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Fernando Reis - Elite BJJ Guard Passer

Fernando Reis - Elite BJJ Guard Passer

1. Fernando Reis Details

Name Fernando Andrade dos Reis
Nickname N/A
Date of Birth 6 November 1992
Nationality Brazilian
Born Minas Gerais, Brazil
Age 31 Years
College/University N/A
Profession Martial Artist
Last Fight 5-5-2019
Last Weigh in 94 Kg
Weight Class Division Peso Pesado (94 kg/207 lbs)
Height N/A
Career Disclosed Earning N/A
Fought Out of Brazil
Foundational Style Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Favorite Technique Half Guard
Belt Rank Black Belt
Awarded by Fábio Gurgel
Head Coach Fábio Gurgel
Lineage M. Maeda -> C. Gracie -> H. Gracie -> Rolls Gracie -> Romero Cavalcanti -> Fábio Gurgel -> Fernando Reis
Team/Association Alliance

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2. Fernando Reis Biography

2.1. Early Life

Fernando Andrade dos Reis was born in Uberlândia, a town in the state of Minas Gerais, Brazil on November 6, 1992. Growing up, he was first introduced to the world of martial arts through Judo. However, his mother disapproved of combat sports and believed them to be too violent. As he grew and became more familiar with the potential of Mixed Martial Arts. (MMA) Fernando decided to embark on the journey of combat sports.

2.2. Introduction to Jiu-Jitsu

Fernando was introduced to Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu when he was only ten years old. All the credit goes to his near and dear friend who introduced Fernando to the vibrant techniques of Jiu-Jitsu.

2.3. How Fernando Started BJJ Journey

Jiu-Jitsu techniques impressed Fernando and he was captivated by the dynamic nature of BJJ and decided to pursue it instead of Judo. Fernando convinced his father to enroll him in the training session at the local Jiu-Jitsu Academy.

2.4. First Instructor of Fernando Reis

Fernando's BJJ career kick-started under the guidance of Tiago Rocha, who was his first instructor at the academy. By the time he was 13, Fernando was already making a name for himself as a juvenile blue belt in the local competitions. His progress on the mat became proof of his dedication and hard work.

2.5. Aspiring to be the Best

As he progressed in the sport, Fernando's aspirations to become one of the greatest fighters in BJJ grew exponentially. He moved to Sao Paulo to train at the Alliance Academy headquarters and reap the benefits of a more competitive training environment. It was here that his dedication and hard work paid off, leading him to important titles such as South American Champion, Brazilian Champion, and World Championship runner-up.

2.6. Achieving Black Belt Status

In June 2016, Fernando was awarded his black belt by one of the greatest coaches and the co-founder of Alliance’s Academy, Master Fábio Gurgel. The credit for his remarkable achievement goes to his dedication and hard work in the sport which marked a new chapter in his Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu journey.

2.7. Head Coach at Alliance

The champion of multiple national and international tournaments now started coaching at the Alliance Jiu-Jitsu team in Sao Paulo. As a Professor of Jiu-Jitsu, he empowers young grapplers to become proficient practitioners. 

2.8. “The Folding System” by Fernando Reis

Folding system in the BJJ taught the BJJ practitioners how they can start the match by maintaining the dominant position and passing the opponent’s guard. Fernando Reis finished his countless matches through his famous folding system and now presents the full course for the grapplers to excel in the game.


Fernando Andrade dos Reis's life journey is an example of the power of hard work that brings success in life. His journey from a young boy interested in martial arts to a world-renowned BJJ competitor is a demonstration of his passion and drive for Jiu-Jitsu.

3. Historic Fights of Fernando Reis

3.1. Fernando Reis Vs. Jeancemy Silva

In 2019, the final bout of the IBJJF World Championship was held between Fernando Reis and Jeancemy Silva.


Jeancemy Silva started the match by presenting his extraordinary grappling skills. Silva maintained the dominant position over Fernando Reis by controlling him with close guard. Fernando turned the result of the match by passing the guard.

Fernando Reis defeated Jeancemy with the powerful neck choke that forced him to tap.


