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Mahamed Aly Santos da Silva - The BJJ World Champion

Mahamed Aly Santos da Silva - The BJJ World Champion

1. Mahamed Aly’s Details

Mahamed Aly’s Details
Name Mahamed Aly Santos da Silva
Nickname N/A
Born Brazil
Age 28 Years
Date of birth 11-01-1994
Weight  100kg (221 lbs)
Weight Division Peso Pesadíssimo 100kg (221lbs)
Height 6’2’’
Foundational Style BJJ
Career Disclosed Earnings N/A
College University N/A
Rank Black Belt
Head Coach Lloyd Irvin
Last Fight 2021 IBJJF Jiu-Jitsu Grand Prix
Favorite Technique Helicopter Sweep
Lineage Carlos Gracie -> Helio Gracie -> Rickson Gracie -> Jorge Pereira -> Leo Dalla -> Lloyd Irvin - > Mahamed Aly
Team Association Team Lloyd Irvin
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2. Mahamed Aly’s Biography

Mahamed Aly is a Black Belt and a world champion under coach Lloyd Irvin. He won many world championships at the colored belt level. He received training at Nogueira Academy situated in Brazil until he was promoted to Brown Belt. Then he moved to the U.S. and got his Black Belt from Lloyd Irvin.

2.1. Mahamed Aly Named After a Legendary Boxer

Mahamed Aly’s father was a big fan of boxing and was inspired by the legendary boxer Muhammad Ali. He named his son “Mahamed Aly” after this legendary boxer. Mahamed Aly also followed in the footsteps of his father and became a fan of MMA from a young age.  

2.2. Relocated to Jacarepaguá, and Gardenia Azul

At the age of 9, Mahamed’s father was murdered in a car theft. After his father’s death, Mahamed moved to his uncle’s home in Jacarepaguá with his family. After some time, he was relocated to Gardenia Azul along with his family.   

2.3. Joined Kickboxing

Mahamed had a strong yearning to join MMA. He got a chance to join a local gym when he was 15 years old. Then Alye happened to start kickboxing for a short time.

2.4. Triangle Choke Changed Mahamed’s Direction

He started his journey in MMA. During his early training in MMA, one of his fellow mates submitted him with a triangle choke. That triangle choke submission proved a turning point and built his interest in Jiu-Jitsu. He started basic BJJ to get training along with MMA.

2.5. Mahamed’s First Coach in Jiu-Jitsu

Eduardo Brigadeiro was Mahamed’s first Jiu-Jitsu coach. Eduardo trained Aly for one and a half years and promoted him to Blue Belt. At that time Mahamed wanted to excel in MMA.  

2.6. Moved to Nogueira and Started MMA

To pursue his dream and become an MMA fighter, Mahamed decided to move to Team Nogueira. He again pursued his journey to become an MMA fighter. 

2.7. Mahamed’s Dedication to MMA

Mahamed was very much dedicated to MMA. Even though he left his home and preferred to live in Nogueira's fighter house. So that he could focus on his training.

At the age of 17, Mahamed weighed 98 kg and competed with senior athletes in the gym.    

2.8. Mahamed’s First BJJ Tournament

Mahamed wanted to take part in tournaments but his coaches Rogério Nogueira and Antônio Rodrigo did not let him in due to his younger age. They suggested waiting until he turned 18.

Before he took part in MMA tournaments, his coach Everaldo Penco convinced him to take part in BJJ tournaments. He took the advice of his coach and won the tournament easily and was promoted to Purple Belt by the Nogueira brothers and his BJJ coach Everaldo Penco.    

2.9. Rejoin BJJ

Success in BJJ tournaments and promotion to Purple Belt has diverted Mahamed’s interest toward BJJ. He again started his journey as a grappler.

2.10. Refused to Join TLI

Mahamed started to take part in various international tournaments. During his visit to the U.S. for Abu Dhabi World Pro, Mahamed met Lloyd Irvin. Irvin got impressed with Mahamed’s talent in grappling and invited him to join his team in Maryland. Mahamed did not accept his invitation because he wanted to continue his journey from Rio de Janeiro.         

2.11. Moved To USA and Join TLI

Mahamed Aly wanted to learn BJJ with more dedication. In 2014, before the World Championship, Mahamed Aly accepted the invitation of Lloyd Irvin to visit his gym and prepare for World Championship 2014. He visited his gym as his friend Eberth Santos already settled there. He enjoyed his visit and also won his first World Championship and got the title of World Champion.    

