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A member of the mixed martial arts (MMA) reality show, The Ultimate Fighter – Brazil (TUF 15, 2012), Sergio Moraes is an accomplished Brazilian jiu jitsu black belt with 4 world jiu jitsu titles to his name as well as a member of the prestigious Alliance Jiu Jitsu Academy. He turned heads his way in the grappling circuit for the first time at the 2008 World Championships after his submission victory over Rickson Gracie‘s son, and fan favourite, Kron Gracie (Moraes would go on to win that same tournament). “Serginho” Moraes has since then cemented his name in the sport as one of the great BJJ competitors of his generation with several other important titles in the competitive circuit, though sometimes being critiqued by his conservative style.

Sergio Moraes Jiu Jitsu

Full Name: Sergio Ricardo de Moraes

Nickname: O Orgulho da Cohab means literally “The Pride of Cohab”, Cohab is the place where Sergio was born. He is also often referred as “Serginho” which is an affectionate way of saying Sergio.

Lineage: Mitsuyo Maeda > Carlos Gracie > George Gracie > Octávio de Almeida > Moises Murad > Everdan Olegário  > Sérgio Moraes

Main Achievements (BJJ):

  • World Champion (2006 brown belt, 2008, 2009 closed brackets, 2011)
  • European Open Champion (2011 open weight)
  • World Cup Champion (2010 open weight)
  • European Open 2nd Place (2011)
  • World Championship 3rd Place (2010)
  • Pan American Championship 3rd Place (2010)

Favourite Position/Technique: Top control.

Weight Division: Peso Médio (Middleweight) 82kg-181lbs.

Team/Association:  Alliance BJJ.

Sponsors: Keiko Raca Kimonos.

Sergio Moraes Biography

Sergio Moraes was born in 1983 at the “Cohab”, one of the poorest areas in the city of Sao Paulo, Brazil. As one might figure, Sergio Moraes didn’t have an easy upbringing, but managed to stay out of trouble from the police and away from the easy road, a road so often taken by his friends and those around him. He started training Jiu Jitsu through a social project to take kids off the streets (a training that also consisted in Capoeira) with Everdan Olegário, a teacher that stood present throughout his grappling career and the man that awarded him his black belt in 2006.

His first contact with BJJ was the same as 1000’s of others, by watching Royce Gracie in the very first UFC’s and later watching the Rickson Gracie documentary “Choke”. Another one of his idols is Fernando Terere, a man with whom he saw several resemblances with himself, mainly because both had the same sort of upbringing. Serginho had a chance to train with Terere when he was a brown belt, and even competed (and won) for Terere’s team (TT), unfortunately at the time Fernando was going through hard personal problems which led to TT’s demise and Sergio ended up pairing with Fabio Gurgel‘s team, Alliance.

In 2008 Sergio Moraes finally reached the pinnacle of BJJ excellence winning the World Championships in the black belt division. His first fight was the one that really got his name stamped all over the press, as he mas matched up against a jiu jitsu celebrity in Kron Gracie. Kron had come from a 51 submission victory run in the World Championships (at the purple belt and brown belt divisions) which is still a record in consecutive wins by tapout. Sergio Moraes was virtually unknown, even though he had won silver in two World Championships (in the blue and purple belts) and had a World title in the Brown Belt divisions (in 2006). The reason behind this anonymity was that Sergio had had a serious injury in 2007 which dumped him in a physiotherapy clinic for the most of that year. Sergio Morais submitted Kron with a choke after a dominant performance where the score was 12×0 for Moraes. Sergio Moraes repeated the prowess in 2009 by reaching the Worlds Final together with his Alliance team mate Marcelo Garcia. Serginho’s love for BJJ also made him fight MMA, has he wanted to test his jiu jitsu skills in that environment. His career in the sport started well, fighting in Brazil and reaching the Bellator organization. In 2012 Sergio Moraes was brought to The Ultimate Fighter Brazil, a reality show where the members fight among each other for a contract in the largest MMA organization in the world, the UFC.

Sergio Moraes Grappling Record

23 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    12 (52%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    3 (13%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    8 (35%)
  • BY DECISION
    0 (0%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

8 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Arm in ezekiel
25
2
#86e620
Choke
13
1
#5AD3D1
Clock choke
13
1
#d1212a
Katagatame
13
1
#fad11b
Toe hold
13
1
#f58822
Triangle
13
1
#224aba
Footlock
13
1
8
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
10 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    5 (50%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    3 (30%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    2 (20%)
  • BY DECISION
    0 (0%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

2 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
Triangle
50
1
#86e620
Kneebar
50
1
2
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Sergio Moraes Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
2046Michael LanghiMichael LanghiLTriangleCapital Challenge77KGF2008
2521Kayron GracieKayron GracieLPts: 2x2, AdvPan American82KGSF2010
2662Claudio CalasansClaudio CalasansLPointsWorld Champ.82KGSF2010
2781Claudio CalasansClaudio CalasansLPts: 4x4, AdvEuropeanABSF2011
2786Braulio EstimaBraulio EstimaLAdvEuropean88KGF2011
2927Rodolfo VieiraRodolfo VieiraLPts: 8x0World Champ.ABS4F2011
3193Pablo PopovitchPablo PopovitchLPts: 2x0ADCC88KG4F2011
3236Andre GalvaoAndre GalvaoLPts: 6x0ADCCABS4F2011
5083Renato CardosoRenato CardosoLKneebarWorld Pro Trial88KG4F2014
7071Leandro LoLeandro LoLPts: 6x0Copa PodioABSSPF2015
1914Kron GracieKron GracieWArm in ezekielWorld Champ.82KGR12008
1916Cassio WerneckCassio WerneckWPts: 2x2, AdvWorld Champ.82KGR22008
1917Tio ChicoWPointsWorld Champ.82KG4F2008
1922Victor EstimaVictor EstimaWArm in ezekielWorld Champ.82KGSF2008
1923Bill CooperBill CooperWPts: 6x2World Champ.82KGF2008
2043Adriano SilvaAdriano SilvaWN/ACapital Challenge77KGSF2008
2310Augusto VieiraWPts: 4x4, AdvWorld Champ.82KG4F2009
2313Alan FinfouAlan FinfouWChokeWorld Champ.82KGSF2009
2517Diego FerreiraWClock chokePan American82KG4F2010
2657Kron GracieKron GracieWPts: 4x4, AdvWorld Champ.82KGRD2010
2660Diego GamonalWPointsWorld Champ.82KG4F2010
2775UnknownWKatagatameEuropeanABSR12011
2778UnknownWPointsEuropeanABS4F2011
2779Rodrigo CavacaRodrigo CavacaWToe holdEuropeanABSSF2011
2898Nivaldo OliveiraNivaldo OliveiraWPts: 2x0Brasileiro88KGF2011
2910Raul CastilloWTriangleWorld Champ.ABSR12011
2920Eduardo TellesEduardo TellesWPts: 5x2World Champ.ABSR22011
2994UnknownWPts: 5x0World Champ.88KGRDS2011
3003UnknownWPts: 3x0World Champ.88KGRDS2011
3054Eduardo ZannetiWPts: 2x0World Champ.88KG4F2011
3086Romulo BarralRomulo BarralWPts: 4x2World Champ.88KGF2011
3164James HarbisonJames HarbisonWPointsADCC88KGR12011
3231Braga NetoBraga NetoWFootlockADCCABSR12011

Sergio Moraes vs Leo D’avila

Rodrigo Cabral “Brucutu” vs Sergio Morais

Sergio Moraes vs Rodrigo Cavaca (European Open 2011 semi Finals)

 

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