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Hiago Gama is a Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt under Alexandre (Gigi) Paiva, and a member of the Alliance academy for whom Hiago conquered numerous titles while competing in the rooster-weight (57,50 kg / 127.0 lbs) category of the sport. Regarded as one of the top prospects in jiu-jitsu since his IBJJF Grand Slam victory as a blue belt (2013), when he won the World, Pan American, Brasileiro, and European Open titles, Hiago Gama continued to cement that claim with world titles on every colored belt, being mentioned by BJJ Heroes as one of the ‘Most Likely to Succeed‘ roosters in BJJ (2017).

Hiago Gama Jiu-Jitsu

Full Name: Hiago Gama Sousa

Nickname: N/A

Lineage: C. Gracie > H. Gracie > Rolls Gracie > Romero Cavalcanti > Alexandre Paiva > Hiago Gama

Main Achievements:

  • 1st Place IBJJF European Open Champion (2018)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF Pans Championship (2019/2021)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF Rio International Open (2018)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF World Championship (2018)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF Pans Championship No-Gi (2020)

Main Achievements (Colored Belts):

  • 1st Place IBJJF World Championship (2017 brown, 2015 purple, 2013 blue)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Pans Championship (2017/2016 brown, 2013 blue)
  • 1st Place IBJJF European Open (2016 brown, 2013 blue)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Rio BJJ Pro (2014** purple)
  • 1st Place CBJJ Brazilian Nationals (2013 blue)
  • 1st Place CBJJ Brazilian Nationals No-Gi (2013 blue)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF World Championship (2016 brown, 2014 purple)
  • 2nd Place CBJJ Brazilian Nationals No-Gi (2014 purple)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF Rio Open (2012** blue)

Favorite Position/Technique: Open Guard

Weight Division: Peso Galo (57,50 kg / 127.0 lbs)

Team/Association: Alliance

Hiago Gama Biography

Hiago Gama was born on May 13, 1992, in Vitória da Conquista, a city inside the Brazilian state of Bahia, where Gama grew up. Hiago’s first steps into the world of martial arts and combat sports were taken through judo, a sport he initiated at the age of 5 and where Gama remained up to purple belt.

In 2008 Hiago was invited by a friend (Daniel Ferraz) to visit his jiu jitsu academy. Gama thoroughly enjoyed the class and decided to sign a membership, this way giving a start to his BJJ career. Even though his family had strong ties to judo, particularly through his aunts Cátia and Cácia Gama (both former Brazilian national medallists in the sport), Hiago slowly grew disconnected with judo and started focussing more of his efforts on jiu jitsu.

Hiago Gama’s first jiu jitsu instructor was Gleison Oliveira, with whom he trained up to blue belt. In 2012 Alexandre Paiva, leader of the Alliance Leblon academy, started a project with the intent of finding some of the most talented athletes in the colored belts competitive scene and foster their careers, helping these athletes reach their full potential. Gama was one of the very first to sign on to this program, moving to Rio de Janeiro for that purpose that same year.

During his first year at Alliance Leblon, Hiago Gama conquered the IBJJF Grand Slam by winning Brazilian National, European Open, Pans, and World titles, proving the success of Paiva’s program.

Going through the purple and brown belt stages, Hiago showed continuous growth and the highest standard of jiu jitsu by winning world titles and ultimately being promoted to black belt in June 2017 – while still on the podium of the IBJJF World Championship, a tournament he had just won.

Hiago Gama Grappling Record

17 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    4 (24%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    7 (41%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    4 (24%)
  • BY DECISION
    2 (12%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

4 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Kneebar
25
1
#86e620
Short choke
25
1
#5AD3D1
Crucifix choke
25
1
#d1212a
RNC
25
1
4
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
10 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    5 (50%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    1 (10%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    1 (10%)
  • BY DECISION
    1 (10%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    2 (20%)

1 SUBMISSION LOSSES

#214eb8
Choke from back
100
1
1
(100%) SUBMISSION

Hiago Gama Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
14292Pedro DiasPedro DiasLDQGrand Slam RJ62KG4F2017
14297Tiago BarrosTiago BarrosLPts: 5x0Grand Slam RJ62KGRPC2017
15768Magno MotaLPointsRio Open64KGF2018
16405Rodnei BarbosaRodnei BarbosaLChoke from backWorld Champ.57KGSF2018
19516Cleber SousaCleber SousaLReferee DecisionPan American57KGF2019
19899Fernando SoaresLN/ABoston Sp. Open57KGF2019
21518Thiago AbudThiago AbudLDQNo Gi Pan Am.67KGR12019
24328Bebeto OliveiraLPts: 6x6, AdvAtlanta Open64KGF2020
24347Lucas PinheiroLucas PinheiroLPts: 6x2No Gi Pan Am.62KGSF2020
27391Livio RibeiroLivio RibeiroLPts: 6x2Pan American58KGF2021
14289Wilian ChavezWPts: 7x2Grand Slam RJ62KGR12017
14296Fellipe MeloWRNCGrand Slam RJ62KGRPC2017
14861Koji ShibamotoKoji ShibamotoWPts: 4x4, AdvEuropean Open57KGSF2018
14863Cleito SoaresCleito SoaresWKneebarEuropean Open57KGF2018
15767Eduardo CamposWPointsRio Open64KGSF2018
16399Eduardo BarbozaEduardo BarbozaWShort chokeWorld Champ.57KGR12018
16403Koji ShibamotoKoji ShibamotoWPts: 4x2World Champ.57KG4F2018
19317Angel RodriguezWCrucifix chokeNAGA B. NoGi68KGF2019
19318Jack StapletonWN/ANAGA Boston68KGF2019
19513Livio RibeiroLivio RibeiroWPts: 2x2, AdvPan American57KG4F2019
19515Koji ShibamotoKoji ShibamotoWPts: 2x2, AdvPan American57KGSF2019
19730Bruno DiasWReferee DecisionF2W 10764KGSPF2019
21144Rodrigo RanieriRodrigo RanieriWAdvBoston SMO64KGSF2019
21146Thiago BritoWAdvBoston SMO64KGF2019
24326Matheus MagalhaesWPts: 2x2, AdvAtlanta Open64KGSF2020
24345Richard AlarconRichard AlarconWPts: 0x0, AdvNo Gi Pan Am.62KG4F2020
27390Roiter LimaRoiter LimaWReferee DecisionPan American58KGSF2021

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