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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 Championship Masters (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 Kasai Pro 264 lbs Grand Prix (2020)
  • 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: Fight Sports

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 MATCH STATS

Overall Positions

CONQUERED MOVES AVERAGE 0.67

OVERALL CONQUERED

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Top Game

Stand-up-game

Breakdown
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Top Game

Stand-up-game

OPPONENT W/L TOP BOTTOM STAND UP EVENT ROUND YEAR
Eliot Kelly W 3 0 1 World RR 2017
Erberth Santos L 0 1 0 World RR 2017
Mahamed Aly L 0 1 0 World 4F 2017
Max Gimenis W 0 0 1 World NG RR 2018
Hudson Taylor W 1 1 0 ADCC RR 2019
John Hansen W 1 0 0 ADCC 4F 2019

Roberto Abreu Grappling Record

125 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    52 (42%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    11 (9%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    49 (39%)
  • BY DECISION
    10 (8%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    3 (2%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

49 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Armbar
22
11
#86e620
Choke from back
16
8
#5AD3D1
Choke
10
5
#d1212a
Straight armlock
8
4
#fad11b
Knee choke
6
3
#f58822
Submission
4
2
#224aba
Kneebar
4
2
#ff9124
North-south choke
2
1
#bf1f6c
Kimura
2
1
#22c9a5
Katagatame
2
1
#fad223
Choke from mount
2
1
#03861f
Armlock
2
1
#039a1f
Cross face
2
1
#03b41f
One arm guillotine
2
1
#03c61f
Guillotine
2
1
#03d61f
Triangle
2
1
#03f61f
Inside heel hook
2
1
#82ff5f
Inverted Triangle
2
1
#a4ff5f
Cross choke
2
1
#dbff5f
RNC
2
1
Clock choke
2
1
49
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
39 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    17 (44%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    6 (15%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    13 (33%)
  • BY DECISION
    2 (5%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    1 (3%)

