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Henrique Cardoso “Ceconi” - Nogi BJJ Black Belt Champion

Henrique Cardoso “Ceconi” - Nogi BJJ Black Belt Champion

1. Henrique Cardoso’s Detail

Henrique Cardoso’s Detail
Name José Henrique Cardoso
Nickname Ceconi
Born Criciúma, Santa Catarina, Brazil
Date of Birth 2-10-1993
Weight 88.30 kg-195 lbs
Weight Division Meio Pesado
Last Weigh-in N/A
Height 5’10’’
Foundational Style BJJ
Career Disclosed Earnings $0
College N/A
Rank 1st Degree Black Belt
Head Coach Alexandro Ceconi, Richard Avila
Last Fight N/A
Favorite Technique Outside Guard Passing
Lineage Carlos Gracie > Helio Gracie > Rilion Gracie > Alexandro Ceconi > Henrique Cardoso
Team Association Ceconi Kmkz
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2. Henrique Cardoso’s Biography

Henrique Cardoso was born in Criciúma, a city in the Brazilian state of Santa Catarina, on October 2, 1993. Cardoso is the best  BJJ competitor in his weight division and a  black belt under Alexandro Ceconit. Cardoso has competed and won many medals in various Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Championships. Cardoso started his BJJ career in Brazil at the young age of 13. Ceconi was trained by his jiu-jitsu competitor uncle, Alexandro Ceconi. Now, he is one of the  most venerable fighters in the grappling world.

2.1. Early Life

Cardoso, while growing up in Brazil, had two role models in the form of his uncles. One uncle, Alexandro Ceconi, was a jiu-jitsu competitor, and the other was a professional football player. These two had a great influence on Cardoso to play sports. He started his practice in football at a very young age. Then, at 13, he developed his interest in jiu-jitsu.

2.2. Nickname

Henrique Cardoso was nicknamed “Ceconi” because of his close relationship with a famous jiu-jitsu competitor in Santa Catarina state, Alexandro Ceconi. Alexandro Ceconi is Henrique Cardoso’s uncle, grappling coach, and mentor.

2.3. Nephew of Alexandro Ceconi

Alexandro Ceconi was the reason Cardoso stepped  into BJJ. Alexandro is a mentor for Ceconi who trained him throughout his training period. Cardoso got his black belt under Alexandro Ceconi.

2.4. Introduction to Jiu-Jitsu

Before Cardoso started BJJ training with his uncle, Alexandro Ceconi,  he  practiced football.  He left after he got interested in jiu-jitsu. Cardoso became  one of the rising stars in Santa Catarina’s jiu-jitsu circuit under Alexandro's training. Cardoso developed BJJ proficiency under his uncle’s tutelage, Alexandro, who spent a lot of time in South Korea to sharpen his judo before opening his school.

2.5. Instructors

 Besides Alexandro Ceconi, Cardoso also  trained as a blue belt under Eduardo Milolo of RGA after his uncle left the country for a few years. Cardoso got his purple and brown belt from coach Eduardo. While he got his blue and black belts from Alexandro Ceconi. 

2.6. Promotion to Purple and Brown Belt

Cardoso was promoted to purple and then to brown belt under the instructorship of Eduardo Miloli of  RGA.

2.7. Black Belt Promotion

In April 2016, Cardoso was promoted to black belt under the instructorship of his uncle, Alexandro Ceconi. The belt was awarded in unison with Richard Avila. Cardoso competed at many BJJ Championships and won medals as a black belt.

2.8. Appeared in various BJJ events

While competing in the International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation (IBJJF) league, Cardoso participated in many BJJ Championships and won many medals in different events like the South American No-Gi Open, Rio Open, London Open, Madrid Open, and Paris Fall Open.

3. Henrique Cardoso’s Historic Fights

3.1. Henrique Cardoso vs. Helton José

Henrique Cardoso competed with Helton José at Pan No-Gi Championship 2022. At the start of the fight, Cardoso scored the first two points by back-taking the opponent using the leg-lock position. After that, Cardoso escaped a lethal technique. During the entire fight, both fighters managed to effectively escape each other’s submission attempts. In the end, Cardoso won the fight by points, which he scored at the start of the game by back-taking.

Year Event Opponent W/L/D Method Stage Weight Class
2022 IBJJF Pan No-Gi Championship Helton José Win Pts: 0x0 adv F Absolute

3.2. Henrique Cardoso vs. Clay Mayfield

Henrique Cardoso fought with Clay Mayfield at the Pan No-Gi Championship 2022 as a black belt in the quarter-final. Cardoso scored the first 2 points using the back control position. After that Cardoso used the left heel hook position and attacked the neck of Mayfield. At this point, he had gained 6 points while Mayfield was at 0 score. In the end, Cardoso won the fight using the armbar technique.

