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

103 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    51 (50%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    11 (11%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    36 (35%)
  • BY DECISION
    4 (4%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    1 (1%)

36 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Choke from back
69
25
#86e620
Armbar
8
3
#5AD3D1
Clock choke
6
2
#d1212a
Triangle
6
2
#fad11b
Calf slicer
6
2
#f58822
Kimura
3
1
#224aba
Omoplata
3
1
36
(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
4449Diogo SampaioDiogo SampaioLPts: 4x2Copa Podio88KGSF2013
4941Rafael MendesRafael MendesLPts: 3x0European70KGF2014
5197Lucas LepriLucas LepriLReferee DecisionBrasileiroABS1/4F2014
5298Thiago BarretoLPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Pro.64KG1/4F2014
5400Guilherme MendesGuilherme MendesLAdvWorld Champ.64KGF2014
5555Alexandre SouzaAlexandre SouzaLPts: 0x0, AdvFloripa BB IIABSSPF2014
5564Claudio CalasansClaudio CalasansLPts: 2x2, AdvMundial CBJJEABSSF2014
5619Renato CardosoRenato CardosoLPts: 3x0Camp. InternacionalABSF2014
5705Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoLReferee DecisionIBJJF Pro League70KGF2014
5950Jose ThiagoLArmbarBrazil Nat. Pro65KGF2015
7782Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoLPts: 8x8, AdvNoGi Worlds70KGSF2015
8237Marcio AndreMarcio AndreLReferee DecisionEuropean Open70KGF2016
8829Marcio AndreMarcio AndreLPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Pro69KGF2016
4159Jon FitchD---World ExpoABSSPF2013
4433Manny DiazWPts: 2x0Copa Podio88KGGP2013
4436Jaime CanutoJaime CanutoD---Copa Podio88KGGP2013
4446Renato CardosoRenato CardosoWChoke from backCopa Podio88KGGP2013
4451Travis StevensWPts: 2x2, AdvCopa Podio88KG3PLC2013
4617Claudio MattosClaudio MattosWAdvBrasileiro CBJJENANA2013
4618João RafaelWDQBrasileiro CBJJENANA2013
4619Thiago RodriguesWChoke from backBrasileiro CBJJENANA2013
4621Augusto GaldezWChoke from backBrasileiro CBJJENANA2013
4857Daisuke AmazonWPts: 24x0Bull Terrier70KGF2013
4920Nicolas WelkerWPts: 4x0World Pro Trial70KGSF2014
4921Fernando VieiraFernando VieiraWAdvWorld Pro Trial70KGF2014
4940S. FranceschiniWClock chokeEuropean70KGSF2014
5012John NamWArmbarPan American64KG1/4F2014
5014Vitor PaschoalWChoke from backPan American64KGSF2014
5193Andre SimoesWChoke from backBrasileiroABSR12014
5194Alexandre CeconiAlexandre CeconiWPts: 2x2, AdvBrasileiroABSR12014
5204David LemesDavid LemesWChoke from backBrasileiro70KGSF2014
5205Leo SaggioroWPts: 4x0Brasileiro70KGF2014
5390Tomoya YanagisawaWChoke from backWorld Champ.64KGRDS2014
5396Dai YoshiokaWAdvWorld Champ.64KG1/4F2014
5399Gabriel MoraesGabriel MoraesWPointsWorld Champ.64KGSF2014
5519Leo SaggioroWPts: 8x0Rio Open70KGF2014
5532Isaque PaivaIsaque PaivaWPointsSao Paulo Open70kgF2014
5556Ricardo LimaWClock chokeSul Brasil.ABS1/4F2014
5557Gustavo AlmeidaWTriangleSul Brasil.ABSSF2014
5558Jurandir VieiraWChoke from backSul Brasil.ABSF2014
5562Manoel OliveiraWReferee DecisionMundial CBJJEABSR12014
5563Alan RegisWPts: 2x2, AdvMundial CBJJEABS1/4F2014
5704Koji ShibamotoKoji ShibamotoWPts: 14x2IBJJF Pro League70KGSF2014
5750Leonardo SaggioroWReferee DecisionRio BJJ Pro70KGF2014
5856Leonardo SaggioroWPts: 4x2South American70KGF2014
5948Jorge NakamuraWKimuraBrazil Nat. Pro65KG1/4F2015
5949Jackson FaveroWChoke from backBrazil Nat. Pro65KGSF2015
6041Luis LopesWCalf slicerEuropean64KG1/4F2015
6044Thomas LisboaWPts: 11x0European64KGSF2015
6183Luiz FelipeWPts: 6x4All Star Pro65KGF2015
6184Rafael BarbosaRafael BarbosaWPts: 10x6All Star ProABSF2015
6292Yoshihiko MatsumotoWChoke from backPan American64KG1/4F2015
6295Joao SomaliaJoao SomaliaWArmbarPan American64KGSF2015
