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Rodrigo Medeiros: Record, Net Worth, Weight, Age & More!
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Rodrigo Medeiros: Record, Net Worth, Weight, Age & More!

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Who is Rodrigo “Comprido” Medeiros?

Rodrigo “Comprido” MedeirosIs a Brazilian black belt in Jiu Jitsu And a multiple time world champion at the highest levels. Medeiros comes from an extremely pure jiu jitsu lineage, having received his black belt from Romero Cavalcante himself. In addition to his long tenure in the competitive grappling scene, Romero cavalcanti is also a well-known coach who has worked with several successful MMA fighters such as Brock Lesnar and Dean Lister. “Comprido” is also one of the founders of the legendary and internationally successful competition organization known as Team Brasa.

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Who is Rodrigo “Comprido” Medeiros?

Rodrigo “Comprido” MedeirosIs a Brazilian black belt in Jiu Jitsu And a multiple time world champion at the highest levels. Medeiros comes from an extremely pure jiu jitsu lineage, having received his black belt from Romero Cavalcante himself. In addition to his long tenure in the competitive grappling scene, Romero cavalcanti is also a well-known coach who has worked with several successful MMA fighters such as Brock Lesnar and Dean Lister. “Comprido” is also one of the founders of the legendary and internationally successful competition organization known as Team Brasa.

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Computer was born in the fall of 1977 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He grew up very close to two other Legends of the sport, Leonardo and Ricardo Vieira, who had been doing jujitsu their entire lives. One day in 1992, Rodrigo's cousin Mauricio took him to train at Romero Cavalcanti’'s Academy when he was just 16 years old.He fell in love with the sport and the rest, as they say, is history.

The Comprido Half Guard by Rodrigo "Comprido" Medeiros

Rodrigo rose through the ranks to black belt extremely quickly, earning the rank on the podium after winning the 1998 IBJJF World Championships as a brown belt. Madeiros earned the achievement in just a quick six years, a lightning pace compared to many.

If there were any outstanding doubts about Rodrigo Madeiros' pedigree, those were eliminated the following year in 1999 when he found himself in the absolute division of the same IBJJF world championships. This time, the up-and-coming black belt secured a tow hold, which marked the first time in the IBJJF World Championships that the open weight division had been won by submission.

Comprido followed this amazing performance up later that year at the Pan American BJJ games and at the Brazilian national championships. He even repeated his absolute gold medal at the world championships in 2000 adding a bronze medal in his weight class as well.

The following year was a big transition for Rodrigo Medeiros who had decided to leave his Academy in Rio de Janeiro in order to move to America and train there. This meant leaving Rodrigo and Ricardo Vieira in charge of their gym, Team Alliance, in Brazil. Cavalcanti had handed off leadership of Alliance to Medeiros and the Viera brothers, but there became a rift in their relationship around 2002 with the addition of Fabio Gurgle.

The split occurred over a difference in philosophy about which competitions the team should train to compete in. Both Medeiros and Rodrigo Vieira wanted to compete in the upstart organization the CBJJO, which had risen to challenge the IBJJF's dominance in the competition grappling scene. Not everyone agreed, however, with part of the team wishing to continue along the traditional IBJJF path.

Rodrigo Medeiros was determined to compete in the world cup and he did so, but it had repercussions for his place on the Alliance team. Angered by his decision to act independently, the other leaders of Alliance kicked Maderos out of the academy. In the scramble to build something new after moving on from Alliance, Team Brasa was born.

In the wake of the split between Alliance and team Brasa, Comprido found himself operating an Academy in Chicago. At the same time, he began to train MMA fighters including journeyman Mike Russow. After training Russow and developing a relationship, Rodrigo has his foot in the door in the MMA community. This would soon lead him to a relationship with future UFC Heavyweight Champion Brock lesnar.

Rodrigo Medeiros has also been active and vocal to make changes in the judicial community. Around 2006, he teamed up with Roger Gracie in order to make noise about the bad refereeing in many professional jiu jitsu tournaments. The two were able to garner many signatures from competitors and coaches around the world in order to pass a new rule requiring three referees in certain championships.

Although Medeiros has largely moved on from competing, he continues to be active in the coaching world. He trains MMA fighters in person, and he also films instructional content online. Recently he teamed up with BJJ Fanatics in order to create “The Comprido Half Guard” - a guide to his favorite position.

