Roberto de Souza is a professional mixed martial arts fighter from Brazil. He fights in the lightweight division for the Rizin Fighting Federation and as of January 2023, he is the Rizin’s lightweight champion.

Player Profile

Roberto Satoshi de Souza was born on September 19, 1989, in São Paulo, Brazil. He is of Brazilian and Japanese descent. He is currently fighting out of Iwata, Japan. He is trained in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Submission Wrestling, and Judo. He is a part of Bonsai Jiu-Jitsu.

Height / weight 1.8 m / 71 kg
Born 19 Sep 1989
Nationality Brazil Brazil
Playing Style Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

He stands 180 cm tall and has a reach of 185 cm. His weight was last listed at 71 kg and he fights in the lightweight division.


His first professional MMA fight was held in October 2013 and it was against Nuerla Murati for Real Fight MMA. Since then, he has been in 15 more fights, winning 14 in total.

He had a total of five fights with Real Fight, he won all 5. Then in November 2018, he started fighting for Arzalet Fighting Globe Championship. His first fight was against Thiago Oliveira. He fought a total of two fights with Arzalet before he began fighting for the Rizin Fighting Federation in 2019.

His first Rizin win was against Satoru Kitaoka. Since that fight, he has been in eight more fights with the promoter, losing twice. His latest fight was his loss against AJ McKee. It was held in December 2022.

Career Record

Total - 16

  • Wins - 14
  • By knockout - 4
  • By submission - 10

  • Losses - 2
  • By knockout - 1
  • By decision - 1

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