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Pedro Marinho

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Pedro Marinho is one of the main representatives of the Gracie-Barra Academy in jiu-jitsu’s professional circuit, who worked extensively with coaches Ulpiano Malachias, Felipe Pena (Preguiça), and Reinaldo Fernandes. Marinho first made waves in the sport as a purple belt, a time when he beat several top-ranked black belts while competing and winning professional no-gi events such as Elite Grappling and Jitz King.

Pedro Marinho Jiu-Jitsu

Full Name: Pedro Fillipe Serra Marinho

Nickname: N/A

Lineage: Carlos Gracie > Helio Gracie > Carlos Gracie Junior >  Ulpiano Malachias > Pedro Marinho

Main Achievements (IBJJF / AJP):

  • Who’s #1 Champion – 205 lbs (2022)
  • 1st Place IBJJF World Championship NOGI (2021**)
  • 1st Place IBJJF American Nationals (2021)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF Pan Championship (2021)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF Pan Championship (2022)

Main Achievements (Pro-Circuit):

  • 1st Place Jitz King Tournament (2020)
  • 1st Place Elite Grappling 3 (2019)
  • 3rd Place 3CG Kumite I GP (2020)
  • 3rd Place 3CG Kumite III GP (2020)

Main Achievements (Colored Belts):

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

* Absolute
** Weight and Absolute

Favorite Position/Technique: Guillotine

Weight Division: Meio Pesado (88,45 kg / 195.0 lbs)

Team/Association: Gracie Barra

Pedro Marinho Biography

Pedro Marinho was born on October 09, 1996, in Angra dos Reis, a famous municipality located in the state of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

An extremely active child while growing up, Marinho went through an array of sports while growing up. From more traditional activities such as soccer, skating, and surfing, to martial arts and combat sports.

A fascination for mixed martial arts (MMA) led Pedro to martial arts, with his first combat-sport experience being capoeira, a relationship that started when the Buzios native was only 7 years old. From capoeira, Pedro went on to practice Thai boxing and Western boxing during his teenage years, finding jiu-jitsu shortly after his 17th birthday.

Master Reinaldo Fernandes of the Brazilian Top Team (BTT) started Marinho on his jiu-jitsu path, guiding the talented prospect for nearly 4 years. In 2017 Pedro heard of a new project set by Felipe Pena named FP Golden Team. The idea behind FPGT was to select a few of the most talented emerging athletes in Brazil and give them a full scholarship at Pena’s training center in Belo Horizonte (BH), Minas Gerais, Brazil.

The FP Golden Team selection process followed a series of steps, including a 2-day internship in BH where Marinho had to face other scholarship candidates. In the end, out of over 1000 applicants, Pedro stood out and joined the program with the full support of Master Fernandes.

Felipe Pena and the FP Team were also linked with the Gracie Barra team franchise, and it was through this GB network that Pedro Marinho met Ulpiano Malachias, one of the “Red Shield” team’s top instructors. Ulpiano appreciated Marinho’s work and invited him to come and train at his gym in Houston, Texas, USA. Seeking more exposure for his booming career, Marinho joined Ulpiano in November 2018, later earning his brown belt from both Pena and Malachias.

On March 13, 2021, Pedro Marinho was promoted to black belt by coach Ulpiano Malachias.

Pedro Marinho Instructional
NOTE REGARDING PEDRO MARINHO'S RECORD

Traditionally BJJ Heroes has only accounted for black belt records as they signify an athlete’s entry into our sport’s elite ranks, the professional division. Pedro, however, is a special case in our sport as he’s been competing in the pro-grappling circuit since his purple-belt days, beating some of the sport’s top-ranked athletes. This left BJJ Heroes with a delicate predicament of defining when to start accounting for the young prodigy’s match records, as these wins should be noted for the importance they had on Marinho’s career.

To capture Marinho’s full progress in our sport, we have decided to include his matches in the pro circuit, prior to his black belt. Readers should keep in mind he was still a brown and purple belt throughout his 2019 and 2020 campaigns. Marinho’s last match as a brown belt in the pro-circuit was a win over Matheus Luna, at Fight 2 Win (F2W) 163, in April 2021.

Pedro Marinho Grappling Record

41 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    13 (32%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    1 (2%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    20 (49%)
  • BY DECISION
    7 (17%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

20 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Guillotine
45
9
#86e620
RNC
15
3
#5AD3D1
Kneebar
15
3
#d1212a
Inside heel hook
10
2
#fad11b
Outside heel hook
5
1
#f58822
Botinha
5
1
#224aba
Choke from back
5
1
20
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
16 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    6 (38%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    0 (0%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    7 (44%)
  • BY DECISION
    2 (13%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY EBI/OT
    1 (6%)

