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Rodnei Barbosa

Rodnei Barbosa

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Rodnei Barbosa, commonly known as “Roy”, is a Brazilian jiu jitsu black belt under the prestigious Paulo Rezende, a coach known for having developed grapplers such as Marcelo Garcia, Reinaldo Ribeiro, Rodrigo Ranieri, Matheus Diniz and many others. Coming from one of the most successful lineages in the sport, Barbosa earned his place in the sport with wins at the World (no-gi), South American and Brazilian National Championships as well as New York, Rio and London International Opens.

Rodnei Barbosa Jiu Jitsu

Full Name: Rodnei Barbosa Gabriel Junior

Nickname: “Roy” which is short for Rodnei. Barbosa trained at a Paulo Rezende affiliate gym up until 2013, when he moved to Rezende’s main academy. Coach Paulo had difficulty pronouncing Rodnei, so he started calling him Roy.

Lineage: M. Maeda > C. Gracie > Carlson G. > “Pinduka” > L. Castello Branco>Paulo Rezende > Rodnei Barbosa

Main Achievements:

  • UAEJJF Abu Dhabi Pro Champion (2017)
  • CBJJ Brazilian National Champion (2017/2016)
  • IBJJF South American Champion (2017)
  • IBJJF World Championship 2nd Place (2018)
  • IBJJF European Open Championship 3rd Place (2016)

Main Achievements (Coloured Belts):

  • CBJJ Brazilian National Champion (2015 brown, 2014 purple)
  • IBJJF World No-Gi Champion (2015 brown)
  • IBJJF South American Champion (2014 brown)
  • IBJJF Rio International Open Champion (2014 brown)
  • IBJJF London Winter International Open Champion (2015 brown)
  • IBJJF New York Summer International Open Champion (2015 brown)
  • IBJJF European Open Championship Runner-up (2015 brown)
  • CBJJ Brazilian National Championship Runner-up (2014 purple)
  • IBJJF Rio Fall International Open Runner-up (2015 brown)
  • IBJJF European Open Championship 3rd Place (2016)

Favorite Position/Technique: Deep Half Guard

Weight Division: Peso Galo (57kg/125lbs)

Team/Association: Zenith BJJ

Rodnei Barbosa Biography

Rodnei Barbosa was born on January 14, 1995 in Formiga – Minas Gerais, Brazil. The same town where well known grapplers such as Marcelo Garcia, Rodrigo Ranieri, Matheus Diniz came from.

Martial arts appeared in Rodnei’s life at the age of 6, through capoeira, a style he practiced for 1 year. Due to Barbosa’s parents dire economic situation, he had to leave his capoeira days on standby. He returned to martial arts when he was 9 years old, through a social project led by Lourenço Nascimento at the town’s university where he first learned about jiu jitsu.

Under Lourenço Nascimento’s guidance, Rodnei went through the belt system up until 2013 when Rodnei decided to make of jiu jitsu his career, choosing to move away from Formiga and joining Paulo Rezende‘s head quarters academy in Poço de Caldas – MG, a gym to which Lourenço Nascimento was affiliated to. At Rezende’s gym, Rodnei joined Rezende’s famous fighter house. A place where coach “Paulao” shelters the team’s pro-athletes, providing them a roof, food and training. A place that has produced several talented athletes such as the aforementioned Reinaldo Ribeiro, Marcelo Garcia, Matheus Diniz and many more.

On the 24th of November, 2015. Rodney Barbosa was awarded his black belt from the hands of the prestigious coach Paulo Rezende, becoming Paulao’s 234th black belt.

