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Tim Spriggs

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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 powerhouse, 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: Carlos Gracie (senior) > Helio Gracie > Rickson Gracie > Jorge Pereira > Leonardo DallaLloyd Irvin > Julius Park > Tim Spriggs

Main Achievements:

  • 1st Place IBJJF World No-Gi Championship (2018)
  • 1st Place ADCC East Coast Trials (2018)
  • 1st Place IBJJF NY Spring Open (2015)
  • 1st Place FIVE Super League (2015)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF NY BJJ Pro (2017)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF World Championship (2016)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF Pan American Championship (2015/2016*)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF World Championship No-Gi (2014)

Main Achievements (Colored Belts):

  • 1st Place IBJJF World Championship (2014 brown)
  • 1st Place World Expo Grand Slam (2013 brown)
  • 1st Place IBJJF World No-Gi Championship (2013 purple)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Pan American Championship (2014** brown, 2013/2012 purple)
  • 1st Place IBJJF European Open (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 in 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

63 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    30 (48%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    7 (11%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    16 (25%)
  • BY DECISION
    9 (14%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    1 (2%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

16 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Katagatame
19
3
#86e620
Choke from back
19
3
#5AD3D1
Bow and arrow
13
2
#d1212a
Guillotine
13
2
#fad11b
Arm in Ezekiel
6
1
#f58822
Arm triangle
6
1
#224aba
Submission
6
1
#ff9124
Heel hook
6
1
#bf1f6c
Flying guillotine
6
1
#22c9a5
RNC
6
1
16
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
29 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    15 (52%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    1 (3%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    7 (24%)
  • BY DECISION
    4 (14%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    1 (3%)
  • BY DQ
    1 (3%)

