Marcelo Garcia (grappler)

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Marcelo Garcia
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Garcia at BJJ Worlds 2011, Long Beach, CA
Born (1983-01-17) January 17, 1983 (age 31)
Formiga, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Residence New York City, New York, USA, PH
Nationality Brazil Brazilian
Team Alliance Jiu Jitsu
Rank      3rd degree black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Website https://www.mginaction.com/
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

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

Biography[edit]

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 lost his MMA debut against Dae Won Kim twenty seconds into the second round by doctor's stoppage due to a cut above his eye. It was announced that Garcia has joined up with American Top Team in Florida in order to improve his MMA skills. He will continue to fight in BJJ competitions under the Alliance team while representing ATT at MMA events.[8]

In September 2008, Marcelo opened up a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu school in Pembroke Pines, a city in South Florida located between Miami and Ft. Lauderdale. In September 2009, Marcelo opened an academy in New York City. In addition, Marcelo has teamed up with child chess prodigy Josh Waitzkin to create MGinAction, an online training database that includes recorded instruction from Marcelo's classes in addition to Marcelo's daily sparring sessions.

Grappling record[edit]

Result Opponent Method Event Gi/No-Gi Date Notes Record
Win Leo Vieira Submission (Triangle Choke) ADCC Submission Wrestling World Championship (66–76 kg Division) No-Gi 2011 Wins gold in ADCC 4th time 75-11
Win Kron Gracie Points (2-0) ADCC Submission Wrestling World Championship (66–76 kg Division) No-Gi 2011 74-11
Win Victor Estima Submission (Guillotine) ADCC Submission Wrestling World Championship (66–76 kg Division) No-Gi 2011 73-11
Win David Hart Submission (Guillotine) ADCC Submission Wrestling World Championship (66–76 kg Division) No-Gi 2011 72-11
Win Lucas Leite Points (2-0) World Jiu-Jitsu Championship (Mundials) - middleweight division finals Gi 2011 71-11
Win Gustavo Campos Submission (Armbar) World Jiu-Jitsu Championship (Mundials) - middleweight division semi-finals Gi 2011 70-11
Win Victor Estima Points (2-0) World Jiu-Jitsu Championship (Mundials) - middleweight division quarter-finals Gi 2011 69-11
Win n/a Points World Jiu-Jitsu Championship (Mundials) Gi 2011 68-11
Win n/a Points World Jiu-Jitsu Championship (Mundials) Gi 2011 67-11
Win Claudio Calasans Points (2-0) World Jiu-Jitsu Championship (Mundials) - middleweight division finals Gi 2010 66-11
Win Kayron Gracie Points (5-0) World Jiu-Jitsu Championship (Mundials) - middleweight division semi-finals Gi 2010 65-11
Win Murilo Santana Points (8-2) World Jiu-Jitsu Championship (Mundials) - middleweight division quarter-finals Gi 2010 64-11
Win Bruno Alves Submission (North-South Choke) World Jiu-Jitsu Championship (Mundials) Gi 2010 63-11
Win N/A Submission (North-South Choke) World Jiu-Jitsu Championship (Mundials) Gi 2010 62-11
Loss Braulio Estima Submission (Ezekiel Choke) ADCC Submission Wrestling World Championship (Absolute Division) No-Gi 2009 61-11
Win Bruno Bastos Submission (rear naked choke) ADCC Submission Wrestling World Championship (Absolute Division) No-Gi 2009 61-10
Loss Pablo Popovitch Points (1-3) ADCC Submission Wrestling World Championship (66–76 kg Division) No-Gi 2009 60-10
Win K-Taro Nakamura Submission (guillotine choke) ADCC Submission Wrestling World Championship (66–76 kg Division) No-Gi 2009 60-9
Win Kron Gracie Submission (guillotine choke) ADCC Submission Wrestling World Championship (66–76 kg Division) No-Gi 2009 59-9
Win Rodney Ellis Submission (guillotine choke) ADCC Submission Wrestling World Championship (66–76 kg Division) No-Gi 2009 58-9
Win Lucas Leite Points (6-0) World Jiu-Jitsu Championship (Mundials) - middleweight division semi-finals Gi 2009 Closed division with teammate Sergio Moraes 57-9
Win Tiago Alves Vantages (4-2) World Jiu-Jitsu Championship (Mundials) - middleweight division Gi 2009 56-9
Win Nik Ruben Nikolaisen Submission (choke) World Jiu-Jitsu Championship (Mundials) - middleweight division Gi 2009 55-9
Loss Braulio Estima Submission (triangle choke) World Professional Jiu-Jitsu Cup (Absolute Division) Gi 2009 3rd Place 2009 Absolute Division 54-9
