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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)
  • ACBJJ 7 LW Grand Prix No-Gi 2nd Place (2017)
  • 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

43 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    10 (23%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    1 (2%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    28 (65%)
  • BY DECISION
    3 (7%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    1 (2%)

28 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Armbar
25
7
#86e620
Kneebar
18
5
#5AD3D1
Choke from back
14
4
#d1212a
Botinha
7
2
#fad11b
Omoplata
7
2
#f58822
Triangle
7
2
#224aba
Choke
7
2
#ff9124
Submission
4
1
#bf1f6c
Wristlock/Omoplata
4
1
#22c9a5
Arm in guillotine
4
1
#fad223
Bow and arrow
4
1
28
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
27 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    9 (33%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    2 (7%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    14 (52%)
  • BY DECISION
    2 (7%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

14 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
Triangle
14
2
#86e620
RNC
14
2
#5AD3D1
Armbar
14
2
#d1212a
Choke
7
1
#fad11b
Ezekiel
7
1
#f58822
Toe Hold
7
1
#224aba
Estima lock
7
1
#ff9124
Gogoplata
7
1
#bf1f6c
Omoplata
7
1
#22c9a5
Darce choke
7
1
#fad223
Kneebar
7
1
14
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Arnaldo Maidana Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
5305Yuri SimoesYuri SimoesLPts: 17x0Pan American94KG8F2014
5800Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoLOmoplataDallas OpenABS4F2014
5935Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusLDarce chokeNo Gi Worlds88KGF2014
6315Yuri SimoesYuri SimoesLPointsJJ World League94KGSF2015
6578Yuri SimoesYuri SimoesLArmbarSF OpenABS4F2015
6590Diego HerzogLPts: 0x0, AdvSF Open94KGSF2015
6711Pedro MelloPedro MelloLKneebarPan American88KG4F2015
7121Leo NogueiraLeo NogueiraLPts: 6x2Boca Raton Open100KGF2015
7211Abraham MarteAbraham MarteLTriangleWorld Champ.ABSR12015
7327Alexandre RibeiroAlexandre RibeiroLChokeWorld Champ.94KG8F2015
7944Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusLArmbarDallas OpenABSF2015
8259Felipe PenaFelipe PenaLEzekielNoGi Worlds94KGSF2015
8302Felipe PenaFelipe PenaLToe HoldNoGi WorldsABS4F2015
9098Guilherme AugustoGuilherme AugustoLPts: 12x0Pan American94KG4F2016
9148Gabriel ArgesGabriel ArgesLPts: 10x4Pan AmericanABSR22016
9795Dimitrius SouzaDimitrius SouzaLPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Champ.94KGR12016
10192Alexandre RibeiroAlexandre RibeiroLPts: 8x0Grand Slam LA94KGF2016
10415Nick SchrockNick SchrockLEstima lockBJJ Pro LA94KG4F2016
10632William BushLPts: 13x2NoGi Worlds92KG4F2016
11538Gabriel ArgesGabriel ArgesLTriangleACBJJ GP85KGSF2017
11671Lucas LepriLucas LepriLPts: 12x0Pan AmericanABS8F2017
11784Diogo AraujoLReferee DecisionPan American88KG8F2017
12535Nicholas MeregaliNicholas MeregaliLPts: 10x0World Champ.ABSR12017
12698Matheus DinizMatheus DinizLReferee DecisionWorld Champ.94KG8F2017
12825Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusLRNCAmerican NG Nats91KGSF2017
12870Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusLRNCAmerican Nats94KGSF2017
13124Josh HingerJosh HingerLGogoplataACBJJ 785KGF2017
5303Felipe MotaFelipe MotaWChoke from backPan American94KGR12014
5382Brian CarlsenWChoke from backFIVEABSN/A2014
5383Jason AckermanWKneebarFIVEABSN/A2014
5384Sergio RiosWPts: 2x0FIVE Cali. 2ABSR12014
5386Francisco IturraldeFrancisco IturraldeWAdvFIVE Cali. 2ABS4F2014
5387Eduardo TellesEduardo TellesWArmbarFIVE Cali. 2ABSSF2014
5388Brian CarlsenWBow and arrowFIVE Cali. 2ABSF2014
5928Daniel StraussWPts: 2x0No Gi Worlds88KGR12014
5932Eduardo TellesEduardo TellesWArmbarNo Gi Worlds88KG4F2014
5934Claudio MattosClaudio MattosWDQNo Gi Worlds88KGSF2014
6707Diego GamonalWArmbarPan American88KG8F2015
7119Nathan MendelsohnNathan MendelsohnWBotinhaBoca Raton Open100KGSF2015
7186Gustavo EliasGustavo EliasWOmoplataLas Vegas Open100KGSF2015
7188Walnan PrestoWChoke from backLas Vegas Open100KGF2015
7189Vitor BarretoWTriangleLas Vegas OpenABS4F2015
7190Walnan PrestoWArmbarLas Vegas OpenABSSF2015
7191Carlos FariasCarlos FariasWChokeLas Vegas OpenABSF2015
7324Felipe MotaFelipe MotaWChokeWorld Champ.94KGR12015
7459Gustavo PiresGustavo PiresWKneebarAmerican Nat.100KGSF2015
7460Eliot KellyEliot KellyWBotinhaAmerican Nat.100KGF2015
7582Samuel SnowWTriangleAustin OpenABS4F2015
7585Marcelo StradaWN/AAustin OpenABSSF2015
7586Inacio NetoInacio NetoWArmbarAustin OpenABSF2015
7827Ricardo BastosWKneebarSanta Cruz Pro94KG4F2015
7939John YamashitaWPts: 3x0Dallas OpenABSR12015
7940Manuel DiazWPts: 4x0Dallas OpenABS4F2015
7943Lucas BarbosaLucas BarbosaWArmbarDallas OpenABSSF2015
8258Kheller ShodiWKneebarNoGi Worlds94KG4F2015
8288Keller Locke-SodhiWSubmissionNoGi WorldsABSR12015
8295Gustavo EliasGustavo EliasWArmbarNoGi WorldsABS8F2015
9094Dean LiebenbergDean LiebenbergWReferee DecisionPan American94KG8F2016
9133William ShanonWWristlock/OmoplataPan AmericanABSR12016
9636Lincoln PereiraWChoke from backLas Vegas Open94KGSF2016
9637Roberto TorralbasWPts: 2x0Las Vegas Open94KGF2016
10190R. EvangelistaR. EvangelistaWReferee DecisionGrand Slam LA94KGSF2016
11537Victor SilverioVictor SilverioWReferee DecisionACBJJ GP85KG4F2017
11658Joshua BowlinWKneebarPan AmericanABSR12017
12492Gabriel ProcopioWN/ASan Diego Open94KGSF2017
12824Daniel HamptonWN/AAmerican NG Nats91KG4F2017
12868Felipe OliveiraWPointsAmerican Nats94KG4F2017
12969Helton JoseHelton JoseWPointsACBJJ World94KGF2017
13120Lucas RochaLucas RochaWArm in guillotineACBJJ 785KG4F2017
13122Patrick GaudioPatrick GaudioWOmoplataACBJJ 785KGSF2017

Arnaldo Maidana vs Lucas Barbosa

Arnaldo Maidana vs Samuel Snow

Arnaldo Maidana vs Carlos Farias

Arnaldo Maidana vs Eduardo Telles

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