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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:

  • Brazilian National Champion (2013 brown)
  • American National Champion (2015)
  • Rio International Open Champion (2011 purple)
  • São Paulo International Open Champion (2012 brown)
  • Las Vegas International Open Champion (2015 weight + absolute)
  • Austin International Open Champion (2015 weight + absolute)
  • World Championship 2nd Place (2013 brown)
  • World No-Gi Championship 2nd Place (2013 brown, 2014)
  • Brazilian National Championship 2nd Place (2012 brown)
  • Rio International Open Championship 2nd Place (2011 purple absolute)
  • São Paulo International Open 2nd Place (2012 brown absolute)
  • Boca Raton International Open 2nd Place (2015)
  • European Open 3rd Place (2012 brown)
  • Brazilian National Championship 3rd Place (2012 brown absolute)
  • World No-Gi Championship 2nd Place (2015)
  • Dallas International Open 3rd Place (2014)
  • San Francisco Open 3rd Place (2015)

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

40 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    9 (23%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    1 (3%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    26 (65%)
  • BY DECISION
    3 (8%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    1 (3%)

26 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Armbar
27
7
#86e620
Kneebar
19
5
#5AD3D1
Choke from back
15
4
#d1212a
Botinha
8
2
#fad11b
Triangle
8
2
#f58822
Choke
8
2
#224aba
Bow and arrow
4
1
#ff9124
Omoplata
4
1
#bf1f6c
Submission
4
1
#22c9a5
Wristlock/Omoplata
4
1
26
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
25 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    9 (36%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    2 (8%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    12 (48%)
  • BY DECISION
    2 (8%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

