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All You Need To Know About IBJJF Hall Of Fame Award

All You Need To Know About IBJJF Hall Of Fame Award

The International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation (IBJJF) is the governing body that holds some of the biggest BJJ tournaments in the world. IBJJF has the title of IBJJF Hall of Fame which is given to those who have made some record that was not achieved by someone else. To achieve this title, it is important that a BJJ athlete must be the IBJJF World Champion at least four times in his black belt career.

BJJ athletes who are inducted into the IBJJF Hall of Fame must have some extraordinary performance in their fighting career or coaching career.

Here is the list of IBJJF Hall of Fame inductees along with their achievements in the IBJJF tournaments.

1. Achievements of IBJJF Hall of Famers in IBJJF Tournaments

Male Hall of Famer Athletes Black Belt Degree Hall of Fame Induction Year World Champion in Black Belt 
Alexandre Couceiro Ribeiro 5th Degree Black Belt 2014 7 x World Champion
2 x NoGi World Champion
Andre Luiz Leite Galvão 4th Degree Black Belt 2022 5 x World Champion
Bernardo Augusto Rocha De Faria 2nd Degree Black Belt 2022 4 x World Champion
Bruno Da Silva Malfacine 4th Degree Black Belt 2016 10 x World Champion
Carlos Gracie Junior 8th Degree Red and White BJJ Coral Belt 2016 N/A
Carlson Gracie 9th Degree Red Belt 2016 N/A
Fabio Duca Gurgel Do Amaral 7th Degree Red and Black Coral belt 2014 4 x World Champion
Guilherme Mendes 3rd Degree Black Belt 2022 4 x World Champion
Lucas Alves Lepri 4th Degree Black Belt 2022 7 x World Champion
Marcelo Garcia Vespúcio 4th Degree Black Belt 2014 5 x World Champion
Marcus Vinícius Oliveira De Almeida 2nd Degree Black Belt 2014 13 x World Champion
Rafael Mendes 3rd Degree Black Belt 2022 6 x World Champion
Roberto A. De O. Magalhães Júnior 5th Degree Black Belt 2014 4 x World Champion
Robson Moura Fonseca 6th Degree Black Belt 2022 5 x World Champion
Rodolfo Vieira Srour 4th Degree Black Belt 2014 5 x World Champion
Roger Gracie 5th Degree Black Belt 2014 10 x World Champion
Rolls Gracie 9th Degree Red Belt 2016 N/A
Romero Cavalcanti 8th Degree BJJ Coral Belt 2016 N/A
Royler Gracie 8th-Degree Red and Black Belt 2016 4 x World Champion
Rubens Charles Maciel 4th Degree Black Belt 2014 5 x World Champion
Rômulo Claudio Barral 4th Degree Black Belt 2014 5 x World Champion
Saulo Mendonça Ribeiro Filho 6th Degree Black Belt 2014 5 x World Champion
Leandro Lo 3rd Degree Black Belt 2023 8 x World Champion
Female Hall of Famer Athletes Rank Hall of Fame Induction Year World Champion in Black Belt
Beatriz De Oliveira Mesquita 2nd Degree Black Belt 2022 7 x World Champion
Bianca Andrade Barreto 5th Degree Black Belt 2014 4 x World Champion
2 x No-Gi World Champion
Gabrielle Lemos Garcia 3rd Degree Black Belt 2014 6 x World Champion
Hannette Quadros Staack 4th Degree Black Belt 2014 5 x World Champion
Kyra Gracie 4th Degree Black Belt 2014 5 x World Champion
Leticia Ribeiro Neves Dos Santos 6th Degree Black Belt 2014 7 x World Champion
Luanna Alzuguir Marton Moraes 4th Degree Black Belt 2014 5 x World Champion
Michelle Zonato Nicolini 3rd Degree Black Belt 2014 8 x World Champion  

2. Male IBJJF Hall of Fame Inductees

2.1. Alexandre Couceiro Ribeiro

Alexandre Couceiro Ribeiro

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Alexandre Couceiro Ribeiro is a 5th-degree black belt under Saulo Ribeiro. During his black belt career, he won the  IBJJF Gi World Championship seven times, and the IBJJF No-Gi World Championship twice.  Alexandre Rebierois one of the founders of the Ribeiro Jiu-Jitsu Association was inducted into the IBJJF Hall of Fame in 2014 for his impressive contributions to the sport.

Years Event Belt Position
2001 IBJJF Pan Championship Black Belt 1st
2002 IBJJF Pan Championship Black Belt 1st
2004 IBJJF World Championship Black Belt 1st
2005 IBJJF World Championship Black Belt 1st
2005 IBJJF Pan Championship Black Belt 1st
2005 IBJJF World Championship Black Belt 2nd
2006 IBJJF World Championship Black Belt 1st
2006 IBJJF Pan Championship Black Belt 1st
2008 IBJJF World Championship Black Belt 1st
2012 IBJJF World Championship No-Gi Black Belt 1st
2012 IBJJF World Championship No-Gi Black Belt 1st
2012 IBJJF World Championship Black Belt 2nd
2013 IBJJF World Championship Black Belt 3rd
2015 IBJJF World Championship Black Belt 1st

2.2. Andre Luiz Leite Galvão

Andre Luiz Leite Galvão

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Andre Galvao is a 4th-degree black belt under Luis Dagmar. He was inducted into the IBJJF Hall of Fame in 2022. Andre Galvao is five times world champion in black belt and a five-time world champion in color belts.