Rodnei Barbosa Grappling Record

32 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    11 (34%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    2 (6%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    18 (56%)
  • BY DECISION
    1 (3%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

18 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Choke from back
61
11
#86e620
Toe hold
11
2
#5AD3D1
Botinha
11
2
#d1212a
RNC
6
1
#fad11b
Choke from back
6
1
#f58822
Triangle armbar
6
1
18
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
13 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    6 (46%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    1 (8%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    1 (8%)
  • BY DECISION
    4 (31%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    1 (8%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

1 SUBMISSION LOSSES

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Armbar
100
1
1
(100%) SUBMISSION

Rodnei Barbosa Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
8476Joao MiyaoJoao MiyaoLPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam RJ62KGR12015
8762Koji ShibamotoKoji ShibamotoLReferee DecisionEuropean Open57KGSF2016
9393Joao MiyaoJoao MiyaoLPts: 4x2World Pro62KG4F2016
9753Bruno MalfacineBruno MalfacineLPts: 7x0World Champ.57KG4F2016
10817Hiago GeorgeHiago GeorgeLPts: 2x0Grand Slam RJ62KG4F2016
11276Koji ShibamotoKoji ShibamotoLPts: 6x2European Open58KGF2017
11749Hiago GeorgeHiago GeorgeLPts: 2x0Grand Slam LDN62KGSF2017
12716Tomoyuki HashimotoTomoyuki HashimotoLReferee DecisionWorld Champ.58KG4F2017
13174Ryan ClayLPointsBoston SM. Open64KGSF2017
13407Jose LimaJose LimaLReferee DecisionGrand Slam LA56KGF2017
14376Cleito SoaresCleito SoaresLPts: 2x2, PenEuropean Open57KG4F2018
15480Jose LimaJose LimaLReferee DecisionWorld Pro56KGRR2018
15787Bruno MalfacineBruno MalfacineLArmbarWorld Champ.57KGF2018
8760Nicolas GaillardWToe holdEuropean Open57KG4F2016
8939Jordy PeuteWPointsMunich Open57KGSF2016
8940Lucas DantasWPts: 8x4Munich Open57KGF2016
9047Michel TavaresWPts: 0x0, AdvLondon Grand Slam62KGSF2016
9050Wojciech PiekutWPts: 2x0London Grand Slam62KGF2016
9390Joao GouveiaWChoke from backWorld Pro62KGR12016
9549Helio GuilhermeWChoke from backBrasileiro57KG4F2016
9550Juan LopesJuan LopesWChoke from backBrasileiro57KGF2016
9747Andrea VerdemareWBotinhaWorld Champ.57KGR12016
10812Jorge NakamuraWChoke from backGrand Slam RJ62KGR12016
11020Luiz SobralWRNCSouth American57KGSF2016
11021Rafael OliveiraWChoke from backSouth American57KGF2016
11272Masaaki TodokoroWChoke from backEuropean Open58KG4F2017
11275Guilherme MontenegroWToe HoldEuropean Open58KGSF2017
12310Wellington LimaWBotinhaWorld Pro56KGSF2017
12311Todokoro MasaakiWChoke from backWorld Pro56KGF2017
12407Ariel AmaralWChoke from backBrasileiro57KG4F2017
12409Paulo PizzialiWPointsBrasileiro57KGSF2017
12709Raul GomesRaul GomesWPts: 6x2World Champ.58KG8F2017
13172Darson HemmingsDarson HemmingsWPointsBoston SM. Open64KG4F2017
13406Jose KurowokaWPts: 9x0Grand Slam LA56KGSF2017
14037Juan LopesJuan LopesWChoke from backSouth American57KGSF2017
14038Juan LopesJuan LopesWPts: 6x0South American57KGF2017
14155Leandro EscobarLeandro EscobarWTriangle armbarACB JJ Worlds60KGSF2017
14156Pedro DiasPedro DiasWReferee DecisionACB JJ Worlds60KGF2017
15306Mayko ArajoWPointsACB Asian Open65KGF2018
15475Joao KuruokaWPts: 2x2, AdvWorld Pro56KGRR2018
15478Andrea VerdemareWChoke from backWorld Pro56KGRR2018
15479Takahito YoshiokaWPts: 3x0World Pro56KGRR2018
15781Carlos PerezWChoke from backWorld Champ.57KG4F2018
15785Hiago GamaHiago GamaWChoke from backWorld Champ.57KGSF2018
16064Samir ChantreSamir ChantreWPointsACBJJ 1460KGSPF2018

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