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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
Submission430
Points210
Advantage51
Decision23
Penalty10
DQ01

Submission W/L Methods

Submission MethodWinsLosses
Choke From the Back140
Armbar110
Triangle40
Wrist Lock30
Kimura20
Brabo Choke20
RNC20
Triangle Arm Bar10
Bow and Arrow10
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 Armbar2016 IBJJF Las Vegas OpenFeatherweight2016
W S. Chantre Armbar2016 IBJJF Las Vegas OpenFeatherweight2016
W I. Doederlein Advantage2016 IBJJF San Antonio OpenFeatherweight2016
WB. StuebnerArmbar2016 IBJJF San Antonio OpenFeatherweight2016
W G. Marangoni Points2016 IBJJF San Antonio OpenFeatherweight2016
WP. MonicaChoke From the Back2015 World Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF ChampionshipFeatherweight2015
WM. ReisWrist Lock2015 World Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF ChampionshipFeatherweight2015
W A. Monteiro Bow and Arrow2015 World Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF ChampionshipFeatherweight2015
W R. Charles Points2015 World Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF ChampionshipFeatherweight2015
WN. AraujoOther2014 IBJJF Las Vegas Spring OpenFeatherweight2014
W G. Atoigue Other2014 IBJJF Las Vegas Spring OpenFeatherweight2014
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
W G. Grippo Points2014 IBJJF European Jiu-Jitsu ChampionshipsFeatherweight2014
W P. Miyao Points2014 IBJJF European Jiu-Jitsu ChampionshipsFeatherweight2014
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
WM. ReisAdvantage2013 World Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF ChampionshipFeatherweight2013
WM. BorgesArmbar2013 World Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF ChampionshipFeatherweight2013
L A. Mendes Advantage2013 World Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF ChampionshipFeatherweight2013
W R. Charles Decision2013 Pan Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF ChampionshipFeatherweight2013
WR. VieiraArmbar2013 Pan Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF ChampionshipFeatherweight2013
WM. ReisPoints2013 Pan Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF ChampionshipFeatherweight2013
WG. VillarealArmbar2013 IBJJF San Francisco OpenFeatherweight2013
WG. CaceresWrist Lock2013 IBJJF Houston OpenFeatherweight2013
WC. RenatoKimura2012 World Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF ChampionshipFeatherweight2012
WT. YokamaChoke From the Back2012 World Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF ChampionshipFeatherweight2012
WM. ReisPoints2012 World Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF ChampionshipFeatherweight2012
WS. BatataBrabo Choke2012 World Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF ChampionshipFeatherweight2012
W R. Charles Decision2012 World Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF ChampionshipFeatherweight2012
W J. Rader Triangle2012 Pan Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF ChampionshipFeatherweight2012
W R. Charles Armbar2012 Pan Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF ChampionshipFeatherweight2012
WM. ReisWrist Lock2012 Pan Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF ChampionshipFeatherweight2012
W A. Monteiro Armbar2012 Pan Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF ChampionshipFeatherweight2012
W A. Monteiro Brabo Choke2012 IBJJF Houston OpenFeatherweight2012
W R. Moura Points2011 ADCC World Championships-66kgs2011
W R. Charles Penalty2011 ADCC World Championships-66kgs2011
W B. Frazatto Points2011 ADCC World Championships-66kgs2011
W J. Rader RNC2011 ADCC World Championships-66kgs2011
W A. Mendes Advantage2011 World Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF ChampionshipFeatherweight2011
W J. Rader Choke2011 World Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF ChampionshipFeatherweight2011
W L. Saggioro Triangle2011 World Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF ChampionshipFeatherweight2011
WM. ReisPoints2011 World Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF ChampionshipFeatherweight2011
WM. FreitasOther2011 Abu Dhabi World Professional Jiu-Jitsu ChampionshipLightweight2011
W B. Malfacine Points2011 Abu Dhabi World Professional Jiu-Jitsu ChampionshipLightweight2011
L A. Mendes Decision2011 Abu Dhabi World Professional Jiu-Jitsu ChampionshipLightweight2011
WG. FalciroliChoke From the Back2011 Abu Dhabi World Professional Jiu-Jitsu ChampionshipLightweight2011
W R. Charles Advantage2010 World Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF ChampionshipFeatherweight2010
W D. Pimenta Choke From the Back2010 World Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF ChampionshipFeatherweight2010
WG. CarpioChoke From the Back2010 World Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF ChampionshipFeatherweight2010
W N. Daisuke Armbar2010 World Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF ChampionshipFeatherweight2010
W R. Charles Points2010 Brazilian National Jiu-Jitsu ChampionshipFeatherweight2010
WG. MendesPoints2010 Abu Dhabi World ProLight Featherweight2010
WT. CanalChoke From the Back2010 WPJJC Gramado Trials-66kgs2010
W D. Pimenta Choke From the Back2010 WPJJC Gramado Trials-66kgs2010
W R. Borges Points2010 IBJJF European Jiu-Jitsu ChampionshipsFeatherweight2010
W W. Dias Armbar2010 IBJJF European Jiu-Jitsu ChampionshipsFeatherweight2010
W J. Rader Anaconda Choke2009 ADCC World Championships-66kgs2009
WJ. PatinoTriangle2009 ADCC World Championships-66kgs2009
W R. Charles Points2009 ADCC World Championships-66kgs2009
WL. VieiraRNC2009 ADCC World Championships-66kgs2009
WC. JuniorPoints2009 World Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF ChampionshipFeatherweight2009
L R. Charles Decision2009 World Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF ChampionshipFeatherweight2009
WR. BaardewijkTriangle2009 Abu Dhabi World Pro2009
W R. Moura Points2009 Abu Dhabi World Pro2009
W R. Tavares Points2009 Abu Dhabi World Pro2009
W R. Charles Points2009 Abu Dhabi World Pro2009
L R. Charles DQ2009 Pan Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF ChampionshipFeatherweight2009