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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)
  • 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
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

105 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    53 (50%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    9 (9%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    25 (24%)
  • BY DECISION
    15 (14%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY EBI/OT
    1 (1%)

25 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Armbar
36
9
#86e620
Arm in Ezekiel
12
3
#5AD3D1
Choke from back
12
3
#d1212a
RNC
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
49 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    17 (35%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    8 (16%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    15 (31%)
  • BY DECISION
    7 (14%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    1 (2%)
  • BY EBI/OT
    1 (2%)

15 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

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

Manuel Ribamar Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
7505Jaime CanutoJaime CanutoLPts: 4x2Matshark Open82KGF2015
7815Vinicius MarinhoVinicius MarinhoLPts: 4x3SP Open82KG4F2015
8405DJ JacksonDJ JacksonLPts: 2x0NoGi Worlds79KG8F2015
8755Jose PortilloLEBI/OTOnnit Invit.ABSSF2015
9273JT TorresJT TorresLPts: 6x4Pan American82KG8F2016
9347Abraham MarteAbraham MarteLKimuraPan AmericanABSR22016
9677Lucas BarbosaLucas BarbosaLPointsSan Antonio Open88KGSF2016
9688Lucas BarbosaLucas BarbosaLChoke from backSan Antonio OpenABSF2016
9970Gabriel ArgesGabriel ArgesLPts: 8x8, AdvWorld Champ.82KGR22016
10188Victor SilverioVictor SilverioLReferee DecisionAmerican Nats82KGF2016
10309Inacio NetoInacio NetoLKneebarAustin OpenABSSF2016
10965Gabriel RolloGabriel RolloLPts: 8x4BJJ Rio Pro82KGSF2016
11490Claudio CalasansClaudio CalasansLWristlockEuropean OpenABSSF2017
11590Adam WardzinskiAdam WardzinskiLPts: 2x0European Open94KG4F2017
11783Diego BorgesDiego BorgesLPointsManaus Nat. Pro85KGSF2017
11784Rodrigo FajardoRodrigo FajardoLSubmissionManaus Nat. Pro85KG3RD2017
12180Lucas BarbosaLucas BarbosaLReferee DecisionPan American88KG8F2017
12574Rafael CarvalhoLPts: 2x2, AdvWP BR Qualifier85KG4F2017
13115Isaque BahienseIsaque BahienseLPts: 6x0World Champ.82KG8F2017
13325Lucas BarbosaLucas BarbosaLPts: 3x2American Nats88KGSF2017
13457Josh HingerJosh HingerLArmbarAustin Open94KGF2017
13739Michael LieraMichael LieraLPts: 5x0San Diego Pro82KG4F2017
13783Victor SilverioVictor SilverioLChoke from backGrand Slam LA85KGR12017
14036Gabriel LucasGabriel LucasLPointsDallas Fall OpenABSSF2017
14644Michael LieraMichael LieraLPts: 0x0, AdvNoGi Worlds79KGR22017
14700Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusLRNCNoGi WorldsABS4F2017
15094Lucas ValenteLucas ValenteLAdvHouston Open82KGSF2018
15362Otavio SousaOtavio SousaLReferee DecisionPan American82KG4F2018
15915Marcos TinocoMarcos TinocoLPts: 2x0NY Spring Open82KGSF2018
16485Jaime CanutoJaime CanutoLPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Champ.82KG8F2018
16634Horlando MonteiroHorlando MonteiroLTriangle armbarAmerican Nat. NGABSF2018
17220Kaynan DuarteKaynan DuarteLPts: 6x2Las Vegas OpenABSSF2018
18003Kaynan DuarteKaynan DuarteLGuillotineSJJIF NG WorldABSF2018
18548Jaime CanutoJaime CanutoLReferee DecisionNoGi Worlds79KGSF2018
18728Lucas BarbosaLucas BarbosaLPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam AD85KGSF2019
