Mario Sperry His Record, Net Worth, Weight, Age & More!
Who Is Mario Sperry?
Jose Mario Sperry is a former professional Mixed Martial Artist, who specialises in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Mario holds a 6th degree Black belt in BJJ and was awarded his rank by Carlson Gracie. Mario also holds a Black belt rank in Judo, training under the famous Judo Master Georges Medhi. Mario was one of the founders of Brazilian Top Team, one of the most prolific Jiu Jitsu academies in the world today.
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Up until 1995 Mario had earned himself the nickname "The Zen Machine" this was due to his ruthless performances in the competition scene. It has been said that Mario had never even lost a point in competition, and had a record of 270 wins with 0 losses. That same year Mario debuted in MMA where he fought at the Extreme Fighting Event, defeating his first opponent Rudyard Moncayo by ground and pound. In his second fight he lost to the Russian Sambo specialist Igor Zinoviev after suffering a deep laceration to his head.
Over the next three years Mario would win The World Mundial Championship three times, and win two ADCC Championships including an Absolute title. Mario defeated champions like; Saulo Ribeiro, Oleg Taktarov and Richardo Alves. Later in 1998 Mario became the first athlete to ever submit a Gracie, by securing a (koshi-jime) otherwise known as a clock choke on Royler Gracie at the 1998 World Championships.
In 2001 Mario signed up with the Pride Fighting Championship organisation, where he would face off against the well renowned Igor Vovchanchyn at Pride 17. Late in the first round Mario would land an exceptional takedown and transition into a head arm triangle, submitting Igor in his first Pride FC appearance. Over the next two years Mario went 2 wins and 2 losses inside the Pride arena, including wins over Wataru Sakata and the former world Sambo champion Andrei Kopylov.
Mario entered the Pride Bushido event in 2004, as he electrified the fans with an 11 second demolition of his opponent, Mike Bencic. In 2005 at Pride 29, Mario beat up a turtled Hirotaka Yokoi with knees and soccer kicks. The following year Hiortaka’s trainer Tsuyoshi Kohsaka would look for retribution for his student, as he faced Mario at Pride 31 (Dreamers) In Mario’s last Pride appearance the combatants traded punches in a frenetic first minute, Tsuyoshi would land a right hand knockout 80 seconds into the fight, putting to rest the rivalry between the camps.
Mario stepped away from MMA and focused on teaching Jiu Jitsu at Brazilian top Team. Mario worked with future champions like Antônio Rodrigo Nogueira, Ricardo Arona and Paulo Filho. In 2011 and 2013 Mario would compete in super fight appearances on the ADCC Championship events. Fighting in the Absolute division he defeated highly experienced champions like Renzo Gracie and Fabio Gurgel by points and a decision respectively.
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How Old Is Mario Sperry?
Mario Sperry was born in Porto Alegre in Brazil on the 28th of September in 1966, he is currently 54 years of age.
Mario Sperry’s Family!
Mario grew up in Brazil in a place that was dangerous, where everyone had to fend for themselves. Mario’s mother had him checked by a doctor when he was 5 years old, because of his constant need to keep on the move, the doctor suggested martial arts. Mario began practising in Judo and Jiu Jitsu along with other sports like; swimming, water polo, gymnastics and volleyball. Growing up in a military family gave Mario the discipline he needed, Mario’s thanks his father for being his biggest influence. Mario’s father was a competitive swimmer and a man that made Mario wake up at 6am and make his bed before he left the house, instilling all the values and morals a young boy needed. Mario spent 5 years at an extremely hard military school, before heading to college where he finished a degree in economics. After College Mario weighed up his options before deciding to become a professional fighter.
How Much Is Mario Sperry Worth?
Mario Sperry has spent his life training and competing in martial arts, with most of his money coming from Pride FC and Superfights. He has also made some good money through Brazilian Top Team which he helped co-found, and now has become one of the most highly regarded places to train in the world. Mario has a net worth ranging somewhere above 5 million dollars, and is steadily increasing due to his popularity within the martial arts community.
How Tall Is Mario Sperry?
Mario Sperry stands at 6 feet and 1 inch tall which equates to 185 centimetres.
How Much Does Mario Sperry Weigh?
Mario Sperry has always been a heavyweight in his fighting career, he weighs in at 99 kilograms or (220 lbs) Mario has also had many fights in the Absolute or Open weight divisions.
Mario Sperry’s Fight List!
