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Richar Nogueira

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Richar Nogueira is a Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt under Cicero Costha, having also worked extensively with coaches Alexandre “Tatinho” Lopes, Mauro Pacífico and João Maceira. Widely regarded as one of his generation’s top featherweights, Richar’s reputation was earned while competing for the PSLPB team (Projeto Social Lutando Pelo Bem), with whom he conquered important medals at the International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation (IBJJF) World, European Open and South American Championships.

Richar Nogueira Jiu-Jitsu

Full Name: Richar Emiliano Nogueira

Nickname: N/A

Lineage: C. Gracie > H. Gracie > R. Gracie > M. Behring > W. Perez > Roberto Godoi > Marco Barbosa > Cicero Costha > Richar Nogueira

Main Achievements:

  • 1st Place IBJJF South American Championship (2019)
  • 1st Place IBJJF American Nationals (2021)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Houston Open (2021)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Las Vegas Open (2019)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Austin Winter Open (2019)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Dallas Spring Open (2019)
  • 1st Place IBJJF New Orleans Open (2019 / 2020)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Denver Open (2019)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF American Nationals (2018 / 2019)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF New York BJJ Pro (2019)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF Pan Championship (2020 / 2022)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF American Nationals (2020)

Main Achievements (Colored Belts):

  • 1st Place IBJJF European Open (2018 brown)
  • 1st Place CBJJ Brazilian Nationals (2016 brown)
  • 1st Place IBJJF South American Championship (2015 purple)
  • 1st Place UAEJJF Grand Slam, Rio de Janeiro (2016 brown)
  • 1st Place CBJJ Brazilian Teams National (2015 purple)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Rio de Janeiro BJJ Pro (2018 brown)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Curitiba Open (2017 brown)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF World Championship (2016 / 2018 brown)
  • 2nd Place CBJJ Brazilian Nationals (2017 brown)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF American Nationals (2017 brown)

* Absolute
** Weight and absolute

Favorite Position/Technique: Triangle

Weight Division: Peso Pena (70,00 kg / 154.5 lbs)

Team/Association: Sharpen Iron Academy

Richar Nogueira Biography

Richar Nogueira was born on February 26, 1996 in São Carlos, a city located deep inside São Paulo, Brazil state borders.

While growing up Richar already showed a few personality traits that would class him as a potential fighter, particularly on the football (soccer) pitch, where he started his competitive sports career. Known for aggressiveness on the field Nogueira played for the Clube Atlético Paulistinha’s starting lineup as a central defender throughout his childhood. It was only at the age of 13 that the young São Carlos native first heard about jiu jitsu through a good friend and teammate who had given up on the soccer team to focus on BJJ.

Curious about his friend’s dedication to grappling, Nogueira decided to give it a try at a local social project, where his friends trained, which provided free classes. There Richar met his first coach, a purple belt by the name of João Maceira who was a very strong motivator for Nogueira’s in this sport/martial art.

Coach João provided great support to Nogueira, who quickly adapted to jiu jitsu’s approach to combat. This rapid progression led Maceira to recommend Richar to his own Master, Mauro Pacífico, a well known instructor in the region, being the man who started names such as Rubens Charles “Cobrinha” and the Langhi brothers in this sport. After a while training under his wing, Pacífico graded Nogueira to blue belt.

Unfortunately for Richar, at the time of his blue belt promotion he was still in his early teens and there was no juvenile division for this rank. He was also not allowed to compete with the adults. This meant a hiatus from the tournament scene for the foreseeable future.

Fortunately this set back did not last long as Nogueira switched teams soon after this promotion, then joining the Atos Jiu Jitsu Team affiliate under the tutelage of coach “Tatinho” (Alexandre de Oliveira Lopes). Tatinho’s answer to Richar’s belt predicament was to demote Nogueira back to yellow belt, where he could return to the competitive arena.

Under the guidance of Tatinho, Nogueira’s jiu jitsu blossomed with the youngster soon becaming recognized as one of the strongest colored belt competitors in the “Interior de São Paulo” regional BJJ scene. As a blue belt, hoping to make a career from combat sports, Nogueira turned to mixed martial arts (MMA) where he competed a couple of times before his hopes of making a living from the gi returned, soon after he earned his purple belt.

After a talk with his father and coach Tatinho, the three decided to offer Richar’s jiu jitsu services to the PSLPB academy, a team led by Cicero Costha in the state capital. The offer was accepted and consequently Nogueira moved to the famous “fighters” house on the East Wing of São Paulo (Vila Helena), where he shared a roof and the mats with some of his generation’s top grapplers on a daily basis, for the following 3 years.

During his period at PSLPB Richar went from a well known competitor in the regional jiu jitsu scene, to a national and later worldwide recognized rising star. This was also a period when the young Brazilian became more familiarized with coaching methodology, being given a position as an instructor in Cicero’s social project/BJJ school for kids.

