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.

Adam Ferrara is a Brazilian jiu jitsu black belt under AJ Sousa, being also one of the top representatives of the GF Team academy in the United States of America.

Donald Achnick, often referenced as Donny Achnick is a Brazilian jiu jitsu black belt under Lloyd Irvin, being also one of Team Lloyd Irvin’s (TLI) most important figures as a result of his work with the kids program of the well known academy.

Emma Xiong is a BJJ world champion and the first female grappler from China to be awarded a black belt in Brazilian jiu jitsu, a rank she received from the hands of the legendary Letícia Ribeiro.

Dante Leon is a Canadian black belt in Brazilian jiu jitsu, a rank awarded by Vitor Oliveira and Júlio César Pereira of GF Team. Dante is a world champion and pan american champion in the IBJJF circuit.

Matheus Costa is a Brazilian jiu jitsu black belt under Guto Vicente, and a representative of GF Team in Brazil and internationally. Costa is one of the top competitors in the lightweight division.

Tommy Langaker is a Brazilian jiu jitsu black belt from Norway who earned his rank directly from José Carlos of Kimura – Nova Uniao, having also worked extensively with the Mendes Brothers.

Rudson Mateus is a Brazilian jiu jitsu black belt under Caio Terra, being also one of the top representatives inside the CTA team. This reputation was earned during Mateus’ lower belt campaigns – particularly his 2017 brown belt season.

Vincent Nguyen is a French black belt in jiu jitsu, a rank achieved while training with the Mendes Brothers at AOJ in California. One of the top competitors of his generation in Europe having represented Atos and more recently GF Team.

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.

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