Ricardo Arona won ADCC on 3 occasions without ever having a point scored on him… Let that sink in…
Arona is a BJJ black belt under Ricardo Libório. He also had a highly successful MMA career having faced fighters Fedor Emilianenko, Wanderlei Silva, Mauricio “Shogun”, Murilo “Ninja”, mostly in the legendary Pride FC promotion
His nickname was “Brazilian Tiger”.
Ricardo Arona came to Carlson Gracie as a purple belt at the age of 18 years.
He won the world Championship at purple and brown belt eventually focussing more on No Gi and ADCC.
In this rare video of Arona in the Gi, he faces off against Erik Wanderley and Fernando Terere in the absolute division of the IBJJF World Championships in 1999.