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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 No-Gi (2017)
  • 1st Place KASAI Pro 150lbs Grand Prix (2017)
  • 1st Place KASAI Pro 170lbs Grand Prix (2018)
  • 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: 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 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.

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

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Renato Canuto MATCH STATS

Overall Positions

CONQUERED MOVES AVERAGE 1.24

OVERALL CONQUERED

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

Renato Canuto Grappling Record

57 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    28 (49%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    8 (14%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    16 (28%)
  • BY DECISION
    4 (7%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    1 (2%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

16 SUBMISSIONS WINS

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Armbar
31
5
#86e620
Choke from back
19
3
#5AD3D1
Choke
13
2
#d1212a
Bow and arrow
13
2
#fad11b
Wristlock
6
1
#f58822
Inside heel hook
6
1
#224aba
Mounted X choke
6
1
#ff9124
Arm in Ezekiel
6
1
16
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
21 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    11 (52%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    3 (14%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    2 (10%)
  • BY DECISION
    4 (19%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    1 (5%)
  • 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
11862Espen M.LPts: 2x2, AdvCopa Podio77KGRR2017
11870Pedro PaquitoD---Copa Podio77KGRR2017
11873Diego BorgesDiego BorgesLPts: 4x2Copa Podio77KGRR2017
11877H. MarquesLPts: 0x0, AdvCopa Podio77KGRR2017
12152Marcio AndreMarcio AndreLPts: 6x4Pan American76KGSF2017
12811Isaque BahienseIsaque BahienseLPts: 4x0Marianas82KGSF2017
13094Jake MackenzieJake MackenzieLPts: 9x2World Champ.76KG8F2017
14841Tommy LangakerTommy LangakerLTriangle armbarEuropean OpenABS4F2018
14878Masahiro IwasakiMasahiro IwasakiLPts: 2x0European Open76KG4F2018
15820Eddie CummingsEddie CummingsLReferee DecisionKasai Pro 272KGSPF2018
15969Isaque BahienseIsaque BahienseLPts: 2x0Marianas Open81KGF2018
16010C. NegromonteC. NegromonteLReferee DecisionKing of Mats85KGSF2018
16038Gustavo BatistaGustavo BatistaLReferee DecisionWP Br Qualifier85KGSF2018
16466Lucas LepriLucas LepriLPts: 4x0World Champ.76KGF2018
19499Levi JonesLevi JonesLPts: 6x4Pan American76KGF2019
20514Lucas ValenteLucas ValenteLPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Champ.76KGSF2019
21729Garry TononGarry TononLPts: 0x0, PenADCC77KG4F2019
23036Dante LeonDante LeonLPts: 5x4Kasai Pro 777KGSPF2020
23672Tye RuotoloTye RuotoloLReferee DecisionKumite V81KGSF2020
23960Michael LieraMichael LieraLPts: 2x0Pan American76KGSF2020
25173Jeferson GuaresiJeferson GuaresiLPts: 4x2Orlando Open82KGSF2021
25365Andre CantanhedeLKneebarWP BR Qualifier77KG4F2021
12014Sergio RiosSergio RiosWReferee DecisionFIVE SL76KGSPF2017
12142Juan KamezawaJuan KamezawaWChoke from backPan American76KG8F2017
12149Gabriel RolloGabriel RolloWPts: 2x2, AdvPan American76KG4F2017
12808Mike SanchezWChokeMarianas82KG4F2017
12814Lucas RochaLucas RochaWPts: 2x0Marianas82KG3RD2017
13086Lucas ValleWPts: 2x2, AdvWorld Champ.76KGR12017
