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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

56 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    15 (27%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    2 (4%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    34 (61%)
  • BY DECISION
    4 (7%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    1 (2%)

34 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Armbar
24
8
#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
Guillotine
6
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
34
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
36 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    14 (39%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    2 (6%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    17 (47%)
  • BY DECISION
    3 (8%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

17 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
Armbar
18
3
#86e620
RNC
18
3
#5AD3D1
Triangle
12
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
17
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Arnaldo Maidana Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
5331Yuri SimoesYuri SimoesLPts: 17x0Pan American94KG8F2014
5839Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoLOmoplataDallas OpenABS4F2014
5975Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusLDarce chokeNoGi Worlds88KGF2014
6363Yuri SimoesYuri SimoesLPointsJJ World League94KGSF2015
6629Yuri SimoesYuri SimoesLArmbarSF OpenABS4F2015
6641Diego HerzogLPts: 0x0, AdvSF Open94KGSF2015
6762Pedro MelloPedro MelloLKneebarPan American88KG4F2015
7183Leo NogueiraLeo NogueiraLPts: 6x2Boca Raton Open100KGF2015
7273Abraham MarteAbraham MarteLTriangleWorld Champ.ABSR12015
7390Alexandre RibeiroAlexandre RibeiroLChokeWorld Champ.94KG8F2015
8024Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusLArmbarDallas OpenABSF2015
8353Felipe PenaFelipe PenaLEzekielNoGi Worlds91KGSF2015
8396Felipe PenaFelipe PenaLToe HoldNoGi WorldsABS4F2015
9211Guilherme AugustoGuilherme AugustoLPts: 12x0Pan American94KG4F2016
9261Gabriel ArgesGabriel ArgesLPts: 10x4Pan AmericanABSR22016
9909Dimitrius SouzaDimitrius SouzaLPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Champ.94KGR12016
10322Alexandre RibeiroAlexandre RibeiroLPts: 8x0Grand Slam LA94KGF2016
10559Nick SchrockNick SchrockLEstima lockBJJ Pro LA94KG4F2016
10778William BushLPts: 13x2NoGi Worlds92KG4F2016
11743Gabriel ArgesGabriel ArgesLTriangleACBJJ 485KGSF2017
11877Lucas LepriLucas LepriLPts: 12x0Pan AmericanABS8F2017
11990Diogo AraujoLReferee DecisionPan American88KG8F2017
12768Nicholas MeregaliNicholas MeregaliLPts: 10x0World Champ.ABSR12017
12931Matheus DinizMatheus DinizLReferee DecisionWorld Champ.94KG8F2017
13059Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusLRNCAmerican NG Nats91KGSF2017
13104Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusLRNCAmerican Nats94KGSF2017
13404Josh HingerJosh HingerLGogoplataACBJJ 785KGF2017
14290Patrick GaudioPatrick GaudioLPts: 4x2ACB JJ Worlds95KGF2017
14404Joao RochaJoao RochaLRNCNoGi WorldsABS4F2017
14575Romulo BarralRomulo BarralLMounted X chokeACB 1085KGSPF2018
14891AJ SousaAJ SousaLReferee DecisionACBJJ 1185KGSPF2018
14926Renato CardosoRenato CardosoLPts: 4x2Pan AmericanABSR22018
15015Tanner RiceTanner RiceLArmbarPan American94KGSF2018
17168Lucas BarbosaLucas BarbosaLPts: 15x0LA BJJ Pro94KGF2018