13 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
Armbar
15
2
#86e620
Choke from back
15
2
#5AD3D1
Kneebar
8
1
#d1212a
Cross choke
8
1
#fad11b
Mounted X choke
8
1
#f58822
Crucifix choke
8
1
#224aba
Ezekiel
8
1
#ff9124
Botinha
8
1
#bf1f6c
Choke
8
1
#22c9a5
Inside heel hook
8
1
#fad223
Loop choke
8
1
13
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Roberto Abreu Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
1127Roger GracieRoger GracieLCross chokeEuropean OpenABS4F2005
1308Alexandre RibeiroAlexandre RibeiroLArmbarWorld Champ.100KGR12005
1470Alexandre RibeiroAlexandre RibeiroLMounted X chokeWorld Champ.ABSSF2006
1505Marcelo GarciaMarcelo GarciaLCrucifix chokeBrasileiroABSR12006
1595Rafael LovatoRafael LovatoLPts: 4x0Brasileiro100KGF2007
1771Alexandre RibeiroAlexandre RibeiroLEzekielWorld Champ.ABSR12007
1961Rafael LovatoRafael LovatoLPts: 8x4World Champ.100KGSF2008
1977Andre GalvaoAndre GalvaoLPointsWorld Champ.ABSR22008
2021Braga NetoBraga NetoLPts: 6x0NoGi Worlds100KGF2008
2176Braga NetoBraga NetoLChoke from backPan American100KGF2009
2190Romulo BarralRomulo BarralLPts: 3x0Pan AmericanABS4F2009
2288Fabricio WerdumFabricio WerdumLPointsADCCO99KGF2009
2349Alexandre CeconiAlexandre CeconiLPts: 4x4, AdvWorld Champ.94KG4F2009
2396Daniel MoraesDaniel MoraesLPointsCopa AmericaABSSF2009
2729Rodrigo CavacaRodrigo CavacaLBotinhaWorld Champ.O100KGF2010
2779Lucas LepriLucas LepriLPts: 6x2Long Island PrideABSF2010
2979Alexandre CeconiAlexandre CeconiLAdvWorld Champ.ABSR22011
3142Braga NetoBraga NetoLPts: 9x0World Champ.O100KGSF2011
3285Fabricio WerdumFabricio WerdumLPointsADCCO99KGSF2011
3905Bernardo FariaBernardo FariaLArmbarWorld Champ.ABS4F2012
4134R. EvangelistaR. EvangelistaLPointsWorld Champ.O100KGR22012
4508Nivaldo OliveiraNivaldo OliveiraLChokePan AmericanABSR22013
4670Marcus AlmeidaMarcus AlmeidaLPts: 4x3World ProABS4F2013
5038Marcus AlmeidaMarcus AlmeidaLPointsADCCO99KGSF2013
5690Braulio EstimaBraulio EstimaLPointsWorld Champ.ABSR32014
7973Andre GalvaoAndre GalvaoLPts: 6x0ADCCABSSPF2015
8247R. EvangelistaR. EvangelistaLPts: 10x0Grand Slam LAO94KGF2015
9504Alexander TransAlexander TransLPts: 0x0, AdvWorld ProABSR22016
9637R. EvangelistaR. EvangelistaLPts: 0x0, AdvWorld ProO94KG4F2016
10203Rafael LovatoRafael LovatoLReferee DecisionF2W 7O100KGSPF2016
13003Erberth SantosErberth SantosLPts: 2x2, AdvWorld Champ.ABS8F2017
13172Mahamed AlyMahamed AlyLPts: 2x2, AdvWorld Champ.100KG4F2017
13580Alexandre RibeiroAlexandre RibeiroD---Copa PodioABSSPF2017
13821Marcus AlmeidaMarcus AlmeidaLPts: 4x0ADCC99+KGSF2017
13895Gordon RyanGordon RyanLInside heel hookADCCABSE12017
16011Alexander TransAlexander TransLChoke from backKing of Mats110KGF2018
18597Gordon RyanGordon RyanLDQNoGi WorldsO97KGF2018
20724Nicholas MeregaliNicholas MeregaliLLoop chokeThird Coast100KGSPF2019
21718Nicky RodriguezLReferee DecisionADCCO99KGSF2019
22622Victor HugoVictor HugoLKneebarNoGi WorldsABSF2019
1126Leonardo RamosWN/AEuropean Open100KGF2005
1465Braulio EstimaBraulio EstimaWArmbarWorld Champ.ABSR12006
1469Demian MaiaDemian MaiaWPts: 4x0World Champ.ABS4F2006
1513Waldir NetoWChokeTeam NationalsO88KG4F2006
1594Rodrigo CompridoRodrigo CompridoWPts: 8x0Brasileiro100KGSF2007
1877Marcel FortunaMarcel FortunaWAdvPan American100KGSF2008
1878Arthur JacintoWAdvPan American100KGF2008
2020Cristiano LazzariniCristiano LazzariniWPointsNoGi Worlds100KGSF2008
2185Felipe PaccesWChoke from backPan AmericanABS8F2009
