Marco “Xassi” Canha

    Marco Canha is a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt, graduated under the legendary Ricardo Vieira at the Fightzone academy (Checkmat headquarters in Rio de Janeiro). Born in the “Mecca” of jiu-jitsu, Marco Canha made a name for himself as one of the hottest new prospects to come out of the Checkmat Academy, he has since moved to Europe, where he opened up his own affiliate of Fightzone in London (check Fightzone London website).

    Full name: Marco Aurelio Oliveira Canha

    Nickname: N/A

    Lineage: Mitsuyo Maeda > Carlos Gracie > Helio Gracie > Rolls Gracie > Romero Cavalcanti > Ricardo Vieira > Marco Canha

    Main Achievements:

    • 1st Place IBJJF London Open (2013/2014 Master 1)
    • 1st Place IBJJF London NoGi Open (2013/2014 Master 1)
    • 1st Place IBJJF London Winter Open (2019 Master 2)
    • 1st Place IBJJF London Fall Open (2018 Master 2)
    • 1st Place IBJJF Dublin Open (2018 Master 2)
    • 1st Place IBJJF Dublin NoGi Open (2018 Master 2)
    • 1st Place UKBJJA British Open (2014)
    • 1st Place UAEJJF Grand Slam Tour, LDN (2019 Master 1)
    • 2nd Place IBJJF European No-Gi Open (2012 Master 1)
    • 2nd Place IBJJF London Open (2012 Master 1)
    • 2nd Place IBJJF London Fall Open (2015 Master 1)
    • 2nd Place FJJ-R Rio de Janeiro State Championship (2009)
    • 3rd Place FJJ-R Rio de Janeiro State Championship (2009**)
    • 3rd Place SWOPBJJ Scandinavian Open (2009)
    • 2nd Place UKBJJA NOGI British National Open (2009)
    • 2nd CBJJ Brazilian Nationals (Blue Belt Division 1997)

    * Absolute
    ** Weight and absolute

    Weight Division: Leve (Lightweight) 76kg-167lbs.

    Favorite Position/Technique: Half Guard

    Team/Association: Checkmat