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Rafael Mendes, often called "Rafa", is the co-founder of the Art of Jiu-Jitsu academy in Costa Mesa, California. Mendes is a multiple-time world champion known for his technical innovations and near-untouchable competition record at the black belt ranks.

W/L Methods

MethodWinsLosses
Submission80
Points30
Advantage10
Decision01

Submission W/L Methods

Submission MethodWinsLosses
Choke From the Back50
Triangle Arm Bar10
Kimura10
Armbar10

Match History

W/L/DOpponentReplayMethodEventWeightDate
WI. TsukadaChoke From the Back 2016 World Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championship Featherweight2016
W L. Saggioro Points 2016 World Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championship Featherweight2016
W O. Moizinho Triangle Arm Bar 2016 World Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championship Featherweight2016
W M. Andre Advantage 2016 World Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championship Featherweight2016
WM. ReisChoke From the Back2014 World Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF ChampionshipFeatherweight2014
W R. Charles Points2014 World Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF ChampionshipFeatherweight2014
WN. AraujoChoke From the Back2014 World Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF ChampionshipFeatherweight2014
W G. Grippo Choke From the Back2014 World Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF ChampionshipFeatherweight2014
WT. KristenChoke From the Back2014 World Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF ChampionshipFeatherweight2014
D C. Gracie N/A - DrawMetamoris III2014
L R. Charles Decision2013 ADCC World Championships-66kgs2013
W J. Miyao Points2013 ADCC World Championships-66kgs2013
W T. Yoshioka Kimura2013 ADCC World Championships-66kgs2013
WT. SuzukiArmbar2013 ADCC World Championships-66kgs2013