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Dimitrius Souza - Heavyweight BJJ Black Belt

Dimitrius Souza - Heavyweight BJJ Black Belt

1. Dimitrius Souza’s Details

Dimitrius Souza’s Details
Name Dimitrius Soares Souza
Nickname Dimi
Born Sáo Paulo, Brazil
Date of Birth 03/25/1989
Weight 94 kg
Weight Division Peso Pesado
Last Weigh-in N/A
Height 6’4’’
Fighting Style BJJ
Disclosed Career Earnings $0
College N/A
Rank Black Belt
Head Coach Sergio Moraes
Last Fight N/A
Favorite Technique X guard
Lineage  Carlos Gracie > Reyson Gracie > Osvaldo Alves > Luis Dagmar > André Galvão > Everdan Olegário > Sergio Moraes > Dimitrius Souza
Fighting out of São Paulo, Brazil
Team Association Alliance Jiu-Jitsu Academy
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2. Dimitrius Souza’s Biography

On March 25, 1989, Dimitius Souza was born in an area named Cohab, in São Paulo, Brazil. Souza is a top-ranked heavyweight BJJ competitor who won many championships in his weight divisions. He started his jiu-jitsu career through his friend. Now, Souza is a jiu-jitsu black belt athlete and a winner of many IBJJF Championships.

2.1. Early Life

Dimitrius Souza grew up on the east side of Sao Paulo in Cohab. He started training in jiu-jitsu at a young age.

2.2. Introduction to Jiu-Jitsu

Souza was introduced to jiu-jitsu through his friend who was already practicing martial arts. Souza had his first interaction with BJJ, through the invitation of his friend. Souza decided to take his first BJJ class at the Nascidos para Vencer social project, a project built in 1998 to assist people facing financial difficulties, engaging the kids with jiu-jitsu and promoting a healthy and athletic lifestyle in a poor area.

Souza developed an instant liking for the gentle art and immediately decided to pursue BJJ professionally.

2.3. First Coach

Souza’s first instructor at the Nascidos para Vencer project was the head of the organization, António Carlos Bergamo, known as “Toni”.  Toni had to travel frequently for other projects  outside Sao Paulo.  In his absence, Souza trained with other instructors, including  Everdan Olegario aka Mestre Dan, and Sergio Moraes. Both had a fundamental role in the success of Souza as a grappler. Later as a blue belt, Souza also joined the Fabio Gurgel Academy to increase his exposure and further polish his skills.

2.4. Promotion to Brown Belt

In 2009, Souza was promoted to the brown belt. After he got his brown belt, Souza became a regular at Luciano Nucci’s gym, the famous “Casquinha”. In the brown belt division, Souza won several important tournaments during his 2011 jiu-jitsu campaign, including a win at the IBJJF World Championship.

2.5. Promotion to Black Belt

In July 2011, Souza was promoted to the black belt by Sergio Moraes, after he won the World Championship that year in the brown belt. This spectacular win allowed Souza to make a successful career in BJJ as a black belt. He participated in many important international and national championships, including the IBJJF Championships, the Brazilian National Championship, and the IBJJF South America Championship, and won many medals.

2.6. Nickname

Souza is nicknamed “Dimi,” which is short for Dimitrius. However, he is best known by his original name in the BJJ World.

2.7. Coaching Career

Souza has been affiliated with the Alliance Jiu-Jitsu Academy for over 2 years as a consultant. He also teaches jiu-jitsu classes there.

Coaching Career

3. Dimitrius Souza’s Historic Fights

3.1. Dimitrius Souza vs. Uanderson Ferreira

Dimitrius Souza competed with Uanderson Ferreira at the IBJJF Pan Championship 2023 as a black belt in the open-class division. After a long and intense match, Souza got three advantage points and won the match with his excellent crucifix choke technique.

Year Event Opponent W/L Method Weight Class Stage
2023 IBJJF Pan Championship Uanderson Ferreira Win Crucifix Choke Open-Class 8F

3.2. Dimitrius Souza vs. Pedro Machado

Dimitrius Souza fought with Pedro Machado at the IBJJF World Championship 2022 in the black belt, heavyweight division. At the start of the fight, Souza scored two points by taking Mechado down and reversing his technique using his legs. After a long and intense bout, Souza won the match with the two points that he scored at the start.

