Table of Contents
- 1. Fabricio Andrey’s Details
- 2. Fabricio Andrey’s Biography
- 2.1. Started with Capoeira
- 2.2. Started Jiu-Jitsu as an Extracurricular Activity
- 2.3. Association with Dream Art Project
- 2.4. Nicknamed Hokage
- 2.5. Fabricio Andrey’s Pro BJJ Combats
- 3. Fabricio Andrey’s Historic Fights
- 3.1. Fabricio Andrey Vs. Shane Jamil Hill Taylor
- 3.2. Fabricio Andrey Vs. Lucas Rodrigues
- 3.3. Fabricio Andrey Vs. Lucas Virgilio
- 4. Fabricio Andrey’s Main Achievements
- 4.1. Fabricio Andrey’s Achievements in International Tournaments
- 4.2. Fabricio Andrey’s Achievements as Black Belt
- 4.3. Fabricio Andrey’s Achievements as Colored Belts
- 5. Fabricio Andrey’s Professional Record Breakdown
- 6. Fabricio Andrey’s Fight History
- 7. Fabricio’s Top Fight Links
1. Fabricio Andrey’s Details
|Name||Fabricio Andrey Batista Junior|
|Date of Birth||5-3-2000|
|Weight||70 kg (154.5 lbs)|
|Weight Division||Peso Pena (70 kg - 154.5 lbs)|
|Last Weigh-in||70 kg|
|Career Disclosed Earnings||N/A|
|Head Coach||Melquisedeque Galvão|
|Last Fight||Pans American 2023|
|Favorite Technique||Well Rounded|
|Lineage||Carlos Gracie > Helio Gracie > Royler Gracie / Rolker Gracie > Augusto Monteiro > Ronnie Melo > Melquisedeque Galvão > Fabricio Andrey|
|Team Association||Melqui Galvão / Fight Sports|
2. Fabricio Andrey’s Biography
Fabricio Andrey was born in Manaus, Amazonas on the 5th of March in 2000. He is one of the best Light Featherweight grapplers. Twenty-three years old Fabricio Andrey is three times World Champion, two times European Champion, multiple times CBJJ Champion, and once Pans Champion.
2.1 Started with Capoeira
Fabricio Andrey was well aware of martial arts from his early childhood as he has a martial arts background. Fabricio’s father was a Capoeira instructor and used to teach Brazilian martial arts. To follow the family tradition, Fabricio joined Capoeira classes during his early childhood.
2.2 Started Jiu-Jitsu as an Extracurricular Activity
When Fabricio turned 13, he was introduced to Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. He joined BJJ as an extracurricular activity. Fabricio was lucky to find a social project named Nandinho near his house which was coached by the famous and best coach of Manaus. Andrey started his Jiu-Jitsu career under the coaching of such a brilliant coach that turned his choice of taking Jiu-Jitsu as a hobby into taking Jiu-Jitsu as a passionate career.
2.3 Association with Dream Art Project
When Fabricio received his Green Belt, he was training and rolling with professional grapplers. He became very dedicated to Jiu-Jitsu until he received his Blue Belt. He decided to appear in the IBJJF World Championship conducted in California. The next target for Fabricio was to get a USA visa. For this purpose, Fabricio relocated to Sao Paulo with the help of coach Melqui Galvao.
In São Paulo, two BJJ associations that are affiliated with Melqui Galvao proved the next training place for Fabricio. Two associations are Alliance Martiz Academy and a branch of Dream Art Project. Fabricio spent most of his time with Dream Art Project.
2.4 Nicknamed Hokage
Fabricio is a fan of the Anime character “Hokage”. He used to call himself Hokage during training and also wrote Hokage on the back of his BJJ Gi. Due to his too much likeliness for the animated character, his teammates and his fans started to call him Hokage. With time, this name stuck with him.
2.5 Fabricio Andrey’s Pro BJJ Combats
Received his Green Belt and Blue Belt
Fabricio received his Green and Blue Belts under Melqui Galvao while training in Manaus. During his Green Belt level, he started training with professionals. At the Blue Belt level, he was ready and passionate to compete in the IBJJF World Championship.
