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Rider Zuchi - Heavyweight BJJ Champion

Rider Zuchi - Heavyweight BJJ Champion

1. Rider Zuchi’s Details

Rider Zuchi’s Details
Name Rider Zuchi Samelo do Amaral
Nickname N/A
Born Santana, São Paulo, Brazil
Date of Birth 25 May 1996
Nationality Brazilian
College/University New School Brotherhood
Last Fight 2022
Last Weigh In 100 Kg
Weight Class Super Pesado (100.50 Kg/222.0 lbs)
Weight 100.50 Kg - 222.0 lbs
Height N/A
Career Disclosed Earning N/A
Fighting out of Brazil
Foundational Style Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Favorite Technique Knee Through Guard Passing
Rank BJJ Black Belt
Awarded by Diogo Nascimento
Head Coach Augusto Ferrari
Lineage Carlos Gracie -> Helio Gracie -> Rickson Gracie -> Marcelo Behring -> Waldomiro Perez -> Roberto Godoi -> Marco Barbosa -> Augusto Ferrari -> Rider Zuchi
Team Association New School Brotherhood

2. Rider Zuchi’s Biography

Rider Zuchi is a BJJ Black Belt under Augusto Ferrari. He is a representative of the New School Brotherhood Academy (NS Brotherhood). Previously, he represented the Lotus Club Academy. He became famous when he won the Brazilian National titles in both BJJ Gi and No-Gi.

2.1. Rider Zuchi’s Early Life

Rider Zuchi was born on 25 May 1996 in Santana which is a small town in the northern region of Sao Paulo in Brazil.

As a Football Player

During his early life he indulged in some sports activities at his school. He was particularly great in football. He carried on playing football till he was 15 years old.

Embraced the Gentle Art (BJJ)

In 2011 when Rider was 15 years old, his father received an invitation to a BJJ class from his friend. He took his enthusiastic son with him. They both became interested in BJJ and started training in BJJ together.

Joined the Lotus Club Academy

His first instructor was Giannini Carlos when he joined the Lotus Club Academy.

Instructions From Fabio Negao

After becoming a Blue Belt, Rider wanted to pursue BJJ as a career. For that purpose, he started going to the Lotus Team Headquarters to get grappling instructions from Fabio Negao, famously known as “The Team Leader.”
Coach Fabio had an immense effect on his grappling game.

Started Training at NS Brotherhood

He was not happy with his progress at the Team Lotus Headquarters. He thought that his progress was slow and it would take him a long time to master the gentle art. That was the primary reason why he started training at the New School Brotherhood under the coach Leandro Lo.

2.2. Rider Zuchi’s Pro BJJ Combats

Received His Blue Belt

When Rider Zuchi was at the Lotus Club Academy his instructor, Giannini Carlos, promoted him to the Blue Belt.

Promoted to Brown Belt

Leandro Lo Rider’s coach at New School Brotherhood, promoted Rider Zuchi to the Brown Belt.

Promoted to Black Belt

Augusto Ferrari became Rider’s coach when took over the New School Brotherhood from the former coach Leandro Lo. On 26 November 2019, Rider Zuchi received his Black Belt from Diogo Nascimento. Diogo tied the belt around Rider’s waist on the instruction of Augusto Ferrari.

Brazilian National Gi & No-Gi

Rider Zuchi was one of the top BJJ fighters who competed in the Brown Belt division of the IBJJF. He won the Brazilian National titles in both Gi and No-Gi competitions.

BJJF South American Champion

He earned the 1st position in the IBJJF South American Championship in 2019 while being a Brown Belt.

2.3. Rider Zuchi’s Historic Fights

Rider Zuchi Vs. Sergio Diniz

Sergio Diniz was a BJJ Black Belt and a skilled practitioner. He also competed in Abu Dhabi Pro. The rider had the dominant position throughout the match. The rider applied the Collar Choke From the Back and submitted Sergio in only 1 minute and 28 seconds. Rider qualified for the semi-final and then aced in the final match against Davi Souza.

Year Event Opponent W/L/D Method Stage Weight Class Location
2022 Salvador Fall Open Segio Diniz Win Submission by Collar Choke from Back Semi Final Heavyweight Salvador, Bahia, Brazil

Rider Zuchi Vs. Leon Brito

Leon Brito is a BJJ Black Belt with a marvelous BJJ career. As the leglocks of Leon were very strong, he locked his legs around Rider’s legs. Rider tried to apply the Rear Naked Choke but did not succeed. Later on, he applied the Rear Naked Choke, and his opponent, Leon Brito, submitted in 7 minutes and 23 seconds.

Year Event Opponent W/L/D Method Stage Weight Class Location
2022 Brasileiro Leon Brito Win Submission by Rear Naked Choke Final 94 Kg Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Rider Zuchi Vs. Lafayette Junio

Lafayette tried to lift Rider to break the balance, but Rider used his hand to hold the ground. Rider then applied the Bow and Arrow Choke from the side control. It instantly stopped Lafayette from moving freely and he submitted. Rider Zuchi submitted Lafayette Junio in only 1 minute and 58 seconds.

