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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:

  • 1st Place ADCC World Championship (2013*)
  • 1st Place IBJJF World Masters Championship (2018 Master 2)
  • 1st Place IBJJF World Championship NoGi (2017 / 2012 / 2011 / 2010**)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Pan Championship (2008)
  • 1st Place IBJJF European Open (2005)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Grand Prix (2019)
  • 1st Place Grappling Pro Championship (2016)
  • 2nd Place ADCC World Championship (2009)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF World Championship (2010)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF World Championship NoGi (2008)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF Pan Championship (2009)
  • 2nd Place CBJJ Brazilian Nationals (2007)
  • 2nd Place UAEJJF King of Mats (2018)
  • 3rd Place ADCC World Championship (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 traveled 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.

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Roberto Abreu Grappling Record

110 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    47 (43%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    10 (9%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    44 (40%)
  • BY DECISION
    6 (5%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    3 (3%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

44 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Armbar
20
9
#86e620
Choke from back
18
8
#5AD3D1
Submission
9
4
#d1212a
Straight armlock
7
3
#fad11b
Choke
7
3
#f58822
Knee choke
7
3
#224aba
Kneebar
5
2
#ff9124
RNC
2
1
#bf1f6c
Clock choke
2
1
#22c9a5
North-south choke
2
1
#fad223
Kimura
2
1
#03861f
Katagatame
2
1
#039a1f
Choke from mount
2
1
#03b41f
Armlock
2
1
#03c61f
Leglock
2
1
#03d61f
Cross face
2
1
#03f61f
Triangle
2
1
#82ff5f
Inverted Triangle
2
1
#a4ff5f
Cross choke
2
1
44
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
38 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    17 (45%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    6 (16%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    12 (32%)
  • BY DECISION
    2 (5%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    1 (3%)

12 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
Armbar
17
2
#86e620
Choke from back
17
2
#5AD3D1
Inside heel hook
8
1
#d1212a
Loop choke
8
1
#fad11b
Cross choke
8
1
#f58822
Mounted X choke
8
1
#224aba
Crucifix choke
8
1
#ff9124
Ezekiel
8
1
#bf1f6c
Botinha
8
1
#22c9a5
Choke
8
1
12
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Roberto Abreu Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
1126Roger GracieRoger GracieLCross chokeEuropean OpenABS4F2005
1307Alexandre RibeiroAlexandre RibeiroLArmbarWorld Champ.100KGR12005