Promoted to Purple and Brown Belt
After receiving the Blue Belt under Melqui Galvao, Andrey moved to Sao Paulo and started his training in the Dream Art Project. He was promoted to Purple and then Brown Belts during his stay in DAP by Fabio Gurgel and Michael Langhi.
Promoted to Black Belt
Fabricio wanted to be promoted to Black Belt by his mentor and first coach, Melqui Galvao. So, he came back to Manaus to give this honor to his coach and be honored to receive his Black Belt from him. Fabricio was promoted to Black belt in August 2020.
Fabricio’s Post-Black Belt Journey
Fabricio Andrey could not make his Black Belt debut just after his Black Belt promotion due to the COVID-19 pandemic. He competed as a Black Belt in late 2020 but failed to win the fight. He lost to Meryam Maquine. But after his defeat, he became more focused and prepared for the next tournaments.
In 2021, Fabricio came back with more preparations and dedication. He gave one after the other successful tournament. He won both SA Continental Pro and MIA Grand Slam in 2021.
After winning two major championships, now his new target was the World Championship. Fabricio appeared in IBJJF Pans and World Pro. In IBJJF Pans, he submitted three of his opponents. But Fabricio was defeated by Jamil Hill Taylor in the finals by advantage.
But Fabricio took this defeat as a lesson and learned from his mistakes and again gave his best in the World Pro. After winning World Pro, Fabricio aimed for the IBJJF World Championship. In the finals of the World Championship, Fabricio again faced Jamil Hill Taylor. But this time he defeated Hill with a Triangle Choke and won his first World Champion title as a Black Belt.
Fabricio and ADCC Struggle
After the World Championship, Fabricio Andrey made ADCC his next target. He did tough preparation to be selected for the ADCC championship. In his first Brazilian Trials, he was defeated by his teammate, Diogo Reis in the semi-finals. Diogo submitted him with an Inside Heel Hook.
After failing in the first trial, he reappeared in the second trial. In the second ADCC Trials, Andrey surprised his fans as he submitted all his opponents. After his fabulous victory in the second ADCC Trials, he got the chance to ADCC 2022.
During his ADCC championship, Fabricio was not proven lucky enough to win. He just won the first round against Cole Abate. In the next two fights against Diogo Reis and Victor Hugo, Fabricio faced defeat. Hopefully, Fabricio will become ADCC Champion in the future.
One of the Manaus Boys
A group of three boys trained under Melqui Galvao who achieved the title of World Champion before getting 21. Those three boys are called “Manaus boys”. Fabricio Andrey is also included in that group.
Fabricio’s Game Style
Fabricio Andrey is a well-rounded grappler. But one thing that is special about his game style is that he entertains his audience with his pressure style in the game. Fabricio gave his best in the complete match without being tired after a few minutes.
Another important thing about his style is his agility and conditioning. Along with conditioning and speed, he is also well-rounded. All these factors help him to put on an all-around performance.
3. Fabricio Andrey’s Historic Fights
3.1 Fabricio Andrey Vs. Shane Jamil Hill Taylor
Video Credit: @IBJJF
Fabricio Andrey faced Jamil Hill Taylor in the final of the IBJJF World Championship 2021. Fabricio was defeated by Hill in the Pans 2021. This rematch was one of the most important matches of Fabricio’s career.
Fabricio and Taylor both spent almost two minutes in standing position and tried to take a chance to overcome each other. After one and a half minutes, Fabricio applied for pulling guard and then went for a triangle. He was very persistent and had a strong grip on Taylor’s neck and arm that Taylor could not escape. Fabricio submitted Taylor with Triangle in just 1 minute and 55 seconds.
|2021||IBJJF World Championship||Shane Jamil Hill-Taylor||Win||Submitted with Triangle||Featherweight||Final|
3.2 Fabricio Andrey Vs. Lucas Rodrigues
Video Credit: @IBJJF
Fabricio Andrey faced Lucas Rodrigues in the semi-finals of the European Championship 2023. Fabricio was as usual energetic from the start of the match. He started the match with a takedown and scored two points.
