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Amanda Alequin "Tubby"- Aggressive Submission Grappler

Amanda Alequin "Tubby"- Aggressive Submission Grappler

1. Amanda Alequin Details

Amanda Alequin Details
Name Amanda Elouise Alequin (formerly Amanda Santana)
Nickname Tubby
Date of Birth 19 August 1994
Nationality American
Born Brooklyn, New York
Age 28 years
College/University N/A
Profession Martial Artist
Last Fight 22-07-2022
Last Weigh in 64 Kg - (141 lbs)
Weight Class Division Peso Leve (64 kg/141 lbs)
Peso Médio (69kg/152.5lbs)
Height 5’5” - 165cm
Career Disclosed Earning N/A
Fought Out of America
Foundational Style Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Favorite Technique Open Guard
Belt Rank Black Belt
Awarded by Márcio “Pé de Pano” Cruz
Head Coach Márcio “Pé de Pano” Cruz
Lineage C. Gracie -> Helio Gracie -> Carlos Gracie Jr -> Marcio Cruz -> Amanda Alequin
Team/Association Marcio Cruz BJJ, Alliance
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2. Amanda Alequin "Tubby" Biography

2.1. Early Life

Amanda Alequin, known as Amanda Santana, originally belonged to the US. She was born in Brooklyn, New York on 19 August 1994.

2.2. The Desire of Amanda's Father

Growing up in a rough neighborhood, Tubby's father wanted to teach martial arts to his daughters. Amanda's father saw the possibility of altercations and instilled the need and desire in her daughter to learn and practice martial arts for self-defense.

“We lived in a rough neighborhood in Brooklyn and my dad was always big on self-defense. Plus I grew up with 2 older sisters and a little brother, so every time we fought he would make us box it out.”
(Amanda Santana)

2.3. Practiced Boxing

During her childhood years, Tubby's first step to enter the martial world started with boxing.

2.4. Moved to Florida

Amanda’s family decided to relocate to another state of the US. The family of Amanda relocated and celebrated her 13th birthday in Florida. At that time, she practiced Boxing and other mixed Martial Arts (MMA) at home.

2.5. Interest in Jiu-Jitsu

Tubby’s desire to do Jiu-Jitsu started because of his brother. Amanda’s brother started his Jiu-Jitsu practice at home which impressed his younger sister. She fell in love with Jiu-Jitsu techniques, especially joint locks and submission choke holds. Amanda’s brother often practiced multiple Jiu-Jitsu maneuvers with her which increased her curiosity.

2.6. Started Jiu-Jitsu

Amanda started Jiu-Jitsu practice at the age of 15 under the mentorship of Jerre Norton. Jerry Norton was a Black Belt Champion at that time under the great Eduardo Veio de Lima.

2.7. Awarded Blue and Purple Belts

Amanda continued her practice with Norton, who awarded her Blue Belt and later Purple Belt. After that, Amanda's family had some clashes with her coach and resultantly parted ways with her first instructor.

2.8. Márcio Cruz's Academy

After leaving her first Jiu-Jitsu institution, Tubby joined the Marcio Cruz Academy. She met with Cruz during her training sessions at Norton academy, so it was not difficult for her to adjust to the new place and new environment.

2.9. Won World Championship

For Amanda, 2015 was a year of accomplishments. She made impressive achievements in national and international competitions. She achieved double Gold Medals in the IBJJF World Championship and in ADCC trials.

2.10. Worked at Veterinary Clinic

The all-rounder- Amanda Alequin not only gave a proud performance in the grappling world but also worked at a veterinary clinic for her necessities. She worked as a technician at a veterinary clinic along with her Jiu-Jitsu training.

2.11. Awarded Black Belt

Amanda always tried hard to maintain her winning record. Her true struggle paid off on 25th June 2016, when she was awarded the Black Belt by Marcio Cruz.

2.12. Married with Champion

Amanda tied the knot with MMA and BJJ practitioner Eric Alequin. 

2.13. WNO Champion

Tubby’s elite submission skills led her to achieve the reputation of a  top-notch and emerging BJJ grappler. She has the record for the fastest submission in the WNO Women's Championship. 

3. Historic Fights of Amanda Alequin

3.1. Amanda Alequin Vs. Jessica dos Santos

This was the 2019 IBJJF Pan No-Gi Jiu-Jitsu Championship fight held between the two iron ladies, Jessica Santos and Amanda Alequin. They faced each other in the semifinal of the Championship.

