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Marcos Tinoco - 2nd Degree BJJ Black Belt

Marcos Tinoco - 2nd Degree BJJ Black Belt

1. Marcos Tinoco’s Details

Marcos Tinoco’s Details
Name Marcus Vinicius da Silva Tinoco
Nickname Lekinho
Born Araruama, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Date of Birth 18 December 1988
Nationality Brazilian
Age 34 years old
College/University N/A
Last Fight Grand Slam MIA, 2022
Last Weigh In 85 Kg
Weight Class Peso Medio (82 Kg / 181 lbs)
Weight 82 Kg / 181 lbs
Height 5’10’’
Career Disclosed Earning N/A
Fighting out of Brazil
Foundational Style Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Favorite Technique Lasso Guard and Armbar
Rank 2nd-Degree BJJ Black Belt
Awarded by Marcelo Garcia
Head Coach Marcelo Garcia
Lineage Mitsuyo Maeda -> Carlos Gracie -> Helio Gracie -> Rolls Gracie -> Romero Cavalcanti -> Fabio Gurgel -> Marcelo Garcia -> Marcos Tinoco
Team Association Alliance Jiu-Jitsu
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2. Marcos Tinoco’s Biography

Marcos Tinoco is a 2nd-Degree BJJ Black Belt under the legend Marcelo Garcia, a 4th-Degree BJJ Black Belt. He is associated with Team Alliance. He is a former student of Juarez Soares. Marcos Tinoco became famous after his epic performance in the 2014 IBJJF World Championship in the Brown Belt category.

2.1. Marcos Tinoco’s Early Life

Marcos Tinoco was born on 18 December, 1988 in Araruama, the state of Rio de Janeiro in Brazil.

Trained Under Master Juarez Soares

Marcos Tinoco started training in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu when he was 16 years old. He trained under Master Juarez Soares. Training under Master Juarez, enhanced his athleticism and competitive endurance of Marcos. Master Juarez Soares is himself a former student of Monir Salomao, a legendary coach who graded Julio Cesar and World Champion Marcos Barreto.

Master Juarez Saores had worked with important federations such as FJJ-Rio, the CBJJ, and the IBJJF.

At Araruama Jiu-Jitsu

Marcos Tinoco trained under Master Juarez at Araruama Jiu-Jitsu. There Marcos became part of the competitive team of Araruama Jiu-Jitsu. Having the Brazilian native fighting spirit in him, Marcos became a tough competitor. He won many local and statewide tournaments while being part of that tournament-driven team.

Traveled to the United States

Because of Marcos Tinoco’s consistency and training ethics, he soon became a famous grappler. By continuously trying to overcome his flaws through his rigorous training regime. It was then that he wanted to compete in tough tournaments and championships.

Tinoco obtained funds with the help of his teammates, Andre de Freitas and Bruno Lima, and got the authorization so that he could travel to the United States to participate in international championships.

Started Working as a Coach

Due to his marvelous performance and iconic win in the Pan American Championship in the United States, he was offered to stay in America and work as a coach. That offer was made by his companion, Eder Perciliano.

Marcos Tinoco’s Wife

Tinoco met Hana at the IBJJF Abu Dhabi World Pro in 2012. Hana was also competing at that time. Later, Tinoco married Hana. Hana Silva Tinoco is an excellent grappler. She is an instructor at Bernardo Faria Academy. She received her Black Belt from Marcelo Garcia in 2019. She specializes in teaching BJJ to kids.

Trained With The Legend Marcelo Garcia

Trained With The Legend Marcelo Garcia

As Hana worked at Marcelo Garcia’s affiliate gym, MBJJ in Memphis, she was the one who encouraged Tinoco to go and train with Marcelo Garcia. Marcos Tinoco was hesitant at first but then started training under Marcelo Garcia.

It impacted Tinoco very much as his fighting style improved and his techniques developed excellent finishing touches. After attending a few training sessions at MG Headquarters in New York, Marcos Tinoco decided to switch teams, left Araruama Jiu-Jitsu and joined MG Headquarters. He asked his former coach Master Juarez Soares and he gave Tinoco his consent. In 2013, Marcos Tinoco joined Marcelo Garcia Headquarters permanently.

