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

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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 Achievements:

  • World Champion (1997/1998/1999/2000/2002)
  • ADCC Champion (2000/2003)
  • Pan American Champion (1998 weight + absolute)
  • Master & Senior World Champion (2012/2013 Senior 1 weight + absolute)
  • World Master Champion (2014 Master 2, 2015/2016 Master 3 weight + 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.

In August 2015, Saulo Ribeiro received the 5th degree on his black belt from the hands of Robson Gracie, president of Rio de Janeiro’s BJJ federation (FJJRio).

Saulo Ribeiro Grappling Record

65 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    39 (60%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    11 (17%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    10 (15%)
  • BY DECISION
    3 (5%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    2 (3%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

10 SUBMISSIONS WINS

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RNC
30
3
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Armbar
10
1
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Choke from back
10
1
#d1212a
Submission
10
1
#fad11b
Choke
10
1
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Bow and arrow
10
1
#224aba
Katagatame
10
1
#ff9124
Triangle-armbar
10
1
10
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
21 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    12 (57%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    2 (10%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    5 (24%)
  • BY DECISION
    1 (5%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    1 (5%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

5 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

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Armbar
20
1
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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
77Roberto RoletaRoberto RoletaLReferee DecisionPan American88KGF1996
81Roberto CorreaRoberto CorreaLPts: 4x2Pan AmericanABSSF1996
85Roberto RoletaRoberto RoletaLArmbarBrasileiro88KGF1996
118Mario SperryMario SperryLPointsWorld Champ.ABSR21997
333Jeff MonsonLAdvADCC99KGF1999
520Sanae KikutaLPts: 3x0ADCC88KGF2001
553Ricardo AronaRicardo AronaLPts: 2x0ADCCABS1/4F2001
572Fernando MargaridaFernando MargaridaLPts: 2x0World Champ.ABSF2001
587Fernando MargaridaFernando MargaridaLBaseball chokeWorld Champ.88KGF2001
691Marcio CruzMarcio CruzLPts: 2x0World Champ.ABSF2002
809Dean ListerDean ListerLKneebarADCCABS1/4F2003
1079Fernando MargaridaFernando MargaridaLPts: 4x2World Cup94KGSF2004
1163Demian MaiaDemian MaiaLPts: 0x0, PenADCC88KGSF2005
1224Ronaldo SouzaRonaldo SouzaLPts: 8x0World Cup88KGSF2005
1238Gabriel NapaoLPts: 5x0World CupO75KG1/4F2005
1292Roger GracieRoger GracieLCross chokeWorld Champ.ABSSF2005
1536Pablo PopovitchPablo PopovitchLPts: 0x0, AdvGQ All Star Pro81KGF2007
1649Mike FowlerMike FowlerLToe holdADCC77KG1/4F2007
1717Romulo BarralRomulo BarralLPts: 6x0World Champ.88KGF2007
2230Fabricio WerdumFabricio WerdumLPointsADCCO99KGSF2009
2232Jeff MonsonLPointsADCCO99KG3RD PLC2009
112Guilherme SantosWAdvWorld Champ.82KG1/4F1997
114Rony RusticoWAdvWorld Champ.82KGSF1997
115Nino SchembriNino SchembriWAdvWorld Champ.82KGF1997
128Ricardo AmericanoWPointsCopa PeleN/ASPF1997
