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Uanderson Ferreira is a professional jiu-jitsu athlete and a representative of the Commando Group team in the AJP (Abu Dhabi Jiu-Jitsu Tour) pro grappling circuit. Ferreira first made waves as a blue belt, competing in the International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation (IBJJF) league, but his first major breakthrough at the professional level took place at the King Of Mats 85KG Grand Prix in March 2022, where he defeated some of the sports prime black belts while competing as a brown belt, a performance that earned Uanderson the gold medal.

Uanderson Ferreira Jiu-Jitsu

Full Name: Uanderson Ferreira de Oliveira

Nickname: N/A

Lineage: Carlos Gracie > Helio Gracie > Carlson Gracie > Walter Guimarães > César Guimarães > Vinicius Amaral > Marcio Carreira > Uanderson Ferreira

Main Achievements (Pro):

  • 1st Place IBJJF Pan Championship (2024)
  • 1st Place IBJJF South American Championship (2023)
  • 1st Place AJP King of Mats 85KG (2022)
  • 1st Place AJP Grand Slam, RJN (2023)
  • 2nd Place AJP Abu Dhabi World Pro (2023)
  • 2nd Place AJP Grand Slam, ABD (2023)
  • 2nd Place AJP Grand Slam, LDN (2022)
  • 3rd Place AJP Abu Dhabi World Pro (2022)

Main Achievements (Colored Belts):

  • 1st Place AJP Abu Dhabi World Pro (2019 blue, 2020 purple, 2021 brown)
  • 1st Place AJP Abu Dhabi World Pro BRA Qualifier (2021 brown)
  • 1st Place AJP Grand Slam, ABDB (2022)
  • 1st Place IBJJF European Open (2023** brown)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF European Open (2019** blue)

Main Achievements (Juvenile):

  • 1st Place CBJJ Brazilian Nationals (2015 / 2018*)
  • 1st Place AJP South American Pro (2018)
  • 1st Place AJP Brazil National Pro (2018)
  • 2nd Place CBJJ Brazilian Nationals (2018)
  • 3rd Place CBJJ Brazilian Nationals (2016)

Favorite Position/Technique: Dynamic Guard Passing

Weight Division: Peso Médio (82,30 kg / 181.5 lbs)

Team/Association: Commando Group

Uanderson Ferreira Biography

Uanderson Ferreira was born on January 10, 2001, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, growing up in the Morro do São João (Engenho Novo), a favela (slum) located in the northern territory of Rio.

Naturally drawn to sports, Ferreira maintained a healthy dose of physical activity from his early childhood, with football (soccer) and capoeira being his favorites, and the ones he trained more diligently.

By the time Uanderson turned 8, his parents decided to add jiu-jitsu to his list of hobbies. The favela streets were a breeding ground for crime, even for young kids, and it was their intention to keep Ferreira as busy as possible and away from gang violence while they were at work.

Marcio Carreira was Uanderson’s first instructor and an instrumental figure in Ferreira’s upbringing as he immediately recognized the talent in his student and incentivized the young Rio native to focus on his jiu-jitsu as a career choice. It was also coach Carreira who used his influence to help Uanderson move to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) as a blue belt, a country where his student could live off the sport, as a professional athlete. Once in the Middle East, Ferreira joined the Commando Group, one of the top jiu-jitsu teams in the country, where he worked closely with Thiago Barreto, Bruno Barreto, and Igor Silva.

In February 04, 2023, Uanderson Ferreira was awarded his black belt from the hands of Marcio Ferreira.

UANDERSON FERREIRA’S GRAPPLING RECORD

Traditionally, when displaying an athlete’s competitive record, BJJ Heroes has only accounted for matches that took place in the adult black belt division as this category symbolizes a competitor’s professional career in our sport. Uanderson, however, started competing at the black belt (professional) level from the moment he conquered the AJP Abu Dhabi World Pro tournament as a brown belt, in November 2021, before being promoted to the actual rank.

