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Claudio “Caloquinha” Mattos - BJJ Black Belt

Claudio “Caloquinha” Mattos - BJJ Black Belt

1. Claudio Mattos’s Details

Claudio Mattos’s Details
Name Claudio de Mattos Cardoso
Nickname Caloquinha
Popeye
Born Belo Horizonte, Brazil
Date of Birth 16th July, 1981
Nationality Brazilian
     Weight Division Peso Leve (Lightweight) 75kg/ 167 lbs.
Last Weight In 82 kg
Height 5 ft 10 inches
Foundation Style Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Net Worth N/A
Rank Black Belt
Awarded by Vinicius Magalhaes “Draculino”
Head Coach Vinicius Magalhaes “Draculino”
Last Fight With Michael Langhi (BJJ stars Event)
Fighting out of Curitiba, Parana (MMA)
São Paulo, Brazil (BJJ)
Favorite Technique Half Guard
Favorite Technique Toe Hold and Kneebar
Lineage Mitsuyo Maeda > Carlos Gracie Sr. > Helio Gracie > Carlos Gracie Junior > Vinicius Magalhaes > Claudio Mattos
Team Association Gracie Barra - Belo Horizonte
Chute Boxe
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2. Claudio Mattos’s Biography

Claudio Mattos is a renowned BJJ black belt under his mentor Vinicius Magalhaes, who is one of the most revered jiu-jitsu coaches in the world. Mattos earned a silver medal in the 2010 World Pro Championship after  winning a gold medal in the Brazilian National Championship & South American Championship.

2.1. Early Details

Claudio Mattos was born in Belo Horizonte, Brazil on the 16th July, 1981.

2.2. Nickname

Mattos earned the title “Caloca” among his friends due to his cartoon-like resemblance. As a result,  he got his nickname “Caloquinha,” which means “Little Caloca.”

2.3. Jiu-Jitsu Training

Mattos was inspired by his brother, who was a dedicated  Jiu-Jitsu practitioner. and started Jiu-Jitsu training at the age of 16.

2.4. Influence of Vinicius Magalhaes “Draculino”

Mattos was fortunate to train under Vinicius Magalhaes, who was renowned as “Draculino.” Magalhaes helped Mattos reach his full potential and become one of the best fighters and instructors in the BJJ world. He instilled great BJJ techniques and practices in Mattos that made him a person of high value.

2.5. Mentorship as a “Purple Belt”

Being a purple belt, Mattos started working as an assistant trainer of Master Magalhaes, a role he continues to this day.

2.6. Current Instructorship Status

Mattos is the head instructor at the Rio Sport Center, Belo Horizonte.

2.7. 1st Appearance in MMA as a Brown Belt

In 2004, he debuted in MMA against Igor Pitbull. Mattos quickly threw his opponent on the ground and concluded the match with Katagatame.

2.8. Fight against Andre “Dida” Amado

Mattos returned to MMA later at the beginning of 2005 in a fight against Andre Amado, and this impressive fight ended in a draw.

2.9. Promotion to Black Belt

Mattos acquired the coveted  black belt at the conclusion of 2005 from his mentor Vinicius Magalhaes..

2.10. Next MMA Venture and Transformation to Jiu-Jitsu

At the end of 2006, Mattos fought another MMA bout against Thomas Hytten and lost as a result of a cut. Since then, he committed only to BJJ, being very busy during 2008 & 2009.

2.11. Brazilian Trials and World  Pro Cup Championship

In 2010, Mattos won the Brazilian Trials and also competed in the World Pro Cup Championship, UAE. He made it to the finals but was submitted by a successful sweep attempt by Durinho Burns.

2.12. “All Expenses Paid” Prize Trip to World Jiu-Jitsu Championships

In 2010, Mattos also  won the SP Cup Tournament by ruthlessly submitting all of his opponents. He received an “All Expenses Paid” prize tour to the World Jiu-Jitsu Championships.

3. Claudio Mattos’s Historic Fights

3.1. Claudio Mattos vs Gilbert Burns

In an encounter between Claudio Mattos and Gilbert Burns that took place at the World Pro event in 2010, Mattos suffered a defeat by 2 points despite dominating his opponent. In the initial rounds, he attempted a kneebar and an armlock but was unable to submit Burns, who ultimately defeated Mattos via leglock.

Year Event Opponent W/L/D Method Stage Weight Class
2010 World Pro Gilbert Burns Loss Pts: 2x0 F 74kg

3.2. Claudio Mattos vs. AJ Agazarm

In 2013, Mattos fought against and AJ Agazarm at the Rio Open Superfight Event.  In this match, both  fighters tried their best to submit the other but failed. As the fight progressed, Mattos dominated Agazarm and concluded the bout with a kneebar.

