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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, 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. In 2011 Rodolfo Vieira was regarded as the #1 jiu jitsu athlete in the world after earning titles in his weight class and the absolute 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)
ADCC Champion
2015
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

92 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    22 (24%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    7 (8%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    59 (64%)
  • BY DECISION
    4 (4%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

59 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Choke from back
36
21
#86e620
Armbar
29
17
#5AD3D1
Choke
7
4
#d1212a
Katagatame
5
3
#fad11b
Ezekiel
3
2
#f58822
Cross ck. f/ mount
3
2
#224aba
Arm in Ezekiel
2
1
#ff9124
Choke from Mount
2
1
#bf1f6c
Baseball choke
2
1
#22c9a5
Bow and arrow
2
1
#fad223
Brabo choke
2
1
#03861f
Wristlock
2
1
#039a1f
Mata leao
2
1
#03b41f
Kimura/Triangle
2
1
#03c61f
Submission
2
1
#03d61f
Triangle
2
1
59
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
10 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    7 (70%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    2 (20%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    1 (10%)
  • 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
2134Alexandre SouzaAlexandre SouzaLPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Champ.94KG1/4F2009
2258Alexandre CeconiAlexandre CeconiLAdvWPC Gr trials92KGF2010
2618Rafael LovatoRafael LovatoLPts: 4x2World P. NoGi92KGF2011
2929Dean ListerDean ListerLHeel hookADCC99KGSF2011
3509Marcus AlmeidaMarcus AlmeidaLPts: 8x7World Champ.ABS1/4F2012
4187Marcus AlmeidaMarcus AlmeidaLPts: 4x2World ProABSF2013
4265Marcus AlmeidaMarcus AlmeidaLPts: 10x0World Champ.ABSF2013
4968Leandro LoLeandro LoDPts: 0x0Copa Podio94KGGP2014
5024Marcus AlmeidaMarcus AlmeidaLPts: 2x0World Pro.ABSF2014
5100Marcus AlmeidaMarcus AlmeidaLPts: 2x0World Champ.ABSF2014
7071Joao RochaJoao RochaLPts: 2x0ADCCABSSF2015
1940Braulio EstimaBraulio EstimaWPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Pro.94KGSF2009
1941Antonio PeinadoAntonio PeinadoWAdvWorld Pro.94KGF2009
2270Braga NetoBraga NetoWChoke from backWPC RJ Trials92KGSF2010
2271Alexandre SouzaAlexandre SouzaWReferee DecisionWPC RJ Trials92KGF2010
2564Leo NogueiraLeo NogueiraWAdvPan American94KG1/4F2011
2565D. HertzogWSubmissionPan American94KGSF2011
2567Bernardo FariaBernardo FariaWPts: 8x0Pan American94KGF2011
2572Bernardo FariaBernardo FariaWPts: 0x0, AdvPan AmericanABSF2011
2594Antonio CarlosAntonio CarlosWPointsWorld Pro.92KGSF2011
2595Bruno BastosBruno BastosWPts: 15x0World Pro.92KGF2011
2603Michael LanghiMichael LanghiWArmbarWorld Pro.ABS1/4F2011
2605Tarsis HumphreysTarsis HumphreysWPts: 5x2World Pro.ABSSF2011
2606Rubens CharlesRubens CharlesWChoke from backWorld Pro.ABSF2011
2622Rafael MendesRafael MendesWReferee DecisionWorld P. NoGiABSF2011
2639Matt JuberaWTriangleWorld Champ.ABSR12011
2649Claudio CalasansClaudio CalasansWArmbarWorld Champ.ABSR22011
2661Sergio MoraesSergio MoraesWPts: 8x0World Champ.ABS1/4F2011
2663Marcus AlmeidaMarcus AlmeidaWArmbarWorld Champ.ABSSF2011
2665Bernardo FariaBernardo FariaWPts: 9x0World Champ.ABSF2011
2751Dustin DenesDustin DenesWPts: 26x0World Champ.94KGRDS2011
2791Gybson SáWArmbarWorld Champ.94KG1/4F2011
2811Rafael LovatoRafael LovatoWPts: 20x2World Champ.94KGSF2011
2821Bernardo FariaBernardo FariaWPts: 3x0World Champ.94KGF2011
2891Joseph Lee BaizeWArmbarADCC99KGR12011
2917Antonio PeinadoAntonio PeinadoWPts: 5x0ADCC99KG1/4F2011
3136Roberto AlencarRoberto AlencarWEzekielEuropean Open94KGF2012
3140Victor EstimaVictor EstimaWChoke from backEuropean OpenABS1/4F2012
3143Lucio LagartoWArm in EzekielEuropean OpenABSSF2012
