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Roberto “Tussa” Alencar
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Roberto “Tussa” Alencar

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Roberto Alencar, also known as ‘Tussa’, is a Brazilian born Jiu Jitsu black belt under Carlinhos Gracie from the Gracie Barra academy. Residing in the United States, this World No Gi and Pan American champion is famous for his flying triangle chokes and for being one of the toughest grapplers of his generation.

Roberto Tussa Jiu Jitsu

Full Name: Roberto Camargo de Alencar

Nickname: “Tussa” is short for “dentuça” (the letter “ç” is read out as “ss” in Portuguese), which means “Big Teeth”. The nickname was given by his friends as a child because of his grill.

Lineage: Mitsuyo Maeda > Carlos Gracie Sr. > Helio Gracie > Carlos Gracie Junior > Roberto Alencar

Main Achievements:

  • World No Gi Champion (2009, 2008, 2007, 2012)
  • World Masters Champion (2016 Master 1*)
  • Pan American Champion (2009)
  • World Silver Medal (2007)
  • World No Gi Silver Medal (2015)
  • Pan American Silver Medal (2008)
  • Brazilian National Silver Medal (2004 brown absolute)
  • World Bronze Medal (2010, 2008)
  • Pan American Bronze Medal (2010, 2007)

* Close out with team mate.

Weight Division: Peso Pesado 94kg-207lbs (also fights at Super Pesado)

Favourite Position: Flying Triangle

Team/Association: Gracie Barra

Roberto Tussa Alencar Biography

Roberto Alencar was born on the 15th of May, 1981 in Brasília (Distrito Federal). He started training Jiu Jitsu when he was 14 years old, influenced by Royce Gracie’s performances in the UFC. Tussa’s first coach was Gabriel Ramos in Brasilia, though his time with Mr Ramos was short-lived. His tuition was then picked up by the famous “Jucao” aka Ailson Brites. He received his blue and purple belts from Brites, though his brown belt was given by Eliezer Dutra (also a member of the Gracie Barra family), finally, his black belt was handed by the Gracie Barra leader himself, Carlinhos Gracie.

In 2006 Roberto Tussa decided to move to the United States of America, encouraged by one of his former coaches, Fábio Costa. Since the move to Atlanta – US, Fábio had realized the potential of bringing a fighter and coach of the calibre of Roberto Alencar to the country, and after a little persuasion, Tussa finally made up his mind and moved, settling himself in Albuquerque, New Mexico, where he runs a Gracie Barra affiliated gym.

Roberto Alencar Grappling Record

50 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    26 (52%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    5 (10%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    17 (34%)
  • BY DECISION
    1 (2%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    1 (2%)

17 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Triangle
18
3
#86e620
Kimura
18
3
#5AD3D1
Brabo choke
12
2
#d1212a
Submission
12
2
#fad11b
RNC
12
2
#f58822
Armbar
12
2
#224aba
Ezekiel
6
1
#ff9124
Guillotine
6
1
#bf1f6c
Toe hold
6
1
17
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
33 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    12 (36%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    4 (12%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    15 (45%)
  • BY DECISION
    2 (6%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

