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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 > Helio Gracie > Rickson Gracie > Jorge Pereira > Leo Dalla > Lloyd Irvin > Julius Park > Tim Spriggs

Main Achievements:

  • 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

43 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    20 (47%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    6 (14%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    11 (26%)
  • BY DECISION
    6 (14%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

11 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Choke from back
27
3
#86e620
Bow and arrow
18
2
#5AD3D1
Katagatame
18
2
#d1212a
Arm in ezekiel
9
1
#fad11b
Arm triangle
9
1
#f58822
Submission
9
1
#224aba
Heel hook
9
1
11
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
21 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    12 (57%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    1 (5%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    4 (19%)
  • BY DECISION
    3 (14%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    1 (5%)

4 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
RNC
50
2
#86e620
Arm in ezekiel
25
1
#5AD3D1
Choke from back
25
1
4
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Tim Spriggs Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
5500Leo NogueiraLeo NogueiraLPts: 5x0Copa Podio94KGGP2014
5510Travis StevensLPts: 7x0Copa Podio94KGGP2014
5938Yuri SimoesYuri SimoesLPts: 8x2NoGi WorldsABS4F2014
5979Lucas LeiteLucas LeiteLPts: 8x0NoGi Worlds94KGSF2014
6660Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusLReferee DecisionPan AmericanABSR32015
6775Lucas RochaLucas RochaLPts: 2x0Pan American94KGSF2015
6929Francisco IturraldeFrancisco IturraldeLDQNY Spring OpenABSF2015
7221Felipe PenaFelipe PenaLPts: 2x0Copa Podio95KGSF2015
7224Erberth SantosErberth SantosLPts: 0x0, AdvCopa Podio95KG3RD2015
7280Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusLPts: 8x2World Champ.ABSR22015
7397Lucas LeiteLucas LeiteLReferee DecisionWorld Champ.94KGSF2015
9258Bernardo FariaBernardo FariaLChoke from backPan AmericanABSSF2016
13508Marcus AlmeidaMarcus AlmeidaLRNCADCC99+KG4F2017
14038Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusLPts: 9x0BJJ NY Pro94KGF2017
14800Rafael LovatoRafael LovatoLRNCF2W Pro 64100KGSPF2018
14852Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusLArm in ezekielPan AmericanABS4F2018
14939Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusLPts: 9x0Pan American100KGSF2018
15296Gutemberg PereiraGutemberg PereiraLReferee DecisionF2W Pro 70O93KGSPF2018
15974Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusLPts: 12x4World Champ.94KG4F2018
16024Victor HonorioVictor HonorioLPts: 2x0World Champ.ABS4F2018
16214Kaynan DuarteKaynan DuarteLPts: 4x0NY BJJ Pro94KGSF2018
5495Luiz PanzaLuiz PanzaWPts: 3x2Copa Podio94KGGP2014
5930Jason SelvaWKatagatameNoGi WorldsABSRDS2014
5934Murilo SantanaMurilo SantanaWAdvNoGi WorldsABSRDS2014
5975Roberto AlencarRoberto AlencarWPts: 0x0, AdvNoGi Worlds94KG4F2014
5999Leo NogueiraLeo NogueiraWPts: 10x0World ExpoABSSPF2014
6110P. HulkWChoke from backCopa Podio94KGSPF2014
6656Diogo AlmeidaDiogo AlmeidaWBow and arrowPan AmericanABSR22015
6768Eliot KellyEliot KellyWPts: 2x0Pan American94KGR22015
6773Marcelo MafraWChoke from backPan American94KG4F2015
6922Kevin SheridanWPointsNY Spring Open94KGSF2015
6924Roberto TorralbasWPointsNY Spring Open94KGF2015
6927Tanner RiceTanner RiceWReferee DecisionNY Spring OpenABSSF2015
7200Erberth SantosErberth SantosWPts: 2x0Copa Podio95KGGP2015
7205Nelton PontesNelton PontesWPts: 4x0Copa Podio95KGGP2015
7212F. ReisWPts: 5x0Copa Podio95KGGP2015
7215Vinny MagalhaesVinny MagalhaesWAdvCopa Podio95KGGP2015
7278Manuel DiazWAdvWorld Champ.ABSR12015
7391Tarcisio JardimTarcisio JardimWKatagatameWorld Champ.94KG8F2015
7393Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusWPts: 2x0World Champ.94KG4F2015
7656Bruno BastosBruno BastosWReferee DecisionFIVE SLABS4F2015
7659Lucas RochaLucas RochaWPts: 2x0FIVE SLABSSF2015
7661Yuri SimoesYuri SimoesWPts: 2x0FIVE SLABSF2015
9244Carlos FariasCarlos FariasWPts: 17x0Pan AmericanABSR22016
9248Otavio NalatiWPts: 0x0, AdvPan AmericanABS8F2016
9256Joao RochaJoao RochaWPts: 5x2Pan AmericanABS4F2016
13374William ShannonWN/AWashington Open94KGF2017
13376Chris DevallagWN/AWashington OpenABSSF2017
13504J. PietkainenWPts: 6x0ADCC99+KGE12017
13898Leo NogueiraLeo NogueiraWReferee DecisionF2W Pro 5399KGSPF2017
14036Alexandre BuenoWN/ABJJ NY Pro94KGSF2017
14849Matheus DinizMatheus DinizWPts: 7x0Pan AmericanABSR22018
14937Rodrigo RibeiroRodrigo RibeiroWPts: 2x0Pan American100KG4F2018
15216Eduardo SilvaWArm in ezekielWashington Open94KGF2018
15221Aiazbek MustakovWArm triangleWashington OpenABS4F2018
15224Isaac DoederleinIsaac DoederleinWReferee DecisionWashington OpenABSSF2018
16010Francisco IturraldeFrancisco IturraldeWSubmissionWorld Champ.ABSRD2018
16016Gutemberg PereiraGutemberg PereiraWN/AWorld Champ.ABS8F2018
16396Matt LeightonMatt LeightonWReferee DecisionF2W Pro 8294KGSPF2018
16640Brad PearsonWChoke from backWashington Open94KGSF2018
16641Grafon SkraagsWBow and arrowWashington Open94KGF2018
16645Marcos TinocoMarcos TinocoWPts: 0x0, AdvWashington OpenABSSF2018
16864Will PursselleyWHeel hookSubversivABSSF2018
16869Kyle BoehmWReferee DecisionSubversivABSF2018

Banner picture by Grapple TV.

Tim Spriggs vs Matheus Diniz

Tim Spriggs vs Inacio Neto

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