Win Vitor Estima Submission (choke) World Professional Jiu-Jitsu Cup (Absolute Division) Gi 2009 54-8
Win Eduardo Santoro Points World Professional Jiu-Jitsu Cup (Absolute Division) Gi 2009 53-8
Win Elmoutti Azedine Submission (choke) World Professional Jiu-Jitsu Cup (Absolute Division) Gi 2009 52-8
Loss Michael Langhi Points (advantage) World Professional Jiu-Jitsu Cup (-75KG Division) Gi 2009 2nd Place 2009 -75KG Division 50-8
Win Michel Maia Submission (rear naked choke) World Professional Jiu-Jitsu Cup (-75KG Division) Gi 2009 52-7
Loss Robert Drysdale Submission (darce/brabo choke) ADCC Submission Wrestling World Championship (Absolute Division) No-Gi 2007 2nd Place 2007 ADCC Absolute Division 51-7
Win Alexandre "Cacareco" Ferreira Submission (rear naked choke) ADCC Submission Wrestling World Championship (Absolute Division) No-Gi 2007 50-6
Win Rolles Gracie Verbal Submission (armbar) ADCC Submission Wrestling World Championship (Absolute Division) No-Gi 2007 49-6
Win Mario Miranda Submission (north/south choke) ADCC Submission Wrestling World Championship (Absolute Division) No-Gi 2007 48-6
Win Pablo Popovitch Submission (north/south choke) ADCC Submission Wrestling World Championship (66–76 kg Division) No-Gi 2007 Wins 2007 ADCC U76 Division 47-6
Win Mike Fowler Submission (guillotine choke) ADCC Submission Wrestling World Championship (66–76 kg Division) No-Gi 2007 46-6
Win Kurt Pellegrino Submission (rear naked choke) ADCC Submission Wrestling World Championship (66–76 kg Division) No-Gi 2007 45-6
Win George Sotiropoulos Submission (guillotine choke) ADCC Submission Wrestling World Championship (66–76 kg Division) No-Gi 2007 44-6
Win Gregor Gracie Submission (north/south choke) Grapplers Quest (Superfight Tournament) No-Gi 2007 43-6
Win Marcos Avellan Submission (rear naked choke) Grapplers Quest (Superfight Tournament) No-Gi 2007 42-6
Win Edson Diniz Submission (Choke) Pan American Championship - middleweight finals Gi 2007 Wins 2007 Pan American middleweight division 41-6
Win Adriano Silva Submission (Armbar) Pan American Championship - middleweight semi-finals Gi 2007 40-6
Win Rodrigo Texieira Submission (Armlock) Pan American Championship - middleweight quarter-finals Gi 2007 39-6
Win Jake Shields Submission (guillotine choke) PSL: X-Mission No-Gi 2006 38-6
Loss Roger Gracie Submission (choke) World Jiu-Jitsu Championship (Mundials) - absolute division semi-finals Gi 2006 37-6
Win Robert Drysdale Points (3-0) World Jiu-Jitsu Championship (Mundials) - absolute division Gi 2006 37-5
Win Thiago Gaia Submission World Jiu-Jitsu Championship (Mundials) - absolute division Gi 2006 36-5
Win Andre Galvao Points (2-0) World Jiu-Jitsu Championship (Mundials) - middleweight division finals Gi 2006 Wins 2006 Mundials middleweight division 35-5
Win Daniel Moraes Disqualification (stalling) World Jiu-Jitsu Championship (Mundials) - middleweight division semi-finals Gi 2006 34-5
Win Murilo Santana World Jiu-Jitsu Championship (Mundials) - middleweight division Gi 2006 33-5
Win Cameron Earle Submission (north/south choke) PSL: LA Sub-X No-Gi 2006 32-5
Win Demian Maia Points Brazilian National Jiu-Jitsu Championship (Brasileiro) - absolute division finals Gi 2006 Wins 2006 Brasileiro absolute division 31-5
Win Andre Galvao Submission (Choke) Brazilian National Jiu-Jitsu Championship (Brasileiro) - absolute division semi-finals Gi 2006 30-5
Win Adriano Camolesi Brazilian National Jiu-Jitsu Championship (Brasileiro) - absolute division Gi 2006 29-5
Win Roberto de Abreu Submission (Lapel Choke) Brazilian National Jiu-Jitsu Championship (Brasileiro) - absolute division Gi 2006 28-5
Win Andre Galvao Brazilian National Jiu-Jitsu Championship (Brasileiro) - middleweight division finals Gi 2006 Wins 2006 Brasileiro middleweight division 27-5
Win Gustavo Campos Brazilian National Jiu-Jitsu Championship (Brasileiro) - middleweight division semi-finals Gi 2006 26-5
Win Alexandre "Xande" Ribeiro Submission (rear naked choke) ADCC Submission Wrestling World Championship (Absolute Division) No-Gi 2005 Wins Bronze 2005 ADCC Absolute Division 25-5
Loss Ronaldo "Jacare" Desouza Submission (kimura) ADCC Submission Wrestling World Championship (Absolute Division) No-Gi 2005 24-5
Win Diego Sanchez Submission (armbar) ADCC Submission Wrestling World Championship (Absolute Division) No-Gi 2005 24-4
Win Ricco Rodriguez Submission (Heel Hook) ADCC Submission Wrestling World Championship (Absolute Division) No-Gi 2005 23-4
