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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)
  • 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

    28 (42%)
    11 (17%)
    22 (33%)
    5 (8%)
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)


Toe hold
Choke from back
No arm triangle
Flying triangle
    6 (25%)
    8 (33%)
    8 (33%)
    2 (8%)
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)


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
16650Thiago MacedoThiago MacedoLPts: 0x0, AdvAmerican Nat.70KGF2018
16904Michael PerezMichael PerezLReferee DecisionW.S.O.G.81KG8F2018
17199Kennedy MacielKennedy MacielLPointsLas Vegas Open70KG4F2018
17232Cole FransonCole FransonLGuillotineLV NG Open67KGF2018
18182Isaque PaivaIsaque PaivaLBow and arrowGrand Slam RJ69KGR12018
19282Pedro MendesLPts: 0x0, AdvLA BJJ Pro70KGSF2019
20293Esdras BarbosaLN/ADallas SPOABS4F2019
20334Kennedy MacielKennedy MacielLChoke from backSan Diego Open70KGF2019
20348Michael PerezMichael PerezLPts: 0x0, AdvSan Diego OpenABS4F2019
20482Marcio AndreMarcio AndreLPts: 2x2, AdvWorld Champ.70KGR22019
20791Kennedy MacielKennedy MacielLArmbarAmerican NG Nats67KGSF2019
20811Kennedy MacielKennedy MacielLReferee DecisionAmerican Nats70KGF2019
20954Isaac DoederleinIsaac DoederleinLPts: 2x2, AdvNY BJJ Pro70KGF2019
21412Thiago MacedoThiago MacedoLPointsDallas SMO70KGF2019
21425Guilherme AugustoGuilherme AugustoLPts: 9x4Dallas SMOABSSF2019
21511Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoLOmoplataF2W 12570KGSPF2019
21958Alex SodreAlex SodreLPointsCuritiba Sp. Open70KGF2019
22303Rafael MansurRafael MansurLPts: 4x4, AdvRio BJJ Pro70KGF2019
23489Silvio DuranSilvio DuranLPts: 0x0, AdvHouston WO70KGF2020
23762Isaac DoederleinIsaac DoederleinLStraight ankle lockAustin Open70KGSF2020
23945Matheus GabrielMatheus GabrielLPts: 4x2Pan American70KGSF2020
24342Josh CisnerosJosh CisnerosLPts: 0x0, AdvAmerican Nats70KGSF2020
25583Marcus BeddorLInside heel hookHouston NGO69KGF2021
25772Marvin CastellLInside heel hookN.Orleans NGO67KGSF2021
16644Nichollas WelkerWReferee DecisionAmerican Nat.70KGR12018
16647Brian MahechaBrian MahechaWArmbarAmerican Nat.70KG4F2018
16648Rodrigo LopesWNo arm triangleAmerican Nat.70KGSF2018
16837Joe MurphyWTriangleSJJIF LA Open70KGF2018
16838UnknownWTriangleSJJIF LA OpenABSSF2018
16839Gustave EpeeWTriangleSJJIF LA OpenABSF2018
16840Muin GafurovWTriangleSJJIF LA NG Open67KGF2018
17195Michael MainWPts: 4x0Las Vegas Open70KGR12018
17230Josh MurdockWChokeLV NG Open67KGSF2018
20290Matheus VianaWToe holdDallas SPOABS4F2019
20331Jesse AlexanderWTriangleSan Diego Open70KG4F2019
20332Pablo MantovaniPablo MantovaniWPts: 4x2San Diego Open70KGSF2019
20383Spencer NogawaWPointsDenver Open70KGSF2019
20385Orlando AndavizaWChoke from backDenver Open70KGF2019
20475Cole FransonCole FransonWPts: 2x0World Champ.70KGR12019
20807Thiago CintraWSubmissionAmerican Nats70KG4F2019
