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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

100 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    30 (30%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    5 (5%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    61 (61%)
  • BY DECISION
    4 (4%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

61 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Botinha
46
28
#86e620
Triangle
13
8
#5AD3D1
Kneebar
13
8
#d1212a
Wristlock
7
4
#fad11b
Armbar
7
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
Choke from back
2
1
61
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
37 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    18 (49%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    11 (30%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    5 (14%)
  • 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
3403Claudio CalasansClaudio CalasansLPts: 0x0, AdvMundial CBJJEABSF2012
4268Leandro LoLeandro LoLPts: 15x4Pan Am. CBJJEABSNA2013
4321Bernardo FariaBernardo FariaLOmoplataEuropean OpenABS1/4F2013
4486Andre GalvaoAndre GalvaoLChoke from backPan American88KGR22013
4565Manny DiazManny DiazLPts: 2x0Copa Podio88KGGP2013
4569Jaime CanutoJaime CanutoLPts: 0x0, AdvCopa Podio88KGGP2013
4571Paulo MiyaoPaulo MiyaoLChoke from backCopa Podio88KGGP2013
4612Abraham MarteAbraham MarteLBow and arrowWorld Champ.ABSRDS2013
4762Murilo SantanaMurilo SantanaLPts: 8x0Mundial CBJJE88KGF2013
5083Diogo SampaioDiogo SampaioLPts: 4x0World Pro Trial88KGF2014
5087Murilo SantanaMurilo SantanaLReferee DecisionWorld Pro TrialABSF2014
5228Gustavo CamposGustavo CamposLPts: 8x8, AdvPan American88KGSF2014
5364Alexandre RibeiroAlexandre RibeiroLPts: 2x0BrasileiroABSSF2014
5380Felipe PenaFelipe PenaLAdvBrasileiro88KGF2014
5484Andre GalvaoAndre GalvaoLPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Pro.88KGSF2014
5651Gustavo CamposGustavo CamposLPts: 11x2World Champ.88KG1/4F2014
6212Claudio CalasansClaudio CalasansLPts: 0x0, AdvBrazil Nat. Pro85KG1/4F2015
6273Tarcisio JardimTarcisio JardimLPts: 0x0, AdvEuropeanABS1/4F2015
6370Andre GalvaoAndre GalvaoLPts: 4x0European88KGF2015
6615Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusLPts: 5x2Pan American88KG1/4F2015
6874Claudio CalasansClaudio CalasansLPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Pro85KGR22015
7015Erberth SantosErberth SantosLPts: 0x0, PenBrasileiroABSF2015
7225Leandro LoLeandro LoLPts: 15x2World Champ.88KGSF2015
7799Igor SchneiderIgor SchneiderLPts: 5x2Brazil Nat. ProO77KGSF2015
8068Erberth SantosErberth SantosLAdvSP National Pro94KGF2015
8077Leandro PedrosaLPts: 4x2SP National ProO77KG1/4F2015
8267Erberth SantosErberth SantosLPts: 4x2South AmericanABSSF2015
8285Patrick GaudioPatrick GaudioLPts: 2x2, AdvSouth American88KGF2015
8983Leandro LoLeandro LoLToe holdPan American88KGSF2016
9163Lucio LagartoLReferee DecisionWorld ProABSR12016
