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

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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

64 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    34 (53%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    4 (6%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    24 (38%)
  • BY DECISION
    1 (2%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    1 (2%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

24 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Armbar
29
7
#86e620
Choke from back
21
5
#5AD3D1
Choke
13
3
#d1212a
Knee choke
4
1
#fad11b
Triangle
4
1
#f58822
Kneebar
4
1
#224aba
Inverted Triangle
4
1
#ff9124
Cross choke
4
1
#bf1f6c
RNC
4
1
#22c9a5
Clock choke
4
1
#fad223
North-south choke
4
1
#03861f
Kimura
4
1
24
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
29 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    15 (52%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    4 (14%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    9 (31%)
  • BY DECISION
    1 (3%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

9 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
Armbar
22
2
#86e620
Crucifix choke
11
1
#5AD3D1
Ezekiel
11
1
#d1212a
Choke from back
11
1
#fad11b
Botinha
11
1
#f58822
Choke
11
1
#224aba
Cross choke
11
1
#ff9124
Cross ck. f/ mount
11
1
9
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Roberto Abreu Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
1116Roger GracieRoger GracieLCross chokeEuropean OpenABS1/4F2005
1293Alexandre RibeiroAlexandre RibeiroLArmbarWorld Champ.100KGR12005
1451Alexandre RibeiroAlexandre RibeiroLCross ck. f/ mountWorld Champ.ABSSF2006
1486Marcelo GarciaMarcelo GarciaLCrucifix chokeBrasileiroABSR12006
1575Rafael LovatoRafael LovatoLPts: 4x0Brasileiro100KGF2007
1751Alexandre RibeiroAlexandre RibeiroLEzekielWorld Champ.ABSR12007
1937Rafael LovatoRafael LovatoLPts: 8x4World Champ.100KGSF2008
1953Andre GalvaoAndre GalvaoLPointsWorld Champ.ABSR22008
1997Braga NetoBraga NetoLPts: 6x0NoGi Worlds100KGF2008
2143Braga NetoBraga NetoLChoke from backPan American100KGF2009
2157Romulo BarralRomulo BarralLPts: 3x0Pan AmericanABS1/4F2009
2255Fabricio WerdumFabricio WerdumLPointsADCCO99KGF2009
2316Alexandre CeconiAlexandre CeconiLPts: 4x4, AdvWorld Champ.94KG1/4F2009
2363Daniel MoraesDaniel MoraesLPointsCopa AmericaABSSF2009
2693Rodrigo CavacaRodrigo CavacaLBotinhaWorld Champ.O100KGF2010
2904Alexandre CeconiAlexandre CeconiLAdvWorld Champ.ABSR22011
3066Braga NetoBraga NetoLPts: 9x0World Champ.O100KGSF2011
3188Fabricio WerdumFabricio WerdumLPointsADCCO99KGSF2011
3791Bernardo FariaBernardo FariaLArmbarWorld Champ.ABS1/4F2012
4022R. EvangelistaR. EvangelistaLPointsWorld Champ.O100KGR22012
4349Nivaldo OliveiraNivaldo OliveiraLChokePan AmericanABSR22013
4496Marcus AlmeidaMarcus AlmeidaLPts: 4x3World ProABS1/4F2013
4863Marcus AlmeidaMarcus AlmeidaLPointsADCCO99KGSF2013
5469Braulio EstimaBraulio EstimaLPointsWorld Champ.ABSR32014
7619Andre GalvaoAndre GalvaoLPts: 6x0ADCCABSSPF2015
7868R. EvangelistaR. EvangelistaLPts: 10x0Grand Slam LAO94KGF2015
9026Alexander TransAlexander TransLPts: 0x0, AdvWorld ProABSR22016
9158R. EvangelistaR. EvangelistaLPts: 0x0, AdvWorld ProO94KG1/4F2016
9689Rafael LovatoRafael LovatoLReferee DecisionF2W Pro 7O100KGSPF2016
1115Leonardo RamosWN/AEuropean Open100KGF2005
1446Braulio EstimaBraulio EstimaWArmbarWorld Champ.ABSR12006
