Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Team History, Fighter Stats, Biographies and News

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Paulo Miyao is a black belt in Jiu Jitsu under Cicero Costha. Considered a phenomenon of the sport since his teens, Paulo and his twin brother João Miyao (also known as the Miyao Brothers), virtually closed out all major competitions around the world in the lower ranks, having even won medals at the top tournaments in the absolute division, including the world championships in 2013, which is an amazing accomplishment for a fighter of the super feather weight class (64kg/141lbs).

Paulo Miyao Jiu Jitsu

Full name: Paulo Henrique Bordignon Miyao

Nickname: n/a

Lineage: Mitsuyo Maeda > Carlos Gracie > Helio Gracie > Rickson Gracie > Marcelo Behring > Waldomiro Perez > Roberto Godoi > Marco Barbosa > Cicero Costha > Paulo Miyao

Main Achievements :

  • World Champion (2015 black, 2013 brown weight and absolute , 2012 & 2011 purple )
  • Pan American Champion (2016/2015/2014 black, 2013 brown, purple 2012)
  • Pan  American No Gi Champion (2015)
  • European Champion (2013 brown)
  • Brazilian Champion (2014 black, 2013 brown weight & absolute, purple 2012 )
  • Brazilian No Gi Champion (2012 brown)
  • Brazilian Champion (2011 weight & absolute purple – CBJJO)
  • World Championship Runner-up (2014 black, 2012 purple absolute)
  • European Open Runner-up (2016)
  • Pan American Championship Runner-up (2013 brown absolute)
  • World No-Gi Championship 3rd Place (2015)
  • Pan American Championship 3rd Place (2012 purple absolute)
  • European Open Championship 3rd Place (2013 brown absolute)
  • Brazilian No-Gi National Championship 3rd Place (2013 brown absolute)

Position/Technique Favorite: Berimbolo

Weight Division: Pluma (64kg/141lbs)

Academy: PSLPB Cicero Costha

Biography of Paulo Miyao

Paulo Miyao was born on May 11, 1991 in the city Andirá in the state of Paraná – Brazil, along with his twin brother João Miyao. They are 3rd generation Japanese descendants with humble beginnings, being the sons of a farmer and a housewife.

The Miyao’s began their martial arts instruction through Judo, but found Jiu Jitsu at the age of 16 and never looked back. The Miyao bros first teacher was Adriano Carvalho, who early on recognized the talent these two boys possessed and encouraged them to train and fight more regularly. With the Jiu Jitsu “bug” growing and growing, the two brothers decided they wanted to become Jiu Jitsu fighters professionally and so as they soon as they were of age they moved to São Paulo (against the wishes of their parents) to pursue their dream.

In São Paulo the Miyao brothers found a home in Cicero Costha’s social project, the PSLPB or Projeto Social Lutando Pelo Bem (Fighting for Good Social Project), a place that has brought to BJJ great quality fighters such as Leandro Lo or Mauricio Cristo. Living within the academy along with other eager athletes, the brothers began winning many championships focusing many of their techniques on the Mendes brothers (Rafael and Guilherme). Their sharp and bendy guards and the fact the Miyao’s were consistently medalling in the absolute divisions weighing only 64 kilos brought the curiosity of the media to the Paraná duo, and with this curiosity/recognition came the sponsorships needed for siblings to showcase their skills in the top competitions of the world, a test they passed with flying colors.

Although Paulo Miyao has received a brown belt before João, João caught up with his brother and the two ended up getting the desired black belt together on June 2013.

Paulo Miyao Grappling Record

94 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    43 (46%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    11 (12%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    35 (37%)
  • BY DECISION
    4 (4%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    1 (1%)

35 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Choke from back
69
24
#86e620
Armbar
9
3
#5AD3D1
Triangle
6
2
#d1212a
Calf slicer
6
2
#fad11b
Clock choke
6
2
#f58822
Kimura
3
1
#224aba
Omoplata
3
1
35
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
13 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    3 (23%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    6 (46%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    1 (8%)
  • BY DECISION
    3 (23%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

