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

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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, having since started his own successful academy (Fights Sports) from which he has produced several talented grapplers such as Jake Mackenzie, Ricardo Rezende, Hunter Edward and many others. Since he moved to Miami in the US, Cyborg has become a household name for Jiu Jitsu fans through his unique 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

Main Achievements:

  • ADCC Champion (2013 absolute)
  • World Nogi Champion (2010 weight & absolute, 2012 weight)
  • Brazilian National Champion
  • Panamerican Champion
  • South American Champion (weight and open weight/absolute)
  • European Champion

Favorite Technique/Position: Tornado Guard and Reverse Triangle

Weight Division: Super Pesado and Pesadíssimo (Under 100kg/221 and over 100kg/221lbs).

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.

Abreu receiving his black belt on Dec. 2004

Abreu receiving his black belt on Dec. 2004

When Roberto Abreu was a purple belt he opened his first academy in his home town. The school prospered quickly in a land eager to learn the arte suave, raising a strong team with hundreds of students and several world class competitors. Students that earned titles at important tournaments such as the Brazilian Nationals, the Mundial (World Championships), Pan American Championships as well as other important tournaments.

After years competing and coaching, Cyborg was award his jiu jitsu black belt, on the day of his birthday (December 20, 2004) after 5 years of training. Master Francisco “Toco” Albuquerque tied the belt around Abreu’s waist himself.

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
19 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    11 (58%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    1 (5%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    7 (37%)
  • 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
1063Alexandre RibeiroAlexandre RibeiroLArmbarWorld Champ.100KGRD12005
1176Alexandre RibeiroAlexandre RibeiroLCross ck. f/ mountWorld Champ.ABSSF2006
1210Marcelo GarciaMarcelo GarciaLLapel ChokeBrasileiroABSRD12006
1291Rafael LovatoRafael LovatoLPts: 4x0Brasileiro100KGF2007
1439Alexandre RibeiroAlexandre RibeiroLEzekielWorld Champ.ABSRD12007
1607Rafael LovatoRafael LovatoLPts: 8x4World Champ.100KGSF2008
1623Andre GalvaoAndre GalvaoLPointsWorld Champ.ABSRD22008
1665Braga NetoBraga NetoLPts: 6x0NoGi Worlds100KGF2008
1819Fabricio WerdumFabricio WerdumLPointsADCCO99KGF2009
1880Alexandre CeconiAlexandre CeconiLPts: 4x4, AdvWorld Champ.94KG1/4F2009
2100Rodrigo CavacaRodrigo CavacaLBotinhaWorld Champ.O100KGF2010
2390Braga NetoBraga NetoLPts: 9x0World Champ.O100KGSF2011
2501Fabricio WerdumFabricio WerdumLPointsADCCO99KGSF2011
2954Bernardo FariaBernardo FariaLArmbarWorld Champ.ABS1/4F2012
3181R. EvangelistaR. EvangelistaLPointsWorld Champ.O100KGRD22012
3361Nivaldo OliveiraNivaldo OliveiraLChokePan AmericanABSRD22013
3500Marcus AlmeidaMarcus AlmeidaLPts: 4x3World ProABS1/4F2013
3815Marcus AlmeidaMarcus AlmeidaLPointsADCCO99KGSF2013
4276Braulio EstimaBraulio EstimaLPointsWorld Champ.ABSRD32014
1171Braulio EstimaBraulio EstimaWArmbarWorld Champ.ABSRD12006
1175Demian MaiaDemian MaiaWPts: 4x0World Champ.ABS1/4F2006
1218Waldir NetoWChokeTeam NationalsO88KG1/4F2006
1290Rodrigo CompridoRodrigo CompridoWPts: 8x0Brasileiro100KGSF2007
1524Marcel FortunaWAdvPan American100KGSF2008
1525Arthur JacintoWAdvPan American100KGF2008
1664Cristiano LazzariniCristiano LazzariniWPointsNoGi Worlds100KGSF2008
1813Tom DeBlassWPointsADCCO99KGRD12009
1816Asa FullerWPointsADCCO99KG1/4F2009
1817Jeff MonsonWPointsADCCO99KGSF2009
1914Bill CooperBill CooperWPointsGQ Del MarABSF2009
1916Bill CooperBill CooperWPts: 4x4, AdvGrapplers QuestABSF2009
2008David HerzogWKnee chokeNo Gi WorldsO100KGF2010
2099Braga NetoBraga NetoWTriangleWorld Champ.O100KGSF2010
2218Diego VivaldoWAdvWorld Champ.ABSRD12011
2373Carlos FariasWPts: 11x0World Champ.O100KG1/4F2011
2466Sekine HidekiWArmbarADCCO99KGRD12011
2489Glover TeixeiraWPointsADCCO99KG1/4F2011
2506Gerardi RinaldiGerardi RinaldiWKnee BarADCCO99KG3PLC2011
2583Luis PedroWArmbarNo Gi WorldsO100KGSF2011
2593Ricardo FelicianoWInverted TriangleNo Gi WorldsO100KGF2011
2936Murilo SantanaMurilo SantanaWPts: 6x4World Champ.ABSRD22012
2947Marcio CruzMarcio CruzWPts: 12x4World Champ.ABSRD22012
3172Gustavo DiasWChokeWorld Champ.O100KGRD12012
3238Diego SilvaWChoke from backMiami OpenABS1/4F2012
3240Vitor ToledoVitor ToledoWChoke from backMiami OpenABSSF2012
3242Leonardo DavilaLeonardo DavilaWCross chokeMiami OpenABSF2012
3258Gustavo DiasWPts: 6x0NoGi WorldsO100KGF2012
3343Brendan SchaubWReferee DecisionMetamoris 2ABSSUPERF2013
3352Luiz PanzaLuiz PanzaWPointsPan AmericanABSRD12013
3808Mike MartelleWArmbarADCCO99KGRD12013
3813Orlando SanchezOrlando SanchezWPenADCCO99KG1/4F2013
3816Jared DoppWPointsADCCO99KG3PLC2013
3822Kamil HuminskiWPointsADCCABSRD12013
3823Gary TononWPointsADCCABSRD12013
3826Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusWPointsADCCABSSF2013
3829Marcus AlmeidaMarcus AlmeidaWPts: 10x0ADCCABSF2013
4262Tanner riceWN/AWorld Champ.ABSRD22014

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