Marcelo Garcia (grappler)

Marcelo Garcia (born January 17, 1983) is a Brazilian grappler and jiu-jitsu competitor who was widely considered to be one of the best grapplers and arguably the best pound for pound submission grappler in the world.[1] Garcia is a black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu under Fabio Gurgel of Team Alliance.

Marcelo Garcia
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Garcia at BJJ Worlds 2011, Long Beach, CA
Born (1983-01-17) January 17, 1983 (age 37)
Formiga, Minas Gerais, Brazil
ResidenceNew York City, New York
NationalityBrazilian
TeamAlliance Jiu Jitsu
Rank     4th degree black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Under Fabio Gurgel
Websitehttps://www.mginaction.com/
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

BiographyEdit

Garcia has five world championship titles in Brazilian jiu-jitsu as a black belt in the middle-weight category.[2] He has many submission grappling titles, including the prestigious ADCC Submission Wrestling World Championship. At ADCC, Marcelo has won the 66–76 kg division four times (2003/2005/2007/2011),[3][4][5] been awarded the most technical fighter twice (2003 and 2007) and won the best fight award in 2005. In 2005, he finished in third place in the absolute (open weight) division and in 2007 finished second in the absolute division.[6][7] In ADCC 2009, Marcelo finished second in his weight division, losing by points to Pablo Popovitch, whom he had defeated in the two previous finals.

At K-1 HERO'S Korea 2007, Marcelo made his MMA debut. He lost his against Dae Won Kim twenty seconds into the second round by doctor's stoppage, due to a cut above his eye. He never took another MMA match.

In September 2008, Marcelo opened up a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu school in Pembroke Pines, a city in South Florida located between Miami and Fort Lauderdale. In September 2009, Marcelo opened an academy in Manhattan, New York City, which has become one of the most well-known BJJ schools in the world. Videos of Marcelo rolling with visiting famous grapplers from around the world are periodically released.

Instructor LineageEdit

Mitsuyo "Count Koma" MaedaCarlos Gracie Sr.Helio GracieRolls GracieRomero "Jacare" CavalcantiFabio Gurgel → Marcelo Garcia

Championships and accomplishmentsEdit

GrapplingEdit

2011
  •   ADCC World Championship (-77 kg)
  •   IBJJF World Championship (-82 kg)
2010
  •   IBJJF World Championship (-82 kg)
2009
  •   ADCC World Championship (-77 kg)
  •   IBJJF World Championship (-82 kg)
  •   ACBJJ World Cup (Absolute)
  •   ACBJJ World Cup (-75 kg)
2007
  •   ADCC World Championship (Absolute)
  •   ADCC World Championship (-77 kg)
  •   Grapplers Quest: Beast of the East (Superfight Tournament)
  •   IBJJF Pan American Championship (-82 kg)
2006
  •   PSL: X-Mission Superfight Winner
  •   IBJJF World Championship (Absolute)
  •   IBJJF World Championship (-82 kg)
  •   PSL: LA-Sub Superfight Winner
  •   CBJJ Brazilian National Championship (Absolute)
  •   CBJJ Brazilian National Championship (-82 kg)
2005
  •   Arnold Gracie Pro
  •   ADCC World Championship (Absolute)
  •   ADCC World Championship (-77 kg)
2004
  •   Arnold Gracie Pro
  •   IBJJF World Championship (Absolute)
  •   IBJJF World Championship (-82 kg)
  •   CBJJ Brazilian National Championship (Absolute)
  •   CBJJ Brazilian National Championship (-82 kg)
  •   Campos Submission Wrestling 3 (Absolute)
  •   Campos Submission Wrestling 3 (-88 kg)
2003
  •   ADCC World Championship (-77 kg)
  •   IBJJF World Championship (-82 kg)

