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Adam Benayoun - Highly Competitive BJJ Black Belt

Adam Benayoun - Highly Competitive BJJ Black Belt

1. Adam Benayoun’s Details

Adam Benayoun’s Details
Name Adam Benayoun
Nickname N/A
Born New York, America
Date of Birth July 19, 1990
Net Worth N/A
Weight Division Featherweight
Height N/A
College N/A
Rank Black Belt
Last Fight 2022
Favorite Position Triangle Choke
Head Coach Ryan Hall
Lineage Carlos Gracie > Helio Gracie > Rolls Gracie > Romero Cavalcanti > Rodrigo “Comprido” Medeiros > Felipe Costa > Ryan Hall > Adam Benayoun
Fighting out of N/A
Team Association Fifty/50 Martial Arts Academy
Current Streak 50-23-3
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2. Adam Benayoun’s Biography

Adam Benayoun is a 1st-degree BJJ black belt and a skilled grappler. He was born in New York and began his initial training there. He is a representative of Fifty/50 Martial Arts Academy and is also the owner of Black Cat Jiu Jitsu Academy. Adam possesses a supreme passion and skill set that makes his individuality distinct. Adam is a fantastic BJJ mind with extensive competitive experience.

2.1. Adam Benayoun’s Early Life

In 2008, Adam began jiu-jitsu training under Lucas Lepri, Marcelo Garcia, Babs Olusanmokun, and Clemente. At an early age, Adam began employing his learning in BJJ competitions after developing the idea that technique is superior to strength. He excelled in fighting on regional level Jiu-Jitsu games. He provided training at Hawaii Academy after getting the blue and purple  belts. While he was working as an instructor at Hawaii Academy, his interest in sharing martial arts teachings developed gradually.

2.2. Marcelo Garcia’s Training

Adam moved to America and joined Marcelo Garcia’s Alliance Academy. Under the marcelo;’s supervision, he earned the brown belt. eventually earned his brown belt. After this achievement, Adam continued to train extensively under the supervision of legendary Marcelo Garcia.

2.3. Adam Benayoun’s Black Belt

At Clemente’s academy, Adam developed a strong relationship with Ryan Hall during his training period. At that time, Adam was a blue belt. Adam also made multiple visits to Fifty/50 Jiu-Jitsu Academy as a brown belt. Then based on his interest, Adam was asked to join the team as a coach. Adam Benayoun accepted the offer and started working there. On December 20, 2017, an award ceremony was held in America where Adam received his black belt under Ryan Hall. He is the 4th person to receive the black belt under Ryan Hall. He has been a  top-notch BJJ competitor in various championships including the European Title Championship, IBJJF Pan American Championship, and New York Pro championships.

2.4. Black Cat Jiu-Jitsu Academy

In 2022, Adam Benayoun founded a Jiu-Jitsu academy named Black Cat Jiu-Jitsu. Adam is successfully running this academy as the head coach. In Washington, D.C., Black Cat Academy is the Fifty/50 Jiu-Jitsu Academy’s first affiliate academy. ​Adam’s main goal is to bring the ideal Jiu-Jitsu to Springfield, Virginia, through the Black Cat Jiu-Jitsu Academy. This academy offers a secure learning environment where students can develop a vivid understanding of BJJ in a calm and competitive environment.

Black Cat Jiu-Jitsu Academy is equipped with various facilities including over 1000 sq ft of mat space, a complete renovation from floor to ceiling, a VIP laundry facility, locker rooms, and many more amenities. The entire curriculum of this academy is personally developed by Adam Benayoun. As a mixed martial arts corner, Adam is a promising resource, having conquered bouts in ONE FC, FURY FC, UFC, and many more.

2.5. Adam as an Instructor

Adam Benayoun is undoubtedly a remarkable instructor. He can convert complex concepts to beginner-friendly and accessible formats and always provides instructions clearly and concisely. He always prevented the inappropriate usage of complex terminologies, making concepts simple for learners' ease. Due to his teaching capability, anyone can immediately resonate with him and his learning ideas. His lectures do not include any boring factors, and BJJ students surely learn with interest due to his impressive skills. In a recent interview, when Adam was asked about his biggest learning in the competition, he said:

‘’The toughest thing for me was wanting to have big results and not knowing if it would ever come. I’m going to just keep working like good things are going to happen for me and that's just learning how to persevere through hard times.’’

