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.
European Open BJJ Champions
Find out more about the European Open – Brazilian Jiu Jitsu – champions available on BJJ Heroes with their respective biographies in the black belt divisions.
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.
Carlos Portugues Vieira has been one of the top BJJ competitors and instructors in the World, wining the Pan Ams, Europeans and Brazilian Nationals
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.
Fabio Gurgel is regarded as one of the top coaches in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. The head instructor and leader of Team Alliance at the Sao Paulo head quarters, Fabio Gurgel was also one of the best jiu jitsu competitors of his generation with many important titles to his name, such as World Champion, Brazilian National champion and European Open champion. In 2010 Fabio Gurgel put his name in the BJJ record book when he competed and won the European Open, one of the top events in the jiu jitsu calender, at the age of 40, just a few months after he celebrated his 20th year as a jiu jitsu black belt.
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.
Anderson Pereira, a Brazilian Top Team Black Belt and head instructor of BTT BJJ headquarters on Geneve, Switzerland.
A member of the reality show, The Ultimate Fighter – Brazil (2012),Sergio Moraes is an accomplished MMA fighter and BJJ black belt with 4 world jiu jitsu titles to his name. He was revealed to jiu jitsu’s main stream at the 2008 World Championships after his submission victory over fan favourite Kron Gracie, he would later win that same tournament. Serginho Moraes has since then cemented his name as one of the great Jiu Jitsu fighters of his generation with several other important titles in the Jiu Jitsu competitive circuit.
The 2010 European Open Weight BJJ Champion and 2008 South American Champion got his black belt from Walter Matos in 2004, he has won inumerous Comps, this is his story.