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.

Royler Gracie

Royler Gracie was the first great champion in Jiu Jitsu, he set the record at the time for most consecutive World Championship victories and was the most successful Gracie representative of his generation in BJJ, Grappling and MMA.

Wallid Ismail

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.

Roger Gracie

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

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 Silva

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.

Amaury Bitetti

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.

Murilo Santana

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

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.

Felipe Costa

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

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.

Alexandre de Souza

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 “Durinho”

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.

Rousimar Palhares

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.