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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
    33 (66%)
  • BY DECISION
    4 (8%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

33 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Estima lock
33
11
#86e620
Armbar
18
6
#5AD3D1
Triangle
9
3
#d1212a
Inverted triangle
9
3
#fad11b
Bow and arrow
6
2
#f58822
Kneebar
3
1
#224aba
Botinha
3
1
#ff9124
Cross choke
3
1
#bf1f6c
Choke
3
1
#22c9a5
Ezekiel
3
1
#fad223
Submission
3
1
#03861f
Loop choke
3
1
#039a1f
RNC
3
1
33
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
29 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    16 (55%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    3 (10%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    7 (24%)
  • BY DECISION
    1 (3%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    1 (3%)

7 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
Choke from back
43
3
#86e620
Choke
29
2
#5AD3D1
Arm in Ezekiel
14
1
#d1212a
Guillotine
14
1
7
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Victor Estima Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
1845Alan FinfouAlan FinfouLPts: 2x0European Open82KGSF2008
1939Sergio MoraesSergio MoraesLArm in EzekielWorld Champ.82KGSF2008
2122Marcelo GarciaMarcelo GarciaLChokeWorld Pro.ABS4F2009
2136Tarsis HumphreysTarsis HumphreysLPts: 2x0World Pro.88KGF2009
2166Carlos FerreiraLChoke from backPan American82KG4F2009
2346Romulo BarralRomulo BarralLChokeWorld Champ.88KGSF2009
3111Marcelo GarciaMarcelo GarciaLPts: 3x0World Champ.82KG4F2011
3260Marcelo GarciaMarcelo GarciaLGuillotineADCC77KG4F2011
3306Pablo PopovitchPablo PopovitchLPts: 2x0ADCCABS4F2011
3517Rodolfo VieiraRodolfo VieiraLChoke from backEuropean OpenABS4F2012
3551Kron GracieKron GracieLDQPan AmericanABS4F2012
3630Claudio CalasansClaudio CalasansLPts: 4x2Pan American82KGF2012
4059Claudio CalasansClaudio CalasansLPts: 4x4, AdvWorld Champ.82KGSF2012
4191Kron GracieKron GracieLPointsWorld ExpoABSSPF2012
4467JT TorresJT TorresD---Metamoris 2ABSSPF2013
4645Marcos SouzaMarcos SouzaLPts: 2x0World Pro82KGF2013
4657Marcos SouzaMarcos SouzaLPts: 2x0World Pro82KGF2013
4791Claudio CalasansClaudio CalasansLPts: 8x4World Champ.82KGSF2013
5299Leandro LoLeandro LoLPointsPan AmericanABS4F2014
5357Leandro LoLeandro LoLPts: 5x0Pan American82KGSF2014
5607Marcus AlmeidaMarcus AlmeidaLChoke from backWorld Pro.ABS4F2014
5634Leandro LoLeandro LoLReferee DecisionWorld Pro.82KGF2014
5798Leandro LoLeandro LoLPts: 7x2World Champ.82KGSF2014
6731Gabriel LucasGabriel LucasLAdvPan AmericanABSR22015
6816Leandro LoLeandro LoLPts: 4x2Pan American82KGSF2015
6972Felipe PenaFelipe PenaLPts: 2x0ADCC RJ88KGSF2015
7105Leandro LoLeandro LoLPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Pro85KGF2015
7440Claudio CalasansClaudio CalasansLPts: 4x2World Champ.82KGSF2015
9958Marcos TinocoMarcos TinocoLPts: 6x4World Champ.82KGR22016
10131Max GimenisMax GimenisD---Copa Podio86KGGP2016
10134N. MeregaliLInjuryCopa Podio86KGGP2016
1844Jonatas NovaesWN/AEuropean Open82KG4F2008