17358Kaynan DuarteKaynan DuarteLPointsSJJIF Worlds100KGF2018
17368Kaynan DuarteKaynan DuarteLPointsSJJIF NG World100KGF2018
5329Felipe MotaFelipe MotaWChoke from backPan American94KGR12014
5408Brian CarlsenWChoke from backFIVEABSN/A2014
5409Jason AckermanWKneebarFIVEABSN/A2014
5410Sergio RiosWPts: 2x0FIVE Cali. 2ABSR12014
5412Francisco IturraldeFrancisco IturraldeWAdvFIVE Cali. 2ABS4F2014
5413Eduardo TellesEduardo TellesWArmbarFIVE Cali. 2ABSSF2014
5414Brian CarlsenWBow and arrowFIVE Cali. 2ABSF2014
5968Daniel StraussWPts: 2x0NoGi Worlds88KGR12014
5972Eduardo TellesEduardo TellesWArmbarNoGi Worlds88KG4F2014
5974Claudio MattosClaudio MattosWDQNoGi Worlds88KGSF2014
6758Diego GamonalWArmbarPan American88KG8F2015
7181Nathan MendelsohnNathan MendelsohnWBotinhaBoca Raton Open100KGSF2015
7248Gustavo EliasGustavo EliasWOmoplataLas Vegas Open100KGSF2015
7250Walnan PrestoWChoke from backLas Vegas Open100KGF2015
7251Vitor BarretoWTriangleLas Vegas OpenABS4F2015
7252Walnan PrestoWArmbarLas Vegas OpenABSSF2015
7253Carlos FariasCarlos FariasWChokeLas Vegas OpenABSF2015
7387Felipe MotaFelipe MotaWChokeWorld Champ.94KGR12015
7527Gustavo PiresGustavo PiresWKneebarAmerican Nat.100KGSF2015
7528Eliot KellyEliot KellyWBotinhaAmerican Nat.100KGF2015
7656Samuel SnowWTriangleAustin OpenABS4F2015
7659Marcelo StradaWN/AAustin OpenABSSF2015
7660Inacio NetoInacio NetoWArmbarAustin OpenABSF2015
7903Ricardo BastosWKneebarSanta Cruz Pro94KG4F2015
8019John YamashitaWPts: 3x0Dallas OpenABSR12015
8020Manuel DiazWPts: 4x0Dallas OpenABS4F2015
8023Lucas BarbosaLucas BarbosaWArmbarDallas OpenABSSF2015
8352Kheller ShodiWKneebarNoGi Worlds91KG4F2015
8382Keller Locke-SodhiWSubmissionNoGi WorldsABSR12015
8389Gustavo EliasGustavo EliasWArmbarNoGi WorldsABS8F2015
9207Dean LiebenbergDean LiebenbergWReferee DecisionPan American94KG8F2016
9246William ShanonWWristlock/OmoplataPan AmericanABSR12016
9750Lincoln PereiraWChoke from backLas Vegas Open94KGSF2016
9751Roberto TorralbasWPts: 2x0Las Vegas Open94KGF2016
10320R. EvangelistaR. EvangelistaWReferee DecisionGrand Slam LA94KGSF2016
11742Victor SilverioVictor SilverioWReferee DecisionACBJJ 485KG4F2017
11864Joshua BowlinWKneebarPan AmericanABSR12017
12718Gabriel ProcopioWN/ASan Diego Open94KGSF2017
13058Daniel HamptonWN/AAmerican NG Nats91KG4F2017
13102Felipe OliveiraWPointsAmerican Nats94KG4F2017
13215Helton JoseHelton JoseWPointsACBJJ World94KGF2017
13400Lucas RochaLucas RochaWArm in guillotineACBJJ 785KG4F2017
13402Patrick GaudioPatrick GaudioWOmoplataACBJJ 785KGSF2017
14371S. ArmoutiWAnaconda chokeNoGi Worlds91KG4F2017
14375Roberto TorralbasWReferee DecisionNoGi Worlds91KGF2017
14397Ben DysonWGuillotineNoGi WorldsABSR12017
14403Scott ThomasWTriangleNoGi WorldsABSR22017
14918Darson HemmingsDarson HemmingsWPts: 0x0, AdvPan AmericanABSR12018
15013Rafael VasconcelosRafael VasconcelosWRNCPan American94KG4F2018
15374Josh HingerJosh HingerWPointsACBJJ 1285KGSPF2018
16698Daniel HamptonWGuillotineLV NG Open97KGF2018
17167Nick GreeneWArmbarLA BJJ Pro94KGSF2018
17357Rafael VasconcelosRafael VasconcelosWPointsSJJIF Worlds100KGSF2018
17366Rafael VasconcelosRafael VasconcelosWPointsSJJIF NG World100KGSF2018
17457Ben LeynardWN/ALong Beach Open94KGSF2018
17458Victor CervantesWN/ALong Beach Open94KGF2018

Arnaldo Maidana vs Lucas Barbosa

Arnaldo Maidana vs Samuel Snow

Arnaldo Maidana vs Carlos Farias

Arnaldo Maidana vs Eduardo Telles

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