Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Team History, Fighter Stats, Biographies and News

Digitsu Free BJJ Techniques

Trained by coach extraordinaire Rodrigo Cavaca, Renato Cardoso made a big name for himself in late 2012 being revered by jiu jitsu’s media as the new “crown jewel” of the Checkmat Team. This status came after a series of magnificent performances in his first couple of months as a black belt, when Renato Cardoso conquered the medium heavyweight world jiu jitsu title (CBJJE) as well as the Sao Paulo International Open (IBJJF), only a few weeks later in both his weight class and the absolute, this time submitting every one of his 9 opponents. In mid 2014 Cardoso switched training camps and moved to the Alliance academy in Sao Paulo.

Renato Cardoso Jiu Jitsu

Full Name: Renato Guimarães Cardoso

Nickname(s): Renato has a few nicknames, such as “Paraíba” (the name of a state, but also the equivalent to Red Neck) or “Pernambuco” both names attributed to him due to the region where Renato grew up, and also Côco (Coconut in Portuguese) due to the shape of his head.

Lineage:  Mitsuyo Maeda > Carlos Gracie > Carlson Gracie > Élcio Figueiredo > Rodrigo Cavaca > Renato Cardoso

Main Achievements:

  • South American Champion (2014  weight & absolute)
  • Sao Paulo Open (2012 weight & absolute)
  • World Champion – CBJJE (2012)
  • Pan American Champion – IBJJF (2012 brown belt)
  • Brazilian National Champion (2012 brown, 2009 purple absolute)
  • Sao Paulo State Champion (2015 black, 2011 weight & absolute brown)
  • XII Copa Internacional Champion (2011 brown)
  • OSASCO Cup Champion (2011 brown)
  • Brazilian National Championship 2nd Place (2015 absolute)
  • World Championship 3rd Place – IBJJF (2015)
  • Pan American Championship 3rd Place – IBJJF (2016)

Favourite Position/Technique: 50/50 guardTriangle Choke and “Botinha” Footlock

Weight Division: Peso Médio/Peso Meio-Pesado

Team/Association: Alliance academy

Renato Cardoso Biography

Renato Cardoso was born on the 13th of April, 1988 in São Paulo, Brazil, though he moved to Pernambuco when he was 6 years old. Renato started training martial arts through judo, when he was 13 years old and competed in the sport, winning a Pernambuco State championship when he was a blue belt. His interest for jiu jitsu came through a few of his friends and neighbours who practiced BJJ, they took Renato to his first class when he was in his late 15’s, and he immediately fell in love with jiu jitsu and started training consistently.

His first academy was at the garage of a weight lifting gym, which had a very small matted area of 2×2 meters. The coaches were Adriano Stanislau and Denis “Deninho” Mitchael, both were very big influences in Renato Cardoso’s jiu jitsu career, and Cardoso defended the colours of “Boca-De La Riva” during the guidance of the Stanislau/Mitchael duo; these two coaches graduated Renato with his blue and purple belts.

The “Boca-De La Riva” team split with Denis Mitchael’s move to Florida, US, and Renato Cardoso found a new team to train with, Nova União, training under Vitor Hugo and Bruno Novaes, who later awarded Cardoso his brown belt.

Renato Cardoso’s friendship with Rodrigo Cavaca dates from 2009, they met at the Brazilian National Championships, a tournament Renato won in the absolute division winning against none other then future team mates Antonio Junior “Cara de Sapato” (in the semi final) and Marcus Almeida “Buchecha” in the final. Renato met Checkmat’s coach, Cavaca at this competition, and the two became friends. In 2010, Cavaca and Cardoso met again at the same tournament, after failing to medal that year Renato complained to Cavaca that there was not enough sparring partners and hard training at his town for him to push for the top spots at the major tournaments, and that though he wanted to make a living of BJJ, it just wasn’t happening for him given the state of jiu jitsu where he lived. Rodrigo Cavaca offered him a spot at his academy in Santos, Sao Paulo, and proposed him to teach at one of his affiliated academies as a way to earn a living, Rodrigo Cardoso immediately accepted and joined the Cavaca training centre, sharing the mats with BJJ phenomenon’s like Marcus “Buchecha”, Michelle Nicolini, “Cara de Sapato”, Bernardo Tavolaro, Nivaldo Oliveira and many others. With high level training partners, Renato’s jiu jitsu level sky rocketed, and he started making an impression once again, his hard work earned him his black belt from Cavaca on the 15th of June, 2012.

