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Manuel Ribamar

Manuel Ribamar

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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: Mitsuyo Maeda > Carlos Gracie > Helio Gracie > Royler Gracie > Rodrigo Pinheiro > Manuel Ribamar

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

Main Achievements:

  • 1st Place WSOG II (2018)
  • 1st Place IBJJF NY BJJ Pro (2018)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Austin Open (2018/2016/2015)
  • 1st Place IBJJF San Antonio Open (2015**)
  • 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 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” practised 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 centre, 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 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 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 Champioship, and as he intended to compete in the US, Master Ribeiro graded him with his black belt (fully authorised 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 Grappling Record

83 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    45 (54%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    5 (6%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    23 (28%)
  • BY DECISION
    8 (10%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY EBI/OT
    1 (1%)

23 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Armbar
39
9
#86e620
Arm in Ezekiel
13
3
#5AD3D1
RNC
13
3
#d1212a
Choke from back
9
2
#fad11b
Toe hold
9
2
#f58822
Verbal tap
4
1
#224aba
Cross choke
4
1
#ff9124
Submission
4
1
#bf1f6c
Short choke
4
1
23
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
38 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    15 (39%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    6 (16%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    10 (26%)
  • BY DECISION
    6 (16%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY EBI/OT
    1 (3%)

10 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
Choke from back
20
2
#86e620
Kimura
10
1
#5AD3D1
Kneebar
10
1
#d1212a
Wristlock
10
1
#fad11b
Submission
10
1
#f58822
Armbar
10
1
#224aba
RNC
10
1
#ff9124
Triangle armbar
10
1
#bf1f6c
Guillotine
10
1
10
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Manuel Ribamar Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
7476Jaime CanutoJaime CanutoLPts: 4x2Matshark Open82KGF2015
7786Vinicius MarinhoVinicius MarinhoLPts: 4x3SP Open82KG4F2015
8376DJ JacksonDJ JacksonLPts: 2x0NoGi Worlds79KG8F2015
8726Jose PortilloLEBI/OTOnnit Invit.ABSSF2015
9232JT TorresJT TorresLPts: 6x4Pan American82KG8F2016
9306Abraham MarteAbraham MarteLKimuraPan AmericanABSR22016
9630Lucas BarbosaLucas BarbosaLPointsSan Antonio Open88KGSF2016
9641Lucas BarbosaLucas BarbosaLChoke from backSan Antonio OpenABSF2016
9923Gabriel ArgesGabriel ArgesLPts: 8x8, AdvWorld Champ.82KGR22016
10141Victor SilverioVictor SilverioLReferee DecisionAmerican Nats82KGF2016
10257Inacio NetoInacio NetoLKneebarAustin OpenABSSF2016
10911Gabriel RolloGabriel RolloLPts: 8x4BJJ Rio Pro82KGSF2016
11412Claudio CalasansClaudio CalasansLWristlockEuropean OpenABSSF2017