Lucas countered by applying full guard. Andrey tried to escape from the full guard. In this struggle, both ended up in a complicated position. Lucas tried to strangle Andrey’s leg while Andrey countered by strangling Lucas’s leg. After fighting for almost one and a half minutes, Andrey applied for Kneebar. Andrey submitted Lucas Rodrigues in one and a half minutes with Kneebar.
|2023||European Championship||Lucas Rodrigues||Win||Kneebar||Featherweight||Final|
3.3 Fabricio Andrey Vs. Lucas Virgilio
Video Credit: @IBJJF
Fabricio Andrey faced Lucas Virgilio in the eliminator round of the 2020 European Championship. At the start of the match, Virgilio took a sitting position and tried to apply full guard. Fabricio did not let him apply full guard. Virgilio grasped his Gi sleeves and put his feet on his chest.
Fabricio escaped and countered back with full force. Virgilio once again restored his position by pulling Gi's sleeves and putting force by his feet on Fabricio’s chest. This time, Fabricio countered aggressively. He took a back position, grasped lapels from the back, and submitted Virgilio with Collar Choke.
|2010||European Championship||Lucas Virgilio||Win||Collar Choke||Featherweight||Eliminator|
4. Fabricio Andrey’s Main Achievements
4.1 Fabricio Andrey’s Achievements in International Tournaments
|2016||CBJJ Brazilian Nationals Juvenile||N/A|
|2018||IBJJF World Championship||Lightfeather|
|2018||CBJJ Brazilian Nationals||N/A|
|2019||IBJJF World Championship||Lightfeather|
|2019||IBJJF Pan Championship||Lightfeather|
|2019||CBJJ Brazilian Nationals||N/A|
|2020||IBJJF European Open||Featherweight|
|2021||IBJJF World Championship||70 kg|
|2021||AJP Grand Slam, MIA||69 kg|
|2021||AJP Grand Slam, RJ||69 kg|
|2021||AJP South America Continental Pro||69 kg|
|2022||CBJJ Brazilian Nationals||70 kg|
|2023||IBJJF European Open||70 kg|
4.2 Fabricio Andrey’s Achievements as Black Belt
|2021||IBJJF World Championship||Black Belt||1st|
|2021||AJP Grand Slam, MIA||Black Belt||1st|
|2021||AJP Grand Slam, RJ||Black Belt||1st|
|2021||AJP South America Continental Pro||Black Belt||1st|
|2021||AJP Grand Slam, RJ||Black Belt||2nd|
|2021||IBJJF Pan Championship||Black Belt||3rd|
|2021||AJP Abu Dhabi World Pro||Black Belt||3rd|
|2022||CBJJ Brazilian Nationals||Black Belt||1st|
|2023||IBJJF European Open||Black Belt||1st|
4.3 Fabricio Andrey’s Achievements as Colored Belts
|2016||CBJJ Brazilian Nationals Juvenile||Juvenile||1st|
|2018||IBJJF World Championship||Blue Belt||1st|
|2018||CBJJ Brazilian Nationals||Blue Belt||1st|
|2019||IBJJF World Championship||Purple Belt||1st|
|2019||IBJJF Pan Championship||Purple Belt||1st|
|2019||CBJJ Brazilian Nationals||Purple Belt||1st|
