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Rafael Vasconcelos de Lima is a Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt under Leandro Lo and representative of the Atos JJ Team, having also worked extensively with coaches Cicero Costha (PSLPB) and Ricardo Costa (DBK). Vasconcelos broke out as one of jiu-jitsu’s hottest prospects in the São Paulo area back in 2015 as a purple belt after conquering medals in some of the top tournaments on the International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation (IBJJF) international circuit.

Rafael Vasconcelos Jiu-Jitsu

Full Name: Rafael Vasconcelos de Lima

Nickname: N/A

Lineage: Carlos Gracie > Helio Gracie > Rickson Gracie > Marcelo Behring > Waldomiro PerezRoberto Godoi > Marco Barbosa > Cicero Costha > Leandro Lo > Rafael Vasconcelos

Main Achievements:

  • 1st Place IBJJF American Nationals (2018)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Houston Open (2021)
  • 1st Place IBJJF San Francisco Open (2018*)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Denver Open (2018)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Nashville Open (2018)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Orlando Open (2018)
  • 2nd Place UAEJJF Grand Slam, MIA (2020)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF San Francisco Open (2018)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF Austin Open (2018*)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF Orlando Open (2018*)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF Nashville Open (2018*)
  • 2nd Place UAEJJF Grand Slam, MIA (2020)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF South American Championship (2017)
  • 3rd Place ACBJJ North American Championship (2018)

Main Achievements (Colored Belts):

  • 1st Place IBJJF American Nationals (2016** brown)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Rio Open (2015 purple)
  • 1st Place IBJJF São Paulo Open (2017* brown)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF World Championship (2015** purple)
  • 2nd Place CBJJ Brazilian Nationals (2015* purple)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF São Paulo Open (2015 purple)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF World Championship (2016 brown)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF Pans Championship (2016 brown)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF European Open (2015 purple)
  • 3rd Place CBJJ Brazilian Nationals (2016 brown, 2015 purple)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF São Paulo BJJ Pro (2017**)

* Absolute
** Weight and absolute

Favorite Position/Technique: Open Guard, Distance Passing

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

Team/Association: Atos JJ

Rafael Vasconcelos Biography

Rafael Vasconcelos was born on November 04, 1992 in Fortaleza – the state capital of Ceará, located in Northeastern Brazil.

During his formative years, Rafael gained some weight and as a way to shed the extra pounds, he decided to join a jiu-jitsu class. Vasconcelos was 16 years old at the time (2009).

Ricardo Costa of team DBK in Fortaleza was Vasconcelos’ first instructor and the man in charge of his jiu-jitsu up to purple belt. At this point Rafael was already a rising star in the Ceará grappling circuit and, believing in his potential, he decided to move to São Paulo where he could work full time on his jiu-jitsu career at Cicero Costha‘s PSLPB academy.

During his time at PSLPB, two groups started being formed inside the team. Master Cicero’s and that of the academy’s star pupil Leandro Lo. When the environment became too volatile for the two to coexist, Leandro opened his own academy (New School Brotherhood) and Vasconcelos followed him there.

At New School Brotherhood (NsB) Rafael earned both his brown and his black belts, the latter on October 30, 2017.

While competing in the international BJJ circuit Rafael befriended professors André Galvão and Angelica Galvão. The two would (on February 2018) open the doors of their academy to Vasconcelos, who from then on started representing them internationally.

Rafael Vasconcelos Grappling Record

51 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    25 (49%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    4 (8%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    12 (24%)
  • BY DECISION
    5 (10%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    1 (2%)
  • BY DQ
    4 (8%)

12 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Arm in Ezekiel
17
2
#86e620
Toe hold
17
2
#5AD3D1
Triangle
17
2
#d1212a
Footlock
8
1
#fad11b
Armbar
8
1
#f58822
Ezekiel
8
1
#224aba
Submission
8
1
#ff9124
Verbal tap
8
1
#bf1f6c
Kimura
8
1
12
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
38 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    17 (45%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    2 (5%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    11 (29%)
  • BY DECISION
    7 (18%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    1 (3%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

