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Renato Canuto

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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: C. Gracie > H. Gracie > Carlson Gracie > M. Bustamante/Kiko Veloso > Leonardo Costa > Valdir Canuto > Renato Canuto

Main Achievements:

  • 1st Place IBJJF World Championship (2021)
  • 1st Place IBJJF World Championship No-Gi (2017)
  • 1st Place KASAI Pro 150lbs Grand Prix (2017)
  • 1st Place KASAI Pro 170lbs Grand Prix (2018)
  • 1st Place 3CG The Underdogs Grand Prix (2021)
  • 1st Place IBJJF American Nationals (2017)
  • 1st Place UAEJJF Grand Slam, LA (2017)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF World Championship (2018)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF Pan Championship (2019)
  • 2nd Place Marianas Open (2018)
  • 3rd Place Marianas Open (2017)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF World Championship (2019)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF Pan Championship (2017 / 2020)

Main Achievements (Colored Belts):

  • 1st Place IBJJF World Championship (2016 brown)
  • 1st Place IBJJF World No-Gi Championship (2016 brown)
  • 1st Place IBJJF São Paulo International Open (2014/2015 purple)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Las Vegas International Open (2016 brown)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Seattle International Open (2016 brown)
  • 1st Place UAEJJF Las Vegas Pro (2016 brown)
  • 1st Place UAEJJF Grand Slam – Los Angeles (2016 brown)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF Pan Championship (2014 purple)
  • 2nd Place CBJJ Juvenile Brazilian Nationals (2011 green, 2012 blue)
  • 2nd Place CBJJ South American Championship (2014/2015 purple)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF Pan Championship (2016 brown)

Favorite Position/Technique: Armbar

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

Team/Association: Checkmat

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 introduced 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 instill 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 socializing. Driven to the sport from early on, Canuto spent most of his spare time on the mats training or traveling 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 analyzing 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 submission and forward moving frame of mind and with no room for stalling.

In 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 traveled to the US to award him his black belt in a ceremony held in December 2016.

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Renato Canuto MATCH STATS

Overall Positions

CONQUERED MOVES AVERAGE 1.24

OVERALL CONQUERED

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Top Game

Stand-up-game

Breakdown
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Stand-up-game

OPPONENT W/L TOP BOTTOM STAND UP EVENT ROUND YEAR
Mansher Khera W 2 1 1 Kasai RR 2017
Lucas Valle W 0 0 1 World RR 2017
Garry Tonon W 0 1 0 Kasai RR 2017
Michael Langhi W 0 1 0 World RR 2018
Tommi Pulkkanen W 2 0 0 World RR 2018
Piter Frank W 2 0 0 Pans 4F 2019
Megaton Dias W 2 0 1 World RR 2019
Levi Jones L 0 2 0 Pans RR 2019
Oliver Taza W 2 0 1 ADCC RR 2019
Michael Langhi W 0 0 1 World 4F 2019
Garry Tonon L 0 0 2 ADCC 4F 2019
Alef Brito W 0 2 0 World 4F 2019
Osvaldo Moizinho W 0 0 2 Pans RR 2019

Renato Canuto Grappling Record

65 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    32 (49%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    8 (12%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    19 (29%)
  • BY DECISION
    5 (8%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    1 (2%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

19 SUBMISSIONS WINS

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Armbar
37
7
#86e620
Choke from back
16
3
#5AD3D1
Choke
11
2
#d1212a
Bow and arrow
11
2
#fad11b
Wristlock
5
1
#f58822
Inside heel hook
5
1
#224aba
Mounted X choke
5
1
#ff9124
Arm in Ezekiel
5
1
#bf1f6c
Estima lock
5
1
19
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
23 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    13 (57%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    3 (13%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    2 (9%)
  • BY DECISION
    4 (17%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    1 (4%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

