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Manuel Ribamar, also known as “Riba”, is a black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu under Rodrigo Pinheiro and Cicero Costha, being regarded as one of the top middleweight competitors of his generation in the sport. Born in the state of Amazonas – Brazil, Ribamar has had a few different coaches going up the ranks, but it was at Cicero Costha’s PSLPB academy that his grappling style truly developed, earning him titles at the World and South American Championships.

Manuel Ribamar Jiu Jitsu

Full Name: Manuel Ribamar V. de Oliveira Filho

Nickname: “Riba” which is short for Ribamar.

Lineage 1: Carlos Gracie > Helio Gracie > Royler Gracie > Rodrigo Pinheiro > Manuel Ribamar

Lineage 2: Carlos GracieHelio GracieRickson GracieMarcelo BehringWaldomiro PerezRoberto GodoiMarco Barbosa > Cicero Costha > Manuel Ribamar

Main Achievements:

  • 1st Place IBJJF European Open (2020)
  • 1st Place IBJJF World Championship No-Gi (2019)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Austin Open (2018/2016/2015)
  • 1st Place IBJJF San Antonio Open (2015**)
  • 1st Place WSOG II (2018)
  • 1st Place IBJJF NY BJJ Pro (2018)
  • 1st Place UAEJJF Grand Slam, LA (2019)
  • 2nd Place UAEJJF Grand Slam, RJ (2016)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF Rio BJJ Pro (2016)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF San Antonio Open (2016*)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF World Championship No-Gi (2018)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF Pan Championship (2020 / 2021)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF San Antonio Open (2016)

Main Achievements (Colored Belts):

  • 1st Place IBJJF World Championship (2015 brown)
  • 1st Place IBJJF South American Championship (2014/2013 brown)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Sao Paulo Open (2014 brown)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF Sao Paulo Open (2014* brown, 2013 purple)

Favorite Position/Technique: Toreando Guard Pass

Weight Division: Peso Médio (82kg/181lbs)

Team/Association: Rodrigo Pinheiro/New School Brotherhood

Manuel Ribamar Biography

Manuel Ribamar was born on the 22nd of September, 1993 in the state of Amazonas – Brazil. Growing up “Riba” practiced a variety of sporting activities, from football (soccer) to judo, capoeira, and even skating.

When he was around 12 years old, Manuel started spending more time with his older brother – Bosco Junior, who was a brown belt in jiu-jitsu at the time. Bosco would have sparring sessions with friends at their house, on an improvised mat, which was how Riba was introduced to grappling. These rolling sessions lasted for a few weeks until one day Junior took Ribamar to a shopping center and bought him a gi as a gift. On that same day, he also took Riba to his first official class at Itamar Coty’s academy.

Though he had a few classes with coach Coty, it was Orley Lobato who took Ribamar all the way to an orange belt. With time Riba’s older brother moved out of Lobato’s gym, to open his own team together with old school coach Agenor Alvez. Manuel followed his steps. This team ended up closing in a short amount of time due to a lack of commitment and payment of monthly fees by the students. The closing of his brother’s academy led Riba to the illustrious Master Faustino Neto, commonly known as “Pina”. One of the historic figures of the sport in Manaus.

Master Pina graded Manuel Ribamar to blue and purple belt, after which he offered Riba a trip to Europe, where he could stay at Anderson Pereira’s gym (Icon Jiu-Jitsu). Although Riba enjoyed the experience thoroughly, he injured his knee and had to return to Brazil. Without the resources to finance the required knee surgery, Manuel remained 15 months away from the mats, working to obtain funds for the treatment.

Once recovered, Manuel decided to commit himself fully to the sport, selling all his belongings and moving to São Paulo where he became part of Cicero Costha’s team (Projecto Social Lutando Pelo Bem – PSLPB). Training alongside big names such as the Miyao Brothers, Leandro Lo, Yago de Souza and Wellington “Alemao” (to name a few), Ribamar truly started developing as a grappler, earning his most prestigious achievements and also his brown belt.

In 2015 Ribamar managed to meet the funds that allowed him to travel to the US and compete in the Pan American Championshionship. Manuel had a disappointing performance at the tournament, but believing in his potential and helped by Rodrigo Pinheiro he managed to remain in the country to compete at the World Championship the following month.

