Tim Spriggs - BJJ World Champion and Guillotine Expert
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Table of Contents
- 1. Tim Spriggs Details
- 2. Tim Spriggs Biography
- 2.1. Interest in Sports
- 2.2. Practise Karate
- 2.3. Joined BJJ
- 2.4. Dedication to BJJ
- 2.5. BJJ Pro Combats
- 3. Tim Spriggs’s Historic Fights
- 3.1. Tim Spriggs Vs. Kaynan Duarte
- 3.2. Tim Spriggs Vs. Matheus Diniz
- 3.3. Tim Spriggs Vs. Inacio Neto
- 4. Tim Spriggs’s Main Achievements
- 4.1. Tim Spriggs Achievements in International Tournaments
- 4.2. Tim Spiggs’s Black Belt Achievements
- 4.3. Tim Spiggs’s Colored Belt Achievements
- 5. Tim Spriggs Professional Record Breakdown
- 6. Tim Spriggs Fight History
- 7. Top Fights Links
1. Tim Spriggs Details
|Born||Columbia, Maryland, USA|
|Date of Birth||10-10-1991|
|Weight||94 kg (207 lbs)|
|Weight Division||Peso Pesado (94 kg / 207 lbs)|
|Last Weigh in||120 kg|
|Career Disclosed Earnings||N/A|
|Rank||2nd Degree Black Belt|
|Head Coach||Julius Park|
|Favorite Technique||Morote Seoi Nage (drop)|
|Lineage||Carlos Gracie (senior) -> Helio Gracie -> Rickson Gracie -> Jorge Pereira -> Leonardo Dalla -> Lloyd Irvin -> Julius Park -> Tim Spriggs|
|Team Association||Crazy 88/Team Lloyd Irvin|
2. Tim Spriggs Biography
Timothy Michael Spriggs, also known as Trim Spriggs is a BJJ Black Belt who made his name in the heavyweight division. He was born in Maryland USA on 10 October 1991. He won various major competitions in his colored belt and Black Belt career. He represented Crazy 88 academy which is affiliated with Lloyd Irvin’s academy.
2.1. Interest in Sports
Tim Spriggs was fond of sports from his childhood. He started his sports career with football. But he could not continue this sport as a career and focused on Martial Arts.
2.2. Practise Karate
At the age of 16, Tim Spriggs was interested in martial arts. His interest in martial arts increased after watching the reality show “The Ultimate Fighter (TUF)”. In this show, various types of martial arts fighters participated.
Among various martial arts, Tim joined Karate. After 1 year of Karate practice, Tim changed his interests, he wanted to learn some type of martial arts that also ensures defense in real-life situations like street fights.
2.3. Joined BJJ
After one year of Karate practice, Tim decided to leave Karate and joined BJJ. He had a BJJ school near his house. He decided to give it a try. When he joined BJJ school, he was the only teenager in the academy.
Tim’s academy was named Crazy 88 and the first coach was named Julius Park. Crazy 88 academy is affiliated with Lloyd Irvin academy. This academy became the first and last academy of Tim’s BJJ career. Tim received all his belts from his first coach, Julius Park.
2.4. Dedication to BJJ
Tim Spriggs was very dedicated to BJJ. He passed school and joined college and university, but he never left BJJ. After graduating from university, Tim again started 4 sessions a day to become the best grappler. In his college life, he was a Blue Belt who competed in international competitions. He visited various countries to compete.
2.5. BJJ Pro Combats
World Expo Grand Slam Champion
Tim Spriggs became a prominent name among the BJJ fighters of America after winning a tough championship of World Expo GP in 2013 in the Brown Belt division. He faced the top Brown Belts in this championship.
In the final, he showcased a great performance against a tough competitor, Thiago Sá Fortes. This was the time, Tim became one of the top grapplers in America.
Promoted to Black Belt
In 2014, Tim Spriggs won the Pan American Championship in both weight and absolute divisions. After his fabulous victory as a Brown Belt, Tim Spriggs was promoted to Black Belt by his coach, Julius Park.
Tim Spriggs received his Black Belt in August 2014. This ceremony was hosted by the leader of Crazy 88 academy, Lloyd Irvin.
Second Degree Black Belt
Lloyd Irvin Jr. granted Tim Spriggs his second strip on his Black Belt on 23 December 2022. Lloyd Irvin Jr. and Tim Spriggs himself announced the promotion through his social media account.
Tim Spriggs who is multiple times world champion in Gi and NoGi championships was associated with Lloyd Irvin’s affiliated gym since his teenage. He was also promoted to Black Belt in the ceremony organized by Lloyd Irvin.
Champion in Various Major Tournaments
Tim became champion in various major championships in his colored belt division. He became World No-Gi champion, Pan American Champion, and European Open Champion in his Purple Belt division. While in the Brown Belt division, he won the World Championship and Pan Championship.