The match started with a thrilling guard attack by Jessica Santos. She tried her best to maintain her dominant position. However, after a minute, Amanda successfully passed her opponent’s guard and applied close guard. Amanda also struggled to maintain her dominant position. This match seemed to be in Jessica’s hands.

However, at the last minute, Amanda's powerful foot lock attack proved to be a decisive move. She won the match by the foot lock submission.

Year Event Opponent W/L/D Method Round Weight Class
2019 IBJJF Pan No-Gi Jiu-Jitsu Championship Jessica dos Santos Win Submission (Foot Lock) 1 Lightweight

3.2. Amanda Alequin Vs. Jessa Khan

The 2021 WNO Championship was held in the last week of September. Amanda Alequin and Jessa Khan participated in the championship to showcase their elite grappling skills.

At the beginning of the fight, Jessa Khan put her energy and effort into strangling her opponent. She tried close guard but struggled to maintain her position. Amanda Alequin's prompt attempts at toehold disturbed the balance of her opponent. Amanda's powerful toehold attempt forced her opponent to tap out in just 42 seconds.

Amanda Alequin made the record of the fastest submission in the FloGrappling WNO Championship against Jessa Khan.  

Year Event Opponent W/L/D Method Round Weight Class
2021 FloGrappling WNO Championship Jessa Khan Win Submission (Toehold) 1 115lbs

3.3. Amanda Alequin Vs. Laurah Hallock

The 2019 IBJJF Winter Open Championship was worth watching. In the final, Tubby and Laurah faced each other with full enthusiasm to win the medal.

In the start, Laurah Hallock maintained her dominant position by applying her elite BJJ skills. Amanda also showed her potential defensive skills and passed the guard of her opponent.

Amanda struggled to get the title fulfilled by the end of the fight time and she won the fight by points. Amanda won the championship and added one more title to her achievements.

Year Event Opponent W/L/D Method Round Weight Class
2019 IBJJF Atlanta Winter Open Championship Laurah Hallock Win Points 1 Open Class

4. Main Achievements

4.1. Gi Tournaments

FloGrappling WNO Championship

Year Medal Weight Class
2021 Gold Gold Medal Icon 115lbs

IBJJF Pan Championship

Year Medal Weight Class
2020 Silver Silver Medal Icon N/A
2012 Silver Silver Medal Icon Absolute

Fight 2 Win Pro 14 

Year Medal Weight Class
2016 Gold Gold Medal Icon 135lbs

IBJJF World Championship 

Year Medal Weight Class
2016 Bronze Bronze Medal Icon Absolute
2015 Gold Gold Medal Icon Absolute
2015 Silver Silver Medal Icon Absolute
2012 Gold Gold Medal Icon N/A

Abu Dhabi World Pro Trials 

Year Medal Weight Class
2013 Gold Gold Medal Icon N/A

4.2. No-Gi Tournaments

IBJJF Pan Championship No-Gi

Year Medal Weight Class
2019 Silver Silver Medal Icon Absolute
2019 Gold Gold Medal Icon N/A

IBJJF World Championship No-Gi 

Year Medal Weight Class
2016 Gold Gold Medal Icon Absolute
2013 Gold Gold Medal Icon Absolute

5. Main Achievements (Belts)

5.1. Amanda’s Colored Belts Achievements

Year Event Belt Weight Class Medal
2012 IBJJF World Championship Blue N/A Gold Gold Medal Icon
2012 IBJJF Pan Championship Blue Absolute Silver Silver Medal Icon
2013 Abu Dhabi World Pro Trials Purple N/A Gold Gold Medal Icon
2013 IBJJF World Championship No-Gi Purple Absolute Gold Gold Medal Icon
2014 IBJJF World Championship Purple Absolute Silver Silver Medal Icon
2015 IBJJF World Championship Brown Absolute Gold Gold Medal Icon
2016  IBJJFWorld Championship Brown N/A Bronze Bronze Medal Icon

5.2. Amanda’s Black Belts Achievements  

Year Event Belt Weight Class Medal
2016 IBJJF World Championship No-Gi Black Absolute Gold Gold Medal Icon
2016 Fight 2 Win Pro 14 Black 135lbs Gold Gold Medal Icon
2019 IBJJF Pan Championship No-Gi Black N/A Gold Gold Medal Icon
2019 IBJJF Pan Championship No-Gi Black Absolute Silver Silver Medal Icon
2020 IBJJF Pan Championship Black N/A Silver Silver Medal Icon
2021 FloGrappling WNO Champions Black 115lbs Gold Gold Medal Icon