Years Event Belt Position
2002 IBJJF World Championship Blue Belt 1st
2003 IBJJF World Championship Purple Belt 1st
2003 IBJJF World Championship Purple Belt 1st
2004 IBJJF World Championship Brown Belt 1st
2004 IBJJF World Championship Brown Belt 1st
2005 IBJJF World Championship Black Belt 1st
2005 IBJJF Pans Championship Black Belt 1st
2006 IBJJF Pans Championship Black Belt 1st
2008 IBJJF World Championship Black Belt 1st
2008 IBJJF Pans Championship Black Belt 1st
2008 IBJJF World Championship Black Belt 3rd
2011 IBJJF Pans Championship Black Belt 1st
2013 IBJJF Pans Championship Black Belt 1st
2013 IBJJF World Championship Black Belt 3rd
2014 IBJJF World Championship Black Belt 1st
2014 IBJJF Pans Championship Black Belt 1st
2015 IBJJF European Open Black Belt 1st
2016 IBJJF World Championship Black Belt 1st
2016 IBJJF Pans Championship Black Belt 1st
2016 IBJJF Pan American Championship Black Belt 3rd
2017 IBJJF World Championship Black Belt 1st

2.3. Bernardo Augusto Rocha De Faria

Bernardo Augusto Rocha De Faria

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Bernardo Faria is a 4 times World Champion and also the winner of various major IBJJF tournaments. He was promoted to black belt by Ricardo Marques. Faria was inducted into the IBJJF Hall of Fame in 2022.  Bernardo Faria is the co-founder of one of the most important and successful BJJ sites, BJJ Fanatics.

Years Event Belt Position
2009 IBJJF World Championship Black Belt 3rd
2010 IBJJF World Championship Black Belt 1st
2010 IBJJF Pan Championship Black Belt 1st
2010 IBJJF European Open Black Belt 1st
2010 IBJJF European Open Black Belt 3rd
2011 IBJJF European Open Black Belt 1st
2011 IBJJF Pro Cup Black Belt 1st
2011 IBJJF World Championship Black Belt 2nd
2011 IBJJF European Open Black Belt 3rd
2012 IBJJF European Open Black Belt 1st
2012 IBJJF European Open Black Belt 2nd
2013 IBJJF World Championship Black Belt 1st
2014 IBJJF Pro League Black Belt 1st
2015 IBJJF World Championship Black Belt 1st
2015 IBJJF Pan Championship Black Belt 1st
2017 IBJJF World Championship Black Belt 2nd

2.4. Bruno Da Silva Malfacine

Bruno Da Silva Malfacine

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Bruno Malfacine is the 4th-degree black belt under Vinicius Amaral. He was inducted into the IBJJF Hall of Fame in 2016. Bruno is 10 times world champion in black belt and two times world champion in colored belt divisions. He is currently associated with the Alliance team. He is the best rooster weight grappler who won 10 world championships in this weight division.

Years Event Belt Position
2007 IBJJF World Championship Black Belt 1st
2007 IBJJF Pan Championship Black Belt 1st
2008 IBJJF Pan Championship Black Belt 1st
2008 IBJJF Rio International Open Black Belt 1st
2009 IBJJF World Championship Black Belt 1st
2009 IBJJF Rio International Open Black Belt 1st
2010 IBJJF World Championship Black Belt 1st
2010 IBJJF European Open Black Belt 1st
2011 IBJJF World Championship Black Belt 1st
2011 IBJJF European Open Black Belt 2nd
2011 IBJJF Pan American Championship Black Belt 2nd
2012 IBJJF World Championship Black Belt 1st
2014 IBJJF World Championship Black Belt 1st
2015 IBJJF World Championship Black Belt 1st
2015 IBJJF Pan Championship Black Belt 1st
2016 IBJJF World Championship Black Belt 1st
2017 IBJJF World Championship Black Belt 1st
2017 IBJJF Pan Championship Black Belt 1st
2018 IBJJF World Championship Black Belt 1st
2019 IBJJF World Championship Black Belt 3rd
2021 IBJJF World Championship Black Belt 2nd

2.5. Carlos Gracie Junior

Carlos Gracie Junior

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Carlos Gracie Jr. was inducted into the IBJJF Hall of Fame in 2016 due to his services for BJJ. He is the Co-Founder of the greatest BJJ organizations including Gracie Barra, IBJJF, CBJJ, and Gracie Mag. Carlos Gracie Junior is 8th Degree Coral Belt.

