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Diego Ramalho

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Back Takes Instructional by Michael Musumeci

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, AD (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 IBJJF European Open NoGi (2019)
  • 2nd Place UAEJJF Grand Slam RJ (2018)
  • 2nd Place UAEJJF Grand Slam, AD (2020)
  • 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

136 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    58 (43%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    23 (17%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    44 (32%)
  • BY DECISION
    8 (6%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    2 (1%)

44 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Botinha
68
30
#86e620
Submission
7
3
#5AD3D1
Toe hold
7
3
#d1212a
Kneebar
2
1
#fad11b
Bow and arrow
2
1
#f58822
Clock choke
2
1
#224aba
Baseball choke
2
1
#ff9124
Footlock
2
1
#bf1f6c
Ezekiel
2
1
#22c9a5
Choke
2
1
#fad223
Kimura
2
1
44
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
46 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    15 (33%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    6 (13%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    18 (39%)
  • BY DECISION
    7 (15%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

18 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
Armbar
17
3
#86e620
Bow and arrow
11
2
#5AD3D1
Kneebar
11
2
#d1212a
50/50 armbar
6
1
#fad11b
RNC
6
1
#f58822
Ezekiel
6
1
#224aba
North south choke
6
1
#ff9124
Submission
6
1
#bf1f6c
Footlock
6
1
#22c9a5
Triangle
6
1
#fad223
Wristlock
6
1
#03861f
Choke from back
6
1
#039a1f
Baratoplata
6
1
#03b41f
Guillotine
6
1
18
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Diego Ramalho Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
9097Lucio RodriguesLucio RodriguesLPointsLondon W. OpenABSSF2016
9268Matheus DinizMatheus DinizLPts: 13x0Pan American88KGR12016
9734Patrick GaudioPatrick GaudioLTriangleBrasileiro88KG4F2016
9787Renato CardosoRenato CardosoLWristlockBrasileiroABS4F2016
12003R. EvangelistaR. EvangelistaLReferee DecisionPan AmericanABSR12017
12132Renato CardosoRenato CardosoLKneebarPan American88KG4F2017
12309Nick CalvaneseNick CalvaneseLChoke from backNY Spring Open88KGF2017
12773Andris BrunovskisAndris BrunovskisLBaratoplataLas Vegas Open82KGF2017
12866Piter FrankLKneebarSan Diego Open82KG4F2017
13037Victor SilverioVictor SilverioLPts: 2x2, AdvWorld Champ.82KGR12017
13218Lucas BarbosaLucas BarbosaLPts: 0x0, AdvAmerican NG Nats85KGSF2017
13236Josh HingerJosh HingerLGuillotineAmerican NG NatsABSF2017
13565K. DuarteLPts: 2x0JJ Net OpenABSSF2017
13722Victor SilverioVictor SilverioLPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam LA85KGF2017
13919Jonathan SatavaJonathan SatavaLPts: 4x0No Gi Pan Am.85KGSF2017
13931Jackson SousaJackson SousaLPts: 4x0No Gi Pan Am.ABSF2017
14148Nick SchrockNick SchrockLPointsSJJIF Worlds94KGSF2017
14154Erberth SantosErberth SantosL50/50 armbarSJJIF WorldsABS4F2017
14587Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusLRNCNoGi Worlds85KGSF2017
