Pablo Popovitch

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Pablo Popovitch
Pablo popovitch.jpg
Born (1979-09-09) 9 September 1979 (age 34)
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Height 5 feet 10 inches (1.78 m)
Weight 188.8 pounds (85.6 kg)
Style Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Team Team Popovitch
Rank      4th degree black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Mixed martial arts record
Total 1
Wins 1
By submission 1
Losses 0
Website bjjcenter.com
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog
last updated on: 23/06/2012
ADCC 2009, 1st place 76.9kg

Pablo Popovitch born September 9, 1979 is a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu practitioner, mixed martial artist and a 4th degree black belt under Jorge Popovitch.[1] Pablo Popovitch is the founder and head instructor at Team Popovitch Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Center located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.[2]

Biography[edit]

Pablo Popovitch became involved in BJJ as a 4-year-old. Born in Rio de Janeiro, Popovitch began instruction at Barra Gracie School, where his teachers were the Machado brothers, Rigan, Carlos and Jean Jaques. He and his family moved to Florida in 1995 when Pablo was 15. He continued to study BJJ under Grand Master Carlson Gracie. His most notable achievement was winning the ADCC Submission Wrestling World Championship in 2009, taking first place in the 66–77 kg by defeating 4-time ADCC Champion Marcelo Garcia.[3] He has also won the 2010 BJJ No-Gi World Jiu-Jitsu Championship 84 kg and absolute Championship(Closed Absolute with team Mates Roberto " Cyborg" Abreu and Buchecha).[4] The 2007 BJJ No-Gi World Jiu-Jitsu Championship 84 kg,[5] the 2010 Pan American No Gi Jiu-Jitsu 84 kg and absolute Championship.[6] the 2008 Pan American No Gi Jiu-Jitsu 84 kg Championship.,[7] The Grapplers Quest 14 Times. He is a North American Grappling Association (N.A.G.A) superfight 10X champion and twice was an ADCC Finalist in the years of 2005 & 2007. Popovitch defeated Jeff Savoy in his Mixed Martial Arts debut by Submission due to strikes, in the 2nd round at the Rock and Rumble 3, June 4 in South Florida.

Special awards[edit]

In recognition of his extraordinary contributions to the sport of grappling, Pablo Popovitch was inducted to the Grappling Hall Of Fame, February 13, 2010, by the North American Grappling Association.[8] Also In 2010 he was awarded the “BJJ Fighter of the Year Award” by Gracie Mag – A magazine specialized in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.[9]

Tournament Results[edit]

ADCC World Submission Wrestling Championships[edit]

ADCC 2011

  • Absolute: 2nd place
  • -88 kg: 3rd place

ADCC 2009

  • -77 kg: 1st place

ADCC 2007

  • -77 kg: 2nd place

ADCC 2005

  • -77 kg: 2nd place

CBJJ No-Gi World Championships[edit]

2012

  • Black Belt 84 kg: Champion

2011

  • Black Belt 84 kg: Finalist

2010

  • Black Belt 84 kg: Champion
  • Black Belt Absolute: Champion

2007

  • Black Belt 79 kg: Champion

CBJJ No-Gi Pan American Championships[edit]

2012

  • Black Belt 84 kg: 3rd Place
  • Black Belt Absolute: Champion

2010

  • Black Belt 84 kg: Champion
  • Black Belt Absolute: Champion

2008

  • Black Belt 84 kg: Champion

Grapplers Quest[edit]

2010

  • Ufc expo Superfight : Champion

2009

  • Pro All Star 84 kg: Champion
  • South East Open Weight: Champion
  • South East 84 kg: Champion

2007

  • Pro All Star 84 kg: Champion

2004

  • 5th Grapplers Quest West 84 kg: Champion
  • Pro All Star 84 kg: Finalist

2003

  • Pro All Star 84 kg: Champion

Copa America[edit]

2010

  • No Gi Absolute: Champion
  • Gi Absolute: Champion

VIC 3(Vivaceteam International Championship)[edit]

VIC 3-2010

  • 74–84 kg: Champion
  • Absolute: Champion

N.A.G.A[edit]

2007

  • Advanced 84 kg: Champion

2005

  • Superfight: Champion
  • Superfight: champion

2004

  • Superfight: Champion
  • Superfight: Champion

2002

  • Superfight: Champion

2001

  • Superfight: Champion

2000

  • Advanced 84 kg: champion

Pro Jiu-Jitsu Championship[edit]

2009

  • Black Belt 84 kg: Champion

Atlantic Cup[edit]

  • Superfight: Champion

NE Grappling Challenge III[edit]

  • Pro Division 84 kg: Champion

Texas Submission Championship[edit]

  • Pro Division 84 kg: Champion

Casca Grossa Championship[edit]