2.6. Carlson Gracie

Carlson Gracie

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Carlson Gracie was inducted into the IBJJF Hall of Fame in 2016 due to his services to Jiu-Jitsu. He is 9th Degree Black Belt and created various BJJ gems. Almost 110 black belts are introduced to the BJJ world by Carlson Gracie.

2.7. Fabio Duca Gurgel Do Amaral

Fabio Duca Gurgel Do Amaral

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Fabio Gurgel is the 7th-degree red and black coral belt in BJJ. He received his black belt under Romero ``Jacare" Cavalcanti, one of the black belts of Rolls Gracie. He is a co-founder of Alliance Jiu-Jitsu. Fabio Gurgel is 4 times IBJJF World Champion and 3 times European Open Champion.

Years Event Belt Position
1996 IBJJF World Championship Black Belt 1st
1997 IBJJF World Championship Black Belt 1st
2000 IBJJF World Championship Black Belt 1st
2001 IBJJF World Championship Black Belt 1st
2007 IBJJF European Open Black Belt 1st
2009 IBJJF European Open Black Belt 1st
2010 IBJJF European Open Black Belt 1st

2.8. Guilherme Mendes

Guilherme Mendes

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Guilherme Mendes is a 3rd-degree black belt under Ramon Lemos. He is 4 times world champion in black belt division. Guilherme Mendes along with his brother Rafael Mendes opened his academy named Art of Jiu-Jitsu. Rafael was inducted into the IBJJF Hall of Fame in 2022.

Years Event Belt Position
2005 IBJJF World Championship Blue Belt 1st
2006 IBJJF World Championship Blue Belt 1st
2007 IBJJF World Championship Purple Belt 1st
2008 IBJJF World Championship Brown Belt 1st
2009 IBJJF World Championship Black Belt 1st
2009 IBJJF World Championship Black Belt 3rd
2009 IBJJF Pans Championship Black Belt 3rd
2010 IBJJF European Open Black Belt 1st
2011 IBJJF World Championship Black Belt 1st
2011 IBJJF European Open Black Belt 1st
2012 IBJJF World Championship Black Belt 1st
2012 IBJJF Pans Championship Black Belt 2nd
2013 IBJJF Pans Championship Black Belt 1st
2014 IBJJF World Championship Black Belt 1st

2.9. Lucas Alves Lepri

Lucas Alves Lepri

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Lucas Lepri, a  black belt under Elan Santiago,  is now a 4th-degree black belt. Lucas Lepri is seven times IBJJF World Champion in his black belt career. In 2022, Lucas Lepri was inducted into the IBJJF Hall of Fame.

Years Event Belt Position
2007 IBJJF World Championship Black Belt 1st
2007 IBJJF World Championship Black Belt 2nd
2008 IBJJF World Championship NoGi Black Belt 2nd
2008 IBJJF Pan Championship Black Belt 2nd
2009 IBJJF World Championship NoGi Black Belt 1st
2009 IBJJF Pan Championship Black Belt 1st
2009 IBJJF Pan Championship NoGi Black Belt 1st
2010 IBJJF World Championship NoGi Black Belt 1st
2011 IBJJF World Championship NoGi Black Belt 1st
2011 IBJJF Pan Championship Black Belt 1st
2011 IBJJF European Open Black Belt 1st
2012 IBJJF World Championship Black Belt 2nd
2012 IBJJF Pan Championship Black Belt 2nd
2013 IBJJF Pan Championship Black Belt 1st
2014 IBJJF World Championship Black Belt 1st
2014 IBJJF Pan Championship Black Belt 1st
2015 IBJJF World Championship Black Belt 1st
2016 IBJJF World Championship Black Belt 1st
2017 IBJJF World Championship Black Belt 1st
2017 IBJJF Pan Championship Black Belt 1st
2018 IBJJF World Championship Black Belt 1st
2019 IBJJF World Championship Black Belt 1st
2019 IBJJF European Open Black Belt 2nd

2.10 Marcelo Garcia Vespúcio

Marcelo Garcia Vespúcio

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Marcelo Garcia is a fourth-degree black belt. He received his black belt under the great master, Fabio Gurgel. He is 5 times world champion. Marcelo Garcia, one of the best pound-for-pound submission grapplers in the world, was inducted into the IBJJF Hall of Fame in 2014.

Years Event Belt Position
2004 IBJJF World Champion Black Belt 1st
2006 IBJJF World Champion Black Belt 1st
2007 IBJJF World Champion Black Belt 1st
2009 IBJJF World Champion Black Belt 1st
2010 IBJJF World Champion Black Belt 1st
2011 IBJJF World Champion Black Belt 1st

2.11. Marcus Vinícius Oliveira De Almeida

Marcus Vinícius Oliveira De Almeida

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Marcus Almeida, also known as Buchecha, is a second-degree black belt. He received his black belt under Rodrigo Cavaca. As a black belt, he won the IBJJF World Championship. Buchecha was inducted into the IBJJF Hall of Fame in 2014.

