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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 Pan Championship (2022***)
  • 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)

* Absolute
** Weight and Absolute
*** Closed division with teammate

Favorite Position/Technique: Toreando Guard Pass

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

Team/Association: Rodrigo Pinheiro

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).

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Manuel Ribamar Grappling Record

133 WINS
    68 (51%)
    11 (8%)
    32 (24%)
    19 (14%)
    0 (0%)
    1 (1%)


Choke from back
Arm in Ezekiel
Toe hold
Bow and arrow
Clock choke
Verbal tap
Cross choke
Short choke
    22 (37%)
    10 (17%)
    16 (27%)
    10 (17%)
    1 (2%)
    1 (2%)


Choke from back
50/50 armbar
Inside heel hook
Outside heel hook
Short choke
Triangle armbar

Manuel Ribamar Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
7530Jaime CanutoJaime CanutoLPts: 4x2Matshark Open82KGF2015
7840Vinicius MarinhoVinicius MarinhoLPts: 4x3SP Open82KG4F2015
8430DJ JacksonDJ JacksonLPts: 2x0NoGi Worlds79KG8F2015
8780Jose PortilloLEBI/OTOnnit Invit.ABSSF2015
9298JT TorresJT TorresLPts: 6x4Pan American82KG8F2016
9372Abraham MarteAbraham MarteLKimuraPan AmericanABSR22016
9702Lucas BarbosaLucas BarbosaLPointsSan Antonio Open88KGSF2016
9713Lucas BarbosaLucas BarbosaLChoke from backSan Antonio OpenABSF2016
9995Gabriel ArgesGabriel ArgesLPts: 8x8, AdvWorld Champ.82KGR22016
10213Victor SilverioVictor SilverioLReferee DecisionAmerican Nats82KGF2016
10334Inacio NetoInacio NetoLKneebarAustin OpenABSSF2016
10990Gabriel RolloGabriel RolloLPts: 8x4BJJ Rio Pro82KGSF2016
11520Claudio CalasansClaudio CalasansLWristlockEuropean OpenABSSF2017
11620Adam WardzinskiAdam WardzinskiLPts: 2x0European Open94KG4F2017
11813Diego BorgesDiego BorgesLPointsManaus Nat. Pro85KGSF2017
11814Rodrigo FajardoRodrigo FajardoLSubmissionManaus Nat. Pro85KG3RD2017
12210Lucas BarbosaLucas BarbosaLReferee DecisionPan American88KG8F2017
12605Rafael CarvalhoLPts: 2x2, AdvWP BR Qualifier85KG4F2017
13146Isaque BahienseIsaque BahienseLPts: 6x0World Champ.82KG8F2017
13356Lucas BarbosaLucas BarbosaLPts: 3x2American Nats88KGSF2017
13488Josh HingerJosh HingerLArmbarAustin Open94KGF2017
13773Michael LieraMichael LieraLPts: 5x0San Diego Pro82KG4F2017
13817Victor SilverioVictor SilverioLChoke from backGrand Slam LA85KGR12017
14070Gabriel LucasGabriel LucasLPointsDallas FOABSSF2017
14684Michael LieraMichael LieraLPts: 0x0, AdvNoGi Worlds79KGR22017
14740Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusLRNCNoGi WorldsABS4F2017
15149Lucas ValenteLucas ValenteLAdvHouston Open82KGSF2018
15417Otavio SousaOtavio SousaLReferee DecisionPan American82KG4F2018
15970Marcos TinocoMarcos TinocoLPts: 2x0NY Spring Open82KGSF2018
16542Jaime CanutoJaime CanutoLPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Champ.82KG8F2018
16691Horlando MonteiroHorlando MonteiroLTriangle armbarAmerican Nat. NGABSF2018
17290Kaynan DuarteKaynan DuarteLPts: 6x2Las Vegas OpenABSSF2018
18082Kaynan DuarteKaynan DuarteLGuillotineSJJIF NG WorldABSF2018
18643Jaime CanutoJaime CanutoLReferee DecisionNoGi Worlds79KGSF2018