After receiving his Black Belt in 2015, Marcos Tinoco started teaching BJJ at Marcelo Garcia’s Academy.

Instructor At Bernardo Faria Academy

Today, Marcos Tinoco is an instructor at Bernardo Faria Academy along with his wife, Hana Silva Tinoco. Over the past 10 years. Marcos has dedicated himself to teaching BJJ to kids and adults. He pushes his students to their full potential to make them excellent and accomplished grapplers.

2.2. Marcos Tinoco’s Pro BJJ Combats

IBJJF Abu Dhabi Pro

In 2012, Marcos participated in the IBJJF Abu Dhabi World Pro Championship as a Purple Belt and won 2nd place.

Promoted to Brown Belt

Marcos Tinoco was promoted to Brown Belt by Marcelo Garcia in 2013.

IBJJF NY Pro Championship

Marcos Tinoco competed in IBJJF NYC Pro Championship as a Brown Belt and won the 1st position.

Promoted to Black Belt

After becoming a part of Marcelo Garcia’s Team, Tinoco’s BJJ career went to soaring heights. He won many tournaments and championships. He won the World title in 2014, after becoming a part of Marcelo Garcia’s Team.

He was promoted to Black Belt on 19 January 2015 by Marcelo Garcia and Jonathan Satava, one of the most significant competitors from the same team.

IBJJF European Open Champion

Tinoco became IBJJF European Open Champion in 2017 and 2018 with 1st place.

2.3. Marcos Tinoco’s Historic Fights

Marcos Tinoco Vs. Lucas Leite

Lucas Leite is a BJJ Black Belt under Leonardo Vieira. Lucas Leite’s fighting game is exceptional, especially in the absolute weight category. He is the kind of fighter for whom size does not matter but strength does. Whereas Marcos Tinoco was not as experienced as Lucas Leite, back in 2016 but his aggressive game made him win the fight. Marcos is often called an “Aggressive Opportunistic Submission Hunter” based on his fighting techniques. The single-leg takedowns by Lucas were very accurate but Marcos won the match by gaining 3 advantage points.

Year Event Opponent W/L/D Method Stage Weight Class Location
2016 IBJJF World Championship Lucas Leite Win Pts: 2x2, Adv Quarter Final 82 Kg California, USA

Marcos Tinoco Vs. Tommy Langaker

Tommy Langaker is a BJJ Black Belt under Jose Carlos. The fight between Marcos Tinoco and Tommy Langaker was an intense one. Both fighters had complete grips on each other's legs so that they could complete the submission. Tinoco gained 2 points at the start of the match against Tommy Langaker. Marcos Tinoco gained 3 more points by passing the guard. Marcos Tinoco submitted Tommy Langaker by the North-South Choke in 2 minutes and 2 seconds only.

Year Event Opponent W/L/D Method Stage Weight Class Location
2018 IBJJF European Open Tommy Langaker Win Submission By North South Choke Quarter Final 82 Kg Lisbon, Portugal

Marcos Tinoco Vs. Michael Liera Jr.

Michael Liera Jr. is a BJJ Black Belt under Andre Galvao. Marcos Tinoco being the World Silver Medalist had an aggressive game against Michael Liera Jr. The dynamic techniques of Marcos assisted him in gaining victory over Michael. Marcos scored 2 points against Michael from the sweep from the guard position. Marcos then scored 3 points by passing the guard and won the quarterfinal match against Michael Leira Jr.

Year Event Opponent W/L/D Method Stage Weight Class Location
2019 IBJJF World Championship Michael Liera Jr. Win Pts: 5x0 Quarter Final 82 Kg Long Beach, California

2.4. Marcos Tinoco’s Championships

Year Event Belt Position
2019 UAEJJF Grand Slam - LA Black 2nd
2018 CBJJ Brazilian Nationals Black 1st
2018 IBJJF European Open Black 1st
2017 IBJJF European Open Black 1st
2017 IBJJF New York Summer Open Black 2nd
2017 IBJJF World Championship Black 2nd
2014 IBJJF New York Summer Open Brown 1st

Record

Abu Dhabi Grand Slam Jiu-Jitsu World Tour Miami
Year Weight Division Medal
2022 85 Kg Gold Gold Medal Icon
AJP Tour Orlando International Pro Gi & NoGi
Year Weight Division Medal
2022 85 Kg Gold Gold Medal Icon
Abu Dhabi Grand Slam Jiu-Jitsu World Tour London
Year Weight Division Medal
2022 85 Kg Gold Gold Medal Icon

3. Marcos Tinoco’s Main Achievements

3.1. Gi Tournaments

Year Event Weight Class Position
2018 CBJJ Brazilian Nationals ABS 1st
2017 IBJJF New York Summer Open ABS 1st
2017 IBJJF World Championship ABS 2nd
2018 IBJJF European Open ABS 1st
2017 IBJJF European Open ABS 1st

3.2. No-Gi Tournaments

Year Event Weight Class Position
2018 IBJJF Pan Championship No-Gi ABS 1st
2018 IBJJF World Championship No-Gi ABS 2nd
2016 IBJJF World Championship No-Gi ABS 2nd
2015 IBJJF Pan Championship No-Gi ABS 1st

4. Marcos Tinoco’s Main Achievements (Belts)

Year Event Belt Position
2014 IBJJF Pan Championship Brown 1st
2014 IBJJF NYC Pro Championship Brown 1st
2014 IBJJF New York Summer Open Brown 1st
2013 IBJJF Pan Championship Brown 2nd
2012 IBJJF Abu Dhabi Pro Purple 2nd
2011 IBJJF Pan Championship Purple 2nd

5. Marcos Tinoco’s Professional Record Breakdown

113 Matches 79 Wins 34 Losses
By Submissions 23 11
By Points 38 14
By Advantages 10 7
By Decision 6 2
By Penalties 1 0
By DQ 1 0

5.1. Submission W/L Methods

Submission Method 23 Wins 11 Losses
Armbar 7 1
Footlock 2 1
Estima Lock 2 0
Straight Ankle Lock 1 0
Choke 1 0
Armlock 1 0
North South Choke 4 1
Cross Choke 2 0
Kneebar 1 1
Choke from Back 1 5
Botinha 1 0
Guillotine Choke 0 1
Choke from Mount 0 1

