Josh Cisneros - BJJ Black Belt Champion

Josh Cisneros - BJJ Black Belt Champion

1. Josh Cisneros’s Details

Josh Cisneros’s Details
Name Joshua Anthony Cisneros
Nickname N/A
Born Santa Maria, California, USA
Date of Birth May 2, 2000
Weight Division Peso Pluma (64.00 kg / 141.5 lbs)
Last Weight-in N/A
Disclosed Career Earnings N/A
Favorite Position N/A
Head Coach Tom Knox
University N/A
Lineage Carlos Gracie > Helio Gracie > Royler Gracie / Rolker Gracie > Cleber Luciano > Tom Knox > Josh Cisneros
Fighting out of N/A
Team Association Visalia Academy
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2. Josh Cisneros’s Biography

Josh Cisneros has built an impressive record of jiu-jitsu. This has been achieved by undergoing numerous competitions and tough training sessions. In the industry of Brazilian jiu-jitsu, Cisneros showcased professional dedication and absolute passion. He is widely recognized as the rising star of BJJ who led the way to conquer various victories. Cisneros marked his identity in significant competitions namely ADCC West Coast Trials, Fight 2 Win 145 lbs No-Gi Champion IBJJF American Nationals, and IBJJF Pan Championship NOGI. Josh Cisneros is the brother of another BJJ Athlete Jacob Cisneros. 

2.1. Josh Cisneros’s Early Life

In California, USA the promising BJJ practitioner was born on 2 May 2000. From childhood, he was keenly involved in sports. He wants to delve deep into wrestling; which he played for about 12 years. During the days of his childhood, Cisneros practiced boxing and Muay Thai only for a few years.

Cisneros’ Father decided to let his two sons Josh and Jacob join the classes of BJJ. Josh began the jiu-jitsu journey and became part of Team Visalia Academy, along with his brother.

2.2. Josh Cisneros’s Rank Advancement

Cisneros brothers were indulging in the art of BJJ , Josh was quick in learning the methods and techniques. He is exceptional in performing various guards. He was becoming widely recognized while competing in colored belts. He secured 1st position in IBJJF World Championship No-Gi, IBJJF World Championship No-Gi Juvenile, IBJJF Pan Championship Juvenile, and IBJJF World Championship Juvenile.

2.3. Josh Cisneros’s Black Belt Promotion

Josh Cisneros started his training under Tom Knox after joining Visalia Academy. In his journey from the white belt to the black, he stayed with the same coach. His sole focus was turning to jiu-jitsu, rather than wrestling. Josh Cisneros was promoted to black belt in August 2020. 

2.4. Josh Cisneros’s BJJ Career

With his dedication and passion, his name appeared in the world of BJJ, as the most competent athlete. He depicted his profound skills and expertise on the mat.

Josh has competed with the world's toughest Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu competitors named Kade Ruotolo, Paulo Miyao, and Lucas Pinheiro. Cisneros's main achievement is winning IBJJF in Gi and No Gi competition. His inspiration and ambition went on increasing and he made the way to reach the goal of winning the ADCC competition.

2.5. Josh Cisneros’s Professional Record

The jiu-jitsu fighter is famous for his extraordinary performance on the mat that no other grappler has shown. That is why Josh is known as the sports rising star. He has conquered the professional record of 40 wins and 19 losses until April 2024. Josh has achieved a prominent place by competing against the best BJJ athletes.

3. Josh Cisneros’s Historic Fights

3.1. Josh Cisneros vs Luis Castillo

In 2019, at the World No-Gi Championship, an electrifying match was organized between Josh Cisneros and Luis Castillo. The intensity of the match increases with the epic moves of the grapplers. In the beginning, Luis Castillo started to drag Josh, he held the leg and pulled Josh onto the mat. Josh was quick to pass out through the guard. The duration of the match was four minutes. Josh used the technique of triangle choke from the guard that led toward his victory.

