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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 Submission Wrestling World Championship 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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