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Johnatha Barbosa Alves - Young Black Belt BJJ Fighter

Johnatha Barbosa Alves - Young Black Belt BJJ Fighter

1. Johnatha Barbosa’s Details

Johnatha Barbosa’s Details
Name Johnatha Barbosa Alves
Nickname N/A
Born Brazil
Age 23
Date of Birth 12-01-1999
Weight 76,00 kg / 168.0 lbs
Height N/A
Team Association Atos Jiu-Jitsu
Foundational Style BJJ
Career Disclosed Earnings N/A
College University N/A
Rank Black Belt
Head Coach Guilherme Mendes
Last Fight 2022 IBJJF: Absolute, Grand Prix
FavouriteTechnique Berimbolo
Weight Division Lightweight 
Lineage Carlos Gracie -> Carlson Gracie -> André Pederneiras -> Ramon Lemos -> Guilherme Mendes - > Johnatha Alves

2. Johnatha Barbosa Biography

Johnatha Barbosa is a rising star in the world of BJJ as he continues to conquer the world of BJJ through his increasing submission rate. He is a Black Belt under the supervision of Guilherme Mendes and represents the Atos Jiu-Jitsu team. He has secured the scholarship at Beleive and Achieve Program.

2.1. Johnatha’s Early Childhood

He was born on January 12, 1999, in São Paulo, Brazil. He was interested in sports from early childhood. At the age of 9, he was sent to Martial Arts Academy.    

2.2. Scholarship At Believe And Achieve Program

Jonathan got a scholarship at the Believe and Achieve program. The Believe and Achieve program was launched by renowned Mendes brothers, Guilherme, and Rafael who wanted to uplift those with talent and introduce them to the world. 

Jonathan went to California to join the Believe and Achieve program and started his training under the instructions of Guilherme Mendes who later promoted Johnatha to the rank of Black Belt.  

2.3. Johnatha Barbosa Pro BJJ Combats

Johnatha Barbosa Pro BJJ Combats

IBJJF World and Pan Championship As a Juvenile

Johnatha Barbosa won both the IBJJF World and Pan juvenile Championships in 2016 and proved himself a great champion. He demonstrated himself being credible to be chosen for a scholarship at the Believe and Achieve program. Johnathan became the first athlete of this grappling scholarship to achieve a Black Belt and win international competitions.

As his coach Guilherme Mendes expressed,

“Save the name, I’m telling you…I’ve been training for a long time.  I’ve seen a lot of good people, and I can count on one hand, the people that have really surprised me and he is one of them.”

One-Year Break Due To Injury 

After a remarkable victory in the 2016 IBJJF championships, he got a severe shoulder injury and had to undergo surgery. He took a one-year break and did not participate in any championships. 

IBJJF World Championship As An Adult

After getting recovered, he won the IBJJF World Championship in the adult’s Blue Belt category. Johnathan was promoted to the Purple Belt after this tremendous fight. He won all seven matches by submission.

Promoted To Brown Belt

Jonathan was promoted to Brown Belt in 2018 by his coach Guilherme Mendes when he got second in the Purple Belt category of the 2017 IBJJF World Championship.

Promoted To Black Belt  

Johnatha was Promoted to Black Belt after he won the 2019 World Championship as a brown belt. 

2.4. Historical Fights

Jonathan Alves Vs Shane Jamil Hill Taylor

In the Spyder Invitational BJJ championship 2019, Jonathan Alves won the Gold Medal by defeating a top American BJJ champion Shane Hill Taylor in just one and a half minutes. Alves strangled Taylor from the back and did not let him escape. Alves submitted Taylor by RNC.

Year Event Opponent W/L/D Method Weight Class
2019 Spyder Invitational BJJ championship Shane Hill Taylor Win Submission by RNC Lightweight

Jonathan Alves Vs Paulo Miyao

Jonathan Alves surprised his fans at Spyder Invitational IBJJF Championship by defeating the renowned World Champion Paulo Miyao. Paulo Miyao fought bravely but Alves passed all his guards and won the final by two points.