1 SUBMISSION LOSSES

#214eb8
Armbar
100
1
1
(100%) SUBMISSION

Paulo Miyao Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
4436Diogo SampaioDiogo SampaioLPts: 4x2Copa Podio88KGSF2013
4932Rafael MendesRafael MendesLPts: 3x0European70KGF2014
5188Lucas LepriLucas LepriLReferee DecisionBrasileiroABS1/4F2014
5289Thiago BarretoLPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Pro.64KG1/4F2014
5391Guilherme MendesGuilherme MendesLAdvWorld Champ.64KGF2014
5546Alexandre SouzaAlexandre SouzaLPts: 0x0, AdvFloripa BB IIABSSPF2014
5555Claudio CalasansClaudio CalasansLPts: 2x2, AdvMundial CBJJEABSSF2014
5610Renato CardosoRenato CardosoLPts: 3x0Camp. InternacionalABSF2014
5696Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoLReferee DecisionIBJJF Pro League70KGF2014
5941Jose ThiagoLArmbarBrazil Nat. Pro65KGF2015
7760Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoLPts: 8x8, AdvNoGi Worlds70KGSF2015
8189Marcio AndreMarcio AndreLReferee DecisionEuropean Open70KGF2016
8775Marcio AndreMarcio AndreLPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Pro69KGF2016
4146Jon FitchD---World ExpoABSSPF2013
4420Manny DiazWPts: 2x0Copa Podio88KGGP2013
4423Jaime CanutoJaime CanutoD---Copa Podio88KGGP2013
4433Renato CardosoRenato CardosoWChoke from backCopa Podio88KGGP2013
4438Travis StevensWPts: 2x2, AdvCopa Podio88KG3PLC2013
4604Claudio MattosClaudio MattosWAdvBrasileiro CBJJENANA2013
4605João RafaelWDQBrasileiro CBJJENANA2013
4606Thiago RodriguesWChoke from backBrasileiro CBJJENANA2013
4608Augusto GaldezWChoke from backBrasileiro CBJJENANA2013
4848Daisuke AmazonWPts: 24x0Bull Terrier70KGF2013
4911Nicolas WelkerWPts: 4x0World Pro Trial70KGSF2014
4912Fernando VieiraFernando VieiraWAdvWorld Pro Trial70KGF2014
4931S. FranceschiniWClock chokeEuropean70KGSF2014
5003John NamWArmbarPan American64KG1/4F2014
5005Vitor PaschoalWChoke from backPan American64KGSF2014
5184Andre SimoesWChoke from backBrasileiroABSR12014
5185Alexandre CeconiAlexandre CeconiWPts: 2x2, AdvBrasileiroABSR12014
5195David LemesDavid LemesWChoke from backBrasileiro70KGSF2014
5196Leo SaggioroWPts: 4x0Brasileiro70KGF2014
5381Tomoya YanagisawaWChoke from backWorld Champ.64KGRDS2014
5387Dai YoshiokaWAdvWorld Champ.64KG1/4F2014
5390Gabriel MoraesGabriel MoraesWPointsWorld Champ.64KGSF2014
5510Leo SaggioroWPts: 8x0Rio Open70KGF2014
5523Isaque PaivaIsaque PaivaWPointsSao Paulo Open70kgF2014
5547Ricardo LimaWClock chokeSul Brasil.ABS1/4F2014
5548Gustavo AlmeidaWTriangleSul Brasil.ABSSF2014
5549Jurandir VieiraWChoke from backSul Brasil.ABSF2014
5553Manoel OliveiraWReferee DecisionMundial CBJJEABSR12014
5554Alan RegisWPts: 2x2, AdvMundial CBJJEABS1/4F2014
5695Koji ShibamotoKoji ShibamotoWPts: 14x2IBJJF Pro League70KGSF2014
5741Leonardo SaggioroWReferee DecisionRio BJJ Pro70KGF2014
5847Leonardo SaggioroWPts: 4x2South American70KGF2014
5939Jorge NakamuraWKimuraBrazil Nat. Pro65KG1/4F2015
5940Jackson FaveroWChoke from backBrazil Nat. Pro65KGSF2015
6032Luis LopesWCalf slicerEuropean64KG1/4F2015
6035Thomas LisboaWPts: 11x0European64KGSF2015
6174Luiz FelipeWPts: 6x4All Star Pro65KGF2015
6175Rafael BarbosaRafael BarbosaWPts: 10x6All Star ProABSF2015
6283Yoshihiko MatsumotoWChoke from backPan American64KG1/4F2015
6286Joao SomaliaJoao SomaliaWArmbarPan American64KGSF2015
