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William Tackett is a professional jiu-jitsu athlete who specializes in the no-gi style of grappling. A black belt under Rodrigo Cabral (Brucutu) and a representative of the Brazilian Fight Factory in Austin, TX, Tackett first made waves in the sport while competing in the adult division as a minor, a time when he shocked many in this sport by beating and submitting several top tier black belts. William would continue to prove his worth and his reputation as one of America’s most talented athletes with outstanding performances on the professional circuit, while still holding colored belt status. These performances led BJJ Heroes to acknowledge and highlight the talented (adopted) Texan in our profile listings, Tackett being only the 3rd brown belt feature on our site in over a decade.

William Tackett Jiu-Jitsu

Full Name: William Tackett

Nickname: N/A

Lineage: Carlos GracieHelio GracieRolls GracieRomero Cavalcanti > Leo Vieira >Rodrigo Cabral > William Tackett

Main Achievements:

  • 1st Place Jitz King Grand Prix 165 lbs (2019)
  • 1st Place Grappling Idiots Invitational (2019)
  • 1st Place Midwest Finishers Only (2019)
  • 2nd Place SUBVERSIV Tournament (2020)
  • 2nd Place Jitz King Grand Prix 185 lbs (2020)

Main Achievements (Amateur):

  • F2W 185 lbs Brown Belt Champion (2020)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Pan Championship (2017 blue)
  • 1st Place IBJJF World Championship NOGI (2018 blue)
  • 1st Place IBJJF World Championship NOGI Juvenile (2017** / 2018)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF World Championship NOGI Juvenile (2018*)
  • 2nd Place ADCC West Coast Trials (2019)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF World Championship (2017 / 2018 blue)

* Absolute
** Weight and Absolute

Favorite Position/Technique: Scramble-jitsu

Weight Division: 84,00 kg / 185.00 lbs

Team/Association: Brazilian Fight Factory

William Tackett Biography

William Tackett was born on May 14, 2001, in Orange County – California, United States of America, moving to Austin, Texas, with his family when he was 4-years-old.

The first sport Tackett played competitively was football (soccer), which he played for one year, prior to finding BJJ. When William was 8 years old, a jiu-jitsu club opened near the Tackett family residence. William’s father, a big fan of martial arts movies, had developed into an interest in combat sports, a curiosity that propelled him to sign himself up for classes at this new academy – Team Rabadi – an affiliate of the Ribeiro Jiu-Jitsu Association, adding his sons, William and Andrew Tackett to the club as well.

In 2017, seeking a more competition-driven environment, William discovered Rodrigo Cabral‘s Brazilian Fight Factory. Cabral was a very experienced athlete himself, who was building a solid team in Austin. Tackett joined the team together with his two brothers, all of whom fit right in, producing immediate results on the mats.

Arriving as a blue belt, William blossomed as a competitor, earning his purple and brown belts from Mr. Cabral, while beating some of the sport’s top adult athletes while grappling as a minor – a habit Tackett maintained once he hit adulthood in 2019. On March 27, 2021, Tackett was promoted to black belt by coach Rodrigo.

NOTE REGARDING WILLIAM TACKETT’S RECORD

Traditionally BJJ Heroes has only accounted for black belt records as they signify an athlete’s entry into our sport’s elite ranks. Tackett, however, is a special case as he’s been competing in the pro-grappling circuit since his teenage years, beating some of the sport’s most significant athletes. This left BJJ Heroes with a delicate predicament of defining when to start accounting for the young prodigy’s match records, as these wins should be noted for the importance they had on Tackett’s career.

To capture William’s full progress in our sport, we have decided to include his matches in the pro circuit, after his 18th birthday. Readers should keep in mind he was still a brown and purple belt throughout his 2019 and 2020 campaigns.

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William Tackett Grappling Record

45 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    8 (18%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    0 (0%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    33 (73%)
  • BY DECISION
    2 (4%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY EBI/OT
    2 (4%)

33 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
RNC
27
9
#86e620
Inside heel hook
15
5
#5AD3D1
Outside heel hook
15
5
#d1212a
Calf slicer
12
4
#fad11b
Kneebar
6
2
#f58822
Toe hold
6
2
#224aba
Katagatame
6
2
#ff9124
Triangle armlock
3
1
#bf1f6c
Yoko sankaku
3
1
#22c9a5
Reverse triangle
3
1
#fad223
Armbar
3
1
33
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
13 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    4 (31%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    0 (0%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    1 (8%)
  • BY DECISION
    6 (46%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY EBI/OT
    1 (8%)

