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Roberto Satoshi, also known as Roberto “Toshi”, is one of five successful grappling siblings: Mauricio Dai de Souza, Marcos Yoshio de Souza, and Cristiane Yukari de Souza, all children of the late Master Adilson de Souza. Roberto became a big name in Jiu Jitsu after his win at the World Championship in 2010 (brown belt), being considered after that tournament one of the hottest prospects in BJJ. A status well solidified in the years that followed with wins at the European Open, Rickson Gracie Cup and many other tournaments.

Roberto Satoshi Jiu Jitsu

Full Name: Roberto Satoshi de Souza

Nickname: His father always called him “Toshi” (short for Satoshi), and that name is still used regularly amongst friends and media.

Lineage: Mitsuyo Maeda > Carlos Gracie > George Gracie > Octávio de Almeida > Adilson de Souza > Roberto Satoshi

Main Achievements:

  • IBJJF European Open Champion (2012 black, 2011 brown)
  • UAEJJF Abu Dhabi World Pro Champion (2012/2014)
  • IBJJF Asian Open Champion (2010 absolute)
  • UAEJJF Grand Slam Tokyo Champion (2015/2016)
  • IBJJF World Champion (2006 blue weight & absolute, 2009 purple, 2010 brown)
  • Rickson Gracie Cup Champion (2008 purple, 2010 brown absolute)
  • DEEP XGP Champion (2007)
  • FPJJ Sao Paulo State Champion (2007)
  • IBJJF World Championship Runner-up (2017)
  • UAEJJF Abu Dhabi World Pro Championship Runner-up (2016)
  • UAEJJF Grand Slam Abu Dhabi Championship Runner-up (2017)
  • IBJJF World Championship 3rd Place (2012/2014)
  • UAEJJF Abu Dhabi World Pro Championship 3rd Place (2015)

Favourite Position: Guard

Weight Division: Peso Leve (76kg/167lbs)

Team/Association: Academia Bonsai

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Roberto Satoshi Biography

Roberto Satoshi de Souza was born on the 19th of September, 1989 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Roberto started training martial arts as a child under his father’s tutelage, learning Judo at first and later Jiu Jitsu. Reaping the profits of being one of the youngest of a family fully dedicated to Jiu Jitsu, Roberto started making a dent in the BJJ junior divisions by winning several trophies, including the World Championship in both his weight category and the open weight, immediately standing out as one of the sports rising starts. Unfortunately, after 2006, the World Jiu Jitsu championship was taken away from Brazil and started being held in California, USA, as Satoshi could not get strong sponsorships to compete abroad he missed a couple of years, making his return in 2009 with a successful run for the world title.

As Mauricio (Roberto’s oldest brother) settled in Japan, opening an academy there, Satoshi decided to visit the country both to compete and to see his brother. The experience was so successful that Roberto decided to stay for good, at first living as he could, working in factories to survive, but shortly after he managed to break through and started making a living solely out of competing and teaching Jiu Jitsu.

On the 1st of May 2011, Roberto Satoshi received the well deserved black belt from the hands of his father, hours after the cerimony Master Adilson de Souza passed away on the hospital due to a prolonged illness.

Roberto Satoshi Grappling Record

Roberto Satoshi de Souza’s record at black belt in the main tournaments of the jiu jitsu circuit.

Roberto Satoshi Grappling Record

55 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    19 (35%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    3 (5%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    33 (60%)
  • BY DECISION
    0 (0%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

33 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Triangle
21
7
#86e620
Choke from back
18
6
#5AD3D1
Bow and arrow
12
4
#d1212a
Choke
9
3
#fad11b
Clock Choke
6
2
#f58822
Submission
6
2
#224aba
Triangle armbar
6
2
#ff9124
Armbar
6
2
#bf1f6c
Flying armbar
3
1
#22c9a5
Estima lock
3
1
#fad223
Reverse triangle
3
1
#03861f
Triangle/armbar
3
1
#039a1f
Darce choke
3
1
33
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
12 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    9 (75%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    0 (0%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    3 (25%)
  • BY DECISION
    0 (0%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

