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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:

  • FJJR Rio State Champion FJJ-Rio (2014**)
  • BJJ Tour Champion (2014**)
  • IBJJF Rio Summer Open 2nd Place (2016)
  • UAEJJF Brazil National Pro 2nd Place (2015)
  • IBJJF Sao Paulo BJJ Pro 2nd Place (2016)
  • UAEJJF Grand Slam Tour – RJ 3rd Place (2017/2015)
  • CBJJ Brazilian National Championship 3rd Place (2016)

Main Achievements:

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

46 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    13 (28%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    5 (11%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    25 (54%)
  • BY DECISION
    1 (2%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    2 (4%)

25 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Choke from back
20
5
#86e620
Armbar
12
3
#5AD3D1
Botinha
12
3
#d1212a
Bow and arrow
12
3
#fad11b
Toe hold
8
2
#f58822
Triangle
8
2
#224aba
Wristlock
8
2
#ff9124
Arm in ezekiel
8
2
#bf1f6c
Wrislock
4
1
#22c9a5
Triangle armbar
4
1
#fad223
Crussifix choke
4
1
25
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
27 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    11 (41%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    4 (15%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    12 (44%)
  • BY DECISION
    0 (0%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

12 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
RNC
8
1
#86e620
Wristlock
8
1
#5AD3D1
Kneebar
8
1
#d1212a
Cross choke
8
1
#fad11b
Botinha
8
1
#f58822
Kimura
8
1
#224aba
Flying triangle
8
1
#ff9124
Footlock
8
1
#bf1f6c
Triangle
8
1
#22c9a5
Submission
8
1
#fad223
Choke from back
8
1
#03861f
Armbar
8
1
12
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Ruan Oliveira Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
7558Diogo SampaioDiogo SampaioLChoke from backBrazil Nat. Pro RJ94KGF2015
7599Jaime CanutoJaime CanutoLArmbarRio Winter OpenABS4F2015
8216Romulo AzevedoRomulo AzevedoLRNCBrasileiro NoGi85KG4F2015
8563Gustavo AdolfoLWristlockGrand Slam RJ94KGSF2015
9057Paulo LedesmaLAdvRio Summer Open88KG4F2016
9074Cassio FrancisCassio FrancisLKneebarRio Summer OpenABSF2016
9193Romulo BarralRomulo BarralLCross chokePan American88KG8F2016
9655Patrick GaudioPatrick GaudioLPts: 7x0Brasileiro88KGSF2016
9698Rodrigo CavacaRodrigo CavacaLBotinhaBrasileiroABS8F2016
9768Roberto AbreuRoberto AbreuLKimuraMiami Spring OpenABSSF2016
9895Tarsis HumphreysTarsis HumphreysLPts: 2x0World Champ.88KG8F2016
10024Erberth SantosErberth SantosLFlying triangleSP BJJ Pro94KGF2016
10096Victor BomfimLAdvRio Winter OpenABSR22016
10126Patrick GaudioPatrick GaudioLPointsRio Winter Open88KGSF2016
10696Diego RamalhoDiego RamalhoLPointsBrasileiro NoGi85KGSF2016
10705Fabio CaloiFabio CaloiLPointsBrasileiro NoGiABS4F2016
11097Vinicius MarinhoVinicius MarinhoLPts: 13x2Indoor Black Belt88KGF2016
11538Marcelo MafraLFootlockADCC RJ77KGR12017
14054Luis NevesLPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam RJ85KG4F2017
15340Marcos GoulartLAdvRio Open88KGF2018
15345Erberth SantosErberth SantosLTriangleRio OpenABSSF2018
