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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 Grappling Record

70 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    16 (23%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    5 (7%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    47 (67%)
  • BY DECISION
    2 (3%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

47 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Choke from back
36
17
#86e620
Armbar
32
15
#5AD3D1
Ezekiel Choke
4
2
#d1212a
Katagatame
4
2
#fad11b
Cross ck. f/ mount
4
2
#f58822
Choke
4
2
#224aba
Brabo choke
2
1
#ff9124
Bow and arrow
2
1
#bf1f6c
Baseball choke
2
1
#22c9a5
Choke from Mount
2
1
#fad223
Arm in Ezekiel
2
1
#03861f
Triangle
2
1
#039a1f
Wristlock
2
1
47
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
8 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    6 (75%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    1 (13%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    1 (13%)
  • BY DECISION
    0 (0%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

1 SUBMISSION LOSSES

#214eb8
Heel hook
100
1
1
(100%) SUBMISSION

Rodolfo Vieira Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
1268Andre GalvaoAndre GalvaoLPts: 3x0ADCC TrialsU88kgFinal2009
1395Alexandre SouzaAlexandre SouzaLPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Champ.U94kg1/4 final2009
1888Dean ListerDean ListerLHeel hookADCCU99Semi f.s2011
2299Marcus AlmeidaMarcus AlmeidaLPts: 8x7World Champ.Absolute1/4 final2012
2774Marcus AlmeidaMarcus AlmeidaLPts: 4x2World ProAbsoluteFinal2013
2853Marcus AlmeidaMarcus AlmeidaLPts: 10x0World Champ.AbsoluteFinal2013
3271Leandro LoLeandro LoDPts: 0x0Copa PodioU94kgGroups2014
3310Marcus AlmeidaMarcus AlmeidaLPts: 2x0World Pro.AbsoluteFinal2014
3355Marcus AlmeidaMarcus AlmeidaLPts: 2x0World Champ.AbsoluteFinal2014
1266Braulio EstimaBraulio EstimaWPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Pro.U94kgSemi f.2009
1267Antonio PeinadoAntonio PeinadoWAdvWorld Pro.U94kgFinal2009
1438Alexandre CeconiAlexandre CeconiWAdvWPC SD trialsU92kgFinal2010
1450Braga NetoBraga NetoWChoke from backWPC Gr TrialsU92kgSemi f.2010
1451Alexandre SouzaAlexandre SouzaWRefree DecisionWPC Gr TrialsU92kgFinal2010
1584Bruno BastosBruno BastosWPts: 15x0World Pro.U92kgFinal2011
1592Michael LanghiMichael LanghiWArmbarWorld Pro.Absolute1/4 final2011
1593Tarsis HumphreysTarsis HumphreysWPts: 5x2World Pro.AbsoluteSemi f.2011
1594Rubens CharlesRubens CharlesWChoke from backWorld Pro.AbsoluteFinal2011
1609Matt JuberaWTriangleWorld Champ.Absolute1st2011
1619Claudio CalasansClaudio CalasansWArmbarWorld Champ.AbsoluteRd 22011
1631Sergio MoraesSergio MoraesWPts: 8x0World Champ.Absolute1/4 final2011
1633Marcus AlmeidaMarcus AlmeidaWArmbarWorld Champ.AbsoluteSemi f.2011
1635Bernardo FariaBernardo FariaWPts: 9x0World Champ.AbsoluteFinal2011
1722Dustin DenesDustin DenesWPts: 26x0World Champ.U94kgRounds2011
1762Gybson SáWArmbarWorld Champ.U94kg1/4 Final2011
1782Rafael LovatoRafael LovatoWPts: 20x2World Champ.U94kgSemi f.2011
1792Bernardo FariaBernardo FariaWPts: 3x0World Champ.U94kgFinal2011
1850Joseph Lee BaizeWArmbarADCCU99kgRd 12011
1876Antonio PeinadoAntonio PeinadoWPts: 5x0ADCCU991/4 Finals2011
2015Roberto AlencarRoberto AlencarWEzekiel ChokeEuropean OpenU94kgFinal2012