Year Event Opponent W/L/D Method Stage Weight Class
2019 World No GI Championship Luis Castillo Win Triangle Choke Final Peso Pluma

3.2. Josh Cisneros vs Gianni Grippo

In 2022 an exhilarating match has been started between Josh Cisneros and Gianni Grippo. The competitive BJJ grapplers were in front of each other and desperately wanted to defeat the opposition. The match started with Grippo's guard position, and both grapplers tried to take submission for the first few minutes. Josh quickly came up with an insane move of the Kneebar (Suloev stretch) that made his way to the victory.

Year Event Opponent W/L/D Method Stage Weight Class
2022 ADCC West Coast Trails Gianni Grippo Win Kneebar Semi-Final Peso Pluma

3.3. Josh Cisneros’s vs Ethan Crelinsten

A wild jiu-jitsu match opened the eyes of onlookers with the intense grappling and submission techniques. The dynamic techniques and speed of Josh Cisneros made the spectators breathless causing Creslinsten to stay stiff in his place. Josh was quick to change the moves rapidly, Josh achieved the victory by applying Armbar submission.

Year Event Opponent W/L/D Method Stage Weight Class
2022 ADCC West Coast Trails Ethan Crelinsten Win Armbar Semi-Final Peso Pluma

4. Josh Cisneros’s Top Achievements

  • 1st Place IBJJF Pan Championship (2020)
  • 1st Place IBJJF American Nationals (2020)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF Pan Championship NOGI (2021)
  • 2nd Place ADCC West Coast Trials (2022)

4.1. Josh Cisneros’s Main Achievements (Colored Belt)

  • 1st Place IBJJF World Championship No-Gi (2019 brown)
  • Fight 2 Win 145 lbs No-Gi Champion (2019)
  • 1st Place IBJJF World Championship No-Gi Juvenile (2016)
  • 1st Place IBJJF World Championship Juvenile (2016)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Pan Championship Juvenile (2017)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF World Championship (2019 brown)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF World Championship Juvenile (2017)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF Pan Championship Juvenile (2016)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF Pan Championship (2019 brown)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF European Open (2019 purple)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF Asian Open (2019 brown)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF Pan Championship (2018 purple)

5. Josh Cisneros’s BJJ Professional Breakdown

59 Matches 40 Wins 19 losses
By Point 8 8
By Advantage 6 2
By Submissions 20 4
By Decisions 6 3
By Penalties 0 1
By DQ 0 1
Draw 0

5.1. Method of Submission W/L

Methods 20 Wins 4 loss
Reverse Triangle  2 0
Triangle 4 0
Armbar  3 0
Choke from the back 1 0
RNC 3 2
Kimura  2 0
Kneebar 2 1
Short Choke 1 0
Shoulder Lock 1 0
Inside Heel Lock  0 1
50/50 Armbar 1 0