Grappling recordEdit

86 Matches, 75 Wins (55 Submissions), 11 Losses (6 Submissions)
Result Rec. Opponent Method Event Division Type Date Location
Win 75–11   Leo Vieira Submission (triangle choke) ADCC 2011 –77 kg Nogi September 25, 2011  Nottingham
Win 74–11   Kron Gracie Points (2–0)
Win 73–11   Victor Estima Submission (guillotine choke) September 24, 2011
Win 72–11   David Hart Submission (guillotine choke)
Win 71–11   Lucas Leite Points (2–0) World Jiu-Jitsu Championship –82 kg Gi June 5, 2011  Long Beach, CA
Win 70–11   Gustavo Campos Submission (armbar)
Win 69–11   Victor Estima Points (3–0)
Win 68–11   Vitor Henrique Injury June 4, 2011
Win 67–11   n/a Points (5–0)
Win 66–11   Claudio Calasans Points (2–0) World Jiu-Jitsu Championship –82 kg Gi June 6, 2010  Long Beach, CA
Win 65–11   Kayron Gracie Points (5–0)
Win 64–11   Murilo Santana Points (8–2)
Win 63–11   Bruno Alves Submission (north/south choke) June 5, 2010
Win 62–11   Chico Mendes Submission (north/south choke)
Loss 61–11   Braulio Estima Submission (arm-in rear naked choke) ADCC 2009 Absolute Nogi September 27, 2009  Barcelona
Win 61–10   Bruno Bastos Submission (rear naked choke)
Loss 60–10   Pablo Popovitch Points (1–3) –77 kg
Win 60–9   K-Taro Nakamura Submission (guillotine choke)
Win 59–9   Kron Gracie Submission (guillotine choke) September 26, 2009
Win 58–9   Rodney Ellis Submission (guillotine choke)
Win 57–9   Lucas Leite Points (6–0) World Jiu-Jitsu Championship –82 kg Gi May 31, 2009  Long Beach, CA
Win 56–9   Tiago Alves Advantages (4–2)
Win 55–9   Nik Ruben Nikolaisen Submission (choke) May 30, 2009
Loss 54–9   Braulio Estima Submission (triangle choke) World Professional Jiu-Jitsu Cup Absolute Gi 2009  Abu Dhabi
Win 54–8   Victor Estima Submission (choke)
Win 53–8   Eduardo Santoro Points
Win 52–8   Elmoutti Azedine Submission (choke)
Loss 51–8   Michael Langhi Points (advantage) –75 kg
Win 51–7   Michel Maia Submission (rear naked choke)
Loss 50–7   Robert Drysdale Submission (darce choke) ADCC 2007 Absolute Nogi May 6, 2007  Trenton, NJ
Win 50–6   Alexandre Ferreira Submission (rear naked choke)
Win 49–6   Rolles Gracie Verbal Submission (armlock)
Win 48–6   Mario Miranda Submission (north/south choke)
Win 47–6   Pablo Popovitch Submission (north/south choke) –77 kg May 5, 2007
Win 46–6   Mike Fowler Submission (guillotine choke)
Win 45–6   Kurt Pellegrino Submission (rear naked choke) May 4, 2007
Win 44–6   George Sotiropoulos Submission (guillotine choke)
Win 43–6   Gregor Gracie Submission (north/south choke) Grapplers Quest Superfight Nogi February 21, 2007   Trenton, NJ
Win 42–6   Marcos Avellan Submission (rear naked choke)
Win 41–6   Edson Diniz Submission (triangle armbar)
Win 40–6   Adriano Silva Submission (armbar) Pan American Championship –82 kg Gi 2007   Long Beach, CA
Win 39–6   Rodrigo Texieira Submission (armlock)
Win 38–6   Jake Shields Submission (guillotine choke) PSL: X-Mission Superfight Nogi November 17, 2006   Los Angeles, CA
Loss 37–6   Roger Gracie Submission (choke) World Jiu-Jitsu Championship Absolute Gi 2006   Rio de Janeiro
Win 37–5   Robert Drysdale Points (3–0)
Win 36–5   Thiago Gaia Submission
Win 35–5   Andre Galvao Points (2–0) –82 kg
