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Roberto Alencar, also known as ‘Tussa’, is a Brazilian born Jiu Jitsu black belt under Carlinhos Gracie from the Gracie Barra academy. Residing in the United States, this World No Gi and Pan American champion is famous for his flying triangle chokes and for being one of the toughest grapplers of his generation.

Roberto Tussa Jiu Jitsu

Full Name: Roberto Camargo de Alencar

Nickname: “Tussa” is short for “dentuça” (the letter “ç” is read out as “ss” in Portuguese), which means “Big Teeth”. The nickname was given by his friends as a child because of his grill.

Lineage: Mitsuyo Maeda > Carlos Gracie Sr. > Helio Gracie > Carlos Gracie Junior > Roberto Alencar

Main Achievements:

  • World No Gi Champion (2009, 2008, 2007, 2012)
  • World Masters Champion (2016 Master 1*)
  • Pan American Champion (2009)
  • World Silver Medal (2007)
  • World No Gi Silver Medal (2015)
  • Pan American Silver Medal (2008)
  • Brazilian National Silver Medal (2004 brown absolute)
  • World Bronze Medal (2010, 2008)
  • Pan American Bronze Medal (2010, 2007)

* Close out with team mate.

Weight Division: Peso Pesado 94kg-207lbs (also fights at Super Pesado)

Favourite Position: Flying Triangle

Team/Association: Gracie Barra

Roberto Tussa Alencar Biography

Roberto Alencar was born on the 15th of May, 1981 in Brasília (Distrito Federal). He started training Jiu Jitsu when he was 14 years old, influenced by Royce Gracie’s performances in the UFC. Tussa’s first coach was Gabriel Ramos in Brasilia, though his time with Mr Ramos was short-lived. His tuition was then picked up by the famous “Jucao” aka Ailson Brites. He received his blue and purple belts from Brites, though his brown belt was given by Eliezer Dutra (also a member of the Gracie Barra family), finally, his black belt was handed by the Gracie Barra leader himself, Carlinhos Gracie.

In 2006 Roberto Tussa decided to move to the United States of America, encouraged by one of his former coaches, Fábio Costa. Since the move to Atlanta – US, Fábio had realized the potential of bringing a fighter and coach of the calibre of Roberto Alencar to the country, and after a little persuasion, Tussa finally made up his mind and moved, settling himself in Albuquerque, New Mexico, where he runs a Gracie Barra affiliated gym.

Roberto Alencar Grappling Record

47 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    25 (53%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    5 (11%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    15 (32%)
  • BY DECISION
    1 (2%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    1 (2%)

15 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Triangle
20
3
#86e620
Kimura
20
3
#5AD3D1
Brabo choke
13
2
#d1212a
Submission
13
2
#fad11b
Armbar
13
2
#f58822
Ezekiel
7
1
#224aba
RNC
7
1
#ff9124
Guillotine
7
1
15
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
32 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    11 (34%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    4 (13%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    15 (47%)
  • BY DECISION
    2 (6%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

