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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 World Champion (2014 brown)
  • FIVE Super League Champion (2015 black)
  • World Expo Grand Slam Champion (2013 brown)
  • IBJJF World No-Gi Champion (2013 purple)
  • IBJJF Pan American Champion (2014 brown weight & absolute, 2013 & 2012purple)
  • IBJJF European Champion (2012 purple weight & absolute)
  • IBJJF Pan American Championship 3rd Place (2016 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

30 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    17 (57%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    5 (17%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    5 (17%)
  • BY DECISION
    3 (10%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

5 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Choke from back
40
2
#86e620
Katagatame
40
2
#5AD3D1
Bow and arrow
20
1
5
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
14 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    8 (57%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    1 (7%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    2 (14%)
  • BY DECISION
    2 (14%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    1 (7%)

2 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
RNC
50
1
#86e620
Choke from back
50
1
2
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Tim Spriggs Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
5468Leo NogueiraLeo NogueiraLPts: 5x0Copa Podio94KGGP2014
5478Travis StevensLPts: 7x0Copa Podio94KGGP2014
5900Yuri SimoesYuri SimoesLPts: 8x2No Gi WorldsABS4F2014
5940Lucas LeiteLucas LeiteLPts: 8x0No Gi Worlds94KGSF2014
6612Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusLReferee DecisionPan AmericanABSR32015
6727Lucas RochaLucas RochaLPts: 2x0Pan American94KGSF2015
6876Francisco IturraldeFrancisco IturraldeLDQNY Spring OpenABSF2015
7164Felipe PenaFelipe PenaLPts: 2x0Copa Podio95KGSF2015
7167Erberth SantosErberth SantosLPts: 0x0, AdvCopa Podio95KG3RD2015
7223Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusLPts: 8x2World Champ.ABSR22015
7340Lucas LeiteLucas LeiteLReferee DecisionWorld Champ.94KGSF2015
9160Bernardo FariaBernardo FariaLChoke from backPan AmericanABSSF2016
13287Marcus AlmeidaMarcus AlmeidaLRNCADCC99+KG4F2017
13786Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusLPts: 9x0BJJ NY Pro94KGF2017
5463Luiz PanzaLuiz PanzaWPts: 3x2Copa Podio94KGGP2014
5892Jason SelvaWKatagatameNo Gi WorldsABSRDS2014
5896Murilo SantanaMurilo SantanaWAdvNo Gi WorldsABSRDS2014
5936Roberto AlencarRoberto AlencarWPts: 0x0, AdvNo Gi Worlds94KG4F2014
5960Leo NogueiraLeo NogueiraWPts: 10x0World ExpoABSSPF2014
6072P. HulkWChoke from backCopa Podio94KGSPF2014
6608Diogo AlmeidaDiogo AlmeidaWBow and arrowPan AmericanABSR22015
6720Eliot KellyEliot KellyWPts: 2x0Pan American94KGR22015
6725Marcelo MafraWChoke from backPan American94KG4F2015
6869Kevin SheridanWPointsNY Spring Open94KGSF2015
6871Roberto TorralbasWPointsNY Spring Open94KGF2015
6874Tanner RiceTanner RiceWReferee DecisionNY Spring OpenABSSF2015
7143Erberth SantosErberth SantosWPts: 2x0Copa Podio95KGGP2015
7148Nelton PontesNelton PontesWPts: 4x0Copa Podio95KGGP2015
7155F. ReisWPts: 5x0Copa Podio95KGGP2015
7158Vinny MagalhaesVinny MagalhaesWAdvCopa Podio95KGGP2015
7221Manuel DiazWAdvWorld Champ.ABSR12015
7334Tarcisio JardimTarcisio JardimWKatagatameWorld Champ.94KG8F2015
7336Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusWPts: 2x0World Champ.94KG4F2015
7588Bruno BastosBruno BastosWReferee DecisionFIVE SLABS4F2015
7591Lucas RochaLucas RochaWPts: 2x0FIVE SLABSSF2015
7593Yuri SimoesYuri SimoesWPts: 2x0FIVE SLABSF2015
9146Carlos FariasCarlos FariasWPts: 17x0Pan AmericanABSR22016
9150Otavio NalatiWPts: 0x0, AdvPan AmericanABS8F2016
9158Joao RochaJoao RochaWPts: 5x2Pan AmericanABS4F2016
13153William ShannonWN/AWashington Open94KGF2017
13155Chris DevallagWN/AWashington OpenABSSF2017
13283J. PietkainenWPts: 6x0ADCC99+KGE12017
13651Leo NogueiraLeo NogueiraWReferee DecisionF2W Pro 5399KGSPF2017
13784Alexandre BuenoWN/ABJJ NY Pro94KGSF2017

Banner picture by Grapple TV.

Tim Spriggs vs Matheus Diniz

Tim Spriggs vs Inacio Neto

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