The recognition earned Nogueira a coaching position in Glendora, California, USA in 2016. He would maintain this position for the best part of a year, up until 2017 when Dan Lukehart’s gym in neighbouring Brea joined the Cicero Costha’s affiliation. At that point Nogueira joined Brea Jiu Jitsu as one of its coaching staff.

On June 3, 2018, two days after earning a silver medal at the International Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Federation (IBJJF) World Championship, Cicero Costha promoted Richar Nogueira to black belt.

Since earning his black belt Richar has continuously proved his worth as a professional athlete, earning an invitation to become part of the Sharpen Iron Academy, based in Texas, USA. A team swop that took place early in 2019.

Richar Nogueira Grappling Record

    30 (41%)
    11 (15%)
    25 (34%)
    7 (10%)
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)


Toe hold
Choke from back
No arm triangle
Flying triangle
Buggy choke
    8 (28%)
    8 (28%)
    8 (28%)
    4 (14%)
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    1 (3%)


Inside heel hook
Bow and arrow
Choke from back
Straight ankle lock

Richar Nogueira Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
16693Thiago MacedoThiago MacedoLPts: 0x0, AdvAmerican Nat.70KGF2018
16947Michael PerezMichael PerezLReferee DecisionW.S.O.G.81KG8F2018
17250Kennedy MacielKennedy MacielLPointsLas Vegas Open70KG4F2018
17283Cole FransonCole FransonLGuillotineLV NG Open67KGF2018
18246Isaque PaivaIsaque PaivaLBow and arrowGrand Slam RJ69KGR12018
19363Pedro MendesLPts: 0x0, AdvLA BJJ Pro70KGSF2019
20387Esdras BarbosaLN/ADallas SPOABS4F2019
20428Kennedy MacielKennedy MacielLChoke from backSan Diego Open70KGF2019
20442Michael PerezMichael PerezLPts: 0x0, AdvSan Diego OpenABS4F2019
20580Marcio AndreMarcio AndreLPts: 2x2, AdvWorld Champ.70KGR22019
20889Kennedy MacielKennedy MacielLArmbarAmerican NG Nats67KGSF2019
20909Kennedy MacielKennedy MacielLReferee DecisionAmerican Nats70KGF2019
21053Isaac DoederleinIsaac DoederleinLPts: 2x2, AdvNY BJJ Pro70KGF2019
21522Thiago MacedoThiago MacedoLPointsDallas SMO70KGF2019
21535Guilherme AugustoGuilherme AugustoLPts: 9x4Dallas SMOABSSF2019
21621Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoLOmoplataF2W 12570KGSPF2019
22076Alex SodreAlex SodreLPointsCuritiba Sp. Open70KGF2019
22426Rafael MansurRafael MansurLPts: 4x4, AdvRio BJJ Pro70KGF2019
23648Silvio DuranSilvio DuranLPts: 0x0, AdvHouston WO70KGF2020
23927Isaac DoederleinIsaac DoederleinLStraight ankle lockAustin Open70KGSF2020
24114Matheus GabrielMatheus GabrielLPts: 4x2Pan American70KGSF2020
24517Josh CisnerosJosh CisnerosLPts: 0x0, AdvAmerican Nats70KGSF2020
25784Marcus BeddorMarcus BeddorLInside heel hookHouston NGO69KGF2021
25979Marvin CastellLInside heel hookN.Orleans NGO67KGSF2021
27507Jamil Hill-TaylorJamil Hill-TaylorLDQPan American70KG4F2021
28177Gabriel SousaGabriel SousaLPts: 4x2NoGi Worlds67KG4F2021
29239Samuel NagaiSamuel NagaiLReferee DecisionF2W 18870KGSPF2021
29421Fabricio AndreyFabricio AndreyLPts: 7x2World Champ.70KG4F2021
31527Diego SodreDiego SodreLReferee DecisionPan American70KGSF2022
16687Nichollas WelkerWReferee DecisionAmerican Nat.70KGR12018
16690Brian MahechaBrian MahechaWArmbarAmerican Nat.70KG4F2018
16691R. LopesWNo arm triangleAmerican Nat.70KGSF2018
16880Joe MurphyWTriangleSJJIF LA Open70KGF2018
16881UnknownWTriangleSJJIF LA OpenABSSF2018
16882Gustave EpeeWTriangleSJJIF LA OpenABSF2018
16883Muin GafurovWTriangleSJJIF LA NG Open67KGF2018
17246Michael MainWPts: 4x0Las Vegas Open70KGR12018
17281Josh MurdockWChokeLV NG Open67KGSF2018
20384Matheus VianaWToe holdDallas SPOABS4F2019