  • Pro Division 84 kg: Champion

Music City Submission Championship[edit]

  • Pro Division 84 kg: Champion

FFC Grappling Open[edit]

  • Pro Division 84 kg: Champion

World Extreme Shoot Challenge[edit]

  • XII Superfight: champion
  • XI Superfight: Champion

Sport Combat championships II[edit]

  • Pro Division 84 kg: Champion

Pablo Popavitch has built one of the most notable Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu training studios in the Southern United States. Some of the sports most decorated athletes have spent significant amounts of time on Pablo's mats training with him at his facility. Pablo has built up a reputation of being a fierce grappling competitor, always receiving a medal in any competition he chooses to enter, despite injury. Most recently, Pablo trained with AJ Souza, Jared McLuskey and his other students in order to prepare for ADCC 2013. Unfortunately, an aggravated preexisting injury kept Pablo from competing in his third place match against Keenan Cornelius.

Submission Grappling Fight Record[edit]

Result Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Notes
Win Marcel Golcalves Toe hold MMA Expo ( Absolute Division) 2012 Final Round, wins the MMA Expo Absolute Division
Win Ricardo Rezende Foot Lock MMA Expo ( Absolute Division) 2012 Semi finals
Win Yury Villafort Arm Bar MMA Expo ( Absolute Division) 2012 Opening Round
Win Romulo Barral Points World No-Gi Championship (-84 kg Division) 2012 Finals, 2012 World No gi Champion
Loss Ezra Lenon Points World No-Gi Championship (-84 kg Division) 2012 Semi-Finals
Win Augusto Antunes Points World No-Gi Championship (-84 kg Division) 2012 Opening Round
Win Lucas Lepri Points Pan Jiu-Jitsu No-Gi Championship (Absolute Division) 2012 Finals, 2012 Pan Am No Gi Absolute Champion
Win Diego Pereira de Santana Points Pan Jiu-Jitsu No-Gi Championship (Absolute Division) 2012 Semi-Finals
Win Oliver Geeddes Submission Pan Jiu-Jitsu No-Gi Championship (Absolute Division) 2012 Opening Round
Loss Andre Galvao Toe Hold ADCC 2011(Absolute Division) 2011 Finals, 2011 ADCC Absolute Second Place
Win Xande Ribeiro Judges Decision ADCC 2011 (Absolute Division) 2011 Semi-Finals
Win Victor Estima Points ADCC 2011 (Absolute Division) 2011 Quarter-Finals
Win Janne-Pekka Points ADCC 2011 (Absolute Division) 2011 Opening Round
Win Rafael Lovato Jr. Points ADCC 2011 (-88 kg Division) 2011 Bronze Medal Match
Loss Andre Galvao Points ADCC 2011 (-88 kg Division) 2011 Semi-Finals
Win Sergio Moraes Points ADCC 2011 (-88 kg Division) 2011 Quarter-Finals
Win Zbigniew Tyszka Points ADCC 2011 (-88 kg Division) 2011 Opening Round
Win Flavio Almeida Points World No Gi championship (Absolute Division) 2010 Wins the 2010 World No Gi Absolute(Closed Division w Team Mate Roberto" Cyborg" Abreu and Marcus Buchecha)
Win Ben Baxter Submission Rear Naked Choke World No Gi championship (Absolute Division) 2010
Win Daniel Moraes Points(6-0) World No Gi championship (Medium Heavyweight Division) 2010 Wins the 2010 World No Gi Championship
Win Murilo Santana Points World No Gi championship 2010
Win Eduardo Milioli "Duda" Points World No Gi championship) 2010
Win Steve Ramos Submission Kimura Copa America (No Gi Absolute Division) 2010 Wins the 2010 Copa America No Gi Absolute(Closed Division w Team Mate Vagner Rocha)
Win Roger Kessler Submission Kimura Copa America (No Gi Absolute Division) 2010
Win Roger Kessler Submission Kimura Copa America (Gi Absolute Division) 2010 Wins the 2010 Copa America Gi Absolute(Closed Division w Team Mate Vagner Rocha)
Win Caio Terra Submission Rear Naked Choke Pan American Jiu-Jitsu Championship (Absolute Division) 2010 Wins the 2010 Pan American Jiu-Jitsu
Win Marcelo Pereira Submission Kimura Pan American Jiu-Jitsu Championship (Absolute Division) 2010
Win Leonardo Ferreira Submission Kimura Pan American Jiu-Jitsu Championship (Medium Heavyweight Division) 2010 Wins the 2010 Pan American Jiu-Jitsu
Win Nakapan Phungephorn Points(4-0) Pan American Jiu-Jitsu Championship (Medium Heavyweight Division) 2010
Win Lucas Lepri Points(2-0) Grapplers Quest Ufc Superfight (Middleweight Division) 2010 Wins Superfight
Win Baki Mir Submission Kimura Vic 3 (Middleweight Division) 2010 Wins Vic 3 84KG
Win Benaissa Au Submission Kimura Vic 3 (Middleweight Division) 2010
Win Thomas Loubersanes Vic 3 (Middleweight Division) 2010
Win N/A Points Vic 3 (Middleweight Division) 2010
Win Marcelo Garcia Points (3-2) ADCC Submission Wrestling World Championship (Middleweight Division) 2009 Wins the ADCC
Win Gregor Gracie Points (3-0) ADCC Submission Wrestling World Championship (Middleweight Division) 2009
Win Ben Askren Submission Footlock ADCC Submission Wrestling World Championship (Middleweight Division) 2009
Win Don Ortega Submission Rear naked Choke ADCC Submission Wrestling World Championship (Middleweight Division) 2009
Win Sam Mccoy Points (11-0) Grapplers Quest (Open Division) 2009 Wins the Grapplers Quest
Win Robby D'Onoforio Submission Mount Choke Grapplers Quest (Open Division) 2009
Win Tom Manelski Points (8-0) Grapplers Quest (Middleweight Division) 2009 Wins the Grapplers Quest
Win Jorge Patino Points (8-0) Grapplers Quest (Middleweight Division) 2009
Win Jo Jo Guarin Submission Rear Naked Choke Grapplers Quest (Middleweight Division) 2009
