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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)
  • 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

42 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    22 (52%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    6 (14%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    10 (24%)
  • BY DECISION
    3 (7%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    1 (2%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

10 SUBMISSIONS WINS

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Armbar
50
5
#86e620
Wristlock
10
1
#5AD3D1
Bow and arrow
10
1
#d1212a
Inside heel hook
10
1
#fad11b
Choke from back
10
1
#f58822
Choke
10
1
10
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
13 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    8 (62%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    2 (15%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    1 (8%)
  • BY DECISION
    2 (15%)
  • 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
11705Espen M.LPts: 2x2, AdvCopa Podio77KGRR2017
11713Pedro PaquitoDPts: 2x2Copa Podio77KGRR2017
11716Diego BorgesDiego BorgesLPts: 4x2Copa Podio77KGRR2017
11720H. MarquesLPts: 0x0, AdvCopa Podio77KGRR2017
11994Marcio AndreMarcio AndreLPts: 6x4Pan American76KGSF2017
12639Isaque BahienseIsaque BahienseLPts: 4x0Marianas82KGSF2017
12913Jake MackenzieJake MackenzieLPts: 9x2World Champ.76KG8F2017
14567Tommy LangakerTommy LangakerLTriangle armbarEuropean OpenABS4F2018
14604Masahiro IwasakiMasahiro IwasakiLPts: 2x0European Open76KG4F2018
15494Eddie CummingsEddie CummingsLReferee DecisionKasai Pro 272KGSPF2018
15628Isaque BahienseIsaque BahienseLPts: 2x0Marianas Open81KGF2018
15669C. NegromonteC. NegromonteLReferee DecisionKing of Mats85KGSF2018
15697Gustavo BatistaGustavo BatistaLPts: 0x0WP Br Qualifier85KGSF2018
16107Lucas LepriLucas LepriLPts: 4x0World Champ.76KGF2018
11856Sergio RiosSergio RiosWReferee DecisionFIVE SL76KGSPF2017
11984Juan KamezawaJuan KamezawaWChoke from backPan American76KG8F2017
11991Gabriel RolloGabriel RolloWPts: 2x2, AdvPan American76KG4F2017
12636Mike SanchezWChokeMarianas82KG4F2017
12642Lucas RochaLucas RochaWPts: 2x0Marianas82KG3RD2017
12905Lucas ValleWPts: 2x2, AdvWorld Champ.76KGR12017
13134Kevin MahechaKevin MahechaWWristlockAmerican Nats76KG4F2017
13139Rodrigo FreitasRodrigo FreitasWPts: 4x2American Nats76KGSF2017
13586Bret RussellWPts: 11x2Grand Slam LA77KGR12017
13589John CombsJohn CombsWPts: 2x0Grand Slam LA77KG4F2017
13593Jaime CanutoJaime CanutoWPts: 2x2, AdvGrand Slam LA77KGSF2017
13595Francisco IturraldeFrancisco IturraldeWPts: 8x2Grand Slam LA77KGF2017
13791Daniel DavisWPts: 2x0No Gi Pan Am.73KG4F2017
13794Francisco DanielWPts: 8x0No Gi Pan Am.73KGSF2017
13796Frederico AugustoWPts: 2x0No Gi Pan Am.73KGF2017
14046Ben ButtarsWBow and arrowLong Beach Open76KG4F2017
14049Piter FrankWArmbarLong Beach Open76KGSF2017
14050Francisco IturraldeFrancisco IturraldeWPts: 9x0Long Beach Open76KGF2017
14324AJ AgazarmAJ AgazarmD---Kasai Pro70KGRR2017
14326Mansher KheraMansher KheraWPts: 10x2Kasai Pro70KGRR2017
14330Garry TononGarry TononWPts: 2x0Kasai Pro70KGRR2017
14333Celso ViniciusCelso ViniciusWReferee DecisionKasai Pro70KGF2017
14412Tommi PulkkannenWArmbarNoGi Worlds73KGR22017
14416Isa AbleWPts: 4x0NoGi Worlds73KG4F2017
14420Rodrigo FreitasRodrigo FreitasWPts: 18x0NoGi Worlds73KGSF2017
14422AJ AgazarmAJ AgazarmWPts: 0x0, AdvNoGi Worlds73KGF2017
14556John CombsJohn CombsWPts: 4x2European OpenABSR12018
14564Admilson GobiAdmilson GobiWPts: 2x0European OpenABS8F2018
14602K. MarekWPts: 6x0European Open76KGR12018
15624Diego RamalhoDiego RamalhoWPointsMarianas Open81KG4F2018
15627Servio TulioServio TulioWPts: 9x0Marianas Open81KGSF2018
15664Roberto SatoshiRoberto SatoshiWPointsKing of Mats85KGRR2018
15666Clark GracieClark GracieWArmbarKing of Mats85KGRR2018
15694Michael DouglasWArmbarWP Br Qualifier85KG4F2018
16082Tommi PulkkanenWArmbarWorld Champ.76KGR22018
16096Michael LanghiMichael LanghiWPts: 2x2, AdvWorld Champ.76KGR32018
16102Victor SilverioVictor SilverioWPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Champ.76KG4F2018
16106Vitor OliveiraVitor OliveiraWReferee DecisionWorld Champ.76KGSF2018
16780Jason RauWPts: 11x0Kasai Pro 377KGRR2018
16784PJ BarchPJ BarchWPts: 1x0Kasai Pro 377KGRR2018
16789Victor SilverioVictor SilverioD---Kasai Pro 377KGRR2018
16793Vagner RochaVagner RochaWPts: 1x1, PenKasai Pro 377KGF2018
17650Vagner RochaVagner RochaWPts: 3x0Kasai Pro 477KGSPF2018
18374Marcio AndreMarcio AndreWInside heel hookKasai Dallas76KGSPF2019

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Renato Canuto vs Pedro Ramalho (2016)

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