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Issa Able

​​​​​​​Issa Able is a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt. He started training wrestling at the age of 13, in November of 2003. Once he graduated high school in 2008, he made the transition to the art of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Issa started training in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in July 2008.  7 years later, in June of 2015, he received his black belt from Gustavo Dantas after taking 3rd place as a brown belt at the 2015 world championships.


  • GI US National championships: 1st place in 2008 white belt/2009 blue belt/2010 purple belt
  • GI World Championships: 2nd place 2010 blue belt/ 3rd place 2015 brown belt
  • 5-0 Mixed Martial Arts record. 3-0 amateur and 2-0 professional.
  • 2016 Gracie Worlds Champion, Black belt
  • High School Wrestling State Championships: 2nd place folk-style 1st place freestyle 2008
  • High School Wrestling Senior year record of (37-4)
  • No-GI National championships: 1st place 2009 blue/2014 brown belts
  • No-Gi World Championships: 1st place 2009 blue belt
  • Abu-Dhabi Pro Trais: 1st place weight/absolute 2010 blue/ 1st place 2012 purple belt
  • Abu-Dhabi Pro World championships: 3rd place 2010 blue belt
  • Arizona State Championships: 1st place 2009 blue/2010, weight/absolute 2011 purple belt
  • 5th/6th/7th Arizona International Open: weight/absolute champion blue/purple belt
  • Las Vegas International Open: 1st place 2010 purple/2011purple/2015 brown belt
  • Phoenix International Open: 1st place, 2nd place absolute 2012 purple belt
  • North American Championships: 1st place 2012​ purple belt
  • D.A.N Jiu-Jitsu  Championships: 1st place 2013 brown/ Absolute Champion 2016 black belt
  • NAGA  Phoenix : 1st place  Expert 2016
  • Fabio Santos Open San Diego: 1st place weight/absolute 2010 blue belt
  • Spartan Middle Weight Champion December 2015
  • 2X SouthWest Classic Open champion  blue/purple belts
  • Gracie Worlds 2nd place 2015 black belt​
  • Fight to Win Pro 13 and Fight to Win Pro 75 superfight winner
  • 2018 Denver No-Gi International Open: champion blackbelt/middleweight
  • 2018 US Nationals No-Gi Championships: 2nd place blackbelt/middleweight