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Tim Spriggs is a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu black belt under Julius Park of the Crazy 88 academy, an affiliate of Lloyd Irvin‘s academy. Born and raised in Columbia, MD (USA), the power house, Spriggs made a career in the lower belt divisions of the sport, utilizing his strong guard passing game to win several important trophies such as a brown belt world title (2014), several pan american titles and a World Expo GP title, also as a brown belt.

Tim Spriggs Jiu Jitsu

Full Name: Timothy-Michael Spriggs

Nickname: ‘Tim’

Lineage: Mitsuyo Maeda > Carlos Gracie (senior) > Helio Gracie > Rickson Gracie > Jorge Pereira > Leonardo DallaLloyd Irvin > Julius Park > Tim Spriggs

Main Achievements:

  • IBJJF World No-Gi Champion (2018)
  • ADCC East Coast Trials Champion (2018)
  • IBJJF NY Spring Open Champion (2015)
  • FIVE Super League Champion (2015)
  • IBJJF NY BJJ Pro 2nd Place (2017)
  • IBJJF World Championship 3rd Place (2016)
  • IBJJF Pan American Championship 3rd Place (2015/2016*)
  • IBJJF World No-Gi Championship 3rd Place (2014)

Main Achievements (Colored Belts):

  • IBJJF World Champion (2014 brown)
  • World Expo Grand Slam Champion (2013 brown)
  • IBJJF World No-Gi Champion (2013 purple)
  • IBJJF Pan American Champion (2014** brown, 2013/2012 purple)
  • IBJJF European Champion (2012** purple)

* Absolute
** Weight and absolute

Favorite Position/Technique: Morote Seoi Nage (drop)

Weight Division: Peso Pesado (94kg/207lbs)

Team/Association: Crazy 88/Team Lloyd Irvin

Tim Spriggs Biography

Tim Spriggs was born on the 10th of October, 1991 in Columbia, Maryland, in the United States of America. Spriggs became interested in martial arts at the age of 16, after watching the first season of The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) series, a reality show where the participants are mixed martial arts (MMA) fighters.

In an interview given to the Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Eastern Europe website in 2013, Spriggs mentions that after an unsuccessful football season as a freshman, he decided to abandon the sport to focus on martial arts. He first took karate lessons, which lasted about 1 year. Noticing that these sessions lacked efficiency in a real life situation, he quit, looking for a more realistic form of combat.

After leaving Karate aside, Spriggs found that there was a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu academy near his house and decided to try it. That place was the Crazy 88 academy, led by Julius Park, a coach that was with Tim throughout all belts, including his black belt, received on August 2014. The belt ceremony was hosted by Lloyd Irvin, leader of the team to which the ‘Crazy 88’ academy is affiliated.

Already a well known figure in the American circuit, Spriggs really made a mark as one of the top athletes in the world after his victory at the World Expo GP in 2013. Beating most of the top brown belts in the world, including a tough final against another highly regarded brown belt, Thiago Sá Fortes.

Tim Spriggs Grappling Record

59 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    30 (51%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    7 (12%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    14 (24%)
  • BY DECISION
    7 (12%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    1 (2%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

14 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Katagatame
21
3
#86e620
Choke from back
21
3
#5AD3D1
Bow and arrow
14
2
#d1212a
Flying guillotine
7
1
#fad11b
RNC
7
1
#f58822
Arm in ezekiel
7
1
#224aba
Arm triangle
7
1
#ff9124
Submission
7
1
#bf1f6c
Heel hook
7
1
14
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
24 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    13 (54%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    1 (4%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    5 (21%)
  • BY DECISION
    4 (17%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    1 (4%)

