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Trained by coach extraordinaire Rodrigo Cavaca, Renato Cardoso made a big name for himself in late 2012 being revered by jiu jitsu’s media as the new “crown jewel” of the Checkmat Team. This status came after a series of magnificent performances in his first couple of months as a black belt, when Renato Cardoso conquered the medium heavyweight world jiu jitsu title (CBJJE) as well as the Sao Paulo International Open (IBJJF), only a few weeks later in both his weight class and the absolute, this time submitting every one of his 9 opponents. In mid 2014 Cardoso switched training camps and moved to the Alliance academy in Sao Paulo.

Renato Cardoso Jiu Jitsu

Full Name: Renato Guimarães Cardoso

Nickname(s): Renato has a few nicknames, such as “Paraíba” (the name of a state, but also the equivalent to Red Neck) or “Pernambuco” both names attributed to him due to the region where Renato grew up, and also Côco (Coconut in Portuguese) due to the shape of his head.

Lineage:  Mitsuyo Maeda > Carlos Gracie > Carlson Gracie > Élcio Figueiredo > Rodrigo Cavaca > Renato Cardoso

Main Achievements:

  • IBJJF South American Champion (2014**)
  • IBJJF Sao Paulo Open Champion (2012**)
  • CBJJE World Champion (2012)
  • IBJJF Pan American Champion (2012 brown belt)
  • CBJJ Brazilian National Champion (2012 brown, 2009* purple)
  • FPJJ Sao Paulo State Champion (2015 black, 2011** brown)
  • XII Copa Internacional Champion (2011 brown)
  • CBJJ Brazilian National Championship Runner-up (2017/2015*)
  • IBJJF World Championship 3rd Place (2015)
  • IBJJF Pan American Championship 3rd Place (2016)
  • CBJJ Brazilian National Championship 3rd Place (2017*)

* Absolute
** Weight and absolute

Favourite Position/Technique: 50/50 guardTriangle Choke and “Botinha” Footlock

Weight Division: Peso Médio/Peso Meio-Pesado

Team/Association: Alliance academy

Renato Cardoso Biography

Renato Cardoso was born on the 13th of April, 1988 in São Paulo, Brazil, though he moved to Pernambuco when he was 6 years old. Renato started training martial arts through judo, when he was 13 years old and competed in the sport, winning a Pernambuco State championship when he was a blue belt. His interest for jiu jitsu came through a few of his friends and neighbours who practiced BJJ, they took Renato to his first class when he was in his late 15’s, and he immediately fell in love with jiu jitsu and started training consistently.

His first academy was at the garage of a weight lifting gym, which had a very small matted area of 2×2 meters. The coaches were Adriano Stanislau and Denis “Deninho” Mitchael, both were very big influences in Renato Cardoso’s jiu jitsu career, and Cardoso defended the colours of “Boca-De La Riva” during the guidance of the Stanislau/Mitchael duo; these two coaches graduated Renato with his blue and purple belts.

The “Boca-De La Riva” team split with Denis Mitchael’s move to Florida, US, and Renato Cardoso found a new team to train with, Nova União, training under Vitor Hugo and Bruno Novaes, who later awarded Cardoso his brown belt.

Renato Cardoso’s friendship with Rodrigo Cavaca dates from 2009, they met at the Brazilian National Championships, a tournament Renato won in the absolute division winning against none other then future team mates Antonio Junior “Cara de Sapato” (in the semi final) and Marcus Almeida “Buchecha” in the final. Renato met Checkmat’s coach, Cavaca at this competition, and the two became friends. In 2010, Cavaca and Cardoso met again at the same tournament, after failing to medal that year Renato complained to Cavaca that there was not enough sparring partners and hard training at his town for him to push for the top spots at the major tournaments, and that though he wanted to make a living of BJJ, it just wasn’t happening for him given the state of jiu jitsu where he lived. Rodrigo Cavaca offered him a spot at his academy in Santos, Sao Paulo, and proposed him to teach at one of his affiliated academies as a way to earn a living, Rodrigo Cardoso immediately accepted and joined the Cavaca training centre, sharing the mats with BJJ phenomenon’s like Marcus “Buchecha”, Michelle Nicolini, “Cara de Sapato”, Bernardo Tavolaro, Nivaldo Oliveira and many others. With high level training partners, Renato’s jiu jitsu level sky rocketed, and he started making an impression once again, his hard work earned him his black belt from Cavaca on the 15th of June, 2012.