2.12. Mahamed’s Style of Fighting

Mahamed Aly found himself an explosive fighter and also aggressive to some extent. He thought strength and mobility are the crucial factors of BJJ. He uses some Judo and wrestling techniques in his BJJ. 

2.13. Mahamed Aly’s Pro BJJ Combats

Earned Blue Belt

Eduardo Brigadeiro Promoted Mahamed Aly to Blue Belt in 2011 after almost 2 years of training in his gym.

Promoted To Purple Belt

Mahamed was promoted to Purple Belt in 2012 after his tremendous success in his first BJJ tournament. His Coch Everaldo Penco and Nogueira brothers gave him his Purple Belt.

Promoted To Brown Belt

After winning the first World Championship, Everaldo Peco promoted Mahamed to Brown Belt in 2014.

Promoted to Black Belt

In September 2015, Lloyd Irvin promoted Mahamed Aly to Black Belt.

2.14. Mahamed Aly Historic Fights

Mahamed Aly Vs. Igor Scheinder

This bout was between Mahamed Aly and Igor Scheinder in the 2019 World Championship. Both fighters showed a fantastic performance.

Mahamed was very focused from the beginning. He tried to take down Igor in the initial seconds but Igor countered with his full energy. Later in the game, Igor applied closed guard with Mahamed Aly on his top. Igor tried to apply an ankle lock but Mahamed Aly did not let him move and they both got stuck in a complicated position with Mahamed Aly on his chest. Finally, Mahamed managed to escape his foot.

Again Mahamed Aly took him down but Igor strangled Mahamed’s foot with his legs. This time Mahamed succeeded to escape his foot again. Igor tried to strangle Mahamed from his back and then applied a wrist lock but failed.

At the end of the match, Mahamed Aly submitted Igor Schneider with Kimura. 

Year Event Opponent W/L/D Method Stage Weight Class
2019 IBJJF World Championship Igor Scheinder Win Submission by Kimura Quarter-final Super- Heavyweight

Mahamed Aly Vs. Gregory Walker

This bout was between Mahamed Aly and Gregory Walker in Washington DC Open 2017.

Both fighters showed great sportsmanship in this bout. Gregory tried to control Mahamed from the back and took down Mahamed twice but Mahamed successfully managed to escape. Gregory also tried to put down Mahamed with both of his legs but Mahamed did not allow him to do so and showcased a brilliant performance.

Mahamed Aly pulled him down with full force but Gregory succeeded to escape. At the end of the fight, Mahamed Aly submitted Gregory with Flying Armbar.   

Year Event Opponent W/L/D Method Stage Weight Class
2017 Washington DC Open Gregory Walker Win Submission by Flying Armbar Semi-final Absolute

Mahamed Aly Vs. Nicholas Wolz

This Bout was between Mahamed Aly and Nicholas Wolz in the 2019 Boston Spring Open.

Mahamed Aly put Nicholas down with his foot stuck in Nicholas’s legs. Mahamed Aly managed to escape his foot and ended up in a standing position again. Mahamed Aly takedown Nicholas with his knee on Nicholas’s chest.

After three and a half minutes of fighting, Mahamed Aly submitted Nicholas with Cross Choke.

Year Event Opponent W/L/D Method Stage Weight Class
2019 Boston Spring Open Nicholas Wolz Win Submission by Cross Choke Semi-final Ultra-Heavy Weight

3. Mahamed Aly’s Main Achievements

3.1. Achievements in International Tournaments

Years Events Weight Division
2014 IBJJF World Championship N/A
2014 IBJJF Pan Championship NOGI N/A
2014 IBJJF New York Pro Championship N/A
2015 IBJJF World Championship Super Heavyweight
2015 IBJJF European Open Super Heavyweight
2015 IBJJF American Nationals Absolute/Super Heavyweight
2015 IBJJF World Championship NOGI Absolute/Super Heavyweight
2017 IBJJF European Open Absolute
2017 IBJJF European Open NOGI Absolute
2018 IBJJF World Championship Super Heavyweight
2021 AJP Grand Slam, MIA Super Heavyweight

