Nickname: The Snowman
Born in 1971
Division: over 99 Kg
Submission Fighting record:
ADCC World Submission Fighting Championships:
ADCC 2005 99+kg: 1st Place
ADCC 2003 99+kg: Quarter Finals
ADCC 2001 99+kg: 2nd place
ADCC 2000 88-98 kg: Quarter Finals, 2nd place Openweight
ADCC 1999 88-99 Kg 1st place
2007 CBJJ Black Belt SuperSuperHeavy: 2nd Place
2007 CBJJ Black Belt Open Weight: 1st Place
2007 Budweiser World Jiu-Jitsu Championships – Pro no-gi 1st place.
2006 Budweiser World Jiu-Jitsu Championships – Pro no-gi 1st place.
2004 Budweiser World Jiu-Jitsu Championships – Pro no-gi 1st place.
Jeff Monson is one of the most successful Submission fighters in the world with 2 golds and 2 second places at ADCC world finals, he also have an impressive MMA card with 31 wins (20 by submission) in 39 fights.
His first important achievement in international grounds was the impressive victory at ADCC 1999 in Abu Dhabi, when he won over names such as Fabiano Capoane, Roberto Traven, Rigan Machado and Saulo Ribeiro, at this very same tournament the Brazilians, impressed with this giant bald very withe man, gave Monson his famous nickname, at the weight-in they were referring to him in Portuguese as the “Boneco de Neve” and then after he won his weight division the international media translated his nickname and he is now known as “The snowman”.