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Pedro Dias

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5050 Guard Instructional by Lachlan Giles

Pedro Dias Clementino is a Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt under Douglas Rufino (Trator) and a former student José Leão Teixeira (Zé Beleza) who became one of the top light featherweight competitors of his generation. Although raised in the Santa Maria slum in Rio de Janeiro, Pedrinho is also a representative of the Cantagalo social project a work-group who produced numerous high-level BJJ competitors since its inception in 1997.

Pedro Dias Jiu Jitsu

Full Name: Pedro Paulo Dias Clementino

Nickname: “Pedrinho” a friendly way of saying Pedro in Portuguese, similar to ‘Little Pedro’.

Lineage: Mitsuyo Maeda > Carlos Gracie > Helio Gracie > Rolls Gracie > Romero Cavalcanti > Ricardo Vieira > Douglas Rufino > Pedro Dias

Main Achievements:

  • 1st Place IBJJF Vitória Open (2017)
  • 1st Place IBJJF American Nationals (2019)
  • 2nd Place CBJJ Brazilian Nationals No-Gi (2017)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF European Open (2019)
  • 3rd Place UAEJJF Grand Slam LA (2018)
  • 3rd Place UAEJJF Grand Slam LDN (2018)
  • 3rd Place UAEJJF Grand Slam, ABDB (2019)

Main Achievements (Colored Belts):

  • 1st Place IBJJF European Open (2016 / 2017 brown)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Rio Winter Open (2016 brown)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Rio BJJ Pro (2016 brown)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF World Championship (2015 purple, 2017 brown)
  • 2nd Place CBJJ Brazilian Nationals (2017 brown)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF London Winter Open (2017 brown)
  • 2nd Place UAEJJF Grand Slam, RJ (2017 brown)
  • 3rd Place CBJJ Brazilian Nationals (2016 purple)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF Pans Championship (2015 purple)

Favorite Position/Technique: Guard Passing

Weight Division: Peso Pluma (64,00 kg / 141.5 lbs)

Team/Association: CTA

Pedro Dias Biography

Pedro Dias was born in Brazil’s Rio de Janeiro on April 13, 1995 growing up in the slum of Santa Maria located on the South Zone of the Marvellous City.

Dias’ parents were firm believers that in order to keep him away from gang-related crime they needed to occupy Pedro with either music or sports. With this in mind, at the age of 4 ‘Pedrinho’ was signed on to judo classes at a local association. The place also provided jiu-jitsu and it didn’t take long for Dias to enroll in those as well (around 1999/2000).

Michel Buiú Pereira was Dias’ very first instructor at this aforementioned social project in Pedro’s area. Buiú remained behind this project and in charge of Pedrinho’s tuition for 3 years, a time when he left the association and moved to the United States.

Believing in the benefits of jiu-jitsu, in Buiú’s absence, Pedro’s father looked for an alternative. He was friends with the doorman of the well known ‘Escola de Jiu-Jitsu’ – an academy with a big underage squad led by Zé Beleza. Through him, Pedrinho was introduced to the team leader who liked Dias’ demeanor and recognized his talent, deciding to give him a spot in his class.

Through common friends, Dias met Sandro Vieira (Sandrinho) and Douglas Rufino (Trator), who ran the classes at Cantagalo’s social project – a BJJ school for underprivileged kids in Cantagalo’s slums – a community close to Santa Maria. The project started by Ricardo Vieira in 1997 had developed several grappling talents including Sandrinho and Trator, but also Alan ‘Finfou’, Jackson Sousa, Bruno Matias, and many others. Given their similar interests Pedrinho started training with this work-group on a regular basis as a brown belt.

The proximity with the Cantagalo team and the competition focus carried by this group led Pedro to leave Escola de Jiu-Jitsu and settle with Vieira and Rufino – who had at the time split from Checkmat to join Caio Terra‘s Association. It was Douglas Rufino who awarded Dias his black belt on July 15, 2017.

Cover photo was taken by William Burkhardt of BJJPix.

