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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

    29 (51%)
    10 (18%)
    14 (25%)
    2 (4%)
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    2 (4%)


Choke from back
Toe hold
Straight ankle lock
Triangle armbar
Bow and arrow
    14 (61%)
    5 (22%)
    0 (0%)
    4 (17%)
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)


Sebastian Serpa Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
31782Joao OliveiraLPts: 6x5Orando Pro69KGF2022
32501Ismael SantosIsmael SantosLPts: 6x6, AdvAtlanta SPO70KG4F2022
32885Diego OliveiraDiego OliveiraLPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Champ.64KG4F2022
33679Rodrigo GortariLReferee DecisionABC Champ.NAF2022
33763Samuel NagaiSamuel NagaiLPts: 4x2Orlando SMO70KGF2022
34531Pedro DiasPedro DiasLPts: 4x2Chicago SMO70KGF2022
34590Omar AlfadhliLPts: 2x1Grand Slam MIA62KG4F2022
35223Ismael SantosIsmael SantosLPts: 10x10, AdvAtlanta FO70KGF2022
36207Eduardo RoqueEduardo RoqueLPts: 2x0Nashville Open70KGF2022
36329Meyram MaquineMeyram MaquineLPts: 3x1World Pro62KGR12022
36345Jonas AndradeJonas AndradeLPts: 2x1World Pro62KG3RD2022
37229Malachi EdmondMalachi EdmondLReferee DecisionEuropean Open64KG4F2023
37854Joao PedroLPts: 2x0Tampa Open70KG4F2023
38434Yuta ShimadaYuta ShimadaLPts: 4x4, AdvPan American64KG4F2023
39568Fabricio AndreyFabricio AndreyLReferee DecisionBrasileiro70KG4F2023
39955Diego OliveiraDiego OliveiraLAdvHouston Open70KGF2023
40305Diogo ReisDiogo ReisLPts: 4x2World Champ.64KG8F2023
41141Joao OliveiraLPts: 4x3Jacksonville Pro69KGF2023
43012Artur OliveiraLPts: 2x2ADGS Miami69KG8F2023
44787Diego SodreDiego SodreLPts: 3x0World Pro69KGF2023
46381Kennedy MacielKennedy MacielLPts: 2x0European Open70KG4F2024
47900Florian BayiliFlorian BayiliLPts: 8x4Pan American70KG8F2024
49141Guilherme FernandesGuilherme FernandesLReferee DecisionBrasileiro70KG8F2024
31781Antonio BuchwaldWPts: 2x0Orando Pro69KGSF2022
32880Huthayfah PenneyWPts: 4x4, AdvWorld Champ.64KG8F2022
33676Carlos AlvarezWArmbarABC Champ.NAR12022
33677Justin DiazWPts: 2x0ABC Champ.NA4F2022
33678Felipe PortoWPts: 2x0ABC Champ.NASF2022
33758Michael MehlWChoke from backOrlando SMO70KGR12022
33759Daniel ProanoWChoke from backOrlando SMO70KG4F2022
34529Emilio HernandezEmilio HernandezWDQChicago SMO70KGSF2022
34597Faris KashmeeriWPts: 5x0Grand Slam MIA62KGRPC2022
34599Shoya IshiguroWPts: 8x4Grand Slam MIA62KGRPC2022
34601Omar AlfadhliWPts: 10x3Grand Slam MIA62KG3RD2022
35218Giovanni MarceloWChoke from backAtlanta FO70KG4F2022
35222Emilio HernandezEmilio HernandezWPts: 4x2Atlanta FO70KGSF2022
35810Suraj BudhramWPts: 5x0Miami FO70KGSF2022
36206Emilio HernandezEmilio HernandezWPts: 0x0, AdvNashville Open70KGSF2022
36217Joseph WatsonWPts: 2x0Nashville OpenABS4F2022
36340Americo MutundaWToe holdWorld Pro62KGRPC2022
36341A. AlmudhriWToe holdWorld Pro62KGRPC2022
36342Huseyn AbaszadaWPts: 7x4World Pro62KGRPC2022
36343Wanki ChaeWanki ChaeWPts: 2x0World Pro62KGRPC2022
37225Huthayfa PenneyWPts: 8x6European Open64KGR12023
38428Cleber SousaCleber SousaWDQPan American64KG8F2023
39310Suraj BudhramWStraight ankle lockMiami Open70KGSF2023
39312Joao OliveiraWPts: 2x2, AdvMiami Open70KGF2023
39563Ismael SantosIsmael SantosWPts: 2x0Brasileiro70KGR12023
39954Felipe BritoWPointsHouston Open70KGSF2023
40300Huthayfah PenneyWPts: 4x2World Champ.64KGR12023
41140Henrique LimaWPts: 4x3Jacksonville Pro69KGSF2023
41493Giovanni CarvalhoWToe holdAJP US Nat69KGRR2023
41494An VuWPts: 1x0AJP US Nat69KGF2023
41669Joao OliveiraWReferee DecisionOrlando SMO70KGSF2023
41670Pedro DiasPedro DiasWPts: 0x0, AdvOrlando SMO70KGF2023
42264Emilio HernandezEmilio HernandezWPointsChicago SMO70KGRR2023
42266Pedro DiasPedro DiasWPointsChicago SMO70KGRR2023
42530Pedro NakanoWReferee DecisionBlue CollarNASPF2023
43006Trevor PolhamusWPts: 11x0ADGS Miami69KGR12023
43470Alessandro CostaWTriangle armbarMexico Pro69KGSF2023
43471Carlos QuinteroWArmbarMexico Pro69KGF2023
43472Iago SantosWPts: 4x2Mexico Pro69KGSPF2023
44572Pedro TakadiWBow and arrowMiami FO70KGRR2023
44573Joao OliveiraWPts: 0x0, AdvMiami FO70KGRR2023
44770Gairbeg IbragimovWPts: 4x2World Pro69KGR12023
44781Florian BayiliFlorian BayiliWPts: 1x0World Pro69KG4F2023
44786Thiago MacedoThiago MacedoWPts: 2x1World Pro69KGSF2023
45273An VuWPts: 4x2Atlanta FO70KG4F2023
45276Marcos ViniciusWChoke from backAtlanta FO70KGSF2023
45277Luan GomesWPts: 8x6Atlanta FO70KGF2023
46375Matheus OndaWPts: 6x6, AdvEuropean Open70KG8F2024
46663Antonio TorresWPts: 4x0Miami Open70KG4F2024
46665Joao OliveiraWPts: 2x2, AdvMiami Open70KGSF2024
46667Eric PhanEric PhanWPts: 2x0Miami Open70KGF2024
47736Omri HavivWPts: 4x2Dallas Open70KG4F2024
47740Jean PierreWArmbarDallas Open70KGSF2024
47741Gabriel CardosoWPts: 2x2, AdvDallas Open70KGF2024
47896JP RochaWPts: 0x0, AdvPan American70KGR12024
49856Fabio FernandesWStraight ankle lockDenver Open70KGRR2024
49857Mourece RamirezWPts: 0x0, AdvDenver Open70KGRR2024
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