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Roberto “Cyborg” Abreu
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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 absolute)
  • World Nogi Champion (2010 weight & absolute, 2012 weight)
  • Brazilian National Champion
  • Panamerican Champion
  • South American Champion (weight and open weight/absolute)
  • European Champion

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

78 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    38 (49%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    5 (6%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    33 (42%)
  • BY DECISION
    1 (1%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    1 (1%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

33 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Armbar
27
9
#86e620
Choke from back
15
5
#5AD3D1
Choke
9
3
#d1212a
Knee choke
9
3
#fad11b
Straight armlock
6
2
#f58822
Kneebar
6
2
#224aba
Inverted Triangle
3
1
#ff9124
Cross choke
3
1
#bf1f6c
RNC
3
1
#22c9a5
Clock choke
3
1
#fad223
North-south choke
3
1
#03861f
Kimura
3
1
#039a1f
Katagatame
3
1
#03b41f
Choke from mount
3
1
#03c61f
Triangle
3
1
33
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
30 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    15 (50%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    5 (17%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    9 (30%)
  • BY DECISION
    1 (3%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

9 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
Armbar
22
2
#86e620
Botinha
11
1
#5AD3D1
Choke
11
1
#d1212a
Cross choke
11
1
#fad11b
Cross ck. f/ mount
11
1
#f58822
Crucifix choke
11
1
#224aba
Ezekiel
11
1
#ff9124
Choke from back
11
1
9
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Roberto Abreu Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
1120Roger GracieRoger GracieLCross chokeEuropean OpenABS4F2005
1297Alexandre RibeiroAlexandre RibeiroLArmbarWorld Champ.100KGR12005
1455Alexandre RibeiroAlexandre RibeiroLCross ck. f/ mountWorld Champ.ABSSF2006
1490Marcelo GarciaMarcelo GarciaLCrucifix chokeBrasileiroABSR12006
1579Rafael LovatoRafael LovatoLPts: 4x0Brasileiro100KGF2007
1755Alexandre RibeiroAlexandre RibeiroLEzekielWorld Champ.ABSR12007
1941Rafael LovatoRafael LovatoLPts: 8x4World Champ.100KGSF2008
1957Andre GalvaoAndre GalvaoLPointsWorld Champ.ABSR22008
2001Braga NetoBraga NetoLPts: 6x0NoGi Worlds100KGF2008
2146Braga NetoBraga NetoLChoke from backPan American100KGF2009
2160Romulo BarralRomulo BarralLPts: 3x0Pan AmericanABS4F2009
2258Fabricio WerdumFabricio WerdumLPointsADCCO99KGF2009
2319Alexandre CeconiAlexandre CeconiLPts: 4x4, AdvWorld Champ.94KG4F2009
2366Daniel MoraesDaniel MoraesLPointsCopa AmericaABSSF2009
2696Rodrigo CavacaRodrigo CavacaLBotinhaWorld Champ.O100KGF2010
2915Alexandre CeconiAlexandre CeconiLAdvWorld Champ.ABSR22011
3077Braga NetoBraga NetoLPts: 9x0World Champ.O100KGSF2011
3209Fabricio WerdumFabricio WerdumLPointsADCCO99KGSF2011
3816Bernardo FariaBernardo FariaLArmbarWorld Champ.ABS4F2012
4047R. EvangelistaR. EvangelistaLPointsWorld Champ.O100KGR22012
4400Nivaldo OliveiraNivaldo OliveiraLChokePan AmericanABSR22013
4548Marcus AlmeidaMarcus AlmeidaLPts: 4x3World ProABS4F2013
4915Marcus AlmeidaMarcus AlmeidaLPointsADCCO99KGSF2013
5532Braulio EstimaBraulio EstimaLPointsWorld Champ.ABSR32014
7720Andre GalvaoAndre GalvaoLPts: 6x0ADCCABSSPF2015
7976R. EvangelistaR. EvangelistaLPts: 10x0Grand Slam LAO94KGF2015
9176Alexander TransAlexander TransLPts: 0x0, AdvWorld ProABSR22016
9308R. EvangelistaR. EvangelistaLPts: 0x0, AdvWorld ProO94KG4F2016
9862Rafael LovatoRafael LovatoLReferee DecisionF2W Pro 7O100KGSPF2016
12413Erberth SantosErberth SantosLPts: 2x2, AdvWorld Champ.ABS8F2017
1119Leonardo RamosWN/AEuropean Open100KGF2005
1450Braulio EstimaBraulio EstimaWArmbarWorld Champ.ABSR12006
1454Demian MaiaDemian MaiaWPts: 4x0World Champ.ABS4F2006
1498Waldir NetoWChokeTeam NationalsO88KG4F2006
1578Rodrigo CompridoRodrigo CompridoWPts: 8x0Brasileiro100KGSF2007
