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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

56 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    29 (52%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    7 (13%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    13 (23%)
  • BY DECISION
    7 (13%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

13 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Choke from back
23
3
#86e620
Katagatame
15
2
#5AD3D1
Bow and arrow
15
2
#d1212a
Arm in ezekiel
8
1
#fad11b
Arm triangle
8
1
#f58822
Submission
8
1
#224aba
Heel hook
8
1
#ff9124
Flying guillotine
8
1
#bf1f6c
RNC
8
1
13
(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
Inside heel hook
20
1
#5AD3D1
Choke from back
20
1
#d1212a
Arm in ezekiel
20
1
5
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Tim Spriggs Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
5526Leo NogueiraLeo NogueiraLPts: 5x0Copa Podio94KGGP2014
5536Travis StevensLPts: 7x0Copa Podio94KGGP2014
5972Yuri SimoesYuri SimoesLPts: 8x2NoGi WorldsABS4F2014
6013Lucas LeiteLucas LeiteLPts: 8x0NoGi Worlds94KGSF2014
6705Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusLReferee DecisionPan AmericanABSR32015
6820Lucas RochaLucas RochaLPts: 2x0Pan American94KGSF2015
6974Francisco IturraldeFrancisco IturraldeLDQNY Spring OpenABSF2015
7268Felipe PenaFelipe PenaLPts: 2x0Copa Podio95KGSF2015
7271Erberth SantosErberth SantosLPts: 0x0, AdvCopa Podio95KG3RD2015
7327Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusLPts: 8x2World Champ.ABSR22015
7445Lucas LeiteLucas LeiteLReferee DecisionWorld Champ.94KGSF2015
9325Bernardo FariaBernardo FariaLChoke from backPan AmericanABSSF2016
13691Marcus AlmeidaMarcus AlmeidaLRNCADCC99+KG4F2017
14235Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusLPts: 9x0BJJ NY Pro94KGF2017
15024Rafael LovatoRafael LovatoLRNCF2W Pro 64100KGSPF2018
15076Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusLArm in ezekielPan AmericanABS4F2018
15163Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusLPts: 9x0Pan American100KGSF2018
15548Gutemberg PereiraGutemberg PereiraLReferee DecisionF2W Pro 70O93KGSPF2018
16239Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusLPts: 12x4World Champ.94KG4F2018
16289Victor HonorioVictor HonorioLPts: 2x0World Champ.ABS4F2018
16500Kaynan DuarteKaynan DuarteLPts: 4x0NY BJJ Pro94KGSF2018
17867Yuri SimoesYuri SimoesLReferee DecisionF2W Pro 94ABSSPF2018
18723Patrick GaudioPatrick GaudioLPts: 14x2BJJ Stars94KGSPF2019
18852Craig JonesCraig JonesLInside heel hookGrappling Ind.ABSSPF2019
5521Luiz PanzaLuiz PanzaWPts: 3x2Copa Podio94KGGP2014
5824Paul ElezajWPointsAtlanta Open94KGSF2014
5964Jason SelvaWKatagatameNoGi WorldsABSRDS2014
5968Murilo SantanaMurilo SantanaWAdvNoGi WorldsABSRDS2014
6009Roberto AlencarRoberto AlencarWPts: 0x0, AdvNoGi Worlds94KG4F2014
6033Leo NogueiraLeo NogueiraWPts: 10x0World ExpoABSSPF2014
6146P. HulkWChoke from backCopa Podio94KGSPF2014