2282Tom DeBlassTom DeBlassWPointsADCCO99KGR12009
2285Asa FullerWPointsADCCO99KG4F2009
2286Jeff MonsonWPointsADCCO99KGSF2009
2387Bill CooperBill CooperWPointsGQ Del MarABSF2009
2389Bill CooperBill CooperWPts: 4x4, AdvGrapplers QuestABSF2009
2600Stephen HalWN/AMiami OpenO100KGF2010
2616Joao PinhoWN/ANo Gi WorldsO100KGSF2010
2617David HerzogWKnee chokeNo Gi WorldsO100KGF2010
2622JT TorresJT TorresWPointsNo Gi WorldsABSR22010
2626Fabricio CamoesWPointsNo Gi WorldsABS8F2010
2631Lucas LeiteLucas LeiteWPointsNo Gi WorldsABSSF2010
2728Braga NetoBraga NetoWTriangleWorld Champ.O100KGSF2010
2777Renan BorgesWChoke from backLong Island PrideABSSF2010
2970Diego VivaldoDiego VivaldoWAdvWorld Champ.ABSR12011
3088Helton NogueiraWPts: 2x0World Champ.O100KGRDS2011
3125Carlos FariasCarlos FariasWPts: 11x0World Champ.O100KG4F2011
3162Warren StoutWKnee chokeMiami OpenABSSF2011
3163Vitor HenriqueWArmbarMiami OpenABSF2011
3250Sekine HidekiWArmbarADCCO99KGR12011
3273Glover TeixeiraWPointsADCCO99KG4F2011
3290Gerardi RinaldiGerardi RinaldiWKneebarADCCO99KG3PLC2011
3373Luis PedroWArmbarNo Gi WorldsO100KGSF2011
3383Ricardo FelicianoRicardo FelicianoWInverted TriangleNo Gi WorldsO100KGF2011
3710K. CorneliusWPointsNYC World TrialsO92KGN/A2012
3711UnknownWArmbarNYC World TrialsO92KGSF2012
3712Abraham M.WArmbarNYC World TrialsO92KGF2012
3887Murilo SantanaMurilo SantanaWPts: 6x4World Champ.ABSR22012
3898Marcio CruzMarcio CruzWPts: 12x4World Champ.ABSR22012
4125Gustavo DiasGustavo DiasWChokeWorld Champ.O100KGR12012
4193Diego SilvaWChoke from backMiami OpenABS4F2012
4195Vitor ToledoVitor ToledoWChoke from backMiami OpenABSSF2012
4197Leonardo DavilaLeonardo DavilaWCross chokeMiami OpenABSF2012
4255Leonardo DavilaLeonardo DavilaWRNCNoGi WorldsO100KGSF2012
4256Gustavo DiasGustavo DiasWPts: 6x0NoGi WorldsO100KGF2012
4466Brendan SchaubWReferee DecisionMetamoris 2ABSSPF2013
4488UnknownWChoke from backNYC World TrialsO92KGN/A2013
4489Keneth BrownWPts: 10x0NYC World TrialsO92KGF2013
4499Luiz PanzaLuiz PanzaWPointsPan AmericanABSR12013
5031Mike MartelleWArmbarADCCO99KGR12013
5036Orlando SanchezOrlando SanchezWPenADCCO99KG4F2013
5039Jared DoppJared DoppWPointsADCCO99KG3PLC2013
5045Kamil HuminskiWPointsADCCABSR12013
5046Garry TononGarry TononWPointsADCCABSR12013
5050Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusWPointsADCCABSSF2013
5053Marcus AlmeidaMarcus AlmeidaWPts: 10x0ADCCABSF2013
5676Tanner riceTanner riceWN/AWorld Champ.ABSR22014
5845Lincoln PereiraWPts: 7x0Boca Raton OpenABSF2014
8243Joseph MokuWClock chokeGrand Slam LAO94KG4F2015
8246Andre CamposWPts: 3x0Grand Slam LAO94KGSF2015
8249Alec BauldingAlec BauldingWPts: 6x0Grand Slam LAABS8F2015
8254Erberth SantosErberth SantosWChoke from backGrand Slam LAABS4F2015
8257R. EvangelistaR. EvangelistaWPts: 4x2Grand Slam LAABSSF2015
8259Andre CamposWChokeGrand Slam LAABSF2015
8443Joseph MokuWPts: 4x2NoGi WorldsO100KG4F2015
9495Luan CarvalhoLuan CarvalhoWPts: 2x0World ProABSR12016
9631Daniel BaiaWPts: 6x0World ProO94KGR12016
9866Francisco SantoroWArmbarMiami Spring OpenO100KGSF2016
9867Jollyson FrancinoWNorth-south chokeMiami Spring OpenO100KGF2016
9869Jurandir ConceicaoJurandir ConceicaoWSubmissionMiami Spring OpenABS4F2016
9872Ruan OliveiraRuan OliveiraWKimuraMiami Spring OpenABSSF2016
11268Paulo RibeiroWKatagatameGrappling Pro 2120KG4F2016
11272J. FriedrichWKnee chokeGrappling Pro 2120KGSF2016
11275Mahamed AlyMahamed AlyWKneebarGrappling Pro 2120KGF2016