6. Josh Cisneros’s Fight History

Opponent W/L Method Event Weight Stage Year
Thiago Macedo W Pts: 2x2, Adv Austin Open 70KG 4F 2020
Emilio Hernandez W Triangle Austin Open 70KG SF 2020
Isaac Doederlein L Pts: 2x0 Austin Open 70KG F 2020
Joao Soeiro W Pts: 12x6 Pan American 64KG R1 2020
Paulo Miyao W Referee Decision Pan American 64KG 4F 2020
Elijah Tagalog W Choke from back Pan American 64KG SF 2020
Pedro Dias W Pts: 2x2, Adv Pan American 64KG F 2020
Danilo Moreira W Pts: 4x0 American Nats 70KG 4F 2020
Richar Nogueira W Pts: 0x0, Adv American Nats 70KG SF 2020
Isaac Doederlein W Pts: 4x2 American Nats 70KG F 2020
Lucas Pinheiro W Referee Decision F2W 166 65KG SPF 2021
Cody Stevens W Short choke QC Grappling ABS 4F 2021
Tyler Buechner W Triangle QC Grappling ABS SF 2021
David Garcia W RNC QC Grappling ABS SF 2021
Emilio Hernandez W 50/50 armbar QC Grappling ABS F 2021
Kennedy Maciel L RNC F2W 169 65KG SPF 2021
Daniel Diniz W Adv Houston Open 70KG SF 2021
Richar Nogueira L Referee Decision Houston Open 70KG F 2021
Scott Dance W Triangle NoGi Pan Am. 67KG 8F 2021
Fernando Jesus W RNC NoGi Pan Am. 67KG 4F 2021
Thiago Abud W Pts: 4x0 NoGi Pan Am. 67KG SF 2021
Diego Oliveira L Kneebar NoGi Pan Am. 67KG F 2021
Kennedy Maciel W Referee Decision F2W 179 70KG SPF 2021
Gabriel Sousa L Pts: 4x2 Pan American 70KG 8F 2021
Gabriel Sousa L Pts: 4x2 Pan American 70KG 8F 2021
Demian Anderson W Armbar WNO Champ. 70KG 4F 2021
Kade Ruotolo L Injury WNO Champ. 70KG SF 2021
Diego Oliveira L RNC WNO Champ. 70KG 3RD 2021
Erzhan Batyrov W RNC AIGA World 70KG R1 2021
Alexandre Vieira W Triangle AIGA World 70KG 4F 2021
Aidar Tuleibayev W Pts: 3x0 AIGA World 70KG SF 2021
Bilal Benmahammed W Kimura AIGA World 70KG F 2021
Kieran Kichuk L EBI/OT Emerald City 70KG 4F 2022
Kennedy Maciel L Pts: 4x2 LA Open 70KG SF 2022
Mateen Stevens W Reverse triangle ADCC WC Trials 66KG R1 2022
Juan Londono W Reverse triangle ADCC WC Trials 66KG R2 2022
Blake Bradshaw W Kneebar ADCC WC Trials 66KG R3 2022
Adam Benayoun W Referee Decision ADCC WC Trials 66KG 8F 2022
Gavin Corbe W Armbar ADCC WC Trials 66KG 4F 2022
Gianni Grippo W Kneebar ADCC WC Trials 66KG SF 2022
Keith Krikorian L Inside heel hook ADCC WC Trials 66KG F 2022
Matheus Onda W Pts: 4x2 World Champ. 70KG R1 2022
Thiago Macedo L Pts: 2x0 World Champ. 70KG 8F 2022
Keith Krikorian W Referee Decision F2W 209 70KG SPF 2022
Ethan Crelinsten W Armbar ADCC 66KG R1 2022
Sam McNally W Referee Decision ADCC 66KG 4F 2022
Diogo Reis L Pts: 2x0 ADCC 66KG SF 2022
Diego Oliveira L Pts: 0x0, Pen ADCC 66KG 3RD 2022
Samuel Nagai L Referee Decision F2W 227 70KG SPF 2023
Jonata Gomes L Pts: 0x0, Adv Denver Open 76KG 4F 2023
Pedro Alex L Points Houston Open ABS R1 2023
Daniel Sathler W Adv SD Open 76KG SF 2023
Daniel Sathler L Points SD Open ABS R1 2023
Marco Mendes W Points American NNG 73KG 4F 2023
Andrew Alexander W Kimura American NNG 73KG SF 2023
Carlos Henrique W Pts: 0x0, Adv American NNG 73KG F 2023
Kevin Mahecha W Shoulder lock NoGi World 73KG R1 2023
Richar Nogueira L Referee Decision NoGi World 73KG R2 2023
Alika Villatora W Pts: 10x2 Sacramento Open 76KG 4F 2024
Pablo Lavaselli L Pts: 2x2, Adv Sacramento Open 76KG SF 2024
Marco Mendes W Points American NNG 73KG 4F 2023

7. Josh Cisneros’s Top Fights

WILD Jiu-Jitsu Match! Josh Cisneros vs Ethan Crelinsten | 2022 ADCC World Championships

Joshua Cisneros VS Luis Castillo / World No-Gi Championship 2019

Diego Pato Oliveira vs. Joshua Cisneros | 2021 Pan IBJJF No-Gi Championship

Joshua Cisneros VS David Mosleh / World No-Gi Championship 2019

Photo Credit: @cisneros_josh 

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