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Rodrigo Francioni is a professional grappler from Santa Catarina, Brazil, and a jiu-jitsu black belt under Eduardo Milioli who represents the Fight Sports team in the sport’s international circuit. Although an avid gi-ruleset (kimono) competitor from the start of his career, Francioni found much of his success in jiu-jitsu’s no-gi scene where he conquered an International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation (IBJJF) Pan American title as well as a silver medal at the World No-Gi Championships.

Rodrigo Francioni Jiu-Jitsu

Full Name: Rodrigo Francioni Dias

Nickname: N/A

Lineage: Carlos Gracie > Helio Gracie > Rilion Gracie > Eduardo Milioli > Rodrigo Francioni

Main Achievements:

  • 1st Place IBJJF Pan American Championship NOGI (2020*)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Miami Spring Open (2019)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Miami Winter Open (2020)
  • 1st Place AJP Brazil National Pro (2018)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF World American Championship NOGI (2021)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF South American Championship NOGI (2020)
  • 3rd Place JizKing 65KG Grand Prix (2020)

Main Achievements (Colored Belts):

  • 1st Place CBJJ South Brazil Championship (2013 purple, 2015 / 2016 brown)
  • 2nd Place AJP Brazil National Pro (2016 brown)
  • 2nd Place AJP Gramado Trials (2014 brown)

* Absolute
** Weight and Absolute
*** Closed Division With Teammate

Favorite Position/Technique: Chest-to-Chest Passing

Weight Division: Peso Pena

Team/Association: Fight Sports

Rodrigo Francioni Biography

Rodrigo Francioni was born on October 27, 1993, in Criciúma, a small town located in the inland portion of Brazil’s Santa Catarina state.

A variety of sports were included in Francioni’s upbringing from early on, from traditional activities such as swimming and football (soccer) to the edgy world of martial arts, first with karate and later jiu-jitsu.

Although already an active, sporty kid by nature, much of Rodrigo’s drive for martial arts came from the influence of his older brother, Willian Francioni, who opened a BJJ gym alongside Evandro Emerim (another friend of the family) when Rodrigo was 13. Fueled by his brother’s new endeavor, the younger Francioni became one of the duo’s first pupils.

Guided by his brother throughout all juvenile belts up until his blue belt, Francioni started developing a taste for competition. To further his career as an athlete, Rodrigo joined Eduardo Milioli’s gym, one of the main representatives of the Rilion Gracie Academy in the state of Santa Catarina.

Under the tutelage of Milioli, Rodrigo became one of the rising prospects in the southern region of Brazil, conquering the interstate championships on 3 occasions and earning his black belt from coach Eduardo in 2017.

Rodrigo Francioni represented the Rilion Gracie Academy up until mid-2018, a time when the young Santa Catarina native decided to move to Miami, Florida, to train with one of his idols, Mr. Roberto Abreu of Fight Sports. A decision heavily supported by one of Francioni’s best friends, Mr. Tiago de Paula.

Rodrigo Francioni Grappling Record

47 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    28 (60%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    3 (6%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    6 (13%)
  • BY DECISION
    10 (21%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

6 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Armbar
33
2
#86e620
Choke
17
1
#5AD3D1
Choke from back
17
1
#d1212a
Short choke
17
1
#fad11b
Katagatame
17
1
6
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
23 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    2 (9%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    4 (17%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    11 (48%)
  • BY DECISION
    5 (22%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    1 (4%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