Year Event Opponent W/L/D Method Stage Weight Class
2019 IBJJF World Championship Jeancemy Silva Win Submission (Neck Choke) Final Heavyweight

3.2. Fernando Reis Vs. Marcos Paulo

Fernando Ries from the Alliance faced Gracie Barra Marcos Paulo in the Curitiba international open IBJJF championship that was held in 2017.

Start of the Fight

Both grapplers came on the mat to maintain the legacy of their academies. However, Fernando Resis started the match by taking down his opponent with close guard. Marcos Paulo used his offensive and defensive skills by passing the guard. After that Fernando controlled him with a strong armbar and maintained his dominant position. All these scenarios can demotivate a grappler but Marcos is never disappointed by his low marks on the scoreboard. He promptly changed his position and controlled the left leg of Fernando in a triangle choke. Marcos Paulo successfully controlled his opponent for 2 minutes.

End of the Fight

In the end, the fight reached its result, when Fernando submitted his opponent through Ezekiel's choke.


Year Event Opponent W/L/D Method Weight Class
2017 Curitiba Fall International IBJJF World Championship Marcos Paulo Win Submission (Ezekiel Choke) Super-Heavyweight

3.3. Fernando Reis Vs. Simonelli Emiliano

The worth-watching final of the IBJJF Open Championship was held between Fernando Reis and Simonelli Emiliano.

Fight Summary

Simonelli Emiliano started the bout with the incredible half-guard that seemed to be successful. However, Fernando Reis tried his best to pass the guard by having a strong grip on Simonelli's torso. Fernando also got the 3 points by passing the guard.


After that, Fernando restrained Simonelli through his efficient Ezekiel Choke which forced him to tap.


Year Event Opponent W/L/D Method Stage Weight Class
2019 IBJJF Floripa Winter Open Championship Simonelli Emiliano Win Submission (Ezekiel Choke) Final Heavyweight

4. Main Achievements

Year Event Medal
2010 IBJJF Brazilian Nationals Silver Silver Medal Icon
2011 CBJJ Brazilian Nationals Gold Gold Medal Icon
2012 CBJJ Brazilian Nationals Gold Gold Medal Icon
2012 IBJJF Pans Championship Silver Silver Medal Icon
2012 IBJJF Rio Open  Championship Bronze Bronze Medal Icon
2013 CBJJ Brazilian Nationals Gold Gold Medal Icon
2013 IBJJF World Championship Gold Gold Medal Icon
2013 IBJJF Brazilian Nationals Silver Silver Medal Icon
2013 IBJJF Rio Open  Championship Bronze Bronze Medal Icon
2013 IBJJF Brasilia Open Championship Gold Gold Medal Icon
2013 IBJJF São Paulo Open Silver Silver Medal Icon
2014 IBJJF South American Championship Gold Gold Medal Icon
2014 IBJJF European Open Championship Gold Gold Medal Icon
2014 IBJJF NY Open Championship Gold Gold Medal Icon
2014 IBJJF Pans Championship Silver Silver Medal Icon
2014 IBJJF Boston Open Championship Gold Gold Medal Icon
2013 IBJJF Brazilian Nationals Silver Silver Medal Icon
2015 CBJJ Brazilian Nationals Gold Gold Medal Icon
2015 IBJJF São Paulo Open Championship Gold Gold Medal Icon
2015 IBJJF World Championship Silver Silver Medal Icon
2015 IBJJF Pans Championship Bronze Bronze Medal Icon
2016 IBJJF World Championship Silver Silver Medal Icon
2016 IBJJF Pans Championship Silver Silver Medal Icon
2016 IBJJF Brazilian Nationals Bronze Bronze Medal Icon
2016 UAEJJF Gramado Pro Championship Gold Gold Medal Icon
2016 IBJJF Rio Winter Open Championship Gold Gold Medal Icon
2016 IBJJF Charlotte Open Championship Gold Gold Medal Icon
2017 IBJJF Rio Winter Open Championship Gold Gold Medal Icon
2017 CBJJ Brazilian Nationals Bronze Bronze Medal Icon
2017 CBJJ Brazilian Nationals No-Gi Gold Gold Medal Icon
2018 UAEJJF South America Continental Pro Gold Gold Medal Icon
2018 IBJJF Floripa Winter Open Championship Gold Gold Medal Icon
2018 CBJJ Brazilian Nationals Silver Silver Medal Icon
2018 UAEJJF Grand Slam, RJ Silver Silver Medal Icon
2019 IBJJF Floripa Winter Open Championship Gold Gold Medal Icon
2019 IBJJF Rio Open Championship Gold Gold Medal Icon
2019  IBJJF World Championship Bronze Bronze Medal Icon
2022 IBJJF European No-Gi Championship Bronze Bronze Medal Icon
2022 Brasileiro Sem Kimono Gold Gold Medal Icon

