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Hiago George is a Brazilian jiu jitsu black belt under the illustrious Cícero Costha, being also one of the most accomplished featherweight competitors of his generation. Hiago made a name for himself competing mainly in the Brazilian grappling circuit, where he conquered important titles such as Brazilian National Champion (2015), Brazil National Pro Champion (2015), South American Champion (2015, 2014, 2013) and Rio de Janeiro Grand Slam Champion (2015).

Hiago George Jiu Jitsu

Full Name: Hiago George Santos Silva

Nickname: n/a

Lineage: Mitsuyo Maeda > Carlos GracieHelio GracieRickson GracieMarcelo BehringWaldomiro PerezRoberto GodoiMarco Barbosa > Cicero Costha > Hiago George

Main Achievements:

  • CBJJ Brazilian National Champion (2015 brown)
  • IBJJF South American Champion (2015 black, 2014 brown, 2013 purple)
  • IBJJF European Open Champion (2016)
  • UAEJJF Brazil National Pro Champion (2015)
  • UAEJJF Grand Slam Rio de Janeiro Champion (2016/2015)
  • UAEJJF Grand Slam Abu Dhabi Champion(2016)
  • IBJJF Sao Paulo Open Champion (2014 brown, 2013 purple)
  • IBJJF Floripa Open Champion (2015)
  • IBJJF Rio Pro Champion (2015)
  • CBJJ Brazilian National 2nd Place (2014 purple)
  • CBJJ Brazilian National No-Gi 2nd Place (2015)
  • IBJJF Sao Paulo Open 3rd Place (2015)
  • IBJJF Pan American Championship 3rd Place (2016)

Favorite Position/Technique: Open Guard

Weight Division: Peso Pluma

Team/Association: Cícero Costha – Projeto Social Lutando Pelo Bem

Hiago George Biography

Hiago George was born on the 2nd of July, 1993 in the city of Cícero Dantas (CD), state of Bahia – Brazil. He lived in CD up until his 12th birthday, the time when his family moved to Livramento de Nossa Senhora, also in Bahia.

Martial arts entered Hiago’s life through boxing when he was in his early teens. 1 year after getting started in the “sweet science”, George was convinced by his close friend “Neto” to try a jiu jitsu class at a local academy led by coaches Alex Azevedo and Wbiara Dantas. After his first experience with grappling Hiago decided to incorporate both disciplines into his daily routine.

Within 6 months of trying his hardest to keep up with training, Hiago understood that he would not be able to reach the level of proficiency he had aimed for in either sport, if he kept wearing himself thin training both combat styles. Although it was a hard choice at the time, he opted to follow jiu jitsu full heartedly and leave boxing behind.

Within one year of training with Azevedo and Dantas, the academy joined forces with a bigger team from the neighbouring town of Vitória da Conquista, a team led by Fábio Medeiros of Gracie Barra.

When Hiago started training jiu jitsu, he set high goals for himself. His aim was always to be the best light featherweight grappler in the world. With this in mind he competed as often as he could, everywhere around Brazil. One of these trips led him to the CBJJE World Championship in 2013, a tournament he won that year as a purple belt. Hiago arrived in Sao Paulo (where the event was held) one week before the tournament, asking Cícero Costha for permission to sleep in his academy on the lead-up to the competition. While at Costa’s gym “Projeto Social Lutando Pelo Bem” (PSLPB), George saw a legion of like minded athletes, training harder than he had ever seen.

Hiago knew it would be hard to find the level of training he had seen at PSLPB in his hometown, so when he returned home George convinced his parents to allow him to follow his dream and move to Cícero Costha’s Sao Paulo academy.

Cícero accepted George with open arms and Hiago’s career took off almost immediately with wins at the Brazilian National and South American Championship. Within 18 months, Hiago earned his brown belt a division he took by storm with sequential titles in some of the sport’s top tournaments. His wins earned him a quick upgrade to black belt after 10 months spent as a brown belt.

An interesting fact about Hiago’s grading is that all belts up to brown were awarded by Fábio Medeiros, but even after Hiago George moved across to Costha’s PSLPB, Cícero travelled over to Medeiros’ academy to award Hiago’s brown and black belts, this way paying respect to his former instructor.

After earning his black belt on August 2015, Hiago George hit the ground running, winning the Brazilian National Pro (UAEJJF), the Brazilian No-Gi National silver medal (CBJJ), the IBJJF Rio Pro gold medal, as well as Floripa Open, South American Championship and the Grand Slam in Rio de Janeiro, all in his first 5 months as a black belt.