Years Event Belt Position
2010 IBJJF World Championship No-Gi Black Belt 1st
2010 IBJJF World Championship No-Gi Black Belt 1st
2011 IBJJF World Championship No-Gi Black Belt 1st
2011 IBJJF World Championship No-Gi Black Belt 1st
2011 IBJJF World Championship Black Belt 3rd
2012 IBJJF World Championship Black Belt 1st
2012 IBJJF World Championship Black Belt 1st
2012 IBJJF Pan Championship Black Belt 1st
2012 IBJJF Pan Championship Black Belt 1st
2013 IBJJF World Championship Black Belt 1st
2013 IBJJF World Championship Black Belt 1st
2014 IBJJF World Championship Black Belt 1st
2014 IBJJF World Championship Black Belt 1st
2016 IBJJF World Championship Black Belt 1st
2016 IBJJF World Championship Black Belt 1st
2016 IBJJF Pro League Grand Prix Black Belt 1st
2017 IBJJF World Championship Black Belt 1st
2017 IBJJF World Championship Black Belt 1st
2018 IBJJF World Championship Black Belt 1st
2019 IBJJF World Championship Black Belt 1st
2019 IBJJF World Championship Black Belt 1st

2.12. Rafael Mendes

Rafael Mendes

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Rafael Mendes is a third-degree black belt under Ramon Lemos. He and his brother, Guilherme Mendes, are founders of the Arts of Jiu-Jitsu Academy, one of the most famous BJJ academies. Rafael Mendes is six times world champion in black belt rank. He was inducted into the IBJJF Hall of Fame in 2022.

Years Event Belt Position
2006 IBJJF World Championship Blue Belt 1st
2006 IBJJF World Championship Blue Belt 1st
2007 IBJJF World Championship Purple Belt 1st
2007 IBJJF World Championship Purple Belt 1st
2008 IBJJF World Championship Brown Belt 1st
2008 IBJJF World Championship Brown Belt 1st
2009 IBJJF European Open Black Belt 1st
2010 IBJJF World Championship Black Belt 1st
2010 IBJJF European Open Black Belt 1st
2011 IBJJF World Championship Black Belt 1st
2011 IBJJF Pans Championship Black Belt 1st
2012 IBJJF World Championship Black Belt 1st
2012 IBJJF Pans Championship Black Belt 1st
2013 IBJJF World Championship Black Belt 2nd
2014 IBJJF World Championship Black Belt 1st
2014 IBJJF European Open Black Belt 1st
2015 IBJJF World Championship Black Belt 1st
2016 IBJJF World Championship Black Belt 1st

2.13. Roberto A. De O. Magalhães Júnior

Roberto A. De O. Magalhães Júnior

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Roberto Magalhães, known as Roleta, is an All-Time Greatest BJJ Grappler who revolutionized traditional BJJ with his innovative techniques such as inverted guard. In 1996, Magalhaes received his black belt under Carlos Gracie Jr. He is four times world champion. Roberto Magalhães was inducted into the IBJJF Hall of Fame in 2014.

Years Event Belt Position
1996 IBJJF World Championship Black Belt 1st
1996 IBJJF Pan Championship Black Belt 1st
1997 IBJJF World Championship Black Belt 1st
1997 IBJJF Pan Championship Black Belt 1st
1998 IBJJF World Championship Black Belt 1st
1998 IBJJF Pan Championship Black Belt 1st
1998 IBJJF World Championship Black Belt 2nd
1999 IBJJF Pan Championship Black Belt 1st
1999 IBJJF World Championship Black Belt 2nd
2000 IBJJF World Championship Black Belt 1st

2.14. Robson Moura Fonseca

Robson Moura Fonseca

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Robson Moura is a sixth-degree black belt under Andre Pederneiras. He is five times world champion in his black belt rank. Robson Moura founded the RMNU (Robson Moura Nations United) Association. He was inducted into the IBJJF Hall of Fame in 2022.

Years Event Belt Position
1996 IBJJF World Championship Purple Belt 1st
1996 IBJJF Pan American Championship Brown Belt 1st
1997 IBJJF World Championship Black Belt 1st
1998 IBJJF World Championship Black Belt 1st
1999 IBJJF World Championship Black Belt 1st
2000 IBJJF World Championship Black Belt 1st
2001 IBJJF World Championship Black Belt 3rd
2007 IBJJF World Championship Black Belt 1st

2.15. Rodolfo Vieira Srour

Rodolfo Vieira Srour

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Rodolfo Vieira Srour is a black belt under Julio Cesar. He is five times world champion in his black belt career. Rodolfo was inducted into the IBJJF Hall of Fame. He represented himself as one of the best  heavyweight competitors of his generation.