9283Leandro LoLeandro LoLPts: 2x0World Pro85KGSF2016
9481Erberth SantosErberth SantosLPointsBrasileiroABSSF2016
9679Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusLPts: 5x2World Champ.88KG1/4F2016
10795Igor SchneiderIgor SchneiderLPts: 8x4South AmericanABS1/4F2016
11663Patrick GaudioPatrick GaudioLPts: 2x0Pan American88KGSF2017
12127Leandro LoLeandro LoLPts: 7x2BrasileiroABSSF2017
12208Patrick GaudioPatrick GaudioLPts: 0x0, AdvBrasileiro88KGF2017
3398Jaroslaw GajekWTriangleMundial CBJJE88KG1/4F2012
3399Anderson CyborgWBotinhaMundial CBJJE88KGSF2012
3400Vitor ToledoVitor ToledoWPts: 0x0, AdvMundial CBJJE88KGF2012
3401Mario HenriqueWTriangleMundial CBJJEABS1/4F2012
3402Leandro BrassotoWBotinhaMundial CBJJEABSSF2012
4271UnknownWPointsPre Pans FPJJO100KGR12013
4272UnknownWBotinhaPre Pans FPJJO100KG1/4F2013
4274Caio AlmeidaCaio AlmeidaWBotinhaPre Pans FPJJO100KGSF2013
4282UnknownWBotinhaManaus Pro Trials85KGR12013
4283UnknownWBotinhaManaus Pro Trials85KG1/4F2013
4284Felipe PreguiçaWKneebarManaus Pro Trials85KGSF2013
4317Nic RubenNic RubenWPts: 0x0, AdvEuropean OpenABSR12013
4319Jose JuniorJose JuniorWBotinhaEuropean OpenABSR22013
4485Felipe PenaFelipe PenaWPointsPan American88KGR12013
4557Travis StevensWTriangle armbarCopa Podio88KGGP2013
4596Nilson BragaWPointsWorld Champ.ABSRDS2013
4759Jurandir VieiraWBotinhaMundial CBJJE88KG1/4F2013
4761Anderson CyborgWBotinhaMundial CBJJE88KGSF2013
5080Sergio MoraesSergio MoraesWKneebarWorld Pro Trial88KG1/4F2014
5081Pedro MelloPedro MelloWTriangleWorld Pro Trial88KGSF2014
5106M. WisniewskiWN/AEuropean88KGSF2014
5222William ZumbroWPointsPan American88KGR12014
5225Vitor ToledoVitor ToledoWPointsPan American88KG1/4F2014
5360Cassio FrancisCassio FrancisWPointsBrasileiroABSR12014
5481Max CarvalhoWPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Pro.88KG1/4F2014
5486Marcus ViniciusWPointsWorld Pro.88KG3PLC2014
5804UnknownWTriangleCamp. InternacionalABSSF2014
5805Paulo MiyaoPaulo MiyaoWPts: 3x0Camp. InternacionalABSF2014
5929Stefano GoiaWWristlockBJJ StarsABSSPF2014
6045Andre G.WKneebarSouth AmericanABS1/4F2014
6049Vinicius MarinhoVinicius MarinhoWBotinhaSouth AmericanABSSF2014
6051Tony FerrazWPts: 20x0South American88KG1/4F2014
6052Stefano CorreaWBotinhaSouth American88KGSF2014
6053Victor BomfimWKneebarSouth American88KGF2014
6252Jose JuniorJose JuniorWBotinhaEuropeanABSR22015
6266C. NegromonteC. NegromonteWReferee DecisionEuropeanABSR32015
6360Julien CazierWBotinhaEuropean88KGR22015
6366Thiago BragaWPts: 4x2European88KG1/4F2015
6369Max CarvalhoWPts: 7x0European88KGSF2015
6413Anderson WesileyWBotinhaWorld Pro Trials88KGF2015
6414Raphael NicolasWAdvWorld Pro TrialsABSF2015
6611Steven PetersonWPts: 0x0, AdvPan American88KG1/8F2015
6864Darragh OConaillDarragh OConaillWWristlockWorld Pro85KGR12015
6928Fabio PulitaWPointsWorld ProABSR12015
6994Adriano MelettoWChoke from backBrasileiro88KG1/4F2015
