Athlete Bio

Roosevelt Sousa earned his Jiu-Jitsu black belt in 2020 after winning the IBJJF Pan American and Jiu-Jitsu World Championships as a brown belt. In the new graduation he stood out by winning the AJP King of Mats, the AJP Grand Slam and the ADCC 2022 tryouts. Sousa fights in the ultra- heavyweight category and is one of the top Jiu-Jitsu competitors nowadays.

Born in the northeast region of Brazil, Sousa only started Jiu-Jitsu at age 20. Before, he was a volleyball player, a sport in which he excelled due to his height and talent. But when he was introduced to the gentle art by a friend in 2014, he fell in love with Jiu-Jitsu and decided to trade the courts for the mats. Time has shown that Sousa made the right decision. Strong and very agile for his size, he quickly stood out and in 2020, with just six years of Jiu-Jitsu, he reached black belt by the hands of his Professor Iuri Alves. He currently lives in Miami, where he trains and represents Roberto “Cyborg,” from the Fight Sports team.


Black Belt ADCC Bronze Medalist
Brown Belt World Champion