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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: 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

78 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    23 (29%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    2 (3%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    46 (59%)
  • BY DECISION
    5 (6%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    2 (3%)

46 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Armbar
20
9
#86e620
Choke from back
13
6
#5AD3D1
Kneebar
11
5
#d1212a
Omoplata
7
3
#fad11b
Triangle
7
3
#f58822
Guillotine
7
3
#224aba
Brabo choke
7
3
#ff9124
Botinha
4
2
#bf1f6c
Choke
4
2
#22c9a5
RNC
4
2
#fad223
Cross choke
2
1
#03861f
Bow and arrow
2
1
#039a1f
Submission
2
1
#03b41f
Wristlock/Omoplata
2
1
#03c61f
Arm in guillotine
2
1
#03d61f
Anaconda choke
2
1
#03f61f
Katagatame
2
1
#82ff5f
Heel hook
2
1
46
(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
Triangle
9
2
#d1212a
Mounted X choke
9
2
#fad11b
Darce choke
4
1
#f58822
Kneebar
4
1
#224aba
Choke
4
1
#ff9124
Ezekiel
4
1
#bf1f6c
Toe Hold
4
1
#22c9a5
Estima lock
4
1
#fad223
Gogoplata
4
1
#03861f
Arm in Ezekiel
4
1
#039a1f
Injury
4
1
#03b41f
Straight ankle lock
4
1
#03c61f
Violin armlock
4
1
#03d61f
Omoplata
4
1
23
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Arnaldo Maidana Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
5376Yuri SimoesYuri SimoesLPts: 17x0Pan American94KG8F2014
5886Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoLOmoplataDallas OpenABS4F2014
6028Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusLDarce chokeNoGi Worlds88KGF2014
6434Yuri SimoesYuri SimoesLPointsJJ World League94KGSF2015
6702Yuri SimoesYuri SimoesLArmbarSF OpenABS4F2015
6714Diego HerzogLPts: 0x0, AdvSF Open94KGSF2015
6835Pedro MelloPedro MelloLKneebarPan American88KG4F2015
7257Leo NogueiraLeo NogueiraLPts: 6x2Boca Raton Open100KGF2015
7347Abraham MarteAbraham MarteLTriangleWorld Champ.ABSR12015
7464Alexandre RibeiroAlexandre RibeiroLChokeWorld Champ.94KG8F2015
8102Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusLArmbarDallas OpenABSF2015
8432Felipe PenaFelipe PenaLEzekielNoGi Worlds91KGSF2015
8475Felipe PenaFelipe PenaLToe HoldNoGi WorldsABS4F2015
9307Guilherme AugustoGuilherme AugustoLPts: 12x0Pan American94KG4F2016
9357Gabriel ArgesGabriel ArgesLPts: 10x4Pan AmericanABSR22016
10016Dimitrius SouzaDimitrius SouzaLPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Champ.94KGR12016
10436Alexandre RibeiroAlexandre RibeiroLPts: 8x0Grand Slam LA94KGF2016
10686Nick SchrockNick SchrockLEstima lockBJJ Pro LA94KG4F2016
10908William BushLPts: 13x2NoGi Worlds92KG4F2016
11931Gabriel ArgesGabriel ArgesLTriangleACBJJ 485KGSF2017
12066Lucas LepriLucas LepriLPts: 12x0Pan AmericanABS8F2017
12179Diogo SampaioDiogo SampaioLReferee DecisionPan American88KG8F2017
12991Nicholas MeregaliNicholas MeregaliLPts: 10x0World Champ.ABSR12017
13154Matheus DinizMatheus DinizLReferee DecisionWorld Champ.94KG8F2017
13286Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusLRNCAmerican NG Nats91KGSF2017
