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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

55 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    33 (60%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    5 (9%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    10 (18%)
  • BY DECISION
    6 (11%)
  • 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
37 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    17 (46%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    7 (19%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    4 (11%)
  • BY DECISION
    7 (19%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    1 (3%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

4 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
Mounted X choke
50
2
#86e620
Triangle
50
2
4
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Diogo Sampaio Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
4089Romulo BarralRomulo BarralLMounted X chokeWorld Champ.88KGF2012
4608Gustavo CamposGustavo CamposLPointsPan American88KGR22013
4704Felipe PenaFelipe PenaLTriangleCopa Podio88KGGP2013
4708Felipe PenaFelipe PenaLPts: 4x2Copa Podio88KGF2013
6197Luiz PanzaLuiz PanzaD---Copa Podio85KGGP2014
6205Claudio CalasansClaudio CalasansLPointsCopa Podio85KGGP2014
7263Felipe CesarFelipe CesarLReferee DecisionBrasileiroABSR22015
7758Ricardo BastosLReferee DecisionAustin Open94KGF2015
8510Dimitrius SouzaDimitrius SouzaLPointsIBJJF Rio Pro94KGSF2015
8660Patrick GaudioPatrick GaudioLPointsGrand Slam RJ85KGSF2015
8661Vinicius MarinhoVinicius MarinhoLReferee DecisionGrand Slam RJ85KG3RD2015
8963Romulo BarralRomulo BarralLMounted X chokeEuropean Open88KGSF2016
8994Alan FinfouAlan FinfouLPts: 2x0European OpenABSR22016
9878Lucas BarbosaLucas BarbosaLPts: 0x0, AdvLas Vegas Open88KGF2016
10923C. NegromonteC. NegromonteLPts: 0x0, AdvNoGi Worlds85KGR12016
10950Josh HingerJosh HingerLReferee DecisionNoGi WorldsABSR12016
12216Rodrigo FajardoRodrigo FajardoLTrianglePan American88KG4F2017
13172Lucas BarbosaLucas BarbosaLPts: 4x2World Champ.88KG8F2017
13268Flavio AlmeidaFlavio AlmeidaLReferee DecisionF2W 37ABSSPF2017
13994Adam WardzinskiAdam WardzinskiLInjuryCopenhagen Open94KGF2017
14980Jonathan SatavaJonathan SatavaLPts: 2x0US National Pro85KGRR2018
14982Jonathan SatavaJonathan SatavaLPts: 2x0US National Pro85KGF2018
15209Nick CalvaneseNick CalvaneseLPts: 5x0Continental Pro85KG4F2018
15424Matheus DinizMatheus DinizLPts: 0x0, AdvPan American88KG4F2018
15970Murilo SantanaMurilo SantanaLPointsNY Spring Open88KGF2018
15977Murilo SantanaMurilo SantanaLN/ANY Spring OpenABSSF2018
16559Matheus SpirandeliMatheus SpirandeliLPts: 4x0World Champ.88KG8F2018
16611Gutemberg PereiraGutemberg PereiraLPts: 8x8, AdvWorld Champ.ABSRD2018
17444Thiago SaThiago SaLReferee DecisionNo Gi Pan Am.91KGSF2018
18383Gabriel AlmeidaGabriel AlmeidaLPts: 2x2, AdvNY Fall Open88KGF2018
18644Dan BorovicDan BorovicLPts: 4x4, PenNoGi Worlds85KGR22018
19891Devhonte JohnsonDevhonte JohnsonLReferee DecisionWashington DCO88KGSF2019
19900DJ JacksonDJ JacksonLPts: 0x0, AdvWashington DCOABSSF2019
20163Murilo SantanaMurilo SantanaLPts: 0x0, AdvNY Spring Open88KGF2019
31168Sebastian RodriguezSebastian RodriguezLPts: 2x0Charleston Open88KGSF2022
33653Kevin CuervoLN/AOrlando SMO88KG4F2022
33675Sebastian RodriguezSebastian RodriguezLPointsOrlando SMOABS4F2022
34289Max GimenisMax GimenisLPts: 3x0N. Haven OpenABSSF2022
4073Joao MoncalvoWPointsWorld Champ.88KGR12012
4079Nivaldo OliveiraNivaldo OliveiraWPointsWorld Champ.88KGR22012
4084Eduardo SantoroEduardo SantoroWPts: 2x0World Champ.88KG4F2012
4087Rodrigo PinheiroRodrigo PinheiroWPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Champ.88KGSF2012
