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Diego Ramalho

Diego Ramalho

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Diego Ramalho, often referenced as Diego “Sem Noção” is a Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt under José Olímpio (also known as Zé Radiola), being also a big reference inside the ZR Team. One of the most talented medium heavyweights (195.0 lbs) of his generation, Ramalho conquered numerous medals in the top grappling tournaments in the sport, doing so in both gi and no-gi.

Diego Ramalho Jiu Jitsu

Full Name: Diego Dias Ramalho

Nickname: Diego is known as “Sem Noção”, which is a Portuguese slang word that stands for “Clueless” or “Mindless”. The name started right when Ramalho was very young, thanks to his behavior at the gym – often harassing and pushing the boundaries with the adult athletes. This nickname was further reiterated as Ramalho became older, due to his brute attitude on the mats – particularly when anyone would get to his side control. A behavior that more than often led to elbows and knees to his training partner’s faces when trying to escape, rather than focusing on a more technical approach.

Lineage: Mitsuyo Maeda > Carlos Gracie > Helio GracieCarlos Gracie Jr > José Olimpio > Diego Ramalho

Main Achievements:

  • 1st Place CBJJ Brazilian Nationals No-Gi (2016)
  • 1st Place UAEJJF Grand Slam, TYO (2018)
  • 1st Place UAEJJF Grand Slam, ABDB (2019)
  • 1st Place UAEJJF Grand Slam, MSK (2019)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Houston Open (2017)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Munich Open (2016**)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Munich Open No-Gi (2016**)
  • 1st Place IBJJF London Winter Open (2016)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Rio Summer Open (2016)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Rio Summer Open No-Gi (2016)
  • 2nd Place UAEJJF Grand Slam Rio de Janeiro (2018)
  • 3rd Place UAEJJF Abu Dhabi Pro (2019)

Main Achievements (Colored Belts):

  • 1st Place CBJJ Brazilian Nationals No-Gi (2015/2014** brown)
  • 1st Place CBJJ Brazilian Nationals (2013 purple, 2012/2011 blue)
  • 1st Place IBJJF European Open Juvenile (2010 blue)
  • 2nd Place CBJJ Brazilian Nationals (2015 brown)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF European Open (2014** purple)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF World Championship (2011 blue)

Favorite Position/Technique: Straight-Ankle Lock

Weight Division: Meio-Pesado (88,30 kg / 195.0 lbs)

Team/Association: ZR Team

Diego Ramalho Biography

Diego Ramalho was born on March 23, 1993, in Cabo de Santo Agostinho, growing up in Jaboatão dos Guararapes. Both cities close by Recife, state of Pernambuco, Brazil.

The introduction to martial arts took place at the age of 10 through judo, a sport he decided to start after losing a couple of street fights against two boys who already trained. He trained at the Associação Falcon de Judô, just a few meters removed from the house where he grew up, reaching the purple belt under coach Adiael Amorim “Deda”.

Not long after he started judo, Ramalho added jiu-jitsu to his training routine. This was thanks to his brother’s interest in grappling at the time, which led both to join Zé Radiola‘s famous BJJ academy in Pernambuco.

Guided by Radiola Diego became one of the rising athletes in the region, conquering numerous state, inter-state and national level titles while remaining undefeated in no-gi competitions. His success on the mats drove him to the conclusion that he wanted to become a professional jiu-jitsu athlete at the age of 17. At the time Ramalho was already sponsored by the government through the “Bolsa Atleta” fund but was struggling to reconcile both academic lives with his sporting career. Although many believed his family wouldn’t support his decision to become a pro athlete, his father totally backed Diego’s resolution. In fact, his family became so embedded in the sport after this decision, his dad decided to start a gi brand (Senor).

During his brown belt run in jiu-jitsu’s international circuit, Diego Ramalho conquered numerous medals, becoming known as one of the rising stars of the sport. His impressive list of accolades led to his black belt promotion on December 13, 2015.

