Nino Schembri

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Antonio Schembri
Born Antonio Schembri
(1974-06-01) 1 June 1974 (age 40)
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Other names Nino, Elvis
Residence Redondo Beach, California, U.S.
Nationality Brazilian
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Weight 176 lb (80 kg; 12.6 st)
Division Welterweight
Team Nino Schembri Team
Rank black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu
Mixed martial arts record
Total 10
Wins 5
By knockout 1
By submission 3
By decision 1
Losses 5
By knockout 2
By decision 3
Notable students Mauricio Rua, BJJ[1]
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Antonio "Nino" Schembri (Portuguese pronunciation: [ˈninu ˈʃẽbɾi]; born June 1, 1974 in Rio de Janeiro) is a Brazilian mixed martial artist.[2] He is a former member of the Chute Boxe Academy and currently trains with Black House.[citation needed] He is called "Elvis" because of his long, chop-like sideburns. Schembri is highly accomplished in sport BJJ, having won the 1996 Brazilian National Championship in the absolute division world championships in his weight class back to back in 1997/1998,

Today Nino Schembri teaches at his own gym located in Lawndale, California.

Nino has a unique style at Jiu-Jitsu with focus on submission and a creative attacks.

He has created the Gogoplata choke at 2010 in Abu-Dhabi.[3]

At 1999 Pan-american he had phenomenals wins and became konwn as "El Nino", in analogy to the natural phenomenon El Niño.

Click here - Nino's 1999 Gracie Magazine Cover

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 5–5 Mauro Chimento Jr. TKO (punches) Fury FC 7 - Final Combat December 5, 2008 1 0:30
Win 5–4 Daniel Grandmaison Submission (armbar) HCF: Crow's Nest March 29, 2008 1 2:37 Gatineau, Canada
Win 4–4 Amir Rahnavardi Submission (triangle armbar) MMAC: The Revolution May 12, 2007 1 0:57 Washington, D.C., United States
Loss 3–4 Matt Lindland TKO Cage Rage 14 December 3, 2005 3 3:33 London, England
Loss 3–3 Ryo Chonan Decision Pride: Bushido 7 May 22, 2005 2 5:00 Tokyo, Japan
Loss 3–2 Kazushi Sakuraba Decision (unanimous) PRIDE Critical Countdown 2004 June 20, 2004 3 5:00 Saitama, Japan
Loss 3–1 Kazuhiro Hamanaka Decision (unanimous) PRIDE 26 June 8, 2003 3 5:00 Yokohama, Japan
Win 3–0 Kazushi Sakuraba TKO (knees and soccer kicks) PRIDE 25 March 16, 2003 1 6:15 Yokohama, Japan
Win 2–0 Daiju Takase Decision (split) PRIDE The Best Vol.2 July 20, 2002 2 5:00 Tokyo, Japan
Win 1–0 Johil de Oliveira Submission (armbar) PRIDE 14 May 27, 2001 1 7:17 Yokohama, Japan


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