Today’s Pioneers of the Sport features fourth degree black belt and five time world champion Saulo Ribeiro. Considered one of the best BJJ competitors of all time, Ribeiro received his BB from Royler Gracie on November 27th, 1995. He went on to win his first of five world titles in 1997… and he rest is history.

In the below match, Saulo takes on Fabio Gurgel in the finals of the 1999 CBJJO World Championships. Enjoy the match from this Pioneer!