13332Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusLRNCAmerican Nats94KGSF2017
13646Josh HingerJosh HingerLGogoplataACBJJ 785KGF2017
14583Patrick GaudioPatrick GaudioLPts: 4x2ACB JJ Worlds95KGF2017
14699Joao RochaJoao RochaLRNCNoGi WorldsABS4F2017
14925Romulo BarralRomulo BarralLMounted X chokeACB 1085KGSPF2018
15261AJ SousaAJ SousaLReferee DecisionACBJJ 1185KGSPF2018
15296Renato CardosoRenato CardosoLPts: 4x2Pan AmericanABSR22018
15385Tanner RiceTanner RiceLArmbarPan American94KGSF2018
17765Lucas BarbosaLucas BarbosaLPts: 15x0LA BJJ Pro94KGF2018
17991Kaynan DuarteKaynan DuarteLPointsSJJIF Worlds100KGF2018
18001Kaynan DuarteKaynan DuarteLPointsSJJIF NG World100KGF2018
18579Devhonte JohnsonDevhonte JohnsonLPts: 2x0NoGi Worlds91KG4F2018
19531Kaynan DuarteKaynan DuarteLPts: 5x0Pan American94KG4F2019
19893DJ JacksonDJ JacksonLReferee DecisionF2W 10985KGSPF2019
20326Dominique BellDominique BellLPts: 4x2San Diego Open94KGSF2019
20593Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusLRNCWorld Champ.ABSR22019
21369Josh HingerJosh HingerLReferee DecisionF2W 12488KGSPF2019
22309Rafael VasconcelosRafael VasconcelosLPointsSJJIF Worlds100KGF2019
22641Marcelo GomideMarcelo GomideLPts: 10x0NoGi WorldsABS4F2019
22765Jake WatsonJake WatsonLReferee DecisionF2W 13488KGSPF2020
23511Rafael LovatoRafael LovatoLMounted X chokeF2W 141112KGSPF2020
23601Roberto AbreuRoberto AbreuLPoints3CG Kumite IVABS4F2020
23709Victor HugoVictor HugoLArm in EzekielKumite 6ABS4F2020
23867Stuart MaddoxLInjuryPan AmericanABS8F2020
23981Guilherme AugustoGuilherme AugustoLPts: 5x0Pan American100KGF2020
24082Oliver TazaOliver TazaLReferee DecisionSubversiv 4ABS4F2020
24259Tex JohnsonTex JohnsonLStraight ankle lockNo Gi Pan Am.97KGSF2020
24276Giancarlo BodoniGiancarlo BodoniLPts: 4x2No Gi Pan Am.ABS8F2020
24767Tex JohnsonTex JohnsonLViolin armlockF2W 16194KGSPF2021
5374Felipe MotaFelipe MotaWChoke from backPan American94KGR12014
5453Brian CarlsenWChoke from backFIVEABSN/A2014
5454Jason AckermanWKneebarFIVEABSN/A2014
5455Sergio RiosSergio RiosWPts: 2x0FIVE Cali. 2ABSR12014
5457Francisco IturraldeFrancisco IturraldeWAdvFIVE Cali. 2ABS4F2014
5458Eduardo TellesEduardo TellesWArmbarFIVE Cali. 2ABSSF2014
5459Brian CarlsenWBow and arrowFIVE Cali. 2ABSF2014
6021Daniel StraussWPts: 2x0NoGi Worlds88KGR12014
6025Eduardo TellesEduardo TellesWArmbarNoGi Worlds88KG4F2014
6027Claudio MattosClaudio MattosWDQNoGi Worlds88KGSF2014
6831Diego GamonalWArmbarPan American88KG8F2015
7255Nathan MendelsohnNathan MendelsohnWBotinhaBoca Raton Open100KGSF2015
7322Gustavo DiasGustavo DiasWOmoplataLas Vegas Open100KGSF2015
7324Walnan PrestoWChoke from backLas Vegas Open100KGF2015
7325Vitor BarretoWTriangleLas Vegas OpenABS4F2015
7326Walnan PrestoWArmbarLas Vegas OpenABSSF2015
7327Carlos FariasCarlos FariasWChokeLas Vegas OpenABSF2015
7461Felipe MotaFelipe MotaWChokeWorld Champ.94KGR12015
7605Gustavo PiresGustavo PiresWKneebarAmerican Nat.100KGSF2015
7606Eliot KellyEliot KellyWBotinhaAmerican Nat.100KGF2015
7734Samuel SnowWTriangleAustin OpenABS4F2015
7737Marcelo StradaWN/AAustin OpenABSSF2015
7738Inacio NetoInacio NetoWArmbarAustin OpenABSF2015
7981Ricardo BastosWKneebarSanta Cruz Pro94KG4F2015