The Comprido Foot Lock by Rodrigo "Comprido" Medeiros

How Old is Rodrigo Medeiros?

Rodrigo Medeiros’s age is unknown, but He competed most actively in the late nineties and mid-2000s. He's likely well into his 40s if not older.

Rodrigo Medeiros Family

Not much has been published about Rodrigo Medeiros’s family. He maintains a private life, preferring to focus on the sport when interviewed.

How Much is Rodrigo Medeiros Worth?

Rodrigo Medeiros’s net worth is not public information. Maderos is an internationally known and respected competitor and coach in both submission grappling and in mma. we're not sure of his exact net worth, but Rodrigo has done well for himself in the world of combat sports. 

How Tall is Rodrigo Medeiros?

We’re not sure what the exact number is, but Rodrigo Medeiros is exceptionally Tall. he stands eye to eye with Roger Gracie in competition, meaning he's around  6 ft 4. His nickname, Comprido, even means “long” when translated to English- a reference to his extreme height.

How Much Does Rodrigo Medeiros Weigh? 

Rodrigo Medeiros competed As low as 88 kg, which is about 195 lb. He's also competed as heavy as 100 kg, or 220 lb. He’s known as a heavyweight.

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Rodrigo Medeiros Fight List

As a grappler, Rodrigo Medeiros has had far too many bouts to list them all here. To get an idea of his prowess on the mat, check out some of his best accomplishments, listed below:

  • 1998 IBJJF World Champion - Brown Belt
  • 1999 IBJJF World Champion - Open Weight
  • 1999 Brazilian National Champion
  • 1999 IBJJF Pan American Champion
  • 2000 IBJJF World Champion - Open Weight
  • 2000 Brazilian National Champion
  • 2000 IBJJF World Championships - Bronze
  • 2001 IBJJF World Championships - Silver
  • 2002 CBJJO World Cup Champion
  • 2004 IBJJF World Championships - Silver
  • 2006 CBJJO World Cup Champion
  • 2007 IBJJF Pan American Champion
  • 2009 IBJJF Pan American Champion - Masters Division
  • 2011 European Championship - Closed w/ Teammate Igor Silva

Rodrigo Medeiros's Best Fight of All Time

Rodrigo had many amazing fights against some of the early greats in submission grappling. One of his best wins was also one of his last. He faced legendary New Jersey no gi coach Tom DeBlass and the 100 kg weight division of the 2014 no gi worlds. Although it was a close match, Medeiros managed to out-point the former UFC star, and come away with the victory by score of 2 to nothing.

Who Did Rodrigo Medeiros Lose To?

Every Grappler takes some tough and Comprido Maderos is no exception. His losses however represent some of the best talent to ever grace the mat. Hands that were raised over Maderos include the likes of Murillo Bustamante, Saulo Ribeiro, and Roger Gracie.

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Rodrigo Medeiros Record

From the matches we have recorded, Rodrigo's record is 25 and 21 at the professional level. This includes nine submission victories and only six submission losses. Incredibly, Comprido only lost one decision in his entire career.

Rodrigo Medeiros Injuries

Rodrigo Medeiros was not public with any major injuries, but like many lifelong practitioners of grappling arts he's careful with his body. He has spoken openly about maintaining an active health and fitness routine in effort to stem the damage that builds up from a lifetime spent training on the mats.

Is Rodrigo Medeiros Retired?

Although Rodrigo Medeiros occasionally Grace's Masters tournaments, he is mostly retired for now. He was most active in the mid-2000s when he faced many early Legends of submission grappling and many future UFC fighters in competition. These days, however, Maderos can be found coaching MMA fighters to achieve their best.

Beyond competing for himself, and training his students, Maderos also makes time to spread his love of the sport through video products filmed for online distribution. he's teamed up with BJJ Fanatics in order to film the awesome “The Comprido Half Guard”, which can serve as a roadmap through this legendary Brazilian competitor’s favorite position. He also filmed his Guide to the leg locks, appropriately titled “The Comprido Footlock”  to help other practitioners learn the best ways to finish their half guard sweeps after mastering them. don't miss a chance to learn some key tips from a world champion today.

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