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Roberto Jimenez is an Ecuatorian / American grappler and a jiu-jitsu black belt under Mr. Raul Jimenez (Gacho) — Roberto’s father. Widely regarded as one of the most exciting athletes of his generation, a reputation Roberto earned while competing in the International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation (IBJJF) circuit, Jimenez conquered World Jiu-Jitsu titles as a blue, purple, and brown belt, always displaying a submission oriented grappling style with which he captivated fans from around the world.

Roberto Jimenez Jiu-Jitsu

Full Name: Roberto Francisco Jimenez

Nickname: N/A

Lineage: C. Gracie > Helio Gracie > Rolls Gracie > Romero Cavalcanti > Raul Jimenez > Roberto Jimenez

Main Achievements:

  • 1st Place 3CG Kumite 3 – 180lbs (2020)
  • 1st Place 3CG Kumite 5 – 170lbs (2020)
  • 2nd Place 3CG Kumite 6 – ABS (2020)

Main Achievements (Colored Belts):

  • Fight 2 Win 185 lbs Brown Belt Champion (2019)
  • 1st Place IBJJF World Championship (2018** purple)
  • 1st Place IBJJF World Championship NoGi (2019* brown)
  • 1st Place IBJJF World Championship Juvenile (2016 / 2017)
  • 1st Place IBJJF World Championship Juvenile NoGi (2016)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Pans Championship Juvenile (2016** / 2017**)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Pans Championship NoGi (2019 brown)
  • 1st Place IBJJF American Nationals (2019** brown)
  • 1st Place IBJJF American Nationals NoGi (2019** brown)
  • 1st Place IBJJF European Open Juvenile (2017**)
  • 1st Place UAEJJF Grand Slam, TYO (2019 brown)
  • 1st Place ROYAL Invitational (2016)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF World Championship NoGi (2019 brown)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF World Championship Juvenile (2016*)
  • 2nd Place UAEJJF Abu Dhabi World Pro (2019 brown)
  • 2nd Place ACBJJ North America Championship (2018 purple)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF World Championship Juvenile NoGi (2016*)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF Pans Championship (2018** purple / 2019* brown)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF Pans Championship NoGi (2019* brown)
  • 3rd Place UAEJJF Abu Dhabi World Pro (2018 purple)

* Absolute
** Weight and Absolute

Favorite Position/Technique: Choke from back control

Weight Division: Peso Pesado (94,30 kg /208.0 lbs)

Team/Association: Studio 76

Roberto Jimenez BJJ Attacking The Back

Roberto Jimenez Biography

Roberto Jimenez was born on May 19, 2000, in Miami, Florida, United States of America, being the son of Emigrants from South America’s – Ecuador.

Roberto’s father Raul “Gacho” Jimenez was an avid Thai boxing practitioner, who, by 2001 decided to start training jiu-jitsu. His love for grappling led Gacho to enroll young Roberto in BJJ class when he was 4 years old.

By the time Roberto turned 10, the Jimenez family returned to the USA, this time settling in Texas. Roberto knew little to no English at the time, having in Spanish his mother tongue, a “handicap” that made him the target of school bullies for some time. This problem would be surpassed by using jiu-jitsu to protect himself, as explained in a 2019 interview given by the Jimenez’s to FloGrappling (video below).

Although an avid competitor from a very young age, Roberto did not win his first gold medal until his 13th birthday. This was a turning point in Jimenez’s life, as he had not thoroughly enjoyed competing up until that point. The taste of victory opened a new door in Roberto’s grappling career, as he started focussing more on training than he ever had until that point.

By the time Roberto was 15 years old, he was competing weekly in several divisions, going for the teen division – weight + absolute, gi + no-gi while doing also the adult division, weight + absolute, gi + no-gi. Taking home as many as 8 medals per event. This age was also the time when Jimenez had his first big break into a mainstream BJJ audience, after competing in the ROYAL INVITATIONAL, a pro-tournament where the main stars of the colored belt divisions battled for a cash prize. Although the youngest athlete on the card, Roberto came out with the trophy, beating by submission many of the sport’s most promising stars. Names such as Gabriel Sousa (R1), Thalison Soares (R2), and Gabriel Almeida (R3).

From his first appearance at ROYAL, Roberto’s stock as a competitor skyrocketed. After repeated success across every colored belt competitive year, Roberto Jimenez was promoted to black belt, by his father Mr. Raul Jimenez.