Year Event Opponent W/L Method Weight Class Stage
2022 IBBJF World Championship Pedro Machado Win Pts: 2x0 Heavy SF

3.3. Dimitrius Souza vs Filipe Pimentel

Dimitrius Souza faced Filipe Pimentel at the IBJJF World Championship 2021 in the heavyweight division as a black belt. Souza dominated the fight  from the start.  He maintained the top position during the entire match. In the end, Souza defeated Pimentel with  the choke from back technique.

Year Event Opponent W/L Method Weight Class Stage
2021 IBJJF World Championship Filipe Pimentel Win Choke from Back Heavy 4F

4. Dimitrius Souza’s Main Achievements

Year Event Position Weight Division
2011 CBJJ Brazilian Nationals 1st Medium Heavy
2013 CBJJ Brazilian Nationals 1st Medium Heavy
2013 IBJJF European Open 1st Heavy
2014 CBJJ Brazilian Nationals 1st Heavy
2014 IBJJF European Open No-Gi 1st Heavy
2014 IBJJF South American Championship 1st Heavy
2014 IBJJF World Championship 3rd Heavy
2014 IBJJF South American Championship 3rd Heavy
2015 CBJJ Brazilian Nationals No-Gi 1st Heavy
2016 CBJJ Brazilian Nationals No-Gi 1st Heavy
2017 IBJJF South American Championship 1st Heavy
2017 IBJJF World Championship 3rd Heavy
2017 IBJJF Pan Championship 3rd Heavy
2018 IBJJF Brazilian Nationals 2nd Heavy
2019 CBJJ Brazilian Nationals 1st Heavy
2019 IBJJF World Championship 3rd Heavy
2019 Brasileiro 2nd Heavy
2019 IBJJF South American 1st Heavy
2020 IBJJF European Open 3rd Heavy
2021 IBJJF World Championship 3rd Heavy
2021 Brasileiro 2nd Heavy
2022 IBJJF Pan Championship 1st Heavy
2022 IBJJF World Championship 2nd Heavy
2023 IBJJF World Championship 3rd Heavy
2023 IBJJF World Championship 3rd Open-Class
2023 IBJJF Pan Championship 3rd Heavy

4.1. Dimitrius Souza’s Main Achievements (Belts)

Year Event Belt Position
2011 CBJJ Brazilian Nationals Black 1st
2013 CBJJ Brazilian Nationals Black 1st
2013 IBJJF European Open Black 1st
2014 CBJJ Brazilian Nationals Black 1st
2014 IBJJF European Open No-Gi Black 1st
2014 IBJJF South American Championship Black 3rd
2015 CBJJ Brazilian Nationals No-Gi Black 1st
2016 CBJJ Brazilian Nationals No-Gi Black 1st
2017 IBJJF South American Championship Black 1st
2019 CBJJ Brazilian Nationals Black 1st
2019 IBJJF South American Championship Black 1st
2022 IBJJF Pan Championship Black 1st

4.2. Dimitrius Souza’s Main Achievements (Colored Belt)

Year Event Belt Position
2008 CBJJ Brazilian Nationals Purple 1st
2008 IBJJF World Championship Purple 1st
2009 CBJJ Brazilian Nationals Brown 1st
2011 IBJJF World Championship Brown 1st

5. Dimitrius Souza’s Professional Record Breakdown

5.1. Dimitrius Souza’s Win/Loss Record

Matches 136 Wins 40 Losses
By Points 75 12
By Advantages 12 6
By Submission 42 12
By Decision 6 10
By Penalties 0 0
Others 1 0

5.2. Method of Submission

Match 42 Wins 12 Losses
Arm Bar 13 1
Choke from Back 11 3
Submission 8 1
Choke 4 0
RNC 3 0
Crucifix Choke 2 0
Triangle 1 1
Bow and Arrow 0 2
Botinha 0 2
Toe Hold 0 1
Kneebar 0 1