1927Lucas LeiteLucas LeiteWArmbarWorld Champ.82KGR12008
1937Mike FowlerMike FowlerWTriangleWorld Champ.82KG4F2008
2164UnknownWKneebarPan American82KG8F2009
2342Tony EduardoWArmbarWorld Champ.88KG4F2009
3037Ryan BeauregardRyan BeauregardWPointsWorld Champ.82KGRDS2011
3051Roger RobertoWBotinhaWorld Champ.82KGRDS2011
3225Sanshiro NakamuraWPts: 2x0ADCC77KGR12011
3301Joao AssisJoao AssisWPts: 2x0ADCCABSR12011
3352Gabriel RolloGabriel RolloWEstima lockNo Gi Worlds82KG4F2011
3368Davi RamosDavi RamosWEstima lockNo Gi Worlds82KGSF2011
3379Thiago AbreuThiago AbreuWEstima lockNo Gi Worlds82KGF2011
3471Clark GracieClark GracieWEstima lockBritish Open82KGF2012
3506Clark GracieClark GracieWArmbarEuropean Open82KGSF2012
3507Alan FinfouAlan FinfouWTriangleEuropean Open82KGF2012
3530Evan CatheyWCross chokePan AmericanABSR12012
3544Leonardo IturraldeWEstima lockPan AmericanABSR22012
3616Jeston PagesWChokePan American82KGR22012
3624Marcelo MafraMarcelo MafraWEzekielPan American82KG4F2012
3628Kron GracieKron GracieWPts: 6x2Pan American82KGSF2012
4044Alexandre SantosAlexandre SantosWBow and arrowWorld Champ.82KGR22012
4053Gabriel GoulartGabriel GoulartWArmbarWorld Champ.82KG8F2012
4057Diego BorgesDiego BorgesWInverted triangleWorld Champ.82KG4F2012
4656Claudio CalasansClaudio CalasansWBow and arrowWorld Pro82KGSF2013
4789Clark GracieClark GracieWPts: 2x0World Champ.82KG4F2013
5118Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoWPts: 8x2IBJJF Pro League82KGSF2013
5120Vitor OliveiraVitor OliveiraWInverted triangleIBJJF Pro League82KGF2013
5293Abraham MarteAbraham MarteWEstima lockPan AmericanABSR32014
5350Sergio SilvaWPts: 12x2Pan American82KGR12014
5356Nic NikolaisenWInverted trianglePan American82KG4F2014
5633Marcos SouzaMarcos SouzaWSubmissionWorld Pro.82KGSF2014
5773Robson LimaWArmbarWorld Champ.82KGRDS2014
5778Marcelo MafraMarcelo MafraWAdvWorld Champ.82KGRDS2014
5792Mat JuberaWTriangleWorld Champ.82KGRDS2014
5796CalasansWReferee DecisionWorld Champ.82KG4F2014
6796Stefano CorreaWEstima lockPan American82KGR12015
6809Gleidson CurtisWLoop chokePan American82KGR32015
6813Vinicius MarinhoVinicius MarinhoWReferee DecisionPan American82KG4F2015
6966Julian JabbaWRNCADCC RJ88KGR12015
6970Felipe FigueiredoWEstima lockADCC RJ88KG4F2015
7086Thiago BragaWEstima lockWorld Pro85KGR12015
7095Yazan TamimiWInjuryWorld Pro85KGR22015
7099Claudio CalasansClaudio CalasansWPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Pro85KG4F2015
7103Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusWReferee DecisionWorld Pro85KGSF2015
7429Tanner RiceTanner RiceWEstima lockWorld Champ.82KG8F2015
7439Murilo SantanaMurilo SantanaWReferee DecisionWorld Champ.82KG4F2015
9187Arturo SalasWPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam LDN85KG4F2016
10091AP GilWEstima lockBritish National82KGF2016
10096Reid RealeWArmbarBritish NationalABSSF2016
10098Jackson SousaJackson SousaWPts: 2x0British NationalABSF2016

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

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