Cole Abate - Young BJJ Black-Belt Champion

Cole Abate - Young BJJ Black-Belt Champion

1. Cole Abate’s Details

Cole Abate’s Details

Name Cole Anthony Abate
Nickname “Ice” Cole
Born Beaumont, Texas, USA
Date of Birth November 16, 2004
Weight Division Featherweight
Last Weigh-in N/A
Height N/A
Disclosed Career Earnings N/A
College N/A
Rank N/A
Last Fight        2023
Favorite Position Well Rounded
Lineage Carlos Gracie > Carlson Gracie > André Pederneiras > Ramon Lemos > Guilherme Mendes > Cole Abate
Fighting out of Austin, Texas
Team Association Art Of Jiu-Jitsu Academy

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2. Cole Abate‘s Biography

2.1. Who is Cole Abate?

Cole Abate is a top professional black belt in jiu-jitsu. He is also the representative of the Art Of Jiu-Jitsu team. At a very young age, Cole Abate won various important titles in multiple BJJ championships.

At the age of 16, Abate gained massive recognition in the BJJ community. Abate marked history by securing victory at the ADCC East Cost Trials.

2.2. Cole Abate's Early Life

Cole Abate was born on November 16, 2004, in Beaumont, Texas, USA. Like other BJJ kids, Abate was also getting involved in jiu-jitsu from the early days of childhood. At the age of 4, Abate started practicing baseball and basketball. Although Abate was a highly passionate athlete, he felt down at the time when his teammates were not showing enough dedication and focus towards the tournaments.

2.3. Cole and His Father’s Trial Class

Cole Abate was first introduced to jiu-jitsu at the age of 5. While exercising with his father at a local fitness gym, Abate was approached by a gentleman who was a BJJ purple belt fighter at that time. After a small talk, that fitness enthusiast started discussing the BJJ with him. After accepting the invitation, both Abate and his Father decided to take a trial class. That was the main turning point in Abate’s life when his attention diverted towards the BJJ. Abate wanted to become a pro grappler so he left his childhood sports activities and started paying attention to grappling.

2.4. Training under Rodrigo Pinheiro

Cole Abate learned various jiu-jitsu techniques under the supervision of Rodrigo Pinheiro, a competitive BJJ Black Belt. Pinheiro transformed Abate into a pro-BJJ grappler and then Abate secured victory in different divisions including Junior, Teen, and Juvenile Divisions.

2.5. invitation from Jefferson Maycá

Luckily, Cole Abate grabbed the attention of Jeferson Maycá, the Copa Podio BJJ show’s promoter. Copa invited Abate to an event that was organized to find the finest junior talent globally.

2.6. Cole Abate’s Achievement

Cole Abate is one of those top BJJ grapplers who achieved 1st place in various tournaments. In 2021, Abate secured the victory with 1st position at the ADCC EC US Trials. Then after a year, Abate was declared the winner in the IBJJF American Nationals and  IBJJF World Championship. As a blue belt, his victory at the ADCC East Coast Trials was also the main breakthrough point in Abate’s jiu-jitsu career where he amazed people with his early fighting skills. Cole Abate greatly admired his performance at the Pans Championship as he thought he performed significantly due to his improved jiu-jitsu skills which directed him towards another level.

2.7. Cole’s training at the Art Of Jiu-Jitsu Academy

When Cole Abate was 14 years old, his father asked him about his training instructor's preference, and then he shared the names of two top coaches, Rafael Mendes and Guilherme. After noticing his BJJ’s interest, Cole Abate’s mother, Chimele moved to California to enroll Abate in AOJ academy. After observing the AOJ environment, Abate’s parents were highly satisfied that this institute would surely refine Abate’s BJJ skills. Then in 2017, Abate’s senior had a very significant opportunity so he moved to Costa Mesa to fulfill his dreams.

2.8. Cole’s Training Schedule

Cole Abate is a very dedicated and hard-working athlete. Once he was asked about his training routine, he said that he wakes up in the early morning around 6 am. Then he performs his training from 6 am to 7 am. After the class ends, he waits for the next class and during that period, he remains busy with his studies till 10.30. Then his class again starts at 10.30 and ends at noon. After taking training classes, he performed the sparring along with his training partner, Nikolaus Martinez.

2.9. Cole Abate’s Favorite Quotation

Once he was asked about his favorite quotes he said: “Today I will do what others won't, so tomorrow I can do what others can't” from Jerry Rice. This is the mentality I try to live by with everything I do. Thinking like this will inevitably make you an outlier compared to the rest of the people who work in your craft.

2.10. Cole’s Black Belt Rank

On 10 July 2023, after getting repeated victories in different belt divisions, Abate was ultimately promoted to the black belt by Guilherme Mendes.

3. Cole Abate’s Top Historic Fights

3.1. Cole Abate vs Eduardo Granzotto

In the 2023 IBJJF Absolute Grand Prix Championship, Cole Abate faced Eduardo Granzotto. Initially, Granzotto had better control over Abate and he also attempted various choke techniques but ultimately Cole Abate won the match based on the points.

