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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

116 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    57 (49%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    9 (8%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    30 (26%)
  • BY DECISION
    17 (15%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY EBI/OT
    1 (1%)

30 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Armbar
33
10
#86e620
RNC
13
4
#5AD3D1
Arm in Ezekiel
10
3
#d1212a
Choke from back
10
3
#fad11b
Toe hold
10
3
#f58822
Kimura
3
1
#224aba
Bow and arrow
3
1
#ff9124
Clock choke
3
1
#bf1f6c
Verbal tap
3
1
#22c9a5
Cross choke
3
1
#fad223
Submission
3
1
#03861f
Short choke
3
1
30
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
54 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    19 (35%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    9 (17%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    16 (30%)
  • BY DECISION
    8 (15%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    1 (2%)
  • BY EBI/OT
    1 (2%)

16 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
Choke from back
19
3
#86e620
Armbar
13
2
#5AD3D1
50/50 armbar
6
1
#d1212a
Inside heel hook
6
1
#fad11b
Outside heel hook
6
1
#f58822
Short choke
6
1
#224aba
Kimura
6
1
#ff9124
Kneebar
6
1
#bf1f6c
Wristlock
6
1
#22c9a5
Submission
6
1
#fad223
RNC
6
1
#03861f
Triangle armbar
6
1
#039a1f
Guillotine
6
1
16
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

