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Arnaldo Maidana

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5050 Guard Instructional by Lachlan Giles

Arnaldo Maidana de Oliveira is a Brazilian jiu jitsu black belt under Gilberto Gabas, being also one of the most exciting talents of his generation. Maidana made a name for himself in the brown belt division of the sport, conquering important medals in the World Championship (gi/no-gi) and Brazilian Nationals implementing an eye pleasing grappling style with which he submitted some of the sport’s hottest prospects, including Felipe Pena and Vitor Silvério, a style that carried on to his black belt campaigns.

Arnaldo Maidana Jiu Jitsu

Full Name: Arnaldo Maidana de Oliveira

Nickname: n/a

Lineage: Mitsuyo Maeda > Carlos Gracie > Helio Gracie > Rickson Gracie > Marcelo Behring > Waldomiro Perez > Roberto Godoi > Marco Barbosa > Gilberto Gabas > Arnaldo Maidana

Main Achievements:

  • IBJJF American National Champion (2015)
  • IBJJF World No-Gi Champion (2017)
  • IBJJF World No-Gi Championship 2nd Place (2014)
  • ACBJJ 7 LW Grand Prix No-Gi 2nd Place (2017)
  • IBJJF Pans Championship 2nd Place (2018)
  • IBJJF Boca Raton International Open 2nd Place (2015)
  • IBJJF World No-Gi Championship 2nd Place (2015)
  • IBJJF Dallas International Open 3rd Place (2014)
  • IBJJF San Francisco Open 3rd Place (2015)

Main Achievements (Colored Belts):

  • CBJJ Brazilian National Champion (2013 brown)
  • IBJJF Rio International Open Champion (2011 purple)
  • IBJJF São Paulo International Open Champion (2012 brown)
  • IBJJF World Championship 2nd Place (2013 brown)
  • IBJJF World No-Gi Championship 2nd Place (2013 brown)
  • CBJJ Brazilian National Championship 2nd Place (2012 brown)
  • IBJJF Rio International Open Championship 2nd Place (2011* purple)
  • IBJJF São Paulo International Open 2nd Place (2012* brown)
  • IBJJF uropean Open 3rd Place (2012 brown)
  • CBJJ Brazilian National Championship 3rd Place (2012* brown)

* Absolute
** Weight and absolute

Weight Division: Peso Pesado (94kg/207lbs)

Favorite Position/Technique: Omoplata

Team/Association: Checkmat

Arnaldo Maidana Biography

Arnaldo Maidana was born on May 17, 1991 in Aracatuba – São Paulo state, Brazil.

A big fan of martial arts from early on, Arnaldo began his training at the young age of 7 through capoeira and taekwondo. Years later he picked up an interest in jiu jitsu by watching his older brother, who was an avid grappler, deciding to join him when he was 16 years old (2005).

Arnaldo’s career in grappling started with coach Gilberto Gabas in Aracatuba, an instructor who stood by Maidana all the way to black belt, a promotion achieved on December 2013. Shortly after earning the grade Maidana moved to the United States to be closer to the jiu jitsu circuit and become a professional in the sport, as a competitor and coach. Then joining the Checkmat team network.

Arnaldo Maidana Grappling Record

72 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    23 (32%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    2 (3%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    41 (57%)
  • BY DECISION
    5 (7%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    1 (1%)

41 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Armbar
22
9
#86e620
Choke from back
12
5
#5AD3D1
Kneebar
12
5
#d1212a
Omoplata
7
3
#fad11b
Triangle
7
3
#f58822
Brabo choke
5
2
#224aba
Botinha
5
2
#ff9124
Choke
5
2
#bf1f6c
Guillotine
5
2
#22c9a5
RNC
2
1
#fad223
Katagatame
2
1
#03861f
Heel hook
2
1
#039a1f
Bow and arrow
2
1
#03b41f
Submission
2
1
#03c61f
Wristlock/Omoplata
2
1
#03d61f
Arm in guillotine
2
1
#03f61f
Anaconda choke
2
1
41
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
47 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    20 (43%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    2 (4%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    19 (40%)
  • BY DECISION
    6 (13%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

