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Full Name: Ivaniel Oliveira Cavalcante
- Brazilian National Champion (2013, 2014, 2015)
- World Champion (2005 purple)
- Rio International Open Champion (2011, 2012)
- World Cup Champion (2010 WLPJJ)
- Amazon Meeting Champion (2010)
- World Silver Medallist (2006)
- Brazilian National Silver Medallist (2009 CBJJ)
- SP Cup Silver Medallist (2010 WLPJJ)
- Brazilian National Bronze Medallist (2010, 2007 CBJJ)
- World Cup Bronze Medallist (2006 CBJJO)
Favourite Technique: Toe Hold
Weight Division: Galo (57kg/126lbs)
Ivaniel Oliveira Cavalcante Biography
Ivaniel Oliveira was born in Manaus, Brazil where he began his Jiu Jitsu training under the prestigious Cristiano Carioca (a coach that has helped fighters such as Adriano Martins, Mauricio “Shogun” Rua and even “Kid” Yamamoto). He trained with his master in Manaus becoming one of the top competitors in the state and even the whole country at the lower belts, winning the world jiu jitsu championship in the purple belt division (2005). One year later he would debut at the same tournament in the black belt division achieving a silver medal.
With his near success in his debut black belt year, many expected Ivaniel Oliveira to become the king of the “Galo” weight division, but as the IBJJF moved the World Championship to the Unites States in 2007, Ivaniel struggled to obtain a visa to compete in the North American country in the next few years.
In 2009, and with his master’s consent, Ivaniel Oliveira moved to Rio de Janeiro where he started training at the Casquinha Team. He trained there for one year before moving in 2010 to the Atos Jiu Jitsu team after an invitation made by Ramon Lemos. He has also represented the Checkmat team after Atos’ main representatives and training partners moved to the United States.