Roberto Tozi in Detail
Main Achievements (BJJ):
- 5x Brazilian National Champion (2001, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2007);
- 2x World Silver Medallist;
- Sao Paulo State Champion
Weight Category (BJJ): Pesado – Heavyweight (93kg – 207lbs)
Favourite Position/Technique: Tozi Guard Pass – Made famous by the man himself.
Association/Team: Godoi Jiu Jitsu.
Roberto Tozi Biography
Roberto Tozi was born in Campinas on the State of São Paulo, Brazil. Roberto Tozi first started training martial arts after watching his brother at a Judo class. He started in Judo as often as he possibly could, achieving his black belt and even winning the Sao Paulo State Championship in Brazil on two occasions and reaching 3rd place in the World Judo Opens in America.
When Roberto fist started training Judo, he didn´t appreciate the ground work (Newaza), but his Judo coach insisted he should train more on the ground and so Tozi enlisted in a Jiu Jitsu club. With time Tozi started to become fascinated with Jiu Jitsu and it’s submission game, so much that he ended concentrating most of his training and competition time to BJJ. Roberto’s first coach was Carlos Libre in his city of Campinas, he graduated Tozi until his Brown Belt. He then moved to the famous Godoi/Macaco gym in Sao Paulo, and was made Black Belt by Godoi himself after 3 years under him with the Brown Belt.
When Roberto Godoi and Patino “Macaco” decided to split, Roberto Tozi decided to stay with Godoi who he felt was his true instructor. He ended up fighting Macaco Patino and defeating him on 2 ocasions. In 2006 Roberto Tozi started his MMA career, losing his first match by decision. He fought on a few more occasions until 2008 but has been less active as of late.
Roberto Tozi MMA Fight
Roberto Tozi vs Fabio Leopoldo