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Francisco Cuneo - Argentinian BJJ Champion

Francisco Cuneo - Argentinian BJJ Champion

1. Francis Cuneo Details

Francis Cuneo Details
Name Francisco Cuneo
Nickname Paco
Born Argentina (Buenos Aires)
Date of Birth 21 October 1984
Nationality Argentinean
College/University N/A
Last Fight 29 Sep 2022
Weight Division Peso Leve (76.00 kg / 168.0 lbs)
Weight 76.00 kg / 168.0 lbs
Height N/A
Career Disclosed Earning N/A
Fighting Out of Argentine
Foundational Style Judo & Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Favorite Technique Uchi Mata & Guillotine

 

Belt Rank First Degree Black Belt
Awarded by Ricardo De La Riva
Head Coach Ricardo De La Riva
Lineage Carlos Gracie -> Helio Gracie -> Carlson Gracie -> Ricardo De La Riva -> Francisco Cuneo
Team/Association Gentle Art / Unity JJ

2. Francisco’s Biography

Francisco Cuneo, an Argentinian BJJ fighter started his martial art career as a judo player. His love for judo made him a member of Argentina’s National Judo squads (2005-2014). In 2014, after a number of extensive Judo Championships, he decided to try BJJ mats. Cuneo was awarded black belts in both Judo and BJJ.

2.1. Francisco Cuneo Early Life

Francisco opened his eyes on 21st October 1984 in the city of phenomenal nightlife (Buenos Aires) of Argentina.

2.2. How He started Judo

Paco’s immense love for judo started in the early 2000s, at the age of 16. He practiced judo in Club Italiano under the mentorship of Sensei Pablo Diaz Soto. Receiving support from his Judo instructor who has a deeply embedded background in the judo and martial art culture, Cuneo made an immediate impact on the local level competitions.

2.3. First Judo Championship

In the short span of three years, Cuneo's performance and outbound skills stood him first in the toughest competition of 2004. He won his first brown belt In the 2004 Argentinian Championship.

2.4. Black Belt in Judo

Cuneo was awarded Black Belt by Sensei Tigran Karhanyan and Paula Pareto due to his outclass competition in the toughest divisions of adult ranks. These achievements made him a member of Argentina's National Judo Team from 2005 to 2014.

2.5. Cuneo’s Interest In BJJ

Despite his love for Judoka, Cuneo's world-class stand-up skills require a more technical mat approach. Francisco developed an interest in Jiu-Jitsu at the start of his martial art career because he saw it as a more well-rounded game. Cuneo’s grappling career started in 2014 with a Purple belt and continues to date with a first-degree Black Belt.

2.6. First BJJ Instructor

Paco started BJJ training under the supervision of Sebastian Munoz and Francisco Questa. According to the guidelines established by the Jiu-Jitsu association for top-level Judo competitors, his coaches advanced Cuneo to the Purple Belt.

2.7. Black Belt in BJJ

Cuneo already earned a Purple Belt but he decided to rule the BJJ world. He started frequently visiting Brazil and practicing advanced BJJ techniques. In 2016, Cuneo succeeded to earn Black Belt.

2.8. Travel to America

Francisco's passion for Jiu-Jitsu eventually steered him off from Judo. However, In 2019 Eduardo Santos’s invitation to America made him a permanent BJJ practitioner. He continued his career as a BJJ Black Belt Competitor.

2.9. Historic Fights

Francisco Cuneo VS Robert Sullivan

In 2022, Francisco faced Robert Sullivan in the final of the Washington D.C No-Gi Open. This match started with a takedown move. Both players tried hard to secure advantageous positions. Cuneo defeated his opponent and won by points in the end.

Year Event Opponent W/L/D Method Round Weight Class Location
2022 IBJJF Open No-Gi Championship Robert Sullivan Win Points 1 Lightweight Washington DC

Francisco Cuneo VS Luciano Bernert

Cuneo competed against Luciano Bernert at Curitiba 2019 Summer Open No-Gi Championship. This final match seemed to be in Luciano's hand at the start but Cuneo applied a lethal heel hook. So, Cuneo secured the top position by defeating Luciano Bernert by heel hook submission.

Year Event Opponent W/L/D Method Round Weight Class
2019 IBJJF Curitiba Summer Open No-Gi Championship Luciano Bernert Win Heel Hook 1 Lightweight

Francisco Cuneo VS Tyler Scalisi

Francisco fought against Tyler Scalisi at Charleston Summer Open No-Gi Championship.