18759Isaque BahienseIsaque BahienseLReferee DecisionKing of Mats II85KGRR2019
18765Gabriel ArgesGabriel ArgesLPts: 4x2King of Mats II85KGSF2019
19509Jaime CanutoJaime CanutoLReferee DecisionPan American82KG4F2019
19917Thiago SaThiago SaLPts: 0x0, AdvWP BR Qualifier85KG4F2019
20517JT TorresJT TorresL50/50 armbarWorld Champ.82KGR22019
21487Max LindbladMax LindbladLPts: 8x6King Of Mats85KGRR2019
22629Victor HugoVictor HugoLPts: 0x0, AdvNoGi WorldsABSR12019
22856Fellipe TrovoFellipe TrovoLPointsEuropean OpenABSR22020
23532Roberto JimenezRoberto JimenezLArmbar3CG Kumite88KG4F2020
23656Gabriel AlmeidaGabriel AlmeidaLReferee DecisionF2W 14993KGSPF2020
23961Matheus LunaMatheus LunaLPts: 2x2, PenPan American88KGSF2020
24010Jon BlankJon BlankLInside heel hookF2W 15484KGSPF2020
24974William TackettWilliam TackettLOutside heel hookF2W 16684KGSPF2021
25281Mason FowlerMason FowlerLShort choke3CG 6 AbsoluteABS4F2021
7504UnknownWArmbarMatshark Open82KGSF2015
7509Jason SolizWPts: 5x2Houston GP82KG4F2015
7510Chris WestfallWVerbal tapHouston GP82KGSF2015
7727Gleidson CurtisWPts: 18x0Austin Open82KG4F2015
7728Trenton CookeWArmbarAustin Open82KGSF2015
7729Sam SnowWArm in EzekielAustin Open82KGF2015
7810Ericson DiasWChoke from backSP Open82KGR12015
8699Gleidson CurtisWPts: 16x2San Antonio Open82KGF2015
8702Ed RamosWPts: 12x6San Antonio OpenABS4F2015
8705Inacio NetoInacio NetoWPts: 2x2, AdvSan Antonio OpenABSSF2015
8706Pedro MelloPedro MelloWPts: 4x2San Antonio OpenABSF2015
8753Robert RodriguezWEBI/OTOnnit Invit.ABS4F2015
9257Nathan MendelshonWPts: 2x0Pan American82KGR12016
9683Darson HemmingsDarson HemmingsWArm in EzekielSan Antonio OpenABSR12016
9685Inacio NetoInacio NetoWPts: 6x2San Antonio OpenABS4F2016
9687Victor SilverioVictor SilverioWPts: 6x4San Antonio OpenABSSF2016
10185Stephen MartinezWPts: 13x0American Nats82KG4F2016
10187Lucas ValleWArmbarAmerican Nats82KGSF2016
10295Nathan MendelsohnNathan MendelsohnWPointsBJJ Tour82KG4F2016
10296Marcus AntelanteMarcus AntelanteWPts: 10x2BJJ Tour82KGSF2016
10297Rafael BarbosaRafael BarbosaWPts: 4x0BJJ Tour82KGF2016
10303Mark TurnerWRNCAustin Open82KGSF2016
10304Randolph WelchWArmbarAustin Open82KGF2016
10307Felipe BuenoWPointsAustin OpenABS4F2016
10711Davy MendesWN/AManaus Open82KGSF2016
10712Chaise AlbuquerqueWPointsManaus Open82KGF2016
10961Renan SancarWPts: 10x0BJJ Rio Pro82KGR12016
10964Matheus KnorrWPointsBJJ Rio Pro82KG4F2016
11050Fabio FerrazWRNCGrand Slam RJ85KG8F2016
11055Gabriel ArgesGabriel ArgesWDQGrand Slam RJ85KG4F2016
11473Martin GobelWArmbarEuropean OpenABSR12017
11481Marcio AndreMarcio AndreWPts: 2x0European OpenABS8F2017
11486Lucio RodriguesLucio RodriguesWPts: 0x0, AdvEuropean OpenABS4F2017
11582Alberto OrtizWPts: 9x0European Open94KG8F2017
11781Jose CoelhoWArmbarManaus Nat. Pro85KG4F2017
12571Rodrigo FajardoRodrigo FajardoWPts: 0x0, AdvWP BR Qualifier85KGR12017
13107Santeri LiliusSanteri LiliusWPts: 19x0World Champ.82KGR12017
13322Cleves MatosWN/AAmerican Nats88KG4F2017
13455Inacio NetoInacio NetoWPointsAustin Open94KGSF2017
13735John CombsJohn CombsWPts: 4x2San Diego Pro82KGR12017
14370Dante LeonDante LeonWPts: 3x2BJJ NY Pro82KG4F2017
14374Marcos TinocoMarcos TinocoWPts: 2x2, AdvBJJ NY Pro82KGSF2017
14495Samuel DiasWPointsSan Antonio Open82KGSF2017
14496Kurt PantleWToe holdSan Antonio Open82KGF2017
14694Thiago SaThiago SaWPts: 2x0NoGi WorldsABSR22017
15358Gabriel ProcopioGabriel ProcopioWToe holdPan American82KG8F2018
15913Ricardo PenaWPointsNY Spring Open82KG4F2018
16476David RaabDavid RaabWPts: 9x2World Champ.82KGR22018
