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Victor Estima is a Jiu-Jitsu black belt under Carlos Gracie Junior, who worked extensively with Zé Radiola during the early years of his career. Victor made a name for himself as one of the top middleweight competitors of his generation, earning medals in important tournaments such as the European Open and World Championships, though he is remembered by many as one of the creators of the “Estima Lock“, a common submission used in jiu-jitsu and a position Victor created together with his older brother, Braulio Estima.

Vitor Estima Jiu Jitsu

Full Name: Victor de Oliveira Estima

Nickname: n/a

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

Main Achievements:

  • 1st Place IBJJF World Championship NOGI (2011)
  • 1st Place IBJJF European Open (2012)
  • 2nd Place UAEJJF Abu Dhabi World Pro (2009, 2015)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF World Championship (2008, 2009, 2013, 2014)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF European Open (2008**, 2011)

Main Achievements (Colored Belts):

  • 2nd Place IBJJF World Championship (2003 blue, 2005* purple)

* Absolute
** Weight and Absolute

Favorite 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 traveling to England to be with his brother who had moved to the European country when he (Victor) was a purple belt. Braulio was instrumental to Victor’s technical growth and his approach to competition, the combination of which led to his black belt promotion (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 athletes in the tournament. A little over a month after the famous competition, Victor tried his luck once again at a major no-gi event, the World Championship, proving again to be one of the top middleweights in the world by taking home a gold medal.

