Hot black belt prospect, Marcio Andre, relocates to Arizona, USA

EXCLUSIVE: Marcio Andre has left Abu Dhabi, his home for the last two years, and has relocated to the United States in order to further his career as a jiu-jitsu competitor.


The 22-year-old Nova Uniao Bangu black belt, who hails from Rio de Janeiro, has moved to Tempe, Arizona where he will train at the Gustavo Dantas Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Academy.

Marcio has won the world campionship at blue, purple(twice) and brown belt. His latest resume at black is equally as impressive:

  • Abu Dhabi World Pro champion 2016
  • IBJJF World No-Gi champion 2016
  • IBJJF World Championship silver medalist 2016
  • IBJJF European champion 2015, 2016, 2017
  • IBJJF Pan Ams Championship silver medalist 2017

He joins a growing list of exciting new upcoming competitors at GD Academy in Tempe, Arizona getting ready for Worlds in 2017.

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