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Top 8 Best Jiu Jitsu Fighters 

Top 8 Best Jiu Jitsu Fighters

We have seen the incredible BJJ Black Belt holders. It is a difficult task for us to rank the best jiu jitsu fighters at once. The best BJJ black belt holder players are exceptional at depicting their BJJ skills while they are on the BJJ mat. We have listed the best eight jiu jitsu fighters below if you are also searching for them.

We have chosen these eight fighters on the basis of their weight classes, win and loss track. The purpose of collecting and compiling the data in the blog is to let you know your favorite players’ introduction and the No Gi BJJ journey.

 

Gordon Ryan

Name

Gordon Ryan

Age

27 Years

MMA Record

IBJJF World No-Gi Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Championship

Weight

218 lbs. / 99 kg

Rank

Black Belt

Best Technique

Heel Hook / Triangle

Total wins/Losses

90/5

In 1995, Gordon Ryan was born in the US. When Gordon Ryan was 15 years old in 2010, he first discovered BJJ. After one year of BJJ training, Ryan competed in professional grappling in 2011 as a brown belt. He is renowned for winning No-Gi BJJ matches against opponents twice his size. Gordon Ryan is a dominant skilled DDS (Danaher Death Squad) member.

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 Lifetime Achievement

Gordon Ryan has achieved an exceptional career at an early age. He still has time to work towards his lifetime achievement.

 

Main Achievements

Events

Years

Position

Medal

Super Fight: Two Times Who Number One

2021
N/A
Gold

ADCC World Champion

2019
1st
N/A

IBJJF Pans No-Gi Championship

2018
1st
Gold

IBJJF Worlds No-Gi Championship

2018
1st
Gold

NAGA World Champion

2015
1st
Gold

United Grappling Association

2015
1st
Gold

Grappling Record

Wins

BY POINTS

BY SUB

BY DECISION

PENALTIES

90

3

74

4

1

Nick Rodriguez

Name

Nicholas Pete Rodriguez

Age

25 years

MMA Record

MMA Fighter

Weight

220 lbs. / 100 kg

Rank

Brown Belt

Best Technique

Blitz Pass

Total wins/Losses

21/9

We have seen the incredible BJJ Black Belt holders. It is a difficult task for us to rank the best jiu jitsu fighters at once. The best BJJ black belt holder players are exceptional at depicting their BJJ skills while they are on the BJJ mat. We have listed the best eight jiu jitsu fighters below if you are also searching for them. Nick Rodriguez, often known as the Black Belt Slayer, is an expert in No Gi BJJ. In 1996, he was born in New Jersey. Rodriguez began training in BJJ at the age of 12, participating in high school and earning a spot in the senior tournament. In addition to winning the 2018 IBJJF World Championship, Rodriguez received his blue belt. Rodriguez competed in the ADCC World Championship in 2019 and won a silver medal, earning a promotion to the purple belt. Lifetime Achievement He achieved an impressive career at a very early age. Still, he has the time to accomplish more lifetime achievements.

Lifetime Achievement

Nick Rodriguez has achieved a notable career already at such a young age. He still has time to work towards his lifetime achievement.

Main Achievements

Events

Years

Position

Medal

ADCC US West Coast Trials

2019
1st
Gold

ADCC World Championships

2019
2nd
N/A

Kasai 7 HW Grand Prix

2020
3rd
N/A

ADCC US East Coast Trials

2018
3rd
N/A

Grappling Record

Wins

BY POINTS

BY SUB

BY DECISION

PENALTIES

21

5

9

5

1

Royler Gracie

Name

Royler Gracie

Age

56 years

MMA Record

IBJJF World No-Gi Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Championship

Weight

154 lbs. / 70 kg

Rank

Black Belt

Best Technique

N/A

Total wins/Losses

34/6

Royler Gracie was born in 1965 in Brazil. His father, Helio Gracie, started teaching him BJJ when he was young. Royler Gracie developed his skill set by learning how to wrestle while standing up when he made the decision to compete in MMA. Royler won nine No Gi matches throughout his career, winning three ADCC championships. In his whole career, Royler only ever suffered one No Gi defeat.

Lifetime Achievement

Royler Gracie was included in the UFC Hall of Fame in 2003.

 

Main Achievements

Events

Years

Position

Medal

World No-Gi Championship

1999
N/A
Gold

ADCC Champion

2001
1st
N/A

Pan American Champion

1999
N/A
N/A

CBJJE World championship

2008
1st
Gold

Grappling Record

Wins

BY POINTS

BY SUB

BY DECISION

PENALTIES

34

19

10

1

0

Rubens Charles

Name

Rubens Charles

Age

42 years

MMA Record

MMA Fighter

Weight

154.5 lbs. / 70 kg

Rank

Black Belt

Best Technique

De La Riva Guard

Total wins/Losses

118/21

Rubens Charles Rubens Charles was born in 1979 in Londrina, Brazil. When Charles was 21, he first became interested in BJJ. After receiving his purple belt in high school, he decided to dedicate his life to BJJ. He would eventually obtain his black belt and the nickname “Cobrinha.” He won his first gold medal at the 2013 ADCC World Championship by defeating Rafael Mendes. Charles earned three gold and two silver medals in the 66 kg division at the ADCC championships after defeating a number of opponents. Additionally, he received four gold medals in the IBJJF World No Gi Championship.

