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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

52 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    11 (21%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    2 (4%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    34 (65%)
  • BY DECISION
    4 (8%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    1 (2%)

34 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Armbar
21
7
#86e620
Kneebar
15
5
#5AD3D1
Choke from back
12
4
#d1212a
Triangle
9
3
#fad11b
Guillotine
6
2
#f58822
Botinha
6
2
#224aba
Omoplata
6
2
#ff9124
Choke
6
2
#bf1f6c
Arm in guillotine
6
2
#22c9a5
Anaconda choke
3
1
#fad223
RNC
3
1
#03861f
Bow and arrow
3
1
#039a1f
Submission
3
1
#03b41f
Wristlock/Omoplata
3
1
34
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
33 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    11 (33%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    2 (6%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    17 (52%)
  • BY DECISION
    3 (9%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

17 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
Armbar
18
3
#86e620
RNC
18
3
#5AD3D1
Triangle
12
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
17
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Arnaldo Maidana Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
5322Yuri SimoesYuri SimoesLPts: 17x0Pan American94KG8F2014
5828Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoLOmoplataDallas OpenABS4F2014
5964Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusLDarce chokeNoGi Worlds88KGF2014
6349Yuri SimoesYuri SimoesLPointsJJ World League94KGSF2015
6615Yuri SimoesYuri SimoesLArmbarSF OpenABS4F2015
6627Diego HerzogLPts: 0x0, AdvSF Open94KGSF2015
6748Pedro MelloPedro MelloLKneebarPan American88KG4F2015
7167Leo NogueiraLeo NogueiraLPts: 6x2Boca Raton Open100KGF2015
7257Abraham MarteAbraham MarteLTriangleWorld Champ.ABSR12015
7373Alexandre RibeiroAlexandre RibeiroLChokeWorld Champ.94KG8F2015
8001Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusLArmbarDallas OpenABSF2015
8326Felipe PenaFelipe PenaLEzekielNoGi Worlds91KGSF2015
8369Felipe PenaFelipe PenaLToe HoldNoGi WorldsABS4F2015
9175Guilherme AugustoGuilherme AugustoLPts: 12x0Pan American94KG4F2016
9225Gabriel ArgesGabriel ArgesLPts: 10x4Pan AmericanABSR22016
9872Dimitrius SouzaDimitrius SouzaLPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Champ.94KGR12016
10280Alexandre RibeiroAlexandre RibeiroLPts: 8x0Grand Slam LA94KGF2016
10513Nick SchrockNick SchrockLEstima lockBJJ Pro LA94KG4F2016
10731William BushLPts: 13x2NoGi Worlds92KG4F2016
11669Gabriel ArgesGabriel ArgesLTriangleACBJJ 485KGSF2017
11800Lucas LepriLucas LepriLPts: 12x0Pan AmericanABS8F2017
11913Diogo AraujoLReferee DecisionPan American88KG8F2017
12686Nicholas MeregaliNicholas MeregaliLPts: 10x0World Champ.ABSR12017
12849Matheus DinizMatheus DinizLReferee DecisionWorld Champ.94KG8F2017
12977Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusLRNCAmerican NG Nats91KGSF2017
13022Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusLRNCAmerican Nats94KGSF2017
13305Josh HingerJosh HingerLGogoplataACBJJ 785KGF2017
14171Patrick GaudioPatrick GaudioLPts: 4x2ACB JJ Worlds95KGF2017
