Marcelo Garcia

marcelo garciaNickname: Marcelinho
Born in 1983
Home: Minas Gerais – Brasil
Style: Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Submission Fighting
Team: Alliance
Division: under 76.9 Kg

ADCC record:
2007 – under 77 Kg Champion / Absolute: silver
2005 – under 77 Kg Champion / Absolute: bronze
2003 – under 77 Kg Champion

Abu Dhabi Pro Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Cup record:
2009 – under 75 Kg: silver/ Absolute: bronze

Pan American Jiu-Jitsu Championship record:
2007 – under 82 Kg Champion

Brazilian National Championship record:
2006 – under 82 Kg Champion / Absolute Champion
2004 – under 82 Kg Champion / Absolute: silver

World Jiu-Jitsu Championship record:
2009 – under 82 Kg Champion
2006 – under 82 Kg Champion / Absolute: bronze
2004 – under 82 Kg Champion / Absolute: bronze
2003 – under 82 Kg: silver

Grappling record: 56 – 8 – 0 (70% of victories by submission)
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Marcelinho Garcia is a world-renown teacher and competitor of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Considered by many to be the best pound for pound submission grappler (for no-gi) in the world, Garcia is a black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu under Fabio Gurgel of Team Alliance. In addition to his current titles, he has won the Brazilian Jiu Jitsu World Championships at all belt levels (blue, purple, brown and black), and the Submissions Fighting World Championships (ADCC) three times in a row (2003, 2005, and 2007), in which he was voted the most technical competitor in 2003 and 2007, and participant in the best match of 2005. In addition to his competition experience, Marcelo is a foremost expert in teaching Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.  With his careful attention to detail and his friendly and charismatic personality, he is one of the most sought after instructors in the world, teaching seminars and lessons to professional fighters and grapplers, celebrities, hobbyists, and aficionados of martial arts.
At K-1 HERO’S Korea 2007, Marcelo lost his MMA debut against Dae Won Kim twenty seconds into the second round by doctor’s stoppage due to a cut above his eye. Recently, it was announced that Garcia has joined up with American Top Team in Florida in order to improve his MMA skills. He will continue to fight in BJJ competitions under the Alliance team while representing ATT in future MMA events. In September 2008, Marcelo opened up a Jiu-Jitsu school in Pembroke Pines, a city in south Florida located between Miami and Ft. Lauderdale.

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