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

Main Achievements:

  • 1st Place IBJJF American Nationals (2015)
  • 1st Place IBJJF World Championship No-Gi (2017)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF World Championship No-Gi (2014)
  • 2nd Place ACBJJ 7 LW Grand Prix No-Gi (2017)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF Pans Championship (2018 / 2020)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF World Championship No-Gi (2015)

Main Achievements (Colored Belts):

  • 1st Place CBJJ Brazilian Nationals (2013 brown)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Rio Open (2011 purple)
  • 1st Place IBJJF São Paulo Open (2012 brown)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF World Championship (2013 brown)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF World Championship No-Gi (2013 brown)
  • 2nd Place CBJJ Brazilian Nationals (2012 brown)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF Rio Open (2011* purple)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF São Paulo Open (2012* brown)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF European Open (2012 brown)
  • 3rd Place CBJJ Brazilian Nationals (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

77 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    23 (30%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    2 (3%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    45 (58%)
  • BY DECISION
    5 (6%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    2 (3%)

45 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Armbar
20
9
#86e620
Choke from back
13
6
#5AD3D1
Kneebar
11
5
#d1212a
Guillotine
7
3
#fad11b
Brabo choke
7
3
#f58822
Omoplata
7
3
#224aba
Triangle
7
3
#ff9124
Botinha
4
2
#bf1f6c
Choke
4
2
#22c9a5
Anaconda choke
2
1
#fad223
RNC
2
1
#03861f
Katagatame
2
1
#039a1f
Heel hook
2
1
#03b41f
Cross choke
2
1
#03c61f
Bow and arrow
2
1
#03d61f
Submission
2
1
#03f61f
Wristlock/Omoplata
2
1
#82ff5f
Arm in guillotine
2
1
45
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
54 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    22 (41%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    2 (4%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    23 (43%)
  • BY DECISION
    7 (13%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