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
12604Rafael CarvalhoLPts: 2x2, AdvWP BR Qualifier85KG4F2017
13145Isaque BahienseIsaque BahienseLPts: 6x0World Champ.82KG8F2017
13355Lucas BarbosaLucas BarbosaLPts: 3x2American Nats88KGSF2017
13487Josh HingerJosh HingerLArmbarAustin Open94KGF2017
13772Michael LieraMichael LieraLPts: 5x0San Diego Pro82KG4F2017
13816Victor SilverioVictor SilverioLChoke from backGrand Slam LA85KGR12017
14069Gabriel LucasGabriel LucasLPointsDallas FOABSSF2017
14683Michael LieraMichael LieraLPts: 0x0, AdvNoGi Worlds79KGR22017
14739Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusLRNCNoGi WorldsABS4F2017
15148Lucas ValenteLucas ValenteLAdvHouston Open82KGSF2018
15416Otavio SousaOtavio SousaLReferee DecisionPan American82KG4F2018
15969Marcos TinocoMarcos TinocoLPts: 2x0NY Spring Open82KGSF2018
16541Jaime CanutoJaime CanutoLPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Champ.82KG8F2018
16690Horlando MonteiroHorlando MonteiroLTriangle armbarAmerican Nat. NGABSF2018
17284Kaynan DuarteKaynan DuarteLPts: 6x2Las Vegas OpenABSSF2018
18073Kaynan DuarteKaynan DuarteLGuillotineSJJIF NG WorldABSF2018
18634Jaime CanutoJaime CanutoLReferee DecisionNoGi Worlds79KGSF2018
18814Lucas BarbosaLucas BarbosaLPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam AD85KGSF2019
18845Isaque BahienseIsaque BahienseLReferee DecisionKing of Mats II85KGRR2019
18851Gabriel ArgesGabriel ArgesLPts: 4x2King of Mats II85KGSF2019
19616Jaime CanutoJaime CanutoLReferee DecisionPan American82KG4F2019
20031Thiago SaThiago SaLPts: 0x0, AdvWP BR Qualifier85KG4F2019
20636JT TorresJT TorresL50/50 armbarWorld Champ.82KGR22019
21618Max LindbladMax LindbladLPts: 8x6King Of Mats85KGRR2019
22784Victor HugoVictor HugoLPts: 0x0, AdvNoGi WorldsABSR12019
23023Fellipe TrovoFellipe TrovoLPointsEuropean OpenABSR22020
23722Roberto JimenezRoberto JimenezLArmbar3CG Kumite88KG4F2020
23847Gabriel AlmeidaGabriel AlmeidaLReferee DecisionF2W 14993KGSPF2020
24162Matheus LunaMatheus LunaLPts: 2x2, PenPan American88KGSF2020
24217Jon BlankJon BlankLInside heel hookF2W 15484KGSPF2020
25223William TackettWilliam TackettLOutside heel hookF2W 16684KGSPF2021
25543Mason FowlerMason FowlerLShort choke3CG 6 AbsoluteABS4F2021
27574Andre PorfirioAndre PorfirioLPts: 2x2, AdvPan American88KGSF2021
29497Murilo SantanaMurilo SantanaLPts: 4x0World Champ.88KG8F2021
32842Andy MurasakiAndy MurasakiLChoke from backWorld Champ.82KG8F2022
33047Levi JonesLevi JonesLReferee DecisionEUG 482KGSF2022
34487Ronaldo JuniorRonaldo JuniorLPts: 8x3Grand Slam MIA85KGF2022
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
12601Rodrigo FajardoRodrigo FajardoWPts: 0x0, AdvWP BR Qualifier85KGR12017
13137Santeri LiliusSanteri LiliusWPts: 19x0World Champ.82KGR12017
13352Cleves MatosWN/AAmerican Nats88KG4F2017
13485Inacio NetoInacio NetoWPointsAustin Open94KGSF2017
13768John CombsJohn CombsWPts: 4x2San Diego Pro82KGR12017
14408Dante LeonDante LeonWPts: 3x2BJJ NY Pro82KG4F2017
14412Marcos TinocoMarcos TinocoWPts: 2x2, AdvBJJ NY Pro82KGSF2017
14533Samuel DiasWPointsSan Antonio Open82KGSF2017
14534Kurt PantleWToe holdSan Antonio Open82KGF2017
14733Thiago SaThiago SaWPts: 2x0NoGi WorldsABSR22017
15412Gabriel ProcopioGabriel ProcopioWToe holdPan American82KG8F2018
15967Ricardo PenaWPointsNY Spring Open82KG4F2018
16532David RaabDavid RaabWPts: 9x2World Champ.82KGR22018
16685Samir AbdolkaderWRNCAmerican Nat. NG85KGF2018
16688Francis CarlosWPts: 16x2American Nat. NGABS4F2018
16689Nisar LoynabNisar LoynabWPts: 0x0, AdvAmerican Nat. NGABSSF2018
16707Nisar LoynabNisar LoynabWPts: 7x4American Nat.88KGSF2018
16708Gabriel RochaWPts: 12x0American Nat.88KGF2018
16858Dante LeonDante LeonWPointsNY BJJ Pro82KGSF2018
16860Jonathan SatavaJonathan SatavaWPointsNY BJJ Pro82KGF2018