Year Event Opponent W/L/D Method Stage Weight Class
2023 IBJJF GP Eduardo Granzotto Win Points SPF Lightweight

3.2. Cole Abate vs Rashid Kaitmazov

In the 2023 AIGA Championship, Cole Abate competed against Rashid Kaitmazov. Both top BJJ fighters tried hard to attempt the submission but at the end of the match, Abate applied the Inside heel hook technique and secured victory against Rashid Kaitmazov.

Year Event Opponent W/L/D Method Stage Weight Class
2023 AIGA Rashid Kaitmazov Win Inside heel hook RR Lightweight

3.3. Cole Abate vs Geo Martinez

In the 2021 Who's Number One Championship, Cole Abate defeated the 10th Planet veteran Geo Martinez. Abate beautifully displayed his jiu-jitsu skills and was declared the winner based on the Referee's Decision.

Year Event Opponent W/L/D Method Stage Weight Class
2021 WNO Champ. Geo Martinez Win Referee Decision 4F Featherweight

4. Cole Abate’s National and International Achievements

Year Event Medal/Position Weight Division
2021 WNO Champ. Bronze Bronze Medal Icon Featherweight
2021 ADCC EC Trials Gold Gold Medal Icon Featherweight

4.1.  Cole Abate’s Main Achievements (Pro-Level)

Year Event Position Belt
2021 ADCC EC US Trials 1st Black

4.2. Cole Abate’s Main Achievements (Colored Belts)

Year Event Position Belt
2022 IBJJF World Championship 1st Purple
2022 IBJJF American Nationals 1st Purple
2022 IBJJF Pan American Championship 3rd Purple

4.3. Cole Abate’s Main Achievements (Juvenile)

Year Event Position
2020 IBJJF European Open 1st
2021 IBJJF World Championship NOGI 1st
2021 IBJJF Pan Championship NOGI 1st
2021 IBJJF Pan Championship 1st
2019  IBJJF Pan Kids Championship 1st
2019 IBJJF American Nationals Kids 1st
2018 IBJJF Pan Kids Championship 1st
2018 IBJJF American Nationals Kids 1st
2017 IBJJF American Nationals Kids 1st
2017 IBJJF Pan Kids Championship 3rd
2016 IBJJF American Nationals Kids 1st
2015  IBJJF American Nationals Kids 1st
2015 IBJJF Pan Kids Championship 3rd

5. Cole Abate BJJ Professional Record Breakdown

15 Matches 13 Wins 2 Losses
By Points 4 0
By advantages 1 0
By Submission 6 0
By Decision 2 2
By Penalties 0 0
By Dq 0 0

5.1. Methods of Submission W/L

Methods Wins Losses

6. Cole Abate Fight History

Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
Geo “Freakazoid” Martinez W Referee Decision WNO Champ. Featherweight 4F 2021
Miles Williams W Teepe choke ADCC EC Trials Featherweight R1 2021
João Gabriel Batista L Referee Decision WNO Champ. Featherweight SF 2021
S. Weisenburg W Armbar ADCC EC Trials Featherweight R2 2021
Jonathan calestine W Pts: 3x0 ADCC EC Trials Featherweight R4 2021
Kelly Quinn W Kimura ADCC EC Trials Featherweight R3 2021
Estevan “Giant Slayer” Martinez W Pts: 3x0 ADCC EC Trials Featherweight 4F 2021
Keith Krikorian W Pts: 10x0 ADCC EC Trials Featherweight F 2021
Deandre Corbe W Pts: 2x0 ADCC EC Trials Featherweight SF 2021
Damien Anderson W Referee Decision WNO Featherweight SPF 2022
Fabricio “Hokage”  Andrey L Referee Decision ADCC Featherweight R1 2022
Kaitmazov Rashid W Inside heel hook AIGA Lightweight RR 2023
Baby Dave W Armbar Tough Roll NA SPF 2023
Atai Murzaev W Inside heel hook AIGA Featherweight RR 2023
Eduardo  “Dudu”  Granzotto W Pts: 0x0, Adv IBJJF GP Lightweight SPF 2023

7. Cole Abate’s Top Fights

16yr old Blue Belt defeats Black Belt 😳 Cole Abate vs. Geo Martinez

Cole Abate vs Eduardo Granzotto | 2023 IBJJF Absolute Grand Prix

The Match That Made Cole Abate A Brown Belt World Champion | Cole Abate vs Mateus Moraes

Cole Abate Dominates At Pans | Cole Abate vs Thiago Saboia 2023 IBJJF Pan Championship

Full Match: Cole Abate vs. Sathya Bird Wiltse | Who's Number One

Cole Abate vs Juninho Alvim / World Championship 2023

Cole Abate & Keith Krikorian Face Off For Trials Gold! | 2021 ADCC East Coast Trials

Photo Credit: @coleabatejj

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