20906Mauricio FernandesWPointsNew Orleans Open70KGF2019
20950Thiago MacedoThiago MacedoWPts: 2x2, AdvNY BJJ Pro70KG4F2019
20952Josh MurdockWTriangleNY BJJ Pro70KGSF2019
21048Juan GarciaWPointsAustin SMO70KG4F2019
21050Fernando SoaresWPointsAustin SMO70KGSF2019
21052Thiago MacedoThiago MacedoWPointsAustin SMO70KGF2019
21199Fernando JesusWReferee DecisionF2W 12170KGSPF2019
21288Kaio AbrantesWFlying triangleLas Vegas Open70KGR12019
21296Vitor PaschoalWToe holdLas Vegas Open70KG4F2019
21298Gianni GrippoGianni GrippoWPts: 6x4Las Vegas Open70KGSF2019
21300Israel SousaIsrael SousaWPts: 8x6Las Vegas Open70KGF2019
21411Juan GarciaWPointsDallas SMO70KGSF2019
21422Damien NitkinWChoke from backDallas SMOABS4F2019
21941Igot GattoWN/ABH Spring Open70KGSF2019
21942Lucas SilvaWPts: 2x2, AdvBH Spring Open70KGF2019
21957Danilo MoreiraDanilo MoreiraWPointsCuritiba Sp. Open70KGSF2019
22294Leandro LimaWPointsRio BJJ Pro70KGR12019
22300Pedro PetronioWPointsRio BJJ Pro70KG4F2019
22302Hiago GeorgeHiago GeorgeWPointsRio BJJ Pro70KGSF2019
22399Luan SilvaWPts: 4x4, AdvSouth American70KGR12019
22403Caio WolgaWPointsSouth American70KG4F2019
22406Yuta ShimadaYuta ShimadaWPts: 4x0South American70KGSF2019
22407Pedro DiasPedro DiasWPts: 0x0, AdvSouth American70KGF2019
23126Giovanni CarvalhoWPointsNew Orleans Open70KGSF2020
23127Thiago BritoWToe holdNew Orleans Open70KGF2020
23488Jacob AllphinWPointsHouston WO70KGSF2020
23656Andris BrunovskisAndris BrunovskisWReferee DecisionF2W 14872KGSPF2020
23759Brandon WalkerWPts: 7x4Austin Open70KG4F2020
23929Windson RamosWPts: 2x2, AdvPan American70KGR12020
23938Thiago CintraWTrianglePan American70KG8F2020
23944Joao MendesJoao MendesWPts: 0x0, AdvPan American70KG4F2020
24183M. FernandesWOmoplataHouston Open70KGSF2020
24184Isaac DoederleinIsaac DoederleinWPts: 2x0Houston Open70KGF2020
24340Kennedy MacielKennedy MacielWPts: 2x2, AdvAmerican Nats70KG4F2020
24952Ali MonfaradiAli MonfaradiWPts: 0x0, AdvDallas Open70KG4F2021
24953Orlando CastilloWPts: 4x2Dallas Open70KGSF2021
24955Gianni GrippoGianni GrippoWPts: 2x0Dallas Open70KGF2021
24986Orlando CastilloWPts: 2x2, AdvDallas NGO67KGF2021
25550Emilio HernandezEmilio HernandezWPts: 8x2Houston Open70KGSF2021
25551Josh CisnerosJosh CisnerosWReferee DecisionHouston Open70KGF2021
25582Juan GarciaWTriangleHouston NGO69KGSF2021
25744Damion OrandayWTriangleN.Orleans Open70KGSF2021
25746Orlando CastilloWTriangleN.Orleans Open70KGF2021
26267Vinny SaenzWTriangleF2W 17370KGSPF2021
26348Orlando CastilloWReferee DecisionF2W 17470KGSPF2021
26383Damion OrandayWPts: 10x4American Nats70KG4F2021
26386Nick SallesNick SallesWPts: 2x2, AdvAmerican Nats70KGSF2021
26387Joao MendesJoao MendesWPts: 4x4, AdvAmerican Nats70KGF2021
26658David MoslehWPts: 2x0Austin Open70KGSF2021
26659Danilo MoreiraDanilo MoreiraWPts: 4x2Austin Open70KGF2021

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