11 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
Armbar
18
2
#86e620
Botinha
18
2
#5AD3D1
RNC
9
1
#d1212a
Guillotine
9
1
#fad11b
Triangle
9
1
#f58822
Cross choke
9
1
#224aba
Toe hold
9
1
#ff9124
Choke
9
1
#bf1f6c
Kneebar
9
1
11
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Rafael Vasconcelos Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
14347Dimitrius SouzaDimitrius SouzaLPts: 2x0Grand Slam RJ94KG4F2017
14453Guilherme AugustoGuilherme AugustoLPointsSouth American94KGSF2017
15251Tanner RiceTanner RiceLPointsSan Francisco Open100KGF2018
15390Arnaldo MaidanaArnaldo MaidanaLRNCPan American94KG4F2018
15953John CombsJohn CombsLGuillotineDenver OpenABS4F2018
16286Alexandre RibeiroAlexandre RibeiroLPointsSan Diego Open94KGSF2018
16333Diego RamalhoDiego RamalhoLReferee DecisionACB North AmericaABSSF2018
16524Inacio NetoInacio NetoLTriangleWorld Champ.94KGR12018
16662Horlando MonteiroHorlando MonteiroLReferee DecisionAmerican Nat.94KGF2018
16831Wellington ModenaLPts: 8x6Nashville OpenABSF2018
16897Mahamed AlyMahamed AlyLAdvAustin OpenABSF2018
16993Horlando MonteiroHorlando MonteiroLCross chokeOrlando OpenABSF2018
17322Rodrigo ReisLReferee DecisionWashington SU.O.100KGF2018
17539R. EvangelistaR. EvangelistaLToe holdGrand Slam LA110KG4F2018
17544Tanner RiceTanner RiceLReferee DecisionGrand Slam LA110KGRR2018
17997Arnaldo MaidanaArnaldo MaidanaLPointsSJJIF Worlds100KGSF2018
18006Arnaldo MaidanaArnaldo MaidanaLPointsSJJIF NG World100KGSF2018
19556James PuopoloJames PuopoloLArmbarPan American100KG8F2019
19890Gianni CrivelloLN/ASan Jose Open100KGF2019
20579Gutemberg PereiraGutemberg PereiraLChokeWorld Champ.100KGR12019
21019Arnaldo MaidanaArnaldo MaidanaLN/AFresno Open100KGF2019
21564Wellington PerotoLReferee DecisionGrand Slam LA94KG4F2019
21571Renato TagliariLPts: 2x2, PenGrand Slam LA94KG3RD2019
21625Tyrone GoncalvesLReferee DecisionF2W 12697KGSPF2019
22256Wellington PerotoLKneebarLong Beach Open100KGF2019
22332Otavio SousaOtavio SousaLPointsSJJIF WorldsABSSF2019
22342Gabriel AlmeidaGabriel AlmeidaLPointsSJJIF World NG92KGF2019
22881Patrick GaudioPatrick GaudioLPts: 5x0European OpenABSR22020
22963Gabriel VolanteLPts: 6x0European Open94KGR12020
23853Fellipe AndrewFellipe AndrewLPts: 2x0Grand Slam MIA94KGF2020
23997Dominique BellDominique BellLPts: 2x0Pan American94KG4F2020
24188Ruan OliveiraRuan OliveiraLReferee DecisionHouston Open94KGF2020
24960Rafael LovatoRafael LovatoLArmbarDallas Open94KGSF2021
24969Tainan DalpraTainan DalpraLPts: 2x0Dallas OpenABS4F2021
25565Bruno MatiasBruno MatiasLPts: 8x4Houston OpenABSR12021
25979Renato TagliariLPts: 2x2, AdvMemphis OpenABSSF2021
26399Pedro MarinhoPedro MarinhoLBotinhaAmerican Nats94KG4F2021
26413Fellipe AndrewFellipe AndrewLBotinhaAmerican NatsABS4F2021
14339Marcus FernandoWArm in EzekielGrand Slam RJ94KGR12017
