Guilherme Augusto details his moments in Jiu-JItsu and aims to return to the top of the sport

Guilherme Augusto is ready to return to the top of the sport. Photo: personal archive

Black belt Guilherme Augusto made a strong return to the competitive circuit in 2023. At 31 years old, the Alliance athlete has a long and victorious career in Jiu-Jitsu and has already defeated big names in the sport, such as Erberth Santos, Gutemberg Pereira, Adam Wardzinski, Rafael Lovato, among others. He also became a two-time Brazilian champion and Pan-American champion in the black belt.

Currently, Guilherme is not exclusively dedicated to championships. He is the head coach in charge of Alliance Arkansas, in the United States, but has achieved expressive results since he returned to compete frequently this year. 

The heavyweight came third in his category at the World Championships and left Pan with two bronze medals. He also won double gold at the Oklahoma and Dallas Opens, both organized by the IBJJF.

“I had good results, but unfortunately it was not 100%. I evaluate in a positive way for having managed to put a game forward in all competitions. I managed to present an improved version of what I used to be,” said Guilherme Augusto, in an interview with VF Comunica.

Guilherme believes that he is not yet at the level he wants to be, however, he has achieved positive results against elite Jiu-Jitsu competitors. 

As I said, I did not have a 100% record, but when I won, I won well, with an offensive performance. I beat big names like Johnatha Alves, Diego Pato and Ricardo Evangelista, who already beat me and when I beat him it was a tied fight. This time, I managed to finish him at the Worlds. 

The Alliance fighter’s focus is not only on gi championships. In April, Guilherme Augusto was champion of Summit Grappling, broadcast by Flo Grappling. He won four of the five fights he competed by submission to capture the belt of the absolute division of the event.

“I plan to fight more nogi. Grappling is something relatively new to me, but I have already been throwing myself into some competitions,” said the black belt.

Guilherme is a renowned competitor and has collected titles in the colored belts. He was a two-time Brazilian champion in his brown belt days and won a number of important tournaments. His dream of making a living from Jiu-Jitsu began in his teens, when he was still a resident of a community in the East Zone of São Paulo.

“I came from Cohab 2, which is a community of the east side of São Paulo, and I have been training Jiu-Jitsu since I was 11 years old. I started with teachers Dan Olegário and Serginho Moraes, as well as Dimitrius Souza and other stars. I have been part of Alliance since 2007. In my journey from purple to black belt, I was a five-time Brazilian champion, that’s my story”, said Guilherme

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Written by Vitor Freitas

Jornalista, Vitor Freitas atua diretamente na produção de conteúdo para o Jiu-Jitsu de todas as formas há 13 anos.

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