6. Marcos Tinoco’s Fight History

Year Event Opponent W/L/D Method Weight Class Stage
2015 IBJJF European Alexandre Vieira W Armbar 82KG R1
2015 IBJJF European E. Dimitropoulos W Armbar 82KG R2
2015 IBJJF European Jaime Canuto L Referee Decision 82KG 4F
2015 IBJJF Pan American Sergio da Silva W Pts: 2x0 82KG R1
2015 IBJJF Pan American Otavio Sousa L Pts: 4x4, Adv 82KG R3
2015 IBJJF World Championship C. Negromonte L Choke from back 82KG R1
2015 Sub Series Pro Michael Liera D --- ABS SPF
2015 New York Summer Open Youngam Noh W Pts: 2x0 82KG 4F
2015 New York Summer Open Francisco Iturralde L Points 82KG SF
2015 New York NoGi Open Jordan Lutsky W Pts: 8x0 88KG SF
2015 New York NoGi Open Brian Beaury W Pts: 7x4 88KG F
2015 Dallas Open Lucas Barbosa W Pts: 6x2 88KG 4F
2015 Dallas Open Manuel Diaz W Points 88KG SF
2015 Dallas Open Alec Baulding L Choke from back 88KG F
2015 Dallas NoGi Open Philip Miller W Pts: 6x0 88KG SF
2015 Dallas NoGi Open Lucas Barbosa L Pts: 2x0 88KG F
2015 NoGi Pan Ams David Raab W Pts: 2x0 88KG 4F
2015 NoGi Pan Ams Thiago Sa W Pts: 2x0 88KG SF
2015 NoGi Worlds Gabriel Vieira W Kneebar 85KG 8F
2015 NoGi Worlds C. Negromonte L Armbar 85KG 4F
2015 IBJJF New York Pro Thiago Sa W Pts: 2x2, Adv 94KG SF
2015 IBJJF New York Pro Rafael Barbosa W Pts: 4x2 94KG F
2016 UAEJJF NYC Pro Sean Fisher W Pts: 2x0 77KG 4F
2016 UAEJJF NYC Pro Felipe Cesar L Pts: 4x2 77KG SF
2016 UAEJJF NYC Pro Felipe Cesar L Pts: 4x2 ABS SF
2016 IBJJF Pan American Championship Victor Silverio W Referee Decision 82KG R1
2016 IBJJF Pan American Championship Magid Hage W Pts: 2x0 82KG 8F
2016 IBJJF Pan American Championship JT Torres L Pts: 10x0 82KG 4F
2016 IBJJF Pan American Championship Murilo Santana L Points ABS R1
2016 New York Spring Open Sean Fisher W N/A 82KG SF
2016 World Pro Davi Ramos L Pts: 4x2 77KG R1
2016 IBJJF World Championship Victor Estima W Pts: 6x4 82KG R2
2016 IBJJF World Championship Lucas Leite W Pts: 2x2, Adv 82KG 4F
2016 IBJJF World Championship Gabriel Arges L Kneebar 82KG SF
2016 New York Summer Open Tex Johnson W Points ABS 4F
2016 New York Summer Open Paulo Miyao W Pts: 0x0, Adv ABS SF
2016 NoGi Pan Ams Dustin Akbari W DQ 79KG 4F
2016 NoGi Pan Ams Felipe Cesar L Footlock 79KG SF
2016 NoGi Worlds Dustin Akbari W Straight ankle lock 79KG R1
2016 NoGi Worlds Brian Morizi W Pts: 10x0 79KG 4F
2016 NoGi Worlds Marcelo Mafra L Pts: 0x0, Adv 79KG SF
2016 New York BJJ Pro Joao Ferreira W Armbar 82KG 4F
2016 New York BJJ Pro Felipe Cesar W Pts: 2x0 82KG SF
2016 New York BJJ Pro Otavio Souza L Pts: 12x0 82KG F
2017 European Open Thiago Goiabeira W Pts: 8x0 82KG 8F
2017 European Open Oliver Geddes W Pts: 6x0 82KG 4F
2017 European Open Jaime Canuto W Pts: 6x4 82KG SF
2017 European Open Alec Baulding W Pts: 4x2 82KG F
2017 IBJJF Pan American Championship John Combs L Guillotine 82KG R1
2017 IBJJF World Championship Oliver Geddes W Pts: 5x0 82KG R1
2017 IBJJF World Championship Javier Yamuni W Armbar 82KG 8F
2017 IBJJF World Championship Matheus Spirandeli W Pts: 4x2 82KG 4F
2017 IBJJF World Championship Otavio Sousa W Pts: 2x0, Adv 82KG SF
2017 IBJJF World Championship Gabriel Arges L Choke from back 82KG F
2017 New York Summer Open Thiago Sousa W Cross choke 94KG SF
2017 New York Summer Open Todd Mueckenheim W Points 94KG F
2017 New York Summer Open DJ Jackson W Referee Decision ABS SF
2017 New York Summer Open Mahamed Aly L Choke from mount ABS F
2017 Fight 2 Win 51 Thomas Keenan W Referee Decision 82KG SPF