4601Ricardo BastosWPointsPan American88KGR12013
4691Davi RamosDavi RamosWPts: 2x0Copa Podio88KGGP2013
4694Kit DaleKit DaleWPts: 5x2Copa Podio88KGGP2013
4705Paulo MiyaoPaulo MiyaoWPts: 4x2Copa Podio88KGSF2013
5239Rubens PedrosoWChokeWorld Pro Trial88KGSF2014
5240Renato CardosoRenato CardosoWPts: 4x0World Pro Trial88KGF2014
5878Victor NevesWPts: 11x2Rio Open88KGF2014
6193Jon SatavaWPts: 6x0Copa Podio85KGGP2014
6200Luis GustavoWPts: 2x0Copa Podio85KGGP2014
7658Alberto RamosWChoke from backBrazil Nat. Pro RJ94KG4F2015
7659Wesley SantosWChoke from backBrazil Nat. Pro RJ94KGSF2015
7661Ruan OliveiraRuan OliveiraWChoke from backBrazil Nat. Pro RJ94KGF2015
8325Ricardo MesquitaWPointsBrasileiro NoGi94KGSF2015
8326Gustavo SaraivaWPts: 2x0Brasileiro NoGi94KGF2015
8507Mauricio AntunesWPointsIBJJF Rio Pro94KG4F2015
8651George da SilvaWChoke from backGrand Slam RJ85KG8F2015
8655Wellington LuisWellington LuisWReferee DecisionGrand Slam RJ85KG4F2015
8958Cleidson RamosWChoke from backEuropean Open88KGR22016
8961Max CarvalhoMax CarvalhoWChoke from backEuropean Open88KG4F2016
8981Juha LeppanenWPts: 0x0, AdvEuropean OpenABSR12016
9876Gottrell KingWChoke from backLas Vegas Open88KGSF2016
9992Alec BauldingAlec BauldingWReferee DecisionWorld Champ.82KGR22016
10214Daniel CobbWN/AAmerican Nats88KG4F2016
10217Daniel HamptonWN/AAmerican Nats88KGSF2016
10218Tanner RiceTanner RiceWN/AAmerican Nats88KGF2016
10536Daniel HamptonWReferee DecisionF2W 1258KGSPF2016
11136Danilo ChermanDanilo ChermanWPointsNY BJJ ProO94KGR12016
11665Dustin SnowWBow and arrowF2W 2288KGSPF2017
12209Arnaldo MaidanaArnaldo MaidanaWReferee DecisionPan American88KG8F2017
12846Jose PortilloWPointsDallas Open88KGSF2017
12848Inacio NetoInacio NetoWAdvDallas Open88KGF2017
13161Romulo AzevedoRomulo AzevedoWPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Champ.88KGR12017
13988Nicolas PenzerWPointsCopenhagen Open94KGF2017
14981Pedro PalharesWPts: 6x0US National Pro85KGRR2018
15420Gabriel KitoberGabriel KitoberWPts: 2x0Pan American88KG8F2018
15906Michael TremblayWChoke from backBoston Sp. Open88KGSF2018
15908Gabriel KitoberGabriel KitoberWN/ABoston Sp. Open88KGF2018
16317Tim SpriggsTim SpriggsWPointsDallas SPOABSSF2018
16555Gabriel KitoberGabriel KitoberWPointsWorld Champ.88KGR12018
17390Tex JohnsonTex JohnsonWDQNo Gi Pan Am.ABS8F2018
18381Nisar LoynabNisar LoynabWPointsNY Fall Open88KGSF2018
19897Felipe LinharesFelipe LinharesWReferee DecisionWashington DCOABS4F2019
20162Nathan SantosWPointsNY Spring Open88KGSF2019
20381Vinicius GarciaVinicius GarciaWPointsDallas SPO88KGSF2019
20382Yan CathalatWN/ADallas SPO88KGF2019
31164Gialyson FreitasWPts: 4x4, AdvCharleston Open88KG4F2022
33667Juan RomeroWN/AOrlando SMOABSR12022
33669Juan RomeroWN/AOrlando SMOABS8F2022
34281M. Al-AsbahiWPointsN. Haven Open88KGF2022
34286Justin PrimroseWPointsN. Haven OpenABS4F2022
36385Felipe CesarFelipe CesarWReferee DecisionN. Haven FO88KGF2022

Banner picture by Mike Calimbas.

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8 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.

          • Thor says:

            Great Bio! however there are a few corrections. Diogo fights at Medio Pesado, not Peso Pesado and his Birthday IS wrong. It should be 1986. Also, if you could please add his win at the Las Vegas Summer Open, it would be greatly appreciated. (Gold at MH and Absolute). Thanks and great job on all the pages! If you have any questions, feel free to contact me via his FB Fan Page or my personal email.

  • Dansid jones says:

    Thanks for the nice and great article.

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