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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

67 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    20 (30%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    2 (3%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    40 (60%)
  • BY DECISION
    4 (6%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    1 (1%)

40 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Armbar
23
9
#86e620
Choke from back
13
5
#5AD3D1
Kneebar
13
5
#d1212a
Omoplata
8
3
#fad11b
Triangle
8
3
#f58822
Botinha
5
2
#224aba
Choke
5
2
#ff9124
Guillotine
5
2
#bf1f6c
Bow and arrow
3
1
#22c9a5
Submission
3
1
#fad223
Wristlock/Omoplata
3
1
#03861f
Arm in guillotine
3
1
#039a1f
Anaconda choke
3
1
#03b41f
RNC
3
1
#03c61f
Katagatame
3
1
#03d61f
Heel hook
3
1
#03f61f
Brabo choke
3
1
40
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
42 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    17 (40%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    2 (5%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    18 (43%)
  • BY DECISION
    5 (12%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

18 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
RNC
22
4
#86e620
Armbar
17
3
#5AD3D1
Triangle
11
2
#d1212a
Kneebar
6
1
#fad11b
Choke
6
1
#f58822
Ezekiel
6
1
#224aba
Toe Hold
6
1
#ff9124
Estima lock
6
1
#bf1f6c
Gogoplata
6
1
#22c9a5
Mounted X choke
6
1
#fad223
Omoplata
6
1
#03861f
Darce choke
6
1
18
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Arnaldo Maidana Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
5364Yuri SimoesYuri SimoesLPts: 17x0Pan American94KG8F2014
5873Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoLOmoplataDallas OpenABS4F2014
6015Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusLDarce chokeNoGi Worlds88KGF2014
6415Yuri SimoesYuri SimoesLPointsJJ World League94KGSF2015
6681Yuri SimoesYuri SimoesLArmbarSF OpenABS4F2015
6693Diego HerzogLPts: 0x0, AdvSF Open94KGSF2015
6814Pedro MelloPedro MelloLKneebarPan American88KG4F2015
7235Leo NogueiraLeo NogueiraLPts: 6x2Boca Raton Open100KGF2015
7325Abraham MarteAbraham MarteLTriangleWorld Champ.ABSR12015
7442Alexandre RibeiroAlexandre RibeiroLChokeWorld Champ.94KG8F2015
8080Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusLArmbarDallas OpenABSF2015
8410Felipe PenaFelipe PenaLEzekielNoGi Worlds91KGSF2015
8453Felipe PenaFelipe PenaLToe HoldNoGi WorldsABS4F2015
9273Guilherme AugustoGuilherme AugustoLPts: 12x0Pan American94KG4F2016
9323Gabriel ArgesGabriel ArgesLPts: 10x4Pan AmericanABSR22016
9975Dimitrius SouzaDimitrius SouzaLPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Champ.94KGR12016
10390Alexandre RibeiroAlexandre RibeiroLPts: 8x0Grand Slam LA94KGF2016
10640Nick SchrockNick SchrockLEstima lockBJJ Pro LA94KG4F2016
10860William BushLPts: 13x2NoGi Worlds92KG4F2016
11847Gabriel ArgesGabriel ArgesLTriangleACBJJ 485KGSF2017
11981Lucas LepriLucas LepriLPts: 12x0Pan AmericanABS8F2017
12094Diogo SampaioDiogo SampaioLReferee DecisionPan American88KG8F2017
12889Nicholas MeregaliNicholas MeregaliLPts: 10x0World Champ.ABSR12017
13052Matheus DinizMatheus DinizLReferee DecisionWorld Champ.94KG8F2017
13180Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusLRNCAmerican NG Nats91KGSF2017
13225Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusLRNCAmerican Nats94KGSF2017
13535Josh HingerJosh HingerLGogoplataACBJJ 785KGF2017
14452Patrick GaudioPatrick GaudioLPts: 4x2ACB JJ Worlds95KGF2017
14568Joao RochaJoao RochaLRNCNoGi WorldsABS4F2017
14768Romulo BarralRomulo BarralLMounted X chokeACB 1085KGSPF2018
15105AJ SousaAJ SousaLReferee DecisionACBJJ 1185KGSPF2018
15140Renato CardosoRenato CardosoLPts: 4x2Pan AmericanABSR22018
15229Tanner RiceTanner RiceLArmbarPan American94KGSF2018
17538Lucas BarbosaLucas BarbosaLPts: 15x0LA BJJ Pro94KGF2018
17755Kaynan DuarteKaynan DuarteLPointsSJJIF Worlds100KGF2018
17765Kaynan DuarteKaynan DuarteLPointsSJJIF NG World100KGF2018
18316Devhonte JohnsonDevhonte JohnsonLPts: 2x0NoGi Worlds91KG4F2018
19208Kaynan DuarteKaynan DuarteLPts: 5x0Pan American94KG4F2019
