Denilson Pimenta - BJJ World Champion

Master Pimenta is a third degree black belt and one of the top competitors in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu’s featherweight division (Peso Pena - 70kg/154lbs). Master Pimenta is also part of the prestigious Grappling Fight Team (GFT) from Brazil. GFT has gained international prominence since it was founded in 2007 and continues to produce high level Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu fighters such as Bruno Malfacine, Rodolfo Vieira, Ricardo Evangelista, Italo Lins, Theodoro Canal and many others.


Denilson Pimenta

GFTeam Competitor

Coach Denilson is an internationally renowned BJJ competitor often placing or winning in most tournaments that he competes in. Coach Denilson recently won in his class at the 2013 and 2014 Pan American Championships. Denilson's success is a result of working with some of the best fighters in the world.

Denilson Pimenta's Achievements

Denilson Pimenta
  • World Masters Champion Gi 2013, 2014, 2015 & 2016
  • Pan American 2011 Division & Absolute Champion
  • Pan American 2012, 2013, 2014 & 2015 Division Champion
  • Worlds Gi 2010 Champion
  • Worlds No-Gi 2010 Masters Champion
  • Pan American No-Gi Bronze 2010
  • Dallas Open 2013 Adult Champion
  • New York Open 2011, 2012 Adult Champion
  • Brazil International 2013 Masters Champion
  • Rio Open Champion (2009)
  • European Champion (2009 – CBJJE)
  • World No-Gi Silver Medalist (2008)
  • Brazilian National Bronze Medalist (2009)
  • World Cup Bronze Medalist (2009)

Denilson Pimenta's Biography

GFTeam Brazil


Denilson Pimenta grew up on the Favela’s in Rio de Janeiro. Denilson started Jiu Jitsu in 1991 as a way to occupy his spare time, in order to focus on something positive and escape the dangers of falling victim to crime. Denilson was awarded his black belt by Maestre Julio Cesar, GFTeam’s main instructor.

Denilson Pimenta's BJJ Lineage

Lineage: Mitsuyo Maeda > Luis França > Oswaldo Fadda > Moacir Salomão > Julio Cesar Pereira > Denilson Pimenta

Videos of Denilson Pimenta

Denilson Pimenta rolling with Rodolfo Viera

Denilson Pimenta x Douglas Moura by X-COMBAT

Denilson Pimenta x Mário Reis by X-COMBAT

Denilson Pimenta e Tiago Bravo - Rio Internacional Jiu-Jitsu Qualifier - 73kg

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