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Ricardo “Jegue” Evangelista
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Ricardo “Jegue” Evangelista

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Ricardo Evangelista is a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt under Master Julio Cesar and one of the main ultra-heavyweight competitors of his generation, a reputation earned at the service of the Grappling Fight Team (GFT) in this sport’s international circuit.

Ricardo Evangelista Jiu Jitsu

Full Name: Ricardo Ferreira Evangelista

Nickname: ‘Jegue’ (working donkey), name circled around his friends and training partners as a joke due to Ricardo’s strength and endurance while making a hint at donkey’s lack of whit.

Lineage: Mitsuyo Maeda > Luis França > Oswaldo Fadda > Monir SalomãoJulio Cesar Pereira > Ricardo Evangelista

Main Achievements:

  • 1st Place IBJJF European Open (2018)
  • 1st Place UAEJJF Abu Dhabi Pro (2016)
  • 1st Place UAEJJF Grand Slam – LDN (2016)
  • 1st Place UAEJJF Grand Slam – RJ (2016)
  • 1st Place UAEJJF Grand Slam – LA (2016)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Rio International Open (2010 / 2011*)
  • 1st Place CBJJ Brazilian Nationals (2011)
  • 1st Place CBJJE Pan Championship (2009)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF World Championship (2015 / 2019)
  • 2nd Place UAEJJF Abu Dhabi Pro (2013)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF Pan Championship (2012 / 2018)
  • 3rd Place UAEJJF Abu Dhabi Pro (2012*)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF World Championship (2014)

Main Achievements (Colored Belts):

  • 1st Place IBJJF World Championship (2003 blue)
  • 1st Place CBJJ Brazilian Nationals (2003 blue, 2004 purple)
  • 2nd Place CBJJ Brazilian Nationals (2002 blue)

Weight Division: Ultra-Heavyweight (Over 100kg/221lbs)

Favorite Position/Technique: Closed Guard

Team/Association: Grappling Fight Team

Ricardo Evangelista Biography

Ricardo Evangelista was born on the 6th of April, 1986 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He started practicing Jiu-Jitsu when he was 13 years old due to his brother’s influence, who convinced Ricardo to attend his first class. It didn’t take long for Evangelista to find interest in the sport, and from his very early teens, he started dedicating all his attention to BJJ.

His first instructors were Alexandre Barauna and Bruno Cunha who awarded Ricardo his blue and purple belts. Evangelista then changed to the UGF (Universidade Gama Filho) academy in the Northern area of Rio de Janeiro (which later changed its name to GFTeam). There Ricardo Evangelista’s Jiu-Jitsu took a step forward due to the team’s high level of competitors training alongside every day. The Grappling Fight Team was led taught by both Julio Cesar and Marcus Bello, these two coaches awarded Evangelista his black belt at the age of 22.

R. Evangelista Grappling Record

98 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    42 (43%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    13 (13%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    31 (32%)
  • BY DECISION
    11 (11%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    1 (1%)

31 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Toe hold
32
10
#86e620
Submission
13
4
#5AD3D1
Choke from back
10
3
#d1212a
Armbar
10
3
#fad11b
Violin armlock
6
2
#f58822
Wristlock
6
2
#224aba
Armlock
3
1
#ff9124
Guillotine
3
1
#bf1f6c
Arm in ezekiel
3
1
#22c9a5
Botinha
3
1
#fad223
Footlock
3
1
#03861f
Ezekiel
3
1
#039a1f
Mounted X choke
3
1
31
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
52 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    19 (37%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    6 (12%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    20 (38%)
  • BY DECISION
    6 (12%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    1 (2%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

20 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
Choke from back
20
4
#86e620
Botinha
15
3
#5AD3D1
Kimura
15
3
#d1212a
Toe Hold
10
2
#fad11b
Armbar
10
2
#f58822
Guillotine
5
1
#224aba
Kneebar
5
1
#ff9124
RNC
5
1
#bf1f6c
Triangle
5
1
#22c9a5
Bow and arrow
5
1
#fad223
Ezekiel
5
1
20
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

