Rodolfo “The Black Belt Hunter” Vieira

UFC Profile Rodolfo The Black Belt Hunter Vieira TOP 4 Fights
UFC Profile Rodolfo The Black Belt Hunter Vieira TOP 4 Fights

Rodolfo Vieira is a Brazilian mixed martial arts fighter who was born on September 25, 1989, in Rio de Janeiro. He’s currently competing in the middleweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

With the nickname of The Black Belt Hunter, Vieira is a fighter with an excellent style in jiu-jitsu; since he has been world champion seven times in this style; four times he did it in his native land, Brazil.

His fighting style is characterized by the great ability he has. This, because he presents speed and relentless physical dexterity, which has made him the best jiu-jitsu fighter in his UFC division.

Vieira has a professional record of 8 wins and 1 loss. However, the most impressive thing in Brazilian’s short career is that, of the 8 victories achieved, 7 have been via submission and only 1 by technical knockout.

UFC Profile – Rodolfo “The Black Belt Hunter” Vieira – Top 4 fights

  • Rodolfo Vieira vs. Daniyar Zarylbekov

Rodolfo Vieira’s first fight as a professional in mixed martial arts was on February 10, 2017, against Daniyar Zarylbekov. In this fight, Vieira began to demonstrate his high competitive level in terms of his fighting style, jiu-jitsu. He achieved this by defeating Zarylbekov by submission (subsequent choke), in minute 2:27 of the first round.

  • Rodolfo Vieira vs .Alexander Neufang

On March 9, 2018, at the ACB 82 event, Rodolfo Vieira faced Alexander Neufang in São Paulo. In this fight, Vieira achieved the only victory he has in his career by way of knockout, since, after an excellent combination of punches, Vieira managed to send Neufang to the canvas in the 3:42 minute of the first round.

  • Rodolfo Vieira vs. Oskar Piechota

Rodolfo Vieira made his UFC Octagon debut on August 10, 2019, when he faced Oskar Piechota at the UFC Fight Night: Shevchenko vs. Carmouche 2. In this fight, Vieira continued to show that his main card in the fights is to go to the canvas and achieve victories by submission, since, in minute 4:26 of the second round, Vieira went to the canvas with Piechota and after strangulation of the arm, managed to take the victory by submission.

  • Rodolfo Vieira vs. Dustin Stoltzfus

Vieira’s last fight was at the event UFC on ESPN: Makhachev vs. Moises on July 17, 2021. In this fight, Vieira repeated the strategy he used in his first professional fight and managed to beat Stolzfus in minute 1:54 of the third round, with a subsequent choke.

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