Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Team History, Fighter Stats, Biographies and News

Rodrigo Caporal is a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu black belt under Ramon Lemos, who competed for one of the most prolific  grappling teams of the 21st century, Atos Jiu Jitsu. Rodrigo Caporal also became an avid mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter, a career he started after he moved to Hong Kong, where he collected some important wins under his four ounce gloves, fighting at the RUFF promotion.

Rodrigo Caporal Jiu Jitsu

Full Name: Rodrigo Benedito Caporal

Lineage: Mitsuyo Maeda > Carlos Gracie > Carlson Gracie > Andre Pederneiras > Ramon Lemos > Rodrigo Caporal

Main Titles in Jiu Jitsu:

  • European Champion (2010 – closed the bracket with team mate Gustavo Campos);
  • Sao Paulo State Champion (2010 – Open Weight);
  • World Cup Champion (2005 Purple Belt);
  • Brazilian National Champion (2005 Purple Belt);
  • Brazilian National Cup Champion (2007 Brown Belt);
  • South Brazilian Champion (2004 Purple Belt);
  • Bronze Medallist at the Sao Paulo State Championships (2010 in his weight category)

Weight Division: Peso Médio/ Médio Pesado (Middleweight and Medium Heavyweight)

Favourite BJJ position/Submission: Butterfly Guard, Achilles lock, Wrist Lock

Rodrigo Caporal Team/Association: Atos Jiu Jitsu

Rodrigo Caporal Biography

Rodrigo Caporal was born on the 27th of April 1983 in Guarulhos, Brazil, though he was raised in Caraguatatuba in the coast of the State of Sao Paulo. Rodrigo Caporal started relatively late in Jiu Jitsu, for a high end athlete in the sport. He began his training when he was 18 years old, simply as a way to vent his energy and stress, his first coach was Omero Pessoa, a man that followed Caporal’s evolution in BJJ, from white to brown belt and to whom he owes a lot of what he is today. When Caporal received his purple belt in 2004, he took an offer to start coaching BJJ, a job he still enjoys today, giving classes all over the World.

It was when he reached his brown belt that he moved cities to train with acclaimed instructor Ramon Lemos at his academy in Rio Claro. There he shared the mats with some of the World’s finest Jiu Jitsu practitioners, people like Claudio Calasans, Rafael and Guilherme Mendes, “Durinho” Burns amongst many others in a star filled BJJ camp. At the Atos academy he acknowledged how important BJJ was in his life and decided to make it his full time occupation.

Today, more focussed in MMA, a career he started in 2005 as a purple belt, Rodrigo Caporal still plans to become a Jiu Jitsu World Champion. He still takes time off his busy schedule to compete in the most prestigious championships on the BJJ callender.

Rodrigo Caporal Grappling Record

12 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    6 (50%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    2 (17%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    4 (33%)
  • BY DECISION
    0 (0%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

4 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Submission
50
2
#86e620
Wristlock
25
1
#5AD3D1
Darce choke
25
1
4
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
21 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    12 (57%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    1 (5%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    6 (29%)
  • BY DECISION
    1 (5%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    1 (5%)

6 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
Triangle
50
3
#86e620
Armbar
17
1
#5AD3D1
Choke
17
1
#d1212a
Advantages
17
1
6
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Rodrigo Caporal Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
2421Rodrigo CavacaRodrigo CavacaLTriangleEuropeanABS1/4F2010
2750Augusto MendesAugusto MendesLDQPan American76KG1/4F2011
2857Alexandre CeconiAlexandre CeconiLPts: 3x0World Champ.ABS1/4F2011
3056Murilo SantanaMurilo SantanaLTriangleADCC Trials77KGNA2011
3370Murilo SantanaMurilo SantanaLArmbarPan AmericanABSR22012
3430Philipe Della MonicaLPointsPan American76KG1/4F2012
3830Leandro LoLeandro LoLPts: 21x0World Champ.76KG1/4F2012
4522Michael LanghiMichael LanghiLPts: 6x4World Champ.76KGSF2013
4727David AvellanLReferee DecisionADCC88KGR12013
5024Gabriel GoulartGabriel GoulartLAdvPan American76KGR12014
5758Abraham MarteAbraham MarteLPts: 10x0Asian OpenABSSF2014
6177Roberto SatoshiRoberto SatoshiLPts: 2x0Boa Super 8ABSSF2015
6247Murilo SantanaMurilo SantanaLTrianglePan AmericanABSR22015
6302Luan CarvalhoLuan CarvalhoLPointsPan American76KGR12015
6896Samuel HertzogLPointsWorld Champ.76KG1/8F2015
7287Roberto SatoshiRoberto SatoshiLPts: 2x0Grand Slam Tokyo77KGSF2015
7301Erberth SantosErberth SantosLChokeGrand Slam TokyoABSF2015
7451Andris BrunovskisAndris BrunovskisLPts: 8x4Asian Open82KGF2015
7787Otavio SousaOtavio SousaLAdvantagesNoGi Worlds82KG1/4F2015
8723R. EvangelistaR. EvangelistaLPts: 10x0World ProABSR12016
8779Rafael CarvalhoLN/AWorld Pro77KGR12016
2853Romulo BarralRomulo BarralWPts: 2x2, AdvWorld Champ.ABSR22011
3364Ricardo MesquitaWN/APan AmericanABSR12012
3429Rafael RosendoWWristlockPan American76KGR22012
3590Vinicius MarinhoVinicius MarinhoWPointsWorld Pro.76KGR12012
3593Lucas LepriLucas LepriWPts: 2x0World Pro.76KGR22012
3689Marcel GonçalvesWSubmissionWorld Champ.ABSR12012
3813Emmanuel MaximilianiWSubmissionWorld Champ.76KGR12012
4519Claudio MattosClaudio MattosWPointsWorld Champ.76KG1/4F2013
7290Kleber KoikeWPts: 12x0Grand Slam Tokyo77KG3RD2015
7299Faisal AlKitbeFaisal AlKitbeWPts: 2x0Grand Slam TokyoABSSF2015
7781Stephen MartinezWDarce chokeNoGi Worlds82KG1/8F2015
8719Daniel BaiaWPts: 0x0, AdvWorld ProABSR12016

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