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Sergio Ardila-Ibarra is a former freestyle wrestler and a Brazilian jiu jitsu black belt under Roan Carneiro, specialising in the no-gi facet of the sport. Born in Bucaramanga – Colombia, Ardila-Ibarra managed to achieve important titles in both wrestling and jiu jitsu becoming an All American collegiate athlete and an IBJJF No-Gi World Champion as a purple belt (2014) while working full time as a lawyer, also earning podium placements at the prestigious ADCC US Trials. Sergio is also the older brother of Paul Ardila-Ibarra, another accomplished grappler.

Sergio Ardila-Ibarra Jiu Jitsu

Full Name: Sergio Ardila-Ibarra

Nickname: N/A

Lineage: M. Maeda > C. Gracie > Carlson Gracie > Murilo Bustamante > Roan Carneiro > Sergio Ardila-Ibarra

Main Achievements:

  • IBJJF World No-Gi Champion (2014 purple)
  • IBJJF Pan American No-Gi Champion (2012 purple)
  • IBJJF World No-Gi Championship Runner-up (2015 brown)
  • ADCC US Trials 3rd Place (2015/2014)

Favorite Position/Technique: Distance Passing/Knee Slide

Weight Division: Peso Médio (82,30 kg / 181.5 lbs)

Team/Association: American Top Team (ATT)

Sergio Ardila-Ibarra Biography

Sergio Ardila-Ibarra was born on June 23, 1989 in Bucaramanga, Colombia the country where he lived the first 11 years of his life.

Throughout his childhood and early teenage years Sergio was tremendously focused on his studies choosing not to play sports competitively. That would change at 17, during his senior year at highschool when he joined his school’s wrestling team.

By his own admission Ardila became obsessed with wrestling, training/drilling anywhere and everywhere he could. His hard work paid off when he was classed as his school’s “Most Improved Wrestler” that year. His love for wrestling would later earn him the label of NCWA All American, and an SEC title.

Sergio’s first college year was attended at a school without a wrestling program. Being fully embedded in the sport, he looked for an alternative that presented itself in the form of Brazilian jiu jitsu. Adrila explained:

“One day, I saw some people doing what looked a lot like wrestling without shoes in the college’s martial arts room. I needed an outlet to channel my newfound passion & obsession with grappling. I would think about techniques and moves all day, and I wanted to be able to apply them. I went in and found out they were practising no-gi jiu jitsu.” – Sergio Ardila-Ibarra (2017 interview to BJJ Heroes).

With an increased interest in jiu jitsu, Sergio started researching the sport and its different outlets, particularly mixed martial arts (MMA) on television. He decided to look into finding an adequate program, locking in on that of former UFC fighter Junior Assunção. 6 months into his BJJ training he joined Roan Carneiro’s (Jucão) American Top Team gym – another former UFC title contender, who became his mentor from there on.

After 1 year training regularly submission grappling Sergio moved towns to pursue his freestyle wrestling goals. He remained away for 5 years, though still keeping regular access to Roan’s teachings and being graded by Jucão. During these 5 years Ardila-Ibarra carried on training and competing in both sports regularly, while working towards a law degree (and later practising law as well). His intense schedule earned Sergio his black belt in BJJ on December 2015.

Sergio Ardila Grappling Record

24 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    10 (42%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    1 (4%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    9 (38%)
  • BY DECISION
    3 (13%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    1 (4%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

9 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
RNC
56
5
#86e620
Botinha
33
3
#5AD3D1
Inside heel hook
11
1
9
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
10 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    4 (40%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    2 (20%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    2 (20%)
  • BY DECISION
    2 (20%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

2 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
Short choke
50
1
#86e620
Inside heel hook
50
1
2
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Sergio Ardila Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
7213Magid HageLPointsADCC US Trials77KGSF2015
10911Francisco IturraldeFrancisco IturraldeLPts: 0x0, AdvNoGi Worlds79KGR12016
12015Vagner RochaVagner RochaLShort chokeEBI 1177KG4F2017
12495Issa AbleLReferee DecisionADCC WC Trials77KGR22017
13892Mansher KheraMansher KheraLPts: 2x0ADCC77KGE12017
14685Josh HingerJosh HingerLPts: 8x0NoGi Worlds79KGR22017
18629Jaime CanutoJaime CanutoLReferee DecisionNoGi Worlds79KG4F2018
31352Magid HageLPts: 2x0ADCC WC Trials77KGR42022
32456Oliver TazaOliver TazaLInside heel hookAtlanta SPNGO79KGF2022
34654Joshua BacallaoLPts: 0x0, AdvJJ Con NG79KGSF2022
7204Eddie FyvieWBotinhaADCC US Trials77KGR12015
7206Jason PatinoWReferee DecisionADCC US Trials77KG8F2015
7212AJ AgazarmAJ AgazarmWPts: 2x0ADCC US Trials77KG4F2015
7216Jonathan SatavaJonathan SatavaWBotinhaADCC US Trials77KG3RD2015
7217Nathan OrchardD---Kakuto Challenge77KGRR2015
7218Ruben AlvarezD---Kakuto Challenge77KGRR2015
11426Rafael RosendoWReferee DecisionF2W 2077KGSPF2017
12009Richie MartinezRichie MartinezWBotinhaEBI 1177KGR12017
13237Jacob McClintockWReferee DecisionF2W 36N/ASPF2017
17830Sam FaronWRNCOlympus Inv.ABSR12018
17831Kagan PierceWPointsOlympus Inv.ABSR22018
17832Herbert BurnsHerbert BurnsWPointsOlympus Inv.ABS4F2018
17833Josh GarciaWRNCOlympus Inv.ABSSF2018
17834A. SanchezWPointsOlympus Inv.ABSF2018
18613Lucas RochaLucas RochaWRNCNoGi Worlds79KGR12018
18624David GarmoDavid GarmoWPts: 2x0NoGi Worlds79KGR22018
24210Desmund ReidWN/ANFC All Valley79KG4F2020
24211T. PontesWPts: 3x2NFC All Valley79KGSF2020
24213Logan SantosWPts: 7x0NFC All Valley79KGF2020
26523Jonathan LaneWPts: 6x0Atlanta NGO79KG4F2021
26524Francisco CuneoFrancisco CuneoWPts: 0x0, AdvAtlanta NGO79KGSF2021
26526Frederico AlvesWInside heel hookAtlanta NGO79KGF2021
31323Alecsander GuevaraWRNCADCC WC Trials77KGR12022
31341Oscar SantosWPts: 0x0, PenADCC WC Trials77KGR22022
32454Clay MayfieldWPts: 6x2Atlanta SPNGO79KGSF2022
34653Tyler ScalisiWRNCJJ Con NG79KG4F2022

Sergio Ardila ADCC Trials 2014

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