Table of Contents
- 1. Kade Ruotolo’s Details
- 2. Kade Ruotolo’s Biography
- 2.1. Kade Ruotolo’s Early Life
- 2.2. Kade Ruotolo’s Pro BJJ Combats
- 2.3. Kade Ruotolo’s Historic Fights
- 2.4. Kade Ruotolo’s Championships
- 3. Kade Ruotolo’s Main Achievements (Belts)
- 4. Kade Ruotolo’s Professional Record Breakdown
- 5. Kade Ruotolo’s Current Activities
- 6. Kade Ruotolo’s Courses
- 7. Kade Ruotolo’s Fight History
- 8. Kade Ruotolo’s Top Fight Links
1. Kade Ruotolo’s Details
|Date of Birth||22 January 2003|
|Last Weigh In||70 Kg/154.5 lbs|
|Weight Class||Peso Pena (70 Kg/154.5 lbs)|
|Weight||70 Kg/154.5 lbs|
|Career Disclosed Earning||N/A|
|Fighting out of||US|
|Foundational Style||Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu|
|Favorite Technique||Darce Choke, Scramble-Jitsu, Leg-Pin Guard-Pass|
|Rank||BJJ Black Belt|
|Awarded by||Andre Galvao|
|Head Coach||Andre Galvao|
|Lineage||Carlos Gracie -> Reyson Gracie -> Osvaldo Alves -> Luis Dagmar -> Andre Galvao -> Kade Ruotolo|
|Team Association||Atos Jiu-Jitsu|
2. Kade Ruotolo’s Biography
Kade Ruotolo is a BJJ Black Belt under Andre Galvao, who is a 4th-degree BJJ Black Belt and known as the King of Grappling. Kade is now associated with Atos Jiu-Jitsu. He is the youngest ADCC Champion.
2.1. Kade Ruotolo’s Early Life
Kade Ruotolo was born on 22 January 2003 in Maui, a state of Hawaii, USA.
Moved to California
When he was an infant, his family moved to Huntington Beach in California and settled there.
Enrolled in BJJ School
Kade Ruotolo’s First Competition
Kade’s first BJJ competition was at the age of 3 in 2006.
Earned RVCA Scholarship
With the assistance of his father’s guidance and in the training of elite grapplers, Luciano, Kade, and his brother attained success and a name in the sport. They were even called “Grappling First Child Stars”.
Because of his early success, he earned a sponsorship with one of the top lifestyle brands (RVCA) when he was only 10 years old.
Art of Jiu-Jitsu Academy
Moved to Atos Academy
In the mid of 2017, Kade moved to Atos Headquarters Academy located in San Diego. In 2017, Atos Academy was affiliated with AOJ, and later on, it was changed to an autonomous authority. At Atos HQ, Kade’s finances were taken care of by Andre Galvao.
2.2. Kade Ruotolo’s Pro BJJ Combats
Promoted to Black Belt
Andre Galvao awarded him with colored as well as Black Belt. Andre Galvao awarded him with the Blue Belt on 5 April 2018 when he was 15 years old.
Kade received his Purple Belt on 27 December 2019 at the age of 16.
He received the Brown Belt on 19 October 2020 at the age of 17.
Finally, he was promoted to Black Belt by Andre Galvao on 14 December 2021 when he was 18 years old.
2 Times IBJJF World Jiu-Jitsu Champion
Kade Ruotolo won the IBJJF World Jiu-Jitsu Championship twice when he was a Brown Belt in 2019 and 2021.
The Youngest ADCC Champion
He won the 2022 ADCC Championship in the 77 Kg weight division. He is called the youngest ADCC Champion because he is only 19 years old.
IBJJF Pan Champion
He secured the 1st position in the IBJJF Pan Championship in 2019.
IBJJF European Open
In 2019, he became the IBJJF European Open Champion in the absolute weight category.
2.3. Kade Ruotolo’s Historic Fights
Kade Ruotolo Vs. Mica Galvao
Kade is known as the most excellent grappler in the world. The fight between Kade and Mica Galvao was an intense one. Mica is also a submission grappler and a BJJ Black Belt.