1469Alexandre RibeiroAlexandre RibeiroLMounted X chokeWorld Champ.ABSSF2006
1504Marcelo GarciaMarcelo GarciaLCrucifix chokeBrasileiroABSR12006
1594Rafael LovatoRafael LovatoLPts: 4x0Brasileiro100KGF2007
1770Alexandre RibeiroAlexandre RibeiroLEzekielWorld Champ.ABSR12007
1960Rafael LovatoRafael LovatoLPts: 8x4World Champ.100KGSF2008
1976Andre GalvaoAndre GalvaoLPointsWorld Champ.ABSR22008
2020Braga NetoBraga NetoLPts: 6x0NoGi Worlds100KGF2008
2175Braga NetoBraga NetoLChoke from backPan American100KGF2009
2189Romulo BarralRomulo BarralLPts: 3x0Pan AmericanABS4F2009
2287Fabricio WerdumFabricio WerdumLPointsADCCO99KGF2009
2348Alexandre CeconiAlexandre CeconiLPts: 4x4, AdvWorld Champ.94KG4F2009
2395Daniel MoraesDaniel MoraesLPointsCopa AmericaABSSF2009
2728Rodrigo CavacaRodrigo CavacaLBotinhaWorld Champ.O100KGF2010
2778Lucas LepriLucas LepriLPts: 6x2Long Island PrideABSF2010
2978Alexandre CeconiAlexandre CeconiLAdvWorld Champ.ABSR22011
3141Braga NetoBraga NetoLPts: 9x0World Champ.O100KGSF2011
3284Fabricio WerdumFabricio WerdumLPointsADCCO99KGSF2011
3904Bernardo FariaBernardo FariaLArmbarWorld Champ.ABS4F2012
4133R. EvangelistaR. EvangelistaLPointsWorld Champ.O100KGR22012
4507Nivaldo OliveiraNivaldo OliveiraLChokePan AmericanABSR22013
4669Marcus AlmeidaMarcus AlmeidaLPts: 4x3World ProABS4F2013
5037Marcus AlmeidaMarcus AlmeidaLPointsADCCO99KGSF2013
5688Braulio EstimaBraulio EstimaLPointsWorld Champ.ABSR32014
7969Andre GalvaoAndre GalvaoLPts: 6x0ADCCABSSPF2015
8243R. EvangelistaR. EvangelistaLPts: 10x0Grand Slam LAO94KGF2015
9483Alexander TransAlexander TransLPts: 0x0, AdvWorld ProABSR22016
9615R. EvangelistaR. EvangelistaLPts: 0x0, AdvWorld ProO94KG4F2016
10180Rafael LovatoRafael LovatoLReferee DecisionF2W Pro 7O100KGSPF2016
12929Erberth SantosErberth SantosLPts: 2x2, AdvWorld Champ.ABS8F2017
13098Mahamed AlyMahamed AlyLPts: 2x2, AdvWorld Champ.100KG4F2017
13499Alexandre RibeiroAlexandre RibeiroD---Copa PodioABSSPF2017
13739Marcus AlmeidaMarcus AlmeidaLPts: 4x0ADCC99+KGSF2017
13813Gordon RyanGordon RyanLInside heel hookADCCABSE12017
15872Alexander TransAlexander TransLChoke from backKing of Mats110KGF2018
18365Gordon RyanGordon RyanLDQNoGi WorldsO97KGF2018
20409Nicholas MeregaliNicholas MeregaliLLoop chokeThird Coast100KGSPF2019
21314Nicky RodriguezLReferee DecisionADCCO99KGSF2019
1125Leonardo RamosWN/AEuropean Open100KGF2005
1464Braulio EstimaBraulio EstimaWArmbarWorld Champ.ABSR12006
1468Demian MaiaDemian MaiaWPts: 4x0World Champ.ABS4F2006
1512Waldir NetoWChokeTeam NationalsO88KG4F2006
1593Rodrigo CompridoRodrigo CompridoWPts: 8x0Brasileiro100KGSF2007
1876Marcel FortunaMarcel FortunaWAdvPan American100KGSF2008
1877Arthur JacintoWAdvPan American100KGF2008
2019Cristiano LazzariniCristiano LazzariniWPointsNoGi Worlds100KGSF2008
2184Felipe PaccesWChoke from backPan AmericanABS8F2009
2281Tom DeBlassTom DeBlassWPointsADCCO99KGR12009
2284Asa FullerWPointsADCCO99KG4F2009
