Table of Contents
- 1. Thalison Soares’ Details
- 2. Thalison Soares’ Biography
- 2.1. Thalison Soares’ Early Life
- 2.2. An Active Athlete
- 2.3. Started BJJ But Soon Left
- 2.4. Re-Started BJJ After His Father’s Death
- 2.5. Joined Laercio Junior and Robson Corriea’s Academy
- 2.6. Thalison Soares’s Struggle While Competing in BJJ Competitions
- 2.7. Moved to Sao Paulo to Train under Cicero Costha
- 2.8. Lived With the Team PSLPB
- 2.9. The Name “Little Miyao”
- 3. Founder of The Academy Byron Bay
- 4. Thalison Soares’ BJJ Combats
- 4.1. International Debut
- 4.2. European Open Champion
- 4.3. IBJJF World Champion
- 4.4. IBJJF World No-Gi Champion
- 4.5. Promoted to Black Belt
- 4.6. IBJJF Pan Pac Championship
- 4.7. IBJJF Pan Championship
- 5. Thalison Soares’ Historic Fights
- 5.1. Thalison Soares Vs. Welerson Goncalves
- 5.2. Thalison Soares Vs. Kristian Woodmansee
- 5.3. Thalison Soares Vs. Matheus Rossi
- 6. Thalison Soares’ Championships
- 7. Thalison Soares’ Championships (Medals)
- 7.1. Abu Dhabi Grand Slam Moscow
- 7.2. Abu Dhabi Jiu-Jitsu Championship
- 7.3. Abu Dhabi Grand Slam London
- 7.4. Europe Continental Pro Jiu-Jitsu Gi Championship
- 7.5. North America Continental Pro Jiu-Jitsu Gi Championship
- 7.6. Netherlands National Pro Jiu-Jitsu Championship Gi and No-Gi
- 7.7. Slovenia National Pro Jiu-Jitsu Gi Championship
- 7.8. Abu Dhabi Grand Slam
- 7.9. Abu Dhabi Grand Slam Rio de Janeiro
- 7.10. Abu Dhabi Grand Slam Los Angeles
- 7.11. British National Pro Jiu-Jitsu Championship
- 7.12. Europe Continental Pro Jiu-Jitsu
- 7.13. Abu Dhabi Grand Slam Jiu-Jitsu Tokyo
- 8. Thalison Soares’ Main Achievements (Belts)
- 9. Thalison Soares’ Main Achievements
- 10. Thalison Soares’ BJJ Professional Record Breakdown
- 11. Thalison Soares’ BJJ Fight History
- 12. Thalison Soares’ Top Fight Links
1. Thalison Soares’ Details
|Name||Thalison Vitorino Soares|
|Born||Manacapuru, Amazonas, Brazil|
|Date of Birth||21 May 1999|
|Last Fight||IBJJF European Open 2023|
|Last Weigh In||Rooster Weight|
|Weight Class||Peso Galo (57.5 Kg / 127 lbs)|
|Weight||57.5 Kg / 127 lbs|
|Career Disclosed Earning||N/A|
|Fighting out of||Brazil|
|Foundational Style||Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu|
|Favorite Technique||Berimbolo / Pressure Passing|
|Rank||BJJ Black Belt|
|Awarded by||Cicero Costha|
|Head Coach||Cicero Costha|
|Lineage||Carlos Gracie > Helio Gracie > Rickson Gracie > Marcelo Behring > Waldomiro Perez > Roberto Godoi > Marco Barbosa > Cicero Costha > Thalison Soares|
|Team Association||The Academy Byron Bay
Art of Jiu-Jitsu (AOJ)
2. Thalison Soares’ Biography
Thalison Soares is a BJJ Black Belt under Cicero Costha. He represented the Projeto Social Lutando Pelo Bem (PSLPB) which was led by Cicero Costha. Today, Thalison Soares is the founder and head coach of The Academy Byron Bay. Thalison Soares is one of the best Roosterweight fighters of Team PSLPB. He became a famous grappler even when he was a colored belt.
2.1. Thalison Soares’ Early Life
Thalison Soares was born in Manacapuru, Amazonas, Brazil on 21 May 1999. He was later brought up in Manaus.
2.2. An Active Athlete
Thalison was an active child. He took part in almost every extra-curricular activity in school. He was on the school’s football team. Other than football, he was an efficient swimmer from a young age.
2.3. Started BJJ But Soon Left
When Thalison turned 10, he came to know about Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. He instantly liked the sport and wanted to learn it. He joined a BJJ academy but unfortunately, had to leave the academy because of his parents’ separation. Thalison then moved to another town with his father and left BJJ.
He wanted to learn BJJ but little did he know that he would end up as a BJJ champion.
