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Renato Forasieppi Canuto is a Brazilian jiu jitsu black belt under his father Valdir “Tio Chico” Canuto, being also one of the top representatives of team Checkmat JJ in the sport’s international circuit. Canuto, who has worked extensively under Robert Drysdale, Rodrigo Cavaca, as well as Leonardo Vieira is widely regarded as one of the most exciting grapplers of his generation having proved his worth in a wide spectrum of grappling rules.

Renato Canuto Jiu Jitsu

Full Name: Renato Forasieppi Alves Canuto

Nickname: n/a

Lineage: Mitsuyo Maeda > Carlos Gracie > Carlson Gracie > Murilo Bustamante/Kiko Veloso > Leonardo Costa > Valdir Canuto > Renato Canuto

Main Achievements:

  • IBJJF World No-Gi Champion (2017)
  • KASAI Pro 150lbs Champion (2017)
  • KASAI Pro 170lbs Champion (2018)
  • USBJJF/IBJJF American Nationals Champion (2017)
  • UAEJJF Abu Dhabi Grand Slam – Los Angeles Champion (2017)
  • IBJJF World Championship 2nd Place (2018)
  • IBJJF Pan American 2nd Place (2019)
  • Marianas Open 2nd Place (2018)
  • IBJJF Pan American 3rd Place (2017)
  • Marianas Open 3rd Place (2017)

Main Achievements (Colored Belts):

  • IBJJF World Champion (2016 brown)
  • IBJJF World No-Gi Champion (2016 brown)
  • IBJJF São Paulo International Open Champion (2014/2015 purple)
  • IBJJF Las Vegas International Open Champion (2016 brown)
  • IBJJF Seattle International Open Champion (2016 brown)
  • UAEJJF Las Vegas Pro Champion (2016 brown)
  • UAEJJF Abu Dhabi Grand Slam – Los Angeles Champion (2016 brown)
  • IBJJF Pan American Championship Runner-up (2014 purple)
  • CBJJ Juvenile Brazilian National Championship Runner-up (2011 green, 2012 blue)
  • CBJJ South American Championship Runner-up (2014/2015 purple)
  • IBJJF Pan American Championship 3rd Place (2016 brown)

Favorite Position/Technique: Armbar

Weight Division: Peso Leve (76.0 kg / 168.0 lbs)

Team/Association: Tio Chico Jiu Jitsu / Zenith

Renato Canuto Biography

Renato Forasieppi Canuto was born on June 13, 1996 in São Vicente – a coastal municipality in southern São Paulo, Brazil.

Even though Renato’s father (Valdir “Tio Chico”) was a great jiu jitsu enthusiast and practitioner, Canuto didn’t start his grappling experience through the famous arte suave, having instead picked up judo during his early childhood. It was only once Valdir started coaching a kids BJJ class (around 2004) that Renato was initiated to this style, on his dad’s mats – being the very first student on that class.

Within just a few months of training “Tio Chico” signed his boy on to the state tournament (Campeonato Paulista – FPJJ), an event that Renato won well, thus proving he was a real talent in the sport. This victory would instil in the young Canuto the desire to seek more competitive outlets in which to test himself. A sentiment that only grew with time.

Unlike most children his age, Renato didn’t spend much of his time playing games or socialising. Driven to the sport from early on, Canuto spent most of his spare time on the mats training, or travelling to tournaments. This lifestyle was envisioned with one goal in mind, that of one day becoming a world jiu jitsu champion – an accomplishment achieved as a brown belt in 2016. This much was explained by Renato himself in an interview given to BJJ Heroes that year.

Classing himself as a student of the game, Renato Canuto took elements out of many of the top grapplers of the older generations by analysing their games to the most minute details. In the process Renato created a very unique style. a style that many regarded as the most eye pleasing jiu jitsu of his generation, with a submission and forward motion frame of mind and with no room for stalling.

During 2016 Renato went to the United States in order to prepare for the IBJJF Pan American Championship, working with Robert Drysdale for that effect. His talent shined through among the workgroup, and followed a proposal to remain in Las Vegas and become one of the coaches at Drysdale’s academy. An offer accepted by Canuto. Later that year Renato’s father travelled to the US to award him his black belt in a ceremony held on December 2016.

Renato Canuto Grappling Record

45 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    23 (51%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    7 (16%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    11 (24%)
  • BY DECISION
    3 (7%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    1 (2%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

11 SUBMISSIONS WINS

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Armbar
45
5
#86e620
Choke from back
18
2
#5AD3D1
Choke
9
1
#d1212a
Wristlock
9
1
#fad11b
Bow and arrow
9
1
#f58822
Inside heel hook
9
1
11
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
14 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    9 (64%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    2 (14%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    1 (7%)
  • BY DECISION
    2 (14%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

1 SUBMISSION LOSSES

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Triangle armbar
100
1
1
(100%) SUBMISSION