6462Rafael PereiraWPointsChicago Spring76KGF2015
6506Andre MonteiroAndre MonteiroWPointsNY Spring Open70KGSF2015
6507Gianni GrippoGianni GrippoWAdvNY Spring Open70KGF2015
6681Onefre LimaWPts: 23x0Brasileiro70KG1/4F2015
6682Victor MatosWPts: 10x0Brasileiro70KGSF2015
6684Isaque PaivaIsaque PaivaWPts: 8x6Brasileiro70KGF2015
6743Gianni GrippoGianni GrippoWPts: 9x2Boston Spring Open70KGF2015
6793Tom BarlowWPts: 3x0Las Vegas Open70KGSF2015
6794Eduardo RamosWPts: 4x4, AdvLas Vegas Open70KGF2015
6869Victor PaschoalWChoke from backWorld Champ.64KG1/4F2015
6871Kim TerraKim TerraWPts: 8x2World Champ.64KGSF2015
6872Daniel BelezaDaniel BelezaWChoke from backWorld Champ.64KGF2015
7012Luiz TeixeiraWPts: 6x4BJJ TourABSF2015
7014Rafael BarbosaRafael BarbosaWPts: 10x6BJJ Tour88KGF2015
7037Wanki ChaeWPts: 8x4US No Gi Nat.70KGF2015
7042Jerold ShapiroWChoke from backAmerican Nat.70KG1/4F2015
7046Kim TerraKim TerraWPointsAmerican Nat.70KGSF2015
7047Samir ChantreSamir ChantreWChoke from backAmerican Nat.70KGF2015
7100Joao FerreiraWPts: 10x2NY Summer Open76KGF2015
7106Sidemar HonorioWArmbarNY No Gi Open70KGF2015
7165Travis OrrWPointsAustin Open76KGSF2015
7166Thiago MacedoWPts: 4x2Austin Open76KGF2015
7235D. DrzymkowskiWChoke from backChicago S. Open76KGSF2015
7236Diego BispoWChoke from backChicago S. Open76KGF2015
7238Steven PattersonWPts: 6x0Chicago S. OpenABSF2015
7239Diego BispoWCalf slicerChicago No Gi76KGF2015
7284Ichitaro TsukadaWChoke from backGrand Slam Tokyo69KG1/4F2015
7285Charles GasparWPts: 4x0Grand Slam Tokyo69KGSF2015
7286Tiago BravoWPts: 8x2Grand Slam Tokyo69KGF2015
7452Fabio CaloiFabio CaloiWPointsBrazil Nat. Pro69KG1/4F2015
7453UnknownWOmoplataBrazil Nat. Pro69KGSF2015
7454Rodrigo CardosoWChoke from backBrazil Nat. Pro69KGF2015
7468Caio GregorioWPts: 10x0Brazil Nat. ProU77KG1/4F2015
7469Felipe CesarFelipe CesarWPointsBrazil Nat. ProU77KGSF2015
7471Gabriel RolloGabriel RolloWPts: 4x2Brazil Nat. ProU77KGF2015
7557Edson OliveiraWTriangleNoGi Pan Ams70KGSF2015
7558Gianni GrippoGianni GrippoWReferee DecisionNoGi Pan Ams70KGF2015
7619Matthew MaganaWPts: 13x0Grand Slam LA69KG1/4F2015
7621Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoWPts: 6x4Grand Slam LA69KGSF2015
7623Samir ChantreSamir ChantreWPts: 5x0Grand Slam LA69KGF2015
7753Thiago MacedoWPts: 4x0NoGi Worlds70KG1/8F2015
7759Wilson ReisWPts: 6x4NoGi Worlds70KG1/4F2015
7897Samir ChantreSamir ChantreWReferee DecisionBerkut 2ABSSPF2015
7972Roberto JunotWChoke from backGrand Slam - Rio69KG1/8F2015
7978Raphael CadenaWPts: 6x6, AdvGrand Slam - Rio69KG1/4F2015
7980Fernando VieiraFernando VieiraWPts: 8x8, AdvGrand Slam - Rio69KGF2015
8184Masahiro IwasakiWPts: 5x0European Open70KG1/4F2016
8187Brian MahechaBrian MahechaWChoke from backEuropean Open70KGSF2016
8474Jordan GomezWChoke from backPan American70KG1/8F2016
8479Jon Van BurenWPts: 15x2Pan American70KG1/4F2016
8483Bruno FrazattoBruno FrazattoWPts: 4x2Pan American70KGSF2016
8484Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoWPts: 6x6, AdvPan American70KGF2016
8669Joel BurgessWChoke from backNY Spring Open70KGSF2016
8670Isaac DoederleinIsaac DoederleinWPts: 3x0NY Spring Open70KGF2016
8764Vitor MatosWChoke from backWorld Pro69KGR12016
8773Tiago BravoWChoke from backWorld Pro69KGSF2016

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