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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

42 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    24 (57%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    4 (10%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    10 (24%)
  • 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
27 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    14 (52%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    3 (11%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    4 (15%)
  • BY DECISION
    6 (22%)
  • 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
4049Romulo BarralRomulo BarralLMounted X chokeWorld Champ.88KGF2012
4553Gustavo CamposGustavo CamposLPointsPan American88KGR22013
4649Felipe PenaFelipe PenaLTriangleCopa Podio88KGGP2013
4653Felipe PenaFelipe PenaLPts: 4x2Copa Podio88KGF2013
6107Luiz PanzaLuiz PanzaDPts: 0x0Copa Podio85KGGP2014
6115Claudio CalasansClaudio CalasansLPointsCopa Podio85KGGP2014
7150Felipe CesarFelipe CesarLReferee DecisionBrasileiroABSR22015
7632Ricardo BastosLReferee DecisionAustin Open94KGF2015
8379Dimitrius SouzaDimitrius SouzaLPointsIBJJF Rio Pro94KGSF2015
8529Patrick GaudioPatrick GaudioLPointsGrand Slam RJ85KGSF2015
8530Vinicius MarinhoVinicius MarinhoLReferee DecisionGrand Slam RJ85KG3RD2015
8819Romulo BarralRomulo BarralLMounted X chokeEuropean Open88KGSF2016
8850Alan FinfouAlan FinfouLPts: 2x0European OpenABSR22016
9712Lucas BarbosaLucas BarbosaLPts: 0x0, AdvLas Vegas Open88KGF2016
10721C. NegromonteC. NegromonteLPts: 0x0, AdvNoGi Worlds85KGR12016
10749Josh HingerJosh HingerLReferee DecisionNoGi WorldsABSR12016
12837Lucas BarbosaLucas BarbosaLPts: 4x2World Champ.88KG8F2017
12931Flavio AlmeidaFlavio AlmeidaLReferee DecisionF2W Pro 37ABSSPF2017
13607Adam WardzinskiAdam WardzinskiLInjuryCopenhagen Open94KGF2017
14465Jonathan SatavaJonathan SatavaLPts: 2x0Orlando Nat. Pro85KGRR2018
14467Jonathan SatavaJonathan SatavaLPts: 2x0Orlando Nat. Pro85KGF2018
14678Nick CalvaneseNick CalvaneseLPts: 5x0Continental Pro85KG4F2018
14879Matheus DinizMatheus DinizLPts: 0x0, AdvPan American88KG4F2018
15349Murilo SantanaMurilo SantanaLPointsNY Spring Open88KGF2018
15354Murilo SantanaMurilo SantanaLN/ANY Spring OpenABSSF2018
15908Matheus SpirandeliMatheus SpirandeliLPts: 4x0World Champ.88KG8F2018
15960Gutemberg PereiraGutemberg PereiraLPointsWorld Champ.ABSRD2018
16652Thiago SaThiago SaLReferee DecisionNo Gi Pan Am.91KGSF2018
4033Joao MoncalvoWPointsWorld Champ.88KGR12012
4039Nivaldo OliveiraNivaldo OliveiraWPointsWorld Champ.88KGR22012
4044Eduardo SantoroEduardo SantoroWPts: 2x0World Champ.88KG4F2012
4047Rodrigo PinheiroRodrigo PinheiroWPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Champ.88KGSF2012
4546Ricardo BastosWPointsPan American88KGR12013
4636Davi RamosDavi RamosWPts: 2x0Copa Podio88KGGP2013
4639Kit DaleWPts: 5x2Copa Podio88KGGP2013
4650Paulo MiyaoPaulo MiyaoWPts: 4x2Copa Podio88KGSF2013
5173Rubens PedrosoWChokeWorld Pro Trial88KGSF2014
5174Renato CardosoRenato CardosoWPts: 4x0World Pro Trial88KGF2014
5799Victor NevesWPts: 11x2Rio Open88KGF2014
6103Jon SatavaWPts: 6x0Copa Podio85KGGP2014
6110Luis GustavoWPts: 2x0Copa Podio85KGGP2014
7535Alberto RamosWChoke from backBrazil Nat. Pro RJ94KG4F2015
7536Wesley SantosWChoke from backBrazil Nat. Pro RJ94KGSF2015
7538Ruan OliveiraRuan OliveiraWChoke from backBrazil Nat. Pro RJ94KGF2015
8196Ricardo MesquitaWPointsBrasileiro NoGi94KGSF2015
8197Gustavo SaraivaWPts: 2x0Brasileiro NoGi94KGF2015
8376Mauricio TogniWPointsIBJJF Rio Pro94KG4F2015
8520George da SilvaWChoke from backGrand Slam RJ85KG8F2015
8524Wellington LuisWellington LuisWReferee DecisionGrand Slam RJ85KG4F2015
8814Cleidson RamosWChoke from backEuropean Open88KGR22016
8817Max CarvalhoWChoke from backEuropean Open88KG4F2016
8837Juha LeppanenWPts: 0x0, AdvEuropean OpenABSR12016
9710Gottrell KingWChoke from backLas Vegas Open88KGSF2016
9823Alec BauldingAlec BauldingWReferee DecisionWorld Champ.82KGR22016
10044Daniel CobbWN/AAmerican Nats88KG4F2016
10047Daniel HamptonWN/AAmerican Nats88KGSF2016
10048Tanner RiceTanner RiceWN/AAmerican Nats88KGF2016
10355Daniel HamptonWReferee DecisionF2W Pro 1258KGSPF2016
10935Danilo ChermanDanilo ChermanWPointsNY BJJ ProO94KGR12016
11404Dustin SnowWBow and arrowF2W Pro 2288KGSPF2017
12528Jose PortilloWPointsDallas Open88KGSF2017
12530Inacio NetoInacio NetoWAdvDallas Open88KGF2017
12827Romulo AzevedoRomulo AzevedoWPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Champ.88KGR12017
13603Nicolas PenzerWPointsCopenhagen Open94KGF2017
14466Pedro PalharesWPts: 6x0Orlando Nat. Pro85KGRR2018
14875Gabriel KitoberWPts: 2x0Pan American88KG8F2018
15296Michael TremblayWChoke from backBoston Sp. Open88KGSF2018
15298Gabriel KitoberWN/ABoston Sp. Open88KGF2018
15904Gabriel KitoberWPointsWorld Champ.88KGR12018
16599Aaron JohnsonWDQNo Gi Pan Am.ABS8F2018

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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