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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

84 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    34 (40%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    13 (15%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    29 (35%)
  • BY DECISION
    5 (6%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    2 (2%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

29 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Armbar
38
11
#86e620
Choke from back
21
6
#5AD3D1
RNC
7
2
#d1212a
Cross choke
7
2
#fad11b
Bow and arrow
7
2
#f58822
Kneebar
3
1
#224aba
Choke
3
1
#ff9124
Heel hook
3
1
#bf1f6c
Guillotine
3
1
#22c9a5
Submission
3
1
#fad223
Ezekiel
3
1
29
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
38 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    17 (45%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    8 (21%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    7 (18%)
  • BY DECISION
    5 (13%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    1 (3%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

7 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
Armbar
14
1
#86e620
Choke from back
14
1
#5AD3D1
Darce choke
14
1
#d1212a
Heel hook
14
1
#fad11b
Toe hold
14
1
#f58822
Footlock
14
1
#224aba
Estima lock
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
3842Murilo SantanaMurilo SantanaLArmbarBrasileiro82KGF2012
4048Kron GracieKron GracieLPts: 4x4, AdvWorld Champ.82KG8F2012
4582DJ JacksonDJ JacksonLAdvPan American82KGR22013
5776Lucas LepriLucas LepriLPts: 2x0World Champ.76KGR12014
6130Vinicius MarinhoVinicius MarinhoLPts: 2x2, AdvRio BJJ Pro82KGF2014
6558Michael LanghiMichael LanghiLReferee DecisionEuropean76KGF2015
6809AJ AgazarmAJ AgazarmLPts: 2x0Pan American76KGSF2015
7103Lucas LepriLucas LepriLChoke from backWorld Pro75KGF2015
7442Lucas LepriLucas LepriLPts: 4x0World Champ.76KGSF2015
7943Davi RamosDavi RamosLPts: 3x0ADCC77KG4F2015
8055Caio AlmeidaCaio AlmeidaLPointsBrazil Nat. Pro77KGR12015
8069Paulo MiyaoPaulo MiyaoLPts: 4x2Brazil Nat. ProU77KGF2015
8158Lucas ValleLPts: 2x2, AdvDesafio UK82KGRR2015
8160Felipe CesarFelipe CesarLPts: 4x2Desafio UK82KGF2015
8348Anderson LiraLPts: 5x2SP National Pro77KG4F2015
8414Mansher KheraMansher KheraLPts: 4x0NoGi Worlds73KG4F2015
9271Francisco IturraldeFrancisco IturraldeLPts: 2x2, AdvPan American76KGSF2016
9577Felipe CesarFelipe CesarLPts: 2x0World Pro77KGR12016
9981Edwin NajmiEdwin NajmiLDarce chokeWorld Champ.76KGSF2016
11062Alexandre CavaliereAlexandre CavaliereLPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam RJ77KGF2016
11700Felipe CesarFelipe CesarLReferee DecisionADCC SP Trials77KGSF2017
11750Marcelo MafraMarcelo MafraLReferee DecisionADCC RJ77KGF2017
12166Renato CanutoRenato CanutoLPts: 2x2, AdvPan American76KG4F2017