23 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
RNC
17
4
#86e620
Armbar
13
3
#5AD3D1
Mounted X choke
9
2
#d1212a
Triangle
9
2
#fad11b
Arm in Ezekiel
4
1
#f58822
Injury
4
1
#224aba
Straight ankle lock
4
1
#ff9124
Violin armlock
4
1
#bf1f6c
Omoplata
4
1
#22c9a5
Darce choke
4
1
#fad223
Kneebar
4
1
#03861f
Choke
4
1
#039a1f
Ezekiel
4
1
#03b41f
Toe Hold
4
1
#03c61f
Estima lock
4
1
#03d61f
Gogoplata
4
1
23
(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
6432Yuri SimoesYuri SimoesLPointsJJ World League94KGSF2015
6700Yuri SimoesYuri SimoesLArmbarSF OpenABS4F2015
6712Diego HerzogLPts: 0x0, AdvSF Open94KGSF2015
6833Pedro MelloPedro MelloLKneebarPan American88KG4F2015
7255Leo NogueiraLeo NogueiraLPts: 6x2Boca Raton Open100KGF2015
7345Abraham MarteAbraham MarteLTriangleWorld Champ.ABSR12015
7462Alexandre RibeiroAlexandre RibeiroLChokeWorld Champ.94KG8F2015
8100Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusLArmbarDallas OpenABSF2015
8430Felipe PenaFelipe PenaLEzekielNoGi Worlds91KGSF2015
8473Felipe PenaFelipe PenaLToe HoldNoGi WorldsABS4F2015
9305Guilherme AugustoGuilherme AugustoLPts: 12x0Pan American94KG4F2016
9355Gabriel ArgesGabriel ArgesLPts: 10x4Pan AmericanABSR22016
10014Dimitrius SouzaDimitrius SouzaLPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Champ.94KGR12016
10434Alexandre RibeiroAlexandre RibeiroLPts: 8x0Grand Slam LA94KGF2016
10684Nick SchrockNick SchrockLEstima lockBJJ Pro LA94KG4F2016
10906William BushLPts: 13x2NoGi Worlds92KG4F2016
11929Gabriel ArgesGabriel ArgesLTriangleACBJJ 485KGSF2017
12064Lucas LepriLucas LepriLPts: 12x0Pan AmericanABS8F2017
12177Diogo SampaioDiogo SampaioLReferee DecisionPan American88KG8F2017
12989Nicholas MeregaliNicholas MeregaliLPts: 10x0World Champ.ABSR12017
13152Matheus DinizMatheus DinizLReferee DecisionWorld Champ.94KG8F2017
13284Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusLRNCAmerican NG Nats91KGSF2017
13330Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusLRNCAmerican Nats94KGSF2017
13644Josh HingerJosh HingerLGogoplataACBJJ 785KGF2017
14581Patrick GaudioPatrick GaudioLPts: 4x2ACB JJ Worlds95KGF2017
14697Joao RochaJoao RochaLRNCNoGi WorldsABS4F2017
14922Romulo BarralRomulo BarralLMounted X chokeACB 1085KGSPF2018
15258AJ SousaAJ SousaLReferee DecisionACBJJ 1185KGSPF2018
15293Renato CardosoRenato CardosoLPts: 4x2Pan AmericanABSR22018
15382Tanner RiceTanner RiceLArmbarPan American94KGSF2018
17762Lucas BarbosaLucas BarbosaLPts: 15x0LA BJJ Pro94KGF2018
17988Kaynan DuarteKaynan DuarteLPointsSJJIF Worlds100KGF2018
17998Kaynan DuarteKaynan DuarteLPointsSJJIF NG World100KGF2018
18576Devhonte JohnsonDevhonte JohnsonLPts: 2x0NoGi Worlds91KG4F2018
19524Kaynan DuarteKaynan DuarteLPts: 5x0Pan American94KG4F2019
19886DJ JacksonDJ JacksonLReferee DecisionF2W 10985KGSPF2019
20319Dominique BellDominique BellLPts: 4x2San Diego Open94KGSF2019
20586Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusLRNCWorld Champ.ABSR22019
21362Josh HingerJosh HingerLReferee DecisionF2W 12488KGSPF2019
22301Rafael VasconcelosRafael VasconcelosLPointsSJJIF Worlds100KGF2019
22632Marcelo GomideMarcelo GomideLPts: 10x0NoGi WorldsABS4F2019
22751Jake WatsonJake WatsonLReferee DecisionF2W 13488KGSPF2020
23495Rafael LovatoRafael LovatoLMounted X chokeF2W 141112KGSPF2020
23580Roberto AbreuRoberto AbreuLPoints3CG Kumite IVABS4F2020
23685Victor HugoVictor HugoLArm in EzekielKumite 6ABS4F2020
23843Stuart MaddoxLInjuryPan AmericanABS8F2020
23957Guilherme AugustoGuilherme AugustoLPts: 5x0Pan American100KGF2020
24058Oliver TazaOliver TazaLReferee DecisionSubversiv 4ABS4F2020
24235Tex JohnsonTex JohnsonLStraight ankle lockNo Gi Pan Am.97KGSF2020
24252Giancarlo BodoniGiancarlo BodoniLPts: 4x2No Gi Pan Am.ABS8F2020
24736Tex JohnsonTex JohnsonLViolin armlockF2W 16194KGSPF2021
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
