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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
RNC
2
1
#fad223
Katagatame
2
1
#03861f
Heel hook
2
1
#039a1f
Bow and arrow
2
1
#03b41f
Submission
2
1
#03c61f
Wristlock/Omoplata
2
1
#03d61f
Arm in guillotine
2
1
#03f61f
Anaconda choke
2
1
41
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
45 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    19 (42%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    2 (4%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    18 (40%)
  • BY DECISION
    6 (13%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

18 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
RNC
22
4
#86e620
Armbar
17
3
#5AD3D1
Triangle
11
2
#d1212a
Omoplata
6
1
#fad11b
Darce choke
6
1
#f58822
Kneebar
6
1
#224aba
Choke
6
1
#ff9124
Ezekiel
6
1
#bf1f6c
Toe Hold
6
1
#22c9a5
Estima lock
6
1
#fad223
Gogoplata
6
1
#03861f
Mounted X choke
6
1
18
(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
6433Yuri SimoesYuri SimoesLPointsJJ World League94KGSF2015
6699Yuri SimoesYuri SimoesLArmbarSF OpenABS4F2015
6711Diego HerzogLPts: 0x0, AdvSF Open94KGSF2015
6832Pedro MelloPedro MelloLKneebarPan American88KG4F2015
7254Leo NogueiraLeo NogueiraLPts: 6x2Boca Raton Open100KGF2015
7344Abraham MarteAbraham MarteLTriangleWorld Champ.ABSR12015
7461Alexandre RibeiroAlexandre RibeiroLChokeWorld Champ.94KG8F2015
8099Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusLArmbarDallas OpenABSF2015
8429Felipe PenaFelipe PenaLEzekielNoGi Worlds91KGSF2015
8472Felipe PenaFelipe PenaLToe HoldNoGi WorldsABS4F2015
9302Guilherme AugustoGuilherme AugustoLPts: 12x0Pan American94KG4F2016
9352Gabriel ArgesGabriel ArgesLPts: 10x4Pan AmericanABSR22016
10008Dimitrius SouzaDimitrius SouzaLPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Champ.94KGR12016
10428Alexandre RibeiroAlexandre RibeiroLPts: 8x0Grand Slam LA94KGF2016
10678Nick SchrockNick SchrockLEstima lockBJJ Pro LA94KG4F2016
10899William BushLPts: 13x2NoGi Worlds92KG4F2016
11901Gabriel ArgesGabriel ArgesLTriangleACBJJ 485KGSF2017
12036Lucas LepriLucas LepriLPts: 12x0Pan AmericanABS8F2017
12149Diogo SampaioDiogo SampaioLReferee DecisionPan American88KG8F2017
12955Nicholas MeregaliNicholas MeregaliLPts: 10x0World Champ.ABSR12017
13118Matheus DinizMatheus DinizLReferee DecisionWorld Champ.94KG8F2017
13248Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusLRNCAmerican NG Nats91KGSF2017
13294Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusLRNCAmerican Nats94KGSF2017
13605Josh HingerJosh HingerLGogoplataACBJJ 785KGF2017
14536Patrick GaudioPatrick GaudioLPts: 4x2ACB JJ Worlds95KGF2017
14652Joao RochaJoao RochaLRNCNoGi WorldsABS4F2017
14876Romulo BarralRomulo BarralLMounted X chokeACB 1085KGSPF2018
15213AJ SousaAJ SousaLReferee DecisionACBJJ 1185KGSPF2018
15248Renato CardosoRenato CardosoLPts: 4x2Pan AmericanABSR22018
15337Tanner RiceTanner RiceLArmbarPan American94KGSF2018
17691Lucas BarbosaLucas BarbosaLPts: 15x0LA BJJ Pro94KGF2018
17915Kaynan DuarteKaynan DuarteLPointsSJJIF Worlds100KGF2018
17925Kaynan DuarteKaynan DuarteLPointsSJJIF NG World100KGF2018
18495Devhonte JohnsonDevhonte JohnsonLPts: 2x0NoGi Worlds91KG4F2018
19425Kaynan DuarteKaynan DuarteLPts: 5x0Pan American94KG4F2019
19784DJ JacksonDJ JacksonLReferee DecisionF2W Pro 10985KGSPF2019
20213Dominique BellDominique BellLPts: 4x2San Diego Open94KGSF2019
20477Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusLRNCWorld Champ.ABSR22019
21233Josh HingerJosh HingerLReferee DecisionF2W Pro 12488KGSPF2019
22111Rafael VasconcelosRafael VasconcelosLPointsSJJIF Worlds100KGF2019
22431Marcelo GomideMarcelo GomideLPts: 10x0NoGi WorldsABS4F2019
22544Jake WatsonJake WatsonLReferee DecisionF2W Pro 13488KGSPF2020
