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BJJ Fighter Roberto ‘Cyborg’ Abreu Has Been Promoted to 5th Degree BJJ Black Belt

BJJ Fighter Roberto ‘Cyborg’ Abreu Has Been Promoted to 5th Degree BJJ Black Belt

The founder of Fight Sports Club and a world-class Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu athlete, Roberto ‘Cyborg’ Abreu, has been recently promoted to 5th degree BJJ black belt by Alexandre Pimentel, ä 5th degree black belt Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under Francisco “Taco”, an experienced MMA fighter, also known as “Pulga on 17th December 2023. In 2004, Abreu was awarded his black belt, and since then, he has been an elite BJJ competitor, participating in both Gi and No-Gi competitions. Abreu has majorly won medals in No-Gi tournaments such as IBJJF No-Gi World Champion, IBJJF European Open, IBJJF Grand Prix, and IBJJF Pan Championship throughout his career using the tornado guard position. He has a grappling record of 196 fights, out of which he has lost only 45 bouts and won 151 fights, showcasing his high-ranked skills as a grappler.

Abreu remained one year as a purple belt, winning many important tournaments at this belt division, moving up to the brown belt, where he remained for only 9 months, being awarded his black belt on the day of his birthday (December 20, 2004) after 5 years of training. Master Francisco “Toco” Albuquerque tied the belt around Abreu’s waist. Abreu won the fight after two weeks of training, and this enthusiasm remained throughout his career.

Abreu has been a perpetual fighter in ADCC and the IBJJF No-Gi World Championship for over a decade. Abreu presented one of his best performances in the 2010 IBJJF No Gi World Championship, securing a double gold medal in the ultra-heavyweight and absolute division. After that, he received five other titles: IBJJF World Championship NoGi (2010 x2), IBJJF World Championship NoGi (2011), Championship NoGi (2012), and IBJJF World Championship NoGi (2017), for the ultra-heavyweight division. Since Abreu has competed in various ADCC Championships, he has bagged many medals. However, his most memorable achievement was in 2013 when he showcased his greatest performance in the battle, winning a gold medal in the absolute division and a bronze medal in the over 99 kg division.

Even though Abreu won the 8th IBJJF No Gi World Championship in 2022, he was eventually stripped of his title because he tested positive in a PED test. As a result of a failed PED test, IBJJF banned him for three years. Even during his suspension, he continued fighting with the best wrestlers in other competitions. Later, when his suspension was over, he returned to the IBJJF fighting circuit and succeeded again, conquering up to 10 titles, getting a similar record set by Caio Terra.

Photo credit: @cyborgbjj

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