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Roberto ‘Cyborg’ Abreu

Roberto Abreu, also known as ‘Cyborg’ is a Brazilian born Jiu Jitsu competitor and instructor who earned his black belt training with the Nova Geracao Team and has since started his own academy, Fightsports. Since he moved to Miami in the US, Cyborg has become a household name for Jiu Jitsu fans through his unique Jiu Jitsu style and his trademark position, the Tornado Guard, made famous in fights against Abmar Barbosa and Braulio Estima.

Roberto Abreu Jiu Jitsu

Full Name: Roberto de Abreu Filho

Nickname: Roberto had a tough Car accident back in 2000 when he was a Blue Belt. The car accident shattered his left arm, and the doctors told Cyborg he probably wouldn’t move his arm again (he took over 300 stitches and still has broken glass on his arm today). 4 months after the accident, Roberto took 2nd in the Brazilian Nationals. Because Roberto had never been to a major tournament final before, Isaias, a black belt from Carlson Gracie’s academy gave him the nickname Cyborg.

Lineage: Mitsuyo Maeda > Carlos Gracie > Carlson Gracie > Francisco Albuquerque > Roberto Abreu

Record – Main Achievements (in BJJ/Grappling):

  • ADCC Open Weight Champion (2013)
  • World Nogi Champion (2010 – weight & absolute, 2012)
  • State Open Class Champion ( Mato Grosso, Brazil 8x)
  • Brazilian National Champion
  • Panamerican Champion
  • South American Champion (weight and open weight/absolute)
  • European Champion
  • Grapplers Quest Open Class Champion
  • Copa America Open Class Champion
  • Brazilian Wrestling National Champion (Brazilian National team member)

Favorite Technique/Position: Tornado Guard and reverse Triangle.

Weight Division: Super Pesado – Super Heavy Weight (Under 100kg).

Association/Team: CYBORG Fight Sports Team.

Roberto Cyborg Abreu Biography

Roberto Abreu was born on the 20th of December, in 1980 on a city named Campo Grande in the Brazilian state of Mato Grosso do Sul. Roberto’s first contact with Brazilian Jiu Jitsu came by way of play-fighting with a friend. This friend challenged Roberto for a fight jokingly which Cyborg accepted. Roberto found the challenge amusing because his friend was very small and skinny.

His skinny friend ended finishing Roberto several times with moves that he couldn’t comprehend, Abreu had never heard of Jiu Jitsu but after his friend told him that he just used the ‘Arte Suave’ on him, Roberto was convinced this was something he wanted to learn. He went to a Jiu Jitsu gym the following day eager to learn the martial art. Roberto Abreu won his first competition with just two weeks of training, that win got Cyborg hooked to the sporting aspect of Jiu Jitsu, an enthusiasm he carried throughout his competitive career.

When Roberto Abreu was a purple belt he opened his first BJJ School in his home town, his school prospered with hundreds of students, tens of capable black belts and several world class competitors with wins at the Brazilian Nationals, Mundial (World Championships), Pan American Championships as well as other important tournaments. Cyborg got his BJJ black belt on the day of his birthday in 2004 after 5 years of training. Master Francisco “Toco” Albuquerque awarded him his grade.

In 2010 Roberto Cyborg joined forces with a few world class competitors and friends, such as Rodrigo Cavaca and Marcus Buchecha (who were then coaching at ‘The Armory’ in Florida), to form a different team named ‘The Avengers’. The team competed in a few local tournaments as well as at an international stage and was doing well, but as Rodrigo returned to Santos in Brazil, taking with him Buchecha, and the partnership ended.

Roberto Abreu Grappling Record

38 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    19 (50%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    4 (11%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    13 (34%)
  • BY DECISION
    1 (3%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    1 (3%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

13 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Armbar
31
4
#86e620
Choke
15
2
#5AD3D1
Choke from back
15
2
#d1212a
Knee choke
8
1
#fad11b
Triangle
8
1
#f58822
Knee Bar
8
1
#224aba
Inverted Triangle
8
1
#ff9124
Cross choke
8
1
13
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
18 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    10 (56%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    1 (6%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    7 (39%)
  • BY DECISION
    0 (0%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

