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Sam McNally is a professional grappler from the Republic of Ireland who represents Dublin’s East Coast Jiu-Jitsu Academy (ECJJA) in the sport’s global circuit. A black belt in Jiu-Jitsu under Darragh O’Conaill, McNally gained worldwide notoriety in 2022 after two big performances in the International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation (IBJJF) European Open – where Sam earned a bronze medal – and in the Abu Dhabi Combat Club (ADCC) European Trials – gold medal, breaking through as one of the top athletes in his division.

Sam McNally Jiu-Jitsu

Full Name: Sam McNally

Nickname: N/A

Lineage: Carlos Gracie > Helio Gracie > Royler Gracie > Saulo Ribeiro > (Xande Ribeiro >) Darragh O’Conaill > Sam McNally

Main Achievements:

  • 1st Place ADCC European Trials (2022)
  • 1st Place IBJJF London Fall Open (2019)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Dublin Open (2022)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF European Open (2022)

Main Achievements (Colored Belts):

  • 1st Place IBJJF Ireland Nationals (2019 brown)
  • 1st Place AJP British National Pro (2019 brown)
  • 1st Place AJP Spain National Pro (2019 brown)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF Pan Championship (2019 brown)
  • 3rd Place AJP Grand Slam, LDN (2017 purple)

Favorite Position/Technique: Modern JJ Style

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

Team/Association: East Coast Jiu-Jitsu

Sam McNally Biography

Sam McNally was born in November 1994, in Dublin, the capital city of the Republic of Ireland.

Despite not being particularly sporty as a child, not in a competitive environment at least, McNally had a short-lived experience with martial arts through his high school which taught judo as a part of its sport’s curriculum. This episode drove Sam to look for grappling as an extra-curricular activity, finding what he was looking for in jiu-jitsu.

McNally joined Darragh O’Conaill’s school at the age of 16, the gym that would later become East Coast Jiu-Jitsu, one of the most prestigious grappling schools in Europe. Sam went from white to black belt under the guidance of O’Conaill, with his black belt promotion taking place on June 29, 2019,

Sam McNally Grappling Record

28 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    7 (25%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    3 (11%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    14 (50%)
  • BY DECISION
    4 (14%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

14 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Armbar
57
8
#86e620
Bow and arrow
7
1
#5AD3D1
RNC
7
1
#d1212a
Heel hook
7
1
#fad11b
Choke from back
7
1
#f58822
Outside heel hook
7
1
#224aba
Katagatame
7
1
14
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
20 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    7 (35%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    3 (15%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    7 (35%)
  • BY DECISION
    2 (10%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    1 (5%)

7 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
Inside heel hook
29
2
#86e620
Terra footlock
14
1
#5AD3D1
Straight ankle lock
14
1
#d1212a
Armbar
14
1
#fad11b
Hashimoto choke
14
1
#f58822
RNC
14
1
7
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Sam McNally Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
22123Gabriel MarangoniGabriel MarangoniLTerra footlockRome Fall Open70KGSF2019
22147Cole FransonCole FransonLStraight ankle lockEuropean NoGi67KGR12019
22186Fabio CaloiFabio CaloiLAdvEuropean NoGiABSR12019
22427Matheus GodoyMatheus GodoyLPts: 6x0Amsterdam OpenABS4F2019
23532Guilherme RochaGuilherme RochaLPts: 4x0London WO70KGF2020
23612Ali MonfaradiAli MonfaradiLPts: 4x3Grand Slam LDN69KG4F2020
29477Alex SodreAlex SodreLArmbarWorld Champ.70KG8F2021
30563Diego SodreDiego SodreLHashimoto chokeEuropean Open70KGSF2022
31090Hiago GeorgeHiago GeorgeLPts: 3x0Grand Slam LDN62KGSF2022
31094Marcos FroedeLPts: 2x1Grand Slam LDN62KG3RD2022
32891Ismael SantosIsmael SantosLPts: 6x6, AdvWorld Champ.70KGR12022
35017Josh CisnerosJosh CisnerosLReferee DecisionADCC66KG4F2022
36085Anthony OliveiraLReferee DecisionEuropean NG67KGSF2022
37225Keito OyanagiLDQEuropean Open70KGR12023
37698Minho YoonLPointsLondon Open70KGSF2023
38583Keith KrikorianKeith KrikorianLRNCGrappleFest70KGSPF2023
42655Cammy DonnellyLInside heel hookADCC EU Trials66KG8F2023
43830Minho YoonLPts: 0x0, AdvLondon FO70KGF2023
44181Julian EspinosaJulian EspinosaLInside heel hookEuropean NoGi67KGF2023
46315Diego SodreDiego SodreLPts: 2x0European Open70KG4F2024
22039Thiago AbudThiago AbudWPts: 4x0London FO70KGSF2019
22040Jobson ApolinaroWArmbarLondon FO70KGF2019
23530Samuel KahnWArmbarLondon WO70KGSF2020
29470Danilo MoreiraDanilo MoreiraWReferee DecisionWorld Champ.70KGR12021
30557Yaroslav BlazhkoWReferee DecisionEuropean Open70KGR12022
30561Eduardo RoqueEduardo RoqueWPts: 4x4, AdvEuropean Open70KG4F2022
31086Bruno BorgesWArmbarGrand Slam LDN62KG4F2022
32012Mitchel SilvaWBow and arrowDublin Open70KGSF2022
32014Pablo MantovaniPablo MantovaniWReferee DecisionDublin Open70KGF2022
32243I. DziubałtowskiWRNCADCC EU Trials66KGR12022
32249Mohammod AlimWArmbarADCC EU Trials66KGR22022
32251Yarin ChrikiWArmbarADCC EU Trials66KGR32022
32254Sam GibbsWArmbarADCC EU Trials66KG4F2022
32257Daniel De-GrootWHeel hookADCC EU Trials66KGSF2022
32258Roine BohlinWPts: 3x0ADCC EU Trials66KGF2022
35009Garry TononGarry TononWPts: 3x0ADCC66KGR12022
36084Rafael ColonheseWAdvEuropean NG67KG4F2022
37749Konstantinos LamposWN/ALondon NGO67KGSF2023
37751Tommy YipWPts: 0x0, AdvLondon NGO67KGF2023
42640Hassan HamshWArmbarADCC EU Trials66KGR12023
42642Tommy YipWPts: 4x2ADCC EU Trials66KG16F2023
43828Fabio FernandesWChoke from backLondon FO70KGSF2023
43856Jobson ApolinarioWOutside heel hookLondon FNGO67KGSF2023
43858Luiz ArrudaWArmbarLondon FNGO67KGF2023
44169Rodrigo MarelloWN/AEuropean NoGi67KG8F2023
44175Adam LeddyWKatagatameEuropean NoGi67KG4F2023
44179Jobson GustavoWPts: 2x0European NoGi67KGSF2023
46308Minho YoonWReferee DecisionEuropean Open70KG8F2024
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