Mario Sperry has spent his life competing in martial arts, from his early Judo days to his formidable MMA and Jiu Jitsu careers. Mario has competed against some of the best martial artists on the planet. He has also coached some of the greatest fighters to enter the world stage. Mario has an incredible fight list that includes; Roger Gracie, Fabio Gurgel, Renzo Gracie, Royler Gracie, Oleg Taktarov, Ricardo Alves, Saulo Ribeiro, Roberto Correa, Renato Verissimo, Rudyard Moncayo, Vernon White,Igor Vovchanchyn, Andrei Kopylov, Mario has also coached legends like; Antônio Rodrigo Nogueira, Ricardo Arona, Paulo Filho, Luke Rockhold, Rashad Evans and Alistair Overeem.
Mario Sperry’s Best Fight Of All Time!
Mario Sperry has fought a huge list of champions, so it would be easy to say most of his fights were pretty special. He has beaten guys like Igor Vovchanchyn in his first Pride appearance and Mike Bencic, who he knocked out in quick fashion. His Jiu Jitsu is much the same as he boasts wins over incredible athletes like; Enson Inoue, Renzo Gracie, Fabio Gurgel and Saulo Ribeiro. Mario’s best fight in his career was extremely special because of the myth he busted. Mario Sperry became the first person to ever submit a Gracie in competition. At the 1998 Jiu Jitsu World Championships Mario Sperry submitted Royler Gracie with a Clock Choke (koshi-jime) this was no easy feat and it reaffirmed Mario Sperry’s exceptional Jiu Jitsu skills within the martial arts community.
Who Did Mario Sperry Lose To?
Mario Sperry has had a superb career filled with incredible wins, but his list of losses you could almost count on one hand. He only lost 4 matches inside the cage and his Jiu Jitsu career only 5 notable losses. Mario has lost to; Ricardo Libório, Roger Gracie, Mark Kerr, Rodrigo Comprido, Leonardo Leite, Roberto Roleta, Tsuyoshi Kohsaka, Yuki Kondo and Igor Zinoviev.
Mario would suffer his worst defeat at Pride FC 20 in 2002, when he went toe to toe with Chute Box’s Murilo “Ninja” Rua. The match was of epic proportion, as Rua landed multiple attacks on Sperry throughout the fight. Rua managed to escape multiple submission attempts from Sperry, including; a triangle armbar, rolling kneebar and a kimura lock. Rua continued landing strikes including knees to the head and a soccer kick to the face. The brutal fight lasted all three rounds and Murilo Rua won the match by unanimous decision. This fight caused a rivalry between Chute Box and Brazilian Top Team for years to come.
Mario Sperry’s Record!
Mario Sperry has had an amazing career full of triumphs and accolades, he boasts an MMA record of 13 wins from 17 fights including 7 knockouts and 3 submissions. His Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Vale Tudo careers have been impeccable, as it is estimated he won some 270 fights without losing a single point in competition up until his loss against Igor Zinoviev in 1995. Mario has a record in ADCC and World Championships as a Black belt of 17 wins with 5 losses.
Mario has an incredible list of accolades: CBJJ World Championships: Black belt Absolute (1998) Black belt Pesado (1997) Black belt Pesadissimo (1996) ADCC World champion (1998) ADCC World Absolute Champion (1998) ADCC Superfight wins; Enson Inoue (1999) Roberto Travern (2000) Renzo Gracie (2011) Fabio Gurgel (2013) IBJJF Black belt Master 5 Super heavyweight (2017) Black belt World Mundial Champion (1996, 1997, 1998) Brazilian National Black belt champion (1994, 1995) Ultimate Caged Combat Tournament Winner (1997) Martial Arts Reality Super Fight Champion, Coliseum 2000 Heavyweight Champion, Vale Tudo Super Fight Champion (Titanic Dual 1995) Voted Best Purple Belt in Brazil (1990) Voted Best Brown Belt in Brazil (1992) Awarded Fighter of the Decade by NAGA (2000)
Mario Sperry’s Injuries!
Mario Sperry has had his share of injuries throughout his long and battle hardened career. Mario endured through many battles in the cage and on the mats, he has pushed through many strains and bruises, cuts and broken ribs. Mario has always found a way to rehab and condition his body and move on to more successes in his career.
Is Mario Sperry Retired?
After an extremely successful career Mario Sperry has retired from mixed martial arts. At 54 years of age he is an absolute warrior as he still competes in the Black belt Masters division in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu World Championships. Mario currently lives in florida where he teaches out of Brazilian Top Team, where he instills discipline in his students in the art of Jiu Jitsu.
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