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Vitor "Shaolin" Ribeiro (born February 24, 1979 in Rio de Janeiromarker, Brazilmarker) is a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu specialist and mixed martial artist . He holds a professional MMA record of 20 wins and 3 losses.

Vitor Ribeiro is an accomplished grappler. He has won the CBJJ Mundials (Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu World Championship) four times, once as a purple belt in 1996 and three times as a black belt in three consecutive years (1999, 2000, and 2001). He has competed in the ADCC World Championship in 2000 and 2003.

"Shaolin" is considered one of the top lightweights in MMA. He has fought in several bouts in organizations all over the world, such as Shooto Japanmarker, Shooto Hawaiimarker, Rumble on the Rock (Hawaii), Cage Rage (Englandmarker), and K-1 HERO'S (Japan). He has held the Shooto welterweight (154 lb) title, as well as the Cage Rage World lightweight championship. CageRage website

After a brief absence from the MMA world, Ribeiro returned to competition at DREAM.8, where he dominated former Olympic wrestler Katsuhiko Nagata ending the fight with a brutal TKO. In his next fight with DREAM, he lost to Shinya Aoki in a unanimous decision at Dream.10 on July 20.

On September 24, it was announced that he had signed a multi-fight deal with Strikeforce

Grappling credentials

ADCC World Submission Wrestling Championships

ADCC 200366 – 76 kg: 3rd place.

ADCC 200066–76 kg: Quarter finals.Absolute: Quarter finals. (Vitor lost to Monson in the first round, but progressed and then lost to Almeida via submission).Record of opponents:

  • Won: Jason Ramstetter (pts), Pablo Popovich (pts), Chris Brown (pts), Rumina Sato (pts),

  • Lost: Marcelo Garcia (Rear Naked Choke), Leo Vieira (pts), Jeff Monson (pts), Almeida (Kneebar)

CBJJ World Championships

2000Black Belt Medio: 1st Place

2000Black Belt Leve: 1st Place

1999Black Belt Leve: 1st Place

1997Black Belt Pena: 2nd Place

1996Purple Belt Pena: 1st Place

CBJJ Pan-American Championships

1998Black Belt Leve: 2nd Place

1996Brown Belt Pena: 1st Place

CBJJ Brazilian Championships

1999Black Belt Leve: 2nd Place

1998Black Belt Pena: 1st Place

1996Brown Belt Pena: 2nd Place

CBJJ Brazilian Team Championships

2001Brown/Black Belt Leve: Nova União, 1st Place

2000Brown/Black Belt Leve: Nova União, 1st Place

1999Brown/Black Belt Leve: Nova União A, 1st Place

1998Brown/Black Belt Leve: Nova União, 2nd Place

1997Brown/Black Belt Leve: Nova União (A), 1st Place

1996Brown/Black Belt Leve: Nova União, 2nd Place

Mixed martial arts record

Result Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location
Loss 20-3 Shinya Aoki Decision (Unanimous) DREAM.10 2 5:00 Saitama, Japan
Win 20-2 Katsuhiko Nagata TKO (Doctor Stoppage) DREAM.8 1 7:58 Nagoya, Aichi, Japanmarker
Loss 19-2 Gesias Calvancante TKO (Punches) K-1 HERO's - Tournament Final 1 0:35 Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japanmarker
Win 19-1 Kazuyuki Miyata Submission (Arm Triangle Choke) K-1 HERO's - Middleweight Tournament Opening Round 2 1:54 Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japanmarker
Win 18-1 Ryuki Ueyama Submission (Triangle Armbar) K-1 Hero's 8 1 1:48 Nagoya, Aichi, Japanmarker
Win 17-1 Daisuke Nakamura Technical Submission (Straight Armbar) CR 19 - Fearless 1 3:55 London, Englandmarker, UKmarker
Win 16-1 Abdul Mohamed Submission (Kimura) CR 18 - Battleground 1 4:27 London, Englandmarker, UKmarker
Win 15-1 Chris Brennan Verbal Submission (Swollen Eye) GFC - Team Gracie vs Team Hammer House 2 3:25 Columbus, Ohiomarker, USAmarker
Win 14-1 Eiji Mitsuoka Decision (Unanimous) MARS - MARS 3 5:00 Tokyomarker, Japanmarker
Win 13-1 Jean Silva Submission (Arm Triangle Choke) CR 13 - No Fear 2 4:18 London, Englandmarker, UKmarker
Win 12-1 Gerald Strebendt Submission (Guillotine Choke) CR 12 - The Real Deal 1 1:13 London, Englandmarker, UKmarker
Win 11-1 Tetsuji Kato Submission (Arm Triangle Choke) ROTR 7 - Rumble On The Rock 7 3 2:32 Honolulu, Hawaiimarker, USAmarker
Loss 10-1 Tatsuya Kawajiri TKO (Punches) Shooto - Year End Show 2004 2 3:11 Tokyomarker, Japanmarker
Win 10-0 Mitsuhiro Ishida Decision (Unanimous) Shooto Hawaii - Soljah Fight Night 3 5:00 Honolulu, Hawaiimarker, USAmarker
Win 9-0 Joachim Hansen Submission (Arm Triangle Choke) Shooto - Year End Show 2003 2 2:37 Urayasu, Chiba, Japanmarker
Win 8-0 Ivan Menjivar Decision (Unanimous) AFC 4 - Absolute Fighting Championships 4 3 5:00 Fort Lauderdale, Floridamarker, USAmarker
Win 7-0 Ryan Bow Decision (Unanimous) Shooto - 5/4 in Korakuen Hall 3 5:00 Tokyomarker, Japanmarker
Win 6-0 Tatsuya Kawajiri Decision (Unanimous) Shooto - Year End Show 2002 3 5:00 Urayasu, Chiba, Japanmarker
Win 5-0 Eddie Yagin Technical Submission (Arm-Triangle Choke) WFA 3 - Level 3 2 2:23 Las Vegas, Nevadamarker, USAmarker
Win 4-0 Hiroshi Tsuruya Decision (Unanimous) Shooto - Treasure Hunt 10 3 5:00 Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japanmarker
Win 3-0 Joe Hurley Technical Submission (Arm Triangle Choke) WFA 2 - Level 2 2 1:19 Las Vegas, Nevadamarker, USAmarker
Win 2-0 Takumi Nakayama Submission (Arm Triangle Choke) HOOKnSHOOT - Relentless 1 0:51 Evansville, Indianamarker, USAmarker
Win 1-0 Charlie Kohler TKO (Cut) WFA 1 - World Fighting Alliance 1 1 3:50 Las Vegas, Nevadamarker, USAmarker


Shaolin opened a school in mid town Manhattan in 2008.

Modern Martial Arts780 8th Ave @ 47th StNY NY 10036212-957-4045

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