Years Event Belt Position
2011 IBJJF World Championship Black Belt 1st
2011 IBJJF World Championship Black Belt 1st
2011 IBJJF Pans Championship Black Belt 1st
2011 IBJJF Pans Championship Black Belt 1st
2012 IBJJF World Championship Black Belt 1st
2012 IBJJF European Open Black Belt 1st
2012 IBJJF European Open Black Belt 1st
2012 IBJJF World Championship Black Belt 2nd
2013 IBJJF World Championship Black Belt 1st
2013 IBJJF World Championship Black Belt 2nd
2014 IBJJF World Championship Black Belt 1st
2014 IBJJF World Championship Black Belt 2nd

2.16. Roger Gracie

Roger Gracie

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Roger Gracie, one of the best representatives of the Gracie family and famous for never being submitted, is ten times world champion. He is a black belt under Carlos Gracie Junior. Now he is a 5th-degree black belt. Roger Gracie was inducted into the IBJJF Hall of Fame in 2014.

Years Event Belt Position
2000 IBJJF World Championship Blue Belt 1st
2001 IBJJF World Championship Purple Belt 1st
2002 IBJJF World Championship Brown Belt 1st
2002 IBJJF World Championship Brown Belt 1st
2003 IBJJF World Championship Black Belt 2nd
2004 IBJJF World Championship Black Belt 1st
2004 IBJJF World Championship Black Belt 2nd
2005 IBJJF World Championship Black Belt 1st
2005 IBJJF European Open Black Belt 1st
2005 IBJJF World Championship Black Belt 2nd
2006 IBJJF World Championship Black Belt 1st
2006 IBJJF Pan Championship Black Belt 1st
2006 IBJJF World Championship Black Belt 2nd
2006 IBJJF Pan Championship Black Belt 2nd
2007 IBJJF World Championship Black Belt 1st
2007 IBJJF World Championship Black Belt 2nd
2008 IBJJF World Championship Black Belt 1st
2008 IBJJF World Championship Black Belt 2nd
2009 IBJJF World Championship Black Belt 1st
2009 IBJJF World Championship Black Belt 2nd
2010 IBJJF World Championship Black Belt 1st
2010 IBJJF World Championship Black Belt 2nd

2.17. Rolls Gracie

Rolls Gracie

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Rolls Gracie is considered an ambassador and innovator of modern-day Jiu-Jitsu. He trained in various martial arts. Rolls Gracie promoted 10 black belts who are still serving the BJJ world with their grappling skills. Due to his services for BJJ, Rolls Gracie was also inducted into the IBJJF Hall of Fame.

2.18. Romero Cavalcanti

Romero Cavalcanti

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Romero Cavalcanti was the last black belt of Rolls Gracie. He is an 8th-degree master (red and white belt). He was inducted into the IBJJF Hall of Fame in 2016. He trained various legendary black belts including Fabio Gurgel, Leonardo Vieira, Alexandre Paiva, and Rodrigo “Comprido. He defeated many members of the Gracie family and also served BJJ with his coaching. He is one of the most influential personalities in the grappling world. In 2009, he was awarded the “On the Mat” Instructor of the Year award.

2.19. Royler Gracie

Royler Gracie

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Royler Gracie, a BJJ legend himself, is the son of BJJ legend, Helio Gracie. He was promoted to black belt by his father Helio Gracie. Now, he is an 8th-degree red and black belt. He is 4 times world champion. Royler Gracie was inducted into the IBJJF Hall of Fame in 2016.

Years Event Belt Position
1996 IBJJF World Championship Black Belt 1st
1997 IBJJF World Championship Black Belt 1st
1997 IBJJF Pan American Championship Black Belt 1st
1998 IBJJF World Championship Black Belt 1st
1999 IBJJF World Championship Black Belt 1st
1999 IBJJF Pan American Championship Black Belt 1st

2.20. Rubens Charles Maciel

Rubens Charles Maciel

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Rubens Charles Maciel is a 4th-degree black belt. He received his black belt under Fernando Augusto Terere. He is five times world champion in Gi and four times world champion in the No-Gi category. He was inducted into the IBJJF Hall of Fame in 2014.

Years Event Belt Position
2006 IBJJF World Championship Black Belt 1st
2007 IBJJF World Championship Black Belt 1st
2007 IBJJF World No-Gi Championship Black Belt 1st
2007 IBJJF Pans Championship Black Belt 1st
2008 IBJJF World Championship Black Belt 1st
2008 IBJJF World No-Gi Championship Black Belt 1st
2008 IBJJF Pans Championship Black Belt 1st
2009 IBJJF World Championship Black Belt 1st
2009 IBJJF Pans Championship Black Belt 1st
2011 IBJJF World No-Gi Championship Black Belt 1st
2012 IBJJF World No-Gi Championship Black Belt 1st
2013 IBJJF European Open Black Belt 1st
2017 IBJJF World Championship Black Belt 1st
2017 IBJJF Pans Championship Black Belt 1st
2017 IBJJF European Open Black Belt 1st

2.21. Rômulo Claudio Barral

Rômulo Claudio Barral

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Romulo Barral is a fourth-degree black belt. He received his black belt from Vinicius Magalhães and is affiliated with Gracie Barra. Romulo Barral is 5 times world champion and various times champion in other major IBJJF tournaments. Romulo Barral was inducted into the IBJJF Hall of Fame in 2014.

