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
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.
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.
Hannette Staack one of the most accomplished grapplers in the world and an historical jiu jitsu black belt from Andre “Negao”. A founding members of the Brazil 021 BJJ team, Hannette Staack has won numerous medals in important tournaments such as the world championships (6x) and the ADCC (3x), arguably the world’s toughest submission wrestling tournament.
The Hilo Prodigy, this UFC Champio is one of the best American BJJ Fighter of all time and has awarded his black belt in a record 3 years and 4 months.
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.
One of the best fighters of his generation and founder of the great Brazilian Top Team, one of BJJ’s most recognizable figures and an embassador of the sport
Robson Moura, also known as “Robinho”, is one of the greatest competitors in jiu jitsu’s super featherweight division, a weight class he dominated for years achieving 6 world titles in his career. After retiring (unofficially) from his competitive career, Robson Moura dedicated his full attention to his career as a grappling coach in the United States where he developed his own association RMNU (Robson Moura – Nova Uniao).
One of the best female BJJ competitors in the world, meet Hillary “Duff” Williams, the girl from Arkansas with a vast BJJ curriculum.
Rafael Mendes is a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu black belt world champion under the illustrious coach Ramon Lemos. Considered a BJJ phenom since his late teens, and acclaimed as “the king of the featherweight division” by many BJJ enthusiasts, Rafael was also one of the fighters that brought recognition to 50-50 Guard, a game he used to de-throne the former 5x world champion Rubens Charles. Rafael Mendes is also the brother of another Jiu Jitsu World Champion, Guilherme Mendes.
Rubens Charles, also known as “Cobrinha” – Little Snake – is a 5 time World Jiu Jitsu Champion with the longuest reign in the featherweigh division’s history. This Brazilian competitor from the town of Londrina, is famed for his agressive game inside the matted arena, but he is also an acomplished instructor as he has shown teaching at Team Alliance’s HQ in Atlanta.
Andre Galvao is one of the most accomplished jiu jitsu competitors in the history of the sport, having won important tournaments such as the ADCC, the world championship, the Pan American championship, world cup, world pro championship among many other tournaments. Galvao also had a short spell competing in MMA.
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.
Named Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Fighter of the Year in 2009, Michael Langhi has been taught by Runbens Charles himself, find out more about this amazing BJJ Fighter
One of the Best BJJ Fighters in the world and now an MMA star, meet jacare, from his humble roots to his rise to stardom! Nickname information, greatest wins and alot more.
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.
Alexandre “Xande” Ribeiro is a 6x world Jiu Jitsu champion from the Ribeiro Jiu Jitsu camp. Having been taught by some of the best coaches such as Royler Gracie and Vini Aieta as well as Xande’s own brother, the legendary Saulo Ribeiro. Xande Ribeiro (who is ranked #1 on BJJ Heroes’ Top 10 BJJ Fighters of All Time) also joined MMA in 2008 premiering in Japan’s organization Sengoku.
Vitor Shaolin Ribeiro the MMA fighter and BJJ World Champion His story and life facts as well as videos of fights.
Marcelo Garcia also known as “Marcelinho“, is one of the most loved fighters in the BJJ community. With an entourage of fans throughout the grappling circuit earned by his Jiu Jitsu prowess and his amicable demeanor. Marcelo Garcia is considered by many as one of the All Time Best BJJ Fighters to have ever entered a mat, including by Rubber Guard guru Eddie Bravo, who considered Marcelo to be the BJJ “messiah“, after watching him in action.
In this page, all you want to know about the legendary BJJ fighter Nino Schembri. Facts, fights and achievements and the life story of one of the best fighters to have ever stepped on a mat
Marcio Cruz is a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) Black Belt now fighting Mixed Martial Arts (MMA). He is also and always has been a controversial fighter, but his 6 time world and ADCC champion resume speaks for itself.