Vítor Ribeiro

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Vítor Ribeiro
BornVitor de Souza Ribeiro
(1979-02-24) February 24, 1979 (age 41)
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Other namesShaolin
ResidenceRio de Janeiro, Brazil
NationalityBrazilian
Height5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Weight155 lb (70 kg)
DivisionLightweight
Fighting out ofRio de Janeiro, Brazil
TeamNova União
Rank     5th degree black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu under Andre Pederneiras
Years active2001–2013
Mixed martial arts record
Total25
Wins20
By knockout2
By submission12
By decision6
Losses5
By knockout2
By decision3
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog
Vítor Ribeiro
Medal record
Representing  Brazil
Men's Submission Wrestling
ADCC World Championship
Bronze medal – third place 2003 -77 kg[1]
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu[2]
Brazilian National Championship[2]
Gold medal – first place 1996 -70kg
Gold medal – first place 1998 -70kg
Silver medal – second place 1999 -76kg
World Master Jiu-Jitsu Championship
Gold medal – first place 2016 -76kg
World Jiu-Jitsu Championship
Gold medal – first place 1996 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil -70kg (purple)
Silver medal – second place 1997 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil -70kg
Gold medal – first place 1999 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil -76kg
Gold medal – first place 2000 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil -76kg
Gold medal – first place 2001 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil -82kg
Pan-American Championship[2]
Gold medal – first place 1996 -70kg (brown)
Silver medal – second place 1997 -76kg

Vítor de Souza Ribeiro (born February 24, 1979 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)[3] is a retired professional mixed martial artist who competed in the Lightweight division. A professional competitor since 2001, he has formerly competed for Strikeforce, Shooto, DREAM, Cage Rage, Cage Force, the World Fighting Alliance, and K-1 HERO'S. Ribeiro is the former Cage Rage World Lightweight Champion and the former Shooto World Lightweight Champion.

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu lineage[edit]

Mitsuyo Maeda » Carlos Gracie Sr. » Carlson Gracie » Andre Pederneiras » Vitor Ribeiro

Mixed martial arts career[edit]

Vitor Ribeiro is an accomplished grappler. He has won the CBJJ Mundials (Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu World Championship) four times, once as a purple belt in 1996 and three times as a black belt in three consecutive years (1999, 2000, and 2001). He has competed in the ADCC World Championship in 2000 and 2003.[citation needed]

After a brief absence from the MMA world, Ribeiro returned to competition at DREAM 8, where he dominated former Olympic wrestler Katsuhiko Nagata ending the fight with a TKO. In his next fight at DREAM 10, he lost to Shinya Aoki via unanimous decision.

On September 24, 2009, it was announced that he had signed a multi-fight deal with Strikeforce.[4]

Ribeiro made his promotional debut on May 15, 2010 against undefeated Lyle Beerbohm and lost the bout via split decision.[5]

Ribeiro's next fight for Strikeforce came against Justin Wilcox at Strikeforce Challengers: Wilcox vs. Ribeiro. He lost the fight via unanimous decision.

Retirement[edit]

On August 8, 2013 Ribeiro announced that he has retired from mixed martial arts competition.[6]

In 2015, Ribeiro transitioned to becoming a referee for mixed martial arts shows. He debuted as a referee for UFC events on April 18, 2015 at UFC on Fox: Machida vs. Rockhold.[7]

Vitor is currently the head BJJ instructor at his 2 Manhattan academies as well as Yeti MMA in Scotch Plains NJ.

Championships and Accomplishments[edit]

Mixed martial arts[edit]

Grappling[edit]

  • CBJJ Brazilian Team Championships[2]
    • 2001 Brown/Black Belt Leve: Nova União, 1st Place
    • 2000 Brown/Black Belt Leve: Nova União, 1st Place
    • 1999 Brown/Black Belt Leve: Nova União A, 1st Place
    • 1998 Brown/Black Belt Leve: Nova União, 2nd Place
    • 1997 Brown/Black Belt Leve: Nova União (A), 1st Place
    • 1996 Brown/Black Belt Leve: Nova União, 2nd Place