2285Jeff MonsonWPointsADCCO99KGSF2009
2386Bill CooperBill CooperWPointsGQ Del MarABSF2009
2388Bill CooperBill CooperWPts: 4x4, AdvGrapplers QuestABSF2009
2599Stephen HalWN/AMiami OpenO100KGF2010
2615Joao PinhoWN/ANo Gi WorldsO100KGSF2010
2616David HerzogWKnee chokeNo Gi WorldsO100KGF2010
2621JT TorresJT TorresWPointsNo Gi WorldsABSR22010
2625Fabricio CamoesWPointsNo Gi WorldsABS8F2010
2630Lucas LeiteLucas LeiteWPointsNo Gi WorldsABSSF2010
2727Braga NetoBraga NetoWTriangleWorld Champ.O100KGSF2010
2776Renan BorgesWChoke from backLong Island PrideABSSF2010
2969Diego VivaldoDiego VivaldoWAdvWorld Champ.ABSR12011
3087Helton NogueiraWPts: 2x0World Champ.O100KGRDS2011
3124Carlos FariasCarlos FariasWPts: 11x0World Champ.O100KG4F2011
3161Warren StoutWKnee chokeMiami OpenABSSF2011
3162Vitor HenriqueWArmbarMiami OpenABSF2011
3249Sekine HidekiWArmbarADCCO99KGR12011
3272Glover TeixeiraWPointsADCCO99KG4F2011
3289Gerardi RinaldiGerardi RinaldiWKneebarADCCO99KG3PLC2011
3372Luis PedroWArmbarNo Gi WorldsO100KGSF2011
3382Ricardo FelicianoRicardo FelicianoWInverted TriangleNo Gi WorldsO100KGF2011
3709K. CorneliusWPointsNYC World TrialsO92KGN/A2012
3710UnknownWArmbarNYC World TrialsO92KGSF2012
3711Abraham M.WArmbarNYC World TrialsO92KGF2012
3886Murilo SantanaMurilo SantanaWPts: 6x4World Champ.ABSR22012
3897Marcio CruzMarcio CruzWPts: 12x4World Champ.ABSR22012
4124Gustavo DiasGustavo DiasWChokeWorld Champ.O100KGR12012
4192Diego SilvaWChoke from backMiami OpenABS4F2012
4194Vitor ToledoVitor ToledoWChoke from backMiami OpenABSSF2012
4196Leonardo DavilaLeonardo DavilaWCross chokeMiami OpenABSF2012
4254Leonardo DavilaLeonardo DavilaWRNCNoGi WorldsO100KGSF2012
4255Gustavo DiasGustavo DiasWPts: 6x0NoGi WorldsO100KGF2012
4465Brendan SchaubWReferee DecisionMetamoris 2ABSSPF2013
4487UnknownWChoke from backNYC World TrialsO92KGN/A2013
4488Keneth BrownWPts: 10x0NYC World TrialsO92KGF2013
4498Luiz PanzaLuiz PanzaWPointsPan AmericanABSR12013
5030Mike MartelleWArmbarADCCO99KGR12013
5035Orlando SanchezOrlando SanchezWPenADCCO99KG4F2013
5038Jared DoppJared DoppWPointsADCCO99KG3PLC2013
5044Kamil HuminskiWPointsADCCABSR12013
5045Garry TononGarry TononWPointsADCCABSR12013
5049Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusWPointsADCCABSSF2013
5052Marcus AlmeidaMarcus AlmeidaWPts: 10x0ADCCABSF2013
5674Tanner riceTanner riceWN/AWorld Champ.ABSR22014
5843Lincoln PereiraWPts: 7x0Boca Raton OpenABSF2014
8239Joseph MokuWClock chokeGrand Slam LAO94KG4F2015
8242Andre CamposWPts: 3x0Grand Slam LAO94KGSF2015
8245Alec BauldingAlec BauldingWPts: 6x0Grand Slam LAABS8F2015
8250Erberth SantosErberth SantosWChoke from backGrand Slam LAABS4F2015
8253R. EvangelistaR. EvangelistaWPts: 4x2Grand Slam LAABSSF2015
8255Andre CamposWChokeGrand Slam LAABSF2015
8439Joseph MokuWPts: 4x2NoGi WorldsO100KG4F2015
9474Luan CarvalhoLuan CarvalhoWPts: 2x0World ProABSR12016