R. Evangelista Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
3384Leandro LoLeandro LoLBow and arrowPan Am CBJJEABSNA2011
3538Kron GracieKron GracieLBotinhaPan AmericanABSR22012
3647Alexander TransAlexander TransLToe HoldPan AmericanO100KGSF2012
3810Braga NetoBraga NetoLPts: 5x2World Pro.O99KGSF2012
4128Leonardo LeiteLeonardo LeiteLPts: 2x2, AdvWorld Champ.O100KG4F2012
4613Rafael LovatoRafael LovatoLKimuraBrasileiroABSF2013
4654Marcus AlmeidaMarcus AlmeidaLPts: 2x0World ProO100KGSF2013
4736Marcus AlmeidaMarcus AlmeidaLEzekielWorld Champ.ABS4F2013
4806Abraham MarteAbraham MarteLPts: 2x0World Champ.O100KG4F2013
4911Joao RochaJoao RochaLChoke from backRio OpenABSSF2013
5114Marcio CruzMarcio CruzLPenIBJJF Pro LeagueO94KGSF2013
5244Rodrigo CavacaRodrigo CavacaLPts: 4x2EuropeanO100KGF2014
5586Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusLChoke from backWorld Pro.ABSR12014
5647Marcus AlmeidaMarcus AlmeidaLN/AWorld Pro.O100KGSF2014
5684Marcus AlmeidaMarcus AlmeidaLPts: 4x4, AdvWorld Champ.ABSRD 42014
5824Marcus AlmeidaMarcus AlmeidaLChoke from backWorld Champ.O100KGSF2014
6061Luiz PanzaLuiz PanzaLArmbarIBJJF Pro LeagueO100KGSF2014
6900Joao RochaJoao RochaLPointsRio Fall OpenO100KGF2015
7109Marcus AlmeidaMarcus AlmeidaLGuillotineWorld ProO95KGSF2015
7141Max CarvalhoMax CarvalhoLPointsWorld ProABSR22015
7471Gabriel LucasGabriel LucasLPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Champ.O100KGF2015
8237Roberto AbreuRoberto AbreuLPts: 4x2Grand Slam LAABSSF2015
9488Jose JuniorJose JuniorLPts: 2x0World ProABS4F2016
10007James PuopoloJames PuopoloLPts: 15x0World Champ.O100KGSF2016
10031Rodrigo CavacaRodrigo CavacaLBotinhaWorld Champ.ABS8F2016
10389Arnaldo MaidanaArnaldo MaidanaLReferee DecisionGrand Slam LA94KGSF2016
10405Igor SilvaIgor SilvaLReferee DecisionG. Slam NG LA108KGF2016
11028Andre CamposLReferee DecisionGrand Slam RJ110KGSF2016
11031Jose JuniorJose JuniorLPointsGrand Slam RJ110KG3RD2016
11415Mahamed AlyMahamed AlyLPts: 4x2European OpenABS4F2017
11989Erberth SantosErberth SantosLPointsPan AmericanABS4F2017
12778Luiz PanzaLuiz PanzaLKneebarACBJJ 5O95KGSF2017
13610Leandro LoLeandro LoLKimuraIBJJF Pro GPABS4F2017
14676Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusLToe holdEuropean OpenABS4F2018
14761Gabriel LucasGabriel LucasLReferee DecisionACB 10O95KGSPF2018
15241Joao RochaJoao RochaLArmbarPan AmericanO100KGF2018
15868Erberth SantosErberth SantosLRNCWP Br Qualifier110KGF2018
16103Luiz PanzaLuiz PanzaLTriangleACBJJ 13O95KGSPF2018
16360Admilson GobiAdmilson GobiLPointsWorld Champ.O100KG8F2018
16388Nicholas MeregaliNicholas MeregaliLKimuraWorld Champ.ABS8F2018
17331Gutemberg PereiraGutemberg PereiraLPts: 4x0King of Mats110KGRR2018
17346Jackson SousaJackson SousaLPts: 2x0King of Mats110KGSF2018
17511V. HugoLReferee DecisionWSOG 2O81KG8F2018
17994Fernando ReisFernando ReisLPts: 2x2, AdvGrand Slam RJ110KGSF2018
18454Erberth SantosErberth SantosLPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam AD110KGF2019
19667Joao RochaJoao RochaLPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Pro110KGSF2019
