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Rafael Mansur

Rafael Mansur

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Rafael Mansur is an accomplished Brazilian jiu jitsu athlete, and black belt under Pedro Mello, also revered as one of the most talented representatives of the New School Brotherhood academy. Virtually unknown to the sport’s mainstream media until reaching the black belt division, Mansur turned heads his way with amazing performances and wins over household names such as Herbert Burns and Gianni Grippo, while earning podium spots at tournaments such as the Brazilian No-Gi Championship and the Abu Dhabi Grand Slam.

Rafael Mansur

Full Name: Rafael Machado Mansur

Nickname: n/a

Lineage:  Mitsuyo Maeda > Carlos Gracie > Helio Gracie > Rolls Gracie > Romero Cavalcanti > Paulo Sérgio Santos > Pedro Mello > Rafael Mansur

Main Achievements:

  • CBJJ Brazilian National Champion (2018)
  • CBJJ Brazilian National Championship 2nd Place (2017)
  • CBJJ Brazilian National No-Gi Championship 2nd Place (2015)
  • UAEJJF Abu Dhabi Grand Slam – Rio de Janeiro 2nd Place (2017/2016)
  • IBJJF Curitiba International Open 2nd Place (2016)
  • UAEJJF Abu Dhabi Grand Slam – Rio de Janeiro 3rd Place (2015)
  • UAEJJF Abu Dhabi World Pro Championship 4th Place (2016)

Main Achievements (Colored Belts):

  • IBJJF South American Champion (2011 purple)
  • IBJJF Rio International Open (2014 brown)
  • IBJJF Floripa International Open Champion (2013/2014 brown)
  • CBJJ Brazilian National Championship 2nd Place (2014 brown)
  • IBJJF South American Championship 2nd Place (2012/2013 brown)

Favorite Position/Technique: Open Guard

Weight Division: Peso Leve (76kg/167lbs), Peso Pena (70kg/154lbs)

Team/Association: Ns Brotherhood

Rafael Mansur Biography

Rafael Mansur was born on June 21, 1990 in Florianópolis, state of Santa Catarina – Brazil.

Jiu jitsu entered Rafael’s life at the age of 15, more precisely on February 2006, influenced by a friend from school who introduced Mansur to his first instructor, Alexandre Reis. Under Reis’ guidance Mansur progressed through the rank system, all the way to brown belt.

After a series of internal problems at Alexandre’s academy, Rafael made the hard decision of switching camps, then joining Pedro Mello’s team. He continued his sporting success and remained with Pedro for 1.5 years, until coach Mello moved to the United States.

After Mello moved from Santa Catarina, Rafael was met with a chance to follow his dream of being a professional athlete by joining Cicero Costha‘s jiu jitsu program. At the time Mansur had two team mates (Gustavo Batista and Rafael Babilônia) who had been scouted by the famous Projeto Social Lutando Pelo Bem (Fighting for Good Social Project) – also known as PSLPB, making his move to São Paulo a smoother process.

While training at PSLPB, where he stayed from December 2014 to September 2015, Mansur earned his black belt from Pedro Mello with whom he still shared a strong bond. His black belt promotion taking place on June 2015.

After the PSLPB academy split on September 2015, Rafael followed his teammates – particularly Leandro Lo who became Mansur’s head coach – out of the academy and helped establish the New School Brotherhood.

Cover photo by Anderson Almeida.

Rafael Mansur Grappling Record

39 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    15 (38%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    6 (15%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    12 (31%)
  • BY DECISION
    5 (13%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    1 (3%)

12 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Choke from back
50
6
#86e620
Estima lock
17
2
#5AD3D1
Injury
17
2
#d1212a
Toe hold
8
1
#fad11b
Triangle
8
1
12
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
18 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    14 (78%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    0 (0%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    3 (17%)
  • BY DECISION
    1 (6%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