3. Adam Benayoun’s Historic Fights

3.1. Gavin Corbe vs Adam Benayoun

In the 2022 Pan No-Gi Championship, Adam Benayoun faced Gavin Corbe. There was a thrilling fight between these powerful competitors. Gavin Corbe attempted the guard and multiple sweeping positions. Both fighters tried hard for submission. Finally,Gavin Corbe secured the winning title based on the referee's decision.

Year Event Opponent W/L/D Method Stage Weight Class
2022 Pan No-Gi Championship Gavin Corbe L Referee decision F Featherweight

3.2. Adam Benayoun vs Damion Oranday

Adam Benayoun competed against Damion Oranday at the 2022 New Orleans Open No-Gi Championship in the lightweight division. Adam Benayoun won the match by excellently attempting the inside heel hook technique.

Year Event Opponent W/L/D Method Stage Weight Class
2022 New Orleans Open NoGi Championship Damion Oranday W Inside Heel Hook F Featherweight

3.3. Thiago Macedo VS Adam Benayoun

In the 2020 Pan Championship, Adam Benayoun faced Thiago Macedo. Both fighters showed their remarkable grappling skills throughout the entire fight. However, Thiago won the match with an armbar submission.

Year Event Opponent W/L/D Method Stage Weight Class
2020 Pan Championship Thiago Macedo L Armbar Submission F Featherweight

4. Adam Benayoun’s Main Achievements

4.1. Adam Benayoun’s National And International Achievements

Year Event Medal/Position Weight Division
2018 Canada Nat. Pro GoldGold Medal Icon Featherweight
2018 Copa Virginia GoldGold Medal Icon Lightweight
2018 Chicago Sp. Open BronzeBronze Medal Icon Featherweight
2018 Atlanta Sp. Open BronzeBronze Medal Icon Featherweight
2018 Atlanta Sp. Open BronzeBronze Medal Icon ABS
2018 NY Spring Open GoldGold Medal Icon Featherweight
2018 No Gi Pan Am. BronzeBronze Medal Icon Featherweight
2018 Miami FO GoldGold Medal Icon Featherweight
2018 Charlotte Open SilverSilver Medal Icon Featherweight
2018 Denver Fall Open GoldGold Medal Icon Featherweight
2019 Atlanta WO BronzeBronze Medal Icon Featherweight
2019 US Continental SilverSilver Medal Icon 69 kg
2019 Canada Pro GoldGold Medal Icon 70 kg
2019 Canada Pro BronzeBronze Medal Icon ABS
2020 Atlanta WO SilverSilver Medal Icon Featherweight
2020 Kansas Open BronzeBronze Medal Icon Featherweight
2020 Oklahoma Open GoldGold Medal Icon Featherweight
2021 Orlando NGO GoldGold Medal Icon 67 kg
2021 Nashville NGO GoldGold Medal Icon 67 kg
2022 Austin WNGO GoldGold Medal Icon ABS
2022 N. Orleans NGO GoldGold Medal Icon Featherweight
2022 Emerald City SilverSilver Medal Icon 70 kg
2022 NoGi Pan SilverSilver Medal Icon Featherweight

4.2. Adam Benayoun’s Main Achievements (Black Belt)

Year Event Position Belt
2020 IBJJF Oklahoma Open 1st Black
2019 UAEJJF Canada Pro 1st Black
2018 UAEJJF Canada Pro 1st Black
2018 IBJJF New York Spring Open 1st Black
2018 IBJJF Pan No-Gi Championship 3rd Black

4.3. Adam Benayoun’s Main Achievements (Colored Belts)

Year Event Position Belt
2016 IBJJF European Open 1st Brown
2016 IBJJF Pan Championship 1st Brown, Purple
2014 IBJJF Pan Championship 1st Brown, Purple
2015 UAEJJF Abu Dhabi World Pro 2nd Brown

