Denilson Pimenta

Denilson Pimenta is one of the top competitors in Jiu Jitsu’s featherweight division (Peso Pena). The Grappling Fight Team (GFTeam) standout has been on the top brackets of most tournaments he competes in for the last few years, this is a result of working with some of the best fighters in the world, such as Rodolfo Vieira, Theodoro Canal and many others.

Denilson Pimenta in Detail

Lineage: Mitsuyo Maeda > Luis França > Oswaldo Fadda > Moacir Salomão > Julio Cesar Pereira > Denilson Pimenta

Main Achievement’s:

  • Rio Open Champion (2009)
  • European Champion (2009 – CBJJE)
  • World No-Gi Silver Medallist (2008)
  • Brazilian National Bronze Medallist (2009)
  • World Cup Bronze Medallist (2009)

Favourite Technique: Sweep from open guard.

Weight Category in BJJ: Pena – Featherweight (70kg/154lbs)

Team/Association: GFT (Grappling Fight Team), former Universidade Gama Filho (UGF).

Denilson Pimenta Biography

Denilson grew up on the Favela’s in Rio de Janeiro, he started Jiu Jitsu in 1991 as a way to occupy his spare time, in order to focus on something positive and escape the dangers of falling victim to crime. His black belt was awarded by Mestre Julio Cesar, GFTeam’s main instructor.

Denilson Pimenta vs Douglas Moura


Denilson Pimenta vs Mario Reis




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