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Diogo Sampaio “Moreno”
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Diogo Sampaio “Moreno”

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Diogo Sampaio Araujo, also known as Diogo “Moreno” is a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu black belt from the Soul Fighters academy in Rio de Janeiro. One of the hottest prospects to have come from the Soul Fighters Team, Diogo Araujo has conquered numerous important medals in BJJ, including a silver medal at the world championships and a Rio Open title.

Diogo Araujo Jiu Jitsu

Full Name: Diogo Sampaio Araújo

Nickname: “Moreno” means dark skinned, or tanned. The nickname was given to Diogo in his Water Polo days (a sport he played in his childhood) at Tijuca Tenis Club, and the reason was that there was another Diogo in the team, so as a way to distinguish them one was called “Moreno” and the other “Negão”.

Lineage: Mitsuyo Maeda > Carlos Gracie > Helio Gracie > Francisco Mansor > Augusto Mendes > Diogo Araujo

Main Achievements:

  • IBJJF Rio International Open Champion (2011)
  • FJJR Brazilian State No-Gi Champion (2010)
  • IBJJF World Championship 2nd Place (2012)
  • IBJJF Pan No-Gi Championship 3rd Place (2018)

Main Achievements:

  • IBJJF Rio International Open Champion (2010 brown)
  • FJJR Rio de Janeiro State Champion (2003/2009/2010)
  • IBJJF Pans Championship 2nd Place (2010 brown)
  • CBJJ Brasileiro Championship 2nd Place (2009/2010 brown)

Weight Division: Peso Pesado (94kg/207lbs)

Favourite Technique: Sweep from Guard

Team/Association: Soul Fighters

Diogo “Moreno” Sampaio Araujo Biography

Diogo Araújo was born on the 30th of April, 1984 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He started training Jiu Jitsu much due to his father’s influence. as his father was a fan of the Brazilian Martial Art who had never found time to train.

Moreno started practicing BJJ with professor Munir at Vila da Penha, a suburb of Rio de Janeiro where Diogo grew up. He moved at a later stage to the academy of Marcos Carvalho where he met the guys that would later form the Soul Fighters team (Bruno “Tanque”, Augusto “Tanquinho”, Rafael “Formiga” among a few others). Master Carvalho graded Diogo Sampaio in his blue and purple belts, but as the Soul Fighters team started taking shape and “Tanquinho” took over the main classes and the responsibility of grading the students, it was Augusto Tanquinho also who awarded Diogo Araujo his brown belt, and his black belts. The black belt was given after winning the Rio Open in 2010 still standing on the podium.

Diogo Sampaio Araujo taught for a long time with his good friend Mario Vitor at the Evidence Academy in Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro he has since moved to the United States.

Diogo Sampaio Grappling Record

43 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    25 (58%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    4 (9%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    10 (23%)
  • BY DECISION
    3 (7%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    1 (2%)

10 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Choke from back
80
8
#86e620
Choke
10
1
#5AD3D1
Bow and arrow
10
1
10
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
28 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    15 (54%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    3 (11%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    4 (14%)
  • BY DECISION
    6 (21%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

