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Ronaldo Souza

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Win Rate
70 %
Finish Rate
77 %
Decision Win %
44 %

Ronaldo Souza

Age
42
Height
6' 1 (185 cm)
Reach
72 in. (6' 0/183 cm)
Ape-Index
0.989
Nationality
Brazil
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Coach
Henrique Machado
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Rank
black_belt_4_degree
Biography
Souza had a rough upbringing, and on the day he turned 15, he saw one of his good friends get shot to death. After this event, Souza's mother moved him to Manaus to go and live with his brother and he started training in Judo and Brazilian jiu-jitsu when he was 17. He is an eight-time World Jiu-Jitsu Champion, including gold medals in the Openweight class in 2003, 2004 and 2005. His other credentials include the 2005 77–87 kg ADCC Champion and the 2005 ADCC Absolute Division runner-up, only losing to Roger Gracie who outweighed him by approximately 25 lbs. Along with Roger Gracie and Marcelo Garcia, Souza is widely considered to be among the greatest BJJ practitioners of his time.
Fighter Trivia
Souza and his wife, Larissa Carvalho, have three children. On October 8th, 2020, Souza revealed the plans to start his own BJJ Academy in Orlando, Florida. In 2022, he expressed plans for a debut in boxing.

Awards & Accolades

  • UFC: Fight of the Night (Two times) vs. Kelvin Gastelum and Chris Weidman
  • UFC: Performance of the Night (Four times) vs. Gegard Mousasi, Vitor Belfort, Tim Boetsch and Derek Brunson
  • UFC: Submission of the Night (One time) vs. Chris Camozzi
  • Strikeforce: Strikeforce Middleweight Championship (One time)
  • Strikeforce: One successful title defense
  • DREAM: 2008 DREAM Middleweight Grand Prix Runner-up
  • Sherdog: 2014 All-Violence Third Team
  • ADCC Submission Wrestling World Championship: ADCC 2011 Superfight Runner-up (against Braulio Estima)
  • ADCC Submission Wrestling World Championship: ADCC 2009 Superfight Champion (against Robert Drysdale)
  • ADCC Submission Wrestling World Championship: ADCC 2005 77 – 87 kg: 1st Place
  • ADCC Submission Wrestling World Championship: ADCC 2005 Openweight: 2nd Place
  • ADCC Submission Wrestling World Championship: ADCC 2003 77 – 87 kg: 2nd Place
  • ADCC Submission Wrestling World Championship: ADCC 2003 Brazilian Qualifiers 77 – 87 kg: 1st Place
  • CBJJ World Championships: 2005 Black Belt Medium Heavy: 1st Place
  • CBJJ World Championships: 2005 Black Belt Open Weight: 1st Place
  • CBJJ World Championships: 2004 Black Belt Medium Heavy: 2nd Place
  • CBJJ World Championships: 2004 Black Belt Open Weight: 1st Place
  • CBJJ World Championships: 2003 Brown Belt Medium Heavy: 1st Place
  • CBJJ World Championships: 2003 Brown Belt Open Weight: 1st Place
  • CBJJ World Championships: 2002 Brown Belt Medium Heavy: 1st Place
  • CBJJ World Championships: 2002 Brown Belt Open Weight: 2nd Place
  • CBJJ World Championships: 2001 Purple Belt Middle: 1st Place
  • CBJJ World Championships: 2001 Purple Belt Open Weight: 1st Place
  • CBJJ Pan American Championships: 2004 Black Belt Medium Heavy: 1st Place
  • CBJJ Pan American Championships: 2004 Black Belt Open Weight: 1st Place
  • CBJJ European Championships: 2005 Black Belt Medium Heavy: 1st Place
  • CBJJ European Championships: 2005 Black Belt Open Weight: 2nd Place
  • CBJJ Brazilian Championships: 2004 Brown Belt Medium Heavy: 1st Place
  • BJJ World Cup: 2005 Black belt: 2nd place
  • BJJ World Cup: 2004 Black belt: 1st place

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