12539Vinny MagalhaesVinny MagalhaesWPts: 3x0ADCC WC TrialsO99KGSPF2017
12903Gabriel LucasGabriel LucasWChoke from mountMiami Spring OpenO100KGF2017
12909Kevin MahechaKevin MahechaWArmbarMiami Spring OpenABS4F2017
12911Samir AbdolkaderWStraight armlockMiami Spring OpenABSSF2017
12912DJ JacksonDJ JacksonWPts: 25x0Miami Spring OpenABSF2017
12915Joao RodriguesWStraight armlockMiami Spring NGOABSF2017
12995Carlos FariasCarlos FariasWPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Champ.ABSR12017
13170Eliot KellyEliot KellyWPts: 22x2World Champ.100KG8F2017
13814Khazmat StambulovWPts: 0x0, PenADCC99+KGE12017
13819Victor HonorioVictor HonorioWReferee DecisionADCC99+KG4F2017
13822Jared DoppJared DoppWReferee DecisionADCC99+KG3RD2017
14169Max GimenisMax GimenisWPts: 2x2, AdvMiami Fall OpenO100KGF2017
14172Kevin MahechaKevin MahechaWStraight armlockMiami Fall OpenABSR22017
14173Thomas MacMahonWN/AMiami Fall OpenABS4F2017
14175Horlando MonteiroHorlando MonteiroWChoke from backMiami Fall OpenABSSF2017
14177Max GimenisMax GimenisWChoke from backMiami Fall OpenABSF2017
14677Raymond SeraileWArmlockNoGi WorldsO97KG4F2017
14679Adam SachnoffWPts: 29x0NoGi WorldsO97KGSF2017
14681Joao RochaJoao RochaWPts: 0x0, AdvNoGi WorldsO97KGF2017
16002Andre CamposWReferee DecisionKing of Mats110KGRR2018
16004Lucio RodriguesLucio RodriguesWPts: 0x0, AdvKing of Mats110KGRR2018
16007Alexandre SouzaAlexandre SouzaWArmbarKing of Mats110KGRR2018
16286Erberth SantosErberth SantosWPointsACBJJ 13O95KGSPF2018
17789Rene ArangoWSubmissionMiami Fall OpenABSSF2018
17790F. BarbarottiWCross faceMiami Fall OpenABSF2018
18594Gustavo DiasGustavo DiasWPts: 0x0, AdvNoGi WorldsO97KG4F2018
18595Max GimenisMax GimenisWPts: 2x0NoGi WorldsO97KGSF2018
18608Nick CalvaneseNick CalvaneseWPts: 10x0NoGi WorldsABSR12018
18613John CombsJohn CombsWPts: 4x2NoGi WorldsABSR22018
19114Afranio SilvaWPts: 10x2Miami W. OpenO100KGF2019
19115Johnny TamaJohnny TamaWPts: 3x0Miami W. OpenABSSF2019
19117Alexandre MolinaroAlexandre MolinaroWChokeMiami W. OpenABSF2019
19567Luiz PanzaLuiz PanzaWReferee DecisionF2W 106100KGSPF2019
21322Victor HugoVictor HugoWPts: 0x0, AdvIBJJF GPABS4F2019
21323Lucas BarbosaLucas BarbosaWPts: 4x4, PenIBJJF GPABSSF2019
21325Joao RochaJoao RochaWReferee DecisionIBJJF GPABSF2019
21656Hudson TaylorWPts: 2x0ADCCO99KGR12019
21660John HansenWPts: 6x0ADCCO99KG4F2019
22607Fernando RibasWArmbarNoGi WorldsABSR12019
22616Jackson SousaJackson SousaWOne arm guillotineNoGi WorldsABS4F2019
22621Devhonte JohnsonDevhonte JohnsonWReferee DecisionNoGi WorldsABSSF2019
22702Victor HugoVictor HugoWPts: 0x0, AdvNoGi WorldsO97KGSF2019
22703James PuopoloJames PuopoloWStraight armlockNoGi WorldsO97KGF2019
22971Bruno BastosBruno BastosWPts: 2x0Kasai Pro 7120KGRR2020
22973N. RodriguezD---Kasai Pro 7120KGRR2020
22976Lucas BarbosaLucas BarbosaWPts: 6x0Kasai Pro 7120KGF2020
23199Andre GoisAndre GoisWChokeMiami WOABSSF2020
23204Rafael LovatoRafael LovatoWPointsSub StarsN/ASPF2020
23470Vinicius TratorVinicius TratorWReferee DecisionF2W 139115KGSPF2020
23552Arnaldo MaidanaArnaldo MaidanaWPoints3CG Kumite IVABS4F2020
23556Roberto JimenezRoberto JimenezWReferee Decision3CG Kumite IVABSSF2020
23557Fellipe AndrewFellipe AndrewWGuillotine3CG Kumite IVABSF2020
23580Lucas BarbosaLucas BarbosaWReferee DecisionWNOABSSPF2020
23643Kaynan DuarteKaynan DuarteWInside heel hookBJJ Bet95KGSPF2020

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