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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 UAEJJF Grand Slam – LA (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)
  • 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

93 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    48 (52%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    8 (9%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    23 (25%)
  • BY DECISION
    12 (13%)
  • 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
41 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    16 (39%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    7 (17%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    11 (27%)
  • BY DECISION
    6 (15%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY EBI/OT
    1 (2%)

11 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
Choke from back
18
2
#86e620
Kimura
9
1
#5AD3D1
Kneebar
9
1
#d1212a
Wristlock
9
1
#fad11b
Submission
9
1
#f58822
Armbar
9
1
#224aba
RNC
9
1
#ff9124
Triangle armbar
9
1
#bf1f6c
Guillotine
9
1
#22c9a5
50/50 armbar
9
1
11
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Manuel Ribamar Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
7499Jaime CanutoJaime CanutoLPts: 4x2Matshark Open82KGF2015
7809Vinicius MarinhoVinicius MarinhoLPts: 4x3SP Open82KG4F2015
8399DJ JacksonDJ JacksonLPts: 2x0NoGi Worlds79KG8F2015
8749Jose PortilloLEBI/OTOnnit Invit.ABSSF2015
9254JT TorresJT TorresLPts: 6x4Pan American82KG8F2016
9328Abraham MarteAbraham MarteLKimuraPan AmericanABSR22016
9653Lucas BarbosaLucas BarbosaLPointsSan Antonio Open88KGSF2016
9664Lucas BarbosaLucas BarbosaLChoke from backSan Antonio OpenABSF2016
9945Gabriel ArgesGabriel ArgesLPts: 8x8, AdvWorld Champ.82KGR22016
10163Victor SilverioVictor SilverioLReferee DecisionAmerican Nats82KGF2016
10284Inacio NetoInacio NetoLKneebarAustin OpenABSSF2016
10938Gabriel RolloGabriel RolloLPts: 8x4BJJ Rio Pro82KGSF2016
11446Claudio CalasansClaudio CalasansLWristlockEuropean OpenABSSF2017
11546Adam WardzinskiAdam WardzinskiLPts: 2x0European Open94KG4F2017
11739Diego BorgesDiego BorgesLPointsManaus Nat. Pro85KGSF2017
11740Rodrigo FajardoRodrigo FajardoLSubmissionManaus Nat. Pro85KG3RD2017
12124Lucas BarbosaLucas BarbosaLReferee DecisionPan American88KG8F2017
12512Rafael CarvalhoLPts: 2x2, AdvWP BR Qualifier85KG4F2017
13046Isaque BahienseIsaque BahienseLPts: 6x0World Champ.82KG8F2017
13252Lucas BarbosaLucas BarbosaLPts: 3x2American Nats88KGSF2017
13381Josh HingerJosh HingerLArmbarAustin Open94KGF2017
13663Michael LieraMichael LieraLPts: 5x0San Diego Pro82KG4F2017
13707Victor SilverioVictor SilverioLChoke from backGrand Slam LA85KGR12017
13956Gabriel LucasGabriel LucasLPointsDallas Fall OpenABSSF2017
14555Michael LieraMichael LieraLPts: 0x0, AdvNoGi Worlds79KGR22017
14611Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusLRNCNoGi WorldsABS4F2017
14993Lucas ValenteLucas ValenteLAdvHouston Open82KGSF2018
15262Otavio SousaOtavio SousaLReferee DecisionPan American82KG4F2018
15801Marcos TinocoMarcos TinocoLPts: 2x0NY Spring Open82KGSF2018
