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Danilo Moreira - Elite BJJ Black Belt

Danilo Moreira - Elite BJJ Black Belt

1. Danilo Moreira’s Details

Danilo Moreira’s Details
Name Danilo Soares Moreira
Nickname N/A
Born Teresina
Age 26
Date of Birth  July 19, 1997
Weight Division Peso Pena (70 kg / 154.5 lbs)
Last Weigh-in N/A
Disclosed Career Earnings N/A
College N/A
Rank Black Belt
Last Fight         N/A
Favorite Position/Technique Modern JJ
Head Coach Luiz Majorzao Oliviera 
Lineage Luiz França > Oswaldo Fadda > Sebastião Ricardo > Wendell Alexander > André Marola > Luiz Major > Danilo Moreira
Fighting out of  N/A
Team Association Ares JJ
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2. Danilo Moreira’s Biography

Danilo Moreira is a popular jiu-jitsu black belt with exceptional grappling skills. He got his training under Luiz “Majorzão” Oliveira, who also worked with Danilo’s father, Marcelo Carvalho Moreira, and other BJJ black belts including Samir Chantre and Osvaldo Moizinho.

2.1. Early Years of Danilo's Life

Moreiro got his initial jiu-jitsu training in Parnaiba and gained an understanding of the basic BJJ principles. At that time, he was just 8 years old, but he had a deeper interest in jiu-jitsu competitions.

2.2. Danilo Signed up for Jiu-Jitsu Classes

His father, Marcelo Carvalho Moreira, had a firm belief that if the parents are employed, then children should also invest their time significantly by doing various activities. If they remain unoccupied then no positive outcome can be generated. This belief urged him to decide that he had to sign Moreira for jiu-jitsu classes at Ariel Soares Teles’ gym (Delta Gold Team).

2.3. Danilo’s Black Belt Achievement

He competed in various levels of colored belt divisions of the sport. During his International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation (IBJJF), he won the black belt as he got success in multiple International events.

2.4. Moreira’s Project (PSQGL)

At DGT, Moreira was trained for approximately two years. Then he moved from his hometown and joined a social project named Projeto Social Quartel General da Luta (PSQGL). This project is a workgroup specifically led by Luiz Majorzão. Throughout his journey in jiu-jitsu, he had to face various complexities but his father strongly supported him. In the meantime, his father also became a BJJ black belt.

2.5. Touring as an Ares Jiu-Jitsu Academy Competitor

In the international jiu-jitsu circuit, the status of PSQGL was not sufficient, so Danilo represented several different teams. He traveled the entire world and participated in various competitions across North America and Europe.


As the connection of Danilo Moreira among Ares and his local team was strengthened, he initiated tourism as an Ares Jiu-Jitsu Academy competitor. 

2.6. Moreira’s Promotion to Black Belt

The 20 July 2019 marked a  promising day for Danilo Moreira as his coach Luiz Majorzão promoted his rank to black belt.  Due to sickness, his father was unable to co-host the ceremony although all those moments were priceless for them.

2.7. Danilo’s First Gold Medal

Then two weeks later, he got another incredible achievement in the IBJJF Floripa Winter Open. On that memorable day, he got his first gold medal as a black belt.

2.8. Danilo’s Personal Life

In August 2023, Danilo Moreira tied the knot with Elizabeth Clay who is also a professional BJJ athlete.

3. Danilo Moreira’s Historic Fights

3.1. Danilo Moreira vs. Daniel Diniz

In Santa Cruz Open 2022, Danilo Moreira competed against Daniel Diniz. Throughout the entire fight, Daniel Diniz was in the guard position and he tried hard to employ the submission techniques. But Danilo Moreira successfully resisted him and got an escape. Based on the referee's decision, he was announced as the winner.

3.2. Fabricio Andrey vs. Danilo Moreira

In 2021, Fabricio Andrey faced  Danilo Moreira in the IBJJF Pan Championship. In the initial 7:48 minutes, Danilo Moreira earned 2 points. Then in the next few minutes, Danilo Moreira exhibited the innovative sweeping positions. Fabricio Andrey had a super beautiful control on Moreiro’s hips with his turtle control. He also set some cross-collar chokes with his right hand and imparted pressure on Danilo. Ultimately Danilo Moreira lost the fight due to the cross collar choke technique applied by Fabricio Andrey.

3.3. Danilo Moreira vs. Silvio Duran

At the Miami Open 2021, a thrilling battle was performed in which Danilo Moreira fought against Silvio Duran. Moreira was announced as the winner based on the earned points.