Cuneo attacked his opponent with a Guillotine Choke. Tyler failed to escape from Cuneo's strong attack. At the end of the IBJJF final Charleston No-Gi Championships 2021, Francisco secured the title victory, representing Lotus Club USA.

Year Event Opponent W/L/D Method Round Weight Class
2021 IBJJF Charleston Summer Open No-Gi Championship Tyler Scalisi Win Guillotine Choke 1 Lightweight

3. Main Achievements and Medals

3.1. IBJJF Floripa Winter Open

Year Event Medal
2018  IBJJF Floripa Winter Open Gold

3.2. IBJJF Salvador Spring Open N-Gi

Year Event Medal
2018 IBJJF Salvador Spring Open No-Gi Gold

3.3. IBJJF Curitiba Spring Open No-Gi

Year Event Medal
2018 IBJJF Curitiba Spring Open No-Gi Silver

3.4. IBJJF Salvador Fall Open

Year Event Medal
2019 IBJJF Salvador Fall Open Gold

3.5. IBJJF Pan Championship No-Gi

Year Event Medal
2020 IBJJF Pan Championship No-Gi Bronze

3.6. IBJJF American Nationals

Year Event Medal
2020 IBJJF American Nationals Silver

3.7. IBJJF Charleston Open No-Gi

Year Event Medal
2020 IBJJF Charleston Open No-Gi Gold

4. Main Achievements (Belts)

4.1. Black Belt Achievements

Year Event Belt Weight Class Medal
2018  IBJJF Floripa Winter Open Black Lightweight Gold
2018 IBJJF Curitiba Spring Open No-Gi Black Lightweight Silver
2018 IBJJF Salvador Spring Open No-Gi Black Lightweight Gold
2019 IBJJF Salvador Fall Open Black Lightweight Gold
2020  IBJJF Pan Championship No-Gi Black Lightweight Bronze
2021  IBJJF American Nationals Black Lightweight Silver
2021  IBJJF Charleston Open No-Gi Black Lightweight Gold

5. Professional Record Breakdown

109 Matches 60 Wins 49 Losses
By Submission 12 13
By Points 37 27
By Advantage 9 4
By Decision 2 4
By Penalty 0 1

6. Francisco’s Submission Breakdownth

Submission Techniques 12 Wins 13 Losses
Guillotine 4 0
Aoki Lock 1 0
Kata Gatame 1 0
RNC 2 3
Armbar 2 2
Toe Hold 0 1
Kimura 1 0
North South Choke 1 0
Triangle 0 2
Kneebar 0 1
Mounted X Choke 0 1
Calf Slicer 0 1
Straight Ankle Lock 0 2

7. Francisco Cuneo Records In Judo

Francisco started his judo career in his teens (2000). He claimed the Bronze Medals after extensive competition at the PJC World Cup, Olympic Festival, and Brazil World Cup.

8. Achievements and Accomplishments in Judo

8.1. World Championshipth

Year Event CAT. Medal
2012 PJC World Cup Buenos Aires U73 Bronze

8.2. International Championship

Year Event CAT. Medal
2008 Brazil World Cup Horizonte U73 Bronze
2014 Olympic Festival Hidalgo U73 Bronze

8.3. National Championshipth

Year Event CAT. Medal
2011 Argentine National Championships Cordoba U73 Bronze

9. Francisco’s Judo Fight Historyth

Year Event Opponent W/L/D Type Round CAT.
2012 Rio de Janeiro Morin-Martel, Alexis L GSL 1/8 U73
2012 Buenos Aires Da Silva, Rafael W WCup 1/8 U73
2012 Buenos Aires Morin-Maetel, Alexis W WCup 1/4 U73
2012 Buenos Aires Machado, Matheus L WCup 1/2 U73
2012 Buenos Aires Alves, Wallace W WCup 3/5 U73
2014 Montevideo Morin-Maetel, Alexis L WCup 1/8 U73
204 Buenos Aires Murtuzov, Khabib L WCup 1/16 U73
2014 Santiago Mendes, Gabriel L WCup 1/16 U73