Lifetime Achievement

In 2021, after becoming a three-time ADCC champion, he was inducted into the ADDC Hall of 

fame.

 

Main Achievements

Events

Years

Position

Medal

IBJJF World Champion

2017
1st
N/A

IBJJF Pan Championship

2017
1st
N/A

ADCC

2013-15-17
1st
N/A

IBJJF World No-Gi Championship

2007-08-11-12
1st
Gold

Grappling Record

Wins

BY POINTS

BY SUB

BY DECISION

PENALTIES

118

41

63

6

0

Andre Galvao

Name

Andre Galvao

Age

39 Years

MMA Record

3rd Place IBJJF World Championship

Weight

170 lbs. / 77 kg

Rank

4th Degree Black Belt

Best Technique

Guard Passing

Total wins/Losses

161/29

Andre Galvao was born in Brazil in 1982. As a teenager, he dedicated himself to BJJ. Galvao quickly established himself as a skilled wrestler. Throughout his career, Andre Galvao won the IBJJF, Pan American, and CBJJE World Championships. Galvao ended his BJJ career on a high note. Although he stopped competing in BJJ matches, he remained active by working as a coach and trainer at the Atos Jiu Jitsu Academy.

Galvao has led BJJ seminars throughout his BJJ career, volunteering to teach BJJ philosophy, motivating techniques, and abilities to BJJ trainees. He leads the Atos Jiu Jitsu Association as its president.

Lifetime Achievement

Galvao was inducted into the IBJJF Hall of Fame in 2022.

 

Main Achievements

Events

Years

Position

Medal

IBJJF Worlds No-Gi Championship

2017
N/A
Gold

ADCC SuperFight Winner

2017
1st
N/A

UAEJJF Abu Dhabi

2016
2nd
N/A

IBJJF Pan American Champion

2016/2017
N/A
N/A

CBJJE World Championship

2008
1st
Gold

Grappling Record

Wins

BY POINTS

BY SUB

BY DECISION

PENALTIES

157

59

73

9

3

Gabrielle Garcia

Name

Gabrielle Lemos Garcia

Age

36 Years

MMA Record

1st Place IBJJF World Championship

Weight

15 lbs / 69 kg

Rank

Black Belt

Best Technique

Americana / Kimura lock

Total wins/Losses

71/9

In 1985, Gabrielle Garcia was born in Brazil. Garcia began studying jiu jitsu at the age of 13 from her uncle. She quickly developed herself as a fierce competitor with her natural BJJ talent. Garcia’s dedication to BJJ led her to win the Pan American Championship and earn a black belt. She was famous for competing in the 60 kg division of the ADCC World Championship on many occasions.

After losing the IBJJF World Championship in 2021, Garcia decided to stop competing. She declared her retirement in writing.

Lifetime Achievement

Gabrielle Garcia was eventually inducted into the IBJJF Hall of Fame as a heavyweight fighter.

 

Main Achievements

Events

Years

Position

Medal

ADCC World Championship

2011/2013/2017/2019
1st
Gold

IBJJF World Championship

2010/2011/2012
1st
N/A

IBJJF Pans Championship

2010/2011/2019
1st
N/A

IBJJF World Championship

2021
3rd
N/A

CBJJ Brazilian Nationals

2010
1st
Gold

UAEJJF Abu Dhabi Pro Champion

2010/2011
1st
N/A

Grappling Record

Wins

BY POINTS

BY SUB

BY DECISION

PENALTIES

71

25

37

3

1

Ricardo Arona

Name

Ricardo Arona

Age

44 Years

MMA Record

PRIDE Fighting Championship

Weight

200 lbs / 91 kg

Rank

4th Degree Black Belt

Best Technique

Double Leg Takedowns

Total wins/Losses

14/5

 

Ricardo Arona’s proficiency in BJJ, submission wrestling, and MMA makes him a well-rounded competitor. Arona has won the ADCC three times. While competing at the Pride Fighting Championships, he picked up the nickname “the Brazilian Tiger.” After attaining his purple belt, Arona was named Brazilian National Champion in 1994.

Lifetime Achievement

Ricardo Arona has been inducted into the ADCC Hall of Fame.

Main Achievements

Events

Years

Position

Medal

ADCC Championship

2000/2001
1st
Gold

World Championship

1998/1999
1st
N/A

World Championship Runner-Up

1999/2000
1st
N/A

Grappling Record

Wins

BY POINTS

BY SUB

BY DECISION

PENALTIES

14

9

2

1

2

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