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Saulo Ribeiro

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Saulo Ribeiro is a judo and Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt under Royler Gracie, being widely regarded as one of the greatest grapplers to have ever competed in the sport. A 5-time world champion, Saulo is also a record holder of world titles in different weight classes (4) as well as a 2x ADCC champion – arguably the most important no-gi tournament in the world. Saulo and his younger brother Alexandre Ribeiro founded Ribeiro Jiu-Jitsu, one of the most respected associations in this martial art.

Saulo Ribeiro Jiu-Jitsu

Full Name: Saulo Mendonca Ribeiro Filho

Lineage: Mitsuyo Maeda > Carlos Gracie > Helio Gracie > Royler Gracie > Saulo Ribeiro

Main Achievements:

  • 1st Place ADCC World Championship (2000 / 2003)
  • 1st Place IBJJF World Championship (1997 / 1998 / 1999 / 2000 / 2002)
  • 1st Place IBJJF World Championship No-Gi (2008)
  • 1st Place IBJJF World Masters Championship (2014 Master 2, 2015/2016** Master 3)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Masters & Seniors Championship (2012**/2013** Senior 1)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Pans Championship (1998**)

* Absolute
** Weight and absolute

Weight Division: Peso Médio, Meio Pesado & Pesado

Favorite Technique: Kouchi Gari (Throw) and Choke from the Mount Position.

Team/Association: Gracie Humaita and Ribeiro Jiu-jitsu Association

Saulo Ribeiro Biography

Saulo Ribeiro was born on July 2, 1974, in Manaus, Brazil. He started training Jiu-Jitsu when he was 15 years old as a way to complement his Judo game with submissions, his first instructor was Fabio Monteiro in the Academia Monteiro.

In December 1991 Saulo Ribeiro moved away from his home town to pursue his academic career in Rio de Janeiro, where he joined the Gracie Humaitá academy, being coached by Royler Gracie, the man who would award Saulo his black belt 4 years later (on the 27th of November 1995), shortly after Saulo won his first Brazilian national title in the lightweight brown belt division. Saulo also tried his luck in Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) in 1996, with two more sporadic occasions (in 2000 and 2002) obtaining a 2-1 record (2 wins by submission) fighting against seasoned veterans. These, however, were seen as ‘tests’ as his focus remained with grappling.

On the year of 2007 the Ribeiro brothers joined forces with their Master, Royler Gracie, and founded the University of Jiu-Jitsu a space where they shared their knowledge of jiu-jitsu and the “Bushido” way, a more traditional view of the martial arts way of life focussing not only on the technical aspect of the sport but also the values that are the foundation of most martial arts, such as attitude, discipline, honor, and respect.

Today, Saulo Ribeiro is considered one of the best coaches in the grappling scene with academies spread throughout the world and over 2000 students training under the Ribeiro Jiu-Jitsu Association, plus over 100 students in the University of Jiu Jitsu camp. He has also formed and graduated over 30 Black Belts.

In August 2015, Saulo Ribeiro received the 5th degree on his black belt from the hands of Robson Gracie, president of Rio de Janeiro’s BJJ federation (FJJRio).

Jiu Jitsu Record

Please note this is not a complete record of Saulo Ribeiro’s jiu-jitsu matches, these are relating solely to his adult black belt career, and only in the most significant tournaments.

Saulo Ribeiro Grappling Record

70 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    44 (63%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    11 (16%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    10 (14%)
  • BY DECISION
    3 (4%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    2 (3%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

10 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
RNC
30
3
#86e620
Armbar
10
1
#5AD3D1
Choke from back
10
1
#d1212a
Submission
10
1
#fad11b
Choke
10
1
#f58822
Bow and arrow
10
1
#224aba
Katagatame
10
1
#ff9124
Triangle-armbar
10
1
10
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
21 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    12 (57%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    2 (10%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    5 (24%)
  • BY DECISION
    1 (5%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    1 (5%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