11 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
RNC
18
2
#86e620
Armbar
9
1
#5AD3D1
Omoplata
9
1
#d1212a
Choke from back
9
1
#fad11b
Crucifix choke
9
1
#f58822
Kneebar
9
1
#224aba
Footlock
9
1
#ff9124
Inside heel hook
9
1
#bf1f6c
Submission
9
1
#22c9a5
Straight ankle lock
9
1
11
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Rodrigo Francioni Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
14158Joao NetoJoao NetoLReferee DecisionBento Ribeiro ProLWASF2017
14764Luciano BernertLPts: 0x0, AdvFlorianopolis ProLWAF2017
17857Brian MahechaBrian MahechaLArmbarMiami FO76KGSF2018
17863Fabricio BarbarottiFabricio BarbarottiLOmoplataMiami FOABSSF2018
19184Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoLChoke from backAtlanta WO76KGF2019
19873Bruno FrazattoBruno FrazattoLPts: 0x0, AdvOrlando SPO70KG4F2019
20411Felipe LiborioLCrucifix chokeAtlanta SPO70KG4F2019
21415Emilio HernandezEmilio HernandezLKneebarLas Vegas Open70KGR12019
21579Fabio CaloiFabio CaloiLFootlockNo Gi Pan Am.73KG4F2019
23182Andy TackettLRNCJitzKing65KGSF2020
25895Jonata GomesJonata GomesLPts: 0x0, AdvS. American NG73KGSF2021
26115Deandre CorbeDeandre CorbeLReferee DecisionNoGi Pan Am.73KG4F2021
28259Lukete SilvaLukete SilvaLInside heel hookNoGi Worlds73KGSF2021
29404Eduardo BasteziniLPts: 2x1Florianopolis Pro69KG4F2021
30014Diogo ReisDiogo ReisLReferee DecisionADCC BR1 Trials66KG4F2022
30224Rafael MontouroLPts: 0x0, PenADCC BR2 Trials66KG4F2022
32558Deandre CorbeDeandre CorbeLPts: 0x0, AdvAtlanta SPNGO73KGF2022
35554Deandre CorbeDeandre CorbeLRNCNoGi Pan73KG4F2022
42532Lucas BritoLReferee DecisionBlue CollarNASPF2023
43377Joao OliveiraLReferee DecisionNoGi Pan73KG4F2023
44471J. ThompsonLSubmissionADCC Florida76KGR12023
47608Fabio CaloiFabio CaloiLStraight ankle lockADCC BRA277KG8F2024
49362Heltor SenraLPts: 1x0NA Cont. Pro85KGSF2024
14156Andre SaraivaWChokeBento Ribeiro Pro69KGSF2017
14157Jorge NakamuraWPts: 4x0Bento Ribeiro Pro69KGF2017
14159Jorge NakamuraWArmbarBento Ribeiro ProLWA3RD2017
14760Anderson SilvaWPts: 16x0Florianopolis Pro69KGSF2017
14761J. MonguilhottWPts: 6x0Florianopolis Pro69KGF2017
14762Anderson SilvaWArmbarFlorianopolis ProLWA4F2017
14763A. PrazeresWPts: 8x0Florianopolis ProLWASF2017
14979Mauricio GomezWReferee DecisionUS National Pro69KGRR2018
14980Mauricio GomezWReferee DecisionUS National Pro69KGRR2018
14990Breno LimaWPts: 3x0BR National Pro69KG4F2018
14992Rodrigo CardosoWPts: 0x0, AdvBR National Pro69KGSF2018
14993Alexandre VieiraAlexandre VieiraWPts: 0x0, AdvBR National Pro69KGF2018
17843Adam FerraraAdam FerraraWReferee DecisionF2W 89N/ASPF2018
17855Giann MoramarcoWPts: 11x0Miami FO76KG4F2018
19181Jeovany OrtizWPts: 7x0Atlanta WO76KG4F2019
19183Jeffrey CummingsWReferee DecisionAtlanta WO76KGSF2019
19698Mauricio GomezWReferee DecisionF2W 106N/ASPF2019
20473Adriano M.WChoke from backMiami SPO70KG4F2019
20474Silvio DuranSilvio DuranWReferee DecisionMiami SPO70KGSF2019
23177James HollandWPts: 3x0JitzKing65KGR12020
23181Emilio HernandezEmilio HernandezWPts: 2x0JitzKing65KG4F2020
23427N/AWPts: 11x0Miami WO70KG4F2020
23428Silvio DuranSilvio DuranWPointsMiami WO70KGSF2020
24460Ed HohlWShort chokeNo Gi Pan Am.73KGR12020
24464Frederico AlvesWPts: 4x0No Gi Pan Am.73KG4F2020
24467Francisco CuneoFrancisco CuneoWPts: 2x0No Gi Pan Am.73KGSF2020
25036Andrew FrancoWReferee DecisionF2W 160N/ASPF2021
25886Caio SilvaWKatagatameS. American NG73KGR12021
25890Luis RibasWPts: 0x0, AdvS. American NG73KG4F2021
25987Matt FerraioloWReferee DecisionSUBVERSIV 5N/ASPF2021
26107Todd WallingWPts: 32x0NoGi Pan Am.79KGR12021
28237Arthur DetanicoArthur DetanicoWPts: 3x0NoGi Worlds73KGR22021
28246Joao AlbuquerqueWPts: 4x0NoGi Worlds73KG8F2021
28256Kieran KichukKieran KichukWReferee DecisionNoGi Worlds73KG4F2021
30006Diego PaivaWPts: 5x0ADCC BR1 Trials66KGR12022
30008Andres DuplatWPts: 3x0ADCC BR1 Trials66KGR22022
30185Marcos FariaWPts: 5x0ADCC BR2 Trials66KGR12022
30211Joao RicardoWPts: 3x0ADCC BR2 Trials66KGR22022
30219Eduardo WalissonWPts: 2x0ADCC BR2 Trials66KG8F2022
31264Andrew PardeeWN/ACharleston NGO73KGF2022
32557Jeffrey CummingsWPts: 4x0Atlanta SPNGO73KGSF2022
35549Arthur DetanicoArthur DetanicoWPts: 8x0NoGi Pan73KG8F2022
39362Lucas BritoWPts: 6x3Miami NGO79KGSF2023
47589Yona CardenasWPts: 3x0ADCC BRA277KGR12024
47596Davi SouzaWPts: 3x0ADCC BRA277KGR22024
47602Marco QueirozWReferee DecisionADCC BRA277KGR32024
49364Herminio MoraWPts: 13x1NA Cont. Pro85KG3RD2024
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