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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

75 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    18 (24%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    5 (7%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    50 (67%)
  • BY DECISION
    2 (3%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

50 SUBMISSIONS WINS

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Choke from back
36
18
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Armbar
34
17
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Ezekiel
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
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Wristlock
2
1
50
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
8 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    5 (63%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    2 (25%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    1 (13%)
  • BY DECISION
    0 (0%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

1 SUBMISSION LOSSES

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Heel hook
100
1
1
(100%) SUBMISSION

Rodolfo Vieira Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
1879Alexandre SouzaAlexandre SouzaLPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Champ.94KG1/4F2009
1963Alexandre CeconiAlexandre CeconiLAdvWPC Gr trials92KGF2010
2494Dean ListerDean ListerLHeel hookADCC99KGSF2011
2945Marcus AlmeidaMarcus AlmeidaLPts: 8x7World Champ.ABS1/4F2012
3497Marcus AlmeidaMarcus AlmeidaLPts: 4x2World ProABSF2013
3575Marcus AlmeidaMarcus AlmeidaLPts: 10x0World Champ.ABSF2013
4171Leandro LoLeandro LoDPts: 0x0Copa Podio94KGGP2014
4215Marcus AlmeidaMarcus AlmeidaLPts: 2x0World Pro.ABSF2014
4265Marcus AlmeidaMarcus AlmeidaLPts: 2x0World Champ.ABSF2014
1742Braulio EstimaBraulio EstimaWPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Pro.94KGSF2009
1743Antonio PeinadoAntonio PeinadoWAdvWorld Pro.94KGF2009
1975Braga NetoBraga NetoWChoke from backWPC RJ Trials92KGSF2010
1976Alexandre SouzaAlexandre SouzaWRefree DecisionWPC RJ Trials92KGF2010
2182Antonio CarlosAntonio CarlosWPointsWorld Pro.92KGSF2011
2183Bruno BastosBruno BastosWPts: 15x0World Pro.92KGF2011
2191Michael LanghiMichael LanghiWArmbarWorld Pro.ABS1/4F2011
2193Tarsis HumphreysTarsis HumphreysWPts: 5x2World Pro.ABSSF2011
2194Rubens CharlesRubens CharlesWChoke from backWorld Pro.ABSF2011
2210Matt JuberaWTriangleWorld Champ.ABSRD12011
2220Claudio CalasansClaudio CalasansWArmbarWorld Champ.ABSRD22011
2232Sergio MoraesSergio MoraesWPts: 8x0World Champ.ABS1/4F2011
2234Marcus AlmeidaMarcus AlmeidaWArmbarWorld Champ.ABSSF2011
2236Bernardo FariaBernardo FariaWPts: 9x0World Champ.ABSF2011
2323Dustin DenesDustin DenesWPts: 26x0World Champ.94KGRDS2011
2363Gybson SáWArmbarWorld Champ.94KG1/4F2011
2383Rafael LovatoRafael LovatoWPts: 20x2World Champ.94KGSF2011
2393Bernardo FariaBernardo FariaWPts: 3x0World Champ.94KGF2011
2456Joseph Lee BaizeWArmbarADCC99KGRD12011
2482Antonio PeinadoAntonio PeinadoWPts: 5x0ADCC99KG1/4F2011
2647Roberto AlencarRoberto AlencarWEzekielEuropean Open94KGF2012
2651Victor EstimaVictor EstimaWChoke from backEuropean OpenABS1/4F2012
2654Lucio LagartoWArm in EzekielEuropean OpenABSSF2012
