Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Team History, Fighter Stats, Biographies and News

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

Opponent
W/L
Method
Tournament
Weight
Stage
Year
Matt JuberaWTriangle ChokeWorld Champ.AbsoluteRd. 12011
C. CalasansWArmbarWorld Champ.AbsoluteRd. 22011
Sergio MoraesWArmbarWorld Champ.Absolute¼ Final2011
Marcus BuchechaWArmbarWorld Champ.Absolute½ Final2011
Bernardo FariaWPoints (9×0)World Champ.AbsoluteFinal2011
Dustin DenesWPoints (26×0)World Champ.PesadoRound2011
Gybson SáWArmbarWorld Champ.Pesado¼ Final2011
Rafael LovatoWPoints (20×2)World Champ.Pesado½ Final2011
Bernardo FariaWPoints (3×0)World Champ.PesadoFinal2011
Joseph Lee BaizeWArmbarADCC-99kgRd. 12011
Antonio PeinadoWPoints (5×0)ADCC-99kg¼ Final2011
Dean ListerLInjury (verbal tap)ADCC-99kg½ Final2011
Victor EstimaWTriangle ChokeEuro OpenAbsolute¼ Final2012
Lucio LagartoWEzekiel ChokeEuro OpenAbsolute½ Final2012
Bernardo FariaWPoints (7×0)Euro OpenAbsoluteFinal2012
Roberto TussaWEzekiel ChokeEuro OpenPesadoFinal2012
Cristiano CariocaWBack ChokeWPJJC-94kg¼ Final2012
Marcelo BernardoWArmbarWPJJC-94kg½ Final2012
Roberto TussaWArmbarWPJJC-94kgFinal2012
Marcus BuchechaWn/aWPJJCAbsolute¼ Final2012
Bernardo FariaWMount ChokeWPJJCAbsolute½ Final2012
Andre GalvaoWPoints (4×2)WPJJCAbsoluteFinal2012
Diego VivaldeWMount ChokeWorld Champ.AbsoluteRd 22012
James PuopoloWBack ChokeWorld Champ.AbsoluteRd 32012
Marcus BuchechaLPoints (8×7)World Champ.Absolute¼ Final2012
Alan SalgadoWMount ChokeWorld Champ.PesadoSemi2012
Fabiano SouzaWArmbarWorld Champ.Pesado¼ Final2012
Alexandre CeconiWBack ChokeWorld Champ.PesadoSemi2012
Xande RibeiroWPts (2×2, Ad 4×0)World Champ.PesadoFinal2012
Kitner MouraWArmbarBrazil. TeamsPesado-2012
Erico WesleyWChokeBrazil. TeamsPesadoFinal2012
Tarsis HumpreysWPoints (16×0)RockstrikeAbsoluteSemi2013
Kim TerraWArmbarRockstrikeAbsoluteFinal2013
Alexandre CeconiWChokeCopa PodioAbsoluteGroup2013
Leo NogueiraWPoints (9×0)Copa PodioAbsoluteGroup2013
Keenan CorneliusWPoints (10×0)Copa PodioAbsoluteGroup2013
Xande RibeiroWAdv (6×0)Copa PodioAbsoluteGroup2013
Alexandre SouzaWArmbarCopa PodioAbsoluteSemi2013
Leo NogueiraWAdv (3×1)Copa PodioAbsoluteFinal2013
Pedro HenriqueWBack ChokeWPJJC TrialsU94Semi2013
M. Fernandes*-Closed BracketWPJJC TrialsU94Final2013
Guto CamposWBack ChokeWPJJCAbsolute¼ Final2013
C. CalasansWPointsWPJJCAbsoluteSemi2013
Marcus BuchechaLPoints (4×2)WPJJCAbsoluteFinal2013
Lucas SashsWBread cutter ckWorld Champ.AbsoluteRd 22013
Antonio PeinadoWBow and ArrowWorld Champ.AbsoluteRd 32013
Joao RochaWArmbarWorld Champ.Absolute¼ Final2013
Leonardo LeiteWArmbarWorld Champ.AbsoluteSemi2013
Marcus BuchechaLPoints (10×0)World Champ.AbsoluteFinal2013
Yuri SimoesWPoints (8×0)World Champ.Pesado¼ Final2013
Nivaldo OliveiraWKatagatameWorld Champ.PesadoSemi2013
Lucas LeiteWBrabo chokeWorld Champ.PesadoFinal2013
Alexandre SouzaWArmbarCopa PodioPesadoGroup2014
Faisal AlkitbeWChokeCopa PodioPesadoGroup2014
Alan BeltcherWChokeCopa PodioPesadoGroup2014
Leandro LoDDrawCopa PodioPesadoGroup2014
Travis StevensWChokeCopa PodioPesadoSemi2014
Leandro LoWChokeCopa PodioPesadoFinal2014
Lucio LagartoWPoints: 5x0World ProU100kgSemi final2014
Luis PanzaWArmbarWorld ProU100kgFinal2014
Leandro LoWChokeWorld ProAbsolute¼ Final2014
Andre GalvaoWChoke f backWorld ProAbsoluteSemi Final2014
Marcus BuchechaLPoints: 2x0World ProAbsoluteFinal2014
AJ AgazarmWChoke f backWorld Champ.AbsoluteRd 22014
Sean RobertsWChokeWorld Champ.AbsoluteRd 32014
Alex TransWChoke f backWorld Champ.Absolute¼ Final2014
Bernardo FariaWWristlockWorld Champ.AbsoluteSemi2014
Marcus BuchechaLPoints: 2x0World Champ.AbsoluteFinal2014
James PuopoloWChoke f backWorld Champ.Super Pesado¼ Final2014
Leo NogueiraWKatagatameWorld Champ.Super PesadoSemi2014
Bernardo FariaWArmbarWorld Champ.Super PesadoFinal2014

* Team Mate, closed bracket with Rodolfo Vieira

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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