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 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

60 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    36 (60%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    11 (18%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    8 (13%)
  • BY DECISION
    3 (5%)
  • 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 American88KGF1996
79Roberto CorreaRoberto CorreaLPts: 4x2Pan AmericanABSSF1996
97Roberto RoletaRoberto RoletaLArmbarBrasileiro88KGF1996
117Mario SperryMario SperryLPointsWorld Champ.ABSRD21997
276Jeff MonsonLAdvADCC99KGF1999
429Sanae KikutaLPts: 3x0ADCC88KGF2001
454Ricardo AronaRicardo AronaLPts: 2x0ADCCABS1/4F2001
472Fernando MargaridaFernando MargaridaLPts: 2x0World Champ.ABSF2001
486Fernando MargaridaFernando MargaridaLBaseball chokeWorld Champ.88KGF2001
556Marcio CruzMarcio CruzLPts: 2x0World Champ.ABSF2002
644Dean ListerDean ListerLKneebarADCCABS1/4F2003
835Fernando MargaridaFernando MargaridaLPts: 4x2World Cup94KGSF2004
890Demian MaiaDemian MaiaLPts: 0x0, PenADCC88KGSF2005
950Ronaldo SouzaRonaldo SouzaLPts: 8x0World Cup88KGSF2005
964Gabriel NapaoLPts: 5x0World CupO75KG1/4F2005
1006Roger GracieRoger GracieLCross chokeWorld Champ.ABSSF2005
1271Mike FowlerMike FowlerLToe holdADCC77KG1/4F2007
1329Romulo BarralRomulo BarralLPts: 6x0World Champ.88KGF2007
1680Fabricio WerdumFabricio WerdumLPointsADCCO99KGSF2009
108Guilherme SantosWAdvWorld Champ.82KG1/4F1997
110Rony RusticoWAdvWorld Champ.82KGSF1997
111Nino SchembriNino SchembriWAdvWorld Champ.82KGF1997
161Ze MarcelloWPts: 2x0Super LigaABS1/4F1998
163Ismael SousaWPts: 13x0Super LigaABSSF1998
165Leo DallaWPts: 3x0Super LigaABSF1998
185Anderson XavierWPointsWorld Champ.94KG1/4F1998
187Murilo BustamanteMurilo BustamanteWAdvWorld Champ.94KGSF1998
188Fabio GurgelFabio GurgelWPts: 2x0World Champ.94KGF1998
196Fabio GurgelFabio GurgelWAdvOscar de JJ94KGSUPERF1998
226Marcelo HertzWAdvWorld Champ.88KGRD11999
227Givanildo SantanaWAdvWorld Champ.88KG1/4F1999
228Ze MarcelloWAdvWorld Champ.88KGSF1999
230Roberto RoletaRoberto RoletaWAdvWorld Champ.88KGF1999
269Mourat OzovWChokeADCC99KGRD11999
273Vernon WhiteWPts: 16x0ADCC99KG1/4F1999
274Murilo BustamanteMurilo BustamanteWPts: 5x0ADCC99KGSF1999
311Roberto FerreiraWPointsWorld Champ.100KGRD12000
312Adilson LimaWPointsWorld Champ.100KG1/4F2000
313Gabriel GonzagaWPointsWorld Champ.100KGSF2000
314Daniel SimoesDaniel SimoesWPointsWorld Champ.100KGF2000
344Jerry BolanderWPts: 2x0ADCC88KGRD12000
348Dave MenneWMata leaoADCC88KG1/4F2000
350Sasha SavkoWPts: 3x2ADCC88KGSF2000
351Ricardo LiborioRicardo LiborioWPenADCC88KGF2000
419Travis LutterTravis LutterWPts: 2x0ADCC88KGRD12001
424R. AndersonWPointsADCC88KG1/4F2001
427Nino SchembriNino SchembriWPenADCC88KGSF2001
450T. YanoWPts: 11x2ADCCABSRDS2001
470Marcio CruzMarcio CruzWPointsWorld Champ.ABSSF2001
482Roger CoelhoRoger CoelhoWPointsWorld Champ.88KG1/4F2001
483Marcos ShefferWPointsWorld Champ.88KG1/4F2001
484Leandro BorgoWPointsWorld Champ.88KGSF2001
485Murilo RuppWPointsWorld Champ.88KGSF2001
538Roberto CorreaRoberto CorreaWPts: 2x2, AdvWorld Champ.88KGRD12002
539Fabio NascimentoWBow and arrowWorld Champ.88KG1/4F2002
540Erik WanderleiWPts: 7x0World Champ.88KGF2002
610Yuki SasakiWPointsADCC88KGRD12003
614Rodrigo CompridoRodrigo CompridoWPts: 2x0ADCC88KG1/4F2003
616David TerrellDavid TerrellWRefree DecisionADCC88KGSF2003
617Ronaldo SouzaRonaldo SouzaWPts: 3x0ADCC88KGF2003
640Jeff MonsonWRefree DecisionADCCABSRD12003
834Fabio NegaoWPointsWorld Cup94KG1/4F2004
883L. PapadopoulisWPts: 3x0ADCC88KGRD12005
887Jorge PatinoJorge PatinoWPts: 10x0ADCC88KG1/4F2005
892Dennis HallmanWTriangle-armbarADCC88KG3PLC2005
1118Jake ShieldsJake ShieldsWPts: 2x1LA Sub-XABSSUPERF2006
1237Marcelo BragaWArmbarPan American88KG1/4F2007
1238Ailton BarbosaWChoke from backPan American88KGSF2007
1239Cassio WerneckCassio WerneckWPointsPan American88KGF2007
1269Takefuni HanaiWSubmissionADCC77KGRD12007
1326Raphael Abi-RihanRaphael Abi-RihanWPts: 4x0World Champ.88KG1/4F2007
1327Tarsis HumphreysTarsis HumphreysWPts: 2x2, AdvWorld Champ.88KGSemi f2007
1361Edson DinizWMata leaoNoGi Pan Am.88KGSF2007
1362Romulo BarralRomulo BarralWRefree DecisionNoGi Pan Am.88KGF2007
1565Jason BukichWPts: 8x0NoGi Worlds88KG1/4F2008
1568Igor GracieWPts: 7x0NoGi Worlds88KGSF2008
1569Gregor GracieGregor GracieWPts: 3x0NoGi Worlds88KGF2008
1674Kouji KanechikaWPointsADCCO99KGRD12009
1677Romulo BarralRomulo BarralWPointsADCCO99KG1/4F2009
4260Rodrigo CompridoRodrigo CompridoD---Metamoris 4ABSSUPERF2014

Picture taken by William Burkhardt of BJJPix.

Saulo Ribeiro vs. Edson Diniz

Saulo Ribeiro Highlight

 

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