Rodolfo Vieira (fighter)

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Rodolfo Vieira
Rodolfo Vieira and E.Zenkevich.JPG
BornRodolfo Vieira Srour
(1989-09-25) September 25, 1989 (age 30)
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Other namesThe Black Belt Hunter
ResidenceOrlando, Florida, United States
NationalityBrazilian
Height5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight185 lb (84 kg; 13 st 3 lb)
DivisionMiddleweight
StyleBrazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Wrestling
StanceOrthodox
Fighting out ofOrlando, Florida, United States
TeamFusion X-Cel [1]
RankBlack belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under Julio César Pereira[2]
Years active2017-present
Mixed martial arts record
Total6
Wins6
By knockout1
By submission5
Losses0
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog
Rodolfo Vieira
Medal record
Representing  Brazil
Grappling
ADCC Submission Wrestling World Championship
Gold medal – first place 2015 São Paulo -99kg
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
World Championship
Gold medal – first place 2011 California, USA -94kg
Gold medal – first place 2011 California, USA Absolute
Gold medal – first place 2012 California, USA -94kg
Gold medal – first place 2013 California, USA -94kg
Silver medal – second place 2013 California, USA Absolute
Gold medal – first place 2014 California, USA -100kg
Silver medal – second place 2014 California, USA Absolute
World Cup
Gold medal – first place 2009 Abu Dhabi, UAE -92kg
Gold medal – first place 2011 Abu Dhabi, UAE -92kg
Gold medal – first place 2011 Abu Dhabi, UAE Absolute
Gold medal – first place 2012 Abu Dhabi, UAE -94kg
Gold medal – first place 2012 Abu Dhabi, UAE Absolute
Gold medal – first place 2013 Abu Dhabi, UAE -94kg
Silver medal – second place 2013 Abu Dhabi, UAE Absolute
Gold medal – first place 2014 Abu Dhabi, UAE -100kg
Silver medal – second place 2014 Abu Dhabi, UAE Absolute
Pan American Championship
Gold medal – first place 2011 California, USA -94kg
Gold medal – first place 2011 California, USA Absolute
European Championship
Gold medal – first place 2012 Lisbon, Portugal -94kg
Gold medal – first place 2012 Lisbon, Portugal Absolute

Rodolfo Vieira Srour (born September 25, 1989 in Rio de Janeiro) is a Brazilian mixed martial artist currently signed with the Ultimate Fighting Championship, where he competes in the middleweight division.

Vieira is a four time Brazilian Jiu Jitsu World Champion[3] and a seven time World Cup champion.[4][5] Rodolfo's Jiu-Jitsu style displays a very diverse set of skills, allied with a fast pace guard passing style, great cardio and huge physical prowess, making him the most dominant Heavyweight in Jiu-Jitsu's recent years by completely dominating most of his fights. He is highly regarded for his guard passing skills. His recurrent matches with Marcus Almeida are among Jiu-Jitsu's most famous rivalries.

Background[edit]

Born in Rio de Janeiro, Rodolfo started training under Arlans Maia when he was 13, because he felt overweight. A few years later he joined the Gama Filho team (now Grappling Fight Team) under Julio Cesar Pereira, as a purple belt, where he would go on to receive his brown and black belts.[6]

Grappling career[edit]

