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Rodolfo Vieira is a Brazilian jiu jitsu black belt under Master Julio César Pereira, being widely regarded as the best heavyweight gi grappler of his generation. Competing for Grappling Fight Team (GFT), Rodolfo was the first big name to come out of the Rio de Janeiro academy, redirecting the sport’s spotlight to the team that has since brought forward numerous other high-end athletes. On November 2015 Rodolfo Vieira announced his move to American Top Team (ATT) to pursue a career in mixed martial arts.

Rodolfo Vieira Jiu Jitsu

Full Name: Rodolfo Vieira Srour

Nickname: Caçador dos Faixas Pretas which translates to “Black Belt Hunter”. The nickname was given after Rodolfo won the World Pro Cup Trials in the brown/black mixed belt division, wining several matches against distinguished black belts while being a rising brown belt.

Lineage: Mitsuyo Maeda > Luis França > Oswaldo Fadda > Monir Salomão > Julio Cesar > Rodolfo Vieira

Main Achievements:

  • IBJJF World Champion (2014/2013/2012/2011**)
  • ADCC Champion (2015)
  • IBJJF Pans Champion (2011**)
  • Copa Pódio Champion (2014/2013)
  • IBJJF European Open Champion (2012**)
  • UAEJJF Abu Dhabi World Pro Champion (2014/2012**/2011**)
  • CBJJ Brazilian Champion (2008** purple belt, 2007** blue belt)
  • IBJJF World Championship Runner-up (2014*/2013*/2012*)

* Absolute
** Weight and absolute

Favourite Position/Technique: Knee Slide Pass, Armbar, Choke from the Back

Weight Division: Peso Pesado (94kg-207lbs), Super Pesado (100kg/221lbs)

Team/Association: Grappling Fight Team

Rodolfo Vieira Biography

Rodolfo Vieira was born on the 25th of September, 1989 in Rio de Janeiro – Brazil.

Jiu jitsu appeared in Rodolfo’s life as a way to lose weight when he was 13 years old. His first instructors were Arlans Maia and Bruno Souza for whom Rodolfo trained and competed.

As a blue belt Rodolfo decided to switch training camps, looking for a more competitive gym atmosphere. He chose to join Universidade Gama filho, led by Julio Cesar Pereira – a team that later became Grappling Fight Team (more on the history of GFT here).

Rodolfo receiving his black belt at the airport.

Rodolfo receiving his black belt at the airport.

Rising through the ranks of the sport, Rodolfo Vieira was seen as a good prospect for the future, but not many believed he could break out as early as he did. Vieira’s first major win on an international level came about in 2009 as a brown belt, when Rodolfo won the Abu Dhabi World Pro Championship, defeating 2x black belt world champion Braulio Estima in the process. Upon his arrival, Master Julio César awarded Vieira his black belt right there at the airport.

Rodolfo Vieira repeated the deed on January 2011, this time as an established black belt winning his weight and the open weight division in the Abu Dhabi World Pro. That same year Rodolfo also conquered the Pan American and the World championships in his weight and the open weight divisions, cementing his name as the strongest 94kg/207kg gi specialist in the world.

Rodolfo Vieira Grappling Record

94 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    22 (23%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    7 (7%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    61 (65%)
  • BY DECISION
    4 (4%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

61 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Choke from back
38
23
#86e620
Armbar
28
17
#5AD3D1
Choke
7
4
#d1212a
Katagatame
5
3
#fad11b
Arm in ezekiel
3
2
#f58822
Cross ck. f/ mount
3
2
#224aba
Kimura/Triangle
2
1
#ff9124
Submission
2
1
#bf1f6c
Triangle
2
1
#22c9a5
Choke from Mount
2
1
#fad223
Baseball choke
2
1
#03861f
Bow and arrow
2
1
#039a1f
Brabo choke
2
1
#03b41f
Ezekiel
2
1
#03c61f
Wristlock
2
1
#03d61f
RNC
2
1
61
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
10 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    7 (70%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    2 (20%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    1 (10%)
  • BY DECISION
    0 (0%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

