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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 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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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
David Raab W 2 1 0 World RR 2018
Michael Trasso W 0 1 0 World NG RR 2018
Gabriel Procopio W 0 1 0 Pans RR 2018
Michael Liera W 1 1 0 World NG 4F 2018
JT Torres L 0 1 0 World 4F 2019
Edmund Kim W 2 0 0 Pans RR 2019
Claudio Calasans W 0 1 0 Pans RR 2019
Max Lindblad W 0 2 0 World RR 2019

Manuel Ribamar Grappling Record

101 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    53 (52%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    9 (9%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    23 (23%)
  • BY DECISION
    13 (13%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY EBI/OT
    1 (1%)

23 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Armbar
39
9
#86e620
RNC
13
3
#5AD3D1
Arm in Ezekiel
13
3
#d1212a
Toe hold
9
2
#fad11b
Choke from back
9
2
#f58822
Cross choke
4
1
#224aba
Submission
4
1
#ff9124
Short choke
4
1
#bf1f6c
Verbal tap
4
1
23
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
44 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    17 (39%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    8 (18%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    12 (27%)
  • BY DECISION
    6 (14%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY EBI/OT
    1 (2%)

12 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
Armbar
17
2
#86e620
Choke from back
17
2
#5AD3D1
Submission
8
1
#d1212a
RNC
8
1
#fad11b
Triangle armbar
8
1
#f58822
Guillotine
8
1
#224aba
50/50 armbar
8
1
#ff9124
Kimura
8
1
#bf1f6c
Kneebar
8
1
#22c9a5
Wristlock
8
1
12
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Manuel Ribamar Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
7502Jaime CanutoJaime CanutoLPts: 4x2Matshark Open82KGF2015
7812Vinicius MarinhoVinicius MarinhoLPts: 4x3SP Open82KG4F2015
8402DJ JacksonDJ JacksonLPts: 2x0NoGi Worlds79KG8F2015
8752Jose PortilloLEBI/OTOnnit Invit.ABSSF2015
9268JT TorresJT TorresLPts: 6x4Pan American82KG8F2016
9342Abraham MarteAbraham MarteLKimuraPan AmericanABSR22016
9669Lucas BarbosaLucas BarbosaLPointsSan Antonio Open88KGSF2016
9680Lucas BarbosaLucas BarbosaLChoke from backSan Antonio OpenABSF2016
9962Gabriel ArgesGabriel ArgesLPts: 8x8, AdvWorld Champ.82KGR22016
10180Victor SilverioVictor SilverioLReferee DecisionAmerican Nats82KGF2016
10301Inacio NetoInacio NetoLKneebarAustin OpenABSSF2016
10956Gabriel RolloGabriel RolloLPts: 8x4BJJ Rio Pro82KGSF2016
11471Claudio CalasansClaudio CalasansLWristlockEuropean OpenABSSF2017
11571Adam WardzinskiAdam WardzinskiLPts: 2x0European Open94KG4F2017
11764Diego BorgesDiego BorgesLPointsManaus Nat. Pro85KGSF2017
11765Rodrigo FajardoRodrigo FajardoLSubmissionManaus Nat. Pro85KG3RD2017
12153Lucas BarbosaLucas BarbosaLReferee DecisionPan American88KG8F2017
12547Rafael CarvalhoLPts: 2x2, AdvWP BR Qualifier85KG4F2017
13085Isaque BahienseIsaque BahienseLPts: 6x0World Champ.82KG8F2017
13294Lucas BarbosaLucas BarbosaLPts: 3x2American Nats88KGSF2017
13423Josh HingerJosh HingerLArmbarAustin Open94KGF2017
13705Michael LieraMichael LieraLPts: 5x0San Diego Pro82KG4F2017
13749Victor SilverioVictor SilverioLChoke from backGrand Slam LA85KGR12017
13998Gabriel LucasGabriel LucasLPointsDallas Fall OpenABSSF2017
14604Michael LieraMichael LieraLPts: 0x0, AdvNoGi Worlds79KGR22017
14660Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusLRNCNoGi WorldsABS4F2017