16359Jaime CanutoJaime CanutoLPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Champ.82KG8F2018
16504Horlando MonteiroHorlando MonteiroLTriangle armbarAmerican Nat. NGABSF2018
17073Kaynan DuarteKaynan DuarteLPts: 6x2Las Vegas OpenABSSF2018
17830Kaynan DuarteKaynan DuarteLGuillotineSJJIF NG WorldABSF2018
18348Jaime CanutoJaime CanutoLReferee DecisionNoGi Worlds79KGSF2018
18517Lucas BarbosaLucas BarbosaLPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam AD85KGSF2019
18546Isaque BahienseIsaque BahienseLReferee DecisionKing of Mats II85KGRR2019
18552Gabriel ArgesGabriel ArgesLPts: 4x2King of Mats II85KGSF2019
19257Jaime CanutoJaime CanutoLReferee DecisionPan American82KG4F2019
19662Thiago SaThiago SaLPts: 0x0, AdvWP BR Qualifier85KG4F2019
20238JT TorresJT TorresL50/50 armbarWorld Champ.82KGR22019
21149Max LindbladMax LindbladLPts: 8x6King Of Mats85KGRR2019
7498UnknownWArmbarMatshark Open82KGSF2015
7503Jason SolizWPts: 5x2Houston GP82KG4F2015
7504Chris WestfallWVerbal tapHouston GP82KGSF2015
7721Gleidson CurtisWPts: 18x0Austin Open82KG4F2015
7722Trenton CookeWArmbarAustin Open82KGSF2015
7723Sam SnowWArm in EzekielAustin Open82KGF2015
7804Ericson DiasWChoke from backSP Open82KGR12015
8693Gleidson CurtisWPts: 16x2San Antonio Open82KGF2015
8696Ed RamosWPts: 12x6San Antonio OpenABS4F2015
8699Inacio NetoInacio NetoWPts: 2x2, AdvSan Antonio OpenABSSF2015
8700Pedro MelloPedro MelloWPts: 4x2San Antonio OpenABSF2015
8747Robert RodriguezWEBI/OTOnnit Invit.ABS4F2015
9238Nathan MendelshonWPts: 2x0Pan American82KGR12016
9659Darson HemmingsDarson HemmingsWArm in ezekielSan Antonio OpenABSR12016
9661Inacio NetoInacio NetoWPts: 6x2San Antonio OpenABS4F2016
9663Victor SilverioVictor SilverioWPts: 6x4San Antonio OpenABSSF2016
10160Stephen MartinezWPts: 13x0American Nats82KG4F2016
10162Lucas ValleWArmbarAmerican Nats82KGSF2016
10270Nathan MendelsohnNathan MendelsohnWPointsBJJ Tour82KG4F2016
10271Marcus AntelanteMarcus AntelanteWPts: 10x2BJJ Tour82KGSF2016
10272Rafael BarbosaRafael BarbosaWPts: 4x0BJJ Tour82KGF2016
10278Mark TurnerWRNCAustin Open82KGSF2016
10279Randolph WelchWArmbarAustin Open82KGF2016
10282Felipe BuenoWPointsAustin OpenABS4F2016
10686Davy MendesWN/AManaus Open82KGSF2016
10687Chaise AlbuquerqueWPointsManaus Open82KGF2016
10934Renan SancarWPts: 10x0BJJ Rio Pro82KGR12016
10937Matheus KnorrWPointsBJJ Rio Pro82KG4F2016
11023Fabio FerrazWRNCGrand Slam RJ85KG8F2016
11028Gabriel ArgesGabriel ArgesWDQGrand Slam RJ85KG4F2016
11429Martin GobelWArmbarEuropean OpenABSR12017
11437Marcio AndreMarcio AndreWPts: 2x0European OpenABS8F2017
11442Lucio RodriguesLucio RodriguesWPts: 0x0, AdvEuropean OpenABS4F2017
11538Alberto OrtizWPts: 9x0European Open94KG8F2017
11737Jose CoelhoWArmbarManaus Nat. Pro85KG4F2017
12509Rodrigo FajardoRodrigo FajardoWPts: 0x0, AdvWP BR Qualifier85KGR12017
13038Santeri LiliusWPts: 19x0World Champ.82KGR12017
13249Cleves MatosWN/AAmerican Nats88KG4F2017
13379Inacio NetoInacio NetoWPointsAustin Open94KGSF2017
13659John CombsJohn CombsWPts: 4x2San Diego Pro82KGR12017
14285Dante LeonDante LeonWPts: 3x2BJJ NY Pro82KG4F2017
14289Marcos TinocoMarcos TinocoWPts: 2x2, AdvBJJ NY Pro82KGSF2017