Rodolfo first made an impression on the international scene in 2009, by winning the World Cup Brazilian north trials as a brown belt in a mixed brown and black belt division. He went on to win his division World Cup with a victory over two-time world champion Braulio Estima, whilst he was still a brown belt, this earned him the nickname "black belt hunter". After promotion to black belt, injury sidelined him throughout most of 2010. He returned in 2011 at the black belt division, first winning his division and the absolute [7] at the Pan American Championships then repeating the feat at the World Cup and then the World Championships, he faced Bernardo Faria in five out of the six finals. Vieira would go on to compete at the 2011 ADCC Submission Wrestling World Championship, after defeating Joseph Lee Blaize and Antonio Peinado, he lost by heel hook to Dean Lister, in the semi-finals. In 2012 after winning double gold at the European Championships and the World Cup again, he went on to the World Championships. He suffered a defeat to Marcus Almeida in the quarter-finals of absolute division,[8] he went on to defeat Xande Ribeiro to win his weight class for a second time. In 2013 he competed in the Copa Podio in Brazil, where he won his weight division and the absolute. He then competed at the World Cup, where he won his weight division but came second in the absolute again losing to Marcus Almeida.[9] At the World Championships, Vieira retained his title in the -94 kg weight class but lost to Almeida in the final of the absolute. In 2014 in an effort to defeat Marcus Almeida Rodolfo put on more weight and moved up to the -100 kg weight class, at the 2014 World Cup he won his weight class defeating Luiz Panza in the final, but again was defeated by Marcus Almeida in the absolute final, however the match was much closer than their last previously contested matches.

Mixed martial arts career[edit]

Vieira retired from competing in jiu jitsu and transitioned to mixed martial arts together with his friend and rival Marcus Almeida in 2016.[10][11]

Ultimate Fighting Championship[edit]

After racking up a 5–0 record in Brazilian and Russian promotions, Vieira was signed by UFC in June 2019.[12]

Vieira made his debut at UFC, facing Oskar Piechota, at UFC on ESPN+ 14 on August 10, 2019.[13] He won the fight via an arm-triangle submission in round two.[14]

Vieira is expected to face Saparbek Safarov on March 7, 2020 at UFC 248.[15]


Championships and accomplishments[edit]

Grappling[edit]

  • IBJJF
    • IBJJF World Champion (weight and absolute weight classes) (2014/2013/2012/2011).[6]
    • IBJJF Pans Champion (weight and absolute weight classes) Champion (2011)[6]
    • IBJJF European Open Champion (weight and absolute weight classes) (2012)[6]
    • IBJJF World Championship Runner-up (absolute weight class) (2014/2013/2012)[6]
    • Copa Pódio
    • Copa Pódio Champion (2014/2013)[6]
    • IBJJF Europea
    • IBJJF European Open Champion (weight and absolute weight classes)(2012)[6]
    • UAEJJF Abu Dhabi
    • UAEJJF Abu Dhabi World Pro Champion (absolute weight class)(2014) [6]
    • UAEJJF Abu Dhabi World Pro Champion (weight and absolute weight classes)(2012/2011)[6]
    • CBJJ Brazilian
    • CBJJ Brazilian Champion (weight and absolute weight classes)(2008 purple belt)[6]
    • CBJJ Brazilian Champion (weight and absolute weight classes) ( 2007 blue belt)[6]

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Professional record breakdown
6 matches 6 wins 0 losses
By knockout 1 0
By submission 5 0
Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Win 6–0 Oskar Piechota Submission (arm-triangle choke) UFC Fight Night: Shevchenko vs. Carmouche 2 August 10, 2019 2 4:26 Montevideo, Uruguay
Win 5–0 Vitaliy Nemchinov Submission (rear-naked choke) ACA 96 June 8, 2019 1 2:01 Łódź, Poland
Win 4–0 Jacob Holyman-Tague Submission (rear-naked choke) ACB 88 June 16, 2018 1 3:51 Brisbane, Australia
Win 3–0 Alexander Neufang TKO (punches) ACB 82 March 9, 2018 1 3:42 São Paulo, Brazil Middleweight debut.
Win 2–0 Fagner Rakchal Submission (arm-triangle choke) Shooto Brazil 74 August 27, 2017 3 4:47 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Win 1–0 Daniyar Zarylbekov Submission (rear-naked choke) Arzalet Fighting Globe Championship 1 February 10, 2017 1 2:27 São Paulo, Brazil Light Heavyweight debut.