6. Dimitrius Souza’s Historic Fights

Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
Leandro Lo L Pts: 2x0 Copa Podio 85 kg GP 2012
Otavio Sousa W Pts: 2x0 Copa Podio 85 kg GP 2012
Felipe Preguiça W Pts: 4x4, Adv Copa Podio 85 kg GP 2012
Rafael Barbosa W Pts: 4x4, Adv Copa Podio 85 kg GP 2012
Davi Ramos W Pts: 6x4 Copa Podio 85 kg SF 2012
Leandro Lo L Pts: 7x0 Copa Podio 85 kg F 2012
Rogerio Passos W Points World Champ. 88 kg R1 2012
Rafael Lovato L Referee Decision World Champ. 88 kg 4F 2012
Alfredo Aguilera W RNC European NoGi 94 kg SF 2012
Renato Morais W N/A European NoGi 94 kg F 2012
Gabriel Marangoni W Points European NoGi ABS 4F 2012
Renato Morais W N/A European NoGi ABS SF 2012
Marcelo Bernardo W Points London Open 94 kg SF 2012
R. Tavares W N/A London Open 94 kg F 2012
Oliver Geddes W Submission London Open ABS SF 2012
Mathias Ribeiro L Points London Open ABS F 2012
Leonardo Maciel W Adv European Open 94 kg F 2013
Unknown W Armbar Brasileiro 94 kg R1 2013
Rafael Lovato W Pts: 2x0 Brasileiro 94 kg 4F 2013
Nivaldo Oliveira W Points Brasileiro 94 kg SF 2013
Leonardo Maciel W Referee Decision Brasileiro 94 kg F 2013
Andre Galvao L Choke from back World Champ. 88 kg 4F 2013
Leonardo Maciel W Pts: 14x2 Copa Podio ABS SPF 2013
Alan Regis W Pts: 0x0, Adv Brasileiro 94 kg F 2014
Lucas Leite W Adv World Champ. 94 kg 4F 2014
Vitor Toledo W N/A South American 94 kg F 2014
Stefano Correa W Armbar Paulista FPJJ ABS F 2014
Bruno Cuppari W Pts: 2x0 Paulista FPJJ 94 kg F 2014
William Martins W Choke from back Rio Fall Open ABS SF 2015
Erberth Santos L Referee Decision Rio Fall Open ABS F 2015
Alberto Ramos W N/A Rio Fall Open 94 kg SF 2015
Alan Regis W Referee Decision Rio Fall Open 94 kg F 2015
Alberto Oliveira W N/A Rio Fall NoGi 94 kg SF 2015
Leo Maciel W N/A Rio Fall NoGi 94 kg F 2015
Leo Teixeira W N/A Brasileiro ABS R1 2015
Victor Silverio L Adv Brasileiro ABS 4F 2015
Roberto Torralbas W Points World Champ. 94 kg 8F 2015
Alexandre Ribeiro L Pts: 2x0 World Champ. 94 kg 4F 2015
Kaue Damasceno W Pts: 8x0 Desafio UK 100 kg SPF 2015
Gustavo Saraiva L Armbar Brasileiro NoGi 94 kg SF 2015
Unknown W Adv Brasileiro NoGi ABS R1 2015
Willian Martins W Adv Brasileiro NoGi ABS 4F 2015
Matheus Souza W Submission Brasileiro NoGi ABS SF 2015
Romulo Azevedo W Pts: 6x0 Brasileiro NoGi ABS F 2015
Diego Sergio W Choke from back IBJJF Rio Pro 94 kg 4F 2015
Diogo Sampaio W Points IBJJF Rio Pro 94 kg SF 2015
Erberth Santos L Pts: 9x0 IBJJF Rio Pro 94 kg F 2015
Romes Pereira W Pts: 7x0 South American ABS R1 2015
Pedro Peres L Pts: 2x2, Adv South American ABS 8F 2015
Oriones Netto W Choke from back South American 94 kg 4F 2015
Romes Ramos W Injury South American 94 kg SF 2015
Romes Ramos W DQ Brasileiro 94 kg 4F 2016
Miguel Angel L Referee Decision Brasileiro 94 kg SF 2016
Gustavo Almeida W Choke Curitiba Open 94 kg SF 2016
Arnaldo Maidana W Pts: 0x0, Adv World Champ. 94 kg R1 2016
Cassio Francis L Pts: 2x2, Adv World Champ. 94 kg 4F 2016
Diogo Almeida W Choke from back Curitiba W. Open 94 kg F 2016
Diogo Almeida W Points Curitiba W. Open ABS SF 2016
Matheus Spirandeli W Pts: 2x0 Curitiba W. Open ABS F 2016
Bruno Ferreira W Points Curitiba NoGi Open 91 kg F 2016