18823Lucas BarbosaLucas BarbosaLPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam AD85KGSF2019
18854Isaque BahienseIsaque BahienseLReferee DecisionKing of Mats II85KGRR2019
18860Gabriel ArgesGabriel ArgesLPts: 4x2King of Mats II85KGSF2019
19629Jaime CanutoJaime CanutoLReferee DecisionPan American82KG4F2019
20046Thiago SaThiago SaLPts: 0x0, AdvWP BR Qualifier85KG4F2019
20651JT TorresJT TorresL50/50 armbarWorld Champ.82KGR22019
21633Max LindbladMax LindbladLPts: 8x6King Of Mats85KGRR2019
22810Victor HugoVictor HugoLPts: 0x0, AdvNoGi WorldsABSR12019
23049Fellipe TrovoFellipe TrovoLPointsEuropean OpenABSR22020
23753Roberto JimenezRoberto JimenezLArmbar3CG Kumite88KG4F2020
23878Gabriel AlmeidaGabriel AlmeidaLReferee DecisionF2W 14993KGSPF2020
24194Matheus LunaMatheus LunaLPts: 2x2, PenPan American88KGSF2020
24249Jon BlankJon BlankLInside heel hookF2W 15484KGSPF2020
25257William TackettWilliam TackettLOutside heel hookF2W 16684KGSPF2021
25577Mason FowlerMason FowlerLShort choke3CG 6 AbsoluteABS4F2021
27613Andre PorfirioAndre PorfirioLPts: 2x2, AdvPan American88KGSF2021
29543Murilo SantanaMurilo SantanaLPts: 4x0World Champ.88KG8F2021
32950Andy MurasakiAndy MurasakiLChoke from backWorld Champ.82KG8F2022
33156Levi JonesLevi JonesLReferee DecisionEUG 482KGSF2022
34638Ronaldo JuniorRonaldo JuniorLPts: 8x3Grand Slam MIA85KGF2022
35897Isaque BahienseIsaque BahienseLPts: 0x0, AdvIBJJF GP88KGF2022
39972Francisco LoFrancisco LoLPts: 3x0Houston Open88KGF2023
40417Isaque BahienseIsaque BahienseLPts: 6x4World Champ.88KG4F2023
46331Bruno LimaBruno LimaLReferee DecisionADXC2NASPF2024
47969Uanderson FerreiraUanderson FerreiraLPts: 2x0Pan American88KG4F2024
48741Marcos CarrozzinoLReferee DecisionADGS Rome94KGSF2024
7529UnknownWArmbarMatshark Open82KGSF2015
7534Jason SolizWPts: 5x2Houston GP82KG4F2015
7535Chris WestfallWVerbal tapHouston GP82KGSF2015
7752Gleidson CurtisWPts: 18x0Austin Open82KG4F2015
7753Trenton CookeWArmbarAustin Open82KGSF2015
7754Sam SnowWArm in EzekielAustin Open82KGF2015
7835Ericson DiasWChoke from backSP Open82KGR12015
8724Gleidson CurtisWPts: 16x2San Antonio Open82KGF2015
8727Ed RamosWPts: 12x6San Antonio OpenABS4F2015
8730Inacio NetoInacio NetoWPts: 2x2, AdvSan Antonio OpenABSSF2015
8731Pedro MelloPedro MelloWPts: 4x2San Antonio OpenABSF2015
8778Robert RodriguezWEBI/OTOnnit Invit.ABS4F2015
9282Nathan MendelshonWPts: 2x0Pan American82KGR12016
9708Darson HemmingsDarson HemmingsWArm in EzekielSan Antonio OpenABSR12016
9710Inacio NetoInacio NetoWPts: 6x2San Antonio OpenABS4F2016
9712Victor SilverioVictor SilverioWPts: 6x4San Antonio OpenABSSF2016
10210Stephen MartinezWPts: 13x0American Nats82KG4F2016
10212Lucas ValleWArmbarAmerican Nats82KGSF2016
10320Nathan MendelsohnNathan MendelsohnWPointsBJJ Tour82KG4F2016
10321Marcus AntelanteMarcus AntelanteWPts: 10x2BJJ Tour82KGSF2016
10322Rafael BarbosaRafael BarbosaWPts: 4x0BJJ Tour82KGF2016
10328Mark TurnerWRNCAustin Open82KGSF2016
10329Randolph WelchWArmbarAustin Open82KGF2016
10332Felipe BuenoWPointsAustin OpenABS4F2016
10736Davy MendesWN/AManaus Open82KGSF2016
10737Chaise AlbuquerqueWPointsManaus Open82KGF2016
10986Renan SancarWPts: 10x0BJJ Rio Pro82KGR12016