A month later after receiving his black belt, Renato Cardoso made his debut at the World Championships of CBJJE, he passed the test with flying colours, submitting all of his opponents on the way to the final of the medium heavyweight division, which he won, and the absolute division, falling short at the final of the open weight against heavy favourite Claudio Calasans, losing by 1 advantage (2×2 points on scoreboard and 2×3 advantages). He would fight again in August at the Sao Paulo International Open, submitting all of his opponents in both his weight and the absolute division.

On the second semester of 2014, Renato Cardoso decided to cut his ties with the Checkmat team, moving to the Alliance academy.

Renato Cardoso Grappling Record

84 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    25 (30%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    5 (6%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    51 (61%)
  • BY DECISION
    3 (4%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

51 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Botinha
47
24
#86e620
Triangle
14
7
#5AD3D1
Kneebar
14
7
#d1212a
Wristlock
8
4
#fad11b
Armbar
6
3
#f58822
Triangle armbar
4
2
#224aba
Estima lock
2
1
#ff9124
Injury
2
1
#bf1f6c
Footlock
2
1
#22c9a5
Choke from back
2
1
51
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
33 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    15 (45%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    10 (30%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    5 (15%)
  • BY DECISION
    2 (6%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    1 (3%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

5 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
Choke from back
40
2
#86e620
Omoplata
20
1
#5AD3D1
Bow and arrow
20
1
#d1212a
Toe hold
20
1
5
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Renato Cardoso Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
3327Claudio CalasansClaudio CalasansLPts: 0x0, AdvMundial CBJJEABSF2012
4171Leandro LoLeandro LoLPts: 15x4Pan Am. CBJJEABSNA2013
4215Bernardo FariaBernardo FariaLOmoplataEuropean OpenABS1/4F2013
4374Andre GalvaoAndre GalvaoLChoke from backPan American88KGR22013
4450Manny DiazLPts: 2x0Copa Podio88KGGP2013
4454Jaime CanutoJaime CanutoLPts: 0x0, AdvCopa Podio88KGGP2013
4456Paulo MiyaoPaulo MiyaoLChoke from backCopa Podio88KGGP2013
4497Abraham MarteAbraham MarteLBow and arrowWorld Champ.ABSRDS2013
4645Murilo SantanaMurilo SantanaLPts: 8x0Mundial CBJJE88KGF2013
4948Diogo SampaioDiogo SampaioLPts: 4x0World Pro Trial88KGF2014
4952Murilo SantanaMurilo SantanaLReferee DecisionWorld Pro TrialABSF2014
5085Gustavo CamposGustavo CamposLPts: 8x8, AdvPan American88KGSF2014
5217Alexandre RibeiroAlexandre RibeiroLPts: 2x0BrasileiroABSSF2014
5232Felipe PenaFelipe PenaLAdvBrasileiro88KGF2014
5334Andre GalvaoAndre GalvaoLPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Pro.88KGSF2014
