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José Bruno Pereira Matias, commonly known as Bruno Matias, is a black jiu-jitsu belt under Grapie Barra’s Ulpiano Malachias who worked extensively with coach Felipe Pena (Preguiça) at Projeto Gold Group – one of the leading programs in the world – during his career with colored belts, a time when Bruno Matias became widely recognized as one of the top athletes of his generation. Bruno will boost this reputation during his debut in the IBJJF Houston No-Gi Open, with a double gold return. Matias should not be confused with the same 2000 name competitor who represented Checkmat, for this profile, click here.

Bruno Matias Jiu-Jitsu

Full name: José Bruno Pereira Matias

Nickname: NO

Origin: Carlos Gracie > Helio Gracie> Carlos Gracie Junior > Ulpiano Malachias> José Bruno Matias

Main achievements:

  • 1st IBJJF Houston Open NOGI (2021 **)
  • 2nd IBJJF Houston Open (2021)

Main achievements (colored zones):

  • 1st place CBJJ Brazilian Nationals NOGI (2018 purple, 2019 brown)
  • 2nd IBJJF NOGI World Championship (2018 purple)
  • 2nd place IBJJF Pan Championship NOGI (2020 coffee)
  • 3rd place CBJJ Brazilian nationals (2019 purple)

* Absolute
** Weight and absolute

Favorite position / technique: Well rounded

Weight division: Peso Medium (82.30 kg / 181.5 lbs)

Team / Club: Grassy Bar

Biography of Bruno Matias

Bruno Matias was born on June 11, 1999, in Arcoverde, a municipality in Pernambuco, Brazil, where Matias grew up.

Martial arts emerged in Bruno’s life as a way of combating his childhood hyperactivity. Matias’s mother believed that martial arts would help her son release some of the extra energy, while incorporating a stable hierarchy and structure into Bruno’s life, and he was not wrong.

Bruno started playing capoeira as an 8-year-old, later adding judo to his extracurricular activities in 2008, as well as jiu-jitsu with coach Romualdo Lucas. Under the guidance of Romualdo (partner of Nova Uni .o), Bruno Matias rose through the ranks of BJJ to the purple belt.

At the age of 17, the purple Matias belt applied for a scholarship to Felipe Pena’s, Project Golden Team. To be accepted by the famous jiu-jitsu program, Bruno had to go through a demanding selection process where he competed with other athletes who want to conquer the same point. After the tests, Bruno was accepted by the Belo Horizonte working group and then moved to Minas Gerais to pursue a professional career in sports.

Matias gained a great reputation in the Brazilian circuit, while under the guidance of Felipe Pena, he won his brown belt from the World Champion ADCC and IBJJF. Later, through the Golden Team network, Matias had the opportunity to move to the United States, Texas and participate in Gracie Barra’s Westchase program with coach Ulpiano Malachias.

After a long career in the colored belt divisions, Bruno Matias was promoted to the black zone by Ulpianou Malachias. A ceremony held on March 13, 2021.

Bruno Matias Grappling Record

6 WINS

  • FROM POINTS

    3
    (50%)

  • WITH ADVANTAGES

    0
    (0%)

  • SUBMITTED

    3
    (50%)

  • DECISION

    0
    (0%)

  • WITH PENALTIES

    0
    (0%)

  • FROM DQ

    0 (0%)


WIN 3 SUBMISSIONS

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Inner heel hook

67

2

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Drowning from behind

33

1

2 LOSSES

  • FROM POINTS

    0
    (0%)

  • WITH ADVANTAGES

    1
    (50%)

  • SUBMITTED

    1
    (50%)

  • DECISION

    0
    (0%)

  • WITH PENALTIES

    0
    (0%)

  • FROM DQ

    0 (0%)


1 SUBMISSION LOSS

Battle story Bruno Matias

High choking teaching rate by Lachlan Giles

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