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Marcelo Motta His Record, Net Worth, Weight, Age & More!

Marcelo Motta His Record, Net Worth, Weight, Age & More!


Who Is Marcelo Motta?

Marcelo Motta is a 4th Degree Black belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, he is a decorated competitor who has won multiple Championship titles. Marcelo has continued to achieve many tournament wins in his later life as a Master Black belt. Marcelo runs a comprehensively successful BJJ Academy called Prime BJJ, that provides over 40 classes per week and caters to 300 members. Marcelo is an outstanding competitor and coach who regularly travels between Brazil and the US all in the name of obtaining continuous and relevant skills to teach to his students. 

Open Guard Sweeps and Submissions by Marcelo Motta

Marcelo began training in Martial Arts, mainly Judo when he was only 7 years old. After 3 years of learning throws and trips, Marcelo gave up Judo and eventually began training in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu at the age of 13. By the age of 17 Marcelo earned the rank of Blue belt, as he began to compete consistently in many Brazilian BJJ tournaments. Throughout his rise up the ranks, Marcelo became a 3 time Rio De Janeiro State Champion, a runner up at the IBJJF Brazilian Nationals and earned himself a Bronze medal at the CBJJO World Championships in the Brown belt division. I

Marcelo had already graduated from college with a degree in Physical Education with a high focus in early childhood development. Marcelo was working as a Physical Education teacher at a primary school and was teaching Jiu Jitsu classes at his Master's academy. In 2007 Marcelo was offered simultaneous opportunities to further his career. Marcelo turned down moving to Hawaii to work with a world renowned MMA fighter, instead he opted to move to Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates. Marcelo was hired as one of 6 Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Black belts to teach BJJ to the Abu Dhabi Special Forces and the Abu Dhabi Combat Club. 

During the next 4 years working in Abu Dhabi, Marcelo taught BJJ to the UAE Special Forces and the ADCC, one of the most famous grappling clubs in the world. Marcelo enjoyed working for the Crown Prince of Dubai and on his days off he taught private BJJ lessons. Marcelo was also a part of Dubai's national initiative to add BJJ programs to its schooling curriculum. In 2009 Marcelo and his 5 Black belt co workers hired 40 Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Black belts to come and teach BJJ to all the schools in Dubai. Marcelo also began competing in tournaments again as he secured a Silver medal at the Emirates Cup. Nowadays there are over 500 Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Black belts teaching school programs all over the UAE.


Marcelo continued to compete in prestigious Jiu Jitsu tournaments after arriving in the US. He won multiple IBJJF events like; the Atlanta Open, the Las Vegas Open and the Chicago Open. Marcelo impressed many of his students in 2014 by winning double Gold at the IBJJF NoGi World Championships. Marcelo has also secured Silver medals at the IBJJF Irvine Open, the IBJJF Pan American Championships and the IBJJF World Championships in 2016. These days Prime BJJ houses many world renowned grapplers, Olympic medalists, national wrestling champions and professional MMA fighters. Marcelo continues to strive for excellence as he travels back and forth from America to Brazil to keep up to date with his knowledge of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. 

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How Old Is Marcelo Motta?

Marcelo Motta grew up in a mountain city called Nova Friburgo which is located 2 hours outside of Rio De Janeiro in Brazil. He was born in 1978 and is currently 43 years of age.

Marcelo Motta’s Early Life! 

Marcelo Motta grew up in a dangerous part of Brazil called Nova Friburgo, a small mountainside city hours away from Rio De Janeiro. As a kid Marcelo was hyperactive and came from a broken home where his parents were divorced. No matter what Marcelo encountered on the streets, he would always be met with a sense of family when he came home. Marcelo was surrounded by a platform built by his Grandfather, Grandmother and his Dad. Marcelo’s Grandfather was old school and taught him about respect and the need for family. Marcelo encountered many troubles on the Brazilian streets and his Grandfather knew he needed to give Marcelo an outlet so he guided him towards Judo. As Marcelo trained for the next three years he found it hard to focus on his Martial Art. After a couple years away from the sport, Marcelo became somewhat troubled again as he encountered more dangers on the streets of Brazil. Marcelo’s stepdad was a Carlson Gracie Brown belt in BJJ and used to tell him all the time you need to learn to defend yourself. With the guidance of his Grandparents, Father, Stepfather and his friends, Marcelo thought he would give Jiu Jitsu a try, and after watching the likes of Helio, Rickson, Carlson and Royce perform on the mats, Marcelo was convinced. At the age of 13 Marcelo would begin his journey that would take him to heights he never thought he would achieve.  

