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Marcio Andre - The Head Instructor of Marcio Andre BJJ Academy

Marcio Andre - The Head Instructor of Marcio Andre BJJ Academy

1. Marcio Andre’s Details

Name  Márcio André Costa Barbosa Júnior
Nickname  Marcinho
Born  Bangu, Brazil
Age  27 Years
Date of Birth  19-10-1994
Weight  70.00 kg (154.5 lbs)
Weight Division Peso Pena (70.00 kg / 154.5 lbs)
Last Weigh-in 70 kg
Height  5’7’’
Foundational Style  BJJ
Career Disclosed Earnings  N/A
College University  N/A
Rank Black Belt
Head Coach  Fábio Andrade
Last Fight  2023 IBJJF Pan American
Favorite Technique Open Guard
Lineage  Luiz França > Oswaldo Fadda > Sebastião Ricardo > Wendell Alexander > Daniel Almeida > Fábio Andrade > Marcio André
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2. Marcio Andre’s Biography

Marcio Andre was born in Bangu, Brazil on 19 October 1994. He is one of the best grapplers of his generation who earned a great name in his color belt division. Marcio Andre is now running his own BJJ academy in Arizona where he is transferring his knowledge to those who want to learn and are passionate about BJJ.

2.1. First Introduction to Jiu-Jitsu

Marcio Andre started his Jiu-Jitsu journey at the age of ten. Unfortunately, Andre became an orphan at the age of two when his father was murdered. His mother brought him up as a single parent. Due to the lack of supervision of his father, Marcio started to sit in mixed company.


At that time, a social project that was run in Bangu by Nova Uniao took him to a Jiu-Jitsu academy. This was the first time Marcio saw a purpose in his life. At that time, Marcio decided to dedicate his full attention and time to Jiu-Jitsu.     

2.2. First BJJ Coach of Fabio Andradeç

In his first Jiu-Jitsu academy Marcio was taken along with other street boys, and he met Fabio Andrade as his first coach. Fabio Andrade was the head instructor at Nova Uniao Bangu. Marcio started his training with the future legends of grappling including Isaque Bahiense, Kauê Damasceno, and Iris Batista.  

2.3. Marcio Suffered a Great Loss of His Mother’s Death

Marcio Andre was very close to her mother, Andreia who brought him up without a husband. When Andre turned 17, she passed away leaving him alone in the world. This was the biggest loss Marcio ever suffered from. He expressed:

“I lost my mother at 17, and that was the biggest defeat I have ever suffered.”

After that great agony, he was completely cut off from Jiu-Jitsu. Then his well-wishers including his coach Fabio Andrade, his friends, and his girlfriend supported him and made him rejoin Jiu-Jitsu.

2.4. Marcio’s BJJ Pro Combats

Promoted to Black Belt

Marcio was honored to be the best grappler of his generation in his color-best division. Marcio Andre received all his Belts from the same coach. After his great performance in the color belt division, his coach Fabio Andrade promoted him to Black Belt. He achieved this honor when he became the World Champion in 2014 as a Brown Belt.  

Little Marcio Trained with Adults

It was the childhood dream of Marcio to become the best. He requested his coach to allow him to train with adults. On his insistence, his coach allowed him on one condition that he would not cry. He started training with Yellow Belts and Orange Belts. After some time, Marcio became a warrior who was continuously taking substantial strides to become the best and achieve the Black Belt.     

Marcio’s Motivation for Jiu-Jitsu

Marcio Andre loved to train Jiu-Jitsu. Grappling became his passion. He wanted to become the best in this combat sport. He said in an interview that if he can train the whole day, he will. According to him, a champion must be dedicated, motivated, challenging, and determined. He is also very thankful to God for his achievements as he believes that all the success he has is the plan of God.

Rubens Cobrinha, Marcio’s Inspiration

Marcio is very much inspired by various fighters who worked hard for the achievements they have. But the most favorite personality of Mracio Andre is Rubens Cobrinha.

“I grew up watching Rubens fighting. He is my idol.”

(Marcio Andre)

Marcio’s Future Plans

Marcio Andre is still working on his Jiu-Jitsu game. After achieving the World Champion title at every belt level, Marcio is now working hard to be inducted into the Jiu-Jitsu Hall of Fame

Best Grappler of his Generation

After winning the major championships in 2010 and 2011, Marcio Andre came into the spotlight. His coach became the best coach for junior fighters. Mainstream BJJ media covered them both and mentioned Andre as the best grappler of his generation. He became famous as a grappler who started with a humble background and achieved a place in the top Black Belts.   

