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Ruan de Oliveira

Ruan de Oliveira

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Ruan de Oliveira is a Brazilian jiu jitsu black belt under Múzio de Angelis and Leandro Escobar. Ruan stood out in the lower belts of the sport, particularly during his brown belt campaign (2014/2015) for his success on the mat, as well as for his eye pleasing grappling style, with which he conquered important medals at the World Championship, Rio International Open as well as the UAEJJF Grand Slam Tour (Rio).

Ruan de Oliveira Jiu Jitsu

Full Name: Ruan Marques de Oliveira

Nickname: n/a

Lineage 1: Mitsuyo Maeda > Carlos Gracie > Helio Gracie > Rolls Gracie > Romero Cavalcanti > Roberto Traven >Múzio de Angelis > Ruan de Oliveira

Lineage 2: Mitsuyo Maeda > Carlos Gracie > Helio Gracie >Carlson Gracie > Crézio de Souza > André Almeida > Leandro Escobar > Ruan de Oliveira

Main Achievements:

  • CBJJ Brazilian National Champion (2010 blue)
  • IBJJF Rio BJJ Pro Champion (2014 brown absolute)
  • FJJR Rio State Champion FJJ-Rio (2012 purple weight + absolute, 2013 brown, 2014 weight + abs.)
  • BJJ Tour Champion (2014 weight + absolute)
  • IBJJF Rio International Open Champion (2008 blue)
  • CBJJD Brazilian Champion(2014 brown)
  • IBJJF World Championship Runner-up (2015 brown)
  • IBJJF Rio Summer Open Runner-up (2016)
  • IBJJF Brazil National No-Gi Championship Runner-up (2009 blue)
  • UAEJJF Brazil National Pro Runner-up (2015)
  • IBJJF Rio BJJ Pro Runner-up (2014 brown)
  • IBJJF Sao Paulo BJJ Pro Runner-up (2016)
  • IBJJF Rio International Open Runner-up (2012 purple)
  • IBJJF Rio Fall Open Runner-up (2015 brown)
  • CBJJ Brazilian National Championship Runner-up (2008 blue juvenile)
  • Mercosul Championship Runner-up (2012 purple)
  • CBJJO Brazilian National Cup (2008 blue)
  • UAEJJF Abu Dhabi World Pro Championship 3rd Place (2014 brown)
  • UAEJJF Grand Slam Tour – Rio de Janeiro 3rd Place (2017, 2015)
  • CBJJ Brazilian National Championship 3rd Place (2016, 2008 blue juvenile absolute)

Favorite Position/Technique: Closed Guard

Weight Division: Meio Pesado (88kg/194lbs)

Team/Association: Soul Fighters

Ruan Oliveira Biography

Ruan Oliveira was born on the 25th of June, 1992 in Rio de Janeiro – Brazil.

Growing up Ruan tried different martial arts such as capoeira (age 7) and judo (age 10),though he did not give continuity to either.

The opportunity to train jiu jitsu occurred when he was 13 years old through a friend of Ruan’s father. The story goes that after his father’s store computer broke down an IT expert friend came to the rescue. This friend (João) who came by to fix the PC, brought his kimono with him, wrapped up in his brown belt as he was on his way to jiu jitsu practice. Ruan was curious about jiu jitsu as his cousins practiced the art but had never seen it, so he asked if João could take him to watch a class.

It was a wednesday when João took Ruan to watch a training session at his academy, “Gávea Gym”. Ruan immediately fell in love with the art and by the following monday he was turning up to a class with a gi in his hand. At Gávea gym Ruan’s first class was taught by Igor Silva, who taught the afternoon classes there. Soon the illustrious Múzio de Angelis took over, awarding all of Ruan Oliveira’s belts up to brown.

Quickly becoming a very dedicated jiu jitsu practitioner, in 2011 Ruan started working his strength and conditioning with Itallo Vilardo, one of the most famous PT’s in Rio de Janeiro, who specializes in grappling and mixed martial arts (MMA). Following Vilardo’s “S&C for BJJ” program were big names of the sport such as Osvaldo Moizinho, Raphael Abi Rihan, Felipe Costa, Marcos “Sonk” Antelante and many others. In the process Ruan became good friends with Antelante who invited Oliveira to come and train at the Soul Fighters headquarters in Tijuca.

Although highly talented, Ruan had never trained with a high level competition team and struggled to survive the class at Soul Fighters. He quickly understood there that he would need to train more regularly with a team such as SF to achieve success at a high level in the sport, but his school schedule did not allow him to train there without dropping the Gávea Gym. For this reason he continued training sporadically at the Tijuca academy (more regularly only when on school holiday).

After one year training under these circumstances, coach Múzio de Angelis had a serious conversation with Ruan, helping him recognize a shift to Soul Fighters would be in his best interest. Oliveira then joined SF, where his grappling abilities were sharpened by Leandro “Tatu” Escobar.

Although keeping his coaching position at Muzio de Angelis’ academy, Ruan did his competition training with Leandro Escobar at Soul Fighters. This symbiosis between Angelis and Escobar reaped many benefits, with Ruan de Oliveira breaking out as a brown belt in the top tournaments of jiu jitsu’s international circuit.

On July 4th, 2015, after a 2nd place at the IBJJF World Jiu Jitsu Championship,  Múzio de Angelis and Leandro Escobar surprised Ruan de Oliveira by awarding him his black belt in a combined coaches effort at Gávea Gym.