6829Diego GamonalWArmbarPan American88KG8F2015
7253Nathan MendelsohnNathan MendelsohnWBotinhaBoca Raton Open100KGSF2015
7320Gustavo DiasGustavo DiasWOmoplataLas Vegas Open100KGSF2015
7322Walnan PrestoWChoke from backLas Vegas Open100KGF2015
7323Vitor BarretoWTriangleLas Vegas OpenABS4F2015
7324Walnan PrestoWArmbarLas Vegas OpenABSSF2015
7325Carlos FariasCarlos FariasWChokeLas Vegas OpenABSF2015
7459Felipe MotaFelipe MotaWChokeWorld Champ.94KGR12015
7603Gustavo PiresGustavo PiresWKneebarAmerican Nat.100KGSF2015
7604Eliot KellyEliot KellyWBotinhaAmerican Nat.100KGF2015
7732Samuel SnowWTriangleAustin OpenABS4F2015
7735Marcelo StradaWN/AAustin OpenABSSF2015
7736Inacio NetoInacio NetoWArmbarAustin OpenABSF2015
7979Ricardo BastosWKneebarSanta Cruz Pro94KG4F2015
8095John YamashitaWPts: 3x0Dallas OpenABSR12015
8096Manuel DiazWPts: 4x0Dallas OpenABS4F2015
8099Lucas BarbosaLucas BarbosaWArmbarDallas OpenABSSF2015
8429Kheller ShodiWKneebarNoGi Worlds91KG4F2015
8459Keller Locke-SodhiWSubmissionNoGi WorldsABSR12015
8466Gustavo DiasGustavo DiasWArmbarNoGi WorldsABS8F2015
9301Dean LiebenbergDean LiebenbergWReferee DecisionPan American94KG8F2016
9340William ShanonWWristlock/OmoplataPan AmericanABSR12016
9852Lincoln PereiraWChoke from backLas Vegas Open94KGSF2016
9853Roberto TorralbasWPts: 2x0Las Vegas Open94KGF2016
10196Rayce NeidzwieckiWN/AAmerican NG Nats91KGSF2016
10198Valdir AraujoValdir AraujoWPointsAmerican NG Nats91KGF2016
10432R. EvangelistaR. EvangelistaWReferee DecisionGrand Slam LA94KGSF2016
11928Victor SilverioVictor SilverioWReferee DecisionACBJJ 485KG4F2017
12051Joshua BowlinWKneebarPan AmericanABSR12017
12931Gabriel ProcopioGabriel ProcopioWN/ASan Diego Open94KGSF2017
13283Daniel HamptonWN/AAmerican NG Nats91KG4F2017
13328Felipe OliveiraWPointsAmerican Nats94KG4F2017
13444Helton JoseHelton JoseWPointsACBJJ World94KGF2017
13640Lucas RochaLucas RochaWArm in guillotineACBJJ 785KG4F2017
13642Patrick GaudioPatrick GaudioWOmoplataACBJJ 785KGSF2017
14663S. ArmoutiWAnaconda chokeNoGi Worlds91KG4F2017
14667Roberto TorralbasWReferee DecisionNoGi Worlds91KGF2017
14690Ben DysonWGuillotineNoGi WorldsABSR12017
14696Scott ThomasWTriangleNoGi WorldsABSR22017
15285Darson HemmingsDarson HemmingsWPts: 0x0, AdvPan AmericanABSR12018
15380Rafael VasconcelosRafael VasconcelosWRNCPan American94KG4F2018
15797Josh HingerJosh HingerWPointsACBJJ 1285KGSPF2018
17237Daniel HamptonWGuillotineLV NG Open97KGF2018
17761Nick GreeneWArmbarLA BJJ Pro94KGSF2018
17987Rafael VasconcelosRafael VasconcelosWPointsSJJIF Worlds100KGSF2018
17996Rafael VasconcelosRafael VasconcelosWPointsSJJIF NG World100KGSF2018
18092Ben LeynardWN/ALong Beach Open94KGSF2018
18093Victor CervantesWN/ALong Beach Open94KGF2018
19519Vinicius GimenisWKatagatamePan American94KG8F2019
20269Leo DomingosWN/ADallas SPOABS4F2019
20272Rolando SamsonRolando SamsonWN/ADallas SPOABSSF2019
20273Esdras BarbosaWN/ADallas SPOABSF2019
20583Eduardo LopesEduardo LopesWArmbarWorld Champ.ABSR12019
20993Alessandro SilvaWN/AFresno Open100KGSF2019
20995Rafael VasconcelosRafael VasconcelosWN/AFresno Open100KGF2019
21250Oscar HippWHeel hookTwin Cities Inv.ABSR12019
21252Guilherme CordiviolaGuilherme CordiviolaWBrabo chokeTwin Cities Inv.ABS4F2019
21254Benny LennyWOmoplataTwin Cities Inv.ABSSF2019
21256Max GimenisMax GimenisWChoke from backTwin Cities Inv.ABSF2019
22300Helton JoseHelton JoseWPointsSJJIF Worlds100KGSF2019
22618Helton JoseHelton JoseWReferee DecisionNoGi WorldsABSR12019
23272Diego FerreiraWBrabo chokeSan Jose Open100KGF2020
23951Charles McGuireWCross chokePan American100KG4F2020
23955Fellipe AndrewFellipe AndrewWDQPan American100KGSF2020
24049Tim WilliamsWGuillotineSubversiv 4ABSR12020
24167Charles McGuireWChoke from backAtlanta Open94KGSF2020
24168AK AngermanWBrabo chokeAtlanta Open94KGF2020

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