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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

44 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    18 (41%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    6 (14%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    13 (30%)
  • BY DECISION
    6 (14%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    1 (2%)

13 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Choke from back
54
7
#86e620
Injury
15
2
#5AD3D1
Estima lock
15
2
#d1212a
Toe hold
8
1
#fad11b
Triangle
8
1
13
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
23 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    14 (61%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    3 (13%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    3 (13%)
  • BY DECISION
    3 (13%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

3 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

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

Rafael Mansur Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
8218Thiago GaiaThiago GaiaLPts: 4x0Brasileiro NoGi73KGF2015
8555Lucas ValleLPts: 2x0Grand Slam RJ77KGSF2015
9159Edwin NajmiEdwin NajmiLEstima lockPan American76KG8F2016
9466Marcio AndreMarcio AndreLPts: 6x2World Pro69KGSF2016
9468Tiago BravoTiago BravoLPts: 2x0World Pro69KG3RD2016
9794Caio AlmeidaCaio AlmeidaLPts: 4x2Curitiba Open76KGF2016
10446Julio AnjosJulio AnjosLPts: 6x2Sao Paulo Open76KGR12016
10912Isaque PaivaIsaque PaivaLReferee DecisionGrand Slam RJ69KGF2016
11108Michael LanghiMichael LanghiLChoke from backSouth American76KGSF2016
11945Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoLPts: 4x2Pan American70KG8F2017
12233Michael LanghiMichael LanghiLN/AFloripa Fall Open76KG4F2017
12549Rubens CharlesRubens CharlesLPts: 4x2Brasileiro70KGF2017
13243Augusto MendesAugusto MendesLPointsACBJJ 665KG4F2017
14094Joao NetoJoao NetoLTriangleGrand Slam RJ69KGF2017
14356Hugo MarquesHugo MarquesLPts: 2x0ACB JJ Worlds75KGF2017
14750Hugo MarquesHugo MarquesLPts: 4x0ACB S. American75KG4F2018
15144Marcos CostaMarcos CostaLPts: 2x0Grand Slam LDN77KGSF2018
15196Jan BasoLPts: 4x2ACB European75KGSF2018
16042Leo SaggioroLeo SaggioroLPts: 2x2, AdvWorld Champ.70KG4F2018
16665Joao MendesJoao MendesLAdvFloripa W. Open76KGSF2018
17030Gianni GrippoGianni GrippoLReferee DecisionGrand Slam LA69KG4F2018
17037Vitor MoraesLPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam LA69KGRR2018
17663Joao MendesJoao MendesLReferee DecisionGrand Slam RJ69KGSF2018
8214Vitor MattosWPts: 4x0Brasileiro NoGi73KG4F2015
8217Herbert BurnsHerbert BurnsWInjuryBrasileiro NoGi73KGSF2015
8539M. CavalcanteWTriangleGrand Slam RJ77KGR12015
8545Rodrigo BarbosaWPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam RJ77KG8F2015
8550Rene LimaWEstima lockGrand Slam RJ77KG4F2015
8557Matheus CostaMatheus CostaWPts: 6x3Grand Slam RJ77KG3RD2015
9155Joao FerreiraWPts: 6x2Pan American76KGR12016
9458Sergio CalderonWPts: 2x2, AdvWorld Pro69KGR12016
9462Gianni GrippoGianni GrippoWPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Pro69KG8F2016
9789Edu ConceiçãoWChoke from backCuritiba Open76KG4F2016
9792Diego VivaldoDiego VivaldoWPts: 2x0Curitiba Open76KGSF2016
10896Raphael CadenaWPts: 7x0Grand Slam RJ69KGR12016
10901Mackson CamaraWPts: 2x0Grand Slam RJ69KGR22016
10907Alexandre VieiraAlexandre VieiraWAdvGrand Slam RJ69KG4F2016
10910Tiago BravoTiago BravoWReferee DecisionGrand Slam RJ69KGSF2016
11103UnknownWPts: 4x0South American76KGR12016
11105UnknownWChoke from backSouth American76KG4F2016
11942Bruno ValdivinoWToe holdPan American70KGR12017
12231Juliano RochaWChoke from backFloripa Fall Open76KGR12017
12540Andre RibeiroWEstima lockBrasileiro70KGR12017
12542Caio NunesWChoke from backBrasileiro70KGR22017
12544Victor MoraesWPointsBrasileiro70KG4F2017
12548Isaque PaivaIsaque PaivaWPointsBrasileiro70KGSF2017
14089Victor MoraesWReferee DecisionGrand Slam RJ69KG4F2017
14093Fernando VieiraFernando VieiraWPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam RJ69KGSF2017
14354Fernando PenaWReferee DecisionACB JJ Worlds75KGSF2017
15142Youngam NohWPts: 2x0Grand Slam LDN77KG4F2018
15147Bruno BorgesWPts: 2x2, AdvGrand Slam LDN77KGRPC2018
15148Youngam NohWPts: 2x0Grand Slam LDN77KGRPC2018
15191K. SuchorabskiWReferee DecisionACB European75KGR12018
15193Robert HenekWPts: 2x0ACB European75KG4F2018
15198Kacper RotWPts: 4x2ACB European75KG3RD2018
15520Lucas BarrosWPts: 11x2Curitiba Open76KG4F2018
15523Rhayan NascimentoWPts: 6x2Curitiba Open76KGSF2018
15524Victor MatosWDQCuritiba Open76KGF2018
15780Rodrigo CardosoWChoke from backBrasileiro70KGR12018
15786Nielton SoaresWChoke from backBrasileiro70KG4F2018
15787Marcio AndreMarcio AndreWInjuryBrasileiro70KGSF2018
15789Gianni GrippoGianni GrippoWReferee DecisionBrasileiro70KGF2018
16037Brandon WalenskyBrandon WalenskyWPts: 2x0World Champ.70KGR22018
16661Rodrigo PaixaoWPointsFloripa W. Open76KG4F2018
17027Filipe SimplicioWPts: 2x0Grand Slam LA69KGR12018
17656Ricardo RochaWReferee DecisionGrand Slam RJ69KG8F2018
17660Thiago RosaWChoke from backGrand Slam RJ69KG4F2018

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