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Ronaldo Junior - Jiu-Jitsu World Champion 2018-2019

Ronaldo Junior - Jiu-Jitsu World Champion 2018-2019

1. Ronaldo Pereira’s Details

Ronaldo Pereira’s Details
Name Ronaldo Pereira de Souza Junior
Pro MMA Record N/A
Nickname Ronaldo Junior
Date of Birth 28.08.1996
Nationality American
Born Rio de Janeiro
Height 5’10 ft
Weight 155 lb
Stance Wrestling
Last fight N/A
Weight Class Meio Pesado (88.30 kg / 195.0 lbs)
Rank Black Belt
Career Disclosed Earnings N/A
Fought out of San Diego, California
College/University N/A
Trainer/Coach Andre Galvao
Team Atos JJ
Foundation Style Blitz Balling, Toreada Pass
Lineage Carlos Gracie -> Reyson Gracie -> Osvaldo Alves -> Luis Dagmar -> André Galvao -> Ronaldo Júnior

2. Ronaldo Pereira’s Biography

2.1. How he started


Ronaldo Junior used to play soccer for fun when he was younger but it wasn’t until 2007 that he discovered jiu-jitsu. At the time, a nearby gym was offering a free lesson to any student who brought a friend to a trial session, a marketing approach that prompted one of Ronaldo’s friends to persuade him to sign up at the facility.

2.2. First Session


Ronaldo attended his first lesson in sweatpants and an old Gi top provided by the coach and immediately fell in love with martial art/sport.

2.3. First Trainer


“Profeta”, Ronaldo’s first trainer, immediately noticed the talent possessed by Pereira and encouraged his parents to support their son in martial arts as he had a future in being a professional grappler.

2.4. Early Training


Ronaldo began training at Teresopolis’s premier jiu-jitsu club, a historic Academia Pitbull directed by Adilson “Bitta” Lima. It was there that he first began his ascent up the jiu-jitsu ladder of success.

In his time at the Pitbull Academy, Ronaldo Junior earned both his blue and purple belts.

2.5. World Championship Opportunity


In 2017, Pereira was given the opportunity of a lifetime by Andre Galvo, who invited him to train with the World Champion Team.

Being awarded a full scholarship to train with the best at the Atos Jiu-Jitsu Academy’s headquarters was an honor.

As soon as he received his blue belt from “Profeta”. Junior’s success increased significantly in June 2019 after two successful attempts at the IBJJF World Championship. He was then promoted to a black belt by Coach Galvo.

3. Ronaldo Pereira’s Championships and Accomplishments

National

  • Brazilian Nationals
  • Pan Americans

International

  • World Champion
  • IBJJF World Champion 2018
  • UAE Jiu-Jitsu Federation’s (UAEJJF) Abu Dhabi World Pro.

Record/Medals

  • Heavyweight Champion
  • Pan Ams
  • World Pro
  • NOGI Worlds
  • NOGI Pan Ams
  • Gi/No-Gi Brazilian National

4. Ronaldo Pereira’s Main Achievements

Position Event Year
3rd IBJJF Pan Championship 2021
1st IBJJF Pan Championship 2020
1st IBJJF American Nationals 2020
1st IBJJF Pan Championship 2020
3rd IBJJF European Open 2020
1st UAEJJF Grand Slam,MIA 2020

5. Ronaldo Pereira’s Main Achievements (Belts)

Position Belt Events Year
1st  Brown  IBJJF World Championship 2019
1st Brown IBJJF Pan Championship 2019
1st Brown UAEJJF Abu DHabi World Pro 2019
1st Brown CBJJ Brazilian Nationals 2019
2nd Brown IBJJF European Open 2019
3rd Brown IBJJF Pan CHampionship 2019
1st Purple  IBJJF World Championship 2018
1st Purple IBJJF Pan Championship 2018
1st Brown IBJJF World Championship No-Gi 2018
1st Purple IBJJF Pan Champion 2018
1st Brown IBJJF American Nationals 2018
1st Brown IBJJF American Nationals No-Gi 2018
1st Purple Royal Invitational III 2018
2nd Purple IBJJF Pan Championship 2018
3rd Purple  IBJJF World Championship 2018
3rd Brown IBJJF World Championship No-Gi 2018
3rd Brown IBJJF Pan Championship 2018
1st Purple  Royal Invitation II 2017
2nd Purple IBJJF Pan Championship 2017
2nd Purple IBJJF Pan Championship No-Gi 2017
3rd Purle IBJJF World Championship No-Gi 2017
2nd Purple IBJJF Pan Championship No-Gi 2017
1st Purple CBJJ Brazilian Nationals No-Gi 2015

6. Ronaldo Pereira’s Professional Record Breakdown

Professional Record Breakdown
78 Matches 64 Wins 14 Losses
By Submission 33 2
By Points 26 5
By Decision 2 3
By Advantages 2 1
By Penalties 0 2
By DBI/OT 0 1

6.1. Submission Methods W/L

Submission Methods W/L
Methods 33 Wins 2 Losses
Choke from back 10 0
Armbar 10 0
Triangle 7 1
Submission 2 0
Bow and Arrow 1 0
Estima Lock 1 0
Inside heel hook 0 1
Ezekiel 1 0
Toe Hold 1 0

