With the ADCC grappling championships approaching as the last major grappling competition of this year. Rodolfo has a good chance of a clean sweep on 2011.
This is a list of his achievements this year:
- 2x World Champion (2011 weight & absolute);
- 2x World Pro Cup Champion (2011 weight & absolute);
- 2x Pan American Champion (2011 weight and absolute);
Just a little background on the GFT Faxia Preta:
Rodolfo Vieira was born on the 25th of September, 1989 in Rio de Janeiro – Brazil. He started his training in Jiu Jitsu to help him lose weight when he was 13 years old with coaches Arlans Maia and Bruno Souza. Rodolfo trained and competed for the pair achieving blue belt at the academy. He then changed to Universidade Gama filho (that is now called GFTeam – Grapple Fight Team) and stayed there being awarded his black belt by the Grappling Fight Team leader and head coach Mestre Julio Cesar Pereira.
Rodolfo Vieira became an overnight sensation in the world of Jiu Jitsu in 2009 after winning the World Pro Cup Brazilian Trials in combined division of brown & black belt, conquering the 1st spot as a brown belt against high level black belts with tons of experience in top tournaments. He repeated the deed in January 2011, this time as an established black belt winning his weight and the open weight division in the Brazilian trials of the World Pro Cup and also winning the finals in Abu Dhabi. That same year Rodolfo also conquered the Pan American and the World championships in his weight and the absolute weight divisions.