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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.

Lineage: Mitsuyo Maeda > Carlos GracieHelio GracieRolls GracieRomero CavalcantiLeonardo Vieira> Nivaldo Oliveira

Main Achivements:

  • World Cup Champion (2011 absolute – CBJJE)
  • Brazilian National Champion (2004 purple, 2012 weight & absolute black belt – CBJJ)
  • 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

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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).

Nivaldo Oliveira Grappling Record

11 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    5 (45%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    1 (9%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    5 (45%)
  • BY DECISION
    0 (0%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

5 SUBMISSIONS WINS

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Ezekiel
20
1
#86e620
Arm in Ezekiel
20
1
#5AD3D1
Botinha
20
1
#d1212a
Kneebar
20
1
#fad11b
Choke
20
1
5
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
15 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    7 (47%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    2 (13%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    4 (27%)
  • BY DECISION
    2 (13%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

4 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

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Katagatame
50
2
#86e620
Kimura
25
1
#5AD3D1
Triangle/armbar
25
1
4
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Nivaldo Oliveira Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
2142Otavio SousaOtavio SousaLAdvPan American88KGSF2009
2663Tarsis HumphreysTarsis HumphreysLReferee DecisionWorld Champ.88KG1/4F2010
2734Augusto MendesAugusto MendesLPts: 4x2South AmericanABSSF2010
2884Sergio MoraesSergio MoraesLPts: 2x0Brasileiro88KGF2011
3299Alexandre CeconiAlexandre CeconiLPointsPan Am CBJJEABSNA2011
3404Rodrigo FajardoRodrigo FajardoLReferee DecisionEuropean Open88KGF2012
3962Diogo SampaioDiogo SampaioLPointsWorld Champ.88KGR22012
4133Rafael LovatoRafael LovatoLKatagatameNoGi Worlds94KGSF2012
4361Andre GalvaoAndre GalvaoLPts: 2x0Pan AmericanABSSF2013
4450Roberto AlencarRoberto AlencarLAdvPan American88KGF2013
4462Dimitrius SouzaDimitrius SouzaLPointsBrasileiro94KGSF2013
4626Rodolfo VieiraRodolfo VieiraLKatagatameWorld Champ.94KGSF2013
5390Leandro LoLeandro LoLPts: 9x0World Pro.ABSR32014
5418Romulo BarralRomulo BarralLKimuraWorld Pro.88KG1/4F2014
5596Felipe PenaFelipe PenaLTriangle/armbarWorld Champ.94KG1/4F2014
3295Igor RibeiroWBotinhaPan Am CBJJEABSNA2011
3731Romulo BarralRomulo BarralWPointsBrasileiro88KGSF2012
3732William LimaWKneebarBrasileiro88KGF2012
3737Murilo SantanaMurilo SantanaWPts: 2x2, AdvBrasileiroABSSF2012
4347Guilherme SantosWPointsPan AmericanABSR12013
4349Roberto AbreuRoberto AbreuWChokePan AmericanABSR22013
4357Leo NogueiraLeo NogueiraWPts: 2x0Pan AmericanABS1/4F2013
4441Guilherme SantosWPts: 15x0Pan American88KGR12013
4448Max FreitasWPts: 4x2Pan American88KG1/4F2013
4623Fabiano SouzaWEzekielWorld Champ.94KG1/4F2013
5861Bruno CuppariWArm in EzekielBJJ StarsABSSPF2014

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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

 

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