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Pedro Dias

Pedro Dias

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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:

  • IBJJF Vitória International Open Champion (2017)
  • CBJJ Brazilian National No-Gi Championship 2nd Place (2017)
  • IBJJF European Open 3rd Place (2019)
  • UAEJJF Grand Slam LA 3rd Place (2018)
  • UAEJJF Grand Slam London 3rd Place (2018)
  • UAEJJF Grand Slam Abu Dhabi 3rd Place (2019)

Main Achievements (Colored Belts):

  • IBJJF European Open Champion (2017/2016 brown)
  • IBJJF Rio Winter International Open Champion (2016 brown)
  • IBJJF Rio BJJ Pro Champion (2016 brown)
  • IBJJF World Championship 2nd Place (2017 brown, 2015 purple)
  • CBJJ Brazilian National Championship 2nd Place (2017 brown)
  • IBJJF London Winter International Open 2nd Place (2017 brown)
  • UAEJJF Abu Dhabi Grand Slam – Rio de Janeiro 2nd Place (2017 brown)
  • CBJJ Brazilian National Championship 3rd Place (2016 purple)
  • IBJJF Pans Championship 3rd Place (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 enrol 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

21 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    16 (76%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    2 (10%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    1 (5%)
  • BY DECISION
    0 (0%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    1 (5%)
  • BY DQ
    1 (5%)

1 SUBMISSION WINS

#214eb8
Choke from back
100
1
1
(100%) SUBMISSION
11 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    4 (36%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    3 (27%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    2 (18%)
  • BY DECISION
    2 (18%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

2 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

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

Pedro Dias Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
13825Hiago GeorgeHiago GeorgeLPts: 2x0Brasileiro NoGi61KGF2017
14086Hiago GeorgeHiago GeorgeLArmbarGrand Slam RJ62KGSF2017
14090Tiago BarrosTiago BarrosLPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam RJ62KG3RD2017
14351Rodnei BarbosaRodnei BarbosaLReferee DecisionACB JJ Worlds60KGF2017
14369Helton JoseHelton JoseLPts: 4x0ACB JJ WorldsABS4F2017
15124Hiago GeorgeHiago GeorgeLPts: 2x2, AdvGrand Slam LDN62KGSF2018
16037Thomas LisboaThomas LisboaLPointsWorld Champ.64KGR12018
17070Gabriel SousaGabriel SousaLReferee DecisionGrand Slam LA62KGSF2018
17503Hiago GeorgeHiago GeorgeLPointsRio BJJ Pro70KGF2018
18169Hiago GeorgeHiago GeorgeLPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam AD62KG4F2019
18254Hiago GeorgeHiago GeorgeLViolin armlockEuropean Open64KGSF2019
13288UnknownWPts: 2x0Curitiba W. Open64KG4F2017
13289Douglas MachadoWPts: 4x2Curitiba W. Open64KGSF2017
13340Fernando GomesWChoke from backVitoria Open64KG4F2017
13342Gustavo LealWPts: 6x0Vitoria Open64KGSF2017
13821Thales NakassuWPts: 2x0Brasileiro NoGi61KG4F2017
13823Kevlyn PontesWPts: 4x0Brasileiro NoGi61KGSF2017
14080Kevlyn PontesWPts: 5x0Grand Slam RJ62KGR12017
14084Hiago GamaHiago GamaWDQGrand Slam RJ62KG4F2017
14087Luis CostaWPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam RJ62KGRPC2017
14349Leandro EscobarLeandro EscobarWPointsACB JJ Worlds60KGSF2017
15123Alexis AlduncinAlexis AlduncinWPts: 2x0Grand Slam LDN62KG4F2018
15127Jorge NakamuraWPts: 2x2, AdvGrand Slam LDN62KGRPC2018
15129Wellington LimaWPts: 4x0Grand Slam LDN62KGRPC2018
15314Bruno CelioWPointsRome Open64KGSF2018
15315Anthony OliveiraWPointsRome Open64KGF2018
17068G. CarvalhoWPts: 10x0Grand Slam LA62KG4F2018
17074Matheus MagalhaesWPts: 3x0Grand Slam LA62KGRR2018
17076Rene LopezWPts: 2x0Grand Slam LA62KG3RD2018
17501Pedro AzevedoWPointsRio BJJ Pro70KGSF2018
18248Yuta ShimadaYuta ShimadaWPts: 0x0, PenEuropean Open64KGR12019
18251Willian OliveiraWPts: 4x2European Open64KG4F2019

Pedro Dias vs Mário Leopoldo (2015)

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