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Rodolfo Vieira is a Brazilian jiu jitsu black belt under Master Julio César Pereira, being widely regarded as the best heavyweight gi grappler of his generation. Competing for Grappling Fight Team (GFT), Rodolfo was the first big name to come out of the Rio de Janeiro academy, redirecting the sport’s spotlight to the team that has since brought forward numerous other high-end athletes. On November 2015 Rodolfo Vieira announced his move to American Top Team (ATT) to pursue a career in mixed martial arts.

Rodolfo Vieira Jiu Jitsu

Full Name: Rodolfo Vieira Srour

Nickname: Caçador dos Faixas Pretas which translates to “Black Belt Hunter”. The nickname was given after Rodolfo won the World Pro Cup Trials in the brown/black mixed belt division, wining several matches against distinguished black belts while being a rising 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.

Jiu jitsu appeared in Rodolfo’s life as a way to lose weight when he was 13 years old. His first instructors were Arlans Maia and Bruno Souza for whom Rodolfo trained and competed.

As a blue belt Rodolfo decided to switch training camps, looking for a more competitive gym atmosphere. He chose to join Universidade Gama filho, led by Julio Cesar Pereira – a team that later became Grappling Fight Team (more on the history of GFT here).

Rodolfo receiving his black belt at the airport.

Rodolfo receiving his black belt at the airport.

Rising through the ranks of the sport, Rodolfo Vieira was seen as a good prospect for the future, but not many believed he could break out as early as he did. Vieira’s first major win on an international level came about in 2009 as a brown belt, when Rodolfo won the Abu Dhabi World Pro Championship, defeating 2x black belt world champion Braulio Estima in the process. Upon his arrival, Master Julio César awarded Vieira his black belt right there at the airport.

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 Abu Dhabi World Pro. That same year Rodolfo also conquered the Pan American and the World championships in his weight and the open weight divisions, cementing his name as the strongest 94kg/207kg gi specialist in the world.

Rodolfo Vieira Grappling Record

94 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    22 (23%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    7 (7%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    61 (65%)
  • BY DECISION
    4 (4%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

61 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Choke from back
38
23
#86e620
Armbar
28
17
#5AD3D1
Choke
7
4
#d1212a
Katagatame
5
3
#fad11b
Arm in ezekiel
3
2
#f58822
Cross ck. f/ mount
3
2
#224aba
Triangle
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
Ezekiel
2
1
#039a1f
Wristlock
2
1
#03b41f
RNC
2
1
#03c61f
Kimura/Triangle
2
1
#03d61f
Submission
2
1
61
(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

