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Vinicius dos Santos Pereira is a Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt under Cássio Francis who represented Cassão Team in the sport’s international figures during the first few years of his career, a team associated with Gracie Barra. Pereira earned his place as one of BJJ’s rising stars during his brown belt career, a time when Vinicius conquered numerous important titles on the International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation (IBJJF) circuit. In 2021 Vinicius Pereira joined the neighboring Felipe Pena Team (FP Team), another squad associated with GB.

Vinicius Pereira Jiu-Jitsu

Full Name: Vinicius dos Santos Pereira

Nickname: “Vinny” which is short for Vinicius.

Lineage: C. Gracie > H. Gracie > C. Gracie Jr > Vinicius Draculino > Cássio Francis > Vinicius Pereira

Main Achievements:

  • 1st Place Copa Podio FW Grand Prix (2021)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Curitiba Summer Open (2019)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF South American Championship (2022)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF Rio Winter Open (2021)

Main Achievements (Colored Belts):

  • 1st Place CBJJ Brazilian Nationals (2017 brown)
  • 1st Place CBJJE World Championship (2017 brown)
  • 1st Place IBJJF São Paulo BJJ Pro (2018 brown)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Rio Fall Open (2017 purple)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Vitoria Open (2018 brown)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Floripa Fall Open (2018 brown)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Floripa Spring Open (2017 brown)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Floripa Spring NoGi Open (2017 brown)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Belo Horizonte Open (2018 brown)
  • 1st Place UAEJJF Brasilia National Pro (2018 brown)
  • 2nd Place CBJJ Brazilian Nationals (2016 purple)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF Belo Horizonte Open (2016 purple)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF Belo Horizonte Winter Open (2017 brown)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF Belo Horizonte Summer Open (2017 purple)
  • 3rd Place CBJJ Brazilian Nationals (2018 brown)

Favorite Position/Technique: Well Rounded

Weight Division: Peso Leve (76,00 kg / 168.0 lbs)

Team/Association: Gracie Barra (FP Team)

Vinicius Pereira Biography

Vinicius Pereira was born on May 2, 1995, in Belo Horizonte, the capital city of southeastern Brazil’s Minas Gerais state and one of the largest cities in South America.

In a country where the vast majority of children starts their sporting life in football (soccer), Vinicius’ parents chose a different path for their son, and by the time he was 4 years old, Pereira was signed on to jiu-jitsu classes with coach Marcos Antônio of the Scorpions academy.

Dos Santos Pereira remained with coach Marcos until his orange belt, then moving on to the Felix brothers gym, another local academy where he stayed until his purple belt. It was after earning the purple belt rank, that Vinicius started contemplating earning a living from jiu-jitsu and turning into a professional athlete. For that purpose, he then joined Cassão Team, a workgroup led by Cássio Francis, a former star of the local Gracie Barra academy.

Although relatively recent, the Cassão Team soon became one of the strongest academies in the country. A fact we alluded to in our 2018 article “Cassão Team, A Quiet Legion of Killers on the Rise“. It was under Francis’ umbrella that Vinicius became one of the best-known faces of the brown belt division, a status that earned him the rank of black belt by the end of 2018.

Vinicius Pereira Grappling Record

43 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    18 (42%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    6 (14%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    19 (44%)
  • BY DECISION
    0 (0%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

19 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Choke from back
32
6
#86e620
Kneebar
26
5
#5AD3D1
Bow and arrow
11
2
#d1212a
Inside heel hook
5
1
#fad11b
Ezekiel
5
1
#f58822
Submission
5
1
#224aba
Armbar
5
1
#ff9124
RNC
5
1
#bf1f6c
Americana
5
1
19
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
25 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    6 (24%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    2 (8%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    14 (56%)
  • BY DECISION
    3 (12%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