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
6828Diego GamonalWArmbarPan American88KG8F2015
7252Nathan MendelsohnNathan MendelsohnWBotinhaBoca Raton Open100KGSF2015
7319Gustavo DiasGustavo DiasWOmoplataLas Vegas Open100KGSF2015
7321Walnan PrestoWChoke from backLas Vegas Open100KGF2015
7322Vitor BarretoWTriangleLas Vegas OpenABS4F2015
7323Walnan PrestoWArmbarLas Vegas OpenABSSF2015
7324Carlos FariasCarlos FariasWChokeLas Vegas OpenABSF2015
7458Felipe MotaFelipe MotaWChokeWorld Champ.94KGR12015
7602Gustavo PiresGustavo PiresWKneebarAmerican Nat.100KGSF2015
7603Eliot KellyEliot KellyWBotinhaAmerican Nat.100KGF2015
7731Samuel SnowWTriangleAustin OpenABS4F2015
7734Marcelo StradaWN/AAustin OpenABSSF2015
7735Inacio NetoInacio NetoWArmbarAustin OpenABSF2015
7978Ricardo BastosWKneebarSanta Cruz Pro94KG4F2015
8094John YamashitaWPts: 3x0Dallas OpenABSR12015
8095Manuel DiazWPts: 4x0Dallas OpenABS4F2015
8098Lucas BarbosaLucas BarbosaWArmbarDallas OpenABSSF2015
8428Kheller ShodiWKneebarNoGi Worlds91KG4F2015
8458Keller Locke-SodhiWSubmissionNoGi WorldsABSR12015
8465Gustavo DiasGustavo DiasWArmbarNoGi WorldsABS8F2015
9298Dean LiebenbergDean LiebenbergWReferee DecisionPan American94KG8F2016
9337William ShanonWWristlock/OmoplataPan AmericanABSR12016
9846Lincoln PereiraWChoke from backLas Vegas Open94KGSF2016
9847Roberto TorralbasWPts: 2x0Las Vegas Open94KGF2016
10190Rayce NeidzwieckiWN/AAmerican NG Nats91KGSF2016
10192Valdir AraujoValdir AraujoWPointsAmerican NG Nats91KGF2016
10426R. EvangelistaR. EvangelistaWReferee DecisionGrand Slam LA94KGSF2016
11900Victor SilverioVictor SilverioWReferee DecisionACBJJ 485KG4F2017
12023Joshua BowlinWKneebarPan AmericanABSR12017
12900Gabriel ProcopioWN/ASan Diego Open94KGSF2017
13247Daniel HamptonWN/AAmerican NG Nats91KG4F2017
13292Felipe OliveiraWPointsAmerican Nats94KG4F2017
13405Helton JoseHelton JoseWPointsACBJJ World94KGF2017
13601Lucas RochaLucas RochaWArm in guillotineACBJJ 785KG4F2017
13603Patrick GaudioPatrick GaudioWOmoplataACBJJ 785KGSF2017
14618S. ArmoutiWAnaconda chokeNoGi Worlds91KG4F2017
14622Roberto TorralbasWReferee DecisionNoGi Worlds91KGF2017
14645Ben DysonWGuillotineNoGi WorldsABSR12017
14651Scott ThomasWTriangleNoGi WorldsABSR22017
15240Darson HemmingsDarson HemmingsWPts: 0x0, AdvPan AmericanABSR12018
15335Rafael VasconcelosRafael VasconcelosWRNCPan American94KG4F2018
15752Josh HingerJosh HingerWPointsACBJJ 1285KGSPF2018
17174Daniel HamptonWGuillotineLV NG Open97KGF2018
17690Nick GreeneWArmbarLA BJJ Pro94KGSF2018
17914Rafael VasconcelosRafael VasconcelosWPointsSJJIF Worlds100KGSF2018
17923Rafael VasconcelosRafael VasconcelosWPointsSJJIF NG World100KGSF2018
18017Ben LeynardWN/ALong Beach Open94KGSF2018
18018Victor CervantesWN/ALong Beach Open94KGF2018
19420Vinicius GimenisWKatagatamePan American94KG8F2019
20163Leonardo DomingosWN/ADallas Spring OpenABS4F2019
20166Rolando SamsonRolando SamsonWN/ADallas Spring OpenABSSF2019
20167Esdras BarbosaWN/ADallas Spring OpenABSF2019
20474Eduardo LopesEduardo LopesWArmbarWorld Champ.ABSR12019
20875Alessandro SilvaWN/AFresno Open100KGSF2019
20877Rafael VasconcelosRafael VasconcelosWN/AFresno Open100KGF2019
21121Oscar HippWHeel hookTwin Cities Inv.ABSR12019
21123Guilherme CordiviolaGuilherme CordiviolaWBrabo chokeTwin Cities Inv.ABS4F2019
21125Benny LennyWOmoplataTwin Cities Inv.ABSSF2019
21127Max GimenisMax GimenisWChoke from backTwin Cities Inv.ABSF2019
22110Helton JoseHelton JoseWPointsSJJIF Worlds100KGSF2019
22417Helton JoseHelton JoseWReferee DecisionNoGi WorldsABSR12019
23020Diego FerreiraWBrabo chokeSan Jose Open100KGF2020

Arnaldo Maidana vs Lucas Barbosa

Arnaldo Maidana vs Samuel Snow

Arnaldo Maidana vs Carlos Farias

Arnaldo Maidana vs Eduardo Telles

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