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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 / 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 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

45 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    16 (36%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    5 (11%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    23 (51%)
  • BY DECISION
    1 (2%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

23 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Choke from back
52
12
#86e620
Botinha
9
2
#5AD3D1
RNC
9
2
#d1212a
Toe hold
9
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
23
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
15 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    7 (47%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    1 (7%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    2 (13%)
  • BY DECISION
    4 (27%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    1 (7%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

2 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

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

Rodnei Barbosa Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
8560Joao MiyaoJoao MiyaoLPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam RJ62KGR12015
8849Koji ShibamotoKoji ShibamotoLReferee DecisionEuropean Open57KGSF2016
9496Joao MiyaoJoao MiyaoLPts: 4x2World Pro62KG4F2016
9857Bruno MalfacineBruno MalfacineLPts: 7x0World Champ.57KG4F2016
10946Hiago GeorgeHiago GeorgeLPts: 2x0Grand Slam RJ62KG4F2016
11437Koji ShibamotoKoji ShibamotoLPts: 6x2European Open58KGF2017
11927Hiago GeorgeHiago GeorgeLPts: 2x0Grand Slam LDN62KGSF2017
12916Tomoyuki HashimotoTomoyuki HashimotoLReferee DecisionWorld Champ.58KG4F2017
13388Ryan ClayLPointsBoston SM. Open64KGSF2017
13637Jose LimaJose LimaLReferee DecisionGrand Slam LA56KGF2017
14684Cleito SoaresCleito SoaresLPts: 2x2, PenEuropean Open57KG4F2018
15883Jose LimaJose LimaLReferee DecisionWorld Pro56KGRR2018
16198Bruno MalfacineBruno MalfacineLArmbarWorld Champ.57KGF2018
19733Cleber SousaCleber SousaLPts: 4x2Brasileiro57KGF2019
20063Mikey MusumeciMikey MusumeciLStraight ankle lockWorld Champ.57KGF2019
8847Nicolas GaillardWToe holdEuropean Open57KG4F2016
9027Jordy PeuteWPointsMunich Open57KGSF2016
9028Lucas DantasWPts: 8x4Munich Open57KGF2016
9144Michel TavaresWPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam LDN62KGSF2016
9147Wojciech PiekutWPts: 2x0Grand Slam LDN62KGF2016
9493Joao GouveiaWChoke from backWorld Pro62KGR12016
9652Helio GuilhermeWChoke from backBrasileiro57KG4F2016
9653Juan LopesJuan LopesWChoke from backBrasileiro57KGF2016
9851Andrea VerdemareWBotinhaWorld Champ.57KGR12016
10941Jorge NakamuraWChoke from backGrand Slam RJ62KGR12016
11151Luiz SobralWRNCSouth American57KGSF2016
11152Rafael OliveiraWChoke from backSouth American57KGF2016
11433Masaaki TodokoroWChoke from backEuropean Open58KG4F2017
11436Guilherme MontenegroWToe HoldEuropean Open58KGSF2017
12498Wellington LimaWBotinhaWorld Pro56KGSF2017
12499Todokoro MasaakiWChoke from backWorld Pro56KGF2017
12595Ariel AmaralWChoke from backBrasileiro57KG4F2017
12597Paulo PizzialiWPointsBrasileiro57KGSF2017
12909Raul GomesRaul GomesWPts: 6x2World Champ.58KG8F2017
13386Darson HemmingsDarson HemmingsWPointsBoston SM. Open64KG4F2017
13636Jose KurowokaWPts: 9x0Grand Slam LA56KGSF2017
14289Juan LopesJuan LopesWChoke from backSouth American57KGSF2017
14290Juan LopesJuan LopesWPts: 6x0South American57KGF2017
14433Leandro EscobarLeandro EscobarWTriangle armbarACB JJ Worlds60KGSF2017
14434Pedro DiasPedro DiasWReferee DecisionACB JJ Worlds60KGF2017
15620Mayko AraujoMayko AraujoWPointsACBJJ 1260KGSPF2018
15703Mayko ArajoWPointsACB Asian Open65KGF2018
15878Joao KuruokaWPts: 2x2, AdvWorld Pro56KGRR2018
15881Andrea VerdemareWChoke from backWorld Pro56KGRR2018
15882Takahito YoshiokaWPts: 3x0World Pro56KGRR2018
16192Carlos PerezWChoke from backWorld Champ.57KG4F2018
16196Hiago GamaHiago GamaWChoke from backWorld Champ.57KGSF2018
16481Samir ChantreSamir ChantreWPointsACBJJ 1460KGSPF2018
18000Gequiel AmorimWChoke from backSouth American64KG4F2018
18001Marcio NascimentoWPts: 6x2South American64KGSF2018
18002Willian MeloWPts: 2x0South American64KGF2018
18479Gabriel RosebergWN/AEuropean Open57KG4F2019
18481Bebeto OliveiraWPts: 2x2, AdvEuropean Open57KGSF2019
18483Tomoyuki HashimotoTomoyuki HashimotoWPts: 4x4, AdvEuropean Open57KGF2019
19727Joao GuilhermeWArmlockBrasileiro57KGR12019
19729Ricardo RodriguesWCrucifix armlockBrasileiro57KG4F2019
19732Juan LopesJuan LopesWPts: 6x4Brasileiro57KGSF2019
20056Gabriel RosebergWKneebarWorld Champ.57KGR22019
20059Carlos AlbertoWRNCWorld Champ.57KG4F2019
20061Cleber SousaCleber SousaWPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Champ.57KGSF2019

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