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Roberto “Cyborg” Abreu

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Roberto Abreu, also known as “Cyborg”, is a Brazilian born Jiu Jitsu competitor and instructor who earned his black belt training with the Nova Geracao Team, having since started his own successful academy (Fights Sports) from which he has produced several talented grapplers such as Jake Mackenzie, Ricardo Rezende, Hunter Edward and many others. Since he moved to Miami in the US, Cyborg has become a household name for Jiu Jitsu fans through his unique style and his trademark position, the Tornado Guard, made famous in fights against Abmar Barbosa and Braulio Estima.

Roberto Abreu Jiu Jitsu

Full Name: Roberto de Abreu Filho

Nickname: Roberto had a tough Car accident back in 2000 when he was a Blue Belt. The car accident shattered his left arm, and the doctors told Cyborg he probably wouldn’t move his arm again (he took over 300 stitches and still has broken glass on his arm today). 4 months after the accident, Roberto took 2nd in the Brazilian Nationals. Because Roberto had never been to a major tournament final before, Isaias, a black belt from Carlson Gracie’s academy gave him the nickname Cyborg.

Lineage: Mitsuyo Maeda > Carlos Gracie > Carlson Gracie > Francisco Albuquerque > Roberto Abreu

Main Achievements:

  • ADCC Champion (2013*)
  • IBJJF World No-Gi Champion (2017/2012/2011/2010**)
  • IBJJF Pans Champion (2008)
  • IBJJF European Champion (2005)
  • Grappling Pro Champion (2016)
  • ADCC Runner-up (2009)
  • IBJJF World Championship Runner-up (2010)
  • IBJJF World No-Gi Championship Runner-up (2008)
  • IBJJF Pans Championship Runner-up (2009)
  • CBJJ Brasileiro Championship Runner-up (2007)
  • UAEJJF King of Mats Runner-up (2018)
  • ADCC 3rd Place (2017/2013/2011)

* Absolute
** Weight and absolute

Favorite Technique/Position: Tornado Guard and Reverse Triangle

Weight Division: Super Pesado and Pesadíssimo (Under 100kg/221 and over 100kg/221lbs).

Association/Team: CYBORG Fight Sports Team.

Roberto Cyborg Abreu Biography

Roberto Abreu was born on the 20th of December, in 1980 on a city named Campo Grande in the Brazilian state of Mato Grosso do Sul. Roberto’s first contact with Brazilian Jiu Jitsu came by way of play-fighting with a friend. This friend challenged Roberto for a fight jokingly which Cyborg accepted. Roberto found the challenge amusing because his friend was very small and skinny.

His skinny friend ended finishing Roberto 3 times with moves that he couldn’t comprehend, Abreu had never heard of Jiu Jitsu but after his friend told him that he just used the ‘Arte Suave’ on him, Roberto was convinced this was something he wanted to pursue, following his friend to Claudionor Cardoso’s gym the following day, where he started his tuition.

Roberto Abreu won his first competition with just two weeks of training, that win got Cyborg hooked to the sporting aspect of Jiu Jitsu, an enthusiasm he carried throughout his competitive career.

Competing became one of Cyborg’s prime goals in life. He often travelled to Rio de Janeiro to compete at the top tournaments in the world. When in Rio, Abreu prepared at Nova Geração, of  Francisco Albuquerque, with who he created a strong bond.

As a purple belt, Roberto opened his own gym and remained affiliated with Albuquerque. The school prospered quickly in a land eager to learn the arte suave, raising a strong team with hundreds of students and several world class competitors. Students that earned titles at important tournaments such as the Brazilian Nationals, the Mundial (World Championships), Pan American Championships as well as other important tournaments.

Abreu receiving his black belt on Dec. 2004

Abreu receiving his black belt on Dec. 2004

Abreu remained one year as a purple belt, winning many important tournaments at this belt division, moving up to brown belt, where he remained for only 9 months, being awarded his black belt, on the day of his birthday (December 20, 2004) after 5 years of training. Master Francisco “Toco” Albuquerque tied the belt around Abreu’s waist himself.

In 2010 Roberto Cyborg joined forces with a few world class competitors and friends, such as Rodrigo Cavaca and Marcus Buchecha (who were then coaching at ‘The Armory” in Florida), to form a different team named ‘The Avengers’.

