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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

70 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    23 (33%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    2 (3%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    40 (57%)
  • BY DECISION
    4 (6%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    1 (1%)

40 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Armbar
23
9
#86e620
Choke from back
13
5
#5AD3D1
Kneebar
13
5
#d1212a
Omoplata
8
3
#fad11b
Triangle
8
3
#f58822
Botinha
5
2
#224aba
Choke
5
2
#ff9124
Guillotine
5
2
#bf1f6c
Brabo choke
3
1
#22c9a5
Bow and arrow
3
1
#fad223
Submission
3
1
#03861f
Wristlock/Omoplata
3
1
#039a1f
Arm in guillotine
3
1
#03b41f
Anaconda choke
3
1
#03c61f
RNC
3
1
#03d61f
Katagatame
3
1
#03f61f
Heel hook
3
1
40
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
43 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    18 (42%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    2 (5%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    18 (42%)
  • BY DECISION
    5 (12%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

18 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
RNC
22
4
#86e620
Armbar
17
3
#5AD3D1
Triangle
11
2
#d1212a
Omoplata
6
1
#fad11b
Darce choke
6
1
#f58822
Kneebar
6
1
#224aba
Choke
6
1
#ff9124
Ezekiel
6
1
#bf1f6c
Toe Hold
6
1
#22c9a5
Estima lock
6
1
#fad223
Gogoplata
6
1
#03861f
Mounted X choke
6
1
18
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Arnaldo Maidana Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
5373Yuri SimoesYuri SimoesLPts: 17x0Pan American94KG8F2014
5882Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoLOmoplataDallas OpenABS4F2014
6024Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusLDarce chokeNoGi Worlds88KGF2014
6431Yuri SimoesYuri SimoesLPointsJJ World League94KGSF2015
6697Yuri SimoesYuri SimoesLArmbarSF OpenABS4F2015
6709Diego HerzogLPts: 0x0, AdvSF Open94KGSF2015
6830Pedro MelloPedro MelloLKneebarPan American88KG4F2015
7251Leo NogueiraLeo NogueiraLPts: 6x2Boca Raton Open100KGF2015
7341Abraham MarteAbraham MarteLTriangleWorld Champ.ABSR12015
7458Alexandre RibeiroAlexandre RibeiroLChokeWorld Champ.94KG8F2015
8096Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusLArmbarDallas OpenABSF2015
8426Felipe PenaFelipe PenaLEzekielNoGi Worlds91KGSF2015
8469Felipe PenaFelipe PenaLToe HoldNoGi WorldsABS4F2015
9289Guilherme AugustoGuilherme AugustoLPts: 12x0Pan American94KG4F2016
9339Gabriel ArgesGabriel ArgesLPts: 10x4Pan AmericanABSR22016
9991Dimitrius SouzaDimitrius SouzaLPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Champ.94KGR12016
10411Alexandre RibeiroAlexandre RibeiroLPts: 8x0Grand Slam LA94KGF2016
10661Nick SchrockNick SchrockLEstima lockBJJ Pro LA94KG4F2016
10881William BushLPts: 13x2NoGi Worlds92KG4F2016
11869Gabriel ArgesGabriel ArgesLTriangleACBJJ 485KGSF2017
12003Lucas LepriLucas LepriLPts: 12x0Pan AmericanABS8F2017
12116Diogo SampaioDiogo SampaioLReferee DecisionPan American88KG8F2017
12915Nicholas MeregaliNicholas MeregaliLPts: 10x0World Champ.ABSR12017
13078Matheus DinizMatheus DinizLReferee DecisionWorld Champ.94KG8F2017
13206Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusLRNCAmerican NG Nats91KGSF2017
13252Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusLRNCAmerican Nats94KGSF2017
13562Josh HingerJosh HingerLGogoplataACBJJ 785KGF2017
14486Patrick GaudioPatrick GaudioLPts: 4x2ACB JJ Worlds95KGF2017
14602Joao RochaJoao RochaLRNCNoGi WorldsABS4F2017
14805Romulo BarralRomulo BarralLMounted X chokeACB 1085KGSPF2018
15142AJ SousaAJ SousaLReferee DecisionACBJJ 1185KGSPF2018
15177Renato CardosoRenato CardosoLPts: 4x2Pan AmericanABSR22018
15266Tanner RiceTanner RiceLArmbarPan American94KGSF2018
17577Lucas BarbosaLucas BarbosaLPts: 15x0LA BJJ Pro94KGF2018
17794Kaynan DuarteKaynan DuarteLPointsSJJIF Worlds100KGF2018
17804Kaynan DuarteKaynan DuarteLPointsSJJIF NG World100KGF2018
18355Devhonte JohnsonDevhonte JohnsonLPts: 2x0NoGi Worlds91KG4F2018
19251Kaynan DuarteKaynan DuarteLPts: 5x0Pan American94KG4F2019
19610DJ JacksonDJ JacksonLReferee DecisionF2W Pro 10985KGSPF2019
20028Dominique BellDominique BellLPts: 4x2San Diego Open94KGSF2019
