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

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
20 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    11 (55%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    2 (10%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    5 (25%)
  • 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
75Roberto RoletaRoberto RoletaLReferee DecisionPan American88KGF1996
79Roberto CorreaRoberto CorreaLPts: 4x2Pan AmericanABSSF1996
97Roberto RoletaRoberto RoletaLArmbarBrasileiro88KGF1996
114Mario SperryMario SperryLPointsWorld Champ.ABSRD21997
297Jeff MonsonLAdvADCC99KGF1999
451Sanae KikutaLPts: 3x0ADCC88KGF2001
476Ricardo AronaRicardo AronaLPts: 2x0ADCCABS1/4F2001
495Fernando MargaridaFernando MargaridaLPts: 2x0World Champ.ABSF2001
509Fernando MargaridaFernando MargaridaLBaseball chokeWorld Champ.88KGF2001
601Marcio CruzMarcio CruzLPts: 2x0World Champ.ABSF2002
697Dean ListerDean ListerLKneebarADCCABS1/4F2003
895Fernando MargaridaFernando MargaridaLPts: 4x2World Cup94KGSF2004
953Demian MaiaDemian MaiaLPts: 0x0, PenADCC88KGSF2005
1013Ronaldo SouzaRonaldo SouzaLPts: 8x0World Cup88KGSF2005
1027Gabriel NapaoLPts: 5x0World CupO75KG1/4F2005
1078Roger GracieRoger GracieLCross chokeWorld Champ.ABSSF2005
1270Pablo PopovitchPablo PopovitchLPts: 0x0, AdvGQ All Star Pro81KGF2007
1364Mike FowlerMike FowlerLToe holdADCC77KG1/4F2007
1422Romulo BarralRomulo BarralLPts: 6x0World Champ.88KGF2007
1818Fabricio WerdumFabricio WerdumLPointsADCCO99KGSF2009
108Guilherme SantosWAdvWorld Champ.82KG1/4F1997
110Rony RusticoWAdvWorld Champ.82KGSF1997
111Nino SchembriNino SchembriWAdvWorld Champ.82KGF1997
123Ricardo AmericanoWPointsCopa PeleN/ASUPERF1997
162Ze MarcelloWPts: 2x0Super LigaABS1/4F1998
164Ismael SousaWPts: 13x0Super LigaABSSF1998
166Leo DallaWPts: 3x0Super LigaABSF1998
197Anderson XavierWPointsWorld Champ.94KG1/4F1998
199Murilo BustamanteMurilo BustamanteWAdvWorld Champ.94KGSF1998
200Fabio GurgelFabio GurgelWPts: 2x0World Champ.94KGF1998
217Fabio GurgelFabio GurgelWAdvOscar de JJ94KGSUPERF1998
247Marcelo HertzWAdvWorld Champ.88KGRD11999
248Givanildo SantanaWAdvWorld Champ.88KG1/4F1999
249Ze MarcelloWAdvWorld Champ.88KGSF1999
251Roberto RoletaRoberto RoletaWAdvWorld Champ.88KGF1999
290Mourat OzovWChokeADCC99KGRD11999
294Vernon WhiteWPts: 16x0ADCC99KG1/4F1999
295Murilo BustamanteMurilo BustamanteWPts: 5x0ADCC99KGSF1999
332Roberto FerreiraWPointsWorld Champ.100KGRD12000
333Adilson LimaWPointsWorld Champ.100KG1/4F2000
334Gabriel GonzagaWPointsWorld Champ.100KGSF2000
335Daniel SimoesDaniel SimoesWPointsWorld Champ.100KGF2000
365Jerry BolanderWPts: 2x0ADCC88KGRD12000
369Dave MenneWMata leaoADCC88KG1/4F2000
371Sasha SavkoWPts: 3x2ADCC88KGSF2000
372Ricardo LiborioRicardo LiborioWPenADCC88KGF2000
441Travis LutterTravis LutterWPts: 2x0ADCC88KGRD12001
446R. AndersonWPointsADCC88KG1/4F2001
449Nino SchembriNino SchembriWPenADCC88KGSF2001
472T. YanoWPts: 11x2ADCCABSRDS2001
505Roger CoelhoRoger CoelhoWPointsWorld Champ.88KG1/4F2001
508Murilo RuppWPointsWorld Champ.88KGSF2001
568Fabio NascimentoWPointsWorld Champ.88KG1/4F2002
569Marcel LouzadoMarcel LouzadoWPts: 4x0World Champ.88KGSF2002
571Erik WanderleiWPts: 7x0World Champ.88KGF2002
587Fabio NascimentoWBow and arrowWorld Champ.ABSRD12002
595Roberto CorreaRoberto CorreaWPts: 4x2World Champ.ABS1/4F2002
599Gabriel GonzagaWPts: 3x0World Champ.ABSSF2002
663Yuki SasakiWPointsADCC88KGRD12003
667Rodrigo CompridoRodrigo CompridoWPts: 2x0ADCC88KG1/4F2003
669David TerrellDavid TerrellWReferee DecisionADCC88KGSF2003
670Ronaldo SouzaRonaldo SouzaWPts: 3x0ADCC88KGF2003
693Jeff MonsonWReferee DecisionADCCABSRD12003
894Fabio NegaoWPointsWorld Cup94KG1/4F2004
946L. PapadopoulisWPts: 3x0ADCC88KGRD12005
950Jorge PatinoJorge PatinoWPts: 10x0ADCC88KG1/4F2005
955Dennis HallmanWTriangle-armbarADCC88KG3PLC2005
1187Jake ShieldsJake ShieldsWPts: 2x1LA Sub-XABSSUPERF2006
1265Kamal ShalorusWPts: 0x0, AdvGQ All Star Pro81KG1/4F2007
1268Marcel LouzadoMarcel LouzadoWPts: 6x2GQ All Star Pro81KGSF2007
1330Marcelo BragaWArmbarPan American88KG1/4F2007
1331Ailton BarbosaWChoke from backPan American88KGSF2007
1332Cassio WerneckCassio WerneckWPointsPan American88KGF2007
1362Takefuni HanaiWSubmissionADCC77KGRD12007
1419Raphael Abi-RihanRaphael Abi-RihanWPts: 4x0World Champ.88KG1/4F2007
1420Tarsis HumphreysTarsis HumphreysWPts: 2x2, AdvWorld Champ.88KGSemi f2007
1454Edson DinizWMata leaoNoGi Pan Am.88KGSF2007
1455Romulo BarralRomulo BarralWReferee DecisionNoGi Pan Am.88KGF2007
1656Jason BukichWPts: 8x0NoGi Worlds88KG1/4F2008
1659Igor GracieWPts: 7x0NoGi Worlds88KGSF2008
1660Gregor GracieGregor GracieWPts: 3x0NoGi Worlds88KGF2008
1812Kouji KanechikaWPointsADCCO99KGRD12009
1815Romulo BarralRomulo BarralWPointsADCCO99KG1/4F2009
4428Rodrigo CompridoRodrigo CompridoD---Metamoris 4ABSSUPERF2014

Picture taken by William Burkhardt of BJJPix.

Saulo Ribeiro vs. Edson Diniz

Saulo Ribeiro Highlight

 

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