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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:

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

30 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    7 (23%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    2 (7%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    20 (67%)
  • BY DECISION
    0 (0%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    1 (3%)

20 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Choke from back
15
3
#86e620
Botinha
15
3
#5AD3D1
Bow and arrow
15
3
#d1212a
Arm in ezekiel
10
2
#fad11b
Armbar
10
2
#f58822
Toe hold
10
2
#224aba
Wrislock
5
1
#ff9124
Triangle armbar
5
1
#bf1f6c
Crussifix choke
5
1
#22c9a5
Triangle
5
1
#fad223
Wristlock
5
1
20
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
18 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    6 (33%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    2 (11%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    10 (56%)
  • 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
7443Diogo SampaioDiogo SampaioLChoke from backBrazil Nat. Pro RJ94KGF2015
7481Jaime CanutoJaime CanutoLArmbarRio Winter OpenABS4F2015
8076Romulo AzevedoRomulo AzevedoLRNCBrasileiro NoGi85KG4F2015
8421Gustavo AdolfoLWristlockGrand Slam - Rio94KGSF2015
8896Paulo LedesmaLAdvRio Summer Open88KG4F2016
8913Cassio FrancisCassio FrancisLKneebarRio Summer OpenABSF2016
9032Romulo BarralRomulo BarralLCross chokePan American88KG8F2016
9492Patrick GaudioPatrick GaudioLPts: 7x0Brasileiro88KGSF2016
9535Rodrigo CavacaRodrigo CavacaLBotinhaBrasileiroABS8F2016
9606Roberto AbreuRoberto AbreuLKimuraMiami Spring OpenABSSF2016
9733Tarsis HumphreysTarsis HumphreysLPts: 2x0World Champ.88KG8F2016
9858Erberth SantosErberth SantosLFlying triangleSP BJJ Pro94KGF2016
9930Victor BomfimLAdvRio Winter OpenABSR22016
9960Patrick GaudioPatrick GaudioLPointsRio Winter Open88KGSF2016
10501Diego RamalhoDiego RamalhoLPointsBrasileiro NoGi85KGSF2016
10510Fabio CaloiFabio CaloiLPointsBrasileiro NoGiABS4F2016
10896Vinicius MarinhoVinicius MarinhoLPts: 13x2Indoor Black Belt88KGF2016
11286Marcelo MafraLFootlockADCC RJ77KGR12017
7439Sidney RamosWArm in ezekielBrazil Nat. Pro RJ94KG4F2015
7442Gio. DellameaWPts: 13x0Brazil Nat. Pro RJ94KGSF2015
7480unknownWChoke from backRio Winter OpenABS8F2015
8419Hernandes SilvaWPts: 5x0Grand Slam - Rio94KG4F2015
8423Nalmir GuimaraesWPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam - Rio94KG3RD2015
8594Wagner MunizWArmbarConfere 994KGSPF2016
8595UnknownWChoke from backConde Koma Cup94KGSF2016
8596George MelloWWrislockConde Koma Cup94KGF2016
8597Romulo CajuWBotinhaRei do Rio FJJRJ94KGSF2016
8598George MelloWArmbarRei do Rio FJJRJ94KGF2016
8906Luiz FelipeWChoke from backRio Summer OpenABSR12016
8907Diogo AlmeidaDiogo AlmeidaWPointsRio Summer OpenABS4F2016
8911Luan CarvalhoLuan CarvalhoWPts: 2x2, AdvRio Summer OpenABSSF2016
9026Juan CleberWBotinhaPan American88KGR12016
9482Paulo CarvalhoWBow and arrowBrasileiro88KGR12016
9487Giacomo ZaniniWToe holdBrasileiro88KG8F2016
9491Rodrigo FajardoRodrigo FajardoWPts: 2x0Brasileiro88KG4F2016
9526Alex AparecidoWDQBrasileiroABSRD2016
9600Victor SchollerWArm in ezekielMiami Spring Open94KGSF2016
9601Vitor ToledoVitor ToledoWPts: 10x4Miami Spring Open94KGF2016
9605Felipe CesarFelipe CesarWPts: 6x4Miami Spring OpenABS4F2016
9729Inacio NetoInacio NetoWTriangle armbarWorld Champ.88KGR12016
9857Romes JuniorWBotinhaSP BJJ Pro94KGSF2016
9929UnknownWBow and arrowRio Winter OpenABSR12016
9957J. CarlosWCrussifix chokeRio Winter Open88KGR12016
9958Paulo CarvalhoWToe holdRio Winter Open88KG4F2016
10497Fabio OliveiraWTriangleBrasileiro NoGi85KG4F2016
10893Diego D.WPts: 3x0Indoor Black Belt88KGR12016
10894BrunoWWristlockIndoor Black Belt88KG4F2016
10895Carlos EduardoWBow and arrowIndoor Black Belt88KGSF2016

Ruan Oliveira at Minas Gerais State Championship (2014)

Ruan Oliveira vs Cantidio Sentena (2014)

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