2019Victor EstimaVictor EstimaWChoke from backEuropean OpenAbsolute1/4 final2012
2022Lucio LagartoWArm in EzekielEuropean OpenAbsoluteSemi f.2012
2024Bernardo FariaBernardo FariaWPts: 7x0European OpenAbsoluteFinal2012
2226Cristiano CariocaCristiano CariocaWChoke from backWorld Pro.U94kg1/4 final2012
2229Marcelo BernardoWArmbarWorld Pro.U94kgSemi f.2012
2230Roberto AlencarRoberto AlencarWArmbarWorld Pro.U94kgFinal2012
2246Bernardo FariaBernardo FariaWCross ck. f/ mountWorld Pro.AbsoluteSemi f.2012
2247Andre GalvaoAndre GalvaoWPts: 4x2World Pro.AbsoluteFinal2012
2287Diego VivaldeWCross ck. f/ mountWorld Champ.AbsoluteRd 22012
2297James PuopoloJames PuopoloWChoke from backWorld Champ.AbsoluteRd 22012
2492Alan SalgadoWChoke from MountWorld Champ.U94kgRd 22012
2497Fabiano SouzaWArmbarWorld Champ.U94kg1/4 final2012
2500Alexandre CeconiAlexandre CeconiWChoke from BackWorld Champ.U94kgSemi f.2012
2501Alexandre RibeiroAlexandre RibeiroWPts: 2x2, AdvWorld Champ.U94kgFinal2012
2592Alexandre CeconiAlexandre CeconiWChokeCopa PodioU100kgGroups2013
2594Leo NogueiraLeo NogueiraWPts: 9x0Copa PodioU100kgGroups2013
2597K. CorneliusWPts: 10x0Copa PodioU100kgGroups2013
2600Alexandre RibeiroAlexandre RibeiroWPts: 6x0Copa PodioU100kgGroups2013
2602Alexandre SouzaAlexandre SouzaWArmbarCopa PodioU100kgSemi f.2013
2603Leo NogueiraLeo NogueiraWAdvCopa PodioU100kgFinal2013
2622Braulio EstimaBraulio EstimaWRefree DecisionMetamoris 2OpenSuperfight2013
2765Pedro PeresWChoke from backWorld ProU94kgFinal2013
2769Felipe GargamelWChoke from backWorld ProAbsolute1/4 final2013
2772Claudio CalasansClaudio CalasansWPts: 9x0World ProAbsoluteSemi f.2013
2777Leonardo LeiteLeonardo LeiteWArmbarCopa PodioU94kgSuperfight2013
2832Lucas SashsWBaseball chokeWorld Champ.AbsoluteRounds2013
2843Antonio PeinadoAntonio PeinadoWBow and arrowWorld Champ.AbsoluteRounds2013
2849Joao RochaJoao RochaWArmbarWorld Champ.Absolute1/4 Final2013
2852Leonardo LeiteLeonardo LeiteWArmbarWorld Champ.AbsoluteSemi f.2013
2895Yuri SimoesYuri SimoesWPts: 8x0World Champ.U94kg1/4 Final2013
2899Nivaldo OliveiraNivaldo OliveiraWKatagatameWorld Champ.U94kgSemi f.2013
2901Lucas LeiteLucas LeiteWBrabo chokeWorld Champ.U94kgFinal2013
3255Alexandre SouzaAlexandre SouzaWArmbarCopa PodioU94kgGroups2014
3259Faisal AlkibteWChoke from backCopa PodioU94kgGroups2014
3264Alan BeltcherWChoke from backCopa PodioU94kgGroups2014
3273Travis StevensWChoke from backCopa PodioU94kgSemi f.2014
3275Leandro LoLeandro LoWChoke from backCopa PodioU94kgFinal2014
3301Lucio RodriguesLucio RodriguesWPts: 5x0World Pro.AbsoluteRd 12014
3305Leandro LoLeandro LoWChoke from backWorld Pro.Absolute1/4 final2014
3308Andre GalvaoAndre GalvaoWEzekiel ChokeWorld Pro.AbsoluteSemi f.2014
3323Luiz PanzaLuiz PanzaWArmbarWorld Pro.U100kgFinal2014
3330AJ AgazarmAJ AgazarmWChoke from backWorld Champ.AbsoluteRd22014
3343Sean RobertsWChoke from backWorld Champ.AbsoluteRd 32014
3351Alexander TransAlexander TransWChokeWorld Champ.Absolute1/4 Final2014
3353Bernardo FariaBernardo FariaWWristlockWorld Champ.AbsoluteSemi f.2014
3475James PuopoloJames PuopoloWChoke from backWorld Champ.U100kg1/4 Final2014
3478Leo NogueiraLeo NogueiraWKatagatameWorld Champ.U100kgSemi f.2014
3480Bernardo FariaBernardo FariaWArmbarWorld Champ.U100kgFinal2014
3524Pedro 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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