Fabricio Werdum

fabricio werdumNickname: “Vai Cavalo!”
Born in 1977
Home: Porto Alegre – Brasil
Style: Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Team: Chute Boxe
Division: over 99 Kg

ADCC record:
-ADCC 2007  over 99 Kg: 1st place
-ADCC 2005  over 99 Kg: 3rd place
-ADCC 2003 over 99 kg: 2nd place
-ADCC 2003 Absolute: 3rd place

MMA record:
11 – 4 – 1
(45% of victories by submission)

fabricio Werdum

BJJ record:
- World Jiu Jitsu Champion 2004
- World Jiu Jitsu Champion 2003
- World JJ Champion 2000 (weight and absolute)
- World Jiu Jitsu Cup Champion 2004
- 3 times Panamerican JJ Champion (2000, 2001, 2002)
- 5 times European Champion (1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003)
- US Open 2003 Champion

Werdum started training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu after a recommendation from his ex-girlfriend. He trained with Marcio Corletta at the Porto Alegre Academy (Sylvio Behring’s). After success in competitive BJJ and submission wrestling, he started his career in MMA. Some years before he went to Spain, to join his mother who had moved to the city of Madrid. At the age of 17, soon after his arrival to Spain, still purple belt, Fabricio started teaching the art of BJJ in Madrid and other cities of Spain. Despite training with just white and blue belts, he became BJJ World Champion, being promoted to the rank of black belt by Sylvio Behring 3 years later. He has therefore made a great contribution in spreading BJJ in Spain where many of his former students keep spreading the art of BJJ nowadays. Since 2002 he devoted himself to MMA, becoming a Pride star after fighting in events like Millenium London and Jungle Fight.

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