Year Event Opponent W/L/D Method Stage Weight Class Location
2022 Curitiba Open Lafayette Junio Win Submission by Bow and Arrow Choke Final 94 Kg Ginasio do Taruma, Brazil

2.4. Rider Zuchi’s Championships

National

Year Event Belt Position
2021 CBJJ Brazilian Nationals Black 2nd
2022 CBJJ Brazilian Nationals Black 1st
2022 CBJJ South Brazilian Nationals Black 3rd
2019 CBJJ Brazilian Nationals Brown 3rd

International

Year Event Belt Position
2019 Copa Podio Heavyweight GP Black 2nd
2020 AJP Grand Slam RJ Black 2nd
2019 IBJJF South American Championship Brown 1st
2019 IBJJF Curitiba BJJ Pro Championship Brown 1st

Record

  • Stand out Debut Performance at Copa Podio Grand Prix
  • Brazilian National Gi & No-Gi

3. Rider Zuchi’s Main Achievements (Belts)

Year Event Belt Position
2019 CBJJ Brazilian Nationals No-Gi Brown 1st
2019 IBJJF South American Championship Brown 1st
2019 IBJJF Curitiba BJJ Pro Championship Brown 1st
2019 CBJJ Brazilian Nationals Brown 3rd

4. Rider Zuchi’s Professional Record Breakdown

84 Matches 72 Wins 12 Losses
By Submissions 41 3
By Points 27 6
By Advantages 2 2
By Decision 2 1

4.1. Submission W/L Methods

Submission Method 41 Wins 3 Losses
Rear Naked Choke 9 1
Kata Gatame 7 1
Armbar 3 0
Triangle Choke 2 0
Kneebar 1 0
Kimura 1 0
Verbal Tap 1 0
Choke From Back 8 0
Arm in Ezekiel 3 0
Guillotine Choke 2 0
Submission 2 0
Bow and Arrow 1 0
Shoulder Lock 1 0
Choke 0 1

