Nino Schembri

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Antônio Schembri
BornAntônio Schembri
(1974-06-01) 1 June 1974 (age 45)
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Other namesNino, Elvis
ResidenceRedondo Beach, California, U.S.
Height5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Weight176 lb (80 kg; 12.6 st)
TeamNino Schembri Team
Rankblack belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu
Mixed martial arts record
By knockout1
By submission3
By decision1
By knockout2
By decision3
Notable studentsMauricio Rua, BJJ[1]
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Antônio "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 of Jiu-Jitsu with focus on submission and creative attacks.

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

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Professional record breakdown
10 matches 5 wins 5 losses
By knockout 1 2
By submission 3 0
By decision 1 3
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 Barueri, Brazil
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 - Clash of the Titans May 27, 2001 1 7:17 Yokohama, Japan


  1. ^ "The Original Jiu-Jitsu Magazine". GRACIEMAG.
  2. ^ Rami Genauer (9 May 2007). "MMA IN DC: IS THE U.S. CAPITAL READY FOR MMA?". MMA Weekly. Retrieved 26 January 2011.

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