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Rodrigo Caporal

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Rodrigo Caporal is a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu black belt under Ramon Lemos, who competed for one of the most prolific  grappling teams of the 21st century, Atos Jiu Jitsu. Rodrigo Caporal also became an avid mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter, a career he started after he moved to Hong Kong, where he collected some important wins under his four ounce gloves, fighting at the RUFF promotion.

Rodrigo Caporal Jiu Jitsu

Full Name: Rodrigo Benedito Caporal

Lineage: Mitsuyo Maeda > Carlos Gracie > Carlson Gracie > Andre Pederneiras > Ramon Lemos > Rodrigo Caporal

Main Titles in Jiu Jitsu:

  • European Champion (2010 – closed the bracket with team mate Gustavo Campos);
  • Sao Paulo State Champion (2010 – Open Weight);
  • World Cup Champion (2005 Purple Belt);
  • Brazilian National Champion (2005 Purple Belt);
  • Brazilian National Cup Champion (2007 Brown Belt);
  • South Brazilian Champion (2004 Purple Belt);
  • Bronze Medallist at the Sao Paulo State Championships (2010 in his weight category)

Weight Division: Peso Médio/ Médio Pesado (Middleweight and Medium Heavyweight)

Favourite BJJ position/Submission: Butterfly Guard, Achilles lock, Wrist Lock

Rodrigo Caporal Team/Association: Atos Jiu Jitsu

Rodrigo Caporal Biography

Rodrigo Caporal was born on the 27th of April 1983 in Guarulhos, Brazil, though he was raised in Caraguatatuba in the coast of the State of Sao Paulo. Rodrigo Caporal started relatively late in Jiu Jitsu, for a high end athlete in the sport. He began his training when he was 18 years old, simply as a way to vent his energy and stress, his first coach was Omero Pessoa, a man that followed Caporal’s evolution in BJJ, from white to brown belt and to whom he owes a lot of what he is today. When Caporal received his purple belt in 2004, he took an offer to start coaching BJJ, a job he still enjoys today, giving classes all over the World.

It was when he reached his brown belt that he moved cities to train with acclaimed instructor Ramon Lemos at his academy in Rio Claro. There he shared the mats with some of the World’s finest Jiu Jitsu practitioners, people like Claudio Calasans, Rafael and Guilherme Mendes, “Durinho” Burns amongst many others in a star filled BJJ camp. At the Atos academy he acknowledged how important BJJ was in his life and decided to make it his full time occupation.

Today, more focussed in MMA, a career he started in 2005 as a purple belt, Rodrigo Caporal still plans to become a Jiu Jitsu World Champion. He still takes time off his busy schedule to compete in the most prestigious championships on the BJJ callender.

Rodrigo Caporal Grappling Record

13 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    7 (54%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    2 (15%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    4 (31%)
  • BY DECISION
    0 (0%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

4 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Submission
50
2
#86e620
Darce choke
25
1
#5AD3D1
Wristlock
25
1
4
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
27 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    17 (63%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    1 (4%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    6 (22%)
  • BY DECISION
    2 (7%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    1 (4%)

6 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
Triangle
50
3
#86e620
Armbar
17
1
#5AD3D1
Choke
17
1
#d1212a
Advantages
17
1
6
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Rodrigo Caporal Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
2468Rodrigo CavacaRodrigo CavacaLTriangleEuropeanABS4F2010
2819Augusto MendesAugusto MendesLDQPan American76KG4F2011
2926Alexandre CeconiAlexandre CeconiLPts: 3x0World Champ.ABS4F2011
3139Murilo SantanaMurilo SantanaLTriangleADCC Rio Trials77KGNA2011
3467Murilo SantanaMurilo SantanaLArmbarPan AmericanABSR22012
3527Philipe Della MonicaLPointsPan American76KG4F2012
3931Leandro LoLeandro LoLPts: 21x0World Champ.76KG4F2012
4662Michael LanghiMichael LanghiLPts: 6x4World Champ.76KGSF2013
4876David AvellanLReferee DecisionADCC88KGR12013
5197Gabriel GoulartGabriel GoulartLAdvPan American76KGR12014
5961Abraham MarteAbraham MarteLPts: 10x0Asian OpenABSSF2014
6437Roberto SatoshiRoberto SatoshiLPts: 2x0Boa Super 8ABSSF2015
6508Murilo SantanaMurilo SantanaLTrianglePan AmericanABSR22015
6563Luan CarvalhoLuan CarvalhoLPointsPan American76KGR12015
7185Samuel HertzogLPointsWorld Champ.76KG8F2015
7601Roberto SatoshiRoberto SatoshiLPts: 2x0Grand Slam Tokyo77KGSF2015
7615Erberth SantosErberth SantosLChokeGrand Slam TokyoABSF2015
7770Andris BrunovskisAndris BrunovskisLPts: 8x4Asian Open82KGF2015
7775Dany GerardDany GerardLPointsAsian OpenABSF2015
8139Otavio SousaOtavio SousaLAdvantagesNoGi Worlds82KG4F2015
9181R. EvangelistaR. EvangelistaLPts: 10x0World ProABSR12016
9238Rafael CarvalhoLN/AWorld Pro77KGR12016
10031Gabriel RolloGabriel RolloLPointsOne Challenge75KGSF2016
11016R. EvangelistaR. EvangelistaLPointsEuropean OpenABS8F2017
11076Kacper RotLPts: 9x4European Open76KG8F2017
11410Michael LanghiMichael LanghiLPointsACBJJ GP75KG4F2017
12019Claudevan OliveiraLReferee DecisionWP BR Qualifier77KGR12017
2922Romulo BarralRomulo BarralWPts: 2x2, AdvWorld Champ.ABSR22011
3461Ricardo MesquitaWN/APan AmericanABSR12012
3526Rafael RosendoWWristlockPan American76KGR22012
3687Vinicius MarinhoVinicius MarinhoWPointsWorld Pro.76KGR12012
3690Lucas LepriLucas LepriWPts: 2x0World Pro.76KGR22012
3789Marcel GonçalvesWSubmissionWorld Champ.ABSR12012
3914Emmanuel MaximilianiWSubmissionWorld Champ.76KGR12012
4659Claudio MattosClaudio MattosWPointsWorld Champ.76KG4F2013
7604Kleber KoikeWPts: 12x0Grand Slam Tokyo77KG3RD2015
7613Faisal AlKitbeFaisal AlKitbeWPts: 2x0Grand Slam TokyoABSSF2015
8133Stephen MartinezWDarce chokeNoGi Worlds82KG8F2015
9177Daniel BaiaWPts: 0x0, AdvWorld ProABSR12016
10144Masahiro IwasakiMasahiro IwasakiWPts: 3x2Asian Open76KGF2016

Rodrigo Caporal vs John Aguiar

Rodrigo Caporal vs Glauco Barbosa

Rodrigo Caporal vs Cesar Luis

 

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