Year Event Opponent W/L/D Method Weight Class
2018 Spyder Invitational BJJ championship Paulo Miyao Win Points Lightweight

Johnatha Alves Vs Daniel Diniz

J. Barbosa defeated Diniz in the 2022 Pan Championship in just 1:30 minutes. Alves submitted Diniz by Toehold.

Year Event Opponent W/L/D Method Weight Class
2022 IBJJF Pan championship Daniel Diniz Win Submission by Toehold Lightweight

3. Johnatha Alves Main Achievements

3.1. International Tournaments

Year Event Weight class
2016 IBJJF World Championship Juvenile   Lightweight
2016 IBJJF Pan Championship Juvenile Lightweight
2016 IBJJF European OpenJuvenile Lightweight
2017 IBJJF World Championship  Lightweight
2017 IBJJF Pan Championship Lightweight
2017 ROYAL Invitational Lightweight
2018 Spyder InternationalChallenge Absolute Weight
2018 AJP Grand Slam Lightweight
2018 IBJJF World Championship Lightweight
2019 IBJJF World Championship Lightweight
2019 IBJJF Pan Championship Lightweight
2019 IBJJF European Open Lightweight
2020 IBJJF Pan Championship Lightweight
2020 AJP Grand Slam, MIA Welterweight
2021 IBJJF Pan Championship Lightweight
2021 EUG 2Grand Prix N/A
2021 AJP Grand Slam, MIA Lightweight
2022 IBJJF Pan Championship Lightweight

3.2. Main Black Belt Achievements

Year Event Belt Position
2020 IBJJF Pan Championship Black Belt 1st
2020 AJP Grand Slam MIA Black Belt 2nd
2021 IBJJF Pan Championship Black Belt 1st
2021 EUG 2 Grand Prix  Black Belt 1st
2021 AJP Grand Slam MIA Black Belt 1st
2022 IBJJF Pan Championship Black Belt 1st

Colored Belt Achievements

Year Event Belt Position
2016 IBBJF World Championship Jeuvinile Blue 1st
2016 IBJJF Pan  Championship Jeuvenile Blue 1st
2016 IBJJF European Open Juvenile Blue 1st
2017 IBJJF World Championship Blue 1st
2017  IBJJF Pan  Championship Purple
1st
2017 Royal Invitational Purple 1st
2018 AJP Grand Slam, LA Brown 1st
2018 Spyder International Challenge N/A 1st
2018 IBJJF World Championship Purple 2nd
2019 IBJJF World Championship Brown 1st
2019  IBJJF Pan  Championship Brown  1st
2019 IBBJF European Open Brown 3rd

4. Johnatha Barbosa’s Professional Record Breakdown

4.1. Professional Record

68 Matches 60 Wins 8 Losses
By Submission 31 0
By Advantages 2 2
By Points 21 4
By Decision 6 2

4.2. Methods Of Submissions

Method Wins Lose
Choke from back 13 0
RNC 2 0
Katagtame 1 0
Triangle 1 0
Violin Armlock 1 0
Armbar 8 0
Bow and arrow 2 0
Botinha 1 0
Toe Hold 1 0
Cachecol Choke 1 0

