Carlos Henrique - The Lightweight BJJ Beast

Carlos Henrique - The Lightweight BJJ Beast

1. Carlos Henrique’s Details

Carlos Henrique’s Details

Name Carlos Henrique Costa Campos
Nickname CH7- “Cê-Aga-Setchee”
Born Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil
Date of Birth July 06, 1999
Weight Division Welterweight 76KG/ 168.0lbs
Last Weight-in Lightweight 73KG
Height 6’1’’
Disclosed Career Earnings N/A
Rank Black Belt
Last Fight N/A
Favorite Position Well- Rounded
Head Coach Isaque Bahiense
University N/A
Lineage Carlos Gracie > Helio Gracie > Rolls Gracie > Romero Cavalcanti > Alexandre Paiva > Fernando Tererê > Rubens Charles > Michael Langhi > Isaque Bahiense > Carlos Henrique
Fighting out of Houston, Texas, USA
Team Association Dream Art

2. Carlos Henrique’s Biography

Carlos Henrique, or CH7, is an elite BJJ black belt grappler under Isaque Bahiense, representing the Dream Art Academy. Henrique won his first international top-ranked tournament, the IBJJF World Championship, with a brown belt. He has competed against professional jiu-jitsu practitioners and won multiple titles in Gi and Nogi tournaments. Henrique is a 2x IBJJF World Gi and NoGi, 3x American Nationals, 2x Brazilian Nationals, 2x AJP Abu Dhabi Pro, 1x Pan NoGi, 1x ADCC and 1x European Open Championship winner. In 2023, Henrique married Camryn Costa, a purple-belt jiu-jitsu grappler.

2.1. Carlos Henrique’s Early Life

Carlos Henrique was born in Manaus, Brazil, on July 06, 1999, but grew up in the Manaus neighborhood city Alvorada. Since Henrique was a kid, he was interested in football. He joined a local football club and played there till 13. But he got extremely disheartened when he saw that soccer was not given enough attention in Amazonas, and to become a professional footballer, he had to move to Rio de Janeiro or Sao Paulo. In 2014, Henrique’s friend invited him to join martial arts classes at a local training center. It was the first time Henrique interacted with MMA, and he learned a few basic techniques, but then he lost interest and quit.

2.2. Carlos Henrique’s BJJ Training

After some time, he saw some athletes wearing kimonos and belts going towards a Jiu-jitsu training institute. Henrique’s curiosity for the sport developed, and he decided to try it. He joined Nova Uniao BJJ Academy. He quickly learned basic techniques and beat other boys at the gym. Henrique’s instructor promised to promote him to green belt only if he paid 150 Brazilian reels. Unfortunately, Henrique did not belong to a rich family, so he couldn’t afford that money and dropped out of the gym.

2.3. Carlos Henrique’s Lower Rank Advancement

After a few months in 2015, Henrique approached a training institute, Checkmat, and started training under Ivaniel Oliveira and John Kleicy. He observed a different environment in Checkmat from Nova Uniao. He was promoted to blue belt and then competed in local tournaments, winning the titles of IBJJF European Open and CBJJ Brazilian Nationals. In 2019, Henrique’s coach, Ivaniel Oliveira, moved to the US, and he had to leave Checkmat Academy. Soon, he discovered a new Jiu-Jitsu training academy, The Dream Art, in Sao Paulo. Till that time, Henrique had made up his mind that he wanted to be a professional athlete. He applied for the gym and got selected. In 2019, Henrique became a part of Dream Art, but soon after he started his training, Covid-19 hit the world, and he had to return to his native town. In Manaus, he joined the Escola Melqui Galvão’s academy, his training center was much similar to Dream Art. Henrique was promoted to purple belt under Melqui and John Kleicy. Within only one year, he was promoted to brown belt in 2020 by his master after he won the CBJJ Brazilian Nationals.

2.4. Carlos Henrique Returned to Dream Art

After pandemic restrictions were dispersed, Henrique thought of returning to Sao Paulo and working at Dream Art Academy. He returned to Dream Art and was trained under Isaque Bahiense, winning multiple titles.

‘‘Moving to the USA and working under Ishaque Bahiense was the best decision of my life. It changed every fame of my life’’.

2.5. Carlos Henrique Extraordinary Victory

In 2022 at brown belt, 21-year-old boy Carlos Henrique won the gold medal in the IBJJF World Championship for the first time. It was a remarkable milestone for him in his BJJ journey.

‘This is my story to win my first world championship. It started there in 2014 when I got to know jiu-jitsu and learned what the big world was like in the US. At the beginning of my career, I didn't know how I would compete in this championship. Things started to happen when I joined Dream Art, and with them, I managed to make my first international trip and win my first expressive title “EUROPEAN CHAMPION”. It was 9 years dreaming of winning this title. After 5 fights and 5 submissions, I managed to conquer that dream’.

