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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:

  • 1st Place FJJR Rio State (2014**)
  • 1st Place Copa Podio Trials (2019)
  • 1st Place BJJ Tour (2014**)
  • 2nd Place South American (2018)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF Rio Summer Open (2016)
  • 2nd Place UAEJJF Brazil National Pro (2015)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF Sao Paulo BJJ Pro (2016)
  • 3rd Place UAEJJF Grand Slam – RJ (2017/2015)
  • 3rd Place CBJJ Brazilian Nationals (2016)

Main Achievements:

  • 1st Place CBJJ Brazilian National Champion (2010 blue)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Rio BJJ Pro Champion (2014* brown)
  • 1st Place FJJR Rio State (2012** purple, 2013 brown)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Rio Open (2008 blue)
  • 1st Place CBJJ Brazilian Nationals (2014 brown)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF World Championship (2015 brown)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF Brazil Nationals No-Gi (2009 blue)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF Rio BJJ Pro (2014 brown)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF Rio Open 2nd Place (2012 purple)
  • IBJJF Rio Fall Open 2nd Place (2015 brown)
  • 2nd Place CBJJ Juvenile Brazilian Nationals (2008)
  • 3rd Place UAEJJF Abu Dhabi World Pro (2014 brown)
  • 3rd Place CBJJ Juvenile Brazilian Nationals (2008*)

* Absolute
** Weight and 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

58 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    17 (29%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    9 (16%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    29 (50%)
  • BY DECISION
    1 (2%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    2 (3%)

29 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Choke from back
21
6
#86e620
Botinha
14
4
#5AD3D1
Armbar
10
3
#d1212a
Bow and arrow
10
3
#fad11b
Triangle armbar
7
2
#f58822
Triangle
7
2
#224aba
Wristlock
7
2
#ff9124
Arm in ezekiel
7
2
#bf1f6c
Toe hold
7
2
#22c9a5
Crucifix choke
3
1
#fad223
Submission
3
1
#03861f
Wrislock
3
1
29
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
31 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    12 (39%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    4 (13%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    14 (45%)
  • BY DECISION
    0 (0%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY EBI/OT
    1 (3%)