4.1 Main Achievements (Colored Belts)

Year Event Belts Medal
2010 IBJJF Brazilian Nationals Blue Silver Silver Medal Icon
2011 CBJJ Brazilian Nationals Blue Gold Gold Medal Icon
2012 CBJJ Brazilian Nationals Purple Gold Gold Medal Icon
2012 IBJJF Pans Championship Purple Silver Silver Medal Icon
2012 IBJJF Rio Open  Championship Purple Bronze Bronze Medal Icon
2013 CBJJ Brazilian Nationals Purple Gold Gold Medal Icon
2013 IBJJF World Championship Purple Gold Gold Medal Icon
2013 IBJJF Brazilian Nationals Purple Silver Silver Medal Icon
2013 IBJJF Rio Open  Championship Purple Bronze Bronze Medal Icon
2013 IBJJF Brasilia Open Championship Brown Gold Gold Medal Icon
2013 IBJJF São Paulo Open Brown Silver Silver Medal Icon
2014 IBJJF South American Championship Brown Gold Gold Medal Icon
2014 IBJJF European Open Championship Brown Gold Gold Medal Icon
2014 IBJJF NY Open Championship Brown Gold Gold Medal Icon
2014 IBJJF Pans Championship Brown Silver Silver Medal Icon
2014 IBJJF Boston Open Championship Brown Gold Gold Medal Icon
2013 IBJJF Brazilian Nationals Brown Silver Silver Medal Icon
2015 CBJJ Brazilian Nationals Brown Gold Gold Medal Icon
2015 IBJJF São Paulo Open Championship Brown Gold Gold Medal Icon
2015 IBJJF World Championship Brown Silver Silver Medal Icon
2015 IBJJF Pans Championship Brown Bronze Bronze Medal Icon
2016 IBJJF World Championship Brown Silver Silver Medal Icon
2016 IBJJF Pans Championship Brown Silver Silver Medal Icon
2016 IBJJF Brazilian Nationals Brown Bronze Bronze Medal Icon

4.2 Main Achievements (Black Belt)

Year Event Belts Medal
2016 UAEJJF Gramado Pro Championship Black Gold Gold Medal Icon
2016 IBJJF Rio Winter Open Championship Black Gold Gold Medal Icon
2016 IBJJF Charlotte Open Championship Black Gold Gold Medal Icon
2017 IBJJF Rio Winter Open Championship Black Gold Gold Medal Icon
2017 CBJJ Brazilian Nationals Black Bronze Bronze Medal Icon
2017 CBJJ Brazilian Nationals No-Gi Black Gold Gold Medal Icon
2018 UAEJJF South America Continental Pro Black Gold Gold Medal Icon
2018 IBJJF Floripa Winter Open  Championship Black Gold Gold Medal Icon
2018 CBJJ Brazilian Nationals Black Silver Silver Medal Icon
2018 UAEJJF Grand Slam, RJ Black Silver Silver Medal Icon
2019 IBJJF Floripa Winter Open  Championship Black Gold Gold Medal Icon
2019 IBJJF Rio Open Championship Black Gold Gold Medal Icon
2019  IBJJF World Championship Black Bronze Bronze Medal Icon
2022 IBJJF European No-Gi Championship Black Bronze Bronze Medal Icon
2022 Brasileiro Sem Kimono Black Gold Gold Medal Icon