6471Rafael PereiraWPointsChicago Spring76KGF2015
6515Andre MonteiroAndre MonteiroWPointsNY Spring Open70KGSF2015
6516Gianni GrippoGianni GrippoWAdvNY Spring Open70KGF2015
6690Onefre LimaWPts: 23x0Brasileiro70KG1/4F2015
6691Victor MatosWPts: 10x0Brasileiro70KGSF2015
6693Isaque PaivaIsaque PaivaWPts: 8x6Brasileiro70KGF2015
6752Gianni GrippoGianni GrippoWPts: 9x2Boston Spring Open70KGF2015
6802Tom BarlowWPts: 3x0Las Vegas Open70KGSF2015
6803Eduardo RamosWPts: 4x4, AdvLas Vegas Open70KGF2015
6878Victor PaschoalWChoke from backWorld Champ.64KG1/4F2015
6880Kim TerraKim TerraWPts: 8x2World Champ.64KGSF2015
6881Daniel BelezaDaniel BelezaWChoke from backWorld Champ.64KGF2015
7021Luiz TeixeiraWPts: 6x4BJJ TourABSF2015
7023Rafael BarbosaRafael BarbosaWPts: 10x6BJJ Tour88KGF2015
7046Wanki ChaeWPts: 8x4US No Gi Nat.70KGF2015
7051Jerold ShapiroWChoke from backAmerican Nat.70KG1/4F2015
7055Kim TerraKim TerraWPointsAmerican Nat.70KGSF2015
7056Samir ChantreSamir ChantreWChoke from backAmerican Nat.70KGF2015
7109Joao FerreiraWPts: 10x2NY Summer Open76KGF2015
7115Sidemar HonorioWArmbarNY No Gi Open70KGF2015
7174Travis OrrWPointsAustin Open76KGSF2015
7175Thiago MacedoWPts: 4x2Austin Open76KGF2015
7244D. DrzymkowskiWChoke from backChicago S. Open76KGSF2015
7245Diego BispoWChoke from backChicago S. Open76KGF2015
7247Steven PattersonWPts: 6x0Chicago S. OpenABSF2015
7248Diego BispoWCalf slicerChicago No Gi76KGF2015
7293Ichitaro TsukadaWChoke from backGrand Slam Tokyo69KG1/4F2015
7294Charles GasparWPts: 4x0Grand Slam Tokyo69KGSF2015
7295Tiago BravoWPts: 8x2Grand Slam Tokyo69KGF2015
7466Fabio CaloiFabio CaloiWPointsBrazil Nat. Pro69KG1/4F2015
7467UnknownWOmoplataBrazil Nat. Pro69KGSF2015
7468Rodrigo CardosoWChoke from backBrazil Nat. Pro69KGF2015
7482Caio GregorioWPts: 10x0Brazil Nat. ProU77KG1/4F2015
7483Felipe CesarFelipe CesarWPointsBrazil Nat. ProU77KGSF2015
7485Gabriel RolloGabriel RolloWPts: 4x2Brazil Nat. ProU77KGF2015
7573Edson OliveiraWTriangleNoGi Pan Ams70KGSF2015
7574Gianni GrippoGianni GrippoWReferee DecisionNoGi Pan Ams70KGF2015
7640Matthew MaganaWPts: 13x0Grand Slam LA69KG1/4F2015
7642Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoWPts: 6x4Grand Slam LA69KGSF2015
7644Samir ChantreSamir ChantreWPts: 5x0Grand Slam LA69KGF2015
7775Thiago MacedoWPts: 4x0NoGi Worlds70KG1/8F2015
7781Wilson ReisWPts: 6x4NoGi Worlds70KG1/4F2015
7919Samir ChantreSamir ChantreWReferee DecisionBerkut 2ABSSPF2015
7994Roberto JunotWChoke from backGrand Slam - Rio69KG1/8F2015
8000Raphael CadenaWPts: 6x6, AdvGrand Slam - Rio69KG1/4F2015
8002Fernando VieiraFernando VieiraWPts: 8x8, AdvGrand Slam - Rio69KGF2015
8232Masahiro IwasakiWPts: 5x0European Open70KG1/4F2016
8235Brian MahechaBrian MahechaWChoke from backEuropean Open70KGSF2016
8525Jordan GomezWChoke from backPan American70KG1/8F2016
8530Jon Van BurenWPts: 15x2Pan American70KG1/4F2016
8534Bruno FrazattoBruno FrazattoWPts: 4x2Pan American70KGSF2016
8535Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoWPts: 6x6, AdvPan American70KGF2016
8720Joel BurgessWChoke from backNY Spring Open70KGSF2016
8721Isaac DoederleinIsaac DoederleinWPts: 3x0NY Spring Open70KGF2016
8817Vitor MatosWChoke from backWorld Pro69KGR12016
8823Brian MahechaBrian MahechaWPointsWorld Pro69KG1/4F2016
8827Tiago BravoWChoke from backWorld Pro69KGSF2016
8974Bruno FonsecaWChoke from backBrasileiro70KG1/8F2016
8977Leon AmancioWPointsBrasileiro70KG1/4F2016
8980Fabio CaloiFabio CaloiWPts: 10x4Brasileiro70KGSF2016
8981Isaque PaivaIsaque PaivaWPts: 10x4Brasileiro70KGF2016
9152Paulo SantanaWN/AWorld Champ.64KGR22016
9158Takuto KakoWPts: 24x0World Champ.64KG1/4F2016
9163Isaac DoederleinIsaac DoederleinWPts: 4x0World Champ.64KGSF2016
9164Ary FariasAry FariasWPts: 4x2World Champ.64KGF2016

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