Year Event Opponent W/L/D Method Stage Weight Class
2022 IBJJF Pan No-Gi Championship Clay Mayfield Win Armbar 4F Absolute

3.3. Henrique Cardoso vs. Felipe de Silva

José Henrique Cardoso faced Felipe de Silva in Balneário Camboriú Open 2021 in the final round as a black belt. Cardoso got two points at the start of the game by taking down Silva using his leg. After that, Cardoso scored three points by trapping his opponent in the bulldog choke. Felipe Silva tried to escape that bulldog choke by grasping Cardoso’s gi but failed. Then Cardoso scored two more points by escaping Silva’s take-down technique. Cardoso played very well during the whole game and won the fight with his great Kimura technique. Cardoso won the game with a handsome score of 15, while Silva didn’t gain any points.   

Year Event Opponent W/L/D Method Stage Weight Class
2021 Balneario Camboriu Open Felipe de Silva Win Pts:15x0 F 94 kg

4. Henrique Cardoso’s Main Achievements

4.1. Henrique Cardoso’s Main Achievements

Year Event Belt Weight division
2017 Abu Dhabi International Pro Championship Black Belt Medium Heavy
2017 IBJJF Floripa Spring Open Black Belt Medium Heavy
2018 IBJJF London Winter Open Black Belt Medium Heavy
2018 IBJJF Spanish Nationals Black Belt Medium Heavy
2018 IBJJF Floripa Spring Open Black Belt Medium Heavy
2018 IBJJF Paris Fall Open Black Belt Super-Heavy
2018 IBJJF Lisbon Open Black Belt Medium Heavy
2018 IBJJF Madrid Open Black Belt Ultra Heavy
2018 IBJJF Madrid Open Black Belt Open Class
2019 IBJJF National Championship Black Belt Medium Heavy
2019 Abu Dhabi International Championship Black Belt Ultra Heavy
2019 IBJJF Floripa Fall Open Black Belt Medium Heavy
2019 Curitiba Spring International Open Black Belt Medium Heavy
2021 South American Open No-Gi Black Belt Heavy
2021 South American Open No-Gi Black Belt Open Class
2021 Balneario Open Black Belt Heavy
2021 President Cup Black Belt Medium Heavy
2021 Teams Cup Black Belt N/A
2022 ADCC BR1 Trials Black Belt Heavy Weight
2022 Floripa WO Black Belt Very Heavy
2022 Floripa WO No-Gi Black Belt Super Pesado
2022 Floripa WO No-Gi Black Belt Open Class
2022 INJJF Pan Championship No-Gi Black Belt Open Class
2022 ADCC South American Championship Black Belt Heavy Weight

4.2. Henrique Cardoso’s Black Belt Achievements

Year Event Belt Position
2018 IBJJF London Winter Open Black Belt 1st
2018 IBJJF Floripa Spring Open Black Belt 1st
2018 IBJJF Paris Fall Open Black Belt 1st
2018 IBJJF Lisbon Open Black Belt 1st
2018 IBJJF Madrid Open Black Belt 1st
2018 IBJJF Madrid Open Black Belt 1st
2018 IBJJF Spanish Nationals Black Belt 3rd
2018 IBJJF Paris Fall Open Black Belt 2nd
2019 IBJJF Floripa Fall Open Black Belt 1st
2019 Curitiba Pro IBJJF Black Belt 3rd
2019 Brasileiro Black Belt 2nd
2019 Curitiba Spring International Open Black Belt 1st
2019 Curitiba Spring International Open Black Belt 3rd
2019 IBJJF Rio Open Black Belt 2nd
2019 CBJJ Brazilian Nationals Black Belt 2nd
2019 IBJJF European Open Black Belt 3rd
2020 Curitiba Summer Open Black Belt 2nd
2020 CBJJ South Brazilian Championship Black Belt 2nd
2020 Copa Podio MW Grand Prix Black Belt 3rd
2021 South American Open No-Gi Black Belt 1st
2021 South American Open No-Gi Black Belt 1st
2021 Brasileiro Black Belt 3rd
2021 Balneario Open Black Belt 1st
2021 Balneario Open Black Belt 3rd
2022 Floripa WO Black Belt 1st
2022 Floripa WO Black Belt 3rd
2022 Floripa WO No-Gi Black Belt 1st
2022 Floripa WO No-Gi Black Belt 1st
2022 INJJF Pan Championship No-Gi Black Belt 1st
2022 ADCC South American Championship Black Belt 1st