According to the rules stipulated by the AJP (Abu Dhabi Jiu-Jitsu Pro League), a colored belt athlete who wins the federation’s World Pro event can no longer compete in this federation in that particular belt rank and is required to move up. Meaning: if a blue belt wins the World Pro championships he or she will, from then on, have to compete in the purple belt. The same concept is applied across all ranks up to the black belt, i.e.: if a purple belt wins the WP, he or she must compete in the brown belt division, and so on and so forth. These events are rare, as the majority of people who win the AJP’s biggest tournament are more often than not, immediately promoted by their coaches. Ferreira, however, remained a brown belt while competing against black belts. Considering those he competed against during this period, and the important wins he had doing so, we have opted to include those matches in his record.

Uanderson Ferreira Grappling Record

64 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    31 (48%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    2 (3%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    30 (47%)
  • BY DECISION
    1 (2%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

30 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Choke from back
53
16
#86e620
Armbar
33
10
#5AD3D1
Triangle
3
1
#d1212a
Toe hold
3
1
#fad11b
Cross choke
3
1
#f58822
Choke
3
1
30
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
16 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    8 (50%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    1 (6%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    5 (31%)
  • BY DECISION
    0 (0%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    1 (6%)

5 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
Armbar
20
1
#86e620
Choke from back
20
1
#5AD3D1
Crucifix choke
20
1
#d1212a
Triangle
20
1
#fad11b
Katagatame
20
1
5
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Uanderson Ferreira Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
29412Roosevelt SousaRoosevelt SousaLArmbarAJP Teams Cup120KGRR2021
31147Tommy LangakerTommy LangakerLPts: 2x2Grand Slam LDN85KGF2022
32396Gabriel CostaGabriel CostaLChoke from backGrand Slam AD85KGF2022
34051Jansen GomesJansen GomesLDQGrand Slam RJ85KG4F2022
34921Lucas LiraLPts: 2x0VP Cup94KGSF2022
36411Fellipe AndrewFellipe AndrewLPts: 2x0World Pro85KG4F2022
38404Dimitrius SouzaDimitrius SouzaLCrucifix chokePan AmericanABS8F2023
38521Mateus RodriguesMateus RodriguesLPts: 2x0Pan American88KG8F2023
39074Victor HugoVictor HugoLPts: 9x0BJJ StarsABSR12023
39804Jansen GomesJansen GomesLInjuryADGS ABD85KGF2023
42973Harryson PereiraHarryson PereiraLPts: 2x2, AdvSul AmericanoABS4F2023
44022Fellipe AndrewFellipe AndrewLTriangleADXC185KGSPF2023
44864Bruno LimaBruno LimaLPts: 8x3World Pro85KGF2023
45659Gustavo BatistaGustavo BatistaLPts: 5x0The Crown94KGSF2023
48755Matheus VetoraciLPts: 6x5ADGS Rome85KGF2024
49033Fellipe AndrewFellipe AndrewLKatagatameBJJ Stars 1288KGF2024
29411Amadu JorgeWChoke from backAJP Teams Cup120KGRR2021
30918Elias CostaWTriangleDubai Pro85KG4F2022
30921Rodolfo GiarolaWChoke from backDubai Pro85KGSF2022
30922Flavio ViannaFlavio ViannaWPts: 7x2Dubai Pro85KGF2022
31091Lucas GualbertoLucas GualbertoWPts: 2x1King of Mats85KGRR2022
