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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 / 2019)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF World Championship NoGi (2019)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF European Open NoGi (2019)
  • 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 headquarters 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

50 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    19 (38%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    5 (10%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    24 (48%)
  • BY DECISION
    2 (4%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

24 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Choke from back
50
12
#86e620
RNC
13
3
#5AD3D1
Toe hold
8
2
#d1212a
Botinha
8
2
#fad11b
Choke from back
4
1
#f58822
Triangle armbar
4
1
#224aba
Armlock
4
1
#ff9124
Crucifix armlock
4
1
#bf1f6c
Kneebar
4
1
24
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
19 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    11 (58%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    1 (5%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    2 (11%)
  • BY DECISION
    4 (21%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    1 (5%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

2 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
Armbar
50
1
#86e620
Straight ankle lock
50
1
2
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Rodnei Barbosa Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
8582Joao MiyaoJoao MiyaoLPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam RJ62KGR12015
8881Koji ShibamotoKoji ShibamotoLReferee DecisionEuropean Open57KGSF2016
9535Joao MiyaoJoao MiyaoLPts: 4x2World Pro62KG4F2016
9896Bruno MalfacineBruno MalfacineLPts: 7x0World Champ.57KG4F2016
10993Hiago GeorgeHiago GeorgeLPts: 2x0Grand Slam RJ62KG4F2016
11507Koji ShibamotoKoji ShibamotoLPts: 6x2European Open58KGF2017
12015Hiago GeorgeHiago GeorgeLPts: 2x0Grand Slam LDN62KGSF2017
13021Tomoyuki HashimotoTomoyuki HashimotoLReferee DecisionWorld Champ.58KG4F2017
13501Ryan ClayLPointsBoston SM. Open64KGSF2017
13751Jose LimaJose LimaLReferee DecisionGrand Slam LA56KGF2017
14843Cleito SoaresCleito SoaresLPts: 2x2, PenEuropean Open57KG4F2018
16063Jose LimaJose LimaLReferee DecisionWorld Pro56KGRR2018
16382Bruno MalfacineBruno MalfacineLArmbarWorld Champ.57KGF2018
20098Cleber SousaCleber SousaLPts: 4x2Brasileiro57KGF2019
20440Mikey MusumeciMikey MusumeciLStraight ankle lockWorld Champ.57KGF2019
21988Jonas AndradeJonas AndradeLPts: 2x0European NoGi61KGF2019
22652Thalison SoaresThalison SoaresLPts: 2x0NoGi Worlds55KGF2019
24407Jonas AndradeJonas AndradeLPts: 7x3Grand Slam RJ56KGSF2020
24410Roiter LimaLPts: 2x1Grand Slam RJ56KGRPC2020
8879Nicolas GaillardWToe holdEuropean Open57KG4F2016
9060Jordy PeuteWPointsMunich Open57KGSF2016
9061Lucas DantasWPts: 8x4Munich Open57KGF2016
9178Michel TavaresWPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam LDN62KGSF2016
9181Wojciech PiekutWPts: 2x0Grand Slam LDN62KGF2016
9532Joao GouveiaWChoke from backWorld Pro62KGR12016
9692Helio GuilhermeWChoke from backBrasileiro57KG4F2016
9693Juan LopesJuan LopesWChoke from backBrasileiro57KGF2016
9890Andrea VerdemareWBotinhaWorld Champ.57KGR12016
10988Jorge NakamuraWChoke from backGrand Slam RJ62KGR12016
11202Luiz SobralWRNCSouth American57KGSF2016
11203Rafael OliveiraWChoke from backSouth American57KGF2016
11503Masaaki TodokoroWChoke from backEuropean Open58KG4F2017
11506Guilherme MontenegroWToe HoldEuropean Open58KGSF2017
12594Wellington LimaWBotinhaWorld Pro56KGSF2017
12595Todokoro MasaakiWChoke from backWorld Pro56KGF2017
12691Ariel AmaralWChoke from backBrasileiro57KG4F2017
12693Paulo PizzialiWPointsBrasileiro57KGSF2017
13014Raul GomesRaul GomesWPts: 6x2World Champ.58KG8F2017
13499Darson HemmingsDarson HemmingsWPointsBoston SM. Open64KG4F2017
13750Jose KurowokaWPts: 9x0Grand Slam LA56KGSF2017
14415Juan LopesJuan LopesWChoke from backSouth American57KGSF2017
14416Juan LopesJuan LopesWPts: 6x0South American57KGF2017
14567Leandro EscobarLeandro EscobarWTriangle armbarACB JJ Worlds60KGSF2017
14568Pedro DiasPedro DiasWReferee DecisionACB JJ Worlds60KGF2017
15793Mayko AraujoMayko AraujoWPointsACBJJ 1260KGSPF2018
15876Mayko ArajoWPointsACB Asian Open65KGF2018
16058Joao KuruokaWPts: 2x2, AdvWorld Pro56KGRR2018
16061Andrea VerdemareWChoke from backWorld Pro56KGRR2018
16062Takahito YoshiokaWPts: 3x0World Pro56KGRR2018
16376Carlos PerezWChoke from backWorld Champ.57KG4F2018
16380Hiago GamaHiago GamaWChoke from backWorld Champ.57KGSF2018
16675Samir ChantreSamir ChantreWPointsACBJJ 1460KGSPF2018
18260Gequiel AmorimWChoke from backSouth American64KG4F2018
18261Marcio NascimentoWPts: 6x2South American64KGSF2018
18262Willian MeloWPts: 2x0South American64KGF2018
18773Gabriel RosebergWN/AEuropean Open57KG4F2019
18775Bebeto OliveiraWPts: 2x2, AdvEuropean Open57KGSF2019
18777Tomoyuki HashimotoTomoyuki HashimotoWPts: 4x4, AdvEuropean Open57KGF2019
20092Joao GuilhermeWArmlockBrasileiro57KGR12019
20094Ricardo RodriguesWCrucifix armlockBrasileiro57KG4F2019
20097Juan LopesJuan LopesWPts: 6x4Brasileiro57KGSF2019
20433Gabriel RosebergWKneebarWorld Champ.57KGR22019
20436Carlos AlbertoWRNCWorld Champ.57KG4F2019
20438Cleber SousaCleber SousaWPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Champ.57KGSF2019
21986Junny OcasioJunny OcasioWPointsEuropean NoGi61KGSF2019
22649Taniel JesusWRNCNoGi Worlds55KG4F2019
22651Nobuhiro SawadaNobuhiro SawadaWReferee DecisionNoGi Worlds55KGSF2019
24400Oziel CarvalhoWPts: 2x1Grand Slam RJ56KGR12020
24405Lucas FeitosaWPts: 3x0Grand Slam RJ56KG4F2020

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