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

Rodrigo Caporal

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

8 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    4 (50%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    1 (13%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    3 (38%)
  • BY DECISION
    0 (0%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

3 SUBMISSIONS WINS

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Submission
67
2
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Wristlock
33
1
3
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
14 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    7 (50%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    1 (7%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    4 (29%)
  • BY DECISION
    1 (7%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    1 (7%)

4 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

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Triangle
75
3
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Armbar
25
1
4
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Rodrigo Caporal Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
1957Rodrigo CavacaRodrigo CavacaLTriangleEuropeanABS1/4F2010
2164Augusto MendesAugusto MendesLDQPan American76KG1/4F2011
2235Alexandre CeconiAlexandre CeconiLPts: 3x0World Champ.ABS1/4F2011
2428Murilo SantanaMurilo SantanaLTriangleADCC Trials77KGNA2011
2681Murilo SantanaMurilo SantanaLArmbarPan AmericanABSRD22012
2739Philipe Della MonicaLPointsPan American76KG1/4F2012
3064Leandro LoLeandro LoLPts: 21x0World Champ.76KG1/4F2012
3610Michael LanghiMichael LanghiLPts: 6x4World Champ.76KGSF2013
3773David AvellanLReferee DecisionADCC88KGRD12013
4031Gabriel GoulartGabriel GoulartLAdvPan American76KGRD12014
4648Abraham MarteAbraham MarteLPts: 10x0Asian OpenABSSF2014
5016Roberto SatoshiRoberto SatoshiLPts: 2x0Boa Super 8ABSSF2015
5084Murilo SantanaMurilo SantanaLTrianglePan AmericanABSRD22015
5141Luan CarvalhoLuan CarvalhoLPointsPan American76KGRD12015
2231Romulo BarralRomulo BarralWPts: 2x2, AdvWorld Champ.ABSRD22011
2675Ricardo MesquitaWN/APan AmericanABSRD12012
2738Rafael RosendoWWristlockPan American76KGRD22012
2825Vinicius MarinhoVinicius MarinhoWPointsWorld Pro.76KGRD12012
2828Lucas LepriLucas LepriWPts: 2x0World Pro.76KGRD22012
2924Marcel GonçalvesWSubmissionWorld Champ.ABSRD12012
3048Emmanuel MaximilianiWSubmissionWorld Champ.76KGRD12012
3607Claudio MattosClaudio MattosWPointsWorld Champ.76KG1/4F2013

Rodrigo Caporal vs John Aguiar

Rodrigo Caporal vs Glauco Barbosa

Rodrigo Caporal vs Cesar Luis

 

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