Today, we feature a vintage match (CBJJE Brasileiro, 1996) between two legends of the sport… Roberto “Roleta” Magalhaes (Gracie Barra) vs. Saulo Ribeiro (Gracie Humaita).

A lot of people know who Saulo Ribeiro is, but Roleta is a lesser known name amongst the newer grapplers. For those who enjoy watching the newer fighters (Mendes Brothers, Rubens Charles “Cobrinha”, Abmar Barbosa, Ryan Hall, and Roberto “Cyborg” Abreu), these champions owe a lot of their inverted guard games to Roleta.

Roberto Magalhaes was ahead of his time. You guys will love this match!

This is the move Roleta used to sweep Saulo…

I feel the variation of the Roleta Sweep, the “Macarrao” sweep (show by “Macarrao” himself… 7th degree coral belt) is easier to hit.
Marcio Stambowsky Shows The Macarrao Sweep

Here Roleta explains why he invented the inverted guard and show a sweep that Cyborg made famous.