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Roberto ‘Cyborg’ Abreu

Cyborg BJJ HeroesRoberto 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)
  • 3x World Nogi Champion (2010 – weight & absolute, 2012)
  • 8x State Open Class Champion ( Mato Grosso, Brazil)
  • Brazilian National Champion
  • 3x Panamerican Champion
  • South American Champion (weight and open weight/absolute)
  • European Champion
  • 7x Grapplers Quest Open Class Champion
  • 4x Copa America Open Class Champion
  • Finalist at Abu Dhabi 2009
  • 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 which has 3 gyms spread over Mato Grosso (Brazil), Miami, Buffalo and New York with plans to expand soon to Canada and even Australia.

Roberto Cyborg Abreu Biography

Roberto Abreu was born on the 20th of December, in 1982 on a city called Campo Grande in the Brazilian State of Mato Grosso do Sul. Roberto’s first contact with Brazilian Jiu Jitsu came by the hands of a friend. He challenged Mr Abreu for a fight, just for a laugh. Roberto found the challenge amusing because his friend was very small and skinny, but he accepted the challenge.

His skinny friend ended finishing Roberto several times with moves that he couldn’t even comprehend, he 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 was down at a Jiu Jitsu gym the next day. He won his first competition with just two weeks of training, and that was it for Cyborg, he was hooked to Jiu Jitsu.

When Roberto Abreu Cyborg was a Purple Belt he opened his first BJJ School in his home town, he now has over 300 students, 8 Black Belts, several world class competitors with wins at the Brazilian Nationals, Mundial (World Championships), Pan Ams as well as many other important Tournaments. Cyborg got his BJJ Black Belt on the day of his Birthday in 2004 after 5 years of training, by the hands of His “Mestre” Francisco “Toco” Albuquerque.

Roberto Cyborg Abreu vs Rolles Gracie

Roberto Cyborg vs Bill Cooper (Grapplers Quest Absolut Final, 2009)

Roberto Cyborg vs Braga Neto

Roberto Cyborg vs Kevin Lutz (Grapplers Quest Submission Wrestling 2009)

Roberto Cyborg Abreu Highlight

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  1. Carlos Horimoto says:

    Hi I enjoy the site it is good

  2. Roberto Abreu Pai says:

    Roberto Cyorg – Homem de Coragem!!

  3. David Diaz says:

    Nice Moves man..I love the tornado sweep and ur fireman carry..Very smooth man..

  4. MS says:

    The state is Mato Grosso do Sul (MS), not Mato Grosso (MT).

  5. [...] I’m looking forward for my fight against Rolles Gracie at UFC EXPO next week, the World’s NoGI and Abu Dhabi next year.  We have a great training team here in FL. Other than my prodigies Jake Mackenzie, Marcel Goulart, Paulo Azambuja, Sophia Amarante, and Hillary Williams, I have the help of Pablo Popovitch. He is my brother. He has helped me a lot with my game. Also, I have Moacir Boca Oliveira, Denis Mitchel, and Dustin Clean. Cavaca is moving to Jupiter with Rafael Chaves and all the guys from Armory. We’re going to have a team together. You’re going to see a very strong team come up in the future.  Florida will be the new MECA of Jiu JItsu. Thank You! Read more about Roberto Abreu at BJJ Heroes [...]

  6. mario sergio de abre says:

    Sobrinho robertinho,

    Tennho acompanhado o seu sucesso como lutador,especialmente essa luta com um Gracie ,aplicação do triangulo invertido ,sucesso.Tio Mario.

  7. Juan P says:

    Hi. Just to try to update the info: On his main achievments you can add Cyborg's wins in the 2010 No-Gi Championships in the Super Heavyweight and Absolute divisions.

    Source: http://www.ibjjf.org/results/2010mundialnogi.htm

  8. Mark E says:

    hi. doesnt cyborg represent Carlson Gracie team during the mundials? i think he did in 2008 and 2009. i could be mistaken. thanks.

  9. eduardom says:

    Campo grande isn't Mato Grosso(MT), it is Mato Grosso do Sul (MS), please correct it!

  10. shell says:

    You said hes expanding to Canada soon? where to? East or West Coast, Central?

  11. Lupa says:

    Mestrão absoluto esta guarda fantastica e volenta mesmo .. Osssssssssssss
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gTGNvGWI8oo

  12. Caetano says:

    ADCC Bronze Medallist – 2011

  13. J says:

    Did a seminar and private with Cyborg today. He’s an awesome guy and his love for jiu jitsu is very clear. Learned some great techs.

  14. Manuel says:

    Op, i think Maestre Cyborg has been competing as part of Avengers team

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