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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 Championship NOGI (2018)
  • 1st Place ADCC East Coast Trials (2018)
  • 1st Place WNO Championship (2021)
  • 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 NOGI (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

66 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    30 (45%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    7 (11%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    18 (27%)
  • BY DECISION
    10 (15%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    1 (2%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

18 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Katagatame
17
3
#86e620
Choke from back
17
3
#5AD3D1
Guillotine
11
2
#d1212a
Inside heel hook
11
2
#fad11b
Bow and arrow
11
2
#f58822
Heel hook
6
1
#224aba
Flying guillotine
6
1
#ff9124
RNC
6
1
#bf1f6c
Arm in Ezekiel
6
1
#22c9a5
Arm triangle
6
1
#fad223
Submission
6
1
18
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
32 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    16 (50%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    1 (3%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    8 (25%)
  • BY DECISION
    5 (16%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    1 (3%)
  • BY DQ
    1 (3%)

8 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
RNC
38
3
#86e620
Choke from back
25
2
#5AD3D1
Inside heel hook
25
2
#d1212a
Arm in Ezekiel
13
1
8
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Tim Spriggs Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
5552Leo NogueiraLeo NogueiraLPts: 5x0Copa Podio94KGGP2014
5562Travis StevensTravis StevensLPts: 7x0Copa Podio94KGGP2014
5998Yuri SimoesYuri SimoesLPts: 8x2NoGi WorldsABS4F2014
6042Lucas LeiteLucas LeiteLPts: 8x0NoGi Worlds94KGSF2014
6742Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusLReferee DecisionPan AmericanABSR32015
6857Lucas RochaLucas RochaLPts: 2x0Pan American94KGSF2015
7011Francisco IturraldeFrancisco IturraldeLDQNY Spring OpenABSF2015
7306Felipe PenaFelipe PenaLPts: 2x0Copa Podio95KGSF2015
7309Erberth SantosErberth SantosLPts: 0x0, AdvCopa Podio95KG3RD2015
7365Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusLPts: 8x2World Champ.ABSR22015
7483Lucas LeiteLucas LeiteLReferee DecisionWorld Champ.94KGSF2015
9375Bernardo FariaBernardo FariaLChoke from backPan AmericanABSSF2016
13827Marcus AlmeidaMarcus AlmeidaLRNCADCC99+KG4F2017
14386Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusLPts: 9x0BJJ NY Pro94KGF2017
15262Rafael LovatoRafael LovatoLRNCF2W 64100KGSPF2018
15316Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusLArm in EzekielPan AmericanABS4F2018
15403Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusLPts: 9x0Pan American100KGSF2018
15821Gutemberg PereiraGutemberg PereiraLReferee DecisionF2W 70O93KGSPF2018
16274Diogo SampaioDiogo SampaioLPointsDallas SPOABSSF2018
16539Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusLPts: 12x4World Champ.94KG4F2018
16589Victor HonorioVictor HonorioLPts: 2x0World Champ.ABS4F2018
16818Kaynan DuarteKaynan DuarteLPts: 4x0NY BJJ Pro94KGSF2018
18278Yuri SimoesYuri SimoesLReferee DecisionF2W 94ABSSPF2018
19240Patrick GaudioPatrick GaudioLPts: 14x2BJJ Stars94KGSPF2019
19383Craig JonesCraig JonesLInside heel hookGrappling Ind.ABSSPF2019
20589Patrick GaudioPatrick GaudioLPts: 11x0World Champ.94KGR12019
21381Lucas BarbosaLucas BarbosaLPts: 12x0IBJJF GPABS4F2019
21731Gordon RyanGordon RyanLRNCADCC99KG4F2019
21807Mahamed AlyMahamed AlyLPts: 0x0, PenADCCABS4F2019
22533Nicholas MeregaliNicholas MeregaliLChoke from backSpyder Invitational100KG4F2019
24857Roberto AbreuRoberto AbreuLReferee DecisionF2W 161ABSSPF2021
25079Victor HugoVictor HugoLInside heel hookF2W 167120KGSPF2021
5547Luiz PanzaLuiz PanzaWPts: 3x2Copa Podio94KGGP2014
