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.
World Jiu Jitsu Champions
A list of all World Brazilian Jiu Jitsu champions available on BJJ Heroes with their respective biographies in the black belt divisions since the beginning of the competition in 1996.
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 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.
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.
Bibiano Fernandes is one of the most decorated Jiu Jitsu fighters doing MMA at the moment, a 5 time World Champion and 3 time Pan American with an amazing life story.
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.
Daniel Moraes is a Top BJJ Black Belt from Royler Gracie now fighting out off Relson Gracie. Get to know more about this former World and Pan American Champion.
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.
Fernando Terere is possibly the most charismatic and talented fighters to have ever stepped on a Jiu Jitsu mat. This is an article about his roots and his rise in BJJ as well as his fall to drug addiction.
The head coach of the Ryan Gracie Team in Sao Paulo, Celsinho is one of the best lightweights in the world and has become one of the best coaches around in a short amount of time. Get to know more about this Roberto Correa Black Belt
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.
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.
One of the best lightweight fighters to have ever competed in Jiu Jitsu, this Rio de Janeiro Native has collected tittles in both the World BJJ stage and at Submission Wrestling top tournaments, here you will find details about his background and his rise to glory.
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.
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.
Robert Drysdale is a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu world champion and ADCC open weight division champion of American origin, who also became an MMA fighter, reaching the sports main organization, the UFC.
Lucas Lepri a World Champion Jiu Jitsu fighter from Alliance Team, with titles in both Kimono and No-Gi Competitions with equal success.
He is one of the best Jiu Jitsu coaches in the World, head instructor at Fight Zone BJJ Academy in Copacabana Rio de Janeiro (Head Quarters of Checkmat)
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.
Romulo Barral is a Jiu Jitsu fighter, a black belt under Vinicius “Draculino” with an extensive resume in BJJ. A World and Pan American Champion