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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

Nickname: n/a

Lineage: Mitsuyo Maeda > Carlos Gracie > Crezio Chaves > Rodrigo Castro > Vinicius Garcia

Main Achievements:

  • 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

25 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    15 (60%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    1 (4%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    9 (36%)
  • BY DECISION
    0 (0%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

9 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Choke
22
2
#86e620
Toe hold
22
2
#5AD3D1
Kimura
22
2
#d1212a
Canto choke
22
2
#fad11b
Botinha
11
1
9
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
27 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    12 (44%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    3 (11%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    12 (44%)
  • BY DECISION
    0 (0%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

12 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
Armbar
33
4
#86e620
Straight ankle lock
17
2
#5AD3D1
Brabo choke
8
1
#d1212a
Kneebar
8
1
#fad11b
Cross choke
8
1
#f58822
Botinha
8
1
#224aba
Kimura
8
1
#ff9124
Guillotine
8
1
12
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Vinicius Garcia Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
9736Claudio MattosClaudio MattosLN/ABrasileiro82KG4F2016
10545Jaime CanutoJaime CanutoLArmbarSao Paulo Open82KGF2016
10575Sergio BeniniSergio BeniniLPointsBH Open82KGF2016
10578Otavio NalatiLPointsSalvador OpenABS4F2016
11559Rodrigo FajardoRodrigo FajardoLPts: 2x2, AdvEuropean Open88KGSF2017
13074Alec BauldingAlec BauldingLPts: 10x2World Champ.82KGR12017
13231Celso ViniciusCelso ViniciusLPts: 4x0SP BJJ Pro82KGSF2017
14352Adam WardzinskiAdam WardzinskiLBrabo chokeMadrid NG OpenABSF2017
14441Matheus GodoyMatheus GodoyLKneebarBrasilia Open94KGF2017
16930Rafael VasconcelosRafael VasconcelosLPointsOrlando OpenABSSF2018
17396Matt LeightonMatt LeightonLArmbarAtlanta Summer O.88KGF2018
18996Nathan SantosLPointsAtlanta W. Open88KGSF2019
19404Alexandre JesusAlexandre JesusLCross chokePan American82KGR12019
20166Diogo SampaioDiogo SampaioLPointsDallas Spring Open88KGSF2019
20429Esdras MendesLBotinhaWorld Champ.88KGR12019
20703Hunter EwaldHunter EwaldLPts: 8x8, AdvAmerican Nats88KGSF2019
20714John HansenLPts: 5x4American NatsABSSF2019
20925Jake WatsonJake WatsonLStraight ankle lockAustin SMO88KGSF2019
20934Jake WatsonJake WatsonLKimuraAustin SMOABSF2019
20937Jake WatsonJake WatsonLArmbarAustin SMNGO85KGF2019
21280Pedro RochaPedro RochaLPts: 2x0Dallas SMO88KGF2019
21285Igor PaivaIgor PaivaLPointsDallas SMOABS4F2019
21289Pedro RochaPedro RochaLGuillotineDallas SNGO85KGF2019
21701Lucas RochaLucas RochaLArmbarAtlanta SM OpenABSSF2019
21913Mathias LunaMathias LunaLPointsHouston FO88KGSF2019
21916Mathias LunaMathias LunaLAdvHouston FOABS4F2019
22903Lucas ValenteLucas ValenteLStraight ankle lockNew Orleans Open88KGF2020
9732Rodrigo ReisWAdvBrasileiro82KG8F2016
10569Matheus SouzaWBotinhaBrasilia Open88KGSF2016
10570Marcelo CortelassiWChokeBrasilia Open88KGF2016
10571Otavio NalatiWToe holdBrasilia OpenABSSF2016
10572Alex VieiraWKimuraBrasilia NG Open85KGF2016
10573Claudio MattosClaudio MattosWPts: 2x0BH Open82KG4F2016
10574Elfrankli SouzaWPointsBH Open82KGSF2016
10580Diego CabralWToe holdSalvador NG OpenABSF2016
10581Joao FerreiraWKimuraSalvador NG Open85KGF2016
11551Marcelo CortelassiWPts: 4x0European Open88KG8F2017
13230Diego VivaldoDiego VivaldoWPointsSP BJJ Pro82KG4F2017
14440Juan MarcelWPts: xyesBrasilia Open94KGSF2017
16927Julian SynanWChokeOrlando Open88KGF2018
17394Gustavo SoaresWPointsAtlanta Summer O.88KGSF2018
17940Gustavo SoaresWN/ACharlotte Open88KGF2018
18261Philip RabyWN/ANashville Fall Open88KGF2018
18263Ricardo SampaioWN/ANashville Fall OpenABSSF2018
18264Pedro PalharesWN/ANashville Fall OpenABSF2018
20702Stanley RosaWPointsAmerican Nats88KG4F2019
20712Juan CleberWCanto chokeAmerican NatsABS4F2019
20929Jean CartagenaWN/AAustin SMOABS4F2019
20933Andre ReisWN/AAustin SMOABSSF2019
21700Cody HellerWN/AAtlanta SM OpenABS4F2019
22902Daniel OlivierWCanto chokeNew Orleans Open88KGSF2020
22909Joshua MurdockWPointsNew Orleans OpenABSSF2020

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Vinicius Garcia vs Alexandre Vieira

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