5494Gustavo CamposGustavo CamposLPts: 11x2World Champ.88KG1/4F2014
5982Claudio CalasansClaudio CalasansLPts: 0x0, AdvBrazil Nat. Pro85KG1/4F2015
6043Tarcisio JardimTarcisio JardimLPts: 0x0, AdvEuropeanABS1/4F2015
6140Andre GalvaoAndre GalvaoLPts: 4x0European88KGF2015
6385Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusLPts: 5x2Pan American88KG1/4F2015
6626Claudio CalasansClaudio CalasansLPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Pro85KGR22015
6756Erberth SantosErberth SantosLPts: 0x0, PenBrasileiroABSF2015
6966Leandro LoLeandro LoLPts: 15x2World Champ.88KGSF2015
7509Igor SchneiderIgor SchneiderLPts: 5x2Brazil Nat. ProO77KGSF2015
7768Erberth SantosErberth SantosLAdvSP National Pro94KGF2015
7777Leandro PedrosaLPts: 4x2SP National ProO77KG1/4F2015
7962Erberth SantosErberth SantosLPts: 4x2South AmericanABSSF2015
7980Patrick GaudioPatrick GaudioLPts: 2x2, AdvSouth American88KGF2015
8599Leandro LoLeandro LoLToe holdPan American88KGSF2016
8760Lucio LagartoLReferee DecisionWorld ProABSR12016
8880Leandro LoLeandro LoLPts: 2x0World Pro85KGSF2016
9069Erberth SantosErberth SantosLPointsBrasileiroABSSF2016
9255Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusLPts: 5x2World Champ.88KG1/4F2016
3322Jaroslaw GajekWTriangleMundial CBJJE88KG1/4F2012
3323Anderson CyborgWBotinhaMundial CBJJE88KGSF2012
3324Vitor ToledoVitor ToledoWPts: 0x0, AdvMundial CBJJE88KGF2012
3325Mario HenriqueWTriangleMundial CBJJEABS1/4F2012
3326Leandro BrassotoWBotinhaMundial CBJJEABSSF2012
4178UnknownWBotinhaManaus Pro Trials85KGR12013
4179UnknownWBotinhaManaus Pro Trials85KG1/4F2013
4180Felipe PreguiçaWKneebarManaus Pro Trials85KGSF2013
4213Nic RubenWPts: 0x0, AdvEuropean OpenABSR12013
4214Jose JuniorJose JuniorWBotinhaEuropean OpenABSR22013
4373Felipe PenaFelipe PenaWPointsPan American88KGR12013
4442Travis StevensWTriangle armbarCopa Podio88KGGP2013
4481Nilson BragaWPointsWorld Champ.ABSRDS2013
4642Jurandir VieiraWBotinhaMundial CBJJE88KG1/4F2013
4644Anderson CyborgWBotinhaMundial CBJJE88KGSF2013
4945Sergio MoraesSergio MoraesWKneebarWorld Pro Trial88KG1/4F2014
4946Pedro MelloWTriangleWorld Pro Trial88KGSF2014
4967M. WisniewskiWN/AEuropean88KGSF2014
5079William ZumbroWPointsPan American88KGR12014
5082Vitor ToledoVitor ToledoWPointsPan American88KG1/4F2014
5213Cassio FrancisCassio FrancisWPointsBrasileiroABSR12014
5331Max CarvalhoWPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Pro.88KG1/4F2014
5336Marcus ViniciusWPointsWorld Pro.88KG3PLC2014
5636UnknownWTriangleCamp. InternacionalABSSF2014
5637Paulo MiyaoPaulo MiyaoWPts: 3x0Camp. InternacionalABSF2014
5760Stefano GoiaWWristlockBJJ StarsABSSPF2014
5865Andre G.WKneebarSouth AmericanABS1/4F2014
5869Vinicius MarinhoVinicius MarinhoWBotinhaSouth AmericanABSSF2014
5871Tony FerrazWPts: 20x0South American88KG1/4F2014
5872Stefano CorreaWBotinhaSouth American88KGSF2014
