picture of Rafael Formiga Barbosa

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. 


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Highlight: Two Minutes Of Graceful Jiu-Jitsu From Rafael "Formiga" Barbosa

Dec 21, 2020

Rafael "Formiga" Barbosa won his fifth Masters world title this weekend, and took second in the absolute, putting his butterfly guard game on display.