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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: Carlos Gracie > Helio GracieCarlson Gracie > Fernando “Pinduka” > Leonardo Castello Branco > Paulo Rezende > 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)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF World Championship (2021)

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

56 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    20 (36%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    6 (11%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    28 (50%)
  • BY DECISION
    2 (4%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

28 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Choke from back
54
15
#86e620
RNC
11
3
#5AD3D1
Toe hold
7
2
#d1212a
Botinha
7
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
#22c9a5
Submission
4
1
28
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
24 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    15 (63%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    2 (8%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    2 (8%)
  • BY DECISION
    4 (17%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    1 (4%)
  • 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
8607Joao MiyaoJoao MiyaoLPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam RJ62KGR12015
8906Koji ShibamotoKoji ShibamotoLReferee DecisionEuropean Open57KGSF2016
9560Joao MiyaoJoao MiyaoLPts: 4x2World Pro62KG4F2016
9921Bruno MalfacineBruno MalfacineLPts: 7x0World Champ.57KG4F2016
11018Hiago GeorgeHiago GeorgeLPts: 2x0Grand Slam RJ62KG4F2016
11537Koji ShibamotoKoji ShibamotoLPts: 6x2European Open58KGF2017
12045Hiago GeorgeHiago GeorgeLPts: 2x0Grand Slam LDN62KGSF2017
13051Tomoyuki HashimotoTomoyuki HashimotoLReferee DecisionWorld Champ.58KG4F2017
13531Ryan ClayLPointsBoston SM. Open64KGSF2017
13784Jose LimaJose LimaLReferee DecisionGrand Slam LA56KGF2017
14888Cleito SoaresCleito SoaresLPts: 2x2, PenEuropean Open57KG4F2018
16117Jose LimaJose LimaLReferee DecisionWorld Pro56KGRR2018
16438Bruno MalfacineBruno MalfacineLArmbarWorld Champ.57KGF2018
20214Cleber SousaCleber SousaLPts: 4x2Brasileiro57KGF2019
20561Mikey MusumeciMikey MusumeciLStraight ankle lockWorld Champ.57KGF2019
22129Jonas AndradeJonas AndradeLPts: 2x0European NoGi61KGF2019
22809Thalison SoaresThalison SoaresLPts: 2x0NoGi Worlds55KGF2019
24621Jonas AndradeJonas AndradeLPts: 7x3Grand Slam RJ56KGSF2020
24624Roiter LimaRoiter LimaLPts: 2x1Grand Slam RJ56KGRPC2020
29407Bruno MalfacineBruno MalfacineLPts: 2x2, AdvWorld Champ.57KGSF2021
32232Alex SodreAlex SodreLPts: 5x1King of Mats69KGRR2022
32244Hiago GeorgeHiago GeorgeLPts: 2x0Grand Slam AD62KGSF2022
32248Yuri HendrexYuri HendrexLPts: 7x5Grand Slam AD62KGRPC2022
32759Bebeto OliveiraLPts: 4x2World Champ.57KGSF2022
8904Nicolas GaillardWToe holdEuropean Open57KG4F2016
9085Jordy PeuteWPointsMunich Open57KGSF2016
9086Lucas DantasWPts: 8x4Munich Open57KGF2016
9203Michel TavaresWPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam LDN62KGSF2016
9206Wojciech PiekutWPts: 2x0Grand Slam LDN62KGF2016
9557Joao GouveiaWChoke from backWorld Pro62KGR12016
9717Helio GuilhermeWChoke from backBrasileiro57KG4F2016
9718Juan LopesJuan LopesWChoke from backBrasileiro57KGF2016
9915Andrea VerdemareWBotinhaWorld Champ.57KGR12016
11013Jorge NakamuraWChoke from backGrand Slam RJ62KGR12016
11227Luiz SobralWRNCSouth American57KGSF2016
11228Rafael OliveiraWChoke from backSouth American57KGF2016
11533Masaaki TodokoroWChoke from backEuropean Open58KG4F2017
11536Guilherme MontenegroWToe HoldEuropean Open58KGSF2017
12624Wellington LimaWBotinhaWorld Pro56KGSF2017
12625Todokoro MasaakiWChoke from backWorld Pro56KGF2017
12721Ariel AmaralWChoke from backBrasileiro57KG4F2017
12723Paulo PizzialiWPointsBrasileiro57KGSF2017
13044Raul GomesRaul GomesWPts: 6x2World Champ.58KG8F2017
13529Darson HemmingsDarson HemmingsWPointsBoston SM. Open64KG4F2017
13783Jose KurowokaWPts: 9x0Grand Slam LA56KGSF2017
14453Juan LopesJuan LopesWChoke from backSouth American57KGSF2017
14454Juan LopesJuan LopesWPts: 6x0South American57KGF2017
14605Leandro EscobarLeandro EscobarWTriangle armbarACB JJ Worlds60KGSF2017
14606Pedro DiasPedro DiasWReferee DecisionACB JJ Worlds60KGF2017
15847Mayko AraujoMayko AraujoWPointsACBJJ 1260KGSPF2018
15930Mayko ArajoWPointsACB Asian Open65KGF2018
16112Joao KuruokaWPts: 2x2, AdvWorld Pro56KGRR2018
16115Andrea VerdemareWChoke from backWorld Pro56KGRR2018
16116Takahito YoshiokaWPts: 3x0World Pro56KGRR2018
16432Carlos PerezWChoke from backWorld Champ.57KG4F2018
16436Hiago GamaHiago GamaWChoke from backWorld Champ.57KGSF2018
16731Samir ChantreSamir ChantreWPointsACBJJ 1460KGSPF2018
18341Gequiel AmorimWChoke from backSouth American64KG4F2018
18342Marcio NascimentoWPts: 6x2South American64KGSF2018
18343Willian MeloWPts: 2x0South American64KGF2018
18859Gabriel RosebergWN/AEuropean Open57KG4F2019
18861Bebeto OliveiraWPts: 2x2, AdvEuropean Open57KGSF2019
18863Tomoyuki HashimotoTomoyuki HashimotoWPts: 4x4, AdvEuropean Open57KGF2019
20208Joao GuilhermeWArmlockBrasileiro57KGR12019
20210Ricardo RodriguesWCrucifix armlockBrasileiro57KG4F2019
20213Juan LopesJuan LopesWPts: 6x4Brasileiro57KGSF2019
20554Gabriel RosebergWKneebarWorld Champ.57KGR22019
20557Carlos AlbertoWRNCWorld Champ.57KG4F2019
20559Cleber SousaCleber SousaWPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Champ.57KGSF2019
22127Junny OcasioJunny OcasioWPointsEuropean NoGi61KGSF2019
22806Taniel JesusWRNCNoGi Worlds55KG4F2019
22808Nobuhiro SawadaNobuhiro SawadaWReferee DecisionNoGi Worlds55KGSF2019
24614Oziel CarvalhoWPts: 2x1Grand Slam RJ56KGR12020
24619Lucas FeitosaWPts: 3x0Grand Slam RJ56KG4F2020
26293Valmecir JuniorWChoke from backUAE Nat Pro62KGF2021
29401Andrea VerdemareWChoke from backWorld Champ.57KGR12021
29404Roiter LimaRoiter LimaWPts: 8x6World Champ.57KG4F2021
32241Xavi BasWSubmissionGrand Slam AD62KG4F2022
32748Tadiyah DanforthTadiyah DanforthWChoke from backWorld Champ.57KGR12022
32755Jonas AndradeJonas AndradeWAdvWorld Champ.57KG4F2022

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