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"The Brazilian Tiger"

Ricardo Arona


Win Rate
74 %
Finish Rate
36 %
Decision Win %
82 %

Ricardo Arona

5' 10 (178 cm)
73 in. (6' 1/185 cm)
Main Division
Light Heavyweight
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Rank
Arona was born in Niteroi, Brazil and trained in judo and karate before transitioning into Brazilian jiu-jitsu after seeing a vale tudo fight at the age of 13. Arona came to Carlson Gracie at the age of 18 when he was a purple belt and would go on to win numerous titles in submission wrestling. He also trained in capoeira. Arona is the only ADCC competitor to go undefeated without losing a single point in any match.
Fighter Trivia
During his free time Arona skates, rock climbs and surfs to keep himself in shape.

Awards & Accolades

  • Fighting Network RINGS: RINGS Middleweight Championship (One Time, First, Last)
  • Fighting Network RINGS: 2001 RINGS Middleweight Championship Tournament Winner
  • PRIDE Fighting Championships: 2005 PRIDE Middleweight Grand Prix Runner Up
  • Sherdog: 2005 Upset of the Year vs. Wanderlei Silva on 28 August

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