Original banner picture taken by William Burkhardt of BJJPix.com

Ruan Oliveira Grappling Record

36 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    8 (22%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    3 (8%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    22 (61%)
  • BY DECISION
    1 (3%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    2 (6%)

22 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Choke from back
14
3
#86e620
Botinha
14
3
#5AD3D1
Bow and arrow
14
3
#d1212a
Wristlock
9
2
#fad11b
Arm in ezekiel
9
2
#f58822
Armbar
9
2
#224aba
Toe hold
9
2
#ff9124
Triangle
9
2
#bf1f6c
Wrislock
5
1
#22c9a5
Triangle armbar
5
1
#fad223
Crussifix choke
5
1
22
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
19 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    6 (32%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    3 (16%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    10 (53%)
  • BY DECISION
    0 (0%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

10 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
Choke from back
10
1
#86e620
Armbar
10
1
#5AD3D1
RNC
10
1
#d1212a
Wristlock
10
1
#fad11b
Kneebar
10
1
#f58822
Cross choke
10
1
#224aba
Botinha
10
1
#ff9124
Kimura
10
1
#bf1f6c
Flying triangle
10
1
#22c9a5
Footlock
10
1
10
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Ruan Oliveira Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
7490Diogo SampaioDiogo SampaioLChoke from backBrazil Nat. Pro RJ94KGF2015
7528Jaime CanutoJaime CanutoLArmbarRio Winter OpenABS4F2015
8124Romulo AzevedoRomulo AzevedoLRNCBrasileiro NoGi85KG4F2015
8469Gustavo AdolfoLWristlockGrand Slam RJ94KGSF2015
8944Paulo LedesmaLAdvRio Summer Open88KG4F2016
8961Cassio FrancisCassio FrancisLKneebarRio Summer OpenABSF2016
9080Romulo BarralRomulo BarralLCross chokePan American88KG8F2016
9540Patrick GaudioPatrick GaudioLPts: 7x0Brasileiro88KGSF2016
9583Rodrigo CavacaRodrigo CavacaLBotinhaBrasileiroABS8F2016
9654Roberto AbreuRoberto AbreuLKimuraMiami Spring OpenABSSF2016
9781Tarsis HumphreysTarsis HumphreysLPts: 2x0World Champ.88KG8F2016
9906Erberth SantosErberth SantosLFlying triangleSP BJJ Pro94KGF2016
9978Victor BomfimLAdvRio Winter OpenABSR22016
10008Patrick GaudioPatrick GaudioLPointsRio Winter Open88KGSF2016
10553Diego RamalhoDiego RamalhoLPointsBrasileiro NoGi85KGSF2016
10562Fabio CaloiFabio CaloiLPointsBrasileiro NoGiABS4F2016
10948Vinicius MarinhoVinicius MarinhoLPts: 13x2Indoor Black Belt88KGF2016
11346Marcelo MafraLFootlockADCC RJ77KGR12017
13735Luis NevesLPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam RJ85KG4F2017
7486Sidney RamosWArm in ezekielBrazil Nat. Pro RJ94KG4F2015
7489Gio. DellameaWPts: 13x0Brazil Nat. Pro RJ94KGSF2015
7527unknownWChoke from backRio Winter OpenABS8F2015
8467Hernandes SilvaWPts: 5x0Grand Slam RJ94KG4F2015
8471Nalmir GuimaraesWPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam RJ94KG3RD2015
8642Wagner MunizWArmbarConfere 994KGSPF2016
8643UnknownWChoke from backConde Koma Cup94KGSF2016
8644George MelloWWrislockConde Koma Cup94KGF2016
8645Romulo CajuWBotinhaRei do Rio FJJRJ94KGSF2016
8646George MelloWArmbarRei do Rio FJJRJ94KGF2016
8954Luiz FelipeWChoke from backRio Summer OpenABSR12016
8955Diogo AlmeidaDiogo AlmeidaWPointsRio Summer OpenABS4F2016
8959Luan CarvalhoLuan CarvalhoWPts: 2x2, AdvRio Summer OpenABSSF2016
9074Juan CleberWBotinhaPan American88KGR12016
9530Paulo CarvalhoWBow and arrowBrasileiro88KGR12016
9535Giacomo ZaniniWToe holdBrasileiro88KG8F2016
9539Rodrigo FajardoRodrigo FajardoWPts: 2x0Brasileiro88KG4F2016
9574Alex AparecidoWDQBrasileiroABSRD2016
9648Victor SchollerWArm in ezekielMiami Spring Open94KGSF2016
9649Vitor ToledoVitor ToledoWPts: 10x4Miami Spring Open94KGF2016
9653Felipe CesarFelipe CesarWPts: 6x4Miami Spring OpenABS4F2016
9777Inacio NetoInacio NetoWTriangle armbarWorld Champ.88KGR12016
9905Romes JuniorWBotinhaSP BJJ Pro94KGSF2016
9977UnknownWBow and arrowRio Winter OpenABSR12016
10005J. CarlosWCrussifix chokeRio Winter Open88KGR12016
10006Paulo CarvalhoWToe holdRio Winter Open88KG4F2016
10549Fabio OliveiraWTriangleBrasileiro NoGi85KG4F2016
10945Diego D.WPts: 3x0Indoor Black Belt88KGR12016
10946BrunoWWristlockIndoor Black Belt88KG4F2016
10947Carlos EduardoWBow and arrowIndoor Black Belt88KGSF2016
13724Israel MotaWPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam RJ85KGR12017
13728Jose NunesWTriangleGrand Slam RJ85KGR22017
13731Alexandre CavalieriWReferee DecisionGrand Slam RJ85KG8F2017
13739Danilo PonteWWristlockGrand Slam RJ85KGRPC2017
13740Willian MartinsWPts: 6x4Grand Slam RJ85KGRPC2017
13741Luis NevesWDQGrand Slam RJ85KG3RD2017

Ruan Oliveira at Minas Gerais State Championship (2014)

Ruan Oliveira vs Cantidio Sentena (2014)

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