5. Adam Benayoun BJJ Professional Record Breakdown

Matches 54 Wins 24 Losses
By Points 23 6
By advantages 6 4
By Submission 19 4
By Decision 4 9
By Penalties 0 0
By EBI/OT 2 1
Draw 3

5.1. Methods of Submission W/L

Methods 19 Wins 4 Losses
TRIANGLE 3 0
ARMBAR 2 0
DARCE CHOKE 2 0
OMOPLATA 1 0
BOW AND ARROW 1 0
VERBAL TAP 1 0
ANACONDA CHOKE 2 0
RNC 2 0
INSIDE HEEL HOOK 2 0
KATAGATAME 1 0
SUBMISSION 1 0
ESTIMA LOCK 1 0
ARM IN EZEKIEL 0 1
CHOKE FROM BACK 0 1
KNEEBAR 0 1
50/50 ARMBAR 0 1

6. Adam Benayoun’s Fight History

Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
Chris Kriebel L Referee Decision Atlanta W. Open Featherweight 4F 2018
Reuben Sagman W Triangle Canada Nat. Pro Featherweight SF 2018
Chris Bumgardner W Triangle Copa Virginia Light weight SF 2018
Thiago Barbosa W Pts: 0x0, Adv Canada Nat. Pro Featherweight F 2018
Scott Dance W Omoplata Copa Virginia Lightweight F 2018
Thiago Macedo L Points Chicago Sp. Open Featherweight SF 2018
Fred Alves W Pts: 2x2, Adv Atlanta Sp. Open Featherweight SF 2018
Frederico Alves L Pts: 2x2, Adv Washington SPO Featherweight 4F 2018
Silvio “Silvinho” Duran L Pts: 8x6 Atlanta Sp. Open Featherweight F 2018
Christopher Carmo W Pts: 12x8 Atlanta Sp. Open ABS 4F 2018
Silvio “Silvinho” Duran W Adv NY Spring Open Featherweight 4F 2018
Thomas Keenan L Arm in Ezekiel Atlanta Sp. Open ABS SF 2018
Tiago Ribeiro W Triangle NY Spring Open Featherweight SF 2018
Matheus Gonzaga W Adv NY Spring Open Featherweight F 2018
Pablo Mantovani L Kneebar No Gi Pan Am. Featherweight SF 2018
Joshua Presley W N/A Boston SMO Featherweight SF 2018
Matheus Gonzaga L Points Boston SMO Featherweight F 2018
Daniel Paulino W Katagatame Miami FO Featherweight SF 2018
Paulo Miyao L Pts: 9x4 Miami FO Featherweight F 2018
Felipe  “Felipinho” Linhares L Choke from Back Charlotte Open Featherweight F 2018
Charles Murdock W N/A Charlotte Open Featherweight SF 2018
M. Zindler W Anaconda Choke ADCC EC Trials Featherweight R1 2018
Cole Franson W Referee Decision ADCC EC Trials Featherweight 8F 2018
Brandon Walensky W Points Denver Open Featherweight F 2018
T. Ruotolo L Referee Decision ADCC EC Trials Featherweight 4F 2018
Spencer Nogawa W N/A Denver Open Featherweight SF 2018
Tomoshige Sera W Pts: 8x4 NoGi Worlds Featherweight R1 2018
Thiago Macedo L Referee Decision NoGi Worlds Featherweight R2 2018
Luan da Silva W N/A US Continental Featherweight RR 2019
Orlando Andaviza W Points Atlanta WO Featherweight 4F 2019
Matheus Gonzaga L Adv Atlanta WO Featherweight SF 2019
Gabriel Sousa L Points US Continental Featherweight F 2019
Jon Lau W Pts: 2x0 Canada Pro Featherweight SF 2019
Igor Mocaiber L Referee Decision Canada Pro ABS SF 2019
Reuben Sagman W Bow and Arrow Canada Pro Featherweight F 2019
Reuben Sagman W Submission Canada Pro ABS 3RD 2019
Giovani Marcelo W Pts: 2x2, Adv Atlanta WO Featherweight 4F 2020
Emilio Hernandez W Armbar Atlanta WO Featherweight SF 2020
Silvio Duran L N/A Kansas Open Featherweight SF 2020