9.1. Francisco’s Judo Match Historyth

Year Total Matches Won Lost Won %
2012-2014 8 3 5 37.5%

10. BJJ Fight History Of Francisco Cuneo

Year Event Opponent W/L Method Weight Stage
2018 Vitoria NGO Italo Gules W North south choke 73KG 4F
2018 Vitoria NGO Gabriel Brasil L Points 73KG SF
2018 Vitoria NGO Juan Viana W Kata Gatame ABS 4F
2018 Vitoria NGO Fabio Caloi L Straight ankle lock ABS SF
2018 Floripa W. NGO Luciano Bernert W Points 73KG SF
2018 Floripa W. NGO Osmar Telles W RNC 73KG F
2018 Curitiba SPO Andre Nagaishi W Points 76KG R1
2018 Curitiba SPO Matheus Linhares W Points 76KG 4F
2018 Curitiba SPO Aquila de Paula L Points 76KG SF
2018 Curitiba SPNGO Alexandre Vieira W Points 73KG SF
2018 Curitiba SPNGO Luciano Bernert L Points 73KG F
2018 Salvador SPO. Lucas Rocco W Points 76KG 4F
2018 Salvador SPO. Pedro Asevedo W Points 76KG SF
2018 Salvador SPO. Anselmo Gomes L Kneebar 76KG F
2018 Salvador SPNGO Bruno Santos W Points 73KG SF
2018 Salvador SPNGO Deyvid Matos W Guillotine 73KG F
2018 NoGi Worlds Rafael Domingos W Kimura 73KG R1
2018 NoGi Worlds Dustin Akbari W Points 73KG 8F
2018 NoGi Worlds Frederico Silva L Pts: 2x2, Adv 73KG 4F
2019 ADCC SP Trials Servio Tulio L RNC 77KG R1
2019 Rio FO Giovani Bernardo W Points 82KG 4F
2019 Rio FO Leonilson Ferreira L Points 82KG SF
2019 Rio Fall NGO Antonio Palagano W Points 79KG SF
2019 Rio Fall NGO Ygor Rodrigues L Points 79KG F
2019 Rio Fall NGO Marcos Goulart W Points ABS 4F
2019 Rio Fall NGO Christofer Feijo W Points ABS SF
2019 Rio Fall NGO Andre Aguiar L Points ABS F
2019 Salvador FO Afonso Silva W Points 82KG 4F
2019 Salvador FO Alisson Ferraz W Points 82KG SF
2019 Salvador FO Romario Teodoro L Points 82KG F
2019 Salvador FNGO Lucas Lima W Points 79KG SF
2019 Salvador FNGO Romario Teodoro L Points 79KG F
2019 NYC Fall NGO Matthew Kocal W Armbar 73KG 4F
2019 NYC Fall NGO Pedro Veras L Toe hold 73KG SF
2020 Atlanta Open Ronaldo Junior L Triangle ABS 4F
2020 No Gi Pan Am. Adam Benayoun W Referee Decision 73KG 4F
2020 No Gi Pan Am. Rodrigo Francioni L Pts: 2x0 73KG SF
2020 No Gi Pan Am. Kaynan Duarte L Armbar ABS 8F
2021 Dallas NGO Todd Walling W Points 73KG 4F
2021 Dallas NGO Ali Monfaradi L Pts: 5x2 73KG SF
2021 Dallas NGO Oliver Taza L Pts: 6x2 ABS 4F
2021 Orlando NGO Marco Teran W N/A 73KG 4F
2021 Orlando NGO Mauricio Bobadilla L N/A 73KG SF
2021 Orlando NGO Giancarlo Bodoni L Straight ankle lock ABS 4F
2021 Houston NGO Daniel Diniz W Adv 73KG 4F
2021 Houston NGO Luan Andrei L Pts: 4x0 73KG SF
2021 N.Orleans NGO Kieran Kichuk L Triangle 73KG F
2021 N.Orleans NGO Robert Dunn W Pts: 12x0 ABS 4F
2021 N.Orleans NGO Matheus Gabriel L Pts: 4x0 ABS SF
2021 NoGi Pan Am. Joao Mendes L Pts: 0x0, Adv 73KG 8F
2021 NoGi Pan Am. Lucas Norat W Pts: 0x0, Adv ABS R1
2021 Miami NGO Giann Moramarco W Points 79KG SF
2021 Miami NGO JZ Cavalcante L Armbar 79KG F
2021 Atlanta NGO Sergio Ardila L Pts: 0x0, Adv 79KG SF
2021 Atlanta NGO Damion Oranday W Points ABS SF