Win 34–5   Daniel Moraes Disqualification (stalling)
Win 33–5   Murilo Santana
Win 32–5   Cameron Earle Submission (north/south choke) PSL: LA Sub-X Superfight Nogi May 26, 2006   Los Angeles, CA
Win 31–5   Demian Maia Points Brazilian National Championship Absolute Gi 2006   Rio de Janeiro
Win 30–5   Andre Galvao Submission (Katahajime)
Win 29–5   Adriano Camolesi
Win 28–5   Roberto de Abreu
Win 27–5   Andre Galvao Points (6–2) –82 kg
Win 26–5   Gustavo Campos
Win 25–5   Alexandre Ribeiro Submission (rear naked choke) ADCC 2005 Absolute Nogi May 29, 2005   Long Beach, CA
Loss 24–5   Ronaldo Souza Submission (kimura)
Win 24–4   Diego Sanchez Submission (armbar)
Win 23–4   Ricco Rodriguez Submission (heel hook)
Win 22–4   Pablo Popovitch Submission (wristlock) –77 kg
Win 21–4   Leo Santos Points May 28, 2005
Win 20–4   Shinya Aoki Submission (rear naked choke)
Win 19–4   Chris Brennan Technical Submission (injury)
Loss 18–4   Roger Gracie Points (10–2) World Jiu-Jitsu Championship Absolute Gi 2004   Rio de Janeiro
Win 18–3   Cássio Werneck Points (9–0)
Win 17–3   Flávio Serafim Submission (choke)
Loss 16–3   Alexandre Ribeiro Points (6–0) Brazilian National Championship Absolute Gi 2004   Rio de Janeiro
Win 16–2   Eric Vanderlei Submission (choke)
Win 15–2   Marcio Corleta Submission (choke)
Win 14–2   Flávio Serafim Submission (armbar) –82 kg
Win 13–2   Felipe Simão
Win 12–2   Renato Sobral Points (6–0) Campos Submission Wrestling 3 Absolute Nogi 2004   Campos
Win 11–2   Gabriel Gonzaga Points (4–0)
Win 10–2   Marcos Oliveira Submission (rear naked choke)
Win 9–2   Thales Leites Submission (rear naked choke) –88 kg
Win 8–2   Bruno Bastos Submission (rear naked choke)
Win 7–2   Leonardo Nascimento Submission (armbar)
Loss 6–2   Fernando Augusto Submission (triangle choke) World Jiu-Jitsu Championship –82 kg Gi 2003   Rio de Janeiro
Win 6–1   Marcelo Brito Submission (rear naked choke)
Loss 5–1   Marcio Cruz Points (6–0) ADCC 2003 Absolute Nogi May 18, 2003   São Paulo
Win 5–0   Mike Van Arsdale Submission (rear naked choke)
Win 4–0   Otto Olsen Submission (rear naked choke) –77 kg
Win 3–0   Vitor "Shaolin" Ribeiro Submission (rear naked choke)
Win 2–0   Renzo Gracie Points (9–0) May 17, 2003
Win 1–0   Kiuma Kunioku Submission (rear naked choke)

Mixed martial arts recordEdit

Professional record breakdown
1 match 0 wins 1 loss
By knockout 0 1
By submission 0 0
By decision 0 0
Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 0-1   Kim Dae-Won TKO (cut) Hero's 2007 October 28, 2007 2 0:20 Seoul, South Korea

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ BJJ Heroes (June 4, 2010). "Top 10 BJJ Fighters of all Time". www.bjjheroes.com. Retrieved 2012-07-29.
  2. ^ "Marcelo Garcia Wins 5th Mundial Gold in Impressive Fashion". bloodyelbow.com. Retrieved 2011-06-28.
  3. ^ "www.adcombat.net". www.adcombat.net. Retrieved 2011-09-03.
  4. ^ "www.adcombat.net". www.adcombat.net. Retrieved 2011-09-03.
  5. ^ "www.adcombat.net". www.adcombat.net. Retrieved 2011-09-03.
  6. ^ "www.adcombat.net". www.adcombat.net. Retrieved 2011-09-03.
  7. ^ "www.adcombat.net". www.adcombat.net. Retrieved 2011-09-03.

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