In the Black Belt division, he became champion in World No-Gi, ADCC East Coast Trials Five Super League, WNO Championship, and IBJJF NY Spring Open. He is also a Bronze winner in the World Championship of 2014 and 2016 and the Pan American Championship in 2015 and 2016.
3. Tim Spriggs’s Historic Fights
3.1. Tim Spriggs Vs. Kaynan Duarte
In the 2021 WNO final, Tim Spriggs faced Kaynan Duarte. Both fighters started the match with high energy. At the start of the match, both competitors executed some BJJ moves.
After a few minutes, Kaynan Duarte applied a pulling guard and that was changed into a single leg lock. Spriggs did his best to escape his strangled legs but Kaynan was very persistent with his position.
Duarte took Tim into danger with his Heel Hook and Calf Slicer. But finally, Spriggs escaped excellently, and again stood up and was ready for another try. Duarte again applied a pulling guard. Tim tried a Knee cut pass and then stepped back.
At the end of the match, Tim tried for Leg Lock. Kaynan also countered with Leg Lock. Tim strangled Kanan with a Heel Hook. Kaynan Duarte could not tolerate that heel hook and gave a submission.
|2021||WNO||Kaynan Duarte||Win||Inside Heel Hook||Final||Absolute|
3.2. Tim Spriggs Vs. Matheus Diniz
Tim Spriggs faced Matheus Diniz in IBJJF Summer Open 2013. Tim Spriggs took down Matheus Diniz at the start of the match and scored two points for his fantastic takedown. He mounted Diniz and strangled him strongly.
Diniz did his best to escape but Spriggs again took him down and scored four points. Diniz tried to push away Tim but Tim resisted. And again mounted him completely. Tim scored another four points for full mount.
After great efforts, Diniz stood up and tried to escape from full guard. Tim rapidly applied the arm bar. Diniz resisted this armbar. After a few minutes. Diniz found a loose grip around his arm and rapidly went for a takedown.
At the end of the match, Tim applied a triangle and then full guard. Tim Spriggs won the match with Points.
|2013||IBJJF New York Summer Open||Matheus Diniz||Win||Points||N/A||Absolute|
3.3. Tim Spriggs Vs. Inacio Neto
Tim Spriggs and Inacio Neto faced each other in a match of the IBJJF New York Open 2013. Both fighters are tough competitors of their weight class. Tim is various times a champion in major tournaments while Neto was runner-up in Pan American the same year.
Tim Spriggs started the match with an excellent takedown. He completely mounted Neto and scored four points. Neto tried to escape but Tim again mounted him and scored four points. Inacio abruptly changed the situation and took the top position and scored points.
Tim applied full guard. To escape from the full guard, Neto stood up and escaped from the grip of Tim’s legs. Inacio again applied a pulling guard. But he did not persist in his guard and Tim swept his guard. Tim actively tried to take Inacio’s back.
Inacio also moved actively and did not let him strangle him from the back. At the end of the match, Tim Spriggs won the match by points.
|2013||IBJJF New York Summer Open||Inacio Neto||Win||Points||N/A||Absolute|
4. Tim Spriggs’s Main Achievements
4.1. Tim Spriggs Achievements in International Tournaments
|2012||IBJJF Pan Championship||Heavyweight||1st|
|2012||IBJJF European Open||Absolute||1st|
|2013||World Expo Grand Slam||Heavyweight||1st|
|2013||IBJJF World NoGi Championship||Heavyweight||1st|
|2013||IBJJF Pan American Championship||Heavyweight||1st|
|2014||IBJJF World Championship||Heavyweight||1st|