Rodrigo Pinheiro was of tremendous assistance to Ribamar, who took part in his camp ahead of the “Mundial” (a tournament Riba won with flying colors). Manuel remained in the US for a while after the World Championship, and as he intended to compete in the US, Master Ribeiro graded him with his black belt (fully authorized by Cicero Costha).

During the second semester of 2016 started representing the New School Brotherhood academy, a team formed by a few old PSLPB students. Ribamar said of his decision: “I still represent Rodrigo Pinheiro in the Texas region, but working with Brotherhood in international tournaments. When I returned to Sao Paulo this year, I didn’t recognise anyone anymore [at PSLPB]. All my friends were now training with Leandro, I had to go where I felt comfortable” (November 18,2016).

Manuel Ribamar MATCH STATS

Overall Positions

CONQUERED MOVES AVERAGE 1.47

OVERALL CONQUERED

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Bottom Game

Top Game

Stand-up-game

Breakdown
Close Open
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Bottom Game

Top Game

Stand-up-game

OPPONENT W/L TOP BOTTOM STAND UP EVENT ROUND YEAR
Gabriel Arges L 0 3 0 World RR 2016
Santeri Lilius W 5 1 0 World RR 2017
Gabriel Procopio W 0 1 0 Pans RR 2018
Michael Liera W 1 1 0 World NG 4F 2018
Michael Trasso W 0 1 0 World NG RR 2018
David Raab W 2 1 0 World RR 2018
Claudio Calasans W 0 1 0 Pans RR 2019
Edmund Kim W 2 0 0 Pans RR 2019
Max Lindblad W 0 2 0 World RR 2019
JT Torres L 0 1 0 World 4F 2019

Manuel Ribamar Grappling Record

106 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    53 (50%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    9 (8%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    25 (24%)
  • BY DECISION
    16 (15%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY EBI/OT
    1 (1%)

25 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Armbar
36
9
#86e620
Choke from back
12
3
#5AD3D1
RNC
12
3
#d1212a
Arm in Ezekiel
12
3
#fad11b
Toe hold
8
2
#f58822
Cross choke
4
1
#224aba
Submission
4
1
#ff9124
Short choke
4
1
#bf1f6c
Kimura
4
1
#22c9a5
Verbal tap
4
1
25
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
50 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    17 (34%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    9 (18%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    15 (30%)
  • BY DECISION
    7 (14%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    1 (2%)
  • BY EBI/OT
    1 (2%)

