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Rodolfo Vieira

Middleweight Division

10-2-0 (W-L-D)


Wins by Knockout


Wins by Submission


First Round Finishes

Rodolfo Vieira

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Learn more about Rodolfo Vieira's UFC history, fighter facts, and Q&A below.

Place of Birth
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Fighting style
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Octagon Debut
Aug. 10, 2019
Leg reach
  • Pro since 2017

  • One win by KO, nine by submission (4 RNC, 5 arm triangle)

  • Has finished all wins, six in the first round

UFC Fight Night (2/10/24) Vieira submitted Armen Petrosyan via arm triangle choke at 4:48 of the first round 

UFC on ESPN (4/29/23) Vieira submitted Cody Brundage via arm triangle choke at 1:28 of the second round

UFC on ESPN (6/25/22) Vieira lost a three round unanimous decision to Chris Curtis

UFC on ESPN (7/17/21) Vieira submitted Dustin Stoltzfus via rear naked choke at 1:54 of the third round

UFC 258 (2/13/21) Vieira was submitted by Anthony Hernandez via guillotine choke at 1:53 of the second round

UFC 248 (3/7/20) Vieira submitted Saparbeg Safarov via arm triangle choke at 2:58 of the first round

UFC Fight Night (8/10/19) Vieira submitted Oskar Piechota via arm triangle choke at 4:26 of the second round

When and why did you start training for fighting? I started training BJJ in 2003 to lose weight and started training MMA as a personal challenge.

What ranks and titles have you held? I'm a 5x BJJ World Champion.

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It's the realization of a dream; I still can't believe it has happened.

What was your job before you started fighting? Being a BJJ fighter was my job before MMA.

Specific accomplishments in amateur competition? 5x BJJ World Champion, 2x Pan Am Champion, 2x European Champion, among other titles.

Specific accomplishments in pro competition? 7x Abu Dhabi World Professional Jiu-Jitsu Championship Champion, ADCC Champion,  

Ranks in any martial arts styles: BJJ black belt

Favorite grappling technique: Rear naked choke and arm triangle choke

Favorite Striking technique: Jab and straight