3.2. Mahamed Aly’s Black Belt Achievements

Year Event Belt Position
2015 IBJJF World Championship NoGi Black Belt 1st
2015 IBJJF World Championship NoGi (with absolute weight) Black Belt 3rd
2017 IBJJF European Open Black Belt 1st
2017 IBJJF European Open NoGi Black Belt 1st
2017 IBJJF World Championship Black Belt 3rd
2017 IBJJF Pan American Championship Black Belt 3rd
2018 IBJJF World Championship Black Belt 1st
2018 IBJJF Pan Championship Black Belt 2nd
2019 IBJJF Pan Championship Black Belt 2nd
2019 IBJJF World Championship Black Belt 2nd
2020 IBJJF European Championship Black Belt 3rd
2021 AJP Grand Slam, MIA Black Belt 1st

3.3. Mahamed Aly’s Colored Belts Achievements

Year Event Belt Position
2013 IBJJF World Championship Purple 3rd
2014 IBJJF World Championship Purple 1st
2014 IBJJF Pan NoGi Championship Brown 1st
2014 IBJJF New York Pro Championship Brown 1st
2014 AJP Abu Dhabi World Pro  Brown 2nd
2014 IBJJF World NoGi Championship Brown 3rd
2015 IBJJF World Championship Brown 1st
2015 IBJJF European Open Brown 1st
2015 IBJJF American Nationals Brown 1st
2015 IBJJF American Nationals (with absolute weight) Brown 2nd

4. Mahamed Aly’s Professional Record Breakdown

4.1. Professional Record Break

133 Matches 90 Wins 43 Losses
By Points 37 18
By Advantages 8 8
By Submission 38 11
By Decision 5 6
By Penalties 2 0

4.2. Mahamed Aly’s Submission Methods

Method 38 Wins 11 Losses
Cross Choke 6 0
Toe Hold 4 0
Choke from Back 3 2
Submission 2 0
Foot Lock 1 0
Kneebar 1 2
Guillotine 1 0
Choke from Mount 1 0
Flying Armbar 1 0
Kimura 1 0
Armbar 6 0
Botinha 3 0
Wristlock 2 0
Outside Heel Lock 1 0
Clock Choke 1 0
Arm in Ezekiel 1 0
Flying Triangle 1 0
Calf Slicer 1 0
Choke 1 1
Heel Lock 0 2
Straight Ankle Lock 0 1
Inside Heel Lock 0 1
RNC 0 2