14 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
Choke from back
14
2
#86e620
Kimura
7
1
#5AD3D1
Flying triangle
7
1
#d1212a
Footlock
7
1
#fad11b
Triangle
7
1
#f58822
Submission
7
1
#224aba
No arm triangle
7
1
#ff9124
Armbar
7
1
#bf1f6c
RNC
7
1
#22c9a5
Wristlock
7
1
#fad223
Kneebar
7
1
#03861f
Cross choke
7
1
#039a1f
Botinha
7
1
14
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Ruan Oliveira Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
7608Diogo SampaioDiogo SampaioLChoke from backBrazil Nat. Pro RJ94KGF2015
7649Jaime CanutoJaime CanutoLArmbarRio Winter OpenABS4F2015
8267Romulo AzevedoRomulo AzevedoLRNCBrasileiro NoGi85KG4F2015
8614Gustavo AdolfoLWristlockGrand Slam RJ94KGSF2015
9112Paulo LedesmaLAdvRio Summer Open88KG4F2016
9129Cassio FrancisCassio FrancisLKneebarRio Summer OpenABSF2016
9249Romulo BarralRomulo BarralLCross chokePan American88KG8F2016
9714Patrick GaudioPatrick GaudioLPts: 7x0Brasileiro88KGSF2016
9757Rodrigo CavacaRodrigo CavacaLBotinhaBrasileiroABS8F2016
9829Roberto AbreuRoberto AbreuLKimuraMiami Spring OpenABSSF2016
9956Tarsis HumphreysTarsis HumphreysLPts: 2x0World Champ.88KG8F2016
10085Erberth SantosErberth SantosLFlying triangleSP BJJ Pro94KGF2016
10157Victor BomfimLAdvRio Winter OpenABSR22016
10187Patrick GaudioPatrick GaudioLPointsRio Winter Open88KGSF2016
10772Diego RamalhoDiego RamalhoLPointsBrasileiro NoGi85KGSF2016
10781Fabio CaloiFabio CaloiLPointsBrasileiro NoGiABS4F2016
11174Vinicius MarinhoVinicius MarinhoLPts: 13x2Indoor Black Belt88KGF2016
11631Marcelo MafraMarcelo MafraLFootlockADCC RJ77KGR12017
14192Luis NevesLPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam RJ85KG4F2017
15587Marcos GoulartLAdvRio Open88KGF2018
15592Erberth SantosErberth SantosLTriangleRio OpenABSSF2018
16008Yago SouzaYago SouzaLPointsBrasileiro82KG4F2018
16302Jaime CanutoJaime CanutoLPts: 2x0World Champ.82KG4F2018
16499Fellipe AndrewFellipe AndrewLSubmissionSP BJJ Pro94KGF2018
16805Claudio CalasansClaudio CalasansLPointsVitoria Open88KGF2018
17188Sandro VieiraLN/ASao Paulo Open88KGF2018
17949Matheus SpirandeliMatheus SpirandeliLPts: 6x0Grand Slam RJ85KGR22018
18649Marcos MartinsMarcos MartinsLNo arm triangleSouth Brazilian88KGF2019
19177Gustavo BatistaGustavo BatistaLPts: 8x0Pan American88KG4F2019
19817Henrique CardosoHenrique CardosoLChoke from backBrasileiro88KG4F2019
20156Gustavo BatistaGustavo BatistaLEBI/OTWorld Champ.88KGR22019
7604Sidney RamosWArm in ezekielBrazil Nat. Pro RJ94KG4F2015
7607Gio. DellameaWPts: 13x0Brazil Nat. Pro RJ94KGSF2015
7648unknownWChoke from backRio Winter OpenABS8F2015
8612Hernandes SilvaWPts: 5x0Grand Slam RJ94KG4F2015
8616Nalmir GuimaraesWPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam RJ94KG3RD2015
8796Wagner MunizWArmbarConfere 994KGSPF2016
8797UnknownWChoke from backConde Koma Cup94KGSF2016
8798George MelloWWrislockConde Koma Cup94KGF2016
8799Romulo CajuWBotinhaRei do Rio FJJRJ94KGSF2016
8800George MelloWArmbarRei do Rio FJJRJ94KGF2016
9122Luiz FelipeWChoke from backRio Summer OpenABSR12016
9123Diogo AlmeidaDiogo AlmeidaWPointsRio Summer OpenABS4F2016
9127Luan CarvalhoLuan CarvalhoWPts: 2x2, AdvRio Summer OpenABSSF2016
9243Juan CleberWBotinhaPan American88KGR12016
9704Paulo CarvalhoWBow and arrowBrasileiro88KGR12016
9709Giacomo ZaniniWToe holdBrasileiro88KG8F2016
9713Rodrigo FajardoRodrigo FajardoWPts: 2x0Brasileiro88KG4F2016
9748Alex AparecidoWDQBrasileiroABSRD2016
9821Victor SchollerWArm in ezekielMiami Spring Open94KGSF2016
9822Vitor ToledoVitor ToledoWPts: 10x4Miami Spring Open94KGF2016
9828Felipe CesarFelipe CesarWPts: 6x4Miami Spring OpenABS4F2016
9952Inacio NetoInacio NetoWTriangle armbarWorld Champ.88KGR12016
10084Romes JuniorWBotinhaSP BJJ Pro94KGSF2016
10156UnknownWBow and arrowRio Winter OpenABSR12016
10184J. CarlosWCrucifix chokeRio Winter Open88KGR12016
10185Paulo CarvalhoWToe holdRio Winter Open88KG4F2016
10769Fabio OliveiraWTriangleBrasileiro NoGi85KG4F2016
11171Diego D.WPts: 3x0Indoor Black Belt88KGR12016
11172BrunoWWristlockIndoor Black Belt88KG4F2016
11173Carlos EduardoWBow and arrowIndoor Black Belt88KGSF2016
14181Israel MotaWPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam RJ85KGR12017
14185Jose NunesWTriangleGrand Slam RJ85KGR22017
14188Alexandre CavaliereAlexandre CavaliereWReferee DecisionGrand Slam RJ85KG8F2017
14196Danilo PonteWWristlockGrand Slam RJ85KGRPC2017
14197Willian MartinsWPts: 6x4Grand Slam RJ85KGRPC2017
14198Luis NevesWDQGrand Slam RJ85KG3RD2017
15585Mateus FonsecaWChoke from backRio Open88KG4F2018
15586Romulo AzevedoRomulo AzevedoWChoke from backRio Open88KGSF2018
15590UnknownWArmbarRio OpenABS4F2018
16001N/AWN/ABrasileiro82KG8F2018
16004Edson AntonioWPts: 6x0Brasileiro82KG8F2018
16286Thomas KeenanWPts: 2x2, AdvWorld Champ.82KGR22018
16295Jonathan SatavaJonathan SatavaWPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Champ.82KG8F2018
16497Henrique RussiWPts: 10x0SP BJJ Pro94KGSF2018
16804Christofer BiudeWN/AVitoria Open88KGSF2018
17186Joao MarceloWPointsSao Paulo Open88KG4F2018
17187Edson OliveiraWPointsSao Paulo Open88KGSF2018
18645Andrey MartinsWN/ASouth Brazilian88KG4F2019
18647Joao OliveiraWChoke from backSouth Brazilian88KGSF2019
18786Leo BritoWSubmissionC. Podio Trials85KG4F2019
18787Romulo AzevedoRomulo AzevedoWAdvC. Podio Trials85KGSF2019
18788Brenno NovaesWPts: 0x0, AdvC. Podio Trials85KGF2019
19171Matheus GodoyWBotinhaPan American88KG8F2019
19812Icaro VidalWAdvBrasileiro88KGR12019
19815Yohanan PereiraWTriangle armbarBrasileiro88KGR22019
19984Fabio AgostinoWN/AMiami Spring Open88KGSF2019
19985Raphael CadelaWN/AMiami Spring Open88KGF2019
20150Murilo SantanaMurilo SantanaWPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Champ.88KGR12019

Ruan Oliveira at Minas Gerais State Championship (2014)

Ruan Oliveira vs Cantidio Sentena (2014)

Guard Passing Instructional by Lucas Lepri

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