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Joao Mendes His Record, Net Worth, Weight, Age & More!

Joao Mendes His Record, Net Worth, Weight, Age & More!


Who Is Joao Mendes?

Joao Mendes also known as Joao “Bisnaga” is a professional Brazilian Jiu Jitsu competitor. Joao has achieved many high quality victories as a coloured belt, including a World Championship as a Purple belt, runner up at the Pan Americans as a Brown belt, and a 2nd and 3rd placing at the World Championships as a Brown belt in 2017 and 2018 respectively. Joao was promoted to the rank of Black belt in June of 2018 by the famous Atos head coach Andre Galvao.

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In 2016 Joao visited the Atos gym in California USA, where he participated in the IBJJF World Championship training camp. Andre Galvao was impressed by Joao's work rate and invited him to become part of the team. Joao entered the World Championships in Longbeach California in the Purple belt division, where he won the tournament earning himself a World title. That same year Joao won the UAEJJF Curitiba Pro.

Stepping up to the next level as a Brown belt, Joao won the IBJJF Las Vegas and San Diego Opens. Joao continued his good form, and In 2017 he placed second at the IBJJF World Championship. In 2018 Joao placed 3rd at the IBJJF World Championship and secured a second place at the IBJJF Pan American Championship. 2018 would be one of Joao’s best years as his coach Andre Galvao promoted him to the prestigious rank of Black belt. 

During the rest of 2018 Joao won his first 7 matches in a row, winning both IBJJF Floripa Winter International Open (defeating Luciano Bernert) and the IBJJF Curitiba Spring Open (defeating Gabriel Marangoni) Joao then lost the semifinal to Hiago George at the Rio BJJ Pro. Joao fought his way through to the final at the UAEJJF Rio de Janeiro Grand Slam, placing second losing to Isaque Paiva by an armbar submission.

During 2019 Joao won 16 out of 25 matches, including tournament wins like; San Jose Open, OC Open and the Fresno Open. Joao also placed second at the SJJIF World Championships and also made it to the semifinal at the IBJJF European Championships. After a delay in competitive sports due to the Covid 19 pandemic, Joao jumped back into the competition scene, competing at the Rio de Janeiro and Miami UAEJJF Grand Slams. Joao also reached the quarter finals in the Pan American and the NoGi Pan American championships, and lost the final of the IBJJF American Nationals to Richar Nogueira in 2021.

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How Old Is Joao Mendes?

Joao Mendes was born in Curitiba in Brazil on 21st of July in 1997, he is currently 24 years of age.

Joao Mendes’ Family!

Growing up in a remote location in Curitiba Brazil had its disadvantages, as opportunities for kids were few and far between. As a boy Joao was small for his age and very shy, his parents grew worried about his standing within the community. Naturally his parents would look to enroll Joao in Martial Arts, they found a small Jiu Jitsu club run by Alexandre Nunes. Instantly Joao loved the sport and it helped him develop into an up and coming athlete. 

Joao received his nickname at his first ever lesson of Jiu Jitsu and much to Joao’s disappointment, the nickname stuck. Joao’s Dad dropped him at training and said to the instructor “take good care of my Bisnaga”, even though Bisnaga is a term for water gun or an ointment tube, informally it means “Mummy’s boy” Joao would never live it down and even now as a Black belt he is called Bisnaga. 

As Joao grew into a teenager he began to develop a unique set of athletic skills and he became well versed in Jiu Jitsu. In 2011 Joao won a Brazilian National title as an orange belt. Two years later in 2013 Joao put himself on the map by winning the Juvenile IBJJF World Championship in his weight class, and in the Absolute division. Joao also won the Juvenile CBJJ Brazilian Nationals in his weight class and in the Absolute division. The following year he lit up the world stage again by winning the Juvenile IBJJF World Championship, the Juvenile IBJJF Pan American Championship both in his weight class and the Absolute division, he also won his weight class at the Juvenile CBJJ Brazilian Nationals.

How Much Is Joao Mendes Worth?

Joao Mendes has come from a small town and risen up the ranks to feature on the world stage of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. He has already secured many championship wins from Juvenile to Brown belt, and now with his incredible lust for success as a Black belt he is set to ramp up his international showcase. So far in his career Joao has a net worth of a few hundred thousand dollars, with a likelihood of an increase due to his aspirations of competing for at least another decade.