6701Diogo AlmeidaDiogo AlmeidaWBow and arrowPan AmericanABSR22015
6813Eliot KellyEliot KellyWPts: 2x0Pan American94KGR22015
6818Marcelo MafraMarcelo MafraWChoke from backPan American94KG4F2015
6967Kevin SheridanWPointsNY Spring Open94KGSF2015
6969Roberto TorralbasWPointsNY Spring Open94KGF2015
6972Tanner RiceTanner RiceWReferee DecisionNY Spring OpenABSSF2015
7247Erberth SantosErberth SantosWPts: 2x0Copa Podio95KGGP2015
7252Nelton PontesNelton PontesWPts: 4x0Copa Podio95KGGP2015
7259F. ReisWPts: 5x0Copa Podio95KGGP2015
7262Vinny MagalhaesVinny MagalhaesWAdvCopa Podio95KGGP2015
7325Manuel DiazWAdvWorld Champ.ABSR12015
7439Tarcisio JardimTarcisio JardimWKatagatameWorld Champ.94KG8F2015
7441Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusWPts: 2x0World Champ.94KG4F2015
7708Bruno BastosBruno BastosWReferee DecisionFIVE SLABS4F2015
7711Lucas RochaLucas RochaWPts: 2x0FIVE SLABSSF2015
7713Yuri SimoesYuri SimoesWPts: 2x0FIVE SLABSF2015
9311Carlos FariasCarlos FariasWPts: 17x0Pan AmericanABSR22016
9315Otavio NalatiWPts: 0x0, AdvPan AmericanABS8F2016
9323Joao RochaJoao RochaWPts: 5x2Pan AmericanABS4F2016
13552William ShannonWN/AWashington Open100KGF2017
13554Chris DevallagWN/AWashington OpenABSSF2017
13687J. PietkainenWPts: 6x0ADCC99+KGE12017
14094Leo NogueiraLeo NogueiraWReferee DecisionF2W Pro 5399KGSPF2017
14233Alexandre BuenoWN/ABJJ NY Pro94KGSF2017
15073Matheus DinizMatheus DinizWPts: 7x0Pan AmericanABSR22018
15161Rodrigo RibeiroRodrigo RibeiroWPts: 2x0Pan American100KG4F2018
15467Eduardo SilvaWArm in ezekielWashington SPO94KGF2018
15473Aiazbek MustakovWArm triangleWashington SPOABS4F2018
15476Isaac DoederleinIsaac DoederleinWReferee DecisionWashington SPOABSSF2018
16275Francisco IturraldeFrancisco IturraldeWSubmissionWorld Champ.ABSRD2018
16281Gutemberg PereiraGutemberg PereiraWPts: 4x0World Champ.ABS8F2018
16692Matt LeightonMatt LeightonWReferee DecisionF2W Pro 8294KGSPF2018
16976Brad PearsonWChoke from backWashington SU.O.94KGSF2018
16977Grafon SkraagsWBow and arrowWashington SU.O.94KGF2018
16981Marcos TinocoMarcos TinocoWPts: 0x0, AdvWashington SU.O.ABSSF2018
17202Will PursselleyWHeel hookSubversivABSSF2018
17207Kyle BoehmWReferee DecisionSubversivABSF2018
17685Alec HoobenWPts: 9x0ADCC EC Trials99KGR12018
17686Jason RatchfordWPts: 3x2ADCC EC Trials99KG8F2018
17687Daniel McguireWPts: 5x0ADCC EC Trials99KG4F2018
17688Nicholas AlbinWFlying guillotineADCC EC Trials99KGSF2018
17689Mario GonzalezWPts: 3x0ADCC EC Trials99KGF2018
18161Nicolas PenzerWRNCNoGi Worlds91KGR12018
18166Thomas JulesWAdvNoGi Worlds91KG4F2018
18169Thiago SaThiago SaWPts: 2x0NoGi Worlds91KGSF2018
18170Jackson SousaJackson SousaWReferee DecisionNoGi Worlds91KGF2018
18770Rudson MateusRudson MateusWPts: 2x0Spyder Inv.100KG4F2019
18773Matheus DinizMatheus DinizWPts: 3x0Spyder Inv.100KGSF2019
18774Claudio CalasansClaudio CalasansWPts: 6x0Spyder Inv.100KGF2019

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