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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 III 180lbs (2020)
  • 1st Place 3CG Kumite V 170lbs (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 shortcoming 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

29 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    5 (17%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    0 (0%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    22 (76%)
  • BY DECISION
    2 (7%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

22 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Choke from back
32
7
#86e620
Triangle
14
3
#5AD3D1
Armbar
14
3
#d1212a
Reverse triangle
9
2
#fad11b
RNC
5
1
#f58822
Short choke
5
1
#224aba
Straight ankle lock
5
1
#ff9124
Flying triangle
5
1
#bf1f6c
Bow and arrow
5
1
#22c9a5
Triangle armbar
5
1
#fad223
Kimura
5
1
22
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
10 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    1 (10%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    0 (0%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    6 (60%)
  • BY DECISION
    2 (20%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY EBI/OT
    1 (10%)

6 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
Toe hook
17
1
#86e620
Armbar
17
1
#5AD3D1
Outside heel hook
17
1
#d1212a
Toe hold
17
1
#fad11b
Inside heel hook
17
1
#f58822
Botinha
17
1
6
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Roberto Jimenez Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
23439R. EvangelistaR. EvangelistaLToe hookHouston WOABSSF2020
23447Lucas BarbosaLucas BarbosaLArmbarF2W 13792KGSPF2020
23473Gabriel AlmeidaGabriel AlmeidaLReferee DecisionF2W 14084KGSPF2020
23491Gustavo BatistaGustavo BatistaLPoints3CG Kumite88KGF2020
23507P. MarinhoLOutside heel hookJitz King84KGSF2020
23526M. FowlerLEBI/OTSUG 15ABSF2020
23556Roberto AbreuRoberto AbreuLReferee Decision3CG Kumite IVABSSF2020
23657Victor HugoVictor HugoLToe holdKumite 6ABSF2020
23787Craig JonesCraig JonesLInside heel hookWNO 493KGSPF2020
23812Fellipe AndrewFellipe AndrewLBotinhaPan AmericanABS4F2020
23062Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusWPts: 6x4Whos N194KGSPF2020
23200Dan MartinezWPointsSub StarsN/ASPF2020
23311Todd MueckenheimWChoke from backKansas Open94KGSF2020
23312Matt LeightonMatt LeightonWChoke from backKansas Open94KGF2020
23317Julian SyanWChoke from backKansas OpenABSR12020
23319Eliot KellyEliot KellyWFlying triangleKansas OpenABS4F2020
23321Fellipe AndrewFellipe AndrewWChoke from backKansas OpenABSSF2020
23323Yago SouzaYago SouzaWChoke from backKansas OpenABSF2020
23433Thiago SaldanhaWChoke from backHouston WO94KGSF2020
23434Vinicius GarciaVinicius GarciaWBow and arrowHouston WO94KGF2020
23482Don StonerWTriangleSUG 1492KGSPF2020
23486Manuel RibamarManuel RibamarWArmbar3CG Kumite88KG4F2020
23489P. MarinhoWArmbar3CG Kumite88KGSF2020
23498Yuri VillefortWTriangle armbarJitz King84KGR12020
23504W. TacketWPts: 3x0Jitz King84KG4F2020
23523Nathan OrchardWTriangleSUG 15ABS4F2020
23525H. ColvinWTriangleSUG 15ABSSF2020
23534T. RuotoloWPoints3CG Kumite III81KG4F2020
23538John CombsJohn CombsWKimura3CG Kumite III81KGSF2020
23540Vagner RochaVagner RochaWReferee Decision3CG Kumite III81KGF2020
23551N. RodriguezWReferee Decision3CG Kumite IVABS4F2020
23583Hugo MarquesHugo MarquesWRNCKumite V81KG4F2020
23587K. RuotoloWShort chokeKumite V81KGSF2020
23589T. RuotoloWPointsKumite V81KGF2020
23631Jesse TaylorWArmbarSUG 17ABSSPF2020
23654Guilherme AugustoGuilherme AugustoWChoke from backKumite 6ABS4F2020
23655Gabriel AlmeidaGabriel AlmeidaWStraight ankle lockKumite 6ABSSF2020
23803Kaiser AdylevichWReverse trianglePan AmericanABSR12020
23805Leo SilvaLeo SilvaWReverse trianglePan AmericanABS8F2020

 

 

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