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Gabriel Rollo, also known as “Palito”, is a Brazilian jiu jitsu black belt under Rodrigo Cavaca, being regarded as one of the top lightweight competitors of his generation, having conquered medals in the sport/martial art’s top grappling tournaments such as the South American Championship, the World Championship, the Pan American Championship as well as the European Open.

Gabriel Rollo Jiu Jitsu

Full Name: Gabriel Rollo da Silva Pontes

Nickname: “Palito” means “toothpick” in Portuguese. The name was attributed to Gabriel by his friends who mocked his lanky frame.

Lineage: Mitsuyo Maeda > Carlos Gracie > Carlson Gracie > Élcio Figueiredo > Rodrigo Cavaca > Gabriel Rollo

Main Achievements:

  • IBJJF South American Champion (2014)
  • IBJJF Sao Paulo Open Champion (2014)
  • ADCC Trials Winner (2015)
  • CBJJ Brazilian National Championship Runner-up (2017)
  • IBJJF Rio BJJ Pro Runner-up (2014)
  • UAEJJF Abu Dhabi World Pro Championship Runner-up (2015)
  • IBJJF World Championship Runner-up (2010 brown)
  • IBJJF European Championship Runner-up (2015)
  • IBJJF Pan American Championship 3rd Place (2019, 2016, 2015)

Favorite Position/Technique: Armbar

Weight Division: Peso Leve (76kg/167lbs)

Team/Association: Checkmat

Gabriel Rollo Biography

Gabriel Rollo was born on the 3rd of October, 1986 in Santos, a São Paulo state coastal city well known for it’s wonderful beaches. Gabriel was a restless child, and as a consequence of this high energy, his parents enrolled him in several extracurricular activities such as judo, karate, tae kown do and capoeira from when he was 6 years of age. As he grew older, he became more interested in surfing, leaving all other activities behind.

When Gabriel was 18 years old, he was persuaded by his good friend and surfing buddy “Kaue” to come and try a jiu jitsu class. The reason being that when the two friends had no waves to surf, they could train jiu jitsu instead. This is when Gabriel met Paulo Theodoro.

Paulo Theodoro was Gabriel’s first coach. Rollo loved the hardness of jiu jitsu and immediately saw it as a sport he wanted to pursue. Originally from Rio de Janeiro, Theodoro took a shine to “Palito”, seeing great potential in him, always pushing for Gabriel to compete.

In 2007, one week after he awarded Rollo his the purple belt, Paulo Theodoro was brutally murdered. Gabriel was devastated by the loss and contemplated leaving jiu jitsu for good. Supported by his girlfriend (who later became his wife) and his friends he ended up joining Rodrigo Cavaca‘s academy (Cavaca Fight Trainer) a gym that became part of Checkmat’s team in 2008.

Coach Cavaca went on to grade Gabriel with his brown and black belts, the later on the 4th of July,2010 shortly after an excellent performance and silver medal at the World Championship at brown belt.

As Rodrigo Cavaca left Checkmat in 2013 to form his own academy, Zenith Jiu Jitsu, Gabriel “Palito” opted to split with his coach and keep his link with Checkmat and their camp.

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Gabriel Rollo Grappling Record

79 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    31 (39%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    13 (16%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    27 (34%)
  • BY DECISION
    5 (6%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    2 (3%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

27 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Armbar
37
10
#86e620
Choke from back
19
5
#5AD3D1
Bow and arrow
7
2
#d1212a
RNC
7
2
#fad11b
Cross choke
7
2
#f58822
Submission
4
1
#224aba
Ezekiel
4
1
#ff9124
Kneebar
4
1
#bf1f6c
Choke
4
1
#22c9a5
Heel hook
4
1
#fad223
Guillotine
4
1
27
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
36 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    15 (42%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    8 (22%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    7 (19%)
  • BY DECISION
    5 (14%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    1 (3%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