Diego Ramalho Grappling Record

116 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    46 (40%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    20 (17%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    40 (34%)
  • BY DECISION
    7 (6%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    2 (2%)

40 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Botinha
65
26
#86e620
Toe hold
8
3
#5AD3D1
Submission
8
3
#d1212a
Footlock
3
1
#fad11b
Ezekiel
3
1
#f58822
Choke
3
1
#224aba
Kimura
3
1
#ff9124
Kneebar
3
1
#bf1f6c
Bow and arrow
3
1
#22c9a5
Clock choke
3
1
#fad223
Baseball choke
3
1
40
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
38 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    13 (34%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    5 (13%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    14 (37%)
  • BY DECISION
    6 (16%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

14 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
Kneebar
14
2
#86e620
Bow and arrow
7
1
#5AD3D1
Triangle
7
1
#d1212a
Wristlock
7
1
#fad11b
Choke from back
7
1
#f58822
Baratoplata
7
1
#224aba
Guillotine
7
1
#ff9124
50/50 armbar
7
1
#bf1f6c
RNC
7
1
#22c9a5
Ezekiel
7
1
#fad223
North south choke
7
1
#03861f
Submission
7
1
#039a1f
Armbar
7
1
14
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Diego Ramalho Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
9076Lucio RodriguesLucio RodriguesLPointsLondon W. OpenABSSF2016
9247Matheus DinizMatheus DinizLPts: 13x0Pan American88KGR12016
9712Patrick GaudioPatrick GaudioLTriangleBrasileiro88KG4F2016
9765Renato CardosoRenato CardosoLWristlockBrasileiroABS4F2016
11965R. EvangelistaR. EvangelistaLReferee DecisionPan AmericanABSR12017
12094Renato CardosoRenato CardosoLKneebarPan American88KG4F2017
12268Nick CalvaneseNick CalvaneseLChoke from backNY Spring Open88KGF2017
12726Andris BrunovskisAndris BrunovskisLBaratoplataLas Vegas Open82KGF2017
12818Piter FrankLKneebarSan Diego Open82KG4F2017
12988Victor SilverioVictor SilverioLPts: 2x2, AdvWorld Champ.82KGR12017
13167Lucas BarbosaLucas BarbosaLPts: 0x0, AdvAmerican NG Nats85KGSF2017
13185Josh HingerJosh HingerLGuillotineAmerican NG NatsABSF2017
13512K. DuarteLPts: 2x0JJ Net OpenABSSF2017
13669Victor SilverioVictor SilverioLPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam LA85KGF2017
13866Jonathan SatavaJonathan SatavaLPts: 4x0No Gi Pan Am.85KGSF2017
13878Jackson SousaJackson SousaLPts: 4x0No Gi Pan Am.ABSF2017
14092Nick SchrockNick SchrockLPointsSJJIF Worlds94KGSF2017
14098Erberth SantosErberth SantosL50/50 armbarSJJIF WorldsABS4F2017
14520Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusLRNCNoGi Worlds85KGSF2017
14797Breno BittencourtBreno BittencourtLPts: 8x6Los Angeles Open82KGSF2018
14816Gustavo BatistaGustavo BatistaLPts: 16x0Los Angeles OpenABSF2018
14930Lucas ValenteLucas ValenteLReferee DecisionHouston Open82KGF2018
15192Otavio SousaOtavio SousaLEzekielPan American82KG8F2018
15779Renato CanutoRenato CanutoLPointsMarianas Open81KG4F2018
16137Gustavo BatistaGustavo BatistaLReferee DecisionACB North AmericaABSF2018
16138Gustavo BatistaGustavo BatistaLReferee DecisionACB North AmericaABS3RD2018
16283Isaque BahienseIsaque BahienseLNorth south chokeWorld Champ.82KGR22018
16554Leonardo LaraLeonardo LaraLPts: 2x0ACBJJ World75KG4F2018
16859Sandro VieiraLReferee DecisionACBJJ Poland85KGF2018
16867Sergio RiosSergio RiosLSubmissionACBJJ PolandABS4F2018
