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Rodolfo Vieira: GF Team

Rodolfo Vieira is one of the top competitors in Jiu Jitsu’s Pesado weight division. A black belt under the illustrious Master Julio Cesar and fighting out of GF Team (Grappling Fight Team) in Rio de Janeiro, Rodolfo became an overnight sensation in 2009 after he won the World Pro Cup North Brazilian trials as a brown belt, being imediately labelled “black belt hunter” by the BJJ’s media. He has since been awarded his black belt and became one of the top fighters of his division winning several important tournaments.

Rodolfo Vieira vs Ruben Charles

Rodolfo Vieira in Detail

Name: Rodolfo Vieira Srour

Nickname: “Caçador dos Faixas Pretas” Translated “The Black Belt Hunter”. The nickname was given after Rodolfo won the World Pro Cup Trials in the Brown/Black Belt Division, wining against several fights against Black Belts when he was still a Brown Belt.

Lineage: Mitsuyo Maeda > Luis Franca > Oswaldo Fadda > Moacir Salomão > Julio Cesar Pereira > Rodolfo Vieira
Main Achievements:

  • 2x World Champion (2011 weight & absolute);
  • 2x World Pro Cup Champion (2011 weight & absolute);
  • 2x Pan American Champion (2011 weight and absolute);
  • 3x Rio Open Champion (2009, 2010 weight & absolute);
  • World Champion (2008 Brown Belt Absolute Division);
  • 4x Brazilian National Champion (2007 and 2008 weight and absolute – blue and purple);
  • 3x World Pro Cup Trial Winner (2009, 2011 weight and absolute)

Rodolfo Vieira vs Diogo Araujo (2011)

Notable BJJ Figures defeated by Rodolfo Vieira:

Weight Category: Peso Pesado – Heavyweight (94kg-207lbs).

Favourite Technique: Cross Choke from the Back.

Rudolfo Vieira Association/Team BJJ: GFT (Grappling Fight Team) – Former Universidade Gama Filho.

Rodolfo Vieira vs Mario Reis (2010)

Rodolfo Vieira Merchandise:

Rodolfo Vieira Biography

Rodolfo Vieira was born on the 25th of September, 1989 in Rio de Janeiro – Brazil. He started his training in Jiu Jitsu to help him lose weight when he was 13 years old with coaches Arlans Maia and Bruno Souza. Rodolfo trained and competed for the pair achieving blue belt at the academy. He then changed to Universidade Gama filho (that is now called GFTeam – Grapple Fight Team) and stayed there being awarded his black belt by the Grappling Fight Team leader and head coach Mestre Julio Cesar Pereira.

Rodolfo Vieira became an overnight sensation in the world of Jiu Jitsu in 2009 after winning the World Pro Cup Brazilian Trials in combined division of brown & black belt, conquering the 1st spot as a brown belt against high level black belts with tons of experience in top tournaments. He repeated the deed in January 2011, this time as an established black belt winning his weight and the open weight division in the Brazilian trials of the World Pro Cup and also winning the finals in Abu Dhabi. That same years he also conquered the Pan American championships in his weight and the absolute weight divisions.

Rodolfo Vieira’s Run at the World Jiu Jitsu Championships 2011

Rodolfo Vieira

Absolute Rodolfo Vieira Matt Jubera Triangle 1st
Absolute Rodolfo Vieira Claudio Calasans Armbar 2nd
Absolute Rodolfo Vieira Sergio Moraes Points (8×0) 1/4 Finals
Absolute Rodolfo Vieira Buchecha Armbar Semi Finals
Absolute Rodolfo Vieira Bernardo Faria Points (9×0) Final
Pesado Rodolfo Vieira Dustin Denes 26×0 2nd
Pesado Rodolfo Vieira Gybson Sá Armbar 1/4 Finals
Pesado Rodolfo Vieira Rafael Lovato Points (20×2) Semi Final
Pesado Rodolfo Vieira Bernardo Faria Points (3×0) Final

Rodolfo Vieira vs Claudio Calasans (2010)

Rodolfo Srour x Antonio Peinado


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