3 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
Injury
67
2
#86e620
Botinha
33
1
3
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Roberto Satoshi Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
3990Leandro LoLeandro LoLPts: 7x2World Champ.76KGSF2012
4617Leandro LoLeandro LoLPointsWorld Pro76KGSF2013
5727Lucas LepriLucas LepriLPts: 20x0World Champ.76KGSF2014
6137Jake ShieldsJake ShieldsDN/AMetamoris 5ABSSPF2014
7006Lucas LepriLucas LepriLPts: 2x0World Pro75KGSF2015
7229Clark GracieClark GracieDN/AMetamoris 6ABSSPF2015
8146Celso ViniciusCelso ViniciusLInjuryGrand Slam LA77KGF2015
9471Gabriel ArgesGabriel ArgesLPts: 6x2World Pro77KGF2016
9829Thiago AbreuThiago AbreuLBotinhaWorld Champ.76KGR12016
11230Marcio AndreMarcio AndreLPts: 2x0Grand Slam AD75KGF2017
12319Isaque BahienseIsaque BahienseLPts: 4x2WP BR Qualifier77KGSF2017
12829Lucas LepriLucas LepriLInjuryWorld Champ.76KGF2017
15492Renato CanutoRenato CanutoLPointsKing of Mats85KGRR2018
15496Jaime CanutoJaime CanutoLPts: 6x0King of Mats85KGSF2018
16996Gordon RyanGordon RyanDN/AQuintet 3ABSSF2018
3431Masahiro IwasakiMasahiro IwasakiWTriangleDumau NE76KGF2012
3470Pedro BessaWFlying armbarEuropean Open76KG4F2012
3473Michael LanghiMichael LanghiWPts: 4x4, AdvEuropean Open76KGSF2012
3474JT TorresJT TorresWPts: 5x0European Open76KGF2012
3743Davi RamosDavi RamosWPts: 3x2World Pro.76KGR22012
3744Thiago BragaWClock ChokeWorld Pro.76KG4F2012
3746JT TorresJT TorresWPts: 2x0World Pro.76KGSF2012
3747Lucas LepriLucas LepriWPts: 2x0World Pro.76KGF2012
3978UnknownWSubmissionWorld Champ.76KGR22012
3983Italo LinsItalo LinsWPointsWorld Champ.76KGR32012
3988JT TorresJT TorresWPts: 2x2, AdvWorld Champ.76KG4F2012
4349UnknownWTriangle armbarJapan Pro Trials76KG4F2013
4350UnknownWChoke from backJapan Pro Trials76KGSF2013
4351Daisuke SugieWTriangleJapan Pro Trials76KGF2013
5583Claudio MattosClaudio MattosWChokeWorld Pro.76KGSF2014
5584Sergio BeniniSergio BeniniWChoke from backWorld Pro.76KGF2014
5712T. KanekoWN/AWorld Champ.76KGR12014
5718AJ AgazarmAJ AgazarmWChoke from backWorld Champ.76KG8F2014
5722Celso ViniciusCelso ViniciusWPts: 2x0World Champ.76KG4F2014
6070Ilke BulutIlke BulutWChoke from backAsian Open76KG4F2014
6071UnknownWChoke from backAsian Open76KGSF2014
6072Tatsuya KanekoWBow and arrowAsian Open76KGF2014
6575Alexandre SantosAlexandre SantosWClock chokeBoa Super 877KG4F2015
6577Rodrigo CaporalRodrigo CaporalWPts: 2x0Boa Super 877KGSF2015
6578Lachlan GilesLachlan GilesWChokeBoa Super 877KGF2015
7000Tomas OyarzunWTriangleWorld Pro75KGR12015
7003Samuel HertzogWPointsWorld Pro75KG4F2015
7008Mario ReisMario ReisWPts: 2x0World Pro75KG3RD2015
7483UnknownWChokeBullterrier CupABS4F2015
7484Leandro KussanoWEstima lockBullterrier CupABSSF2015
7768Rodrigo CaporalRodrigo CaporalWPts: 2x0Grand Slam Tokyo77KGSF2015
7770Celso ViniciusCelso ViniciusWAdvGrand Slam Tokyo77KGF2015
7936Choi ChoiWReverse triangleAsian Open76KGF2015
8145Tiago BravoTiago BravoWBow and arrowGrand Slam LA77KGSF2015
9441Ian ToroWTriangle/armbarWorld Pro77KGR12016
9462Gabriel ProcopioWArmbarWorld Pro77KG8F2016
9468Luan CarvalhoLuan CarvalhoWBow and arrowWorld Pro77KG4F2016
9469AJ AgazarmAJ AgazarmWPts: 4x0World Pro77KGSF2016
10370Alexandre OgawaWChoke from backAsian Open82KGSF2016
10371Rodrigo TeixeiraWArmbarAsian Open82KGF2016
10634Anderson T.WSubmissionGrand Slam Tokyo77KGSF2016
10635Robson TannoWDarce chokeGrand Slam Tokyo77KGF2016
11225Raphael MelloWTriangleGrand Slam AD75KG4F2017
11228Alexandre CavaliereAlexandre CavaliereWPts: 6x2Grand Slam AD75KGSF2017
12310Igor SouzaWPts: 6x2WP BR Qualifier77KGR12017
12314Adriano AraujoWPts: 4x0WP BR Qualifier77KG4F2017
12803Victor MatosWBow and arrowWorld Champ.76KGR12017
12817Marcelo MafraWTriangleWorld Champ.76KG8F2017
12823Michael LanghiMichael LanghiWPts: 2x0World Champ.76KG4F2017
12827Jhonny LoureiroJhonny LoureiroWPts: 6x2World Champ.76KGSF2017
13083Matias AsencioWTriangle armbarGrand Slam Tokyo77KG4F2017
13085Kleber KoikeWTriangleGrand Slam Tokyo77KGSF2017
13087Tiago BravoTiago BravoWPts: 2x0Grand Slam Tokyo77KGF2017
15491Tarsis HumphreysTarsis HumphreysWTriangleKing of Mats85KGRR2018
15493Clark GracieClark GracieWPointsKing of Mats85KGRR2018

Roberto Satoshi vs Samuel Kinoshita

Roberto Satoshi vs Jordon Schultz

Roberto Satoshi vs Michael Langhi

Roberto Satoshi vs Pedro Bessa

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