20208Marcus AlmeidaMarcus AlmeidaLChoke from backWorld Champ.O100KGF2019
20222Luiz PanzaLuiz PanzaLBotinhaWorld Champ.ABSR22019
20242Jonnatas GracieJonnatas GracieLPts: 4x2King of Mats110KGRR2019
20251Adam WardzinskiAdam WardzinskiLPts: 9x6King of Mats110KGRR2019
20286Victor HugoVictor HugoLPts: 2x0Grand Slam MSK120KGSF2019
20527Victor HugoVictor HugoLReferee DecisionACB World Champ.O95KGF2019
2951Antonio PeinadoAntonio PeinadoWReferee DecisionBrasileiroO100KGF2011
3521Kitner MouraWPts: 6x0Pan AmericanABSR12012
3644Gustavo DiasGustavo DiasWSubmissionPan AmericanO100KG4F2012
3807Amin TouatiAmin TouatiWN/AWorld Pro.O99KG4F2012
4124Roberto AbreuRoberto AbreuWPointsWorld Champ.O100KGR22012
4611Nivaldo OliveiraNivaldo OliveiraWAdvBrasileiroABSSF2013
4629Abraham MarteAbraham MarteWAdvBrasileiroO100KGSF2013
4630Rodrigo CavacaRodrigo CavacaWPts: 4x0BrasileiroO100KGF2013
4715Guiovanne GuedesWN/AWorld Champ.ABSRDS2013
4729James PuopoloJames PuopoloWN/AWorld Champ.ABSRDS2013
4883Francisco NetoWN/ARome OpenABSSF2013
4884Alan FinfouAlan FinfouWReferee DecisionRome OpenABSF2013
5494Jurandir ConceicaoJurandir ConceicaoWBotinhaBrasileiroABSR12014
5646Levi DuarteWN/AWorld Pro.O100KG4F2014
5674Alexandre FrotaWFootlockWorld Champ.ABSR22014
5820Mario BarbosaWPts: 5x0World Champ.O100KG4F2014
6578Pedro MouraWToe holdEuropeanO100KG4F2015
7100Chris BoweWPts: 2x2, AdvWorld ProO95KGR12015
7106Andre CamposWToe holdWorld ProO95KG4F2015
7326Walnan PrestoWEzekielWorld Champ.ABSR12015
7338Cássio FrancisWPointsWorld Champ.ABSR22015
7341Marcus AlmeidaMarcus AlmeidaWPts: 4x4, AdvWorld Champ.ABS8F2015
7466Carlos FariasCarlos FariasWPts: 2x0World Champ.O100KG8F2015
7470Gustavo DiasGustavo DiasWPts: 3x0World Champ.O100KG4F2015
8225Lucio RodriguesLucio RodriguesWReferee DecisionGrand Slam LAO94KGSF2015
8227Roberto AbreuRoberto AbreuWPts: 10x0Grand Slam LAO94KGF2015
8232Lucio RodriguesLucio RodriguesWReferee DecisionGrand Slam LAABS8F2015
8629Fernando LuisWMounted X chokeGrand Slam RJO94KG8F2015
8633Junior JacintoWArmbarGrand Slam RJO94KG4F2015
8634Gabriel LucasGabriel LucasWReferee DecisionGrand Slam RJO94KGSF2015
8639Philipe ArimateaWArmlockGrand Slam RJABSR12015
8651Marcos ConradoWViolin armlockGrand Slam RJABSR22015
8660V. SilvaWArmbarGrand Slam RJABS8F2015
8668Faisal AlKitbeFaisal AlKitbeWPts: 4x0Grand Slam RJABS4F2015
8673Erberth SantosErberth SantosWReferee DecisionGrand Slam RJABSSF2015
8674Herico HesleyWChoke from backGrand Slam RJABSF2015
9139Bruno MatiasBruno MatiasWPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam LDNABS4F2016
9142Erberth SantosErberth SantosWGuillotineGrand Slam LDNABSF2016
9169Lucio RodriguesLucio RodriguesWPts: 2x0Grand Slam LDNO94KGF2016
9463Rodrigo CaporalRodrigo CaporalWPts: 10x0World ProABSR12016
9482Arya EsfandmazWPts: 16x0World ProABS8F2016
9596Dany GerardDany GerardWReferee DecisionWorld ProO94KG4F2016
9599Roberto AbreuRoberto AbreuWPts: 0x0, AdvWorld ProO94KG4F2016
9601Lucio RodriguesLucio RodriguesWReferee DecisionWorld ProO94KGSF2016
9602Victor HonorioVictor HonorioWPts: 6x0World ProO94KGF2016
10000Kitner MouraWPointsWorld Champ.O100KGR12016