15 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
Choke
20
3
#86e620
Armbar
20
3
#5AD3D1
Choke from back
13
2
#d1212a
Arm in ezekiel
7
1
#fad11b
Omoplata
7
1
#f58822
Flying Triangle
7
1
#224aba
Flying Armbar
7
1
#ff9124
Bow and arrow
7
1
#bf1f6c
Heel hook
7
1
#22c9a5
Ezekiel
7
1
15
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Roberto Alencar Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
1558Rick MacauleyLHeel hookGQ All Star Pro90KGSF2007
1739Alexandre RibeiroAlexandre RibeiroLEzekielWorld Champ.94KGF2007
1769Eduardo TellesEduardo TellesLPointsNoGi Pan Am.100KG1/4F2007
1852Rafael LovatoRafael LovatoLAdvPan American94KGF2008
1932Alexandre SouzaAlexandre SouzaLPointsWorld Champ.94KGSF2008
2184Bruno BastosBruno BastosLArmbarADCC Trials88KG1/4F2009
2531Braga NetoBraga NetoLChoke from backPan American100KGSF2010
2547Antonio PeinadoAntonio PeinadoLChokePan AmericanABS1/4F2010
2578Rafael LovatoRafael LovatoLReferee DecisionNo Gi Worlds94KGF2010
2588Lucas LeiteLucas LeiteLPointsNo Gi WorldsABS1/8F2010
2685Ricardo AbreuRicardo AbreuLChokeWorld Champ.100KGSF2010
2818Bernardo FariaBernardo FariaLArmbarPan American94KGSF2011
2907Braga NetoBraga NetoLReferee DecisionWorld Champ.ABSR22011
3042Antonio CarlosAntonio CarlosLPts: 4x2World Champ.94KG1/4F2011
3284Lucas LeiteLucas LeiteLAdvNo Gi Worlds94KGF2011
3408Rodolfo VieiraRodolfo VieiraLArm in ezekielEuropean Open94KGF2012
3415Bernardo FariaBernardo FariaLOmoplataEuropean OpenABS1/4F2012
3701Rodolfo VieiraRodolfo VieiraLArmbarWorld Pro.94KGF2012
3788Marcus AlmeidaMarcus AlmeidaLFlying TriangleWorld Champ.ABSR22012
3993Alexandre RibeiroAlexandre RibeiroLFlying ArmbarWorld Champ.94KGSF2012
4154DJ JacksonDJ JacksonLPts: 4x0NoGi WorldsABS1/8F2012
4328K. CorneliusLPointsNYC World Trials92KGF2013
4485Rodolfo VieiraRodolfo VieiraLPointsWorld Pro94KGSF2013
4625Lucas LeiteLucas LeiteLPts: 16x0World Champ.94KG1/4F2013
4947Jackson SousaJackson SousaLPts: 0x0, AdvIBJJF Pro League94KGSF2013
5178Lucas LeiteLucas LeiteLChoke from backPan American94KGSF2014
5790Tim SpriggsTim SpriggsLPts: 0x0, AdvNo Gi Worlds94KG1/4F2014
5829Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusLPts: 12x0IBJJF Pro League94KGSF2014
7035Bernardo FariaBernardo FariaLBow and arrowWorld Champ.ABS1/8F2015
7150Igor SilvaIgor SilvaLChokeWorld Champ.100KG1/4F2015
7531Felipe PenaFelipe PenaLPts: 3x0ADCC99KGR12015
8053Joao AssisJoao AssisLPts: 4x0NoGi Worlds100KGF2015
1555Jason EbarbWArmbarGQ All Star Pro90KG1/4F2007
1736Roberto ToziRoberto ToziWPts: 10x0World Champ.94KG1/4F2007
1737T. GaiaWTriangleWorld Champ.94KGSF2007
1850Roberto ToziRoberto ToziWAdvPan American94KGSF2008
1928Fernando PieroFernando PieroWPts: 6x2World Champ.94KG1/4F2008
1993Cameron DiffleyWPts: 21x0NoGi Worlds94KG1/4F2008
1994Bruno BastosBruno BastosWPts: 2x0NoGi Worlds94KGF2008
2180UnknownWPointsADCC Trials88KGR12009
2390Rodrigo TeixeiraWPts: 0x0, AdvNoGi Worlds94KG1/8F2009
2391Travis LutterTravis LutterWPointsNoGi Worlds94KG1/4F2009
2392Joao AssisJoao AssisWKimuraNoGi Worlds94KGSF2009
2393Marcel LousadoWTriangleNoGi Worlds94KGF2009
2401Braga NetoBraga NetoWPointsNoGi WorldsABSF2009
2527Diego HerzogWPointsPan American100KGR12010
2530Rodrigo PinheiroRodrigo PinheiroWPointsPan American100KG1/4F2010
2534Kouichirou OkaWBrabo chokePan AmericanABSR12010
2577Rafael BettegaWArmbarNo Gi Worlds94KGSF2010
2679Charles LeiteWPointsWorld Champ.100KGR22010
2682Marcel FortunaMarcel FortunaWPts: 2x2, AdvWorld Champ.100KG1/4F2010
2994Matheus SerafimWTriangleWorld Champ.94KGRDS2011
3000UnknownWN/AWorld Champ.94KGRDS2011
3259Leo DavilaWN/ANo Gi Worlds94KG1/4F2011
3274Kevin CaseyWDQNo Gi Worlds94KGSF2011
3406Rafael LovatoRafael LovatoWN/AEuropean Open94KGSF2012
3698Vladimiro AfonsoWBrabo ChokeWorld Pro.94KG1/4F2012
3699Pedro LottWSubmissionWorld Pro.94KGSF2012
3780Paulo PintoWPts: 7x0World Champ.ABSR22012
3975Adriano Inacio RosaWN/AWorld Champ.94KGR12012
3984Wagner OliveiraWN/AWorld Champ.94KGR22012
3990Tarsis HumphreysTarsis HumphreysWPts: 0x0World Champ.94KG1/4F2012
4132Eduardo TellesEduardo TellesWPointsNoGi Worlds94KG1/4F2012
4134Diego HerzogWPointsNoGi Worlds94KGSF2012
4135Rafael LovatoRafael LovatoWReferee DecisionNoGi Worlds94KGF2012
4327UnknownWEzekielNYC World Trials92KGSF2013
4443UnknownWKimuraPan American88KGR12013
4447Bernardo FilhoWN/APan American88KG1/4F2013
4449Tarcisio JardimTarcisio JardimWSubmissionPan American88KGSF2013
4450Nivaldo OliveiraNivaldo OliveiraWAdvPan American88KGF2013
5171Guilherme SantosWPointsPan American94KG1/8F2014
5175Fabiano LeiteWPts: 4x2Pan American94KG1/4F2014
6676Márcio PedraWPts: 2x0ADCC RJ99KGR12015
6677Rodrigo CavacaRodrigo CavacaWPts: 3x0ADCC RJ99KG1/4F2015
6678Aleksandro SouzaWRNCADCC RJ99KGSF2015
6679Marcus ViniciusWPts: 3x0ADCC RJ99KGF2015
7026Tanner RiceTanner RiceWAdvWorld Champ.ABSR12015
8050James QuinlanWGuillotineNoGi Worlds100KG1/4F2015
8052Guybson SaWKimuraNoGi Worlds100KGSF2015

Roberto Tussa vs Rodrigo Ribeiro

Roberto Tussa Flying Triangle

Roberto Tussa Flying Triangle 2

 

5 Comments

  • AWESOME TUSSA!!! I HAD THE HONOR TO TRAIN FOR 2 YEARS WITH PROFESSOR TUSSA GREAT INSTRUCTOR GOOD FRIEND AND OF COURSE ONE OF THE BEST COMPETITORS IN THE WORLD!!!

    ALL THE BEST!!!

    JP

  • Lucas says:

    I started training jiu jitsu at Gracie Barra as much a cousin of Tussa I tell him. Today I am a big fan and I consider him a great example!

  • I am a purple belt under Professor "Tussa". He is not only an awesome teacher but a great friend! I'm very gratefull that our paths have crossed.

  • Jocelyn Glas says:

    Love Professor Tussa. He is an inspiration!

  • Luis says:

    Hello! Great Website! you should update Tussa's titles/ wins. He won the NO GI Pan-Am Gold Medal 2012 and he Just wont the Masters Heavy Weight Gold Medal today! Also he won the Bronse Medal in the Open weight World Championship this year also (2012) .Go Tussa!

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