Ricardo Evangelista

Ricardo Evangelista is a top Brazilian Jiu Jitsu black belt under master Julio Cesar from the Grappling Fight Team (GFT) and one of the best super heavyweights in BJJ having won several important tournaments at the top level such as the Brazilian Nationals and the Rio Open.

Ricardo Evangelista Jiu Jitsu

Full Name: Ricardo Ferreira Evangelista

Lineage: Mitsuyo Maeda > Luis França > Oswaldo Fadda > Monir Salomão > Julio Cesar Pereira > Ricardo Evangelista

Main Achievements:

  • World Champion (2003 blue – IBJJF)
  • 2x Rio Open Champion (2010, 2011 absolute – CBJJ)
  • 3x Brazilian Champion (2003 blue, 2004 purple, 2011 black – CBJJ)
  • Pan American Champiom (2009 CBJJE)
  • World Pro Cup Trials Champion – Rio de Janeiro (2012)
  • NAGA Dallas Champion (2012)
  • Mercosul Champion (2009 CBJJE)
  • Brazilian National Silver Medallist (2002 blue – CBJJ)
  • World Pro Cup 3rd Place (2012 absolute – UAEJJ)
  • Pan American Silver Medallist (2012 – IBJJF)

Weight Division: Super Heavyweight (Under 100kg/221lbs)

Favourite Position/Technique: Closed Guard

Team/Association: GFT (Grappling Fight Team)

Ricardo Evangelista Biography

Ricardo Evangelista was born on the 6th of April, 1986 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He started practicing Jiu Jitsu when he was 13 years old by his brother’s influence, who convinced him to come to a class, after his first BJJ session, Ricardo was hooked.

His first instructors were Alexandre Barauna and Bruno Cunha who awarded Ricardo his Blue and purple belt. Evangelista then changed to the UGF (Universidade Gama Filho) team which later changed it’s name to GFT (Grappling Fight Team). There Ricardo Evangelista started being taught by Julio Cesar and Marcus Bello who awarded Evangelista his black belt at the age of 22.

Ricardo Evangelista vs Antonio Bujão

Ricardo Evangelista vs Antonio Carlos

Ricardo Evangelista Highlight

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