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

Saulo Ribeiro is a 5x Brazilian jiu jitsu World Champion and one of the greatest fighters to have ever competed in the sport. A black belt in both judo and Brazilian jiu jitsu, Saulo Ribeiro has won the ADCC (the most important submission wrestling tournament in the World) on two occasions forming together with his younger brother Alexandre Ribeiro one of the most accomplished families in the sport.

Saulo Ribeiro Jiu Jitsu

Full Name: Saulo Mendonca Ribeiro Filho

Lineage: Mitsuyo Maeda > Carlos Gracie > Helio Gracie > Royler Gracie > Saulo Ribeiro

Main Titles (Black Belt)/ Record:

  • World Champion (1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2002)
  • ADCC Champion (2000, 2003)
  • Pan American Champion (1998 – Weight and Absolute)
  • World NoGi Champion (2008)

Weight Division: Peso Médio, Meio Pesado & Pesado

Favourite Technique: Kouchi Gari (Throw) and Choke from the Mount Position.

Team/Association: Gracie Humaita and Ribeiro Jiu-jitsu Association

Saulo Ribeiro Biography

Saulo Ribeiro was born on the 2nd of July 1974 in Manaus, Brazil. He started training Jiu Jitsu when he was 15 years old as a way to complement his Judo game with submissions, his first instructor was Fabio Monteiro in the Academia Monteiro.

In December 1991 Saulo Ribeiro moved away from his home town to pursue his academic career in Rio de Janeiro, there he joined the Gracie Humaitá academy where he was coached by Royler Gracie, the man who would award Saulo his black belt in Jiu Jitsu 4 years later (on the 27th of November 1995), shortly after Saulo won his first Brazilian national title in the lightweight brown belt division. Saulo also tried his luck in Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) in 1996, with two more sporadic occasions (in 2000 and 2002) obtaining a 2-1 record (2 wins by submission) fighting against seasoned veterans, however, his focus was always in BJJ and submission wrestling and his career in MMA never really took off.

On the year of 2007 the Ribeiro brothers joined forces with their Master, Royler Gracie, and founded the University of Jiu Jitsu a space were they share their knowledge of jiu jitsu and the “Bushido” way, a more traditional view of the martial arts way of life focussing not only on the technical aspect of the sport, but also the values that are the base of any martial art, such as attitude, discipline, honour and respect.

Today, Saulo Ribeiro is considered one of the best coaches in the grappling scene with academies spread throughout the world and over 2000 students training under the Ribeiro Jiu-Jitsu Association, plus over 100 students in the University of Jiu Jitsu camp. He has also formed and graduated over 30 Black Belts.

Saulo Ribeiro Fight Stats

1 by sub
18 by Points (56%)
9 by Advantages (28%)
1 by Penalties (3%)
4 by Submission (13%)
0 by Decision (0%)
0 by Disqualified (0%)
3 by Submission (75%)
1 by Triangle-armbar (25%)
9 by Points (60%)
0 by Advantages (0%)
1 by Penalties (7%)
4 by Submission (26.67%)
1 by Decision (6.67%)
0 by Disqualified (0%)
1 by Armbar (25%)
1 by Baseball choke (25%)
Baseball choke
1 by Cross choke (25%)
Cross choke
1 by Toe hold (25%)
Toe hold

Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
46Roberto RoletaRoberto RoletaLRefree DecisionPan AmericanU88kgFinal1996
50Roberto CorreaRoberto CorreaLPts: 4x2Pan AmericanAbsoluteSemi f.1996
52Roberto RoletaRoberto RoletaLArmbarBrasileiroU88kgFinal1996
68Mario SperryMario SperryLPointsWorld Champ.AbsoluteRd 21997
217Sanae KikutaLPts: 3x0ADCCU87kgFinal2001
226Ricardo AronaRicardo AronaLPts: 2x0ADCCAbsolute1/4 final2001
236Fernando MargaridaFernando MargaridaLPts: 2x0World Champ.AbsoluteFinal2001
244Fernando MargaridaFernando MargaridaLBaseball chokeWorld Champ.U88kgFinal2001
281Marcio CruzMarcio CruzLPts: 2x0World Champ.AbsoluteFinal2002
405Fernando MargaridaFernando MargaridaLPts: 4x2Copa do MundoU94kgSemi f.2004
448Demian MaiaDemian MaiaLPts: 0x0, PenADCCU88kgSemi f.2005
483Ronaldo SouzaRonaldo SouzaLPts: 8x0Copa do MundoU88kgSemi f.2005
497Gabriel NapaoLPts: 5x0Copa do MundoO75kg1/4 final2005
549Roger GracieRoger GracieLCross chokeWorld Champ.AbsoluteSemi f.2005
595Mike FowlerMike FowlerLToe holdADCCU77kg1/4 final2007
61Guilherme SantosWAdvWorld Champ.U82kg1/4 final1997
62Rony RusticoWAdvWorld Champ.U82kgSemi f.1997
63Nino SchembriNino SchembriWAdvWorld Champ.U82kgFinal1997
75Ze MarcelloWPts: 2x0Super LigaAbsolute1/4 final1998
77Ismael SousaWPts: 13x0Super LigaAbsoluteSemi f.1998
79Leo DallaWPts: 3x0Super LigaAbsoluteFinal1998
98Anderson XavierWPointsWorld Champ.U94kg1/4 final1998
100Murilo BustamanteMurilo BustamanteWAdvWorld Champ.U94kgSemi f.1998
101Fabio GurgelFabio GurgelWPts: 2x0World Champ.U94kgFinal1998
106Fabio GurgelFabio GurgelWAdvOscar de JJU94kgSuperfight1998
115Marcelo HertzWAdvWorld Champ.U88kgRd 11999
116Givanildo SantanaWAdvWorld Champ.U88kg1/4 final1999
117Ze MarcelloWAdvWorld Champ.U88kgSemi f.1999
119Roberto RoletaRoberto RoletaWAdvWorld Champ.U88kgFinal1999
147Roberto FerreiraWPointsWorld Champ.U100kgRd 12000
148Adilson LimaWPointsWorld Champ.U100kg1/4 final2000
149Gabriel GonzagaWPointsWorld Champ.U100kgSemi f.2000
150Daniel SimoesDaniel SimoesWPointsWorld Champ.U100kgFinal2000
207Travis LutterTravis LutterWPts: 2x0ADCCU87kgRd 12001
212R. AndersonWSubmissionADCCU87kg1/4 final2001
215Nino SchembriNino SchembriWPenADCCU87kgSemi f.2001
222T. YanoWSubmissionADCCAbsoluteRounds2001
242Roger CoelhoRoger CoelhoWPointsWorld Champ.U88kg1/4 final2001
243Murilo RuppWPointsWorld Champ.U88kgSemi f.2001
249Marcos ShefferWPointsWorld Champ.U88kg1/4 Final2001
250Leandro BorgoWPointsWorld Champ.U88kgSemi f.2001
277Erik WanderleiWPts: 7x0World Champ.U88kgFinal2002
404Fabio NegaoWPointsCopa do MundoU94kg1/4 final2004
441L. PapadopoulisWPts: 3x0ADCCU88kgrd 12005
445Jorge PatinoJorge PatinoWPts: 10x0ADCCU88kg1/4 final2005
450Dennis HallmanWTriangle-armbarADCCU88kg3/4 place2005
593Takefuni HanaiWSubmissionADCCU77kgRd 12007
2455Rodrigo CompridoRodrigo CompridoD---Metamoris 4AbsoluteSuperfight2014

Picture taken by William Burkhardt of BJJPix.

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