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Tiago Bravo

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Tiago Bravo is a Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt under Muzio de Angelis, known not only for his work as a coach in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), but also as one of the top featherweight competitors of his generation. This reputation was earned on the mats, through medals in important tournaments such as the Abu Dhabi World Pro Championship, the Brazilian No-Gi Nationals as well as the Abu Dhabi Grand Slam.

Tiago Bravo Biography

Full Name: Tiago Bravo dos Santos

Nickname: n/a

Lineage: Carlos Gracie > Helio Gracie > Rolls Gracie > Romero Cavalcanti > Roberto Traven > Muzio Angelis > Tiago Bravo

Main Achievements:

  • 1st Place UAEJJF Dubai Pro (2012)
  • 1st Place UAEJJF Grand Slam, LDN (2016)
  • 1st Place UAEJJF Emirates Pro (2020 Master 1)
  • 2nd Place UAEJJF Abu Dhabi World Pro (2014)
  • 2nd Place UAEJJF Grand Slam, AD (2018/ 2019)
  • 2nd Place UAEJJF Grand Slam, TYO (2016)
  • 3rd Place CBJJ Brazilian Nationals No-Gi (2011)
  • 3rd Place UAEJJF Abu Dhabi World Pro (2016)

Favorite Position/Technique: Armbar

Weight Division: Featherweight (70kg/154lbs)

Team/Association: Brasa Clube de Jiu Jitsu / UAEJJ Team – Al Ain

Tiago Bravo Biography

Tiago Bravo was born on September 30, 1986 in Petrópolis – Rio de Janeiro’s mountain region, not far from Itaípava the place where Helio Gracie settled in his old age.

Like many other children who grew up during the early 1990’s, Tiago became a fan of Jean Claude Van Damme’s action movies which sparked in him the interest for martial arts. Due to those same films, Bravo tried to pursue karate at the age of 10, but instead (fearing the punching and kicking) his parents opted to enrol Tiago in jiu jitsu, seeing in grappling the perfect combination of a workout with a self defence foundation.

Tiago’s first steps in jiu jitsu were guided by José Roberto, who promoted the young athlete up until his orange belt. Just before his blue belt, Bravo joined Adalberto de Souza, also known as “Buda” (Buddha in Portuguese). A well known coach who led Tiago Bravo to brown belt.

Always seeking the best environment for his evolution in a grappling context, Tiago added judo to his training activities, reaching the grade of purple belt in the Japanese art of throwing.

As a brown belt, Tiago joined the Brasa Clube de Jiu Jitsu, a prestigious academy, where his tuition was taken by the prestigious Muzio de Angelis. It was Muzio who eventually promoted Bravo to black belt on the 19th of December, 2009.

Tiago had always dreamt of making a living from jiu jitsu, and in 2012 that opportunity arose through the United Arab Emirates (UAE) plan to introduce BJJ as a subject in the country’s school system. At the time Bravo was finishing his Physical Education degree and didn’t speak a word of english, but still decided to apply for the job. The job interview took place on a luxurious hotel in Copacabana, where Bravo’s skills shined well above the language barrier.

Once in the UAE, Tiago’s talent was proven as a coach and as a competitor, with several medals in the UAEJJF circuit.

Tiago Bravo Grappling Record

50 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    22 (44%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    5 (10%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    18 (36%)
  • BY DECISION
    4 (8%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    1 (2%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

18 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Armbar
22
4
#86e620
Submission
17
3
#5AD3D1
Arm in Ezekiel
11
2
#d1212a
Choke from back
11
2
#fad11b
Footlock
6
1
#f58822
Bow and arrow
6
1
#224aba
Estima lock
6
1
#ff9124
Kneebar
6
1
#bf1f6c
Cross choke
6
1
#22c9a5
Armlock
6
1
#fad223
Choke
6
1
18
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
31 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    15 (48%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    6 (19%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    6 (19%)
  • BY DECISION
    4 (13%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