The team competed in a few local tournaments as well as at an international stage and was doing well, but as Rodrigo returned to Santos in Brazil, taking with him Buchecha, and the partnership ended.

Roberto Abreu Grappling Record

93 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    41 (44%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    8 (9%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    38 (41%)
  • BY DECISION
    4 (4%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    2 (2%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

38 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Armbar
24
9
#86e620
Choke from back
18
7
#5AD3D1
Straight armlock
8
3
#d1212a
Choke
8
3
#fad11b
Knee choke
8
3
#f58822
Kneebar
5
2
#224aba
Choke from mount
3
1
#ff9124
Armlock
3
1
#bf1f6c
Leglock
3
1
#22c9a5
Triangle
3
1
#fad223
Inverted Triangle
3
1
#03861f
Cross choke
3
1
#039a1f
RNC
3
1
#03b41f
Clock choke
3
1
#03c61f
North-south choke
3
1
#03d61f
Kimura
3
1
#03f61f
Katagatame
3
1
38
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
34 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    16 (47%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    6 (18%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    11 (32%)
  • BY DECISION
    1 (3%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

11 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
Armbar
18
2
#86e620
Choke from back
18
2
#5AD3D1
Cross choke
9
1
#d1212a
Mounted X choke
9
1
#fad11b
Crucifix choke
9
1
#f58822
Ezekiel
9
1
#224aba
Botinha
9
1
#ff9124
Choke
9
1
#bf1f6c
Inside heel hook
9
1
11
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Roberto Abreu Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
1124Roger GracieRoger GracieLCross chokeEuropean OpenABS4F2005
1305Alexandre RibeiroAlexandre RibeiroLArmbarWorld Champ.100KGR12005
1467Alexandre RibeiroAlexandre RibeiroLMounted X chokeWorld Champ.ABSSF2006
1502Marcelo GarciaMarcelo GarciaLCrucifix chokeBrasileiroABSR12006
1591Rafael LovatoRafael LovatoLPts: 4x0Brasileiro100KGF2007
1767Alexandre RibeiroAlexandre RibeiroLEzekielWorld Champ.ABSR12007
1954Rafael LovatoRafael LovatoLPts: 8x4World Champ.100KGSF2008
1970Andre GalvaoAndre GalvaoLPointsWorld Champ.ABSR22008
2014Braga NetoBraga NetoLPts: 6x0NoGi Worlds100KGF2008
2166Braga NetoBraga NetoLChoke from backPan American100KGF2009
2180Romulo BarralRomulo BarralLPts: 3x0Pan AmericanABS4F2009
2278Fabricio WerdumFabricio WerdumLPointsADCCO99KGF2009
2339Alexandre CeconiAlexandre CeconiLPts: 4x4, AdvWorld Champ.94KG4F2009
2386Daniel MoraesDaniel MoraesLPointsCopa AmericaABSSF2009
2717Rodrigo CavacaRodrigo CavacaLBotinhaWorld Champ.O100KGF2010
2950Alexandre CeconiAlexandre CeconiLAdvWorld Champ.ABSR22011
3112Braga NetoBraga NetoLPts: 9x0World Champ.O100KGSF2011
3249Fabricio WerdumFabricio WerdumLPointsADCCO99KGSF2011
3869Bernardo FariaBernardo FariaLArmbarWorld Champ.ABS4F2012
4099R. EvangelistaR. EvangelistaLPointsWorld Champ.O100KGR22012
4463Nivaldo OliveiraNivaldo OliveiraLChokePan AmericanABSR22013
4625Marcus AlmeidaMarcus AlmeidaLPts: 4x3World ProABS4F2013