3145Bernardo FariaBernardo FariaWPts: 7x0European OpenABSF2012
3420Cristiano CariocaCristiano CariocaWChoke from backWorld Pro.94KG1/4F2012
3423Marcelo BernardoWArmbarWorld Pro.94KGSF2012
3424Roberto AlencarRoberto AlencarWArmbarWorld Pro.94KGF2012
3440Bernardo FariaBernardo FariaWCross ck. f/ mountWorld Pro.ABSSF2012
3441Andre GalvaoAndre GalvaoWPts: 4x2World Pro.ABSF2012
3497Diego VivaldeWCross ck. f/ mountWorld Champ.ABSR22012
3507James PuopoloJames PuopoloWChoke from backWorld Champ.ABSR22012
3705Alan SalgadoWChoke from MountWorld Champ.94KGR22012
3710Fabiano SouzaWArmbarWorld Champ.94KG1/4F2012
3713Alexandre CeconiAlexandre CeconiWChoke from BackWorld Champ.94KGSF2012
3714Alexandre RibeiroAlexandre RibeiroWPts: 2x2, AdvWorld Champ.94KGF2012
3883Luciano GonçalvesWArmbarRockstrikeABSNA2012
3884Gilmar de OliveiraWChoke from backRockstrikeABSNA2012
3885Kim TerraKim TerraWArmbarRockstrikeABSNA2012
3957Alexandre CeconiAlexandre CeconiWChokeCopa Podio100KGGP2013
3959Leo NogueiraLeo NogueiraWPts: 9x0Copa Podio100KGGP2013
3962K. CorneliusWPts: 10x0Copa Podio100KGGP2013
3965Alexandre RibeiroAlexandre RibeiroWPts: 6x0Copa Podio100KGGP2013
3967Alexandre SouzaAlexandre SouzaWArmbarCopa Podio100KGSF2013
3968Leo NogueiraLeo NogueiraWAdvCopa Podio100KGF2013
3995Braulio EstimaBraulio EstimaWReferee DecisionMetamoris 2ABSSPF2013
4172Roberto AlencarRoberto AlencarWPointsWorld Pro94KGSF2013
4173Pedro PeresWChoke from backWorld Pro94KGF2013
4180Gustavo CamposGustavo CamposWChoke from backWorld ProABSR12013
4182Felipe GargamelWChoke from backWorld ProABS1/4F2013
4185Claudio CalasansClaudio CalasansWPts: 9x0World ProABSSF2013
4190Leonardo LeiteLeonardo LeiteWArmbarCopa Podio94KGSPF2013
4244Lucas SashsWBaseball chokeWorld Champ.ABSRDS2013
4255Antonio PeinadoAntonio PeinadoWBow and arrowWorld Champ.ABSRDS2013
4261Joao RochaJoao RochaWArmbarWorld Champ.ABS1/4F2013
4264Leonardo LeiteLeonardo LeiteWArmbarWorld Champ.ABSSF2013
4309Yuri SimoesYuri SimoesWPts: 8x0World Champ.94KG1/4F2013
4313Nivaldo OliveiraNivaldo OliveiraWKatagatameWorld Champ.94KGSF2013
4315Lucas LeiteLucas LeiteWBrabo chokeWorld Champ.94KGF2013
4332Leonardo LeiteLeonardo LeiteWPts: 14x2Copa PodioABSSPF2013
4333Ricardo AbreuRicardo AbreuWAdvCopa PodioABSSPF2013
4952Alexandre SouzaAlexandre SouzaWArmbarCopa Podio94KGGP2014
4956Faisal KitbeWChoke from backCopa Podio94KGGP2014
4961Alan BelcherAlan BelcherWChoke from backCopa Podio94KGGP2014
4970Travis StevensWChoke from backCopa Podio94KGSF2014
4972Leandro LoLeandro LoWChoke from backCopa Podio94KGF2014
5004UnknownWChokeWorld Pro.ABSR12014
5015Luiz PanzaLuiz PanzaWChokeWorld Pro.ABSR32014
5019Leandro LoLeandro LoWChoke from backWorld Pro.ABS1/4F2014
5022Andre GalvaoAndre GalvaoWEzekielWorld Pro.ABSSF2014
5054Luke CostelloWChoke from backWorld Pro.100KG1/4F2014
5057Lucio RodriguesLucio RodriguesWPts: 5x0World Pro.100KGSF2014
5059Luiz PanzaLuiz PanzaWArmbarWorld Pro.100KGF2014
5074AJ AgazarmAJ AgazarmWChoke from backWorld Champ.ABSR22014
5088Sean RobertsWChoke from backWorld Champ.ABSR32014
5096Alexander TransAlexander TransWChokeWorld Champ.ABS1/4F2014
5098Bernardo FariaBernardo FariaWWristlockWorld Champ.ABSSF2014
5220James PuopoloJames PuopoloWChoke from backWorld Champ.100KG1/4F2014
5223Leo NogueiraLeo NogueiraWKatagatameWorld Champ.100KGSF2014
5225Bernardo FariaBernardo FariaWArmbarWorld Champ.100KGF2014
5295Pedro MouraWChoke from backTeam NationalsO88KGRDS2014
5626I. SchneiderWChoke from backThe TeamO85KGRR2014
6989Adam SachnoffWKatagatameADCC99KGR12015
6993Cassio FrancisWMata leaoADCC99KG1/4F2015
6995Alexandre RibeiroAlexandre RibeiroWPts: 6x0ADCC99KGSF2015
6997Felipe PenaFelipe PenaWReferee DecisionADCC99KGF2015
7063Ben HendersonWKimura/TriangleADCCABSR12015
7069Rafael Lovato JrRafael Lovato JrWPts: 5x0ADCCABS1/4F2015

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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