15 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
Armbar
20
3
#86e620
Choke
20
3
#5AD3D1
Choke from back
13
2
#d1212a
Ezekiel
7
1
#fad11b
Arm in ezekiel
7
1
#f58822
Omoplata
7
1
#224aba
Flying Triangle
7
1
#ff9124
Flying Armbar
7
1
#bf1f6c
Bow and arrow
7
1
#22c9a5
Heel hook
7
1
15
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Roberto Alencar Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
1562Rick MacauleyLHeel hookGQ All Star Pro90KGSF2007
1743Alexandre RibeiroAlexandre RibeiroLEzekielWorld Champ.94KGF2007
1773Eduardo TellesEduardo TellesLPointsNoGi Pan Am.100KG1/4F2007
1856Rafael LovatoRafael LovatoLAdvPan American94KGF2008
1936Alexandre SouzaAlexandre SouzaLPointsWorld Champ.94KGSF2008
2188Bruno BastosBruno BastosLArmbarADCC Trials88KG1/4F2009
2535Braga NetoBraga NetoLChoke from backPan American100KGSF2010
2551Antonio PeinadoAntonio PeinadoLChokePan AmericanABS1/4F2010
2582Rafael LovatoRafael LovatoLReferee DecisionNo Gi Worlds94KGF2010
2592Lucas LeiteLucas LeiteLPointsNo Gi WorldsABS1/8F2010
2689Ricardo AbreuRicardo AbreuLChokeWorld Champ.100KGSF2010
2830Bernardo FariaBernardo FariaLArmbarPan American94KGSF2011
2919Braga NetoBraga NetoLReferee DecisionWorld Champ.ABSR22011
3054Antonio CarlosAntonio CarlosLPts: 4x2World Champ.94KG1/4F2011
3306Lucas LeiteLucas LeiteLAdvNo Gi Worlds94KGF2011
3434Rodolfo VieiraRodolfo VieiraLArm in ezekielEuropean Open94KGF2012
3441Bernardo FariaBernardo FariaLOmoplataEuropean OpenABS1/4F2012
3727Rodolfo VieiraRodolfo VieiraLArmbarWorld Pro.94KGF2012
3814Marcus AlmeidaMarcus AlmeidaLFlying TriangleWorld Champ.ABSR22012
4019Alexandre RibeiroAlexandre RibeiroLFlying ArmbarWorld Champ.94KGSF2012
4180DJ JacksonDJ JacksonLPts: 4x0NoGi WorldsABS1/8F2012
4380K. CorneliusLPointsNYC World Trials92KGF2013
4538Rodolfo VieiraRodolfo VieiraLPointsWorld Pro94KGSF2013
4678Lucas LeiteLucas LeiteLPts: 16x0World Champ.94KG1/4F2013
5000Jackson SousaJackson SousaLPts: 0x0, AdvIBJJF Pro League94KGSF2013
5241Lucas LeiteLucas LeiteLChoke from backPan American94KGSF2014
5857Tim SpriggsTim SpriggsLPts: 0x0, AdvNo Gi Worlds94KG1/4F2014
5896Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusLPts: 12x0IBJJF Pro League94KGSF2014
7132Bernardo FariaBernardo FariaLBow and arrowWorld Champ.ABS1/8F2015
7247Igor SilvaIgor SilvaLChokeWorld Champ.100KG1/4F2015
7634Felipe PenaFelipe PenaLPts: 3x0ADCC99KGR12015
8169Joao AssisJoao AssisLPts: 4x0NoGi Worlds100KGF2015
11976Paul ArdilaPaul ArdilaLPts: 3x0ADCC WC Trials99KGSF2017
1559Jason EbarbWArmbarGQ All Star Pro90KG1/4F2007
1740Roberto ToziRoberto ToziWPts: 10x0World Champ.94KG1/4F2007
1741T. GaiaWTriangleWorld Champ.94KGSF2007
1854Roberto ToziRoberto ToziWAdvPan American94KGSF2008
1932Fernando PieroFernando PieroWPts: 6x2World Champ.94KG1/4F2008
1997Cameron DiffleyWPts: 21x0NoGi Worlds94KG1/4F2008
1998Bruno BastosBruno BastosWPts: 2x0NoGi Worlds94KGF2008
2184UnknownWPointsADCC Trials88KGR12009
2394Rodrigo TeixeiraWPts: 0x0, AdvNoGi Worlds94KG1/8F2009
2395Travis LutterTravis LutterWPointsNoGi Worlds94KG1/4F2009
2396Joao AssisJoao AssisWKimuraNoGi Worlds94KGSF2009