Years Event Belt Position
2006 IBJJF World Championship Black Belt 3rd
2006 IBJJF Pan Championship Black Belt 3rd
2007 IBJJF World Championship Black Belt 1st
2007 IBJJF Pan Championship Black Belt 1st
2007 IBJJF World Championship Black Belt 2nd
2009 IBJJF World Championship Black Belt 1st
2009 IBJJF World No-Gi Championship Black Belt 1st
2009 IBJJF World Championship Black Belt 2nd
2009 IBJJF Pan Championship Black Belt 2nd
2010 IBJJF World Championship Black Belt 2nd
2011 IBJJF World Championship Black Belt 2nd
2012 IBJJF World Championship Black Belt 1st
2013 IBJJF World Championship Black Belt 1st
2013 IBJJF European Open Black Belt 1st
2013 IBJJF Pan Championship Black Belt 3rd
2013 IBJJF Pan Championship Black Belt 3rd
2014 IBJJF World Championship Black Belt 1st
2014 IBJJF World Championship Black Belt 2nd
2016 IBJJF World Masters Championship Black Belt 1st
2016 IBJJF European Open Black Belt 1st
2016 IBJJF World Championship Black Belt 2nd
2016 IBJJF Pan Championship Black Belt 2nd
2017 IBJJF World Championship Black Belt 3rd
2017 IBJJF Pan Championship Black Belt 3rd

2.22. Saulo Mendonça Ribeiro Filho

Saulo Mendonça Ribeiro Filho

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Saulo Filho is a 6th-degree black belt under Royler Gracie. He won the IBJJF Gi World Championship five times and IBJJF No-Gi World Championship once. Saulo Ribeiro was inducted into the IBJJF Hall of Fame in 2014. He is the co-founder of the Ribeiro Jiu-Jitsu Association which is one of the most successful BJJ Associations in the world.

Years Event Belt Position
1997 IBJJF World Championship Black Belt 1st
1998 IBJJF World Championship Black Belt 1st
1998 IBJJF Pans Championship Black Belt 1st
1998 IBJJF Pans Championship Black Belt 1st
1999 IBJJF World Championship Black Belt 1st
2000 IBJJF World Championship Black Belt 1st
2002 IBJJF World Championship Black Belt 1st
2008 IBJJF World Championship No-Gi Black Belt 1st
2012 IBJJF Masters & Seniors Championship Black Belt 1st
2012 IBJJF Masters & Seniors Championship Black Belt 1st
2013 IBJJF Masters & Seniors Championship Black Belt 1st
2013 IBJJF Masters & Seniors Championship Black Belt 1st
2014 IBJJF World Masters Championship Black Belt 1st
2014 IBJJF World Masters Championship Black Belt 1st
2015 IBJJF World Masters Championship Black Belt 1st
2015 IBJJF World Masters Championship Black Belt 1st
2016 IBJJF World Masters Championship Black Belt 1st
2016 IBJJF World Masters Championship Black Belt 1st

2.23. Leandro Lo

Leandro Lo

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Leandro Lo was a black belt under Cicero Costha and 8 times world champion in five different weight divisions in his black belt career. Leandro Lo was a third-degree black belt. He was inducted posthumously into the IBJJF Hall of Fame in 2023.

Years Event Belt Position
2005 IBJJF World Championship Blue Belt 1st
2006 IBJJF World Championship Blue Belt 2nd
2012 IBJJF World Championship Black Belt 1st
2012 IBJJF Pans Championship Black Belt 1st
2012 IBJJF World NoGi Championship Black Belt 2nd
2013 IBJJF World Championship Black Belt 1st
2014 IBJJF World Championship Black Belt 1st
2014 IBJJF Pans Championship Black Belt 1st
2014 IBJJF Pans Championship Black Belt 2nd
2015 IBJJF World Championship Black Belt 1st
2015 IBJJF Pans Championship Black Belt 1st
2016 IBJJF World Championship Black Belt 1st
2016 IBJJF Pans Championship Black Belt 1st
2016 IBJJF Pans Championship Black Belt 2nd
2017 IBJJF Pans Championship Black Belt 1st
2017 IBJJF Pans Championship Black Belt 1st
2017 IBJJF European Open Black Belt 1st
2017 IBJJF European Open Black Belt 1st
2017 IBJJF World Championship Black Belt 2nd
2017 IBJJF World Championship Black Belt 2nd
2018 IBJJF World Championship Black Belt 1st
2018 IBJJF Pans Championship Black Belt 1st
2019 IBJJF World Championship Black Belt 1st
2019 IBJJF World Championship Black Belt 2nd
2021 IBJJF World Championship Black Belt 3rd
2022 IBJJF World Championship Black Belt 1st

3. Females IBJJF Hall of Fame Inductees

3.1. Beatriz De Oliveira Mesquita

Beatriz De Oliveira Mesquita

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Beatriz Mesquita is a 2nd-degree black belt under Leticia Ribeiro. She is a highly-decorated BJJ athlete and holds the most IBJJF World Championship titles under her belt. She is a 7 times world champion in Gi and once in No-Gi in her black belt career and 4 times world champion in her color belt career. She was inducted into the IBJJF Hall of Fame in 2022.

