Bruno Malfacine

Bruno Malfacine is a jiu jitsu black belt under Vinicius Amaral who is widely regarded as the best rooster weight in the history of the sport, having surpassed the world championships gold medal record established by Omar Salum in 2000. Malfacine started his career in GFTeam, but moved to Alliance where he became one of the star figures of the academy.

Bruno Malfacine Jiu Jitsu

Full Name: Bruno da Silva Malfacine

Nickname: He is called “Bad Boy”, the name was given by his training partners when he was still a child.

Lineage: Mitsuyo Maeda > Carlos Gracie > Helio Gracie > Carlson Gracie > Vinicios Amaral > Bruno Malfacine

Main Achievements:

  • 7x World Champion – 5x in black belt division (2004 purple, 2005 brown, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011 & 2012 in black belt)
  • 3x Pan American Champion (2005 purple, 2007 and 2008 in the black belt)
  • European Champion (2010)
  • 2x Rio International Champion (2008 and 2009)
  • 7x Brazilian National Champion (1999 Yellow Belt – under 13 years old, 2002 Junior Blue, 2003 Blue – Under 17, 2005 Purple Belt, 2008, 2009, 2010 Black Belt)
  • NOGI Brazilian National Champion (2009)
  • Pan American Silver Medallist (2011)
  • European Silver Medallist (2011)

Favourite Position/Submission: Butterfly Guard & Taking the back

Weight Division: Peso Galo (54.4Kg – 126lbs)

Team/Association: Alliance (formerly GFT)

Bruno Malfacine’s Biography

Bruno Malfacine was born on the 28th of August, 1986 in Duque de Caxias (Rio de Janeiro State), Brazil. Bruno started training Brazilian Jiu Jitsu when he was 11 years old (1998) under the instruction of Carlos Santana. He began training via his uncle’s influence, a BJJ enthusiast who was also training BJJ at the time. Unfortunately Malfacine had to interrupt his training at Orange Belt because the coach, Mr Santana, stopped coaching.

Malfacine’s Jiu Jitsu career almost ended there and then, but with his family’s support (specially from his uncle) he restarted his training routine with Vinicius Amaral from the Academia Game Fight, an affiliate of GFT (Gama Filho Team – now Grappling Fight Team). With Professor Vinicius Amaral Bruno Malfacine achieved his Blue, Purple, Brown and Black Belt. In the end of 2008 Malfacine had the opportunity to train with “The General” Fabio Gurgel, one of the best BJJ coaches in the World and the leader of Alliance’s Team in Brazil. Bruno did not turn down such an opportunity and moved to São Paulo to train at Alliance’s HQ.

Bruno Malfacine Grappling Record

Record of Bruno Malfacine’s fights in important tournaments of the jiu jitsu roster.

Opponent W/L Method Tournament Weight Stage Year
Tiago Marques W Back Choke Pan Am CBJJE Galo ¼ Final 2008
Y. Morimitsu W Mata Leão Pan Am CBJJE Galo Semi 2008
Pablo Teixeira W Bow & Arrow Pan Am CBJJE Galo Final 2008
Narciso Vilaça W Mata Leão Brasileiro CBJJE Galo ¼ Final 2009
William Campos W Toe Hold Brasileiro CBJJE Galo Semi 2009
Jonas Fortunato W Toe Hold Brasileiro CBJJE Galo Final 2009
Mikio Oga W Choke World Champ. Galo ¼ Final 2009
Felipe Costa W Armbar World Champ. Galo Semi 2009
Caio Terra W Adv. (3×1) World Champ. Galo Final 2009
A. Verdemare W Knee Bar Euro Open Galo n/a 2010
Wekcilley Cruz W Toe Hold Euro Open Galo Final 2010
Felipe Costa W Choke Pan American Galo Final 2010
Felipe Costa W Points (9×0) Brasileiro CBJJ Galo Final 2010
Marcelo Pereira W n/a World Champ. Galo ¼ Final 2010
Felipe Costa W n/a World Champ. Galo Semi 2010
Caio Terra W 1 Advantage World Champ. Galo Final 2010
L. Fernandes W Points (6×0) Euro Open Galo ¼ Finals 2011
Leandro Martins W Points (2×0) Euro Open Galo Semi 2011
Ary Farias L Points (6×4) Euro Open Galo Final 2011
Gabriel Wilcox W Points (2×0) WJJPC Rio Trials -65kg Semi 2011
Theodoro Canal L Ref. Decision WJJPC Rio Trials -65kg Final 2011
Max Campos W n/a WJJPC Gramado -65kg   2011
Thiago Rocha W Points (4×2) WJJPC Gramado -65kg Final 2011
n/a W Wristlock Pan American Galo ¼ Final 2011
Wellington Dias W Flying Armbar Pan American Galo Semi 2011
Caio Terra L Points (2×0) Pan American Galo Final 2011
n/a W Knee Bar WJJPC -65kg Round 1 2011
Reinaldo Ribeiro W DQ (verbal) WJJPC -65kg Round 2 2011
Bruno Frazatto W 1 Advantage WJJPC -65kg ¼ Final 2011
Rafael Mendes L Points (7×0) WJJPC -65kg Semi 2011
Felipe Costa W Points (23×0) Brasileiro CBJJ Galo Final 2011
Koji Shibamoto W Choke World Champ. Galo Round 1 2011
Brandon Mullins W Points (13×0) World Champ. Galo ¼ Final 2011
Josef Manuel W Points (10×0) World Champ. Galo Semi 2011
Caio Terra W Points (4×2) World Champ. Galo Final 2011
Renan Borges L Points (5×0) Ultimate Absolute -76kg Round 1 2012
Alok Lal W Armbar WJJPC NYC -65kg n/a 2012
Emanuel Jesus W Points (26×0) WJJPC NYC -65kg n/a 2012
Samir Chantre W Points (4×0) WJJPC NYC -65kg Final 2012
Daniel Beleza W Footlock Pan American Pluma ¼ Finals 2012
L. Fernandes W Pulled Out* Pan American Pluma Semi 2012
Gui Mendes W Points (2×0) Pan American Pluma Final 2012
Jordy Peute W Armbar World Champ. Galo Final 2012
João C. Hiroshi W Armbar World Champ. Galo Final 2012
Rafael “Barata” W Bow & Arrow Chk World Champ. Galo Final 2012
Caio Terra W Referee Decision World Champ. Galo Final 2012

* Laercio Fernandes (who had recently become a training partner of Bruno Malfacine) pulled out of the fight to give the senior team member the pass.

Bruno Malfacine Fight Videos

Bruno Malfacine vs Bernardo Pitel

Bruno Malfacine vs Pablo Teixeira (2009)

Bruno Malfacine vs Laercio Fernandes (2011)

Bruno Malfacine vs Emanuel de Jesus (2012)

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