Rodolfo Vieira

Rodolfo Vieira is one of the top competitors in Jiu Jitsu‘s pesado weight division. A black belt under the illustrious Master Julio Cesar and fighting out of GF Team (Grappling Fight Team) in Rio de Janeiro, Rodolfo Vieira became an overnight sensation in 2009 after he won the World Pro Cup North Brazilian trials as a brown belt, being immediately labelled “The Black Belt Hunter” by BJJ’s media. Since then, Rodolfo Vieira has been awarded his black belt becoming the number 1 fighter in the world in 2011 after he won his weight division and the open weight division at both the Pan American and the World Jiu Jitsu Championship.

Rodolfo Vieira Jiu Jitsu

Full Name Rodolfo Vieira Srour
Nickname “Caçador dos Faixas Pretas” translated “The Black Belt Hunter”. The nickname was given after Rodolfo won the World Pro Cup Trials in the Brown/Black Belt Division, wining against several fights against distinguished black belts when he was still a Brown Belt.
Lineage Mitsuyo Maeda > Luis França > Oswaldo Fadda > Monir Salomão > Julio Cesar > Rodolfo Vieira

 

Main Achievements (Medals)

World Championships
2012 Gold Black belt Heavyweight
2011 Gold Black belt Heavyweight
2011 Gold Black belt Open weight
2008 Gold Brown belt Open weight
World Professional Jiu-Jitsu Cup
2012 Gold Black/brown belt U94kg
2012 Gold Black/brown belt Open weight
2011 Gold Black/brown belt U94kg
2011 Gold Black/brown belt Open weight
Pan American Championships
2011 Gold Black belt Heavyweight
2011 Gold Black belt Open weight
European Open
2012 Gold Black belt Heavyweight
2012 Gold Black belt Open weight
Brazilian National Championships
2008 Gold Purple belt Open weight
2008 Gold Purple belt Open weight
2007 Gold Blue belt Open weight
2007 Gold Blue belt Open weight
Copa Pódio
2013 Gold Black/brown belt Open Weight

 

Other Details

Weight Peso Pesado – Heavyweight (94kg-207lbs)
Favoured Position Knee slide guard pass, Armbar & Choke from Back
Team GF Team (Grappling Fight Team)
Merchandise Rodolfo Vieira Competition Kimono

Rodolfo Vieira Biography

Rodolfo Vieira was born on the 25th of September, 1989 in Rio de Janeiro – Brazil. Rodolfo started his training in jiu jitsu to lose weight when he was 13 years old with coaches Arlans Maia and Bruno Souza. Rodolfo Vieira trained and competed for the pair achieving blue belt status at this academy. Rodolfo decided to change to Universidade Gama filho (which would later change their name to GFTeam – Grappling Fight Team) in search for a more competitive atmosphere and challenging training partners. GFT became Rodolfo Vieira’s home from their own, being awarded his black belt by the Grappling Fight Team’s leader and head coach Master Julio Cesar Pereira, a man who was of extreme importance in Rodolfo Vieira’s rise to world champion status.

Rodolfo Vieira truly made a mark for himself  in the competitive world of jiu jitsu by 2009 after he won the the World Pro Jiu Jitsu Cup trials in Brazil. The division in which he was was a combined brown & black belt category, he managed to conquer achieve top spot as a brown belt against high level black belts with tons of experience in top tournaments. Rodolfo Vieira repeated the deed on January 2011, this time as an established black belt winning his weight and the open weight division in the Brazilian trials of the World Pro Jiu Jitsu Cup and also winning the finals in Abu Dhabi. That same year Rodolfo also conquered the Pan American and the World championships in his weight and the absolute weight divisions.

Rodolfo Vieira Grappling Record

Opponent Res. Method Tournament Weight Stage Year
Matt Jubera W Triangle Choke World Champ. Absolute Rd. 1 2011
C. Calasans W Armbar World Champ. Absolute Rd. 2 2011
Sergio Moraes W Armbar World Champ. Absolute ¼ Final 2011
Buchecha W Armbar World Champ. Absolute ½ Final 2011
Bernardo Faria W Points (9×0) World Champ. Absolute Final 2011
Dustin Denes W Points (26×0) World Champ. Pesado Round 2011
Gybson Sá W Armbar World Champ. Pesado ¼ Final 2011
Rafael Lovato W Points (20×2) World Champ. Pesado ½ Final 2011
Bernardo Faria W Points (3×0) World Champ. Pesado Final 2011
Joseph Lee Baize W Armbar ADCC -99kg Rd. 1 2011
Antonio Peinado W Points (5×0) ADCC -99kg ¼ Final 2011
Dean Lister L Injury (verbal tap) ADCC -99kg ½ Final 2011
Victor Estima W Triangle Choke Euro Open Absolute ¼ Final 2012
Lucio Lagarto W Ezekiel Choke Euro Open Absolute ½ Final 2012
Bernardo Faria W Points (7×0) Euro Open Absolute Final 2012
Roberto Tussa W Ezekiel Choke Euro Open Pesado Final 2012
Cristiano Carioca W Back Choke WPJJC -94kg ¼ Final 2012
Marcelo Bernardo W Armbar WPJJC -94kg ½ Final 2012
Roberto Alencar W Armbar WPJJC -94kg Final 2012
Buchecha W n/a WPJJC Absolute ¼ Final 2012
Bernardo Faria W Mount Choke WPJJC Absolute ½ Final 2012
Andre Galvao W Points (4×2) WPJJC Absolute Final 2012
Diego Vivalde W Mount Choke World Champ. Absolute Rd 2 2012
James Puopolo W Back Choke World Champ. Absolute Rd 3 2012
Marcus Almeida L Points (8×7) World Champ. Absolute ¼ Final 2012
Alan Salgado W Mount Choke World Champ. Pesado Semi 2012
Fabiano Souza W Armbar World Champ. Pesado ¼ Final 2012
Alexandre Ceconi W Back Choke World Champ. Pesado Semi 2012
Xande Ribeiro W Pts (2×2, Ad 4×0) World Champ. Pesado Final 2012
Kitner Moura W Armbar Brazil. Teams Pesado - 2012
Erico Wesley W Choke Brazil. Teams Pesado Final 2012
Tarsis Humpreys W Points (16×0) Rockstrike Absolute Semi 2013
Kim Terra W Armbar Rockstrike Absolute Final 2013
Alexandre Ceconi W Choke Copa Podio Absolute Group 2013
Leo Nogueira W Points (9×0) Copa Podio Absolute Group 2013
Keenan Cornelius W Points (10×0) Copa Podio Absolute Group 2013
Xandre Ribeiro W Adv (6×0) Copa Podio Absolute Group 2013
Alexandre Souza W Armbar Copa Podio Absolute Semi 2013
Leo Nogueira W Adv (3×1) Copa Podio Absolute Final 2013
Pedro Henrique W Back Choke WPJJC Trials U94 Semi 2013
M. Fernandes* W Closed Bracket WPJJC Trials U94 Final 2013

* Team Mate, closed bracket with Rodolfo Vieira

Rodolfo Vieira Fight Videos

Rodolfo Vieira vs Roberto Tussa Alencar

Rodolfo Vieira vs Lucio Lagarto

Rodolfo Vieira vs Diogo Araujo (2011)

Rodolfo Vieira vs Mario Reis (2010)

Rodolfo Vieira vs Ruben Charles

Rodolfo Vieira vs Claudio Calasans (2010)

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