Years Event Belt Position
2007 IBJJF World Championship Purple Belt 1st
2008 IBJJF World Championship Purple Belt 1st
2008 IBJJF Pan American Championship Purple Belt 1st
2008 IBJJF Pan American Championship Purple Belt 1st
2009 IBJJF World Championship Purple Belt 1st
2009 IBJJF World Championship Purple Belt 1st
2009 IBJJF Pan American Championship Purple Belt 1st
2010 IBJJF World Championship No-Gi Brown Belt 1st
2010 IBJJF European Open Brown Belt 1st
2010 IBJJF European Open Brown Belt 1st
2010 IBJJF World Championship Brown Belt 2nd
2010 IBJJF World Championship Brown Belt 2nd
2011 IBJJF Pan Championship Brown Belt 3rd
2014 IBJJF World Championship Black Belt 1st
2014 IBJJF World Championship Black Belt 1st
2014 IBJJF Pan Championship Black Belt 1st
2014 IBJJF Pan Championship Black Belt 1st
2015 IBJJF World Championship Black Belt 1st
2015 IBJJF Pan Championship Black Belt 1st
2016 IBJJF World Championship Black Belt 1st
2016 IBJJF Pan Championship Black Belt 1st
2017 IBJJF World Championship Black Belt 1st
2017 IBJJF Pan Championship Black Belt 1st
2018 IBJJF World Championship Black Belt 1st
2018 IBJJF World Championship No-Gi Black Belt 1st
2018 IBJJF European Open Black Belt 1st
2019 IBJJF World Championship Black Belt 1st
2021 IBJJF World Championship Black Belt 1st

3.2. Bianca Andrade Barreto

Bianca Andrade Barreto

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Bianca Andrade is a black belt under Diojone Farias. She is now a fifth-degree black belt. Bianca is four times world champion in Gi and two times world champion in No-Gi in her black belt career. She was inducted into the IBJJF Hall of Fame in 2014.

Years Event Belt Position
2005 IBJJF World Championship Black Belt 1st
2006 IBJJF World Championship Black Belt 2nd
2007 IBJJF World No-Gi Championship Black Belt 1st
2007 IBJJF World Championship Black Belt 3rd
2008 IBJJF World Championship Black Belt 1st
2008 IBJJF World No-Gi Championship Black Belt 1st
2009 IBJJF World Championship Black Belt 1st
2010 IBJJF World Championship Black Belt 1st

3.3. Gabrielle Lemos Garcia

Gabrielle Lemos Garcia

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Gabrielle Garcia is a black belt under Fabio Gurgel. She got a third strip on his black belt and became a 3rd degree black belt. Gabi Garcia is six times world champion in her black belt career and once in her color belt career. She was inducted into the IBJJF Hall of Fame in 2014. She was submitted for the first time in 2021 and due to her record breakdown of never being submitted, she announced her retirement from BJJ.

Years Event Belt Position
2008 IBJJF World Championship Brown Belt 1st
2008 IBJJF World No-Gi Championship Brown Belt 1st
2009 IBJJF World No-Gi Championship Brown Belt 1st
2010 IBJJF World Championship Black Belt 1st
2010 IBJJF World Championship Black Belt 1st
2010 IBJJF Pans Championship Black Belt 1st
2010 IBJJF Pans Championship Black Belt 1st
2011 IBJJF World Championship Black Belt 1st
2011 IBJJF World Championship Black Belt 1st
2011 IBJJF Pans Championship Black Belt 1st
2011 IBJJF Pans Championship Black Belt 1st
2011 IBJJF European Open Black Belt 1st
2011 IBJJF European Open Black Belt 1st
2012 IBJJF World Championship Black Belt 1st
2012 IBJJF World Championship Black Belt 1st
2015 IBJJF European Open Black Belt 1st
2021 IBJJF World Championship Black Belt 3rd

3.4. Hannette Quadros Staack

Hannette Quadros Staack

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Hannette Quadros is a fourth-degree black belt and received her black belt under André “Negão” Terêncio. She is five times IBJJF World Champion in the Gi category and also won the World NoGi tournament once.. She was inducted into the IBJJF Hall of Fame in 2014.