183Ze MarcelloWPts: 2x0Super LigaABS1/4F1998
185Ismael SousaWPts: 13x0Super LigaABSSF1998
187Leo DallaLeo DallaWPts: 3x0Super LigaABSF1998
222Anderson XavierWPointsWorld Champ.94KG1/4F1998
224Murilo BustamanteMurilo BustamanteWAdvWorld Champ.94KGSF1998
225Fabio GurgelFabio GurgelWPts: 2x0World Champ.94KGF1998
243Fabio GurgelFabio GurgelWAdvOscar de JJ94KGSPF1998
281Marcelo HertzWAdvWorld Champ.88KGR11999
282Givanildo SantanaGivanildo SantanaWAdvWorld Champ.88KG1/4F1999
283Ze MarcelloWAdvWorld Champ.88KGSF1999
285Roberto RoletaRoberto RoletaWAdvWorld Champ.88KGF1999
326Mourat OzovWChokeADCC99KGR11999
330Vernon WhiteWPts: 16x0ADCC99KG1/4F1999
331Murilo BustamanteMurilo BustamanteWPts: 5x0ADCC99KGSF1999
390Roberto FerreiraWPointsWorld Champ.100KGR12000
391Adilson LimaWPointsWorld Champ.100KG1/4F2000
392Gabriel GonzagaWPointsWorld Champ.100KGSF2000
393Daniel SimoesDaniel SimoesWPointsWorld Champ.100KGF2000
424Jerry BolanderWPts: 2x0ADCC88KGR12000
428Dave MenneWRNCADCC88KG1/4F2000
430Sasha SavkoWPts: 3x2ADCC88KGSF2000
431Ricardo LiborioRicardo LiborioWPenADCC88KGF2000
509Travis LutterTravis LutterWPts: 2x0ADCC88KGR12001
515R. AndersonWPointsADCC88KG1/4F2001
518Nino SchembriNino SchembriWPenADCC88KGSF2001
549T. YanoWPts: 11x2ADCCABSR12001
583Roger CoelhoRoger CoelhoWPointsWorld Champ.88KG1/4F2001
586Murilo RuppWPointsWorld Champ.88KGSF2001
657Fabio NascimentoFabio NascimentoWPointsWorld Champ.88KG1/4F2002
658Marcel LouzadoMarcel LouzadoWPts: 4x0World Champ.88KGSF2002
660Erik WanderleiWPts: 7x0World Champ.88KGF2002
677Fabio NascimentoFabio NascimentoWBow and arrowWorld Champ.ABSR12002
685Roberto CorreaRoberto CorreaWPts: 4x2World Champ.ABS1/4F2002
689Gabriel GonzagaWPts: 3x0World Champ.ABSSF2002
776Yuki SasakiWPointsADCC88KGR12003
780Rodrigo CompridoRodrigo CompridoWPts: 2x0ADCC88KG1/4F2003
782David TerrellDavid TerrellWReferee DecisionADCC88KGSF2003
783Ronaldo SouzaRonaldo SouzaWPts: 3x0ADCC88KGF2003
805Jeff MonsonWReferee DecisionADCCABSR12003
822UnknownWRNCArnold Classic88KGNA2003
823R. Lovato JrWKatagatameArnold Classic88KGNA2003
1078Fabio NascimentoFabio NascimentoWPointsWorld Cup94KG1/4F2004
1156L. PapadopoulisWPts: 3x0ADCC88KGR12005
1160Jorge PatinoJorge PatinoWPts: 10x0ADCC88KG1/4F2005
1165Dennis HallmanWTriangle-armbarADCC88KG3PLC2005
1446Jake ShieldsJake ShieldsWPts: 2x1LA Sub-XABSSPF2006
1531Kamal ShalorusWPts: 0x0, AdvGQ All Star Pro81KG1/4F2007
1534Marcel LouzadoMarcel LouzadoWPts: 6x2GQ All Star Pro81KGSF2007
1597Marcelo BragaWArmbarPan American88KG1/4F2007
1598Ailton BarbosaWChoke from backPan American88KGSF2007
1599Cassio WerneckCassio WerneckWPointsPan American88KGF2007
1647Takefuni HanaiWSubmissionADCC77KGR12007
1714Raphael Abi-RihanRaphael Abi-RihanWPts: 4x0World Champ.88KG1/4F2007
1715Tarsis HumphreysTarsis HumphreysWPts: 2x2, AdvWorld Champ.88KGSF2007
1749Edson DinizWRNCNoGi Pan Am.88KGSF2007
1750Romulo BarralRomulo BarralWReferee DecisionNoGi Pan Am.88KGF2007
1971Jason BukichWPts: 8x0NoGi Worlds88KG1/4F2008
1974Igor GracieWPts: 7x0NoGi Worlds88KGSF2008
1975Gregor GracieGregor GracieWPts: 3x0NoGi Worlds88KGF2008
2224Kouji KanechikaWPointsADCCO99KGR12009
2227Romulo BarralRomulo BarralWPointsADCCO99KG1/4F2009
5575Rodrigo CompridoRodrigo CompridoD---Metamoris 4ABSSPF2014

Picture taken by William Burkhardt of BJJPix.

Saulo Ribeiro vs. Edson Diniz

Saulo Ribeiro Highlight

 

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