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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
Mounted X choke
3
2
#224aba
Triangle
2
1
#ff9124
Choke from Mount
2
1
#bf1f6c
Baseball choke
2
1
#22c9a5
Bow and arrow
2
1
#fad223
Brabo choke
2
1
#03861f
Ezekiel
2
1
#039a1f
Wristlock
2
1
#03b41f
RNC
2
1
#03c61f
Kimura/Triangle
2
1
#03d61f
Submission
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
2342Alexandre SouzaAlexandre SouzaLPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Champ.94KG4F2009
2496Alexandre CeconiAlexandre CeconiLAdvWPC Gr trials92KGF2010
2913Rafael LovatoRafael LovatoLPts: 4x2World P. NoGi92KGF2011
3246Dean ListerDean ListerLHeel hookADCC99KGSF2011
3867Marcus AlmeidaMarcus AlmeidaLPts: 8x7World Champ.ABS4F2012
4622Marcus AlmeidaMarcus AlmeidaLPts: 4x2World ProABSF2013
4700Marcus AlmeidaMarcus AlmeidaLPts: 10x0World Champ.ABSF2013
5481Leandro LoLeandro LoDPts: 0x0Copa Podio94KGGP2014
5538Marcus AlmeidaMarcus AlmeidaLPts: 2x0World Pro.ABSF2014
5627Marcus AlmeidaMarcus AlmeidaLPts: 2x0World Champ.ABSF2014
7818Joao RochaJoao RochaLPts: 2x0ADCCABSSF2015
2129Braulio EstimaBraulio EstimaWPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Pro.94KGSF2009
2130Antonio PeinadoAntonio PeinadoWAdvWorld Pro.94KGF2009
2508Braga NetoBraga NetoWChoke from backWPC RJ Trials92KGSF2010
2509Alexandre SouzaAlexandre SouzaWReferee DecisionWPC RJ Trials92KGF2010
2859Leo NogueiraLeo NogueiraWAdvPan American94KG4F2011
2860D. HertzogWSubmissionPan American94KGSF2011
2862Bernardo FariaBernardo FariaWPts: 8x0Pan American94KGF2011
2867Bernardo FariaBernardo FariaWPts: 0x0, AdvPan AmericanABSF2011
2889Antonio CarlosAntonio CarlosWPointsWorld Pro.92KGSF2011
2890Bruno BastosBruno BastosWPts: 15x0World Pro.92KGF2011
2898Michael LanghiMichael LanghiWArmbarWorld Pro.ABS4F2011
2900Tarsis HumphreysTarsis HumphreysWPts: 5x2World Pro.ABSSF2011
2901Rubens CharlesRubens CharlesWChoke from backWorld Pro.ABSF2011
2917Rafael MendesRafael MendesWReferee DecisionWorld P. NoGiABSF2011
2937Matt JuberaWTriangleWorld Champ.ABSR12011
2947Claudio CalasansClaudio CalasansWArmbarWorld Champ.ABSR22011
2959Sergio MoraesSergio MoraesWPts: 8x0World Champ.ABS4F2011
2961Marcus AlmeidaMarcus AlmeidaWArmbarWorld Champ.ABSSF2011
2963Bernardo FariaBernardo FariaWPts: 9x0World Champ.ABSF2011
3049Dustin DenesDustin DenesWPts: 26x0World Champ.94KGRDS2011
3089Gybson SáWArmbarWorld Champ.94KG4F2011
3109Rafael LovatoRafael LovatoWPts: 20x2World Champ.94KGSF2011
3119Bernardo FariaBernardo FariaWPts: 3x0World Champ.94KGF2011
3208Joseph Lee BaizeWArmbarADCC99KGR12011
3234Antonio PeinadoAntonio PeinadoWPts: 5x0ADCC99KG4F2011
3473UnknownWChoke from backEuropean Open94KG4F2012
3475Tarcisio JardimTarcisio JardimWChoke from backEuropean Open94KGSF2012
3476Roberto AlencarRoberto AlencarWArm in ezekielEuropean Open94KGF2012
3481Victor EstimaVictor EstimaWChoke from backEuropean OpenABS4F2012
3484Lucio LagartoWArm in EzekielEuropean OpenABSSF2012
3486Bernardo FariaBernardo FariaWPts: 7x0European OpenABSF2012
3767Cristiano CariocaCristiano CariocaWChoke from backWorld Pro.94KG4F2012
3770Marcelo BernardoWArmbarWorld Pro.94KGSF2012
3771Roberto AlencarRoberto AlencarWArmbarWorld Pro.94KGF2012
3787Bernardo FariaBernardo FariaWMounted X chokeWorld Pro.ABSSF2012
3788Andre GalvaoAndre GalvaoWPts: 4x2World Pro.ABSF2012
3855Diego VivaldeWMounted X chokeWorld Champ.ABSR22012
