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Rodolfo Vieira

Rodolfo Vieira is one of the top competitors in Jiu Jitsu‘s pesado weight division. A black belt under the illustrious Master Julio Cesar and fighting out of GF Team (Grappling Fight Team) in Rio de Janeiro, Rodolfo Vieira became an overnight sensation in 2009 after he won the World Pro Cup North Brazilian trials as a brown belt, being immediately labelled “The Black Belt Hunter” by BJJ’s media. Since then, Rodolfo Vieira has been awarded his black belt becoming the number 1 fighter in the world in 2011 after he won his weight division and the open weight division at both the Pan American and the World Jiu Jitsu Championship.

Rodolfo Vieira Jiu Jitsu

Full Name: Rodolfo Vieira Srour

Nickname: Caçador dos Faixas Pretas translated “The Black Belt Hunter”. The nickname was given after Rodolfo won the World Pro Cup Trials in the Brown/Black Belt Division, wining against several fights against distinguished black belts when he was still a Brown Belt.

Lineage: Mitsuyo Maeda > Luis França > Oswaldo Fadda > Monir Salomão > Julio Cesar > Rodolfo Vieira

World Champion
2014, 2013, 2012, 2011 (weight & absolute)
World Professional Jiu-Jitsu Championships
2014, 2012 (weight & absolute), 2011 (weight & absolute)
Pan American Champion
2011 (weight & absolute)
European Open Champion
2012 (weight & absolute)
Copa Pódio Champion
2014, 2013
Brazilian Champion
2008 (weight & absolute purple belt), 2007 (weight & absolute blue belt)

Weight Division: Peso Pesado (94kg-207lbs), Super Pesado (100kg/221lbs)

Favourite Position/Technique: Knee Slide Pass, Armbar, Choke from the Back

Team/Association: Grappling Fight Team

Rodolfo Vieira Biography

Rodolfo Vieira was born on the 25th of September, 1989 in Rio de Janeiro – Brazil. Rodolfo started his training in jiu jitsu to lose weight when he was 13 years old with coaches Arlans Maia and Bruno Souza. Rodolfo Vieira trained and competed for the pair achieving blue belt status at this academy. Rodolfo decided to change to Universidade Gama filho (which would later change their name to GFTeam – Grappling Fight Team) in search for a more competitive atmosphere and challenging training partners. GFT became Rodolfo Vieira’s home from their own, being awarded his black belt by the Grappling Fight Team’s leader and head coach Master Julio Cesar Pereira, a man who was of extreme importance in Rodolfo Vieira’s rise to world champion status.

Rodolfo Vieira truly made a mark for himself  in the competitive world of jiu jitsu by 2009 after he won the the World Pro Jiu Jitsu Cup trials in Brazil. The division in which he was was a combined brown & black belt category, he managed to conquer achieve top spot as a brown belt against high level black belts with tons of experience in top tournaments. Rodolfo Vieira repeated the deed on January 2011, this time as an established black belt winning his weight and the open weight division in the Brazilian trials of the World Pro Jiu Jitsu Cup and also winning the finals in Abu Dhabi. That same year Rodolfo also conquered the Pan American and the World championships in his weight and the absolute weight divisions.

Rodolfo Vieira Grappling Record

Rodolfo Vieira Fight Stats

1 by sub
15 by Points (22%)
5 by Advantages (7%)
0 by Penalties (0%)
45 by Submission (67%)
2 by Decision (3%)
0 by Disqualified (0%)
15 by Armbar (33%)
1 by Baseball choke (2%)
Baseball choke
1 by Bow and arrow (2%)
Bow and arrow
1 by Brabo choke (2%)
Brabo choke
2 by Choke (4%)
15 by Choke from back (33%)
Choke from back
1 by Choke from Mount (2%)
Choke from Mount
2 by Cross choke f/ mount (4%)
Cross choke f/ mount
2 by Ezekiel Choke (4%)
Ezekiel Choke
1 by Ezekiel f/ back (2%)
Ezekiel f/ back
2 by Katagatame (4%)
1 by Triangle (2%)
1 by Wristlock (2%)
5 by Points (71.43%)
1 by Advantages (14%)
0 by Penalties (0%)
1 by Submission (14.29%)
0 by Decision (0%)
0 by Disqualified (0%)
1 by Heel hook (100%)
Heel hook

Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
990Andre GalvaoAndre GalvaoLPts: 3x0ADCC TrialsU88kgFinal2009
1117Alexandre SouzaAlexandre SouzaLPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Champ.U94kg1/4 final2009
1561Dean ListerDean ListerLHeel hookADCCU99Semi f.s2011
1969Marcus AlmeidaMarcus AlmeidaLPts: 8x7World Champ.Absolute1/4 final2012
2513Marcus AlmeidaMarcus AlmeidaLPts: 10x0World Champ.AbsoluteFinal2013
2887Leandro LoLeandro LoDPts: 0x0Copa PodioU94kgGroups2014
2926Marcus AlmeidaMarcus AlmeidaLPts: 2x0World Pro.AbsoluteFinal2014
2970Marcus AlmeidaMarcus AlmeidaLPts: 2x0World Champ.AbsoluteFinal2014
988Braulio EstimaBraulio EstimaWPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Pro.U94kgSemi f.2009
989Antonio PeinadoAntonio PeinadoWAdvWorld Pro.U94kgFinal2009
1147Alexandre CeconiAlexandre CeconiWAdvWPC SD trialsU92kgFinal2010
1159Braga NetoBraga NetoWChoke from backWPC Gr TrialsU92kgSemi f.2010
1160Alexandre SouzaAlexandre SouzaWRefree DecisionWPC Gr TrialsU92kgFinal2010
1265Bruno BastosBruno BastosWPts: 15x0World Pro.U92kgFinal2011
1273Michael LanghiMichael LanghiWArmbarWorld Pro.Absolute1/4 final2011
1274Tarsis HumphreysTarsis HumphreysWPts: 5x2World Pro.AbsoluteSemi f.2011
1275Rubens CharlesRubens CharlesWChoke from backWorld Pro.AbsoluteFinal2011
1290Matt JuberaWTriangleWorld Champ.Absolute1st2011
1300Claudio CalasansClaudio CalasansWArmbarWorld Champ.AbsoluteRd 22011
1312Sergio MoraesSergio MoraesWPts: 8x0World Champ.Absolute1/4 final2011
1314Marcus AlmeidaMarcus AlmeidaWArmbarWorld Champ.AbsoluteSemi f.2011
1316Bernardo FariaBernardo FariaWPts: 9x0World Champ.AbsoluteFinal2011
1403Dustin DenesDustin DenesWPts: 26x0World Champ.U94kg2nd2011
1443Gybson SáWArmbarWorld Champ.U94kg1/4 Final2011
1463Rafael LovatoRafael LovatoWPts: 20x2World Champ.U94kgSemi f.2011
1473Bernardo FariaBernardo FariaWPts: 3x0World Champ.U94kgFinal2011
1523Joseph Lee BaizeWArmbarADCCU99kgRd 12011
1549Antonio PeinadoAntonio PeinadoWPts: 5x0ADCCU991/4 Finals2011
1685Roberto AlencarRoberto AlencarWEzekiel ChokeEuropean OpenU94kgFinal2012
1689Victor EstimaVictor EstimaWChoke from backEuropean OpenAbsolute1/4 final2012
1692Lucio LagartoWEzekiel f/ backEuropean OpenAbsoluteSemi f.2012
1694Bernardo FariaBernardo FariaWPts: 7x0European OpenAbsoluteFinal2012
1896Cristiano CariocaCristiano CariocaWChoke from backWorld Pro.U94kg1/4 final2012
1899Marcelo BernardoWArmbarWorld Pro.U94kgSemi f.2012
1900Roberto AlencarRoberto AlencarWArmbarWorld Pro.U94kgFinal2012
1916Bernardo FariaBernardo FariaWCross choke f/ mountWorld Pro.AbsoluteSemi f.2012
1917Andre GalvaoAndre GalvaoWPts: 4x2World Pro.AbsoluteFinal2012
1957Diego VivaldeWCross choke f/ mountWorld Champ.AbsoluteRd 22012
1967James PuopoloJames PuopoloWChoke from backWorld Champ.AbsoluteRd 22012