1857Marcel FortunaMarcel FortunaWAdvPan American100KGSF2008
1858Arthur JacintoWAdvPan American100KGF2008
2000Cristiano LazzariniCristiano LazzariniWPointsNoGi Worlds100KGSF2008
2155Felipe PaccesWChoke from backPan AmericanABS8F2009
2252Tom DeBlassWPointsADCCO99KGR12009
2255Asa FullerWPointsADCCO99KG4F2009
2256Jeff MonsonWPointsADCCO99KGSF2009
2357Bill CooperBill CooperWPointsGQ Del MarABSF2009
2359Bill CooperBill CooperWPts: 4x4, AdvGrapplers QuestABSF2009
2567Stephen HalWN/AMiami OpenO100KGF2010
2583Joao PinhoWN/ANo Gi WorldsO100KGSF2010
2584David HerzogWKnee chokeNo Gi WorldsO100KGF2010
2589JT TorresJT TorresWPointsNo Gi WorldsABSR22010
2593Fabricio CamoesWPointsNo Gi WorldsABS8F2010
2598Lucas LeiteLucas LeiteWPointsNo Gi WorldsABSSF2010
2695Braga NetoBraga NetoWTriangleWorld Champ.O100KGSF2010
2906Diego VivaldoWAdvWorld Champ.ABSR12011
3023Helton NogueiraWPts: 2x0World Champ.O100KGRDS2011
3060Carlos FariasCarlos FariasWPts: 11x0World Champ.O100KG4F2011
3097Warren StoutWKnee chokeMiami OpenABSSF2011
3098Vitor HenriqueWArmbarMiami OpenABSF2011
3174Sekine HidekiWArmbarADCCO99KGR12011
3197Glover TeixeiraWPointsADCCO99KG4F2011
3214Gerardi RinaldiGerardi RinaldiWKneebarADCCO99KG3PLC2011
3297Luis PedroWArmbarNo Gi WorldsO100KGSF2011
3307Ricardo FelicianoWInverted TriangleNo Gi WorldsO100KGF2011
3631K. CorneliusWPointsNYC World TrialsO92KGN/A2012
3632UnknownWArmbarNYC World TrialsO92KGSF2012
3633Abraham M.WArmbarNYC World TrialsO92KGF2012
3798Murilo SantanaMurilo SantanaWPts: 6x4World Champ.ABSR22012
3809Marcio CruzMarcio CruzWPts: 12x4World Champ.ABSR22012
4038Gustavo EliasGustavo EliasWChokeWorld Champ.O100KGR12012
4105Diego SilvaWChoke from backMiami OpenABS4F2012
4107Vitor ToledoVitor ToledoWChoke from backMiami OpenABSSF2012
4109Leonardo DavilaLeonardo DavilaWCross chokeMiami OpenABSF2012
4167Leonardo DavilaLeonardo DavilaWRNCNoGi WorldsO100KGSF2012
4168Gustavo EliasGustavo EliasWPts: 6x0NoGi WorldsO100KGF2012
4358Brendan SchaubWReferee DecisionMetamoris 2ABSSPF2013
4380UnknownWChoke from backNYC World TrialsO92KGN/A2013
4381Keneth BrownWPts: 10x0NYC World TrialsO92KGF2013
4391Luiz PanzaLuiz PanzaWPointsPan AmericanABSR12013
4908Mike MartelleWArmbarADCCO99KGR12013
4913Orlando SanchezOrlando SanchezWPenADCCO99KG4F2013
4916Jared DoppJared DoppWPointsADCCO99KG3PLC2013
4922Kamil HuminskiWPointsADCCABSR12013
4923Garry TononGarry TononWPointsADCCABSR12013
4927Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusWPointsADCCABSSF2013
4930Marcus AlmeidaMarcus AlmeidaWPts: 10x0ADCCABSF2013
5518Tanner riceTanner riceWN/AWorld Champ.ABSR22014
5684Lincoln PereiraWPts: 7x0Boca Raton OpenABSF2014
7972Joseph MokuWClock chokeGrand Slam LAO94KG4F2015
7975Andre CamposWPts: 3x0Grand Slam LAO94KGSF2015
7978Alec BauldingAlec BauldingWPts: 6x0Grand Slam LAABS8F2015
7983Erberth SantosErberth SantosWChoke from backGrand Slam LAABS4F2015
7986R. EvangelistaR. EvangelistaWPts: 4x2Grand Slam LAABSSF2015
7988Andre CamposWChokeGrand Slam LAABSF2015
8168Joseph MokuWPts: 4x2NoGi WorldsO100KG4F2015
9167Luan CarvalhoLuan CarvalhoWPts: 2x0World ProABSR12016
9302Daniel BaiaWPts: 6x0World ProO94KGR12016
9537Francisco SantoroWArmbarMiami Spring OpenO100KGSF2016
9538Jollyson FrancinoWNorth-south chokeMiami Spring OpenO100KGF2016
9541Ruan OliveiraRuan OliveiraWKimuraMiami Spring OpenABSSF2016
10860Paulo RibeiroWKatagatameGrappling Pro 2120KG4F2016
10864J. FriedrichWKnee chokeGrappling Pro 2120KGSF2016
10867Mahamed AlyMahamed AlyWKneebarGrappling Pro 2120KGF2016
11986Vinny MagalhaesVinny MagalhaesWPts: 3x0ADCC WC TrialsO99KGSPF2017
12331Gabriel LucasGabriel LucasWChoke from mountMiami Spring OpenO100KGF2017
12335Kevin MahechaKevin MahechaWArmbarMiami Spring OpenABS4F2017
12337Samir AbdolkaderWStraight armlockMiami Spring OpenABSSF2017
12338DJ JacksonDJ JacksonWPts: 25x0Miami Spring OpenABSF2017
12341Joao RodriguesWStraight armlockMiami Spring NGOABSF2017
12405Carlos FariasCarlos FariasWPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Champ.ABSR12017
12580Eliot KellyEliot KellyWPts: 22x2World Champ.100KG8F2017

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