7 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
Armlock
29
2
#86e620
Armbar
29
2
#5AD3D1
Outside heel hook
14
1
#d1212a
Botinha
14
1
#fad11b
Katagatame
14
1
7
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Pedro Marinho Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
19779Craig JonesCraig JonesD---Kasai 593KGRR2019
19781Kaynan DuarteKaynan DuarteLPts: 11x0Kasai 593KGRR2019
19784Jon BlankJon BlankLArmlockKasai 593KGRR2019
21827Matheus DinizMatheus DinizLPts: 5x0ADCC88KGR12019
21886Gordon RyanGordon RyanLOutside heel hookADCCABSR12019
23718Roberto JimenezRoberto JimenezLArmbar3CG Kumite88KGSF2020
23744Jonnatas GracieJonnatas GracieLPoints3CG Kumite IIABS4F2020
23771Vagner RochaVagner RochaLPoints3CG Kumite III81KGSF2020
24954John CombsJohn CombsLPointsThird Coast88KGSPF2020
25221Jake WatsonJake WatsonLReferee DecisionF2W 16788KGSPF2021
25536Nick RodriguezNick RodriguezLReferee Decision3CG 6 AbsoluteABS4F2021
26571Mica GalvaoMica GalvaoLArmlock3CG MW GP85KGF2021
26769Kyle BoehmKyle BoehmLEBI/OTSUG 24ABSF2021
27557Andre PorfirioAndre PorfirioLBotinhaPan American88KGF2021
30849Fellipe TrovoFellipe TrovoLKatagatameLA Open94KGSF2022
31477Erich MunisErich MunisLPts: 11x4Pan AmericanABS4F2022
31592Dimitrius SouzaDimitrius SouzaLArmbarPan American94KGSF2022
14847Mike TorresWRNCSub Hunter ProABSSPF2019
19443Alec HoobenWGuillotineElite Grappling 3ABSR12019
19445Q. RosenzweigWPts: 12x0Elite Grappling 3ABS4F2019
19447Amr GhoneimWGuillotineElite Grappling 3ABSSF2019
19449Vinicius TratorVinicius TratorWPts: 3x2Elite Grappling 3ABSF2019
23714William TackettWilliam TackettWPoints3CG Kumite88KG4F2020
23728David GarmoDavid GarmoWGuillotineJitz King84KGR12020
23734Jason RauJason RauWPts: 3x0Jitz King84KG4F2020
23738Roberto JimenezRoberto JimenezWOutside heel hookJitz King84KGSF2020
23740Oliver TazaOliver TazaWPts: 2x0Jitz King84KGF2020
23769Johnny TamaJohnny TamaWGuillotine3CG Kumite III81KG4F2020
23823Andre PorfirioAndre PorfirioWReferee DecisionKumite VABSSPF2020
24992Gabriel AlmeidaGabriel AlmeidaWReferee DecisionF2W 16084KGSPF2021
25061Matheus LunaMatheus LunaWReferee DecisionF2W 16388KGSPF2021
25419Diego RamalhoDiego RamalhoWGuillotineOrlando NGO91KGSF2021
25420Giancarlo BodoniGiancarlo BodoniWGuillotineOrlando NGO91KGF2021
26566Pat DowneyWKneebar3CG MW GP85KG4F2021
26569Roberto JimenezRoberto JimenezWPoints3CG MW GP85KGSF2021
26626Rafael VasconcelosRafael VasconcelosWBotinhaAmerican Nats94KG4F2021
26630Nathan MendelshonWGuillotineAmerican Nats94KGSF2021
26631Bruno LimaBruno LimaWPts: 6x2American Nats94KGF2021
26766Andrew SidelingerWInside heel hookSUG 24ABS4F2021
26767Roberto JimenezRoberto JimenezWInside heel hookSUG 24ABSSF2021
26870Davi RamosDavi RamosWReferee DecisionF2W 177N/ASPF2021
26926Andy VarelaAndy VarelaWGuillotineSUG 25ABSSPF2021
27547Jake WatsonJake WatsonWPts: 4x2Pan American88KG8F2021
27552Gabriel AlmeidaGabriel AlmeidaWReferee DecisionPan American88KG4F2021
27555Jaime CanutoJaime CanutoWGuillotinePan American88KGSF2021
28129Brian GiorgioBrian GiorgioWRNCNoGi WorldsABS8F2021
28138Victor HugoVictor HugoWPts: 0x0, AdvNoGi WorldsABS4F2021
28139Adam WardzinskiAdam WardzinskiWPts: 5x0NoGi WorldsABSSF2021
28141Roberto AbreuRoberto AbreuWReferee DecisionNoGi WorldsABSF2021
28251Adam BradleyWPts: 2x0NoGi Worlds91KG8F2021
28255Yuri SantosWRNCNoGi Worlds91KG4F2021
28259Adam WardzinskiAdam WardzinskiWPts: 6x0NoGi Worlds91KGSF2021
28261Vagner RochaVagner RochaWPts: 4x2NoGi Worlds91KGF2021
29745Craig JonesCraig JonesWReferee DecisionWNO93KGSPF2022
30847Italo CostaWKneebarLA Open94KG4F2022
31473Guthierry BarbosaGuthierry BarbosaWChoke from backPan AmericanABSR22022
31586Gabriel AlmeidaGabriel AlmeidaWKneebarPan American94KGR22022
31589Andre PorfirioAndre PorfirioWPts: 4x2Pan American94KG4F2022
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