Dean Lister Gets Inducted Into The ADCC Hall Of Fame

Dean Lister is one of the most recognizable and respected names in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu – and now he has one more “title” to go with the proof of his greatness, as he has been inducted into the ADCC Hall Of Fame!

A Brazilian black belt under Jeffrey Higgs, Lister spend eight years training and competing in a gi, but always had the ambition to transfer to the Mixed Martial Arts competition circuit. He found success in submission grappling, winning his first ADCC World Championship in the absolute division in 2003, defeating such renowned grapplers as Nate Marquardt, Saulo Ribeiro, and Alexandre Cacareco Ferreria. In 2005, he won a superfight at ADCC World Championship by defeating JJ Machado. “The Boogeyman” won his second ADCC World Championship in 99kg weight class in 2011 by submitting Radek Turek, Rodolfo Vieira, and Joao Assis all by leglocks.

ADCC Hall of Fame: 3X champion Dean Lister. Dean has the highest submission rate in ADCC, a staggering 84% and achieved the ADCC triple crown(winning division, absolute and superfight).


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Outside the ADCC competition, Lister was a Metamoris regular, where his bouts against fellow inductees Alex Ribeiro and Renato Sobral ended in a draw.

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