6.2. Ronaldo Pereira’s Fight History

Year Event Opponent W/L/D Method Stage Weight Class
2022 Austin Wo Arthur Detanico W Pts:8x0 F ABS
2022 Austin Wo Clay Mayfield W Ezekiel SF ABS
2022 Austin Wo Antonio Zuazo W Pts:13x0 4F ABS
2022 Austin Wo William Durkee W Triangle F 88KG
2022 Austin Wo Patrick Goncalves W Triangle SF 88KG
2021 World Champ Tainan Dalpra L Pts:8x4 4F 82KG
2021 World Champ Guthierry Barbosa W Pts:7x2 8F 82KG
2021 Pan American Tainan Dalpra L Injury SF 82KG
2021 Pan American Eduardo Avelar W Choke from back 4F 82KG
2021 Pan American Sebastian Guevara W Armbar 8F 82KG
2021 Phoenix Open Jake Watson W N/A F 88KG
2021 Phoenix Open Miha Perhavec W Armbar SF 88KG
2021 American Nats Mathias Luna L Pts:2x2,Pen F 82KG
2021 American Nats Eduardo Avelar W Choke from back SF 82KG
2021 American Nats Thiago Graca W Armbar 4F 82KG
2021 Boise NGO Antonio Zuazo W Pts:16x0 F ABS
2021 Boise NGO Joshua Bacallao W Pts:12x2 SF ABS
2021 Boise Open Austin Baker W Pts:2x0 F ABS
2021 Bois Open Antonio Zuazo W Choke from back SF ABS
2021 WNO 6 Craig Jones L Inside heel hook SPF 88KG
2020 American Nats Lucas Valle W Pts:6x0 F 82KG
2020 American Nats Andre Gois W Armbar SF 82KG
2020 American Nats Enrique March W Pts:14x2 4F 82KG
2020 No Gi Pan America Paulo Gabriel W Pts:2x0 SF 79KG
2020 No Gi Pan America Stephen Simms W Pts:0x0,Adv 4F 79KG
2020 No Gi Pan America Jeferson Guaresi W Pts:4x2 8F 79KG
2020 No Gi Pan America Chad Hardy W Pts:5x) R1 79KG
2020 Atlanta Open Gilvan Costa W Armbar SF ABS
2020 Atlanta Open Francisco Cuneo W Triangle 4F ABS
2020 Atlanta Open Matheus Oliverira W Armbar F 88KG
2020 Houston Open Cameron Graves W Choke from back SF ABS
2020 Houston open Pedro Rocha W Pts:22x2 F 88KG
2020 Foley Open Alexander Lane W Pts:6x4 sF ABS
2020 Foley Open Diego Herzog W Pts:7x2 4F ABS
2020 Pan American Jackson Nagai W Pts:6x2 F 82KG
2020 Pan American Lucas Valente W Pts:15x2 SF 82KG
2020 Pan American Felipe Cesar W Pts:0x0,Adv 4F 82KG
2020 Pan American Dylan Whyte W Choke from back 8F 82KG
2020 Grand Slam MIA Guthierry Barbosa L Pts:1x0 F 85KG
2020 Grand Slam MIA Felipe Silva W Pts:4x3 sF 85KG
2020 Grand Slam MIA Kevin Cuervo W Triangle 4F 85KG
2020 Grand Slam MIA Vinicius Wong W Triangle R1 85KG
2020 Austin Open Johanatha Alves W Pts:10x8 F 85KG
2020 Austin Open Rodrigo Tatu W Triangle SF ABS
2020 Austin Open Matheus Rocha W Choke from back 4f ABS
2020 Austin Open Rodrigo Tatu W Choke from back F ABS
2020 Austin Open Alexander Scott W Choke from back SF 82KG
2020 F2W150 Marcio Andre L Referee Decision SPF 82KG
2020 WNO Vagner Rocha L Referee Decision SPF 86KG
2020 San Jose Open Daniel Speirn W Pt:7x4 F 8
2020 San Jose Open Hector Beltran W Points SF 82KG
2020 San Jose Open Micheal Trasoo W Triangle 4F 82KG
2020 European Open Tommy Langaker L triangle SF 82KG
2020 European Open Lucas Valle W Pts:4x2 4F 82KG
2020 European Open Rodrigo Caporal W Armbar R1 82KG
2020 F2W 135 Jake Watson L Referee Decision SPF 85KG
2019 F2W 117 Sergio Rios W Referee Decision SPF 88KG
2019 Subversiv 2 Kyle Chambers L EBI/OT SPF 83KG
2019 Fresno Open Jeffrey Preston W Choke from back SF 82KG
2019 Fresno Open Victor Araujo W Armbar F 82KG
2019 Fresno Open Cole Franson W Armbar 4F ABS
2019 Fresno Open Kauan Barboza W Choke from back SF ABS
2019 Fresno Open Hygor Brito W Pts: 2x0 F ABS
2019 Marianas Open Inseong Jang W Submission SF 85KG
2019 Marianas Open J. Souza W Submission F 85KG
2019 Marianas Open Kaynan Duarte L Pts: 2x0 SPF ABS
2019 Grand Slam LA Manuel Ribamar L Pts: 0x0, Adv R1 85KG
2019 F2W 126 Matheus Luna W Referee Decision SPF 84KG
2019 Long Beach Open Vinicius Wong W Bow and arrow SF 82KG
2019 Long Beach Open Breno Bittencourt W Injury F 82KG
2019 Long Beach Open Gabriel Araujo W Estima lock 4F ABS
2019 Long Beach Open Horlando Monteiro W Armbar SF ABS
2019 SJJIF Worlds Mathias Luna W Pen 4F 88KG
2019 SJJIF Worlds Carlos Souza W Pts: 7x0 SF 88KG
2019 SJJIF Worlds Gabriel Almeida L Pts: 2x0 F 88KG
2019 SJJIF Worlds Carlos Souza W Pts: 2x0 SF ABS
2019 SJJIF Worlds Otavio Sousa W Pts: 2x0 F ABS
2019 NoGi Worlds Marcos Martins L Points R1 85KG

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