Year Event Opponent W/L/D Method Stage Weight Class
2013 Rio Open AJ Agazarm Win Kneebar SF 76kg

3.3. Claudio Mattos vs. Bruno Celio

In 2015, Claudio Mattos faced Bruno Celio at the Team Nationals Event. Mattos won this final match by applying a head and arm choke (Katagatame) only a few minutes into the fight.

Year Event Opponent W/L/D Method Stage Weight Class
2015 Team Nationals Bruno Celio Win Bruno Celio F 76kg

4. Claudio Mattos’s Main Achievements

Year Event Place
2006 IBJJF/CBJJ European Silver Medalist
2008 CBJJE South American Silver Medalist
2008 NoGi World Championship Bronze Medalist
2008 NoGi Pan American Bronze Medalist
2008 CBJJE South American Silver Medalist
2008 CBJJE Brazilian National Cup Silver Medalist
2009 CBJJE South American Champion
2009 CBJJE World Cup Champion
2009 CBJJE Brazilian National Cup Champion
2009 World Pro Cup Silver Medalist
2009 IBJJF/CBJJE Rio Open Silver Medalist
2010 SP Cup Winner
2014 IBJJF Brazilian National Champion

5. Claudio Mattos’s Professional Record Breakdown

5.1. Claudio Mattos’s Professional Record

87 Matches 63 Wins 23 Losses 1 Draw
By Points 29 9 0
By Advantages 7 4 0
By Submission 20 5 0
By Decision 6 2 0
By Penalties 0 2 0
By DQ 1 1 0
By Draw 0 0 1

5.2. Methods of Submission

Method of Submission 20 Wins 5 Losses
Kneebar 4 0
Toe Hold 4 0
Calf Slicer 2 0
Kimura 1 0
Katagatame 4 0
Triangle 2 0
Footlock 2 0
Leglock 1 0
Choke from Back 0 2
Choke 0 1
Armbar 0 1
RNC 0 1

