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

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GF Team

A list of competitors and figures from the Grapple Fight Team, most comonly known as GF Team. An academy that has brought the world important figures such as Theodoro Canal and Rodolfo Vieira

Italo Lins

Italo Lins is one of the top up and coming Brazilian Jiu Jitsu fighters in the world. Lins is a black belt under GFT Master, Julio Cesar Pereira, being part of a very talented generation of fighters from the Grappling Fight Team camp of which Igor Silva, Rodolfo Vieira and Jake Mackenzie and many others are a part of.

Ricardo Evangelista

Ricardo Evangelista is a top Brazilian Jiu Jitsu black belt under master Julio Cesar from the Grappling Fight Team (GFT) and one of the best super heavyweights in BJJ having won several important tournaments at the top level such as the Brazilian Nationals and the Rio Open.

Jake Mackenzie

Jacob Mackenzie, commonly known as Jake Mackenzie,  is a Canadian-born jiu-jitsu black belt under Roberto “Cyborg” Abreu who became well-known on the international grappling …

Igor Silva

Igor Silva is one of the top players in the heavyweight black belt division. Feared for his dangerous closed guard Igor has won several important titles such as the Mundials (World Championship), the Brazilian Nationals and more recently the Rio Open.

Rodolfo Vieira

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.

Julio Cesar Pereira

Mestre Julio Cesar Pereira is a highly regarded BJJ instructor and a 6 grau black belt (6th dan), a former main men at the famous Gama Filho Jiu Jitsu academy and a founder of the GFTeam (Grapple Fight Team) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Today he is still seen as one of the main figures of Jiu Jitsu in Rio.