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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 3 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 pursue, following his friend to Claudionor Cardoso’s gym the following day, where he started his tuition.

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.

Competing became one of Cyborg’s prime goals in life. He often travelled to Rio de Janeiro to compete at the top tournaments in the world. When in Rio, Abreu prepared at Nova Geração, of  Francisco Albuquerque, with who he created a strong bond.

As a purple belt, Roberto opened his own gym and remained affiliated with Albuquerque. 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.

Abreu receiving his black belt on Dec. 2004

Abreu receiving his black belt on Dec. 2004

Abreu remained one year as a purple belt, winning many important tournaments at this belt division, moving up to brown belt, where he remained for only 9 months, being awarded his 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

56 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    29 (52%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    4 (7%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    21 (38%)
  • BY DECISION
    1 (2%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    1 (2%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

21 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Armbar
29
6
#86e620
Choke from back
24
5
#5AD3D1
Choke
14
3
#d1212a
Knee choke
5
1
#fad11b
Triangle
5
1
#f58822
Kneebar
5
1
#224aba
Inverted Triangle
5
1
#ff9124
Cross choke
5
1
#bf1f6c
Mata leao
5
1
#22c9a5
Clock choke
5
1
21
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
24 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    14 (58%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    2 (8%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    8 (33%)
  • BY DECISION
    0 (0%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