15740Yago SouzaYago SouzaLPointsBrasileiro82KG4F2018
16032Jaime CanutoJaime CanutoLPts: 2x0World Champ.82KG4F2018
16225Fellipe AndrewFellipe AndrewLSubmissionSP BJJ Pro94KGF2018
16505Claudio CalasansClaudio CalasansLPointsVitoria Open88KGF2018
16846Sandro VieiraLN/ASao Paulo Open88KGF2018
17553Matheus SpirandeliMatheus SpirandeliLPts: 6x0Grand Slam RJ85KGR22018
7554Sidney RamosWArm in ezekielBrazil Nat. Pro RJ94KG4F2015
7557Gio. DellameaWPts: 13x0Brazil Nat. Pro RJ94KGSF2015
7598unknownWChoke from backRio Winter OpenABS8F2015
8561Hernandes SilvaWPts: 5x0Grand Slam RJ94KG4F2015
8565Nalmir GuimaraesWPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam RJ94KG3RD2015
8743Wagner MunizWArmbarConfere 994KGSPF2016
8744UnknownWChoke from backConde Koma Cup94KGSF2016
8745George MelloWWrislockConde Koma Cup94KGF2016
8746Romulo CajuWBotinhaRei do Rio FJJRJ94KGSF2016
8747George MelloWArmbarRei do Rio FJJRJ94KGF2016
9067Luiz FelipeWChoke from backRio Summer OpenABSR12016
9068Diogo AlmeidaDiogo AlmeidaWPointsRio Summer OpenABS4F2016
9072Luan CarvalhoLuan CarvalhoWPts: 2x2, AdvRio Summer OpenABSSF2016
9187Juan CleberWBotinhaPan American88KGR12016
9645Paulo CarvalhoWBow and arrowBrasileiro88KGR12016
9650Giacomo ZaniniWToe holdBrasileiro88KG8F2016
9654Rodrigo FajardoRodrigo FajardoWPts: 2x0Brasileiro88KG4F2016
9689Alex AparecidoWDQBrasileiroABSRD2016
9762Victor SchollerWArm in ezekielMiami Spring Open94KGSF2016
9763Vitor ToledoVitor ToledoWPts: 10x4Miami Spring Open94KGF2016
9767Felipe CesarFelipe CesarWPts: 6x4Miami Spring OpenABS4F2016
9891Inacio NetoInacio NetoWTriangle armbarWorld Champ.88KGR12016
10023Romes JuniorWBotinhaSP BJJ Pro94KGSF2016
10095UnknownWBow and arrowRio Winter OpenABSR12016
10123J. CarlosWCrussifix chokeRio Winter Open88KGR12016
10124Paulo CarvalhoWToe holdRio Winter Open88KG4F2016
10693Fabio OliveiraWTriangleBrasileiro NoGi85KG4F2016
11094Diego D.WPts: 3x0Indoor Black Belt88KGR12016
11095BrunoWWristlockIndoor Black Belt88KG4F2016
11096Carlos EduardoWBow and arrowIndoor Black Belt88KGSF2016
14043Israel MotaWPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam RJ85KGR12017
14047Jose NunesWTriangleGrand Slam RJ85KGR22017
14050Alexandre CavaliereAlexandre CavaliereWReferee DecisionGrand Slam RJ85KG8F2017
14058Danilo PonteWWristlockGrand Slam RJ85KGRPC2017
14059Willian MartinsWPts: 6x4Grand Slam RJ85KGRPC2017
14060Luis NevesWDQGrand Slam RJ85KG3RD2017
15338Mateus FonsecaWChoke from backRio Open88KG4F2018
15339Romulo AzevedoRomulo AzevedoWChoke from backRio Open88KGSF2018
15343UnknownWArmbarRio OpenABS4F2018
15736Edson AntonioWPts: 6x0Brasileiro82KG8F2018
16016Thomas KeenanWPts: 2x2, AdvWorld Champ.82KGR22018
16025Jonathan SatavaJonathan SatavaWPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Champ.82KG8F2018
16223Henrique RussiWPts: 10x0SP BJJ Pro94KGSF2018
16504Christofer BiudeWN/AVitoria Open88KGSF2018
16844Joao MarceloWPointsSao Paulo Open88KG4F2018
16845Edson OliveiraWPointsSao Paulo Open88KGSF2018

Ruan Oliveira at Minas Gerais State Championship (2014)

Ruan Oliveira vs Cantidio Sentena (2014)

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