Six-Times World Champion

Marcio Andre is honored to become the IBJJF World Champion at every belt level. He is six times World Champion. He achieved his first world title at the Blue Belt level in 2011. At the Purple Belt level, he achieved two world championships in 2012 and 2013.


At the Brown Belt level, he became World Champion in both Gi and No-Gi tournaments. After receiving Black Belt, again achieved the title of the World Champion in the No-Gi tournament in 2016.   

Head Instructor of Marcio Andre Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Academy

Marcio Andre moved to Tempe Arizona when he was 22 years old. He started his coaching career there. He started coaching at Gustavo Dantas Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Academy. In 2019, he started his own Jiu-Jitsu academy.


Now Marcio Andre is the head instructor of Marcio Andre Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Academy. This institution is considered the best local academy for Martial Arts and offers training for competitors of every age group including kids, teens, and adults.   

3. Marcio Andre’s Historic Fights

3.1. Marcio Andre Vs. Paulo Miyao

This bout was the clash of the year. Marcio Andre from Rio de Janeiro faced the unbeatable force of Paulo Miyao of Sao Paulo in the 2016 European Open. Both showed in the blue Gi wearing green and yellow belts. Miyao brothers have a respectable reputation in the whole BJJ community that needs no introduction. Andre is famous for his “Attacking and aggressive” fighting style.


Both competitors actively engaged from the start of the match. Rolling, sweeping, and transitioning from one position to another. Paulo showcased the elite top game and used pressure passing in the best way possible.


Miyao crawled his way from the top position to the side position, controlling the lower and upper body of Andre with both hands and restricting his movements.


Half time has passed and Miyao is still on top and Andre is in the bottom position with one advantage point.


Now Paulo Miyao is on the ground and Andre is in the top position. Throughout the fight, both competitors engaged with each other, attacked consistently, defended skilfully, and retained the attention of the audience.


Dramatically, 10 seconds before the end of the match Miyao also scored an advantage point, and the time ended. It was such a competitive match that the whole arena went quiet and it seemed that Miyao put in an equal amount but the referee's decision made Andre claim his featherweight gold. 


Year Event Opponent W/L/D Method Stage Weight Class
2016 European  Paulo Miyao Win Referee Decision Final 70 kg

3.2. Marcio Andre Vs. Daniel Diniz

Marcio Andre faced Daniel Diniz in the final of the Phoenix Open 2022. Diniz started the fight by pulling a very aggressive guard.


For the first four minutes, Daniel continued his aggressive game plan and Andre defended from the bottom position. Finally, Andre got the back of Diniz and submitted him by the Collar Choke.


Year Event Opponent W/L/D Method Stage Weight Class
2022 Phoenix Open  Daniel Diniz Win Collar Choke Final 82 kg

3.3. Marcio Andre Vs. Daniel Diniz

Marcio Andre faced Marcus Wilson in the final of the Denver Fall Open 2018. Marcio was super active in this match and overcame Marcus Wilson from the initial minutes. At the start of the game, both fighters were energetic.


Marcus took down Marcio and secured the top position. Marcio reversed the position rapidly and showcased a fantastic takedown and scored consecutive two and four points for a takedown and full mount respectively.


Marcio strangled the lapel of his Gi from the back and put pressure on the side and took the side control position. He scored another three points for side control. In the next few minutes, Marcio again scored three and two points for side control and takedown respectively.


In the complete match, Marcio did not leave his top position. At the end of the match, Marcio submitted Marcus with an Armbar.



Year Event Opponent W/L/D Method Stage Weight Class
2018 Denver Open  Marcus Wilson Win Armbar Final 76 kg

4. Marcio Andre’s Main Achievements

4.1. Marcio’s Achievements in International Tournaments

Years Events Weight Division
2010 CBJJ Brazilian Juvenile Teams Championship N/A
2011 IBJJF World Championship Light Featherweight
2011 CBJJ Brazilian Nationals N/A
2012 IBJJF World Championship Featherweight
2012 CBJJ Brazilian Nationals N/A
2013 IBJJF World Championship Featherweight
2013 UAEJJF Abu Dhabi Pro N/A
2013 IBJJF World Championship No-Gi Featherweight
2013 IBJJF Pan Championship Featherweight
2013 CBJJ Brazilian Nationals N/A
2013 IBJJF European Open Lightweight
2014 IBJJF World Championship Featherweight
2014 UAEJJF Abu Dhabi Pro N/A
2014 IBJJF European Open N/A
2015 IBJJF European Open 70kg
2016 IBJJF World Championship No-Gi 73kg
2016 IBJJF European Open 70kg
2016 UAEJJF Abu Dhabi Pro 69kg
2017 ACBJJ 7 LW Grand Prix No-Gi 75kg
2018 IBJJF European Open 70kg
2022 IBJJF American Nationals 82kg
2023 IBJJF Pan Championship 70kg