|2020||IBJJF European Open||Brown Belt||1st|
5. Fabricio Andrey’s Professional Record Breakdown
5.1 Fabricio’s Professional Record
|85 Matches||69 Wins||13 Losses|
5.2 Submission Method Breakdown
|Method||36 Wins||4 Losses|
|Bow and Arrow||2||0|
|Choke from Back||7||0|
|Inside Heel Hook||0||1|
6. Fabricio Andrey’s Fight History
|2020||BJJ Bet||Meyram Maquine||L||Pts: 8x2||65KG||SPF|
|2020||Brasileiro CBJJE||Fernando Henrique||W||Choke from back||70KG||SF|
|2020||Brasileiro CBJJE||Alex Sodre||W||Pts: 4x2||70KG||F|
|2020||Grand Slam RJ||Felipe Nacib||W||Loop choke||62KG||R1|
|2020||Grand Slam RJ||Wesley Santos||W||Short choke||62KG||4F|
|2020||Grand Slam RJ||Cleber Sousa||W||Bow and arrow||62KG||SF|
|2020||Grand Slam RJ||Meyram Maquine||L||Pts: 4x2||62KG||F|
|2021||S. American NG||Ruan Alvarenga||L||Katagatame||67KG||R1|
|2021||SA Cont. Pro||Kennedy Silva||W||Choke from back||69KG||R1|
|2021||SA Cont. Pro||Guilherme Santos||W||Pts: 6x0||69KG||R1|
|2021||SA Cont. Pro||Fernando Favari||W||Pts: 1x0||69KG||4F|
|2021||SA Cont. Pro||Diego Oliveira||W||Pts: 3x1||69KG||SF|
|2021||SA Cont. Pro||Murilo Amaral||W||Pts: 10x4||69KG||F|
|2021||SA Cont. Pro||Diego Oliveira||W||Pts: 2x0||LWA||4F|
|2021||SA Cont. Pro||Luan Carvalho||W||Pts: 11x3||LWA||SF|
|2021||SA Cont. Pro||Lucas Gualberto||W||Pts: 3x2||LWA||F|
|2021||Grand Slam MIA||Christian Mueckay||W||Choke from back||69KG||4F|
|2021||Grand Slam MIA||Brian Mahecha||W||Bow and arrow||69KG||SF|
|2021||Grand Slam MIA||Thiago Macedo||W||Pts: 3x2||69KG||F|
|2021||Pan American||Osvaldo Moizinho||W||Choke from back||70KG||R1|
|2021||Pan American||Joao Mendes||W||Choke from back||70KG||8F|
|2021||Pan American||Danilo Moreira||W||Choke from back||70KG||4F|
|2021||Pan American||Jamil Hill-Taylor||L||Pts: 0x0, Adv||70KG||SF|
|2021||Brasilia Pro||Julio Arantes||W||Pts: 7x0||69KG||4F|
|2021||Brasilia Pro||Higor Lima||W||Pts: 5x2||69KG||SF|
|2021||Brasilia Pro||Leo Saggioro||W||Choke||69KG||F|
|2021||Brasileiro||Samuel Nagai||W||Pts: 7x6||70KG||SF|
|2021||Grand Slam RJ||Wesley Santos||W||Armbar||69KG||8F|
|2021||Grand Slam RJ||Klaus Maine||W||Submission||69KG||4F|
|2021||Grand Slam RJ||Leo Saggioro||W||Pts: 2x1||69KG||SF|
|2021||Grand Slam RJ||Meyram Maquine||W||Pts: 4x3||69KG||F|
|2021||World Pro||Ruslan Yakubov||W||Choke from back||69KG||R1|
|2021||World Pro||A. Khadaev||W||Pts: 9x5||69KG||4F|
|2021||World Pro||Israel Sousa||L||Pts: 2x0||69KG||SF|
|2021||World Pro||Haidar Abbas||W||Pts: 4x2||69KG||RPC|
|2021||World Pro||Youngseung Cho||W||Pts: 5x1||69KG||3RD|
|2021||World Champ.||Daniel Maira||W||Pts: 3x0||70KG||8F|
|2021||World Champ.||Richar Nogueira||W||Pts: 7x2||70KG||4F|
|2021||World Champ.||Alex Sodre||W||Pts: 0x0, Adv||70KG||SF|