20425Jesse AlexanderWTriangleSan Diego Open70KG4F2019
20426Pablo MantovaniPablo MantovaniWPts: 4x2San Diego Open70KGSF2019
20477Spencer NogawaWPointsDenver Open70KGSF2019
20479Orlando AndavizaWChoke from backDenver Open70KGF2019
20573Cole FransonCole FransonWPts: 2x0World Champ.70KGR12019
20905Thiago CintraWSubmissionAmerican Nats70KG4F2019
21004Mauricio FernandesWPointsNew Orleans Open70KGF2019
21049Thiago MacedoThiago MacedoWPts: 2x2, AdvNY BJJ Pro70KG4F2019
21051Josh MurdockWTriangleNY BJJ Pro70KGSF2019
21148Juan GarciaWPointsAustin SMO70KG4F2019
21150Fernando SoaresWPointsAustin SMO70KGSF2019
21152Thiago MacedoThiago MacedoWPointsAustin SMO70KGF2019
21305Fernando JesusWReferee DecisionF2W 12170KGSPF2019
21394Kaio AbrantesWFlying triangleLas Vegas Open70KGR12019
21402Vitor PaschoalWToe holdLas Vegas Open70KG4F2019
21404Gianni GrippoGianni GrippoWPts: 6x4Las Vegas Open70KGSF2019
21406Israel SousaIsrael SousaWPts: 8x6Las Vegas Open70KGF2019
21521Juan GarciaWPointsDallas SMO70KGSF2019
21532Damien NitkinWChoke from backDallas SMOABS4F2019
22057Igot GattoWN/ABH Spring Open70KGSF2019
22058Lukete SilvaLukete SilvaWPts: 2x2, AdvBH Spring Open70KGF2019
22075Danilo MoreiraDanilo MoreiraWPointsCuritiba Sp. Open70KGSF2019
22417Leandro LimaWPointsRio BJJ Pro70KGR12019
22423Pedro PetronioWPointsRio BJJ Pro70KG4F2019
22425Hiago GeorgeHiago GeorgeWPointsRio BJJ Pro70KGSF2019
22524Luan SilvaWPts: 4x4, AdvSouth American70KGR12019
22528Caio WolgaWPointsSouth American70KG4F2019
22531Yuta ShimadaYuta ShimadaWPts: 4x0South American70KGSF2019
22532Pedro DiasPedro DiasWPts: 0x0, AdvSouth American70KGF2019
23269Giovanni CarvalhoWPointsNew Orleans Open70KGSF2020
23270Thiago BritoWToe holdNew Orleans Open70KGF2020
23647Jacob AllphinWPointsHouston WO70KGSF2020
23815Andris BrunovskisAndris BrunovskisWReferee DecisionF2W 14872KGSPF2020
23924Brandon WalkerWPts: 7x4Austin Open70KG4F2020
24098Windson RamosWPts: 2x2, AdvPan American70KGR12020
24107Thiago CintraWTrianglePan American70KG8F2020
24113Joao MendesJoao MendesWPts: 0x0, AdvPan American70KG4F2020
24357M. FernandesWOmoplataHouston Open70KGSF2020
24358Isaac DoederleinIsaac DoederleinWPts: 2x0Houston Open70KGF2020
24515Kennedy MacielKennedy MacielWPts: 2x2, AdvAmerican Nats70KG4F2020
25150Ali MonfaradiAli MonfaradiWPts: 0x0, AdvDallas Open70KG4F2021
25151Orlando CastilloWPts: 4x2Dallas Open70KGSF2021
25153Gianni GrippoGianni GrippoWPts: 2x0Dallas Open70KGF2021
25184Orlando CastilloWPts: 2x2, AdvDallas NGO67KGF2021
25751Emilio HernandezEmilio HernandezWPts: 8x2Houston Open70KGSF2021
25752Josh CisnerosJosh CisnerosWReferee DecisionHouston Open70KGF2021
25783Juan GarciaWTriangleHouston NGO69KGSF2021
25951Damion OrandayDamion OrandayWTriangleN.Orleans Open70KGSF2021
25953Orlando CastilloWTriangleN.Orleans Open70KGF2021
26481Vinny SaenzWTriangleF2W 17370KGSPF2021
26565Orlando CastilloWReferee DecisionF2W 17470KGSPF2021
26603Damion OrandayDamion OrandayWPts: 10x4American Nats70KG4F2021
26606Nick SallesNick SallesWPts: 2x2, AdvAmerican Nats70KGSF2021
26607Joao MendesJoao MendesWPts: 4x4, AdvAmerican Nats70KGF2021
26880David MoslehWPts: 2x0Austin Open70KGSF2021
26881Danilo MoreiraDanilo MoreiraWPts: 4x2Austin Open70KGF2021
27492Carlos AlvarezWPts: 17x4Pan American70KGR12021
27500Emilio HernandezEmilio HernandezWArmbarPan American70KG8F2021
28167Ighor HortaWBuggy chokeNoGi Worlds67KG8F2021
29409Thiago CintraWTriangleWorld Champ.70KGR12021
29416Gabriel SousaGabriel SousaWPts: 4x2World Champ.70KG8F2021
31516Kennedy MacielKennedy MacielWReferee DecisionPan American70KGR12022
31524Jamil Hill-TaylorJamil Hill-TaylorWReferee DecisionPan American70KG4F2022

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