5. Henrique Cardoso’s Professional Record Breakdown

5.1. Henrique Cardoso’s Professional Win/Loss Record

149 Matches 117 Wins 32 Losses
By Points 43 13
By Advantages 4 2
By Submission 63 11
By Decision 5 4
By Penalties 1 1
Others 1 1

5.2. Method of Submission

Method 63 Wins 11 Losses
Choke from Back 18 0
Submission 8 0
Kneebar 4 1
Triangle 3 2
Kimura 2 1
RNC 1 0
Katagatame 1 0
Guillotine 1 1
Armbar 10 2
Outside Heel Hook 5 0
Short Choke 4 0
Bow and Arrow 2 0
Calf Slicer 1 0
Toe Hold 1 0
Omoplata 1 0
Inside Heel Hook 1 0
Footlock 0 1
Wristlock 0 1
Crucifix Choke 0 1
Reverse Triangle 0 1

6. Henrique Cardoso’s Fight History

Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
A. Vieira W Choke from back Floripa Fall Open 88 kg 4F 2019
Abdallah Aljuwaid W Armbar President Cup N/A N/A 2022
Abdallah Aljuwaid W Submission President Cup N/A N/A 2022
Abdullah Kubaisi W Choke from back President Cup 85 kg RR 2021
Advilson Pereira W Triangle ADCC BR2 Trials 99 kg 4F 2022
Alex Munis L Pts: 2x2, Adv Big Deal Pro 2 85 kg SPF 2021
Alex Munis W Pts: 2x1 Teams Cup N/A RR 2021
Alibi Orazbek W Points AIGA 91 kg R1 2023
Anderson Santos W Pts: 4x0 S. American NG ABS SF 2021
Andre Fernandes W N/A JASC 94 kg F 2021
Angel Cicero W Armbar Spanish Nat. 88 kg F 2018
Antao Aires W Pts: 5x0 ADCC BR1 Trials 99 kg R2 2022
Antii Mannila W Calf slicer Grand Slam LDN 85 kg RPC 2018
Anton Mikenko W Points Tough Roll ABS SPF 2023
Antonio Assef W Pts: 8x2 Brasileiro NoGi ABS F 2022
Arthur Citadin W N/A Balneario Open ABS R1 2021
B. Lima W Referee Decision ADCC Spain 88 kg F 2018
Bradley Hill W Pts: 2x0 London WO 88 kg F 2018
Bruno Tosto W Choke from back Floripa Fall Open ABS R1 2019
Caio Caetano W Toe hold Floripa Fall Open 88 kg SF 2019
Caio Cavalcanti W Outside heel hook ADCC SP 100 kg SF 2023
Carlos Eduardo W Choke from back Brasileiro 88 kg SF 2019
Carlos Oliveira W Submission SA Cont Pro 120 kg R1 2023
Catriel Oliveira L Armbar President Cup N/A 3RD 2022
Clay Mayfield W Armbar NoGi Pan ABS 4F 2022
Cleyton Flores W Kneebar Floripa WO 100 kg F 2022
D. Oliveira W Armbar Balneario Open 94 kg SF 2021
Davi Cabral W Armbar SA Cont. Pro 94 kg R1 2021
Dimitrius Souza L Points Curitiba W. Open 94 kg RR 2017
Dimitrius Souza L N/A Curitiba W. Open ABS SF 2017
Dimitrius Souza L Triangle Floripa Sp. Open ABS F 2017
E. Omurzakov W Points AIGA 70 kg NA 2023
Eduardo Santos W Pts: 12x0 Curitiba SPO 88 kg 4F 2019
Eldar Rafigaev L Kneebar Lisbon Open ABS F 2018
Elder Cruz W Inside heel hook NoGi Pan ABS 8F 2022
Elioenai Braz W Kimura ADCC BR1 Trials 99 kg R1 2022
Elionai Braz W Pts: 3x0 ADCC SP 100 kg F 2023
Elionai Braz W Referee Decision ADCC SP ABS R3 2023
Enoc Solves W RNC ADCC Spain 88 kg SF 2018
Erberth Santos L Pts: 4x2 Sul Brasileiro ABS F 2020
Erich Munis L Pts: 4x4 SA Cont. Pro 94 kg SF 2021
Erich Munis L Pts: 9x4 Brasileiro ABS SF 2021
Everton Nascimento W Submission Sul Brasileiro 88 kg 4F 2020
Felipe Bezerra W Pts: 11x0 SA Cont Pro 120 kg F 2023
