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 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

#214eb8
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
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
#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
74Roberto RoletaRoberto RoletaLReferee DecisionPan American88KGF1996
78Roberto CorreaRoberto CorreaLPts: 4x2Pan AmericanABSSF1996
80Roberto RoletaRoberto RoletaLArmbarBrasileiro88KGF1996
113Mario SperryMario SperryLPointsWorld Champ.ABSR21997
314Jeff MonsonLAdvADCC99KGF1999
497Sanae KikutaLPts: 3x0ADCC88KGF2001
530Ricardo AronaRicardo AronaLPts: 2x0ADCCABS1/4F2001
549Fernando MargaridaFernando MargaridaLPts: 2x0World Champ.ABSF2001
564Fernando MargaridaFernando MargaridaLBaseball chokeWorld Champ.88KGF2001
659Marcio CruzMarcio CruzLPts: 2x0World Champ.ABSF2002
756Dean ListerDean ListerLKneebarADCCABS1/4F2003
1009Fernando MargaridaFernando MargaridaLPts: 4x2World Cup94KGSF2004
1068Demian MaiaDemian MaiaLPts: 0x0, PenADCC88KGSF2005
1129Ronaldo SouzaRonaldo SouzaLPts: 8x0World Cup88KGSF2005
1143Gabriel NapaoLPts: 5x0World CupO75KG1/4F2005
1195Roger GracieRoger GracieLCross chokeWorld Champ.ABSSF2005
1430Pablo PopovitchPablo PopovitchLPts: 0x0, AdvGQ All Star Pro81KGF2007
1526Mike FowlerMike FowlerLToe holdADCC77KG1/4F2007
1594Romulo BarralRomulo BarralLPts: 6x0World Champ.88KGF2007
2069Fabricio WerdumFabricio WerdumLPointsADCCO99KGSF2009
2071Jeff MonsonLPointsADCCO99KG3RD PLC2009
107Guilherme SantosWAdvWorld Champ.82KG1/4F1997
109Rony RusticoWAdvWorld Champ.82KGSF1997
110Nino SchembriNino SchembriWAdvWorld Champ.82KGF1997
122Ricardo AmericanoWPointsCopa PeleN/ASPF1997
177Ze MarcelloWPts: 2x0Super LigaABS1/4F1998
179Ismael SousaWPts: 13x0Super LigaABSSF1998
181Leo DallaWPts: 3x0Super LigaABSF1998
212Anderson XavierWPointsWorld Champ.94KG1/4F1998
214Murilo BustamanteMurilo BustamanteWAdvWorld Champ.94KGSF1998
215Fabio GurgelFabio GurgelWPts: 2x0World Champ.94KGF1998
233Fabio GurgelFabio GurgelWAdvOscar de JJ94KGSPF1998
264Marcelo HertzWAdvWorld Champ.88KGR11999
265Givanildo SantanaGivanildo SantanaWAdvWorld Champ.88KG1/4F1999
266Ze MarcelloWAdvWorld Champ.88KGSF1999
268Roberto RoletaRoberto RoletaWAdvWorld Champ.88KGF1999
307Mourat OzovWChokeADCC99KGR11999
311Vernon WhiteWPts: 16x0ADCC99KG1/4F1999
312Murilo BustamanteMurilo BustamanteWPts: 5x0ADCC99KGSF1999
369Roberto FerreiraWPointsWorld Champ.100KGR12000
370Adilson LimaWPointsWorld Champ.100KG1/4F2000
371Gabriel GonzagaWPointsWorld Champ.100KGSF2000
372Daniel SimoesDaniel SimoesWPointsWorld Champ.100KGF2000
402Jerry BolanderWPts: 2x0ADCC88KGR12000
406Dave MenneWMata leaoADCC88KG1/4F2000
408Sasha SavkoWPts: 3x2ADCC88KGSF2000
409Ricardo LiborioRicardo LiborioWPenADCC88KGF2000
487Travis LutterTravis LutterWPts: 2x0ADCC88KGR12001
492R. AndersonWPointsADCC88KG1/4F2001
495Nino SchembriNino SchembriWPenADCC88KGSF2001
526T. YanoWPts: 11x2ADCCABSR12001
560Roger CoelhoRoger CoelhoWPointsWorld Champ.88KG1/4F2001
563Murilo RuppWPointsWorld Champ.88KGSF2001
626Fabio NascimentoWPointsWorld Champ.88KG1/4F2002
627Marcel LouzadoMarcel LouzadoWPts: 4x0World Champ.88KGSF2002
629Erik WanderleiWPts: 7x0World Champ.88KGF2002
645Fabio NascimentoWBow and arrowWorld Champ.ABSR12002
653Roberto CorreaRoberto CorreaWPts: 4x2World Champ.ABS1/4F2002
657Gabriel GonzagaWPts: 3x0World Champ.ABSSF2002
722Yuki SasakiWPointsADCC88KGR12003
726Rodrigo CompridoRodrigo CompridoWPts: 2x0ADCC88KG1/4F2003
728David TerrellDavid TerrellWReferee DecisionADCC88KGSF2003
729Ronaldo SouzaRonaldo SouzaWPts: 3x0ADCC88KGF2003
752Jeff MonsonWReferee DecisionADCCABSR12003
1008Fabio NascimentoWPointsWorld Cup94KG1/4F2004
1061L. PapadopoulisWPts: 3x0ADCC88KGR12005
1065Jorge PatinoJorge PatinoWPts: 10x0ADCC88KG1/4F2005
1070Dennis HallmanWTriangle-armbarADCC88KG3PLC2005
1342Jake ShieldsJake ShieldsWPts: 2x1LA Sub-XABSSPF2006
1425Kamal ShalorusWPts: 0x0, AdvGQ All Star Pro81KG1/4F2007
1428Marcel LouzadoMarcel LouzadoWPts: 6x2GQ All Star Pro81KGSF2007
1490Marcelo BragaWArmbarPan American88KG1/4F2007
1491Ailton BarbosaWChoke from backPan American88KGSF2007
1492Cassio WerneckCassio WerneckWPointsPan American88KGF2007
1524Takefuni HanaiWSubmissionADCC77KGR12007
1591Raphael Abi-RihanRaphael Abi-RihanWPts: 4x0World Champ.88KG1/4F2007
1592Tarsis HumphreysTarsis HumphreysWPts: 2x2, AdvWorld Champ.88KGSemi f2007
1626Edson DinizWMata leaoNoGi Pan Am.88KGSF2007
1627Romulo BarralRomulo BarralWReferee DecisionNoGi Pan Am.88KGF2007
1831Jason BukichWPts: 8x0NoGi Worlds88KG1/4F2008
1834Igor GracieWPts: 7x0NoGi Worlds88KGSF2008
1835Gregor GracieGregor GracieWPts: 3x0NoGi Worlds88KGF2008
2063Kouji KanechikaWPointsADCCO99KGR12009
2066Romulo BarralRomulo BarralWPointsADCCO99KG1/4F2009
5242Rodrigo CompridoRodrigo CompridoD---Metamoris 4ABSSPF2014

Picture taken by William Burkhardt of BJJPix.

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