7 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
RNC
43
3
#86e620
Choke from back
29
2
#5AD3D1
Arm in Ezekiel
14
1
#d1212a
Inside heel hook
14
1
7
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Tim Spriggs Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
5542Leo NogueiraLeo NogueiraLPts: 5x0Copa Podio94KGGP2014
5552Travis StevensTravis StevensLPts: 7x0Copa Podio94KGGP2014
5988Yuri SimoesYuri SimoesLPts: 8x2NoGi WorldsABS4F2014
6032Lucas LeiteLucas LeiteLPts: 8x0NoGi Worlds94KGSF2014
6731Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusLReferee DecisionPan AmericanABSR32015
6846Lucas RochaLucas RochaLPts: 2x0Pan American94KGSF2015
7000Francisco IturraldeFrancisco IturraldeLDQNY Spring OpenABSF2015
7294Felipe PenaFelipe PenaLPts: 2x0Copa Podio95KGSF2015
7297Erberth SantosErberth SantosLPts: 0x0, AdvCopa Podio95KG3RD2015
7353Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusLPts: 8x2World Champ.ABSR22015
7471Lucas LeiteLucas LeiteLReferee DecisionWorld Champ.94KGSF2015
9350Bernardo FariaBernardo FariaLChoke from backPan AmericanABSSF2016
13757Marcus AlmeidaMarcus AlmeidaLRNCADCC99+KG4F2017
14310Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusLPts: 9x0BJJ NY Pro94KGF2017
15179Rafael LovatoRafael LovatoLRNCF2W Pro 64100KGSPF2018
15233Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusLArm in EzekielPan AmericanABS4F2018
15320Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusLPts: 9x0Pan American100KGSF2018
15731Gutemberg PereiraGutemberg PereiraLReferee DecisionF2W Pro 70O93KGSPF2018
16446Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusLPts: 12x4World Champ.94KG4F2018
16496Victor HonorioVictor HonorioLPts: 2x0World Champ.ABS4F2018
16717Kaynan DuarteKaynan DuarteLPts: 4x0NY BJJ Pro94KGSF2018
18144Yuri SimoesYuri SimoesLReferee DecisionF2W Pro 94ABSSPF2018
19054Patrick GaudioPatrick GaudioLPts: 14x2BJJ Stars94KGSPF2019
19188Craig JonesCraig JonesLInside heel hookGrappling Ind.ABSSPF2019
20362Patrick GaudioPatrick GaudioLPts: 11x0World Champ.94KGR12019
21114Lucas BarbosaLucas BarbosaLPts: 12x0IBJJF GPABS4F2019
21441Gordon RyanGordon RyanLRNCADCC99KG4F2019
21511Mahamed AlyMahamed AlyLPts: 0x0, PenADCCABS4F2019
22154Nicholas MeregaliNicholas MeregaliLChoke from backSpyder Invitational100KG4F2019
5537Luiz PanzaLuiz PanzaWPts: 3x2Copa Podio94KGGP2014
5840Paul ElezajWPointsAtlanta Open94KGSF2014
5980Jason SelvaWKatagatameNoGi WorldsABSRDS2014
5984Murilo SantanaMurilo SantanaWAdvNoGi WorldsABSRDS2014
6026E. InojosaWKatagatameNoGi Worlds94KGR12014
6028Roberto AlencarRoberto AlencarWPts: 0x0, AdvNoGi Worlds94KG4F2014
6052Leo NogueiraLeo NogueiraWPts: 10x0World ExpoABSSPF2014
6165P. HulkWChoke from backCopa Podio94KGSPF2014
6727Diogo AlmeidaDiogo AlmeidaWBow and arrowPan AmericanABSR22015
6839Eliot KellyEliot KellyWPts: 2x0Pan American94KGR22015
6844Marcelo MafraMarcelo MafraWChoke from backPan American94KG4F2015
6993Kevin SheridanWPointsNY Spring Open94KGSF2015
6995Roberto TorralbasWPointsNY Spring Open94KGF2015
6998Tanner RiceTanner RiceWReferee DecisionNY Spring OpenABSSF2015
7273Erberth SantosErberth SantosWPts: 2x0Copa Podio95KGGP2015
7278Nelton PontesNelton PontesWPts: 4x0Copa Podio95KGGP2015
7285F. ReisWPts: 5x0Copa Podio95KGGP2015
7288Vinny MagalhaesVinny MagalhaesWAdvCopa Podio95KGGP2015
7351Manuel DiazWAdvWorld Champ.ABSR12015
7465Tarcisio JardimTarcisio JardimWKatagatameWorld Champ.94KG8F2015
7467Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusWPts: 2x0World Champ.94KG4F2015
7734Bruno BastosBruno BastosWReferee DecisionFIVE SLABS4F2015
7737Lucas RochaLucas RochaWPts: 2x0FIVE SLABSSF2015
7739Yuri SimoesYuri SimoesWPts: 2x0FIVE SLABSF2015
9336Carlos FariasCarlos FariasWPts: 17x0Pan AmericanABSR22016
9340Otavio NalatiWPts: 0x0, AdvPan AmericanABS8F2016
9348Joao RochaJoao RochaWPts: 5x2Pan AmericanABS4F2016
13618William ShannonWN/AWashington Open100KGF2017
13620Chris DevallagWN/AWashington OpenABSSF2017
13753J. PietkainenWPts: 6x0ADCC99+KGE12017
14166Leo NogueiraLeo NogueiraWReferee DecisionF2W Pro 5399KGSPF2017
14308Alexandre BuenoWN/ABJJ NY Pro94KGSF2017
15230Matheus DinizMatheus DinizWPts: 7x0Pan AmericanABSR22018
15318Rodrigo RibeiroRodrigo RibeiroWPts: 2x0Pan American100KG4F2018
15650Eduardo SilvaWArm in EzekielWashington SPO94KGF2018
15656Aiazbek MustakovWArm triangleWashington SPOABS4F2018
15659Isaac DoederleinIsaac DoederleinWReferee DecisionWashington SPOABSSF2018
16482Francisco IturraldeFrancisco IturraldeWSubmissionWorld Champ.ABSRD2018
16488Gutemberg PereiraGutemberg PereiraWPts: 4x0World Champ.ABS8F2018
16911Matt LeightonMatt LeightonWReferee DecisionF2W Pro 8294KGSPF2018
17216Brad PearsonWChoke from backWashington SU.O.94KGSF2018
17217Grafon SkraagsWBow and arrowWashington SU.O.94KGF2018
17221Marcos TinocoMarcos TinocoWPts: 0x0, AdvWashington SU.O.ABSSF2018
17446Will PursselleyWHeel hookSubversivABSSF2018
17451K. BoehmWReferee DecisionSubversivABSF2018
17953Alec HoobenWPts: 9x0ADCC EC Trials99KGR12018
17954Jason RatchfordWPts: 3x2ADCC EC Trials99KG8F2018
17955Daniel McguireWPts: 5x0ADCC EC Trials99KG4F2018
17956Nicholas AlbinWFlying guillotineADCC EC Trials99KGSF2018
17957Mario GonzalezWPts: 3x0ADCC EC Trials99KGF2018
18443Nicolas PenzerWRNCNoGi Worlds91KGR12018
18448Thomas JulesWAdvNoGi Worlds91KG4F2018
18451Thiago SaThiago SaWPts: 2x0NoGi Worlds91KGSF2018
18452Jackson SousaJackson SousaWReferee DecisionNoGi Worlds91KGF2018
19101Rudson MateusRudson MateusWPts: 2x0Spyder Inv.100KG4F2019
19104Matheus DinizMatheus DinizWPts: 3x0Spyder Inv.100KGSF2019
19105Claudio CalasansClaudio CalasansWPts: 6x0Spyder Inv.100KGF2019
20740Gilvan CostaWN/ANY BJJ Pro94KGSF2019
20741Devhonte JohnsonDevhonte JohnsonWPts: 2x2, PenNY BJJ Pro94KGF2019
20912Aaron JohnsonAaron JohnsonWReferee DecisionF2W Pro 119100KGSPF2019
21435Fellipe AndrewFellipe AndrewWGuillotineADCC99KGR12019
21506Jared DoppJared DoppWGuillotineADCCABSR12019
21795Erberth SantosErberth SantosWReferee DecisionF2W Pro 130120KGSPF2019

Banner picture by Grapple TV.

Tim Spriggs vs Matheus Diniz

Tim Spriggs vs Inacio Neto

Submission Back Attacks Instructional by John Danaher

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