5. Mahamed Ali Fight History

Years Events Opponent W/L/D Method Weight Division
2015 NoGi Worlds Adam Wheeler W Armbar Super Heavyweight
2015 NoGi Worlds Gabriel Lucas L Pts: 2x2, Adv Super Heavyweight
2015 NoGi Worlds Gabriel Kitober W Armbar ABS
2015 NoGi Worlds C. Negromonte W Toe hold ABS
2015 NoGi Worlds Jackson Sousa W Pts: 2x2, Adv ABS
2015 NoGi Worlds Matheus Diniz L RNC ABS
2016 Houston Open Jared Dopp W Pts: 11x0 Super Heavyweight
2016 Houston Open Jared Dopp W Foot Lock ABS
2016 Houston Open Inacio Neto W Injury ABS
2016 UAEJJF NYC Pro Abraham Marte L Pts: 0x0, Adv Heavyweight
2016 UAEJJF NYC Pro Luiz Panza L Pts: 2x2, Adv Heavyweight
2016 UAEJJF NYC Pro Romulo Azevedo W Wristlock Heavyweight/ABS
2016 UAEJJF NYC Pro Thiago Sa W Pts: 2x2, Adv Heavyweight/ABS
2016 Pan American Joseph Moku L Points Super Heavyweight
2016 Atlanta BJJ Pro Carlos Farias W Points Heavyweight
2016 Atlanta BJJ Pro Leo Nogueira L Adv Heavyweight
2016 World Champ. Alexander Trans L Pts: 4x0 ABS
2016 IBJJF Pro GP Alexandre Ribeiro W Pts: 2x0, Adv ABS
2016 IBJJF Pro GP Leo Nogueira L Pts: 4x2 ABS
2016 Berkut 3 Muhammad Kerimov W Referee Decision ABS
2016 Grand Slam LA Gustavo Dias W Armbar Super Heavyweight
2016 Grand Slam LA Luiz Panza L Kneebar Super Heavyweight
2016 Grand Slam LA Igor Silva W Pts: 2x0 Super Heavyweight
2016 NoGi Worlds Gustavo Dias L Pts: 2x0 Heavyweight
2016 NoGi Worlds Josh Hinger L Pts: 16x8 ABS
2016 NY BJJ Pro Abraham Marte W N/A Heavyweight
2016 NY BJJ Pro Joao Rocha L Pts: 4x0 Heavyweight
2016 Grappling Pro 2 Robby D'Onofrio W Toe hold Super Heavyweight
2016 Grappling Pro 2 Jared Dopp W Pts: 17x14 Super Heavyweight
2016 Grappling Pro 2 Roberto Abreu L Kneebar Super Heavyweight
2017 European Open Matheus Rodrigues W Armbar ABS
2017 European Open Chris Bowe W Botinha ABS
2017 European Open R. Evangelista W Pts: 4x2 ABS
2017 European Open Leandro Lo L Pts: 3x0 ABS
2017 European Open Arya Esfandmaz W Pts: 14x4 Super Heavyweight
2017 European Open Vitor Toledo W Pts: 2x0 Super Heavyweight
2017 European Open Lucio Rodrigues W Pts: 2x0 Super Heavyweight
2017 ADCC SP Trials Marlon Godoy W Pts: 4x0 Heavyweight
2017 ADCC SP Trials Unknown W Kneebar Heavyweight
2017 ADCC SP Trials Unknown W Botinha Heavyweight
2017 ADCC SP Trials Vinicius Gazola W Pts: 8x0 Heavyweight
2017 Pan American Felipe Bezerra W Arm in Ezekiel ABS
2017 Pan American Nicholas Meregali L Choke from back ABS
2017 Pan American Helton Jose W Pts: 4x0 Super Heavyweight
2017 Pan American Eduardo Inojosa W Pts: 4x3 Super Heavyweight
2017 Pan American Erberth Santos L Referee Decision Super Heavyweight
2017 Rome Open Henrique Pereira W Pts: 10x0 Super Heavyweight
2017 Rome Open Muslim Patsarigov W Cross choke Super Heavyweight
2017 Rome Open Adam Wardzinski L Pts: 4x0 ABS
2017 European NoGi Francisco Caraballo W Guillotine Super Heavyweight
2017 European NoGi Riku Urholin W Pts: 4x2 Super Heavyweight
2017 European NoGi Unknown W Flying triangle ABS
2017 European NoGi Felipe Dias W Pts: 2x0 ABS
2017 European NoGi AJ Agazarm W Pts: 21x0 ABS
2017 ACBJJ 5 Erberth Santos L Referee Decision Heavyweight
2017 World Champ. Romes Ramos W Armbar ABS
2017 World Champ. Matheus Diniz W Pts: 7x0 ABS
2017 World Champ. Marcus Almeida L Choke ABS
2017 World Champ. Roberto Abreu W Pts: 2x2, Adv Super Heavyweight
2017 World Champ. Erberth Santos L Pts: 9x2 Super Heavyweight
2017 NY Summer Open Oleksandr Karliychuk W Botinha Super Heavyweight
2017 NY Summer Open Athos Miranda W Choke from back ABS
2017 NY Summer Open Marcos Tinoco W Choke from mount ABS
2017 NY S. No-Gi Open Tex Johnson W Calf slicer Heavyweight
2017 NY S. No-Gi Open Felipe Cesar W Toe hold ABS
2017 Washington Open Greg Walker W Flying armbar ABS
2017 ADCC Kamil Uminski W Pts: 3x0 Heavyweight
2017 ADCC Rafael Lovato L Pts: 3x0 Heavyweight
2017 ADCC Eliott Kelly W Pts: 2x0 ABS
2017 ADCC Dillon Danis W Pts: 0x0, Pen ABS
2017 ADCC Gordon Ryan L Heel hook ABS