2162Alan SalgadoWChoke from MountWorld Champ.U94kgRd 22012
2167Fabiano SouzaWArmbarWorld Champ.U94kg1/4 final2012
2170Alexandre CeconiAlexandre CeconiWChoke from BackWorld Champ.U94kgSemi f.2012
2171Alexandre RibeiroAlexandre RibeiroWPts: 2x2, AdvWorld Champ.U94kgFinal2012
2266Alexandre CeconiAlexandre CeconiWChokeCopa PodioU100kgGroups2013
2268Leo NogueiraLeo NogueiraWPts: 9x0Copa PodioU100kgGroups2013
2271K. CorneliusWPts: 10x0Copa PodioU100kgGroups2013
2274Alexandre RibeiroAlexandre RibeiroWPts: 6x0Copa PodioU100kgGroups2013
2276Alexandre SouzaAlexandre SouzaWArmbarCopa PodioU100kgSemi f.2013
2277Leo NogueiraLeo NogueiraWAdvCopa PodioU100kgFinal2013
2296Braulio EstimaBraulio EstimaWRefree DecisionMetamoris 2OpenSuperfight2013
2437Leonardo LeiteLeonardo LeiteWArmbarCopa PodioU94kgSuperfight2013
2492Lucas SashsWBaseball chokeWorld Champ.AbsoluteRounds2013
2503Antonio PeinadoAntonio PeinadoWBow and arrowWorld Champ.AbsoluteRounds2013
2509Joao RochaJoao RochaWArmbarWorld Champ.Absolute1/4 Final2013
2512Leonardo LeiteLeonardo LeiteWArmbarWorld Champ.AbsoluteSemi f.2013
2555Yuri SimoesYuri SimoesWPts: 8x0World Champ.U94kg1/4 Final2013
2559Nivaldo OliveiraNivaldo OliveiraWKatagatameWorld Champ.U94kgSemi f.2013
2561Lucas LeiteLucas LeiteWBrabo chokeWorld Champ.U94kgFinal2013
2871Alexandre SouzaAlexandre SouzaWArmbarCopa PodioU94kgGroups2014
2875Faisal AlkibteWChoke from backCopa PodioU94kgGroups2014
2880Alan BeltcherWChoke from backCopa PodioU94kgGroups2014
2889Travis StevensWChoke from backCopa PodioU94kgSemi f.2014
2891Leandro LoLeandro LoWChoke from backCopa PodioU94kgFinal2014
2917Lucio RodriguesLucio RodriguesWPts: 5x0World Pro.AbsoluteRd 12014
2921Leandro LoLeandro LoWChoke from backWorld Pro.Absolute1/4 final2014
2924Andre GalvaoAndre GalvaoWEzekiel ChokeWorld Pro.AbsoluteSemi f.2014
2938Luiz PanzaLuiz PanzaWArmbarWorld Pro.U100kgFinal2014
2945AJ AgazarmAJ AgazarmWChoke from backWorld Champ.AbsoluteRd22014
2958Sean RobertsWChoke from backWorld Champ.AbsoluteRd 32014
2966Alexander TransAlexander TransWChokeWorld Champ.Absolute1/4 Final2014
2968Bernardo FariaBernardo FariaWWristlockWorld Champ.AbsoluteSemi f.2014
3088James PuopoloJames PuopoloWChoke from backWorld Champ.U100kg1/4 Final2014
3091Leo NogueiraLeo NogueiraWKatagatameWorld Champ.U100kgSemi f.2014
3093Bernardo FariaBernardo FariaWArmbarWorld Champ.U100kgFinal2014
3140Pedro MouraWChoke from backTeam NationalsO88kgRounds2014

Rodolfo Vieira Fight Videos

Rodolfo Vieira vs Roberto Tussa Alencar

Rodolfo Vieira vs Lucio Lagarto

Rodolfo Vieira vs Diogo Araujo (2011)

Rodolfo Vieira vs Mario Reis (2010)

Rodolfo Vieira vs Ruben Charles

Rodolfo Vieira vs Claudio Calasans (2010)


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