1 SUBMISSION LOSSES

#214eb8
Heel hook
100
1
1
(100%) SUBMISSION

Rodolfo Vieira Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
2325Alexandre SouzaAlexandre SouzaLPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Champ.94KG4F2009
2478Alexandre CeconiAlexandre CeconiLAdvWPC Gr trials92KGF2010
2884Rafael LovatoRafael LovatoLPts: 4x2World P. NoGi92KGF2011
3209Dean ListerDean ListerLHeel hookADCC99KGSF2011
3817Marcus AlmeidaMarcus AlmeidaLPts: 8x7World Champ.ABS4F2012
4555Marcus AlmeidaMarcus AlmeidaLPts: 4x2World ProABSF2013
4633Marcus AlmeidaMarcus AlmeidaLPts: 10x0World Champ.ABSF2013
5408Leandro LoLeandro LoDPts: 0x0Copa Podio94KGGP2014
5465Marcus AlmeidaMarcus AlmeidaLPts: 2x0World Pro.ABSF2014
5549Marcus AlmeidaMarcus AlmeidaLPts: 2x0World Champ.ABSF2014
7721Joao RochaJoao RochaLPts: 2x0ADCCABSSF2015
2112Braulio EstimaBraulio EstimaWPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Pro.94KGSF2009
2113Antonio PeinadoAntonio PeinadoWAdvWorld Pro.94KGF2009
2490Braga NetoBraga NetoWChoke from backWPC RJ Trials92KGSF2010
2491Alexandre SouzaAlexandre SouzaWReferee DecisionWPC RJ Trials92KGF2010
2830Leo NogueiraLeo NogueiraWAdvPan American94KG4F2011
2831D. HertzogWSubmissionPan American94KGSF2011
2833Bernardo FariaBernardo FariaWPts: 8x0Pan American94KGF2011
2838Bernardo FariaBernardo FariaWPts: 0x0, AdvPan AmericanABSF2011
2860Antonio CarlosAntonio CarlosWPointsWorld Pro.92KGSF2011
2861Bruno BastosBruno BastosWPts: 15x0World Pro.92KGF2011
2869Michael LanghiMichael LanghiWArmbarWorld Pro.ABS4F2011
2871Tarsis HumphreysTarsis HumphreysWPts: 5x2World Pro.ABSSF2011
2872Rubens CharlesRubens CharlesWChoke from backWorld Pro.ABSF2011
2888Rafael MendesRafael MendesWReferee DecisionWorld P. NoGiABSF2011
2905Matt JuberaWTriangleWorld Champ.ABSR12011
2915Claudio CalasansClaudio CalasansWArmbarWorld Champ.ABSR22011
2927Sergio MoraesSergio MoraesWPts: 8x0World Champ.ABS4F2011
2929Marcus AlmeidaMarcus AlmeidaWArmbarWorld Champ.ABSSF2011
2931Bernardo FariaBernardo FariaWPts: 9x0World Champ.ABSF2011
3017Dustin DenesDustin DenesWPts: 26x0World Champ.94KGRDS2011
3057Gybson SáWArmbarWorld Champ.94KG4F2011
3077Rafael LovatoRafael LovatoWPts: 20x2World Champ.94KGSF2011
3087Bernardo FariaBernardo FariaWPts: 3x0World Champ.94KGF2011
3171Joseph Lee BaizeWArmbarADCC99KGR12011
3197Antonio PeinadoAntonio PeinadoWPts: 5x0ADCC99KG4F2011
3433UnknownWChoke from backEuropean Open94KG4F2012
3435Tarcisio JardimTarcisio JardimWChoke from backEuropean Open94KGSF2012
3436Roberto AlencarRoberto AlencarWArm in ezekielEuropean Open94KGF2012
3441Victor EstimaVictor EstimaWChoke from backEuropean OpenABS4F2012
3444Lucio LagartoWArm in EzekielEuropean OpenABSSF2012
3446Bernardo FariaBernardo FariaWPts: 7x0European OpenABSF2012
3725Cristiano CariocaCristiano CariocaWChoke from backWorld Pro.94KG4F2012
3728Marcelo BernardoWArmbarWorld Pro.94KGSF2012
3729Roberto AlencarRoberto AlencarWArmbarWorld Pro.94KGF2012
3745Bernardo FariaBernardo FariaWCross ck. f/ mountWorld Pro.ABSSF2012
3746Andre GalvaoAndre GalvaoWPts: 4x2World Pro.ABSF2012
3805Diego VivaldeWCross ck. f/ mountWorld Champ.ABSR22012
3815James PuopoloJames PuopoloWChoke from backWorld Champ.ABSR22012
4014Alan SalgadoWChoke from MountWorld Champ.94KGR22012
4019Fabiano SouzaWArmbarWorld Champ.94KG4F2012
4022Alexandre CeconiAlexandre CeconiWChoke from BackWorld Champ.94KGSF2012
