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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*)
  • IBJJF World No-Gi Champion (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)
  • 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

81 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    38 (47%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    5 (6%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    33 (41%)
  • BY DECISION
    3 (4%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    2 (2%)
  • 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
Kneebar
6
2
#f58822
Straight armlock
6
2
#224aba
Triangle
3
1
#ff9124
Inverted Triangle
3
1
#bf1f6c
Cross choke
3
1
#22c9a5
RNC
3
1
#fad223
Clock choke
3
1
#03861f
North-south choke
3
1
#039a1f
Kimura
3
1
#03b41f
Katagatame
3
1
#03c61f
Choke from mount
3
1
33
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
33 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    16 (48%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    6 (18%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    10 (30%)
  • BY DECISION
    1 (3%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

10 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
Armbar
20
2
#86e620
Cross ck. f/ mount
10
1
#5AD3D1
Crucifix choke
10
1
#d1212a
Ezekiel
10
1
#fad11b
Choke from back
10
1
#f58822
Botinha
10
1
#224aba
Choke
10
1
#ff9124
Inside heel hook
10
1
#bf1f6c
Cross choke
10
1
10
(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 RibeiroLCross ck. f/ mountWorld Champ.ABSSF2006
1502Marcelo GarciaMarcelo GarciaLCrucifix chokeBrasileiroABSR12006
1591Rafael LovatoRafael LovatoLPts: 4x0Brasileiro100KGF2007
1767Alexandre RibeiroAlexandre RibeiroLEzekielWorld Champ.ABSR12007
1953Rafael LovatoRafael LovatoLPts: 8x4World Champ.100KGSF2008
1969Andre GalvaoAndre GalvaoLPointsWorld Champ.ABSR22008
2013Braga NetoBraga NetoLPts: 6x0NoGi Worlds100KGF2008
2165Braga NetoBraga NetoLChoke from backPan American100KGF2009
2179Romulo BarralRomulo BarralLPts: 3x0Pan AmericanABS4F2009
2277Fabricio WerdumFabricio WerdumLPointsADCCO99KGF2009
2338Alexandre CeconiAlexandre CeconiLPts: 4x4, AdvWorld Champ.94KG4F2009
2385Daniel MoraesDaniel MoraesLPointsCopa AmericaABSSF2009
2716Rodrigo CavacaRodrigo CavacaLBotinhaWorld Champ.O100KGF2010
2941Alexandre CeconiAlexandre CeconiLAdvWorld Champ.ABSR22011
3103Braga NetoBraga NetoLPts: 9x0World Champ.O100KGSF2011
3235Fabricio WerdumFabricio WerdumLPointsADCCO99KGSF2011
3855Bernardo FariaBernardo FariaLArmbarWorld Champ.ABS4F2012
4086R. EvangelistaR. EvangelistaLPointsWorld Champ.O100KGR22012
4443Nivaldo OliveiraNivaldo OliveiraLChokePan AmericanABSR22013
4599Marcus AlmeidaMarcus AlmeidaLPts: 4x3World ProABS4F2013
4966Marcus AlmeidaMarcus AlmeidaLPointsADCCO99KGSF2013
5594Braulio EstimaBraulio EstimaLPointsWorld Champ.ABSR32014
7799Andre GalvaoAndre GalvaoLPts: 6x0ADCCABSSPF2015
8058R. EvangelistaR. EvangelistaLPts: 10x0Grand Slam LAO94KGF2015
9265Alexander TransAlexander TransLPts: 0x0, AdvWorld ProABSR22016
9397R. EvangelistaR. EvangelistaLPts: 0x0, AdvWorld ProO94KG4F2016
9953Rafael LovatoRafael LovatoLReferee DecisionF2W Pro 7O100KGSPF2016
12526Erberth SantosErberth SantosLPts: 2x2, AdvWorld Champ.ABS8F2017
12695Mahamed AlyMahamed AlyLPts: 2x2, AdvWorld Champ.100KG4F2017
13043Alexandre RibeiroAlexandre RibeiroDN/ACopa PodioABSSPF2017
13259Marcus AlmeidaMarcus AlmeidaLPts: 4x0ADCC99+KGSF2017
13333Gordon RyanGordon RyanLInside heel hookADCCABSE12017
1123Leonardo RamosWN/AEuropean Open100KGF2005
1462Braulio EstimaBraulio EstimaWArmbarWorld Champ.ABSR12006
1466Demian MaiaDemian MaiaWPts: 4x0World Champ.ABS4F2006
1510Waldir NetoWChokeTeam NationalsO88KG4F2006
1590Rodrigo CompridoRodrigo CompridoWPts: 8x0Brasileiro100KGSF2007
1869Marcel FortunaMarcel FortunaWAdvPan American100KGSF2008
1870Arthur JacintoWAdvPan American100KGF2008
2012Cristiano LazzariniCristiano LazzariniWPointsNoGi Worlds100KGSF2008
2174Felipe PaccesWChoke from backPan AmericanABS8F2009
2271Tom DeBlassTom DeBlassWPointsADCCO99KGR12009
