One of the best female fighters today, Luanna Alzeguir has collected Gold medals throughout these last few years. Get to know more about this phenomenal fighter from Alliance.
A charismatic fighter from Carlson Gracie’s academy, this die hard amazonian is one of jiu jitsu’s main figures in the 1990’s. Here is a piece of his legacy, some of the stories that made BJJ 1990’s era.
One of the most accomplished jiu jitsu competitors in the world, Roger Gracie has won over 10 BJJ world jiu jitsu championship medals, including 3 golds in the open weight division, a deed never done before. Roger Gracie has other titles such as the ADCC championships, European Open and Pan American Championship, as well as a career in Mixed Martial Arts – MMA.
Marco Barbosa, kindly nicknamed “Barbosinha” or “Barba” by the fans and friends in the Jiu Jitsu community, is a Judo and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu black belt who is regarded as one of the best instructors in BJJ. His academy in Sao Paulo, Barbosa Jiu Jitsu, is a top of the line grappling, Jiu Jitsu & MMA facility from where Marco Barbosa has produced several high level competitors.
Claudio Henrique, also known as “Mineiro” or “Banheira” is another fantastic black belt under Ricardo Vieira, an European and South American Champion with a fantastic future ahead of him.
Possibly the greatest Jiu Jitsu fighter on the 90´s era, Amaury was the very first fighter to have won the Absolute (open weight) division on two occasions and was one of the greatest fighters to have ever come out of Carlson Gracie’s Camp.
A ADCC Brazilian trials winner and a Brazilian National Champion in Jiu Jitsu, this Mario Yamasaki black belt is easily one of the top fighters in the middleweight division. Get to know more about this Sao Paulo native.
Saulo Ribeiro is a 5x Brazilian jiu jitsu World Champion and one of the greatest BJJ fighters to have ever competed in the sport. A black belt in both judo and Brazilian jiu jitsu, Saulo Ribeiro has won the ADCC (the most important submission wrestling tournament in the World) on two occasions forming together with his younger brother Alexandre Ribeiro one of the most accomplished families in the sport.
The porwerful Alliance fighter has been on almost every podium he has competed in since 2006, the Sao Paulo native is famous for both his strength and his tactical expertise.
Alexandre Ceconi is one of the most exciting fighters in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu at the moment, this fantastic black belt from Santa Catarina has a great future in front of him.
Bibiano Fernandes is one of the most decorated Jiu Jitsu fighters doing MMA at the moment, a 5 time World Champion and 3 time Pan American with an amazing life story.
Felipe Costa is a BJJ World Champion and one of the top roosterweights in Jiu Jitsu, he became a sensation in the Jiu Jitsu realm after achieving his first gold medal at the World Championships, Felipe had never won a medal at a major competition before that date, which made him the first competitor ever to win the most coveted of medals at the black belt division without having previously established a name for himself.
Rafael dos Anjos is a fantastic MMA fighter with an amazing record fighting for the UFC. He is also a great Black Belt from the Gracie Barra team. Get to know more about this great lightweight fighter, from how he started in BJJ to his climb through the MMA ranks.
Daniel Moraes is a Top BJJ Black Belt from Royler Gracie now fighting out off Relson Gracie. Get to know more about this former World and Pan American Champion.
Alexandre de Souza aka “Pop” is one of the top competitors in Jiu Jitsu today. Being awarded his black belt by Crolin Gracie in 2004, he is an instructor and avid competitor always under his masters Floripa banner.
Gilbert Burns, also known in the Jiu Jitsu community as “Durinho” is one of the Top BJJ lightweights in the World having won some of the most prestigious tournaments in the world. The Atos Team standout came to the limelight of Jiu Jitsu in 2009 after he reached the final of the Mundials, but his great moment came in June 2011 wen he defeated favorite Kron Gracie for the World BJJ title.
Claudio Mattos is a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Black Belt from Belo Horizonte, a student of Vinicius Magalhaes at Gracie Barra Belo Horizonte, Claudio is one of the toughest Lightweights in the World.
Fernando Terere is possibly the most charismatic and talented fighters to have ever stepped on a Jiu Jitsu mat. This is an article about his roots and his rise in BJJ as well as his fall to drug addiction.
Toquinho is a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Black Belt under Murilo Bustamante. He fights out of the Brazilian Top Team camp in Rio de Janeiro, and his life story is an example of perseverance and self belief.
The head coach of the Ryan Gracie Team in Sao Paulo, Celsinho is one of the best lightweights in the world and has become one of the best coaches around in a short amount of time. Get to know more about this Roberto Correa Black Belt