15 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
Armbar
13
2
#86e620
Choke from back
13
2
#5AD3D1
Wristlock
7
1
#d1212a
Submission
7
1
#fad11b
RNC
7
1
#f58822
Triangle armbar
7
1
#224aba
Guillotine
7
1
#ff9124
50/50 armbar
7
1
#bf1f6c
Inside heel hook
7
1
#22c9a5
Outside heel hook
7
1
#fad223
Short choke
7
1
#03861f
Kimura
7
1
#039a1f
Kneebar
7
1
15
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Manuel Ribamar Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
7511Jaime CanutoJaime CanutoLPts: 4x2Matshark Open82KGF2015
7821Vinicius MarinhoVinicius MarinhoLPts: 4x3SP Open82KG4F2015
8411DJ JacksonDJ JacksonLPts: 2x0NoGi Worlds79KG8F2015
8761Jose PortilloLEBI/OTOnnit Invit.ABSSF2015
9279JT TorresJT TorresLPts: 6x4Pan American82KG8F2016
9353Abraham MarteAbraham MarteLKimuraPan AmericanABSR22016
9683Lucas BarbosaLucas BarbosaLPointsSan Antonio Open88KGSF2016
9694Lucas BarbosaLucas BarbosaLChoke from backSan Antonio OpenABSF2016
9976Gabriel ArgesGabriel ArgesLPts: 8x8, AdvWorld Champ.82KGR22016
10194Victor SilverioVictor SilverioLReferee DecisionAmerican Nats82KGF2016
10315Inacio NetoInacio NetoLKneebarAustin OpenABSSF2016
10971Gabriel RolloGabriel RolloLPts: 8x4BJJ Rio Pro82KGSF2016
11496Claudio CalasansClaudio CalasansLWristlockEuropean OpenABSSF2017
11596Adam WardzinskiAdam WardzinskiLPts: 2x0European Open94KG4F2017
11789Diego BorgesDiego BorgesLPointsManaus Nat. Pro85KGSF2017
11790Rodrigo FajardoRodrigo FajardoLSubmissionManaus Nat. Pro85KG3RD2017
12186Lucas BarbosaLucas BarbosaLReferee DecisionPan American88KG8F2017
12580Rafael CarvalhoLPts: 2x2, AdvWP BR Qualifier85KG4F2017
13121Isaque BahienseIsaque BahienseLPts: 6x0World Champ.82KG8F2017
13331Lucas BarbosaLucas BarbosaLPts: 3x2American Nats88KGSF2017
13463Josh HingerJosh HingerLArmbarAustin Open94KGF2017
13747Michael LieraMichael LieraLPts: 5x0San Diego Pro82KG4F2017
13791Victor SilverioVictor SilverioLChoke from backGrand Slam LA85KGR12017
14044Gabriel LucasGabriel LucasLPointsDallas Fall OpenABSSF2017
14652Michael LieraMichael LieraLPts: 0x0, AdvNoGi Worlds79KGR22017
14708Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusLRNCNoGi WorldsABS4F2017
15107Lucas ValenteLucas ValenteLAdvHouston Open82KGSF2018
15375Otavio SousaOtavio SousaLReferee DecisionPan American82KG4F2018
15928Marcos TinocoMarcos TinocoLPts: 2x0NY Spring Open82KGSF2018
16498Jaime CanutoJaime CanutoLPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Champ.82KG8F2018
16647Horlando MonteiroHorlando MonteiroLTriangle armbarAmerican Nat. NGABSF2018
17233Kaynan DuarteKaynan DuarteLPts: 6x2Las Vegas OpenABSSF2018
18019Kaynan DuarteKaynan DuarteLGuillotineSJJIF NG WorldABSF2018
18570Jaime CanutoJaime CanutoLReferee DecisionNoGi Worlds79KGSF2018
18750Lucas BarbosaLucas BarbosaLPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam AD85KGSF2019
18781Isaque BahienseIsaque BahienseLReferee DecisionKing of Mats II85KGRR2019
18787Gabriel ArgesGabriel ArgesLPts: 4x2King of Mats II85KGSF2019
19541Jaime CanutoJaime CanutoLReferee DecisionPan American82KG4F2019
19952Thiago SaThiago SaLPts: 0x0, AdvWP BR Qualifier85KG4F2019
20555JT TorresJT TorresL50/50 armbarWorld Champ.82KGR22019
21531Max LindbladMax LindbladLPts: 8x6King Of Mats85KGRR2019
22682Victor HugoVictor HugoLPts: 0x0, AdvNoGi WorldsABSR12019
22911Fellipe TrovoFellipe TrovoLPointsEuropean OpenABSR22020
