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Bruno Amorim (Gracie Barra)

Bruno Amorim

Bruno Amorim

Bruno Amorim, Also known as “Robinho” is a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu black belt under the prestigeous Vinicius Magalhaes. Though Amorim started his career as a BJJ competitor in the Nova Força academy, he switched to the Gracie Barra – Belo Horizonte at the grade of purple belt where he stayed until the present times.

Bruno Amorim in Detail

Full Name: Bruno Henrique Amorim

Nickname: When Bruno started training with Gracie Barra, his instructor Draculino thought he resembled the famous soccer star “Robinho”, and started calling him by that name.

Lineage: Mitsuyo Maeda > Carlos Gracie Sr. > Carlos Gracie Junior > Vinicios Magalhaes > Bruno Amorim

Main Achievements:

  • Brazilian Champion
  • Mundial Champion (World Championships)
  • 2x Interstate Champion BH
  • Pan American Champion (2008 – CBJJE)

Weight Division: Peso Leve (76kg-167lbs)

Favorite Position/Technique: Spider Guard

Most important fight: The finals of the 2009 Mundial (World Championship) against Jonathan “JT” Torres

Team/Association: Gracie Barra-Belo Horizonte.

Bruno Amorin Biography

Robinho was born in Belo Horizonte, Brazil on the 30th of October, 1985. He started training at 16 years of age, with the intention of becoming more dangerous in the street fights that he frequently found himself in. Thankfully, BJJ ending changing Bruno’s ways, Bruno has publicly claimed to have not been involved in a street fight since he started taking Jiu Jitsu seriously.

He started training with a team known as Forca Livre, Bruno was promoted all the way to purple belt at this gym, but as he rose in the ranks he found that the training wasn’t pushing him to his potential. He soon switched to Gracie Barra Belo Horizonte where he was welcomed with open arms by Vinicius ‘Draculino’ Magalhães. ”Draculino” later promoted the young fighter to brown belt, who proved his worth and earned his black belt–together with a gold medal–on the podium of the 2009 Mundial Championships.

Bruno continues training and representing Gracie Barra BH, and states that his major influences are his master “Draculino”, friends Romulo Barral and Pablo Silvas, and some of his favorite fighters like Fredson Paixao, Mario Reis, and Tererê, among others.

Bruno Amorim (Blue) vs Rafael Rosendo

Bruno Amorim vs Rafael dos Santos

Bruno Amorim vs Diego Saraiva

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