19560DJ JacksonDJ JacksonLReferee DecisionF2W Pro 10985KGSPF2019
19977Dominique BellDominique BellLPts: 4x2San Diego Open94KGSF2019
20236Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusLRNCWorld Champ.ABSR22019
20952Josh HingerJosh HingerLReferee DecisionF2W Pro 12488KGSPF2019
5362Felipe MotaFelipe MotaWChoke from backPan American94KGR12014
5441Brian CarlsenWChoke from backFIVEABSN/A2014
5442Jason AckermanWKneebarFIVEABSN/A2014
5443Sergio RiosSergio RiosWPts: 2x0FIVE Cali. 2ABSR12014
5445Francisco IturraldeFrancisco IturraldeWAdvFIVE Cali. 2ABS4F2014
5446Eduardo TellesEduardo TellesWArmbarFIVE Cali. 2ABSSF2014
5447Brian CarlsenWBow and arrowFIVE Cali. 2ABSF2014
6008Daniel StraussWPts: 2x0NoGi Worlds88KGR12014
6012Eduardo TellesEduardo TellesWArmbarNoGi Worlds88KG4F2014
6014Claudio MattosClaudio MattosWDQNoGi Worlds88KGSF2014
6810Diego GamonalWArmbarPan American88KG8F2015
7233Nathan MendelsohnNathan MendelsohnWBotinhaBoca Raton Open100KGSF2015
7300Gustavo DiasGustavo DiasWOmoplataLas Vegas Open100KGSF2015
7302Walnan PrestoWChoke from backLas Vegas Open100KGF2015
7303Vitor BarretoWTriangleLas Vegas OpenABS4F2015
7304Walnan PrestoWArmbarLas Vegas OpenABSSF2015
7305Carlos FariasCarlos FariasWChokeLas Vegas OpenABSF2015
7439Felipe MotaFelipe MotaWChokeWorld Champ.94KGR12015
7583Gustavo PiresGustavo PiresWKneebarAmerican Nat.100KGSF2015
7584Eliot KellyEliot KellyWBotinhaAmerican Nat.100KGF2015
7712Samuel SnowWTriangleAustin OpenABS4F2015
7715Marcelo StradaWN/AAustin OpenABSSF2015
7716Inacio NetoInacio NetoWArmbarAustin OpenABSF2015
7959Ricardo BastosWKneebarSanta Cruz Pro94KG4F2015
8075John YamashitaWPts: 3x0Dallas OpenABSR12015
8076Manuel DiazWPts: 4x0Dallas OpenABS4F2015
8079Lucas BarbosaLucas BarbosaWArmbarDallas OpenABSSF2015
8409Kheller ShodiWKneebarNoGi Worlds91KG4F2015
8439Keller Locke-SodhiWSubmissionNoGi WorldsABSR12015
8446Gustavo DiasGustavo DiasWArmbarNoGi WorldsABS8F2015
9269Dean LiebenbergDean LiebenbergWReferee DecisionPan American94KG8F2016
9308William ShanonWWristlock/OmoplataPan AmericanABSR12016
9814Lincoln PereiraWChoke from backLas Vegas Open94KGSF2016
9815Roberto TorralbasWPts: 2x0Las Vegas Open94KGF2016
10388R. EvangelistaR. EvangelistaWReferee DecisionGrand Slam LA94KGSF2016
11846Victor SilverioVictor SilverioWReferee DecisionACBJJ 485KG4F2017
11968Joshua BowlinWKneebarPan AmericanABSR12017
12835Gabriel ProcopioWN/ASan Diego Open94KGSF2017
13179Daniel HamptonWN/AAmerican NG Nats91KG4F2017
13223Felipe OliveiraWPointsAmerican Nats94KG4F2017
13336Helton JoseHelton JoseWPointsACBJJ World94KGF2017
13531Lucas RochaLucas RochaWArm in guillotineACBJJ 785KG4F2017
13533Patrick GaudioPatrick GaudioWOmoplataACBJJ 785KGSF2017
14534S. ArmoutiWAnaconda chokeNoGi Worlds91KG4F2017
14538Roberto TorralbasWReferee DecisionNoGi Worlds91KGF2017
14561Ben DysonWGuillotineNoGi WorldsABSR12017
14567Scott ThomasWTriangleNoGi WorldsABSR22017
15132Darson HemmingsDarson HemmingsWPts: 0x0, AdvPan AmericanABSR12018
15227Rafael VasconcelosRafael VasconcelosWRNCPan American94KG4F2018
15630Josh HingerJosh HingerWPointsACBJJ 1285KGSPF2018
17037Daniel HamptonWGuillotineLV NG Open97KGF2018
17537Nick GreeneWArmbarLA BJJ Pro94KGSF2018
17754Rafael VasconcelosRafael VasconcelosWPointsSJJIF Worlds100KGSF2018
17763Rafael VasconcelosRafael VasconcelosWPointsSJJIF NG World100KGSF2018
17857Ben LeynardWN/ALong Beach Open94KGSF2018
17858Victor CervantesWN/ALong Beach Open94KGF2018
19203Vinicius GimenisWKatagatamePan American94KG8F2019
19927Leonardo DomingosWN/ADallas Spring OpenABS4F2019
19930Rolando SamsonRolando SamsonWN/ADallas Spring OpenABSSF2019
19931Esdras BarbosaWN/ADallas Spring OpenABSF2019
20233Eduardo LopesEduardo LopesWArmbarWorld Champ.ABSR12019
20625Alessandro SilvaWN/AFresno Open100KGSF2019
20627Rafael VasconcelosRafael VasconcelosWN/AFresno Open100KGF2019
20849Oscar HippWHeel hookTwin Cities Inv.ABSR12019
20851Guilherme CordiviolaGuilherme CordiviolaWBrabo chokeTwin Cities Inv.ABS4F2019
20853Benny LennyWOmoplataTwin Cities Inv.ABSSF2019
20855Max GimenisMax GimenisWChoke from backTwin Cities Inv.ABSF2019

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