Rodolfo Vieira is one the best-known Brazilian jiu-jitsu competitors in the world today. A heavyweight grappler, the Rio de Janeiro native is a multiple-time IBJJF World Champion and World Pro Jiu-Jitsu Cup champion.
Born 25 September 1989, Rodolfo’s meteoric rise to stardom and success began as a brown belt competitor when he gained the unofficial nickname ‘Caçador dos Faixas Pretas’, or ‘The Black Belt Hunter’.
Since 2009, he has been known as one of the best pound-for-pound grapplers on the planet and has conquered numerous titles and achievements, notably:
- World Champion (International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation)
- World Professional Jiu-Jitsu Championships
- Pan American Champion (International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation)
- European Champion (International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation)
- Brazilian Champion (International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation)
- Copa Podio Grand Prix winner
Rodolfo Vieira lives and trains in Rio de Janeiro and is the top representative of the famed GFTeam. He is a student of the renowned 7th degree black belt Julio Cesar Pereira, his long-time coach and mentor.
His style is jiu-jitsu is dynamic, aggressive and versatile; he overwhelms his opponents with rapid guard passing combinations and he ruthless finishes the majority of his matches by submission. He is well-known for his incredible physical conditioning.
Vieira holds wins over many top names from the world of competitive BJJ, including Braulio Estima, Andre Galvao, Xande Ribeiro, Keenan Cornelius, Bernardo Faria, Antonio ‘Braga’ Neto, Rafael Lovato Jr, and many more.