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 (2013 brown weight and absolute , 2012 & 2011 purple )
  • Pan American Champion (2015, 2014 black, 2013 brown, purple 2012)
  • 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)
  • 2 Place in the World (2014 black, 2012 purple absolute)
  • 2 Place the Pan American (2013 brown absolute)
  • 3rd Place at Pan American (2012 purple absolute)
  • 3 Place in European (2013 brown absolute)
  • 3 Place in the No-Gi Brazilian (2013 brown absolute)

Position/Technique Favorite: Berimbolo

Weight Division: Pluma (64kg/141lbs)

Academy: PSLPB Cicero Costha

Merchandise: The Berimbolo & Beyond 4 DVD Set by the Miyao Brothers

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

43 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    15 (35%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    8 (19%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    17 (40%)
  • BY DECISION
    2 (5%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    1 (2%)

17 SUBMISSIONS WINS

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Choke from back
59
10
#86e620
Clock choke
12
2
#5AD3D1
Armbar
12
2
#d1212a
Triangle
6
1
#fad11b
Kimura
6
1
#f58822
Calf slicer
6
1
17
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
9 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    3 (33%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    3 (33%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    1 (11%)
  • BY DECISION
    2 (22%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

1 SUBMISSION LOSSES

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Armbar
100
1
1
(100%) SUBMISSION

Paulo Miyao Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
3525Diogo SampaioDiogo SampaioLPts: 4x2Copa Podio88KGSF2013
3940Rafael MendesRafael MendesLPts: 3x0European70KGF2014
4157Lucas LepriLucas LepriLReferee DecisionBrasileiroABS1/4F2014
4318Guilherme MendesGuilherme MendesLAdvWorld Champ.64KGF2014
4455Alexandre SouzaAlexandre SouzaLPts: 0x0, AdvFloripa BB IIABSSUPERF2014
4464Claudio CalasansClaudio CalasansLPts: 2x2, AdvMundial CBJJEABSSF2014
4511Renato CardosoRenato CardosoLPts: 3x0Camp. InternacionalABSF2014
4590Osvaldo MoizinhoLReferee DecisionPro League70KGF2014
4785Jose ThiagoLArmbarBrazil Nat. Pro65KGF2015
3509Manny DiazWPts: 2x0Copa Podio88KGGP2013
3512Jaime CanutoJaime CanutoD---Copa Podio88KGGP2013
3522Renato CardosoRenato CardosoWChoke from backCopa Podio88KGGP2013
3527Travis StevensWPts: 2x2, AdvCopa Podio88KG3PLC2013
3679Claudio MattosClaudio MattosWAdvBrasileiro CBJJENANA2013
3680João RafaelWDQBrasileiro CBJJENANA2013
3681Thiago RodriguesWChoke from backBrasileiro CBJJENANA2013
3683Augusto GaldezWChoke from backBrasileiro CBJJENANA2013
3886Daisuke AmazonWPts: 24x0Bull Terrier70KGF2013
3923Nicolas WelkerWPts: 4x0World Pro Trial70KGSF2014
3924Fernando VieiraFernando VieiraWAdvWorld Pro Trial70KGF2014
3939Simone FranceschiniWClock chokeEuropean70KGSF2014
4010John NamWArmbarPan American64KG1/4F2014
4012Vitor PaschoalWChoke from backPan American64KGSF2014
4153Andre SimoesWChoke from backBrasileiroABSRD12014
4154Alexandre CeconiAlexandre CeconiWPts: 2x2, AdvBrasileiroABSRD12014
4164David LemesDavid LemesWChoke from backBrasileiro70KGSF2014
4165Leo SaggioroWPts: 4x0Brasileiro70KGF2014
4307Tomoya YanagisawaWChoke from backWorld Champ.64KGRDS2014
4313Dai YoshiokaWAdvWorld Champ.64KG1/4F2014
4316Gabriel MoraesGabriel MoraesWPointsWorld Champ.64KGSF2014
4431Leo SaggioroWPts: 8x0Rio Open70KGF2014
4456Ricardo LimaWClock chokeSul Brasil.ABS1/4F2014
4457Gustavo AlmeidaWTriangleSul Brasil.ABSSF2014
4458Jurandir VieiraWChoke from backSul Brasil.ABSF2014
4462Manoel OliveiraWReferee DecisionMundial CBJJEABSRD12014
4463Alan RegisWPts: 2x2, AdvMundial CBJJEABS1/4F2014
4589Koji ShibamotoKoji ShibamotoWPts: 14x2Pro League70KGSF2014
4635Leonardo SaggioroWReferee DecisionRio BJJ Pro70KGF2014
4724Leonardo SaggioroWPts: 4x2South American70KGF2014
4783Jorge NakamuraWKimuraBrazil Nat. Pro65KG1/4F2015
4784Jackson FaveroWChoke from backBrazil Nat. Pro65KGSF2015
4876Luis LopesWCalf slicerEuropean64KG1/4F2015
4879Thomas LisboaWPts: 11x0European64KGSF2015
5120Yoshihiko MatsumotoWChoke from backPan American64KG1/4F2015
5123Joao SomaliaJoao SomaliaWArmbarPan American64KGSF2015
5300Rafael PereiraWPointsChicago Spring76KGF2015
5340Andre MonteiroAndre MonteiroWPointsNY Spring Open70KGSF2015
5341Gianni GrippoGianni GrippoWAdvNY Spring Open70KGF2015
5493Onefre LimaWPts: 23x0Brasileiro70KG1/4F2015
5494Victor MatosWPts: 10x0Brasileiro70KGSF2015
5496Isaque PaivaWPts: 8x6Brasileiro70KGF2015
5570Tom BarlowWPts: 3x0Las Vegas Open70KGSF2015
5571Eduardo RamosWPts: 4x4, AdvLas Vegas Open70KGF2015

Banner picture taken from BJJPix.com

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