2397Marcel LousadoWTriangleNoGi Worlds94KGF2009
2405Braga NetoBraga NetoWPointsNoGi WorldsABSF2009
2531Diego HerzogWPointsPan American100KGR12010
2534Rodrigo PinheiroRodrigo PinheiroWPointsPan American100KG1/4F2010
2538Kouichirou OkaWBrabo chokePan AmericanABSR12010
2581Rafael BettegaWArmbarNo Gi Worlds94KGSF2010
2683Charles LeiteWPointsWorld Champ.100KGR22010
2686Marcel FortunaMarcel FortunaWPts: 2x2, AdvWorld Champ.100KG1/4F2010
3006Matheus SerafimWTriangleWorld Champ.94KGRDS2011
3012UnknownWN/AWorld Champ.94KGRDS2011
3281Leo DavilaWN/ANo Gi Worlds94KG1/4F2011
3296Kevin CaseyWDQNo Gi Worlds94KGSF2011
3432Rafael LovatoRafael LovatoWN/AEuropean Open94KGSF2012
3724Vladimiro AfonsoWBrabo ChokeWorld Pro.94KG1/4F2012
3725Pedro LottWSubmissionWorld Pro.94KGSF2012
3806Paulo PintoWPts: 7x0World Champ.ABSR22012
4001Adriano Inacio RosaWN/AWorld Champ.94KGR12012
4010Wagner OliveiraWN/AWorld Champ.94KGR22012
4016Tarsis HumphreysTarsis HumphreysWPts: 0x0World Champ.94KG1/4F2012
4158Eduardo TellesEduardo TellesWPointsNoGi Worlds94KG1/4F2012
4160Diego HerzogWPointsNoGi Worlds94KGSF2012
4161Rafael LovatoRafael LovatoWReferee DecisionNoGi Worlds94KGF2012
4379UnknownWEzekielNYC World Trials92KGSF2013
4495UnknownWKimuraPan American88KGR12013
4499Bernardo FilhoWN/APan American88KG1/4F2013
4501Tarcisio JardimTarcisio JardimWSubmissionPan American88KGSF2013
4502Nivaldo OliveiraNivaldo OliveiraWAdvPan American88KGF2013
5234Guilherme SantosWPointsPan American94KG1/8F2014
5238Fabiano LeiteWPts: 4x2Pan American94KG1/4F2014
6756Márcio PedraWPts: 2x0ADCC RJ99KGR12015
6757Rodrigo CavacaRodrigo CavacaWPts: 3x0ADCC RJ99KG1/4F2015
6758Aleksandro SouzaWRNCADCC RJ99KGSF2015
6759Marcus ViniciusWPts: 3x0ADCC RJ99KGF2015
7123Tanner RiceTanner RiceWAdvWorld Champ.ABSR12015
8166James QuinlanWGuillotineNoGi Worlds100KG1/4F2015
8168Guybson SaWKimuraNoGi Worlds100KGSF2015
11962Charles RooneyWToe holdADCC WC Trials99KGR12017
11971Andy BurkeWPts: 6x0ADCC WC Trials99KG1/8F2017
11973Kevin GallagherWRNCADCC WC Trials99KG1/4F2017

Roberto Tussa vs Rodrigo Ribeiro

Roberto Tussa Flying Triangle

Roberto Tussa Flying Triangle 2

 

5 Comments

  • AWESOME TUSSA!!! I HAD THE HONOR TO TRAIN FOR 2 YEARS WITH PROFESSOR TUSSA GREAT INSTRUCTOR GOOD FRIEND AND OF COURSE ONE OF THE BEST COMPETITORS IN THE WORLD!!!

    ALL THE BEST!!!

    JP

  • Lucas says:

    I started training jiu jitsu at Gracie Barra as much a cousin of Tussa I tell him. Today I am a big fan and I consider him a great example!

  • I am a purple belt under Professor "Tussa". He is not only an awesome teacher but a great friend! I'm very gratefull that our paths have crossed.

  • Jocelyn Glas says:

    Love Professor Tussa. He is an inspiration!

  • Luis says:

    Hello! Great Website! you should update Tussa's titles/ wins. He won the NO GI Pan-Am Gold Medal 2012 and he Just wont the Masters Heavy Weight Gold Medal today! Also he won the Bronse Medal in the Open weight World Championship this year also (2012) .Go Tussa!

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