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 38)
Formiga, Minas Gerais, Brazil
ResidenceNew York City, New York
NationalityBrazilian
TeamAlliance Jiu Jitsu
Rank  4th degree black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Under Fabio Gurgel
Websitehttps://www.mginaction.com/
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Marcelo Garcia (born January 17, 1983) is a Brazilian grappler and jiu-jitsu competitor who was 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 made his MMA debut. He lost this against Dae Won Kim twenty seconds into the second round by doctor's stoppage, due to a cut above his eye. He never took another MMA match.

In September 2008, Marcelo opened up a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu school in Pembroke Pines, a city in South Florida located between Miami and Fort Lauderdale. In September 2009, Marcelo opened an academy in Manhattan, New York City, which has become one of the most well-known BJJ schools in the world. Videos of Marcelo rolling with visiting famous grapplers from around the world are periodically released.

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

Grappling record[edit]

90 Matches, 79 Wins (59 Submissions), 11 Losses (6 Submissions)
Result Rec. Opponent Method Event Division Type Date Location
Win 80–11 Brazil Leo Vieira Submission (triangle choke) ADCC 2011 –77 kg Nogi September 25, 2011 United KingdomNottingham
Win 79–11 Brazil Kron Gracie Points (2–0)
Win 78–11 Brazil Victor Estima Submission (guillotine choke) September 24, 2011
Win 77–11 Australia David Hart Submission (guillotine choke)
Win 76–11 Brazil Lucas Leite Points (2–0) World Jiu-Jitsu Championship –82 kg Gi June 5, 2011 United StatesLong Beach, CA
Win 75–11 Brazil Gustavo Campos Submission (armbar)
Win 74–11 Brazil Victor Estima Points (3–0)
Win 73–11 Brazil Vitor Henrique Injury June 4, 2011
Win 72-11 Brazil n/a Points (5–0)
Win 71–11 Brazil Claudio Calasans Points (2–0) World Jiu-Jitsu Championship –82 kg Gi June 6, 2010 United StatesLong Beach, CA
Win 70–11 Brazil Kayron Gracie Points (5–0)
Win 69–11 Brazil Murilo Santana Points (8–2)
Win 68-11 Brazil Bruno Alves Submission (north/south choke) June 5, 2010
Win 67-11 Brazil Chico Mendes Submission (north/south choke)
Win 66–11 Brazil Lucas Leite Points (6-0) World Jiu-Jitsu Championship –82 kg Gi June, 2009 United StatesLong Beach, CA
Loss 65–11 Brazil Braulio Estima Submission (arm-in rear naked choke) ADCC 2009 Absolute Nogi September 27, 2009 SpainBarcelona
Win 65–10 Brazil Bruno Bastos Submission (rear naked choke)
Loss 64–10 Brazil Pablo Popovitch Points (1–3) –77 kg
Win 64–9 Japan K-Taro Nakamura Submission (guillotine choke)
Win 63–9 Brazil Kron Gracie Submission (guillotine choke) September 26, 2009
Win 62–9 Australia Rodney Ellis Submission (guillotine choke)
Win 61–9 Brazil Lucas Leite Points (6–0) World Jiu-Jitsu Championship –82 kg Gi May 31, 2009 United StatesLong Beach, CA
Win 60–9 Brazil Tiago Alves Advantages (4–2)
Win 59–9 Norway Nik Ruben Nikolaisen Submission (choke) May 30, 2009
Loss 58–9 Brazil Braulio Estima Submission (triangle choke) World Professional Jiu-Jitsu Cup Absolute Gi 2009 United Arab EmiratesAbu Dhabi
Win 58–8 Brazil Victor Estima Submission (choke)
Win 57–8 Brazil Eduardo Santoro Points
Win 56–8 Brazil Elmoutti Azedine Submission (choke)
Loss 55–8 Brazil Michael Langhi Points (advantage) –75 kg
Win 55–7 Brazil Michel Maia Submission (rear naked choke)
Loss 54–7 United States Robert Drysdale Submission (darce choke) ADCC 2007 Absolute Nogi May 6, 2007 United StatesTrenton, NJ
Win 54–6 Brazil Alexandre Ferreira Submission (rear naked choke)
Win 53–6 Brazil Rolles Gracie Verbal Submission (armlock)
Win 52–6 Brazil Mario Miranda Submission (north/south choke)
Win 51–6 Brazil Pablo Popovitch Submission (north/south choke) –77 kg May 5, 2007
Win 50–6 United States Mike Fowler Submission (guillotine choke)
Win 49–6 United States Kurt Pellegrino Submission (rear naked choke) May 4, 2007
Win 48–6 Australia George Sotiropoulos Submission (guillotine choke)
Win 47–6 Brazil Gregor Gracie Submission (north/south choke) Grapplers Quest Superfight Nogi February 21, 2007 United States Trenton, NJ
Win 46–6 United States Marcos Avellan Submission (rear naked choke)
Win 45–6 Brazil Edson Diniz Submission (triangle armbar)
Win 44–6 Brazil Adriano Silva Submission (armbar) Pan American Championship –82 kg Gi 2007 United States Long Beach, CA