Renato Canuto Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
11761Espen M.LPts: 2x2, AdvCopa Podio77KGRR2017
11769Pedro PaquitoD---Copa Podio77KGRR2017
11772Diego BorgesDiego BorgesLPts: 4x2Copa Podio77KGRR2017
11776H. MarquesLPts: 0x0, AdvCopa Podio77KGRR2017
12050Marcio AndreMarcio AndreLPts: 6x4Pan American76KGSF2017
12697Isaque BahienseIsaque BahienseLPts: 4x0Marianas82KGSF2017
12975Jake MackenzieJake MackenzieLPts: 9x2World Champ.76KG8F2017
14637Tommy LangakerTommy LangakerLTriangle armbarEuropean OpenABS4F2018
14674Masahiro IwasakiMasahiro IwasakiLPts: 2x0European Open76KG4F2018
15570Eddie CummingsEddie CummingsLReferee DecisionKasai Pro 272KGSPF2018
15705Isaque BahienseIsaque BahienseLPts: 2x0Marianas Open81KGF2018
15746C. NegromonteC. NegromonteLReferee DecisionKing of Mats85KGSF2018
15774Gustavo BatistaGustavo BatistaLPts: 0x0WP Br Qualifier85KGSF2018
16188Lucas LepriLucas LepriLPts: 4x0World Champ.76KGF2018
18988Levi JonesLevi JonesLPts: 6x4Pan American76KGF2019
11912Sergio RiosSergio RiosWReferee DecisionFIVE SL76KGSPF2017
12040Juan KamezawaJuan KamezawaWChoke from backPan American76KG8F2017
12047Gabriel RolloGabriel RolloWPts: 2x2, AdvPan American76KG4F2017
12694Mike SanchezWChokeMarianas82KG4F2017
12700Lucas RochaLucas RochaWPts: 2x0Marianas82KG3RD2017
12967Lucas ValleWPts: 2x2, AdvWorld Champ.76KGR12017
13196Kevin MahechaKevin MahechaWWristlockAmerican Nats76KG4F2017
13201Rodrigo FreitasRodrigo FreitasWPts: 4x2American Nats76KGSF2017
13648Bret RussellWPts: 11x2Grand Slam LA77KGR12017
13651John CombsJohn CombsWPts: 2x0Grand Slam LA77KG4F2017
13655Jaime CanutoJaime CanutoWPts: 2x2, AdvGrand Slam LA77KGSF2017
13657Francisco IturraldeFrancisco IturraldeWPts: 8x2Grand Slam LA77KGF2017
13852Daniel DavisWPts: 2x0No Gi Pan Am.73KG4F2017
13855Francisco DanielWPts: 8x0No Gi Pan Am.73KGSF2017
13857Frederico AugustoWPts: 2x0No Gi Pan Am.73KGF2017
14106Ben ButtarsWBow and arrowLong Beach Open76KG4F2017
14109Piter FrankWArmbarLong Beach Open76KGSF2017
14110Francisco IturraldeFrancisco IturraldeWPts: 9x0Long Beach Open76KGF2017
14384AJ AgazarmAJ AgazarmD---Kasai Pro70KGRR2017
14386Mansher KheraMansher KheraWPts: 10x2Kasai Pro70KGRR2017
14390Garry TononGarry TononWPts: 2x0Kasai Pro70KGRR2017
14393Celso ViniciusCelso ViniciusWReferee DecisionKasai Pro70KGF2017
14472Tommi PulkkannenWArmbarNoGi Worlds73KGR22017
14476Isa AbleWPts: 4x0NoGi Worlds73KG4F2017
14480Rodrigo FreitasRodrigo FreitasWPts: 18x0NoGi Worlds73KGSF2017
14482AJ AgazarmAJ AgazarmWPts: 0x0, AdvNoGi Worlds73KGF2017
14626John CombsJohn CombsWPts: 4x2European OpenABSR12018
14634Admilson GobiAdmilson GobiWPts: 2x0European OpenABS8F2018
14672K. MarekWPts: 6x0European Open76KGR12018
15701Diego RamalhoDiego RamalhoWPointsMarianas Open81KG4F2018
15704Servio TulioServio TulioWPts: 9x0Marianas Open81KGSF2018
15741Roberto SatoshiRoberto SatoshiWPointsKing of Mats85KGRR2018
15743Clark GracieClark GracieWArmbarKing of Mats85KGRR2018
15771Michael DouglasWArmbarWP Br Qualifier85KG4F2018
16163Tommi PulkkanenWArmbarWorld Champ.76KGR22018
16177Michael LanghiMichael LanghiWPts: 2x2, AdvWorld Champ.76KGR32018
16183Victor SilverioVictor SilverioWPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Champ.76KG4F2018
16187Vitor OliveiraVitor OliveiraWReferee DecisionWorld Champ.76KGSF2018
16864Jason RauWPts: 11x0Kasai Pro 377KGRR2018
16868PJ BarchPJ BarchWPts: 1x0Kasai Pro 377KGRR2018
16873Victor SilverioVictor SilverioD---Kasai Pro 377KGRR2018
16877Vagner RochaVagner RochaWPts: 1x1, PenKasai Pro 377KGF2018
17743Vagner RochaVagner RochaWPts: 3x0Kasai Pro 477KGSPF2018
18471Marcio AndreMarcio AndreWInside heel hookKasai Dallas76KGSPF2019
18976Piter FrankWChoke from backPan American76KG8F2019
18985Athos MirandaWPts: 0x0, AdvPan American76KG4F2019
18987Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoWPts: 4x0Pan American76KGSF2019

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