4994Marcus AlmeidaMarcus AlmeidaLPointsADCCO99KGSF2013
5636Braulio EstimaBraulio EstimaLPointsWorld Champ.ABSR32014
7874Andre GalvaoAndre GalvaoLPts: 6x0ADCCABSSPF2015
8145R. EvangelistaR. EvangelistaLPts: 10x0Grand Slam LAO94KGF2015
9364Alexander TransAlexander TransLPts: 0x0, AdvWorld ProABSR22016
9496R. EvangelistaR. EvangelistaLPts: 0x0, AdvWorld ProO94KG4F2016
10055Rafael LovatoRafael LovatoLReferee DecisionF2W Pro 7O100KGSPF2016
12686Erberth SantosErberth SantosLPts: 2x2, AdvWorld Champ.ABS8F2017
12855Mahamed AlyMahamed AlyLPts: 2x2, AdvWorld Champ.100KG4F2017
13223Alexandre RibeiroAlexandre RibeiroDN/ACopa PodioABSSPF2017
13445Marcus AlmeidaMarcus AlmeidaLPts: 4x0ADCC99+KGSF2017
13520Gordon RyanGordon RyanLInside heel hookADCCABSE12017
15376Alexander TransAlexander TransLChoke from backKing of Mats110KGF2018
1123Leonardo RamosWN/AEuropean Open100KGF2005
1462Braulio EstimaBraulio EstimaWArmbarWorld Champ.ABSR12006
1466Demian MaiaDemian MaiaWPts: 4x0World Champ.ABS4F2006
1510Waldir NetoWChokeTeam NationalsO88KG4F2006
1590Rodrigo CompridoRodrigo CompridoWPts: 8x0Brasileiro100KGSF2007
1870Marcel FortunaMarcel FortunaWAdvPan American100KGSF2008
1871Arthur JacintoWAdvPan American100KGF2008
2013Cristiano LazzariniCristiano LazzariniWPointsNoGi Worlds100KGSF2008
2175Felipe PaccesWChoke from backPan AmericanABS8F2009
2272Tom DeBlassTom DeBlassWPointsADCCO99KGR12009
2275Asa FullerWPointsADCCO99KG4F2009
2276Jeff MonsonWPointsADCCO99KGSF2009
2377Bill CooperBill CooperWPointsGQ Del MarABSF2009
2379Bill CooperBill CooperWPts: 4x4, AdvGrapplers QuestABSF2009
2588Stephen HalWN/AMiami OpenO100KGF2010
2604Joao PinhoWN/ANo Gi WorldsO100KGSF2010
2605David HerzogWKnee chokeNo Gi WorldsO100KGF2010
2610JT TorresJT TorresWPointsNo Gi WorldsABSR22010
2614Fabricio CamoesWPointsNo Gi WorldsABS8F2010
2619Lucas LeiteLucas LeiteWPointsNo Gi WorldsABSSF2010
2716Braga NetoBraga NetoWTriangleWorld Champ.O100KGSF2010
2941Diego VivaldoDiego VivaldoWAdvWorld Champ.ABSR12011
3058Helton NogueiraWPts: 2x0World Champ.O100KGRDS2011
3095Carlos FariasCarlos FariasWPts: 11x0World Champ.O100KG4F2011
3132Warren StoutWKnee chokeMiami OpenABSSF2011
3133Vitor HenriqueWArmbarMiami OpenABSF2011
3214Sekine HidekiWArmbarADCCO99KGR12011
3237Glover TeixeiraWPointsADCCO99KG4F2011
3254Gerardi RinaldiGerardi RinaldiWKneebarADCCO99KG3PLC2011
3337Luis PedroWArmbarNo Gi WorldsO100KGSF2011
3347Ricardo FelicianoRicardo FelicianoWInverted TriangleNo Gi WorldsO100KGF2011
3674K. CorneliusWPointsNYC World TrialsO92KGN/A2012
3675UnknownWArmbarNYC World TrialsO92KGSF2012
3676Abraham M.WArmbarNYC World TrialsO92KGF2012
3851Murilo SantanaMurilo SantanaWPts: 6x4World Champ.ABSR22012
3862Marcio CruzMarcio CruzWPts: 12x4World Champ.ABSR22012
4090Gustavo EliasGustavo EliasWChokeWorld Champ.O100KGR12012
4157Diego SilvaWChoke from backMiami OpenABS4F2012
4159Vitor ToledoVitor ToledoWChoke from backMiami OpenABSSF2012
4161Leonardo DavilaLeonardo DavilaWCross chokeMiami OpenABSF2012
4219Leonardo DavilaLeonardo DavilaWRNCNoGi WorldsO100KGSF2012
4220Gustavo EliasGustavo EliasWPts: 6x0NoGi WorldsO100KGF2012
