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Matheus Felipe Xavier - Decorated BJJ Black Belt

Matheus Felipe Xavier - Decorated BJJ Black Belt

1. Matheus Felipe Xavier’s Details

Matheus Felipe Xavier’s Details
Full Name Matheus Felipe da Silva Xavier
Nickname Tá Danado
Born Natal, Rio Grande do Norte, Northeastern Brazil
Date of Birth N/A
Nationality Brazilian
Academy N/A
College/University N/A
Age 48
Last Fight N/A
Last Weight N/A
Weight Division Pesadíssimo
Weight 100.50 kg / 222.0 lbs
Height N/A
Career disclosed earnings N/A
Fighting out of N/A
Foundational Style Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Rank Black belt
Awarded by Bruno Barreto, Thiago Barreto, and Leonardo Vieira
Head Coach Cristiano Tchê
Favorite Position/Technique Open Guard
Lineage 1 Mitsuyo Maeda > Carlos Gracie > Helio Gracie > Rolls Gracie > Romero Cavalcanti > Roberto Traven > Muzio de Angelis > Burtom Deivisom > Thiago Barreto/Bruno Barreto > Matheus Felipe
Lineage 2 Mitsuyo Maeda > Carlos Gracie Senior > Helio Gracie > Rolls Gracie > Romero (Jacaré) Cavalcanti > Leonardo Vieira > Matheus Felipe
Association   Checkmat
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2. Matheus Felipe Xavier’s Biography

Matheus Xavier was a part of the famous Checkmat team. He got his BJJ training under Bruno and Thiago Baretto. He is one of the most respected BJJ fighters, his reputation is the fruit of his hard work.

Xavier at a very young age got his interest in martial arts by seeing his sister who was getting trained at that time. He is a black belt under Leonardo Vieira with the approval of Bruno and Thiago Baretto. Xavier has also earned the title of IBJJF. That is considered the most honorable title in the BJJ.

2.1. Matheus Xavier’s Early Life

Matheus Xavier spent his childhood in Natal a state in Northeastern Brazil. Then spent the other half of his life in Nova Natal burg.

Xavier was interested in martial arts and was learning Muay Thai. He also fought matches in Muay Thai before starting his career as a BJJ.

2.2. Matheus Nick Name

Matheus Xavier was very passionate about fighting and had an intense working routine. He used to have three training sessions every day, which was quite unusual for any fighter.

His work routine impressed his teammates and coaches so much that they started calling him “Ta Danado,” which is an expression in Portuguese that is commonly referred to as wow in English.

2.3. Matheus Xavier’s Coach name and BJJ Training

Matheus Xavier was 15 when he started his training in Thai boxing because of his interest in fighting. In the meantime, Xavier’s sister was already getting trained as a Jiu-Jitsu fighter, which shows Xavier was not the one who was interested in his house and started new, and no wonder why and from where he got his interest in BJJ.

At 16, Xavier joined Cristiano Tchê’s gym and, under his training, earned the blue belt.

2.4. Training under Barreto brothers

Xavier, to polish his skills after getting his blue belt from Cristiano, went to CheckMat RN. A gym run by Bruno Barretto and Thiago Baretto.

Xavier gained a lot of experience under the Baretto brothers and became one of the best athletes in some time.

After a few months of Xavier’s training, Bruno and Thiago both moved to Abu Dhabi to become a part of one of the projects for BJJ by the local Shiekhs.

2.5. Rising Star Program

Matheus Xavier, after his instructors went to Abu Dhabi, was lost, as he was unaware and had no coaching references.

But this situation lasted not longer than two to three months when Xavier himself was invited to Abu Dhabi to coach.

During Matheus Xavier’s stay in Abu Dhabi, coach Leo Vieira, the head of the CheckMat team created a program for the new BJJ learners and named it “The Rising Star” Program. He made this plan successful with the help of Alvin Phung and Frank Phung.

The purpose of this program is to provide free training and accommodation to newbies.

2.6. Matheus Xavier’s Black Belt

On September 3, 2018, under the coaching and guidance of the Baretto brothers, Matheus Xavier made it to the black belt.

Xavier received his black belt under Leonardo Vieira.

2.7. Matheus Xavier as an Instructor

Matheus Xavier as an instructor is very passionate about BJJ and delivers the same amount of enthusiasm among his students.

He teaches his students with so much devotion and keeps a friendly environment so that no student hesitates while asking any question.

3. Matheus Xavier’s Historic Fights

3.1. Matheus Felipe Xavier x Renato Cardoso

Renato in the start tried to toe-hold Matheus Felipe Xavier but his attempt became unsuccessful. Both fighters were playing very strategically and efficiently. In addition to that they both were trying to get each other.

However, Xavier did the toe hold and got Renato then kept him in Drace choke and won the match.

