Italo Lins

Italo Lins is one of the top Brazilian Jiu Jitsu fighters in the world. A black belt graduated by Master Julio Cesar (leader of the Grappling Fight Team), Lins is part of a very talented generation of fighters from the GFT camp of which Vinicius Marinho, Igor Silva, Rodolfo Vieira and Jake Mackenzie are a part of.

Italo Lins in Detail

Full Name: Italo silva lins de albuquerque

Lineage: Mitsuyo Maeda > Luis França > Oswaldo Fadda > Monir Salomão > Julio Cesar Pereira > Italo Lins

Main Achievements:

  • Las Vegas Open Champion (2011)
  • NY Open Champion (2011)
  • World Cup (2010 CBJJO)
  • Naga Champion (2011)
  • Mercosul Cup Champion (2010)
  • Rio Open Champion (2010)
  • North-Northeast Interstate Champion (2010)

Weight Division: Peso Leve (76kg/167lbs)

Favourite Position/Technique: Guard pass & taking the back

Team/Association: GF Team


  • Ground Control
  • Copacabana USA

Italo Lins Biography

Italo Lins was born on the 21st of October, 1988 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Though he dwelled with “Capoeira” (another Brazilian martial art) for a few years, it was in jiu jitsu that Italo Lins found his calling. He started training BJJ after an invitation from a few friends who already practised the sport, he was 12 when he had his first class with master Carlos Santana, a coach who was also responsible for the introduction of multiple time world champion Bruno Malfacine to Jiu Jitsu.

Carlos Santana’s gym was an affiliate of the Grappling Fight Team and under the teachings of Santana, Italo went through the ranks from white to brown belt. As he reached brown level, Italo Lins decided to switch to the main GFT (Grappling Fight Team) camp where he met Master Julio Cesar Pereira, becoming one of the main competitors at the team’s roster. It was Julio Cesar that awarded Italo Lins his black belt in 2010.

Italo Lins Fight Videos

Italo Lins Fight Video

Italo Lins Fight Video

Italo Lins fighting a giant in the absolute division

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