12762Michael LanghiMichael LanghiLPts: 2x0Brasileiro76KGF2017
13107Yan LucasYan LucasLPts: 2x0World Champ.76KG8F2017
13287Luan CarvalhoLuan CarvalhoLPts: 5x2SP BJJ Pro82KGSF2017
13471Helton JoseHelton JoseLAdvACBJJ WorldABSSF2017
14609Hugo MarquesHugo MarquesLPts: 4x2ACB JJ Worlds75KGSF2017
14619Max GimenisMax GimenisLHeel hookACB JJ WorldsABSSF2017
16497Jake MackenzieJake MackenzieLReferee DecisionWorld Champ.76KGR32018
19584Levi JonesLevi JonesLPts: 2x2, PenPan American76KGSF2019
19733Servio TulioServio TulioLReferee DecisionADCC SP Trials77KG4F2019
20259M.LeonisonLToe holdBrasileiro76KG4F2019
23331Gabriel FigueiroGabriel FigueiroLPointsCuritiba SO76KG4F2020
26360Pedro MaiaPedro MaiaLPts: 3x0SA Cont. Pro77KG4F2021
26365Luan CarvalhoLuan CarvalhoLPts: 1x1SA Cont. Pro77KGRPC2021
3034Ruben NicolaiWChoke from backWorld Champ.82KGRDS2011
3048Bruno AlvesBruno AlvesWPointsWorld Champ.82KGRDS2011
3839Davi RamosDavi RamosWPts: 2x2, AdvBrasileiro82KG4F2012
3841Gustavo JunqueiraWBow and arrowBrasileiro82KGSF2012
4572Brent PrimusWN/APan American82KGR12013
6251Theodoro CanalTheodoro CanalWChoke from backSouth American76KGF2014
6307Fabio CaloiFabio CaloiWArmbarKing of Fights76KGSPF2014
6548Sebastian CalloudWArmbarEuropean76KGR22015
6554Oliver GeddesOliver GeddesWPts: 9x0European76KG4F2015
6557Rafael PereiraWArmbarEuropean76KGSF2015
6701Matheus AlemãoWPts: 0x0, AdvGramado Trials75KGR12015
6702Theodoro CanalTheodoro CanalWPts: 7x0Gramado Trials75KG4F2015
6704Caio AlmeidaCaio AlmeidaWPts: 4x0Gramado Trials75KGF2015
6801Victor MatosWPts: 7x0Pan American76KGR22015
6808Sergio BeniniSergio BeniniWBow and arrowPan American76KG4F2015
7053Renan CineaouWArmbarADCC SP77KGR12015
7055Diego HenriqueWKneebarADCC SP77KGR22015
7058Thiago GaiaThiago GaiaWArmbarADCC SP77KG4F2015
7059Diego HenriqueWPointsADCC SP77KGSF2015
7061Claudio MattosClaudio MattosWPts: 0x0, PenADCC SP77KGF2015
7093Shane KoheiWChokeWorld Pro75KGR12015
7097Italo LinsItalo LinsWPointsWorld Pro75KG4F2015
7101Mario ReisMario ReisWPts: 3x0World Pro75KGSF2015
7433Andris BrunovskisAndris BrunovskisWChoke from backWorld Champ.76KG8F2015
7441Michael LieraMichael LieraWPts: 2x2, AdvWorld Champ.76KG4F2015
7941Enrico CoccoEnrico CoccoWPts: 8x0ADCC77KGR12015
8068Wellington LuisWellington LuisWPts: 0x0, AdvBrazil Nat. ProU77KGSF2015
8143Felipe CesarFelipe CesarWPts: 5x2Desafio UK82KGRR2015
8145Claudio MattosClaudio MattosWPts: 2x2, AdvDesafio UK82KGRR2015
8147Luciano BernertWPts: 22x0Desafio UK82KGRR2015
8151Hermes FrançaWArmbarDesafio UK82KGRR2015
8344Rodrigo AlmeidaWArmbarSP National Pro77KGR12015
8352Wellington LuisWellington LuisWPts: 4x2SP National ProABS4F2015
8354Felipe CesarFelipe CesarWPts: 2x2, AdvSP National ProABSF2015
8409Ross NichollsRoss NichollsWPts: 6x2NoGi Worlds73KG8F2015
9262Christian LopezWArmbarPan American76KG8F2016
