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Hiago George

Hiago George

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Hiago George is a Brazilian jiu jitsu black belt under the illustrious Cícero Costha, being also one of the most accomplished featherweight competitors of his generation. Hiago made a name for himself competing mainly in the Brazilian grappling circuit, where he conquered important titles such as Brazilian National Champion (2015), Brazil National Pro Champion (2015), South American Champion (2015, 2014, 2013) and Rio de Janeiro Grand Slam Champion (2015).

Hiago George Jiu Jitsu

Full Name: Hiago George Santos Silva

Nickname: n/a

Lineage: Mitsuyo Maeda > Carlos GracieHelio GracieRickson GracieMarcelo BehringWaldomiro PerezRoberto GodoiMarco Barbosa > Cicero Costha > Hiago George

Main Achievements:

  • CBJJ Brazilian National Champion (2015 brown)
  • IBJJF South American Champion (2015 black, 2014 brown, 2013 purple)
  • IBJJF European Open Champion (2016)
  • IBJJF European No-Gi Open Champion (2017)
  • IBJJF Rome International Open Champion (2017)
  • UAEJJF Brazil National Pro Champion (2015)
  • UAEJJF Grand Slam Rio de Janeiro Champion (2016/2015)
  • UAEJJF Grand Slam Abu Dhabi Champion(2016)
  • IBJJF Sao Paulo Open Champion (2014 brown, 2013 purple)
  • IBJJF Floripa Open Champion (2015)
  • IBJJF Rio Pro Champion (2015)
  • CBJJ Brazilian National 2nd Place (2014 purple)
  • CBJJ Brazilian National No-Gi 2nd Place (2015)
  • IBJJF Sao Paulo Open 3rd Place (2015)
  • IBJJF Pan American Championship 3rd Place (2016)

Favorite Position/Technique: Open Guard

Weight Division: Peso Pluma

Team/Association: Cícero Costha – Projeto Social Lutando Pelo Bem

Hiago George Biography

Hiago George was born on the 2nd of July, 1993 in the city of Cícero Dantas (CD), state of Bahia – Brazil. He lived in CD up until his 12th birthday, the time when his family moved to Livramento de Nossa Senhora, also in Bahia.

Martial arts entered Hiago’s life through boxing when he was in his early teens. 1 year after getting started in the “sweet science”, George was convinced by his close friend “Neto” to try a jiu jitsu class at a local academy led by coaches Alex Azevedo and Wbiara Dantas. After his first experience with grappling Hiago decided to incorporate both disciplines into his daily routine.

Within 6 months of trying his hardest to keep up with training, Hiago understood that he would not be able to reach the level of proficiency he had aimed for in either sport, if he kept wearing himself thin training both combat styles. Although it was a hard choice at the time, he opted to follow jiu jitsu full heartedly and leave boxing behind.

Within one year of training with Azevedo and Dantas, the academy joined forces with a bigger team from the neighbouring town of Vitória da Conquista, a team led by Fábio Medeiros of Gracie Barra.

When Hiago started training jiu jitsu, he set high goals for himself. His aim was always to be the best light featherweight grappler in the world. With this in mind he competed as often as he could, everywhere around Brazil. One of these trips led him to the CBJJE World Championship in 2013, a tournament he won that year as a purple belt. Hiago arrived in Sao Paulo (where the event was held) one week before the tournament, asking Cícero Costha for permission to sleep in his academy on the lead-up to the competition. While at Costa’s gym “Projeto Social Lutando Pelo Bem” (PSLPB), George saw a legion of like minded athletes, training harder than he had ever seen.

Hiago knew it would be hard to find the level of training he had seen at PSLPB in his hometown, so when he returned home George convinced his parents to allow him to follow his dream and move to Cícero Costha’s Sao Paulo academy.

Cícero accepted George with open arms and Hiago’s career took off almost immediately with wins at the Brazilian National and South American Championship. Within 18 months, Hiago earned his brown belt a division he took by storm with sequential titles in some of the sport’s top tournaments. His wins earned him a quick upgrade to black belt after 10 months spent as a brown belt.

An interesting fact about Hiago’s grading is that all belts up to brown were awarded by Fábio Medeiros, but even after Hiago George moved across to Costha’s PSLPB, Cícero travelled over to Medeiros’ academy to award Hiago’s brown and black belts, this way paying respect to his former instructor.

After earning his black belt on August 2015, Hiago George hit the ground running, winning the Brazilian National Pro (UAEJJF), the Brazilian No-Gi National silver medal (CBJJ), the IBJJF Rio Pro gold medal, as well as Floripa Open, South American Championship and the Grand Slam in Rio de Janeiro, all in his first 5 months as a black belt.