14880Breno BittencourtBreno BittencourtLPts: 8x6Los Angeles Open82KGSF2018
14899Gustavo BatistaGustavo BatistaLPts: 16x0Los Angeles OpenABSF2018
15013Lucas ValenteLucas ValenteLReferee DecisionHouston Open82KGF2018
15275Otavio SousaOtavio SousaLEzekielPan American82KG8F2018
15867Renato CanutoRenato CanutoLPointsMarianas Open81KG4F2018
16234Gustavo BatistaGustavo BatistaLReferee DecisionACB North AmericaABSF2018
16235Gustavo BatistaGustavo BatistaLReferee DecisionACB North AmericaABS3RD2018
16380Isaque BahienseIsaque BahienseLNorth south chokeWorld Champ.82KGR22018
16657Leonardo LaraLeonardo LaraLPts: 2x0ACBJJ World75KG4F2018
16966Sandro VieiraLReferee DecisionACBJJ Poland85KGF2018
16974Sergio RiosSergio RiosLSubmissionACBJJ PolandABS4F2018
17406Manuel RibamarManuel RibamarLReferee DecisionGrand Slam LA85KGSF2018
18094Isaque BahienseIsaque BahienseLPts: 11x0Grand Slam RJ85KGF2018
18604Manuel RibamarManuel RibamarLArmbarKing of Mats II85KGRR2019
18607DJ JacksonDJ JacksonLPts: 0x0, AdvKing of Mats II85KGRR2019
18608Isaque BahienseIsaque BahienseLBow and arrowKing of Mats II85KGRR2019
19150Pedro RamalhoPedro RamalhoLPts: 6x0Grand Slam LDN77KG4F2019
19156Pedro RamalhoPedro RamalhoLPts: 2x2, AdvGrand Slam LDN77KG3RD2019
19790Tommy LangakerTommy LangakerLPts: 4x0World Pro77KG4F2019
21229Tommy LangakerTommy LangakerLArmbarKing Of Mats85KGRR2019
21231Marcos TinocoMarcos TinocoLFootlockKing Of Mats85KGRR2019
21234Gustavo BatistaGustavo BatistaLBow and arrowKing Of Mats85KGRR2019
21278Jaime CanutoJaime CanutoLPts: 2x2, AdvGrand Slam LA77KGF2019
21694Jeferson GuaresiJeferson GuaresiLPts: 8x0European NoGi79KGF2019
21802Pablo LavaselliLReferee DecisionGrand Slam RJ77KG4F2019
22311Felipe SilvaLPts: 4x2NoGi Worlds79KG4F2019
22398Tommy LangakerTommy LangakerLArmbarGrand Slam AD77KGF2019
9046Marko JokmanovicWBotinhaMunich Open88KGF2016
9047Tsuyoshi TamakiWBotinhaMunich OpenABS4F2016
9048Karim KhalifaWPointsMunich OpenABSSF2016
9049Vinicius NascimentoWAdvMunich OpenABSF2016
9051Mladen JokmanovicWBotinhaMunich No-Gi85KGF2016
9052Haim GozaliWBotinhaMunich No-GiABSSF2016
9053Vinicius NascimentoWBotinhaMunich No-GiABSF2016
9090Marcos FilhoWBotinhaLondon W. Open88KGSF2016
9091Santeri LiliusWPointsLondon W. Open88KGF2016
9096Sandro VieiraWPointsLondon W. OpenABS4F2016
9132Matheus SouzaWAdvRio Summer Open88KG4F2016
9134Pedro PeresWBotinhaRio Summer Open88KGSF2016
9136Paulo LedesmaWFootlockRio Summer Open88KGF2016
9151Diogo AlmeidaDiogo AlmeidaWPointsRio S. No-Gi Open85KGSF2016
9152Marcos AlvesWBotinhaRio S. No-Gi Open85KGF2016
9360Romario TeodoroWAdvPernambucano88KGF2016
9725Anderson LiraWPointsBrasileiro88KGR12016
9729Ludi GoulartWDQBrasileiro88KG8F2016
9768Diogo AlmeidaDiogo AlmeidaWPointsBrasileiroABSRD2016
9777Igor SchneiderIgor SchneiderWAdvBrasileiroABS8F2016
9790Fabio BolinhoWBotinhaCopa Heroes89KG4F2016
9791ArmandoWBotinhaCopa Heroes89KGSF2016
9792Leandro TeodoroWPointsPernambucano88KGSF2016
9793Alysson BrunoWPointsNordeste Open88KG4F2016
9794Italo GoncalvesWPointsNordeste Open88KGSF2016
9795Alvaro FontesWAdvNordeste Open88KGF2016
9796Pedro HenriqueWEzekielNordeste OpenABSR12016