5. Rider Zuchi’s Fight History

Year Event Opponent W/L/D Method Weight Class Stage
2019 Porto Alegre Open Rafael Message W Referee Decision 100 Kg F
2019 Porto Alegre Open Thiago Saldanha W Arm in Ezekiel ABS SF
2019 Copa Podio M.Godoy W Pts:2x0 100 Kg RR
2019 Copa Podio Davi Pedra W Pts:8x4 100 Kg RR
2019 Copa Podio Marcelo Gomide W N/A 100 Kg RR
2019 Copa Podio Marcus Ribeiro W Pts:0x0, Adv 100 Kg SF
2019 Copa Podio E.Muniz L Pts:0x0, Adv 100 Kg F
2020 Curitiba Summer Open Rafael Message W RNC ABS R1
2020 Curitiba Summer Open Henrique Cardoso W Guillotine ABS 4F
2020 Curitiba Summer Open Wellinton Neller W Pts:8x0 ABS SF
2020 Curitiba Summer Open Erberth Santos L Choke ABS F
2020 BJJ Bet Gutemberg Pereira L Kata Gatame 95 Kg SPF
2020 Brasileiro CBJJE Everton Leme W Pts:7x0 100 Kg R1
2020 Brasileiro CBJJE Anderson Santos W Points 100 Kg 4F
2020 Grand Slam RJ Uilton Silva W Pts:10x0 94 Kg R1
2020 Grand Slam RJ Davi Souza W Pts:5x0 94 Kg 8F
2020 Grand Slam RJ Lucas Bernardes W Kata Gatame 94 Kg 4F
2020 Grand Slam RJ Harryson Pereira W Pts:10x0 94 Kg SF
2020 Grand Slam RJ Gutemberg Pereira L Pts:8x0 94 Kg F
2020 South American Uilton Moreira W Points 94 Kg 4F
2020 South American Felipe Pinheiro L Points 94 Kg SF
2020 Sul. Americano CBJJE Anderson Lourenco W Kata Gatame N/A R1
2020 Sul. Americano CBJJE Geraldo M. W Armbar N/A 4F
2020 Sul. Americano CBJJE Gabriel Costa W RNC N/A SF
2020 Sul. Americano CBJJE Cleyton Rafael W Pts:2x0 N/A F
2020 Big Deal Pro Denis Silva W Points 100 Kg SPF
2021 Big Deal Pro 2 Fabio Alano W RNC 100 Kg SPF
2021 Big Deal Pro 3 Henrique Moicano W Pts:2x0 N/A SPF
2021 BJJ Bet Nicholas Meregali L Pts:2x0 98 Kg SPF
2021 Paulista Leandro ST. W Triangle 100 Kg 4F
2021 Paulista Marlon Godoy W Pts:16x2 100 Kg SF
2021 Paulista Advilson Gallego W Guillotine 100 Kg F
2021 Brasilero Vitor Chelloni L Pts:2x0 100 Kg 4F
2021 Brasilero Filipe Pimentel W Choke From Back ABS 8F
2021 Brasilero Patrick Gaudio W Referee Decision ABS 4F
2021 Brasilero Dimitrius Souza W Kneebar ABS SF
2021 Brasilero Erich Munis L Pts:4x2 ABS F
2021 IBJJF World Championship Vitor Chelloni W Injury 94 Kg R1
2021 IBJJF World Championship Luan Azevedo L Referee Decision 94 Kg 4F
2021 ACB Worlds Arsen Shapiev W Pts:5x0 95 Kg RR
2021 ACB Worlds Viacheslav Ilian W Kata Gatame 95 Kg RR
2021 ACB Worlds Ali Magomedov W Submission ABS SF
2021 ACB Worlds Cleber Sousa W Submission ABS F
2021 ACB Worlds NG Arsen Shapiev W Pts:4x3 95 Kg SF
2022 Rio Summer Open Uliton Moreira W Pts:13x0 94 Kg 4F
2022 Rio Summer Open Jeancemy Santos W RNC 94 Kg SF
2022 Rio Summer Open Marcus Vinicius W Triangle ABS R1
2022 Rio Summer Open Maique Azevedo W RNC ABS 4F
2022 Rio Summer Open Davi Menezes W Pts:13x0 ABS SF
2022 Rio Summer Open Roberto Jimenez W Pts:18x0 ABS F
2022 Sul Brasileiro Felipe Silva W Choke From Back 94 Kg SF
2022 Sul Brasileiro Marcus Ribeiro L RNC ABS SF
2022 Curitiba Open Lafayette Pinheiro W Bow and Arrow 94 Kg F
2022 Curitiba Open Matheus Oliveira W Kimura ABS R2
2022 Curitiba Open Raphael Monteiro W Choke From Back ABS 4F
2022 Curitiba Open Leandro Lima W Pts:8x2 ABS SF
2022 IBJJF Pan American Matheus Godoy W Armbar 94 Kg R2
2022 IBJJF Pan American Pedro Machado L Pts:2x0 94 Kg 4F
2022 Rio Fall Open Felipe Silva W Kata Gatame 94 Kg 4F
2022 Rio Fall Open Jeancemy Santos W Arm in Ezekiel 94 Kg SF
2022 Rio Fall Open Leon Brito W Kata Gatame 94 Kg F
2022 Rio Fall Open Erick Diovano W Choke From Back ABS R2
2022 Rio Fall Open Maique Azevedo W Choke From Back ABS 4F
2022 Rio Fall Open Elder Gomes W Shoulder Lock ABS SF
2022 Brasilero Adam Bradley W Arm in Ezekiel 94 Kg 4F
2022 Brasilero Gabriel Volante W Pts:4x2 94 Kg SF
2022 Brasilero Leon Brito W RNC 94 Kg F
2022 Salvador Open Edcarlos Leopoldo W RNC 94 Kg SF
2022 Salvador Open Felipe Pimentel W RNC 94 Kg F
2022 Salvador Open Alexander Silva W Choke From Back ABS R1
2022 Salvador Open Paulo Dantas W Kata Gatame ABS 4F
2022 Salvador Open Sergio Diniz W Choke From Back ABS SF
2022 Salvador Open Davi Souza W RNC ABS F
2022 IBJJF World Championship Bruno Matias W Pts:6x2 94 Kg 8F
2022 IBJJF World Championship Matheus Diniz W Pts:4x2 94 Kg 4F
2022 IBJJF World Championship Kaynan Duarte L Pts:0x0, Adv 94 Kg SF
2022 Betim Open Matheus Marques W Choke From Back 94 Kg SF
2022 Betim Open Kaynan Duarte W Pts:2x0 94 Kg F
2022 Grand Slam RJ Igor Sousa W Pts:1x0 94 Kg R1
2022 Grand Slam RJ Hygor Brito W Pts:2x0 94 Kg 4F
2022 Grand Slam RJ Gabriel Henrique W Pts:2x0 94 Kg F
2022 Serra Confere Eli Braz W Pts:4x0 N/A SPF
2022 Sao Paulo Open Rafael Xavier W Armbar 100 Kg SF
2022 Sao Paulo Open Lucas Andrade W Kata Gatame 100 Kg F
2022 South American Lucas Cazuza W Verbal Tap 100 Kg SF
2022 BJJ Stars Pedro Machado W Pts:0x0, Adv 100 Kg SPF

6. Rider Zuchi’s Top Fight Links

Rider Zuchi v Paulo Otavio / Salvador Fall Open 2022

Rider Zuchi v Davi Silva / Salvador Fall Open 2022

Rider Zuchi v Davi Vetoraci / Rio Summer Open 2022

Rider Zuchi v Roberto Jimenez / Rio Summer Open 2022

Rider Zuchi v Patrick Gaudio / Brasileiro 2021

Rider Zuchi v Adam Bradley / Brasileiro 2022

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