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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
Omoplata
7
2
#fad11b
Triangle
7
2
#f58822
Choke
7
2
#224aba
Botinha
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
RNC
14
2
#86e620
Armbar
14
2
#5AD3D1
Triangle
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
5266Yuri SimoesYuri SimoesLPts: 17x0Pan American94KG8F2014
5761Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoLOmoplataDallas OpenABS4F2014
5896Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusLDarce chokeNo Gi Worlds88KGF2014
6274Yuri SimoesYuri SimoesLPointsJJ World League94KGSF2015
6534Yuri SimoesYuri SimoesLArmbarSF OpenABS4F2015
6546Diego HerzogLPts: 0x0, AdvSF Open94KGSF2015
6667Pedro MelloPedro MelloLKneebarPan American88KG4F2015
7074Leo NogueiraLeo NogueiraLPts: 6x2Boca Raton Open100KGF2015
7164Abraham MarteAbraham MarteLTriangleWorld Champ.ABSR12015
7280Alexandre RibeiroAlexandre RibeiroLChokeWorld Champ.94KG8F2015
7896Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusLArmbarDallas OpenABSF2015
8211Felipe PenaFelipe PenaLEzekielNoGi Worlds94KGSF2015
8254Felipe PenaFelipe PenaLToe HoldNoGi WorldsABS4F2015
9050Guilherme AugustoGuilherme AugustoLPts: 12x0Pan American94KG4F2016
9100Gabriel ArgesGabriel ArgesLPts: 10x4Pan AmericanABSR22016
9747Dimitrius SouzaDimitrius SouzaLPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Champ.94KGR12016
10144Alexandre RibeiroAlexandre RibeiroLPts: 8x0Grand Slam - LA94KGF2016
10367Nick SchrockNick SchrockLEstima lockBJJ Pro LA94KG4F2016
10580William BushLPts: 13x2NoGi Worlds92KG4F2016
11478Gabriel ArgesGabriel ArgesLTriangleACBJJ GP85KGSF2017
11611Lucas LepriLucas LepriLPts: 12x0Pan AmericanABS8F2017
11724Diogo AraujoLReferee DecisionPan American88KG8F2017
12475Nicholas MeregaliNicholas MeregaliLPts: 10x0World Champ.ABSR12017
12638Matheus DinizMatheus DinizLReferee DecisionWorld Champ.94KG8F2017
12765Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusLRNCAmerican NG Nats91KGSF2017
12810Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusLRNCAmerican Nats94KGSF2017
13048Josh HingerJosh HingerLGogoplataACBJJ 7F85KG2017
5264Felipe MotaFelipe MotaWChoke from backPan American94KGR12014
5343Brian CarlsenWChoke from backFIVEABSN/A2014
5344Jason AckermanWKneebarFIVEABSN/A2014
5345Sergio RiosWPts: 2x0FIVE Cali. 2ABSR12014
5347Francisco IturraldeFrancisco IturraldeWAdvFIVE Cali. 2ABS4F2014
5348Eduardo TellesEduardo TellesWArmbarFIVE Cali. 2ABSSF2014
5349Brian CarlsenWBow and arrowFIVE Cali. 2ABSF2014
5889Daniel StraussWPts: 2x0No Gi Worlds88KGR12014
5893Eduardo TellesEduardo TellesWArmbarNo Gi Worlds88KG4F2014
5895Claudio MattosClaudio MattosWDQNo Gi Worlds88KGSF2014
6663Diego GamonalWArmbarPan American88KG8F2015
7072Nathan MendelsohnNathan MendelsohnWBotinhaBoca Raton Open100KGSF2015
7139Gustavo EliasGustavo EliasWOmoplataLas Vegas Open100KGSF2015
7141Walnan PrestoWChoke from backLas Vegas Open100KGF2015
7142Vitor BarretoWTriangleLas Vegas OpenABS4F2015
7143Walnan PrestoWArmbarLas Vegas OpenABSSF2015
7144Carlos FariasCarlos FariasWChokeLas Vegas OpenABSF2015
7277Felipe MotaFelipe MotaWChokeWorld Champ.94KGR12015
7412Gustavo PiresGustavo PiresWKneebarAmerican Nat.100KGSF2015
7413Eliot KellyEliot KellyWBotinhaAmerican Nat.100KGF2015
7535Samuel SnowWTriangleAustin OpenABS4F2015
7538Marcelo StradaWN/AAustin OpenABSSF2015
7539Inacio NetoInacio NetoWArmbarAustin OpenABSF2015
7779Ricardo BastosWKneebarSanta Cruz Pro94KG4F2015
7891John YamashitaWPts: 3x0Dallas OpenABSR12015
7892Manuel DiazWPts: 4x0Dallas OpenABS4F2015
7895Lucas BarbosaLucas BarbosaWArmbarDallas OpenABSSF2015
8210Kheller ShodiWKneebarNoGi Worlds94KG4F2015
8240Keller Locke-SodhiWSubmissionNoGi WorldsABSR12015
8247Gustavo EliasGustavo EliasWArmbarNoGi WorldsABS8F2015
9046Dean LiebenbergWReferee DecisionPan American94KG8F2016
9085William ShanonWWristlock/OmoplataPan AmericanABSR12016
9588Lincoln PereiraWChoke from backLas Vegas Open94KGSF2016
9589Roberto TorralbasWPts: 2x0Las Vegas Open94KGF2016
10142R. EvangelistaR. EvangelistaWReferee DecisionGrand Slam - LA94KGSF2016
11477Victor SilverioVictor SilverioWReferee DecisionACBJJ GP85KG4F2017
11598Joshua BowlinWKneebarPan AmericanABSR12017
12432Gabriel ProcopioWN/ASan Diego Open94KGSF2017
12764Daniel HamptonWN/AAmerican NG Nats91KG4F2017
12808Felipe OliveiraWPointsAmerican Nats94KG4F2017
12909Helton JoseHelton JoseWPointsACBJJ World94KGF2017
13044Lucas RochaLucas RochaWArm in guillotineACBJJ 74F85KG2017
13046Patrick GaudioPatrick GaudioWOmoplataACBJJ 7SF85KG2017

Arnaldo Maidana vs Lucas Barbosa

Arnaldo Maidana vs Samuel Snow

Arnaldo Maidana vs Carlos Farias

Arnaldo Maidana vs Eduardo Telles

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