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 Grappling Record

59 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    36 (61%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    11 (19%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    8 (14%)
  • BY DECISION
    2 (3%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    2 (3%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

8 SUBMISSIONS WINS

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Mata leao
25
2
#86e620
Choke
13
1
#5AD3D1
Bow and arrow
13
1
#d1212a
Triangle-armbar
13
1
#fad11b
Armbar
13
1
#f58822
Choke from back
13
1
#224aba
Submission
13
1
8
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
19 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    11 (58%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    1 (5%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    5 (26%)
  • BY DECISION
    1 (5%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    1 (5%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

5 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

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Armbar
20
1
#86e620
Baseball choke
20
1
#5AD3D1
Kneebar
20
1
#d1212a
Cross choke
20
1
#fad11b
Toe hold
20
1
5
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Saulo Ribeiro Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
75Roberto RoletaRoberto RoletaLRefree DecisionPan AmericanU88kgFinal1996
79Roberto CorreaRoberto CorreaLPts: 4x2Pan AmericanAbsoluteSemi f.1996
81Roberto RoletaRoberto RoletaLArmbarBrasileiroU88kgFinal1996
101Mario SperryMario SperryLPointsWorld Champ.AbsoluteRd 21997
249Jeff MonsonLAdvADCCU99kgFinal1999
402Sanae KikutaLPts: 3x0ADCCU88kgFinal2001
427Ricardo AronaRicardo AronaLPts: 2x0ADCCAbsolute1/4 final2001
438Fernando MargaridaFernando MargaridaLPts: 2x0World Champ.AbsoluteFinal2001
452Fernando MargaridaFernando MargaridaLBaseball chokeWorld Champ.U88kgFinal2001
513Marcio CruzMarcio CruzLPts: 2x0World Champ.AbsoluteFinal2002
581Dean ListerDean ListerLKneebarADCCAbsolute1/4 final2003
733Fernando MargaridaFernando MargaridaLPts: 4x2World CupU94kgSemi f.2004
771Demian MaiaDemian MaiaLPts: 0x0, PenADCCU88kgSemi f.2005
830Ronaldo SouzaRonaldo SouzaLPts: 8x0World CupU88kgSemi f.2005
844Gabriel NapaoLPts: 5x0World CupO75kg1/4 final2005
886Roger GracieRoger GracieLCross chokeWorld Champ.AbsoluteSemi f.2005
1082Mike FowlerMike FowlerLToe holdADCCU77kg1/4 final2007
1140Romulo BarralRomulo BarralLPts: 6x0World Champ.U88kgFinal2007
1462Fabricio WerdumFabricio WerdumLPointsADCCO99kgSemi-f.2009
92Guilherme SantosWAdvWorld Champ.U82kg1/4 final1997
94Rony RusticoWAdvWorld Champ.U82kgSemi f.1997
95Nino SchembriNino SchembriWAdvWorld Champ.U82kgFinal1997
144Ze MarcelloWPts: 2x0Super LigaAbsolute1/4 final1998
146Ismael SousaWPts: 13x0Super LigaAbsoluteSemi f.1998
148Leo DallaWPts: 3x0Super LigaAbsoluteFinal1998
168Anderson XavierWPointsWorld Champ.U94kg1/4 final1998
170Murilo BustamanteMurilo BustamanteWAdvWorld Champ.U94kgSemi f.1998