5 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
Armbar
20
1
#86e620
Baseball choke
20
1
#5AD3D1
Kneebar
20
1
#d1212a
Cross choke
20
1
#fad11b
Toe hold
20
1
5
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Saulo Ribeiro Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
77Roberto RoletaRoberto RoletaLReferee DecisionPan American88KGF1996
81Roberto CorreaRoberto CorreaLPts: 4x2Pan AmericanABSSF1996
88Roberto RoletaRoberto RoletaLArmbarBrasileiro88KGF1996
123Mario SperryMario SperryLPointsWorld Champ.ABSR21997
340Jeff MonsonLAdvADCC99KGF1999
531Sanae KikutaLPts: 3x0ADCC88KGF2001
564Ricardo AronaRicardo AronaLPts: 2x0ADCCABS4F2001
583Fernando MargaridaFernando MargaridaLPts: 2x0World Champ.ABSF2001
598Fernando MargaridaFernando MargaridaLBaseball chokeWorld Champ.88KGF2001
703Marcio CruzMarcio CruzLPts: 2x0World Champ.ABSF2002
821Dean ListerDean ListerLKneebarADCCABS4F2003
1091Fernando MargaridaFernando MargaridaLPts: 4x2World Cup94KGSF2004
1190Demian MaiaDemian MaiaLPts: 0x0, PenADCC88KGSF2005
1251Ronaldo SouzaRonaldo SouzaLPts: 8x0World Cup88KGSF2005
1266Gabriel NapaoLPts: 5x0World CupO75KG4F2005
1323Roger GracieRoger GracieLCross chokeWorld Champ.ABSSF2005
1572Pablo PopovitchPablo PopovitchLPts: 0x0, AdvGQ All Star Pro81KGF2007
1685Mike FowlerMike FowlerLToe holdADCC77KG4F2007
1753Romulo BarralRomulo BarralLPts: 6x0World Champ.88KGF2007
2286Fabricio WerdumFabricio WerdumLPointsADCCO99KGSF2009
2288Jeff MonsonLPointsADCCO99KG3RD2009
85UnknownWPointsBrasileiro88KG4F1996
87Ricardo HerriottWPointsBrasileiro88KGSF1996
115Guilherme SantosWAdvWorld Champ.82KG4F1997
117Rony RusticoWAdvWorld Champ.82KGSF1997
118Nino SchembriNino SchembriWAdvWorld Champ.82KGF1997
134Ricardo AmericanoWPointsCopa PeleN/ASPF1997
189Ze MarcelloWPts: 2x0Super LigaABS4F1998
191Ismael SousaWPts: 13x0Super LigaABSSF1998
193Leo DallaLeo DallaWPts: 3x0Super LigaABSF1998
228Anderson XavierWPointsWorld Champ.94KG4F1998
230Murilo BustamanteMurilo BustamanteWAdvWorld Champ.94KGSF1998
231Fabio GurgelFabio GurgelWPts: 2x0World Champ.94KGF1998
249Fabio GurgelFabio GurgelWAdvOscar de JJ94KGSPF1998
288Marcelo HertzWAdvWorld Champ.88KGR11999
289Givanildo SantanaGivanildo SantanaWAdvWorld Champ.88KG4F1999
290Ze MarcelloWAdvWorld Champ.88KGSF1999
292Roberto RoletaRoberto RoletaWAdvWorld Champ.88KGF1999
333Mourat OzovWChokeADCC99KGR11999
337Vernon WhiteWPts: 16x0ADCC99KG4F1999
338Murilo BustamanteMurilo BustamanteWPts: 5x0ADCC99KGSF1999
398Roberto FerreiraWPointsWorld Champ.100KGR12000
399Adilson LimaWPointsWorld Champ.100KG4F2000
400Gabriel GonzagaGabriel GonzagaWPointsWorld Champ.100KGSF2000
401Daniel SimoesDaniel SimoesWPointsWorld Champ.100KGF2000