15052Lucas ValenteLucas ValenteLAdvHouston Open82KGSF2018
15321Otavio SousaOtavio SousaLReferee DecisionPan American82KG4F2018
15874Marcos TinocoMarcos TinocoLPts: 2x0NY Spring Open82KGSF2018
16441Jaime CanutoJaime CanutoLPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Champ.82KG8F2018
16590Horlando MonteiroHorlando MonteiroLTriangle armbarAmerican Nat. NGABSF2018
17163Kaynan DuarteKaynan DuarteLPts: 6x2Las Vegas OpenABSSF2018
17936Kaynan DuarteKaynan DuarteLGuillotineSJJIF NG WorldABSF2018
18475Jaime CanutoJaime CanutoLReferee DecisionNoGi Worlds79KGSF2018
18652Lucas BarbosaLucas BarbosaLPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam AD85KGSF2019
18683Isaque BahienseIsaque BahienseLReferee DecisionKing of Mats II85KGRR2019
18689Gabriel ArgesGabriel ArgesLPts: 4x2King of Mats II85KGSF2019
19416Jaime CanutoJaime CanutoLReferee DecisionPan American82KG4F2019
19822Thiago SaThiago SaLPts: 0x0, AdvWP BR Qualifier85KG4F2019
20415JT TorresJT TorresL50/50 armbarWorld Champ.82KGR22019
21366Max LindbladMax LindbladLPts: 8x6King Of Mats85KGRR2019
22453Victor HugoVictor HugoLPts: 0x0, AdvNoGi WorldsABSR12019
22656Fellipe TrovoFellipe TrovoLPointsEuropean OpenABSR22020
23267Roberto JimenezRoberto JimenezLArmbar3CG Kumite88KG4F2020
7501UnknownWArmbarMatshark Open82KGSF2015
7506Jason SolizWPts: 5x2Houston GP82KG4F2015
7507Chris WestfallWVerbal tapHouston GP82KGSF2015
7724Gleidson CurtisWPts: 18x0Austin Open82KG4F2015
7725Trenton CookeWArmbarAustin Open82KGSF2015
7726Sam SnowWArm in EzekielAustin Open82KGF2015
7807Ericson DiasWChoke from backSP Open82KGR12015
8696Gleidson CurtisWPts: 16x2San Antonio Open82KGF2015
8699Ed RamosWPts: 12x6San Antonio OpenABS4F2015
8702Inacio NetoInacio NetoWPts: 2x2, AdvSan Antonio OpenABSSF2015
8703Pedro MelloPedro MelloWPts: 4x2San Antonio OpenABSF2015
8750Robert RodriguezWEBI/OTOnnit Invit.ABS4F2015
9252Nathan MendelshonWPts: 2x0Pan American82KGR12016
9675Darson HemmingsDarson HemmingsWArm in EzekielSan Antonio OpenABSR12016
9677Inacio NetoInacio NetoWPts: 6x2San Antonio OpenABS4F2016
9679Victor SilverioVictor SilverioWPts: 6x4San Antonio OpenABSSF2016
10177Stephen MartinezWPts: 13x0American Nats82KG4F2016
10179Lucas ValleWArmbarAmerican Nats82KGSF2016
10287Nathan MendelsohnNathan MendelsohnWPointsBJJ Tour82KG4F2016
10288Marcus AntelanteMarcus AntelanteWPts: 10x2BJJ Tour82KGSF2016
10289Rafael BarbosaRafael BarbosaWPts: 4x0BJJ Tour82KGF2016
10295Mark TurnerWRNCAustin Open82KGSF2016
10296Randolph WelchWArmbarAustin Open82KGF2016
10299Felipe BuenoWPointsAustin OpenABS4F2016
10703Davy MendesWN/AManaus Open82KGSF2016
10704Chaise AlbuquerqueWPointsManaus Open82KGF2016
10952Renan SancarWPts: 10x0BJJ Rio Pro82KGR12016
10955Matheus KnorrWPointsBJJ Rio Pro82KG4F2016
11041Fabio FerrazWRNCGrand Slam RJ85KG8F2016
11046Gabriel ArgesGabriel ArgesWDQGrand Slam RJ85KG4F2016
11454Martin GobelWArmbarEuropean OpenABSR12017
11462Marcio AndreMarcio AndreWPts: 2x0European OpenABS8F2017
11467Lucio RodriguesLucio RodriguesWPts: 0x0, AdvEuropean OpenABS4F2017
11563Alberto OrtizWPts: 9x0European Open94KG8F2017
11762Jose CoelhoWArmbarManaus Nat. Pro85KG4F2017
12544Rodrigo FajardoRodrigo FajardoWPts: 0x0, AdvWP BR Qualifier85KGR12017
13077Santeri LiliusSanteri LiliusWPts: 19x0World Champ.82KGR12017
13291Cleves MatosWN/AAmerican Nats88KG4F2017
13421Inacio NetoInacio NetoWPointsAustin Open94KGSF2017
13701John CombsJohn CombsWPts: 4x2San Diego Pro82KGR12017
14330Dante LeonDante LeonWPts: 3x2BJJ NY Pro82KG4F2017
14334Marcos TinocoMarcos TinocoWPts: 2x2, AdvBJJ NY Pro82KGSF2017
14455Samuel DiasWPointsSan Antonio Open82KGSF2017
