Rodolfo "Trator" Bellato
Height: 6' 3"
Weight: 205 lbs.
STRIKING ACCURACYSignificant Strikes Attempted: 158
Significant Strikes Landed: 99
TAKEDOWN ACCURACYTakedowns Attempted: 4
Rodolfo Bellato is a prominent professional athlete in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), known for his great power, agility, and noteworthy grappling skills. Born and raised in Sao Paulo, Brazil on September 20, 1990, Bellato has been passionately involved with martial arts since his early childhood. His Brazilian origins nurtured his love for Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu – a martial art, combat sport, and self-defense system initially developed by the Gracie family.
As a child, he saw martial arts not just as a hobby or a sport, but it was a way of life that helped to shape his fearless and relentless spirit. His commitment and zeal marked the beginning of a fruitful career in the UFC in his early twenties.
Throughout his career, Bellato has been insurmountable in the Light Heavyweight division. His reputable prowess, particularly in Jiu-Jitsu, has made him one of the most exciting athletes to watch in the Octagon. Up to date, he has notched up an impressive record, proving himself to be an intimidating force in the Light Heavyweight division.
Bellato began his professional MMA career in 2014, and in 2018, he surprised the world by presenting a stunning performance at the UAEJJF Abu Dhabi World Pro, afterwards entering UFC with an undefeated streak. In his early days, his dominant performances and quick victories caught the attention of the mixed martial arts world, and UFC signed him.
The key to his successes can easily be linked to his unmatched commitment, discipline, and incredible work ethic. His mental toughness, combined with his athleticism, has seen him come out on top in some of the toughest fights. Bellato has impressive striking abilities and exceptional defensive skills that he combines effectively during his bouts.
He has been able to institute a highly effective ground game characterized by his submissions and his relentless pressure, which is hard to match. This has given him an edge over many opponents and has elevated him to high rankings in the competitive world of UFC. Bellato is notorious for his ability to incapacitate larger and more physically imposing opponents with his superior grappling skills. His bouts, whether they are quick victories or grueling endurance contests, are always a showcase of his technical prowess and ring savvy.
Off the ring, Bellato’s humility and dedication to his craft have compelled respect and admiration from his colleagues, fans, and the MMA community. He is a proud Brazilian who never forgets his roots and has continually used his platform to give back to his community, embodying the true sportsman spirit.
Along with a flourishing career in grappling, he has concurrently been teaching Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu at a local academy in Sao Paulo, with a motive to breed new champions while sharing his love for the sport. He is intentionally active in mentoring the youth, by focusing on teaching important values that sport can offer such as discipline, respect, and teamwork.
Rodolfo Bellato’s journey in UFC has been fraught with success, reminding every young aspiring athlete that great things begin with passion and unyielding dedication. Eminently, he has a promising future ahead and undoubtedly, his contribution to UFC and the sport, in general, is massive and undeniable. To date, he continues to charge on, facing every challenge head-on with a warrior’s spirit, making him an intriguing athlete to watch in the MMA industry.