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.
2010s Jiu Jitsu
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Bernardo Faria is a World Jiu Jitsu champion from the Alliance Jiu Jitsu academywho holds an extensive competitive resume with titles at the world’ top tournaments such as the European Open, Pan American and Brazilian Champion. Bernardo Faria is a black belt under Ricardo Marques who moved to the Alliance team in 2009.
Guilherme Mendes is a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu black belt under Ramon Lemos from the famous Atos Team and one of the best featherweights in the world. Get to know this Rio Claro wiz kid.
Claudio Calasans is a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Judo black belt, who fights for the Atos Team. He was won 2 World Championships in the Black Belt Division, but what brought him fame in the BJJ Community was his win at the World Pro Cup in Abu Dhabi in 2010.
Another fantastic Black Belt from the Checkmat Academy, this Rio de Janeiro native has been training BJJ for the most part of his life. Starting off with Murilo Bustamante and training today under Coach extraordinaire, Ricardo Vieira.
Abmar Barbosa is a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu fighter who shocked the BJJ community in the 2010 Pan Ams by totally dominating heavy favourite Kron Gracie.
Braga Neto is a Brazilian World Champion and a Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) Fighter, He was graduated Black Belt by the legendary BJJ instructor Roberto Correa.
Lucas Lepri a World Champion Jiu Jitsu fighter from Alliance Team, with titles in both Kimono and No-Gi Competitions with equal success.
One of the main Heavyweights to have ever come out of the Nova Uniao camp, Ricardo “Demente” has had a hard and strenuous path to success, after spending 3 years out of Jiu Jitsu due to lack of sponsorship, he returned in 2009 with great wins over some of BJJ’s very best. After helping several professional MMA fighters with their ground game Ricardo Abreu decided to try his luck at MMA also.
Bruno Malfacine is a former Gama Filho Brazilian Jiu Jitsu fighter, now fighting from Alliance. A 6x World Champion in the black belt division with an amazing Jiu Jitsu style
Ary Farias is one of the hotest prospects in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, a former student of Ronaldo Jacare and Ricardinho Vieira, now fighting for Atos Team.
Named as the “Jiu Jitsu Fighter of the Year” in 2011 by the majority of the specialized media, Rodolfo Vieira is considered by most as the number 1 grappler in the world. A World Champion (weight and absolute) and a Pan American Champion (also in his weight class as well as the absolute division), Rodolfo Vieira fights out of the GFTeam camp and he is a black belt under Master Julio Cesar Pereira. Inside this article you can have a look at an up to date grappling record, videos of the prodigy competing in a Rodolfo Vieira Wiki style format.
Roberto Abreu AKA “Cyborg” is a Brazilian born Jiu Jitsu fighter and instructor from the Nova Geracao Team, now residing in the US. Since moving to the US, Cyborg has been blowing people’s minds with his unique and revolutionary Jiu Jitsu style. His trademark position, the Tornado Guard, made famous in many fights and is one of the most coveted positions in BJJ.
A BJJ fighter, Competing under Rodrigo Medeiros, Rafael Dallinha is an excellent coach and a avid competitor in the USA West Coast