Are you curious about who the GOATs of Jiu-Jitsu are? Maybe you’ve asked yourself ‘Who is the best BJJ fighter in the world?’ Becoming one of the greatest Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu fighters of all time is something that only a handful of people will actually be able to achieve in their lifetime. One thing is for sure – those that do make it onto the best-of-all-time list are on the list for good reason. As a stand-alone combat sport, BJJ’s effectiveness and grace make it unlike any other sport, including its champions. Get ready to learn from the BJJ greats what it takes.
What makes a champion BJJ fighter?
A top BJJ fighter has spent massive amounts of training at an elevated level that combines conditioning with strength training and traditional BJJ drills and rolling. As Malcolm Gladwell pointed out, a true expert puts in 10,000 hours. Champions are not created overnight and becoming a champion requires an evolved mindset that is unmatched and strong. To be a champion, there is simply no other way of living.
The top Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu fighters of all time
As the sport of BJJ continues to evolve, it is difficult to find an unbiased and accurate way of depicting the best BJJ fighters ever. But we’ll give it a go, anyways!
C’mon – let’s be real. 14x World Champion (10 in the back belt) and the first man to win three gold medals at the open weight division. Gracie is known for his willingness to commit to the submission and for being a submission specialist overall. With the Gracie blood running in his veins, he quickly got bit by the BJJ bug and began winning several championships as a blue belt, earning his place on the top BJJ champions list.
Wins: 76 | Super-Pesado