Miha Perhavec

I was born and raised in Kranj, Slovenia a small town, that thankfully had a judo klub. I started training there when I was about 9 or 10 years old. During my teenage years I was fortnute enough to train with the Slovenian national team, which produced a number of Olympic gold medalists.

My own results in judo left something to be desired. My best result was placing second in the National championship as a junior and third as a cadet. When I was 18, I was awarded my black belt 1. dan in judo. Around the same time, the rules of judo were changing in a way that made it a less complete martial arts. There also wasn’t many people my size and age training in the club, so I decided to porsue MMA.

I joined the almost brand new MMA academy in my town, which also to have jiu jitsu classes. I trained in every available class and soon discovered that MMA is ok and all, but jiu jitsu was what I was made to do. During the next 3 years, I competed in both MMA and jiu jitsu. In amateur MMA I compiled a record of 11-1 with 11 first round finishes and one decision loss. In jiu jitsu I remained largely undefeated as a white and blue belt in regional competitions.

In 2012 I began competing internationally, first taking double bronze at the 2012 IBJJF Nogi Europeans. I the same year I also became sponsored by Scramble, which helped me compete more frequently. In 2013 I left Slovenia for a year to train at what is now Berszerkers team Warsaw. In 2015 I left first for Norway and eventually Dublin, Ireland. There I finished my masters degree and much more importantly earned my brown belt under Darragh O’Conaill. Even more importantly it was around that time that I began competing on Polaris Professional, so far amasing a record of 3-1.

For the last few years, my wife and I have been travelling around the world (link to /travel), training at academies like Renzo Gracie Academy NYC, Atos San Diego, Absolute MMA St. Kilda, Carpe Diem Tokyo and many, many more.

1
2010

Serbian Open BJJ Championship – Gold

BJJ Nogi Tournament ‘’Kralj Tomislav 2010’’ – 76kg – Gold

2010
2
2011

Serbian Open BJJ Championship – Gold

Bjelovar Grappling Tournament – Silver

Croatian Open Jiu-Jitsu – Gold

Croatian Open Jiu-Jitsu – Bronze

BJJ Nogi Tournament ‘’Kralj Tomislav 2011’’ – 79,5kg – Gold

1.Slovenian Open BJJ Championship – 3rd place

Slovenian MMA Ligue – 2nd place

Slovenian National Championship – Grappling – Nogi – 1st (only edition)

Bjelovar Combat Grappling Tournament – Silver

2011
3
2012

IBJJF European Open – Nogi – Bronze 

IBJJF European Open – Nogi – Bronze 

ADCC European championship (trials) – 4th place – -77kg, elite 

Croatian Open – Gold – 

International Cage Grappling Tournament, Sesvete – Croatia – Gold

Slovenian MMA League – 1st place

VIII. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Hungarian Open – Gold and Bronze

2nd Slovenian Open BJJ Championship – 1st place

2012
4
2013

IBJJF Rome International Open – Bronze 

IBJJF Rome International Open – Gold – Openweight

UAEJJF Warsaw Pro Trials – Gold  

UAEJJF Warsaw Pro Trials – 4th place – Openweight

IBJJF European Open – Nogi – Silver 

ADCC Slovenia Open – Gold – -77kg, elite

ADCC Slovenia Open – Gold – Openweight, elite

Split Open regional tournament – gold 

Split Open regional tournament – gold – Openweight

Ranked #5 in the world – IBJJF nogi, blue belt

2013
5
2014

IBJJF Rome Open – Gold – (blue belt)

IBJJF Rome Open – Gold – Openweight

IBJJF Zadar Open – Silver 

IBJJF Zadar Open – Silver – Openweight

IBJJF Munich Winter Open – Bronze 

IBJJF Munich Winter Open – Silver – Openweight

UAEJFF Warsaw Trials – Gold 

UAEJJF Birmingham Trials – Bronze 

UAEJJF Birmingham Trials – Silver 

ADCC Poland National championship – -88kg – Intermediate

Finnish Open – Silver 

Finnish Open – Silver – Openweight

ADCC Poland Mizowsza Open – Gold  -88kg – Advanced

ADCC Eastern European Open – Gold – Openweigh

2014
6
2015

UAEJJF Serbia National Pro – Gold 

UAEJJF Serbia National Pro – Silver – Openweight

UAEJJF Switzerland National Pro – Gold 

IBJJF London Fall Open – Gold 

IBJJF London Fall Open – Nogi – Bronze 

IBJJF Munich Winter Open – Nogi – Gold 

IBJJF Rome Open – Gi – Silver 

IBJJF European Open – Nogi – Bronze 

Irish national championship – Nogi – Bronze 

Irish national championship – Nogi – Gold 

ADCC Eastern European Open – Gold – -88kg

ADCC Eastern European Open – Gold – Openweight

OTG Budapest – Superfight – Winner 

Croatian National Championship – Gold 

Dublin International Open – Gold 

Dublin International Open – Gold – Openweight

2015
7
2016

Northern Ireland Open – Gold 

Northern Ireland Open – Gold – Openweight

Ireland University Grappling League – -88kg – Elite

ADCC Ireland National Championship – Gold – -88kg, elite

ADCC Ireland National Championship – Silver – Openweight, elite

Finnish Open – Silver

2016
8
2017

IBJJF Spanish Nationals – Nogi – Gold  

IBJJF Spanish Nationals – Gi – Gold 

IBJJF Spanish Nationals – Nogi – Silver – Openweight

NAGA Ireland Championship – Gold – Gi 

IBJJF European Open – Nogi – Silver 

UAEJJF London Grand Slam – Bronze 

SubOver80 Dublin – Pro Tournament – Champion – Openweight

2017
9
2018

IBJJF Los Angeles Winter Open – Gi – Bronze 

IBJJF Atlanta Winter Open – Gi – Gold 

Grappling Industries Sydney, Australia – Nogi – Gold – Elite

Grappling Industries Sydney, Australia – Nogi – Gold – Openweight – Elite

New Zealand National Nogi Championship (open) – Gold – Elite

New Zealand National Nogi Championship (open) – Gold – Elite

2018
10
2019 UAEJJF Austria National Pro

UAEJJF Austria National Pro – Gi – Silver 

2 superfights: vs. Boogeyman Martinez on Polaris & Craig Jones on GrappleFest

2019 UAEJJF Austria National Pro