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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
998Andre GalvaoAndre GalvaoLPts: 3x0ADCC TrialsU88kgFinal2009
1125Alexandre SouzaAlexandre SouzaLPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Champ.U94kg1/4 final2009
1569Dean ListerDean ListerLHeel hookADCCU99Semi f.s2011
1977Marcus AlmeidaMarcus AlmeidaLPts: 8x7World Champ.Absolute1/4 final2012
2521Marcus AlmeidaMarcus AlmeidaLPts: 10x0World Champ.AbsoluteFinal2013
2895Leandro LoLeandro LoDPts: 0x0Copa PodioU94kgGroups2014
2934Marcus AlmeidaMarcus AlmeidaLPts: 2x0World Pro.AbsoluteFinal2014
2978Marcus AlmeidaMarcus AlmeidaLPts: 2x0World Champ.AbsoluteFinal2014
996Braulio EstimaBraulio EstimaWPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Pro.U94kgSemi f.2009
997Antonio PeinadoAntonio PeinadoWAdvWorld Pro.U94kgFinal2009
1155Alexandre CeconiAlexandre CeconiWAdvWPC SD trialsU92kgFinal2010
1167Braga NetoBraga NetoWChoke from backWPC Gr TrialsU92kgSemi f.2010
1168Alexandre SouzaAlexandre SouzaWRefree DecisionWPC Gr TrialsU92kgFinal2010
1273Bruno BastosBruno BastosWPts: 15x0World Pro.U92kgFinal2011
1281Michael LanghiMichael LanghiWArmbarWorld Pro.Absolute1/4 final2011
1282Tarsis HumphreysTarsis HumphreysWPts: 5x2World Pro.AbsoluteSemi f.2011
1283Rubens CharlesRubens CharlesWChoke from backWorld Pro.AbsoluteFinal2011
1298Matt JuberaWTriangleWorld Champ.Absolute1st2011
1308Claudio CalasansClaudio CalasansWArmbarWorld Champ.AbsoluteRd 22011
1320Sergio MoraesSergio MoraesWPts: 8x0World Champ.Absolute1/4 final2011
1322Marcus AlmeidaMarcus AlmeidaWArmbarWorld Champ.AbsoluteSemi f.2011
1324Bernardo FariaBernardo FariaWPts: 9x0World Champ.AbsoluteFinal2011
1411Dustin DenesDustin DenesWPts: 26x0World Champ.U94kg2nd2011
1451Gybson SáWArmbarWorld Champ.U94kg1/4 Final2011
1471Rafael LovatoRafael LovatoWPts: 20x2World Champ.U94kgSemi f.2011
1481Bernardo FariaBernardo FariaWPts: 3x0World Champ.U94kgFinal2011
1531Joseph Lee BaizeWArmbarADCCU99kgRd 12011
1557Antonio PeinadoAntonio PeinadoWPts: 5x0ADCCU991/4 Finals2011
1693Roberto AlencarRoberto AlencarWEzekiel ChokeEuropean OpenU94kgFinal2012
1697Victor EstimaVictor EstimaWChoke from backEuropean OpenAbsolute1/4 final2012
1700Lucio LagartoWEzekiel f/ backEuropean OpenAbsoluteSemi f.2012
1702Bernardo FariaBernardo FariaWPts: 7x0European OpenAbsoluteFinal2012
1904Cristiano CariocaCristiano CariocaWChoke from backWorld Pro.U94kg1/4 final2012
1907Marcelo BernardoWArmbarWorld Pro.U94kgSemi f.2012
1908Roberto AlencarRoberto AlencarWArmbarWorld Pro.U94kgFinal2012
1924Bernardo FariaBernardo FariaWCross choke f/ mountWorld Pro.AbsoluteSemi f.2012
1925Andre GalvaoAndre GalvaoWPts: 4x2World Pro.AbsoluteFinal2012
1965Diego VivaldeWCross choke f/ mountWorld Champ.AbsoluteRd 22012
1975James PuopoloJames PuopoloWChoke from backWorld Champ.AbsoluteRd 22012
2170Alan SalgadoWChoke from MountWorld Champ.U94kgRd 22012
2175Fabiano SouzaWArmbarWorld Champ.U94kg1/4 final2012
2178Alexandre CeconiAlexandre CeconiWChoke from BackWorld Champ.U94kgSemi f.2012
2179Alexandre RibeiroAlexandre RibeiroWPts: 2x2, AdvWorld Champ.U94kgFinal2012
2274Alexandre CeconiAlexandre CeconiWChokeCopa PodioU100kgGroups2013
2276Leo NogueiraLeo NogueiraWPts: 9x0Copa PodioU100kgGroups2013
2279K. CorneliusWPts: 10x0Copa PodioU100kgGroups2013
2282Alexandre RibeiroAlexandre RibeiroWPts: 6x0Copa PodioU100kgGroups2013
2284Alexandre SouzaAlexandre SouzaWArmbarCopa PodioU100kgSemi f.2013
2285Leo NogueiraLeo NogueiraWAdvCopa PodioU100kgFinal2013
2304Braulio EstimaBraulio EstimaWRefree DecisionMetamoris 2OpenSuperfight2013
2445Leonardo LeiteLeonardo LeiteWArmbarCopa PodioU94kgSuperfight2013
2500Lucas SashsWBaseball chokeWorld Champ.AbsoluteRounds2013
2511Antonio PeinadoAntonio PeinadoWBow and arrowWorld Champ.AbsoluteRounds2013
2517Joao RochaJoao RochaWArmbarWorld Champ.Absolute1/4 Final2013
2520Leonardo LeiteLeonardo LeiteWArmbarWorld Champ.AbsoluteSemi f.2013
2563Yuri SimoesYuri SimoesWPts: 8x0World Champ.U94kg1/4 Final2013
2567Nivaldo OliveiraNivaldo OliveiraWKatagatameWorld Champ.U94kgSemi f.2013
2569Lucas LeiteLucas LeiteWBrabo chokeWorld Champ.U94kgFinal2013
2879Alexandre SouzaAlexandre SouzaWArmbarCopa PodioU94kgGroups2014
2883Faisal AlkibteWChoke from backCopa PodioU94kgGroups2014
2888Alan BeltcherWChoke from backCopa PodioU94kgGroups2014
2897Travis StevensWChoke from backCopa PodioU94kgSemi f.2014
2899Leandro LoLeandro LoWChoke from backCopa PodioU94kgFinal2014
2925Lucio RodriguesLucio RodriguesWPts: 5x0World Pro.AbsoluteRd 12014
2929Leandro LoLeandro LoWChoke from backWorld Pro.Absolute1/4 final2014
2932Andre GalvaoAndre GalvaoWEzekiel ChokeWorld Pro.AbsoluteSemi f.2014
2946Luiz PanzaLuiz PanzaWArmbarWorld Pro.U100kgFinal2014
2953AJ AgazarmAJ AgazarmWChoke from backWorld Champ.AbsoluteRd22014
2966Sean RobertsWChoke from backWorld Champ.AbsoluteRd 32014
2974Alexander TransAlexander TransWChokeWorld Champ.Absolute1/4 Final2014
2976Bernardo FariaBernardo FariaWWristlockWorld Champ.AbsoluteSemi f.2014
3096James PuopoloJames PuopoloWChoke from backWorld Champ.U100kg1/4 Final2014
3099Leo NogueiraLeo NogueiraWKatagatameWorld Champ.U100kgSemi f.2014
3101Bernardo FariaBernardo FariaWArmbarWorld Champ.U100kgFinal2014
3148Pedro 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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