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Arnaldo Maidana

Arnaldo Maidana

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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

61 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    18 (30%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    2 (3%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    36 (59%)
  • BY DECISION
    4 (7%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    1 (2%)

36 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Armbar
25
9
#86e620
Kneebar
14
5
#5AD3D1
Choke from back
11
4
#d1212a
Triangle
8
3
#fad11b
Guillotine
6
2
#f58822
Botinha
6
2
#224aba
Omoplata
6
2
#ff9124
Choke
6
2
#bf1f6c
Anaconda choke
3
1
#22c9a5
RNC
3
1
#fad223
Katagatame
3
1
#03861f
Bow and arrow
3
1
#039a1f
Submission
3
1
#03b41f
Wristlock/Omoplata
3
1
#03c61f
Arm in guillotine
3
1
36
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
41 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    17 (41%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    2 (5%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    18 (44%)
  • BY DECISION
    4 (10%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

18 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

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

Arnaldo Maidana Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
5358Yuri SimoesYuri SimoesLPts: 17x0Pan American94KG8F2014
5867Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoLOmoplataDallas OpenABS4F2014
6009Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusLDarce chokeNoGi Worlds88KGF2014
6409Yuri SimoesYuri SimoesLPointsJJ World League94KGSF2015
6675Yuri SimoesYuri SimoesLArmbarSF OpenABS4F2015
6687Diego HerzogLPts: 0x0, AdvSF Open94KGSF2015
6808Pedro MelloPedro MelloLKneebarPan American88KG4F2015
7229Leo NogueiraLeo NogueiraLPts: 6x2Boca Raton Open100KGF2015
7319Abraham MarteAbraham MarteLTriangleWorld Champ.ABSR12015
7436Alexandre RibeiroAlexandre RibeiroLChokeWorld Champ.94KG8F2015
8074Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusLArmbarDallas OpenABSF2015
8404Felipe PenaFelipe PenaLEzekielNoGi Worlds91KGSF2015
8447Felipe PenaFelipe PenaLToe HoldNoGi WorldsABS4F2015
9267Guilherme AugustoGuilherme AugustoLPts: 12x0Pan American94KG4F2016
9317Gabriel ArgesGabriel ArgesLPts: 10x4Pan AmericanABSR22016
9970Dimitrius SouzaDimitrius SouzaLPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Champ.94KGR12016
10385Alexandre RibeiroAlexandre RibeiroLPts: 8x0Grand Slam LA94KGF2016
10635Nick SchrockNick SchrockLEstima lockBJJ Pro LA94KG4F2016
10855William BushLPts: 13x2NoGi Worlds92KG4F2016
11838Gabriel ArgesGabriel ArgesLTriangleACBJJ 485KGSF2017
11972Lucas LepriLucas LepriLPts: 12x0Pan AmericanABS8F2017
12085Diogo SampaioDiogo SampaioLReferee DecisionPan American88KG8F2017
12880Nicholas MeregaliNicholas MeregaliLPts: 10x0World Champ.ABSR12017
13043Matheus DinizMatheus DinizLReferee DecisionWorld Champ.94KG8F2017
13171Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusLRNCAmerican NG Nats91KGSF2017
13216Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusLRNCAmerican Nats94KGSF2017
13526Josh HingerJosh HingerLGogoplataACBJJ 785KGF2017
14443Patrick GaudioPatrick GaudioLPts: 4x2ACB JJ Worlds95KGF2017
14559Joao RochaJoao RochaLRNCNoGi WorldsABS4F2017
14759Romulo BarralRomulo BarralLMounted X chokeACB 1085KGSPF2018
15096AJ SousaAJ SousaLReferee DecisionACBJJ 1185KGSPF2018
15131Renato CardosoRenato CardosoLPts: 4x2Pan AmericanABSR22018
15220Tanner RiceTanner RiceLArmbarPan American94KGSF2018
17522Lucas BarbosaLucas BarbosaLPts: 15x0LA BJJ Pro94KGF2018
17734Kaynan DuarteKaynan DuarteLPointsSJJIF Worlds100KGF2018
17744Kaynan DuarteKaynan DuarteLPointsSJJIF NG World100KGF2018
