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Renato Canuto

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 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

25 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    13 (52%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    4 (16%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    6 (24%)
  • BY DECISION
    2 (8%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

6 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Armbar
33
2
#86e620
Choke
17
1
#5AD3D1
Wristlock
17
1
#d1212a
Bow and arrow
17
1
#fad11b
Choke from back
17
1
6
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
6 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    4 (67%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    2 (33%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    0 (0%)
  • BY DECISION
    0 (0%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

0 SUBMISSION LOSSES

Renato Canuto Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
11479Espen M.LPts: 2x2, AdvCopa Podio77KGRR2017
11487Pedro PaquitoDPts: 2x2Copa Podio77KGRR2017
11490Diego BorgesDiego BorgesLPts: 4x2Copa Podio77KGRR2017
11494H. MarquesLPts: 0x0, AdvCopa Podio77KGRR2017
11767Marcio AndreMarcio AndreLPts: 6x4Pan American76KGSF2017
12393Isaque BahienseIsaque BahienseLPts: 4x0Marianas82KGSF2017
12655Jake MackenzieJake MackenzieLPts: 9x2World Champ.76KG8F2017
11629Sergio RiosWReferee DecisionFIVE SL76KGSPF2017
11757Juan KamezawaJuan KamezawaWChoke from backPan American76KG8F2017
11764Gabriel RolloGabriel RolloWPts: 2x2, AdvPan American76KG4F2017
12390Mike SanchezWChokeMarianas82KG4F2017
12396Lucas RochaLucas RochaWPts: 2x0Marianas82KG3RD2017
12647Lucas ValleWPts: 2x2, AdvWorld Champ.76KGR12017
12875Kevin MahechaKevin MahechaWWristlockAmerican Nats76KG4F2017
12880Rodrigo FreitasRodrigo FreitasWPts: 4x2American Nats76KGSF2017
13265Bret RussellWPts: 11x2Grand Slam LA77KGR12017
13268John CombsJohn CombsWPts: 2x0Grand Slam LA77KG4F2017
13272Jaime CanutoJaime CanutoWPts: 2x2, AdvGrand Slam LA77KGSF2017
13274Francisco IturraldeFrancisco IturraldeWPts: 8x2Grand Slam LA77KGF2017
13455Daniel DavisWPts: 2x0No Gi Pan Am.73KG4F2017
13458Francisco DanielWPts: 8x0No Gi Pan Am.73KGSF2017
13460Frederico AugustoWPts: 2x0No Gi Pan Am.73KGF2017
13687Ben ButtarsWBow and arrowLong Beach Open76KG4F2017
13688Piter FrankWArmbarLong Beach Open76KGSF2017
13689Francisco IturraldeFrancisco IturraldeWPts: 9x0Long Beach Open76KGF2017
13939AJ AgazarmAJ AgazarmD---Kasai Pro70KGRR2017
13941Mansher KheraMansher KheraWPts: 10x2Kasai Pro70KGRR2017
13945Garry TononGarry TononWPts: 2x0Kasai Pro70KGRR2017
13948Celso ViniciusCelso ViniciusWReferee DecisionKasai Pro70KGF2017
14017Tommi PulkkannenWArmbarNoGi Worlds73KGR22017
14021Isa AbleWPts: 4x0NoGi Worlds73KG4F2017
14024Rodrigo FreitasRodrigo FreitasWPts: 18x0NoGi Worlds73KGSF2017
14026AJ AgazarmAJ AgazarmWPts: 0x0, AdvNoGi Worlds73KGF2017

Renato Canuto vs Bill Cooper

Renato Canuto vs Pedro Ramalho (2016)

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