5873Victor BomfimWKneebarSouth American88KGF2014
6022Jose JuniorJose JuniorWBotinhaEuropeanABSR22015
6036C. NegromonteWPts: 2x0EuropeanABSR32015
6130Julien CazierWBotinhaEuropean88KGR22015
6136Thiago BragaWPts: 4x2European88KG1/4F2015
6139Max CarvalhoWPts: 7x0European88KGSF2015
6183Anderson WesileyWBotinhaWorld Pro Trials88KGF2015
6184Raphael NicolasWAdvWorld Pro TrialsABSF2015
6381Steven PetersonWPts: 0x0, AdvPan American88KGR22015
6616Darren O'ConnalWWristlockWorld Pro85KGR12015
6678Fabio PulitaWPointsWorld ProABSR12015
6735Adriano MelettoWChoke from backBrasileiro88KG1/4F2015
6736William LimaWReferee DecisionBrasileiro88KGSF2015
6737Pedro PimentaWArmbarBrasileiro88KGF2015
6745Stefano CorreaWEstima lockBrasileiroABSR12015
6748Ricardo RochaWBotinhaBrasileiroABSR22015
6751Felipe CesarFelipe CesarWTriangleBrasileiroABS1/4F2015
6755Pedro MouraWArmbarBrasileiroABSSF2015
6956Pedro MelloWBotinhaWorld Champ.88KG1/8F2015
6962Thiago SaThiago SaWTriangleWorld Champ.88KG1/4F2015
7188Gabriel VieiraWPts: 2x0Mundial CBJJEABS1/4F2015
7189Rodrigo RibeiroWReferee DecisionMundial CBJJEABSSF2015
7190Otavio NataliWReferee DecisionMundial CBJJEABSF2015
7289F. ToshioWPts: 10x0SP Open88KG1/4F2015
7290Marcos PauloWKneebarSP Open88KGSF2015
7291Stefano CorreaWBotinhaSP Open88KGF2015
7299UnknownWBotinhaSP OpenABS1/4F2015
7300Rodrigo RibeiroWPts: 14x2SP OpenABSSF2015
7301Caio AlmeidaWPts: 6x0SP OpenABSF2015
7497Gilberto MedeirosWPts: 4x0Brazil Nat. Pro85KG1/4F2015
7498Igor MarquesWBotinhaBrazil Nat. Pro85KGF2015
7508UnknownWBotinhaBrazil Nat. ProO77KGR12015
7637UnknownWBotinhaFloripa OpenABSR12015
7641Otavio NataliWPts: 3x0Floripa OpenABSF2015
7764UnknownWBotinhaSP National Pro94KG1/4F2015
7766UnknownWBotinhaSP National Pro94KGSF2015
7772UnknownWInjurySP National ProO77KGR12015
7945Thiago SouzaWWristlockSouth AmericanABSR12015
7955UnknownWBotinhaSouth AmericanABS1/8F2015
7959Patrick GaudioPatrick GaudioWFootlockSouth AmericanABS1/4F2015
7977Marcus OliveiraWPts: 12x0South American88KG1/4F2015
7978Pedro HenriqueWKneebarSouth American88KGSF2015
8591Inacio NetoWPts: 9x2Pan American88KG1/8F2016
8597Rodrigo FrajardoWPts: 16x0Pan American88KG1/4F2016
8870Charles NegromonteWPts: 2x0World Pro85KG1/8F2016
8877Rodrigo ReisWBotinhaWorld Pro85KG1/4F2016
9011Wesley ArcheteWKneebarBrasileiro88KG1/8F2016
9015Pedro DiasWTriangleBrasileiro88KG1/4F2016
9019William MartinsWPts: 2x0Brasileiro88KGSF2016
9020Patrick GaudioPatrick GaudioWPointsBrasileiro88KGF2016
9057Matheus CostaWArmbarBrasileiroABSRD2016
9064Fernando GomesWBotinhaBrasileiroABS1/8F2016
9068Diego RamalhoWWristlockBrasileiroABS1/4F2016
9250Giacomo ZaniniWTriangle armbarWorld Champ.88KG1/8F2016

Cover picture by Gracie Mag

Renato Cardoso vs Mario Henrique

Renato Cardoso vs Leandro Brassoloto

Renato Cardoso vs Jaroslaw Gajek

Renato Cardoso vs Anderson Cyborg

Leave A Reply

Your email address will not be published.

PASSWORD RESET

LOG IN