Felipe Costa W Pts: 4x0 NoGi Worlds ABS 8F 2022
Felipe Costa W Pts: 4x0 NoGi Worlds 97 kg SF 2022
Felipe Pena L Pen BJJ Stars 99 kg SPF 2022
Felipe Silva W Kimura Balneario Open 94 kg F 2021
Felippe Praia W Submission SA Cont Pro 120 kg 4F 2023
Fellipe Andrew L Reverse triangle Curitiba Pro 94 kg SF 2019
Fellipe Trovo W Pts: 2x0 NoGi Worlds 97 kg F 2022
Fernando Reis L Crucifix choke Rio Open ABS F 2019
Fernando Reis L Points Curitiba SPO ABS SF 2019
Flavio Junqueira W Choke from back Rio Open ABS SF 2019
Francisco Cuneo W Pts: 4x0 NoGi Pan ABS SF 2022
Freddy Vosgrone W Pts: 7x2 NoGi Worlds 97 kg 4F 2022
G. Lambertucci W Pts: 4x2 S. American NG ABS F 2021
G. Mascarenhas W Choke from back Rio Open ABS R1 2019
Gabriel Almeida L Footlock European Open 88 kg SF 2019
Gabriel Bosque W Short choke Floripa WNGO ABS SF 2022
Gabriel Henrique L Injury Brasileiro 94 kg 4F 2021
Gleydson Neri W Guillotine ADCC BR2 Trials 99 kg 8F 2022
Guilherme Augusto W Armbar Floripa Sp. Open ABS 4F 2017
Guillem Cisneros W Armbar Spanish Nat. 88 kg SF 2018
Gustavo Borges W Pts: 6x4 S. American NG 91 kg SF 2021
Gustavo Lustosa W DQ ADCC SP ABS R1 2023
Gustavo Santiago W Points Curitiba SPO 88 kg SF 2019
Guthierry Barbosa L Pts: 4x0 Copa Podio 86 kg SF 2020
H. Hennemann W Choke from back Florianopolis Pro 120 kg RR 2019
H. Hennemann W Pts: 6x0 Florianopolis Pro 120 kg F 2019
Helton Jose W Pts: 0x0, Adv NoGi Pan ABS F 2022
Henrique Lima L Referee Decision Floripa Fall Open ABS 4F 2019
Henrique Russi L Points Curitiba W. Open 94 kg RR 2017
Hunter Colvin W Pts: 11x0 NoGi Worlds ABS 4F 2022
Hygor Brito W Points European Open 88 kg 4F 2019
Hygor Brito L Referee Decision Grand Slam RJ 94 kg R1 2020
Igor Sousa L Referee Decision Grand Slam RJ 85 kg R1 2019
Ilke Bulut W Pts: 10x4 Paris Fall Open ABS SF 2018
Ilyes Barafane W Bow and arrow Paris Fall Open 94 kg SF 2018
Isaque Bahiense L Pts: 2x0 Grand Slam LDN 85 kg SF 2018
Ithalo Lopes W Pts: 4x2 Teams Cup N/A RR 2021
Jackson Barros W Submission ADCC SP 100 kg R1 2023
Jackson Ferreira W Choke from back Floripa WO 100 kg SF 2022
Jackson Rubens W Pts: 4x2 Copa Podio 86 kg RR 2020
Jacson Junior W Submission SA Cont Pro 120 kg SF 2023
JB Bechloff W Points AIGA 91 kg 4F 2023
Jhonny Loureiro W Kneebar Sul Brasileiro ABS SF 2020
Joao Costa L Referee Decision ADCC BR1 Trials 99 kg F 2022
Joao Viera W Outside heel hook ADCC BR2 Trials 99 kg R2 2022
Juliano Rocha W Triangle Curitiba Pro 94 kg 4F 2019
Jurandir Conceicao W Pts: 6x2 Brasileiro ABS 8F 2021
K. Gabriel W Pts: 3x0 ADCC SP ABS F 2023
Kaynan Duarte L Pts: 4x0 European Open ABS R1 2019
Kim Ludgero W Outside heel hook ADCC SP 100 kg 4F 2023
L. Lira W Short choke ADCC BR2 Trials 99 kg F 2022
Leandro Lo L Pts: 0x0, Adv Big Deal Pro 3 94 kg SPF 2021
Leo Araujo W Choke from back Barcelona BB ABS SPF 2018
Leonardo Goncalves W Pts: 0x0, Pen ADCC SP ABS SF 2023
Leonardo Lemos W Pts: 7x0 Brasileiro ABS 4F 2021
Lucas Emanuel W Submission Sul Brasileiro ABS 4F 2020
Lucas Giraud W Kneebar Teams Cup N/A RR 2021