2.4. Re-Started BJJ After His Father’s Death
For almost two years, Thalison didn’t practice BJJ. It was because of his father’s health. Thalison then suffered the loss of his father as he died after 2 years. Though it was a great loss for Thalison but being a strong guy, he handled himself very well.
After his father’s death, Thalison came back to Manaus and decided to join a BJJ academy. It was a tough time for him to survive on his own, so he returned to Manaus.
2.5. Joined Laercio Junior and Robson Corriea’s Academy
At that time Laercio Junior and Robson Corriea had started a BJJ project where they invited people to enhance the sport of BJJ. They aimed to train practitioners to form a strong BJJ team. They even started free classes to grab the attention of people.
They met Thalison and offered him to join their class. Thalison himself was interested in BJJ, so he took the offer. He trained under the two Black Belts and sharpened his techniques that he had learned a long time ago.
2.6. Thalison Soares’s Struggle While Competing in BJJ Competitions
It was Laercio Junior and Robson Corriea who promoted Thalison to his Green Belt. They even encouraged him to compete in BJJ competitions. At that time Thalison practiced and competed in BJJ as a distraction to accept his father’s sudden death. He competed in every tournament that was conducted in the Amazonas. He wanted to compete in big tournaments but Amaonas didn’t have many opportunities.
To collect money, Thalison sold raffle tickets so that he could pay competitions’ entrance fees.
2.7. Moved to Sao Paulo to Train under Cicero Costha
Mr. Melqui Galvão, father of Mica Galvão, discussed with Thalison about moving to Sao Paulo as Sao Paulo had greater opportunities for young and struggling grapplers. It was then that Thalison thought of training under Master Cicero Costha.
Thalison had already decided to pursue BJJ professionally, he just wanted to refine his skills and to earn money by winning championships. Melqui Galvão helped Thalison a lot in moving to Sao Paulo, and he was the one who introduced Thalison to Master Cicero Costha.
Thalison’s mother supported him in his endeavor. When Melqui Galvão told Cicero Costha about Thalison, Costha agreed to train him after seeing the young talent and his mother’s consent.
2.8. Lived With the Team PSLPB
Thalison Soares was only 15 years old when he moved to Sao Paulo to train under the legendary Master Cicero Costha. Cicero Costha allowed him to stay at the team PSLPB’s “Fighter House”.
Team PSLPB (Projeto Social Lutando Pelo Bem) was led by Master Cicero Costha and the practitioners of the team used to stay at the “Fighter House”.
2.9. The Name “Little Miyao”
Living together with different fighters at the “Fighter House”, gave Thalison a chance to learn from different other fighters. The Miyao brothers, Joao and Paulo Miyao, were also in the PSLPB team, due to which Thalison learned a lot from them. As his fighting style resembles the Miyao brothers, he was called “Little Miyao”.
3. Founder of The Academy Byron Bay
In 2017, Thalison Soares had learned BJJ which ultimately made him financially stable. He had built the name of an accomplished grappler. In 2019, while he was competing in BJJ competitions, Thalison decided to open his own academy. He then opened his own academy in New South Wales, Australia, “The Academy Byron Bay ”.
4. Thalison Soares’ BJJ Combats
4.1. International Debut
In 2016, Thalison made his international debut at the IBJJF World Championship. It was Thalison’s first international championship. He won the championship by flying colors. He won the first place in the 2016 No-Gi IBJJF World championship as a Blue Belt.
4.2. European Open Champion
The same year, 2016, Thalison won the first place in the IBJJF European Open Juvenile Championship.
4.3. IBJJF World Champion
Thalison became the IBJJF World Champion thrice in a row from 2017 to 2019 in the color belt division. He just wanted to be exposed to bigger championships and as soon as Thalison got the chance, he proved how efficient a fighter he is.
4.4. IBJJF World No-Gi Champion
Not only did Thalison aced in Gi matches but also in No-Gi. He won the first place IBJJF World No-Gi Championship twice in a row, in 2017 and 2018.
4.5. Promoted to Black Belt
In June 2019, Thalison Soares was promoted to Black Belt by Master Cicero Costha.
4.6. IBJJF Pan Pac Championship
In 2019, Thalison won the first place at the IBJJF Pan Pac Championship as a Black Belt.
4.7. IBJJF Pan Championship
Later in 2022, Thalison Soares became the IBJJF Pan Champion.
5. Thalison Soares’ Historic Fights
5.1. Thalison Soares Vs. Welerson Goncalves
Video Credit: @IBJJF
Welerson Goncalves is a BJJ Black Belt under Polengue Dias. Open Guard, being his favorite technique, he grabbed Thalison by the grips and scored an advantage point. Thalison then grabbed a hold of Thalison’s Gi pants, locked his legs and gained a dominant position. Thalison climbed on Welerson’s back and kept him in position via his legs wrapped out around Welerson’s legs.