14 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
Choke from back
43
6
#86e620
RNC
14
2
#5AD3D1
Inside heel hook
14
2
#d1212a
Arm in Ezekiel
7
1
#fad11b
Armbar
7
1
#f58822
Straight ankle lock
7
1
#224aba
Loop choke
7
1
14
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Vinicius Pereira Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
18899Lucas LepriLucas LepriLArm in EzekielEuropean Open76KGR22019
19821Ygor RodriguesYgor RodriguesLPointsRio FO76KGSF2019
20284Ygor RodriguesYgor RodriguesLPointsBrasileiro76KG4F2019
24346Darlan CasacaLPts: 3x2Brasilia Pro77KGSF2020
24929Eduardo AvelarEduardo AvelarLReferee DecisionSouth American76KG4F2020
25076Luan CarvalhoLuan CarvalhoLPts: 1x0Guarapari Pro77KGSF2021
25917Ygor RodriguesYgor RodriguesLRNCS. American NG79KG4F2021
25956G. LambertucciG. LambertucciLInside heel hookS. American NGABS4F2021
26799Jonata GomesJonata GomesLChoke from backRio Winter Open76KGF2021
27162Jonata GomesJonata GomesLRNCCopa Podio70KGRR2021
28060Matheus GabrielMatheus GabrielLArmbarBrasileiro76KG4F2021
28411Guthierry BarbosaGuthierry BarbosaLChoke from backCopa Podio76KGRR2021
28414Lucas ProtasioLucas ProtasioLChoke from backCopa Podio76KGRR2021
28509Leo SaggioroLeo SaggioroLPts: 2x2Grand Slam RJ69KG8F2021
31892Ygor RodriguesYgor RodriguesLChoke from backRio Fall Open76KGF2022
32168Vitor OliveiraVitor OliveiraLReferee DecisionBrasileiro76KGR12022
32599Ismael SantosIsmael SantosLPts: 0x0, AdvChicago SPO70KG4F2022
32624Emilio HernandezEmilio HernandezLInside heel hookChicago SPNGO67KGF2022
33248Luis RibasLChoke from backFloripa WO76KGSF2022
33337Luiz SantosLPts: 2x0Rio WO76KGF2022
33605Jadson SantosLReferee DecisionBetim Open76KGF2022
35739Natan ChuengNatan ChuengLChoke from backSouth American76KGF2022
37270Marcelo FaustoMarcelo FaustoLStraight ankle lockEuropean Open76KGR22023
39606Ademir BarretoAdemir BarretoLPts: 4x4, AdvBrasileiro76KG4F2023
41191Leandro RounaudLeandro RounaudLLoop chokeBetim Open76KGF2023
18898Jan BassoWPointsEuropean Open76KGR12019
19298Igor CanedoWChoke from backCuritiba SMO76KGR12019
19299Luciano MacedoWAdvCuritiba SMO76KG4F2019
19300Pedro CastroWChoke from backCuritiba SMO76KGSF2019
19301Daniel NeriWPointsCuritiba SMO76KGF2019
20279Guilherme SantosWChoke from backBrasileiro76KGR22019
20281Arthur DetanicoArthur DetanicoWPts: 2x2, AdvBrasileiro76KGR32019
24347Fernando JuniorWChoke from backBrasilia Pro77KG3RD2020
24924Walter AlamoWBow and arrowSouth American76KGR12020
25074Marlon FerreiraWPts: 1x0Guarapari Pro77KG4F2021
25078Mateus PortoWPts: 1x0Guarapari Pro77KG3RD2021
25950Hygor BritoHygor BritoWPts: 0x0, AdvS. American NGABSR22021
26793Darlan CasacaWKneebarRio Winter Open76KG4F2021
26798Victor NithaelVictor NithaelWPointsRio Winter Open76KGSF2021
26825Fernando ManoWInside heel hookRio Winter NGO79KG4F2021
26826Douglas SaraivaWPts: 2x0Rio Winter NGO79KGF2021
27159Raul BasilioRaul BasilioWPts: 2x0Copa Podio70KGRR2021
27166Daniel JuniorDaniel JuniorWPts: 3x0Copa Podio70KGRR2021
27174Wilhiam MateusD---Copa Podio70KGRR2021
27176Julio ArantesWKneebarCopa Podio70KGSF2021
27179Victor NithaelVictor NithaelWPts: 2x0Copa Podio70KGF2021
28053Marlus SalgadoWKneebarBrasileiro76KGR12021
28405M. SheenanWPts: 7x2Copa Podio76KGRR2021
28410Rafael JapaWEzekielCopa Podio76KGRR2021
28501Iago SantosWPts: 2x0Grand Slam RJ69KGR12021
31231Frank GoncalvesWSubmissionLiga Global82KGF2022
31885Wesley PossamaiWKneebarRio Fall Open76KG8F2022
31887Joao NetoJoao NetoWPts: 2x0Rio Fall Open76KG4F2022
31891Alexandre MolinaroAlexandre MolinaroWChoke from backRio Fall Open76KGSF2022
32622Michael HayWArmbarChicago SPNGO67KGRR2022
33332Braynner IogaWPts: 5x0Rio WO76KG4F2022
33335Leonardo DomingosWPts: 2x2, AdvRio WO76KGSF2022
33602Evandro OliveiraWN/ABetim Open76KG4F2022
33604Mateus GarciaWN/ABetim Open76KGSF2022
35730Luis AthaydeWRNCSouth American76KGR12022
35735Marlus SalgadoWPts: 2x2, AdvSouth American76KG4F2022
35737Wilhiam MatheusWPts: 2x2, AdvSouth American76KGSF2022
37263Joao PedrosaWKneebarEuropean Open76KGR12023
39600Wilhiam MateusWBow and arrowBrasileiro76KG8F2023
41187Gabriel GiovaniWN/ABetim Open76KG4F2023
41189Guilherme SilvaWPts: 2x0Betim Open76KGSF2023
45577Luis EduhardoWAmericanaBrasilia Open76KG4F2023
45580Vitor SotiniWChoke from backBrasilia Open76KGSF2023
45581Leonardo OliveiraWPts: 2x0Brasilia Open76KGF2023

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