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Tainan Dalpra is a jiu-jitsu black belt under Guilherme Mendes, and a representative of the Art Of Jiu-Jitsu Academy (AOJ), who also worked extensively with coach Rafael Mendes. Dalpra was one of the first athletes accepted by the Mendes Brothers Believe & Achieve program, a workgroup that produced several high-end grapplers such as Mateus Rodrigues, Jessa Khan, Johnatha Alves, to name a few. Tainan Dalpra first gained notoriety in the sport while competing in the lower belt divisions of the International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation (IBJJF), where he conquered sequential medals in the major tournaments of the organization’s well-respected grappling circuit.

Tainan Dalpra Jiu-Jitsu

Full Name: Tainan Dalpra Costa

Nickname: N/A

Lineage: Carlos Gracie Carlson Gracie > André Pederneiras > Ramon Lemos > Guilherme Mendes > Tainan Dalpra

Main Achievements:

  • 1st Place AJP Grand Slam, MIA (2021)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Pan Championship (2021)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Dallas Open (2021**)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Houston Open (2021**)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Orlando Open (2021)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Charleston Open (2021)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Miami Open (2021)

Main Achievements (Colored Belts):

  • 1st Place IBJJF World Championship (2018 blue)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF World Championship (2019 purple)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Pan Championship (2018** blue, 2019 purple)
  • 1st Place IBJJF European Open (2019 purple, 2020 brown)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Juvenile World Championship (2016 / 2017*)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Juvenile World Championship NoGi (2016**)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Juvenile Pan Championship (2016 / 2017**)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF Juvenile World Championship (2017)

* Absolute
** Weight and Absolute

Favorite Position/Technique: Well Rounded

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

Team/Association: AOJ

Tainan Dalpra Biography

Tainan Dalpra was born on November 6, 2000, in Florianópolis, state of Santa Catarina, Brazil.

Growing up, Tainan practiced a number of sports, from soccer to boxing, although the mats were his first and only true passion. Much of this love for sports came by way of his father, Deivid Soares, an avid sportsman who found an interest in jiu-jitsu when Dalpra was a toddler. Soares – who later became a black belt himself – would often bring Tainan to the dojo, to wait around while the adults practiced, and gradually introduced young Dalpra to the mats from the age of 5.

From starting out at Everson Ávila’s academy, where he trained for 3 years with his father, Dalpra went on to represent the AS Academy under coach Carlos Dorado. As he started being successful in local tournaments, Dalpra’s competitive nature drove him to challenge those at the highest level of the sport, making his first big tournament-related trip to the United States in 2014 where he met Rafael and Guilherme Mendes of the AOJ academy. After training with the famous coaching duo and realizing the level of training available for him in California, the young Tainan Dalpra decided to move to Costa Mesa and train with the Mendes Brothers as a long-term arrangement. A decision that came to fruition in 2015.

Tainan’s arrival to Costa Mesa matched the start of the Mendes Brothers, now famous, Believe And Achieve jiu-jitsu scholarship program, which focused on developing “diamonds in the rough” – young, highly talented athletes in need of a more structured development system. Dalpra was one of the first names out of the B&A workgroup to gain notoriety in jiu-jitsu’s international circuit.

In October 2020, after an incredible colored belt career, Tainan Dalpra was promoted to black belt by his instructor, Guilherme Mendes, while standing on the podium of the IBJJF Pan American Championship.

Tainan Dalpra Grappling Record

28 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    7 (25%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    0 (0%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    20 (71%)
  • BY DECISION
    0 (0%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

20 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Choke from back
40
8
#86e620
Armbar
25
5
#5AD3D1
Kimura
5
1
#d1212a
Cross choke
5
1
#fad11b
Triangle
5
1
#f58822
Kneebar
5
1
#224aba
Submission
5
1
#ff9124
Ezekiel
5
1
#bf1f6c
Reverse triangle
5
1
20
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
1 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    0 (0%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    0 (0%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    0 (0%)
  • BY DECISION
    1 (100%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

0 SUBMISSION LOSSES

Tainan Dalpra Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
26387Mica GalvaoMica GalvaoLReferee DecisionEUG 277KGSF2021
25006Rodrigo MartinsWCross chokeDallas Open82KG4F2021
25009Michael LieraMichael LieraWPts: 5x2Dallas Open82KGSF2021
25010Caio CaetanoCaio CaetanoWChoke from backDallas Open82KGF2021
25020Rafael VasconcelosRafael VasconcelosWPts: 2x0Dallas OpenABS4F2021
25221Alexander LaneWArmbarOrlando Open82KG4F2021
25225Caio CaetanoCaio CaetanoWChoke from backOrlando Open82KGSF2021
25226Jeferson GuaresiJeferson GuaresiWPts: 5x0Orlando Open82KGF2021
25545Eric IngramWTriangleCharleston Open82KGSF2021
25547Gialysson AdaoWKneebarCharleston Open82KGF2021
25604Arian MacedoWSubmissionHouston Open82KGSF2021
25605Eduardo AvelarEduardo AvelarWArmbarHouston Open82KGF2021
25620Joshua GuerraWChoke from backHouston OpenABSR12021
25623Bruno MatiasBruno MatiasWEzekielHouston OpenABS4F2021
25626Joseph WatsonWPts: 72x0Houston OpenABSSF2021
25746Matheus LunaMatheus LunaWArmbarArtista JJN/ASPF2021
26060Giann MoramarcoWChoke from backMiami Open82KGSF2021
26062Lucas ValleWChoke from backMiami Open82KGF2021
26384Cesar PredesWReverse triangleEUG 277KG4F2021
26541Athos MirandaWChoke from backBJJ Stars82KGSPF2021
26718Rennick KamaWChoke from backAustin Open88KGSF2021
26719Nathan SantosWArmbarAustin Open88KGF2021
27015Rodrigo GortariWPts: 15x1Grand Slam MIA77KGR12021
27019Fabricio BarbarottiWChoke from backGrand Slam MIA77KG4F2021
27022Caio CaetanoCaio CaetanoWArmbarGrand Slam MIA77KGSF2021
27361Italo MouraItalo MouraWPts: 29x0Pan American82KG8F2021
27367Alexandre JesusAlexandre JesusWKimuraPan American82KG4F2021
27370Ronaldo JuniorRonaldo JuniorWInjuryPan American82KGSF2021
27372Yago SouzaYago SouzaWPts: 2x0Pan American82KGF2021

Tainan Dalpra vs Taylor Pearman 2020

 

 

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