11512Adam WardzinskiAdam WardzinskiLPts: 2x0European Open94KG4F2017
11699Diego BorgesDiego BorgesLPointsManaus Nat. Pro85KGSF2017
11700Rodrigo FajardoRodrigo FajardoLSubmissionManaus Nat. Pro85KG3RD2017
12084Lucas BarbosaLucas BarbosaLReferee DecisionPan American88KG8F2017
12470Rafael CarvalhoLPts: 2x2, AdvWP BR Qualifier85KG4F2017
13002Isaque BahienseIsaque BahienseLPts: 6x0World Champ.82KG8F2017
13207Lucas BarbosaLucas BarbosaLPts: 3x2American Nats88KGSF2017
13336Josh HingerJosh HingerLArmbarAustin Open94KGF2017
13617Michael LieraMichael LieraLPts: 5x0San Diego Pro82KG4F2017
13661Victor SilverioVictor SilverioLChoke from backGrand Slam LA85KGR12017
13911Gabriel LucasGabriel LucasLPointsDallas Fall OpenABSSF2017
14487Michael LieraMichael LieraLPts: 0x0, AdvNoGi Worlds79KGR22017
14543Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusLRNCNoGi WorldsABS4F2017
14894Lucas ValenteLucas ValenteLAdvHouston Open82KGSF2018
15151Otavio SousaOtavio SousaLReferee DecisionPan American82KG4F2018
15658Marcos TinocoMarcos TinocoLPts: 2x0NY Spring Open82KGSF2018
16214Jaime CanutoJaime CanutoLPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Champ.82KG8F2018
16358Horlando MonteiroHorlando MonteiroLTriangle armbarAmerican Nat. NGABSF2018
16918Kaynan DuarteKaynan DuarteLPts: 6x2Las Vegas OpenABSSF2018
17645Kaynan DuarteKaynan DuarteLGuillotineSJJIF NG WorldABSF2018
18155Jaime CanutoJaime CanutoLReferee DecisionNoGi Worlds79KGSF2018
18297Lucas BarbosaLucas BarbosaLPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam AD85KGSF2019
18326Isaque BahienseIsaque BahienseLReferee DecisionKing of Mats II85KGRR2019
18332Gabriel ArgesGabriel ArgesLPts: 4x2King of Mats II85KGSF2019
19012Jaime CanutoJaime CanutoLReferee DecisionPan American82KG4F2019
7475UnknownWArmbarMatshark Open82KGSF2015
7480Jason SolizWPts: 5x2Houston GP82KG4F2015
7481Chris WestfallWVerbal tapHouston GP82KGSF2015
7698Gleidson CurtisWPts: 18x0Austin Open82KG4F2015
7699Trenton CookeWArmbarAustin Open82KGSF2015
7700Sam SnowWArm in EzekielAustin Open82KGF2015
7781Ericson DiasWChoke from backSP Open82KGR12015
8670Gleidson CurtisWPts: 16x2San Antonio Open82KGF2015
8673Ed RamosWPts: 12x6San Antonio OpenABS4F2015
8676Inacio NetoInacio NetoWPts: 2x2, AdvSan Antonio OpenABSSF2015
8677Pedro MelloPedro MelloWPts: 4x2San Antonio OpenABSF2015
8724Robert RodriguezWEBI/OTOnnit Invit.ABS4F2015
9216Nathan MendelshonWPts: 2x0Pan American82KGR12016
9636Darson HemmingsDarson HemmingsWArm in ezekielSan Antonio OpenABSR12016
9638Inacio NetoInacio NetoWPts: 6x2San Antonio OpenABS4F2016
9640Victor SilverioVictor SilverioWPts: 6x4San Antonio OpenABSSF2016
10138Stephen MartinezWPts: 13x0American Nats82KG4F2016
10140Lucas ValleWArmbarAmerican Nats82KGSF2016
10243Nathan MendelsohnNathan MendelsohnWPointsBJJ Tour82KG4F2016
10244Marcus AntelanteMarcus AntelanteWPts: 10x2BJJ Tour82KGSF2016
10245Rafael BarbosaRafael BarbosaWPts: 4x0BJJ Tour82KGF2016
10251Mark TurnerWRNCAustin Open82KGSF2016
10252Randolph WelchWArmbarAustin Open82KGF2016
10255Felipe BuenoWPointsAustin OpenABS4F2016
10659Davy MendesWN/AManaus Open82KGSF2016
10660Chaise AlbuquerqueWPointsManaus Open82KGF2016
10907Renan SancarWPts: 10x0BJJ Rio Pro82KGR12016