Win Lucas Lepri Advantage Pro Jiu-Jitsu Championship (Middleweight Division) 2009 Wins the Pro Jiu-Jitsu
Win Jorge Patino Submission Rear naked Choke Pro Jiu-Jitsu Championship (Middleweight Division) 2009
Win Derek Leyrer Points Pro Jiu-Jitsu Championship (Middleweight Division) 2009
Win Tarsis Humphries Points (2-0) Pan American Jiu-Jitsu Championship (Medium Heavyweight Division) 2008 Wins the 2008 Pan American Jiu-Jitsu
Win Mike jaramillo Points (26-0) Pan American Jiu-Jitsu Championship (Medium Heavyweight Division) 2008
Win Daniel Moraes Points (2-0) World Jiu-Jitsu Championship (Middleweight Division) 2007 Wins the 2007 World Jiu-Jitsu Championship
Win Lucas Leite Points (12-2) World Jiu-Jitsu Championship (Middleweight Division) 2007
Win Eder Persiliano Submission Rear naked Choke World Jiu-Jitsu Championship (Middleweight Division) 2007
Loss Marcelo Garcia North South Choke ADCC Submission Wrestling World Championship (Middleweight Division) 2007 2007 ADCC Finalist
Win Andre Galvao Points (6-1) ADCC Submission Wrestling World Championship (Middleweight Division) 2007
Win Daisuke Sugie Submission Mount Choke ADCC Submission Wrestling World Championship (Middleweight Division) 2007
Win Eric Dahberg Points (8-0) ADCC Submission Wrestling World Championship (Middleweight Division) 2007
Win Saulo Ribeiro Points (2-0) Grapplers Quest (Middleweight Division) 2007 Wins The Grapplers Quest
Win Sean Splanger Points (2-0) Grapplers Quest (Middleweight Division) 2007
Win Gary Grate Points (5-0) Grapplers Quest (Middleweight Division) 2007
Win Manoel Soares Submission Rear Naked Choke N.A.G.A (Middleweight Division) 2007 Wins the N.A.G.A
Win Jason Keaton Submission Mount Choke Atlantic Cup Superfight (Middleweight Division) 2007 Wins the Superfight
Loss Marcelo Garcia Wrist Lock ADCC Submission Wrestling World Championship (Middleweight Division) 2005 2005 ADCC Finalist
Win Jake Shields Points (5-0) ADCC Submission Wrestling World Championship (Middleweight Division) 2005
Win Roan Carneiro Points (2-0) ADCC Submission Wrestling World Championship (Middleweight Division) 2005
Win Renzo Gracie Points (4-0) ADCC Submission Wrestling World Championship (Middleweight Division) 2005
Win Luke Rineheart Points (8-0) Naga Superfight (Middleweight Division) 2005 Wins the Superfight
Win Steven Haigh Kimura NE Grappling Challenge III (Middleweight Division) 2005 Wins NE Grappling Challenge III
Win Andrew Smith Kimura NE Grappling Challenge III (Middleweight Division) 2005
Win Len Sonia Points (10-0) NE Grappling Challenge III (Middleweight Division) 2005
Win Marcus Avellan Submission Rear naked Choke Grapplers Quest (Middleweight Division) 2004 Wins The Grapplers Quest
Win Jake Shields Points (11-0) Grapplers Quest (Middleweight Division) 2004
Win Alex Crispim Points (4-0) Grapplers Quest (Middleweight Division) 2004
Win Marcus Avellan Points (14-0) Naga Superfight (Middleweight Division) 2004 Wins the Superfight
Win Tyrone Glover Points (4-0) Naga Superfight (Middleweight Division) 2004 Wins The Superfight
Win Diego Sanchez Points (6-0) Texas Submission Open (Middleweight Division) 2004 Wins the Texas Submission Open
Loss Diego Sanchez Advantage Grapplers Quest (Middleweight Division) 2004 Finalist of the 2004 Grapplers Quest
Win Rob Kahn Points (15-0) Grapplers Quest (Middleweight Division) 2004
Win Tony Torres Aponte Submission Kimura Grapplers Quest (Middleweight Division) 2004
Win Efrain Ruiz Points (4-0) Casca Grossa Submission Championship (Middleweight Division) 2004 Wins The Casca Grossa
Win Steve Headden Points (4-0) Casca Grossa Submission Championship (Middleweight Division) 2004
Win Nakapan Phungephorn Points (5-0) Grapplers Quest (Middleweight Division) 2003 Wins The Grapplers Quest
Win Kenny Florian Points (2-0) Grapplers Quest (Middleweight Division) 2003
Win Anthony Tolone Points (4-0) Grapplers Quest (Middleweight Division) 2003
Loss Vitor Ribeiro Advantage ADCC Submission Wrestling World Championship (Middleweight Division) 2003
Win Marcio Feitosa Points (4-0) ADCC Submission Wrestling World Championship (Middleweight Division) 2003
Win Antonio McKee Points (1-0) North American ADCC Submission Wrestling World Championship (Middleweight Division) 2003 Wins The ADCC Trials
Win Shawn Williams Points (5-0) North American ADCC Submission Wrestling World Championship (Middleweight Division) 2003
Win Sean Spangler Submission Knee Bar North American ADCC Submission Wrestling World Championship (Middleweight Division) 2003
Win Alex Crispim Submission Kimura Music City Submission Championship (Middleweight Division) 2003 Wins the Music City Championship
Win Steve Headden Points (8-0) Music City Submission Championship (Middleweight Division) 2003
Win Nakapan Phungephorn Points (5-0) N.A.G.A Superfight (Middleweight Division) 2003
Win Shanne Dunn Points (12-2) FFBJJ Florida State Jiu-Jitsu Championship (Middleweight Division) 2001 Wins The FCC
Win Hermes França Submission Kimura FFBJJ Florida State Jiu-Jitsu Championship (Middleweight Division) 2001
Win Mat Santos Submission Arm Bar N.A.G.A Superfight (Middleweight Division 2000 Wins the Superfight
Win Efrain Ruiz Submission Arm Bar SPORT COMBAT CHAMPIONSHIPS II 1999 Wins the KWA
Win Bernardo Magalhães Submission Arm Bar SPORT COMBAT CHAMPIONSHIPS II 1999

