Wellington "Megaton" Dias
|Wellington "Megaton" Dias|
Megaton Dias teaching a Gracie Jiu-Jitsu seminar in November 2011.
October 2, 1967 |
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
|Residence||Phoenix, Arizona, U.S.|
|Teacher(s)||Royler Gracie, Rickson Gracie, Helio Gracie|
5th degree black belt in |
3rd degree black belt in judo
|Notable students||Kyle Watson, Mackenzie Dern, Evan Dunham, Jack McVicker|
Wellington Leal "Megaton" Dias (born October 2, 1967) is a Brazilian jiu-jitsu (BJJ) practitioner, and an official black belt representative of the Royler Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Association. Wellington originally trained under Rogerio Camoes and later at the legendary Gracie Humaitá jiu-jitsu school in Rio de Janeiro. Wellington received his black belt at the age of 18. Wellington is currently a fifth degree black belt under Royler Gracie.
Wellington is a multiple Pan-American medalist, European medalist, Worlds medalist, US National medalist, Rickson Gracie International Championship medalist, Rio de Janeiro State Champion and Abu Dhabi veteran, among other accomplishments.
He is the only Brazilian jiu-jitsu competitor to have competed in all 23 World Jiu-Jitsu Championships, realized since (and including) the first edition in 1996.
Wellington Dias resides in Phoenix where he directs the Megaton Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Academy, the first BJJ academy in Arizona. Megaton has trained in judo and Brazilian jiu-jitsu since 1976. His wife Luciana and daughter Mackenzie Dern are also black belts in the discipline, under his tutelage.
Dias is nicknamed "Megaton" because of his judo training and propensity to launch his competitors high into the air, similar to the blast of a nuclear bomb. "Megaton" was named the #1 ranked nickname in MMA by SubFighter.
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