10005Otavio NalatiWViolin armlockWorld Champ.O100KG4F2016
10025James PuopoloJames PuopoloWPts: 6x2World Champ.ABSR22016
10390Erberth SantosErberth SantosWToe holdGrand Slam LA94KG3RD2016
11027Roger AmbrosiWToe holdGrand Slam RJ110KG4F2016
11285Rodolpho B.WPts: 4x0Al Ain Pro108KGSF2016
11398Kacper RotWPts: 10x2European OpenABSR12017
11410Rodrigo CaporalRodrigo CaporalWPointsEuropean OpenABS8F2017
11533Patryk WysockiWChoke from backEuropean OpenO100KG4F2017
11537Carlos FariasCarlos FariasWN/AEuropean OpenO100KGSF2017
11971Diego RamalhoDiego RamalhoWReferee DecisionPan AmericanABSR12017
11977Esdras BarbosaWPts: 2x0Pan AmericanABSR22017
12776Muhammad KerimovWReferee DecisionACBJJ 5O95KG4F2017
14013Eduardo MachadoWReferee DecisionAl Ain Pro NoGi108KGF2017
14659Henrique CardosoHenrique CardosoWWristlockEuropean OpenABSR12018
14667Otavio NalatiWPts: 6x3European OpenABS8F2018
14752Rúben AraujoWToe HoldEuropean OpenO100KG4F2018
14755Victor HonorioVictor HonorioWPts: 0x0, AdvEuropean OpenO100KGF2018
15235Raphael SouzaWPts: 6x0Pan AmericanO100KG4F2018
15239Joseph MokuWPts: 2x0Pan AmericanO100KGSF2018
15866Daniel BaiaWPts: 0x0, AdvWP Br Qualifier110KGSF2018
16377Jared DoppJared DoppWPts: 5x0World Champ.ABSRD2018
17306Rafael VasconcelosRafael VasconcelosWToe holdGrand Slam LA110KG4F2018
17327Tanner RiceTanner RiceWToe holdKing of Mats110KGRR2018
17337Gabriel ArgesGabriel ArgesWPts: 2x0King of Mats110KGRR2018
17343Adam WardzinskiAdam WardzinskiWPts: 0x0, AdvKing of Mats110KGRR2018
17690Rodrigo RibeiroRodrigo RibeiroWPts: 0x0, AdvAl Ain Pro110KGRR2018
17691Luiz HenriqueWSubmissionAl Ain Pro110KGRR2018
17692Rodrigo RibeiroRodrigo RibeiroWPts: 6x0Al Ain Pro110KGF2018
17872Eldar RafigaevWPts: 2x2, AdvItaly Nat. Pro110KGF2018
17873Eldar RafigaevWPts: 2x0Italy Nat. NGPABSF2018
17988Admilson GobiAdmilson GobiWPts: 8x2Grand Slam RJ110KG8F2018
17992Rodrigo PereiraWChoke from backGrand Slam RJ110KG4F2018
18452Rodrigo RibeiroRodrigo RibeiroWPointsGrand Slam AD110KGSF2019
18604Luka SkoricWPts: 6x0Slovenia Pro110KGRR2019
18605Luka SkoricWPts: 0x0, AdvSlovenia Pro110KGF2019
18719Kornel ZapadkaWN/ANetherlands Pro110KGSF2019
18720Eldar RafigaevWPts: 5x0Netherlands Pro110KGF2019
18836Walter SantosWN/AEU Continental110KGF2019
19015Helton JoseHelton JoseWPts: 2x0Grand Slam LDN110KGF2019
19214Braga NetoBraga NetoWDQPan AmericanO100KGSF2019
19666Eldar RafigaevWPts: 3x0World Pro110KG4F2019
19671Muslim PatsarigovMuslim PatsarigovWWristlockWorld Pro110KG3RD2019
20203Eduardo LopesEduardo LopesWToe holdWorld Champ.O100KG4F2019
20207Felipe BezerraFelipe BezerraWArm in ezekielWorld Champ.O100KGSF2019
20213Joseph MokuWToe holdWorld Champ.ABSR12019
20246Rudson MateusRudson MateusWToe holdKing of Mats110KGRR2019
20253Donghwa ChoiWArmbarKing of Mats110KGRR2019
20288Paulo BrasilWPts: 2x0Grand Slam MSK120KGRPC2019
20289S. VarhavskiyyWPts: 6x2Grand Slam MSK120KG3RD2019
20526Seif HoumineSeif HoumineWSubmissionACB World Champ.O95KGSF2019
20528Bruno LimaBruno LimaWSubmissionACB World Champ.ABS4F2019
20531Helton JoseHelton JoseWPts: 0x0, AdvACB World Champ.ABSSF2019

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