8 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
Armbar
25
2
#86e620
Cross ck. f/ mount
13
1
#5AD3D1
Crucifix choke
13
1
#d1212a
Ezekiel
13
1
#fad11b
Choke from back
13
1
#f58822
Botinha
13
1
#224aba
Choke
13
1
8
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Roberto Abreu Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
1179Alexandre RibeiroAlexandre RibeiroLArmbarWorld Champ.100KGR12005
1331Alexandre RibeiroAlexandre RibeiroLCross ck. f/ mountWorld Champ.ABSSF2006
1365Marcelo GarciaMarcelo GarciaLCrucifix chokeBrasileiroABSR12006
1451Rafael LovatoRafael LovatoLPts: 4x0Brasileiro100KGF2007
1611Alexandre RibeiroAlexandre RibeiroLEzekielWorld Champ.ABSR12007
1782Rafael LovatoRafael LovatoLPts: 8x4World Champ.100KGSF2008
1798Andre GalvaoAndre GalvaoLPointsWorld Champ.ABSR22008
1840Braga NetoBraga NetoLPts: 6x0NoGi Worlds100KGF2008
1977Braga NetoBraga NetoLChoke from backPan American100KGF2009
1991Romulo BarralRomulo BarralLPts: 3x0Pan AmericanABS1/4F2009
2070Fabricio WerdumFabricio WerdumLPointsADCCO99KGF2009
2131Alexandre CeconiAlexandre CeconiLPts: 4x4, AdvWorld Champ.94KG1/4F2009
2453Rodrigo CavacaRodrigo CavacaLBotinhaWorld Champ.O100KGF2010
2652Alexandre CeconiAlexandre CeconiLAdvWorld Champ.ABSR22011
2814Braga NetoBraga NetoLPts: 9x0World Champ.O100KGSF2011
2932Fabricio WerdumFabricio WerdumLPointsADCCO99KGSF2011
3511Bernardo FariaBernardo FariaLArmbarWorld Champ.ABS1/4F2012
3741R. EvangelistaR. EvangelistaLPointsWorld Champ.O100KGR22012
4038Nivaldo OliveiraNivaldo OliveiraLChokePan AmericanABSR22013
4183Marcus AlmeidaMarcus AlmeidaLPts: 4x3World ProABS1/4F2013
4520Marcus AlmeidaMarcus AlmeidaLPointsADCCO99KGSF2013
5087Braulio EstimaBraulio EstimaLPointsWorld Champ.ABSR32014
7074Andre GalvaoAndre GalvaoLPts: 6x0ADCCABSSPF2015
7302R. EvangelistaR. EvangelistaLPts: 10x0Grand Slam LAO94KGF2015
1326Braulio EstimaBraulio EstimaWArmbarWorld Champ.ABSR12006
1330Demian MaiaDemian MaiaWPts: 4x0World Champ.ABS1/4F2006
1373Waldir NetoWChokeTeam NationalsO88KG1/4F2006
1450Rodrigo CompridoRodrigo CompridoWPts: 8x0Brasileiro100KGSF2007
1699Marcel FortunaWAdvPan American100KGSF2008
1700Arthur JacintoWAdvPan American100KGF2008
1839Cristiano LazzariniCristiano LazzariniWPointsNoGi Worlds100KGSF2008
1986Felipe PaccesWChoke from backPan AmericanABS1/8F2009
2064Tom DeBlassWPointsADCCO99KGR12009
2067Asa FullerWPointsADCCO99KG1/4F2009
2068Jeff MonsonWPointsADCCO99KGSF2009
2167Bill CooperBill CooperWPointsGQ Del MarABSF2009
2169Bill CooperBill CooperWPts: 4x4, AdvGrapplers QuestABSF2009
2348Joao PinhoWN/ANo Gi WorldsO100KGSF2010
2349David HerzogWKnee chokeNo Gi WorldsO100KGF2010
2354JT TorresJT TorresWPointsNo Gi WorldsABSR22010
2358Fabricio CamoesWPointsNo Gi WorldsABS1/8F2010
2363Lucas LeiteLucas LeiteWPointsNo Gi WorldsABSSF2010
2452Braga NetoBraga NetoWTriangleWorld Champ.O100KGSF2010
2643Diego VivaldoWAdvWorld Champ.ABSR12011
2797Carlos FariasWPts: 11x0World Champ.O100KG1/4F2011
2897Sekine HidekiWArmbarADCCO99KGR12011
2920Glover TeixeiraWPointsADCCO99KG1/4F2011
2937Gerardi RinaldiGerardi RinaldiWKneebarADCCO99KG3PLC2011
3020Luis PedroWArmbarNo Gi WorldsO100KGSF2011
3030Ricardo FelicianoWInverted TriangleNo Gi WorldsO100KGF2011
3333K. CorneliusWPointsNYC World TrialsO92KGN/A2012
3334UnknownWArmbarNYC World TrialsO92KGSF2012
3335Abraham M.WArmbarNYC World TrialsO92KGF2012
3493Murilo SantanaMurilo SantanaWPts: 6x4World Champ.ABSR22012
3504Marcio CruzMarcio CruzWPts: 12x4World Champ.ABSR22012
3732Gustavo DiasWChokeWorld Champ.O100KGR12012
3799Diego SilvaWChoke from backMiami OpenABS1/4F2012
3801Vitor ToledoVitor ToledoWChoke from backMiami OpenABSSF2012
3803Leonardo DavilaLeonardo DavilaWCross chokeMiami OpenABSF2012
3861Leonardo DavilaLeonardo DavilaWMata leaoNoGi WorldsO100KGSF2012
3862Gustavo DiasWPts: 6x0NoGi WorldsO100KGF2012
3997Brendan SchaubWReferee DecisionMetamoris 2ABSSPF2013
4018UnknownWChoke from backNYC World TrialsO92KGN/A2013
4019Keneth BrownWPts: 10x0NYC World TrialsO92KGF2013
4029Luiz PanzaLuiz PanzaWPointsPan AmericanABSR12013
4513Mike MartelleWArmbarADCCO99KGR12013
4518Orlando SanchezOrlando SanchezWPenADCCO99KG1/4F2013
4521Jared DoppJared DoppWPointsADCCO99KG3PLC2013
4527Kamil HuminskiWPointsADCCABSR12013
4528Garry TononGarry TononWPointsADCCABSR12013
4532Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusWPointsADCCABSSF2013
4535Marcus AlmeidaMarcus AlmeidaWPts: 10x0ADCCABSF2013
5073Tanner riceTanner riceWN/AWorld Champ.ABSR22014
7298Joseph MokuWClock chokeGrand Slam LAO94KG1/4F2015
7301Andre CamposWPts: 3x0Grand Slam LAO94KGSF2015
7304Alec BauldingWPts: 6x0Grand Slam LAABS1/8F2015
7309Erberth SantosErberth SantosWChoke from backGrand Slam LAABS1/4F2015
7312R. EvangelistaR. EvangelistaWPts: 4x2Grand Slam LAABSSF2015
7314Andre CamposWChokeGrand Slam LAABSF2015
7473Joseph MokuWPts: 4x2NoGi WorldsO100KG1/4F2015

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