Rodrigo Medeiros

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Rodrigo "Comprido" Medeiros (born January 11, 1977 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) is a Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt. His nickname, Comprido, is Portuguese for "long" - a reference to his tall stature. Rodrigo began BJJ at the age of sixteen. He received his black belt from Rolls Gracie student, Romero "Jacaré" Cavalcanti, he also trained under Fernando 'Magrao' Gurgel and is one of a select group of Jiu-Jitsu competitors to have won the prestigious World Jiu-Jitsu Championship openweight titles twice. Rodrigo has also been a Jiu-Jitsu instructor to mixed martial arts fighters such as former UFC Heavyweight Champion Brock Lesnar, former Bellator Heavyweight Champion Cole Konrad, Pat Barry, and Chris Tuchscherer.

Biography[edit]

Comprido is one of the founding members of Team Brasa.[citation needed] Comprido appeared on the instructional DVD The Science of Jiu-Jitsu II with Demian Maia.

Comprido is often confused with the Carlson Gracie Sr Black Belt leader of the BJJ Revolution team Rodrigo Medeiros.[citation needed]

He currently resides in the Chicago area and owns and teaches at Comprido BJJ, a Brasa school, in Bloomingdale, Illinois.

Comprido founded the Brasa Jiu Jitsu camp in Buzios, Rio de Janeiro along with friend and student Felipe Costa.

Comprido has been one of the first elite Brazilian jiu-jitsu competitors to speak out against the widespread use of steroids at the top level of the sport.[1]

On August 9, 2014, Comprido fought Saulo Ribeiro in a grappling match in Metamoris IV. The fight ended in a draw.

Instructor Lineage[edit]

Mitsuyo 'Count Koma' MaedaCarlos Gracie, Sr.Helio GracieRolls GracieRomero Cavalcanti → Fernando 'Magrao' Gurgel → Rodrigo 'Comprido' Mederios

Tournament results[edit]

CBJJ World Championships[edit]

2007

  • Black Belt -97 kg: 3rd place

2006

  • Black Belt -97 kg: 3rd place

2005

  • Black Belt -97 kg: 3rd place

2004

  • Black Belt -97 kg: 2nd Place

2003

  • Black Belt -91 kg: 3rd place

2001

  • Black Belt Open Weight: 3rd place
  • Black Belt -91 kg: 2nd place

2000

  • Black Belt -97 kg: 3rd place
  • Black Belt Open Weight: 1st Place

1999

  • Black Belt Open Weight: 1st Place

CBJJ Pan American Championships[edit]

2007

  • Black Belt +97 kg: 1st place

2004

  • Black Belt -91 kg: 2nd place

2002

  • Black Belt -97 kg: 2nd place

CBJJO Copa do Mundo Championships[edit]

2006

  • Black Belt -97 kg: 1st place

2003

  • Black Belt -91 kg: 2nd place

2002

  • Black Belt -91 kg: 1st place

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Tournament Results - Official Homepages