[16]

Grappling Record[edit]

Professional record breakdown
110 matches 100 wins 9 losses
By submission 68 1
By decision 31 8
By disqualification 1 0
Draws 1
Result Opponent Method Event Division Type Year
Win BrazilMahamed Aly Points Black Belt CBD -100kg Gi 2018
Win AustraliaKit Dale Submission Black Belt CBD -100kg Gi 2018
Loss BrazilJoão Gabriel Rocha opened the fight ADCC World Championship Absolute Nogi 2015
Win United StatesRafael Lovato Jr. Points (5-0) ADCC World Championship Absolute Nogi 2015
Win United StatesBenson Henderson Submission (kimura) ADCC World Championship Absolute Nogi 2015
Win BrazilFelipe Pena Referee Decision ADCC World Championship -99 kg Nogi 2015
Win BrazilXande Ribeiro Points ADCC World Championship -99 kg Nogi 2015
Win BrazilCassio Silva Points ADCC World Championship -99 kg Nogi 2015
Win United StatesAdam Sachnoff Submission (armbar) ADCC World Championship -99 kg Nogi 2015
Loss BrazilMarcus Almeida Points (0-2) World Championship Absolute Gi 2014
Win BrazilBernardo Faria Submission (armbar) World Championship Super Heavyweight Gi 2014
Win BrazilLeo Nogueira Submission (arm-triangle choke) World Championship Super Heavyweight Gi 2014
Win United StatesJames Puepolo Submission (choke) World Championship Super Heavyweight Gi 2014
Win United StatesHarlan Berk Submission (choke) World Championship Super Heavyweight Gi 2014
Win BrazilBernardo Faria Submission (wrist lock) World Championship Absolute Gi 2014
Win DenmarkAlexander Trans Submission (choke) World Championship Absolute Gi 2014
Win United StatesSean Roberts Submission (choke) World Championship Absolute Gi 2014
Win United StatesAJ Agazarm Submission (choke) World Championship Absolute Gi 2014
Loss BrazilMarcus Almeida Points (0-2) World Cup Absolute Gi 2014
Win BrazilAndré Galvão Submission (ezequiel choke) World Cup Absolute Gi 2014
Win BrazilLeandro Lo Submission (bow & arrow choke) World Cup Absolute Gi 2014
Win BrazilLuiz Panza Submission (choke) World Cup Absolute Gi 2014
Win BrazilLuiz Panza Submission (armbar) World Cup Super Heavyweight Gi 2014
Win BrazilLucio Rodrigues Points (7-0) World Cup Super Heavyweight Gi 2014
Win BrazilAntonio Braga Neto Submission (armbar) World Cup Super Heavyweight Gi 2014
Win United KingdomLuke Costello Submission (bow & arrow choke) World Cup Super Heavyweight Gi 2014
Win BrazilLeandro Lo Submission (choke) Copa Podio Absolute Gi 2014
Win BrazilTravis Stevens Submission (choke) Copa Podio Absolute Gi 2014
Draw BrazilLeandro Lo Draw Copa Podio Absolute Gi 2014
Win United StatesAlan Belcher Submission (choke) Copa Podio Absolute Gi 2014
Win United Arab EmiratesFaisal Alkitbe Submission (choke) Copa Podio Absolute Gi 2014
Win BrazilAlexandre Souza Submission (armbar) Copa Podio Absolute Gi 2014
Win BrazilBraulio Estima Decision Metamoris II Superfight Gi 2013
Loss BrazilMarcus Almeida Points (2-6) World Championships Absolute Gi 2013
Win BrazilNivaldo Lima Submission (choke) World Championships Heavyweight Gi 2013
Win BrazilLeo Leite Submission (choke) World Championships Heavyweight Gi 2013
Win BrazilYuri Simoes Points (8-0) World Championships Heavyweight Gi 2013