2.6. Carlos Herique was Promoted to Black Belt

Carlos Herique moved to Houston, Texas, and joined Dream Art Jiu-Jitsu Academy. After massive achievements, in November 2022, Carlos Henrique was promoted to BJJ Black Belt under Isaque Bahiense just after winning the AJP Abu Dhabi World Pro title. In 2023, Henrique competed against top BJJ fighters in both local and International tournaments with and without BJJ Gi and took home high-ranked titles. Currently, he is associated with the Orandy Bros Jiu-Jitsu.

‘‘All the victories and experiences have made me the professional athlete I am today. Through the color belts, I've been watching the black belts, and it's unbelievable to think that it's my turn, I've been preparing myself for this moment for a very long time. I have a great team and family that shows me strong support’’.

3. Carlos Henrique’s BJJ Historic Fights

3.1. Carlos Henrique vs Daniel Sathler

Sathler Make the First Move

In the 2023 IBJJF Pan Championship NoGi, the final bout occurred between Carlos Henrique and Daniel Sathler. Sathler pulled a close guard, put pressure on his left arm, and attempted a flip. Henqriue gets into a knee bar, tightly grabbing his opponent to get an advantage.

Submission by Henrique

Sathler escaped but was again dragged on the mat via straight arm lock by Henrique, followed by an armbar. It was a tough fight as both grapplers tried submission attacks against their opponents.

Winner of Pan NoGi 2023

Henrique kept good control over his opponent. He attempted a crucifix and then, with a guillotine, got two points. Henrique won the title of IBJJF Pan Championship NoGi in the lightweight division as a black belt for the first time.

Year Event Opponent W/L/D Method Stage Weight Class
2023 IBJJF Pan NoGi Daniel Sathler W Pts: 2x0 F 73KG

3.2. Carlos Henrique vs Dante Leon

An Electrifying Beginning

In the 2022 IBJJF World NoGi Championship, a final ten-minute grappling match occurred between Carlos Henrique and ADCC Champion Dante Leon. the bout began with Henrique pulling a half-guard pass and Leon exerting pressure on his knees. Henrique escaped and attempted an arm bar, dragging Leon on the mat.

Henrique’s Tremendous Triangle Attempt

Carlos Henrique attempted a triangle over the top with his single leg on Leon’s shoulder. Leon pulled his leg, and Henrique got in a 50-50.

Leon Won the Fight

Dante Leon kept maximum pressure on his opponent and won the match by points and advantages.

Year Event Opponent W/L/D Method Stage Weight Class
2022 IBJJF World NoGi Dante Leon L Pts: 2x0 F 73KG

3.3. Carlos Henrique vs Andy Murasaki

Clash Between Carlos Henrique and Andy Muraski

In the 2023 IBJJF Flo Grappling GP semi-finals, a thrilling match was held between Dream Art representative fighter Carlos Henrique and Atos top fighter Andy Muraski. The bout begin with a half-guard pass pulled by Henrique.

Henrique’s Oustanding Leg Game

Henrique kept the pressure on Muraski’s leg by keeping it engaging inside and pulling a tornado guard with Muraski’s chest on Henrique’s back. Henrique beautifully played his leg game, holding on to his opponent and defending himself, but Muraski somehow managed to release his legs and came on top of Henrique.

Result of the Fight

The fight got quite intense as both grapplers fought with full energy. But Muraski got control over his opponent. He choked his opponent from the back and won the bout.

Year Event Opponent W/L/D Method Stage Weight Class
2023 IBJJF Flo Grappling GP Andy Muraski L Choke from back SF 76KG

4. Carlos Henrique’s National and International Achievement

Year Event Medal Weight
2020 European Open GoldGold Medal Icon 76KG
2021 AJP Abu Dhabi World Pro GoldGold Medal Icon 76KG
2022 CBJJ Brazilian Nationals GoldGold Medal Icon 76KG
2022 IBJJF World Championship GoldGold Medal Icon 73KG
2022 IBJJF American Nationals GoldGold Medal Icon 73KG
2023 IBJJF World Championship NOGI GoldGold Medal Icon 73KG
2023 IBJJF Pan Championship NOGI GoldGold Medal Icon 73KG

4.1. Carlo’s Henrique Main Achievements (Black Belt)

Year Event Belt Position
2024 Austin Winter Open Black 1st place
2023 ADCC Championship Black 1st place
2023 IBJJF Houston Fall Open Black 1st place
2023 IBJJF Waco Open Black 1st place
2023 IBJJF Pan Championship NOGI Black 1st place
2023 IBJJF World Championship NOGI Black 2nd place
2023 IBJJF American Nationals NOGI Black 2nd place
2023 IBJJF American Nationals Black 2nd place

4.2. Carlo’s Henrique Main Achievements (Colored Belt)

Year Event Belt Position
2019 CBJJ Brazilian Nationals Blue 3rd place
2020 IBJJF European Open Blue 1st place
2020 CBJJ Brazilian Nationals Purple 1st place
2021 AJP Abu Dhabi World Pro Brown 1st place
2022 IBJJF World Championship Brown 1st place
2022 AJP Abu Dhabi World Pro Brown 2nd position
2022 IBJJF American Nationals NOGI Brown 1st place
2022 CBJJ Brazilian Nationals NOGI Brown 1st place
2022 CBJJ Brazilian Nationals Brown 1st place
2022 IBJJF American Nationals Brown 1st place

