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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
Submission550
Points251
Advantage51
Decision24
Penalty10
DQ01

Submission W/L Methods

Submission MethodWinsLosses
Choke From the Back170
Armbar120
RNC40
Wrist Lock40
Triangle40
Choke30
Triangle Arm Bar20
Bow and Arrow20
Kimura20
Brabo Choke20
Cross Choke10
Anaconda Choke10

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
W V. Paschoal Armbar 2016 IBJJF Las Vegas Open Featherweight2016
W S. Chantre Armbar 2016 IBJJF Las Vegas Open Featherweight2016
W I. Doederlein Advantage 2016 IBJJF San Antonio Open Featherweight2016
WB. StuebnerArmbar 2016 IBJJF San Antonio Open Featherweight2016
W G. Marangoni Points 2016 IBJJF San Antonio Open Featherweight2016
W O. Moizinho RNC 2015 Berkut Open NoGi Absolute Division2015
W O. Moizinho Choke From the Back 2015 Berkut Open Absolute Division2015
WP. MonicaChoke From the Back 2015 World Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championship Featherweight2015
WM. ReisWrist Lock 2015 World Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championship Featherweight2015
W A. Monteiro Bow and Arrow 2015 World Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championship Featherweight2015
W R. Charles Points 2015 World Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championship Featherweight2015
WY. HiraoCross Choke 2014 Rickson Cup Featherweight2014
WI. TsukadaWrist Lock 2014 Rickson Cup Featherweight2014
WY. VicenteTriangle Arm Bar 2014 Rickson Cup Featherweight2014
WC. GasparBow and Arrow 2014 Rickson Cup Featherweight2014
WY. OkamotoArmbar 2014 Rickson Cup Featherweight2014
WN. AraujoOther 2014 IBJJF Las Vegas Spring Open Featherweight2014
W G. Atoigue Other 2014 IBJJF Las Vegas Spring Open Featherweight2014
WM. ReisChoke From the Back 2014 World Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championship Featherweight2014
W R. Charles Points 2014 World Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championship Featherweight2014
WN. AraujoChoke From the Back 2014 World Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championship Featherweight2014
W G. Grippo Choke From the Back 2014 World Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championship Featherweight2014
WT. KristenChoke From the Back 2014 World Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championship Featherweight2014
D C. Gracie N/A - Draw Metamoris III 2014
L R. Charles Decision2014 Pan Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championship-66kgs2014
WM. ReisAdvantage2014 Pan Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF ChampionshipFeatherweight2014
WM. BorgesArmbar2014 Pan Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF ChampionshipFeatherweight2014
W J. Miyao Points2014 Pan Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championship-66kgs2014
W T. Yoshioka Kimura2014 Pan Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championship-66kgs2014
L A. Mendes Advantage2014 Pan Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF ChampionshipFeatherweight2014
WT. SuzukiArmbar2014 Pan Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championship-66kgs2014
W G. Grippo Points 2014 IBJJF European Jiu-Jitsu Championships Featherweight2014
W P. Miyao Points 2014 IBJJF European Jiu-Jitsu Championships Featherweight2014
W R. Charles Decision 2013 Pan Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championship Featherweight2013
WR. VieiraArmbar 2013 Pan Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championship Featherweight2013
WM. ReisPoints 2013 Pan Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championship Featherweight2013
WG. VillarealArmbar 2013 IBJJF San Francisco Open Featherweight2013
WG. CaceresWrist Lock 2013 IBJJF Houston Open Featherweight2013
WC. RenatoKimura 2012 World Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championship Featherweight2012
WT. YokamaChoke From the Back 2012 World Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championship Featherweight2012
WM. ReisPoints 2012 World Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championship Featherweight2012
WS. BatataBrabo Choke 2012 World Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championship Featherweight2012
