Fábio Gurgel

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Fabio Gurgel
Born (1970-01-18) January 18, 1970 (age 49)
Other names"The General"
ResidenceRio de Janeiro, Brazil
NationalityBrazil Brazilian
Height6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight205 lb (93 kg; 14.6 st)
StyleBrazilian Jiu-Jitsu
TeamAlliance Jiu Jitsu
Teacher(s)Romero "Jacare" Cavalcanti
Rank     6th degree black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu[1]
Years active1991-1997 (MMA)
Mixed martial arts record
Total5
Wins3
By submission3
Losses2
Other information
Notable studentsDemian Maia
Marcelo Garcia
Websitewww.fabiogurgel.com.br
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog
Fábio Gurgel
Medal record
Representing  Brazil
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
World Championship
Gold medal – first place 1996 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil -94kg
Gold medal – first place 1997 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil -94kg
Gold medal – first place 2000 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil -94kg
Gold medal – first place 2001 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil -94kg
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
European Championship
Gold medal – first place 2010 Lisbon, Portugal -94kg
Brazilian National Championship
Gold medal – first place 1996 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil -94 kg

Fábio Duca Gurgel do Amaral (born January 18, 1970 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) is a 4 times Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu World champion.[2] He has been practicing Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) since the age of 13. He received his black belt at the age of 18 from Romero "Jacaré" Cavalcanti. Along with Cavalcanti he is co-founder of the Alliance Jiu Jitsu Team.[3]

He is the teacher of BJJ and ADCC World Champion Marcelo Garcia.[4] He is President of the Brazil-based Professional League of Jiu- Jitsu[5]

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu[edit]

Awards and achievements:

  • 1986 - Awarded purple belt
  • 1988 - Awarded brown belt
  • 1989 - Awarded black belt
  • 1993 - Founded Alliance
  • 1994 - Brazilian National Champion
  • 1995 - Brazilian National Champion
  • 1996 - Brazilian National Champion, World Champion
  • 1997 - World Champion
  • 1999 - Brazilian National Champion
  • 2000 - World Champion
  • 2001 - World Champion
  • 2007 - European Champion
  • 2008 - Awarded 5th Degree black belt by CBJJ, Pan-Am Champion
  • 2009 - European Champion
  • 2010 - European Champion
  • 2013 - Awarded 6th Degree black belt

Instructor Lineage[edit]

Mitsuyo "Count Koma" MaedaCarlos Gracie, Sr.Helio GracieRolls GracieRomero "Jacare" Cavalcanti → Fabio Gurgel

Books[edit]

  • Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Advanced Techniques (2007)
  • Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Basic Techniques (2007)

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 3-2 Mark Kerr Decision (Unanimous) World Vale Tudo Championship 3 January 19, 1997 1 30:00 Brazil
Win 3-1 Michael Pacholik Submission (Punches) 1 4:50
Win 2-1 Patrick Smith TKO (Retirement due to Fan Interference) 1 0:50
Loss 1–1 Jerry Bohlander Decision (Unanimous) UFC 11 September 20, 1996 1 15:00 Augusta, Georgia
Win 1–0 Denilson Maia Submission (Punches) Desafio: Jiu-Jitsu vs. Luta Livre September 26, 1991 1 9:55 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Fabio Gurgel Biography. URL accessed on September 30, 2010.
  2. ^ Gurgel, F (2007): Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Advanced Techniques: front cover
  3. ^ Gracie Mag Brazilian BJJ Nationals 2012 "In the stands Fábio Gurgel, Léo Vieira, Ramon Lemos, Rodrigo Cavaca and André Marola represented some of the traditional powerhouse teams that were in the running."
  4. ^ Garcia, M (2008): X-guard: For Brazilian Jiu-jitsu, No Gi Grappling, and Mixed Martial Arts
  5. ^ Gurgel, F (2007): Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Advanced Techniques: page 140

External links[edit]

  • Fabio Gurgel
  • Alliance Jiu Jitsu
  • Fabio Gurgel BJJ Heroes
  • Professional MMA record for Fábio Gurgel from Sherdog Edit this at Wikidata
  • "Fábio Gurgel". UFC.com.