Year Event Opponent W/L/D Method Stage Weight Class Location
2021 BRA Qualifiers Renato Cardoso W Referee Decision RR 94kgs N/A

3.2. Matheus Felipe Xavier vs. Ali Foladi

Matheus Felipe Xavier was playing very calmly and using his legs to beat Ali Foladi. He switches to orthodox momentarily. He was quite comfortable with his feet playing nice and relaxed moving around and taking the stances.

On the other hand Foladi in the start two minutes didn’t show any move. Xavier took the advantage to throw a punch which was very nicely defended by Foaldi.

Foladi by taking advantage hit on Xavier's face and won the match by knocking him out.

Year Event Opponent W/L/D Method Stage Weight Class Location
2022 One Championship - One 161 Ali Foladi L KO (Punch) Freestyle Middleweight N/A

3.3. Matheus Felipe v Jae McIntosh

Matheus at the very start instantly makes the first move and cross-choked Jae. He kept Jae strangled and after 3 minutes of the match Americana locked and went for the butterfly guard.

Jae was making no move as Matheus didn't let him make any move and won the match by Triangle Choke.

Year Event Opponent W/L/D Method Stage Weight Class Location
2021 World Champ. Jae McIntosh W Triangle R1 Absolute N/A

4. Matheus Felipe Xavier’s Main Achievements

4.1. Matheus Felipe Xavier’s National And International Achievements

Year Event Medal Weight Division
2018 ACBJJ Poland Silver Silver Medal Icon 95kgs
2018 Copa CB Gold Gold Medal Icon 100kgs
2018 Copa CB Gold Gold Medal Icon Absolute
2018 Nordeste Open Silver Silver Medal Icon Absolute
2018 Nordeste Open Silver Silver Medal Icon 100kgs
2019 Rio FO Gold Gold Medal Icon 100kgs
2019 WP BR Qualifier Silver Silver Medal Icon 110kgs
2019 Fortaleza Open Gold Gold Medal Icon 100kgs
2020 European Open Bronze Bronze Medal Icon 100kgs
2020 Munich Open Silver Silver Medal Icon 100kgs
2021 World Pro Bronze Bronze Medal Icon 94kgs
2022 European Open Bronze Bronze Medal Icon Absolute
2023 Emperor OTM Gold Gold Medal Icon 99kgs
2023 ADWP Qualifier Silver Silver Medal Icon 120kgs

4.2. Matheus Felipe Xavier’s Main Achievements (Colored Belts)

Year Event Position Belt
2017 IBJJF World Championship 1st Place Brown
2017 UAEJJF #1 Ranked 1st Place Brown
2018 UAEJJF #1 Ranked 1st Place Brown
2018  UAEJJF Abu Dhabi World Pro 1st Place Brown
2018 UAEJJF Grand Slam Tokyo 1st Place Brown
2018 UAEJJF Grand Slam, London 1st Place Brown
2018 UAEJJF Grand Slam, Abu Dhabi 1st Place Brown
2018 UAEJJF Asian Continental Pro 1st Place Brown
2018  ACBJJ World Championship 2nd Place Brown
2017  UAEJJF Abu Dhabi World Pro 2nd Place Brown
2018 ACBJJ European Championship 2nd Place Brown
2018 ACBJJ North American Championship 2nd Place Brown
2018 IBJJF World Championship 3rd Place Brown

5. Matheus Felipe Xavier BJJ Professional Record Breakdown

Matches Wins Losses
By Points 18 11
By Advantages 02 01
By Submission 10 02
By Decision 02 03
By Penalty 02 01
BY EBI/OT 02 01

5.1. Methods of Submission W/L

Method Wins Losses
CHOKE FROM BACK 00 01
ARM BAR 01 00
SUBMISSION 02 00
KATAGATAME 02 00
FOOTLOCK 01 00
TRIANGLE 01 01
VERBAL TAP 01 00
VIOLIN ARMLOCK 01 00
BOTINHA 01 00

5.2. Matheus Felipe Xavier MMA Pro Grappling Record

Opponent Event W/L Method Year
Ali Foladi One Championship - One 161 L KO (Punch) 2022
Jalison Jalison Potiguar Combat 1 - Pompeu vs. Muganga W TKO (Punches) 2015