4023Alexandre RibeiroAlexandre RibeiroWPts: 2x2, AdvWorld Champ.94KGF2012
4192Luciano GonçalvesWArmbarRockstrikeABSNA2012
4193Gilmar de OliveiraWChoke from backRockstrikeABSNA2012
4194Kim TerraKim TerraWArmbarRockstrikeABSNA2012
4306Alexandre CeconiAlexandre CeconiWChokeCopa Podio100KGGP2013
4308Leo NogueiraLeo NogueiraWPts: 9x0Copa Podio100KGGP2013
4311K. CorneliusWPts: 10x0Copa Podio100KGGP2013
4314Alexandre RibeiroAlexandre RibeiroWPts: 6x0Copa Podio100KGGP2013
4316Alexandre SouzaAlexandre SouzaWArmbarCopa Podio100KGSF2013
4317Leo NogueiraLeo NogueiraWAdvCopa Podio100KGF2013
4359Braulio EstimaBraulio EstimaWReferee DecisionMetamoris 2ABSSPF2013
4540Roberto AlencarRoberto AlencarWPointsWorld Pro94KGSF2013
4541Pedro PeresWChoke from backWorld Pro94KGF2013
4548Gustavo CamposGustavo CamposWChoke from backWorld ProABSR12013
4550Felipe GargamelWChoke from backWorld ProABS4F2013
4553Claudio CalasansClaudio CalasansWPts: 9x0World ProABSSF2013
4558Leonardo LeiteLeonardo LeiteWArmbarCopa Podio94KGSPF2013
4612Lucas SashsWBaseball chokeWorld Champ.ABSRDS2013
4623Antonio PeinadoAntonio PeinadoWBow and arrowWorld Champ.ABSRDS2013
4629Joao RochaJoao RochaWArmbarWorld Champ.ABS4F2013
4632Leonardo LeiteLeonardo LeiteWArmbarWorld Champ.ABSSF2013
4677Yuri SimoesYuri SimoesWPts: 8x0World Champ.94KG4F2013
4681Nivaldo OliveiraNivaldo OliveiraWKatagatameWorld Champ.94KGSF2013
4683Lucas LeiteLucas LeiteWBrabo chokeWorld Champ.94KGF2013
4715Leonardo LeiteLeonardo LeiteWPts: 14x2Copa PodioABSSPF2013
4716Ricardo AbreuRicardo AbreuWAdvCopa PodioABSSPF2013
5392Alexandre SouzaAlexandre SouzaWArmbarCopa Podio94KGGP2014
5396Faisal KitbeWChoke from backCopa Podio94KGGP2014
5401Alan BelcherAlan BelcherWChoke from backCopa Podio94KGGP2014
5410Travis StevensWChoke from backCopa Podio94KGSF2014
5412Leandro LoLeandro LoWChoke from backCopa Podio94KGF2014
5445UnknownWChokeWorld Pro.ABSR12014
5456Luiz PanzaLuiz PanzaWChokeWorld Pro.ABSR32014
5460Leandro LoLeandro LoWChoke from backWorld Pro.ABS4F2014
5463Andre GalvaoAndre GalvaoWEzekielWorld Pro.ABSSF2014
5496Luke CostelloWChoke from backWorld Pro.100KG4F2014
5499Lucio RodriguesLucio RodriguesWPts: 5x0World Pro.100KGSF2014
5501Luiz PanzaLuiz PanzaWArmbarWorld Pro.100KGF2014
5523AJ AgazarmAJ AgazarmWChoke from backWorld Champ.ABSR22014
5537Sean RobertsWChoke from backWorld Champ.ABSR32014
5545Alexander TransAlexander TransWChokeWorld Champ.ABS4F2014
5547Bernardo FariaBernardo FariaWWristlockWorld Champ.ABSSF2014
5668James PuopoloJames PuopoloWChoke from backWorld Champ.100KG4F2014
5671Leo NogueiraLeo NogueiraWKatagatameWorld Champ.100KGSF2014
5673Bernardo FariaBernardo FariaWArmbarWorld Champ.100KGF2014
5748Pedro MouraWChoke from backTeam NationalsO88KGRDS2014
6114I. SchneiderWChoke from backThe TeamO85KGRR2014
7639Adam SachnoffWKatagatameADCC99KGR12015
7643Cassio FrancisCassio FrancisWRNCADCC99KG4F2015
7645Alexandre RibeiroAlexandre RibeiroWPts: 6x0ADCC99KGSF2015
7647Felipe PenaFelipe PenaWReferee DecisionADCC99KGF2015
7713Ben HendersonWKimura/TriangleADCCABSR12015
7719Rafael Lovato JrRafael Lovato JrWPts: 5x0ADCCABS4F2015

Rodolfo Vieira vs Roberto Tussa Alencar

Rodolfo Vieira vs Lucio Lagarto

Rodolfo Vieira vs Diogo Araujo (2011)

Rodolfo Vieira vs Mario Reis (2010)

Rodolfo Vieira vs Ruben Charles

Rodolfo Vieira vs Claudio Calasans (2010)

 

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