6. Claudio Mattos’s Fight History

Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
Bruno Frazatto W Pts: 2x0 WPC SD trials 74KG SF 2010
Vitor Oliveira W Pts: 2x0 WPC SD trials 74KG F 2010
Gilbert Burns L Pts: 2x0 World Pro. 74KG F 2010
Eduardo Pessoa W Kneebar Copa Podio 76KG GP 2011
Viniciuis Marinho W Pts: 2x0 Copa Podio 76KG GP 2011
Helder Medeiros W Pts: 2x0 Copa Podio 76KG GP 2011
Ed Ramos W Pts: 0x0, Adv Copa Podio 76KG SF 2011
Leandro Lo L Choke from back Copa Podio 76KG F 2011
Vinicius Marinho L Pts: 4x2 Pan American 76KG 4F 2012
Micael Langhi L Pts: 8x4 Copa Podio ABS SPF 2012
Marcel Goulart W Points World Champ. 76KG R1 2012
Caio Almeida W Points South American 88KG SF 2013
C. Negromonte L Choke from back South American 88KG F 2013
Rodrigo Caporal L Points World Champ. 76KG 4F 2013
Paulo Miyao L Adv Brasileiro CBJJE NA NA 2013
Unknown W Katagatame Rio Open 76KG 4F 2013
Sandro Vieira W Kneebar Rio Open 76KG SF 2013
AJ Agazarm W Adv Rio Open 76KG F 2013
Rafael Henrique W Pts: 2x0 World Pro Trial 76KG SF 2014
Thiago Abreu W Pts: 5x0 World Pro Trial 76KG F 2014
C. Negromonte W Referee Decision Brasileiro 82KG SF 2014
Deigo Borges W Referee Decision Brasileiro 82KG F 2014
Roberto Satoshi L Choke World Pro. 76KG SF 2014
Romulo Souza W Points No Gi Pan Am. 88KG SF 2014
Brian Beaury W Toe hold No Gi Pan Am. 88KG F 2014
Felipe Brobrick W Points NoGi Worlds 88KG 4F 2014
Arnaldo Maidana L DQ NoGi Worlds 88KG SF 2014
C. Negromonte L Pts: 2x0 Brasileiro NoGi 88KG F 2014
Unknown W Toe hold Brasileiro NoGi ABS 4F 2014
Victor Bomfim W Pts: 2x2, Adv Rio BJJ Pro 94KG SF 2014
Dimitrus Souza L Pts: 2x2, Adv Rio BJJ Pro 94KG F 2014
Pedro Henrique W N/A Rio Fall NoGi 88KG SF 2015
William Martins W N/A Rio Fall NoGi 88KG F 2015
Rodrigo Rocha W DQ Rio Fall NoGi ABS SF 2015
Erberth Santos L Armbar Rio Fall NoGi ABS F 2015
Thiago Gaia W Calf slicer ADCC RJ 77KG R1 2015
Lucas Gomes W Footlock ADCC RJ 77KG 4F 2015
Chico Salgado W Leglock ADCC RJ 77KG SF 2015
Davi Ramos L RNC ADCC RJ 77KG F 2015
Jack Mackenzie W Referee Decision ADCC SP 77KG 4F 2015
Jonatas Gracie W Toe hold ADCC SP 77KG SF 2015
Gabriel Rollo L Pts: 0x0, Pen ADCC SP 77KG F 2015
Victor Silverio W Referee Decision Brasileiro 82KG SF 2015
Augusto Carsalade L Points Brasileiro 82KG F 2015
Edson Luis W N/A Curitiba No Gi 88KG SF 2015
Romeu Mendes W Adv Curitiba No Gi 88KG F 2015
Unknown W Footlock Curitiba Open 82KG 4F 2015
Fabio Pulita W Adv Curitiba Open 82KG SF 2015
Joao Carvalho W N/A Brazil Nat. Pro 77KG R1 2015
Wellington Luis L Pts: 0x0, Adv Brazil Nat. Pro 77KG 4F 2015
Caio Gregori W Katagatame Brazil Nat. Pro U77KG R1 2015
Darcy Inácio W Kimura Sub. Campos X 77KG RR 2015
Leonardo Vasconcelos W Points Sub. Campos X 77KG RR 2015
Bruno Celio W Katagatame Team Nationals 76KG F 2015
Lucas Valle W Adv Desafio UK 82KG RR 2015
Gabriel Rollo L Pts: 2x2, Adv Desafio UK 82KG RR 2015
Hermes França W Pts: 4x0 Desafio UK 82KG RR 2015
Luciano Bernert W Triangle Desafio UK 82KG RR 2015
Felipe Cesar D --- Desafio UK 82KG RR 2015
Lucas Valle W Pts: 10x0 Desafio UK 82KG 3RD 2015
João Diniz W Triangle Brasileiro NoGi 85KG 4F 2015
Patrick Gaudio L Pts: 3x2 Brasileiro NoGi 85KG SF 2015
Tomasz Michalowsk W N/A European NoGi 88KG SF 2016
Max Carvalho W N/A European NoGi 88KG F 2016
Ricardo Elleres W N/A Brasileiro 82KG R1 2016
Chaise Albuquerque W N/A Brasileiro 82KG 8F 2016
Vinicius Garcia W N/A Brasileiro 82KG 4F 2016
Luan Carvalho L Referee Decision Brasileiro 82KG SF 2016
Carlos Guedes W Toe hold Brasileiro Equipes 76KG SF 2016
H. Marques W Adv Brasileiro Equipes 76KG F 2016
Vinicius Garcia L Pts: 2x0 BH Open 82KG 4F 2016
Gabriel Alves W Kneebar Brasileiro NoGi 85KG 4F 2016
Gabriel Procópio W Points Brasileiro NoGi 85KG SF 2016
Unknown W Kneebar ADCC SP Trials 77KG 4F 2017
Marcel Gonaclaves W Referee Decision ADCC SP Trials 77KG SF 2017
Felipe Cesar L Referee Decision ADCC SP Trials 77KG F 2017
Everton Freitas W Points ADCC RJ 77KG R1 2017
Marcel Golcalves W Referee Decision ADCC RJ 77KG R2 2017
Daniel Hortegas W N/A ADCC RJ 77KG 4F 2017
Gabriel Rollo L Pen ADCC RJ 77KG SF 2017
Fagner Figueiroa W Katagatame Curitiba Fall Open 82KG 4F 2017
Caio Almeida W Calf slicer Curitiba Fall Open 82KG SF 2017
Unknown W Points Curitiba Fall Open 82KG F 2017
Samuel Rodrigues W N/A Vitoria Open 82KG 4F 2017
Andre Almeida W N/A Vitoria Open 82KG SF 2017
Pedro Agrizzi W Points Vitoria Open 82KG F 2017
Michael Langhi L Pts: 2x0 BJJ Stars ABS 82KG 2021

7. Top Fight Links

2010 World Pro BJJ Cup -74kg Final: Gilbert Burns vs. Claudio Matos

Rio Open de Jiu-Jitsu - Final peso leve faixa-preta masculino Caloquinha x AJ Agazarm

Claudio de Mattos X Bruno Celio - Brasileiro por Equipes 2015 - Finais

Claudio de Mattos X Pedro Paulo - VITÓRIA INTERNATIONAL OPEN IBJJF JIU-JITSU CHAMPIONSHIP 2017

Photo Credit: @claudiocaloquinha

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