4.2. Marcio’s Achievements as Black Belt

Year Event Belt Position
2015 IBJJF European Open Black Belt 1st
2016 IBJJF World Championship No-Gi Black Belt 1st
2016 IBJJF European Open Black Belt 1st
2016 UAEJJF Abu Dhabi Pro Black Belt 1st
2016 IBJJF World Championship Black Belt 2nd
2016 IBJJF Pan Championship Black Belt 3rd
2017 ACBJJ 7 LW Grand Prix No-Gi Black Belt 1st
2017 IBJJF Pan Championship Black Belt 2nd
2017 ACBJJ LW Grand Prix Black Belt 2nd
2017 IBJJF World Championship Black Belt 3rd
2018 IBJJF European Open Black Belt 1st
2018 IBJJF World Championship No-Gi Black Belt 2nd
2018 IBJJF World Championship Black Belt 3rd
2019 IBJJF World Championship Black Belt 2nd
2020 UAEJJF Grand Slam, MIA Black Belt 3rd
2022 IBJJF American Nationals Black Belt 1st
2022 IBJJF European Open Black Belt 3rd
2023 IBJJF Pan Championship Black Belt 1st

4.3. Marcio’s Achievements as Colored Belt 

Year Event Belt Position
2010 CBJJ Brazilian Juvenile Teams Championship Blue Belt 1st
2011 IBJJF World Championship Blue Belt 1st
2011 CBJJ Brazilian Nationals Blue Belt 1st
2012 IBJJF World Championship Purple Belt 1st
2012 CBJJ Brazilian Nationals Purple Belt 1st
2013 IBJJF World Championship Purple Belt 1st
2013 UAEJJF Abu Dhabi Pro Purple Belt 1st
2013 IBJJF Pan Championship Purple Belt 1st
2013 CBJJ Brazilian Nationals Purple Belt 1st
2013 IBJJF European Open Purple Belt 1st
2013 IBJJF World Championship No-Gi Brown Belt 1st
2014 IBJJF World Championship Brown Belt 1st
2014 UAEJJF Abu Dhabi Pro Brown Belt 1st
2014 IBJJF European Open Brown Belt 1st

5. Marcio Andre’s Professional Record Breakdown

5.1. Professional Record Breakdown

125 Matches 94 Wins 31 Losses
By Points  46 9
By Advantages  16 2
By Submission  21 8
By Decision  10 12
By Penalties  0 0
By DQ 1 0

5.2. Marcio Andre’s Method of Submission

Method 21 Wins 8 Losses
Bow and Arrow  4 0
Cross Choke  3 0
Triangle  1 1
Toe Hold  1 0
Triangle Armbar  1 0
Choke from Back  4 0
Armbar  3 1
Kimura  1 0
Kneebar  1 1
RNC 1 1
Submission  1 0
Choke  0 1
Inside Heel Lock  0 1
Loop Choke  0 1
Armlock  0 1