Years Event Belt Position
2002 IBJJF World Championship Black Belt 1st
2004 IBJJF World Championship Black Belt 1st
2005 IBJJF World Championship Black Belt 3rd
2006 IBJJF World Championship Black Belt 2nd
2007 IBJJF World Championship No-Gi Black Belt 1st
2008 IBJJF World Championship Black Belt 1st
2009 IBJJF World Championship Black Belt 1st
2011 IBJJF World Championship Black Belt 1st
2013 IBJJF World Championship Black Belt 3rd
2014 IBJJF World Championship Black Belt 2nd

3.5. Kyra Gracie

Kyra Gracie

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Kyra Gracie is the fourth-degree black belt under Carlos Gracie Junior. She is five times world champion. Kyra Gracie is the first female black belt in the Gracie family. She was inducted into the IBJJF Hall of Fame in 2014.

Years Event Belt Position
2001 IBJJF Pan Championship Black Belt 1st
2002 IBJJF Pan Championship Black Belt 1st
2003 IBJJF Pan Championship Black Belt 1st
2004 IBJJF World Championship Black Belt 1st
2005 IBJJF Pan Championship Black Belt 1st
2006 IBJJF World Championship Black Belt 1st
2007 IBJJF Pan Championship Black Belt 1st
2008 IBJJF World Championship Black Belt 1st
2008 IBJJF World Championship Black Belt 1st
2010 IBJJF World Championship Black Belt 1st

3.6. Leticia Ribeiro Neves Dos Santos

Leticia Ribeiro Neves Dos Santos

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Leticia Ribeiro is a 6th-degree black belt. She received her black belt under Vinicius Aieta. Leticia is seven times world champion in Gi and two times world champion in No-Gi tournaments. She was inducted into IBJJF Hall of Fame in 2014.

Year Event Belt Position
1999 IBJJF World Championship Brown 3rd
2003 IBJJF Pan American Championship Black 1st
2004 IBJJF Pan American Championship Black 1st
2008 IBJJF World No-Gi Champion Black 1st
2010 IBJJF World No-Gi Champion Black 1st
2000 IBJJF World Champion Black 1st
2002 IBJJF World Champion Black 1st
2006 IBJJF World Champion Black 1st
2009 IBJJF World Champion Black 1st
2010 IBJJF World Champion Black 1st
2011 IBJJF World Champion Black 1st
2012 IBJJF World Champion Black 1st

3.7. Luanna Alzuguir Marton Moraes

Luanna Alzuguir Marton Moraes

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Luanna Alzuguir is a 4th-degree black belt. She received her black belt under Marco Barbosa. Luanna was ranked the number 1 BJJ athlete by IBJJF in 2013.  She is five times IBJJF World Gi Champion and also won the IBJJF NoGi World Championship once. She was inducted into the IBJJF Hall of Fame in 2014.

Year Event Belt Position
2009 IBJJF World Championship Black Belt 1st
2010 IBJJF World Championship Black Belt 1st
2010 IBJJF Pans Championship Black Belt 1st
2011 IBJJF World Championship Black Belt 1st
2011 IBJJF Pans Championship Black Belt 1st
2011 IBJJF European Open Black Belt 1st
2012 IBJJF World Championship Black Belt 1st
2012 IBJJF Pans Championship Black Belt 1st
2013 IBJJF World Championship Black Belt 1st
2013 IBJJF European Open Black Belt 1st
2014 IBJJF European Open Black Belt 1st
2018 IBJJF World Championship No-Gi Black Belt 1st

3.8. Michelle Zonato Nicolini

Michelle Zonato Nicolini

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Michelle Nicolini is the 3rd-degree black belt under Robert Drysdale. She is 8 times world champion in Gi and two times in No-Gi. She was inducted into the IBJJF Hall of Fame in 2014. She is the third most accomplished BJJ female athlete.

Year Event Belt Position
2006 IBJJF World Championship Black Belt 1st
2007 IBJJF World Championship Black Belt 1st
2007 IBJJF World Championship Black Belt 1st
2008 IBJJF World Championship NoGi Black Belt 1st
2008 IBJJF Pan Championship Black Belt 1st
2010 IBJJF World Championship Black Belt 1st
2010 IBJJF World Championship NoGi Black Belt 1st
2010 IBJJF Pan Championship Black Belt 1st
2011 IBJJF World Championship Black Belt 1st
2011 IBJJF Pan Championship Black Belt 1st
2012 IBJJF World Championship Black Belt 1st
2012 IBJJF European Open Black Belt 1st
2012 IBJJF European Open Black Belt 1st
2013 IBJJF World Championship Black Belt 1st
2014 IBJJF World Championship Black Belt 1st

4. Conclusion:

IBJJF Hall of Fame list owns 23 male and 8 female inductees awarded with IBJJF Hall of Fame titles. All these athletes have made some records that distinguish them from other athletes. Carlos Gracie Jr, Carlson Gracie, Roll Gracie, and Romero Cavalcanti were inducted into the IBJJF Hall of Fame in 2016 due to their unlimited services for BJJ.

The list given in this article is according to the year 2023. The list of IBJJF Hall of Fame is increasing with time as new athletes who are brimming with talent make new records. IBJJF has recently announced that Leandro Lo (late), the BJJ legend, is inducted into the IBJJF Hall of Fame list.

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