Win United StatesJames Puopolo Submission (choke) World Championships Heavyweight Gi 2013
Win BrazilLeo Leite Submission (armbar) World Championships Absolute Gi 2013
Win BrazilJoão Rocha Submission (armbar) World Championships Absolute Gi 2013
Win BrazilAntonio Peinado Submission (armbar) World Championships Absolute Gi 2013
Win BrazilLucas Sachs Submission (armbar) World Championships Absolute Gi 2013
Win BrazilRicardo Abreu Advantages (3-0) Copa Podio Superfight Gi 2013
Win BrazilLeo Leite Submission (armbar) Copa Podio Superfight Gi 2013
Loss BrazilMarcus Almeida Points (2-7) World Cup Absolute Gi 2013
Win BrazilClaudio Calasans Points (9-0) World Cup Absolute Gi 2013
Win BrazilPedro Peres Submission (bow & arrow choke) World Cup Heavyweight Gi 2013
Win BrazilRoberto Alencar Points (11-0) World Cup Heavyweight Gi 2013
Win BrazilRodrigo Ribeiro Submission (triangle choke) World Cup Heavyweight Gi 2013
Win BrazilPedro Henrique Submission (ezekiel choke) World Cup Brazilian Trials Heavyweight Gi 2013
Win BrazilLeo Nogueira Advantages (3-1) Copa Podio Absolute Gi 2013
Win BrazilAlexandre Souza Submission (armbar) Copa Podio Absolute Gi 2013
Win BrazilXande Ribeiro Advantages (6-0) Copa Podio Absolute Gi 2013
Win United StatesKeenan Cornelius Points (10-0) Copa Podio Absolute Gi 2013
Win BrazilLeo Nogueira Points (9-0) Copa Podio Absolute Gi 2013
Win BrazilAlexandre Ceconi Submission (choke) Copa Podio Absolute Gi 2013
Win BrazilKim Terra Submission (armbar) Rockstrike Absolute Gi 2012
Win BrazilGilmar Oliveira Submission (choke) Rockstrike Absolute Gi 2012
Win BrazilTarsis Humphreys Points (16-0) Rockstrike Absolute Gi 2012
Win BrazilLuciano Gonçalves Submission (armbar) Rockstrike Absolute Gi 2012
Win BrazilLuis Roberto Pereira Submission (armbar) Rockstrike Absolute Gi 2012
Win BrazilEnrico Wesley Submission (choke) Brazil. Teams Heavyweight Gi 2012
Win BrazilKinter Moura Submission (armbar) Brazil. Teams Heavyweight Gi 2012
Win BrazilXande Ribeiro Advantages (4-0) World Championships Heavyweight Gi 2012
Win BrazilAlexandre Ceconi Submission (choke) World Championships Heavyweight Gi 2012
Win BrazilFabiano Souza Submission (armbar) World Championships Heavyweight Gi 2012
Win BrazilAlan Salgado Submission (cross choke) World Championships Heavyweight Gi 2012
Loss BrazilMarcus Almeida Points (7-8) World Championships Absolute Gi 2012
Win United StatesJames Puopolo Submission (choke) World Championships Absolute Gi 2012
Win BrazilDiego Vivaldi Submisison (cross choke) World Championships Absolute Gi 2012
Win BrazilAndré Galvão Points (4-2) World Cup Absolute Gi 2012
Win BrazilBernardo Faria Submission (cross choke) World Cup Absolute Gi 2012
Win BrazilMarcus Almeida Submission (bow & arrow choke) World Cup Absolute Gi 2012
Win BrazilRoberto Alencar Submission (armbar) World Cup Heavyweight Gi 2012
Win BrazilMarcelo Bernardo Submission (armbar) World Cup Heavyweight Gi 2012
Win BrazilCristiano Carioca Submission (choke) World Cup Heavyweight Gi 2012
Win BrazilLuiz Panza Submission (armbar) World Cup Brazilian Trials Heavyweight Gi 2012
Win BrazilLuís Felipe Submission (armbar) World Cup Brazilian Trials Heavyweight Gi 2012
