Vítor Ribeiro

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Vítor Ribeiro
Born Vitor Ribeiro
(1979-02-24) February 24, 1979 (age 39)
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Other names Shaolin
Residence Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Nationality Brazilian
Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Weight 155 lb (70 kg)
Division Lightweight
Fighting out of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Team Nova União
Rank Fifth degree black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu
Years active 2001- 2013
Mixed martial arts record
Total 25
Wins 20
By knockout 2
By submission 12
By decision 6
Losses 5
By knockout 2
By decision 3
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Vítor Ribeiro (born February 24, 1979 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) 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.

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.[1]

Ribeiro made his promotional debut on May 15, 2010 against undefeated Lyle Beerbohm and lost the bout via split decision.[2]

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


On August 8, 2013 Ribeiro announced that he has retired from mixed martial arts competition.[3]

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.[4]

Vitor is currently the head BJJ instructor at Yeti MMA in Scotch Plains NJ.

Championships and Accomplishments[edit]

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

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

Grappling credentials[edit]

ADCC World Submission Wrestling Championships

ADCC 2003 66 – 76 kg: 3rd place.

ADCC 2000 66–76 kg: Quarter finals. Absolute: Quarter finals. (Vitor lost to Monson in the first round, but progressed and then lost to Almeida via submission). Record of opponents:

  • Won: Jason Ramstetter (pts), Pablo Popovich (pts), Chris Brown (pts), Rumina Sato (pts),
  • Lost: Marcelo Garcia (Rear Naked Choke), Leo Vieira (pts), Jeff Monson (pts), Almeida (Kneebar/Choad Lock)

CBJJ World Championships

2001 Black Belt Medio: 1st Place

2000 Black Belt Leve: 1st Place

1999 Black Belt Leve: 1st Place

1997 Black Belt Pena: 2nd Place

1996 Purple Belt Pena: 1st Place

CBJJ Pan-American Championships

1998 Black Belt Leve: 2nd Place

1996 Brown Belt Pena: 1st Place

CBJJ Brazilian Championships

1999 Black Belt Leve: 2nd Place

1998 Black Belt Pena: 1st Place

1996 Brown Belt Pena: 2nd Place

CBJJ Brazilian Team Championships

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


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