Biography(references)Held began training in Submission grappling at the age of nine, with emphasis on submission wrestling controls and Sambo style leglock system. He also received a jiu-jitsu black belt at the age 21, becoming the youngest black belt in Poland. Held is well known for winning multiple submission grappling competitions in his home country. Since his MMA career has taken off, he still competes regularly in Submission Grappling, most notably for Quintet and Polaris. Though he fights at lightweight, he has expressed a desire to compete at featherweight, should the right fight become available.
Awards & Accolades
Mixed Martial Arts Challengers: MMA Challengers 2 Lightweight Tournament Winner
Bellator Fighting Championships: Bellator Season 10 Lightweight Tournament Winner
Bellator Fighting Championships: Bellator Season 7 Lightweight Tournament Runner-Up
Bellator Fighting Championships: Tied (with Michael Chandler and Adam Piccolotti) for most submission victories in Bellator Lightweight division (five)
ADCC Submission Wrestling World Championship: 2011 ADCC Submission Wrestling Polish Championships Gold Medalist
ADCC Submission Wrestling World Championship: 2010 ADCC Submission Wrestling European Championships Bronze Medalist
International Federation of Associated Wrestling Styles: 2011 FILA Grappling European Championships Senior No-Gi Gold Medalist
International Federation of Associated Wrestling Styles: 2010 FILA Grappling World Championships Senior Gi Silver Medalist
Polaris: 2018 Polaris 6 - Defeated Chris Fishgold by Armbar
International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation: 2010 IBJJF European Open Jiu-Jitsu Championships Purple Belt Gold Medalist
Federation International of Jiu-Jitsu Association: 2012 FIJJA World Professional Jiu-Jitsu Cup Warsaw Trials Absolute Brown/Black Belt Runner-up
Federation International of Jiu-Jitsu Association: 2012 FIJJA World Professional Jiu-Jitsu Cup Warsaw Trials Brown/Black Belt 3rd Place
International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation: 2010 FILA Pankration World Championships Senior Silver Medalist
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