171Fabio GurgelFabio GurgelWPts: 2x0World Champ.U94kgFinal1998
177Fabio GurgelFabio GurgelWAdvOscar de JJU94kgSuperfight1998
203Marcelo HertzWAdvWorld Champ.U88kgRd 11999
204Givanildo SantanaWAdvWorld Champ.U88kg1/4 final1999
205Ze MarcelloWAdvWorld Champ.U88kgSemi f.1999
207Roberto RoletaRoberto RoletaWAdvWorld Champ.U88kgFinal1999
242Mourat OzovWChokeADCCU99kgRd 11999
246Vernon WhiteWPts: 16x0ADCCU99kg1/4 final1999
247Murilo BustamanteMurilo BustamanteWPts: 5x0ADCCU99kgSemi f.1999
284Roberto FerreiraWPointsWorld Champ.U100kgRd 12000
285Adilson LimaWPointsWorld Champ.U100kg1/4 final2000
286Gabriel GonzagaWPointsWorld Champ.U100kgSemi f.2000
287Daniel SimoesDaniel SimoesWPointsWorld Champ.U100kgFinal2000
317Jerry BolanderWPts: 2x0ADCCU88kgRd 12000
321Dave MenneWMata leaoADCCU88kg1/4 final2000
323Sasha SavkoWPts: 3x2ADCCU88kgSemi f.2000
324Ricardo LiborioRicardo LiborioWPenADCCU88kgFinal2000
392Travis LutterTravis LutterWPts: 2x0ADCCU88kgRd 12001
397R. AndersonWPointsADCCU88kg1/4 final2001
400Nino SchembriNino SchembriWPenADCCU88kgSemi f.2001
423T. YanoWPts: 11x2ADCCAbsoluteRounds2001
448Roger CoelhoRoger CoelhoWPointsWorld Champ.U88kg1/4 final2001
449Marcos ShefferWPointsWorld Champ.U88kg1/4 Final2001
450Leandro BorgoWPointsWorld Champ.U88kgSemi f.2001
451Murilo RuppWPointsWorld Champ.U88kgSemi f.2001
496Roberto CorreaRoberto CorreaWPts: 2x2, AdvWorld Champ.U88kgRd 12002
497Fabio NascimentoWBow and arrowWorld Champ.U88kg1/4 final2002
498Erik WanderleiWPts: 7x0World Champ.U88kgFinal2002
548Yuki SasakiWPointsADCCU88kgRd 12003
552Rodrigo CompridoRodrigo CompridoWPts: 2x0ADCCU88kg1/4 final2003
554David TerrelWPts: 2x0ADCCU88kgSemi f.2003
555Ronaldo SouzaRonaldo SouzaWPts: 3x0ADCCU88kgFinal2003
577Jeff MonsonWRefree DecisionADCCAbsoluteRd 12003
732Fabio NegaoWPointsWorld CupU94kg1/4 final2004
764L. PapadopoulisWPts: 3x0ADCCU88kgrd 12005
768Jorge PatinoJorge PatinoWPts: 10x0ADCCU88kg1/4 final2005
773Dennis HallmanWTriangle-armbarADCCU88kg3/4 place2005
960Jake ShieldsJake ShieldsWPts: 2x1LA Sub-XAbsoluteSuperfight2006
1048Marcelo BragaWArmbarPan AmericanU88kg1/4 final2007
1049Ailton BarbosaWChoke from backPan AmericanU88kgSemi f.2007
1050Cassio WerneckCassio WerneckWPointsPan AmericanU88kgFinal2007
1080Takefuni HanaiWSubmissionADCCU77kgRd 12007
1137Raphael Abi-RihanRaphael Abi-RihanWPts: 4x0World Champ.U88kg1/4 final2007
1138Tarsis HumphreysTarsis HumphreysWPts: 2x2, AdvWorld Champ.U88kgSemi f2007
1172Edson DinizWMata leaoNoGi Pan Am.U88kgSemi f.2007
1173Romulo BarralRomulo BarralWRefree DecisionNoGi Pan Am.U88kgFinal2007
1348Jason BukichWPts: 8x0NoGi WorldsU88kg1/4 final2008
1351Igor GracieWPts: 7x0NoGi WorldsU88kgSemi f.2008
1352Gregor GracieGregor GracieWPts: 3x0NoGi WorldsU88kgFinal2008
1456Kouji KanechikaWPointsADCCO99kgRd 12009
1459Romulo BarralRomulo BarralWPointsADCCO99kg1/4 final2009
3764Rodrigo CompridoRodrigo CompridoD---Metamoris 4AbsoluteSuperfight2014

Picture taken by William Burkhardt of BJJPix.

Saulo Ribeiro vs. Edson Diniz

Saulo Ribeiro Highlight

 

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