A month later after receiving his black belt, Renato Cardoso made his debut at the World Championships of CBJJE, he passed the test with flying colours, submitting all of his opponents on the way to the final of the medium heavyweight division, which he won, and the absolute division, falling short at the final of the open weight against heavy favourite Claudio Calasans, losing by 1 advantage (2×2 points on scoreboard and 2×3 advantages). He would fight again in August at the Sao Paulo International Open, submitting all of his opponents in both his weight and the absolute division.

On the second semester of 2014, Renato Cardoso decided to cut his ties with the Checkmat team, moving to the Alliance academy.

Renato Cardoso Grappling Record

103 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    30 (29%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    5 (5%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    64 (62%)
  • BY DECISION
    4 (4%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

64 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Botinha
44
28
#86e620
Kneebar
16
10
#5AD3D1
Triangle
13
8
#d1212a
Wristlock
6
4
#fad11b
Armbar
6
4
#f58822
Triangle armbar
3
2
#224aba
Estima lock
2
1
#ff9124
Injury
2
1
#bf1f6c
Footlock
2
1
#22c9a5
Toe hold
2
1
#fad223
Clock choke
2
1
#03861f
North south choke
2
1
#039a1f
Submission
2
1
#03b41f
Choke from back
2
1
64
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
38 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    18 (47%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    12 (32%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    5 (13%)
  • BY DECISION
    2 (5%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    1 (3%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

