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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

72 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    23 (32%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    2 (3%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    41 (57%)
  • BY DECISION
    5 (7%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    1 (1%)

41 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Armbar
22
9
#86e620
Choke from back
12
5
#5AD3D1
Kneebar
12
5
#d1212a
Omoplata
7
3
#fad11b
Triangle
7
3
#f58822
Brabo choke
5
2
#224aba
Botinha
5
2
#ff9124
Choke
5
2
#bf1f6c
Guillotine
5
2
#22c9a5
Katagatame
2
1
#fad223
Heel hook
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
RNC
2
1
41
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
48 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    20 (42%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    2 (4%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    20 (42%)
  • BY DECISION
    6 (13%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

20 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
RNC
20
4
#86e620
Armbar
15
3
#5AD3D1
Triangle
10
2
#d1212a
Mounted X choke
10
2
#fad11b
Omoplata
5
1
#f58822
Darce choke
5
1
#224aba
Kneebar
5
1
#ff9124
Choke
5
1
#bf1f6c
Ezekiel
5
1
#22c9a5
Toe Hold
5
1
#fad223
Estima lock
5
1
#03861f
Gogoplata
5
1
#039a1f
Arm in Ezekiel
5
1
20
(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
6698Yuri SimoesYuri SimoesLArmbarSF OpenABS4F2015
6710Diego HerzogLPts: 0x0, AdvSF Open94KGSF2015
6831Pedro MelloPedro MelloLKneebarPan American88KG4F2015
7253Leo NogueiraLeo NogueiraLPts: 6x2Boca Raton Open100KGF2015
7343Abraham MarteAbraham MarteLTriangleWorld Champ.ABSR12015
7460Alexandre RibeiroAlexandre RibeiroLChokeWorld Champ.94KG8F2015
8098Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusLArmbarDallas OpenABSF2015
8428Felipe PenaFelipe PenaLEzekielNoGi Worlds91KGSF2015
8471Felipe PenaFelipe PenaLToe HoldNoGi WorldsABS4F2015
9301Guilherme AugustoGuilherme AugustoLPts: 12x0Pan American94KG4F2016
9351Gabriel ArgesGabriel ArgesLPts: 10x4Pan AmericanABSR22016
10007Dimitrius SouzaDimitrius SouzaLPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Champ.94KGR12016
10427Alexandre RibeiroAlexandre RibeiroLPts: 8x0Grand Slam LA94KGF2016
10677Nick SchrockNick SchrockLEstima lockBJJ Pro LA94KG4F2016
10898William BushLPts: 13x2NoGi Worlds92KG4F2016
11903Gabriel ArgesGabriel ArgesLTriangleACBJJ 485KGSF2017
12038Lucas LepriLucas LepriLPts: 12x0Pan AmericanABS8F2017
12151Diogo SampaioDiogo SampaioLReferee DecisionPan American88KG8F2017
12960Nicholas MeregaliNicholas MeregaliLPts: 10x0World Champ.ABSR12017
13123Matheus DinizMatheus DinizLReferee DecisionWorld Champ.94KG8F2017
13254Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusLRNCAmerican NG Nats91KGSF2017
13300Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusLRNCAmerican Nats94KGSF2017
13614Josh HingerJosh HingerLGogoplataACBJJ 785KGF2017
14549Patrick GaudioPatrick GaudioLPts: 4x2ACB JJ Worlds95KGF2017
14665Joao RochaJoao RochaLRNCNoGi WorldsABS4F2017
14889Romulo BarralRomulo BarralLMounted X chokeACB 1085KGSPF2018
15225AJ SousaAJ SousaLReferee DecisionACBJJ 1185KGSPF2018
15260Renato CardosoRenato CardosoLPts: 4x2Pan AmericanABSR22018
15349Tanner RiceTanner RiceLArmbarPan American94KGSF2018
17716Lucas BarbosaLucas BarbosaLPts: 15x0LA BJJ Pro94KGF2018
17942Kaynan DuarteKaynan DuarteLPointsSJJIF Worlds100KGF2018
17952Kaynan DuarteKaynan DuarteLPointsSJJIF NG World100KGF2018
18524Devhonte JohnsonDevhonte JohnsonLPts: 2x0NoGi Worlds91KG4F2018
19460Kaynan DuarteKaynan DuarteLPts: 5x0Pan American94KG4F2019
19820DJ JacksonDJ JacksonLReferee DecisionF2W 10985KGSPF2019
20249Dominique BellDominique BellLPts: 4x2San Diego Open94KGSF2019
20513Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusLRNCWorld Champ.ABSR22019
21273Josh HingerJosh HingerLReferee DecisionF2W 12488KGSPF2019
