Nivaldo Oliveira became one of the top medium heavyweight fighters in jiu jitsu under Rodrigo Cavaca‘s coaching, a position he achieved with wins over stand-outs such as Augusto Ferrari, Leandro Lo and Leonardo Nogueira. Nivaldo, also known as “Nil”, was graded as a black belt by Leo Vieira after winning the World Jiu Jitsu Championship and the World Jiu Jitsu Cup as a brown belt in 2007.
Nivaldo Oliveira Jiu Jitsu
Full Name: Nivaldo de Oliveira Lima
Nickname: “Nil” which is short for Nivaldo.
- World Cup Champion (2011 absolute – CBJJE)
- 3x Brazilian National Champion (2004 purple, 2012 weight & absolute black belt – CBJJ)
- 2x South American Champion (2010 & 2011 – IBJJF)
- World Pro Cup Brazilian Trials Champion (2011 – Gramado)
- World Champion (2007 brown – IBJJF)
- World Cup Champion (2007 brown – CBJJE)
- 2x NAGA Nogi Champion (2009 weight & absolute)
- Pan American Silver Medallist (2013)
- 3x Brazilian National Silver Medallist (2007 brown, 2010 & 2011 black – CBJJ)
- European Silver Medallist (2012)
- Pan American Bronze Medallist (2009, 2013 absolute – IBJJF)
- Brazilian National Bronze Medallist (2013 weight & absolute)
Favourite Position/Technique: Half Guard & Chokes
Weight Division: Meio Pesado (88kg/194lbs)/Pesado (94kg)
Team/Association: Checkmat BJJ
- Koral Kimonos
- Guaruja suplementos
- vert club
Nivaldo Oliveira Biography
Nivaldo Oliveira was born on the 10th of May, 1983 in Guaruja (on the coast of São Paulo State, Brazil). Nivaldo’s first contact with martial arts came at the age of 16 through Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Nivaldo’s brother already trained BJJ but “Nil” was only convinced by the benefits of grappling after watching some footage of Royce Gracie in action, those early UFC’s changed Oliveira’s perception of the sport and made him want to follow his brother’s footsteps.
Sergio Souza from the Integração academy was Nivaldo’s first coach; it was Souza who took Nivaldo through the ranks until his purple belt (when Oliveira earned his first major trophy at the Brazilian Nationals). After his win at the “Brasileiro”, Nivaldo moved to a bigger academy where he could reach his full potential in the sport, and started being coached by Leonardo Vieira. “Leozinho” awarded Nivaldo Oliveira both his brown and his black belt (in 2007).
Nivaldo de Oliveira was also a pioneer for BJJ in the country of Palau (Republic of Palau) where he was the very first black belt to coach there. The invitation happened by chance as Nivaldo was spending some time in Guam.
Nivaldo is a member of Checkmat – Santos, training alongside world champions such as Michelle Nicolini, Marcus Buchecha and Cavaca (the head instructor) Nivaldo won the open weigh division of CBJJE’s World Cup, one of the hardest competitions in Brazil (2011).
Nivaldo also coaches BJJ at his home town of Guaruja in the Vert Club, where he can dedicate his time to both BJJ and Surfing (another important sport in Nivaldo’s life).
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Nivaldo Oliveira Fight Videos
Nivaldo Oliveira vs Romulo Barral
Nivaldo Oliveira vs Augusto Ferrari
Nivaldo Oliveira vs Diogo Almeida
Nivaldo Oliveira vs Leandro Lo