20286Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusLRNCWorld Champ.ABSR22019
21006Josh HingerJosh HingerLReferee DecisionF2W Pro 12488KGSPF2019
21819Rafael VasconcelosRafael VasconcelosLPointsSJJIF Worlds100KGF2019
5371Felipe MotaFelipe MotaWChoke from backPan American94KGR12014
5450Brian CarlsenWChoke from backFIVEABSN/A2014
5451Jason AckermanWKneebarFIVEABSN/A2014
5452Sergio RiosSergio RiosWPts: 2x0FIVE Cali. 2ABSR12014
5454Francisco IturraldeFrancisco IturraldeWAdvFIVE Cali. 2ABS4F2014
5455Eduardo TellesEduardo TellesWArmbarFIVE Cali. 2ABSSF2014
5456Brian CarlsenWBow and arrowFIVE Cali. 2ABSF2014
6017Daniel StraussWPts: 2x0NoGi Worlds88KGR12014
6021Eduardo TellesEduardo TellesWArmbarNoGi Worlds88KG4F2014
6023Claudio MattosClaudio MattosWDQNoGi Worlds88KGSF2014
6826Diego GamonalWArmbarPan American88KG8F2015
7249Nathan MendelsohnNathan MendelsohnWBotinhaBoca Raton Open100KGSF2015
7316Gustavo DiasGustavo DiasWOmoplataLas Vegas Open100KGSF2015
7318Walnan PrestoWChoke from backLas Vegas Open100KGF2015
7319Vitor BarretoWTriangleLas Vegas OpenABS4F2015
7320Walnan PrestoWArmbarLas Vegas OpenABSSF2015
7321Carlos FariasCarlos FariasWChokeLas Vegas OpenABSF2015
7455Felipe MotaFelipe MotaWChokeWorld Champ.94KGR12015
7599Gustavo PiresGustavo PiresWKneebarAmerican Nat.100KGSF2015
7600Eliot KellyEliot KellyWBotinhaAmerican Nat.100KGF2015
7728Samuel SnowWTriangleAustin OpenABS4F2015
7731Marcelo StradaWN/AAustin OpenABSSF2015
7732Inacio NetoInacio NetoWArmbarAustin OpenABSF2015
7975Ricardo BastosWKneebarSanta Cruz Pro94KG4F2015
8091John YamashitaWPts: 3x0Dallas OpenABSR12015
8092Manuel DiazWPts: 4x0Dallas OpenABS4F2015
8095Lucas BarbosaLucas BarbosaWArmbarDallas OpenABSSF2015
8425Kheller ShodiWKneebarNoGi Worlds91KG4F2015
8455Keller Locke-SodhiWSubmissionNoGi WorldsABSR12015
8462Gustavo DiasGustavo DiasWArmbarNoGi WorldsABS8F2015
9285Dean LiebenbergDean LiebenbergWReferee DecisionPan American94KG8F2016
9324William ShanonWWristlock/OmoplataPan AmericanABSR12016
9830Lincoln PereiraWChoke from backLas Vegas Open94KGSF2016
9831Roberto TorralbasWPts: 2x0Las Vegas Open94KGF2016
10173Rayce NeidzwieckiWN/AAmerican NG Nats91KGSF2016
10175Valdir AraujoValdir AraujoWPointsAmerican NG Nats91KGF2016
10409R. EvangelistaR. EvangelistaWReferee DecisionGrand Slam LA94KGSF2016
11868Victor SilverioVictor SilverioWReferee DecisionACBJJ 485KG4F2017
11990Joshua BowlinWKneebarPan AmericanABSR12017
12860Gabriel ProcopioWN/ASan Diego Open94KGSF2017
13205Daniel HamptonWN/AAmerican NG Nats91KG4F2017
13250Felipe OliveiraWPointsAmerican Nats94KG4F2017
13363Helton JoseHelton JoseWPointsACBJJ World94KGF2017
13558Lucas RochaLucas RochaWArm in guillotineACBJJ 785KG4F2017
13560Patrick GaudioPatrick GaudioWOmoplataACBJJ 785KGSF2017
14568S. ArmoutiWAnaconda chokeNoGi Worlds91KG4F2017
14572Roberto TorralbasWReferee DecisionNoGi Worlds91KGF2017
14595Ben DysonWGuillotineNoGi WorldsABSR12017
14601Scott ThomasWTriangleNoGi WorldsABSR22017
15169Darson HemmingsDarson HemmingsWPts: 0x0, AdvPan AmericanABSR12018
15264Rafael VasconcelosRafael VasconcelosWRNCPan American94KG4F2018
15667Josh HingerJosh HingerWPointsACBJJ 1285KGSPF2018
17074Daniel HamptonWGuillotineLV NG Open97KGF2018
17576Nick GreeneWArmbarLA BJJ Pro94KGSF2018
17793Rafael VasconcelosRafael VasconcelosWPointsSJJIF Worlds100KGSF2018
17802Rafael VasconcelosRafael VasconcelosWPointsSJJIF NG World100KGSF2018
17896Ben LeynardWN/ALong Beach Open94KGSF2018
17897Victor CervantesWN/ALong Beach Open94KGF2018
19246Vinicius GimenisWKatagatamePan American94KG8F2019
19978Leonardo DomingosWN/ADallas Spring OpenABS4F2019
19981Rolando SamsonRolando SamsonWN/ADallas Spring OpenABSSF2019
19982Esdras BarbosaWN/ADallas Spring OpenABSF2019
20283Eduardo LopesEduardo LopesWArmbarWorld Champ.ABSR12019
20675Alessandro SilvaWN/AFresno Open100KGSF2019
20677Rafael VasconcelosRafael VasconcelosWN/AFresno Open100KGF2019
20902Oscar HippWHeel hookTwin Cities Inv.ABSR12019
20904Guilherme CordiviolaGuilherme CordiviolaWBrabo chokeTwin Cities Inv.ABS4F2019
20906Benny LennyWOmoplataTwin Cities Inv.ABSSF2019
20908Max GimenisMax GimenisWChoke from backTwin Cities Inv.ABSF2019
21818Helton JoseHelton JoseWPointsSJJIF Worlds100KGSF2019

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