Vinicius Garcia is a Brazilian jiu jitsu black belt under Rodrigo Castro of Atrium Jiu Jitsu / NS Brotherhood, being also one of the most accomplished grapplers ever produced by the state of Goiás (Brazil). Competing primarily in the International Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Federation’s circuit, Garcia conquered important medals, including at the European International Open, Brazilian Nationals as well as at the Sao Paulo and Rio International Open.
Vinicius Garcia Jiu Jitsu
Full Name: Vinicius Carvalho Garcia
- IBJJF Rio International Open Champion (2012 blue)
- IBJJF Brasilia International Open Champion (2016)
- IBJJF Sao Paulo International Open Runner-up (2016)
- IBJJF Belo Horizonte International Open Runner-up (2016)
- IBJJF Brasilia International Open Runner-up (2012/2013 purple, 2015 brown)
- IBJJF European Open 3rd Place (2017)
- CBJJ Brazilian Nationals 3rd Place (2013 purple)
Favorite Position/Technique: Footlocks
Weight Division: Peso Meio-Pesado (88,30 kg / 195.0 lbs)
Team/Association: NS Brotherhood
Vinicius Garcia Biography
Vinicius Garcia was born on July 6, 1991 in Pires do Rio – state of Goiás, Brazil.
During his formative years Garcia became a fan of mixed martial arts (MMA), growing increasingly fond of the groundwork facet in this sport. His interest for grappling led Vinicius to jiu jitsu at the age of 16 (2008) a time when he joined Ricardo Favorito’s class in Pires do Rio.
As a blue belt Vinicius moved to Goiânia (state capital), where he continued his training under the supervision of Rodrigo Castro, one of the highest ranked coaches in Goiás – at the Atrium Jiu Jitsu Academy.
As a brown belt Vinicius started coaching on a regular basis, taking the lead of a few classes at Atrium JJ while also teaching at a few other spaces. His hard work as a coach and his extensive medal tally, earned while competing in Brazil’s top events led coach Rodrigo Castro to promote Vinicius to black belt on December 9, 2015.
The link between Leandro Lo and Vinicius occurred at the time Leandro visited Goiânia for a workshop. The head-coach of New School Brotherhood liked the work being performed by instructor Rodrigo Castro and accepted to be affiliated with the Atrium team. A valuable link for the Goiás and Garcia, who made the most of the training camps at NSB ahead of big events.
Vinicius Garcia Grappling Record
7 SUBMISSIONS WINS
3 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES
Vinicius Garcia Fight History
|9618||Claudio MattosClaudio Mattos||L||N/A||Brasileiro||82KG||4F||2016|
|10412||Jaime CanutoJaime Canuto||L||Armbar||Sao Paulo Open||82KG||F||2016|
|10438||Sergio BeniniSergio Benini||L||Points||BH Open||82KG||F||2016|
|10439||Otavio Nalati||L||Points||Salvador Open||ABS||4F||2016|
|11363||Rodrigo FajardoRodrigo Fajardo||L||Pts: 2x2, Adv||European Open||88KG||SF||2017|
|12816||Alec BauldingAlec Baulding||L||Pts: 10x2||World Champ.||82KG||R1||2017|
|12971||Celso ViniciusCelso Vinicius||L||Pts: 4x0||SP BJJ Pro||82KG||SF||2017|
|14034||Adam WardzinskiAdam Wardzinski||L||Brabo choke||Madrid NG Open||ABS||F||2017|
|16355||Rafael VasconcelosRafael Vasconcelos||L||Points||Orlando Open||ABS||SF||2018|
|16752||Matt LeightonMatt Leighton||L||Armbar||Atlanta S. Open||88KG||F||2018|
|10432||Matheus Souza||W||Botinha||Brasilia Open||88KG||SF||2016|
|10433||Marcelo Cortelassi||W||Choke||Brasilia Open||88KG||F||2016|
|10434||Otavio Nalati||W||Toe hold||Brasilia Open||ABS||SF||2016|
|10435||Alex Vieira||W||Kimura||Brasilia NG Open||85KG||F||2016|
|10436||Claudio MattosClaudio Mattos||W||Pts: 2x0||BH Open||82KG||4F||2016|
|10437||Elfrankli Souza||W||Points||BH Open||82KG||SF||2016|
|10440||Diego Cabral||W||Toe hold||Salvador NG Open||ABS||F||2016|
|10441||Joao Ferreira||W||Kimura||Salvador NG Open||85KG||F||2016|
|11355||Marcelo Cortelassi||W||Pts: 4x0||European Open||88KG||8F||2017|
|12970||Diego VivaldoDiego Vivaldo||W||Points||SP BJJ Pro||82KG||4F||2017|
|16352||Julian Synan||W||Choke||Orlando Open||88KG||F||2018|
|16750||Gustavo Soares||W||Points||Atlanta S. Open||88KG||SF||2018|
Vinicius Garcia vs Joao Ferreira
Vinicius Garcia vs Alexandre Vieira