1 SUBMISSION LOSSES

#214eb8
Straight ankle lock
100
1
1
(100%) SUBMISSION

William Tackett Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
22511Tex JohnsonTex JohnsonLEBI/OTBJJ FanaticsABS4F2019
23723Pedro MarinhoPedro MarinhoLPoints3CG Kumite88KG4F2020
23744Roberto JimenezRoberto JimenezLPts: 3x0Jitz King84KG4F2020
24302Lucas BarbosaLucas BarbosaLReferee DecisionSubversiv 4ABSF2020
25548Victor HugoVictor HugoLPoints3CG 6 AbsoluteABS4F2021
25912Vagner RochaVagner RochaLReferee DecisionF2W 17184KGSPF2021
25928Tye RuotoloTye RuotoloLReferee DecisionWNO 883KGSPF2021
26884Lucas BarbosaLucas BarbosaLPts: 33x0Road to ADCC88KGSPF2021
27043Leandro LoLeandro LoLInjuryBJJ Bet88KGSF2021
27865Mica GalvaoMica GalvaoLReferee DecisionWNO Champ.84KG4F2021
27885Jacob CouchLReferee DecisionWNO Champ.84KG3RD2021
28828Kade RuotoloKade RuotoloLReferee DecisionADCC EC Trials77KGF2021
34902Mateusz SzczecinskiLStraight ankle lockADCC77KGR12022
20969E. HernandezWArmbarJitz King75KGR12019
20974Enrico CoccoEnrico CoccoWOutside heel hookJitz King75KG4F2019
20975Werther MarcialesWRNCJitz King75KGSF2019
20976Mauricio GomezWPts: 12x0Jitz King75KGF2019
21302Mike DewittWOutside heel hookMDW Finishers77KGR12019
21304Michael CarpenterWCalf slicerMDW Finishers77KG4F2019
21305P.O. LeclarcWEBI/OTMDW Finishers77KGSF2019
21306A. SanchezWKneebarMDW Finishers77KGF2019
21379Nick RonanWPts: 9x0Kasai Pro 6N/ASPF2019
22497Harry GretchWCalf slicerBJJ FanaticsABSR12019
22505Nick FioreWEBI/OTBJJ FanaticsABSR22019
22516Tom CellamareWRNCGrappling IdiotsABS4F2019
22517Felipe CesarFelipe CesarWRNCGrappling IdiotsABSSF2019
22518Athos MirandaWRNCGrappling IdiotsABSF2019
22913Piter TaubeWToe holdTMS ProABSRR2019
22914Saar ShemeshWCalf SlicerTMS ProABSRR2019
22915Nimrod RyderWRNCTMS ProABSRR2019
22916Alan SurmuntWToe holdTMS ProABSRR2019
22917Omer EmanoelyWKneebarTMS ProABSRR2019
23736Jay Jay WilsonWPointsJitz King84KGR12020
23814Aaron HarrisWKatagatameSub Spectrum84KGSF2020
23815Andrew WiltseAndrew WiltseWInside heel hookSub Spectrum84KGF2020
24053Jason RauJason RauWTriangle armlockWNO 485KGSPF2020
24058Gabriel CheccoWRNCSUG 18N/ASPF2020
24272N/AWOutside heel hookSubversiv 4ABSR12020
24286Tex JohnsonTex JohnsonWKatagatameSubversiv 4ABS4F2020
24295G. MioneWRNCSubversiv 4ABSSF2020
24960Fellipe AndrewFellipe AndrewWInside heel hookThird CoastABSSPF2020
24999John CombsJohn CombsWReferee DecisionF2W 16084KGSPF2021
25225Manuel RibamarManuel RibamarWOutside heel hookF2W 16684KGSPF2021
27039Rousimar PalharesRousimar PalharesWPts: 9x0BJJ Bet88KG4F2021
27884Dante LeonDante LeonWCalf slicerWNO Champ.84KGRPC2021
28784H. WhyteWInside heel hookADCC EC Trials77KGR22021
28797D. BraithwaiteWInside heel hookADCC EC Trials77KGR32021
28810Kirk BrenemanWInside heel hookADCC EC Trials77KGR42021
28821JZ CavalcanteWPts: 10x0ADCC EC Trials77KGR52021
28825Pierre LeclercWPts: 5x0ADCC EC Trials77KG4F2021
28827Kody SteeleKody SteeleWReferee DecisionADCC EC Trials77KGSF2021
31332Forest FraijoWYoko sankakuADCC WC Trials77KGR22022
31350Michael ZindlerWOutside heel hookADCC WC Trials77KGR32022
31360Bobby WintherWRNCADCC WC Trials77KGR42022
31372Nick RonanWRNCADCC WC Trials77KG8F2022
31379Jonathan SatavaJonathan SatavaWReverse triangleADCC WC Trials77KG4F2022
31384Chris WojcikWPts: 4x0ADCC WC Trials77KGSF2022
31385Andy VarelaAndy VarelaWPts: 4x2ADCC WC Trials77KGF2022
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