4. Danilo Moreira’s National and International Achievements

Year Event Medal Weight Division
2019 Floripa WO Gold Gold Medal Icon Featherweight
2019 Brasileiro NoGi Silver Silver Medal Icon Featherweight
2019 Salvador SPO Silver Silver Medal Icon Featherweight
2021 Orlando Open Silver Silver Medal Icon Featherweight
2021 Miami Open Gold Gold Medal Icon Featherweight
2021 Austin Open Silver Silver Medal Icon Featherweight
2021 Phoenix Open Gold Gold Medal Icon Featherweight
2022 Denver Open Gold Gold Medal Icon Lightweight
2022 American Nat. Gold Gold Medal Icon Featherweight
2022 Santa Cruz Open Gold Gold Medal Icon Lightweight
2022 Santa Cruz NGO Silver Silver Medal Icon Lightweight
2022 JJ Con Silver Silver Medal Icon Lightweight
2023 Oklahoma Open Gold Gold Medal Icon Lightweight
2023 Dallas Open Silver Silver Medal Icon Lightweight
2023 American Nats Gold Gold Medal Icon Lightweight
2023 Phoenix Open Silver Silver Medal Icon Lightweight
2023 JJ Con Silver Silver Medal Icon Lightweight

4.1. Danilo Moreira’s Main Achievements (Black Belt)

Year Event Position Belt
2022/2023 IBJJF American Nationals 1st Black
2022  IBJJF Santa Cruz Open 1st Black
2022 IBJJF Denver Open 1st Black
2022  IBJJF JJ CON 2nd Black
2021  IBJJF Miami Open 1st Black
2019  IBJJF Floripa Winter Open 1st Black
2019 IBJJF Floripa Winter Open NoGi 1st Black
2019 CBJJ Brazilian Nationals NoGi 2nd Black
2019 CBJJ Brazilian Nationals NoGi 2nd Black

4.2. Main Achievements (Colored Belts)

Year Event Position Belt
2019  UAEJJF Grand Slam, LDN 1st Brown
2019 IBJJF London Winter Open 1st Brown
2019  IBJJF World Championship 2nd Brown
2019 IBJJF European Open 3rd Brown
2019, 2016 IBJJF Sao Paulo BJJ Pro 1st Brown, Purple
2019, 2016  CBJJ Brazilian Nationals 3rd Brown, Purple
2018 CBJJE World Championship 1st Brown

5. Danilo Moreira BJJ Professional Record Breakdown

Matches 51 Wins 27 Losses
By Points  20 11
By Advantages 4 3
By Submission  23 9
By Decision  2 4
By Penalties  0 0
By DQ  1 0

5.1. Methods of Submission

Methods 23 Wins 09 Losses
TOE HOLD  9 0
CHOKE FROM BACK  3 4
BARATOPLATA  1 0
SUBMISSION  1 0
NO ARM TRIANGLE  1 0
ARMBAR  4 2
ARMLOCK  1 0
KIMURA  1 0
CHOKE  1 0
CROSS CHOKE  1 0
KATAGATAME 0 1
INSIDE HEEL HOOK 0 1
RNC 0 1