Win 43–6 Brazil Rodrigo Texieira Submission (armlock)
Win 42–6 United States Jake Shields Submission (guillotine choke) PSL: X-Mission Superfight Nogi November 17, 2006 United States Los Angeles, CA
Loss 41–6 Brazil Roger Gracie Submission (choke) World Jiu-Jitsu Championship Absolute Gi 2006 Brazil Rio de Janeiro
Win 41–5 United States Robert Drysdale Points (3–0)
Win 40–5 Brazil Thiago Gaia Submission
Win 39–5 Brazil Andre Galvao Points (2–0) –82 kg
Win 38–5 Brazil Daniel Moraes Disqualification (stalling)
Win 37–5 Brazil Murilo Santana
Win 36–5 United States Cameron Earle Submission (north/south choke) PSL: LA Sub-X Superfight Nogi May 26, 2006 United States Los Angeles, CA
Win 35–5 Brazil Demian Maia Points Brazilian National Championship Absolute Gi 2006 Brazil Rio de Janeiro
Win 34–5 Brazil Andre Galvao Submission (Katahajime)
Win 33–5 Brazil Adriano Camolesi
Win 32–5 Brazil Roberto de Abreu
Win 31–5 Brazil Andre Galvao Points (6–2) –82 kg
Win 30–5 Brazil Gustavo Campos
Win 29–5 Brazil Alexandre Ribeiro Submission (rear naked choke) ADCC 2005 Absolute Nogi May 29, 2005 United States Long Beach, CA
Loss 28–5 Brazil Ronaldo Souza Submission (kimura)
Win 28–4 United States Diego Sanchez Submission (armbar)
Win 27–4 United States Ricco Rodriguez Submission (heel hook)
Win 26–4 Brazil Pablo Popovitch Submission (wristlock) –77 kg
Win 25–4 Brazil Leonardo Santos Points
Win 24–4 Japan Shinya Aoki Submission (rear naked choke) May 28, 2005
Win 23–4 United States Chris Brennan Technical Submission (injury)
Loss 22–4 Brazil Roger Gracie Points (10–2) World Jiu-Jitsu Championship Absolute Gi 2004 Brazil Rio de Janeiro
Win 22–3 Brazil Cássio Werneck Points (9–0)
Win 21–3 Brazil Flávio Serafim Submission (choke)
Loss 20–3 Brazil Alexandre Ribeiro Points (6–0) Brazilian National Championship Absolute Gi 2004 Brazil Rio de Janeiro
Win 20–2 Brazil Eric Vanderlei Submission (rear naked choke)
Win 19–2 Brazil Marcio Corleta Submission (choke)
Win 18–2 Brazil Flávio Serafim Submission (armbar) –82 kg
Win 17–2 Brazil Felipe Simão
Win 16–2 Brazil Fernando Paulon Submission (choke)
Win 15–2 Brazil Adriano Ribeiro Submission (armbar)
Win 14–2 Brazil Renato Sobral Points (6–0) Campos Submission Wrestling 3 Absolute Nogi 2004 Brazil Campos
Win 13–2 Brazil Gabriel Gonzaga Points (4–0)
Win 12–2 Brazil Marcos Oliveira Submission (rear naked choke)
Win 11–2 Brazil Thales Leites Submission (rear naked choke) –88 kg
Win 10–2 Brazil Bruno Bastos Submission (rear naked choke)
Win 9–2 Brazil Leonardo Nascimento Submission (armbar)
Loss 8–2 Brazil Fernando Augusto Submission (triangle choke) World Jiu-Jitsu Championship –82 kg Gi 2003 Brazil Rio de Janeiro
Win 8–1 Brazil Marcelo Brito Submission (rear naked choke)
Loss 7–1 Brazil Marcio Cruz Points (6–0) ADCC 2003 Absolute Nogi May 18, 2003 Brazil São Paulo
Win 7–0 United States Mike Van Arsdale Submission (rear naked choke)
Win 6–0 Norway Otto Olsen Submission (rear naked choke) –77 kg
Win 5–0 Brazil Vítor Ribeiro Submission (rear naked choke)
Win 4–0 Brazil Renzo Gracie Points (9–0) May 17, 2003
Win 3–0 Japan Kiuma Kunioku Submission (rear naked choke
Win 2–0 Brazil Fábio Negão Nascimento Submission (rear naked choke) Ubatuba –77kg Nogi 2002 Brazil Ubatuba
Win 1–0 Brazil Adriano Pires Submission (rear naked choke)

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Professional record breakdown
1 match 0 wins 1 loss
By knockout 0 1
By submission 0 0
By decision 0 0
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

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ BJJ Heroes (June 4, 2010). "Top 10 BJJ Fighters of all Time". www.bjjheroes.com. Retrieved 2012-07-29. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ "Marcelo Garcia Wins 5th Mundial Gold in Impressive Fashion". bloodyelbow.com. Retrieved 2011-06-28. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ "www.adcombat.net". www.adcombat.net. Retrieved 2011-09-03. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ "www.adcombat.net". www.adcombat.net. Retrieved 2011-09-03. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ "www.adcombat.net". www.adcombat.net. Retrieved 2011-09-03. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. ^ "www.adcombat.net". www.adcombat.net. Retrieved 2011-09-03. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
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