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Date Result Record Opponent Event Method Round Time Location Notes
6/04/2010 Win 1-0 Jeff Savoy Rock and Rumble 3 Submission (punches) 2 3:32 Hollywood, Florida

References[edit]

  1. ^ "BJJTree.com". BJJTree.com. Retrieved 2011-10-09. 
  2. ^ "Mixed Martial Art(MMA) Fort Lauderdale Mixed Martial arts(MMA) Pembroke Pines". Bjjcenter.com. Retrieved 2011-10-09. 
  3. ^ "Pablo Popovitch on ADCC’s first title". TATAME. Retrieved 2011-10-09. 
  4. ^ "Graciemag International | 2010 No Gi Worlds Black Belt results from A-Z". Graciemag.com. 2010-11-08. Retrieved 2011-10-09. 
  5. ^ "Quick Results from the BJJ No-gi World Championships : The FightWorks Podcast | Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) Radio and News". The FightWorks Podcast. 2007-12-16. Retrieved 2011-10-09. 
  6. ^ "Graciemag International | Popovitch wins absolute at No-Gi Pan". Graciemag.com. 2010-10-03. Retrieved 2011-10-09. 
  7. ^ "2008 Pan-Ams of No-Gi Results : The FightWorks Podcast | Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) Radio and News". The FightWorks Podcast. 2008-10-04. Retrieved 2011-10-09. 
  8. ^ "Graciemag International | Popovitch in Hall of Fame". Graciemag.com. 2010-02-24. Retrieved 2011-10-09. 
  9. ^ "Graciemag International | With over one thousand votes, readers elect the best of the year". Graciemag.com. 2010-12-15. Retrieved 2011-10-09. 

External links[edit]

Tournament Results - Official Homepages