Mica applied his brutal takedown but due to his strong balance of Kade, he escaped from it by spinning out. Kade gains the top position. Kade tried to apply the Darce Choke but Mica did not let him.
Kade, who is famous for his foot-stomp passing, used this technique to attack. Kade then lifted Mica. Kade was dynamic with passing counters and back takes. Kade submitted Mica in 8 minutes and 10 seconds by applying the submission of an Inside Heel Hook and Mica quickly tapped out.
|2022||ADCC||Mica Galvao||Win||Submission By Inside Heel Hook||Final||77 Kg||Abu Dhabi|
Kade Ruotolo Vs. Uali Kurzhev
Uali tried to throw Kade off of his back but Kade pinned him to the ground. He tried to apply the choke but Uali had a complete grip on Kade’s hand.
Kade tried to apply the Rear Naked Choke but Uali’s defense was very strong so Kade could not finish the choke. Even the Darce Choke was an epic failure as Uali grabbed Kade’s hand.
Kade then submitted Uali by applying the inside Heel Hook. He won the match against Uali Kurzhev in just 4 minutes and 29 seconds. Kade became the first ever ONE Lightweight Submission Grappling World Champion.
|2022||One FC||Uali Kurzhev||Win||Submission By Inside Heel Hook||SPF||77 Kg||Singapore|
Kade Ruotolo Vs. Roberto Jimenez
Roberto tried to takedown Kade but he balanced himself with his one hand on the ground and did not let Roberto score any points.
Roberto took his arm behind Kade and turned the position around. Kade applied the Inside Heel Hook and submitted Roberto in just 2 minutes and 29 seconds.
|2022||ADCC||Roberto Jimenez||Win||Submission By Inside Heel Hook||Quarter Final||77 Kg||Abu Dhabi|
Kade Ruotolo Vs. PJ Barch
Throughout the match, Kade tried to grab PJ but his grappling game was very fluid and balanced. He quickly released himself from the grips of Kade.
PJ tried to takedown Kade but could not do so because of his strong balance of Kade. During the match, PJ many times tried to initiate takedowns or to submit Kade by the heel hook, but Kde applied an Armbar and PJ Barch tapped out.
|2022||ADCC||PJ Barch||Win||Submission By Armbar||R1||77 Kg||Abu Dhabi|
Kade Ruotolo Vs. Gabriel Sousa
The fighting style of Sousa was very aggressive and explosive. Kade took Sousa out of the mat very fast. He again took Sousa down by applying the takedown.
Kade Ruotolo won the match by submitting Gabriel Sousa by Darce Choke. He submitted Sousa in 10 minutes and 30 seconds.
|2021||WNO Championship||Gabriel Souza||Win||Submission By Darce Choke||F||70 Kg||Austin, Texas|
2.4. Kade Ruotolo’s Championships
|2014||IBJJF Kids American National||1st||White|
|2015||IBJJF Kids American National||1st||White|
|2019||IBJJF World Championship||Purple||1st|
|2021||AJP Grand Slam, RJ||Brown||1st|
|2019||IBJJF Pan Championship||Purple||1st|
|2019||IBJJF Pan Championship||Purple||3rd|
- GrappleFest 70KG Belt Holder (2020)
- One FC 170 lb Grappling Title Holder (2022)
- EBI Combat Jiu-Jitsu Champion (2020)
- ONE Lightweight Submission Grappling World Champion (2022)
3. Kade Ruotolo’s Main Achievements (Belts)
3.1. Colored Belts
|2018||IBJJF American Nationals NoGi||Blue||1st|
|2019||IBJJF World Championship||Purple||1st|
|2021||IBJJF World Championship||Brown||1st|
|2019||IBJJF Pan Championship||Purple||3rd|
3.2. Juvenile Belts
|2010||IBJJF Pan Kids Championship||White||1st|
|2014||IBJJF World Championship NoGi||White||1st|
|2015||IBJJF Pan Championship NoGi||White||1st|
|2017||IBJJF World Championship||White||1st|
|2014||IBJJF Kids American National||White||1st|
|2015||IBJJF Kids American National||White||1st|
|2014||IBJJF Kids International Championship||White||1st|
|2016||IBJJF Kids International Championship||White||1st|
4. Kade Ruotolo’s Professional Record Breakdown
|24 Matches||22 Wins||2 Losses|
4.1. Submission W/L Methods
|Submission Method||13 Wins||2 Losses|
|Arm in RNC||1||0|
|Inside Heel Hook||3||0|
5. Kade Ruotolo’s Current Activities
After defeating Uali Kurzhev with submission by Inside Heel Hook, Kade Ruotolo became the first ever ONE Lightweight Submission Grappling World Champion. To retain this title, he will fight against Matheus Gabriel on 3rd December 2022.
