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Lightweight Submission Grappling World Champion

Kade Ruotolo

Weight Limit
167.77 LBS / 76.1 KG
Height
5'10" FT / 180 CM
Country
Age
21 Y
Team
Atos

About Kade Ruotolo

Kade Ruotolo was labeled a prodigy from a young age, and he has delivered on that promise by becoming one of his generation’s best submission grappling competitors.

Along with his twin brother Tye, the duo started learning the art of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu at three years old when their father took them to their first class. The youngsters fell in love with the sport immediately, and their aptitude was also evident right away.

Kade wasn’t even in his teenage years when he and his twin brother started tearing up the BJJ scene. In 2013, they began training with the famed Mendes brothers at AOJ Academy to pursue grappling at an elite level. And finally in 2017, the Ruotolo boys switched to Atos and have been under the tutelage of the legendary Andre Galvao ever since.

It didn’t take long for the teenage sensations to reach the highest levels of BJJ and submission grappling. Kade won the IBJJF World Championship at the brown-belt level in December 2021, and Galvao awarded the twins their black belts just a few days later.

Months after receiving their black belts, the Ruotolo brothers made their way to ONE Championship, and Kade’s debut performance proved that he would be a future star in the promotion. He secured a dominant unanimous decision victory over Japanese legend Shinya Aoki at ONE 157 in May 2022. The match was seen as a clash of generations, and the American star showed “Tobikan Judan” that his style of BJJ is one rooted in revolutionary techniques.

After his win over Aoki, Kade competed in the 2022 ADCC World Championships and became the youngest World Champion in the event’s history. In the final, Kade faced Mica Galvao and submitted the Brazilian with a heel hook to capture gold in the tournament’s -77-kilogram division.

Fresh from his ADCC triumph, Kade made history once again when he submitted Russia’s Uali Kurzhev for the inaugural ONE Lightweight Submission Grappling World Title in October 2022. To date, he has never lost a submission grappling match as a BJJ black belt, and now set to embark on a new challenge ahead of his MMA debut.

ONE Championship Records

Event Results

Result Method Round Method and round Opponent Opponent and event Country Date Event
WIN
Submission SUB
R1 (4:48)
Submission
R1 (4:48)
R1 (4:48) Francisco_Lo avatar 500x345
Francisco Lo
Brazil
Brazil Apr 5, 2024
ONE Fight Night 21: Eersel vs. Nicolas on Prime Video
Apr 5, 2024
WIN
Unanimous Decision UD
R1
Unanimous Decision
R1
R1 Tommy_Langaker Avatar 500x345 2
Tommy Langaker
Norway
Norway Jan 28, 2024
ONE 165: Superlek vs. Takeru
Jan 28, 2024
WIN
Unanimous Decision UD
R1
Unanimous Decision
R1
R1 Tommy_Langaker Avatar 500x345 2
Tommy Langaker
Norway
Norway Jun 9, 2023
ONE Fight Night 11: Eersel vs. Menshikov on Prime Video
Jun 9, 2023
WIN
Unanimous Decision UD
R1
Unanimous Decision
R1
R1 Matheus_Gabriel avatar 500x345 2
Matheus Gabriel
Brazil
Brazil Dec 3, 2022
ONE on Prime Video 5: De Ridder vs. Malykhin
Dec 3, 2022
WIN
Submission SUB
R1 (4:26)
Submission
R1 (4:26)
R1 (4:26) Uali_Kurzhev avatar 500x345 2
Uali Kurzhev
Russia
Russia Oct 22, 2022
ONE on Prime Video 3: Lineker vs. Andrade
Oct 22, 2022
WIN
Unanimous Decision UD
R1 (10:0)
Unanimous Decision
R1 (10:0)
R1 (10:0) Shinya_Aoki avatar 500x345
Shinya Aoki
Japan
Japan May 20, 2022
ONE 157: Petchmorakot vs. Vienot
May 20, 2022

Breakdown

Wins - 6
Losses - 0
2
Submission SUB
0
4
Unanimous Decision UD
0

Finish Rate

Finishes
2
Finish Rate
33%
Wins
6
Total Bouts
6

Bout Duration

Avg. Bout Duration
03m : 12s
Total Duration
0h : 19m : 14s

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