How Tall Is Joao Mendes?

Joao Mendes stands at 5 feet and 10 inches tall which is equivalent to 177 centimetres.

How Much Does Joao Mendes Weigh?

Joao Mendes weighs in at 70 kilograms or 154 lbs, Joao has also competed at 76 kg (167 lbs) 65 kg (143 lbs) and the Absolute division.

Joao Mendes’ Fight List!

Joao Mendes has had a quickfire start to his Black belt career with 7 consecutive wins in 2018. His desire to be the best has afforded him many opportunities that he has embraced with open arms. Joao has fought on the world stage against athletes like; Luciano Bernert, Tiago Barros, Victor Morales, Gabriel Marangoni, Jose Leon, Hiroaki Otsuka, Mauricio Gomez, Daniel Maira, Raphael Cadena, Cole Franson, Edward Kang, Rafael Mansur and Spencer Nogawa.

Joao Mendes’ Best Fight Of All Time!

Joao Mendes has been involved in some exceptional fights throughout his  journey on the world scene of BJJ. He has won multiple World Championships and European Championships as a juvenile. As a Purple belt in 2016 Joao Mendes won a tough battle in the final to defeat Guilherme Rocha from Gracie Barra, earning himself the IBJJF World Championship Gold. 

Two of Joao’s best events as a Black belt came in his first 6 matches in the new rank. He competed at the Floripa Winter International Open, with his first match defeating Carlos Alberto 40 points to nil. After securing a win by advantage in the semi final against Rafael Mansur, Joao won the Gold medal defeating Luciano Bernert with a triangle submission. Joao’s next event was the Curitiba Spring Open where he submitted his first two opponents with ease. In the final he faced Gabriel Marangoni, the pair had an extremely close battle resulting in Joao winning by an advantage. 

Who Did Joao Mendes Lose To?

After an extremely good start to his Black belt career, Joao Mendes has lost some fights now. Joao has had 17 losses including being submitted 8 times, Joao has encountered some incredibly tough athletes. Some of his losses include; Isaque Paiva, Isaac Doederlein, Eric Phan, Lucas Valente, Davi Oliveira, Kieran Kichuk, Fabricio Andrey and Connor Donaldson who all have submitted Joao in competition. Other notable losses have been by; Richar Nogueira twice, Kennedy Maciel twice, Israel Sousa and Matheus Gabriel. 

Joao Mendes’ Record!

Joao Mendes has a record as a Black belt of 36 wins with 17 losses, 19 of Joao’s wins have been by points. Joao has an extensive list of accolades that includes; 

As a juvenile; IBJJF World Championship in his weight class and the Absolute division (2013, 2014) CBJJ Brazilian Nationals in his weight class and the Absolute division (2013) CBJJ Brazilian Nationals (2014) IBJJF Pan American Championship in his weight class and the Absolute division (2014) 

As a Purple belt; IBJJF Sul Brasileiro Championship (2015) UAEJJF Curitiba Pro (2016) IBJJF World Championship (2016)

As a Brown belt; IBJJF San Diego Open (2017) IBJJF Las Vegas Open (2017) IBJJF World Championship 2nd and 3rd place (2017, 2018) IBJJF Pan American Championship 2nd place (2018)

As a Black belt; IBJJF Floripa Winter Open Gold (2018) IBJJF Curitiba Spring Open Gold (2018) Fresno Open Gold (2019) UAEJJF Rio Grand Slam 2nd place (2018) IBJJF American Nationals 2nd place (2021)  

Joao Mendes’ Injuries

Joao Mendes has no reports of any significant injuries throughout his career. Joao is a competitor at heart, and his rise to the top came from dedication and hard work. From a small boy who looked like he could break, to a formidable and highly experienced Black belt competitor.  

Andre Galvao has spoken about Joao saying “he is a really tough guy 

and extremely talented”. 

Is Joao Mendes Retired?

Joao Mendes is only 3 years into his Black belt journey, and at the age of 24 Joao has a good decade or maybe two left in his competitive career. Joao has aspirations to win the World Championships and will stop at nothing to achieve his dream. His involvement with Atos and Andre Galvao is giving Joao the expertise he needs to become a Black belt World Champion.

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