Hiago George Grappling Record

40 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    14 (35%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    3 (8%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    23 (58%)
  • BY DECISION
    0 (0%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

23 SUBMISSIONS WINS

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Choke from back
30
7
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Triangle
22
5
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Verbal tap
13
3
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Katagatame
9
2
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Wristlock
4
1
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Armbar
4
1
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Inverted triangle
4
1
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Toe hold
4
1
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RNC
4
1
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Omoplata/choke
4
1
23
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
5 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    2 (40%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    1 (20%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    0 (0%)
  • BY DECISION
    2 (40%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

0 SUBMISSION LOSSES

Hiago George Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
7463Douglas RufinoLPts: 2x0SP Open64KGSF2015
7907Philipe FreitasLPointsBrasileiro NoGi64KGF2015
8779Gabriel MoraesGabriel MoraesLReferee DecisionPan American64KGSF2016
9444Ary FariasAry FariasLReferee DecisionWorld Champ.64KGSF2016
10383Isaque PaivaIsaque PaivaLPts: 2x2, AdvBJJ Rio Pro70KGF2016
7287Pedro HenriqueWPts: 2x2, AdvBrazil Nat. Pro RJ62KGF2015
7461Thomas LisboaWWristlockSP Open64KG1/4F2015
7502Narciso VilaWVerbal tapCamp. Paulista64KGRR2014
7503Narciso VilaWVerbal tapCamp. Paulista64KGRR2014
7819Levy OliveiraWTriangleFloripa Open64KG1/4F2015
7820Thales NakassuWTriangleFloripa Open64KGSF2015
7822Magno MotaWPts: 2x0Floripa Open64KGF2015
7905Tiago TeixeiraWChoke from backBrasileiro NoGi64KG1/4F2015
7906Luiz AndradeWKatagatameBrasileiro NoGi64KGSF2015
8119David LemesDavid LemesWChoke from backIBJJF Rio Pro70KG1/4F2015
8123Isaque PaivaIsaque PaivaWPts: 8x6IBJJF Rio Pro70KGF2015
8172Leandro SilvaWChoke from backSouth American64KGSF2015
8173Jorge NakamuraWChoke from backSouth American64KGSF2015
8209Celso SouzaWPts: 14x0Grand Slam - Rio62KG1/8F2015
8216Magno MottaWPts: 2x0Grand Slam - Rio62KG1/4F2015
8475Luis LopesWPts: 4x2European Open64KG1/4F2016
8477Luis PintoWArmbarEuropean Open64KGSF2016
8772Gabriel WillcoxWPts: 2x2, AdvPan American64KGR12016
8776Pedro HenriqueWInverted trianglePan American64KG1/4F2016
9083Jose OliveiraWPts: 3x0World Pro62KG1/4F2016
9086Daniel SantanaWPts: 2x0World Pro62KGSF2016
9242Caio SantosWChoke from backBrasileiro64KGR12016
9244Bruno CelioWChoke from backBrasileiro64KG1/4F2016
9247Marcos SuelWPts: 9x0Brasileiro64KGSF2016
9438Kazuhiro MiyachiWKatagatameWorld Champ.64KGR22016
9443Gianni GrippoGianni GrippoWPts: 4x0World Champ.64KG1/4F2016
10011Willian OliveiraWChoke from backSao Paulo Open64KGSF2016
10012Rodolfo MarquesWToe holdSao Paulo Open64KGF2016
10239Jose LimaJose LimaWRNCBrasileiro NoGi61KGSF2016
10240Kelvyn PontesWTriangleBrasileiro NoGi61KGF2016
10380Vitor MatosWPointsBJJ Rio Pro70KG1/4F2016
10413Magno VieiraWPointsGrand Slam - Rio62KGR12016
10417Rodnei BarbosaRodnei BarbosaWPts: 2x0Grand Slam - Rio62KG1/4F2016
10420Felippe MeloWPts: 2x0Grand Slam - Rio62KGSF2016
10422Jose LimaJose LimaWPts: 2x0Grand Slam - Rio62KGF2016
10615UnknownWTriangleSouth American64KG1/4F2016
10616Luis PintoWOmoplata/chokeSouth American64KGSF2016
10617Carlos EsquisitoCarlos EsquisitoWVerbal tapSouth American64KGF2016
10729Jean PereiraWTriangleGrand Slam AD62KGSF2017
10730Tomoyuki HashimotoTomoyuki HashimotoWPts: 2x2, AdvGrand Slam AD62KGF2017

Hiago George vs Isaque Paiva

Hiago George vs Narciso Vila

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