2 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

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Triangle armbar
50
1
#86e620
Kneebar
50
1
2
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Renato Canuto Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
11879Espen M.LPts: 2x2, AdvCopa Podio77KGRR2017
11887Pedro PaquitoD---Copa Podio77KGRR2017
11890Diego BorgesDiego BorgesLPts: 4x2Copa Podio77KGRR2017
11894H. MarquesLPts: 0x0, AdvCopa Podio77KGRR2017
12169Marcio AndreMarcio AndreLPts: 6x4Pan American76KGSF2017
12828Isaque BahienseIsaque BahienseLPts: 4x0Marianas82KGSF2017
13111Jake MackenzieJake MackenzieLPts: 9x2World Champ.76KG8F2017
14873Tommy LangakerTommy LangakerLTriangle armbarEuropean OpenABS4F2018
14910Masahiro IwasakiMasahiro IwasakiLPts: 2x0European Open76KG4F2018
15861Eddie CummingsEddie CummingsLReferee DecisionKasai Pro 272KGSPF2018
16010Isaque BahienseIsaque BahienseLPts: 2x0Marianas Open81KGF2018
16051C. NegromonteC. NegromonteLReferee DecisionKing of Mats85KGSF2018
16079Gustavo BatistaGustavo BatistaLReferee DecisionWP Br Qualifier85KGSF2018
16509Lucas LepriLucas LepriLPts: 4x0World Champ.76KGF2018
19586Levi JonesLevi JonesLPts: 6x4Pan American76KGF2019
20612Lucas ValenteLucas ValenteLPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Champ.76KGSF2019
21841Garry TononGarry TononLPts: 0x0, PenADCC77KG4F2019
23176Dante LeonDante LeonLPts: 5x4Kasai Pro 777KGSPF2020
23829Tye RuotoloTye RuotoloLReferee DecisionKumite V81KGSF2020
24126Michael LieraMichael LieraLPts: 2x0Pan American76KGSF2020
25376Jeferson GuaresiJeferson GuaresiLPts: 4x2Orlando Open82KGSF2021
25571Andre CantanhedeLKneebarWP BR Qualifier77KG4F2021
28224JZ CavalcantiLPts: 2x0NoGi Worlds79KG8F2021
29037Tainan DalpraTainan DalpraLPts: 9x2IBJJF GP82KGSF2021
12031Sergio RiosSergio RiosWReferee DecisionFIVE SL76KGSPF2017
12159Juan KamezawaJuan KamezawaWChoke from backPan American76KG8F2017
12166Gabriel RolloGabriel RolloWPts: 2x2, AdvPan American76KG4F2017
12825Mike SanchezWChokeMarianas82KG4F2017
12831Lucas RochaLucas RochaWPts: 2x0Marianas82KG3RD2017
13103Lucas ValleWPts: 2x2, AdvWorld Champ.76KGR12017
13336Kevin MahechaKevin MahechaWWristlockAmerican Nats76KG4F2017
13341Rodrigo FreitasRodrigo FreitasWPts: 4x2American Nats76KGSF2017
13796Bret RussellWPts: 11x2Grand Slam LA77KGR12017
13799John CombsJohn CombsWPts: 2x0Grand Slam LA77KG4F2017
13803Jaime CanutoJaime CanutoWPts: 2x2, AdvGrand Slam LA77KGSF2017
13805Francisco IturraldeFrancisco IturraldeWPts: 8x2Grand Slam LA77KGF2017
14002Daniel DavisWPts: 2x0No Gi Pan Am.73KG4F2017
14005Francisco DanielWPts: 8x0No Gi Pan Am.73KGSF2017
14007Frederico AugustoWPts: 2x0No Gi Pan Am.73KGF2017
14272Ben ButtarsWBow and arrowLong Beach Open76KG4F2017
14275Piter FrankWArmbarLong Beach Open76KGSF2017
14276Francisco IturraldeFrancisco IturraldeWPts: 9x0Long Beach Open76KGF2017
14573AJ AgazarmAJ AgazarmD---Kasai Pro70KGRR2017
14575Mansher KheraMansher KheraWPts: 12x0Kasai Pro70KGRR2017