23603Roberto JimenezRoberto JimenezLArmbar3CG Kumite88KG4F2020
23727Gabriel AlmeidaGabriel AlmeidaLReferee DecisionF2W 14993KGSPF2020
24034Matheus LunaMatheus LunaLPts: 2x2, PenPan American88KGSF2020
24085Jon BlankJon BlankLInside heel hookF2W 15484KGSPF2020
25073William TackettWilliam TackettLOutside heel hookF2W 16684KGSPF2021
25390Mason FowlerMason FowlerLShort choke3CG 6 AbsoluteABS4F2021
27397Andre PorfirioAndre PorfirioLPts: 2x2, AdvPan American88KGSF2021
7510UnknownWArmbarMatshark Open82KGSF2015
7515Jason SolizWPts: 5x2Houston GP82KG4F2015
7516Chris WestfallWVerbal tapHouston GP82KGSF2015
7733Gleidson CurtisWPts: 18x0Austin Open82KG4F2015
7734Trenton CookeWArmbarAustin Open82KGSF2015
7735Sam SnowWArm in EzekielAustin Open82KGF2015
7816Ericson DiasWChoke from backSP Open82KGR12015
8705Gleidson CurtisWPts: 16x2San Antonio Open82KGF2015
8708Ed RamosWPts: 12x6San Antonio OpenABS4F2015
8711Inacio NetoInacio NetoWPts: 2x2, AdvSan Antonio OpenABSSF2015
8712Pedro MelloPedro MelloWPts: 4x2San Antonio OpenABSF2015
8759Robert RodriguezWEBI/OTOnnit Invit.ABS4F2015
9263Nathan MendelshonWPts: 2x0Pan American82KGR12016
9689Darson HemmingsDarson HemmingsWArm in EzekielSan Antonio OpenABSR12016
9691Inacio NetoInacio NetoWPts: 6x2San Antonio OpenABS4F2016
9693Victor SilverioVictor SilverioWPts: 6x4San Antonio OpenABSSF2016
10191Stephen MartinezWPts: 13x0American Nats82KG4F2016
10193Lucas ValleWArmbarAmerican Nats82KGSF2016
10301Nathan MendelsohnNathan MendelsohnWPointsBJJ Tour82KG4F2016
10302Marcus AntelanteMarcus AntelanteWPts: 10x2BJJ Tour82KGSF2016
10303Rafael BarbosaRafael BarbosaWPts: 4x0BJJ Tour82KGF2016
10309Mark TurnerWRNCAustin Open82KGSF2016
10310Randolph WelchWArmbarAustin Open82KGF2016
10313Felipe BuenoWPointsAustin OpenABS4F2016
10717Davy MendesWN/AManaus Open82KGSF2016
10718Chaise AlbuquerqueWPointsManaus Open82KGF2016
10967Renan SancarWPts: 10x0BJJ Rio Pro82KGR12016
10970Matheus KnorrWPointsBJJ Rio Pro82KG4F2016
11056Fabio FerrazWRNCGrand Slam RJ85KG8F2016
11061Gabriel ArgesGabriel ArgesWDQGrand Slam RJ85KG4F2016
11479Martin GobelWArmbarEuropean OpenABSR12017
11487Marcio AndreMarcio AndreWPts: 2x0European OpenABS8F2017
11492Lucio RodriguesLucio RodriguesWPts: 0x0, AdvEuropean OpenABS4F2017
11588Alberto OrtizWPts: 9x0European Open94KG8F2017
11787Jose CoelhoWArmbarManaus Nat. Pro85KG4F2017
12577Rodrigo FajardoRodrigo FajardoWPts: 0x0, AdvWP BR Qualifier85KGR12017
13113Santeri LiliusSanteri LiliusWPts: 19x0World Champ.82KGR12017
13328Cleves MatosWN/AAmerican Nats88KG4F2017
13461Inacio NetoInacio NetoWPointsAustin Open94KGSF2017
13743John CombsJohn CombsWPts: 4x2San Diego Pro82KGR12017
14378Dante LeonDante LeonWPts: 3x2BJJ NY Pro82KG4F2017
14382Marcos TinocoMarcos TinocoWPts: 2x2, AdvBJJ NY Pro82KGSF2017
14503Samuel DiasWPointsSan Antonio Open82KGSF2017
14504Kurt PantleWToe holdSan Antonio Open82KGF2017
14702Thiago SaThiago SaWPts: 2x0NoGi WorldsABSR22017
15371Gabriel ProcopioGabriel ProcopioWToe holdPan American82KG8F2018
15926Ricardo PenaWPointsNY Spring Open82KG4F2018
16489David RaabDavid RaabWPts: 9x2World Champ.82KGR22018
16642Samir AbdolkaderWRNCAmerican Nat. NG85KGF2018
16645Francis CarlosWPts: 16x2American Nat. NGABS4F2018
16646Nisar LoynabNisar LoynabWPts: 0x0, AdvAmerican Nat. NGABSSF2018
16664Nisar LoynabNisar LoynabWPts: 7x4American Nat.88KGSF2018
