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 35)
Formiga, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Residence New York City, New York
Nationality 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 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.

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.

Instructor Lineage[edit]

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

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

Grappling[edit]

2011
  • 1st, gold medalist(s) ADCC World Championship (-77kg)
  • 1st, gold medalist(s) IBJJF World Championship (-82kg)
2010
  • 1st, gold medalist(s) IBJJF World Championship (-82kg)
2009
  • 2nd, silver medalist(s) ADCC World Championship (-77kg)
  • 1st, gold medalist(s) IBJJF World Championship (-82kg)
  • 3rd, bronze medalist(s) ACBJJ World Cup (Absolute)
  • 2nd, silver medalist(s) ACBJJ World Cup (-75kg)
2007
  • 2nd, silver medalist(s) ADCC World Championship (Absolute)
  • 1st, gold medalist(s) ADCC World Championship (-77kg)
  • 1st, gold medalist(s) Grapplers Quest: Beast of the East (Superfight Tournament)
  • 1st, gold medalist(s) IBJJF Pan American Championship (-82kg)
2006
  • 1st, gold medalist(s) PSL: X-Mission Superfight Winner
  • 3rd, bronze medalist(s) IBJJF World Championship (Absolute)
  • 1st, gold medalist(s) IBJJF World Championship (-82kg)
  • 1st, gold medalist(s) PSL: LA-Sub Superfight Winner
  • 1st, gold medalist(s) CBJJ Brazilian National Championship (Absolute)
  • 1st, gold medalist(s) CBJJ Brazilian National Championship (-82kg)
2005
  • 1st, gold medalist(s) Arnold Gracie Pro
  • 3rd, bronze medalist(s) ADCC World Championship (Absolute)
  • 1st, gold medalist(s) ADCC World Championship (-77kg)
2004
  • 1st, gold medalist(s) Arnold Gracie Pro
  • 3rd, bronze medalist(s) IBJJF World Championship (Absolute)
  • 1st, gold medalist(s) IBJJF World Championship (-82kg)
  • 2nd, silver medalist(s) CBJJ Brazilian National Championship (Absolute)
  • 1st, gold medalist(s) CBJJ Brazilian National Championship (-82kg)
  • 1st, gold medalist(s) Campos Submission Wrestling 3 (Absolute)
  • 1st, gold medalist(s) Campos Submission Wrestling 3 (-88kg)
2003
  • 1st, gold medalist(s) ADCC World Championship (-77kg)
  • 2nd, silver medalist(s) IBJJF World Championship (-82kg)

Grappling record[edit]

