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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:

  • IBJJF South American Champion (2011 purple)
  • IBJJF Rio International Open (2014 brown)
  • IBJJF Floripa International Open Champion (2013/2014 brown)
  • CBJJ Brazilian National Championship Runner-up (2017 black, 2014 brown)
  • CBJJ Brazilian National No-Gi Championship Runner-up (2015)
  • IBJJF South American Championship Runner-up (2012/2013 brown)
  • UAEJJF Abu Dhabi Grand Slam – Rio de Janeiro Runner-up (2016)
  • IBJJF Curitiba International Open Runner-up (2016)
  • UAEJJF Abu Dhabi Grand Slam – Rio de Janeiro 3rd Place (2015)
  • UAEJJF Abu Dhabi World Pro Championship 4th Place (2016)

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

23 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    9 (39%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    4 (17%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    9 (39%)
  • BY DECISION
    1 (4%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

9 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Choke from back
44
4
#86e620
Estima lock
22
2
#5AD3D1
Injury
11
1
#d1212a
Triangle
11
1
#fad11b
Toe hold
11
1
9
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
13 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    10 (77%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    0 (0%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    2 (15%)
  • BY DECISION
    1 (8%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

2 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
Estima lock
50
1
#86e620
Choke from back
50
1
2
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Rafael Mansur Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
8067Thiago GaiaThiago GaiaLPts: 4x0Brasileiro NoGi73KGF2015
8402Lucas ValleLPts: 2x0Grand Slam - Rio77KGSF2015
8983Edwin NajmiEdwin NajmiLEstima lockPan American76KG8F2016
9285Marcio AndreMarcio AndreLPts: 6x2World Pro69KGSF2016
9287Tiago BravoTiago BravoLPts: 2x0World Pro69KG3RD2016
9614Caio AlmeidaCaio AlmeidaLPts: 4x2Curitiba Open76KGF2016
10240Julio AnjosJulio AnjosLPts: 6x2Sao Paulo Open76KGR12016
10688Isaque PaivaIsaque PaivaLReferee DecisionGrand Slam - Rio69KGF2016
10880Michael LanghiMichael LanghiLChoke from backSouth American76KGSF2016
11646Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoLPts: 4x2Pan American70KG8F2017
11921Michael LanghiMichael LanghiLN/AFloripa Fall Open76KG4F2017
12227Rubens CharlesRubens CharlesLPts: 4x2Brasileiro70KGF2017
12895Augusto MendesAugusto MendesLPointsACBJJ 665KG4F2017
8063Vitor MattosWPts: 4x0Brasileiro NoGi73KG4F2015
8066Herbert BurnsHerbert BurnsWInjuryBrasileiro NoGi73KGSF2015
8386M. CavalcanteWTriangleGrand Slam - Rio77KGR12015
8392Rodrigo BarbosaWPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam - Rio77KG8F2015
8397Rene LimaWEstima lockGrand Slam - Rio77KG4F2015
8404Matheus CostaMatheus CostaWPts: 6x3Grand Slam - Rio77KG3RD2015
8979Joao FerreiraWPts: 6x2Pan American76KGR12016
9277Sergio CalderonWPts: 2x2, AdvWorld Pro69KGR12016
9281Gianni GrippoGianni GrippoWPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Pro69KG8F2016
9609Edu ConceiçãoWChoke from backCuritiba Open76KG4F2016
9612Diego VivaldoWPts: 2x0Curitiba Open76KGSF2016
10672Raphael CadenaWPts: 7x0Grand Slam - Rio69KGR12016
10677Mackson CamaraWPts: 2x0Grand Slam - Rio69KGR22016
10683Alexandre VieiraWAdvGrand Slam - Rio69KG4F2016
10686Tiago BravoTiago BravoWReferee DecisionGrand Slam - Rio69KGSF2016
10875UnknownWPts: 4x0South American76KGR12016
10877UnknownWChoke from backSouth American76KG4F2016
11643Bruno ValdivinoWToe holdPan American70KGR12017
11919Juliano RochaWChoke from backFloripa Fall Open76KGR12017
12218Andre RibeiroWEstima lockBrasileiro70KGR12017
12220Caio NunesWChoke from backBrasileiro70KGR22017
12222Victor MoraesWPointsBrasileiro70KG4F2017
12226Isaque PaivaIsaque PaivaWPointsBrasileiro70KGSF2017

Rafael Mansur vs Diego Bispo

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