W R. Charles Decision 2012 World Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championship Featherweight2012
W J. Rader Triangle 2012 Pan Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championship Featherweight2012
W R. Charles Armbar 2012 Pan Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championship Featherweight2012
WM. ReisWrist Lock 2012 Pan Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championship Featherweight2012
W A. Monteiro Armbar 2012 Pan Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championship Featherweight2012
W A. Monteiro Brabo Choke 2012 IBJJF Houston Open Featherweight2012
W R. Moura Replay Points 2011 ADCC World Championships -66kgs2011
W R. Charles Replay Penalty 2011 ADCC World Championships -66kgs2011
W B. Frazatto Replay Points 2011 ADCC World Championships -66kgs2011
W J. Rader Replay RNC 2011 ADCC World Championships -66kgs2011
W A. Mendes Advantage 2011 World Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championship Featherweight2011
W N. Daisuke Choke 2011 World Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championship Featherweight2011
W J. Rader Choke 2011 World Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championship Featherweight2011
W L. Saggioro Triangle 2011 World Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championship Featherweight2011
WM. ReisPoints 2011 World Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championship Featherweight2011
WM. FreitasOther 2011 Abu Dhabi World Professional Jiu-Jitsu Championship Lightweight2011
W B. Malfacine Points 2011 Abu Dhabi World Professional Jiu-Jitsu Championship Lightweight2011
L A. Mendes Decision 2011 Abu Dhabi World Professional Jiu-Jitsu Championship Lightweight2011
WG. FalciroliChoke From the Back 2011 Abu Dhabi World Professional Jiu-Jitsu Championship Lightweight2011
WG. OliveiraPoints 2011 World Pro NoGi Absolute Division2011
L R. Vieira Decision 2011 World Pro NoGi Absolute Division2011
W R. Charles Advantage 2010 World Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championship Featherweight2010
W D. Pimenta Choke From the Back 2010 World Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championship Featherweight2010
WG. CarpioChoke From the Back 2010 World Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championship Featherweight2010
W N. Daisuke Armbar 2010 World Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championship Featherweight2010
W R. Charles Points 2010 Brazilian National Jiu-Jitsu Championship Featherweight2010
W G. Mendes Points 2010 Abu Dhabi World Pro Light Featherweight2010
WT. CanalChoke From the Back 2010 WPJJC Gramado Trials -66kgs2010
W D. Pimenta Choke From the Back 2010 WPJJC Gramado Trials -66kgs2010
W R. Borges Points 2010 IBJJF European Jiu-Jitsu Championships Featherweight2010
W W. Dias Armbar 2010 IBJJF European Jiu-Jitsu Championships Featherweight2010
WT. CanalChoke From the Back 2010 WPC SD trials Featherweight2010
W D. Pimenta Choke From the Back 2010 WPC SD trials Featherweight2010
W D. Pimenta Points 2010 WPC SD trials Featherweight2010
W J. Rader Replay Anaconda Choke 2009 ADCC World Championships -66kgs2009
WJ. Patino Replay Triangle 2009 ADCC World Championships -66kgs2009
W R. Charles Replay Points 2009 ADCC World Championships -66kgs2009
WL. Vieira Replay RNC 2009 ADCC World Championships -66kgs2009
WC. JuniorPoints 2009 World Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championship Featherweight2009
L R. Charles Decision 2009 World Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championship Featherweight2009
WR. BaardewijkTriangle 2009 Abu Dhabi World Pro 2009
W R. Moura Points 2009 Abu Dhabi World Pro 2009
W R. Tavares Points 2009 Abu Dhabi World Pro 2009
W R. Charles Points 2009 Abu Dhabi World Pro 2009
L R. Charles DQ 2009 Pan Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championship Featherweight2009
W R. Faria Points 2009 Pan Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championship Featherweight2009
WK. ToidaRNC 2009 Deep X III 2009
L R. Charles Points 2008 Capital Challenge Featherweight2008
WM. ReisPoints 2008 Capital Challenge Featherweight2008
WM. ReynaChoke 2008 Capital Challenge Featherweight2008