Table of Contents
- 1. Amanda Alequin Details
- 2. Amanda Alequin "Tubby" Biography
- 2.1. Early Life
- 2.2. The Desire of Amanda's Father
- 2.3. Practiced Boxing
- 2.4. Moved to Florida
- 2.5. Interest in Jiu-Jitsu
- 2.6. Started Jiu-Jitsu
- 2.7. Awarded Blue and Purple Belts
- 2.8. Márcio Cruz's Academy
- 2.9. Won World Championship
- 2.10. Worked at Veterinary Clinic
- 2.11. Awarded Black Belt
- 2.12. Married with Champion
- 2.13. WNO Champion
- 3. Historic Fights of Amanda Alequin
- 3.1. Amanda Alequin Vs. Jessica dos Santos
- 3.2. Amanda Alequin Vs. Jessa Khan
- 3.3. Amanda Alequin Vs. Laurah Hallock
- 4. Main Achievements
- 5. Main achievements (Belts)
- 6. Medals and Records
- 7. Professional Record Breakdown
- 8. Andy Murasaki Submission Method Breakdown
- 9. Amanda’s Fight History
- 10. Top Fights of Amanda Alequin
1. Amanda Alequin Details
|Name||Amanda Elouise Alequin (formerly Amanda Santana)|
|Date of Birth||19 August 1994|
|Born||Brooklyn, New York|
|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|
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.”
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.
|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.
|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.
|2019||IBJJF Atlanta Winter Open Championship||Laurah Hallock||Win||Points||1||Open Class|
4. Main Achievements
4.1. Gi Tournaments
FloGrappling WNO Championship
IBJJF Pan Championship
Fight 2 Win Pro 14
IBJJF World Championship
Abu Dhabi World Pro Trials
4.2. No-Gi Tournaments
IBJJF Pan Championship No-Gi
IBJJF World Championship No-Gi
5. Main Achievements (Belts)
5.1. Amanda’s Colored Belts Achievements
|2012||IBJJF World Championship||Blue||N/A||Gold|
|2012||IBJJF Pan Championship||Blue||Absolute||Silver|
|2013||Abu Dhabi World Pro Trials||Purple||N/A||Gold|
|2013||IBJJF World Championship No-Gi||Purple||Absolute||Gold|
|2014||IBJJF World Championship||Purple||Absolute||Silver|
|2015||IBJJF World Championship||Brown||Absolute||Gold|
5.2. Amanda’s Black Belts Achievements
|2016||IBJJF World Championship No-Gi||Black||Absolute||Gold|
|2016||Fight 2 Win Pro 14||Black||135lbs||Gold|
|2019||IBJJF Pan Championship No-Gi||Black||N/A||Gold|
|2019||IBJJF Pan Championship No-Gi||Black||Absolute||Silver|
|2020||IBJJF Pan Championship||Black||N/A||Silver|
|2021||FloGrappling WNO Champions||Black||115lbs||Gold|
6. Medals and Records
|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||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 Split Decision||1||2|
8. Andy Murasaki Submission Method Breakdown
|Submission Techniques||5 Wins||1 Loss|
|Bow and Arrow||1||0|
9. Amanda’s Fight History
|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