3865James PuopoloJames PuopoloWChoke from backWorld Champ.ABSR22012
4064Alan SalgadoWChoke from MountWorld Champ.94KGR22012
4069Fabiano SouzaWArmbarWorld Champ.94KG4F2012
4072Alexandre CeconiAlexandre CeconiWChoke from BackWorld Champ.94KGSF2012
4073Alexandre RibeiroAlexandre RibeiroWPts: 2x2, AdvWorld Champ.94KGF2012
4242Luciano GonçalvesWArmbarRockstrikeABSNA2012
4243Gilmar de OliveiraWChoke from backRockstrikeABSNA2012
4244Kim TerraKim TerraWArmbarRockstrikeABSNA2012
4365Alexandre CeconiAlexandre CeconiWChokeCopa Podio100KGGP2013
4367Leo NogueiraLeo NogueiraWPts: 9x0Copa Podio100KGGP2013
4370K. CorneliusWPts: 10x0Copa Podio100KGGP2013
4373Alexandre RibeiroAlexandre RibeiroWPts: 6x0Copa Podio100KGGP2013
4375Alexandre SouzaAlexandre SouzaWArmbarCopa Podio100KGSF2013
4376Leo NogueiraLeo NogueiraWAdvCopa Podio100KGF2013
4418Braulio EstimaBraulio EstimaWReferee DecisionMetamoris 2ABSSPF2013
4607Roberto AlencarRoberto AlencarWPointsWorld Pro94KGSF2013
4608Pedro PeresWChoke from backWorld Pro94KGF2013
4615Gustavo CamposGustavo CamposWChoke from backWorld ProABSR12013
4617Felipe MotaFelipe MotaWChoke from backWorld ProABS4F2013
4620Claudio CalasansClaudio CalasansWPts: 9x0World ProABSSF2013
4625Leonardo LeiteLeonardo LeiteWArmbarCopa Podio94KGSPF2013
4679Lucas SashsWBaseball chokeWorld Champ.ABSRDS2013
4690Antonio PeinadoAntonio PeinadoWBow and arrowWorld Champ.ABSRDS2013
4696Joao RochaJoao RochaWArmbarWorld Champ.ABS4F2013
4699Leonardo LeiteLeonardo LeiteWArmbarWorld Champ.ABSSF2013
4744Yuri SimoesYuri SimoesWPts: 8x0World Champ.94KG4F2013
4748Nivaldo OliveiraNivaldo OliveiraWKatagatameWorld Champ.94KGSF2013
4750Lucas LeiteLucas LeiteWBrabo chokeWorld Champ.94KGF2013
4782Leonardo LeiteLeonardo LeiteWPts: 14x2Copa PodioABSSPF2013
4783Ricardo AbreuRicardo AbreuWAdvCopa PodioABSSPF2013
5465Alexandre SouzaAlexandre SouzaWArmbarCopa Podio94KGGP2014
5469Faisal KitbeWChoke from backCopa Podio94KGGP2014
5474Alan BelcherAlan BelcherWChoke from backCopa Podio94KGGP2014
5483Travis StevensWChoke from backCopa Podio94KGSF2014
5485Leandro LoLeandro LoWChoke from backCopa Podio94KGF2014
5518UnknownWChokeWorld Pro.ABSR12014
5529Luiz PanzaLuiz PanzaWChokeWorld Pro.ABSR32014
5533Leandro LoLeandro LoWChoke from backWorld Pro.ABS4F2014
5536Andre GalvaoAndre GalvaoWEzekielWorld Pro.ABSSF2014
5574Luke CostelloWChoke from backWorld Pro.100KG4F2014
5577Lucio RodriguesLucio RodriguesWPts: 5x0World Pro.100KGSF2014
5579Luiz PanzaLuiz PanzaWArmbarWorld Pro.100KGF2014
5601AJ AgazarmAJ AgazarmWChoke from backWorld Champ.ABSR22014
5615Sean RobertsWChoke from backWorld Champ.ABSR32014
5623Alexander TransAlexander TransWChokeWorld Champ.ABS4F2014
5625Bernardo FariaBernardo FariaWWristlockWorld Champ.ABSSF2014
5746James PuopoloJames PuopoloWChoke from backWorld Champ.100KG4F2014
5749Leo NogueiraLeo NogueiraWKatagatameWorld Champ.100KGSF2014
5751Bernardo FariaBernardo FariaWArmbarWorld Champ.100KGF2014
5825Pedro MouraWChoke from backTeam NationalsO88KGRDS2014
6198I. SchneiderWChoke from backThe TeamO85KGRR2014
7736Adam SachnoffWKatagatameADCC99KGR12015
7740Cassio FrancisCassio FrancisWRNCADCC99KG4F2015
7742Alexandre RibeiroAlexandre RibeiroWPts: 6x0ADCC99KGSF2015
7744Felipe PenaFelipe PenaWReferee DecisionADCC99KGF2015
7810Ben HendersonWKimura/TriangleADCCABSR12015
7816Rafael 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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