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Born in Rio de Janeiro on January 8, 1983, Rafael 'Formiga' Barbosa is a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt and champion grappler known for being a four-time IBJJF World Masters champion, having taken gold medals in 2014, 2015 and double gold (weight and absolute) in 2018. 

Formiga Claims F2W Belt & IBJJF Gold

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Rafael Formiga Claims F2W Belt & IBJJF Double Gold In The Same Weekend

Sep 19, 2020

Rafael Formiga captured the F2W master's title Friday night and made the drive down to Austin Saturday morning to work his way weight and absolute divisions at the IBJJF Austin Open.