019 brown)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF World Championship (2016 blue, 2017 purple)
  • 2nd Place CBJJ Brazilian Nationals NOGI (2017* purple)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF World Championship (2015 blue, 2018**)
  • 3rd Place CBJJ Brazilian Nationals (2018 / 2019 brown)

Favorite Position/Technique:

Weight Division: Pesadíssimo

Team/Association: GF Team

Pedro Bombom Biography

Pedro Alex, or Pedro Pimenta, was born on September 17, 1996, in the Rio de Janeiro neighborhood of Guaratiba, Brazil.

Growing up Pedro Alex tested many sports, from swimming to volleyball, football (soccer), capoeira, and even “submission classes” – a generic name in Brazil for no-gi jiu-jitsu. Although he had these sports available, Pedro never liked any, nor did he train them for more than a couple of months.

In 2011, at the age of 14, Pedro was at the peak of his sedentarism, a lifestyle that led him to gain a lot of weight. Seeing his condition, Pimenta’s father forced him to chose a sport to train in and lose the extra pounds. As Pedro’s older brother and cousin were already training jiu-jitsu at the time, Alex decided to give it a try.

Pedro’s first steps in jiu-jitsu were taken at Gabriel Marinho’s academy, a well respected black belt under Master Julio Cesar’s and a representative of the famous Grappling Fight Team (GFT). It was at this GF Team branch (Academia Pro Combat) that Pedro learned to love the sport, an activity he later chose as his profession.

Pedro’s development in the sport grew exponentially, particularly after the purple belt, a time when “Bombom” started taking jiu-jitsu more seriously. His fantastic results on the mats earned Pedro Alex his black belt from coach Gabriel Marinho on October 16, 2020.

Pedro Alex Grappling Record

61 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    30 (49%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    0 (0%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    21 (34%)
  • BY DECISION
    8 (13%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    2 (3%)

21 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Ezekiel
14
3
#86e620
Clock choke
14
3
#5AD3D1
Short choke
10
2
#d1212a
Kneebar
10
2
#fad11b
Submission
10
2
#f58822
Kimura
5
1
#224aba
Arm in Ezekiel
5
1
#ff9124
Choke from back
5
1
#bf1f6c
Choke
5
1
#22c9a5
Bread cutter
5
1
#fad223
RNC
5
1
#03861f
Shoulder pressure
5
1
#039a1f
Bow and arrow
5
1
#03b41f
Toe hold
5
1
21
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
17 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    6 (35%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    1 (6%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    4 (24%)
  • BY DECISION
    5 (29%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