Roberto Jimenez Grappling Record

35 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    6 (17%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    0 (0%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    26 (74%)
  • BY DECISION
    3 (9%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

26 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Choke from back
27
7
#86e620
RNC
15
4
#5AD3D1
Triangle
12
3
#d1212a
Armbar
12
3
#fad11b
Short choke
8
2
#f58822
Reverse triangle
8
2
#224aba
Flying triangle
4
1
#ff9124
Bow and arrow
4
1
#bf1f6c
Triangle armbar
4
1
#22c9a5
Kimura
4
1
#fad223
Straight ankle lock
4
1
26
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
15 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    3 (20%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    0 (0%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    9 (60%)
  • BY DECISION
    2 (13%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY EBI/OT
    1 (7%)

9 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
Inside heel hook
33
3
#86e620
Armbar
22
2
#5AD3D1
Toe hook
11
1
#d1212a
Outside heel hook
11
1
#fad11b
Toe hold
11
1
#f58822
Botinha
11
1
9
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Roberto Jimenez Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
23541R. EvangelistaR. EvangelistaLToe hookHouston WOABSSF2020
23549Lucas BarbosaLucas BarbosaLArmbarF2W 13792KGSPF2020
23575Gabriel AlmeidaGabriel AlmeidaLReferee DecisionF2W 14084KGSPF2020
23602Gustavo BatistaGustavo BatistaLPoints3CG Kumite88KGF2020
23620Pedro MarinhoPedro MarinhoLOutside heel hookJitz King84KGSF2020
23639Mason FowlerMason FowlerLEBI/OTSUG 15ABSF2020
23670Roberto AbreuRoberto AbreuLReferee Decision3CG Kumite IVABSSF2020
23780Victor HugoVictor HugoLToe holdKumite 6ABSF2020
23913Craig JonesCraig JonesLInside heel hookWNO 493KGSPF2020
23938Fellipe AndrewFellipe AndrewLBotinhaPan AmericanABS4F2020
24907Isaque BahienseIsaque BahienseLPts: 4x0BJJ Stars 581KGSPF2021
24985Gordon RyanGordon RyanLArmbarWNO 6ABSSPF2021
26407Pedro MarinhoPedro MarinhoLPoints3CG MW GP85KGSF2021
26600Pedro MarinhoPedro MarinhoLInside heel hookSUG 24ABSSF2021
27666Jacob CouchLInside heel hookWNO Champ.84KG4F2021
23145Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusWPts: 6x4Whos N194KGSPF2020
23297Dan MartinezWPointsSub StarsN/ASPF2020
23410Todd MueckenheimWChoke from backKansas Open94KGSF2020
23411Matt LeightonMatt LeightonWChoke from backKansas Open94KGF2020
23416Julian SyanWChoke from backKansas OpenABSR12020
23418Eliot KellyEliot KellyWFlying triangleKansas OpenABS4F2020
23420Fellipe AndrewFellipe AndrewWChoke from backKansas OpenABSSF2020
23422Yago SouzaYago SouzaWChoke from backKansas OpenABSF2020
23535Thiago SaldanhaWChoke from backHouston WO94KGSF2020
23536Vinicius GarciaVinicius GarciaWBow and arrowHouston WO94KGF2020
23585Don StonerWTriangleSUG 1492KGSPF2020
23597Manuel RibamarManuel RibamarWArmbar3CG Kumite88KG4F2020
23600Pedro MarinhoPedro MarinhoWArmbar3CG Kumite88KGSF2020
23611Yuri VillefortWTriangle armbarJitz King84KGR12020
23617William TackettWilliam TackettWPts: 3x0Jitz King84KG4F2020
23636Nathan OrchardWTriangleSUG 15ABS4F2020
23638H. ColvinWTriangleSUG 15ABSSF2020
23648Tye RuotoloTye RuotoloWPoints3CG Kumite III81KG4F2020
23652John CombsJohn CombsWKimura3CG Kumite III81KGSF2020
23654Vagner RochaVagner RochaWReferee Decision3CG Kumite III81KGF2020
23665Nick RodriguezNick RodriguezWReferee Decision3CG Kumite IVABS4F2020
23705Hugo MarquesHugo MarquesWRNCKumite V81KG4F2020
23709Kade RuotoloKade RuotoloWShort chokeKumite V81KGSF2020
23711Tye RuotoloTye RuotoloWPointsKumite V81KGF2020
23753Jesse TaylorWArmbarSUG 17ABSSPF2020
23777Guilherme AugustoGuilherme AugustoWChoke from backKumite 6ABS4F2020
23778Gabriel AlmeidaGabriel AlmeidaWStraight ankle lockKumite 6ABSSF2020
23929Kaiser AdylevichWReverse trianglePan AmericanABSR12020
23931Leo SilvaLeo SilvaWReverse trianglePan AmericanABS8F2020
24680Dante LeonDante LeonWReferee DecisionWNO 5SPF88KG2020
26403Adam BradleyWPoints3CG MW GP85KG4F2021
26598Adam SmithWRNCSUG 24ABS4F2021
26603Tanner WeisgramWRNCSUG 24ABS3RD2021
26695Kade RuotoloKade RuotoloWRNCRoad to ADCC88KGSPF2021
26953Ben DysonD---Polaris SquadsABSRR2021
26963Kieran DavernD---Polaris SquadsABSRR2021
26965Bradley HillWShort chokePolaris SquadsABSRR2021
26966Ellis YoungerD---Polaris SquadsABSRR2021

 

 

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