12 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
Armbar
17
2
#86e620
Triangle
17
2
#5AD3D1
Kneebar
8
1
#d1212a
Choke
8
1
#fad11b
Ezekiel
8
1
#f58822
Toe Hold
8
1
#224aba
Estima lock
8
1
#ff9124
RNC
8
1
#bf1f6c
Omoplata
8
1
#22c9a5
Darce choke
8
1
12
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Arnaldo Maidana Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
5234Yuri SimoesYuri SimoesLPts: 17x0Pan American94KG8F2014
5723Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoLOmoplataDallas OpenABS4F2014
5858Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusLDarce chokeNo Gi Worlds88KGF2014
6226Yuri SimoesYuri SimoesLPointsJJ World League94KGSF2015
6486Yuri SimoesYuri SimoesLArmbarSF OpenABS4F2015
6498Diego HerzogLPts: 0x0, AdvSF Open94KGSF2015
6619Pedro MelloPedro MelloLKneebarPan American88KG4F2015
7026Leo NogueiraLeo NogueiraLPts: 6x2Boca Raton Open100KGF2015
7116Abraham MarteAbraham MarteLTriangleWorld Champ.ABSR12015
7231Alexandre RibeiroAlexandre RibeiroLChokeWorld Champ.94KG8F2015
7847Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusLArmbarDallas OpenABSF2015
8162Felipe PenaFelipe PenaLEzekielNoGi Worlds94KGSF2015
8205Felipe PenaFelipe PenaLToe HoldNoGi WorldsABS4F2015
8996Guilherme AugustoGuilherme AugustoLPts: 12x0Pan American94KG4F2016
9046Gabriel ArgesGabriel ArgesLPts: 10x4Pan AmericanABSR22016
9693Dimitrius SouzaDimitrius SouzaLPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Champ.94KGR12016
10088Alexandre RibeiroAlexandre RibeiroLPts: 8x0Grand Slam - LA94KGF2016
10311Nick SchrockNick SchrockLEstima lockBJJ Pro LA94KG4F2016
10524William BushLPts: 13x2NoGi Worlds92KG4F2016
11420Gabriel ArgesGabriel ArgesLTriangleACBJJ GP85KGSF2017
11553Lucas LepriLucas LepriLPts: 12x0Pan AmericanABS8F2017
11666Diogo AraujoLReferee DecisionPan American88KG8F2017
12417Nicholas MeregaliNicholas MeregaliLPts: 10x0World Champ.ABSR12017
12580Matheus DinizMatheus DinizLReferee DecisionWorld Champ.94KG8F2017
12707Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusLRNCAmerican NG Nats91KGSF2017
5232Felipe MotaFelipe MotaWChoke from backPan American94KGR12014
5311Brian CarlsenWChoke from backFIVEABSN/A2014
5312Jason AckermanWKneebarFIVEABSN/A2014
5313Sergio RiosWPts: 2x0FIVE Cali. 2ABSR12014
5315Francisco IturraldeFrancisco IturraldeWAdvFIVE Cali. 2ABS4F2014
5316Eduardo TellesEduardo TellesWArmbarFIVE Cali. 2ABSSF2014
5317Brian CarlsenWBow and arrowFIVE Cali. 2ABSF2014
5851Daniel StraussWPts: 2x0No Gi Worlds88KGR12014
5855Eduardo TellesEduardo TellesWArmbarNo Gi Worlds88KG4F2014
5857Claudio MattosClaudio MattosWDQNo Gi Worlds88KGSF2014
6615Diego GamonalWArmbarPan American88KG8F2015
7024Nathan MendelsohnNathan MendelsohnWBotinhaBoca Raton Open100KGSF2015
7091Gustavo EliasGustavo EliasWOmoplataLas Vegas Open100KGSF2015
7093Walnan PrestoWChoke from backLas Vegas Open100KGF2015
7094Vitor BarretoWTriangleLas Vegas OpenABS4F2015
7095Walnan PrestoWArmbarLas Vegas OpenABSSF2015
7096Carlos FariasCarlos FariasWChokeLas Vegas OpenABSF2015
7228Felipe MotaFelipe MotaWChokeWorld Champ.94KGR12015
7363Gustavo PiresGustavo PiresWKneebarAmerican Nat.100KGSF2015
7364Eliot KellyEliot KellyWBotinhaAmerican Nat.100KGF2015
7486Samuel SnowWTriangleAustin OpenABS4F2015
7489Marcelo StradaWN/AAustin OpenABSSF2015
7490Inacio NetoInacio NetoWArmbarAustin OpenABSF2015
7730Ricardo BastosWKneebarSanta Cruz Pro94KG4F2015
7842John YamashitaWPts: 3x0Dallas OpenABSR12015
7843Manuel DiazWPts: 4x0Dallas OpenABS4F2015
7846Lucas BarbosaLucas BarbosaWArmbarDallas OpenABSSF2015
8161Kheller ShodiWKneebarNoGi Worlds94KG4F2015
8191Keller Locke-SodhiWSubmissionNoGi WorldsABSR12015
8198Gustavo EliasGustavo EliasWArmbarNoGi WorldsABS8F2015
8992Dean LiebenbergWReferee DecisionPan American94KG8F2016
9031William ShanonWWristlock/OmoplataPan AmericanABSR12016
9534Lincoln PereiraWChoke from backLas Vegas Open94KGSF2016
9535Roberto TorralbasWPts: 2x0Las Vegas Open94KGF2016
10086R. EvangelistaR. EvangelistaWReferee DecisionGrand Slam - LA94KGSF2016
11419Victor SilverioVictor SilverioWReferee DecisionACBJJ GP85KG4F2017
11540Joshua BowlinWKneebarPan AmericanABSR12017
12374Gabriel ProcopioWN/ASan Diego Open94KGSF2017
12706Daniel HamptonWN/AAmerican NG Nats91KG4F2017
12751Felipe OliveiraWN/AAmerican Nats94KG4F2017

Arnaldo Maidana vs Lucas Barbosa

Arnaldo Maidana vs Samuel Snow

Arnaldo Maidana vs Carlos Farias

Arnaldo Maidana vs Eduardo Telles

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