4 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
Kneebar
25
1
#86e620
Calf slicer
25
1
#5AD3D1
Choke from back
25
1
#d1212a
Arm in Ezekiel
25
1
4
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Pedro Alex Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
24774Erich MunisErich MunisLReferee DecisionGrand Slam RJ120KGRPC2020
24867Darlan CasacaLPts: 4x2South AmericanABSR12020
25339Erberth SantosErberth SantosLPts: 2x0Rio OpenO100KGF2021
26051Pedro LucasLKneebarCopa Podio98KGF2021
26451Anderson MunisAnderson MunisLPts: 2x0SA Cont. Pro120KG4F2021
26838Mahamed AlyMahamed AlyLReferee DecisionBig Deal Pro 3O100KGSPF2021
27433Vinicius ReisLPts: 5x0Sul AmericanoABS8F2021
28084Yatan BuenoYatan BuenoLPts: 5x0BrasileiroO100KGSF2021
28088Erich MunisErich MunisLPts: 4x2BrasileiroABS8F2021
28585Isaque BahienseIsaque BahienseLReferee DecisionGrand Slam RJ120KGF2021
29891Wildemar MatheusLPts: 0x0, AdvRio SMOO100KGF2022
30082Roosevelt SousaRoosevelt SousaLCalf slicerADCC BR1 TrialsO99KGF2022
30392Vinicius CastroLReferee DecisionADCC BR2 TrialsO99KG8F2022
32114Diogo NascimentoLInjuryBrasileiroABS4F2022
32192Mason FowlerMason FowlerLChoke from backBrasileiroO100KGF2022
33011Kaynan DuarteKaynan DuarteLArm in EzekielWorld Champ.ABS8F2022
34043Yatan BuenoYatan BuenoLReferee DecisionGrand Slam RJ120KGSF2022
24763Everton SilvaWPts: 8x2Grand Slam RJ120KG8F2020
24772Marcelo GomideMarcelo GomideWEzekielGrand Slam RJ120KGRPC2020
24936Fernando MatosWArm in EzekielSouth AmericanO100KGR12020
24938Igor SchneiderIgor SchneiderWShort chokeSouth AmericanO100KG4F2020
24940Cleyton FloresWPointsSouth AmericanO100KGF2020
25331Fernando MatosWPts: 5x0Rio OpenO100KGR12021
25334Otavio SerafimWReferee DecisionRio OpenO100KG4F2021
25337Igor SchneiderIgor SchneiderWReferee DecisionRio OpenO100KGSF2021
26032Luciano AlfonsoWPts: 3x0Copa Podio98KGRR2021
26040G. LambertucciG. LambertucciD---Copa Podio98KGRR2021
26043Pedro LucasD---Copa Podio98KGRR2021
26047Marcelo GomideMarcelo GomideWKneebarCopa Podio98KGRR2021
26050Leon BritoLeon BritoWKneebarCopa Podio98KGSF2021
26447Harryson PereiraHarryson PereiraWPts: 2x0SA Cont. Pro120KGR22021
26457Igor SchneiderIgor SchneiderWPts: 4x1SA Cont. Pro120KGRPC2021
26788Joao GozzanoWEzekielRio Winter OpenO100KGSF2021
26789Agnaldo SilveiraWPts: 8x0Rio Winter OpenO100KGF2021
26790Hemerson LeaoWChoke from backRio Winter OpenABSR12021
26792Cleyton FloresWPts: 9x0Rio Winter OpenABS4F2021
26795Lucas LisboaLucas LisboaWEzekielRio Winter OpenABSSF2021
26796Joao CarlosWShort chokeRio Winter OpenABSF2021
26804Elionai BrazWPts: 6x0Rio Winter NGOABS4F2021
26805Maique AzevedoWPts: 2x0Rio Winter NGOABSSF2021
27423G. LambertucciG. LambertucciWReferee DecisionSul AmericanoO100KGR12021
27425Cleyton FloresWPts: 2x0Sul AmericanoO100KG4F2021
27426Herico HesleyWDQSul AmericanoO100KGSF2021
27432Jackson BernardoWPts: 5x0Sul AmericanoABSR12021
28578Yatan BuenoYatan BuenoWPts: 4x3Grand Slam RJ120KGR12021
28582Leonardo LemosWPts: 4x2Grand Slam RJ120KG4F2021
28583Roosevelt SousaRoosevelt SousaWDQGrand Slam RJ120KGSF2021
29890Deyvid RemedioWChokeRio SMOO100KGSF2022
29924Lucas ProtasioLucas ProtasioWPointsRio SMNGOABSSF2022
30077Antonio AssefWReferee DecisionADCC BR1 TrialsO99KG4F2022
30081Leandro AndradeWPts: 4x0ADCC BR1 TrialsO99KGSF2022
31025Andrey CerqueiraWClock chokeCuritiba OpenO100KG4F2022
31027Raphael GuerraWBread cutterCuritiba OpenO100KGSF2022
31029Gabriel BosquetWRNCCuritiba OpenO100KGF2022
31904Otavio NalatiWN/ARio Fall OpenO100KGSF2022
31957Wilson BuenoWPointsRio Fall NGOO97KGSF2022
31960Miguel NetoWShoulder pressureRio Fall NGOABS4F2022
31961Matheus PaulaWPts: 3x0Rio Fall NGOABSSF2022
31963Thiago SilvaWPts: 8x2Rio Fall NGOABSF2022
32087Rafael MilioliWPts: 4x1SA Cont. Pro120KG4F2022
32089Rafael LeiteWSubmissionSA Cont. Pro120KGSF2022
32090Henrique EirofWPts: 1x1SA Cont. Pro120KGF2022
32107Jackson DouglasJackson DouglasWPts: 5x0BrasileiroABSR12022
32188Cleyton FloresWReferee DecisionBrasileiroO100KG4F2022
32191Renan MarcelWBow and arrowBrasileiroO100KGSF2022
33003Clay MayfieldWClock chokeWorld Champ.ABSR12022
34034Raphael SantosWToe holdGrand Slam RJ120KG8F2022
34041Herico HesleyWPts: 3x3Grand Slam RJ120KG4F2022
34047Daniel RibeiroWSubmissionGrand Slam RJ120KGRPC2022
35706Cleyton FloresWPts: 4x2South AmericanO100KG4F2022
35716Cleyton FloresWReferee DecisionSouth AmericanABS4F2022
36455Miguel CuriWPts: 11x0S.American NGO97KGSF2022
36457Juan FelippeWPts: 2x0S.American NGO97KGF2022
36459Servio TulioServio TulioWPointsS.American NGABSR12022
36464Pedro AgrizziPedro AgrizziWPts: 2x0S.American NGABS4F2022
36466Iago MartinsWKimuraS.American NGABSSF2022
36980Diogenes AugustoWClock chokeRio SMOO100KGSF2023
36981Cleyton FloresWReferee DecisionRio SMOO100KGF2023
37003Lucas AlvesLucas AlvesWPts: 2x0Rio SMOABS4F2023
37005Cleyton FloresWReferee DecisionRio SMOABSSF2023
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