16940John RickellWPointsAustin Open88KGSF2018
16941Alika AngermanWCross chokeAustin Open88KGF2018
17281Cole FransonCole FransonWPointsLas Vegas OpenABS4F2018
17581Mateo TenzaraWSubmissionGrand Slam LA85KG4F2018
17584Diego RamalhoDiego RamalhoWReferee DecisionGrand Slam LA85KGSF2018
17585Rudson MateusRudson MateusWReferee DecisionGrand Slam LA85KGF2018
17793Jaime CanutoJaime CanutoWReferee DecisionWSOG 281KGR12018
17796Leonardo LaraLeonardo LaraWReferee DecisionWSOG 281KG8F2018
17799Sergio RiosSergio RiosWReferee DecisionWSOG 281KG4F2018
17802Gabriel ArgesGabriel ArgesWReferee DecisionWSOG 281KGSF2018
17804Victor SilverioVictor SilverioWReferee DecisionWSOG 281KGF2018
18053Cesar HerreraWArmbarSJJIF Worlds88KGSF2018
18055Gabriel AlmeidaGabriel AlmeidaWPointsSJJIF Worlds88KGF2018
18067Cesar HerreraWN/ASJJIF NG World85KGF2018
18467Pedro PalharesWPointsSan Antonio OpenABSSF2018
18612Marco AurelioWPts: 2x0NoGi Worlds79KGR12018
18623Michael TrassoMichael TrassoWPts: 2x0NoGi Worlds79KGR22018
18631Michael LieraMichael LieraWShort chokeNoGi Worlds79KG4F2018
18812DJ JacksonDJ JacksonWPts: 6x0Grand Slam AD85KG4F2019
18844Diego RamalhoDiego RamalhoWArmbarKing of Mats II85KGRR2019
18849DJ JacksonDJ JacksonWPts: 9x0King of Mats II85KGRR2019
18946Rubens FonsecaWArm in EzekielEuropean OpenABSR22019
19455DJ JacksonDJ JacksonWReferee DecisionF2W 10485KGSPF2019
19597Edmund KimWPts: 6x0Pan American82KGR12019
19611Claudio CalasansClaudio CalasansWArmbarPan American82KG8F2019
19869Carlos PalacioWChoke from backOrlando SPO88KGF2019
19871Stuart RandleWPointsOrlando SPOABS4F2019
19874Julyan SynanWPointsOrlando SPOABSSF2019
20619Max LindbladMax LindbladWPts: 6x6, AdvWorld Champ.82KGR12019
20838Gabriel AlmeidaGabriel AlmeidaWReferee DecisionF2W 11583KGSPF2019
20844Hunter NewtonWPointsThird Coast82KGSPF2019
21307Ralph SebexenWReferee DecisionF2W 12182KGSPF2019
21615Isaque BahienseIsaque BahienseWReferee DecisionKing Of Mats85KGRR2019
21620Nathan MendelsohnNathan MendelsohnWPts: 2x0King Of Mats85KGRR2019
21669Ronaldo JuniorRonaldo JuniorWPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam LA85KGR12019
21672Mathias LunaMathias LunaWPts: 2x0Grand Slam LA85KGSF2019
21674Marcos TinocoMarcos TinocoWPts: 2x2, AdvGrand Slam LA85KGF2019
22215Mauricio OliveiraMauricio OliveiraWReferee DecisionF2W 13082KGSPF2019
22777Jake WatsonJake WatsonWReferee DecisionF2W 13386KGSPF2019
22847Lucas RochaLucas RochaWPts: 9x0NoGi Worlds79KGR12019
22865Mathias LunaMathias LunaWPts: 0x0, AdvNoGi Worlds85KGSF2019
22866Gabriel AlmeidaGabriel AlmeidaWPts: 2x0NoGi Worlds85KGF2019
23097Espen MathiesenEspen MathiesenWPts: 22x0European Open88KGR12020
23102Rafael PaganiniRafael PaganiniWPts: 12x0European Open88KG4F2020
23103Jakub ZajkowskiJakub ZajkowskiWPts: 2x0European Open88KGSF2020
23105Bruno LimaBruno LimaWInjuryEuropean Open88KGF2020
23805Johnatha AlvesJohnatha AlvesWReferee DecisionF2W 14784KGSPF2020
23937Henrique NobregaWKimuraAustin Open88KGF2020
24160Ronnie PaceWChoke from backPan American88KG4F2020
25118Dante LeonDante LeonWReferee DecisionF2W 16485KGSPF2021
27571Jeferson GuaresiJeferson GuaresiWReferee DecisionPan American88KG4F2021
31597Enderson DiasEnderson DiasWPts: 4x2Pan American88KGR12022
31600Rafael PaganiniRafael PaganiniWArmbarPan American88KG4F2022
31604Yan LucasYan LucasWPts: 2x0Pan American88KGSF2022
33045Austin OrandayWToe holdEUG 482KG4F2022
33552Lucas BritoWBow and arrowAustin SMO82KGSF2022
33565Estevan MartinezEstevan MartinezWRNCAustin SMOABSSF2022
33567Igor SchneiderIgor SchneiderWPointsAustin SMOABSF2022
33586Jaime CanutoJaime CanutoWReferee DecisionAustin SMNGO85KGF2022
34484Fausto GodoyWClock chokeGrand Slam MIA85KG4F2022
34486Marcos TinocoMarcos TinocoWPts: 4x0Grand Slam MIA85KGSF2022

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