17287Manuel RibamarManuel RibamarLReferee DecisionGrand Slam LA85KGSF2018
17957Isaque BahienseIsaque BahienseLPts: 11x0Grand Slam RJ85KGF2018
18459Manuel RibamarManuel RibamarLArmbarKing of Mats II85KGRR2019
18462DJ JacksonDJ JacksonLPts: 0x0, AdvKing of Mats II85KGRR2019
18463Isaque BahienseIsaque BahienseLBow and arrowKing of Mats II85KGRR2019
18991Pedro RamalhoPedro RamalhoLPts: 6x0Grand Slam LDN77KG4F2019
18997Pedro RamalhoPedro RamalhoLPts: 2x2, AdvGrand Slam LDN77KG3RD2019
19618Tommy LangakerTommy LangakerLPts: 4x0World Pro77KG4F2019
9024Marko JokmanovicWBotinhaMunich Open88KGF2016
9025Tsuyoshi TamakiWBotinhaMunich OpenABS4F2016
9026Karim KhalifaWPointsMunich OpenABSSF2016
9027Vinicius NascimentoWAdvMunich OpenABSF2016
9029Mladen JokmanovicWBotinhaMunich No-Gi85KGF2016
9030Haim GozaliWBotinhaMunich No-GiABSSF2016
9031Vinicius NascimentoWBotinhaMunich No-GiABSF2016
9069Marcos FilhoWBotinhaLondon W. Open88KGSF2016
9070Santeri LiliusWPointsLondon W. Open88KGF2016
9075Sandro VieiraWPointsLondon W. OpenABS4F2016
9111Matheus SouzaWAdvRio Summer Open88KG4F2016
9113Pedro PeresWBotinhaRio Summer Open88KGSF2016
9115Paulo LedesmaWFootlockRio Summer Open88KGF2016
9130Diogo AlmeidaDiogo AlmeidaWPointsRio S. No-Gi Open85KGSF2016
9131Marcos AlvesWBotinhaRio S. No-Gi Open85KGF2016
9339Romario TeodoroWAdvPernambucano88KGF2016
9703Anderson LiraWPointsBrasileiro88KGR12016
9707Ludi GoulartWDQBrasileiro88KG8F2016
9746Diogo AlmeidaDiogo AlmeidaWPointsBrasileiroABSRD2016
9755Igor SchneiderIgor SchneiderWAdvBrasileiroABS8F2016
9769Fabio BolinhoWBotinhaCopa Heroes89KG4F2016
9770ArmandoWBotinhaCopa Heroes89KGSF2016
9771Leandro TeodoroWPointsPernambucano88KGSF2016
9772Alysson BrunoWPointsNordeste Open88KG4F2016
9773Italo GoncalvesWPointsNordeste Open88KGSF2016
9774Alvaro FontesWAdvNordeste Open88KGF2016
9775Pedro HenriqueWEzekielNordeste OpenABSR12016
9776Italo RamonWInjuryNordeste OpenABS4F2016
9777Rafael AladinWToe holdSandro Melo Cup90KGSF2016
9778Edcarlos BeijaminWToe holdSandro Melo Cup90KGF2016
9779UnknownWAdvSandro Melo CupABS4F2016
9780UnknownWBotinhaSandro Melo CupABSSF2016
9781Jackson GoncalvesWBotinhaSandro Melo CupABSF2016
10772Ruan OliveiraRuan OliveiraWPointsBrasileiro NoGi85KGSF2016
10787Silvano DiasWChokeCopa RN88KGF2016
10788Nilson CarvalhoWKimuraCopa RNO77KG4F2016
10789Nilson CarvalhoWBotinhaCopa RNABS8F2016
10790Herico HesleyWAdvCopa RNABSSF2016
10791Ivaldo NatalWPointsPernambucano NGABSF2016
11315Vinny MoraisWBotinhaNABJJF LA Open86KGF2017
11316Vinny MoraisWBotinhaNABJJF LA OpenABSF2017
11743Jose PortilloWBotinhaHouston Open88KGSF2017
11744Inacio NetoInacio NetoWBotinhaHouston Open88KGF2017
12089Esdras BarbosaWPts: 6x2Pan American88KG8F2017
12265Vinicius CanabarroWBotinhaNY Spring Open88KG4F2017
12267Horlando MonteiroHorlando MonteiroWPts: 6x4NY Spring Open88KGSF2017
12285Jarod LawtonWPts: 2x0NY Spring No-Gi83KGSF2017
12286Samir AbdolkaderWPts: 2x0NY Spring No-Gi83KGF2017
12725Marcelo MafraMarcelo MafraWPts: 0x0, AdvLas Vegas Open82KGSF2017
13166Cleves MatosWPts: 4x2American NG Nats85KG4F2017
13177Joseph MokuWPts: 2x0American NG NatsABSR12017
13182Dany GerardDany GerardWPts: 6x4American NG NatsABS4F2017
13184Daniel HamptonWAdvAmerican NG NatsABSSF2017
13510Aarion BrownWKneebarJJ Net OpenABSR12017
13511D. VazquezWPts: 2x0JJ Net OpenABS4F2017
13662Gabriel ProcopioWPts: 8x8, AdvGrand Slam LA85KGR12017
13665Steven SilvaWPts: 3x0Grand Slam LA85KG4F2017
13667Otavio SousaOtavio SousaWPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam LA85KGSF2017