2017 BJJ New York Pro Lucas Valle W North south choke 82KG 4F
2017 BJJ New York Pro Manuel Ribamar L Pts: 2x2, Adv 82KG SF
2018 European Open Tommy Langaker W North south choke 82KG 4F
2018 European Open Nathan Mendelsohn W Pts: 2x0 82KG SF
2018 Atlanta W. Open Joshua Bacallao W Pts: 5x0 82KG SF
2018 Atlanta W. Open Vitor Oliveira W Pts: 0x0, Adv 82KG F
2018 Atlanta W. Open Rennick Kama W North south choke ABS 4F
2018 Atlanta W. Open Inacio Neto W Adv ABS 4F
2018 IBJJF Pan American Championship Michael Perez W Choke from back 82KG 8F
2018 IBJJF Pan American Championship Otavio Sousa W Pts: 2x0 82KG SF
2018 IBJJF Pan American Championship Gabriel Arges L Pts: 0x0, Adv 82KG F
2018 Fight 2 Win 66 Jose Llanas W Cross choke 82KG SPF
2018 Chicago Spring Open A. Mustakov W Choke 82KG SF
2018 Chicago Spring Open Dante Leon W Adv 82KG F
2018 Washington SPO Thomas Keenan L Points 82KG SF
2018 New York Spring Open Manuel Ribamar W Pts: 2x0 82KG SF
2018 New York Spring Open Nicolas Penzer W Armbar ABS 4F
2018 New York Spring Open Felipe Cesar W Pts: 0x0, Adv ABS SF
2018 New York Spring Open Murilo Santana W Pts: 2x0 ABS F
2018 Brasileiro Unknown W Armbar 82KG R1
2018 Brasileiro Andre Jose Costa W Botinha 82KG 8F
2018 Brasileiro Fabricio Barbarotti W North South Choke 82KG 4F
2018 Brasileiro Romualdo Andrade W Points 82KG SF
2018 Brasileiro Yago Souza W Pts: 0x0, Adv 82KG 4F
2018 IBJJF World Championship Oliver Geddes W Pts: 2x0 82KG R2
2018 World Champ. Thomas Mietz W Pts: 6x0 82KG 8F
2018 World Champ. Yago Souza W Referee Decision 82KG 4F
2018 IBJJF World Championship Tommy Langaker L Choke from back 82KG SF
2018 Washington SU.O. Gilvan Costa W Armbar 88KG F
2018 Washington SU.O. Tim Spriggs L Pts: 0x0, Adv ABS SF
2018 No Gi Pan Am. Piotr Marcin W Estima lock 85KG 4F
2018 No Gi Pan Am. Isaiah Right W Armlock 85KG SF
2018 No Gi Pan Am. Nick Calvanese W Referee Decision 85KG F
2018 NoGi Worlds Kalil Muriel W Pts: 2x0 85KG R2
2018 NoGi Worlds Gabriel Arges W Pts: 6x4 85KG 4F
2018 NoGi Worlds Murilo Santana W Pts: 0x0, Adv 85KG SF
2018 NoGi Worlds Josh Hinger L North South Choke 85KG F
2019 Spyder Invitational Claudio Calasans L Pts: 6x0 100KG 4F
2019 Kasai 5 Romulo Barral W Pts: 4x1 79KG SPF
2019 IBJJF World Championship Felipe Cesar W Pts: 2x0 82KG R2
2019 IBJJF World Championship Michael Liera W Pts: 5x0 82KG 4F
2019 IBJJF World Championship Gabriel Arges L Pts: 2x0 82KG SF
2019 Polaris 11 Tommy Langaker L Referee Decision 85KG SPF
2019 King Of Mats Gustavo Batista L Pts: 14x0 85KG RR
2019 King Of Mats Diego Ramalho W Footlock 85KG RR
2019 King Of Mats Tommy Langaker W Referee Decision 85KG RR
2019 King Of Mats Isaque Bahiense L Pts: 4x4, Adv 85KG SF
2019 King Of Mats Max Lindblad W Estima lock 85KG 3RD
2019 Grand Slam LA Mauricio Oliveira W Pts: 0x0, Pen 85KG SF
2019 Grand Slam LA Manuel Ribamar L Pts: 2x2, Adv 85KG F
2021 Fight 2 Win 173 Rodrigo Tatu W Footlock 83KG SPF
2022 Grand Slam LDN Bradley Hill L Choke from back 85KG 8F
2022 Grand Slam MIA Pedro Cadete W Pts: 7x4 85KG 4F
2022 Grand Slam MIA Manuel Ribamar L Pts: 4x0 85KG SF
2022 Grand Slam MIA Enderson Dias L Pts: 4x3 85KG RPC

7. Marcos Tinoco’s Top Fight Links

Marcos Tinoco VS Henrique Russi / World Master 2019

Marcos Tinoco VS Sergio Rios / World Master 2019

Marcos Tinoco VS Michael Liera Jr. / World Championship 2019

Marcos Tinoco v Tommy Langaker / European 2018

Marcos Tinoco VS Lucas Leite / World Championship 2016

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