18297Devhonte JohnsonDevhonte JohnsonLPts: 2x0NoGi Worlds91KG4F2018
19186Kaynan DuarteKaynan DuarteLPts: 5x0Pan American94KG4F2019
19539DJ JacksonDJ JacksonLReferee DecisionF2W Pro 10985KGSPF2019
19956Dominique BellDominique BellLPts: 4x2San Diego Open94KGSF2019
20211Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusLRNCWorld Champ.ABSR22019
5356Felipe MotaFelipe MotaWChoke from backPan American94KGR12014
5435Brian CarlsenWChoke from backFIVEABSN/A2014
5436Jason AckermanWKneebarFIVEABSN/A2014
5437Sergio RiosSergio RiosWPts: 2x0FIVE Cali. 2ABSR12014
5439Francisco IturraldeFrancisco IturraldeWAdvFIVE Cali. 2ABS4F2014
5440Eduardo TellesEduardo TellesWArmbarFIVE Cali. 2ABSSF2014
5441Brian CarlsenWBow and arrowFIVE Cali. 2ABSF2014
6002Daniel StraussWPts: 2x0NoGi Worlds88KGR12014
6006Eduardo TellesEduardo TellesWArmbarNoGi Worlds88KG4F2014
6008Claudio MattosClaudio MattosWDQNoGi Worlds88KGSF2014
6804Diego GamonalWArmbarPan American88KG8F2015
7227Nathan MendelsohnNathan MendelsohnWBotinhaBoca Raton Open100KGSF2015
7294Gustavo DiasGustavo DiasWOmoplataLas Vegas Open100KGSF2015
7296Walnan PrestoWChoke from backLas Vegas Open100KGF2015
7297Vitor BarretoWTriangleLas Vegas OpenABS4F2015
7298Walnan PrestoWArmbarLas Vegas OpenABSSF2015
7299Carlos FariasCarlos FariasWChokeLas Vegas OpenABSF2015
7433Felipe MotaFelipe MotaWChokeWorld Champ.94KGR12015
7577Gustavo PiresGustavo PiresWKneebarAmerican Nat.100KGSF2015
7578Eliot KellyEliot KellyWBotinhaAmerican Nat.100KGF2015
7706Samuel SnowWTriangleAustin OpenABS4F2015
7709Marcelo StradaWN/AAustin OpenABSSF2015
7710Inacio NetoInacio NetoWArmbarAustin OpenABSF2015
7953Ricardo BastosWKneebarSanta Cruz Pro94KG4F2015
8069John YamashitaWPts: 3x0Dallas OpenABSR12015
8070Manuel DiazWPts: 4x0Dallas OpenABS4F2015
8073Lucas BarbosaLucas BarbosaWArmbarDallas OpenABSSF2015
8403Kheller ShodiWKneebarNoGi Worlds91KG4F2015
8433Keller Locke-SodhiWSubmissionNoGi WorldsABSR12015
8440Gustavo DiasGustavo DiasWArmbarNoGi WorldsABS8F2015
9263Dean LiebenbergDean LiebenbergWReferee DecisionPan American94KG8F2016
9302William ShanonWWristlock/OmoplataPan AmericanABSR12016
9809Lincoln PereiraWChoke from backLas Vegas Open94KGSF2016
9810Roberto TorralbasWPts: 2x0Las Vegas Open94KGF2016
10383R. EvangelistaR. EvangelistaWReferee DecisionGrand Slam LA94KGSF2016
11837Victor SilverioVictor SilverioWReferee DecisionACBJJ 485KG4F2017
11959Joshua BowlinWKneebarPan AmericanABSR12017
12826Gabriel ProcopioWN/ASan Diego Open94KGSF2017
13170Daniel HamptonWN/AAmerican NG Nats91KG4F2017
13214Felipe OliveiraWPointsAmerican Nats94KG4F2017
13327Helton JoseHelton JoseWPointsACBJJ World94KGF2017
13522Lucas RochaLucas RochaWArm in guillotineACBJJ 785KG4F2017
13524Patrick GaudioPatrick GaudioWOmoplataACBJJ 785KGSF2017
14525S. ArmoutiWAnaconda chokeNoGi Worlds91KG4F2017
14529Roberto TorralbasWReferee DecisionNoGi Worlds91KGF2017
14552Ben DysonWGuillotineNoGi WorldsABSR12017
14558Scott ThomasWTriangleNoGi WorldsABSR22017
15123Darson HemmingsDarson HemmingsWPts: 0x0, AdvPan AmericanABSR12018
15218Rafael VasconcelosRafael VasconcelosWRNCPan American94KG4F2018
15621Josh HingerJosh HingerWPointsACBJJ 1285KGSPF2018
17027Daniel HamptonWGuillotineLV NG Open97KGF2018
17521Nick GreeneWArmbarLA BJJ Pro94KGSF2018
17733Rafael VasconcelosRafael VasconcelosWPointsSJJIF Worlds100KGSF2018
17742Rafael VasconcelosRafael VasconcelosWPointsSJJIF NG World100KGSF2018
17836Ben LeynardWN/ALong Beach Open94KGSF2018
17837Victor CervantesWN/ALong Beach Open94KGF2018
19181Vinicius GimenisWKatagatamePan American94KG8F2019
19906Leonardo DomingosWN/ADallas Spring OpenABS4F2019
19909Rolando SamsonRolando SamsonWN/ADallas Spring OpenABSSF2019
19910Esdras BarbosaWN/ADallas Spring OpenABSF2019
20208Eduardo LopesEduardo LopesWArmbarWorld Champ.ABSR12019

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