Hiago George Grappling Record

52 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    21 (40%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    3 (6%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    27 (52%)
  • BY DECISION
    1 (2%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

27 SUBMISSIONS WINS

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Choke from back
33
9
#86e620
Triangle
22
6
#5AD3D1
Verbal tap
11
3
#d1212a
Katagatame
7
2
#fad11b
Wristlock
4
1
#f58822
Armbar
4
1
#224aba
Inverted triangle
4
1
#ff9124
Toe hold
4
1
#bf1f6c
RNC
4
1
#22c9a5
Omoplata/choke
4
1
#fad223
Mounted triangle
4
1
27
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
10 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    4 (40%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    1 (10%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    0 (0%)
  • BY DECISION
    5 (50%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

0 SUBMISSION LOSSES

Hiago George Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
7555Douglas RufinoLPts: 2x0SP Open64KGSF2015
8009Philipe FreitasLPointsBrasileiro NoGi64KGF2015
8908Gabriel MoraesGabriel MoraesLReferee DecisionPan American64KGSF2016
9591Ary FariasAry FariasLReferee DecisionWorld Champ.64KGSF2016
10576Isaque PaivaIsaque PaivaLPts: 2x2, AdvBJJ Rio Pro70KGF2016
11050Mikey MusumeciMikey MusumeciLReferee DecisionEuropean Open64KGSF2017
12059Alexis AlduncinLPts: 2x0World Pro62KGRR2017
12062Mikey MusumeciMikey MusumeciLPts: 4x0World Pro62KGRR2017
12157Cleber SousaCleber SousaLReferee DecisionBrasileiro64KGSF2017
12467Gabriel MoraesGabriel MoraesLReferee DecisionWorld Champ.64KG4F2017
7375Pedro HenriqueWPts: 2x2, AdvBrazil Nat. Pro RJ62KGF2015
7553Thomas LisboaWWristlockSP Open64KG4F2015
7594Narciso VilaWVerbal tapCamp. Paulista64KGRR2015
7595Narciso VilaWVerbal tapCamp. Paulista64KGRR2015
7918Levy OliveiraWTriangleFloripa Open64KG4F2015
7919Thales NakassuWTriangleFloripa Open64KGSF2015
7921Magno MotaWPts: 2x0Floripa Open64KGF2015
8007Tiago TeixeiraWChoke from backBrasileiro NoGi64KG4F2015
8008Luiz AndradeWKatagatameBrasileiro NoGi64KGSF2015
8221David LemesDavid LemesWChoke from backIBJJF Rio Pro70KG4F2015
8225Isaque PaivaIsaque PaivaWPts: 8x6IBJJF Rio Pro70KGF2015
8274Leandro SilvaWChoke from backSouth American64KGSF2015
8275Jorge NakamuraWChoke from backSouth American64KGSF2015
8311Celso SouzaWPts: 14x0Grand Slam - Rio62KG8F2015
8318Magno MottaWPts: 2x0Grand Slam - Rio62KG4F2015
8590Luis LopesWPts: 4x2European Open64KG4F2016
8592Luis PintoWArmbarEuropean Open64KGSF2016
8901Gabriel WillcoxWPts: 2x2, AdvPan American64KGR12016
8905Pedro HenriqueWInverted trianglePan American64KG4F2016
9213Jose OliveiraWPts: 3x0World Pro62KG4F2016
9216Daniel SantanaWPts: 2x0World Pro62KGSF2016
9372Caio SantosWChoke from backBrasileiro64KGR12016
9374Bruno CelioWChoke from backBrasileiro64KG4F2016
9377Marcos SuelWPts: 9x0Brasileiro64KGSF2016
9585Kazuhiro MiyachiWKatagatameWorld Champ.64KGR22016
9590Gianni GrippoGianni GrippoWPts: 4x0World Champ.64KG4F2016
10176Willian OliveiraWChoke from backSao Paulo Open64KGSF2016
10177Rodolfo MarquesWToe holdSao Paulo Open64KGF2016
10426Jose LimaJose LimaWRNCBrasileiro NoGi61KGSF2016
10427Kelvyn PontesWTriangleBrasileiro NoGi61KGF2016
10573Vitor MatosWPointsBJJ Rio Pro70KG4F2016
10606Magno VieiraWPointsGrand Slam - Rio62KGR12016
10610Rodnei BarbosaRodnei BarbosaWPts: 2x0Grand Slam - Rio62KG4F2016
10613Felippe MeloWPts: 2x0Grand Slam - Rio62KGSF2016
10615Jose LimaJose LimaWPts: 2x0Grand Slam - Rio62KGF2016
10815UnknownWTriangleSouth American64KG4F2016
10816Luis PintoWOmoplata/chokeSouth American64KGSF2016
10817Carlos EsquisitoCarlos EsquisitoWVerbal tapSouth American64KGF2016
10954Jean PereiraWTriangleGrand Slam AD62KGSF2017
10955Tomoyuki HashimotoTomoyuki HashimotoWPts: 2x2, AdvGrand Slam AD62KGF2017
11048Isaac DoederleinIsaac DoederleinWPts: 6x4European Open64KG4F2017
11501Michael WoolfWPts: 10x0Grand Slam LDN62KG4F2017
11502Rodnei BarbosaRodnei BarbosaWPts: 2x0Grand Slam LDN62KGSF2017
11503Erno ElglandWMounted triangleGrand Slam LDN62KGF2017
11743Vincent NguyenWChoke from backRome Open64KGSF2017
11744Mathias JardinWChoke from backRome Open64KGF2017
11791Jakub WitkowskiWN/AEuropean NoGi67KGSF2017
12060Cleber SousaCleber SousaWPointsWorld Pro62KGRR2017
12150Wallace OuriqueWN/ABrasileiro64KG8F2017
12153Franklin SousaWTriangleBrasileiro64KG4F2017
12452Takuto KakoWPts: 10x2World Champ.64KGR12017
12460Kim TerraKim TerraWReferee DecisionWorld Champ.64KG8F2017

Hiago George vs Isaque Paiva

Hiago George vs Narciso Vila

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