8097John YamashitaWPts: 3x0Dallas OpenABSR12015
8098Manuel DiazWPts: 4x0Dallas OpenABS4F2015
8101Lucas BarbosaLucas BarbosaWArmbarDallas OpenABSSF2015
8431Kheller ShodiWKneebarNoGi Worlds91KG4F2015
8461Keller Locke-SodhiWSubmissionNoGi WorldsABSR12015
8468Gustavo DiasGustavo DiasWArmbarNoGi WorldsABS8F2015
9303Dean LiebenbergDean LiebenbergWReferee DecisionPan American94KG8F2016
9342William ShanonWWristlock/OmoplataPan AmericanABSR12016
9854Lincoln PereiraWChoke from backLas Vegas Open94KGSF2016
9855Roberto TorralbasWPts: 2x0Las Vegas Open94KGF2016
10198Rayce NeidzwieckiWN/AAmerican NG Nats91KGSF2016
10200Valdir AraujoValdir AraujoWPointsAmerican NG Nats91KGF2016
10434R. EvangelistaR. EvangelistaWReferee DecisionGrand Slam LA94KGSF2016
11930Victor SilverioVictor SilverioWReferee DecisionACBJJ 485KG4F2017
12053Joshua BowlinWKneebarPan AmericanABSR12017
12933Gabriel ProcopioGabriel ProcopioWN/ASan Diego Open94KGSF2017
13285Daniel HamptonWN/AAmerican NG Nats91KG4F2017
13330Felipe OliveiraWPointsAmerican Nats94KG4F2017
13446Helton JoseHelton JoseWPointsACBJJ World94KGF2017
13642Lucas RochaLucas RochaWArm in guillotineACBJJ 785KG4F2017
13644Patrick GaudioPatrick GaudioWOmoplataACBJJ 785KGSF2017
14665S. ArmoutiWAnaconda chokeNoGi Worlds91KG4F2017
14669Roberto TorralbasWReferee DecisionNoGi Worlds91KGF2017
14692Ben DysonWGuillotineNoGi WorldsABSR12017
14698Scott ThomasWTriangleNoGi WorldsABSR22017
15288Darson HemmingsDarson HemmingsWPts: 0x0, AdvPan AmericanABSR12018
15383Rafael VasconcelosRafael VasconcelosWRNCPan American94KG4F2018
15800Josh HingerJosh HingerWPointsACBJJ 1285KGSPF2018
17240Daniel HamptonWGuillotineLV NG Open97KGF2018
17764Nick GreeneWArmbarLA BJJ Pro94KGSF2018
17990Rafael VasconcelosRafael VasconcelosWPointsSJJIF Worlds100KGSF2018
17999Rafael VasconcelosRafael VasconcelosWPointsSJJIF NG World100KGSF2018
18095Ben LeynardWN/ALong Beach Open94KGSF2018
18096Victor CervantesWN/ALong Beach Open94KGF2018
19526Vinicius GimenisWKatagatamePan American94KG8F2019
20276Leo DomingosWN/ADallas SPOABS4F2019
20279Rolando SamsonRolando SamsonWN/ADallas SPOABSSF2019
20280Esdras BarbosaWN/ADallas SPOABSF2019
20590Eduardo LopesEduardo LopesWArmbarWorld Champ.ABSR12019
21000Alessandro SilvaWN/AFresno Open100KGSF2019
21002Rafael VasconcelosRafael VasconcelosWN/AFresno Open100KGF2019
21257Oscar HippWHeel hookTwin Cities Inv.ABSR12019
21259Guilherme CordiviolaGuilherme CordiviolaWBrabo chokeTwin Cities Inv.ABS4F2019
21261Benny LennyWOmoplataTwin Cities Inv.ABSSF2019
21263Max GimenisMax GimenisWChoke from backTwin Cities Inv.ABSF2019
22308Helton JoseHelton JoseWPointsSJJIF Worlds100KGSF2019
22627Helton JoseHelton JoseWReferee DecisionNoGi WorldsABSR12019
23288Diego FerreiraWBrabo chokeSan Jose Open100KGF2020
23975Charles McGuireWCross chokePan American100KG4F2020
23979Fellipe AndrewFellipe AndrewWDQPan American100KGSF2020
24073Tim WilliamsWGuillotineSubversiv 4ABSR12020
24191Charles McGuireWChoke from backAtlanta Open94KGSF2020
24192AK AngermanWBrabo chokeAtlanta Open94KGF2020
24924Eduardo AvelarEduardo AvelarWRNCDallas Open100KGF2021

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