6. Danilo Moreira Fight History

Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
Leandro “Rounaud” Lima W DQ Floripa WO Featherweight SF 2019
Gabriel Machado W Toe hold Floripa WO Featherweight F 2019
Gabriel Marangoni W Pts: 4x0 Sao Paulo Open Featherweight R1 2019
Alexandre Vieira W Pts: 5x0 Brasileiro NoGi Light Featherweight 4F 2019
Thiago Abud W Pts: 0x0, Adv Brasileiro NoGi Light Featherweight SF 2019
Alex Sodre L Armbar Brasileiro NoGi Light Featherweight F 2019
Matheus Oliveira W Toe hold Salvador SPO Featherweight SF 2019
Richar Nogueira L Points Curitiba SPO Featherweight SF 2019
Erick Raposo L Referee Decision F2W 143 Featherweight SPF 2020
Yuta Shimada L Pts: 4x2 Salvador SPO Featherweight F 2019
Antoine Gibson W Pts: 10x0 Copa Podio Featherweight SPF 2020
Dylan Whyte W No arm triangle F2W 145 Middle weight SPF 2020
Joao “Bisnaga” Mendes L Pts: 3x0 Grand Slam MIA Featherweight R1 2020
Silvio  “Silvinho” Duran W Choke from back F2W 146 69KG SPF 2020
Samuel Nagai L Pts: 2x2, Adv Pan American Featherweight R1 2020
Josh Cisneros L Pts: 4x0 American Nats Featherweightht 4F 2020
Brian Mahecha W Pts: 3x0 Orlando Open Featherweight 4F 2021
Carlos Souza W Referee Decision American Nats ABS 8F 2020
Luis Granja W Cross choke Orlando Open Featherweight SF 2021
Gianni Grippo L Referee Decision Orlando Open Featherweight F 2021
Brian Mahecha W Pts: 6x2 Miami Open Featherweight 4F 2021
Diego “Pato” Oliveira L RNC NoGi Pan Am. Light Featherweight 8F 2021
Orlando Castillo W Pts: 3x0 Miami Open Featherweight SF 2021
Silvio “Silvinho” Duran W Pts: 4x2 Miami Open Featherweight F 2021
Joao “Bisnaga” Mendes L Referee Decision American Nats Featherweight 4F 2021
Juan Garcia W Toe hold Austin Open Featherweight 4F 2021
Ighor Horta W Toe hold Phoenix Open Featherweight F 2021
Orlando Castillo W Toe hold Austin Open Featherweight SF 2021
Richar Nogueira L Pts: 4x2 Austin Open Featherweight F 2021
Thiago Calixto W Pts: 6x0 Phoenix Open Featherweight SF 2021
R. Jennerjohn W Pts: 22x0 NoGi Worlds Featherweight 8F 2021
Fabricio ‘’Hokage’’ Andrey L Choke from back Pan American Featherweight 4F 2021
Daniel Diniz W Pts: 2x2, Adv Pan American Featherweight R1 2021
Daniel “Freestyle”Maira L Pts: 4x4, Adv NoGi Worlds Featherweight 4F 2021
Gabriel Sousa L Pts: 5x2 EUG NoGi Featherweight 4F 2021
Sam McNally L Referee Decision World Champ. Featherweight R1 2021
Matheus Galvao W Armbar F2W 186 Featherweight SPF 2021
Damion Oranday W Armbar Denver Open Light weight 4F 2022
Jonata Gomes W Choke from back Denver Open Light weight SF 2022
Alef Silva W Toe hold American Nat. Featherweight 4F 2022
Kennedy ‘’Cobrinha Junior ‘’Maciel W Referee Decision American Nat. Featherweight SF 2022
Alika Villatora W N/A Phoenix NGO Light weight SF 2022
Joao Machado W Armlock Denver Open Light weight F 2022
Matheus Onda W Pts: 4x0 American Nat. Featherweight F 2022
Murilo Linhares W Baratoplata Santa Cruz Open Light weight SF 2022
Daniel Diniz W Pts: 0x0, Adv Santa Cruz Open Light weight F 2022
Ismael Santos W Pts: 3x2 Grand Slam MIA Featherweight R1 2022
Murilo Linhares W Pts: 45x0 Santa Cruz NGO Light weight SF 2022
Chance Wise-Soltero L N/A Santa Cruz NGO Light weight F 2022
Ademir Barreto L Pts: 3x0 Grand Slam MIA Featherweight RPC 2022
Caio Almeida W Choke from back JJ Con Lightweight R1 2022
Meyram Maquine L Choke from back Grand Slam MIA Featherweight 4F 2022
Ismael Santos W Pts: 4x2 JJ Con Light weight 4F 2022
Pablo Lavaselli L Choke from back JJ Con Light weight F 2022
Michael Sheenan W Pts: 4x4, Adv JJ Con Light weight SF 2022
Lucas Alcantara W Kimura NoGi Pan Light weight R1 2022
Alexander Seaver W Toe hold NoGi Pan Light weight 8F 2022
Deandre Corbe L Inside heel hook NoGi Pan Light weight SF 2022
Andrew Alexander W Pts: 5x2 NoGi Pan Light weight 4F 2022
Daniel Diniz W Armbar NoGi Worlds Light weight 8F 2022
Deandre Corbe L Pts: 4x2 NoGi Worlds Light weight 4F 2022
Ismael Santos W Pts: 8x6 Oklahoma Open Light weight F 2023
Justin Fabac W Pts: 17x2 Dallas Open Light weight 4F 2023
Joao ‘’Bisnaga’’ Mendes L Pts: 4x0 Dallas Open Light weight F 2023
Alex Sodre L Pts: 4x2 Pan American Featherweight 8F 2023
Thiago Cintra W Armbar Pan American Featherweight R1 2023
Fellipe Andrew L Katagatame SD Open ABS SF 2023
Juan Londono W Submission SD Open Light weight SF 2023
Thiago Andrade W Pts: 6x2 SD Open ABS 4F 2023
Thiago Cintra W Toe hold World Champ. Featherweight R1 2023
Isaac Doederlein L Choke from back World Champ. Featherweight 8F 2023
Angel Alvarez W Toe hold American Nats Light weight SF 2023
Michael Francis W Points JJ Con Light weight 4F 2023
Michael Aaron W Choke SD Open ABS R1 2023
Samuel Nagai L Armbar Phoenix Open Light weight F 2023
Carlos Henrique W Pts: 2x0 American Nats Light weight F 2023
Gabriel Amorim L Pts: 2x2, Adv JJ Con Light weight F 2023
Richar Nogueira W Points JJ Con Light weight SF 2023

7. Danilo Moreira Top Fight Links

Danilo Moreira v Ismael Santos / Oklahoma City Open 2023

Fabricio Andrey v Danilo Moreira / Pan Championship 2021

Deandre Corbe v Danilo Moreira / Pan No-Gi 2022

Danilo Moreira VS Jacob Daniel / World Championship 2019

Danilo Moreira v Daniel Diniz / Santa Cruz Open 2022

Isaac Doederlein vs Danilo Moreira / World Championship 2023


Photo Credit: @danilomoreirajj

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