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Roberto “Cyborg” Abreu
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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 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

47 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    25 (53%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    4 (9%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    16 (34%)
  • BY DECISION
    1 (2%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    1 (2%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

16 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Armbar
38
6
#86e620
Choke from back
19
3
#5AD3D1
Choke
13
2
#d1212a
Knee choke
6
1
#fad11b
Triangle
6
1
#f58822
Kneebar
6
1
#224aba
Inverted Triangle
6
1
#ff9124
Cross choke
6
1
16
(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
1135Alexandre RibeiroAlexandre RibeiroLArmbarWorld Champ.100KGRD12005
1248Alexandre RibeiroAlexandre RibeiroLCross ck. f/ mountWorld Champ.ABSSF2006
1282Marcelo GarciaMarcelo GarciaLLapel ChokeBrasileiroABSRD12006
1368Rafael LovatoRafael LovatoLPts: 4x0Brasileiro100KGF2007
1526Alexandre RibeiroAlexandre RibeiroLEzekielWorld Champ.ABSRD12007
1697Rafael LovatoRafael LovatoLPts: 8x4World Champ.100KGSF2008
1713Andre GalvaoAndre GalvaoLPointsWorld Champ.ABSRD22008
1755Braga NetoBraga NetoLPts: 6x0NoGi Worlds100KGF2008
1910Fabricio WerdumFabricio WerdumLPointsADCCO99KGF2009
1972Alexandre CeconiAlexandre CeconiLPts: 4x4, AdvWorld Champ.94KG1/4F2009
2259Rodrigo CavacaRodrigo CavacaLBotinhaWorld Champ.O100KGF2010
2591Braga NetoBraga NetoLPts: 9x0World Champ.O100KGSF2011
2706Fabricio WerdumFabricio WerdumLPointsADCCO99KGSF2011
3201Bernardo FariaBernardo FariaLArmbarWorld Champ.ABS1/4F2012
3430R. EvangelistaR. EvangelistaLPointsWorld Champ.O100KGRD22012
3637Nivaldo OliveiraNivaldo OliveiraLChokePan AmericanABSRD22013
3770Marcus AlmeidaMarcus AlmeidaLPts: 4x3World ProABS1/4F2013
4105Marcus AlmeidaMarcus AlmeidaLPointsADCCO99KGSF2013
4626Braulio EstimaBraulio EstimaLPointsWorld Champ.ABSRD32014
1243Braulio EstimaBraulio EstimaWArmbarWorld Champ.ABSRD12006
1247Demian MaiaDemian MaiaWPts: 4x0World Champ.ABS1/4F2006
1290Waldir NetoWChokeTeam NationalsO88KG1/4F2006
1367Rodrigo CompridoRodrigo CompridoWPts: 8x0Brasileiro100KGSF2007
1614Marcel FortunaWAdvPan American100KGSF2008
1615Arthur JacintoWAdvPan American100KGF2008
1754Cristiano LazzariniCristiano LazzariniWPointsNoGi Worlds100KGSF2008
1904Tom DeBlassWPointsADCCO99KGRD12009
1907Asa FullerWPointsADCCO99KG1/4F2009
1908Jeff MonsonWPointsADCCO99KGSF2009
2006Bill CooperBill CooperWPointsGQ Del MarABSF2009
2008Bill CooperBill CooperWPts: 4x4, AdvGrapplers QuestABSF2009
2153Joao PinhoWN/ANo Gi WorldsO100KGSF2010
2154David HerzogWKnee chokeNo Gi WorldsO100KGF2010
2160JT TorresJT TorresWPointsNo Gi WorldsABSRD22010
2164Fabricio CamoesWPointsNo Gi WorldsABS1/8F2010
2169Lucas LeiteLucas LeiteWPointsNo Gi WorldsABSSF2010
2258Braga NetoBraga NetoWTriangleWorld Champ.O100KGSF2010
2420Diego VivaldoWAdvWorld Champ.ABSRD12011
2574Carlos FariasWPts: 11x0World Champ.O100KG1/4F2011
2671Sekine HidekiWArmbarADCCO99KGRD12011
2694Glover TeixeiraWPointsADCCO99KG1/4F2011
2711Gerardi RinaldiGerardi RinaldiWKneebarADCCO99KG3PLC2011
2789Luis PedroWArmbarNo Gi WorldsO100KGSF2011
2799Ricardo FelicianoWInverted TriangleNo Gi WorldsO100KGF2011
3035K. CorneliusWPointsNYC World TrialsO92KGN/A2012
3036UnknownWArmbarNYC World TrialsO92KGSF2012
3037Abraham M.WArmbarNYC World TrialsO92KGF2012
3183Murilo SantanaMurilo SantanaWPts: 6x4World Champ.ABSRD22012
3194Marcio CruzMarcio CruzWPts: 12x4World Champ.ABSRD22012
3421Gustavo DiasWChokeWorld Champ.O100KGRD12012
3487Diego SilvaWChoke from backMiami OpenABS1/4F2012
3489Vitor ToledoVitor ToledoWChoke from backMiami OpenABSSF2012
3491Leonardo DavilaLeonardo DavilaWCross chokeMiami OpenABSF2012
3512Gustavo DiasWPts: 6x0NoGi WorldsO100KGF2012
3610Brendan SchaubWReferee DecisionMetamoris 2ABSSPF2013
3620UnknownWChoke from backNYC World TrialsO92KGN/A2013
3621Keneth BrownWPts: 10x0NYC World TrialsO92KGF2013
3628Luiz PanzaLuiz PanzaWPointsPan AmericanABSRD12013
4098Mike MartelleWArmbarADCCO99KGRD12013
4103Orlando SanchezOrlando SanchezWPenADCCO99KG1/4F2013
4106Jared DoppWPointsADCCO99KG3PLC2013
4112Kamil HuminskiWPointsADCCABSRD12013
4113Gary TononWPointsADCCABSRD12013
4116Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusWPointsADCCABSSF2013
4119Marcus AlmeidaMarcus AlmeidaWPts: 10x0ADCCABSF2013
4612Tanner riceWN/AWorld Champ.ABSRD22014

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