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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

38 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    20 (53%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    5 (13%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    8 (21%)
  • BY DECISION
    5 (13%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

8 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Katagatame
25
2
#86e620
Choke from back
25
2
#5AD3D1
Bow and arrow
13
1
#d1212a
Arm in ezekiel
13
1
#fad11b
Arm triangle
13
1
#f58822
Submission
13
1
8
(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
5490Leo NogueiraLeo NogueiraLPts: 5x0Copa Podio94KGGP2014
5500Travis StevensLPts: 7x0Copa Podio94KGGP2014
5928Yuri SimoesYuri SimoesLPts: 8x2NoGi WorldsABS4F2014
5969Lucas LeiteLucas LeiteLPts: 8x0NoGi Worlds94KGSF2014
6649Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusLReferee DecisionPan AmericanABSR32015
6764Lucas RochaLucas RochaLPts: 2x0Pan American94KGSF2015
6918Francisco IturraldeFrancisco IturraldeLDQNY Spring OpenABSF2015
7210Felipe PenaFelipe PenaLPts: 2x0Copa Podio95KGSF2015
7213Erberth SantosErberth SantosLPts: 0x0, AdvCopa Podio95KG3RD2015
7269Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusLPts: 8x2World Champ.ABSR22015
7386Lucas LeiteLucas LeiteLReferee DecisionWorld Champ.94KGSF2015
9237Bernardo FariaBernardo FariaLChoke from backPan AmericanABSSF2016
13473Marcus AlmeidaMarcus AlmeidaLRNCADCC99+KG4F2017
14000Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusLPts: 9x0BJJ NY Pro94KGF2017
14760Rafael LovatoRafael LovatoLRNCF2W Pro 64100KGSPF2018
14812Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusLArm in ezekielPan AmericanABS4F2018
14899Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusLPts: 9x0Pan American100KGSF2018
15255Gutemberg PereiraGutemberg PereiraLReferee DecisionF2W Pro 70O93KGSPF2018
15931Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusLPts: 12x4World Champ.94KG4F2018
15981Victor HonorioVictor HonorioLPts: 2x0World Champ.ABS4F2018
16172Kaynan DuarteKaynan DuarteLPts: 4x0NY BJJ Pro94KGSF2018
5485Luiz PanzaLuiz PanzaWPts: 3x2Copa Podio94KGGP2014
5920Jason SelvaWKatagatameNoGi WorldsABSRDS2014
5924Murilo SantanaMurilo SantanaWAdvNoGi WorldsABSRDS2014
5965Roberto AlencarRoberto AlencarWPts: 0x0, AdvNoGi Worlds94KG4F2014
5989Leo NogueiraLeo NogueiraWPts: 10x0World ExpoABSSPF2014
6100P. HulkWChoke from backCopa Podio94KGSPF2014
6645Diogo AlmeidaDiogo AlmeidaWBow and arrowPan AmericanABSR22015
6757Eliot KellyEliot KellyWPts: 2x0Pan American94KGR22015
6762Marcelo MafraWChoke from backPan American94KG4F2015
6911Kevin SheridanWPointsNY Spring Open94KGSF2015
6913Roberto TorralbasWPointsNY Spring Open94KGF2015
6916Tanner RiceTanner RiceWReferee DecisionNY Spring OpenABSSF2015
7189Erberth SantosErberth SantosWPts: 2x0Copa Podio95KGGP2015
7194Nelton PontesNelton PontesWPts: 4x0Copa Podio95KGGP2015
7201F. ReisWPts: 5x0Copa Podio95KGGP2015
7204Vinny MagalhaesVinny MagalhaesWAdvCopa Podio95KGGP2015
7267Manuel DiazWAdvWorld Champ.ABSR12015
7380Tarcisio JardimTarcisio JardimWKatagatameWorld Champ.94KG8F2015
7382Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusWPts: 2x0World Champ.94KG4F2015
7639Bruno BastosBruno BastosWReferee DecisionFIVE SLABS4F2015
7642Lucas RochaLucas RochaWPts: 2x0FIVE SLABSSF2015
7644Yuri SimoesYuri SimoesWPts: 2x0FIVE SLABSF2015
9223Carlos FariasCarlos FariasWPts: 17x0Pan AmericanABSR22016
9227Otavio NalatiWPts: 0x0, AdvPan AmericanABS8F2016
9235Joao RochaJoao RochaWPts: 5x2Pan AmericanABS4F2016
13339William ShannonWN/AWashington Open94KGF2017
13341Chris DevallagWN/AWashington OpenABSSF2017
13469J. PietkainenWPts: 6x0ADCC99+KGE12017
13860Leo NogueiraLeo NogueiraWReferee DecisionF2W Pro 5399KGSPF2017
13998Alexandre BuenoWN/ABJJ NY Pro94KGSF2017
14809Matheus DinizMatheus DinizWPts: 7x0Pan AmericanABSR22018
14897Rodrigo RibeiroRodrigo RibeiroWPts: 2x0Pan American100KG4F2018
15176Eduardo SilvaWArm in ezekielWashington Open94KGF2018
15181Aiazbek MustakovWArm triangleWashington OpenABS4F2018
15184Isaac DoederleinIsaac DoederleinWReferee DecisionWashington OpenABSSF2018
15967Francisco IturraldeFrancisco IturraldeWSubmissionWorld Champ.ABSRD2018
15973Gutemberg PereiraGutemberg PereiraWN/AWorld Champ.ABS8F2018
16347Matt LeightonMatt LeightonWReferee DecisionF2W Pro 8294KGSPF2018

Banner picture by Grapple TV.

Tim Spriggs vs Matheus Diniz

Tim Spriggs vs Inacio Neto

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