6. Kade Ruotolo’s Courses
These Courses were recorded by both Ruotolo Brothers, Kade and Tye.
- Leg Lock Land Mines: Attacking & Counter Attacking
- Upper Body Submission Assault
- The Leg Pin Passing System
- Darces From Everywhere
- Scientifically Shutting Down Modern Leg Attacks
7. Kade Ruotolo’s Fight History
|2019||GrappleFest 7||J.Skinner||W||Darce Choke||70 Kg||SPF|
|2020||GrappleFest 8||Ashley Williams||W||Referee Decision||70 Kg||SPF|
|2020||WNO||Ethan Crelinsten||W||Referee Decision||72 Kg||SPF|
|2020||Kumite V||Victor Oliveira||W||Referee Decision||81 Kg||4F|
|2020||Kumite V||Roberto Jimenez||L||Short Choke||81 Kg||SF|
|2021||WNO 8||Ethan Crelinsten||W||Darce Choke||70 Kg||SPF|
|2021||WNO10||Cole Franson||W||Buggy Choke||74 Kg||SPF|
|2021||Road to ADCC||Roberto Jimenez||L||RNC||88 Kg||SPF|
|2021||WNO Championship||Diego Oliveira||W||Darce Choke||70 Kg||4F|
|2021||WNO Championship||Josh Cisneros||W||Injury||70 Kg||SF|
|2021||WNO Championship||Gabriel Sousa||W||Darce Choke||70 Kg||F|
|2021||ADCC EC Trials||Joel Smith||W||Darce Choke||77 Kg||R2|
|2021||ADCC EC Trials||Joshua Dawson||W||Darce Choke||77 Kg||R3|
|2021||ADCC EC Trials||Jeovany Ortiz||W||Pts:9x0||77 Kg||R4|
|2021||ADCC EC Trials||Kieran Kichuk||W||Arm in RNC||77 Kg||R5|
|2021||ADCC EC Trials||Magid Hage||W||Pts:5x0||77 Kg||4F|
|2021||ADCC EC Trials||PJ Barch||W||Pts:2x0||77 Kg||SF|
|2021||ADCC EC Trials||William Tackett||W||Referee Decision||77 Kg||F|
|2021||GrappleFest||Keith Krikorian||W||Referee Decision||73 Kg||SPF|
|2022||One FC||Shinya Aoki||W||Referee Decision||NA||SPF|
|2022||ADCC||Lachlan Giles||W||Armbar||77 Kg||R1|
|2022||ADCC||Roberto Jimenez||W||Inside Heel Hook||77 Kg||4F|
|2022||ADCC||PJ Barch||W||Armbar||77 Kg||SF|
|2022||ADCC||Mica Galvao||W||Inside Heel Hook||77 Kg||F|
|2022||One FC||Uali Kurzhev||W||Inside Heel Hook||77 Kg||SPF|
8. Kade Ruotolo’s Top Fight Links
Mica Galvão x Kade Ruotolo - ADCC 2022 - final
Kade Ruotolo vs. Uali Kurzhev | ONE Championship Full Fight
@Ruotolo Brothers Jiu Jitsu (KADE) VS @PJ Barch ADCC 2022
Kade Ruotolo VS Alan Chang / World Championship 2019
Kade Ruotolo v Kirk Breneman / World Championship 2021
Kade Ruotolo vs Gabriel Sousa - Final - Who’s number one