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Jiu Jitsu Medium Heavy Weight Division

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu’s Medium Heavy Weight Division (the peso meio pesado). This is a comprehensive list of this weight division’s most recognizable fighters.

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.

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.

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.

Braulio Estima

Braulio Estima is one of the best jiu jitsu fighters around. A multi time World Champion and an ADCC Open Weight Gold Medallist, there are not many fighters out there with a better resume then this gentleman from Recife.

Sergio Moraes

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.

Fernando Pontes “Margarida”

Fernando Pontes, mostly known as Margarida by the Jiu Jitsu community, is a former World BJJ Champion in both his weight category and the open weight division. His entertaining and aggressive style made him one of the most venerated grapplers in the early 2000s as well as his irreverence in and out of the mats.