9797Italo RamonWInjuryNordeste OpenABS4F2016
9798Rafael AladinWToe holdSandro Melo Cup90KGSF2016
9799Edcarlos BeijaminWToe holdSandro Melo Cup90KGF2016
9800UnknownWAdvSandro Melo CupABS4F2016
9801UnknownWBotinhaSandro Melo CupABSSF2016
9802Jackson GoncalvesWBotinhaSandro Melo CupABSF2016
10798Ruan OliveiraRuan OliveiraWPointsBrasileiro NoGi85KGSF2016
10813Silvano DiasWChokeCopa RN88KGF2016
10814Nilson CarvalhoWKimuraCopa RNO77KG4F2016
10815Nilson CarvalhoWBotinhaCopa RNABS8F2016
10816Herico HesleyWAdvCopa RNABSSF2016
10817Ivaldo NatalWPointsPernambucano NGABSF2016
11345Vinny MoraisWBotinhaNABJJF LA Open86KGF2017
11346Vinny MoraisWBotinhaNABJJF LA OpenABSF2017
11781Jose PortilloWBotinhaHouston Open88KGSF2017
11782Inacio NetoInacio NetoWBotinhaHouston Open88KGF2017
12127Esdras BarbosaWPts: 6x2Pan American88KG8F2017
12306Vinicius CanabarroWBotinhaNY Spring Open88KG4F2017
12308Horlando MonteiroHorlando MonteiroWPts: 6x4NY Spring Open88KGSF2017
12326Jarod LawtonWPts: 2x0NY Spring No-Gi83KGSF2017
12327Samir AbdolkaderWPts: 2x0NY Spring No-Gi83KGF2017
12772Marcelo MafraMarcelo MafraWPts: 0x0, AdvLas Vegas Open82KGSF2017
13217Cleves MatosWPts: 4x2American NG Nats85KG4F2017
13228Joseph MokuWPts: 2x0American NG NatsABSR12017
13233Dany GerardDany GerardWPts: 6x4American NG NatsABS4F2017
13235Daniel HamptonWAdvAmerican NG NatsABSSF2017
13563Aarion BrownWKneebarJJ Net OpenABSR12017
13564D. VazquezWPts: 2x0JJ Net OpenABS4F2017
13715Gabriel ProcopioWPts: 8x8, AdvGrand Slam LA85KGR12017
13718Steven SilvaWPts: 3x0Grand Slam LA85KG4F2017
13720Otavio SousaOtavio SousaWPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam LA85KGSF2017
13915Brian BeauryBrian BeauryWSubmissionNo Gi Pan Am.85KG4F2017
13930Eliott KellyWReferee DecisionNo Gi Pan Am.ABSSF2017
14394John CombsJohn CombsWReferee DecisionF2W Pro 5682KGSPF2017
14613David MitchellWDQNoGi WorldsABSR12017
14877Rennick KamaWBow and arrowLos Angeles Open82KG4F2018
14894Gianni CrivelloWAdvLos Angeles OpenABS4F2018
14897Dany GerardDany GerardWPts: 2x0Los Angeles OpenABSSF2018
15012Igor PaivaIgor PaivaWAdvHouston Open82KGSF2018
15169UnknownWClock chokeMarianas El Paso85KG4F2018
15170UnknownWBotinhaMarianas El Paso85KGSF2018
15171UnknownWBotinhaMarianas El Paso85KGF2018
15864Thomas MetzWReferee DecisionMarianas Open81KGR12018
16209Stephen MartinezWPts: 2x0ACB North America85KGSF2018
16210Thomas KeenanWPts: 4x2ACB North America85KGF2018
16222Breno BittencourtBreno BittencourtWPts: 6x4ACB North AmericaABS8F2018
16230Sergio RiosSergio RiosWReferee DecisionACB North AmericaABS4F2018
16232Rafael VasconcelosRafael VasconcelosWReferee DecisionACB North AmericaABSSF2018
16373Thomas OyarzunWPts: 2x0World Champ.82KGR12018
16837Inseong JangInseong JangWPts: 2x0Grand Slam TYO77KGR12018
16841Jake MackenzieJake MackenzieWPts: 2x0Grand Slam TYO77KG4F2018
16845Yuji OkamotoWBotinhaGrand Slam TYO77KGSF2018
16847Kleber KoikeWPts: 8x8, AdvGrand Slam TYO77KGF2018
16948Roberto PastuchWPts: 6x0ACBJJ NG Poland85KGSF2018
16949Hygor BritoHygor BritoWPts: 2x0ACBJJ NG Poland85KGF2018
16962Alec BauldingAlec BauldingWPts: 4x0ACBJJ Poland85KG4F2018
16964Piotr FrechowiczWPts: 2x0ACBJJ Poland85KGSF2018