1450Demian MaiaDemian MaiaWPts: 4x0World Champ.ABS1/4F2006
1494Waldir NetoWChokeTeam NationalsO88KG1/4F2006
1574Rodrigo CompridoRodrigo CompridoWPts: 8x0Brasileiro100KGSF2007
1853Marcel FortunaMarcel FortunaWAdvPan American100KGSF2008
1854Arthur JacintoWAdvPan American100KGF2008
1996Cristiano LazzariniCristiano LazzariniWPointsNoGi Worlds100KGSF2008
2152Felipe PaccesWChoke from backPan AmericanABS1/8F2009
2249Tom DeBlassWPointsADCCO99KGR12009
2252Asa FullerWPointsADCCO99KG1/4F2009
2253Jeff MonsonWPointsADCCO99KGSF2009
2354Bill CooperBill CooperWPointsGQ Del MarABSF2009
2356Bill CooperBill CooperWPts: 4x4, AdvGrapplers QuestABSF2009
2564Stephen HalWN/AMiami OpenO100KGF2010
2580Joao PinhoWN/ANo Gi WorldsO100KGSF2010
2581David HerzogWKnee chokeNo Gi WorldsO100KGF2010
2586JT TorresJT TorresWPointsNo Gi WorldsABSR22010
2590Fabricio CamoesWPointsNo Gi WorldsABS1/8F2010
2595Lucas LeiteLucas LeiteWPointsNo Gi WorldsABSSF2010
2692Braga NetoBraga NetoWTriangleWorld Champ.O100KGSF2010
2895Diego VivaldoWAdvWorld Champ.ABSR12011
3049Carlos FariasCarlos FariasWPts: 11x0World Champ.O100KG1/4F2011
3153Sekine HidekiWArmbarADCCO99KGR12011
3176Glover TeixeiraWPointsADCCO99KG1/4F2011
3193Gerardi RinaldiGerardi RinaldiWKneebarADCCO99KG3PLC2011
3276Luis PedroWArmbarNo Gi WorldsO100KGSF2011
3286Ricardo FelicianoWInverted TriangleNo Gi WorldsO100KGF2011
3606K. CorneliusWPointsNYC World TrialsO92KGN/A2012
3607UnknownWArmbarNYC World TrialsO92KGSF2012
3608Abraham M.WArmbarNYC World TrialsO92KGF2012
3773Murilo SantanaMurilo SantanaWPts: 6x4World Champ.ABSR22012
3784Marcio CruzMarcio CruzWPts: 12x4World Champ.ABSR22012
4013Gustavo EliasGustavo EliasWChokeWorld Champ.O100KGR12012
4080Diego SilvaWChoke from backMiami OpenABS1/4F2012
4082Vitor ToledoVitor ToledoWChoke from backMiami OpenABSSF2012
4084Leonardo DavilaLeonardo DavilaWCross chokeMiami OpenABSF2012
4142Leonardo DavilaLeonardo DavilaWRNCNoGi WorldsO100KGSF2012
4143Gustavo EliasGustavo EliasWPts: 6x0NoGi WorldsO100KGF2012
4307Brendan SchaubWReferee DecisionMetamoris 2ABSSPF2013
4329UnknownWChoke from backNYC World TrialsO92KGN/A2013
4330Keneth BrownWPts: 10x0NYC World TrialsO92KGF2013
4340Luiz PanzaLuiz PanzaWPointsPan AmericanABSR12013
4856Mike MartelleWArmbarADCCO99KGR12013
4861Orlando SanchezOrlando SanchezWPenADCCO99KG1/4F2013
4864Jared DoppJared DoppWPointsADCCO99KG3PLC2013
4870Kamil HuminskiWPointsADCCABSR12013
4871Garry TononGarry TononWPointsADCCABSR12013
4875Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusWPointsADCCABSSF2013
4878Marcus AlmeidaMarcus AlmeidaWPts: 10x0ADCCABSF2013
5455Tanner riceTanner riceWN/AWorld Champ.ABSR22014
5622Lincoln PereiraWPts: 7x0Boca Raton OpenABSF2014
7864Joseph MokuWClock chokeGrand Slam LAO94KG1/4F2015
7867Andre CamposWPts: 3x0Grand Slam LAO94KGSF2015
7870Alec BauldingAlec BauldingWPts: 6x0Grand Slam LAABS1/8F2015
7875Erberth SantosErberth SantosWChoke from backGrand Slam LAABS1/4F2015
7878R. EvangelistaR. EvangelistaWPts: 4x2Grand Slam LAABSSF2015
7880Andre CamposWChokeGrand Slam LAABSF2015
8054Joseph MokuWPts: 4x2NoGi WorldsO100KG1/4F2015
9017Luan CarvalhoLuan CarvalhoWPts: 2x0World ProABSR12016
9152Daniel BaiaWPts: 6x0World ProO94KGR12016
9372Francisco SantoroWArmbarMiami Spring OpenO100KGSF2016
9373Jollyson FrancinoWNorth-south chokeMiami Spring OpenO100KGF2016
9376Ruan OliveiraRuan OliveiraWKimuraMiami Spring OpenABSSF2016

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