Thalison then applied the submission. He then submitted Welerson via Choke from Back and became the 2022 IBJJF European Open Champion.
|2012||IBJJF European Open||Welerson Gonclaves||Win||Submission By Choke from Back||Final||Rooster Weight||Rome, Italy|
5.2. Thalison Soares Vs. Kristian Woodmansee
Video Credit: @IBJJF
Kristian Woodmansee is a BJJ Black Belt under Andre Galvao. During the start of the match, Kristian was the one on top of Thalison but within seconds, Thalison transitioned into a dominant position. This is the exceptional game of Thalison. He gives his opponent no time to adjust rather he goes for the transition and later submission.
Kristian resisted the submission, he tried to lift Thalison to break his grips but once Thalison had applied the submission he did not back off. He then submitted Kristian via Choke from Back in just 4 minutes and 37 seconds.
|2020||IBJJF European Open Championship||Kristian Woodmansee||Win||Submission By Choke from Back||R1||Rooster Weight||Lisbon, Portugal|
5.3. Thalison Soares Vs. Matheus Rossi
Video Credit: @IBJJF
Thalison Soares faced Matheus Rossi in the quarterfinals of IBJJF Pan Championship 2022. As soon as Matheus got on the top, Thalison immediately spun under him grabbing his Gi. Thalison wrapped himself around Matheus so well that gave Matheus little to no movement. And that is why Thalison is sometimes termed as Berimbolo King. Thalison then transitioned to the footlock position and submitted Matheus Rossi via Botinha in just 1 minute and 34 seconds.
|2022||IBJJF Pan Championship||Matheus Rossi||Win||Submission By Botinha||4F||Rooster Weight||Kissimmee, Florida|
6. Thalison Soares’ Championships
|2022||IBJJF Pan Championship||Rooster Weight||1st|
|2019||IBJJF World Championship No-Gi||Rooster Weight||1st|
|2022||IBJJF European Open Championship||Rooster Weight||1st|
|2023||IBJJF European Open Championship||Rooster Weight||1st|
|2019||UAEJJF Grand Slam, Moscow||Rooster Weight||2nd|
7. Thalison Soares’ Championships (Medals)
7.1. Abu Dhabi Grand Slam Moscow
7.2. Abu Dhabi Jiu-Jitsu Championship
7.3. Abu Dhabi Grand Slam London
7.4. Europe Continental Pro Jiu-Jitsu Gi Championship
7.5. North America Continental Pro Jiu-Jitsu Gi Championship
7.6. Netherlands National Pro Jiu-Jitsu Championship Gi and No-Gi
7.7. Slovenia National Pro Jiu-Jitsu Gi Championship
7.8. Abu Dhabi Grand Slam
7.9. Abu Dhabi Grand Slam Rio de Janeiro
7.10. Abu Dhabi Grand Slam Los Angeles
7.11. British National Pro Jiu-Jitsu Championship
7.12. Europe Continental Pro Jiu-Jitsu
7.13. Abu Dhabi Grand Slam Jiu-Jitsu Tokyo
8. Thalison Soares’ Main Achievements (Belts)
|2017||IBJJF World Championship||Purple||1st|
|2018||IBJJF World Championship||Purple||1st|
|2019||IBJJF World Championship||Brown||1st|
|2017||IBJJF World Championship No-Gi||Purple||1st|
|2018||IBJJF World Championship No-Gi||Brown||1st|
|2016||IBJJF World Championship Juvenile No-Gi||Blue||1st|
|2017||IBJJF Pans Championship||Purple||1st|
|2018||IBJJF Pans Championship||Purple||1st|
|2019||IBJJF Pans Championship||Brown||1st|
|2017||IBJJF European Open||Blue||1st|
|2018||IBJJF European Open||Purple||1st|
|2019||IBJJF European Open||Brown||1st|
|2017||IBJJF European Open No-Gi||Purple||1st|
|2016||IBJJF European Open Juvenile||Blue||1st|
|2017||CBJJ Brazilian Nationals||Purple||1st|
|2018||CBJJ Brazilian Nationals||Purple||1st|
|2019||CBJJ Brazilian Nationals||Brown||1st|
|2018||CBJJ Brazilian Nationals No-Gi||Brown||1st|
