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
    37 (62%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    11 (18%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    8 (13%)
  • BY DECISION
    2 (3%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    2 (3%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

8 SUBMISSIONS WINS

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Mata leao
25
2
#86e620
Choke
13
1
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Bow and arrow
13
1
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Triangle-armbar
13
1
#fad11b
Armbar
13
1
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Choke from back
13
1
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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
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Baseball choke
20
1
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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
89Roberto RoletaRoberto RoletaLRefree DecisionPan AmericanU88kgFinal1996
93Roberto CorreaRoberto CorreaLPts: 4x2Pan AmericanAbsoluteSemi f.1996
95Roberto RoletaRoberto RoletaLArmbarBrasileiroU88kgFinal1996
115Mario SperryMario SperryLPointsWorld Champ.AbsoluteRd 21997
264Jeff MonsonLAdvADCCU99kgFinal1999
417Sanae KikutaLPts: 3x0ADCCU88kgFinal2001
442Ricardo AronaRicardo AronaLPts: 2x0ADCCAbsolute1/4 final2001
457Fernando MargaridaFernando MargaridaLPts: 2x0World Champ.AbsoluteFinal2001
471Fernando MargaridaFernando MargaridaLBaseball chokeWorld Champ.U88kgFinal2001
532Marcio CruzMarcio CruzLPts: 2x0World Champ.AbsoluteFinal2002
601Dean ListerDean ListerLKneebarADCCAbsolute1/4 final2003
757Fernando MargaridaFernando MargaridaLPts: 4x2World CupU94kgSemi f.2004
795Demian MaiaDemian MaiaLPts: 0x0, PenADCCU88kgSemi f.2005
854Ronaldo SouzaRonaldo SouzaLPts: 8x0World CupU88kgSemi f.2005
868Gabriel NapaoLPts: 5x0World CupO75kg1/4 final2005
910Roger GracieRoger GracieLCross chokeWorld Champ.AbsoluteSemi f.2005
1110Mike FowlerMike FowlerLToe holdADCCU77kg1/4 final2007
1168Romulo BarralRomulo BarralLPts: 6x0World Champ.U88kgFinal2007
1518Fabricio WerdumFabricio WerdumLPointsADCCO99kgSemi-f.2009
106Guilherme SantosWAdvWorld Champ.U82kg1/4 final1997
108Rony RusticoWAdvWorld Champ.U82kgSemi f.1997
109Nino SchembriNino SchembriWAdvWorld Champ.U82kgFinal1997
158Ze MarcelloWPts: 2x0Super LigaAbsolute1/4 final1998
160Ismael SousaWPts: 13x0Super LigaAbsoluteSemi f.1998
162Leo DallaWPts: 3x0Super LigaAbsoluteFinal1998
182Anderson XavierWPointsWorld Champ.U94kg1/4 final1998
184Murilo BustamanteMurilo BustamanteWAdvWorld Champ.U94kgSemi f.1998
185Fabio GurgelFabio GurgelWPts: 2x0World Champ.U94kgFinal1998
191Fabio GurgelFabio GurgelWAdvOscar de JJU94kgSuperfight1998
218Marcelo HertzWAdvWorld Champ.U88kgRd 11999
219Givanildo SantanaWAdvWorld Champ.U88kg1/4 final1999
220Ze MarcelloWAdvWorld Champ.U88kgSemi f.1999
