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 Fight Stats

1 by sub
26 by Points (58%)
10 by Advantages (22%)
1 by Penalties (2%)
7 by Submission (16%)
1 by Decision (2%)
0 by Disqualified (0%)
1 by Armbar (14%)
1 by Bow and arrow (14%)
Bow and arrow
4 by Submission (57%)
1 by Triangle-armbar (14%)
11 by Points (61.11%)
0 by Advantages (0%)
1 by Penalties (6%)
5 by Submission (27.78%)
1 by Decision (5.56%)
0 by Disqualified (0%)
1 by Armbar (20%)
1 by Baseball choke (20%)
Baseball choke
1 by Cross choke (20%)
Cross choke
1 by Kneebar (20%)
1 by Toe hold (20%)
Toe hold

Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
68Roberto RoletaRoberto RoletaLRefree DecisionPan AmericanU88kgFinal1996
72Roberto CorreaRoberto CorreaLPts: 4x2Pan AmericanAbsoluteSemi f.1996
74Roberto RoletaRoberto RoletaLArmbarBrasileiroU88kgFinal1996
94Mario SperryMario SperryLPointsWorld Champ.AbsoluteRd 21997
223Jeff MonsonLPointsADCCU99kgFinal1999
375Sanae KikutaLPts: 3x0ADCCU88kgFinal2001
384Ricardo AronaRicardo AronaLPts: 2x0ADCCAbsolute1/4 final2001
394Fernando MargaridaFernando MargaridaLPts: 2x0World Champ.AbsoluteFinal2001
408Fernando MargaridaFernando MargaridaLBaseball chokeWorld Champ.U88kgFinal2001
468Marcio CruzMarcio CruzLPts: 2x0World Champ.AbsoluteFinal2002
508Dean ListerDean ListerLKneebarADCCAbsolute1/4 final2003
652Fernando MargaridaFernando MargaridaLPts: 4x2World CupU94kgSemi f.2004
686Demian MaiaDemian MaiaLPts: 0x0, PenADCCU88kgSemi f.2005
745Ronaldo SouzaRonaldo SouzaLPts: 8x0World CupU88kgSemi f.2005
759Gabriel NapaoLPts: 5x0World CupO75kg1/4 final2005
801Roger GracieRoger GracieLCross chokeWorld Champ.AbsoluteSemi f.2005
881Mike FowlerMike FowlerLToe holdADCCU77kg1/4 final2007
1052Fabricio WerdumFabricio WerdumLPointsADCCO99kgSemi-f.2009
85Guilherme SantosWAdvWorld Champ.U82kg1/4 final1997
87Rony RusticoWAdvWorld Champ.U82kgSemi f.1997
88Nino SchembriNino SchembriWAdvWorld Champ.U82kgFinal1997
136Ze MarcelloWPts: 2x0Super LigaAbsolute1/4 final1998
138Ismael SousaWPts: 13x0Super LigaAbsoluteSemi f.1998
140Leo DallaWPts: 3x0Super LigaAbsoluteFinal1998
159Anderson XavierWPointsWorld Champ.U94kg1/4 final1998
161Murilo BustamanteMurilo BustamanteWAdvWorld Champ.U94kgSemi f.1998
162Fabio GurgelFabio GurgelWPts: 2x0World Champ.U94kgFinal1998
168Fabio GurgelFabio GurgelWAdvOscar de JJU94kgSuperfight1998
177Marcelo HertzWAdvWorld Champ.U88kgRd 11999
178Givanildo SantanaWAdvWorld Champ.U88kg1/4 final1999
179Ze MarcelloWAdvWorld Champ.U88kgSemi f.1999
181Roberto RoletaRoberto RoletaWAdvWorld Champ.U88kgFinal1999
216Mourat OzovWSubmissionADCCU99kgRd 11999
220Vernon WhiteWPointsADCCU99kg1/4 final1999
221Murilo BustamanteMurilo BustamanteWPointsADCCU99kgSemi f.1999
257Roberto FerreiraWPointsWorld Champ.U100kgRd 12000
258Adilson LimaWPointsWorld Champ.U100kg1/4 final2000
259Gabriel GonzagaWPointsWorld Champ.U100kgSemi f.2000
260Daniel SimoesDaniel SimoesWPointsWorld Champ.U100kgFinal2000
289Jerry BolanderWPointsADCCU88kgRd 12000
293Dave MenneWSubmissionADCCU88kg1/4 final2000
295Sasha SavkoWPointsADCCU88kgSemi f.2000
296Ricardo LiborioRicardo LiborioWPointsADCCU88kgFinal2000
365Travis LutterTravis LutterWPts: 2x0ADCCU88kgRd 12001
370R. AndersonWArmbarADCCU88kg1/4 final2001
373Nino SchembriNino SchembriWPenADCCU88kgSemi f.2001
380T. YanoWSubmissionADCCAbsoluteRounds2001
404Roger CoelhoRoger CoelhoWPointsWorld Champ.U88kg1/4 final2001
405Marcos ShefferWPointsWorld Champ.U88kg1/4 Final2001
406Leandro BorgoWPointsWorld Champ.U88kgSemi f.2001
407Murilo RuppWPointsWorld Champ.U88kgSemi f.2001
451Roberto CorreaRoberto CorreaWPts: 2x2, AdvWorld Champ.U88kgRd 12002
452Fabio NascimentoWBow and arrowWorld Champ.U88kg1/4 final2002
453Erik WanderleiWPts: 7x0World Champ.U88kgFinal2002
504Jeff MonsonWRefree DecisionADCCAbsoluteRd 12003
651Fabio NegaoWPointsWorld CupU94kg1/4 final2004
679L. PapadopoulisWPts: 3x0ADCCU88kgrd 12005
683Jorge PatinoJorge PatinoWPts: 10x0ADCCU88kg1/4 final2005
688Dennis HallmanWTriangle-armbarADCCU88kg3/4 place2005
839Jake ShieldsJake ShieldsWPts: 2x1LA Sub-XAbsoluteSuperfight2006
879Takefuni HanaiWSubmissionADCCU77kgRd 12007
1046Kouji KanechikaWPointsADCCO99kgRd 12009
1049Romulo BarralRomulo BarralWPointsADCCO99kg1/4 final2009
3105Rodrigo CompridoRodrigo CompridoD---Metamoris 4AbsoluteSuperfight2014

Picture taken by William Burkhardt of BJJPix.

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