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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: Mitsuyo Maeda > Carlos Gracie > Helio GracieCarlson Gracie. > Fernando “Pinduka” > Leonardo Castello Branco > Rodnei Barbosa

Main Achievements:

  • 1st Place UAEJJF Abu Dhabi Pro (2017)
  • 1st Place IBJJF European Open (2019)
  • 1st Place CBJJ Brazilian Nationals (2017/2016)
  • 1st Place IBJJF South American Championship (2017)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF World Championship (2018)
  • 2nd Place CBJJ Brazilian Nationals (2019)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF European Open (2016)

Main Achievements (Coloured Belts):

  • 1st Place CBJJ Brazilian Nationals (2015 brown, 2014 purple)
  • 1st Place IBJJF World No-Gi Championship (2015 brown)
  • 1st Place IBJJF South American Championship (2014 brown)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Rio International Open (2014 brown)
  • 1st Place IBJJF London Winter International Open(2015 brown)
  • 1st Place IBJJF New York Summer International Open (2015 brown)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF European Open (2015 brown)
  • 2nd Place CBJJ Brazilian Nationals (2014 purple)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF Rio Fall International Open (2015 brown)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF European Open (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

42 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    16 (38%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    4 (10%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    21 (50%)
  • BY DECISION
    1 (2%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

21 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Choke from back
57
12
#86e620
Toe hold
10
2
#5AD3D1
Botinha
10
2
#d1212a
Crucifix armlock
5
1
#fad11b
RNC
5
1
#f58822
Choke from back
5
1
#224aba
Triangle armbar
5
1
#ff9124
Armlock
5
1
21
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
14 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    7 (50%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    1 (7%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    1 (7%)
  • BY DECISION
    4 (29%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    1 (7%)
  • 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
8554Joao MiyaoJoao MiyaoLPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam RJ62KGR12015
8843Koji ShibamotoKoji ShibamotoLReferee DecisionEuropean Open57KGSF2016
9490Joao MiyaoJoao MiyaoLPts: 4x2World Pro62KG4F2016
9851Bruno MalfacineBruno MalfacineLPts: 7x0World Champ.57KG4F2016
10940Hiago GeorgeHiago GeorgeLPts: 2x0Grand Slam RJ62KG4F2016
11431Koji ShibamotoKoji ShibamotoLPts: 6x2European Open58KGF2017
11921Hiago GeorgeHiago GeorgeLPts: 2x0Grand Slam LDN62KGSF2017
12910Tomoyuki HashimotoTomoyuki HashimotoLReferee DecisionWorld Champ.58KG4F2017
13382Ryan ClayLPointsBoston SM. Open64KGSF2017
13631Jose LimaJose LimaLReferee DecisionGrand Slam LA56KGF2017
14678Cleito SoaresCleito SoaresLPts: 2x2, PenEuropean Open57KG4F2018
15873Jose LimaJose LimaLReferee DecisionWorld Pro56KGRR2018
16188Bruno MalfacineBruno MalfacineLArmbarWorld Champ.57KGF2018
19710Cleber SousaCleber SousaLPts: 4x2Brasileiro57KGF2019
8841Nicolas GaillardWToe holdEuropean Open57KG4F2016
9021Jordy PeuteWPointsMunich Open57KGSF2016
9022Lucas DantasWPts: 8x4Munich Open57KGF2016
9138Michel TavaresWPts: 0x0, AdvLondon Grand Slam62KGSF2016
9141Wojciech PiekutWPts: 2x0London Grand Slam62KGF2016
9487Joao GouveiaWChoke from backWorld Pro62KGR12016
9646Helio GuilhermeWChoke from backBrasileiro57KG4F2016
9647Juan LopesJuan LopesWChoke from backBrasileiro57KGF2016
9845Andrea VerdemareWBotinhaWorld Champ.57KGR12016
10935Jorge NakamuraWChoke from backGrand Slam RJ62KGR12016
11145Luiz SobralWRNCSouth American57KGSF2016
11146Rafael OliveiraWChoke from backSouth American57KGF2016
11427Masaaki TodokoroWChoke from backEuropean Open58KG4F2017
11430Guilherme MontenegroWToe HoldEuropean Open58KGSF2017
12492Wellington LimaWBotinhaWorld Pro56KGSF2017
12493Todokoro MasaakiWChoke from backWorld Pro56KGF2017
12589Ariel AmaralWChoke from backBrasileiro57KG4F2017
12591Paulo PizzialiWPointsBrasileiro57KGSF2017
12903Raul GomesRaul GomesWPts: 6x2World Champ.58KG8F2017
13380Darson HemmingsDarson HemmingsWPointsBoston SM. Open64KG4F2017
13630Jose KurowokaWPts: 9x0Grand Slam LA56KGSF2017
14283Juan LopesJuan LopesWChoke from backSouth American57KGSF2017
14284Juan LopesJuan LopesWPts: 6x0South American57KGF2017
14427Leandro EscobarLeandro EscobarWTriangle armbarACB JJ Worlds60KGSF2017
14428Pedro DiasPedro DiasWReferee DecisionACB JJ Worlds60KGF2017
15610Mayko AraujoMayko AraujoWPointsACBJJ 1260KGSPF2018
15693Mayko ArajoWPointsACB Asian Open65KGF2018
15868Joao KuruokaWPts: 2x2, AdvWorld Pro56KGRR2018
15871Andrea VerdemareWChoke from backWorld Pro56KGRR2018
15872Takahito YoshiokaWPts: 3x0World Pro56KGRR2018
16182Carlos PerezWChoke from backWorld Champ.57KG4F2018
16186Hiago GamaHiago GamaWChoke from backWorld Champ.57KGSF2018
16471Samir ChantreSamir ChantreWPointsACBJJ 1460KGSPF2018
17991Gequiel AmorimWChoke from backSouth American64KG4F2018
17992Marcio NascimentoWPts: 6x2South American64KGSF2018
17993Willian MeloWPts: 2x0South American64KGF2018
18456Gabriel RosebergWN/AEuropean Open57KG4F2019
18458Bebeto OliveiraWPts: 2x2, AdvEuropean Open57KGSF2019
18460Tomoyuki HashimotoTomoyuki HashimotoWPts: 4x4, AdvEuropean Open57KGF2019
19704Joao GuilhermeWArmlockBrasileiro57KGR12019
19706Ricardo RodriguesWCrucifix armlockBrasileiro57KG4F2019
19709Juan LopesJuan LopesWPts: 6x4Brasileiro57KGSF2019

Rodnei Barbosa vs Raphael Rachid

Rodnei Barbosa vs Douglas Josué

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