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Victor Estima is a prolific Brazilian Jiu Jitsu black belt who has medalled in some of the world’s most important BJJ tournaments such as the World Championships, the European Open and the World Jiu-Jitsu No-Gi Championships. A member of the Gracie Barra academy and a student of the ilustrious coach ‘Ze Radiola‘, is also revered for his technical contribution to the sport, having created a highly successful submission eloquently called “the Estima Lock“. Victor is brother younger of another highly regarded competitor named Braulio Estima.

Vitor Estima Jiu Jitsu

Full Name: Victor de Oliveira Estima

Nickname: n/a

Lineage: Mitsuyo Maeda > Carlos Gracie Sr. > Helio Gracie > Carlos Gracie Junior > Victor Estima

Main Achievements:

  • Nogi World Champion (2011)
  • European Open Champion (2012)
  • World Championship 2nd Place (2003 blue, 2005 purple absolute)
  • Abu Dhabi World Pro 2nd Place Medallist (2009, 2015)
  • World Championship 3rd Place (2008, 2009, 2013, 2014)
  • European Open 3rd Place (2008 weight & absolute, 2011 black)

Favourite Technique/Position: Estima Lock, Inverted Triangle

Weight Division: Peso Médio (82kg / 181lbs)

Team/Association: Gracie Barra

Victor Estima Biography

Victor Estima was born in Recife, state of Pernambuco, Brazil on the 8th of January 1985. Though Vitor did not grow up being a sporty person, he did start training martial arts at a relatively young age, he was 8 years old when he joined his brother Braulio at his Judo club. This was relatively short lived and Victor would follow his older brother once again, this time to Brazilian Jiu Jitsu at age 12, training under Charles dos Anjos.

At his BJJ academy, Victor Estima did not have any other 12 year old kids to train with, every training partner was an adult and so Victor started losing the will to train. He stopped for a couple of years but always followed and supported Braulio in his athletic endeavors. This close contact with the sport kept the Jiu Jitsu “bug” alive inside Victor and he returned after a sabbatical couple of years.

When Victor Estima returned to his old academy, Charles dos Anjos had left, and Zé “Radiola” was the man in charge. Under Radiola, Victor showed that he was as gifted as his brother, conquering several competitions in his home state (in fact it was said in his interview to: martialedge.com, that he never lost a fight in Pernambuco), fighting many times as an adult when he was still in his early teens.

Victor started travelling to England to be with his brother who had moved to the European country when he was a purple belt. Braulio was instrumental to Victor Estima’s technical growth and his approach to competition which led to his black belt (awarded in 2006).

After so many trips to England, Victor decided to settle in the United Kingdom where he partnered up with his brother at Gracie Barra Midlands. In The UK, Victor also worked with a few MMA fighters, helping their grappling development, fighters such as the famed Team Rough House crew.

In 2011 after an unexpected last minute call for the world’s biggest grappling show, the ADCC, Victor proved that he belonged among the best being named as one of the most exciting fighters in the tournament (though failing to medal). A little over a month after the famous competition, Victor tried his luck once again at a major Nogi (without the use of the kimono) Jiu Jitsu tournament, the World Nogi Championship, proving again to be one of the top middleweights in the world by winning the tournament.

Victor Estima Grappling Record

50 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    9 (18%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    3 (6%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    34 (68%)
  • BY DECISION
    4 (8%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

34 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Estima lock
32
11
#86e620
Armbar
18
6
#5AD3D1
Inverted triangle
9
3
#d1212a
Triangle
9
3
#fad11b
Bow and arrow
6
2
#f58822
Submission
3
1
#224aba
Loop choke
3
1
#ff9124
RNC
3
1
#bf1f6c
Injury
3
1
#22c9a5
Kneebar
3
1
#fad223
Botinha
3
1
#03861f
Cross choke
3
1
#039a1f
Choke
3
1
#03b41f
Ezekiel
3
1
34
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
29 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    16 (55%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    3 (10%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    8 (28%)
  • BY DECISION
    1 (3%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    1 (3%)