Win Pablo Popovitch Submission (Wristlock) ADCC Submission Wrestling World Championship (66–76 kg Division) No-Gi 2005 Wins 2005 ADCC U76 Division 22-4
Win Leo Santos Points ADCC Submission Wrestling World Championship (66–76 kg Division) No-Gi 2005 21-4
Win Shinya Aoki Submission (rear naked choke) ADCC Submission Wrestling World Championship (66–76 kg Division) No-Gi 2005 20-4
Win Chris Brennan Technical submission ADCC Submission Wrestling World Championship (66–76 kg Division) No-Gi 2005 19-4
Loss Roger Gracie Points (10-2) World Jiu-Jitsu Championship (Mundials) - absolute division semi-finals Gi 2004 18-4
Win Cássio Werneck Points (9-0) World Jiu-Jitsu Championship (Mundials) - middleweight division finals Gi 2004 Wins 2004 Mundials middleweight division 18-3
Win Flávio Serafim Submission (Choke) World Jiu-Jitsu Championship (Mundials) - middleweight division semi-finals Gi 2004 17-3
Loss Alexandre "Xande" Ribeiro points (6-0) Brazilian National Jiu-Jitsu Championship (Brasileiro) - absoloute division finals Gi 2004 2nd Place 2004 Brasileiro absolute division 16-3
Win Eric Vanderlei Submission (Choke) Brazilian National Jiu-Jitsu Championship (Brasileiro) - absolute division semifinals Gi 2004 16-2
Win Marcio Corleta Submission (Choke) Brazilian National Jiu-Jitsu Championship (Brasileiro) - absolute division Gi 2004 15-2
Win Flávio Serafim Submission (Armbar) Brazilian National Jiu-Jitsu Championship (Brasileiro) - middleweight division finals Gi 2004 Wins 2004 Brasileiro middleweight division 14-2
Win Felipe "Cranivata" Simão Brazilian National Jiu-Jitsu Championship (Brasileiro) - middleweight division semifinals Gi 2004 13-2
Win Renato "Babalu" Sobral Points (6-0) Campos Submission Wrestling 3 Absolute No-Gi 2004 Wins 2003 Campos Absolute Division 12-2
Win Gabriel Gonzaga Points (4-0) Campos Submission Wrestling 3 Absolute No-Gi 2004 11-2
Win Marcos Oliveira Submission (rear naked choke) Campos Submission Wrestling 3 Absolute No-Gi 2004 10-2
Win Thales Leites Submission (rear naked choke) Campos Submission Wrestling 3 -87KG No-Gi 2004 Wins 2003 Campos U87 Division 9-2
Win Bruno Bastos Submission (rear naked choke) Campos Submission Wrestling 3 -87KG No-Gi 2004 8-2
Win Leonardo Nascimento Submission (armbar) Campos Submission Wrestling 3 -87KG No-Gi 2004 7-2
Loss Fernando "Terere" Augusto Submission (triangle choke) World Jiu-Jitsu Championship (Mundials) - Finals Middle Weight Division Gi 2003 6-2
Win Marcelo Brito Submission (rear naked choke) World Jiu-Jitsu Championship (Mundials) - Semi-Finals Middle Weight Division Gi 2003 6-2
Loss Marcio Cruz Points (6-0) ADCC Submission Wrestling World Championship (Absolute Division) No-Gi 2003 5-1
Win Mike Van Arsdale Submission (rear naked choke) ADCC Submission Wrestling World Championship (Absolute Division) No-Gi 2003 5-0
Win Otto Olsen Submission (rear naked choke) ADCC Submission Wrestling World Championship (66–76 kg Division) No-Gi 2003 Wins 2003 ADCC U76 Division 4-0
Win Vitor "Shaolin" Ribeiro Submission (rear naked choke) ADCC Submission Wrestling World Championship (66–76 kg Division) No-Gi 2003 3-0
Win Renzo Gracie Points (9-0) ADCC Submission Wrestling World Championship (66–76 kg Division) No-Gi 2003 2-0
Win Kiuma Kunioku Submission (rear naked choke) ADCC Submission Wrestling World Championship (66–76 kg Division) No-Gi 2003 1-0

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 0-1 South Korea Kim Dae-Won TKO (cut) Hero's 2007 October 28, 2007 2 0:20 Seoul, South Korea

Championships[edit]

  • ADCC 2003 66–76 kg Division Champion
  • ADCC 2005 66–76 kg Division Champion
  • ADCC 2007 66–76 kg Division Champion
  • ADCC 2011 66–76 kg Division Champion
  • 2003 Campos Open Weight Division & Submission Wrestling Champion
  • 2004 Arnold Gracie Pro Division Champion
  • 2005 Arnold Gracie Pro Division Champion
  • 2011 Mundial 82 kg Black Belt Division Champion
  • 2010 Mundial 82 kg Black Belt Division Champion
  • 2009 Mundial 82 kg Black Belt Division Champion
  • 2006 Mundial 82 kg Black Belt Division Champion
  • 2004 Mundial 82 kg Black Belt Division Champion
  • Campos Submission Wrestling 3 Champion

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ BJJ Heroes (June 4, 2010). "Top 10 BJJ Fighters of all Time". http://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. 
  8. ^ Sherdog.com. "Garcia Joins American Top Team". Sherdog.com. Retrieved 2011-09-03. 

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