6. Marcio Andre’s Fight History

Year Event Opponent W/L Method Weight Stage
2013 ADCC Robert Sabaruddin W Pts: 6x0 66KG R1
2013 ADCC Rubens Charles L Pts: 3x0 66KG 4F
2014 SJJSAF Unknown W Bow and arrow 70KG SF
2014 S/A SJJSAF Ilke Bulut W Pts: 10x4 70KG F
2014 Brasileiro No-Gi Kim Terra W Pts: 4x4, Adv 76KG F
2015 European Masahiro Iwasaki W Referee Decision 70KG 4F
2015 European Gabriel Marangoni W Pts: 4x2 70KG SF
2015 European Gianni Grippo W Adv 70KG F
2015 Grand Slam LA Youngam Noh W Pts: 5x0 77KG 4F
2015 Grand Slam LA Celso Vinicius L Pts: 2x0 77KG SF
2016 European Open Isaac Doederlein W Pts: 4x2 70KG 4F
2016 European Open Italo Lins W Points 70KG SF
2016 European Open Paulo Miyao W Referee Decision 70KG F
2016 European Open Alexandro Ceconi W Pts: 0x0, Adv ABS R1
2016 European Open Felipe Bueno W Pts: 4x2 ABS R2
2016 European Open Erberth Santos L Kneebar ABS 4F
2016 Pan American Fabio Caloi W Pts: 11x0 70KG 8F
2016 Pan American Darson Hemmings W Pts: 11x0 70KG 4F
2016 Pan American Osvaldo Moizinho L Loop choke 70KG SF
2016 World Pro Mario Silva W Kimura ABS R1
2016 World Pro Felipe Pena L Pts: 4x0 ABS R2
2016 World Pro Lee Ting W Pts: 39x0 69KG R1
2016 World Pro Gilson Nunes W Pts: 2x0 69KG 4F
2016 World Pro Rafael Mansur W Pts: 6x2 69KG SF
2016 World Pro Paulo Miyao W Pts: 0x0, Adv 69KG F
2016 World Champion Nicollas Welker W Armbar 70KG R2
2016 World Champion Bruno Frazatto W Pts: 9x6 70KG 4F
2016 World Champion Rubens Charles W Pts: 7x6 70KG SF
2016 World Champion Rafael Mendes L Pts: 10x10, Adv 70KG F
2016 No-Gi Worlds Michael Dewitt W Armbar 73KG R1
2016 No-Gi Worlds Gianni Grippo W Pts: 2x2, Adv 73KG 4F
2016 No-Gi Worlds AJ Agazarm W Pts: 2x2, Adv 73KG SF
2016 No-Gi Worlds Rodrigo Freitas W Pts: 0x0, Adv 73KG F
2017 Grand Slam AD Fernando Neto W Cross choke 75KG 4F
2017 Grand Slam AD Edwin Najmi W Pts: 4x2 75KG SF
2017 Grand Slam AD Roberto Satoshi W Pts: 2x0 75KG F
2017 European Open Karim Khalifa W Pts: 13x0 ABS R1
2017 European Open Manuel Ribamar L Pts: 2x0 ABS 8F
2017 European Open Royi Neeman W Cross choke 76KG 8F
2017 European Open Oliver Lovell W Pts: 9x0 76KG 4F
2017 European Open Andris Brunovskis W Triangle 76KG SF
2017 ACBJJ 4 AJ Sousa W Points 75KG 4F
2017 ACBJJ 4 Davi Ramos W Points 75KG SF
2017 ACBJJ 4 Edwin Najmi L Triangle 75KG F
2017 Pan American Joao Paulo W Pts: 19x0 ABS R1
2017 Pan American Dany Gerard L Armbar ABS 8F
2017 Pan American Mansher Khera W DQ 76KG R2
2017 Pan American Leo Saggioro W Bow and arrow 76KG 8F
2017 Pan American Andris Brunovskis W Pts: 7x2 76KG 4F
2017 Pan American Renato Canuto W Pts: 6x4 76KG SF
2017 Pan American Lucas Lepri L Pts: 2x0 76KG F
2017 NY Spring Open Johnny Tama W Bow and arrow 76KG 4F
2017 NY Spring Open Yan Lucas W Points 76KG SF
2017 NY Spring Open Rodrigo Freitas W Points 76KG F
2017 Las Vegas Open Victor Matos W Points 76KG SF
2017 Las Vegas Open Rodrigo Freitas W Points 76KG F
2017 San Diego Open Julio Reyes W Kneebar 76KG SF
2017 San Diego Open Victor de Matos W Pts: 15x0 76KG F
2017 World Champion Jason Gagnon W Cross choke 70KG 8F
2017 World Champion Leo Saggioro L Referee Decision 70KG 4F
2017 American Nats Blake Nolan W N/A 76KG 4F
2017 American Nats John Combs W Points 76KG SF
2017 ACBJJ 7 Arbi Muradov W Points 75KG 4F
2017 ACBJJ 7 Rodrigo Caporal W Points 75KG SF
2017 ACBJJ 7 Edwin Najmi W Referee Decision 75KG F
2018 European Open Jonathan Thomas W Pts: 0x0, Adv 70KG 4F
2018 European Open Isaac Doederlein W Pts: 2x2, Adv 70KG SF
2018 European Open Gianni Grippo W Pts: 4x2 70KG F