Yuta Shimada L Referee Decision Atlanta WO Featherweight F 2020
Victor Paschoal W Points Kansas Open Featherweight 4F 2020
Edward Hohl W Points Oklahoma Open Featherweight SF 2020
Samuel Nagai W Pts: 6x2 Oklahoma Open Featherweight F 2020
Mauricio Gomez W Pts: 2x0 No Gi Pan Am. Light weight R1 2020
Edward Hohl W Pts: 4x2 Pan American Featherweight R1 2020
Thiago Macedo L 50/50 armbar Pan American Featherweight 8F 2020
Francisco “Paco”  Cuneo L Referee Decision No Gi Pan Am. Light weight 4F 2020
Marcus Beddor W Points Orlando NGO Featherweight 4F 2021
Orlando Castillo W Verbal Tap Orlando NGO Featherweight F 2021
Suraj Budhram W Points Orlando NGO Featherweight SF 2021
Jordan Holy W Points 3CG MW GP Light weight SPF 2021
Kieran Davern D --- Polaris Squads ABS RR 2021
Bradley Hill D --- Polaris Squads ABS RR 2021
Diego Oliveira L Pts: 0x0, Adv NoGi Worlds Featherweight 4F 2021
Jed Hue D --- Polaris Squads ABS RR 2021
Elijah Tagalog W Pts: 10x0 NoGi Worlds Featherweight 8F 2021
Felipe Makoto W Estima lock Nashville NGO Featherweight 4F 2021
Huthayfah Penney W RNC Nashville NGO Featherweight SF 2021
Kaleb Wats W Darce choke ADCC EC Trials Featherweight R1 2021
Emilio Hernandez W RNC Nashville NGO Featherweight F 2021
Joey Diehl W Pts: 2x0 ADCC EC Trials Featherweight R2 2021
Samson Sausser W Referee Decision ADCC EC Trials Featherweight R3 2021
Miha Perhavec W Pts: 4x2 Austin WNGO ABS SF 2022
Junny “Junny” Ocasio L Referee Decision ADCC EC Trials Featherweight R4 2021
Austin Oranday W Referee Decision Austin WNGO ABS F 2022
Dany Vega W Darce choke N. Orleans NGO Light weight RR 2022
Jon “Jon” Calestine W EBI/OT Emerald City Featherweight SF 2022
Damion Oranday W Inside heel hook N. Orleans NGO Light weight F 2022
Gabriel Sousa W EBI/OT Emerald City Featherweight 4F 2022
Kieran Kichuk L EBI/OT Emerald City Featherweight F 2022
Easton Farr W Anaconda Choke ADCC WC Trials Featherweight R1 2022
Riley Golden W Inside heel hook ADCC WC Trials Featherweight R2 2022
Josh Cisneros L Referee Decision ADCC WC Trials Featherweight 8F 2022
Kristofer Arrey W Armbar ADCC WC Trials Featherweight R3 2022
Cameron Mellott W Pts: 3x0 ADCC WC Trials Featherweight R4 2022
Emilio Hernandez W Pts: 8x6 NoGi Pan Featherweight R1 2022
Lukete ‘’Lukete’’ Silva W Referee Decision NoGi Pan Featherweight 4F 2022
Gavin Corbe L Pts: 0x0, Adv NoGi Pan Featherweight F 2022
Gianni Grippo W Pts: 8x8, Adv NoGi Pan Featherweight SF 2022
Gavin Corbe L Referee Decision NoGi Worlds Featherweight 4F 2022
Richard “Red” Alarcon W Pts: 4x2 NoGi Worlds Featherweight R1 2022

7. Adam Benayoun’s Top Fights

Diego "Pato" Oliveira v Adam Benayoun / World NoGi 2021

Pablo Mantovani VS Adam Benayoun / Pan NoGi Championship 2018

Adam Benayoun VS Samuel Nagai / Oklahoma City Open 2020

Paulo Miyao vs Adam Benayoun / Miami Fall Open 2018

Adam Benayoun VS Mauricio Gomez / Pan NoGi Championship 2020

Photo credit: @adambenayoun

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