9609Daniel BaiaWPts: 6x0World ProO94KGR12016
9844Francisco SantoroWArmbarMiami Spring OpenO100KGSF2016
9845Jollyson FrancinoWNorth-south chokeMiami Spring OpenO100KGF2016
9847Jurandir ConceicaoJurandir ConceicaoWSubmissionMiami Spring OpenABS4F2016
9850Ruan OliveiraRuan OliveiraWKimuraMiami Spring OpenABSSF2016
11237Paulo RibeiroWKatagatameGrappling Pro 2120KG4F2016
11241J. FriedrichWKnee chokeGrappling Pro 2120KGSF2016
11244Mahamed AlyMahamed AlyWKneebarGrappling Pro 2120KGF2016
12472Vinny MagalhaesVinny MagalhaesWPts: 3x0ADCC WC TrialsO99KGSPF2017
12832Gabriel LucasGabriel LucasWChoke from mountMiami Spring OpenO100KGF2017
12838Kevin MahechaKevin MahechaWArmbarMiami Spring OpenABS4F2017
12840Samir AbdolkaderWStraight armlockMiami Spring OpenABSSF2017
12841DJ JacksonDJ JacksonWPts: 25x0Miami Spring OpenABSF2017
12844Joao RodriguesWStraight armlockMiami Spring NGOABSF2017
12921Carlos FariasCarlos FariasWPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Champ.ABSR12017
13096Eliot KellyEliot KellyWPts: 22x2World Champ.100KG8F2017
13732Khazmat StambulovWPts: 0x0, PenADCC99+KGE12017
13737Victor HonorioVictor HonorioWReferee DecisionADCC99+KG4F2017
13740Jared DoppJared DoppWReferee DecisionADCC99+KG3RD2017
14079Max GimenisMax GimenisWPts: 2x2, AdvMiami Fall OpenO100KGF2017
14082Kevin MahechaKevin MahechaWStraight armlockMiami Fall OpenABSR22017
14083Thomas MacMahonWN/AMiami Fall OpenABS4F2017
14085Horlando MonteiroHorlando MonteiroWChoke from backMiami Fall OpenABSSF2017
14087Max GimenisMax GimenisWChoke from backMiami Fall OpenABSF2017
14575Raymond SeraileWArmlockNoGi WorldsO97KG4F2017
14577Adam SachnoffWPts: 29x0NoGi WorldsO97KGSF2017
14579Joao RochaJoao RochaWPts: 0x0, AdvNoGi WorldsO97KGF2017
15863Andre CamposWReferee DecisionKing of Mats110KGRR2018
15865Lucio RodriguesLucio RodriguesWPts: 0x0, AdvKing of Mats110KGRR2018
15868Alexandre SouzaAlexandre SouzaWLeglockKing of Mats110KGRR2018
16135Erberth SantosErberth SantosWPointsACBJJ 13O95KGSPF2018
17593Rene ArangoWSubmissionMiami Fall OpenABSSF2018
17594F. BarbarottiWCross faceMiami Fall OpenABSF2018
18362Gustavo DiasGustavo DiasWPts: 0x0, AdvNoGi WorldsO97KG4F2018
18363Max GimenisMax GimenisWPts: 2x0NoGi WorldsO97KGSF2018
18376Nick CalvaneseNick CalvaneseWPts: 10x0NoGi WorldsABSR12018
18381John CombsJohn CombsWPts: 4x2NoGi WorldsABSR22018
18853Afranio SilvaWSubmissionMiami W. OpenO100KGF2019
18854Johnny TamaJohnny TamaWN/AMiami W. OpenABSSF2019
18856Alexandre MolinaroAlexandre MolinaroWSubmissionMiami W. OpenABSF2019
19283Luiz PanzaLuiz PanzaWReferee DecisionF2W Pro 106100KGSPF2019
20961Victor HugoVictor HugoWPts: 0x0, AdvIBJJF GPABS4F2019
20962Lucas BarbosaLucas BarbosaWPts: 4x4, PenIBJJF GPABSSF2019
20964Joao RochaJoao RochaWReferee DecisionIBJJF GPABSF2019
21257Hudson TaylorWPts: 2x0ADCCO99KGR12019
21261John HansenWPts: 6x0ADCCO99KG4F2019

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