|2021||World Champ.||Jamil Hill-Taylor||W||Triangle||70KG||F|
|2022||ADCC BR1 Trials||Felipe Godoy||W||Triangle||66KG||R1|
|2022||ADCC BR1 Trials||Iago Siqueira||W||Pts: 6x0||66KG||R2|
|2022||ADCC BR1 Trials||Leandro Lima||W||Darce choke||66KG||4F|
|2022||ADCC BR1 Trials||Diogo Reis||L||Inside heel hook||66KG||SF|
|2022||ADCC BR1 Trials||Cleber Sousa||W||RNC||66KG||3RD|
|2022||ADCC BR2 Trials||Andres Duplat||W||RNC||66KG||R2|
|2022||ADCC BR2 Trials||Pablo Munhoz||W||Triangle||66KG||8F|
|2022||ADCC BR2 Trials||Iago Siqueira||W||Armbar||66KG||4F|
|2022||ADCC BR2 Trials||Rafael Montouro||W||RNC||66KG||SF|
|2022||ADCC BR2 Trials||Kaua Gabriel||W||RNC||66KG||F|
|2022||Grand Slam LDN||Romao Carvalho||W||Choke||69KG||4F|
|2022||Grand Slam LDN||Leo Saggioro||W||Triangle armlock||69KG||SF|
|2022||Grand Slam LDN||Thiago Macedo||W||Pts: 2x0||69KG||F|
|2022||BJJ Stars||Alex Sodre||W||Armbar||66KG||SPF|
|2022||Brasileiro||Kennedy Maciel||W||Pts: 8x2||70KG||F|
|2022||World Champ.||Marcus Phelan||W||Pts: 2x0||70KG||8F|
|2022||World Champ.||Samuel Nagai||L||Referee Decision||70KG||4F|
|2022||Polaris 20||Mason Fowler||D||---||ABS||RR|
|2022||Polaris 20||Keith Krikorian||D||---||ABS||RR|
|2022||Polaris 20||Geo Martinez||D||---||ABS||RR|
|2022||Honor Challenge||Jack Sear||W||Triangle||75KG||SF|
|2022||Honor Challenge||Alessio Sacchetti||W||Armbar||75KG||F|
|2022||WNO 14||Fabian Rodriguez||W||Referee Decision||70KG||SPF|
|2022||ADCC||Cole Abate||W||Referee Decision||66KG||R1|
|2022||ADCC||Diogo Reis||L||Referee Decision||66KG||4F|
|2022||BJJ Stars||Samuel Nagai||L||Referee Decision||70KG||SPF|
|2023||Rio SMO||Joao Duarte||W||Triangle||76KG||4F|
|2023||Rio SMO||Renan Rodrigues||W||Triangle||76KG||SF|
|2023||European Open||Joao Machado||W||Loop choke||70KG||R1|
|2023||European Open||Israel Sousa||W||Pts: 2x0||70KG||4F|
|2023||European Open||Lucas Rodrigues||W||Kneebar||70KG||SF|
|2023||European Open||Alex Sodre||W||Pts: 2x0||70KG||F|
|2023||Spyder RTBB||Lucas Pinheiro||W||Pts: 4x0||65KG||4F|
|2023||Spyder RTBB||Diego Sodre||W||Referee Decision||65KG||SF|
|2023||Spyder RTBB||Meyram Maquine||L||Pts: 2x0||65KG||F|
|2023||Pan American||Nick Salles||W||Pts: 2x2, Adv||70KG||8F|
|2023||Pan American||Daniel Sathler||W||Pts: 8x6||70KG||4F|
|2023||Pan American||Alex Sodre||W||Referee Decision||70KG||SF|
|2023||Pan American||Marcio Andre||L||Pts: 4x4, Adv||70KG||F|
7. Fabricio’s Top Fight Links
Fabricio Andrey vs Rico Staton / Pan Championship 2019
Fabricio Andrey VS Viki Dabush / European Championship 2020
Fabricio Andrey v Alex Sodre / World Championship 2021
Fabricio Andrey VS Yaroslav Blazhko / European Championship 2020
Photo Credit: @fabricio_andreyjj