7 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
Footlock
14
1
#86e620
Estima lock
14
1
#5AD3D1
Armbar
14
1
#d1212a
Choke from back
14
1
#fad11b
Darce choke
14
1
#f58822
Heel hook
14
1
#224aba
Toe hold
14
1
7
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Gabriel Rollo Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
3112Clark GracieClark GracieLFootlockWorld Champ.82KG4F2011
3352Victor EstimaVictor EstimaLEstima lockNo Gi Worlds82KG4F2011
3843Murilo SantanaMurilo SantanaLArmbarBrasileiro82KGF2012
4049Kron GracieKron GracieLPts: 4x4, AdvWorld Champ.82KG8F2012
4578DJ JacksonDJ JacksonLAdvPan American82KGR22013
5759Lucas LepriLucas LepriLPts: 2x0World Champ.76KGR12014
6113Vinicius MarinhoVinicius MarinhoLPts: 2x2, AdvRio BJJ Pro82KGF2014
6538Michael LanghiMichael LanghiLReferee DecisionEuropean76KGF2015
6787AJ AgazarmAJ AgazarmLPts: 2x0Pan American76KGSF2015
7081Lucas LepriLucas LepriLChoke from backWorld Pro75KGF2015
7420Lucas LepriLucas LepriLPts: 4x0World Champ.76KGSF2015
7921Davi RamosDavi RamosLPts: 3x0ADCC77KG4F2015
8033Caio AlmeidaCaio AlmeidaLPointsBrazil Nat. Pro77KGR12015
8047Paulo MiyaoPaulo MiyaoLPts: 4x2Brazil Nat. ProU77KGF2015
8136Lucas ValleLPts: 2x2, AdvDesafio UK82KGRR2015
8138Felipe CesarFelipe CesarLPts: 4x2Desafio UK82KGF2015
8326Anderson LiraLPts: 5x2SP National Pro77KG4F2015
8392Mansher KheraMansher KheraLPts: 4x0NoGi Worlds73KG4F2015
9247Francisco IturraldeFrancisco IturraldeLPts: 2x2, AdvPan American76KGSF2016
9551Felipe CesarFelipe CesarLPts: 2x0World Pro77KGR12016
9954Edwin NajmiEdwin NajmiLDarce chokeWorld Champ.76KGSF2016
11034Alexandre CavaliereAlexandre CavaliereLPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam RJ77KGF2016
11657Felipe CesarFelipe CesarLReferee DecisionADCC SP Trials77KGSF2017
11707Marcelo MafraMarcelo MafraLReferee DecisionADCC RJ77KGF2017
12112Renato CanutoRenato CanutoLPts: 2x2, AdvPan American76KG4F2017
12705Michael LanghiMichael LanghiLPts: 2x0Brasileiro76KGF2017
13047Yan LucasYan LucasLPts: 2x0World Champ.76KG8F2017
13225Luan CarvalhoLuan CarvalhoLPts: 5x2SP BJJ Pro82KGSF2017
13406Helton JoseHelton JoseLAdvACBJJ WorldABSSF2017
14530Hugo MarquesHugo MarquesLPts: 4x2ACB JJ Worlds75KGSF2017
14540Max GimenisMax GimenisLHeel hookACB JJ WorldsABSSF2017
16395Jake MackenzieJake MackenzieLReferee DecisionWorld Champ.76KGR32018
19376Levi JonesLevi JonesLPts: 2x2, PenPan American76KGSF2019
19524Servio TulioServio TulioLReferee DecisionADCC SP Trials77KG4F2019
20036M.LeonisonLToe holdBrasileiro76KG4F2019
22915Gabriel FigueiroGabriel FigueiroLPointsCuritiba SO76KG4F2020
3034Ruben NicolaiWChoke from backWorld Champ.82KGRDS2011
3048Bruno AlvesBruno AlvesWPointsWorld Champ.82KGRDS2011
3840Davi RamosDavi RamosWPts: 2x2, AdvBrasileiro82KG4F2012
3842Gustavo JunqueiraWBow and arrowBrasileiro82KGSF2012
4568Brent PrimusWN/APan American82KGR12013
6234Theodoro CanalTheodoro CanalWChoke from backSouth American76KGF2014
6290Fabio CaloiFabio CaloiWArmbarKing of Fights76KGSPF2014
6528Sebastian CalloudWArmbarEuropean76KGR22015
6534Oliver GeddesOliver GeddesWPts: 9x0European76KG4F2015
6537Rafael PereiraWArmbarEuropean76KGSF2015
6679Matheus AlemãoWPts: 0x0, AdvGramado Trials75KGR12015
6680Theodoro CanalTheodoro CanalWPts: 7x0Gramado Trials75KG4F2015
6682Caio AlmeidaCaio AlmeidaWPts: 4x0Gramado Trials75KGF2015
6779Victor MatosWPts: 7x0Pan American76KGR22015
6786Sergio BeniniSergio BeniniWBow and arrowPan American76KG4F2015
7031Renan CineaouWArmbarADCC SP77KGR12015
7033Diego HenriqueWKneebarADCC SP77KGR22015
7036Thiago GaiaThiago GaiaWArmbarADCC SP77KG4F2015
7037Diego HenriqueWPointsADCC SP77KGSF2015