13862Brian BeauryBrian BeauryWSubmissionNo Gi Pan Am.85KG4F2017
13877Eliott KellyWReferee DecisionNo Gi Pan Am.ABSSF2017
14333John CombsJohn CombsWReferee DecisionF2W Pro 5682KGSPF2017
14546David MitchellWDQNoGi WorldsABSR12017
14794Rennick KamaWBow and arrowLos Angeles Open82KG4F2018
14811Gianni CrivelloWAdvLos Angeles OpenABS4F2018
14814Dany GerardDany GerardWPts: 2x0Los Angeles OpenABSSF2018
14929Igor PaivaIgor PaivaWAdvHouston Open82KGSF2018
15086UnknownWClock chokeMarianas El Paso85KG4F2018
15087UnknownWBotinhaMarianas El Paso85KGSF2018
15088UnknownWBotinhaMarianas El Paso85KGF2018
15776Thomas MetzWReferee DecisionMarianas Open81KGR12018
16112Stephen MartinezWPts: 2x0ACB North America85KGSF2018
16113Thomas KeenanWPts: 4x2ACB North America85KGF2018
16125Breno BittencourtBreno BittencourtWPts: 6x4ACB North AmericaABS8F2018
16133Sergio RiosSergio RiosWReferee DecisionACB North AmericaABS4F2018
16135Rafael VasconcelosRafael VasconcelosWReferee DecisionACB North AmericaABSSF2018
16276Thomas OyarzunWPts: 2x0World Champ.82KGR12018
16733Inseong JangInseong JangWPts: 2x0Grand Slam TYO77KGR12018
16737Jake MackenzieJake MackenzieWPts: 2x0Grand Slam TYO77KG4F2018
16741Yuji OkamotoWBotinhaGrand Slam TYO77KGSF2018
16743Kleber KoikeWPts: 8x8, AdvGrand Slam TYO77KGF2018
16841Roberto PastuchWPts: 6x0ACBJJ NG Poland85KGSF2018
16842Hygor BritoHygor BritoWPts: 2x0ACBJJ NG Poland85KGF2018
16855Alec BauldingAlec BauldingWPts: 4x0ACBJJ Poland85KG4F2018
16857Piotr FrechowiczWPts: 2x0ACBJJ Poland85KGSF2018
16866Andrzej MigajWSubmissionACBJJ PolandABSR12018
16869Antonio JuniorWSubmissionACBJJ PolandABS3RD2018
17285Bradley HillWPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam LA85KG4F2018
17291Victor RodriguesWPts: 8x2Grand Slam LA85KGRR2018
17293Dante LeonDante LeonWReferee DecisionGrand Slam LA85KG3RD2018
17632Alexander NeufangWPts: 6x4German Nat. Pro110KG4F2018
17634Eldar RafigaevWPts: 4x2German Nat. Pro110KGSF2018
17635Walter SantosWPts: 0x0, AdvGerman Nat. Pro110KGF2018
17687Andreas PeralesWPts: 0x0, AdvGreece Nat. Pro85KGF2018
17949Bradley HillWPts: 2x0Grand Slam RJ85KGR22018
17952Edjonson AndradeWBotinhaGrand Slam RJ85KG4F2018
17953Henrique MoreiraWBotinhaGrand Slam RJ85KGSF2018
18071Pedro MeloWN/ASalvador Spring O.88KGSF2018
18072David RaabDavid RaabWN/ASalvador Spring O.88KGF2018
18418Alexandre MolinaroAlexandre MolinaroWPts: 2x0Grand Slam AD77KG4F2019
18421Marcos CostaMarcos CostaWPts: 2x0Grand Slam AD77KGSF2019
18422Levi JonesLevi JonesWPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam AD77KGF2019
18821Josue SilvaWPts: 0x0, AdvUS Continental110KGF2019
18825Ramon GomezWN/AEU Continental85KGSF2019
18826Jonathan MaflinWN/AEU Continental85KGF2019
18986Bradley HillWReferee DecisionGrand Slam LDN77KGR12019
18996David ZekenWBotinhaGrand Slam LDN77KGRPC2019
19608Ali MonfaradiAli MonfaradiWBotinhaWorld Pro77KGR22019
19624Ali MonfaradiAli MonfaradiWBotinhaWorld Pro77KGRPC2019
19626Max LindbladMax LindbladWPts: 6x4World Pro77KGRPC2019
19628Bradley HillWPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Pro77KGRPC2019
19629Darragh OConaillDarragh OConaillWPts: 2x0World Pro77KG3RD2019
20268Nathan ChuengWPts: 2x0Grand Slam MSK77KGSF2019
20270Andre CantanhedeWPts: 6x4Grand Slam MSK77KGF2019
20360Kalil NascimentoWPts: 4x2British NGN82KGF2019
20361Kalil NascimentoWToe holdBritish NGNABSSF2019
20364Charles McGuireWBaseball chokeBritish National94KGF2019

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