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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 Zenith JJ in the sport’s international circuit. Canuto, who has worked extensively under Robert Drysdale and Rodrigo Cavaca, 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 Champion (2017)
  • USBJJF/IBJJF American Nationals Champion (2017)
  • UAEJJF Abu Dhabi Grand Slam – Los Angeles Champion (2017)
  • IBJJF Pan American Championship 3rd Place (2017)
  • Marianas Open Championship 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

28 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    16 (57%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    4 (14%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    6 (21%)
  • BY DECISION
    2 (7%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

6 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Armbar
33
2
#86e620
Choke from back
17
1
#5AD3D1
Choke
17
1
#d1212a
Wristlock
17
1
#fad11b
Bow and arrow
17
1
6
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
9 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    5 (56%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    2 (22%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    1 (11%)
  • BY DECISION
    1 (11%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

1 SUBMISSION LOSSES

#214eb8
Triangle armbar
100
1
1
(100%) SUBMISSION

Renato Canuto Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
11519Espen M.LPts: 2x2, AdvCopa Podio77KGRR2017
11527Pedro PaquitoDPts: 2x2Copa Podio77KGRR2017
11530Diego BorgesDiego BorgesLPts: 4x2Copa Podio77KGRR2017
11534H. MarquesLPts: 0x0, AdvCopa Podio77KGRR2017
11805Marcio AndreMarcio AndreLPts: 6x4Pan American76KGSF2017
12433Isaque BahienseIsaque BahienseLPts: 4x0Marianas82KGSF2017
12696Jake MackenzieJake MackenzieLPts: 9x2World Champ.76KG8F2017
14236Tommy LangakerTommy LangakerLTriangle armbarEuropean OpenABS4F2018
14273Masahiro IwasakiMasahiro IwasakiLPts: 2x0European Open76KG4F2018
15106Eddie CummingsEddie CummingsLReferee DecisionKasai Pro 272KGSPF2018
11667Sergio RiosWReferee DecisionFIVE SL76KGSPF2017
11795Juan KamezawaJuan KamezawaWChoke from backPan American76KG8F2017
11802Gabriel RolloGabriel RolloWPts: 2x2, AdvPan American76KG4F2017
12430Mike SanchezWChokeMarianas82KG4F2017
12436Lucas RochaLucas RochaWPts: 2x0Marianas82KG3RD2017
12688Lucas ValleWPts: 2x2, AdvWorld Champ.76KGR12017
12916Kevin MahechaKevin MahechaWWristlockAmerican Nats76KG4F2017
12921Rodrigo FreitasRodrigo FreitasWPts: 4x2American Nats76KGSF2017
13313Bret RussellWPts: 11x2Grand Slam LA77KGR12017
13316John CombsJohn CombsWPts: 2x0Grand Slam LA77KG4F2017
13320Jaime CanutoJaime CanutoWPts: 2x2, AdvGrand Slam LA77KGSF2017
13322Francisco IturraldeFrancisco IturraldeWPts: 8x2Grand Slam LA77KGF2017
13510Daniel DavisWPts: 2x0No Gi Pan Am.73KG4F2017
13513Francisco DanielWPts: 8x0No Gi Pan Am.73KGSF2017
13515Frederico AugustoWPts: 2x0No Gi Pan Am.73KGF2017
13748Ben ButtarsWBow and arrowLong Beach Open76KG4F2017
13749Piter FrankWArmbarLong Beach Open76KGSF2017
13750Francisco IturraldeFrancisco IturraldeWPts: 9x0Long Beach Open76KGF2017
14009AJ AgazarmAJ AgazarmD---Kasai Pro70KGRR2017
14011Mansher KheraMansher KheraWPts: 10x2Kasai Pro70KGRR2017
14015Garry TononGarry TononWPts: 2x0Kasai Pro70KGRR2017
14018Celso ViniciusCelso ViniciusWReferee DecisionKasai Pro70KGF2017
14095Tommi PulkkannenWArmbarNoGi Worlds73KGR22017
14099Isa AbleWPts: 4x0NoGi Worlds73KG4F2017
14103Rodrigo FreitasRodrigo FreitasWPts: 18x0NoGi Worlds73KGSF2017
14105AJ AgazarmAJ AgazarmWPts: 0x0, AdvNoGi Worlds73KGF2017
14225John CombsJohn CombsWPts: 4x2European OpenABSR12018
14233Admilson GobiWPts: 2x0European OpenABS8F2018
14271K. MarekWPts: 6x0European Open76KGR12018

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Renato Canuto vs Pedro Ramalho (2016)

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