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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. 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.
  2. 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,.
  3. 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?
  4. 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. 
  5. 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.
  6. Tim Spriggs Goes Into The Lion's Den To Face Cyborg at Fight to Win 161

    Tim Spriggs Goes Into The Lion's Den To Face Cyborg at Fight to Win 161

    Jan 19, 2021

    What do you get when you put one of the grittiest no-gi grapplers in America against the 2020 Male Grappler of the Year? Hopefully fireworks! ADCC Trials winner and IBJJF World No-Gi champion Tim Spriggs will go up in weight to challenge the living legend Roberto Cyborg Abreu at Fight to Win 161. 
  7. FloGrappling Awards: Results For Best Match, Submission, Grapplers Of 2020

    FloGrappling Awards: Results For Best Match, Submission, Grapplers Of 2020

    Jan 11, 2021

    2020 has come to a close, and the fans have voted for the best moments and athletes of the year. There are hundreds of competitors and thousands of grappling matches every year across an array of formats. Even to be nominated is a major achievement. 
  8. Vote NOW for the 2020 Male Grappler of the Year | FloGrappling Awards

    Vote NOW for the 2020 Male Grappler of the Year | FloGrappling Awards

    Dec 30, 2020

    To state the obvious, 2020 was an unusual year for competitive jiu-jitsu. Still, several competitors found ways to set themselves apart, and to impress us in ways few other athletes can.
  9. Where And When To Watch Cyborg, Lovato, Hinger, Gracie At Masters Worlds

    Where And When To Watch Cyborg, Lovato, Hinger, Gracie At Masters Worlds

    Dec 16, 2020

    In many ways, the 2020 edition of the IBJJF Masters World Championships will be like no other. It's in a new arena at a different time of year under different circumstances. But like previous installments, this year's Masters Worlds will feature icons of the sport, including World Champions, Hall of Famers and fan favorites.
  10. The Most Exciting Athletes Headed To Master Worlds

    The Most Exciting Athletes Headed To Master Worlds

    Dec 13, 2020

    The IBJJF World Master Jiu-Jitsu Championship is a special event, with legends of the past taking the mat and displaying some classic "old school jiu-jitsu." The event features a wide range of ages, starting with Master 1 in the early 30's all the way to athletes still throwing down in their 50's and 60's.
  11. Results & Match Videos: Garry Tonon vs Dante Leon, Hulk vs Cyborg & More

    Results & Match Videos: Garry Tonon vs Dante Leon, Hulk vs Cyborg & More

    Jul 31, 2020

    It's time for another edition of Who's Number One! Our main event this time is an ADCC rematch between Garry Tonon and Dante Leon, which is sure to be just as exciting this time around.
  12. Hulk vs Cyborg Is The Final Match Added To WNO!

    Hulk vs Cyborg Is The Final Match Added To WNO!

    Jul 29, 2020

    As you probably heard, Gordon Ryan and Craig Jones had to pull out of WNO this week after contracting COVID-19. Losing two of the sports biggest stars would usually be the kiss of death for an event, but we were able to bounce back and find two very solid replacements at the last minute.
  13. Craig Jones Picks WNO Winners: Tonon-Dante, Hulk-Cyborg, Ronaldo-Vagner

    Craig Jones Picks WNO Winners: Tonon-Dante, Hulk-Cyborg, Ronaldo-Vagner

    Jul 29, 2020

    Craig Jones unfortunately had to pull out of our upcoming WNO event with COVID-19, don't worry that match is just postponed and we will be running it back soon. 
  14. Once Again, Cyborg Proves Age Is Just A Number And Beats Younger Opponents

    Once Again, Cyborg Proves Age Is Just A Number And Beats Younger Opponents

    Jul 13, 2020

    At 39 years of age, Cyborg is only getting better. For the third time in less than a year, he has beaten men much younger than himself in a major event. 
  15. Official FloGrappling Predictions: 3CG Kumite IV

    Official FloGrappling Predictions: 3CG Kumite IV

    Jul 11, 2020

    Third Coast Grappling is back with their fourth Kumite event of the summer – and it’s stacked with some of the biggest names in grappling today.