222Roberto RoletaRoberto RoletaWAdvWorld Champ.U88kgFinal1999
257Mourat OzovWChokeADCCU99kgRd 11999
261Vernon WhiteWPts: 16x0ADCCU99kg1/4 final1999
262Murilo BustamanteMurilo BustamanteWPts: 5x0ADCCU99kgSemi f.1999
299Roberto FerreiraWPointsWorld Champ.U100kgRd 12000
300Adilson LimaWPointsWorld Champ.U100kg1/4 final2000
301Gabriel GonzagaWPointsWorld Champ.U100kgSemi f.2000
302Daniel SimoesDaniel SimoesWPointsWorld Champ.U100kgFinal2000
332Jerry BolanderWPts: 2x0ADCCU88kgRd 12000
336Dave MenneWMata leaoADCCU88kg1/4 final2000
338Sasha SavkoWPts: 3x2ADCCU88kgSemi f.2000
339Ricardo LiborioRicardo LiborioWPenADCCU88kgFinal2000
407Travis LutterTravis LutterWPts: 2x0ADCCU88kgRd 12001
412R. AndersonWPointsADCCU88kg1/4 final2001
415Nino SchembriNino SchembriWPenADCCU88kgSemi f.2001
438T. YanoWPts: 11x2ADCCAbsoluteRounds2001
455Marcio CruzMarcio CruzWPointsWorld Champ.AbsoluteSemi f.2001
467Roger CoelhoRoger CoelhoWPointsWorld Champ.U88kg1/4 final2001
468Marcos ShefferWPointsWorld Champ.U88kg1/4 Final2001
469Leandro BorgoWPointsWorld Champ.U88kgSemi f.2001
470Murilo RuppWPointsWorld Champ.U88kgSemi f.2001
515Roberto CorreaRoberto CorreaWPts: 2x2, AdvWorld Champ.U88kgRd 12002
516Fabio NascimentoWBow and arrowWorld Champ.U88kg1/4 final2002
517Erik WanderleiWPts: 7x0World Champ.U88kgFinal2002
567Yuki SasakiWPointsADCCU88kgRd 12003
571Rodrigo CompridoRodrigo CompridoWPts: 2x0ADCCU88kg1/4 final2003
573David TerrelWPts: 2x0ADCCU88kgSemi f.2003
574Ronaldo SouzaRonaldo SouzaWPts: 3x0ADCCU88kgFinal2003
597Jeff MonsonWRefree DecisionADCCAbsoluteRd 12003
756Fabio NegaoWPointsWorld CupU94kg1/4 final2004
788L. PapadopoulisWPts: 3x0ADCCU88kgrd 12005
792Jorge PatinoJorge PatinoWPts: 10x0ADCCU88kg1/4 final2005
797Dennis HallmanWTriangle-armbarADCCU88kg3/4 place2005
985Jake ShieldsJake ShieldsWPts: 2x1LA Sub-XAbsoluteSuperfight2006
1076Marcelo BragaWArmbarPan AmericanU88kg1/4 final2007
1077Ailton BarbosaWChoke from backPan AmericanU88kgSemi f.2007
1078Cassio WerneckCassio WerneckWPointsPan AmericanU88kgFinal2007
1108Takefuni HanaiWSubmissionADCCU77kgRd 12007
1165Raphael Abi-RihanRaphael Abi-RihanWPts: 4x0World Champ.U88kg1/4 final2007
1166Tarsis HumphreysTarsis HumphreysWPts: 2x2, AdvWorld Champ.U88kgSemi f2007
1200Edson DinizWMata leaoNoGi Pan Am.U88kgSemi f.2007
1201Romulo BarralRomulo BarralWRefree DecisionNoGi Pan Am.U88kgFinal2007
1404Jason BukichWPts: 8x0NoGi WorldsU88kg1/4 final2008
1407Igor GracieWPts: 7x0NoGi WorldsU88kgSemi f.2008
1408Gregor GracieGregor GracieWPts: 3x0NoGi WorldsU88kgFinal2008
1512Kouji KanechikaWPointsADCCO99kgRd 12009
1515Romulo BarralRomulo BarralWPointsADCCO99kg1/4 final2009
3969Rodrigo CompridoRodrigo CompridoD---Metamoris 4AbsoluteSuperfight2014

Picture taken by William Burkhardt of BJJPix.

Saulo Ribeiro vs. Edson Diniz

Saulo Ribeiro Highlight

 

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