5. Carlos Henrique’s BJJ Professional Record Breakdown

49 matches 33 wins 16 losses
By points 20 8
By advantages 3 3
By submission 9 4
By decision 1 1
By penalties 0 0
By DQ 0 0

5.1. Methods of Submission W/L

Methods 9 Wins 4 Losses
Leaf Clover 1 0
Armbar 2 0
Choke from Back 0 1
RNC 1 0
Lateral KneeBar 1 0
Inside Heel Hook 1 3
Triangle 1 0
Submission 1 0
Guillotine 1 0

6. Carlos Henrique’s BJJ Fight History

Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
Leo Silva W Armbar Waco Open 76KG SF 2022
Pablo Lavaselli W Pts: 4x2 Waco Open 76KG F 2022
Leo Silva W Pts: 0x0, Adv Waco Open ABS R1 2022
Filipe Pimentel L Pts: 2x0 Waco Open ABS 4F 2022
Carlos Mejia W Guillotine Waco NGO 73KG SF 2022
Lukete Silva L Inside heel hook Waco NGO 73KG F 2022
Clayton Mayfield W Leaf clover NoGi Worlds ABS R1 2022
Fabio Caloi W Pts: 2x0 NoGi Worlds 73KG 8F 2022
Jonata Gomes W Pts: 2x0 NoGi Worlds 73KG 4F 2022
Ellis Younger W Pts: 2x0 NoGi Worlds 73KG SF 2022
Dante Leon L Pts: 2x0 NoGi Worlds 73KG F 2022
Andy Murasaki L Choke from back IBJJF GP 76KG SF 2023
Elijah Dorsey L Pts: 5x2 IBJJF GP 76KG 3RD 2023
Leon Larman L Pts: 0x0, Adv Pan American 76KG 8F 2023
Yue Goh W Points Nashville SPO 76KG SF 2023
Lukete Silva L Referee Decision Nashville SPO 76KG F 2023
Bernardo Delibero W Points Nashville SPO ABS R1 2023
Clay Mayfield W Points Nashville SPO ABS 4F 2023
Matheus Gabriel L Points Houston Open 76KG SF 2023
Youngseung Cho W Points Houston Open ABS R1 2023
Guilherme Augusto L N/A Houston Open ABS 4F 2023
Lukete Silva W Points B Raton Open 76KG F 2023
Joao Neto L Pts: 4x4, Adv World Champ. 76KG R1 2023
Danilo Moreira L Pts: 2x0 American Nats 76KG F 2023
Tomoshige Sera W Pts: 18x0 American NNG 73KG 4F 2023
Angel Alvarez W Lateral kneebar American NNG 73KG SF 2023
Josh Cisneros L Pts: 0x0, Adv American NNG 73KG F 2023
Joshua Bacallao W Pts: 7x0 American NNG ABS 4F 2023
Elder Cruz L Pts: 2x0 American NNG ABS SF 2023
Ben Eddy W Referee Decision WNO 19 70KG SPF 2023
Alex West W Triangle Enigma Inv 70KG R1 2023
Dominic Mejia L Pts: 3x0 Enigma Inv 70KG 4F 2023
Maximilian Hanson W Pts: 6x4 NoGi Pan 73KG 4F 2023
Richar Nogueira W Pts: 4x4, Adv NoGi Pan 73KG SF 2023
Daniel Sathler W Pts: 2x0 NoGi Pan 73KG F 2023
Marlon Tanaka W Pts: 2x0 Houston FO 100KG F 2023
Lucas Alcantara W Points Houston FO ABS 4F 2023
Alef Brito W N/A Houston FO ABS SF 2023
Italo Lima W Adv Houston FO ABS F 2023
Carlos Andre W Inside heel hook Houston FNGO 79KG F 2023
Carlos Andre W N/A Houston FNGO ABS 4F 2023
Emilio Hernandez W RNC Houston FNGO ABS SF 2023
Pedro Marinho L Inside heel hook Houston FNGO ABS F 2023
Zack Ghalayini W Submission ADCC Florida 76KG R1 2023
Jeffrey Cummings W Pts: 15x0 ADCC Florida 76KG R2 2023
Bernardo Delibero W Armbar ADCC Florida 76KG 4F 2023
Igor Feliz W Pts: 2x0 ADCC Florida 76KG SF 2023
Michael Sainz W Pts: 5x0 ADCC Florida 76KG F 2023
Lucas Valente L Inside heel hook NoGi World 73KG R2 2023

7. Carlos Henrique’s Top Fights

Léon Larman vs Carlos Henrique / Pan Championship 2023

Carlos Henrique v Alexandru Kiss / European 2020

Elijah Dorsey v Carlos Henrique / IBJJF FLOGRAPPLING GP 2023

Lucas Silva vs Carlos Henrique / Nashville Spring Open 2023

Pedro Marinho vs Carlos Henrique / Houston Fall Open No-Gi 2023

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