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Craig Jones (Martial Artist)

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Craig Jones (born July 17, 1991, Adelaide, Australia) is an Australian Brazilian jiu-jitsu practitioner.[1] He is a black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu under Lachlan Giles, and holds titles from IBJJF[2] and Polaris Pro Grappling.[3][4]

He won the Abu Dhabi Combat Club Asia & Ocenia Trials in 2014[5] and 2016.[6]

Jones took 4th place at the 2017 ADCC Submission Wrestling World Championship, behind Alexandre Ribiero.[7]

He has primarily competed representing Absolute MMA Academy, but as of 2019 spends some of his time training at Renzo Gracie Academy in Manhattan.[8][9]

Notable victories[edit]

He has victories over notable combat sports competitors such as Keenan Cornelius,[10] Leondro Lo,[11] Rousimar Palhares,[12] Jake Shields,[13] and Chael Sonnen.[14][15]

In July 2019, he defeated mixed martial artist and former Ultimate Fighting Championship light heavyweight contender Anthony "Rumble" Johnson via heel hook at Submission Underground 9.[16] Jones won the grappling contest in under one minute, despite there being an over 60 pound weight difference between Jones and Johnson.[17]


  1. "Craig Jones". Attack The Back. Retrieved 9 July 2019.
  2. "World Jiu-Jitsu No-Gi IBJJF Championship 2015" (PDF). Retrieved 12 July 2019.
  3. "Grappling Report: Craig Jones becomes two-division Polaris champion". Retrieved 12 July 2019.
  4. "Polaris 8 results: Cornelius vs. Jones". Retrieved 12 July 2019.
  5. "1st ADCC Asia & Oceania Trials 2014 Korea". Retrieved 12 July 2019.
  6. "1st ADCC Asia & Oceania Trials 2016 – Results". Retrieved 12 July 2019.
  7. "ADCC 2017 Results". Retrieved 12 July 2019.
  8. "Here's What It's Like To Train At 2 Of The Top BJJ Schools In NYC". JiuJitsuTimes. Retrieved 9 July 2019. ...bumping elbows with several seasoned grapplers — Jake Shields, Craig Jones, Gordon Ryan, and Garry Tonon to name a few — at Renzo’s...
  9. "Craig Jones Rolls With Jake Shields at Renzo Gracie Academy". FloGrappling. Retrieved 9 July 2019.
  10. "Craig Jones Bests Keenan Cornelius In Tough Polaris 8 Match Up". Retrieved 12 July 2019.
  11. "ADCC 2017 results: Marcus Almeida, Gabi Garcia take gold, Andre Galvao wins super fight". Retrieved 12 July 2019.
  12. "Rousimar Palhares 'hated' grappling loss to Craig Jones: 'One of the worst matches of my life'". Retrieved 12 July 2019.
  13. "Craig Jones' Heel Hook Tap Over Jake Shields: A Breakdown". Retrieved 12 July 2019.
  14. "ADCC 2017 results: Marcus Almeida, Gabi Garcia take gold, Andre Galvao wins super fight". Retrieved 12 July 2019.
  15. "Craig Jones". BJJ Heroes. Retrieved 9 July 2019.
  16. "Video: Anthony 'Rumble' Johnson submitted at SUG 9, won anyway because he had a blast". Retrieved 9 July 2019.
  17. Tom Taylor (July 8, 2019). "VIDEO | Anthony Johnson gets tapped by Craig Jones at SUG 9". Retrieved 9 July 2019.

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