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
17 by Points (55%)
9 by Advantages (29%)
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%)
6 by Points (54.55%)
0 by Advantages (0%)
1 by Penalties (9%)
4 by Submission (36.36%)
0 by Decision (0%)
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
45Roberto RoletaRoberto RoletaLArmbarBrasileiroU88kgFinal1996
49Roberto CorreaRoberto CorreaLPts: 4x2Pan AmericanAbsoluteSemi f.1996
65Mario SperryMario SperryLPointsWorld Champ.AbsoluteRd 21997
210Sanae KikutaLPts: 3x0ADCCU87kgFinal2001
219Ricardo AronaRicardo AronaLPts: 2x0ADCCAbsolute1/4 final2001
229Fernando MargaridaFernando MargaridaLBaseball chokeWorld Champ.U88kgFinal2001
271Marcio CruzMarcio CruzLPts: 2x0World Champ.AbsoluteFinal2002
395Fernando MargaridaFernando MargaridaLPts: 4x2Copa do MundoU94kgSemi f.2004
431Demian MaiaDemian MaiaLPts: 0x0, PenADCCU88kgSemi f.2005
480Roger GracieRoger GracieLCross chokeWorld Champ.AbsoluteSemi f.2005
516Mike FowlerMike FowlerLToe holdADCCU77kg1/4 final2007
58Guilherme SantosWAdvWorld Champ.U82kg1/4 final1997
59Rony RusticoWAdvWorld Champ.U82kgSemi f.1997
60Nino SchembriNino SchembriWAdvWorld Champ.U82kgFinal1997
72Ze MarcelloWPts: 2x0Super LigaAbsolute1/4 final1998
74Ismael SousaWPts: 13x0Super LigaAbsoluteSemi f.1998
76Leo DallaWPts: 3x0Super LigaAbsoluteFinal1998
94Anderson XavierWPointsWorld Champ.U94kg1/4 final1998
96Murilo BustamanteMurilo BustamanteWAdvWorld Champ.U94kgSemi f.1998
97Fabio GurgelFabio GurgelWAdvOscar de JJSuperfight1998
110Marcelo HertzWAdvWorld Champ.U88kgRd 11999
111Givanildo SantanaWAdvWorld Champ.U88kg1/4 final1999
112Ze MarcelloWAdvWorld Champ.U88kgSemi f.1999
114Roberto RoletaRoberto RoletaWAdvWorld Champ.U88kgFinal1999
142Roberto FerreiraWPointsWorld Champ.U100kgRd 12000
143Adilson LimaWPointsWorld Champ.U100kg1/4 final2000
144Gabriel GonzagaWPointsWorld Champ.U100kgSemi f.2000
145Daniel SimoesDaniel SimoesWPointsWorld Champ.U100kgFinal2000
200Travis LutterTravis LutterWPts: 2x0ADCCU87kgRd 12001
205R. AndersonWSubmissionADCCU87kg1/4 final2001
208Nino SchembriNino SchembriWPenADCCU87kgSemi f.2001
215T. YanoWSubmissionADCCAbsoluteRounds2001
235Roger CoelhoRoger CoelhoWPointsWorld Champ.U88kg1/4 final2001
236Murilo RuppWPointsWorld Champ.U88kgSemi f.2001
241Marcos ShefferWPointsWorld Champ.U88kg1/4 Final2001
242Leandro BorgoWPointsWorld Champ.U88kgSemi f.2001
267Erik WanderleiWPts: 7x0World Champ.U88kgFinal2002
394Fabio NegaoWPointsCopa do MundoU94kg1/4 final2004
424L. PapadopoulisWPts: 3x0ADCCU88kgrd 12005
428Jorge PatinoJorge PatinoWPts: 10x0ADCCU88kg1/4 final2005
433Dennis HallmanWTriangle-armbarADCCU88kg3/4 place2005
514Takefuni HanaiWSubmissionADCCU77kgRd 12007
2207Rodrigo CompridoRodrigo CompridoD---Metamoris 4AbsoluteSuperfight2014

Picture taken by William Burkhardt of BJJPix.

Saulo Ribeiro vs. Edson Diniz

Saulo Ribeiro Highlight


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