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
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
Kneebar
3
1
#22c9a5
Botinha
3
1
#fad223
Cross choke
3
1
#03861f
Choke
3
1
#039a1f
Ezekiel
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
1850Alan FinfouAlan FinfouLPts: 2x0European Open82KGSF2008
1944Sergio MoraesSergio MoraesLArm in EzekielWorld Champ.82KGSF2008
2127Marcelo GarciaMarcelo GarciaLChokeWorld Pro.ABS4F2009
2141Tarsis HumphreysTarsis HumphreysLPts: 2x0World Pro.88KGF2009
2171Carlos FerreiraLChoke from backPan American82KG4F2009
2350Romulo BarralRomulo BarralLChokeWorld Champ.88KGSF2009
3115Marcelo GarciaMarcelo GarciaLPts: 3x0World Champ.82KG4F2011
3264Marcelo GarciaMarcelo GarciaLGuillotineADCC77KG4F2011
3312Pablo PopovitchPablo PopovitchLPts: 2x0ADCCABS4F2011
3523Rodolfo VieiraRodolfo VieiraLChoke from backEuropean OpenABS4F2012
3557Kron GracieKron GracieLDQPan AmericanABS4F2012
3636Claudio CalasansClaudio CalasansLPts: 4x2Pan American82KGF2012
4064Claudio CalasansClaudio CalasansLPts: 4x4, AdvWorld Champ.82KGSF2012
4196Kron GracieKron GracieLPointsWorld ExpoABSSPF2012
4474JT TorresJT TorresD---Metamoris 2ABSSPF2013
4655Marcos SouzaMarcos SouzaLPts: 2x0World Pro82KGF2013
4667Marcos SouzaMarcos SouzaLPts: 2x0World Pro82KGF2013
4801Claudio CalasansClaudio CalasansLPts: 8x4World Champ.82KGSF2013
5319Leandro LoLeandro LoLPointsPan AmericanABS4F2014
5377Leandro LoLeandro LoLPts: 5x0Pan American82KGSF2014
5630Marcus AlmeidaMarcus AlmeidaLChoke from backWorld Pro.ABS4F2014
5657Leandro LoLeandro LoLReferee DecisionWorld Pro.82KGF2014
5821Leandro LoLeandro LoLPts: 7x2World Champ.82KGSF2014
6759Gabriel LucasGabriel LucasLAdvPan AmericanABSR22015
6844Leandro LoLeandro LoLPts: 4x2Pan American82KGSF2015
7000Felipe PenaFelipe PenaLPts: 2x0ADCC RJ88KGSF2015
7133Leandro LoLeandro LoLPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Pro85KGF2015
7468Claudio CalasansClaudio CalasansLPts: 4x2World Champ.82KGSF2015
9991Marcos TinocoMarcos TinocoLPts: 6x4World Champ.82KGR22016
10164Max GimenisMax GimenisD---Copa Podio86KGGP2016
10167N. MeregaliLInjuryCopa Podio86KGGP2016
1849Jonatas NovaesWN/AEuropean Open82KG4F2008
1932Lucas LeiteLucas LeiteWArmbarWorld Champ.82KGR12008
1942Mike FowlerMike FowlerWTriangleWorld Champ.82KG4F2008
2169UnknownWKneebarPan American82KG8F2009
2346Tony EduardoWArmbarWorld Champ.88KG4F2009
3041Ryan BeauregardRyan BeauregardWPointsWorld Champ.82KGRDS2011
3055Roger RobertoWBotinhaWorld Champ.82KGRDS2011
3229Sanshiro NakamuraWPts: 2x0ADCC77KGR12011
3307Joao AssisJoao AssisWPts: 2x0ADCCABSR12011
3358Gabriel RolloGabriel RolloWEstima lockNo Gi Worlds82KG4F2011
3374Davi RamosDavi RamosWEstima lockNo Gi Worlds82KGSF2011
3385Thiago AbreuThiago AbreuWEstima lockNo Gi Worlds82KGF2011
3477Clark GracieClark GracieWEstima lockBritish Open82KGF2012
3512Clark GracieClark GracieWArmbarEuropean Open82KGSF2012
3513Alan FinfouAlan FinfouWTriangleEuropean Open82KGF2012
3536Evan CatheyWCross chokePan AmericanABSR12012
3550Leonardo IturraldeWEstima lockPan AmericanABSR22012
3622Jeston PagesWChokePan American82KGR22012
3630Marcelo MafraMarcelo MafraWEzekielPan American82KG4F2012
3634Kron GracieKron GracieWPts: 6x2Pan American82KGSF2012
4049Alexandre SantosAlexandre SantosWBow and arrowWorld Champ.82KGR22012
4058Gabriel GoulartGabriel GoulartWArmbarWorld Champ.82KG8F2012
4062Diego BorgesDiego BorgesWInverted triangleWorld Champ.82KG4F2012
4666Claudio CalasansClaudio CalasansWBow and arrowWorld Pro82KGSF2013
4799Clark GracieClark GracieWPts: 2x0World Champ.82KG4F2013
5132Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoWPts: 8x2IBJJF Pro League82KGSF2013
5134Vitor OliveiraVitor OliveiraWInverted triangleIBJJF Pro League82KGF2013
5313Abraham MarteAbraham MarteWEstima lockPan AmericanABSR32014
5370Sergio SilvaWPts: 12x2Pan American82KGR12014
5376Nic NikolaisenWInverted trianglePan American82KG4F2014
5656Marcos SouzaMarcos SouzaWSubmissionWorld Pro.82KGSF2014
5796Robson LimaWArmbarWorld Champ.82KGRDS2014
5801Marcelo MafraMarcelo MafraWAdvWorld Champ.82KGRDS2014
5815Mat JuberaWTriangleWorld Champ.82KGRDS2014
5819CalasansWReferee DecisionWorld Champ.82KG4F2014
6824Stefano CorreaWEstima lockPan American82KGR12015
6837Gleidson CurtisWLoop chokePan American82KGR32015
6841Vinicius MarinhoVinicius MarinhoWReferee DecisionPan American82KG4F2015
6994Julian JabbaWRNCADCC RJ88KGR12015
6998Felipe FigueiredoWEstima lockADCC RJ88KG4F2015
7114Thiago BragaWEstima lockWorld Pro85KGR12015
7123Yazan TamimiWInjuryWorld Pro85KGR22015
7127Claudio CalasansClaudio CalasansWPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Pro85KG4F2015
7131Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusWReferee DecisionWorld Pro85KGSF2015
7457Tanner RiceTanner RiceWEstima lockWorld Champ.82KG8F2015
7467Murilo SantanaMurilo SantanaWReferee DecisionWorld Champ.82KG4F2015
9217Arturo SalasWPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam LDN85KG4F2016
10124AP GilWEstima lockBritish National82KGF2016
10129Reid RealeWArmbarBritish NationalABSSF2016
10131Jackson SousaJackson SousaWPts: 2x0British NationalABSF2016

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

Victor Estima vs Chris Liscandrio

Victor Estima vs Jonatas Novaes

Victor Estima vs Renato Tavares

Vitor Estima vs Tarsis Humphreys

 

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