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Roberto "Cyborg" Abreu is a Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt from Campo Grande, Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil. Born on December 20, 1980, Abreu is an ADCC absolute champion and IBJJF World No-GI champion. He is the founder and team leader of Fight Sports, headquartered in Miami, FL and with locations around the world. Abreu received his black belt from Francisco "Toco" Albuquerque. An ultra-heavyweight competitor, "Cyborg" is known for his success in no-gi jiu-jitsu and grappling competition and invented the position known as the "tornado guard". Abreu was voted the 2020 Male Grappler of the Year in the FloGrappling Awards.

  1. The Official Competitor List: Who's In For ADCC 2022 World Championship

    The Official Competitor List: Who's In For ADCC 2022 World Championship

    Jun 27, 2022

    We will keep this list updated as further names qualify or are invited to the 2022 ADCC World Championships.
  2. Forget The Closeouts, Pay Attention To These Deserving Pan Champs Instead

    Forget The Closeouts, Pay Attention To These Deserving Pan Champs Instead

    Apr 12, 2022

    Now the dust has settled on Pans I've had time to reflect on the events of the second-most important event on the IBJJF calendar.
  3. Gordon, Pena, Nicky Rod & FIVE Champs: Will +99kg Steal The Show At ADCC?

    Gordon, Pena, Nicky Rod & FIVE Champs: Will +99kg Steal The Show At ADCC?

    Jan 26, 2022

    As we said a few weeks ago, Felipe Pena is so sick of Gordon Ryan's trash talk he made the unusual request to go up from his usual weight class to the +99kg division.
  4. Grappling Bulletin: 2021, A Year of Jiu-Jitsu & Grappling in Review

    Grappling Bulletin: 2021, A Year of Jiu-Jitsu & Grappling in Review

    Jan 4, 2022

    The return of Worlds, the growth of WNO, and the emergence of a new generation of champion grapplers– just a handful of the high points of a rollercoaster 12-month period that rarely took its foot off the gas pedal. Of course, there were also less positive happenings; confrontations, team splits, and more.
  5. The Class Of 2021 | These Are The Newly-Promoted Black Belts

    The Class Of 2021 | These Are The Newly-Promoted Black Belts

    Dec 28, 2021

    The black belt class of 2021 is a who's who of top notch competitors, many of whom are likely to grace the top of black belt podiums in the coming months. Below are the athletes who earned the rank of black belt in December.
  6. Everything You Need To Know Before Today's IBJJF World Championship Finals

    Everything You Need To Know Before Today's IBJJF World Championship Finals

    Dec 12, 2021

    The 2021 IBJJF Worlds finals are set! The absolute divisions and the women’s divisions have been whittled down to a single remaining match to decide this year’s champions; and the male divisions have been narrowed to eight men each.
  7. Live Updates & Results | 2021 IBJJF Worlds Day 2

    Live Updates & Results | 2021 IBJJF Worlds Day 2

    Dec 10, 2021

    Day one of the IBJJF World Championships was filled with the action, submissions and incredible stories expected of an event of this caliber. Day two is sure to deliver as well, as the male purple and brown belts will take their place on the mats in search of the most coveted title in jiu-jitsu. With hundreds of competitors in search of just a few medals, we're guaranteed  thrilling action throughout the day.
  8. Worlds Brackets Released! See The 11 Most Interesting Early Round Matches

    Worlds Brackets Released! See The 11 Most Interesting Early Round Matches

    Dec 5, 2021

    The brackets for the 25th edition of the IBJJF World Championships are now official. Those brackets are available here via bjjcompsystem.com. The number of potentially exciting matchups is expansive, but there are a few matches guaranteed in the early rounds that you can’t miss. We’ve sifted through the black belt divisions to identify the best first round pairings — as well as likely second round matches — that are bound to provide some of the best jiu-jitsu action of the year.
  9. With No Buchecha at 2021 IBJJF Worlds, Who Wins The Absolute?

    With No Buchecha at 2021 IBJJF Worlds, Who Wins The Absolute?

    Nov 23, 2021

    The 2021 IBJJF World Championships returns after a two-year hiatus, and one of the biggest questions from jiu-jitsu fans, followers and analysts is about who will win the absolute division.
  10. The Top-Performing Athletes, Teams & Nationalities At No-Gi Worlds

    The Top-Performing Athletes, Teams & Nationalities At No-Gi Worlds

    Oct 14, 2021

    The 14th edition of the IBJJF No-Gi World Championships is wrapped up. Now it’s time to open up the history books to make note of the athletes, teams and nationalities who left the tournament with the greatest accolades.
  11. Roberto Cyborg, Vagner Rocha Respond To Involvement with Marcel Goncalves

    Roberto Cyborg, Vagner Rocha Respond To Involvement with Marcel Goncalves

    Aug 17, 2021

    FloGrappling Note: Abuse and harassment stands at odds with the core values as taught by martial arts. FloGrappling stands with victims. If you or somebody you know has been affected by sexual harassment or abuse please seek assistance from law enforcement. For more information and resources go to www.rainn.org.
  12. Grappling Bulletin: Keenan Out of WNO, Johnatha Beats Mica Galvao

    Grappling Bulletin: Keenan Out of WNO, Johnatha Beats Mica Galvao

    Jun 14, 2021

    Johnatha Alves was able to stop the surging Mica Galvao and claimed $10,000 in the process. Keenan Cornelius has pulled out of WNO but one of his black belts has stepped up to replace him, and a well-known champion from the women’s divisions will make her MMA debut. All this and more in this week’s Grappling Bulletin,.
  13. Grappling Bulletin: If Gordon Ryan's Career Is Over, What Happens Next?

    Grappling Bulletin: If Gordon Ryan's Career Is Over, What Happens Next?

    May 24, 2021

    Stop the press, Gordon Ryan's abrupt departure from all upcoming matches has thrown the no-gi grappling scene into disarray. What does Gordon do next if he can't compete? Who replaces him as the #1 in the world? And will professional grappling ever be the same without him?
  14. How Roberto Jimenez' Busy 2020 Could Give Him An Edge Over Nicky Ryan

    How Roberto Jimenez' Busy 2020 Could Give Him An Edge Over Nicky Ryan

    Feb 4, 2021

    Nicky Ryan and Roberto Jimenez have often been called prodigies in their budding careers as professional athletes. But their individual ascents to the top of the rankings have been substantially different. 
  15. Cyborg & Pato Win Decisions, Tex Johnson Taps Maidana At Fight To Win 161

    Cyborg & Pato Win Decisions, Tex Johnson Taps Maidana At Fight To Win 161

    Jan 23, 2021

    Roberto “Cyborg” Abreu defeated Tim Spriggs in the main event of Fight to Win 161 tonight. Cyborg won by unanimous decision in the 10-minute no-gi match.