5 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
RNC
40
2
#86e620
Choke from back
20
1
#5AD3D1
Arm in ezekiel
20
1
#d1212a
Inside heel hook
20
1
5
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Tim Spriggs Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
5533Leo NogueiraLeo NogueiraLPts: 5x0Copa Podio94KGGP2014
5543Travis StevensLPts: 7x0Copa Podio94KGGP2014
5979Yuri SimoesYuri SimoesLPts: 8x2NoGi WorldsABS4F2014
6023Lucas LeiteLucas LeiteLPts: 8x0NoGi Worlds94KGSF2014
6715Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusLReferee DecisionPan AmericanABSR32015
6830Lucas RochaLucas RochaLPts: 2x0Pan American94KGSF2015
6984Francisco IturraldeFrancisco IturraldeLDQNY Spring OpenABSF2015
7278Felipe PenaFelipe PenaLPts: 2x0Copa Podio95KGSF2015
7281Erberth SantosErberth SantosLPts: 0x0, AdvCopa Podio95KG3RD2015
7337Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusLPts: 8x2World Champ.ABSR22015
7455Lucas LeiteLucas LeiteLReferee DecisionWorld Champ.94KGSF2015
9335Bernardo FariaBernardo FariaLChoke from backPan AmericanABSSF2016
13705Marcus AlmeidaMarcus AlmeidaLRNCADCC99+KG4F2017
14252Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusLPts: 9x0BJJ NY Pro94KGF2017
15090Rafael LovatoRafael LovatoLRNCF2W Pro 64100KGSPF2018
15144Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusLArm in ezekielPan AmericanABS4F2018
15231Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusLPts: 9x0Pan American100KGSF2018
15635Gutemberg PereiraGutemberg PereiraLReferee DecisionF2W Pro 70O93KGSPF2018
16342Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusLPts: 12x4World Champ.94KG4F2018
16392Victor HonorioVictor HonorioLPts: 2x0World Champ.ABS4F2018
16607Kaynan DuarteKaynan DuarteLPts: 4x0NY BJJ Pro94KGSF2018
17998Yuri SimoesYuri SimoesLReferee DecisionF2W Pro 94ABSSPF2018
18892Patrick GaudioPatrick GaudioLPts: 14x2BJJ Stars94KGSPF2019
19023Craig JonesCraig JonesLInside heel hookGrappling Ind.ABSSPF2019
5528Luiz PanzaLuiz PanzaWPts: 3x2Copa Podio94KGGP2014
5831Paul ElezajWPointsAtlanta Open94KGSF2014
5971Jason SelvaWKatagatameNoGi WorldsABSRDS2014
5975Murilo SantanaMurilo SantanaWAdvNoGi WorldsABSRDS2014
6017E. InojosaWKatagatameNoGi Worlds94KGR12014
6019Roberto AlencarRoberto AlencarWPts: 0x0, AdvNoGi Worlds94KG4F2014
6043Leo NogueiraLeo NogueiraWPts: 10x0World ExpoABSSPF2014
6156P. HulkWChoke from backCopa Podio94KGSPF2014
6711Diogo AlmeidaDiogo AlmeidaWBow and arrowPan AmericanABSR22015
6823Eliot KellyEliot KellyWPts: 2x0Pan American94KGR22015
6828Marcelo MafraMarcelo MafraWChoke from backPan American94KG4F2015
6977Kevin SheridanWPointsNY Spring Open94KGSF2015
6979Roberto TorralbasWPointsNY Spring Open94KGF2015
6982Tanner RiceTanner RiceWReferee DecisionNY Spring OpenABSSF2015
7257Erberth SantosErberth SantosWPts: 2x0Copa Podio95KGGP2015
7262Nelton PontesNelton PontesWPts: 4x0Copa Podio95KGGP2015
7269F. ReisWPts: 5x0Copa Podio95KGGP2015
7272Vinny MagalhaesVinny MagalhaesWAdvCopa Podio95KGGP2015
7335Manuel DiazWAdvWorld Champ.ABSR12015
7449Tarcisio JardimTarcisio JardimWKatagatameWorld Champ.94KG8F2015
7451Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusWPts: 2x0World Champ.94KG4F2015
7718Bruno BastosBruno BastosWReferee DecisionFIVE SLABS4F2015
7721Lucas RochaLucas RochaWPts: 2x0FIVE SLABSSF2015
7723Yuri SimoesYuri SimoesWPts: 2x0FIVE SLABSF2015
9321Carlos FariasCarlos FariasWPts: 17x0Pan AmericanABSR22016
9325Otavio NalatiWPts: 0x0, AdvPan AmericanABS8F2016
9333Joao RochaJoao RochaWPts: 5x2Pan AmericanABS4F2016
13566William ShannonWN/AWashington Open100KGF2017
13568Chris DevallagWN/AWashington OpenABSSF2017
13701J. PietkainenWPts: 6x0ADCC99+KGE12017
14111Leo NogueiraLeo NogueiraWReferee DecisionF2W Pro 5399KGSPF2017
14250Alexandre BuenoWN/ABJJ NY Pro94KGSF2017
15141Matheus DinizMatheus DinizWPts: 7x0Pan AmericanABSR22018
15229Rodrigo RibeiroRodrigo RibeiroWPts: 2x0Pan American100KG4F2018
15554Eduardo SilvaWArm in ezekielWashington SPO94KGF2018
15560Aiazbek MustakovWArm triangleWashington SPOABS4F2018
15563Isaac DoederleinIsaac DoederleinWReferee DecisionWashington SPOABSSF2018
16378Francisco IturraldeFrancisco IturraldeWSubmissionWorld Champ.ABSRD2018
16384Gutemberg PereiraGutemberg PereiraWPts: 4x0World Champ.ABS8F2018
16801Matt LeightonMatt LeightonWReferee DecisionF2W Pro 8294KGSPF2018
17091Brad PearsonWChoke from backWashington SU.O.94KGSF2018
17092Grafon SkraagsWBow and arrowWashington SU.O.94KGF2018
17096Marcos TinocoMarcos TinocoWPts: 0x0, AdvWashington SU.O.ABSSF2018
17318Will PursselleyWHeel hookSubversivABSSF2018
17323Kyle BoehmWReferee DecisionSubversivABSF2018
17811Alec HoobenWPts: 9x0ADCC EC Trials99KGR12018
17812Jason RatchfordWPts: 3x2ADCC EC Trials99KG8F2018
17813Daniel McguireWPts: 5x0ADCC EC Trials99KG4F2018
17814Nicholas AlbinWFlying guillotineADCC EC Trials99KGSF2018
17815Mario GonzalezWPts: 3x0ADCC EC Trials99KGF2018
18297Nicolas PenzerWRNCNoGi Worlds91KGR12018
18302Thomas JulesWAdvNoGi Worlds91KG4F2018
18305Thiago SaThiago SaWPts: 2x0NoGi Worlds91KGSF2018
18306Jackson SousaJackson SousaWReferee DecisionNoGi Worlds91KGF2018
18939Rudson MateusRudson MateusWPts: 2x0Spyder Inv.100KG4F2019
18942Matheus DinizMatheus DinizWPts: 3x0Spyder Inv.100KGSF2019
18943Claudio CalasansClaudio CalasansWPts: 6x0Spyder Inv.100KGF2019
20543Gilvan CostaWN/ANY BJJ Pro94KGSF2019
20544Devhonte JohnsonDevhonte JohnsonWPts: 2x2, PenNY BJJ Pro94KGF2019

Banner picture by Grapple TV.

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