2656Bernardo FariaBernardo FariaWPts: 7x0European OpenABSF2012
2859Cristiano CariocaCristiano CariocaWChoke from backWorld Pro.94KG1/4F2012
2862Marcelo BernardoWArmbarWorld Pro.94KGSF2012
2863Roberto AlencarRoberto AlencarWArmbarWorld Pro.94KGF2012
2879Bernardo FariaBernardo FariaWCross ck. f/ mountWorld Pro.ABSSF2012
2880Andre GalvaoAndre GalvaoWPts: 4x2World Pro.ABSF2012
2933Diego VivaldeWCross ck. f/ mountWorld Champ.ABSRD22012
2943James PuopoloJames PuopoloWChoke from backWorld Champ.ABSRD22012
3138Alan SalgadoWChoke from MountWorld Champ.94KGRD22012
3143Fabiano SouzaWArmbarWorld Champ.94KG1/4F2012
3146Alexandre CeconiAlexandre CeconiWChoke from BackWorld Champ.94KGSF2012
3147Alexandre RibeiroAlexandre RibeiroWPts: 2x2, AdvWorld Champ.94KGF2012
3259Luciano GonçalvesWArmbarRockstrikeABSNA2012
3260Gilmar de OliveiraWChoke from backRockstrikeABSNA2012
3261Kim TerraWArmbarRockstrikeABSNA2012
3299Alexandre CeconiAlexandre CeconiWChokeCopa Podio100KGGP2013
3301Leo NogueiraLeo NogueiraWPts: 9x0Copa Podio100KGGP2013
3304K. CorneliusWPts: 10x0Copa Podio100KGGP2013
3307Alexandre RibeiroAlexandre RibeiroWPts: 6x0Copa Podio100KGGP2013
3309Alexandre SouzaAlexandre SouzaWArmbarCopa Podio100KGSF2013
3310Leo NogueiraLeo NogueiraWAdvCopa Podio100KGF2013
3334Braulio EstimaBraulio EstimaWRefree DecisionMetamoris 2ABSSUPERF2013
3488Pedro PeresWChoke from backWorld Pro94KGF2013
3492Felipe GargamelWChoke from backWorld ProABS1/4F2013
3495Claudio CalasansClaudio CalasansWPts: 9x0World ProABSSF2013
3500Leonardo LeiteLeonardo LeiteWArmbarCopa Podio94KGSUPERF2013
3554Lucas SashsWBaseball chokeWorld Champ.ABSRDS2013
3565Antonio PeinadoAntonio PeinadoWBow and arrowWorld Champ.ABSRDS2013
3571Joao RochaJoao RochaWArmbarWorld Champ.ABS1/4F2013
3574Leonardo LeiteLeonardo LeiteWArmbarWorld Champ.ABSSF2013
3618Yuri SimoesYuri SimoesWPts: 8x0World Champ.94KG1/4F2013
3622Nivaldo OliveiraNivaldo OliveiraWKatagatameWorld Champ.94KGSF2013
3624Lucas LeiteLucas LeiteWBrabo chokeWorld Champ.94KGF2013
3640Leonardo LeiteLeonardo LeiteWPts: 14x2Copa PodioABSSUPERF2013
3641Ricardo AbreuRicardo AbreuWAdvCopa PodioABSSUPERF2013
4155Alexandre SouzaAlexandre SouzaWArmbarCopa Podio94KGGP2014
4159Faisal AlkibteWChoke from backCopa Podio94KGGP2014
4164Alan BelcherAlan BelcherWChoke from backCopa Podio94KGGP2014
4173Travis StevensWChoke from backCopa Podio94KGSF2014
4175Leandro LoLeandro LoWChoke from backCopa Podio94KGF2014
4203Lucio RodriguesLucio RodriguesWPts: 5x0World Pro.ABSRD12014
4210Leandro LoLeandro LoWChoke from backWorld Pro.ABS1/4F2014
4213Andre GalvaoAndre GalvaoWEzekielWorld Pro.ABSSF2014
4228Luiz PanzaLuiz PanzaWArmbarWorld Pro.100KGF2014
4239AJ AgazarmAJ AgazarmWChoke from backWorld Champ.ABSRD22014
4253Sean RobertsWChoke from backWorld Champ.ABSRD32014
4261Alexander TransAlexander TransWChokeWorld Champ.ABS1/4F2014
4263Bernardo FariaBernardo FariaWWristlockWorld Champ.ABSSF2014
4385James PuopoloJames PuopoloWChoke from backWorld Champ.100KG1/4F2014
4388Leo NogueiraLeo NogueiraWKatagatameWorld Champ.100KGSF2014
4390Bernardo FariaBernardo FariaWArmbarWorld Champ.100KGF2014
4445Pedro MouraWChoke from backTeam NationalsO88KGRDS2014

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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