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Sebastian Serpa

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Sebastian Serpa is a jiu-jitsu black belt under the Mahecha Brothers (Kevin Mahecha & Brian Mahecha) of Mushin BJJ who worked extensively with Michel “Buiú” Pereira at the Carlson Gracie Academy in Miami, Florida. Sebastian Serpa became recognized as one of his generation’s foremost light-featherweights while competing in the colored belt divisions of the International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation (IBJJF) circuit, particularly during his brown belt campaign (2021), a time when the Floridian conquered World and Pan American titles.

Sebastian Serpa Jiu-Jitsu

Full Name: Sebastian Ernesto Serpa

Nickname: N/A

Lineage: Carlos Gracie > Helio Gracie > Carlson Gracie > André PederneirasJoão Roque > Jonatas Gurgel > Kevin Mahecha & Brian Mahecha > Sebastian Serpa

Main Achievements:

  • 1st Place IBJJF World Championship (2021 brown)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Pan Championship (2021 brown)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF Pan Championship (2020 purple)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF American Nationals (2020 purple, 2021 brown)
  • 3rd Place AJP Grand Slam, MIA (2021 brown)

Main Achievements (Juvenile):

  • 3rd Place IBJJF World Championship (2017)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF Pan Championship (2017**)

* Absolute
** Weight and Absolute

Favorite Position/Technique: Crab-Ride / Berimbolo

Weight Division: Peso Pluma (64,00 kg / 141.5 lbs)

Team/Association: Carlson Gracie / Mushin BJJ

Sebastian Serpa Biography

Sebastian Serpa was born on February 03, 2001, in Miami, Florida, where he was raised.

Growing up, Sebastian’s father was a big fan of martial arts and combat sports, being particularly uncompromising in his belief that everyone should know how to defend himself, credence he applied to his son. Following that premise, Sebastian started visiting a local boxing gym with his dad during his childhood.

After a few tries at the Sweet Science, it was clear that boxing was not something Serpa wanted to pursue, therefore a search for a new martial art began. Right around this time, Sebastian found a leaflet for a nearby jiu-jitsu school and was intrigued about grappling. That gym was Carlson Gracie Miami and Sebastian was 8 years old when he joined.

Michel Pereira, also known as “Buiu” was Sebastian’s first instructor and the person who led the young Miami native from white to brown belt.

Early in 2019, however, then purple belt Sebastian Serpa was told of a tough open mat session led by the Mahecha Brothers, Brian, and Kevin, in their garage every Sunday. A training session that was open to athletes of various teams and backgrounds. Intrigued by the training, Sebastian started attending and was immediately impressed with the level of grappling in the room, particularly with the skill level of the Mahecha’s.

With time, Sebastian started training more and more with Brian and Kevin, to the point that the Miami-based duo took over Serpa’s training, promoting him to black belt midway through December 2021, after Sebastian conquered his first world title.

Sebastian Serpa Grappling Record

21 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    13 (62%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    1 (5%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    6 (29%)
  • BY DECISION
    0 (0%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    1 (5%)

6 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Choke from back
50
3
#86e620
Toe hold
33
2
#5AD3D1
Armbar
17
1
6
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
12 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    8 (67%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    3 (25%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    0 (0%)
  • BY DECISION
    1 (8%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

0 SUBMISSION LOSSES

Sebastian Serpa Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
31733Joao OliveiraLPts: 6x5Orando Pro69KGF2022
32446Ismael SantosIsmael SantosLPts: 6x6, AdvAtlanta SPO70KG4F2022
32830Diego OliveiraDiego OliveiraLPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Champ.64KG4F2022
33614Rodrigo GortariLReferee DecisionABC Champ.NAF2022
33696Samuel NagaiSamuel NagaiLPts: 4x2Orlando SMO70KGF2022
34463Pedro DiasPedro DiasLPts: 4x2Chicago SMO70KGF2022
34522Omar AlfadhliLPts: 2x1Grand Slam MIA62KG4F2022
35140Ismael SantosIsmael SantosLPts: 10x10, AdvAtlanta FO70KGF2022
36111Eduardo RoqueEduardo RoqueLN/ANashville Open70KGF2022
36124Chris PassarrelloLN/ANashville OpenABSSF2022
36233Meyram MaquineMeyram MaquineLPts: 3x1World Pro62KGR12022
36249Jonas AndradeJonas AndradeLPts: 2x1World Pro62KG3RD2022
31732Antonio BuchwaldWPts: 2x0Orando Pro69KGSF2022
32825Huthayfah PenneyWPts: 4x4, AdvWorld Champ.64KG8F2022
33611Carlos AlvarezWArmbarABC Champ.NAR12022
33612Justin DiazWPts: 2x0ABC Champ.NA4F2022
33613Felipe PortoWPts: 2x0ABC Champ.NASF2022
33691Michael MehlWChoke from backOrlando SMO70KGR12022
33692Daniel ProanoWChoke from backOrlando SMO70KG4F2022
34461Emilio HernandezEmilio HernandezWDQChicago SMO70KGSF2022
34529Faris KashmeeriWPts: 5x0Grand Slam MIA62KGRPC2022
34531Shoya IshiguroWPts: 8x4Grand Slam MIA62KGRPC2022
34533Omar AlfadhliWPts: 10x3Grand Slam MIA62KG3RD2022
35135Giovanni MarceloWChoke from backAtlanta FO70KG4F2022
35139Emilio HernandezEmilio HernandezWPts: 4x2Atlanta FO70KGSF2022
35722Suraj BudhramWPts: 5x0Miami FO70KGSF2022
36110Emilio HernandezEmilio HernandezWN/ANashville Open70KGSF2022
36121Joseph WatsonWN/ANashville OpenABS4F2022
36244Americo MutundaWToe holdWorld Pro62KGRPC2022
36245A. AlmudhriWToe holdWorld Pro62KGRPC2022
36246Huseyn AbaszadaWPts: 7x4World Pro62KGRPC2022
36247Wanki ChaeWanki ChaeWPts: 2x0World Pro62KGRPC2022
37044Huthayfa PenneyWPts: 8x6European Open64KGR12023
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