2017 ADCC Marcus Almeida L Heel hook ABS
2018 ACB 10 Marcus Almeida L Points Heavyweight
2018 Pan American Gutemberg Pereira L Pts: 0x0, Adv ABS
2018 Pan American Jared Dopp W Pts: 16x0 Super Heavyweight
2018 Pan American Keenan Cornelius L Pts: 0x0, Adv Super Heavyweight
2018 Washington SPO Grafton Skaggs W Points Super Heavyweight
2018 Washington SPO Thomas Keenan W N/A ABS
2018 Washington SPO Alexandre Molinaro W Choke from back ABS
2018 ACBJJ 12 Keenan Cornelius L Referee Decision Heavyweight
2018 ACB Asian Open Mukhammed Kerimov W Submission ABS
2018 ACB Asian Open Mayko Araujo W Submission ABS
2018 Marianas Open Jackson Sousa L Pts: 0x0, Adv Super Heavyweight
2018 World Champ. Jared Dopp W Pts: 6x2 Super Heavyweight
2018 World Champ. Nicholas Meregali W Pts: 5x0 Super Heavyweight
2018 World Champ. Leandro Lo W Injury Super Heavyweight
2018 World Champ. Yuri Simoes W Pts: 0x0, Adv ABS
2018 World Champ. Fellipe Andrew L Pts: 6x6, Adv ABS
2018 NY BJJ Pro Matt Leighton W Points Heavyweight
2018 NY BJJ Pro Max Gimenis L Points Heavyweight
2018 Austin Open Roman Hernandez W Armbar Super Heavyweight
2018 Austin Open Matt McCormick W Wristlock Super Heavyweight
2018 Austin Open Johnny Tama W Points ABS
2018 Austin Open Rafael Vasconcelos W Adv ABS
2018 W.S.O.G. Nisar Loynab W Referee Decision Lightweight
2018 W.S.O.G. Gustavo Dias L Referee Decision Lightweight
2018 Washington SU.O. Athos Miranda W N/A ABS
2018 Washington SU.O. Brad Pearson W N/A ABS
2018 WSOG 2 Max Gimenis W Toe hold Lightweight
2018 WSOG 2 Keenan Cornelius W Referee Decision Lightweight
2018 WSOG 2 Gustavo Batista W Referee Decision Lightweight
2018 Black Belt CBD Tarsis Humphreys W Points Middleweight
2018 Black Belt CBD Rodolfo Vieira L Points Middleweight
2018 NoGi Worlds John Leslie W Pts: 9x2 Heavyweight
2019 F2W 102 Max Gimenis W Cross choke Super Heavyweight
2019 Pan American Leo Nogueira W Pts: 2x2, Adv Super Heavyweight
2019 Pan American Tanner Rice W Injury Super Heavyweight
2019 Pan American Fellipe Andrew L Pts: 18x2 Super Heavyweight
2019 Pan American Fernando Reis W Cross choke ABS
2019 Pan American Gutemberg Pereira L Pts: 4x2 ABS
2019 Washington DCO Thiago Cintra W Cross choke ABS
2019 Washington DCO Vinicius Trator L Pts: 4x2 ABS
2019 Boston SPO Nicholaz Wolz W Cross choke Super Heavyweight
2019 Boston SPO Nicholaz Wolz W Cross choke ABS
2019 Boston SPO Lucas Valle W Choke from back ABS
2019 Boston SPO Nathan Santos W Pts: 4x0 ABS
2019 World Champ. Tex Johnson W Choke Super Heavyweight
2019 World Champ. Igor Schneider W Kimura Super Heavyweight
2019 World Champ. Guilherme Augusto W Pts: 2x0 Super Heavyweight
2019 World Champ. Nicholas Meregali L Choke from Back Super Heavyweight
2019 ADCC Nick Rodriguez L Referee Decision Heavyweight
2019 ADCC Jon Hansen W Outside heel hHook ABS
2019 ADCC Tim Spriggs W Pts: 0x0, Pen ABS
2019 ADCC Marcus Almeida L RNC ABS
2019 ADCC Lachlan Giles L Inside Heel Hook ABS
2020 European Open Jakub Zajkowski W Pts: 5x2 ABS
2020 European Open Mikey Musumeci W Pts: 2x2, Adv ABS
2020 European Open Keenan Cornelius L Pts: 10x2 ABS
2020 European Open Igor Marques W Pts: 10x0 Super Heavyweight
2020 European Open Seif Houmine L Pts: 3x0 Super Heavyweight
2021 BJJ Stars Yuri Simoes L Referee Decision ABS
2021 Big Deal Pro 3 Pedro Alex W Referee Decision Super Heavyweight
2021 Grand Slam MIA Davi Cabral W Clock Choke Super Heavyweight
2021 Grand Slam MIA Max Gimenis W Pts: 2x0 Super Heavyweight
2021 IBJJF GP Fellipe Andrew W Pts: 7x4 Heavyweight
2021 IBJJF GP Victor Hugo L Straight Ankle Lock Heavyweight

6. Famous Fights Links

Mahamed Aly vs Roberto "Cyborg" Abreu / World Championship 2017

Mahamed Aly VS Igor Schneider / World Championship 2019

Mahamed Aly vs Nicholas Meregali / World Championship 2018

Mahamed Aly VS Michael Musumeci Jr. / European Championship 2020

Mahamed Aly vs Gregory Walker / Washington DC Open 2017

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