Pedro Dias Grappling Record

26 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    19 (73%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    3 (12%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    1 (4%)
  • BY DECISION
    1 (4%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    1 (4%)
  • BY DQ
    1 (4%)

1 SUBMISSION WINS

#214eb8
Choke from back
100
1
1
(100%) SUBMISSION
17 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    6 (35%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    5 (29%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    4 (24%)
  • BY DECISION
    2 (12%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

4 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
Armbar
25
1
#86e620
Violin armlock
25
1
#5AD3D1
Choke from back
25
1
#d1212a
Botinha
25
1
4
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Pedro Dias Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
13923Hiago GeorgeHiago GeorgeLPts: 2x0Brasileiro NoGi61KGF2017
14187Hiago GeorgeHiago GeorgeLArmbarGrand Slam RJ62KGSF2017
14191Tiago BarrosTiago BarrosLPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam RJ62KG3RD2017
14464Rodnei BarbosaRodnei BarbosaLReferee DecisionACB JJ Worlds60KGF2017
14482Helton JoseHelton JoseLPts: 4x0ACB JJ WorldsABS4F2017
15288Hiago GeorgeHiago GeorgeLPts: 2x2, AdvGrand Slam LDN62KGSF2018
16238Thomas LisboaThomas LisboaLPointsWorld Champ.64KGR12018
17294Gabriel SousaGabriel SousaLReferee DecisionGrand Slam LA62KGSF2018
17750Hiago GeorgeHiago GeorgeLPointsRio BJJ Pro70KGF2018
18453Hiago GeorgeHiago GeorgeLPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam AD62KG4F2019
18539Hiago GeorgeHiago GeorgeLViolin armlockEuropean Open64KGSF2019
19024Hiago GeorgeHiago GeorgeLChoke from backGrand Slam LDN62KG4F2019
19029Joao MiyaoJoao MiyaoLPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam LDN62KGRR2019
19154Fernando SoaresLPts: 2x2, AdvPan American64KG8F2019
19495Joao NetoJoao NetoLN/ACuritiba Pro70KG4F2019
20137Hiago GeorgeHiago GeorgeLPts: 2x0World Champ.64KG4F2019
21118Hiago GeorgeHiago GeorgeLBotinhaGrand Slam LA62KG4F2019
13387UnknownWPts: 2x0Curitiba W. Open64KG4F2017
13388Douglas MachadoWPts: 4x2Curitiba W. Open64KGSF2017
13439Fernando GomesWChoke from backVitoria Open64KG4F2017
13441Gustavo LealWPts: 6x0Vitoria Open64KGSF2017
13919Thales NakassuWPts: 2x0Brasileiro NoGi61KG4F2017
13921Kevlyn PontesWPts: 4x0Brasileiro NoGi61KGSF2017
14181Kevlyn PontesWPts: 5x0Grand Slam RJ62KGR12017
14185Hiago GamaHiago GamaWDQGrand Slam RJ62KG4F2017
14188Luis CostaWPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam RJ62KGRPC2017
14462Leandro EscobarLeandro EscobarWPointsACB JJ Worlds60KGSF2017
15287Alexis AlduncinAlexis AlduncinWPts: 2x0Grand Slam LDN62KG4F2018
15291Jorge NakamuraWPts: 2x2, AdvGrand Slam LDN62KGRPC2018
15293Wellington LimaWPts: 4x0Grand Slam LDN62KGRPC2018
15487Bruno CelioWPointsRome Open64KGSF2018
15488Anthony OliveiraWPointsRome Open64KGF2018
17292G. CarvalhoWPts: 10x0Grand Slam LA62KG4F2018
17298Matheus MagalhaesWPts: 3x0Grand Slam LA62KGRR2018
17300Rene LopezWPts: 2x0Grand Slam LA62KG3RD2018
17748Pedro AzevedoWPointsRio BJJ Pro70KGSF2018
18533Yuta ShimadaYuta ShimadaWPts: 0x0, PenEuropean Open64KGR12019
18536Willian OliveiraWPts: 4x2European Open64KG4F2019
19135Nobuhiro SawadaNobuhiro SawadaWReferee DecisionPolaris 962KGSPF2019
20133Hideyuki YamadaWPts: 2x0World Champ.64KGR22019
20467Lucas PinheiroLucas PinheiroWPts: 2x2, AdvAmerican Nats64KGF2019
20898Douglas LimaWPointsLas Vegas Open64KG4F2019
20901Suraj BudhramWPointsLas Vegas Open64KGSF2019

Pedro Dias vs Mário Leopoldo (2015)

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