5 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
Choke from back
40
2
#86e620
Omoplata
20
1
#5AD3D1
Bow and arrow
20
1
#d1212a
Toe hold
20
1
5
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Renato Cardoso Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
3412Claudio CalasansClaudio CalasansLPts: 0x0, AdvMundial CBJJEABSF2012
4293Leandro LoLeandro LoLPts: 15x4Pan Am. CBJJEABSNA2013
4346Bernardo FariaBernardo FariaLOmoplataEuropean OpenABS4F2013
4511Andre GalvaoAndre GalvaoLChoke from backPan American88KGR22013
4598Manny DiazManny DiazLPts: 2x0Copa Podio88KGGP2013
4602Jaime CanutoJaime CanutoLPts: 0x0, AdvCopa Podio88KGGP2013
4604Paulo MiyaoPaulo MiyaoLChoke from backCopa Podio88KGGP2013
4645Abraham MarteAbraham MarteLBow and arrowWorld Champ.ABSRDS2013
4795Murilo SantanaMurilo SantanaLPts: 8x0Mundial CBJJE88KGF2013
5118Diogo SampaioDiogo SampaioLPts: 4x0World Pro Trial88KGF2014
5122Murilo SantanaMurilo SantanaLReferee DecisionWorld Pro TrialABSF2014
5263Gustavo CamposGustavo CamposLPts: 8x8, AdvPan American88KGSF2014
5400Alexandre RibeiroAlexandre RibeiroLPts: 2x0BrasileiroABSSF2014
5417Felipe PenaFelipe PenaLAdvBrasileiro88KGF2014
5525Andre GalvaoAndre GalvaoLPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Pro.88KGSF2014
5691Gustavo CamposGustavo CamposLPts: 11x2World Champ.88KG4F2014
6261Claudio CalasansClaudio CalasansLPts: 0x0, AdvBrazil Nat. Pro85KG4F2015
6322Tarcisio JardimTarcisio JardimLPts: 0x0, AdvEuropeanABS4F2015
6419Andre GalvaoAndre GalvaoLPts: 4x0European88KGF2015
6664Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusLPts: 5x2Pan American88KG4F2015
6923Claudio CalasansClaudio CalasansLPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Pro85KGR22015
7064Erberth SantosErberth SantosLPts: 0x0, PenBrasileiroABSF2015
7275Leandro LoLeandro LoLPts: 15x2World Champ.88KGSF2015
7850Igor SchneiderIgor SchneiderLPts: 5x2Brazil Nat. ProO77KGSF2015
8122Erberth SantosErberth SantosLAdvSP National Pro94KGF2015
8131Leandro PedrosaLPts: 4x2SP National ProO77KG4F2015
8324Erberth SantosErberth SantosLPts: 4x2South AmericanABSSF2015
8342Patrick GaudioPatrick GaudioLPts: 2x2, AdvSouth American88KGF2015
9044Leandro LoLeandro LoLToe holdPan American88KGSF2016
9224Lucio LagartoLReferee DecisionWorld ProABSR12016
9344Leandro LoLeandro LoLPts: 2x0World Pro85KGSF2016
9544Erberth SantosErberth SantosLPointsBrasileiroABSSF2016
9742Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusLPts: 5x2World Champ.88KG4F2016
10863Igor SchneiderIgor SchneiderLPts: 8x4South AmericanABS4F2016
11736Patrick GaudioPatrick GaudioLPts: 2x0Pan American88KGSF2017
12200Leandro LoLeandro LoLPts: 7x2BrasileiroABSSF2017
12283Patrick GaudioPatrick GaudioLPts: 0x0, AdvBrasileiro88KGF2017
12631Felipe PenaFelipe PenaLPts: 4x4, AdvWorld Champ.88KG4F2017
3407Jaroslaw GajekWTriangleMundial CBJJE88KG4F2012
3408Anderson CyborgWBotinhaMundial CBJJE88KGSF2012
3409Vitor ToledoVitor ToledoWPts: 0x0, AdvMundial CBJJE88KGF2012
3410Mario HenriqueWTriangleMundial CBJJEABS4F2012
3411Leandro BrassotoWBotinhaMundial CBJJEABSSF2012
4296UnknownWPointsPre Pans FPJJO100KGR12013
4297UnknownWBotinhaPre Pans FPJJO100KG4F2013
4299Caio AlmeidaCaio AlmeidaWBotinhaPre Pans FPJJO100KGSF2013
4307UnknownWBotinhaManaus Pro Trials85KGR12013
4308UnknownWBotinhaManaus Pro Trials85KG4F2013
4309Felipe PreguiçaWKneebarManaus Pro Trials85KGSF2013
4342Nic RubenNic RubenWPts: 0x0, AdvEuropean OpenABSR12013
4344Jose JuniorJose JuniorWBotinhaEuropean OpenABSR22013
4510Felipe PenaFelipe PenaWPointsPan American88KGR12013
4590Travis StevensWTriangle armbarCopa Podio88KGGP2013
4629Nilson BragaWPointsWorld Champ.ABSRDS2013
4792Jurandir VieiraWBotinhaMundial CBJJE88KG4F2013
4794Anderson CyborgWBotinhaMundial CBJJE88KGSF2013
5115Sergio MoraesSergio MoraesWKneebarWorld Pro Trial88KG4F2014
5116Pedro MelloPedro MelloWTriangleWorld Pro Trial88KGSF2014
5141M. WisniewskiWN/AEuropean88KGSF2014
5257William ZumbroWPointsPan American88KGR12014
5260Vitor ToledoVitor ToledoWPointsPan American88KG4F2014
5396Cassio FrancisCassio FrancisWPointsBrasileiroABSR12014
5522Max CarvalhoWPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Pro.88KG4F2014
