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

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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.

Denys Darzi

Denys Darzi is a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu black belt 5º Degree under BJJ legend Francisco Mansor from Rio de Janeiro. Competitor since the “Golden Era of BJJ” (the 1980’s), Denys had the chance to enter some of BJJ’s most celebrated tournaments like the Copa Company, Lightning Bolt Cup and Vansport Cup.

Royce Gracie

Royce Gracie is a legendary Jiu Jitsu and MMA (Mixed Martial Arts) fighter. Being the son Helio Gracie – one of the fathers of BJJ – Royce held the Gracie family torch high while helping to built the sport of MMA and bringing awareness to Brazilian Jiu Jitsu through his famous victories in the early UFC’s. In 2003 Royce Gracie was also inducted in UFC hall of fame.

Marcelo Behring

A fantastic fighter and person who was/is regarded as one of the best Jiu Jitsu fighters to have ever fought. His fights with Cassio Cardoso will forever be remembered as will his tragic death.

Vinny Magalhães

A TUF season finalist Vinicius Magalhaes (aka Pezao) is one of the most exciting grapplers in MMA today, with a very aggressive submission based game which he used to win some of the most prestigious grappling competitions in the World.

Vinicius Aieta

One of BJJ’s top instructors, the Brazilian has had a tremendous impact in some of BJJ’s elite fighters, World Champions like Leticia Ribeiro, Alexandre Ribeiro, Vinny Magalhaes amongst many others.

Alexandre “Soca” Freitas

An amazing grappler “Soca” has conquered numerous BJJ and submission wrestling competitions including the prestigious ADCC tournament (considered to be the elite grappling trophy), the Pan American BJJ Championship and the “Brasileiro”.

Jorge Patino “Macaco”

One of the most controversial fighters in Jiu Jitsu due to his bitter rivalries with former team mate Roberto Godoi and BJJ’s enfant terrible Ryan Gracie, “Macaco” was also one of the first BJJ fighters from Sao Paulo to transition successfully from Grappling to MMA (Mixed Martial Arts).

Daniel Azevedo

Daniel Azevedo is one of the top jiu jitsu fighters in the Super Pesado weight division. This Cia Paulista fighter is a black belt under Carlos Portugues Vieira and has been challenging the podium for major competitions since 2007.

John Will

John Will is one of Australia’s most prestigious Jiu Jitsu blacks. Being part of the famous “Dirty Dozen” – the first 12 non Brazilians to receive a black belt in BJJ.

Muzio de Angelis

A respected Jiu Jitsu black belt and arguably the best referee in the Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Federation (CBJJ/IBJJ). Muzio is also one of the leaders of the Brasa team and a very successful instructor with over 30 black belts under his guidance

Fernando “Pinduka”

An incredible figure in jiu jitsu’s history, master Pinduka was one of the first big stars to have come out of Carlson Gracie’s gym. He was also the original coach of the Gama Filho team and a major figure in Copacabana in the 1980s.