|2015||CBJJ Brazilian Nationals Juvenile||Blue||1st|
|2016||CBJJ Brazilian Nationals Juvenile||Blue||1st|
|2017||UAEJJF Abu Dhabi World Pro||Purple||1st|
|2018||UAEJJF Abu Dhabi World Pro||Purple||1st|
|2019||UAEJJF Abu Dhabi World Pro||Brown||1st|
|2016||CBJJ Brazilian Nationals Juvenile||Blue||2nd|
9. Thalison Soares’ Main Achievements
9.1. Gi Tournaments
|2022||IBJJF Pan Championship||Rooster Weight||1st|
|2017||IBJJF Pans Championship||Rooster Weight||1st|
|2018||IBJJF Pans Championship||Rooster Weight||1st|
|2019||IBJJF Pans Championship||Rooster Weight||1st|
9.2. No-Gi Tournaments
|2019||IBJJF World Championship No-Gi||Rooster Weight||1st|
|2017||IBJJF World Championship No-Gi||Rooster Weight||1st|
|2018||IBJJF World Championship No-Gi||Rooster Weight||1st|
|2018||CBJJ Brazilian Nationals No-Gi||Rooster Weight||1st|
|2017||IBJJF European Open No-Gi||Rooster Weight||1st|
10. Thalison Soares’ BJJ Professional Record Breakdown
|28 Matches||22 Wins||6 Losses|
10.1. Submission W/L Methods
|Submission Method||12 Wins||0 Losses|
|Choke from Back||4||0|
|Arm in Ezekiel||1||0|
|Rear Naked Choke||2||0|
11. Thalison Soares’ BJJ Fight History
|2019||Grand Slam MSK||Fred Guimaraes||W||Pts: 15x0||Rooster Weight||RR|
|2019||Grand Slam MSK||Carlos Alberto||L||Pts: 0x0, Adv||Rooster Weight||RR|
|2019||Pan Pac||Rodrigo Oiye||W||Choke||Rooster Weight||SF|
|2019||Pan Pac||Hideyuki Yamada||W||Armbar||Rooster Weight||F|
|2019||NoGi Worlds||David Zennario||W||Rear Naked Choke||Rooster Weight||4F|
|2019||NoGi Worlds||Marko Tapani||W||Rear Naked Choke||Rooster Weight||SF|
|2019||NoGi Worlds||Rodnei Barbosa||W||Pts: 2x0||Rooster Weight||F|
|2020||European Open||Kristian Woodmansee||W||Choke from Back||Rooster Weight||R1|
|2020||European Open||Bruno Malfacine||W||Pts: 4x4, Adv||Rooster Weight||4F|
|2020||European Open||Koji Shibamoto||W||Pts: 8x6||Rooster Weight||SF|
|2020||European Open||Tomoyuki Hashimoto||L||DQ||Rooster Weight||F|
|2021||Classic JJ||Stewart Nicoll||W||Referee Decision||N/A||SPF|
|2021||Classic Pro||Warren Blackie||W||Heel hook||N/A||SPF|
|2021||BRA Qualifiers||Nathannael Fernandes||L||Pts: 4x4||Rooster Weight||4F|
|2021||World Champ.||Estevan Martinez||W||Arm in Ezekiel||Rooster Weight||R1|
|2021||World Champ.||Bruno Malfacine||L||Referee Decision||Rooster Weight||4F|
|2022||Subversion||Jeremy Skinner||L||Referee Decision||N/A||SPF|
|2022||European Open||Lucas Feitosa||W||Choke from back||Rooster Weight||4F|
|2022||European Open||Welerson Goncalves||W||Choke from Back||Rooster Weight||F|
|2022||Pan American||Matheus Rossi||W||Botinha||Rooster Weight||4F|
|2022||Pan American||Estevan Martinez||W||Pts: 0x0, Adv||Rooster Weight||SF|
|2022||Pan American||Bebeto Oliveira||L||Pts: 4x4, Adv||Rooster Weight||F|
|2022||SD Open||Osamah Almarwai||W||Points||Rooster Weight||F|
|2022||World Champ.||Frank Cespedes||W||Pts: 14x8||Rooster Weight||4F|
|2022||World Champ.||Cleber Sousa||W||Pts: 6x4||Rooster Weight||SF|
|2022||World Champ.||Bebeto Oliveira||W||Pts: 2x0||Rooster Weight||F|
|2023||European Open||Taliyah Danforth||W||Choke from Back||Rooster Weight||SF|
|2023||European Open||Welerson Goncalves||W||Cachecol Choke||Rooster Weight||F|
12. Thalison Soares’ Top Fight Links
Thalison Soares VS Bruno Malfacine / European Championship 2020
Thalison Soares v Bebeto Oliveira / World Championship 2022
Thalison Soares VS Estevan Garcia / World Championship 2019
Thalison Soares v Welerson Gonçalves / European 2022
Thalison Soares v Cleber Sousa / World Championship 2022