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

Rodolfo Vieira Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
2319Alexandre SouzaAlexandre SouzaLPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Champ.94KG1/4F2009
2472Alexandre CeconiAlexandre CeconiLAdvWPC Gr trials92KGF2010
2870Rafael LovatoRafael LovatoLPts: 4x2World P. NoGi92KGF2011
3185Dean ListerDean ListerLHeel hookADCC99KGSF2011
3789Marcus AlmeidaMarcus AlmeidaLPts: 8x7World Champ.ABS1/4F2012
4500Marcus AlmeidaMarcus AlmeidaLPts: 4x2World ProABSF2013
4578Marcus AlmeidaMarcus AlmeidaLPts: 10x0World Champ.ABSF2013
5341Leandro LoLeandro LoDPts: 0x0Copa Podio94KGGP2014
5398Marcus AlmeidaMarcus AlmeidaLPts: 2x0World Pro.ABSF2014
5482Marcus AlmeidaMarcus AlmeidaLPts: 2x0World Champ.ABSF2014
7616Joao RochaJoao RochaLPts: 2x0ADCCABSSF2015
2106Braulio EstimaBraulio EstimaWPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Pro.94KGSF2009
2107Antonio PeinadoAntonio PeinadoWAdvWorld Pro.94KGF2009
2484Braga NetoBraga NetoWChoke from backWPC RJ Trials92KGSF2010
2485Alexandre SouzaAlexandre SouzaWReferee DecisionWPC RJ Trials92KGF2010
2816Leo NogueiraLeo NogueiraWAdvPan American94KG1/4F2011
2817D. HertzogWSubmissionPan American94KGSF2011
2819Bernardo FariaBernardo FariaWPts: 8x0Pan American94KGF2011
2824Bernardo FariaBernardo FariaWPts: 0x0, AdvPan AmericanABSF2011
2846Antonio CarlosAntonio CarlosWPointsWorld Pro.92KGSF2011
2847Bruno BastosBruno BastosWPts: 15x0World Pro.92KGF2011
2855Michael LanghiMichael LanghiWArmbarWorld Pro.ABS1/4F2011
2857Tarsis HumphreysTarsis HumphreysWPts: 5x2World Pro.ABSSF2011
2858Rubens CharlesRubens CharlesWChoke from backWorld Pro.ABSF2011
2874Rafael MendesRafael MendesWReferee DecisionWorld P. NoGiABSF2011
2891Matt JuberaWTriangleWorld Champ.ABSR12011
2901Claudio CalasansClaudio CalasansWArmbarWorld Champ.ABSR22011
2913Sergio MoraesSergio MoraesWPts: 8x0World Champ.ABS1/4F2011
2915Marcus AlmeidaMarcus AlmeidaWArmbarWorld Champ.ABSSF2011
2917Bernardo FariaBernardo FariaWPts: 9x0World Champ.ABSF2011
3003Dustin DenesDustin DenesWPts: 26x0World Champ.94KGRDS2011
3043Gybson SáWArmbarWorld Champ.94KG1/4F2011
3063Rafael LovatoRafael LovatoWPts: 20x2World Champ.94KGSF2011
3073Bernardo FariaBernardo FariaWPts: 3x0World Champ.94KGF2011
3147Joseph Lee BaizeWArmbarADCC99KGR12011
3173Antonio PeinadoAntonio PeinadoWPts: 5x0ADCC99KG1/4F2011
3405UnknownWChoke from backEuropean Open94KG1/4F2012
3407Tarcisio JardimTarcisio JardimWChoke from backEuropean Open94KGSF2012
3408Roberto AlencarRoberto AlencarWArm in ezekielEuropean Open94KGF2012
3413Victor EstimaVictor EstimaWChoke from backEuropean OpenABS1/4F2012
3416Lucio LagartoWArm in EzekielEuropean OpenABSSF2012
3418Bernardo FariaBernardo FariaWPts: 7x0European OpenABSF2012
3697Cristiano CariocaCristiano CariocaWChoke from backWorld Pro.94KG1/4F2012
3700Marcelo BernardoWArmbarWorld Pro.94KGSF2012
3701Roberto AlencarRoberto AlencarWArmbarWorld Pro.94KGF2012
3717Bernardo FariaBernardo FariaWCross ck. f/ mountWorld Pro.ABSSF2012
3718Andre GalvaoAndre GalvaoWPts: 4x2World Pro.ABSF2012
3777Diego VivaldeWCross ck. f/ mountWorld Champ.ABSR22012
3787James PuopoloJames PuopoloWChoke from backWorld Champ.ABSR22012
3986Alan SalgadoWChoke from MountWorld Champ.94KGR22012
