Rubens Charles Maciel

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Rubens Charles Maciel
Rubens Cobrinha Charles.jpg
Born (1979-12-24) December 24, 1979 (age 35)
Londrina, Parana, Brazil
Other names Cobrinha
Nationality Brazilian
Height 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Weight 150 lb (68 kg; 11 st)
Team Alliance Jiu Jitsu
Rank      black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Rubens Charles Maciel
Medal record
Competitor for  Brazil
Grappling
ADCC Submission Wrestling World Championship
Silver medal – second place 2009 Barcelona, Spain -66kg
Silver medal – second place 2011 Nottingham, UK -66kg
Gold medal – first place 2013 Beijing, China -66kg
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
World Championship
Gold medal – first place 2006 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil -70 kg
Gold medal – first place 2007 California, USA -70 kg
Gold medal – first place 2008 California, USA -70 kg
Gold medal – first place 2009 California, USA -70 kg
Silver medal – second place 2010 California, USA -70 kg
Bronze medal – third place 2011 California, USA -70 kg
Silver medal – second place 2012 California, USA -70 kg
Bronze medal – third place 2013 California, USA -70 kg
Silver medal – second place 2014 California, USA -70 kg
Nogi World Championship
Gold medal – first place 2007 California, USA -67.5 kg
Gold medal – first place 2008 California, USA -73.5 kg
Gold medal – first place 2011 California, USA -67.5 kg
Gold medal – first place 2012 California, USA -67.5 kg
Pan American Jiu-Jitsu Championship
Gold medal – first place 2007 California, USA -70 kg
Gold medal – first place 2008 California, USA -70 kg
Gold medal – first place 2009 California, USA -70 kg
Bronze medal – third place 2009 California, USA Absolute
Gold medal – first place 2010 California, USA -70 kg
Silver medal – second place 2012 California, USA -70 kg
Silver medal – second place 2013 California, USA -70 kg
Pan American No-Gi Jiu-Jitsu Championship
Gold medal – first place 2008 California, USA -76 kg
European Open Jiu-Jitsu Championship
Gold medal – first place 2013 Lisbon, Portugal -70 kg
World Professional Jiu-Jitsu Cup
Silver medal – second place 2009 Abu Dhabi, UAE -65 kg
Bronze medal – third place 2011 Abu Dhabi, UAE -74 kg
Silver medal – second place 2011 Abu Dhabi, UAE Absolute

Rubens Charles Maciel (born December 24, 1979), aka "Cobrinha" and sometimes referred to as Rubens "Cobrinha" Charles, is a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) competitor. He is considered the best featherweight in the decade [1] and to be among the best pound for pound jiu jitsu competitors in the world[citation needed]. Cobrinha is a black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu under Fernando "Terere" Augusto and a member of Alliance Jiu Jitsu. Cobrinha has won a total of six world championship titles in Brazilian jiu-jitsu as a black belt in the featherweight (or lightweight) category. He started training BJJ in 2000, received his black belt in 2005, and has since medaled in every World Jiu-Jitsu Championship in which he has competed - a total of ten.[2] He is known for his attacking style of jiu jitsu and, in particular, for his guard. His guard was voted the best Guard of the Decade by fellow World Champions.[3]

Before opening his own school Cobrinha BJJ in Los Angeles, California, in 2011, he was an instructor at the Alliance Jiu Jitsu headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia. One of his notable students is Fabricio Werdum.[4]

Championship Record[edit]

IBJJF World Championships[edit]

IBJJF World No-Gi Championships[edit]

IBJJF Pan American Championships[edit]

IBJJF Pan American No-Gi Championships[edit]

IBJJF European Open Championships[edit]

ADCC 2013 Abu Dhabi Combat Club : Beijing[edit]

  • -66 kg: 1st place

ADCC 2011 Abu Dhabi Combat Club : Nottingham[edit]

  • -66 kg: 2nd place

ADCC 2009 Abu Dhabi Combat Club : Barcelona[edit]

  • -66 kg: 2nd place

World Professional Jiu-Jitsu Cup[edit]

References[edit]

Tournament Results - Official Homepage

Recognition

External links[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.lovatojr.com/2009/08/heavyweight-with-small-mans-game.html Rafael Lovato Jr article
  2. ^ "Rubens Charles Maciel BJJ (GI) career on MARanking". Maranking.com. 2014-01-18. Retrieved 2014-01-18. 
  3. ^ http://www.graciemag.com/news/171/ARTICLE/13049/2009-01-21.html Gracie Magazine #143, Feb 2009
  4. ^ Countdown to UFC 188: Cain Velasquez vs. Fabricio Werdum