3 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
Triangle
33
1
#86e620
Estima lock
33
1
#5AD3D1
Choke from back
33
1
3
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Rafael Mansur Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
8182Thiago GaiaThiago GaiaLPts: 4x0Brasileiro NoGi73KGF2015
8517Lucas ValleLPts: 2x0Grand Slam RJ77KGSF2015
9108Edwin NajmiEdwin NajmiLEstima lockPan American76KG8F2016
9410Marcio AndreMarcio AndreLPts: 6x2World Pro69KGSF2016
9412Tiago BravoTiago BravoLPts: 2x0World Pro69KG3RD2016
9739Caio AlmeidaCaio AlmeidaLPts: 4x2Curitiba Open76KGF2016
10382Julio AnjosJulio AnjosLPts: 6x2Sao Paulo Open76KGR12016
10837Isaque PaivaIsaque PaivaLReferee DecisionGrand Slam RJ69KGF2016
11031Michael LanghiMichael LanghiLChoke from backSouth American76KGSF2016
11823Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoLPts: 4x2Pan American70KG8F2017
12105Michael LanghiMichael LanghiLN/AFloripa Fall Open76KG4F2017
12417Rubens CharlesRubens CharlesLPts: 4x2Brasileiro70KGF2017
13096Augusto MendesAugusto MendesLPointsACBJJ 665KG4F2017
13881Joao NetoJoao NetoLTriangleGrand Slam RJ69KGF2017
14128Hugo MarquesHugo MarquesLPts: 2x0ACB JJ Worlds75KGF2017
14510Hugo MarquesHugo MarquesLPts: 4x0ACB S. American75KG4F2018
14897Marcos CostaMarcos CostaLPts: 2x0Grand Slam LDN77KGSF2018
14949Jan BasoLPts: 4x2ACB European75KGSF2018
8178Vitor MattosWPts: 4x0Brasileiro NoGi73KG4F2015
8181Herbert BurnsHerbert BurnsWInjuryBrasileiro NoGi73KGSF2015
8501M. CavalcanteWTriangleGrand Slam RJ77KGR12015
8507Rodrigo BarbosaWPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam RJ77KG8F2015
8512Rene LimaWEstima lockGrand Slam RJ77KG4F2015
8519Matheus CostaMatheus CostaWPts: 6x3Grand Slam RJ77KG3RD2015
9104Joao FerreiraWPts: 6x2Pan American76KGR12016
9402Sergio CalderonWPts: 2x2, AdvWorld Pro69KGR12016
9406Gianni GrippoGianni GrippoWPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Pro69KG8F2016
9734Edu ConceiçãoWChoke from backCuritiba Open76KG4F2016
9737Diego VivaldoDiego VivaldoWPts: 2x0Curitiba Open76KGSF2016
10821Raphael CadenaWPts: 7x0Grand Slam RJ69KGR12016
10826Mackson CamaraWPts: 2x0Grand Slam RJ69KGR22016
10832Alexandre VieiraAlexandre VieiraWAdvGrand Slam RJ69KG4F2016
10835Tiago BravoTiago BravoWReferee DecisionGrand Slam RJ69KGSF2016
11026UnknownWPts: 4x0South American76KGR12016
11028UnknownWChoke from backSouth American76KG4F2016
11820Bruno ValdivinoWToe holdPan American70KGR12017
12103Juliano RochaWChoke from backFloripa Fall Open76KGR12017
12408Andre RibeiroWEstima lockBrasileiro70KGR12017
12410Caio NunesWChoke from backBrasileiro70KGR22017
12412Victor MoraesWPointsBrasileiro70KG4F2017
12416Isaque PaivaIsaque PaivaWPointsBrasileiro70KGSF2017
13876Victor MoraesWReferee DecisionGrand Slam RJ69KG4F2017
13880Fernando VieiraFernando VieiraWPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam RJ69KGSF2017
14126Fernando PenaWReferee DecisionACB JJ Worlds75KGSF2017
14895Youngam NohWPts: 2x0Grand Slam LDN77KG4F2018
14900Bruno BorgesWPts: 2x2, AdvGrand Slam LDN77KGRPC2018
14901Youngam NohWPts: 2x0Grand Slam LDN77KGRPC2018
14944K. SuchorabskiWReferee DecisionACB European75KGR12018
14946Robert HenekWPts: 2x0ACB European75KG4F2018
14951Kacper RotWPts: 4x2ACB European75KG3RD2018
15252Lucas BarrosWPts: 11x2Curitiba Open76KG4F2018
15255Rhayan NascimentoWPts: 6x2Curitiba Open76KGSF2018
15256Victor MatosWDQCuritiba Open76KGF2018
15503Rodrigo CardosoWChoke from backBrasileiro70KGR12018
15509Nielton SoaresWChoke from backBrasileiro70KG4F2018
15510Marcio AndreMarcio AndreWInjuryBrasileiro70KGSF2018
15512Gianni GrippoGianni GrippoWReferee DecisionBrasileiro70KGF2018

Rafael Mansur vs Diego Bispo

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