8 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
Choke from back
38
3
#86e620
Choke
25
2
#5AD3D1
Arm in ezekiel
13
1
#d1212a
Guillotine
13
1
#fad11b
Injury
13
1
8
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Victor Estima Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
1841Alan FinfouAlan FinfouLPts: 2x0European Open82KGSF2008
1932Sergio MoraesSergio MoraesLArm in ezekielWorld Champ.82KGSF2008
2112Marcelo GarciaMarcelo GarciaLChokeWorld Pro.ABS4F2009
2126Tarsis HumphreysTarsis HumphreysLPts: 2x0World Pro.88KGF2009
2156Carlos FerreiraLChoke from backPan American82KG4F2009
2336Romulo BarralRomulo BarralLChokeWorld Champ.88KGSF2009
3087Marcelo GarciaMarcelo GarciaLPts: 3x0World Champ.82KG4F2011
3230Marcelo GarciaMarcelo GarciaLGuillotineADCC77KG4F2011
3276Pablo PopovitchPablo PopovitchLPts: 2x0ADCCABS4F2011
3487Rodolfo VieiraRodolfo VieiraLChoke from backEuropean OpenABS4F2012
3521Kron GracieKron GracieLDQPan AmericanABS4F2012
3600Claudio CalasansClaudio CalasansLPts: 4x2Pan American82KGF2012
4030Claudio CalasansClaudio CalasansLPts: 4x4, AdvWorld Champ.82KGSF2012
4161Kron GracieKron GracieLPointsWorld ExpoABSSPF2012
4432JT TorresJT TorresDN/AMetamoris 2ABSSPF2013
4610Marcos SouzaMarcos SouzaLPts: 2x0World Pro82KGF2013
4622Marcos SouzaMarcos SouzaLPts: 2x0World Pro82KGF2013
4756Claudio CalasansClaudio CalasansLPts: 8x4World Champ.82KGSF2013
5257Leandro LoLeandro LoLPointsPan AmericanABS4F2014
5315Leandro LoLeandro LoLPts: 5x0Pan American82KGSF2014
5563Marcus AlmeidaMarcus AlmeidaLChoke from backWorld Pro.ABS4F2014
5590Leandro LoLeandro LoLReferee DecisionWorld Pro.82KGF2014
5754Leandro LoLeandro LoLPts: 7x2World Champ.82KGSF2014
6658Gabriel LucasGabriel LucasLAdvPan AmericanABSR22015
6743Leandro LoLeandro LoLPts: 4x2Pan American82KGSF2015
6899Felipe PenaFelipe PenaLPts: 2x0ADCC RJ88KGSF2015
7031Leandro LoLeandro LoLPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Pro85KGF2015
7363Claudio CalasansClaudio CalasansLPts: 4x2World Champ.82KGSF2015
9847Marcos TinocoMarcos TinocoLPts: 6x4World Champ.82KGR22016
10020Max GimenisMax GimenisDPts: 0x0Copa Podio86KGGP2016
10023N. MeregaliLInjuryCopa Podio86KGGP2016
1840Jonatas NovaesWN/AEuropean Open82KG4F2008
1920Lucas LeiteLucas LeiteWArmbarWorld Champ.82KGR12008
1930Mike FowlerMike FowlerWTriangleWorld Champ.82KG4F2008
2154UnknownWKneebarPan American82KG8F2009
2332Tony EduardoWArmbarWorld Champ.88KG4F2009
3013Ryan BeauregardRyan BeauregardWPointsWorld Champ.82KGRDS2011
3027Roger RobertoWBotinhaWorld Champ.82KGRDS2011
3195Sanshiro NakamuraWPts: 2x0ADCC77KGR12011
3271Joao AssisJoao AssisWPts: 2x0ADCCABSR12011
3322Gabriel RolloGabriel RolloWEstima lockNo Gi Worlds82KG4F2011
3338Davi RamosDavi RamosWEstima lockNo Gi Worlds82KGSF2011
3349Thiago AbreuThiago AbreuWEstima lockNo Gi Worlds82KGF2011
3441Clark GracieClark GracieWEstima lockBritish Open82KGF2012
3476Clark GracieClark GracieWArmbarEuropean Open82KGSF2012
3477Alan FinfouAlan FinfouWTriangleEuropean Open82KGF2012
3500Evan CatheyWCross chokePan AmericanABSR12012
3514Leonardo IturraldeWEstima lockPan AmericanABSR22012
3586Jeston PagesWChokePan American82KGR22012
3594Marcelo MafraWEzekielPan American82KG4F2012
3598Kron GracieKron GracieWPts: 6x2Pan American82KGSF2012
4015Alexandre SantosAlexandre SantosWBow and arrowWorld Champ.82KGR22012
4024Gabriel GoulartGabriel GoulartWArmbarWorld Champ.82KG8F2012
4028Diego BorgesDiego BorgesWInverted triangleWorld Champ.82KG4F2012
4621Claudio CalasansClaudio CalasansWBow and arrowWorld Pro82KGSF2013
4754Clark GracieClark GracieWPts: 2x0World Champ.82KG4F2013
5084Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoWPts: 8x2IBJJF Pro League82KGSF2013
5086Vitor OliveiraVitor OliveiraWInverted triangleIBJJF Pro League82KGF2013
5251Abraham MarteAbraham MarteWEstima lockPan AmericanABSR32014
5308Sergio SilvaWPts: 12x2Pan American82KGR12014
5314Nic NikolaisenWInverted trianglePan American82KG4F2014
5589Marcos SouzaMarcos SouzaWSubmissionWorld Pro.82KGSF2014
5729Robson LimaWArmbarWorld Champ.82KGRDS2014
5734Marcelo MafraWAdvWorld Champ.82KGRDS2014
5748Mat JuberaWTriangleWorld Champ.82KGRDS2014
5752CalasansWReferee DecisionWorld Champ.82KG4F2014
6723Stefano CorreaWEstima lockPan American82KGR12015
6736Gleidson CurtisWLoop chokePan American82KGR32015
6740Vinicius MarinhoVinicius MarinhoWReferee DecisionPan American82KG4F2015
6893Julian JabbaWRNCADCC RJ88KGR12015
6897Felipe FigueiredoWEstima lockADCC RJ88KG4F2015
7012Thiago BragaWEstima lockWorld Pro85KGR12015
7021Yazan TamimiWInjuryWorld Pro85KGR22015
7025Claudio CalasansClaudio CalasansWPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Pro85KG4F2015
7029Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusWReferee DecisionWorld Pro85KGSF2015
7352Tanner RiceTanner RiceWEstima lockWorld Champ.82KG8F2015
7362Murilo SantanaMurilo SantanaWReferee DecisionWorld Champ.82KG4F2015
9084Arturo SalasWPts: 0x0, AdvLondon Grand Slam85KG4F2016
9980AP GilWEstima lockBritish National82KGF2016
9985Reid RealeWArmbarBritish NationalABSSF2016
9987Jackson SousaJackson SousaWPts: 2x0British NationalABSF2016

Photo on banner taken by Callum Medcraft of Jiu Jitsu Style Magazine.

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