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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

51 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    11 (22%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    2 (4%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    33 (65%)
  • BY DECISION
    4 (8%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    1 (2%)

33 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Armbar
21
7
#86e620
Kneebar
15
5
#5AD3D1
Choke from back
12
4
#d1212a
Triangle
9
3
#fad11b
Botinha
6
2
#f58822
Omoplata
6
2
#224aba
Choke
6
2
#ff9124
Arm in guillotine
6
2
#bf1f6c
Bow and arrow
3
1
#22c9a5
Submission
3
1
#fad223
Wristlock/Omoplata
3
1
#03861f
Anaconda choke
3
1
#039a1f
Guillotine
3
1
#03b41f
RNC
3
1
33
(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
Darce choke
6
1
#fad11b
Kneebar
6
1
#f58822
Choke
6
1
#224aba
Ezekiel
6
1
#ff9124
Toe Hold
6
1
#bf1f6c
Estima lock
6
1
#22c9a5
Gogoplata
6
1
#fad223
Mounted X choke
6
1
#03861f
Omoplata
6
1
17
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Arnaldo Maidana Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
5305Yuri SimoesYuri SimoesLPts: 17x0Pan American94KG8F2014
5800Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoLOmoplataDallas OpenABS4F2014
5935Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusLDarce chokeNo Gi Worlds88KGF2014
6315Yuri SimoesYuri SimoesLPointsJJ World League94KGSF2015
6581Yuri SimoesYuri SimoesLArmbarSF OpenABS4F2015
6593Diego HerzogLPts: 0x0, AdvSF Open94KGSF2015
6714Pedro MelloPedro MelloLKneebarPan American88KG4F2015
7128Leo NogueiraLeo NogueiraLPts: 6x2Boca Raton Open100KGF2015
7218Abraham MarteAbraham MarteLTriangleWorld Champ.ABSR12015
7334Alexandre RibeiroAlexandre RibeiroLChokeWorld Champ.94KG8F2015
7956Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusLArmbarDallas OpenABSF2015
8279Felipe PenaFelipe PenaLEzekielNoGi Worlds94KGSF2015
8322Felipe PenaFelipe PenaLToe HoldNoGi WorldsABS4F2015
9126Guilherme AugustoGuilherme AugustoLPts: 12x0Pan American94KG4F2016
9176Gabriel ArgesGabriel ArgesLPts: 10x4Pan AmericanABSR22016
9823Dimitrius SouzaDimitrius SouzaLPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Champ.94KGR12016
10227Alexandre RibeiroAlexandre RibeiroLPts: 8x0Grand Slam LA94KGF2016
10457Nick SchrockNick SchrockLEstima lockBJJ Pro LA94KG4F2016
10675William BushLPts: 13x2NoGi Worlds92KG4F2016
11595Gabriel ArgesGabriel ArgesLTriangleACBJJ 485KGSF2017
11726Lucas LepriLucas LepriLPts: 12x0Pan AmericanABS8F2017
11839Diogo AraujoLReferee DecisionPan American88KG8F2017
12600Nicholas MeregaliNicholas MeregaliLPts: 10x0World Champ.ABSR12017
12763Matheus DinizMatheus DinizLReferee DecisionWorld Champ.94KG8F2017
12890Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusLRNCAmerican NG Nats91KGSF2017
12935Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusLRNCAmerican Nats94KGSF2017
13196Josh HingerJosh HingerLGogoplataACBJJ 785KGF2017
14051Patrick GaudioPatrick GaudioLPts: 4x2ACB JJ Worlds95KGF2017
14164Joao RochaJoao RochaLRNCNoGi WorldsABS4F2017
14326Romulo BarralRomulo BarralLMounted X chokeACB 1085KGSPF2018
14628AJ SousaAJ SousaLReferee DecisionACBJJ 1185KGSPF2018