14406Samuel DiasWPointsSan Antonio Open82KGSF2017
14407Kurt PantleWToe holdSan Antonio Open82KGF2017
14605Thiago SaThiago SaWPts: 2x0NoGi WorldsABSR22017
15258Gabriel ProcopioWToe holdPan American82KG8F2018
15799Ricardo PenaWPointsNY Spring Open82KG4F2018
16350David RaabDavid RaabWPts: 9x2World Champ.82KGR22018
16499Samir AbdolkaderWRNCAmerican Nat. NG85KGF2018
16502Francis CarlosWPts: 16x2American Nat. NGABS4F2018
16503Nisar LoynabNisar LoynabWPts: 0x0, AdvAmerican Nat. NGABSSF2018
16521Nisar LoynabNisar LoynabWPts: 7x4American Nat.88KGSF2018
16522Gabriel RochaWPts: 12x0American Nat.88KGF2018
16664Dante LeonDante LeonWPointsNY BJJ Pro82KGSF2018
16666Jonathan SatavaJonathan SatavaWPointsNY BJJ Pro82KGF2018
16746John RickellWPointsAustin Open88KGSF2018
16747Alika AngermanWCross chokeAustin Open88KGF2018
17070Cole FransonCole FransonWPointsLas Vegas OpenABS4F2018
17359Mateo TenzaraWSubmissionGrand Slam LA85KG4F2018
17362Diego RamalhoDiego RamalhoWReferee DecisionGrand Slam LA85KGSF2018
17363Rudson MateusRudson MateusWReferee DecisionGrand Slam LA85KGF2018
17565Jaime CanutoJaime CanutoWReferee DecisionWSOG 281KGR12018
17568Leonardo LaraLeonardo LaraWReferee DecisionWSOG 281KG8F2018
17571Sergio RiosSergio RiosWReferee DecisionWSOG 281KG4F2018
17574Gabriel ArgesGabriel ArgesWReferee DecisionWSOG 281KGSF2018
17576Victor SilverioVictor SilverioWReferee DecisionWSOG 281KGF2018
17810Cesar HerreraWArmbarSJJIF Worlds88KGSF2018
17812Gabriel AlmeidaGabriel AlmeidaWPointsSJJIF Worlds88KGF2018
17824Cesar HerreraWN/ASJJIF NG World85KGF2018
18195Pedro PalharesWPointsSan Antonio OpenABSSF2018
18326Marco AurelioWPts: 2x0NoGi Worlds79KGR12018
18337Michael TrassoMichael TrassoWPts: 2x0NoGi Worlds79KGR22018
18345Michael LieraMichael LieraWShort chokeNoGi Worlds79KG4F2018
18515DJ JacksonDJ JacksonWPts: 6x0Grand Slam AD85KG4F2019
18545Diego RamalhoDiego RamalhoWArmbarKing of Mats II85KGRR2019
18550DJ JacksonDJ JacksonWPts: 9x0King of Mats II85KGRR2019
18646Rubens FonsecaWArm in ezekielEuropean OpenABSR22019
19107DJ JacksonDJ JacksonWReferee DecisionF2W Pro 10485KGSPF2019
19238Edmund KimWPts: 6x0Pan American82KGR12019
19252Claudio CalasansClaudio CalasansWArmbarPan American82KG8F2019
19501Carlos PalacioWChoke from backOrlando SPO88KGF2019
19503Stuart RandleWPointsOrlando SPOABS4F2019
19506Julyan SynanWPointsOrlando SPOABSSF2019
20221Max LindbladMax LindbladWPts: 6x6, AdvWorld Champ.82KGR12019
20436Gabriel AlmeidaGabriel AlmeidaWReferee DecisionF2W Pro 11583KGSPF2019
20442Hunter NewtonWPointsThird Coast82KGSPF2019
20860Ralph SebexenWReferee DecisionF2W Pro 12182KGSPF2019
21146Isaque BahienseIsaque BahienseWReferee DecisionKing Of Mats85KGRR2019
21151Nathan MendelsohnNathan MendelsohnWPts: 2x0King Of Mats85KGRR2019
21193Ronaldo JuniorRonaldo JuniorWPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam LA85KGR12019
21196Mathias LunaMathias LunaWPts: 2x0Grand Slam LA85KGSF2019
21198Marcos TinocoMarcos TinocoWPts: 2x2, AdvGrand Slam LA85KGF2019
21651Mauricio OliveiraMauricio OliveiraWReferee DecisionF2W Pro 13082KGSPF2019

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