|2014||IBJJF Pan American Championship||Heavyweight/Absolute||1st|
|2015||IBJJF NY Spring Open||94kg||1st|
|2015||FIVE Super League||Absolute||1st|
|2018||IBJJF World Championship||Absolute||1st|
|2018||ADCC East Coast Trials||99kg||1st|
4.2. Tim Spiggs’s Black Belt Achievements
|2014||IBJJF World No-Gi||Black Belt||3rd|
|2015||IBJJF NY Spring Open||Black Belt||1st|
|2015||FIVE Super League||Black Belt||1st|
|2015||IBJJF Pan American Championship||Black Belt||3rd|
|2016||IBJJF World Championship||Black Belt||3rd|
|2016||IBJJF Pan Championship||Black Belt||3rd|
|2017||IBJJF NY BJJ Pro||Black Belt||2nd|
|2018||IBJJF World No-Gi||Black Belt||1st|
|2018||ADCC East Coast Trials||Black Belt||1st|
|2021||WNO Championship||Black Belt||1st|
4.3. Tim Spiggs’s Colored Belt Achievements
|2012||IBJJF Pan American Championship||Purple Belt||1st|
|2012||IBJJF European Open||Purple Belt||1st|
|2013||IBJJF World No-Gi Championship||Purple Belt||1st|
|2013||IBJJF Pan American Championship||Purple Belt||1st|
|2013||World Expo Grand Slam||Brown Belt||1st|
|2014||IBJJF World Championship||Brown Belt||1st|
|2014||IBJJF Pan Championship||Brown Belt||1st|
5. Tim Spriggs Professional Record Breakdown
5.1. Tim’s Professional Record Break
|98 Matches||66 Wins||32 Loses|
5.2. Tim’s Submission Methods
|Method||18 Wins||8 Loses|
|Bow and Arrow||2||0|
|Choke From Back||3||2|
|Inside Heel Hook||2||2|
|Arm in Ezekiel||1||1|
6. Tim Spriggs Fight History
|2014||Copa Podio||Luiz Panza||W||Pts: 3x2||94KG|
|2014||Copa Podio||Leo Nogueira||L||Pts: 5x0||94KG|
|2014||Copa Podio||Travis Stevens||L||Pts: 7x0||94KG|
|2014||Atlanta Open||Paul Elezaj||W||Points||94KG|
|2014||NoGi Worlds||Jason Selva||W||Kata Gatame||ABS|
|2014||NoGi Worlds||Murilo Santana||W||Adv||ABS|
|2014||NoGi Worlds||Yuri Simoes||L||Pts: 8x2||ABS|
|2014||NoGi Worlds||E. Inojosa||W||Kata Gatame||94KG|
|2014||NoGi Worlds||Roberto Alencar||W||Pts: 0x0, Adv||94KG|
|2014||NoGi Worlds||Lucas Leite||L||Pts: 8x0||94KG|
|2014||World Expo||Leo Nogueira||W||Pts: 10x0||ABS|
|2014||Copa Podio||P. Hulk||W||Choke from back||94KG|
|2015||Pan American||Diogo Almeida||W||Bow and arrow||ABS|
|2015||Pan American||Keenan Cornelius||L||Referee Decision||ABS|
|2015||Pan American||Eliot Kelly||W||Pts: 2x0||94KG|
|2015||Pan American||Marcelo Mafra||W||Choke from back||94KG|
|2015||Pan American||Lucas Rocha||L||Pts: 2x0||94KG|
|2015||NY Spring Open||Kevin Sheridan||W||Points||94KG|
|2015||NY Spring Open||Roberto Torralbas||W||Points||94KG|
|2015||NY Spring Open||Tanner Rice||W||Referee Decision||ABS|
|2015||NY Spring Open||Francisco Iturralde||L||DQ||ABS|
|2015||Copa Podio||Erberth Santos||W||Pts: 2x0||95KG|
|2015||Copa Podio||Nelton Pontes||W||Pts: 4x0||95KG|
|2015||Copa Podio||F. Reis||W||Pts: 5x0||95KG|
|2015||Copa Podio||Vinny Magalhaes||W||Adv||95KG|
|2015||Copa Podio||Felipe Pena||L||Pts: 2x0||95KG|
|2015||Copa Podio||Erberth Santos||L||Pts: 0x0, Adv||95KG|
|2015||World Champ.||Manuel Diaz||W||Adv||ABS|
|2015||World Champ.||Keenan Cornelius||L||Pts: 8x2||ABS|
|2015||World Champ.||Tarcisio Jardim||W||Kata Gatame||94KG|
|2015||World Champ.||Keenan Cornelius||W||Pts: 2x0||94KG|
|2015||World Champ.||Lucas Leite||L||Referee Decision||94KG|
|2015||FIVE SL||Bruno Bastos||W||Referee Decision||ABS|
|2015||FIVE SL||Lucas Rocha||W||Pts: 2x0||ABS|
|2015||FIVE SL||Yuri Simoes||W||Pts: 2x0||ABS|
|2016||Pan American||Carlos Farias||W||Pts: 17x0||ABS|
|2016||Pan American||Otavio Nalati||W||Pts: 0x0, Adv||ABS|