16665Gabriel RochaWPts: 12x0American Nat.88KGF2018
16815Dante LeonDante LeonWPointsNY BJJ Pro82KGSF2018
16817Jonathan SatavaJonathan SatavaWPointsNY BJJ Pro82KGF2018
16897John RickellWPointsAustin Open88KGSF2018
16898Alika AngermanWCross chokeAustin Open88KGF2018
17230Cole FransonCole FransonWPointsLas Vegas OpenABS4F2018
17530Mateo TenzaraWSubmissionGrand Slam LA85KG4F2018
17533Diego RamalhoDiego RamalhoWReferee DecisionGrand Slam LA85KGSF2018
17534Rudson MateusRudson MateusWReferee DecisionGrand Slam LA85KGF2018
17742Jaime CanutoJaime CanutoWReferee DecisionWSOG 281KGR12018
17745Leonardo LaraLeonardo LaraWReferee DecisionWSOG 281KG8F2018
17748Sergio RiosSergio RiosWReferee DecisionWSOG 281KG4F2018
17751Gabriel ArgesGabriel ArgesWReferee DecisionWSOG 281KGSF2018
17753Victor SilverioVictor SilverioWReferee DecisionWSOG 281KGF2018
17999Cesar HerreraWArmbarSJJIF Worlds88KGSF2018
18001Gabriel AlmeidaGabriel AlmeidaWPointsSJJIF Worlds88KGF2018
18013Cesar HerreraWN/ASJJIF NG World85KGF2018
18403Pedro PalharesWPointsSan Antonio OpenABSSF2018
18548Marco AurelioWPts: 2x0NoGi Worlds79KGR12018
18559Michael TrassoMichael TrassoWPts: 2x0NoGi Worlds79KGR22018
18567Michael LieraMichael LieraWShort chokeNoGi Worlds79KG4F2018
18748DJ JacksonDJ JacksonWPts: 6x0Grand Slam AD85KG4F2019
18780Diego RamalhoDiego RamalhoWArmbarKing of Mats II85KGRR2019
18785DJ JacksonDJ JacksonWPts: 9x0King of Mats II85KGRR2019
18882Rubens FonsecaWArm in EzekielEuropean OpenABSR22019
19380DJ JacksonDJ JacksonWReferee DecisionF2W 10485KGSPF2019
19522Edmund KimWPts: 6x0Pan American82KGR12019
19536Claudio CalasansClaudio CalasansWArmbarPan American82KG8F2019
19790Carlos PalacioWChoke from backOrlando SPO88KGF2019
19792Stuart RandleWPointsOrlando SPOABS4F2019
19795Julyan SynanWPointsOrlando SPOABSSF2019
20538Max LindbladMax LindbladWPts: 6x6, AdvWorld Champ.82KGR12019
20757Gabriel AlmeidaGabriel AlmeidaWReferee DecisionF2W 11583KGSPF2019
20763Hunter NewtonWPointsThird Coast82KGSPF2019
21224Ralph SebexenWReferee DecisionF2W 12182KGSPF2019
21528Isaque BahienseIsaque BahienseWReferee DecisionKing Of Mats85KGRR2019
21533Nathan MendelsohnNathan MendelsohnWPts: 2x0King Of Mats85KGRR2019
21582Ronaldo JuniorRonaldo JuniorWPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam LA85KGR12019
21585Mathias LunaMathias LunaWPts: 2x0Grand Slam LA85KGSF2019
21587Marcos TinocoMarcos TinocoWPts: 2x2, AdvGrand Slam LA85KGF2019
22123Mauricio OliveiraMauricio OliveiraWReferee DecisionF2W 13082KGSPF2019
22675Jake WatsonJake WatsonWReferee DecisionF2W 13386KGSPF2019
22745Lucas RochaLucas RochaWPts: 9x0NoGi Worlds79KGR12019
22763Mathias LunaMathias LunaWPts: 0x0, AdvNoGi Worlds85KGSF2019
22764Gabriel AlmeidaGabriel AlmeidaWPts: 2x0NoGi Worlds85KGF2019
22985Espen MathiesenEspen MathiesenWPts: 22x0European Open88KGR12020
22990Rafael PaganiniRafael PaganiniWPts: 12x0European Open88KG4F2020
22991Jakub ZajkowskiJakub ZajkowskiWPts: 2x0European Open88KGSF2020
22993Bruno LimaBruno LimaWInjuryEuropean Open88KGF2020
23686Johnatha AlvesJohnatha AlvesWReferee DecisionF2W 14784KGSPF2020
23812Henrique NobregaWKimuraAustin Open88KGF2020
24032Ronnie PaceWChoke from backPan American88KG4F2020
24968Dante LeonDante LeonWReferee DecisionF2W 16485KGSPF2021
27394Jeferson GuaresiJeferson GuaresiWReferee DecisionPan American88KG4F2021

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