Win BrazilPedro Borges Submission (armbar) World Cup Brazilian Trials Heavyweight Gi 2012
Win BrazilOtavio Countinho Disqualification (knee reap) World Cup Brazilian Trials Heavyweight Gi 2012
Win BrazilBernardo Faria Points (7-0) European Championship Absolute Gi 2012
Win BrazilRoberto Tussa Submission (ezekiel choke) European Championship Heavyweight Gi 2012
Win BrazilPaulo Tarcisio Submission (choke) European Championship Heavyweight Gi 2012
Win BrazilGabriel Kitober Submission (choke) European Championship Heavyweight Gi 2012
Win BrazilLucio Rodrigues Submission (ezekiel choke) European Championship Absolute Gi 2012
Win BrazilVictor Estima Submission (triangle choke) European Championship Absolute Gi 2012
Loss United StatesDean Lister Submission (heel hook) ADCC World Championship -99 kg Nogi 2011
Win BrazilAntonio Peinado Points (5-0) ADCC World Championship -99 kg Nogi 2011
Win United StatesJoseph Lee Baize Submission (armbar) ADCC World Championship -99 kg Nogi 2011
Win BrazilBernardo Faria Points (9-0) World Championship Absolute Gi 2011
Win BrazilBernardo Faria Points (3-0) World Championship Heavyweight Gi 2011
Win United StatesRafael Lovato Jr. Points (20-2) World Championship Heavyweight Gi 2011
Win BrazilGybson Sá Submission (armbar) World Championship Heavyweight Gi 2011
Win United StatesDustin Denes Points (26-0) World Championship Heavyweight Gi 2011
Win BrazilMarcus Almeida Submission (armbar) World Championship Absolute Gi 2011
Win BrazilSérgio Moraes Submission (armbar) World Championship Absolute Gi 2011
Win BrazilClaudio Calasans Submission (armbar) World Championship Absolute Gi 2011
Win BrazilAntionio Braga Neto Submission (choke) World Championship Absolute Gi 2011
Win United StatesMatt Jubera Submission (triangle choke) World Championship Absolute Gi 2011
Win BrazilBernardo Faria Points (3-0) Pan Championship Absolute Gi 2011
Win BrazilBernardo Faria Points (8-0) Pan Championship Heavyweight Gi 2011
Win BrazilDiego Herzog Submission (armbar) Pan Championship Heavyweight Gi 2011
Win BrazilLeo Nogueira Advantages (4-0) Pan Championship Heavyweight Gi 2011
Win BrazilMarcus Almeida Submission (Choke) Pan Championship Absolute Gi 2011
Win BrazilAntonio Peinado Submission (choke) Pan Championship Absolute Gi 2011
Win United StatesDan Simmler Submission (cross choke) Pan Championship Absolute Gi 2011
Win BrazilRafael Mendes Referee Decision World Cup Absolute Gi 2011
Win United StatesRafael Lovato Jr. Points World Cup Heavyweight Gi 2011
Win BrazilRafael Mendes Referee Decision Nogi World Cup Absolute Nogi 2011
Loss United StatesRafael Lovato Jr. Points Nogi World Cup Heavyweight Nogi 2011
Win BrazilAlexandre de Souza Points (14-0) Pan Championship xxx Gi 2010
Win BrazilAntonio Peinado Advantages (2-0) World Cup -92 kg Gi 2009
Win BrazilBraulio Estima Advantage (1-0) World Cup -92 kg Gi 2009
Loss BrazilAndré Galvão Points (0-8) ADCC 2009 Brazilian Trials -88 kg Nogi 2009
Win BrazilRicardo Seixas Submission (guillotine choke) ADCC 2009 Brazilian Trials -88 kg Nogi 2009

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References[edit]

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