14661Renato CardosoRenato CardosoLPts: 4x2Pan AmericanABSR22018
14750Tanner RiceTanner RiceLArmbarPan American94KGSF2018
5303Felipe MotaFelipe MotaWChoke from backPan American94KGR12014
5382Brian CarlsenWChoke from backFIVEABSN/A2014
5383Jason AckermanWKneebarFIVEABSN/A2014
5384Sergio RiosWPts: 2x0FIVE Cali. 2ABSR12014
5386Francisco IturraldeFrancisco IturraldeWAdvFIVE Cali. 2ABS4F2014
5387Eduardo TellesEduardo TellesWArmbarFIVE Cali. 2ABSSF2014
5388Brian CarlsenWBow and arrowFIVE Cali. 2ABSF2014
5928Daniel StraussWPts: 2x0No Gi Worlds88KGR12014
5932Eduardo TellesEduardo TellesWArmbarNo Gi Worlds88KG4F2014
5934Claudio MattosClaudio MattosWDQNo Gi Worlds88KGSF2014
6710Diego GamonalWArmbarPan American88KG8F2015
7126Nathan MendelsohnNathan MendelsohnWBotinhaBoca Raton Open100KGSF2015
7193Gustavo EliasGustavo EliasWOmoplataLas Vegas Open100KGSF2015
7195Walnan PrestoWChoke from backLas Vegas Open100KGF2015
7196Vitor BarretoWTriangleLas Vegas OpenABS4F2015
7197Walnan PrestoWArmbarLas Vegas OpenABSSF2015
7198Carlos FariasCarlos FariasWChokeLas Vegas OpenABSF2015
7331Felipe MotaFelipe MotaWChokeWorld Champ.94KGR12015
7466Gustavo PiresGustavo PiresWKneebarAmerican Nat.100KGSF2015
7467Eliot KellyEliot KellyWBotinhaAmerican Nat.100KGF2015
7590Samuel SnowWTriangleAustin OpenABS4F2015
7593Marcelo StradaWN/AAustin OpenABSSF2015
7594Inacio NetoInacio NetoWArmbarAustin OpenABSF2015
7835Ricardo BastosWKneebarSanta Cruz Pro94KG4F2015
7951John YamashitaWPts: 3x0Dallas OpenABSR12015
7952Manuel DiazWPts: 4x0Dallas OpenABS4F2015
7955Lucas BarbosaLucas BarbosaWArmbarDallas OpenABSSF2015
8278Kheller ShodiWKneebarNoGi Worlds94KG4F2015
8308Keller Locke-SodhiWSubmissionNoGi WorldsABSR12015
8315Gustavo EliasGustavo EliasWArmbarNoGi WorldsABS8F2015
9122Dean LiebenbergDean LiebenbergWReferee DecisionPan American94KG8F2016
9161William ShanonWWristlock/OmoplataPan AmericanABSR12016
9664Lincoln PereiraWChoke from backLas Vegas Open94KGSF2016
9665Roberto TorralbasWPts: 2x0Las Vegas Open94KGF2016
10225R. EvangelistaR. EvangelistaWReferee DecisionGrand Slam LA94KGSF2016
11594Victor SilverioVictor SilverioWReferee DecisionACBJJ 485KG4F2017
11713Joshua BowlinWKneebarPan AmericanABSR12017
12553Gabriel ProcopioWN/ASan Diego Open94KGSF2017
12889Daniel HamptonWN/AAmerican NG Nats91KG4F2017
12933Felipe OliveiraWPointsAmerican Nats94KG4F2017
13037Helton JoseHelton JoseWPointsACBJJ World94KGF2017
13192Lucas RochaLucas RochaWArm in guillotineACBJJ 785KG4F2017
13194Patrick GaudioPatrick GaudioWOmoplataACBJJ 785KGSF2017
14054Hugo MarquesHugo MarquesWArm in guillotineACB JJ WorldsABSR12017
14131S. ArmoutiWAnaconda chokeNoGi Worlds91KG4F2017
14135Roberto TorralbasWReferee DecisionNoGi Worlds91KGF2017
14157Ben DysonWGuillotineNoGi WorldsABSR12017
14163Scott ThomasWTriangleNoGi WorldsABSR22017
14653Darson HemmingsDarson HemmingsWPts: 0x0, AdvPan AmericanABSR12018
14748Rafael VasconcelosRafael VasconcelosWRNCPan American94KG4F2018
15094Josh HingerJosh HingerWPointsACBJJ 1285KGSPF2018

Arnaldo Maidana vs Lucas Barbosa

Arnaldo Maidana vs Samuel Snow

Arnaldo Maidana vs Carlos Farias

Arnaldo Maidana vs Eduardo Telles

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