13319Kevin MahechaKevin MahechaWWristlockAmerican Nats76KG4F2017
13324Rodrigo FreitasRodrigo FreitasWPts: 4x2American Nats76KGSF2017
13776Bret RussellWPts: 11x2Grand Slam LA77KGR12017
13779John CombsJohn CombsWPts: 2x0Grand Slam LA77KG4F2017
13783Jaime CanutoJaime CanutoWPts: 2x2, AdvGrand Slam LA77KGSF2017
13785Francisco IturraldeFrancisco IturraldeWPts: 8x2Grand Slam LA77KGF2017
13982Daniel DavisWPts: 2x0No Gi Pan Am.73KG4F2017
13985Francisco DanielWPts: 8x0No Gi Pan Am.73KGSF2017
13987Frederico AugustoWPts: 2x0No Gi Pan Am.73KGF2017
14247Ben ButtarsWBow and arrowLong Beach Open76KG4F2017
14250Piter FrankWArmbarLong Beach Open76KGSF2017
14251Francisco IturraldeFrancisco IturraldeWPts: 9x0Long Beach Open76KGF2017
14548AJ AgazarmAJ AgazarmD---Kasai Pro70KGRR2017
14550Mansher KheraMansher KheraWPts: 12x0Kasai Pro70KGRR2017
14554Garry TononGarry TononWPts: 2x0Kasai Pro70KGRR2017
14557Celso ViniciusCelso ViniciusWReferee DecisionKasai Pro70KGF2017
14636Tommi PulkkannenWArmbarNoGi Worlds73KGR22017
14640Isa AbleWPts: 4x0NoGi Worlds73KG4F2017
14644Rodrigo FreitasRodrigo FreitasWPts: 18x0NoGi Worlds73KGSF2017
14646AJ AgazarmAJ AgazarmWPts: 0x0, AdvNoGi Worlds73KGF2017
14830John CombsJohn CombsWPts: 4x2European OpenABSR12018
14838Admilson GobiAdmilson GobiWPts: 2x0European OpenABS8F2018
14876K. MarekWPts: 6x0European Open76KGR12018
15965Diego RamalhoDiego RamalhoWPointsMarianas Open81KG4F2018
15968Servio TulioServio TulioWPts: 9x0Marianas Open81KGSF2018
16005Roberto SatoshiRoberto SatoshiWPointsKing of Mats85KGRR2018
16007Clark GracieClark GracieWArmbarKing of Mats85KGRR2018
16035Michael DouglasWArmbarWP Br Qualifier85KG4F2018
16441Tommi PulkkanenWArmbarWorld Champ.76KGR22018
16455Michael LanghiMichael LanghiWPts: 2x2, AdvWorld Champ.76KGR32018
16461Victor SilverioVictor SilverioWPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Champ.76KG4F2018
16465Vitor OliveiraVitor OliveiraWReferee DecisionWorld Champ.76KGSF2018
17173Jason RauJason RauWPts: 11x0Kasai Pro 377KGRR2018
17177PJ BarchPJ BarchWPts: 1x0Kasai Pro 377KGRR2018
17182Victor SilverioVictor SilverioD---Kasai Pro 377KGRR2018
17186Vagner RochaVagner RochaWPts: 1x1, PenKasai Pro 377KGF2018
18114Vagner RochaVagner RochaWPts: 3x0Kasai Pro 477KGSPF2018
18931Marcio AndreMarcio AndreWInside heel hookKasai Dallas76KGSPF2019
19487Piter FrankWChoke from backPan American76KG8F2019
19496Athos MirandaWPts: 0x0, AdvPan American76KG4F2019
19498Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoWPts: 4x0Pan American76KGSF2019
20501Wellington DiasWellington DiasWChokeWorld Champ.76KGR12019
20508Alef BritoAlef BritoWPts: 4x2World Champ.76KGR22019
20512Michael LanghiMichael LanghiWPts: 2x0World Champ.76KG4F2019
20858Dante LeonDante LeonWPts: 5x4KASAI SS Florida77KGSPF2019
21723Oliver TazaOliver TazaWPts: 2x0ADCC77KGR12019
23669Johnny TamaJohnny TamaWReferee DecisionKumite V81KG4F2020
23954Alexander LaneWChoke from backPan American76KG8F2020
23959Paulo GabrielPaulo GabrielWPts: 2x2, AdvPan American76KG4F2020
25171Vinicius WongWBow and arrowOrlando Open82KG4F2021
25190Alexander LaneWMounted X chokeOrlando OpenABS4F2021
25195Thiago AbudThiago AbudWArm in EzekielOrlando OpenABSSF2021
25196Michael LieraMichael LieraWPts: 4x0Orlando OpenABSF2021

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Renato Canuto vs Pedro Ramalho (2016)

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