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Professional record breakdown
25 matches 20 wins 5 losses
By knockout 2 2
By submission 12 0
By decision 6 3
Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 20–5 Justin Wilcox Decision (unanimous) Strikeforce Challengers: Wilcox vs. Ribeiro November 19, 2010 3 5:00 Jackson, Mississippi, United States
Loss 20–4 Lyle Beerbohm Decision (split) Strikeforce: Heavy Artillery May 15, 2010 3 5:00 St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Loss 20–3 Shinya Aoki Decision (unanimous) DREAM 10 July 20, 2009 2 5:00 Saitama, Saitama, Japan
Win 20–2 Katsuhiko Nagata TKO (doctor stoppage) DREAM 8 April 5, 2009 1 7:58 Nagoya, Japan
Loss 19–2 Gesias Cavalcante KO (punches) HERO'S 10 September 17, 2007 1 0:35 Yokohama, Japan HERO'S 2007 Middleweight Grand Prix Semi-Final.
Win 19–1 Kazuyuki Miyata Submission (arm-triangle choke) HERO's 9 July 16, 2007 2 1:54 Yokohama, Japan HERO'S 2007 Middleweight Grand Prix Quarter-Final.
Win 18–1 Ryuki Ueyama Submission (triangle armbar) HERO'S 8 March 12, 2007 1 1:48 Nagoya, Japan
Win 17–1 Daisuke Nakamura Submission (straight armbar) Cage Rage 19 December 9, 2006 1 3:55 London, England Defended Cage Rage World Lightweight Championship
Win 16–1 Abdul Mohamed Submission (kimura) Cage Rage 18 September 30, 2006 1 4:27 London, England Defended Cage Rage World Lightweight Championship
Win 15–1 Chris Brennan Submission (swollen eye) GFC: Team Gracie vs Team Hammer House March 3, 2006 2 3:25 Columbus, Ohio, United States
Win 14–1 Eiji Mitsuoka Decision (unanimous) MARS February 4, 2006 3 5:00 Tokyo, Japan
Win 13–1 Jean Silva Submission (arm triangle choke) Cage Rage 13 September 10, 2005 2 4:18 London, England Won Cage Rage World Lightweight Championship
Win 12–1 Gerald Strebendt Submission (guillotine choke) Cage Rage 12 July 2, 2005 1 1:13 London, England
Win 11–1 Tetsuji Kato Submission (arm triangle choke) Rumble on the Rock 7 May 7, 2005 3 2:32 Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
Loss 10–1 Tatsuya Kawajiri TKO (punches) Shooto: Year End Show 2004 December 14, 2004 2 3:11 Tokyo, Japan Lost Shooto World Lightweight Championship
Win 10–0 Mitsuhiro Ishida Decision (unanimous) Shooto Hawaii: Soljah Fight Night July 9, 2004 3 5:00 Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
Win 9–0 Joachim Hansen Submission (arm triangle choke) Shooto: Year End Show 2003 December 14, 2003 2 2:37 Urayasu, Chiba, Japan Won Shooto World Lightweight Championship
Win 8–0 Ivan Menjivar Decision (unanimous) Absolute Fighting Championships 4 July 19, 2003 3 5:00 Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States
Win 7–0 Ryan Bow Decision (unanimous) Shooto: 5/4 in Korakuen Hall May 4, 2003 3 5:00 Tokyo, Japan
Win 6–0 Tatsuya Kawajiri Decision (unanimous) Shooto: Year End Show 2002 December 14, 2002 3 5:00 Urayasu, Chiba, Japan
Win 5–0 Eddie Yagin Submission (arm-triangle choke) WFA 3: Level 3 November 23, 2002 2 2:23 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 4–0 Hiroshi Tsuruya Decision (unanimous) Shooto: Treasure Hunt 10 September 16, 2002 3 5:00 Yokohama, Japan
Win 3–0 Joe Hurley Submission (arm-triangle choke) WFA 2: Level 2 July 5, 2002 2 1:19 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 2–0 Takumi Nakayama Submission (arm-triangle choke) HOOKnSHOOT: Relentless May 25, 2002 1 0:51 Evansville, Indiana, United States
Win 1–0 Charlie Kohler TKO (cut) World Fighting Alliance 1 November 3, 2001 1 3:50 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States

References[edit]

  1. ^ "www.adcombat.net". www.adcombat.net.
  2. ^ a b c d "IBJJF Results". Retrieved March 14, 2020.
  3. ^ "Vitor Shaolin Ribeiro. From NY to JJC" (in Italian). artimarzialiverona.com. July 13, 2017.
  4. ^ http://mmajunkie.com/news/16300/strikeforce-inks-lightweight-notable-vitor-shaolin-ribeiro-to-multi-fight-deal.mma
  5. ^ http://mmajunkie.com/news/18323/lyle-beerbohm-vs-vitor-shaolin-ribeiro-targeted-for-may-15-strikeforce-event.mma
  6. ^ Guilherme Cruz (August 8, 2013). "Vitor 'Shaolin' Ribeiro announces retirement from MMA". mmafighting.com.
  7. ^ "NJSACB Releases Referee Judging Assignments for UFC on Fox 15". sherdog.com. April 16, 2015.

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