7039Claudio MattosClaudio MattosWPts: 0x0, PenADCC SP77KGF2015
7071Shane KoheiWChokeWorld Pro75KGR12015
7075Italo LinsItalo LinsWPointsWorld Pro75KG4F2015
7079Mario ReisMario ReisWPts: 3x0World Pro75KGSF2015
7411Andris BrunovskisAndris BrunovskisWChoke from backWorld Champ.76KG8F2015
7419Michael LieraMichael LieraWPts: 2x2, AdvWorld Champ.76KG4F2015
7919Enrico CoccoEnrico CoccoWPts: 8x0ADCC77KGR12015
8046Wellington LuisWellington LuisWPts: 0x0, AdvBrazil Nat. ProU77KGSF2015
8121Felipe CesarFelipe CesarWPts: 5x2Desafio UK82KGRR2015
8123Claudio MattosClaudio MattosWPts: 2x2, AdvDesafio UK82KGRR2015
8125Luciano BernertWPts: 22x0Desafio UK82KGRR2015
8129Hermes FrançaWArmbarDesafio UK82KGRR2015
8322Rodrigo AlmeidaWArmbarSP National Pro77KGR12015
8330Wellington LuisWellington LuisWPts: 4x2SP National ProABS4F2015
8332Felipe CesarFelipe CesarWPts: 2x2, AdvSP National ProABSF2015
8387Ross NichollsRoss NichollsWPts: 6x2NoGi Worlds73KG8F2015
9238Christian LopezWArmbarPan American76KG8F2016
9244Andris BrunovskisAndris BrunovskisWPts: 4x4, AdvPan American76KG4F2016
9931Diego VivaldoDiego VivaldoWN/AWorld Champ.76KGR12016
9946Rafael BabosaWPts: 4x4, AdvWorld Champ.76KGR22016
9950Michael LanghiMichael LanghiWReferee DecisionWorld Champ.76KG4F2016
10119Diego VivaldoDiego VivaldoWPts: 10x0SP BJJ Pro82KG4F2016
10120Caio AlmeidaCaio AlmeidaWPts: 11x2SP BJJ Pro82KGSF2016
10121Stefano CorreaWReferee DecisionSP BJJ Pro82KGF2016
10365UnknownWPointsOne Challenge75KG4F2016
10366Rodrigo CaporalRodrigo CaporalWPointsOne Challenge75KGSF2016
10367Bruno BarbosaBruno BarbosaWPointsOne Challenge75KGF2016
10533Marco QueirozWChoke from backSao Paulo Open76KGR12016
10536Djalma JuniorWPts: 5x0Sao Paulo Open76KG4F2016
10538F. NascimentoWArmbarSao Paulo Open76KGSF2016
10540Julio AnjosJulio AnjosWReferee DecisionSao Paulo Open76KGF2016
10951Sandro VieiraWN/ABJJ Rio Pro82KGR12016
10956Manuel RibamarManuel RibamarWPts: 8x4BJJ Rio Pro82KGSF2016
10958Luan CarvalhoLuan CarvalhoWPts: 2x2, AdvBJJ Rio Pro82KGF2016
11019Celso ViniciusCelso ViniciusWPts: 2x2, AdvGrand Slam RJ77KGR22016
11025Wellington EllerWN/AGrand Slam RJ77KG8F2016
11030Matheus CostaMatheus CostaWArmbarGrand Slam RJ77KG4F2016
11031Jhonny LoureiroJhonny LoureiroWPts: 2x2, AdvGrand Slam RJ77KGSF2016
11655UnknownWReferee DecisionADCC SP Trials77KG4F2017
11691Paulo SilvaWRNCADCC RJ77KGR12017
11697João GabrielWRNCADCC RJ77KGR22017
11701Udi LimaWHeel hookADCC RJ77KG8F2017
11703Thiago AbreuThiago AbreuWGuillotineADCC RJ77KG4F2017
11705Claudio MattosClaudio MattosWPenADCC RJ77KGSF2017
12084Julio AlmeidaWCross chokePan American76KGR12017
12106Joao AlvesWPts: 7x2Pan American76KG8F2017
12685Henrique RiosWChoke from backBrasileiro76KGR12017
12693Leo CarlosWSubmissionBrasileiro76KGR22017
12701Rodrigo ConceicaoRodrigo ConceicaoWPts: 3x0Brasileiro76KG4F2017
12703Jose CarlosJose CarlosWEzekielBrasileiro76KGSF2017
13221Ygor DantasWN/ASP BJJ Pro82KG4F2017
13399Magomedov ShamilWPointsACBJJ World75KGSF2017
13400Wim DeputterWReferee DecisionACBJJ World75KGF2017
16388Piter FrankWPts: 6x6, AdvWorld Champ.76KGR22018
19112Celso ViniciusCelso ViniciusWAdvBJJ Stars82KGSPF2019
19371Endres BarbosaEndres BarbosaWInjuryPan American76KG8F2019
19373Francisco IturraldeFrancisco IturraldeWPts: 16x4Pan American76KG4F2019
19521N/AWPointsADCC SP Trials77KGR22019
20016Rodolpho BorgesWCross chokeBrasileiro76KGR12019
22911Guilherme SilvaWN/ACuritiba SO76KGR12020

Gabriel Rollo vs Fabio Caloi (2014)

Gabriel Rollo vs Theodoro Canal (2014)

5050 Guard Instructional by Lachlan Giles

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