22176Rafael VasconcelosRafael VasconcelosLPointsSJJIF Worlds100KGF2019
22501Marcelo GomideMarcelo GomideLPts: 10x0NoGi WorldsABS4F2019
22614Jake WatsonJake WatsonLReferee DecisionF2W 13488KGSPF2020
23319Rafael LovatoRafael LovatoLMounted X chokeF2W 141112KGSPF2020
23397Roberto AbreuRoberto AbreuLPoints3CG Kumite IVABS4F2020
23495Victor HugoVictor HugoLArm in EzekielKumite 6ABS4F2020
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
6827Diego GamonalWArmbarPan American88KG8F2015
7251Nathan MendelsohnNathan MendelsohnWBotinhaBoca Raton Open100KGSF2015
7318Gustavo DiasGustavo DiasWOmoplataLas Vegas Open100KGSF2015
7320Walnan PrestoWChoke from backLas Vegas Open100KGF2015
7321Vitor BarretoWTriangleLas Vegas OpenABS4F2015
7322Walnan PrestoWArmbarLas Vegas OpenABSSF2015
7323Carlos FariasCarlos FariasWChokeLas Vegas OpenABSF2015
7457Felipe MotaFelipe MotaWChokeWorld Champ.94KGR12015
7601Gustavo PiresGustavo PiresWKneebarAmerican Nat.100KGSF2015
7602Eliot KellyEliot KellyWBotinhaAmerican Nat.100KGF2015
7730Samuel SnowWTriangleAustin OpenABS4F2015
7733Marcelo StradaWN/AAustin OpenABSSF2015
7734Inacio NetoInacio NetoWArmbarAustin OpenABSF2015
7977Ricardo BastosWKneebarSanta Cruz Pro94KG4F2015
8093John YamashitaWPts: 3x0Dallas OpenABSR12015
8094Manuel DiazWPts: 4x0Dallas OpenABS4F2015
8097Lucas BarbosaLucas BarbosaWArmbarDallas OpenABSSF2015
8427Kheller ShodiWKneebarNoGi Worlds91KG4F2015
8457Keller Locke-SodhiWSubmissionNoGi WorldsABSR12015
8464Gustavo DiasGustavo DiasWArmbarNoGi WorldsABS8F2015
9297Dean LiebenbergDean LiebenbergWReferee DecisionPan American94KG8F2016
9336William ShanonWWristlock/OmoplataPan AmericanABSR12016
9845Lincoln PereiraWChoke from backLas Vegas Open94KGSF2016
9846Roberto TorralbasWPts: 2x0Las Vegas Open94KGF2016
10189Rayce NeidzwieckiWN/AAmerican NG Nats91KGSF2016
10191Valdir AraujoValdir AraujoWPointsAmerican NG Nats91KGF2016
10425R. EvangelistaR. EvangelistaWReferee DecisionGrand Slam LA94KGSF2016
11902Victor SilverioVictor SilverioWReferee DecisionACBJJ 485KG4F2017
12025Joshua BowlinWKneebarPan AmericanABSR12017
12905Gabriel ProcopioGabriel ProcopioWN/ASan Diego Open94KGSF2017
13253Daniel HamptonWN/AAmerican NG Nats91KG4F2017
13298Felipe OliveiraWPointsAmerican Nats94KG4F2017
13414Helton JoseHelton JoseWPointsACBJJ World94KGF2017
13610Lucas RochaLucas RochaWArm in guillotineACBJJ 785KG4F2017
13612Patrick GaudioPatrick GaudioWOmoplataACBJJ 785KGSF2017
14631S. ArmoutiWAnaconda chokeNoGi Worlds91KG4F2017
14635Roberto TorralbasWReferee DecisionNoGi Worlds91KGF2017
14658Ben DysonWGuillotineNoGi WorldsABSR12017
14664Scott ThomasWTriangleNoGi WorldsABSR22017
15252Darson HemmingsDarson HemmingsWPts: 0x0, AdvPan AmericanABSR12018
15347Rafael VasconcelosRafael VasconcelosWRNCPan American94KG4F2018
15764Josh HingerJosh HingerWPointsACBJJ 1285KGSPF2018
17198Daniel HamptonWGuillotineLV NG Open97KGF2018
17715Nick GreeneWArmbarLA BJJ Pro94KGSF2018
17941Rafael VasconcelosRafael VasconcelosWPointsSJJIF Worlds100KGSF2018
17950Rafael VasconcelosRafael VasconcelosWPointsSJJIF NG World100KGSF2018
18046Ben LeynardWN/ALong Beach Open94KGSF2018
18047Victor CervantesWN/ALong Beach Open94KGF2018
19455Vinicius GimenisWKatagatamePan American94KG8F2019
20199Leo DomingosWN/ADallas SPOABS4F2019
20202Rolando SamsonRolando SamsonWN/ADallas SPOABSSF2019
20203Esdras BarbosaWN/ADallas SPOABSF2019
20510Eduardo LopesEduardo LopesWArmbarWorld Champ.ABSR12019
20911Alessandro SilvaWN/AFresno Open100KGSF2019
20913Rafael VasconcelosRafael VasconcelosWN/AFresno Open100KGF2019
21160Oscar HippWHeel hookTwin Cities Inv.ABSR12019
21162Guilherme CordiviolaGuilherme CordiviolaWBrabo chokeTwin Cities Inv.ABS4F2019
21164Benny LennyWOmoplataTwin Cities Inv.ABSSF2019
21166Max GimenisMax GimenisWChoke from backTwin Cities Inv.ABSF2019
22175Helton JoseHelton JoseWPointsSJJIF Worlds100KGSF2019
22487Helton JoseHelton JoseWReferee DecisionNoGi WorldsABSR12019
23105Diego FerreiraWBrabo chokeSan Jose Open100KGF2020

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