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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 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.

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

63 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    39 (62%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    11 (17%)
  • 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
Bow and arrow
13
1
#5AD3D1
Triangle-armbar
13
1
#d1212a
Armbar
13
1
#fad11b
Choke from back
13
1
#f58822
Submission
13
1
#224aba
Choke
13
1
8
(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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Baseball choke
20
1
#86e620
Kneebar
20
1
#5AD3D1
Cross choke
20
1
#d1212a
Toe hold
20
1
#fad11b
Armbar
20
1
5
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Saulo Ribeiro Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
74Roberto RoletaRoberto RoletaLReferee DecisionPan American88KGF1996
78Roberto CorreaRoberto CorreaLPts: 4x2Pan AmericanABSSF1996
80Roberto RoletaRoberto RoletaLArmbarBrasileiro88KGF1996
113Mario SperryMario SperryLPointsWorld Champ.ABSRD21997
312Jeff MonsonLAdvADCC99KGF1999
486Sanae KikutaLPts: 3x0ADCC88KGF2001
517Ricardo AronaRicardo AronaLPts: 2x0ADCCABS1/4F2001
536Fernando MargaridaFernando MargaridaLPts: 2x0World Champ.ABSF2001
551Fernando MargaridaFernando MargaridaLBaseball chokeWorld Champ.88KGF2001
646Marcio CruzMarcio CruzLPts: 2x0World Champ.ABSF2002
743Dean ListerDean ListerLKneebarADCCABS1/4F2003
966Fernando MargaridaFernando MargaridaLPts: 4x2World Cup94KGSF2004
1025Demian MaiaDemian MaiaLPts: 0x0, PenADCC88KGSF2005
1085Ronaldo SouzaRonaldo SouzaLPts: 8x0World Cup88KGSF2005
1099Gabriel NapaoLPts: 5x0World CupO75KG1/4F2005
1150Roger GracieRoger GracieLCross chokeWorld Champ.ABSSF2005
1347Pablo PopovitchPablo PopovitchLPts: 0x0, AdvGQ All Star Pro81KGF2007
1441Mike FowlerMike FowlerLToe holdADCC77KG1/4F2007
1509Romulo BarralRomulo BarralLPts: 6x0World Champ.88KGF2007
1909Fabricio WerdumFabricio WerdumLPointsADCCO99KGSF2009
1911Jeff MonsonLPointsADCCO99KG3RD PLC2009
107Guilherme SantosWAdvWorld Champ.82KG1/4F1997
109Rony RusticoWAdvWorld Champ.82KGSF1997
110Nino SchembriNino SchembriWAdvWorld Champ.82KGF1997
122Ricardo AmericanoWPointsCopa PeleN/ASPF1997
176Ze MarcelloWPts: 2x0Super LigaABS1/4F1998
178Ismael SousaWPts: 13x0Super LigaABSSF1998
180Leo DallaWPts: 3x0Super LigaABSF1998
211Anderson XavierWPointsWorld Champ.94KG1/4F1998
213Murilo BustamanteMurilo BustamanteWAdvWorld Champ.94KGSF1998
214Fabio GurgelFabio GurgelWPts: 2x0World Champ.94KGF1998
231Fabio GurgelFabio GurgelWAdvOscar de JJ94KGSPF1998
262Marcelo HertzWAdvWorld Champ.88KGRD11999
263Givanildo SantanaWAdvWorld Champ.88KG1/4F1999
264Ze MarcelloWAdvWorld Champ.88KGSF1999
