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Alex My Nguyen - BJJ Black Belt World Champion

Alex My Nguyen - BJJ Black Belt World Champion

1. Alex Nguyen’s Details

Alex Nguyen’s Details
Name My Bao Nguyen
Nickname Alex
Born Vietnam
Date of Birth January 17, 2000
Age 23 years
Weight Division Light Featherweight
53.5kg/118lbs
Last Weight-in N/A
Height 5’2’’
Disclosed Career Earnings N/A
Rank Black Belt
Last Fight N/A
Favourite Position Well Rounded
Head Coach Greg Souders
College First Flight High School
Lineage Carlos Gracie > Helio Gracie > Rickson Gracie > Marcelo Behring > Mario Yamasaki > David Jacobs > Greg Souders > Alex Nguyen
Fighting out of N/A
Team Association Standard Jiu-Jitsu
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2. Alex Nguyen’s Biography

Alex Nguyen is a young skilful black belt BJJ grappler under Greg Souders, in the Standard Jiu-Jitsu training academy. Nguyen has performed exceptionally in IBJJF World, American Nationals, Midwest Finishers, and IBJJF Pan Gi and NoGi Championships, winning numerous gold medals during colored and black belts.

2.1. Alex Nguyen’s Early Life

Alex Nguyen was born in Vietnam on January 17, 2000. At the age of 2 in 2002, her family moved to Maryland, USA. From an early age, Nguyen was involved in various extra-curricular activities such as judo, surfing, soccer, and wrestling. In 2009, on her 9th birthday, her dad took her to the Judo Club, where she saw Jiu-Jitsu training and became fascinated with the sport. She immediately joined jiu-jitsu training and simultaneously participated in her school’s wrestling team. When she first started, she liked using techniques to defeat boys and more significant partners. Nguyen developed a competitive mindset and an intense motivation to train hard at once. Nguyen’s passion for sports develops because of her father. He intended for her to pursue martial arts as a career rather than a hobby.

2.2. Alex’s Nguyen Jiu-Jitsu Training Routine

To make her father proud, Nguyen started training hard. She used to spend almost 32 hours per week in the training class to learn wrestling and jiu-jitsu. In one of her interviews, she shared her routine during her training sessions.

“I attend school during the weekdays from early morning till mid-afternoon. I do my homework when I come home and then practice a few moves on my wrestling mat. I perform core strength training twice a week before BJJ practice. My BJJ practice lasts for 2.5 hours after that. I wrestle nearly every day throughout the wrestling season. I enjoy traveling to different schools on the weekends to train with other competitive kids”.

2.3. Alex Nguyen’s BJJ Career

Alex Nguyen acquired skills in Jiu-Jitsu under her coach, Greg Souders. In 2013, she won all matches by submission in the Kids' Pan Jiu-Jitsu Competition by beating the 2012 winner. Since then, she has never stopped and has become an elite athlete. During her lower ranks in the colored belt, she won gold medals in IBJJF World, IBJJF American Nationals Gi and NoGi, and IBJJF Pan Gi and NoGi Championships. In December 2020, she was promoted to black belt in BJJ under her coach, Greg Souders, who took her from white to black belt. 2022 was a successful year for Nguyen as she won the titles of IBJJF Pan Championship NOGI and Midwest Finishers 115 and 125lbs.

2.4. Alex Nguyen’s Professional Record

Alex Nguyen holds a record of 25 wins with 5 losses in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Most of her submission wins were achieved through one of her favorite techniques, the rear naked choke.

3. Alex Nguyen’s Historic Fights

3.1. Alex Nguyen vs Jessica Crane

In the 2022 IBJJF Pan Championship No-Gi finals, Alex Nguyen and Jessica Crane held an interesting ten-minute fight. Nguyen aggressively attacks her opponent, performing a guillotine followed by a kimura. She won the match with a rare naked choke, leading with six points. Nguyen won a gold medal in the 2022 IBJJF Pan Championship No-Gi.


Year Event Opponent W/L/D Method Stage Weight Class
2022 IBJJF Pan Championship No-Gi Jessica Crane W RNC SPF N/A

3.2. Alex Nguyen vs Grace Gundrum

In the 2021 Who’s Number One 8, a fifteen-minute electrifying fight occurred between Alex Nguyen and Grace Gundrum. Nguyen made it difficult for Gundrum by taking complete control of her opponent. In the middle of the fight, Gundrum performed a close guard. Within a few minutes of the fight ending, Gundrum locked her opponent with arms and won the match.


Year Event Opponent W/L/D Method Stage Weight Class
2021 Who’s Number One 8 Grace Gundrum L Armbar SPF 52KG

3.3. Alex Nguyen vs Thamires Aquino

In the 2022 IBJJF Pan Championship No-Gi finals, a tough competition took place between Alex Nguyen and Thamires Aquino, both female grapplers tried for submission. Nguyen applied Close guard, triangle, and heel hook techniques to hold her opponent tightly. She won the ten-minute match with a rare naked choke.


