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Vinicius Liberati is a jiu-jitsu black belt under Cicero Costha, who first made a name for himself in this sport while competing in lower belt divisions, where he conquered numerous important titles of the International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation (IBJJF), the Confederação Brasileira de Jiu-Jitsu (CBJJ), and the Abu Dhabi Jiu-Jitsu Pro (AJP) leagues, including World, South American, and Brazilian National gold medals.

Vinicius Liberati Jiu-Jitsu

Full Name: Vinicius Liberati

Nickname: N/A

Lineage: Carlos Gracie > Helio Gracie > Rickson Gracie > Marcelo Behring > Waldomiro Perez > Roberto Godoi > Marco Barbosa > Cicero Costha > Vinicius Liberati

Main Achievements:

  • 1st Place BJJ Stars Confere (2023)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF World Championship (2024)
  • 2nd Place AJP Grand Slam RJN (2023)
  • 3rd Place AJP World Pro (2022)

Main Achievements (Colored Belts):

  • 1st Place CBJJ Brazilian Nationals (2018 blue, 2021 / 2022 brown)
  • 1st Place AJP World Pro (2022 brown)
  • 1st Place AJP Grand Slam RJN (2022 brown)
  • 1st Place IBJJF South American Championship (2021 brown)
  • 3rd Place CBJJ Brazilian Nationals (2019 purple)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF European Open (2019** purple)

Favorite Position/Technique: Open Guard

Weight Division: Super Pesado (100,50 kg / 222.0 lbs)

Team/Association: Fratres

Vinicius Liberati Biography

Vinicius Liberati was born on March 06, 1998, in Bariri, a municipality in the state of São Paulo, Brazil, where he grew up.

The first sport played by Liberati, competitively, was football (soccer) which he pursued from the age of 8 until 15. After he quit playing, Vinicius gained some weight and it was this that led him to a jiu-jitsu gym, in pursuit of getting back into shape.

Vinicius’ first instructor was Rafael Ultramare in Liberati’s hometown. Rafael and his brother, Rodrigo Ultramare graded Liberati from white to purple belt, up until the time when the young athlete met the universally acclaimed instructor Cicero Costha at a grappling tournament.

When Vinicius first met Costha, he was already mostly training jiu-jitsu under a full-time schedule and well aware of Cicero’s prowess as a coach as well as the success of his champions’ factory in the state’s capital. As such the young athlete asked Master Costha if he could visit his team headquarters in the future, a request that was accepted by the Brazilian master.

Once Liberati visited the Cicero Costha academy he knew this was the future he wanted for himself. He applied for Costha’s jiu-jitsu scholarship program and (once accepted, on January 2017), moved to São Paulo.

In 2019, while visiting Europe for a string of tournaments, Vinicius suffered an injury and discovered he has two herniated disks. The injury forced Liberati out of the practice room for a year and nearly forced him out of the sport altogether, but he managed to recover and re-enter the competition circuit by 2021.

Vinicius Liberati earned his black belt on May 14, 2022, on the podium steps of the Brazilian Nationals.

On May 2023, after over 6 years under Costha’s banner, Liberati announced his move to a new professional jiu-jitsu squad, Fratres.

Vinicius Liberati Grappling Record

35 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    23 (66%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    2 (6%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    5 (14%)
  • BY DECISION
    4 (11%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

5 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Katagatame
40
2
#86e620
Choke from back
40
2
#5AD3D1
Ezekiel
20
1
5
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
12 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    5 (42%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    1 (8%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    4 (33%)
  • BY DECISION
    1 (8%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    1 (8%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