16973Andrzej MigajWSubmissionACBJJ PolandABSR12018
16976Antonio JuniorWSubmissionACBJJ PolandABS3RD2018
17404Bradley HillWPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam LA85KG4F2018
17410Victor RodriguesWPts: 8x2Grand Slam LA85KGRR2018
17412Dante LeonDante LeonWReferee DecisionGrand Slam LA85KG3RD2018
17764Alexander NeufangWPts: 6x4German Nat. Pro110KG4F2018
17766Eldar RafigaevEldar RafigaevWPts: 4x2German Nat. Pro110KGSF2018
17767Walter SantosWPts: 0x0, AdvGerman Nat. Pro110KGF2018
17823Andreas PeralesWPts: 0x0, AdvGreece Nat. Pro85KGF2018
18086Bradley HillWPts: 2x0Grand Slam RJ85KGR22018
18089Edjonson AndradeWBotinhaGrand Slam RJ85KG4F2018
18090Henrique MoreiraWBotinhaGrand Slam RJ85KGSF2018
18211Pedro MeloWN/ASalvador Spring O.88KGSF2018
18212David RaabDavid RaabWN/ASalvador Spring O.88KGF2018
18561Alexandre MolinaroAlexandre MolinaroWPts: 2x0Grand Slam AD77KG4F2019
18564Marcos CostaMarcos CostaWPts: 2x0Grand Slam AD77KGSF2019
18565Levi JonesLevi JonesWPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam AD77KGF2019
18977Josue SilvaWPts: 0x0, AdvUS Continental110KGF2019
18981Ramon GomezWN/AEU Continental85KGSF2019
18982Jonathan MaflinWN/AEU Continental85KGF2019
19145Bradley HillWReferee DecisionGrand Slam LDN77KGR12019
19155David ZekenWBotinhaGrand Slam LDN77KGRPC2019
19780Ali MonfaradiAli MonfaradiWBotinhaWorld Pro77KGR22019
19796Ali MonfaradiAli MonfaradiWBotinhaWorld Pro77KGRPC2019
19798Max LindbladMax LindbladWPts: 6x4World Pro77KGRPC2019
19800Bradley HillWPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Pro77KGRPC2019
19801Darragh OConaillDarragh OConaillWPts: 2x0World Pro77KG3RD2019
20452Natan ChuengNatan ChuengWPts: 2x0Grand Slam MSK77KGSF2019
20454Andre CantanhedeWPts: 6x4Grand Slam MSK77KGF2019
20555Kalil NascimentoWPts: 4x2British NGN83KGF2019
20556Kalil NascimentoWToe holdBritish NGNABSSF2019
20559Charles McGuireWBaseball chokeBritish National94KGF2019
20693M. AlmeidaWPts: 2x0ACB World Champ.80KG4F2019
20694Islam DolgatovWBotinhaACB World Champ.80KGSF2019
20695Sergio RiosSergio RiosWBotinhaACB World Champ.80KGF2019
20885Max LindbladMax LindbladWPts: 4x2Grand Slam TYO77KGSF2019
20888Levi JonesLevi JonesWPts: 4x2Grand Slam TYO77KGF2019
21273Natan ChuengNatan ChuengWPts: 2x0Grand Slam LA77KG4F2019
21276Caio CaetanoCaio CaetanoWPts: 2x2, AdvGrand Slam LA77KGSF2019
21535Bill CooperBill CooperWBotinhaWorld Festival82KGSPF2019
21569Giovanni MarceloWN/AAtlanta SM NGOABS4F2019
21571Manuel MaciasWN/AAtlanta SM NGOABSSF2019
21688Adriano AraujoWN/AEuropean NoGi79KGR12019
21691Kaakko VilanderWN/AEuropean NoGi79KG4F2019
21692Dudi ZakenWN/AEuropean NoGi79KGSF2019
21794Alexandre CavaliereAlexandre CavaliereWReferee DecisionGrand Slam RJ77KGR12019
21808Marcelo PereiraWBotinhaGrand Slam RJ77KGRPC2019
21809Ygor RodriguesYgor RodriguesWPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam RJ77KGRPC2019
21811Pablo LavaselliWPts: 4x2Grand Slam RJ77KG3RD2019
22300Michael TrassoMichael TrassoWPts: 0x0, AdvNoGi Worlds79KGR12019
22393Adriano AraujoWPointsGrand Slam AD77KG4F2019
22396Flavio ViannaWPts: 2x1Grand Slam AD77KGSF2019

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