6. Matheus Felipe Xavier’s Fight History

Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
Artur Pujszo W Pts: 0x0, Pen ACBJJ Poland 95kgs 4F 2018
Wesley Lopes W Pts: 2x0 ACBJJ Poland 95kgs SF 2018
Seif Houmine L Referee Decision ACBJJ Poland 95kgs F 2018
Erberth Santos L Pts: 0x0, Pen Grand Slam LA Super Heavyweight 4F 2018
Tanner Rice L Pts: 0x0, Adv Grand Slam LA Super Heavyweight 3RD 2018
Orisvaldo Martins W Katagatame Copa CB 100kgs F 2018
Orisvaldo Martins W Katagatame Copa CB Absolute SF 2018
R. Rodrigues W Botinha Copa CB Absolute F 2018
William Martins W Points Nordeste Open Absolute SF 2018
Adson Salles W Points Nordeste Open 100kgs SF 2018
Breno Maia W Pts: 15x0 Rio FO 100kgs 4F 2019
Joao Soares W Pts: 5x0 Rio FO 100kgs SF 2019
Thiago Andrade W Pts: 0x0, Adv Rio FO 100kgs F 2019
Fabio Martins W DQ WP BR Qualifier Super Heavyweight SF 2019
Joao Rocha L Pts: 4x2 WP BR Qualifier Super Heavyweight F 2019
Herico Hesley W Points Fortaleza Open 100kgs F 2019
Fellipe Anselmo W Points Fortaleza Open Absolute R1 2019
Wilson Almeida L Points Fortaleza Open Absolute 4F 2019
Pedro Elias W Pts: 4x4, Pen European Open Absolute R1 2020
Mathias Luna L Pts: 2x0 European Open Absolute R2 2020
Tanner Rice W Pts: 0x0, Adv European Open 100kgs 4F 2020
Igor Schneider L Pts: 4x0 European Open 100kgs SF 2020
Seif Houmine L Referee Decision Munich Open 100kgs F 2020
Khasan Varando L Pts: 1x0 Asia Cont. Pro Super Heavyweight 4F 2021
Khasan Varando W Pts: 9x0 Asia Cont. Pro Super Heavyweight RPC 2021
Sultan Al Ali W Armbar Asia Cont. Pro Super Heavyweight 3RD 2021
Walter Santos W Pts: 1x0 Grand Slam MSK Super Heavyweight RR 2021
Roosevelt Sousa L Pts: 3x0 Grand Slam MSK Super Heavyweight RR 2021
Anderson Munis W Pts: 2x1 BRA Qualifiers 94kgs RR 2021
Francisco Lima W Violin armlock BRA Qualifiers 94kgs RR 2021
Renato Cardoso W Referee Decision BRA Qualifiers 94kgs RR 2021
Bruno Lima W Referee Decision World Pro 94kgs 4F 2021
Erich Munis L Pts: 2x1 World Pro 94kgs SF 2021
Ariel Delgado W Submission World Pro 94kgs RPC 2021
Arsen Shapie W Pts: 4x0 World Pro 94kgs 3RD 2021
Jae McIntosh W Triangle World Champ. Absolute R1 2021
Fellipe Andrew L Pts: 5x0 World Champ. Absolute 8F 2021
Diogo Oliveira W Pts: 2x0 World Champ. 100kgs R1 2021
Erich Munis L Pts: 8x2 World Champ. 100kgs 8F 2021
Lucas Giraud W Verbal tap Teams Cup N/A RR 2021
Henrique Cardoso L Choke from back Teams Cup N/A RR 2021
Ithalo Lopes D --- Teams Cup N/A RR 2021
Alex Munis D --- Teams Cup N/A RR 2021
Wesley Caixet W Pts: 2x0 European Open 100kgs R1 2022
Yatan Bueno L Pts: 2x0 European Open 100kgs 4F 2022
M. Bayraktar W Pts: 17x0 European Open Absolute R1 2022
Almog Britsch W Footlock European Open Absolute 8F 2022
Shane Fishman W Pts: 13x0 European Open Absolute 4F 2022
Fellipe Andrew L Triangle European Open Absolute SF 2022
Bjorn Wallat L Referee Decision Grand Slam LDN Super Heavyweight 4F 2022
Andrzej Iwat W Pts: 3x1 Grand Slam LDN Super Heavyweight RPC 2022
Bjorn Wallat W Submission Grand Slam LDN Super Heavyweight 3RD 2022
Andre Porfirio L EBI/OT Emperor OTM Asolute R1 2023
Idris Aliev W EBI/OT Emperor OTM 99kgs SF 2023
Emad Alsumait W EBI/OT Emperor OTM 99kgs F 2023 xcq
Wallace Costa W Pts: 4x3 ADWP Qualifier Super Heavyweight 4F 2023
Rodrigo Ribeiro W Pts: 7x6 ADWP Qualifier Super Heavyweight SF 2023
Felipe Bezerra L Pts: 8x6 ADWP Qualifier Super Heavyweight F 2023

7. Matheus Felipe Xavier’s Top Fights

Matheus Felipe Xavier x Renato Cardoso | Brazil Qualifer final

Matheus Felipe vs. Ali Foladi | ONE Championship Full Fight

Matheus Felipe v Jae McIntosh / World Championship 2021

Photo Credit: @matheustadanado

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