14345Helton JoseHelton JoseWPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam RJ94KGR22017
14450Romes RamosWFootlockSouth American94KG4F2017
15249Wellington PerotoWPointsSan Francisco Open100KGSF2018
15252Joshua BowlinWN/ASan Francisco OpenABSR12018
15946Jeffrey AkeWArm in EzekielDenver Open94KGSF2018
15947Tanner WeisgramWDQDenver Open94KGF2018
15950Tanner WeisgramWPts: 2x0Denver OpenABSR12018
16284Gianni CrivelloWPointsSan Diego Open94KG4F2018
16314Gianni CrivelloWReferee DecisionACB North America95KGSF2018
16321Lucas PinheiroLucas PinheiroWReferee DecisionACB North AmericaABS8F2018
16332Ashur DarmoWReferee DecisionACB North AmericaABS4F2018
16661Tanner WeissgramWArmbarAmerican Nat.94KGSF2018
16826Jordan SchillemanWToe holdNashville Open94KGSF2018
16827Josh BowlinWPts: 7x4Nashville Open94KGF2018
16828Josh BowlinWEzekielNashville OpenABSR12018
16829Mauricio FernandesWToe holdNashville OpenABS4F2018
16830Pedro PalharesWDQNashville OpenABSSF2018
16896Matt McCormickWTriangleAustin OpenABSSF2018
16990Charles McGuireWSubmissionOrlando Open100KGF2018
16991Vinicius GarciaVinicius GarciaWPointsOrlando OpenABSSF2018
17326Tex JohnsonTex JohnsonWDQWashington NGO97KGF2018
17538Lucas GustawWPts: 2x0Grand Slam LA110KGR12018
17995Louis VillarrealWDQSJJIF Worlds100KG4F2018
18005Louis VillarrealWPts: 4x2SJJIF NG World100KG4F2018
18108Wellington PerotoWPointsLong Beach Open100KGF2018
19888Fabricio SilveiraWPointsSan Jose Open100KGSF2019
20284Stephen HallWN/ADallas SPO94KGRR2019
20285Esdras BarbosaWN/ADallas SPO94KGF2019
20345Charles McGuireWVerbal tapSan Diego Open100KGSF2019
20346Wellington PerotoWPts: 4x4, AdvSan Diego Open100KGF2019
20347Yan CathalatWPts: 2x0San Diego OpenABS4F2019
21018Alessandro SilvaWPointsFresno Open100KGSF2019
21569Anton MikenkoWPts: 2x0Grand Slam LA94KGRPC2019
21570Hygor BritoHygor BritoWPts: 2x2, PenGrand Slam LA94KGRPC2019
22259R. Dos SantosWPts: 4x2Long Beach OpenABS4F2019
22262Gabriel AlmeidaGabriel AlmeidaWReferee DecisionLong Beach OpenABSSF2019
22328J. VanderlindenWPointsSJJIF Worlds100KGSF2019
22330Arnaldo MaidanaArnaldo MaidanaWPointsSJJIF Worlds100KGF2019
22870Rodrigo CaporalRodrigo CaporalWReferee DecisionEuropean OpenABSR12020
23848Fellipe TrovoFellipe TrovoWPts: 2x1Grand Slam MIA94KG4F2020
23851Tex JohnsonTex JohnsonWPts: 3x0Grand Slam MIA94KGSF2020
23992J. JansenWPts: 14x0Pan American94KGR12020
24187Inacio NetoInacio NetoWPts: 2x0Houston Open94KGRR2020
24189Stuart MaddoxWPts: 8x2Houston OpenABSSF2020
25179Giancarlo BodoniGiancarlo BodoniWPts: 0x0, AdvOrlando Open94KGSF2021
25180Charles McGuireWKimuraOrlando Open94KGF2021
25557Charles McGuireWTriangleHouston Open94KGSF2021
25559Bruno MatiasBruno MatiasWAdvHouston Open94KGF2021
25974Jurgens JansenWPts: 5x0Memphis Open94KGF2021
25976Jurgens JansenWPts: 3x2Memphis OpenABS4F2021

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