4 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
Mounted X choke
50
2
#86e620
Triangle
25
1
#5AD3D1
Injury
25
1
4
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Diogo Sampaio Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
4055Romulo BarralRomulo BarralLMounted X chokeWorld Champ.88KGF2012
4563Gustavo CamposGustavo CamposLPointsPan American88KGR22013
4659Felipe PenaFelipe PenaLTriangleCopa Podio88KGGP2013
4663Felipe PenaFelipe PenaLPts: 4x2Copa Podio88KGF2013
6120Luiz PanzaLuiz PanzaDPts: 0x0Copa Podio85KGGP2014
6128Claudio CalasansClaudio CalasansLPointsCopa Podio85KGGP2014
7169Felipe CesarFelipe CesarLReferee DecisionBrasileiroABSR22015
7660Ricardo BastosLReferee DecisionAustin Open94KGF2015
8411Dimitrius SouzaDimitrius SouzaLPointsIBJJF Rio Pro94KGSF2015
8561Patrick GaudioPatrick GaudioLPointsGrand Slam RJ85KGSF2015
8562Vinicius MarinhoVinicius MarinhoLReferee DecisionGrand Slam RJ85KG3RD2015
8853Romulo BarralRomulo BarralLMounted X chokeEuropean Open88KGSF2016
8884Alan FinfouAlan FinfouLPts: 2x0European OpenABSR22016
9760Lucas BarbosaLucas BarbosaLPts: 0x0, AdvLas Vegas Open88KGF2016
10781C. NegromonteC. NegromonteLPts: 0x0, AdvNoGi Worlds85KGR12016
10808Josh HingerJosh HingerLReferee DecisionNoGi WorldsABSR12016
12937Lucas BarbosaLucas BarbosaLPts: 4x2World Champ.88KG8F2017
13031Flavio AlmeidaFlavio AlmeidaLReferee DecisionF2W Pro 37ABSSPF2017
13740Adam WardzinskiAdam WardzinskiLInjuryCopenhagen Open94KGF2017
14615Jonathan SatavaJonathan SatavaLPts: 2x0US National Pro85KGRR2018
14617Jonathan SatavaJonathan SatavaLPts: 2x0US National Pro85KGF2018
14833Nick CalvaneseNick CalvaneseLPts: 5x0Continental Pro85KG4F2018
15035Matheus DinizMatheus DinizLPts: 0x0, AdvPan American88KG4F2018
15510Murilo SantanaMurilo SantanaLPointsNY Spring Open88KGF2018
15517Murilo SantanaMurilo SantanaLN/ANY Spring OpenABSSF2018
16080Matheus SpirandeliMatheus SpirandeliLPts: 4x0World Champ.88KG8F2018
16132Gutemberg PereiraGutemberg PereiraLPointsWorld Champ.ABSRD2018
16859Thiago SaThiago SaLReferee DecisionNo Gi Pan Am.91KGSF2018
17685Gabriel AlmeidaGabriel AlmeidaLN/ANY Fall Open88KGF2018
4039Joao MoncalvoWPointsWorld Champ.88KGR12012
4045Nivaldo OliveiraNivaldo OliveiraWPointsWorld Champ.88KGR22012
4050Eduardo SantoroEduardo SantoroWPts: 2x0World Champ.88KG4F2012
4053Rodrigo PinheiroRodrigo PinheiroWPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Champ.88KGSF2012
4556Ricardo BastosWPointsPan American88KGR12013
4646Davi RamosDavi RamosWPts: 2x0Copa Podio88KGGP2013
4649Kit DaleWPts: 5x2Copa Podio88KGGP2013
4660Paulo MiyaoPaulo MiyaoWPts: 4x2Copa Podio88KGSF2013
5182Rubens PedrosoWChokeWorld Pro Trial88KGSF2014
5183Renato CardosoRenato CardosoWPts: 4x0World Pro Trial88KGF2014
5810Victor NevesWPts: 11x2Rio Open88KGF2014
6116Jon SatavaWPts: 6x0Copa Podio85KGGP2014
6123Luis GustavoWPts: 2x0Copa Podio85KGGP2014
7560Alberto RamosWChoke from backBrazil Nat. Pro RJ94KG4F2015
7561Wesley SantosWChoke from backBrazil Nat. Pro RJ94KGSF2015
7563Ruan OliveiraRuan OliveiraWChoke from backBrazil Nat. Pro RJ94KGF2015
8226Ricardo MesquitaWPointsBrasileiro NoGi94KGSF2015
8227Gustavo SaraivaWPts: 2x0Brasileiro NoGi94KGF2015
8408Mauricio TogniWPointsIBJJF Rio Pro94KG4F2015
8552George da SilvaWChoke from backGrand Slam RJ85KG8F2015
8556Wellington LuisWellington LuisWReferee DecisionGrand Slam RJ85KG4F2015
8848Cleidson RamosWChoke from backEuropean Open88KGR22016
8851Max CarvalhoMax CarvalhoWChoke from backEuropean Open88KG4F2016
8871Juha LeppanenWPts: 0x0, AdvEuropean OpenABSR12016
9758Gottrell KingWChoke from backLas Vegas Open88KGSF2016
9871Alec BauldingAlec BauldingWReferee DecisionWorld Champ.82KGR22016
10093Daniel CobbWN/AAmerican Nats88KG4F2016
10096Daniel HamptonWN/AAmerican Nats88KGSF2016
10097Tanner RiceTanner RiceWN/AAmerican Nats88KGF2016
10408Daniel HamptonWReferee DecisionF2W Pro 1258KGSPF2016
10994Danilo ChermanDanilo ChermanWPointsNY BJJ ProO94KGR12016
11482Dustin SnowWBow and arrowF2W Pro 2288KGSPF2017
12625Jose PortilloWPointsDallas Open88KGSF2017
12627Inacio NetoInacio NetoWAdvDallas Open88KGF2017
12927Romulo AzevedoRomulo AzevedoWPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Champ.88KGR12017
13736Nicolas PenzerWPointsCopenhagen Open94KGF2017
14616Pedro PalharesWPts: 6x0US National Pro85KGRR2018
15031Gabriel KitoberWPts: 2x0Pan American88KG8F2018
15460Michael TremblayWChoke from backBoston Sp. Open88KGSF2018
15462Gabriel KitoberWN/ABoston Sp. Open88KGF2018
16076Gabriel KitoberWPointsWorld Champ.88KGR12018
16805Aaron JohnsonAaron JohnsonWDQNo Gi Pan Am.ABS8F2018
17683Nisar LoynabWN/ANY Fall Open88KGSF2018

Banner picture by Mike Calimbas.

6 Comments

  • Gostaría que todo o mundo soubesse como que é o inferno a treinar com você – o artigo não falou como que você e um cozinheiro que inventa novos jeitos de esticar o braço na hora 🙂

    And in english – I train with this man nearly every day. Anyone going to train and/or compete against him…….gooooooood luck. One of the most creative fighters I´ve ever trained with

  • moreno says:

    The birth date is not right. 04/30/1986

    • bjjheroes says:

      Nope, I interviewed him directly, his birthday is correct. Unless it changed it since the last time we spoke 😉

      • moreno says:

        It must have been a mistake while typing. But if you wanna keep that way there is no problem.
        Sorry to bother you.

        • bjjheroes says:

          If this is Diogo, you have my email and you know I speak Portuguese. You can private email me with any corrections if you like. Otherwise, I'm not taking unconfirmed comments on here, sorry.

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