How Much Is Marcelo Motta Worth?

Marcelo Motta has built an impressive legacy throughout his outstanding career as a competitor and a coach. He has achieved many great moments in his competitive career and made plenty of money coaching. Through his time working for the Crown Prince of Dubai he profited extensively, this allowed Marcelo to move to America and build a highly successful and profitable academy. Marcelo has just begun to film instructional videos through BJJ Fanatics online platform, his newest video “Open Guard Sweeps And Submissions” is available exclusively for purchase on 

How Tall Is Marcelo Motta?

Marcelo Motta stands at 5 feet and 8 inches tall which is the equivalent of 173 centimetres. 

How Much Does Marcelo Motta Weigh?

Marcelo Motta weighs in at 70 kilograms or (154 pounds) Marcelo has also competed multiple times in the open weight class, where he won a NoGi World Championship.

Marcelo Motta’s Fight List!

Marcelo Motta has fought some of the toughest athletes on the planet. Throughout his career he has faced off against many of Brazil’s finest Black belts. Some of Marcelo’s opponents have been; Thiago Macedo, Matthew Taira, JT Torres, Jamir Toledo, Vitor Shaolin Ribeiro, Anderson Willis Stratton Jr, James Nival, Renato Sobral, Gustavo Gasprin and Maciej Polok.

Marcelo Motta’s Best Fight Of All Time!

Marcelo Motta has had an illustrious career as a competitor on the world stage of grappling. He has defeated many high calibre athletes and won multiple tournament Gold medals. Marcelo has won Open tournaments across America and has starred all through Brazil as a Rio State Champion on 3 occasions. Marcelo had his best tournament in 2014 at the IBJJF World NoGi Championship. Marcelo competed in the Masters 2 division in his lightweight and the open weight class. In his weight class Marcelo defeated Gustavo Gasperin in the semifinal before upstaging Marlond Ricauter Loor Vera from Atos Jiu Jitsu, to win the converted title. Marcelo then went on to win double Gold as he first defeated Renato Sobral in the semi final before taking out Marcos William Pereira in the Open Weight final. Marcelo was crowned the World NoGi Champion in both weight classes, at the age of 36 it was an incredible feat.  

Marcelo Motta's Record!

Marcelo Motta has become one of the world’s best practitioners of BJJ. He has travelled the world teaching and competing at a world class level. Marcelo has achieved multiple accolades like;

IBJJF World NoGi Champion (2014) IBJJF World NoGi Open Champion (2014) IBJJF Las Vegas Open Champion (2014) IBJJF Atlanta Open Champion (2015) IBJJF Chicago Open Champion (2016) Rio De Janeiro State Champion (2005, 2006, 2007) IBJJF World Championship Runner Up (2016) IBJJF Pan American Championship Runner Up (2016) IBJJF Irvine Open Runner Up (2015) UAEJJF Emirates Cup Runner Up (2009) IBJJF Brazilian Nationals Runner Up (2007) CBJJO World Championship Third Place (2007) 

Marcelo Motta’s Injuries!

Like a lot of high level Jiu Jitsu competitors, Marcelo has had his share of injury. He has endured through many strained muscles including some severe back strains earlier in his career. Over the years Marcelo has worked out the science behind long jeverdy in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. He is an expert in conditioning and he has passed on his knowledge and expertise to many of his students at Prime BJJ. 

Is Marcelo Motta Retired?

At the age of 43 Marcelo Motta continues to inspire his students at Prime BJJ, as he still actively competes in BJJ competitions in the masters divisions. Marcelo won World Championships at the age of 36, and is actively leading by example on the world stage. Marcelo is extraordinarily busy as he continues to run Prime BJJ, an academy that he has poured his heart and soul into. Marcelo is passionate about teaching kids self respect, self defense and helping them tap into their self confidence. Through all of Marcelo's Martial Arts programs, he is setting an extremely high standard in the world of grappling. 

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