14286Joao RochaJoao RochaLRNCNoGi WorldsABS4F2017
14457Romulo BarralRomulo BarralLMounted X chokeACB 1085KGSPF2018
14770AJ SousaAJ SousaLReferee DecisionACBJJ 1185KGSPF2018
14805Renato CardosoRenato CardosoLPts: 4x2Pan AmericanABSR22018
14894Tanner RiceTanner RiceLArmbarPan American94KGSF2018
5320Felipe MotaFelipe MotaWChoke from backPan American94KGR12014
5399Brian CarlsenWChoke from backFIVEABSN/A2014
5400Jason AckermanWKneebarFIVEABSN/A2014
5401Sergio RiosWPts: 2x0FIVE Cali. 2ABSR12014
5403Francisco IturraldeFrancisco IturraldeWAdvFIVE Cali. 2ABS4F2014
5404Eduardo TellesEduardo TellesWArmbarFIVE Cali. 2ABSSF2014
5405Brian CarlsenWBow and arrowFIVE Cali. 2ABSF2014
5957Daniel StraussWPts: 2x0NoGi Worlds88KGR12014
5961Eduardo TellesEduardo TellesWArmbarNoGi Worlds88KG4F2014
5963Claudio MattosClaudio MattosWDQNoGi Worlds88KGSF2014
6744Diego GamonalWArmbarPan American88KG8F2015
7165Nathan MendelsohnNathan MendelsohnWBotinhaBoca Raton Open100KGSF2015
7232Gustavo EliasGustavo EliasWOmoplataLas Vegas Open100KGSF2015
7234Walnan PrestoWChoke from backLas Vegas Open100KGF2015
7235Vitor BarretoWTriangleLas Vegas OpenABS4F2015
7236Walnan PrestoWArmbarLas Vegas OpenABSSF2015
7237Carlos FariasCarlos FariasWChokeLas Vegas OpenABSF2015
7370Felipe MotaFelipe MotaWChokeWorld Champ.94KGR12015
7507Gustavo PiresGustavo PiresWKneebarAmerican Nat.100KGSF2015
7508Eliot KellyEliot KellyWBotinhaAmerican Nat.100KGF2015
7633Samuel SnowWTriangleAustin OpenABS4F2015
7636Marcelo StradaWN/AAustin OpenABSSF2015
7637Inacio NetoInacio NetoWArmbarAustin OpenABSF2015
7880Ricardo BastosWKneebarSanta Cruz Pro94KG4F2015
7996John YamashitaWPts: 3x0Dallas OpenABSR12015
7997Manuel DiazWPts: 4x0Dallas OpenABS4F2015
8000Lucas BarbosaLucas BarbosaWArmbarDallas OpenABSSF2015
8325Kheller ShodiWKneebarNoGi Worlds91KG4F2015
8355Keller Locke-SodhiWSubmissionNoGi WorldsABSR12015
8362Gustavo EliasGustavo EliasWArmbarNoGi WorldsABS8F2015
9171Dean LiebenbergDean LiebenbergWReferee DecisionPan American94KG8F2016
9210William ShanonWWristlock/OmoplataPan AmericanABSR12016
9713Lincoln PereiraWChoke from backLas Vegas Open94KGSF2016
9714Roberto TorralbasWPts: 2x0Las Vegas Open94KGF2016
10278R. EvangelistaR. EvangelistaWReferee DecisionGrand Slam LA94KGSF2016
11668Victor SilverioVictor SilverioWReferee DecisionACBJJ 485KG4F2017
11787Joshua BowlinWKneebarPan AmericanABSR12017
12636Gabriel ProcopioWN/ASan Diego Open94KGSF2017
12976Daniel HamptonWN/AAmerican NG Nats91KG4F2017
13020Felipe OliveiraWPointsAmerican Nats94KG4F2017
13131Helton JoseHelton JoseWPointsACBJJ World94KGF2017
13301Lucas RochaLucas RochaWArm in guillotineACBJJ 785KG4F2017
13303Patrick GaudioPatrick GaudioWOmoplataACBJJ 785KGSF2017
14174Hugo MarquesHugo MarquesWArm in guillotineACB JJ WorldsABSR12017
14253S. ArmoutiWAnaconda chokeNoGi Worlds91KG4F2017
14257Roberto TorralbasWReferee DecisionNoGi Worlds91KGF2017
14279Ben DysonWGuillotineNoGi WorldsABSR12017
14285Scott ThomasWTriangleNoGi WorldsABSR22017
14797Darson HemmingsDarson HemmingsWPts: 0x0, AdvPan AmericanABSR12018
14892Rafael VasconcelosRafael VasconcelosWRNCPan American94KG4F2018
15247Josh HingerJosh HingerWPointsACBJJ 1285KGSPF2018
16544Daniel HamptonWGuillotineLV NG Open97KGF2018

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