10910Matheus KnorrWPointsBJJ Rio Pro82KG4F2016
10996Fabio FerrazWRNCGrand Slam RJ85KG8F2016
11001Gabriel ArgesGabriel ArgesWDQGrand Slam RJ85KG4F2016
11395Martin GobelWArmbarEuropean OpenABSR12017
11403Marcio AndreMarcio AndreWPts: 2x0European OpenABS8F2017
11408Lucio RodriguesLucio RodriguesWPts: 0x0, AdvEuropean OpenABS4F2017
11504Alberto OrtizWPts: 9x0European Open94KG8F2017
11697Jose CoelhoWArmbarManaus Nat. Pro85KG4F2017
12467Rodrigo FajardoRodrigo FajardoWPts: 0x0, AdvWP BR Qualifier85KGR12017
12994Santeri LiliusWPts: 19x0World Champ.82KGR12017
13205Cleves MatosWN/AAmerican Nats88KG4F2017
13334Inacio NetoInacio NetoWPointsAustin Open94KGSF2017
13613John CombsJohn CombsWPts: 4x2San Diego Pro82KGR12017
14233Dante LeonDante LeonWPts: 3x2BJJ NY Pro82KG4F2017
14237Marcos TinocoMarcos TinocoWPts: 2x2, AdvBJJ NY Pro82KGSF2017
14350Samuel DiasWPointsSan Antonio Open82KGSF2017
14351Kurt PantleWToe holdSan Antonio Open82KGF2017
14537Thiago SaThiago SaWPts: 2x0NoGi WorldsABSR22017
15147Gabriel ProcopioWToe holdPan American82KG8F2018
15656Ricardo PenaWPointsNY Spring Open82KG4F2018
16205David RaabDavid RaabWPts: 9x2World Champ.82KGR22018
16353Samir AbdolkaderWRNCAmerican Nat. NG85KGF2018
16356Francis CarlosWPts: 16x2American Nat. NGABS4F2018
16357Nisar LoynabWPts: 0x0, AdvAmerican Nat. NGABSSF2018
16374Nisar LoynabWPts: 7x4American Nat.88KGSF2018
16375Gabriel RochaWPts: 12x0American Nat.88KGF2018
16514Dante LeonDante LeonWPointsNY BJJ Pro82KGSF2018
16516Jonathan SatavaJonathan SatavaWPointsNY BJJ Pro82KGF2018
16596John RickellWPointsAustin Open88KGSF2018
16597Alika AngermanWCross chokeAustin Open88KGF2018
16915Cole FransonCole FransonWPointsLas Vegas OpenABS4F2018
17195Mateo TenzaraWSubmissionGrand Slam LA85KG4F2018
17198Diego RamalhoDiego RamalhoWReferee DecisionGrand Slam LA85KGSF2018
17199Rudson MateusRudson MateusWReferee DecisionGrand Slam LA85KGF2018
17392Jaime CanutoJaime CanutoWReferee DecisionWSOG 281KGR12018
17395Leonardo LaraLeonardo LaraWReferee DecisionWSOG 281KG8F2018
17398Sergio RiosSergio RiosWReferee DecisionWSOG 281KG4F2018
17401Gabriel ArgesGabriel ArgesWReferee DecisionWSOG 281KGSF2018
17403Victor SilverioVictor SilverioWReferee DecisionWSOG 281KGF2018
17625Cesar HerreraWArmbarSJJIF Worlds88KGSF2018
17627Gabriel AlmeidaGabriel AlmeidaWPointsSJJIF Worlds88KGF2018
17639Cesar HerreraWN/ASJJIF NG World85KGF2018
18004Pedro PalharesWPointsSan Antonio OpenABSSF2018
18133Marco AurelioWPts: 2x0NoGi Worlds79KGR12018
18144Michael TrassoMichael TrassoWPts: 2x0NoGi Worlds79KGR22018
18152Michael LieraMichael LieraWShort chokeNoGi Worlds79KG4F2018
18295DJ JacksonDJ JacksonWPts: 6x0Grand Slam AD85KG4F2019
18325Diego RamalhoDiego RamalhoWArmbarKing of Mats II85KGRR2019
18330DJ JacksonDJ JacksonWPts: 9x0King of Mats II85KGRR2019
18425Rubens FonsecaWArm in ezekielEuropean OpenABSR22019
18871DJ JacksonDJ JacksonWReferee DecisionF2W Pro 10485KGSPF2019
18993Edmund KimWPts: 6x0Pan American82KGR12019
19007Claudio CalasansClaudio CalasansWArmbarPan American82KG8F2019
19245Carlos PalacioWChoke from backOrlando SPO88KGF2019
19247Stuart RandleWPointsOrlando SPOABS4F2019
19250Julyan SynanWPointsOrlando SPOABSSF2019

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