19 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
RNC
21
4
#86e620
Armbar
16
3
#5AD3D1
Triangle
11
2
#d1212a
Mounted X choke
11
2
#fad11b
Omoplata
5
1
#f58822
Darce choke
5
1
#224aba
Kneebar
5
1
#ff9124
Choke
5
1
#bf1f6c
Ezekiel
5
1
#22c9a5
Toe Hold
5
1
#fad223
Estima lock
5
1
#03861f
Gogoplata
5
1
19
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Arnaldo Maidana Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
5374Yuri SimoesYuri SimoesLPts: 17x0Pan American94KG8F2014
5884Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoLOmoplataDallas OpenABS4F2014
6026Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusLDarce chokeNoGi Worlds88KGF2014
6433Yuri SimoesYuri SimoesLPointsJJ World League94KGSF2015
6699Yuri SimoesYuri SimoesLArmbarSF OpenABS4F2015
6711Diego HerzogLPts: 0x0, AdvSF Open94KGSF2015
6832Pedro MelloPedro MelloLKneebarPan American88KG4F2015
7254Leo NogueiraLeo NogueiraLPts: 6x2Boca Raton Open100KGF2015
7344Abraham MarteAbraham MarteLTriangleWorld Champ.ABSR12015
7461Alexandre RibeiroAlexandre RibeiroLChokeWorld Champ.94KG8F2015
8099Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusLArmbarDallas OpenABSF2015
8429Felipe PenaFelipe PenaLEzekielNoGi Worlds91KGSF2015
8472Felipe PenaFelipe PenaLToe HoldNoGi WorldsABS4F2015
9302Guilherme AugustoGuilherme AugustoLPts: 12x0Pan American94KG4F2016
9352Gabriel ArgesGabriel ArgesLPts: 10x4Pan AmericanABSR22016
10008Dimitrius SouzaDimitrius SouzaLPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Champ.94KGR12016
10428Alexandre RibeiroAlexandre RibeiroLPts: 8x0Grand Slam LA94KGF2016
10678Nick SchrockNick SchrockLEstima lockBJJ Pro LA94KG4F2016
10899William BushLPts: 13x2NoGi Worlds92KG4F2016
11904Gabriel ArgesGabriel ArgesLTriangleACBJJ 485KGSF2017
12039Lucas LepriLucas LepriLPts: 12x0Pan AmericanABS8F2017
12152Diogo SampaioDiogo SampaioLReferee DecisionPan American88KG8F2017
12961Nicholas MeregaliNicholas MeregaliLPts: 10x0World Champ.ABSR12017
13124Matheus DinizMatheus DinizLReferee DecisionWorld Champ.94KG8F2017
13255Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusLRNCAmerican NG Nats91KGSF2017
13301Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusLRNCAmerican Nats94KGSF2017
13612Josh HingerJosh HingerLGogoplataACBJJ 785KGF2017
14543Patrick GaudioPatrick GaudioLPts: 4x2ACB JJ Worlds95KGF2017
14659Joao RochaJoao RochaLRNCNoGi WorldsABS4F2017
14883Romulo BarralRomulo BarralLMounted X chokeACB 1085KGSPF2018
15220AJ SousaAJ SousaLReferee DecisionACBJJ 1185KGSPF2018
15255Renato CardosoRenato CardosoLPts: 4x2Pan AmericanABSR22018
15344Tanner RiceTanner RiceLArmbarPan American94KGSF2018
17700Lucas BarbosaLucas BarbosaLPts: 15x0LA BJJ Pro94KGF2018
17924Kaynan DuarteKaynan DuarteLPointsSJJIF Worlds100KGF2018
17934Kaynan DuarteKaynan DuarteLPointsSJJIF NG World100KGF2018
18506Devhonte JohnsonDevhonte JohnsonLPts: 2x0NoGi Worlds91KG4F2018
19438Kaynan DuarteKaynan DuarteLPts: 5x0Pan American94KG4F2019
19798DJ JacksonDJ JacksonLReferee DecisionF2W Pro 10985KGSPF2019
20227Dominique BellDominique BellLPts: 4x2San Diego Open94KGSF2019
20491Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusLRNCWorld Champ.ABSR22019
21248Josh HingerJosh HingerLReferee DecisionF2W Pro 12488KGSPF2019
22140Rafael VasconcelosRafael VasconcelosLPointsSJJIF Worlds100KGF2019
22465Marcelo GomideMarcelo GomideLPts: 10x0NoGi WorldsABS4F2019
22578Jake WatsonJake WatsonLReferee DecisionF2W Pro 13488KGSPF2020
23255Rafael LovatoRafael LovatoLMounted X chokeF2W 141112KGSPF2020
23333Roberto AbreuRoberto AbreuLPoints3CG Kumite IVABS4F2020
5372Felipe MotaFelipe MotaWChoke from backPan American94KGR12014
5451Brian CarlsenWChoke from backFIVEABSN/A2014
5452Jason AckermanWKneebarFIVEABSN/A2014
5453Sergio RiosSergio RiosWPts: 2x0FIVE Cali. 2ABSR12014
5455Francisco IturraldeFrancisco IturraldeWAdvFIVE Cali. 2ABS4F2014