Lucas Oliveira W Submission Sul Brasileiro 88 kg SF 2020
Luis Lopes W Choke from back Brasileiro 88 kg R2 2019
Luiz Paulo W Choke from back President Cup 85 kg RR 2021
Maique Azavedo W Choke from back SA Cont. Pro 94 kg 4F 2021
Marcelo Gomide W Omoplata S. American NG ABS R2 2021
Marco Pereira W Triangle Lisbon Open 100 kg F 2018
Marek Zbrog W Points Lisbon Open 100 kg SF 2018
Martin Gobel W Points Madrid Open 100 kg SF 2018
Matheus Felipe W Choke from back Teams Cup N/A RR 2021
Matheus Godoy L Points Floripa Sp. Open 88 kg R1 2017
Matheus Spirandeli L Pts: 6x2 BJJ Stars 88 kg SPF 2021
Max Weslei W Pts: 2x0 ADCC BR2 Trials 99 kg SF 2022
Miguel Curi W Short choke Floripa WNGO ABS F 2022
Musaab Mohamed W Choke from back President Cup N/A NA 2022
Nathan Mendelshon D --- Copa Podio 86 kg RR 2020
Nicholas Meregali L Kimura ADCC 99 kg R1 2022
Otavio Nalati W Pts: 10x2 Floripa Sp. Open ABS SF 2017
P. Machado W Pts: 5x0 Copa Podio 86 kg RR 2020
P. Machado W Pts: 2x2, Adv Copa Podio 86 kg 3RD 2020
Pedro Agrizzi W Pts: 2x2, Adv S. American NG ABS 4F 2021
Pedro Agrizzi W Referee Decision ADCC BR1 Trials 99 kg 4F 2022
Pedro Agrizzi W Pts: 0x0, Adv Brasileiro NoGi ABS 4F 2022
R. Evangelista L Wristlock European Open ABS R1 2018
Rafael Paganini W Points Curitiba SPO 88 kg F 2019
Rafael Paganini W Pts: 5x0 Copa Podio 86 kg RR 2020
Rafael Paganini W Pts: 4x2 S. American NG 91 kg 4F 2021
Reyson Lima W Points Curitiba SO 88 kg 4F 2020
Rhuan Duarte W Armbar Balneario Open ABS 4F 2021
Rider Zuchi L Guillotine Curitiba SO ABS 4F 2020
Rodrigo Fajardo L Triangle Brasileiro 88 kg R1 2017
Roosevelt Sousa W Referee Decision NoGi Worlds ABS SF 2022
Ruan Oliveira W Choke from back Brasileiro 88 kg 4F 2019
Rudson Mateus L Armbar Brasileiro 88 kg F 2019
Saif Alhimany W Kneebar Teams Cup N/A RR 2021
Samuel Monin L DQ Paris Fall Open 94 kg F 2018
Santeri Lilius W Bow and arrow London WO 88 kg SF 2018
Simoneli Emiliano L Pts: 4x2 Floripa WO 94 kg R1 2019
Stanislav Varshavskiy W Armbar Madrid Open 100 kg F 2018
Stanislav Varshavskiy W Choke from back Madrid Open ABS F 2018
Thiago Sá W Pts: 3x0 ADCC BR1 Trials 99 kg SF 2022
Thomas Oyarzun W Points Lisbon Open ABS SF 2018
Tyrone Gonsalves W Outside heel hook ADCC SP ABS R2 2023
Uros Domanovic W Referee Decision Paris Fall Open ABS F 2018
Victor Bomfim W Katagatame S. American NG 91 kg F 2021
Victor Neves W Choke from back Floripa Fall Open 88 kg F 2019
Vinicius Aquino W Short choke Brasileiro NoGi ABS 8F 2022
Wallace Costa W Pts: 6x2 Brasileiro NoGi ABS SF 2022
Yan Cathalat W Choke from back Curitiba SO 88 kg SF 2020
Yona Cardenas W Outside heel hook ADCC SP ABS 4F 2023
Yves Prudencio W Armbar S. American NG ABS R1 2021

7. Top Fight Links

Erich Munis v Henrique Cardoso / Brasileiro 2021

Roberto "Cyborg" Abreu v Henrique Ceconi / IBJJF ABSOLUTE GP 2022

Henrique “Ceconi” Cardoso v Guilherme Lambertucci / Sul-Americano NoGi 2021

Photo Credit: @henriquececonijj

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