6995William LimaWReferee DecisionBrasileiro88KGSF2015
6996Pedro PimentaWArmbarBrasileiro88KGF2015
7004Stefano CorreaWEstima lockBrasileiroABSR12015
7007Ricardo RochaWBotinhaBrasileiroABSR22015
7010Felipe CesarFelipe CesarWTriangleBrasileiroABS1/4F2015
7014Pedro MouraWArmbarBrasileiroABSSF2015
7215Pedro MelloPedro MelloWBotinhaWorld Champ.88KG1/8F2015
7221Thiago SaThiago SaWTriangleWorld Champ.88KG1/4F2015
7465Gabriel VieiraWPts: 2x0Mundial CBJJEABS1/4F2015
7466Rodrigo RibeiroWReferee DecisionMundial CBJJEABSSF2015
7467Otavio NataliWReferee DecisionMundial CBJJEABSF2015
7571F. ToshioWPts: 10x0SP Open88KG1/4F2015
7572Marcos PauloWKneebarSP Open88KGSF2015
7573Stefano CorreaWBotinhaSP Open88KGF2015
7581UnknownWBotinhaSP OpenABS1/4F2015
7582Rodrigo RibeiroWPts: 14x2SP OpenABSSF2015
7583Caio AlmeidaCaio AlmeidaWPts: 6x0SP OpenABSF2015
7787Gilberto MedeirosWPts: 4x0Brazil Nat. Pro85KG1/4F2015
7788Igor MarquesWBotinhaBrazil Nat. Pro85KGF2015
7798UnknownWBotinhaBrazil Nat. ProO77KGR12015
7927UnknownWBotinhaFloripa OpenABSR12015
7931Otavio NataliWPts: 3x0Floripa OpenABSF2015
8064UnknownWBotinhaSP National Pro94KG1/4F2015
8066UnknownWBotinhaSP National Pro94KGSF2015
8072UnknownWInjurySP National ProO77KGR12015
8250Thiago SouzaWWristlockSouth AmericanABSR12015
8260UnknownWBotinhaSouth AmericanABS1/8F2015
8264Patrick GaudioPatrick GaudioWFootlockSouth AmericanABS1/4F2015
8282Marcus OliveiraWPts: 12x0South American88KG1/4F2015
8283Pedro HenriqueWKneebarSouth American88KGSF2015
8975Inacio NetoInacio NetoWPts: 9x2Pan American88KG1/8F2016
8981Rodrigo FrajardoWPts: 16x0Pan American88KG1/4F2016
9273C. NegromonteC. NegromonteWPts: 2x0World Pro85KG1/8F2016
9280Rodrigo ReisWBotinhaWorld Pro85KG1/4F2016
9421Wesley ArcheteWKneebarBrasileiro88KG1/8F2016
9426Pedro DiasWTriangleBrasileiro88KG1/4F2016
9430William MartinsWPts: 2x0Brasileiro88KGSF2016
9431Patrick GaudioPatrick GaudioWPointsBrasileiro88KGF2016
9469Matheus CostaWArmbarBrasileiroABSRD2016
9476Fernando GomesWBotinhaBrasileiroABS1/8F2016
9480Diego RamalhoDiego RamalhoWWristlockBrasileiroABS1/4F2016
9674Giacomo ZaniniWTriangle armbarWorld Champ.88KG1/8F2016
10191B. CuppariWBotinhaSao Paulo Open94KGSF2016
10193Eduardo InojosaWPts: 2x0Sao Paulo Open94KGF2016
10792Romes RamosWPointsSouth AmericanABSR12016
10816UnknownWToe holdSouth American88KGR12016
10817William MartinsWPointsSouth American88KGF2016
11654Sebastian BroscheSebastian BroscheWArmbarPan American88KG1/8F2017
11660Diego RamalhoDiego RamalhoWKneebarPan American88KG1/4F2017
12121Felipe CabralWBotinhaBrasileiroABSRDS2017
12125Max GimenisMax GimenisWClock chokeBrasileiroABS1/4F2017
12196Italo GolcalvesWTriangleBrasileiro88KGR12017
12198Marcos da SilvaWNorth south chokeBrasileiro88KGR22017
12205Diogo AlmeidaDiogo AlmeidaWPts: 8x2Brasileiro88KG1/4F2017
12207Horlando MonteiroHorlando MonteiroWPointsBrasileiro88KGSF2017

Cover picture by Gracie Mag

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