2021 Atlanta NGO Diego Ramalho L Pts: 2x0 ABS F
2021 American NGN Juan Armendariz W Pts: 0x0, Adv 79KG 8F
2021 American NGN Saul Viraya W Pts: 2x2, Adv 79KG 4F
2021 American NGN Luan Andrei L Pts: 2x0 79KG SF
2021 Orlando NGO Adolfo Arias W Points 79KG SF
2021 Orlando NGO Luan Andrei L Pts: 4x0 79KG F
2021 Orlando NGO Adolfo Suarez W Points ABS 4F
2021 Orlando NGO Helton Jose L Referee Decision ABS SF
2021 Phoenix NGO Jeremiah Vance W Pts: 6x0 79KG SF
2021 Phoenix NGO Michael Salazar L Points 79KG F
2021 Charleston SNG Rodrigo Gortari W Pts: 0x0, Adv 79KG SF
2021 Charleston SNG Tyler Scalisi W Guillotine 79KG F
2021 Charleston SNG Charles McGuire W Armbar ABS 4F
2021 Charleston SNG Dante Leon L Pts: 9x0 ABS SF
2022 Miami WO Rodrigo Gortari L Referee Decision 82KG SF
2022 Miami WO Kennedy Maciel L Pts: 0x0, Adv ABS R1
2022 Dallas Open Austin Oranday W Pts: 6x0 82KG 4F
2022 Dallas Open Andy Murasaki L Mounted X choke 82KG SF
2022 Dallas NGO Matheus Galvao W Pts: 0x0, Adv 79KG 4F
2022 Dallas NGO Oliver Taza L Pts: 4x0 79KG SF
2022 Dallas NGO Bryan Peterson W Points ABS 4F
2022 Dallas NGO Matheus Galvao L Points ABS SF
2022 Charleston Open Andre Gois L Pts: 7x0 82KG SF
2022 Charleston NGO Joao Albuquerque W Guillotine 79KG SF
2022 Charleston NGO Hugo Marques L RNC 79KG F
2022 Charleston NGO Vagner Rocha L RNC ABS SF
2022 Atlanta SPNGO Oliver Taza L Referee Decision 79KG SF
2022 Atlanta SPNGO Clay Mayfield W Guillotine ABS RR
2022 Atlanta SPNGO Joao Costa L Pts: 0x0, Pen ABS F
2022 Chicago SPNGO Oliver Taza W N/A 73KG SF
2022 Chicago SPNGO Michael Backman W N/A 73KG F
2022 Houston NGO Matheus Galvao L N/A 79KG SF
2022 Houston NGO Andrew Kimler W N/A ABS 4F
2022 Houston NGO Andre Porfirio L Calf slicer ABS SF
2022 Washington NGO Andrew Pardee W Pts: 2x0 79KG RR
2022 Washington NGO Robert Sullivan W Pts: 2x0 79KG F
2022 American NGN Thiago Girundi W RNC 79KG SF
2022 American NGN Edmund Kim W Pts: 3x0 79KG F
2022 Orlando SMNGO Dante Leon L Points 79KG SF
2022 Orlando SMNGO Vagner Rocha L Points ABS 4F
2022 N. Haven NGO Oliver Seng W N/A 79KG SF
2022 JJ Con NG Eduardo Avelar L Pts: 2x0 79KG SF
2022 Atlanta FNGO Colon Santana W Aoki lock 79KG SF
2022 Atlanta FNGO Sergio Ardila W Pts: 0x0, Adv 79KG F
2022 NoGi Pan Clay Mayfield W Pts: 2x0 79KG 8F
2022 NoGi Pan Alexandre Molinaro W Pts: 0x0, Adv 79KG 4F
2022 NoGi Pan Matheus Galvao W Referee Decision 79KG SF
2022 NoGi Pan Alexander Seaver W N/A ABS 8F
2022 NoGi Pan Igor Schneider W Pts: 0x0, Adv ABS 4F
2022 NoGi Pan Henrique Cardoso L Pts: 4x0 ABS SF

11. Francisco Cuneo Top Fights

Hugo Marques v Francisco Cuneo / Charleston Open NoGi 2022

Gesias "JZ” Cavalcante v Francisco Cuneo / Miami Open NoGi 2021

Kaynan Duarte VS Francisco Cuneo / Pan NoGi Championship 2020

Kieran Kichuk v Francisco Cuneo / New Orleans Open NoGi 2021

Ronaldo Junior VS Francisco Cuneo / Atlanta Open 2020

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