5. Accomplishment

Year Event Medal
2010 IBJJF Brazilian Nationals 2nd
2011 CBJJ Brazilian Nationals 1st
2012 CBJJ Brazilian Nationals 1st
2012 IBJJF Pans Championship 2nd
2012 IBJJF Rio Open  Championship 3rd
2013 CBJJ Brazilian Nationals 1st
2013 IBJJF World Championship 1st
2013 IBJJF Brazilian Nationals 2nd
2013 IBJJF Rio Open  Championship 3rd
2013 IBJJF Brasilia Open Championship 1st
2013 IBJJF São Paulo Open 2nd
2014 IBJJF South American Championship 1st
2014 IBJJF European Open Championship 1st
2014 IBJJF NY Open Championship 1st
2014 IBJJF Pans Championship 2nd
2014 IBJJF Boston Open Championship 1st
2013 IBJJF Brazilian Nationals 2nd
2015 CBJJ Brazilian Nationals 1st
2015 IBJJF São Paulo Open Championship 1st
2015 IBJJF World Championship 2nd
2015 IBJJF Pans Championship 3rd
2016 IBJJF World Championship 2nd
2016 IBJJF Pans Championship 2nd
2016 IBJJF Brazilian Nationals 3rd
2016 UAEJJF Gramado Pro Championship 1st
2016 IBJJF Rio Winter Open Championship 1st
2016 IBJJF Charlotte Open Championship 1st
2017 IBJJF Rio Winter Open Championship 1st
2017 CBJJ Brazilian Nationals 3rd
2017 CBJJ Brazilian Nationals No-Gi 1st
2018 UAEJJF South America Continental Pro 1st
2018 IBJJF Floripa Winter Open  Championship 1st
2018 CBJJ Brazilian Nationals 2nd
2018 UAEJJF Grand Slam, RJ 2nd
2019 IBJJF Floripa Winter Open  Championship 1st
2019 IBJJF Rio Open Championship 1st
2019  IBJJF World Championship 3rd
2022 IBJJF European No-Gi Championship 3rd
2022 Brasileiro Sem Kimono 1st

6. Fernando Reis Professional Record Breakdown

109 Matches 82 Wins 27 Losses
By Submission 36 7
By Points 32 12
By Advantage 8 4
By Decision 6 3
By Penalty 0 0
By DQ 0 1

7. Submission Method Breakdown

Submission Techniques 36 Wins 7 Loss
Choke from Back 9 2
Ezekiel 8 0
Choke 3 0
Triangle 3 0
RNC 2 0
Choke from the Mount 2 0
Choke from Armbar 0 0
Dogbar 1 0
Triangle Armbar 1 0
Arm in Ezekiel 1 0
Crucifix Choke 1 0
Kimura 1 0
Estima Lock 1 0
Armbar 1 0
North South Choke 1 0
Mounted X Choke 1 0
Shoulder Pressure 0 1
Botinha 0 1
Cross Choke 0 1
Knee Bar 0 2