14579Garry TononGarry TononWPts: 2x0Kasai Pro70KGRR2017
14582Celso ViniciusCelso ViniciusWReferee DecisionKasai Pro70KGF2017
14662Tommi PulkkannenWArmbarNoGi Worlds73KGR22017
14666Isa AbleWPts: 4x0NoGi Worlds73KG4F2017
14670Rodrigo FreitasRodrigo FreitasWPts: 18x0NoGi Worlds73KGSF2017
14672AJ AgazarmAJ AgazarmWPts: 0x0, AdvNoGi Worlds73KGF2017
14862John CombsJohn CombsWPts: 4x2European OpenABSR12018
14870Admilson GobiAdmilson GobiWPts: 2x0European OpenABS8F2018
14908K. MarekWPts: 6x0European Open76KGR12018
16006Diego RamalhoDiego RamalhoWPointsMarianas Open81KG4F2018
16009Servio TulioServio TulioWPts: 9x0Marianas Open81KGSF2018
16046Roberto SatoshiRoberto SatoshiWPointsKing of Mats85KGRR2018
16048Clark GracieClark GracieWArmbarKing of Mats85KGRR2018
16076Michael DouglasWArmbarWP Br Qualifier85KG4F2018
16484Tommi PulkkanenWArmbarWorld Champ.76KGR22018
16498Michael LanghiMichael LanghiWPts: 2x2, AdvWorld Champ.76KGR32018
16504Victor SilverioVictor SilverioWPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Champ.76KG4F2018
16508Vitor OliveiraVitor OliveiraWReferee DecisionWorld Champ.76KGSF2018
17224Jason RauJason RauWPts: 11x0Kasai Pro 377KGRR2018
17228PJ BarchPJ BarchWPts: 1x0Kasai Pro 377KGRR2018
17233Victor SilverioVictor SilverioD---Kasai Pro 377KGRR2018
17237Vagner RochaVagner RochaWPts: 1x1, PenKasai Pro 377KGF2018
18178Vagner RochaVagner RochaWPts: 3x0Kasai Pro 477KGSPF2018
19002Marcio AndreMarcio AndreWInside heel hookKasai Dallas76KGSPF2019
19574Piter FrankWChoke from backPan American76KG8F2019
19583Athos MirandaWPts: 0x0, AdvPan American76KG4F2019
19585Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoWPts: 4x0Pan American76KGSF2019
20599Wellington DiasWellington DiasWChokeWorld Champ.76KGR12019
20606Alef BritoAlef BritoWPts: 4x2World Champ.76KGR22019
20610Michael LanghiMichael LanghiWPts: 2x0World Champ.76KG4F2019
20956Dante LeonDante LeonWPts: 5x4KASAI SS Florida77KGSPF2019
21835Oliver TazaOliver TazaWPts: 2x0ADCC77KGR12019
23826Johnny TamaJohnny TamaWReferee DecisionKumite V81KG4F2020
24120Alexander LaneWChoke from backPan American76KG8F2020
24125Paulo GabrielPaulo GabrielWPts: 2x2, AdvPan American76KG4F2020
25374Vinicius WongWBow and arrowOrlando Open82KG4F2021
25393Alexander LaneWMounted X chokeOrlando OpenABS4F2021
25398Thiago AbudThiago AbudWArm in EzekielOrlando OpenABSSF2021
25399Michael LieraMichael LieraWPts: 4x0Orlando OpenABSF2021
28215Joseph McKayWArmbarNoGi Worlds79KGR22021
28649Thiago AsoWEstima lock3CG Underdogs84KGR12021
28657Aaron WilsonWPoints3CG Underdogs84KG4F2021
28661Jake ShieldsJake ShieldsWArmbar3CG Underdogs84KGSF2021
28662Jeferson GuaresiJeferson GuaresiWReferee Decision3CG Underdogs84KGF2021
29438Fabricio BarbarottiFabricio BarbarottiWPts: 7x2World Champ.76KG8F2021
29440Levi JonesLevi JonesWPts: 3x0World Champ.76KG4F2021
29442Murilo AmaralMurilo AmaralWPts: 2x0World Champ.76KGSF2021

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