2274Asa FullerWPointsADCCO99KG4F2009
2275Jeff MonsonWPointsADCCO99KGSF2009
2376Bill CooperBill CooperWPointsGQ Del MarABSF2009
2378Bill CooperBill CooperWPts: 4x4, AdvGrapplers QuestABSF2009
2587Stephen HalWN/AMiami OpenO100KGF2010
2603Joao PinhoWN/ANo Gi WorldsO100KGSF2010
2604David HerzogWKnee chokeNo Gi WorldsO100KGF2010
2609JT TorresJT TorresWPointsNo Gi WorldsABSR22010
2613Fabricio CamoesWPointsNo Gi WorldsABS8F2010
2618Lucas LeiteLucas LeiteWPointsNo Gi WorldsABSSF2010
2715Braga NetoBraga NetoWTriangleWorld Champ.O100KGSF2010
2932Diego VivaldoWAdvWorld Champ.ABSR12011
3049Helton NogueiraWPts: 2x0World Champ.O100KGRDS2011
3086Carlos FariasCarlos FariasWPts: 11x0World Champ.O100KG4F2011
3123Warren StoutWKnee chokeMiami OpenABSSF2011
3124Vitor HenriqueWArmbarMiami OpenABSF2011
3200Sekine HidekiWArmbarADCCO99KGR12011
3223Glover TeixeiraWPointsADCCO99KG4F2011
3240Gerardi RinaldiGerardi RinaldiWKneebarADCCO99KG3PLC2011
3323Luis PedroWArmbarNo Gi WorldsO100KGSF2011
3333Ricardo FelicianoRicardo FelicianoWInverted TriangleNo Gi WorldsO100KGF2011
3660K. CorneliusWPointsNYC World TrialsO92KGN/A2012
3661UnknownWArmbarNYC World TrialsO92KGSF2012
3662Abraham M.WArmbarNYC World TrialsO92KGF2012
3837Murilo SantanaMurilo SantanaWPts: 6x4World Champ.ABSR22012
3848Marcio CruzMarcio CruzWPts: 12x4World Champ.ABSR22012
4077Gustavo EliasGustavo EliasWChokeWorld Champ.O100KGR12012
4144Diego SilvaWChoke from backMiami OpenABS4F2012
4146Vitor ToledoVitor ToledoWChoke from backMiami OpenABSSF2012
4148Leonardo DavilaLeonardo DavilaWCross chokeMiami OpenABSF2012
4206Leonardo DavilaLeonardo DavilaWRNCNoGi WorldsO100KGSF2012
4207Gustavo EliasGustavo EliasWPts: 6x0NoGi WorldsO100KGF2012
4401Brendan SchaubWReferee DecisionMetamoris 2ABSSPF2013
4423UnknownWChoke from backNYC World TrialsO92KGN/A2013
4424Keneth BrownWPts: 10x0NYC World TrialsO92KGF2013
4434Luiz PanzaLuiz PanzaWPointsPan AmericanABSR12013
4959Mike MartelleWArmbarADCCO99KGR12013
4964Orlando SanchezOrlando SanchezWPenADCCO99KG4F2013
4967Jared DoppJared DoppWPointsADCCO99KG3PLC2013
4973Kamil HuminskiWPointsADCCABSR12013
4974Garry TononGarry TononWPointsADCCABSR12013
4978Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusWPointsADCCABSSF2013
4981Marcus AlmeidaMarcus AlmeidaWPts: 10x0ADCCABSF2013
5580Tanner riceTanner riceWN/AWorld Champ.ABSR22014
5746Lincoln PereiraWPts: 7x0Boca Raton OpenABSF2014
8054Joseph MokuWClock chokeGrand Slam LAO94KG4F2015
8057Andre CamposWPts: 3x0Grand Slam LAO94KGSF2015
8060Alec BauldingAlec BauldingWPts: 6x0Grand Slam LAABS8F2015
8065Erberth SantosErberth SantosWChoke from backGrand Slam LAABS4F2015
8068R. EvangelistaR. EvangelistaWPts: 4x2Grand Slam LAABSSF2015
8070Andre CamposWChokeGrand Slam LAABSF2015
8250Joseph MokuWPts: 4x2NoGi WorldsO100KG4F2015
9256Luan CarvalhoLuan CarvalhoWPts: 2x0World ProABSR12016
9391Daniel BaiaWPts: 6x0World ProO94KGR12016
9628Francisco SantoroWArmbarMiami Spring OpenO100KGSF2016
9629Jollyson FrancinoWNorth-south chokeMiami Spring OpenO100KGF2016
9632Ruan OliveiraRuan OliveiraWKimuraMiami Spring OpenABSSF2016
10957Paulo RibeiroWKatagatameGrappling Pro 2120KG4F2016
10961J. FriedrichWKnee chokeGrappling Pro 2120KGSF2016
10964Mahamed AlyMahamed AlyWKneebarGrappling Pro 2120KGF2016
12097Vinny MagalhaesVinny MagalhaesWPts: 3x0ADCC WC TrialsO99KGSPF2017
12443Gabriel LucasGabriel LucasWChoke from mountMiami Spring OpenO100KGF2017
12447Kevin MahechaKevin MahechaWArmbarMiami Spring OpenABS4F2017
12449Samir AbdolkaderWStraight armlockMiami Spring OpenABSSF2017
12450DJ JacksonDJ JacksonWPts: 25x0Miami Spring OpenABSF2017
12453Joao RodriguesWStraight armlockMiami Spring NGOABSF2017
12518Carlos FariasCarlos FariasWPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Champ.ABSR12017
12693Eliot KellyEliot KellyWPts: 22x2World Champ.100KG8F2017
13252Khazmat StambulovWPts: 0x0, PenADCC99+KGE12017
13257Victor HonorioVictor HonorioWReferee DecisionADCC99+KG4F2017
13260Jared DoppJared DoppWReferee DecisionADCC99+KG3RD2017

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