Year Event Opponent W/L/D Method Stage Weight Class
2022 IBJJF Pan Championship No-Gi Thamires Aquino W RNC F 51KG

4. Alex Nguyen’s National and International Achievements

Year Event Medal/Position Weight/ Division
2019 IBJJF World Championship BronzeBronze Medal Icon Light Featherweight
2020 IBJJF Pan Championship NOGI GoldGold Medal Icon Light Featherweight
2021 IBJJF Pan Championship NOGI BronzeBronze Medal Icon Light Featherweight
2022 IBJJF Pan Championship NOGI GoldGold Medal Icon Light Featherweight

4.1. Alex Nguyen’s Main Achievements (Black Belt)

Year Event Belt Position
2021 IBJJF Pan Championship NOGI Black 3rd place
2022 Midwest Finishers 115 lbs Black 1st place
2022 Midwest Finishers 125 lbs Black 1st place
2022 IBJJF Pan Championship NOGI Black 1st place

4.2. Alex Nguyen’s Main Achievements (Colored Belt)

Year Event Belt Position
2018 IBJJF World Championship Purple 1st place
2018 IBJJF Pan Championship NoGi Purple 2nd place
2019 IBJJF World Championship Purple 2nd place
2019 IBJJF Pan Championship Purple 1st place
2019 IBJJF Pan Championship NOGI Purple 3rd place
2019 IBJJF World Championship Brown 3rd place
2020 IBJJF Pan Championship NOG Brown 1st place

4.3. Alex Nguyen’s Main Achievements (Juvenile)

Year Event Position
2013 IBJJF Pan Kids Championship 1st place
2015 IBJJF American Nationals 3rd place
2016 IBJJF American Nationals 1st place
2016 IBJJF American Nationals NOGI 1st place
2016 IBJJF Pan Championship 1st place
2016 IBJJF American Nationals -ABS 1st place

5. Alex Nguyen’s BJJ Professional Record Breakdown

30 matches 25 wins 5 losses
By points 4 1
By advantages 0 0
By submission 17 2
By decision 1 1
By penalties 1 0
By EBI/OT 2 1

5.1. Methods of Submission W/L

Methods Wins Losses
RNC 8 0
Armbar 3 0
Triangle Armbar 1 0
Inside heel hook 1 0
Armlock 3 1
Straight Anklelock 1 0
Kneebar 0 1

6. Alex Nguyen’s BJJ Fight History

Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
Grace Gundrum L Armlock WNO 8 52KG SPF 2021
Mayssa Bastos L Referee Decision WNO Champ. 52KG 4F 2021
Amanda Alequin L Kneebar WNO Champ. 52KG RPC 2021
Lauren Sears W Armbar Finishers Only 52KG SPF 2022
Christina Kruse W RNC Finishers Only 52KG R1 2022
Liliana Ramos W Points Finishers Only 52KG 4F 2022
Lauren Sears W Armbar Finishers Only 52KG SF 2022
Sophia Casella L EBI/OT Finishers Only 52KG F 2022
Jessica Crane W RNC Toro Cup N/A SPF 2022
Sophia Cassella W Referee Decision Fury Grappling N/A SPF 2022
Sheliah Lindsey L Points ADCC WC Trials 60KG R1 2022
Brittany Way W RNC NoGi Pan 51KG SF 2022
Thamires Aquino W RNC NoGi Pan 51KG F 2022
Olivia Beeskau W RNC Midwest F7 56KG 4F 2022
Autumn Gordon W Straight ankle lock Midwest F7 56KG SF 2022
Trinity Pun W Armlock Midwest F7 56KG F 2022
Brittany Way W Armlock The Finishers 56KG SPF 2022
Tam Dang W RNC Midwest F9 52KG 4F 2022
Theresa Calloway W Armlock Midwest F9 52KG SF 2022
Brittany Way W EBI/OT Midwest F9 52KG F 2022
Chelsea Mapa W EBI/OT Halloween Havoc N/A SPF 2022
Andressa Morais W Inside heel hook NoGi Worlds 51KG SF 2022
Jessica Crane W RNC NoGi Worlds 51KG F 2022
Tara Harbaugh W Armbar M. Finishers 17 57KG 4F 2023
Lauren Sears W Triangle armbar M. Finishers 20 57KG SF 2023
Emily Nicholson W RNC M. Finishers 21 57KG F 2023
Natasha Druggan W Pts: 0x0, Pen ADCC Dallas 55KG R1 2023
Alexa Trevino W Pts: 13x0 ADCC Dallas 55KG 4F 2023
Cindy Ung W Pts: 9x0 ADCC Dallas 55KG SF 2023
Andrea Amaro W Pts: 4x2 ADCC Dallas 55KG F 2023

7. Alex Nguyen’s Top Fights

Alex Nguyen v Thamires Aquino / Pan No-Gi 2022

Alex Nguyen v Jessica Crane / World No-Gi Championship 2022

Last Second Finish! | Beyond the Match: Grace Gundrum vs. Alex Nguyen

Alex My Nguyen vs Jessica Crane

Photo credit: @amazing._alex

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