5527Marcus ViniciusWPointsWorld Pro.88KG3PLC2014
5844UnknownWTriangleCamp. InternacionalABSSF2014
5845Paulo MiyaoPaulo MiyaoWPts: 3x0Camp. InternacionalABSF2014
5969Stefano GoiaWWristlockBJJ StarsABSSPF2014
6084Andre G.WKneebarSouth AmericanABS4F2014
6088Vinicius MarinhoVinicius MarinhoWBotinhaSouth AmericanABSSF2014
6090Tony FerrazWPts: 20x0South American88KG4F2014
6091Stefano CorreaWBotinhaSouth American88KGSF2014
6092Victor BomfimWKneebarSouth American88KGF2014
6101Stefano CorreaWKneebarSouth American88KGSF2014
6102Victor BomfimWKneebarSouth American88KGF2014
6301Jose JuniorJose JuniorWBotinhaEuropeanABSR22015
6315C. NegromonteC. NegromonteWReferee DecisionEuropeanABSR32015
6409Julien CazierWBotinhaEuropean88KGR22015
6415Thiago BragaWPts: 4x2European88KG4F2015
6418Max CarvalhoWPts: 7x0European88KGSF2015
6462Anderson WesileyWBotinhaWorld Pro Trials88KGF2015
6463Raphael NicolasWAdvWorld Pro TrialsABSF2015
6660Steven PetersonWPts: 0x0, AdvPan American88KG8F2015
6913Darragh OConaillDarragh OConaillWWristlockWorld Pro85KGR12015
6977Fabio PulitaWPointsWorld ProABSR12015
7043Adriano MelettoWChoke from backBrasileiro88KG4F2015
7044William LimaWReferee DecisionBrasileiro88KGSF2015
7045Pedro PimentaWArmbarBrasileiro88KGF2015
7053Stefano CorreaWEstima lockBrasileiroABSR12015
7056Ricardo RochaWBotinhaBrasileiroABSR22015
7059Felipe CesarFelipe CesarWTriangleBrasileiroABS4F2015
7063Pedro MouraWArmbarBrasileiroABSSF2015
7265Pedro MelloPedro MelloWBotinhaWorld Champ.88KG8F2015
7271Thiago SaThiago SaWTriangleWorld Champ.88KG4F2015
7516Gabriel VieiraWPts: 2x0Mundial CBJJEABS4F2015
7517Rodrigo RibeiroWReferee DecisionMundial CBJJEABSSF2015
7518Otavio NalatiWReferee DecisionMundial CBJJEABSF2015
7622F. ToshioWPts: 10x0SP Open88KG4F2015
7623Marcos PauloWKneebarSP Open88KGSF2015
7624Stefano CorreaWBotinhaSP Open88KGF2015
7632UnknownWBotinhaSP OpenABS4F2015
7633Rodrigo RibeiroWPts: 14x2SP OpenABSSF2015
7634Caio AlmeidaCaio AlmeidaWPts: 6x0SP OpenABSF2015
7838Gilberto MedeirosWPts: 4x0Brazil Nat. Pro85KG4F2015
7839Igor MarquesWBotinhaBrazil Nat. Pro85KGF2015
7849UnknownWBotinhaBrazil Nat. ProO77KGR12015
7981UnknownWBotinhaFloripa OpenABSR12015
7985Otavio NalatiWPts: 3x0Floripa OpenABSF2015
8118UnknownWBotinhaSP National Pro94KG4F2015
8120UnknownWBotinhaSP National Pro94KGSF2015
8126UnknownWInjurySP National ProO77KGR12015
8307Thiago SouzaWWristlockSouth AmericanABSR12015
8317UnknownWBotinhaSouth AmericanABS8F2015
8321Patrick GaudioPatrick GaudioWFootlockSouth AmericanABS4F2015
8339Marcus OliveiraWPts: 12x0South American88KG4F2015
8340Pedro HenriqueWKneebarSouth American88KGSF2015
9036Inacio NetoInacio NetoWPts: 9x2Pan American88KG8F2016
9042Rodrigo FrajardoWPts: 16x0Pan American88KG4F2016
9334C. NegromonteC. NegromonteWPts: 2x0World Pro85KG8F2016
9341Rodrigo ReisWBotinhaWorld Pro85KG4F2016
9484Wesley ArcheteWKneebarBrasileiro88KG8F2016
9489P. DiasWTriangleBrasileiro88KG4F2016
9493William MartinsWPts: 2x0Brasileiro88KGSF2016
9494Patrick GaudioPatrick GaudioWPointsBrasileiro88KGF2016
9532Matheus CostaMatheus CostaWArmbarBrasileiroABSRD2016
9539Fernando GomesWBotinhaBrasileiroABS8F2016
9543Diego RamalhoDiego RamalhoWWristlockBrasileiroABS4F2016
9737Giacomo ZaniniWTriangle armbarWorld Champ.88KG8F2016
10256B. CuppariWBotinhaSao Paulo Open94KGSF2016
10258Eduardo InojosaWPts: 2x0Sao Paulo Open94KGF2016
10860Romes RamosWPointsSouth AmericanABSR12016
10884UnknownWToe holdSouth American88KGR12016
10885William MartinsWPointsSouth American88KGF2016
11727Sebastian BroscheSebastian BroscheWArmbarPan American88KG8F2017
11733Diego RamalhoDiego RamalhoWKneebarPan American88KG4F2017
12194Felipe CabralWBotinhaBrasileiroABSRDS2017
12198Max GimenisMax GimenisWClock chokeBrasileiroABS4F2017
12271Italo GolcalvesWTriangleBrasileiro88KGR12017
12273Marcos da SilvaWNorth south chokeBrasileiro88KGR22017
12280Diogo AlmeidaDiogo AlmeidaWPts: 8x2Brasileiro88KG4F2017
12282Horlando MonteiroHorlando MonteiroWPointsBrasileiro88KGSF2017
12620Gregor GracieGregor GracieWSubmissionWorld Champ.88KG8F2017

Cover picture by Gracie Mag

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