Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Team History, Fighter Stats, Biographies and News

BJJ Fighter Database

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Fighter Wiki, All their history from their favorite techniques to the meaning behind their Portuguese nicknames as well as fight videos and techniques. Learn more about your favorite Jiu Jitsu figures on this section.

Nathan Mendelsohn is a Brazilian jiu jitsu black belt under Cláudio França and a representative of the Coalition 95 BJJ team, but also linked to other well known academies such as Soul Fighters and GF Team.

Pablo Mantovani is a Brazilian jiu jitsu black belt under Guilherme and Guto Campos, and a representative of the Atos Jiu Jitsu Academy who also worked extensively with coach André Galvão.

Hiago Gama is a Brazilian jiu jitsu black belt under Alexandre (Gigi) Paiva, and member of the Alliance academy for whom Hiago conquered numerous titles, while competing in the rooster weight class of the sport.

Danilo Cherman is a Brazilian jiu jitsu black belt under André Pederneiras of Nova União (NU) and a pioneer for the team in the field of mixed martial arts (MMA), having fought in historic promotions such as Shooto (Japan), Fury FC (Brazil) and Cage Rage (UK).

Danielle Alvarez is a Brazilian jiu jitsu black belt under Danny Alvarez (her father), having also worked extensively with Letícia Ribeiro. A member of team LEAD BJJ, Danielle is widely regarded as one of the top competitors of her generation.

Livia Gluchowska (also Liwia Gluchowska) is a Polish-Australian grappler, and a black belt in Brazilian jiu jitsu under Lachlan Giles and Thiago Stefanutti.

Cosmo Dias is a jiu jitsu coral belt (7th degree) and one of the most charismatic figures in this sport/martial art. Dias started competing during his late teens and continued being an avid competitor well into his 50’s. Challenging himself in a number of sports, while being a strong advocate for the Krishna mantra, a doctrine based on non-violence.

Jose Carlos is a Brazilian jiu jitsu black belt under Master Julio César, as well as a former student of Juarez Soares (DDR) and a member of the GF Team.

Claudia Doval is a Brazilian jiu jitsu black belt under Ricardo De La Riva, being one of the top representatives of the DLR Association in the sport’s international circuit.

Nick Schrock is one of the top BJJ competitors of his generation, a reputation earned in the lower belt divisions of this sport/martial art, where he conquered important titles such as IBJJF World champion and Pan American Champion.

Milton Bastos is a jiu jitsu black belt under Ricardo Miller and a former freestyle wrestler, a sport he competed in extensively in his native country of Brazil. During 2009 Bastos moved to the United States where he started more avidly pursuing a career in jiu jitsu, conquering important titles such as IBJJF World Championship.

Nicholas Calvanese is a jiu jitsu black belt under Jared Weiner and a competitor for the BJJ United Team in the sport’s international circuit. A former wrestling stand-out, Calvanese made a name in jiu jitsu through his victories in important tournaments such as the IBJJF New York Spring Open, World and Pan American No-Gi Championships.

Monique Ricardo is a Brazilian jiu jitsu black belt under Eddie Ricardo, as well as a pro bikini athlete and International Federation of Bodybuilding (IFBB) competitor. In the sport of jiu jitsu Ricardo conquered several important titles, particularly in the International Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Federation (IBJJF) circuit, such as World No-Gi, European Open No-Gi

Fabrício Camões is a Brazilian jiu jitsu black belt under Royler Gracie and a member of the Gracie Humaitá team. co-founder to the Gracie South Bay academy in San Diego – California and a former professional MMA fighter, having competed in important promotions such as the UFC.

Gilson Nunes, commonly known as “Nenem”, is a Brazilian jiu jitsu black belt under Ronaldo “Raspinha” Cruz and Paulo Ivano, being also one of the top featherweight athletes of his generation.

Tiago Rocha is a Brazilian jiu jitsu black belt under Fábio Gurgel, and a former student of Elan Santiago. Rocha is also accomplished as an athlete and instructor, having produced important competitors such as Fernando Reis, Renata Marinho, João Paulo Ferreira and a few others from his Minas Gerais (Uberlândia) based academy.

Fernando Yamasaki is a jiu jitsu black belt under Marcelo Behring, as well as a judo black belt and former freestyle/greco roman wrestler with Brazilian National Squad competitive pedigree. Yamasaki is also known for having earned his black belt on two separate occasions, after his instructor demoted him to brown belt.

Philippe Balmant, often referenced as “Philzinho” is a Brazilian jiu jitsu black belt under Marcelo Garcia and a well known instructor at Alliance Jiu Jitsu New York (MGA). As an instructor Philippe Balmant is often praised for his half guard game and his approach to the the sport, particularly in regards to longevity training methodology.

Diego Ramalho, often referenced as Diego “Sem Noção” is a Brazilian jiu jitsu black belt under José Olímpio (also known as Zé Radiola), being also a big reference inside the ZR Team.

Christian Uflacker is a jiu jitsu black belt under Carlos Gracie Junior as well as one of the main representatives of the Gracie Barra academy in the 2000’s era. Xaropinho is also an accomplished grappling coach, directing his students from his Chicago (IL) based gym the Uflacker Academy.

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