4 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
Choke from back
50
2
#86e620
Short choke
25
1
#5AD3D1
Katagatame
25
1
4
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Vinicius Liberati Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
36424Catriel OliveiraCatriel OliveiraLPointsWorld Pro94KG4F2022
37230Kaynan DuarteKaynan DuarteLShort chokeEuropean OpenABS4F2023
37322Marcus RibeiroMarcus RibeiroLChoke from backEuropean Open100KG4F2023
39073Kaynan DuarteKaynan DuarteLChoke from backBJJ StarsABSR12023
39644Davi SouzaLPts: 2x0Brasileiro100KGR12023
40781Marcos CarrozzinoLPts: 1x0Grand Slam RJ94KGF2023
41088Leandro CarlosLPts: 2x0Brasileiro CBJJE94KGSF2023
44405Horlando MonteiroHorlando MonteiroLPts: 0x0, PenRio BJJ Pro94KGSF2023
45197Gabriel BrodGabriel BrodLReferee DecisionSP Open94KGSF2023
46468Adam WardzinskiAdam WardzinskiLPts: 4x0European Open94KG4F2024
49222Pedro MachadoPedro MachadoLPts: 0x0, AdvBrasileiro94KGSF2024
50322Adam WardzinskiAdam WardzinskiLKatagatameWorld Champ.94KGF2024
36059Henrique CabralWPointsRome Open100KG4F2022
36060Harry LosebyWPointsRome Open100KGSF2022
36061Julian StonjekWKatagatameRome Open100KGF2022
36298Igor SousaWPointsWP Qualifier94KG4F2022
36301Matheus MarquesWPts: 10x3WP Qualifier94KGSF2022
36303Renato CardosoRenato CardosoWPts: 2x1WP Qualifier94KGF2022
36430Basel FanousWPts: 13x0World Pro94KGRPC2022
36431Anton MinenkoWPts: 5x3World Pro94KGRPC2022
36432Javier BarterJavier BarterWPts: 6x2World Pro94KGRPC2022
36433Antonio CaiateWPts: 8x0World Pro94KG3RD2022
37214Tarik HopstockTarik HopstockWPts: 0x0, AdvEuropean OpenABSR12023
37320Vinicius LessaVinicius LessaWPts: 5x0European Open100KGR12023
39067Cleyton FloresWPts: 0x0, AdvBJJS ConfereABS4F2023
39069Herico HesleyWReferee DecisionBJJS ConfereABSSF2023
39070Gabriel VolanteGabriel VolanteWReferee DecisionBJJS ConfereABSF2023
40765Gabriel AntunesWPts: 6x1Grand Slam RJ94KGR12023
40767Igor SousaWPts: 7x6Grand Slam RJ94KG8F2023
40775Davi SouzaWPts: 3x1Grand Slam RJ94KG4F2023
40780Javier BarterJavier BarterWPts: 3x1Grand Slam RJ94KGSF2023
42203Juares SantosWEzekielFloripa WOO100KGSF2023
42206Leonardo BroccaWPts: 5x0Floripa WOABSR12023
42213Elionai BrazWPts: 2x0Floripa WOABS4F2023
42215Vinicius MartinsVinicius MartinsWKatagatameFloripa WOABSSF2023
42921Lucas LopesWChoke from backSul Americano94KGR12023
42928Marcos MartinsMarcos MartinsWPts: 2x0Sul Americano94KG4F2023
42930Hygor BritoHygor BritoWPts: 4x2Sul Americano94KGF2023
44398Leonardo LaraLeonardo LaraWChoke from backRio BJJ Pro94KGR12023
45122Hygor BritoHygor BritoWReferee DecisionCuritiba Pro94KGF2023
46463Javier BarterJavier BarterWPts: 2x0European Open94KGR12024
49214Italo LimaItalo LimaWInjuryBrasileiro94KG8F2024
49219Gabriel VolanteGabriel VolanteWReferee DecisionBrasileiro94KG4F2024
50305Javier BarterJavier BarterWPts: 9x2World Champ.94KGR12024
50314Dimitrius SouzaDimitrius SouzaWPts: 4x2World Champ.94KG8F2024
50319Patrick GaudioPatrick GaudioWPts: 2x0World Champ.94KG4F2024
50321Paulo MerlinWPts: 2x0World Champ.94KGSF2024
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