5456Eduardo TellesEduardo TellesWArmbarFIVE Cali. 2ABSSF2014
5457Brian CarlsenWBow and arrowFIVE Cali. 2ABSF2014
6019Daniel StraussWPts: 2x0NoGi Worlds88KGR12014
6023Eduardo TellesEduardo TellesWArmbarNoGi Worlds88KG4F2014
6025Claudio MattosClaudio MattosWDQNoGi Worlds88KGSF2014
6828Diego GamonalWArmbarPan American88KG8F2015
7252Nathan MendelsohnNathan MendelsohnWBotinhaBoca Raton Open100KGSF2015
7319Gustavo DiasGustavo DiasWOmoplataLas Vegas Open100KGSF2015
7321Walnan PrestoWChoke from backLas Vegas Open100KGF2015
7322Vitor BarretoWTriangleLas Vegas OpenABS4F2015
7323Walnan PrestoWArmbarLas Vegas OpenABSSF2015
7324Carlos FariasCarlos FariasWChokeLas Vegas OpenABSF2015
7458Felipe MotaFelipe MotaWChokeWorld Champ.94KGR12015
7602Gustavo PiresGustavo PiresWKneebarAmerican Nat.100KGSF2015
7603Eliot KellyEliot KellyWBotinhaAmerican Nat.100KGF2015
7731Samuel SnowWTriangleAustin OpenABS4F2015
7734Marcelo StradaWN/AAustin OpenABSSF2015
7735Inacio NetoInacio NetoWArmbarAustin OpenABSF2015
7978Ricardo BastosWKneebarSanta Cruz Pro94KG4F2015
8094John YamashitaWPts: 3x0Dallas OpenABSR12015
8095Manuel DiazWPts: 4x0Dallas OpenABS4F2015
8098Lucas BarbosaLucas BarbosaWArmbarDallas OpenABSSF2015
8428Kheller ShodiWKneebarNoGi Worlds91KG4F2015
8458Keller Locke-SodhiWSubmissionNoGi WorldsABSR12015
8465Gustavo DiasGustavo DiasWArmbarNoGi WorldsABS8F2015
9298Dean LiebenbergDean LiebenbergWReferee DecisionPan American94KG8F2016
9337William ShanonWWristlock/OmoplataPan AmericanABSR12016
9846Lincoln PereiraWChoke from backLas Vegas Open94KGSF2016
9847Roberto TorralbasWPts: 2x0Las Vegas Open94KGF2016
10190Rayce NeidzwieckiWN/AAmerican NG Nats91KGSF2016
10192Valdir AraujoValdir AraujoWPointsAmerican NG Nats91KGF2016
10426R. EvangelistaR. EvangelistaWReferee DecisionGrand Slam LA94KGSF2016
11903Victor SilverioVictor SilverioWReferee DecisionACBJJ 485KG4F2017
12026Joshua BowlinWKneebarPan AmericanABSR12017
12906Gabriel ProcopioGabriel ProcopioWN/ASan Diego Open94KGSF2017
13254Daniel HamptonWN/AAmerican NG Nats91KG4F2017
13299Felipe OliveiraWPointsAmerican Nats94KG4F2017
13412Helton JoseHelton JoseWPointsACBJJ World94KGF2017
13608Lucas RochaLucas RochaWArm in guillotineACBJJ 785KG4F2017
13610Patrick GaudioPatrick GaudioWOmoplataACBJJ 785KGSF2017
14625S. ArmoutiWAnaconda chokeNoGi Worlds91KG4F2017
14629Roberto TorralbasWReferee DecisionNoGi Worlds91KGF2017
14652Ben DysonWGuillotineNoGi WorldsABSR12017
14658Scott ThomasWTriangleNoGi WorldsABSR22017
15247Darson HemmingsDarson HemmingsWPts: 0x0, AdvPan AmericanABSR12018
15342Rafael VasconcelosRafael VasconcelosWRNCPan American94KG4F2018
15759Josh HingerJosh HingerWPointsACBJJ 1285KGSPF2018
17183Daniel HamptonWGuillotineLV NG Open97KGF2018
17699Nick GreeneWArmbarLA BJJ Pro94KGSF2018
17923Rafael VasconcelosRafael VasconcelosWPointsSJJIF Worlds100KGSF2018
17932Rafael VasconcelosRafael VasconcelosWPointsSJJIF NG World100KGSF2018
18028Ben LeynardWN/ALong Beach Open94KGSF2018
18029Victor CervantesWN/ALong Beach Open94KGF2018
19433Vinicius GimenisWKatagatamePan American94KG8F2019
20177Leonardo DomingosWN/ADallas Spring OpenABS4F2019
20180Rolando SamsonRolando SamsonWN/ADallas Spring OpenABSSF2019
20181Esdras BarbosaWN/ADallas Spring OpenABSF2019
20488Eduardo LopesEduardo LopesWArmbarWorld Champ.ABSR12019
20889Alessandro SilvaWN/AFresno Open100KGSF2019
20891Rafael VasconcelosRafael VasconcelosWN/AFresno Open100KGF2019
21135Oscar HippWHeel hookTwin Cities Inv.ABSR12019
21137Guilherme CordiviolaGuilherme CordiviolaWBrabo chokeTwin Cities Inv.ABS4F2019
21139Benny LennyWOmoplataTwin Cities Inv.ABSSF2019
21141Max GimenisMax GimenisWChoke from backTwin Cities Inv.ABSF2019
22139Helton JoseHelton JoseWPointsSJJIF Worlds100KGSF2019
22451Helton JoseHelton JoseWReferee DecisionNoGi WorldsABSR12019
23066Diego FerreiraWBrabo chokeSan Jose Open100KGF2020

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