10989Matheus KnorrWPointsBJJ Rio Pro82KG4F2016
11075Fabio FerrazWRNCGrand Slam RJ85KG8F2016
11080Gabriel ArgesGabriel ArgesWDQGrand Slam RJ85KG4F2016
11503Martin GobelWArmbarEuropean OpenABSR12017
11511Marcio AndreMarcio AndreWPts: 2x0European OpenABS8F2017
11516Lucio RodriguesLucio RodriguesWPts: 0x0, AdvEuropean OpenABS4F2017
11612Alberto OrtizWPts: 9x0European Open94KG8F2017
11811Jose CoelhoWArmbarManaus Nat. Pro85KG4F2017
12602Rodrigo FajardoRodrigo FajardoWPts: 0x0, AdvWP BR Qualifier85KGR12017
13138Santeri LiliusSanteri LiliusWPts: 19x0World Champ.82KGR12017
13353Cleves MatosWN/AAmerican Nats88KG4F2017
13486Inacio NetoInacio NetoWPointsAustin Open94KGSF2017
13769John CombsJohn CombsWPts: 4x2San Diego Pro82KGR12017
14409Dante LeonDante LeonWPts: 3x2BJJ NY Pro82KG4F2017
14413Marcos TinocoMarcos TinocoWPts: 2x2, AdvBJJ NY Pro82KGSF2017
14534Samuel DiasWPointsSan Antonio Open82KGSF2017
14535Kurt PantleWToe holdSan Antonio Open82KGF2017
14734Thiago SaThiago SaWPts: 2x0NoGi WorldsABSR22017
15413Gabriel ProcopioGabriel ProcopioWToe holdPan American82KG8F2018
15968Ricardo PenaWPointsNY Spring Open82KG4F2018
16533David RaabDavid RaabWPts: 9x2World Champ.82KGR22018
16686Samir AbdolkaderWRNCAmerican Nat. NG85KGF2018
16689Francis CarlosWPts: 16x2American Nat. NGABS4F2018
16690Nisar LoynabNisar LoynabWPts: 0x0, AdvAmerican Nat. NGABSSF2018
16708Nisar LoynabNisar LoynabWPts: 7x4American Nat.88KGSF2018
16709Gabriel RochaWPts: 12x0American Nat.88KGF2018
16864Dante LeonDante LeonWPointsNY BJJ Pro82KGSF2018
16866Jonathan SatavaJonathan SatavaWPointsNY BJJ Pro82KGF2018
16946John RickellWPointsAustin Open88KGSF2018
16947Alika AngermanWCross chokeAustin Open88KGF2018
17287Cole FransonCole FransonWPointsLas Vegas OpenABS4F2018
17587Mateo TenzaraWSubmissionGrand Slam LA85KG4F2018
17590Diego RamalhoDiego RamalhoWReferee DecisionGrand Slam LA85KGSF2018
17591Rudson MateusRudson MateusWReferee DecisionGrand Slam LA85KGF2018
17799Jaime CanutoJaime CanutoWReferee DecisionWSOG 281KGR12018
17802Leonardo LaraLeonardo LaraWReferee DecisionWSOG 281KG8F2018
17805Sergio RiosSergio RiosWReferee DecisionWSOG 281KG4F2018
17808Gabriel ArgesGabriel ArgesWReferee DecisionWSOG 281KGSF2018
17810Victor SilverioVictor SilverioWReferee DecisionWSOG 281KGF2018
18062Cesar HerreraWArmbarSJJIF Worlds88KGSF2018
18064Gabriel AlmeidaGabriel AlmeidaWPointsSJJIF Worlds88KGF2018
18076Cesar HerreraWN/ASJJIF NG World85KGF2018
18476Pedro PalharesWPointsSan Antonio OpenABSSF2018
18621Marco AurelioWPts: 2x0NoGi Worlds79KGR12018
18632Michael TrassoMichael TrassoWPts: 2x0NoGi Worlds79KGR22018
18640Michael LieraMichael LieraWShort chokeNoGi Worlds79KG4F2018
18821DJ JacksonDJ JacksonWPts: 6x0Grand Slam AD85KG4F2019
18853Diego RamalhoDiego RamalhoWArmbarKing of Mats II85KGRR2019
18858DJ JacksonDJ JacksonWPts: 9x0King of Mats II85KGRR2019
18955Rubens FonsecaWArm in EzekielEuropean OpenABSR22019
19468DJ JacksonDJ JacksonWReferee DecisionF2W 10485KGSPF2019
19610Edmund KimWPts: 6x0Pan American82KGR12019
19624Claudio CalasansClaudio CalasansWArmbarPan American82KG8F2019
19884Carlos PalacioWChoke from backOrlando SPO88KGF2019
19886Stuart RandleWPointsOrlando SPOABS4F2019
19889Julyan SynanWPointsOrlando SPOABSSF2019