|2016||Pan American||Joao Rocha||W||Pts: 5x2||ABS|
|2016||Pan American||Bernardo Faria||L||Choke from back||ABS|
|2017||Washington Open||William Shannon||W||N/A||100KG|
|2017||Washington Open||Chris Devallag||W||N/A||ABS|
|2017||ADCC||J. Pietkainen||W||Pts: 6x0||O99KG|
|2017||F2W 53||Leo Nogueira||W||Referee Decision||99KG|
|2017||BJJ NY Pro||Alexandre Bueno||W||N/A||94KG|
|2017||BJJ NY Pro||Keenan Cornelius||L||Pts: 9x0||94KG|
|2018||F2W 64||Rafael Lovato||L||RNC||100KG|
|2018||Pan American||Matheus Diniz||W||Pts: 7x0||ABS|
|2018||Pan American||Keenan Cornelius||L||Arm in Ezekiel||ABS|
|2018||Pan American||Rodrigo Ribeiro||W||Pts: 2x0||100KG|
|2018||Pan American||Keenan Cornelius||L||Pts: 9x0||100KG|
|2018||Washington SPO||Eduardo Silva||W||Arm in Ezekiel||94KG|
|2018||Washington SPO||Aiazbek Mustakov||W||Arm triangle||ABS|
|2018||Washington SPO||Isaac Doederlein||W||Referee Decision||ABS|
|2018||F2W 70||Gutemberg Pereira||L||Referee Decision||O93KG|
|2018||Dallas SPO||Diogo Sampaio||L||Points||ABS|
|2018||World Champ.||Keenan Cornelius||L||Pts: 12x4||94KG|
|2018||World Champ.||Francisco Iturralde||W||Submission||ABS|
|2018||World Champ.||Gutemberg Pereira||W||Pts: 4x0||ABS|
|2018||World Champ.||Victor Honorio||L||Pts: 2x0||ABS|
|2018||NY BJJ Pro||Kaynan Duarte||L||Pts: 4x0||94KG|
|2018||F2W 82||Matt Leighton||W||Referee Decision||94KG|
|2018||Washington SU.O.||Brad Pearson||W||Choke from back||94KG|
|2018||Washington SU.O.||Grafon Skraags||W||Bow and arrow||94KG|
|2018||Washington SU.O.||Marcos Tinoco||W||Pts: 0x0, Adv||ABS|
|2018||Subversiv||Will Pursselley||W||Heel hook||ABS|
|2018||Subversiv||K. Boehm||W||Referee Decision||ABS|
|2018||ADCC EC Trials||Alec Hooben||W||Pts: 9x0||99KG|
|2018||ADCC EC Trials||Jason Ratchford||W||Pts: 3x2||99KG|
|2018||ADCC EC Trials||Daniel Mcguire||W||Pts: 5x0||99KG|
|2018||ADCC EC Trials||Nicholas Albin||W||Flying guillotine||99KG|
|2018||ADCC EC Trials||Mario Gonzalez||W||Pts: 3x0||99KG|
|2018||F2W 94||Yuri Simoes||L||Referee Decision||ABS|
|2018||NoGi Worlds||Nicolas Penzer||W||RNC||91KG|
|2018||NoGi Worlds||Thomas Jules||W||Adv||91KG|
|2018||NoGi Worlds||Thiago Sa||W||Pts: 2x0||91KG|
|2018||NoGi Worlds||Jackson Sousa||W||Referee Decision||91KG|
|2019||BJJ Stars||Patrick Gaudio||L||Pts: 14x2||94KG|
|2019||Spyder Inv.||Rudson Mateus||W||Pts: 2x0||100KG|
|2019||Spyder Inv.||Matheus Diniz||W||Pts: 3x0||100KG|
|2019||Spyder Inv.||Claudio Calasans||W||Pts: 6x0||100KG|
|2019||Grappling Ind.||Craig Jones||L||Inside heel hook||ABS|
|2019||World Champ.||Patrick Gaudio||L||Pts: 11x0||94KG|
|2019||NY BJJ Pro||Gilvan Costa||W||N/A||94KG|
|2019||NY BJJ Pro||Devhonte Johnson||W||Pts: 2x2, Pen||94KG|
|2019||F2W 119||Tex Johnson||W||Referee Decision||100KG|
|2019||IBJJF GP||Lucas Barbosa||L||Pts: 12x0||ABS|
|2019||ADCC||Mahamed Aly||L||Pts: 0x0, Pen||ABS|
|2019||F2W 130||Erberth Santos||W||Referee Decision||120KG|
|2019||Spyder Invitational||Nicholas Meregali||L||Choke from back||100KG|
|2021||F2W 161||Roberto Abreu||L||Referee Decision||ABS|
|2021||F2W 167||Victor Hugo||L||Inside heel hook||120KG|
|2021||WNO Champ.||Rida Haisam||W||Inside heel hook||ABS|
|2021||WNO Champ.||Tex Johnson||W||Referee Decision||ABS|
|2021||WNO Champ.||Kaynan Duarte||W||Inside heel hook||ABS|
7. Top Fights Links
Kaynan Duarte vs Tim Spriggs WNO Finals
IBJJF Summer Open 2013 Tim Spriggs vs Matheus Diniz brownbelt Absolute NY BJJ
IBJJF NY Summer Open 2013 Brownbelt Absolute Tim Spriggs vs Inacio Neto
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