432Jerry BolanderWPts: 2x0ADCC88KGR12000
436Dave MenneWRNCADCC88KG4F2000
438Sasha SavkoWPts: 3x2ADCC88KGSF2000
439Ricardo LiborioRicardo LiborioWPenADCC88KGF2000
520Travis LutterTravis LutterWPts: 2x0ADCC88KGR12001
526R. AndersonWPointsADCC88KG4F2001
529Nino SchembriNino SchembriWPenADCC88KGSF2001
560T. YanoWPts: 11x2ADCCABSR12001
594Roger CoelhoRoger CoelhoWPointsWorld Champ.88KG4F2001
597Murilo RuppWPointsWorld Champ.88KGSF2001
669Fabio NascimentoFabio NascimentoWPointsWorld Champ.88KG4F2002
670Marcel LouzadoMarcel LouzadoWPts: 4x0World Champ.88KGSF2002
672Erik WanderleiWPts: 7x0World Champ.88KGF2002
689Fabio NascimentoFabio NascimentoWBow and arrowWorld Champ.ABSR12002
697Roberto CorreaRoberto CorreaWPts: 4x2World Champ.ABS4F2002
701Gabriel GonzagaGabriel GonzagaWPts: 3x0World Champ.ABSSF2002
788Yuki SasakiWPointsADCC88KGR12003
792Rodrigo CompridoRodrigo CompridoWPts: 2x0ADCC88KG4F2003
794David TerrellDavid TerrellWReferee DecisionADCC88KGSF2003
795Ronaldo SouzaRonaldo SouzaWPts: 3x0ADCC88KGF2003
817Jeff MonsonWReferee DecisionADCCABSR12003
834UnknownWRNCArnold Classic88KGNA2003
835R. Lovato JrWKatagatameArnold Classic88KGNA2003
1090Fabio NascimentoFabio NascimentoWPointsWorld Cup94KG4F2004
1116Jason MillerWPointsGQ Pro 16ABSN/A2005
1117Rafael BarbosaRafael BarbosaWPts: 3x0GQ Pro 16ABS4F2005
1119David AvellanWPointsGQ Pro 16ABSSF2005
1183L. PapadopoulisWPts: 3x0ADCC88KGR12005
1187Jorge PatinoJorge PatinoWPts: 10x0ADCC88KG4F2005
1192Dennis HallmanWTriangle-armbarADCC88KG3PLC2005
1481Jake ShieldsJake ShieldsWPts: 2x1LA Sub-XABSSPF2006
1567Kamal ShalorusWPts: 0x0, AdvGQ All Star Pro81KG4F2007
1570Marcel LouzadoMarcel LouzadoWPts: 6x2GQ All Star Pro81KGSF2007
1633Marcelo BragaWArmbarPan American88KG4F2007
1634Ailton BarbosaWChoke from backPan American88KGSF2007
1635Cassio WerneckCassio WerneckWPointsPan American88KGF2007
1683Takefuni HanaiWSubmissionADCC77KGR12007
1750Raphael Abi-RihanRaphael Abi-RihanWPts: 4x0World Champ.88KG4F2007
1751Tarsis HumphreysTarsis HumphreysWPts: 2x2, AdvWorld Champ.88KGSF2007
1785Edson DinizEdson DinizWRNCNoGi Pan Am.88KGSF2007
1786Romulo BarralRomulo BarralWReferee DecisionNoGi Pan Am.88KGF2007
2011Jason BukichWPts: 8x0NoGi Worlds88KG4F2008
2014Igor GracieWPts: 7x0NoGi Worlds88KGSF2008
2015Gregor GracieGregor GracieWPts: 3x0NoGi Worlds88KGF2008
2280Kouji KanechikaWPointsADCCO99KGR12009
2283Romulo BarralRomulo BarralWPointsADCCO99KG4F2009
5848Rodrigo CompridoRodrigo CompridoD---Metamoris 4ABSSPF2014

Picture taken by William Burkhardt of BJJPix.

Saulo Ribeiro vs. Edson Diniz

Saulo Ribeiro Highlight

 

Submission Back Attacks Instructional by John Danaher

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