14456Kurt PantleWToe holdSan Antonio Open82KGF2017
14654Thiago SaThiago SaWPts: 2x0NoGi WorldsABSR22017
15317Gabriel ProcopioGabriel ProcopioWToe holdPan American82KG8F2018
15872Ricardo PenaWPointsNY Spring Open82KG4F2018
16432David RaabDavid RaabWPts: 9x2World Champ.82KGR22018
16585Samir AbdolkaderWRNCAmerican Nat. NG85KGF2018
16588Francis CarlosWPts: 16x2American Nat. NGABS4F2018
16589Nisar LoynabNisar LoynabWPts: 0x0, AdvAmerican Nat. NGABSSF2018
16607Nisar LoynabNisar LoynabWPts: 7x4American Nat.88KGSF2018
16608Gabriel RochaWPts: 12x0American Nat.88KGF2018
16750Dante LeonDante LeonWPointsNY BJJ Pro82KGSF2018
16752Jonathan SatavaJonathan SatavaWPointsNY BJJ Pro82KGF2018
16832John RickellWPointsAustin Open88KGSF2018
16833Alika AngermanWCross chokeAustin Open88KGF2018
17160Cole FransonCole FransonWPointsLas Vegas OpenABS4F2018
17455Mateo TenzaraWSubmissionGrand Slam LA85KG4F2018
17458Diego RamalhoDiego RamalhoWReferee DecisionGrand Slam LA85KGSF2018
17459Rudson MateusRudson MateusWReferee DecisionGrand Slam LA85KGF2018
17664Jaime CanutoJaime CanutoWReferee DecisionWSOG 281KGR12018
17667Leonardo LaraLeonardo LaraWReferee DecisionWSOG 281KG8F2018
17670Sergio RiosSergio RiosWReferee DecisionWSOG 281KG4F2018
17673Gabriel ArgesGabriel ArgesWReferee DecisionWSOG 281KGSF2018
17675Victor SilverioVictor SilverioWReferee DecisionWSOG 281KGF2018
17916Cesar HerreraWArmbarSJJIF Worlds88KGSF2018
17918Gabriel AlmeidaGabriel AlmeidaWPointsSJJIF Worlds88KGF2018
17930Cesar HerreraWN/ASJJIF NG World85KGF2018
18310Pedro PalharesWPointsSan Antonio OpenABSSF2018
18453Marco AurelioWPts: 2x0NoGi Worlds79KGR12018
18464Michael TrassoMichael TrassoWPts: 2x0NoGi Worlds79KGR22018
18472Michael LieraMichael LieraWShort chokeNoGi Worlds79KG4F2018
18650DJ JacksonDJ JacksonWPts: 6x0Grand Slam AD85KG4F2019
18682Diego RamalhoDiego RamalhoWArmbarKing of Mats II85KGRR2019
18687DJ JacksonDJ JacksonWPts: 9x0King of Mats II85KGRR2019
18784Rubens FonsecaWArm in EzekielEuropean OpenABSR22019
19258DJ JacksonDJ JacksonWReferee DecisionF2W Pro 10485KGSPF2019
19397Edmund KimWPts: 6x0Pan American82KGR12019
19411Claudio CalasansClaudio CalasansWArmbarPan American82KG8F2019
19661Carlos PalacioWChoke from backOrlando SPO88KGF2019
19663Stuart RandleWPointsOrlando SPOABS4F2019
19666Julyan SynanWPointsOrlando SPOABSSF2019
20398Max LindbladMax LindbladWPts: 6x6, AdvWorld Champ.82KGR12019
20613Gabriel AlmeidaGabriel AlmeidaWReferee DecisionF2W Pro 11583KGSPF2019
20619Hunter NewtonWPointsThird Coast82KGSPF2019
21059Ralph SebexenWReferee DecisionF2W Pro 12182KGSPF2019
21363Isaque BahienseIsaque BahienseWReferee DecisionKing Of Mats85KGRR2019
21368Nathan MendelsohnNathan MendelsohnWPts: 2x0King Of Mats85KGRR2019
21410Ronaldo JuniorRonaldo JuniorWPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam LA85KGR12019
21413Mathias LunaMathias LunaWPts: 2x0Grand Slam LA85KGSF2019
21415Marcos TinocoMarcos TinocoWPts: 2x2, AdvGrand Slam LA85KGF2019
21936Mauricio OliveiraMauricio OliveiraWReferee DecisionF2W Pro 13082KGSPF2019
22446Jake WatsonJake WatsonWReferee DecisionF2W Pro 13386KGSPF2019
22516Lucas RochaLucas RochaWPts: 9x0NoGi Worlds79KGR12019
22534Mathias LunaMathias LunaWPts: 0x0, AdvNoGi Worlds85KGSF2019
22535Gabriel AlmeidaGabriel AlmeidaWPts: 2x0NoGi Worlds85KGF2019
22730Espen MathiesenEspen MathiesenWPts: 22x0European Open88KGR12020
22735Rafael PaganiniRafael PaganiniWPts: 12x0European Open88KG4F2020
22736Jakub ZajkowskiJakub ZajkowskiWPts: 2x0European Open88KGSF2020
22738Bruno LimaBruno LimaWInjuryEuropean Open88KGF2020

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