20634Max LindbladMax LindbladWPts: 6x6, AdvWorld Champ.82KGR12019
20853Gabriel AlmeidaGabriel AlmeidaWReferee DecisionF2W 11583KGSPF2019
20859Hunter NewtonWPointsThird Coast82KGSPF2019
21322Ralph SebexenWReferee DecisionF2W 12182KGSPF2019
21630Isaque BahienseIsaque BahienseWReferee DecisionKing Of Mats85KGRR2019
21635Nathan MendelsohnNathan MendelsohnWPts: 2x0King Of Mats85KGRR2019
21685Ronaldo JuniorRonaldo JuniorWPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam LA85KGR12019
21688Mathias LunaMathias LunaWPts: 2x0Grand Slam LA85KGSF2019
21690Marcos TinocoMarcos TinocoWPts: 2x2, AdvGrand Slam LA85KGF2019
22237Mauricio OliveiraMauricio OliveiraWReferee DecisionF2W 13082KGSPF2019
22803Jake WatsonJake WatsonWReferee DecisionF2W 13386KGSPF2019
22873Lucas RochaLucas RochaWPts: 9x0NoGi Worlds79KGR12019
22891Mathias LunaMathias LunaWPts: 0x0, AdvNoGi Worlds85KGSF2019
22892Gabriel AlmeidaGabriel AlmeidaWPts: 2x0NoGi Worlds85KGF2019
23123Espen MathiesenEspen MathiesenWPts: 22x0European Open88KGR12020
23128Rafael PaganiniRafael PaganiniWPts: 12x0European Open88KG4F2020
23129Jakub ZajkowskiJakub ZajkowskiWPts: 2x0European Open88KGSF2020
23131Bruno LimaBruno LimaWInjuryEuropean Open88KGF2020
23836Johnatha AlvesJohnatha AlvesWReferee DecisionF2W 14784KGSPF2020
23968Henrique NobregaWKimuraAustin Open88KGF2020
24192Ronnie PaceWChoke from backPan American88KG4F2020
25151Dante LeonDante LeonWReferee DecisionF2W 16485KGSPF2021
27610Jeferson GuaresiJeferson GuaresiWReferee DecisionPan American88KG4F2021
31688Enderson DiasEnderson DiasWPts: 4x2Pan American88KGR12022
31691Rafael PaganiniRafael PaganiniWArmbarPan American88KG4F2022
31695Yan LucasYan LucasWPts: 2x0Pan American88KGSF2022
33154Austin OrandayAustin OrandayWToe holdEUG 482KG4F2022
33695Lucas BritoWBow and arrowAustin SMO82KGSF2022
33708Estevan MartinezEstevan MartinezWRNCAustin SMOABSSF2022
33710Igor SchneiderIgor SchneiderWPointsAustin SMOABSF2022
33731Jaime CanutoJaime CanutoWReferee DecisionAustin SMNGO85KGF2022
34635Fausto GodoyWClock chokeGrand Slam MIA85KG4F2022
34637Marcos TinocoMarcos TinocoWPts: 4x0Grand Slam MIA85KGSF2022
35576Gabriel ArgesGabriel ArgesWPts: 9x0NoGi Pan85KG8F2022
35583Sebastian RodriguezSebastian RodriguezWPts: 2x0NoGi Pan85KG4F2022
35587Francisco LoFrancisco LoWPts: 6x4NoGi Pan85KGSF2022
35589Felipe CesarFelipe CesarWPts: 0x0, AdvNoGi Pan85KGF2022
35895Ronaldo JuniorRonaldo JuniorWPts: 0x0, AdvIBJJF GP88KGSF2022
39969Mateus RodriguesMateus RodriguesWReferee DecisionHouston Open88KG4F2023
39971Sebastian RodriguezSebastian RodriguezWPts: 4x2Houston Open88KGSF2023
40401Clay MayfieldWPts: 6x0World Champ.88KGR12023
40415Marcos MartinsMarcos MartinsWReferee DecisionWorld Champ.88KG8F2023
41627Marlon TanakaWPointsAustin SMO94KGRR2023
47753Marlon TanakaWChoke from backDallas Open94KGRR2024
47754Filipe PimentelWChoke from backDallas Open94KGRR2024
47965Alex MunisAlex MunisWPts: 13x6Pan American88KG8F2024
48735Ali MagomedovWPts: 1x0ADGS Rome94KGR12024
48738Mikael RhaillanderWPts: 10x0ADGS Rome94KG4F2024
49590Dennis SouzaWPts: 2x1ADGS ABD94KG8F2024
49594Clemer CanarioWPts: 4x3ADGS ABD94KG4F2024

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