Best BJJ Fighters From Australia

Best BJJ Fighters From Australia

BJJ in Australia has been steadily growing in popularity in the last decade. Many standout BJJ fighters from Australia have been making their presence known in the biggest Jiu-Jitsu organizations.

Here are four of the best BJJ fighters from Australia. Check out the stories of these grapplers below and go to Slots Gallery casino to get a free bonus next time you fancy placing a bet on one of these competitors.

Craig Jones

Craig Jones

On top of the list of the best BJJ fighters from Australia is fan favorite Craig Jones. The popular Australian grappler has had a meteoric rise to the top of the sport.

Jones first started his training in a small MMA gym in Adelaide. He first wanted to be an MMA fighter, but fell in love with Jiu Jitsu.

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When Craig was a purple belt, he made the journey to train with Lachlan Giles to evolve as a grappler. During the late 2010s, Jones began making a name for himself on the sport’s biggest stages.

Jones had a standout performance at the 2017 ADCC Championship that made him a grappling star. From there, Craig began traveling the world and main eventing huge superfight cards.

After his stint with the Danaher Death Squad, Craig went on to co-found B-Team Jiu Jitsu. Today, Jones has been making waves as he announced the Craig Jones Invitational that is taking place later this year.

Lachlan Giles

Lachlan Giles

Right under Craig Jones on the list of the best BJJ fighters from Australia is Lachlan Giles. The Melbourne grappler is one of the top coaches that is growing the modern BJJ scene in Australia.

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Giles originally started training under coach John Simon in the late 2000s. He gradually grew his skills and helped form one of Australia’s top gyms in Absolute MMA.

During the 2010s, Giles and his student/teammate Craig Jones started making a name for themselves in grappling. Lachlan first caught the attention of Jiu Jitsu fans in EBI 5 where he submitted Nathan Orchard and Rani Yaha.

Giles would gain popularity on the internet with his in depth technique breakdowns and innovative leg lock system. By far, his best performance as a pro grappler came at the 2019 ADCC Championships.

Lachlan gave an incredible performance where he submitted Kayan Duarte and Mahamed Aly in the absolute division. Today, Giles is spending most of his time coaching and doing seminars around the world.

Kit Dale 

Kit Dale 

Another one of the best BJJ fighters from Australia during the 2010s was Kit Dale. Kit first started making a name for himself when he won the AJP Pro from blue to brown belt.

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The Yuri Simoes black belt then went on to compete in big superfight cards like Metamoris and ADCC. Dale is also notable for his approach to training, where he favors situational training over drilling. He is also a popular YouTube personality and an actor.

John Will

John Will

None of the best BJJ fighters from Australia would have become popular if not for Australian grappling pioneer John Will. The Australian native is one of the famous “Dirty Dozen” or first non Brazilian BJJ black belts.

Will got his black belt training under the legendary Rigan Machado. After earning his black belt, John returned to Australia and began growing the martial art within the continent.