8. Fight History of Fernando Reis

Year Event Opponent W/L Method Weight Class Stage
2016  Rio Winter Open Marcos Goulart W Choke from back 94KG 4F
2016  Rio Winter Open Leonardo Maciel W Ezekiel 94KG SF
2016  Rio Winter Open Vitor Toledo W Referee Decision 94KG F
2016  Rio Winter Open Patrick Gaudio L N/A ABS SF
2016  Gramado Open Helvecio Penna W Choke from back 94KG SF
2016  Gramado Open Giovanne Guedes W Ezekiel 94KG F
2016  Gramado Open Unknown W Ezekiel ABS 4F
2016  Gramado Open Caio Almeida W Choke from back ABS SF
2016  Gramado Open Rodrigo Fajardo L Pts: 2x0 ABS F
2016  Charlotte Open John Rickel W Choke O100KG F
2016  Charlotte Open Robby Malof W Points ABS SF
2016  Charlotte Open Lucas Barbosa W Pts: 2x0 ABS F
2016  Sao Paulo Open Fernando Fernandes W Triangle 100KG 4F
2016  Sao Paulo Open Erberth Santos L Referee Decision 100KG SF
2016  NoGi Pan Ams Cassio Francis L Pts: 0x0, Adv 97KG F
2017  Brasileiro Moises Junior W N/A 100KG R1
2017  Brasileiro Rodrigo Lima W Choke from back 100KG 4F
2017  Brasileiro Leandro Lo L Pts: 2x0 100KG SF
2017  Curitiba Fall Open Marcus Ruiz W Choke 100KG SF
2017  Curitiba Fall Open Adriano Sousa W Mounted X choke 100KG F
2017  Curitiba Fall Open Andre Rudolfo W Choke from mount ABS R1
2017  Curitiba Fall Open David Raab W Pts: 6x0 ABS 4F
2017  Curitiba Fall Open Erberth Santos L Choke from back ABS SF
2017  World Champ. Julio Guerra W Pts: 18x0 100KG 8F
2017  World Champ. Erberth Santos L Kneebar 100KG 4F
2017  Rio Winter Open Luis Fagundes W Choke from mount 100KG 4F
2017  Rio Winter Open Sandro Vieira W Adv 100KG SF
2017  Rio Winter Open Vitor Toledo W Pts: 5x0 100KG F
2017  Brasileiro NoGi Rafael Fraga W N/A 97KG 4F
2017  Brasileiro NoGi Daniel Alves W N/A 97KG SF
2017  Brasileiro NoGi Italo Vieira W N/A 97KG F
2018  SA Continental Pro Helio Mourao W Pts: 2x0 110KG 4F
2018  SA Continental Pro Yuri Korzen W Pts: 9x0 110KG SF
2018  SA Continental Pro Felipe Amorim W Choke 110KG F
2018  Curitiba Open Joao Oliveira W N/A 100KG SF
2018  Curitiba Open Felipe Simao L Pts: 2x0 100KG F
2018  Curitiba Open Henrique de Lima W N/A ABS SF
2018  Curitiba Open Fellipe Andrew L Points ABS F
2018  Brasileiro Igor Marques W Referee Decision 100KG 4F
2018  Brasileiro Igor Schneider L Points 100KG SF
2018  World Champ. James Puopolo W RNC 100KG 8F
2018  World Champ. Nelton Pontes L Pts: 2x0 100KG 4F
2018  Floripa W. Open Adson Sales W Ezekiel 100KG F
2018  Floripa W. Open Otavio Nalati L Points ABS SF
2018  Sao Paulo Open Luis Teixeira W N/A 100KG 4F
2018  Sao Paulo Open Rafael Santos W N/A 100KG SF
2018  Sao Paulo Open Adam Wardzinski W Pts: 2x0 ABS 4F
2018  Grand Slam RJ Max Gimenis W Referee Decision 110KG R1
2018  Grand Slam RJ Marcelo Castro W Triangle 110KG 8F
2018  Grand Slam RJ Raphael Souza W Pts: 3x0 110KG 4F
2018  Grand Slam RJ R. Evangelista W Pts: 2x2, Adv 110KG SF
2018  Grand Slam RJ Erberth Santos L Choke from back 110KG F
2019  Curitiba SMO Richard Goncalves W N/A 100KG 4F
2019  Curitiba SMO Fellipe Andrew L Pts: 0x0, Adv 100KG F
2019  Curitiba SMO Daniel Neri W N/A ABS R1
2019  Curitiba SMO Luciano Macedo W N/A ABS 4F
2019  Curitiba SMO Eduardo Lopes L Shoulder pressure ABS SF
2019  Pan American Hugo Leonardo W Pts: 4x2 100KG 8F