9268Andris BrunovskisAndris BrunovskisWPts: 4x4, AdvPan American76KG4F2016
9958Diego VivaldoDiego VivaldoWN/AWorld Champ.76KGR12016
9973Rafael BabosaWPts: 4x4, AdvWorld Champ.76KGR22016
9977Michael LanghiMichael LanghiWReferee DecisionWorld Champ.76KG4F2016
10146Diego VivaldoDiego VivaldoWPts: 10x0SP BJJ Pro82KG4F2016
10147Caio AlmeidaCaio AlmeidaWPts: 11x2SP BJJ Pro82KGSF2016
10148Stefano CorreaWReferee DecisionSP BJJ Pro82KGF2016
10392UnknownWPointsOne Challenge75KG4F2016
10393Rodrigo CaporalRodrigo CaporalWPointsOne Challenge75KGSF2016
10394Bruno BarbosaBruno BarbosaWPointsOne Challenge75KGF2016
10560Marco QueirozWChoke from backSao Paulo Open76KGR12016
10563Djalma JuniorWPts: 5x0Sao Paulo Open76KG4F2016
10565F. NascimentoWArmbarSao Paulo Open76KGSF2016
10567Julio AnjosJulio AnjosWReferee DecisionSao Paulo Open76KGF2016
10979Sandro VieiraWN/ABJJ Rio Pro82KGR12016
10984Manuel RibamarManuel RibamarWPts: 8x4BJJ Rio Pro82KGSF2016
10986Luan CarvalhoLuan CarvalhoWPts: 2x2, AdvBJJ Rio Pro82KGF2016
11047Celso ViniciusCelso ViniciusWPts: 2x2, AdvGrand Slam RJ77KGR22016
11053Wellington EllerWN/AGrand Slam RJ77KG8F2016
11058Matheus CostaMatheus CostaWArmbarGrand Slam RJ77KG4F2016
11059Jhonny LoureiroJhonny LoureiroWPts: 2x2, AdvGrand Slam RJ77KGSF2016
11698UnknownWReferee DecisionADCC SP Trials77KG4F2017
11734Paulo SilvaWRNCADCC RJ77KGR12017
11740João GabrielWRNCADCC RJ77KGR22017
11744Udi LimaWHeel hookADCC RJ77KG8F2017
11746Thiago AbreuThiago AbreuWGuillotineADCC RJ77KG4F2017
11748Claudio MattosClaudio MattosWPenADCC RJ77KGSF2017
12138Julio AlmeidaWCross chokePan American76KGR12017
12160Joao AlvesWPts: 7x2Pan American76KG8F2017
12742Henrique RiosWChoke from backBrasileiro76KGR12017
12750Leo CarlosWSubmissionBrasileiro76KGR22017
12758Rodrigo ConceicaoRodrigo ConceicaoWPts: 3x0Brasileiro76KG4F2017
12760Jose CarlosJose CarlosWEzekielBrasileiro76KGSF2017
13283Ygor DantasWN/ASP BJJ Pro82KG4F2017
13464Magomedov ShamilWPointsACBJJ World75KGSF2017
13465Wim DeputterWReferee DecisionACBJJ World75KGF2017
16490Piter FrankWPts: 6x6, AdvWorld Champ.76KGR22018
19306Celso ViniciusCelso ViniciusWAdvBJJ Stars82KGSPF2019
19579Endres BarbosaEndres BarbosaWInjuryPan American76KG8F2019
19581Francisco IturraldeFrancisco IturraldeWPts: 16x4Pan American76KG4F2019
19730N/AWPointsADCC SP Trials77KGR22019
20239Rodolpho BorgesWCross chokeBrasileiro76KGR12019
23327Guilherme SilvaWN/ACuritiba SO76KGR12020
23832Caio AlmeidaCaio AlmeidaWChoke from backBJJ StarsN/ASPF2020
25050Milton VieiraWArmbarBJJ Stars 581KGSPF2021
26335Luis RibasWPts: 9x3SA Cont. Pro77KGR12021
26348Yan SilveiraWPts: 1x0SA Cont. Pro77KGR22021
26356Leandro LimaWPts: 2x1SA Cont. Pro77KG8F2021

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Gabriel Rollo vs Theodoro Canal (2014)

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