George Antonio W RNC Curitiba NoGi Open ABS F 2016
Marcos Aurélio W Choke Sao Paulo Open 94 kg 4F 2016
Diogo Almeida W Pts: 5x0 Sao Paulo Open 94 kg SF 2016
Tiago Hilgemberg W N/A Floripa Open 94 kg SF 2016
Kitner Moura W Points Floripa Open ABS SF 2016
Erberth Santos L Toe hold Floripa Open ABS F 2016
Márcio Silva W RNC Brasileiro NoGi 91 kg 4F 2016
Bruno Cuppari W Points Brasileiro NoGi 91 kg SF 2016
Vitor Bonfim W Points Brasileiro NoGi 91 kg F 2016
Bruno Leonardo W Points Brasileiro NoGi ABS 4F 2016
Kim Terra W Points Brasileiro NoGi ABS SF 2016
Max Gimenis W Points Brasileiro NoGi ABS F 2016
Herico Hesley W Points BJJ Rio Pro 94 kg 4F 2016
Patrick Gaudio L Points BJJ Rio Pro 94 kg F 2016
Eduardo Inojosa W Points Grand Slam RJ 94 kg R1 2016
Marcus Fernandes L Submission Grand Slam RJ 94 kg 4F 2016
Augusto Ferrari W Choke from back South American 94 kg SF 2016
Andre Santos W Points BH Summer Open 94 kg SF 2017
Henrique de Lima W Points BH Summer Open 94 kg F 2017
Gustavo Silva W N/A BH Summer Open ABS SF 2017
Erberth Santos L Pts: 4x0 BH Summer Open ABS F 2017
Ivan Tomic W Pts: 0x0, Adv Pan American 94 kg 8F 2017
Joshua Bowlin W Armbar Pan American 94 kg 4F 2017
Tanner Rice L Referee Decision Pan American 94 kg SF 2017
Leandro Santos W N/A Floripa Fall Open 94 kg SF 2017
Marcus Ruiz W Armbar Floripa Fall Open 94 kg F 2017
Hugo Campos W N/A Brasileiro ABS RDS 2017
Italo Goncalves W N/A Brasileiro ABS RDS 2017
Victor Honorio L Referee Decision Brasileiro ABS 4F 2017
Andre Silva W N/A Brasileiro 94 kg R1 2017
Ivan Tomic W N/A Brasileiro 94 kg 4F 2017
Marcus Ruiz W Submission Brasileiro 94 kg SF 2017
Marcos Alves W N/A Salvador Spring O. 94 kg SF 2017
Italo Goncalves W N/A Salvador Spring O. ABS SF 2017
Leandro Lo L Bow and arrow Salvador Spring O. ABS F 2017
Nick Schrock W Pts: 8x0 World Champ. 94 kg 8F 2017
Adam Wardzinski W Pts: 6x4 World Champ. 94 kg 4F 2017
Nicholas Meregali L Triangle World Champ. 94 kg SF 2017
Marcos Goulart W N/A Rio Winter Open 94 kg SF 2017
Victor Bomfim W Points Rio Winter Open 94 kg F 2017
T. Gaia W Points Rio Winter Open ABS SF 2017
Igor Silva W Points Rio Winter Open ABS F 2017
Fernando Toshio W N/A SP BJJ Pro 94 kg SF 2017
Claudio Calasans W Pts: 4x2 SP BJJ Pro 94 kg F 2017
Henrique Cardoso W Points Curitiba W. Open 94 kg RR 2017
Henrique Russi W Points Curitiba W. Open 94 kg F 2017
Henrique Cardoso W N/A Curitiba W. Open ABS SF 2017
Admilson Gobi W Armbar Curitiba W. Open ABS F 2017
Gildasio Santana W Submission Vitoria Open 94 kg SF 2017
Jhonathan Pio W Armbar Vitoria Open 94 kg F 2017
Cesar Wanderley W Submission Vitoria Open ABS SF 2017
Admilson Gobi W Armbar Vitoria Open ABS F 2017
Igor Schneider W Points Sao Paulo Open ABS SF 2017
Erberth Santos L Bow and arrow Sao Paulo Open ABS F 2017
Marcus Almeida L Pts: 0x0, Adv IBJJF Pro GP ABS 4F 2017
Juan Marcel W Submission Floripa Sp. Open 94 kg SF 2017
Henrique Lima W N/A Floripa Sp. Open 94 kg F 2017
Henrique Lima W N/A Floripa Sp. Open ABS SF 2017
Henrique Cardoso W Triangle Floripa Sp. Open ABS F 2017
Manuel Neto W Pts: 7x0 Grand Slam RJ 94 kg R1 2017
Rafael Vasconcelos W Pts: 2x0 Grand Slam RJ 94 kg 4F 2017
Alexandre Ribeiro L Pts: 2x0 Grand Slam RJ 94 kg 3RD 2017
Moises Fernandes W Armbar South American 94 kg 4F 2017