86 Matches, 75 Wins (55 Submissions), 11 Losses (6 Submissions)
Result Rec. Opponent Method Event Division Type Date Location
Win 75-11 Brazil Leo Vieira Submission (triangle choke) ADCC 2011 -77kg No-Gi September 25, 2011 United KingdomNottingham
Win 74-11 Brazil Kron Gracie Points (2-0)
Win 73-11 Brazil Victor Estima Submission (guillotine choke) September 24, 2011
Win 72-11 Australia David Hart Submission (guillotine choke)
Win 71-11 Brazil Lucas Leite Points (2-0) World Jiu-Jitsu Championship -82kg Gi June 5, 2011 United StatesLong Beach, CA
Win 70-11 Brazil Gustavo Campos Submission (armbar)
Win 69-11 Brazil Victor Estima Points (3-0)
Win 68-11 Brazil Vitor Henrique Injury June 4, 2011
Win 67-11 Brazil n/a Points (5-0)
Win 66-11 Brazil Claudio Calasans Points (2-0) World Jiu-Jitsu Championship -82kg Gi June 6, 2010 United StatesLong Beach, CA
Win 65-11 Brazil Kayron Gracie Points (5-0)
Win 64-11 Brazil Murilo Santana Points (8-2)
Win 63-11 Brazil Bruno Alves Submission (north/south choke) June 5, 2010
Win 62-11 Brazil Chico Mendes Submission (north/south choke)
Loss 61-11 Brazil Braulio Estima Submission (arm-in rear naked choke) ADCC 2009 Absolute No-Gi September 27, 2009 SpainBarcelona
Win 61-10 Brazil Bruno Bastos Submission (rear naked choke)
Loss 60-10 Brazil Pablo Popovitch Points (1-3) -77kg
Win 60-9 Japan K-Taro Nakamura Submission (guillotine choke)
Win 59-9 Brazil Kron Gracie Submission (guillotine choke) September 26, 2009
Win 58-9 Australia Rodney Ellis Submission (guillotine choke)
Win 57-9 Brazil Lucas Leite Points (6-0) World Jiu-Jitsu Championship -82kg Gi May 31, 2009 United StatesLong Beach, CA
Win 56-9 Brazil Tiago Alves Advantages (4-2)
Win 55-9 Norway Nik Ruben Nikolaisen Submission (choke) May 30, 2009
Loss 54-9 Brazil Braulio Estima Submission (triangle choke) World Professional Jiu-Jitsu Cup Absolute Gi 2009 United Arab EmiratesAbu Dhabi
Win 54-8 Brazil Victor Estima Submission (choke)
Win 53-8 Brazil Eduardo Santoro Points
Win 52-8 Brazil Elmoutti Azedine Submission (choke)
Loss 52-8 Brazil Michael Langhi Points (advantage) -75kg
Win 52-7 Brazil Michel Maia Submission (rear naked choke)
Loss 51-7 United States Robert Drysdale Submission (darce choke) ADCC 2007 Absolute No-Gi May 6, 2007 United StatesTrenton, NJ
Win 50-6 Brazil Alexandre Ferreira Submission (rear naked choke)
Win 49-6 Brazil Rolles Gracie Verbal Submission (armlock)
Win 48-6 Brazil Mario Miranda Submission (north/south choke)
Win 47-6 Brazil Pablo Popovitch Submission (north/south choke) -77kg May 5, 2007
Win 46-6 Brazil Mike Fowler Submission (guillotine choke)
Win 45-6 United States Kurt Pellegrino Submission (rear naked choke) May 4, 2007
Win 44-6 Australia George Sotiropoulos Submission (guillotine choke)
Win 43-6 Brazil Gregor Gracie Submission (north/south choke) Grapplers Quest Superfight No-Gi February 21, 2007 United States Trenton, NJ
Win 42-6 United States Marcos Avellan Submission (rear naked choke)
Win 41-6 Brazil Edson Diniz Submission (triangle armbar)
Win 40-6 Brazil Adriano Silva Submission (armbar) Pan American Championship -82kg Gi 2007 United States Long Beach, CA
Win 39-6 Brazil Rodrigo Texieira Submission (armlock)
Win 38-9 United States Jake Shields Submission (guillotine choke) PSL: X-Mission Superfight No-Gi November 17, 2006 United States Los Angeles, CA
Loss 37-6 Brazil Roger Gracie Submission (choke) World Jiu-Jitsu Championship Absolute Gi 2006 Brazil Rio de Janeiro
Win 37-5 United States Robert Drysdale Points (3-0)
Win 36-5 Brazil Thiago Gaia Submission
Win 35-5 Brazil Andre Galvao Points (2-0) -82kg
Win 34-5 Brazil Daniel Moraes Disqualification (stalling)
Win 33-5 Brazil Murilo Santana
Win 32-5 United States Cameron Earle Submission (north/south choke) PSL: LA Sub-X Superfight No-Gi May 26, 2006 United States Los Angeles, CA
Win 31-5 Brazil Demian Maia Points Brazilian National Championship Absolute Gi 2006 Brazil Rio de Janeiro
Win 30-5 Brazil Andre Galvao Submission (Katahajime)
Win 29-5 Brazil Adriano Camolesi
Win 28-5 Brazil Roberto de Abreu
Win 27-5 Brazil Andre Galvao Points (6-2) -82kg
Win 26-5 Brazil Gustavo Campos
Win 25-5 Brazil Alexandre Ribeiro Submission (rear naked choke) ADCC 2005 Absolute No-Gi 2005 United States Long Beach, CA
Loss 24-5 Brazil Ronaldo Souza Submission (kimura)
Win 24-4 United States Diego Sanchez Submission (armbar)
Win 23-4 United States Ricco Rodriguez Submission (heel hook)
Win 22-4 Brazil Pablo Popovitch Submission (wristlock) -77kg
Win 21-4 Brazil Leo Santos Points
Win 20-4 Japan Shinya Aoki Submission (rear naked choke)
Win 19-4 United States Chris Brennan Technical Submission (injury)
Loss 18-4 Brazil Roger Gracie Points (10-2) World Jiu-Jitsu Championship Absolute Gi 2004 Brazil Rio de Janeiro
Win 18-3 Brazil Cássio Werneck Points (9-0)
Win 17-3 Brazil Flávio Serafim Submission (choke)
Loss 16-3 Brazil Alexandre Ribeiro Points (6-0) Brazilian National Championship Absolute Gi 2004 Brazil Rio de Janeiro
Win 16-2 Brazil Eric Vanderlei Submission (choke)
Win 15-2 Brazil Marcio Corleta Submission (choke)
Win 14-2 Brazil Flávio Serafim Submission (armbar) -82kg
Win 13-2 Brazil Felipe Simão
Win 12-2 Brazil Renato Sobral Points (6-0) Campos Submission Wrestling 3 Absolute No-Gi 2004 Brazil Campos
Win 11=2 Brazil Gabriel Gonzaga Points (4-0)
Win 10-2 Brazil Marcos Oliveira Submission (rear naked choke)
Win 9-2 Brazil Thales Leites Submission (rear naked choke) -88kg
Win 8-2 Brazil Bruno Bastos Submission (rear naked choke)
Win 7-2 Brazil Leonardo Nascimento Submission (armbar)
Loss 6-2 Brazil Fernando Augusto Submission (triangle choke) World Jiu-Jitsu Championship -82kg Gi 2003 Brazil Rio de Janeiro
Win 6-1 Brazil Marcelo Brito Submission (rear naked choke)
Loss 5-1 Brazil Marcio Cruz Points (6-0) ADCC 2003 Absolute No-Gi May 18, 2003 Brazil São Paulo
Win 5-0 United States Mike Van Arsdale Submission (rear naked choke)
Win 4-0 Norway Otto Olsen Submission (rear naked choke) -77kg
Win 3-0 Brazil Vitor "Shaolin" Ribeiro Submission (rear naked choke)
Win 2-0 Brazil Renzo Gracie Points (9-0) May 17, 2003
Win 1-0 Japan Kiuma Kunioku Submission (rear naked choke)

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 and accomplishments[edit]

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.  External link in |publisher= (help)
  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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