Roberto Traven

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Roberto Traven
Roberto Traven gi.jpg
Born (1968-09-16) September 16, 1968 (age 45)
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Other names Spider
Nationality Brazilian
Height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight 227 lb (103 kg; 16.2 st)
Division Heavyweight
Style Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Fighting out of Atlanta, Georgia
Rank 6th degree black belt in BJJ
Mixed martial arts record
Total 11
Wins 6
By submission 4
By decision 2
Losses 4
By knockout 2
By submission 1
By decision 1
Draws 1
Other information
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Roberto "Spider" Traven (born September 16, 1968) is a retired Brazilian mixed martial artist whose fighting style is based in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and submission wrestling.

Biography[edit]

Born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in 1968, Traven began training in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu at the age of 16. He earned his black belt in only 4 years of training. Traven was one of the early UFC competitors, fighting in UFC 11 vs. Dave Berry and in UFC 34 vs. Frank Mir.

Traven was the 1999 Abu Dhabi open class champion and has taken first place twice in the World Jiu-Jitsu Championship. Traven is a 6th degree black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.

Titles[edit]

  • First Place - Brazilian National Championship - 1995
  • First Place - Brazilian Team Championship - 1995
  • First Place - Brazilian Team Championship – 1996
  • First Place - AFC Russia Ultimate Fighting – 1997
  • First Place - World Jiu-Jitsu Championship – 1998
  • First Place - open class in the ADCC Submission Wrestling World Championship (grappling) – 1999
  • First Place - Brazilian Team Championship – 1999
  • First Place - World Jiu-Jitsu Championship – 1999
  • First Place - Rings Japan – 2000
  • Second Place - Super fight in the ADCC Submission Wrestling World Championship (grappling) – 2000
  • Second Place - Masters World Championship– 2002
  • First Place - Master's World Cup super heavy-weight – 2002
  • First Place - Master's World Cup open class – 2002
  • First Place - Master's World Cup heavy weight – 2003
  • First Place - Pan Ams open and super heavy weight division (class Senior I) - 2006
  • First Place - Pan American Senior II Heavy Weight division - 2010
  • Third Place - ADCC Trials New Jersey Adult division - 2011

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 6–4–1 John Salter KO (punches) Adrenaline MMA 3 June 13, 2009 1 2:15 Birmingham, Alabama, United States
Draw 6–3–1 Yukiya Naito Draw Warriors Realm 3 March 15, 2005 3 5:00 Brisbane, Australia
Loss 6–3 Elvis Sinosic KO (punch) Warriors Realm 1 September 3, 2004 2 0:35 Queensland, Australia
Loss 6–2 Frank Mir Submission (armbar) UFC 34 November 2, 2001 1 1:05 Las Vegas, Nevada
Win 6–1 Mikhail Borissov Decision (unanimous) Rings: King of Kings 2000 Block A October 9, 2000 2 5:00 Tokyo, Japan
Loss 5–1 Dave Menne Decision (unanimous) Rings: King of Kings 2000 Block A October 9, 2000 3 5:00 Tokyo, Japan
Win 5–0 Gueorguiev Tzvetkov Decision (majority) Rings: Millennium Combine 2 June 15, 2000 2 5:00 Tokyo, Japan
Win 4–0 Maxim Tarasov Submission (rear naked choke) Absolute Fighting Championship 2 April 30, 1997 1 2:47 Moscow, Russia Won IAFC 2 Day 1 Tournament
Win 3–0 Leonid Efremov Submission (punches) Absolute Fighting Championship 2 April 30, 1997 1 2:54 Moscow, Russia
Win 2–0 Artyom Vilgulevsky Submission (rear naked choke) Absolute Fighting Championship 2 April 30, 1997 1 2:28 Moscow, Russia
Win 1–0 Dave Berry Submission (strikes) UFC 11 September 20, 1996 1 1:23 Augusta, Georgia, United States

References[edit]

  1. International Federation of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. World Championship, Results. ibjjf.com. URL last accessed April 21, 2007.
  2. Ultimate Fighting Championship. UFC Home Page, Past UFC Events. URL last accessed April 21, 2007.

External links[edit]