5. Johnatha’s Fight History

Year Event Opponent W/L Method Weight Class
2022 BJJF Absolute Grand Prix R. Sousa W Points Absolute Division
2022 IBJJF FloGrappling Grand Prix M. Luna W Decision  N/A
2022 Abu Dhabi Grand Slam Miami L. Jones-Leary W Points Middleweight
2022 Abu Dhabi Grand Slam Miami L. Brito W Points Middleweight
2022 Abu Dhabi Grand Slam Miami V. Reis L Bow and Arrow Middleweight
2022 World Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championship T. Ruotolo W Points Lightweight
2022 Pan IBJJF Jiu Jitsu Championship N. Chueng W Choke From the Back Lightweight
2022 Pan IBJJF Jiu Jitsu Championship D. Diniz W Toehold Lightweight
2022 Pan IBJJF Jiu Jitsu Championship A. Murasaki W Points Lightweight
2022 Pan Jiu Jitsu IBJJF Championship A. Murasaki W Advantage Lightweight
2022 Pan Jiu Jitsu IBJJF Championship D. Diniz W Toehold Lightweight
2022 Pan Jiu Jitsu IBJJF Championship N. Chueng W Choke From the Back Lightweight
2022 Pan Jiu Jitsu IBJJF Championship A. Murasaki W Points Lightweight
2021 Jiu-Jitsu Con L. Andrei W Armbar Lightweight
2021 Jiu-Jitsu Con A. Detanico W Choke From the Back Lightweight
2021 Jiu-Jitsu Con J. Matos W Armbar Lightweight
2021 Pan Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championship I. Feliz W Choke From the Back Lightweight
2021 Pan Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championship R. Freitas W Armbar Lightweight
2021 Pan Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championship L. Valente W Points Lightweight
2021 Pan Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championship A. Murasaki W Points Lightweight
2021 Abu Dhabi Grand Slam Miami L. Albuquerque W Other -77kgs
2021 Abu Dhabi Grand Slam Miami G. Freitas L Other -77kgs
2021 Abu Dhabi Grand Slam Miami T. Dalpra W Points -77kgs
2021 EUG Promotions Event #2 M. Jr. W Points  N/A
2021 EUG Promotions Event #2 J. Gracie W Points  N/A
2021 EUG Promotions Event #2 M. Galvao L Points  N/A
2021 FloGrappling WNO O. Taza W Decision 170lbs
2021 IBJJF Miami Open R. Barbosa W Points Lightweight
2021 IBJJF Miami Open K. Mahecha W Straight Ankle Lock Lightweight
2021 IBJJF Miami Open J. Tama W Advantage Lightweight
2021 IBJJF Miami Open G. Grippo W Decision Lightweight
2021 IBJJF Houston Open L. Andrei W Choke From the Back Lightweight
2021 IBJJF Houston Open G. Cleovan W Injury Lightweight
2021 IBJJF Houston Open M. Galvao L Choke From the Back Lightweight
2021 EUG Promotions M. Gabriel W Points 160lbs
2021 IBJJF Orlando No-Gi International Open T. Abud W Choke From the Back Lightweight
2021 IBJJF Orlando No-Gi International Open M. Jr. W Points Lightweight
2021 IBJJF Orlando No-Gi International Open L. Andrei W Choke From the Back Lightweight
2021 IBJJF Orlando Open L. Andrei W Choke From the Back Lightweight
2021 IBJJF Orlando Open T. Abud W Choke From the Back Lightweight
2021 IBJJF Orlando Open M. Jr. W Points Lightweight
2020 Pan Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championship A. Molinaro W Choke From the Back Lightweight
2020 Pan Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championship R. Freitas W Points Lightweight
2020 Pan Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championship M. Jr. W Points Lightweight
2020 Pan Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championship B. Valdivino W Armbar Lightweight
2020 Pan Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championship J. Gracie W DQ Lightweight
2020 Abu Dhabi Grand Slam Miami R. Semiglia W Points Welterweight
2020 Abu Dhabi Grand Slam Miami L. Valle L Points Welterweight
2020 Abu Dhabi Grand Slam Miami M. Jr. L Points Welterweight
2020 Austin International Open IBJJF Jiu-Jitsu Championships R. Junior W Points Absolute Division
2020 Austin International Open IBJJF Jiu-Jitsu Championships A. Molinaro W Choke From the Back Lightweight
2020 Austin International Open IBJJF Jiu-Jitsu Championships E. Hernandez W Choke From the Back Absolute Division
2020 Austin International Open IBJJF Jiu-Jitsu Championships P. Rocha W RNC Absolute Division
2020 Fight to Win 152 J. Tama W Decision 170lbs
2020 Artista JJ M. Andre L Decision Lightweight
2020 Fight to Win 147 M. Filho L Decision Middleweight
2020 Artista Invitational 2 M. Andre W Decision  N/A
2020 IBJJF Fresno Open P. Gabriel W Points Lightweight
2020 IBJJF Fresno Open C. Cardona L Bow and Arrow Lightweight
2019  Spyder Invitational BJJ Championship M. Gabriel W Points 76kgs
2019 Spyder Invitational BJJ Championship S. Hill-Taylor W RNC 76kgs
2019 World Jiu Jitsu Festival K. Barboza L Choke  N/A
2019 Grand Slam LA Jeremy Jackson W Pts: 4x0 77kg
2019 Grand Slam LA Saul Viayra W Pts: 11x2 77kg
2019 Grand Slam LA Jaime Canuto L Pts: 0x0, Advantages 77kg
2018 Spyder BJJ Invitational Championship K. Duarte W Points Absolute Division
2018 Spyder BJJ Invitational Championship P. Miyao W Points -76kgs
2018 Spyder BJJ Invitational Championship M. Iwasaki W Armbar -76kgs
2018 Spyder Invitational BJJ Championship S. Hill-Taylor W Advantage -76kgs
2018 IBJJF Atlanta Winter Open P. Lavaselli L Points Lightweight

6. Top fights links

Johnatha Alves VS J Barbosa / World Championship 2019

Paulo Miyao Vs. Johnatha Alves | Spyder Invitational 2018

Johnatha Alves v Pablo Lavaselli / Nashville Open 2021

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