6 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
Choke from back
50
3
#86e620
Triangle
17
1
#5AD3D1
Bow and arrow
17
1
#d1212a
Straight ankle lock
17
1
6
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Tiago Bravo Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
3451Leandro LoLeandro LoLPts: 8x2Brasileiro NoGi73KGSF2011
5620Joao MiyaoJoao MiyaoLReferee DecisionWorld Pro.64KGF2014
6504Jonathan ThomasJonathan ThomasLTriangleEuropean70KGR12015
7064Leo SagioroLPointsWorld Pro65KG4F2015
7847Paulo MiyaoPaulo MiyaoLPts: 8x2Grand Slam TYO69KGF2015
8226Roberto SatoshiRoberto SatoshiLBow and arrowGrand Slam LA77KGSF2015
9545Paulo MiyaoPaulo MiyaoLChoke from backWorld Pro69KGSF2016
10784Marcos CostaMarcos CostaLPointsAl Ain Int. Pro85KG4F2016
11003Rafael MansurRafael MansurLReferee DecisionGrand Slam RJ69KGSF2016
11398Isaque PaivaIsaque PaivaLChoke from backGrand Slam AD69KGF2017
11505Gianni GrippoGianni GrippoLPts: 4x2European Open70KG4F2017
12001Ilke BulutIlke BulutLPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam LDN77KGSF2017
12004Ross NichollsRoss NichollsLPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam LDN77KG3RD2017
12585Gianni GrippoGianni GrippoLPts: 8x0World Pro69KGF2017
13329Roberto SatoshiRoberto SatoshiLPts: 2x0Grand Slam TYO77KGF2017
14746Paulo MiyaoPaulo MiyaoLPts: 5x0Grand Slam AD69KGF2018
15939Thiago BarretoThiago BarretoLPts: 4x2King of Mats69KGRR2018
15943Gianni GrippoGianni GrippoLPts: 2x0King of Mats69KGRR2018
15947Celso ViniciusCelso ViniciusLReferee DecisionKing of Mats69KGRR2018
16330Adriano AraujoLPts: 2x0NAS Sports77KGSF2018
16331Magno MachadoLPts: 0x0, AdvNAS Sports77KG3RD2018
18648Paulo MiyaoPaulo MiyaoLChoke from backGrand Slam AD69KGF2019
19091Ali MonfaradiAli MonfaradiLPts: 2x0Ras A. NoGi Pro75KGF2019
19246Isaac DoederleinIsaac DoederleinLStraight ankle lockGrand Slam LDN69KGSF2019
19251Joao NetoJoao NetoLPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam LDN69KG3RD2019
19295Paulo MiyaoPaulo MiyaoLPts: 10x2King of Mats69KGRR2019
19300Isaac DoederleinIsaac DoederleinLPts: 2x2, AdvKing of Mats69KGRR2019
19842Guilherme RochaGuilherme RochaLPts: 0x0, AdvWP BR Qualifier77KGF2019
22198Robson NascimentoLPts: 3x0Al Ain Pro77KGSF2019
22623Gabriel SousaGabriel SousaLReferee DecisionGrand Slam AD69KG4F2020
22630Thiago MacedoThiago MacedoLPts: 4x2Grand Slam AD69KGRPC2020
3449Gabriel MarinhoWPts: 3x0Brasileiro NoGi73KG4F2011
4308UnknownWFootlockArab CupSFSF2012
4309Higor PolonioWPts: 2x2, AdvArab CupFF2012
5617Bruno SilvaWArm in EzekielWorld Pro.64KG4F2014
5619Samir ChantreSamir ChantreWReferee DecisionWorld Pro.64KGSF2014
6356Pedro CruzWPts: 6x0Dubai BJJ Pro76KG4F2015
6357Cesar MiahiraWPts: 4x2Dubai BJJ Pro76KGSF2015
6358Rafael CamposWArmbarDubai BJJ Pro76KGF2015
7061Yuta KuwaharaWArmbarWorld Pro65KGR12015
7845Hiroaki OtsukaWPointsGrand Slam TYO69KGSF2015
8224Vinicius AgudoWPts: 8x2Grand Slam LA77KG4F2015
9177David YounanWPts: 6x2Grand Slam LDN69KGSF2016
9179Max CamposWReferee DecisionGrand Slam LDN69KGF2016
9539Erick De SaWArmbarWorld Pro69KG8F2016
9542Isaque PaivaIsaque PaivaWPts: 4x0World Pro69KG4F2016
9546Rafael MansurRafael MansurWPts: 2x0World Pro69KG3RD2016
10767Yuto HiraoWPts: 4x2Grand Slam TYO69KGSF2016
10768Daisuke ShirakiWReferee DecisionGrand Slam TYO69KGF2016
10782Melksedec FrancoWPts: 2x0Al Ain Int. Pro69KGSF2016
10783Adriano AraújoWAdvAl Ain Int. Pro69KGF2016
10992Lucas GalbuseraWBow and arrowGrand Slam RJ69KGR22016
10999Bruno CélioWPts: 4x0Grand Slam RJ69KG4F2016
11004Vitor MoraesWPts: 6x2Grand Slam RJ69KG3RD2016
11149Jorge SantosWEstima lockParis Open76KGSF2016
11150Harold PieWKneebarParis Open76KGF2016
11365Flavio ViannaFlavio ViannaWPts: 2x0Sharjah Pro77KGSF2017
11366S. CanquerinoWPts: 2x0Sharjah Pro77KGF2017
11396Erick SaWSubmissionGrand Slam AD69KGSF2017
12000Yan CabralWPts: 2x0Grand Slam LDN77KG4F2017
12577A. Al RashidWArm in EzekielWorld Pro69KG4F2017
12580Talison SoaresWPts: 4x2World Pro69KGSF2017
13326Youngsu KimWCross chokeGrand Slam TYO77KG4F2017
13328Robson TannoWPts: 2x0Grand Slam TYO77KGSF2017
14743Abdullah NabasWChoke from backGrand Slam AD69KG4F2018
14744Victor MatosWPts: 2x0Grand Slam AD69KGSF2018
16329Joao BoscoWChoke from backNAS Sports77KG4F2018
18643Hilton SilvaWReferee DecisionGrand Slam AD69KG4F2019
18646Gabriel SousaGabriel SousaWPts: 0x0, PenGrand Slam AD69KGSF2019
19087Joao BoscoWSubmissionRas Alk. Pro69KGF2019
19090Bardia HonardarWPts: 2x0Ras A. NoGi Pro75KGSF2019
19223Frederico SilvaWSubmissionAfrica Cont. Pro77KGF2019
19243Victor MatosWPts: 2x2, AdvGrand Slam LDN69KG4F2019
19249A. JabłonowskiWArmbarGrand Slam LDN69KGRPC2019
19299Samir ChantreSamir ChantreWPts: 2x2, AdvKing of Mats69KGRR2019
19302Bebeto OliveiraWArmlockKing of Mats69KGRR2019
19839Andre CantanhedeWPts: 2x0WP BR Qualifier77KG4F2019
19840Julio AnjosJulio AnjosWPts: 0x0, AdvWP BR Qualifier77KGSF2019
22197Antonio SilvaWPts: 4x0Al Ain Pro77KG4F2019
22199Mohamed AlQubaisiWChokeAl Ain Pro77KG3RD2019
22621Haidar AbbasWPts: 4x3Grand Slam AD69KGR12020

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