16629Samir AbdolkaderWRNCAmerican Nat. NG85KGF2018
16632Francis CarlosWPts: 16x2American Nat. NGABS4F2018
16633Nisar LoynabNisar LoynabWPts: 0x0, AdvAmerican Nat. NGABSSF2018
16651Nisar LoynabNisar LoynabWPts: 7x4American Nat.88KGSF2018
16652Gabriel RochaWPts: 12x0American Nat.88KGF2018
16802Dante LeonDante LeonWPointsNY BJJ Pro82KGSF2018
16804Jonathan SatavaJonathan SatavaWPointsNY BJJ Pro82KGF2018
16884John RickellWPointsAustin Open88KGSF2018
16885Alika AngermanWCross chokeAustin Open88KGF2018
17217Cole FransonCole FransonWPointsLas Vegas OpenABS4F2018
17517Mateo TenzaraWSubmissionGrand Slam LA85KG4F2018
17520Diego RamalhoDiego RamalhoWReferee DecisionGrand Slam LA85KGSF2018
17521Rudson MateusRudson MateusWReferee DecisionGrand Slam LA85KGF2018
17729Jaime CanutoJaime CanutoWReferee DecisionWSOG 281KGR12018
17732Leonardo LaraLeonardo LaraWReferee DecisionWSOG 281KG8F2018
17735Sergio RiosSergio RiosWReferee DecisionWSOG 281KG4F2018
17738Gabriel ArgesGabriel ArgesWReferee DecisionWSOG 281KGSF2018
17740Victor SilverioVictor SilverioWReferee DecisionWSOG 281KGF2018
17983Cesar HerreraWArmbarSJJIF Worlds88KGSF2018
17985Gabriel AlmeidaGabriel AlmeidaWPointsSJJIF Worlds88KGF2018
17997Cesar HerreraWN/ASJJIF NG World85KGF2018
18381Pedro PalharesWPointsSan Antonio OpenABSSF2018
18526Marco AurelioWPts: 2x0NoGi Worlds79KGR12018
18537Michael TrassoMichael TrassoWPts: 2x0NoGi Worlds79KGR22018
18545Michael LieraMichael LieraWShort chokeNoGi Worlds79KG4F2018
18726DJ JacksonDJ JacksonWPts: 6x0Grand Slam AD85KG4F2019
18758Diego RamalhoDiego RamalhoWArmbarKing of Mats II85KGRR2019
18763DJ JacksonDJ JacksonWPts: 9x0King of Mats II85KGRR2019
18860Rubens FonsecaWArm in EzekielEuropean OpenABSR22019
19350DJ JacksonDJ JacksonWReferee DecisionF2W 10485KGSPF2019
19490Edmund KimWPts: 6x0Pan American82KGR12019
19504Claudio CalasansClaudio CalasansWArmbarPan American82KG8F2019
19756Carlos PalacioWChoke from backOrlando SPO88KGF2019
19758Stuart RandleWPointsOrlando SPOABS4F2019
19761Julyan SynanWPointsOrlando SPOABSSF2019
20500Max LindbladMax LindbladWPts: 6x6, AdvWorld Champ.82KGR12019
20719Gabriel AlmeidaGabriel AlmeidaWReferee DecisionF2W 11583KGSPF2019
20725Hunter NewtonWPointsThird Coast82KGSPF2019
21180Ralph SebexenWReferee DecisionF2W 12182KGSPF2019
21484Isaque BahienseIsaque BahienseWReferee DecisionKing Of Mats85KGRR2019
21489Nathan MendelsohnNathan MendelsohnWPts: 2x0King Of Mats85KGRR2019
21537Ronaldo JuniorRonaldo JuniorWPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam LA85KGR12019
21540Mathias LunaMathias LunaWPts: 2x0Grand Slam LA85KGSF2019
21542Marcos TinocoMarcos TinocoWPts: 2x2, AdvGrand Slam LA85KGF2019
22076Mauricio OliveiraMauricio OliveiraWReferee DecisionF2W 13082KGSPF2019
22622Jake WatsonJake WatsonWReferee DecisionF2W 13386KGSPF2019
22692Lucas RochaLucas RochaWPts: 9x0NoGi Worlds79KGR12019
22710Mathias LunaMathias LunaWPts: 0x0, AdvNoGi Worlds85KGSF2019
22711Gabriel AlmeidaGabriel AlmeidaWPts: 2x0NoGi Worlds85KGF2019
22930Espen MathiesenEspen MathiesenWPts: 22x0European Open88KGR12020
22935Rafael PaganiniRafael PaganiniWPts: 12x0European Open88KG4F2020
22936Jakub ZajkowskiJakub ZajkowskiWPts: 2x0European Open88KGSF2020
22938Bruno LimaBruno LimaWInjuryEuropean Open88KGF2020
23615Johnatha AlvesJohnatha AlvesWReferee DecisionF2W 14784KGSPF2020
23741Henrique NobregaWKimuraAustin Open88KGF2020
23959Ronnie PaceWChoke from backPan American88KG4F2020
24869Dante LeonDante LeonWReferee DecisionF2W 16485KGSPF2021

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