7 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
Armbar
29
2
#86e620
Cross ck. f/ mount
14
1
#5AD3D1
Lapel Choke
14
1
#d1212a
Ezekiel
14
1
#fad11b
Botinha
14
1
#f58822
Choke
14
1
7
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Roberto Abreu Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
984Alexandre RibeiroAlexandre RibeiroLArmbarWorld Champ.U100kgRd 12005
1080Alexandre RibeiroAlexandre RibeiroLCross ck. f/ mountWorld Champ.AbsoluteSemi f.2006
1114Marcelo GarciaMarcelo GarciaLLapel ChokeBrasileiroAbsoluteRd 12006
1153Rafael LovatoRafael LovatoLPts: 4x0BrasileiroU100kgFinal2007
1301Alexandre RibeiroAlexandre RibeiroLEzekielWorld Champ.AbsoluteRd 12007
1469Rafael LovatoRafael LovatoLPts: 8x4World Champ.U100kgSemi f.2008
1485Andre GalvaoAndre GalvaoLPointsWorld Champ.AbsoluteRd 22008
1529Braga NetoBraga NetoLPts: 6x0NoGi WorldsU100kgFinal2008
1635Fabricio WerdumFabricio WerdumLPointsADCCO99kgFinal2009
1696Alexandre CeconiAlexandre CeconiLPts: 4x4, AdvWorld Champ.U94kg1/4 final2009
1915Rodrigo CavacaRodrigo CavacaLBotinhaWorld Champ.O100kgFinal2010
2315Fabricio WerdumFabricio WerdumLPointsADCCO99kgSemi f.2011
2756Bernardo FariaBernardo FariaLArmbarWorld Champ.Absolute1/4 final2012
2983R. EvangelistaR. EvangelistaLPointsWorld Champ.O100kgRd 22012
3144Nivaldo OliveiraNivaldo OliveiraLChokePan AmericanAbsoluteRd 22013
3276Marcus AlmeidaMarcus AlmeidaLPts: 4x3World ProAbsolute1/4 final2013
3568Marcus AlmeidaMarcus AlmeidaLPointsADCCO99kgSemi f.2013
4014Braulio EstimaBraulio EstimaLPointsWorld Champ.AbsoluteRd 32014
1075Braulio EstimaBraulio EstimaWArmbarWorld Champ.AbsoluteRd 12006
1079Demian MaiaDemian MaiaWPts: 4x0World Champ.Absolute1/4 final2006
1122Waldir NetoWChokeTeam NationalsO88kg1/4 final2006
1152Rodrigo CompridoRodrigo CompridoWPts: 8x0BrasileiroU100kgSemi f.2007
1386Marcel FortunaWAdvPan AmericanU100kgSemi f.2008
1387Arthur JacintoWAdvPan AmericanU100kgFinal2008
1528Cristiano LazzariniCristiano LazzariniWPointsNoGi WorldsU100kgSemi f.2008
1629Tom DeBlassWPointsADCCO99kgRd 12009
1632Asa FullerWPointsADCCO99kg1/4 final2009
1633Jeff MonsonWPointsADCCO99kgSemi-f.2009
1730Bill CooperBill CooperWPointsGQ Del MarAbsoluteFinal2009
1732Bill CooperBill CooperWPts: 4x4, AdvGrapplers QuestAbsoluteFinal2009
1823David HerzogWKnee chokeNo Gi WorldsO100kgFinal2010
1914Braga NetoBraga NetoWTriangleWorld Champ.O100kgSemi f.2010
2033Diego VivaldoWAdvWorld Champ.Absolute1st2011
2188Carlos FariasWPts: 11x0World Champ.O100kg1/4 Final2011
2280Sekine HidekiWArmbarADCCO99kgRd 12011
2303Glover TeixeiraWPointsADCCO99kg1/4 Finals2011
2320Gerardi RinaldiGerardi RinaldiWKnee BarADCCO99kg3rd Place2011
2397Luis PedroWArmbarNo Gi WorldsO100kgSemi f.2011
2407Ricardo FelicianoWInverted TriangleNo Gi WorldsO100kgFinal2011
2738Murilo SantanaMurilo SantanaWPts: 6x4World Champ.AbsoluteRd 22012
2749Marcio CruzMarcio CruzWPts: 12x4World Champ.AbsoluteRd 22012
2974Gustavo DiasWChokeWorld Champ.O100kgRd 12012
3040Diego SilvaWChoke from backMiami OpenAbsolute1/4 final2012
3042Vitor ToledoVitor ToledoWChoke from backMiami OpenAbsoluteSemi f.2012
3044Leonardo DavilaLeonardo DavilaWCross chokeMiami OpenAbsoluteFinal2012
3060Gustavo DiasWPts: 6x0NoGi WorldsO100kgFinal2012
3126Brendan SchaubWRefree DecisionMetamoris 2OpenSuperfight2013
3135Luiz PanzaLuiz PanzaWPointsPan AmericanAbsoluteRd 12013
3561Mike MartelleWArmbarADCCO99kgRd 12013
3566Orlando SanchezOrlando SanchezWPenADCCO99kg1/4 final2013
3569Jared DoppWPointsADCCO99kg3/4 Place2013
3575Kamil HuminskiWPointsADCCAbsoluteRd 12013
3576Gary TononWPointsADCCAbsoluteRd 12013
3579Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusWPointsADCCAbsoluteSemi f.2013
3582Marcus AlmeidaMarcus AlmeidaWPts: 10x0ADCCAbsoluteFinal2013
4000Tanner riceWN/AWorld Champ.AbsoluteRd 22014

Cyborg Abreu vs Marcus Almeida Buchecha

Cyborg Abreu vs Antonio Braga Neto

Cyborg Abreu Highlight

 

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