266Roberto RoletaRoberto RoletaWAdvWorld Champ.88KGF1999
305Mourat OzovWChokeADCC99KGRD11999
309Vernon WhiteWPts: 16x0ADCC99KG1/4F1999
310Murilo BustamanteMurilo BustamanteWPts: 5x0ADCC99KGSF1999
363Roberto FerreiraWPointsWorld Champ.100KGRD12000
364Adilson LimaWPointsWorld Champ.100KG1/4F2000
365Gabriel GonzagaWPointsWorld Champ.100KGSF2000
366Daniel SimoesDaniel SimoesWPointsWorld Champ.100KGF2000
396Jerry BolanderWPts: 2x0ADCC88KGRD12000
400Dave MenneWMata leaoADCC88KG1/4F2000
402Sasha SavkoWPts: 3x2ADCC88KGSF2000
403Ricardo LiborioRicardo LiborioWPenADCC88KGF2000
476Travis LutterTravis LutterWPts: 2x0ADCC88KGRD12001
481R. AndersonWPointsADCC88KG1/4F2001
484Nino SchembriNino SchembriWPenADCC88KGSF2001
513T. YanoWPts: 11x2ADCCABSRDS2001
547Roger CoelhoRoger CoelhoWPointsWorld Champ.88KG1/4F2001
550Murilo RuppWPointsWorld Champ.88KGSF2001
613Fabio NascimentoWPointsWorld Champ.88KG1/4F2002
614Marcel LouzadoMarcel LouzadoWPts: 4x0World Champ.88KGSF2002
616Erik WanderleiWPts: 7x0World Champ.88KGF2002
632Fabio NascimentoWBow and arrowWorld Champ.ABSRD12002
640Roberto CorreaRoberto CorreaWPts: 4x2World Champ.ABS1/4F2002
644Gabriel GonzagaWPts: 3x0World Champ.ABSSF2002
709Yuki SasakiWPointsADCC88KGRD12003
713Rodrigo CompridoRodrigo CompridoWPts: 2x0ADCC88KG1/4F2003
715David TerrellDavid TerrellWReferee DecisionADCC88KGSF2003
716Ronaldo SouzaRonaldo SouzaWPts: 3x0ADCC88KGF2003
739Jeff MonsonWReferee DecisionADCCABSRD12003
965Fabio NegaoWPointsWorld Cup94KG1/4F2004
1018L. PapadopoulisWPts: 3x0ADCC88KGRD12005
1022Jorge PatinoJorge PatinoWPts: 10x0ADCC88KG1/4F2005
1027Dennis HallmanWTriangle-armbarADCC88KG3PLC2005
1259Jake ShieldsJake ShieldsWPts: 2x1LA Sub-XABSSPF2006
1342Kamal ShalorusWPts: 0x0, AdvGQ All Star Pro81KG1/4F2007
1345Marcel LouzadoMarcel LouzadoWPts: 6x2GQ All Star Pro81KGSF2007
1407Marcelo BragaWArmbarPan American88KG1/4F2007
1408Ailton BarbosaWChoke from backPan American88KGSF2007
1409Cassio WerneckCassio WerneckWPointsPan American88KGF2007
1439Takefuni HanaiWSubmissionADCC77KGRD12007
1506Raphael Abi-RihanRaphael Abi-RihanWPts: 4x0World Champ.88KG1/4F2007
1507Tarsis HumphreysTarsis HumphreysWPts: 2x2, AdvWorld Champ.88KGSemi f2007
1541Edson DinizWMata leaoNoGi Pan Am.88KGSF2007
1542Romulo BarralRomulo BarralWReferee DecisionNoGi Pan Am.88KGF2007
1746Jason BukichWPts: 8x0NoGi Worlds88KG1/4F2008
1749Igor GracieWPts: 7x0NoGi Worlds88KGSF2008
1750Gregor GracieGregor GracieWPts: 3x0NoGi Worlds88KGF2008
1903Kouji KanechikaWPointsADCCO99KGRD12009
1906Romulo BarralRomulo BarralWPointsADCCO99KG1/4F2009
4788Rodrigo CompridoRodrigo CompridoD---Metamoris 4ABSSPF2014

Picture taken by William Burkhardt of BJJPix.

Saulo Ribeiro vs. Edson Diniz

Saulo Ribeiro Highlight

 

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