31092Guilherme RochaGuilherme RochaWPts: 1x0King of Mats85KGRR2022
31095Natan ChuengNatan ChuengWPts: 2x1King of Mats85KGSF2022
31096Tommy LangakerTommy LangakerWPts: 1x1King of Mats85KGF2022
31140Louis CorazzaWChoke from backGrand Slam LDN85KG8F2022
31144Tarik HopstokWPts: 1x0Grand Slam LDN85KG4F2022
31146Caio ViturinoWPts: 2x1Grand Slam LDN85KGSF2022
31789Igor AraujoWChoke from backNAS Sports85KGSF2022
32393Igor SousaWPts: 2x0Grand Slam AD85KG4F2022
32395P. CadeteWPts: 5x4Grand Slam AD85KGSF2022
33760Flavio ViannaFlavio ViannaWArmbarFujairah Pro85KGSF2022
33761Igor SousaWPts: 2x0Fujairah Pro85KGF2022
34039Lucas FoguinhoLucas FoguinhoWPts: 1x0Grand Slam RJ85KGR12022
34047Francisco LoFrancisco LoWReferee DecisionGrand Slam RJ85KG8F2022
34874Thiago AmorimWArmbarUAE Nat Pro85KGSF2022
34876Lucas GiraudWToe holdUAE Nat Pro85KGF2022
34924Abdullah KubaisiWChoke from backVP Cup94KG3RD2022
35373Francisco DiegoWPts: 13x0Asia Pro85KGSF2022
35375Lucas GiraudWArmbarAsia Pro85KGF2022
36405Pablo EstepaWChoke from backWorld Pro85KG8F2022
36419Pablo EstepaWChoke from backWorld Pro85KGRPC2022
36422Isaque BahienseIsaque BahienseWPts: 4x3World Pro85KG3RD2022
37742Erick SouzaWChoke from backLondon Open88KG4F2023
37743Jansen GomesJansen GomesWPts: 4x2London Open88KGSF2023
37745Faris LamkademWArmbarLondon Open88KGF2023
38397Diogo SampaioDiogo SampaioWPts: 10x0Pan AmericanABSR12023
38509Matheus SpirandeliMatheus SpirandeliWPts: 2x0Pan American88KGR12023
39800Matheus AguiarWPts: 9x0ADGS ABD85KG4F2023
39803Pedro NetoWCross chokeADGS ABD85KGSF2023
40754Leonardo SiqueiraWArmbarGrand Slam RJ85KG8F2023
40755Samuel RochaWArmbarGrand Slam RJ85KG4F2023
40760Jose NetoWArmbarGrand Slam RJ85KGSF2023
40761Pedro BoloPedro BoloWPts: 4x3Grand Slam RJ85KGF2023
41066Marcos CostaMarcos CostaWArmbarDubai Pro85KGRR2023
41463Alyson AlvesWChokeUAE Nat Pro85KGF2023
42908Leo BroccaWChoke from backSul Americano88KG8F2023
42913Wellington LuisWellington LuisWPts: 2x2, AdvSul Americano88KG4F2023
42916Rafael PaganiniRafael PaganiniWChoke from backSul Americano88KGSF2023
42918Mauricio OliveiraMauricio OliveiraWPts: 4x4, AdvSul Americano88KGF2023
42953Sean GoolsbyWChoke from backSul AmericanoABSR12023
42966Diego HeinrichWChoke from backSul AmericanoABS8F2023
43615Igor SousaWPts: 4x4EU Cont Pro94KGSF2023
43616Marcos CarrozzinoWPts: 8x5EU Cont Pro94KGF2023
44861Eldar MalicovichWPts: 2x0World Pro85KG4F2023
44862Faris LamkademWArmbarWorld Pro85KGSF2023
46735Francisco FreireWPts: 9x0AJP UAE Nat.85KG4F2024
46738Jonatham SilvaWPts: 3x2AJP UAE Nat.85KGSF2024
47992Rafael AnjosRafael AnjosWPts: 2x0Pan American88KG8F2024
47995Manuel RibamarManuel RibamarWPts: 2x0Pan American88KG4F2024
47999Caio ViniciusCaio ViniciusWChoke from backPan American88KGSF2024
48001Mateus RodriguesMateus RodriguesWChoke from backPan American88KGF2024
48749Charlie AdorianWPts: 8x4ADGS Rome85KG4F2024
48754Davi VetoraciWPts: 2x0ADGS Rome85KGSF2024
49029Mauricio OliveiraMauricio OliveiraWArmbarBJJ Stars 1288KG4F2024
49031Gustavo BatistaGustavo BatistaWPts: 2x0BJJ Stars 1288KGSF2024
49590Artem KaygarodovWPts: 1x0ADGS ABD85KG8F2024
49597Pedro BoloPedro BoloWChoke from backADGS ABD85KGF2024
50559Pedro VerasPedro VerasWChoke from backADGS Istanbul85KG4F2024
50564Pedro CadeteWPts: 4x2ADGS Istanbul85KGSF2024
50565Bruno LimaBruno LimaWPts: 6x3ADGS Istanbul85KGF2024
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