Marcus Vinicius W Submission South American 94 kg SF 2017
Rodrigo Martins W Points South American ABS R1 2017
Thiago Sa W N/A South American ABS 4F 2017
Luan Carvalho W Points South American ABS SF 2017
Erberth Santos L Points South American ABS F 2017
Augusto Maciel W Pts: 3x0 ACB S. American 95 kg R1 2018
Fellipe Andrew L Pts: 2x0 ACB S. American 95 kg 4F 2018
Jose Olivar W Choke Brasileiro 94 kg R1 2018
Thiago Ozarias W Submission Brasileiro 94 kg 8F 2018
Vitor Toledo W Points Brasileiro 94 kg SF 2018
Fellipe Andrew L Botinha Brasileiro 94 kg F 2018
Joshua Bowlin W Points World Champ. 94 kg 8F 2018
Fellipe Andrew L Pts: 4x0 World Champ. 94 kg 4F 2018
Luiz Panza L Botinha World Champ. ABS 8F 2018
Pedro Agrizzi W Points Brasileiro 94 kg 4F 2019
Horlando Monteiro W Choke from back Brasileiro 94 kg SF 2019
Pedro Elias W Referee Decision World Champ. 94 kg R1 2019
Kaynan Duarte L Pts: 2x0 World Champ. 94 kg SF 2019
Leandro Lo L Pts: 0x0, Adv BJJ Stars ABS 4F 2019
Tony Passos W Armbar South American 94 kg 4F 2019
Gabriel Volante W Referee Decision South American 94 kg F 2019
Van. Santos W Armbar South American ABS R1 2019
Yan Lucas L Referee Decision South American ABS SF 2019
Hygor Brito W Pts: 2x2, Adv European Open 94 kg 4F 2020
Adam Wardzinski L Choke from back European Open 94 kg SF 2020
Rafael Lovato W Crucifix choke BJJ Stars 4 94 kg SPF 2020
Rudson Mateus W Pts: 0x0, Adv BJJ Stars 94 kg SPF 2021
Pedro Elias W Pts: 2x0 Big Deal Pro 3 94 kg SPF 2021
Andre Franca W Choke from back Sul Americano 94 kg 4F 2021
Gustavo Borges W Choke from back Sul Americano 94 kg SF 2021
Leon Brito W Armbar Sul Americano 94 kg F 2021
Hygor Brito W Referee Decision Brasileiro 94 kg 4F 2021
Wellington Luis W Referee Decision Brasileiro ABS 8F 2021
Wallace Costa W Pts: 0x0, Adv Brasileiro ABS 4F 2021
Rider Zuchi L Kneebar Brasileiro ABS SF 2021
Wallace Costa L Referee Decision World Champ. ABS 8F 2021
Gustavo Andrade W Armbar World Champ. 94 kg R1 2021
Felipe Pimentel W Choke from back World Champ. 94 kg 4F 2021
Luan Azevedo L Referee Decision World Champ. 94 kg SF 2021
Helton Jose W Pts: 2x0 Pan American ABS R2 2022
Tyrone Goncalves W Points Pan American 94 kg R2 2022
Pedro Elias W Choke from back Pan American 94 kg 4F 2022
Pedro Marinho W Armbar Pan American 94 kg SF 2022
Matheus Godoy W Choke from back World Champ. 94 kg 8F 2022
Harryson Pereira W Pts: 6x4 World Champ. 94 kg 4F 2022
Pedro Machado W Pts: 2x0 World Champ. 94 kg SF 2022
Kaynan Duarte L Pts: 0x0, Adv World Champ. 94 kg F 2022
Uanderson Ferreira W Crucifix choke Pan American ABS 8F 2023
Javier Barter W Pts: 16x0 Pan American ABS 4F 2023
Nicholas Meregali L Choke from back Pan American ABS SF 2023
Adam Wardzinski L Referee Decision Pan American 94 kg SF 2023
Catriel Oliveira W Pts: 9x2 World Champ. 94 kg 8F 2023
Roberto Dib W Pts: 7x0 World Champ. 94 kg 4F 2023
Pedro Machado L Referee Decision World Champ. 94 kg SF 2023

7. Dimitrius Souza’s Top Fight Links

Dimitrius Souza v Pedro Marinho / Pan Championship 2022

Dimitrius Souza v Gustavo Mascarenhas / Sul-Americano 2021

Dimitrius Souza v Leon Brito / Sul-Americano 2021

Photo Credit: @dimitriussouza 

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