3991Fabiano SouzaWArmbarWorld Champ.94KG1/4F2012
3994Alexandre CeconiAlexandre CeconiWChoke from BackWorld Champ.94KGSF2012
3995Alexandre RibeiroAlexandre RibeiroWPts: 2x2, AdvWorld Champ.94KGF2012
4164Luciano GonçalvesWArmbarRockstrikeABSNA2012
4165Gilmar de OliveiraWChoke from backRockstrikeABSNA2012
4166Kim TerraKim TerraWArmbarRockstrikeABSNA2012
4259Alexandre CeconiAlexandre CeconiWChokeCopa Podio100KGGP2013
4261Leo NogueiraLeo NogueiraWPts: 9x0Copa Podio100KGGP2013
4264K. CorneliusWPts: 10x0Copa Podio100KGGP2013
4267Alexandre RibeiroAlexandre RibeiroWPts: 6x0Copa Podio100KGGP2013
4269Alexandre SouzaAlexandre SouzaWArmbarCopa Podio100KGSF2013
4270Leo NogueiraLeo NogueiraWAdvCopa Podio100KGF2013
4305Braulio EstimaBraulio EstimaWReferee DecisionMetamoris 2ABSSPF2013
4485Roberto AlencarRoberto AlencarWPointsWorld Pro94KGSF2013
4486Pedro PeresWChoke from backWorld Pro94KGF2013
4493Gustavo CamposGustavo CamposWChoke from backWorld ProABSR12013
4495Felipe GargamelWChoke from backWorld ProABS1/4F2013
4498Claudio CalasansClaudio CalasansWPts: 9x0World ProABSSF2013
4503Leonardo LeiteLeonardo LeiteWArmbarCopa Podio94KGSPF2013
4557Lucas SashsWBaseball chokeWorld Champ.ABSRDS2013
4568Antonio PeinadoAntonio PeinadoWBow and arrowWorld Champ.ABSRDS2013
4574Joao RochaJoao RochaWArmbarWorld Champ.ABS1/4F2013
4577Leonardo LeiteLeonardo LeiteWArmbarWorld Champ.ABSSF2013
4622Yuri SimoesYuri SimoesWPts: 8x0World Champ.94KG1/4F2013
4626Nivaldo OliveiraNivaldo OliveiraWKatagatameWorld Champ.94KGSF2013
4628Lucas LeiteLucas LeiteWBrabo chokeWorld Champ.94KGF2013
4660Leonardo LeiteLeonardo LeiteWPts: 14x2Copa PodioABSSPF2013
4661Ricardo AbreuRicardo AbreuWAdvCopa PodioABSSPF2013
5325Alexandre SouzaAlexandre SouzaWArmbarCopa Podio94KGGP2014
5329Faisal KitbeWChoke from backCopa Podio94KGGP2014
5334Alan BelcherAlan BelcherWChoke from backCopa Podio94KGGP2014
5343Travis StevensWChoke from backCopa Podio94KGSF2014
5345Leandro LoLeandro LoWChoke from backCopa Podio94KGF2014
5378UnknownWChokeWorld Pro.ABSR12014
5389Luiz PanzaLuiz PanzaWChokeWorld Pro.ABSR32014
5393Leandro LoLeandro LoWChoke from backWorld Pro.ABS1/4F2014
5396Andre GalvaoAndre GalvaoWEzekielWorld Pro.ABSSF2014
5429Luke CostelloWChoke from backWorld Pro.100KG1/4F2014
5432Lucio RodriguesLucio RodriguesWPts: 5x0World Pro.100KGSF2014
5434Luiz PanzaLuiz PanzaWArmbarWorld Pro.100KGF2014
5456AJ AgazarmAJ AgazarmWChoke from backWorld Champ.ABSR22014
5470Sean RobertsWChoke from backWorld Champ.ABSR32014
5478Alexander TransAlexander TransWChokeWorld Champ.ABS1/4F2014
5480Bernardo FariaBernardo FariaWWristlockWorld Champ.ABSSF2014
5602James PuopoloJames PuopoloWChoke from backWorld Champ.100KG1/4F2014
5605Leo NogueiraLeo NogueiraWKatagatameWorld Champ.100KGSF2014
5607Bernardo FariaBernardo FariaWArmbarWorld Champ.100KGF2014
5682Pedro MouraWChoke from backTeam NationalsO88KGRDS2014
6044I. SchneiderWChoke from backThe TeamO85KGRR2014
7534Adam SachnoffWKatagatameADCC99KGR12015
7538Cassio FrancisCassio FrancisWRNCADCC99KG1/4F2015
7540Alexandre RibeiroAlexandre RibeiroWPts: 6x0ADCC99KGSF2015
7542Felipe PenaFelipe PenaWReferee DecisionADCC99KGF2015
7608Ben HendersonWKimura/TriangleADCCABSR12015
7614Rafael 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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