Dominique Bell: Record, Net Worth, Weight, Age & More!
Who is Dominique Bell?
Dominique Bell, known simply as “Dom”, is a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt, retired member of the United States Army, and coach. He is a multiple time gold medalist on the biggest stages in grappling and has worked hard to represent Atos BJJ in his competitions. Bell currently competes, coaches, and produces video instructional content online.Tarantula Guard by Dominique Bell
Dom Bell was born on the 19th of November 1990, in Pompano Beach, Florida. He lived there only a moment before his family relocated to Fort Myers to raise him. Most high-level BJJ competitors in today’s era were raised on martial arts, or at least other sports. Bell, however, spent his childhood perfecting his skills as an artist and a video gamer. In 2008, around his 18th birthday, Dom decided that his life needed a more clear direction. Feeling limited by the poverty in which he was raised, Bell found the military to be one of his only paths to pay for college.
While serving his five years in the Army he found himself in Germany at the Army’s Heidelberg base. It was here that he first came across Jiu-Jitsu, having only boxed briefly in his childhood. A cook on Bell’s base was a brown belt, and he personally trained Bell and some other soldiers in their free time at the base’s recreation center. Bell fell in love with grappling and quickly climbed the ranking system, achieving purple belt in only two years.
Dominique continued to train with dedication while he was an active service member and was completely immersed in grappling culture when he came out of his stint in the Army. He had experienced enough in college to understand that he wanted to focus his career around the sport. He decided to use his savings in order to move closer to a major academy. After some deliberation, Bell went to San Diego, California to train at Atos BJJ under the living legend Andre Galvao.
Under the tutelage of Galvao, Dominique progressed from purple to brown belt in just about eight months. After more tournaments and championships won as a brown belt, Dom was eventually promoted to black belt in October of 2018. He continues to train and compete as a member of Atos.
The Passing Answer by Dominique Bell
How Old is Dominique Bell?
Dominique Bell is 31 years old as of November 2021. He was born on November 19th, 1990 in Pompano Beach, Florida.
Dominique Bell Family
Details about Dom Bell’s family have not been shared with the media.
How Much is Dominique Bell Worth?
Dom Bell’s net worth is not publicly available.
How Tall is Dominique Bell?
Bell’s height is not published, but he does have a reputation for his large stature.
How Much Does Dominique Bell Weigh?
Bell has competed most frequently at medium heavyweight and heavyweight. The limit for middle heavyweight fighters is 194 pounds, or about 88 kg. For heavyweight fighters there is a higher allowance: 208 pounds or 94 kg. Dominique has also competed once, in 2021, as a middleweight at 183 pounds, which is 83 kg. This match was an exhibition on Fight 2 Win Pro against Gabriel Almeida
Dominique Bell Fight List
Dominique Bell has almost fifty fights to his name since 2018, and many more before that. As such, listing them all is impractical here. Instead, check out a list of what he was able to achieve first as a colored belt and then as a black belt after being promoted three years ago:
- 2018 IBJJF Denver Open - Gold
- 2019 IBJJF Las Vegas Open - Gold
- 2019 IBJJF San Diego Open - Gold
- 2019 IBJJF Denver Open - Gold (Absolutes)
- 2020 IBJJF Pan Championship - Silver
- 2021 IBJJF Indianapolis Open - Gold
Purple Belt & Brown Belt:
- 2015 IBJJF World Championship - Gold (Purple)
- 2015 IBJJF Pan Championship - Bronze (Purple)
- 2016 IBJJF World No-Gi Championship - Gold (Brown)
- 2016 IBJJF Asian Open - Double Gold (Brown)
- 2016 IBJJF Los Angeles BJJ Pro - Gold (Brown)
- 2017 UAEJJF Grand Slam, Los Angeles - Gold (Brown)
- 2017 IBJJF European Open - Gold (Brown)
- 2018 IBJJF European Open - Gold (Brown)
- 2018 IBJJF British Nationals - Double Gold (Brown)
- 2017 IBJJF World No-Gi Championship - Silver (Brown)
- 2017 IBJJF Pan Championship - Silver (Brown)
- 2017 IBJJF European Open - Bronze (Brown, Absolute)
- 2018 IBJJF World Championship - Silver (Brown)
- 2018 IBJJF Pan Championship - Double Bronze(Brown)
Dominique Bell's Best Fight of All Time
After receiving his black belt in late 2018, Bell was hungry to test himself. His first international competition at the professional level was the 2019 IBJJF World Championships, where he was matched with Paulo Agrizzo at heavyweight. The match was very even, with Bell proving to all watching that he belongs on the biggest stages. He was able to narrowly win by advantage in order to progress to the next round with his first black belt world championship win under his belt.
Who Did Dominique Bell Lose To?
On the same day that Bell was able to edge out a victory via advantage against Paulo Agrizzo, he progressed to the next round to face the well-known Leandro Lo, representing New School Brotherhood. Despite his record of tournament success, Bell now faced down one of the most decorated BJJ champions of all time. The match was decisively won 17-0 in Lo’s favor, and lit a fire in Bell to continue improving his skills.
Dominique Bell Record
Dom Bell is 32-9 in professional jiu-jitsu competition. In keeping with tradition, BJJ players' professional careers begin at black belt. Although he won many tournaments and had a very solid record as a colored belt, those results do not factor into his professional record.
Dominique Bell Injuries
Shortly after arriving at Atos as a purple belt in 2014, Dom suffered a serious wrist injury that cost him most of 2015. He recovered by 2016 and made his return to competition that year, winning the IBJJF No Gi World Championships as a brown belt.
Is Dominique Bell Retired?
Dom Bell only burst onto the Jiu-Jitsu scene in 2015, less than seven years ago. He’s not yet retired, and still actively competes in the adult division of major professional black belt competitions around the country.
He has also begun to showcase his immense body of knowledge through a series of instructionals produced in conjunction with BJJ Fanatics. He’s created the “The Passing Answer”, “How to Dominate Single Leg X”, and the very unique “Tarantula Guard”. In his last offering, you can get a taste for the unique brand of spider guard that has helped Bell achieve tournament success.
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