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Roiter Lima

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Roiter Lima is a jiu-jitsu black belt under Cássio Francis (Cassão), who worked extensively with Rosier Lima and Lucas Silva (Lukete) while representing the Gracie Barra team in the sport’s international circuit. Lima first gained notoriety at an international level after his gold medal performance at the Abu Dhabi Jiu-Jitsu Pro Tour (AJP) World Professional Championships as a purple belt in 2019. He would later become one of the main figures of Team GB’s Ambassadors Program as well as one of the top roosterweight (127.0 lb) grapplers of his generation.

Roiter Lima Jiu-Jitsu

Full Name: Roiter Lima Silva Junior

Nickname: N/A

Lineage: Carlos Gracie > Helio Gracie > Carlos Gracie Junior >  Vinicius Magalhães > Cássio Francis > Roiter Lima

Main Achievements:

  • 1st Place AJP Grand Slam, MIA (2021)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF World Championship NOGI (2021)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF Pan Championship NOGI (2021)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF Pan Championship (2021)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF American Nationals (2021)
  • 3rd Place AJP Grand Slam, RJ (2021)

Main Achievements (Colored Belts):

  • 1st Place AJP World Pro Championship (2019 purple)
  • 1st Place AJP Grand Slam, RJ (2017 blue, 2019/2020 brown)
  • 1st Place AJP Grand Slam, LDN (2020 brown)
  • 1st Place AJP Grand Slam, AD (2020 brown)
  • 1st Place AJP Grand Slam, LA (2019 brown)

Favorite Position/Technique: Open Guard

Weight Division: Peso Galo (57.5Kg / 127.0 lbs)

Team/Association: Gracie Barra

Roiter Lima Biography

Roiter Lima was born on November 3, 1999, in Fortaleza, Ceará, Brazil, but moved to nearby Pindoretama at the age of 4, where he spent his formative years.

Throughout his childhood, Lima aspired to be a football (soccer) player while playing futsal (indoor soccer) competitively for many years, up until his early-to-mid teens.

In 2012, Roiter’s older brother, Helter, started learning jiu-jitsu from their uncle – jiu-jitsu black belt, Rosier Lima. Seeing how much his brother was enjoying the mats, 13-year-old Roiter decided to join the classroom soon after. At first, both brothers trained recreationally, but in 2013, Helter started competing, and once again, dynamized by his brother’s success, Roiter became equally invested in the tournament circuit.

Competing became increasingly important for Roiter, the significance of the mats led 15-year-old Roiter – a blue belt at the time – to relocate to Fortaleza, where jiu-jitsu was booming, there joining the famous Gigueto gym (MG Team) while maintaining his connection with Rosier.

2 years into his full-time training, in Fortaleza, Lima was offered a spot on the Cassão Team, a Gracie Barra affiliate in Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, led by Cássio Francis. A position strongly supported by his uncle, and longtime coach, Rosier Lima.

Guided by coach Francis, Lima’s jiu-jitsu career gained plenty of steam as he went on to conquer the Abu Dhabi World Pro Championship as a purple belt. The great success of his sporting endeavors allowed Roiter to be included in one of the 4 vacancies available in Gracie Barra’s Ambassadors program during 2020. A scholarship offered to the team’s top international talents, who are provided with full sponsorship in the United States, where the top events of the sport take place.

While staying in the US, Roiter was offered a coaching position at Gracie Barra Arizona, a gym owned by Flávio Almeida. In November 2020, Roiter Lima was promoted to black belt by Cássio Francis and Lucas Silva, the head instructors at the Cassão Team.

Roiter Lima Grappling Record

13 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    8 (62%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    2 (15%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    2 (15%)
  • BY DECISION
    0 (0%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    1 (8%)

2 SUBMISSIONS WINS

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Kneebar
50
1
#86e620
Violin armlock
50
1
2
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
6 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    2 (33%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    1 (17%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    2 (33%)
  • BY DECISION
    1 (17%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

2 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

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Inside heel hook
50
1
#86e620
RNC
50
1
2
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Roiter Lima Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
24554Yuri HendrexYuri HendrexLPts: 10x9Grand Slam RJ56KG4F2020
25962Estevan MartinezEstevan MartinezLInside heel hookNoGi Pan Am.55KGF2021
26524Livio RibeiroLivio RibeiroLPts: 8x8, AdvAmerican Nats57KGSF2021
27398Hiago GamaHiago GamaLReferee DecisionPan American58KGSF2021
28069Estevan MartinezEstevan MartinezLRNCNoGi Worlds55KGF2021
29300Rodnei BarbosaRodnei BarbosaLPts: 8x6World Champ.57KG4F2021
24561Rodnei BarbosaRodnei BarbosaWPts: 2x1Grand Slam RJ56KGRPC2020
24563Yuri HendrexYuri HendrexWPts: 3x3Grand Slam RJ56KG3RD2020
25672Henrique RossiWPts: 2x0Houston Open57KGSF2021
25673Jorge VasquezWPts: 2x0Houston Open57KGF2021
25954A. PovedaWKneebarNoGi Pan Am.55KGR12021
25957Livio RibeiroLivio RibeiroWPts: 11x4NoGi Pan Am.55KG4F2021
25961Lee RosenfieldWPts: 0x0, AdvNoGi Pan Am.55KGSF2021
26906Estevan MartinezEstevan MartinezWPts: 2x0Phoenix Open56KGF2021
27086Willis NunesWillis NunesWDQGrand Slam MIA56KGSF2021
27087Jonas AndradeJonas AndradeWPts: 7x5Grand Slam MIA56KGF2021
27396Estevan MartinezEstevan MartinezWPts: 2x2, AdvPan American58KG4F2021
28066Dean LewisWPts: 4x2NoGi Worlds55KG4F2021
28068Marcelo CohenMarcelo CohenWViolin armlockNoGi Worlds55KGSF2021
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