4421Brendan SchaubWReferee DecisionMetamoris 2ABSSPF2013
4443UnknownWChoke from backNYC World TrialsO92KGN/A2013
4444Keneth BrownWPts: 10x0NYC World TrialsO92KGF2013
4454Luiz PanzaLuiz PanzaWPointsPan AmericanABSR12013
4987Mike MartelleWArmbarADCCO99KGR12013
4992Orlando SanchezOrlando SanchezWPenADCCO99KG4F2013
4995Jared DoppJared DoppWPointsADCCO99KG3PLC2013
5001Kamil HuminskiWPointsADCCABSR12013
5002Garry TononGarry TononWPointsADCCABSR12013
5006Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusWPointsADCCABSSF2013
5009Marcus AlmeidaMarcus AlmeidaWPts: 10x0ADCCABSF2013
5622Tanner riceTanner riceWN/AWorld Champ.ABSR22014
5789Lincoln PereiraWPts: 7x0Boca Raton OpenABSF2014
8141Joseph MokuWClock chokeGrand Slam LAO94KG4F2015
8144Andre CamposWPts: 3x0Grand Slam LAO94KGSF2015
8147Alec BauldingAlec BauldingWPts: 6x0Grand Slam LAABS8F2015
8152Erberth SantosErberth SantosWChoke from backGrand Slam LAABS4F2015
8155R. EvangelistaR. EvangelistaWPts: 4x2Grand Slam LAABSSF2015
8157Andre CamposWChokeGrand Slam LAABSF2015
8339Joseph MokuWPts: 4x2NoGi WorldsO100KG4F2015
9355Luan CarvalhoLuan CarvalhoWPts: 2x0World ProABSR12016
9490Daniel BaiaWPts: 6x0World ProO94KGR12016
9727Francisco SantoroWArmbarMiami Spring OpenO100KGSF2016
9728Jollyson FrancinoWNorth-south chokeMiami Spring OpenO100KGF2016
9731Ruan OliveiraRuan OliveiraWKimuraMiami Spring OpenABSSF2016
11080Paulo RibeiroWKatagatameGrappling Pro 2120KG4F2016
11084J. FriedrichWKnee chokeGrappling Pro 2120KGSF2016
11087Mahamed AlyMahamed AlyWKneebarGrappling Pro 2120KGF2016
12245Vinny MagalhaesVinny MagalhaesWPts: 3x0ADCC WC TrialsO99KGSPF2017
12596Gabriel LucasGabriel LucasWChoke from mountMiami Spring OpenO100KGF2017
12600Kevin MahechaKevin MahechaWArmbarMiami Spring OpenABS4F2017
12602Samir AbdolkaderWStraight armlockMiami Spring OpenABSSF2017
12603DJ JacksonDJ JacksonWPts: 25x0Miami Spring OpenABSF2017
12606Joao RodriguesWStraight armlockMiami Spring NGOABSF2017
12678Carlos FariasCarlos FariasWPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Champ.ABSR12017
12853Eliot KellyEliot KellyWPts: 22x2World Champ.100KG8F2017
13438Khazmat StambulovWPts: 0x0, PenADCC99+KGE12017
13443Victor HonorioVictor HonorioWReferee DecisionADCC99+KG4F2017
13446Jared DoppJared DoppWReferee DecisionADCC99+KG3RD2017
13761Max GimenisMax GimenisWPts: 2x2, AdvMiami Fall OpenO100KGF2017
13764Kevin MahechaKevin MahechaWStraight armlockMiami Fall OpenABSR22017
13765Thomas MacMahonWN/AMiami Fall OpenABS4F2017
13767Horlando MonteiroHorlando MonteiroWChoke from backMiami Fall OpenABSSF2017
13769Max GimenisMax GimenisWChoke from backMiami Fall OpenABSF2017
14227Raymond SeraileWArmlockNoGi WorldsO97KG4F2017
14229Adam SachnoffWPts: 29x0NoGi WorldsO97KGSF2017
14231Joao RochaJoao RochaWPts: 0x0, AdvNoGi WorldsO97KGF2017
15367Andre CamposWReferee DecisionKing of Mats110KGRR2018
15369Lucio RodriguesLucio RodriguesWPts: 0x0, AdvKing of Mats110KGRR2018
15372Alexandre SouzaAlexandre SouzaWLeglockKing of Mats110KGRR2018
15635Erberth SantosErberth SantosWPointsACBJJ 13O95KGSPF2018

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