Braulio Estima Signs to MMA Fight

Braulio Estima Signs to MMA Fight

According to Shine Fight Promotions (Shine Fights) has signed the jiu jitsu and 2009 Abu Dhabi Combat Club 88-kilogram and Absolute division champion Braulio Estima (0-0 MMA, Brazilian Jiu jitsu and Gracie BJJ expert) to an exclusive contract in the United States. A MMA fight with Braulio is expect in 2010 – potentially by April.

Estima is considered one of the world’s best grapplers. The head instructor and owner of the Gracie Barra Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Academy in Birmingham, England, Estima is a black belt who currently trains under Renzo Gracie. His submission competition achievements include winning the CBJJ World Championship in 2004, 2006, and 2009, the Absolute World Cup Championship in 2006, the European CBJJ Absolute Championships in 2006 and 2009, as well as being the ADCC 2007 silver medalist. At ADCC 2009, Estima won both the under-88 kg and Absolute division championships, defeating DREAM veteran Andre Galvao and Sengoku veteran Xande Ribeiro in the respective finals.


The 6’3”, 190 lb. native of Brazil shocked the grappling community by submitting Marcelo Garcia, in addition to defeating Galvao and Ribiero on his way to the under-88 kg and Absolute division championships. Estima is a multiple-time World, European and Pan-American grappling champion.

Estima’s grappling credentials rival those of any fighter in MMA. Here is a list of his achievements:


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  • ADCC 2009 88 kg and Absolute Champion

  • Absolute World Cup Champion – 2006

  • Absolute World Champion – 2002

  • World Champion – 2004, 2006, 2009

  • Grand Slam Capital Challenge Jordan – 2008 heavy weight and Absolute Champion

  • Pan American Champion – 1999, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2006

  • Absolute Pan American Champion – 2003

  • Pan American No Gi Champion – 2008

  • Absolute Pan American No Gi Champion – 2008

  • European Champion – 2007, 2009

  • Absolute European Champion – 2007, 2009

  • Champion of the International Team – 2003, 2007

  • Champion’s Challenge BRAZIL X USA – 2003

  • ADCC Silver Medalist – 2007

  • World Silver Medalist – 2008

  • 3rd placed on the World Championship – 2003

  • 3rd placed on the World Championship – 2001

An opponent is yet to be named for Estima, though expected soon as the fight is tentatively scheduled for April, 2010.

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