6. Medals and Records

Year Event Position
2012 IBJJF World Championship 1st
2012 IBJJF Pan Championship 2nd
2013 UAEJJF Abu Dhabi World Pro Trials 1st
2013 IBJJF World Championship No-Gi 1st
2014  IBJJF World Championship 2nd
2015 IBJJF World Championship 1st
2016  IBJJFWorld Championship 3rd
2016 IBJJF World Championship No-Gi 1st
2016 Fight 2 Win Pro 14 1st
2019 IBJJF Pan Championship No-Gi 1st
2019 IBJJF Pan Championship No-Gi 2nd
2020 IBJJF Pan Championship 2nd
2021 FloGrappling WNO Champions 1st

7. Professional Record Breakdown

30 Matches 18 Wins 12 Losses
By Submission  5 1
By Points 1 1
By Advantage 0 1
By Decision 3 4
By DQ 1 0
By Split Decision 1 2
Other 7 3

8. Andy Murasaki Submission Method Breakdown

Submission Techniques 5 Wins 1 Loss
Knee Bar 1 0
Choke 1 0
Leg Lock 1 0
Bow and Arrow 1 0
Toe Hold 1 0
Triangle 0 1

9. Amanda’s Fight History

Year Event Opponent W/L/D Method Weight
2022 Tezos Who's Number One: Craig Jones vs Pedro Marinho B. Ste-Marie L Split Decision N/A
2021 Subversiv 6 P. Fontes W Decision N/A
2021  FloGrappling WNO Championship T. Musumeci L Decision 115lbs
2021  FloGrappling WNO Championship A. Nguyen W Knee Bar 115lbs
2021  FloGrappling WNO Championship T. Musumeci L Decision 115lbs
2021  FloGrappling WNO Championship J. Khan W Toehold 115lbs
2021 Fight to Win 174 R. Canuto L Triangle N/A
2021 Fight to Win 171 G. McComb W Split Decision N/A
2021 Fight to Win 162 N. Ribeiro W Decision N/A
2020 Pan Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championship L. Perez W Points Featherweight
2020 Pan Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championship G. Lima L Advantage Featherweight
2020 Fight to Win 153 P. Fontes W Choke 125lbs
2019 IBJJF New York Fall Open J. Swanson W Other Middleweight
2019 Fight 2 Win 130 K. Antunes W Leg Lock 130lbs
2019 Fight 2 Win 126 G. Lima L Split Decision 140lbs
2019 Pan IBJJF Jiu-Jitsu No-Gi Championship L. Hallock L Other Absolute Division
2019 Pan IBJJF Jiu-Jitsu No-Gi Championship T. Alencar W Other Lightweight
2019 Pan IBJJF Jiu-Jitsu No-Gi Championship M. Malyjasiak W Other Absolute Division
2019 Pan IBJJF Jiu-Jitsu No-Gi Championship J. Santos W Other Lightweight
2019 Pan IBJJF Jiu-Jitsu No-Gi Championship V. Toscano W Other Absolute Division
2019 Pan IBJJF Jiu-Jitsu No-Gi Championship C. Damm W Other Lightweight
2019 Fight 2 Win 120 C. Perret L Decision Bantamweight
2019 Pan Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championship G. Lima L Other Lightweight
2019 Pan Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championship B. Basilio L Other Absolute Division
2019 IBJJF Atlanta Winter Open L. Hallock W Other Absolute Division
2018 Fight 2 Win Pro 95 J. Bishop W Decision Bantamweight
2018 Fight 2 Win Pro 68 A. Vieira L Decision Featherweight
2017 Grappling Pro Championships Pro Womens T. Alencar L Points  
2016  World Jiu-Jitsu No-Gi IBJJF Championship I. Floisvik W DQ Middleweight
2016 Fight 2 Win Pro 14 M. Bentley W Bow and Arrow 135lbs

10. Top Fights of Amanda Alequin

Amanda Alequin VS Jessica Swanson/ New York Fall Open 2019

Amanda Alequin VS Jessica dos Santos / Pan NoGi Championship 2019

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