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Pedro Elias, also known as Chupeta, is a Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt under Augusto Ferrari who is one of the main representatives of the New School Brotherhood in this sport/martial art competitive circuit. Elias’s reputation as one of the top heavyweights of his generation started being built while competing in the lower belt divisions of BJJ, a time when Pedro conquered important titles such as the United Arab Emirates Jiu-Jitsu Federation’s (UAEJJF) Grand Slams in Rio de Janeiro and London, as well as the Abu Dhabi World Pro.

Pedro Elias Jiu-Jitsu

Full Name: Pedro Henrique de Lima Elias

Nickname: Elias is often referenced as “Chupeta”, a word that is the equivalent to “baby pacifier” in Portuguese, and the nickname was awarded when Pedro was a kid. While talking to his friends “Chupeta” came out in conversation. Elias tried to say the word but it came out funny/odd sounding. He made another attempt at the word and the same thing happened, and for this reason, his friends started poking fun at him. The fact that he became embarrassed only added fuel to his friends teasing and Chupeta ended up being associated with Pedro Elias from then onwards.

Lineage: Carlos Gracie > Helio Gracie > Rickson Gracie > Marcelo Behring > Waldomiro Perez > Roberto Godoi > Marco Barbosa > Augusto Ferrari > Pedro Elias

Main Achievements:

  • 1st Place IBJJF Belo Horizonte Spring Open (2018**)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Brasilia Open (2018**)

Main Achievements (Colored Belts):

  • 1st Place UAEJJF Grand Slam RJ (2018 brown)
  • 1st Place UAEJJF Grand Slam LD (2018 brown)
  • 1st Place UAEJJF Abu Dhabi Pro (2016* purple)
  • 1st Place CBJJ Brazilian Nationals (2015 blue)
  • 1st Place IBJJF São Paulo BJJ Pro (2017 purple)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Rio de Janeiro BJJ Pro (2018 brown)
  • 1st Place IBJJF São Paulo Open (2016** purple)
  • 1st Place ROYAL Invitational HW (2018)
  • 2nd Place CBJJ Brazilian Nationals (2017 purple)
  • 3rd Place CBJJ Brazilian Nationals (2018** brown)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF European Open (2018** brown)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF South American Open (2016 purple)
  • 3rd Place UAEJJF Abu Dhabi Pro (2016/2017 purple)

* Absolute
** Weight and absolute

Favorite Position/Technique: Open Guard

Weight Division: Peso Pesado (94,30 kg / 208.0 lbs)

Team/Association: New School Brotherhood

Pedro Elias Biography

Pedro Elias was born on April 24, 1995, in São Paulo, Brazil, moving to the small town of Palmital at the age of 10, a borough located on the border of São Paulo and Paraná (state).

As a child, Elias was a victim of bullying, and it was because of this unfortunate pressure that Pedro decided to start training martial arts, for self-defense, joining judo at the age of 14. Unfortunately for Pedro, judo didn’t come easily to him and his early competition record was sub-par. Disenchanted with the sport, Pedro looked for a different combat style, then finding out about Adriano Carvalho and his jiu-jitsu team, joining on November 23, 2010.

Carvalho’s team had a good reputation at the time, particularly since the Miyao Brothers (Paulo and João) broke out onto mainstream jiu-jitsu, both spawning from Adriano’s gym. Pedro Elias felt at home in BJJ, training diligently and earning his blue belt from Adriano, going on to allocate all his efforts on becoming a successful grappler after 3 years of training, a time when he moved to São Paulo to train full-time with Cicero Costha.

At Cicero’s Pedro trained with the heavier weights class (2 pm schedule), a session led by Leandro Lo at the time, and it was Lo who awarded Elias his brown and purple belts. When Leandro split from the Costha academy on September 2015, taking the heavier weights roster with him, Elias exited with the group – given that these were Pedro’s main training partners. The new team was labeled: New School Brotherhood (NSB).

Once Leandro Lo stepped back from his leadership role at NSB during late 2018, much of Elias’ training was led by Augusto Ferrari, and it was Ferrari who promoted Pedro to black belt, a ceremony that took place on November 27 that year.

Pedro Elias Grappling Record

16 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    8 (50%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    1 (6%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    7 (44%)
  • BY DECISION
    0 (0%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

7 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Crucifix choke
29
2
#86e620
Choke
29
2
#5AD3D1
Armlock
14
1
#d1212a
Armbar
14
1
#fad11b
Triangle
14
1
7
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
13 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    4 (31%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    0 (0%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    3 (23%)
  • BY DECISION
    5 (38%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    1 (8%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

3 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
Choke from back
67
2
#86e620
Shoulder pressure
33
1
3
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Pedro Elias Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
18417Yan LucasYan LucasLReferee DecisionBrasilia OpenABS4F2018
18845Kaynan DuarteKaynan DuarteLChoke from backEuropean Open94KGSF2019
18862Seif HoumineSeif HoumineLShoulder pressureEuropean OpenABSR12019
19818Fernando ReisFernando ReisLReferee DecisionCuritiba Pro94KGSF2019
20266Nicholas MeregaliNicholas MeregaliLChoke from backBrasileiroABS4F2019
20565Dimitrius SouzaDimitrius SouzaLReferee DecisionWorld Champ.94KGR12019
22194Adam WardzinskiAdam WardzinskiLPts: 9x0Grand Slam RJ94KGSF2019
22862Matheus FelipeMatheus FelipeLPts: 4x4, PenEuropean OpenABSR12020
22964Fabio AlanoFabio AlanoLReferee DecisionEuropean Open94KGR12020
23465Stan VarshavskiyLReferee DecisionGrand Slam LDN94KG4F2020
23470Santeri LiliusSanteri LiliusLPts: 6x5Grand Slam LDN94KGRPC2020
24555Marcelo GomideMarcelo GomideLPts: 4x1Grand Slam RJ120KG8F2020
26561Dimitrius SouzaDimitrius SouzaLPts: 2x0Big Deal Pro 394KGSPF2021
18414Richard GonçalvesWPts: 6x0Brasilia Open100KGSF2018
18467Manoel FernandesWN/ABH Sp Open94KGSF2018
18470Moises FernandesWArmbarBH Sp OpenABSR22018
18473Lucas RoccoWTriangleBH Sp OpenABS4F2018
18474Manuel NetoWCrucifix chokeBH Sp OpenABSSF2018
18476Joao SoaresWCrucifix chokeBH Sp OpenABSF2018
20249Advilson SantosWPointsBrasileiroABSR22019
20262Horlando MonteiroHorlando MonteiroWArmlockBrasileiroABSR32019
22188Renan GomesWPts: 2x0Grand Slam RJ94KGR12019
22192Gabriel HenriqueGabriel HenriqueWChokeGrand Slam RJ94KG4F2019
22441Cleyton FloresWPts: 0x0, AdvSouth American100KG4F2019
22444Wilson AlmeidaWChokeSouth American100KGSF2019
23469Luka SkoricWPts: 11x0Grand Slam LDN94KGRPC2020
24069Edgar M.WPts: 9x0Brasileiro CBJJEABSSF2020
24070Hygor BritoHygor BritoWPts: 2x0Brasileiro CBJJEABSF2020
24552Helton JoseHelton JoseWPts: 1x0Grand Slam RJ120KG8F2020

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