5850Paul ElezajWPointsAtlanta Open94KGSF2014
5990Jason SelvaWKatagatameNoGi WorldsABSRDS2014
5994Murilo SantanaMurilo SantanaWAdvNoGi WorldsABSRDS2014
6036E. InojosaWKatagatameNoGi Worlds94KGR12014
6038Roberto AlencarRoberto AlencarWPts: 0x0, AdvNoGi Worlds94KG4F2014
6062Leo NogueiraLeo NogueiraWPts: 10x0World ExpoABSSPF2014
6175P. HulkWChoke from backCopa Podio94KGSPF2014
6738Diogo AlmeidaDiogo AlmeidaWBow and arrowPan AmericanABSR22015
6850Eliot KellyEliot KellyWPts: 2x0Pan American94KGR22015
6855Marcelo MafraMarcelo MafraWChoke from backPan American94KG4F2015
7004Kevin SheridanWPointsNY Spring Open94KGSF2015
7006Roberto TorralbasWPointsNY Spring Open94KGF2015
7009Tanner RiceTanner RiceWReferee DecisionNY Spring OpenABSSF2015
7285Erberth SantosErberth SantosWPts: 2x0Copa Podio95KGGP2015
7290Nelton PontesNelton PontesWPts: 4x0Copa Podio95KGGP2015
7297F. ReisWPts: 5x0Copa Podio95KGGP2015
7300Vinny MagalhaesVinny MagalhaesWAdvCopa Podio95KGGP2015
7363Manuel DiazWAdvWorld Champ.ABSR12015
7477Tarcisio JardimTarcisio JardimWKatagatameWorld Champ.94KG8F2015
7479Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusWPts: 2x0World Champ.94KG4F2015
7746Bruno BastosBruno BastosWReferee DecisionFIVE SLABS4F2015
7749Lucas RochaLucas RochaWPts: 2x0FIVE SLABSSF2015
7751Yuri SimoesYuri SimoesWPts: 2x0FIVE SLABSF2015
9361Carlos FariasCarlos FariasWPts: 17x0Pan AmericanABSR22016
9365Otavio NalatiWPts: 0x0, AdvPan AmericanABS8F2016
9373Joao RochaJoao RochaWPts: 5x2Pan AmericanABS4F2016
13688William ShannonWN/AWashington Open100KGF2017
13690Chris DevallagWN/AWashington OpenABSSF2017
13823J. PietkainenWPts: 6x0ADCC99+KGE12017
14242Leo NogueiraLeo NogueiraWReferee DecisionF2W 5399KGSPF2017
14384Alexandre BuenoWN/ABJJ NY Pro94KGSF2017
15313Matheus DinizMatheus DinizWPts: 7x0Pan AmericanABSR22018
15401Rodrigo RibeiroRodrigo RibeiroWPts: 2x0Pan American100KG4F2018
15737Eduardo SilvaWArm in EzekielWashington SPO94KGF2018
15743Aiazbek MustakovWArm triangleWashington SPOABS4F2018
15746Isaac DoederleinIsaac DoederleinWReferee DecisionWashington SPOABSSF2018
16575Francisco IturraldeFrancisco IturraldeWSubmissionWorld Champ.ABSRD2018
16581Gutemberg PereiraGutemberg PereiraWPts: 4x0World Champ.ABS8F2018
17014Matt LeightonMatt LeightonWReferee DecisionF2W 8294KGSPF2018
17326Brad PearsonWChoke from backWashington SU.O.94KGSF2018
17327Grafon SkraagsWBow and arrowWashington SU.O.94KGF2018
17331Marcos TinocoMarcos TinocoWPts: 0x0, AdvWashington SU.O.ABSSF2018
17562Will PursselleyWHeel hookSubversivABSSF2018
17567K. BoehmWReferee DecisionSubversivABSF2018
18082Alec HoobenWPts: 9x0ADCC EC Trials99KGR12018
18083Jason RatchfordWPts: 3x2ADCC EC Trials99KG8F2018
18084Daniel McguireWPts: 5x0ADCC EC Trials99KG4F2018
18085Nicholas AlbinWFlying guillotineADCC EC Trials99KGSF2018
18086Mario GonzalezWPts: 3x0ADCC EC Trials99KGF2018
18595Nicolas PenzerWRNCNoGi Worlds91KGR12018
18600Thomas JulesWAdvNoGi Worlds91KG4F2018
18603Thiago SaThiago SaWPts: 2x0NoGi Worlds91KGSF2018
18604Jackson SousaJackson SousaWReferee DecisionNoGi Worlds91KGF2018
19287Rudson MateusRudson MateusWPts: 2x0Spyder Inv.100KG4F2019
19290Matheus DinizMatheus DinizWPts: 3x0Spyder Inv.100KGSF2019
19291Claudio CalasansClaudio CalasansWPts: 6x0Spyder Inv.100KGF2019
20981Gilvan CostaWN/ANY BJJ Pro94KGSF2019
20982Devhonte JohnsonDevhonte JohnsonWPts: 2x2, PenNY BJJ Pro94KGF2019
21158Tex JohnsonTex JohnsonWReferee DecisionF2W 119100KGSPF2019
21725Fellipe AndrewFellipe AndrewWGuillotineADCC99KGR12019
21802Jared DoppJared DoppWGuillotineADCCABSR12019
22121Erberth SantosErberth SantosWReferee DecisionF2W 130120KGSPF2019
27669Rida HaisamRida HaisamWInside heel hookWNO Champ.ABS4F2021
27670Tex JohnsonTex JohnsonWReferee DecisionWNO Champ.ABSSF2021
27705Kaynan DuarteKaynan DuarteWInside heel hookWNO Champ.ABSF2021

Banner picture by Grapple TV.

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