Roberto Traven

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Roberto Traven
Roberto Traven gi.jpg
Born (1968-09-16) September 16, 1968 (age 48)
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Other names Spider
Residence Atlanta, Georgia
Nationality Brazilian
Height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight 227 lb (103 kg; 16.2 st)
Division Heavyweight
Style Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Team Roberto Traven BJJ
Rank 6th Degree Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
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. He was a sporty person growing up, it took him 16 years to find Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, but straight away he picked up tuition with one of the most highly decorated coaches of all time, Romero Cavalcanti AKA “Jacaré”. His natural ability for BJJ was clear from the get-go and the fact that he was obstinate made a recipe for a good fighter. Training 3 times per day alongside other historical figures such as Fabio Gurgel, Leo Vieira, Jamelão and many others, Traven managed to reach the grade of black belt within 4 years, an almost record breaking time frame in BJJ.[1]

Traven started coaching at the “Academia Strike”, and soon pulled out one of his students, Muzio de Angelis, to help him with the classes. The team grew strong, but the venue ended closing in 1997. Roberto Traven did not give up and he re-opened his academy, this time making his former student, Muzio, his associate naming the team “Academia Muzio & Traven”.[1]

Having started his MMA career in the United States in 1996 UFC 11 vs. Dave Berry and in UFC 34 vs. Frank Mir, Roberto Traven started seeing more and more of US territory as the years went by. Understanding that America had a great potential for jiu-jitsu, Roberto decided to leave the “Muzio & Traven” partnership a few years after he began it, and moved for long term to the US.[1]

Though his once promising MMA career died down after the turn of the millennium, due to a series of losses, Traven’s career as a BJJ instructor blossomed with several students, having also graduated some of the American students with the grade of black belt.[1]

Traven is currently sponsored by UK Jiu Jitsu apparel company, AESTHETIC.[2]

Roberto Traven BJJ are multiple time IBJFF Atlanta International Open Champions & 2016 Atlanta BJJ Pro Champions.[3][4][5][6][7][8][9]

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
  • First Place - World Master Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championship Heavy Weight Division (class Master IV) - 2014
  • First Place - Pan Ams open and super heavy weight division (class Master IV) - 2015

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

Grappling record[edit]

Result Opponent Method Event Gi/No-Gi Date Notes
Loss Jefferson Moura Submission (Triangle) World Jiu-Jitsu Championship (Mundials) - -94 kg Division semi finals Gi 2003 [10]
Win Charles Faria Points World Jiu-Jitsu Championship (Mundials) - -94 kg Division first round Gi 2003 [10]
Loss Tom Erickson N/A ADCC Submission Wrestling World Championship - +99 kg first round No-Gi 2001 [11]
Loss Mario Cruz Points ADCC Submission Wrestling World Championship - Absolute Division first round No-Gi 2001 [11]
Loss Mario Sperry Points ADCC Submission Wrestling World Championship - Super Fight No-Gi 2000 Sliver in ADCC Super Fight[12]
Win Hayato Sakurai Points (2x0) ADCC Submission Wrestling World Championship - Absolute Division finals No-Gi 1999 Wins Gold in Absolute[13]
Win Garth Taylor Points (5x0) ADCC Submission Wrestling World Championship - Absolute Division semi finals No-Gi 1999 [13]
Win Luis Roberto Points (6x0) ADCC Submission Wrestling World Championship - Absolute Division quarter finals No-Gi 1999 [13]
Win Fabiano Capoane Points (2x0) ADCC Submission Wrestling World Championship - Absolute Division first round No-Gi 1999 [13]
Loss Jeff Monson Points (0x3) ADCC Submission Wrestling World Championship - +99 kg Division semi finals No-Gi 1999 [13]
Win Jurie Rachel Submission ADCC Submission Wrestling World Championship - +99 kg Division first round No-Gi 1999 [13]
Win Andre Marques N/A World Jiu-Jitsu Championship (Mundials) - +100 kg Division semi finals/ finals Gi 1999 Wins Second Gold[10]
Win Minotauro Nogueira Points World Jiu-Jitsu Championship (Mundials) - +100 kg Division quarter finals Gi 1999 [10]
Win John Machado Points (10x0) World Jiu-Jitsu Championship (Mundials) - +100 kg Division finals Gi 1998 Wins First Gold[10]
Win Otavio Duarte Penalty World Jiu-Jitsu Championship (Mundials) - +100 kg Division semi finals Gi 1998 [10]
Win Roberto Godoi N/A World Jiu-Jitsu Championship (Mundials) - +100 kg Division quarter finals Gi 1998 [10]

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.

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