2018 ACB 10 Lucas Lepri L Choke 75KG SPF
2018 ACBJJ 11 Michael Langhi L Referee Decision 75KG SPF
2018 Brasileiro Michael Souza W Choke from back 70KG R1
2018 Brasileiro Rafael Mansur L Injury 70KG SF
2018 World Champion Kevin Mahecha W Pts: 2x2, Adv 70KG R2
2018 World Champion Isaac Doederlein W Pts: 0x0, Adv 70KG 4F
2018 World Champion Jamil Hill-Taylor L Pts: 0x0, Adv 70KG SF
2018 LA BJJ Pro Michael Liera L Pts: 2x0 82KG SF
2018 Long Beach Open Jeremy Jackson W Pts: 4x2 76KG SF
2018 Long Beach Open Kauan Barboza W Referee Decision 76KG F
2018 Denver Open Josh Littleton W Submission 76KG SF
2018 Denver Open Marcus Wilson W Armbar 76KG F
2018 Denver Open Dominique Bell W Points ABS SF
2018 Denver Open Michael Liera W Points ABS F
2018 NoGi Worlds Johnny Tama W Pts: 2x0 73KG R1
2018 No-Gi Worlds Francisco Iturralde W Toe hold 73KG 4F
2018 No-Gi Worlds Frederico Silva W Pts: 21x2 73KG SF
2018 No-Gi Worlds Gianni Grippo L RNC 73KG F
2019 F2W 99 Matheus Gabriel W Referee Decision 76KG SPF
2019 Kasai Dallas Renato Canuto L Inside heel hook 76KG SPF
2019 World Champion Richar Nogueira W Pts: 2x2, Adv 70KG R2
2019 World Champion Leo Saggioro W Pts: 2x2, Adv 70KG 4F
2019 World Champion Isaac Doederlein W Pts: 4x2 70KG SF
2019 World Champion Matheus Gabriel L Armlock 70KG F
2019 Third Coast Lucas Valente L Referee Decision 75KG SPF
2019 F2W 118 Kennedy Maciel W Referee Decision 72KG SPF
2019 F2W 126 Guthierry Barbosa L Referee Decision 76KG SPF
2019 GrappleFest 7 Dante Leon L Referee Decision 85KG SPF
2020 F2W 134 Ben Henderson W Referee Decision 77KG SPF
2020 Artista JJ Johnatha Alves L Referee Decision 76KG SPF
2020 F2W 137 Michael Liera L Referee Decision 77KG SPF
2020 F2W 150 Ronaldo Junior W Referee Decision 86KG SPF
2020 F2W 151 Gabriel Arges L Referee Decision 84KG SPF
2020 Grand Slam MIA Michael Liera L Referee Decision 77KG 4F
2020 Grand Slam MIA Lucas Valle W Pts: 16x0 77KG RPC
2020 Grand Slam MIA Pablo Lavaselli W Pts: 1x0 77KG 3RD
2020 Pan American Johnny Tama W Pts: 5x2 76KG 8F
2020 F2W 156 Samuel Nagai L Referee Decision 77KG SPF
2021 EUG 1 Isaac Doederlein W Referee Decision 70KG 4F
2021 EUG 1 Matheus Gabriel L Referee Decision 70KG SF
2021 WP BR Qualifier Francisco Freire W Pts: 14x0 69KG RR
2021 WP BR Qualifier Leo Saggioro W Pts: 2x0 69KG RR
2021 WP BR Qualifier Israel Sousa L Pts: 3x1 69KG F
2021 World Champ. Hugo Marques W Referee Decision 76KG 8F
2021 World Champ. Lucas Valente L Referee Decision 76KG 4F
2022 European Open Krysztof Suchora W Bow and arrow 76KG R1
2022 European Open Max Lindblad W Choke from back 76KG 4F
2022 American Nat. Carlos Alberto W Pts: 2x2, Adv 82KG 4F
2022 American Nat. Alexandre Molinaro W Choke from back 82KG SF
2022 American Nat. Lucas Garcia W RNC 82KG F
2022 Phoenix Open M. Khatchikian W Triangle armbar 82KG SF
2022 Phoenix Open Daniel Diniz W Choke from back 82KG F
2023 European Open Elijah Dorsey L Pts: 6x4 76KG R2
2023 Spyder RTBB Lucas Valente W Pts: 4x2 75KG 4F
2023 Spyder RTBB Andy Murasaki L Pts: 2x0 75KG SF
2023 Pan American Joao Mendes W Pts: 4x2 70KG 8F
2023 Pan American Israel Sousa W Pts: 2x2, Adv 70KG 4F
2023 Pan American Fabricio Andrey W Pts: 4x4, Adv 70KG F

7. Marcio Andre’s Top Fight Links

Marcio Andre v Daniel Diniz / Phoenix Open 2022

Marcio Andre v Max Lindblad / European 2022

Marcio Andre vs Marcus Wilson / Denver Fall Open 2018

Marcio Andre v Krzysztof Suchorabski / European 2022


Photo Credit: @marcioandrejj

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