2019  Pan American Fellipe Andrew L Botinha 100KG 4F
2019  Pan American Mahamed Aly L Cross choke ABS R2
2019  Curitiba Pro Diogo Nascimento W Dogbar 94KG 4F
2019  Curitiba Pro Pedro Elias W Referee Decision 94KG SF
2019  Curitiba Pro Fellipe Andrew L Pts: 2x0 94KG F
2019  Brasileiro Diogo Nascimento W Choke from back 94KG R1
2019  Brasileiro Horlando Monteiro L Points 94KG 4F
2019  World Champ. Fellipe Trovo W Pts: 0x0, Adv 94KG R1
2019  Rio Open Carlos Eduardo W Triangle armbar 94KG 4F
2019  Rio Open Tiago Silva W Ezekiel 94KG SF
2019  Rio Open Jeancemy Santos W Choke from back 94KG F
2019  Rio Open Ygor Rodrigues W Arm in Ezekiel ABS SF
2019  Rio Open Henrique Cardoso W Crucifix choke ABS F
2019  SP BJJ Pro Horlando Monteiro W Pts: 2x0 94KG 4F
2019  SP BJJ Pro Fellipe Andrew L Pts: 0x0, Adv 94KG F
2019  BH Winter Open Walisson Pardim W Points 94KG SF
2019  BH Winter Open Otavio Nalati W Pts: 0x0, Adv ABS F
2019  Grand Slam TYO Rida Haisam W Pts: 6x2 94KG SF
2019  Grand Slam TYO Adam Wardzinski L Pts: 0x0, Adv 94KG F
2019  Floripa WO Arthur Mendes W Ezekiel 94KG 4F
2019  Floripa WO Gabriel Volante W Pts: 4x4, Adv 94KG SF
2019  Floripa WO Simonelli Emiliano W Ezekiel 94KG F
2019  Floripa WO Gabriel Volante W Ezekiel ABS 4F
2019  Floripa WO Rafael Message W Kimura ABS SF
2019  Floripa WO Fellipe Andrew W Choke from back ABS F
2019  Grand Slam LA Renato Tagliari W Choke from back 94KG 4F
2019  Grand Slam LA Hygor Brito W Referee Decision 94KG SF
2019  Grand Slam LA Fellipe Trovo W Pts: 4x4, Adv 94KG F
2019  BH Spring Open Leon Brito W Pts: 2x0 94KG F
2019  BH Spring Open Waldyr Filho W Pts: 0x0, Adv ABS SF
2019  Curitiba Sp. Open Thiago Dalcol W Choke from back 94KG SF
2019  Curitiba Sp. Open Luan Azevedo L Referee Decision 94KG F
2019  Curitiba Sp. Open Henrique Cardoso W Points ABS SF
2019  Curitiba Sp. Open Gabriel Volante L Points ABS F
2019  Grand Slam RJ Dilson Souza W Pts: 4x0 94KG R1
2019  Grand Slam RJ Fellipe Trovo L Referee Decision 94KG 4F
2019  Grand Slam RJ Caue Rodrigues W Pts: 9x0 94KG RPC
2019  Grand Slam RJ Gabriel Henrique W Referee Decision 94KG 3RD
2019  South American Gabriel Bosque W Pts: 3x0 94KG 4F
2019  South American Gabriel Volante L Kneebar 94KG SF
2022  ADCC BR2 Trials Rafael Tolmos L Pts: 2x0 88KG R2
2022  Brasileiro NoGi Marcos Carrozzino W Triangle 91KG 4F
2022  Brasileiro NoGi Pedro Agrizzi W Pts: 2x2, Adv 91KG SF
2022  European NG Antii Simola W Estima lock ABS R1
2022  European NG N. Abdulkareem W RNC ABS R2
2022  European NG Perttu Tepponen W Pts: 2x0 ABS 4F
2022  European NG Adam Wardzinski L Referee Decision ABS SF
2022  European NG Nicolas Rene W Armbar 97KG R1
2022  European NG Henrique Cabral W North-South Choke 97KG 4F
2022  European NG Adam Wardzinski W Points 97KG SF
202  European NG Perttu Tepponen W Points 97KG F

9. Top Fight Links of Fernando Reis

Fernando Reis v Perttu Tepponen / European Championship No-Gi 2022

Fernando Reis vs Paulo Miyao

Fernando Reis x Otavio Nalati

Fernando dos Reis X Vitor Toledo - RIO WINTER INTERNATIONAL OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP 2017 - FINAL


Photo Credit: @fernandoreisbjj

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